Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bone Collector Halloween card

Hello!

Oh!  I have been waiting a month to share this card.  It was created for my hubby so I could not share it on social media until now.  He is a big fan of Halloween and the cheesy horror movies.  (Actually, he is in the other room now watching a cheesy horror film.  LOL.  He cracks me up.)

This card was a hodgepodge of different papers (Tim Holtz, Recollections, etc).  The cool dog x-ray is a stamp!  So awesome...

It seemed fitting to add Tim Holtz' "Bone Collector" tag to the front.  Hehehe.
Off to make treat bags!  Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Happy Halloween!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Crafter's Companion Vintage Candles Christmas card

Hello hello!

Is this a busy crafting time of year or what?  I love it!  There is always a perfect excuse to be in the craft room whether is is making a Halloween treat bag or a Thanksgiving card or a Christmas project.  Today's project is Christmas: a vintage looking poinsettia and candle card.  (My apologies for not supplying more photos- this was one of the cards sent for the TSC show and I only took a couple of good photos before shipping the card off.)

The card used Crafter's Companion Christmas Candles stamp and die set and Luxury Card Stock.  The candles and background papers used water color paper.  I water colored the candles and poinsettias using Distress Markers but this also could have been done with other water based inks.  For extra awesome I added Stickles to the candle flames.  :)
Really like the antiqued look of the card.  After looking at this I realize that it would be neat to try different colors for the poinsettias...hmmm...I think I see another project!

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Sparkling metallic tree Christmas card


Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Last weekend I spent some time in the craft room to create more cards for Christmas.  Today's card used several new products from Crafter's Companion that are great to use for your holiday cards.

The focus of the card front is the metallic Christmas Tree.  It was created using the Sparkling Tree from the Create-A-Card line.  The Create-A-Card die set line is quite interesting and versatile.  The Sparkling Tree is a three piece die set with the outside cut as two dies and the internal design as one die.  The outside dies can be used together to create a single die cut tree or one of the dies can be used on the edge of card stock (as done on my card) to create a neat shaped edge.  The blue metallic tree was created using all three dies.
The end result is beautiful and adds an extra interesting feature to your card front.  I made sure to line up the paper on the inside of the card in such a way that the tree on the card front covers the tree on the inside.  A pretty little detail!

Crafter's Companion product used:
Create-A-Card, Sparkling Tree
Winter Wonderland 6x6 paper pad
Luxury card stock
Luxury mirror card stock
Festive Phrases clear stamps

Have a wonderful weekend!  Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Eerie Halloween Tag Treat Box

Hello Crafty Friends!

Halloween is next week...do you want to make a treat box for the special trick or treaters on your list?  Feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Digital blog for the info to create this sweet treat box.
Totally digging that spooky tree!

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Video Tutorial: Poinsettia Watercolor background

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to share on Quietfire Creations and I created a video tutorial for creating this festive holiday card using newly released Merry Christmas dies and the Poinsettia stamp from Quietfire.  It is a fun card to make and the tutorial is full of tips for new and experienced crafters.  Enjoy!


Is there anything that you would like to see in a paper crafting video tutorial?  Drop me a line!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!
Kathy Jo

Sunday, October 14, 2018

"Find your wings" Spectrum Noir sample for The Shopping Channel

 Hello hello!

How is your crafty day going?  I hope you have some time put aside to relax and craft.  Today I am sharing a project that can be easily crafted in front of the TV or on a break at work.  (Gotta love projects like that!)  This project was created for the recently aired Crafter's Companion shown on The Shopping Channel so I went with more bold colors.  But the bird is just as beautiful in softer colors.

Instructions:

  1. Use black archival ink to stamp the "Find your Wings" bird onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock.  Cut image to desired size.
  2. Start coloring!  Spectrum Noir has a large selection of pencils to choose from so have fun and play!  (They also have their own Gamsol if you like blending with Gamsol.)
  3. Mount the image onto a top fold card with layers of coordinating mat papers.  For this card I used the yummy Crafter's Companion card stock.
  4. Add a bow and some bling to the corner and you have a beautiful card completed!

Below is another closeup of the bird...it is so pretty!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Rejoice" Festive candle card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to post at Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog and I created a festive Rejoice card using newly released dies.

Such a pretty candle with the elegant swirls as the base!

For card details and instruction, please feel free to hop on over to the blog post.

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"Something wicked this way comes"


Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to post at Quietfire Creations and I am sharing a totally wicked (pun intended) card using the newly released Something Wicked 2018 stamp set:
Something Wicked 2018, Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted
It is a very cool stamp set that can be used on your Halloween projects from treat bags to cards to scrapbook pages.

For more info on the card, feel free to hop on over to the blog post.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mini Christmas Treat Boxes...and a GIVEAWAY!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Some fun news to share: to celebrate the new Mini Flourished Christmas dies release, Quietfire Design is having a giveaway!  You can win one of newly released die sets...Woo-Who!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog.  I am sharing my projects on the blog today so feel free to leave some love on that post for your chance to win!  Improve your chances by leaving comments on the other posts this week.  The link to the blog post is HERE.

The boxes created were too fun to make!  More photos and details are on the post.  :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Good luck on the draw!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo
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