Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter Card Inspiration for the KaDoodle Bug Designs Easter Challenge

Good morning crafty friends! Today I am excited to stop in and share two Easter cards that I have created as inspiration for the Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Challenge going on now through April 1st over at KaDoodle Bug Designs. Feel free to stop by and check out all of the details here.

For my two cards, I have used the Eggie Buddies Easter Chick file and the Oh for Peeps Sake! file.

I started off by uploading these two files to my Cricut Design Space, re-sizing each and then cutting out all the pieces with my Cricut Explore Air 2.  Each piece was then inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and all was adhered together using Art Glitter Glue.

On the "Oh for Peeps Sake!" card, I used ReCollections Glitter on the letters to make "Peeps" stand out and add a little interest.  On the "Happy Easter" card I added some bling to one of the eggs using Hero Arts - Hero Hues self-adhesive gems. I also stamped my Happy Easter sentiment onto one of the eggs using Lawn Fawn's "Some Bunny" Stamp Set.

As for the base of my cards, I used 110lb. ReCollections White card stock. My card mats were created using Lawn Fawn's "Gotta Have Gingham" 6x6 petite paper pad and each were die cut using the "Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle Die" from Kat Scrappiness.

To finally finish off these cards, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops for added interest and a bit of dimension.

Below is a complete list of supplies and materials (some with links to products) that I have used in the creation of these cards:

Bazzill Card Stock

ReCollections 110lb. White Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Abandoned Coral, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone

Art Glitter Glue

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk Inks: Shimmer Shades

Sakura Pigma Micron Black Pen 01

ReCollections Fine Glitter: Shimmer Coral, Shimmer Blue, Shimmer Yellow, Shimmer Green, Shimmer Purple

Hero Arts - Hero Hues Self-Adhesive Clear Gemstones

I hope that I have helped to inspire you and hope that you will join in on the Easter Challenge over at the KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page.
Thank you for stopping by and as always...
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

You Color My World.....

Hello everybody! It’s Jana and I am super excited to be posting and sharing my first project as a Design Team Member for the Kat Scrappiness Blog. Today’s post features the Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set which has just been released for March. This is an amazing stamp set and can be used in so many different ways. This set comes with a total of 18 stamps which include: 11 sentiments, 2 paint splatters and 5 brush strokes all varying in size.

To begin, I first die cut a piece of the Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Water Color Cardstock using the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangle Dies. I used the largest die in the set, which fits perfectly on an A2 sized card. I decided that for this particular card I wanted to use only the paint splatters from the stamp set. I randomly stamped multiple paint splatters all over the cardstock using Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink Pads by Tim Holtz.
I then cut a strip of card stock measuring approximately 5″ wide by 3/4″ high. Using the Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform, together with the Versamark Clear Embossing Ink Pad and White Hero Arts Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the “you color my world” sentiment for my card.

I adhered the card mat to the card base using 1/4″ Scor-Tape. I then applied a strip of Foam Mounting Tape to the back of the sentiment as I wanted it to pop up and stand out and adhered it to the front of my card mat.
I adhered a few of the small Sparkling Clear Droplets from the Kat Scrappiness Sampler Pack using Ranger Multi Medium Matte to add some interest and finish off the card.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s project and it has helped to inspire you.  All products used in the project are listed below and can be found at the Kat Scrappiness Store. Remember to use the Code: JANA10 to receive 10% off of your order.
Supplies Used:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello there my crafty friends! Today I am stopping in to share a card that I created for this weeks new tic-tac-toe challenge over at KaDoodle Bug Designs

It is a Birthday tic-tac-toe challenge and all of the details on how to enter can be found on the pinned post here.

I used the Polka Dots, Cake, & Sentiment line to create my card. This is a standard A2 sized card. My card base is 110lb white ReCollections cardstock. The pink patterned card mat is from the Doodlebug Design Inc. Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 paper pad and the larger polka dot strip is from the Doodlebug Design Inc. Fairy Tales 6x6 paper pad.  I added some twine that I had in my stash, along the polka dot strip to add some interest.

For my paper piecing, I used the adorable "Birthday Slushy" file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I uploaded the file into my Cricut Design Space, resized and cut each piece using my Cricut Explore Air 2.  I inked up all of the pieces using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and adhered all pieces together using Art Glitter glue. To finish this cutie off, I added some Stickles to areas of his birthday hat and some Glossy Accents to the sprinkles or candy drops on the cake.

I kept my sentiment straight to the point, and used a "happy birthday" stamp from the Kat Scrappiness Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set.

Below is a list of supplies and products I used to create this sweet birthday card:

110lb. White ReCollections Cardstock

Bazzill Cardstock

Doodlebug Design Inc. - Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 Paper Pad

Doodlebug Designs Inc. - Fairy Tales 6x6 Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Weathered Wood, Shaded Lilac

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Signo Uni-ball Broad White Gel Pen


Glossy Accents

Kat Scrappiness: Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink Pad


I hope that you have enjoyed today's creation and will come back and visit again real soon!
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!