Pumpkin Wishes

Again wishing for cooler weather! I love the look of pumpkins and gourds adorning front porches.

Use your different ink pads to create a faux wood look for your background. I stamped some leaves on the die cut behind the pumpkin. I hope this inspires you to create some fall decor or cards for loved ones.

Enjoy!

Antoinette

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Fall Leaves Thinking of you

Since it has been so hot, I thought maybe some imagery of cooler weather would help! HaHa!!!

For those who love Fall, this week will have you wishing for a mug of soup, hot chocolate and a crackling fire.

I created a faux wood background by swiping different ink pads across my paper. Stamp any focal image and sentiment you like.

Enjoy!

Antoinette

Butterfly Easel Sympathy Card

I dedicate this card to all of those with genetic illnesses awaiting a medical break through to ease their daily struggles. This week we lost someone to Cystic Fibrosis. She was a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend and teacher. Words can never be enough to fill the void left by someone you love.

Hug those you love every day and be thankful you have the day with them!

Antoinette

Safari Birthday

It’s boy’s week! Masculine cards are usually a challenge.  I find it quite challenging to reign in my passion to make flowers.  This week I bought some paper crafting magazines and decided that I would try to focus on masculine cards.

This card features a stamp set called “Safari Friends”  from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine, Issue 145 and die cuts from Tattered Lace called Summer Pasture.

I hope this weeks theme inspires you to make all of those birthday cards ahead of time for when school starts and the parties begin.

Enjoy,

Antoinette

Country Bouquet Shaker Card

Supplies needed:

  • Base cardstock 5 1/2 x 10 1/2″
  • 5 pieces – patterned paper measuring 3 x 5″
  • 2 pieces – Mason Jar Stamp and Die Set
  • Small Square Die
  • 4 pieces – Spellbinders Labels 44 (2 medium/2 small)
  • 2 pieces – Heart Border Die
  • Build a Bouquet Stamp Set from Cards and Craft Magazine
  • Foam tape
  • Alcohol markers
  • Glitter Paper
  • Confetti
  • Clear plastic

To assemble your card, score your base piece on the long side at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  Fold along the score lines. Stamp and color all of your accessory pieces. Die cut all pieces. Attach the heart border to the edge of 2 patterned paper pieces. Use 1 for the front of your card and the other for the 3rd panel. (see below)

I used the small square die to cut out the center of the front mason jar. Attach the clear plastic to the back of that piece. Attach foam tape to the outside edge of the back mason jar and sprinkle glitter inside. Attach your stem piece to the base piece then attach the front mason jar to complete your shaker.

Finish adding your decorations in your own style.

Enjoy.

Antoinette