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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Simple Cards with Simple Tools

Sometimes it only takes a few tools to create a card that will make a person's day.

In the spirit of trying to use all my "goodies" I have in my craft area.  I used some washi tape again to make this beautiful card.

I used some black Recollections cardstock on a white cardstock base.  I added some cute washi tape from Dollar Tree.  I added a scalloped die cut in a deep pink color.

See that cute butterfly, that is cardstock I covered in black and white washi then die cut.

The sentiment is simple.  It is from Papertrey Ink.  I stamped it some Versamark ink then sprinkled white embossing powder over it.  It gives it a nice crisp look since I actually remembered to use my  embossing buddy to cut down on the static/moisture of the paper.  😊 (Yep, I typically forget that step.)

I am not entering this card into any challenges....😨*gasp*...taking a mini vacation so just going to make this about the card...  LOL. 😄

Have a great creative weekend!💖

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy Fall Ya'll

So with the beginning of fall, I am leaning towards doing some fall cards, Halloween cards, with still a few other everyday cards thrown in here and there.  This little beauty is my first double z card.  It turned out so pretty!  Some of my best copic coloring to date on the jar digital stamp.

I started with 110lb recollections cardstock in white.  The card when closed measures 4 1/4 by 4 1/4.  Still not sure how I ended up with that strange size card.  (Definitely going to need to make the envelope to go with this odd size😜.)

The image on the tag is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I love their digital images.  This is colored using Copic markers.  I then used some stitched dies to cut out the image and the craft tag behind it.

From my paper scrap stash I gathered all the rest of the cardstock I wanted.  Choosing oranges, blues, and browns.  Every piece of cardstock and patterned paper was distressed using Gathered Twig Distress ink.

The flowers and leaves are die cut from scrap paper as well.  The lighter green leaves I laid down a bit more dark color on so the contrast was more pleasing to the eye by using Momento's Bamboo Leaves.

The sentiment I stamped in Momento's Texedo black ink.  This sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  The frame around and the die I cut out the sentiment with comes from Papertrey ink.  I did this on some Recollections white cardstock but it was too bright, so I used the Gathered Twig Distress in again to add some color.

I added flat back pearls in a gold color to the flowers and two white pearls next to the sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp's Sketch and Color Challenge:  #73 (used craft, brown, orange, soft yellow)  found here.

Creative Fingers Challenge #137:  Anything Goes found here.

 Creative Inspirations Challenge #280: Seasonal found here.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's my Birthday so I am giving away some Alcohol Markers

For the details go to my Youtube channel.  Watch today's video.  At then end it will tell you how you can enter to win.

Giveaway begins 9/17/17 and ends 10/6/17



Also you can check this link out to enter to win:

  a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thank You Gifts

Hey there you papercrafters!  Hope your weekend is going well.  I want to share with you one of my "Thank You" gifts I give when someone does something sweet for me or maybe one of our clients at work.  It isn't a huge gift, but it's fun to make these little treats that will just make someone's day.  I usually make a few at a time to keep on hand.  

The one I am showing you today is a nugget box with an easel card on top.  It is made using a SVGfile from SVG Cuttingfiles.  I resized it a bit to make it big enough to hold some post it notes.  I then let my Cricut do all the work and cut out the box/card for me.  You could also fill it with some Hershey nuggets or whatever you may think of.  

After cutting out the box and putting it together I did use a circle punch to punch out a little notch to make it easier to open the drawer.

The Owl image came straight from Cricut Design Space.  (I thought it was too cute).  I added a heart shaped die cut from some Colorbox patterned paper.  The wavy line is also a die cut I cut from some scrap pink paper.

To finish it out I used some flowers I picked up on a Michael's excursion, two glittered epoxy stickers from Dollar Tree, and used a sentiment sticker from Dollar Tree that says "thanks a bunch".

Totally simple to put together.  It's a nice size that you can add all type of treats to.

I am entering this cute card/box into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: #31, Anything Goes  found here.

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog:  #136 Anything goes found here.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Frankfully....Halloween Card

My first Halloween card of the season!  Isn't this little Frankenstein just the cutest?

I created him with a mix and match stamp set I picked up last halloween by Stampendous.  He is stamped in tuxedo black by Momento and colored with Copics.

I cut him out using a stitched oval die.  I then cut a stitched shape out of orange and off white patterned paper by Recollections.  On this I stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment. The sentiment came from a Recollections stamp set.

To add a little "extra", I added some cute washi's I just purchased. The one on the bottom I added the BOO using my small alphabet stamp by Studio G this time using Staz On Ink since this was a slick surface.  The bat came from a pack of felt stick on embellishments I picked up from Dollar Tree. 

I can't wait to make some more Halloween cards to share.  Hope you are getting some time to play as well this weekend!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September found here.

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge:  Cute fall or Halloween cards found here.

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  #72 Color or Sketch Challenge. I went with the Color Challenge and I am using Yellow, Orange, and Green.  You can find the challenge here.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Accidents

Don't you just love it when something falls together easily?  As if, it was meant to be.  This is one of those easy, effortless cards. I had all the elements. It came together quickly.  All the elements were out on my desk.

It started out with Recollections cardstock which I used for the card base that measures 5.5x 4.25.  The patterned paper was out on my desk. It is from a pad made by Colorbox in bright cheery colors.  The blue had already been cut using my stitched landscape die by Poppystamps, Inc.

I cut the paper to fit the note card. I then used a piece of cardstock I had played on using two of the stencils I cut using my Cricut. If you missed my post showing you these you can find it here. (I was super excited to make my own stencils.)

I took that piece and cut out a stitched heart.  The pink cardstock was also on my workstation.  I cut out a pink heart using the next smallest stitched heart.  

The butterfly I had bought on one of my Dollar Tree shopping sprees.

The sentiment is from that same sticker sheet of sentiments I created myself.  Finally, I added some bling. 

Done! 

I think this took me less than 5 minutes to put this together. Since pretty much everything was out on my desk it came together very quickly. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations Challenge #279: Anything Goes found here.

Creative Fingers Challenge #135: Anything Goes found here

Sunday, September 3, 2017

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