Wednesday, October 9, 2019

"It's Halloween" Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The Challenge

Sara Emily is hosting the latest challenge at The Funkie Junkie Blog and it's all about Halloween.  She says, "I love Halloween! With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme. Your project can be as silly or creepy as you like, but just have fun!"

A Spooky but Frilly Tombstone

 I love the Etcetera tags and the Tombstone line of Etcetera tags are just so so fun for Halloween!  I used the mini size tombstone tag but they come in several sizes from large to small. 

First I applied a coat of off-white paint to all the pieces of the tag.  Next I stenciled bricks onto the top piece of the tombstone.  


 I finished the rest of the panels with crackle paste.  I inked over the cracks with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to bring out the detail in the cracks.
After all the paint and mixed media dried, I added a panel of Worn Wallpaper to the center and then assembled  the tombstone.  Then the fun part began, adding the embellishments. I used some cheesecloth that I colored with a little black mist and stretched that out to resemble spider webbing.  The skeleton is chipboard from Creative Embellishments and it is heat embossed with Weathered White embossing powder.   The metal accents are Tim Holtz pieces from his Halloween Adornments.  I misted the roses (from I Am Roses)  with silver mist to bring out the petal detail.  The spiders are die-cut and heat embossed with black embossing powder.


Products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tombstone
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Worn Wallpaper, Halloween
Ranger Embossing Powder - Weathered White Antiquities
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments, Halloween Accents
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments, Halloween Words
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils
Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo 
Emerald Creek Eileen Hull Molten Dimension Embossing Powder


How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, It's Halloween. The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at The Funkie Junkie Blog.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The New Pocket Notebook Die from Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix


Welcome to the Pocket Notebook Release Party!  All of us on Eileen Hull's design team are so excited about her new Pocket Notebook die and we're celebrating today with a Release Party. On the die, you get all of the pieces you need to make an entire book- the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4” x 4 1/2” with a spine that can adjust from of 3/8” to almost 2”! String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon or twine. So many option for this fun die!

Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator teams have combined to show us their amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Please follow the Blog Hop to see all of the fabulous projects, techniques and videos!

We're blog hopping today so stop by each of the designer's blogs and check out their fabulous projects. There are also two GIVEAWAYS- the Pocket Notebook die and a gift certificate for Eileen’s Etsy store. To enter to win, leave a comment on each of the posts.  See below for the blog order.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 8 on Eileen’s Facebook Live show.

Join in our  blog hop So pull up a chair, grab a snack and read on.  I have lots of photos to share with you today.  

Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Pocket Notebook

One of my favorite things about this fabulous Pocket Notebook is that you can adjust the thickness from about1 1/8" to almost 2" and that is great if you're using the Notebook to create a mini album.  Speaking of mini albums, this is sized perfectly for a mini at 4 1/8" x 6 3/4".  The die also cuts pages to fit inside the Notebook.  How great is that?

Let's Go Steampunk

My first project with this great die is a Steampunk mini using Stamperia's Voyages collection.  First I inked up the cover using a sponge applicator with Eileen's Blends 2 inks (Nutmeg, Copper, Beach, Coconut).  Then I added paper layers from the collection.

Eileen also has a great line of thick embossing powders called Molten Dimensions.  I used Golden Rod to heat emboss the chipboard gears you see near the right corner.  I find the best way to coat chipboard with embossing powder is to use an embossing ink dabber or paint the embossing ink on with a small paintbrush.  Eileen's Blends 2 ink include a clear ink that works so well with these think Molten Dimensions powders and that is what I used.  


The Signatures

Inside the mini, there are just two signatures;  one holds note paper for jotting down quick notes and the other has places for photos.

Notes

This first signature holds notes.  The cover is made from design paper with the word "travel" that was cut with Eileen's Journal Words Thinklits set and then heat embossed with Copper Molten Dimensions.  The chipboard gear is simply inked with Eileen's copper ink.


Inside, I used Eileen's recently released Gift Card Folder and Label to make a pocket.  It fits perfectly inside the Notebook and makes a great spot to tuck in some note papers to write down those little things you don't want to forget.



The Photo Signature

This signature was designed to hold photos and record memories.  On the cover is another of Eileen's diecut words.  The flower is a bronze metal flower that I gussied up by adding some Molten Dimensions Gold Rod embossing powder randomly to the petals.  You need to try this as it really adds a lot of shine and sparkle to these otherwise dull bronze colored flowers.  (Unfortunately it doesn't show up so well in the photo.)  Just paint a little clear ink on the flower's petals, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.

This signature is really a small mini album.  On the left is a page that lifts up for a hidden journaling spot or photo.



The left page has a waterfall element for photos where you can show 7 photos.  On the right is a pull out element for more photos.


More photo and journaling spots.


Tags for journaling or photos on the right.


The Brain Book

This one is still a work in progress but you're probably thinking, "What is a brain book?"  Well, my husband has this zippered day timer kinda thing that he carries with him, EVERYWHERE.   And, he calls it his brain book.  Why?  Because the dear man has no memory, none, I'm surprised he remembers my name.  Well you know, he's called me his ex's name a couple times by mistake, ha ha ha, good thing I didn't take offense.  His brain book is a collection of addresses, passwords, notes, everything he needs to get from point A to point B.

Whew, so I digress, but I wanted you to know where this journal is going.  😅  This is going to be my "brain book" and its made with Graphic 45's Magic of Oz collection and of course the dear scarecrow wants a brain.  I think it will have some humorous elements to align with dh's brain book!

Underneath the scarecrow is a circular chipboard from Creative Embellishments heat embossed with Molten Dimensions Golden Rod embossing powder.



The witch and spider charms are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Let's get Colorful!

I do love bright and bold colors and Graphic 45's Kaleidoscope collection certainly fits that bill!  Again, I first inked up the cover with Blends 2 Beach, Leaf and Coconut.  Then I added design paper elements, chipboard tags and flowers to make a pretty and colorful cover.





Yep, it's another travel journal.  You see, I am retired and my husband and I travel a lot in our RV with our two rediculously spoiled standard poodles.    There are 3 signatures in this one, two are set up to hold photos and the third is a line notepad for journaling.




The left side is a waterfall photo display and the right side has a lift up flap.


There's a fun tuck spot for more photos or notes on the left and a tag tucked into a pocket on the right.


Lots of surfaces in this signature for photos and journaling.





Other Notes

You may have noticed that you can't see any elastic bands on the spine.  That is because I like to cut another piece of chipboard, cover it with design paper, ink, etc. and then adhere it over the elastic bands on the spine.  I just really like that finished look.

Eileen has teamed up with Thermoweb to bring you two great products.  One is red liner tape that  is great for adhering the covers together and adding that extra piece of chipboard to the spine.  It really holds!  The other is their Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets.  The best way to adhere paper to your covers is to use an adhesive sheet like Thermoweb's.  Apply the adhesive sheet to your chipboard and press on your paper, THEN run it through your die-cutting machine.


Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Maggi Harding (you are here)

Products Used by Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Pocket NotebookSizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Gift Card Folder & Label #2

Other Products

Thermoweb Red Liner Tape
Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Stamperia Voyages
Graphic 45 Magic of Oz
Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope
Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions
Eileen Hull Blends 2 Ink


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for staying with me for this long post!!

Happy crafting,

Maggi xxoxo


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Eileen Hull's New House Ornament Die by Sizzix

Hi friends!  Today I want to  show you another way to use Eileen Hull Designs new House Ornament Die by Sizzix.  This die has so many uses besides being an ornament.  I've used it to make spooky Halloween treat boxes.  Aren't they just the cutest?  They are filled with chocolates and a surprise for my scrappy bff's!  (Hmm, wonder how many of my bff's will see this blog post?!)



Tutorial:

These are really quick and easy to make, especially if you make them from design paper rather than mat board that is paper covered, painted, stamped and/or inked.  I selected some fun Halloween 
12 x 12 papers and cut in half so that the paper was 6" x 12".  Then I just ran the paper through my die cutting machine (I have a Vagabond).  The trick to using paper with these dies is to use a crease pad in place of one cutting pad.  If you use the regular sandwich like when you are cutting a mat board design, more than likely the paper will cut through where the creases should be.  Using the crease pad will cut the paper and add crease lines where they should be!

You need to cut two pieces with the House Ornament die, then apply Eileen's Red Liner Tape to the small flaps on the left.  Join the two pieces together as shown in the 2nd photo below.




Then fold into a box shape with the other tab inside the box, press to secure the tape to the house side wall.  You have two flaps on the bottom, cut one off and secure the other with the tab inside the box.



Next, let's give those windows some definition 'cause they are not so visible.  Eileen's House/Pocket Stitchlits just happens to have a window frame that fits these windows perfectly.  Cut two window frames and adhere to the outside over the window cutouts.  I love how Eileen's dies work together!




That's all there is for the basic assembly of the box.  BUT now we have to gussy it up!  Add some flowers and ribbons at the top.  On the sides you can add stickers or whatever you like. 

The House Ornament die also cuts a small house so I used that to create a door. I just cut the top off to take off the point, you can see my door on the house below on the right.


I also wanted to add some tags to my boxes. so I used the adorable little house that comes with this die to make a cute little tag.  AND because in my world, more is better,  I added a small circle tag that I cut with Eileen's Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die set.  





Eileen Hull Designs Dies by Sizzix Used:


Thanks for joining me today.
Maggi xxoxo

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Treats not Tricks at The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog


The Challenge

I"m happy to be leading the challenge this time around, especially since it is time for Halloween crafting.  Funny thing is, I don't really decorate for Halloween, but I love the dark Halloween colors.  So, my challenge to you is to make Treats not Tricks!  Chose a theme for your project and make a vintage or shabby chic something that holds a treat.  It could be a Halloween treat bag, a Vaentine's candy box, a birthday card for a special person that holds a treat (could be a gift card "treat" or a bit of chocolate), anything that can hold a treat.

My Treat not Trick

Of course, I went with a Halloween theme and created a fun little card tag to hang on a bottle of wine.  It's a perfect treat for adult friends.  I used Graphic 45's DCE, The Magic of Oz for my creation.



The Card

This fun little treat card was made with Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix's Notebook (#663635).  On the inside, there's a pocket that very nicely holds two pieces of chocolate.


I looped a string through the bow to make a loop to secure the card to the wine bottle.






How to Make the Card

Making this was fun and easy!  First I covered a piece of mat board (at least 5.5" x 8.5") on both sides with black cardstock.  Then I used Eileen Hull's Notebook die to die-cut the covered mat board.  Presto, you have a black card blank.    

Next I covered a piece mat board (6" x 6") again with black cardstock on both sides and die-cut it with Eileen Hull Designs Gift Card Folder and Label #2 die by Sizzix.  Fold up the 3 flaps and adhere to each other to make the Gift Card Folder.


Punch a hole in the top of the Gift Card Folder.



Now the fun part begins!  Adhere the Gift Card Folder inside the card base. Use design paper and stickers to decorate inside and out.  I adhered a small magnet set under the circle embellishment and the design paper on the left to hold the card closed.


Put  a treat in the pocket, loop over a nice bottle of wine and give a treat to a special person in your life!




How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic valentine and link it to the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog any time between now and 11:55 Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.  The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us as a Guest Designer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.   and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.



Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Notebook (#663635)
Black Jute (I used some string I had on hand, but this jute from Tim Holtz would work great)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Terrific Tags at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog


The Challenge
Our new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Blog is up!  Ginny is  hosting this time around and it's a  great challenge, Terrific Tags.  I love making tags so this was right up my alley.  Ginny describes her challenge, "Add it to a gift, label a homemade tasty treat, or display it with your favorite home decor, tags are not only fun to create they also have a million uses. For this challenge create a tag that's big or small, mixed media or layered, or added to a project as a fabulous focal point. I can't wait to see your creations!"  

It's a Gift Card Tag
I chose the bright and cheerful Graphic 45 Lost in Paradise collection to make my tag.   This tag features a hidden pocket where you can tuck in a gift card.  Add the tag to a nice bottle of wine, and presto!  You've got a great gift.  ( The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries many Graphic 45 collections so be sure to stop and take a look.)
Tutorial
Let me show you how this tag comes together.

Step 1:  Begin by cutting an envelope with Eileen Hull's new Gift Card Folder and Label XL Die by Sizzix.  I cut my envelope from plain cardstock that coordinated with the paper collection.  Since cardstock is thinner than the mat board that I normally use with the XL dies, the crease lines did not emboss on the cut envelope and that's the way I wanted it because normally there are two score lines to make a 3D envelope and I wanted a flat envelope.  I just scored the envelope as shown in this photo.  Fold up the three flaps and you've got a great little pocket that can be used for so many things!


Step 2:  Fussy cut some flowers from Utopian Fields and a cut-apart from Hypnotic Horizons as shown.





Step 3:  Next cut a strip from  Graphic 45's Lost in Paradise about 4 1/8" x 12" and then use G45's large tag die to cut a tag from the pink striped B side.  Trim the remainder of the strip to 3 1/2" wide and round the corners as shown below.


Step 4:  Adhere the die cut tag to an ivory Graphic 45 large tag.  Then adhere the floral piece at the top of the tag, centering from side to side.  Assemble the gift card folder as shown.


Step 5:  Trim the cut-apart shown below to 2 5/8" x 3 5/8".  On the backside of the cut-apart, add a belly band by just adhering the ends of a strip of paper so that you can slip a gift card behind.  

Adhere the Gift Card Folder 2 1/4" from the bottom, centering from side to side.



 

Step 6:  Adhere the flowers to the envelope being careful not to adhere to the back of the envelope.  Next add dimensional foam on three sides of the Hello Sunshine cut-apart (leaving the top open) and adhere over the gift card assembly as shown.

Cut a 3 1/4" Mini Scallop strip from cardstock and adhere near the bottom of the tag as shown.


Step 7:  Add some pretty flowers and work in a couple of fun charms.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a great selection of charms and other metal embellishments.  Add a pretty bow at the top and that's all there is to it!
Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folder - Mini ScallopMay Arts 1.5 Inch Solid Plaid Wired Ribbon - Rose/Pink/Ivory

Other Products
Bazzill Hillary green cardstock
Little Birdie Flowers

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Terrific Tags. The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at 
The Funkie Junkie Blog.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Card Tutorials

Hello friends!  I am back after a marvelous summer in Alaska and Canada.  I had a wonderful time  visiting friends and communing with nature!  BUT, now it's time to put my crafting hat back on so I'm starting it off with a bang at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with 3 card tutorials.  Please stop by The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog to view the tutorials for the cards below and see the 3  gorgeous Stamperia collections that I'm showcasing today.



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home Frilly and Funkie Challenge

The Challenge

Our new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog is up and Sara Emily is hosting our "Home, Sweet Home" challenge. Sara Emily describes her challenge, "Whether your house is grand or modest, neat or messy, there's no place like home. Houses get bought and sold, but home stays with you forever. For this challenge, I would like to see how you interpret what home means to you on your vintage or shabby chic project."

My Inspiration

I chose to do a layout featuring a photo of my family to represent my home. My Dad was in the Army, so we lived all over the world rarely staying in one place longer than 2 1/2 years. Consequently, for me, a home is not a house, it is my family.  Wherever my family is, that is where I find my home.  



The Details

I used layers of Stamperia's Old Lace paper collection and gold kraft paper to scrap my photo.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a great selection of Stamperia.  A tip for tearing paper:  Paint a thin water line on the paper where you want your tear, then just tear it.  You'll find this to be so easy and your paper tears where you want it to tear.






The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries Eileen Hull Designs new Molten Dimensions Embossing Powders.  The title I used is chipboard heat embossed with Golden Rod Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder.  This powder is really thick and chunky.  I got complete coverage with just one coat though it usually takes 2 coats on chipboard with other powders.


The Flowers

These gorgeous burlap flowers are Little Birdie Crafts and they are spectacular to me!  I used just part of one package on this layout.  I love that there are buds as well as flowers all in one pack!




Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Venise Lace Trim - 2 inches

How to Enter the Challenge


Create a vintage or shabby chic project  and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, Home, Sweet Home.  The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.

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