Thursday, October 5, 2017

4 x 4 Set of note cards Set 3


Here is the third set of cards that I made this week. Like I said I really like these 4x4 sets! This time I used The Sounding Joy stamp set (retired Stampin Up). I stamped the star shaped sentiment with Garden Green and then embossed the "Joy" with Real Red and clear embossing powder. I added a little distressing on the edges and added the white layer to a glimmer green layer.  A few snowflakes on the inside mat finished the cards.

4 x 4 Card Gift Set

I created these sets of 4 x 4 note cards recently. I had found a tutorial for a set of 3x3 cards by craftycarolinecreates. I didn't really want to make all of those envelopes though!!! Also I already had some 4x4 envelopes on hand. So... I tweaked and measured and tweaked some more and came up with a box for 4x4 cards. The cards are actually smaller then 4x4 so they fit inside the envelopes.
So I made the one with the white snowflakes background first. I punched the snowflake out, then added a small glitter square only behind the snowflake. Then I made a second set with the versamark snowflakes, this time I used glimmer paper for the whole white piece. I used the snowflake punch from Stampin Up (now retured) on both sets. The set with the white snowflakes used Snow Swirled (retired Stampin Up). The versamark snowflake is from Serene Snowflakes (Retured SU). The sentiment on both is from More Merry Messages (Stampin Up). I am having fun with these sets so you will definitely see more of them!!!
I will be packaging them up in some pretty packaging and adding then to my Craft Show items.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Gobble Gobble Turkey Pops

I have been hard at work in my craft room creating items for upcoming craft shows! I neeses to come up with some items my daughter could sell at her booths. I saw this turkey pops by Wendy VandeBogart. I followed her basic instructions but I added more feathers to the turkey's tail. They came out super cute!! We both will have some of these available at our craft sales.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Christmas Gift Card Holders

I have been working on some items for my upcoming craft shows. Gift Card holders are always one of my most popular items! This is a new style for me this year. I found a tutorial by Nicole from A Walk Down Memory Lane so I followed that but I wanted to be able to close it. First I thought maybe I would use velcro, then I thought maybe a ribbon closure but I wanted to add a little image to the front. Finally I decided on a belly band closure.

I will still need to make a bunch more. I will make some other colors and styles. This is just the begining!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Christmas Cards a la Lawn Fawn

I made a couple other variations on my last Christmas card. It's basically the same card with different main images. 
Below is a cute bunny on a sled:
And here a group of cute fairies:
Then there is a couple of cute reindeer going on a sled ride!
I added some sparkle to this little deer's santa hat.

I used my copics, dies, and BigShot on all of the cards shown. 
I have added these to my stash of Christmas cards for upcoming craft shows! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Snow Cool Christmas

It's beginning to look like Christmas in my craft room!!! I am currently hooked on Lawn Fawn Stamps! They are just so cute!!! I found a tutorial by Nichol on Pinterest for a cute card. I loved the look of it and decided to make my own!  I used Lawn Fawn's Snow Cool for the penguins and sentiment. The pine trees are from Lawn Fawn's "Toboggan Together". The snowflakes.and sentiment are heat embossed 9n the vellum. I colored the images with my Copics and cut most of the inages out with my Scan and Cut.
Stay tuned for more variations of this card to come.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bloom Box with a Twist - Love Grows

 I started getting Fun Stampers Journey's Bloom Box, which is a monthly kit, a few months ago. Honestly I have issues followi g directions. (I know, I know it isn't only true in cardmaking!) 
Anywho..... One of the kits came with the "Love Grows" stamp set. In the kits they include some of the supplies needed to make 4 cards (no inks). This is one of the cards that came with this particular card. You were supposed to make a Gatefold card and use the Pumpkin Bread strip of cardstock to make a belly band:
 Well...I really wasn't feeling this card. I sat staring at it for a few days. I finally ended up trimming the card down and adding it to a piece of kraft cardstock. I cut down the pumpkin bread card stock and made it into a banner and then added a second kraft banner. For the square vocal point I switched the pot they used and slid it over on the Butter Cream cardstock then using a mask I added a second flower pot. I also changed the cactus they used and stamped it using my Cajun Craze inkpad (Stampin Up). I used Copics markers to color the pots and dirt. Then I double stamped the sentiment. I ended up not using the twine or button on my card. I didn't have any gold silk that was used on the original so I grabbed a piece of wax paper dabbed a little bit of orange Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, then added some Frost White All-Purpose ink and mixed them together. I used a paintbrush to tap it onto the card. It didn't work as well as FSJ's Silks, but it turned out okay.