Friday, January 5, 2018

Kennedy Grace Creations Happy Birthday Card


Here are the Kennedy Grace Creations challenge for the month of January. I selected the diagonal line: Die Cut, Rhinestones and Ribbon! The easy way for my creativity time during this season of the year, because I am making a birthday card for a close friend. I have so many friends birthdays coming up that I think I may continue to use this as a
jumping off point.
January's Challenge Tic Tac Toe

Other supplies I used are: Kennedy Grace Creations Beautiful Sweet Rose for the Happy Birthday sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; MISTI stamping tool; Copic Markers: RV02, RV13, RV04, C1, C3, C5, YG11, YG13; Fiskars 12" trimmer and small scissors; Offray silver satin 5/8" ribbon; Glossy Accents; Scotch tape runner; Platinum 6 die cutting machineSpellbinders Annabelle's Trousseau Layering frame from the Chantilly Paper Lace CollectionSpellbinder's Tool 'n One; Pattern paper is Quick Quotes Picadilly Pink Collection QQP-P1200; Want2Scrap pearl embellishments; white and pink cardstock and Neenah 110# cardstock for use with the copic markers.
The Spellbinder's were purchased over Christmas and I just HAD to use them!!! Bought at Simon Says Stamp.

I cut the beautiful die set out in white cardstock and a hot pink cardstock for the frame of Annabelle's Trousseau die set. Then I cut a special piece out of Neenah 100# cardstock for the inner smaller frame again but discarded the white lattice framework and kept the center piece which was stamped with the flower. After coloring it with my copics, I assembled the entire card onto a premade 4.5" x 6.5" card base putting the Quick Quotes patterned paper down first.  When I was assembling the papers, I left room for the ribbon to come through in the middle and be tucked under. So at this point, I inserted that gray/silver satin ribbon under the card base on each side. I used the end of a small pair of scissors to tuck it in and used Glossy Accents to adhere ribbon and close card base. Then I added pearl rhinestones as extra embellishments around the outside frame. I could have gone further but decided to finish it with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Rose stamp set. It is such a pretty flourished script font that I thought it would be perfect with the fancy frame.  

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Friday, December 29, 2017

One Last Card for Christmas

Here are a few more Christmas cards I sent out to many of my friends and family. The making of it was easy for assembly line type cardmaking. The two dies were from Sizzix and were the Reindeer Names die:
 and the Sizzix die made for Fun Stampers Journey called Dashing Deer Die - 0254 (only available as a Host Exclusive) inwhich I used a friend's die to make. The papers were cut to make it a diagonal stripe if at all possible. I used Provo Craft (old stash of Christmas papers) and Bazzill Red and white and black cardstocks.  American Crafts Glitter paper for the wreath. I used ready made card bases cut down to size to speed up the process. Over 60 were made and went out as our family Christmas cards.
I hope your holidays have been wonderful and your families and friends are healthy. We are all recovering from illness and really enjoying relaxing together watching Hallmark Movies!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sparkling Blessing Vintage Tea Card

For today's post I wanted to share how to make a glitzy card for the holidays or a special birthday like this one I made. I started with the Vintage Tea Cup Set, which as you know is my favorite of all the Kennedy Grace Creations and was my first stamp set of theirs. The sentiment reads: Blessings to you. You're as special as a vintage tea. Using Neenah Crest White in 80 pound cardstock, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink which is compatible with coloring with Copic Markers. To make the card more luxurious I used Deep Red paired with a hot pink deep red. Markers used were: R29, RV29, RV13. Further, to give the leaves a deep romantic yet vintage feel I pair deep olive greens with blue green: YG63, YG67, BG13. Then to add shadows and make it look three dimensional: C1, and C3. 

Next, I chose the newest Spellbinders Chantilly Lace collection called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame by Becca Feeken, to frame the beautiful tea set. Using the Tonic Mirror Gold cardstock really made it POP!! I backed it with a stiff American Crafts Glitter cardstock. Also, I had die cut the stamped panel with the frame previously and then adhered all 3 layers (stamped panel, mirror gold, and glitter cardstock) to the card base.
Next came the embellishments and I loved this ribbon with the gold edge and matching deep magenta colors to bring out the colors even more. I made a triple bow, but that didn't seem like enough so I decided to add the vertical ribbon piece with the rhinestone buckle to really bring the sparkle to the already glitzy card! Also, added Wink of Stella in clear to the roses to add glitter to them.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Sizzix Jen Long Candyland House Card

 Recently I went to a store here in Florida called Violettes in Lakeland.  The artist that helps make the samples for Jen Long and Sizzix was there and shared with all of us all about the new dies that Sizzix is coming out with. We all had a wonderful time and I got to make this adorable Jen Long Fold a long die Gingerbread card!! Gorgeously cut out of Sizzix papers as well!! Such fun!
  First, to cut these Fold-a-long cards, you will need a longer platform to match up with the die itself. The paper pad has all the color papers that you will need to die cut all the images out. This one comes with the little candies. Using a Filefolder fineline glue bottles really help put all of these images together.
  There were so many other dies to purchase I had to come home with the new Thank You folder die which I will showcase later on.
Here is Violettes Scrapbook store information and here is the die itself:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paper Smooches Let's Chill Snowman

Hey, I am here crafting away to get those gifts, gift tags, and cards made for my extra special friends and family.  My massive Christmas cards bonanza post is coming on Friday. Stay tuned for that. But for today I am doing my last post for
Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.
Paper Smooches was one company I began to follow many years ago and this was my very first stamp set. And since today is all about wanting to finish this year's Christmas tags 2017 Challenge, I felt it was appropriate to use him. So here it is:
I stamped on Neenah White Cardstock #80 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and die cut it into a circle. I used a combination of Spellbinders dies from two sets as to have them stair step in size. The die cutting tool was my Platinum 6. The next steps were to cut a piece of transparency for the top layer, and using American Crafts Gold Glitter thick cardstock one piece a size larger, and 2 with the centers cut out. I sandwiched these (with the centers cut out) in between the larger gold glitter circle and the transparancey. Adhesive was Ranger Crystal Lacquer and did a fabulous job drying clear. I used Kennedy Grace Creations Chantilly sequins. I am apart of their design team and just loving using their sequins! Brings such fun to projects, don't you think?
  Of course, I am getting ahead of myself. Copic Coloring is my favorite thing to do, and he was easy to color. Marker colors: C1, C3, but I added B000 to make him look "cold". His scarf colors: YG17, YG67, R29, R24 and carrot nose: YR07, YR15.
The tag and holly were cut from Bazzill Forest Green cardstock, with a gold Krylon pen used all around the edges. Such an easy technique to add pizzazz and dimension on darker papers. Adding the Christmas Red Stickles as "berries" to finish the holly. All adhered together again with Ranger Crystal Lacquer.
Day 12 Interactive whether sing, slide, shake or open.
Other Challenges that I am also entering are:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas/New Years
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day

Welcome Home for Christmas Gift Tag

Using my watercolors are not my "go-to" tools but today I decided to break them out and what fun I had! I used a Melissa Frances paints and just added color all around! Taking the Winnie And Walter This Awesome House, I stamped it with VersaMark ink several times using my MISTI tool. I then added American Crafts Zing Gold embossing powder and heat embossed. I did this twice to get a rugged look like the designers had!! I added Copic Markers to the door and frame to add dimension. I then stamped the Welcome Home, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink several times. Using 2 different size circle dies, I cut the watercolor and gold glitter cardstock by American Crafts out with my Platinum 6 machine. I used the Spellbinders decorative circle die for the frame of the whole tag. Added beautiful turquoise ribbon to finish.
 Ellen Hutson's 12Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge-Day 4
Thank you for all the inspiration and am loving how beautiful and glitzy all the tags are looking!
I have 2 adult children that work out of town and thought this would be special for one of them as a gift tag!
Other Challenges I am entering this in:
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Gift It (Gift tag)

3D Snowflake Tag for Day 1

I was so inspired by Jennifer's Video and wishing I had more Hero Arts fabulous dies like she showed us!! I did have an X-cut Snowflake so that is what I came to use for today's Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge Day 1.
  I die cut the Docrafts X-cut Snowflake; thick white cardstock; Fiskars scissors; Ranger Crystal Lacquer; May Arts red tinsel string.
Other Challenges I am entering this into are:
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Gift It-(gift tag)