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181  Super Simple Table Placecards - featuring Elmer's products in Elmer's Products by Mountains and Clouds on: November 01, 2012 11:30:06 AM
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Super Simple Table Placecards - featuring Elmer's products

In my family, we don't really have specific spots where we sit, (and I don't think anyone really cares who sits where) but I think the idea of making placecards is fun.



Making these is super simple.  Here's what I used:


  • Cardstock or paper
  • X-ACTO 12" Self Healing Mat
  • X-ACTO 9" Paper Trimmer
  • CraftBond Dot Runner (or gluestick)
  • CraftBond Gel Pens (I used metallic)
  • A black pen (I used micron)
  • Bone folder or smooth object for creasing

Use your X-ACTO paper trimmer to easily cut an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock or paper into quarters. (They will be 4.25" x 5.5")



The handy thing about this paper trimmer is the scored grid work surface.  I used the grid to score my paper at 1.75", 3.5", and 5" from the end.



Crease the end with the short flap, and the one adjacent to it. (I like to use my trusty bone folder!)



It should look like this:



Then, flip the paper over and draw your design on the uncreased square (there should still be the little score from before - we'll need that!). Make sure the folded sections are down, and try to leave about a half inch of space above your picture! (I used CraftBond metallic gel pens - they show up really well on dark paper!)



(I ended up outlining my design with a black pen to help it pop on the dark paper.)



Now, get your X-ACTO self-healing mat and Gripster Craft Knife and cut around the top of your design (above the score).  Make sure you don't cut along the score, because then your placecard will fall apart!



When you've cut the whole "pop-up" length, carefully fold down along the score and away from the design.



Then, crease that last flap backwards.



Run the Elmer's Dot Runner along the small flap, and stick to the top flap to make a triangle.





Done!



If you don't have much room to store these, you can make them all up ahead of time, and don't glue them together until you need them. The Glue Dot Runner makes it super easy to stick them together easily and fast!



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182  Colorful Shrink Plastic Buttons! - featuring Elmer's products in Elmer's Products by Mountains and Clouds on: November 01, 2012 11:29:19 AM
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Colorful Shrink Plastic Buttons! - featuring Elmer's products

Colorful buttons can add a special touch to any project, and they're easy to make using Elmer's Paint Pens and shrink plastic!



What You'll Need:
  • Elmer's Painters Markers
  • Shrink Plastic
  • Sharp Scissors (such as X-ACTO Precision Tip)
  • Hole punch



Start by cutting large-ish circles out of the shrink plastic. (About 2.5 times bigger than you want your buttons to end up!) If you want your buttons to be consistent in size and shape, it's a good idea to make a stencil or find something to trace.  

I wanted varied buttons that didn't need to be perfectly round, so I just went with whatever the scissors did!

Then, use the hole punch to make holes in your button.



Use the Elmer's Painters pens to color the buttons however you want.  If you want an opaque look, you can color the whole thing!  (I like when there is some transparency.)  I think it's fun to color on both sides to create dimension when the plastic shrinks.  (Try not to make the paint too thick -- it puffs up a little bit when it bakes!)



They are super-addicting to make....



Then, stick 'em on a foil-covered pan and put them in the oven (as per package instructions) for 3 minutes.  I like to use the little toaster oven because it heats up really fast without using too much extra energy!



I ended up making lots of these, kind of by accident.  Anyone want some buttons? : )




Here are some of my favorites:


Alright, off to make more buttons!!
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183  Moveable "Purple People Eater" ATC - featuring Elmer's products! in Elmer's Products by Mountains and Clouds on: November 01, 2012 11:27:53 AM
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Moveable "Purple People Eater" ATC - featuring Elmer's products!

My first swap on Craftster was the Ongoing ATC swap. In fact, I only participated in the ATC swaps for nearly my entire first year of swapping.

In ATC swaps, in addition to making cool art, sometimes I try to find ways to make the cards interactive. Here's how you can make a not-so-tricky pull-tab ATC!





Materials:
  • X-ACTO 9" Paper Trimmer
  • CraftBond Glue Stick
  • X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors
  • CraftBond Double-sided scrapbook tape
  • X-ACTO Gripster Craft Knife
  • X-ACTO Self-healing Cutting Mat
  • Foam Craft Tape
  • Scrapbook Paper (small amount)
  • Cardstock (small amount)
  • Elmer's Painters Pens (optional)

For this, I used some old pieces of scrapbook paper:



Using the handy X-ACTO 9" Paper Trimmer, cut out two ATC-sized sheets (2.5" x 3.5"). One will be the background.  



I like to use the second one for my "moving object." (I like to start with an ATC size for the front part, because I can visualize how the drawing will fit on the actual card-- and  I can make sure it will fit on the card!)



Start drawing a picture for the moving object on your ATC. For now, make a picture that is two parts -- one will be stationary, and the other will move close to and away from it.



I used a black pen and an Elmer's Painters marker for this little guy.



Then, using some scissors, such as the X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors, cut out the object, and use the CraftBond Glue Stick to stick it on some cardstock.



When the glue has dried a bit, cut out the pieces with the X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors!




Now, let's go back to the background paper... You need to cut a "track" in it to guide the moving part when the tab is pulled. This is super easy with the X-ACTO Gripster Craft Knife and the X-ACTO Self-Healing Mat.



(I admit, I pretty much eyeball everything, so I do not have exact measurements. Feel free to measure more accurately in your version Tongue)

Now, let's make a pull tab. It's best to use the same pattern paper as your background, since some of the tab will be exposed. Again, I use the handy paper trimmer to cut a piece not quite as wide or tall as an ATC.



I then fold it roughly in thirds, although it doesn't need to be exact.



(I like to use my bone folder to make the creases nice and neat, but you can also use the handles of scissors or anything else smooth and hard.)



Then use your trusty glue stick to hold down the flaps to make the pull tab nice and sturdy.



Now you can crease one end (the "pull" end) of the tab, and cut out a hole the same size as the end on the background sheet of paper, using your X-ACTO Gripster Knife and Self-healing mat.



Turn the background sheet over, and lay the pull tab over the cutouts (the position where it will eventually be).



Now take out some foam craft tape and cut some narrow strips (with some sharp scissors such as the X-ACTO Precision Tips!) to use as pull tab guides inside the card.



Place the tape around the pull tab, and go ahead and create a border around the whole card. Get some cardstock ready.

It's a really good idea to get another scrap of your background paper, and use the glue stick to adhere it to a piece of cardstock. It doesn't need to be as big as the card, but it should be bigger than the pull tab guide hole.



Stick the whole taped background on the cardstock, making sure the pattern shows through the hole in the front!



Cut around the edges with your sharp scissors!



Slide in your pull tab (it should go in easily).



Now get your object pieces ready. Use CraftBond Permanent Scrapbook Tape to easily stick the non-moving part on the background. (Make sure it's only stuck to the background, and not the pull tab too!)



Then, cut out a small piece of foam tape and (with the tab fully inserted) place it at the top of the tab in the guide.



Pull the tab down a little bit....



...to make sure the top piece lines up correctly when you stick it on!



Moveable ATC complete!
Now, you just need to add your finishing touches and you have an interactive ATC!

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184  Altered Photos featuring Elmer's products! in Elmer's Products by Mountains and Clouds on: November 01, 2012 11:26:59 AM
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Altered Photos featuring Elmer's products!

Do you ever have those random photo prints that didn't quite turn out right? Maybe they're blurry? Or maybe you just want to spice them up with a little more color or pizzazz?



Grab your Elmer's Painters and Gel Pens, and go!!



I used the old fuzzy print like a Paint-by-Number with Elmer's Painters Pens, finding similar colors and blocking out different areas I wanted to "fix."



You can choose to color the whole print, or just pick some focal objects to highlight... Voila!



The Elmer's Gel Pens also work rather well on photo prints. Once they dry, they don't smudge and I especially like how the metallic pens keep their shimmer and it doesn't rub off!



I used the gel pens to accent just the palm trees in this shot!



Happy altering!
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185  Aloha Magnets - featuring Elmer's products in Elmer's Products by Mountains and Clouds on: November 01, 2012 11:25:56 AM
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Aloha Magnets - featuring Elmer's products

I had these little tiny canvases sitting around that I had made a while back, using primed canvas sheets and one-inch wooden tiles.  Every now and then I have gotten them out to make a miniature painting or whatever, but this time, I decided to make a little series.



Materials:
  • Tiny canvases, or small wooden tiles covered in paper or canvas
  • Micron pen or permanent stamp pad and alphabet stamps
  • Elmer's Painters Sherbet Swirl Markers
  • Elmer's Gel Pens
  • Elmer's CraftBond medium size glue dots
  • Elmer's Scrapbooking Double-sided tape
  • Magnets

This was mostly an experimental project from the start.  I was super excited about the Elmer's Painters pens and was looking for things to paint.  I started off by coloring on the canvases in a splotchy pattern and smudging it with my finger a bit.



I didn't get too many in-progress shots, because I was playing around with materials.  For the lettering, I had started off with alphabet stamps and a normal waterproof inkpad (which was a bad idea!).  The letters promptly rubbed off, so I traced over the shadows that remained with a micron pen.  I had also tested the ink around the edges, which also rubbed off, giving it a nice vintage-y look.

I also added some little swirls with Elmer's Neon Gel Pens to add a tiny bit more color.

To finish up the back, I cut some inch squares of scrapbook paper and stuck them on with a couple pieces of Elmer's double-sided scrapbook tape.  Then I used the Elmer's glue dots to attach a magnet to the back of each.



Since the first attempt at the lettering made me a little paranoid about the letters rubbing off, I coated the tiles with a quick layer of resin.

Yay!

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186  Re: Falling for Autumn Rd 2 GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: October 29, 2012 05:28:09 PM
Received from likls!



This loverly hoop!  (Haha, "Wisconsin in the Fall."... I grew up in Wisconsin and miss autumn there)

We also decided to throw in some snacks, so she sent some "cashew crunch" from a local candy store.

Thanks, likls!
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187  Re: Little Visitor 16 Gallery - Halloween and the Winter Holidays in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: October 28, 2012 08:35:45 PM
Ooo I love that Dali bench!! So cool!

Last night we had fun waiting for a tsunami to hit the islands coming from Canada.

(It turned out to not be so severe after all, so we eventually went to bed!)

Today, Rupert came with me to play in a Royal Hawai`ian Band concert at a big fancy hotel on Waikiki Beach.
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188  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - October 2012 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: October 22, 2012 11:13:25 PM
Ooo that Alaska card is pretty!

I got some cards to add--- yay!

from Mariak for "Autumn:"

we don't get "fall" leaves here, so this makes me happy!

From BelleMorte, for my "I dream of Jellyfish" theme, I received two cards!!

They're both so colorful-- love them!

And, the cute card she sent them in, and a lovely blank!



From LaChapa, for my "moon on a string" theme:


It's pretty cool!  The moon is only hanging from that little string, and it turns over!


eee!  I love them all!  Thanks so much, you guys!!
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189  Re: Little Visitor 16 Gallery - Halloween and the Winter Holidays in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: October 21, 2012 03:26:27 PM
Oooo I love Anuenue's CRAZY hair on the viking ship!!

And Giles looks like he's having so much fun!

Yesterday, we brought Rupert up Koko Head (technically Koko Crater) for the sunrise.  It's a pretty short "hike" (more like a climb) up an old steep railroad track.  We always go super early in the day because it gets reeeeeeally hot later on.
Rupert was excited about the sunrise over the ocean.



Then, we went swimming in Hanauma Bay, a nature preserve nearby (which is in the real Koko Head...)

As always, more pics in my LV blog!
http://www.mountainsandclouds.com/ruperts-excursion-craftster-lv-swap-r16.html
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190  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - September 2012 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: October 17, 2012 11:40:08 PM
Oh wow, I don't know how I've missed this gallery lately!  So many wonderful cards!  I have one more to add!

from Jillybeans for my jellyfish theme!

(plus some extra papers-- yay!!)

Thank you, Jillybeans, for the card and for being an AWESOME ORGANIZER!!!
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