Tabs - Tutorials


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stamped Charm Tutorial

Find this tutorial in full and many more wonderful projects in Issue 5 of the Whimsy Magazine here

                     Stamped charm tutorial

                 by Tammy Louise

for Whimsy stamps Magazine

Stamp your favorite small rubber images on DP of your choice

Apply the label to the box and insert your warming gift

Handmade by TLC box
Misc DP 
Notables Sentiment by Raindrop Echo w/Whimsy
Notables Elegant Die by Raindrop Echo w/Whimsy
Winter Notable Stamp
Stamping Up Wire

Momento Ink Black
Ranger Distress Ink
Royal Coat Dimensional Magic liquid by Plaid

Findings clasps
Jump rings
Beads and Silk Ribbon from stash


Stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape EZ line of digital forms and shaped product lines like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's that help you make the project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape EZ Cut files available today!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vellum Christmas Card Tutorial

See through Christmas Bear! + Tutorial

Today's project

Acetate Card Tutorial
by Tammy Louise

Supplies needed:
Paper Trimmer
Scor pal
Pop up dots
Staz on Ink any colors
2 eyelets American crafts Silver
3M Write On projector sheet cut to 5 1/2 x 11
Two small Stock squares  2 3/4 "
Two Larger Stock squares 3 1/2"
Stamped image

Stamp a small spotty image to front of Acetate

Open the card and Stamp on the inside sheet toward the edges
Place the card back together and I used silver snow flakes to fill in the enpty spaces
Place brads through the front of the card and run ribbon through and tie in the front of the card

color the image and I distressed the snow flake

I used Nestabilities Label 1 (two white and two larger in blue)

Place the smaller white label downward in the center of the larger blue label for the writing area 

Apply the next larger blue label in the same fashion on the back of the front cover with pop dots facing up
Difficult to take photo

Little better view

I've glued the snow flake and button over the knot of the tied ribbon.  Sentiment added and the project is complete!  I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and try an acetate card, their a little difficult to photo but a dream to make!  Thanks for joining me!
Tammy Louise

Ingredients I Used
Image is Teddy Bo #101
Stampin Up stamps
Recollections Sentiment
Raindrop Echo Designs "Holiday mini stamps" at Whimsy Stamps Store
Mini Postage stamp die by Raindrop Echo Designs w/ Whimsy
Ribbon from stash
Snow Flake 7 die Cheery Lynn
Copic sketch
Gelly roll "Clear Star"
Pentel Sunburst Med gel white pen
Stormy Sky Ranger Distress Ink


* Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity. 
Walter Dill Scott 

Stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape EZ line of digital forms and shaped product lines like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's that help you make the project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape EZ Cut files available today!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Waterfall Card Tutorial for Top Tip Tuesday!

Waterfall card Tutorial

double sided tape runner
Scor tape
2 brads
circle punch
Scor pal
paper trimmer
Guilded Christmas Dove 

Stock paper cut to 4 ¼ x 11 (card base)
Score the card in half to total 4 ¼ x 5 ½
Design paper is cut to 4 x 5 1/4

4 squares from light Stock Paper cut to 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 (for image)
Dark stock paper for framing lighter paper cut to 2 x 2

A strip of coordinating stock paper cut to ¾ x 4 (pull tab hold bar)

Dark stock paper cut to 2 x 9 (for pull tab)

Stamp or print and cut out your images on the Light 4 squares, color them in
I used copics Signo White pen and Jelly Roll "Clear Star" pen
Tape the images to their darker stock frames

Score the long strip at 2”,  2 ¾”, 3 ½”, 4 ¼”

Apply the Design paper to the Card base
Connect the small ¾ “ strip to the lower section of the face of the card with eyelets
Insert the un=scored end of the 9” strip under the ¾ inch stock paper

Place a 2” long piece of score tape in the middle of the top of the ¾ “ strip of stock
With the unscored end 9” strip under the ¾ dark holding strip, fold it forward and attach it down onto the sticky tape

From the bottom going up, adhere each of the squares to the 9” strip just under the score line

Use a 2” circle punch and snip out a small portion of a circle in the center of the bottom of the front of the card

Staple the ribbon to the bottom of the 9" pull tab centered
I added a button over it, distressed the edges, and added a silver metallic stazon sentiment

I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and give it a try, it's quick, inter active and fun to make!
Tammy Louise

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Distress and Acrylic Paint

Tutorial from October Whimsy Magazine!

Find this and much, much, more in the Whimsy Magazine issue #4 here

It's my turn to share one of my October Whimsy magazine projects today!  I picked up several of these fabulous ready to paint  frames from Hobby Lobby and made family Christmas gifts as well as Craft sale projects too!

Create the Backdrop Painted Frame

Whimsy "Welcome Baby Die"
Bow Easy Tool
DP for leaves by Reminisce
McGill 7 leaf punch
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Design w/ Whimsy
Frame~ Plaid square 7x7 inch

Plaid Acrylic Paint
Distress Crackle paints: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, 
Memento black ink
Ranger Distress ink Spiced Marmalade, antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Mod Podge

Whimsy Circle Pearl Ribbon Slide
Fern ribbon WOC
Tulip Beads in a bottle white
Gold wire Christmas Ribbon from Hobby Lobby


Even Wisdom can come from inspiration

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tutorial on Masking Distress

The Beauty of Spring!

I've been going outside of the box a lot lately but today I thing I've gone right past the box and onto the floor with this one! I went from digi image onto white paper to spotting Ranger Distress in in two different colors by hand with a distress sponge.  But before that I thought it would be an ideal look if the shape of leaves were masked off first.  So I played it by ear and went for it and in the meantime, I took loads of photos.  I hope you get inspired to try it and enjoy it as well!  

I have to warn you, It's really messy!  But a ton of fun!

Removable tape runner on leaves

Spray from up to 8 inches away to cover pad and combine colors

Be sure to get close to leaves to enhance their shape

dry first then remove leaves and add highlight color

Bazzill Stock " French Vanilla"
Tim Holtz Distress tool
McGill Punch "leaves"
Martha Stewart "leaves"
Image is "Spring Beauty" ~Dragon Designs
Sentiment was saved under Marion with Create TLC

Sentiment on Front

Sentiment inside

Copic Markers for altered flowers
Ranger Distress Ink:  Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, 
Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar
Tattered Angels glimmer mist "Saphire" and "Meadow Green"
Smooch "Nautical Navy" and "Shabby Pink"
Signo "White"

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers/ altered
Rope Ribbon from stash
 Prima Flowers "Ameruse Duchessmix"

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Tutorial on hand made 3D butterflies sewn

Written tutorial w/photos

Hand punched flowers
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Thread and needle
embossing wand for curling

I can walk you through easy steps however,

1.  French Knots ~ basic cross stitch
a. up through the bottom of the flower
b.  wind the thread around the needle 2 to 6 times
c.  put needle through the same hole back down from the top.
d. take flower to dp and sew thread down then up for the next flower, gives the border flower cluster look naturally then tie off.

2.  Back Stitch ~ basic cross stitch
a. at the head of butterfly, sew up through the bottom, 
b. 1/8th inch back toward the tail of the butterfly down, 
c. then 1/8th inch farther toward the tail up again, 
d. then backwards 1/8th inch toward the head.  
e.  Continue to the end of the tail or near the end so your last stitch is down and tie off.


Stickles and gems from Bo Bunny

Finished product!

Those that put the time in can get our money out!
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Friday, March 25, 2011

New Tutorial Arrivals

Hello Again,

There may not be a lot of followers to this portion of my Blog home, but you all really are deserving of these next few finds! 

The exploding Fairy Box, the Circle card, the Beautiful and inspiring Birthday card.  All of them master pieces I want to share from their perspective creators.  Please always follow blog etiquette and give credit where credit is due by linking back to their origination's and then get crackin!  I know I will.  hehe

I also follow a ton of candy on the "Candy" tab above and the Challenge tab has numerous fun and rewarding challenges and the most recent post is one I think I want to leave up top until I complete every days worth of challenges I enter for both my reference and for a great start up sheet to get reference info from for all of you. 

Thanks for visiting,
Above is my special boy!  Autistic and beautiful in every way my little Christian Dean!

This was the "Worlds largest hug" campaign in Belleville MI and that adorable teen is my girl Sammantha.   We encompassed her entire High School withing the volunteers of our community for donations to Charity.  A proud and happy moment.

Share what you can with them. . . while you still can!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Ribbon Rose by TLC

These Ribbon Roses are created from textured or satin ribbon as well as organze, the tighter the ribbon is wound around the beginning knot, the smaller the flower will be.  The flower generally uses 24" of ribbon.


Why pay someone else if you have the means to do it yourself?

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Friday, February 11, 2011

My training courses and/or Tutorials for the craft

~Learn something new everyday~

~Never stop learning~

~Knowledge is power~

~Share what you've learned~

All of these things will make us wiser, stronger, and better equipped to face our world every day.  My daddy always says that you never know who you can be or what you can accomplish unless you try!

Hope you've learned something today!
Thanks for stopping by~