Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Decorating with Hanging Tags

Hi, thank you for stopping by!

Today I am going to demonstrate how you can use hanging tags to decorate gift bags and create party decorations. Check out some photos and a VIDEO TUTORIAL down below this post!

I am using Vertical Sentiment Builder die and stamp set from Paper Discovery product collection (designed by me!). I would like to thank you all so much for supporting my products - you totally rock!

I would LOVE to see what you are going to create with Paper Discovery supplies! Use a hashtag #paperdiscovery on social media (Instagram, FB, YouTube) - this way I will be able to see your makes and leave you a comment!

Have a fabulous day!


Friday, February 15, 2019

Garden Lattice Window Card

Hi again!

I am happy to present another project created with Paper Discovery dies. This one is a framed card with the window, a see-through panel and some lovely bird and branch accents!

Watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how it's done!


Spring Dawn Shaker Card

Hi friends!

I am so happy and proud to introduce the first project featuring Paper Discovery collection! 

This collection is all about mixing and matching the dies to create a number of different projects. By creating various combinations you can make each project look unique. And if it does look unique you'll never get that naughty feeling that you keep doing the same thing all the time!

Notice that some products are available in bundles which means discounts! Check out the entire range HERE.

Below are some close ups of the shaker tag as well as the VIDEO tutorial!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

3D Card Box / Chocolate Bar Holder - BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY!

Hi crafters!

Today I am participating to Spellbinders Blog Hop to celebrate the new fabulous Shadowbox collection designed by Becca Feeken. I love this kind of product because it allows you to use your supplies for much more than card making.

If you are hopping along you must have already seen a number of amazing shadow boxes created with the new dies. I am suggesting a way to turn this shadow box into an elegant box that you can mail dimensional cards in. You can also use this type of boxes as a chocolate bar holders or put any similar flat items inside like notebooks, stamps and dies etc. to make a lovely gift for your friends.

All you have to do is to attach a folded piece of cardstock to the bottom of the shadow box and add a couple of ribbons to close the box!


Comment on this post for your chance to win!
Spellbinders are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 10th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced on Spellbinders blog the following Monday.

If you are hopping along you must have arrived here from Dawn McVey's blog. If not - no worries! - here is the full list of hoppers for you to check out!

Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop on the hop is Gemma Campbell! Good luck!


Monday, February 4, 2019

Fish Pond Shaker Card

Hi friends, I am finally back to crafting after a rather long break. Although I am sorry for being away for a while I really do feel refreshed and full of ideas and I'm eager to get started!

Today's project is a shaker card that is based on a very simple CAS sketch. Watch the video down below where I am demonstrating how to turn this plain layout into a fish pond scene just by adding a few realistic details!

Thank you so much for visiting! I'll be back on Wednesday with a new project! Have a great week!


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Traveler's Notebook Layout - Can't Wait to Pack my Bags

I was just in the right mood for this type of layout today!

Sorry, no video this time. I was actually planning to keep my traveler's notebook just for myself but then when the layout was finished I decided to share it anyway. That's the power of blogging habit!

So this is how I created it:

1. I stuck a strip of wide 4'' washi tape to the left side of the spread;

2. I die cut my phrase out of white paper using Spellbinders alphabet dies (see the supply list below). This one is my absolute favorite by the way!

3. I have actually drawn my own backpack and a traveling bag on the right side of the spread (black ink outline and colored pencil coloring).

4. I have attached a few more strips of washi right on top of the drawings.

5. Using a sharp craft knife I cut around the outline of bags. I tried to be really light-handed to cut through washi tape but not completely through the paper underneath.

6. I peeled off all washi tape pieces that were overlapping the bag images.

7. I stamped a few phrases from the Simon's sentiment stamp set with brown ink and then attached a smiley sticker to the backpack. That's it!

I will probably be adding more travel layouts to my Instagram account soon so if you like this kind of creativity be sure to follow me on Istagram: @olgadirektorenko

Have a beautiful day!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Draw your own Distress Ink Organizers with 3D pen and 3Dmate!

Hi, hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to try something new so today's project is going to be a bit different. It's definitely time to get organized for me since my desk is a total mess. Therefore I am going to use some cool new tools to draw my own 3D custom organizers for distress inks and stains!

Watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!