Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spellbinders Maker's Mart - Christmas Cards and a chance to win

Marker's Mart From Spellbinders is Now Open And a Chance to Win....
Spellbinders has opened it's new Maker's Mart shop - where you can be the first to grab a monthly  kit.  They also have a cool chance to win a prize.  Scroll on down and you'll find the details.  

Today I am sharing two cards that I made from my Maker's Mart dies.  

This set of cards was created using the Holiday Themed Card Kit from Maker's Mart.  This is chock full of darling dies from Spellbinders.  They are perfectly sized for cards...I love them.  

Share your Maker's Mart creations and win!  
 You can see all the details right here on the Maker's Mart blog.  All you have to do is tag your Social Media with #MakersMart  and on Twitter with #MakersMart and @TeamMakersMart or upload your designs to the Maker's Mart web page even. 

Wanna see some other ideas from Maker's Mart?  I have two super short videos showing the Die kits from July and April.  Got 4 mins?  I promise 4 min of  quick moving crafty entertainment.  I'd especially love if you would leave a comment on the the Spellbinder's folks know I'm working hard.   

OK back to the cards....

I made this festive green card from all the supplies within the box that I received.  

And now for my second card....
.I honestly love this jolly card.  It makes me smile.  I think the snowman guy does it - that infections frosty smile.  

Here's how I made the doily wreath:  
I grabbed the paper doily from Marker's Mart.  I glued red cardstock to the back of it and simply trimmed around the doily.  Then I added green ink to the edge of the doily.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn  and Twisted Citron because it blended well with the greens in my card.

Next I used the red and white stripped bakers twine and glued it around the circle of the doily, defining the appearance of a "wreath' a bit more.

Don't miss out on your chance to win a prize from Maker's Mart.  
Let's see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by.  I value your time. 

Spellbinders Maker's Mart Holiday Themed Card Kit
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn  and Twisted Citron

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JustRite Papercrafts Blue Snowflake card

JustRite Stamps and Dies for the Christmas Season

I'm on a roll and I don't want to stop till my Christmas cards are done.  I received the new Christmas stamps from JustRite so I am stoked to keep making cards and get ahead of the upcoming season.  It's perfect card making weather because it's rainy and chilly where I live.  

Soon the bustle of the holiday season will be upon us and I have an unappealing habit of not getting my cards done or sending them out after Christmas if I do manage to finish them.  I vow this year will be different.  I am off to a good start.  

The new line of JustRite Papercraft sentiment stamps were great to have handy for my cards.  

This card features two of the JustRite products - the  JustRite Inside and Outside Sentiment Clear Stamps ,  and  the negative space from the  Snowflake and Tag Dies  .  The negative would the the piece leftover after the die if removed from the paper.  

The sentiment was stamped using clear embossing ink and then covered in super fine white embossing powder and heat set with the heat gun.  
The paper used on this card is from Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics collection.  

Thanks for stopping by!
JustRite Inside and Outside Sentiment Clear Stamps -CR05097
JustRite Snowflake and Tag Dies - DIE-05001 ( the negative from the snowflake die)
Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics
Clear Embossing ink
Super Fine White Embossing Powder
Silver Ribbon
Decorative Brad
Crystal Flourishes

Monday, September 26, 2016

JustRite Papercrafts - Merry Christmas Card

Christmas is Coming - JustRite Christmas Stamps

As the weather turns colder and the leaves drop from the trees, we turn our thoughts to crisp autumn activities.  I'm not talking about raking leaves...heck no. Someone else can do that.  I'm talking about making Christmas cards.  I have found that if I don't make my Christmas cards with the onset of autumn, they aren't getting done in time. 

Reason being that this time of year starts to time warp on us, doesn't it?  If you have kids in school, you are busy with after school activities, sports, dance, music, scouts, teacher conferences and homework.  The rest of us without school age kids,  our day gets abbreviated due to the lack of sunlight.  The change from daylight savings time is a killer for me.  

Well, in my opinion, it's a perfect time to get to the craft table and start dreaming of a white Christmas.  With that, I can then get myself in a spirited and cheerful mood to create cards with my JustRite  stamps and dies.    

The newest stamps have the most beautiful sentiments for the season like the set below:  

This card looks likes like it could be difficult to make, but the embellishments consist of a few JustRite dies topped with flowers. 

In addition to the beautiful Prima paper from Frank Garcia's Victorian Christmas collection, I added the JustRite JustRite Garden Circle Die as the base layer of my embellishment cluster.  

Next, I stamped the sentiment onto a die that I cut from JustRite called JustRite Joy Oval Frame Die - DIE05049.  The key to a warm card is using warm colored ink for the stamped sentiment.  Black ink is not the perfect all-purpose ink.  I am using a warm coffee colored ink for a soft blended look.

I know I tend to show a lot of images of the same card.   I love to show a lot of angles of the cards and projects I create.  It's good to see the dimensions and volume of the card from many angles.  I think it helps in trying to figure out how I layered and constructed the project.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me be the first to say Merry Christmas....early.  

JustRite Joy Oval Frame Die - DIE05049
JustRite Garden Circle Die
JustRite INside and Outside Christmas Sentiment Clear Stamps - CR-05097
Prima paper from Frank Garcia's Victorian Christmas collection - 990503
Prima and Frank Garcia -  Victorian Christmas  SIIC ( Say It In Cyrstals)  582333
Prima and Frank Garcia- Victorian Christmas - Flowers Rudolph's Nose 583446
Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo ink
Coffee colored ink

Friday, September 23, 2016

New Christmas Stamps for Easy Christmas Cards

JustRite's New Christmas Sentiment Stamps
Too soon to create Christmas cards?  nonsense.  Seems that as Autumn sets in, lives become hectic making time travel forward at the speed of light.  This is the perfect opportunity to work those Christmas cards into the craft table now, instead of later ( which in my case means after Christmas or never).

 I also struggle with sentiments on my cards.  I have horrible writing - like that of a small child.  JustRite has solved this particular problem for me with their amazing sentiment clear stamps.  

The newest sets from JustRite are appropriate religious themed sentiments for Christmas if that is what you prefer.  I chose a stamp set for winter.  

I created this winter card using JustRite's snowflake die  and Joy Oval Frame die along with the following stamps: JustRite Retro Sparkle Cling  Background Stamp -CL02067 and the new stamp set for Christmas : JustRite Snowflake and Tag Dies - DIE-05001

This is a closeup of the details of the sentiment stamp and the beauty of the background stamp.   I added some pearl dots to accentuate.  

Start your winter, holiday, Christmas and year round stamps with JustRite.  You can find their entire amazing selection right here.   

And as always - thanks for giving up a little of your precious time to visit me.  

JustRite Large Oval Wishes Clear Stamp -CR-050094
JustRite Snowflake and Tag Dies - DIE-05001
JustRite Retro Sparkle Cling  Background Stamp -CL02067
JustRite Joy Oval Frame Die  - DIE05049