Top Tip #40 - TIPPER WEEK - T is for......Challenge

Morning everyone!

Its Tipper Week!!!  Yep, our whole team has some tips and fabulous creations to share with you!

Thanks to everyone who took part in last weeks Criss Cross it challenge - it was great seeing such variations on the theme!!

This weeks challenge is:

T is for.......?

As long as there is something on your creation that starts with a 'T' - then you can enter it into a, Thank you sentiment, tied bow, Tinkerbell, Teacher, Triple - could be three of something, Turquoise, Tearing/Torn Paper Technique,Twisted (ribbon, wire, paper)
....anything at all!!

This weeks sponsors are:

Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $20 gift voucher to spend in their store!!
In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world.  We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!

Happy customers are the heart of our business.

We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies!  Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current.  Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door! 

Featured Tipper Prize

Pizzazz Aplenty
Pizzazz Aplenty is run by Judy Bennet, and she is offering our Featured Tipper this fabulous stack of goodies..

Pkg of 3, Victorian Lady Cameos, Turquoise, Pkg of 2, Boy & Girl Cameos, Blue/Gray, Pkg of 6, Button Stick Pins, Pkg of 6, Small Heart Stick Pins, Pkg of 20, Crystal Gem Stick Pins Red, One pkg each of: 2mm, 3mm, 4mm Olive Green flatback Pearls, One pkg each of: 3mm, 4mm Dark Chocolate flatback Pearls, One pkg each of: 3mm, 4mm Olive Green flatback Rhinestones, 5 yards Only Olive Dream String, 10 yards Brown & White Baker's Twine, 1/4" x 25-yard roll Sheer Organza Ribbon, Mint Green
One Gel Picker.

Judy's Bio
Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but in the last few months, we've added so much more... from cardstock to cello bags, as well as charms, stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, and over 20 colors in flatback pearls and rhinestones.  The newest additions are teardrop pearls, button stick pins, leaf pins, heart pins, resin cameos and flowers!
Please stop by for a look at our store: Pizzazz Aplenty

Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 3 packs of die cuts.
Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

Now here are the teams tips and creations with the 'T' items!

T is for Tri fold, Three Characters

My tip:
I love using my Cricut but get really frustrated when the mat starts losing its stickiness and you stop getting a clean cut. I have discovered Crafters Companion's stick and spray. Just give you mat a quick spray and it is as good as new - and you don't have to buy a new mat!

  • Annette
  • Tilda, Two birds, Two flowers, Thinking of you
  • Tip: Stickles isn't just for fairy wings !
    You can also use its fine applicator to define the edge of papers.

Tip: When making a Teepee card make sure you have the same sizes on all pieces and that you glue your patterned paper on to the same side on all three pieces;)

Tortoise, Turquoise & Tan
Tip - Use tweezers to apply gems and small embellishments.

  • Janette
  • Tilda, Turquoise, Tattered Angels, Tiara, True Friend, Tag
  • Tip: Curl the wire end of your flowers around a thin paint brush to make into an embellishment instead of snipping it off.

Teenager card, Triple crystal gems, Taffy Pink Jumbo brads
Tip: Use a coffee filter to pour your embossing powder into - easy to pour back in the jar, and easy to toss away after!

  • Tip; When you want to blend colours using pro-markers, try holding the nib on the area so the colour bleeds.

  • T for Trio of Butterflies, Thank You Teacher
    Tip - Use nail varnish remover to take the stickiness off your scissor blades!

  • Tip: Sometimes picking a card technique first will inspire the theme of the card later
  • Tent Card Technique
  • (Teddy Bear, Tulips, "Tip-Toeing")

Teddy Bear and a Tag
When stamping repeatedly the same image rotate the stamp by 90 degrees.

T is for 'Teddy with a Trio of Butterflies and a Transparent Flower'!

Use Skeleton leaves to make flowers!
Curve the leaves so sit proud of your card. Use a big blob of silicone type glue in the centre (I use Bathroom Sealant!), adding a tiny dot to fix each leaf tip.

  • Paula
  • Tissue Paper Technique and Tealight Cake!
  • Tip: Do you buy kits and are dissatisfied with the contents? Make your own when you have a long stretch of time. Then when you are short on crafting time, but longing to do SOMETHING, pull out one (or two) of your homemade kits and craft away.
  • Tip - Try using your TH distress re-inkers on a tile for water colouring,
    I use an old glass bar from an old fridge, cleaned of course!
    T for Tangerine, Teal, Tim Holtz distress inks, Towing (butterfly) Two strips of Ribbon

  • Tammy Louise
  • Toddler Tearing tag, with toys, trinkets, teddy charm and tutu and Tim Holtz (dp)
  • Tip:Copic E19 is great for slight auburn streaks in hair color (very thin lines)
color your pearl stickers with copic markers any color you need ( and only have to buy white)

Please visit the DT's blog's for more info on their projects
and leave them a comment, DT Members love comments too...
...and really appreciate them :)

Don't forget to follow our rules;
~ Link to post and not just your blog ~
~ No backlinking ~

~ Max 3 entries each ~
~ Add 'TIP' after your name to indicate you also have a tip in your blog post ~


Challenge closes at 5pm UK time Monday the 5th of July 2011