Thursday, June 20, 2024

All Occasion Card | Krafty Chicks Challenge #721 - CAS Week


Hey there!

It's everyone's favorite challenge week over at the Krafty Chicks Challenge - Clean & Simple!

This challenge can sometimes pose a problem for me but in this case, I dreamt about this design one night and then I woke up and created it with a little help from my favorite washi tape pattern! My hubby tells me I have crafting on the brain at all times and I think he might be right!

I stamped the Jeep image onto 130# white card stock and then watercolored\fussy cut it on the outside line. I brushed the outside edge with a black Sharpie marker to get rid of the white paper outline and covered the back completely with foam tape. I ran a line of the tire track washi tape at an angle on the front of a top-folding A2 card base, popped the Jeep in place along the top and stamped the sentiment using my MISTI. I was so happy with the way this design turned out and it's going to a very special older couple who actually still drive a convertible Jeep and because they both have beautiful white hair, their license plate reads..."Q-TIPS"!

I hope you will join us this week with your CAS creations and leave some love for the Krafty Chick Gals! 

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Christmas Card | Krafty Chicks Challenge #720 - "Christmas" Week

 Hello and welcome to Christmas Week at the Krafty Chicks Challenge!

I wish it felt a bit more wintery here in North Carolina but the temperatures are about to explode into the upper 90's this weekend! I love it here in the winter but the summers can be brutal!

This mini-slimline design came together as I was trying to use up some pattern paper scraps in my Christmas folder! I simply mixed-n-matched a couple scraps together with a vintage Santa image to create this collage-style card! A tiny spring clip was added to a mini tag with ribbon and velvet rickrack accents. Buttons and brads finished up the design as the key embellishments!

I hope you will join us this week for some winter inspiration! Please stop by and share some love with the Krafty Chicks!


Thursday, June 6, 2024

All Occasion Card | Krafty Chicks Challenge #719 - Stamps Week



It's "Stamps" Week over at the Krafty Chicks Challenge and I hope you will join us with your wonderful stamped (Digital or Inked) creations!

I chose to use a couple of digital stamps from Graciellie Designs for this sunny, summery design! I sized the separate images to fit an A7 card front, printed it out on 110# white card stock and watercolored the image. The image was trimmed down to 4.75" x 6.75" and attached to a dark yellow panel, which was then glued to the A7 card base. I added a die cut word sentiment and a spattering of sequins to finish up the card.

We would love to have you share your stamped projects with us this week and be sure to visit the Krafty Chicks to see their wonderful creations and say 'Hello!"



Thursday, May 30, 2024

All Occasion Card | Krafty Chicks Challenge #718 - Anything Goes



We're back this week over at the Krafty Chicks Challenge with week 5 and that means "ANYTHING GOES"! Today I've got a mixed media card that features some vintage-inspired washi tape, hand stitching with beadwork and some antique buttons from my grandmother's sewing drawer!

I covered a piece of 130# white cardstock with strips of washi tape, aligning them right next to each other to cover the panel, and then attached a piece of skinny cotton lace to cover one of the seams. I added some stitching and beads to the lace and a bit more to a strip below, matching the colors to the washi tape.

The antique dress form image was stamped onto kraft card stock and the edges were inked. I cut the image down to fit a skinny tag, distressed the edges with sand paper and attached a peachy silk ribbon to the top. The collage images and sentiment were stamped with similar colors and distressed to coordinate. 

The tag was popped up with foam tape and attached to the washi tape panel. I added the collage pieces, buttons and bobby pin to finish off the front panel, which was then attached to a black card base.

Please join us this week with our Anything Goes Theme and share some love with the Krafty Chicks!