Sunday, June 11, 2017

Succulent Stamp Fun

More Succulent Stamp Fun!
I've been having a wonderful time this past month using the newest release from JustRite Papercraft.  

My background stamp is from JustRite PaperCraft Succulent - Background Cling Stamps  and is great for experimenting with technique.  It's big and covers the entire background of an A2 card.  The size of the stamp is also ideal for folks who love mixed media ( and so many other crafting projects.) 

 Here is the gorgeous stamp.  


I have a number of other projects I made with this same stamp - and even a tutorial showing how I used the stamp: 
You can see the whole tutorial with my DIY bright cheery cards here
 You can see more warm and soothing examples here on my Hope-Butterfly card. 


But back to the card for today....

I used the Succulent stamp  to add dimensional layers simply by stamping onto colored cardstock and adding gold embossing powder for the outline of the stamp, then cutting the stamped images out.    I did use my amazing Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool  to stamp the images.  I'm hooked on that tool - just can't stamp without it these days.  

I added some accents to the edges of the cut-outs with Distress inks in Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade.
The layers add such a cool element. 

 Another close up of the card of this "must have" background stamp.  You can grab your stamp here.   



Thanks a million.  You can follow JustRite on Facebook  to find out about the weekly sales.  


JustRite PaperCraft - Background Cling Stamps  -Succulent -CL06001
Clear Embossing Ink
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Tray Mate - Craft Tray PP11710
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Maja Design Purple Floral Card with JustRite Die

I'm here today to share my card combining many wonderful products - Petaloo accent flowers, JustRite Dies and Maja Design papers. 

Purple and green are among my favorite color combinations.  Toss in  rich chocolate brown color and you have the Fika collection from Maja Design.  

I adore this classic collection.  I did have to stop hoarding the paper and actually cut it up to use, however there is still a part of me that wants to hoard away forever.  But we all know in our hearts that paper is meant to be used and enjoyed on projects and not tucked away on a shelf. 


I accented the card with some fabulous purple Petaloo Flowers from the Botanica Collection - Baby Blooms .  They are a perfect match and help to add a delicate touch.  They also do not overwhelm the card.  

I've added a beautiful die from JustRite Papercrafts - A2 Graceful Lines Die .  This die was fun to use here because the green papers from the collection make this die pop with beauty and grace.


Oh the gorgeous Petaloo flowers here...

Thanks everyone for your constant support.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Succulent Stamp and Butterflies -Bold and Bright


Newly released and boldly gorgeous- JustRite has a new large cling stamp that has the full coverage needed for a card.  The size of this stamp is 4"x5.25" so it fits on an A2 card nicely. 

Background stamps are also great to use for texture on cards, tags, ATC's , scrapbook pages, mixed media projects and so much more.  

My background stamp is from JustRite PaperCraft Succulent - Background Cling Stamps  and is great for experimenting with embossing and inking.  This card actually was easy to make.  


Here are my quick steps 
Step. 1 - I stamped the image onto " Specialty Stamping Paper for Inks"  using Clear Embossing Ink and the  Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool ).   This helps provide a clear and crisp image.  I am not looking for a distressed image - I really am desiring a crisp clean image.   For this reason, I also did not choose to use distress embossing ink. 

Step. 2 -  I coated the specialty paper with clear  super fine embossing powder (white embossing powder works nicely here as well).   Heat and set with a heat embossing tool/heat gun

 Tip - With products like embossing powders, glitter and beads, I find that clean up is much easier when using a craft tray to help catch all the extra product.  I'm not really great at sweeping and vacuuming so I like to avoid that one task when possible. 
  

Step. 3 -  Pick some Distress inks and start blending.   I was able to blend gorgeous color combinations on the specialty stamping paper using various Distress Inks and blending tools.


Here is a list of the Distress Inks I used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
I added a small sentiment using JustRite's Small Oval Wishes Stamp set.  This collection has a great variety of all purpose sentiments that seem to cover most occasions.  They are small sentiments that can be added and not overwhelm your beautiful artwork on the card.  

I stamped the word "HOPE" with black ink and covered with clear embossing powder (followed by a blast of the heat gun to set the embossing powder). to give is a crisp clean finish. 

Thanks for stopping here to look and share your time with me.  I appreciate this a great deal. 

JustRite's Small Oval Wishes Stamp - CR-05053
JustRite PaperCraft - Background Cling Stamps  -Succulent -CL06001
Clear Embossing Ink
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Tray Mate - Craft Tray PP11710
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools
Specialty Paper for Stamping
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )


Monday, June 5, 2017

Layout with Maja Design and Petaloo




  Petaloo and Maja Design have teamed up this month for a special  product Spotlight.  The party starts June 2nd and wraps up on June14th with prize giveaways.  You won't want to miss a single day!

Prizes??? 
 Yes!  You can participate in the giveaways by joining us on FB, Pinterest, and Instagram too.

Jennifer Snyder here today to start the  product Spotlight.  Maja Design was so kind to send us their paper all the way from Sweden.  They provided each of the Design Team members with a mixture of their gorgeous "Vintage" collections, meant to mix and match :Vintage Romance, Vintage Baby, Vintage Frost Basics, Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Summer Basics, Vintage Spring Basics, and Vintage Winter.
You can use the handy store finder link to shop for Maja Design papers.   

I used  papers from three collections on my layout: Vintage Romance, Vintage Summer and Spring.  You can see how perfectly they coordinate.


I am accenting my layout with flowers from Petaloo's Penny Lane collection:


Here is a close up of the beautiful flowers and some butterflies cut from the Maja Design paper. 

And here are a few more shots of the flowers resting atop some beautiful chipboard by Creative Embellishments.   This frame is called "Leafy Vine Frame".  



Don't forget to participate in the giveaways by joining Petaloo on FB, Pinterest, and Instagram too.
Happy Crafting



Petaloo Mixed Blossoms - Antique Mauve  RS1836-070/6
Petaloo Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms in Rose 1836-059
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 6th of May BAS -588
Maja Design  Vintage Summer Basics 1922 BAS-505
Maja Design Vintage Romance - Words of Love - VIN828
Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1899 -BAS-530
Creative Embellishments  -Leafy Vine Frame 
Prima Super Heavy Gesso
Prima Elementals - 12x12 Stencil - Bubbles 960445

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Patriotic Stars and Stripes



I'm here today to share my U.S. patriotic themed cards created using the fabulous Maja Design "Life By the Sea" collection. 

Over in the U.S., we are celebrating our Memorial Day holiday honoring our military heroes who have given their lives for our freedom.  It's a major holiday in the United States - most businesses are closed and families typically gather for parties, grilling and picnics.   It also signals the start to summer in the US - our official summer begins with Memorial Day. 

Where I live in New York, farmers in my region do not plant crops until Memorial weekend.  Homeowners can start getting their gardens in shape (with fingers crossed that no more snow will fall.)

Another fun fact about our Memorial Day holiday...it's long been the standard of fashion in the US.  For decades, women dared not wear anything white before Memorial Day.  


The Life By the Sea collection is perfect for my patriotic and nautical projects.
Here is my first card.  It's simple and classic.  
The chipboard star is from Creative Embellishments - Patriotic Stars.  


I love this collection because it can be easily used for vintage projects simply by adding  a little inking on the edges of the papers.  It's also my favorite paper to use when I am creating anything with an "Americana" theme -which I adore.     




Here is my second card.  This also has the fun star chipboard from Creative Embellishments.  

Here's to a wonderful warm summer filled with friends and family, health and safety (plus some paper crafting fun too). 


 Maja Design Collection - Life By the Sea
             Marina Hovering
             Landmark paper
             The West Coast
Creative Embellishments - Patriotic Stars.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gorgeous Doily Dies - Part 2



Spellbinders  - Fleur de Circle Die- Part 2
Spellbinders has a large assortment of gorgeous, fun and interesting dies that have recently been released.  If you haven't stopped by their store lately, you're in for a treat. 

As a Spellblogger, I had an opportunity to use of few of the new dies. I am having so much fun using the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur de Circle-by Stacey Caron , I decided to do a "Part Two" post showcasing how gorgeous this die set is.  

Part One can be found here.  This is the card from "Part One". 

And of course, beautiful paper is essential for a beautiful card.  I chose Graphic 45's  "Portrait of a Lady".  It's soft, elegant and really helps showcase the gorgeous Spellbinder dies.  - You can be inspired by more Graphic 45 creations on their blog.  

Today I'm showing the same die just decorated and embellished differently.  I used the Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection  on both cards.  Incidentally, the card above was Graphic 45's post of the week (May 25 2017) so that's very cool news.  

One addition to this card is the use of  Spellbinders Shapabilities Foliage Flourish tucked into the floral cluster 


Here is a better angle to see how cool the Spellbinders Shapabilities Foliage Flourish looks tucked into the florals.  It provides an airy feel to the card. 

I used some spectacular Petaloo flowers on this card to gussy it up:   
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream 
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Garden Rosettes in Green 
Petaloo Flowers -Botanica Spring Berry Cluster in Peach and Green 

If you are interested in learning more about being a Spellblogger, click here for all the information to set you on your way. .   

 Shop for Spellbinders  products and visit their blog for daily inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping here today. I value your time. 

#NeverStopMaking  #Spellbinders 

Spellbinders Products:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron S5-276
Spellbinders Shapabilities Foliage Flourish- S4-430
Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection -  8x8 paper pad
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream -1492-105
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral 1105-101
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Garden Rosettes in Green 1492-107
Petaloo Flowers -Botanica Spring Berry Cluster in Peach and Green -1105-106
Hemp Cord
Lime Green Ribbon
Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain Distress Ink


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Card -Tag or Gift Card Holder - With Spellbinders



Doily Die - Part One
Spellbinders has a large assortment of gorgeous, fun and interesting dies that have recently been released.  If you haven't stopped by their store lately, you're in for a treat. 

As a Spellblogger, I had an opportunity to use of few of the new dies. 
 I'd like to share what I made with these new releases paired with some not so new releases.  
Just to give you a little information, the two new dies I used are shown below:  : 

This post is Part One featuring this particular Doily die.  You can find Part Two here.  


I'll start out showcasing the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron .  This die is the graceful and gorgeous doily used as the focal point of my card.  I also used it for the tag on the inside, but we will. get to that in a bit.

The white circle backing behind the decorative doily is also from the same die set - thus perfectly designed to fit behind the doily and make it really pop on your project.

My paper choice on this project is Graphic 45's Portrait of a Lady.  I used the 8x8 pad.  Just gorgeous. Incidentally, the card above was Graphic 45's post of the week (May 25 2017) so that's very cool news.  

 I topped the doily with a cool Die D-Lite, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Symbology Frame and added some perfectly coordinated flowers from Petaloo: Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream  and Petaloo's  Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral .

Don't you just love the scalloped edges on this card?  They were created using one of my favorite edge dies from Spellbinders,  This die gussies up any card.   Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One-S5-182


As promised at the beginning of the blog post, I want to share how cool the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron  is as a tag inside my card. 
I left space in the center section to add a personal sentiment or note. 



The inside of the card has a pocket created by using the newly released Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fretwork Pocket Etched Die. Very cool indeed.  

The pocket is handy for storing a tag or gift card even.  
The last  image is a close up of the inside pocket and the accompanying tag.  

If you are interested in learning more about being a Spellblogger, click here for all the information to set you on your way. .   

 Shop for Spellbinders  products and visit their blog for daily inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping here today. I value your time. 


#NeverStopMaking  #Spellbinders 



Spellbinders Products:
Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One-S5-182
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Symbology Frame S2-144
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron S5-276
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fretwork Pocket Etched Dies-S4-734
Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection -  8x8 paper pad
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream -1492-105
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral 1105-101
Gold Pearl Adhesives