Sunday, November 19, 2017

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland card

Hellloooo Crafty Friends!

How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Have you purchased any new Christmas papers or paper crafting goodies?  The craft stores are full of new Christmas goodies for us crafty types.  For me, it is the most wonderful time of the year in a craft store.  :)

As you all may know, I adore Graphic 45 products and the Winter Wonderland collection is no exception.  Several cards have been created using this collection and today I would like to share one of my favorites.  The card has several layers but it was quite easy to make.  The heartwarming scene is the focal point of the card front...so sweet!

Instructions:

  • Make a tent fold 5x5 card using Kraft card stock.
  • Cut a holly berry background smaller than the card base, outline in gold (optional) and mount.
  • Mount doily (I used a Recollections canvas doily) to card center.
  • Create pennant from red dotted paper, outline in gold (optional) and mount.
  • Use foam tape to secure ephemera card (or image from ephemera page in 12x12 collection).
  • Outline Winter Wonderland tag in gold (optional) and mount using foam tape to bottom half and then regular tape or glue to top half.
  • Apply Stickles to leaves and poinsettia.
  • Die seam binding using Distress Ink or Distress Stain in Barn Door.  After drying, create bow and mount to front.
  • Add wee brown twine bow.

That's it!  The instructions can easily be duplicated for several more cards from the same collection.

Product used:
Graphic 45 - Winter Wonderland Collection - Christmas - Ephemera and Journaling Cards

Also used was the Pen-Touch along the paper edges.  Right now it is not in stock at Blitsy but I have a link inserted for when it is re-stocked.
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Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mixed media "Peace" card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Just wanted to pop in and share a quick post for a card recently completed.  Will be leaving soon to attend an all day crop (9am-9pm!) with my friends.  The crop is a fundraiser for a local food bank and I have been looking forward to the crop for a couple of months now.  For over two months, at every grocery store visit I picked up nonperishable items on sale.  Am so happy to say that the shopping has resulted in four boxes filled with food!  It feels so good to do something to help others.

Today I am sharing another holiday card.  The card used the Peace die from the Love Joy Peace ornament die set:
The die was used to cut blue and white card stock.  
The background was created using several Dylusions Sprays.  After drying, a pine cone stencil was used with Archival Ink.  The ink dried and Creative Medium in Green was applied to create the needles.  White acrylic paint was splattered.  After 24 hours, it was die cut using Spellbinders Labels One die set.
 
 A tent fold card was created using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and white card stock.  A sheer white bow was glued in place and a wee snowflake was added.
Product used:
Image result for TCW mini pineconesSpellbinders - Grand Nestabilities Collection - Die Cutting and Embossing Templates - Grand Decorative Labels OneCreative Medium Iridescent
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.  :)
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Christmas is the day" side step card


Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I am sharing a side step card using Quietfire Design's Christmas stamp, Christmas is the day:

Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Isn't it a gorgeous quote?
I am so happy with the finished card!  The quote is beautifully timeless...Suzanne creates the most stunning stamps and dies!
For detailed instructions (which are super easy as I used a side step die), hop on over to the Quietfire Creations blog post.

Quietfire Design product used:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Other product used:

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Festively Beautiful "Peace" ornament card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post- my computer decided to not work.  (Perhaps it decided to go on a much needed vacation?)  In that time off I upgraded some areas of my crafty room.  For years I have been working on a desk that allowed about 14 square inches of workspace.  I have had a lot of good memories working on that desk but the lack of space was put constrictions on my crafty mojo.  My eyes were set on a couple of worksurfaces from Ikea so I picked them up and put them in the room last weekend.  Oh!  I so love my crafty space now!  Every day I have been in the room crafting away.  There are still some more upgrades needed and when I am done I will share a video.  Enough about the time away, let's talk about a new card!

It was my turn to share at Elizabeth Craft Designs and I created a festive "Peace" ornament card using the lovely new Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament die set:

My last post used the same ornament die with "love" in the center.  Such a great die set!
For more details on the card and instructions, hop on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Products used:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Friday, November 3, 2017

"Love" Christmas Ornament card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to share a project at Quietfire Creations and I created a cheerful holiday ornament card using the newly released die set, Love Joy & Peace Ornament:
This happy card was a joy to make.  The die set is so pretty that I kept die cutting more card stock after the card was complete and made more cards using the set.  (It looks gorgeous with the ornament die cut in foil or glitter paper!)
For instructions, hop on over to Quietfire Creations ...and feel free to leave some love.  :)

Products used:
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Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quietfire Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Hello Crafty Friends.

Exciting news:  Quietfire Design has teamed up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for a Blog Hop and giveaway!  The giveaway is three prizes worth $25 each!  Woo-who!
For my project, I used Quietfire Design's Good Friends are Like Snowflakes stamp and several Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.  For more information on the card (and of course the giveaway!), hop on over to the Quietfire Creations Blog post.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, October 5, 2017

In the "happy" dog house

Hello Crafty Friends!

My hubby celebrated his birthday recently and our Saint Bernard, Teddy, asked if I could make a card for him.  (big smile)  The card had to be cute and sweet- just like their friendship.  Yes, they are BFFs through and through:  wherever Greg goes, Teddy follows.  It warms the heart seeing those two together.  Their BFF relationship was the inspiration for this happy card.
The card's focal point is the cute dog house stamped image from Penny Black.  My Prismacolor pencils and gamsol were used to color the sweet scene.
The image was die cut using stitched square dies and mounted onto a tent fold card.  The patterned papers are old and from my crafty stash (Basic Grey papers, perhaps).  After all of the layers were adhered, clear Glossy Accents was applied to the dog bowl.

Greg really liked the card and thanked Teddy for the thoughtfulness.  (That is what BFFs do.)

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed "Teddy's" card.
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo

Products used:


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"The best thing I ever did"...

Hello Crafty Friends!

It was my turn to share a project at Quietfire Creations and I created a card using the newly released "The best thing" stamp:
The Best Thing - Mounted
As I was stamping the quote, I thought of the many people and projects that could use the quote: a graduation card, a card for a student heading off to school, a person starting a new endeavor, an inspirational plaque, a journal, and, of course, a scrapbook page celebrating a milestone completed.  (I am working on a journal now and this quote may be on the front cover.)
Instructions: please visit the blog post on Quietfire Creations.  Listed below are the products used- just click on the image and the links will take you to the product.

Products used:
The Best Thing - Mounted

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo
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