The E-Team is excited to share in a fun blog hop with the Want2Scrap Design Team. If you are new to eclectic Paperie or Want2Scrap, here is a little information about these two creative companies. Each offer unique lines of products for all paper crafters.
eclectic Paperie (eP) is an online boutique for all who love paper crafts. There is an eclectic assortment of products, supplies, tools, and materials to assist you in your quest for creative expression. Stretch your basic paper crafting skills beyond simple scrapbooking and card making. Take the next step into artistic expression by "feeding your creativity" at eclectic Paperie. You keep up new product offerings by following eclectic Paperie on Facebook, Twitter, or the eP Blog.
Want2Scrap™ manufactures rhinestones lines including the Nestabling™ line that coordinates with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line. A variety of Nestabling and Nestaboard shapes correspond with specific Spellbinders™ Nestabilities™ die templates. Want2Scrap also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs. Follow Want2Scrap on Facebook and the Want2Scrap Blog!
The E-Team & Want2Scrap Design Team were on a mission to create some fun projects using the Nestabling, Nestaboard with any coordinating Spellbinders dies, too. Come blog hop with the two teams to see what kind of creative juices resulted.
- Daisy Sparks (The eclectic Paperie Blog)
- Broni Holcombe
- Latrice Murphy
- Linda Duke (Representing both Teams)
- Micki Harper
- Sherry Cheever
- Starla Nelson
The Want2Scrap Team:
- Want2Scrap Blog
- Heidi Blankenship
- Dana Gustafson (you are here!)
- Elise Durenberger
- Karen Taylor
- Linda Duke
- Mimi Leinbach
My project for this hop is a Christmas card. Usually I am pretty traditional in my color choices…red and green. But I do so enjoy pink and aqua as variations that I want to make sure to use this color combo for the holidays a little more this year.
For this card I used Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4, 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive, 72 Count - White Pearls - Self Adhesive, and Nestabling Heart Circles Hot Pink Rhinestones. If you are shopping with Eclectic Paperie today, be sure and check out their selection of awesome Want2Scrap products too!
In case you were interested, here is how I frosted my tree that glorious pink!
I started with my chipboard tree and two Acrylic Paint Tubes from EcoGreen Crafts. These generous sized, high quality, and GREEN paints are a dream to work with. I first painted and let dry a layer of Peony paint.
Next, brushing from the edges in, I frosted this tree with white for a cool and crisp effect. A layer of liquid glue and chunky glitter completed the effect on this tree.
Have you already fallen in love with German glass glitter? My sparkly lovin’ soul yearns for this wonderful supply to appear in my craft stash but for now, I’m faking it until I make it using a bit of alcohol ink and some chunky glass glitter from Stampin’ Up!
The technique is simple. Make a small pile of glitter and dot alcohol ink over the top.
Can you say YUM?? Once I had dripped my ink into the pile, I spread it out on paper and let it dry. The result??
A very vintage inspired aqua glass glitter using supplies I already had! Same as luscious German glass glitter? no. BUT a pretty great upgrade to the standard silver I already love!
Building holly leaves with my aqua glitter and 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive was a cinch! To make a sturdy piece I squirted a generous dollop of Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue on to a non stick craft mat and aligned my be-glittered leaves and 3 hot pink pearls and left it to dry. In the meantime, I turned my attention to making a tiny bling and pearl garland to hang on my card.
Using silver jewelry making thread and bling from Want2Scrap I quickly assembled the cutest little garland!
By sticking two bling together you can entrap the jewelry thread and ta-da! Garland galore!
Now that my holly assemblage was dry I was able to adhere it to my card and stash the extra glitter in a small zip closure bag…save that for another day!
I hope you are having a blast hopping along on the Eclectic Paperie and Want2Scrap hop. If you are following in order, hop yourself over to your friend and mine…..Elise Durenberger! Of if you started here, then please do scroll back up this post for a complete listing of all the wonderful crafty souls on this hop and give yourself a chance at awesome prizes by commenting everywhere you stop.
Good luck to everybody and thanks so much for coming by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my project and little how to’s!
Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4, 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive, 72 Count - White Pearls - Self Adhesive, and Nestabling Heart Circles Hot Pink Rhinestones, 72 Count - Hot Pink Pearls - Self Adhesive
Acrylic Paint Tubes from EcoGreen Crafts, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Paper: Papertrey Ink and KI Memories, Ink: Adirondack alcohol Ink, Glitter: Stampin Up! and Martha Stewart, Twine: The Twinery, Craft Supplies: silver doily, embroidery floss, silver thread, jingle bells, pom poms, buttons