Friday, November 16, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Time

Hello everyone,

My favorite time of year is Fall, I love the feel of the cooler air and the colors that go along with the season.  I just love combinations of orange, brown and mustard.  I also love the flavors that are associated with Fall, like Pumpkins Spice!

For my spicy card - I used some great interactive dies from Karen Burniston.  Nothing too complicated but so much fun.  You can see an instruction video on this card by clicking here.
You can shop for the dies I used by clicking the links below.

Until next time,

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Paper Pros - Christmas Holidays

Today is the Paper Pros challenge and frankly, I just ran out of time.  Since time was short and I still wanted to participate I decided to revisit a post I did some time ago.  Karen Burniston has re-released her Christmas Tree Pop Stand and it has been a popular one.  This die is so versatile and easy to assemble that I wanted to share this once more. I made the Christmas Tree Pop Stand in an explosion box. 

You can see a complete tutorial on how I made this "tree in a box" by clicking here.  You can easily make this project by substituting Karen's old products which are no longer available for the new ones linked below. 

Give it a try,

Friday, November 9, 2018

Oh Joy!

Hi my friends,

Today I'm sharing a fun little project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I have a complete tutorial to help you make one of these decorated containers with a surprise inside.

Hope to see you there!!

Until next time-happy crafting,

Here are the products I used:

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Challenge is "CHRISTMAS TREE"

Hi friends and welcome back,

Today is the Karen Burniston monthly challenge and as you have already seen, the challenge is CHRISTIMAS TREE.  Karen asked us to incorporate a Christmas Tree in our design.  I have decided to incorporate mine on the front of the card as well as the inside, all with the same tree!!.

I have been thinking about this design since I saw a card from my team mate, Frances Byrne.  She made her tree on both sides of the card front and it made me ask myself, self, why can't it be one tree on both sides?  So here are the results.  I have a full video below with all the instructions in case you want to make one for yourself.

Don't forget to stop over at Karen's Blog tomorrow for a new technique video, it's always fun to see what she comes up with.


If you watched the video, I have explained how I made a placement error and how I fixed it.
I had accidently placed the two smaller trees in the center too low on the card.  This made a catch point when the card closed.  To fix that I simply cut down the two smaller trees (shown in the circle) and replanted them at a higher elevation.  You can see the new placement at the end of the video. 

See you soon,

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Use Your Paper Stash

Hi my friends and welcome back,

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at A Vintage Journey and I'm your hostess this month.  The theme is Paper Stash and we are inviting you to use the paper that you just couldn't bring yourself to cut into.  It's time to let go!

I really haven't had this paper long but I really love everything about it.  It is from Graphic 45 and is called IMAGINE.  It is full of whimsical images, fabulous colors and it really stirs the imagination.

To make it come to life I have used the Twist Panel Pop Up die from Karen Burniston.  You can see how it moves in the short video clip below.

You can also join in the fun this month by adding you project to the Vintage Journey blog.

Hope to see you there,

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Clean and Simple Birthday Wishes

A quick stop by today to share a clean and simple card with you.  I have many birthdays coming up and wanted to get going on my cards.  Here is one that is bright and shinny.  I use some beautiful Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs along with some of their great stamps and dies.


See you soon,

Friday, October 19, 2018

Just For Fun Friday

Hi my crafty friends,

I have lots of birthdays coming up so thought I should get started on my card making so I don't miss any of them.

How about a lovely cupcake?  Perhaps several of them?   I used Karen Burniston's  Evergreen Pivot Panel for this card but instead of adding trees, I added cupcakes.  I made the card according to directions until it came time for the trees.  You can see Karen's instruction video here.  

The front is simple with a couple of Crosshatch Circles and then, of course, two yummy cupcakes.

A simple Happy Birthday along with a few cupcakes and it's ready to be mailed.

You can shop for any of the products I used by clicking on the links below.

Until next time,