How To Make a Pocket Letter

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will remember that I posted a blog about Pocket Letters not too long ago (which I will link to HERE). However, that blog entry was more of an introduction to Pocket Letters, where they originated, what they are, and what to put in them. Since that time, I have received some requests to put out a Pocket Letter process video – showing step-by-step how to make a Pocket Letter.

You will find my easy-to-follow video below as well as supplies used. I hope this is helpful, but please let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Happy crafting!

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Supplies Needed:

Trading Card Holders     Cardstock (of your choice)     Embellishments (of your choice)    

Goodies (see list HERE)

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“Love” | heART of Worship Bible Journaling

how-love-wmFor today’s Bible art journaling entry, I am going with the theme of love. The scripture I chose in 1st Corinthians 13 was actually the one that was read at our wedding – so it has a special meaning to me. Verses 4-7 state: “Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

Remember, it’s best if you prime your page using a clear Gesso before beginning. I like to coat the front and back of the page so the paper won’t curl up on the edges. Once the Gesso is dry, you’re ready to begin creating. I have all of the supplies you’ll need linked below.

Find out what I created in the video posted. The video contains an easy step-by-step tutorial which is great for beginners. I hope you enjoy today’s Bible journaling entry. 🙂


Supplies List:

Bible Journal     Clear Gesso     Gesso Brush     Gel Pen     Acrylic Block     Memento Ink    Scor-Tape

Zig Glue Pen     Calligraphy Stamps     Crayola Twistables     Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen     Scissors

 

Process Video:

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SBC Valentine Hop with Create For Less

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Want to win a $10 Gift Certificate to CreateForLess.com ??!

[UPDATE: SEE BELOW FOR WINNER!! JOIN US IN FEBRUARY FOR ANOTHER HOP!]

If so, you’ve came to the right place! Welcome to Multiplicity Crafts blog! I am happy to be a part of the design team at the Scrapbook Blessings Club… and now, it’s time for our bi-monthly video hop where YOU can enter to win!! Our hop today is sponsored by CreateForLess.com who provided a couple of great products which I will be using in today’s project.

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We (the design team) received a collectible Santoro Gorjuss Girl stamp! I will link to the stamp I am using HERE. Also, we received a set of DoCrafts Artiste Watercolor Pens which are also linked HERE. I enjoyed working with these products and had a pleasant and enjoyable experience. You can see an up-close image of the products above. ↑


How To Enter:

I will post the tutorial video and all of the supplies used below – but let’s get to the “meat and potatoes” of this post. If you would like to be entered in the drawing for a chance to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to CreateForLess.com, all you have to do is subscribe, like, and comment on each video in the hop (there are 7 of us listed in the description box on YouTube under my video) and then e-mail us to let us know you completed these tasks. It’s that easy!

Simply put “JAN HOP” in the subject line, and e-mail us at:

SCRAPBOOKBLESSINGSCLUB@YAHOO.COM.

The hop will be Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Friday, February 3, 2017. The grand prize is a $10 gift certificate from Create For Less. The drawing is to be held on the following Saturday after the hop.

[UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Joy V.!!! Everyone join us in February for another Hop giveaway!!]


Today’s Project & Supplies Used:

Be sure to check out the video posted below for an easy step-by-step Valentine’s Day card tutorial. Also, I will link to the supplies used in today’s project below. ↓ ↓ ↓

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Watercolor Paper     Acrylic Block     Gorjuss Girl Stamp     Memento Ink     Artiste Watercolor Pens

Copic E00     Copic YR00     Detail Scissors     Cuttlebug Machine     Embossing Folder    Glue Runner  

Gina Marie Nesting Dies     Foam Squares     Circle Hole Punch     Heart Hole Punch     Zig Glue Pen 

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Polka Dot CAS Card

Hi everyone! I hope your new year is going well thus far. For today’s project, we will be working on a polka dot CAS card. For starters, let’s define what a CAS card is… CAS stands for “Clean And Simple”. Basically, these types of cards don’t have a lot of embellishments or layers; they are very quick and easy cards to create. This is especially helpful if you are pinched for time or if you are mass producing a similar card.

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Supplies Needed:

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Solid Cardstock (for card base and sentiment)     Patterned Cardstock (for polka dots)    

1″ Circle Punch    Glue Runner     Glue Dots     Signo Gel Pen (in white)     Scissors   

Stamp Sentiment     Acrylic Block    Ink (you choose color)     Foam Squares    

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Please check out my step-by-step process video below ↓ ↓ ↓

Enter My Swap Before FRIDAY!

Just dropping by with a quick post to let my crafting friends and readers know about my swap!! Over in my Multiplicity Crafts Facebook group, I am hosting a handmade bookmark swap. But, I am assigning partners this FRIDAY (the 20th) so be sure to request to join before then. After you’re approved to the group, find the event and click “Going”. Would love to have more swappers – the more, the merrier! 🙂

Facebook group link HERE.

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heART of Worship: Bible Journaling 101

Hello everyone and welcome to my first blog and video with the heART of Worship team! This wonderful team is an extension of the design team I am currently with, which is The Scrapbook Blessings Club. We are a team of four Christian women that would love to share the heART of Worship through Bible Art Journaling.

The first Sunday of every month I will contribute another installment to the heART of Worship – and the other ladies will take turns on the remaining Sundays. In the video at the bottom of this post, I have links to their YouTube channels – so be sure to check out their Bible journaling videos! Also, the heART of Worship Facebook page can be found HERE.

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What Is Bible Art Journaling??

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Example of Bible Art Journaling by Krystal Whitten (click for link)

Bible art journaling has become increasingly popular in the crafting community. It is a creative way to read, memorize, and study scripture. I’m the type that never wrote in my Bible or even dared to highlight a verse! Haha!! But, since there are actually Bibles on the market that have a dedicated blank space on the side of each page especially for creative art journaling, I am free at last! You can get the Bible in any version you choose (I prefer King James Version) and it is a complete Bible with the added space on the sides.

Now the question is… what can be used to decorate the pages? Well, pretty much any craft supply you already own could work; but there are specific products for Bible journals. In fact, there is a popular company called Illustrated Faith (click for link) that sells items specifically for journaling in your Bible! You can use stickers, stencils, colored pencils, gel crayons, stamps, washi tape – pretty much anything. I would highly recommend using Gesso (which is like a canvas primer) to coat your page before adding your art. You can add the Gesso with a brush or foam wedge. This way, if you use markers or paint, it won’t bleed through the page. Plus, the Gesso will give you a smoother surface for your art.

I decided to start art journaling as an additional creative way to spend time meditating on God’s Word while I relax and do something I enjoy. I look at it as a creative form of worship to the Lord. Of course, it doesn’t take the place of my nightly quiet time with Him… it only adds to it, which is a plus! Any time spent with our minds fixed upon the Lord is never wasted. Think about it… in scripture, God used artists and creative people to help build the Temple. There had to be skilled seamstresses to sew the curtains to specifications, and those skilled with their hands to create all of the ornate furnishings of the Temple. I love to use my talents to honor the Lord and I feel that it puts a smile on His face…

Check out my 1st Bible Art Journaling video below! ↓ ↓ ↓   

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Best of 2016 | Multiplicity Crafts Awards!!

Welcome to the first annual Multiplicity Crafts Awards blog!! In this blog, I will be featuring my favorite paper craft tools and products of the year! These are products I actually own, use, and love! So, let’s jump right in…

Multiplicity Crafts 2016 Awards

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Best Ink Pad: Tsukineko – Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

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When speaking of inks, there are various types of inks – from pigment inks to dye inks and everything in between! However, this award will go to the ink pad which, I feel, stands tall among all types of ink. And yes, I have to go with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. It has made a huge difference in my stamping quality. It gives crisp, pigmented color and has not dried out even after an entire year’s heavy use!


Best Cardstock: My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum Collection

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I purchased this cardstock pad to make my Christmas cards with – and I was so impressed. The unique prints and colors were amazing. I found the paper quality to be excellent and loved that some of the papers were embellished with glitter. Each page was also double-sided with different prints on either side. A winner for sure!


Best Coloring Product: Copic Ciao Dual Tip Markers

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I love art and love to color – Copic Markers make coloring even more enjoyable! Each marker is highly saturated with nicely pigmented ink which makes coloring large surfaces a breeze! I find the brush tip end of the marker nice to practice calligraphy with, also! Plus, I love how Copics (in the same color family) can be blended to give a nice, dimensional effect. Whether adding shadows or highlights, Copics are so versatile!


Best Stamp Set: Recollections Brush Script Alphabet

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I am practicing and would love to be able to write in beautiful calligraphy… until then, I found Recollections Brush Script stamps to be the perfect option!! There are other script letter stamps on the market which are nice, but they are triple the price! I found this set from Recollections to be perfect for lettering envelopes. You can even customize your cards with them or use in your Bible journaling. I have got a lot of use out of these stamps and would recommend them if you are looking for an alphabet set for a fraction of the cost!


Best Adhesive: Scor-Tape Double Sided Adhesive

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This is a tough category because each adhesive has it’s own purpose. However, I have found that my Scor-Tape does an excellent job holding everything in place. It’s also nice for if I need a thin strip of adhesive and nothing too bulky. It is super sticky, does what it’s supposed to do, and a roll lasts a long time!


Most Innovative Product/Tool: Fiskars ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer

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Wow – just wow!! This tool cuts even the thinnest strip perfectly straight with no frayed edges! It expands to 12″ for larger sheets of paper and also cuts various materials other than paper. The rotary blade never needs to be sharpened either – major plus for me since I can dull blades quickly with all of my paper cutting! The trimmer also has a grid on it for accurate measurements and precision. It folds for storage or if you do not need a large cutting surface. Amazing tool that I am so impressed with!


Most Useful Product/Tool: EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

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These scissors have so totally impressed me!! They cut accurately and never fray the paper. The pointed tip is perfect for precision and fussy cutting. I had seen many crafters with these scissors and wondered what all of the fuss was about – well, now I know! They are amazing! They stay sharp even after much use and come with a blade guard for storage. Their thin, sharp blades are perfect and never bulky and in the way like some other brands of scissors. The best scissors I have ever tried. Not sure if they can ever be beat!!


Did your favorite make the list? Do you have any product recommendations for me? Please click the word  “Comments” below and let me know! I hope each of you have a wonderful 2017… thanks for stopping by! Be sure to Follow this blog so you don’t miss out on my exciting 2017 posts! Be sure to also check out the Giveaways & More page! Happy crafting! 🙂

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