Category The Crafty Scrapper

Believe in Magic

I am kicking off the Christmas season with an ornament that I made for a recent event. I was an instructor at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event this past Saturday. It was a long, fun day of crafting.

For my project, I started with a cardboard base that I die cut (using an old die that I have no idea who makes it). Then we painted it using two colors of Distress paint – Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood. Then we added Forest Moss Distress Stain, Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist, and silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

The dies are all Tim Holtz. The adorable Santa image is from Authentique’s new Christmastime collection. We painted, glittered, and embossed a wooden snowflake from Do Crafts.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

We also dyed seam binding with Fired Brick Distress Ink, and added a spritz of the Pewter Perfect Pe...

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Family

Today I’m sharing a new design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. This time, I’m showing off the new Bo Bunny “Enchanted Harvest” collection. I am still in love with this paper collection, and have already made several projects with it. The images are adorable and the colors really have me in the mood for fall.

Now that fall has arrived, I’m already thinking of our upcoming holidays, including Thanksgiving. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of family. I wanted to create a home decor piece that incorporates all of those feelings.

Zunky Chic ~ Family decor with Bo Bunny

I started with a piece of burlap that I folded and stitched at the top to create a sleeve (like a curtain) to hang on a vintage butter knife (yes, I have everything in my stash). Then I started layering my papers, images, and trims.

Zunky Chic ~ Family decor with Bo Bunny

I stitched around each ...

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BOO!

Today I’m sharing another Halloween project I made for The Crafty Scrapper – a Halloween tag, perfect to tie on a treat bag for a special little ghoul.

I started with a black cardstock base. Then I added a piece of white cardstock that I inked with Distress Inks, embossed, and finally sewed with random black stitches.

Zunky Chic ~ BOO tag

I added a vintage postcard image from the idea-ology Halloween Ephemera Pack and a cute little witch from my collection. The bat is from Blue Fern Studios. I inked it and then covered it in black Stickles.

Zunky Chic ~ BOO tag

The pumpkin is a Tim Holtz die, as well as the embossing folder I used to give it more texture. Miss Kitty is another image from my stash.

Zunky Chic ~ BOO tag
I added dyed cheesecloth and preserved moss at the bottom, and a custom-dyed ribbon to the top.
 Zunky Chic ~ BOO tag

She’s all ready to cast a few sp...

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Tricks and Treats

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a Halloween ATC holder that uses several items from the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween collection.

I started with two paper lunch bags that I folded to create the interior pockets. Then I attached them together with by stitching on two burlap “hinges.” I decorated the front with papers from the Halloween Paper Stash.

Zunky Chic ~ Tricks and Treats ATC Holder
I added some cheesecloth that I sprayed with orange and black Maya Mist (from Maya Road), a cluster of flowers, and an idea-ology Crypt Cameo. A black tulle bow gives a spiderweb effect.
Zunky Chic ~ Tricks and Treats ATC Holder

Let’s take a peak inside. The pockets created from folding the bags are the perfect size to hold a few Halloween-themed ATCs...

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper design team. I made this mini book of quotes using some of the beautiful papers from the Bo Bunny “Penny Emporium” collection. I also used a few pieces from the Ken Oliver “Hometown” collection.

Let’s get started on a tour of my mini book, shall we?

First off, I made the book using a few pieces of recycled chipboard from an empty cereal box. I covered the chipboard with some cardstock, and then started to make my signatures (the pages). Tip: You can do a quick Internet search to learn some very easy techniques for book binding. Then you can make your own books, in any size you want, and upcycle all that chipboard and cardboard that you’ve been throwing away.

Zunky Chic ~ Penny Emporium Mini Book

The Bo Bunny paper has several ATC-sized images with great quotes that I used ...

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