Friday, May 10, 2013

Printing on Flowers - by Clayton528 (Kathy)

About a year ago or so, I had seen a baby’s 1st birthday invitation where the baby’s picture was printed on flowers and thought it was such a unique idea. So when I heard that this month’s theme was going to be “Switch-er-oo”, I was very excited because I knew exactly what I wanted to try for my project . . . printing a picture onto paper flowers.

Masquerade Mask - by Miwa

This tutorial will show you how to make this masquerade mask (most materials purchased from cropchocolate.com). I love how masquerade masks are almost like... couture! They're so much fun to individualize and why not go for more drama? Personally, I prefer masks with sideways flair, but you can make them however your heart desires. For more inspiration, visit Pinterest! The first two steps of this tutorial will show how to make paper feathers and flowers, before advancing to the construction of the mask itself.



Picket Fence Container - by mom2Two (Jenni)

My daughter's kindergarten teacher is just about the sweetest woman I know. I wanted to make her something equally as sweet for her end of the year gift. When this picket fence wooden basket/container came my way, I knew it was for her. I had no idea at the time what I would do with it, but just thought it was super cute!

Check it out HERE, on Instructagram!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cards with a Washi Accent - by By Belle (Michele)


May already?!? Can you even believe it?? This month, as you probably know, our theme is SWITCHEROO. So I will be showing you a set of cards that showcase a rosette made with a washi tape accent.


Washi Tape Canvas - by Scrap Happy (Julie)


This month, we're "switching it up" on the design team, and I get to play with canvas, and one of the new things I hoard, I mean COLLECT -- washi tape! I was very excited when Crop Chocolate offered this adorable washi tape. I knew right away what I wanted to do with it!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Distressing Techniques - by Christina

From Chris: Simple distressing techniques can add a lot to your page. These are two of my favorite things to do. I always fall back on these when I think my project needs something.



{guest designer} papercrazy - Cards Galore!

Ever have a piece of patterned paper from a kit that you just don't know what to do with? Maybe you just got carried away and bought way too many sheets of that patterned paper that you love, but now you aren't sure what to do with all of it. Here is how you can use it to make six A2 cards using one 12x12 paper, card bases, and embellishments.



Spring Banner - by laursey562 (Laura)

Happy Spring! I created this fun banner for my Crop Chocolate May Design Team submission and am so happy with the results! I selected Echo Park's Sweet Girl paper because it is so bright and cheerful and used all kinds of supplies to make it special.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Streaky Glass Technique - by karey2005 (Karen)

From Karen:

For May, the CC Design Team challenge was to switch groups.  For the first four months, half of us have been doing altered art or home decor and half of us have done cards and lay-outs.  I've been on the altered art/home decor team, so this month, I got to make some cards.  I decided to do a streaky glass technique I found, and I hope you love it as much as I do!


Shadow Box - by Corrie

Shadow boxes are a fun little decorative item to store just about anything in - including pretty paper butterflies.