Time for Tea

Check out my post this week  at Scrapbookpal using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. I love this cartridge because it is filled with so many fun 3 dimensional projects.  My favorite project on this cartridge is the tea cup.

This tea cup would be amazing to create and present as a gift for all your favorite people - from family and friends to teachers. Just add some raffia, some candy kisses (or some other candy of choice) in a cellophane bag, and you are good to go.

Using the teacup, I cut it at fit2page which resulted in a 3 1/2" teacup. Once cut, I used my Scor-Pal and scored the areas that were to be folded. You could also do this with the included scoring feature AND the addition of the scoring blade, however, I prefer using my Scor-Pal to get the crisp folds I need.

Putting the cup together is fairly easy. Just add the handle to the cup (inserting it in the precut slots) and adhere the sides of the cup together, then place the smallest circle inside the cup. Put the saucer together and add the largest circle on top - this helps create the curviture in the saucer. Add adhesive to the bottom of the cup and adhere it to the saucer. I felt the cup needed a little something extra, so I pulled out some pretty lace that I thought would work well. Using a strong adhesive on the ribbon (such as Scor-tape), I added it to the cup, but felt it needed a little color. Out came my Copic Markers because, as you know, Copic Markers can color anything and this lace was no exception. I colored the lace band with G24. Love it!

Just because I was having so much fun with the tea cup, I made a few more!!!!

Die cut:  Cricut Expression, Tags Bags & Boxes 2 Cartridge
Pattern paper:  American Crafts, BoBunny, DCWV
Markers: Copic Markers
Adhesive: Scor-tape, ATG
Other: Lace



It's time to get spooky and this Witches Brew Stamp by Catherine Swinford for Kat Stamps is perfect.  I opted to make a shaped card using the cauldron as the focal point.  I just added some die cuts from Spellbinders to complete my spooky look. 

The cauldron was colored with shades of gray Copic makers.  I carefully colored the background with light tan along the bottom and some blue around the top.  Portions of the cauldron and the "flames" were outlined with Gold Spica pens.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Scoring tool: Scor-pal
Pattern paper: Making Memories
Stamp: Katstamps
Ink: Memento
Markers: Copic Markers, Spica Pen
Dies: Spellbinders


Happy Bird-day Tag

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms and Holly has asked us to create a project using twine, string or ribbon.

Having some amazing Twine in my craft room, I decided to create a birthday tag.  I die cut the bird cage from white cardstock then printed the Bird 2 Digital Stamp.  I colored the bird with Copic Markers, cut it out and placed it partially inside the cage.   I cut a mat for the cage and added brads to the bottomfor a little color. 

This ended up being the perfect sized tag.  I stamped the sentiment on a smaller tag and added some Twine and tied it to the top of the bird cage.

Don't forget to see what the other designers have created this week.

Digital Stamp:  CHF
Stamp: Justrite Stampers
Markers: Copic Markers
Die: Tim Holtz
Brads:  Basic Grey
Ink: Clearsnap
Twine: The Twinery

Thanks for stopping by today.


Kindness is never wasted

This week the design team members of  Globecraft Memories  are blog hopping with the Xyron  design team members.  Stop by these blogs every day this week and see the gorgeous creations the designers have been creating. 

Today, my post on the Globecraft Memories blog is a quick and easy card using awesome Globecraft Memories products in conjuction with Xyron adhesives.

Starting with black cardstock, I cut it to a 4 1/2" square to fit my 5" card base. I stamped the sentiment with embossing ink, added Mermaid Tears and then heat set. I love the shimmery look I was able to achieve.

Using a stamp from Heartfelt Creations, I colored it with Copic Markers, then die cut it with the coordinating die (love the added dies that were created for this set).  Before adhering it to the card, I added a light coat of Glastique which gave the rose a nice dimensional effect and since I used a light coat, it dried fairly quickly. I used Xyron adhesive to adhere the rose to the card. Xyron adhesive, while permanent, does allow you some time to reposition your items. I was able to move the rose several times until I was happy with it's final spot on the card.

To emphasize the sentiment, I scored 1/2" around the panel. Finally, I just wanted a hint of color around the card so I swiped embossing ink around the edges, added Mermaid Tears and heat set.  I then adhered the panel to the card front with a Xyron Glue Stick.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Exciting news!!!!

I am so excited to announce that I am joining the Scraputante design team!!!! The Scraputante Store,  located in New Jersey, has awesome stamps, papers, and all the supplies you could ever hope to find in one place.  And look at these amazing designers I get to work with!!! 


Thank you....

This fun stamp is called Awakening by Micah Carmichael for Katstamps.  It was screaming for just a touch of color to coordinate with the selected background.  The sentiment is a rub-on from Karen Foster.

Stamping the image on white cardstock in black ink, I carefully outlined several areas with Spica pens, then colored in some sections with Copic Markers.  I really wanted the image to stand on it's own because it is beautiful.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: Kat Stamp
Rub-on Karen Foster
Markers: Copic Markers, Spica Pen


Must be Love

I've been playing with some fun products from Globecraft Memories. 

Here's a quick and easy way to incorporate Globecraft Memories Piccolo charms in a card.   I used Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive with Brownstone and Enchanted Aubergine Powders on the charm. I also added several light coats of Glastique which gave the charm a nice glossy effect.

After completing my card, I just tied the charm onto the bow.

Just remember, they may be small, but these charms can pack a big punch on your creations.  Why not try one today.

Cardstock: Worldwin
Pattern paper: MME
Charms,Powders: Globecraft Memories
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine: The Twinery



It's almost time for Halloween, so it's time to begin creating Halloween cards.  This Witches Brew Stamp by Catherine Swinford for Katstamps is the perfect way to start on your Halloween creations.

I lightly colored the cauldron with gray Copic Markers.  Then I die cut the cauldron with a Spellbinders circle die, along with it's black mate.  The background was created with a Sizzix embossing folder and Silver Faber Castell Gelatos were rubbed across the raised portions!  It really added to the spooky effect I was seeking.  A few simple letter stickers that coordinated with the cauldron finished off the spooky effect.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Dies:  Spellbinders
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Stamp: Kat Stamps
Markers: Copic Markers, Spica
Pigment: Faber Castell Gelatos


Every Day Shaped Card

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms and Kris has asked us to create a shaped card.

Creating shaped cards is easy when using Spellbinder's Grand Calibre dies. I used Labels 1, moving the die slightly off the folded edge so I'd have a card. Then I die cut one more panel and adhered it on top so I had the full shape of the die.

Inking the Trees Backgrounder Stamp with brown ink, I stamped it on yellow patter paper, adding different amounts of pressure around the stamp. I wanted a somewhat mottled look to the image. Once stamped, I then die cut the image with a smaller die to fit the card front.

Next, I used a phrase from A Time to Stamp also stamping it onto yellow pattern paper with brown ink. After corner rounding the edges, I added foam adhesives behind it to add some dimension on the card.

Don't forget to check here to see what the other designers have been creating.

Cardstock: Worldwin
Pattern paper: EKSuccess
Stamps: CHF
Ink: Clearsnap
Dies: Spellbinders

The Rubber Buggy Design Team

I am so excited to annouce that I'm on the new design team at The Rubber Buggy.

Stop by the store and see all the fun stamps they have in stock and check out their blog for information on all the new designers.  I am so excited and thrilled to be able to work with this great team.


Flower Canvas

My latest post at Scrapbookpal showcases the Spellbinders Spiral Blossoms dies. I have never been a fan of quilling as I find the tiny quilled parts are too small for my fingers.  Hello to my newest addiction: Spellbinders Spiral Blossoms One die.  It's an awesome spiral die that creates wonderful flowers using my qulling tool.

I selected a canvas board that measures approximately 5" x 7" to display my flowers.  Since it is a flat board, it can be hung in even the smallest of places.  I started by sponging Ranger Antique Linen Ink on the canvas.  Using a circular motion, I brought the color into the canvas.  Then I added a hint of Ranger Wild Honey and Walnut Ink along the edges.

Using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die and assorted scraps of pattern paper, I created 8 flowers.  Using a quilling tool helps get the petals tightly wound.  A glue dot on the base of the flower holds the flower together - no other gluing is necessary.  Once I had the flowers finished, I placed them on my canvas, adhering them with Beacon Adhesive which provides a nice strong bond.  I left room for the sentiment in the lower right corner which I stamped with Ranger Walnut Ink.

This close up shows the details of the flowers and the inked canvas texture on the background.  Canvas is very forgiving and you can add as little, or as much, ink as you desire.

To make the flowers seem more realistic, I pushed the centers and gently folded the outer edges of each flower.  It's a little hard to see, but some Icicle Stickles add a hint of shimmer to the flower centers.

Once finished, I punched a hole in each corner of the canvas with a Crop-a-dile and tied ribbon through the holes.

Ink, Stickles: Ranger
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Die cut Machine: Cuttlebug
Stamp: Hero Arts
Canvas Board
Scraps of pattern paper


2011 JV Football

This is one of my recent DT project for  Scrappinstuff last month using some awesome Bella Blvd pattern paper.

Using black cardstock as the layout base, cut Bella Blvd. Making the Team Borders paper in half.
Use the reverse side (green striped print) on the left side of the layout and the Bordered print on the right side, lining them up across the layout.
Add the “autograph” Border to the left side for a pop of color.
Cut apart the Creative Imaginations Football paper and place on top.
Ink edges of paper with black ink.
Add the Football Definition Card to the left corner.
Add 3 photos to the left side, allowing papers to show (and help set the tone of the layout).
Die cut “JV” and add above the Creative Imaginations Football paper.
Add Bella Blvd. Chipboard numbers below.
Add 3 horizontal photos and 1 vertical photo the left side of the layout.
Add a red sticker from Bella Blvd.’s Alpha Bits under the vertical photo. This sticker also adds just a pop of color.


Enjoy the Simple Things

Today I used this fun stamp from Kat stamps called "Awakening" by Micah Carmichael.  It reminds me that each day is to be cherished and that we need to take time to enjoy each new day.

I chose to color the image with assorted Copic Markers, adding some Spica pens for a glittery effect. 

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Fiskars
Stamp: Kat Stamps, Hero Arts
Markers: Copic Markers
Ink: Clearsnap


Happy Birthday Card

This is one of my recent posts at Scrappinstuff using some amazing Jillibean Soup and Websters Page's pattern papers.

Cut cardstock to create a card 4 ½” x 11”.
Cut Webster’s Pages 4 1/4” x 10 ¾”.
Ink edges with brown ink and adhere across card.
Cut Jillibean Sweet Onions paper 3” x 10”.
Using reverse side, ink edges with brown ink.
Cut Jillibean Kidney Beans paper 2 ¾” x 9 ¾” and ink edges with brown ink.
Adhere to the Sweet Onions paper and place on card.
Stamp cupcake on Sweet Onions paper using brown ink, then emboss with clear embossing powder.
Ink edges with brown ink and adhere to a larger square with has also been edged with brown ink.
Adhere to card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  Jillibean Soup, Webster's Pages
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink, Embossing Powder: Clearsnap


Happy Birthday

I'm still having fun with the new Gelatos by Faber Castell - I can't wait till I can get the entire collection!

I began by cutting white cardstock to fit the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, then I spritzed it lighly with water.  I randomly added 3 colors of blue to the cardstock then used a paint brush to move the colors around the paper.  Dipping the brush in water often helped create a soft water color effect. 

I used a paper towel to aid in drying the cardstock. I didn't want to heat set at this point because I wasn't done with my coloring. I spritzed the cardstock again and added 2 shades of puple randomly on top. Using my finger, I moved the colors around. To get a smoother, softer look, I used a paint brush and water to work the colors into the background. These colors are fabulous and are somewhat opaque so you can continue to add color without creating a muddy effect.

When I finished, I heat set the cardstock to comply dry it before embossing it with a Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder.  It really created an amazing background.  I used a brown ink pad on the embossed areas to add a little more dimension.

The birthday cake is from Justrite Stampers Topsy Turvy Cakes  which was colored with Copic Markers and edged with Spica Pens.  The cake was mounted onto Spellbinders oval dies and added with foam adhesives to the card after some lavendar twine was wrapped around the card.

I truly love Gelatos - it truly gives you freedom to play.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says
Scrapalicious USA

Cardstock: Bazzill
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Gelatos: Faber Castell
Stamp: Justrite Stampers
Dies: Spellbinders
Ink: Clearsnap, Memento
Markers: Copic Markers, Spica Pens



The newest challenge at Justrite Stampers is to create a card with more than one fold. Easy peasy when you use your handy Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy.

To create this card, I cut gray cardstock 5 1/2" x 11", then scored at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4".  Once folded in, these 2 panels create the gate fold.  Pink pattern paper and the print paper were cut to fit the panels as well as the interior of the card.  To keep the card closed, I die cut 3 sizes of Spellbinders heart shaped dies, then stamped the Justrite sentiment (Garden Fairy Wishes) in the center.  The white heart was adhered to the left side of the card only and the next layers were added with foam adhesives for dimension.

Once the card is opened you see another heart centered on the background.  It was aligned with the closure dies so as not to be seen when the card was standing.  A ribbon die was placed on the top of the heart  and congratulations from You are the Best Stamp set was stamped in the center.

Cardstock, pattern paper: American Crafts
Dies: Spellbinders
Stamps: Justrite
Ink: Clearsnap
Scoring tool: Scor-Pal