Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blossom with the i-Top tool

Have you tried out our i-top punches before?
These are the punches that go along with the i-top tool to create the brads.
Check out how Amanda used the punches on her layout below!!

"Blossom" layout

I have a confession to make, I had never used my I top tool before this assignment! I have 3 little ones, and my scrapping time is usually in spurts, and I thought oh, those must take forever to make, I don't have time for that...boy, was I wrong!! The I top tool, is so fun and easy to use, and it makes very sturdy brads! I loved how easy it was to punch them through my paper, no piercer needed ( because again, who has time for that!), and you can make custom brads to suit your needs!! 

For my project, I decided to have fun not only with the brad maker, BUT with the i top punches also! I used all 3 sizes, to create a fun background for my project!

I love the fun look of these punches, and it helped me to add some fun pattern and texture to this layout. Then in the "open spots" I added in a mix of my custom i top brads, wood veneer, and rhinestones.  I kept the rest of the embellishing to a minimum, just a few pieces layered here and there for even more interest.

Then to make my journaling and title really pop, I adhered a few of my custom brads clustered there, it really helps to draw your eye in!

I have a new love in the i top tool, and it quickly went to the top of my must use list!!! :)

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Paper (Welcome Spring); Rhinestones ( Welcome Spring) i-top tool and punches.
American Crafts: Cardstock

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Perfect Vacation

Create a great layout with just a few layers of patterned paper, some brads and die cuts.  It's that simple!

Perfect Vacation

Hello!  It's Tracy here sharing my layout using the Perfect Vacation collection.  I layered pieces of the patterned paper along with two of the journaling pieces from the cut-apart page.

I also created my own embellishments using the I-Top tool.  This is such a neat tool because you can use your own patterned papers or images to create custom brads.  I used the patterned paper from the Perfect Vacation that has the geotags.  These brads are the 22 mm size.

The camera and arrow die cuts are from the Perfect Vacation die cut pack.  I added a few I-Rock gems in coordination colors.

Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation (patterned paper, die cuts), I-Rock, I-Top, Glam Rocks

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enjoy Life Canvas

Check out this stunning home decor canvas perfect for any room in your home!!  You could customize this to fit your own colour combinations, flower designs and sentiment.

Altered Canvas with Welcome Spring and the i-Top!

I think everyone should try an altered canvas at least once!  You can customize them anyway you like and they are fun to make.   Katrina here today, with a very flowery canvas and some step out photos of the i-Top tool in action!

My canvas measures 7in x 14in, so it wasn't convenient to cover it with paper, so I misted with a couple of different mist colors.  While they were still wet, I smoothed them out with a paper towel and came up with this peachy color.

Then the flower making began.  I wanted a variety of flowers, so I found a few different cut files for my Silhouette and went to work. 

The flowers needed centers, so this is where the i-Top tool came in handy! I could make coordinated centers for all my flowers in a few easy steps.

1. Punch out your center with the sized punched for your brad size.  Sit the brad top on the i-Top and then center your punched piece over the brad top.

2. Squeeze the i-Top tool, not too tightly, until the pink rubber cup has the brad top and punched piece pinched in it.  When releasing the tool, squeeze the cup to keep the brad top and center in the cup area.  You will then fold in the edges of the paper toward the center of the brad top.

3. Now, you will get the backing of the brad and place it on the same side that you started with the brad top.  It fits just perfectly on there.  Squeeze the handles together and this will seal your brad shut.  The brad will stay in the pink cup area until you manually take it out by moving the plastic cup up.  

I wanted to show that the brads are fun with pattern paper, but are also an elegant addition by just using cardstock as your brad paper.  

I arranged my flowers in diagonal corners to give some balance to the canvas, but each corner is a little different and has it's own touches.  

Also, to give your canvas dimension, layer multiple layers of foam adhesive behind your flowers and leaves.  This will give your canvas, not only some interest, but you will be able to tuck items in the space it creates.

Thanks for stopping by the Imaginisce blog today!  Have a great week!

Imaginisce-Welcome Spring (12 x 12 pad, Die Cuts), My Baby (12x12 paper); i-Top and Brads
American Crafts-Cardstock, Heidi Swapp Mists

Friday, July 25, 2014

Project of Choice

Throughout this month our Design Team were given the assignment to create any type of project that they desired. From cards, layouts, mini albums to home decor.  Whatever they wanted.

If you have missed seeing some of their work we'd love for you to check it out and leave a comment on the blog. They'd love to read your posts.

PLUS (and here's the good part!!  So keep on reading ....)  by leaving a comment on each blog post throughout the month of July you will be automatically entered into a GIVEAWAY that we will be having next week!!!!!

Oh that's right! A GIVEAWAY!!!

Next week we will be giving away an i-top tool and accessories to one lucky person.

So here's what you need to do:
- make sure to follow our blog
- follow us on Facebook
- leave a comment on the posts throughout the month of July
- start commenting NOW!!!
- contest closes next Thurs., July 24th, 2014 at 12midnight EST.

Check back next week on Friday to see who the lucky winner is!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Time

When was the last time you used scraps on your projects?
Check out Kelly's fabulous layout and how she used up some scraps to add detail and layers .

Summer Time

I love to use up scraps by layering them. But, it is even more fun to add extra detail to each piece. 

Here, I made one piece into a tag, another into a file folder, and gave another a notebook edge. Don't be afraid to get creative with your scraps...I've made some of my most favorite pages this way.

Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation ( Away We Go, This Way, Oh Snap, Memories Captured); Welcome Spring (Flutterbye)
American Crafts: Craft Cardstock, Baker's Twine, Daydream Thickers, Goodness Thickers (Black)


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