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!

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!

Feeling of thanks

Despite all that is going on in the world and the challenges we all face in our daily lives, there are always things to be thankful for. This is something I have needed to be reminded of a lot lately as we are facing a lot of trials. So I made this simple card today.

I started with a white card base and then added a layer of kraft cardstock. I then embossed some white cardstock.

I cut out “thank you” in white card stock and then its shadow in kraft cardstock and layered those together.

I adhered everything together and that finished the card. I really like its simplicity and I love kraft and white together.

Here is a list of some of the products I used:

Embossing folder: https://www.joann.com/park-lane-5×7-embossing-folder-diamond/15883903.html#q=park%2Blane%2Bembossing%2Bfolder&start=1

Thank you die: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/CZ-Design-Wafer-Dies-THANK-YOU-czd74-Diecember-czd74?currency=USD

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

See you next time!

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:

Park Lane music notes embossing folder

My shop:

Using what I have…

Its so fun to buy new things, especially when it comes to card making. There is always something new available and its hard to resist.  With things being so uncertain, I’ve been trying to use what I already have…some of which I haven’t even opened before!  So this card is made using things I already had in my craft room. 

I don’t know if you have a Tuesday Morning where you live, but in their craft section, you can buy stamps, dies, papers and so much more for a fraction of what you would normally pay.  When I first discovered this, I went a bit crazy and bought a lot.  They have a lot of stamps from “Bo Bunny” for very little and so I have a basket full of their stamps.  All of which I hadn’t even opened…until today!  I don’t love their stamps, they are acrylic and don’t stamp easily, but I made it work and they have great images so its worth persevering. 

So this is a Mother’s Day card. 

I stamped the images using the rose garden stamp set from Bo Bunny and colored them with copic markers.  Then I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.  I embossed a panel of white cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb) with a Darice damask embossing folder.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called “momanddad2love” from  Stamps of life.  I adhered the embossed panel to some red cardstock and then glued all the flowers and leaves to the lower right corner of the card. I did prop up the largest rose with some dimensional foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink and fussy cut around it, adding a frame of the same red paper. 

I hope you are all doing well.

You can find some of the products I used here:

Bo Bunny Rose Garden Stamp set:

Darice Damask embossing folder:

Stamps of Life momanddad2love stamp set:

My shop:

Woke up to snow!

We woke up to snow this morning!  Its turned to rain now but we are supposed to get more snow overnight.  Thankfully these spring snow storms usually melt off quickly.  Despite the rain, I can see people out walking their dogs in the park. I’ve been watching Netflix this morning, curled up in a blanket, with my dog in my lap.  Nice and cozy! 

Last night, I managed to put a card together. Its very simple and everything I used has been in my stash for a long time.  Here it is:

The stamp is by Trinity stamps and I think it was from a monthly kit by Scrapping For Less. I think it may have been an exclusive as I can’t find it on the website.  The embossing folder is by Sizzix and has been discontinued.  I stamped the flower and then colored it with alcohol markers.  Then I fussy cut it out.  I embossed the background using Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock.  I wrapped a green sheer ribbon around it and layered some yellow cardstock around it.  I adhered the flower with Scotch 3M foam tape and put it all on an A2 cardbase which was made using Recollections heavy weight white cardstock.  Thats it.  Very simple.  
I hope you are staying well and safe.  See you next time! 

Beautiful day

Its a beautiful, sunny day here in Utah today. Looking out you would never think there was anything scary going on in the world. This is such a scary time for everyone.  It would be so easy to start stressing out but I’m trying to stay as calm as I can.  Its so easy to get caught up in watching the news all day or being on social media, trying to keep track of everything thats going on but I’m trying (not always successfully) to give myself a break from it and do something I enjoy. Whether thats watching a movie with the family or coming to my craft room to make a card!

Today I want to share a card I made using a new die from MFT.  Its perfect for springtime!

This die is a new release from mft stamps called Planted Blooms Dienamics. I cut it using a bunch of different cardstock colors from recollections and then layered all of them together.  I used a floral embossing folder called Cherry Blossoms by Darice.  Then I stamped the sentiment on blue cardstock and also used the same cardstock to frame the embossed layer.  Glued it all together and it was done.  I love how fresh and colorful the flowers are.

The Planted Blooms Dienamics can be purchased here:

The embossing folder can be purchased here:

My Etsy store can be reached by clicking this link: