June Blog Challenge | Father’s Day Theme : Paper Dying Technique

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Are you ready to create some fun paternal projects for June?  This month’s challenge is focusing on Father’s Day with a masculine ambience to it.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

June -Father’s Day Theme- Paper Dying Technique

Use hashtag #junefav2022

  • Coffee dying
  • Tea Dying
  • Ink dying (Distress inks, alcohol inks, oxide inks, printer refill inks, etc.)
  • Paint (watercolor, etc.)
  • Organic dying (Rocks, onions, leaves, flowers, etc.)
  • Paper (copy paper, card stock, index cards, etc.)
  • Coffee filter
  • Tea Bag
  • Watercolor paper

Dad Ephemera Sheet

To spruce up your projects you can use some freebies to compliment your work.  Here is this month’s Multimedia Crafts Digital freebie called, “Dad Ephemera Sheet.”  To access it click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweater Wear Freebie kit

You can also get the freebie digital from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page where you can find updates on projects I’m working on,  sales on the Multimedia Craft Etsy hybrid and Digital shops, and other fun crafting topics.   To access the Facebook freebie called, “Sweater Wear,” click here.

 

 

I created a one signature journal for this month’s project.  I combined both freebie kits along with the following supply list:

  • Copy Paper
  • Various designer scrapbook papers (Graphic45, Mintay, 13arts, Project Life)
  • Die cut negatives
  • Sewing Machine (optional)
  • Water color paints
  • Distress ink (Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Broken China, and Speckled egg)
  • Ranger Archival ink
  • Coffee
  • Bakers & Crafters blue Alcohol ink
  • Coffee filter
  • Washi tape
  • Stencils by (Gears and Cogs PM Artist Studio, Gears TCWS, Script and number KRolinaGibson on Etsy, Tim Holtz honeycombs)
  • Stamps (Tim Holtz The Professor 2, Graphic 45 Script & Argyle)

Here are some of the photos of my project.

To watch the YouTube flip through of this click below.

 

If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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March 2022 Blog Challenge & Giveaway| Spring Theme: Decoupage

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Giveaway Journal Insert

It is now time for the fun to continue with the month of March challenge.  The craft I made for this activity is going to be part of a YouTube giveaway on my channel, “Artsy Solutions.”   It is a journal insert with many pockets, tucks, and plenty of ephemera.  It follows in the theme for this month, “Spring,” with the use of decoupaging techniques and other mixed media artistry.  Follow along as you watch the video to create your own masterpiece.

You can access this month’s prompts and those for the rest of the year by simply clicking on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you will find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your creations.

 

March Blog Freebie 2022 Ephemera Sheet

To kick start your craft I am including this free digital ephemera sheet called, “March Blog Freebie 2022 Ephemera Sheet.”  It contains two 3″ x 5″ journaling cards, two tags, words, and other ephemera.  This kit is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  Simply print it out onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper.  To access the kit click here.

 

 

Also, make sure you check out the matching kit called, “New Beginnings,” on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.  There in the Photo Albums section you will find this kit and a lot more FREE downloads.  Simply like, share, and comment if you will.  These kits would look wonderful with your decoupaging images and other materials you choose to use with your prompts.

 

You must use at least three (3) items from the list.  You can combine those 3 items with anything else to add in your creations.

Share them on your favorite social media platforms all month long using the hashtag provided for this month.  You can make multiple projects from this same prompt.

March- Spring theme -Decoupage

Use hashtag #marchfav2022

  • Napkins
  • Glue
  • Old book
  • Sheet music
  • Pattern Scrapbook paper
  • Paint
  • Gems (embellishments)

For this month’s challenge I made a decoupaged journal insert.  I took a floral napkin, some old book pages, pattern paper, and  sheet music to make a collage.  I then stitched on some of the bits and pieces to the master board.  Next I cut out four mats to use as an accordion writing spot for the insert and continued on with the construction.

I also printed out and added components of the “March Blog Freebie 2022 Ephemera Sheet,” as well as the “New Beginnings” Freebie from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

 

I hope that these prompts are fun and inspiring enough to convince you to create something with it.

Show us what you make by visiting the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page and use the hashtag, “#marchfav2022”.

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GIVEAWAY RULES

Giveaway is open Worldwide to both the USA and Abroad.Starts March 1, 2022 through March 10, 2022 @ 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.   Drawing will be held on March 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time.

Watch the “March 2022 Blog Craft Challenge & Giveaway: Spring Theme_ Decoupage #marchfav2022″ video on the “Artsy Solutions” YouTube Channel.

  • Must be a subscriber
  • Like the video
  • Leave a comment on what you like about this journal insert

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To claim please email me your address at multimediacraftsdigital@gmail.com You have one week to respond. After a week with no communication I will draw again and it will go to the next applicant.

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Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!!

 

 

 

November 2021 Blog Train Freebie

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Get ready to accent photos of your family, friends, and festivities of the fall season.  Take pictures of your turkey,  assuming you are able to acquire one during these times of supply shortages.  Capture memories of your trips to the mountains, or beautiful foliage mirages from various landscapes.

Wherever you get your images from you can use the freebie kit, “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train.”  It is part of a collaboration of other artists from Pixel Scrapper.

Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train kit

It comes with 12 different 12″ x 12″ papers and 10 elements.  It also includes a printable ephemera sheet of the 10 elements, along with extra words and a tag.  All the papers and the printable ephemera sheet are saved in jpg format while the elements are saved in png format.  The host of graphics are all high quality 300 dpi.  To access the kit click here.

To access more freebie kits from the fellow collaborators of the Pixelscrapper blog train click here.

You have many possibilities when using the “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train” kit.  You can make digital editions of photos using Photoshop or some other editing software.  However you are not limited to just virtual illustrations.  You can also print and craft with the same graphics.

In the photo at the beginning of this blog, I added some elements from the freebie kit and developed a fallish, Thanksgiving layout.  But, I was also able to create some hybrid crafts as well using the same kit.    In the slide show below I used a combination of the freebie digitals as well as the “Warm Harvest” digital kit found on the “Multimedia Crafts Digi” etsy shop.  I coupled the images with downloaded papers, and stitched on fabrics and scrap pieces from my stash.

The main background papers are from the blog train freebie.  Although they came in size 12″ x 12″ I copied and pasted them into an 8.5″ x 11″ file using Photoshop and then printed them out along with the ephemera sheet from the kit.

 

To learn more about how to use Photoshop check out my YouTube channel, “Sonya Stover” and go to the “Digital Scrapbook paper” Playlist.  There you will find varying ideas on how to use that app to construct digital graphics and more.  You will also find some fun crafting videos that may inspire you to make your own version of art.

You can also find me on other social media platforms.  Simply click on my linktree link and access my other ideas and bargains.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

October 2021 Blog Train Freebie

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Ready for fall digital scrapping?  Here is a FREE download filled with 12 different designs of 12″ x 12″ papers.  It is part of the October 2021 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train.  Also included with this autumn theme pack are 11 elements in png format.  You can also print them out onto three sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

 

Download “The Fall” kit by clicking here.  You can also access free kits from fellow collaborators of the blog train.  Visit that blog and immerse yourself into a digital heaven.

 

   Here is an example layout using the kit.

Be sure to always check the terms of use when using any digital download.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Ocean Themed Projects: Interactive Card Ideas

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Still hanging on to the warm summery weather before fall sets in?  You can make some fun and exciting projects with an ocean, beachy them to it.

Ocean Slider Card Template

You can start out by using this freebie kit called, “Ocean Slider Card Template”.  It is very versatile.  You can make interactive activities using it.  Make greeting cards, shaker cards, journal and scrapbook cover embellishments and much more.

The templates are all high quality 300 dpi and comes with both a jpg file which has a white background and a png file, that has a transparent background.  The png file makes it easy for you to upload the template into die cutting software, such as Cricut Design Space so that you can use your machine to die cut the images.  It is very easy to assemble.

To access the kit click here.  Watch the assembly video below to build your slider card.

Supplies You will need:

  • Box cutter / trim knife
  • Ruler or straight edge tool
  • Glue
  • Brad (Optional)

Disclaimer:

Since sharp instruments are used in the assembly process, this project is for adults.  If children participate a permitting adult must be present.

You can add colors, paints, glitter, glossy accents, and all manner of mixed media to decorate your slider card.  Before assembling your template, distress or color your background, water, and whale pieces in the hue you want them. Finally you can assemble it.  The completed project is really cute with added embellishments such as those shown below.

I hope that this little project share is helpful.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

From Trash to Treasure_Upcycling Shoe Box Packaging

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recycled plastic bags into journal pockets

Don’t you just get so excited when you buy something and get a bonus gift…the packaging?  I recently got a new pair of sandals and I was stoked with the plastics and tissue papers that came with it.  I immediately thought of making some journal pockets, doing some decoupage, and simply getting creative with all the boxed content.

I love to recycle things and add them to my crafts.   That is exactly what I did.

I first gathered some scrapbook papers, embellishments, glue, scissors, paper trimmer, and my sewing machine.

 

 

 

Book of Plays Journal Pages Kit

The scrapbook papers I used in this project were from multiple digital sources.  The first one was from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop called, “Book of Plays Journal Pages kit.” The other ones were from two different FREEBIE kits from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page called, “At the Opera“, and “Eerie Tales“, and the last one was from the Multimedia Crafts Digital blog here called, “Journal Notebook Pages“.

Watch the entire process from the video below.

This project turned out to be very fun.  The pocket turned into a mini policy envelope with a wrap-around-ribbon closure.  I added some tags, stamped papers, vintage library cards, vintage ledger paper and more.  I accented the envelope on the inside with a fussy cut out tuck spot.

 

I made sure that all the edges of each paper included with the envelope were distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress oxide ink.   I finally added a file folder made with the various scrapbook papers mentioned from the digital kits above.  I did some stamping using various Tim Holtz stamps.  I also included two altered playing cards I purchased from, “The Sweets by Thelisha“.

Using the recycled plastic to make the four pockets inside the policy envelope turned out just as I originally envisioned it.  So when you buy new things, learn to think outside or even inside “the box” if you need to.  You never know what treasure you can turn your trash into.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Envelope Freebie

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Spring Envelope

Enjoy this printable freebie envelope.  It has a spring, shabby chic theme to it.  It is great for scrapbooks, junk journals, mother’s day themed projects and more.  This envelope is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in both jpg and pdf format.  Assembly instructions are included with the download.

To access the kit click here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

 

 

 

Spring Journal Ephemera: Using Digital Freebies and Other Multimedia Supplies

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Spring Ephemera made from Multimedia Digital Crafts Freebie kits and other mixed media

I love to make journals and all sorts of scrapbooking elements to fill my books and folios.  Today I decided to construct some out of various mediums including digital printables, die cut shapes, washi tape, and more.

 

 

 

Fresh Air Papers Kit

I began by printing out the Multimedia Crafts Digital FREEBIE kit called, “Fresh Air”.  Using one of the Multimedia Craft Digital Etsy kits called, “2” x 3” Card and Envelope Template” I printed the card image over top of one of the digital freebie papers.

Printed out papers from “Fresh Air” digital Freebie kit and Multimedia crafts digital etsy kit called, “2” x 3″ Card and Envelope Template

 

 

 

 

This is the back of the unassembled envelope where two butterfly pieces were die cut out of the paper

 

Before assembling the envelope, I took two butterfly dies from the Tim Holtz stamp and die set, “French Flight”, placed them on the back of the envelope and die cut out those shapes, keeping the pieces to use later in this project.

 

acetate stitched to back of envelope template

I then cut a piece of acetate to fit the size of the back of the envelope and stitched the two together.

 

assembled envelopes garnished with distress ink and die cut shapes

Once sewn, I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink, “Vintage Photo,” and assembled the envelope according to the provided instructions that came with the card and envelope template.  You can also watch the YouTube process video of assembling that template if needed.

 

 

Completed 2″ x 3″ card and envelope

To dress up both the card and envelope, I added some torn sudoku paper and some die cut elements from the Tim Holtz Ephemera Pack Field Notes.  I also added a flower to the envelope to complete the look.

 

  The next elements I made were 2 ½ inch circles I punched out from the purple and white striped paper.  I lightly glued them to some muslin and stitched around the edges. (Go easy on me because I’m still working on my sewing skills).

 

  I then created some envelopes from the pink and blue checkered paper.  I folded them into the shape of the envelope, partially glued them together using washi tape, and sealed the envelope by stitching around the edges.  I garnished them with the leftover butterfly die cut pieces from the first envelope and added some rub on transfer text to each.

 

  For the last piece of ephemera, I made a tag.  I took some of the scraps from the previous projects and created a collage.  I stitched on and around the tag.  I finalized it with an eyelet and some white mini rose trim.

 

Fresh Air 3″ Circles Kit

I hope that this project was helpful and that you enjoy using some of the freebies from this blog.  You can also check out the latest FREEBIE kit called, “Fresh Air 3 inch Circles”. To access it click here.

 

Thanks for visiting and as always:

Happy Crafting!

 

Disclaimer:

Should you make a purchase from some of the above links I will receive a monetary percentage of the price of your item(s).  Thanks.