Friday, August 11, 2017

So simple, So clean, and So FUN! --- Return of the Weekly Give Away

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Happy Friday to one and all:)  I'm happy to share today's card with you and a giveaway.  This weeks prize is the adorable"Party Time by Lia" Stamp Set from Hero Arts. I thought it was a perfect way to celebrate my birthday :)  If you are subscribed to my blog you receive 1 entry and if you are also follow my instragram, "like" today's card on it and comment "Yay for Birthdays" on it you will receive another entry.  Drawing will be held the evening of August 15, 2017.  Good luck!  Now on to today's card......


Several weeks ago a friend contacted me and asked if I had time to play.  She really wanted to see a shaker card made "in person" so she could wrap her head around it.  Now I will say I was not a huge shaker card fan.  I had dabbled here and there but always found it to be so much work.  My friends request was a challenge though.  This was my chance to see if every shaker card needed to be labor intensive.  Could I make them simply, quickly and with no sequins stuck to the foam after I closed it all up?  Challenge accepted!

This is the card I created......


Layers:
  • 4 1/4" x 11" 110lb white cover card base folded in half
  • 4" x 5 1/4" 110lb white cover card stock for stamping and die cut
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack, Watercolor Wonder in this case the Pink shade
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Hero Arts Acetate Sheet
Directions:
  1. Use the Mini Misti stamping tool to align the sentiment and stamp it first, in Lawn Fawn Wild Rose Ink, and then in Versamark Ink.  Then heat emboss it with Wow clear embossing powder.
  2. Center and die cut the Butterfly from the Concord & 9th Floral and Flutter Die set.  Frankly you could use the flower instead if you like.
  3. Place the front die cut panel over the card base and draw a line around the butterfly edge so you can see where it will be on the base card.
  4. Adhere Watercolor Wonder paper to the card base so it covers up the pencil outline.
  5. Repeat step 3 over the patterned paper.  This will show you where you need to stop applying the foam tape that will surround the sequins to create the shaker element.
  6. Adhere the Hero Arts Acetate to the back of the butterfly panel using a tape runner adhesive and set aside.
  7. IMPORTANT***DO NOT REMOVE TOP TAPE COVER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FINISH YOUR CARD***  Take the foam tape and create a double layer that is enough to fit around the square you will need to create the shaker box.  Then cut it in half length wise so you have skinny strips and create a shaker box outside of the pencil marks you created on the patterned paper.  When the box is complete gently erase the pencil lines.  
  8. Double up some more foam tape but don't make skinny strips this time.  Fill in the rest of the area around the shaker box to support the top die cut panel.  There will be a 1/4" frame around the edge of your card so be careful not to put foam in those areas. 
  9. Use an embossing buddy or loose talc powder to make the edges of the foam unsticky before placing the sequins in the box you created.  This way no sequins will stick to the sides.
  10. Gently place the desired amount of sequins in the shaker box.
  11. Carefully remove all adhesive covers and center the die cut cover over the card base.
I realize the description may look long and intimidating but I assure this was a quick and simple card to make and so much fun when it is done.  I think I found my new addiction.

I would love to see other ideas for great dies to create this type of shaker card.  Please share your ideas and project pictures in the comments section below.

Thank you so much again for checking out this weeks project :)

Joanne and Penny

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Supplies List:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Getting Back To Work and Celebrating My Birthday :)

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Hello fellow paper crafters :)  I know it has been a long time since I last posted.  Sometimes life gets in the way doesn't it?

Boho Flowers Mini Kit from Gina K. Designs
Since we last spoke I travelled around South America for three weeks, got home on a Friday, closed on my old house the following Monday, and moved to my new house two weeks later.  Then there was the inevitable unpacking and organizing my new crafting/class space in my new home and a three week trip to Wisconsin to make some cards with Gina from Gina K Designs and some other Stamp Junkies at Village paper and Ink, and Minnesota to spend some time with my dear mom and sister.  Now it is time to stay put for a while and get back to doing what I love :)

When in Wisconsin for the Stamp Junkie Fest I was showered with gifts from quite a few companies -- Gina K Designs, Brutus Monroe, Pretty Pink Posh, Thermoweb and more.  I have to say though that one of my favorite gifts was this beautiful mini card kit from Gina K. Designs.

It inspired me to make the pretty birthday card pictured above because as we all know we can never have enough birthday cards.  In addition August is my birthday month so I feel like celebrating all month long :)

Layers:
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 100lb white cover card base folded in half 
  • 3 3/4" x 5" 100lb white cover card for stamping
  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 100lb black card stock for mat
  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" or scrap 100lb white card stock "you" stamping and die cut
Directions:
  1. Use the two flower dies to cut masks out of Inkadinkado masking paper or Post It Notes.
  2. Stamp three of the large flowers in Passionate Pink around the white stamping layer.
  3. Mask one of the flowers and add two leaves from the Grass Green stamping slightly over the mask so as to give the illusion that the leaf is coming out from underneath the flower and a small flower in Blue Lagoon.  Mask the blue flower as well and add some leaves as you did with the pink flower.
  4. Repeat step 3 for each pink flower.
  5. Using Versafine Onyx Black Ink stamp 3 of the "leafy swirls" around the flower clusters.
  6. Stamp the desired sentiment on the card that.
  7. I created the "You" embellishment by stamping one of the words "You" which is included in the kit and then cutting out 3 additional die cuts of the matching die as well as the stamped piece.  I glued and layered them on top of each other to add dimension and then attached it to the card.
  8. Adhere the stamped piece centered over the black mat and then attach it to the front of your card base.
  9. I added some detail to the center of the flowers with the Nuvo Crystal Jewel Drops in Ebony Black.
Thank you so much again for checking out this weeks project.  Come and visit next week when we  will be getting back to weekly giveaways. I can't wait!

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Supplies List:


Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony
Shop at:
EH | GK | AZ
Boho Flowers Mini Kit
Boho Flowers Mini Kit
Shop at:
GK
GKD Ink Cube - Blue Lagoon
GKD Ink Cube - Blue Lagoon
Shop at:
GK
GKD Ink Cube - Grass Green
GKD Ink Cube - Grass Green
Shop at:
GK
GKD Ink Cube - Passionate Pink
GKD Ink Cube - Passionate Pink
Shop at:
GK
Scotch Advanced Tape Gun
Scotch Advanced Tape Gun
Shop at:
EH | AZ
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Shop at:
EH | GK | AZ
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
Shop at:
EH | GK | AZ






Monday, July 3, 2017

Returning Soon :)

I've missed you all during the past 3 months.  I traveled to South America and spent May and June moving and setting up my new crafting and class room space.  It has all been a long journey but I will be posting again very, very soon.....  Can't wait to show you all what I have been working on.  Here's a sneak peak to tide you over :)  Thanks to all of you for sticking with me :)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Never Too Late :)



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Wow what a week!   Unfortunately because of buying and selling a house and getting ready for a big trip I have not had the time to make cards this week.  Hopefully I will this weekend.  We will be celebrating my Dad's 76th birthday on our trip and I have been instructed to make multiple birthday cards and a banner for his suite.

I am excited to announce the winner of the Art Impressions Wildly Cute Giraffe Stamp is.......Michelle George.  Congratulations Michelle!  I have sent you an email and look forward to sending you your stamp :)

My little niece loved her giraffe and card last week.  Here is a video of her opening her gift.  The reaction is completely priceless.  If you didn't get a chance to see that post CLICK HERE to check it out.  Please note:  This video requires Flash player which may not be on all devices.

video


When they woke up in the morning apparently the Giraffe was stinky and this is how it had to be fixed :)


This gift was such a  win-win.  I loved giving it, she loved receiving it and WWF gets to continue their works saving our wildlife.  It's a beautiful thing.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Charity Blog Hop -- Gifting A Giraffe + Giveaways


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G'day to y'all from this Aussie in Texas.  This post is a stop on the super fun and inspiring Charity Blog Hop.  Be sure to check the other blog stops listed below (and here) for other great charity gift ideas and projects to go with them.  Awesome companies are helping inspire you to hop along and leave comments on all the blogs - Altenew ($30), Lawn Fawn ($50), My Favorite Things ($25), and Ellen Hutson ($25)! Be sure to go say thanks to them on their social media sites for helping get the word out about giving … and leave comments by Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Winners will be announced on Sandy’s blog on Thursday, March 23, 2017, along with the total amount we’ve raised together!


When I heard about this Hop, I was so excited and instantly knew exactly how I wanted to participate.  I have a little niece, Mila, who turned two on March 4th.  She is a huge giraffe fan and I had to make sure she adopted one of her very own.  


I chose World Wildlife Fund as my adoption agency as I have done many times over the years.  They have different donation levels to fit any budget and the money goes to help conservation efforts around the world.  There are many animals to choose from as well, making it a great gift for almost any animal lover on your gift list.  

I chose the animal/level that included an adorable stuffed giraffe, along with an adoption certificate, photo, and fact card, pictured above. The package also included the adorable reusable gift bag so the gift was all taken care of except for a card. And that's perfect for a card maker like me since, of course, I want to make my own card for my niece.  That's how this little cutie came to be.




Layers:

  • one 4 1/4" x 11" 100lb cardstock folded in half to create an A2 top-folded card
  • one 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 100lb cardstock for Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die
  • one piece each  green and blue Watercolor Wonder Petite Paper for grass and sky
  • one purple plaid piece from Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper pad for mat.

I used the Wildly Cute Zoo Babies Stamp from Art Impressions for my giraffe,  I have several giraffes to choose from.  This particular one is irresistible and I think it is perfect for my two-year-old sweetie, the giraffe lover :)

To create a no-line color technique, I stamped the image lightly in Distress Antique Linen Ink.  This is a lovely light color that blends beautifully with many colors, fading away to create the illusion that it is not a stamped image.  I then proceeded to color the giraffe with the Copic colors listed in the supplies below.  I colored the head first, covering it with a good coat of YR20.  I then colored the areas I wanted shaded with YR23 and blended it all out with the YR21.  I went slowly and repeated the process until I was happy with the result.  I used the YR27 for the giraffe's spots and the YR20 for her ossicones (horns).  I colored the hooves in various warm gray colors and the bow in violet.  My niece, like her mom, is a big fan of purple.

My coloring was completed with the little chick partygoers (Party Animal Stamp set from Lawn Fawn).  They came to life with a couple of yellows and an almost orange for their beaks, as well as magenta and violet for all of the party hats.



I set the scene for the card by using a variety of dies and a petite paper pack from Lawn Fawn, one of my favorite companies.  


The brilliant Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pack answered my prayers for an easy, beautiful background on-the-go.  Here is an easy list of all of the layers:
  1. Purple layer -- Largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangles dies.
  2. Scalloped layer -- Largest die from Fancy Stitched Rectangle dies.
  3. Blue and green layers -- Largest die from the Small Stitched Rectangle dies.  
  4. Green layer -- Cut a Grassy Hillside border from each end of the Small Stitched Rectangle.  Attach the tallest one to the blue layer.  Stamp Happy Birthday from the Party Animals Stamp set in white onto the shorter grass piece. Sprinkle with embossing powder. Heat set. Pop grass up on the front of the card with Scotch Foam tape.
  5. Cut three clouds out of some scrap white cardstock and, for some added dimension, pop one of the clouds up with Scotch Foam tape.
  6. I also popped up the chicks and the giraffe with Scotch Foam tape.  What can I say, I love dimension!


Thank you all for visiting me today and participating in the Charity Blog Hop. :)  Please be sure to subscribe to my blog for weekly giveaways and remember to hop along and learn about all of these wonderful charities.  Next up is Melissa Miller  and here is a complete list for your hopping pleasure .
I hope it inspires you next time you have an occasion to give a gift.  

Cheers for today :)

Joanne

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Supplies:

Zoo Babies, Wildly Cute Set, Art Impressions
Party Animals Stamps & Dies, Lawn Fawn
Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pack, Lawn Fawn
Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack, Lawn Fawn
Simply Puffy Cloud Frames dies, Lawn Fawn
Simply Grassy Hillsides dies, Lawn Fawn
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies (largest die), Lawn Fawn
Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies (largest die), Lawn Fawn
Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackable dies (largest die), Lawn Fawn
Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ranger
Copic Markers:
     For bow and hats --V01,V04, V12, V25
     For hooves, nose, and eyes  -- W4, W5, W6, W9
     For giraffe -- YR20, YR21, YR23, YR27,
     For chicks -- Y04, Y13, Y38
     For hats -- RV09
Scotch Foam Tape, 3M

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekly Prize Winner 3/13/17

It's been a busy week.  We have sold our home and our new home is getting close to being done so no card today.  I am also preparing for a very special event coming later this week.


Keep posted for more information on this very special bloghop that is guaranteed to inspire us all.

and now without further ado...

CONGRATULATIONS TO:  Brenda Lilley of Texas.  

This week's lucky winner of the Easter Blessing set from Art Impressions :)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

To Copic or to Zig plus......Weekly Prize Announcement - A Day Late For A Good Reason

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It's a question I am often faced with.  Do I Copic or do I Zig?  They are both wonderful mediums with which to color.  When I get a stamp set like this beautiful Kind Soul set from Wplus9 I can normally choose one or the other but in this case I opted to Copic color one and do some cheerful no line watercoloring with the Zigs on another.  I was so excited to finally have the time and the inspiration to participate in The Daily Markers 30 day color challenge.

Layers:

one 4 1/4" x 11" 100lb cardstock folded in half to create an A2 card top folded card
one 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 100lb cardstock folded in half to create an A2 side folded card
two 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 100lb cardstock for the Copic coloring and embossing
one 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper for Zig coloring




The process for both cards is quite straightforward.  I colored the Copic card using 3 colors for each flower.  I started by coloring the whole flower in the lightest color.  Then I used the flicking technique to create some depth and dimension from the middle, darker parts of the flower outward.  I accented the centers of the flowers with my Uni-Ball Signo White Pen.  I used two colors of green to color each of the leaves and finished by stamping the sentiment that is included with the set in Onyx Black Versafine Ink.




I started the Zig card by stamping the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  It's a nice light shade that is easily covered up by the bold, beautiful Zig colors I chose to color these flowers.  With the Zig coloring I drew around the outline with a very thin line of the Zig marker color and then flicked in some color in the areas of the flower that I wanted to appear darker.  I blended the color out with my favorite watercolor brush dipped in water.  

The real trick to no line watercolor is to never color 2 petals next to each other at the same time.  I would color a petal and then skip a petal and so on so that the colors would have plenty of time to dry.  This ensures that the colors don't run together.  

After the petals were all colored and completely dry I added accents with the same marker except this time I did not blend them out with a wet brush.  I then let this dry before adding some white accents with the Uni-ball Signo White Pen.

I didn't want this second card to look too much like that first card so I decided to fussy cut the right edge of the image to place it on an embossed background.  I used the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven embossing folder, an absolute fave, to create said background.  Nothing fancy here I just attached the colored image onto the front of the embossed cardstock.

I grabbed a Happy out of my pre-stamped and die cut stash from the Happy, Happy, Happy Stamps and Dies from Lawn Fawn and finished off this card with Wishes created with my Dymo label machine.  Gotta love it :)

I hope this inspires you to bring some of your stamps to life with color very soon :)

Please check below for a list of supplies used in today's cards.

********** TODAYS PRIZE **********

This should typically be a Friday post but we got an offer on our house yesterday and were wrapped up in dealing with that.  So excited to not have to show the house anymore.  Now we can look forward to our new home.  Yay!  

Please refer to this LINK to read the rules for participating in our weekly giveaway.

This week's prize will have the lucky winner hopping to make adorable Easter cards.  The Easter Blessings set from Art Impressions includes four adorable mischievous bunnies guaranteed to make anyone smile.






Supplies:
  1. V04, V12, V25, Y13, Y15, Y18, YG03, G14, RV11,  RV14, RV17 Copic Markers, Imagination Int'l
  2. May Green, Persian Green, Violet, Lemon Yellow, Pink Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Zig
  3. Signo White Gel Pen, Uni-Ball
  4. Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ranger
  5. #6 Silver Black Velvet Watercolor Brush
  6. Happy, Happy, Happy Stamps and Dies, Lawn Fawn
  7. Kind Soul Stamps, Wplus9
  8. Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Tsukineko
  9. Label Makers, Dymo