Thursday, May 19, 2022

BUTTERFLY EASEL CARDS


 Because I appreciate that stamp companies sponsor different blog challenges I like to occasionally go to them and see what they have on offer.  One such case is CraftsUprint.  I love so many of these images and cut files!!  There are cut files for your Cricut if you're a Cricut user and Cuts for your Silhouette if you use one of those.  Plus they have so many 3D card files.  This one is a Butterfly one that I found and fell in love with.  In fact, I purchased the same one is a few different colors.  So far I've made two of them.  What is super cool is that you can make them as large or as small as your printer and your cutting machine will allow.  These were both created by Carol Dunne.  

The first one I will show you is the Black&White Layered Butterfly Easel.  Aside from what it already comes with, I added to mine some shimmer on the top layer using a CTMH shimmer pen and some black gems.  I also added glossy accents over the button cut.  I used my Cricut's print and cut feature to make this.  When this is folded closed it will fit into a 3-1/2" x 5" envelope.  So I made it pretty small.


I had a difficult time taking a good picture of it., one that would show the shimmer as well ask the layers.


The second one I did was the Butterfly easel Pansies and forget-me-nots.  This one I did quite a bit larger.  The final measurement when folded shut is approx 7.25" x 5".  For this one I did add buttons to the wings.  I used blue pearls down the spine of the butterfly and used Glossy Accents only on the "string" of the buttons.



I purched a few others from the Carol Dunne shop section of CraftsUprint.  

One of the other things I found here were images from Bugaboo and The Paper Shelter.  As many of you were sad to see, the Bugaboo shop closed.  Well, now you know where you can find them again!  :)  I didn't see anywhere where the artist mentioned they were Bugaboo images...I also didn't look super close.

I will say, the only BIG draw back of shopping here is that you can not just go and grab one project.  You have a minimum you have to spend before you can even check out.  It isn't a huge limit, but still...if you don't have time to spend trying to pick things out from the hundreds of thousands of awesome things, that is a HUGE issue!  LOL

Okay, so that is my "review" of CraftsUprint and a couple of the projects I've made using their items.  I am quite certain you will see many more items I've made, especially since I've been shopping 3 times now, and met the minimum and then some each time!  haha

Thanks for looking!

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

A Place To Start – ATG w/OPT. Lillies & Lace

InspirationStation – flower shop (the flowers in the second butterfly wings)


Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Unicorn Challenge Blog – include pearls/bling

Papercraft Challenges – Add Bling

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Layer It Up

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – buttons &/or Bows

Double D Challenges – Monochromatic 

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– 

Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Use a new technique

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Add some sparkle

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Father's Day Doxie

 The challenge this fortnight over at Creatalicious is "Father's Day".  There isn't a sponsor, so this is just for the fun of it.  I just snagged this adorable image over at CraftsUprint, called A Dogs Life Card Front.  It comes with two sentiments "happy birthday" and "Happy Father's Day".  I added three buttons and a little bow.  I used some Glossy Accents on his nose and eyes.


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – ATG w/Snippets being the buttons & hemp twine

Paper Funday – ATG W/OPT Family

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – buttons &/or Bows

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

Daisy Chain Challenges – Add an Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Saturday, May 7, 2022

COFFEE BLOG HOP BONUS

Hello!  Did you know there is a big blog hop going on right now, specifically for coffee lovers?  Yep!  Cool huh?  Jessica Lynn Original Studio is giving away a fun Willy Wonka Coffee set.  This is what I made using one of the sentiments and the main image.


I went with the Jonny Depp version of the show, he had the burgundy suit, the original was purple.  LOL  The rose was a print and cut from Cricut.  I used two DP scraps I had laying around and some gems.  Thanks for the freebie JessicaLynn!!  :)

HUGS,
KAREN C

Use Your Stuff – Inspired by Cinema

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Food and/or Drink


Pink and Lacy Mother's Day

 This Mother's Day card was made by request.  I was told pink and lacy.  With that to go on, well, as you can imagine, I had fun!  Pink and lacy, two of my favorite things!  LOL Istarted with the freebie Wee Stamps image called Miss Kitty.  I pulled out all of my lacy/pearl things I had, decided on the two you see.  I made the stick pin.  Using two dies I cut the leaves behind the flowers & pin.  I also cut the sentiment out with a die cut.  Using my piercing tool I pierced around the image and the other piece behind the image (all papers are from CTMH).  The flower on the sentiment was in a baggy full of plastic findings.  I used a punch to do the one butterfly on the image.  I added pearls to make them look like the butterfly's flight path.  I also added two bows.  Over all, I love how this turned out!  So did the friend who requested it.



Thanks for looking!

Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) - 
Double Trouble –  Thing1- Use Rainbow Colors or Pink is predominant  Thing3- include something make believe.  Thing2 – enter the Colorful Options “Pink and/or Rainbow” challenge

A Place To Start – ATG w/OPT. Lillies & Lace

Unicorn Challenge Blog – include pearls/bling

Shopping our stash (up to 13 total challnges)– For a special person (mom, Gma…)

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Feminine

Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) – ATG in Mainly Pink

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

Daisy Chain Challenges – Add an Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG 

ColorfulOptions – Pretty Pink or rainbow


Friday, May 6, 2022

Vintage Mother's Day

 I had a friend request I make his future mother in law a vintage Mother's Day card.  I used some fun laces, flowers, vintage earrings and a vintage broach.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  The paper and image are from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.


Thanks for looking!

Unicorn Challenge Blog – include pearls/bling

Shopping our stash (up to 13 total challnges)– For a special person (mom, Gma…)

Digi Choosday - ATG

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Feminine

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  


Funny Birthday Cards

 I just found a new shop online who sells some fun images, including some Bugaboo images!!  It is called craftsUprint.  The one set is called Holy Cluck, the other is Jenny puts on her tutu.  This is my first real experience doing th e"decoupage" technique.  Not sure I did it right or not.  LOL  Regardless, I love these cards!



Thanks for looking!

Make My Monday Happy Birthday

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Masculine

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge – ATG

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Papercraft Challenges – farm animals

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Feminine

Double D Challenges – Birds/nests/birdhouses…

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 1 entries) – Birthday w/Blog Hop

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– Birthday

Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) – ATG in Mainly Pink

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes


Birthday HIPPO

 This card was made for this month's ATG challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  For this challenge I used an image called Heidi The Dancing Hippo.  I added some fun layers of designer papers, a sentiment drawn and cut using my Cricut and some gems.  Isn't this image just too darned cute??!!??!!


Thanks for looking!

Make My Monday Happy Birthday

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Feminine

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 1 entries) – Birthday

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Arrow Fold and Flutterbys


I made this card using the Arrow Fold suggested at the Butterfly Challenge.  The colors used were also per their challenge suggestion.  See pictures below.  I used a butterfly punch, a dragonfly cut using my Cricut, a stick pin I made, some gems and some flowers.  The papers used are from a CTMH set I found in my paper piles.

Butterfly Challenge - the letter A= 


Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) -

Little Red Wagon – Fun Folds

SheepSki Designs Challenges (up to 3 entries) For the Girlz

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Easter or Spring

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Things W/Wings

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG  

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Hummingbird Mom's Day

 

This Mother's Day card was requested for a sister of a friend.  She said that she wanted to have hummingbirds on it and to include the colors red, blue and green.  I cut the frame using my Cricut.  The Hummingbirds are from a set over at Fred She Said called Hummingbird & Columbine.  This is a pre-colored set.  I also cut a smaller single hummingbird for the corner to give it more of a "scene" with depth.  I cut the sentiment with my Cricut.  I added the gems and tons of flowers.  I'm hoping she loves it!


Thanks for looking! 

Unicorn Challenge Blog – include pearls/bling

Shopping our stash (up to 13 total challnges)– For a special person (mom, Gma…)

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – ATG

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  April Showers Bring May Flowers

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (include sketch and comment) – w/ opt. NATURE

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – atg w/opt Scenic

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Things W/Wings

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG 


Monday, May 2, 2022

Happy Mother's Day

 I've had some requests for Mother's Day cards.  This one I was told to go with Purple's and greens and dragonflies.  I used some dragonfly dies, a large flourish die, two triangle dies and some leaf dies.  I used my Cricut to cut the dragonfly out, some flourish cuts and the sentiment.  I added some pearls, gems, a large rose and two smaller roses, vintage earrings and a bow.  Tons of detail.  This ended up being a lot larger than I'd planned, so large I ended up having to make a box for it to go into rather than an envelope.  LOL


Thanks for looking!

Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) - 

 
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – ATG

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  April Showers Bring May Flowers

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Things W/Wings