Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop with Joy Clair Stamps. Below is my "Coffee" card. I am not a coffee drinker but I do have lots of friends who do, so this will apply to them.

I used the Coffee stamp set called, "Coffee Talk" Clear Stamps from Joy Clair Stamps. I took some watercolor paper and stamped the word, "coffee" in versamark and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss. I then used the "smooch" method to apply some brown Distress Inks. I then layered that with a darker brown paper.

Next, I ran some light brown paper through my Sizzix with a coffee embossing folder to have another layer of texture.

Then I stamped the coffee image on the same light brown paper with the same Distress Inks I used to "smooch". I cut out the image and colored with some Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils. I also stamped one of the "latte" foam images in white craft ink and used some white heat embossing powder on it to make it look more realistic. I mounted it on my card with foam adhesive.

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with versamark on some pink paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I duck tailed cut the edge and mounted it also on some foam adhesive.

That's all!! Hope you like my contribution to the coffee hop! Please sign up for my email so you don't miss any new posts with new cards and ideas!  Have fun "hopping"!!

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Joy Clair Barn Party and Blessed Harvest

Today I used 2 sets from the new release over at Joy Clair Stamps. You can view the entire release HERE.

These are so fun!! I used "Blessed Harvest" and "Barn Party". They go together so well! I made a side step card base with white card stock using my Silhouette Cameo 3.Then I cut out some patterned paper to fit over the panels that face forward.

Next, I used some Copic friendly paper and stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used my MISTI so if I didn't get a good image, I could just reink and restamp without lining them up.

I then colored all my images with my Copics. After I was done coloring, I cut out all my designs with scissors. (you can also use your Cameo or favorite cutting machine using the cut files provided by Joy Clair when you purchase your stamps)
I like to cut with scissors (fussy cut), it relaxes me. I set my images aside and started to design my card.

I used glue and planned how I wanted to layout all my images. When I got them all glued on, I thought it needed some grass. I rooted though my die cuts and found some tufts of grass to use. I glued them around where I thought they would look best.

Lastly, I used the "Hay There" stamp to stamp my sentiment on to some white paper and mounted it on some red cardstock. Cut them both out and glued it to the center fold.

That's it!

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Happy Card Making!!

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.


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