Wednesday, May 18, 2022

DT CraftWell: Fiesta Ribbon Medals



This is my next post for Craftwell. 

I live in San Antonio, Texas and April is its Fiesta month.
In my kids school, we did a Fiesta celebration on April 30th and I was in charge of arranging a shoe box parade for the little ones.
So I made Fiesta ribbon medals for the winners:

In short:

I bought already made birthday ribbons with the pin in the back and converted them in fun Fiesta Medals (that's a big item here, everybody collects them during April).
I stamped sentiments and cute little Fiesta critters from HeroArts and cut them with their complimentary die cut.
I stamped sentiments directly in the ribbons used for the Fiesta Wreaths and even the chihuahua/ tacos directly to them using the FSJ licorice black ink. And colored everything with gel pens.

Then, I used my hot glue gun to assemble the medals. I used small Mexican hats, decorated them with rhinestone ribbon, to cover the "birthday" sentiment.
Those were super cute and quick to make.
I did prizes for these categories:

"Fiesta Diversity"
"Fiesta Medal Craze"

Don't the little ones look so cute with their ribbon medals and their shoe boxes floats?

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Dies and stamps: HeroArts
Hot glue gun
Fiesta ribbon
Birthday ribbons with safety pin (Walgreen)

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Happy Cinco

Vicky Tovar

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Friday, May 6, 2022

DT winter Wonderland: Holly Jolly Snowmen

 Dear Scrappers,

This is my first post for Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog:

This month's sponsor is:

Their Epsy shop: SheepSkiDesigns

I chose the Snowmen Selfie for my card following this month challenge of using only three colors plus neutrals (black, white):

I used an sketch from Sunday stamps blog current challenge: 


Materials and tools:

DCWV foiled Christmas paper pack
CTMH card
Celestial Cooper Tsukineko ink
Different gel pens and color pencils from Crayola

For more details about the challenge, please visit:

Closing date for entries is 5pm the day before the next challenge.

Winners and Top 3 will be announced on the Sunday morning at 11am following the end of the challenge.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

CraftWell DT: Love Browny -G45 Minialbum



This is my next post for Craftwell

I have been accumulating the Graphic 45 monthly kits since their beginning, thus, I finally decided to reminiscence on my paw-baby in doggie heaven and used the 2021 Vol. 9 Well Groomed kit.
I changed some of the suggested papers from the kit with background papers from the complementary Graphic 45 paper pad.

In short:

First, I created several shaker elements as embellishments using the Dog's Life kit.
I tried to recreated my boy as best as I could using the elements from the kit and some PowerPuff chalks:

No too bad comparing him with the original Browny:

Then, I followed the instructions from the Well Groomed kit, just changing some of the papers with the background papers without flowers (which are also cute but not what I wanted to portrait for our dear 16 year old male dog).

Then, I used tacky glue to glue the papers to the thick black cardboard sheets. And decorated the title page using the shaker elements that I had died cut previously.

For some pages, I used the TC beautiful words embossing folder to emboss the dark mats before attaching them to the pages:

I'm still working on decorating the inside pages with the G45 ephemera/post cards elements and stickers as well as more shaker die cuts I made. I really like the ribbon suggested binding of the book and might do it, attaching my Browny's rabis shot tag as dangle. Once I finish the album, I'll post it to.

Here are some close ups from the title page shaker elements.

Finally, I die cut the letters to spell "Browny" using two different G45 papers and glued them to the "love" shaker to finish the album title page.

I used the BoBunny alpha die for the "B" and the TH alpha dies for the rest.

Comparing both albums:
 Suggested Graphic 45’s album:

From the Grapic 45 blog

And mine uncompleted one:

As I mentioned previously, I ended up changing the background paper of all the pages, but one (the multi-colored paw printed page)...

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine
Beautiful Words embossing folder, Teresa Collins, Craftwell

Other Companies:

Dies: Sizzix TH alpha, Bob Bunny alpha and Dog's Life shaker kit, Queen & Co 
PowderPuff Mango Mai Tai ink
Dutch Blue, distressing ink, CTMH
2021 Vol. 9 Well Groomed kit, Graphic 45
Well Groomed Background paper, Graphic 45
Tacky Glue
Foam Squares

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Happy Fiesta 

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges: