favorites forever…

i love this weeks theme. . .FAVORITE. if you know me or follow me on instagram or have noticed on almost all of my design team post for this blog my favorite scrapbooking products/scrapbooker is heidi swapp. . .and then my favorite thing to scrapbook is my family. so here is my project for this week.  (now if you look close you will notice this was also a crafting fail

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i just got a cinch and i did not pay attention to the directions and goofed the punching and binding) other than that i LOVE how this turned out! oh i also threw in a little kate spade because she’s a favorite too.

 

 

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the heart 25 tool is my most favorite epiphany crafts tool and i LOVE the charms it fits in

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i also love the oval tool with the pretty charms to put them in (which are easily customized with paint!)

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my 2nd favorite is the pennet tool….i love using as a “banner/pennet” punch

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for the pages with my kids pictures i used the new heidi swapp silk screening products to make a tag for each of my kids. they are really fun and a little addictive…i’m fighting the urge screen print everything.

 

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like this cute camera screen print that the epiphany crafts round 14 tool (or the heart would be cute too) makes it pop!

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and i have tried several different kinds of glitter paper with the epiphany punches and the heidi swapp marquee love glitter paper is the easiest to cut!

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i also love using a very fine point pen like a .005 or .01 to write on the paper i’m using to make my custom embellishments (which making them with epiphany crafts is a favorite of mine)

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hope something inspires you to make something with your favorites or about your favorites!

 

products used

epiphany crafts- heart 25 tool, heart 25 bubble caps,  heart 25 charm, pennet tool, pennet bubble caps, chevron tool, chevron bubble caps, oval tool, oval bubble caps, oval charm, round 14 tool and bubble caps.

heidi swapp- wanderlust collection, screen printing inks and screens, book kit, cinch, mixed company collection, stencils, texture paste, stamps, color magic alphas, color shine, marquee love glitter paper and september skies collection

tim holtz ink and tiny attacher

maggie holmes flower die set

kate spade washi tape

misc, glossy accents, ribbon, thickers

My Favorite Things Week

Hi everyone, it’s Manda here today and I am so excited to be sharing my first project with you.

Making a layout for my favorite things theme was hard because I was at risk of going overboard with embellishments, glitter and all the other things I love right now. So the easiest way was to start with my favorite Epiphany Craft Tool which is the Heart 25 tool. I am a bit of a girly girl so I can always find room on any kind of project for a heart or two.

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This layout is of my two darling kitties Harry & Winston so I decided to go with a heart for each of them and used twine to make them look like they are hanging from the top of the page (I looped the twine into the shape I wanted and a carefully applied dot of glossy accents held it in place).
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I have some go to items that I always use when I create a page and they are wood veneer, enamel dots and ink splatters. I like to mix my enamel dots randomly amongst ink splatters to add some texture to the page.
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Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great week.

 

 

epiphany + pretty colors

the design team was given a color challenge. i’ve always wanted to participate in a color challenge so i was excited to design a project where the colors were chosen for me and the rest was up to me!

i have been crafting since i was a child and scrapbooking since my 13th birthday but i just recently got a die cut machine. i was happy to use the color challenge as an excuse to play with it. so i grabbed a sheet of bazzill cardstock in each color, a sheet of heidi swapp marquee love glitter paper, the new maggie holmes flower die set and my epiphany small round tool and bubble caps.

i used the die set to cut flowers from each paper color. i also discovered that i could not cut the thick glitter paper, but the heidi swapp marquee love glitter paper cuts like butter.  then i folded the red dotted bazzill cardstock in half and glued my flowers on and added a die cut word and letter stickers. to finish it off i picked some washi tape and put a strip on plain cardstock and used the epiphany round 14 tool to make bubble caps for my flower centers.

 

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now to decide who to give this big pretty card too?

Color Week – Framed Paper Art!

Hi everyone! I’m Heather, and today I made a framed paper art piece using the color scheme for Color Week, which is shades of turquoise, red and grey.

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I started with a grey frame I found at Michaels. These particular frames are my favorite. They come with the white matting, and they sort of have a “shadow box” look to them. I wanted a bright, colorful background, so I printed my “Waves” pattern in shades of blue/green on a sheet of linen-textured, shimmering turquoise cardstock, cut it to size, and taped it to the back of the pre-made white matting. Then I chose some solid-colored red and grey cardstock, and using my Epiphany Crafts shape tools, I punched out several butterflies and flowers. I also selected coordinating crystal rhinestones and sequins to add some bling to the piece.

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I placed dab of glue on the center of each of the flowers, and using a tweezer, I placed a turquoise sequin on the flower, then topped it off with a pale turquoise opal crystal rhinestone. I put glue on the butterflies, too, and placed a gray/taupe crystal rhinestone on them.

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Then I put small, 1/4″ adhesive foam squares on the back of each of the shapes and evenly spaced them on the surface of the patterned paper background, alternating rows of red butterflies and gray flowers.

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I put the frame together, and now I have a sparkly, bright and fun piece of art! These frames come with a retractable arm on the back so they can be placed on a table top or shelf, and they also have a hook at the top so you can hang it on a wall.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Happy Spring to you all!

Tool Of The Month- Oval!

I love making hand made gifts for my son’s teachers and instructors/coaches.  My huband found some really pretty Mason Jars and I knew they would be perfect with some finishing touches.

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I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Oval 25 and the coordinating metal charms to add a personalized touch to the jars.

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I also added some ribbon and used bakers twine to attach the charm to the lid.

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I decided to make a coordinating card and used the same patterned paper word and also some coordinating paper and the oval punch to make a fun background.

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I also added the same ribbon and some black ink drops to finish off the card.

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Supplies: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Oval 25, Epiphany Crafts Bubblecaps Oval 25, Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms Oval 25, patterned paper – Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine, Ribbon – May Arts, Ink – Studio Calico, Twine – The Twinery, Jar – Target