Saturday, February 28, 2015

If You Could Read My Thought Bubbles.... by Martha Lucia Gomez


Creative Team Member Martha Lucia Gomez is sharing another fun card she designed with Jimbo Lojik™ stamps and the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™.   You can find Martha's full instructions on her blog here - http://stampartpapel.com/spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop./





Friday, February 27, 2015

Some Days.... Tropical Layout by Debbie Sherman


Some Days..... 
Designed by Debbie Sherman 

Hi Friends!  I'm sharing a layout with you today that I created with the KellyCraft™ Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square & Multi-Mat™ and Jimbo Lojik™ Stamps. If you live in a part of the country where the winters can get long, you start dreaming of places to stick your toes in the sand and relax.  Although our winter has been mild, it's still cold and windy and I can't wait for summer!

We'll start this layout by building the backgrounds with modeling paste, Stencil and Chalk Ink.
After your modeling paste has dried rub chalk ink over the raised areas with a make-up sponge.
Now that you have your background built add your matting to the layout using the KellyCraft™ Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square & Multi-Mat™.

I use my photos to line everything up because I normally distress the edges of my matting.
 After I line the photo and matting I draw around it so that I know where they will be placed and I work on the background with Glimmer Mist.  Spray it randomly on the stenciled areas allowing it to drip down the page.
Adhere you mat and photo once again lining it up with the
Stamp your journaling onto a piece of paper lining it up with the 
I used a fun stamp by Jimbo Lojik Set B.
 Adhere your stamped journaling to your layout.

 Add your embellishments, I used some seed beads, flowers and some fish,  clam shells, star fish and some twine.  The fish are made with Makin's Clay®  and painted with DecoArt® Metallic Paint and then brushed with Perfect Pearls.

Hope you enjoyed this layout and are inspired to create your own beachy layout!
Thanks for stopping by the KellyCraft Blog today!
Debbie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Duckaholics Anonymous Card by Monica Edwards

Duckaholics Anonymous Card 
Designed By Monica Edwards 

Hi everyone! Monica here with another KellyCraft™ crafty project.  I made this card using KellyCraft™- Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ to align all my elements.  

Materials: 


KellyCraft™ - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square 
                    - Multi-Mat™ 
                    - Duck Commander® Duckaholics Anonymous™ Stamp 
Brown card stock, off white textured card stock, coordinating patterned paper  
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink pad 
Black ink pad 
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur Machine & label die 
Ephipany Crafts arrow punch 

Instructions: 

Cut brown card stock to desired size, fold in half to form card. 

Cut white textured card stock mat about 1/4" smaller than card front.  

Ink edges of white card stock with Distress Ink.  Mount to card front using Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ to align. 

Stamp Duckaholics Anonymous™ verse with black ink onto patterned paper.  Cut around stamped verse with Spellbinders die.  Enhance edges with metallic marker.  

Cut a mat for the stamped verse with the next size up of Spellbinders die.  Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser square to align and mount verse onto mat.  

Mount verse to front of card, using Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align.  

Punch 3 arrows from patterned paper with Ephinany Crafts punch.  Ink edges with Distress Ink.  Align and mount arrows to lower right of card front, using Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

One Sketch - Two Cards by Martha Lucia Gomez


Hi everyone, Martha Lucia here with one sketch and two cards to share with you. I created these cards using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™, one sentiment from the  Jimbo Lojik™ Stamp Set G and two Duck Commander® Wood Stamps, Duck Men and Work Hard Nap Hard. I really love to use the Jimbo Lojik™ Stamps in my creations, they have many funny sentiments that fit in perfectly my life so I like to add  this kind of humor to my cards. Also, the Duck Commander® Stamps are great for masculine creations.... But let me tell you how I made my cards.

Materials:


KellyCraft™- Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square, Multi-Mat™
                     - Jimbo Lojik™ Stamp Set G
                     - Duck Commander® Wood Stamps: Duck Men and Work Hard Nap Hard
Stampin Up -  Card Stock, Triangle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Chevron Border Punch, Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Candy Dots and Linen Thread
Others: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals







Instructions:

For both cards, I cut all the pieces to build these. The size of the card is a regular size 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". The second layer is 5-1/2" x1-3/4", the third  and four layers depend of the size of the sentiments and decorations that you use on it.

















1. Using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™, paste layers one and two and put this aside. Then paste layers three and four.



2.  Now is time to stamp the sentiment.  You can align this using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square too.






3. To decorate this piece I used some die cuts from a Chevron Punch to create  an arrow. I aligned the
points of this using thhe Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and the little squares of the Multi-Mat™. After this, I pasted the entire piece over the card base, again using the laser ti align.

4. To finalize the decoration I stamped some little triangles in different colors, I cut them with a punch and pasted them with dimensionals.

5. All the parts were assembled with different heights for added dimension.

For my second card I did the same process. I only changed the colors and the stamps but used the same sketch.


















My Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square is definitely the most effective tool. Look how it works the same way when I use wood stamps.

I hope you liked these projects that I made using one sketch and come back soon for more inspiration! - Martha Lucia

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hangin’ with the KellyCraft Dudes Layout by Candice Windham

Hangin’ with the KellyCraft Dudes
Designed by Candice Windham

Every January, I attend the Craft and Hobby (CHA) convention in Anaheim, California. This is where all the new items in the world of craft creativity are unveiled, where new uses for the older ones are shown and where I get to hang out with people who think like me.

Some of the people who think like me are the folks from KellyCraft™, Aaron and Jimbo. They premiered the KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square the first time I met them at CHA several years ago, and they have been coming up with something new every year since. (If you don’t have a KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and the Multi-Mat™ Docking Station, you need one! See the special offer here.) This year was no different with their exclusive line of Duck Commander® stamps. These great stamps come in both red rubber and clear polymer and feature the Robertsons, the first family of duck calls.

This year’s CHA KellyCraft™ booth featured a photo station, so how could I not have my pic made with Willie and Si Robertson? The only problem is that I wasn’t wearing camo, so I stuck out like a sore thumb… kind of like Si’s tea glass. At least we were both the same color.

Here’s how I created this scrapbook page:

Supplies:

KellyCraft - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
                  - Multi-Mat™
                  - Duck Commander® Clear Polymer Stamps, Set 1
Clear acrylic block
Card Stock, one 12” x 12” sheet, two 12” x 4” pieces and two 8 ½” x 11” pieces
Spellbinders® - Grand Nestabilities Dies, Set LF-190
                        - Grande Calibur
Viva Decor Pearl Pens, bronze and gold 
Ranger Distress Ink Pads, Scattered Straw, Pine Needles, Vintage Photo and Broken China 
Tags, three small, one medium and one large
French General Cording, Brown 
Kool Tak - Foam Squares
                - Premium Extreme Adhesive 
                - Artist’s Tape 
Marvy Brown marker
Printed photo
Hole punch, ¼”
Scissors

Instructions:

Note: All pieces are sponged with Vintage Photo ink along the edges.
Note 2: In step 1, the page is set slightly outside the Multi-Mat™ Guide top allow for the Acrylic block, so the center is actually at 6 1/4”

1. Line up your background paper one the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Docking
Station. Beginning in the center of the page, set the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square arrow at 6” and stamp the Duck Commander® image with Pine Needles ink. Stamp two more stamps approximately 1” apart in that row. Stamp the last stamps on the row, allowing the image to run off the edge. Repeat this process, setting your guide at 3” and 9” and offsetting the rows above and below the first row. Repeat until the page is full.

2. Repeat this process in the empty spaces with the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp and Scattered Straw ink. Set aside.

3. Die-cut the photo using the second-largest image in the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities set and die-cut the card stock backing with the largest die. Adhere these pieces together using Kool Tak Premium Extreme Adhesive. Punch holes either side of the photo and run brown cording through each hole.

4. Apply Kool Tak  Foam Squares to the back of the photo mat and adhere it to the stamped page, using the Get-it-Straight™ Laser  Square. Wrap the cord to the back of the page and adhere it in place with Kool Tak Artist’s Tape.

5. Holding the two pieces of 12” x 4” card stock together cut one edge to mimic grass. Flip one piece over so the grass pieces don’t line up perfectly and ink both pieces with several ink colors.
Tip: When you don’t have the color of card stock you need, find a similar or lighter shade and ink it to match with one or more of the inks you are using on the page. It may not be perfect, but it will look just fine.

6. Adhere the first piece of card stock to the bottom of the page. Adhere the second, placing it about ½” below the first, and then trim off the excess on the bottom of the page.
7. Trim three tags to fit the area above the photo. Sponge the tags
with Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Pine
Needles and Broken China. Using the brown marker, ink one word
at a time on the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp and stamp it on the tag. Repeat with the other two tags. Tie each with a knot on the brown cord and use the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square to line up the tags, keeping the center tag straight and angling the other two. Wrap the excess cord to the back at each corner and secure with Kool Tak Artist’s Tape.

8. Ink the largest tag with all the inks. Sponge the edges of the medium tag with Vintage Photo and tie the two together. Write your sentiment on the medium tag, and then tie them to the cord at the top of the page. Place a little adhesive on the back of each tag to hold it in place. 

9. For the finishing touches, apply dots of the Pearl Pens over the entire page and then scribble along the bottom to mimic weeds.

With my KellyCraft™ products, I am assured of good stamped images and nice, straight lines with no effort on my part. I’m also assured of a great memory from CHA 2015!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Follow Your Arrow Layout by LaJeania Hicks


Follow Your Arrow
Created by: LaJeania Hicks

The hostess this month for our scrapbooking group requested a layout to feature her teenage daughter. I used random stamping, embossing, and of course I also used my KellyCraft Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™, to make sure everything was lined up perfectly.

Materials:

KellyCraft™- Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square
                    - Multi-Mat™
Close To My Heart - 
- Hopscotch Paper Pack 
- Flaxen Extra Thick Twine 
- Glacier, Lagoon, Flaxen, Sunset, Smoothie, & Pixie Ink Pads 
- Flaxen, Smoothie, Lagoon, Glacier, & Colonial White Cardstock 
- Aqua Dots and Flamingo Dots
- Arrows, Diamonds, & Chevron Embossing Folders 
- Artbooking & Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
Cuttle Bug
Adhesive (Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scotch ATG)

Instructions:

1. Cut the paper as listed:
Sunset patterned paper – 6”x8”; 5”x3 ¾” (2); 2”x12”; 1 ¼”x 2 ½” (Dovetail the end)
Dot patterned paper – 5 ½”x7 ½”; 1 ¾”x12”
Chevron patterned paper – 1 ¾”x 3” (Dovetail the end)
Glacier patterned paper – 2”x1 ½” (Dovetail the end)
Glacier Cardstock – 12”x12” (2)
Colonial White Cardstock – 11”x11” (2)
Flaxen Cardstock – 3 ½”x4 ½”
Smoothie Cardstock – 3 ½”x4 ½”
Lagoon Cardstock – 3 ½”x4 ½”

2. Next, sponge ink the edges of all pieces of paper tone on tone. I used flaxen ink on the
dot patterned paper and lagoon ink on the colonial white paper.

3. Use your Get-It-Straight Laser Square and mat to align the paper in the embossing folder so that your design is embossed straight and then emboss each piece using the Cuttle Bug or other embossing machine. 

4. Using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square, stamp each letter of the title, putting each line
of the title 1 ½” below the line above.

5. Random Stamp the Colonial White Cardstock. I start with the largest stamp and make diagonals across the page, turning the stamp and changing colors each time. Next take the second largest stamp and make diagonals across the page starting on the other side. Lastly, take the smaller stamps and fill in the empty page until your paper has the desired look. 

6. Align each element using the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square:
- Layer mats.
- Attach paper as shown to create layout.






7. Stamp text blocks and attach using popdots.  

8. Attach Aqua Dots and Flamingo Dots to layout

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fear the Beard Trading Card by Candice Windham


We absolutely love the fuzzy Kunin Felt beards that Candice Windham added to this Duck Commander® Fear the Beard trading card - find the instructions on her blog here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Easter! Layout by Kristina Beagle


Happy Easter!
Designed by Kristina Beagle 

Can you believe how fast this year is already going by!! Easter is going to be here before you know it so I thought I’d get a jump on my Easter projects! I got some fun new Doodlebug paper this weekend that I knew would be perfect for this layout Idea so I busted out my Cricut and cut the cutest Easter embellishments, and then grabbed my Kelly Craft Get-It-Straight Laser square and got to work.

Materials:

KellyCraft™ Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square & Multi-Mat™
MISTI Stamp Tool
Sizzix® Big Shot, Framelits “Click Click”
Wendi Vechi Embossing Paste
Doodlebug Chevron 12"x12"
DCWV Pastels 12"x12"
Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink
Cricut Explore; Cricut Classroom: April and May; Cricut: Easter Magic; Cricut: Create a Critter

Instructions:

 1. I started out with a 12x12 base on DCWV pastel purple cardstock and some Chevron stripped Doodlebug Glitter cardstock which I trimmed to 8.5" tall.

2. After lining that up where I wanted it, I used the  the Get-It-Straight™Laser Square & Multi-Mat™ to mark my place, so I could adhere a strip of Washi tape directly above where the paper would lay.

3. After laying the strip of Washi I adhered the Chevron piece of
paper, and masked off both so I could do some embossing paste stenciling.

4. After that dried, I began assembling my page by placing down a little easter egg border, cut from Cricut to serve as a base for my photos.

5. I placed my two small photos, then aligned with the Get-It
Straight™ Laser Square, and adhered with some foam squares.

6. I finished the page off with an off-set 4x6 photo and assorted Easter die cuts.