Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Bestie Interlocking Gatefold Card - Mother's Day

I made this card for a Mother's Day card but as you can see from the inside I haven't decided what to say yet :)

This is an interlocking gatefold card, and if you missed my first post on this style card I will post the link to my YouTube video tutorial so you can see how to make it, and also the link to my video about the making of this card.

Click HERE to see the video on this card
Click HERE to see the video tutorial for the
Interlocking Gatefold Card

I used digital paper from Sherri Baldy's My Besties Designer Grunge Digital Paper Pack which is just gorgeous!!!  I also used Sherri Baldy's My Besties IMG875 and colored it with Inktense watercolor pencils.  I used Sizzix Scallop Oval dies to create the interlocoking parts.   For the inside I used a Martha Stewart lace punch.  Oh and the blue on the outer scallop oval and on the "lace" inside was done by inking with Distress Ink "Broken China" so that it would match the blue in the floral paper.  I also added some flowers and a butterfly to the outer scallop ring.

I found some challenges for this card...
Cuttlebug Mania - Butterflies
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #263 April's Symbols (Flowers/Diamonds)
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - #27 Say It With Flowers
Make My Monday - April Showers Bring May Flowers
My Besties Aussie's Challenge - April Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #90 Anything Goes / Mother's Day
The Paper Girls - Challenge #102 Fancy Folds
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Butterflies & Flowers
MHK Designs - April/May Challenge

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Altered Photo Album

Here I am with another project using old jeans.  
I love denim, especially when it's old and worn.
I used denim and lace to cover this album.
To see the step by step tutorial click HERE 
or visit my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

The album I covered is an InstaLife Album from CTMH 
There are InstaLife page protectors and accessories that you can find HERE 
The image on the front is Sherri Baldy's My Bestie IMG875 
called Say A Little Prayer Girl
The papers used on the inside covers are also from Sherri Baldy
 My Besties Vintage Romance Inserts 
The image and papers are digital downloads so you can print them out any size you need and add words to them like I did.

Please watch the video for all the details.

Challenges I'm entering...
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge #1
My Besties UK Challenge Blog - Anything Goes With Pink
My Besties 3D & More - Challenge #4
My Besties Aussie's Challenge - April / Anything Goes
My Besties International Challenge Blog - April Challenge

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday Tips, Techniques, and Tutorials - Shabby Chic Cell Phone Purse

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!
Today I am stepping outside the cardmaking box.
I love recycling or upcycling, whichever you prefer.
One of my favorite things to use is old jeans.  There are so many possibilities and I will be showing you some over the next 2 or 3 Tuesdays.

This week I'm going to show you how to make a cute little purse.  I use mine for my cell phone, chapstick, and credit card holder for those times I don't need a big purse.

This is one you will see in my video

You can watch my tutorial by clicking HERE 
Or by visiting my YouTube channel jjgz4ever 

Here is another one I made

I hope you watch my video :)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy Birthday - Hummingbird Card

I like to make birthday cards ahead of time to have them on hand.  This one was a joint effort with me and my daughter.  I had this Bugaboo stamp Blocks - Hummingbird and my daughter suggested I only color the flowers.  I liked her idea and then figured out how to bring it all together.

  I embossed a white piece of cardstock with Die'sire Embossalicious "Lattice" embossing folder and used that for the background.  Before attaching it to the card I wrapped black ribbon around the middle.  I colored the flowers with Distress Markers (Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade).  I added Sakura Stardust glitter gel pen around the edges of the square and on the "flutters" beneath the hummingbird.  Then I layered it on black cardstock, and layered that on pink cardstock to match the flowers.  I used dimensional foam squares to attach that to the embossed layer and add the black bow.  I like the black & white with pink flowers...I think it came out beautifully.  My daughter's idea was perfect.

Here are some perfect challenges for this...
Scrapbook Blessings Club - April Challenge
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies -  #17 Anything Goes/Buttons & Bows
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #153 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #359 Clean and Simple
Moving Along With The Times - #18 Spring Flowers
Seize The Birthday - Floral
Crafting For All Seasons - #124 Tic Tac Toe (used RIGHT COLUMN or DIAGONAL from bottom left to top right)
Freshly Brewed Designs - Challenge #201614 Flowers
RRR Challenge #139 - Things With Wings and Ribbon or Trim
Addicted To Stamps - #124 Pastel Colors (with a stamp)
CAS on Sunday - #81 Tic Tac Toe (used diagonal from bottom left to top right)
Cupcake Imspirations - Challenge #356
House of Cards - April Challenge (Script and/or color inspiration)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge #1

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Cupcake Pop-up Easel Card

My grandaughter has a birthday this month and I wanted to make her a card that is as cute and special as she is.
So I made her this pop-up easel card :)

That sweet image is Chibi Cupcake Peeker from
 Bugaboo Stamps and I colored it with Intense watercolor pencils AND regular colored pencils.  I added some
 CTMH Liquid Glass on her eyes and the cherry.
The three different papers I used are from the
 Vintage Cupcake digital paper pack from AMB Illustrations .  I used a Martha Stewart lace punch set for the pink mat, and my Sizzix scallop circle die to cut out around the image.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from my Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge.  It all came together for this perfect card.

Some challenges that might interest you....
Crafty Friends - Challenge #29 - For A Child
Hiding In My Craft Room - #246 Super Scraps Saturday
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Challenge #326 Show Us Your Pink
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #152 6th Birthday Celebration
In The Pink - Challenge #91 Dies and/or Punches (I used both)
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #355
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #171 Anything Goes

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