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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Guitars and Magical Unicorns from Dress My Craft

Magical Unicorns
Hi crafters...hope you like this  cheerful , fun and magical card  which will be perfect for a child or teenager! It is called a Star Effects card and is dimensional but can be taken apart for mailing and is sure to be a hit !!
Dress My Craft Magical Unicorns
The Magical Unicorns paper collection is such a magical one and has such gorgeous images of the  most adorable ponies, beautiful unicorns , castles and whimsical clouds and rainbows! To make this style of card you actually need just a single 6 x 6 inch sheet of paper to make the  2 components of the  card but if you use 2 papers you can mix and match the  elements!
Dress My Craft  Floral Guitar
I used the  Floral Guitar die from Dress My Craft. I love musical themed elements as they are so versatile...perfect to add to scrapbooks, card and literally anything handmade !
Floral Guitars
The Floral Guitar die set consists of 2 dies...a lovely background die and a delicate die you can layer on top or use as it is.
You can ink or cut the  background die from a solid color paper to create beautiful layered guitars!
I literally went to town with the  die cutting on this one.
I had injured my hand some weeks back but my latest purchase from Crafters Corner...the  Gemini was invaluable in die cutting all the  beautiful guitars for these cards.
Magical Unicorns
 I hope you liked the  Magical Star Effects Card. I made this for my daughter who is having her final exams and she has been working really hard for it!!
Sharing one more card to show you how you can use the  floral guitars in a more subtle way but in the same  style
Floral Guitars
 I actually made this card for my husband as like most men he loves music and the  Floral Guitar was perfect as he is an avid gardener too and loves flowers!
Floral Guitars
Here are the  list of Supplies :from Crafters Corner Dies :  Dress My Craft Floral Guitar
Spellbinders Sing It Loud 1,Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday
PapersDress My Craft Magical Unicorns 12 x 12 , 6 x 6 , and die-cuts ,
Die Cutting Machine : Crafters Companion Gemini
Adhesive : Red Tacky Tape, Dress My Craft Ultimate Craft Glue
Inks : Distress Inks
Misc : Dress My Craft Teflon Bone Folders

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Dress My Craft Rice papers and Cadence

Helloo there...

 THURSDAY tutorial after a small break!
Today I am altering an unused journal/diary using the lovely rice papers from Dress My Craft. I have used the Vintage Princes collection, absolutely stunning.



Along with these I have used lots of products from cadence!

The highlight of this project is the use of Cadence Antique gesso as base coat, then creating a resist layer using wax and then giving a coat of chalk paint on top and finally distressing it!
See all of it here in the video!


The final outcome of the journal is this...


Not only that, I have altered few more books to create a vintage stack of books home decor project!
How does this look...


Here are the list of products from the store..

Dress My craft Rice papers (vintage Princes)
Cadence Decoupage glue
Vintage legend Antique gesso (Bordeaux)
Very chalky paints, Cadence
Dora metallic paints, Cadence
Dora Finger wax (gold), Cadence
Stencils from cadence


Thanks for stopping by.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers,
Rupa





Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Dress My Craft Teflon Bone Folders


Hi friends...I love doing product and tool reviews as I love to thoroughly explore the various ways you can use a particular tool, ponder about the pros and cons and share tips and tricks about  the new product.
In today's post I will be sharing reviews, tips and the various ways you can use Teflon Bone folders...specifically from Dress My Craft . I hope it will be useful to my crafty friends .
The DMC Tefon Bone folders were launched a couple of months back and I actually got them last year but wanted to get to know them intimately by using them day in and day out so that I can give a proper unbiased opinion in the review.
What is a Bone Folder?
Ok...most of you do know what a bone folder is but for the newbie crafter...it is an awesome tool which helps you to score  papers to achieve crisp folds and is an invaluable tool in card making, box making and scrap-booking.
Plastic Versus Teflon Bone Folders
A bone folder is such an essential tool for a paper crafter. Most of you must have got your first bone folder along with your scoreboard. And perhaps you have been content with it never seeing the need to invest in something better or perhaps not even knowing there were better options out there!
Over the years I have acquired a collection of 4 plastic bone folders  and here are some of the problems
The scoring tip of the plastic bone folders became blunt over time
One particular plastic bone folder had such a sharply pointed tip that it tore paper if one was not careful
Shape of most of them was not very conducive to effective and easy burnishing
The last plastic one I bought was made of such a brittle type material that after just a few months it became brittle and started chipping off !
Special advantages of Teflon Bone folders
  • They are smooth and will literally slide over paper
  • Does not scratch and leave marks over paper
  • They are heat resistant to a high degree
  • They are heavy and sturdy and hence feels good to use
  • Depending on the design there is a certain amount of flexibility with the teflon folders. This is especially advantageous in some situations eg in the Angle folder while spreading glue
  • Very durable
  • Nonstick to a huge extent and that means it is super easy to clean
  • If glue gets on it and dries up...you can literally peel the glue off!
  • Available in various designs each with its own special feature

And here is a video demonstration showing the feature of 3 types of the Dress My Craft Teflon Bone folders and the versatile uses of these special tools

The Choice...Which Teflon Bone Folder to Buy?
Shalini has launched a beautiful range of the Teflon bone folders and each one is made of high quality Teflon and differ in the design and size  in order to cater to the different needs of a crafter.

After using the 3 Dress My Craft Bone folders shown in the picture I got here is my input

  • The Teflon Bone Folder 3 is my go to without thinking too much as it is super handy for both scoring, burnishing and getting into every nook and cranny when you are making boxes, albums ,3 D projects etc. If you are on a budget I would highly recommend this as your first Tefon folder
  • The Ergo is the one I really love and it is so easy on your hand and it is perfect for burnishing a large surface as its flat surface literally glides on paper. The rounded edges are especially useful in box making. And the large flat surface is so useful  as you can see in the video where I used it to fold up paper, fold over papers etc
  • The Angle folder - is so flexible and I am keeping mine exclusively to use for gluing and decoupaging . If you are like me and dislike getting your fingers dirty with glue and dislike using brushes for gluing/ decoupage as you hate the washing up part....this is a god sent tool....you will just love it! Because this tool is made of Teflon and is so smooth  glue does not stick to it unlike regular plastic  and you can easily wipe it off after use and in case you forget or are too lazy...the best and fun part is you can peel off the glue as you saw me do in the video!

I am actually tempted to  buy all the designs as I think each one has its own cool advantage and special use!!
I hope you find my demo and review useful
International buyers can buy the Teflon Bone folders from Dress My Craft
Crafters from India can buy them from Crafters Corner  :Dress My Craft Bone Folders

Friday, 1 February 2019

Dress My Craft Flower Sentiment Dies


Hi friends... .. Dr Sonia here and so happy to share a project I designed specially to showcase the gorgeous Dress My Craft Flower Sentiment dies.

 These  flower sentiment dies are so unique and beautifully designed.They are so delicate and pretty and would look good on cards on your table, in scrapbooks and simply fabulous as bookmarks!

To make these self standing Pop Up Cards  you can die cut the flower sentiment dies in white card stock and color them using your favorite coloring media to enhance the detailing. I just used Distress Inks  .

The lovely papers you can see are from the Dress My Craft Magical Unicorns 6 x 6 paper pack. You just need a small 5 x 3 inch piece of pattern paper to make this Pop Up Card .

The design I used from Magical Unicorns was so pretty I just used a few pearls to embellish the card!

These Pop Up Cards can be made with very little supplies.
Materials Used
  • Cardstock-3 x 10 inch
  • Pattern paper - Dress My Craft Magical Unicorns : Only a 5 x 3 inch strip is required: Cut this into two 1 x 3 inch strips and one 3 x 3 inch square

  • Acetate Sheet- 2 x 6 inches- trim on the 2 inch side slightly
  • Adhesive- Red Tacky Tape and Liquid Adhesive like glossy accents to help stick the die cuts to the acetate without a creating a mess!!
  • Dies : Dress My Craft Flower Sentiment Dies
  • Scoring Board
  • Bone Folders- from Dress My Craft 
  • Coloring Media: Distress Inks 
  • Glitter : Sparkling Dust

I love how the sentiment acts as the stem of the pretty flower design!
These mini cards would look cool as party props on the table...what do you say!!!

The flower die cuts have beautiful detailing on them but you can enhance the beauty with a sprinkling of Dress My Craft Sparkling dust to add a subtle shimmer to the flowers!
Video Tutorial 
Here is a quick  video Tutorial on the Dress My Craft channel to show you how to make these pretty and cute Pop Up Cards

The "Love" Flower sentiment die is more intricately designed than the other two and is sooo beautiful !

I hope you liked this card idea!

List of products used : International buyers can buy from Dress My Craft 
Crafters from India can buy the supplies from Crafters Corner  

Dress My Craft Bone Folders- Bone folder 3 , Ergo