Thursday 30 November 2017

Papercraft Business Challenge - December 2017

Welcome to our VERY FIRST Papercraft Business Challenge!  I'm so excited to be a part of this BRAND NEW Challenge Team!

Our theme is Anything Goes (with optional CHRISTMAS) - perfect, right?  We have a prize too!  You could win this adorable Magnolia Designs - Christmas Eve Edwin Stamp!

Here is what I created:

I picked up some products from the Pebbles "Merry Merry" Christmas Collection - the 6x6 Paper Pack & the Ephemera Pack - and went to work! I love being able to create fun things with less product, don't you?  This paper is fun and has a hint of a vintage vibe to me - which is my fave ;)

I decided to make a trio of cards in various shapes - a 4.5" round card, a 3x3 mini card and a standard A2 (4.5" x 5.5") card. All I needed to add in from my stash was some Green & Red Cardstock (I used New England Ivy & Ruby cardstock from Close to My Heart!)



I added a few hints of glitter using a glue pen and some Gypsy Red Glitter from SparkleNSprinkle. I love being able to create beautiful cards from minimal amounts of supplies - sometimes it's nice to be able to just pull out some adhesive and one or two other things to create!

I just love making Christmas cards - I always get a little sad when the "season" comes to an end. 

I hope you will come and join us for this super fun new challenge!  Did you know that Papercraft Business also offers a FREE Blog Purpose Course?  It's perfect if you are just starting our or if you simply want to improve your Blog's purpose!


See you all next time!

Friday 24 November 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Sweet Snowman Couple

Hello friends!

Time for another fun SparkleNSprinkle creation!

'Tis the season for Christmas cards, isn't it?  I don't know about you, but I sure have enjoyed making them the season!  Maybe I will even get them mailed out ;)  hehehe  

I was excited to work with the ADORABLE Snowman Couple stampset again.

SparkleNSprinkle Supply List:

Other Supplies: 
Sizzix Basic Step-Up Die
Red Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Mini Banner Punch

This begin, I cut my cardbase using the Step Up Die and embossed with a "snow" like embossing folder. I wanted a lot of texture and fun in this card! I cut out my other pieces using the die set and the GORGEOUS Hailstorm Craft Perfect Paper and my patterned paper. 


I also used the pre-colored Digital Stamp for this card. I just love how you can resize the stamps to whatever proportions required! 

I also cut out my wee little banners from the Hailstorm paper. For some reason, I just KNEW I wanted a little banner on this card.

Ok!  With me so far? Pretty easy...haha  After fussy cutting out my ADORABLE Snowman Couple, I wanted to make it look like they were sitting in snow. I applied a thick layer of the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and sprinkled on a ton of Shaved Ice Glitter. I set it aside to dry.  Sooo pretty!


As it was drying, I set to work on my background piece. I didn't want to use just patterned paper as is - I felt it needed a little something extra. SO, I grabbed my Christmas Fire Embossing Powder AND the Rubber version of the stamp set!  I used the sentiment and stamped it using Versamark Ink.  Then I heat embossed it with the Christmas Fire Embossing Powder!  Perfect!


I used my trusty Tear-ific Tape to adhere it to my step card base.

Next up, I decided I wanted to add some snowflakes!  I used the Sticker Paper and a snowflake die to cut out some snowflakes, then removed the protective backing to add Sparkling Snow Glitter!  Ta-da!  Sparkly snowflake fun!


Final step, as always, assembling and finishing the sentiment! :)

I used the Quicky Glue Pen to add some Gypsy Red Glitter around the Digital sentiment.  I stapled my banner pieces to a piece of ribbon and also added a bit of ribbon to the sentiment. Pull Ribbon was added around the base of the card for a little pop.  Everything was adhered with my fave -
Tear-Ific Tape!


Voila!  Cutie Snowman Couple! :)  I finished the look with a hint of Sparkling Snow Glitter on the snowmen!  Totally adorable!

To all my American friends, I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Don't forget to check out the SparkleNSprinkle website today for Black Friday FUN!

Until next time,


Tuesday 21 November 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

Hello friends!

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Here it is:

Here is what I created:

I played with a bit of a vintage feel.  I grabbed a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder and some Ruby Cardstock (CTMH). Once it was embossed I distressed it slightly with some sandpaper and Distress Inks (Brick Red & Antique Linen).  I added a bunch of embellishments from my October Afternoon Stash and some retired Stampin' Up! ribbon.  I'm really trying to work from my stash for the next few months, and Sketch Challenges are the perfect opportunity to do so!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Beccy's Challenge - Month of Holiday Cards
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #176 - Anything Goes
Three Amigos Bloghop Challenges #8 - Beary Christmas
I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Monday 20 November 2017

Stick It Down - November 2017

Hello friends!

Welcome to another month with Stick It Down!  As a member of the card team, I was excited to create with this month's sketch!

November Card Sketch

I was playing with my sewing machine this week, so I decided to keep going and create my card with it!

Here is what I created:

I used a now retired stamp set from Close to My Heart for the sentiment and the super cute flamingo!  I used a zigzag stitch to adhere the fabric piece to the cardstock.  The fabric is my current fave from our local fabric store, North 40 Fabrics (I just happen to work there!).  Cute, eh?

I hope you will come along and play with us this month!

See you soon!


Friday 17 November 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration - November

Hello friends!

I'm here today with my November Designer Inspiration post for MHKDesigns!

The verse from the Celestial Elements stamp set was so beautiful I just had to make an entire card featuring it!

Here is what I created:

I accessories with a few candy dots and a simple watercolor wash - so sweet for a special friend.

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See ya next time!

Tuesday 14 November 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - November 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the November
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Cat's Meow 870
(Digital Version: DIGI870B)

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new!

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)
Jess - you are here!

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

I was so excited to work with the ADORABLE Snowman Couple set!  I wanted to created a really cool, out of the box I came up with this "telescoping" card.  It's actually pretty easy to assemble!  First up, my supplies:

Let's get started!

So, to start with I figured out what size of circles I needed to make this and cut them out using various dies.  I used red cardstock along with the GORGEOUS new Craft Perfect Papers from Tonic Studios!!  I was blessed to work with some of these amazing handmade papers - I used "Hailstorm" for this card.


Next up, I printed off my DIGITAL STAMPS.  I love using a combo of digis and rubber stamps in my crafting. Digital stamps can be awesome when you want to resize something - plus, these are already beautifully colored - so an extra bonus! :)


I fussy cut out my images to fit the circles.  Snowman were going to be on the bottom layer, my sentiment in the middle and finally, I decided to use an older Digital set called "Christmas Poinsettia" for my top layer. 

Once I had all my layers laid out, I adhered them using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.  I wanted to add "snow" to the bottom and around the snowman couple, so I added some Deluxe Adhesive and put SHAVED ICE glitter.


So pretty and sparkly! :)  

I printed out my Christmas Poinsettia Image and fussy cut it as well. I cut out a second layer of the flower and added it to the top to make it 3 Dimensional.  I wanted to add a bit of shimmer, so using my Sakura Glue Pen, I traced the flower and sprinkled on the Gypsy Red Glitter!  Soo pretty.  I also added some swirls of Gypsy Red Glitter around my sentiment and the hearts by the Snowman Couple.

I also added some Shaved Ice Glitter around the sentiment.  Finally, once all the layers were well dried, I connected them all using brads (yep, I still have TONS of them kicking around my craft room!).  I added a small hole to the top of the bottom piece and figured out how I wanted it to "telescope" together.  Here is a bit better of a close up of how the pieces were attached.

Here is what it looks like all fold up:


I hope you enjoyed this super fun card and I challenge you to head to your craft space and make something similar! IF you do, please come back and share the link with me so that I can see it too!

Here's a sneak peek of more projects to come this month :)

See you next time!


Wednesday 8 November 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #237

Hello friends!

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Here it is:

Here is what I created:

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Kitty Bee Designs - Designer Spotlight November 2017

Hello friends!

I'm here today with my Designer Spotlight creation for Kitty Bee Designs!

Here is my Designer Inspiration for November, featuring the stamp set "Santa Kal-Bee". So cute, right?

I just LOVE how this card came together. I even added a bit of white flocking to his hat to make it fuzzy :)

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See you soon!