Friday, October 27, 2017

Miss Kate Cuttables Guest Designer Card Number 2

 This fun and easy shaker card was made with the Miss Kate Cuttables cut file Halloween Witch Shoe Frame. I will take you step by step and show you how to make this basic shaker card.
You will need a die cutting machine such as a Silhouette or Cricut to make this card.

Open up the file in your favorite editing program. I am using the Cameo 3 by Silhouette.

 Size the image to 4inches wide. If you keep the ratio locked, the length will adjust automatically. (aprox. 4.5 inches wide) Cut it out on black paper. 

 Next weed or clean up the design and take it off the mat. You just made a die cut! Now you can use the die cut as is and mount it on a card or make a fun shaker like I did.

 Cut a card that is 4.33 x 5.5 inches. Score at 4.25 and .125 or 1/8 inch to the left of your regular score. This is to allow room for the shaker and so the card folds correctly. Add the decorative paper to the front of your card and die cut a circle in the center. Use a 3.5 inch circle die. 

Glue the die cut image over the circle on the front of your card.(I did this step later but you should do it now.) Keep the edges of the circle behind the black border of the die cut. (I accidentally glued it on backwards, it really doesn't matter which way you glue it, it is reversible.)

Using some recycled plastic, glue a piece large enough to cover the hole on the INSIDE of the card as pictured below. 

Using some foam tape, begin to add tape around the circle in the inside of the card front over the hole. Keep the foam on the card and not on the hole itself. I wanted my items to shake around freely so I doubled up on my foam. I also went around the inside of my foam with a powder tool to remove any tackiness so my shaker pieces would not stick to the adhesive. 

 Now the fun part! Fill your shaker with all kinds of goodies. I used sequins, plastic balls and beads. You can use tiny punches, pearls, sand or any other tiny items you want to "shake" around in your card front.

Remove the backing from the foam and add a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 piece of cardstock. I used purple. Use a color to match your patterned paper.The shaker card is finished. Now to decorate the front a bit. I used a die cut sentiment and cut it several times from the purple paper and layered them together to give me a thick die cut word. I glued it on the lower right hand side of the card and I was finished.....

So I thought.....

I decided to play a bit more and added the shaker to a 5.5 x 8.5 inch card. I added some black paper for the base, a purple embossed piece for the second layer and some die cuts from Miss Kate Cuttables (Spiderweb Set). I used the card for my shaker element and added a few little pieces from the shaker for some color. For fun I added a spider with google eyes!

Hope you enjoyed all the ideas and die cuts from Miss Kate Cuttables!
Happy Crafting!

Jen from Jen's Crafty Place

Miss Kate Cuttables Guest Design Team

Hi! This is Jenny Fruchey from Jen's Crafty Place as your Guest Designer today! I can't wait to share my Halloween card with all of you!

This adorable die cut is from Miss Kate Cuttables Witch in Cauldron. This is a larger card size then the normal A2 (4.25 x 5.5). I made this card 8.5 x 5.5 so I can make the design larger. You can cut the witch in cauldron any size you would like to match your card size. That is the great thing about cutting these designs with your own cutter.

Now let's make the card!

Gather your supplies:

Purple cardstock base 8.5 x 11 inch
Black cardstock : 8.25x 5.25 and 4.25 x 5.25 inch
Purple pattern paper: 8.125 x 5.125 inch
Orange pattern paper: 4 x 5 inch
Scrap white cardstock for Sentiment
Black in Memento for Sentiment
Miss Kate's Witch in Cauldron cut from cutting machine finished size: 5.25 inch
(Scrap paper: two shades of green, two shades of orange, 2 shades grey, black, 3 shades of purple)
Rubber stamp with Halloween saying: Toil & Trouble from tailored expressions used now retired
Layered dies to cut saying: Sizzix Labels Fancy #4 the
Crafter's Companion Clear Sparkle Pen
Faux Enamel Dots: Made by Me
Foam Squares

Make your Witch in Cauldron from your Miss Kate Cuttables file. Use scrap papers to cut each layer and assemble with clear glue. Make the die cut fit the card you have decided to make. If making the size I did, assemble her to 5.25 inch total size. Add some sparkle pen to the bubbles and all parts of the insides of the cauldron. I do like sparkle so I added some to the bows on her shoes too!

Next, fold your 8.5 x 11 inch piece of purple cardstock in half for the card base and set aside.  Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock and cut with your favorite shape die. I used Sizzix Labels Fancy #4. Cut out a shadow layer, I used black with the same die set.

Cut your black mats, purple pattern paper and orange pattern paper to the sizes above. Adhere with tape or glue on the purple card base. Add the die cut and the sentiment with foam squares, add faux enamel dots and you are done!

Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!!
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday!

Today I am celebrating with Taylored Expressions on their 9th birthday with a Birthday Sketch Challenge.

I took the sketch from above and made a "thank you" card using their Hippo Birdy stamp set. The sketch is fun and can be used in a variety of ways. I plan on making a few other cards so check back often!

Happy Crafting!

This is another one I made for the challenge!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Beautiful Bloom by Crafter's Companion


Crafter's Companion has some beautiful stamps for water coloring. These stamps are from a set called, "Beautiful Bloom". As of August 21, 2017 it is only available for purchase through HSN. It is part of the new water color release. Check it out!

I water colored the two images with Aqua Markers by Crafter's Companion, mounted them on black paper then layered it on some glitter Luxury Cardstock also by Crafter's Companion.  I used a standup card base, also available on, to mount my layers on. The sentiment is white heat embossed with the a stamp from the "Beautiful Bloom" set using the new heat gun from Crafter's Companion with one of the new embossing powders. I added a few faux adhesive pearls and I was finished!

As of today, August 21, 2017 these items are only available from  (#hsn, #hsncrafts, #crafterscompanion) These items are all part of the new release from Crafter's Companion. They are all specially priced so be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN Starting at Midnight!

Just a reminder to tune in to HSN starting Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at midnight to see the Today's Special by Crafter's Companion. There is a great "Watch Party" going on now over on Facebook in the Events section of Crafter's Companion USA site. Come on by for discussions on products, meet the Design Team, prizes and lots of ideas and projects!

Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Another Sneak Peek of Crafter's Companion on HSN

This is a 3D embossing folder available for purchase on HSN Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in a pack of other beautiful 3D embossing folders. They are more then just your ordinary embossing folders, these are 3D! There are many depths of the images. Some are very defined and some are just raised slightly. Looks closely and you can see the detail in this watercolor image.

If you don't want to watercolor it, it looks great just embossed on metallic paper and highlighted with some gilding wax.

Don't forget to check out the "Watch Party" over on Facebook during the 12 hour broadcast.

Happy Shopping and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Crafter's Companion and HSN

Crafter's Companion is on HSN Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Come join the WATCH PARTY on Facebook. There are prizes, sneak peeks and tons of inspiration on what you will be seeing on HSN!

Here is my contribution to the "sneak peek".......

How about a close up of the shaker??

Come on over to the Crafter's Companion Facebook page for more projects like this!!

Happy Crafting!!