Boo To You

Hello everyone!! Today I have a fun set of Halloween Cards using the fabulous “Happy Halloween” Simple Set by Simple Stories. I am so incredibly excited for Halloween!! It is my favorite holiday!! How about you?? I can’t wait to send these spooky cards out to family and friends!!

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I decided to make a set of six cards and a matching box to keep them all in!! These little boxes are so easy to make!! Perfect for those larger scrap pieces you have left over!! You can find lots of tutorial on YouTube!!

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The first two cards I decided to use black cardstock for the base of my card. I love being able to write my note in a white gel pen. I find small details like that make it extra fun for your recipient!! I made sure to use lots of foam tape on my stickers to give extra dimension!!

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On the next two cards I cut apart some of the journaling cards to use as my embellishments. Again, using lots of foam tape for dimension. I’m a chunky crafter and feel a card can never have “too much” dimension!! Sometimes it requires extra postage…but that’s okay!!

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The last two cards I used journaling cards as my main embellishment. These two cards are much simpler than the others but still just as cute!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy these fun and spooky set of cards!! Make sure to pick up your own “Happy Halloween” Simple Set and craft away!!!

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Craftin Desert Divas September Release!!

It’s finally here!!!  The Craftin Desert Divas September Release is now in the shop!!!!  Which set is your favorite??  What are you excited to work with?!  I would love to know!!

If you missed the release head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas YouTube channel to see the video for the entire release!!  You can find it HERE!!!

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Glue Dots & Pink and Main Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone!! It’s blog hop day and I’m super excited to share some fun 3-D cards with you!!! If you have come from Melanie’s blog then you are in the right place!! If not head on over to the Glue Dots blog to start hopping!!

First I wanted to thank Glue Dots and Pink and Main for this fun collaboration to bring you all some amazing inspiration and giveaways!!!! You aren’t going to want to miss out on the fun!!! Make sure to read to the bottom of my post for your chance to win!!!

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Christmas is right around the corner…eek!!! Time to start working on those cards!! I absolutely LOVE this new set “Deck the Palms” from Pink and Main because my house is surrounded by gorgeous palm trees!! For my card I wanted to create something 3-D so the recipient could display it. So I created a couple easel cards.

I wanted to give my cards some extra dimension so used some Glue Dots Pop-up dots to adhere all my images. I also used some permanent gluetape and Dot n Go to adhere all my flat pieces.

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I hope you have enjoyed these cards I have created!! Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some awesome prizes!! Pink and Main is giving away a $25 gift certificate!! Glue Dots is also giving away a fun prize package!!!

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Your next stop is Grace’s blog!! Enjoy your hopping!!!

Warm Wishes…

Hello everyone!!    Today is the start of sneak peek week over on the Pink and Main blog!!

I’ve got a fun, warm Christmas card to share with you!!  Introducing “Deck the Palms”….I absolutely love this set!!  Maybe more so because I live in sunny Arizona and am surrounded by palm trees!!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Creating this card was super fun!!  I used the paper collection Beach Babe as the base of my card.  Using the Stitched Top Note Die I cut out a window on my pink patterned paper.  I made sure to pop this entire piece to give the card lots of dimension.  To give it a little more interest I did some “line and dot” detail around the edges using a black gel pen.  I used the Stitched Top Note Die again on some green and white striped patterned paper and some black cardstock and layer those flat inside the window.

Last, I stamped all my images out and colored them with my alcohol markers, also using a white gel pen to add some highlight.  Some of the images are adhered directly to the card and others are popped up using some foam tape to create this fun Christmas scene.

I hope you enjoy this card and the adorable sets that will be released next week!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season…Halloween Style!!

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here sharing some Pink and Main goodies with you!!

My all time favorite holiday is Halloween!!  I love it!!!  When you pair it with some pumpkin spice it’s even more amazing!!  So that’s just what I did with my card today….

Using the new August release stamp and die set “Pumpkin Spice” I paired it with the bat from the Fall Wreath Decor dies to create my fun little Halloween scene.

To create the base of my card I used the Stitched Circle die on some white cardstock.  Next, I cut out some black, light and dark grey pieces using the new Stitched Top Note die.  Of course I had to use the adorable little skull coffee cup as the main “drink” on my card.

I wanted to give the sentiment a little more interest, so I made drew some lines and dots for added detail.

To finish off my card I used some thin strips of acetate to adhere a couple of the bats to to give it them the illusion of flying off the card.  I also used my white gel pen to add some highlights to each of the bats wings along with a slight pinch in the middle to make them more 3D.

I hope you have enjoyed this card!!  Have a wonderful day!!  See you next time!!