Thursday, October 31, 2013

Journaling Cards as Sentiments

Happy Halloween!  While typically used for scrapbooking, journaling cards can also make delightful sentiments on greeting cards.  I used a couple of journaling cards as sentiments on these two fun and cute Halloween cards. 


Journaling Cards as Sentiments

Designing cards with journaling cards as the sentiment/focal point is really easy.  Pick your favorite journaling card then pick patterned papers and embellishments to match.  Both the banners and circles on this card were cut from coordinating patterned paper. 


I trimmed and matted this journaling card with patterned paper and completed the scene with a little plastic skeleton.  I only adhered his head to the card so he wiggles around all spooky and creepy-like.  

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Amanda

Supplies: 
Pebbles Tricks & Treats collection

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mason Jar Gift Tags

Last week I took a quick trip out of town to see some friends so thought it would be nice to take some homemade applesauce that I had made earlier this fall.  I only had about an hour to dress up the jars so I created some quick and easy mason jar gift tags and coordinating tops. 

Mason Jar Gift Tags

I embellished each jar with a tag and coordinating jar lid.  I made the tag for the middle jar by trimming a journaling card out of a sheet of 12"x12" paper and snipping the corners.  So easy!  

Mason jars and red gingham were made for each other!  The tear strips at the bottom of a 12"x12" piece of paper are perfect for wrapping around a mason jar lid.  I die cut and stamped the tag using Avery Elle's Simply Tags: Everyday collection.  There is peach applesauce in this jar.  Yum!

The tag on this jar was made with Pebbles' Front Porch collection die cut Polaroid tags.  They come complete with adhesive making them really easy to put together.  You'll never guess what's in this jar...applesauce sweetened with red hots.  A match made in heaven! 

Fun and easy!  Simplify further by dressing up a jar from the store.  (I promise I won't tell.) 

Have a happy day! 

Amanda

Supplies: 
Pebbles Inc. Front Porch collection
Avery Elle Simply Tags: Everyday stamp set
Avery Elle Simply Tags: Everyday Elle-ments die
Baker's twine

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spider Web Halloween Card

Hi everyone!  Have you seen Doodlebug's new Pixies?  Pixies are sturdy, plastic, food-grade coffee stirrer straws that come in all of your favorite Doodlebug colors.  They are really easy to cut into custom sized pieces which make them fun to use in card making.  I used some Beetle Black Pixies to create a fun spider web Halloween card


Spider Web Halloween Card

I created a little spider web by cutting black Pixies into various lengths.  I started by adhering the Pixies that radiate from the center of the web and then trimmed smaller lengths to make a spiral around the center.


I adhered the little spider Doodad flair to the center of the spider web.  He looks right at home!  I adhered each piece with some 3M Scotch Quick-dry Adhesive. 

How would you use Pixies in your projects?  

Amanda

Supplies: Doodlebug Halloween Parade collection

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Christmas Snow Globe Shadow Box

Although Christmas is a couple of months away, I just couldn't resist getting started on Christmas decor projects.  I happened to have a lovely Fashion Furnishings Shadow Box 8"X8"-Black from Doodlebug that I used to create a snow globe shadow box.


Snow Globe Shadow Box



I started by cutting a 5 1/2" circle in a piece of cardstock and placing that in the front of the shadow box.  I created the background by free-hand cutting the hills and layered them by stacking two 1/8" foam squares on top of each other.  Lastly, I added a banner sticker near the bottom of the scene to give it a snow globe effect. 


I placed a variety of sitckers and Doodle-pops on each hill to give the scene some more depth and dimension.  Isn't that tiny polar bear just the cutest? 


The shadow box is about 1" deep, allowing you to add several deep layers to your shadow box design.

What kind of scene would you create in your snow globe shadow box?  

Happy creating! 

Amanda

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Embroidered Fall Card

Super quick post for Moxie Fab World Apache Tears Tuesday Trigger.  Oh, how I wish inspiration would strike more than one hour before the deadline!


Inspired by the colors and stitching in this week's trigger, I created a CAS embroidered card with a serene fall scene.  

Have a great week! 

Amanda

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sorry You Broke Your Face Card

Every once in a while I get an idea for a card that is, well, a little bit sick.  Sometimes a situation arises that inspires a card such as this one.  While I will not actually send this card to the intended recipient, I couldn't resist making a sorry you broke your face card anyway.  


Sorry You Broke Your Face Card

Inspired by the cards in this Etsy shop, I made a CAS card that clearly states how I feel about the situation.  Although I love the injured dearly, I do not think the intended recipient would find this funny, but alas, I will not let someone's lack of humor hold me hostage.  I have been cracking myself up for an entire day now. 

Stay pretty!  


Amanda

Friday, October 11, 2013

Silhouette Design Team

Many of you may have seen this announcement yesterday on Facebook, but I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be a member of the Fall/Winter Silhouette Design Team!  

Silhouette Design Team


I couldn't be more excited to work with this talented bunch of ladies.  I can't wait to see what everyone has up their sleeves!  I love crafting with Silhouette CAMEO and am excited to share more of my projects with you.  Be sure to stay tuned for what's to come!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Amanda

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chevron and Sequins Hello Card

Happy Tuesday, y'all!   I am just popping in today with a a quick chevron and sequins hello card that showcases a couple of my favorite card making techniques.  

Chevron and Sequins Hello Card

I love to make cards with a double-sided patterned paper base.  This adds visual interest to the inside of the card without having to add an additional greeting or sentiment.  

Although I think the phrase "pop of color" is a bit trite and overused, I also love to pair bright colors with black and white patterns.

The design for this card was inspired in party by CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 116.

Have a happy day!

Amanda

Monday, October 7, 2013

Gold Stars Halloween Card

I'm back for another Halloween card installment with another American Crafts Halloween collection for Target card.  Once again, I am smitten by the gold stars so I made a gold stars Halloween card.  Gold pairs so wonderfully with black it is bound to become the new orange.

Gold Stars Halloween Card

In keeping with the star theme, I used a variety of star prints from the American Crafts Halloween collection for Target 6"x6" paper pad. 

The largest gold star is from the Halloween banner kit, the medium star is from a sheet of coordinating stickers, and the gold sequin is from a totally fab Halloween sequins pack. 

The understated sentiment really lets the stars be the, well, star of the show.  

This card was inspired in part by the Moxie Fab World All That Glitters is Gold challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Amanda

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Black and Gold Halloween Card

Happy almost Wednesday!  I am back with another project using the American Crafts Halloween collection available exclusively at Target.  I love the addition of gold in this collection so I created a black and gold Halloween card using components from both the banner kit and witch hat kit. 

Black and Gold Halloween Card

By themselves each kit is fabulous, but I wanted to show how they could be used in card making as well.  I layered a chipboard banner on top of distressed patterned paper and adhered a gold star.  The papers in the 6"x6" pad are to die for! 

Spiders totally creep me out which is why I think they are perfect for spooky Halloween cards.  Both the spider and the narrow banner are from the witch hat kit.  Each die cut comes with pre-mounted foam circles.  Bonus! 

Be sure to stop by your local Target store to grab some of these fun Halloween paper crafting goodies! 

The design for this card was inspired in part by CASE Study #159 and the Moxie Fab World All That Glitters is Gold challenges.  

Happy Crafting! 

Amanda

Skeleton Bones Halloween Card (RCC 86)

Hey everyone!  It is time for another Ribbon Carousel Challenge!  This month's theme is Fall anHalloween creations. I am so excited to be starting another term with an group of amazing designers!  This month marks the beginning of holiday season here in the US, so I thought I'd make a spooky skeleton bones Halloween card to celebrate.  

Skeleton Bones Halloween Card

While it doesn't appear so at first glance, this card is interactive.  I die cut an entire skeleton and put the bones inside of the striped bag.  The recipient can take the bones out of the bag and assemble their own skeleton. 


I love using my label maker to make custom sentiments.   
 Each month RCC gives away a Ribbon Carousel to a randomly chosen challenge participants! 

 There are only three (3) rules you must follow to be eligible for the prize:
  1. You MUST use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or anything that comes on a spool on your creation 
  2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month. 
  3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz on THIS POST and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.
Happy October!  

Amanda


Supplies: