Thursday, September 20, 2018

Halloween Decor with Miss Kate Cuttables "Witch In Moon"

It is that time again to start thinking about Halloween Decor!! I have a great and VERY EASY project today to jump start your Halloween decorating.

But first, hop on over to Miss Kate Cuttables to get today's FREEBIE!!

Now let's get started!!

First, I got my file from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I chose the "Witch In Moon"  file but just about any file will work with this method. I put my image on the Silhouette Cameo 3 program mat and sized it as large as it would go to fit my 12x12 inch mat.

 I cut out my image and weeded the image and set it aside. Then I proceeded to cut 3 more layers the exact same way. I used regular black 12x12 inch cardstock. Since I wanted my decor to be more sturdy I needed more layers. (If you had some mat board, you could sandwich that between two sheets of paper and that would be nice and sturdy. Just run a black marker around the edges to hide the mat board edge.)

I added glue to my last image and layered them together. If you have more then one mat, I would layer as I went. It is easier to glue while it is still on the mat because you can toss any paper that the glue seeps out on. This is also easier to line up the image.

Before I added my last layer, I added a piece of fishing line to the top as a hanger. I chose to run the line down her head and hat and up to the second ring around the moon for more stability. 

At this point, you could be done, but I decided to add a bit more bling to my piece.

I just put some glue down and then sprinkled on some black glitter. Let them dry and this decor is finished!!  Time to make some more!!

I only placed it in front of the door to photo, hang it anywhere you want a bit of Halloween!

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttable's Apple Challenge

Today I am participating in the Miss Kate Cuttable's Monthly Challenge.

 Before we go to my project, don't forget to get the "Freebie Of The Day" over at Miss Kate Cuttables!

  The challenge this month is "APPLES".  Here is my submission:

I used the file, Cute Caramel Apple.

I love this adorable apple! I cut some brown textured cardstock the same size of my card front, 5.5 x 4.25. I then cut some patterned paper .25 inch shorter on each side. I used some paper with some fall words on it.

Next, I cut some more textured brown paper with a decorative edge die to go across the bottom of my card to expose some of my decorative paper and this left me a place to put my sentiment.

I cut some of my decorative word paper to only show the word, FALL. I backed it with some lighter brown paper to be my sentiment and attached with some foam adhesive. Then I wrapped the card front with some brown striped twine to add some more texture. With my card front finished, I mounted it to an A2 card base.

Lastly, I need my main element. I cut out some Cute Caramel Apple designs and added some glossy accents over one of them. To finish off my little cutie, I added some black Enamel Accents for the eyes to make them POP!

I added my Cute Caramel Apple with some foam adhesive and I was done!

 Thank you for stopping by!! Until next time, Keep Crafting!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Later Witches!! With Joy Clair Stamps

It is that time again to start making some Halloween cards!! Joy Clair has a new set called, "Creeping It Real" from the New Release. You can view the whole RELEASE HERE.

I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch card base. I cut out a 5.5 x 5.5 inch black card stock card front. I gathered some fun Halloween pattern paper to make my card. I also found some scrap purple card stock to mat all my image boxes. I have the main square measuring 3 x 3 inch. (All measurements are for the outer boxes, the inner linings are all 1/8 inch smaller.) The right panel is 2.5 x 5 inch and the left panel is 2 x 3.5 inch. The small sentiment box is 1x2 inch.

After I cut all the papers and decorative papers I adhered them all together. I then stamped my witch image from "Creeping It Real" with some VersaMark and used some black embossing powder on it which I heated to melt the powder.

 I found a circle die that would go around my image and cut it out. (I used some scrap yellow patterned paper for the moon) I mounted it on the black square and added some purple faux enamel dots.

I then cut a scrap paper of some purple and placed it at the bottom of the orange paper and added some other faux color enamel dots.

I added all the elements with some foam adhesive squares for dimension and began working on my sentiment. I used a light white ink to stamp the words, " Later Witches" on my black panel and used a white gel pen to go over it for a hand made look.


Thank you for joining me!! I hope you love my Halloween card as much as I do!! Keep Crafting!!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Anniversary Stamp Showcase with Joy Clair and Party Animal

Today's post is about Joy Clair's Anniversary!! Happy 4th Anniversary Joy Clair Stamps!! To celebrate, they have a new stamp set released for this celebration, "Party Animal". It is such a fun set and I had fun making this card for the occasion.

I first stamped the door from, "I Am" on to some wood patterned paper. I used some black StazOn. I cut out the door and set it aside. Next I ran some white card stock through my Sizzix with a brick embossing folder and trimmed it down. I then took a regular A2 card base and got to work on making the door work.

I set the door in the center of my brick paper and traced the inside of the door with a pencil. Then I placed it where I wanted it on my card base. I used a straight edge to cut out my pencil lines going though both layers of the A2 card base and the brick paper. Next, I traced, with a pencil, the door opening to the back page of my card base so I knew where to stamp my image. I used the turtle from the, "Party Animal" Anniversary Stamp Set Release. (You can use any image you would like.) I stamped him with black StazOn and colored him with Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils. I then stamped the balloon and drew a string with a black marker.

I also stamped the sentiment from the same set.  To add some more fun, I used a set called, "Doodle Lines" to add the 3 dots after the word, "Happy Birthday" and the arrows on the opposite side of the card.

Back to the card front. I adhered the brick paper with foam dots, making sure to line up the door hole with the one on the card base. Then, glued the door over that opening too.

Lastly, I stamped the, "It's Time To Party" with some VersaMark on some red paper and used some black embossing powder, heated with my heat tool and cut it out. Added it to the front of the card with some foam adhesive and I was finished.

I did decide to add some glossy accents over my turtle and balloon to make him shinny and a bit 3D.

I hope you like my fun "Party Animal" card!!  Don't forget to subscribe to my email and check out the other designers cards!!

Happy Card Making!!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Joy Clair's New Release "Good Vibes" and a JEEP!!

I am so excited about this new stamp set from Joy Clair's new release. It is called, "Good Vibes".  It happens to have a cool jeep in it and we happen to have a jeep!  My husband will be getting lots of cards made with this set!

The card I made today is a great inspiration card for male (or female) especially one who may own a jeep.

I used some wonderful Rinea foil on this card for the jeep as well as the embellishments.

I stamped the jeep on the Rinea foil and black StazOn ink. I let it dry. Next, I used a cotton swab to put some Ghost Ink on the headlights and the front window to resemble a glass reflection. ( Let it set for about a minute and then rub it off with a tissue.)  It is so neat to reveal some of the silver under the gold! Cut out the jeep with scissors, carefully.

Next, I worked on the decorations of my card. I cut some banners from silver and gold Rinea foil. (Actually, it is the same paper, gold is on the back and silver on the front.)Stamped my sentiment, "Life is Good" on the smaller gold banner and heat embossed it with some black embossing powder. Be careful or you can wrinkle up the foil with the heat tool. I think you can skip the embossing and just use black StazOn ink but I like to play with stuff to come up with new looks. The heat on the foil makes it wrinkle and even bubble. It is a cool thing if you aren't trying to get a crisp, shinny metal look!

I used some texture paper for my card front, added the banners in layers with some tape runner. I only put tape on the top so I could bend the banners up a bit to give some dimension. The paper is actually foil over paper so it bends nicely.  I added a silver band to the bottom of the card and added my jeep with some adhesive dots under the left and right part of the jeep leaving the middle tape free so I could bend it a bit for even more dimension.  Lastly, I added the black enamel dots from a bottle and let them dry.  Glue the front to an A2 card base and your jeep card is done!!

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Happy 4th Anniversary, Joy Clair Stamps!!!

Happy 4th Anniversary, Joy Clair Stamps!! This is my contribution to the Anniversary Blog Hop!

I have a beautiful stamp set called, "Heartfelt Sympathy" from Joy Clair Stamps.  It has beautiful florals and also some wordage that aides you when you yourself can't find the words to say to somebody in their time of sorrow.


This stamp set is from the new release, you can see the whole release HERE, is one to make your sympathy cards easier. It has beautiful sentiments to help you with the difficult process of what to put in your cards for healing. It also has some floral stamps too!


I decided to use the technique of stamping with VersaMark and embossing with white embossing powder on a craft cardstock. This technique makes your stamping "POP"! I then colored the images with some colored pencils, but you can also use markers or watercolor markers if you like, even chalks look good with this technique! I then stamped my sentiment with some black ink and added a simple faux stitched boarder box.

After I was done with the card, I mounted it on a A2 card base and added some sequences for a little shine as well as some glitter pen over the florals.

If you want more dimension you can always layer some foam adhesive under the panel before you add to the A2 card base but I did not since I will be mailing this one out and I didn't want the added bulk.

 Again, I want to wish Joy Clair Stamps a very Happy Anniversary!!


Thanks for Hopping!! Keep the fun going and HOP on over to the next Blog on the list!!


To celebrate this 4th Anniversary, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here and on the Joy Clair Blog by Sunday, August 26th for a chance to win.
TWO winners will be announced on the blog and TWO on our Facebook Page the last day of the month, August 31st, 2018. Good Luck!

Summer Fun with Miss Kate Cuttables

Today I am making a fun summer card for MKC. These cute popsicles are adorable!! The great thing about this file is you get 4 popsicles to choose from!! I only used 2 of them for this project. I saved the other 2 for another one.

Before we get into the project, don't forget to head over to Miss Kate Cuttables for the DAILY FREEBIE! 

On to the project!!

You can find the designs I used HERE. The file is called "Popsicle Set" but if you don't find one you like in this set you can find more popsicles HERE.

I cut out all my popsicles and glued the layers together and then added a layer of crystal effects over the popsicle parts. I set these aside to dry.

I made some simple backgrounds for these cards since I wanted the main focus on the popsicles. The green card is using a simple dot die cut which I cut out of white and layered over some light green cardstock and mounted on an A2 card base.

For the orange popsicle background I used a dotted embossing folder with white paper and mounted it on an orange A2 card base.

I wanted a simple sentiment that would not take away from my popsicle image. I chose a simple "SWEET" word from "Valentine Word Set". After I cut the word out of black I glued it on the card front. For the green card, I added some glitter pen for some shine.

For the orange one I added some crystal effects over the word "Sweet" to do something different. After I added the dried popsicles to my cards I was finished with these two "sweet" cards! I can use them for a: Thinking of you, Birthday, Summer hello, Graduation card, or a Thank you card. This is a great card to add to your stash for when you need a card in a hurry.