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Quilt Fabric Storage Idea with the Big Shot

Sewing, Diy, How to, Quilting, Crafts, Storage, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! I just started using my Sizzix Big Shot to cut fabric and I had an epiphany. I'm a modern quilter and I love jelly roll quilts. I was cutting some fabric last night and decided to "kit" my jelly rolls. 

 

Cutting 2.5" strips

Cutting 2.5" strips

Strips galore! 

Strips galore! 

Then I put them into groups I would probably use together. 

 

I tied the rolls with scrap strips from cutting.

I tied the rolls with scrap strips from cutting.

Then I can just stack them up and save space! This would make an awesome gift for a fellow quilter as well. Hope this helps organize your stash, happy crafting!

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Diy, Crafts, Supplies, Tutorial, Color, Paper crafting, How to, Coloring, Stamps, Cards, Graphic, Watercolor, DrawingGabriela SimsComment

I have been continuing through the challenge and here are this week's updates.  

 

My first spinner card

My first spinner card

This was created by using some patterned paper, my nesting circle dies, a hello die, and a Stampin' Up stamp. I colored the image using Copics and then drew a "back" of the image with a Copic Multiliner. 

 

A window card

A window card

I made this card with a coordinating Stamp and Die set from Stampin' Up.  I used a piece of acetate for "glass" in the window, I colored the images in Copics and did the background with Distress Ink.

Tomorrow I will be featuring the Chiffon Collection from QuickQoutes, I'll be showing how to make a Box Card. Happy Crafting! 

Shaker card for hope

Supplies, Tutorial, Stamps, How to, Paper crafting, Crafts, Cards, Diy, Tools, ColorGabriela SimsComment

I recently found out someone I know was battling a serious illness and they beat it. I immediately wanted to make them an extra special card, here it is! Start by cutting a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock

4 x 5.25  

4 x 5.25  

and another at 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

4.25 x 5.5

4.25 x 5.5

Then cut a shape from the smaller block and a circle smaller than the shape you chose out of the larger block.  

 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Then mark the front of your notecard base and cut out the same circle. 

 

Mark the card.

Mark the card.

Also mark the inside of the card to line up with the opening.

Cut a piece of acetate the same size as the 4 x 5.25 block and attach it.

 

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Cut a piece of craft foam to 4 x 5.25 and cut a bigger circle out of it.

 

Foam piece. 

Foam piece. 

Cut this circle. 

Cut this circle. 

Attach the foam to the smaller block. 

 

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I decided to stamp a small flower on the front and added some rain stones.

Flower stamp. 

Flower stamp. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

Attach another small piece of acetate behind the circle opening on the bigger block. 

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Next, pick out what you want to put inside of your shaker and attach the layers.

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Finished card front. 

Finished card front. 

Now attach the front to the card base and line up the circle cut outs.

 

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Now you can stamp your sentiment where it will be visible through the front. 

 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

Finished card! 

Finished card! 

I hope this inspires you to make a card and brighten someone's day! Happy crafting! !! 

New cards with new stuff

Stamps, Tutorial, Cricut, Coloring, Cards, Watercolor, How to, Supplies, Color, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

Last time I talked about my amazing watercolors and yesterday I finally put them to work on a card. I cut out the hearts on my Cricut Explore and used a piece of Tim Holtz Ranger Watercolor paper for the background. I chose 3 colors I really liked and put them down first as a wash and then flicked some dark purple and dark blue on top. I dried it all with my heat gun and then adhered the hearts using some Sticky Dots. Then I finished it by adding some Doodlebugs sequins using Glossy Accents and my Pick Up stick. Finally I stamped the sentiment with an Avery Elle stamp and a Versacolor ink pad.

I hope you enjoy the video and Happy Crafting.