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: 

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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.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CAS Bister Christmas Card

I made a couple Christmas cards this week using Bister powders for the background (from I Brake for Stamps here) and some new dies and stamps. I used just the red Bister powder on this background after I embossed the "Merry" from Stampin' Up with white embossing powder. I added a snowflake die (Memory Box) and the "Christmas" cut with a new die from Paper Smooches. I distressed the edges of the red piece and sponged a little, then added a couple pearls to complete the CAS card.

I am entering this card in the Emboss challenge at CAS on Sunday and the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Minion Halloween Card

Isn't this Halloween Minion cute with his pumpkin costume? I totally cased it from a card I saw on Pinterest, but cannot link back to it to give credit because it goes to a site restricted to SU demos only. He was very fun to create with a bunch of dies and punches. I made this special card for my grandson and will be sending it to him soon with the mummy candy bars I shared yesterday on my blog. I added some washi tape to the top of the card and the orange one says "Happy Halloween Nate!" I found this tip on how to get words on your washi tape here on this blog and tried it. It is not real dark, but IRL it is definitely readable and a fun way to personalize a card or present.

I am entering this card in the Pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun (the costume is a pumpkin), and the Halloween challenge at We Do Doobadoo.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mummy Candy Bar Halloween Treats!

Aren't these super cute? I saw the idea here on this blog and had to run right out for Hershey candy bars and white crepe paper. I punched some eyes and added a Halloween happiness sentiment with some Halloween washi tape.

I am entering this project in the Anything  Goes challenges at Aud Sentiments and Crafty Girls.