Survivor: Craft Edition/Part 2

GraphicDesignHello everyone! I’m back with Part 2 of Survivor: Craft Edition! This will be the final installment of this two-part series. If you didn’t see Part 1 yet, I will link it HERE. Basically, this series is all about surviving your crafting game when supplies or tools may be scarce. So let’s jump right in!

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↑ How to survive with no STICKERS

Sometimes, a cute sticker adds the finishing touch to a card or envelope. But what if you don’t have a coordinating sticker on hand? Never fear… Xyron Sticker Maker is here!! (I know, that was cheesy). 😉 The Xyron can turn any cutout into a custom sticker. Too cool!


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↑ How to survive with no MOD PODGE

With gift-giving season (Christmas) coming up, you may want to decoupage your own handmade gifts. However, Mod Podge can be pricey. A great alternative is to make your own “Mod Podge” mixture using plain, white school glue and water. Add 1/3 water to 2/3 glue, mix, and that’s it! Note: This mixture is only appropriate for paper decoupage projects.


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↑ How to survive with no Gesso

If you enjoy Bible Journaling or Mixed Media, then you probably have Gesso on hand. However, what if you run out or don’t have any on hand? In this instance, Acrylic Paint works very well. I heard this tip from Monica with Because Jesus Bible Journaling. I tried it and yes, it works very nicely!


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↑ How to survive with no Gelatos

If you use Gelatos a lot but are looking for an affordable alternative, why not give Crayola Twistables Slick Stix a try?! I actually rave about them in my previous blog post HERE.


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↑ How to survive with no IMAGES

The perfect image is often the focal point of handmade cards. If you can’t quite find the right image to go with your card, try searching through old magazines or old calendars. If you find the images from magazines are printed on too thin of paper, you can easily back them with a little cardstock.


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↑ How to survive with no WATERCOLORS

Watercoloring has recently gained more popularity than ever before! If you don’t have any watercolor paints on hand you can make beautiful watercolored paintings using Distress Inks! Simply “smoosh” ink onto acrylic block or palette, add water, and paint!


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 ↑ How to survive with no ACETATE

Let’s face it… acetate is VERY expensive, but used often when making shaker cards. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, try overhead projector transparencies. You can get them at most office supply stores or online.


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 ↑ How to survive with no SHAKER ELEMENTS

If you enjoy making shaker cards, you probably have lots of sequins and other shaker elements on hand. But did you know that you can make your very own shaker elements using shaped punches, beads, and cutout images?? To read more, check out my previous blog post HERE and look under “Shaker Confetti” in the article.


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↑ How to survive with no COLORED RIBBON

Did you know that you can customize your ribbon to match other elements on your card?? It’s true! I originally saw this idea on Gina K. Designs YouTube channel. Simply use ink to dye your white ribbon any color! It’s a good idea to heat set the ribbon with a heat gun before use – otherwise, it may take a century or two to dry! 😉


↑ How to survive with no STENCILS

You can easily make your own DIY stencils using your Cricut Machine!! Simply have your machine cut out a series of shapes from cardstock and use the negative leftover paper on your mat. I like to cut a whole page of little circles for an awesome looking stencil!


 

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↑ How to survive with no CRAFTY INSPIRATION

To revive your crafty inspiration, follow this blog, of course!! 😉 I can also be found on social media with other images not shared here. I will provide links below:

Facebook          Pinterest          YouTube          Instagram          Bloglovin’

Thanks again for stopping by today! If YOU have any craft survivor tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. Until next time, have fun and happy crafting!!


Sources: gettyimages.com, scrapbook.com, cricut.com
*FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated a percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, at no additional cost to you. Your name/information will not be visible to me. I appreciate your support.

 

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Lisa Frank-Inspired Card & GIVEAWAY!

EDIT: This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

When I was younger, I absolutely loved the artwork by artist, Lisa Frank. My school pencils and folders were all covered with her art. She also has a few art pieces with animal print, which I love! So, the colors and print of today’s card are inspired by the artwork of Lisa Frank.

P.S. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!!

Custom Leopard Backdrop card

For the card we’re making today, you will need the following supplies which are linked below:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink          Sentiment Stamp

Rectangle Acrylic Block                  Distress Ink Mini Set

Sakura Brush Pen (Black)              Watercolor Paper

Gems or Sequins                               Glue Runner

Glue Dots                                             Scissors

Card Base                                            Cardstock

For full instructions, please refer to my YouTube video below:


Lisa Frank Coloring Book GIVEAWAY!

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I will be giving away a Lisa Frank coloring book to one of YOU! And guess what?? This contest is open internationally!! This contest will only be open for ONE WEEK so get your entries in before August 5, 2017 at 12am CST!  It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widget linked below…↓↓↓

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Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to share this post!!

*FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links at no additional cost to you. Your information will not be visible to me. I appreciate your support!

EDIT: GIVEAWAY WINNER CHOSEN AT RANDOM IS: Darlene H.  – Congratulations!

 

I’m a Fan of… FaveCrafts.com!

If you are a crafter of any type, you will love FaveCrafts.com! 

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Not only do they offer ongoing giveaways, freebies, and tutorials – but they support crafters by showcasing their work! I have two published articles on FaveCrafts.com so far and they have recently showcased my Bible Journaling on their social media platforms. That’s exciting for a crafter to have their work recognized! I would highly recommend submitting YOUR project!

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Click to see my most recent Bible Journaling feature!

The categories of crafts featured on FaveCrafts.com are not just limited to paper crafting. On the website, you will find tutorials about soap-making, doll-making, working with clay, knitting, painting, quilting, woodcrafts, and everything in between! The website is a great resource for tutorials, tips, tricks, and organizational ideas!

On FaveCrafts.com you will also find their blog, giveaways, craft store, craft videos, eBooks, and their Project of the Day! So be sure to go check them out – I think you will be very glad you did!

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