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: