Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Quick Quotes, Spellbinders, Our Daily Bread Designs and an Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 Welcome to the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge sketch.  I found the most beautiful Quick Quotes paper from my time on their design team.  I found it perfect for a Thanksgiving week thank you card.

Here's the sketch:


Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangles make the perfect stitched frames.  The sentiment is a Spellbinders die as are the leaves.  This card came together pretty quickly by using nesting dies and a coordinating paper collection.


Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Autumn Blessing paper
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangles
Spellbinders leaves from Foliage and various sets
Spellbinders phrase set two

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



thank you for stopping by

Alicia



Monday, November 23, 2020

National Espresso Day~Cricut Coffee Challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2

Did you know today is National Espresso Day? And time for a new challenge theme Bitten By the Bug 2's Coffee Creations Challenge.  I made a couple of cards using a couple of different cartridges.  My first card uses old Creative Memories paper embossed with coffee cups.  I cut the image using a brown card stock and the same patterned paper collection.


My straw is stamped and die cut from a Stampin Up set.  I used an old clear stamp set for the sentiment and die cut.


Ingredients:
Cricut Love you a Latte image
Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 paper
Quickutz Nesting Lace Rectangle
Tim Holtz Embossing folder On the Go
TPC Studio Coffee Cafe (sentiment)
Stampin Up Coffee Cafe stamp and die (straw)
Stampin Up Crumb Cake ink
kraft card stock

My second card stays monochromatic with coffee colors.  I used several different papers including velvet.  I also covered white card stock with washi tape for the patterned pieces.  I cut the adorable die cut sentiment from Stamplorations out of the velvet paper.  


I mounted the Cricut cut on a die cut circle as opposed to a coaster.


I must admit I CASEd this awesome card. Mine doesn't have quite the same beauty.  The cup as a separate element is super neat.




Ingredients:
Cricut Latte Art Coaster image
Cutplorations sentiment die
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circle
kraft card stock
misc papers and velvet paper
washi tape
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




 

Don't forget to join us at Bitten By the Bug 2's Coffee Creations Challenge until December 7.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia





 

Bling on the Turkey! Karen Burniston Pop n Swap for Dies R Us

Happy Thanksgiving, Alicia here today.  I don't know about you but this holiday just won't be the same without the large gatherings for food and fellowship.  I hope sending this card will brighten someone's holiday. At first glance it's a nice enough card with a neat cut away but wait for it...

Wow!  the Karen Burniston Pop n Swap die set really packs a punch.  The top turkey is just fine but as he disappears the bottom turkey appears all blinged out with glitter and other specialty papers.


The mechanism works super smooth, however there are a couple of tricks and tips to keep in mind.  The top pop up has a limited field of movement, be sure and test before adhering permanently.  I had to trim the bottom of the top frame.  Always check any movement for catch points before finalizing placement.  


I basically followed Karen Burniston's instructional video for this mechanism.  I even rounded the corners of my card.  I found that the best method for my first time working with this die set.  I can't wait to dream up more fun uses for this one!


I used the following products in my card:
Quick Quotes Autumn Blessings designer papers and Powderpuff chalking ink
Inside sentiment-misc fonts cut with a Cricut
misc papers
sequins

and from the store...







Friday, November 20, 2020

Cricut Pow-HER-ful Card

Good day to you, my readers.  Today is National Beautiful Day! I want to share this awesome card I created for my beautiful coworker.  I found this image just too cool and she was the perfect recipient.  I didn't want it too flashy but thought the brown glitter was the perfect amount of bling!


A side view of the glitter.  It has a hint of pink/red to it, so a perfect match with the pink paper.  It was a super quick make, I cut the image in pink on the Cricut, it was a bit plain so I die cut it and layered the glitter paper cut in the next larger size.  Both of those layers on top of a printed paper and on the card base.  It couldn't have been easier but still quite a striking card.


Ingredients:
Cricut Access image
K & Co Brown Glitter card stock
The Paper Studio Bright Pink shimmer
Paper from my stash
Spellbinders Label Eleven dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Creative Memories Locally Grown with Stick It Down sketch

It feels like it has been so long since I have scrapped.  I have been into my 3-D objects lately and they take some time.  But it is time for my to switch gears and get some pages scrapped for my SIL.  I scrap pages of my nephew every year and give them to her for Christmas.  

Here is the sketch I used from Stick It Down:


When I saw how the title was attached in the sketch, I knew my Cricut maker would be the key.  I used Cricut Sans since it was a straight and simple font and simply welded it to the mat.  I felt the prints were too large to look good with as the cut so I switched it up and used a solid for this portion of the sketch.

I fell in love with the Creative Memories paper and when this photo of my nephew popped up, I knew exactly what paper with which I would scrap it.


I added some of the border stickers around the photo to simulate the wavy frame.  I simple cut the original 12" sticker down to fit the sides.  I found the sentiment and radishes in the Just Because Card image set.  They were the perfect touch!


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Locally Grown papers and stickers
Cricut Just Because cards~radishes and sentiment
Cricut Sans font and square
misc card stock including Bazzill and American Craft
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink: Green leaf, Lemonade, Maraschino Cherry

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Thank you for stopping by 

Alicia

Monday, November 16, 2020

Hey Y'all~Karen Burniston Barn Pop Up card

 Hey y'all! Alicia with you today.  You probably don't know this but I am originally from Georgia, so when I saw this word die set from Frantic Stamper I just had to have it.  This sentiment paired with Karen Burniston's barn die and animals are the perfect combination.  The barn pop up is one of the easiest assemblies from Karen Burniston without sacrificing the wow factor, pop ups bring.

Here is the front of the card.  I used the Karen Burniston Farm Edges on the front of the card adding one layer using Frantic Stamper Grassy Hill Edgers.  I dressed up the goat as the farmer.  I used the Karen Burniston Cat & Dog smaller kerchief instead of the one that comes with the Karen Burniston Tiny Accessories 3.  The pitchfork is part of that set.  I also enhanced the tractor with the hints Karen Burniston gives in her instructional video.

I created a few more animals for the inside.  I used small portions of the Frantic Stamper Grassy Hill Edgers on each side of the barn.  I used the fence from Karen Burniston Farm Edges folded in half and glued inside the barn.  I then glued the cows on the fence, one on each side to create depth.


I just love how the barn doors open.  I couldn't find an animal that I liked tucked inside.  I thought the straw paper looks pretty cool showing through.  I did find the owl was too cute peeking through the top window.


I have highlighted some of the assembly steps in the collage below. The upper right photo illustrates the sliding door assembly.  It couldn't be easier. The trickiest part is putting the glue on just the right pieces.  The upper left photo shows my cow and goat assembly.  They each have embossed areas to ink up details of the animals.

You can see in the bottom right corner how I attached the owl inside before gluing the barn together.  You can also see how to glue the tabs to each side of the barn.  The final step is a drop of glue at the top of the barn and hold between the fingers for a minute until the glue dries.  The final photo is a side view of the barn, fence and cows.  It really is so flat.  I don't think extra postage will be needed even with all the animals and details.

I used the following dies in my project.

Frantic Stamper Hey Y'all










Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Stampin Up Acorny Thank you set with Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Today I am dropping by to say Hi with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge latest's challenge.  I know this Stampin Up set is a bit older but I purchased it gently used and this is my first time playing with it.  As soon as I saw the acorns on the sketch I KNEW I had to use it.  


Here's the sketch:


I had a lot of fun creating variations of the acorns.  For this card I settled with the embossing and colors shown here, a little glitter, a little grit (Tim Holtz Distress embossing powders).


 Ingredients:
Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 paper
Stampin Up A Corny Thank you stamps
Colorbox Mix'd Media Leather ink
Distress, glitter and glossy embossing powders
Stampin Up Acorn Builder punch
Tutti Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circle dies
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Don't forget to play along with  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping by

Alicia