Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sailing ship inter-active scene card

Hi there crafters, back again with an interactive card today.  Unfortunately for me the ship I used is a little too high so you have to actually move it with your fingers to get it to rock back and forth... but I still love how it turned out.    I watched a tutorial video from May May made it and just had to make my own version with the supplies and dies I had on hand.
For my card I used a 6 1/2 x 5" top folding card base.  Those awesome stitched waves are from a die set from Craftin Desert Divas - Outdoor Landscape Dies.  That sailing ship die is so phenomenal but apparently doesn't quite work for this technique although this same card without the rocking action would be super cute too.  I cut the ship three times once in a heavyweight white for the back section, I cut it again in brown and then I cut it one more time in white to snip off the sails and flags.  I colored the flags with a spectrum noir marker before attaching to the ship.  Now looking at it on the card I wish I would have made the little areas with the closed sails white as well but I want the ropes and the masts to be brown.  I have a die set of three cloud sizes and I decided to use the medium and small for this card.  The little tiny birds are from a Die as well that goes with the beach shack.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called party like a pirate.

We recently went on a cruise with another couple and I thought this would be a cute card for them.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says: Summer Fun!
FFC #241 Always Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by my craft Room.  I hope to see you again soon.

Christmas coffee to-go

This was a fun and easy project to make.  Yay!  Getting some Christmas in July cards made.  Thank you Cheryl from www.creativekuts.com

I decided to go with the traditional white to-go cup with a Christmasy pattern paper wrap,
This pattern paper came from Pebbles - Welcome Christmas paper stack.
This could be done in so many different varieties of card stock and pattern paper, so fun!
I used my Cricut  explore pen to write the Merry Christmas sentiment as it came with the file, but you could stamp any sentiment.  I also used the Cricut Explore to draw the design at the bottom of the cup that came in the file too.  I covered the snowflake in white glitter and added a clear glitter gum drop to the center.
For the inside that pulls straight up out of the cup I decided to use green card stock for the base.  I stamped the sentiment from Cardz TV - Merry Everything stamp set with memento tuxedo black ink.  I stamped a heart wreath in green and colored the bow red with spectrum Noir marker at the bottom.
That stamp is from Vintage Snowman Stamp Set - PSA Essentials
This would be a great card to slip a gift card into, especially one from their favorite coffeehouse!

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
HIMCR #360 - Christmas Colors in July!
FFC #241 Always Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft-cave!
(as hubby calls it) lol

Thoughtful Bowknot flower card

 Oh my goodness it has been so long since I posted on my blog or had any time to really sit down and craft.  I tell you what, I think I will spend the next two weeks in my craft room if I can get away with it.  It really needs a good cleaning too but I really want to play!!!  It's been too long!  So glad I had some time today to make a fun card based on a sketch over at Tuesday morning sketches.
I pulled out this sheet of pattern paper a while back for a different project and didn't end up using it so I thought I would make sure and use it today.  The purple & teal seemed like a fabulous color combo to me.   I cut the flower pattern paper with my stitched rectangle die.  I used one of my spellbinders card creator dies to back that with teal card stock.  I grabbed a CTMH pattern scrap of teal with white pattern on it and cut that into a strip, I then used Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 to make the scalloped white card stock layer for that to go on to.  I used a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die for the purple label shape that I also backed with teal,  and I ran that through with my cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder.   I die cut the bowknot flower out of  teal and white card stock alternating the layers.   This die was such a pain to get the thin card stock out .... I really need to play with it and figure out what works better for release.  As an afterthought I decided I wanted to run white twine around the teal pattern layer and remembered I had a die that might work perfectly,  I just wish I would have thought of it before I attached the Swiss dots label down.  Oh well it still looks OK.   So for that die I cut the middle section out so that it would fit properly the way that I wanted it to.  I used a stitched scallop oval for the center, I adhered the teal layer directly to the card and popped up the white layer with the  sentiment.  The sentiment stamp is from hot off the press - Thank You! stamp set.  Using my stamp press, I first stamped in purple then I stamped over it with VersaMark Ink.   I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  At this point I added the bowknot flower trimming the tales of the ribbon to fit the card and added a purple gum drop to the center.
For the inside I again used my stitched rectangle Die to cut the same CTMH pattern paper as the strip I used on the front.  I again used the same spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die to cut the white sentiment layer.   Using the same hot off the press Thank You! stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in purple only this time.   I decided to grab another flower die for the flower on the inside as I didn't intend to fight with the bowknot die anymore today. Lol  I cut it from the same purple paper that I used on the front of the card and backed it with the same teal that's on the front of the card, I added some clear wink of Stella to the center and used my white gel pen to add some dots.

I am entering into these fun challenges :
Tuesday Morning Sketches #461
FFC #241 Always Anything Goes
Scrapy Land {Challenge #93}
DL.ART JULY 2018 Linky Challenge
Challenge #100 - Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU Store

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I am making.  I hope to have another card for you either later on today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pretty flowers collar fold card

Such a pretty card and so easy to make with the awesome svg file Collar Fold Card from www.Creativekuts.com
This one should be in her store by June I am making this early for her sample card for the Card Train.

I just love these flowers and the card cut too... I will be using both many times in the future I'm sure.  That beautiful DSP is from Couture Creations, Vintage Rose Garden. 
I stamped Happy Birthday To You!  That is from HOTP Flower Frenzy Stamp Set.  I stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink and then again in versa-Mark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I simply stamped some pretty stitched flowers from Crafters Companion Hexagon coordinating Stamp Set in pink Pigment ink on the inside to finish it off.
I am entering into this fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Flower Power
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #230
Always Happy Birthday Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my project.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Birthday Balloon Girl Cutaway Card

 Hi crafty friends, it feels so good to be back in my craft room and creating.   Life got busy and then just when things seem to be calming down I got sick for a week.   I am so happy to be over that and back!  Look at these adorable little cuties!!!
I just love this adorable little girl die & I can't wait to get more to add to my arsenal.   I have learned a few tricks I will implement with this doll the next time I make her.  The doll on the left I decided to use my SNC to Cut a solid face piece so that I could use my peachy keen faces to stamp - I used the PK Princess face in 5/8" for doll on Left.
OK onto my card!   So I decided to use the doll on the right with just the eyes for this card.  I based my colors on the color challenge over at Your Next Stamp this week plus I used a couple of my new YNS dies & a stamp to create this card.  For the card base I used a heavy weight white card stock cat @ an A2 size card folded at the top.  I cut the pink DP from Colorbok - Light Bright to cover the whole card front but I only used tape runner at the top.  Laying my entire card flat in my big shot I used the YNS Curved Scallop Edge Die to cut through both layers of the front portion of my card at the bottom  making it a cutaway card.  I wanted the white loops to show through below so I trimmed all of the loops off of the pattern paper before adhering it down the rest of the way onto the card front.  There may be an easier way to do this but this worked for me.  After positioning my little girl where I wanted her I wanted to give her a string of balloons to hold.  I cut a set of large balloons with the string but then I decided they were too big for the card so I cut the big balloons off and went ahead and used the strings.  I then used the Mini Balloon Trio Die Set from YNS instead that I popped up on foam squares atop each string end.  I stamped the sentiment "It's your day" from a YNS stamp set called Autumn Animals  I first stamped in a purple violet ink and then stamped again with versa-mark adding clear embossing powder and heat set.  I then used my scallop stitched oval die to cut out the sentiment.  I added some pink chalk for blush to the little girls cheeks and added a few purple gems for the bows in her hair and on her dress.
For the inside of the card  I used some pretty pink pattern paper and then I covered the bottom portion with a purple card stock scrap  that I had to cut at an angle because of what was left of it.  I wanted to make sure I had enough though to cover the bottom under the cutaway so that it would show through from the front when the card was closed.   I decided to cut another unusual curvy piece with the Curved Scallop Edge Die to lay at the intersection of the two layers and simply trimmed off the edges even with the card base.  I decided to cut some more mini balloons to place on that white section and also added a couple of hearts that I die cut from a different set.  I stamped the sentiment "Wishing you a Beautiful day" from HOTP Lacy Things stamp set. I also stamped a pretty Happy Birthday underneath in the violet Purple ink.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
YNS - Sketch and Color Challenge #87  (Color)
Mod Squad Challenge - Happy Birthday with a Balloon
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #230 - Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - April Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes (optional Balloons)
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes

I had so much fun making this card I hope you enjoyed viewing it as well.  I hope you all have a super lovely weekend and I hope to be back with some more cards later this week.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

License Plate Card

I had so much fun creating and making this card for our grandson who is turning 15.
I started out with a white rectangle card base that I used my corner rounder to round all 4 corners 1/4 inch.  Next I cut a mat in grey that I added 4 small holes to and added the adorable screw brads.  I cut two small rectangles for the stickers one in grey for the month and one in red for the year.  I used my Cricut and Cricut pens to write California in red using Brush Script BT font, it only wrote the outline so I filled it in with same pen.  I also used the same processs to write the month and year in black using Cricut Sans font.
For the HB2U and star I cut 4 times and layered up to give the embossed up look.  I again used Cricut Sans font to write 15th in black on the smaller layered star.  I added wink of Stella clear glitter pen over each of the blue letters, the star, & the month and year stickers. I used walnut stain distress ink to ink the edges of the month & year stickers & the star.
For the inside I used Cricut black pen to write in the personal sentiment & cut the mat out of white.  I used walnut stain distress ink to go around edges.  I used HOTP For the Guys stamp set for the background map stamped in walnut stain distress ink.  I stamped Happy Birthday in Memento Tuxedo black ink and I stamped enjoy the ride in blue both from same For the Guys stamp set.

I am entering into these fun Challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Road Trip
FFC #226 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my latest project.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Easter Wishes Floral Oval Card

For today's card I wanted to create just a simple and pretty Easter card
After cutting the A2 sized card base in a heavy white card stock.   I then cut a background mat from some pink striped pattern paper from Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka in the Meadow
I then used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes large stitched rectangle die to cut the yellow and white lattice pattern paper to layer over that.   I used an inside outside stitched oval die to create the frame.  Using my Cricut explore I created the sentiment by using the Cricut Alphabet Font & writing with my Cricut black pen Easter Wishes onto pink card stock.  Having it cut out a larger oval so that I could then use my inside outside die  to cut to fit the opening in the frame.  I love how I can use my Cricut and my metal dies together to give myself so many other options!
Easter Eggs from a stamp set that I stamped in hot pink pigment ink and heat embossed clear.
Flowers are from Cricut - Kate's ABC's
Tiny buttons are from Cricut - Paisley that I cut at .30
I brushed over the tiny buttons with my wink of Stella clear glitter pen, too bad that never shows up in pictures for me!  but it is glittery.   For the yellow parts of the flowers I took yellow puffy paint and went over the entire piece for each one and then sprinkled with recollections extra fine glitter in yellow.   For the largest flower center I added a pink gem.
For the inside I used some fun pink flowers designer paper for the background layer.  I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the sentiment mat.  Sentiment stamp is from Lacy Things Stamp Set - HOTP, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The Bunny Rabbit is from a new stamp and Die set colored with my Spectrum Noir markers:
IG1, IG2, PP1

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #322-Easter
Tuesday Morning Sketches #445
HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe!  (Button - Glitter - Flower)
Dies R US Challenge #93 - Frame It
Simon Says Wednesday: Floral Frenzy
Mod Squad Challenge - Ready For Spring
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #225 "Flowers"
FFC #226 Anything Goes
Challenge 144 - Easter

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look at my project today

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Junk in the Trunk Game boxes

We are having a big family get together in June in Oregon this year and I wanted to put together a few games that would be fun for all ages.  This one will be absolutely be a riot to watch that is for sure!  So the object of the game ... two people will go against each other, they tie a box to their backside and it will be filled with ping-pong balls.  No hands allowed!!!  The person must shake their tailfeathers to eject as many ping-pong balls from their box in one minute.  If both people eject their entire amount of ping-pong balls Before the minute is up ... the winner will be the person that ejected them all first.  If not, it will be the person that ejected the most in one minute.  If it is a tie.... I guess we will get to laugh at them all over again as the have a new round :)
So I started out with two Kleenex boxes that I covered the four sides and one end in black card stock.  For the end with the oval opening I used my second to largest scallop oval die to cut the black card stock in the center to match up with the pre-existing oval in the box, You cannot see that cut as it is covered with the purple layer.  I cut another square embossed purple card stock down and used my large scallop stitched square frame die to get the approx. 4 x 4 inch negative space, I decided it wasn't sturdy enough so I cut a heavy duty white card stock to layer behind the purple.  I then used a spellbinders oval die from Opulent Ovals to cut the oval opening to create a frame for this end.  I also took scissors and cut slits in the clear plastic that lines the oval opening so that the balls could actually shake out. 
For the top of the box I cut letters shapes out of the light lavender pattern paper spelling out junk in the trunk as that is the name of the game.  I layered that piece onto another piece of the purple embossed card stock letting that color show through for the words. 
On one side of the box I used my Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die to cut out a printed digi-stamp (Pickled Potpourri Designs - Tail Feathers set) that says Shake those tail feathers!  I cut from white card stock, I then took my water brush and water colored that panel with my Distress ink pads... Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry & Shaded Lilac. 
On the opposite side of the box I did the same Labels Twenty-Three cut with the purple embossed card stock I then took the Bird digi-stamp that came in the Pickled Potpourri Designs - Tail Feathers set and printed it out and colored with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol & Colorista markers.   After coloring I cut out the bird and placed onto the purple embossed panel on the box.  I think this was the perfect way to decorate the box for this game lol.  I had fun coloring her and blending the different shades on her tail to give it a chameleon pen effect.  Here are the markers I used to color the birds:
Main Body - Hydrangea, TB3
Tail Feathers - Hydrangea, TB3, TB5
Legs & Beak GB5, BO1, OR1
Flower - Tulip, CT1 
Leaves - Leaf Green

I wanted to add some Tail Feathers to the box so I pierced a small slit through the bottom of the box at the end near the oval opening and ran some ribbon through to hang feathers to give this fun project  another cuteness factor ... especially when it's in motion!!!  For the Feathers I used an unbranded set of feather dies to cut about 8 Vellum feathers for each box.  I then took my markers   Hydrangea, Tulip, TB3, TB5  After coloring I heat set with my heat gun to not only dry them but it helped them to curl up a bit and give a great effect.  I then took my hot glue and glued each one to the ribbon strings hanging from the box.  I am seriously thinking about adding in some real colored feathers I have, if I do I will come back and add a pic here.

On the opposite end of the box I cut two slits to place the larger Pink satin ribbon through as this is what will be used to tie around the contestants waist.  I am looking forward to playing this game with lots of family members, I hope everyone enjoys it and wants to play along ... Oh and ahem... none of us older people throw our back out trying to shake our tail feathers!  Lol

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Cut it up Challenge 143 - Digitally Yours
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #225 with Little Blue Button Stamps!
HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe!  Ribbon - Animal - Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by today I hope you can come back soon

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy Easter bunny card

Happy Sunday, I found some time to get in the craft room today and make a sweet Easter 🐣  card. 
I based today's card design on a sketch from Your Next Stamp.  I made a top fold A2 size card-base.  The papers are from everywhere so I'm sorry I can't tell you where those came from today.  I used one of my stitched scalloped edge dies to trim down the pink flower pattern paper leaving the yellow lattice portion showing at the top of the card.  I used 2 different oval dies to create the yellow frame and lattice mat.  For the large solid yellow I used 2nd from the largest size of my stitched scallop oval die stack, I then used an inside outside stitched oval die to cut out the center.  Using that same die I cut a piece from the lattice paper to go inside the oval frame.  first I ran the solid yellow stitched scalloped oval frame through the Cuttlebug swiss Dots embossing folder.  The Happy Easter words are from a new die I just recently purchased.  I used my ScanNCut to cut a pink shadow outline to place under the word Easter.  The green portion of the flowers are from my Spellbinders Moroccan Accents.  The pink portion in the flowers are from Sue Wilson - Star Flower Cluster I then added a white glitter enamel dot to the center of each flower.  The cute little bunny is from a stamp and die set.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to highlight and color the bunny.  IG1, blender pen & PP1
For the inside of the card I covered with a light pink card stock.  I then took the leftover portion of the pink flower pattern paper  that I used my stitched scalloped edge die on, and placed it at the bottom of the card.  I used the solid yellow oval that was the negative space off of the front frame as a shadow layer.  I then cut a stitched oval from a different Oval die Stack set using the yellow lattice paper and layered that on top for the sentiment.   The sentiment stamp, Have a lovely day is from  Crafters Companion Hexagon coordinating Stamp Set.  I stamped in a hot pink chalk ink but it really didn't stand out well enough so I stamped again over the top using a medium green and it came out an unusual color of pink, but I really liked it so I kept it.
I also used my WRMK 123 punchboard to make a light pink envelope.  To decorate the envelope I found a different stamp set from my stash of a cute Easter eggs with vine on clock image that I stamped in a medium green.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #85  (I used Sketch)
Simon Says Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration
Simon Says Wednesday: Easter Inspired
Challenge #93 - Frame It
HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe!  (Animal - Glitter - Die cut)

I hope you enjoyed my fun Easter bunny card today and I hope you can stop by again soon.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Diamond fold card

This was so fun and easy to make with another fun file from my friend Cheryl over at creativekuts.com   After gathering up some scraps to cut all of these fun pieces to put this fun folding card together.  I added some fun flower jewel gems to bling up that egg and flowers.

For the inside I simply added a Happy Easter sentiment cut from Cricut Easter 2010.
I added another flower jewel gem in the a in Easter.

I am entering into this fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration
HIMCR #343 - Super Scraps Saturday!
Simon Says Wednesday: Easter Inspired

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog I hope you enjoyed by card and have a wonderful day