Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Halloween Thank You Cards for Teachers Design #4

This is the Fourth of Five designs for my 2017 Halloween Thank You Card's for my girls Teachers.

I make 12 3X3 cards in five designs, five for each Teacher and two to have in my stash.

These cards can be used by the Teachers how ever they choose, fellow Teachers, parents or family that Volunteer, or even their own family and friends.



It's just a simple way to say Thank You for all their awsome work with the kiddos during the school year.

 I started out with Kraft card bases sized 3X3 and some scrap Heavy Weight Cream card stock.

I made sure to cut them to 3 inches wide, it did not matter the length just make sure to have it the width of your card.
 I tared them up into strips to make some mummy bandages.

I will need four for each card, two with rips on each side and two that have rips on just one side and a flat edge on the other.

These are the strips with rips on each side.
 These are the strips with rips on just one edge.
 I used some Crumb Cake ink with a Tim Holtlz ink dobber to abbly ink to all the edges and a small amount of the front.
 After they are inked I put them in my hand and crinkle them up.
 Lay them down inked side faceing down and then added a thin strip of double sided adhesive.
 Take off the release paper from the double sided adhesive and start with the edge strips and align them with the top and bottom part of your card.
 Then add the strips with the rips on both sides.

It wont be perfect and that is what I am aiming for.

Cute not scary.
 A little dab of Tombow Mono Liquid glue to adhere some google eyes.
All done

Close up

 Inside of card and back of the envelope.
Back of the card.












Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight Kraft and Cream card stock
- Kraft 3X3 envelopes - their brand - sad face they no longer sell them
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- Google eyes, from my stash
- Tim Holtz sponge dauber and tool

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Crumb Cake ink

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2017 Halloween Thank You Cards for Teachers Design #3

This is the Second of Five designs for my 2017 Halloween Thank You Card's for my girls Teachers.

I make 12 3X3 cards in five designs, five for each Teacher and two to have in my stash.

These cards can be used by the Teachers how ever they choose, fellow Teachers, parents or family that Volunteer, or even their own family and friends.

It's just a simple way to say Thank You for all their awsome work with the kiddos during the school year.

 I started out by using some scrap Heavy Weight White card stock and Versa Fine Black Onyx ink.

I cut out the ghosts using the cordinating dies.
I am using a Heavy Weight Yellow card stock to create my 3X3 card.

I used the left over Heavy Weight card stock to create the strip that says "spooktacular" along with the same Versa Fine ink.
 Some 12X12 pattern paper that I cut down to 2 3/4 square.

I also added a foam dimensional to the back of the ghost.
 I stamped the inside with a thanks stamp.
I used a grey ink to stamp the back of the white 3X3 envelope.

Also used a back of the card stamp from my stash.









Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight Yellow card stock
- their 3X3 envelopes - sadly they do not sell them anymore
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Their stampin Dimensionals
- Smokey Slate Ink

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- I used their stamp and die set calle "Spooktacular"

Monday, October 2, 2017

2017 Halloween Thank You Cards for Teachers Design #2

This is the Second of Five designs for my 2017 Halloween Thank You Card's for my girls Teachers.

I make 12 3X3 cards in five designs, five for each Teacher and two to have in my stash.

These cards can be used by the Teachers how ever they choose, fellow Teachers, parents or family that Volunteer, or even their own family and friends.

It's just a simple way to say Thank You for all their awsome work with the kiddos during the school year.

 I started off with a Heavy Weight Kraft card base of 3 inches wide by 6 inches long and scored at 3 inches.

I am using a broom stamp and some Soft Suede ink to stamp a diagonal pattern.

Makeing sure to go off the edges to give the look of pattern paper.
 Using my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool to help me stamp the sentiment on a Heavy Weight Cream strip.
 Using a Hexagon Punch to make banner ends on the end of the sentiment.
 Some foam on the back of the sentiment strips.
I used a orange and purple Stampin Write marker to color the broom stick handles.

I also used Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the broom bristles.

 I used the same broom stamp from Technique Tuesday to stamp the back of the envelope.

I am using a Kraft 3X3 envelope.
Finished card.

Close up with the envelope

Inside of the card and envelope
Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight Kraft card stock - their brand
- 3X3 Kraft Envelopes - their brand, sadly they no longer sell 3X3 envelopes
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
- I got my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool from their store but they no longer carry them
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- their Stampin Dimensionals
- Soft Suede ink
- Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant stampin write marker

To purchase from Technique Tuesday click here http://www.techniquetuesday.com/
- I used a stamp set called "Broom Riders"

  -  I also used a Clear Wink of Stella pen

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2017 Halloween Thank You Card's for Teachers Design #1

This is the First of Five designs for my 2017 Halloween Thank You Card's for my girls Teachers.

I make 12 3X3 cards in five designs, five for each Teacher and two to have in my stash.

These cards can be used by the Teachers how ever they choose, fellow Teachers, parents or family that Volunteer, or even their own family and friends.

It's just a simple way to say Thank You for all their awsome work with the kiddos during the school year.

 I am using some Master's Touch water color paper.

I stamped the images first to give the ink some time to dry.

Leaving enough space so I can use the cordinating dies to cut them out.
 I cut some pattern paper and some light blue 3X3 card bases.

I stamped the out side and in side of the cards.
 I inked the edges to remove the white core that was left after I cut the pattern paper.
 I water colored the bats and let them dry.

I adhered the pattern paper to the card bases while the bats were drying.
 I used a White Gel pen to bring out the cute little fangs on the bats.
 I used up some left over light blue card stock and cut a half inch strip to add my sentiment.

I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere them.

I cut the sentiment apart to get what I wanted.  Its ok they did not scream and I can use them as they were intended if I would like to.
 After I cut them out I added a dimensional to the back of the bats.
 Using some tweezers to add eyes to the bats.
 Using some light grey ink to stamp the image on the back of the envelopes.
All done, cute but not scary.

Close up.

With the envelope.



Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight blue card stock - their brand
- Pattern Paper 12X12 design - their brand - ''all seasons''
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
- small black gems  -  their brand
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
-  their stampin dimensionals
- Smokey Slate ink

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- Spooktacular stamp and dies

Tim Holtz distress ink in "Black Soot"
Versa Fine Black Onyx ink for stamping
White Gel Pen

Friday, September 1, 2017

Our December Story 2016, Day 1

I worked on Day 1 of Our December Story 2016 and found it fun and easy.

I added a little jazz and pop with a shaker pocket add on.

 Here is what I started with after looking threw my shoe box of 3X4 and 4X6 cards.

I am using Design D
 I typed up my journaling on my phone.

I remembered to use the return key to start some phrases on the next line.

This gave my journaling after printing easier to cut.
 Using my Fiskars paper trimmer with the wire guide to easily cut the strips down.

I printed on Heavy Weight White card stock.
 I lined them up and still had to make one extra cut because the one near the bottom was running into the pattern on the 4X6 card.

I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere the strips, putting a clear block on top to help them dry flat and not curl up.
 Some red gems to cover the berries and add some texture.
 I love how this looks, I find typeing the journaling is my favorite but I know I need to also add my not so great hand writting as well so a good combination of both threw out the album helps.
I left this in because I had to scrap it, I tried to trace the snow flake with Vevo Pearl Pen and it was a no go mess of all messes.
 I found a red with small polka dot patterns and used that along with some already die cut snow flakes from a Micheal's their brand pack from last Christmas (2016).
 Again leaving this in but those alphas were just too small for this card and I couldn't get them straight.
 These are bigger and have a fun corrigated texture on them.

The downside was there was no #1 so I just used an I for the 1.

Upside was they were easier to keep straight.
 I found a nice pattern with trees to add to the top and bottom, it kind of ties this card in with all the others.
 I used some copper thread with these Santa foam stickers to add some interest.
Some fun shinny stickers to add to this 3X4 card.
 I stamped in Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink from Stampin UP while using Stamps of Life popcorn2stamp stamps and cordinating dies.
 I made a little pocket with a extra 8 1/2 by 11 folder I had and cut slightly bigger then a 3X4.

I taped the edges so the filling would stay inside and it would give me a guide for my filling.
 I added some doodlebug designs bumblebee sequins because they looked like the colors of popcorn.
 After sealing it with the We R Memory Keeps tools I removed the washi tape and trimmed the edges.

I also added some strong double sided adhesive towards the top.
 Here it is attached.
 Added a Cosomos Cricket word phrase sticker along with a 3D elf sticker.
All Done

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My Our December Story supplies mostly consist of Simple Stories products and Stampin UP Project life supplies. The Simple Stories products I purchased from Simon Says Stamp, various supplies from their different collections include project life cards, stickers, and alphas. I have put all my Christmas supplies in one big box and have not kept the packageing. I also get alot on Cleareance or Sale from Micheal's, Hobby Lobby, Target, or the $1 store.  If you have any questions please ask and I will answer the best I can.

Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink

To purchase from Becky Higgins the Project Life stuff click here http://www.shopbeckyhiggins.com/
- Design D page protector 

- popcorn2stamp stamp and dies

- doodlebug designs bublebee sequins