Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Caught In Crystal Class Projects

Hi All

Thanks for stopping by

Today we wanted to share the cards we made in class today and hopefully inspire you to try something like this yourself.



The technique we've done today was the Caught in Crystal technique. This technique has been something we've seen 2 of our favourite 'celebrity' crafters do and we have been wanting to teach in class for a while now. So I'm calling it Stampin' Up! meets Sue Wilson & Sheena Douglas as these two amazing crafters have inspired us to try it. 

Firstly we started with an A5 piece of accertate and coated it with floor polish (Sheena Style) then added drops of Stampin' Up! re inkers and mix it around to blend. Be careful not to over work the colours as you don't want to end up with a muddy mix. Once you are happy with the mix of colours, sprinkle it with some mica powder or glitter. Both if your feeling brave like Andrea did in our class.

Now get some white tissue paper or plain kitchen roll and screw it up. Open it up and place it over the floor polish mix making sure it's all covered and no dry bits of paper are visible.



Now it's a waiting game, this needs plenty of time to dry and we would recommend at least 24hours. As this is a technique which requires drying time, it might be worth doing several sheets in one go, so you have some on hand for when you need it.

When its dry, trim the excess paper from the edges and do with it as you please.



You can see from the pictures below what we designed for our ladies to create in class today using their Caught in Crystal masterpieces.

Use the Butterfly thinlit for the corners before adding glitter on double-sided adhesive sheet.


Use the off-cut from the previous card for the topper and decorate with flowers.


Corner punch, pearls and a sentiment with a bit of sponging and 2 scored lines.


We hope we have inspired you to give this technique a try and if you have any questions please drop us a message or leave a comment bellow.

All Stampin' Up! products used today are listed below and available to buy from our online shop.

Real Red Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - 103287
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - 111840
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - 119672

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter - 133751

Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad - 126944
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad - 126946
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad - 126965
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad - 131179

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle - 140819
Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set - 140273
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle - 138865

Whisper White A4 Cardstock - 106549
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock - 106550

Thank you for looking and happy stampin'

Barry & Jay
@Mitosucrafts

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Make Your Own Bendi Card With Our Tutorial


Hi All

We made this Bendi Card at our card making class. It's easy to do once you know the measurements so I thought I would share with you today how I made the templates which we gave to our class attendees.
The final piece folds flat into A6 which will fit in a C6 envelope. You can also make 2 Bendi Cards from 1 A4 card.

Cut an A4 card at 10.5cm lengthways.

Score at 1cm and 15.8cm, then cut at 16.8cm.

The panels are made from the left over piece. Score at 1cm. Turn and cut at 6cm lengthways.

Use the scored lines to cut tabs for your panels.

Align Left Panel along the scored line on the Main Card and mark the top corner to determine where the Main Card tab should be. Do the same for the Right Panel. Cut excess off.

Put Left Panel on top of Main Card, align along the bottom at 10cm and mark the tabs.

Cut in between the marked areas as this is where your Left Panel tab will go into.

Put the Right Panel on top of the Left Panel, align along the bottom at 6cm and mark the tabs.

Cut in between the marked areas for the Right Panel tab to go into.

Adhere all pieces together and you have a Bendi Card!

Hope this will help you in creating your own Bendi Cards. Why not share your creations on our facebook page
Or tweet us

Have fun and happy craftin'
Barry and Jay

24th May Class



Hi All

Our fun Stampin' Up card class is on

Tuesday 24th May
10am - 12pm
Hannah Moore Room
Christ Church
Chineham
Basingstoke
RG24 8LT

All levels of crafters are welcome 18-80+

You will be making pre-planned projects to take home using a range of Stampin' Up! products with the technique Caught In Crystal.


The class is £10 per person or FREE when you place a £25 order but no obligations to do so.
Please book your place in advance so we can prepare enough materials.

Hot drinks will be available and all materials provided but please bring a basic craft kit including your favourite adhesives, scissors and 3D foam pads.

Contact us today to book your place.

Barry & Jay
07746 921967

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Teepee Card


Hi All

Just want to share one of our class project which is a Teepee card!

It's easy to construct and with our measurements it will fold flat and fit in a c6 envelope.

Cut 3 cards measuring 9.5cm x 9.5cm
Score diagonally and use a bone folder
Adhere the 3 pieces together along the diagonal folds - see photo for *placements
Cut 3 mats measuring 8.5cm x 8.5cm
Cut 3 DSP measuring 7.5cm x 7.5cm
Cut all mats and DSP diagonally and adhere to the card base.
Use velcro or glue dots
Decorate as you wish.

And you have a teepee card.

Hope you love this card as much as we do.

Happy craftin'

Jay