Hello

Hello everyone. How are you enjoying your summer? It’s been so hot here in Utah with record breaking heat. I have to say I’m looking forward to fall and cooler temperatures!

We had a few days away in Colorado which was really fun…until we were almost home and our truck broke down 30 minutes from home! We managed to crawl to our mechanic and we are waiting on the news of what is wrong. Hopefully nothing super expensive! The truck is only a few years old so it’s frustrating. It seems we can’t have a trip without something happening lately.

Colorado was beautiful. We stayed in Montrose and visited the Victorian mining towns of Ouray, Telluride and Silverton. we did some shopping, rode in a stagecoach and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

Telluride
Silverton
They call this part of Colorado the Switzerland of America. I think you can see why!

Yesterday was the first day I managed to get into my craft room and this is the card I made.

It turned out quite different from how I had planned it. I had an ink blended background which I ended up smudging once I had stamped the sentiment on it. So I went with patterned paper instead.

This stamp set is from My Favorite Things and I think it’s so cute…especially the chicken and the cow being carried away with their balloons!

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I then used a slimline die from Trinity Stamps and cut some patterned paper and layered that with foam to add some dimension.

For the insides of the squares I ink blended some clouds and grass and added some splatters. I adhered all the images and layered more patterned paper.

I added everything to a 9” x 4” white card base and the card was complete! Some cards come together really quickly and others, like this one, give you a lot of trouble. In the end I like how it turned out.

I hope all is well with you. See you next time!

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

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

Halloween slimline card

Its finally cooled down a little for a few days but it’ll warm up again by the middle of the week. It really doesn’t feel like we are almost in October but Im still enjoying making Halloween cards. This one is a slimline card.

As always, I stamped my images and then cut them with the coordinating dies. I don’t always have the matching dies as sometimes I can’t afford to buy them. In that case I just fussy cut the images, something I don’t like to do but I do it anyway to get the effect I’m looking for. This time I was happy to have the matching dies.

After cutting the images I colored them with copic markers. I don’t have a big selection of markers but thats okay, I am usually able to make it work.

I used Whimsy stamps Slimline Marquee die for the top layer. I cut some Halloween cardstock and then used foam tape to give it some dimension. I used Trinity stamps Stitched card panels and windows for the next layer which I cut from some starry night cardstock and then for the last layer I used some bat cardstock and cut it so I left a 1/8th of an inch border around the card base.

I then added the sentiment “Happy Halloween to finish it off. I love slimline cards, it gives you so much more space to work with.

I hope this finds you well. See you next time!

Halloween Hoo stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/products/halloween-hoo?_pos=1&_sid=46b7b8409&_ss=r

Trinity stamps Stitched card panel die: https://trinitystamps.com/products/slimline-card-series-stitched-card-panels-and-windows?_pos=15&_sid=ed1b8b8ef&_ss=r

Whimsy stamps slimline marquee die: https://whimsystamps.com/products/slimline-marquee-die?_pos=1&_sid=a168a6647&_ss=r

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

Saturday afternoon

Its been a hard week with one thing and another. Its been hard to get motivated to make any cards but last night I made two. I’ll share one with you today.

I love to make slimline cards so I’ll start with this one.

I picked up a new stamp set yesterday so that gave me some motivation! This stamp set is called “Fetch” and its from Photoplay. I love dogs so its always fun to use them in a card. My card base is by Recollections and is their white heavy weight cardstock. I cut it to 9″x8″ and scored it at 4″. So the finished base is 9″x4″. I layered some burgundy faux stitched cardstock on the base, leaving about an 1/8th of an inch of the white base showing. I then cut some plaid paper with the Whimsy Slimline Marquee die. I then cut the same die with some heart cardstock and filled the openings in with those.



I used copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers to color the images and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I die cut a heart and stamped the sentiment on that, using some distress oxide ink to shade the edges. The sentiment I chose was “Missing you is RUFF”.

I used some Scotch foam adhesive tape to give some dimension to the window panel and then adhered everything together. I like how it turned out.

Since we are on the subject of dogs…here is a picture of our little Maggie!!

I hope you will stop by again soon to see some more cards. See you soon!

Hello!

There’s not a lot going on so lets just jump in and share a card!

This is a card I made the other day so we will start out with this one.

This is a slimline card (9″x4″) I made using a stamp set from My Favorite Things called “Party Animals”. I will add all the links below. I stamped the images and then colored them with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol makers. I stamp with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock. After the images were colored I fussy cut them out.

I used Whimsy stamps Slimline Marquee Die for the “windows”. I created some clouds with distress oxide inks in tumbled glass and used the mini edge clouds stencil from My favorite things. I cut some grass with the Honey Bee stamps grass border die.

To create the card base I used Recollections heavy weight white cardstock from Michaels. I use it all the time for my card bases and really like it. I cut it to 9″x8″ and scored and folded it at 4″.

I used some photo play paper that I had lying around to create the background and to cover the “window” part of the card. I made sure to stamp my sentiments before I started to construct the card. I then used foam tape to prop up the window panel and then added the images with a mixture of liquid glue and foam tape.

So that is pretty much it for this card. I hope you like it. I enjoy doing slimline cards as it gives you more space to work with. I’ll be back soon with another card.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

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

Here are the links for some of the supplies that I used to make this card.

Party animal stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/products/party-animals?_pos=1&_sid=e8ee0dbf8&_ss=r

Mini cloud edge stencil: https://mftstamps.com/search?type=product&q=mini+cloud+edge+stencil

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tsukineko-memento-full-size-dye-inkpad-tuxedo-black/

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb paper: https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK

Recollections Heavy Weight white cardstock: https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/M10293367.html

Slimline Marquee Die: https://whimsystamps.com/products/slimline-marquee-die?_pos=4&_sid=a826b3de2&_ss=r

Art Glitter glue: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073VQQW2P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Scotch 1/2 foam tape: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PSB7BI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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