January blues.

I’ve been working on Valentine cards, trying to get through the January blues. Do you deal with that? The holidays are over and we are in the midst of winter. This year with the pandemic going on and all the unrest in the world, it seems worse than usual. So I’ve been trying to do things that lift my spirits. This little monkey makes me smile.

This die set is from Cottage Cutz. I love their dies. They have so many cute ones for all occasions. I cut the monkey and branch from brown cardstock and everything else from white cardstock.

For the white pieces, I colored them with alcohol markers. I then glued the pieces together.

For the background I used a background die from Simon Says Stamp. I matted that in red and adhered everything together.

I attached it to a white card base and then stamped “Happy Valentines Day”. It all came together very quickly.

I hope this finds you well and I will see you next time!

My shop: http://jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

Where does the time go?

I knew it had been a while since I had posted, but didn’t realize how long it had been. We’ve had a lot going on health-wise in our family but I think we are back on track. One of my daughters and I suffer from chronic health issues and once in a while they flare up.

I hope that for those of you that celebrate, that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was very nice but very quiet with just the four of us. I actually prefer that in some ways. Much less pressure!

I’ve been making lots of card in between everything that’s going on. Mostly Christmas cards. Today I’m sharing a shaker card that I made yesterday.

I die cut the window in the cars front and then added some acetate. I then covered the back with a double row of foam tape.

I added some snowflake and sequin embellishments and then covered the window with snowflake paper.

The snowman die is from Cottagw Cutz and it’s one of my favorites this year. I die cut him in white and then used alcohol markers to color his hat, scarf, nose and buttons.

I used a white gel pen to add dots and stripes to his hat and scarf and also added some highlights to his buttons and eyes.

I stamped the sentiment and adhered the snowman and then added everything to a light blue card base.

You can check out my cards at: http://www.jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Cute snowman die cut card

I’ve really been into making cards using dies lately. This one is using a snowman die from Cottage Cutz.

This was a more simple card to put together. I cut the dies with white cardstock and colored them with copic markers.

I layered all of the pieces together, which was pretty easy. I added some highlights with a white gel pen and added some dots to the scarf.

I used some cute patterned paper for the background and then stamped the sentiment “There’s snow one like you”. I adhered everything to a white cardbase and added a little enamel heart to finish it off.

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts.com

See you next time!

Halloween RV card!

I came across this die from Cottage Cutz the other day and I had to have it! We love our family vacations in our RV every year and so this was right up my alley!

There are a lot of tiny pieces in this die and I cut everything out in white cardstock and then colored it with copic markers.

It took a while to piece everything together but I think it was worth it. I did make a few mistakes that I will correct when I make it again but I don’t think they are that noticeable.

Next time I will cut it in different colored cardstock and see how that looks but I like how it turned out with the coloring.

I layered some patterned paper together and then adhered the RV to that. I attached it all to a grey cardbase.

You can find the Spooky Camper die here: http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzspookycamper4x6.aspx

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts.com

See you next time!

Excitement…of the wrong sort!

Well we had a lot of excitement yesterday when we woke up to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake here in Utah!  It was pretty scary.  It first sounded like thunder, or a sonic boom and then everything started rolling and shaking for about 30 seconds.  We had many aftershocks throughout the day which kept everyone on edge.  I have only felt minor earthquakes during my 28 years in Utah.  This really frightened me, so much so that I ended up with an episode of atrial fibrillation.  Those that deal with afib know how uncomfortable and scary those episodes can be. So it was not a fun day and I didn’t get anything done. Today things are much quieter and I am now in my craft room ready to start creating some more cards. 

Here’s a card I did the other day. Its another Easter card and I love how it turned out. 

I used the Egg Painting Bunny die from Cottage Cutz.  I cut him from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored everything with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers.   I then glued all the pieces together.  For the background I used another piece of the same cardstock cut to 4″x5-1/4″.  I used a stencil from Tim Holtz layering stencils called speckles and used distress oxide inks to create the paint “splatters”.  I used a strip of colorful dotted cardstock from my stash to ground the bunny some.  The sentiment came from a stamp set by Darcie Heater called “Happy Mail”.  I layered that panel with some blue cardstock and adhered it to a white card base cut from Recollections white 110lb cardstock.  I hope you like it!

You can find some of these items here:

Egg painting bunny die
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzeggpaintingbunny.aspx

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock
https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=pd_bap_rp_25?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0DQ6WHX6VSBYYWHVY13T

Tim Holtz Speckles layering stencil
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-stths021.html

Recollections 110lb cardstock
https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/10293367.html

Darcie Heater Happy Mail stamp
http://www.darciesllc.com/Happy-Mail_p_1815.html

Trying to de-stress!

We said goodbye to my friend on Saturday.  It was a beautiful service.  Its hard to believe she is really gone and I will miss her a lot.

I’ve made a few cards over the last few days.  Its been very stressful here with many different things to deal with, not to mention the stress over the coronavirus.  So crafting helps me relax.

As I said in my last post, I am really enjoying using dies lately.  This Easter card I made uses a die from Cottage Cutz and features a little bunny hitching a ride in a truck full of carrots!

I die cut the pieces for the truck, bunny and carrots from Neenah Classic Crest Solar white 80lb card stock and colored all the pieces with copic or spectrum noir alcohol markers.  I then glued all the pieces together with Art glitter glue.   I then cut the grass with a die from Honey Bee stamps.  The background is a paper from Bo Bunny which I glued to the card base.  I make my card bases from 110lb white recollections paper.  Then I stamped Happy Easter on the paper.  I adhered the first layer of grass with Art glitter glue and the second layer of grass was propped up with 3M Scotch foam tape to give it some dimension. I glued the truck flat to the paper and added some carrots into the grass.
I love how it turned out.  I hope you like it too.

I hope that you aren’t too stressed with all thats going on in the world right now.  I think a little kindness will go a long way.

You can find some of the supplies at the links below.

You can find the bunny truck die here: 

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/search.aspx?find=bunny+truck

You can find Art glitter glue, Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white paper, 3M foam tape here:
www.amazon.com

You can find the grass border die here:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/hbs-hbds-gb.html

You can find my Etsy store here:

www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts