Sunday, August 10, 2008

Project Tutorial - Suncatcher

Faux Sun-Catcher Wall Art

Supply List:
Paper plate, dinner size (roughly 8 inch plate)
Acrylic paint: Apple Barrel
Patterned paper: Club Scrap
Card stock: Club Scrap
Rubberstamps (all images and sentiments): Club Scrap
Rubberstamps (alphabets): Lost Coast Designs
Distressed inks, Vintage Photo: Ranger
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder: Top Boss
Gold Accent Pen
Gold Floss: DMC
Beads: Bistro Beaders/Club Scrap
Bottle caps: Club Scrap
Glossy Accents: Ranger
(3) Shower Curtain rings: PlumbShop
Eyelets: Joann Scrap Essentials
Ribbon: Offray
Fibers: Stylecraft Safari Fibers
Seed bead needle
Picture frame hanger
Ultimate Crafter’s Pick Glue
Hole punch, 1/8th inch
Fiskars circle cutter
Heat gunRubber mallet or Sizzix machine with attachment
Circle punch


1. Take plain paper plate, paint it base color. Let Dry
2. Take image stamp and using versamark ink and rubberstamp just the edge of the plate. Use gold embossing powder and heat with heat gun to emboss.
3. Take Gold accent pen and run along edge of entire plate.
4. Cut 6 inch circle, adhere to bottom of plate.
5. Cut 3 inch circle of photo, and a 3.5 in circle for photo mat (ink edges). Adhere both to bottom of plate on the 6 inch circle. Photo circle is about 3.25 inch in center of mat.
6. Cut a 7 inch circle, then cut another 4 inch circle in the center of the 7 inch circle. Ink all edges.
7. Now to get ready to do the faux sun catcher, cut a 4 inch circle out of a scratch piece of copy paper (thin paper, rather than cardstock). Fold the circle in half. Fold this in half again. And one more time. Unfold and make a little tick mark at each of the fold lines. Now make another tick mark half way between each of those tick marks, for a total of 16 tick marks.
8. Place the template into the center of the 7 inch circle in the 4 inch circle, with the back side of the 7 inch circle facing up. Now transfer the tick marks onto the 7 inch circle.
9. Use the hole punch and punch at the ticks marks, about 1/8th of an inch from the center.
10. Take DMC floss and tape the end to the backside of the circles. Use a seed bead needle, thread up through your first hole, add some seed beads, count to the right to the fourth hole and thread down to the back, come up through the next hole to the right. Repeat process until each hole has two threads through it, one up and one down. Tape off end on backside.
11. For bottle cap title. Flatten bottle caps using a rubber mallet or Sizzix machine (with the Sizzlets attachment). Punch a circle to fit inside bottle cap, ink edges and rubberstamp letter. Fill bottle cap with glossy accents and set punched letter into it. Cover the punched circle completely with glossy accents. Let dry, takes a while, usually overnight works best.
12. Attach 7 inch circle to the paper plate using Crafter’s Pick glue. Let dry.
13. Cut small strips of ribbon and staple to the paper plate. Create a title block with coordinating cardstock and using rubberstamps.
14. Uses Crafter’s pick glue to adhere the bottle cap title to plate, let dry.
15. Take shower curtain rings and cover with versamark and dip into embossing powder. Emboss with heat gun. Cover all three rings entirely, turning them from silver to gold.
16. Take shower curtain rings and trace around them on a piece of color coordinating cardstock. Cut three of these, just a tad bit smaller than the tracing. Ink edges. Attach the rings to the cardstock using crafter’s pick glue and let dry.
17. Punch hole and set an eyelet at the top of the ring. Repeat on all three.
18. Punch out 3 small photos that fit inside the curtain ring and adhere. Cover the photos and fill the ring – leaving the opening at the eyelet – with glossy accents. Let dry overnight.
19. Now punch hole and set eyelet in center of bottom of plate. Punch and set eyelet evenly spaced – approximately 2 inches – from the center eyelet. Use jump rings to attach the curtain rings to the paper plate.
20. Use Crafter’s pick glue and attach strip of fiber around edge of 7 inch circle to sort of frame up the paper.
21. Add a hanger to the back of the plate – for hanging on the wall.

This is a fun and unique project. Good luck and have fun!

Debbie Weller

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Project Tutorial - Photo Tiles

Photo Transferred Tumbled Tiles

You can use 4x4in tiles for coasters; 2x2in tiles for magnets; or even 6x6 tiles for hot plates. This is a great gift idea especially for the grandparents. You can do your photos in color or black and white. They turn out wonderful either way. You can used glazed or tumbled tiles depending on your final look you are going for. I prefer the tumbled tiles myself.

Supplies needed:
4x4 tiles (coasters) OR
2x2 tiles (magnets)
modge podge
paint brush or sponge
plain white tissue paper
minwax polycrylic clear sealer
felt feet for coasters
magnets for fridge magnets
permanent glue

There is many ways to do this, but this is my version of it.

1. I took the original photo and changed to black and white and resized to fit on the tile. I did a little photo editing in that I gave the edge of my photos sort of a torn edge. (You can print normally tho, and then physically tear the tissue paper to give the project a torn edge). I printed the actual photograph onto regular paper first – my reasoning for this – is so I would know exactly where to place the tissue paper when I ran it back through the printer for the final printing on the tissue. You could just run a big enough piece of tissue to cover most of the copy paper, I was just trying to eliminate the possibility of jamming my printer.
2. So printed my photo about 3.5 x 3.5 in on the regular copy paper, and then taped a piece of tissue paper (about 4in x 4in) to the copy paper (with removable tape) over the original image and ran it back through the printer. So to clarify, now there is an “test” image on the copy paper and the actual image I am going to use on the tissue paper.
3. Then I trimmed around the edge of the image making sure it fit on the final item.
4. I then covered the tile or domino with a thin coat of modge podge.
5. Gently lay the image down starting in the middle and going out. Be very careful here…the image will tear very easily, so try not to manipulate too much.
6. Then cover the entire image with modge podge carefully and allow to dry.
7. Coaster only: Once dry, seal with 2-3 coats of polycrylic sealer, let sealer dry in between coats. Add felt or cork feet using permanent adhesive.
8. Magnet only: Once dry, cover with coat of glossy accents and let dry. Add magnet using quality permanent adhesive.

Note: Some other gals recommended using vellum instead of tissue, so you may want to give that a try if tissue doesn’t work for you.

Good luck and have fun!
Debbie Weller
a.k.a. DebDuzScrappin

Friday, August 8, 2008

Home Decor - Altered Canvas

This was a fun little project I did for my husband for his birthday. I got my canvas's from Club Scrap in one of my monthly kits. I ordered up a few extras and this is one of the projects I made. It is basically two 6x6 inch canvas's hinged together with some wooden feet. Most all materials shown in this project are from Club Scrap.

Supply List
Pattern paper and/or vellum
Crafter's Pick glue
Chalk Inks
Patterned Black Masking Tape (Club Scrap)
Twill with metal rings (Club Scrap)
beads (Club Scrap)
head pins
Wooden feet ( hardware/craft store)
Hinge (hardware/craft store)
Needle nose pliers


1. Take your chalk inks and color the front and sides of the canvas. Let it dry.
2. Using the masking tape, tape various pieces of pattern paper and/vellum onto the canvas. Be sure and start way on the back of the canvas with the tape, so that it starts on the wood, this will help ensure that the tape will hold good on that canvas.
3. Using the masking tape, tape the twill around the very bottom edge of the canvas, again wrapping tape all the way around the backside of the canvas.
4. Adhere photos to the pattern paper/canvas as desired.
5. Using crafter's pick glue add bulking embellishments. Let dry.
6. Ink up the wooden feet to color match your project. Adhere to canvas using Crafter's Pick glue. Let dry.
7. Take a headpin and add about 5-6 beads depending on their size. Then wrap the pointy end of the headpin around in a loop ensuring it goes through the ring on the twill, clip any extra length off. Repeat until all rings have beads hanging from them.
8. Once you have both sides of your canvas created, take two small (roughly 1 inch) hinges and attach them to your frames. Now you have a great set of canvas's for display.

Here is another version of one I made at the Club Scrap retreat:

Good luck and have fun!!
Debbie Weller

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Project Tutorial - Triptych

Timeless Triptych

I created this gorgeous folding frame to hang nicely on my wall – it just turned out so beautiful in my opinion. All supplies used in project are from

Supplies needed:
Kraft Triptych (from Club Stamp’s Generation kit)
Cardstock (ClubScrap Serengeti kit)
Mosaic tiles (Club Scrap Mosaic Kit)
Crafter’s pick adhesive
Modge Podge
Foam brushes
Craft knife
Handles (comes with Club Stamp Triptych kit)

1. Using a ruler and pencil, mark the rectangular openings on the front two smaller flaps.
2. Using craft knife, carefully cut the openings. Using the extra pieces of mat/kraft board, create a little divider in the opening.
3. Paint entire triptych with lime green paint. Let dry
4. Using triptych as a template, trace around it onto cardstock. Trim out cutting roughly a 1/4th inch off, to allow for a lime green border. Repeat this for both front and back of all three sections. The front two side sections will be trimmed shorter, thus just putting cardstock on the upper portion of the doors above the cut-out openings.
5. Ink all edges of cardstock.
6. Put a layer of modge podge down onto the Triptych and place the pieces of cardstock into place. Once in place, cover cardstock with a coat of modge podge. Let dry.
7. Mat photos and adhere to Triptych as desired.
8. Using crafter’s pick adhesive, adhere small mosaic tiles all around the cut out openings on both doors. Let dry.
9. Using crafter’s pick adhesive, adhere larger mosaic tiles all along the top of the Triptych on all three sections. Let dry.
10. Add handles using crafter’s pick adhesive.

Good luck and have fun!
Debbie Weller
a.k.a. DebDuzScrappin

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Project Tutorial - Beaded Scrapbook Framed Wall Art

Beaded Scrapbook Framed Wall Art

This creates a scrapbook layout you can hang on the wall. I found these great frames that are about 11 inches by 11 inches at the dollar store in my town. It is actually a cork board with frame. So I created a regular old scrapbook layout the size of the inner part of the frame, which in this case was 10 inches by 10 inches.

Supplies needed:

Wood white board, cork board, or frame with backing
Pattern paper
Glue lines or glue dots
Beaded trim

1. Firstly, take the dimensions of the inside of your frame and jot them down.
2. Secondly start preparing the frame. You can use either spray paint or regular paint. You will need to do a couple of coats, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before applying additional coats of paint.
3. While the frame is drying, create your scrapbook page. In my project the dimensions were 10in x 10in. Add any photos and journaling now, before inserting into the frame.
4. Once frame is painted and dried. Cut your beaded trim to fit your frame. I did wrap mine around the edges, so that the cut ends would not show. I used glue lines – which are similar to glue dots – to adhere my beaded trim to the frame.
5. Now you can use glue dots to adhere your layout into the frame.
6. You are done, just hang on the wall. Makes a lovely gift.

Good luck and have fun!
Debbie Weller
a.k.a. DebDuzScrappin

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cards - Slenderope Fan

“Friend of Mine”
Slender Envelope Fan

I loved the look of the slender envelope and was excited to see what I could create with it. I used the Slender Envelope Template from Stampers' Sampler Tempting Templates. This was a fun little creation to make. Most all materials shown in this project are from Club Scrap.

Supplies List:
Cardstock: Club Scrap
All rubberstamps are from Club Scrap
Ranger’s Adirondack Inks: Ginger, Terra Cotta, Caramel, Butterscotch, Espresso
Ranger’s Distressed Inks: Vintage Photo
Superior Noir Black Palette ink
Template (from Stampers’ Sampler Tempting Template)


1. Using template, trace and cut out 6 envelopes.
2. Score fold lines.
3. Rubberstamp various images and sentiments in light inks onto envelops.
4. Ink edges.
5. Fold and adhere closed.
6. Attach an eyelet about 1/2 inch from the end of the bottom of the envelope.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 for all 6 envelopes.
8. Using black ink, rubberstamp the letters FRIEND, one letter per envelope.
9. Stack envelopes aligning the eyelets. Run a few decorative fibers or ribbons through all 6 eyelets, tie together, and knot to secure.
10. Cut 6 cards, each 1 inch by 5 inches, rounding one end.
11. On each of the 6 cards, attach an eyelet about ½ inch from the rounded end. Attach fibers or ribbons tying through the eyelets.
12. Now you can fan them open to read your message.

The final folded size of the envelope is 1 1/8 inches by 5 inches.

Good luck and have fun!!
Debbie Weller

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cards - “Happy Birthday” Sweets Box

This is the cutest little matchbox card. You can lift up the accordion card from the box to read a message, then fill the box with sweet treats. Just a nice little gift for someone special. Most all materials used in this project is from Club Scrap.

Supply List:
Pattern Paper: Club Scrap
Rubberstamps: Club Scrap
Ink: Adirondack Currant & Eggplant inks: Ranger
Ribbon: Offray
Glue Dots
Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue
Wooden plugs: Vermont American Head plugs (Home Depot)
Metal handle: unknown, swap item
Medium Matchbox template


1. Use matchbox template to create drawer and slider for matchbox using pattern paper.
2. Fold drawer and slider into matchbox. Adhere edges using glue dots.
3. Ink edges of slider to distress.
4. Take wooden plugs and ink to match. Adhere to bottom of matchbox with Crafter’s Pick glue. Let dry.
5. Cut piece of pattern paper 3.5 inches x 11 inches.
6. Mark along 11 inch length, every 2.25 inches and score, creating 4 folds. Ink edges of each fold
7. Rubberstamp “Hello Friend”, “first class” and “HI” on first flap. Attach metal handle.
8. Rubberstamp “HAPPY” on second flap.
9. Rubberstamp “BIRTH” on third flap.
10. Rubberstamp “DAY” on fourth flap.
11. Rubberstamp sentiment on last flap.
12. Adhere the last flap to the top of the box.
13. Rubberstamp two other sentiments and cut out, ink edges and mat on front and back of matchbox.
14. Cut piece of ribbon approx. 30 inches long. Adhere to bottom of box using glue dots.
15. Fill matchbox with various sweets, close. Fold flaps down onto top of box and use ribbon to tie everything down into place.

Have fun and good luck!
Debbie Weller


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