Monday, 19 December 2011

Design Team Project 3 .... Featuring My Minds Eye

Hello everyone, I'm back with my 3rd and final project of this year featuring My Minds Eye.

I made this home decor piece using a Large Rectangle Art Part Frame (Large Flourish Frames Set) from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 range. I covered the frame using MME papers (Remember This). I then used another rectangle frame to add dimension which again was covered in MME papers (Good Measure) and adhered to the centre of the frame using 3d foam pads. I then cut Tim Holtz's Caged Bird die using GrungePaper which was painted with Adirondack Paint Dabber (Expresso) and spritzed with Perfect Pearl Mists (Biscotti). The picture is from the Ideaology Lost & Found Paper Pad which has been mounted using 3d foam pads. I have used brads from the "Everyday" Decorative Brads Set. The Chain Tassles are also from the Ideaology range. I also used Distress Inks (Walnut Stain) to distress the frame.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the DT to say a huge big thank you to Paula for her contribution and inspiring projects for Snazzys.

Snazzys DT would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
Don't forget to check back in January for lots more projects and a sneak peak at our newest DT member.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Design Team Project 2 by Astrid featuring MME

Here are a couple of further little project showing some ideas of how the wonderful My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Collection and coordinating embellishments can be used.

This Kraft Card is so strong that it spells craft projects to me. As my DT colleagues have shown so many cards already and with Christmas now just around the corner, here are a couple of little gift ideas: A cone (I will provide a template below), and a little candle holder.

Here is the cone which you can fill with little sweet treats.

I cut the template out of one of the papers, glued and folded it together and glued a doily on the inside. I then embellished using some die cuts, little roses and some of the brads from the "Everyday Fun Decorative Brads" (KFD117)

Here is a template for the cone. You can size it to whatever size you want of course.

The second project is a little candle holder

I made a box out of a 6 x 6 piece of one of the papers, cut a hole in the center with a Spellbinders Nestability circle die and glued it onto a doily die cut (also Spellbinders)I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and used some more of the brads, a ribbon and some punched out leaves to decorate.

Well, that's it from me for this month.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

DT Team Project 1 by Astrid featuring MME

Well, these last few days have certainly been busy here with my fellow DT team members showing some amazing cards and projects featuring the wonderful My Mind's Eye Ktaft Funday Collection, Stamps and Embellishments. The Kraft paper is so strong that I decided to make a gift box out of it for my first project.

I used my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro to make my box but there are hundreds of tutorials all over the internet on how to make such simple boxes.
1 of the 12 x 12 papers ("In Print" KFD 106) from the collection made the basic box and lid, it measures 4 x 6".
I then chose one of the other papers (Ziggity Paper KFD 112), cut it to 5 3/4 by 3 3/4",distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo distress ink. I swiped some gesso over the middle section I then added some more pattern and texture back to the paper by using two of the stamps from the "Happy Days Stamps (KFD 143)in Archival Coffee. I then glued some dark red ribbon from my stash along the bottom.

Next I used one of my Spellbinder dies to cut the snow flake shape out of the same paper, inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink and glued it onto the ribbon. Using one of the stamps from the "Everyday Fun Stamps"(KFD 139) I stamped in Dovecraft Perimium white ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I punched a circle around it and glued it to the center of the snowflake.
Finally I embellished with some roses from my stash, a bradfrom the embellishment set KFD 117 and some buttons from the KFD 113 set.
The little tag was punched from the Ziggety paper, and stamped with other stamps from the sets.

All of these very versatile papers, stamps and embellishments are of course available from Snazzy's and as you can see can easily be adapted for Christmas projects

Thursday, 15 December 2011

DT *Extra* Project by Paula

Excuse this 2nd post but wanted to show this item before I bid you all farewell - I was sent this lantern kit in Novembers DT Kit and Ive now managed to complete it....phew!

So, here it is....

DT Project #4 by Paula Featuring My Minds Eye....

Card Seven
The MME 'Everyday Fun' papers used are; 'Ziggity', 'Good Measure' and 'Celebration'.
Used buttons and chipboard shapes from the embellishment pack and the wording is from the 'Happy Days' stamp set.

Card Eight
Used the following MME 'Everyday Fun' papers; 'Ziggity', 'Good Measure', 'Picnic' and 'Party'.
Also used the 'Everyday Fun' chipboard button embellishments and Tim Holtz tissue tape.

And finally - I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very 'Merry Christmas' and a healthy and happy 2012 x

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

DT Project #3 by Paula Featuring My Minds Eye

Card Five
Ive used the following papers from the MME 'Everyday Fun' Collection; 'Admit One' (both sides) and 'Good Measure' (both sides). I've also used a brad embellishment, a chipboard shape and buttons from the 'Everyday Fun' Collection.

Card Six
The words 'Celebrate' and 'Fun' are stamps from the 'Everyday Fun' stamp set, the word 'wonderful' is an embellishment from the 'Decorative Brad' set, buttons, the ruler is cut from the paper called 'Good Measure' and the other paper is called 'Ziggity'.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

DT Project #2 by Paula Featuring My Minds Eye

Card Three
This is a very quick and simple xmas card idea, using the dotty stamp from the 'Everyday Fun' stamp set and the star strip from the 'Happy Days' stamp set.

Card Four
I've used stamps from the 'Everyday Fun' and 'Happy Days' stamp sets and the button and chipboard shape is from the 'Everyday Fun' collection too.

Monday, 12 December 2011

DT Project By Paula Featuring My Minds Eye

We had a fab kit of My Minds Eye papers, stamps and embellishments.....the collection is called "Kraft Funday/ Everyday Fun" -Ive made 8 cards that I'll be showing over the next few days.

I just want to take this opportunity to say a big 'Thank You' to Val and Don for asking me to be a part of their Design Team - Ive had a terrific time but due to personal circumstances I've had to step down....also a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment on my projects, it's been very much appreciated.

So, on with the cards....

Card One
I've used the MME paper called 'Ziggity', the dots are a stamp from the 'Everyday Fun' stamp set, the wording is a stamp from the 'Happy Days' stamp set and finally, the brad is from the decorative brad set but Ive coloured the zigzag edged circle it came with, with white paint...also Ive edged the paper with white paint too.

Card Two
Ive used the dotty stamp again but with Versafine 'Smokey Grey' ink, as well as using the words 'Celebrate' and 'Today' which also come from the 'Everyday Fun' stamp set, plus Ive used 3 brads from the 'Decorative Brad' set.

Friday, 9 December 2011

DT Project By Lesley Featuring My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday products

Good morning Everyone,

Well, this is probably my last post for 2011 on the Snazzy DT blog and this month the selection we were sent to work with were fabulous products from My Minds Eye Kraft Funday Collection . This includes a wonderful selection of double sided Kraft papers with matching brads, buttons and clear stamps and today I have two cards to show you.

The first, as you can see is an easel card. I cut the main image from one of the 12" x 12" papers using a Nestability die and enhanced the figures by colouring a little with Inktense Pencils and then matted first onto a red corrugated card and then an ivory card both cut with scalloped Nestabilities.

The scallop edged strips were punched from another of the Kraft papers and edged with black Versafine ink. The banner, words and stars are images from the clear stamps and I used Versafine to stamp with before cutting them out.

I attached the main image and the strips with double sided tape and the stars with 3d foam pads.

For this second card I cut a 6" x 6" square from one of the plain Kraft papers to cover the front of a card base. I cut an aperture from the front of the card of approx 3.25" square using a Nestability die and then stamped with the stars and spots using Archival Coffee before dry brushing with a little Viva Inca Gold metallic paint. I tied some paper cord through three of the chipboard 'banner' buttons and attached them to the card at the top left corner and three buttons to the bottom right.
I cut a 9" x 3" strip from another of the paper designs and made a 3" square concertina. Using the Coffee Archival I stamped some of the clear stamps and some quotes from a Tim Holtz set. I covered the inside back of my card with blue pearlescent card and adhered the concertina to this so that it was centred in the aperture. I mounted the 'star' brad onto a scalloped circle die cut from the blue pearlescent card and placed this and the two die cut flourishes onto the front of the fold out concertina.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a very happy and peaceful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year. See you all in 2012!

Lesley Xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

DT Project 2 Featuring My Minds Eye ....

Hello everyone, I'm back with my 2nd DT project featuring these wonderful goodies from My Minds Eye.

I started out by making a simple Birthday Card. Cover white cardstock with a sheet of Coredinations in black, then simply cut and layer co-ordinating papers of your choice. I used "Admit One" and "Picnic" to create the rosettes. The "Happy Birthday" quote is from Funstamps UK. The embellishments are from the Kraft Fun - "Everyday Fun" Decorative Brads set & "Everyday Fun" Button pack. The kisses stamp is from the "Everyday Fun" Stamps set.

I then covered the front of a size #5 Manilla Tag with more of the "Admit One" paper, distressing the edges with Distress Inks (Walnut Stain). Using various Ideaology pieces, Swivel Clasp, Jump Rings, Philosophy Tag, Baubles to create a Handbag Charm as the birthday gift. The locket is from my own stash, which has decorative brads adhered on the inside and the outside (adhered using Glossy Accents) from the "Everyday Fun" set.

The reverse of the size #5 tag has been stamped with Archival Inks (Jet Black, Coffee & Manganese Blue) using stamps from the "Happy Days" set & "Everyday Fun" set.

Well that's all from me today, I do hope you liked the projects. I will be back at the weekend with another project using this kit. TFL x

(Edited to say that my next project will be on the 19th Dec and not this weekend)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Design Team Project Featuring My Minds Eye ....

Good morning everyone Gillian here with the first DT project for December featuring My Minds Eye.

I have to say I have had so much fun with this kit. This months kit features the Kraft Funday Collection. "Everyday Fun Stamps" (KFD139), "Happy Day Stamps" (KFD143), "Everyday Fun Decorative Brads" (KFD117) & 12 x12 Kraft Funday Papers which are all available from Snazzys.

I started out by covering a small wooden shadow box with Antique Linen Distress Stains. I then used Distress Inks in Tea Dye to age the outside edges and the inside of the box. I stamped the Dot Stamp in Stazon Timber Brown down one side of the box. I then cut a piece of the 12x12 paper (Ziggity Paper) to fit the inside of the box which was edged with Distress Inks (Walnut Stain). I then cut a frame from one of the 12x12 papers (Front Page News), stamped the lower half with the dot stamp from the Everyday Fun Collection. The picture is from Tim Holtz's Lost & Found Paper Pad. I used 3d Foam Pads to mount the picture to the inside of the frame. I then added the arrow decorative brad.

Using the Everyday Fun decorative Brads set I added the Pin Wheels to either bottom corners, these brads are self adhesive. I attached the banner along the top using 3d Foam Pads to add some more dimension and some of the faux buttons down the left side.

Well that's it for today but I have more projects to show later in the week. TFL x