Happy New Year! I hope 2017 finds you happy, healthy, and crafty. And speaking of crafty I continue our family tradition of making "thank you" cards after the holidays. I was taught by my mom, who was taught by her mom, to send thank you notes for gifts. And it's my ongoing resolution to continue that tradition with all four of my kids too. Of course in today's day and age they would rather send an email note, which I think is better than nothing, I prefer they do it properly. So, if I make the handmade cards then they will write a special note and sign them...
Hi everybody! I'm up on the Blog today sharing some happy news with you all. Starting in June I have been selected to join the incredibly talented Epiphany Crafts Design Team. I am so honored and so excited to get crafting with these amazing products. Be sure to check out this manufacturer of innovative crafting tools, epoxy accessories, and charms that let you create your own unique, one of a kind, custom embellishments for cards, scrapbooks, jewelry, and so much more. The possibilities are endless.
Here is my first project using my kids back to school pictures as my inspiration and all this wonderful pattern paper. I made all my embellishments from the amazing Epiphany Craft Tools by using the round punch and clear epoxy bubble stickers over cute school paper. And used the ticket punch as little tags to document each grade level of my kids pictures to make it extra special. I hope I've inspired you to make your own unique embellishments. Stay tuned for some awesome projects! ~Kim
Supplies used: Epiphany Craft Tools: round 25 punch and epoxy bubbles, ticket punch; DCWV back to school paper; Bazzill dot red cardstock; BoBunny Double dot pattern paper (tags); Creative impressions ruler ribbon; EK Success notebook punch; Authentique number stickers.
Hip Hip Hooray! Join me and the the talented designers from the CardMaker Blog Team and Reverse Confetti as we celebrate a Blog Hop! We're sharing one of a kind projects using these super fun stamps and die cuts. So, make sure to hop to each Blog, check out each amazing project, and write a quick comment (we love comments). Click "Read More" and let's get hopping and see what everyone created...
Happy Wednesday...Who wants cake? Join us for an exciting Blog Hop and a Giveaway too! Hop along with me and the talented designers from the Cardmaker Blog Team and The Greeting Farm as we each share our one of kind unique projects using these fun and whimsical stamps. Check them out. They really have a great variety to choose from.
See tutorial below...
Happy Thursday everybody! Hop along with me and the talented designers from the Cardmaker Blog Team and Ranger Industries. As we each share lots of wonderfully creative projects using the *NEW* Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I can't wait to see what everybody created...
Happy Leap Year! And what better way to celebrate February 29th than a Blog Hop with my talented team of designers at CardMaker and
Faber-Castell. Make sure you hop to each Blog, check out each amazing project, and write a quick comment (we love comments).
See complete Hop list, tutorial, and supplies below...
Love is in the air...but first I needed to make a February Birthday card for somebody special. And having three sons and one daughter, I rarely get
to make anything girly. So, when I do, I go all out. I wanted it pink and pretty. And I LOVE to mix and match pattern papers.
See tutorial and supplies listed below...
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share with you my first Blog Hop sponsored by May Arts Ribbon & CardMaker. We were tasked to create something with gorgeous May Arts Ribbon with a Valentine's theme. This Blog Hop will give you a jump on tons of ideas to make for all your loved ones for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthday's, and so much more.
For this Hop, I created an A2 sized card from red cardstock, punched out several hexagon pieces, used shiny red metallic foil, and created this beautiful heart from this gorgeous adhesive rose ribbon. Click the pictures above for more instructions and see below for materials list and blog hop.
Happy Holidays everybody! Do you love pattern paper as much as I do?
I don’t know…I collect A LOT of it. So, now it’s time to use some of it. I mixed and matched teal green wood grain, red bandanna, a quilt print, and a candy cane print. WOW! I told you we were using A LOT of pattern paper, but I think they represent this holiday card pretty well. Don’t you?
So get your prints out and see what you can come up with and post them to My Kraft Kloset Facebook page. I’d love to see them.
I created this card for the Eat Cake Graphics design team. Using the card above as a guide, start with a kraft colored card base, and adhere the three different pattern papers down.
We all have pets that pass away and it's heartbreaking. So, it's nice to let our friends and family know we are thinking of them. I made this adorable card for my parents when their dear dog "Abbie" passed away. I started with a kraft colored card base and added a few pet stickers. I layered the dog house and paw prints on yellow and teal cardstock, trimmed them out, and adhered to card. I stamped a sentiment on yellow cardstock, trimmed it out with postage stamp decorative scissors, and added a little bling with a clear sparkle pen. I created a little sign from red/cranberry cardstock and stamped "Abbie" from a mini alphabet stamp set, double layered, trimmed it out, and adhered to the dog house. Then, from the same stamp set, I stamped the letter "A" to the dog collar, and added a gem to personalize the card. Added some natural jute ribbon to complete this simple, but thoughtful card. And you too can create handmade cards from just a few stamps.
I entered this card in a challenge:
Little Red Wagon: Challenge #312 - Home is where the heart is!
I made 50 of these all occasion cards, in the same layout, but with different colors, patterns, buttons, ribbon, and fruit. There were strawberries, lemons, oranges, cherries, and grapes. See below and my Gallery for more card ideas. It's a very simple all occasion card for those moments you need a card. See what you can make with stamps and buttons for a great monochromatic look for any occasion.
Basic stripe paper
Bazzill purple cardstock
EK Success border punch (one of my favorites)
3" scallop circle punch (use your die cut machines or framelits/spellbinders)
AC premium ribbon
Stampin Up fruit stamp set (retired)
Ranger Tim Holtz mini inks: peeled paint and black soot
Finished card: A2 = 5.5 x 4.25"
I entered this card in:
The Crafters Cafe Challenge: #127 - Use Some Buttons
Scrap It Girl announces its June craft challenge. I hope you all will participate. You have until the end of the month to create and submit your creations for a huge crafty prize pack, a winners badge for your blog or social media, and recognition for your work. The SIG Designers will comment on your blog submissions and then vote for our favorite. The winner will be announced the first week of the following month.
June Challenge: Brads, Buttons, and Bling
(click here for more details)
This month’s theme is anything that includes all three: brads, bling, and buttons. Now time to get to work...
Spring in the Rockies usually means Mother Nature isn't done snowing on us...which she isn't. We got a couple more inches of snow last week and a few flakes this week, but it didn't stay long, because the ground is warm and the sun came out. So, I thought this card was appropriate for a Colorado Spring, as my three sons are always up for a snowball fight.
This adorable card is a 6" x 6" square, so extra postage will be needed for mailing, but it's also my first shaker card. I knew when I saw this adorable snowball stamp from Unity Stamps I wanted to make it feminine. And the Eat Cake Graphics sentiment stamp went with it perfectly...
Scrap It Girl announces on the 1st of each month a new craft challenge that I hope you all will participate in. You have until the end of each month to create and submit your creations for a crafty prize, a winners badge for your blog or social media, and recognition for your work. SIG Designers will then vote for their favorite and the winner will be announced on the 1st of the following month.
April Color Challenge: Black, White & 1 Other Color!
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LOL...I bet my title GOTCHA!!! My hubby turns the BIG 5-0 and I wanted to make something really fun and different for his birthday and this is what I came up with. I can't take all the credit...I got the title idea from Pinterest. I dug out my Cricut and cut all the letters and numbers. I love pattern paper, plaid, and my hubby loves blue, so that was a perfect match...
Napkin cards are still all the rage and there are so many tutorials and videos using all kinds of products. So, I decided to use what I had and simplify it. And it worked really well. As you can see I only used a few supplies...
It's currently 4* degree's outside, maybe colder with a wind chill factor, and my craft room is in my basement...so I am NOT down there. But my desk downstairs would look pretty much like this too! LOL. No matter how many layers I put on, it's too cold to be down there. So, I've taken over my dining room table, while my kids are at school, and this is what it looks like when I make cards. I surround myself with my "stuff." Don't you? I love my 1x1" Tim Holtz mini distress inks, many punches make life easier, and all kinds of ribbon.
I've got a few more birthday cards to make, and maybe some Thanksgiving cards, before I can work on Christmas cards. So, I will post those cards soon. What are you working on? Do you make Thanksgiving cards or Christmas cards?
Don't forget to check out my crafty pages for daily deals or ideas on craft products for your upcoming holiday cards/gifts:
I LOVE Halloween so much I created an album just for scrapbooking our Halloween Memories. I created this page from some of my favorite things and favorite papers. I started with a 12x12" piece of kraft cardstock as my base. I used another piece of kraft cardstock, border punched the edge, backed it with purple cardstock, and adhered to the base page. Then layered several printed papers that all coordinated together and border punched down the left and right sides. I like how the colors, swirls, and edge punches all coordinate together.
I drew inspiration from the colors in my kids costumes and added a double matted border around their picture and adhered to the page. Added diamond rub-ons to the bottom right side that matched the colors on the page. Wrapped the page with black twine that resembled a spider web.
Flowers aren't just for Spring and Summer anymore, as I embellished with a flower die cut to create a "spooky" embellishment by using Halloween printed paper. Cut 3-4 flowers out and layer each flower with black mini pop dots for added dimension, add layered buttons, and adhered to the page with glue dots.
Stamp sentiment "OCT" on an office tag or die cut tag, heat emboss, ink edges, and wrapped with black twine, and adhere to page. I love ribbon, buttons, and gems. So I had to add them to this scrapbook page too. I cut several different ribbon pieces, scraps would work too, that coordinated with this page and adhered them to the office tag, added layered buttons, and adhered with glue dots. Add a sticker over the bottom ribbon for an extra title and added gems for some sparkle. I find glue dots work the best for adhering ribbon, buttons, and gems. I hope I have inspired you to make something "spooky" of your own. ~Kim
Supplies: Bazzill Kraft Cardstock;Fancy Pants "Oct 31" printed paper, ribbon, buttons, and rub ons; Big Shot; Flower die cut; Tag die cut; Tim Holtz Cirque Alphabet stamp set; Versamark watermark clear ink; Inkadinkadoo Black embossing powder; Heat gun; American Crafts ribbon and twine; Martha Stewart double loop border punch; Fiskars scallop border punch; Hero Arts adhesive gems; 3D black mini pop dots; Glue Dots micro and small; Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent runner
Happy Birthday lil' Sister!
Yes, our Fall birthday's continue. I love Fall A LOT and usually make everybody cards with a Fall theme, but for my sister this year I wanted to do something different. One of her favorite colors is purple, so this is me, going all out for purple...see tutorial below...
Happy Birthday, babies!
My adorable twin niece and nephew turned 1 year old this month. What a year and so blessed they have joined our family! As I've mentioned before, there are A LOT of Fall birthdays and A LOT of cards to share with you this month. These adorable Sesame cards I created from free clip art I found on the internet and just printed them on white cardstock via my color printer. The clip art was already colored in, so I didn't have to do that step. But you could totally print it in black/white and color it in yourself. I've been playing around with layering, punches, and framelits lately and these creations are what came out of that. It's not often I get to make a "girly" card, so I enjoyed searching for purple and pink things to compliment this card, and thought "Abby Cadabby" resembled my niece. My happy, smiling nephew always has his mouth open, so "Cookie Monster" definitely worked for his card.
Bazzill solid cardstock
October Afternoon "sidewalks" 6x6 paper pad
My Minds Eye "hootenanny" 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts Premium ribbon
Sizzix Circle Framelits
2.5" and 3" Circle punches
3" Scallop circle punch
Glue Dots small
Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent runner
5 x 7" finished card sizes
This is the card I made for my mom. Happy Birthday mom!
I have loved this stamp set for a while now and I finally made a card with it. As with a lot of our supplies, we "collect" them and don't use them right away. So, I've been challenging myself every month to pick a stamp set I haven't used and make something. Next month I will show you my Christmas card I'm making with a stamp I've never used. I challenge you to do the same and USE your crafts! Sorry, this stamp set and printed paper is discontinued, but you might find it on eBay or Amazon. But you can still use other types of Fall printed paper or other sunflower stamps to recreate this card. It's a great design for any occasion any time of the year.
Bo Bunny "Forever Fall" pattern paper
Bazzill black and white cardstock
Close to my Heart "Friendship Bouquet" stamp set
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Twig"
Stampin Up watercolor crayons
Crafty Secrets clear art stamps "Grand Greetings"
Fiskars leaf border punch
Ranger stickles "icicle" glitter glue
American Crafts twine
Glue Dots micro
Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent runner
5" x 7" finished card
I entered this card in:
Little Red Wagon-Challenge #297 ~ Birthday Theme
The Paper Girl's 82nd Challenge: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I promised I'd show you the NFL Denver Broncos Birthday card for a super bowl birthday party this weekend. It turned out really good. I surprised myself and had the right orange and blue Bazzill cardstock. LOL. Here are some of the tools I used: Xyron sticker maker for the navy Pebbles ribbon, spellbinders label frames, stampin up ink, Ranger distress ink, eyelets and the crop-a-dile (LOVE this tool), versamark ink, and chestnut brown zing embossing powder for the "happy birthdays" on the front. Go Broncos!
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