Around The World Blog Hop

Did you know that today is National Card Making Day? To celebrate Joy Clare is hosting a blog hop that I am super excited to be in. Please hop along with us! The blog links are listed below. Please leave a comment along the way too. We sure to appreciate those¬† ūüôā

I am sharing a Halloween card I created with The Web background stamp by Joy Clare and Tim Holtz paper and clip art.

 I am a little embarrassed with how quickly this card came together. I think it took me 20 minutes.

 I used white pigmented ink and clear embossing powder on the web to make it pop. I added pop dots to the owl and witch and finished the front off with some orange bling from my stash.

 I used this sentiment on the inside of the card:

Here is the Blog Hop List! Jump in and have fun.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

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Get Batty with some Crazy Brids

One of the best stamps sets I have ever purchased is the Crazy birds by Tim Holtz! It comes with a slew of accessory stamps to customize with any season or holiday. Naturally I had to create a Halloween card with it! 

I used Distress Markers to color in the bird and pumpkin and I think it works great with the background paper. The card came together rather quickly, but it looks like it took a lot of time. I love the web paper as a backdrop to the focal point. 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Old School Halloween

One of the very first Halloween stamp sets I ever purchased was from Stampin’ Up over ten years ago. I remember debating with myself on if I really wanted it because at¬† the time we really did not celebrate Halloween in a scary way. I am fairly certain that this stamp set purchase it what pushed me over to the dark side of Halloween. I created two cards with this stamp set for this year.

 For this card, I used Tim Holtz Halloween paper pad I bought last year on clearance with his washi tape (also last year and on clearance). I stamped three images, fussy cut them out and pop dotted them on the card. I added three black gems to create balance.

 This stamp is actually the reason I bought the set. I just love it and still do to this day!

¬†I only added a pop of yellow to the “31” and covered it in clear glaze.

 To finish off the card I added three gems to the bottom corner.

These cards were not only fun to make, but a great walk down memory lane! I think shopping in my stash has been more rewarding than shopping at the store.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Exploding Birthday Box

My daughter turned 16 over the summer and I knew that not just any card would do. She has a fantastic sarcastic personality and not a fan of bright colors. I had a fun exploding Box Die Set from Pink and Main that I wanted to use. I made the first one in a traditional fashion:

It turned out great and I had a blast making it, but it ended up better suited for one of her best friends. So, I ordered Fired Up! stamp set because she likes dragons!  I also picked up the Celebration Pack from Pink and Main and die cut out each piece twice.

 I adhered the edges:

 And added the panels:

 Making sure I kept the back one up and not folded down.

 I added the sentiment and a few gloss dots from Pink and Main to what would be the front of the box.

 Next I lined up the inside pieces so they touched each other to create even spacing.

 I got my poppers ready!

 And adhered them to the inside of the box.

 This was the final box!

 But it was to young for her. It was cute, but not perfect for her. So I thought outside of the box and created this:

Here is a great video I did on the entire process:

Here is where you can find all the Tim Holtz products used in the video.

It looks like three is the lucky number! It took that many attemps to get the perfect Birthday Box for her.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Hipster Birthday Cards

Have you ever been looking through your stash and discovered an awesome set of stamps that you did not even know you had? That recently happened to me. I stumbled upon my Tim Holtz Hipster stamp set and I was inspired to make a set of sarcastic cards!

 I colored the images in with Distress Markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut. I set those aside and started on the base of my card. I used Distress Oxides  to create the backdrop. For the banner, I used Distressed ink on Stamping Paper and Watercolor Paper. I randomly stamped the Birthday Stamp Set and created two banner pieces using the Thin Fish Tail Banner Die Set . I inked all the edges and assembled the cards making sure to set each Hipster on pop dots for some added dimension. I finished off the card with Tonic Nuvo Drops . Here is a close up of each card:

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!