A free SVG file to make a photo storage folder with Cut Cardstock.
As a part of the Cut Cardstock design team, I am sharing a tutorial for making this photo storage folder. The materials used and the free SVG file can be found below. A video tutorial is also available on the Cut Cardstock post.
Many of the items used in this post are provided by the manufacturers in order to promote their products.
Royal Sundance White Felt Card Stock
Distress Oxide stamp pads
Waffleflower wet media mat
free SVG file
snaps and snap tool
Here is the free SVG file for the Photo Storage Folder. [photo folder]
To download, after clicking on the text, a new window with the image will open, right-click on the image and save as an SVG file.
When cutting, don’t forget to set the red lines to score.
Links are Affiliates AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
I love getting new craft materials. I purchased a new watercolor set on Amazon because my daughter has been powering through my supply of watercolor paints. Before diving into painting, I swatch the colors. It doesn’t matter if the material is watercolor, markers, or such, I always swatch the colors and you should too.
I swatch them in the order they appear in the packaging. It might also be nice to swatch them in blending relationships or color family relationships if they aren’t packaged well together.
Why should you swatch? Often colors won’t appear the same in a solid form. Even if you are provided a printed color chart, it might not relate to how you use the colors. This is often seen in the cap colors of markers. Many artists talk about how the cap colors don’t appear similar to the swatched colors.
I keep the swatch sample with the color materials and often refer to it before choosing a color.
Did you find this helpful. Let me know what materials you swatch before usage.
A fun festive and a bit scary decor plaque made with Denise Boddey Designs.
This mixed media fall decor plaque was quick and easy to make. It has a little glam and a little bit of scary. Follow along with the tutorial to see what I mean. Special thanks to Denise Boddey Designs for providing the pumpkin cut out for this piece. As a part of the Denise Boddey design team, this is my October project.
yellow tissue paper
pumpkin cut out
matte Mod Podge
white chalk paint
heat gun (optional)
I began by using the chalk paint and doing a stain or whitewash technique on the plaque so the grain would show through. To apply the paint, I wiped it on with a dry baby wipe.
Setting the plaque aside to dry, I painted the pumpkin with salmon-colored paint.
Once those were dry, I decided upon the arrangement, and then began to Mod Podge everything in place.
I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process. The leaves didn’t want to stick down but as the Mod Podge dried and I tapped on the leaves, they flattened and stuck. The wood plaque showed where the Mod Podge was even though it was matte, so I covered the entire plaque.
Using a piece of wrinkled yellow tissue paper, I Mod Podged it to the back of the pumpkin.
Using a bit of Fabri-tac, I placed the bows on the top of the plaque.
To adhere the pumpkin to the plaque, I wanted it raised so I used a stack of two pop dots.
Once the plaque was done, I had another thought. What about having the face of the pumpkin glow in the dark! I painted the tissue to glow in the dark. I really wish I had thought of this earlier, it would have been easier to do!
Glow in the dark is hard to photograph but I think you can get the gist of it here. This added the scary feature to the plaque that isn’t really expected in the light.
Here is a quick tip for hanging. Use a soda can tab as the hanger, just glue it to the back of the plaque.
I just finished watching Before the Wrath, the #1-selling documentary DVD on Amazon for three straight months. The movie started out slow but as it progressed my curiosity increased and by the end of the movie, I was impressed.
Being left thinking about the rapture and how I felt about the topics presented, I don’t disagree with the presentation of Christians as the brides of Christ. I do think we are meant to prepare ourselves for a future life in Heaven.
See how the Galatian wedding ceremony parallels with the return of Christ and how we shouldn’t ask when but why.
Product category: documentary Title: BEFORE THE WRATH Theatrical release: 3/3/20 Genre: documentary, drama, inspirational Rating: NR Run time: 1:24:17 Studio: Ingenuity Films Starring: narrated by Kevin Sorbo (GOD’S NOT DEAD, SOUL SURFER, HERCULES)
I’d love for you to watch and share your opinions of the film. You can watch it now or purchase it on Amazon (affiliate link: https://amzn.to/37yuJP3) Or if you would like to see other options for purchase, visit the website link listed right above at the bullet points. Or enter to win a copy of the DVD at the giveaway below.
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Enter to win a new cookbook with recipes that only take 30 minutes from frozen.
Simon & Schuster has released three new cookbooks. I was sent the 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen book. I requested to review this title because it spoke to me. Not so much because I am busy but more so because I am lazy! What you will find in this cookbook are recipes that are far from basic or simple looking results. Thumbing through the book I think I saw two out of one hundred recipes I actually had made before. I love that there is no pre-thawing required.
A color experiment using Kool-Aid. Can we craft with it? It ends up being spritzed and painted with.
I recently saw a YouTuber use Kool-Aid to dye paper. I thought the Kool-Aid looked similar to shimmer powder. I also thought instead of staining the paper with kool-aid we could just paint with it. So the experiment began by going to the grocery store and seeing what colors I could find. I basically bought yellow, red, blue, and purple. Each package was about twenty-five cents. So home I went to try out our Kool-Aid colors.
spritz bottle with water
I decided the true test would be if you could use the kool-aid colors in crafting. So I made a few card fronts with the kool-aid colors. The version above has all the kool-aid colors and gold foil. A sentiment was stamped onto the bottom with coordinating purple ink.
I used a Xyron sticker maker to apply adhesive to the back of the card front and then adhered it to the front of the folded card base.
And here is the red version. I added a Rinea foil sentiment and a diy flower from another tutorial here on Try it – Like it – Create it. Here’s the link to the flowers if you want to see how to make them: flower embellishments.
I have a post up on ScraPerfect today for making a quick and easy card.
I began this card with a gelli print I was playing around with and decided to stamp onto it. Which then turned into making a card. Sometimes that’s how things happen, with the end not in sight. Using ScraPerfect products make this card making so quick and easy. See my post on the ScraPerfect blog where I post tutorials twice a month as a part of their design team. [card making on ScraPerfect]
Links are Affiliates AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps
A free SVG to make a thankful photo greeting card.
This month I am participating in an SVG hop of free Thankful SVG files. The file I am offering is this thankful greeting card file. It is sized to hold a 4″ x 6″ photograph. Consider sending it to loved ones who can then use it as a nice mat for the photo.
I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. The SVG will work on other Cricut machines.