Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Happy Birthday Tag

 

 
Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  The theme for the new challenge is "Anything but a Card".  My granddaughter's birthday is coming up so I made her an over the top, pink birthday tag.  The satin mirrorcard is very hard to photograph.  

 
I used sparkly glitter cardstock from Tonic Studios.  They have the best papers.  The cupcake die comes with lots of flowers- I will have to use them on another project.  The beautiful hand-dyed seam binding ribbon is from Dry Gulch.

 
I hope you will join the fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenges.


 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Autumn Inspiration

 

 
 
 
Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  The theme for the new challenge is "Autumn".  Crisp, cool air is coming.  Show us your fall inspired creations.
 
I love these pretty autumn leaves.  I cut them from glitter and mirror cardstock.  You can find them in my Etsy shop PaperieByJennifer.
 

Be sure to visit the challenge blog and show us your autumn inspired creations.




 

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Purple and Black Challenge

 

 
The October theme at Pearly Sparkles Challenges is to use the colors Purple and/or black.  I decided to make a Halloween card since it is perfect timing.  I started with purple 110lb cardstock for the card base and added Tonic Studios purple glitter cardstock.  Next, I die cut a stitched rectangle frame from the new Tim Holtz Halloween paper.  
 
I cut the haunted house die cut from black holographic cardstock.  The colors shift as you hold it in the light.  I cut several tombstones from mirror and glitter cardstock.  I added a glittery white ghost to finish it off.

 
Be sure to join us in the challenge.  We would love to see your creations.


 

Pink Pearls

 

The September theme at Pearly Sparkles Challenges is Pink Pearls and Sparkle.  I created this pretty card using both glitter and pearls.  I tipped the little roses in glitter and they are super sparkly.  I used a white leaf spray die cut which contrasts nicely with the pink patterned paper background.

 
I used Nuvo embossing powder for the sentiment.  I love Nuvo EP - it always melts perfectly. 

Join us at the challenge blog and show us your pretty pink creations.


 

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Thinking of You

 

  

 
Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  The theme for the new challenge is "It's the Thought that Counts".  Show us your creations where the sentiment takes center stage.
 
I used this large, thinking of you sentiment die and cut it from textured cardstock from Tonic Studios.  I added a glittery frame and a tiny crystal to dot the "i".  The star of the show is without a doubt, the beautiful marbled paper background.  My sister creates these works of art.  You can find them in her Etsy shop, CraftFanaticDesigns.
 
Be sure to join us at the challenge blog and show us your creations.

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Masculine Card

 

 

Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  Everyone needs masculine cards from time to time.  This card was perfect for a customer's son-in-law.  Be sure to join us at the challenge blog and show us your creations.

 I started with patterned paper and added a geometric background die cut.  Then I grabbed the Tonic Studios textured cardstock for the rectangle, sentiment and the car.   This cardstock is fabuous to work with.  It has a pearly sheen and beautiful texture.  All dies are unbranded.

Be sure to join our challenge and show us your creations.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Shimmer Background Papers


I just created these amazing backgrounds to use on card designs.  I love these deep embossing folder designs.  They leave such an intricate impression.  Each background is super shimmery with different colors of shimmer spray.

These are available in my Etsy shop PaperieByJennifer.







Friday, July 31, 2020

Have a Lovely Day


The August theme at Pearly Sparkles Challenges is Anything Goes.  I created this pretty card using one of my sister's fabulous marlbed background papers. Each background is unique as well as double sided.  She uses watercolor paper and the colors are just dreamy.  You can find them in her Etsy shop, CraftFanaticDesigns.



I added some fun die cuts and even a little rubber stamping for the sentiment.  I hope you will join the challenge and show us your creations.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Take me to the Beach



Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  Everyone loves the beach.  This is the new theme for our challenge.  Be sure to join us at the challenge blog and show us your creations. 


I started with wave shaped cutting dies.  I found an ancient K&Co.paper pad with an ocean theme.  This is why I never get rid of craft supplies.  You just may need them!  I layered the papers together and added some coordinating K&Co. chipboard stickers.  


I just received these cute little Adirondack chairs so I thought they would be perfect for watching the waves roll in.  



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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Ink it Up!




Welcome to the newest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog.  This time, it is my turn to host the challenge.  I love to use ink on my projects so the new challenge is to use ink  on your creation.  Be sure to join us at the challenge blog and show us your creations.


I love the Distress Oxide inks and I found these blending brushes work beautifully to apply the colors.  I used  simple stripe pattern and blended the colors where they overlapped.  This made a nice background for the baby card.  I think I will be using the new Speckled Egg color on everything for awhile.


I used a few unbranded dies to create the embellishments.  I love the new rose flower background die - the edges are really unique.  I cut this from mirrorcard and you can find these in my Etsy shop, PaperiebyJennifer.  I used white glitter cardstock for the onesie and BABY sentiment.  This was the perfect color choice since this baby card is for parents who did not find out the gender of the baby.  I love it!

 

Be sure to show us your favorite inking techniques on the blog!

 

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!