Sunday, October 25, 2020

Spooktacular-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

This month in honor of Halloween Deb and I decided to do Halloween themed cards. We also decided to use the same sketch. For my card I started by layering some grey cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some fun Halloween themed patterned papers from the We R Memory Keepers Bewitched 6x6 paper pad on top. I stamped the skull and sentiment from an old Stampin' Up bundle I bought from a crafting destash years ago using Versafine smokey grey ink. I trimmed the focal panel down and matted it with more grey cardstock and glued it directly onto my card. I added a matted strip of the patterned paper from some added interest and to break up the image from the sentiment. To finish off my card I added some clear sparking sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in both 6mm and 4mm. This fun little gem will be given to my best friend Alana, who adores Halloween!!
As for my coffee this month I opted for some McGregor's Jamaican Me Crazy with a little cream in it. It's a nice cozy treat on a chilly morning! Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun she crafted for this month's card collaboration!


Friday, October 2, 2020

Be Thankful

Hello and happy Friday! Autumn is finally here...the weather has cooled off and the leaves are starting to change! My card today was created for the latest If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some burnt orange cardstock from The Paper Studio onto my A2 white card base and then some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP on top of that. I then layered a piece of patterned paper from an autumn themed paper pack I picked up at the dollar spot at my local Target on top. I stamped the sentiment from a stamp I also picked up in the dollar bin at Target onto some more early espresso cardstock using Versamagic ink and heat embossed it with some Recollections detail embossing powder in snow. I cut the cardstock down into a sentiment strip, matted it onto more of the burnt orange cardstock and popped it up off of the card using foam tape from 3M. I then die cut some leaves using crumbcake, early espresso, and burnt orange cardstocks and one of the dies from the Jillian Vance Leaves and Petals die set and layered it onto the sentiment strip. To complete my card I topped it off with some white embroidery thread I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I hope you like my adorable (and ridiculously inexpensive to create) card!