Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop

The Arty Addicts Technique Blog Hop
If you came from Stephanie Gradzki blog you are at the right place. if you just happed  to visit today and want start from the beginning go to Angela Butler's blog. This blog hop is all about techniques 24 of us are sharing our favorite technique and the technique I picked is using the paper crimper. This was one of the first tools I bought when I started this hobby. I have to tell you that I had to dust it off. LOL. I have not used this tool in a very long time. It had been calling me the last few weeks and then I came across this technique on Journal Artist A Art
So I had to try it. Making your own Corrugated Cardboard
This is what you need a paper crimper, chipboard, cardstock, patterned paper, glimmer mist/water, wet glue
A thinner cardstock worked better for me when I put it through the crimmper. It seemed to keep it's shape better that a thicker cardstock.
You need to add moister to the cardstock before you put it through the crimper so that it keeps it's shape. I used glimmer mist to add color but you can use water.
after the cardstock goes through the crimper let it dry a bit. I glued this piece to the chipboard with some wet adhesive. I let it dry.
 I prepared the patterned paper with little "X"s with an knife. So that I could pull and distress it after I glued it to the crimped paper.
 
Now you can add some ink
I love the way this came out. Imagine you can now you this to cut it out with any dies you may have. It works great for cover for mini albums. I used it for a little sign

 I used one of Tim Holtz dies alterations mover and shapers- mini tickets set
I also used a Donna Downey Stamp for the saying.


I'm giving a way some blog candy to one lucky follower. Leave me a comment and some contact info in case you win, don't forget to become a follower if you are new to my blog and on Monday I will go to random.org to pick one lucky follower that has left me a comment.
I'll post a picture of the blog give away when I let you know who the lucky winner is.
Your next stop on this hop is
 Happy hopping~
LIZ

39 comments:

Lynn said...

very cool technique! I'll have to dust off my crimper too.

Chrys said...

Very cool! And your project is very pretty! Thanks for sharing. :)

savyjade said...

Your project turned out fabulous! TFS.

Savyjade@cox.net

Donalda Martin said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. I need to get my crimper out.

Limor Webber said...

Love it! thanks girl!!!
Have a great day!

Dawn said...

I'm going to have to try this it looks very fun! Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

So glad I saw this! I almost got rid of my crimpers! Will be dusting mine off too.

scrappinchic said...

I love this technique!

Flora Garcia-Alvarez said...

I can use my paper crimper now lol I was totally clueless about using water or a mister for it to keep its shape now i know .... Thanks for sharing :)
www.flora-creativescrappin.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Janie Robinson-Florida

Yes, I do need to get out that crimper...love the idea of the mini book cover. I also took a look at your craft room on a previous entry=lots of good storage ideas!

Thanks for sharing.

peggylee said...

I know isn't that a cool technique, me too just came accross this tip and video and loved it thanks for sharing it. Love your blog!!! thanks for playing along with us in the blog hop.

Peggy Lee
http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

The Queen Bee said...

I love playing with my paper crimper but have never seen this technique now I am going to go try it this weekend thanks for the tutorial.

FreeSpirit~Lisa said...

this turned out so pretty !!

Snickerdoodlin' Journal said...

Lilly... fabulous! I'll have to grab this tool. I love using corrugated card... but it's normally brown card... this looks beautiful with the papers and inks... Thanks for sharing.

hugs
Darlene

Snickerdoodlin' Journal said...

oops... I so apologize for getting your name wrong in the comments Liz... I was looking at Lilly's name while typing.

Pocono Pam said...

You are soooo going to get me in trouble when I explain to hubby that Ineed ti go and get a crimper tomorrow! This is so neat and I never knew what to do with a crimper! TFS!!

Teri said...

That's so cute liz. The crimper is also one of my first purchase when I started scrapbooking, shows how long we been doing it, lol. Thanks for sharing!

kellyjp29 said...

I recently thought about getting rid of my crimper because I never use it, however...you have revived the desire to keep it, WOW this technique and card is beautiful and amazing so glad to have seen this today! Awesome! Kelly (walkelmol on yt)

ClassyDify said...

Will have to remember this for my next mini album project. I'll have to dust off my crimper too...lol!!!!

Angelia said...

another tool I will have to get - my husband so hates it when I hop
lol
loved the technique and a new follower :)

Donna said...

What a great technique--can't wait to try it!

AngeeLeeButler.com said...

Love Love Love. Super cute and super easy. TFS.

luv2scrap said...

Love this! May have to purchase one of those crimpers! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower! YAY! I would love if you stop by for a visit!
www.luv2scrap.blogspot.com

Julia Smith said...

Great to see you using Paula's technique, loved you finished project, thanks for sharing this, Julia.

www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

Sue C said...

Thanks for sharing your technique and the awesome project you created. I forgot what a crimper can do and now like everyone else, I am search of it in my craftroom so I can make some nifty projects too!

M-C said...

Love your project! Guess who's crimper is coming out of the closet, LOL!

Anonymous said...

wow liz awesome no i want that blue machine you crimp with thanks for showing me something else heheheh =) kandi rivera

nantastic said...

I have not seen a technique I am familiar with on this hop. So many great ideas. Love, love your idea.
New follower.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

SlomoMom said...

Liz, great technique, TFS! A follower.
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

kim.scrapper said...

Great idea, love the outcome, thanks for sharing yet another great technique, Hugz KimScrapper YT

neddie58 said...

awesome job

Scrappin Crafter said...

OMG!! I LOVE this! I don't own a crimper....YET! ;-) I want one now!
TFS!

Jenni
Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com

Gayle said...

Interesting technique - love how it turned out - very nice. Thanks for sharing.
ladym at utahis dot com

famillemarleau said...

Love your card. It's gorgeous. And it's a great technique. Thanks for sharing with us. Johanne L.

Mariam said...

NEVER thought to use my crimper like this! Beautiful project!!!!!!

Lucy said...

That's so funny what you said about your crimper. As I was reading I realized that I have a crimper that I have never used! Thanks for an idea on how to use it:)

LUV2SCRAP said...

Very cool, to think that I didn't want to own a crimper now I have to go purchase one ;) Thanks for sharing :)

jp10 said...

great project--i have not had a crimper but everyonce in a while i see a need for one--so who knows. i guess it goes on my wish list!! thanks!!!

Taffy said...

Awesome.. I used to have one of these, but when i purged some of my supplies i ditched this.. LOL It turned out fantabo! :)