Altered Clipboard Tutorial

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Hello Friends!  Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I have a great altered clipboard tutorial to share with you today, loaded with step by step pictures.  It’s a long post, and photo heavy, so go grab a snack and a beverage and we’ll get things started!

I was rummaging around in the Closet of Shame, looking for inspiration, when I ran across one of our youngest son’s old clipboards from our home schooling days.  Oh, the memories!  It only took a second for me to decide that I wanted to transform this gnarly old thing into a sort of a picture frame.  Here’s what I came up with:

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The handsome hunk in the photo is Dale, my darling husband of (almost) 39 years. And the sentiment fits him to a “T.”  He is the most fun loving, amazing guy in the world.  He is strong…both physically and spiritually, courageous (hey…he raised 5 kids and started his own business from scratch, not once, but TWICE!) and he inspires me every single day.  This was a really personal, fun project for me to create.  And, since you just might have an old clipboard laying around your house, I thought I’d do a photo step-out for you so that you will know how to proceed. You’ll also find a complete supply list and written tutorial below.

Clipboard tute 01This is how the clipboard looked at the beginning of this venture.  I almost couldn’t bring myself to cover up my son’s childish handwriting on this…it really tugged at my heartstrings.  But  I know he would approve of the plan, and I’ve kind of preserved it forever in this photo.  I began by priming the sides and the top 1/3 of the clipboard with a light layer of Gesso.  Then, you have to let it dry.

Clipboard tute 02Next, I sponged the gesso with Viva Decor Copper Stamp Paint.  You don’t have to cover every square inch…just a nice light coat.  When the stamp paint is dry, spritz the entire area thoroughly with some sort of turquoise mist.  You can make your own, or use Tattered Angels Aquamarine Glimmer mist, as I did here.  Dry this with a heat gun, and don’t worry about the mist pooling and puddling…that’s exactly what you want to have happen here.

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Take a bit of sponge, and your copper stamp paint and dab it all over the metal clip, and over the area you just misted.  This creates a great rusty patina on the surfaces.  It’s best to use a light layer, and go back a second or third time if necessary. Then spritz it with the Glimmer Mist again, and heat dry it.  Look how cool it looks when this step is done.

All Geared Up Altered Clipboard 07 Trace around the back side of the clipboard onto your chosen paper. Trim out, and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then glue down onto the back of your clipboard. Use a bone folder or an old credit card to smooth the paper down from the center toward the edges to remove all the air bubbles. Seal the back of the clipboard with Studio Matte Multi Medium and set aside to dry. Once it has dried, Tap all around the edges with Copper Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paint. This will dry in just a few minutes.

Clipboard tute 04Next, position the paper you’ve chosen for the front of the clipboard where you want it to be and underneath the clip as close to flush as possible. You don’t have to worry too much about this as you have painted the top third of your clipboard. Trace around the clipboard and then trim the paper to fit.  I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere my paper to the clipboard, then I added more Copper Stamp paint around the edges.  Ink the edges and glue down the same way you did on the back side.

Clipboard tute 06 Tear a piece to run along the base of the clipboard if desired.

Clipboard tute 05And add a piece to the top of the clipboard if desired.

Clipboard tute 07 When everything has dried, run the Scor tape from the sides of the metal clip all the way around the back of the clipboard and around to the opposite side of the clip. Cut a piece of Natural Jute Ribbon that is equal to the length of the Scor tape. Pull out some of the strands to fray the top and bottom edge. Set these aside to use for a ribbon on the top of the metal clip. Remove the liner from the Scor-tape and press the jute ribbon into place. Use a glue gun to glue two pieces of the burlap ric rack on either side of the clip as shown.  Now you are ready to decorate your clipboard in whatever way you choose.

All Geared Up Altered Clipboard 02I die cut LOADS of the fun gears from metallic cardstock, glitter cardstock and plain cardstock.  The chains were cut from copper metallic card, then linked together.  I stamped the sentiment on baked brown sugar cardstock, heat embossed it, rounded the corners and then added a little color.  The license plate was stamped onto a scrap of water color paper and then heat embossed.

All Geared Up Altered Clipboard 03I used my glue gun to add the embellishment onto the top of the metal clip, and used the reserved strands of burlap to make the bow.  Even though this  altered clip board has loads of gear flowers, it still has a great masculine feel thanks to all the inking and metal bits.

All Geared Up Altered Clipboard 04I also stamped the wonderful Nuts and Bolts Flower multiple times and layered the inked images to create great dimension.  I saved bits from the centers of the die cut copper paper and glued them onto the background.

All Geared Up Altered Clipboard 06I also coiled up jewelry wire around a small screwdriver to create these fun “springs” that I tucked into the layout.  Aren’t they fun?

This is one of the most FUN altered projects I’ve done in a quite some time.  I hope you enjoyed it and were inspired to create your own altered clip board. If you have any questions about any of the steps or techniques involved, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.  I’m always happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products carried by HC:
Paper: HCDP1 248 All Geared Up Paper Collection
Dies: HCD 754 All Geared Up, HCD 751 Cut Mat Create set 2A, HCD 752 Cut Mat Create Set 2B, HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
Stamps: HCPC 3632 Plates and Gears PreCut Set, HCPC 3633 Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set
Other: 452255 Grand Calibur, 119390436 Copper Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paint, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, ASTM D4236 3D Crystal Lacquer
Other Products: PAPER: Tan, Brown, Teal, White Cardstocks, Aqua Glitter cardstock, Rust Foil cardstock; INK: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Broken China Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquamarine Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; COLORING MEDIUM: Spectrum Noir Pens (BGR 1, BT4, GB 4, GB 11)TRIM: Natural Jute Ribbon, Jute Ric Rack Embellishments: Assorted Screw head brads, gold jewelry wire, small paintbrush handle; Gesso; Tools: Corner Rounding tool, Heat Gun, Glue Sticks, Studio Multi Matte Medium, bone folder or old credit card. 1/2″ wide Scor-Tape or other strong double sided adhesive.
Directions: Prime the sides and the top 1/3 of the clip board with Gesso. Let dry. Sponge with Viva Décor 3D Copper Stamp Paint. Let dry. Spritz with Tattered Angels Aquamarine Glimmer Mist and blow dry with a heat gun. Trace around the back side of the clipboard onto your chosen paper. Trim out, and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then glue down onto the back of your clipboard. Use a bone folder or an old credit card to smooth the paper down from the center toward the edges to remove all the air bubbles. Seal the back of the clipboard with Studio Matte Multi Medium and set aside to dry. Once it has dried, Tap all around the edges with Copper Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paint. This will dry in just a few minutes.
Now, tap the entire metal clip assembly with the Copper 3D stamp paint. Let it dry. Stamp again if you need heavier coverage. Then spritz with the TA Mist and heat dry.
Next, position the paper you’ve chosen for the front of the clipboard where you want it to be and underneath the clip as close to flush as possible. You don’t have to worry too much about this as you have painted the top third of your clipboard. Trace around the clipboard and then trim the paper to fit. Ink the edges and glue down the same way you did on the back side. Tear a piece to run along the base of the clipboard if desired, and add a piece to the top of the clipboard if desired. When everything has dried, run the Scor tape from the sides of the metal clip all the way around the back of the clipboard and around to the opposite side of the clip. Cut a piece of natural jute ribbon that is equal to the length of the Scor tape. Pull out some of the strands to fray the top and bottom edge. Set these aside to use for a ribbon on the top of the metal clip. Remove the liner from the Scor-tape and press the jute ribbon into place. Use a glue gun to glue two pieces of the burlap ric rack on either side of the clip as shown.
Stamp the sentiment from Nuts and Bolts onto tan cardstock using black ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Trim out and round the corners with a corner rounding tool, ink the edges and mat with Teal Cardstock.
Stamp the mechanical flower onto white cardstock three times. Color with Spectrum Noir markers. Cut the first stamp out in its entirety. On the second stamp, cut out the screw and the petals of the flower and shape with the molding mat and tools. Use foam dots to attach the screw to the first stamped image, then glue the bottom edge of the shaped petals behind the screw head, staggering the leaves a little to add dimension. On the third stamp, cut out just the petals and shape and glue on top of the second set of petals, staggering a little to add dimension. Coat the top layer with Crystal Lacquer and set aside to dry.
Print out your photo and use the 2B dies to crop it to size. Use the 2A dies to cut a mat from teal cardstock. Use a larger 2A die to cut a long mat from the tan cardstock. Use foam dots to attach the photo to the tan mat so that the tan mat is at an angle. Glue down as shown. Glue the prepared sentiment as shown. Stamp the U Inspire Me sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out with the license plate die. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo and the center with Broken China. Use foam dots to place below the photo, as shown. Use the tab die from Luggage and Tags to cut out Courage and Strength from the cut apart page of the collection.
To make the metal springs, wrap the jewelry wire around the paintbrush handle and push down to coil tightly. Remove from the paintbrush and shape. Set aside.
Die cut several sets of the gears and leaves from all the various cardstock. Die cut the chains from rust foil cardstock. Layer all the gears, stamps, springs and chains as shown. Tie the jute string through the loop in the top of the metal clip.

 

Crafty Secrets Kitchen Memories

CS Kitchen Memories02Crafty Secrets Kitchen Memories New Digital Kit

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in real quick today to share a card that I just made with the new Crafty Secrets Kitchen Memories Digital kit.  If you love vintage kitchen images and ephemera, you are going to want to get this kit!  Sandy will be loading it into the Crafty Secrets online store any day now, so you’ll want to keep your eyes open.

CS Kitchen MemoriesThis 5″ x 7″ side fold card uses digital papers, stamps, images and ephemera from the kit.  I just love this lady who is taking a break from cooking to read a book.  When I was a young mom, I used to prop my books up on the window sill above my kitchen sink so I could read while I was doing dishes.  I had so little time to read that I grabbed the opportunity any way I could!  She reminds me of that!

CS Kitchen Memories02I colored the image and then fussy cut it, mounting it on on another sheet of vintage paper from the pack.  There is a huge selection of papers in this kit! The micro red gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon was the obvious choice for this card.

CS Kitchen Memories01I added UTEE to my sentiment heart, giving it the appearance of an epoxy embellishment.  And, I love the little cookbook.  I fussy cut it from the ephemera sheet, inked the edges and then folded in half along the crease line.  Then I rolled it over the edge of a pencil to round the pages and make it look dimensional.  I glued around the edges, and down the center crease line on the back, then kind of pushed the edges toward the center as I was gluing it down to make it look like  a real open book.  The doily you see here is also from the collection, and there are several more.  They look really dimensional, especially when you pierce the openings as I did here.  And wait til you see how I used the other half of this doily inside the card.

CS Kitchen Memories04I inked the edges, stamped it with a sentiment from Grand Greetings and then glued the sides down, forming a pocket for my tea bag.  Fun, right? And, if you are looking for a fabulous deal on more kitchen crafting goodies, be sure to check out the Cooking and Family Blowout Sale Pack!  Sandy has a limited number of these kits for purchase, as she is closing her US warehouse and going completely digital.  Here’s what you get in this phenomenal kit:

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I hope you like what you see in my  Crafty Secrets Kitchen Memories card sample.  I’m in love with the collection and can’t wait to play more with it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Upcycled Tag Mini Book

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Upcycled Tag Mini Book for 613 Avenue Create

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create! Challenge #95 is “Anything Goes” and the optional twist is “Bags, Tags, Boxes and More.”  Now, I love a good tag, and because of this, I can’t seem to bring myself to throw away the tags that come as part of the packaging for embellishments.  So many of them are made from a nice weight of chipboard and have a really pretty shape, too.  I had squirreled away a few of these in the Closet of Shame, and knew that I wanted to use them to make an upcycled tag mini book for this challenge. Here’s what I came up with:

613 Ave Create tag book 01These 3 Bo Bunny tags were slightly different in size, but they all had the same shape and a pretty scalloped bottom edge.  I sanded them lightly, painted the edges with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then used pretty vintage images from Crafty Secrets to decorate.  I stayed with a simple blue, white and silver color palette to unify the pages, and used papers from an old K and Company paper stack that I found in my stash.

613 Ave Create tag book 02This sweet little angel was treated with UTEE before she received  her sparkly wings.  I tucked in some velvet leaves and berries that  I tapped with white pigment ink to give them a frosty feel.  The icicles were die cut from vellum.  All the edges of the tag were embossed with Zing Silver Glitter Embossing powder.

613 Ave Create tag book 03My upcycled tag mini book opens from the bottom because the holes were already punched into the packaging I used.  Here, I’ve included the words to one of my favorite Christmas Carols typed out in a fancy font.  The shimmery ribbon is Stiched Sheer/Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  it ties the dreamiest bows!

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613 Ave Create tag book 06I’ve added rub-ons, metal brads that I’ve embossed with Bridal embossing tinsel, sequins and little bitty snowflakes. The silver metallic ribbon is from RRR as well.

613 Ave Create tag book 07I salvaged this dove from a Christmas tag…I knew it would come in handy some day!

613 Ave Create tag book 08613 Ave Create tag book 09The back cover is sort of upside down, but I love the way it looks resting on all those delicious ribbons!  The best thing about this upcycled mini book is that it doesn’t take very long to make.  Once you’ve picked your papers and images, it goes together really fast.  And it will make a sweet hostess gift during the holidays, don’t you think?

613 Ave Create tag book 10So the next time you purchase a package of brads or embellies, you might just want to tuck the packaging material away in your Closet of Shame so that you can make your own upcycled mini book!

There are prizes for this challenge:

Bugaboo Stamps

  is offering a prize of 7 digital stamps!

Beansie Doodle

is also offering a prize. You can get this info from the 613 Avenue Create blog.

I’m also entering this project into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas (use Snowflakes)

Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes)

Divas by Design (Christmas with flowers)

Nutcrafters Challenge #79  (winter weather)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you have any questions or comments on this project, I’d love to hear from you!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

A Vintage Christmas Card

rrr02A Vintage Christmas Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, fabulous ribbon lovers!  I’m popping in today to share a vintage Christmas card that has loads of layers, embellishments and gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course!

rrr01I paired My Mind’s Eye Vintage Christmas papers and embellies with Forest Green Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Snowflakes on Forest Green Grosgrain to create a festive holiday vibe on my 5″ x7″ side fold card.  These ribbons are both part of the October Ribbon Club Assortment.  (By the way….Bonnie is offering a special deal if you sign up for the Ribbon Club this month.  TWO ribbon club assortments for only $17.00.  You can find our more about it HERE.)

rrr03I tied my ribbons together using my Zutter Bow-it-All tool.  That tool makes it so easy to tie together two different ribbons into one fabby bow!  I don’t think I could have done this without using it.  I topped it with a little Christmas Baker’s Twine and some rusty jingle bells.  And yes, they really jingle!

rrr02This wooden button was begging for a little bit of ribbon in the center, so I answered it’s plea with this cute little square knot bow.  It made that button really stand out!

rrr04Lots of layers, lots of stitching a couple of cute paper clips, and this vintage Christmas card is ready for Santa’s sleigh.

rrr05The inside is finished simply with a stamped and embossed sentiment.

So, how about you? Have you started your Christmas cards yet, or do you wait until the last minute?  We are definitely in the countdown stage here with less than 10 weeks to go until the big event!  Better stock up on Christmas ribbon and get your craft on, friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Card

CS Pilgrim 03Crafty Secrets Vintage Thanksgiving Card

Hello, Friends!

Have I told you yet that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday?  Well, it is!  I marvel at the stories about the Pilgrims who bravely left their homes in England in search of freedom to worship, freedom to raise their families free from fear, and freedom to create a new life for themselves.  After that first “starving winter” they were ready to celebrate a time of plenty and set aside a special day of thanksgiving to do just that.  I love that we carry that tradition on in our homes today, and I always look forward to spending that day of gratitude  with our family.  This vintage Thanksgiving card uses papers and images from the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD  and the Seasonal Booklet.

CS Pilgrim 01I stamped some Posy Patch flowers onto paper that I printed from my computer and then die cut, shaped, spritzed and stacked them.  Lots of inking and copper embossing powder was added to the mix along with this wonderful Brown and Copper Ribbon and burlap string.  And yes, that is star anise atop the bow!  I was wandering around the spice section of a local store when I spotted a bag of this wonderfully fragrant spice and snatched it up to use as an embellishment on cards.  I tapped this one with a little Versamark and added a little copper embossing powder.  The card not only looks like Thanksgiving, it smells like it, too!

CS Pilgrim 03The swirled flourish is die cut from an old cereal box, embossed with a folder and then tapped with Versamark and heat embossed with more copper embossing powder.  I used a bunch of teal embossing powder on the die cut frame that the image rests on.

CS Pilgrim 03So, pie is a big deal at Thanksgiving in our house.  I started a bad tradition when Dale and I were newlyweds.  His favorite pie was pecan; my favorite pie was pumpkin.  So I made us each our favorite pie.  Then we had Peter….and Liz, then Kimberly, Andrew and Joel.  And Mom lived with us.  And then kids got married…and I had to make their spouses’ favorite pies so as not to show favoritism.  And they conspired together to ensure that no one chose the same “favorite pie” .  The result was that I have made as many as a dozen DIFFERENT pies at Thanksgiving.  I’ve started paring back (a little) as no one eats as much as they used to, and we really do try to limit our sugar intake.  But it’s Thanksgiving, right?  Let there be pie!

CS Pilgrim 04I wrote a little poem on the inside of the card, and layered on some of the same papers I used on the front.  I used my photo editing program to alter the colors of the papers so that they were the exact colors I wanted to use on my card.  It takes about 3 seconds to do this when I use the color changer tool in my PaintShop Pro.  I’m not very computer savvy, so the fact that I can make custom papers to match my projects really makes me happy.

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you have any questions or comments about the creation of this vintage Thanksgiving card, I’d love to hear from you. I try to personally respond to every comment that is left on my blog.  It means so much to me when I hear from you!

Until next time…

Cheerio,

kathy

 

All Geared Up Birthday Card

Flower Gears Birthday 02All Geared Up Birthday Card

Hello, Friends, and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  I have a fun All Geared Up birthday card to share with you today.

Flower Gears Birthday 01aThis card uses papers, stamps and dies from the fabulous All Geared Up Collection.  One of the things I love about Heartfelt Creations is the many thoughtful bits and pieces they include in their paper collections.  All these tags and tickets are part of the art work on the cut apart pages.  I just cut them out, layered them onto my card and added the whimsical mechanical flowers and this card was pretty much done.  I  simply added a few vintage buttons and a bow tied with Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon!  It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?

Flower Gears Birthday 02These gear flowers are loads of fun to create.  On this flower, I’ve tucked the “petals” from the white layer between the brown layered flowers to add great lift and dimension.  I also love using the cogs as doilies.  It’s a surprisingly feminine die when you cut it from white or soft pastel papers.

Flower Gears Birthday 03The inside was also a cinch to create.  I just stamped the greeting from Tarnished Gears onto one of the many pre-designed card fronts.  Sometimes, you just don’t have all day to make a card, and it’s lovely to have supplies that allow you to make a great looking card in a short period of time.

That’s it for me today, folks!  You’ll find a complete supply list and tutorial for making this card below.  Be sure to visit the HC BLOG where you’ll find loads of inspiration from the rest of the team.  This collection really unleashed my creativity, and I find myself using the word “FUN” over and over again when I talk about this collection! I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming weeks.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
PAPER: HCDP1 248 All Geared Up Paper Collection:  STAMPS: HCPC 3634 Tarnished Gears PreCut Set; Dies: HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die, HCD 754 All Geared Up Die; 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat; 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit; Grand Calibur
Other Product: Paper: Pool Party Cardstock, Bronze Metallic Paper, Pearlized White Paper; INK: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Adirondack Cloudy Blue Ink, Ranger Archival Coffee Ink; Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, aqua buttons; red line tape, hot glue gun.
Directions: Create a side fold 5″ x 7″ card base from Pool Party cardstock. Ink the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the teal flourish designer paper. Ink the edges. Use red line tape to run a 7 1/2″ piece of ribbon up the left hand side, tucking the ends onto the reverse. Glue onto card base. Die cut the tag, journal card, ticket, tab, 3 gear “doilies, and 2 sets of gear “flowers” from cardstock, as seen. Layer these elements onto the card, as shown. Create the bow and attach to the side ribbon using a hot glue gun. Stitch button centers and add to card as seen.
For the interior of the card: cut out the card front and stamp the birthday greeting in Cloudy Blue ink. Then stamp with coffee ink to create a shadow effect. Glue into card as shown.

Layered Thanksgiving Tag

Craft hoarders blog blinkieLayered Thanksgiving Tag for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #18

Hello, Friends!  There’s a new challenge up at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  This time, our Chief Hoarder in Charge has challenged us to Layer It!  In the spirit of the challenge, I have created a layered Thanksgiving Tag that uses metal, sprays and loads of layers.  Here are the details for the challenge:

One good way to use your hoard is to use a lot of it all at once! So let’s see those layers! We need to see at least THREE layers on your project. Ink, paint, embossing and mixed media products do count as layers.  Drag out all of that hoarded paper, or those embossing folders that are in the back of the drawer.  Use those stamps, dies and punches!  Show us the layers!

I lost count of how many layers there are on my Thanksgiving tag.  but I think there are about 10.  Take a peek:

CHACB Layer It 01The Closet of Shame contains an entire box of hoarded tags in all shapes, sizes and colors.  This is a Jumbo Manila tag that I embossed with my Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Die.  To do this, I placed the dies behind my tag, cutting edge up.  Then, I topped my tag with my embossing mat and ran it through my die cutting machine.  Instead of cutting the paper, the shape of the die was deeply embossed into the surface of the tag. Next, I layered on Bundled Twig, Tea Dye and a touch of Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  The surface was then flicked and spritzed with water, and again with some home made gold mist.

CHACB Layer It 02I painted my chipboard frame with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  When the paint had dried, I sponged on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, then sprinkled on some Antique Gold embossing powder and followed that with some Aged Copper embossing enamel. I also hoard embossing powders. (She hangs her head in shame.) But when you can create cool effects like I did on the surface of this frame, I feel much less guilty about it.  I needed a focal to fit in my frame, and found this cute Thanksgiving image in my Crafty Secrets Seasonal Booklet .  This has 2 or 3 layers of UTEE on it. When it cools, you bend it to create fine cracks all over the surface.   Voila! You have just transformed a plain paper image into an old photograph.

CHACB Layer It 03 I also hoard flowers, and I rummaged around in the Closet of Shame where I found a bunch of mismatched posies and leaves.  I sprayed them liberally with Perfect Pearls Copper Mist and layered them onto my tag with my hot glue gun.  And yes, I burned my fingers.  If anyone knows how to work with a hot glue gun without burning your fingertips, I’m all ears!

The luscious ribbons are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club assortment, but you can buy the Autumn Diamond Print Grosgrain and the Olive Burlap Blend ribbon individually, too. I added some beautiful metal embellishments from Bo Bunny’s Apple Cider collection that had been languishing in my drawer of fall embellies.  And, I backed the tag with some designer paper to cover up all the messy inky bits…so that’s another layer on top of all the others. I really dug into my hoard for this one!

Now comes the real fun!  Hop along to find fabulous projects from the rest of the design team, and be sure to leave them a little love along the way.

Amber ♥ Christy ♥ Debbie ♥ Donna ♥ Ginny ♥ Glenda ♥ Gloria (blog owner)
Jan Marie ♥ Karen ♥ PamWendi

Our sponsors for this challenge are Add a Little Dazzle

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and Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

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You can learn more about these wonderful companies by clicking on the links.  Add a Little Dazzle provided the design team with a sample pack of their gorgeous metal sheets, which I used in my “Nevermore” mixed media card for the last challenge.  Lindy’s Stamp Gang has provided the prize for this challenge:

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One talented participant will receive a $30 gift certificate to Lindy’s online store.  To join in the fun, just link up your NEW project to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous BLOG before midnight PT, Sunday, November 2nd.  I’ll be hopping by to take a look at your wonderful layered creation, and I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired by my Layered Thanksgiving tag.  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

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