Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thinking of You

Hello, WorldWin Fans! Happy Thanksgiving to the USA readers! 

I wanted to show you how to create a simple card using embossed cardstock and a large sentiment.  

When I collect a new embossing folder, the first thing I do is emboss it, using whatever cardstock I have close by. I also will emboss various types of cardstock to get a feel for how the impression will look with different weights and textures of cardstock. As a result, I collect stacks of embossed patterns! It is easy to pair these embossed prints together to make quick cards!

To create this card follow these steps:

1. Make a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch, top-fold card from ColorMates Originals Deep Terra-Cotta cardstock.

2. Emboss Elan Metallics Mocha cardstock with the Extra Loren Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Elegance Collection. 

3. Use an ink applicator to rub the embossed Mocha metallic cardstock with rust ink. Trim the panel to slightly smaller than the card front. 

4. Emboss the ColorMates Smooth and Silky Barley Grass cardstock with the Poetry Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Elegance Collection

5. Using an ink applicator, rub the Barley Grass embossed cardstock with green ink. Trim the panel to 4 3/4 x 3 inches and mat with Deep Terra-Cotta cardstock. Attach to the left side of the embossed Mocha metallic cardstock.

6. Stamp a large sentiment onto ColorMates Original Light Totally Tan cardstock with brown ink and cut out with a rectangle nesting die.

7. Mat the sentiment with a Deep Terra-Cotta rectangle cut with a scallop rectangle nesting die. Attach the sentiment to the other panels with foam adhesive tape.

8. Wrap twine around the embossed panels and secure. Attach the panels to the card front.

9. Tie a button onto the card with more twine.

10. Line the inside of the card with Light Totally Tan cardstock.

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies Needed:

WorldWin Cardstock:
ColorMates Smooth and Silky: Barley Grass
ColorMates Original: Deep Terra-Cotta, Light Totally Tan
Elan Metallics: Mocha

Other supplies:
Embossing folders: Couture Creations Extra LorenPoetry
Die templates: Couture Creations Nesting Dies Rectangle, Scallop Rectangle
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Tree Frog; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna; Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Twine: May Arts
Button: unknown
Adhesive: Glue Dots adhesive dots; Couture Creations foam mounting tape, double-sided tape

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clean and Simple Kromekote Card

Hey there, it's Katrina on the blog today.  I just have a quick card share with some Colormates Textured  and Kromekote papers.

I only used three papers on this card, but a clean and simple card was the best way to show how beautiful the Kromekote papers are.  I used Kromekote papers in Brushed Silver and White Lizard.  For the card base I used Colormates Textured card stock in Aqua Ribbon.

I knew I wanted to emboss the Brushed Silver Kromekote, but I didn't want it to be overpowering.  I found this Quikutz embossing folder in my stash and thought it would be perfect for an everyday card.

Supplies:  Cardstock-WorldWin Papers (Aqua Ribbon Colormates Textured), Kromekote in Brushed Silver and White Lizard; Ribbon-May Arts; Letters-Jillibean Soup; Embossing Folder-Quikutz (Bubbles)

Here is a close up of the detail on the White Lizard Kromekote paper.  I loved how this paper cut and embossed. 

So, quite the impact, with just a little embossing and little touches here and there.  I am thinking that Kromekote will make some great tags for Christmas presents!  OR, maybe ornaments to hang on the tree!

Thanks for stopping by today on the WorldWin Papers blog!

Katrina Hunt
Paper, Scissors and Glue

Monday, November 25, 2013

Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart

Hi, it's Gini and this weekend I tried a stamping technique that I haven't tried before - bleach stamping.  It sounded a little intimidating, but it was really easy - and the results are a fun surprise depending on the color of cardstock that you use.

I choose to use ColorMates Deep Creamy Cocoa - along with JustRite Stamp's Fancy Labels.  The results reminded me of gorgeous batik fabric.  If you would like to try this technique, just fold a paper towel several layers thick, place on a glass plate, and pour enough bleach on the towel to saturate it.  Then just use this as use would a stamp pad.  I did not have to leave the stamp on the paper extra time - the bleach effect was almost instantaneous.

 The sentiment was stamped from JustRite's  , and the edges were ink distressed in brown.  I also used a flourish from this stamp set at the top of the card.

The bottom half of the card was dry embossed and then inked to bring out the detail.  I die cut 2 of Spellbinder's Fantastic Flourish One (one in pink and one in green).  I cut the pink flowers off of the vine and glued them down on the green base.  I added pearls to the centers.  The large flower was made using Spellbinders Rose Creations, and water distressed to produce a more realistic look. Finally, the leaves were cut from Spellbinder's Foliage set, and the debossed areas were colored with a Copic marker.

WorldWin Papers:
Other Supplies
Tsukineko Ink
Viva Decor 3D Metallic Stamp Paint
Copic Markers
Sizzix Embossing Folder- Regal Flourishes

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall Home Decor

Hello everyone! I have a fun home decor project to share with you today. This is a BRAND NEW project, created just for the WorldWin Blog.

This miniature screen is 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide. It is perfect for a shelf, table, or desk. (A full supply list is located at the end of the post.)

This project is not difficult to make, but it does require a lot of "fussing." To begin. cut a piece of WorldWin Petallics Black Ore cardstock to 6 x 12 inches, and score at 3, 6, and 9 inches.

To make sure that your screen is sturdy, cut four pieces of chipboard to slightly smaller than 3 x 6 inches and attach them to the back of each scored panel of the Black Ore cardstock. (Use chipboard scraps or WorldWin Heavyweight Chipboard, painted with black gesso or covered with black cardstock.) 

Trim four pieces of ColorMates Original Medium Coffee Brown cardstock to 2 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches. Rub the edges with brown ink. Attach the cardstock to the front of each panel. (The chipboard is the BACK of each panel.)

Trim four pieces of designer paper to 2 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Rub the edges with brown ink and attach to each panel. For my sample I used Graphic 45 French Country and Magic of Oz papers.

For the next step you need some drying time as we are working with modeling paste.

Place a stencil with a brick design (or design of your choice) onto the third panel. Use a palette knife or an old credit card to smooth some modeling paste onto the stencil. Remove the stencil and wash it. Allow the paste to dry.

I masked off some of my panel and only added the brick design to part of the panel. 

Once the paste is dry, rub it with various colors of ink to create the shading you wish. 

Now comes the fun part! (This next part could be completed while you wait for your paste to dry in the above step.)

Using various fall-themed dies, cut shapes from the following cardstock: Petallics Gold Ore, ColorMates Original Deep Berry Red, Deep Orange Dream, Deep Terra-Cotta, Deep Mari-Gold, ColorMates Smooth and Silky Caramel, Elan Metallics Mocha, Treasures Deep Brown.

Select ink colors to complement the cardstock and "shade" your die cuts as desired. I will explain how to create each element on the project, one panel at a time. 

However, we must first create our title. I spelled out the word "FALL" with chipboard letters. If you wish to create a longer screen to spell "AUTUMN" or "THANKSGIVING," simply attach more panels to the basic one that we are making today.

For my project, I used some 2 1/2-inch tall chipboard letters that I found in my stash. You can use premade letters or die cut letters of your choice. I first painted each chipboard letter with two layers of black gesso (to prime the chipboard and seal it). 

Once the gesso was dry, I rubbed each letter with clear embossing ink and then sprinkled on Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder (Vintage Photo). I melted the powder with a heat tool. While the powder was still hot, I quickly sprinkled some areas with Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper Metallic embossing powder. Once the powder was cool, I rubbed the surface to activate the distress powder, and I also to rubbed some powder off, exposing the black gesso.

Now, let's create each panel.

For panel one (covered with Graphic 45 French Country Abundance paper), die cut two feathers from Elan Metallics Mocha and ColorMates Original Deep Meri-Gold cardstock. Ink with distress inks. Attach the feathers to the left edge of the panel. Using postage-edge scissors, trim out a November postage image from Graphic 45 Place in Time November paper. Attach the postage stamp image to the upper right corner of the panel with dimensional foam tape.

Attach a chipboard "F" with dimensional foam tape to the left, bottom edge of the panel. 

Using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, cut 6 "daisy" flowers from ColorMates Original Deep Meri-Gold cardstock. Ink as desired. Attach to the panel as shown. 

From Graphic 45 French Country Banners, select the bee/clock element. Using a 1-inch circle punch, punch out the clock and attach it to the center of the flower with dimensional foam tape.

Shape the flower as desired. Make sure your flower does not overlap the next panel.

Panel two is covered with the reverse print of the Graphic 45 French Country Abundance paper. Place the Graphic 45 French Country rooster chipboard element at the top center of the panel.

Use the Sizzix Pumpkin #2 die (or similar) to die cut a pumpkin from Colormates Original Deep Orange Dream cardstock. Ink as desired. Attach the pumpkin to the lower left edge of the panel. 

Use Spellbinders Little Leaf and Fall Foliage dies to die cut small leaves and an acorn from ColorMates Original Deep Berry Red, Deep Orange Dream, Deep Terra-Cotta, and Treasures Deep Brown cardstock. Ink as desired.

Assemble three small leaves at the top of the pumpkin. Add a twine bow. Cover the knot in the twine with a chipboard "franc" from the Graphic 45 French Country chipboard sheet. Using dimensional foam tape, add the acorn to the lower left of the pumpkin. 

Use dimensional foam tape to attach the chipboard "A" to the lower right corner of the panel.

For the panel three you will need a 6-inch tall, fussy cut image. I used the Scarecrow image from Graphic 45 Magic of OZ Scatterbrained Scarecrow paper. This paper is retired and may be hard to find. You may have to find a different image from another source.

The paper I used for this panel is Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Yellow Brick Road (the reverse print). I attach the chipboard "L" to the lower right corner of the panel. I fussy cut the image and attached it to the panel with dimensional foam tape.

Before you attach your image, make sure you know how your panel will bend. Since my Scarecrow is off the panel, I had to make sure his head did not get bent.

For panel four, I fussy cut the crows from the Graphic 45 Scatterbrained Scarecrow paper.

This panel is covered with Graphic 45 French Country Provance paper.  I used the Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms branch die to cut branches from Treasures Deep Brown cardstock.

I attached the branches and a few more of the tiny leaves to the top of the panel. Then I attached the fussy cut crows to the branches with dimensional foam tape. 

Attach the chipboard "L" to the lower right of the panel. Use the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves and the Spellbinders Fall Foliage dies to cut larger leaves. Ink as desired.

Create a leaf bouquet on the panel as shown. Tuck in some of the branches and an acorn.

This project is a fun way to use up your cardstock scraps by using punches and die cut templates to create shapes. Using layers and ink, you can make unique elements for your projects.

I hope you have enjoyed this fall decor project!

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)


WorldWin Papers:
Petallics Black Ore, Gold Ore
ColorMates Original Medium Coffee Brown, Deep Berry Red, Deep Orange Dream, Deep Terra-Cotta, Deep Mari-Gold 
ColorMates Smooth and Silky Caramel
Elan Metallics Mocha
Treasures Deep Brown
Heavyweight Chipboard

Designer paper: Graphic 45 French Country Abundance, Provance; Magic of Oz Yellow Brick Road, Scatterbrained Scarecrow; Place in Time November Cut-Apart
Cardstock elements: Graphic 45 French Country Banners
Chipboard: Basic Grey letters; Graphic 45 elements
Stencil: Studio 490 Brick Wall
Ink: Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark; Clearsnap Pigment Chestnut, Ochre, Roussillion; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey
Embossing powder: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper Metallic
Die cuts: Tim Holtz Writing Desk, Tattered Florals, Tattered Leaves; Sizzix Pumpkin #2; Spellbinders Little Leaf Sets, Fall Foliage, Cherry Blossoms
Punch: Stampin' Up 1" Circle Punch
Gesso: Liquitex black
Modeling paste: Liquitex
Twine: May Arts
Tools: foam brush, palette knife, Couture Creations handheld essentials, Provo Craft deco scissors
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; white glue

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fall is Here with WorldWin Papers!

Katrina on the blog today to share a layout using almost nothing but various card stocks from the WorldWin Paper lines.  The rich colors were just dying for me to make a fall layout with them.  This project was also in the WorldWin Papers booth at this past Summer CHA trade show.

WorldWin Papers Used

Colormates-Deep Spring Green, Deep Orange Dream, Caramel
Elan Metallics-Mocha
Colormates Textured Ribbon-Café Ribbon
Colormates Textured Twill-Natural Twill

Colormates Textured Cascata-Yellow

Other items:  Tag-Chic Tags; Doily-Wilton; Twine-May Arts; Pattern Paper-Bella Blvd (Thankful); Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Punch-EK Success

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut files
Fall is Here 
Design ID #21739
Sunburst Template
Design ID #41110

The papers cut beautifully either with a die cutting machine or with your punches.  This scalloped border is punched, not die cut. 

I love the rich chocolate color of the brown against all of the other colors.  It just makes everything pop!

Thanks for stopping by on a Friday!  Get to scrapping those fall pictures.  Fall will be gone before you know it and then you will have winter pictures to scrap!

Katrina Hunt
Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all

For some of you it may seem that fall is almost over. I would venture a guess that some of you have already had your first snowfall. However, I live in southern California, just north of San Diego, where fall looks a lot like...summer...with cooler nights. 

I love fall colors and decorate my house with items that say "FALL"! I also love to make fall-themed cards and projects. For this card I used Kraft cardstock and the Endless folder from the Couture Creations All Occasions set to create "leaf fossils"!

First, I rubbed the embossing folder with ink, on the side of the folder WITHOUT the Couture Creations logo. Then, I embossed the kraft cardstock. Since I am using the "debossed" side of the cardstock, the ink that was pressed into the paper makes the leaves look like "fossils." The raised parts of the design are not inked.

I used the Couture Creations Nested Victorian Rectangle to cut out my sentiment. I stamped
the sentiment on Light Totally Tan cardstock using several ink colors. I just tapped the stamp
into different colors if ink and stamped. Easy! I used the same technique for the fall leaves. I
stamped the leaves, and then fussy cut them from the Light Totally Tan cardstock.

The pretty Deep Terra-Cotta cardstock is perfect for my card base. I goes well with the ink 
colors I chose. This is a very simple card, with a big impact!

Here is the same embossing folder, with a different technique.
I created a faux patina effect for this card. It is a fun way to get more use out of your folders!
I created a card from Deep Terra Cotta cardstock and a mat from Deep Spring Green. 

I used a brayer to add ink to the embossing folder. I used a selection of fall colors of dye ink. 
Make sure you add ink to the inside of the folder, this time ink the section containing the 
black Couture Creations logo. We are using the "embossed" side of the paper. Once again, 
the background will receive the ink.

Place Light Totally Tan cardstock into the folder and emboss. (Wash your folder to prevent 
staining.) Use a heat tool to make sure the ink on the cardstock is totally dry.

Create a "patina" by using a foam or sponge ink applicator to ink over the raised areas of the
embossed paper with green, blue, and dark brown ink, in that order. Allow to dry. You may 
use a heat tool to dry the ink if you wish. 

Ink some of the raised areas with Watermark or clear embossing ink. You only want to heat 
emboss a few areas to create a "rusted" look on your card. Emboss with metallic embossing 
powder. I created my own "rust" powder by combining several powders together in a small 

Trim the paper to size and use it to create a card.
I used Light Totally Tan for the sentiment and for the inside of the card. The scallop mat is
made from Deep Spring Green.

Thanks for joining me today! 

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

WorldWin Papers products:
Kraft Cardstock
Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan, Deep Terra-Cotta, Deep Spring Green

Other products:
Ink: Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, Cappuccino Delight; Tsukineko Memento 
Rich Cocoa; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown; Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 
Decades Antique Moss, Bon Voyage, Dark Cashmere; Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark
Embossing powder: malachite, gold (Hampton Art), vintage photo (Ranger), copper 
metallic (Cosmic Shimmer)
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps: Close to My Heart (leaves); Taylored Expressions, Our Daily Bread Designs
Embossing folder: Couture Creations Endless
Die templates: Couture Creations Nesting Dies Victorian Rectangles, Rectangles, Scallop Rectangles
Adhesive: Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape, Double-sided tape
Tools: Couture Creations Craft scissors, Craft mat, Handheld Essentials Tools

Friday, November 8, 2013

WOW Card - Using WorldWin Papers for Texture

Hi, it's Gini and I've got a WOW card to share with you today - which simply means a White on White card.  I think the trick to creating an all white card is to use lots of textures - so I pulled out all kinds of WorldWin Papers to give this card lots of visual interest.

I can never decide the best way to photograph these all white cards, so I've given you a couple of different shots.
 Let's talk about the layers.  The base is a 5 x 7 Colormates Smooth Cardstock in Heritage White.  The next layer is Pearlescent Paper in the Swirl pattern.  It was edged with a bead of Fairy Dust Glitter. The next layer was diecut from Petallics Cardstock in Beargrass using Spellbinder's Nobel Rectangle. The center rectangle  was cut using the same die, this time using the Kromekote papers, and embossed using the Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities folder - Butterfly Kisses.  I am completely in love with how spectacular the Kromekote paper embosses. The next layer was die cut using JustRite/Spellbinders Vintage Labels Six dies - using the Swirl Pearlescent paper again.  I added a little bit of the Fairy Dust Glitter to the stenciling areas of the die.  I used the same die set to cut the small oval using Translucent Vellum, that I heat embossed with white powder using JustRite's Fleuriste Newsprint Background Stamp.  The banner was cut from the Kromekote paper using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners.  The sentiment is from JustRite's Seeds of Summer Clear Stamp set.  It was stamped and heat embossed to seal the ink. The flowers were made using Translucent Vellum and cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations.  Of course, I added glitter to the petals.  The leaves were cut from Spellbinders Foliage using the Swirl paper. Whew! That is a lot of layering, but the results are worth it!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Hello! It is Gloria with you today! I wanted to share a card that shows how well the WorldWin Papers ColorMates cardstock heat embosses AND dry embosses!
I made a standard sized card with Treasures Pitch Black cardstock. I then stamped the image with white ink onto ColorMates Original Light Coffee Brown cardstock.  Using white embossing powder, I heat embossed the image. 

Once the embossing was cool to the touch, I dry embossed the image with a matching embossing folder. (You can see I had a bit of trouble lining it up, but that just adds to the "charm"!) I fussy cut the bottom edge of the pattern, so I could add a bit of printed paper to the bottom of the card. 

I stamped the medallion image into the center of the card and heat embossed it. I then die cut some of the matching shapes out of designer paper and cardstock to add to the stamped shape. I die cut the star shape from a scrap of the Light Coffe Brown cardstock, and then covered it with white ink and white embossing powder. Topped with a black gem, it makes a great embellishment for the center of the card. 

Thanks for looking! Please visit my blog Scraps of Life!

~ Gloria

WorldWin Products:
Treasures Pitch Black cardstock
ColorMates Originals Light Coffee Brown cardstock
ColorMates Originals Light Totally Tan cardstock

Other Products:
Designer paper: Teresa Collins
Stamps: Couture Creations Dream Boat Collection, Floral Wreath

Embossing folder: Couture Creations Dream Boat Collection, Floral Wreath
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Embossing powder: Wow Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
Black gem: Want2Scrap
Adhesive: Couture Creations Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape
Tools: Couture Creations Handheld Essentials tools, Couture Creations Precision Trimmer, Couture Creations Sanding Block, Couture Creations Scissors - Pointed Stainless Steel