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!

Snowy Day

We’ve had snow showers in and off all day. Thankfully it’s not sticking to the ground but it’s definitely a reminder that winter is just around the corner.

The card I’m going to share today fits in with the snow theme.

I got the semi circle stitched dies from Sunny Studio Stamos and I love it…I’m sure you will see lots of cards using this die in the future! I combined it with the Snow Buddies stamp set from MFT Stamps.

I used the die to cut some white paper. For the middle piece of the die I used distress oxide inks and then splattered it with some water and then some perfect pearls to give it some texture and a little bit of shimmer.

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I then cut them with my scan n cut.

For the front of the card, I stamped some snowflakes with versamark ink Alan’s heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for a subtle effect. It’s hard to see in the pictures.

I added some foam tape to the back of the white panel and added it to some navy card-stock. I then adhered it to a white card base. I inserted the blue background and used some liquid glue to secure it and then used the same liquid glue to add the images. I then stamped the sentiment on navy card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I love this stamp set and and I love this die, so I’m thrilled with how the card came out.

You can find the stamp set at http://mftstamps.com

You can find the die at http://sunnystudiostamps.com

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

See you soon!

Winter card

We have warmed up a lot here in Utah but it looks like winter will arrive on the weekend so I doubt we will see these nice temperatures for a while.

I am enjoying making Winter and Christmas cards but I’m trying to squeeze in other types of cards too…though not today!! This one is a winter themed card using a new stamp from MFT stamps.

This little girl is so cute! She’s all dressed up for winter. I added the birds from another stamp set from MFT to help tie in with the sentiment.

I stamped and cut the images and then colored them with copic markers. The warm grays have become some of my favorites to use.

I used some snowflake patterned paper for the background and then die cut some snow banks. I layered everything together and then added some sticklers to the hats and the snow banks.

For the sentiment I stamped “Friends warm the coldest of days” and I matted the panel with some black cardstock. I love matting in black as it adds quite a pop to the card.

That’s it for today! See you next time.

You can find the stamp at: http://mftstamps.com

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

Cute penguins and knitting!

Growing up in Scotland, we were taught to knit at a very young age. I remember being taught to knit a pair of slippers in elementary school. I love to knit. It’s something I’ve done for almost my entire life. I don’t do it as much now as I spend so much time making cards and cross stitching, but every once in a while I pull out my knitting needles.

So this image of cute penguins knitting a scarf caught my attention.

I think they are adorable! I started with a stamp from stamping Bella. I colored it with copic markers.

The sentiment is included with the stamp set…Knitting you a Merry Christmas. So cute.

I matted it in red and adhered it to a white card base. It’s a very simple card but those little penguins just make me smile!

You can find this stamp at http://stampingbella.com

Check out my shop at http://jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

See you next time!

Christmas Village card

Today I’m sharing a card I made with Newton’s Nook Main Street Christmas stamp set.

For this card I used some Hero Art’s reactive ink for the background and sprinkled some water on it to get the effect that I love.

I stamped the image and then colored it with copic markers. I wanted something really colorful, kind of like those beautiful Victorian homes that are painted in such lovely colors.

I used the matching dies to cut out the image and then adhere it to the background. I then stamped Santa and his sleigh and the sentiment with verse mark ink. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I love this stamp. I really enjoyed coloring it.

That’s it for today. See you next time!

Best Witches!

This card features the stamp set from MFT called “Best Witches”.

I did some ink blending on a piece of Strathmore Smooth cardstock using some distress oxide inks. I then splattered some water on it. Once that was done I left it to dry while I colored my images.

I colored them with copic markers and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I cut a piece of black cardstock for the road and stamped “best witches” on there with some white embossing powder. I then attached it to the card with some foam adhesive to give it some dimension.

I arranged the other images on the card adding some foam adhesive to the witch to keep her level with the road.

I love how it turned out

Unfortunately I think this stamp set has been discontinued but you can find other cute stamp sets at http://mftstamps.com.

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

See you soon!

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!

Thanksgiving?

Its funny to be making fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards when its still so hot outside but as a card maker I have to think ahead. This card is for Thanksgiving and I love how colorful it is.

I stamped the image and did some basic copic coloring. No shading other than a tiny bit on the turkey. I used a few different fall colors and I really like how it turned out.

For the background I used two different patterned papers and then just adhered the image on top using some craft foam to give it dimension. I added a few little fall colored gems and thats it. Quite quick and simple.

The stamp set can be found at: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/bubble-greetings-thankful/

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

See you next time!

It’s been a hard week…

It’s been a hard week. Just over a week ago we found out that one of my husbands brothers passed away so we’ve been dealing with that and having family in town. Then Utah had hurricane force winds that caused so much damage. Thankfully we didn’t have any damage but thousands of people are still without power. We even had to push the burial back a day as there were lots of downed trees in the cemetery.

Things are slowly getting back to normal so I’ve been back in my craft room creating again. Though my craft room is so messy right now, it’s hard to even find anything in there!! One of my daughters has offered to help me organize so hopefully this weekend it will start to look a lot better!

I made this Halloween card the other day.

I love owls and I love making Halloween cards, so this was fun.

I used the new stamp set from MFT called “Halloween Hoo” and also used their “Ghoulish Greetings” background stamp.

I chose some purple cardstock and stamped the background stamp in purple to give a tone on tone look. I then matted that in black cardstock.

For the main image, I cut a circle from white cardstock and used the MFT mini edge stencil with purple and black distress oxide inks to create the clouds. I framed the circle in black to help it stand out.

I stamped and colored the images and attached them to the circle, propping up the owls on some foam pads.

I then attached everything to a grey card base, added a sentiment strip and the card is done!

You can find the stamp set and background stamp at mftstamps.com . See you soon!

Autumn Wishes!

Its funny to be thinking about fall/autumn as we are still hovering around 100 degrees here in Northern Utah! I love fall but I don’t like the fact that it means winter is just around the corner. So I always leave summer behind with mixed feelings.

This card was made using a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called “cutting edge”.

I stamped the image and colored it with copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut the image out, leaving quite a bit of white space at the bottom. I layered it with some fall colored patterned paper.

I then stamped the sentiment “autumn wishes”, from the same stamp set, in the bottom right corner. I added some tiny images from the stamp set around the sentiment, along with some fall colored gems. I then matted it with black cardstock and added it to a white card base.

You can find the stamp and die set here: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/cutting-edge-fall-stamp-die-combo/

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

See you next time!