Thursday, November 30, 2023

Gingerbread Slimline with Pink and Mains Gingerbread Kisses Stamp Set

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! I have a special slimline card for you today. I recently purchased Pink and Mains Gingerbread Kisses stamp set. This adorable stamp set has several cute little gingerbread, including a gingerbread house. 


For this card, I started with a slimline card base using Neenah Classic Crest smooth white heavy weight cardstock. 

I then die cut a scalloped border using Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Slimline with Hearts die and a sparkly white glitter cardstock I have. 

I then cut a piece of heavy weight smooth cardstock and began to stamp the images where I wanted them. I used masking paper on each image, so that I could create the snow base and the pink background. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. 

Once I had my background inked, I removed the masking paper and began coloring my images using Copic markers. I masked off the area around the glass jar and used Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass to give it a glass look to it. 

I added some Glossy Accents and Glitter Gel to give my card some added details. I also used a white Gelly Pen in size 10 to create gloss lines. 

I just love this stamp set!! It's adorable!! I can't wait to use it again. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 27, 2023

Craft Roulette Episode #191 - Warm Winter Wishes

 Hello my Crafty Friends and welcome! My card today was created for Craft Roulette. If you don't know what Craft Roulette is, search it on YouTube and check out Mary Gunn from Mary Gunn Funn and her fun show called Craft Roulette. 

The parameters this week were: 

1. Project: Drop Down

2. Colors: Supper Table

3. Element: Season(s)

4. Random: Shiny

My card for you today features Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris die along with the Magic Iris Birdhouse add-on. 


For this card, I started with an A2 sized top fold card base using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I then die cut a rectangle using red cardstock and the largest die in the MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die set. 

I die cut the birdhouse and the sausage pieces for the Magic Iris using Lawn Fawn's Wood Grain cardstock in white. Then I die cut the rest of the pieces for the Magic Iris using the same Neenah Classic Crest heavy weight cardstock. 

I die cut the other pieces of the birdhouse using red cardstock (which was a cheap lightweight cardstock from Michaels). I die cut the bird that comes with the birdhouse set from smooth white cardstock. Then using Spellbinders dies from their winter birdhouse set, I die cut the greenery, bow and bell. Then I used MFT - Holly Berries die to create the holly bit on the tip of the bird house. 

I traced the top of the bird house and then drew snow to cut out and add to the top of the birdhouse. I used Copic markers to color the greenery and bow in, the started gluing everything to the front of the card. I used the Magic Iris add-on to create my card front. I also added Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops to my card front to snow to the birdhouse and shine to the Holly berries!

I followed the YouTube video on how to assemble the Magic Iris (it's been a while since I made one and I like to know 100% how to assemble things before I start). I added foam tape to the back of the card front and glued my Magic Iris assembly to the back. 

Before I added the card front, I stamped a sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Magical Holiday Messages and white embossing powder on red cardstock, then I added the card front to it, so that when you pulled down the arm, the Magic Iris opens so show the message!

I love using the Magic Iris die set, I really need to use it more often because how fun is it to pull the handle and open a special message or image?!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! My card today was created for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #161 - Holiday Critters. It's been a while since I've joined in to a Lawn Fawnatics challenge, so when I seen Holiday Critters was the theme, I was super excited!!

For my card, I created a slim line sized card base. I used Lawn Fawn's A Creature Was Stirring, Ugly and Bright, Christmas Dreams, Just Add Glitter and Holiday Helpers stamp sets to create this Ugly Christmas Sweater party card. 


 For this card, I started with a red slimline card base. Then I cut a smaller rectangle using Neenah Classic Crest smooth white heavy weight cardstock. I began to plan out where I wanted all my images. Then one by one, I stamped and masked my images. I did draw the hutch in the dining room area then used a black to pen to trace it out. 

I colored all my images using Copic markers. I used Simon Says Stamps Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Latte and Cappuccino to create the walls and floor. 

I stamped the sentiments using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. 

Those little critters are just so adorable having their little Christmas party. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting! 

Monday, November 20, 2023

Craft Roulette Episode #190 - Beach Please!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome. My card today was created for Craft Roulette Episode #190. The parameters for this week were:

Project: Fancy Fold

Colors: Aquarium

Element: November

Random: 3 Item Cluster

So for my card, I created an accordion fold card using Karen Burniston's Fancy Label Accordion die set. I used colors that you would see in an Aquarium. November 2nd is National Jellyfish Day, so I added Jellyfish using Karen Burniston's Sea Charms. I added three Jellyfish together for my cluster. 


For this card, I started by die cutting three of the accordion panels using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb smooth white cardstock. Then I die cut the same panels using this great patterned paper I had in my stock. It reminds me of the rocks on the bottom of an aquarium. 

I then die cut additional panels from smooth white cardstock, so I could create the beach area and the underwater middle section. I used Karen Burniston's Tropical Scene to create the beach scene on what is the front of the card. I then used Karen Burniston's Word Set 16 - Beach Happy Hour die set to create the "Beach Please" sentiment. I used a glossy red cardstock and a glitter white cardstock for this sentiment. 

I created the ocean scene in the middle panel, using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire. I also used MFT - Perfect Pool Water stencil to create a water effect. Once I finished with the stencil, I sprayed the piece with my water bottle to create a neat water effect. I set that aside to dry while I created my Jellyfish. I die cut three jellyfish using smooth white cardstock. I inked them with Simon Says Stamps Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Lemonade, Sunbeam, Lilac, Orchid, Bubblegum and Sweets. I added Glitter Gel to the tentacles and Glossy Accents to the body of the jellyfish. Once dry, I added white dots to the body using a white Gelly Pen. Lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Glossy White to the background to look like bubbles floating up. 

For my last panel, I stamped a sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps - Inside: Snarky Birthday. This is a simple card, but the accordion fold card makes it look super fancy! Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Sweet Christmas Gingerbread Wishes!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! My card for you today features Karen Burniston's Label Charm Pop-Up. I like to go through my dies and see which ones I haven't used in a while and so I decided to use the Label Charm Pop-Up. Also, I wanted to make a Christmas card so, I dug out my Winter Charms and Christmas Borders die sets and got to work creating a sweet pop-up card!


I recently purchased a cute Christmas paper pack from Doodlebug Designs and I just loved the gingerbread men on the paper. It made me think of the Baking Charms so I decided on a gingerbread themed card. 

I started with an A2 sized side fold card base using a red cardstock. I added the patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs to the inside and front of the card. I also used the other side of the patterned paper to create the borders on the inside of the card. 

I die cut out the pieces I needed from the Label Charms Pop-Up die set and set them aside. I die cut the front panel pop-up and using Karen Burniston's Rectangles and Labels - Crosshatch, I created borders for the front of the card and the inside using a glossy red cardstock. 

I then started die cutting the pieces from the Baking Charms die set and the gingerbread from the Winter Charms. I also used the candy from the Christmas Borders and the Candy Canes from Christmas Borders 2 and used them for decorations. 

I colored all my die cuts using Copic markers and then started putting everything together. 

I wanted to create a dangling gingerbread man in the middle pop-up. I used bakers twine to tie the gingerbread man in place. I also used the little dies in the Gingerbread House Tiny House Add-On to create the little jujubes on the front and inside of the card. I added glitter gel to these to make them look sugary. 

I added Nuvo Crystal drops to the gingerbread men in glossy white, to look like icing on their arms and legs. 

Lastly, I added the "have a very sweet holiday" sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Merry Messages stamp set. I stamped it on black cardstock using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. 

I love the baking charms and I think they just pair so well with this card!! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Craft Roulette Episode 189 - Holiday Hi!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! My card today was created for Craft Roulette Episode 189. The parameters for this week were:

Project - A2

Colors - Forest Colors

Element - Start with "H"

Random - Postage Stamp or Mark

So for my card, I created a winter forest scene using My Favorite Things - Dashing Deer stamp set along with My Favorite Things - Birch Tree dies. 


I started with an A2 sized card base using dark blue cardstock from Hero Arts. Then I die cut a rectangle from Neenah Classic Crest smooth white heavy weight cardstock and MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangle dies in the largest size. I used this as my background. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire to create my winter sky. Once dry, I flicked Copic Opaque paint to it to create a snowy sky. 

I then die cut two pieces for snowy hills to go in the background. I die cut the birch trees and colored them in using Copic markers. 

I then stamped my images using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. I colored all my little animals and foliage using Copic markers. I die cut them images out using the corresponding dies. Then I glued everything where I wanted it. 

I die cut a frame to go around my card using MFT - Stitched Rectangle Frames. I also die cut the postage stamp edges using Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Trims. I glued these on to the edge of my frame to create a postage stamp look. Then I added foam tape to the back of my frame and added it to my card. 

Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the berries on the plants and on to the animals noses. I also added some Glitter Gel to the scarves and hats. Finally, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Glossy White to the trees to add some snow to the branches and trunks. 

I stamped my sentiment using VersaMark ink on to smooth black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

I love how this Christmas card came out. This week we had fantastic parameters! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge November 2023 - What's Cooking!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! It's Designer Challenge time once again and Karen Burniston challenged us to create a card using the Oven Pop-Up with a theme of our choosing. To be honest with you, I was having a hard time deciding what to do. We've already seen so many amazing Oven Pop-Up cards with Christmas themes, Halloween themes and even Fall themes. I was explaining my dilemma to my best friend and she suggested I do a vintage kitchen. I thought it was a great idea! I went on Google and looked up vintage kitchens for some ideas and got to work. 


For my card, I started with an A2 sized card base using Neenah Classic Crest heavy weight (110lb) smooth white cardstock. I then cut out a background or wallpaper (this is a vintage kitchen right? LOL) using a patterned paper I had in my stash. I also cut out a piece of white cardstock (80lb) and created a black and white tile floor using my new stencil from Clearly Besotted. 

Once I had that done, I began to die cut the pop-up mechanism. Using a shiny white lightweight cardstock, I die cut the Oven. I die cut all the small pieces using a matte silver cardstock and a shiny black cardstock. 

I die cut the cabinets in a teal blue color. I was going to go with an olive green color because that was the color of the kitchen cupboards in my parents kitchen when I was a kid, but I really liked the look of the teal with the orange colored background and checkered floor. 

I added the same shiny black cardstock to the counter tops as I did with the oven. 

Then I began die cutting all my accessories from white cardstock and coloring them with Copic markers. I looked up vintage pots and pans and found this flowered brown and beige set that I'm pretty sure my Nanny had. So I went with that. 

I found a striped patterned paper and used it for the oven mitt which I glued to the oven handle. I added the cutting board and piece of toast to the counter, adding some Glossy Accents to the jam on the toast. 

I wanted to add some other kitchen details like a clock and some plants. So I used my Pot and plants die from MFT to create the small potted plant on the left side of my kitchen. 

Then I printed out the cat clock and cut that out to add to the wall. 

I then decided that on the other side of the kitchen, I wanted to add a macramé wall hanging (because how vintage is that?!). I do not know how to make anything macramé, so I looked up some knots and came up with my own wall hanging. 

I then looked up vintage garbage cans and found this ugly old yellow garbage can (that I'm pretty sure you would still find at my parents house lol) and printed it out. I used the little pop-up pieces to pop it up on the right side of the kitchen. 


I actually debated on putting carpet on the floor for this card because as a kid we had this brown outdoor looking carpet in our kitchen. But I went with the checkered floor instead. 

I added kitchen matt using Karen Burniston's Oval - Crosshatch dies. I used the same patterned paper as the oven mitt for the rug and added a smaller oval using white cardstock. I added some Distress Ink to the edges of the white cardstock oval then stamped the sentiment. I also used Karen Burniston's Mini Alphabet and Numbers to create the word Vintage. 

For the front of my card, I kept it very simple. I used the same patterned paper as the inside and added a teal blue oval. Then I die cut a smaller oval using white cardstock and added Distress Ink to the edges of the white piece and the patterned paper. 

Then I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment using Karen Burniston's Happy Birthday die and the same shiny black cardstock as I did with the word Vintage. 

This was honestly such a fun card to create. I just love how it turned out and it takes me back to when I was a kid. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!




Monday, November 6, 2023

Craft Roulette Episode #188 - Go Wild Gift Card Pop-Up!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! Today's card was created for Craft Roulette Episode #188. The parameters for this card were:

1. Project: Gift Card

2. Colors: Coffee Shop

3. Element: Go Wild

4: Random: Add a Number(s)

I had all kinds of ideas for this card, including making a coffee shop that has gone wild with plants, but I decided to go for a kids card (which are always handy to have in stock). For this card, I used MFT - Picture Perfect Party Animals and Lawn Fawn's Flippy Flappy die set to create this gift card pop-up card. 


For this card, I started with an A2 sized card base using Neenah Classic Crest heavy weight (110lb) smooth white cardstock. I then die cut a rectangle from green leaf patterned paper and my largest MFT - A2 Stitched Stax rectangle dies. 

I then die cut all the pieces I needed from Lawn Fawn's Flippy Flappy die set to create the pop out mechanism. They have a couple of great YouTube tutorials on how to use this die set. 

I added the brown polka dot patterned paper on top, then started on my stamped images. I stamped the MFT - Picture Perfect Party Animals on the same heavy weight cardstock as my card base. Then I colored the images in with Copic markers. I tried to keep with the Coffee shop colors. I live in Canada so Tim Hortons is very popular here and their colors are red, white and brown. 

Once I had all my images colored, I added some Glitter Gel and Glossy Accents to the images and set them aside to dry. 

I didn't have a die that said "wild" so I plugged in my Cricut and created the word "wild". I cut it twice from smooth black cardstock and once from a glossy black cardstock, then glued all the layers together. 

I die cut the word GO from Lawn Fawn's Oliver Alphabet using red and black smooth cardstock and gluing them together to add dimension to the word. 

I also stamped the sentiment "it's your birthday" from MFT - Bitty Birthday Sentiments using smooth black cardstock and white embossing powder. 

Once my images were dry, I glued everything down where I wanted it to go. Then I added my gift card. 

This was my first time trying out the Flippy Flappy die set but I love how easy it was to create and I know I will be using this for Christmas gifts this year. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


You Mean a Latte To Me - Coffee Cup Pop-Up Card

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome. My card for you today features Karen Burniston's brand new Tea and Coffee Pop-Up. For this card, I st...