Friday, October 21, 2016

Tropical Birthday

Here is a fun tropical birthday card for you today!  I used only Jaded Blossom stamps and dies for this.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.  I cut a white mat with the Card Mat Dies and then stamped it with the solid leaf from the Hibiscus stamp set.  The leaves are inked with cracked pistachio, lucky clover, and evergreen bough Distress Inks.

The hibiscus is from the same set as the leaves.  I used squeezed lemonade, candied apple, and aged mahogany Distress Inks to achieve my coloring of the flower.  I fussy cut the image out once colored.  The stamen is covered with yellow and fruit punch Stickles and the top part of it is adhered with foam tape for a little added dimension.

The "happy birthday" sentiment is from So Many Birthdays 2.  Instead of putting a sentiment like "let's party," I decided to do something in the tropical vein.  I added "let's luau" from the Aloha stamp set.

I made this for the "lots of leaves" challenge at Seize the Birthday.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

3D Autumn Pumpkin

I decided I wanted to make some sort of 3D project today, so I made this cute little pumpkin from SVG Cuts.  It is part of the Bedtime Stories kit.

I inked up all the pieces with Distress Ink.  The leaves with peeled paint, the stem with vintage photo, and the pumpkin with carved pumpkin.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Mate!

Here is a fun birthday card for you today:

The card base is from "Creative Holiday Cards."  I used patterned card stock for the base and background from the Sky's the Limit Stack by DCWV.  The grass is from "ZooBalloo."  I colored all my images with Chameleon Color Tones markers.

The image stamps are all from Lawn Fawn.  The tree, kookaburra, and platypus are all from the Critters Down Under set.  I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.  The party hat on the platypus is from the Lovable Legends set.  The presents are from the Beep Boop Birthday and Year Five stamp sets.

The sentiments are all from Jaded Blossom.  The one on the front is from So Many Birthdays.

Both sentiments on the inside are from the Go Wild set.

I added a little coloring to the "go wild" sentiment.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Spooky Spider Treats

Today I did a little more crafting and made this fun Halloween treat bag.

I used the Jaded Blossom Goody Bag Die to create the treat bag.  I then used one of the dies from Rectangle Dies 1 to cut the lime green mat for my treat bag.

I used the Jaded Blossom stamp set, Pick Your Poison, to stamp the sentiment.  I then used the Spider Stew Cuttlebug folder to emboss the mat.  Once embossed I inked up the lines with twisted citron Distress Ink.

My image is from SVG Cutting Files.  It is the Kawaii Spider Eyeball Cupcake.  I hid the face and used a stamp from Peachy Keen instead.  It is from the Itchy Stitchy Face Assortment.  I used the mouth from the largest face and the eyes from the next largest face.  I then colored in the mouth with a grey marker and used white gel pen on his fangs.  I also chalked his cheeks.  I added some red marker doodling to the eyes, to make them look bloodshot, and also used black enamel accents to make the pupil.  The blood icing and eyeball are covered with glossy accents.  I adhered the spider with foam tape in the middle and glued down the edges for some dimension.

I made this for the following challenges:
Jaded Blossom: Halloween

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Wow, it has been a long time since I have been able to craft.  I have been up in Duluth, MN for the last month.  I was asked to help set up a new JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts store in that location.  It was full of long days, stress, and of course a lot of fun.  The grand opening was a fantastic success, but I am glad to be back home.  I missed my bed and I really missed my craft room.  So, here is what I created as my first project in a month.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of light grey card stock.  I used a dark grey card stock for the mat, which I cut using one of the Card Mat Dies from Jaded Blossom.

The green and aqua panels are also cut from the Card Mat Dies.  I used the Stitched Circle Dies from Jaded Blossom for the light grey circle.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's So Many Birthdays stamp set.

The dragon is from the Critters Ever After stamp set by Lawn Fawn.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I colored it with some Distress markers by Tim Holtz.  I then added some firefly Stickles to the ridges on the back of the dragon, glossy accents to its belly, and Wink of Stella to its horns and wing.

I used foam tape to pop up the dragon.  I then added some glittery washi tape behind the dragon.  I finished off the card with some aqua gems.

I made this for the following challenges:
Color Throwdown: color combo
City Crafter Challenge Blog: something that doesn't exist
Cute Card Thursday: recipe - 3 brads/gems, 2 papers, 1 ribbon/washi
Pile It On: sparkle
Seize the Birthday: anything goes

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Halloween Treats

I made a coordinating card and treat tag for Jaded Blossom's current challenge, which is to use your dies.

I used only Jaded Blossom stamps and dies to create both the card and tag.  

The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.  I used the Card Mat Dies for the background mat.  I then used some Distress Inks (milled lavender, wilted violet, & dusty concord) to create the purple night sky.

I used the Card Mat Dies for the two mats on the inside of the card.  I then stamped my sentiment using a stamp from the Halloween Treats 2 stamp set.

The tag was made with the Luggage Tag Dies.  I created the same night sky effect with the same Distress Inks.

Here is a list of the rest of the dies and stamps I used to create this set:
Halloween Dies - bat and large ghost
Spring Dies 2 - clouds
Border Dies 2 - background clouds
Halloween Scenic Dies - spooky scenes
Pick Your Poison - face on ghost
Halloween Signs - sentiment on tag
Halloween Panels - ghost on tag

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fall is in the Air

How about a taste of fall for you today?

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of shimmery dark brown card stock.  The orange mat is 4 5/8"x3 3/8."  The plaid mat is 4 1/2"x3 1/4."  I created the plaid mat using some Distress Inks and a Tim Holtz stencil called Stripes.  I covered a piece of white card stock with wild honey Distress Ink.  I then layered the stencil vertically on the card stock and inked it up with rusty hinge Distress Ink.  Finally, I layered the stencil on horizontally and inked it with aged mahogany Distress Ink. 

The circular sentiment and acorn are both from Jaded Blossom, the new Happy Fall set.  I paper-pieced the acorn, added a little detail with Distress Markers, then adhered it with foam tape.  The ivory circle was cut with one of the Stitched Circle Dies and the shimmery orange scallop circle was cut with the Scallop Circle Dies.  I used foam tape to adhere the circle as well.  The band in the background is 1/2"x3 3/8."

The orange mat here is the same as the orange mat on the card front, 4 5/8"x3 3/8."  The sentiment is also from Happy Fall.  I heat embossed it with a burgundy embossing powder, then cut it out using one of the dies from Scallop Rectangle Dies 2.