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. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Celebration Cards 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is Celebration Cards 4 Kids! Create and link any celebrations card for a child and you could win one of our great prizes. Halloween, Christmas, Birthday- any celebration opportunity will do.

We have three very generous sponsors for this challenge:  Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet is giving their winner 2 digis of their choice (a $6 value)! The Paper Shelter is giving their randomly picked winner a $20 gift certificate!  And Crackerbox Palace’s  winner gets 3 digis from any of their stamps at their website! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

My first card above features some really cute stamps from Crackerbox Palace. I cut a film strip window with a die from Pretty Pink Posh using two sided dp. I flipped the cut out paper squares, taped them together haphazardly, and stamped the perfect sentiment on them before attaching it to a blue card base. I stamped three of CBP's cute fish on brightly colored dp, cut them out and attached them in the film strip window.
My second card features "Brave and Cute Knight" from The Paper Shelter. I printed him on white cardstock and cut him out. I embossed the red piece with a Cuttlebug numbers embossing folder and cut out the "u r 4" with Memory Box alphabet and numbers dies. I think this card could be perfect for a little boy turning 4 while in one of the nine children's hospitals SAS4Kids serves.

I am entering these cards in the For the Boys challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, and the Anything Goes challenge at Sister Act.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Last "Stretch Your Stamps" Christmas Card from Crackerbox Palace

It’s Crackerbox Palace Friday and I am sharing the last Christmas card in my series of “using your stamps in different ways to stretch your stamp buying power.” Scroll down on the blog to see four other cards using this beautiful holly border and the “Season’s Greetings” stamps.

I stamped a wreath with the holly border stamp and then made a circle spinner card with the cute little penguin spinning around the circle track cut with circle dies. The circle spinner penguin is attached to a penny with pop dots. I attached the front pieces to a green card base with pop dots and rounded all the corners. I used red Wink of Stella to make the berries sparkle.

Here is another pix showing the cute penguin spinning around the circle track: 
Don’t forget you can save 15% off your order at Crackerbox 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 challenges at Wonderful Wednesday and Penny’s Paper-Crafty.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birthday Bister Giraffe Card and New Watermark!

I am very excited today to be sharing my first card with my brand new personalized watermark! Ever since my friends Sara and Michael created my blog badge, I wanted to have a watermark using my brand and now I have one! I read about Kathryne of StampArt Design  and how she created watermarks for a design team. I contacted her and she was just great to work with! Even after I approved a final design, she worked on it to make it even more perfect! I was very impressed and recommend her very highly. You should check out her blog here not only for watermark design but for great digital stamps she designs as well. Thanks Kathryne! 

I am still a rookie at the watermark program and adjusting the placement and size of the watermark, but a little more playing and experience and I will perfect that as well. I chose Visual Watermark here and it was pretty easy to use.

I love the card I am posting today! I used a birthday embossing folder on a white card base before I applied blue and brown bister powders and spritzed with water for a fun background. Then I cut an oval opening with a nestie die and stamped a gorgeous giraffe stamp on yellow cardstock. The giraffe stamp and the Bister powders are from I Brake for Stamps. If you check out the Bister gallery there, you will see a bunch of my cards:)

I am entering this card in the CAS challenge at Virginia's View and the Anything Goes with Yellow challenge at Fantastic Tuesday.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sketch Card for Repeat Impression's What If? Wed. Challenge

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 love the colors of fall and this fall is especially brilliant in Wisconsin. I brayered fall colors over the Repeat Impression’s stamps I stamped on glossy paper. I masked a moon next to the fall tree and sponged it with yellow. Then I just followed the sketch and applied to a brown card base. CAS but lovely.

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!**


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Blues Twisted Easel Card

I used mostly shades of blue in creating this twisted easel card. The stamps are all from Inkadinkado. The "enjoy" label is popped up to hold up the easel. I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the scalloped edge. Here is a picture with the "twisted easel" closed.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Scribble and Scrap.