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Kristine McKay – Free Wish List Downloads

Kristine McKay – Free Wish List Downloads

Hey Crafty Friends! In just about every show I host you will hear me say, “Grab a pen and paper” to jot down the products and item numbers as we give them out.  I decided to make it easier for you, as well as turn […]

Create and Craft Hosts Share What They’re Thankful For

Create and Craft Hosts Share What They’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving day! Today, we celebrate all we are thankful for. Here at Create and Craft, we’re thankful for our wonderful customers, amazing hosts and guests, and all of you fans who continue to inspire us with your wonderful creations. We asked our Create and […]

Crafter of the Week – Ann Robbins

Crafter of the Week – Ann Robbins

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Congratulations to our Crafter of the Week – Ann Robbins of Lake Helen, Florida!

I am a retired (former local government accountant and later a city commissioner).  I have lived in Florida for 41 years and after retiring in 2006 took up scrapbooking and card making.  I love making cards and using die cuts in my creations.  I have a small group of ladies who meet once a week in the evening for about 3 hours to make cards and other papercrafting.  I really enjoy making greeting cards as the recipients are amazed when you tell them you made the card.

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Do you want to be our next Crafter of the Week? Beginners and experts alike are welcome to enter! Simply fill out the form below.

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Crafter of the Week – Jean Marmo

Crafter of the Week – Jean Marmo

Congratulations to our Crafter of the Week – Jean Marmo of Rockford MI. “With both of my children living away from home, I do not scrapbook as much as I used to. I still love to create mini albums of vacations and holidays when we […]

Coloring for Adults – Handmade Cards with Tattered Angels

Coloring for Adults – Handmade Cards with Tattered Angels

Coloring for adults is easy, relaxing and often times, therapeutic. This timeless activity isn’t just for kids anymore! Let your artistic spirit soar with these inspirational handmade adult coloring cards from Tattered Angels! Coloring for Adults – Getting Started All you need to get started […]

DIY Wine Bottle Lamp With Julie Of The Crafty Beggars

DIY Wine Bottle Lamp With Julie Of The Crafty Beggars

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Julie here from the Crafty Beggars! I’m so excited to write my first blog post for you lovely ladies and gents in the US. I’ve decided to create a DIY Wine Bottle Lamp for you today. All you’ll need are the supplies below, a bit of time, and a crafty eye to complete this project.

Steps:

1.) Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the contents! Clear white bottles work best for the lamp, but in theory any bottle will do.

2.) Using the “White Sand” texture paste from the Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials kit, I colored it with gold Finnabair Mica powder (so it looked even more like sand) before applying it around the base of the bottle with an Art Basic texture brush.

3.) I then stuck on some very tiny beach pebbles around the very bottom of the bottle, using strong PVA glue.

4.) For the sea effect, I used Art Basics Soft Gloss gel, tinted with blue Finnabair Mica Powder, creating some “waves” with the end of the texture brush.

5.) I then glued on a cut-out of a little boy with his boat from an old postcard and added a sun charm from a broken charm bracelet.

6.) Finally, I turned my bottle into a lamp with the aid of an ingenious “bottle light” that you can find on may online retailers. It looks just like a cork when it’s inserted into the bottle top. The bulb simply twists on and off and it makes a perfect night-light.

Projects Using Darice Glitter Prints

Projects Using Darice Glitter Prints

Wondering how you can create with your Darice Glitter Prints? We’ve got you covered with three lovely projects that feature the stunning Darice Glitter Prints! Princess Wall Art Supplies: Core’dinations Glitter Prints Paper: 8.5X11” White Adhesive 8×10  canvas Assorted gemstones Instructions: Choose digital file with desired […]

Crafting with Tonic Bottle Wraps

Crafting with Tonic Bottle Wraps

Launching this week…the Tonic Bottle Wraps! How amazing are these dies? Use these Tonic 3D Bottle Wraps to create beautiful designs to fit around your bottle – big or small. The base die for the Bottle Wrap can also be used as a gift tag die. […]

Julie from the Crafty Beggars Creates With Prima Mixed Media Kit!

Julie from the Crafty Beggars Creates With Prima Mixed Media Kit!

Hi all! It’s Julie from the Crafty Beggars. I had great fun using this Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials kit along with their stencils and top quality texture brushes – they provide hours of guaranteed fun!julie-blog-1

For the ‘Live a Thankful Life’ picture (don’t you just love that motto!) I applied a background of a pink wash to a Prima watercolor board – these are good to use as the paint doesn’t dry too quickly so you have an element of flexibility which is good. I used the Art Basics Soft Gloss gel, tinted with pink Finnabair Mica powder, which gave my backdrop a lovely sheen.

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I then stenciled the motto in green and a darker shade of pink, achieved by adding more Mica powder to a smaller amount of gel so the color was more concentrated and intense. Finally I added a few stamped-on hearts which served as a border and a little bit of bling in the form of some stick-on jewels (you can never have too much sparkle in my opinion!)

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The smallest Prima watercolor board then came in handy for a miniature seaside scene. I applied a thin blue wash for the sky using the soft gloss gel again, then switched to the 3D gloss gel so the ‘sea’ had more texture. The ‘White Sand’ texture paste from the Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials kit was fantastic – it’s really like sand – especially when it’s colored with gold Finnabair Mica powder and applied with the textured end of the brush that complements the kit. Some tiny pebbles, and a decoupaged fisherman and boats completed the scene – along with some hand drawn birds in flight and a sunshine made from an old forgotten brooch I found in a drawer!

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Crafter of the Week – Sheri Evans

Crafter of the Week – Sheri Evans

Congratulations to our Crafter of the Week – Sherri Evans of Eagle Mountain, Utah! I am a 60 year old mother of three sons, and grandma to four grand daughters and awaiting the arrival of my first grandson in December. I have been crafting since […]

Wendy Turner Crafts With Webster’s Pages

Wendy Turner Crafts With Webster’s Pages

Wendy Turner from the Crafty Beggars is back with more crafty creations! This time she’s using Webster’s Pages to create numerous crafts that are sure to inspire. Products Featured: Websters Projects Made Easy Kit with Keepsake Bag Glimmer Mists Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Brights – […]

Carley Duff Card Making Tips and Tricks

Carley Duff Card Making Tips and Tricks

Our lovely guest Carley Duff has some great card making tips, don’t you think? Luckily, she’s taken the time to outline two different card making techniques to help you with your next project. Here, Carley Duff shows how to create the single and double twisted easel. How great do these cards look?

Single Twisted Easel

To make this card, Carley used two pieces of cardstock and decorated with dies.

1.) Cut cardstock 6×12 in half to create card base.
2.) Next trifold in half.

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3.) Cut 6×6 card and attach to trifold.
4.) Decorate with picture and die cuts!

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Double Easel Card

To make this card, Carley used a few pieces of cardstock, pictures from Debbie Moore, embellishments from Trimcraft and Dreamies and some Tattered Lace dies!

1.) Fold a 12 x 12 base card into quarters.

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2.) Cut top half to center and fold back trifold.

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3.) Cut four 6×6 squares.

4.) Attach 2 to the trifold to create easels. The other two are used for layers on the bottom base.

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5.) Decorate with dies and embellishments for the finished look! This card technique can be used for many different occasions. What will you create?

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