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Gab about Foiling - Embossing Powder and Stamps

Stamping, Tutorial, Sending All These Things, The Gab with Gaby Shop, Techniques, Gab with Gaby Stamps, FoilingGabriela SimsComment

Hello there! Today I am sharing a new discovery that I made using my Sending All These Things stamp set and my Minc. I love using my Minc and am always looking for new ways to use it; I’m also a big fan of stretching my stamps. I decided this technique would make a great video tute, so I filmed the whole process, this includes the first attempt that was a total disaster. 

 

 

If you do not have time to watch the video, what I learned is that you can use any stamp set that you have with clear embossing powder. Turn your Minc on to the “1” heat setting until the light is green, then let it cool down for about 5 minutes and turn it back on, you can set it to, “0” this time and run your image through with the foil on top inside the carrier folder (or copy paper) and you will get a crisp, foiled image. This means you can now foil tons of images and get completely new looks!

 

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I foiled this stamp 2 times, 3 if you watched the video, and added some sequins and starts to finish the card. Any heat foil will work, I used some Deco Foil and some Minc Foil and both results were gorgeous. 

Until next time, stay safe in these crafting streets. 

Happy crafting, 

Gaby

I have linked the supplies I used below: 

Sending All These Things

Sunshine Sequin Mix

Meta-crafting? Scrapbooking about Quilting

Gabriela SimsComment

Hello everyone, Gabriela here with a scrapbook layout using the Anchors Aweigh Collection.  I wanted to make a page today that was personal, but I didn't want to use a photo of myself, instead I used my latest project, a baby quilt. This is my first quilt and I wanted to make a page that expressed believing you can do something and that showcased the project. I started with my background sheet and sewed my borders onto it with a zigzag stitch.


Next I added some fabric to a 5" x 7" rectangle and I did some sewing on that using the same stitch as the background border.


I mounted my photo on a 4.25" x 6.25" rectangle that I chalked with Navy Ink.  The next step was adding some embellishments and journaling.  I also decided to do a different type of photo for this since I wanted to show the progress.  Here's a look at the collage style photo I used to show some of the quilt progress to date.


Today's page allowed me to use a variety of my tools including my Minc, my Big Shot, and my sewing machine, it was nice to blend so many crafts to make one thing. To make the "Dream" and "Believe", I die cut the shapes from toner paper and then from fun foam. I ran the toner paper cuts through my Minc using two colors and then glued them to the fun foam for some dimension. This was a very fun page to make and the colors worked perfectly with the fabric I was using for my quilt. I hope this inspires you to scrap a hobby or interest as well.  Thank you for stopping over.


Quick Quotes Products Used:
Anchors Aweigh - 101, 105, and 104.
Powder Puff Chalking Ink - Navy
White Mesh 

Gab about your Stash #1

Tools, Color, Cards, Supplies, Diy, Graphic, Crafts, Watercolor, Paper crafting, StampsGabriela SimsComment

So I LOVE crafting supplies as evidenced in the craft storage post, but I'm trying to get better about using what I buy, so starting in the next few weeks, I am going to make a habit of using supplies I already have and scraps of projects from the week. I will make posts here and on my YouTube channel so that people can keep up. I will do a 10 minute Monday, a technique card, a product review, and then a Saturday Scrapternoon where I use up that week's scraps! In really excited about that and I hope it will keep me on task to create more and work through a massive stash of supplies and tools.  I have lots of tools I have never reviewed, but that I use often, so it'll be nice to share long term pros and cons.  In the meantime, here are this week's cards.

 

Iris folding? I can dig it! 

Iris folding? I can dig it! 

I started using supplies I have and remembered I have like 30 Gelatos and two kits!  

Gelatos and modeling paste. 

Gelatos and modeling paste. 

More with the amazing watercolors. 

This was for a challenge and the prompt was "Bright". 

This was for a challenge and the prompt was "Bright". 

Because I still love yarn! 

The Avery Elle "Made With Love" stamp set and some Copics...and a yarn chain. 

The Avery Elle "Made With Love" stamp set and some Copics...and a yarn chain. 

My first 10 minute card...that took 12 minutes! Lol, I'll be posting this video soon! 

I used nothing but supplies I already had. 

I used nothing but supplies I already had. 

Distress ink, Minc foil, and some time. 

Distress ink, Minc foil, and some time. 

That's all for today, check back in the next week or so for the new lineup of paper crafting vids and posts! Happy crafting! 

Snowman Shaker Card with the We R Memory Keepers' Fuse Tool

Cards, Christmas, Crafts, Florigami, Drawing, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone!!! I wanted to post a quick tutorial for this snowman shaker card I finished.  

 

The finished card! 

The finished card! 

I started by using some white card stock and a snowman stamp. 

 

2 stamped snowmen in case I make a mistake. 

2 stamped snowmen in case I make a mistake. 

Then I colored one in with my Spectrum Noir markers. 

 

All dressed up. 

All dressed up. 

Then I fussy cut the head off, because I knew that was all I would be using. 

 

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Then I cut a 4.25" x 11" strip of heavyweight card stock for my base.  

 

Top folding card. 

Top folding card. 

Then I cut a 3.74" x 5" piece of red card stock. 

 

Red insert. 

Red insert. 

I decided to spray a sheet of paper I had with spray glitter to give it some shine. The paint takes 10-15 minutes to dry, so I was working on other things while it dried. Here is the result.

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Next I started on my shaker pocket. I used a circle die one size bigger than the die I chose for my card and taped it to a plastic sheet. 

Secured die and the Fuse.

Secured die and the Fuse.

Then I cut around about 3/4 of my circle, leaving an opening at the top. 

Then I filled it with sequins and glitter, and then sealed the pocket shut. 

Finished pocket. 

Finished pocket. 

To cut the window I used a die slightly smaller than the shaker pocket. I taped the glitter paper and the card base together and taped the die to the front.

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Now came the assembly of the card. I started by adding a sweater to the snow man and attaching him to the back of the glitter paper so that his scarf was hanging out. 

 

His sweater from the back. 

His sweater from the back. 

I just cut out a piece of card stock and stuck his head on it.

 Then attached the pocket to the back of the glitter paper as well.

Almost done. 

Almost done. 

Then added the red insert and it was done and ready for greatness!  

 

Happy Holiday! 

Happy Holiday! 

Using the same technique I made this gift tag. 

:) 

:) 

 

That's all for this post, and let me know if you have questions, Happy Crafting!!

I love my Minc: A brief review (Heidi Swapp & Anna Griffin)

Diy, Reviews, Cards, Paper crafting, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

When I first said I was going to write about the Minc, I said I was going to show a hack, and that would have been using a laminator.  I will say that method works ok, you'll have to put your laminator on the highest setting and you'll probably have to run your object through 2 or 3 times...not really ideal.  A better solution? Buy a Minc, I promise it's worth it! I found mine for a really great price of $95.50 on Amazon (which is $50 less than the big box craft stores) plus shipping is free if you have Prime. Good deal! There are two machines, the Heidi Swapp, pictured below, is 12" and the Anna Griffin, linked to later in the post, is 6".  I opted for the bigger one just because I thought in the long run it would be best for me.

Before the unboxing! 

Before the unboxing! 

 

The Minc comes with 1 foil sheet, 3 tags, 2 carrier folders, and the machine.  There are tons of accessories you can buy at the local craft stores and HSN is offering an amazing bunch of Anna Griffin designs starting October 7, 2015 (some include glitter sheets). I picked up some of the toner sheets, you can punch them, cut them or emboss them prior to foiling.

Toner sheets

Toner sheets

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This is handy if you don't have a toner printer at home, but you can always get designs printed at your local copier store. In fact, I had the idea to take some of my Stampin' Up coordinating stamps and dies to stamp a sheet in black ink, take it to the copy shop, and have them print it in toner. Then I can cut out the shapes with my dies and foil the stamps! Should be cool, in my mind it is, lol.  So now the important question is, but how does it work...like a dream! 

 

My included tags. 

My included tags. 

The one on the left is done with the included foil

How clean is this? 

How clean is this? 

and the one on the right is this awesome stuff:

I used green and not this silver! 

I used green and not this silver! 

I saw these on sale at Hobby Lobby and decided I would just try them out and they work really well.  I bought a bunch of Heidi Swapp foil too, but this comes in a few more colors and in smaller sizes. It looks like you could even cut out the negatives and use them on a different project.

The negatives! 

The negatives! 

I am just so happy with this purchase, I absolutely love it and cannot wait to see the holiday bundles on HSN next month. My advice is to get one if you can and get ready to foil everything!