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Floral Stamped Journal

7-7-12 Kimberly Crawford Stamped Journal

 Floral Stamped Journal

Kimberly Crawford shares a great technique that lets you make your own customized stamps using Fun Foam and Spellbinders™ die templates from the new Jewel Flowers and Flourishes die templates by Julianna Hudgins (releasing at Summer CHA) from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts! Featured at Cardmaker Magazine.


Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2Craft

Spellbinders & Positively Me FaveCrafts + Cool2Craft Giveaway March 2012

March 2012 Spellbinders Positively Me Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2CraftWe are re-running one of our all-time favorite giveaways! Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

Get inspired to create amazing scrapbook pages, cards and more with these cool die cutting tools. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur is easy-to-carry, portable and compatible with popular die cuts from CuttleBug, Fiskars and Sizzlits.

This prize also includes Positively Me Dies by Julianna Hudgins. This inspiring line of shapes includes the Jewel Goddess, Grand Goddess, Baby Goddess and wire-work inspired hearts.

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

And while you are there, be sure to sign up for the Cool2Craft Newsletter. It’s the COOLEST!

Contest ends June 29, 2012.


2012 Logo C2C a creative community e1326591287152 Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2CraftLaunched in October 2009, the Cool2Craft TV channel broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Visit www.cool2craft.com to watch this week’s show via the LiveStream player. Visit our YouTube Channel for project and technique demo videos and check out our current programming schedule for upcoming LIVE-streaming events. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule. Sign up for the Cool2Craft newsletter.


How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins

Pink Goddess Pendant by Julianna Hudgins - Cool2Craft TV

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Julianna Hudgins shows how to make your own jump rings with the Beadalon Jump Ring Maker. Coiled wires and jump rings make a beautiful accent on Julianna’s Pink Goddess Pendant featuring her Spellbinders Goddess die shape. Alcohol inks add the vivid splash of color. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Julianna’s super cool How to Make Jump Rings YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Beadalong Jump Ring Maker
Artistic Wire – 18 gauge (color of your choice)
Beadalon Flush Cutter
Beadalon pliers: Chain Nose and Bent Chain Nose

Jump Rings 1 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins The jump rings are made with 18 gauge wire and the Beadalon Jump Ring Maker. With a wide variety of mandrels available – ranging from 4mm to 16mm, round and oval shapes – you can create just the jump ring you need.
Jump Rings 2 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Insert the end of the wire through the small hole in the base; fold the wire down to secure it.
Jump Rings 3 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Insert your finger into the large hole in the base and turn it clockwise, while steadily holding the mandrel and wire in the other hand. In this step, you can see that I have wound the wire about 10 times around the mandrel.
Jump Rings 4 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Once the wire is coiled, remove it from the base and cut the coil from the wire spool with the Beadalon Flush Cutter.
Jump Rings 5 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Next cut the first few loops with the Flush cutter. These rings will now be cut from the coil but you can hold them in place for the next step.
Jump Rings 6 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Turn the Flush cutter to the opposite side and cut the jump rings again just slightly to the side of your first cut.
Jump Rings 7 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Now you will have two straight-edge cuts on your jump rings so that they will fit perfectly together.
Jump Rings 8 How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins Use your pliers to gently work the jump rings closed. You should hear and feel the two pieces gently rub together when you do this step.You can make the right sized jump rings in the colors and plating you choose – any time you want!

Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2Craft

Spellbinders & Positively Me FaveCrafts + Cool2Craft Giveaway March 2012

March 2012 Spellbinders Positively Me Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2Craft

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In celebration of National Craft Month we have an awesome giveaway for you!

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

Get inspired to create amazing scrapbook pages, cards and more with these cool die cutting tools. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur is easy-to-carry, portable and compatible with popular die cuts from CuttleBug, Fiskars and Sizzlits.

This prize also includes Positively Me Dies by Julianna Hudgins. This inspiring line of shapes includes the Jewel Goddess, Grand Goddess, Baby Goddess and wire-work inspired hearts.

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

And while you are there, be sure to sign up for the Cool2Craft Newsletter. It’s the COOLEST!

Contest ends March 30, 2012.


2012 Logo C2C a creative community e1326591287152 Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2CraftLaunched in October 2009, the Cool2Craft TV channel broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Visit www.cool2craft.com to watch this week’s show via the LiveStream player. Visit our YouTube Channel for project and technique demo videos and check out our current programming schedule for upcoming LIVE-streaming events. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule. Sign up for the Cool2Craft newsletter.


Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins

Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - Cool2Craft TV

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Julianna Hudgins shares how to twist three strands of wire and create a wonderful wire medallion on the Beadalon Jig.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Julianna’s super cool Twisted Wire Medallion YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

22 gauge wire – approximately 36″ each color (I used amethyst, rose, lemon)
Artistic Wire Deluxe Coiling Gizmo by Beadalon (I used the bracket which comes in this kit)
Nylon jaw pliers
Wire Twister Tool by Beadalon
Beadalon Wire Jig
Jewelry wire cutter

Julianna Twisted 1 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Cut approximately 36″ lengths of each color and anchor one end of your wires to the Deluxe Coiling Bracket. In a pinch, you can also anchor your wires to the leg of a table. Just be sure it’s very stable because you’re going to be coiling your wires and you need this to hold!
 Julianna Twisted 2 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins I like to run my nylon jaw pliers along all the wires to remove any kinks.
Julianna Twisted 3 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins This is the Wire Twister Tool. You will also find some great close-up photos of this tool in action at this link.
Julianna Twisted 4 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Attach the end of each wire into a hole in the end of the Wire Twister Tool. (You can attach up to 5 wires for this step.)
Julianna Twisted 6 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Hold the tool steady in your hand with the wires taut and then begin turning the handle with the other hand. Keep turning and turning and turning until the wires break away from the tool. PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL with this step because the wire can snap up when it breaks away so use proper eye and table protection.
 Julianna Twisted 7 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Now that you have coiled your custom 3-strand wire, following the package instructions with the Wire Jig, place your jig over the pattern and place the pegs in the jig.
Julianna Twisted 8 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Follow the pattern guide to wrap your wire around the pegs.
Julianna Twisted 9 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins When you have completed the first pattern, remove the wire from the jig and place the last loop over the first peg. Repeat the wire pattern on the jig.
Julianna Twisted 10 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Continue to remove the wire from the jig and place the last loop on the first peg until you have achieved your desired pattern – or run out of wire!
Julianna Twisted 11 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Here’s an example of the pattern repeated several times.
Julianna Twisted 12 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins Loop the ends together to create a medallion shape.

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

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Tiffany Windsor shares her empowered goddess wall art featuring Julianna Hudgins new Spellbinders dies. Cut from soda cans, this wall art is bright, bold and textured. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

 Watch Tiffany’s super cool Soda Can Goddess Wall Art YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Julianna Hudgins Spellbinders Dies (available at your local scrapbook, craft and hobby stores. Visit www.spellbinderspaperarts.com for store locations):
LF-013 Jewel Goddess
S5-097 Jewel Treasures
S5-098 Jewel Stones
Soda cans
Craft knife
Scissors (I use dollar store scissors to cut soda cans)
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks (colors of your choice)
Jacquard Extender
Cosmetic sponge(s) (I cut each sponge into several pieces)
Craft wire (colors of your choice for jump rings and hair) or purchase ready-made jump rings
Pencil – for wrapping to create jump rings
Wire cutters
Round nose pliers

Tiffany Goddess 1 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Select soda cans that are large enough for the small goddess die. (I used Monster Drink.) Cut the top and bottom off with a craft knife and then cut down one side with scissors to create a flat piece. To help the soda can lay flat, roll the opposite way.
Tiffany Goddess 2 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Keep a hold of the tightly rolled can for a few seconds and then lay it back on your work surface.
Tiffany Goddess 3 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Prepare the die for cutting by placing on the silver side of soda can. Next place it between the Grand Calibur cutting pads and run through machine.
Tiffany Goddess 4 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Once you have cut your piece, leave it in the die and place it on the embossing pads and run through machine. Your piece will now be cut and embossed.
Tiffany Goddess 5 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Carefully remove the soda can from the die.
Tiffany Goddess 6 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Your piece should now look like this. If you want, you can add more embossing design detail with stylus.
Tiffany Goddess 7 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Lay shape on work surface and add inks.
Tiffany Goddess 8 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Dab inks with sponge to cover entire surface.
Tiffany Goddess 9 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Continue to blend.
Tiffany Goddess 10 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor If desired, add more ink colors.
Tiffany Goddess 11 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Blend together until you have achieve the coloring you desire.
Tiffany Goddess 12 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor If desired, spray Extender over the ink to create splotches on the color.
Tiffany Goddess 13 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Cut additional pieces from Stone die shapes and color with alcohol inks.
Tiffany Goddess 14 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor To create the head, cut a piece of soda can to the approximate size that you want the head. Place the Swirl die face down on the printed side and run through the embossing plates only.
Tiffany Goddess 15 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Remove die carefully to reveal the design. Use scissors to cut to exact head size. Color with alcohol inks.
Tiffany Goddess 16 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor To create jump rings, wrap wire around pencil. Cut every other loop to create a doubled jump ring.
Tiffany Goddess 17 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Punch holes at top and bottom of all pieces and additional holes for head.
Tiffany Goddess 19 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Join all the pieces together with the jump rings.
Tiffany Goddess 20 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor To create hair, use pliers to create swirls on end of wires. Insert through a punched hole and insert straight end up through another hole. Use pliers to create swirl in remaining end. Repeat until you have created desired wired hair effect.
Tiffany Goddess 21 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor Here’s a close up look at some of the designs!
Tiffany Goddess 22 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor More inspiration!
Tiffany Goddesses Pinterest e1327205025152 Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders Giveaway

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

1 16 12 Tiffany Soda Can Goddess v1 e1325290141346 Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders GiveawayI am SO thrilled to announce that my dear friend Julianna Hudgins is launching a new line of Spellbinders dies! WOOHOO!

As soon as I opened the packages I knew right away that I wanted to make a wall filled with these beautiful shapes! You’ll have to wait until Monday’s new Cool2Craft TV episode to see how I made my wall art but you can check out the shapes below! Julianna wanted to create an “Empowerment” line of dies with a purpose and to design a surface that people could journal on and this new collection is AWESOME!

But WAIT there’s more!!!

  • 125x125 AB Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders GiveawayGIVEAWAY! There’s an exciting GIVEAWAY at Spellbinders featuring a Grand Prize worth $1900.00. Make sure you get the Official Rules by visiting Julianna’s blog at www.juliannaproductions.tumblr.com.

 

LF 013 Jewel Goddess 250x300 Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders Giveaway
S5 097 Jewel Treasures 300x300 Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders Giveaway
S5 098 Jewel Stones 300x300 Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders Giveaway
Jewel Goddess (#LF-013) Jewel Treasures (#S5-097) Jewel Stones (S5-098)
These Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins dies can be found at your local scrapbook, craft & hobby stores. Visit www.spellbinderspaperarts.com for store locations.

Cool2Craft18 Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders GiveawayLaunched in October 2009, Cool2Craft TV broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Visit www.cool2craft.com to watch this week’s show via the LiveStream player. Visit our YouTube Channel for project and technique demo videos and check out our current programming schedule for upcoming LIVE-streaming events. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule.


Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins

Wire Bead

Wire Bead Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins

Julianna Hudgins loves working with Artistic Wire and the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo! One of her most favorite things to create is a double colored coil. Feeding two to three different colors of wire onto the coiling gizmo can be tricky but with a little patience you can achieve this dimensional look. In addition to the dice you could also wire wrap a domino! Now that’s super funky!  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Julianna’s awesome Funky Dice Pendant YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Artistic Wire 22GA Rose, Lemon & Tangerine 1 spool each
Artistic Wire 20GA Non Tarnish Silver 1 spool
Beadalon Deluxe Coiling Gizmo
Beadalon Silver Chain #340B-010
Beadalon Silver Lobster Clasp #315B-005
Beadalon Round Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters & Flat Nylon Jaw Pliers
Swarovski Size 20 Peridot crystals or color of choice 21 pieces
Lime Green Dice 1 each
E6000, tooth pics & paper plate

Click here to see additional photo steps for Julianna’s Funky Dice

Funky Dice Instructions 1 300x230 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Apply glue with toothpick to add the crystals to each side of dice in numerical order 1 through 6 as shown in photo. Let dry in between sides for at least one minute at a time depending on environment that you are working in. Set finished dice to side.
 Funky Dice Instructions 3a 300x112 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Using the Rose and Lemon colored wire make a coil using the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo with the second to largest rod 4 inches long. Remove coil from rod and only cut wires from bottom of coil.
 Funky Dice Instructions 3b 300x148 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Insert Tangerine wire into bottom of coil and let coil slide down wire.
 Funky Dice Instructions 4 300x213 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Wrap end of Tangerine wire around second to largest rod handle and make a coil about ½ inch long.
 Funky Dice Instructions 5c 300x236 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Slide original rose and lemon colored coil up to meet rod and wrap around handle.
 Funky Dice Instructions 6b1 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Guide the coil up and over the rod by pushing the handle of rod forward and by guiding coil with thumb and pointer finger.
 Funky Dice Instructions 7a 300x212 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Continue to wrap coil on rod until coil is complete. Finish end by making a matching ½” long tangerine coil at end.
 Funky Dice Instructions 8 300x217 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Remove wire bead from rod and cut off from spool. Cut wires from top.
 Funky Dice Instructions 9b 300x222 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Holding wire bead by small tangerine coils gently stretch wire bead apart being careful not to distort shape.
 Funky Dice Instructions 10b 300x214 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Cut a piece of non tarnish silver wire approx 8″ long. Using round nose pliers make a loop at one of wire.
 Funky Dice Instructions 11a 300x210 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Insert straight end of wire through tangerine coil.
 Funky Dice Instructions 12b 300x230 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Insert wire through dice.
 Funky Dice Instructions 13 300x217 Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins Insert wire through top tangerine coil. Using round nose pliers make random loops with excess wire.
Add pendant to chain with lobster clasp.

New Inspiration For Princess Headband

Julianna's Blog 3-10-11 Hero

I am having so much FUN with my Luminarte paints and Petaloo Color me flowers. In fact I could not resist completing the leftover flowers from my Inspirations by Julianna segment and making an additional headband for Rich’s niece Aubry. She turns 5 this month and I thought this would be a perfect princess headband.

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In the process of completing this project I realized that I was going to need a faster drying glue. So I broke out the glue gun and put the headband together in no time at all! The original instructions for this project called out for Aleene’s Thick Designer Glue which I totally LOVE using but as mentioned I needed a quick drying glue so I could get her gift in the mail ASAP!

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To help me out I used Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza’s NEW Hot Glue Gun Helpers by Plaid. This kit ROCKS! Everything you need to protect yourself while using a glue gun. The kit includes a 14.6″ x 11.5″ mat which is a great amount a space to work on, paddle, press wand, tweezers and finger caps.

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Until next time, Live Life and Laugh a lot, Jewels

Hope I’m Not Bugging You Card by Colleen Schaan

Hope I'm Not Bugging You Card by Colleen Schaan

Colleen Schaan Card Hope Im Not Bugging You Card by Colleen Schaan

This adorable little lovebug of a card features a simple blending technique with Copic Markers. Designed by Colleen Schaan and featured on Inspirations by Julianna TV, this super adorable handmade card delivers a perfect pick-me-up message for someone special!

 

Materials:

Card stock:       X-Press It Blending Card (Imagination International Inc.)

Raven, Kisses, Candlelight (Bazzill Basics Paper)

Stamps:           Ladybug Set – Pure Innocence (My Favorite Things)

Dye Ink:          Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Other:              Copic Markers, Black Multiliner (.Too Corporation)

White button (American Craft)

Black cotton cord (Canvas Corp.)

Polka-dot ribbon

 

Measurements:

Black card base – 8.5 x 5 (folded)

Red card stock – 4 x 4.75

Yellow card stock – 4 x 1.5 (2)

White card stock – 2.5 x 4 and scrap piece

 

Coloring Instructions: (Watch Colleen’s how-to video on this project!)

1.      Stamp image with black ink onto white card stock.

2.      Color the hat and body red (R22/R24/R29)

3.      Color the spots and shoes black (N0/N2/N4/N6)

4.      Color the skin (E00/E11/R02/BV00)

5.      Color the wings (Y21/0 – colorless blender)

6.      Add ground  (E11/E13)

7.      Add dots to shadow body (E00/R00/N0/N2)

 

Assembly Instructions:

8.      Stamp sentiment with black ink onto scrap card stock and trim apart.

9.      Mat sentiment, image and yellow card stock pieces with black cardstock.

10.  Attach red card stock to card front.

11.  Adhere yellow strips over red layer.

12.  Attach image to right side of layered card front.

13.  Attach sentiment pieces to left of image.

14.  Color button red (R24) and thread with black cotton.

15.  Attach bow to upper-left corner of image and place button over center of it.

16.  Doodle frame around image and faux stitching around card base.