Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last Minute Quick Halloween Card


Busy busy week for me, but when I saw this cute and easy Halloween card here on this blog, I took a couple minutes to play and made this cute card. I just attached strips of embossed white cardstock onto the front of a kraft card and added some wiggly eyes. I stamped the perfect sentiment and attached with some Halloween washi tape. Then I die cut and attached a spider (QuicKutz). I had to stamp the inside too because I hadn't used this cute mummy yet this year:


I am entering this card in the Happy Halloween challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas (spider is a die cut) and the Spooky challenge at Sweet Stamps. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What If? Wed. Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions


Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for another fun sketch challenge at The House that Stamps Built and we are challenging you to make a card using the sketch below and link it up for a chance at some great Repeat Impressions rubber! For all the details on what you can win and to see the other Rock Stars cards using this sketch, please visit our blog.

I recently received the musical background stamp from Repeat Impressions and decided to use that and the sketch to create a “Joy to the World” Christmas card. I stamped the musical background in grey ink and cut out with a Nestabilities circle die. I stamped the “Joy to the World” stamp and sponged the edges with red ink. Following the sketch, I attached some red strips to a white card base and embossed the whole card with a musical embossing folder by Darice. I punched out a couple musical notes to complete the musical holiday card.
Here is the sketch for you to follow when you create a card for our challenge. You do not need to use Repeat Impressions stamps to enter our challenges, but you get an extra chance to win if you do!
I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Through the Craft Room Door and My Craft Creations.

**Don’t Forget: for a 10% discount on any size order at Repeat Impressions, make a note of my discount code (rr10kh), click on the blog badge on the side of my blog and go to the website here to shop and save!**

Monday, October 27, 2014

One more Christmas card for my stash


Christmas cards can be lovely even if simple and quick to make as long as there is an interesting background and pretty stamps and embellishments. I started with a lighter Bister background on this card, then stamped a pretty snowflake and perfect sentiment both from Raisin Boat. Then I added a couple small doves cut with a Memory Box die and layered the front piece onto a navy card base.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Treasured Times and the Any Holiday challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kraft Peace Card


I love using kraft paper for my cards and Kraft is the theme at Simon Says Stamp this week. I am sharing a card I made for my daughter's Fellowship featuring their chalice stamp in white. I layered two scalloped circles and a black flourish under the kraft circle. The top flap of the kraft card was cut down with rounded corners and embossed with my favorite embossing folder. I stamped the perfect sentiment on the red dp on the inside of the card.

I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Sweet Stamps.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Funny Card in a Box on Crackerbox Palace Friday



It’s Crackerbox Palace Friday and I am sharing a fun get well card in a box card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s funny germs and sentiment sayings. I love to make “cards in a box” and have blogged many since discovering them. This one is the A6 size. I started by embossing the blue card base with a Tim Holtz embossing folder that reminds me of germs. I stamped funny germ monsters and colored them with Wink of Stella sparkly brush pens. Each germ monster has a name and I attached the germ monster and it’s name to an acetate strip and they are popping out of the box card. I added some aspirin strips to the sides and a funny sentiment to the front. “Sending smiles your way” seems a perfect thing to do for a sick friend. Here is a picture from the front: 

Don’t forget you can save 15% off your order at Crackerbox Palace.com with my name (Karen) in the coupon code box. All I ask is that you sign up as a follower here and then go shop for all these great stamps and more.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Wonderful Wednesday and the “My Favorite Kind of Card” challenge at Mod Squad (card in a box cards and funny cards are my favorite to make).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Make your own Backgrounds with Bisters for Christmas

I need some more Christmas cards for my stash and so I pulled out my Bister powders from I Brake for Stamps and created this green background for this CAS Christmas card. So easy- just sprinkle on the Bister powder, spritz with water and you get this fun background. I embossed the Merry from Stampin' Up with white embossing powder, and added the Christmas and doves from a Memory Box die. I rounded the corners and attached to a white card base.

I am entering this card in the "Make your own Background" challenge at Craft-room Challenge and the Christmas challenge at Inky Chicks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Leftovers Designer Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions


It’s another Designer’s Choice Challenge at The House that Stamps Built, Repeat Impression’s blog. It is Joy’s turn and she is challenging us all to make a card using leftovers. Let’s recycle small pieces of paper or ribbon or whatever, create a card and enter it for a chance to win some awesome Repeat Impressions rubber! Please visit the blog for all the details and to see the other Rock Star's cards for this DCC challenge. I have seen them and you do not want to miss them!

On my desk, I had some glossy paper pieces I sponged with fall colors for last week’s card and some orange dp pieces I used on another card, so I used them to create this “Pumpkin Day” card. I stamped Repeat Impression’s pumpkin and paper pieced each section of the pumpkin with a different small piece of dp. I framed the pumpkin with a circle cut out using a Memory Box die on a brown piece of cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on a small piece of burgundy paper. I stamped three leaves on the fall colored glossy paper leftovers, cut them out and attached to the gold card.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at  613 Avenue Create and Through the Craft Room Door.


And don’t forget: For a 10% discount on any size order at Repeat Impressions, just make a note of my discount code (rr10kh), click on the blog badge on the side of my blog and go to the website here to shop and save!