Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Penny's Papercrafting Blog #472 (Feat. Dr. Digi's House of Stamps & Di's Digi stamps)

Hey everyone!! It's Brian here with my latest DT project with Penny's Challenge Blog. Here are the sponsors for this challenge:

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps 


Di's Digi Stamps:

Here's the card I made for this challenge:

I used the image "Bertha's Bloomin Box" from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. 
I started with a white card blank, and matted it with red patterned paper with pink polka dots. I then colored the image with Caliart alcohol markers. After i was done coloring, I fussy cut the image and glued it to the mat. 
I then cut the letters for the sentiment "Bloom Where You are Planted" with my  Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, and adhered to the mat,

I hope everyone has a blessed day, and I'll see yall again soon!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Penny's Challenges Blog Design Team Project: Challenge #471 (feat. Hetty Clare Digi Stamps & All Dressed Up Digi Stamps)

Hey Everyone! It's Brian here with my first ever design team project for Penny's Challenges blog!!  Here's the link:

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Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are Hetty Clare Stamps and All Dressed Up Stamps. Please take the time to check out both of their Etsy shops.

The image I chose is "Spring Has Sprung". 

For this card, I used sky blue cardstock, along with the "Spring Has Sprung" digi stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps. I also die-cut some additional flowers and leaves with my Cricut Cuttlebug. I used CaliArt alcohol markers for coloring all images. The sentiment "Happiness is a Well-tended Garden  was cut out with vinyl using my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. I also fussy-cut the "Spring Has Sprung" image by hand, Yes, I enjoy fussy-cutting! (I also enjoy  coloring with alcohol markers and Primacolors). 

I truly hope everyone has a wonderful day, and thank you for checking out my blog post!!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memorydex Card Tutorial

Welcome back everyone, today we're going to make a Memorydex card with absolutely NO special tools... That's right, Cardstock, ruler, pencil, scissors, paper trimmer and a hole punch. Simple enough, right? Wait, there is a catch.... It's not only a memorydex card, it's a memorydex CARD! Please do stick around as we make this cool project!!

You will need glue, cardstock of your choosing, a trimmer, pencil,
ruler, scissors, and a hole punch. 

Instructions for making this project:

  • First, we need to locate our cardstock for the base and a trimmer. (I used Arteza 140 lb. watercolor paper for mine).
  • Now, we cut a piece of cardstock to 4x8. We then need to fold the cardstock at the 4 inch line so we can make a card shape.
  • Next, we mark a line with our ruler and pencil at 1/2 inch on the top of the base and also a 1/2 inch mark just above the fold. 
  • With our ruler on the bottom fold line, we now need to mark on the line at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inches.
  • When we are done with those lines, we will then get our hole punch and punch at each intersection, making sure that we punch at the cross hairs of the line going across (the 1/2 inch line) and the 1 1/2 inch line, and subsequently, the 2 1/2 inch line. 
  • The next step is to cut a slit under each hole, making it about 1/16-1/8 inches wide. (just so it can fit snugly through the bars on a memorydex card holder. 
  • Now we turn to our tp 1/2 inch line. We need to mark on that at the 2 inch line. After we make the mark, we need to grab our scissors and cut from the top of the card to the 1/2 inch line. Now we can cut the right half off the card and have a tab on the left. This is what the card should look like when closed and opened.

Memorydex card, closed

Memorydex card, open

  • Now, we can round all the edges of the card, if desired. 
  • Other than that, it's all up to you and your own imagionation!


Hope to see you next time!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Basket Weave Placemat

Hey everyone!! It's Brian with my first tutorial on my blog... Today, we are going to make a basket weave placemat with minimal supplies... Here we go..........

* First off, we need to get 3 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, one white, and 2 more sheets with your choice of colors. I used red and green for mine, as I was going for a Christmas look. Glue is recommended, but not required

* Next, we cut 1/2 inch off the short (8 1/2) side of our three pieces of cardstock.

* After we are done with that, we need to set aside the two sheets of now 8 x 11 colored cardstock for just a moment.

* Now, we want to take our white sheet of cardstock and very lightly score at the 1 and 10 inch marks.

* What we do next is score at the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 inch marks, starting at the 1 inch lightly scored mark to the 10 inch lightly scored mark

* How we do the cutting is up to you. You could take a ruler and an X-acto knife and cut each line, or you could use a trimmer and trim the seven score lines running from 1 to 10 inches... Your choice

* After completing the previous step, we now need to cut several 1 x 8 inch strips from the two colored sheets.

* This next part is a little difficult for some, however, the results will be VERY rewarding. For the first and second row, we need the weave to go as follows from bottom to top:

* FIRST ROW: over, under, over, under, over, under, over, under

* SECOND ROW: under, over, under, over, under, over, under, over

* This process continue as so until we have reached the end of the cut marks

* If desired,glue the ends with a good adhesive. Glue Dots work well.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Bye for now

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Welcome to my blog!!

Welcome!! My name is Brian Dickey, and I have been dabbling in the world of papercraft for my entire lifetime.. Included in this blog post is some of my recent work, and this is also the new home for my videos... I hope you enjoy and please leave your thoughts down below in the comments section... 
Clothes hanger snowflake

Watermelon Rosettes

Dishwasher sign

Sympathy card

Penny's Papercrafting Blog #472 (Feat. Dr. Digi's House of Stamps & Di's Digi stamps)

Hey everyone!! It's Brian here with my latest DT project with Penny's Challenge Blog. Here are the sponsors for this challenge: Dr. ...