Thursday, April 17, 2014

You Are Outta This World...

Just a quick card for you today using files from Fleurette Bloom. She came out with a really cute space themed kit the other week, and this is the first I got to play with it a bit. 

I used on the rocket ship file that's in with the card.  I separated out all the different layers. Then I started to fill them with digital files, but wasn't liking it so much. So I looked in the stash or real papers I had on hand. It is a paper pack by Carta Bella called Rough & Tumble. It has a nice vintage feel making this kind of a retro feeling rocket. I love the muted tones.


Told you...it looks retro to me, anyway. I LOVE the kraft paper in this kit. It;s that perfect color of kraft. I wrapped twine around the two top layers, then used foam squares to attach it to the card base. 


Just a closer look at the details of this paper. Also, you pick up on the bit of texture to this paper. If you have never used Carta Bella...you must! It is a VERY heavy weight of cardstock...I love it! The sentiment is from a Peachy Keen stamp set. I'll list it at the bottom of this post.


Even more close up...hard to see, but I added Wink of Stella to the flames, the gap in the dotted paper...that bit of gold, and to the very tiny circles around the windows.

So, for the shopping list...


So, there you have it. A very simple card that would be great for boy or man! Gotta love guy cards!
Head over to Fleurette Bloom and get this file for yourself...super cute 3D stuff in there too!
Happy Crafting everyone!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Aminal Cuties by Fleurette Bloom...

So...these just came out today and I had to make one! So adorable....these are! I just made a simple card, but these could go on anything! And, of course....the papers are Doodlebug!


How cute is this! So, I chose this polka dot...adore!!! Then selected the stripe and picked solids from AC cardstock to match. The scallop and ovals are in the Silhouette store. I created an offset for the bunny and popped up the rest with dimensional adhesive. I used a Peachy Keen face stamp and the sentiment is from My Creative Time.


Now you have to admit...this is soooo Springy! I love it! I layered the sentiment on green and popped it up with dimensionals. And of course...the white gel pen dots. At the last minute I found these cute glittery dots for the corners. Matched so perfect!

Here's where you need to go shopping!


So, there you have it. You will love all the cuties in this set...will be a must have! Happy Crafting!



Friday, April 11, 2014

Purse Pillow Box...

Here's a bright and cheery pillow box I made for you today. It could be a perfect way to give a few Easter candies to a special someone. Decorate it anyway you'd like. Very versatile!

I used some digital papers from My Scrap Chick by Mary Engelbreit. So very bright and pretty! You need to check them out! The pillow box file is from Fleurette Bloom. She has several styles in this kit to choose from. I know you'll love them!  I have links at the end of this post to help you get these for yourself.


I filled the file with the digital paper and then color coordinated the flowers and leaves to match. I cut several layers of the flowers and backed them in white. Makes them pop a bit more. 


I also created a white circle just a bit larger than the scalloped window. The sentiment is from the Silhouette store. I made a couple layers for that as well. If you look close, you might see a bit of the Wink of Stella glitter. It's on everything except the box of course. 


I got out some of my seem binding ribbon, misted it with water, crinkled it up and then dried with my heat tool. I love the crinkled look of it. Then I used a bit of lime green twine to tie it to the box handle. The color seems off but it really matches perfect. I filled the box with some grass filler, but obviously you'd want to put in some candies or a little gift. 

Pick papers to match the occasion....that's what's nice about these simple boxes. You can decorate them for anything! Party favors, birthdays, thank yous, anything you want. 

So...here's what I used.

Fleurette Bloom



Buds & Blooms...

Yea...I think Spring is finally coming! I am ready for the the pretty flowers, warm weather, and getting these kiddos outside to play! So, in the hopes of Spring here soon, I made a very bright and fun card. 

I used a title from the My Scrap Chick store for my inspiration. I made a shadow of it, welded it to the bottom edge of a card, and then assembled as designed.


I love this paper from Doodlebug, and seem to want to make everything using it! But, hey, it's Spring/Summer anyway. I love the way this came together. I love how the black frames all the brightness going on. 
After welding the shape to the edge of the card, I created two inset layers in Silhouette Studio. One in black and one in green. The card is 5 x 7, so the base layers were sized accordingly.
The black behind the title is the actual file. Then in Silhouette Design Studio again, I created to inset layers. One I cut in white, and the other I cut in the patterned papers.
Once these cuts were all made, it was easy to go in and assemble. 
Before putting the title on, I cut two layers to go behind it. One in black and one it the pretty floral pattern. I centered in left to right, but near the top...didn't want it showing through near the bottom.


I know it doesn't show...hard to capture...but I brushed my Wink of Stella glitter brush over the butterfly, Blooms, and the little flowers. I cut the butterfly file and did the bottom layer in black to keep with the theme. Added some rhinestones to the body and few white gel pen dots. The little flowers are a punch I had on hand and added some enamel dots to the centers. Finished it off with a few more white gel pen accents and popped the two "o's" of Blooms up with foam squares for some dimension.

I hope you like my card I designed for you. You don't always have to use a file for what it may have been designed for. Like this, I welded it and created a card. Let your mind wander and create your own thing. I hope this puts a little bit of Spring into your day. And that it challenges you a bit to use your files in a different way. 

Here's what I used to create this card.


There you have it. Have a great day and happy crafting!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Go Fly A Kite....

So....I had to make something else with this adorable paper! So I put together a very bright and cheery cards to show you.


I am totally sold on the new Doodlebug collection!!! I LOVE these colors. And picked up the kite flying pack too. Comes with the kites, the tail pieces, and the twine. Not sure why...but I'm LOVING kites these days!


I started by cutting some clouds out of the background piece using My Creative Time dies. I then inlaid, flat to the card base, the white clouds. Then I added the checked piece with dimensional adhesive, to showcase the inlaid clouds. I then cut other out of the patterned paper, inked the edges, and added those with foam tape as well. Then I glued the kites where I wanted them to be. Used a strong adhesive to tack the kite string in a few spots and added the kite tails in various places.  Added some white gel pen accents as well. The grass border is two pieces, one flat down, one on dimensionals.  Finished it off with some sequins and enamel dots. Stamped my sentiment on white, and layered on patterned paper. Added it with foam adhesive as well. A bit of Wink of Stella and called it quits. Hope you like it!

Here's my supply list.


Happy Crafting everyone!



A boy Bunny Top Hat Box....

I couldn't help it...I just had to! Karson needed a boy bunny cause Aleida gets the girl....lol! These are just so easy and so fun to make. Check it out!


Now....this is a cute boy bunny....wouldn't you say?!!! I found some manly papers in my stash and I just had to dress him up. Love these color combos! 


I tied twine on a button and attached to his top hat...has to look manly...lol Did a bit of trimming on his hat. Wanted to keep it a bit less embellished, as it's for a boy. 

Here's your shopping list.


Hope you like! Now...go make one for yourself!

 


Bunny Top Hat Box....

My Scrap Chick released a super cute bunny box the other day and I couldn't wait to make it! I love this little box...it is so adorable!!! So, here's how I made mine.


I just love this thing! I was so fun to  make and I know I will be making more!!! And, I LOVE the new collections from Doodlebug! These colors are my absolute fave....all time fave! How bright and fun...who wouldn't want to make cute things with these papers?!


Such an adorable face! Get a load of those teeth! Just too cute! I inked the white pieces a bit with blue so they stood out a bit more. Also used foam adhesive for dimension.


I scaled the bird down a bit from the file, just wanted it a bit smaller. I used a stamp from My Creative Time, as well as the Fun Size Bow die. Only the bottom layer, though. Used a bit of white gel pen for some accents. 

So, run...don't walk....over to My Scrap Chick and pick up this new file....it's very easy and so cute! You know you need it, lol! Here's what I used, to make it easy for you to find for yourself.


So...go shop now...lol! Have fun crafting!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Carrot Box...

Hey everyone! I have a cute box for some Easter goodies. It's a new carrot box over at My Scrap Chick....and I LOVE it!!! I have not seen one quite like this and it's adorable!

So, here's what I did with it.


I used my Silhouette software to fill the files with some digital papers in my stash. The colors are the same, with several different patters, that will all go together. Also printed the green tops.


For the edging along the top, I punched out white flowers. And for the centers, I used mini glue dots...sprinkled with glitter. Makes them all exactly the same size, and super easy to do. Love polka dots? Try this out on a background. It's great! I tied some Rumple Ribbon around the greens, and then tied on the tag.


Are those not adorable bunnies?! I used my die from My Creative Time, cutting the bottom off one to make it a bit shorter. Added tiny black gems for the eyes. And the eggs are also a die from MCT. I brushed them Wink of Stella but hard to see in this pic...rather gloomy out today and didn't have the greatest lighting. I used my grass border punch and added two layers of grass all the way around the bottom.

 I got a cello bag out of my stash and poured in some jelly beans....Starburst....my fave! I tied it off with some twine and tucked it down into my box. It holds a ton! I had a bit of fill down in the bottom, so you really could pour a whole bag, maybe more!

I'm happy with how this came out. I will def be making more to hold some Easter candies for grown kids for an Easter treat. You are never too old for some Easter candy! Just a cute way to package it!

So, here's where you can get the stuff used in this project.


I hope you like my box and will try one for yourself. Easy to assemble and the shape is so darn adorable! Enjoy your crafting!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Cards....

Ok, so I stumbled onto this cute set of cards in the My Scrap Chick store....and I had to make them all! Such fun designs, and using whatever papers you choose, they will all look different! A super blank canvas to start with, and adding your touches will make these different than mine, and different than anyone else!
Let your imagination go!!!

So, this post will be heave with pics, so I won't say much as to what I did, because I didn't do anything extra to them....just selected papers and color schemes that I like...and you can do the same thing! So, here are the pics of each individual card....change it up and make them your own!


I love this card!!! I love the design and I love how pretty it came out using patterned papers. Hard to see maybe, but each white dot has a white sequin glued in place. Added a bit of stitching, and that's it.


And another...bright and vivid colors! Added a couple of stick pins and punched out a butterfly.


And a super cute Thank You card. And again, there are sequins in the spots. Wrapped a bit of twine white gel pen accents. Popped up the strip with the sequins to add a bit of dimension.


I LOVE these colors....teal is my fave, and woodgrain teal...even better! Just a bit of doodling and sequins on this one as well.


And all primary colors! I love how happy this card is! I am certain you will want to make all of these for yourself. What a great stash to have on hand when you have need for a quick card. You can change up the sentiments and it will be good for any occasion.


Hope you enjoyed these cards! I love snow....but am really ready for Spring...maybe that's why these were so much fun to put together. 

Have a great day of crafting!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Blog Hop Fun...


 



Welcome to the Fleurette Bloom-LoveBug Creations Co-Hop. 
If you've flown over from (insert name and link of person before you), then you've joined the parade, but if you've stumbled on this hop and want to begin with the first stop, soar over to Fleurette

The pairing of LBC's fantastic rumple ribbon and other trimmings with Fleurette Bloom's outstanding SVG's and digital delights is a great way to jazz up your projects - who wants to be ho-hum? 
Not us gals.........so grab your favorite beverage and settle back for some crafting inspiration 
for just the right touch of class
 
You should have arrived here from Kathy.

Hey...welcome to our fun Blog Hop with Lovebug Creations. We are sharing product and I used some really pretty ribbon from them. I love this Rumpled ribbon...it's so pretty. And the colors are very saturated and nice and rich in color. So, here's my card I made.


This cute little chick is in the Fleurette Bloom store. I sized it up quite large as I wanted the front of my card to be filled up with this adorable chick! I love the colors in this and I went on a search of my digital papers and found just the right collection! I love this color pallet!  I cut the mat, sized the face to fit, and then cut a plain frame the same size to put on the front. I printed a few of the face and then hand cut an extra ribbon and flower. I popped those up on dimensionals. 


I added white stitching lines with a gel pen, added some glitter along the brim, and added some enamel dots and sequins. I cut four pieces of the Rumpled Ribbon and made some corner accents by wrapping it around the corners. Taped it onto the back. Then I added foam tape to the back of the main element and added it to the front.


Then I took a good bit of the ribbon and cut short strips of it. Several actually. Then I took one more strip and tied it around all the others. To make a sort of bow...no loops, just strips. I actually like that look with the  of  Rumpled Ribbon. This must be fave color ever! I am soooo in love with teal! And it ended up being perfect to coordinate with the colors in this printed image. It just screams Spring and Easter. I hope you like it! Check out the store over at Lovebug Creations...some super cute things over there....LOVE the ribbons! 

So, here's what I used on this card.

Carta Bella Cool Summer

  Now, how about some blog candy??

 Fleurette Bloom is offering a $10 gift certificate to her ONLINE STORE
AND
  LoveBug Creations is offering a $10 gift certificate to their ONLINE STORE

So what do you have to do to be in the running???
1.  Become a follower of each crafter (if you're not already)
2. Leave a love note at each blog spot with your contact info
3. For extra chances to win like our Facebook Pages and leave a comment at

 Fleurette Bloom Designs
and
LoveBug Creations

4. Check back on Wednesday for the announcement of the winners.
Check out both of these online stores for my products, and I know you will find lots of other cute things....you know you need more stuff!!!

Check all the projects from these two design teams...you will get lots of inspiration!



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

And yet one more...

Sorry...I'm hooked! I love these little 4.25 x 4.25 cards. They are quick and easy, and will still fit a standard A2 envelope. I love them!

I started by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 8.5 piece of cardstock and folding in half. Then I cut the top layer using a MCT die. Also used the little frame die that's in that set. I cut it in two colors so the center area was white...for the flower. 


I wrapped a bit of Rummpeled Ribbon from LoveBug Creations around the card, and tied several short pieces together to create a sort of bow.


Cut the flowers with a die from MCT, and the leaves as well. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The background was created with a stamp set from MCT, too. Love those chevron stamps!
I added a pearl to the flower and the sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. Attached using foam squares. Love the color combo of cantaloupe and navy!

Here's my supply list.


So...dig out your supplies and try out these smaller scale, super cute size cards! You'll get hooked, trust me!



Simple Square card...

I have been on a kick of making 4.25 x 4.25 square cards. It's nice cause they will fit in a standard A2 envelope, and still be something different. I love them! 

For this one, I used a die from My Creative Time. It is 4x4. I put it on a 4.25 x 4.25 card base, and rounded the corners. Then I layered to hearts from Simon Says Stamp together with foam dimensionals. I had stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with white embossing powder. That stamp is also from MCT.


I tied a bit of white/gold twine into a bow and added some small black pearls. 


I also cut a square to 3.75 x 3.75 and rounded those corners as well. Layered all together, I think it's a very pretty card. One that could be for anytime, not just Valentines Day...lol.

Here's where you can get these products.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

First Day Of Spring...

So, it's the first day of Spring as I write this post. So, I had to do something Springy! I made a super cute tag for Easter. You could tie it on a bag of goodies, an Easter basket, or you could even add it to the front of a card.


Isn't it cute?! I love the sherbet color pallet! My fave papers for Spring. It is a digital set from Jessica Sprague by Design by Dani called Easter Best. I love it so much! Anyway I filled the separate images with papers from that collection. Printed and then cut with my Silhouette Cameo.


I inked all the edges, added white gel pen accents, and adhered with foam dimensionals for depth. See that shimmer on the eggs? I love my Wink of Stella glitter brush...I use it on almost anything and everything. Available at Simon Says Stamp. For the eggs, I created a shadow layer, glued to the edge of the tag, and then added the top layer of eggs with a foam square.


I think this chick is just so cute peeking out of this cracked egg! I stamped the face with a Peachy Keen face stamp instead of the teeny tiny pieces that would be cut. I threaded some hemp string through a hole I punched through all layers with a tiny hole punch. I also tied some on a button and used hot glue to attach it. The simple flag was cut on my trimmer and the flag end was hand cut. I stamped a simple sentiment, and called this one done. Oh...only after Wink of Stella on the sentiment too, lol!

So, head on over to My Scrap Chick and pick up the kits needed to create a tag like this of your own. 

Easter Chicks ~ Egg only
Wink of Stella ~ Simon Says Stamp


Monday, March 17, 2014

Koi Cuteness...

I had wanted to do something with this koi file for a while now. Finally got around to it, lol. Anyway, Fleurette has this in her store so I pulled out some papers that are bright and appropriate for these fish. I like the bright colors that many of them have. 


I first put all the layers of the fish where they belong and then created a shadow layer. I welded that to the edge of the card and then sized it so when folded it would be and A2 size. I pulled out some pretty paper and adhered that to the inside so the bottom edge had some color and wasn't just white. So hard to get a good pic of shimmer and glitter, but I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush on the fins and seaweed but doesn't show :(


I love how the scales flip up, adds that extra texture. I picked out some opalescent sequins out of my stash and glued them to down to resemble bubbles from the fishes mouth. Most of the layers have foam adhesive under to pop them up a bit...again, for added interest. Inking of the edges helps a lot too.


Here's a peek at the inside. I added a plain white mat to write on, but the patterned paper shows when the card is closed.

So, there you have it. I hope you liked my card for today. Head over to Fleurette Bloom and look at the cool files she has in her store. I know you will find a lot you'll want to have!