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This week Kay Rogers shares a beautiful vintage inspired project with us. She used our brand new, Artist Edition Metal Frames, to showcase some lovely photos that she took of her daughter, Jenna, wearing vintage hats.
Instructions: To bring out the texture of the frames, Kay used "Rub and Buff" on them which gave them a lovely Patina finish. (See photo below.)
Kay printed out some photos to fit the dimensions of the frames. Tip: If you want a true size, make sure when you crop the photo in your photo editing software that your resolution is 300.
Next, Kay trimmed the photos and papers using the handy templates that come with each frame. Kay says, "I had worried about this step, but with the template it took no time at all and they fit perfectly!" She used a craft knife for this step.
Kay then inked the edges and adhered the photos and papers into the frames. She embellished them with stickers and rub-ons from the Road Show collection, as well as some crystals.
Kay filled each frame with Ranger's Clear Accents. This makes a clear coating over the picture, encasing it in the glue. She outlined the frame with a line of glue, then filled it in the rest of the way. If you see any bubbles, pop them with a pin. If some of the bubbles linger, no worries, it will just add to the vintage charm. Let dry overnight.
If desired, add jump rings to the frames as well as ribbon. You can display these frames on a decorative jewelry stand. Kay found the two shown here (1st photo and photo below) at Marshall’s.
For a fun variation you could add one of the frames to a necklace.
You could add a couple more for even more fun!
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Dance Lesson by Cindy Tobey Cindy combined the "swirls" from the rub-ons sheet with swirls she cut from the My Family: Flocked Transparency, to add some great movement to her design — perfect for a layout about dance.
Home Is Where The Heart Is by Anne Jo Lexander Anne Jo kept is simple with this card. She applied the "Home Is Where The Heart Is" rub-on to a tag she sprayed with TA Glimmer Mist. How cute and easy is that?
A Family Is Love by Anne Jo Lexander Another fun card by Anne Jo. Clean white cardstock, a couple of the rub-ons from the My
Family: Rub-ons set, some paper strips and stitching! Easy peasy and way cute!
Love My Life by Amy Peterman Amy loves her life, so she created a layout about the things in her life she thanks God for. She used the "Love" rub-on, Double Alpha rub-ons and one of TA's Bingo Boards (Outdoor) to create her title. She also used the "swirls" from our spotlight rub-ons and TA Glimmer Mist sprayed over lace trim to create her artsy background. After she sprayed over the lace, she allowed it to dry and then used it at the bottom of her layout. Amy added some fun, final details by adhering a couple butterflies from TA's Glimmer Chips (Nature Embossed).
This week's Fancy This project is by Anne Jo Lexander. She created this sweet little seedling jar as a hostess gift. What a cute idea! Something that the recipient will be able to enjoy for a long time as she watches the plant grow. And it's perfect for a kitchen window sill, ready to offer clippings of basil to add to some home cooking. Mmmm.
Instructions: 1. Find a small, clean, glass jar. Don't worry if there's visible adhesive on it still, we're gonna cover it.
2. Apply gesso the surface twice. (you could also leave it blank, which would make for an interesting view if you fill the jar w/small pebbles at the bottom before adding the soil, and allows you to watch the roots grow).
3. Measure the height and diameter of your jar. Cut your transparency accordingly.
4. Adhere the transparency to the jar.
5. Create your tag. Mine was sprayed with TA Glimmer Mist (walnut gold first, then coffee shop and jazz blue). Remember to let the mist dry in between each color. The edges were inked with distress ink after all the mist had dried.
6. Add a Road Show rub-on to the tag.
7. Paint fluer de lis chipboard shape (from TA Glimmer Chips Regal Collection) with blue acrylic paint and allow to dry. Then spray with TA Glimmer Mist (jazz
blue) for extra shimmer.
8. Create small banner-triangles & sew on the tag.
9. Staple ball trim on the edge of the tag.
10. Staple the (dried) tile on the tag.
11. Apply glossy accent on the tile only, and let dry overnight (or however long it'll take for it to harden). It'll add an amazing extra shimmer.
12. Tie tag to the jar with a ribbon.
13. Fill jar with soil & Basil (or any other) seedlings.
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Ribbon Flower Instructions: 1. Use a piece of Fancy Pants Ribbon about 15 inches long. The grosgrain is nice & wide so it shows the “ruffles” well.
2. With white thread, make a running stitch at the bottom of the ribbon. A running stitch is just pulling the needle up and down to create a line in the ribbon from beginning to end.
3. Once you have stitched to the end, gently start to pull the thread so the ribbon bunches ups. It will twist and turn to creates these gorgeous ruffles. You can pull the ribbon into a circle so it stacks on itself creating the flower.
4. Stitch ribbon down through the center to hold the flower shape in place. Add a button using a glue dot or liquid glue. Tip: These are great additions to a page but could also be used in home décor, or fashion accessories (like headbands or barrettes).
Layout Instructions: 1. Place a piece of cardstock about 8 x 10 over the background. Spritz the page with turquoise, key lime, & sunflower mists to create the background frame.
2. Highlight the fun background by machine stitching around the rectangle. Before you begin to stitch, add the butterfly & TA frame so they will be included in the stitches.
3. Add in layers of FP papers underneath the photo. 4. Add pieces of chipboard from the Daily Grind, including the title smile. 5. Finally place your ribbon flowers next to the photos for that final pop.
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We've been getting a lot of sun around here lately and it is making me anxious for summer. Sunshine, warmer temperatures, popsicles, the beach ... ahhhh summer. Our Rusted Sun Glitter Cuts capture all the fun things to love about summer with a touch of sparkle. Check out how our designers used this Spotlight product combined with some Tattered Angels goodness
Summertime by Anne Jo Lexander Anne Jo uses the popsicle glitter cut as her tittle for this multi-photo layout about her family's summer activities. And to jazz up her background, she spattered TA Glimmer Mist(jazz blue, graphite and gold) all over with a paintbrush.
Orange by Cindy Tobey Cindy uses the glitter cut frame to surround her main photo. She also used the popsicle glitter cut. She cut it apart and covered the "summertime" with folded ribbon, buttons and stitching, for a creative page accent. For her title, Cindy used theTA Nature Butterfly Framed Fonts (without the frames) and Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist to color them.
Greta Hammond gives us this beautiful Fancy This project this week! Below, she explains just how to make your very own Altered Bullentin Board. Greta even gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make her pretty flower embellishments, that not only look great on this board, but will also look great on other projects as well.
1. Paint the edges of the bulletin board with sea green paint.
2. Cover the front of the bulletin board with papers.
3. Spray the chipboard flourish with TA Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. Allow to dry.
4. Spray the TA Butterfly with TA Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. Allow to dry.
5. Ink "A" from TA Butterfly with brown ink.
6. Make paper flowers from Road Show Collection papers. (see step-by-step below)
Step 1:. Cut 3 different sized circles from paper and scallop edge with decorative scissors. (hint: the circles don't have to be perfect!)
Step 2:. Spray circles with TA Glimmer Mist. Allow to dry some. The mist gives the paper a texture plus it softens it so the flowers are easy to work with.
Step 3: For each circle, fold up to almost in half and then pinch bottom and sort to fold in the sides.
Step 4: You should have sort of a stem and then work with flower to get the shape you want.
Step 5: Do this with all three circles. Put glue dots onto tip of the smallest circle flower and then slip into the center of the next sized circle.
Step 6: Add glue dot to this, then slip both of those into the biggest flower. 7. Add sprayed flourish to bulletin board.
8. Cluster paper flowers onto flourish.
9. Hand draw leaves, ink edges and add to flowers.
10. Add sprayed butterfly with "A" in the center above flowers.
11. Embellish with pearl gems.
12. Add threaded buttons and scalloped edge in bulletin board.
Fancy Pants Designs opened business in November, 2004 and has grown quickly over the years with the help of many creative people, detailed designers and dedicated fans! It was started by a scrapbooker, for scrapbookers that appreciate the value of preserving memories through creativity and art...and it remains that way today. Fancy Pants Designs specializes in creating unique and innovative products for scrapbookers, paper crafters and creative people worldwide! Every member of our team loves what they do and it shows in every product we release!