Friday, October 19, 2018

Side Step the Zombies!

This card was inspired by one I found on Pinterest here.  I found a tutorial to make a large side step card on You Tube, it was very easy, and you can find it here.

The tree was cut with my Cricut.  The ghosts and the tombstones are both 2 X 2 Quickutz Dies.  To add a little pop of color, c couple of paper punched pumpkins where tucked in.

Stamps:  Sugar Pea Designs:  Undying Love
Ink:  Momento
Paper:  Bazzill, Neenah
Misc:  Paper punches, Cricut, pop up dots, Scor-Pal, Copic, Quickutz Ghost & Tombstone Dies

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Cake!

Jaws is one my favorite movies, and I've recently added two new shark themed stamped sets to my hoard!

I decided to make a fun box birthday card.  It is accented with some glittery paper punched balloons and tiny cakes made with my Cricut.

Stamps:  Avery Elle-Hello Chum; The Stamps of Life-Shark Pudgie
Ink:  Momento & Versafine
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Copics, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, Stickles, clear acetate, paper punch, glitter pen

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

You Are Amazing

Here is another card that I made with my stash from out birthday trip to the My Favorite Things Boutique.  If you are ever in central Florida, you definitely want to take a trip to Eustis to go to the boutique, it's awesome!

As usual, I used lots of layers, different textured papers, and Copics to make my super girl come to life.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-You're Super
Ink:  Momento & Versafine
Paper:  Copic X-Press, My Favorite Things, Paper Studio, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Copics, pop up dots, Nestabilities, My Favorite Things You're Super Die-namics, Diamond Glaze

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ghostly Greetings

I can't believe that it's been 2 months since I've posted, I'm truly disappointed in myself.  I have been hard at work crafting.  Last April, I broke my foot, and I just had surgery at the beginning of the month.  I was out for two weeks, and I've made some amazing (I think they are) things and I can't wait to share them with you.

This is my first at making a multiple window shaker card.  I've made a few shaker cards, but nothing this complex.  For my birthday, my Mom and our friend, went to the My Favorite Things Boutique and I bought a lot of goodies.  It was a big birthday, and while I normally love my birthday, this year, I was a little down.  but retail therapy helped.

I didn't have any mounting tape that was thin enough, so I used some black foam that I bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I ran it through my Big Kick (with the die) and then adhered it with some glue.  Easy peasey!  For some reason, my white sequins look pink, but I think it's just the angle of the picture.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Fab-BOO-Lous Friends
Ink:  Versafine & Momento
Paper:  Paper Studio, Bazzill, Recollections, Carta Bella
Misc:  Sequins, foam, acetate sheet, Papertrey Ink Collage die,  My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Copics

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Back To School Basket

I made a little gift basket for my sister.  This year she is teaching World History and Costuming.  The tag was made from using one of my new stamps that I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo.  I found the basket at the Dollar Tree and filled it with little goodies to help her day go a little smoother.

Stamps:  Paper Nest-Back to School Ellie
Ink:  Momento
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill
Misc:  Letter stickers, basket, pop up dots, black tulle, Copics, Diamond Glaze, basket

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Another Explosion Box & Tutorial

I recently joined the JOANN Loves Papercrafters on Facebook.  I've been in awe of the creations that all of those talented people have, so I decided to be brave and post something I made.  I posted the Baby Exploding Box and I received so many wonderful compliments, it just made my heart full.  I also received requests for the directions, and since I had another one to make for another lady at work, I decided to get to work on it.

First, take a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and score at 3 1/2 inches on each side.

Then, cut out the corner pieces.

Here comes the fun part, time to decorate and embellish!  One thing that I do that I think gives the box a bit more stability is to make double panels (or layers) of paper on the sides of the box.  Here you can see how I decorated the outside of the box.

Next, flip it over and decorate the inside.  I did the two layers of cardstock and then added some die cut doilies.  Since this is for a baby girl, I wanted to give it a lacey girly look.

Next, I made the lid.  Math is not my strong point, so I tend to do things the hard way.  My Dad is a retired Chemical Engineer, my Brother is CFO/CPA, my Sister is a Teacher, and my Mom can figure anything out!  So the technical gene, skipped me!  So, to make the lid I used a piece of white card stock and scored at 1 1/2 inches on two sides.  Now, if you measure the bottom of the box, you will find that it is 5 inches x 5 inches.  At the 1 1/2 score line, I measured 5 inches plus two little lines on the ruler, and then scored on that line.  Then I measured 1 1/2 inches and cut the paper.  Rotate the paper and do the same thing.  Clear as mud?!  You can also try cutting a piece of cardstock 8 1/8 inches and score it on each side at 1 1/2 inches.  You will want to notch the corners on lid so that it will fit inside with showing.

I decorated the top of the box, but forgot to take a picture of it before I put it all together!

I embellished the inside with some paper flowers, butterflies, and two cute babies I cut using my Cricut.  I put a tiny bit of adhesive on the bottom of the shoes to hold them in place.

I put the lid on the box, tied it with a tulle bow and put it next to my purse to bring to work tomorrow.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Baby Button Bits
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections, Pebbles
Misc:  Tulle, Scor-pal, paper punches, half pearls, pop up dots, My Favorite Things Oval Doily Die, Mama Elephant Mini Bow Die, baby shoes, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die

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Teacher Tissues

Tomorrow is the first day of school here in Orange County.  In the event of a few tears or "achoos", I made this box for Ms. Kelly to put on her desk.

I constructed the box with red cardstock and then added two layer panels with coordinating papers.  My little teachers were made using Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge.  The original cut file has the teacher holding a book, but I substituted it with an apple die cut covered in Diamond Glaze.
I also added a little Diamond Glaze to her shoes.  The pointer is a toothpick that I stained with brown ink.  The chalk board is just kraft cardstock with a layer of black cardstock on the top.  With a little white ink, the sentiment was stamped.

The apple is from one of my favorite Cricut Cartridges, Preserves.  The pencil was made using a variety of paper punches, googly eyes and some glasses brads.  All four sides are decorated, so from any angle you can see the designs.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Petite Places School
Ink:  CTMH, Stamps by Judith, Momento
Paper:  Authentique, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Googly eyes, glasses brads, paper punches, pop dots, Cricut Create A Friend & Preserves Cartridges, tissue box, toothpick, Diamond Glaze, Papertrey Ink Apple Die,  Mama Elephant Mini Bow Die

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Exploding Baby Box

One of the lovely ladies I work with is having a baby, any day now.  I haven't made an explosion box in awhile, so I thought this would be the perfect time.  The pictures are kind of hard to see because the base of the paper is white and my background is white.  But, its this super cute grey and blue fox paper by Echo Park.

The box is made with two layers of panels on  both the outside and the inside of the box.  The lid held it together, but I have some white tulle and I love the way it looks when use it for a bow.

Are you ready for the big reveal to see what's inside of the box?

Tiny sneakers!!!!!  I just love baby shoes.  I know they don't get to wear them for very long, but I think that they are super cute.

I embellished the inside of the box with some Quickutz Fox die cuts, My Favorite Things Die-namics stars and sentiments from Papertrey Ink Baby Button Bits.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Baby Button Bits
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Echo Park, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Scor-pal, buttons, My Favorite Things Stars Die-namics, Quickutz Fox Die, white tulle, pop up dots, tiny sneakers

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Teacher Banner

We have a new teacher in our family.  My nephew, Joe, has a lovely girlfriend who is starting her first teaching job this year as a first grade teacher.  We are so proud of her and I just know that she is going to be amazing.

I thought she needed a banner for her classroom.  So, I used one of my favorite Cricut cartridges, Create A Friend and made a few teachers.  The letters are adhered to "chalkboards".  My sister, who is the model in the picture, informed me that they don't use chalkboards in classrooms anymore.  I have fond memories of clapping erasers outside and making huge flumes of chalk smoke.  I can only imagine what inhaling all of that dust can do you to your respiratory system, but it was a great fun, and an honor to be picked by the teacher.

I've made a few more things for Miss Kelly, so make sure you check back tomorrow.

Ink:  Stamps by Judith
Paper:  EchoPark, Authentique, Bazzill
Misc:  Ribbon, pop up dots, toothpicks, Cricut, Create A Friend Cartridge

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

4th of July Gable Boxes

I made these little boxes for my co-workers to celebrate my favorite holiday. 

The box was made from a My Momenta die that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Uncle Sam was made using a variety of punches and was adhered to the box with pop up dots.  The tag was made using one of Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames and sentiment from Hero Arts.

Inside the box is a little red and blue paper shred and some candies to help them get through the day.

Stamps:  Hero Arts-Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Authentique, Recollections, American Crafts
Misc:  Gable box die, paper punches, pink chalk, white gel pen, fine line Sharpie pen, pop up dots, paper shred, candies, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames Die #5

Hope you had a safe and Happy 4th of July!

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Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July Treat Cup Holder

My favorite holiday is just two days away, the 4th of July!  I'm planning on spending the day with my sister, so I thought I would make her a little treat holder.

Using my handy dandy Scor-pal, I made this box that holds two 2oz. souffle cups.  Each cut holds three Hershey Kisses and some M & M's.  I decorated it with some paper punch art, a cupcake pick, and a scalloped square.

Stamps:  Studio G-Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Authentique, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections
Misc:  Paper punches, Cricut, Black fine line pen, cupcake pick, souffle cups, pop up dots, Scor-pal, Baker's twine

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Super Dad!

I've been working on this card for two days now, and it's been in the trash four times!  I was determined to get it done to the point I was happy about it, but I know Dad will love it no matter what.

In my quest to look for new fun and fancy ways to fold cards, and I came across this one while I was surfing on Pinterest.  

I started with the stamp.  I just happened to get to Hobby Lobby on a day that they were marking stuff down, way down.  I ended up getting 10 wood mounted stamps for $15.00!  They are mostly sentiments, but that is what I like the most.

My Super Dad is cut using the Create A Friend cartridge.    The letters are cut with a Papertrey Ink alphabet die and the little squares where cut with some Nestabilities.

To hold it all together, I made a simple belly band that just slips over the top of my card.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado-Sentiment, Studio G-Sentiment
Paper:  MME, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio
Ink:  Heidi Swapp
Misc:  Paper punches, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink alphabet die, Quickutz sun die,  Impression Obsession cloud die, Cricut Create a Friend cartridge, Diamond Glaze

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A New Addition

There is an American Girl Doll Store right near where I live.  I've been admiring the dolls and clothes, but they are a little rich for my blood, especially since I'm a little old to be playing with dolls.  I did, however, think to myself that I could sew outfits for the dolls.  So, with the help of Ebay, I found a beautiful doll in my price range and started sewing clothes.  I'm having a great time making the doll clothes.  I have decided to sell them in my Etsy Shop, so if you are looking for a unique, handmade, one of a kind outfit for your American Girl Doll, jump on over to my Etsy Shop.

These outfits are designed to fit 18 inch dolls including Madame Alexander and Our Generation.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Simple Joys of Butterflies

This is my second attempt at the Z-Fold card.  My Mom recently purchased a Big Shot and has been cutting out butterflies.  I haven't used my butterfly paper punches in awhile, so her butterflies have inspired me to make some of my own.  

Stamps:  Hero Arts-Time to Enjoy
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Echo Park
Misc:  Paper punches, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Impression Obsession Clouds Die, Quickutz Sun Die, pop up dots, clear acetate

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Twisted Pop Up Card

 Here is another new technique I decided to try out; the Twisted Pop Up Card.  There are a lot of great tutorials out there and tons on Pinterest for inspiration.  Check out this one on Kylie's Cards and Things.

I used a lot of different techniques on this card.  I stamped, colored with Copics, used my Big Kick to die cut the donuts and mini coffee cups, paper punched hearts.....what I didn't get to do was use pop up dots.  If you follow me, you will know how much I love pop up dots and put them on everything.  But due to the style of this card, I didn't think that they would fit, once I twisted it back together.

I decided to use some of my favorite things on this card, coffee and donuts!  Not to mention I used My Favorite Things stamps on it as well!

The donuts were cut out using a tiny die from Taylored Expressions and then I added some Diamond Glaze onto the frosting.  The big coffee cups were made using a few paper punches and a trimmer.  You can find templates, dies, and SVG cups for them on-line, but it was very easy just to make them by hand.

Once the card is folded and twisted to the A2 size, I made a belly band to hold it all together.  You can see it in the first picture at the top of this post.

Right now, I wish I had a donut, but it looks like it's going to start to storm again, so I  will not be venturing out!

Stamps:  Darcie's Heart & Home-Coffee Donuts Friends, My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Holly Girl and Out On A Limb
Ink:  Versafine, Stamps by Judith
Paper:  Moxie, Recollections, Neenah, The Paper Studio, Authentique
Misc:  Diamond Glaze, Taylored Expression Donut Die, Quickutz Hot Beverage, Diamond Glaze, Copics, paper punches, Nestabilities

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Friday, May 25, 2018

You're So Cool

This is another card I made a while back that I didn't want to post because it was still freezing back home!

Again, a little paper piecing and Copic coloring completed my my Pure Innocence skater.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Skater Girl
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, Neenah, My Mind's Eye
Misc:  Rolled roses dies, pop up dots, Copics, paper punches, crochet thread

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