Friday, June 19, 2015

moleskine book

i took a much needed break for my child from blogging, 1 year to be exact. I must say it feels still good, although the last month the "Magnolia-Itch" came back :-) BIG TIME :-) I wasnt sure if i wanted to post photos of the new things to the blog, but than i thought WHY NOT? However, unlike before while i was a DT for Sir Stampalot and Magnolia, i decided to just take a picture with my cell phone and post that rather using the big camera and photo tent. Overall i want to make this quick and fun for me. I am going to mention who was kind enough to me to give me the supplies. Which was 99% through Sir Stampalot! 

I made this last night for my neighbor Molly. She is a florist and still uses those little notebooks for her phone orders. coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils, most stamps are Magnolia

Friday, August 29, 2014

Simple envelope card with tutorial

hello back with an other quick but oh so sweet idea to use with your Mini Magnolia stamps. sorry for the dark pictures… I really need to start using my day light lamps again.

Doesn’t this look nice? no cutting required just folding. lets go ahead and make one, all you need is pretty double sided paper.

envelope card_1

Magnolia Doo Hickey border die, Magnolia Sentiment: Loving Wishes
Magnolia ink double sided design paper
Martha Stewart clay and mold for frame and butterfly
Copic markers
Corner rounder
Gesso for a vintage wash
chipboard embellishments, pearl brad

Simple envelope card
Claudia Rosa

1 sheet double sided Designer paper (DSP)
I used Magnolia ink, Adhesive if desired
to finish card:
stamps, sentiments, ribbon, dies and flowers
Step 1: Cut DSP into a square. Sample has been cut to 10 inches x10 inches
Step 2: fold your DSP in half

Step 3: fold in half again. You will have a square.

Step 4:
open your paper. It should now look like this:

Step 5: fold all four tips or corners of your DSP to the center point of your scored lines (center of your DSP) If your DSP is heavy weight and it’s hard to fold, or if you can’t see the scored lines well due to the pattern of your DSP you could use a ruler to help you guide. This is how your DSP should look after you folded all 4 tips to the center point.


Step 6: flip your paper face down

Step 7: and fold your paper in half

Step 8: open flap and fold it to the other side

Step 9: this is how your card will look like after the flap is folded “back”. You can now glue both DSP together or embellish the seam with lace or some of your die cut borders.
Step 10:
cut a piece of white paper according to the size you created your envelope to add your message. If you started out with a square 10x10 inches of DSP you might want to cut your slider to 6 ¾ and 3 ¼

Here is how my finished card looks like with the slider pulled out:
envelope card_2

Thanks for swinging by

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to stamp on fabric–quick & handmade personalized gifts


How to stamp on fabric

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda Zodiac “Gemini:

any kind of white cotton fabric, Copic’s, iron, Memento 0.05 Multiliner, stamps, Versa Craft” by TSUKINEKO or Palette ink pad
when I first saw the cute new Magnolia Zodiac Collection I thought of ways how to use those cute images. The simple girl –T-shirt is based on the idea that you could create each family member or child or your grandchild a personalized gift based on the month the person is born. Some selected Zodiac stamps are now on sale at Sir Stampalot

Step 1: First wash the fabric, you want to remove any chemicals the fabricator applied. This will keep your inks vibrant after you wash your items again.

Step 2: give the fabric a quick iron to smooth any wrinkles.

Step 3: slide the cutting plate of your Sizzix Die cut machine between fabric layers to avoid inks bleeding through as your stamp and color

Step 4: Ink your stamp with “Versa Craft” by TSUKINEKO and transfer your image onto the fabric. Keep the stamp a few seconds longer on the surface than you would normally do when stamping onto paper, so the ink has time to transfer to the fibers.

Step 5: After you lift the stamp off, you may see lines that have not stamped quite as nicely, don’t worry you can fix them all with your thin Memento Multiliner. Just carefully trace any missing lines back in.

Step 6: Heat set the ink with your iron

Step 7: you are ready to color the image in with your Copics. If you color with Copics on fabric its not quite the same as coloring onto paper. Blending colors is not easy, that’s why I would suggest keeping your shades of colors as close as possible and also start first out by choosing a very light color, as it will show much darker on your fabric than it does on your paper. When you apply color, start from the center of the image in a dotting motion and see how the ink spreads. If you go too close to the lines the ink will spread quickly over the line. So just carefully work your way from the inside out, closer to the edges. You can iron in between layers to prevent spreading ink. However I did not find that necessary.

Step 8: Iron your fabric one last time.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Big Hugs

Hei there..

back from our family VACAY… got crazy here before we left.. one day we have had a couple of Tornados passing over our area and several power lines came down.  So we were without power for 4 days.


Here is a little card I have made a few weeks ago. Geez, I made things for the Christmas DooHickey magazine ( free with your purchase of the DooHickey set) and I feel I am totally out of the loop after our trip.


These are the supplies I used:
Tilda with Leo
Doo Hickey dies: Cloud,swirly butterfly, Tildas tag, fern, heart swirl, So Lovely, Pin Wheel,
shape of card: go Kreate, Tim Holtz Butterfly edge
Papers: Maja
I didn’t use Frantage on the edges – I tried to fake the look with Gold, Platinum, white and Start Dust Stickles
The word hugs is spelled out with a mini Alphabet set from Joann ($1 dollar bin)


PS: sorry for the “wonky” picture I played with some free features over on Picmonkey… I think those little dots are bit weird on Tildas face lol.