Good day to all my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I hope you are enjoying a nice, carefree weekend and I’m glad that you’ve found your way into your craft room. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to share a little inspiration from some of the most talented people in our industry, so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy!
Have you had the opportunity to play with the new Sizzix 3-D Embossing Folders? I love all the added texture that they bring to this amazing layout. 3-D Embossing Folders are a bit thicker than your traditional embossing folders and leave a deeper, more pronounced 3-D effect. A little something I picked up from Jan that I’d like to share is that when you’re using these embossing folders, you will need to adjust your plates (Sizzix Sandwich) before you run it through your die cut machine. Instead of using two cutting plates you will only need one to compensate for the thickness of the embossing folder.
If you’d like more information along with a complete supply list, click here and I will be happy to take you over to Jan’s blog In My Own Imagination so you can follow along as she shares step-by-step instructions along with some great pics on how this gorgeous layout came together. I hope you’ve been inspired to sit down and create that next page in your scrapbook.
How clever of Natalia to die cut her own flowers out of Inkadinkado’s masking paper to create this soft, elegant background. The masking paper is perfect for creating dimensional and resist effects with your stamps and as you can see, is the perfect tool for masking techniques. Don’t you love it when a card this beautiful comes together so quickly? Think of all the wonderful dies you have! This technique really opens up all kinds of options.
I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite dies and inks and create your own unique background papers. What a great way to get a little extra mileage of your precious dies and stamps! Big hugs to Natalia for sharing this great tip.
I absolutely fell in love with what Anna-Karin created with the Sizzix Scoreboard Toolbox Die! This puppy is on my wish list to purchase at our Texas Stamp & Scrapbook Expo this weekend. 😉 I just checked and It’s Cheaper Than Therapy.com has it on sale for $31.99 online. In case you’re wondering, the design dimensions of the toolbox are 9 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″. How perfect to fill with a little pisky (gift) or some sweet treats. This is one die you will really get some use out of.
I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Anna-Karin for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters, she really has outdone herself on this adorable toolbox. I highly recommend stopping by the Layers Of Ink Blog so you can follow along as she shares step-by-step instructions on how this project came together. Be prepared to take notes – she has lots of tips and techniques to share and I’m pretty sure you’re going to be introduced to some must-have supplies that you might not have seen yet, like the Eileen Hull Blends by ColorBox and those amazing stamps by Darkroom Door to name a few.
If you like Chicken Cordon Bleu but not all the fuss it takes to prepare it the traditional way, then you’re going to adore Jaclyn’s simplified version. I love that it only uses one pan for the chicken and the sauce! Less time spent cleaning up means more time in our craft room.
Click here and I will take you over to the Cooking Classy Blog so you can print out the recipe. I recommend printing out several copies because your friends will want to know how you made it. By the way, while you’re visiting Jaclyn be sure to check out her fabulous drink recipes; they are truly amazing. Big hugs to Jaclyn for helping us spice things up in the kitchen.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you. I’ll see you next Sunday unless I’m lucky enough to see you in person at one of our 19 Stamp & Scrapbook Expos. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we can create something beautiful together. Hugs to all!