Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Love Jar Kit Card Collection

 Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! Today I’m sharing a collection of cards that I created using the fun Love Jar Kit by Queen & Company. The Love Jar Kit comes with a large assortment of beautiful paper crafting supplies from the stamps, paper, foam cut outs, rhinestones, embellishments, shaker fillers and more. For all of my cards I used the pretty papers from the kit along with the mason jar shaker pieces (foam, acetate and backer piece) and dies and I used the flower stamps with the additional Love Jar Flowers & Stems dies.
 For each of my cards I created, I stamped my stems in simply chartreuse ink and my flowers in lovely lady, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz and harvest gold inks then die cut them out. I used papers from the kit for my backgrounds and to die cut the mason jar, lid and scalloped piece for under the lid. I die cut three of the rectangle tags using the die from the kit and for each card I stamped a different sentiment. 
 For the shaker fillers inside each card, I used clear and pink  Pastel Diamond Toppings, some Mini Wood Hearts and some flowers which are all included in the Love Jar Kit.  I used some of the bakers twine in gray, pink and yellow to tie on each of the tags on my cards and adhered my flowers with foam tape. Other than making the actual shaker which is easy and fun to do, adding the embellishments on the flowers is really fun.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

You Are Toad-ally Awesome! - CTD542

 Hello Crafty friends! I hope your week is going well. It’s Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge. For this week’s challenge we have the colors aqua, coral, green and kraft.
For my card, I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Garden Friends along with the Garden Friends dies. I started out by stamping the frog, mushroom, butterfly, snail and one small flower stem from the Garden Friends set and then stamped the ladybug and flower stems (the section to the right of the mushroom) from the Fairy Garden  set and dies. I ended up snipping off the bell shaped flowers on this larger stem/flower imaged and replacing it with a larger flower from the Bee Happy set. I also used the Bee Happy stamp set and dies to stamp the larger flowers and buds. Once everything was stamped, I colored them using Copic markers and die cut them out. I used the Grassy Hillside Borders and some new leaf card stock and then blended on some ripe avocado ink along the edges. For my background, (which looks nothing like the picture. In real life the center is a light blue and the outer edges are a dark peacock color) I blended on some tumbled glass distress ink in the center and then some peacock feathers along the outer edges then watered down some white and black acrylic paint and added some splatters. Once that was dry I adhered my grass and all of the images, popping up the mushroom, frog, snail and ladybug with foam tape. I heat embossed my sentiment onto black card stock using white embossing powder.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.
Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
 
C├ęcile Ribon - May Guest Designer

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Love in a Jar Shaker Card Kit

 Hello! The sun has decided to make an appearance today which makes me happy since we’ve been having so many rainy days and flooding in our area. I’ve been itching to get out into the garden and do more work. Today I’m sharing another shaker card that I’ve created using the fun Love Jar Kit by Queen & Company. Everything included in this kit is so pretty from the floral stamp set to the coordinating papers and of course the beautiful embellishments and toppings. My favorite part of creating cards using this kit is deciding on what fun toppings to add inside the shaker and it seems like once I start adding embellishments to the flower, the whole card comes alive.
 To create my shaker card, I started out by die cutting a bunch of the stems, flowers and leaves along with the tag using the Love Jar Flowers & Stems dies and then stamped the flowers in harvest gold, lovely lady, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz ink then stamped the stems in limeade ice. I stamped the rectangle tag with one of the sentiments from the stamp set that comes with the kit and die cut the jar, lid to the jar and yellow scalloped piece for under the lid from papers from the kit. Next I adhered the papers that I chose from the kit to my card base. After that I assembled my shaker, I used my anti-static powder tool all inside the opening where my shaker bits would go and then added some of the clear and pink Pastel Diamonds Toppings, some of the sweet wooden hearts and three of the pink flowers from the kit. Once my shaker bits were added, I adhered the pre-cut acetate and die cut aqua paper to seal it up then added the lid and tied on my tag with the pink bakers twine from the kit. After that, I added my stems and adhered my shaker to my card front then adhered the flowers with foam tape. I used a mix of petite posies and rhinestones in pinks and yellows for the centers of my flowers.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fairy Garden - CTD541

Hello! It’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week we have the colors pink, brown, black and white along with whatever other neutrals you’d like to use.
For my card I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Fairy Garden and the Fairy Garden dies which I’ve been having fun creating with. To create my card, I used a piece of white cardstock and blended on some spun sugar distress ink in the center and some antique linen distress oxide ink along the bottom then sprinkled it with some water drops, let it sit for a minute then lifted them up with a piece of paper towel. Once that was done I watered down some white craft paint and did white splatters onto my blended cardstock. While that was drying, I stamped my images and colored them using Copic markers. For along the bottom of my card I used the Grassy Hillside border die and some cream colored cardstock to die cut some grass. Yes even if you can’t use green on your card you can still make it work. I used some frayed burlap oxide ink along the edges of my die cut grass and attached it to the bottom of my card front. Next I added my images, popping up the two fairies and the mushrooms. I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder onto a strip of black cardstock. As a finishing touch, I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the fairies wings, dresses, leaves, flowers and magic wand. I also added some chunkier glitter to all of the flowers. If you look close at the pictures below you can see the glitter in a starburst around the fairies magic wand.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Lee Ann Barrett - April Guest Designer

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