Saturday, December 27, 2014

I love castles!

Hello and welcome!  Christmas celebrations are behind us and I am ready for a project that is NOT Christmas cards.  I needed to make a birthday card for a little girl.  Who doesn't like the whole castle and being a princess for a day?  So I made her a very detailed castle birthday card.  Let's start off with the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Royalty Palz cut file #2 and #17
~Card base Core'dinations gemstones Amethyst
~Heidi Glace rube on stickers
~Costco Silver tissue paper pack holiday
~ScrappyDew Snowflake File
~Envelope Imaginisce Baby Doll

First thing I did was to take the base of the castle and duplicate it in Make The Cut.  Next   I mirrored the second castle and welded them to create a castle card base. Decorating the castle was the fun part.  The rub on stickers look so cute.

The borders were perfect

I love how the snowflakes fit the card
Now this castle has a very special door.  The Royalty Palz file for the castle has a door but I wanted it to open.  In MTC, I added the phrase to the door (an abbreviated print and cut) and then made another door.  I split the second door down the middle and added some grommets and threaded a pretty pink ribbon through to tie the door closed.  I very carefully barely glued the edges so the second door would stick to the first door.  Here is a pic to better explain.
Door open
Door Closed
Now for the inside.  This little girl is such a girly girl.  She has hair that in the summer goes white and she is just a firecracker!  So I made her a princess that I hope see likes.  On the other side is a happy birthday greeting.


The inside of the card
Now one last picture to show you.  I had the cutest package of paper from Imaginisce called Baby Doll.  This just made the whole card come together.  So here are the finished card and the envelope.
All done!
Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope you had the very best Christmas celebration.  Now next week I have a gift tag to share with you that is for my DIL.  Tell you all about it then.

Happy and Blessed New Year 2015 to all!  Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Santa December 26th, 2014

Ok, so I really didn't call this weeks project this (giggle giggle).  But I sure wanted too!

Gosh only 4 days until Christmas Day.  I have been one busy crafter.  Grand total of Christmas cards made for the bazaar and for myself is (drumroll please) 209!!!!  Just received a check in the mail from Holiday House for $105.00.  Not to shabby for my first bazaar (i'm not counting last year because it got snowed out).

So for the last batch of Christmas (these are for me) cards I used the ScrappyDew file called Beach Santa 2013.  It is a fabulous file with a lot of elements.  This is what I came up with but of course lyrics first...

~Card base is 12x12 Recollections paper
~Inside Merry Christmas downloaded for MTC Gallery
~Elements are all cut out from Recollections paper
~Sand is 3M 220 grit sand paper
~Envelope is Graphic45 Sugar Plum Fairy

So here is the very last Christmas card for the 2014 season (YIPPEE!!!)

The front

Close up

Group shot

G45 Sugar Plum Fairy Envelope
I think that these cards are just that 'something' different from the traditional cards.  Who wants traditional when you can have fun.

I have one last very girly girl card for next week.  Still waiting to hear if you would be interested in a step by step tutorial on how I make my cards.  I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Too much holiday cheer!

That was the first title for this batch of my Christmas cards.  Needless to say, I changed it.

Hi and welcome back for another weekly post of my crafting adventures.  Just to let all of you know, I haven't heard about how I did at the bazaar last weekend.  I am supposed to get a check in the mail by the 15th.  So I will keep you posted.  This weeks card is a super cutie!  But first, the lyrics...

~I made a total of 16 of this type
~ScrappyDew file called Up on the Housetop.
~Recollections paper in various colors
~Core'dinations glitter silk Regal Royal and Snow White
~DCWV Glitter Stack
~For the envelope Graphic45 12 Days of Christmas Collection

I went ahead and made this a 6"x6" card. (for me it's just easier, this way I can see exactly what I am trying to put together)  I have also found that making all the back and inside first helps speed up the process.  Then I cut every piece and slip those into their own envelope.
Anything to help speed up making large amounts of cards is greatly appreciated!

So here is what I came up with.....(drumroll please)
The front
Group Photo 
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas envelopes

I really like how these turned out.  Now only 20 more to go!  This new batch is all for in state friends so when mailed they should get them within a few days.

I am toying with an idea for the new year.  Would you like to see step by step instructions on how I make my cards with photos attached?  Let me know.

So bright blessings for the next week!  Love to all, Jana

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A different kind of mustang

Hello, gosh are you finding that this time of year just gets more busy as Christmas gets closer?  After the marathon of card making for the bazaar (which is happening THIS weekend) I just needed a few moments to collect my thoughts and make a simple birthday card.  (even though i still have about 35 more Christmas cards to make for ME)

Here are the lyrics~

~Recollections paper
~Zenith Zing and Make the Cut software
~Some really old stickers
~Dessert background that has been hanging around

I used the Scrappy Wild West file.  It has a lot of very cute western themed pieces that you can get really creative with.  I just love that about all the ScrappyDew files!!!

Now a little story about the person getting this card.  Max is the brother of one of our employees and has been helping Bob get our boat back to perfect.  He also has a red 1965 Mustang.  It is just beautiful.  So I thought why not a play on words.  So here is the birthday card I created. (sorry about the pic)

I also made him a big plate of my man catcher brownies.  He just laughed and laughed and then ate all the brownies.

Next week I hope to show you the christmas cards that I made for me to send out.  

So until then, Bright Blessings, Jana