Friday, November 28, 2014

Good Boots Ain't Cheap Layout by Debbie Sherman

Good Boots Ain't Cheap Layout 
Designed by Debbie Sherman 

Hi Everyone! Debbie with you today to share a mixed media layout that I created using the Multi-Mat™, Get-It-Straight Laser Square™ and Jimbo Lojik™ stamps.The thing I love most about these products is how easy they make stamping on your layouts. I can't tell you how many times I've added stamping right on my layouts only to have to fix it with embellishments or cover it up because it's not straight. How many times have you made a layout only to look at it when it's finished and realize it was just a little off? 

The Multi-Mat and Get-It-Straight Laser Square is the perfect tool for making sure your layouts are perfectly straight! I matted this layout with several mats to share with you how easy this is to line everything ups and get it straight even when you distress the edges of your mats. The mat is magnetic and it comes with 4 magnets to hold your layout in place while you work on it. What made me happy is that I can still stick to my style even though it's distressed, mixed media and a little shabby!


                     - Jimbo Lojik™ Stamps - Set E
                     - Multi-Mat
Black Stazon Ink and cleaner
Chalk Inke for inking distressed edges - brown
Acrylic stamping block
Patterned Paper of choice
Paper distressor
Embellishments of choice
Modeling paste
Stencil of choice
Coordinating sprays or mists

1. I started this project by cutting 2 mats from patterned paper, snipping the bottoms to create a banner shape.  Distress the edges and ink with chalk ink of choice I used brown. Next I outlined the area where my mats were going to be adhered and then added modeling paste using a stencil, around the outlined area,  After the pasted dried  I misted it with different coordinating mists.

2. Lineup your first mat on your background sheet using the Multi-Mat and Get-It-Straight Laser Square.  Adhere to background paper.
2. Adhere your second mat to the center of the first using the same process as previously described. Continue layering the mats and photo.
3. Using the Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Jimbo Lojik Stamps, stamp your journaling onto a journaling card or paper of choice.

Lift the stamp and admire how straight the stamping is! 

 4. I added a piece of lace.

5. I positioned the stamped journaling on my layout and adhered it.  I layered some scraps around the journal tag.
6. I finished up with embellishments and some random background stamping and gessoed the flowers

Thanks for stopping by the KellyCraft blog today!!! - Debbie 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Country Girl Wedding Card by Monica Edwards

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lost in this moment with you! - Altered Embroidery Hoop by Martha Lucia Gomez

Lost in this Moment with You - Altered Embroidery Hoop 
Designed by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi, its Martha Lucia and I have a fun project for you today using a embroidery hoop of 8 inches!


KellyCraft Innovations - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
- Multi-Mat™
- Jimbo Lojik™ Stamps - Set B 
Embroidery Hoop 
Card stock - Whisper White & Ivory 
Sizzix® Big Shot Machine 
Cricut™ Explore 
Stampin-Up® - Six-Sided Sampler stamp set 
          - Flower Patch stamp set 
          - Flower Fair Framelits 
          - Hexagon punch 
                       - Classic ink pads - multiple colors 
Tsukineko Versamark embossing pad
Gold embossing powder 
Heat tool, embossing buddy, bone folder, 
Tombow® Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1. I started by creating the base of my project, a big circle. For this I measured the diameter of the inside of the hoop and then, with my Cricut Explore, created and cut the circle from ivory card stock.  

2. I selected my stamp set to create a background over the base.  I stamped the images with  Versamark and embossed with gold powder, using my heat tool. I stamped the images on ivory and whisper white card stock.

3.  After the images were stamped, I cut all of them with a hexagon punch and created a design over the base. 

4. To create the design, I used the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square. I started from the middle of the circle to align the hexagons. With this tool, it was very easy to put them all in place and create the design that I wanted. To keep them in place as the base of my project, I used the magnets that come with the Multi-Mat. 

5. After I finished the base, I needed to create the decorations. I used some flowers and
leaves that I stamped in different colors and I cut with framelits using the Big Shot.
6.  After I cut the flowers, I curved the petals with my bone folder to create more dimension and pasted them with Dimensionals. 

7. I used Tombo Multi Liquid Glue to paste the base of my project to the embroidery
hoop.  But before this process I aligned the base, using again my Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square.

8. I waited until the project was dry. It took only a few minutes, but I continued working on my other elements. At this point I was creating a mat for my photo . I just cut the mat a quarter of inch bigger than the photo and, using my Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square, aligned it perfectly. I also needed to create a sentiment for my frame and I decided to use one of the verses on the KellyCraft™ Jimbo Lojik™ Stamp Set B. 

9. Finally, I pasted the photo and the sentiment with Dimensionals over my base, using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square to align the verse.

I really enjoyed making this project and believe me, with these excellent tools is is very easy to create fun projects! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Fall Layout by Kristina Beagle

"Happy Fall" Layout 
Designed by Kristina Beagle 

I’ve been recently working on a “re-scan project” transferring all our old negatives to digital… Which is taking half past forever! But I’m into 1992 and found these cute fall photos of my brother posing in the leaves. After coming up with a 3 photo sketch and some Silhouette embellishment idea’s, I started putting together a full color fall layout!

  • Tools: KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square & Multi-Mat™, Silhouette Cameo
  • Paper: Recollections, Night and Fall; DCWV, Indian Summer; Core’dinations, Neutrals
  • Cuts: “Fall Leaves” “Happy Fall Title” “Leaves Fall Autumn Set

1. Gather all your papers & cut them to the desired size. I like to do this in the beginning just to get it and the paper trimmer out of the way.

2. Layer or Mat all your page pieces. I mat most everything that will go only to the page for more dimension and detail. 

3. Begin setting up the base layout of your page. I like to get everything into place and make sure my measurement worked as  planned before I start gluing down.

4. Begin adhering you’re main page elements, lining everything up with your KellyCraft Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square

5. Next, Arrange all your photos onto the layout and adhere once aligned. 

6. Now that the base layout is done, its time to embellish. All my embellishments were cut from my Silhouette. Starting with the page title, line up and adhere your embellishments.

7. I wanted my embellishments centered with my photo, so for a 4 inch photo I lined my KellyCraft Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square at 2 inches and lined up my embellishments accordingly

8. I also wanted to make sure other page elements were aligned with each other for symmetry.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pretty as a Picture Scrapbook Layout by Candice Windham

Pretty as a Picture
Designed by Candice Windham 

Pretty as a Picture - 

My friend Andrea Nash is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known. With her Elizabeth Taylor/Suzanne Pleshette good looks, she attracts people instantly, but this beauty is not just skin-deep. Andi has a big heart, quick smile and a laugh (that sometimes turns into a snort) that just energizes any room she is in.

To top all this off,  her voice is a powerful alto that brings solo power and harmony richness to the vocals of Sorghum Hill, the band that my husband has been a part of for too many years to count. I’m so lucky that they practice at my house, because I get to hear those sweet harmonies live more than anyone else in the world.

I snapped this photo of Andi at the Hemman Winery in Brazeau, Missouri. It’s always been one of my favorites. I hope she enjoys this tribute as much as I enjoy her friendship.

Using the KellyCraft™ products made this project come together quick and easy and I don’t have to second-guess my alignments! All the papers came from my scrap box, which means I don't know the manufacturers and many may be discontinued, for which I apologize.

Here’s how I made it:


KellyCraft™ - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
                      - Multi-Mat™
Cardstock: 12” x 12” Dark Orange and Striped Patterned Paper, 8 ½” x 11” Cream, Dark Orange
Paper: Green Patterned Floral Paper, 12" x 12"
Paper scrap patterned paper assortment in Autumn colors- tan, brown, gold, green and orange 
Sizzix - Big Shot® 
           - Dies: Tattered Florals, Tattered Leaves (Tim Holtz Alterations) and Flourish/Floral With 
QuicKutz Die Cut Alphabet 
Glue Dots, medium and large
Beacon ZipDry Liquid Adhesive 
Double-stick Adhesive, 2" or doubled up 1" 
Circle punches, assorted sizes, 1/2" to 1"
Computer and Printer

Viva Décor Copper Pearl Pen



1. I did not use the powerful magnets that came with the Multi-Mat™ because I lost them during this photo shoot. I would have used them to hold my layout in place as soon as I put the background papers together to avoid having to make sure my papers were still in place every time I used the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square.    It's okay Candice - we are all only human!  Hope those magnets show up soon lol! 

2. I always use a lot of sponging in my work. I think the only pieces that weren't sponged were the background papers and the layers of the photo; that's because I forgot. 

On a full sheet of dark orange 12” x 12” card stock, layer a piece of striped patterned card stock trimmed to 11" x 11".

Cut a piece of card stock 1/8"  larger all around than the photo. Add an additional layer of patterned paper 1/8" larger all around than the photo, attaching only at the top and bottom with 2" double stick adhesive to create a pocket for the journaling tags. Attach the photo with double stick adhesive, centered and about 1 1/2" above the bottom edge. 

Print small title block on cream card stock with computer and
printer (Font: Mistral). Trim out and layer onto green card stock  
cut 1/8” larger all around than the small title block. Center and use the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to line it up just over the bottom of the photo.

Cut three sets of flowers from scrap papers and card stock with Big Shot. Sponge all the flower edges with Walnut Ink and curl the edges. Layer smaller flowers onto larger flowers with medium Glue Dots.  Punch copper card stock with circle punches for flower centers (the copper flower centers were created with a piece of copper paper texturized with a texture plate that was in my scrap box) and attach with Zip Dry adhesive.  

Attach the center flower to the layout first using a large Glue Dot, place the right flower second and a little lower than the center one, then use the  Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align the flowers on the left.

Cut printed postcards from paper stash paper or use cream card stock. Sponge the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Punch flowers with Sizzix Tattered Florals Die and attach them to the tag sides. Slip a tag in each side of the pocket created with the 2"double-stick tape.

Cut headline with QuicKutz dies and use ZipDry Adhesive to attach it just above the small title block.

Cut four swirls from dark orange and green patterned paper and attach to both sides with Zip
Dry adhesive, using the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square to get the swirls the same height from the bottom of the page on both sides. Add a couple of flowers from the Tattered Florals die.

Add dots randomly with Viva Décor Copper Pearl Pen to give this layout a little more pizzazz and that's it. Quick and easy, but it will be appreciated for a long time!

I think this would look great in a shadow box frame. It will also make a nice Christmas gift for Miss Andi!  (Spoiler alert!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fear the Beard! Card by LaJeania Hicks

"Fear the Beard" Card 
Designed by LaJeania Hicks

The new Duck Commander® stamps from KellyCraft™, are perfect for creating masculine cards. It seems I am always searching for stamps to make cards for the men in my life. These stamps are perfect for our family that loves Duck Dynasty® and the Robinson family. I created this Fear The Beard card for a friend who has been growing out his beard for a while now and it is perfect for No Shave November. Of course I used the the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and mat to line up all of the layers perfectly.


KellyCraft - Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square
                  - Multi-Mat™
                  - Duck Commander® Clear Stamp Set 1
CTMH - Timberline Paper Pack – Close To My Heart
             - Chocolate Ink Pad
             - Solid cardstock, 1 sheet Chocolate, 1 sheet Bamboo
             - Durables Triangle Studs
Adhesive (Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scotch ATG)


1. Cut a piece of Chocolate card stock at 5”x7” and one piece at 3.5”x4”. Cut the wood grain patterned paper at 6.75" x 4.75".  Cut
the hounds tooth patterned paper at 3.25”x3.75” and the bamboo cardstock at 3”x3.5”.  Next, sponge ink the edges of all pieces of paper with the Chocolate ink.

2. Use your Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square to stamp the images on the Bamboo Cardstock using Chocolate ink.

3. Use your Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square to align the mats to create layers.

4. Use your Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square to attach the center image using pop dots.

5. Using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square makes it easy to line up the Triangle Studs perfectly.

This card was so simple and easy to put together using the Duck Commander® Stamp Set and the  Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square.