Hi everybody! It's my turn up on the Craft Fantastic Blog sharing another gorgeous necklace I made with these fantastic products, a new tray pendant, and a new technique using Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. I hope you like it and want to learn how easy it is to make these. Once you try it, you too will be hooked on a new hobby. It's fun, easy, and the creative possibilities are endless. Now hop on over and check out these stunning products, get a complete supply list, and a step by step tutorial on how I made this pendant on the Craft Fantastic Blog. And if you love seeing crafty tutorials and don't want to miss out, click the pink button below and follow this blog. Thanks for stopping by. ~Kim
Hi everybody! Today I"m up on the Craft Fantastic Blog sharing my first post for the Craft Fantastic All Stars Design Team! For my first project I wanted to show you the versatility of these products and how you can incorporate them into many facets of your crafty life. Click on over to the Craft Fantastic Blog to get a list of supplies and see how I created the charms on this card, a special necklace, and the matching gift back tag. (shown below)
How I made this card:
1. I started with an A2 piece of red cardstock as my base.
2. Cut a piece of patterned paper with this elegant script on it and adhered to the cardbase.
3. Stamped the heart image onto the script panel in red ink.
4. Die cut the heart banner, added red cardstock to the back of the open hearts, added twine, and adhered to card.
5. To create and attach the charms to the card click on Craft Fantastic Blog for a list of supplies and a step by step tutorial. (My new favorite tools)
And then you can adhere the charms to the card.
6. Add the "XOXO" sticker to the card.
**To mail a special card like this I recommend using a bubble envelope or a small USPS box**
Craft Fantastic Charm Supplies: Fantastic Glaze & Glue, 2 pairs-Multipurpose Jewelry Pliers, Fantastic Jewelers Dots, Fantastic Art Images Sheet-Valentines, Medium Fancy Heart Tray, Medium Glass Hearts, Cute Heart Charm, and 2-Silver Pinch Bails
Other supplies: Stampin Up Red Cardstock; Echo Park 6x6-Blowing Kisses (banner) and Head Over Heels Sticker Sheet (XOXO); Authentique 6x6-Classique:Pretty (script); Penny Black-Fancy Heart Stamp; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Barn Door; AC Bakers Twine; Cuttlebug Die Cut Machine; Reverse Confetti-Heart Banners Confetti Die Cuts;Creative Impressions-Red Glitter Ribbon #70250; Red Cadmium Copic Marker, and Q-tips
Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR#363
RRR Challenge #158 - Celebrate Theme with Ribbon or Trim
4CC Challenge #338 - Charms
Lil Red Wagon Challenge #381-Season of Love (I love Craft Fantastic, EP, Penny Black)
The Paper Girls Challenge #121 - With Heart
Simon Says Mon Challenge: Use Your Favorite Tool (Craft Fantastic)
I designed this special handmade necklace, a charming card, and a matching gift bag tag to complete the whole package. Which could have been wonderful for Valentines (maybe-next year), but now it will be great for a special Birthday or Anniversary gift instead. Click on the
Craft Fantastic Blog for more details.
I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside the box with these fantastic jewelry products and your paper crafting supplies. Because the possibilities are truly endless! And if you like what you see and want to see more, click the pink button below and follow this blog. Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim
Happy Valentines! Whether you celebrate February 14th or not you can always use a simple card for a lovey dovey type occasion any time of year, just change the sentiment. And if you do make Valentines cards, don't fret, there is still time to sneak in some card making before Tuesday. I'll show you how I made these quick and adorable cards for my daughter and three sons with just a few supplies and lots of tips too.
If you cut an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock in half, then those two pieces when folded will become two A2 cards. So for my kids cards I only need two pieces of red cardstock to get four card bases. Then I die cut black scallop stitched cardstock panels and adhered those to the card bases.
I love to mix and match stamps and use stamps I haven't ever used or haven't used in a long time. So here is an assortment from my "valentines" stash with a few from my sister (cuuuute-spiders and butterfly). Some are old and some are current. So, don't fret if you don't have these or can't find them, just use what you have. Or use your machines, die cuts, or punches to cut out a jar, hearts, butterflies, or spiders.
I stamped the jar with black ink on white cardstock. And in alternating distress ink colors stamped all the "candy" hearts to fill up the jars and leaving room at the top for the stamped sentiments. I also did some two-step or second generation stamping too. If you don't know what that means, I'll explain. You ink up your stamp like normal, stamp on your cardstock once, then stamp a second time, without re-inking, in a different location on your cardstock to get a lighter inked image of the same stamp. It creates some depth and filled my jar up. And attached a paper doily at the top of each jar and trimmed to fit the top of the jars. Adhered jars to black panels of the cards.
Next I stamped all the cute spiders and butterfly on white cardstock, colored them in with watercolor/distress markers and a blender pen, fussy cut them out, and adhered to the jars. I could have popped them up, but I wanted them flat for mailing. And added a piece of ornate ribbon at the top to finish up my cards. I hope I've inspired you to mix and match your stamps, holidays, and create something great!
Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim
Muse Challenge #203
CFC167 -- Color Challenge
7Kids: Anything Goes Challenge #5
RRR Challenge #157 - Hearts Theme with Ribbon or Trim
Simon Says Wed Challenge: Cute
Simon Says Mon Challenge: Young At Heart
Lil Red Wagon Challenge #380 Color Challenge - (red and/or pink and black)
The Paper Girls Challenge #121 - With Heart
4 CRAFTY CHICKS #337 LOVE
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ F817 -(Valentines/Love, Watercolors (inks/markers), die cut)
*Supplies used: Unity: Jar of Sunshine stamp set; Taylored Expressions: Bugs and Kisses; Stampin Up: cardstock, candy heart stamps, and sentiment stamp; Doodlebug red doilies, Cuttlebug Machine; Gina Marie Designs rectangle scallop stitched die cuts; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks and markers; SU or Dove blending pen; Memento tuxedo black ink; and Creative Impressions Ribbon. *Affiliate links to products used on this project are included in this post below are at no cost to you. All opinions are my own and Affiliate links and programs help to keep this site going*
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This week we celebrated my youngest two kids birthdays, who are fraternal twins. And of course I made them birthday cards, but not just any cards. These are fun die cut flip cards, that my boys love, and they are similar, as you can see, but different. Just like them. Happy Birthday, Boys!
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...
Happy Holidays everybody! As my personal "thank you" for your kind words and support this year and every year, I've decided to continue our monthly Christmas GIVEAWAYS!!! If you don't know about it, we are having a crafty giveaway every week in December. Yep, that is one prize EACH week! Now go enter below and tell all your crafty friends and family to follow our crafty adventures and get in on the fun too!
Week #1 Prize: is a 4-pack of Tim Holtz mini Distress Inks with the newer colors. I LOVE these, don't you? And I'll toss in some surprise goodies for you too!
To enter use the Rafflecopter box below. The more boxes you check the better your chances and a winner will be selected randomly and announced next week. Good luck and Happy Holidays!
~Kim and family
Hi everybody! Are you a fan of the *NEW* Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons? I'm not sure yet, I need more practice, I think. They are different than you think and take some getting used to. I was given a set of the neutral color pack to play with and I've tried them a couple different ways. And I will tell you...experiment with various paper types, baby wipes, your fingers, and water to see the different effects you can get with these crayons. Because they do react and blend differently than what you are used too. See below for tutorial and supplies...
Little Red Wagon-Let's Hear It For The Boys
DCC511 ~ Use Your Leftover Supplies & Paper
Skip to my Lou-Made by you Monday
Hi everybody! I'm up on the CardMaker Blog sharing another fast and easy idea for making beautiful cards in 10 minutes that look like you spent all day. I created this gorgeous card for my parents to celebrate their 48th Wedding Anniversary! I absolutely LOVE pattern paper and this Authentique paper collection is just stunning. So, get ready to cut up those pretty papers you’ve been hoarding...I mean saving (ha!) and let’s get started. Get a step by step tutorial and all the materials I used up on the CardMaker Blog. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! Love~Kim and family
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
Skip to my Lou-Made by you Mondays
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 Wednesday everybody! Hop along with me and my talented team of designers from the Cardmaker Blog & American Crafts. As we each share lots of wonderful, vibrant, spring projects from the super talented Amy Tangerine's *NEW* Better Together Collection. WOW! What fun we had creating projects from this amazing collection of shapes, bright colors, fun patterns with a retro twist, and lots of really great embellishments. See below for Blog Hop list, tutorial, and a list of supplies I used...
You still have time to make quick and easy Valentines cards for your loved ones. I made these for my four kids with one paper kit that included coordinating paper and stickers, in addition to a heart stamp set.
The first card is for my daughter and I wanted it pink, glittery, and very girly with lots of sparkly bling. Her card is layered paper, stickers, glitter ribbon, adhesive heart gems, and has No stamping.
And for my three son's I wanted their cards masculine, simple, red, and full of hearts. These are quick and easy cards for not only Valentines day, but also birthdays, anniversaries, and any day you want to show your loved ones you care. Happy Valentines Day! ~Kim
Do you make cards for Valentines Day? Sometimes I do, time permitting, and this year I had time to play with these gorgeous papers, stamps, and stickers. So, whether you celebrate Valentines Day or not here are a few ideas for some quick cards to make and give your loved ones on the 14th or anytime of year.
It doesn't have to take a lot of supplies to make cards. I recommend using a kit or a collection because your paper, stickers, and sentiments all coordinate. I have four kids, so I wanted to make each of them a card. I started with kraft cardstock as my card base on all of them, layered pattern paper and added these wonderful stickers or stamped images.
See tutorial and supplies listed 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...
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!!!
"comment" on this post below, anything crafty or festive and
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(If you like or follow one or all of these pages, then I can easily contact you if you win. If you already follow, thank you, and just comment below.)
Week #1 prize is a new Tim Holtz mini Distress Ink 4-Pack. I LOVE these and you will too and of course I'll toss in some surprise goodies too!
Good luck and Happy Holidays!
Happy Fall Y’all! I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this time of year when all the leaves change colors and the elk and moose come out in abundance. I made this wonderful card for my design team Eat Cake Graphics. This incredible stamp is one whole piece and reminds me of my gorgeous Rocky Mountains with it's shimmery snow capped mountains, green pine trees, and the moose...
Thinking of you...always...is a sentiment I like to use a lot. I try to make a bunch of these all occasion cards throughout the year, because something always comes up and I need a card. I made this card with just a few embellishments and scraps. Do you save scraps? How do you store your scraps? What do you do with yours? I've seen some fancy storage and organization ideas on Pinterest, but I just have a bin full of pattern paper scraps in no particular order, but it's in one place. So, every couple months I grab it and make cards from the scraps. Use what you've got, right?
Happy Birthday, Dad! As promised, lots of Fall birthday cards coming your way! Not that you can tell from this picture, but I started with a kraft colored card base. I painted a strip of the top and bottom of the card and a button with a gold paint pen. To make it shimmer like Fall.
On a piece of white cardstock I stamped one of my favorite SU (retired) leaf stamps, from the Fall Whimsy set. Sorry, gotta use what you have. But you can still find this set online. I combined the leaf stamp with a script stamp from Penny Black, and a sentiment stamp, to create this unique stamped image layered upon a one of a kind watercolor background. See complete instructions for this stamping, masking, and watercolor techniques in the Autumn 2015 issue of CardMaker Magazine.
Supplies: Kraft and white cardstock; Carta Bella Autumn 6x6 pattern paper pad; Krylon gold paint pen; Stampin up stamps-Fall Whimsy (retired); Doodlebug button; twine; Versamark clear ink; Orange embossing powder (Ranger or Zing); Tim Holtz mini dye ink pads: rusty hinge, dried marigold, scattered straw; and glue dots.
Shared this card on:
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Yippee!!!! Once again I'm excited to share that I'm published with this gorgeous holiday card. I know it's Fall around here, but aren't you thinking about Christmas or holiday cards yet? As a card maker it's never too early, because we have to plan time to design, create, and assemble all the parts that go into a handmade card. I think about it all year long. I gather products, pin ideas, go to shows, shop, and organize supplies until about August or September. And everything is kept together in a tote bag until I"m ready to start stamping and cutting.
Then I take a day and play. I get out all the stuff from the tote bag and figure out what I want to use and how I want my card to look like. I don't know about you, but I can't just whip this up in a day. It's quite a process. But I think this one just might be my 2015 Christmas card. What do you think? I can scan it, print it, and maybe add a ribbon and it's done!
For a complete materials list and step by step instructions to make this card, you can subscribe to the Winter 2015 issue of CardMaker Magazine or check your local specialty craft stores. It's totally worth it!!!
Sign up now and get instant digital copies and a paper copy mailed to you every quarter too. If you are already a subscriber you can login "here" and see the whole beautiful magazine right now. Download it to your pc or mobile device and have it forever. Enjoy 100 pages of wonderful Winter ideas, Veterans Day cards, and many Holiday projects and ideas at your finger tips. It's my favorite magazine and I hope it will be yours too!
Feel free to post your cards to my Facebook page, because I want to see what your making too! Happy Fall and Winter Y'all. ~Kim
I entered this challenge:
Emboss Folder Love! Little Red Wagon Challenge #309
The House That Stamps Built: WIW September Anything Goes Challenge
Clean and Simple or CAS is the theme for this next Challenge. I've been dying to use this (retired) medallion stamp from SU and create a bunch of all occasion cards. Isn't this a gorgeous stamp? I just love it.
I picked a pad of 6x6 pattern paper that had blue and yellow, I think this one is by Theresa Collins. It looks very nautical, don't you think? Then I got out my favorite Ranger Tim Holtz mini inks and made a whole bunch of these cards in all kinds of colors. I kept it simple and just added a few adhesive pearls, blue waterfall colored stickles glitter glue for some sparkle, of course, an American Crafts polka dot ribbon, and a sweet Pebbles die cut chip sentiment to finish it up. I made eight of these cards in a rainbow of colors in just a couple hours and you can too!
I entered this card in:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge: 4CC #255 - Clean and Simple or CAS
I'm published...again!!! I'm sooooooooo excited to share the news with you that CardMaker Magazine selected four of my cards for their Autumn 2015 issue. The digital copy of the magazine is available now and if you are a subscriber you can login "here" and see the whole beautiful magazine now. The paper issue will be mailing mid July. Go see your copy now...100 pages of gorgeous Fall and Halloween ideas and projects to get started on.
I am pleased to announce I can finally share my cards with you, but you'll have to pick up a copy of CardMaker Magazine for a materials list and instructions. Sorry! But the magazine is totally worth it!!! It's only approx. $6 US per issue, sold at specialty stores or online. It is published quarterly, and is one of the few still publishing paper copies. So if you'd like the Autumn issue you have until end of September to get your copy. Because the Winter issue comes out in October. (which I have one card in that issue too). But once you have a subscription, you have access to 2 years of back digital issues and you can download them to have forever.
So, lets have an Autumn GIVEAWAY...leave me a comment below about what you think of my new projects and what your favorite part of Autumn is and I'll announce a winner next Saturday, July 11th.
Thanks for all your kind words and support!
I made this for Archivers awhile back and it's just been waiting for me to show you and today is that day. I used precut cardstock, the beginners quilling set, and the Tim Holtz composer tissue wrap paper (which I just love) to create this unique circle card. Add some ribbon and make it a door hanger for some holiday decor or add a pocket for a gift card. Very versatile for an Anniversary, Birthday, Valentines, or just because.
See Archivers online for a complete supplies list and tutorial click "here"
I entered this card in the "little red wagon" challenge and this weeks theme is "red and white." See my Gallery for more card ideas.
Patriotic is the theme to get ready for Independence Day! What are your plans? Do you love barbeque's with friends and family? Fireworks? Or a quiet day at home? Whichever it is, enjoy your independence and celebrate! For this card the BoBunny paper really shined...
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
Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there! I made two different versions of this nautical card for my Dad and my husband who both love boats and the water. I kept it simple and flat for mailing and just used scraps for the banners.
Authentique pattern paper collection-Anchored
Teresa Collins wood grain pattern paper-Family Stories
Graphic 45 numbers pattern paper-Good Ol' Sport
Creative Impressions screw brads
Ranger Tim Holtz mini ink-chipped sapphire
Stampin Up (retired sentiment stamp-sorry)
Finished card: A2
I entered this card in the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #251 - Father's Day
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