Saturday, December 14, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards Day 17

Hi Everyone!

I am here with a quick Saturday morning post for day 17. Have a great weekend; and I’ll see you all again on Monday!



Challenges: 

1. Creative Fingers: Anything Christmas
2. Cut it up: Anything Christmas (with die cuts)
3. Daring Cardmakers: O Christmas Tree


Thursday, December 12, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 16

Hi Everyone!

Happy Thursday and welcome back to my blog for Day 16 of 25 Days of Christmas cards. This card ended up being one of my favorites this season. I wasn’t exactly sure if it would come together the way I wanted it to. I was afraid it would be too busy; but in the end I think it all worked out well.



Have a fabulous afternoon and I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 17!


Challenges:

1. Stampotique Designs Challenge: Let it Snow #338
2. The Paper Funday: Anything Goes (optional Christmas)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards Day 15

Hi Everyone!

Quick post to share Day 15 with you!  Die cut trees and frames.
Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 14

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Day 14 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards is quite similar to yesterday’s card. There’s a whole batch of cards with this color scheme you’ll notice. I was just on a roll with it one weekend back in October!

Have a great day

Challenges:

1. Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
2. Papercraft Challenges: Anything Goes
3. The Holly and Ivy Christmas: Christmas
4. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Monday, December 9, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 13

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was good but very busy, so I am having a nice relaxing Monday with some quiet time and Hallmark Christmas movies

Here is the card for Day 13. I layered a lot of die cuts around the edges for this one! The sentiment is heat embossed with copper embossing powder and I also added a few die cut snowflakes.



Have a great day everyone! I’ll see you again tomorrow!

Challenges:

1. A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
3. Die Cut Divas: Christmas Winter with die cuts
4. A Place to Start: Happy Holidays
5. Crafting Happiness: Winter
6. Crafty Cardmakers: Christmas


Saturday, December 7, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Day 12

Hi Everyone!

I missed posting yesterday so I’m here with a quick post to share Day 12. This card couldn’t be any simpler...just some fun Christmas patterned paper and some chipboard alphabet gold letters and it was done!

We hosted our first holiday party yesterday and our second one is tonight, so I’m off to restock, replenish and reorganize for the next round of festivities.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll see you all again on Monday!

Challenges:

1. Creative Fingers  Anything Goes
2. Polkadoodles: Anything Goes
3. Winter Wonderland  Anything Goes Christmas

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 10 and Day 11

Hi Everyone!

I am so sorry I missed Day 10 yesterday! I was SO busy. We are having two holiday parties here at my house this weekend, so I have been in full holiday prep mode for those! So, I am sharing yesterday’s card and today’s as well in one post.  They are pretty much the same card, just different colors. I hope you like them.






I am off to continue with party preparations and baking...so MUCH baking to do!!
Have a great day, everyone!

Challenges:

1.  A Place to Start: Happy Holidays
2. Crafty Cardmakers: No patterned paper
3. Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
4. Simon Says Stamp: Let’s Sparkle
5. Holly and Ivy Christmas: Christmas

Monday, December 2, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 9

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Ours was busy; but lots of fun with great food and time well spent with family. The house is decorated, Alexa is geared up with holiday music, the holiday essential oils are diffusing throughout the house and I am continuing with my holiday baking. Gosh,  I just love this time of year!

I’m back with today’s card for Day 9. I was inspired by a card I saw during a blog hop for Simon Says Stamp early in the season. I really like the white snowflake dry stencil emboss on white card stock and then an extra touch with the die cut snowflakes as well. I added the red glitter letters and the two simple sentiments on top and bottom using versamark and white embossing powder.



Have a great day and I’ll see you all again tomorrow!

Challenges:

1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
2. Crafter’s Castle: Anything Goes
3. Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
4. Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes Christmas
5. Just us Girls: Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 8

Hi Everyone!

So sorry for the very late post today. Very busy today with pre-Thanksgiving prep. So I’m just dropping this picture here and wishing you all a happy holiday. I’m taking tomorrow and Friday to spend with the family; but I’ll be back on Monday!
Enjoy your Turkey feast or whatever culinary delight you choose and your time with family and friends, everyone!


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 7

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my 25 Days of Christmas Cards series for 2019! We have reached day 7 and this card features die cut inlays using Simon Says Stamp snowflakes. This snowflake die cuts a number of smaller snowflakes at once. I used the white snowflakes on other projects; but decided to save the negative space to use later and that’s how this card came to be. I cut additional snowflakes from other sparkly paper and inlayed them into the various negative spaces.
I added a simple holiday sentiment at the bottom and then I realized it needed a small extra touch to just finish it off, so I added the gold cord.



Have a great day everyone!

Challenges:

1. Crafty Cardmakers: No patterned paper
2. Get Creative Challenges: Anything Goes (optional holiday)
3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes


Monday, November 25, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 6

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was great! We took a little family trip up to Washington DC to see “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theater. It was so good and we all enjoyed it very much! Then the next day we visited a couple of museums before heading back home. Just a quick trip; but well worth the family time together. I thought I would share a family photo of us at the theater!



Ok, well back to our regularly scheduled program! Day 6 of the 25 Days of Christmas cards. This is another card featuring a cross-stitch background. I saw this color combination on pinterest and I really liked it; but I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to like it with the thread. I really had to think about how I wanted to alternate the colors. I was rather pleased with the end result, however! I wanted to keep the focus on the background, so I just did a simple silver embossed sentiment in the center.



That is all for today, my friends! I am off to start making cookie dough for the CRAZY amount of holiday baking I’m doing this holiday season! I mean, seriously I try not to think too much about how much I have to do because it kinda panics me when I do!

Have a fabulous day, everyone; and I’ll see you all again tomorrow.

Challenges:

1. A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
2. Crafty Friend’s Challenge: Christmas
3. Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: Christmas
4. Addicted to Stamps: Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes


Friday, November 22, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 5

Hi Everyone!

Wrapping up the first week of 25 Days of Christmas Cards with Day 5 here. CAS card here with some textured paste and stencil along with some layered snowflake die cuts. I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you again on Monday!


Challenges:

Cardz 4 Gals: Get ready for Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes


Thursday, November 21, 2019

25 Days of Christmas cards: Day 4

Hi Everyone!

I am here with Day 4 of 25 Days of Christmas cards! I hope you like it.

Have a great day and I’ll see you all on Friday!


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 3

Hi Everyone!

I’m back for Day 3 of my 25 Days of Christmas Cards Series. This is a simple card today that uses some cute pattern paper and then the focus is the stacked “Merry Christmas” die cut in the center.


Have a fantastic day everyone and I’ll see you again for Day 4 tomorrow!

1. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenges: Anything Goes
3. Unicorn Challenge: Christmas
4. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
5. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 2

Hi Everyone!

Here we go with Day 2. I’m sharing two pictures of this one so I can show the cross stitched detail of the background. Have a great day everyone!





Monday, November 18, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 1

Hi Everyone!

Well, it’s finally here! 25 Days of Christmas cards. Life is still busy and getting busier as the holiday season really starts to ramp up. I will be posting a card every week day until Dec 20th but to keep things simple, I’m just posting the pictures of the card and a few challenges if they apply and that will be it.

So, here we go with Day 1




Have a fabulous day!

Challenges :

1. Pammie’s InkyPinkies  Anything Goes
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
3. A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
4. A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
5. Love to Craft: Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

All the Holiday Treats!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted lately! Life has just been super busy for me and it is going to continue to get even busier through this week. I have decided to just post the last few pictures I have for non-card holiday items today.
The first item I have to share today are these adorable hot cocoa envelopes. Super easy to put together and just a fun way to give a simple gift to someone.


Next I have these simple gift card holders. I have made these several times in the past and they are a popular item on Pinterest.




Thanks everyone. I hope you have enjoyed all the fun things I’ve shared with you and I hope it gives you some great ideas for your own holiday crafting.

I will be back again on Monday for Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Holiday Wine Tags


Hi Everyone!

I am back again today with some festive wine tags that are perfect to dress up your holiday wine bottles. They are a great way to add a something a little extra to a hostess gift as well. I found the directions for these on Pinterest. A quick search will lead you to a lot of different options. They are quick, easy to make and fun!




A quick note about the wine picture with the bottle. I wanted to photograph the tag on a bottle and I didn’t have a “pretty place” to stand the bottle. I haven’t decorated my house yet for Christmas, sooo...my fall pumpkin patch table was my best option!


Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you on Friday!


1. Get Creative Challenges
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
3. Crafty Sentiments
4. Lemon Shortbread
5. Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge


Monday, November 4, 2019

Easy Self-Adhesive Holiday Tags


Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am back today with another item I’ll be sharing in my vendor fair event later this month. I made these simple self adhesive gift tags by die-cutting some thin cardboard (cereal/cracker boxes etc) as well as the same size from various holiday pattern paper. In addition, I also cut out another die cut from the pattern paper so I could die cut inlay another shape inside of it. This was all in efforts to make the tags as one-layered as possible. I also die cut the base shape from some self adhesive sticker paper. When I attached the sticker paper, I used adhesive on the non-adhesive side to adhere it to the cardboard die cut, leaving the self adhesive side with the release paper on the outside. I like these tags because they’re a little more sturdier than just paper tags and would be great way to dress up a simple hostess gift or other special gift.
Another super simple project, so not really a whole lot else to say about these. I am hoping to maybe whip up a few more of these before my event.
I hope you like them! Have a great day and I’ll see you all again on Wednesday!




Anything Goes Challenges:
1. A Gem of a Challenge
2. Crafter’s Castle
3. Crafty Friends
4. Crafty Hazelnut Christmas
5. Little Patch of Crafty Friends

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hershey Nugget Christmas Gift

Hi Everyone!

I’m back! I hope everyone is doing well. October was very busy for me, and November and December are shaping up that way as well. It was good to take some time off and get a jump on my Christmas crafts. I am not completely done; but I have made good headway and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on!

As you can see, I’ve updated the blog header for the holiday season. Just a simple way to bring a little festivities to the blog! I hope you like it! A quick note about the blog schedule for the holiday season.
I will be posting all of my non-card Christmas crafts first. I will only be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Nov 15.
From Nov 18-Dec 20, I will be sharing my (almost) annual 25 days of Christmas cards. Monday -Friday, no weekends.
Once I finish with that, I’ll be taking another break to spend time with my family until after the New Year. Then I’ll be back and blogging as normal again!

Ok, so on to today’s project. During the holiday season, I usually participate in a neighborhood vendor fair for small businesses and I love having simple little gifts like this for people to buy. A lot of what you will see over the next few weeks, are things I’m going to have at the vendor fair.

They are great for teacher gifts, or coworkers, little stocking suffers etc. I’ve made other little Hershey nugget packets similar to this; but I wanted to change it up a little bit. I saw the ones Dawn made on her blog “DOstamping: Hershey Nugget Very Merry Wrap” post and thought they were super cute!

I used some various pattern papers and stamps from Sunny Studio “Jolly Gingerbread”

Just a few challenges to get back into the groove of things!

1. Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
2. Fab N’ Funky: Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Creative Time Off

Hi Everyone!

I am here today with just a quick announcement to let you all know that I am taking a break from blogging for the rest of this month. I am very behind on making my Christmas crafts because I haven’t wanted to start posting Christmas items yet here on the blog so I have been making other items to post.

It’s too hard for me to be able to have time to do craft both Christmas and non Christmas items and do all the blog work. Soooo....I’m going to be very busy over the next few weeks prepping lots of great things to share with you during the Holiday Season!

There is still a lot of great inspiration (If I do say so myself) for you find here, however! Have a look around if you have a few moments! I hope you find something that catches your eye and inspires you to be crafty and creative!

Thanks everyone and I’ll see you again November 1st!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Cross Stitched Autumn Blessings

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great day and looking forward to a wonderful weekend. I am just hoping for some cooler temperatures to start showing up here in NC. It’s still been in the upper 90s lately and  just feeling like anything but Fall. I am so ready for crisp mornings and breezy afternoons. I’m definitely ready break about my Fall wardrobe and I am anxiously awaiting the first neighborhood Fall Fire pit social event. Until then, I’ll just keep myself cool with the AC inside!
Today’s project is a little bit different as it is not a card. I actually decided to make a small piece of art  to frame for my Autumn home decorations.


Since I’m a little late posting this today, I’m going to just share the pictures. If you have any questions about the supplies etc, drop me a comment and let me know!




Have a great weekend!

Anything Goes Challenges:

1. Addicted to Stamps and More
2. Crafting by Designs
3. Crafting with an Attitude:
4. Lavinia World Challenges
5. Creative Fingers Challenges:
6. Polkadoodles:
7. QKR Stampede
8. Ellibelle’s Corner Crafty Wednesday: Stamp it.
9. Fab n’ Funky Challenges: Autumn Challenges

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Watercolor Autumn Trees

Hi Everyone!
 I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog today! Today’s card is another Autumn themed card featuring a watercolor background. This background was actually made at the same time I did the one in Monday’s card.


While the background of the first card was still wet, I laid a piece of watercolor paper on top of it and “smooshed” the two pieces together. The result is that the second piece had a slightly lighter layer of watercolors than the 1st one. I smooshed it around a couple of times and then lightly added some additional color to finish filling out the background. The intention with this background was to keep it light and subtle.
For the center image, I turned once again to my Lovely as a Tree set, which yes...is the original wood block set that I have had for more years than I care to admit!  (Let’s just say I think my now 15 year old son was still in diapers when I got it)



I decided to just take a chance and inked it randomly with a few distress inks. (Side note...I got my first set of Distress Oxide inks yesterday, look for a blog post soon! Anyhow, back to regularly scheduled programming...) I used Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress inks along with Simon Says Stamp’s Green Apple. I just inked the stamp and hoped for the best. It actually took about three tries to get it the way I wanted it; but I was happy with the final results.


I did some die cutting and layering to frame the center image before adding the sentiment at the bottom which is also from an old Stampin Up wood block set (I have no idea which one...)
Finally, I added some May Arts twine as a bit of a finishing touch to separate the main image from the sentiment.
I hope you like it! Leave me a comment so I can come visit you and return the favor! Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you again on Friday!

1. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
2. Retro Rubber Challenge: Anything Goes
3. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
4. A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
5. A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes
6. Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes
7. Daisy Chain Challenge: Autumn is Coming
8. Love to Craft: Anything Goes
9. The Creative Crafters: Anything Goes


Monday, September 30, 2019

Fall Watercolor Window Card

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was good. I set up my fall decor inside which seems a little odd since it still in the upper 80s / lower 90s here in NC. I’m fairly certain summer is never going to end! Maybe by the time I decorate for Christmas, it’ll finally feel like Fall.
Anyhow,  I decided to break out some watercolors and make a Fall colored thank you card. I used Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper and my Gansei Tambi watercolors to create a simple background.


After it completely dried, I cut out a circle from the panel and stamped one of the trees from my much beloved “Lovely as a Tree” set from Stampin Up using Walnut Stain Distress ink.
I cut two more circle frames from rust color card stock and also Spring Moss from Papertrey Ink. I used the larger circle frame on the front of the card and I layered the tree image and smaller circle frame on the inside of the card
To cover the hole in the front of the card, I added a piece of acetate to the back of the front watercolor panel and then used some foam tape to adhere it to a standard size card made from cream colored card stock.


I white heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom which is from my ever- present and much used Hero Arts “ Everyday Sentiments”
I added some white dashed lines around the outer circle frame and a some sparkly dots around the inner frame for the finishing touches.


Thank you for stopping by and visiting me today! I hope you like what I made. Feel free to scroll around and see some of my other creations!

1. Corrosive Challenges: Anything Goes
2. Creative Fingers Challenges: Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
4. Polkadoodles: Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: Anything Goes
6. Brown Sugar Challenges: Anything Goes
7. Crafting Happiness Challenge: Orange
8. Get Creative Challenges: Anything Goes (3rd)
9. Make My Monday: Autumn



Thursday, September 26, 2019

Altenew Fine Frames: Thank you, you are a blessing

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great day! Thank you for visiting me today. My card for today features the “Fine Frames” die set from Altenew. I have to admit, I had a bit of difficulty using this die. I couldn’t get it to cut through on the top and bottom but only on the sides. Now, I have to give due thought to the fact that I have a very old (1st edition old) Cuttlebug die cutting machine and it could be very well be the reason it isn’t working well. I’m hoping Santa might bring me a new machine for Christmas! For now, I will probably just use this die as a one piece frame and I plan to order another set that has the frames as individual dies.

I wanted to do another fall colored theme card. This is a bit of a non traditional fall colored card, so I included the picture that inspired it, so you can see where my thoughts started.


 I began by layering the individual frames as shown and then I knew I wanted a bold sentiment in the center panel. I actually dug around and found an old ‘Thank You” wood block stamp. I heat embossed it with white powder and added the smaller sentiment from Altenew’s “You are” set



I added a couple of small embellishments, twine  and white dashed lines around a few of the frames for some final finishing touches.




Have a great day, everyone!

1. The House that Stamps Built: Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
3. Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes with a sentiment
5. Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes (3rd Entry)
6. Lavinia World Challenge: Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Thankul: Embossed Falling Leaves

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it has been a few days since I posted. Last week was a bit of challenge in the mom world for me. As you may remember, my daughter had her wisdom teeth taken out last week and unfortunately, she had a rough recovery, so lots of TLC was necessary. She finally turned a corner this weekend and seems to be getting back to normal. I did get some crafting done as well; but just finally got around to getting some photos done this morning.

The card for today is an Autumn themed card. I will admit, I am not one to make a lot of autumn/ Halloween type cards. I just don’t send them out to people, so they’re not really of great use to me.
Usually the only reason I make them is to have a few things to show on my blog during the Fall season. I also try to make them multi-functional such as a Thank you card.


I used the Falling Leaves Background Stamp from Simon Says Stamp. This is an older stamp from last year’s Stamptember release. This stamp is perfect for a background focal point. I decided to heat emboss it and I actually did it several times before decided to mix it up a bit by using two powders: Enchanted Gold, and Copper. The copper embossing matched well with the scrap of copper paper I found in my stash.


I originally white heat embossed the “Thankful” sentiment on to the copper paper; but made some mistakes, so I trimmed out the sentiment and attached it to a new piece of paper. I added some tiny hearts that I punched out and then added some sparkle with my Spectrum  Noir Glitter pen and topped with glossy accents. I added some dashed white lines around the card edge as well as the bottom line of the copper sentiment piece. I added some little gemstones and sequins for final embellishments.

Have a great day everyone!


1. Crafting Happiness: Fall or Autumn
2. Crafty Cardmakers: Fall Colors
3, Creativ Fusion Arts and Crafts: Autumn
4. Get Creative Challenges: Anything Goes (3)
5. Pammies Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes
6. Shopping our Stash: Embossing
7. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
8. Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pink Fresh Studios Modern Mandala Die Cut CAS card

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog, thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me today.  Recently I purchased the Modern Mandala Die Cut from Pink Fresh Studios and it’s been sitting on my desk in the “to do” pile for a while. I finally got a chance to play with it and it was a lot of fun. I can definitely see many more uses for it in the future. For this first one, I decided to die cut it from both light pink and dark pink card stock


I took scissors and separated the different sections and then pieced them back together in alternating layers. This was also an easy way to get two cards done rather quickly.


Since the medallion was the main focus of the card, I added a thin frame around the edge of the card and simple sentiments in the bottom corner. For the second card, I lost the tiny little middle piece (I’m sure it’s in the trash) so I added a small prima flower with a little glass flower embellishment. I thought this was a nice way to make the two cards the same; but also just a little bit different.

To add a bit of final interest, I added some liquid pearls to the various points of the medallion and added some glitter with my (new to me) Spectrum Noir glitter pen.
So two rather  simple cards for today. I hope you like them and I hope it inspires you to create something too!



Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you again soon!

1. Die Cuttin Divas: Just because
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes
3. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
4. Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
5. Crafting by Design: Anything Goes (2nd Entry)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Layered Medallion Stencil: Wishing you only the Best!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was full of fun and crafting and family time, so it was good! My son ran a 1/2 marathon and finished 9th overall and 1st in his age group! So super proud of him!! We did some reorganizing and decorating in my daughter’s room that she’s been wanting to do for a long time. She had her wisdom teeth removed today, so I’m glad her room will be a nice peaceful place for her to recover for a few days. I was able to get a good bit of Christmas crafting done this weekend as well.
The card I’m sharing today features the same layering and rotating stencil technique I used on the Sparkle and Shine shaker card I posted last week. This stencil is one I got from Hobby Lobby a while ago and I really like it; but I often struggle with ideas to use it. This technique worked rather well, however and I look forward to using it more often.




I die cut a scallop heart from white paper and then inked the edges with Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef ink. I also die cut another small heart from a piece of paper that I heat embossed with silver powder a few times to make it very shiny! The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Best Hugs set.
I’m a little late in the day posting this, so that is all for me today. I hope you like the card and I hope you all have a great evening!





Anything Goes Challenges:

1. A Gem of a Challenge
2. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends
3. A Bit More Time to Craft
4. Love to Craft
5. The Creative Crafters



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sparkle and Shine Layering Stencil Shaker Card

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you are all doing well. I have been very busy formulating and designing some new Christmas crafts which I will be sharing very soon. Today, however I have a simple card that actually has a couple of detailed elements to it which make it super fun!



The inspiration for this card came from Jennifer McGuire. Whenever I am stuck for ideas of how to really use some of the supplies I have, I will visit her blog and I always find the inspiration I need! I’ve stated in some previous posts that I’ve been really trying to use my stencils a bit more. Stencils are just so inexpensive and really, once you search around and find some inspiring ideas to use them, they are a lot of fun as well. For this technique I used Jennifer’s idea of layering and rotating the stencils. You can see Jennifer’s video showcasing this fun technique here
For my card, I started with a piece of Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Card stock. (The color is a bit off in the photo, bad lighting I suppose) The stencil is from Hero Arts and I began by ink blending some Salty Ocean Distress Ink over it. Then I shifted the stencil so that it was a little off center from where it was and blended a heavy layer of Simon Says Stamp White pigment ink over it and set it off to the side to dry.


While it was drying, I made the center shaker panel. There are a wide variety of ways complete with You Tube tutorials about how to make a shaker card. I feel like I do a different way each time! For the sentiment in the center, I white embossed the “Sparkle and Shine” which is from an older Simon Says Stamp card kit set on to a a piece of heat resistant acetate.
I decided to put a small strip of white card stock across the center because the shaker circle just got lost against the stenciled background when I just had it directly against it. I added some white dashed lines around the edges of the die cut circle, and two large silver sequins to finish the card.


Ok, that is it for me today! A fun card to make, if a bit time consuming! Go check out Jennifer’s blog...she’s always great!
See you again soon..

Anything Goes Challenges:

1. Lemon Shortbread 
2. Through the Craft Room Door
3. Crafting By Designs
4. Crafty Creations
5. Crafting with an Attitude

Additional challenge: 


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