Friday, February 16, 2024

Scrapbook Centrale Creative Team Project 2024-Feb-16

 Hey there,

Welcome back to my blog.  Today I share a set of ATCs on Creations Scrapbook Centrale FB group.  These will be exchanged with my Scrapbook Centrale craft buddies, they sure do mean 'so mochi' to me.

These are perfect for our February's challenge theme:  Valentine/Friendship, and the color Red/Pink.

I just love the word play from this cute Lawn Fawn stamp set.  For those who are not familiar with Mochi, here's a couple of short descriptions (from Wikipedia).  Both the Chinese and the Japanese make them.

"Lo mai chi (Chinese: 糯米糍), known in Mandarin as nuomici, is a type of Chinese pastry. It is one of the most standard pastries in Hong Kong. It can also be found in most Chinatown bakery shops overseas. It is also referred to as glutinous rice dumpling. Today there are many different modern variations such as green tea flavor, mango flavor, etc.
The glutinous rice ball can be dusted with dried coconut on the outside. The outer layer is made of a rice flour dough and the inside is typically filled with a sweet filling. The most common fillings are sugar with coconut and crumbled peanuts, red bean paste, and black sesame seed paste."

"Mochi, is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The steamed rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan, it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki."


Here's the craft supplies I used to create these ATCs:

The background pattern paper is from the Lawn Fawn "What's Sewing On" paper collection pack.

Thanks for visiting.  Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Scrapbook Centrale Creative Team Project 2024-Feb-06


I am sharing my February's planner page on Creations Scrapbook Centrale FB group today.

Our February challenge theme is: Valentine/Friendship and/or the color Red/Pink.  I used a sheet of ECD's Bellerose Pink pattern paper pack for the background.  I adhered the calendar and note elements, then I embellished with some hand cut flowers (from Mintay paper) and floral heart die cut (Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp & Cut).  The heart die cut was cut with Sizzix Iridescent Opulent Cardstock.  I love how the color changes when you hold it at different angle towards the light.

Here's photos of the supplies I used from my planner page:

I used the negative piece from the panel I die cut the floral heart and created a second project.  Don't you love it when you could die cut once and make two cards?!

I made a shaker card out of it.  The birds, birdhouse, and flowers are hand cut from the same Mintay pattern paper.  And since one of my New Year craft resolutions is make matching envelope for my cards, I die cut the floral heart using red shade vellum and adhere it to the envelope flap.

There you have it.  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, February 5, 2024

Non-Traditional Valentine Card on Die Cut Divas Take Two

 Hello there,

I am sharing another Non-Traditional Valentine Card on Die Cut Divas today.  Once again, I stayed away from the red and pink palette, and went with green and white with a bit of gold.

I partial die cut using the Hero Arts Puzzle Fancy Die to get two puzzle pieces for my focal elements.  I did this three times and stacked the pieces together so that they're as thick as chipboard.  

The sentiment is white heat embossed.  The pattern paper panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die and mounted on a gold foiled panel, and then it's adhered to a white card base.  I hope I've inspired you to play along.  

Our sponsor this month is Hero Arts, they're giving a $25 gift card to their store.  

Supplies used from my card:

Hero Arts Love by Lia Clear Stamp Set
Die-namics Stitched Rec STAX die
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Non-Traditional Valentine Card on Die Cut Divas


It's time for a new challenge on Die Cut Divas Challenge Blog.  February's challenge theme is:  Non-traditional Valentine Card.   

Hero Arts is our sponsor, they are generously giving out a $25 gift card to their store as the challenge prize.

I refrain from using the color red and pink, and any heart icon on my card.  Let's take a look:

And I've stamped a matching envelope as well.

I hope I've inspired you to come play along.  Click the "Monthly Challenge" button on the right side bar on the Die Cut Divas Challenge Blog page to get the details.  Remember to use you die cut machine during your process whether you're die cutting or dry embossing or both in order to qualify.

Supplies used for my card:

Hero Arts Gal Pal Brunch Clear Stamp Set
Hero Arts Gal Pal Brunch Frame Cut
Copic Markers
Touch Markers
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Clear Embossing Ink
Ranger Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Mustard Seed)

Thanks for coming over to see me here, happy crafting!!


Saturday, January 27, 2024

Creations Scrapbook Centrale Creative Team Project 2024-Jan-27


Today I am sharing a Christmas card featuring an older stamp set that I have not pay enough attention to.  What prompted me to take it out from deep under the treasure pile, you ask?  

Well, the January challenge theme on Creations Scrapbook Centrale fb group is: make something old new again, along with the color blue, and New Year.

Let's see my card, then I'll explain.

This 2019 Hero Arts Color Layering Nordic Tree has been waiting to be inked up again, what time is better than the present to make something old new again?  I also used a Hero Arts ombre ink pad that I've neglected for a long time.  

On a white card stock panel, I stamp the base layer of the tree with the ombre ink, then gold heat embossed the detail layers and the poinsettia on top of the trees.  Next I slightly ink blended the background, then stamped the sentiment in black.  I adhered the panel to a dark navy blue panel and then onto a white card base.  I didn't use any foam adhesive, so it is perfect for snail mailing with basic postage.

One of my crafty New Year resolutions is to make matching envelope.  So I stamped the base layer with distress ink, and stamped the detail layer with gold metallic pigment ink on the flap of the envelope.

I am linking up to these challenges:

Supplies used are shown in photographs below:

Thanks for visiting.  Happy crafting!