Crafty Kathy
Crafty Kathy 

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I have been working with embossing powder and using it on some unexpected surfaces.  It's fall and I love images of leaves, so I will be using some stamped images and leaf patterend paper.


The first technique is to emboss on tissue paper.  WHAT?  Yes, you can emboss on tissure paper!  My project is to emboss on a white ornamental pumpkin. 



Tissue paper has two different sides, a "waxy" side and a fiberous side.  Cut a 2"-3" wide strip of tissue paper.  Stamp leaf images on the "waxy" side of the tissue paper using VersaMark ink pad.  Leave 3"-4" of space at one end of the tissue paper.    Next, sprinkle with gold embossing powder. (I used Gold Ranger Embossing powder.)  Hold the space you left at the end of the paper on a hard surface, (Make sure the surface is heat resistant.) then with a preheated craft heater pointed strait down on the tissue paper, move in a small circles and heat the powder until melted.  Don't over melt.  Now cut around the shape.  There is no need to cut intricate shapes.  Just cut around the embossed image 1/8"-1/4" away from the embossing.


Now you are ready to ModPodge the embossed image on to the pumpkin.  Brush on a thin layer of ModPodge onto the pumpkin, then place the tissue paper leaves where you want them.  They should stick to the pumpkin.  Now Brush a thin layer over the top of the embossed leaves.  Let it dry over night if possible.  You did it!

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Explosion Box Card -CTMH Florence Paper

Explosion Box Card

I was thinking whimsical when I made this card. - The colors, style, and paper seemed whimzical to me.  I stamped all of the flowers and leaves onto patterned paper which helps!  This was my very first Explosion Card!!


The following pictures show the cutting and scoring diagram.  I love this basic Explosion Box Card pattern because it allows you to see possibilities!  I used a border punch for the edges of the  box to add another fun element.  Click on the pictures to get a close-up view.

Cut your cardstock 9" X 5 1/2" and 2 pieces 3 1/8" X 1 1/8".

Score as shown.

Cut along the score lines as shown.  If you want the back of the card to stand up as a backdrop for your card you do not need to crease along the fold lines.  

This picture shows how the box card is assembled. I fold the 1/2" tab inward and add a strong adhesive to the flap then attach it to the other side so the tab is on the inside of the card.  The 2 small strips are folded in a Z shape so each 1/2 " tab folds in the opposite direction.  The small pieces are attached inside the box, flush with the top at 1/2" from the back and1/2" from the front as pictured.

Eraseable Planning Board

This week my granddaughter had an idea she saw on Pinterest.  When she came to visit, we moved up to the craftroom and she quickly created her vision of an eraseable planning board.  


She used a document picture frame purchased from the Dollar Store.  We cut paper strips 1 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" long.  We cut 1 1/2"  from one end of the paper strip, then turned it over so the back side of the paper shows.  We punched 1 1/4" circles from a coordinating paper and then added the letters of the days of the week cut from the Cricut.  We actually glued the paper strips to the back of the displayed advertisement in the frame. 


It turned out great!

Supplies used:


     CTMH fundamentals as the paper strips

     CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge for the font

     An 8 1/2" X 11" document frame from the dollar store


Use dry erase markers or glass markers to write and erase easily on the glass.


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Kathy Pishl

Meridian, Idaho




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