Thursday, 15 November 2018

Snowmen Cards - FotoBella

Here is a sneak peek at my second project of the month for FotoBella featuring the Simple Stories Collection (Sub Zero). Snowmen are my absolute favorite and I have a huge collection of snow people that I display in my house during December and January. So I just couldn't wait to create some adorable cards with the wonderful snowmen papers & embellishments.  Come over and see my cards at the Fotobella Blog HERE.

FotoBella Supplies:
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collection Kit
Simple Stories Sub Zero 6x12 Chipboard
Simple Stories Sub Zero Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Sub Zero 4x6 Stickers
Simple Stories Sub Zero Feelin Frosty Washi Tape
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collectors Essential Kit

Other Supplies:

  • card bases (5x7")
  • 3D foam tape
  • card stock (green / white)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

CAS Tree Card - Quick Idea

This is the perfect card to make ahead of time and keep in your stash of cards. By leaving space along the lower edge, you can add the appropriate sentiment as required.  When you need a last minute card, you can simply convert it to a "Thank You" card, "Get Well Soon" card, or "Happy Birthday" card.  I find this design to be especially useful as a "With Sympathy" card. Check it out HERE on the Blank Page Muse Blog. 

This card is entered into the following challenges...
This bare tree stamp is especially versatile and by simply changing the color scheme
you can achieve a more feminine appeal. The possibilities are limitless! 

BPM Rubber Stamps: Silhouette Style Bare Tree Art Rubber Stamp

Other Supplies:
  • black ink pad
  • watermark pen
  • embossing powder (yellow & orange)
  • heat tool
  • black card stock
  • copper ribbon
  • leaf embellishment
  • gold card base (5x7")

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Winter Cards - FotoBella

My first project of the month features the Simple Stories collection called Sub Zero. It is the perfect combination of bright colors that celebrates the fun activities done during the Winter months.  The 4x6" designs from the scrapbook paper pack were used as the starting point for my cards. Cheerful large messages formed the focal point and then quirky Winter animals and snowflake embellishments were added to finish them off perfectly. You can see my fun cards HERE.
Pop on over to FotoBella's Blog to see my Winter cards using this lovely kit.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Celebrate Family Card

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today's project is a Fall/Autumn themed card appropriate for Thanksgiving or as a pick me up card for someone special who may be having a difficult time.   You will find the complete tutorial HERE on the Blank Page Muse Blog.  Celebrate Family!

This card is submitted into the following CHALLENGES...

Other Supplies:
  • brown ink pad
  • orange cardstock
  • pattern paper (plaid & woodgrain)
  • sentiment stickers
  • clear stamp block
  • card base (5x7")
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

FotoBella - Happy Halloween Card

Here is a moderately spooky Halloween card with a slightly vintage feel which is super easy to make. I used lots of patterned papers that perfectly compliment each other and tie the card together because they are all from the Graphic 45 kit - Off to the Races.  Even kits that are heavily themed have loads of smaller patterns that can be used in other projects.  Don't be afraid to stretch your supplies!
This card is entered into the following challenges:
Visit the FotoBella blog HERE to see more of my Halloween cards.

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock

Other Supplies:

Monday, 29 October 2018

Accordion Fold Tag Card - FotoBella

There is so much yummy loveliness in this Graphic 45 kit (Off to the Races).  I wanted to use every part of it so I made a tri-fold accordion card.  Therefore, it was like decorating three card fronts for one grand project.  Be prepared to be overloaded with roses, lace, and vintage feminine flare. You can find the complete tutorial HERE.

Supplies: (
Graphic 45)
Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock
Off to the Races Ephemera Cards
Off to the Races Stickers
Off to the Races Banners
Off to the Races Tags and Pockets
Off to the Races Chipboard
Off to the Races Charms

Other Supplies:
  • scoring tool and scoring board
  • 3D foam tape
  • ribbon / lace
  • baker's twine
  • roses / pearls

    Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Happy Haunting Card - Blank Page Muse

Here is quick background done using a simple masking technique and blending distress inks.  It is a useful technique that allows you layer your stamping and avoid having to fussy cut a intricate and delicate image like this witch silhouette.  I love those little Halloween buttons that finish off my sexy witch perfectly.  Embellishing really is the best part of any project.  You can find the complete tutorial at the Blank Page Muse Blog.

This card is submitted into the following CHALLENGES...
A Closer Look:

BPM Stamps:
Grunge Cobwebs Halloween Background by Pam Bray Designs
Witch Silhouette Halloween Rubber Stamp

Other Supplies:

  • black ink pad
  • silver mirror cardstock
  • orange, green, purple ink pads
  • ink blending tool
  • silver glitter embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • decorative buttons
  • clear mounting block
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