Hey there you papercrafters! Hope your weekend is going well. I want to share with you one of my "Thank You" gifts I give when someone does something sweet for me or maybe one of our clients at work. It isn't a huge gift, but it's fun to make these little treats that will just make someone's day. I usually make a few at a time to keep on hand. The one I am showing you today is a nugget box with an easel card on top. It is made using a SVGfile from SVG Cuttingfiles. I resized it a bit to make it big enough to hold some post it notes. I then let my Cricut do all the work and cut out the box/card for me. You could also fill it with some Hershey nuggets or whatever you may think of.
After cutting out the box and putting it together I did use a circle punch to punch out a little notch to make it easier to open the drawer.
The Owl image came straight from Cricut Design Space. (I thought it was too cute). I added a heart shaped die cut from some Colorbox patterned paper. The wavy line is also a die cut I cut from some scrap pink paper.
To finish it out I used some flowers I picked up on a Michael's excursion, two glittered epoxy stickers from Dollar Tree, and used a sentiment sticker from Dollar Tree that says "thanks a bunch".
Totally simple to put together. It's a nice size that you can add all type of treats to.
I am entering this cute card/box into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: #31, Anything Goes found here.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: #136 Anything goes found here.
My first Halloween card of the season! Isn't this little Frankenstein just the cutest? I created him with a mix and match stamp set I picked up last halloween by Stampendous. He is stamped in tuxedo black by Momento and colored with Copics. I cut him out using a stitched oval die. I then cut a stitched shape out of orange and off white patterned paper by Recollections. On this I stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment. The sentiment came from a Recollections stamp set. To add a little "extra", I added some cute washi's I just purchased. The one on the bottom I added the BOO using my small alphabet stamp by Studio G this time using Staz On Ink since this was a slick surface. The bat came from a pack of felt stick on embellishments I picked up from Dollar Tree. I can't wait to make some more Halloween cards to share. Hope you are getting some time to play as well this weekend! I am entering this card into the following challenges: Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September found here. Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Cute fall or Halloween cards found here. Your Next Stamp Challenge: #72 Color or Sketch Challenge. I went with the Color Challenge and I am using Yellow, Orange, and Green. You can find the challenge here.
Don't you just love it when something falls together easily? As if, it was meant to be. This is one of those easy, effortless cards. I had all the elements. It came together quickly. All the elements were out on my desk. It started out with Recollections cardstock which I used for the card base that measures 5.5x 4.25. The patterned paper was out on my desk. It is from a pad made by Colorbox in bright cheery colors. The blue had already been cut using my stitched landscape die by Poppystamps, Inc. I cut the paper to fit the note card. I then used a piece of cardstock I had played on using two of the stencils I cut using my Cricut. If you missed my post showing you these you can find it here. (I was super excited to make my own stencils.) I took that piece and cut out a stitched heart. The pink cardstock was also on my workstation. I cut out a pink heart using the next smallest stitched heart. The butterfly I had bought on one of my Dollar Tree shopping sprees. The sentiment is from that same sticker sheet of sentiments I created myself. Finally, I added some bling. Done! I think this took me less than 5 minutes to put this together. Since pretty much everything was out on my desk it came together very quickly. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Creative Inspirations Challenge #279: Anything Goes found here. Creative Fingers Challenge #135: Anything Goes found here.
Wanted to show you how I have been spending my recent "play" time. In July, over the course of about 3 weekends I turned an entire paper pad into cards. I used some sketches for some, other's I just made into cards with what was left over.
I also made some boxes to store the cards/envelopes in. I am proud of myself for using almost all of the paper pad. I used lots of embellishments from my stash, so I am 😊. The video above gives an overview of what I did. I did use some stamped images as well. I used a Stampendous set Sending Loads of Christmas Wishes, a Recollections Merry Christmas set, one Papertrey Ink sentiment, and then a collection since I used I can no longer locate. How in the world I could lose an entire stamp set I do not know.
I hope this inspires you! The inspiration to do this project came from a Youtuber I just recently discovered Kristie Marcotte. You can find her channel here. I have also added some pictures of some of the cards, in case you want to take a second look.💝
Sorry my crafty friends that it has been a while since I have posted. My work life has been particularly demanding, so any time I have had I have been making pretty things. Just not blogging about them. But on, to one of the cute cards I have sent out recently. (That's right, I actually sent a card...Don't know about you but I make a lot of cards just never get around to the sending part). This is one I made to send to a co-worker to let them know all of us at work had been thinking about them. My Cricut was the star of the show for this one. That turned out to be a good thing since I needed to make 4 of them. So, while I had everything out I just went to town. The card base is a tri-fold from K&Co. I have had these beautiful cards in my stash foever. The background patterned paper is from Recollections. The shape on the front that has "We have all been" is created with the Cricut and then die cut. The cute owl is all from Cricut access. I put it together using Ranger Multi-Medium. On the inside, the Thinking of You sentiment was also created using a Cricut access sentiment. I added more polka dot patterned paper on the inside to add some more interest. This card was 5 x 7 so there was plenty of room for everyone to send well wishes to our co-worker. I am adding this card to the following challenges: Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: August Anything Goes found here. Crafting with An Attitude Challenge #30: Anything Goes found here.
I still have a couple of cards to show you from the last time I got out my pre- cut dies out to make cards. There is such satisfaction in knowing you are using all those shapes that were cut using your dies or die cutting machine. In that same stash I also have colored images as well. This makes putting a card together pretty quick. Here is a card from that I put together with my son in mind. He loves legos. He also is a fan of ninja's who carry swords. He has a sword collection of his own and at times gets them out to do some pretend fighting of the bad guys. So I started out with a 5 x 7 card base from Recollections. The "badge" die was already cut out from a previous project and in my stash. I am sure it was one of those times I cut something out way too big. As you can tell, this takes up much of the card. I also had the green polka dot paper in my stash. The image I am not sure where it is from but I had already colored it in. It still felt that it needed something, so I used a white cut out of the star and colored it the same color using my copic markers. The "my hero" sentiment I made using by printer and Cricut sticker paper. I also added some green glitter epoxy stickers from dollar tree. Now from this who collection of cards, of which I have 2 left to share, I asked my son to pick out his favorite. I was shocked when it wasn't this one! I am entering this card into the following challenges: Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge #31 Anything goes found here. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #135 Anything goes found here.
Life has been a bit hectic, which for me means I have taken some time to create some cute cards and other projects, but not enough time to share with you. So sorry about that! But, I am hoping things are going to smooth on out giving me some time to share with all of you. So now let's get to the Congrats card I made just a few days ago. I decided to go with an easel card. I was making a card to give to a co-worker who recently passed her LCSW licensing test. So I knew it needed to be special because that is a big deal! Easel cards are one of my favorite cards to make. They are pretty simple to make but they give the recipient a way to showcase the card as well. So, once that was decided, I just raided all my dies.
I started with the largest stitched die I had to make the base. I then added a couple of more layers. One in some Recollections patterned paper, followed by one in pink cardstock. On the Pink cardstock I added a dandelion stamped using a Unity Stamp Co. in Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo. Over this I added a Congrats in Cricut silver glittered cardstock. This die is made by Papertrey ink. For the bottom, to "hold" the easel card in it's open position, I added two cross stitched rectangles one in a deep pink and one in the light pink. To this I die cut a deeper pink leaves and topped with a light pink butterfly. Easy peasy but so cute! I am entering this card in the following challenges: Lemon Shortbread Challenge #46 anything goes found here. Crafty Creations Challenge #346 Anything Goes found here.
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.
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.
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 Layers...you can find this challenge here.
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.
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.
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?
Bear with me guys...I luckily have made few cards all in that one sitting to share with you because I will not be doing any crafting for a bit. I am moving. Now don't get excited, it is just a town over. I will be gaining a bit more space (still an apartment though), a little less in rent, and hopefully a bit more quiet. While I do that however, I have to start packing all my crafty goodies...then get them set back up. So not sure how long that will take or how often I will be posting over the next few weeks. But until then...here is another card.
This was totally simple...easy to do, and would be great for a beginner. The ombre card was one from the pack I got not long ago in yellow. The image I printed out on white cardstock using my printer. Not sure where I got the image, but if I can find the source, I will add it here. I cut the image down a bit and colored the bee with some yellow ink. Behind the image I added a short scalloped border in black. On the right I added an orange page holder. I have this die as part of a set made for all those planners we all love. Seconds to put together but so cute in person. The final touch was the heart sticker I added to the bee's trail. I am entering this card into the following challenges: Brown Sugar Challenge #253 Celebrations. You can find this challenge here.
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #42 Anything Goes. You can find this challenge here.
I used a random generator off of google using the numbers 1-9 (one person entered twice so counted both as #1) The winner of the Blog Giveaway is...drumroll...... Eileen W., you are the winner of the blog giveaway. I will leave a message on your blog or feel free to message me on Faceboook. My link for facebook is here.
So, if you are reading this, I am currently on vacation. I am finally feeling better after a bout of some type of respiratory infection just in time for some time off. 😊 When I started feeling a bit better, I did get some time to just play around with all those products I buy for my papercrafting stash. I really didn't have the energy to work on anything new, but instead pulled out all my die cuts, scraps, things I have received in swaps. I brought those together to pull together some cards. So for a while I will be sharing these cards with you. I still tend to cut out lots of things with my Cricut then go back to that stash of cutouts from time to time to do this process of putting together cards using those. I have a video of what that looks like here, if you are interested. Ok, on to today's card...
This card was simple. On another stint of putting things together i had already put everything on this card and left the black oval in the middle which was begging for a cute image.
So the polkadot red triangle, the banner, the flower...everything was there except, the image of this precious girl, the small flower at the bottom and the sentiment. This came together in seconds, as I had the little girl already colored. She just went with this...you know?
The image is from freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com. This lady has an amazing talent. She shares all the digital stamps she makes for free. You need to check her out if you have never seen her images.
The image was colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is one of my sentiment stickers I made.
I think this is such a cute card. I have such a good feeling when I go use all that "stuff" I have.
Not sure who this card will go to. My stash is getting a bit full so I may be downsizing some of them as a RAK or swap, I am not sure.
What cool things are you making? I would love to see so feel free to add in the comments below or upload to my facebook page, which you can find here.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: #131 Anything Goes found here.
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week 21 Anything Goes found here.
Here is a sweet hula girl I added to the tag from a few posts ago. You can find that post all about washi here. The hula girl is from Prettygrafikdesign. You can find the image here. I colored here in Copics and she has been happily waiting in my bin of die cuts waiting. Since I already had the tag started this was easy to put together. I added her to the tag, put a doily behind her, added some enamel dots, a pink glittered chipboard flower with an added bling center, then cut out one of my sentiments I made with Cricut sticker paper. Another card ready to give out to encourage someone. I am entering this card into the following challenges: Creative Craft Cottage Challenge: #87 Three of a kind (Three enamel dots) You can find the challenge Here. Lemon Shortbread Challenge #41 Anything goes found here. Crafting with an Attitude Challenge # 27 Anything goes found here.
A card that took literally weeks to make is finally born. 😊 Stay to the end of the post to here more about the giveaway. Today's card is one that has been put together in stages. The image is from artbymiran on etsy. You can find her here. The cowgirl was colored with copics weeks ago. She has been sitting in my cut out container just waiting to be added to a card. I knew I wanted to have a wood grain background for the card. I don't own a wood grain stamp nor an embossing folder that does this. So what to do? MayMayMade it to the rescue. I watched this video that teaches you three different techniques to make a woodgrain background. You can watch it here. This was exactly what I was looking for. So maybe a couple of weeks ago I made the background piece using peacock feathers distress ink. My "planks" aren't very straight but I love the effect. It was super easy. Then last weekend I took that background and die cut it using my memory box cross stitched rectangle dies. I also die cut the two banner pieces out of Recollections paper using a Papertrey Ink die. Finally yesterday, I put it all together with another scrap of cardstock I had. I added the sentiment from my word stickers I made. You can see a close up of those stickers by reading my blogpost here. This is a word document I made for my use and am happy to share. I just printed these out on cricut sticker paper and cut out when I need one. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #496 found here. Creative Fingers Challenge: #130 Anything Goes found here. Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week # 19 Anything Goes Found here. ****Giveaway**** Go to my blogpost here to see more about the giveaway that will be drawn June 2, 2017.
If you are new to my blog, welcome! I love making cards and all kind of papercrafts, so I hope you find some inspiration here. Below is a video showing what one lucky blog follower will receive. I apologize in advance the sound is not great but you can still see what you may receive if you win. I wanted to do a voice over but I am sick so that just wasn't possible. I will be drawing the lucky winner on June 2, 2017. You will not be considered if you have not commented below and have joined my blog after June 1 @ midnight EST. The winner will be selected randomly. Good luck ! See you around blog land.
Let's just say...I was on a roll...and got a little crazy. Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch this week that got things going:
I had been wanting to get out the coffee image I picked up a year or so ago from Unity Stamp Company. I knew I wanted to use this sketch. I liked the looks of it. Then, I thought let's do a series of these. So I ended up with 10 cards...that's right...10. I am definitely going to be gifting some of these since I am not sure I would ever use all 10 anytime soon. I began by using my 1 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch scraps of cardstock with the image above. I stamped the images on these scraps using Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up's Coastal Cabana, and Moment's Rose Bud. I got these stamped pretty darn quickly as I used my Stamp Perfect positioning tool. This is one of the tools I am so glad I purchased because I could stamp the same image twice to get the ink dark. I cut down those images to the size I wanted. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to different parts of the image for a bit of sparkle. Since the main image is around coffee, I knew I wanted to use patterned papers that were primarily tan/brown with pops of color. I have a 6 x 6 paper pad by Recollections that fit the bill perfectly. I layered each section either on Kraft cardstock or in case of the main image on the Recollections paper.
All the edges of those layers are inked either in the Rose Bud or the Costal Cabana. I added some of the ombre embroidery floss I bought to the bottom of each card. Though it isn't that noticeable in the pictures, it does give it another pop in person. To some of the cards I added a sentiment thanks to my Cricut and some different dies I have in my stash.
This one above I added not only a sentiment but also a flower I made using my cricut. It is for my son's dance teacher to give her after his recital. Inside I added a velum envelope that will house a gift card for Starbuck's. I also added wink of stella to the flower petals as well for some more sparkle.
I am adding these cards to the following challenges: Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 495 found here. Creative Fingers Challenge #129: Anything Goes found here. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: May 2017 found here.
Today was a pretty successful crafting day. I hope you will take time to see my other posts from today in order to take in the other crafty goodness that I created today. But here I am spotlighting a cute card I put together using a digital stamps, background paper, and clip art from Prettygrafikdesign. I found this store on etsy. From that shop I bought background papers, the camping girl, and the fire. The compass that is layered on the checked blue background came from Cricut Design Space. I used the print and cut feature to make all these elements. I first took the dark background paper which has fireflies all over it and added glimmer mist. It was just crying out for some sparkle. I then used a cross stitched die to cut it down to size. I used the same die set to die cut the next layer. These are memory box dies I believe. The marshmallow roaster (girl) was colored in with copic markers. The only thing I added to the fire was some Wink of Stella. Again...more sparkle was needed. Behind all the layers you can see a peek of washi tape that I picked up from the Dollar Tree. That pink plaid has come in handy a few times. I added all the layers to white cardstock cut at 4 x 5 1/4. I then added that to a kraft card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. The girl and fire I did pop up with foam squares..which got interesting to do when it came to the marshmallow section. I did not add a sentiment to this card. I also can't think of one to add inside the card. Got any ideas? Let me know. This card was inspired by Mojo Monday's Challenge sketch for this week: I am entering this card into the following challenges: Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 494 found here. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog # 129 found here. Finally, Week 17 Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes found here.