Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sun, Sand and Surf....What Better Way to say Happy Birthday!

Hello Everyone,

My card today is a pop-up box card. I really love these cards because they lay flat so they can easily go into a regular envelope and secondly, what a great surprise to pull this card out and watch it fold down to reveal all the detail put into the card.



The theme for this Birthday card is a beach theme because the recipient of this card loves to travel to warm destinations. For this card, I used Bazzill Basics cardstock in Turquoise Mist and Kraft. I found this really amazing sand printed paper at Michaels, along with several different stickers from Recollections and Jolee's Boutique. I also used a special pattern paper for the bottom section of the card that looks like seaweed and different underwater plants.


I used my Cricut to cut out the 60 for my front greeting and printed the Happy and Birthday using Adobe Illustrator. That is my go-to program for all my greetings unless I have a stamp I really like.


The dimensions of this card when folded flat is 5x7. Each panel is 2.5in wide. There is lots of space to make all kinds of details on this card.


Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

More Tin Pin Fun with Surf Owl!

Happy Hump Day everyone!!

For today's card, I used the stamp set as my previous owl card, only this guy is riding a surfboard! I really enjoy making these fun tin pin cards. The little tin pin adds such a cool touch to your cards.


For this card, I used Bazzill Basics paper in Tropical and Mocha Divine. The patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs "Sweet Summer" paper pack. I cut out the front piece with a die from Spellbinders and used Memento ink to create the sunset. The ocean waves were created by using a piece of cardstock cut out in waves and stamped with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.



I don't normally use the phrase that comes with stamps set, but I really liked this one. I cut out a circle on the Tropical blue cardstock using a Spellbinders circle die and stamped the wording on to a white piece of cardstock. I traced the inner circle from my die onto the white cardstock and cut it out with scissors. I added foam adhesive squares on the back and added it to my card.


I carefully cut out the owl on the surfboard and adhered him to my sunset background. I added some gloss Mod Podge and then hot glued on the tin pin face. The owl is coloured in with Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Crazy Cute Cards by Cricut

Hello everyone,

Today's card is one from the Cricut cartridge Crazy Cute Cards. This cartridge has several cards that link together or are layered to give the cards depth. There are so many cute cards to make such as a toaster with two slices of bread that remove to write a message on or a salt and pepper shaker. The card I chose was a floral heart card called Mother's Day Bouquet. It's such a pretty card, it doesn't have to be just for Mother's Day.


For this card, I used different scraps of my Bazzill Basics cardstock. That's the best part about using your Cricut, most of the cuts can use cardstock scraps. There are instructions on how to assemble this card here, https://help.cricut.com/cartridge-library. You can download any book that comes with any cartridge through this link.


The outside flower connects to keep the card closed. Once you open the card there is a heart-shaped card that removes to write or stamp your message. There is a little pocket to slip your message in. The Cricut also cuts out a matching envelope that perfectly fits your card.


If you have a Cricut I really recommend this cartridge. I've used this before to make a really cute Jukebox card. So check out the cartridge on the Cricut website or if you have Design Space for Cricut this cartridge is free with your monthly subscription.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Shake Shake Shake! It's a Fairy Shaker Card!

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Todays card is a shaker card. These cards are so fun to make and to give. They are surprisingly easy to make. I was given some instructions from my local scrapbook supply store and I watched a few YouTube videos before I started making these cards. So if you're not familiar, check out YouTube for some instructional videos. I recommend Jennifer McGuire Ink. 



To make this card you will need some foam tape, I used X-Press It foam tape. I used Bazzill Basics paper in Sour Apple and Pollen. The popsicle paper is from a paper pack by Doodlebug design Inc. I cut out a banner from a die set by Spellbinders. The inside stamp is from Pink Cat Studios, unfortunatly you can't get this digital stamp from their site anymore. I used Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons to colour in the Fairy. 


I purchased an assortment of sequins to use in shaker cards. Because the card is small, I used only small sequins. I also added a drop of Glossy Accents to the lollypop the little fairy is holding to give it some dimension. I felt it needed a little something extra, so I added the gems to go around the circle. This card is so cute, my daughter can't wait to give it to her friend for her birthday.

Well that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Art Impressions Golden Oldies Norm!

Hello! Happy Saturday. Today I am showing a card I made for a birthday. It features Art Impressions Norm. This grumpy looking fellow is the perfect character for an "old mans" birthday!




I really enjoy this line of stamps because they all have their own personality. I used Kraft cardstock for the card. I used my Cricut to cut out the card and write the verse on the front. I used Bazzill Basics - Evening Surf cardstock for the bottom layer and Authentique cardstock from a paper pad I have called Explore. I cut out the oval using my Spellbinders oval die set and then stamped the Norm image on. He is coloured in using Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons. I added ribbon and gold brads to the corners.


Check out the Art Impressions website www.artimpressions.com for more stamps and even card ideas using their stamps. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tin Pin Fun!

Hi Everyone, 

I found these super cute cling mounted rubber stamps and flat back "tin pin" embellishments at my local craft store and just had to buy them. They are made by Darcie's Heart & Home. There are so many beautiful little people, animals and food that they are sure to get your creativity flowing!



For my Santa card, I used Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons. I prefer to use these for several reasons. They can be used on any paper, they blend really well, I find I have more control when colouring with them and they are cheaper than Copic markers. I used Bazzill Basics classic red and limeade. I used Bella Blvd "Santas on the Move" paper and the Darcie's Heart & Home cling mounted stamp set "Happy Holla Days". I also used the Darcie's Heart & Home matching "tin pin" embellishment. 


This is such a cute card to give to someone, simply because it's one of a kind. I also purchased the "Best Wave" set with little owls and the matching "tin pin" embellishments. It was such a fun card to make. I also found this super summery paper pack at my local scrapbook store, from Doodlebug Design Inc. called Sweet Summer. 


If you are interested in these stamps and embellishments here is the website http://darciesllc.3dcartstores.com. Check it out! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Oh Christmas Tree....How Beautiful You Are!

Hello Everyone!!

I am super excited to share this card with you. I recently purchased two new dies from Karen Burniston to make Christmas Cards with. This is the pop up Christmas Tree card. The die comes with everything you need to make this fantastic card. 



I used Avocado Green Bazzill basics paper to make the 5 x 7 card. Then I used Classic Red Bazzill basics card stock to make an edge. I used Christmas paper from a paper pad I got from Michaels, and trimmed the edges with K&Company Adhesive Borders. I had a package of Christmas present stickers from Jolee's Boutique and used them to give the tree a little extra something. 


Instead of cutting out the tabs to hold the tree on the card itself, I punched out a tree skirt with the classic red cardstock and ran it through my Spellbinders with the tab die that came with the tree die set. I added some gems to the tree instead of the paper circles that came with the die set. 


For the front of the card I kept it simple, continuing the paper I used on the inside and added some additional presents to the outside. This card is simple and beautiful. Want to buy the die set? Go to www.karenburniston.com. There are so many things to choose from, you'll want to buy them all! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Christmas is in the air with the Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Up Die!

Hello Everyone!

The past few days I have been working on more Christmas cards and was inspired to use my pop up die from Karen Burniston. I bought this die back in May to make Mothers Day cards. What Mom wouldn't love a beautiful card filled with flowers? Well, for Christmas I thought Poinsettia!


This versatile die comes with everything you need to make a pop up flower pot. There are flower dies included and a leaf die as well. But when it comes to flowers, I really love the Heartfelt Creations flower stamps and dies. For this card I used the Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die set. I recommend checking out her instructional video on how to use the pop up flower pot die. Click here for the video.


When it comes to colouring, I know a lot of card makers prefer to use Copic markers or some other sort of blending marker. But I prefer to use Prismacolour Premier pencil crayons. These are a softer pencil crayon and allows you to blend colours beautifully. I find that they give you more control in your technique and they don't bleed like a marker does. 


The paper I used was a combination of Bazzill Basics and Echo Park Paper Co. I just loved the Echo Park Christmas paper. It's so bright and cheerful. Perfect for any card! Check out Karens other amazing dies here. I just ordered two more dies and I can't wait to use them. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Getting Ready for Christmas - Snowman Card

Welcome to J.L. Webster Creations. I really hope you like this site and find some creative card making and pretty much all things crafty! 



For this card, I was insprired by a Pinterest pin and wanted to make this card with a few different things. 

To make this card I used Kraft paper from Michaels. The card is a 5x5 card. I love to layer my cards to give them some extra depth, so there is a white cardstock layer with a kraft cardstock layer stamped with a music note stamp from Recollections at Michaels. 

I used Bazzill Basics classic red cardstock for the strip down the middle and embossed it with a snowflate plate to give it some colour. 

The snowman is a stamp from My Favourite ThingsPure Innocence Happy Heart Snowman. I cut him out by hand and placed him on a Kraft cardstock circle. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out the circles and the Love snowflake.


I punched out the smaller snowflakes and added some buttons for decoration. I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out. I think that the snowman is just so cute! I love snowmen especially on cards and tags. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Snow Mice with a Twist!

 Hello and welcome. Today's card features Karen Burniston's Twist Panel Pop-Up along with Lawn Fawn's new Snowball Fight stamp...