Sunday, April 26, 2015

Princess Cinde Pumpkin Carriage Card

Hello my crafty friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a gorgeous Princess Cinde Shaker card to share with you.

The beautiful pumpkin shaker card was cut using my Cricut Explore with an SVG file from My Treasured Kutz (MTK) (Pumpkin Carriage Shaker Card) I love this pumpkin carriage card file so much because not only does it come with the base of the card but it also comes with the pieces to make the shaker. After all the card pieces were cut I inked the edges of some of them with American Crafts Pigment Ink and a disposable lip applicator to give it a distressed look and attached the pieces using Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.

Now on to the shaker itself. The Princess Cinde silhouette was cut with my Sizzix big shot using the Princess Cinde metal die by MTK. I filled the shaker with little pink crystals from my craft room stash. I used Elmer's Craft Bond Foam Mounting Tape and Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner to put the shaker together.

Aren't these flower beautiful? The flowers and leaves were both cut using MTK dies (Miniature Dahlia Flower and Leafy Branch). I inked the flowers and leaves using American Crafts Pigment Ink and a disposable lip applicator. I then used a stylus tool to shape them and finished up the flowers by using a quilling tool and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.

I stamped the inside of the card with the sweet saying "Now & Forever". The stamp came from my favorite stamp company Craftin Desert Diva's. The stamp set I used is the Simply Said set which is one of my favorites because it can be used for so many different types of cards or craft projects.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Girl Robot Card

So, the other day I got asked to join Too Cute By Jessica design team; exciting right? The card I'm sharing with you is the first card I've made as one of her design team members.

I used my Cricut Explore to create this adorable card. The sweet robot girl was cut using Too Cute By Jessica (TCBJ) newly released SVG file "All Geared Up". The pink scalloped border was also cut from a TCBJ SVG, "Borders Set 1". I inked just about all my pieces using American Crafts pigment ink and disposable lip applicators. I also added a touch of white using a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.

I embossed the white card stock using Darice Embossing Essentials Steam Punk embossing folder (1217-54) After I embossed the cardstock I inked over it with a disposable lip applicator using silver American Crafts pigment ink and then I added a touch of black. I cut this precious robot using gray paper but I brushed over her using the silver ink to give her more of a metal look.

I stamped Happy Birthday using Craftin Desert Diva's Simply Said stamp set.

Now on to how I attached everything. The oval behind the robot and the green tag was attached using Elmer's Craft Bond Foam Mounting Tape. The striped background and embossed gear cardstock was attached using Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner. For all the pieces for the sweet robot and gears I used Xyron Sticker Maker.

Last but not least her face was stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Face Assortment set (PK-490) I also added a touch of white gel pen to her eye to make it look more realistic.

Oh, I almost forgot about her little ears. I glued down two metal flower beads by Cousins Jewelry Basics using 3M Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive. I think it gives her the right girly touch.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

If friends were flowers I'd pick you!

Here's an adorable card I created using Craftin Desert Diva's (CDD)  Blooming For You stamp set.

First I have to tell you how much I love Craftin Desert Diva's stamps. They have such adorable stamps and they stamp really nice images.

So, on to how I made this card. First I stamped the bear and butterflies using American Crafts pigment ink. Something the ink stays wet for a bit so I just use my heat gun to speed the drying process. Once I knew the ink was dried I cut the stamped images out and colored them. I colored them using mostly chalk, a little bit of sharpie markers, then added a little sparkly touch using glitter gel pens. I also added the little white details on the bear using a white gel pen. Just a little note, the tools I use when chalking are disposable lip applicators and chalk pom-pom's. 

I cut my card base from recollections card stock and some patterned paper from my paper stash using my Cricut Explore. I then cut the tag and circles using Quickutz nesting dies. After everything was cut I inked all the edges using Rubber Stampede dye-based ink and a disposable lip applicator.

These sweet sentiments are also from the CDD Blooming For You stamp set. I stamped them with Rubber Stampede dye-based ink. Then, I attached everything to the card, I used foam tape on the small circle and bear to make them pop out a little.

I glued the butterflies down using Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive, only putting a small amount of glue down the center. Before adding the glue I gently bent them in half (not too much though, I didn't want to leave a crease)

One last thing, the ribbon. It's a pink Offray and I attached it by using a small paint brush to lightly brush on Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive. I also tied a piece to the tag.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mother's Day Garden Shaker Card

Happy Tuesday all my crafty friends. So, I was asked by Die Cuttin' Diva's to be a Guest Diva the other week. I was so excited, my first time being a guest designer, that I happily accepted. This weeks challenge over at Die Cuttin' Diva's is National Garden Month, so I chose to make this beautiful shaker card.

Seeing as Mother's Day is right around the corner I decided to make my National Garden Month card a "MOM" card. The MOM and shaker were both cut on my Cricut Explore using the MOM Shaker Card SVG file from My Treasured Kutz (MTK). I inked the edges of the card and patterned paper to give it a vintage look; then attached the patterned paper to the card base. The inside of the shaker heart was done with a miscellaneous flower stamp from my stamp collection. I used chalk to color the stamp. Then, finished the shaker up by adding colorful seed beads to the inside and attaching the heart to the card.

I then handmade all these gorgeous flowers using several MTK Nature's Beauty flower dies (listed below) I cut all these flower, inked the edges, used a stylus
to curl the ends of the flowers. I then rolled the flowers using a paper quilling tool, finally gluing the bottom together and adding a pearl to the center of each flower. Then attached them all to the card to create a stunning card that any mother would be happy to get.

Here's a close up of how awesome and beautiful these flowers turned out.

I really love the size of these flowers because they are the perfect accent to any card.

MTK's Nature's Beauty Flower Dies Used 

This is the first shaker card I have ever made. It was so much fun and I love how it turned out that I can't wait to make many, many more shaker cards.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Go Bananas, It's Your Birthday!

Every once in a while if feels good to just go bananas, right? Well, what better time to do it then on your birthday. Today, I have a card I made for my mom's birthday to share with you. 

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the card and Celebrate And Go Bananas SVG file by Kadoodle Bug Designs. I inked, chalked and added some white gel pen to give this fun card some texture and depth. 

I used Sizzix Sizzlits Tag, Scallop die and Jaded blossom "Happy Birthday" stamp from the Simple Sayings stamp set to create the sentiment tag. I also added an orange brad to the tag.

For the adorable face on the monkey I used Peachy Keen Stamps, Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment (PK-757)

To put together all the pieces for the birthday monkey I use the Xyron Sticker Maker. That is one tool I couldn't live without. I love it so much for little pieces because it doesn't create such a mess and spread all over things like glue tends to do.

Let's not forget the orange plaid ribbon. It's a miscellaneous ribbon from my ribbon stash. I felt that it added a nice touch to the card.

Now on to the inside. I used my Cricut Explore to write "It's Your Birthday, Celebrate And Go Bananas!"  I used a Pilot Precise V5  pen (it fits nicely in the Cricut pen attachment) and used the font Penelope (handwriting style). I then added Jaded Blossoms "Love You" stamp from the Simple Sayings Candies stamp set.

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