Category The Crafty Scrapper

The Tag

Today I’m sharing the tag I made for The Crafty Scrapper’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas. In case you haven’t noticed, I do more crafting at Christmas than any other time of the year. I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love crafting for Christmas.

Here is the tag I made.

I started with some Prima Sweet Peppermint scraps I had leftover from my Christmas Carousel project. I layered the papers, and added a stitched border.

To mute the patterns and blend the colors a little more, I added a messy layer of thin white paint before adding my embellishments. A few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist give it an aged look.

The chipboard and sequins are from the Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and More set...

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The Project

Back in November, I taught at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event. It was an all-day event, where I taught this 1-hour class five times. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun – especially for all the women who were crafting.

I used Prima’s “Sweet Peppermint” collection to make this Santa’s Visit gift card holder. We started with plain chipboard that we cut and scored into a little sleeve and drawer.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 1

We decorated the box inside and out.

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Some embellishments from Maya Road (bottle brush tree) and Tim Holtz (mini reindeer) are decorated and blinged to make Santa feel welcome.

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I wonder how many of the crafters are going to give away their boxes? I don’t think I could part with it!


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Winter Fun

Happy December! Today I’m sharing my most recent project for The Crafty Scrapper: a canvas project I made using Carta Bella’s new “Snow Fun” collection.

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I started with an 8×8 canvas. I painted a border using Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, then layered a dark blue cardstock under the “Shimmering Snowflakes” patterned paper.

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I added snow to the bottom using modeling paste and Deco Art’s Snow-Tex. A nice sprinkling of glitter brings it to life. I added some fun embellishments to create a winter scene: Maya Road bottle brush tree (with more snow and glitter), wooden deer, and embossed snowflake.

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A vintage paper doily is layered under a Tim Holtz Found Relatives photo. I used one of the Carta Bella stickers to create the “Winter” banner.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with wonder and m...

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Thankful

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique
Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper – a mini book featuring the new Authentique Harvest collection as well as papers from the Photoplay Autumn Day collection.I started with some mini manila folders from 7 Gypsies, which I painted and inked until they were the perfect coppery-bronze color.

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I layered patterned papers to create backgrounds that highlight the gorgeous vintage images from the Authentique collection.

 

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful Mini ~ Authentique

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique

 

I tucked in a tag between pages, adding some silk fall leaves.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful ~ Authentique
Hand-dyed seam binding acts as a closure for the mini book.

 

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Thankful Mini ~ Authentique

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Mixed Media Painting

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a fun and easy mixed media project. I started with a sheet of the new Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins printed papers. These papers have a sueded texture that is perfect for layering inks, paints, sprays, dyes…. You name it! They also have several gorgeous designs to choose from, which will help your project look like a professional masterpiece!

I used the Nature pattern for my background. I painted it using a mix of watered-down sprays from Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Perfect Pearls, and even Tim’s Distress Markers.

Historique Mixed Media ~ Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com ~ Tattered Angels

I let each color dry before adding a new color, but could then go in with a wet paint brush and blend the colors – like I did on the lilies and the butterfly.

Historique Mixed Media ~ Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com ~ Tattered Angels

The butterfly is a design from another sheet ...

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