Saturday, July 13, 2019

July Challenge #19 & Winners from June


Welcome to Crafter's Castle July Challenge!!!
This challenge is open Internationally!

This month's sponsor is Beebeecraft!
They are offering a prize of a $25 Gift Code for their store!!!  And to make it even sweeter, their USA warehouse offers FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more!!!  Here is a link so you can visit Beebeecraft and get your wish list started.
And an added bonus to all of you that enter this month's challenge....
A gift code good for $5 off a Beebeecraft order of $40 or more!  
JANIE5 (expires 12/31/19)
This is a gift from me to you :)

As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Share Your Favorite Craft!
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)

And now it's time to announce June's WINNER of the
$100 Gift Certificate to Create For Less!!!
WOW what a prize!!!  THANK YOU Create For Less!!!
And the winner is...
#72 Paper Whims



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please contact Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com
to claim your prize!!!


And here is a badge for you to proudly display


And the fabulous TOP 3 (TOP 4 this month)
chosen by DT member Janie
(in numerical order)

#12 Scatty Jan


#30 Amelia B
RoseGarden

#73 Prima Santorini Tag
(sorry could not copy the picture)

#96 Susan Sudbury


(Had issues with pasting this picture...sorry)

Congratulations!!!

I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge


If you need some inspiration you will find it here....

Inspiration using Beebeecraft products

Janie 
(video tutorial including napkin craft technique)






Jeanie (video tutorial)


Now it's YOUR turn to inspire US with your entries....


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Petals For Pittman's Fundraiser with Polka Dot Orchard

Hi everyone! A fellow crafter, Larissa Collins Pittman, has fallen on hard times due to health problems that her and her husband have been having.  All of their details can be found on their GO FUND ME page....just CLICK HERE to get there.

Polka Dot Orchard has teamed up with several companies, artists and crafters to raise money for the Pittman’s. They collaborated together to bring you two digital floral stamp sets, that will only be available for a short time. Purchasing one (or both) of these digital stamp sets is a great way to show your support and help Larissa. CLICK HERE to get to Polka Dot Orchard blog post for all the detials and links.

Below is the stamp set I purchased and used to make this sweet card to enter in the Link Up party 


Don't forget you can enter Crafter's Castle challenge HERE


And here are some challenges I'm entering.....


Gorjuss Girl Cards Using Cut & Emboss Folders

I love Love LOVE Gorjuss Girls!!!
I was so thrilled when I discovered these Gorjuss Girl cut & emboss folders on Create For Less!!!  I had never heard of them before and couldn't wait to get them and try them out.  And now I want to share them with YOU!!!

Below are the cards I made and if you would like to see my video where I demo the folders CLICK HERE 






Don't forget to enter YOUR creations in
Crafter's Castle Challenge....CLICK HERE! 

And here are some challenge I'm entering...


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Sunday, June 30, 2019

Peter Rabbit Flip & Fold Mini Album Directions


Peter Rabbit Flip & Fold Mini Album
Directions

Here are the directions for the mini album I shared in my YouTube video.  You can find the video by clicking HERE and you will see the album cover to cover and I also walk you through making it.  The written directions to go along with the video are below.  You will need to watch the video in order to understand what to do with these directions.

Flip & Fold Mini Album Directions 
Designed by Janie Rinta

COVER
(2) 6" x 12" pieces of solid cardstock
Score at 2 7/8", 3 3/8", 7 5/8", and 8"
Fold all folds the same direction (either mountain fold or valley fold depending on how you are holding it).
With everything folding inwards to create a book, put the two smallest panels (2 7/8' panels) together.
Using 1/4" strong double-sided tape adhere the two 2 7/8" panels together on the sides only (you can also adhere the bottom but it isn't necessary). Leave top open for the pocket.
To make it easier to match up the two panels before adhering them, turn the cover over and line up the two pieces and put a piece of washi tape along the seam to hold them in place.  Then turn over and adhere the two panels.
Watch video if you need a visual explanation.

SPINE REINFORCEMENTS
(4) 3/8" X 6" 
(2) 1/2" X 6"
(1) 1" X 6" (This one is optional)
These are to reinforce the narrow spines (folds).   The 3/8" strips are to adhere to the 3/8" spines, inside and outside.  The 1/2" strips are to adhere to the 1/2" spines on the inside only.  The 1" strip (optional) is to adhere to the outside spine where the two 1/2" spines come together creating the 1" outer spine of the album.  It is optional because you will later be adhering a spine cover so this isn't necessary unless you want extra reinforcement.  These reinforcement strips can be a coordinating solid color OR a decorative paper/cardstock.
Watch video if you need a visual explanation.

INNER PAGES
(2) 5 1/2' x 8 1/4"
Score at 4" and 8"
Fold score lines the same direction (mountain or valley)
Put strong double-sided tape on the outside of the 1/4" section of each piece of cardstock.

On the inside of the cover there will be a 1/2" section next to the center pocket you created when you adhered the two pieces of the cover together.....take your inner page and with the 4" flap and 1/4" flap facing the center pocket, remove the backing from the tape and butt the edge of the 1/4" flap up to the score line at the bottom of the pocket BUT NOT on the score line, and adhere it there.  Repeat on the other side of the pocket with the other inner page.
Watch video if you need a visual explanation.

Absolutely EVERYTHING should be folding inward toward the center pocket.

Before adding any decorative panels, this is the time to either add ribbon or magnets, or both, for the closure.

I wrapped ribbon all the way around the album for security, but you can add it to each side just near where it closes if you prefer.  Just remember, the last panel on each side will be folded to the inside of the album, so your ribbon needs to be attached to the panels that will be the front and back of the album (the 4 1/4" panels).  Be sure to use enough ribbon to allow for tying.  If you are using magnets, they need to be attached to the 4" panels that are flipped to the inside facing each other.

Now it time to add your decorative panels and the spine cover.

SPINE COVER
6" x 2/12"
Score at 3/4" and 1 3/4", or 3/4" on each side leaving 1" in the middle.
Fold both score lines valley fold and this should fit nicely around the spine of the album There will be two 1/2" sections on either side of where you adhered the two panels when creating the cover.....those two 1/2" sections create the 1" spine section that you adhere the spine cover to.  Use a strong double-sided tape to adhere the spine cover to the album.

DECORATIVE LAYERS
This is where the directions end.  You can measure each panel and create a layer the same size, or a 1/4" shorter on each side....it's up to you.  You can add pockets, waterfall elements, or whatever you like.  You can create photo mats to add to any pockets you create, and a photo mat for the center pocket.  Any additions and decorations are up to you.

REMEMBER IF YOU NEED ANY HELP UNDERSTANDING THE DIRECTIONS, YOU CAN WATCH MY VIDEO AS OFTEN AS NEEDED AND MAKE NOTES IN THESE DIRECTIONS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THEM BETTER.

ENJOY AND.....
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



Saturday, June 1, 2019

June Challenge #18 Sponsored by Create For Less!!!


Crafter's Castle Mixed Media Mania YouTube Video Hop
Sponsored by Create For Less 
has ended....but you can still watch the videos
by clicking on the inspiration photos at bottom of post.

Welcome to Crafter's Castle Monthly Challenge #17
This challenge is open INTERNATIONALLY!!!



This month's sponsor is Create For Less
And they are offering a prize of.....drum roll please....
a $100 gift certificate to spend in their store!!!
You should visit their store and start your WISH LIST!
CLICK HERE



As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Mixed Media!
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)



And now to announce May's WINNER of 
this adorable  sweet digital image and digital paper pack
from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Shop 





CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please contact Janie at 4crafterscastle@gmail.com
to claim your prize!!!
And here is a badge for you to proudly display


And the awesome TOP 3
chosen by DT member Janie
(in numerical order)

#1Priyadarshini


#44 Liliane Carvalho
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#84 Linda Mc Enery



Congratulations!!!
I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge



If you need some inspiration you will find it here...
these are video links, please show some love by visiting our channels and watching...thank you :)

Janie

Jeanie

Tasha

Mike

Monica

Mynn


Janie


Jeanie

Tasha

Mike

Monica (Guest Designer)

Mynn (Guest Designer)


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter