DIY Specialty Cardstock

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I wanted to share how I used contact to make my own specialty papers super cheaply. There is a cost breakdown at the end of the video below. I used many dies and stamps sets to make my cards so if you’re interested in cross brand card making this is the video for you!

For the first two cards I used two different Altenew sets for the sentiments and the die is from the Kaisercraft Rose stamp and die set used without stamping. Using a similar style I also made a card using the Tiger Lily Spellbinders D-Lite die. Last in this batch is a card using a Lifestyle Crafts die that I paired with some Gansai Tambi Starry Colours watercolor.

4 CAS Cards in a similar style

The next two cards use Kaisercraft dies again. The first is using the Circle Posy with a sentiment from the Inkadinkado Expressions set. My favourite card uses the Bouquet die with a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Mom + Me set.

The rainbow card is my fave

The next two cards have an ocean feel. One uses the mermaid from Kaisercraft and a spellbinders label die, the other uses a Fish from find it trading and sentiments from Kelly creates and Your Next stamp. Lastly I made a card with a balloon vellum background and sentiment dies from Crafti Potential.

I hope you enjoyed these cards using the DIY Specialty Paper, let me know your favourite below. I hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Valentine’s and Love Cards

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the Hedgehog Hollow December 2020 Box that has a strong Valentine’s/love theme. I ended up making two cards in the video and showed a bunch more I made at the end. You can see a previous box here and get your own box here.

For the first card I used Catherine Wheel and Storm Cloud Nuvo Shimmer Powders to make a background and then stamped the background stamp with the Clear Mark embossing pad. I then used Stampendous’ detail gold embossing powder to emboss the background and the sentiment strip with the little birdy and Love You.

Valentine’s and Love Cards

Bonus Cards

The next 3 cards are only shown in the video, I used the stencil from the box with some Distress Oxide and a blender brush. I layered a watercoloured floral heart over one, and added Altenew Build Rose flowers to the other two with sentiment strips. For the other card not made in the video I used the background I did make and layered 3 sets of the LOVE die I got from the range in England.

I made a mess…

This next card was messy! I started by stamping the heart ornaments across the top and colouring them with Nuvo Coral Alcohol Markers. I then embossed My Love with black Nuvo embossing powder and the hearts with Stampendous detail gold. Here’s where things went bad… I used the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add gold shimmer and it went everywhere! To cover the mess I used some DoCrafts Clear Dimensional Glaze to the hearts and cut an extra one to add over the mess in the corner.

I hope you enjoyed these cards using the Hedgehog Hollow December 2020 box. In the end I had fun making some of them even if I did get frustrated at my constant mistakes! Let me know your fave Below. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Papercraft Essentials Issue 181

Today I am sharing with you Papercraft Essentials Issue 181 and making a few projects mostly with the 3D embossing folder. This is the first 3D embossing folder in my stash!

I really like this 3D embossing folders versatility from Papercraft Essentials Issue 181 because the embossed side looks like gems and the debossed side looks like honeycomb. The honeycomb side made a great backdrop to the Elizabeth Crafts Buzzin’ Around stamps and dies. With a little Wild Honey Distress Oxide and some sparkly silver vellum the cards was complete.

3D Embossing folder and Elizabeth Crafts

The next two cards I ran with the Geo theme and used Tim Holtz’ Geo Springtime Butterfly die cuts for one card, blending out some more oxides in the background. Then I used Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet as my colours of choice and Happy Mother’s Day was heat embossed in white finished this card off. The next card has a background of Candied Apple Oxide and some Poppy Crafts Hexagons. The Hedgehog Hollows Finding Your Way Heart is stamped and embossed with Glacier White Nuvo detail embossing powder. The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps

Geo Butterfly and Heart Cards

The last card showcases both the Geo stamps and 3D embossing folder from Papercraft Essentials Issue 181. The fox was stamped with memento, Coloured with Copics in YR21 YR24 and YR27, then fussy cut out. The vellum looked so pretty as the bee wings that I decided to use a pale blue piece as the backdrop over the 3D embossing folder. I stacked a hello die cut and stamped foxy lady on a banner to finish off the card.

Foxy Lady card

I hope you enjoyed this look at Papercraft Essentials Issue 181. But my one criticism is that my embossing folder has almost split at the crease as a result of running it through the Cuttlebug a couple of times. Some box tape should sort that out because I really want to use it more! Let me know below which is you favourite card bellow. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

The Reject Shop Oh Happy Day 1

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the first of three Oh Happy Day collections from the Reject Shop. In the video I made 12 cards to showcase the first collection which is a rebranding of Pink Lemonade by the looks.

Each collection comes with 36 6″ papers, 2 of each design, 3D Butterflies, a 4 pack of sticker sheets and a packet of die cuts. There is also a 12″ pack of papers but my store sold out really quickly. Instead of the usual two of each die cut there was only one. Each of the four things I bought was $3 each.

11 Cards made with Oh Happy Day

I made 11 cards with the collection using minimal supplies from my stash. Tonic Frame dies, Poppy Crafts Double Stitched Circles and Stitched Hexagons. Rosie’s Studio Still Water stamp and die set and Birthday Mix Stamps. Honey Bee Stamps Sending You stamp set. As well as Archival inks in Jet Black and Aquamarine.

I hope you enjoyed these 11 cards using Oh Happy Day 1. Let me know below your favourite. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop and Giveaway

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am a part of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop with a group of very talented ladies! Please don’t forget to check them out after you watch my video, they are all linked below! I had the opportunity to use some Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi stamps for this hop. They are so adorable I even bought a couple of extra ones and there are loads more I want to buy. There is even a Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop giveaway

Firstly I made some tags for some yummy Caramel Tarts that I made using the Daffodil Block coloured with Copics. I also used my Heidi Swapp Minc to foil one of the sentiments from the Kitchen Sentiments set. I used some math to make the daffodils into tags, one was a little wonky but I fixed it.

Daffodil Block Tags

Next I made a card with the sweetest digi, Peek-a-Boo Sophie. She’s just so adorable! I coloured her with copics too and also used the Minc to foil a sentiment from the Sentiments For Him digi set. Some of the sentiments in that set are unisex so they worked very well here.

Peek-a-boo Sophie Card

Valentinne’s Projects

Turtles Heart Balloons Card

Then I made another card using the Turtles Heart Ballons digi coloured again with Copics. I used some Kaisercraft With Love paper as the background and my Kodamaru corner rounder on selected layers of my image and sentiment which was from Valentine Sentiments.

Top View of Treat Box

Finally I made a treat box to match the previous card using the same With Love paper. Valentine Bunny with Sentiment Digi was used here and I used Copics to colour it before fussy cutting it out. I used the Some Bunny sentiment that came with the rabbit and the For the man I love from the Valentine Sentiments and foiled them red with the Minc. For a little extra pizzazz I ran some sparkly red tape around the base of the box.

Valentine’s Bunny Projects

I really hope you enjoyed the Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop. Watch the video to find out how to enter the giveaway and to hop along with the other ladies. I will also add their links below.

All My Projects

Thanks for hopping by, be sure to hop along, bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop participants

Crafting While Caffeinated: https://youtu.be/Nccx12aPD9U
Multiplicity Crafts: https://youtu.be/Vcwqt49Sp0Y
Notable Ink: https://youtu.be/HWDZLE6fJho
The Joyful Soul Creates: https://youtu.be/mKi6vksA-PQ
My Creative Life: https://youtu.be/oMgo8olOBhw
RiCre8s: https://youtu.be/5vRfjm7PZp4
Crafty Pink Pixie: https://youtu.be/Hb0L6EV-Esg
A Card Day’s Work: https://youtu.be/Zkaw4IghBbI
Joanne Herbert: https://youtu.be/Gqns3HhtyFI
Creative Pixie Design: https://youtu.be/aCr8C1085XU
Jeanie Ellis: https://youtu.be/JA7OkenBoJo
You are here ->->-> Arty Crafty Alchemy: https://youtu.be/5n6C9ODUpIs
Faith Dream Create: https://youtu.be/r6bQfM6Tshs
Teris Mailbox: https://youtu.be/Mdr6VKyj0Uk
Debbie J’s Crafting Corner: https://youtu.be/rpL5AzJnvY8
Adrianne Galvin: https://youtu.be/opJT1tdhZp8
Craftivation: https://youtu.be/HTNDiLlIZ4w
Gather and Create: https://youtu.be/36GG4t4s7cA

Scrapbookingncraft Halloween Collab Week 2

  1. Hello fellow Alchemists,

It’s week two of the Scrapbookingncraft Halloween collab using the chipboard shapes I showed last week. A bunch of lovely ladies are getting their Spooky Halloween vibes going and I will link them all below. Please check them out, they are all very talented!

The Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel dies are really easy to use, the hardest part was choosing which papers to use… I chose some ghosts and eyeballs from the DCWV Spooky Halloween stack. I die cut the ghosts with one of Lawn Fawns Meadow Borders and then with the Reveal Wheel die to make it the right size. Something I had seen on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel.

I cut the eyeball paper with the Reveal Wheel die and layered the grass at the bottom. Then I misted the cat’s shape onto watercolour paper (probably why the shimmer disappeared) with Tim Holtz Black Soot followed by Heidi Swapp’s Colour Shine. I fussy around it and glued it slightly under the grass.

Halloween Reveal Wheel Card

I used stamps from Lawn Fawns Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments set to stamp the  wheel. After that I also stamped a sentiment on black cardstock with an embossing pad and used white embossing powder. Everything surrounding the Reveal Wheel is popped up on foam tape. Watching Lawn Fawns tutorial helped me get it right.

I hope you enjoyed this collab, please check out the other ladies linked below. Hope you are creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Host Channel Scrapbookingncraft

Alexis and Melinda Art Space

Wendy Mason

Heavenly Imaginings

You are here —>Arty Crafty Alchemy

BraveBlueRaven Art and Craft

Crafty Kylie

Joanne Leigh

Kaisercraft Haul With Rose Ave, Fairy Garden & Pen & Ink

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you a haul from Kaisercraft. There are planners, paper packs and lots of wood flourishes. There was one thing missing from my order and Kaisercraft has since sent it out to me. I may now own two seeing as I ordered one in my next order thinking they would just refund it haha…

I bought so much stuff! 50% off sales are dangerous! I got the large and small Seafoam planners. I am really not happy with these as the glossy paper branding strip sticks to them and leaves a mess! When I contacted them nothing was done… They just said we will pass the info along. UGH. A full review will be coming soon most likely on a new planner channel so keep your eye out. The small Lucky planner I bought as it was the only one I could see being used by a man.

I also bought some extras like the sticky notes and Belle sticker book.  I often use sticky notes for extra tasks and preplanning. The wooden shapes are really cute and I could not resist getting them. They match a lot of stuff I already own.

I got three paper packs, Rose Avenue a very pretty floral stack. Fairy Garden which I have wanted for the longest time. They don’t sell the ephemera or 6″ pads online unfortunately. Lastly I got Pen & Ink but it was a toss up between that and the Curiosity stack lol. They are both really nice vintage stacks. Don’t be surprised if Curiosity appears in the future!

What was your favourite thing I bought? I adore the paper stacks, they are just so beautiful. Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. See you next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

Scrapbooking n Craft Halloween Collab Introduction

Hello fellow Alchemists,

This week I am sharing with you chipboard shapes from Srapbooking n Craft. This is week one of a large collab so please check out all the other ladies.

Look at all those amazing shapes I got. I had a brainstorming session to work out what to make. Hopefully I do them justice! Check back next week to see what I make! Hope you are making some Halloween arty crafty alchemy yourselves! Please check out the other lovely ladies in the collab below. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Host Channel Scrapbookingncraft

Alexis and Melinda Art Space

Wendy Mason

Heavenly Imaginings

You are here >>>Arty Crafty Alchemy

BraveBlueRaven Art and Craft

Crafty Kylie

Joanne Leigh

 

Planner Sunday – 8th October Layout using Sunshine

Hello fellow Alchemists,

This weeks planner pages use The Reject Shops Sunshine collection. I believe this collection came out last year but I didn’t buy it til early this year. We had had a lot of hot sunny weather so I chose Sunshine, now it won’t stop raining!

As you an see I cut the bus in half. Don’t be afraid to cut your embellishments to make them fit your space! I really liked the bus but it was too big to fit on one day and leave enough room to write. Cutting it in half let me keep the space needed. Not only did I use colourful washi for the borders but I also used washi for my checkboxes this week. Do you have washi you could use like this?

I am seriously thinking about making a separate channel for planner related things. That way the crafty peeps don’t get spammed by my planner stuff and vice versa. Go create some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. Hope you enjoyed this weeks planning.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

24th September Planner Weekly Layout

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing this weeks planner layout using the Love Doki kit. Enjoy the video.

Hope you like the way this turned out. I think I am going to try and push the envelope and squeeze one more layout out of this kit by adding in some washi. Here is a picture of the completed layout.