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Showing posts from May, 2017

Use Cricut Design Space 3 to Make a beautiful Glue Gun holder!!

Thank you for joining me! There are several tutorials available to make your own version of this project. They are all beautiful, and I decided it was time to give it a go! This is just my version, but you know I had to use my Cricut Explore Air and make it pretty!! First, gather your supplies. This means a haul trip to the $$ store, where you will find a glass piece for the bottom and a candle holder. Go for something heavy, as this is meant to hold your glue gun and keep it from sliding off your table. The size of the opening should allow your glue gun to rest comfortably. I was fortunate to find one that had an opening large enough for my glue gun, and has a favorite Bible verse from the book of Joshua!!  I used the Gold glitter vinyl & my weeding tool (retro Cricut user here!) Ensure you make your image smaller than the perimeter of your glass base. I made mine 5' round. To cut the Vinyl, I used the custom setting in Design Space 3, before releasing

World's Best Dad - Monocle Steampunk Card

Thank you for joining me! Father's Day is soon approaching, and I was inspired to make a Steampunk style card with a wonderful gear background image from Cricut's Design Space . This card was fun to make, and I hope that you also enjoy it! This card features an elegant image of a man in a tall hat, wearing a bow tie, and monocle.  The colors are masculine, with a black background full of gears. This adds to the Steampunk style of the card.   The white background is also embossed with several mustache images. His monocle is made of vinyl, a long-lasting sturdy material.   To finish the 6' square card, The title reads World's Best Dad, on movie tickets across the front. You may gift this to dad with a set of movie tickets to complete the theme! This card is made with high quality card stock, and the inside is blank to add your personal message. It also includes customized black matching envelope. Be inspired, Be blessed!- Raquel 

Using your Vinyl Scraps, and Stamps!

Thank you for joining me! Today I am showing you a short tutorial on what to do with leftover scraps of printable or indoor vinyl. You may have pieces of this left over, and are wondering what to do with it. This is just one of many ideas! I decided to try stamping it, and create custom washi tape with a Santoro London Gorguss girl stamp. I used a Bic marker to color the background first, and stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink. This ink is water resistant, and will allow my image to be permanent once dry! To make the polka-dots stand out, I used a black sharpie to color them in. It matches another roll of Washi from my stash! All that was left to do was to cut it out, and my Tonic Studios Tim Holtz scissors make this a breeze! I applied it to the border of my PC monitor, where I will be adding all of my favorite washi tapes! I hope you try this, and use those leftover scraps of vinyl! This type of vinyl can be applied indoors

Extreme 16

Happy Creative Friday! I think you can say I'm tearin' it up! ( Pun intended!) This card was made as a special request, and I was happy to oblige. As it is titled, it is for an Extreme 16 , and I was happy to be able to easily design and make the entire thing with my Cricut Explore Air 2! I used Ranger Distress ink in Vintage Photo , a WeRMemory Keeper s embossing folder from the Geo collection, and metal numbers from my stash. The distressing in white that left "Treads" all over the outside of my card were made using a tread cutout as a stencil and white gesso. I also drew the small details of the tread on the exterior with a black sharpie for contrast. I was also able to make the inside banner with my Cricut's Write and Cut feature. I love how easy it is to attach words to images and let the machine do the writing!  The papers made this card very easy to put together they are from the Fancy Free collection by Pink Paiselee , as well

Be Brave Mixed Media Easel Card with The Runaway Gorguss Girl Stamp.

Thank you for joining me! Take a look at this beautiful easel card I made with the Gorguss Girl Stamp The Runaway! This stamp set is absolutely beautiful, and I wanted the image to look whimsical and fun. I used Several supplies to achieve the end result, and I am quite happy with the soft and sweet colors that emerged from playing around with my Sennelier Watercolors, Prismacolor Pencils , and Ranger Distress inks. I used a mixture of all, and I love being surprised by how the inks and paints will blend and make their own story. The front of the card has the image stamped and colored using Sennelier Watercolors, and Prismacolor Pencils on Mixed Media paper by Canson . I also embossed the banner and hearts, added gold acrylic paint throughout as a highlight, and finished it with a few gems, a beautiful trim and red star.  The inside has a beautiful frame that I stamped and embossed and also distressed with Ranger Distress inks . To add depth, I also colored i

Card and project Series using Santoro London Gorguss Girl stamps

Thank you for joining me! I am doing a series of cards and projects using Santoro London Gorguss Girl Stamps. I recently came across these stamps and absolutely love how whimsical they are! I did a little homework, and now I am happy to have a small stash to work with. ( My birthday gift to me!) This was made as a mother's day card for my bestie, and I used The Hatter . She is a beautiful image, and I had lots of fun making this easel card. Please let me know what you think, and thank you for taking the time to look!! Be inspired, Be blessed~ Raquel

Mother's Day Shaker Card, and Cricut Design Space Simple Mother's Day Card

Thank you so much for stopping by! You may be here because you were watching my youtube channel, or because you've seen one of my pictures regarding a card or project on Instagram, or Facebook. Whichever may be the case, I thank you for stopping by,  and here is a small video showing you some of the cards I made for Mother's day. (This post is rather late, but I want to make sure that all of my videos and projects are listed here for reference.) If you have not yet seen it, then following are some pictures and descriptions. This card began as a Simple Mother's Day Card from the Cricut Design Space Make It Now projects  , and I finished it with a small rose doily, a large white doily, some pretty blue birds, and some sequins and twine. The original design looked incomplete when I finished it, so I gave it my own twist! I also added Ranger Liquid Pearls to the birds to accent their details. I used rolled roses which I made and Martha Stewar t flowers in peach.

Alice in Wonderland Handmade Embellishments

Embellishments by Paints and Glitter! Happy May! This theme is still going! I made these embellishments to participate in a swap. It was my favorite part of this project, and I had tons of fun using items that I truly enjoy creating with. I knew that the images I was using were small, but they had the vintage look I really like, and they really inspired me to use vintage-style ephemera. So, I made my own! I first stamped and altered the paper bags I decided to house the little embellishments. I used several stamp sets and Ranger Liquid pearls in Bronze, as well as Rub on roses. This Hat stamp was perfect! I also used a white pen, and gold acrylic pen to make the images stand out. For some of the tags, I added gold paint and glitter to make the images stand out. I backed these with photo paper. To tie in the theme, I sent my partner an Alice in Wonderland necklace. I altered some Chip board to create matching packaging. For this embellishment, I made a heart w

Alice In Wonderland Mini Album

Happy May! This post is a continuation of my Alice in Wonderland mini envelope swap. I decided to make a mini album to accompany the swap, and also made embellishments to go along with the other goodies. I used Santoro Gorguss stamps, as well as several dies and my Cricut Explore Air 2 to make the mini album. I used high quality Watercolor paper to ensure the images were clear, and used Prismacolor pencils and Sennelier Watercolors, as well as paper piecing. I added a handmade flower I made with pearls. tulle, and ribbon. I also added gesso and glitter throughout  To finish the pages, I embellished with Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk sentiments, and several small dies, washi tape, stamps, and trims. I hope you have enjoyed this mini album! I had so much fun making it, and soon plan to make one for keeps!

Alice In Wonderland Loaded Envelope Swap

Happy May! I recently took part in a group Swap with a Facebook group and had the great opportunity to create some Alice In Wonderland themed items. The requirements were to make a Mini Loaded envelope measuring 4' by 6', as well as 5 Embellishments, a Large Tag, and a Wand. I designed the envelope in no time using Cricut Design Space, and went to work on making sure all the pieces were cohesive. Behind Alice is a pocket, designed with Cricut Design Space and layered with specialty trims. I made this large Rose with Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore Air2, Liquitex Gesso, Glitter, and a gem and key. Other flowers were from my stash. I added charms throughout to tie in the Alice in Wonderland Theme. The front of the wand has a teapot, topped with a mini sequin heart, and added glitter. I made the rosette with the Cricut, and added gold acrylic paint throughout, with seam binding, lace, and fuzzy pink feather trim. The bac