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Frightfully Delightful!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Frankie – TT021 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Frightfully Delightful – FF054 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Frankie is all set for Hallowe’en this year with his little pumpkin full of candy. We used to use a pillow case when we were younger to get a lot more goodies when we went Trick or Treating. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with stamping the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut around the image leaving a small white border. I coloured in the image and then used Copic C0 to go around all of the edges. I fussy cut around the sentiment and applied Copic Y17 around the edges. I put this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then applied it to some scrap yellow cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiment.

Using my Cricut Explore, I die cut the Haunted House from the Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge and the Haunted Tree from the October 31 Cricut Cartridge. I decided to cut the second layer of the haunted house out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card rather than solid cardstock. This gave me the chance to colour in the windows, doors, shutters and moon the way I wanted to in order to make it more spooky with Copic Markers. The moon was coloured in with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber and Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes. Using glue, I pieced everything together for the Haunted house.

My card was now ready to assemble. I started with a 6″ x 6″ base card made from AC Cardstock – White. I cut the bats background to the same size from Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper pack. I applied this directly to the base with double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush I inked around all of the edges and across the top of the card to darken the sky a little bit. Next, I die cut the grass using my Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper and Lawn Fawn – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. I applied this directly to the bottom of the card using liquid glue. I applied glue to the haunted tree and haunted house and then applied both of them directly to background. Frankie and the sentiment were both popped up on the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Frankie – TT021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Frightfully Delightful – FF054 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Echo Park – I Love Halloween, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″

Die Cut:Lawn Fawn – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Cut

Cricut Die Cuts: – October 31 – Haunted Tree (#M3DCC2), Holiday Cakes – Haunted House – (#M40A62)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Brother Scan and Cut, Xyron Create a Sticker and Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Cricut Explore

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BV23, BV20, G00, BG93, BG90, R29, R24 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: 100, B39, B32, C9, C7, C5, C3, PrismaColor Premier – Black

Jacket and Pants: V99, V95, V93, V91

Shirt: C9, C7, C5

Shoes: 100, C10, C9, C7, C5, C3

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Pumpkin: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12, Y15, Y08, C10

Candy: V09, V06, V04, YG17, YG13, YG11

House Background: V17, V15, V09, V06, V04, Y17, Y08, Y04, C3, C2, BV20

Shadow below Frankie: YG17, YG13

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Happy Birthday MVP!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Touchdown Trevor – R027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Both of my brothers were All Stars when they played Football in High-School a long time ago. Sports were always a big part of our lives growing up and for a lot of our family, they still are!!!

To make my card this week, the image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image and then I coloured it in with Copic markers. For the background, I used my Cricut Explore to die cut the football and goal post using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper with an image from 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party. Using pre-cut stencils for clouds, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush to create them. I added in the grass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Black, brown and yellow cardstock were added behind the cut-out. The sentiment was cut with my cutter and the corners were snipped off with scissors. To give it an edge, I went around the cut sentiment with Copic marker – E23.

To assemble the card, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) for the base. 2-sided tape was applied to the back of the coloured background image and it was attached directly to the base. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the back of the coloured image and back of sentiment and applied to the top of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Touchdown Trevor – R027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″), Yellow Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Cricut Die Cuts: 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie , Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set (Used both to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Cricut Explore

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Browns: E29, E27, E25, E23

Gold: E15, Y35, Y108, YR24

Pants: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Father’s Day – Golfing!


Welcome One Crazy Stamper Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and I’m back to share a Father’s Day card that I made for my Father-In-Law using Bob Loves Golf  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Bob Loves Golf (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Paper: Recollections – Bright and Basic – 6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Miscellaneous Tools: Cricut Explore, Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Lucky Clover, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R22, R20

Hair: C6, C4, N0

On the Green: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Shoes: E29, E25, E23, E53, E51, E50

Tam and Shorts, Socks: B04, B02, B00

Shirt: Y02, Y00, Y000

Glasses: N4, B000

Golf Club: N4, N2, N0, C6

Golf Bag: B29, B26, B23, YG07, YG05, YG03, N4, N2, N0

Golf Club Covers: YG07, YG05, B00

Golf Ball: C2, C0

Tee: B29, B23

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the One Crazy Stamper blog, and the One Crazy Stamper Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for all of my Chinese friends and co-workers this year. Unfortunately, the camera didn’t co-operate with me very well for taking the pictures of the card!!! I can see myself in the reflection!!! LOL!

 

For the front I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space to cut out the images for the sentiments. Compliments of CraftDirect free SVG file.

The dog is from Cricut Cartridge – A Quilted Christmas. I just trimmed off the ball in Cricut Design Space using the Slice tool before executing the actual cut using my Cricut Explore.

The lanterns were done using Craftin Desert Divas – Dragon Festival clear stamps, Versa Mark ink and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder.

On the inside of the card, I used Craftin Desert Divas – Dragon Festival clear stamps, Versa Mark ink and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder for the dragon and Recollections Valentine’s Day Clear Stamps and Die.

Sentiments – Craftin Desert Divas – Dragon Festival stamp set.

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone! Wishing you all joy, luck, good fortune and good health!!

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad


Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there today!

Sharing a card that I made for my dad who LIVES to fish! Saw these characters on the Marjorieanne site and just knew that I had to have them.

It reminded me of when I used to go fishing with my dad when I was younger.

Used Cricut Explore and and file “fishingwithdad_marjorieanndesigns039887” .svg cutting files for characters, scene and fish, on the front and inside of the card. Inked around all edges with various Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours and used Xyron Create-a-sticker to aid in putting all of the little pieces together.

Created clouds and background water with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie.

Background paper – Gone Fishing PA-0909 – American Traditions Designs.

Inside the card.

Card background is actually white, but it shows up as a light grey here.

Sentiment is from – Your Next Stamp – Keepin’ it Reel – CYNS388.

My dad loved it! Hope you do too!

Valentine for Vet 2017 from Boo


Hi There,

Sharing the card that I made for the vet from out black cat “Boo” for Valentine’s Day.

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Here is a close-up:

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For the inside I wrote a little sentiment from “Boo” to our vet and his wonderful staff.

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Kittens are from Kadoodle Bug Designs – DS Cute Kitty Valentine.

For sentiment on front page used imported image from Cricut Cartrige –  Holiday Cakes  – Happy Valentine’s Day  #M3F6FB  into Cricut Design Space and then cut with Cricut Explore.

Cut out frame for image with Spellbinders S4-353 – Labels Twenty-Four and then edged with Tim Holtz – Festive Berries.

Coloured both images with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. Used Sakura Glaze – Black for his eyes, nose and whiskers.

They loved it! Hope you do too!

Sorry for the late posting!

 

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Hubby


Hi There,

Sharing the Valentine’s Card that I made for my
wonderful husband this year.

A little late in posting on-line.

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Here is a close-up:

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On the inside:

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Close-Up:

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All Images by: Simply Betty from her FanPageImages collection.

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Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Stamped background – Local King Rubber Stamp – Words (1) on the white hearts.

Coloured image with Copic markers.

My husband loved it! Hope you do to.

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Mom


Sharing a Valentine’s Day card that I made for my
mom and dad this year.

 

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Here is a close-up:

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Image by: faeryink_doodlebug_vdaylollipop

Image coloured with Copic Markers and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen for highlights on eyes.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

Year of the Rooster – 2017


Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Sharing the card that I made for some friends and co-workers this year.

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Inside:

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To create this card I imported the image from: Cricut Cartridge – Wall Decor and More: Rooster #M4683B and  #M41A33.

I uploaded the images into Cricut Design Space and then cut with my Cricut Explore.

I used a mixture of stamps from Jaded Blossom (Chinese New Year) and Craftin Desert Diva’s (Dragon Festival) for the front and inside of the card.

Stamped using Versamark and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder.

Hope you like it!

 

Miss Kate Cuttables – Guest Designer


 

 

Surprise!  I’m a guest designer for Miss Kate Cuttables again this year! Miss Kate Cuttables offers awesome freebie designs everyday and I always look forward to them. I also love their designs and their new paper is great too! I just had to have it as it goes so well with their designs!

I LOVE Christmas and make over 55 cards every year to give to family and friends. I thought why not start early this year and so I made a Christmas themed card for my guest spot.

Using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space I uploaded Miss Kate Cuttables “boy-winter-deer-1016” (https://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/boy-winter-deer.php). I thought he was sooo cute! Added some Ranger Glossy Accents to his nose and eyes.  Wink of Stella – GL Green 040 was used on the ear muffs.

Here is a close-up of the little reindeer.

 

Also, uploaded one of my all time favourite trees from Miss Kate Cuttables – snowy-tree-10-07-15 (https://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/freebie-of-the-day-snowy-tree.php). I’ve used this tree on so many of my cards. Added some glitter with Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen.

The background paper is from Miss Kate Cuttables – “mkd-winter-woodland-paper-collection” – winter woodland reindeer.jpg (https://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/winter-woodland-paper-collection.php). Printed out the digital image on my HP Printer and then sized it to 6″ x 6″ and edge around the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint.

Behind the reindeer the paper is from American Crafts – Holiday collection – 6 x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm). Used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to cut out the square and then edged around the sides of the small square with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

The hills were made with Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5″ x 11″ and Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cut dies.  Then used  Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass along the tops of the hills.

“Merry Christmas” ribbon is by Celebrate It!

Miss Kate Cuttables, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your guest design team again this year. It truly is a great honour and it made me so happy!

 

Happy Birthday Frog on Lilly Pad


Hi There,

Sharing the latest card that I made using Lilly Pad image from Scrappers Delights and Frog from Treasure Box Designs.

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Coloured in lilly pad with Copic Markers.

Flower – RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, Y17, Y06

Lilly Pad – G94, YG95, YG65, YG17, YG07

Background was created using watercolour paper and Ken Oliver Crafts – Color Burst – Fushcia, Turquoise and Ultramarine Blue.

Sentiment was stamped with Versamark – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Stamp is from Jaded Blossom – SuperSized Birthday Greetings.

Hope you like it!

Entered into Scrappers Delights Progressive Challenge which can be found here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

Christmas Bear


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made using Too Cute By Jessica – Christmas Animals SVG Cuts designed by Jesssica Owens 2014.

Using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space, I uploaded the images and then cut the pieces out for the little bear.

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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For the eyes, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil, black chalk for the shadow and Pigma Micron 01 black marker for the eyelashes.

The background papers are from lawn fawn – Perfectly Plaid 6 x6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm) and Recollections – All Seasons 6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm).

My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies were used for framing the bear.

Hope you like it!

Boo’s Hallowe’en Card to Vet 2016


Hi There,

For those of you that follow me, you all know that I have a cat named “Boo”.  She was a rescue cat and we were so lucky to get her. She was 6.5 years old at the time and is now a little over 13 years old. We love her sooo much! She turned out to be extremely loveable and we couldn’t be happier with her!

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Since her name was “Boo” we didn’t change it and I made a card for the vet from her for Hallowe’en. How could I not?? She was the perfect Hallowe’en cat. LOL! As a result, it is now a tradition for me to make cards for the vet and his staff for all of the special holidays and occasions from “Boo”.

This is the card that I made for this year.

The front of the card is made using stamps from Hampton Art Clear Stamps and Recollections Clear Stamps.

Background papers are from Pebbles – Tricks and Treats – 6 x 6 Paper pad.

Sentiment is from Cricut – Autumn Celebrations – Happy Halloween #M38C94 and  My Creative Time – Too Cute to Spook.

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This inside was made using .svg cuts from Marjorie Ann Designs \ Kristi W. Designs – Scaredy Cats and Little Scraps of Heaven “Boo Ghost”.

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Here are some close-ups:

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On the back of the card,  I used an svg from Miss Kate Cuttables called “witch-in-moon-10-25-16”.

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Hope you like it! Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

Meowy Christmas


Sharing a card made from Too Cute By Jessica – Christmas Animals SVG Cuts designed by Jesssica Owens 2014.

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Here is a close-up of the image.

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Using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space, I uploaded the images and then cut the pieces out for the cat and wreath.

I decided to add some layers to the wreath using Martha Stuart branch punch and then adding some Xmas Red stickles to make some holly.

For the eyes, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.  I drew in some eyelashes with Pigma Micron 01 black marker, but you can’t really see them. Thought it would be a cool idea to use black thread for the whiskers to show up.

Sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Stamp used is from Jaded Blossom Stamps – Meow and Forever.

Die cuts are from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies.

Embossing folder used – Swiss Dots was then used on the scalloped die cut and on oval – Christmas Ornaments on Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″.

Background paper is from American Crafts – Holiday – 6 x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper pack.

Hope you like it!

 

Birthday Rock Star


Back to share another birthday card that I made using a freebie from Kenny K Stamps called “Mad Skillz” Singer and Rapper.

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Here is a close-up of the coloured image.

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Music notes are from Campin’ Critters Cricut Cartridge – Music Badge – #M31A26.

Sentiment is from Life’s A Party Cricut Cartridge – Party Like A Rock Star – #M37398.
Balloon Dies are from My Creative Time – Stitched Large Balloons.
Background paper – Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad.
Background paper – Large balloon – My Mind’s Eye – Happy Day – 6″ x 6″ paper pad.
Small Balloon – Coloured in using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Rasberry.
Coloured image using Spectrum Noir Markers.
Skin: FS2, FS4, TN4, FS3, FS9

Eyes, Bangle and Top: GT1, GT2, GT3

Lips: DR4, DR6, CR7

Hair: TN2, TN4, TN9, OR1, OR3

Tongue: PP1, PP2, PP3

Pants and Hat: TB4, TB5, TB7

Mouth- CR1, CR2, CR3

Shoes – TB1, TB2, TB3, IG1, IG2, IG3

Hope you like it!

 

MKC Guest Designer


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Surprise everybody!!! I am guest designer for today on Miss Kate Cuttables. I was so happy when I discovered her site a few years back. I check back everyday to see what the new Freebie file is and I use her cuts a lot in my cards. When I found out that I was being offered a guest spot on her site, I was SUPER excited. I love doing all kinds of crafts and especially cardmaking. I make a lot of Birthday and Christmas cards every year. For today, I decided to showcase some Christmas cards I made using these 2 files from Miss Kate Cuttables. (Santa Paws and Frosty Fun).

For the first card I used the files which can be found here (http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/santa-paws-cat.php#).

 

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Here is a closer look.

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I cut out the images using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space. Then used my Xyron to assemble the pieces easier. After assembling the items, I used Clear Wink of Stella on “Santa”, the holly and the bow. On the leaves, I used Wink of Stella – Green 040.

For the face on the cat, I used Peachy Keen Stamps – PK110 Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment. Used StazOn – Jet Black ink and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Brightened up the eyes using Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Adding a touch of pink, green and red markers to accentuate the eyes and mouth.

Patterned paper is from Bo Bunny –  Silver and Gold Collection Paper – 6 x 6 in pad.

Square stitched backgrounds is cut out using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Went around paper background edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo.

For my next card, I used the files from “Frosty Fun” which can be found here (http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/frosty-fun.php#)

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Here is a closer look.

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Used Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint to go around the edge of the card. Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper for the snow scene and igloo. Aleene’s Glitter Snow below the feet and igloo. Extra snowflakes from Holiday Time – Snowflake Stickers – Forever in Time.

Background paper – Recollections – Blue Christmas – 6 x 6 in. paper pad. Edging – Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass.

Below are the files that I used.

Santa Paws SVG cat clipart cat svg cute cat clip art christmas svg               Frosty Fun SVG cutting files snow svg files winter svg cut files penguin svg files cute clipart

Hope you like them!

Miss Kate Cuttables, thanks again so much for allowing me to be a Guest Designer on your site today. I enjoyed making the cards and had fun using the files.

 

 

 

 

 

Reindeer and Duck Christmas Cards


Hi There,

Sharing a couple of cards made from Too Cute By Jessica – Christmas Animals SVG Cuts designed by Jesssica Owens 2014.

Using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space, I uploaded the images and then cut the pieces out for the little animals.

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Here is a close-up of the image:

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For the eyes on both cards, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil, black chalk for the shadow and Pigma Micron 01 black marker for the eyelashes.

For the background snow, I used White Permanent Chalk Marker on blue cardstock.

The background papers are from Pebbles – Home for Christmas paper pad – 36 papers- 6 x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm).

My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies were used for framing the deer.

For the mound of snow I used Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″ and Lawn Cuts – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Fawn.

Ribbon banner is from Craftin Desert Diva’s –  “Flag Banner Dies”

Sentiment – My Creative Time – Prehistoric Holidays Stamp Set.

Using the same die cut set, I also made this cute little duck card.

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Here is a close up:

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For the music background paper, I stamped the musical notes with Recollections – Capturing Special Memories wooden stamp, Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Then I inked up the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo.

The patterned paper behind the duck is from American Crafts – “Holiday” 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm).

The patterned paper above the musical notes is from Heidi Swapp – HS01073 – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm).

Sentiment – Craftin Desert Divas’s – Holly Day Punnies – VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Die Cuts used – Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fancy Stitched Label Dies.

Hope you like them!

 

Carousel Card


Hi There,

Stopping by to share a carousel card that I made using Too Cute by Jessica .svg cuts from Scrapbooking Mice – Jessica Owens 2016 and HB2U Car – Jessica Owens 2015.

I wanted to make a unique and different card using the Scrapbooking mice, so I decided to make it a step-by-step card using a carousel look.

Used largest die from Marianne Design CR1236 to make doilies for joining papers to make the carousel.

Here a few different views of the card.

Front – Closed and side view.

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Open view – looking down.

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Here are the steps on how I put this card together in more detail.

Uploaded all files into Cricut Design Space and then cut out pieces with Cricut Explore.

Front of card – HB2U Car.

Balloons from Craftin Desert Diva’s Party Dies. Balloon strings from My Creative Time – Stitched Circle Balloon Dies.

Background paper from Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads.

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All instructions – Typed out on laptop in word and then printed out. Die cut backgrounds using Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames. Smallest die cut from Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set – (YNSD214) All highlights on eyes and nose are done using Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Background frames for all Mice are from Cricut. Background papers are all from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad.

Stage 1 of Carousel. Mouse #1.  Put together.

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Stage 1 of Carousel. Mouse #1.  Separate pics before joining together.

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Here is a close up of Mouse #1.

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Stage 2 of Carousel. Mouse # 2.  Put together.

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Stage 2 of Carousel. Mouse #2.  Separate pics before joining together.

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Here is a close up of Mouse #2.

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Stage 3 of Carousel. Mouse #3.  Put together.

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Stage 3 of Carousel. Mouse #3.  Separate pics before joining together.

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Here is a close up of Mouse #3.

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Stage 4 of Carousel. Mouse #4.  Put together.

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Stage 4 of Carousel. Mouse #4.  Separate pics before joining together.

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Here is a close up of Mouse #4. Carousel-P8-CU

Hope you like it!

 Entered into contest: http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/07/cut-it-up-100-anything-goes.html.

Winter Polar Bear


Hi There,

Thought I’d share another Christmas card that I just finished for this year. Only about 45 more to go!!!!

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To make this card I used the .svg cut from Too Cute By Jessica called Winter Polar Bear – Designer Jessica Owens 2015 and cut it out on my Cricut Explore after I finished uploading the image in Cricut Design Space. Used Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, General’s Charcoal white for the eyes and Pigma Micron 03 black marker for the eyelashes.

Added some Clear – Wink of Stella on the red portion of the candy cane and  Wink of Stella – Glitter White on the white pieces.

Ranger Stickles Yellow Glitter Glue for the centre of the pointsettia.

Here is a close-up of the bear.

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All patterened papers are from Pebbles – Home for Christmas paper pad – 36 papers- 6 x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm).

Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and Memento Dew Drop – Lady Bug ink.

Sentiment is from Popcorn the Bear – Christmas Collection. Also used Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies. Stamped sentiment with Versamark and then used Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies were used for framing the bear.

Hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

Birthday Card for Brother


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for my younger brother’s birthday. I typed the sentiment for the front on my computer and printed it out.

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs – Sassy Police Officer. Printed it out on my computer and used Spectrum Noir Markers to colour it in.

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Here is a close up:

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For the road, I used My Creative Time – My Creative Time – More Stitched Edges.

Then I created the white lines using – Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point.

For the frame around the image, I used Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames.

For the frame around sentiment, used Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fancy Stitched Label Dies.

Clouds are made using Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 Pierced Clouds Die and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean.

Added in background birthday paper and some Birthday sequins to finish it off.

My brother like it, hope you do to!