Saturday, June 19, 2010

Paper Colour Challenges and Some Great Links!

My next 3 Birds paper pack (when I represent them on The Shopping Channel) has a fabulous assortment of papers designed to match their new Cricut cartridge. What is unique about the paper stack is that you get two of each of the papers sectioned in quarters. One 12 x 12 sheet is regular paper and one has adhesive applies to the back already. This makes layering a dream. I simply cut out these butterfly bodies (Cricut Sentimentals cartridge) from parts of the sectioned paper and VOILA off came the backing and they stuck together immediately. No tape, glue or dots needed!

I was looking in my odds and ends drawer and also found these embroidered dragonflies...they are not butterflies, but they look lovely on the butterfly bodies!
I love to use the papers as provided. While I could mix and match from the whole stack I made it a challenge to use each of the papers as is. The brown, orange and ivory worked well together and I have a great sample to show on air.

My brown butterfly all glittered up. Glitter will always be my final embellishment to any project I work on.

Here are some crafty links for you to enjoy!

The Artful Crafter
Join Eileen in June’s June “Let Them Eat Cake” creativity challenge and get a free cupcake. Sweet!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
How to make coffin shaped cupcakes inspired by the book Kids' Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi shares some thoughts on her recent foray into self-publishing.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Tell Dad how much he rocks this Father's Day or on his birthday with this fun and easy to make card from Madge for ILoveToCreate!

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy has listed the first few kits in her jewelry making kit collection, some awesome Raku earrings.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside has a chance to win one of 50 "Bulking Dummies" and a "Lab" book, a new Look, Learn and Create Video with Tracie Lyn Huskamp showing us how to make a Nature Inspired Mixed Media card, some pencil drawing and illuminated art techniques and an interview with Nancy Langdon.

Cathie Filian
You can dye stripes and it is easy! Cathie shows you how.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi takes a Twilight cotton bag up a notch!

Aileen's Musings
Need a new recipe for all the zucchini your growing? Download Aileen's printable recipe card, and baking some yummy Zucchini Cheddar Cheese Bread!

About Family Crafts
Be prepared for the next time you hear "I'm bored" from your kids... Bookmark this collection of fast and simple 10-minute crafts for kids!