Hello everyone! Jackie here again with my first post for 2022 .. with valentines day fast approaching I have a quirky ‘I love you’ card today featuring a very colourful chicken and rooster perfect for a loved one. This is a quick and easy card tutorial to follow and you can easily switch up the colours to suit.
Cut a panel of patterned paper approximately 2.25×5.25″ die cut two fancy edges using the lovely planner essentials 27 and attach these top and bottom of the panel, fix the prepared panel to the centre of a top folding 5.25×5.25″ white card blank using 1mm foam pads.
Die cut the chicken and the rooster and build as normal, you can use what ever colours you like or make them with more realistic colours.
Fix a white die cut heart shape to the front of the card base using 2mm foam pads then attach the chicken and rooster on top using 1mm foam pad creating a 3d look.
Stamp out the sentiment using purple ink then quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder before heat setting. Trim the sentiment down to a small tag shape cutting a fish tail to one end and rounding the other adding a tiny hole. Thread with twine, tie a bow then fix in place on the card front to finish.
I hope I have inspired you to make this card, you can always switch this up and add different characters from Joset’s collection.
Merry Christmas everyone!! Jackie here today – I hope you are all enjoying the festivities.
I know its a bit late to want to recreate this Festive Christmas girl however she could easily be changed to suit birthdays and other occasions by switching the colours and removing the hat.
Start by stamping out the sentiment towards the bottom left of a 5.25″ x 5.25″ top folding card blank. Next draw a curly line all around the edge.
Using the fairy lights die from the Train Carts die set 1924.
Die cut a few of the strung lights into black cardstock and cut the bulbs apart discarding the in between string, next die cut again into glitter card or paper but this time using just the bulbs. Carefully glue the glitter bulbs on top of the black bulbs. – silk microfine glitter can be used instead which I will link below.
Build the festive Christmas girl using the Witch die set 1906 with a few alterations – there are added pieces from the Winter Accessories die set 1829, all the pieces you need are laid out below however the belt will have to be cut down slightly to fit the waist. The fur trims have been cut from white felt backed with double sided sheet and thin card for added stability.
Glue the bulbs all the way around the drawn string leaving approximately 1cm between each bulb. Add a couple of details to the girl like black eye lashes and stripy socks then add white dots to the eyes before fixing the girl in place using 3d foam pads
This little Festive party girl would look fabulous in all sorts of colourful outfits and the fur trim could be switched for a glittery trim. The possibilities are endless! Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to have a go at creating a party girl or two.
Products used I have added the silk microfine glitter as an option.
Hello there, Jackie here today with a selection of cute and simple woodland ornaments to hang on the tree or even use as gift tags. super simple to make using the gorgeous new whimsical winter dies from Joset with added brush lettering sentiments from Sue Smith’s brush lettering sentiment stamps.
Start by die cutting a four framed circles, lay two nesting circles dies together and tape the reverse side. Here I have used the stitched circles for added interest.
Die cut or fussy cut a white circle that fits slightly smaller than the prepared frame, then use the adventure edges to create a snowy hill. Fix this to the reverse side of the frame.
Attach another frame to the reverse side for added stability and to create some added dimension.
Die cut of fussy cut another white circle and create another snowy hill but make sure it sits higher than the last.
Die cut or fussy cut a further circle this time using a light blue card. Stamp out and white heat emboss the sentiment on one side and then splatter white paint all over.
Fix the sentiment panel to the reverse side then attach a further frame over the sentiment to add a neat finish.
Build up the ornament using all the woodland animals and trees design a winter scene, I added a dab of white ink to the trees and a dab of brown ink to the tops of the animals.
Finish off by punching a hole toward the top of each ornament and adding a string to hang.
Thank you for dropping by today. I hope I have inspired you to have a go at these ornaments.
Hello all, Jackie here today with this interactive Christmas train card using the new whimsical winter collection Holiday Train and Carts. This fun train can be spun around the sentiment so if you fancy creating something a little different then lets get started.
Start by ink blending the whole front of an 8×8″ white card blank using distress oxide inks Tumbled glass and Broken China. Flick some splatters of white paint over the top creating snow then glue a small coin to the very centre and set aside to dry.
To make the spinner parts, die cut the circular frames as pictured below. Here I have used circle die sizes as follows – thin frame – 3 3/4″ and 3″ fatter frame – 3 1/4″ and 3/4″. Note the 3/4″ fits nicely around my small coin, you may have to adjust this to fit your chosen coin.
Glue the two frames together with the thinner one at the top. Build up the train and carts then attach them around the very edge.
Die cut two more circles using a 3 1/4 die, stamp out and white heat emboss the sentiment then dot a border around the edge using a white glaze pen before attaching the two die cut circles together for added stability.
Place the train over the coin slotting into the centre hole, adhere two smaller die cut circles to the coin ensuring to keep the glue only on the coin.
Finish off by fixing the sentiment in place with glue on top of the white die cut circles, the train should now be able to spin.
Thankyou for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to have a go at this interactive design.
Hello everyone and Happy Fall or Autumn depending where you are in the world, Jackie here today sharing this autumnal card starring the cutest turkey I have ever seen! There is lots of stamping involved with this one so let get started.
Using the three smallest stamps from the Autumn Words set, stamp the leaf pattern all over a sheet of soft finish card stock.
Cut a panel 3.25″ x 8.25″ spritz with a little water then dab off creating a nice watery effect, you can spritz as much or as little water as you like. Die cut into the panel using a medium sized circle die then rough up all the edges creating some texture before fixing to a tall card blank using 3d foam pads.
Build up the turkey as normal except for the tail, here I decided to add layers of colour. Cut the tail four times then fussy cut each piece at the embossed mark, ink the pieces with four different colours before fixing together.
Add a white heat embossed sentiment toward the bottom using 3d foam pads then attach the turkey to the circular area using more foam pads.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to have a go!
Today I am sharing a simple card design which would suit a number of occasions. I have changed the holiday elf into a little girl with a couple so simple fussy cuts. So lets get started.
Start by die cutting the face and boots. Fussy cut off the pointed ear tops and curly boots.
Draw a few lines onto a scrap of cream cardstock then die cut the legs. Die cut all the other pieces and build up the little girl as normal.
Stamp out and white heat emboss the smile sentiment then use the coordinating die to cut it out.
Layer an A2 card blank with a white panel trimmed to fit slightly smaller. Attach a heart shaped piece of vellum then two pieces of patterned paper measuring approximately 1 x 4.25″ then fix the girl in place followed by the sentiment, finish for with a couple of enamel dots.
I hope yo have been inspired to create this little lady, you can have fun making her with different colour hair and clothes.
Hello there, Jackie here today. I know we are well into Autumn but I just couldn’t resist one last summery make. I have mixed the old with the new to create this little bit of paradise.
Start by preparing the card base. Use the largest die from the circle set 1116 to draw a circle on the front of a 4.25 x 4.25″ card blank ensuring to leave the circle overhanging the top edge slightly, carefully cut out the circle creating a circular shaped card. Use the same die to die cut a circular panel.
Die cut and build all the elements inking or colouring which ever way you would like, here I have used distress inks around the edges leaving a small white area in the centres of the flowers and leaves.
To create the wooden sign. Use the chisel end of a brown alcohol marker to draw irregular lines onto a scrap piece of brown card. Fussy cut out a plank shape and ink around the edges then white heat emboss your sentiment.
Attach the circular panel to the card blank then arrange all the elements fixing some in place with 3d foam pads for added dimension. If you do not want your card to rock then snip off a small piece on the reverse side of the card blank.
Thank you for stopping by today…I hope I have inspired you to mix the old with the new.
Hello there, Jackie here today sharing a pizza box with a cute robin design. These lovely little boxes make great treats for the kids at Christmas filled with chocolate or sweet treats, I have another five designs to do for the little people in my family.
Step One: Start by die cutting and building the pizza box, here I have used 250gsm white card however you could use whatever you prefer.
Use light grey card to die cut and glue together three scalloped edged frames, ink up a panel of white card to fit behind the frame stack.
Step Two: Die cut all the winter bird pieces using white soft finish card then use the photo below to ink the robin colours. Die cut the eyes into black card and use a white gel pen for detail.
Step Three: Build up the topper starting with the scallop frame, trim the branch to fit snuggly then add the snow followed by the robin. Finish off with a sentiment of your choice.
I hope I have inspired you today. Happy crafting Jackie
Distress Inks: Barn Door, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone
Hello all, it’s Jackie here with a card made using a couple of the cute character’s. I have changed the characters outfits slightly to create a little flamenco show staring Senor Farmer and Senorita Fairy, so let’s raise the curtain and get started.
Step One: Start by blending light blue ink onto the middle section of a 6×6″ card blank, allow this to dry before inking a circular centre creating a spot light.
Step Two: Trim a panel of red and brown cardstock to fit the top and bottom (approximately 6×1.25″) die cut a fancy edge into the red panel using Planner Essentials 27. Add detail using a gold pen then attach to the card blank using 3d foam pads.
Step Three: To change the farmer – build as normal except the shirt using the arms to create the jacket. Die cut the shirt arms and an extra dungarees from black card then fussy cut off the top bib part cutting through the middle making two front pieces. Once the character is built detail use a gold pen to detail his outfit.
Step Four: To change the fairy – Build the fairy as normal except her dress. Place the dress die onto a die cutting cutting plate placing the top plate half way allowing only the top part to cut through.
Step Five: Draw out and fussy cut the dress shape as shown in the photo below, then fussy cut another dress piece to sit behind the legs. Die cut an collar piece to add dimension. Once built add a pair of tiny gold earrings.
Step Six: Die cut the letters o l e ! three times, twice in black card then once into gold, glue them all together creating a 3d sentiment.
I hope I have given some inspiration to have a go at changing up the characters to suit your occasion, the possibilities are endless.
Hello all, Just chicken in again today with this fun farm yard card using Joset’s fabulous farm animal dies. This card is a ‘hello how are you doing’ kind of card, however you can easily switch the sentiment to suit any occasion.
Start by making the hen and rooster, here I have used coloured cardstock and gently inked around the edges before assembling all the pieces but you could easily make these using plain white cardstock and colour them with your preferred medium.
Die cut a 2.25″ circle into a piece of scrap cardstock creating a circular template. Ink through the circle onto a 4×5.25″ a panel of white cardstock.
Next place the inner circle piece over the sun and hold down firmly whilst inking the sky, ink approximately 3/4 of the panel saving enough room for the grass.
Ink blend the grass into the sun and sky then use all three inks to blend the scene together swapping form one to the other until you have a nice blend. Use the yellow in a circular motion to create a hazy sun.
Fix the panel the a top folding A2 card panel using 3d foam pads. Stamp the sentiment onto a banner shape then ink around the edges, attach all the pieces in place using more foam pads then finish off with a handful of eggs.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to have a go!