Saturday, September 16, 2017

Taking A Coffee Break

Taking a Coffee Break

  It's always time for a coffee or tea break as far as I am concerned -something hot to sip and enjoy as I spend time crafting.  It's just another way to relax as I use one of my favorite collections from Maja Design (note I say "one of my favorites" as I have many that I favor.)

This collection is Fika or  "Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) .  

Per Wikipedia:  Fika is considered a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffee break, with one's colleagues, friends, date or family. The word fika can be used as both verb and a noun.

These are the gorgeous papers I used from the  "Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) -
 Två Fröknar, 
Söders Höjder, 
I created two cards with this collection and coffee/tea theme. 
But I really need to take a moment to chat about the fun stamp sets I used from JustRite Papercraft.  
My first card used a clear sentiment set from JustRite called "Lost Without You" .

I embellished the cards with flowers by Petaloo by Floracraft..  They are gorgeous little Forget-me-nots form the Penny Lane collection.  The Petaloo flowers also match the papers perfectly.  

This card was crafted using the JustRite Papercraft - Just a Full Cup Clear Stamp Set - CR-05112.
It has the most darling little mug stamps with perfect sentiments. 

Here is a closer view of the stamps.  I do have to smile at the sentiment I chose.  Oh my gosh, how true is this for so many of us?

Thank you for joining me today for a spot of coffee.  
 You can shop for Maja Design paper collections here.  
You can shop for JustRite Papercraft Stamps and Dies here

JustRite Papercraft Clear Stamp - "Lost Without You" -  CR-05502.
JustRite Papercraft - Just a Full Cup Clear Stamp Set - CR-05112
Maja Design "Ske vi ta en Fika collection ( Fika) - Två Fröknar , Söders Höjder, cheesecake

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cute Cupcake Card

I've never met a cupcake I didn't like.  Cupcake stamps, dies, cards, backed goods...all fall under my yummy category. 

I baked up this Cupcake Card using my fun dies and stamps from JustRite Papercrafts.

 Yes, it is true the background on my card was created using the Confetti Background stamp shown above.  
I used watercolor paper and spritzed with water to help make my dotted watery background. 

I also used the heat gun to dry it faster.  I am impatient and tend to try and move things along. 

And the gingham ribbon is the perfect topper. 

You can shop for JustRite stamps and dies right here.

JustRite Stamps - Make A Wish CR 05083
JustRite Confetti Trio Background Stamp CL-05091
JustRite Hello Decorative Oval Frame Die DIE05064
JustRite A2 Cardfront Basics Die DIE05047

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Camera Card - Smile

Smile!  It's Contagious
Howdy - I'm here today to share some totally contagious stamps from JustRite Papercrafts.  

This is a new clear stamp set from JustRite called "A Smile is Contagious". Complete with sweet sentiments and a darling camera image.  

I wanted to show how cool this set is when used as a background stamp set.  The "smile" stamp is pretty large and is  perfect for doubling as the main sentiment or a cool background.  

And here is a close up of the fun camera image. 
I didn't add much color because it didn't need it and that's not really my area of expertise so I am perfectly fine adding a blush of color with Distress Inks.  

Here is my second sample using the same stamp set JustRite called "A Smile is Contagious"

Thanks for stopping here.  Enjoy your day and happy crafting. 

 JustRite -A Smile is Contagious- Clear Stamp CR-05106

Friday, September 8, 2017

Snowflake Cards

Bring on the Snowflakes 
I say let the snowflakes come! bring'em on. 
 But only in the form of paper please.  I only want paper snow at my house.  I'd gladly substitute glue for a shovel. 

The best way to play with snowflakes is by grabbing the new Spellbinders Snowflakes Holidays 2017 by Stephanie Low -Stamp & Die Set - and getting to work using Maja Design's Denim & Friends collection. 

 I created the card to play along with the  Maja Design Mood Board for the month of September.  Yes the Mood Board image invites you to think Summer but that's merely a suggestion.  My inspiration was taken from the colors.  
You can play along and enter your creation right here

I layered by snowflakes on my card.  I thought they looked lovely that way.  The key to using the stamp & die set is to definitely stamp first.   This provides an easier platform for making sure your die cut is securely in place.  you can even tack down with tape if you want. 

Hey - that's just my opinion.  Feel free to experiment with your own style.  

I prefer a nice crisp stamped image and your choice of ink does have an impact on the final image quality.  I used Tsunkineko - Memento Ink- Rich Cocoa because it has a warm richness with great clarity when stamped.  Distress Inks will not provide as sharp an image as you may desire. 

I used some white eyelash yarn as my fun wintery trim. I also added dimension to a snowflake by backing with foam tape.  

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Maja Design Denim & Friends: shop here
Maja Design Denim & Friends- Blue Jeans B Side
Maja Design Denim & Friends - Streetwear B Side
Spellbinders Snowflakes Holidays 2017 by Stephanie Low -Stamp & Die Set -SDS-089
Brown Gingham Ribbon
White floral berries

Eyelash Yarn
Tsunkineko - Memento Ink- Rich Cocoa