Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Scrapy Land - Challenge 130

Hello crafty friends,

I used the Lawn Fawn Mini Picture Frames to create the two cards I'm featuring in this post.

My blue card is a slim one 8x4 with a distress inked background and a combination of negative and positive die cut snowflakes from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater die set.   The cute animals stamped onto the centers of the picture frames are from Purple Onion Designs by Stacey Yacula.  I kept both the frame and the center of the frames together with a little tape on the back, but colored the centers with the same distress ink.  I love purple, so added a pop of it to each stamped cutie.  A few purple nuvo drops finished this card.



My purple card is slightly bigger than an A2 card.  I once again distressed inked the background and the centers of the die cut frames.  This time I used all four of the mini picture frame die cuts and I pop up the outer frames with foam tape.  The stamped cuties on this card are from the Hello Bluebird Snowball Flight stamp set.



Both card backgrounds were sprayed with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist after distress inked.

As always, thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Impression Obsession - Love is in the Air Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I'm obsessed with the Garden Birdhouse and haven't put it away since it arrived in the mail.  When I realized that I could make the current IO challenge theme (love is in the air) work with this stamp, I got busy making this card.


I started with a tiny heart stencil which i used to get soft pink inked hearts followed by a pale blue in the background of my card.  Next I stamped the awesome branch twice to make a tall tree.  This branch stamp goes perfect with the bird house, which I stamped on a separate piece of mixed media paper, because i want it as a dimensional element on the card.   I wish I had the small bird die set, because they would have been a great addition to this card.

Thanks for stopping bye... wish me luck



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Scrapy Land - Challenge 129




HAPPY New Year crafty friends!

I created a Happy New Year shaker card for our first challenge of the year.  I used the Alarm Clock die and the Merry Christmas (DIE330-R) die sets by Impression Obsession.  Unfortunately, the set w/the Happy New Year die is not currently available... If you are interested I recommend waiting for it to come back in stock, because I love that this die set also contains a Merry Christmas die.   But if you are looking for just a Happy New Year die, this one by Paper Rose is available,   



So happy to be home relaxing today!  Of course, card making is on the agenda.  Other than when you sit down to make a card for someone or something specific, how do you make cards?  Do you sit down and stamp a lot of images for later coloring?  Do you stamp and color one image at a time?  Would love to hear how to tackle card making.  I do a mixture of the two... if I have a card design in mind, I will sit down and work on making it.  It can involve stamping and coloring or die cutting.  I almost always die cut or color more than I need, so I'm left with random pieces... NEED to find a way to organize these pieces in 2020!  Also, challenging myself to actually mail the cards I make.  As I type this post, I STILL haven't mailed out the Christmas cards I made this year!

Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 128

Hello crafty friends,




My last Christmas card for the challenge this year is this simple glitter card stock one.


I stated by covering my card front with a gray striped pattern paper that has a tiny red line.  Then i die cut all three of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Beaded Ovals from red glitter card stock and arranged them on the card overlapping.  This set is currently not available, but the store has the Circle set in stock.

Next I die cut the shadow from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Shadow Script Christmas Words "Merry" from green card stock and the top layer from red card stock. This set is currently not available, but the store has these other three sets.

At this point, I felt the card needed something else, so I looked through my dies and found the ornament shaped tag from the Impression Obsession Shaped Tags die set.  I die cut it from green card stock and placed it towards the top of the card.  I fussy cut the "string" for it.



this photo shows the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Squares, because the card started as a 5.5x5.5 square until I trimmed the sides and turned it into a regular A2 size, because I thought it went better with the oval dies.

As always, thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care and HAPPY Holiday to you and yours.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 127

Hello crafty friends,

Can you believe it's December... I'm not ready for the Holidays, but I am ready for the start of a new challenge.  The start of a new challenge is always fun. 




The card i created for this challenge is full of shine, but it's so hard to capture it in pictures.


I inked blended the background with several different brands/shades of red ink.  I used a circle die cut initially to masks were the angels would be, to keep those areas lighter in order to create halos or glows behind them.  Tip:  don't keep the mask in place during all of your blending in order to get a soft undefined area instead of a bold masked shape.

Once inked, I sprayed Glimmer Mist onto my inked panel and attached the panel onto my card base (4in x 8in). The top and bottom angels were taped flat, the middle angel i pop up with foam tape.

The angels are from Memory Box and they are sold separately.  Gilded Angel Background and Gilded Angel dies.  For my card, I die cut the background from silver glitter card stock and the lacy overlay die from velum for a soft look, but i found it too subtle, so I think white would have been a better choice.



Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 126

Hello crafty friends,



I have two cards using the Brooklyn Alphabet dies by Frantic Stamper.  I love how tall and thin the letters in this alphabet die are. 




I needed two quick Fall cards, so I kept my design simple and I used pattern paper on both my cards, which measure 8in x4in.  If I were to make these cards again, I would make them as 4.25in.x 5.5in, because as much as i love the letter dies, I fee they are too thin to carry these wider cards.   

The letters were die cut from pattern paper backed with double sided score tape and from thin white foam also packed by double sided score tape.  The cute critter on the second card that I used instead of an "A" in the Adorable Skunk by Frantic Stamper, but I colored (distress inks) him as a squirrel.  I can see from the photo, that I forgot to give him eyes, which were going to be dots of brown nuvo drops.


Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Scrapy Land - Challenge 125

Welcome crafty friends,


I recently picked up the Sizzix Winter Tree stamp and die set, because you can never have too many tree dies.  If you think about it, tree dies can be used year-round, for all card themes.  I created a Winter and a Fall card w/the same stamp and die set, just by changing the colors and the background pattern papers.


On my Winter card above, I stamped and die cut using greens.  On the Fall card below, I used reds.



Here are some die sets that would work well for this technique
Memory Box Cosenza Tree Border Background
Impression Obsession Fir Trees
Little B Trees

Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care.