Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Love to Craft Challenge Blog- December Challenge

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

New month, means a new challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.   This month of course I had to create a Christmas card to share.

I used the Stampin Up Forever Fern bundle to create this card.


I started the card by layering Whip Cream and Fresh Forest cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey, with a layer of Forever Fern pattern paper.

I then took the rings and tied them together with the gold twine and added them to the card.

I die cut the green leaves from the matching die set and placed those in the middle with the gold element.  I then added a Candy Apple Satin ribbon knot to the top.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from my stash with Cranberry Bliss ink on Whip Cream Cardstock and then cut the banner end on the strip.  I added the sentiment to the card using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment.  Then create a project and share it with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Merry Christmas Mice

 Hello Crafty Friends,

I can't believe it is almost Christmas.  I love Christmas and I started making my Christmas cards this month.  Here is the first one I created using a stamp set that I received for free in a swap.

 The card base was created with Whip Cream and Cranberry Bliss cardstock, both from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Paper House.

I stamped the mice on Whip Cream Cardstock and colored the image with my Color Burst pencils from Fun Stampers Journey.

I then die cut the boughs from the Concord and 9th die set Take a Bough Die out of Fresh Forest Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey. I added the baker's twine bow to the boughs.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from the same set in Cranberry Bliss Ink from Fun Stampers Journey.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment.


Friday, November 27, 2020

Fall Porch Card

 Hello Crafty Friends,

The day after Thanksgiving for most is the day for shopping deals and Black Friday madness.  For me, I tend to stay home and cherish the last few days of the fall colors and smells.

I love Thanksgiving and all the colors that come with fall, but my favorite season is Christmas and I will spend today decorating for Christmas.

Before fall is gone, I have one more card to share.


I started out with a piece of Butter Cream cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey, which I scored at every half inch to make the background look like ship lap walls.

I then die cut the window from the Window View die from Fun Stampers Journey and placed a piece of Kiwi Slice cardstock to the back of the window.  

I then used leaves from Rubbernecker Stamps die and made the wreath for the window,  The word fall was die cut from Summer Days Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and the Snapshot frames die set.

To finish the card I added a twine bow to the wreath and added the little pumpkin sticker from Doodlebug to the window.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thankful Card

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It is the day before Thanksgiving and it is always the day to think about all the things you have that you are thankful for.  This year has been like no other, but there is always something to be thankful for.

The card base is cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and blocks of pattern paper from Doodlebug Designs.  I then cut the sentiment from Queen and Company out of Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and glitter fun foam from Michael's.  

Super simple card, but oh so cute.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment.


Monday, November 23, 2020

Bitten by the Bug 2: Coffee Challenge

 


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 and the challenge is to create something with coffee.   It is my challenge which I am in charge of.  

I found this fun cut file at My Scrap Chick and had to make it. 

 


 I used some red cardstock I had on hand and the pattern paper is from an old pad of paper I have had from Michael's.  

I then stamped the little hot chocolate stamp from Lawn Fawn with Black Licorice ink from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then used the Fun Stampers Journey's Journey Color Burst pencils.

Here is a look at the inside.


 Here is a close up of the bow and tag.


Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment.  Then create something with your Cricut and join the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Fall Trees and Being Thankful

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today, I have a very simple card with a great message to share with you.

 

To create this card I started with cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Authentique.  I then die cut the circle from Journey circles from Fun Stampers Journey, the tree from Spellbinders and  the leaves from Rubbernecker Stamps.  I then attached everything to the card using glue.

 

 

I then stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Friends stamp set with Hazelnut Blend ink, both from Fun Stampers Journey.

To finish the card, I added a Cocoa Powder Gingham ribbon and Twine bow to the tree.

I am thankful to all those that support my paper crafting.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Stampin Friends Blog Hop: Happy Holidays

 

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Happy Holidays.  If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from Jean's blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below and continue to Heidi's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of Blog Hoppers at the end of each Blog.

Here are the Holiday projects I created for this month’s hop.
 
Up first is the card I created. 

 



I used cardstock from Fun Stanmpers Journey and pattern paper from Photo Play to create the base of the card.  
 
I then stamped this cute little Santa from Kindred Stamps onto a piece of Cardstock and colored him with my Copics.
Hat, Jacket, Pants: R39, R35, R29
Beard, eyebrows and mustache: C1, C00
Boots: 100
Skin: E21, E00
Buckle: Y28
Bag: G94, G24

 I then die cut the circle from Circle Around die set from Fun Stampers Journey and popped Santa on top of the circle.

To finish the card, I added a twine bow and little paper flags.  I then stamped the sentiment from Kindred Stamps with Cranberry Bliss ink from Fun Stampers Journey.  Then I added some white glitter Stickles to his hat and suit for fun.
 
For my project, I created a little mini mailbox for letters to Santa.
 

I used a svg file from Lori Whitlock to create the mini mailbox.  I cut the mailbox at 2 inches high, so it was proportional to Santa.  I placed a Hershey's Kiss inside the mailbox to be used as a treat box.    
I colored Santa the same way as above.

Here are the card and mailbox together.




  I hope you liked the projects I shared and you will have some ideas after continuing with the hop.  Please leave me a comment and keep on hopping.
  1. Steph Jandrow (US)
  2. Tiziana Milano (US)
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard - Queen B Creations (US)
  4. Katja Ettig (GER)
  5. Teri Pocock
  6. Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot (Australia)
  7. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
  8. Kim Lamos- You are here!
  9. Heidi Collins (US)
  10. Kim Quade (US)
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss (US) 
  12. Barbara Welch (US) 
  13. Anne Marie Hile (US)
  14. Melissa Thomas (US)