Thursday, November 19, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Giving Thanks

I went scrap booking last weekend and had time to make some Thanksgiving cards as well. This one happens to be my favorite. Since I was at Craft Envy I wasn't able to make a video on this but I'll do a wrap up video of all the Thanksgiving cards I made and this will be included.

How I made it:
First,  I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.

Card base: Craft card stock (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
Stamp: Leaf (old from Hero Arts)
Stamp: "May the blessings...." ?Recollections?

I used the leaf stamp on leaf patterned paper and cut it out by hand.
Then I stamped 3 leaves on the card stock.
Last, I stamped the sentiment on cream colored card stock, used my 2 inch Ek Success punch and ink around the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen. I popped it up using foam tape.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thinking of You Cards

My girlfriend's son is currently going to film school. He's filming a 30 second commercial, as a project, and asked me last week if he could use one of my "Thinking of You" cards. Ironically, I didn't have any already made up. So, here's the 3 cards I just made that he can chose from....

A women walks in from work, puts down her brief case, pats her dog on the head, says hello to her husband who is in the kitchen fixing dinner and give her little boy a big hug as he turns and runs back into his bedroom. She's feeling exhausted.
She sits at the small desk in the living room and as she flips through the mail she comes across an envelope that her mom has sent.
She opens it, finds a beautifully handcrafted "Thinking of You" card made by Sunshine Creations and Crafts that her mom sent.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cardz TV Gallery Design Team - Gratitude

Hello everyone!
It's always so hard to chose which stamp to use with all the fantastic sentiment stamps that Mary creates. For this card I used the "Gratitude" sentiment from the "Many Thanks" stamp set. Click on this link and it'll take directly to the CardzTV stamps blog.

To get inspired by the other Gallery Design team members just click on here:

For this card I've used a few favorite techniques. They include the Coredinations paper from JoAnns and the sanding tool from Tim Holtz. I've also used a Spellbinders Nestibilities Die set. The papers came from my scrap bin which all ended up coordinating so nicely.

To watch how I made this on youtube click on here

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thinking of You

The great thing about stamps is that you can use them on cards and scrapbook layouts. Here I've made a card using a Stampin Up stamp set, Lawn Fawn and some Colorbox pigment ink. Then I added a little bow made from American Crafts Jute.
For more inspiration from the rest of the design team just click on here:

Materials used:
Card Base: Ninah Bright White 65 lb weight card stock. A2 size.
Ink: Colorbox
Stamp Sets: Stampin Up "Papillon Potpourri"
                    Lawn Fawn "On the Mend"
Other: American Crafts Jute

Here's how I made it:

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"I've Moved" cards

Now that my mom is all settled into her new apartment she's asked that I make her some cards so she can let her friends know her new address.

Materials used:
Base: Golden rod Recollections card stock. Inside I put a white 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of paper so she could write a not to her friends.
Stamp sets: Avocado Arts "Grateful Season" and "Thoughts and Smiles"
Other: Black liquid pearl and Copic markers

I used a technique on the Cricut Design Space where I chose the image to cut. In this case it was the banner. Then I typed the text aka words, placed it on top of the cut, chose "attach" then asked it to cut. I plan on doing a tutorial on that soon.

Just click on the link below to watch how I made it:

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