Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Elements by Dianna's Crafts

Hi Everyone, Dianna here with my take on Gina's Designs Facebook Craft Group November Challenge by Deann Moffo McNulty.  The Challenge is to be inspired by a Pinterest Project and I found a Christmas element set that inspired me.  

I used elements from Gina's Stackable Element Set, pink and green owl Christmas paper and punches to create the above elements set.  The top circle is a 2 -1/4 inch punch and the two flags are from the Stackables set.  I simply traced the shape of Gina's Stackables onto the paper and fussy cut.  Gina's Stackables give the elements additional dimension. I used Christmas stamps that I had laying around from last year. All edges were distressed with vintage photo ink.

The tag was created by using a punch and fussy cutting the owl and presents. Gina's Mini Flourishes Bella was colored green with a Copic Marker.  I added Stickles, apple green and blue bling to all of the elements for some more pop. 

Below photo show all of the shapes that are included in Gina's Stackable Element Set. I only used 11 shapes from this set to create my elements, so there are a lot more elements to make.  

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Just a reminder that Gina's Designs will have a name change effective December 1, 2015 to 
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. 

Below is link item for my inspiration. 

Items Used
Gina's Designs
Stackable Element Set - Coming Soon

Friday, November 13, 2015

Marker Cabinet by Dianna's Crafts Blog

Hi Everyone, Dianna here with Gina's Designs Marker Cabinet and my second video.  I suggest doing a dry assembly prior to gluing and painting.  The first two pictures show all of my copic markers, some paint markers, sharpies and bella glitter pens. The whole cabinet is sturdy and holds up to 165 markers, it will also hold spectrum noir markers.

I used Beacon's 3-n-1 glue to assemble and then of course I do things backward spray painted prior to gluing, this made it more difficult to assemble for gluing. Beacon's Fast Drying Decoupage was used to adhere the tissue paper.  The tissue paper is from Marshall's.  

Here is the back of the cabinet, which shows more the over all affect of the tissue paper.  I think it looks like stamped leather.  

Please check out video too!  Thanks for looking!


Other Items
Beacons 3-n-1
Beacons Fast Drying Decoupage
Tissue Paper from Marshall's

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Magic Memory Keeping Organizer by Dianna

Hi Everyone, Dianna here with Gina's Designs Memory Keeping Organizer turned Magic Card Holder.  I started out making this for myself and then after I finished my son said "Mom that is cool!  Love the way it looks and it will fit my Magic Cards!"  "Thanks Mom".  The same son then took it upstairs and filled it with his cards.  I had to steal it back for photos and got the look only teenagers will give you.  I gave it right back.  

I suggest doing a dry run assembly prior to gluing.  This way you know which piece goes where prior to the commitment of glue.  I used Beacon 3-n-1 to assemble the organizer because I had thought to use this as an example selling at crops with Gina but of course plans change.  If you are not planning to travel with your storage piece then Scotch Quick Dry works just fine.  After assembly, I spray painted the organizer bronze.    

I found way awesome tissue paper at Marshall's and have been saving it to paper my storage pieces.  I first traced each side of the box on the tissue paper then cut out the sections.  I used Beacon's Fast Drying Decoupage first on each section of the box and then on the back of the paper.  The great thing about tissue paper is that if you tear it, it becomes "distressed" and no one can tell that you did not tear it on purpose, which of course that was the look that I was going for.  

Please come back and check out the video's of other storage pieces!

Thank you for looking!

Items Used
Gina's Designs

Other Items
Beacon's 3-n-1
Beacon's Fast Drying Decoupage
Tissue paper from Marshalls