Today on the blog…Dandelions – Metallic dandelions to be exact. I found this stamp a few months ago and fell in love – I’ve tried a few projects with it but I like this one the best!

Encore Metallic

See the ‘how-to’ on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog today.








Today I’ll be sharing two different projects with you.  Grab a nice beverage and settle in. The first is my project for the IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils Blog Hop.  The second project I’m presenting today is the Altered Pages’ Featured Artist submission.  I hope you enjoy both of these projects I’ve created!

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June 15th.


IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Blog Hop

Umbrella stencil

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel and Tuxedo Black; Clear Embossing Powder; Fireworks! in Blue Sky; Inkblushers & Daubers
Dreamweaver Stencils, Umbrellas
Stamps: Raindrops from Impress; Footloose from Hampton Arts
Kraft cardstock, white cardstock

Finished size 5.5″ x 4.25″

Umbrella stencil

To get the embossed look, using a dauber add Memento Luxe Grey Flannel to one side of the Dreamweaver Umbrella stencil. Run the inked stencil through the die machine using the embossing pad. Cut a section from the top along the edges of the umbrellas. To add a little depth, edge card with the Grey Flannel stamp pad.


Cut a piece of water color paper and spritz lightly with water then with Fireworks! Sky Blue, let dry completely. Stamp raindrops at an angle on blue background with the Memento Luxe Grey Flannel. Run the edges along the Grey Flannel stamp pad.

Umbrellas side

Stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black and clear emboss. Cut along edges. Adhere to a small piece of silver paper to highlight the edges.

Now assemble: adhere umbrellas to the blue background with dimensional tape, then adhere blue background to kraft paper. Lastly add sentiment with dimensional tape.

Here are today’s posts from the other Artists In Residence:

Linda Lucas

Penny Ward

Presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Pam Hornschu


Each Tuesday during the month of June, IMAGINE Crafts is sharing the projects our Artists In Residence have created using products from Altered Pages.  The Design Team at Altered Pages will also be featuring IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products on their blog throughout the month and we hope that you’ll visit the Altered Pages Blog to see the fabulous projects their team has designed.

IMAGINE Crafts/Altered Pages


Here we go – This book is a great way to ‘freehand’ a project & use a wide variety to supplies. Occasionally I’m looking for a quote for a project and look around for the little scraps of paper I write them on when I find them. Instead I’m going to use this new book to keep them all together.

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn in Jet Black and Grey; Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel; Versafine Ink in Spanish Moss; Creative Medium Shimmer
Altered Pages: Paris Stamps and Dragon Fly Stamps; Charms; Various Paper & Vintage Text; Ribbon and Tulle
Stamps: Script Background, Flower and Alphabet from Amuse Studio
Various Washi Tapes, paper scraps, glassine envelopes, paper envelopes + very random scraps from my personal test stash

pages collage

I started with 8 pieces of 5″ x 7″ white cardstock. Working on one side at a time, I layered pictures, paper, old book pages, random envelopes and adhered each layer with creative medium shimmer.  Once completely dry, I trimmed the edges to line up evenly, then began to stamp images and letters with StazOn Jet Black. Then I added a few key charms to the front of the book.


Once all of the pages were complete, I used various washi tape to join the pages together on the inside of the book. Lastly I added the binding using tulle netting, doubled and cut to the length of the book, then adhered with creative medium.

Cake Julia

Lastly, I began to add in a few quotes with a sharpie but there’s plenty of room for more!

Here are the other Artists In Residence featured projects for today:

Linda Lucas

Penny Ward


***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Remember to leave a comment to be entered into the IMAGINE Crafts/Dreamweaver contest.


Thank you for stopping by today and spending so long!










Something that sparkles and reminds us how amazing we are -



IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz & Shimmery Silver; StazOn Jet Black; Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold; Daubers
A Gilded Life for Spellbinders Dies: Imperial Border and Petite Monarch
May Arts Ribbons
Sizzix Camellia Die
Stampendous Script Stamp
Silver and Gold cardstock, Vellum

Check out the ‘how-to’ on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog today.


ty mc












Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop.  For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies.  Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We’re proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps!  You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here’s today’s posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

Penny Ward

Maureen Cronin

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

DeeDee Catron

***Blog Hop Hint‚ if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found”, just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

 Today’s project – BINGO!

BINGO Birthday cronincompanystore.comBINGO! HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY!


IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black; Clear Embossing Powder
Viva Las VegaStamps! BINGO Card Stamp; Party Hat Stamp
Happy Birthday Stamp; Circle Stamp
Fiskars Edge Punch
Red Cardstock, creme cardstock, kraft card, vellum strip
Bakers twine: Red & Black; glitter

BINGO Birthday
Stamp BINGO with Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and clear emboss; stamp party hat on a scrap of paper with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and clear emboss, cut out.

BINGO Birthday
Stamp and emboss ‘happy birthday’ on a strip of vellum wide enough to cover the BINGO card. Stamp the number you’d like to use on a piece of scrap paper and clear emboss, cut out and add to BINGO card with dimensional tape, stamp or draw circle around the number. Adhere vellum strip across the card, folding the edges to the back (this hides the glue).
Add glitter accents to the party hat and add to the card with dimensional tape.

BINGO Birthday
Using the Fiskars punch, add a boarder to the top of the card. Also punch a strip of red paper, line it up behind the card and adhere to the back of the BINGO card.

BINGO Birthday Bow
Tie a length of red and black bakers twine around the lower half of the card and adhere BINGO card to kraft cardstock. Finished card size 4.5″ x 6″

sign off revised