Busy, busy…

How are you? We have been enjoying unseasonably mild weather for January, but it looks like all of that is going to change this weekend with snow on the way.

I’ve been so busy with my Etsy shop, mostly with paper hearts. Lots and lots of people have been ordering, which is great, but I haven’t had much time to create anything new! So last night I was determined to create something with some of the new stamps I got a few weeks ago.

This is one of the cards…

I love this little puppy. It’s a stamp set by Penny Black called “Happy Heart Day”.

I stamped and colored the image on some white cardstock. I used a die set from MFT stamps called stitched mod rectangle stax die-namics. I then layered it with some patterned paper.

I used some adhesive foam to add some dimension to the layers.

So that’s it for today. I hope to be able to have the time to share some more cards soon.

My shop: jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

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!

Christmas and mermaids and stuff!!

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away! I am not ready. I haven’t finished my shopping and I haven’t even felt like it’s the Christmas season this year. We’ve been watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music but it all just feels weird this year. I know it will all fall into place and we will have a nice Christmas, but this whole years has just been strange!

We decorated last week and this year we just put up a small tree. We are remodeling and things are a mess. When we go our our yearly RV trips, I buy ornaments from the places we visit. I love to add them to the tree and it always brings up fun memories from our trips.

So, on to card making! I’m pretty much done with making Christmas cards so I’ve been moving on and playing with a few new stamps sets that I haven’t been able to use yet. This set is from mft stamps and it’s been out for a while, but I just picked it up recently.

For the front panel, I used a bubble background stamp from Hero Arts. I then die cut out a circle and added a frame.

For the background I used some ocean themed paper that I had in my stash and then I die cut some white card stock with a die I have that looks like fish scales and I layered that on top. I then adhered that to the front panel.

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers and then glued them into the circle.

For the sentiment I stamped “You are mermazing” and propped that up on some foam strips. I added a little heart and then matted everything in navy card stock. I adhered it to a white card base.

I think it turned out cute and it’s a nice change from Christmas cards!

I hope you are staying well. See you next time!

You came find the stamp set here: http://mftstamps.com

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!

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