Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Family" Beach Layout by LaJeania Hicks

"Family" Layout

Created by: LaJeania Hicks

I love these family pictures that we took at the beach a couple of years ago. I wanted to create a one-page layout to that I could frame to put in our hallway. With the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™,  I was able to get everything perfectly lined up to create this layout to showcase our family. 


KellyCraft™- Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square
                     - Multi-Mat™
Seaside Paper Pack – Close To My Heart (CTMH)
Footprints Stamp Set (CTMH)
Desert Sand Ink Pad (CTMH)
Solid cardstock, 2 sheets Desert Sand, 1 sheet Glacier, 1 sheet Colonial White (CTMH)
Burlap Ribbon (CTMH)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (CTMH)
Adhesive (Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scotch ATG)


1. Cut the Blue Wood patterned paper at 11 ½”x11 ½”.   Cut a piece of Desert Sand card stock at 5½ ” x 7 ½ ” and one piece at 11”x2”.   Cut the Glacier Cardstock at 7 ¼”x 5 ¼” and a piece at 10 ½”x1 ¼”.   Cricut cut the mats at 10” and 3” for Desert Sand; 9 ½” and 2 ¾” for Glacier; 9 ¼” for the Polka Dot patterned paper; and 2 ½” for the Colonial White Cardstock.   Cricut cut the title at 2 ¾” in Desert Sand and Glacier.   Cut the Ribbon at 10”.   Dovetail one end of each cardstock strip and ribbon to make banners.

2. Next, sponge ink the edges of all pieces of paper with the Desert Sand ink.

3. Use your Get-It-Straight Laser Square to stamp the images on the Colonial White Cardstock using Desert Sand ink.

4. Use your Get-It-Straight Laser Square to align:

- The mats to create layers.
- Attach the center mat.
- Turn my layout and perfectly align the banners.

- Attach the photo mat to the center of the layout.
- Attach the stamped mat and the title to the layout.

5. Using the Get-It-Straight Laser Square attach the photo to the center mat.

Using the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser and MultiMat, I was able to quickly put together this layout and make sure that everything was perfectly aligned.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Classy, Sassy! Card by Monica Edwards

This colorful card is perfect for this Classy, Sassy Jimbo Lojik™ verse!  Check out Creative Team member Monica Edwards blog post featuring this project here

Sunday, December 28, 2014

She Walks in Beauty by Candice Windham

She Walks in Beauty
Designed by Candice Windham 

Lord Byron has been my favorite poet since I discovered him in English 101 at the University of Memphis. Not only was he a great poet, he was handsome as well. In fact, had I been alive in 1814, I would probably have camped out on his doorstep.

When I discovered the photo of this beautiful woman in an antique shop, my first thought was, “She walks in beauty, like the night,” and I knew I had to have her in my instant ancestors collection. I didn’t want to make a scrapbook page, but rather a piece of home décor art. I discovered her frame in a different antique shop and knew it would be perfect with a little crafty magic.

My KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ Docking Station turned this project into an easy-as-pie creation.


KellyCraft™ - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square  
                    - Multi-Mat™ 
Assorted patterned card stock (Two matching sheets for the mat board cover; two more sheets or assorted paper scraps for the flowers
Photo printed on card stock
Banner printed from .pdf file on patterned paper scrap
Distress Ink, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz for Ranger)
Wide lace strip (Simplicity)
Assorted Flower Dies (Spellbinders™)
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine (Spellbinders™)
Craft paint (DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Metallic, Champagne)
Crème Wax (DecoArt® Americana Decor®, Deep Brown)
Masking tape or artist’s tape
Liquid Adhesive (Beacon® Zip Dry) 
Double Stick Tape, 3” (Sookwang)
Pop dots
Dew Drops (The Robin’s Nest)
Tools: Sponge, scissors, brush, dusting sheet or soft towel, craft knife, mat cutter if you can cut your own mat


Note: All die cuts are sponged on the edges with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo inks. 

Tip: Never use your original photos in pieces that will be exposed to light. They could fade completely away. Make a copy and store the original in a dark, cool, dry place.

Wipe down frame with dusting cloth or soft towel. Brush on a thin coat of Champagne acrylic paint and allow it to dry. Brush or wipe on the Crème Wax, wipe away the excess and allow to dry. Buff with a soft cloth. 

Cover mat board with patterned paper or card stock. The paper I used had a script, which I was able to match up without trimming. However, I used my KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square to make sure I had the paper square on the mat board by lining up. here
the top edge of the mat board and then lining up the script according to the mat board straight edge. I was correct in
thinking the script was a little off. The misalignment would be evident after the piece was finished. That would have driven me nuts. Insert 

Cut the window opening in the mat board. You can use a craft knife if you don’t want the bevel, or a mat cutter if you do. Position the photo in the opening and attach to the back with masking tape or artist’s tape.

Tip: Before attaching the patterned paper or card stock to the mat board, decide where the cuts will be for the opening. Make sure you have the tape covering all the edges for a smooth appearance after you cut it.

Place the mat board on the KellyCraft Multi Mat Docking Station and
KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square. Measure ½” down from the top and turn on the laser light. Apply Beacon Zip Dry adhesive along the line, and then place the lace, being sure to line up the top
edge up with the laser line. It is much easier to apply the adhesive to the paper than to apply adhesive to the lace.

Print out the banner and trim along the edges. Sponge the edges with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. Apply pop dots to the back of the banner pieces, sides only, and attach it to
the mat board, using the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser square toi line up the first and last letters on the top line.

Cut the flowers, sponge the edges and use Beacon Zip Dry adhesive to apply the flowers to the mat board. Use Zip Dry to add the Dew Drops.

Place the art in the frame, and then cut a piece of chipboard or mat board to place in the back. Add staples if needed.

This would look great on a wall, but I think I will place it on a tabletop easel.
We’ll have a pretty girl to look at, and I’ll be reminded of dreamy Lord Byron every time I see it.

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and the best new year ever!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fear the Beard with the Duckmen - Card by Monica Edwards

Fear the Beard!  
Designed by Monica Edwards 

Hi everyone Monica here with a card I created using the KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™, and a Duck Commander® stamp.


KellyCraft™ - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
                 - Multi-Mat™
                 - Duck Commander® Wood Stamp - Duck Men
Black ink pad 
Close to my Heart - patterned paper in two different styles 
Distressing Tool
Sewing Machine - to sew the edges
Paper trimmer 

I cut a piece of solid card stock and fold in half to create card.  I then cut a piece of patterned paper approximately 1/4" smaller on all sides than front of card, and cut another piece of patterned paper about 1" smaller than card front.  

I had to make sure the images were evenly lined up with one another for this card because I created a double stamped image card - with the images side by side to form a sort of mirrored look.  The Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ made this easy to do!  

I cut a piece of patterned paper to serve as a mat for the Duck Men images.  

I stamped the Fear the Beard verse and trimmed around the verse.

I then took my distressing tool and distressed the layers of patterned paper.  I love how this came out and I would take a toothpick and curl the edges

Then I used my sewing machine and stitched the outer edge on the 2nd layer of patterned paper.

All the layers were mounted to the card front, using the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align the first layer.  The second piece was mounted unaligned as shown, as was the Duck Men and the Fear the Beard verse. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

You're Classic Feather Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Your'e Classic

Hi, I’m Martha Lucia and I have a very exciting project for you today!  I created this card using the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square.


KellyCraft - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
                  - Multi-Mat™
                  - Jimbo Lojik™ Stamps Set A
Stamping Up - Card stock in two different colors, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla
                      - Designer Series Paper (Victorian Parlour)
                      - Four Feathers  & Framelits, Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets
                      - Classic Ink in several colors
Size Big Shot
Snail Adhesive
Lawn Fawn Hemp Cord Pink Lemonade
Tuesday Morning Wood Button

1. I cut all the pieces to build my card. The size of the card is a regular size 5-1/2"x4-1/4". The second layer is 5-1/4"x4", the third is 4-7/8"x3-3/4" and the last one is 4-3/4"x3-5/8".
Each square of the Designer Series Paper are 1"x1" and the squares of card stock are 1-1/8"x1-1/8".

2.  Then I stamped the images of the feathers using three different colors of classic ink.  I then cut them with the Framelits using the Big Shot.

3. Now it is time to assemble my card. To make this easy, I used the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ and the magnets that come with the Multi-Mat™.

4.  For the third and fourth layer of my card I also used these tools.  And after I mounted these parts I decorated the vanilla layer with a
stamped image to create a little background before mounting the little squares.

5. Now is time to create the decorated squares and paste them over the base.  This process was easy because I used the same laser line
to mount the six panels.

6. To decorate the principal panel, I used a hemp cord and a wood button tied around it. I pasted the
feathers over it with some Dimensionals.  The last part of the card was the sentiment.  I used the Jimbo Lojik™ Set A to stamp the verse using the laser square to align the stamping.

I hope you liked the project and come back soon for more inspiration!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Duck Commander® Ornaments

Creative Team member Cindi Bisson shared a fun idea for making ornaments with KellyCraft™ Duck Commander® stamps and Makin's Clay®.  Find the instructions here on her blog. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

She Makes Dirty Words Sound Pretty Card by Cindi Bisson

 Dirty Words Sound Pretty Card 
by Cindi Bisson 


KellyCraft™ - Jimbo Lojik™ Stamp Set J
            - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
            - Multi-Mat™
Graphic 45® Domestic Goddess Collection 
Light Blue, ivory parchment card stock 
Westcott® Trim-Air Trimmer 
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink - Suede 
Self-adhesive pearl accents 
Crochet lace 
Beacon Adhesives™ Tacky Glue 


1. Cut blue card stock to 7” x 8”, fold in half to create 8” tall card.  

2. Cut patterned paper approximately 7 3/4” x 3 1/4”.
Cut goddess image from paper.  Cut mat from blue card stock about 1/8” larger on all sides. 

3. Ink verse stamp with Suede ink, using Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align, stamp onto ivory parchment card stock.  Trim around verse.  Cut blue card stock mat for verse approximately 1/8” larger on all sides.  

4. Ink edges of all pieces with Suede ink.  
5. Mount patterned paper to center of card front, using Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align straightly 1/8" from edges. 

6. Mount crochet lace along right opening edge of card front, overlapping edge of patterned paper.  

7. Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align and mount Goddess image approximately 1/2” from bottom of card and approximately 1” from left edge. 

8. Mount verse, centered,  onto mat, using Laser Square to align, then mount on card front approximately 1/4" from left edge and approximately 1" from bottom of card. 

9. Add self-adhesive pearl accents to corners of verse

Happy Hanukkah from KellyCraft Innovations!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Country Girl Cowgirl Layout by Debbie Sherman

Hi everyone! Debbie with you today to share a layout about a cute little cowgirl I know.I created this layout using the Multi-Mat, Get -It-Straight Laser Square and Jimbo Lojik Stamps. The more I work with these products the  more fun I have!  The stamps add a little humor to projects and make them fun.  How many layouts do you create that are too serious?

The Multi-Mat and Get-It-Straight Laser Square allow for perfectly stamped text on your layouts, no more worrying about fixing mistakes with embellishments or even throwing layouts away.

What makes me happy is that I can stay with my style even though it's a little distressed, mixed media and shabby.

Here's a few of the supplies I used to create this layout.
Jimbo Lojik Stamps
Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Black Stazon Ink and Cleaner
Chalk Ink for inking distressed edges - brown
Patterned Paper of Choice
Paper Distressor
Embellishments of choice
Coordinating sprays or mists

Cut 2 mats and 3 strips from patterned paper.  Distress the edges and ink with chalk ink of choice.
Outline the area where the mats are going to be adhered.

Line the 3 strips up on background sheet using the Multi-Mat and the Get-It-Straight Laser Square.
Stamp the Corners with a large Decorative Stamp.

Distress the edges of the 2 mats you cut earlier, ink the edges and adhere your photo.  Adhere these to your background sheet using the Multi-Mat and Get-It-Straight Laser Square.
Using the Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Jimbo Lojik Stamps, Stamp your journaling onto a journaling card or paper of choice. (I die cut 2 from different sized dies and colors)

Adhere your journaling tag to your layout and embellish.

I added a banner to the layout also from the patterned paper scraps.
Finish up with embellishments and a few splatters with coordinating mists.
Hope you enjoyed this layout and thanks for stopping by the KellyCraft blog today!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Believe! Layout by Debbie Sherman

Debbie Sherman created this gorgeous Christmas layout with the help of her Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square - find Debbie's full instructions on her blog here.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Could be a Morning Person Mug Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Creative Team member Martha Lucia Gomez created another fun card with this great Jimbo Lojik stamp - You can find the full instructions here on her blog.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Baby in a Stocking!?! Layout by Kristina Beagle

Creative Team member Kristina Beagle used her Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align the elements in this adorable Christmas layout!  Find her full instructions here on her blog.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faith, Family Ducks Christmas Card by Candice Windham

Uncle Si - the CHRISTMAS GUY! LOVE this card by Creative Team member Candice Lee Windham! Made with ‪#‎KellyCraft‬‪#‎DuckCommander‬® stamps and our Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square! Find Candice's full instructions here -http://windhamdesign.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-duck-commander-christmas.html