Showing posts with label Recollections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recollections. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2022

Papercrafting: 2022 Holiday Cards

 


I will always be a person who sends snail mail cards. Papercrafting remains my first love and I'm honored that so many of my friends choose to save and even display them as part of their seasonal decor. That means the world to me. Sharing this year's collection of Holiday Cards in shades of icy blue, metallics, and black and white. 

Supplies:
  • Park Lane Paper Stack First Snow (JoAnn)
  • Recollections Paper Stack Black and White Winter (Michaels)
  • Black and White 110lb Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Silver and Gold Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Layered Cut Files (Creative Fabrica and Craft With Sarah)
  • Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • Tape Gun
  • Foam Tape
  • Misc. Embellishments


These are the two paper stacks I used in my cards. I was on the hunt early this year. Each stack has a selection of foiled and plain papers and the Park Lane stack is double-sided.  



My cardmaking tends to follow a similar process: 
  • Cut base from 110lb Cardstock to 7x10 to make a 5x7 card
  • Score using bone folder and scoring board (Martha Stewart)
  • Cut metallic panel 5x7 and attach to front of card
  • Cut patterned paper to 4.75x6.75 and attach to metallic panel

TIP: Something that helps me is changing the colors of each layer in Cricut Design Space to match the end result I want. It helps me remember which layer to cut in which color. 



White card base, metallic panel, and scrapbook paper panel


Here is each layer of the "Star Tree" card cut out. I usually work from the base layer up which helps me better position each layer. Apply with spray adhesive. 

Once you have your layers together, attach your completed focal to your card with foam tape, and embellish away! 


For this "Twirly Tree" card, I selected one of the trees from a collection from Creative Fabrica and cut using coordinating glitter paper, white, and silver. Mount using spray adhesive then attach to card using foam tape. For this one, I embellished with tiny clear self-adhesive rhinestones. Background paper is from the Park Lane stack. 


I'm never content to do cards in just one style so for this Layered Ornament card (image is also from Creative Fabrica) I used the Recollections Black and White Winter stack, cut the image from black, white, and silver and again used tiny rhinestones and some larger black ones to embellish.


Same process for this Layered Star card, again Park Lane Stack/Creative Fabrica, and embellished with iridescent snowflake and bright gold sequins and rhinestones. 

And then finally, this Star Tree card against background paper with metallic trees. 


I also make a few Hanukkah cards and got this amazing Menorah cut file from a wonderfully generous Maker named Sarah who blogs at Craft With Sarah


I think it's so beautiful! 

They're on their way to their recipients and I hope the like them as much as I loved making them!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Halloween: Spooky Season Layered Bat and Moon Cards

 


Halloween cards just may be my favorite cards to make. I love using non-traditional colors and for this year's, I went with a brilliant royal blue as a color accent to go with shiny silver and gold.  

Supplies:
  • Black 110lb Cardstock (Recollections,Michaels)
  • Metallic Blue,Silver,Gold Cardstock (Recollections,Michaels)
  • Foiled Halloween Scrapbook Paper (Spook Hill, Michaels)
  • Layered SVGs (Bat is from Creative Fabrica Moon is Cricut Design Space)
  • Digital Cutting Machine
  • Adhesive Tape Runner
  • Coordinating Sequins
  • Self-adhesive Rhinestones
  • Dimensional Glue (Glossy Accents, Ranger)


I selected the foiled skull and stars papers from the Spook Hill stack I had from last year. When I'm making multiples, I like to have my cards and panels all cut ahead of time, as well as any images I'm using. That way when it's time to assemble, I'm just focused on that. 

Card Size: 5x7 so cut 7x10 and score in the middle. 
Blue Panel: 4.75x6.75
Foiled Papers: 4x6

After deciding on my images, I brought into Cricut Design Space and then cut everything out. 


The Bat SVG comes with four layers but I went with three. Black base, white middle, gold top. For the moon, I used the offset option in Cricut Design Space to create the gold layer and cut the image from silver paper. 


I used spray adhesive to attach the Bat layers and then foam dots to attach the silver layer to the gold layer for the moons. 





I assembled the cards as shown and then used double-sided tape to attach the moon and foam tape to attach the bat. To finish, I used bright gold sequins and clear rhinestones to decorate the moon and bat. 




The blue reminds me of the night sky!

















Monday, August 8, 2022

Papercrafting: Birthday Magic

 


I've been busy with updating and making home decor. I was thankful that a friend had a birthday so I had a reason to make a card, my first love!

Supplies: 
  • Recollections Paper Stack, Spring Inks (Michaels)
  • Recollections White Cardstock 110 lb (Michaels)
  • Black and White Polka Dot Paper
  • Capitol Chic Designs Die Cuts (Michaels)
  • Crafter's Square Embellishments (Dollar Tree)
  • Foam Tape
  • Tape Gun


I pulled out some supplies from my stash. The Capitol Chic Designs die cuts,a while I picked up at Michaels awhile ago when they first came out. It's great having more diversity in crafting supplies and I love their work! I chose a couple of images to use as the focal for the card. I also love that Dollar Tree has increased and expanded their craft supplies and find a lot of embellishments there. 

I chose a foiled-marble paper from the stack that coordinated with the die cuts, and them made a card from white cardstock (5x7) and cut a panel (4.75x6.75) from the polka dot paper. 



I've had this Martha Stewart scoreboard forever and use it for all of my cards. I scored the 10x7 cardstock panel down the middle to create the 5x7 card, then applied the marbled panel and die cuts using foam tape to mount.


I skipped the cupcake stickers and just went with the rhinestones in coordinated colors to embellish. 


Et Voila!





Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Papercrafting: Layered Butterfly Mother's Day Cards

 


I always wait for confirmation from recipients that they've received my cards before sharing them. Maybe it's silly, but...


I always make Mother's Day cards for special women in my life. The Mumster, aunt, friends. And since I discovered layered cut files, I continue to be obsessed by them. These Layered Butterflies from Creative Fabrica are no exception! 

Disclosure: I am a Creative Fabrica Affiliate so if you decide to purchase  this collection and use this link, I do receive a small compensation. 


Supplies:

  • Spring Inks Paper Stack (Recollections,Michaels)
  • Shimmer Paper Stack (Recollections,Michaels)
  • White 110lb Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Gold Foil Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Foam dots and Spray Adhesive
  • Cut File and Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore 2)


I already had the Shimmer Stack on hand but found the Spring Inks on a recent trip to Michaels and love that many of the Recollections stacks coordinate. No idea if this is intentional but they do! 

My cards as almost always 5.x7 so I cut the white cardstock to size, then cut panels of the Shimmer and Spring Inks papers to fit and layer. For the butterflies, I cut two layers from the solid papers and layered using foam dots. 


I did different color combos to coordinate with the variations in colors of the Spring Inks papers. 


The star of these cards though, is the top gold layer! The Recollections metallic cardstock cuts intricate details BEAUTIFULLY! 


They're so ethereal! Given how delicate this layer is, I used a spray adhesive to adhere these to the layered butterflies. 

The  gold top layer picked up the foiling in the papers so perfectly! 



Between the detail in the butterflies and the beauty of the marbled and foiled papers, the only embellishments I added were some tiny rhinestones on the wings. 



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Monday, April 4, 2022

Handmade Gift: Layered Rose Monogram and Onesie Card

 


I've been in a bit of a slump lately, but I snapped out of it when I learned that one of my favorite baby cousins is having a baby! She lives in another state and I was so excited to see pictures from her baby shower which inspired this gift idea to go along with the really cute outfits I bought! 

Supplies: 
  • 8x8 Box Frame (Michaels)
  • Coordinating Scrapbook Papers (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Digital Monogram Cut File (Creative Fabrica and Cricut)
  • Foam Tape (Dollar Tree)
  • Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut)

I had all of the colors I needed in my paper stash...the one that Mr. Chocolate thinks cannot be added to...HA! I pulled out the colors that coordinated with her shower and then downloaded a Rose Monogram from Creative Fabrica where I'm a subscriber. 


Initially (ha ha monogram nerd joke) I was going to go with these as shown but I switched out the pink for a pale orange so no, your eyes aren't deceiving you. I used the watercolor paper for the background and then orange, light turquoise and cream for the layers of the Z. 

After downloading the SVG file from Creative Fabrica, I uploaded into Cricut Design Space and sized to fit the 8x8 frame making the letters about 5.5x5.5. 


I cut each layer and then assembled by using foam tape to apply the middle layer to the bottom, then used spray adhesive to apply the top layer. 



I measured the watercolor background paper to fit the frame and then attached the monogram using more foam tape. If you're not using a shadow box type of frame, you can use spray adhesive to keep the layers flat for a regular frame. 


But a gift isn't complete without a card right? Used some of the leftover paper from the monogram and another piece of the watercolor paper to make the card.



I used a Onesie design from my library in Cricut Design Space and replicated the layering from the monogram. The card measures 5x7 with the panels 4.75x5.75 and 3.75x4.75 and 3.25x4.25.


Very happy with how these turned out!  And dang! There are some cute baby clothes out there!