Sunday, October 29, 2017

Give thanks

Sometimes doubling up on things actually saves me time, even though it doesn't sound like it should. I'm a bit behind on my crafting, along with many other things on my to-do list, so I thought I would make a double-post today.

It seems like most times when I need a card I could also use a second one. But the crafter in me has a hard time making duplicates of the same card. At Christmas-card time (when I actually have time to make enough cards), it's so hard for me to make enough cards as I don't do well making the same card over and over again. It feels stifling to me; it makes it feel more like a task instead of a joy. 

While working on these cards, I think I found a fun way around that. I kept all the cards simple enough, but then I made duplicates that each differed a little bit. I was able to get quite a few cards done in a short amount of time, and they are all different enough that I didn't get "bored" with the design.

All of the cards I'm showing you today would work with our newest mood board titled Give Thanks.

The first two cards used the Pumpkins on a Vine stamp and the Fall Bounties stamp.

My first step was stamping and embossing the pumpkin stamp multiple times on each card base. Using a stamp positioning tool makes this step super easy! I embossed them with gold ink. I love how the gold embossing really shines through the background.

I added some ink spray in the colors of red, orange, yellow and green. I sprayed some water on the card too, to make the ink sprays blend. I really wanted to feature the colors of fall for these cards. I saw some butterflies that a friend recently made using this technique and I loved them. I'm glad I was able to re-create her process with the same beautiful results.

Since I was in a hurry, I also dried my card with a heat gun after I finished spraying it. This speeds up the process quite a bit. I did need to flatten them a bit after this step, but it worked out well to just put them under some heavy items while I worked on the rest of my cards.

Once the cards were dry and flat enough, I stamped the sentiment in a coordinating color on a piece of cardstock. I love the message in the Fall Bounties sentiment - especially during this season - and I love how versatile it can be. I matted them in red to help them pop off the card. Underneath one sentiment I added a piece of ribbon stretching across the card; to the edge of the other one I added some gold shimmer trim. 

These cards are quite simple, but I love how eye-catching they are! By stamping my pumpkins in a different arrangement and using varying colors of the spray ink, I was able to create multiple cards that were different enough for my tastes, but similar enough to be quick. And, I love how these cards can be used for a variety of reasons: house warming, thank you to a host, Thanksgiving, harvest and more!

For my next batch of cards, I used the elegant Thank You stamp.
I really like the looks of tone-on-tone cards, but I don't think I've intentionally tried to create any. I knew when I saw this stamp that I wanted to use it with an embossed background. I don't use my embossing folders nearly enough, so I was happy to be able to use so many with these cards. I started by picking out some different embossing folders and dry embossing five of them. This allowed me to vary the cards enough to not get "bored" with my design. 

To a couple of the cards, I added pops of color in a matting piece or in the inked sentiment. I embossed most of the sentiments, some in color to match the card stock (by using my matching ink, a stamp positioning tool, versamark and opalescent embossing powder), one in silver and one in gold. I love how the embossing makes this card seem more elegant.

I finished off each card with something a little different: shimmer trim, sparkles, washi tape and silver drops.

I'm so excited that the next time I need a thank you card I'll have a wide variety ready for me to choose from.

The great thing about our mood boards is that all of these cards can be entered into the challenge. There are so many ways to be inspired with this beautiful mood board! Visit this page to check out the rules and enter your creation today. Our new prizes are amazing!

Thanks for joining me today! Happy crafting!
             ~Jamie, Doin' it the Wright Way

Friday, October 27, 2017

SumMore Fun Mood Board #14

Mood Board #14
Happy Friday and welcome back, everyone! 

We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board.  Remember your project inspiration can come from the photos, the colors palette, and/or the theme. 
Cards, ATC, Mixed Media, Scrapbook Layouts, Journaling, Planners are welcome. 
Please read the rules before entering!

Now, the winner of Challenge #13


please grab the badge below to place on your blog, and email to claim your prize

Thank you to all who participated in our last challenge. You have until November 9th at 12
PM CDT to link your projects. The winner of this challenge will Receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate, double if you use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat products, to spend at the 

Now onto our DT Inspiration

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Take the Candy....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
and it's my day to take over the Blog!! YAY for me... 🙌

I thought I would show you an 
ADORABLE Halloween Card I made using
the SUPER CUTE Raisin Boat Stamp set called
Boo Hoo (9107-Z)

I actually had this stamp set for about 2 weeks and then I had a DREAM -
Crazy? you betcha! But I kept dreaming of making this exact card and I
knew if I didn't make it, I would not have been able to go to sleep that
next night - Have ANY of YOU had that problem??? You know...
Dream of a card or have an idea in your head that HAD to be made?

It doesn't happen too often, thank goodness, but I knew I'd go
crazy if I didn't make it - and it's a simple CAS card (Even Better!)

All I did was stamp the adorable image with some versamark ink -
Heat embossed it with white embossing powder - Then pulled
out 3 distress inks to color over the image.... I added some droplets
of water and lifted the water droplets up with a paper towel --
Then I die cut it out with a wonky border die - Popped it up on
a black card base with fun foam - I heat embossed a sentiment on
a strip of black cardstock and made it into a banner - Then added some
Enamel dots and I was done! It's exactly how I dreamt it...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Good Morning,

Today is my day to take over the Victorine Originals Blog. In keeping with the "HALLOWEEN" Theme/Mood Board I chose to use Halloween Kids for my inspiration today.

Card Recipe:
I started with a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of black 110pd cardstock and used a stencil and some grey chalk ink to create a nice spooky Halloween night background, I also used a scattered star stencil to apply some faint stars. Once I was happy I removed the stencil(s) and decided exactly where I wanted my Ghost and Pumpkin from the Halloween Kids set to be.  I used a stitched rectangle die from my stash to die cut the layer then I went about stamping the ghost with versamark and using black embossing powder heat set the image.  I cut a mask of the ghost and again using versamark stamped the pumpkin next to the ghost and using neon green embossing powder heat set this image.  For the sentiment I used the BOO! included in the set stamped in versamark and again used the neon green embossing powder. I then set about coloring in the pumpkin with prismacolor pencils in orange and black.  For the ghost I used my pencils in white, grey, nectar, blue and black. Lastly I had some bats that I had diecut in bulk from my stash that I popped up using seed beads and gave them a quick swipe with a spectrum noir sparkle brush pen. I cut a neon green sheet of cardstock to A2 size and glued it to the front of a side folding piece of Neenah 110pd cardstock, then glued my stenciled/stamped/embossed layer to the top.


Don't forget there is still time to enter your "HALLOWEEN" themed projects into our challenge...
Head on over to the Victorine Originals blog and check out their challenge post. You have a few days left to enter your project/s that follow this theme. They do not have to use Victorine Originals stamps on them. We can't wait to see what you create!  
I look forward to visiting your blogs.

Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
Design Team Member MaryAnn

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween Witch Hat Decoration

Halloween Witch
Hat Decoration

Good Morning crafty friends
Amy here with a mid-week challenge inspiration and a fun decoration for Halloween.
A cute Witches Hat

I started out by using a kit for a small hat
And as I was crafting along, everything ended up tossed to the other side of my table.  It wasn't going together right or what I really had in my mind to create.
So all I kept was the shape for the top of the hat.  I then chose some cute paper from my stash and made the rim of the hat.
I used Victorine Originals Halloween kids stamp set and let my son pick which one to use. He chose the reaper kid.

I stamped this image on two different colors of paper and colored them both.
I then fussy cut them out
I did this because I wasnt sure how either of them would look against the colors.
So this way I had more options.
I used my punches and punched out a spooky tree.
I also found some fibers in my stash to go around the bottom.
I added my colored stamp and liked the white color better.
I also punched out a round peice of paper, distressed it to look like the moon and added a bat.
Once everything was done, I arranged everything until it fit.
I also added the sentiment Boo!
 For all the details and a product list please visit my blog The Tigers Haven.

Dont forget our Mood Board Challenge
Thats still going on right now.
Here is our Mood Board

Fun right?
Get inspired from this board, a photo, object, color, the theme or even my project today.  Then go over and link up your project. You have until this Friday!!
Cant wait to see your creations.

Thank you for visiting today.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halloween Gift Tags

Heather here, it is my turn to take over the blog at Victorine Originals and I decided to try something a bit different, so I made some gift tags using the Halloween Kids stamp set from Victorine Originals.

I started by stamping the pumpkin (twice), the Mummy and Dracula onto some watercolor paper in versafine onyx black ink and then heat setting with clear embossing powder.  I colored them and then fussy cut them out.  I covered Dracula's cape and the pumpkins with a coat of clear glitter pen for some sparkle.  On the pumpkins I also used the Nuvo Glow Drops in Banana Split for the eyes, nose and mouth for some added fun.

For Dracula's tag I took a piece of grey card stock and then used a stencil from my craft room and sponged it with Distress Oxide Ink in Black Soot and then sprinkled some water onto it for some added interest. I put my tag together with some strong adhesive tape and then added a few silver glitter embellies at the top and some orange and black bakers twine. I glued my pumpkin directly to the tag and then I popped up Dracula with some foam tape. I used the Sentiment Happy Halloween form the Halloween Kids Stamp Set from Victorine Originals and cut it apart to make it work when I attached it to a gift card. Here are some close ups of the Dracula tag with the gift card in and out:

For the Mummy card I started with a piece of purple and black card stock paper and used another tree stencil from my crafty stash and again used Distress Oxide Ink in Black Soot.  I assembled my gift tag and added some purple and black bakers twine at the top and some dark purple glitter embellies on the tag, I used the BOO! From Me To You sentiment and glued down the pumpkin, added foam tape to the back of the Mummy and finished off tag 2.

We still have the current Mood Board up for the challenge over at the Victorine Originals Blog and I will put all the links below, please join us and share your crafty projects with us.
See you soon!

Stamps Used:
 Halloween Kids

You can also find me over at: suprfoxdesigns 

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Witching Hour

Happy Friday and welcome back, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper sharing a little Halloween card featuring the Victorine Originals Halloween Kids Stamps. These are the cutest stamps! 
  • Start with a A2 (4.25 x 5.5) cardbase, die-cut pattern paper and adhere to front of cardbase 
  • Stamp images from Halloween Kids Stamps onto masking paper, I use post it notes and fussy cut
  • Die-cut paper using rectangle die, stamp images using Memento Ink Tuxedo Black starting with pumpkin, then ghost, then mummy, and finish with witch, masking each one after stamp
  • Unmask and color using COPIC markers
  • Die-cut a mask using rectangle die(same size as the one kids are stamped on) and circle die for moon, mask colored images again and negative for moon
  • Using yellow ink create a moon with ink dauber, blend light and darker areas, unmask rectangle 
  • Add circle mask over moon making sure to leave kids masked, using black, blue, and violet blend night sky
  • Using white pigment ink and star stencil(from my stash) stencil stars 
  • Add Halloween stickers and Black Enamel Dots 

As always thanks for stopping by! 

 Halloween Mood Board
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mummy Halloween Card

Hello all!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here and today I am back with another adorable Halloween card using Victorine OriginalsHalloween Kids stamp set.
I stamped that cute little mummy on newsprint paper with black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I die cut ovals to create a focal point for it.  They are popped up with foam tape.
In the bottom right corner I stamped a sentiment from the Halloween Kids set and embossed it with white embossing powder.  The last thing I added was enamel dots on the banner.
Here is a full look at that awesome Halloween Kids stamp set:

For more details on my card, visit my blog, Beth's Beauties.

Remember, we have this mood board challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Testing out some new products

I am so excited to be here with you today! Not only do I get to play with the amazing Victorine Originals and Raisin Boat stamp sets, but today I'm also going to show you some of the awesome other products that have now been added to the online store! As soon as you're done reading this post, head over there and get some - you won't be disappointed!

I had a page kit that I needed to put together, and I knew that these new products were the perfect match.

The first product I used was the Memento Dew Drop 4-pack of Inks. The dew drop shape is so handy for inking all the edges of whatever shape I had. It made quick work of my duck, rain drop and water splatters. I used colors from multiple sets as I like the ink to coordinate with the paper.

When I make a page kit, the layout just looks so much better when I doodle or outline the elements and the pictures.

I think this layout is even one step better because I outlined with the super cool Kirarina Wink Glitter Markers. I think I must have all the colors now!

I went around the edge of the duck, but then I added some squiggles (technical term there) to certain parts to give the duck more life. With the rain drops and splatters, I used multiple colors to make the water "reflect" the duck. I also outlined all the letters in the title and around the pictures.

Can you see (believe) how well these glitter pens do on EVERY color of cardstock and patterned paper I tried? It was amazing! I am totally hooked. Go visit my Halloween Mood Board creation to see how they pop off the page when used on black cardstock - it's amazing! (Link is below)

After assembling my layout, I added one extra perfect product for this layout! To make the water seem more realistic, I used the blue Pearl Pen to put water droplets all over my page! Look closely and you can see some on the water splatters and the duck.

I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do! May your day be full of crafty goodness!

Working on Halloween creations? Join in on the fun for our newest mood board - the prize up for grabs is an AWESOME one!

Doin' it the Wright Way