Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Give Thanks Quokka Style

 


Today I have for you a card I made using products from Kat Scrappiness. I used the adorable Dress Up Quokkas stamp set and the Thanksgiving Costume Add On stamp set. I thought these little pilgrim costumes were so cute.  

For my card I started with some heavyweight white cardstock cut, scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I cut a dark brown mat at 4" X 5 1/4".  I  cut the orange gingham paper at 3 3/4" X 2 3/4". The blue pattern paper was cut at 3 3/4" X  3 1/4". I adhered the orange paper down to my brown mat with some liquid adhesive. I then adhered the blue pattern paper to the brown mat also with liquid adhesive overlapping the orange paper just a little. The white with the brown polka dotted paper was just a scrap I had sitting on my table.  I cut it to 3 3/4" and adhered it over the seam with liquid adhesive.

Next I stamped my images onto some alcohol friendly white cardstock using some alcohol safe black ink. I colored my images using my Arteza Everblend Markers. Once I had my images colored I used the coordinating dies for the Quokkas and the Thanksgiving Costumes to cut out all my images.

Now the fun part, adhering everything to the card front. Once I had my images adhered it was time for a sentiment and embellishments. I stamped my sentiment in some gingerbread ink die cut the word thanks with its matching die. To die cut the word give I used the smallest rectangle from the Mini Slimline Never Ending Dies. I just ran it through my die cutting machine twice so I could cut it to the size I wanted.  (These dies are on sale today you can save 25% off).  To embellish my card I used two gorgeous embellishment sets from Kat Scrappiness, the Shimmering Fallen Leaves Sequin Mix and the Shimmering Autumn Sequin Mix. (Both of these are also currently on sale). I wanted my little Quokkas to have a shiny nose so I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to them. Finally I added a little bit of Stardust Stickles to my leaves and acorns.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will pop over to the Kat Scrappiness store and check out all the products I used for my card today. While you are there be sure to check out the new release and all the great products on sale.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Halloween Trio






 Today I have 3 Halloween cards that I made.2 are mini slimline cards and 1 is a standard A2 card. I used heavyweight white cardstock for my bases. 

For my first card I used paper from the Doodlebug Designs Happy Haunting 6" X 6" paper pad and coordinating 12" X 12" solid cardstock paper pad. I cut the pink paper using a Mini Slimline Wonky Stitched rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness. I used the 2nd largest die from the Mini Slimline Never Ending rectangle dies also from Kat Scrappiness to cut my pattern paper.  Most  of the images on the card are from the Odds and Ends Die cut pack. I used some Recollections Halloween dies and black cardstock to cut the tree, tombstones and bats. The house is popped up on the card and I white heat embossed my sentiment on the house's roof.

For my second card used some 6" X 6" Halloween paper from Stampin Up. The  stamped and die cut image is from Pink and Main. I just thought these  3 ghosts were too cute. I colored the Boo with my Arteza Alcohol Markers, gave the ghosts some rosy cheeks and colored the middle ghost's tongue. My ghosts are popped up on my card using some foam tape. I used some Stardust Stickles on their cheeks.

For my final card I again used some of the Stampin up pattern paper for the layers on my card. I also used another Recollections Halloween Die Set to cut my ghost. I added a small scrap of black cardstock behind his eyes and mouth so he matched the ghosts on the pattern paper. I used a pink alcohol marker to give him some rosy cheeks. He is adhered to the card with some liquid adhesive.

My sentiment is die cut from the Reverse Confetti Boo die. The die comes with both the word and a shadow layer. I used black and orange cardstock to cut the word out. I adhered them together with liquid adhesive and then popped it up on my card using foam tape. I added some black diamond stickles to the top layer and a few confetti elements to embellish the card.

I appreciate you all stopping by today for a visit. I hope you will hop over to Kat Scrappiness to check out their mini slimline dies as well as their entire website. They have some great stamps, dies and embellishments for your projects. Hope to see you again soon. Please feel free to leave me a comment.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #176 AG Things With Wings

 

It is time for a new challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.  Challenge #176 is AG, Things With Wings.  This is what I came up with.

I started with some heavy weight white cardstock that was cut, scored, and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I cut a brown mat at 4" X 5 1/4". The pattern paper mat is from an older Carte Bella Autumn paper pad and cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".

My image was found in Cricut Design Space and is a Miss Kate's Cuttables. I cut the image at 3.5". The branch is from another image in this image set. Since I just wanted the branch I used the hide contour feature to hide what I didn't want and changed the green leaves to a more autumn color. I used some Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo to add some color and shading to my images.

I layered everything together with liquid adhesive. I then added my images to my card front with some foam tape.  I used a small die from my stash to cut the sentiment out that was white heat embossed. I added some stardust stickles to the cheeks. I used my white gel pen to add some highlights to the images.

Now it is your turn. Pop on over to Let's Craft and Create and join in the fun. Add your link to your project with wings for a chance to win a fun prize.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

World Cardmaking Day Sale

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Ghostly Greetings




It's time for a new blog post. Today I have for you a mini slimline Halloween card for you.

I started with a Simon Says Stamp 120# Mini Slimline Card Base.  Next I added a piece of star pattern paper from the Echo Park I Love Halloween 6" X 6" paper pad.  I then used a piece of green pattern paper and a Lawn Fawn grassy border die to cut two grassy boarders. I adhered the pattern papers to my card base with some liquid adhesive. 

Next I stamped some images from the BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set onto some alcohol friendly white cardstock. I used my Arteza Ever Blend Alcohol markers to color my ghosts and tombstone. I then used the coordinating dies to cut out my images including the little bats.

I adhered my images to the card front using liquid adhesive. Finally I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set onto some black cardstock using some Versamark ink after using my powder tool. I then embossed my sentiment with some white embossing powder and cut it out using a MFT Oval word die. I adhered the sentiment to my card with some foam tape.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I so appreciate you stopping by. Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like the card. I hope you pop by for another visit soon.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

LoveSVG Intro Post You Are Amazing.

 Welcome to the LoveSVG Blog. I am super excited to be contributing to the LoveSvg Blog.


Let me introduce myself. My name is Deanna Mulder. I live in the United States, in Milwaukie, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. I have been paper crafting for about 15 years. One of my favorite things to make is cards. I am a fairly clean and simple girl as it relates to my card making. I am super excited to be selected by LoveSVG to write for their blog. They have such wonderful files to use!


I have two card projects to share with you today. I just couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to use first. So of course I had to go with two different images. Both my images came from the Huge Exclusive Craft Bundle. The bundle contains over 1,000 SVG files that feature cute creatures, handwritten quotes, woodland animals and lots of whimsical designs. Check out all the SVG files and bundles offered over at LoveSVG.com.


Remember when downloading your bundle the files will come in as .zip files.  These files will need to be unzipped or extracted before you can use them. For me, I use a Windows 10 laptop, I can simply right click on my file name and select Extract All. I let it extract to the default settings and click okay. Away it goes, extracting all my files for each part of the files. For this bundle I believe there were 6 parts.


Now, on to my projects for today. My first card features this adorable little frog. Isn’t he just the cutest?


He is called Cute Frog and Elements and can be found in the Huge Exclusive Craft Bundle Part 4.  I just think he is adorable. The image file comes with the frog, lily pad, and another two layers, a lily pad with a flower as well as the cattails. I opted to use the frog and his layers as well as the lily pad and cattails.


I started my card with some heavyweight cardstock cut, scored and folded to make  a standard A2, 4 ¼” X 5 ½” card base. I then went on a search for the perfect pattern paper. I think I found it! The cloud and the wave pattern paper are both  from an Echo Park 6” X 6” paper pad called I Love Summer. The cloud paper was cut to 2 1/2” X 5 ¼”. The wave pattern paper was cut at 2 ¼” ” X 5.¼”.  These were adhered to the white card base using some liquid adhesive.


Now I was ready to cut out the elements for my frog with my Cricut Maker. This was quick and easy to do. First I uploaded the SVG elements for my frog to Design Space. I inserted the images to my canvas and resized it to fit my A2 size card. I used two different shades of green to cut the frog and lily pad and cattail leaves and stems. Black and white cardstock for his eyes, brown for the cattails and a light pink for his rosy cheeks and heart.


I then set about assembling him. I decided I wanted to add some texture to my frog so I embossed him with an older Cuttlebug embossing folder called Tiny Bubbles. I also added some texture to the lily pad also using an older Cuttlebug embossing folder. Unfortunately I do not know the name of this one. I adhered all the layers together using some liquid adhesive. I also assembled the cattails and glued them to the green stems and leaves. I glued the cattails to the backside of the lily pad on each side of my little frog. Finally I added some sparkle to his cheeks and heart with a Nuvo glitter pen.



Here he is all put together.


I added my frog to my card base using some foam tape and he is ready to WOW someone! The  sentiment was stamped with some clear embossing ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and sprinkled with white embossing powder which I heated and melted using my heat gun. I cut the sentiment using a sentiment strip die from my stash then popped it up using some foam tape.


I just think he is too cute, don’t you agree??


Now on to my parrot. I just think he is so bright and cheery, he is sure to put a smile on someone’s face.


The Red Parrot SVG file can be found in the Huge Exclusive Craft Bundle Part 6, and under Part 13 in that file group.


The first thing I did was to upload my image to Cricut Design Space. To do this I again clicked on a new project. Once that screen loaded I scrolled down until I saw the Upload option on the left hand side of the screen. I selected upload, then upload an image and browsed my computer until I found the file I wanted. I knew I wanted the SVG file. On my laptop my system changes (or appears to change) my SVG files to HTML files and they just look like my web browser. In my case Firefox. So when uploading my images I had to choose the Firefox HTML image to upload my SVG file. It was quick and easy to do. Because these files are high quality SVG files I did not have to do any cleanup in Design Space before uploading.

 

Once my file was uploaded I inserted it to my mat and then resized it to fit my standard A2 card base. My card base was made from some heavyweight cardstock cut, scored, and folded to make a 4 ¼” X 5 ½” card base. I then cut the different layers for my parrot. I used two shades of red cardstock for my parrot. Black and white for his eye, and feet, blue and a golden yellow for his beak, tail feathers and the little decorations on his wing. Two shades of brown for the wooden branch. Yes, I did add the tan squiggly cuts to the branch individually. I used some liquid adhesive and my reverse tweezers to do that. It was actually quite easy to do.



I then assembled my parrot using liquid adhesive. I like using liquid adhesive because it gives just a little wiggle room when adhering the items together. It allows me to adjust the layers to be sure they are correctly layered before the adhesive cures or dries.


I added some Nuvo Glitter Pen to his tail feathers and to the squiggly stripes on his wings. He is ready to go on my card base.


For my card base as usual I started with some heavyweight cardstock that I cut, scored, and folded to make a 4 ¼” X 5 ½” card base. Once again it was time to look for the pattern paper.  I knew I wanted something that gave off a bright, happy feeling as well as a bit tropical. I knew I didn’t have a lot of choices despite having way too many 6” X 6” paper pads. I finally settled on a bright striped paper as well as a cheery yellow pattern paper.


The striped paper was cut to 4 ¼” X 5 ½” to cover the entire front of my card. I used an oval die to cut the yellow pattern paper.


The assembled parrot was added to the yellow oval with liquid adhesive. The yellow oval layer  was adhered to my card base using some foam tape. To finish the card I added some light blue gems and some iridescent stars from my stash. My sentiment was stamped directly on the yellow layer using some black ink.


So what do you think? Isn’t he bright and cheery? Sure to put a smile on your sweet friend’s face.


I encourage you to head on over to LoveSVG and check out all the SVG files and bundles they have to help you get your crafting on. While you are there be sure to explore the Huge Exclusive Craft Bundle to see all the fantastic SVG files it has to offer. Also look over ALL the bundles offered at their website.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #175 AG Option Lots of Layers

 



It is hard to believe we are into the month of September, but we are. It also means it is time for a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create. The challenge this month is Anything Goes with the option of Lots of Layers.  Today I have a fall card for you.

For this card I started with some Simon Says Stamp Burnt Orange cardstock that I cut, scored and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. Next I pulled out some pattern paper from the Echo Park Fall 6" X 6" paper pad.

Using the MFT A2 Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies I cut the orange gingham with the largest die. I then cut some of the burnt orange paper with the next smaller die. Finally I cut the leaf pattern paper with the third smaller die. I adhered the orange gingham pattern paper to my card base using liquid adhesive. I then adhered the leaf pattern paper to the burnt orange cardstock using liquid adhesive. I adhered this layer to my card base using some foam tape to pop it up.

Now comes the fun part. I took a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper and cut it in forth so I had a manageable size to work with. I grabbed a box and put my paper in it. I then sprayed it with some Distress Oxide sprays. I used Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Crackling Campfire, and Ripe Persimmon. This was the first time I used these and I was amazed how much they dried back and lightened, especially when I sprayed them with water. I did do several layers then dried it. Next I pulled out the new Tim Holtz Ranger Mica Stains. I sprayed my paper with the Jack O Lantern and Flickering Candle. I then dried the paper again with my heat tool. The sparkle is amazing in real life. It was hard to catch on camera.

Next I took most of the leaf dies from the Tim Holtz Fall Foilage Thinlit Dies and cut the leaves from the background I made. To make the leaves stand out a bit more I took some Fossilized Amber, Barn Door, and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks and a small blending brush and went around some of the edges of the leaves and also added a bit of color to the middle of some of them.

I then added some small pieces of foam tape to the back of my leaves. I arranged them in the center of my leaf pattern paper adhering them as I went.

For my sentiment I used the Honeybee Stamps Fall Honeycuts die to cut out my word Fall. I cut the top layer from some red pattern paper from the Echo Park Fall 6"X6" paper pad. I cut the shadow from vellum. I adhered the sentiment together with liquid adhesive. 

I adhered the word Fall to the center of my leaves with some liquid adhesive.  I then stamped the word slendor on a scrap of the burnt orange cardstock using some Versamark watermark  ink. I added some Antique Gold Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine embossing powder. I melted that with my heat gun.  I then attached the sentiment strip with some foam tape and added it to my card under the word Fall.

To finish the card I added some Honeybee Stamps Celebration Confetti. I used some of the orange and gold Confetti. 

Now it's your turn. Pop on over to Let's Craft and Create and play along with us. It's a lot of fun. Hope to see you there.