Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Make A Wish Owl Card

This birthday card was a fun one!  My brother likes owls, so of course, I have to go a little overboard when I make him a card ;)
The papers are from My Mind's Eye Hootenanny 6x6 paper pad.  I used GMD up & down in & out cut square dies for the focal point with the fussy cut images.
The enamel dots I used are from GMD beach party and tropical island collections.  The sentiment banner and the owl were popped up with foam tape.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trendy Twine ~ Owl Treat Bags

Happy Monday!  I am sharing these fun fall themed treat bags on the Trendy Twine blog today.
I started with Short Candy Bags and filled them with a yummy treat mix (pretzels, peanuts, candy corn and M&M's).  I decided to decorate them with owl die cuts from SVG Attic's Give A Hoot collection.  For the girl owl, I added a bow of Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine on her head.
For the boy owl, I made a bow tie out of Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine.  I stamped sentiments from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set onto banners and adhered them to the bag with Glue Dots so it looked like the owl was perched on the sentiment.  I added Autumn Sequins to the sentiment banners and then wrapped and tied Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine around the treat bag.

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Masculine Sympathy Card

Happy Saturday morning!  Today I am sharing a masculine sympathy card. 
To create the background, I used a GMD Chic Style stencil and blended Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Broken China at an angle starting in the lower left corner.  I also spritzed the paper with water to give it an oxidized look.
I kept the design CAS only adding a metallic silver banner and GMD Heartfelt Sympathy word and shadow dies.  I embellished with three sequins in coordinating colors.
I liked this style so much that I created four of these cards!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
Oct 16 Joy Clair
Used Distress Inks, Sequins and CAS shape in the background

Friday, October 13, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge ~ Mood Board #13

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at the Victorine Originals blog with a new mood board (you can see it at the bottom of this post). Here is what I created for inspiration!
 These cards are all about the Victorine Originals Halloween Kids Set.  It is such an awesome stamp set!  You definitely should check it out.  I stamped the images and sentiments from that set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.
 I then watercolored this image with Distress Oxide inks in Black Soot and Candied Apple.
 This one also used Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and flesh colored Copic markers for the face.
 The dies that I used are GMD slash stitched oval and GMD crochet lace oval.  The embellishments include Lime Grapesicle Trendy Twine and rhinestones, both of which match the DCWV Eek-A-Boo papers I used perfectly!
Here is a full look at that awesome Halloween Kids stamp set:

This is the wonderful mood board for the current challenge:
Head on over to the Victorine Originals blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s.  We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board. With Jack-o-Lanterns, haunted houses, and Halloween colors for inspiration, the possibilities are endless. Remember your project doesn't have to be Halloween only. You have three options Photo Inspiration, Color Palette, and/or Theme.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Purple Wishes Card

Hello all!  One of my sweet friends had a birthday earlier this week.  She said she didn't want to celebrate her birthday this year, so I made her this non-birthday card using purple, her favorite color!
The background was created using a GMD Flower Petal Collage stencil and Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Wilted Violet (I have the order of the top 2 inks reversed in the picture...oops!)  I really LOVED how this background turned out and I am sure I will be making more like this in the future.
 I stamped the sentiments from Pink and Main's Wishes stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and embossed it with clear powder. 
For embellishments, I used a light purple crinkled seam binding and GMD Iris Sparkle Glitter enamel dots.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Oct 16 Joy Clair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monster Hugs Card

Hello all!  Today I have a card that was simply FUN to create!  I used a technique I saw Jennifer McGuire post with Distress Inks and I tried it out on this card.
I started with Canson XL watercolor paper and inked up an acrylic stamp block with Distress Inks in the following colors:  Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Fired Brick.  I generously sprayed the ink with water and flipped it over onto the paper, letting it soak in for 5 minutes with a heavy object on top.  I also tapped the block onto the paper to get some splatters of ink on the paper.  When that was dry, I added GMD Little Monsters die cuts and doodled with a black Gelly Roll pen around the center.  The sentiment was made on my computer with the Amore TTF font, size 26.  The finishing touch was GMD enamel dots from the Mai Tai and Watermelon collections.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Oct 17 Joy Clair

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spider Web Shaker Card

 Hello crafty friends!  I have been working on the Halloween card that I send out to my family.  This one I am going to have to send to some of my younger nieces or nephews because it is a shaker card!
The papers I used are from DCWV's 6x12" Fall & Halloween stack (from 2014) and a DCWV glitter spider web from the same collection.  The spider is one I had in my stash.  
 I used Lime Licorice Trendy Twine to make it look like the spider was hanging from the top of the card.  I used all sorts of fun shaped Halloween sequins inside the shaker...cats, ghosts and round sequins too!  I used foam tape and Scotch tacky glue for adhesives and stamped a sentiment from MFP What a Scream stamp set on a banner.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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DCWV sketch challenge
Oct 16 Joy Clair

Frozen Smile Card

Sometimes I make a card to simply put a smile on someone's face. This was one of those cards!  I sent it to a dear crafty friend who loves all things Disney :)
I used paper from EK Success Frozen 8.5x11" paper pad.  The dies I used include an unbranded square lace die from eBay, GMD Regal Doily die, and Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle.
I also used several products from Annie's Paper Boutique including:  Blue Berry and Totally White Trendy Twines, a retired Pink Tag-Its, APB Smile stamp set and Frosty sequins.  I also used clear glitter Wink of Stella on the image of the sisters for a little extra sparkle.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Oct 16 Joy Clair

Monday, October 9, 2017

Coffee Cup Cards

Good morning and happy Monday!  Today I am on the SVG Attic blog with these fantastic cards.
 I used a file from SDS Coffee Break.  It was meant to be a hidden gift card holder, but I just omitted the center part of the card and also didn't use the shaped card base.  I sized the remaining pieces to fit on an A2 card.  I made this one with neutral cardstocks from Pebbles' Lakeside paper pad.
 The other two were more fall themed since I used DCWV's Sweater Weather papers on them.  I inked the edges with brown chalk ink and crimped the coffee cup wrapper for extra interest.  Embellishments include Chocolate Truffle and Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twines and sequins.  One of these went to one of my fellow SVG Attic I-Team sisters for her birthday!

Here is a look at the set that I used the file from:
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Autumn Blessings WCMD 2017

Hello all!  Today is World Card Making Day 2017!  I almost didn't think that I would get to participate in it.  I work Friday nights, therefore I have so sleep on Saturdays.  Then when I get up, I have my family to spend time with...BUT I was able to sneak in enough crafting time to participate in the delightful Card Making day.
Card recipe:
DCWV Autumn Leaves stack
GMD Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die
GMD Stitched Rectangle die
Cottage Cutz stitched circle dies
SVG Attic Pumpkin patch SVG collection
GMD Chic Style Stencil with VersaMark and gold embossing powder
Pink and Main Thankful stamp set with Navy ink
Yellow crinkled seam binding
Totally Kraft Trendy Twine
GMD Mai Tai enamel Dots

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Oct 8 Kat Scrappiness

Oct 25 Pink and Main
Oct 14 Simon Says Stamp

Good Eats Fun!

Happy Saturday!  I just had to share this quick project my 5 year old made earlier this week.

He has been obsessed with DCWV's Good Eats stack ever since I purchased it this spring and he decided he wanted to make a page of all the things he loved out of that paper.  He started with a background paper of pizza slices, but then he decided to change it up to the pretzel background.  It was fun to see his creative process!
Here is a picture of him adding tape the back of the word panels.
Here is a close up of the completed page!  He wanted some washi tape in the center and a single bow of Berry Trendy Twine :)   
I think he did a great job!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Trendy Twine ~ Choose Happy Stamp Release

Hello everyone!  Today is your lucky day.  Annie's Paper Boutique released this AH-mazing stamp set called Choose Happy.  It is FULL of motivational sentiments sure to put a smile on anyone's face.  The Trendy Twine DT has created projects with it and you can see them all on the TT blog.

Here is what I made with those new stamps!
This card uses several items from Annie's Paper Boutique including Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine, Pink Tag-It, Spring Green Tag-It, Lime Orangesicle TPD and of course, the sentiment is from the APB Choose Happy stamp set.
 The patterned papers are from Craft Smith's Rooftop Garden stack.  I also used Nuvo Crystal Drops in white for accents.
 I also altered a Small Hot Pink Glassine Bag with matching papers.
The flap is decorated with a Lime Orangesicle TPD, Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine, White Metal Rim Tag, and a sentiment from the APB Choose Happy stamp set.
 I embellished with Chocolate Truffle sequins that will soon be available at Annie's Paper Boutique!
Here is a close up of the amazingness that is in the new Choose Happy stamp set:

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