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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WELCOME BABY GIRL CARD

Hey Everyone!! Ken here with Ken's Kreations

I am in love with the new OAK Tree Stamps Baby Bump Stamp Set. This stamp set is perfect for any baby project! What I love about this set is the interchangeable designs you can use on the babies onsies (See Photo Below).  Let's take a look at today's project:
So this project was super easy and fun to make. You can change the theme easily from Boy to Girl by using different colors of paper and using the boy icons in the Baby Bump Stamp Set. For this specific card I used my Cricut Explore and the square shape Free Designs in Cricut Design Space. I love the look of the new Anna Griffin's Washi Tape, so I wanted to use the  Pink and Grey Floral Patterns  this as my background/paper. Now of course the Anna Griffin's Washi Tape  is super thin, so I needed to have a neutral color to adhere to. For this purpose I used 12X12 Kraft Paper for the Washi Tape to adhere to. Both of these items can be found on the Smart Dial under the Custom Material
Now I was able to start my stamping portion of the process. I used the Onsie, Girl Icons, Girl, Baby Shower and Congrats from the Baby Bump Stamp Set. I used the MISTI Tool to align the different sentiments in the middle of the 12X12 Kraft Paper and stamped the sentiments with Ultra PinkSoft PinkMid-Tone, and Silver. After the ink was dried I took some Pink Yarn and tied around the center of the card and tied a bow of to the left side. I raised this part of the card up using 3D Foam Tape. I stamped the sentiment "Good Things Come In Small Packages" in Ultra Pink and inked the edges with Silver and finished this piece of with Pink Yarn and also raised the sentiment up from the previous layer with 3D Foam Tape

Now I could move onto my favorite part of the card the babies Onsie and Interchangeable Icons. I started with stamping the Onsie on four different color pieces of paper. I used the pink paper form the Wildflower Cricut Cardstock, the grey from the Southwest Cricut Cardstock and the white. I used the Ultra PinkSilver, and Black  ink to stamp the onsies and their coordinating icons. For these stamps I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut to cut out the images with a .04 offset. This is BY FAR my favorite reason to own this machine is the ability to perfectly cut around my stamped images. I embellished the onsies with the following items:

The Flower Onsie has Black Enamel 
The Heart Onsie has Pink Stickles
The Diamond Onsie has Rhinestones

I also raised these onsies up using the 3D Foam Tape
I hope you liked today's Welcome Baby Girl Card. I am sure it will be a HIT for anyone you are making it for! For all of the products I used in this project check out the shopping list below!! Make sure you do not miss out on any Ken's Kreations Post! Follow Me Here:


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Monday, June 29, 2015

FATHERS DAY FRAME

Hey everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations. Well I know I am a week late and a dollar short, but I still wanted to share what I made for my Dad for Father's Day.


This idea came to me since I work at a bank. I was going though my change one day to find some change for the year I was born, and I though what a great idea for a frame to show all of your kiddos years they were born. So for this frame I found all of the years that his kids were born and made this frame. Now, as you can see I do not have dimes. Two reasons for this. 1) I could not find the years I needed 2) I liked the look of the change going form smallest to biggest and the dime threw off the look. However you could easily add the dime.


So for this project I used the Cricut Explore OneChalkboard Vinyl3 Picture Frame Opening and DCWV Latte Paper. I started with the design. I went into Design Space and created a virtual frame by adding the Basic Free Shapes into Design Space and create the frame exact to the measurements. Now of course we will nto cut this out so when it comes to the cutting phase we will turn the little eye next to each cut off so the Cricut Explore One DOES NOT cut it. Once I had the virtual frame in Design Space I was able to start my design. I choice to use the font from the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge for this project. I went ahead and typed the sentiment, names and years born:

"The Dates That Changed Everything"

Once done I group the main sentiment and hit "attach" button. This feature tells Design Space  that you want you sentiment EXACTLY as you see it on the screen. For the Name and Birthday I wanted to make sure we had a good spacing and it was centered. In the Text Edit Features you will be able to adjust your line spacing. Also at the top of Design Space you will see new Alignment Features that will allow you to make sure you text is nice and centered to each other. 



Once I did this for all the names and birthdays I was able to  "attach" each one separate from each other. We are now done designing so we can go to the cutting phase. I chose to use the Chalkboard Vinyl for this projects since the rough texture matched the frame. Now this is a thicker vinyl and you will have to use the Smart Dial to customer and choose Chalkboard Vinyl . Once all of your sentiments have been cut we are not able to build the frame. I took the pennies, nickles and quarters and centered them on three different wood grain color themed sheets from the DCWV Latte Paper using Zots Glue Dots. (CLICK HERE ON HOW TO CLEAN COINS) I attached the paper to the frame using my Scotch ATG. I now am able to flip the frame over and clean the glass and adhere my Chalkboard Vinyl. I used the Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape. The  Chalkboard Vinyl has a rough texture so make sure that your Transfer Tape is adhered good. If you need to you might need to use some of my favorite secret tools, the Probe Set has amazing tools to help with any vinyl projects. Now you can go ahead and put your vinyl on your farm and you are all done!

I hope you liked today's personalized Father's Day project. I am sure it will be a HIT for anyone you are making it for! Make sure you do not miss out on any Ken's Kreations Post! Follow Me Here:


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

OAK TREE STAMPS DESIGHN TEAM CALL

DESIGN TEAM CALL

OAK TREE STAMPS 


We’re on the hunt for 5 talented designers who can help spread the word about OAK Tree Stamps. We need bloggers, social media enthusi
asts, and active YouTube channels who can take our stamps and show the world the many wonderful ways they can use them. If you like to set trends, think creatively and expand your crafting experience with amazingly unique stamps, this is the design team for you!
DETAILS
We are looking for US-based designers for a five-month design term (August 2015 - December 2015). We will be accepting applications until July 10th, and the team will be announced by July 15th.

1. We will ask for you to be able to use the OAK Tree Stamps product in your projects. This includes photo-polymer stamps, PNG digital files and SVG digital die cuts.
2. We are looking for Design Team members who are very active on social media. These sites include: Blogger, Facebook (page or groups), Twitter, YouTube Channel, Pinterest, and Instagram.
(Also looking for members are are active in Facebook stamp groups)
3. Access to camera that is able to take high quality well lit photos.
4. Post AT LEAST 2 projects a month on your blog or social media websites. Share these projects to all of you social media websites. You projects will also be published to the OAK Tree Stamps website, Facebook Page, google+ page, and Twitter Page.
5. Willing to participate in blog hops for OAK Tree Stamps.
6. We have no exclusions to Design Team members designing for other companies.

 


WHAT YOU WILL 
RECEIVE

1. OAK Tree Stamps product each month that you are active on the Design Team.
2. 50% Discount on ALL OAK Tree Stamp product line
3. Promotion of your blog or social media websites through OAK Tree Stamp sites
4. Able to participate in the OAK Tree Stamps Affiliate Program
5. Partner with an amazing team.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Send 2-3 of your favorite stamp projects that showcase your specific talent
2. Email contact@oaktreestamps.com the projects with the following information:

Your Name
Short Bio (Tell Us A Little About You)
Links To Blog and Social Media Websites
Other Design Teams you are part of (current and past)
List of Facebook groups you are member of
Picture to be used if chosen for Design Team

Make sure to share this with anyone you think would be a good design team member for OAK Tree Stamps.
We really appreciate your crafting!

Monday, June 15, 2015

KNIGHT GRADUATION CARD

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

Well as everyone knows we are in full swing of graduations. I graduated high school in 1999 from East Valley High School and I still look back at my days in High School as some of my fondest memories. Now 15 years later I am fortunate enough to have all my nieces, nephews and even second cousins all graduate from my alma mater. Now this is awesome in the fact that I get to make cards that center around my old stomping ground. HOWEVER, it also means that ALL my graduation cards have mostly been "KNIGHTS" themed since this is the mascot of East Valley High School. Well here is another to add to the collection:


TO MAKE THIS CARD USE THE CRICUT DESIGN SPACE FILE:
CRICUT DESIGN SPACE FILE
For this card I used my Cricut Explore Air to handle all of the cutting, The card is sized at 5X7 and works up to the base of the card to 4X6 in .25 increments.

Here is the following Card Stock I Used:
Grey Rectangle Base: Cricut Antiquity Card Stock
White Card Base & Paper For Print Then Cut: GP Card Stock
Black/Grey Pattern Paper Base: DCWV Lemon Flower

I used basic shapes for the card base and the rectangles. The knight actually came from Medieval Fantasy which is a Design Space exclusive Print-Then-Cutseries. You can purchase each item separate for .99 or they are FREE if you are part of the Cricut Subscription Plan. Since the night was  Print-Then-Cut file I was able to print him out on my GP Card Stock using my Epson Artisan 1430 and proceeded to cut out the knight using my  Cricut Explore Air. (CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO PRINT-THEN-CUT USING THE CRICUT EXPLORE AIR )

Now for the 2015 and sentiment frame I used two different cartridges,  Print-Then-Cut and the Foil Method. For the 2015 I used Anna Griffin Soiree Letter Cartridge and for the frame I used the retired Creative Memories Holiday Tags. Now both of these I used the Print-Then-Cut, but unlike the knight above I needed to make sure to change both of these images to the color black. Why? Well I wanted to foil these images and in order to do this using my Cricut Explore Air I need to have the items Print-Then-Cut using a monochrome laser printer. In this case I used the Brother Monochrome Laser. Once I printed this out using this printer I was able to cut it on my Cricut Explore Air. Once this was done I was able to run both of these items with Gold Foil and Green Foil through my Scotch Thermal Laminator. (CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO DO THE FOIL METHOD)


Now the final piece of the frame on using the Creative Memories Holiday Tags was the sentiment I used. I found this sentiment on the Anna Griffin Garden Cards cartridge which includes sentiments that you can write with your Cricut Explore Air.


Now since this sentiment has thin lines you will want to use the Cricut Variety Pen Set, which includes a fine point pen to write fine detailed sentiments as you see above. I found this sentiment and attached it to just the inside piece of the frame. (CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO USE ATTACH FEATURE) Once you have the attach feature set and tell Design Space that you are using the write feature, your Cricut Explore Air will do the rest. Now we have all of our pieces  Print-Then-CutFoiled, and ready to go. Now we just need to assemble the card. I used GoldWhite and Silver glitter ribbon on the left hand side of the card. After that I was amble to place my frame with the sentiment and foil and on the edges I added some Bling, I raised up the knight using 3D Foam Tape

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