Friday, September 22, 2023

Let's Go Fishing!

 I finally made a card from Rachel's class of a fishing tackle box! I'm sure most everything is by Stampin' Up! but I love the looks of this. 

As usual I change things around a bit but I color blocked the front and put the fish on a piece of embossed vellum. 

Lots of layers inside! I love how it looks like a tackle box! A die cut frame cut to fit the layers and lots of tackle!

You can see the layers better here. This card folds pretty flat but will require extra postage due to weight. Isn't it a hoot!

Rachel gets a lot of her ideas from Mixed Up Craft.

Stampin Carol

Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

More Fall Gnomes

I just had to make more of the fall Gnomes but with different flowers on their caps. This will be the last.

 I made 8 total. 

I used a flower die set and cut my flowers. A little light brown was brushed into the center of each flower before adhering the centers. 

All those on Pinterest who inspired me, I thank you!

Stampin Carol

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust.  Psalm 40:4

Monday, September 18, 2023

Let's Get Warm and Cozy

I love The Rabbit Hole Designs and was on their design team until recently (due to my illness). I was challenged to make an easel card (which is our fun fold swap for our local stamp group for the September meeting) and I used TRHD's  Warm & Cozy stamp set.

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I also used the coordinating die set and TRHD's Retro Christmas paper pack.  I added a piece of the gorgeous paper to my envelope.

I used a snow marker on the caps and colored with my OLO markers.  The fun little snowflakes and dots (on the sentiment label) were a gift from TRHD and came with an order.

Products also used were: Bearly Art Glue, a Blending brush, foam tape, paper trimmer, sponge dauber, and adhesive tape.

Have you made an easel card? There are many styles and this is the most simple.

Stampin Carol

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 6:23


Friday, September 15, 2023

Swap Cards & More

I have not shared any of the swap cards I have gotten in exchange for mine so today you'll get that opportunity! I have put the name of the crafter on each of the 3 cards but I cannot tell you anything about the stamped images.

But first I'm gonna share a cool card we made as a make n take at our local paper crafters group 2 weeks ago.

Barbie, who hosted this, called this a floating ..... sorry, I can't remember the rest of it. But we started with a piece of acetate die cut in a hexagon then added strips of paper. We then added the die cut sprig (I cut off 2 leaves to make it smaller to fit better and used the 2 leaves inside). We used foam tape to adhere to hexagon.


You can see how the "floating" looks.

Now for the swap cards....

This card used the mystery item, that iridescent film on the card and envelope. 

This card is the SteamPunk theme. Love the sentiment on the envelope!

And this was the fun fold, a Bendy Window card. The back label only had Lynn's name.

I love doing these swaps and the Sept. swaps I was able to use 2 cards I had made way back when! But the mystery item is a short length of blue beads on a string so I'll have to think about that.

Stampin Carol 

Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.  1 Peter 3:18


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Snowmen in the Round

One day as I was looking over Pinterest I seen a bunch of cute snowmen made from birch rounds posted by many different crafters. Oh my gosh, were they adorable so I had to give them a try!

I had Dean drill the holes. I sanded the rounds then painted. I will definitely be making more!

Here's a closer look. And so easy peasy! Hope you give these a try!

Stampin Carol

Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us.  Ephesians 5:2