Monday, November 21, 2011

Home Frame - Using Morphed Tag Title from Scrapbook CD

This is Judy Jackson sharing this project. I apologize for the flash shine in the picture - I tried several ways to take the picture and this one was the best. :(

I have been in "stamping withdrawal" for a few weeks. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand the end of October -- and I am definitely right handed! Very little ambidextrous here! That was a real shock that I wasn't going to be allowed to stamp due to the pressure of the block on the palm of the hand. That was a bummer let me tell you! However, it is healing well and I am very thankful for that. I have the left hand done on November 30 but that shouldn't affect stamping at all! I do not hold a block in my left hand!

Our daughter and son-in-law (and our 3 young granddaughters) are buying their very first home! After renting for years this is a big move for them. In October I saw a sign in a store with this sentiment and my husband and I wanted to give them a housewarming gift with this sentiment. I wanted to make it "myself" and of course craft it! Waiting to make the sign was hard until the surgeon said I could stamp "a little bit." (Very few hand made Christmas cards this year.)

I used grunge board to cut out the letters in HOME, printed the sentiment on vellum, stamped the verses on the tags (all Stampers Anonymous) - which all have to do with "love" and "home," and pulled out all the technique stops for this project. The tags are a morphed idea form the Tag Title technique from the TJ Scrapbooking CD. I used Distress Stains on the letters, on the mat board, and used the Antique Glimmer technique to distress the background paper. I used both the TJ Smooched Metal technique and acrylic paint to add color the metal embellishments, lots of glimmer spray here and there. I used a fair amount of ribbon and lace - coloring the ribbon and lace with Distress Inks and distress Stains.

I am very pleased with the results -- and I hope they are too!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Make it a crafty one!

Judy Jackson


Hello and Happy Monday!!! Todays card is actually a LITTLE more than a card! :) It is called a Tri-Fold Out Book! The tutorial on this is from the 3-D and Fun Folds Cd from The Technique Junkie Newsletter!
This CD contains 70 pdf tutorials in step-by-step pictorial format --
 all printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.

Ideas for gifts, Boxes, Ornaments, Decorative Items, and plenty of fun Card ideas, too.
Perfect dimensions, great examples -- it is a must have!

This CD is available NOW!!!! Check it out. You are sure to LOVE it!!!!

Here it starts to open....

Then it opens again. This page would be PERFECT for photographs -

Then each flap opens up - More family pictures would be perfect for this too! I chose to make this a Get Well Card and included Scripture from Stampabilities....

Do you see these GORGEOUS Ivy Flourish? This is from Classy Cards 'n Such!!! I bought the sick little piggy from there too - Fanciful Flourish (Ivy) and Swine Flu (stamp) 

Sentiments are from Stampabilities and I Brake For Stamps Inspirational Phrases Get Well Soon Sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Spring Showers from SU (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!

Chrissy D