Saturday, February 28, 2015
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
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!
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.
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!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Duckaholics Anonymous Card
Designed By Monica Edwards
KellyCraft™ - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
- 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
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
Designed By Martha Lucia Gomez
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
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.
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.
5. All the parts were assembled with different heights for added dimension.
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
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:
KellyCraft - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
- 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
Hole punch, ¼”
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”
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 tagswith 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
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.
KellyCraft™- Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square
Close To My Heart -
- Hopscotch Paper Pack
- 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
Adhesive (Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scotch ATG)
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 thedot 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 lineof 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.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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.
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
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.