Stretch your dies – How to make a card using Tonic’s Keepsake Book Maker

Stretch your dies - How to make a card using Tonic's Keepsake Book Maker

Have you seen the Keepsake Book Maker die yet? It comes with a variety of sizes so you can create journals in any size. But besides books, you can also create unique cards with it. Stretch your dies – isn’t it great when you can use something for more than it’s intended use? That’s what I tried in this video: This way you’re getting a different shaped card in a super easy way, no measuring, nu fuzz 😉 Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to …

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3 ideas on what to do with your mono prints with ArtFoamies

3 ideas on what to do with your mono prints with ArtFoamies

Hi, it’s Josefine. I was in the mood for playing with my Gel Press and create some mono prints. While I was getting ready for it, I wondered what I should do with those prints. I bet, I’m not the only asking herself that question – what to do with all those prints? That’s why I thought I could share some ideas with you. First, here is the video that shows you how I created all those prints and then what I did with them. First up, I created bookmarks. These are great as presents or just a little extra …

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Let’s get ready for Creativation 2019

Creativation 2019

Hi everyone, Creativation 2019 is starting in just one week. All the vendors will showcase the latest and greatest during classes and on the show floor. I will be there from Thursday till Monday and share everything with you – unless you’re going yourself then, of course, I’d love to meet you there! In case you don’t know what Creativation is – it’s THE yearly event for the crafting industry. It’s organized by the AFCI (Association for the Creative Industry) and allows retailers, designers, teachers and other crafty professionals to get a look at the latest trends. As a designer/ …

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Art Recipe: What to do with your clean up pages in your art journal?

How do you get from this: to this: This is what today’s Art Recipe is all about. What can you do with those art journal clean up pages that you have used to clean up your brayer, get rid of access paint or test some new stamps? Check out how my very busy and let’s say awful page turns into a gorgeous story about fantasy adventures. For those of you who haven’t heard about my latest adventure yet, check out this blog post or the Facebook live here. To summarize, I opened my own art journal and mixed media supplies …

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Warm wishes for the holidays with n*studio

Warm wishes for the holidays with n*studio

Hi everyone, welcome to last month’s post for the Creative Squad. The theme was “Warm Wishes” and while creating my project I had the Holiday season in mind. Can you believe that the 2018 is already over? Where did it go? One good thing about the end of the year though is said holiday season. Time to calm down a little, plus I always enjoy the quiet nights. Those were the inspiration for my December project for the Creative Squad. I used a chipboard tag as my base and covered it in patterns using several ArtFoamies designs from Nathalie and …

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Welcome to The Maker Deli

The Maker Deli

Someone pinch me, I still can’t believe what is about to happen. I always dreamed about having my own store and now it’s about to come true – at least as an online version of it. I’m super excited that you are going to be part of my journey with The Maker Deli – your new online store for art journaling and mixed media supplies.  Today, we are starting slow. I’m opening the doors, so you can take a look around, get some inspiration and find the first supplies that I’m going to be carrying. During the next weeks, I …

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Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Let’s start it with some fun and that includes mono printing for me. I was curious about the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and if you could do more with them, besides coloring images. So I grabbed my petite Gel Press and started coloring that. Here is a quick video showing all the details. What do you think? So many options and it’s so easy. That technique is also great for creating a bunch of blank cards and then add a sentiment later on, once you need a card. Supplies Used Some of my links …

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How to use ArtFoamies for stamping on fabric

Stamping on Fabric with ArtFoamies

Hi, it’s Josefine. Welcome to a new video tutorial for ArtFoamies. It’s close to Christmas and I was thinking about quick and easy gift ideas with an awesome effect. So, I decided to decorate a blank tote bag using Nathalie Kalbach’s Geometric Small foam stamps as well as Cat Kerr’s Balance. ArtFoamies are great for stamping on fabric. They are squishy, which makes them perfect for stamping on uneven surfaces, like all the folding lines on my bag. Check out my video to see how easy it is: Because I still had paint in my StampBuddy, I decided to create …

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Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

So close to Christmas and I can’t wait for a few days off to relax, calm down and end the year with a big sigh. But before we are there, here are a few more Christmas cards, in case you need some last minute ideas. The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is clean and simple Christmas cards, so I decided to use one of the latest Zinsky Art sets and create some whimsical Christmas cards. Not entirely clean and simple, but as simple as it can get in my craft room 😉 I decided to color these adorable bears …

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Sparkly Christmas shaker card with a woven background for Tonic

Sparkly Christmas shaker card with Tonic

Alright, let’s try something different. There is so much gorgeous paper out there and I always wonder: I don’t want to cover it with paint and other mediums, so what can you do with it? I’m a fan of woven patterns, so I decided to create a card using a woven paper background. And I ended up making it into a shaker card. Here you can see how everything came together. Unfortunately, my camera decided to not record the part where I put together the shaker card – but you might have seen that before. Just some dimensional adhesive and …

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