Saturday, October 19, 2019

New Flower and Leaf Die Cuts

I have added some really beautiful new flower and leaf die cuts to my Etsy store, PaperiebyJennifer.  Why use plain paper when you can have metallic accents?  I love using these intricate designs in specialty paper in my card creations.  Custom color requests accepted! 

These leaves have a definite vintag-y feel.  The paper is Tim Holtz's Wallflower paper stack.  These are itching to be distressed with a little ink.  The patterns vary.  You can find them here.

I used these beautiful leaves for this thankful card.  The background has gold embossing which adds a touch of elegance.

This layering rose has so much potential!  You can layer various colors together for a one-of-a-kind flower. You can find these pretty roses here.

I have included glitter, shimmer and foil cardstock in my assortment.  Message me for other colors.

I created this cheerful card using these layered roses.  I love the embossed foil background.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hello Card

I designed this pretty card for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #127.  I love the birds and the metallic foil accents.  The image is from a napkin that I just had to keep.  The Hello sentiment will be available soon in my Etsy Die Cut store.  Be sure and check out the specialty paper die cuts.  I add more designs each week.  Most listings have an inspiration card photo to get you started.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Thinking of You and Sympathy Card Sets

I created a colorful but simple set of four Think of You cards for my new Etsy store.  I love the way the Distress Oxide ink looks behind the bold, black leaf die cut.  I went old school and rubber stamped the sentiment and the black border.  I did not have a cutting die for the frame so I cut them out by hand.  I layered the background on 110 lb kraft cardstock.  

I also created this With Sympathy card set for my store.  I used patterned paper for the backgrounds and added a single cream colored die cut flower for the focal point.  I used the Foil Quill with the Silhouette Cameo machine to create the sentiment.  That foiling tool is kind of amazing.  You can use any font or design that you can create.

Mixed Media Challenge

I created this Autumn card for the Mixed Media Challenge for October.  This month's challenge is Anything Goes with optional orange.   I used a tag and acorn die cuts from my Etsy store, Paperie by Jennifer.  I used lots of Distress Oxide inks and some beautiful seam binding ribbon from Dry Gulch

Saturday, September 28, 2019

My New Etsy Die Cut Store!

Welcome to Paperie by Jennifer, my new Etsy store!

I am excited to say that I have opened my Etsy store to sell die cuts and handmade cards.   I absolutely love using die cuts in my creations and I know a lot of other card makers do as well.  I am always looking for the perfect design so I hope you all will enjoy my listings.  I use specialty cardstock for my die cuts including glitter, foil, shimmer, watercolored and decorative cardstock.  

I will be working on adding Christmas, flowers, leaves, frames and more categories to my Etsy store over the next few weeks.  I will also have beautiful handmade card sets and one of a kind card designs.  If you are looking for a particular die cut please let me know.  Custom orders cheerfully attempted.  

Drop by and heart my store and let me know what you are looking for.  Happy crafting! 

Here is a cute autumn card I created using the beautiful filigree pumpkin die cuts that you can find in my Pumpkin listing.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Vintage Style Cards

This was a fun card to make and it was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.  I used Tim Holtz Collage Paper and a page from an old book.  I added lots of ink, of course.  The sentiment is from the Tonic Studios monthly kit #21.  The dir cut flowers were cut from watercolor paper and inked with Distress Oxides.  The flowers and leaves are from a combination of Tim and unbranded dies.

I am entering this card in The Flower Challenge anything goes challenge.

I was inspired to use some of the Tim Holtz wall paper for this card.  I collaged watercolored flowers and a K & Co. butterfly.  The dainty thanks is made from sparkly bronze cardstock.

When I made the background for the first card, I made a second one as well.  I added diecuts and a seam binding bow.  I love the glitter diecuts.  The mum flower has a lot of texture.  I had an embossed piece of teal paper that I hadn't used that made the perfect flower diecut.  This is why I never throw really cool paper away. :)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sacred Space CAL

The new Sacred Space CAL by Helen Shrimpton started this week.  There are many crocheters who happily anticipated the start of this project.  Helen always creates magnificent projects.  We appreciate the thorough instructions and the accompanying videos - the videos are life savers.  

I am working on part one which contains 30 rows.  Part 2 will be released at the end of next week.  This blanket will be for my daughter-in-law, Koharu.  Blue is her favorite color too.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Myriad CAL

I have been making great progress on my Myriad CAL crocheted blanket.  The pattern is by Iman van der Kraan.  You can find the pattern as well as instructional videos for each part on Ravelry.  This complex design has 15 parts and I am working on part 11 at the moment.  I chose Caron Simply Soft yarn for this one.  I have learned some fun new stitches. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Watercolor Diecut Background Card

I created this pretty card using watercolor paper and Lindy's Magicals for the CAS Watercolour Blog Challenge.  The photo doesn't do the iridescent shimmer justice.  This is an unbranded die full of flowers.  I added a funky floral flower die and a stamped sentiment in the corner to finish it off.  I love the pop of Lindy's colors. 

Pastel Flower Card

The new challenge at The Flower Challenge is Pretty Pastels.  I created my pretty pastel flower card using patterned and glittered papers, unbranded shine and leaf dies and packaged flowers.  I cut the shine sentiment 3 times and stacked the glitter piece over 2 pieces of white cardstock.  This will be perfect for someone who needs a little encouragement.

Water Challenge - Funkie Junkie

This card is for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Water Challenge this month.  I used Tim's Alcohol pearls on Yupo paper for the background.  For the greenery, I foiled alcohol ink paper which always adds a lot of interest.  The water plants were cut using some of Tim's funky floral dies as well as an unbranded die.   The fish was fussy cut using a fish that my daughter, Alexandra drew for me.  I searched everywhere, but couldn't find a fish stamp or diecut.  I think her fish is perfect!  I added Nuvo jewel drops for the eye.  To finish off the card, I adhered a little Distress glitter and Judikins Speckles as well as Stampendous embossing powder to create the sand. 

This isn't my usual style of card making, which is why I love the challenges.  They can really stretch your comfort zone as well as your imagination.  If you haven't tried a challenge, I encourage you to participate.  It is a good way to use supplies that have been sitting in your stash as well.  I had not used the Judikins speckles in many years, but it made perfect sand.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Gardens

We are really enjoying our raised garden beds this year.  I planted early and filled the 9 beds with cool weather loving crops like spinach lettuce, radishes, beets, snow peas, carrots and potatoes.  As a result, we have been enjoying fresh salads from the garden for months.  I like to grow sturdy-leaved lettuce varieties like romaine so that they have a nice crunch in a salad. 


These are some of our different radishes and beets.  One of the varieties I planted was the Easter Egg radish.  They were very colorful.  The beets did very well in the raised beds.

We placed hog panels between the beds to form arches for the climbing plants.  For spring, we have peas and snow peas.  My new favorite snow pea is a golden variety called Golden Sweet.  The lighter color makes it much easier to see the pods when harvesting.

These are some of our pretty flowers from the perennial beds.  The iris is an older variety from a friend and the little purple flowers are called Wine Cups.

The beautiful and fragrant rose is a newcomer to the gardens this year.  I found it at Walmart.  The columbines are behind my house and have been coming back since 1994.  Some years the colors are different from hybridizing, but they are always pretty. 



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Testing Lindy's Magicals

My favorite thing to do when I get new craft supplies is to try them out.  I love to see the colors and the sparkle of Lindy's Magicals.  5 ordered three new sets: Sweet Treats, Drink Me silly and Prairie Wildflower. 

I used a watercolor brush to test the colors on a piece of watercolor paper.  Once it dried, I used the scrap pieces for die cutting.  This is a creative use of the scraps and they always make unique die cuts.  All dies are unbranded.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lindy's Inspired Doodle Cards

Lindy's designer, Asia, posted these beautiful cards she made using her own doodles and Lindy's Magicals.  Her post can be found on the Lindy's blog.  I was inspired to try making my own.  My daughter, Alexandra, is a talented artist and she created all of the doodles.

As she was drawing more doodles, I began coloring the designs with Lindy's Magicals and a watercolor brush.  Each design is unique and will make a beautiful card.

I used several colors, listed below and each time I switched colors, I :cleaned up" the mess on my glass mat using a piece of watercolor paper.  I really hate to waste the pretty sparkly watercolors.  The end result turned out beautifully.   

I used an unbranded die to cut a glossy black flower design.  I glued this over the Lindy's scrap color background.  Beautiful!

Lindy's Magicals Used:

Clam Bake Beige
Prima donna Purple
Hi Maintenance Magenta
Whale Watch Blue
Blingy Blonde
Autumn Maple Crimso
Sassy Sapphire
Drop Dead Gorgeous Green
Ponderosa Pines Olive
Time Travel Teal
Salt Water Taffy
Sea Grass Green