Thursday, December 20, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttable's Spinner Winter Card

HI!! I have a great interactive card today. It is a spinner card! I used some great files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  Before we get into the project, don't forget to get the FREEBIE of the day!!  Now on to the project!!

I used the "Christmas Penguin" file to cut the penguin two times. I flipped the one penguin horizontal. Then I used the Swirl Snowflakes Digi Paper to make a piece of paper to fit the front of my card. I sized it 1/4 inch smaller then my A2 card. My digi paper finished size is 4 x 5.25 inch.

I designed my card all on my Cameo 3 by Silhouette.  I made my penguins about 2.5 inches tall and made my hole circle larger, about 3 inches in diameter so the penguin can spin freely. I placed them all on my digital mat and cut all the images at once.

I laid a piece of clear thread across the hole and taped it very securely with scotch tape. Then I placed the thread between the two penguins and glued them to each other. Lastly, I added the digital paper on top and my card was finished. For the sentiment I used, " Winter Word Titles". 

I didn't like the cut I got with the snowflakes on the sentiment so I had to hand trim them off. I also hand trimmed the white border. I cut the words at a length of 4 inches so the snowflakes were too tiny to have all the details in the snowflakes cut properly. If your cutter is up for the challenge, then leave them on. It is your choice!! I also added some Wink of Stella to the letters for a glistening effect. I used foam adhesive to pop up the sentiment when I was finished.

To use the card, you spin the penguin over and over like 30 or 40 times and then shut the card and place it in the envelope. When the recipient opens the card, the little penguin will spin wildly in the opening!! It is great fun for children (and I enjoy a spinner card, truth be told!!).

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Joy Clair Stamps and a Shaker Tag

This is my last post for Joy Clair Stamps. I have enjoyed my time on the Design Team for 2018. Thank you, Joy Clair,  for having me on the team and I will miss all of you!! Now on to my project.....


I used the stamp set called, "New Year New Me". I stamped the numbers on some white cardstock and cut them out carefully to enclose them in my shaker. I cut out the "2019" two times. I set them aside until I was done building the tag. I hand cut a large tag shape from some scrap paper. When I got the shape and size just right, I cut it the shape out of a page protector. Make sure you cut through both pieces of plastic. I then used my Project Life hot knife to melt the edges together to form my shaker.


I then added my shaker pieces: glitter, sequins, and some confetti pieces in various colors. I used gold, silver, black and white as my color scheme and my cut out numbers.


Once my items were added, I used my hot knife to enclose the items with a hot line across the top. I then stamped the count down numbers with light grey on a small piece of cardstock and then stamped "Happy New Year" over them with some black ink. To add some extra "SHINE" I used some mirror paper to line my paper and enclosed it in the tag shape. I used my hot knife one more time to seal up the tag.


I used a hole punch to punch a hole in my tag and added some gold and black ribbon.


The shaker is now complete! You can add it to any item you would like to give to your New Year's hostess/host. I tied it on a metal tin of cookies or you can tie it on a bottle of wine. Don't forget to sign your shaker tag if you want to make it a one time use, sign the back of your silver tag. If you want it reusable, don't sign it!


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Monday, December 10, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttable's Santa Challenge

Hi!! I'm here with another paper creation! Before we get into the project, don't forget to get your FREEBIE over at Miss Kate Cuttables website. (I'll wait....)

Glad you made it back! Now on to the project!! Like I said before, this is a Christmas card holder as well as a fun holiday decoration. (This can be made for all kinds of special occasions, birthdays, anniversary, get well....any time you want to showcase some cards! Even if you make cards, this is a good idea to display them. Just change out the top panel for one that meets your holiday.)

I used the file called, "Dear Santa Title". You can find it HERE. I cut it as large as I could, so 12 inches across on my Silhouette Cameo mat. You can also do a print and cut of it too if you want to save some time. I assembled the file and popped up some of the pieces to add some dimension. Next, I reinforced my image with some mat board to give it some extra strength. I used white glue AND a glue gun. The glue gun will adhere quickly and the white glue will dry and add more grip.

I then attached some black ribbon to the back of my "letter" for the top hanger and two long tails of a wider red ribbon to hang my cards on. I Then used white glue as well as hot glue to add another layer of mat board to keep it all together and for durability.

Cut the ends of your ribbon  (use fray check if you think the ribbon will fray over the years) I used the side cut but you can cut them dove tail too!! Lastly, decide on how you want to hand your cards. I used some poster putty, but you can also hot glue some tiny clothes pins on each ribbon to clip on the cards. You can also use safety pins, hot glue for a permanent hang, or paper clips.

That's all there is to it!
Give it a try for yourself! It is fun, fast and a fun decoration!!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Joy Clair Stamps and a Santa Christmas Card

Today's post is a Christmas card using the stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps called, "Holly Jolly Santa" .  (Check out the current release HERE.)


This is an easy card but has a WOW factor to the recipient. First stamp the images on some Copic friendly paper with Copic friendly ink. Then color the images with Copics. Cut around the images and set them aside.


Cut a 3D card from either Silhouette store or from Sizzix. Cut out the card, use the die to cut some red paper to mount on the front of the card. Use a smaller square to cut out a piece of decorative paper and place it in the middle of the card front. Use the stamp set and select the "Ho Ho Ho" stamp and stamp it 2 times on each side panel.


Mount the Santa, Elf and Toy bag on the front of the card with some adhesive foam dots and you are done! If you want to add some sparkle, use some Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle on the images, I use it on the reds on my images.


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Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair Stamps

I am participating in the Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop with Joy Clair Stamps! I chose a stamp set from the new release called, "Tea Time".  I chose a cute pile of books to make a delightful book mark!

I stamped the tea cup FIRST on watercolor paper and then put a mask over it, THEN stamped the pile of books with StazOn ink. StazOn ink is waterproof so I can safely watercolor over it and it won't run. Then, I stamped my sentiment.

I watered colored it and then mounted some double sided foil paper on the back by Rinea Foil. The front was gold and the back is silver.

When It was dry I added a tassel and I was finished! Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter before you hop on to the next blog!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bible Journaling with Joy Clair's "Lightbulb Moment" and "Pearl of Great Price"

Another Bible Journaling idea. This one is a quick post using two new stamp sets from the new fall release, "Pearl of Great Price" and "Lightbulb Moment".  See the complete 2018 Fall Release HERE.

I found the passage in my Bible Journaling Bible of the New Testament. I stamped various images from the two sets with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and some colored from Ranger. I then colored the images with colored pencils by Leisure Arts.

To highlight my passages I use Bible highlights. I did the passage to match the stamping in yellow, the other important passages I highlighted in pink and the rest I did in blue.

That is it! I am loving the "Lightbulb Moment" stamp set for the "doodling" on my Bible pages. I know these will be great for not only more Bible Journaling but also for my Planner decorating!!

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Nativity cards with Miss Kate Cuttables

Happy Thanksgiving!! Today's post is going to be Christmas cards!! I decided on doing some easy cards that are easy to mass produce.

Before we get started, be sure to head over to Miss Kate Cuttables for your DAILY FREEBIE!

I purchased the "O Holy Night Nativity" set from Miss Kate Cuttables.  Even thought this set has a set of words underneath I decided to purchase this set. I want to show you that you can change your images with your scissors and no need to learn any fancy software.  Also if you notice the floor on my Nativity is curvy. That is not the feature I would like for these cards so I will show you what I did to fix it.

If I just left the design as is, you can see above the ground is curvy and the sky would show under my image. So I cut a small strip of black paper and adhered it to the bottom of my finished card. You really can't see it when you see the card in person. The black paper on black paper really is the perfect fix if you don't know how to fix the design in your cutting program.

Okay, on to the card background. I took some Lipstick Distress ink

and added it to the bottom of my card front, then in order went up to the sky with Concord Grape,

Chipped Sapphire

 and finished of with Black Soot.

I then watered down some white paint and flicked it on with a paint brush. 

The white paint resembles all the stars in the sky. I love this effect!!

This background looks great with all sorts of mediums, die cutting, stamping, painting and drawing to name a few.

As I stated before, I added a small strip of black paper to my card front to the bottom as my ground. I then decided to play with my die cuts a bit to make all my cards a bit different. Some I left as is,

on some I cut all the stars and people out so I just had the main event and the animals to show they were in a stable.

On this card I switched the people with the animals to have it going the other way.

My last set I just cut the stars out and left the other elements, as is.

After I got all the images glued down, I went back to Miss Kate Cuttables for some wording. I purchased "Christmas Phrases 2 Set" I love the selection of the words to make each of my cards special. There are more HERE.

Well, that's it. I did some mass producing on these and I think they came out beautifully! I am sure people will be in AWE when they open up your Christmas card this year!! Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to get the latest posts delivered right to your email the minute I post them!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Joy Clair's "Living Water" and "Thankful and Blessed"

Today's post is a Joy Clair new release project. Be sure to check out all the new stamps in this release HERE.

I used two new sets from the fall release, "Living Water" and "Thankful and Blessed".  These two sets have a lot of potential. They are great for fall, manly cards, reflection cards or scrapbooking and Bible journaling.  I decided to make a card that can be used for a male or for any fall event.


I stamped my images from "Living Water" onto some watercolor paper and then painted them with water and my Tombow markers.  I added water to the edges of my paper and tore them to add some texture.


After the paint dried, I cut around the deer image and tore the bottom to add texture to that embellishment.


I took some brown or natural colored paper and trimmed it down to 4 x 5.25 inch and ran it though my Sizzix Big Kick with a leaf embossing folder to add more texture and contribute to my fall theme. I added it to an A2 card-base with a black card front. I used glue to adhere the watercolor background to the leaf base, leaf base to the black cardstock and black cardstock to the card base. I used pop up adhesive dots to adhere the deer over my painted background to bring him to the foreground.  To finish off my card, I cut some pumpkin colored paper into a banner and stamped the word, "Grateful". I used the word stamp from the "Thankful and Blessed" stamp set. I added a button with some bakers twine to fill up the space and add some more interest.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttables November Challenge

This month's challenge at Miss Kate Cuttable's is Fall Colors: Orange/Brown/Yellow/Gold/
Red/Green (any combination). I used a mixture of orange, yellow, brown, and green. I have lots of birthday's in October and November and this card fits the bill!!

Before we get into how to make the card, be sure to get today's FREEBIE over at Miss Kate Cuttables.

Back to the project!!

You can find the cupcake I used HERE and many other cupcakes HERE
I cut out the cupcake from MKC and glued it all together. I added some glitter pen to the frosting to make it shimmer. It doesn't come out very well in the pictures but you can see it a bit below.

After I cut out and assembled the cupcake, I ran a piece of natural cardstock though my Sizzix in a fall embossing folder and adhered it to my card base. I adhered the cupcake with some foam adhesive dots to give it some dimension.

I then used some green paper to cut a banner from MKC and assembled it. You can find the banner HERE.  I stamped "Give Thanks" from a stamp set I own and popped it up on some foam adhesive dots as well.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Snowy Greetings from Joy Clair Stamps

"It's the Season" over at Joy Clair Stamps!! Join us for a fun Hop with all the Designers using our holiday stamps for lots of great ideas for the Holidays!

I love the "Snowy Greetings" stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. It has a lot of fun sayings and cute images to boot!

To make this card I started out with some blue card stock and splattered it with some watered down acrylic paint. I loaded an old tooth brush and ran my thumb down the bristles to make a tiny spray of "snow".

 Next, I stamped some of the snowflakes from the set with some Versamark and used some white embossing powder to set them off. I heated it with my heat gun and moved on to my next step.

I stamped the snowmen on copic friendly paper with some Memento black ink and colored them in with my copics. I used a tiny bit of sparkly pen when I was finished because I love the shimmer it adds to snow.

I added my snowmen with some adhesive foam dots and stamped, "Let It Snow" with the same black ink and added some ... with a black pen. As usual, I didn't stop there with my "black pen" so I added some outlines around my blue card stock to add some more detail.

I mounted my blue paper onto an A2 card base with foam adhesive and I was finished! Check out the whole release HERE!!

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