Hey friends! Natalie here with another volume of Freshen Up. Dust off your supplies that aren't gracing your scrapbook pages and let's make something! Today we are using foil in our scrapping. We will discuss ways to use foil with and without a Minc machine or laminator.
The most crisp and clear images will come from pre-printed foiling papers or papers you print with your own laser-printed image. These designs are so simple to run through your Minc machine and create custom foiled images.
There are full toner sheets as well which are perfect for foiling your favorite dies.
I tried both ways - die cutting the toner sheet then foiling, and foiling the toner sheet and die-cutting, and they both worked beautifully.
You can use foil without a Minc machine as well! Foil will adhere to any glue strips, so adding stripes of foil to your pages or embellishments is easy!
You can also use a glue pen to add foil to many papers or embellishments. You achieve a distressed, fun look with this technique.
You can add shine to your alcohol ink designs in the areas where the ink pools and leaves a sticky cell. Just cover with foil and run through your Minc or laminator to make your alcohol ink design sparkle.
Lastly, I used the new Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Stamping Kit to use my own stamps to foil!
I mostly stamped the new Nordic Star stamp from Catherine Pooler. Since the ink pad is a one time use item, I suggest having many stamps and papers ready to go and making a large batch of stamped images. They must dry before going through the Minc; therefore, you could easily store them to foil later!
You can find a tutorial and process video on my YouTube channel!
I love adding sparkle to all of my scrapbooking pages, but foiling is an especially fun way to get in the holiday spirit! I used the Nordic Stars to create a festive Christmas layout about my boys.
I stamped the Nordic Stars with regular stamping ink to accompany the foiled Minc stars and created a wreath design.
I also added a couple of Cricut die-cut T-rexes for a little extra punny.
Holly Jolly Tree Rexes is my title - spelled out in Thickers.
I love how the foil shows up on different colored cardstock - so pretty!
I hope you're inspired to foil! I can't wait to see what you make!!
ACOT Design Team
Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Today, we are preparing for holiday crafting with DIY embellishments perfect for journaling cards in your December Album, Christmas cards, or just holiday scrapping! These embellishments are all from Pinkfresh Studio’s Oh What Fun collection. These are great for personalizing your holiday crafts and projects!
For these fun and easy add-ons, I used a mixture of labels, tags, banners, and fussy cut pieces of frames as bases and then just added a little (or a LOT) of die cuts, stickers, and icons from the patterned paper. Layering these pieces together with a sentiment makes for a quick and easy embelllishment!
A couple of tips that may help you with making these quickly are to keep the embellishing to one side of the base, use a pen to outline the sentiment if you think it’s getting lost, and layer like shapes together for a clustered look.
Here are a few examples of how I used my DIY embellishments to add some flair and flavor to the very basic 3x4 journaling cards that came with this Pinkfresh Studio Oh What Fun collection! Love how these simple embellishments add a bit of WOW to these cards without a ton of effort. They could easily be added as a cluster on the bottom or corner of a photo, fun add-ons to a gift tag or card too!
I hope these DIY Embellishments inspire you to look at your own supplies a bit differently and try personalizing your cards, tags, labels, etc. as well. To see this project come together, check out the process video below!
- Laura Alberts, ACOT Design Team
Hello Everyone! So happy to be joining you today on the blog! I have lots of projects to share with you so let's jump right in!
For October I played with the Cozy Day collection from Simple Stories. I had never played with one of their Collector's Essential kits and decided to try one and see what I thought. A Collector's Essential kit has a nice sampling of products but not everything in the collection. I found it to be a lovely way to get a collection without ending up with too much product! I will definitely try this option again.
In total this month I created 2 cards, 3 layouts, and 2 TN spreads. One of the TN spreads is part of our November blog hop and one more layout will be up on my channel before the end of the month. And I still have plenty of supplies left for a few more projects!
Cozy Day - I created this layout for the Oct. blog hop! You can find the blog post here - it includes a tutorial on making those super cute pumpkins too!
Fall - process video:
Mug Shaker Cards - One of the things I picked up in the shop this month was the Stitched Mug dies from Lawn Fawn. They make the cutest shaker mugs for scrapbooking or cardmaking. I used them for cards in this project but I have a layout or two planned and sketched out using them too!
Gather Together - process video:
TN Insert - Hello Fall process video:
Products Used -
Have A Lovely Day!
ACOT Design Team
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