Every Day Card – Entry for Cardabilities #83

Now that Alex is back in school and it’s his first year of Junior High, I wanted to make him a little card to let him know we’re thinking of him and to wish him a great day…every day. 🙂 Those are my last words to him as he get on the bus each day…”I love you! Have a great day at school!”

To make the card, I used an altered bus chippy by Creative Embellishments and some gears that I snipped off of one of their steampunk corner pieces. I paired those up with ABC Primer paper by Graphic 45, topped it off with a Prima flair button and diecut strips for the sentiment. Here’s what I came up with for the Cardabilities sketch #83:

Every Day card

Materials:

Creative Embellishments chipboard bus (smaller of the 2 pack) and gears
G45 ABC Primer paper
Prima flair
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
alpha stickers from my stash
Pitt big brush markers
Sizzix die

TFL!

The Time of Your Life – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog! 😀 This week, for my project I used the Film Strip Picture Frames and the Movie Reel from the “Movie Night” collection. I was also inspired by several challenges, so I combined them to create my project.

For the Flying Unicorn Make a Mess and Clean it Up challenge, you create a super messy mixed media background, then use it as the base of your page. For the Scrap the Boys challenge, you create a page that involves and Outdoor Activity. Then for the Scrap & Music challenge, you use the sketch provided and lyrics from the song Time of Your Life by Green Day for your title. Here’s what I came up with for this combination of challenges:

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Film Strip Picture Frames
Creative Embellishments Movie Reel chipboard piece
Lily Bee papers
Kaisercraft, TCW and Prima masks
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Acrylic paint
Signo white pen
Pitt artist pens
Lily Bee alpha stickers
Scenic Route Alphas
Thickers alphas
TH dies
TH and Prima gears
TH tickets
Prima clip
Prima Junkyard findings

TFL!

Altered Helmar “Glue Daddy” Caddy

Caution: This post is photo heavy!

I was so excited when I came home from picking the kids up from school on Friday to find my Glue Daddy Caddy waiting on my doorstep! It didn’t take long for me to tear open the box and take it for test spin. Here’s the naked caddy decked out with my fave Helmar glues:

I knew this would be something I wanted easily accessible on my craft table and would be used frequently, so I had to make sure I created something that would really last. I started by applying Acid Free glue to one face of the caddy at a time and adhering tissue paper by 7 Gypsies. To remove the excess, I simply let the glue dry then sanded the edges, then moved onto the next side. Once all sides were covered, I inked the edges with distress ink. I then applied the 2 step crackle. Since this was my first project using this product, I was a little nervous, but let me tell you…it was soooo easy to use and the results are fantastic! I could readily see the crackle affect, but to accentuate them, I lightly buffed the piece with a papertowel dipped in a bit of brown acrylic paint. Working it into the cracks, I wiped the excess off with another part of the papertowel as I went, then sealed with Helmar’s Acrlic Sealer.

I LOVED the affect so much I didn’t want to cover the tissue paper design or crackle too much, so I only embellished one end of the holder with a couple 7 Gypsies sprocket gears, a Graphic 45 chipboard button and flower.

Here’s the finished piece with the fabulous Helmar products that helped make it happen:

Here are my happy glues in their new home:

TFL!

To order your own Glue Daddy Caddy from Tracy (Pres of Helmar USA), CLICK HERE. There are 2 models to pick from…mine, pictured above, is the deluxe model. The difference between this one and the standard model? The Deluxe model has pockets on the sides as shown. 😀

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