Sarah Hurley, Lookbook Magazine Vol. 4 projects

Sarah Hurley’s Lookbook Magazine Volume 4¬†is already released, yey! Exciting times ūüôā

There are a lot of great projects from the rest of Sarah’s¬†talented DTs and I was blown away by the creativity and variety of projects presented by each of these ladies.

I’m sharing here some of my contributions to the book using Sarah Hurley’s digi kits, stamps, and papers.

First up¬† is the Halloween card using Sarah’s 31 Spook Street Digi¬†Scrapbooking kit.¬†¬†I got the image, Angelica Strange from the kit while the stamps are from Malcolm Strange stamp set.¬†I did¬†partial embossing and background stamping as well in the card base.¬†Angelica, the candy corn and pumpkin were colored with promarkers. The banner’s paper I used Sarah’s September Kit Club Add On 1-Shooting Star.

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Note that the Lookbook Magazine, Vol. 4 highlights Halloween and Autumn season so the projects are a combination of the two.

I also did a set of small treat bags for small chocolate pieces. The stamps are again from Malcolm Strange stamp set. For the orange bag, I used Doodle Doll Art Girl stamp.  I again used stamping and embossing for these bags plus twine and some washi strips.

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I have a set of three cards as well with whimsical characters and autumn colors. I used Woodland Wonders, Under the Stars Digi¬†scrapbooking kit¬†for all the cards here. I did a lot of fuzzy cutting in the images but feels no boredom at all doing them ūüôā What a great feeling seeing these cards in a finished state. A lot of photos here..

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The sentiments for the other two cards are from Sarah’s Sentiments Stamp.

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And now, moving to another craft project, a wall decor using stamps from the Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamps.¬†Love this one too ūüôā

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Tag It challenge

Quickly checking in to share my take in this month’s Papertrey Ink Tag it Challenge blog hop.

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The challenge is create a quick set of five gift tags for the holidays, just perfect for the coming season isn’t it?

I used Papertrey Ink’s¬†tag dies, alphas, star, and Christmas sock dies for this project. A combination of one, two or more of the elements. I did random ones rather than only one layout for the same set of¬†five tags.

So without further ado, here’s what I came up with.

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Sketch N Scrap Holiday Blog Hop – Day 1

Today starts the Holiday Blog Hop at Sketch N Scrap¬†and I’m dedicating this project post both for the hop and the digi Monday.

From today until 8th of November, great holiday projects will be featured everyday for inspiration SNS blog. I will be featuring my take on Saturday, 26th of October but before that day comes, go and check out¬†what’s in stored at SNS blog¬†for a holiday inspiration and a chance to win along the hop.

On my turn, I will be giving away some craft supplies that you can also use in your projects.

For now, let me share another project that you can do using a digi image stamp.

I colored Candace digi image, Costume Set 2 from Chi Chi Memories with promarkers. Then fuzzy cut her before adhering to the tag.  I just love how digi stamps can be resized to fit for a card, a tag or just another craft medium.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon.

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Chi Chi Memories – Costume Set 2

It’s the fist of the month and its the time for new month release from Chi Chi Memories.

For October, its Candace and Jordy¬†dressed up in Costumes. The digi stamp set is called Costume Set 2. Very pretty isn’t it?

I used the lion and tiger costumes of Jordy¬†& Candace for a packaging tag. I have some white packages that can hold some treats, chocolates, candies or just anything for a treat or party that I used here. ¬†I put a Kit Kat¬†bar in mine ūüôā I added some washi tapes in the bottom for some colors.

Coloring is still using my fave at the moment, promarkers.  I fuzzy cut each of them and placed them in a die cut tag with stamped background. The rest is a combination of patterned papers and attached to the package with jute twine.

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Digi Monday + GDT

Recently, I’m looking on ways to improve my blog. I’m considering a scheduled¬†project post¬†from digi¬†stamps, to stamps, to sewing. It will be a weekly highlight on project/s that I did for the week. Or it can be a digi¬†project I’m currently working on that I will soon share in a Monday.

I will be calling the¬†digi¬†projects as Digi¬†Monday as I’ll be focusing in digital projects as such.¬†I did a badge¬†for this ¬†digi¬†weekly round-up.

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On another note, I’m so happy to share that I will be a guest designer at Chi Chi Memories from September to October. I specially love their¬†cute and adorable digital images that you can use in cards, invitations, tags, scrapbook page and other craft projects.

There will be a monthly digi release (every 1st of the month) and I’m starting off my take by using this month’s new release called Stamp Set – Party¬†Time.¬†

I used the cute ‘party organizers’ as my main characters in a tea party invitation.¬†I did the layout using Illustrator but it can also be done using Word doc. I colored the images using promarkers.

For the envelope, I resize¬†the same images and printed them in the envelope. ¬†As the envelope is thinner than cardstock, I¬†colored the images with colored pencils. The¬†colorful borders were from Sarah Hurley’s All Sewn Up! digi scrapbook¬†kit.

Looking on¬†party invites just makes me smile ūüôā

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You can visit the Chi Chi Memories blog for more inspiration.

Felt Wand

After finishing the felt crown project, I started working on a¬†coordinating¬†wand to go along with it.¬†I use the same color scheme of felt, and the same flower die¬†(smallest size) from Papertrey ink.¬†For embellishments, I used sequins and ribbons. I didn’t get any wooden dowel to use in the wand but got this pink plastic¬†knitting needle (12mm size) as alternative. Just fit for the¬†my color scheme.

So, let me know what you think.

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Edited: I’m linking this project to Ginger Snap Crafts¬†{wow me}¬†Linky Party

Felt Crown DIY

My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and¬†before that day comes,¬†I’m already looking for¬†something that¬†she could use or play around with.¬†So, since¬†she¬†really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like¬†a¬†Barbie princess.

I¬†found awesome site and tutorials¬†when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt.¬†My stash already have almost all what I need, I just¬†bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.

I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it¬†only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.

So here’s how I did it:

1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.

  • Felt – I used¬†2 shades of pink for the¬†front and back
  • Pellon – for sturdier backing
  • Assorted buttons
  • Twine
  • Ribbons
  • Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
  • Flower and Spellbinder¬†dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers.¬†There are flower templates available online too.¬†It just so happen that I have the¬†Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
  • Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
  • Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown

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2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.

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3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and¬†colored ribbon¬†below.

Note, I adhere only the front felt¬†and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final¬†cover, I put them later to¬†hide the stitching I did¬†in the buttons.

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4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos¬†explain them all ūüôā

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This is how I assembled them

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5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad¬†sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.

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The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way

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Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.

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6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch

And the end project…

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If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email ūüôā

EDITED: I’m linking this project to¬† And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party

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Happy sewing!