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.  

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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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pocket Card Swap

I created this pocket card for a FB swap in the group, Let's Make Cards.  I had never created one of these before, so I had to do a little research.  Luckily, I happened to have one of the 9-section page protectors in my stash.  These are typically used for baseball cards, but they make great ATC holders.

Each of the nine pockets contains a mini card, embellished with all types of goodies.  I tried to keep the decorations as flat as possible knowing that the whole page gets folded into thirds and mailed in a business sized envelope. This is a great way to use up small bits and scraps.

While the front has a card in each slot, the back contains all kinds of little embellishments for the recipient to use on their creations.  I included ribbons, sequins, diecuts and stickers.  I hope my partner enjoys these little tidbits.

I even stamped some art onto the envelope for fun.  I am looking forward to seeing what my partner, Debbie, created for me.

Happy Spring

The newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is Spring.  I love it when winter fades into warm days and lots of garden blooms.

I started by coloring watercolor paper with Distress Oxide sprays in shades of blue and purple.  I used these papers to die cut the pot and the little forget-me-not flowers.

I added tiny iridescent crystals to all of the flower centers.  The macrame plant hanger is an unbranded die.

 I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for the spring sentiment.  I added a little blueprint sketch oxide ink around the edges.  A little foam tape makes the sentiment strip pop.

Join us at The Sisterhood of Crafters and show us your spring inspired creations.

Monday, March 16, 2020

New Decorative Plaque Die Cuts

I love these new specialty card stock decorative elements for cards.  These are available in my Etsy store, PaperiebyJennifer.   These intricate die cuts will really spruce up your next project.

Think of the layering possibilities.  You could easily add your hand stamped sentiment to these decorative plaques.  Come back regularly to see new color combinations.  These are available as single colors, but the color variations change each time I cut them.

I love to use mirrorcard and satin mirrorcard or these pretty die cuts.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Easter Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters

It is time for the next card challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  The new theme is Easter.  I created this Easter card using lots of glitter paper and die cuts.

The Happy Easter sentiment and the little bunnies are cut from brown glitter paper from American Crafts.  The holographic pink cardstock is from a 6 inch DCWV stack. 

All of the cutting dies are unbranded.  The Easter egg, although intricate, cut and weeded beautifully.

I like the way my card turned out - kind of elegant.  Be sure to join us at Sisterhood and post your Easter creation.  The challenge ends March 22.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Patterned Paper Challenge

The new challenge at Sisterhood of Crafters is to use Patterned Paper in your project.  I chose to use this beautiful floral pattern.  It is very busy, but with a vellum diecut, it is the perfect background.  

I cut 3 layers of the Thinking of You die cut - twice from white cardstock and once from gold mirror cardstock.  The layered look of the sentiment really adds a lot of dimension to the card.  The piece is very sturdy beacuase I always use 110lb cardstock for my base.  I wish I had figured out this secret years ago. 

I embellished the card with two Swarovski flatback crystals.  The "I's" needed a little something extra.  Swarovski makes everything sparklier.

I hope you will join us at the Sisterhood of Crafters for this challenge - show us your patterned paper!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New Mushroom Die Cuts

These super fun mushroom die cuts are new in my Etsy shop, PaperiebyJennifer.  I love the patterned paper and the quirky shape.  


I include the little cut out pieces so you can mix and match patterns too.  These would make a really cute nature themed ATC.  What could you make with them?

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Let's Make Cards Challenge

I created these fun cards for the Let's Make Cards Group Facebook challenge.  The theme was purple/black/white.  These were challenging colors to work with, but I liked how the combos turned out.  I wanted to use my new jat die so I cut some purple wildflowers to go with the jars.

This is the sparkly card I received from Lizbeth Kershaw-Collins.  She embossed the stars and hhand stamped the sentiment.  Nicely done!


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Let's Have a Tea Party

The theme for the new challenge at The Sisterhood Challenge blog is "Let's Have a Tea Party".  I created this pretty card using layered papers and lots of die cuts.

I started with a Kraft base and added papers from Tonic Studios and Bo Bunny.  I love the French country look of blue, white and yellow.

  I diecut 3 teapots from both white and blue cardstock and layered them together.  I really like the look of stacked dies - it makes a big difference.  The teapot dies are available at PaperiebyJennifer.  The blue is a textured cardstock from Tonic Studios.  The thank you is from the same paper as well. 

I also cut a white doily to place behind the teapot.  Teapots and doilies go together, right?  

 Be sure to join us at the Sisterhood - we would love to see your Tea Party themed creations.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

New Wildflower Die Cuts

There are lots of new wildflower and leaf spray die cuts available in my Etsy store this week.  Each lot is one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated.

These die cuts were cut from heavy weight paper (not quite cardstock thickness).

These would make beautiful journal decorations and they look amazing on cards.