Monday, August 6, 2018

Ice Cream Soda shaped card

I just love shaped cards, if you all didn't know that already lol.  here is another fun design coming soon to Creativekuts.com
This card is made as a pull up style.  I used pink Neon Cardstock from Craft Smith stack. for the main base.  White recollection's for the bottom and the sentiment banner.  White glitter cardstock for the top cream, and green stripes for the straw from Lawn Fawn -  Lets Polka in the Meadow.  I stamped sentiment from  HOTP Thank You! Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added a white bow with a hot pink flat back pearl.
For the inside I simply stamped another sentiment from the same HOTP Thank You! Stamp Set.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Getting in Shape
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #233 "BABY" (Thank You)
HIMCR #364 - Use 3 Colors!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bon Voyage Trailer card

oh my goodness, I fell in love with this adorable trailer shaped card from creativekuts.com
The pattern papers are from ms. sparkle & co. wood grain paper pad & DCWV The Marquee stack.  The purple card stock is from Neenah Astrobrights Gravity Grape.  The rest of the solid cardstocks are from recollections.  I popped up the windows and the cute girl.  I decided to make this a Thank you card for some of our great friends who love to go camping with their trailer.
For the inside I used more of the Neenah Astrobrights Gravity Grape purple cardstock. Using my Cricut Explore I wrote the sentiment you make me a happy camper! with my black Cricut pen and the Fontastic Fonts- DJ Terrific.  Below that I stamped Thanks for all you do! from HOTP Thank You! Stamp Set in Memento tuxedo black ink.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Getting in Shape
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #59
FFC #245 Always Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #233 "BABY" (Thank You)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Warm Gingerbread Wishes

I loved this weeks sketch over at Tuesday morning sketches so much I just had to make one more.  This time I thought a warm Gingerbread Christmas card would be nice.
I used some pattern papers from HOTP - Christmas sweets and Crate Paper - Snow Day.  Solid Cardstocks are from Recollections.   I used Simon Says stamp stitched rectangle to layer on top of the base card.  I used my stitched scallop border cut twice to add the topper which I popped up on foam tape.  I stamped the topper in pigment brown ink - Warm Wishes.  I wrapped red and white twine at the top and added 1 tiny star and 4 bigger stars that I die cut from my moon and stars die set.  I popped the larger stars up and made them look like they are hanging from twine.
I used my stitched stax oval dies to cut 3 ovals and place 3 cute little foam Gingerbread men (Dollar Gen) on them.  What a fun easy card design, perfect for making multiples for Christmas.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #464
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch #380 ~ Anything Goes
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #59
FFC #245 Always Anything Goes
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L.ART AUGUST 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
HIMCR #363 - Any Holiday! (Christmas in July)

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

Christmas Apron Shaped Card

What a great Christmas card, I love shaped cards!  This is another fun design from Creativekuts.com
The pattern papers are from two different Cricut 6x12 stacks - polkadot from doodlecharms stack, red plaid from Christmas Cheer stack, Green holly and ruffles from stash.
Cardstocks are from recollections.  I popped up small pocket and large pocket on foam tape.  I added the green ruffle on the pockets, I used my purple cows trimmer to create the scallop ruffle trim. The face on the gingerbread man is from Peachy Keen Basic paper doll.
I colored in the mouth with red gel pen and dotted the eyes with a white gel pen.  I used glitter chalk on the cheeks.  I used a ball tool to round out the center of the wooden spoon. I used my moon & stars die set to cut the star I added to the top pocket.
I added a tiny seed bead to the glove/mit to look like an eyelet.
I used my stitched rectangle dies to cut mats for the sentiment.  I stamped Merry Christmas from Celebrate the wonder stamp set.  I stamped in brown and then clear embossed over it.  I added 3 deep red rhinestones to the holly leaves.  I added some red ribbon from my stash for the ties.
For the inside I stamped Warm winter Wishes and a little gingerbread man in brown pigment ink.  I also added another strip of the scalloped green pattern paper at the bottom to finish it off.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Getting in Shape
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #59
FFC #245 Always Anything Goes
 D
L.ART AUGUST 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
HIMCR #363 - Any Holiday! (Christmas in July)
Sketch and Color Challenge #95 (Color)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sending Sunshine

I went to sleep creating this card in my mind for another fun take on the challenge over at Tuesday Morning sketches.  I thought a happy sunshine breaking out from the clouds would be pretty cute.
I started with an awesome Sun rays background I got from my friend Cheryl over at Creativekuts.com,  I cut it from a dark yellow cardstock and backed it with a lighter yellow card stock.  I placed on a 6 1/2 x 5 white card base.  I die cut 2 clouds and ran them through my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and brushed them all over with my Crafters companion clear glitter marker.
I cut a couple of circles to stack behind the adorable stitched sun die cut.  I stamped the face with Peachy Keen Basic paper doll face then colored in mouth with Spectrum Noir B01 and added some glittery chalk to the cheeks.  I used the clear glitter marker on each stitched sun ray.  I popped up the stitched sun on foam tape.  I ran a yellow glittery sheer ribbon around top of card and placed a label from Spellbinders Blossom Tags & Accents over the center of the ribbon.  I stamped Sending Sunshine from  Scarecrow Kisses stamp set in versamark ink and heat embossed with fine white embossing powder.  I brushed the edges of the label with the clear glitter marker.  I popped up label with foam tape.  I added a yellow epoxy dot to each end of the label to finish it off.

I am entering into these fun blog challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #464
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch #380 ~ Anything Goes
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #58
DL.ART AUGUST 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Flower Trio Happy Birthday Card

I created this card based on a fun sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  
I always love this color combo.
The green background pattern paper is from Photo Play – Summer day dreams stack,
I used my Simon Says Stamp - Bundle of stitched shapes to cut that out.
The pink striped and polkadot pattern paper are from Lawn Fawn  – Polka in the meadow
I used a stitched flag die to cut the banner but it only cuts the flag on one end so I placed it back in the die to trim the other end and make it a flag as well.
I stamped Happy Birthday in hot pink pigment ink and then again with embossing ink and heat embossed with clear for the sentiment
I placed a green glitter gum drop on either end of the happy birthday sentiment banner.
The flowers are cut from the smallest flower in HOTP - Bodacious Blooms Die set
I added some white pearl centers for the flowers and colored them green with a sharpie marker before attaching.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #464
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch #380 ~ Anything Goes
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #57
August Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes (optional Water Theme Birthday)

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Christmas Stocking Card

Another fun design from Creativekuts.com, love this adorable shaped card.
Cardstocks are from my Stash, Kraft and Black from Recollection's
I used Cuttlebug Simply Charmed squares embossing folder to add some texture & dimension.
The pattern Papers are from HOTP Christmas Sweets
I used pink glittered cardstock from The Paper Studio Stack
I added clear wink of Stella sparkle pen to the white poof on the cap.
The adorable face stamp is from Peachy Keen Smitten Mittens
I used pink glitter chalk on the cheeks and an orange gel pen to color nose.
For the inside I used some more of the fun heart and star embellishments and stamped the sentiment in a pretty Boysenberry Pigment ink.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas Ch #379 ~ Christmas in July
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas In July
DL.ART JULY 2018 Linky Challenge
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #57
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #244 Always Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
HIMCR #363 - Any Holiday! (Christmas in July)



Thanks for stopping by to see my project today.  Have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Surprise Snowman Pop-Up Card

Another fun SVG file from www.creativekuts.com I love the surprise Inside!!!
 
I used some pretty pattern paper from HOTP.  I kept the front very Simple using a Tree shaped sentiment stamp from HOTP Fancy Christmas Greetings Stamp Set.  Using my stamp press I stamped in a green ink then stamped again using Versa-Mark and heat embossing with clear powder.  It looks so much better in person!  I also used a holly and berries die cut from HOTP 9 Tiny Christmas Things + Shadows Die Set to decorate the front.  I added red foil for the berries.

and now for the awesome Surprise inside.....
I love him!  he is so cute!!!
What a fun interactive card to send someone a Christmas hug with!
I used same HOTP pattern paper from the front.
I used glittery white cardstock on the mitten cuffs.
everything else is cut from recollections card stock.
I drew on the mouth and eyebrows with a black gel pen.
I used red & white Bakers twine for Banner.
I decided to add a sentiment stamp to the back for signing my card.
I also added a candy cane die cut from
HOTP 9 Tiny Christmas Things + Shadows Die Set
cut from red foil paper
 
I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Christmas in July Blog Hop!
Die Cuttin Divas Ch #379 ~ Christmas in July
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas In July
DL.ART JULY 2018 Linky Challenge
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #58
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #244 Always Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
HIMCR #362 - Christmas in July!
Cut It Up - Challenge #153 - Christmas in July

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Snowflake Ornament Card

Love working on Christmas in July cards and of course had to go with my favorite color purple for this beauty.  This is a very cool svg file from Cheryl over at www.creativekuts.com  I love how the front of the card is a cutaway in the form of the ornament shape.
Front pattern Paper from HOTP Sugar Plum Artful Card kit
I used purple glitter glue to accent each snowflake in the paper.
The purple Ornament/Bauble cut from Neenah Gravity Grape
Snowflake cut from The Paper Studio - The Glittered cardstock stack
backed in a light purple embossed cut and raised with foam squares
I used a matching foil die cut from sugar plum for center of snowflake
again topping with purple glitter glue
Ornament topper is cut from Grey Bazzil cardstock
Card Base from 110 Neenah white

For the inside I used the texture embossed purple for the background
Strip of matching pattern paper down center
rectangle backer of Neenah Gravity Grape
rectangle backer of darker purple cardstock from stash
white rectangle Neenah 110, stamped with Violet ink
stamp -   Christmas Winter Sentiments Stamp set
Banner from new die set, inked edges with violet
stamp - Christmas Stamp Set - Crafters Companion
Snowflakes die cut - Snowglobe Cutting Dies - HOTP

I am entering into the fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: Christmas in July Blog Hop!
Die Cuttin Divas Ch #379 ~ Christmas in July
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas In July
DL.ART JULY 2018 Linky Challenge
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #58
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #244 Always Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
HIMCR #362 - Christmas in July!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I am up to.

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!
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #54
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!
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #55
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
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #54
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
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #43
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
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #43
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
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #40
FFC #226 Anything Goes
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE

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"
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #40
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
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #39
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #225 with Little Blue Button Stamps!
HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe!  Ribbon - Animal - Flower
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE

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
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #39
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
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Special Delivery Boy Birthday Card

I had so much fun with this card, I just love this adorable little Happy Mail stamp set.
So this card layout again is based on the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.
The pattern papers are from some old CTMH scraps.  Plaid piece is cut at 5.5X4.25 for the brown layer I used my largest stitched rectangle die from Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes.  I then used a straight stitched scallop edge die to cut it down to the size I needed for sketch, I love how awesome that looks.  The blue diamond pattern paper I used a stitched postage stamp die.  The sentiment stitched flag banner I did the same thing with the straight stitched scallop die to cut it down to the size I wanted, leaving enough room to stamp HB2U in blue ink.  Stamp is from Craftin Desert Divas - Short & Sweet Tags
Ok on to the little adorable mailman/Delivery boy, such a little cutie!  I popped him up on foam tape. I am doing my best to learn to use my Spectrum Noir markers and I am feeling a little more confident each time.  I will do my best to list my marker colors for you.....
Skin tones - FS2, FS3 & FS6  Hair - Canary, Golden Yellow & Sand   Shoes - Sand & RB2  Mail Bag - RB2 & RB3  Pants, Shirt & Hat - TB1, & TB3  Pant Cuffs - TB1, TB3 & TB5   Envelope - IG1 & Blender  Tie & Hat Label - IG1 & IG2


The special delivery envelope and sentiment are from this same Happy Mail stamp set.  I used IG1 and my blender pen to shade these envelopes also.  I cut a shadow layer in black to back the larger center envelope.  The other 4 envelopes with black shadow layers are from Cricut Doodlecharms.  I had my Explore draw the outline of each heart on those 4 envelopes in blue Cricut pen and then I colored the hearts in with TB1
The adorable banner over his head is from a different stamp set - Puppy love birthday.  I again stamped in blue ink.  I used my scanNcut to cut out that banner with an outline.... I love that machine! ❤️  I also inked the edges of each item before adhering down with walnut stain distress ink.
For the inside I used some Kraft card stock cut with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes using the largest stitched rectangle die for the bottom layer.  Next I took a leftover scrap of blue diamond paper matching the front and used the Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes stitched rectangle just to get the top and bottom stitching cut in. The I the took the straight stitched scallop die to trim Down each side.  Then using a brown pattern scrap I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down to the size to fit this fun Birthday stamp from HOTP called Birthday Greetings.  I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with fine white embossing powder.  I colored in the cute snail from the Happy mail stamp set.  Markers used on snail - Body ~ Colorista Sand & RB2  Shell Colorista Daffodil, Sand & YG1

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #444
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #39
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #225 with Little Blue Button Stamps!
Always Happy Birthday - March Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes
HIMCR #343 - Super Scraps Saturday!
YNS - Sketch and Color Challenge #85 (Color)

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I am up to in my craft room.

Beary Happy Birthday Card

For this card I decided to go with some soft pastel colors for my pattern papers from Light Bright - Colorbok to accent the cute little teddy bear.  I  used some of my stitched rectangle stacked dies to cut the pattern paper panels.
The teddy bear and sentiment on the front are both from a new unbranded stamp set I recently picked up I call Bear Hugs.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the teddy (Fur Colorista Ivory, Cream & Sand, Pink parts MG1, heart Colorista Lipstick.  I stamped him again on a white floral vellum.  After coloring the underside of the vellum on the pink (MG1) and red(lipstick) parts I ran it through my xyron and attached to the other layer.  I really liked how it softened up the colors on the bear but a little bit too much on the pink parts so I took my MG1 & Lipstick markers and went over those parts again on top of the vellum this time.  It's so pretty and if you look closely you can see the white floral pattern of the vellum showing on the bear & Heart.  I used a two piece flower die to cut the five flowers, the tops are from a cream card stock & the bottoms are the same vellum this time I colored the tops in pink (MG1).  I ran all 10 flower pieces through my xyron and adhered them together.  For the bow I used a two piece die set and cut this also out of vellum and colored in with my pink MG1 Spectrum Noir marker, wow wow wow so cute!  
I do believe I will be making more of these bows with colored vellum, very pretty!  I arranged all of the pieces on the card front based on a sketch challenge over at Tuesday morning sketches.  I added some pink Jewel dazzles to the center of each flower.  For the very middle flower I popped that one up on foam tape and added a larger dazzle to the center and a black enamel dot in the center of that.  I used a die from ART-C Stamp & Cut - Snowflakes to cut the sentiment label and stamped a sentiment from the bear stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
For the inside of this card I simply used one of my stitched flag dies to cut two banners from the matching pattern paper scraps.   I trimmed the tops down so they could be different lengths.  I also used a stitched rectangle stack die to cut the cream colored piece for my inside sentiments.  The Beary best wishes on your special day! Is a wooden stamp from Stampin' Up!  I stamped that in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.    The Happy Birthday stamp is from a Puppy Love Birthday Stamp set which I stamped in a bright pink chalk ink.   I hope you enjoyed my sweet little card today.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #444
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #38
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #225 with Little Blue Button Stamps!
Mod Squad Challenge - Color Your Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration Spring
Always Happy Birthday - March Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Flurry of fun Christmas card

Trying to keep with my plan of getting a couple of Christmas cards done each month.
These papers, the vellum also the snowflakes and the tags/labels are all from Hot Off the Press.  For the background layer of the card I used an awesome wood grain brown.  The next layer is a beautiful teal with the white snowflake pattern that I cut with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes  using the largest stitched rectangle die.   For anyone that follows my blog you see this on almost every card lol.   I used my wink of Stella clear glitter pen to dot the centers of each snowflake on the pattern paper.  For the vellum Layer that I colored the back with a light blue marker and then inked the edges with a darker blue and used my HOTP Card Flaps & Borders die to cut that wonderful unique shape.  I used a pre stamped matching tag for the focal that I accented with the cute snowflakes from this matching kit.  I used a die to cut the teal snowflake (Snowglobe Cutting Dies - HOTP) that I stacked on the largest snowflake.  I popped each of the snowflakes up on foam tape. Then I cut a jumping deer out of a brown card stock (HOTP 9 Tiny Christmas Things + Shadows Die Set).  I also popped up the deer on foam tape.
For the inside I kept it simple, I used a matching tag/label and snowflake.  I heat embossed a sentiment in platinum embossing powder saying "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" from Sheena Douglass Christmas Stamp Set - Crafters Companion

I am entering into these fun Challenges:
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #38
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #224 with Lawn Fawn
Mod Squad Challenge - Color Your Vellum

Thanks for stopping by.

Egg Blooming Tulips Easter Easel Card

Say that Title 5 times fast! lol  I had fun with this card with a cute svg of egg blooming tulips (thank you Cheryl for making this for me) svg is from creativekuts.com
I decided to make it an easel card and with the help of some of my spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three dies I cut and embossed the striped background.  I also cut the easel stopper shape which I added a Happy Easter Sentiment to with my Cricut Explore Air using my Cricut fine tip pens and the Cricut Alphabet Font in Design Space before I cut it out with my spellbinder die and embossed it as well.
I also used my cuttlebug seeing spots embossing folder for the main purple background on this card.  Oh my Gosh!  Can I just say I just love the pattern paper I found for the eggs!
It looks like I dyed them myself in cups of egg dye in my kitchen lol.  That paper is from Ms. sparkle & Co. paperie called watercolor.  The tulips are just solid card stock scraps and then light green pattern paper scraps on the leaves.  I added some very light pink and white bakers twine around the bend of the card and tied a small bow.  I also added some flower jewel gems to each of the Easter eggs.
For the inside I used some cute pattern paper from a Recollection's stack called All Girl, that is where the striped pattern paper for the front came from also.  I did not have the cute sentiment that I wanted in a stamp set so I again created the sentiment with my explore air and my fine tip pens on some of the pink watercolor paper.   I then used a stitched rectangle die to cut that out for the inside portion of my card leaving plenty of room to hand write a message and sign my card.  I wanted to add a little extra something cute so I went to my stamp sets and found this adorable little girl dressed up in a bunny costume, I thought she set this card off perfectly!  To color her I used my spectrum noir markers  IG1, IG2, FS2, FS3, FS6, AP1, CT1 and MG2 for the nose.  She came out so adorable and I just can't wait to make some more cards with that stamp set.
Here is a view of the card front closed.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration
Scrapy Land {Challenge #85}
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Easter Inspired
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #37
DL.ART MARCH 2018 LINKY CHALLENGE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #224 with Lawn Fawn
HIMCR #343 - Super Scraps Saturday!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and see what I'm up to in my craft room.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Green Floral Birthday Card

I just had to make one more monochromatic Card in green because I needed a birthday card for my Niece this month and her favorite color is green.  I gathered together several green scraps and got to work.
I started with stamping the beautiful flowers on two different colors of green and cutting them out.  I took two pieces of larger green scraps, adhered them together and used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes die to cut out the main background mat.  I used another pattern paper scrap to die cut the pretty lattice lace die.  I added it to the background layer and then layered the flowers in a row along the joint of the two layers.  I intertwined the flower petals on either side.  I set the center flower aside.  I used Happy Birthday stamp from HOTP called Birthday Greetings.  I stamped in Green and then in again in Versamark clear ink and added clear embossing powder over the green and heat set.  I added the center flower onto a foam square to pop it up and got it added to the card.  I added enamel dots to the centers of each flower and added a larger size to the center one. I took my spectrum noir clear sparkle marker to brush the lines coming out from the enamel dots plus I added sparkle to each of the dots on the center flower petals as well.  I then decided to sparkle brush over any of the lattice lace die cut that is showing.  I wish you could see all of the sparkle in the photo, it really makes a huge difference in person.
For the inside a grabbed another pretty green scrap that came from the same pattern pack as the lattice lace cut on the front.  I used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes again to cut that mat.  Using the same stamp set as the front I stamped celebrate in black and it's your day in green.  I added another stamped and cut flower down in the corner. This time instead of an enamel dot I took my water brush and used the green ink I stamped with to color in the flower center.  I then added clear sparkle over that and also again dotted the dots with sparkle on the petals.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #224 "GREEN"
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #38
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #224 with Lawn Fawn
HIMCR #342 - Monochromatic Greens!
Always Happy Birthday - March Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's Challenge - March Monochrome

Thanks for dropping by to see my card creation today.