February Craft Challenge 2022_Love Theme: Using Fabrics

Time for some more crafting fun.  You can access this month’s prompts and those for the rest of the year by simply clicking on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you will find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

This February has a love theme and the requirements are for you to use fabric.  You must choose between 3 items from the following list:

  • Cheesecloth
  • Silk
  • Jean
  • Leather (real or faux)
  • Lace
  • Doily

You may use other materials to complete your project, including digital printables, paints, papers, and any other media you like. Create something using these prompts as often as you like in the month of February.  When sharing your art remember to use hashtag #febfav2022.

I am merging the craft challenge of this month with a blog train freebie I created in collaboration with other Pixel Scrapper artists.

PSBlogTrain_Feb2022  

This kit includes graphics for both digital and hybrid creations.  There are 9 different designs in both 12″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 11″ printable format.  There are 8 elements along with a printable ephemera sheet of them on it.  To access the kit click here.

You can include this digital kit in your monthly challenge or simply use it in another project.  The choice is yours.  The freebie is the Multimedia Crafts Digital blog’s way of saying thank you for visiting and being part of this fun crafting community.  To see fellow collaborators of the Pixel Scrapper blog train click here.  To see what I created for this month’s blog challenge keep on reading.

Below are illustrations of what I made using the February 2022 blog train freebie kit.  The first group of photos are of a vellum romance folio insert with coffee and watercolor dyed papers.

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They were made for the #janfav2022 prompt.  Watch the YouTube process video of how they were made.  Those papers were turned into digital kits on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop.

The kits are called, “Spring Painted Pages Kit” and “At the Office“.  The last picture is a digital scrapbook layout I made using the elements and 12″ x 12” papers from the blog train kit.

To watch the YouTube process video on how the vellum romance folio was made click below.

February Craft Challenge 2022_Love Theme: Fabrics: Vellum Folio #febfav2022

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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January Favorite Craft Challenge 2022_Winter Theme: Using Inks

Are you ready to get started on the 2022 Craft Favorite Challenge?  You can access the whole years worth of prompts on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you can find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

For January, the prompt is for you to make something with a winter theme using at least three of the following types of ink:

*Ink Spray

*Distress inks

*Paint

*Alcohol ink

*Printer refill ink

*Ink pen (ballpoint, magic marker, sharpie, highlighter, etc..)

January Craft Challenge 2022 Sheet

You can use these with other components in your project including this monthly freebie called, “January Craft Challenge 2022” if you would like.   To access it click here.

 

 

 

 

Share your project (s) using the hashtag #janfav2022.  You may make and share multiple projects for each month.  I always navigate towards a Victorian Era style in my crafts.

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For my January winter themed project I used all the inks except for the printer refill.  I included ink spray, distress ink, paint, alcohol marker, and a ballpoint pen.  The supplies are shown in the photos below to demonstrate how I used them in my craft.

This trifold pocket folio is a double sided storage piece that can be added to travelers notebooks, scrapbooks and more.  I love to create junk journals and fill them up with various papers, fabrics, envelopes, tags, pockets, and all sorts of hidden goodies inside.  Since I love everything with a vintage, shabby chic vibe, I added some decoupage images to the background along with some fussy cut and die cut shapes, and stitched along the edges of the folio as well as on some of the other tags and other nostalgic elements to complete the look I was seeking.

To create the folio, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and dyed it using some watercolor paint.  I came back through and put some drops of gold minc paint to the page.

 

Once it was dry, I folded the paper on the 11″ side at about 4″ to create pockets.  Next I folded the paper on the 8.5″ side at about 5.5″ on both ends to form a trifold in it.  I made sure that the edges were burnished.

I then took some white cardstock and measured out six pieces to mat both sides of the folio flaps.  I cut them out, distressed them using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink, and glued them on as background pieces.  Then I took them to the sewing machine and stitched around the edges, making sure that the folded flap on the 11″ side was flush with the paper while getting sewn.  That’s how the pockets were formed.

I used various brands of embellishments to garnish the folio including the freebie sheet from Multimedia Crafts Digital called, “January Craft Challenge 2022”.  I printed and cut out all of the elements in it.

With the snowflake I took a ballpoint pen and highlighted parts of the image with it, and then I added some Glossy Accents by Ranger on bits of it to give it a shiny finish.

I glued the tag and journal card to a piece of coffee dyed paper and stitched around the edge of both.  I took a scrap of fabric and added it to the journal card along with a fussy cut out image of a winter scene.

I took a decorative napkin with a bird and decoupaged it to a piece of white cardstock. Then I matted it to one of the folio flaps.

Next, I took another piece of scrap white cardstock and some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and shaded in the blue to make a snowy hill background.  After distressing the paper I cut out hills and glued them together.  I then added the piece of die cut houses from the “Momenta” die and added them to the front of the hills.  I took that unit and created a tuck spot on the center flap of the folio.

The rest of the it was garnished with sewn notebook pieces, stamped script, words and other elements from the “January Craft Challenge 2022” freebie sheet that was distressed with “Walnut Stain Distress ink” and “Firefly Alcohol markers.

I finally took a piece of torn checkerboard fabric and stitched one side of it on to form the closure.

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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Multimedia Crafts Digital

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New Year Monthly Craft Challenge For 2022

I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas Holiday and are prepared for more exciting projects in the upcoming year.  I want to inspire and encourage creativity.  I challenge you to make a favorite craft that you have either already made or have seen someone else make.  You can get your inspiration from any type of platform including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook groups, blogs, and more.  Create something once a month.   It can be anything from mixed media, junk journals, scrapbooks, tags, cards, gift bags, home decor or whatever tickles your fancy.  Post your creations on social media platforms to provide even more inspiration for others.  We all love seeing them.  Let’s share in the fun!

New Year Envelope Freebie

Here is a freebie you can use in them if you like.  This is an envelope I created to use in a junk journal, scrapbook, or for anything you like.  It is printable on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

To access this file, simply click here.

This envelope freebie would work well with the new digital on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop called, “Guys Days Kit“.

Guys Days Kit

 

 

Feel free to post your creations on my Facebook page, “Multimedia Crafts Digital.”

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

November 2021 Blog Train Freebie

Get ready to accent photos of your family, friends, and festivities of the fall season.  Take pictures of your turkey,  assuming you are able to acquire one during these times of supply shortages.  Capture memories of your trips to the mountains, or beautiful foliage mirages from various landscapes.

Wherever you get your images from you can use the freebie kit, “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train.”  It is part of a collaboration of other artists from Pixel Scrapper.

Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train kit

It comes with 12 different 12″ x 12″ papers and 10 elements.  It also includes a printable ephemera sheet of the 10 elements, along with extra words and a tag.  All the papers and the printable ephemera sheet are saved in jpg format while the elements are saved in png format.  The host of graphics are all high quality 300 dpi.  To access the kit click here.

To access more freebie kits from the fellow collaborators of the Pixelscrapper blog train click here.

You have many possibilities when using the “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train” kit.  You can make digital editions of photos using Photoshop or some other editing software.  However you are not limited to just virtual illustrations.  You can also print and craft with the same graphics.

In the photo at the beginning of this blog, I added some elements from the freebie kit and developed a fallish, Thanksgiving layout.  But, I was also able to create some hybrid crafts as well using the same kit.    In the slide show below I used a combination of the freebie digitals as well as the “Warm Harvest” digital kit found on the “Multimedia Crafts Digi” etsy shop.  I coupled the images with downloaded papers, and stitched on fabrics and scrap pieces from my stash.

The main background papers are from the blog train freebie.  Although they came in size 12″ x 12″ I copied and pasted them into an 8.5″ x 11″ file using Photoshop and then printed them out along with the ephemera sheet from the kit.

 

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“Warm Harvest Junk Journal Kit” from the Multimedia Crafts Digi Etsy shop

To learn more about how to use Photoshop check out my YouTube channel, “Sonya Stover” and go to the “Digital Scrapbook paper” Playlist.  There you will find varying ideas on how to use that app to construct digital graphics and more.  You will also find some fun crafting videos that may inspire you to make your own version of art.

You can also find me on other social media platforms.  Simply click on my linktree link and access my other ideas and bargains.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

October 2021 Blog Train Freebie

Ready for fall digital scrapping?  Here is a FREE download filled with 12 different designs of 12″ x 12″ papers.  It is part of the October 2021 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train.  Also included with this autumn theme pack are 11 elements in png format.  You can also print them out onto three sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

 

Download “The Fall” kit by clicking here.  You can also access free kits from fellow collaborators of the blog train.  Visit that blog and immerse yourself into a digital heaven.

 

   Here is an example layout using the kit.

Be sure to always check the terms of use when using any digital download.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Ocean Themed Projects: Interactive Card Ideas

Still hanging on to the warm summery weather before fall sets in?  You can make some fun and exciting projects with an ocean, beachy them to it.

Ocean Slider Card Template

You can start out by using this freebie kit called, “Ocean Slider Card Template”.  It is very versatile.  You can make interactive activities using it.  Make greeting cards, shaker cards, journal and scrapbook cover embellishments and much more.

The templates are all high quality 300 dpi and comes with both a jpg file which has a white background and a png file, that has a transparent background.  The png file makes it easy for you to upload the template into die cutting software, such as Cricut Design Space so that you can use your machine to die cut the images.  It is very easy to assemble.

To access the kit click here.  Watch the assembly video below to build your slider card.

Supplies You will need:

  • Box cutter / trim knife
  • Ruler or straight edge tool
  • Glue
  • Brad (Optional)

Disclaimer:

Since sharp instruments are used in the assembly process, this project is for adults.  If children participate a permitting adult must be present.

You can add colors, paints, glitter, glossy accents, and all manner of mixed media to decorate your slider card.  Before assembling your template, distress or color your background, water, and whale pieces in the hue you want them. Finally you can assemble it.  The completed project is really cute with added embellishments such as those shown below.

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I hope that this little project share is helpful.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Paper Owl Template

Owl Template

Get ready for your fall diy projects early.  Like owls?  Here is a FREE owl template that is great for many projects.  Simply download it, print it, and cut the shapes out.  Next trace the cut shapes on your favorite papers.  Cut those out and glue them together to form your owl.  This freebie is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  To access this kit click here.

 

Dollar Tree Owls

This template is really great for back-to-school crafts for kids and adults.  I created it by tracing around an owl that I bought from the Dollar Tree.   I then found some bottles with two different circular shapes to trace around to form eyes.  I made a beak and a hat for the owls as well.  To watch the process click the video below.

I hope you enjoy this quick tip.   Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas In July Challenge 2021

Join the Crafty Trinity with a “Christmas in July” themed challenge.  Create a journal card or tag using the following elements:

-A bird
-A ribbon
-Something shiny like glitter, rhinestone, etc…

This event is going on between now and July 20, when The Crafty Trinity will air our projects on YouTube.  So invite your friends to have fun with us.  Share your projects on our social media sites and we would love it if you made a follow along video of it using the hashtag #ChristmasinJuly2021.

Christmas in July Ephemera Kit

Get started with your challenge using this freebie ephemera kit called “Christmas in July 2021”.   To access the digital kit click here.

 

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Happy July Giveaway: Free Digital Kit and More

   There will be a four week YouTube “Happy July Giveaway” with a summer, travel theme.  Participants can enter to win the printable kit from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Esty shop called, “Vintage Summer Road Trip.”  Winners will get the kit, some craft supplies, along with a project that is created each week on the YouTube channel: Sonya Stover.

“A Vintage Summer Road Trip” by Sonya Stover
Etsy shop Multimedia Crafts Digital

 

Each video will air on the first Monday of each week at 6:00 am EST.  The title of the videos will be numbered.

You will have 5 days to view and participate in the giveaway.

Drawings will be held on Saturday morning at 6:00 am EST by way of an electronic random picker.

Once the winner is chosen on YouTube, they have one week from the day of the drawing to respond.  If there is no response within that time frame another winner will be chosen.

To claim your prize, simply contact me at multimediacraftsdigital@gmail.com

The rules are as follow:

  • You must be a US resident to enter
  • You must be a subscriber to qualify
  • Watch the video and its entirety
  • Leave a comment about how you will use some of the contents of the giveaway.
  • Subscribe to the channel
  • Like the video

Feel free to share the video.

Below is the four week video schedule.  Click to download.

 

To watch the YouTube cover of the giveaway click here.

 

 

A Vintage Summer Road Trip Collaboration: New Printable Journal Kits

The Crafty Trinity with three digital journal kits

Come and get these three digital journaling kits from the “Crafty Trinity”, a group of three ladies, including myself,  Sonya Stover, the fabulous Pham from “Livie’s Lovelies” and Thelisha from “The Sweets by Thelisha”.  We have each developed a summer, travel themed journal kit titled, “Vintage Summer Road Trip”.

Each kit is located in our shops.  To access them simply click on the kit photos below.

“A Vintage Summer Road Trip” by Sonya Stover
Etsy shop Multimedia Crafts Digital

 

“A Vintage Summer Road Trip” by Pham of Livie’s Lovelies etsy shop

 

A Vintage Summer Road Trip by Thelisha
Shop at “The Sweets by Thelisha”

Preserve your fun memories using papers, envelopes, elements, and more.  Use them to create journaling spaces, tuck spots, pockets, and more to house your photos and memorabilia.

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Watch on YouTube each of us as we go into more detail of what the kits include and what we made from it.  Also check out our other social media sites.

 

Sonya Stover

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Pham

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Thelisha

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