Monday, October 31, 2016

Thankfully Blessed

After a tough week around here....I really still have to remember that we are so very blessed.  Which is exactly what this card is a reminder of!

If you remember this card:

Here's the card I promised, where I used the stencil piece.  I cut it down, and added ink to completely cover it.  I also punched the border to frame out the sentiment.  Another great way to use this border punch from Just Imagine Kreaxions!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out all the inspiration today over at Just Imagine in THIS POST.

Supplies Used:
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions punch #310
Paper:  AC kraft cardstock; Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice 6x6 pad
Ink:  Distress Ink-Gathered Twigs
Embellishments:  burlap, Recollections enamel dots

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Little Pumpkin Everything

Yes, I'm one of those Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin truffle, pumpkin everything people!  So I couldn't resist this sweet saying in the Pumpkin Spice (I think there might be a theme here...haha!) Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad.  And spicing it up a little more?  The fabulous punches from Just Imagine Kreaxions!

Now you probably notice there is no punched area.  That's because I used the punched piece on another card (coming soon!) but not before I used this piece as a stencil.

This border was punched using Kreaxions punch #310 and used as a stencil with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Yet another fun way to use a border punch!  You could even make your own patterned paper this way.

Thanks for stopping by.....remember to think outside the box and even off the page, when you use those punches!

Supplies Used:
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions Punch #310; Xyron Mega Runner
Paper:  Simple Stories-Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pad; AC kraft cardstock
Embellishment/other:  raffia, Recollections enamel dots, glossy accents, foam tape

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Frosty Beauty

Well, it's true, snowflakes are probably one of my favorite images to work with in stamping/die cutting.  As evidenced by some of my latest cards.  Here's a bright and cheerful card for the holidays, once again, using the new Small Oval Christmas Tidings stamp set from's loaded with so many great it!

Even with the layers this card comes together pretty quickly.

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" white cardstock A2 sized base.

First layer:  5&1/4" by 4" red cardstock.

Second layer:  5" by 3&3/4" silver POW glitter paper.

Third layer: 4&3/4" by 3&1/2" snowflake patterned paper (Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus)

Center panel:  First create the strip for the left side of the card by stamping the small snowflake in Festive Berries Distress Ink on a 1" by 4&3/4" piece of white cardstock.  TIP:  Start by stamping the center snowflake first and work out from there.  Mat this piece on a 1&1/4" by 4&3/4" piece of red cardstock.

Next create the base by matting the tree patterned paper (2&1/2" by 3&1/2") on a piece of red cardstock (2&3/4" by 3&3/4").  Cut POW silver glitter paper using the Vintage Labels Eleven die (3" wide die) and glue to the tree patterned paper base.

Stamp the large snowflake using Festive Berries ink and fussy cut out.  Cut red cardstock using the  1&3/4" Vintage Labels Eleven die.  Foam tape center panel to card front, and foam tape snowflake and red Vintage Labels pieces.  Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim to a banner (3/4" wide and about 2&1/4" long), then brush edges with ink.  Foam tape to center of red Vintage Labels piece.

To finish add a little bling and a bow.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more crafty ideas!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  JustRite--Small Oval Christmas Tidings
Dies:  JustRite--Vintage Labels Eleven
Ink:  Distress Ink-Festive Berries
Paper:  AC cardstock and glitter paper; Doodlebug-Here Comes Santa Claus
Embellishments: AC ribbon, Recollections rhinestones

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Frosty Sparkling Joy

More new release goodies coming at you today from JustRite!  We've got this beautiful new set called Small Oval Christmas Tidings....a big name for a gorgeous big set of stamps!

I used this lovely set full of layering goodness to create this joy-filled card:

The layers on this card were created by starting with a standard A2 base of white cardstock (5&1/2" by 4&1/4") then adding a mat of the swiss dot paper (5&1/4" by 4"). 

The center panel is a 3" by 4&1/4" piece of white cardstock.  I stamped the Retro Sparkle Cling Background stamp from JustRite, using Versamark Ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next I went over the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I added a few drops of water and also roughed up the edges of the piece to give it a more distressed look.  

To add some sparkle on the white dots/stars, I used Stardust Stickles.  I set it aside to dry, then started on the rest of the layers. 

I cut a 2&7/8" circle out of white cardstock, using the Just Imagine Kreaxions Circle Cutter, and 3&1/8" gray cardstock mat. The snowflake was stamped using Tumbled Glass and then embossed in clear.  The edges of the circle were brushed with ink, then glued to the gray circle mat.  The center white/gray mat ovals were cut out using the JustRite Joy Oval Frames, and stamped using the same method.  The word "Joy" was cut out using this same die set, these ovals are foam taped to the center of the snowflake, on the large circle, then sparkled up using rhinestones and enamel dots. 

Before the circle is attached to the card, there is another layer created using the Damask Flourish One die, cut twice and glued together, and a center band of a 1" by 4" strip of striped paper matted on a 1&1/4" by 4" strip of gray cardstock.  Here are all the pieces before the card was completely assembled:

After assembly I added a few more enamel dots to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  More inspiration soon!

Stamps:  JustRite-Small Oval Christmas Tidings, Retro Sparkle Cling Background
Dies: JustRite-Joy Oval Frames, Damask Flourish One
Paper:  Echo Park Winter Stripes and Dots, AC gray cardstock, GP white cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink-Tumbled Glass; Versamark
Other: Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Recollections rhinestones, enamel dots; Just Imagine Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Warm Holiday Wishes

So very excited to start sharing the new JustRite Holiday stamp release!  For the next week or so, I've got some great inspiration to get those holiday cards started!  First up, this card makes me think of warm, spicy gingerbread:

Kraft cardstock brushed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink warms up this card.  The sentiment stamp was embossed using WOW embossing powder, and is one of a new set of holiday sentiments from JustRite:

And better yet?  These beauties are on SALE right now!  You can find them HERE.

The gorgeous snowflake background is the Snowflake and Tag die set from JustRite.  I used the positive (kraft) and negative (cream) to create the look.

The sweet little tag at the top is from the set....the Merry Christmas sentiment from another new JustRite set called--Nativity Sentiments.  You'll see more about that set soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon....many more Christmas treats to come!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  JustRite--Inside & Outside Christmas Sentiments; Nativity Sentiments
Ink:  Versamark embossing; Distress Ink--Vintage Photo
Dies:  JustRite--Snowflake and Tag set
Paper:  AC cardstock--cream; Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6; kraft cardstock
Embellishments:  AC red grosgrain ribbon; AC twine; WOW embossing powder