Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brambly Hedge Release-Summer Card

Here's another cute card I created with the Brambly Hedge release using the strawberry basket from the Summer Story set and the Happy Birthday to You... sentiment is from the Spring Story set. I love the colors! Kraft with red=awesomeness. 

I used the 6x6 Embossalicious Embossing Folder, Florabunda (the larger flower image on the bottom of the embossing folder) and used a spiral notebook punch on the left side. I think it adds a little fun to this. 
I actually colored in the strawberries and basket with my watercolor pencils and used a Spectrum Noir marker for the sky to add a little blue there.

For the bow, I actually used The Ultimate Tool to tie that. I followed the instructions in the booklet that comes with it and I'm amazed. I am doing this. ALL. THE. TIME. It was so easy!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Brambly Hedge Release!

Have I got an ADORABLE card to share with you today for a new release from Crafter's Companion called Brambly Hedge, Autumn Story set, available on June 25. You're going to want them all. Sooooo sweet. 

I chose this adorable sleeping mice image with the perfect sentiment from the set. Reminds me of my little guy and me cozying up together in our bed. :) Sweet moments. 


I colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut out around the image and tucked it behind the paper at the top of the card. I chose a patterned paper that was soft and to be, looked like sheets!  I then used the sentiment on a white piece and cut the patterned paper flags by hand and tucked them behind the sentiment. I also colored my rhinestones with my Spectrum Noirs to match the teal in the paper behind it. I popped it up with pop dots. All glued to a green card base. Hope you enjoyed it!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crafter's Companion June Summer Challenge

Come play along with this challenge with Crafter's Companion this month...theme is SUMMER!

Here's the card I created for the challenge. How summery is this?? I used the Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy-Flower Power set. I used the larger and medium flower for this card and just pulled out a bunch of bright colored Spectrum Noir markers and went to coloring. I then fussy cut each one. 

I used a small square of patterned paper on my white card base for a peek of color. I then just used pop dots for each flower and tucked them in a little grouping just until I had it right.

For the circle, I used the "Your Make My Days Brighter" sentiment from Crisalis Classics-A Morning Stroll and cut it out with my 1" circle punch. I used some spray mists and inked the edges a little bit with the distress ink. I punched a hole and added some twine. 

That's it! I just adore the bright colors. I hope you play along!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sheena's A Little Bit Festive Release

Happy Saturday! Ready for the holidays?? Kidding, but I do have a cute and really easy to make holiday box for something cute like a gift card or small candies, a bakery cookie or whatever else you can fit inside! I love to give gift cards in something other than an envelope. Makes it more exciting to open.

I'll show you how I made this box, too!

1. Choose a patterned paper (and be sure if you choose something with wording, it's the correct way before cutting and scoring...not like I did this or anything)
2. Cut your patterned paper to 6-1/2" wide by 12" tall.
3. Score at 1" on both sides on the longer side.
4. Score at 1", 5-1/2", 6-1/2" and 11" on the shorter side.
5. Cut your slits as shown in the photo and then cut away the 2 corner sections completely (that will end up being the TOP of the box).
6. Flip your paper over and apply the adhesive* on the 4 flaps.
7. Assemble your box.
8. Decorate away!!!! That's it!

I then colored the top image from the new Sheena's A Little Bit Festive Release-Christmas Cocoa which is being released to the US Tuesday, June 18th! These are AMAZING sets that will be sold for $12.95 per set OR 3 for $30. Must snag these. I'm tellin' ya. They're fab...just wait and see...

I colored in the image of the cocoa and cookies with my Spectrum Noir markers, cut around the image and adhered with pop dots to the top of my box.

*ADHESIVE NOTE: I used the Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner. These are SUPER sticky and they're great for projects like these where you don't want to chance it coming apart for your recipient.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Peace. Stillness. Calm.

I've created a bold card today! I chose the large butterfly from the Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic-Flying Colors. I colored it in with bold yellows and oranges with my Spectrum Noir markers. I just love the bright colors against the background!

The sentiment is from the Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy-Ancient Arches. It's in black ink on white cardstock which I used several of the yellow Spectrum Noir markers to color over it. This is a great way to get any color you want! You don't need colored or patterned paper all the time. :)

I used a kraft front for my card (it's on a white card base) and used the 6"x6" Embossalicious embossing folder, Regal Corner. Then I just flicked on some spray mist!

Simple look but stunning results, don't you think? I love using embossing folders! Check out the embossing folders Crafter's Companion has to offer!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Peaceful Lakeside

Here's a very simple card that could be perfect for a new retiree! Or a birthday card, encouragement, you name it. This boat image is very calming I think! I colored this boat from the Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy-Peaceful Lakeside set from Crafter's Companion with my Spectrum Noir markers. 

I colored this and cut it out and distressed the edges of the dark brown stock to minic the look of the worn wooden boats. I used a blue resin flower from my stash to dress up the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed my project! Check out all of the amazing stamp sets offered at Crafter's Companion today!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #8: Summertime Fun

  It's challenge time over at Lawn Fawnatics! This is challenge #8 which is summertime fun.  I mean, we are in the thick of summe...