Sunday, October 14, 2018

Joy Window Pane card

Today I am posting a card I made for the MFT weekly sketch challenge.  This one was a little harder to do than others.

I started by creating a window pane in Design Space, so I could get everything lined up.  Then I cut the frame in white, which I added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to for sheen.

Then I cut the frame out of red and green.  I used some distress inks on the squares, but it didn't hold up well.  I used a box of note cards I had purchased at Hobby Lobby, and they must have some sort of film on them.

These note cards are smaller than a 4.25 x 5.5" card, so I had to cut my card base down to that size to fit the matching envelopes.

I die cut out the word JOY from both colors and added the Nuvo Glitter Gloss to these as well.  I used a white glitter card stock for my snowflakes.  I scattered a few clear sequins around for a little interest.

I have been enjoying the Filled with Joy Card Kit I was able to purchase with my free gift card.  I actually was randomly selected a few weeks ago from a previous sketch challenge.  

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #MFTWSC406

Hope you have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Halloween Bat with Lawn Fawn Woodland Critters Huggers

Today I wanted to share this cute little gift card holder I created.  I was inspired by Lawn Fawn's Tiny Gift Box Bat add-on.

I pulled out my LF Woodland Critter Hugger die set and decided all I really needed was some bat wings and teeth.  So I went to Design Space and found this bat image.  I had to do a little slicing and welding, but I created a set of add-on bat wings.

I cut my hugger out of a dark gray card stock and then sliced off the arms.  The nose is part of the hugger die set, I just cut off the mouth portion of the die cut image.

I wanted to use glitter card stock for the wings, but it is only on one side, so cutting two and gluing them together was a bit bulky.

Before attaching my wings, I used a stylus and foam board to add some embossed details on the wings.  Then using my Prismacolor pencils I colored a little shading and highlights.  

I attached my wings to the back of my hugger and then attached the gift card pocket on top, so you couldn't see the wings.  

I also used the mouth and teeth from this image.  

I have a great little tip, I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (can be purchased at local Wal-Mart or craft store) and added a dot to each of the wing tips on the inside.  I let the glue dry, and this creates a removable glue dot.  This allowed me to place the wings where I wanted them and the glue held them in place, and could be opened without ruining the wings.  I had to add a little scotch tape to the sucker to hold it in place.

Having a Cricut Explore and Design Space is a great addition to the craft room.  It allows you to use your dies in a whole new way.


I hope you enjoyed this great project and will stop by again.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cute Puppy Pile - Bugaboo Stamps New Release

Hello, today I am featuring this weeks new release at Bugaboo Stamps.

I printed my image a little large so it would be the major focus on my card.  I did a simple embossing on the white layer, with a striped embossing folder.

I colored my image with my Prismacolors, I use Gamsol for blending.  I chose to make all my puppies the same color.

My sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.




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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday Card Recipe

Today's challenge at Catch the Bug is a recipe, use 3 buttons, ribbon and 2 images.
I used 3 images Bobblehead Santa, Bobblehead Mrs. Claus, and Bobblehead Reindeer.  I used the PTC feature in Design Space and printed the images on ornaments.  I didn't have any buttons that worked, but I did have these cute little star brads, so they are my substitution for buttons.

The merry was cut from red glitter card stock, I created this image with a system font in SCAL5 and uploaded it to my image library.

Lawn Cuts Stitched Scallop Borders
MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangles
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Sentiment Strips

Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy, Holiday Add-On

Simon Says Anything Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown - Coloring

Be sure to stop by Bugaboo Stamps and pick up the Friday Freebie (check under Freebie& Sales section), and check out the new releases, they are all 1/2 price for the week.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Let's Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate"

Ahoy Maties!

It's time for another Humor Me Wednesday project and if you can believe it there is a  "Talk Like a Pirate Day", which is also today the 19th.  I happened to look it up on the internet and it looks like this is definitely a big deal in some places.  So here is me card, you scurvy dogs.  I am featuring AKV Pirate Treasure from Bugaboo Stamps.

I kept the card simple, and used printed card stock. I added a few colored sequins around the treasure chest, which is overflowing with booty.  I would have added a few empty wine bottles, but this is for the kiddos and not the Captain Jack Sparrow fans.  If you have someone with a birthday on Sept 19th, surprise them with a pirate card.

MFT Birthday Project - CAS
CHNC Patterned Paper - Sep

Arrrgh!  Hope ye liked me card.

Monday, September 17, 2018

MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest

The other day I posted my CAS (Clean and Simple) card entry.  Today's I am showing my Innovative Master entry.  All entries have to used MFT product only, with the exception of inks and paper.  I think some of the tools like embossing folders and embossing powder from other companies are ok, at least I hope they are, I used an embossing folder on one of my cards. Any way, you certainly can't win if you don't try, so I thought it is a long shot, but here goes.

Here is what I came up with.

Here is the outside of my card, pretty simple right.  I don't have MFT's cloud stencil, but I do have the Stitched Cloud edge dies, so I used that to make a stencil.  The cloud edge die has stitching on both sides of the cut, so I used the other side as a  layer for the bottom portion of my card.  

I cut a tiny little slit on the dragons arms so I could slide the candle in, so he looks like he is carrying the candle.  I attached everything with foam tape to add dimension.  I decided to leave the sequins off, since I could use some masculine cards.

Drum roll please, 

As you can see my images all pop-up when the card opens.  I cut little pop-up on another piece of card stock that measured 8x5".  I placed score lines in the center of the brackets and where they attached to the card.  I cut the two sides so the would pop out.  As you can see I made my pop-ups different sizes.   My first pop-out was about 1.25" deep and the others were only 1" deep, so I have two layers.

I placed the candles around randomly and stamped my sentiment on the card layer.  My little dragon on the front flew in a whole bunch of candles.  

MFT Die-Namics Stitched Clouds
MFT Die-Namics Outside and In Stitched Cloud Edges
MFT Die-Namics Make a Wish Coordinating Dies

MFT Magical Dragons
MFT Make a Wish

Here is my entry for the Coloring Virtuoso contest.  I didn't create a blog post, I just added it tomy Pinterest board.  Here it is.
This card used the MFT Die-Namics Outside and In Stitched Ovals and MFT Wildflowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from MFT All About You stamp set. I used the masking technique to create my bouquet of wildflowers.  I cut around some of the flower and leaves so they would fall outside the oval.


Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stella Says Sketch 9/16/18

Today's card features Gus Fishing from Bugaboo Stamps.

Have you ever had this amazing idea in your head, but when you apply it, it just doesn't pan out.  Well this card was one.  I thought by making my backgrounds clouds and sun, I could hold true to the sketch.
Not by best work.  Oh well, it's done.

I split the sentiment into two parts, and printed it with my laser printer and added black foil.  

I created my backgrounds using cut out clouds and a sun stencil, both of which I cut out with my Cricut Explore.

The water layer was cut with my Lawn Fawn Stitched Waves, I cut it into three pieces and glued it to a piece of card stock, then used foam tape to pop up the water layer.

Sentiment on the inside says "Teach a man to fish, and he'lllsit in the boat and drinking beer all day".  This image is perfect for the fishermen in your life.

Card Stock
The Paper Studios Heavy Duty - Hobby Lobby
Georgia Pacific - Wal-Mart

MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax
Deco Art Foil - Black
Distress Oxide Inks
Show Off Blank Stencil - Hobby Lobby


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Till next time,

Happy Craftin!