Saturday, January 19, 2019

Peacock Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Hope your holiday season was enjoyable!  We had a lovey holiday season.  Today, I am enjoying watching the snow fall.  Lately, I have been busy catching up on some projects around the house.  Reorganized a closet and a kitchen cabinet, refashioned two duster coats into jackets, cross stitched some pictures, etc...
I made this Peacock Birthday card for a dear friend.



This is a Stampin' Up set and I colored the area behind the peacock with Copics.



Thanks for stopping by today!  See you next time with more crafting fun.
Karen


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ribbon Christmas Tree Part 2

Hello Everyone,
Hope your Holiday preparations are going well.  I have one more Christmas card Post for this year.  This is the second post for my Ribbon Scrap Christmas Tree cards.  See Part One here.

I added an folded flap on the cards with a punched edge. Also added a little bit of bling via the rhinestones.






I have repeated the instructions for making the trees below:

  • I collected a huge pile of ribbon scraps:  all lengths, widths, and colors.
  • Press a piece of cotton fabric nice and flat; I used muslin.
  • Lay out the muslin on a heat proof surface: I used my ironing board.
  • On top of the muslin, lay a sheet of Stitch Witchery Fusible bonding web 
  • Place all the ribbon scraps on top of the Stitch Witchery, butting the ribbons together, completely covering the muslin. 
  • Use a press cloth and fuse the layers together with an iron.
  • Now you have a piece of ribbon fabric
  • Cut triangles from the ribbon fabric and use them for the trees.
  • I added a piece of brown twill ribbon for the tree truck
  • Glue to CS with Fabric Tac glue
I wish everyone a Happy Holiday!!!!
See you next year!! I have a peacock birthday I would like to share!!  

Karen

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ribbon Christmas tree

Hello Everyone,
Back today with another Christmas card.  This card was made with ribbon scraps.  Here is how I used the ribbon scraps to make this project.

  • I collected a huge pile of ribbon scraps:  all lengths, widths, and colors.
  • Press a piece of cotton fabric nice and flat; I used muslin.
  • Lay out the muslin on a heat proof surface: I used my ironing board.
  • On top of the muslin, lay a sheet of Stitch Witchery Fusible bonding web 
  • Place all the ribbon scraps on top of the Stitch Witchery, butting the ribbons together, completely covering the muslin. 
  • Use a press cloth and fuse the layers together with an iron.






  • Now you have a piece of ribbon fabric
  • Cut triangles from the ribbon fabric and use them for the trees.
  • I added a piece of brown twill ribbon for the tree truck
  • Glue to CS with Fabric Tac glue





I made a few cards with a colored background too.



Super way to use all those ribbon pieces that you can't bear to toss in the trash.
I also think you could cut circles from the ribbon fabric and make an ornament.

Thanks for stopping by.  Next post I will have a few more versions of my ribbon tree cards.  Have a great day.
Karen

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Poinsettias and Amaryllis Stickers

Hello,
Sharing two more of the Christmas cards I made using 3-D stickers.  Foil and white paper was used for the backgrounds and green CS for the card base.





I was happy that I finally figured out a great way to use these Holiday 3-D stickers.  I always think of them as embellishments, but they are not.  I find that I have to design the card around them to make them work.  See my other 3-D sticker cards here .
Thanks for stopping by.  I will be back next time with more Christmas cards.
Have a great day!
Karen

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Cardinal

Hello Everyone,
December already!!  This year has just flown by!!  And, it is Christmas card time again.  I have mine all finished.  Now, I have to sit down, address, and write in them. 
Today, I have a card I made with a holiday 3-D sticker.  Take a look.



The glittery gold strip is washi tap.  And I added some gold pearls. The color scheme is not a traditional Christmas color scheme, but I like the results. 


On this card, a foil striped paper was used to showcase the Tree sticker.  I added some metallic green brads and rhinestones.

See you next time for a few more Christmas cards.
Karen

Friday, November 30, 2018

Cork Stamped Background Card

Hello Crafty Goddesses!
I saved the cork from a bottle of wine and decided to try stamping with it. Stamping with found objects is not a new idea, but I thought this turned out pretty fun.  I made this card with my sis, Sandie.  We were hanging out sitting on the patio and just really enjoying the outdoors and each others company.  Checking out the butterflies and hummingbirds. 
Here is our collaboration: ( Sent the card to Sandie after finishing it up--She loved it!)


The cork was inked right from the ink pad and stamped.  I did not re-ink after stamping, but stamped three times before re-inking. You can see the cork in photo below. 


We added this die cut flower.  I added all the layers, baker's twine,  and it was done.  I will certainly make more of these backgrounds. 


I am thinking of ways to use for Holiday cards....hmmmm.  What do you think? 
Hope you are having a great day.  See you soon!
Karen

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Classy Gentleman

Hello Everyone!
I am currently working on Christmas cards.  I still have lots of work to do on those, but I will share them with you when done. 

Today, I have a gentleman's birthday card.  This one was a special order.   I always ask about the person who will receive the card and was told that he was always such a gentleman.  And, this was how I interpreted that info:



I decided on a vintage look and used browns and blues.  This is a stamp I have had for a while from Pink Persimmon (retired).  Check your stash for this stamp!  It is great for masculine cards.






Thanks for stopping by today!  See you next time with a card made with the help of a wine bottle cork.  Sound fun??!! 
Have a great day,
Karen