October 1, 2022

Tombstone Halloween Slimline Card

 Halloween cards are one of my favorite types of cards to make. I had a lot of fun making this tombstone Halloween slimline card.

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I first started by creating the tombstones. I used light gray cardstock and sprayed it with some grays, black and chalkboard white color sprays and let dry.


I then stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Tombstone with VersaFine Clair Nocturne but it wasn't as dark as I wanted it to be so I embossed it with some black embossing powder but pouring the powder directly over the VersaFine Clair ink since it is also embossing ink and then heat set it. I stamped the tombstone 3 times. Then I stamped the I. Emma Ghost, Izzy Dead, and Bea A. Fraid on each of the tombstones and heat embossed them too. Next, I fussy cut each one out.
For the background sky, I used dark blue cardstock and inked the edges with some Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending brush. To give it more of a sky look, I then flicked on some of the white chalkboard spray onto it.


For the grass, I used green cardstock and inked it just like how I did the sky. I didn't have a grass die cut so I freehand cut the grass blades. It would have been much easier if I had a die to do that with. I layered up 2 pieces of the grass with one being taller then the front one so I could tuck the tombstones behind them. Next, I stamped a couple of the Crackerbox Stamps Ghost Flying and fussy cut them out and tucked them in behind the tombstones. At the bottom of the card, on the grass I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Happy Haunting Drips with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.



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September 29, 2022

Snarky Coffee Card

 Hello! Sharing a coffee card I made for the 2022 National Coffee Day Hop.

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To make my background paper, I used a piece of scrap patterned paper and then blended some brown ink on the edges with a blending brush. Next, I sprayed some teal color spray onto my craft mat, then water and smooshed the paper into it.
I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Valium Latte on a white piece of cardstock that I had inked the edges and smooshed into the teal color spray on my mat. Then I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Coffee Cup, blended some ink on it, and fussy cut it out.

The stamps I used along with all of the coffee, tea, & cocoa stamps from Crackerbox Stamps, are 20% OFF until October 6th, 2022.



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September 26, 2022

Give Thanks Pumpkin Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing a give thanks pumpkin card that I made with a slight whimsical twist.

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I decided to make my card in nontraditional colors by using the Maker's Movement An Autumn Breeze Paper Pack. I used one of the polka dot papers from the paper pad and die-cut out the pumpkin using the Maker's Movement Pumpkin Card Die Set from the center of the paper. I used the remaining polka dot paper to adhere to my 6x6 card front. Using another piece of paper from the paper, with a light blue and plus signs on it, I adhered that over the polka dot piece so you couldn't see the missing area of where I cut the pumpkin out. I attached the pumpkin to the front of the card using some foam adhesive tape.

I cut out some leaves using another piece of paper from the Maker's Movement An Autumn Breeze Paper Pack and the Maker's Movement Pumpkin Card Die Set. Using a piece of brown cardstock, I cut out the stem and vines for the pumpkin. I inked up the edges slightly, and using a brown pen, I traced the embossed areas of the die cuts, so they stood out more. I used a white gel pen on the leaves to draw the lines on them and also drew a frame around the outside of the pumpkin and on the background piece. To finish my card, I die-cut out the sentiment using the same paper I used for the leaves and added it to the front of my card, then added a bow to the stem.


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September 16, 2022

What Time Is A Good Time To Start Drinking Wine Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing a wine card with a snarky twist.

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I first created a watercolor background with some ink and water to make a color swatch in the middle of my card front. Then using the new Crackerbox Stamps What Time Is A Good Time sentiment stamp, I stamped it in the middle of the watercolor swatch. 


Then I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Grapes, Wine Bottle, & Glass and colored them in with ink mixed with water and a paintbrush to give them a watercolored look. On the label on the wine bottle, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Wine Word. Then I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card front with 3D foam squares. I also added a few sequins.



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September 14, 2022

Never Lose Hope Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a pretty card reminding a friend to never lose hope.

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I first found some scrap patterned paper, matted it with some black cardstock, and adhered it to my card front. Then die cut out a diamond in white and another slightly bigger in black and adhered them to the center of my card.


Then using the Gina K. Designs Watercolor Floral Ephemera Pack to make a pretty flower cluster. Above the flower cluster, I stamped the Never Lose Hope sentiment from Gina K. Designs Never Lose Hope Mini Stamp Set.


I also stamped one of the butterflies from the Gina K. Designs Never Lose Hope Mini Stamp Set and colored it with some pink Copic Markers. Then added some sparkle by coloring it with a glitter brush marker.


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September 9, 2022

Life Is Better With A Cherry On Top Card

 Hello! Life is better when a cherry on top! Don't you agree? Today I am sharing a card using that sentiment.

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My card today features the Crackerbox Stamps Cherry On Top sentiment from their brand new release. I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Cherries on the background and colored them with Copic Markers. Then used Echo Park Farm Berries Stencil with some Delicata Pink Shimmer ink and a blending brush.


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September 8, 2022

Large Halloween Tag

 Hello! Today I have a large Halloween tag that I made to share with you all.


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I used the large Creative Embellishments Flourish Tag Set 2 and added some spooky Halloween patterned paper to the back tag.  Then I sprayed the top flourish piece of the tag with some Walnut Spray to give it a distressed wood look and adhered to the back piece I adhered to the Halloween paper. I also sprayed all the layers of the Haunted House Shaker with walnut spray, adhered the layers together, and added some black star shaker sequins inside before adding the clear layer and last layer of the shaker.
Then I added some flowers and cheesecloth that I had sprayed black around the shaker piece and adhered it all together.


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September 7, 2022

Fun Friendship Card With A Snarky Sentiment

 Hello! Today I am sharing a fun friendship card with a snarky sentiment.

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I first stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Lady With Holding Hand and colored her with Copic Markers. Then I fussy cut her out and cut the bow off that is normally on her head. Next, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out the Crackerbox Stamps Crown. I then adhered the lady to a card front and adhered the crown on her head. Then, on the open space on the card front, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Throw On A Crown sentiment. Lastly, I adhered the card front to some pink cardstock and then to a card base. Added some bling, and my card was done.


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September 6, 2022

Christmas Snow Globe Card

 Hello again! Today I am sharing a Christmas Snow Globe card that I made using a layered stencil.

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I started by using The Crafter's Workshop Snow Globe Layered Stencil and some inks with a sponge dauber to create a base of the snow globe image.

After I finished with all the inks, this is what it looked like.

Next, I used some of The Crafter's Workshop Tacky When Dry with the stencil to create some ornaments on the tree. Once the Tacky When Dry was dry, I added some The Crafter's Workshop Crimson Red Foil Transfer Sheets to the ornaments and The Crafter's Workshop Champagne Gold Foil Transfer Sheets to the star on the tree. I just rubbed on the foil and then pulled it back off. The foil will stick to the Tacky When Dry.

Then to create the snowflakes in the globe, I used The Crafter's Workshop Stardust Butter Pearl White.

I decided the base of the snow globe needed a little more color, so I added a little more ink over the entire bottom stand to color it in. Then I fussy cut out the entire snow globe, added a ribbon, and adhered over some Scrapbook.com Peppermint Patterned Cardstock Paper.


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