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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Exciting news! Projects on The Shopping Channel October 2!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am out of the world happy to say that Crafter's Companion will be showcased on The Shopping Channel October 2...and I created 23 samples for the show!!!  That's right, this crafty gal will have projects on TV!  Can you believe it?  It still seems like a dream!

Here is one of the samples I created for the show.  It used several of the product from the Winter Wonderland Collection: Winter Wonderland papers, Dendritic Crystals background die, Matt Mirror card stock and the Festive Wishes die/stamp set.  Let's dive into the instructions!

Card instructions:

  1. Create top fold card using white card stock.
  2. Cut Luxury Mirror card stock to size and mount to card front using double sided adhesive tape.
  3. Mat and mount ornaments patterned paper (from 12 x 12 Winter Wonderland paper pad).
  4. Die cut Dentritic Crystals background die using Matt Mirror card stock.  Mount onto white card stock using liquid adhesive. Mount to card front.
  5. Fussy cut poinsettias and layer onto card front.  Apply Nuvo drops to flower center.
  6. Die cut matt and mirror card stock using Festive Wishes dies.  Mount to card front using double sided foam adhesive.
  7. Create bow and mount using liquid adhesive.  Fussy cut poinsettia and add to bow center.
  8. Decorate inside of card as desired.
Hope you enjoyed the project!  And I hope you will be able to check out the show on October 2!

Big Crafty Hugs!
Kathy Jo

Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Let your dreams soar" inspirational butterfly card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today on Elizabeth Craft Designs I am sharing a pretty-in-pink inspirational butterfly card using beautiful dies and stamps designed by Suzanne Cannon for her A Way With Words collection.
If you would like to see the list of product used and the instructions, feel free to hop on over to the blog post.  :)

Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, September 10, 2018

New Release! Autumn smile and grid background


Happy Monday!

Today is my day to share at Quietfire and I created a project using two newly released stamps from Quietfire Design:

The Autumn Collection stamp set is just beautiful.

Autumn Collection, Set of 4 Stamps - Mounted

Totally digging the new Grid Background as it can be used on many different types of projects. 

Grid Background - Mounted

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Always believe" 15 minute elegant and inspirational card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to share at Quietfire Creations and I created a quick, easy and elegant card using the beautiful Always believe stamp:
Always Believe - Mounted
The card comes together in a flash yet the results are gorgeous.  Feel free to hop on over to Quietfire Creations for more details and instructions.

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

Saturday, August 25, 2018

"Shoot for the moon" mixed media card


Hello Crafty Friends!

How is your day going?  Do you plan on getting some crafty time in or are you looking for some crafty inspiration?  Hopefully the card I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs will provide some inspiration.  :)

The card used two Elizabeth Craft Designs products: the Soar stamp set
...and the Flourished Night Sky die set:

For more card details and instructions, feel free to hop on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post.

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"A bit of fragrance..." thank you card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing an elegant layered thank you card using stamps designed by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The lovely quote is showcased on layers of ivory and gold die cuts.  The quote is from the stamp set, A bit of Fragrance:
It is a stamp set full of beautiful quotes and images!

This card was shared on the Quietfire Creations blog.  Feel free to hop on over for more details.  :)

Product used:
A bit of fragrance stamp set, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Iron Romance die set, Spellbinders
Iron Elegante die set, Spellbinders
Large Labels die set, Spellbinders
Ivory and gold card stock
Unknown patterned paper

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Happy Birthday florals

Hello Crafty Friends!

How is your August going?  Have you been enjoying your summer weather?  My flowers are enjoying the August sun.  In the past few days the lilies have started to bloom and they smell fabulous.  The Bee Balm are attracting humming birds and other busy fliers.  The Coneflowers are gleefully open and the Black Eyed Susans are starting to show their sunny petals.  The garden may have some weeds but even they are in bloom.  It is a beautiful scene.

The garden flowers inspired the birthday card I am sharing today.  Let's jump into the instructions:

  1. Create a top fold card from blue card stock.  Mat and mount floral paper (Bo Bunny Genevieve) to the card front.
  2. Die cut white card stock using Swirl Lattice die.  Cut blue patterned paper to size and apply gold marker along edge.  Adhere lattice die cut.  Mount to card front using double sided foam tape.
  3. Die cut patterned paper using Rose Buds die.  Form flowers and add stamens to center.  
  4. Mount flowers and gem swirl to lattice die cut.
  5. Die cut vellum paper using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die.  Cut Happy Birthday twice- once in gold and once in white card stock.  Offset mount to vellum oval.  Mount to card front.
  6. Decorate inside as desired.
 

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

Monday, August 6, 2018

A cup of Tea & Thee

Hello! 

How is your day thus far?  It is Relax-ville here.  I am sipping on some tea and watching my furry family chill in the air conditioning.  Seeing all of them peacefully sleeping makes my heart smile.  The card today almost suits the moment perfectly- except that, perhaps, an "s" should be added to the end of "Thee".  ;)

The card features one of the new stamps from Quietfire Designs' Tea & Thee set:
Tea & Thee, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted


It was stamped onto white card stock and die cut using Spellbinders' Fancy Tags 2 Die.  Copper marker was applied to the edges and the die cut was mounted in a curve on the card front.

The papers are from Prima Marketing's Havana collection.  The tea cup is from the Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups die set (retired by Spellbinders but still in use at my house!).  The white background die is Spellbinders Roman Trellis.
I hope you are having a great day and that you enjoyed this quick little card.

Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lovely layered Friends card

Happy Friday!

Today is a happy day...I start my "staycation"!  Woo-who!  I plan on hanging with the hubby and furries, playing in the garden, visiting friends and, of course, crafting.  To celebrate this happy day, I wanted to share a happy card. 

The gorgeous dies stealing the show are designed by Marisa Job for Spellbinders.  The flowers are from the die set Rose Buds and the lovely lattice is Swirl Lattice.
 Isn't the heart on top of the lattice beautiful?  It is so delicate and romantic.  Love it!
The inside of the flowers have flower stamens from Heartfelt Creations.  I also added Stickles to the flower petal centers.

All of the papers are from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection.
I hope you enjoyed this cheery, floral Friends card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend!
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo
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