Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Three of a Kind Challenge

The July theme at Pearly Sparkles Challenges is for Three of a Kind.  I chose to use three butterflies on this pretty collage style card.  I love these goopy, full cards.  I present these in a clear gift box since they are too dimensional for a standard envelope.

I started with layered papers and die cuts.  I always love to add lots of beautiful flowers and lace or ribbon.  The green buckle holding the lace is a metal piece that has been in my stash forever.

My first butterfly is a die cut that I cut from holographic cardstock.  You can find them at PaperiebyJennifer.  The other two butterflies are ephemera snippets.

I used Nuvo drops in several places on the card.  I love the dimension they give.

I hope you will join us at Pearly Sparkles Challenges.  We would love to see what you create! 
I also entered this in these challenges:


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Use a Stencil Card Challenge

elcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  This challenge is to  use a stencil in your creation.  Be sure to join us at the challenge blog and show us your creations.

I started with DecoFoil gel over a hexagon patterned stencil.  I let the gel dry over night and then heated up my laminator to foil the background.  The results are pretty cool.

Next, I added mirrorcard die cuts in layers to create the flowers and leaves.  The little acrylic gems finish off the flower centers.  The Happy Birthday circle die cut will be available in my Etsy shop, PaperieByJennifer, very soon.

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Here Comes the Bride

Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  This challenge is to create a wedding card.

I blended specialty cardstock and die cuts to create this giftable card.  I used Tonic Studios glitter cardstock for the wedding bells and the sentiment is from one of their monthly craft kits.  I always like to convey best wishes to the couple as it is tradition to say congratulations only to the groom.  

I hope you will join us at The Sisterhood Challenges and we look forward to seeing your wedding creations.

Nuvo Deluxe Glue
Tonic Craft Kit

Monday, June 1, 2020

For the Boys - Pearly Sparkles Challenge

The theme of my first challenge as a design team member at Pearly Sparkles Challenges is for The Boys/Men.  I chose a pirate ship die cut from black glitter cardstock for my main image.  I liked the look of the "shiplap" background even though the wood is vertical.

I inked the background using Stormy Sky and Frayed Burlap Oxide inks and these blending brushes.  I like using these brushes for all of my backgrounds.  I left the middle uncovered since I knew the die cut was going to cover it up.  Can't waste the precious ink!

I love how this turned out and it will be used as one of the three Father's Day cards I need to create.  Be sure to join us at Pearly Sparkles Challenges and show us your creation for the guys.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Favorite Technique

Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  This challenge is to create something using your favorite technique.  

My current favorite technique is stacked or layered die cuts.  By layering pieces together, you can create really nice definition in your die cuts.  They stand up and stand out without adding too much bulk to a card.  You can use multiple pieces of the same die cut and glue the layers together or you can cut the die cut a second time from foam.  Either way, you glue the layers together with liquid adhesive.  I like to use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive from Tonic Studios.

I also love to use flowers in my creations - I don't think you can ever have enough flowers.  Sometimes I create my own using cutting dies.

Be sure to hop over to The Sisterhood to see the beautiful creations of the other design team members as well as submissions from other talented crafters.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog - New DT Member

I am excited to be joining the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog as their newest design team member.  The projects are monthly and I can't wait to begin with the June challenge. Pearly and sparkly things are my favorite kind of things.

The current challenge is to create something with a ribbon and/or a bow.  There is still plenty of time this month to submit your creation at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.

Join me next month as well where I will post my first entry on the team.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Birds Bees and Butterflies

Join us at The Sisterhood of Crafters for the newest challenge, Birds, Bees and Butterflies.   I had a lot of fun finding the right die cuts for this challenge.  I started with a gold embossed background colored with Distress Oxide inks.

I added a gold textured bird cut from Tonic Studios paper.  I used metallic cardstock for the Thinking of You and the pretty butterfly die cuts.  These are all available in my Etsy die cut store, PaperiebyJennifer.

Be sure to join us at The Sisterhood of Crafters - we would love to see your creation!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Colorful Layered Succulents

I had so much fun creating colorful layered succulents with the Succulent die cutting set from The Greetery.  I started with spray ink backgrounds and cut several different sets from these colors.  I mixed and matched to create colorful succulents.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Birthday Folded Card

 The newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is to create a fun fold and/or birthday project.  I decided to do both.  The fold part is unusual because the card opens by opening the bottom birthday downward and opening the candle, floral section updawards.  The inside is blank for your personal message.  

This was a fun challenge - I typically make all of my cards the same way so I enjoyed working on this.  I received the fun candles from our die swap in the Facebook group, Better by the Dozen Die Cut Swap.  Stop by FB and check it out.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is available in glitter and mirrorcard colors in my Etsy store, PaperiebyJennifer.

Be sure to join us at the challenge blog and show us your creation.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Black Cardstock Card Challenge

I rarely use black cardstock in my designs unless it is for an accent.  In fact I mostly have it for Halloween bats and spider webs.  My neice, Lani, decided our next card challenge should be to create something using black cardstock.

I started by embossing the Leaf Canopy stamps from Altenew with Nuvo white embossing powder.  This was a multi-step process in order to cover the whole background.  Then I used Prima Metallic Watercolors to fill in the leaves.  I thought about filling in the background with white watercolor, but in the end I left the black so the colors would pop.

I would love to see your designs using black cardstock. Click the Linky Tool below to show us your creation. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

A Collection of Cards - Feeling Creative

I have been able to create a few more cards than normal since I have been working remotely.  It has been fun to grab some of my elements and get things finished.  This one uses Tim Holtz's funky floral dies that I inked with Distress Oxide Inks.  The rectangle die is unbranded.  I love the crystal gems from Nuvo.

This one is simple but it was fun to create.  I used Distress Spray Stains as watercolors.  The image was heat embossed with Classic Gold embossing powder from Nuvo.  It is my favorite EP ever.

This was a pretty flower that I colored with Lindy's Magicals.  I think the blue tones work well with the silver embossing powder.

I had an extra macrame plant hanger in my stash, so I decided to add some iridescent leaf die cuts and complementary acrylic gems.

These were fun collage style cards that I made from an ephemera pack from Canvas Corp.  The objective was to use lots of texture.  They both start with a layer of inked canvas material.  I love the vintage style. 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Kids Card

The theme of the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is "kids".  I created this colorful birthday card with an adorable llama die cut.  Be sure and visit the challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have created, and of course, show us your card for kids as well.

I created the background using various washi tape strips.  This was a fun use of my zillion washi tape colors.  I put down an extra large area of tape and then trimmed with my paper cutter before mounting onto a standard sized card base.

I cut a frame from cream cardstock using two unbranded dies taped together.  I love the stitched edge on these frames.  The Happy Birthday die cut was cut from cream cardstock as well. 

I decided that the cream happy birthday did not stand out against the busy washi tape background so I decided to color it.  I used my Arteza brush markers (see below link).  These are amazing brush markers.  I love the color range and the value.

For the little llama, I layered glitter cardstock over gold mirrorcard.  He is so cute!

I also inked up a batch of banners.  I started with regular cardstock and inked it up with various colors of Distress Oxide ink.  I inked before I cut since it is so much easier than trying to color cut items.
 You can find these banners in my Etsy store, PaperiebyJennifer.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Pocket Card Swap

I received my pocket card swap package today.  What a wonderful surprise!  Debbie Brown created the most beautiful little ATCs.  I love the bright, cheery colors and the spring theme.

 The details make the whole thing.  I loved the positive sentiments and the pretty decorations.
Even the bunny is textured.

Debbie sent me a huge amount of embellishment goodies to use on future projects.  Thanks Debbie for the nice note and for sharing your talent!

You can find our Let's Make Cards group on Facebook. #PocketCardSwap

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cardstock Only Challenge

My sister and I decided to create a monthly challenge for card making.  We choose a Youtube video that features a cardstock only project.  The video is by Gerry's Craft Room.   It was a true challenge to put aside all of the embellishments and decorations I would normally use.

I started with three colors of 110lb cardstock and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The folder is called Blossom Dance by Anna Griffin.  I love the floral pattern of this folder.

I cut the pieces so that they would be nicely layered.  The embossed piece is the top layer.  I use double sided sticky tape from Sookwang.

I used the same shades of cardstock for the diecuts.  All of the dies are unbranded.  I cut the leaves apart and used them around the flowers.  

We would love for you to join our challenge.  Add your picture to the below link - you do not have to have a blog to participate.  The challenge is open from now until April 15, 2020.  There will be a die cut package as the prize (for US addresses only).  The winner will be randomly chosen from all posts.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Colorful Leaves

This cute little card was inspired by Spellbinders.  They have a short video showing how to create this colorful design.

I started with an unbranded leaf die and cut it three times from a piece of cream colored cardstock.  

Then I used blender brushes and Distress Oxide inks to create a background.   I did not want the lines to be crisp - I wanted a mix of the colors that would provide interest through the leaf layer.  I added a simple sentiment stamped with black Versafine ink.  I love how it turned out.

Be sure to check out Spellbinders for great products and more fun ideas.