January Favorite Craft Challenge 2022_Winter Theme: Using Inks

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Are you ready to get started on the 2022 Craft Favorite Challenge?  You can access the whole years worth of prompts on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you can find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

For January, the prompt is for you to make something with a winter theme using at least three of the following types of ink:

*Ink Spray

*Distress inks

*Paint

*Alcohol ink

*Printer refill ink

*Ink pen (ballpoint, magic marker, sharpie, highlighter, etc..)

January Craft Challenge 2022 Sheet

You can use these with other components in your project including this monthly freebie called, “January Craft Challenge 2022” if you would like.   To access it click here.

 

 

 

 

Share your project (s) using the hashtag #janfav2022.  You may make and share multiple projects for each month.  I always navigate towards a Victorian Era style in my crafts.

For my January winter themed project I used all the inks except for the printer refill.  I included ink spray, distress ink, paint, alcohol marker, and a ballpoint pen.  The supplies are shown in the photos below to demonstrate how I used them in my craft.

This trifold pocket folio is a double sided storage piece that can be added to travelers notebooks, scrapbooks and more.  I love to create junk journals and fill them up with various papers, fabrics, envelopes, tags, pockets, and all sorts of hidden goodies inside.  Since I love everything with a vintage, shabby chic vibe, I added some decoupage images to the background along with some fussy cut and die cut shapes, and stitched along the edges of the folio as well as on some of the other tags and other nostalgic elements to complete the look I was seeking.

To create the folio, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and dyed it using some watercolor paint.  I came back through and put some drops of gold minc paint to the page.

 

Once it was dry, I folded the paper on the 11″ side at about 4″ to create pockets.  Next I folded the paper on the 8.5″ side at about 5.5″ on both ends to form a trifold in it.  I made sure that the edges were burnished.

I then took some white cardstock and measured out six pieces to mat both sides of the folio flaps.  I cut them out, distressed them using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink, and glued them on as background pieces.  Then I took them to the sewing machine and stitched around the edges, making sure that the folded flap on the 11″ side was flush with the paper while getting sewn.  That’s how the pockets were formed.

I used various brands of embellishments to garnish the folio including the freebie sheet from Multimedia Crafts Digital called, “January Craft Challenge 2022”.  I printed and cut out all of the elements in it.

With the snowflake I took a ballpoint pen and highlighted parts of the image with it, and then I added some Glossy Accents by Ranger on bits of it to give it a shiny finish.

I glued the tag and journal card to a piece of coffee dyed paper and stitched around the edge of both.  I took a scrap of fabric and added it to the journal card along with a fussy cut out image of a winter scene.

I took a decorative napkin with a bird and decoupaged it to a piece of white cardstock. Then I matted it to one of the folio flaps.

Next, I took another piece of scrap white cardstock and some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and shaded in the blue to make a snowy hill background.  After distressing the paper I cut out hills and glued them together.  I then added the piece of die cut houses from the “Momenta” die and added them to the front of the hills.  I took that unit and created a tuck spot on the center flap of the folio.

The rest of the it was garnished with sewn notebook pieces, stamped script, words and other elements from the “January Craft Challenge 2022” freebie sheet that was distressed with “Walnut Stain Distress ink” and “Firefly Alcohol markers.

I finally took a piece of torn checkerboard fabric and stitched one side of it on to form the closure.

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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New Year Monthly Craft Challenge For 2022

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I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas Holiday and are prepared for more exciting projects in the upcoming year.  I want to inspire and encourage creativity.  I challenge you to make a favorite craft that you have either already made or have seen someone else make.  You can get your inspiration from any type of platform including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook groups, blogs, and more.  Create something once a month.   It can be anything from mixed media, junk journals, scrapbooks, tags, cards, gift bags, home decor or whatever tickles your fancy.  Post your creations on social media platforms to provide even more inspiration for others.  We all love seeing them.  Let’s share in the fun!

New Year Envelope Freebie

Here is a freebie you can use in them if you like.  This is an envelope I created to use in a junk journal, scrapbook, or for anything you like.  It is printable on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

To access this file, simply click here.

This envelope freebie would work well with the new digital on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop called, “Guys Days Kit“.

Guys Days Kit

 

 

Feel free to post your creations on my Facebook page, “Multimedia Crafts Digital.”

Thanks for stopping by 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!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Paper Owl Template

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Owl Template

Get ready for your fall diy projects early.  Like owls?  Here is a FREE owl template that is great for many projects.  Simply download it, print it, and cut the shapes out.  Next trace the cut shapes on your favorite papers.  Cut those out and glue them together to form your owl.  This freebie is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  To access this kit click here.

 

Dollar Tree Owls

This template is really great for back-to-school crafts for kids and adults.  I created it by tracing around an owl that I bought from the Dollar Tree.   I then found some bottles with two different circular shapes to trace around to form eyes.  I made a beak and a hat for the owls as well.  To watch the process click the video below.

I hope you enjoy this quick tip.   Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy July Giveaway: Free Digital Kit and More

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   There will be a four week YouTube “Happy July Giveaway” with a summer, travel theme.  Participants can enter to win the printable kit from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Esty shop called, “Vintage Summer Road Trip.”  Winners will get the kit, some craft supplies, along with a project that is created each week on the YouTube channel: Sonya Stover.

“A Vintage Summer Road Trip” by Sonya Stover
Etsy shop Multimedia Crafts Digital

 

Each video will air on the first Monday of each week at 6:00 am EST.  The title of the videos will be numbered.

You will have 5 days to view and participate in the giveaway.

Drawings will be held on Saturday morning at 6:00 am EST by way of an electronic random picker.

Once the winner is chosen on YouTube, they have one week from the day of the drawing to respond.  If there is no response within that time frame another winner will be chosen.

To claim your prize, simply contact me at multimediacraftsdigital@gmail.com

The rules are as follow:

  • You must be a US resident to enter
  • You must be a subscriber to qualify
  • Watch the video and its entirety
  • Leave a comment about how you will use some of the contents of the giveaway.
  • Subscribe to the channel
  • Like the video

Feel free to share the video.

Below is the four week video schedule.  Click to download.

 

To watch the YouTube cover of the giveaway click here.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2021 Blog Train Freebie Kit

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Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog train kit

Here is my contribution to the April 2021 Spring Pixel Scrapper blog train.  This kit comes with twelve papers.  Six of them are 12″ x 12″ and the other six are 8.5″ x 11″ and are ready for printing.  Both can be used in digital projects as seen in both figures 1 and 2 below.  This kit also comes with 14 elements with soft blues, greens, yellows, and grays.  The papers are all in jpg format.  The elements are in png format with a sheet of printable graphics that is in jpg.  All items in kit are high quality 300 dpi.  To access this kit click here.

The theme for the kit was beachy, spring, garden, rainy days, and lemons.  Below is the color palette.  To see other kits from fellow Pixel Scrapper blog train collaborators click here.

 

April 2021 Blog train color palette

This is the color palette.

 

figure 1. Splish Splash digital layout using the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog Train kit

 

 

 

I used multiple elements from the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog train kit in these two digital illustrations.  I simply used Adobe Photoshop  on my laptop to edit my layouts.  Making digital scrapbook pages is a great way to store family pictures without taking up too much physical space.  However, if you prefer hanging your images on your walls or or putting them in an album you can keep your beautiful photos and keepsakes by having them printed out.


 

 


figure 2. A Beautiful Spring Day

 

 

In this next layout I combined multiple shapes of circles and rectangles along with graphics from the kit to finish off the “Beautiful Spring Day” at the Beach.

 

 

 



 

Journal envelope and ephemera made using the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog Train kit

I made this spring journal piece by printing out one of the 8.5″ x 11″ papers twice; One scrapbook paper on cardstock and the elements sheet on vellum.  You can use an inkjet or laser printer on the vellum.

 

 

iced lemon ade made using glossy accents and vellum over cardstock.

 

I layered multiple elements of the same kind together, gluing the vellum overtop the cardstock images.  I added glossy accents to some to give them more of a 3-D ice cube effect.

 

 

Disclaimer:  Should you make a purchase from clicking on some of the links above I will receive a monetary percentage of the cost of your item(s).  Thanks for stopping by and 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.