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!

It finally feels like fall!

The weather has finally changed and things have cooled down, so it feels like fall now! Yesterday my girls and I went to the pumpkin patch for our yearly tradition of picking out pumpkins. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun.

Its been a busy time so I haven’t blogged much about the cards that I have been making. So here’s one that I worked on the other day.

This is a Halloween box card that I made using “Halloween Hoo” by MFT stamps. I love these little owls!

I used the A2 box card die from Echo Park to make the box and used some of MFT’s Halloween papers to decorate it. Then I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then attached them to the box.

I think it came together quite well. I don’t know why I don’t make more of these box cards as I think they are very unique and usually turn out very cute.

I hope you are well and enjoying nice fall weather.

See you next time!

Halloween Hoo stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/products/halloween-hoo?_pos=1&_sid=385291180&_ss=r

Halloween Hoo coordinating dies: https://mftstamps.com/products/halloween-hoo-die-namics?_pos=2&_sid=385291180&_ss=r

Echo Park A2 pop up box die: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ecp-eppdie1012.html

My shop: jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

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!

Stormy Sunday

We’ve had lots of wind and rain today…our temperatures have dropped significantly. Its kind of a relief from the hot sun, as long as it doesn’t linger!

As usual, its been a busy week. My daughter deals with three chronic illnesses and we’ve had Dr’s appointments this week with more coming up.

I didn’t get to spend a lot of time cardmaking this week but I did make a set of July 4th cards.

I went to my local craft store this week and found paper packs by Photoplay called Gnome for the Holidays. They ahve the cutest gnome themed papers for lots of holidays…Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas etc. I used the July 4th pack and created these cards.

I just used the paper in the pack to layer and create the cards. I added twine and enamel dots to some.

I didn’t do any stamping on these. Its all just layered or die cut paper. I really love patterned paper so its fun for me to do a set like these. I can’t wait to use the other sets for Halloween etc.

They also had stamps and dies for these holiday gnomes, so I will be making some cards with those too.

I hope this finds you all well.

See you next time!

You can find this paper pack here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnj2211.html

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

Butterflies

I love butterflies. We have had a swallow tail butterfly hanging around our yard for a little while. Some people believe that when a butterfly is near, a loved one from the other side is saying hello. Its nice to think that could be true.

Today I made a couple of cards featuring butterflies. Both of them were made in the same way although I made the backgrounds different.

For this one I stamped the butterflies and the sentiment in black versafine ink and then used clear emobossing powder and heat set it. Then I cut masks and covered the butterflies and then used a striped stencil and three shades of distress inks to create the background. I used Arteza real brush markers to color the butterflies. I then framed the main panel with black cardstock to make it pop and adhered it to a white card base.

This card was made the same way, just using a different sentiment and a different stencil. I used 3 shades of purple distress inks for the background.

I used the stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Beautiful Butterflies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-BEAUTIFUL-BUTTERFLIES-sss202086-sss202086?currency=USD

Echo Park Easter Floral Stencil: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Echo-Park-EASTER-FLORAL-6-x-6-Stencil-ew174033-ew174033

Arteza real brush markers: https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Painting-Flexible-Coloring-Calligraphy/dp/B01N9IY5QF/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&hvadid=77996631774983&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=arteza+watercolor+pens&qid=1592444912&sr=8-5&tag=mh0b-20

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

See you next time!

Hanging with my gnomies!

Today I used a stamp set from MFT that I have used before, but I love it so much. Its a set called “Hanging with my gnomies”. Here’s the card:

I created the background using some die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs and also ink blended the sky using a cloud stencil from MFT.

I stamped the images of the gnomes and ladybugs and colored them using copic markers. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment and then layered the scene and glued it all together. I framed the panel with some black cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

Here is a list of some of the supplies I used for this card:

Hanging with my gnomies stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-hanging-with-my-gnomies?_pos=1&_sid=4a4c13ea6&_ss=r

Hanging with my gnomies die set: https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-hanging-with-my-gnomies-die-namics?_pos=3&_sid=4a4c13ea6&_ss=r

Adventure edges: https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/products/adventure-edges-1

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

See you soon!