Friday, January 17, 2020

Thinking of You Sisterhood Challenge


I have been playing with Foamiran and making some really pretty flowers.  My sister gave me the Crafters Companion flower making kit for Christmas.  I have had a ton of fun playing with this super thin foam.  It cuts beautifully with thin cutting dies.  Be sure to stop by The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog to see lots of beautiful Thinking of You cards.  
 

The basic supplies for making Foamiran flowers are very thin foam, flower shaped cutting dies, flower stamens, a heat source (iron or candle warmer), a balling tool and a little wire.  The balling tool and spnge mat can be used to form the flowers.


I used different styles of flowers, layered together to form textured flowers.  The thinking of you die was cut twice out of cream cardstock and once out of gold mirror cardstock and glued together to form a sturdy sentiment.


The Foamiran comes n sheets and it is so thin that you can cut multiple layers at the same time using the thin cutting dies.  This is definitely a time saver. You can cut as many layers as you want.  The more layers, the more full your flower will be.  I used three layers for each of my flowers.


I cut the sentiment and the pretty green leaves from patterned paper.  The Crystal Gems are from Nuvo (Tonic Studios).  The flower stamens came with the flower kit, but you can find them online.  These are 1mm stamens.


These are the flowers as I layered the pieces together.  I started with the flower stamens held together by a small piece of wire.  The foam is very thin so you can use the wire to poke holes in the centers of the flowers.  I have seen other crafters use a hole punch or an awl to make the hole, but the wire does the trick as well.
 

I love how this dimensional card came together.  This foam has so many capabilities.  Be sure to visit the Sisterhood of Crafters blog for lots of inspiration.



The Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team Member


I am super ecited to announce that I am now a design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters!  I am so looking forward to creating and sharing cards for our challenges and seeing what all of you make as well.  We also have a couple of other new design team members - be sure to stop by the challenge blog and see their beautiful creations.

The current challenge that started on January 8 is "Thinking of You".  I know I have a couple of fun ideas for this sentiment so I will be creating soon.  We would love to see your Thinking of You designs!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Frame Card



I had a lot of fun creating this frame card using the Spellbinders Adjustable Shadow Box Frame die.  This frame die is great because the die allows you to make the box any size you want it.  


The pieces look strange, but there are several Youtube videos with clear directions that make the frame super easy to make.   The "How to Assemble Spellbinders ShadowBox" video is very helpful. 

I added a folding card to the back of the box for my message.  This creates an easel for display as well.  I cut the Mr. & Mrs. using the Cameo 4 and a cut file designed by Kolette Hall from the Silhouette Design Store.   The rest of the die cuts were created using unbranded dies cut from shimmer and holographic mirrorcard.  

I hope you will give these frame cards a try - they make very elegant gifts.


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Sketch Challenge


I created this Thanks card for the Krafty Chicks Challenge #487 - Sketch.  Each letter represents one of the five sentiments in the sketch.   I wanted to use my new banner alphabet dies (unbranded).  I ued specialty cardstock from Tonic Studios for the background. 


 

I also created a second card for the sketch challenge.  I used Tonic cardstock for the background, once again.  I added a die cut plaque and mirrorcard hellos.  You can find the hello die cuts in my Etsy store, PaperieByJennifer.




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Botanical Die Cuts



I love these new leaf die cuts available in my store, PaperiebyJennifer.  These pretty embellishments are cut from patterned paper.  It is sturdy, but not quite cardstock thickness.  


These die cuts will dress up your journal pages and make really pretty cards.


Each set is cut from 5 or 6 different patterns and several different shapes.  I have wildflower sets as well leaf sets.  Each set is one of a kind.


These are cards I created using the leaves and the wild flowers.




Sunday, December 8, 2019

Oh Christmas Tree



These are a few of the Christmas cards I created this year.  I am sharing these tree themed cards with The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge.  Most of these festive die cuts can be found in my Etsy store, PaperiebyJennifer.
 


S is for Snow Card Challenge



I just had to come back for the next Alphabet Challenge - S is for Snow.  I used gold mirrorcard for the base and cut out a circle to let the white glitter cardstock show through.  I added lots of small, intricate snowflakes all around the circle to form a snowflake wreath.  The snowflakes are cut from mirrorcard and holographic cardstock.  Super shiny!
 


Here are some other wintery cards I made using my snowflake diecuts.  The snowy-looking dotted paper is cotton paper from Tonic Studios.  I love their handmade papers.


  For this card, I started with Nuvo Glacier paste over a stencil.  The paste dries with a shimmery, foiled look.  I added some mirrorcard die cuts to match the silver mirrorcard base and voila, this Christmas card is complete.

Visit my Etsy store, PaperiebyJennifer for loads of intricate snowflake die cuts.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

New Snowflake Die Cuts



I have been busy adding new snowflake die cuts to my Etsy store.  I love the wreath - it would make a really cool shaker card.  This set comes in holographic silver, teal mirrorcard and shimmer cardstock.



This JOY die cut makes a really quick and easy card that is very elegant.  The letters are included so you can mix and match them with the different color frames.




These Deck the Halls ornaments aare super cute!  I can't wait to use one on a Christmas card.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thankful Challenge


 These three Thanksgiving cards are for the Die Cuttin Divas Thankful challenge.  I used Thanksgiving themed background papers and lots of fun die cuts (which can be found in my Etsy store).  I love the texture and sparkle.




 



R is for Ribbon Card Challenge


I am excited to participate in the R is for Ribbon Challenge at Alphabet Challenges.  Several years ago, I was a design team member for this challenge blog and I miss the projects and the talented ladies on this blog.  Be sure to check out their design inspirations.


I used my P-Touch Embellish machine to print the sentiment on red satin ribbon.  I love the elegance of the gold foil.  This machine is very easy to use.


I added patterned paper elements layered over gold foil to coordinate with the foiling on the ribbon.  The glittery holly leaves are the finishing touch.  You can find these pretty holly leaves in my Etsy store.




Saturday, November 23, 2019

Christmas Card Sets



I have some pretty Christmas card sets in the Etsy store, PaperieByJennifer.  The JOY set starts with Christmas plaid over Kraft cardstock.  I die cut holly branches from green glitter paper and added red berries.  The foil sentiment sits on a holly embossed Kraft strip.  I love the rustic and simple design of these cards.




This sparkly card set features handmade cotton paper from Tonic Studios.  This dimensional background makes the perfect backdrop for the pretty ornaments.  The ornaments are made with layered glitter and foil cardstock.  Simple, yet elegant with lots of festive shine.

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Christmas Die Cuts on Etsy


The Christmas card making season is in full swing.  I have been busy cutting trees, greenery, ornaments and sentiments out of really pretty paper and cardstock including foil, glitter and holographic holiday colors.  You can find these treasures at my Etsy store, PaperieByJennifer.

  

The Tim Holtz style greenery really looks fabulous cut out of foil or kraft cardstock.   I have several color choice options including a mixed color variation for each item.  The little pinecone is cut from glittery brown paper - so cute!



 The Christmas sentiments are a must for every card.  I love the different messages and styles. 




5 even have these cool foiled trees.  A simple tree makes a great Christmas card every time.   Pair it with a simple sentiment and voila.  I hope everyone is enjoying their card making this year.  Happy crafting!