Thursday, March 25, 2021

Connections Through Reading

My Project

I want to start the school year off with #onebookoneschool challenge. Books and stories can help bring people together; can help people talk about something in common. This is what I hope to do next year through this project. There has been so much trauma over the last year. I want students to be able to experience some joy and have a way to connect with others. If everyone who reads my Blog can donate $5 I will be able to get books for the entire school and bring this project to life through @DonorsChoose


This will be the book we read together. I am so excited to bring this to my students! Please consider donating. Go to: Creating Connections Through Reading on DonorsChoose. The money goes to them, directly, they purchase the books and mail the Books to my school.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Success! First Zoom Card Class




I had fun coming up with the cards and ideas for this first Zoom Card class. I received lots of positive feedback.  I really believe that everyone is crafty on the inside. Let me help you bring it out!  If you are interested in trying card making and other paper crafting projects please reach out.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and help you in your journey of bringing your craftiness out. 

If you have left crafting and want to start dabbling again, I'm here for you.  Whatever level you are, I will meet you where you're at.  I may try a 'Beginner Class' next month. Please follow me on Instagram @craftyontheinside for more photos of cards and papercraft projects.  My goal is to inspire you to bring your craftiness out- you've get it in there!   Join future classed and get supplies, tips, and a pdf with directions, supplies used, and ideas for tons of other cards.                                                                                                                                                         

 Please email me: craftyontheinside@gmail.com if interesting in Stampin' Up! products or catalogs and if  interested in being added to my mailing list for future classes.  All abilities and crafting levels welcome!!






Saturday, March 6, 2021

Crafty Happy Birthday


I needed a card for a crafty friend and wanted to participate in Global Design Project Color Challenge #281 - Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride and Real Red.  I used an older DSP called Follow Your Art and The stamp set from an older SU! Ice Cream Bundle called Cool Treats- anyone remember that one.  We can make some real cool cards combining Cool Treats and Sweet Ice Cream (Newer SU! set). 

I am getting ready to offer my first Virtual Card class.  We will be making 3 cards using Quite Curvy Stamps and Dies. I will be showing at least 10 ideas to do with Quite Curvy- and here is another one.






Card Recipe: 

Stamp Sets: Cool Treats
Bermuda Bay(SU!) cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”  
Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
DSP: Follow Your Art(Retired SU!) and Individual popsicles cut out of Ice Cream Corner (Current SU!)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Masculine Birthday

I'm joining a new challenge this week.  The group is called Cardz 4 Guys.

I just opened my SU! newest delivery and I had this Stamp set that I was so excited to try: Circle Celebration 

I continue to try foiling and still seem to run into problems.  I am using good quality foil, I have a laser printer, and I wait until the laminator gets hot.  I still don't get perfect results. Any tips are appreciated.


I used Blueberry Bushel- a retired SU! color because my Pacific Point seems to be all dried up.  I think Pacific Point (SU!) would give the similar colored look.  I also used silver embossing powder for the stars and starbursts.







Card Recipe


Standard Side Fold design 8.5in x 5.5 in card, scored at 4.25.  

Ink: 

SU! retired Blueberry Bushel
Versa Mark


Paper: 

White cardstock
SU! Blueberry Bushel cardstock

Stamp Sets:

Images: Circle Celebration                                                            
Sentiment: A Wish for Everything

Other:

Silver Embossing Powder
Various circle punches (stitched circle dies could work too)
Laser printer and foil

Techniques:

Stamp starbursts using versa mark and heat emboss silver over. 
Stamp various circles on white cardstock and punch out circles

Sunday, February 21, 2021

For Judi

My mom's friend, Judy, slipped on some ice in her garage and went down hard.  The poor woman broke her femur.  Can you even imagine? Here is the same design I used for the other 'get well' card I sent to my friend having back surgery.  I may wait until she begins to heal a little before sending it.  I don't want it to seem too Flippant.

Used Rococo Rose as the card base and a lighter wood design from 'In Good Taste' DSP to give this card a feminine look.  I usually need to adapt to make a card more masculine- this is the first time I had to make a card more feminine
 



Card Recipe


Standard Side Fold design 8.5in x 5.5 in card, scored at 4.25.  

Ink: 

SU! Rococo Rose
Momento Black

Paper: 

White cardstockSU! Rococo Rose cardstock
SU! Crumb Cake cardstock
SU! In Good Taste DSP


Stamp Sets:

Images: 2021 Sale-a-bration Darling Donkeys                                                                  
Sentiment: 
2021 Sale-A-Bration Set: Darling Donkeys,                       
Back on Your Feet




Other:
Alcohol Markers: light and dark Crumb Cake
Dimensionals: 104430

Techniques:
Score card at 4.25 and then cut the front panel in half.
Keep the panel you cut out and that is what makes the base for the panel on the front.
Layered panels on top of one another to create a barn door look.







Tip

Another way to dress up the envelope is to use leftover paper and adhere to the envelope flap.
Cut a strip of DSP paper 6 in. x 2.5 in.  You will have a little overhang, just cut along the envelop flap to remove excess.





Friday, February 19, 2021

Kickin' Donkey



We have a custodial staff member who had  back surgery earlier this week.  I saw this posted somewhere else and CASED it.  So cute and I think it also fits the challenge this week for the Global Design Project #269 This week's challenge was a theme challenge.  The theme- 'animals'.  Only a week left of Sale-A-Bration and this is one of my favorites- can you believe you can get this FREE?!??!  

The sentiment on the bottom come from the SU! set Back on Your Feet






The base of the card is created and scored then the front panel is cut in half and off of the card to create half panel, which really lends itself to the cute donkey theme.



I backed the front with white card stock in order to have a space to write a message. 

As always, I don't like a naked envelope so I added the same DSP to the flap of the envelope. I am just addicted to dressing up envelopes.  It just makes the recipient of the card that much more excited to open it up and see what's inside.

Card Recipe

Standard Side Fold design 8.5in x 5.5 in card, scored at 4.25.  

Ink: 

SU! Pacific Point
Momento Black

Paper: 

White cardstock

SU! Pacific Point cardstock
SU! Smoky Slate cardstock


Stamp Sets:

Images: 2021 Sale-a-bration Darling Donkeys                                                                  
Sentiment: 2021 Sale-A-Bration Set: Darling Donkeys,                       
Back on Your Feet

Other:

Alcohol Markers: light and dark Smokey Slate
Dimensionals: 104430

Techniques:

Score card at 4.25 and then cur the front panel in half.
Layered panels on top of one another to create a barn door look.