An Easter Gift Bag

What could be cuter than an Easter Bunny Gift bag? Yes, you guessed it….An Easter Bunny gift bag colored with Chameleon pens!

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said ” Easter is such a fun holiday and I especially love watching my kids enjoy it. I was inspired by my daughter’s love of bunnies and pink to create a super cute Easter bag. The Chameleon pens gave me just the right spring colors and I know she’ll have fun with her goodie bag.”

If you would like to make Leah’s Easter Bag you can download the photo step out instructions here.

We wonder what treats are in this little bag of cuteness…..we hope it is chocolate, what do you think?

 

St Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, did you know that all over the world the Irish and Irish at heart celebrate this day with parties, wearing green and even eating green food!  We asked Leah to create a card to celebrate this special day.

By Leah Cornelius

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. The shamrock on Leah’s card is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity.

Leah said “St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday but I realized I didn’t have any St. Patty’s day themed stamps. So using the simple shape of a heart and white cardstock, two tones of green from the Chameleon pens deluxe set I was all set for making a sweet little St. Patrick’s Day card. I love the two greens and how easy it is to get the soft blended look on my lucky four leaf clover.”

If you would like to recreate Leah’s Four Leaf Clover Card you can download the instructions here.

Are you celebrating St Patrick’s day today?  We would love to hear what you are doing!

 

Celebrating National Craft Month

Today we are joined by Tanya as we celebrate National Craft Month, she has created this stunning floral card design to show you all things crafty using just two Chameleon pens.

By Tanya Batrak

We asked Tanya what inspired her to create this design and she said “I simply love that the Chameleon pens can draw on different types of surfaces! This gives so many opportunities to try new techniques and boost your creativity.”

We agree not only can you achieve a lot with just a few colors, but you can also use on many different surfaces, which makes them perfect for any crafting project.

Tanya has made a full photo step out instruction sheet of this Floral Card, you can download the instructions here.

 

 

 

National Craft Month Inspiration

 

Olesya joins us today to share some floral inspiration with this beautiful design.

By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya how she got into crafting, this is what she said “When I was studying at University I saw my friend made a wedding card with her own illustrations. It was made with non crafty materials but seemed a masterpiece to me, as I had been searching for my crafty path for a long time. Almost 6 months I was reading articles about cardmaking and watching video tutorials by famous crafters. My first steps were shy and awkward. The very first card was made with napkin roses and watercolor paints for my Mom. It seemed flawless 🙂 I have a picture of one of the first cards ( the picture was made that time) 🙂

As for my new card, I made it to inspire my friend to craft on. The sentiment can be translated as Sending Inspirational Vibes.”

Here is Olesya’s first ever card, you can see straight away she had a craft talent just waiting to bloom!

If you would like to see how Olesya created her Sending Inspirational Vibes card you can download the full step out instructions here.

Don’t forget to share your National Craft Month Chameleon creations with us on Facebook.

National Craft Month Continues

Monica joins us today for National Craft Month, with this practical and elegant Cards and Tags Holder Album.

By Monica Maldarella

We asked Monica how she got into crafting, she said “My first step into the crafting world was as a primary school student. I remembered an old teacher showing us the way to make an origami shrimp, hands moving fast, paper folding into shapes… that day paper became one of my best friend. After that day, crafting became synonym of giving, to me. I love making handmade unique presents for special friends and people I care.”

If you would like to make your own Cards and Tags Holder Album you can download the full step by step instructions here.

Don’f forget to share your National Craft month projects with us on Facebook using Chameleon Art Products.

National Craft Month Is Here

Did you know March is officially National Craft Month? To celebrate we gave our designers free reign to inspire you with their craft projects. Leah joins us today to share this floral delight.

By Leah Cornelius

Can you believe she only used 5 pens to color the Rhododendron?

We asked Leah what inspired her to craft, she said “I started crafting 12 years ago when I decided to scrapbook a trip my husband and I took. I wasn’t sure how I’d like it, so I only bought plain colored cardstock and a few stickers. Turned out to be the beginning of my passion for all things Papercrafts. A couple of years later I discovered stamping and card making and found my true niche. I’ve learned a lot along the way and am still enjoying my crafting journey.

You can recreate Leah’s Rhododendron Card by downloading the instructions here.

What do you plan to create during National Craft Month, we would to hear, perhaps share your Chameleon creations with us on Facebook?

 

 

 

 

It’s Mardi Gras

Did you know that today is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras  is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting. Popular practices on Mardi Gras include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions and parades to name but a few.  Today Olesya has a Mardi Gras mask on her cat which adorns this fabulous tag.

By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya what inspired her to create this tag, she said” We have some similar holiday in Russia it goes far to our roots and looks more like folk festival with pancakes and fairs than a masquerade. It was very interesting to look through the articles to read interesting details about Mardi Gras. The bright pictures of this festival inspired me to dress up my cat on a tag :)”

If you would like to see how Olesya created this Mardi Gras tag you can download the step out photo instructions here.

Thanks for joining us today and do let us know if you have celebrated Mardi Gras and if so what you did!

A Mardi Gras Invite

Get your glad rags on, we are planning a Mardi Gras party!  Yes, next week  is Mardi Gras and people will be celebrating all over the world. Now for the invites, we asked Tanya to create something magical for the occasion and she did not disappoint!

By Tanya Batrak

Did you know that the cube folds into the envelope? You can see how it pops open in this video.

Mardi Gras Card from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Tanya said “I was eager to make something like this long ago. This is super fun invitation that will make your guests go “wow”.  Just fold the cube flat, put it in the envelope, give it to your guest, let him or her  pull the cube out and enjoy the effect!”

You can see how Tanya created this Mardi Gras Invitation card by downloading the free photo step out instructions here.

The template for the pop up element of the design can be found here

https://www.robives.com/blog/popup

Thanks for joining us today and we look forward to hearing about your Mardi Gras celebrations!

 

Facebook Live Secret Slider Card

Welcome to another Facebook live post, hopefully you were able to catch the live show and join in with your comments, but if not do not despair……

We have the video and free downloadable project sheet right here for you to watch at your leisure!

This Month we show you how to create a secret slider card using Tattered Lace dies and our amazing Chameleon Pens. Here you can see the slider card closed.

Then just pull the tab and as if by magic the flower image is colored in!

So how did we make it you ask?  Just watch this video


Or you can download our free photo step by step Secret Slider card instructions here.

Don’t forget to tune in next month for more amazing Chameleon Facebook Live.

Design Team Call Round Two

Hello Everyone, the first round entries are in and boy did we have a hard time selecting who would go through to the next round, there were SO many and the standard of entry was INCREDIBLE. So a big round of applause is due to all that entered, you made our job very difficult!  If you didn’t make it onto round two this year please remember that we have the call annually so you can still try again next year.

Here our our round two candidates (in no particular order).

Jessica Sanders

Tracy McLennon

Natalie Hoyt

Sathya Kala

Kasia Frezja

Tanya Batrak

Emma Dickinson

Chitra Nair

Ilina Crouse

Melissa Oeters

Olesya Kharkova

Kassi Hulet

Anna Sigga Eyjolfsdottlr

Sandra Kustic Uzur

Julia Wyatt

Anita Bownds

Angelika Sowul

Sue Walker

Dawn Bennett

Kaja Vezensek

Evelin Tee

Chris Gideon

Natasha Lyne

Isha Gupta

I have to say I am not looking forward to narrowing down the round two candidates…round one was hard enough!  Good luck everyone with the next round, you should have received an email with the instructions required for this round.