Sunday, October 25, 2020

Crafty Christmas Club: October

October 25th already, what?! That means there are just 2 months left before Christmas! How can this year be going by so fast, and at the same time so slow?

 

The Crafty Christmas Club is back with the October edition, and can I just say, I do not feel ready for Christmas yet! 


This is one of 25 cards I created with the Spellbinders October 2018 Card Kit: Sparkling Holidays, which is available now! 

The background of this card is created using the Snowflakes turnabout stamp, heat embossing in white, and ink blending over top.
I used a bunch of the ephemera and some pine boughs die cut with the die from the kit in silver mirror cardstock, and the poinsettia die from the kit with pearlescent white cardstock. The lovely blue gems are from the kit also.

Oddly, this is the only picture of this card that I took. Maybe because there were so many cards! I posted a video and a blog post with 6 other cards that I created. 

To see all of the cards I made with this kit, check out this short video. It is show and tell style, so fairly short.

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.



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Friday, October 23, 2020

Festival of Fall: Crisp and Crunchy

 Crisp air, crisp apples, crisp leaves! The crisp blue of the sky. So many things are crisp and crunchy this time of year. Let's revel in them!


We are back with another edition of Fall goodness! And since the weather had to match the mood of this year, I am looking for any reason to NOT see the snow in my yard.    Yes, I said snow. That is crisp and crunchy too, but ugh. So not ready. 



I did create a video making this card, and all the details are there!

I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Spellbinders Club Kits this month, because this Crimson Fall Glimmer Foil set is amazing!! 

And, I discovered that my favorite product designer from Papertrey Ink (the one and only Betsy Veldman) opened her own company last year- The Greetery. The S'more Holiday set is from her store.

I used the Aura Glimmer foil with the leaves foiling plate, then I used Distress, not Distress Oxide, to paint them. I used a size 2 round brush just damp with water to pick up the color and paint on the craft cardstock.

S'more Holiday is a layering stamp set, and is pretty forgiving. I just used my acrylic blocks. There are coordinating dies for all of the images, and a separate die to cut out the graham cracker sheet! Genius, I tell you!!


 I even used some of the die cut images for the inside finishing touches.

Did this help with your fall mood? I know I helped me!

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

 

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sparkling Holidays: Creating with a Card Kit

 

Do you love a good card kit but struggle to create with it when it arrives? Well, let's play with a kit from last October. You may even already have this kit. If you don't, it is still available!


I used the Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month for October 2019: Sparkling Holidays. Here it is, in all of it's glory. It comes with all of this goodness, including 10 envelopes and card bases. 

 I did make a video showing how I created 6 of the 25 cards I ended up making in 1 day with this kit!

This is the first card I made.  Some baubles and a die cut sentiment.


I adore the mirror cardstock that comes in every single one of the card kits. It is luscious, and is metallic on both sides!

This is a little stepped up version of this card. I added a Picot Petite Rectangle die cut and some Glimmer Foil on the patterned paper.

Can you see the foiled dots here? There is a lot going on here, lol.

Next we have a festive birthday card for those birthdays that are in the month of December. Maybe someone that loves the Nutcracker or theater.


The details on these ephemera pieces is delightful! The glittery details add a bit of dimension without any bulk. The greenery and flowers are created using the dies in the kit.

I used the same elements in a slightly different layout for this card.


Those little colored rhinestones are quite perfect for this kit! And did you notice that the flowers on the packages. match the flowers on the patterned paper? 

This one incorporates the stamps in the kit with some White Satin Pearl embossing on the background.

There is never too much sparkle on a holiday card, I always say!

This is the last of this bunch, again using the same ephemera with a slightly different layout. 

Are you feeling inspired to play with this kit? I sure hope so! When I got to planning these cards, I really found it easy to come up with lots of ideas. And even after creating 25 cards, I still have at least half of the pattern paper, some of the cardstock and mirror card,  and some of the gems left. Plus all of the stickers and a handful of ephemera! The dies and stamps are forever. 

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If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Festival of Fall: Cozy Up

 Oh, it's sweater weather! Bonfires and fireplaces, and extra excuses to cuddle! Let's cozy up!

 

I love a good excuse to play with my cozy supplies. And to pull out some oldies but goodies! My #festivalofcraftyfriends and I have whipped up some goodness for you.

 


Lawn Fawn just came out with a new interactive card die set, the Shutter Card dies. I have a weakness for interactive card stuff, so I got it right away. This is the first card I made with it. 


I guess I used more "new" stuff with this than I realized! The background panels are blended with Crackling Campfire, Ripe Persimmon, and Dried Marigold Distress Oxides. 

I used a Spellbinders large die of the month kit from June 2020 for the branches, berries, and flowers. 


And here is the best part, the inside opens to reveal the message! I used the Concord and 9th Winter Wear set for the sentiments.

 


Love the way this works!

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

 


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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Pumpkins, and Plaids Two Ways

 Two of the things in autumn that I can never get enough of are pumpkins and plaids. They are life!!

Autumn is such a glorious time of year. I love everything about it. Except that my asthma. But then, that is an issue all year round. So, suck it up, Buttercup! 

And I wear plaid flannel shirts all year long. I think there are currently nine flannels in my closet right now.  And I am drawn to a good multicolor flannel. Flannels and tank tops, they work for every layering need! And plaid stamps of all kinds. Especially the builder type. 


So, when I got the Pumpkin Hair stamp from The Rabbit Hole Designs, I thought I would make a card quick. Well, that turned into four cards! Check out the video.

Let's start with the watercolor painted plaid background. Don't let all the colors intimidate you, it is really easy to do. I used  a variety of watercolor mediums to create it, and it was so fun!

I also watercolored this grumpy pumpkin several times, and fussy cut it for this card.

I also pulled out one of my go-to design techniques: white satin pearl heat embossing the background with a stamped image. 

I also pulled in some Concord and 9th stamps and dies. Shop your stash, folks! There are so many great products out there!

No plaid on this one, but you know I had to make at least one slimline card!


I  kept this one looking very clean and simple. I have been practicing that look, and I think I am finally getting good at it, lol!

This is a 5x7 or A7 card, as are all the non-slimline cards in this post. The plaid non this card is created using two sets from Concord and 9th, because I am a little extra 😉


I  stamped this  plaid with Distress Oxides and Encore Silver ink. 

Now, I did  share this card in an earlier post. Butt I thought it was worth including here, as it is in the video. I love how the swirls in this stenciled background work with the design!


Pickett Fence Studios has some gorgeous sequin mixes that come in a compact case, so cute! I used the Candy Corn Shot mix here. 


If you want to see how I created the swirled background, here is a video. I used a panel leftover from this crafting session to create the pumpkin swirl card. 

I hope you are all finding ways to enjoy this beautiful season, and are recharging  your batteries a little each day. Until next time, happy crafting!

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Festival of Fall: Spooky Fun

 

There are always so many awesome spooky stamps out there, and never enough time to play with them! Let's make anytime cards, birthday cards, encouragement, and Halloween! Or not cards at all. Decor, treat holders, and gifts. Let your inner spooky out!


 This episode of the Festival of Fall is not on a Friday, and I can't remember why. We had a reason, I just don't remember what it was, lol. Well, we are definitely aiming for a fun time this round. The older I get, the more I love the spooky stuff and playing with those supplies. I need more reasons to use them!

Let's start with this witchy card that uses supplies from all over the place.  She is from the Sassy and Crafty company and is colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. 



The sentiments are from an Ink Road Stamps set, Empower. I love the sass and snark you can find with The Ink Road Stamps!


The fancy frame is created with t he  Spellbinders Spider Web Corners dies. I added some extra fun with Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Crystal in a  few spots on the spider web frame.


I could not resist this snappy sentiment for the inside. It is another one from the Empower stamp set.

 


And then there is this wizard themed card. I have been snatching up and hoarding any supplies I find  that are wizard themed as this book and movies series was a great way for us to spend time together as a family while my kids were growing up. And I still  enjoy it! This was a  card  I actually created  for a coworker that was leaving our department for a new job. 

Some of the supplies  are not available anymore, namely the stamps. They  were from  The Ink Road Stamps also, but as it is a one woman company, stamps rotate out of stock and get retired depending on  demand and storage space. I am certainly glad I got these! I did do some ink blending with Twisted Citron and Black Soot on this background.

The castle,  glasses, and wand are all from a Gina Marie Designs die set. LOVE this die set. Linked below, my friends. And there is a similar stamp set!


I finished this card off by using the brick stencil again on the inside with a little Pumice Stone Distress Oxide. 

Check it out! Glow in the Dark embossing powder!! I have released my inner child, and I love it!!

I had so much fun digging through my stash and mixing new with old to create these cards. I really want to play with more of the spooky stuff in my stash. How about you?!

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

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