Monday, October 31, 2011
I don't celebrate Halloween but I sure have fun making cards for people who do! I made this card for a co-worker to give to her friend and just love that green paper with the skull on it in the background. And, how cool is that matching rhinestone on the little spider?
Have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - Halloween Party (WMS), DP - Phantom Collection (Pink Paislee), Rhinestone (Swarovsky), Ribbon (Memriemare), Cuttlebug, Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!)
I stamped a buff ivory panel with some text and then punched the bottom edge with a border punch and hten attached it to a light kraft base. I tore a page from a small journal, stamped it with the flower image and sentiment and then added photo corners for a vintage feel. I finished the card with some film strip ribbon and some similar hemp cord.
While I made this card for a friend who recently lost her grandfather, I was also inspired by a 24 year old motorcyclist who succumbed to injuries suffered during a race last weekend. My husband and I are big Moto GP fans and have traveled around the country and Europe watching some really amazing riders. One of our recent favorites and a brilliant up-and-comer was Marco Simoncelli. He was a joy to watch and always seemed to be having the time of his life both on and off track. We were lucky enough to see him and talk to him when we were in Indianapolis for the race in August and that's where my hubby took this photo. Ciao Sic, I will miss you terribly.
Supplies: Stamps - Text It (WMS), Cherish (Hero Arts), Cardstock (TKO), Filmstrip Ribbon (Tim Holtz), white gel pen, Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Hemp Twine (TKO), Journal Page (TKO), Border Punch (SU!), Photo Corners (Michael's)
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I hope you can play along with us this week! Remember to link up by next Friday morning for a chance at being chosen Top Mouse and also one random participant will win their very own stamp set! Fun!!
Supplies: Stamps - Nordic Winter, Seasonal Remedies, Sewing Box Christmas, Very Vintage Christmas (WMS), Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Fall Foliage (SU!), Striped Ribbon (SU!), Twine/Bells (Crafta), Felt (PTI), Ink - Real Red, Basic Black (SU!), Staz-On, Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Tag (Etsy), Stickles
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I started with a piece of buff ivory cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 5.5 and covered it with strips of paper tape. Trim the excess tape with scissors.
I cut a circle from the buff ivory cardstock and a coordinating scalloped circle from some patterned paper. I then stamped some foliage images; once in green that will be the background image, and others in dark brown which I cut out and popped up using foam squares. I attached the two circles together and attached them to the taped base using a Christmas decorative brad. I cut a smaller circle from the buff ivory and stamped it with the Christmas greeting which is revealed when the larger circle is rotated.This is a fun and easy way to change up your "normal" folded cards that could even be sent as postcards simply by addressing the back!
Supplies: Stamps - Festive Foliage, Compliments of the Season (WMS), Paper Tape (7 Gypsies), Cardstock - Buff Ivory (TKO), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (SU!), Cuttlebug, Dies (Spellbinders), Brad (TKO), DP (Anna Griffin), Foam Squares
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I made this card based on this week's Tuesday Trigger photo over at the Moxie Fab World blog -I have some wonderful new Island Indigo cardstock that I thought matched the fabric of the dress perfectly, stamped and embossed a flourish to match the pattern of the skirt, and added some glass glitter and a layer of pearl grey cardstock to match the pretty greys of the dress. I finished the card with some pretty white crochet trim to match the lacy hem.
Supplies: Stamps - Flourish 30-15 (RN), Cardstock - Island Indigo (SU!), Pearl Grey (Core'dinations), Select White (PTI), Glass Glitter (Stampendous), Cuttlebug, Labels 10 (Spellbinders), Ink - White Craft (SU!), White Embossing Powder (SU!), Edge Punch (Fiskars), Crochet Trim (May Arts)
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Happy Saturday, friends!! I hope you've all had a great week and are ready for another fun challenge at Waltzingmouse!! This week we have this fabby sketch from DT member, Kelly -
Part of the fun of sketch challenges, for me, is seeing all of the different variations you all take as you create from the sketch inspiration! As you can see from my card, I didn't use circles but still placed the elements in the same places (well, I guess I flipped it over, too, lol!) All that is to say, do what you want and have fun!!
I stamped two labels from the Labels 14 set, and added the sentiment from Very Vintage Christmas (the first set I ever purchased from WMS and still one of my favorites!!). I stamped the holly leaves and embossed them in silver (inspired by one of the DT recently but I can't remember who - I'm so sorry!), then added some red berries covered in chunky glitter. I finished the card with some pretty red seam binding.
Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch! Link up by Friday and you'll have a chance to be named Top Mouse and/or win a set of your choice!! Wowza!!
Supplies: Stamps - Very Vintage Christmas, Vintage Labels 14, Festive Foliage, DP - Jolly By Golly (Cosmo Cricket), Cardstock - Select White (PTI), Ink - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red (SU!), Versamark, Glitter/Embossing Powder (Martha Stewart Crafts), Seam Binding (SU!)
Monday, October 17, 2011
I made this card featuring a light kraft card base, a distressed vampire blood label stamped onto buff ivory cardstock over some of my new Prima patterned papers. I finished the card with some seam binding and a spooky cameo.
I can't wait to see your spooky creations! Link up by next Sunday for a chance to make our Top 3 and to win a Kraft Outlet gift certificate!
Supplies: Cardstock - Light Kraft, Buff Ivory (TKJ), Stamps - Wanda's Pantry (SU!), Ink - Riding Hood Red (SU!), Old Paper Distress (Tim Holtz), Seam Binding (7 Gypsies), Cameo (Your Scrapbook Supply), Distressing Tool (Making Memories)
I made this card using papers from my new Farmhouse collection from Crate Paper and my (new to me) Teeny Trees stamp set (why oh why did it take me so long to buy this one?!) :) I first stamped the large label from Very Vintage Labels 10 and cut it out. I stamped the trees and bent the sentiment around the curve of the label and stamped it. I stamped the leaves with my new Perfect Pearls using gold, copper, and bronze pearls - I think it really looks like fall! I finished the card with some beautiful brown ribbon trim, button brads, and some faux pearls.
Thanks for visiting today and I can't wait to hit the dance floor and see what you all made!
Supplies: Stamps - Teeny Trees, Vintage Labels 10 (WMS), DP - Farmhouse Collection (Crate Paper), Cardstock - Lunch Bag Kraft (TKO), Perfect Pearls, Dies - Labels 10 (Spellbinders), Pearls (Martha Stewart Crafts), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango (SU!), Ribbon (La Stephanoise), Button Brads (SU!)
Sunday, October 16, 2011
There is a hop route for you to follow at the bottom of this post. And, so you won’t get lost, each one of us will have this list to help you on your journey. Make sure to comment at every stop so you can be eligible for an amazing prize - your choice of one of several new stamp sets!!
Thanks so much for hopping by and I hope you get some wonderful inspiration from my fellow DT members -
Jennifer Cuthbertson (you are here)
Supplies: Stamps - Pilgrim Boy, Sentiment (RN), DP - Farmhouse Collection (Crate Paper), Fabric Tape (7 Gypsies), Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Stickles, Copic Markers, Cardstock - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Select Cream (PTI)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The box is pretty basic - a 4.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock scored in the center and then again diagonally on both "halves." When you fold it up, you end up with a flat triangle. I added a strip of black cardstock to the bottom and a stamped strip of cardstock above the hat brim. Two label 4 dies and a sheet of the metallic cardstock from Spellbinders made the buckle.
I hope you like my little Halloween treat box and that I'll see you participate this week! I can't wait to see your take on this sketch!!
Supplies: Stamps - Halloween Party (WMS), Cardstock - Basic Black (SU!), Dies/Metal (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, DP (Recollections), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Silver (Encore), Ribbon (MemrieMare)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I chose to ink the birds up in black and make a Halloween scene complete with a big, black satin ribbon and some pretty crystal stick pins. I finished the card with the Halloween sentiment which I brushed with copper Perfect Pearls for a shimmery touch.
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Birds in Trees, Happy Halloween (RN), Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Perfect Pearls, Ribbon (my stash), Stick Pins (Maya Road)
Monday, October 10, 2011
This week the challenge is to use die cuts in your creations. I ended up layering a couple of stamped label die cuts over a kraft pillow box to make this festive holiday gift container. These great pillow boxes are the perfect size for little treats or a gift card!
I stamped the pillow box with a snowflake pattern in silver to give it an extra festive touch and used chipboard flag die cuts and coordinating die cut flag stickers to make the little "to/from" flags which were glued on to toothpicks and tucked behind the labels. The little box was finished with a big red bow.
I hope to see you play along this week! Just by linking up your creation featuring kraft cardstock or products purchased at The Kraft Outlet, you will be eligible to be part of our Top 3 and also have a chance to win a voucher! Fun!!
Supplies: Pillow Box (TKO), Stamps - Very Vintage Christmas, Holiday Labels 14 (WMS), Ink - Silver (Encore), Black/Riding Hood Red (SU!), Cardstock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Chipboard Flags/Stickers (Jenni Bowlin), toothpicks/ribbon (my stash)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I wanted to use the colors as well as the apple theme of this wonderful parfait and found my new Farmhouse papers to be the perfect fall background! I picked out the red paper with the apples (or are they cherries? I'm not so sure anymore, lol!) and toned the red down using some distress ink - tip courtesy of my friend Belinda!
I stamped the label and sentiment on a coordinating patterned paper and finished the card with some pearls and crochet trim representing the whipped cream. Yummy! I'd love to dip into that lovely dessert right now... :)
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamps - Labels 10, Say it Loud Holiday (WMS), DP - Farmhouse Collection (Crate Paper), Cardstock - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (SU!), Crochet Trim (May Arts), Pearls (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I started off with a few different patterned papers from the Country Estate collection and stamped the flowers and leaves on different papers. I love all of the patterns and how they tie so well with the background paper I chose. That is the fun of using sheets from a collection. Remember those old rules about patterns not going with patterns? Well, throw it out the window and have fun with your papers!! :)
I stamped the flowers from Roses in Bloom, cut both out (I cut around the interior edge to give the centers some dimension) then stamped and cut the leaves. I used a die to cut the little notebook page from some cream cardstock then stamped it with some text from Text-It and then added the sentiment from Eat Cake. I'm really happy with how soft and pretty this card came out!
If you've never played along, I encourag you to do so this week! If you don't have any WMS, there are a ton of freebies in the store that you can use! And, if you do play, you'll have a chance to be Top Mouse and win your very own set! What's better than free WMS? :)
Supplies: Stamps - Roses in Bloom, Text-It, Eat Cake (WMS), DP - Country Estate Collection (Webster's Pages), Cardstock - Select White, Vintage Cream (PTI), Notebook Die (PTI), Ink - Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (SU!), foam squares
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I stamped a panel of white cardstock with the cherub flourish and added it to a black card base. I then stamped the large poster stamp onto some white cardstock and then distressed the edges a bit to set it apart from the background. I was inspired by the French feel of the card to make a "garter" along the edge by layering a couple pieces of ribbon and then adding some rhinestones. Fun!
Thank you, as always, for visiting my little corner of the crafty world! I sincerely appreciate all of you! :)
Supplies: Stamps - Opera Set (RN), Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!), Ink - Riding Hood Red, Basic Black (SU!), Corner Chomper, Lace/Trim (La Stephanoise), Rhinestones (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Monday, October 3, 2011
Happy Monday! It is challenge day at The Kraft Journal where we're going for lavish layers! This is a fun one - I hope you can play along!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Happy Saturday, everyone! What a week! Two busy ones in a row for me and I haven't had much crafty time at all lately! But, what better way to get your crafty mojo going that a fabulous new sketch at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! Today we have a fabby sketch from Claire that is perfect for this time of year - I decided to make a Halloween tag and was fortunate enough to play with the new Hocus Pocus set when I met up with a couple of ladies from the WMS forum for an afternoon of crafting fun! I used some fun patterned paper to stamp with the sentiment, fence, and crows from the set. Stamped the witch silhouette, cut it out, and mounted it to the circle. I added a few orange rhinestones to decorate the top of the fence. I applied the circle to a label 5 cut out which I covered with some spider web paper and tied a ribbon and some gold twine to the top.
I'd love to know if you're planning to join us this week - leave me a note and I'll go look for your project! :) Remember, you have a chance to win a set of your very own WMS just for playing! Awesome!
Supplies: Stamps - Hocus Pocus (WMS), DP - Eerie Collection (Basic Gray), Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!), Dies - Labels 5, Small Circles (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Ribbon (MemrieMare), Twine/Rhinestones (Crafta)