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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peeps!

Hi Everyone!
 
Here's my take on the "All Ears" challenge over on the DRS Designs Blog.  I thought this new Simple Easter Bunny (347E) was the perfect pair to compliment the Favorite Easter Peep Greeting (352F), and since it had ears, it qualified for this challenge as well.
 
 
I colored the bunny with Copic Markers--RV10, RV02 and RV23. It was fussy cut out and then layered on light purple cardstock that was embossed.  I split up the greeting to accommodate my layout.  I love how the banner really emphasizes the word "PEEPS" in the greeting, especially since it's a pun resembled by the bunny image.  I love the font too!  It's sort of hard to see, but the yellow cardstock used for the card front was stamped repeatedly with the Bunny Ears (307C) to add some texture to the background. Some violet plaid ribbon, a decorative border punch and a few white pearl embellishments made this card complete.
 
I'm so excited that Easter and warmer weather is right around the corner!
 
I hope the weather starts to warm up soon in your neck of the woods too!
Have a great day!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3 Wooden Crosses

Can you believe this is the last week of February....already?!?!? That means that March is right around the corner and perhaps at some point it will turn to Spring and we can put this deep freeze behind us! I'm done with winter, can you tell? LOL! I have a bad case of cabin fever and I'm itching to get outside with my boys!  One good thing about the weather still being yucky is that I don't mind being trapped inside if I can spend the time stamping. Today I'm sharing an Easter card I recently made during one of our recent Arctic Blasts, where the wind chill was -30 degrees! 



 
I started by coloring the Three Wooden Crosses (1116K) with Copic Markers. I used E31, E33 and E35 specifically. I cut the image out using an oval Nestability die. Then, I masked it with a Post-it Note and sponged it with light blue ink, layering the ink, so that it was heavier toward the bottom of the crosses. The ground beneath the crossed was sponged with brown in k in the same manner. The colored image was layered with a dark brown scalloped oval and set aside while I worked on the rest of my card.
 
For one side of the card front I used Kraft colored cardstock that was embossed with a wood grain embossing folder to match the texture of the wooden crosses in the image. I used smooth blue cardstock for the opposite side and embellished it with a dark brown decorative border to hide the seam between the 2 card front panels.  Then I stamped the I Am The Resurrection Greeting (303D) on the lower portion of the left side of the card front.  The matted image was adhered in place just off center as shown and then I embellished the upper left portion of the card front with 3 different colored banners and a button tied with a blue twine bow.  This card was then completed by attaching the card front to an A2 dark brown cardstock base. 
 
I'm really happy with how this turned out, but blue and brown are one of my favorite color combinations, so I might be a little biased. I hope you like it too!
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Shamrockin

It's so nice to be working on Spring themed cards--I'm officially done creating cards for Winter and all of the cold-weather months...I refuse!!! I'm looking forward to the sun and with that, I am beyond excited to share some St. Patrick's Day and Easter cards I've recently made with DRS Designs new stamps.  Today's Shamrockin' St. Patrick's Day card was made for the color challenge posted on the DRS Designs Blog.
 
This is the inspiration photo and we are to use this display for the colors on our challenge card. Pretty, isn't it?
I used the Irish Inventory (344H) to create the background on my card front and the Shamrockin' Day Greeting (335F) was used as the focal point. While the greeting was in a Nestability die, I sponged yellow ink around the stamped design. I love how the white frame around it really makes the stamped image stand out.  The shamrocks were colored with Copic Markers-- G00, G02, and G05. 
 

The layout I used here wasn't the one I had in mind, but I really like the pop of yellow in the upper left corner. I embossed it and then inked the edges with dark yellow ink. I embellished it with some green rhinestones to make it complete.  I added some sheer green and gold ribbon with a bow to the bottom and adhered the card front to a dark green A2 cardstock base.   

 
I hope you'll get a chance to check out this color challenge.  The possibilities are endless and what a great way to get in a Spring-like mood, plus winning free stamps isn't a bad idea either ;-)
 
Thanks for stoping by today! 
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

  Just wanted to wish all of you a very
Happy Valentine's Day!
 
 I hope your day is filled with lots of love!
 
 
Stamps by DRS Designs:
 
Smiles,
Jennifer


Thursday, February 12, 2015

True Friends!

DRS Designs new stamps and the new "Office Supplies" challenge on the DRS Designs Blog inspired me to create today's card. This card features the new Four Leaf Clover Friends Greeting (284F), which I love! Again, like yesterday's post, I've designed this card with a St. Patrick's Day theme but this sentiment isn't necessarily a St. Patrick's Day stamp! The Office Supplies challenge is exactly that--you are to use anything you would find in an office on your challenge entry. Items like staples, paperclips, postage stamps, etc all qualify. I chose to use a staple and a spiral paperclip.

 
 Knowing that I wanted the Four Leaf Clover Friends Greeting to be the focal point of my card, I stamped it and then cut out with a decorative Nestability die to make it stand out. While it was in the die, I sponged over it with green ink and then outlined the die shape with a fine point black marker for definition.
 
Behind it, I stamped the Shamrock Vine Corner (1086G) on a small piece of green cardstock and rounded the corners. The corners were rounded on the black mat also. My card front was created using white cardstock, rounding the corners, embossing it, and then sponging green ink over the top.  I adhered the stamped elements in place as shown, using foam tape to adhere the greeting in place for added dimension.  The spiral clip was embellished with a small piece if ribbon tied around it before adding it to the top of the card front and 2 small ribbon loops were added to the bottom of the right hand side, and were adhered in place with a single green staple to match.  The card was then adhered to an A2 dark green cardstock base, which measures 4.25" x 5.5."

Well, that's it for me today. I hope I've inspired you to play along in the Office Supply Challenge, and I hope you'll go check out DRS Design's new Spring stamps, especially if you're looking to make St. Patrick's Day or Easter cards! 

Thanks for stopping by!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lucky To Have You!

Have you seen the new Stamps for St. Patrick's Day and Easter that DRS Designs has recently released?  The card I made for today shows off the new Infinity Shamrock (281E) and the Lucky To Have You Greeting (317E) Although I've used some of the new St. Patrick's Day stamps here, this isn't necessarily a St. Patrick's Day card.  It's nice when stamps can be versatile like this--It's more bang for your buck!
 
The Infinity Shamrock was colored with the Copic Markers G00, G02, and G05. I layered it with light and dark green cardstock that was cut from Nestability dies, and then set it aside while I worked on my card front.  The card front was created from light green card stock that was stamped with the Splatter Background (855H) and dark green ink. The edges were also distressed for a little definition. A white scalloped border was added to both the top and bottom, and a sheer green ribbon embellished the top.

The card base was made from dark green card stock that was cut to make a note card. The finish card size measures 5" x 3.5". The card front was adhered in place on the card base, and the matted Infinity Shamrock image was adhered on the left-hand side to make it complete.

It's really nice to finally start thinking about making cards for the Spring holidays and moving away from all of the cold Winter ones. Don't you agree?!?!?

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!


Smiles,
Jennifer

Thursday, February 5, 2015

White Valentine

 
The new challenge posted on the DRS Designs blog this week is "White out!" It was definitely a challenge for me since I was working outside my comfort zone. I've seen numerous 'white on white' cards all over Pinterest and have found them very appealing, but until now I never had a real reason to create one. Here is the "White Out" Valentine I created for this challenge, and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
 
 
The stamped elements on this card are by DRS Designs and include the Interlocking Hearts (247F) and the Sweet Valentine's Day Greeting (257D). The first step in making this was thinking about how I wanted to design the card front.  I rounded the edges of a piece of white cardstock and then stamped the greeting in the lower right corner.  Above it, I added a scalloped border and then hid the seam with white satin ribbon.  I scored 2 lines with my Score-Pal and then masked everything on the bottom half of the card front.  Next, I stamped the upper portion with the Interlocking Hearts. My embellishments are a white satin bow and some heart die cuts that I decorated with a single rhinestone and then adhered with foam tape for dimension.  The card base measures 5.5" x 4.25" and for some additional dimension since the card front was the same color as the base, I adhered the card front with foam tape as well.
 
Have you ever created a 'white on white' card? Now's your chance to do so and try to win from stamps from DRS Designs.  Check out the link above and enter your card to win! 
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With A Cherry On Top

This cute Valentine's card I have to share with you today fits the requirements for three challenges! I didn't really plan it that way, but that's how it worked out!

*The layout follows last week's Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC524.


*The "Cherries" inspiration photo from this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge was the basis for my card theme. DRS Designs is their sponsor this week and 1 lucky winner will be picked from all the challenge participants to win a $10 store voucher for stamps at DRS Designs online catalog!!!
 

*Finally, the challenge this week on the DRS Designs blog is "So Shapely!" You are to use at least 2 different shapes on your project.  I went with a circle and hearts.

 
Both the Cherry Top Cupcake (463E) and the Sweet Valentine's Greeting (257D) are by DRS Designs.  The image was colored with Copic Markers.  The card front was embossed with a heart embossing folder and then I inked it with pink ink to make the hearts stand out. Then, I randomly added small heart die cuts to some of the embossed hearts and embellished them with a small pearl in the center.  Next, I assembled the rest of the layout as shown. The greeting banner was adhered with foam tape to pop it up for some added dimension.  Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5."
 
Hope you enjoyed my card today!
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Smiles,
Jennifer
 

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