Wednesday, June 25, 2014

5 Year Anniversary of Jessica's 30th Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Jessica's 5 Year Anniversary of My 30th Birthday Blog Hop!!

You should of arrived here from Alicia's blog, but if you did not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog!

For today's blog hop, we are guessed it, a BIRTHDAY!!!
PLUS the 5 years will represent Jessica's 5 Favorite things:
1. Close To My Heart (We ALL know Jessica lives, breathes, and SLEEPS Close To My Heart)!
2. Jaded Blossom Stamps (Jessica is one of their TOP stalkers, lol)
3. SVG Cutting Files (Jessica LOVES the ease and the creativity in Anne's projects!)
4. Kiwi Lane Design Templates (Jessica just found and wondered how she EVER went this long without using them in her layouts!)
5. Die Cutting Machines (Jessica uses her Cricuts/Cameo/Evolution Advance in almost EVERY project!)

So, EVERY project will be birthday themed using one of the 5 items mentioned above!!!! Now, you KNOW every hop HAS to have some giveaways!!!

Here are our sponsors and prizes!!
  • Jessica - Craftin and Stampin; Close To My Heart FREE TO BE ME Paper Packet, Jaded Blossom WEDDING CANDIES Stamps, $5 Gift Certificate to SVG Cutting Files
  • AJ's Scrapbooking and Cards - The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Sayings Stamp Set, Freckled Fawn; Flair Buttons-- Set of Two Buttons and Filigree Rhinestone Stickers
  • Connie Can Crop; 12" Border Template Set "Chevrons" from Kiwi Lane Designs
  • Michele Smith - Jolee's Boutique Sweet Shop Stickers, We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots, and American Greetings Birthday Stickers
  •; Echo Park Designer Die

Now that we showed you the prizes, onto my project -

I used this free cut file from Birds Cards for my card base. It is the tenth file down, called 3 gift box card. I sized it approx. 9.6 inches high, and 11.1 inches wide using Silhouette Studio, and cut it with my Cameo. 

I highlighted all the layers while I was adjusting the box, so they would still stay proportionate. However, after I cut them all out, I decided I wanted a border of cardstock to show, so I cut about a quarter inch off two edges of each piece.

All the patterned papers are Close To My Heart, and I inked everything using Close To My Heart's chocolate ink. I have no idea what the papers are called, but they are a year or two old. Then I tied a ribbon with a pretty bow, because it needed a little something extra.

Be sure to FOLLOW and COMMENT on ALL blog stops in order to be eligible for the prizes!!!

Now, onto Lori's blog.

Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost!

Winners will be announced on July 1st (since Jessica is away celebrating CONVENTION AND HER BIRTHDAY in CA with Close To My Heart!!!)
Thanks for hopping!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Krafty Girls DT Challenge # 25 - Flowers

Hey ladies! I'm here with a post for the Krafty Girls Design Team Challenge #25 - Flowers! Who doesn't love flowers? Make sure you head on over to this post to see all the other beautiful creations the girls made. Then, make up a project with flowers and link it up.

Here is the card I created for the challenge:

I used Silhouette Studio to design the card, then I sent it all to my Cameo to cut out. This is a quick and easy card to cut and put together, but it gives you a beautiful wow factor. I wanted to go with a white base and background, so the flowers would pop. 

You can find the Background 12 as a free personal use cut file, here. All I did was make it a compound path so that it would cut the pieces out of the middle.

The rose is in the Sil Store, #58803. For this I didn't do any editing other than change the size. The base layer will be green, the second layer light pink, the third a darker pink, and finally the last layer is the same lighter pink you used for the second layer.

Here is what I mean:

Base layer
Second layer
Third layer
Fourth layer

Now that all your pieces are cut, it's time to assemble. You can either adhere the background flat to the card, or use small pieces of dimensional adhesive to add some more interest, like I did. Just make sure you can't see the adhesive from the front, and be sure to put a couple pieces in the middle so it doesn't sink.

Next you're going to layer your flower in the order of the pictures above. Glue it to the card, and if desired, add a bow. You can also put a sentiment on this card, but I thought it looked nice without one.

Hope you enjoyed this post, and be sure to check the Krafty Girls page for all the wonderful projects. Until next time, happy crafting! :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SBC Challenge #22 Bookmark Card using TSC digi stamp

Hey guys! I'm back for challenge #22 with Scrapbook Blessings Club. As always, it's "Anything Goes." Meaning, you can literally create and link up ANY type of project, but you get an extra entry if you play along with our theme of a Bookmark Fold Card. Hop on over to this post to see all the wonderful cards my dt sisters created and to link up your creations. You'll also find a tutorial there on how to make this card, in case you've never made one before.

I also used a Digi Stamp from The Stamping Chef. Here is a link to the image I used, called Betty Butterfingers.

Now, let me show you what I made. The idea behind these cards is that you're giving the recipient a removable bookmark to use as well. There is some type of perforated edge they can just carefully pull the bookmark off with. It's like a gift and a card in one.

I made this card base using my Silhouette Cameo. Leave your email below if you'd like the .studio file for it. It's super simple, and you could probably recreate something similar yourself.

Hope you try and make one of these cards yourself! Be sure to pop on over to SBC and link up.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Owl Be There For You - Besties digi stamp

Hello, all! I'd love to share my latest card with you. I used a "My Besties" digi stamp, and colored it in using Prismacolor pencils. Here is the link to purchase this cute little owl, if you would like to color him (or her) too. I believe you can also buy them pre-colored, in case you need a quick card, or don't feel comfortable coloring yourself.

  • Kraft colored card base (cut to 5.50 by 11; scored/folded at 4.25)
  • White layer cut from Spring Holiday Cards (hide contour)
  • White scalloped circle cut from Lacy Labels
  • Cuttlebug floral screen embossing folder (white layer)
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • CTMH liquid glass; CTMH "owl be there for you" sentiment stamp