Friday, June 24, 2016

Roses and Thanks

If there is one thing I love....it's layers and dies to use to create them!  I've got lots of both used to create this Thank You card:


This card starts with a standard black cardstock A2 base (5&1/2" by 4&1/4") and the next layer is 5&1/4" by 4" piece of black swirl print paper (Photo Play Belle Vie).

To create the copper lattice:  Cut the JustRite A2 Butterfly Card Front die out of white cardstock, coat in embossing ink of choice (I used Ranger Embossing Dauber) and emboss using copper powder (I used Ranger).  Next step to give it a unique texture, I dabbed randomly (and lightly) over the copper embossing powder, and then used Ranger Black Soot Distress embossing powder.  This piece was glued directly to a soft script piece of patterned paper, then foam taped to card front.

Next layer of a piece of floral patterned paper cut into a large banner and mat on black cardstock.  Glue to center of card front.

For the center sentiment:
Layer 1--Vintage Labels Die (largest) from black cardstock
Layer 2 &3--Hello Decorative Oval Frame Die (plain oval from pink patterned paper and then scalloped oval from black stripe patterned paper--this layer is foam taped)
Layer 4--Vintage Labels Die (next to smallest) cut from white cardstock and brushed with Scattered Straw Distress Ink--this is stamped with border and sentiment from Small Oval Wishes stamp set.

The roses are from the Small Oval Wishes stamp set....stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento ink, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut out.

Add rhinestones and a bow to finish.  (PS there is a little sneak peek of a June release die....the gorgeous damask details peeking out from each edge of the sentiment oval!).

Thanks for stoppin' by today....stop back soon!  Sharing some exciting news soon!

Supplies:
Stamps:  JustRite-Small Oval Wishes
Dies:  JustRite-A2 Butterfly Card Front, Vintage Labels, Hello Decorative Oval
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento, Distress Ink- Scattered Straw; Copic Markers-R85, RV02, YG11, 63
Paper:  Photo Play-Julie Nutting Belle Vie, basic white and black
Embellishments: Recollection rhinestones, Prima jute, tulle ribbon, black embossing powder

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Clean and Simple Style

I'm a fan of a stamp set that can give me a lot of options.  One of my favorite things to do is try to think of other ways to use stamps.  This card was created using the JustRite Planner Hex Page stamp set....yep, planner stamps to make a birthday card!


Here is the stamp set I used:


That little row of water drops in the bottom right corner ^^^^^^^

I used an ombre ink technique to stamp these together to create the geometric designs in the corners.
Then the JustRite Happy Birthday Sentiment Die finishes it off to make this a super quick and easy card.



Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Supplies:
Stamps:  JustRite-Planner Hex Page
Dies: JustRite- Happy Birthday Sentiment
Ink: Hero Arts Ombre Ink (orange)
Paper:  Basic white and orange cardstock
Embellishments:  Recollections enamel dots

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Graduation Shaker Card

Still need a graduation card or two?  JustRite has you covered......I absolutely love their sentiment sets....you get so much bang for your buck!!

Sharing this shaker card with you today:



Card Base:  A2 black cardstock base (4&1/4" by 5&1/2")

To create the shaker window, start with a 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white cardstock....save this for later.  Cut patterned paper of choice 4" by 5&1/4" then use the JustRite Four in a Square die to cut window in this piece:


Here is the complete die set....this one is so versatile, love it:

Next, die cut the window out of black cardstock, glue to front of patterned paper piece (line up the window).  Stamp corner stamps from the JustRite Congrats Card Basics set--I used Versamark, embossed them in black, then fussy cut.   Glue corners to top window corners.



Add foam tape to the back of this entire piece....add a layer around the windows (I did each side, and then one strip across the middle....sorry forgot to grab a pic....but pretty self explanatory).  Add sequins or any doo-dads you'd like, then remember the 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white cardstock from the beginning?  You will remove the backing from the foam tape, and then line that piece of white cardstock to cover the back of your shaker.  If you are a little off....you can trim the white piece.

Add ribbon bow to the bottom edge of this piece, then glue entire front to the black cardstock base.

Stamp and emboss Way to Go sentiment from the Congrats Card Basics set, and cut it out using the small banner die from the A2Card Front Basics die set.  Trim it down and add to bow using twine.


Stamp oval scroll and Happy Graduation sentiments from the Congrats Card Basics set using  Versamark ink, emboss with black embossing powder.  Stamp one of the sentiment boxes from this set using Antique Linen Distress ink (I used the one with the swirled edges, similar to the oval I used) and trim close around this box. 

Using the A2 Card Front Basics die set to cut out oval, and cut out sentiment (using the small banner die).  These coordinate with this stamp set....makes it easy peasy to create!

Layer up the oval, then the sentiment rectangle box in the middle of the oval with foam tape, then a small piece of black cardstock (5/8" by 2&1/8"), then the Happy Graduation sentiment foam taped.  Add enamel dots.

Glue a 6/8" by 4" strip of cardstock across the center of the window then glue the sentiment piece to the center.  Here is a close up to show the layers:



The Congrats Card Basics set has so many ways to layer it up, the possibilities are nearly endless:



So there you have it, a fun layered up shaker card for your favorite grad!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Stop by the JustRite store and check out some of these great sets!


Supplies:
Stamps: CR-05068 JustRite Congrats Card Basics
Dies:  DIE-05034 JustRite Four in a Square; DIE-05047 JustRite A2 Card Front Basics
Paper:  Paper House Colorways 6x6 pad; AC cardstock, white, black
Ink: Versamark; Antique Linen Distress Ink
Other:  Embossing powder-Ranger black; enamel dots-Recollections; ribbon-black seam binding, Trendy Twine Black Licorice;  sequins-Pretty Pink Posh
Adhesive:  Foam tape, Scor Tape

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Just Rite Planning!

One of the things I was excited to see in the new May Release for Just Rite was their planner stamps!  Organization is not my strong suit....a planner is something I'd really like to start, but then, you kinda have to plan to take the time to use your planner....haha!

So in the interest of getting started, but going in baby steps, I've started with a weekly menu planner.  I figured this was a good way to avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store, having to buy items I'm missing for the recipe I just decide to try.  Also figured it was a good way to actually have the ingredients to try some of these new recipes I never seem to get around to.  Especially important now that I'm living with an auto immune disease which leaves me with a gluten-free/dairy-free/processed-free diet!


I made it simple enough to use everyday, but still with a little fun built in so I'd want to keep using it!

To create this, cut 8&1/2 by 11" pieces of white cardstock into 4's (the standard A2 4&1/4" by 5&1/2"), then just stamp up and decorate.

For the cover:
Trim down the white piece by 1/4" on each side, and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock.  The cute row of knife and fork in the circles are from the Planner Circle Icons set, and stamped in a row using Black Tuxedo Memento ink.  This was matted on a strip of black cardstock (3/4" by 5&1/4") and glued to the cover.

Die cut the decorative oval from black cardstock using the Joy Oval Frame Dies.  Stamp the "weekly" from the Planner Hex Page stamp set and "menu" stamps from the Planner Diet & Exercise stamp set, then trim to a banner shape.  Layer and glue to the front cover.

This is the same thing you will do to create a cover page for each day of the week.  To make it fun to use, this one is done in bright rainbow colors.

Under each cover sheet is a "disposable" second page.  It can be filled out with that day's menu plan, and either thrown away when you are done, or kept for future use in a file box.  I stamped them with the day of the week, but you could just stamp on the "breakfast, lunch, dinner" stamps (from the Planner Hex Page set) and the grocery list, and reuse.  Or hey, if you always have "Taco Tuesday" you can use the same card with the day of the week....lots of options, your choice!  Love that!


The grocery list lines stamp and the stamp used to create the colorful tabs for the top of the cards are from the Planner Basics stamp set and the little grocery cart icon...from the Planner Circle Icons, of course!


Looking for more organization in your life?  Or maybe you're already a planner addict!  Check out all the new release planner stamps in the Just Rite store!

Thanks for stopping by today....stop back soon....more inspiration on it's way!

Supplies:
Stamps:  JustRite CR-05052 Planner Basics, CR-05072 Planner Hex Page, CR-05071 Planner Circle Icons, CR-05075 Planner Diet & Exercise
Dies:  DIE-05049 Joy Oval Frame
Paper:  Georgia Pacific white cardstock, AC black and colored cardstock.
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Other:  rings, AC ribbon

Monday, June 6, 2016

Just Rite Time!!

I was so very excited to be chosen as a part of the Just Rite Papercraft team!  It was definitely a "pinch me I'm dreaming" moment.  They are one of my absolute favorite stamp and die companies!

The beginning of this journey was the reason for my hiatus here, but now the fun begins!  I'll be sharing projects all week long from the May release, and then the June release is right behind it!  So excited to share these with you!


This card was created with the new Just Rite clear stamps set At the Beach.  I stamped the coral pieces using the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and fussy cut them out.  The shells and sentiment were stamped using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and I added a dash of color with copic markers.  The seahorse was stamped in Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and fussy cut out.

Here is the gorgeous set, and you can find it in the store HERE.
 

The beautiful delicate frame--the Garden Circles Die--is also from the new release:



It was cut out of a white pearl cardstock.  The center is backed with a circle of white cardstock I traced and cut out using this die, then I stamped the script background stamp from the beach set using Versamark ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder, then covered it with Pumice Stone Ink.


As a fan of everything beach....this set is already one of my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by today....make sure to check out the new goodies over at Just Rite!


Supplies:
Dies: DIE-05035 Garden Circles Die
Stamps: CR-05057 At the Beach
Paper:  Cut Cardstock white pearl; Paper House Atlantis 6x6; AC coral; basic white
Ink:  Distress Ink--Abandoned Coral, Pumice Stone; Versamark; Copic Marker C3, BG 15
Embellishments/Other: Recollections rhinestones; Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It's All About Layers

I absolutely love layering up my cards, scrapbook pages and home decor projects!  This card is a perfect example of layers taking you to the next creative level:


A lot of gorgeous die cut layers here.....and want to see what it looks like without?


Nice, but the layers definitely add a beautiful elegance to the card.  Want all the details?  Stop on over to The Rubber Cafe' on THIS POST and find out all the measurements, the template for this card, and all the supplies used to create this gorgeous card! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

It's About Time! Sharing NEW Creative Cafe' KOTM!

Well I am so so far behind!!  Work life, church life, and general life have conspired to keep me out of my crafting and posting time!  All good things, but I think it's about time to play some catch up here!

I'm kicking off with the brand new Creative Cafe' KOTM from The Rubber Cafe'!! 

The Petticoat Fashion kit has stamps ready to layer up to create beautiful flowers and cards for any occasion!  I'm sharing an ombre thank you card today:


Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" standard card base using aqua cardstock.

First Layer:  Cut a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of white cardstock, and emboss using the embossing folder included in your kit!

TIP:  There are so many fun options for embossing folders, but don't be afraid to go clean and simple too!  The folder used on the white cardstock looks crisp and clean.

Center Panel:  Start with a 3" by 4" piece of aqua cardstock.  Layer on a 2&3/4" by 3&3/4" piece of pink lattice patterned paper, glue to the card front.

Next cut a 2&1/4" by 3&1/4" piece of white cardstock.  Use Versamark ink to stamp the Thank You sentiment, then emboss with clear embossing powder.  Using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and a sponge/distress tool, add a light layer of ink to the entire front of the embossed panel.  The embossed Thank You acts as a resist and adding the color makes the white cardstock under the embossed area pop.  To give it more of an ombre look, darken the ink around the Thank You sentiment area only. To finish the center panel stamp the rest of the sentiment in Black Tuxedo Memento ink.  Glue to a 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of white cardstock using Scrap Happy Glue:


Use foam tape to adhere the panel to the center of the patterned pink paper already on the card front.

To create the flower, use the solid flower stamp first and stamp using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  Then stamp using the detail petal stamp, and then stamp the center using Black Tuxedo Ink.

To show exactly how I did this, and give a little tip:  For the solid base, if you brush/swirl the ink on using the ink pad, you'll get a cool pattern to your solid flower and it will be a softer color without stamping off first.   To stamp the detail petal stamp, tap the ink directly on the stamp as you normally would to get the darker color.  Here is what I did:


Then fussy cut the flower out, and brush it around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Stamp a second flower center and fussy cut out, then foam tape flower center over the one stamped directly on the flower.  Glue flower to the bottom right corner of the center panel using Scrap Happy Glue, and add a jute twine bow to the center.

I love the elegant simplicity of this card:


This new kit is full of so many awesome stamps....stop by the blog HERE to find out more about this amazing kit, and to see more inspiration all month long!


Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion
Hello, World
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes, aqua and white cardstock
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento ink, Evergreen Bough, Worn Lipstick, and Black Soot Distress Ink.
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Jute twine, Embossing Powder--Crystal Ice from The Rubber Cafe'