Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #634

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  I say that - but you have no idea the struggle I went through.  The card I'm sharing is not what I started out to make.

I wanted a Nutcracker.  I actually pulled out my Silhouette Cameo which I haven't used since before the move.  The cut was too small for the amount detail so most of it stuck to the mat!  But I am happy with what I came up with.  It's just not what I wanted to do.

I pulled out the Deck the Halls die set from Spellbinders and some old Christmas paper that I've had for years.  This is fun and shiny even though the red foil isn't captured in this picture.  Not sure how to best photograph shiny stuff.

Anyway, this was simple and quick to put together, which was good after all the time I wasted picking bits off my cutting mat.

Head on over to the TMS blog, the team made some really fabulous cards to share.  See you there!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

i-Crafter - Christmas Double Carrier

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Hello!  I'm on the i-Crafter blog today featuring a really fun idea using the Double Carrier box by Lori Whitlock. 

How to make this adorable box...

Reminder:  You will need a die cut machine that cuts larger dies.  It works perfectly in my Gemini.

1. Cut 2 pieces of the base from Kraft card stock.

2. Cut 2 pieces of each decorative layer panel.  I am using Christmas paper from DCWV.

3. Adhere the decorative panels to the base panels of your box.  Then fold on each score line using your i-Crafter Burnisher or other tool to ensure sharp folds.  Remember all folds are mountain folds except the handle, those are valley folds.

4.  Assemble box by gluing one side to glue tab taking care to line up edges.  Then repeat on other side.  Complete box bottom by folding short sides in first and gluing to one long side.  Then glue other long side.  I like using liquid glue, it gives you a bit more time work.  My favorite glue is Bearly Art.

5.  Now it's time embellish.  I used the bow dies from Scotty Holiday, the circle die which is also part of the Double Carrier set and the wreath (which I cut out several times, snipped in half and then layered to make a bigger, fuller wreath) and sentiment from the Ribbon Rosette Christmas Add On die set.  I made the berries using a small hole punch.

6.  Fill it up with treats!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #633

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's sketch is by Debbie.  It's a great sketch that I know you're just going to love playing with it.

My card features some sunflowers that you've seen before on a previous project that I made using the Pop Box, Oval dies from i-Crafter and some much neglected glimmer plates!  I haven't pulled out my Glimmer machine, foil and glimmer plates in MONTHS!! 

The foil I used is gold holographic and shimmers so prettily.  I forgot to mention that I also used the rectangle dots glimmer plate around the edge.

This was a really easy card to put together and yes, I did flip the sketch but I used the biggest sentiment I could find and pull out some tools and supplies that needed dusting first!   Please head over to the TMS blog and join the fun.  Happy Thanksgiving to our US players!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #632

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's a nice and easy one.

My card features a Mini Delight stamp set from Altenew.  Wait! Did I just stay stamp set?  Yes, (Patti), I still stamp every now and then.  You all know how much I love my dies and I admit,  I do have a lot of them.  But I still have some stamps, too.  This week's card is a very simple note card.  No dies were involved.  Just some stamping, some very neglected Copic markers, my paper cutter and an embossing folder.

This is a Mini Delight set from Altenew that is a monthly subscription.  Honestly, I forgot all about these!  But I really wanted an easy like Sunday morning card and this fit the bill.  I dug up some left over from a card kit paper from Simon Says stamp and a $1 embossing folder.  Easy peasy.  Personally, I think it looks more like a watermelon than a cactus, but who am I to judge?  LOL

And I have to admit, I purposely did this card to show Patti that I can still stamp.  Hahaha!  

Okay - head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun. Don't forget to leave some love for the team!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

i-Crafter meets Tuesday Morning Sketches (#631)

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I am so glad that you're here and I'd appreciate it if you left me a comment so I know you were here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie Foster.  I am also up on the i-Crafter blog today.

This week's sketch was perfect for the card I had in mind using as many i-Crafter Nov release dies as I could!

Let's take a look at all the i-Crafter supplies this card features...

* Impossible Box, Christmas Add On (222214)

* Ribbon Rosette, Christmas Add On (222211)

* Christmas Treat Lantern Add On (222213)

* Buffalo Plaid Stencil (222189)

* Ribbon Rosette (222143)

Now how I made it.  I cut a red panel to 3 3/4 x 5 inches and then cut fishtails.  I put the stencil over the red card stock and using intense black ink and a sponge to get the design.  It's important to use a sponge to saturate the cardstock.  It's harder to cover colored card stock and especially if it's textured.

I then die cut the banner using the fishtails in the Ribbon Rosette die set partially die cutting one end stopping short so that it didn't cut the whole tail.  Then flipped it around and repeated the steps.  This way I make a banner and not ribbon tails.  I repeated it with the white layer.

I die cut the remaining pieces to make the little Santa, Snowman and Sentiment.

This card was so much fun to make - a lot of happiness going on in the process.  If you'd like to try out this idea I'd appreciate if you used my affiliate link to shop, it doesn't cost you anything extra and it lets i-Crafter know who sent you!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #630

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I am glad you're here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one by Andrea.  I know I loved playing with it!

My card features elements from a die set that released yesterday on i-Crafter.  The die set is called Rocker Card and it's a really fun card, kind of a cross between step card and a round card.  It's really pretty, I highly recommend you check it out.

I admit, this card may be a bit more Spring-ish than our current season, but I really wasn't ready to make th is bird a cardinal and have the card be more Christmasy.  So I went with a bluejay.  I love how this turned out!  I had fun mixing some papers from Pink and Main for some different pattern and texture, yet it's not like in your face loud.  I also looked up pictures of bluejays and they have the darker blue lines in their tails, so I created that with an edge of a sponge.  I think this a great note card.  What do you think?

I'd love it if you left me a comment.  Then head on over to the TMS blog to leave some love to the Design Team and join the challenge.  I'll see you there.

Monday, November 1, 2021

i-Crafter November Release Day!

 Hello!  Thank you all for stopping by.  Today is release day at i-Crafter!  I love the 1st of the month.  There are so many great dies being released today, you are going to love it.

For my share, I am getting to feature the new Double Carrier (221006) by Lori Whitlock.  What a fun carrier!  Check this out....

This Double Carrier is easy to put together and has so much possibility!  Let me tell you how I made this one.

1.  Cut out 2 of the bases, 2 of the decorative panels and 2 (or 4) of the side panels (not pictured).  Note:  You will need 2 pieces of 8 1/12 x 11 card stock or 1 12 x 12 piece card stock (do not cut in half.  Place your die down, secure with the piece of removable tape and then with scissors, cut around it.  You should then be able to repeat the process and fit on 1 12 x 12 piece of card stock.)

2.  Cut out embellishment pieces.

3.  To assemble box, I recommend to adhere the panels first.  Score on the score lines.  All are mountain folds except the handle, those are valley folds.  Glue one base side by side to the other base piece.  Then adhere bottom pieces in place.  Then put the handle together (like a Z) and adhere.

4.  Embellish as you like.  Fill with  bottles of bubbles or other fun items.

Note:  Again, the base die does not fit 2 to 8 1/2 x 11 page.  It also doesn't fit in standard die cut machines.  I have Big Shot and the die slightly too big.  Good thing I have a Gemini die cut machine.

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to stop by the i-Crafter Blog to see what everyone made featuring the great dies releasing this month!  And if you feel like shopping, please use my affiliate link.