Friday, July 21, 2017

Hawaiian Summer digi kit

Above are a card front, facebook timeline cover
and a scrap page I made with this colorful
new summery kit by JMC Designs, Hawaiian Summer.
It is on sale for a limited time at Plain Digital Wrapper.

Hawaiian Summer kit includes:
6 Cardstock - 12X12 300ppi
24 Patterned Papers - 12X12 300ppi
70 Unique Elements - Coconut Drink, Flamingo, Hula Boy, Hula Girl, Lights, 2 Masks, Netting, Palm, Pineapple, 3 Surf Boards, Tiki Hut, Tiki Light, Turtle, 4 Leaves, 11 Flowers, 2 Hearts, 2 Sand, Aloha WA, 6 Buttons, 3 Starfish, Sand Dollar, Shell, Water Frame, Sunglasses, Watermelon slice, Sun, 6 Ribbons, Scatter, Stitching, 6 Strings, 3 Swirls, 2 Waves

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Simple Scherenschnitte Unicorn Card

As I was cleaning and packing things to take up to my new craft room, 

I came across a simple Scherenschnitte kit I bought years and years ago.

When I was first married and started to get interested in crafting techniques,

I came across a small crafting magazine and subscribed to it. I don't recall the name,
but it was small in dimension, featuring traditional type crafts such as  paper quilling, 
tatting, knitting and the like.

This magazine also had lots and lots of ads to buy things (probably more 

advertisements than projects actually!). I fell for a few of them.
One of which was this very simple paper cutting, or Scherenschnitte, kit.
It sat in a box all of this time because I really didn't know what to do
with the paper cut silhouette images way back when and had since 
forgotten about having the kit until packing up stuff.

After getting everything set up in the new craft room, the first crafty thing

I did was cut out those silhouettes. Seriously. Just because. 

Fast forward a couple of weeks to my seeing the newest challenge at 

Retro Rubber, somewhere over the rainbow, and I knew what I wanted to make with the unicorn image. Problem was, there wasn't going to be any stamping on my card because I have no rainbow images. I originally thought about cutting paper strips to make a rainbow or even a starburst design. (which would have been a neat look I think, but I've not made one of those yet and wasn't feeling up to the challenge/time commitment today). In the end decided to keep it simple. I used this watercolor-y rainbow looking paper from DCWV and added a rubber stamped greeting from Itty Bitty Banners, Stampin' Up! (approximately 5 years old). 

The unicorn was run through a Xyron sticker maker. Remember those ?
Yes, I had to have one and I barely use it ;) It was still sticky !

It is attached to a tag that I hand cut with a paper trimmer.

A piece of rainbow colored organdy ribbon is hot glued to the top of the tag.

I hand colored portions of the rubber stamp with water based markers,
stamped it, cut it out then added additional colors with pencils. Teeny paper
punch circles of orange card stock are glued to the ends, brad like. 

Back side of the pattern, after trimming it out
and applying the Xyron sticker glue

Paper from the kit
showing the other images

Lastly, I decided to put a new nail hole in my recently
refinished/repainted walls of the new craft room. Eek !
My daughter bought this poster for me quite
some time ago. Now that I had a wall large enough
to hang it, I did . It is a 24"x 36"poster !
It filled in that corner of the room nicely. 

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my card in the 
Retro Rubber.   RRCB67

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rainbow Colored Christmas Card

I wouldn't normally think to make such a card for Christmas, but I was inspired by two current challenges I follow to use rainbow colors. I like it, all bright and sparkly, reminiscent of Christmas lights !

Part of the Retro Rubber Challenge is to tell how old our stamps are (they must be over a year old).
I had to do some sleuthing for the "celebrate" stamp because there was no year on it. I do know I've had it well over a year (okay, I must fess up, more like a decade!) in my collection.

It says "D.O.T.S." on the side of it. I googled that and from what I could find, it was a rubber stamp company that became Close To My Heart in the year 2000. So I'd venture to say that stamp is at least 17 years old.  It was heat embossed in black on water color paper then I colored each letter in with markers and a bit of water. There were little dots around the word, so I added rhinestones to them. 

"the season" was created with Snap Stamps (Small Casual), individual letters that you snap into place to create your own words.  I really like those stamps and wish I had bought more styles of them than the two I have. There is a copyright on the package from 2005, so they are about 12 years old. Wow, doesn't seem like it was that long ago I bought them. Time flies.

The banner was hand cut then attached with a red eyelet. I should have used a rhinestone brad!

I ran Stickles Diamond glitter glue around the edge of the top panel. 

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Doodles Birthday Card

Using up some scraps to create a fairly simple birthday card .
All stamp images from Stampin' Up! ,  Doodle This
I'm entering this card in the new challenge at Use Your Stuff, #272 Color Splash.

Thanks for visiting today :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Digi Scrap Freebies

As an affiliate for My Memories ( STMMMS23251 ), I am able to offer you 
limited time freebies for your digital scrap booking. 

Two such freebies are available today until July 23rd, 2017.
Follow the links and sign up for a free account to download them.
No purchase necessary and you don't even need the software to use them!