Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Challenge Winner

Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

This months winner will be sent a Paper Smooches stamp set and the winner is:

 #2 -Melanie Ann MacKenzie

Melanie, please email lora at onecrazystamper dot com to claim your prize.

Check back tomorrow for our new monthly challenge and another chance to win!

Friday, February 27, 2015

New High Hopes Image: Precious Princess

Hello and Happy Friday!!! Today I have a very sweet card to share with you, hope you like it....
 Supplies Used:
* Image: High Hopes Stamps, Precious Princess
* Sugar & Spice Sentiment: High Hopes Stamps Sentiments
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* 3D Pop Dots
* Flower Soft, Extra Fine Black
* Spellbinders:  Classic Squares & Heart Frames
* Zig Glue Pen
* Queen & Co Bling
Paper: Carta Bella 6x6 Paris Girl Paper Pack

Here is a closer look at the Precious Princess to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Bow: R85, R83, R81
* Cat:  T4, T2, T0, RV23, RV21, R22, R21
* Other:  I created a soft fuzzy pillow for the princess to rest on using Flower Soft Extra Fine Black.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please check out the OCS Store for the above listed stamps and supplies =)

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Make Me Smile

The last Thursday of the month has arrived and a new month is just around the corner, but you still have a couple of days to enter the challenge here at One Crazy Stamper to win a fabulous prize.

My card features another adorable High Hopes image called Favorite Honey Bear which I have stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copic Sketch markers.  After fussy cutting the image I placed it on the card front that features Simple Stories dp, Prima flowers, pearls and a hand written sentiment.
Card Recipe
Bear - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Browns - E25, E27, E29
Pinks - R81, R83, R85
Honey - E30, E31, YR23, YR20
Greens - YG93, YG95, YG99

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Accordion Style Card Holder and Card Organizer Holder Tutorial

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Wacky Wednesday is here again and there is definitely a chill in the air.  It seems that a record will be set for this month as being the coldest February on record.  Instead of a card for my OCS post today, I have a tutorial for two different styles of card holders or as a possible recipe holder.  The first one is an Accordion Style Card Holder, that I saw on SplitcoastStampers originally done by Jane Matsumoto.  The second one, is from InkStainswithRoni blog and is done in a completely different manner and is definitely more fiddley to do. 

Both of these holders will hold 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards and or recipes.  Either one can make a nice gift for someone special.

So make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take a few minutes and have a browse.  I hope you find this useful.  My next little project will be to create something that will hold cards between 5" x 5" to 6" x 6".

Accordion Style Card Holder



Supplies used -- this can be done with one sheet of 12" x 12" double side patterned cardstock as well as one sheet of  8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock.

The 12" x 12" cardstock was cut to the following sizes:
  • 1 piece of  6" x 12" patterned paper
  • 1 piece of  4" x 6" patterned paper
  • 2 pieces of 3 3/4" x 4"patterned paper
  • 1 piece of 2" x 6" patterend paper
  • 3 pieces of 3 7/8" x 5 1/2" white cardstock
  • 3 circles approximately 3/4" each in white cardstock (instead of a circle punch I used the 2nd smallest Spellbinder Standard Circle die)
Other Supplies:

Step 1:
Score the 6" x 12" patterned paper at 4 1/2", 6 1/2" and 11".  This will form the base.

Step 2:

Score the 4" x 6" piece of patterned paper at the 2"mark and fold in half.  Use the decorative edge punch on one end and attach this piece along the scored 1" section of the base with Scor-Tape.

Step 3:

Score both pieces of the 3 3/4"x 4" patterned paper every 1/2" across the 4" side.

Step 4:

Crease the scored lines well and attach the accordion pieces to the sides of the base.  Take care to line up right along the edges of each panel.

Step 5:

I forgot to take a photo showing where the ribbon should be added.  Scor-Tape is added to the seam underneath the top flap (decorative edge) and attach the ends of the ribbons about 1 1/2' from each end.  The 2" x 6" piece of patterned paper is adhered to cover the seam and the ends of the ribbons.

Step 6:

I used some peel off stickers to add as labels to the circles and adhered the circles to the backs of the 3 7/8: x 5 1/2" cardstock pieces, which are then inserted into the accordion slots.

Step 7:

I attached a Hook and Loop Fastener Tab (Tombow) to the front panel. 

Card Organizer Holder

This card organizer was seen on InkStainsRoni's blog here and is much more fiddley to make.  The basic organizer users 2 pieces of 12" x 12" heavy cardstock plus design paper.

Step 1:

Cut one piece of the white cardstock in half so that there are 2 pieces of 6" x 12".

Step 2:

Using one of the 6" x 12" pieces of cardstock, score at the following at the following measurements of 2", 4 1/8", 9 1/8" and 11 1/8".   If using the Scor-Pal, score at the 2" mark and fold.  Slide the fold over to the endge and score at the 2 1/8" mark and fold.  Slide this fold over to the edge and score at both the 5" and 7" marks.  Once all the folds have been done at the score marks, this sheet of cardstock will form the outer covering of the organizer.

 Step 3:

Cut the second sheet of cardstock at 7" x 12.  Score the 12" side at 1", 3", 9" and 11".  Turn the cardstock to the 7" side and score at the 1", 3" and 6" marks.

 Step 4:

Turn the second sheet of carstock so that the 12" side is at the top.  There are 3 small sections, in each of the bottom corners that need to be trimmed away: - a 1" square in the corner with two 1" x 2" rectangles as show.

Step 5:

Fold the 1" flap along the top down and just tack it down.  Fold the 2" square flaps down and apply adhesive to each.  Stand the 12" piece up and adhere the 2" square flaps to the 2" x 3" sides.  The inner container is beginning to take shape -- apply adhesive to the 1" flaps.

Step 6:

The container slides into the outer shell of the organizer as shown.  Add adhesive to the bottom and 1" flaps to the organizer.  Cut a 4" x 6" piece from the original piece of cardstock that was set aside and adhere it to the 1" flap of the organizer shell.  A pocket can be added in the decorating stage to hold postage stamps.

Step 7:

I added the designer paper at this point, but I really wonder if it might have been easier to do that before everything was adhered together. 

I attached a Hook and Loop Fastener Tab (Tombow) to the front panel and inside the lid flap.

I hope you found this useful.  Until next time, keep crafting and remember to stay tuned for Sunday, when OCS will have a brand new challenge.

Lots of  Hugs,

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friends Are Like Flowers

Hey Hey crafty peeps! Terrific Tuesday is here!! I stamped my image with versamark, embossed it, and then coloured with tombow markers. I added a lovely decorative border die, some embellies and beautiful flowers. I decided to venture outside to bravely photograph my card in the snow yesterday, it was freezing but worth it for the natural light.

Now its your turn to create something and join in on the OCS fun, you can enter our challenge right here!

Supplies- Garden Fence(High Hopes), Memorabilia Chipboard(Teresa Colins), Memorabilia Brads(Teresa Colins),  Lost and Found Two(MME), Engraver Flowers(Prima), Distress Ink-Walnut(Tim Holtz)

Tombow Markers- 491, 528. 985, 993. 177, 195. 969, 977. 772.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Berry Nice

 My little berry friend, sure does make me laugh, and I hope you like him as well.  My card is for our challenge here at One Crazy Stamper.  February challenge is Red, White and Diecut.  Please play along with the design team, and Lora has wonderful prizes as well as a wonderful array of supplies in her store.  Thanks again for stopping and please play along with our challenge, till next time happy crafting.
 Supplies: Cardstock-red, white, xpressit copic, flowers, spellbinders, stamps-HH berry nice, 3D foam, Simple Stories-Pattern Paper, Copic Markers-E35, E31, E37, E95, Y28, R29, YG95, YG99, Wink of Stella.

Friday, February 20, 2015

New High Hopes Stamps Image: Tea forTwo

Hello and Happy Friday!! I hope everyone has been staying warm this week.  I hope this card may warm you up a little....

Here is a look at the inside, I have not yet decided if this will be a just because card or a birthday card so I have left it black so far in side....
 Supplies Used:
* Image: High Hopes Stamps, Tea for Two
* Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps, Special Times Spent with a Friend
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud & Rich Cocoa
* Mini Blending Tool
* 3D Pop Dots
* Papers: Echo Park 6x6 Bundle Of Joy Paper Pack - Girl
* Spellbinders: Labels 9
* Scalloped Boarder Punch
* Chocolate Cardstock

Here is a close up of the image to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Tea Cup: R85, R83,R81, RV10, C3, C1, C00, 0
* Tea:  E47, E44, E42
* Mice:  RV11, RV10, W5,W3, W1, W00
* Ground:  W3, W1, W000, 0

I hope that you enjoyed today's card.  You still have time to enter into this month challenge, we'd love to see your creations!!!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Berry Merry Day

Thursday has rolled around again so that means it's time for me to showcase a card for One Crazy Stamper, and today I have another adorable High Hopes Rubber stamps image.

This is Beary Wishes that I have colored with Copics - the bear received the terry towel technique to add texture to the fur.  I colored the card front with a blue Copic marker to resemble clouds, then cut out two clouds that have the sentiment hand written on them.
Bear - E13, E15, E18, Colorless Blender
Shirt - B0000, B000, B00
Balloons - R00, R01, V0000, V000, G000, G00, B000, B00

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Have a Great Day!!!

Hi Fellow Crafters;

I hope you all had a good Family Day and enjoyed the time with your family.  The weather is finally warming up for a change after the cold weekend.  Here at OCS, we are having a "Red, White and a Die" challenge and the design team are using the January release of High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

For my post today, I have used the adorable Favourite Honey Bear.  I coloured the image with the Spectrum Noir Pencils, added Ranger Distress Ink to the image.  I hand wrote the sentiment as I didn't have a suitable sentiment.  The hearts were coloured with a red Stella of Wink, and the clear was used for the honey and flower centers. The mesh was from my stash.

Supplies used:
There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge for a chance to win a prize pack from OCS.  If you are in need of some retail therapy, check out Lora's brick and mortar and online OCS stores for some amazing products and prices.

Until next time, keep crafting up a storm and enjoy yourself. 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Excuse Me Miss

Check out this little miss cutie pie I have for you all today, I coloured her with prismacolor pencils and paired her with the perfect little Miss Collection from Bo Bunny. I also got to use a few of my new dies including these super cool hardware hinges that I picked up at OCS this weekend.

Have a awesome and crafty day!

Supplies- Little Miss Springtime(High Hopes), Little Miss Sunshine 6x6(Bo Bunny), Hardware 1 Hinges(Elizabeth Craft), File Tab Die(YNS), Tiny Stitches(YNS), Walnut Stain(Distress Ink), Bakers Twine(American Crafts), Double Dot Jewels-Mocha(Bo Bunny), Antique Rose Rhinestones(Kaiser), Wink of Stella-Clear(Zig), Tiny Tulips(Memory Box), Doilies(Bo Bunny)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Ladybug Love

 Thanks for checking on me, and what I am creating for our February Challenge here at One Crazy Stamper.  Red White and Diecut.  I do hope you can enter your creations and be inspired by the talented design team as I have been.  Also stop by Lora's store and restock your supplies.  Till next time Happy Crafting!
January Blue & White and an Embellishment Challenge

Friday, February 13, 2015

New High Hopes Image: Takin' a Break (Part 2)

Hello and Happy Friday!  This week one of my great friends (also she was my Maid of Honor) celebrated her 40th Birthday.  We met in High School, we share the same name with the same rare spelling and we both LOVE cows -  and this is the card that I made for her....
 I know what you are thinking, hey she used this image already- well yes I did and I just wanted to show you that not every cow has to be black & white.  At the end of the post I will show you my two "Takin' A Break" cards side by side so that you can see that this image is so easily used with different colours and that they look completely different.

Here is a look at the inside of the card....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Takin' A Break
* Inside Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps, Thinking of You & Smiling
* Inside HB Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps, Bold Happy Birthday
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Spellbinders: Labels 8
* Memento Inks: Rich Cocoa (stamped the cow & HB) & Rose Bud
* Distress Inks: Vintage Photo
* 3D Pop Dots
* Papers:  Carta Bella 6x6 Giddy Up Boy & Girl Paper Pads
* Glue Dots

Here is a close up of this amazing cow to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Light Brown:  E43, E42, E41, E40
* Dark Brown:  E49, E47, E44

As promised here is a look at today's card as well as my previous Takin' A Break card.  As you can see the stamp looks totally different just by changing the colours and switching the dark and light areas - this stamp is a must have for any stamper - sooooo fun to play with!....

I hope that you enjoyed today's post and I would love to hear from you.  Don't forget to pop over to to purchase your Takin' A Break stamp!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!