Pine Tree Cards with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone I'm on the Just For Fun blog sharing two new cards using some great stamps available from the store.  

I used the Pine Forest stamp which, at 4 1/2" wide, is perfect for the front of a card.  For the background, I used  paper that I had spritzed with assorted colors of Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays.   I inked the stamp directly with shades of green and brown, then stamped in on the background.  

The stamped panel was matted with 2 colors of green cardstock.

The sunset sentiment was stamped on a left over scrap and also matted with 2 colors of green cardstock before being added to the card with foam adhesives.

Here's another version of the card with a slightly different background and a different sentiment.

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Christmas Ornament Card

Hi everyone, do you realize we are less than a month away from Christmas?  I've got a quick and easy Christmas card to share today. 

Using gold scraps, I punched ornaments and added them to a pattern paper panel, staggering them down the length.  Whisker Graphics twine was placed under each and wrapped around the pattern paper before adding it to the card.

Using Joy Clair's Glad Tidings Holiday stamps, I stamped them with VersaFine Tulip Red Ink, then punched and added them to the center of the ornaments.  A large flourish was added to the corner.

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Decorative Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone, I'm on the Imagine blog today creating with some fun StazOn Studio Glaze and Rinea Foils  and the Rinea 3d Hyacinth Die Set.

This is a  great project to do with the kids.  Just grab a handful of ornaments, assorted colors of StazOn Studio Glaze and Rinea Foils and die.


Stop by the Imagine blog for complete details.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving and had fun creating this card using a Tutti Designs Die and adhesive vinyl from Stylecraft/Tape Technologies.

Using Gold Vinyl, I die cut the Tutti Design Cornucopia.  It cut beautifully.  Then I fussy cut orange cardstock for the pumpkin.

Using Apple Glitter vinyl, I cut it to fit an embossing folder.

Then I lightly inked it with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink and rubbed the color into the design.

Place the panel onto brown cardstock and adhere the cornucopia to the bottom corner.

Stamp Happy Thanksgiving on a scrap with VersaFine Clair and emboss with Clear embossing powder.  Place on brown cardstock.

Create card from white and brown cardstock and wrap with ribbon.  Add panel on top with foam adhesives for dimension.

Happy Thanksgiving.



Thanksgiving Table Decor with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone. I really enjoy decorating for the holidays, don't you? Why not incorporate some Rinea Foiled Papers into your tablescape this year. The foils add a wonderful effect. I'm using the Autumn Foiled Paper Variety Pack which consists of yummy colors such as Mocha, Ruby and Marigold.

My tablescape consists of 2 different sized pumpkins, covered candle jars, silverware pockets and lots of leaves.  To create the small pumpkin, I cut strips of Glossy/Marigold Gold Foil 1" wide. I punched holes in both ends and created the pumpkins by placing brads in the holes and then fanning the strips out. The more strips you add, the fuller the pumpkin.

I placed different sized craft dowels inside the pumpkins to help hold their shapes. For the taller pumpkin, I used Marigold Starstruck and let the dowel poke through the top. Then I created the pumpkin topper using the 3D Hyacinth Die with Emerald/Gold Glossy Foil and curling each piece. Large leaves were die cut from Mocha using Sizzix dies and then adhered to the bottom of each pumpkin.

For the candles, I cut Starstruck Mocha Brown Foil 3 1/2" wide and wrapped it around each candle. A 1 1/2" strip of Glossy Marigold/Gold was then wrapped around the center. Twine was then wrapped around the jar. Assorted colors and shapes of leaves were die cut and added under the twine.

Finally, silverware Pockets were created using a pocket die from Scor-Pal with Glossy Marigold/Gold Foil.

Once die cut, I used twine to tie the pockets together. The phrase from Crackerbox/So Suzy Stamps was stamped, embossed and die cut, then tied to the front of each pocket using the twine. Using a small leaf punch, I punched leaves from left over scraps of foil and added them about the pocket.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Happy Gingerbread House Card

Hi everyone, I'm on the Imagine blog today creating with some fun StazOn Studio Glaze and Rinea Foils

The theme this month is Gingerbread and I couldn't resist creating a fun Gingerbread House card.

I die cut Glossy Mocha/Gold and Glossy Copper/Gold foils, then colored the Gingerbread House with StazOn Studio Glaze.

Stop by the Imagine blog for all the details.

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Holiday Magic Cards

Hi everyone I'm on the JustforFun blog sharing two new cards using some great stamps available from the store to create my cards. 

As we get closer to Christmas, if you have a lot of cards to create, consider using a large focal stamp such as the Large Snow Pine as your main image.  This stamp is approximately 4" tall and takes center stage on your cards.

Each Large Snow Pine was stamped with Imagine Moonlight  White Ink and white embossing powder.  The left over embossing powder around the image just adds to the snowy effect.

The cards were created from black cardstock with a layer of pattern paper and wrapped with ribbon.  The panel was then edged with white ink and adhered to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Holiday Magic is from Sentiments 3, a set of 20 different stamps for all your crafting needs.

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, with Halloween now in the past, it's time to think of Thanksgiving.  I've got a new post on the Bowdabra Blog.

Stop by the Bowdabra blog for details of how I created this lovely bow.  Then stop by  Clear Scraps blog for the details of the pumpkin pallet.

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Clear Scraps XL FALL Layout

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog  using a Clearscraps XL panel.  These acrylic panels are perfect for creating a scrapbook page or a wall hanging.  They are definitely light weight enough to be put in a scrapbook but not so flimsy that they buckle while hanging on the wall.

I've used the XL Scallop Square as the base of my layout choosing to paint the panel with fall colors.  Think red, orange, yellow, brown or other colors of your choice.

Once dry, I selected an assortment of pattern papers and stickers, adhering them with the panel, leaving room for the scallops to show.

With Fall in full swing I wanted to document a fund ay with Paulie.  I created some leaves from Makin's Clay and the Leaves Push Mold, adding them in the corner.  Some word stickers were added to emphasize the day.

And if you want, turn it into a wall hanging simply by punching holes and adding ribbon.

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Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog with a set of Christmas ornaments.

Proxxon Scroll Saw
Proxxon Delta Sander
Rinea Foiled Paper
Spellbinders Dies

Who doesn't love decorating for Christmas?  Using assorted tools, you can create an amazing assortment of ornaments.

Draw the pattern on the wood, then cut the ornaments using the Scroll Saw.

Punch holes in the tops using the Drill Press so you can hang the ornaments once decorated.

Sand each ornament with the Delta Sander.

Wanting different colored ornaments, I painted each with Folk Art Color Shift paints. Remember to paint both sides of the ornaments.

Once they dried, I cut Rinea Silver Starstruck Foil to fit the top of each.

Next, I decorated each ornament by die cutting several different colors of Rinea Foils.  Ribbon was tied to each ornament so they can hang wherever you want them.

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Thanksgiving Cards with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, now that Halloween has passed, it's time to turn our thoughts toward Thanksgiving.  Joy Clair and So Suzy have some wonderful stamps so I've paired them with assorted die cuts to create wonderful Fall cards.

The Autumn Foiled Paper pack has some really rich fall colors.  Glossy and Starstruck papers in colors called Ruby, Mocha and Marigold.

I created a 5 1/2" square card from brown cardstock and added a layer of script paper on top.

Using a wonderfully intricate cornucopia die from Tutti designs, the foil cut beautifully.  I cut the cornucopia from Mocha and added a piece of Marigold Starstruck under the pumpkin, gluing it to the pumpkin veins so it would stand out.  Then I added Marigold under the cornucopia.

Next, I die cut an oval from Marigold and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  A smaller oval was die cut from Gold Foil (you can use the reverse side of any of the foils) and embossed with a script embossing folder.  I placed the cornucopia on the oval, leaving the corner edge free.

Happy Thanksgiving from So Suzy/Crackerbox stamps was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink on Marigold.   Embossing power was added and the panel was heat set.  Because foil buckles in the heat, I had this funky effect.  

Once it cooled, I smoothed out the stamped panel and matted it with cardstock.  I love the effect.  I then placed it on the card with foam adhesives.

For my next card, I created a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card from brown cardstock then added the same script background panel.

I chose a Spellbinders die that would be used to showcase all the colors in this collection.  The largest layer was die cut from Mocha and the smaller layer from Gold.  The flowers were die cut from Ruby and the leaves were die cut from some scraps of Emerald.

Happy Fall Y'all, from Joy Clair was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink on white cardstock, then die cut to fit the center of the panel.  A ribbon was die cut from Emerald and adhered to the center.    To finish, dew drops were added randomly to the flower centers.

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Happy Fall Cards with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a set of Fall cards.

Use StazOn Studio Glaze to outline the leaves.

Let the Studio Glaze dry before proceeding.  Add several colors of Studio Glaze in the center and mix together to create the gradient color leaves.

Create card using left over pattern papers.  Place a large oval on each card then adhere the leaves.

Die cut happy fall and place on each card.

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