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Way To Go!

Posted by Captain Crafter on 6:48 PM
Here's my card for my latest challenge. I chose to stamp 'Giddy Up' , and I think it still comes off being a 'Way To Go' card. I used Sahara Sand for the card, and Chocolate Chip and Cool Caribbean for the rectangular window. Most will recognize that I used Wanted and Rough Edge Alpha. Of all places to find nice ribbon, Wal-Mart, but they had this cool patterned grosgrain which works very well here. Last but not least a couple of brads to finish it off.

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Build a Brad

Posted by Captain Crafter on 8:58 PM






What do you do if you don't have the
really cool Build A Brad Kit from
Stampin' UP, well you make your own. To make them you need a large brad with at least 1/2" on the face, a 1/2" hole punch, crystal effects and a sanding block.

The first thing you need to do is sand off the paint around the edges of the brad(This is optional, especially if the brad is a nice colour). Next, you need to stamp an image that you are going to use for your project and punch it out. Now since we are using Crystal Effects (CE) you need something to hold the brad until the CE dries. I used a roll of two way tape to support the brad. The last step is to assemble the brad, first put a drop of CE on the face of the brad and add the image you've punched out. After that's done cover the top of the brad with CE and put it aside to dry. Now your done, simple.

This way of making a Build A Brad works, but I'm still going to get a package of Build A Brads soon. They're really cool and not as messy as my version.




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Weekend Sketch Challenge-Way To Go!

Posted by Captain Crafter on 1:33 PM

Here's this weekend sketch challenge. I decided to go with a simple layout this time, but, for this challenge you need to make a 'Way To Go' card. This is in honor of my friend Carrie (aka Artistic Avenger) who is going to be published in Take Ten Magazine. I think this is totally awesome!

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Making up for lost time!

Posted by Captain Crafter on 9:57 AM

Since I haven't posted a challenge for some time I thought I would give you all a doozie. What you need to do is make a Christmas card with the layout given, easy. Maybe not, you need to use stamps that are not related to Christmas and make them like they were intended for Christmas. The only Christmas stamp you can use is for the sentiment. That's it, now have fun. Also, you need to use traditional colours. Now, that's it.

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Thank You Carrie

Posted by Captain Crafter on 9:30 AM

I just picked up my latest order on the weekend from my friend Carrie. Before that she lent me some of her Christmas sets so I could get a head start on making cards for the holidays, and not having many Christmas sets on hand this was awesome to have her stamps to use. Anyway, getting back to my new stamps, one set is the Stem Silhouettes. I decided to make a set of thank you cards as a small thanks for lending me her stamps(Thank-you Carrie).

I decided to use a really simple design and then I used my word window punch for the sentiment. Next I used my Crop A Dile that my wife got me for my birthday to add a large eyelet and then I used some brown/white striped ribbon to finish the card off. If anyone is a bite afraid to use or get a Crop A Dile, you have to face fear and get it because it really is totally awesome.

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UHU-Purple Glue Stick Review

Posted by Captain Crafter on 12:02 PM

I received a UHU glue stick to review from Maria Filosa's UHU project. I was sent a colored glue stick made by UHU, I've seen this product in stores for some time and I have used it in the past. So far I've only used the glue stick on my cards and for that purpose it works extremely well. The glue goes on purple and dries clear, I really like this and I know most will agree because I can see where the glue is on my card stock. If you have put too much on you can see the purple glue and do something about it. The other advantages most people will like is it's non-toxic, washable and acid free. I only found one con for this glue stick and it's not a big con and it is that UHU should make the stick square, I really think that would be a good improvement and I would probably use it as my primary glue for card making. As is the glue is awesome, all the promises UHU states on the package are true. I've always found their glue does exactly what it says it will do.

I give it two thumbs up, it's worth buying.

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