Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Cards using Victorian Santa Postcards Hang Tags

This is my second post today, for my HIMCR #175 project please click here: HIMCR #175
I made some Christmas Cards using the Victorian Santa Postcards Hang Tags file. You get 8 hang tags, four different tags, two of each.

I printed on cream colored paper, took a scrap of green paper and ran it though my eBosser with my Delicate Dots folder then cut the green paper into 1" strips and added a piece of green and white checked ribbon to the top and adhered this strip onto the card face.
After cutting my images out, I added a matching piece of clear acetate to the front of the images. I adhered the images to the card face using foam dots, added a piece of green and white twine to the fold edge and on 2 cards I added Jewels, putting pearls on the other 2 cards on the open edge.
The diagonal stripped cards measure 4 1/2" tall x 7" wide when folded. The horizontal striped cards measure 4 1/2" tall x 6" wide when folded. 

Sue Kracker

HIMCR #175 - Any Holiday

 HIMCR #175 - Any Holiday!

This can be ANY Holiday! Take this time to get caught on past Holidays or if you're like me it's past time to bang out some much needed Christmas cards!!

The sponsor is Serri Baldy's My Besties!

The giveaway is all 4 Digital images used by our HICMR Design Team!!


 This little girl is so cute that I couldn't resist her.

I used both colored pencils and Souffle pens to color her. The card base and oval were printed and cut with my Cricut Imagine using one of the papers from Christmas Wish, the card is from Just Because Cards.

I ran the oval through my eBosser using my Delicate Dots folder. It didn't print quite right so I added some chunky glitter to the area that wasn't right. I used foam pads to adhere both the oval and image to the card. I added a piece of blue ribbon near the folded edge and blue jewels to the opening edge.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Creative Bug on the Loose Challenge #7 - Midway Post

Fallen Hues Colour Challenge #7 - Midway Post.

 We are at the midway point for our color challenge using these fabulous fall colors. You need to use at least 3 of these colors for this challenge.

Design - Seeds - Fallen Hues 5

Today I had the Creative Bug on the Loose: Giving Thanks image to work with.

 I printed the image then colored it using colored pencils then I layered it onto a piece of burlap. The bling is from Zva Creative and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Happy Thanksgiving stamp set.
Dates for this challenge are: November 5 – December 2
Sadly this will be our last challenge.

Prizes for this challenge are:
Five digital images from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
  • An additional prize of three images will be presented to a random winner who has used a CBD image in their project.  In theory, that means that if you use a CBD image, you could win a total of eight images!
  • A top three will also be chosen (as long as there are a minimum of seven people entering).  Each person in the top three will also get to choose an image from the store.

  • I've caught the bug, how about you? 


    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Guest Designer at My Craft Spot

    This is my second post today, for my HIMCR #174 project please click here: HiMCR # 174

    Hi, Sue from Sue's Paper Crafts here. I am so honored to be a Guest Designer for a day today here at My Craft Spot .

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner I chose the, "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp set to play with. When the set arrived I couldn't stop at the 2 projects that Kimberly requested, I wanted to showcase as many of these wonderful stamps as I could.

    I know it's a little late to be sending out invitations for Thanksgiving Dinner but these stamps are perfect for them.


     I used 3 of the stamps for the invitation, "Sharing the Harvest", "What's Cooking" and "May the Bounty of the Season Fill Your Heart and Home". I cut the turkey with my Cricut and My Community cartridge, the turkey's background is cut from a piece of paper I embossed using my eBosser and the Swirltangle embossing folder, I used foam pads to adhere the turkey to the background.

    I stamped the sentiments on vellum and embossed them with gold embossing powder, then I backed them with a piece of cream paper that had been sprayed with some Tattered Angels - Coffee Shop and adhered them to the card with foam pads.

    I used the 3rd stamp on the inside and printed the event using my printer and Photoshop.

    Added a few Imaginisce jewels and a piece of twine to finish it off. 

    For my second card I wanted to use the, "Falling For You" stamp, it goes perfectly with my falling leaves paper.

    I started with a Kraft base for my card, added the falling leaf paper, stamped the sentiment on Kraft paper then layered it with a piece of red/rust and put a piece of burlap behind it. I punched a few leaves with some very thin craft metal and a couple of sequins on the upper corner. I also added some twine and a button.
    My third card is a, "Happy Thanksgiving" card.

    The card base is a mustard color, I layered it with a piece with Thanksgiving and fall type decorations, added a piece of ribbon and my bling swirl is from Zva Creative, "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp and some Imaginisce bling.
     My 4th card was a bit of a challenge, I had received card from a pen pal and wanted to copy it because I like the design. After she sent me the basic measurements I went to work making an SVG. I need to tweak my SVG a bit but I'm fairly happy with the results.
    Folded Card
    I did my SVG cut, added some fall color printed paper to the, "flip" part and a piece of Zva Bling.

    Open Card
    I stamped the back ground for my top layer with the, "So Blessed to Have You in my Life" stamp and added some gold Stickles. Stamped the, "When I Count my Blessings I Count You Twice" stamp and layered it onto a piece of burlap.
    The sentiments in this set are so perfect that the cards pretty much make themselves.
    I want to thank Kimberly for having me today. I would really love to do this again. Please stop by Kimberly's store and see what she has to offer.
    Sue Kracker
    Entering the Falling For You card into this challenge:

    HIMCR # 174 - Think Fall

    For My Craft Spot Guest Designer project please click here: Guest Spot
     HIMCR #174 - Think Fall!
    Anything that is Fall themed!
    The sponsor is 2 Cute Ink!

    Here's the link:
    The giveaway is 2 digital images from 2 Cute Ink!

    This little fox is just darling, he looks like he's having a great time playing in the leaves.

    Image from 2 Cute Ink
    Colored Pencils
    Zva Creative Bling - CRS-05CB-110
    Clear acetate
    Unity Stamps - Feel Better Soon
    StazOn Ink pad
    eBosser and Craftwell Quatrafoil embossing folder
    Xyron 3" sticker maker
    Action Wobble
    Card base measures 8 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" tall when folded. Emboss with Quatrafoil embossing folder, score in middle and fold.
    Print and color image then layer onto a piece of cardstock then onto a piece of burlap.
    Add ribbon to card base.
    Stamp sentiment and fussy cut then put through Xyron sticker maker.
    Add bling, attach Action Wobble to back of layered image then attach to card, add sentiment.

    Entering into this challenges:

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Magnets/Ornaments using Bottle Cap Image Inserts

    Today I had the pleasure of using Fall Leaves Two Bottle Cap Image Inserts, these are very, very easy to work with. 

     Link to file 

    You get 36 bottle cap inserts, 6 of each design. I made all of these and have a full row of 6 left. I also had some boo-boos, some trial and error items.
    First I made some magnets.
    Printable adhered to inside of bottle cap.
    Printable adhered to outside of bottle cap.
    Doubled up bottle caps.
    A 1" circle punch is perfect for cutting these out. Since I can't find my 1" circle punch I just cut them out freehand, it didn't take long at all. I inked my edges then glued to the bottle caps.

    Inner and outer.
    The images seemed to want to curl up a bit on the outer edges so I weighted them down with magnets.
    After the images are totally dry turn the bottle caps over and glue the magnets onto the opposite sides that the images are on.
    The double sided magnets were made very similar to the ornaments, minus the alpaca wool for hanging and the additional image on the other side.
     I used my glue gun to attach the wool to the bottle caps, making sure to pile up enough hot glue to attach an additional bottle cap to the backside, insides matching.
    Can you see the bit of a ridge behind the bottle cap? That is the other side, both sides are showing red when you turn them around. I did both the ornaments and double sided magnets this way.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Imagine That - Jars of Cheer

    This month's Challenge Set at Imagine That is full of fun, I made this cute gift jar and tag. I up-cycled an old applesauce jar.

    I started by printing out the image from Imagine That, this is a progressive challenge so if you play along this month you get the following month's image free.
    This is printed right onto the cardstock for the card base, I added the, "You're so Sweet" sentiment included with the set and layered it onto a piece of red glitter paper and attached to the card base with foam pads. I added some green and white twine on the edge and punched a hole through both layers of the card and threaded a rubber band through it which I used to attach the card to the jar then added the red bow to cover up the hole.
    I filled the jar with green and red gift bag filler, it will be very easy to hide some candies and gift cards in the filler.
    Using my Cricut, forest green and bright green vinyl with the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and cut the Christmas trees @ 3". 
    I'm entering it into this challenge:

    Imagine That Digi Stamp - Jars of Cheer

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    Krylon Mini Mystery Box

    This is my third post today. For my HIMCR # 173 project please click here: Super Scraps Saturday

    This project was a ton of fun to play with. I received an email asking me to take part in the, Krylon Mystery Box and of course I said, "YES!!!" I couldn't wait for my box to arrive.

    Here is what I found when I opened the box:

    Krylon Short Cuts spray paint: Iris and Bonnet Blue
    Bag of assorted buttons
    2 1/2 yards of 2" wide burlap
    2 cloth napkins
    Walnut Hollow Mini Crate - provided by Walnut Hollow
    I hand washed the napkins and let them hang to dry then I pulled out my ironing board and iron, set the iron on 1 (one) and ironed them. You really need to wash the napkins to remove the sizing which is added during the fabric making process. I wanted to do some stamping on them, the sizing would have made it harder for the ink to adhere to them.
    I started with the silver ink, I was on my way to making a decorative Christmas card holder.
    Then I painted the mini crate with the Bonnet Blue paint and stamped snowflakes onto it using sliver, blue and lilac inks.


    I made a bow with a piece of the burlap, sprayed with a touch of the lilac paint. I added one of the buttons tied with silver thread to the bow and adhered the bow to the box using my hot glue gun.

    Using the napkins as a small table cloth I set my box into the middle of it and added some Christmas cards I have made.

    The only items of my own I used:

    2 snowflake stamps from my stash
    Colorbox inks in: silver, blue and lilac
    Small piece of silver thread
    Hot glue gun

    Entering into this challenge:
    Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Use Stamps

    HIMCR # 173 -Super Scraps Saturday

    I think that Super Scraps Saturday is my favorite challenge. I have SO MANY scraps that they will soon run me out of the house.
    The sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

    The giveaway is 3 digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! Winner's Choice!
    Love this image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, I think this guy is super cute.
    Image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
    Scraps, white, sliver and I think the blue was printed with my Imagine.
    Imaginisce jewels and jewel setter
    Colored pencils
    Chunky glitter
    Sentiment is from My Mine's Eye 12 days of Christmas collection
    Adhesives, foam pads
    Corner rounder
    Print and color image, round corners and adhere to silver layer (I wish I had cut the silver a bit bigger and embossed it). Adhere to card face, card measures 6" wide by 5 1/2" tall when folded (fold is on top).
    Add jewels where you want them, I put them on the scarf and the corners of my layers. Add the glitter to bottom.
    I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of acetate then put the white paper behind it, I wanted a bit of shine on it that's why I used the acetate and I had a scrap to use up. Attach sentiment with foam pads.

    Miki's Birthday Card

    My beautiful Daughter-In-Law is having a birthday and she loves butterflies.

    I used my Craftwell Whimsical Wishes embossing folder and did some paper piecing for her dress. I also added a, "belt" to the dress and some jewels/pearls to the sky.

    I cut the butterflies with my Cuttlebug butterfly die and embossed them using the matching embossing folders. I made some extra butterflies so that when Miki opens the card the loose butterflies will fall out. I added jewels/pearls to the middle and folded the wings up.
    The dress and butterflies are all cut from some of the beautiful Japanese papers the kids have sent/brought me over the years.