Friday, October 14, 2011

Martha Stewart Crafts Studio ~ Glitter Butterflies Card Class

Here are a few samples of the cards I made using one of Martha Stewart's Craft Studio Class Kits (purchased at Michaels Arts & Crafts Store) which teaches some fun easy glittering techniques....and what gal doesn't like glitter?! I love's a fun medium to spruce up any card. :)

The kit includes everything needed to create the cards pictured here except for the dry tape adhesive. Plenty of glitter is left over for future projects.....5 vials of fine glitter and 1 vial of gorgeous blue tinsel glitter.

This was one of the most favorite card classes I taught at Michaels Arts & Crafts Store this month. I didn't design the cards pictured here, I made these cards following the directions inside the box. The cards were designed by Martha Stewart.
It's really hard to see how beautiful the glitter on these cards looks unless you could see them in person....the glue that comes in this card kit is equivilant to Elmers White Glue which holds the glitter in place without a lot of loose glitter after the glue dries.
Thanks for stopping in here at my Paper Creations Den...I hope you found something to inspire new ideas for your next creative project....scrapbooking, cardmaking or any other papercraft you're thinking of making.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Die Cut Blog Hop Challenge~Note Cards with Martha Stewart Edge Punch

Getting started...
card stock cut, scored, folded & punched
A lot of detail work went into the creation of these cards. I used die cuts made by Close To My Heart. There's a lot of layering of different flower shapes along with embellishing with glitter glue and Liquid Glass ( I love, love, LOVE Liquid Glass!!!!) Most of the flower die cuts also have ink pad distressing to give them dimension under the clear Liquid Glass.
I used Martha Stewart's 'Double Loop' Around-the-Page punch for the straight edge to give the cards a feminine touch....and then I also ink distressed the punched edge to highlight the punched loops.
Close up of individually
handmade die flower die cuts.

Variety of cards made
using same theme & embellished die cuts

close up of one of the cards
showing the dimension of
the handmade embellished die cut flowers
All supplies and paper used are from Close To My Heart except for the edge punch. Thank you so much for stopping in.....sharing the creations I make in My Creations Den is on my list of favorite things to do.
Hope you saw something to inspire you...I would love to know your thoughts and would greatly appreciate a quick comment.

Friday, October 7, 2011

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Children or Adults

 As a lot of you know, I'm an instructor at Michaels Arts & Crafts Store; I teach scrapbooking there.....and I just LOVE surfing all of the creative links online that Michaels posts for all of us.When I watched this video today, I just knew I had to share it here to help inspire the creating of a few quick, simple Halloween costumes. I say.....take advantage of this time of year when we can all let our 'inner child' out to really be creative & to just have fun!

These easy costume ideas would be great for children or adults...quick and simple and sooooo cute...and a couple are a bit creepy. ;) PERFECT for last minute Halloween parties!

Click HERE to see the costume idea video. It would be fun to know what costume you choose to can leave a comment by clicking the link below this post.... :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fighting Childhood Cancer with creativity

Hosting a scrapbooking event at Michael's Arts & Crafts store for teenage girls battling cancer.
We're partnering with the Medical University of SC Childrens Hospital.

I really wish I could share all of the girls' happy faces crafting away.....cutting paper and making their precious memory scrapbooks but due to their privacy and HIPPA regulations I'm unable to show the true joy this event is for them....but do know that they are loving every minute. :)

Hosting this event was one of the most fulfilling days I have experienced in a very long time. These young ladies are inspiring with their emotional strength and love of life on a daily basis. I was blessed to be a part of this ....... teaching the art of scrapbooking family memories.
Creative space of one of the girls who attended this terrific event