Good morning

It’s a cold morning. We had a cold front come through yesterday and the temperatures dropped by about 30 degrees. It was getting quite warm so it’s nice to have a break. We are remodeling our home so yesterday the new kitchen cabinets were delivered and my husband had to get them in the house fast, in between rain showers, so they didn’t get wet. Not an easy feat since there was 1700lbs on the pallets!!! He did it but was pretty exhausted last night…and his back isn’t too happy. He does have a moving dolly which helps but it was still a huge job.

I’ve been back in the craft room a little more. I’ve been making some cards and also working on some wood projects. Here’s one of the cards I made…

Every time I make a card with a train I think of my youngest brother! Growing up in Scotland, we rode trains a lot. Now that I live in Utah, I haven’t been in a train in years. My brother loves trains. He loved them as a child and still loves them. I’m not sure exactly what he does but he takes miniature model trains and fixes them up and makes them more realistic I think. He travels (pre-covid) to train shows etc. So anything to do with trains reminds me of him and this card was no exception.

This stamp is from http://whimsystamps.com . Don’t you love it? I love how large it is and how whimsical it is. It’s perfect for a slimline card, which is what I made.

I colored it with copic markers and attached it to a background that I had created with cloud and hill stencils from http://mftstamps.com .

I love the big sentiment that is included with the stamp set!

It was my birthday last week and I got crafty money!! So I bought a lot of new goodies that I will be using over the next little while. I told myself I was going on a crafty spending freeze…that didn’t last long at all!!

As always you can find my cards in my Etsy shop here: http://www.jasmineblossomcrafts.com

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next time.

St. Patrick’s Day card

It won’t be long until St. Patrick’s Day is here. It’s not a huge card giving day but since so many of us aren’t out and about visiting people like we used to, sending a card is a great way to keep in touch.

My mother was born and raised in Ireland and I remember going over to Ireland as a child to visit my Grandma. My mum moved from Ireland to Scotland when she married my dad, but every St. Patrick’s Day her brother would send her a package containing a bunch of things from home.

For my family, we always have corned beef hash on St. Patrick’s Day and I always think of my mum.

This is a cute slimline St. Patrick’s Day card that I made yesterday.

I used a stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, a slimline die from Whimsy stamps and some paper from Photoplay.

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I used some distress oxide inks to add some shading to the edges of the white paper.

I layered the papers and propped up the center panel with some foam tape.

I adhered everything to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

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

Settling down…somewhat!

We are starting to relax after the earthquake the other day.  We have had hundreds of aftershocks but I haven’t felt any, thankfully.  So life is starting to get back to normal, or as normal as it can be right now. 

So I spent some time in my craft room and today I want to share a slimline card with you.

I used one of the cute new stamp sets from MFT stamps called Flower Fairies.  They are such sweet images. 

I stamped the images on Neenah Solar white Classic Crest 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I colored them with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  For the background I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth and then used distress oxide inks in tumbled glass for the sky and shabby shutters for the grass. I also used the MFT mini cloud edge stencil for the clouds.  I sprinkled some water on the background to activate the inks and also sprinkled some perfect pearls to add some shimmer.  The card base is made from Recollections white 110lb heavy weight cardstock.

I added shimmer to the wings and hearts of the fairies using clear wink of stella and added some clear sequins to finish things off.  I used the sentiment from the stamp set “Sending a sprinkle of love to brighten your day”.

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

As usual, here are some links to some of the supplies I used.

Flower Fairies stamp set:
https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/flower-fairies

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock:
https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=pd_bap_rp_30?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CDEEZPD9CCYHYSGZMEVY

Strathmore Bristol Smooth:
https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Bristol-Smooth-Bound-Sheets/dp/B00254AU8Q/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=3IPKQ2MSRZ6LH&dchild=1&keywords=strathmore+bristol+smooth+9+x+12+paper+pad&qid=1584731752&sprefix=strathmore+bristol+smooth%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFMQkZFUjM4RzBSQzcmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwNTU2MjMzSjhaVEY1VzM5UDVPJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4NDE2NTdDNVVNTjROWUY2TjAmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Ranger Distress oxide ink shabby shutters:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo56201.html

Ranger Distress oxide ink tumbled glass:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo56287.html

Mini Cloud Edge Stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/mini-cloud-edges-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=5286b60cf&_ss=r

Zig wink of stella glitter pen:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/nm-ms-55-999.html

Perfect pearls pigment powder
https://www.amazon.com/Ranger-Perfect-Pigment-1-Ounce-Confetti/dp/B00ECFV9UO/ref=sr_1_2?crid=34LYMRJRWKF3G&dchild=1&keywords=perfect+pearls+pigment+powder&qid=1584732213&sprefix=perfect+pearls%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-2

Recollections 110lb heavy weight white cardstock:
https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/M10293367.html

Hello

Hello!  My name is Mary and I have created this blog in order to share some of the cards I make as well as some of the goings on in my life!

Today the clocks went forward and I am already feeling the effect!  It usually takes me about two weeks to get used to the new time.  I am looking forward to more daylight and I’m really excited about spring and the prospect of more consistent good weather.

I’ve been making a lot of Easter cards lately. There are so many cute stamps and papers out there. I really need to make a budget for myself as I tend to go a little crazy with spending at times.  Too many cute choices!

So today I’d like to feature a slimline Easter card that I have made using Doodlebug stamps.

I like to make my slimline cards a little bigger than others I have seen so that they fit a #10 envelope better. So this card measures 9.25″x 4″.  I used Recollections white 110lb paper for my cardbase. I really enjoy this paper as its sturdy enough for card bases but I can also stamp and  use alcohol markers on it without any issues.

I cut the frame for the card with the Slimline Postage stamp die from whimsystamps.com .  I used distress oxides in shaded lilac and tumbled glass along with the mini cloud edges stencil by MFT to create the clouds.

The stamp set is by Doodlebug and it is called Hoppy Easter.  They were stamped on Neenah classic crest solar white 80lb paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with a mixture of copic markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol makers.

I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the card with Art Glitter glue.  I used some patterned paper from Bella Blvd sweet sweet spring collection for the background. Added some doodlebug enamel hearts and it was done!  I really like how it turned out. I like using a mixture of patterned paper and stamps for my cards.

I will be back in a day or two with another card!  See you then.

Some of the places I got my supplies from are:

mftstamps.com
michaels.com
whimsystamps.com
scrapbook.com