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New Digital Craft Kit for Cards – Owl Wear Woolies…

I have an new digital craft kit in my Digichick store – Owl Wear Woolies.  This kit uses the same color palette as the Owl Fall for You kit, so the papers and elements can be shared and swapped between the two. Owl Wear Woolies is on sale through Friday!

Both kits coordinate with popular die cutting dies to make crafting quick and easy. To make this card, I simply decided on my card layout and then printed my card pieces all on one sheet of brochure paper.

When I make these, I just build my card in photoshop with each part on a different layer.  I like to use clipping masks to create my base “card parts” because I can easily switch out papers to see what different ones look like.  (there is a tiny clipping mask tutorial here).

In the computer, its so easy to move things around and change their size.  Don’t forget that you can use edit – transform- flip (horizontal or vertical) like I did here with the little owl.

I just keep playing around with layers and different elements till I’m happy.  I also add text at this point – its so great to be able to try different fonts and sizes.  Once I have the card looking the way I want with everything sized properly – I just pull the layers that I want printed separately and move them to a blank part of the paper.

In this case – I knew I wanted a ribbon on my patterned paper layer so I separated the base and patterned paper layers.  I created a 5.5″ by 4.25″ background and clipped the blue wood grain paper in.  Then I created a smaller layer and clipped in the brown wood grain.  I added a rectangle of argyle on top of that and left those two layers grouped together for printing.

I cut out the owl and the base card layers.  I used Spellbinders Label 10 to cut out the oval element.  Then I just layered everything, including a piece of ribbon. Last I mounted my finished card front onto a sturdy card stock card base.

Very fun and very easy.  Hmmm…. I think I need to go eat some cookies now…

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Classic Christmas colors…

Traditional red and green… what can I say….  I really love holly and have several bushes in my yard that are now getting big enough to “harvest”.  Although I learned the importance of wearing gloves when arranging it last year (ouch!).

 The Rejoice image is included in the new Christmas Foliage digital stamp set.  

I used a Spellbinders oval die cut to cut out the image with a craft knife, cutting around the holly leaves.  Then I used the same die to cut a red mat. 

I mounted the images on top of a labels 10 die.  I cut and embossed the green cardstock with the Labels 10, then stamped it with the Vines background stamp with the die still in place (to mask the edges).  Then I assembled the card, cutting the Labels 10 die so it was off the edge of the paper.

The paper is from the Making Memories Noel paper pack.

I used this week’s sketch on Paper Craft Planet  (but turned it sideways). 

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.  The school starts half days from now through Thanksgiving so I’m trying to come up with “fun stuff” the the girls to do.  Tomorrow we are going rollerskating with the girl scouts – so that should be fun!

Don’t forget my Holiday treat comment drawing (one post down) for a chance to win the Christmas Foliage set.  I need treat ideas 🙂

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Fourth Friday Fun Challenge for June

Hi all,

Its another 4th Friday – so time for another challenge!
(Sorry to be late – no internet connection all day!)

Its getting mighty hot in these here parts…. (OK – I’m here in Philadelphia, guess I better lose the western accent). But honestly, it is pretty hot, like 98 degrees.  And us without any air conditioning – we just might have to go to the mall!

So for this month, we want to see projects that make us feel cooler.   Whether that is cool colors (like blue and green), or cool images (like swimming, ice cream or even snowmen).  Anything you think is cool goes.

Just add a link to your card using the cute froggy face at the bottom of this post.  One random winner will be chosen to recieve this new, very cool Kraftin Kimmie stamp – Tubing Miles.  You have until midnight (EST) on Friday July 2 to link up your creation!

For my “cool” card, I chose a day at the beach.  This sassy girl is Florence from Kraftin Kimmie.  She makes me smile.  I paired her with Basic Grey Green At Heart paper and Prism cardstock.  She is colored with copics.

The sentiment is from my stash (River City I think).  The inside says “and most of it was your fault”.  Hee heee…  I used some paper scraps to pretty it up a bit…

Be sure to check out all the clever projects by the Design Team!

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Hope Everything is Just Ducky….

I’m not sure where I picked up that saying (or even exactly what it means actually…).  But I like it – and it seemed perfect for these cute hugging ducks from Penny Black.  ( I created the sentiment on my computer)

Oh my goodness – for the first time I used the Mega Mount block  for my background stamp.  I love it!  It stamps beautifully.  The background I used here is called Cover-a-card Circle Swirl.  Its huge (6″x6″) but the Mega Mount made it very easy to handle.  I’m so stamping more backgrounds!!

I also used my trust Labels 3 Spellbinders die – its starting to become one of my favorites (and when I first got it I was not sure I would like it – silly me!).  I also used the Ribbon Slide Tag Trio 2 Die set.

By the way, all the tools are on sale in the store – so you can snag a deal on a Mega Mount or some Spellbinders dies if you need them.

Its also time to announce the winner of the OA Buddies stamp set from the Friendly Blog Hop.  Using Random.org on all the entries, the winner is Chris D.  Chris – I sent you an e-mail….

Have a great day everyone!  I need to prep to lead a Brownie meeting (we’re making sock puppets – fun huh?) and then hopefully some time in the garden!


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Flower Fairy picks….

I admit – I’m a total pushover for flowers.  I buy them everywhere, even the fruit market (they have great deals!).  And of course I love to get them as gifts.


I got these two potted begonias at the fruit market and thought I might give them as a little gift to friends for Mother’s day.  I added a few little flower fairies to make them a little more personal.

To make the faries, I chose 3 images from the Flower Fairies cling set, stamped them in Memento ink and colored them with Copic markers.  (Here are the marker colors I used in case inquiring minds want to know).


To hold my little fairies in place, I used floral picks.  You can get them anywhere they have flower arranging stuff – they are green wooden picks with a wire attached at the top.  I wanted my fairies to be able to move and bounce around – so I converted the wire at the top into little “springs”.  You simply wrap the wire tightly around something pretty thin to create a coil.  I used the thick end of my stylus – but you could also use the end of another of the picks.  Make sure you leave some straight wire at the end to adhere the fairy to.  When you are done coiling, just slide the wire off.


I cut out my fairies and then created a matte for them out of dark green cardstock.  The easiest way I’ve found to do this is just temporarily adhere the image to the cardstock and then freehand cut around it.  Here are all my fairy parts.


To assemble the fairies, just adhere the wire to the front of the cardstock matte and adhere the fairy image over the top.  Easy!  Here are close-ups of my fairy friends…




I also wanted a card to go with my gift – so I used a different fairy from the same Flower Fairies cling set.  I also used the mushroom from the Fairy Fauna cling set  (the sentiment is computer generated).  These images are also colored with copics. 


I cut out my sentiment and image with a Spellbinders oval die.  The image is matted on the new Spellbinders Labels 11(I think I’m going to use this one a lot!).  The patterned paper is Basic Grey Green at Heart. I created the sky and grass background using this technique (only I didn’t bother masking…shhh, don’t tell…).

It still needed something – so I decided to add flowers.  I don’t have flowers in a lot of colors.  I usually just buy white flowers and color them to match my project with ink, paint, or in this case Copics.  I tried to color each a little differently, and left it a little streaky (on purpose – honest).


If you have flowers – you might need some leaves.  So I colored one flower green and cut it up to make leaves.


So that was today’s project.  Great new stuff coming into the store – I REALLY want to play more.  But my garden is calling me too!


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