A little TuTu-orial

Many of you already know that I have two little girls, so “girlie” projects abound here at ScrappyCanuck Studios.  Well, today is no exception.  My oldest daughter (nicknamed “T.T.”) turned five earlier this month, and she is my dancer extraordinaire! So it seemed fitting to have “T.T’s Tutu Birthday party” this year, and I have some fun projects and even a tutu-orial for you!

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When I had the chance to be a part of the final round for May Arts Design Team call, I immediately knew that I wanted to play with some of the beautiful new tulle that is available in three different widths and all sorts of pretty colours! So let’s get started with a little tutorial to show you an easy technique to create a faux tutu!

(Can you tell that I had a head cold??!! ;))

This is a great, easy technique that you could use in all sorts of ways!

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…like some fun tutu treat containers filled with white chocolate popcorn (each container used approximately 3 yards of tulle)!

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…or even around a simple fondant cake to add dimension and texture (and to hide a variety of decorating boo-boos).

Once I get my hands on some more of this gorgeous tulle, I think I’ll make T.T. a little “tutu” to wear around her bun!  And while ballerina-themed projects are a perfect fit for this technique, think about how cute this would be with fairies and even princess decor!

Well, that’s it for me today.  I have a couple of other projects I created for the party that I’ll share with you next week (click here for a link). I hope you’ll come back to check them out!

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May Arts Ribbon used in projects:

 

 

Pop-Up Box Card Tutorial

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I am so excited to share a new tutorial for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps with you today!  You know that I LOVE interactive cards, so it probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that I have been having so much fun playing with pop-up box cards lately.  I made one not too long ago for my youngest daughter’s third birthday, so I thought it would be great to create a tutorial for you, creating a pop up box card that folds into a standard A2 size (my favourite size for cards).

box-card-kimmie-closeupOkay, now there are all sorts of stamps and embellishments that work well with this style of card, but I am going to argue that this new set from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps called Monster Hugs is just about as perfect as it gets!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Coloured and fussy cut stamped images.  I used three from Monster Hugs.
  • Piece of 9 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock
  • Piece of 3 3/4″ x 2″ cardstock
  • 2 pieces of 5 1/4″ x inch pattered paper (I created one in white so I could write a message)
  • 6 pieces of 2 3/8″ x 2″ patterned paper (I used 2 different patterns – 3 pieces each)
  • 3 pieces of 2 3/4″ x 2″ patterned paper.
  • Adhesive
  • Thin strips (approx. 1/4″) of clear acetate or coordinating cardstock

Now I know that sounds like a complicated list to start with, but it really is quite an easy technique.  Here’s a little video to show you how to pull it all together:

So there you have it!  I hope you’ll give this technique a try – you won’t be sorry!

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Demonstration time – Copic hair and skin colouring

Hair-fullToday, I am braving the world of video colouring demonstrations! Why? Well, because when I was hanging out at the last Kraftin’ Kimmie release party, a lot of ladies mentioned that they would love to see some colouring.  So, since it was my turn for a tutorial for Kimmie, I figured I would give it a go!  And while I am certainly no Copic or colouring expert, hopefully this little demo will inspire you to get out your colouring tools of choice and get crafty!

The stamp featured in the tutorial is from the Once Upon a Time 3 set, and the paper used for the card base is MME.

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Kard Kit Krazy – a video preview and tutorial

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It’s time for NEW STUFF!  We’re kicking off the December Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release with our brand NEW December Krafty Kardmaking KIT!!

Check out everything you get in this month’s kit:

  • Six 6×6 kraft cardstock bases (precut and prescored) featuring Bazzill cardstock
  • SDecember Kit 1ix 6.5 x 6.5 square white envelopes
  • Twelve 6×6 patterned papers – 2 of each of 6 different designs featuring the Day to Day Collection by Doodlebug
  • 8 6×6 coordinating coloured cardstock sheets (green, yellow, red, turquoise) featuring Bazzill Card Shoppe 100 lb Cardstock and regular Bazzill
  • 1 sheet of Doodles Seals Cardstock Stickers!
  • 1 sheet of Mini Doodle Pops 3D Cardstock Stickers
  • 2 different coordinating Doodlebug Washi Tapes on wooden spools
  • 2 yards each of brown/white twine and blue/green twine!
  • 1 Sakura Stardust gel pen!
  • YOUR CHOICE of any $8 stamp from ANY of our lines of stamps….including the new ones!!

I decided to team up the adorable Lola Lollipop stamp with the kit this month for a fun centre step card.  If you’ve spent any time here at ScrappyCanuck Studios, you’ll know that I love Doodlebug patterns and colours, so I had a blast working with this month’s kit!

Now I know you might be thinking – that doesn’t look like the card base in the kit, but I assure you that all the materials used for the card, including the base are from the kit.  Here – check it out!

This fantastic kit will be released on Saturday night at our LIVE online release party starting at 6:30pm EST on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Facebook page, along with all of our new stamps being previewed this week – oh, and a bunch more from me featuring the materials from this kit!

Now hop around and check out the SIX awesome cards that the Krafty Girls have made to inspire you!

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by! Kard-Kit-dimension