Special Card for Mom

Hi, it’s Crystal here I’m excited to share my first project for Epiphany Crafts today. I love getting cards for Mother’s day from my two girls they mean so much more than any gift they could just buy. I love how hard they work on them to get them just perfect. The next best thing to homemade cards is hearts I could put a heart on any project so for this card I used the Heart 25 tool:

I used my Silhouette to cut the word MOM out of cardstock. I took some pattern paper and placed it behind my letters. I used blue paper to place behind my letter O so that the heart would pop a little more. I felt it needed a little more detail so I added some stitching around the edge in the same shade of pink as the cardstock.

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Here is a close up of the heart:

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Thank you for looking at my card. You still have time before Mother’s day to get your card made:)

❤{Love This & You!}❤

Looking for a cute way to use your Round 25 punch? I’m going to show you how to add a sweet little detail to a card in today’s post.  I created this card using the Heart 25 and Round 25 tools.

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You’ll notice two semi-circles tucked here and there in the card. If you’d like to achieve that look for your card or project, simply line up the text or graphic in your tool, punch and then trim in half. You can tuck it in a flap as pictured in the right hand top corner, or you can use it as a “tab” as pictured in the left hand lower side (xoxo). This is a simple accent to add a lot of oomph to your card. See the close up below for greater detail:

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Thank you for letting me share with you and hope you have an amazing week!

A Lovely Day with Epiphany Crafts

 

Hi Epiphany Crafts fans and friends!  I’m Joy from Joy’s Life and am so happy to be here today sharing a little look at how I craft when I travel.

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I just got back from spending a wonderful week with my family in the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg.  It was great!  While I was there I used a little down time to do some crafting.

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I took Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Button Round 20 and Self Adhesive Buttons with me on my trip.  How cool is it to make your own buttons?  Um, sooo cool.  What’s really nice about all of Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tools is that you can punch out the paper that matches you specific project.  So, instead of having to pack every button you own, just make one that perfectly matches using some leftover paper from your project.  That’s kind of amazing to me.

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Of all the crafty travel tips that I have, this one is my best.  Take a project kit with you.  I bought this mini album kit a while ago and thought it would be perfect to take with me.  It’s a great way to craft because (usually) everything is included.  Do be sure to check your project instructions to make sure you’ve got everything you need.

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I had the best time sitting outside and working on my project while we all rested a bit.

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Keepin’ it real.  My husband is napping across from me.  It’s probably 2pm and I’m still in my pjs.  This is the life!

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First I used this paper with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Button Round 20.  Then I decided that it would be better yellow, like the sun at the top.

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Yep! Yellow was the way to go!  I finished this much and then everyone was ready to get moving again.  So, it was a lovely day in the foreground and in the background!  I hope your travels are awesome and your projects are fun.  Don’t forget to take your Epiphany Crafts tools so you can make more of your own embellishments wherever you are!

Custom Stamp with Epiphany Crafts

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Hi there! It’s Riikka here from Paperiliitin blog to share a page and a video with you! I’m so happy to be able to share a project again here in Epiphany Crafts blog and push the limit and see what these wonderful tools can do!

This time I used the Hexagon Tool to make myself a new stamp using a thin sheet of craft foam. I layered several shapes on top of each other and glued them together. That way I got the shape thick enough for stamping! Of course you can use other Epiphany Crafts Tools as well but the simple shapes are best as they are easier punch out of the foam.

Instead of ink I used acrylic paint as the stamping medium. I mixed several blues for the background and also layered some punched shapes on top for a layered, textural look.

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The page is about a summer trip we did last summer. Or more about the cards we sent to family while in there. We let our girls to choose the cards and they came up with quite a special selection. For example grandmother got a 4-year-birthday card and great granddad “Hello from Finland” one. I think we should let kids choose more often – the outcome is much more fun that way! But enough about text, here’s the video to show how I created the page and the stamp!

I hope you liked the video and the idea! Thank you for stopping by today! Please don’t be a stranger but come and say hi!

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 Materials from Epiphany Crafts:

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Spring Flower Place Card Holders

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Hi there! I’m Heather, and today I’m showing you how to make a unique place card holder, using the Button Studio Tool Flower!

First I started with deciding on a color palate. I chose pink and orange because I think they’re bright and cheerful spring colors. I printed some of my own patterns on white cardstock, and then mixed them with some coordinating solids. I used my flower button shape tool and plastic buttons to create the decorative flowers for the tops of the place card holders. I then strung and wrapped them onto some wired wood floral picks I had on hand.

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I attached a small wooden clothespin clip to the face of the wood pick with fast-drying craft glue. After that dried, I applied a bright red crystal rhinestone to the center of the flower, and a smaller hot pink one to the top of the clothespin clip. There almost always has to be some form of bling on my projects. I love sparkle!

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Next I cut two leaves out of some green cardstock, overlapped and glued them together, and then glued them to the back of the flower. The leaves also hide the wire wrapping on the back of the flower button, too, so the back looks more finished.

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Then, using a toothpick, I rolled a 1-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ strip of the same, green colored cardstock tightly around it.

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Once I finished with that, I glued the free end down and set it aside to dry.

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Using the round 25 tool, punched out 3 circles out of the green cardstock and glued them together. I had some nice, flat river rocks in a decorative vase, and I used one of those for the base of the place card holder. I cleaned the rock off and let it dry. Once it was dry, I put a dime-sized dab of glue on the top center of the rock, and then placed the stack of circles on that and pressed it onto the rock.

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Then I put a generous,  pea-sized dab of glue on the center of the stack of circles and set the rolled tube of paper I made earlier into the glue, making sure the tube stood relatively straight upright. I set that aside to dry.

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Once the base I made was set and almost dry, I placed a small dab of glue on the top center of the rolled paper tube and slid the wood pick into the tube up to the bottom of the clothespin clip.

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Then I tied a length of coral-colored satin ribbon around the base to hide the glue around the bottom of the rolled tube. I chose coral because it’s a mix of pink and orange.

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Once the place card holder was dry, I printed names on a piece of my patterned paper, cut it to 1″ high X 2-3/4″ wide, shaped the corners with one of my corner punches, and slid it into the clothespin clip. Voiala! A unique and fun place card holder ready for your next Spring or Summer event or dinner party!