Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Cute Fall Treat/Lantern with i-Crafter

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Hey y'all.  I'm on the i-Crafter blog today with another fun share featuring the Buffalo Plaid stencil.

This project also features the Halloween Treat Lantern die set, the Box Pops, Oval Base die set.  As you might know, I've been in a pumpkins and sunflowers mood lately.  So this week it's sunflowers!

How to recreate this project:

1.  Cut two pieces of the base treat box from Kraft card stock.

2.  Place the stencil over the bases and using either sponges or i-Crafter Blender Brushes and ink up both sides of the paper.  Let dry if really saturate the card stock like I did.

3.  Die cut the flowers and leaves from the Box Pops die set.  I did cut two for each flower, cut the top layer in half and removed one petal.  Ink up the edges and then layer the flowers.  The cut one on top one half slightly over the top of the other half so that it's a bit smaller than the bottom layer.

4.  Die cut the centers and emboss for texture.

5.  Die cut the leaves, ink them up and adhere to backs of flowers.

6.  Before putting the box together, I did use one of the Halloween pieces that is meant to cut a design into it and then snipped it out.  Now put the box together as usual.

7.  Adhere the flowers across the window strategically so that they appear to be floating over the window opening.

8.  Place a battery operated tea light inside and add to your Fall display!

I hope you enjoyed my project and that it inspires your creativity!  If you'd like to purchase these items, please use my affiliate link.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #629

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning  Sketches and it's a really easy sketch.  Which means you can either keep it dressed casually or go all out and dress it to the nines!  

I actually made two cards and they are inspired by dies that are from Honey Bee Stamps.  I don't own any of those but I have plenty of others.  And once again, I'm making pumpkins!  Here's the first card...

This first one features some black/kraft patterned paper from Hobby Lobby that I have had for years.  I used stitched oval dies from CC Designs to make the pumpkin.  And then used several other dies from Spellbinders.  Honestly, this card fell a little flat for me but I can't exactly pinpoint how.  But while working on this card, I die cut some flowers that I thought I'd use but discovered the colors just wouldn't work so from it another card was formulating in my head.

I thought a bouquet in a pumpkin would be pretty I cut more flowers and viola - here it is.  This one is using the same stitched oval dies that I cut from Neenah Natural card stock, then inked with Carved Pumpkin and Brushed Corduroy Oxide inks.  Then I embossed with the swirls embossing folder.  The flowers and leaves were die cut from dies by Pink and Main.  The paper I used is also from Pink and Main. 

The second card is by far my favorite and my sister said it can only be sent to someone worthy, which means she wants it!  LOL

Thank you again for stopping by and now head on over the TMS blog to check out what the rest of the team made and since you'll be there, you may as well join us!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches 628

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one by Debbie Foster.  This one is perfect for Christmas or winter scenes but I went a way different way.

My card features Amazing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, oval dies from Spellbinders and ink colors from Concord & 9th.

I did also use Peacock Feathers distress ink for the sentiment - in retrospect it wasn't a great idea.  But I guess it's okay, too.

This was a really super quick, super easy note card to make and can you believe it, I actually used stamps.  I have some really great inks and they are seriously neglected.

I do hope you'll leave a comment, say hello.  I'd love to hear from you.  Then please join us over at the TMS blog to leave some love and join the fun.  Have a great day and we'll see there!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Scotty Halloween with i-Crafter

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Hey there!  Thank you for stopping by.  My first post is on the i-Crafter blog today.  I had the best time making this card.  The owner, Lynda Kanase, challenged us to think outside the box for our projects.  So who thought Scotty Holiday die set could be a super cute Halloween card?!

Isn't this cute!  I don't make too many Halloween cards but I wanted to challenge myself because this just isn't my genre.

I started with my base of white card stock and pulled out my box of Distress Oxide inks.  I first blended on Squeezed Lemonade, then around that Scattered Straw, building my color out I then used Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky.  I love this ethereal background!

I cut the spider web element and snipped it out and glued to the corner of the base.

I cut out a few bats, the dog, the bow, the pumpkin and the sentiment.  The dog I added a few highlights using Pumice Stone Oxide ink.  Then snipping off one of the bat wings I used this for a mask.  I cut out two bows and layered them so that I had two tails to make it look like his mask is tied on.  For the pumpkin and I did ink the edges a little with Black Soot, added a scrap of black card stock to the back and cut a sliver of a strip of black card stock to fashion the handle.  Glued it so that it looks like the dog is carrying his pumpkin bucket.  I sat him atop the Happy Halloween sentiment. 

This was a super fun card and I hope it inspires you to look at your dies with a different eye.


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Tuesday Morning Sketches #627

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a nice and easy one.

I say nice and easy but I made my card a little wrong.  I really need to stop relying on memory of a sketch because as you'll see my elements are not the right size.  I don't necessarily hate that though because I used some really cute woodgrain paper.

I made this card using some super cute Hello Fall papers by Echo Park.  The sunflower is a die set from Spellbinders.  It was a really simple card to put together.  It'll be a nice notecard.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun!  Leave some love.  Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #626

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you're going to like playing with it. 

My card features a lot of dies... Oval dies, letter dies, foliage and scroll dies.  Most of them are from Spellbinders.  

So decorative pumpkins are all the rage and I wanted to translate that to my card.  Too bad this picture doesn't show the full glory of this card.  I'm still trying to learn how to use this Shot Box to the best of the ability, but so far it's not so good.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to see all the beautiful designs the team made to share.  Leave some love, too.

Friday, October 1, 2021

i-Crafter October Release Day!!

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I have some really exciting news.  I'm one of the newest design team members for a fairly new die company called i-Crafter.  I shared a card a couple of weeks ago  featuring their dies because I just had to play with some of the products I received to work with as a DT member and NOW I can share more.

The October release is now available on the site - its a phenomenal release with so many great dies!  My project features Scotty Holiday  and Buffalo Plaid Stencil

My project also features the Impossible Box, Monsters.  First of all, the box isn't put together exactly as the impossible box should.  That top part (the lid) should go over the box base.  But I didn't want it like that.  I wanted a taller presentation.  So I glued the lid the other way.  And to make it come in the way it does for the ribbon I cut an extra notch.

I cut the cute little dog out of Kraft card stock and then inked with a sponge so I would get those lines to sort of make fur hairs - in my own attempt to make this dog look like a wire-haired terrier.  I then took a black marker to color in the nose and eye.  The bow I cut from orange card stock and then using an orange Pentel pen to draw in some details.  To make the grass I used what should be the hair for monster from green card stock and adhered upside down.

I then took a scrap of white card stock and used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and a sponge to make my tag using the Buffalo Plaid stencil.  Then die cut the  "Cheers" sentiment that comes in the Scotty Holiday set from black card stock.  Punched a small hole and tied to my ribbon tie.

So how I see this little gift packaging, I plan on placing a tiny bottle of scotch inside and giving to a friend to celebrate his birthday.  It's the perfect size for 21+ plus gift!

I hope you enjoyed my project and will come back often to see other fun ways to use these dies and stencil.  I have so many so ideas!!  And if you'd like to purchase these wonderful items and others I'd appreciate it if you'd use my affiliate link.