Happy Halloween!!!

Welcome fellow OCS fans.  Tuesday has rolled around again and before we know it school will be in full swing in a couple of weeks.  For my post today, I have another Halloween stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps called Standing Witchy Poo with Kitty.

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Supplies used:

There is still time to play along with this month’s Fall/Halloween challenge for a chance to win 2 High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice.

For any crafting supplies you need you can find them at One Crazy Stamper, and for High Hopes Stamps, you can find them at the High Hopes Website

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day and try and find some creative time.

Hugs;

SueBerkley_w

Happy Halloween

Hi Fellow Crafters;

It is mid August and before we know, a new school year will be starting.  This means that Halloween will soon be here.  For my post today, I have used the adorable Angel Bear Pumpkin from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

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Supplies used:

There is plenty of time to enter this month’s Fall/Halloween challenge for a chance to win two unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice.  For any supplies that you need or  want, check out Lora’s OCS store both online and the brick and mortar.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

Trick or Treat….

Another week has gone by and it is Tuesday again.  Hope you are enjoying the summer as it will soon be back to school time.  For my post today at One Crazy Stamper I have used this cute Halloween stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps called Boo Crew Border.

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Supplies used:

  • Stamp: Boo Crew Border, Trick or Treat Greeting (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: Pumpkin: YR04 – Chrome Orange, YR07 – Cadmium Orange, YR02 – Light Orange; Witch:  E0000 – Floral White, E000 – Pale Fruit Pink, E00 – Skin White, R20 – Blush, E25 – Caribe Cocoa, E27 – Africano, E31 – Brick Beige, E33 – Sand, E35 – Chamois, N0 – Neutral Gray No. 0, N1 – Neutral Gray No. N1, N6 – Neutral Gray No. 6, YG05 – Salad, YG03 – Yellow Green; Cat:  W00 – Warm Gray No. 00, W1 – Warm Gray No. 1, W03  – Warm Gray No. 3; R00 – Pinkish White, BV04 – Blue Berry, BV02 – Prune; Ghost:  C00 – Cool Gray No. 00, YR07 – Cadmium Orange, YR09 – Chinese Orange; Bat:  R46 – Strong Red, T0 – Toner Gray No. 0, T4 – Toner Gray No. 4; Shelf:  E33 – Sand, E35 – Chamois
  • Ranger Stickles:  Crystal

There is plenty of time to enter this month’s Fall/Halloween Challenge for a change to win a prize.  For any supplies that you need or would like, check out Lora’s stores — One Crazy Stamper, both online and the brick & mortar.  While you checking don’t forget to look at all the Pre Orders.

Until next time, Happy Crafting;

 Hugs;

SueBerkley_w

August Challenge — Fall/Halloween

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Hope you have all been enjoying your summer.  As it August 1st, we have a brand new Fall/Halloween challenge here at One Crazy Stamper.  For the month of August we will be using older High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

For my post today, I have used Pumpkin Patch (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).  I stamped the image on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

pumpkin_patchSupplies used:

  • Stamp:  Pumpkin Patch (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
  • Paper:  Watercolour paper
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Pumpkins;  070 – Orange, 040 – Green, 046 – Mid Green; Grass:  040 – Green, 046 – Mid Green; Sign:  065 – Mid Brown, 075 – Brick Beige, 062 – Dark Brown, 052 – Bright Yellow, 070 – Orange; Flowers:  021 – Light Carmine, 026 -Light Pink; Crow:  010 – Black, 091 – Light Gray, 097 – Pale Gray, 901 – Gray Tint, 029 – Geranium Red; Other:  302 Haze Blue
  • YNS Gumdrops:  Apple Green

Please join the OCS Fall/Halloween challenge this month.  For any supplies that you need or would like, check out Lora’s One Crazy Stamper store; online as well as the brick and mortar.

Until next time, happy crafting

Hugs;

SueBerkley_w

 

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Hi Fellow Crafters;

This is the last week for our “Christmas in July” posts here at OCS.  For my post today, I have used the adorable Santa’s Sleigh Ride from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

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Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Santa’s Sleigh Ride and Here Comes Santa Claus! (Sentiment) (both are High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers:  Santa:  E0000 – Floral White, E000 – Pale Fruit Pink, R20 Blush, R59 – Cardinal, R29 – Lipstick Red, R27 – Cadmium Red, T8 – Toner Gray No. 8, T7 – Toner Gray No. 7, C00 – Cool Gray No. 00; Sleigh:  R46 – Strong Red, R29 – Lipstick Red, R27 – Cadmium Red, N6 – Neutral Gray No. 6, N4 – Neutral Gray No. 4, N1 – Neutral Gray No. 1, G46 – Mistletoe, G29 – Pine Tree Green; Sack: E41 – Ivory, E43 – Dull Ivory; Reindeer:  E29 – Burnt Umber, E27 – Africano, E25 – Caribe Cocoa, Y28 – Lionet Gold; Other; BG32 – Aqua Mint, BG34 – Horizon Green, B0000 – Snow Green
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  00 – Clear, 03 – Red
  • Miscellaneous:  Faux Snow (Art Institute); Rhinestones

There are still a few days left to enter this month’s “July in Christmas” Challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice.

Until next time, Happy Crafting

 Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

Noel, Noel…..

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Another week has gone by and I hope you have been enjoying the summer heat.  OCS challenge theme this month is “Christmas in July”.  For my card today, I have used an older High Hopes Rubber Stamps called Christmas Carolers.

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I added some Be Creative Sookwang Tape around the border of the image and then added some Frosty Mint glitter from Glitter Ritz on top.  The background paper was foiled with Gold Reactive foil from Heidi Swapp.

I have been wanting to do some quilling for quite some time, since taking a couple of quilling classes last year.  This is the first time, I have made a quilled snowflake.

Supplies used:

There is still time to enter this month’s “July in Christmas” challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice.  For any supplies that you might need , check out Lora’s OCS store.

Until next time, enjoy the summer and happy crafting.

Hugs;

SueBerkley_w

Merry Christmas

Hi OCS Fans;

Tuesday has rolled around again, and continuing with this month’s challenge “Christmas in July”, I have used an older High Hopes Rubber Stamps called “Snowman Ornament“.  I paper pieced part of the ornament.

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Supplies used:

There is still plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge “Christmas in July“, for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of  your choice.  For any supplies that you might need or want, check out Lora’s OCS store.

Until next time, happy crafting;

 Hugs,

SueBerkley_w

Christmas Joy!

Hi OCS Fans;

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend with family and friends.  Now that school is out for the children, summer is in full swing.  As we are halfway through the year, and before we know it Christmas will be here.  To get a start on the Christmas cards, OCS‘ challenge this month is “Christmas in July“.

For my post today, I have used an older High Hopes Rubber Stamp called “Christmas Joy Snowy“.  After cutting the image, I added glitter around the edge and some Faux Snow at the bottom.  The background and snowflakes were foiled using the Heidi Swapp Foil Applicator and holographic reactive foil.

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Supplies used:

You have plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge which is “Christmas in July“.  For any supplies that you either need or your project or just plain want visit Lora’s OCS store; online & brick and mortar.

Until next time, happy crafting

Hugs;

SueBerkley_w

July Challenge – “Christmas in July”

Hi OCS Fans;

As today is July 1st, this means that school is out and summer has officially started as well as being Canada Day.  It is also means that we have a brand new challenge here at OCS which is “Christmas in July”  For this post I have used an older Christmas stamp called Jolly Old St. Nick from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

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Supplies used:

You have plenty of time to enter this month’s “Christmas in July” challenge for a change to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps.  For any supplies that you might need, do check out Lora’s OCS store; both online and the brick & mortar.

Until next week, enjoy today’s Canada Day holiday with family and friends.

Hugs;

SueBerkley_w

Heidi Swapp Minc Tutorial using Toner Sheets

Hi Everyone;

For today’s post, I have a tutorial using the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine.  By using the Minc, a foil effect an be added to any project that you are working on.  Besides using products by Heidi Swapp, that are ready to be run through the Minc with foil, you can also use the Toner Sheets to cut out dies, make a background and more.  This post will be concentrating on the different ways these Toner sheets can be used.

Make yourself a coffee or tea and while drinking it browse through the tutorial that I have for using the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator and the Toner Sheets.

1.  Supplies

The Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator, comes in two sizes (regular and mini) and is very easy to use.  The two buttons at the back of the machine are the on/off switch and the other button is a forward/reverse switch. The gold button on top of the machine has the numbers 0 – 2 on the left hand side and 3 – 5 on the right.  These numbers are the various heat settings. The bottom left hand corner is the Transfer Holders and the bottom right hand side are the Toner Sheets.

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Below are some of the Heidi Swapp Reactive Foils, which come in an assortment of colours. that can be used.

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2.  Dies

Below are some of the dies that I used.

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Sentiment and Red Foil.  The sentiments were cut with a Toner Sheet using the Big Shot.  They were then placed in the Transfer Folder and a piece of red foil was cut to size and put over the sentiment with shining side up.  The Transfer Folder was then closed and smoothed out, so that there are no wrinkles.

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Once the machine is turned on, the heat setting is chosen by pressing the gold circle button.  Keep pressing it to you get to the desired heat setting.  The recommended heat setting for the Toner Sheets is 3.  This is indicated on the back of the package in the upper right hand corner.  The transfer folder is then fed through the machine and will come out the other side.

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This is the end result after it has been foiled.  Top is the foiled sentiment and the red foil below is now the negative of the piece of foil.

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I used a Holographic Foil with the Create-A-Flake die. Each die was foiled and a white brad was added to the center of all the pieces to create the snowflake.

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create_a_flake_foilThe example below is using the die called Labels 46.  The frame on the left was foiled in silver and gold was used for the insert.

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3.  Negative Effects

Once an item has been foiled, the left over foil can be used again.  This can be run through the machine and what foil wasn’t used in the original would be used this time.  The foil on the left is the negative of the original that was foiled.  The Toner sheet is on the right hand side.

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I used the Mint Reactive foil to do the original foil. The green in the sample on the left is the foil that was not used in the original. Once that had been run through the machine, I then used the Rose Gold foil to foil what was still showing black.

negative_effect_foil4.  Silhouette and SVG Files

The Silhouette will cut any image using the Toner Sheets instead of  cardstock.  The settings that you used will be the same as for the cardstock.  I used the Happy Owl and Tree Stump SVG files, along with the Happy Owl and Tree Stump stamps from the High Hopes Spring 2016 Collection.  The SVG cuts were foiled with the Champagne Reactive Foil.

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5.  Tips

 While doing this foiling, I became aware of some minor issues that did not have a good outcome.

 Any piece of foil that has a mark or a crease will show as a black mark after it has gone through the machine.  If there a white spot on the Toner Sheet it will end up as a black mark.  Before using the Toner Sheet, I used a dry swifter sheet to wipe any white spots or dust away.

If you find you are getting some black marks on the foiled item, lower the heat setting.  After a while, the machine gets very hot.

Make sure that your scissors are sharp and have a smooth edge, so that you obtain a nice clean cut.

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Black marks on the finished product.

tipsLeft over foil or small pieces that haven’t been used should be stored in a sealed container.  This will help to keep the dust away and not damage the foil.

This is only a small portion of what can be done with the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator.  Make sure you check out Lora’s OCS store to see what she has available for Heidi Swapp that can be used with the minc.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and stay tuned for Friday as there will be a brand new challenge starting for July.

 

Until next time,

Hugs,

SueBerkley_w