American Crafts: Color Pour!

If you know American Crafts, you know that they are always coming up with innovative new products. They have just released a brand new DIY program called Color Pour! These products help you to create paint pour art in a simple, hassle-free way.

When I received my box of Color Pour goodies, I squealed with excitement! I’ve never done a project like this, and I couldn’t wait to try my hand at it! I was especially happy I was sent a range of aqua paints to play with … (How in the world did they know Aqua is my favorite color?!!) … not to mention all of the fun glitters and mica flakes that were calling my name!

I do have one warning for you … even though it is easy … it’s ADDICTING! 😀 Here’s a quick peek at what I created.

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And all of the fun products I got to play with!

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I created these two to hang together in my scrapbook room. They are a little bit different from one another … I will explain how below.

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First, the top one. This one is my favorite! I just love the way the marbling came out with the bright aqua as the main color.

Besides swirling the paint around on the canvas, my favorite part was decorating the wet paint with the gold and iridescent mica flakes and glitters.

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The second canvas was fun to make, too. This time I mixed chunky glitter in with the paint, creating a textured effect.

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I had so much fun creating with Color Pour! What paint colors would you choose to create your own piece of paint pour art?

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Happy creating!

JanaBold

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Tombstone Treat Bags for Halloween

Happy weekend! Are you playing in your craft room today?

I’m back with another project using the Die Cuts with a View Premium Halloween Spirit paper pad that will be hitting the shelves this season.

Treats aren’t just for the kids at Halloween … I mean, why should they have all the fun, right?! Oh, you could definitely make these for the kids, but I think I will be giving them out to a few of my friends!

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These treat boxes open by lifting the top of the tombstone off. Inside I placed homestyle caramels in a pretty rows!

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Let’s take a closer look at each box! This one features a cut owl perched on the top of the the greeting cut-apart. A glimmering gold spiderweb sticker adds spook-night shine!

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The foiled accents of the paper and stickers from this paper pad were a bit tricky to capture with my camera, but they make these projects Oh, So Special! Both the “Boo” and the “Happy Halloween” are shiny gold foil on the box below.

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This cat is pulling his scariest face to try and keep you away from this candy haul. The ghost may be frightened, but don’t you run away … there are caramels waiting for you inside! Ha!

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The hardest part about making these cute treat boxes is going to be giving them away! They look just as cute as a Halloween decoration sitting all together in a row.

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Cut File: Tombstones by Cre8ive Cutz.com

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

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Halloween Spirit!

Happy Friday to my lovely scrappy friends! The Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) Halloween paper pads are about to hit the store shelves and I was thrilled when they asked me if I would like to play with one of them. They sent me the adorable “Halloween Spirit” 12×12 Premium Paper Pad and I have my first project to share with you today.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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The awesome thing about this paper pad, is that not only are there ADORABLE patterns, and several papers with foil accents, but in the back of the paper pad there is a sheet of coordinating stickers!!!

Two of them are used here at the top of the page … the owl and that scary spider flashing his fangs!

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I used more of the stickers to create a cluster at the top left corner of my photos. I anchored the cute, little ghost and friendly Frankenstein on two spiderweb stickers and then backed the entire cluster with an American Crafts spiderweb doily.

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In the lower right corner of the photos I fussy cut several elements from the patterned papers to layer up together. The owl with his speech bubbles are anchored on a coffin-shaped journal block.

Check out the gold foiling on that title block! Swoon!

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The patterned paper with the word borders reminded me of CAUTION tape, so I stretched a few of the strips across the bottom of the page in a crime-scene-fashion to anchor my page design.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun project using this cute collection. I hope to see you then!

JanaBold

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American Crafts: Creating Paper Cacti

This week on the American Crafts blog we are sharing Summer Home Decor ideas. I had so much fun making my project with the New Amy Tangerine Shine On collection. It makes me smile every time I look at it!
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I’m always looking for a way to brighten up the shelves in my craft room or my kitchen window sill and this crate of paper cacti plants fit the bill perfectly!
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I used a cactus cut file by Paper Zen/Ceclia Louie that I found on Etsy to create this colorful trio and placed all of them together in a paper crate created with a cut file from the Silhouette Design store (#57298). The base of the crate is cut from 12×12 Smooth Kraft cardstock with panels of the Planted paper. I added a border strip cut from The Good Life paper as a decorative accent, and then wrapped white twine around the box several times for a bit of texture.
The flowers on each cactus are cut from 12×12 Textured White cardstock. The Faux Suede Flowers made the perfect flower centers with a fun and textured POP of color!
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Wouldn’t this be a fun set to gift to someone?! Add a handwritten Shine On Card and you are ready to go! Or maybe you’d like to use these for your next summer party and place a cactus on each of your place settings with the names of your guests? The flower pot on the bottom is the perfect place to add a treat.
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Finish your project by creating plant markers using the blocks from The Good Life paper and the More of This paper. They are quick and simple to make by adhering them to skinny craft sticks.
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These cacti have so much personality and were so much fun to make! I hope you grab yourself some of the New Amy Tangerine Shine On papers and make a set for yourself, too!

SUPPLIES:

Cactus Cut File by PaperZenShop on Etsy
Crate: 3D Paper Eggs and Holder by Jamie Cripps (Design #57298 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Crafting! 

JanaBold

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