Sunday, September 15, 2019

Halloween Home Decor

Hi friends,

I's a spooky day over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  The design team as well as a few others are sharing some Halloween spirit so if you would like to be inspired - just click here.  But before you go I would like to share what I made.  It's a haunted house complete with it's own grave yard and creepy moon.  The house is completely separate so it can be filled with Halloween treats or used as a candle holder.  

All of the dies and stamps I used are from Elizabeth Craft Designs and are linked below for your shopping pleasure.  The moon is from an old paper collection from Graphic 45.

 Lots of fun detail for you to enjoy with a view from the top!

You may be surprised to see that the base is the Happy Frame.  I simply covered the entire thing with another piece of cardstock and then decorated it.  Some elements were glued to the top and some, the trees and moon, on the back section.  Using the Holiday House Box as the haunted house it adds even more possibilities for more holidays.  The entire thing is finished off with some fun ribbon from my stash.

Don't forget to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog for even more inspiration for this fun and spooky event.

Hope to see you there,

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cupcake? Yes Please!

Hello everyone,

Today is the Paper Pros challenge and the theme is Kids or Back to School.  I'm on the road on a month long trip at the moment but thought, although it could be a stretch, that kids love cupcakes and birthdays so here we go.  Cupcake? Yes please!!

This card uses the Triple Flip minus two for a single flip that has a punch.

I made the triple flip the same as always but on a much taller base with the pull tab in the center.
I decorated the front with the Crosshatch Rectangle and another one on the inside and then stamped my greeting.  The cupcakes and flourish on the inside are from Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop Up.

Hope you have enjoyed!!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Box It Up @ A Vintage Journey

Hi Friends,

It is the first Friday of the month and that means a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  This time our hostess, the lovely Julia, gave us this description of the challenge.

This month our theme is boxes! Perhaps you will make a trunk or suitcase, some kind of package to hold a gift, or maybe make a card or journal page showing presents. Just remember to ensure that you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I decided to go for a stroll in the Pumpkin Patch.  

For the Box It Up challenge I used the Woven Basket die set from Karen Burniston which makes a woven box card that folds flat for mailing as you can see in the photo above.

I have provided links below for you to click and shop.
I hope you will join us at A Vintage Journey to see all the great boxed up creations from the
Creative Guides.

See you next week and have a great weekend,

Monday, September 2, 2019

Enjoy the Ride

Hello friends,

It's the first Tuesday of the month and you know what that means?  Yes, it's designer challenge day and this month Karen Burniston has challenged us to "Enjoy The Ride".  I just love Karen's Rocket Die Set but this time I decided to go steampunk and use her Train Pivot Panel.  You know how much I love steampunk and I needed a card for a friend who also likes it.

I found this great paper by Stamperia and I couldn't resist.  I really like the image of the train with the wing on the side so I tried to mimic it by adding my wing to the Train Pivot Panel.  I like the way it came out so continued on with more gears, etc.

I finished it off by using the Enjoy The Ride and Happy Birthday dies.
I provided a little video clip below so you can see how it works - Enjoy The Ride!

You can shop for all the products I used by simply clicking the links below.

See you soon,

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tag Friday @ A Vintage Journey

Hi friends,

You know what I like about Tag Friday?  Everything!  We are free to make whatever we want with no theme.  I live in Arizona where it is and will be hot for some time but I like to think of Autumn coming to cool us off.   My tag depicts that thought with the bight, warm colors of summer and the dark, rich colors of fall in the background.

Don't miss the fantastic tags from the rest of the Creative Guides on the Vintage Journey Blog.  You can see them by clicking here.

I have used so many great products from Elizabeth Craft Designs for my tag and they are all listed below.  All you need to do is click on the link to see more information.  I didn't do a tutorial today because there are so many great videos from Susan's Garden Club on YouTube and she explains it so much better than I do.

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you soon,

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Love Ya Till The Cows Come Home

Hi Everyone and welcome back,

Today is the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge and it's "Fun On The Farm".

One of my favorite techniques is the double floating floor - to see how to make a double floating floor check out my video here - and I have used it again for this card.  As you can see, the cows have indeed come home.  Each one can look different simply by coloring them in a different way and by using the long horns as I have done here.

The new Barn Pop Up as well as the cows and other farm animals make it so easy to put together a fun farm card in no time.

If you haven't already joined the Karen Burniston Pop Up Peeps on Facebook, now would be the perfect time as the entire team will be showing their cards for the challenge today as well as much more creativity from all the members and that happens everyday.  Tune in to Karen's blog tomorrow for a new technique video.

You will find all the products I've used linked below for your shopping convivence.

Have a creative week,

Monday, July 29, 2019

Snowflake Season

Hi my friends,

Today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog you will find a load of inspiration for the holiday season. The entire design team has come together to share 15 new idea using the dies and stamps from the new release - all from Joset Designs.

I have made three cards using the Snowflake Die set, the Joyful Wishes Stamp set along with the new Banners. Indented & Rounded Corner Squares.  I know some people like to have their greetings on the inside of the cards so I have shown the fronts here, one with and one without the sentiment on the front.  You can pick what you like best for your cards.

I have provided some photos below showing the inlaid snowflake technique.

This photo is from a previous post where I showed how to make the snowflakes into festive decorations or ornaments for your tree. These snowflakes are so versatile and easy to use.
   To see how to make these, click here.

For your shopping convenience, Elizabeth Craft Designs products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This way I can continue to share all the projects I include on my blog.  I only use and share products I love.

I have a few photos below to show you how to get the background to show through the snowflake in case you need a little refresher on inlaid technique.

 I used the largest snowflake for this card but you could use any of them.  Cut your squares the size you want for layering.  In the top layer ( the blue)  center the snowflake and cut out.  Don't forget to cut a white snowflake as well.

Layer the blue panel on the gold.

Place the white snowflake in the opening and glue down.  Then add your inlaid panel to the card base.

I will sign off now with a little teaser for an upcoming post showing yet another way to use these wonderful snowflakes.  There will be a complete tutorial on how to make this ornament and more in my Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog post on September 19th.  Hope to see you there.

See you soon,