Booty card

Hi everyone! Today I’m posting a fun birthday card that I made for a friend of mine (birthday is next month, so it seemed fitting to use this color scheme).

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Supplies used:
1″ Diamonds and Plaid set by Unity Faux Quilting Stamps by Ann Butler
Colorbox Crafter’s Ink in Tangelo by Ann Butler
Iridescents in Tangelo
other items from my stash: black cardstock, white cardstock, ribbon, scrap patterned paper, Stampin’ Up embossing folder -Argyle pattern

After embossing black cardstock with the embossing folder, I sponged Iridescents in Tangelo all over and around the edges.

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Next, I took the white cardstock and stamped the diamond stamp from the 1″ Diamonds and Plaid set. I only stamped on half, leaving the other for the greeting image. After stamping the diamonds, I sponged Tangelo ink over the image. Black is also sponged around the entire cut piece.

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Before adhering all the layers, I put a thin ribbon strip along the stamped edge.

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It’s that simple. The black is adhered to the white cardstock base. I used a coordinating patterned paper next and the white based stamped image on top of that. The very top layer is the sentiment, and that was matted. And of course, I could not leave it be and had to add a little “sparkle” to the dots on the boot.

Hope you enjoyed this Happy Boot-day card! I think my friend will get a “kick” out of it!
Have a great day!
Paula

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Re-fillable Sachets

Good afternoon everyone. Did you know we have 16 Fridays before Christmas. That is about 99 days. Who would like to get a jump start on holiday gifts?

Watch this little video tutorial from Ann Butler on how to make these cute little sachet bags.
I think these would make an awesome gift don’t you?

 

If you make some of these wonderful gifts make sure to head over to Ann Butler Designs on Facebook and share your creation with us.

Have a wonderful rest of your day.

Design Team Larissa DT Lead

Scrapbooking with Ann Butler Designs

I decided to make a fun scrapbook page for my post today.  I got a fun package in the mail from my friend Laura with photos from Disney and a page was born!  Supplies used: Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink from Clearsnap, Hexigon Stamp set, Paint, Glitter and stickers!

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I painted my Hexigon wooden shapes by Kaiser Crafts with the Golden Paint and let dry.  I then used 3 inks and 3 designs and stamped all the pieces and again, let them dry.  I found the photo I wanted to use and attached it to the black 12 X 12 cardstock.  I then started attaching the stamped hexigons around the photo to make a frame.  I traced the inside frame with glue and added glitter.   I then found some handy dandy embellishments to attach to the page.  Add a few stickers and I have Laura, Georgia and I forever saved on a fun scrapbook page.

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Happy Friday

Good morning everyone. Larissa here with a recap of this weeks projects and  a little extra something to take you into the weekend.

The Stars did a wonderful job this week on their projects.
Stephanie made this adorable “Monogram Ceramic Plaque“.

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You can click here –> Stephanie, to see her step by step post.

We also had a darling Congratulations card by Vishu.

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Vishu used Ann Butler Stamps to create a checkered background on her card.
You can read her post here –> Checkered Background

As I was getting ready to post this recap I had a little inspiration looking at these lovely projects the ladies created so I decided to make a little something extra.

I created two layers. The first layer I used Ann Butlers Colorbox Crafters ink in Tangelo with a chevron print stamp from 2″ Leaves all Over. The second layer I used the dot stamp from
1″ Stripes Dots and Hearts.

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Getting into a little Halloween spirit.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Check back next week for more inspiration from our Stars.

Design Team Larissa DT Lead

(The witches hat and sentiment are from the Unity Stamp Co KOTM August 2014)

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Monogram Ceramic Plaque with Ann Butler’s stamps and inks

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today playing a ceramic oval plaque I picked up recently.

I used an assortment of Ann Butler’s ColorBox Crafter’s Ink, EZ-De’s acrylic stamps and Unity rubber stamps to decorate this plaque.

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Ann Butler’s ColorBox Crafter’s Inks are perfect for a wide variety of surfaces so don’t be afraid to use them on wood, plastic, ceramic and more.

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Using ColorBox Crafter’s Ink in Berry, I stamped the 2″ letter “S” from the EZ-De’s ABCs stamp set in the center of the ceramic plaque.

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I stamped stripes and dots  from the Unity 1″ Stripes Dots and Hearts stamp set in ColorBox Aquamarine Ink around the letter, but I didn’t like it.   Not wanting to give up, I used a die cut oval to create a mask so I could stamp the Unity 1″ leaves all over in ColorBox Limelight Ink around the outer edge.

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Turning over the oval, I decided to use it to cover the portion I didn’t like.  I stamped it with EZ-De’s 2″ Checkered Woven Heats in ColorBox Berry Ink.  Using an art dauber, I added additional Berry Ink around the oval.

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To finish, I used the Unity 2″ Doily Picnic stamp set with ColorBox Sunshine Ink to stamp over the letter to add a little color. I added Iridescents Earth Safe Finishes in  Aquamarine around the edge of the plaque and added some lace to add a bit more femininity to the plaque.

This was such a fun project to create and these products were the perfect choice.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Checkered Background

Hello everybody! its vishu here, back with another card, which was ezee pezee to put together.

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Doesn’t the look gorgeous! very pleased with the results……..

products used:

Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company - 2″ Doily Picnic

Ann Butler Colorbox Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap: Limelight,

White and green card stock, ribbon from my stash, want2scrap pearls, dot embossing folder

I created my patterned paper using Ann Butler’s Faux Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company - 2″ Doily Picnic and Ann Butler Colorbox Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap: Limelight,  layered my custom patterned paper with white and then green cardstock. I did emboss the white card stock for some texture. Lastly, I embellished the card with a lily stamp,sentiment, ribbon and pearls.

I hope you all enjoyed the project…….untill next time happy crafting.

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Make easy and simple gift box with Faux Quilting stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends !

Irit is here again and this time I want to show you how to make an easy, fast and even clean and simple gift box and a card using Ann Butler’s gorgeous EZ De’s Kellycraft set and Ann Butler’s Clearsnap Crafters inks.DSCN3877

This is an overall look of this project: a wooden altered box and a matching card made for a friend.  The box was painted with white actylic paint and then I added black heat embossed edges  for this a bit distressed look.

The front was made with three stamped 1*1” stamps from the set with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. This are actually what some of us call ” inchies”: small inch by inch shapes embellished  to become a piece of art.

I added  three of those inchies over the black cardstock that covers the glass lip of this $1 box and embellished them with two chipboard shapes  of people from Tando Creative. Each chipboard man or woman were inked with Ann’s Crafters inks .

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The card was made in the same style: black cardstock base, white glitter cardstock second layer and 4 inked stamped inchies , this time embellished with 6 people smaller chipboard shapes in more ink colors. I added a sticker sentiments on the top of the card and I think any friend will like this small and easy made gift.

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Ann Butler’s products used for this project:

EZ De’s stamps by Kellicraft Sampler set A

Clearsnap Crafter’s inks by Ann Butler

Hope that you  like my project and see you again next month.

Irit

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Crafters Ink and Ann Butler EZ-De’s Stamps: Stamped Mini Wood Bird Pull Toy

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Hi everyone! Whenever I visit the craft supply store, I like to pick up a few crafty staples like wood shapes and ribbon because although I might not have a project yet in mind, I know that sooner or later inspiration will hit me. That’s what happened in this case – I had bought this cute  miniature wood pull toy months ago and it had been sitting on my work bench just waiting for its turn. It’s finally its turn!! This is a fun way to add color using Ann Butler Crafters inks mixed with a little water and applied as paint. And the Ann Butler EZ-De’s dot stamp adds a fun comic book feel. Here’s how:

Materials:

Ann Butler’s EZ-De’s Stamp Sets by KellyCraft Innovations
 – Sampler Set A

Ann Butler Crafters Ink by Clearsnap: Limelight, Sunshine, Tangelo, Aquamarine

Mini wood pull toy

Clear acrylic sealer – gloss

Tools:

Heat embossing tool, acrylic block, paintbrush

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Instructions:

1. To make a nice ink paint, use your paintbrush to mix a little Ann Butler ink with a few drops of water in the stamp pad lid. Color the base of the wood toy with Aquamarine. You’ll find that the inks get brighter if you let the wood dry a little and then add more coats.

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2. Paint the wheels of the wood toy with Limelight ink and paint the bird with Sunshine ink.

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3.  Stamp a dot pattern on the wood bird with Tangelo ink and then brush more Tangelo along the edge by mixing the ink with a little water.  Stamp Aquamarine ink dots on the wheels and use the brush to add a little Aquamarine around the feet and to the eye.

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4. Heat set the ink with the heat embossing tool. Finish with a coat of acrylic sealer.

That’s it! Although this little guy looks child-friendly, with its small fragile wheels it would do better brightening up a desk or shelf corner away from little hands. You can find all sorts of different shapes at the craft store so pick your favorite and have fun adding color to them with Ann Butler inks and stamps. Enjoy!

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Easy made card and bookmark with EZ De’s stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today with my monthly post in Ann Butler’s blog.

Today I want to share my small tutorial made for Ann Butler‘s blog.

I made a bookmark and a card  from the single stamped piece and it coordinates in this lovely way and very easy to make.

Step 1: Stamp a few squares with different stamps with black permanent ink  over  white cardstock.

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Step 2: Using all 6 Ann Butler’s Crafters inks (Clearsnap) make a rainbow over the stamped images as shown.

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Step 3: Cut the inked piece into two non even parts; one should be a bookmark, so  cut it like one third and two thirds.

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Step 4: Make the black  cardstock matting for the card and for the bookmark. Add some color splashes and stamp the sentiment over both projects. Add ribbons on the bookmark top.

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Products used:

Ann Butler’s EZ De’s 2” Checkered Woven Hearts by Kellycraft

Ann Butler’s Crafter’s inks by Clearsnap

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Faux Quilted Monogram Necklace

With this project, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and see what I could create with Makin’s Clay.  Ann works and designs for Makin’s and I had the pleasure of demoing for them at the CHA Winter 2014 Show.  This clay is versatile. It is already conditioned right out of the package and since it is air dry, it is very easy to work with AND you don’t need a lot of special tools!

These necklaces are a quick and easy craft.  Great project to make with a group of tween girls for a scout troop, birthday gift or sleepover party!

Now, on to my project…

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Materials:

Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilted Stamps by Unity - 1″ Doily Picnic and 1″ Leaves All Over

Ann Butler Designs Crafters Ink by Clearsnap - aquamarine and Limelight

Makin’s Clay – White Air Dry Clay, Clay Cutters Round and Tools – Roller and Cutters Set

Non-stick craft sheet, acrylic stamp block, plastic zipper bag, damp paper towel, Craft Awl or Bead Reamer, Jump Ring, Needle nose Pliers, small monogram stickers – black and 24″ of black cord or lacing.

Instructions:

1. Roll out white clay to about 1/8″ thick on craft sheet using the roller tool.  turn craft sheet as you roll, so your clay is as round as possible.

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2.  Place 1″ Doily Picnic stamp on block,  ink with Aquamarine and stamp in center of circle.  NOTE: I eyeballed the stamp placement through my clear acrylic block. Push firmly, but not too hard or your stamp pattern will be distorted in the clay.  Continue stamping, until the circle of Clay is covered.

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3.  Cut two circles from the stamped clay with the Makin’s Clay Cutters 1″ Round.

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4.  Repeat steps using the 1″ Vine Stamp from the Doily Picnic set and Limelight Ink.  Cut two circles with the Makin’s Clay Cutters 1/2″ Round.

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5.  Pierce each circle of clay at the top center with a craft awl or bead reamer.  Set aside to dry overnight.

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6.  Open a jump ring, insert through two clay circles and close jump ring.  Thread 24″ length of black cording or lacing through jump ring.  Tie a loop knot at the end.  Place monogram sticker on smaller clay circle, wear and ENJOY!

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Thanks for stopping by! – Beth

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