Monday, November 20, 2017

"Joy" deer card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I don't know about you, but I enjoy making holiday cards as you can create so many different styles of cards depending on color, texture, complexity, simplicity, whatever!  The card that I am sharing today uses an older Sizzix Tim Holtz deer die and papers/die cuts I had in my stash- except the Joy die which is a new release.  So, let's jump right into the instructions...

Instructions:

  • Create 5x5 tent fold card from white card stock.
  • Cut velvet brocade paper (from my stash- I believe it was Recollections) smaller than card base.  Mount with double sided tape.
  • Die cut gold paper using doily die and mount to card base using liquid adhesive (or use a doily die from your stash)
  • Die cut deer from chipboard (I used the base of a finished paper pad).  Apply white crackle and air dry.  (if you use a heat tool on the crackle, you make get unsightly bubbles on the surface)
  • Apply Distress inks all over deer and darker ink along edges of deer.


  • Adhere ribbon around deer neck.  Mount to doily using double sided foam tape and liquid adhesive.
  • Die cut white card stock using a pennant die (or just cut pennant by hand).
  • Die cut Joy from red glitter paper or die cut from card stock and add glitter.  Mount to pennant using liquid adhesive.

Love the texture of the card- the glitter, the felted brocade, the smooth glitter paper and the crackle deer texture.

Product used:

I could not find the deer or the white crazing (Tim's Holtz' white Crackle paint) that I used (perhaps no longer made?) but I did find this set which may be a good substitute.  It looks like the crazing will need the deer card base to be white before die cutting.  I like the new deer die set...may have to buy it!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland card

Hellloooo Crafty Friends!

How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Have you purchased any new Christmas papers or paper crafting goodies?  The craft stores are full of new Christmas goodies for us crafty types.  For me, it is the most wonderful time of the year in a craft store.  :)

As you all may know, I adore Graphic 45 products and the Winter Wonderland collection is no exception.  Several cards have been created using this collection and today I would like to share one of my favorites.  The card has several layers but it was quite easy to make.  The heartwarming scene is the focal point of the card front...so sweet!

Instructions:

  • Make a tent fold 5x5 card using Kraft card stock.
  • Cut a holly berry background smaller than the card base, outline in gold (optional) and mount.
  • Mount doily (I used a Recollections canvas doily) to card center.
  • Create pennant from red dotted paper, outline in gold (optional) and mount.
  • Use foam tape to secure ephemera card (or image from ephemera page in 12x12 collection).
  • Outline Winter Wonderland tag in gold (optional) and mount using foam tape to bottom half and then regular tape or glue to top half.
  • Apply Stickles to leaves and poinsettia.
  • Die seam binding using Distress Ink or Distress Stain in Barn Door.  After drying, create bow and mount to front.
  • Add wee brown twine bow.

That's it!  The instructions can easily be duplicated for several more cards from the same collection.

Product used:
Graphic 45 - Winter Wonderland Collection - Christmas - Ephemera and Journaling Cards

Also used was the Pen-Touch along the paper edges.  Right now it is not in stock at Blitsy but I have a link inserted for when it is re-stocked.
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Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mixed media "Peace" card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Just wanted to pop in and share a quick post for a card recently completed.  Will be leaving soon to attend an all day crop (9am-9pm!) with my friends.  The crop is a fundraiser for a local food bank and I have been looking forward to the crop for a couple of months now.  For over two months, at every grocery store visit I picked up nonperishable items on sale.  Am so happy to say that the shopping has resulted in four boxes filled with food!  It feels so good to do something to help others.

Today I am sharing another holiday card.  The card used the Peace die from the Love Joy Peace ornament die set:
The die was used to cut blue and white card stock.  
The background was created using several Dylusions Sprays.  After drying, a pine cone stencil was used with Archival Ink.  The ink dried and Creative Medium in Green was applied to create the needles.  White acrylic paint was splattered.  After 24 hours, it was die cut using Spellbinders Labels One die set.
 
 A tent fold card was created using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and white card stock.  A sheer white bow was glued in place and a wee snowflake was added.
Product used:
Image result for TCW mini pineconesSpellbinders - Grand Nestabilities Collection - Die Cutting and Embossing Templates - Grand Decorative Labels OneCreative Medium Iridescent
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.  :)
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Christmas is the day" side step card


Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I am sharing a side step card using Quietfire Design's Christmas stamp, Christmas is the day:

Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Isn't it a gorgeous quote?
I am so happy with the finished card!  The quote is beautifully timeless...Suzanne creates the most stunning stamps and dies!
For detailed instructions (which are super easy as I used a side step die), hop on over to the Quietfire Creations blog post.

Quietfire Design product used:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Other product used:

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Festively Beautiful "Peace" ornament card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post- my computer decided to not work.  (Perhaps it decided to go on a much needed vacation?)  In that time off I upgraded some areas of my crafty room.  For years I have been working on a desk that allowed about 14 square inches of workspace.  I have had a lot of good memories working on that desk but the lack of space was put constrictions on my crafty mojo.  My eyes were set on a couple of worksurfaces from Ikea so I picked them up and put them in the room last weekend.  Oh!  I so love my crafty space now!  Every day I have been in the room crafting away.  There are still some more upgrades needed and when I am done I will share a video.  Enough about the time away, let's talk about a new card!

It was my turn to share at Elizabeth Craft Designs and I created a festive "Peace" ornament card using the lovely new Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament die set:

My last post used the same ornament die with "love" in the center.  Such a great die set!
For more details on the card and instructions, hop on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Products used:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Friday, November 3, 2017

"Love" Christmas Ornament card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to share a project at Quietfire Creations and I created a cheerful holiday ornament card using the newly released die set, Love Joy & Peace Ornament:
This happy card was a joy to make.  The die set is so pretty that I kept die cutting more card stock after the card was complete and made more cards using the set.  (It looks gorgeous with the ornament die cut in foil or glitter paper!)
For instructions, hop on over to Quietfire Creations ...and feel free to leave some love.  :)

Products used:
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Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo
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