Sunday, July 16, 2017

One Sheet Wonder with box/6x6 Shadow Frame

I have been busy.  I actually had some time this week to get some crafty goodness completed.  Last weekend I used a one sheet wonder template to make all the cards you see here.
 This week I made this envelope using my envelope punch board to hold them all.  Now they are ready to gift to someone special.  
All the cards are below so you can take a look at them individually.
 Also, at the end I will have my video that shows you a bit more in detail about the cards and what I have been working on.

This 6 x 6 shadow box frame being one of them.  Isn't it cute?  I used a Lori Whitlock SVG file to make this.  I loved how it turned out.

As far as the cards go I made the cards using a Hero Arts layered stamp set.  I am sorry guys I can't find the name anywhere on the packaging.  I struggle with these layered stamps.  Do you?

The only way I have found to be even slightly successful at lining these stamps up is to start with the middle layer, then add on the shadow layer.  Otherwise, it is a mess to say the least.  Also in this one sheet wonder I added on a cute firefly from a Recollections set that has mason jars.  

All the embellishments come out of my stash.  My video explains where some of these come from.  Also, not to forget, the sentiments are mainly from different Tag It sets from Papertrey Ink.

I used a combo of Momento inks and Stampin' Up inks to bring this together.

The one sheet wonder truly is a classic.  It is a great way to whip up a set of cards to give to someone as a gift. 

Since I love some challenges I am entering this card to the

right to the following challenges....then stay tuned.  At the end is the video.

This card is being added to the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: #29 Anything Goes found here.

Jo's Scrap Shack: #197 Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

What's Crafting this Weekend

Wanted to share with you some projects I made this weekend.  Also a future project in the beginning stages.  Happy Crafting!

Shop Your Stash...Ep. 4...use that washi and premade cards

Today, I want to share a card with you that is a perfect way to get cards done quickly.  Maybe that last minute card you weren't expecting to need but your stash is low and you don't have the time.

During my last shopping my stash where I took a look at all the "premade" cut-outs I have, stamped images, etc. I ended up with this beauty to  the left.  Even if you had to die cut the scalloped  circle, the circle, and stamp this would be a less than 5 minute card to put together for those time you need a card.  Not only that but you need a card now!

I started with one of the ombre card bases I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  The Paper Studio has these with envelopes in a rainbow of colors just to make people like me happy.  I don't know what it is but anything ombre draws me in.  

This card is in shades of orange.  While looking through my container of die cuts, I noticed the already stamped image that you see here.  The polka dotted circle and the sentiment are both from Paper Trey Ink.  It is an older set called Tag-it's #2.  I layered the circle on the scalloped circle.  

To pull it together I added a couple of pieces of washi tape that I had been gifted in a swap.  Then out of my stash I pulled a prima flower.  It was like these were all made for each other.

I hope this inspires you to shop your stash today.  Get some cards made, get inky, and don't forget to have fun.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Crafting with An Attitude's Challenge:  # 20 Anything Goes found here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge # 45:  Anything Goes found here.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shop Your Stash- Ep. 3...Use those scraps

Right before we moved, I sat down with my bag and plastic container of scraps to make some quick cards.

I had these black and white scraps in my stash.  The scalloped circle with the sentiment and heart were already put together in my scraps.

So all I had to do was cut or tear the strips, add on the scalloped piece, and then add on one of my cute butterflies I got from Michael's....ta-da..quick and simple card.

The best part is I got to use up those cute papers I tend to horde.  You probably don't horde all those paper.  😉

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl July Challenge:  Anything Goes.. you can find it here.

Deep Ocean Challenge:  # 158 Lots of can find this challenge here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Decor and a Card

Well as we relaxed this weekend, watched DH grill up some yummy hamburgers, I also got a few new things completed for the house.  After I share about the card see the video at the end for the other projects.

I am down to two boxes...a closet that still needs to be organized...but why work on that stuff, when there are some fun things to do.. 😜

First off I will start with my card to the right here.  I had out some 12 x 12 patterned paper from an older Recollections paper pad in order to work on a sunglasses holder for my son's room.  I liked this pattern because it was masculine.  You can see that project in the full video below.

With the left overs I decided to go ahead and make a couple  of masculine cards.  I never seem to have enough of these in my stash.  I will be honest it still seems a bit busy, but I still like it.  I think in hindsight I would a bit more black to help ground it.

I added some polka dot orange washi that I was gifted in a swap.  I had some orange brads in just the same shade so that worked well.  

The stamps came from two sets.  The scalloped wreath is from Papertrey Ink's Tag It #1 and it is stamped in Tangelo Twist from Stampin Up!  In Momento Tuxedo Black I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the same PTI set as well as the cute chick from Lawn Fawn's Party Animal set.

I thought about coloring the chick, but in the end decided not to.  I used Simon's Says Stamp stitched circle to cut out the image.  This I popped up on a scalloped circle die cut from some Recollections khaki paper.   The scalloped circle die is an old Spellbinders nesting set.

This didn't take too long.  Now I have some birthday cards for those men folk in my life.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Papery July Challenge found here.   

Crafty Creations Challenge #344, Anything Goes found here.

To see the other things I have been up to see the video below.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weekend Crafty Goodness

Amazingly enough I did not make a papercraft this weekend.  I did use my Cricut to cut out some glitter stars but otherwise I did not touch any paper.....😲 I did even know that was possible.  
 Above is my wreath I made with the wreath form, the mesh from Dollar Tree.  I added some silver glitter stars as well that I cut out with my Cricut.  I added them with some super stick double sided tape.  This is in a covered area so I am not worried it will get knocked around much.  I just has to last till July 4th....  💗
If you are looking for a good tutorial for making a wreath, check out Do It on a Dime here.
This I just added some holes to thanks to my Crop a dile.  I used bakers twine to hang up above my work space where I am crafting.  Super simple, but thought it would be fun.  I had the bakers twine and the chalk markers so this cost me only $1 to make.  My drawing skills need work, but I think it turned out cute.  I can also erase it and add another saying later.

What cool projects did you work on this weekend?

I Am Back and Ready to Create, but first a haul

We have moved into our new place, and for the most part all my crafty goodness has been unpacked.  But, before I start creating I need to stop by my local Dollar Tree to get some new stuff to celebrate.  Right?

Hope you Enjoy!