Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Graduation Layout by Kristina Beagle

Creative Team Member Kristina Beagle shared this fun graduation layout here on her blog recently.  She used her Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align all her elements. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

All American Condiment Caddy by Candice Windham

All American Condiment Caddy
Designed by Candice Windham 

Summer’s here: time for pool parties, lazy days and back yard barbecues. Just in time for our country’s Independence Day celebration, you can make this sweet little caddy to hold your picnic condiments. It’s made with recycled coffee drink bottles, and my KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat made the label layer alignment quick and easy.

The best part is that the label is attached with magnets and coated with a sealant, so you can wash it if needed, plus you can change the title for any occasion.

Here’s how to make it:


KellyCraft™ Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™
Double Stick Adhesive, ½” (Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear Adhesive
Masking Tape (Kool Tak™ Artist Tape)
Punch Adhesive Sheets ( Kool Tak™ )
Foils Sheets, Mardi Gras and Aquarium (Kool Tak™ Sparkly Foil Sheets)
Tin rectangular box
Coffee drink bottles, 3
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Sticky residue remover (Goof Off)
Die cut alphabet and die cutter or adhesive letters
Printed patriotic card stock, 10” x 6”
Card stock, navy blue, 8 1/2" x 11"
Card stock, white, 8 1/2" x 11"
Card stock, red, 8 1/2" x 11"
Brown Dye Ink, Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz, Ranger, Inc.)
Double 1/16" hole punch
Jute cording, small, about 36"
Self-adhesive magnets
Star punch
Colored Pencils, Dark Blue and White (Prismacolor)

Additional patriotic embellishments as desired

Tools: Scissors, brush, sponge, pencil, ruler


Wash the coffee bottles and remove the labels. Clean any adhesive residue with Goof Off, then wash
the bottles again with hot soapy water and allow them to dry.

Steep three tea bags in 2 cups of water. Place the flags in the tea to stain them, then lay them aside to dry.

Measure the box front and cut a piece of red card stock to fit. Cut a piece of white card stock ¼” smaller than the red and a piece of printed card stock ¼” smaller than the white. Sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Dye Ink. Layer all three sheets together with Kool Tak™ Premium Extreme, using the KellyCraft™ Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ to make sure they are properly aligned.

Apply Kool Tak™ Punch Adhesive to red, white and blue card stock scraps. Punch God Bless from white card stock and America from red, white and blue card stock, alternating the colors. Remove the release paper and apply the letters to the card stock rectangle.
Note: Since I had a checkered layer to align my letters, I didn’t use my KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat, but if you are using a plain cardstock or a fussy patterned paper, the KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat will make line-up a snap.

Tip:  To align your letters, first lay them out on your work surface in approximately the final position. Measure and mark the center of the word with a pencil - all letters are not created equal, so you can't just start with the center letter of the word. Measure and mark the center of the label, then place the center letter on this mark. Place the remaining letters, working from the center to ensure proper alignment.
Brush on two coats of Diamond Glaze, brushing the edges as well as the front and back. This will
help protect the paper from accidental condiment drips and spills so your label will be reusable.
Apply magnets to the back of the label and attach it to the box.

Fill the coffee drink bottles with your favorite condiments.

Apply scraps of Kool Tak™ Punch Adhesive to two pieces each of red, white and blue card stock and punch stars. Remove the release paper and apply foils to one each red, white and blue star.

Trim the remaining stars 1/16" all around, remove the release tape, sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Dye Ink and apply the plain stars to the foiled stars.

Punch each tag with the double 1/16" punch and tie the jute through the holes, then around the bottle necks. Write the condiment names on the tags and tie the tags around the bottle neck.

Line up the three flags so that they are spaced about 1" apart vertically. Wrap the flag sticks with Kool Tak™ Artist Tape to secure them together.

Cover the tape with jute cording, add a magnet to the back of the sticks and place the flags in the condiment box.

Place your caddy on the food table at your next party, sit back and enjoy the compliments on your condiments!

Designed for KellyCraft™ by Candice Windham

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"Sweet" Layout by Debbie Sherman

Creative Team Member Debbie Sherman recently shared this absolutely beautiful layout made with the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square & Multi-Mat™.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Little Cowboy Layout by Debbie Sherman

Little Cowboy Layout 
Designed by Debbie Sherman 

Hi friends, Debbie with you on this Saturday morning to share a fun layout that should get you in the mood for celebrating the great USA!  I've been very fortunate to be invited to take photos around town for our yearly old west celebration.  Every year I try to find something a little different to take photos of.  I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and catch this little cowboy practicing his roping.  They start young around here!!!

To create this layout I used the KellyCraft™ Multi-Mat™ and Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square, it takes the guess work out of whether or not your photos and embellishments will be straight on your layout.   This fun Jimbo Lojik™ stamp is a great accent.  

KellyCraft™ Materials: 

Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square & Multi-Mat™


Build your background as desired.  I love the mixed media look so I added some background color and stenciling to my background.
Line up your photo and mats.
Adhere them all to the background including your photo.
For the final steps simply add all your embellishments and finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by the KellyCraft™ blog today!! 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Read My Thought Bubbles Card by Steph Ackerman

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with my first post for KellyCraft.  I am so excited to be working with this amazing team, using the awesome KellyCraft™ Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™ as well as the fun and funky stamps from Jimbo Lojik™.



Ink the bubble stamp with black ink and stamp onto white cardstock.
Die cut the phrase and ink the areas that need additional color.
Die cut pattern paper and cardstock to mat the phrase.

Cut cardstock and pattern paper to fit the card base.
Adhere the pattern paper to the cardstock and place the panel on the Multi Mat.

Use the Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square to center the phrase on the panel and to line up 2 of the flowers so they'd be evenly spaced around the phrase.

Use brads to adhere the flowers to the panel.
Add the panel to card.

I hope I've inspired you to create something today. 


Friday, June 19, 2015

Duck Commander® Slate Coasters by Martha Lucia Gomez



Designed by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hi everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you my recent creation using the Duck Commander® Stamps. For today I made a tutorial to show you how to make four slate coasters using the embossing technique over the stones. I bought these coasters in a craft store and they have the perfect size for this project, 4"x4" and come in packages of four.
  • KellyCraft™ Get-It- Straight Laser Square and Multi Mat
  • KellyCraft™ Duck Commander® Wood Stamps
  • Versamark Ink
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Embossing Powder Crushed Curry or any color
  • Heat Tool
  • Card Stock
  • Classic Ink Baked Brown Sugar
  • Baker's Twine Brown Sugar
  • Eyelet
  • Snail Adhesive

DUCK COMMANDER COASTERS 1. Clean the slate coasters with a dry cloth or paper towel. After, rub very well with the embossing buddy to eliminate the static and moisture on the stones. Ink your stamp with Versamark and align it with the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to stamp it directly over the stone.

DUCK COMMANDER COASTERS2. Cover your image with the embossing powder, remove the excess and melt with the heat tool. Be careful because the stone will become very hot. Clean the stone with a paper towel or dry cloth.

DUCK COMMANDER COASTERS3. Here some photos of the process with the other coasters using some of the big images of collection of Duck Commander® Wood Stamps. DUCK COMMANDER COASTERS DUCK COMMANDER COASTERS
DUCK COMMANDER COASTERS4. To decorate my project, I stamped a main image over cardstock and layered it over crushed curry cardstock.5. I put an eyelet on the corner and tied the four slate coasters with bakers twine baked brown.

 I hope my idea inspired you and and thank you for stopping by today. Come back to see more creative projects. See you soon! Martha Lucia

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Life is Better in Flip Flops Key Chain by Cindi Bisson

Life is Better in Flip Flops Key Chain
Designed by Cindi Bisson

I love this Jimbo Lojik™ verse and decided it would be fun to make a colorful key chain to go with it!  


KellyCraft™- Jimbo Lojik™ Set E
                     - Multi-Mat™
Makin's Clay® - Neon Pink 
                         - Clay Roller 
Stewart Superior Black Palette™ Inkpad 
Blumenthal Lansing Flower Buttons 
The Buckle Boutique Self-Adhesive Rhinestone Sheets 
Beacon® Tacky Glue™ 
1/4" ribbon 
Key Ring 
Craft knife, scissors 


On Multi-Mat™, roll Neon Pink Makin's Clay® to about 1/4" thick.   The mat is a great surface for working with clay as the clay does not stick.  

Use craft knife to cut flip flop shape about 3 1/2" long (if desired, print template from computer). 

Ink verse with black ink, stamp onto clay at base of flip flop (heal end). 

Make small holes on left and right side of clay base about 1" from heal end and on toe end about half inch from end (large enough for the key ring at the top) (I simply made my holes where they 'looked right' for the straps on a flip flop!). 

Let clay dry 24 hours. 

Cut piece or 1/4" ribbon long enough to fold in half and push through hole in "toe" of flip flop, adding small amount of Tacky Glue to hold in place on bottom of flip flop.  Bring ends down through holes on sides of flip flop, glue in place.  Let dry. 

Cut pieces of Self-Adhesive Rhinestone strips to fit over the ribbon straps.  
Place flip flop onto sheet of Self-Adhesive Rhinestones and cut out piece to fit on bottom of flip flop.  Use Tacky Glue to adhere rhinestone sheets to ribbon and to base of flip flop  (yes, they are self-adhesive sheets, but this key chain will get a lot of handling and I wanted to be sure they would stay attached over time with use). 

Glue flower buttons over straps as accent.   Let dry.  Add key ring and you are ready to add your keys. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jar Your Preserves Greeting Card by Candice Windham

Jar Your Preserves Greeting Card
Designed by Candice Windham 

I love mixing products from different companies that seem to be made for each other. That is the case here with KellyCraft's Jimbo Lojik stamps, Eileen Hull's Mason Jar Die for Sizzix and Basic Grey's large dot vellum.

I plan to make several of these cards to have on hand when I need to impart some earth-shattering news, give a family update or just cheer someone up.

Here's how I made it:


KellyCraft™ Jimbo Lojik™ Acrylic Stamp Set C
Mason Jar Die (Eileen Hull for Sizzix®)
Sizzix® Big Shot™
Printed vellum (Basic Grey)
Silver metal, about 4" x 2"  (Walnut Hollow)
Texture Folder (Cuttlebug, Provo Craft)
Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Card stock, green, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned paper, 4" x 5 1/4"
Card stock, cream, 3 3/4" x 5"
Small tag and string 
Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz for Ranger)
Ultra Clear Adhesive (Kool Tak)


1. Ink card stock and printed paper edges. 

2. Cut mason jar die from vellum paper. Texture the silver metal with texture plate and trim top to create jar lid.  Apply alcohol inks and set aside to dry.
3. Apply Kool Tak adhesive to metal lid and attach it to the vellum
jar. Sponge the tag with all three ink colors, then stamp the sentiment on with Vintage Photo ink. Use the same sponge and inks to rub over the tag string to add color. Tie the tag around the jar, pushing it up under the lid. Attach the finished piece to the cream card stock with Kool Tak Ultra Clear Adhesive.

4. Attach the cream card stock to the printed paper and then both to the folded card base.

That's it. Very simple, but a large impact. Try looking through your scrap stash to find printed papers that have the look of preserved foods. For an extra touch, die cut a piece of thin acetate to cover the printed paper for a realistic jar look. You’ll have a lot of cards in no time, and less room in that stash paper pile!

Monday, June 15, 2015

BLOOM "Crooked" Layout by LaJeania Hicks

Bloom "Crooked" Layout 
Designed by LaJeania Hicks

I love the look of a “crooked” layout, but I never could seem to get it “evenely crooked” enough for my OCD to allow me to leave it crooked. Using the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™, I was able to perfectly align my layout so that everything was offset just the right amount. I love the look and it was so much less stressful using my Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and Multi-Mat™.


KellyCraft™ - Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square
                      - Multi-Mat™
Blossom Paper Pack - Close To My Heart
Glacier Extra Thick Twine - Close To My Heart
Glacier, Lagoon, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Smoothie Ink Pads - Close To My Heart  
Lagoon, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, White Daisy Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Coral Reef Oceanside Sequins - Close To My Heart
Hurray Bouquet, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Shower Flowers Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart
Artbooking Artiste Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart  
Adhesive (Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scotch ATG)


1. Cut the paper as listed:Flower patterned paper – 7”x11”; 5”x11” Glacier patterned paper – 4”x11”; 2 ½”x11”; 3 ½”x11”Lagoon Cardstock – 12”x12” (2); 4 ½”x6 ½”Smoothie Cardstock – 4”x6”(2); 4 ¼”x6 ¼”; 2 ¾”x 2 ¾” (4); Cricut Cut Bloom @ 2” White Daisy Cardstock – 4”x6” for stamped images; Cricut cut FlowersSweet Leaf Cardstock – 2 ¾”x 2 ¾” (4) Pear Cardstock – Cricut Cut Bloom @ 2”

2. Next, sponge ink the edges of all pieces of paper tone on tone. I used glacier ink on the patterned paper.

3. Use your Get-It-Straight™ Laser Square and mat to line up the base page off-set by ½” on each end. For the first piece, I laid the base page at 2 ¼” on one end of the mat and at 2 ¾” on the other end. Then begin layering your papers following the straight line created by the laser.

4. Using the same strategy, offset the second base page by ½” on the mat and then use the laser line to line up each piece of paper.

5. Using the laser square and multi-mat offset the layout by ½” and attach each element of the layout
as shown.

6. Align and layer the photo mat and then attach to layout using the Get-It-Straight Laser Square.

7. Attach title by offsetting each color slightly.

8. Attach Stamped flowers, butterflies, and sequins to layout.