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Hello everyone. How are you enjoying your summer? It’s been so hot here in Utah with record breaking heat. I have to say I’m looking forward to fall and cooler temperatures!

We had a few days away in Colorado which was really fun…until we were almost home and our truck broke down 30 minutes from home! We managed to crawl to our mechanic and we are waiting on the news of what is wrong. Hopefully nothing super expensive! The truck is only a few years old so it’s frustrating. It seems we can’t have a trip without something happening lately.

Colorado was beautiful. We stayed in Montrose and visited the Victorian mining towns of Ouray, Telluride and Silverton. we did some shopping, rode in a stagecoach and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

Telluride
Silverton
They call this part of Colorado the Switzerland of America. I think you can see why!

Yesterday was the first day I managed to get into my craft room and this is the card I made.

It turned out quite different from how I had planned it. I had an ink blended background which I ended up smudging once I had stamped the sentiment on it. So I went with patterned paper instead.

This stamp set is from My Favorite Things and I think it’s so cute…especially the chicken and the cow being carried away with their balloons!

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I then used a slimline die from Trinity Stamps and cut some patterned paper and layered that with foam to add some dimension.

For the insides of the squares I ink blended some clouds and grass and added some splatters. I adhered all the images and layered more patterned paper.

I added everything to a 9” x 4” white card base and the card was complete! Some cards come together really quickly and others, like this one, give you a lot of trouble. In the end I like how it turned out.

I hope all is well with you. See you next time!

Check out my shop here: http://www.jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

I’m still here!!

Its been a crazy time lately. Lots of changes have been happening, including sending my youngest daughter off to California for 18 months. My oldest daughter is now renting our basement apartment so we have been helping her set that up. We are also beginning to remodel the main floor of our home so chaos is the best way to describe things! So I haven’t had a lot of energy left over to post on my blog but I’m hoping to change that. I’ve still been making cards and listing them in my Etsy shop, but just haven’t posted any.

Here’s a couple of cute new baby cards I made yesterday.

For a baby girl
For a baby boy

The pictures aren’t great due to the gloominess of the weather outside! Its actually snowing outside today! Ahh…springtime in Utah!

The cards were very simple to make. I chose some patterned paper to use for the stroller and also for the background.

I embossed some white cardstock with dots to give some texture to the cards. I love embossing folders, they add so much interest to a card.

I added a bow to the stroller and also some enamel dots to the wheels. For the sentiment I stamped a simple “Congratulations” and finished it off with an enamel heart.

You can find these cards and more at my etsy shop here: http://jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will be posting much more regularly, I promise!

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

Happy New Year!

I’ve been horrible at updating my blog lately so I’m hoping that now that the holidays have passed, I can get into a better routine.

How were your holidays? We had a very quiet, but nice time. I’ve been trying to get into my craft room to make a card at least once a day.

The one I’m going to share today is a birthday card.

For this one I used a candle die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I chose to make the card very colorful so I cut the candles from rainbow colors and layered those over white cardstock.

For the background I used some rainbow diagonal striped patterned paper on the top and I embossed some white cardstock with stars for the bottom.

I matted it with navy cardstock and adhered it to white card base.

You can check out my shop here: http://www.jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

See you next time!

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!

Something’s fishy!

Before I left on our trip I ordered a few things from one of my favorite stamping stores “My Favorite Things”. The box was here when I got home so finally this afternoon I got to play with some of my new things. I chose the die set “Fishbowl Die-namics”. This is what I made.

Basically everything you see has been cut from colored cardstock and layered together. I added the white dots on the fish with a gel pen and added “grains of sand” with brown copic markers.

I also bought the sentiment stamp set that goes along with this and stamped “You’re Fin-tastic” to finish it off.

You can buy the die set here: https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/fishbowl-die-namics

And the sentiment stamp set here: https://mftstamps.com/products/youre-fin-tastic

Check out my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you soon!

Busy, busy!

Today was another very busy day.  We’ve decided since my daughter is only working one week and then off the next week (due to Covid-19) that its time to redo her room.  So today we spent the afternoon going through a lot of her stuff and organizing.  We will do some every day and then we will paint.

I didn’t have a lot of time to make cards but I did make a couple of simple ones that would be good for an anniversary, Valentine’s day or just a card to send to someone you love.

Here they are:

I used a heart embossing folder…not sure where I got it.  The music notes embossing folder came from Park Lane Paperie.  The dies came from Momenta and Sizzix.  Basically I layered a deep red cardstock with white. 

Some of the supplies I used can be found here:

Sizzix lace heart die:
https://www.sizzix.com/663582/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-10pk-lace-heart

Park Lane music notes embossing folder
https://www.joann.com/park-lane-a2-embossing-folder-music-notes/15883994.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&source=TIS-S&WT.srch=1&msclkid=33ae6375a3ed1d0980303de3d319536f&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=[ADL]%20[Shopping]%20All%20Products&utm_term=4585238368533432&utm_content=All%20Products&adlclid=ADL-a28125ec-6d53-40c3-9bab-27df424a9f6d

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