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Tutorial for LF laundry Reveal Wheel!

Hello hello!

I recently (& reluctantly) shared a post in my LF Addicts group of my card using the LF Reveal Wheel.  The first time I saw this die in action… I was like, whoa, I need to pair this with the Loads of Fun stamp set, which I had, but NEVER used til this project! How cute would it be to make the laundry go round and round in the washing machine?

I thought it was going to be easy.  It was NOT. LOL.  I think it was because I haven’t used the Reveal Wheel before, so I fumbled… A LOT with the mechanics and placement.  I was just kinda figuring things out as I was going, problem solving most of the way! Hahahahah! Well, I was like, eh, let me just share it with my group since I did work really hard on it, LOL.  My ever supportive group was sooo kind! ♥ My post got over 600 “likes, loves, wows” and some asked for a tutorial!

So here it is folks!

I first die cut all the pieces needed for the reveal wheel.

I laid the front panel on the grid to ensure equal distances on both sides as this card requires a square card vs a rectangle card.  Use a pencil to mark where you are going to place the main die to cut off the bottom.  This makes sure you get to keep that stitching detail!

Lay your cardstock down on the cutting pad and put the die down on that pencil line you marked, secure it with washi… and put the edge of the top cutting pad just along the bottom of the die.  You only want to cut that bottom off!  Run it through the machine and just be prepared that it will go “THUNK”.  Like going over a speed bump hard! LOL

It should look the picture above! Perfectly squared and stitched!

Take the wheel you die cut and put it behind the mat and make sure those embossed lines get tucked behind that half circle where people will turn the wheel.  I then held it up to the light to see and roughly marked with a pencil, the parameter of the scalloped wheel.

I placed it in my Misti because this tool always ensures that I get a great impression.. the first time.. ok.. second time! LOL.  The laundry machine should get tucked in between the pencil markings so that you can make sure the mechanics will work properly.

I skipped showing you how I stamped and colored the image.  Now at this step, you can do it 2 ways.  On my first card I used a circle die and got really lucky with the placement and it cut out the hole perfectly.  This time, I tried, it was wonky.. so I decided to fussy cut the hole, which was easy enough. If you don’t have a circle die, its ok! Cut an X in the center of the circle and bring the scissors from the bottom up.  Cutting is a lot easier this way cause you can see where you are cutting.

I stamped out some clothes, laundry basket,  soap etc.. colored and fussy but them out. You will not use all of the pieces, but its good to have options!

The final step before assembling the card, I put a piece of acetate to make it look realistic.

I adhered the round circle with some foam tape and placed it on the second layer of the card.

I took the wheel and used finger daubers to lay swirly Distress ink on the scallop circle to mimic water swirling. Stay within the embossed lines or it will show when the wheel is being turned!

I added some bubbles using blue ink and secured it on the brad.  The most important step here is to make sure that you securely adhere a clothing big enough to the brad that the wheel sits on so it doesn’t show.  But before securing anything down, I laid the front mat on top to make sure the placement of all my clothing items are in good spots.  I doubled up on the foam tape to give the clothes wiggle room.

Everything was in place, so I secured everything down, placed the top mat down and added the arrow to show which direction to spin the wheel.  I added the laundry accessories and did some simple shading underneath those accessories (to ground the images) and then I was done with the card front.

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I added this sentiment inside to finish the card up.  Below, you will see it in action!

 

Hope this tutorial was helpful in some way.  Its a good starting point at the very least! LOL.  I will admit that this one was easier to make then that first one.  I used the required color scheme from the current Lawn Fawntatics challenge so I can enter it!

Here are the measurements and supply list!

(This will vary from person to person as it depends on where you place the die to cut off the “rectangle” into a square… which then will effect the colored mat and card base.  add or subtract 1/4 inch as necessary)

  • Top white mat- 3 3/4 x 4
  • Stripe mat- 4 7/16 x 4 3/4
  • Card base- 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 (scored at 4 3/4)

All the pieces (minus the window)  to make the reveal wheel work needs to be cut out too!

  • Little Bundle stamp set
  • Loads of Fun stamp set
  • Acetate
  • Foam tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Liquid glue
  • Ink pads
  • Misti
  • Copics

Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions! -Hugs, Kim

 

Copic color combos!

Hello there!! It’s been a little bit, but I took a little breather from blogging for awhile because that Coffee Lovers Blog Hop had me creating every day for a week!!! I don’t produce that much usually! This was me..😴!

Anyhow… I recently watched Yana Smakula’s YouTube video on her color combo chart.. and what a great idea! 🤩😍 Don’t know why I never thought of making one for myself… I guess I like to work harder, not smarter sometimes! This will take the painstakingly tedious process of weeding through my Copics and swatching them on random pieces of paper (which gets tossed afterwards)!

I used the smallest feather from Lawn Fawn/Simon Says Stamp (Stamptember) Feathered Friends to stamp out 36 spots per page…no grid, nothing… lol.. I just eye balled it! I colored in most, but left empty ones too, for future combos and purchases.

If you have Copics… don’t wait like me! Get one made for yourself!!! You will be so glad you did! ❤️. Thanks for coming by! Hugs- Kim

Last Scalloped Treat Box, I promise!!! 😂

My online crafty buddy and co-admin, Robyn, suggested that I make a coffee shop since I was on a roll with Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box die. So I did!!! Super happy with the way it turned out! ❤️

First I die cut out the box with some white cardstock.  I then scored on all the lines like i was going to assemble the box, masked off the areas I was going to put paste on and started laying some Heidi Swapp Raspberry Art Screen Ink (aka embossing paste) down using the Small Brick Wall stencil from MFT.  I did the front and back of the box first, set it aside and when dried, I did the sides of the box.

While all that was drying, I die cut all the embellishments to decorate the box.  I used:

  • Lawn Fawn, Winter House Add On dies for the door
  • Lawn Fawn, Spring House Add On dies for the windows, flowers & flower boxes, trees, roof
  • Lawn Fawn stamp set, Love You a Latte for the little coffee person
  • Lawn Fawn stamp set, Village Shops for the coffee cup & sign on the front door
  • Taylored Expressions die, Spare Parts for the coffee persons arm (lol)

I assembled everything and am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I love the imperfect details of the brick. It has LOTS of texture for sure.  One tip that I have for you is to use a white gel pen to really POP the brick outline.  The stencil did not lay completely flat and so some embossing paste smeared onto where it was suppose to be white.  After the paste dried, I just took a white gel pen and defined those white lines in between the brick.  Not all, but most so that it still has that rustic texture.

That coffee girl was a last minute addition.  The door opens and closes… and thought it could use something hanging out or in the doorway… so there she is.. waving hello to you! LOL! ♥  Thanks for visiting my bloggy blog!  Hugs- Kim

LF Dog House… ♥

Hello!!!

I cannot stop making these cute houses!!! I LOVE the Scalloped Treat Box and ALL of the add on dies!  This time, I am using the new Dog House add on set.  If you know me, you know I love doggies… so this was a must have!  There was no tutorial or intro video for this set, so I kinda had to wing it using the sample image on their website.  Hopefully they come out with one!

I layered white cardstock and the pink/green polka dot cardstock to make the “slats” you would find on a dog house… used pink sparkly cardstock for her bowl & bone up on the roof.  I cut that cute little doggy out in tan felt and decorated her with a blingy bow and collar!  I also glued a piece of black cardstock on the backside to darken her eyes and nose.

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This set is soooo cute! And that pup is even cuter!!! Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs- Kim

Mini houses galore!!!

Hello all!!! Today, I just wanted to share with you the little houses I made!!! Thank goodness for patterned card stock!!! When mass producing by hand, you need all the help you can get… so, no stamping; just lots of cutting, gluing, and assembling!  I kept it simple, by only using the doors, windows, & roofs because the patterned card stock was more than enough decoration!

I used the Scalloped  Treat Box for the boxes (obviously) and used a combination of the roof, windows & doors from the Winter House & Spring House add on dies.

These will be going inside thank you goodie bags for customers of our small business (not craft related, unfortunately)! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for stopping by! Hugs- Kim

Coffee Lovers Bloghop, Day 8… Last post for this hop! So sad!

Helloo!  So sad to say that this will be my last project for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  It kinda went by fast!  As of right now, there has been a total of 1344 cards/projects uploaded for this hop… amazing!  Big shout out to Amy who organizes this crazy hop and all the sponsors who have contributed prizes!

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For my last and final coffee project…  I have decided to make a couple of tags!  I haven’t decided if it will go on a card front or on a little gift bag…  but i LOVE how it turned out!

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Supplies I used are:

  • Mama Elephant- Page Huggers for the critters & Little Edibles for the coffee in their hands!
  • Rubber Necker– for the coffee bean background
  • Magnolia Doohickeys- Vintage Tag for the tag
  • Jaded Blossom- Coffee Cutie for the sentiment
  • Lawn Fawn- Rose Gold embossing powder
  • Copics
  • Memento
  • VersaMark
  • Misc twine/ribbon

I really love the way it came out!!! So cute and girly!

Before signing off… I just wanted to thank each and every person who stopped by and spent a moment on my blog!  I really appreciate all the LOVE and comments… its so amazing that I get to share my creations with such an a wonderful group of crafters!

Thank you!!!!!!  Hugs- Kim

Coffee Lovers Bloghop, Day 7… Not my usual style…

Hi all!!! Thanks for stopping by this blog today… i hadn’t intended on doing one so early, or  share these cards…. but I thought I should share as tomorrow is the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It went by sooooo quickly! Kinda sad that its coming to an end!

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So for these two cards…  I stayed true to my color scheme, but I did change up the style… I was cruising through Pinterest and found this one… and thought it would be fun to give it a go because all it took to make that coffee cup was 2 circle dies!

Here is what i used for the card above:

  • Sizzix- Circle framelits dies for the cup & Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splat thinlits for the heart
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas-  Fancy Frame dies for the scalloped mat
  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps- One Cup at a Time for the sentiment.
  • Stampin’ Up- Coffee Ring DSP (cardstock)
  • Disress Ink

 

This second card I used the an embossing folder/die combo for the coffee cup.  Super easy to use!  Added flowers & butterflies… bada bing, bada boom! Done! lol

Here is what I used for the card above:

  • Sizzix-  Impresslits Thanks a Latte (embossing folder/die)
  • Gina Marie– Butterfly dies
  • Wink of Stella
  • Misc flowers
  • micro beads (for shaker)

Thanks for visiting!  Hugs- Kim