Sunday, October 8, 2017

Skeleton Coffin shaped card

It doesn't get much easier than this!  Making this simple SVG file card from creativekuts.com, Thank you Cheryl!!!
The adorable skeleton from the file is just 2 main pieces and a few small pieces, the face and the pelvic bone pieces... so easy!  The writing inside and out are both from the file also as a print and cut.  I used my cuttlebug spiders folder on the front purple layer.  I inked edges of everything in Walnut stain distress ink. 
DONE!!!

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: A Walk On The Dark Side
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #213 "Halloween"
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #16
FFC #209 Always Anything Goes
HIMCR #321- Halloween Colors!
Thanks for stopping by to see my quick and simple SVG card today

Mummy Easel Halloween card

Oh my goodness what a super fun and easy Halloween card to put together.  This is an SVG file from  creativekuts.com
oh my gosh he is so adorable!
So I cut the whole card base out of black and ran the front portion only through my cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.   I then took my lightest blue ink pad to rub all over it and give it a grunged look.  I used my crafters companion wood grain embossing folder for the fence ... running the pieces thru in either direction.    I then took my black puffy paint to add the nail spots in the fence.  Using my Martha Stewart punch I added the purple border of drips at the top of the card.   I also went around the bat with the light blue ink so that it could stand out from the background.
I absolutely love how this card looks once it standing up in the Easel position.   I printed the Happy Halloween sentiment from my computer using the font - Gypsy Curse.  I then cut out both of the label shapes from the file and used foam squares to pop that up to act as the stand for the easel.  I added a couple of more smaller black bats from the file to the label.  The purple plaid pattern paper is from an old DCWV The Fall stack.  
I stamped trick-or-treat from Craftin Desert Divas - Frightfully Cute Stamp set and the bat Stamp is from HOTP Halloween Small Stamp - Bats on a piece of white card stock and cut that out using one of my pierced rectangle dies.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: A Walk On The Dark Side
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #213 "Halloween"
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #16
FFC #209 Always Anything Goes
HIMCR #321- Halloween Colors!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room today

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flip-flaps Fall card

I bought this embossing folder (Fall Square - Darice) a while ago and have yet to use it before this card.  I recently purchased a die set that had the cool Square stitched die that leaves a folded line at the top instead of cutting out the whole square.  This embossing folder popped in my head and I grabbed it out to see if the Die would fit around the squares in the folder.  It really looked pretty close so I began creating the card front so that I could try cutting.  
The card front is card stock from recollections.  Using my spellbinders card creator die I cut the A2 size card front with that.  I then took that piece of card stock and taped it into my embossing folder centered exactly where I wanted it to be.   I then took my glue ink pad and rubbed and tapped all over the embossing folder before closing it onto the card stock I had taped inside.  After running it through my embossing machine,  I removed the tape and took my gold  perfect pearls powder and swept over the entire card with the brush leaving this beautiful gold finish on the areas that the glue adhered to.  I took a paper towel and rubbed the panel down to just leave the golden areas where it attached itself to the glue.
I then took the stitched flap die and placed it over each square and ran it through my machine  four times.  Yay!!!  I love it when an idea pops in your head and it works out just as you envisioned.  I grabbed some stamps, a sheet of gold dazzles from HOTP and a few of my spectrum noir markers  to decorate inside each of the flaps.  I wanted to do this before adhering to the front of the card  so I drew some pencil marks in the corners of each square so I knew where to place everything.
The first top square is a dazzle - squirrel, I used my markers to color in the face tail and acorn.   The second top flap I used a stamp from an old card maker set - feels like fall,  I stamped in a brown pigment ink and colored in the leaves with my markers in orange.
The bottom left square I used the same stamp set to stamp a pumpkin and the sentiment - count your blessings above it.  I used the same ink for stamping and colored with the same markers.   I also added a couple more dazzles in that square, a mushroom and an acorn.  The final bottom square I placed a hedgehog dazzle and colored in with my markers once more.
For the Inside I created the sentiment on my computer.  I cut it out with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - Stitched rectangle die.  I added a leaf stamp using the same stamp set as I did on the front of the card.  What a fun interactive Fall card to send someone on my list.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Color Me Fall - Rust, Gold & Orange
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #15
FFC #208 Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
DL.ART October Challenge
HIMCR #320 - Freestyle!
Die Cut Divas - October challenge

As always thanks again for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room.  Have a wonderful day.

Trick or treat Mr. Pumpkin card

Using lots of new dies and a couple of old too and a cute new Halloween stamp set for the sentiment  I created this fun spooky Halloween card.
I started with a cream color card base folded at the top in the landscape style.  I used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - Stitched rectangle die for the wavy pattern paper layer.  I cut a black mat to layer behind that and another fun Halloween polkadot pattern paper to go between the two for the opening in the center.  The papers are from DCWV.   I used  a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die for the inside cut out.  It is third from the largest in that set.
The fun Mr. Pumpkin head die ... I cut several times, once in orange, once in black, once in purple.  I then trimmed and paper pieced the different colors together and cut a yellow circle that I trimmed down to go behind the Face.  I used some dark chalk to rub over the lines of the pumpkin to give shading.  I used this fabulous die set of spiderwebs to add accents on the card.  On the large web I trimmed the spider off of the web and moved it over to the left-hand side of the card.  For the purple hat band and the bodies of both of the spiders I added clear wink of Stella to give sparkle and shine.  The sentiment Trick or treat is from my newest Halloween stamp set called Happy Pumpkin Day.  I first stamped with a purple pigment ink I then stamped over that with versamark ink and then I heat embossed with clear enamel embossing powder.  I really like how that turned out.  I added some dew drops as accents and this card front is finished.
For the Inside I created the sentiment on my computer.  I cut it out with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - Stitched rectangle die.  I added some stamps using the same stamp set as I did on the front of the card.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Monday: A Walk On The Dark Side
Cuttlebug Mania - Hello Sweet Pumpkin
Scrapy Land {Challenge #75}
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #213 "Halloween"
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #15
FFC #208 Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #74 - I did Sketch & Color
HIMCR #320 - Freestyle!
Die Cut Divas - October challenge
Connie Can Crop Challenge #63 - To Die For

Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room this week.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Double Z fold jumping in the leaves fall card

This is my first ever double Z fold card and I had a blast with it.   So using my Cricut, several stamp sets and one stitched die I created this fun scene.  My card base is 4 1/4 high by 5 1/2 wide to make an A2 sized card.
Main card panel - 4.25 X 11"  Score @ 2.75" & 5.5"
Strip for Z -         1.25 X 11"  Score @ 2.75" & 5.5"
Mats (2x)  2.5 X 4" & 5.25 X 4"  &  (2x) 2.35 X 3.85"  & 5.1 & 3.85"
After cutting and scoring the bottom strip to make the Z ... I attached the fence and scored where it would need to fold.  Then I attached the whole thing to the card.   I thought it would be fun to color up these hedgehog stamps and let them jump in the piles of leaves for fall.  I really had a lot of fun with the entire project.
Fall stamp on front panel – Craftin Desert Divas Simply Holidays Wordart Stamp Set
- heat embossed w/ platinum embossing powder.
Stitched Hills – Craftin Desert Divas Outdoor Landscape Dies
Fence –  Cricut paper doll dress up
Tree – Cricut  paper doll dress up
Bushel Basket - Cricut doodlecharms -  I added 4 gold metal brads I trimmed down bottom of basket for a better fit.
Leaves and acorns – Cricut doodlecharms -  acorn tops colored with Colorista - sand
Pumpkins – Witch Way is the Candy Stamp set – colored w/
Colorista Satsuma, Nectarine  Stems EB2
Hedgehogs  -  Hedgehog fun stamp set -  colored with  Spectrum Noir
Body EB1, EB2  Quills TN2, Sand, TN7  Nose IG2, Sand  Mouth IG2, Rose
Stamped Pumpkins & Hedgehogs with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #310-Fall
Simon Says Monday: Heavy Metal
Mod Squad - Fall Colors
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #15
FFC #208 Anything Goes with Lawn Fawn!
HIMCR #320 - Freestyle!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room,  have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fall leaves Thanksgiving card

For this one I made a shaped card in Cricut design space using the frame in Cricut Ultimate Creative Sampler Cartridge.
I cut the entire card base from Ivory card stock and scored down the center to fold in half.  I used a deep burgundy red to back a pretty orange pattern paper that has a cracked vintage look to it.  I cut the three main larger leaves in fall colors from the Cricut cartridge Winnie the Pooh and friends.  Using my smallest die in the set  I cut the stitched fishtail flag banner from MFT  for my sentiment stamp.  The banner was still a little bit long so I trimmed it on the left side after I was finished stamping in the wild honey distress ink.  The Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from Celebration Scripty Sayings – Lawn Fawn.  I added a couple of plastic orange leaves with a golden metal Brad to cover the end that I trimmed.  I placed a golden metallic dew drop halfway down along the edge on either side of the card front where the design stuck out.  For the corners at the bottom I added just leaves ... at the top corners I added the scroll as well.  These are all cut from Spellbinders decorative accents, Victorian garden curved square die set.  Again I kept this card very simple and masculine for one of the guys on my list.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut -  Challenge #310-Fall
Mod squad challenge – FALL COLORS
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Happy Fall Pumpkin card

I decided to work on some Fall cards this week.  This one is simple and fun with lots of texture.  I cut a standard A2 size card out of Kraft card stock for a landscape style card that folds at the top.  Using lots of fall colored papers from my scrap bin and following a sketch & color challenge over at YNS... this is what I came up with.
Happy fall embossing border folder - Darice.  I cut that out with a stitched fishtail flag stax die from MFT,  I then put the fishtail and back into the die to cut it off straight cutting off the embossed Y'all with leaves too so that I could have stitching all the way around  in a rectangle shape in the size I needed.  I ran the gold section of card stock through my leaf swirls embossing folder which is also from Darice.  I cut the label out twice once from Kraft card stock and then from the golden pattern paper to layer on top.  This was cut from the spellbinders labels Ten die.  The pumpkin is from Cricut CM cheerful seasons cartridge.   I used an orange pattern paper for the pumpkin that has like a cracked paint look to give it some texture too.  To accent the label I added gold metallic dew drops to the center on either side.   For the other four spots that the label sticks out I added some golden dew drops there as well.  I accented each of the top corners of the Happy Fall banner panel with two golden yellow leaves I found in my stash that were cut from spellbinders decorative accents, Victorian garden curved square.  I kept this card very simple and masculine for one of the guys on my list.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut -  Challenge #310-Fall
Mod squad challenge – FALL COLORS

Thanks as always for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room!   I hope you have a great day .

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Snowflake Kisses card

If y'all haven't noticed by now... my favorite color is purple!   Pink is a close runner-up though lol.  I am really happy how this Christmas card turned out, it is perfect for my BFF because purple is her favorite color also.
I used an A2 sized card base - portrait style, fold at the top that I cut from heavyweight white card stock.  For the purple embossed panel... first I embossed with my Darice snowflake swirl embossing folder.  Then I used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shape dies using the largest rectangle to cut that panel out.  After that I used my MFT stitched scallop basic edges 2 die set to cut the fancy edge on the bottom.   
I also cut a similar size craft foam sheet to use as a backer to pop this whole panel up.   For the beautiful snowflakes I took a foil baking sheet and attached it to a heavyweight  card stock with a scotch glue stick  to repurpose it.  I used various snowflake dies to cut out four different snowflakes.  For the largest one I left all of the little innie pieces inside.  Two of the four snowflakes I colored with my spectrum noir PL4 marker to really make the snowflake stack pop and bring the colors all together!  I used glue dots instead of foam to layer them all up so the stack didn't get too thick.  I added a large purple dew drop to the center.   I thought this sentiment stamp, Snowflakes are kisses from heaven would be perfect for this card... I stamped with a purple heliotrope pigment ink and then went over that with VersaMark ink.  Then heat embossed with clear enamel embossing powder.   I added a few more smaller purple dew drops as accents near the bottom.
For the inside I used the same Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes rectangle that I inked the edges of with the purple heliotrope ink then I attached the bottom section of the panel cut from the front to the very bottom.  I used  another sentiment  from that same stamp set that I used for the front this time saying there's Snow friend like you,  using the same purple heliotrope Ink.  I took the center of the top snowflake from the front and placed it as the dot over the i in friend.   I stamped another sentiment underneath that says wishing you a merry Christmas in a darker purple violet pigment ink,  that one is from Inkadinkado penguin pandemonium stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm creating in my craft room this week.

I am entering into these fun challenges: 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Snowflake Slider card

This is another fun SVG card file from www.creativekuts.com that she will be offering as part of her November card train cargo.
I used a very light purple recollections card stock for the portrait card base that I folded at the top.  The pretty blue plaid with the purples and different blues in it plus the purple plaid for his cap & scarf and the snowflake paper on the slider layer are all from an old 4X6 Christmas paper stack that I got from Oriental trading Company years ago.  For the blue plaid layer I used my stitched rectangle die to cut that and it is from Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes.  The SVG file of course has a cut for that layer if you would like, I just happen to really like the stitched look on my cards when I can.  For the slider Layer I ended up using a dime instead of a penny because it was kind of a tight fit next to the edge of the track.  I also of course added lots of foam tape behind the snowflake panel to give the room needed for the slider mechanism inside to run freely along the track.  I sprayed both of the snowflake pieces with a sticky adhesive and then covered with a fine white glitter.  Then I added a little bit of purple glitter to the top snowflake before I adhered them together with foam tape.  I added a pretty purple dew drop for the center of the snowflakes.  What an adorable little snowman... the shirt paper is from DCWV scraps I believe.  For the snowman's lower body, hands, fur trim and ball on his cap I added clear wink of Stella glitter marker to all of those pieces for a nice sparkle and shine.   The adorable face is from Peachy Keen stamps - Basic Paper Dolls.  I added some peach colored chalk to the cheeks and dotted white gel pen in the eyes.
For the sentiment tag I stamped the sentiment "A snowflake is winter's butterfly" from a new Christmas stamp set that I recently purchased.  I really like that sentiment!   I used my embossing buddy over white card stock and then first stamped with a Pigment Violet purple color box cats eye ink.  I then cleaned my stamp and then inked up with clear versaMark & using my stamping tool I stamped exactly over the same spot.   I then used clear enamel embossing powder & then Embossed with my heat gun.   I love love love how this purple embossing turned out.
For the inside of the card I used my Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 die to cut two strips out of the matching blue plaid paper.   I used my Simon says stitched rectangle again for the white Layer,  then I added the stitched scallop blue plaid strips to the top and bottom and trimmed off the excess on either side for each piece.  I stamped the sentiment in the lightest purple (Heliotrope) to match up with the base of the card ... that stamp set is from a card maker kit from years ago I believe.  I also used a snowflake stamp from that same set first stamping in a light blue that matched with some colors in the card.  For that one I pushed kind of hard on the stamp.  I then lightly stamped over in the light purple with the same snowflake just barely kissing the first stamping and it gave it a nice purple inner layer.  I used one of my stitched scallop oval dies to cut out the sentiment and then inked the edges in the lightest purple (Heliotrope) before popping up on foam dots on one half and adhering over the slider layer then added my snowman in the same manner. 

I really had fun with this card, I love making and giving inneractive and different cards than just the normal.   Thanks again Cheryl for another fun card file.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says: Pop It Up
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #14
FFC #207 Anything Goes
DL.ART September Linky Challenge
HMCR #319 - Any Holiday!

Thanks again for stopping by today,  would love to get your comments ... I always love reading them!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Grateful for you pumpkins fence card

Hello crafters.  Cheryl over at www.creativekuts.com sent me this awesome SVG card file and I went crazy and had a blast with it.
Originally I planned to put the pumpkin basket on the front of the card on the fence but the fence turned out so spectacular after I embossed it with the crafters companion wood grain folder,  which I added walnut stain distress ink directly inside folder before embossing Kraft card stock... I really didn't want to cover it up!  So instead I created a sign with one of my stitched ticket dies and stamped grateful for you from Crafters Companion -  Autumn Morning coordinating  Stamp Set.  I pierced a hole in each corner and added some  Brown and white bakers twine to hang the sign over the fence and attaching in place with glue dots under the sign.  I used one of the sunflower cuts from the card file to decorate here plus added an extra green swirl under it from a spellbinders die set.   For the pumpkin basket panel which is part of the SVG file that all layered together fabulously.  I love how easy it was with the outlines of the pumpkins in the basket very very easy to piece together.   After adhering the three main pieces together I then found some pretty gold foil accented Scraps and cut the bands  for the basket.   I used six large Brad's and popped up the bands with strips of craft foam I cut to fit under them.  I then attached the swirly leaves and the pretty sunflowers which I added gold perfect pearls to the flower centers including the center of the one on the fence.  
For the next three panels inside I used some of my dies to create pretty frames.   The large center frame and the matching one on the left panel are from Spellbinders Decorative Accents Victorian Garden Decorative Curved Square Dies.  The one on the right is from Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die set, I cut that out of a matching pattern paper and I created a shadow layer out of Kraft  card stock with my SNC2.   I used the small accent spellbinders die from Victorian Garden  to add the little green leaves and swirls everywhere.  I also took more of the gold perfect pearls and painted over the large kraft leaves on both of the spellbinders frames to add even more shimmer and shine.  
Both of the Stamps on the inside frames are from Craftin Desert Divas -  The left panel is from Craftin Desert Divas Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set and the right is from Craftin Desert Divas Simply Holidays Wordart Stamp Set.    All of the stamps are done with a brown pigment ink.
The pattern papers I used for all the panels are two different sheets from the 12 x 12 stack The Sasha Collection by Prima. 
I really love how the recipient of this can display it in several different ways completely stretched out like this or with the pumpkin panel and Fence showing like shown in my second pic above!  What a really fun cool card design.  Thanks again Cheryl for letting me play with this awesome file.

I am entering this card into these fun challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Leaves 
Simon Says: Pop It Up
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #14
FFC #207 Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Golden Harvest
DL.ART September Linky Challenge
HMCR #319 - Any Holiday!
Scrapy Land {Challenge #74}
Simon Says Monday: Shimmer and Shine

Thanks again for stopping by to see what fun I'm having in my craft room today.