Friday, October 24, 2014

Bonne Fete card by designer Gini Williams Cagle

Today I have a girly-girl card to share with you.  It just seems that perfume bottles and lavender are just meant to be together!  I combined papers from Graphic 45 along with their Perfume stamp set for this sweet little note card.  

Bonne Fete card by Gini Williams Cagle

I stamped the perfume bottle in black and fussy cut the image.  Then I stamped the "memories" label on the bottle with purple ink.  I used foam dots to attach it to the card to add some height.

Hampton Art/Graphic 45 SC0594
Graphic 45 Patterned paper
Spellbinders die
Zva Creative - CRW-05CB-143; CRW-03CB-106
May Arts Ribbon - GC07
WorldWin Cardstock

Thursday, October 23, 2014

You're Too Tweet! card by designer Deborah Nolan featuring Jillibean Soup

Hello, Stampin' Addicts!
Today's card features a sentiment stamp and patterned paper from Jillibean Soup as well as a little bit of embossing paste action!
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(I had to "fix" a less than stellar gackground issue in my picture, so if it looks a little funky, that's why!)
S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock; Patterned Paper: Spicy Social Soup (Jillibean Soup); Stamp (Jillibean Soup); Wood Embellishment (Studio Calico); Other: embossing paste, Diamond Glaze; foam dimensional tape, glue dots, embroidery floss, twine, button; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, trowel, needle  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card and round opposite corners.
  2. Apply embossing paste with trowel over stencil and let dry.
  3. Once embossing paste has dried, cut a panel of patterned paper and adhere.
  4. Stamp sentiment.
  5. Cut strip of icon images; tie twine around, tie bow and secure with glue dot.
  6. Adhere icon element strip with dimensional tape.
  7. Adhere wood accent with Diamond Glaze over bow's center.
  8. Thread button and adhere in center of wood accent with glue dot.
T  I  P
Make sure you wash your stencil and trowel immediately after use. Otherwise, it will dry and damage your stencil.
If you haven't played with embossing paste yet, you need to remedy that ASAP!
As Martha would say, It's a good thing.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

May All Your Dreams… card by designer Patty Folchert

Here is a “sweet” card created with its own magic wand, suitable for a tween girl, small girl’s Birthday or baby shower card. This card came together with JIllibean’s newest papers and embellishments from the Soup Staples III collection and a fun Vintologie stamp and stencil set.

May All Your Dreams Come True card by Patty Folchert

First I created the card base from Soup Staples III/Graph It paper. Next I chose a Notebook Tag from the Everyday pack and stamped the Vintologie sentiment in black ink. Then, I grabbed the chevron stencil out of the Vintologie stamp and stencil pack. Using white pigment ink I inked up the stencil onto plain kraft paper and set aside to dry. Then I chose two of the new kraft tags from the Soup Staples Sides collection and used the Soup Staples/Kraft Triangles as a backer for the “Sweet” tag and some Holly Berry Borscht/3 Cups of Presents for the “star cutout” tag backer. The next step was to fussy cut two strips from the stenciled chevrons into arrows as shown. Then I arranged the tags onto the card front as shown with a piece of the Soup Staples/Read Me in the center. Last I corner rounded the bottom corners and added the star stick pin and white cotton string double bow.

There you have it, a precious card to share with that special little one in your life.

Dreaming in Soft Colors,

Supply List:
Hampton Art /Vintologie Stamp & Stencil Set #SC0641
Colorbox/Cats Eye- Pepper
Hampton Art/White Pigment Ink
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples 3- Graph It, Kraft Triangles & Read Me; Holly Berry Borscht/3 Cups of Presents
Jillibean Soup/Plain Kraft
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples Sides III-Kraft Tags
Jillibean Soup/Soup Staples Sides III-Notebook Tags-Everyday
Other products

Maya Road/Star Trinket Pin; Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam squares; Tombow/tape runner; White Cotton String

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Come Away with Me card by designer Gini Williams Cagle featuring Graphic 45

Hi, It's Gini and today I have a very vintage card to share with you.  For this card, I combined some of Graphic 45's papers with their wonderful stamps.  Since my papers were very neutral, I stamped the map image with red ink, and colored my sightseeing girl with some brighter colored pencils.  I overstamped the map with my sentiment and added a little bow and bling to finish everything up. 

Come Away with Me card by Gini Williams Cagle

Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 1
Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 2
Graphic 45 Typography Patterned Paper
Zva Creative Smoke Crystal Flourishes CRW-05CB-148
May Arts Ribbon 397-14-35

Monday, October 20, 2014

Three ways to include a treat with your Halloween cards! - CardMaker Magazine

Today I have 3 Halloween cards featured in the latest CardMaker Magazine newsletter. All these cards were created using the Jillibean Soup Witches Brew Halloween line.

In the full newsletter, I have instructions on how to the create the 'Give Me Candy' card.

A cards with treats by Kimber McGray

Candy! card by Kimber McGray

Trick or Treat card by Kimber McGray

Give Me Candy card by Kimber McGray

All of these are great cards to give to a neighbor, family or friend. Perfect for this time of year!

Have a great one!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Spooky Stamped card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hey, there, Stampers! It's Deborah again with a Halloween card that I hope will rev up your creative engines!
Today's card features patterned paper and a coordinating sentiment stamp from Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells collection.
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S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock; Stamping Spells patterned paper and coordinating clear stamp set (Graphic 45); Media: metallic ink; gems: Mark Richards; Other: Tape Works glitter tape, foam dimensional tape; Tools: Beloved Stars die (Memory Box), Stars & Hearts die (Simon Says Stamp), Blueprints 15 (Die-Namics by My Favorite Things), Vagabond, paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card and round bottom corners.
  2. Die cut and adhere patterned paper.
  3. Die cut circle and stamp sentiment; set aside to dry or heat-set.
  4. Apply three rows of gold glitter tape to cardstock scrap and die cut Stars & Hearts three times.
  5. Adhere gold stars as desired on card; follow by adhering gems in star centers.
  6. Apply five rows of black glitter tape to cardstock scrap and die cut Blessed Stars.
  7. Snip bow off of Blessed Stars die-cut and set aside.
  8. Place top of Blessed Stars tendrils die-cut to card in area of stamped circle and adhere by wrapping gold glitter tape around card front.
  9. Apply a 5" length of black glitter tape to scrap cardstock, cut a 1/4" strip length-wise, and adhere strip to center of gold tape; trim ends flush with card.
  10. Adhere die-cut circle with foam dimensional tape to cover tops of tendrils.
  11. Adhere Blessed Stars bow to stamped circle.
T  I  P
If you don't have any glittery cardstock for die cutting, make some by applying rows of glittery washi tape to scrap cardstock. Make sure your rows abutt one another precisely - no overlap or spaces between. Die cut as usual and voila! You have fancy-pants glittery goodness that nobody will ever suspect is a tape-covered scrap of cardstock.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A different take on a Halloween card by designer Lori Williams

Hi everyone, Lori here with you today and I've got some Steampunk magic up my sleeve for you.  I love the eerie side of Halloween...not the gory side just the retro cool side.  So I thought I would create a spellbinding card for you and I was able to pull it off with the help of the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper and coordinating stamp sets.  

Spells card by Lori Williams

I like to layer all my paper pieces with solid backgrounds that give an edge.  This really helps each of the paper pieces to pop and stand out on their own.  I stamped the Spells stamp on a piece of chipboard and then stamped the wings.  I then fussy cut the wings out and curled them a bit before adding them to the back of my center sentiment.  I love the way the wings and the butterfly really look like they are going to take off in flight.  The colors in this collection also really stand out and make such a bold statement...I love it.