Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Halloween in July!

Hello! And Boo! It's Gloria with you today! 

Last week, I gave you Christmas in July. Well, today is July 31st and we are going to celebrate Halloween in July! I have another WorldWin Papers project to share today. I created this for the WorldWin Summer CHA booth, for display last last week in Las Vegas. 

Is this the cutest little boo banner ever?! (It was really hard to photograph! My ghosts are sort of....ghostlike!) Each little banner is about 4 inches long. This is just a little home decor piece that you could hang on a door.

I created the "Os" out of paper rosettes, rather than letters. They were so fun to make! Let's take a closer peeky at each banner.

I created the base of the banner from ColorMates Royal Purple and Petallics Black Ore cardstock, using a banner die template. I added a banner of printed paper and also covered the chipboard "B" with paper (Graphic 45). The rosette is made from the Royal Purple cardstock. 

The ghosts are cut from Translucent Vellum (White Plaid) using a very old Sizzix die. I have had that ghost die in my stash for over 10 years! Still works and cut the vellum like butter! 

For the "O" I created a large paper rosette from Petallics Black Ore cardstock, then attached a chipboard clock to the top. I cut the clock hands from Black Ore as well.

I love the dimension, and the shimmer of the Black Ore cardstock is perfect for this project! The Petallics cardstock is cover weight and so great to work with!

For the second "O" I created a double rosette out of Black Ore and Royal Purple cardstock. I added another vellum ghostie!

One of my DT pals asked me how I got my rosettes to stay flat. Well, I just glue a circle of paper over the front and back center, and ta da. I use a fast drying glue. One of the other gals uses hot glue. But hot glue and I don't get along well, so I used white glue! I do NOT recommend glue dots as they tend to lift off and the rosettes pop up, especially if you are working with cover-weight cardstock! 

It was pretty interesting creating Halloween projects in July, especially since I had just finished creating some Christmas cards! I had AC cranked and was a happy camper, crafting away! Thanks for looking!

I hope you have a chance to check out all that WorldWin Papers has to offer!
WorldWin Cardstock:
ColorMates: Royal Purple
Petallics: Black Ore
Translucent Vellum: White Plaid

Designer paper: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells, Happy Haunting 
Halloween chipboard: Graphic 45
Die cutting templates: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Jumbo Banners; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosettes, Mini Paper Rosettes; Sizzix Ghosts, Clock Hands
Cord: unknown
Chipboard alpha: Basic Grey 
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Tombow vellum adhesive

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Masculine Page to Share

Hello, I have a page from CHA to share with you today. This is a page of my handsome boys, they are grown, but they're still my baby boys!! LOL! I used WorldWin Smooth & Silky cardstock for this. I used an old stamp from my stash and embossed with blue, pepper and black embossing powder.

I used embossing powder on the small image stamps as well to add some dimension. WorldWin's papers are awesome for heat embossing!

I used different alphas from my stash and some initial clips on each photo also from my stash!!

This was a really quick page to put together and it gives a dramatic look with the color combo. I hope you will try embossing with some WorldWin cardstock, it holds up better than other cardstocks that I've used before.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see what else we have to share with you, and thanks so much for dropping by!!!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CHA Peeks!!!

WorldWin is in Vegas at CHA as Gloria mentioned in her previous post with her awesome projects. The design team has been busy creating things for the booth with the super products. Be sure to check them out in Booth #1454 if you're there, tell the the DT sent you!!!!

Here are a few projects:

First up, Patti has created this layout using a variety of papers. We will have a detailed post with all supplies used for each project later on. These are just some quick peeks!!!

This is a little Pocket/Tag mini. Easy project, tutorial to come later too.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Christmas in July

Hello everyone! Gloria here today! I have two WorldWin Papers projects to share today. I created two Christmas cards for the WorldWin Summer CHA booth. CHA is going on this week in Las Vegas, so if you are unable to go to the show, you can get a sneaky peek of my cards today! {I am NOT at the show either, so don't feel too bad!}

I embossed the ColorMates Original Medium Berry Red cardstock with the Couture Creations Exotic embossing folder. I lightly rubbed the embossed areas with white chalk ink to make the embossing pop. As you can tell by the name, this folder is not really a Christmas-themed folder. However, the pattern seemed very "festive" to me, so I used it!

I embossed the ColorMates Heritage White cardstock with a second embossing folder (Cuttlebug Christmas Countdown). I used Pearlescent Swirl cardstock to create the snowflake, using Spellbinders Create-a-Flake Three dies.  I added just a bit of patterned paper to create a gift card holder on the front of the card.

This next card was fun to make as I used a technique that is new to me....a die cut overlay.

I embossed Petallics Beargrass cardstock with an embossing folder (Cuttlebug Ornaments) and trimmed it to size. Petallics papers are shimmery and heavy weight, so they "take" the embossing very well. I cut the hexagon pattern (Papertrey Ink) from ColorMates Originals Deep Berry Red cardstock. 

I stamped the Christmas ornament image onto ColorMates Heritage White cardstock and cut it out with the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die. 

And there you have it! Christmas in July! Thanks for looking!

I hope you have a chance to check out all that WorldWin Papers has to offer!


Supplies Used:
WorldWin Cardstock:  
ColorMates Original: Medium Berry Red, Deep Berry Red, Heritage Black, Heritage White
ColorMates Textured Cascata: White 
Pearlescent: Swirl 
Petallics: Beargrass

Designer paper: Carta Bella Winter Fun
Stamps: Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium; Just Rite Christmas Mini Sentiments, Merry and Bright
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Alabaster; Close to My Heart Cranberry 
Embossing Folders: Couture Creations Exotic; Cuttlebug Christmas Countdown, Ornaments 
Die cutting templates: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax, Layers, Gift Card Pockets Horizontal; Spellbinders Create-a-Flake Three, 2010 Heirloom Ornament; Papertrey Ink hexagon plate 
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Button: craft store
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Glue Dots adhesive dots