How To Use a Cut File With a Scan N Cut

Yesterday I was on the Joy Clair website sharing how to use a cut file with a Scan N Cut. I know there is a way to directly link the file into my machine, but I am techno challenge and don’t have the patience or desire to figure it out. This is for all of you that, like me, want to stay in our comfort zone while crafting!

Betz Golden is going to show us how we can use Cut Files with a Scan N Cut using a file from the Cutting Cafe! With the end of the school year fast approaching, this is a great project for a teacher. 

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For each of these cards I used scraps from my stash and buttons I had purchased on sale at Joann’s that I forgot I had. To create the cards, I downloaded the cut fie from The Cutting Cafe and printed it. I scanned the printed copy into my Scan-n Cut and saved it. I used the saved file to cut the elements of each of the cards and assembled. Here is the tutorial:

I also included the list of supplies in the video description for your convenience as well as here:

These cards were a lot of fun! Adding the glaze to each coffee cup really set it off. 

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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden 

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Kid You’ll Move Mountains!

My sweet little nephew has his third birthday coming up. I want to get him my favorite children’s book “Oh The Places You Will Go!” for his birthday. Joy Clair has a stamp set that matches perfectly and I knew I needed to create a card for him using it. To make it personal I added a few baby pictures I took of him.

The scan in cut trimmed out the images after I colored them in with copic markers. Here are two videos on how this card came together. The first is on how I created the paper.

The next video is how to create this card using the handmade paper created in the last video.

This is going to be a great gift because of how perfectly coordinated it is! I have a feeling the card and book are going to be treasured.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Color By Faith Blog Hop

I am participating in another exciting blog hop with Joy Clair! This hop is all about the Color By Faith stamp line. I must confess that I am still new to Bible art. These stamps are fabulous and have really helped me learn this new form of art. Over the last few months I have created several pages.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Color by Faith Blog Hop, Joy Clair Stamps is giving away a $25 Gift Card to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm ET 04-05-2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog on 04-30-2019

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The first page I created with the Color by Faith line was this one:

I shared this a couple of months ago for another hop.

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The next page is my favorite so far! The stacked teacups makes me smile šŸ™‚

This also is the first Bible art page I did on YouTube LIVE!

https://youtu.be/Lwnq1yPDuNw

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The last one I am sharing with you is based off of the lyrics of my favorite song –Reckless Love. The little sheep is just darling! Here is how this one came together:

https://youtu.be/QHr8mEzchV0

Please make sure you hop through the rest of the blogs provided below. I am a novice on this subject and find so much inspiration in the designers listed below! I am sure you will as well. Also, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. I do a lot with Joy Clair stamps on it and you will get insight into upcoming design team posts šŸ™‚

JoyClair Blog 

MarthaLucia Gomez 

Connie Hyde Mercer 

Angie Cimbalo 

Karen Letchworth 

Jessica Kaiser 

Monica Maier 

Kerry Urbatch 

Donna Idlet 

BetzGolden 

Lindsay Adreon 

Ceal Pritchett 

Jowilna Nolte Helen Gullet

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Save Us Now!

Below is a recent post for the Joy Clair blog I wrote. The saying that stuck out to me was “Save Us Now”. I recently have been praying for things and God has been telling me no. I fire back to the Almighty the reason I have trust issues with Him is because He tells me no. He then will remind me that He is not a genie in a bottle. I can’t just rub him, make a wish and BOOM I get it. He is the sovereign God that knows everything and all things work for good. My prayer has shifted from asking what I want to just “Save me now!” I knew that when I read this passage in Matthew 21 and saw that sentiment it was from Him. I stamped it over and over again as I cried out in my spirit to Him. Sure enough, the next day I thanked God for something he said no to me about. Had he said yes it would have been a disaster.

One of the things I have set out to do this year is get into Bible Journaling. God gave me a passion for art and a creative mind. It only makes sense that He would speak to me through it. Once a week I sit down for a few hours and create in my Bible. I always turn on praise and worship songs when I do it and just let my spirit go. My pages are not where I want them to be from an artistic point of view, but that’s okay. It is not so much about creating beautiful art as much as it communicating with my maker. Here is a recent page I created:

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I really was drawn to the palm leaves and liked how it represented Jesus coming into town. I wanted to create a set of cards to mail out to remind my loved ones of the real reason for Easter.

Cards

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The cards are rather simple with a few special touches. The kraft card stock is a nice compliment to the green palm leaves and Rinea Foiled paper. I did quite a bit of embossing on these cards to amp up the simplicity of them. 

Bible art stamps are not only great for your Bible, but for cards and other projects. A lot of times people really need positive encouragements and reminders that they are loved. There is not better way to show this than through a card made with God’s love.

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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden

The Modified Bunnies

Recently I went out to dinner with the owners and a few of the design team members of Joy Clair. One of the owners did not like the little bunnies on the Easter greeting stamp set because they were dark. Naturally she thinks of bunnies as fluffy and white or pastel. It got me thinking about how to stamp them. I knew I could stamp them in any color…but what and how. So I came up with these:

It is getting close to Easter which means spring cards are happening in my parts! I decided to use the Easter Greetings set to make a set of three 5.5 cards.Ā  The Easter bunnies appear to be black on the package and some people really struggle with that. They think of bunnies as white or pink for the holiday. Something to keep in mind is the packaging is just printed in black. You can stamp the little darlings any color your heart desires. Sometime we get stuck on what we see and assume it has to be that way. It took me awhile to figure out what to do with these sweet little bunnies because I did not want black bunnies on my Easter cards. It then dawned on me that I could stamp them and emboss them in white and silver — which I did!

Silver Bunnies and Water Color Pencils

WhenĀ  I stamped these bunniesĀ  in silver I usedĀ  a watercolorĀ  pencilĀ  toĀ  colorĀ  inĀ  theĀ  bunnies.TheĀ  embossedĀ  imageĀ  resistedĀ  theĀ  watercolorĀ  andĀ  complimentedĀ  theĀ  bunnies.

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ForĀ  thisĀ  card I used purple chalk to shade the bunnies in on mulberry paper. The different textures and old school technique make this card a classic stunner!Ā 

Pink Bunnies and Chalk

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I really wanted to round out the card series and opted to create a spring card with the beautiful lilies that are included in the set.
Once again I used mulberry paper to stamp on. I used Lavender whisper glimmer mist over the image and adhered to a piece of pattern canvas.Ā 

Lilies and Glimmer Mist

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I did not stamp any of the images on regular card stock, but rather specialty paper that I found in a scrap pack through Canvas Corp Brands. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when crafting. Try to break the rules and just have fun!Ā 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz Golden