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Monday, December 10, 2018

COLORING DECEMBER 2018 DIGI PANDA PAL

December Digi: Panda Pal


Here it is! The latest Digital Stamp, Panda Pal, was created to finish up the Progressive Digi Challenge for 2018! FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS of Koala T Crafts, this cuddly little guy would make an adorable tag for that special little person in your life! What a great idea!! Let's do it!

Simply click the picture below and it will take you directly to the KTC Store. Follow the easy directions and add him to this year's digi collection! Here you will also find other digis to color as friends for Panda Pal!

Panda Pal FREE DECEMBER DIGI

Note: Panda Pal will no longer be available after December 31, 2018.

Coloring Panda Pal

Let's get started! 

After downloading and printing the image on Neenah 100# White Exact Index cardstock, I pulled out my Prismacolor colored pencils. I have not used them in a long time! I enjoy just lazy coloring with the creamy pencils. They glide over the paper so nicely and make it easy to build layer after layer of pigment.

Panda Pal Digi made into a tag!

Creating the Holiday tag

After coloring, I used an Exacto Knife to cut around Panda Pal's paws to tuck the gift in. Of course, he had to have a Santa hat! He is raised by fun foam and attached to a manila tag. Clear flat sequins, a red/white twine bow and a sentiment of "DO NOT OPEN until Dec 25th" from the Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set was added. 

Deciding he needed a little sparkle and dimension, I used a black gel pen for his eyes, put Wink of Stella glitter pen on his nose, paws, and fur on the hat. Another possibility to add sparkle would be to use Stickles Stardust Glitter Glue on his hat. Last, I put Glossy Accents on his nose and finished the back with a to/from. I tried to capture the sparkle in the photo I took!

I hope you will download this guy and create! Show us your project! We would love to see it! 

List of Supplies


Some of the items that I used are listed below. Click on the item and be taken to Amazon where you can get more information about it. These are called Affiliate Links. Koala T Crafts is an affiliate of Amazon. 

This simply means that KTC will get a small commission for any Amazon sales. Even if you decide that you are not interested in that item, you may decide to look at other items and purchase one of those. Because you used a Koala T Crafts link, KTC will get a commission. The neatest part is, there is NO cost to you! It will not change the price of the items you purchase to cover this commission! 



Please think about our Community, the Koala T Crafts family, when deciding to shop at Amazon. These funds are used to keep Koala T Crafts on YouTube and Facebook. If you have more questions, please message Jen Evers or any other administrator and we will gladly help!

To make it easy to find Jen's favorites in Amazon, there is a section in the Koala T Crafts Store which lists many items that are used by Jen so they are tried and true! Click the picture below and you will be linked directly to the Amazon page. 

Koala T Crafts Amazon page


All you need to do is remember koalatcrafts.com and you will find everything, the Amazon Store, the KTC store where you can find adhesives, the Facebook Community, a link to go to Patreon to become a patron of Koala T Crafts, the Blog, the Digi Store, and a chat box if you need help!

Remember to watch the Facebook page for announcements and updates about the Community! If you're not a member, join us! We would love to have you! Watch the Jen Evers Youtube Channel Wednesdays at 5pm CST for One in Ten In'Jen'uity: From Mailbox to Masterpiece and on Fridays at 5pm CST for Friday Free Play! 

Remember, great thing come to those that create!
(I purchased this stamp set from Jen at a discounted price at her Crafty Garage Sale. She MIGHT have a few left. Please check with her.)




Manila Shipping Tags

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

HOW TO: DOUBLE DUTCH FANCY CARD

Double Dutch Fancy Card

What beautiful Holiday cards this would make! This card design is unique and easy to create! The bottom flaps open to reveal a secret message and aid in standing it up for display. Make a Birthday card and the recipient can display it on their desk, countertop or mantle.


Deciphering Measurements

After you have picked your pattern papers, sentiments and image for the front of the card, you will need to cut the card base. Use a sturdy cardstock like Neenah Exact Index #110 cardstock or another that you prefer. 

Neenah Exact Index #110 Cardstock

65-lb Cardstock Value Pack 



The main part of your card will be the size of an A2 (4 1/4"x 5 1/2") card plus the size of the flap. The size of the flap can vary depending on the size of the image chosen for the front of the card. Let's use these measurements, you will need two strips of paper, both can be cut from a single sheet of 8 1/2"x 11" cardstock:
  • 4 1/4"x 9"
  • 8 1/2"x 2"
On the piece that is 9" long, score it at 3 1/2".




On the piece that is 8 1/2" long, score at 2 1/8" on one side, turn it around and score at 2 1/8". 


Fold at your score lines.

The center of the 2" strip should be 4 1/4" between score lines. This part should line up perfectly with the end of your 9" piece of cardstock. Attach it to the bottom of the larger side from the scoreline. (The side from the scoreline that is 4 1/4"x 5 1/2".) This will create the card base and should stand on your work table.

Finishing the Card

Add patterned papers, embellishments, and sentiments to your liking. For a small border (1/8") around your pattern paper, cut your paper into:
  • 4"x 3 1/4" for the top
  • 1 3/4"x 1 7/8" for the bottom (cut 2 for flaps)
For the inside of your card, there are two ways that it can be decorated. 

One: have a full piece of cardstock for sentiment and signature:
  • 4"x 5 1/4"
Two: have a larger piece above for sentiment, a smaller piece on the bottom to hide behind the flaps:
  • Top 4"x 3 1/4"
  • Bottom 4"x 1 3/4"
For alternate measurements and decoration ideas watch Double Dutch Fancy Card video by clicking on the link below. (You will find a list of supplies below the video.) 

Double Dutch Fancy Card

This is a beautiful card, easy to make and can be created for any occasion! Tune in to Friday Free Play on the Jen Evers YouTube Channel for other crafting ideas, DIYs, tips, and tricks at 5pm CST on Fridays and get a chance to chat LIVE with other viewers as well as Jen. Viewers can offer ideas and sometimes the show goes a different direction than planned. That's what Free Play is all about!! Having fun while crafting!

You are personally invited to watch Koala T Crafts LIVE on the YouTube Channel on Wednesday for One in Ten by Jen: from Mailbox to Masterpiece at 5 pm CST. This program is so popular! Viewers enjoy and get a chance to participate! Not only can you chat with the community and Jen but you can send in your scraps and Jen will attempt to make you a card in 10 minutes! She DARES you to stump her! 

Then on every other Saturday from 10 am-2 pm, Koala T Crafts has been offering a Garage Sale for the Facebook Community and the Public!! This too is a LIVE event! You will find discounted prices on tools, stamps, embellishments, markers, Tim Holtz, Stampin´ Up, Close To My Heart, Jolees, Fiskars, and so much more! If you ever have any questions about the events:

koalatcrafts.com

Wait! There's MORE!

Patrons have had the chance to get specials or preview sales on the Friday evening before the Garage Sale. After Friday Free Play at 6 pm CST, Patrons, only on the Patron Facebook page, get to view and participate. 

How can you get into this sale? It's oh, so easy! Becoming a Patron means making a monthly, or one time pledge, for as little as a $1.00. You are able to access special videos, additional swaps and challenges like the Envelope Challenge, Sketch Challenge, and receive free monthly digital stamps!  Just come in your pajama pants, hang out, bring a friend and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue her tutorials! It's easy to sign up with Patreon!


As always, thank you so very much for the continued support of the Jen Evers YouTube Channel! She has hit over 15,000 subscribers! Thank you for supporting and caring about the Koala T Crafts Facebook Group, Patreon Group, and the Blog! Please remember that you can always ask questions;
1. On the Facebook page, many in the Community are willing to help you out! 
2.  Private Message (PM) Jen Evers (Admin.) or Penny Jo Ratcliff (Admin.), Lori Ellen (Blog), Pamela Wilber (Card Swaps) or Susan Baker (Moderator)
3.  If you are a Patron of Koala T Crafts, you can post your question and the Patron Community will help happily! 
4.  Jen Evers is always available at her email address:koalatcrafts@gmail.com.

Remember, great things happen to
 those that create!

Artistically Yours,