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Happy Friday everybody! Today I'm sharing a spooky Halloween scene I created with pattern paper, layered ribbons, and these adorable kitty embellishments I created with Epiphany Crafts Tools.
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Happy Friday everybody! I'm sharing a fast and easy gift card holder with handmade personalized embellishments. Just change the paper and you'll have a gift card holder for birthdays, or any occasion. And they make great teacher gifts too! I can’t say enough about these punches. They are so fun and make every project more personal to the recipient and to your projects. The possibilities are endless with Epiphany Crafts Tools...
Red, White, Blue and "Thinking of You"...as I'm dreaming of a sandy beach, waves crashing on the rocks, the warm sunshine on my face, and a fruity drink. Oh! And lighthouses too! I just love them. Don't you? Which one is your favorite? They remind me of family vacations and you can feel all that history when you're standing in front of them. Which say all American to me and I love sharing that history with my kids. So I wanted this card to be red, white, and blue in all it's patriotic glory. And this Eat Cake Graphics lighthouse stamp goes perfect with this Graphic 45 nautical paper collection. Don't you think?
What's your favorite Era? I have a few decades I love and the roaring 1920's is one of them. The old gangster movies, glamorous fashions, and the bold patterns of Art Deco. And my oldest son was just reading The Great Gatsby for school and inspired me to make this card. For this challenge I chose this stunning couple from a Graphic 45 framed pattern paper and built my card around them. He looks dashing in his tux from the 1920's, but her fashion is kind of 1850's high society. Maybe they're time traveling, but either way, I think it works. Click "Read More" for tutorial
and supplies listed below...
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #299 - Favorite Era
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...
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2016 Conference & Trade Show (CHA MEGA Show) is the largest craft trade marketplace in the world and just wrapped in Anaheim, California. All your favorite craft manufacturers from over 55 countries, conducting business, under one roof. They will teach over 3000 retail buyers and shop owners how to sell the new products, take orders, make connections to grow their business, have face time with customers, designers, and make new professional relationships.
Unfortunately, we, the general public is not invited, but if you are a craft store owner, you should attend this Mega Craft show to learn, touch, and see all the brand new products, place orders, attend many classes and make and takes, network with the experts, and strengthen your skills for today’s economy. So, you can sell and teach your customers how to use the products. Click the pictures below to see more new products and collections arriving in your favorite craft stores very soon. Comment below and let me know what new products you are excited about? Or what new crafty technique do you want to learn this year?
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Happy Holidays, everybody! As my personal "thank you" to all of you for your kind words and support, I've decided to have a giveaway each week in December. Yep, that is one prize per week, 4 prizes in all for December, and 4 chances to win!!!
Week #3 prize: is pictured below. It's a gorgeous set of 7 double sided pattern papers from the Graphic 45-Nutcracker Sweet Collection. I LOVE these and you will too and of course I'll toss in some extra surprise goodies too! Enter in the Rafflecopter box below. The more boxes you check the better your chances, but the winner is selected randomly and will be announced next Monday. Good luck and Happy Holidays! ~Kim
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Even though it’s Fall where I am, we are having an Indian Summer with 70-80 degree weather. I can't complain, because it's NEVER like this. Even in Colorado where we can have all four seasons in one day. It's still rare. But I won't hold my breath...it's almost always cold, rainy, or snowing on Halloween and I still take my kids trick or treating. But for a few more weeks we can go outside and enjoy the mountains, beach, or a lake.
So, because of this wonderfully warm weather I was inspired to make this card to remember the days of being at the beach, gathering seashells, and dreaming of mermaids. Or getting in a few more warm lazy days. I received all these precious shells and beads from my Mother-in-law and adhered them with glossy accents, as it dries clear. I knew I wanted to use the shells with this adorable Eat Cake Graphics mermaid stamp...
I was inspired by the butterflies I've seen lately and the texture of the trees. I used the DCWV Metallic Gold cardstock as my card base. Quickutz vine embossing folder. Graphic 45-Steampunk Debutante Paper Collection to coordinate all the layers. And added green Thickers stickers, eyelets, and paperclips for accents. And a touch of stickles on the wings to make it sparkle.
I entered this card in:
The House That Stamps Built: WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S1615
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Fall is in the air and I'm seeing pumpkin stuff, apples, and sunflowers. I just love seeing all the sunflower fields in August, don't you? Rows and rows of gorgeous vibrant color inspired me to share this precious card I made with NO stamping. Really! I used to be intimidated by busy pattern paper or those papers that have a complete scene on them. They're just too pretty to cut or cover up with pictures. So, what do you do with them? Well, hopefully this tutorial will help you...
I love hot air balloons. So, when I saw this next challenge I was inspired. And remembered this Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper collection with the blueprint sketch balloons, die cuts, and frames that all coordinate. I love all the different things in flight: the wings, the airplane, the wings on the dress form, and the winged goddess. I started with DCWV metallic green cardstock and embossed with Quickutz strips & dots folder. Layered all the pieces and added a few eyelets, thickers ornate sticker, stickles glitter glue on the wings, and a spiral paper clip with a white and gold ribbon for a touch of sparkle. A great card with NO stamping!
I entered this card in:
LItte Red Wagon Challenge #300 - Up, Up and Away!
The House That Stamps Built: WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J1515
This weeks Challenge is "no stamping." Can you do it? Yes, you can! I dug deep into my Graphic 45 stash ( I think this is Steampunk Debutante) and found this lovely flowery pattern paper frames and die cuts and did some layering. When your colors coordinate, the patterns will too. Add an ornate touch using just the top of a dry folder embossing, thickers green sticker die cut, and these cool peachy pink metal paper clip circle embellishments. A little dab of stickles glitter glue in her hair for just a touch of bling! Voila!
A spectacular card with "no stamping."
I entered this card:
4 Crafty Chicks No Stamping 4CC #253
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...
My mother-in-law's birthday is on Oct 31st and she loves all things Halloween. This year's card I wanted to incorporate a patch work type pumpkin I've been seeing all over social media. When you use pattern papers together in similar color families, or theme, they coordinate nicely. As I did with orange and black...
A treat box for any occasion, right at your fingertips, even your kids will be excited to help too! Punch out nine circles with a 3" scallop circle punch and fold each circle in half. Take two circles, match them up, glue dot each side ( I used about 3 glue dots on each side), and repeat until you have a complete circle. You could use staples or eyelets and thread ribbon to hold the circles together too. Take your last circle, which will be the bottom circle, and hot glue your attached circles around the bottom edges and place on the bottom circle for stability. Hold in place until it cools and add "thanks" stickers. I added a sandwich baggie full of treats, tied a metallic ribbon around it, and added a gift card for one of my kids teachers. And there you have a fast, little project for Halloween treats, thank you gifts, holiday gifts, and so much more!
Echo Park "The Apothecary Emporium" printed paper
Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" Alphabet Sticker sheet
3" scallop circle punch by Marvy Uchida
Glue dots small
Hot Glue Gun
This is the card I made for my Dad. Happy Birthday, Dad! Yes, another Libra...we have a bunch of them in the family! Even with my husband and three boys, I still find it really hard to make masculine cards. There just isn't enough good patterned paper out there for masculine cards. I've been dying to use this sporty paper for months and finally got around to making something with it. I thought the "football" theme went pretty well with the Fall season and my Dad LOVES football. Believe it or not, but I did NOT stamp at all on the front of this card...just the inside has a simple stamped birthday sentiment. And I think it turned out pretty good, I just cut and layered different paper pieces from the same collection. I love the red plaid against the black random numbers. It reminds me of football jersey numbers. I love to collect 6x6 collection pads for card making. The paper pads make it easy to coordinate the different patterns and colors.
Graphic 45 "Good ol' Sport"
American Crafts red twine
3D pop dots
Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent runner
5" x 7" finished card
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