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Dreams can come true

September 18, 2023

Hello all, Jackie here with todays super simple inspiration which is perfect for those times when you need a card in a hurry. I have to say that this little guy has the most infectious smile!

Step One:

First I created a circular stencil from acetate using and a 3″ or 7.5cm circular die. Place the stencil onto a piece of white cardstock cut slightly smaller than an A2 (US) or A6 (UK) then use a blending tool to ink the centre.

Step Two:

Once the ink has dried off a little add a line of white gel pen just around inside edge, then round the top corner using a punch.

Step Three:

Build the Grasshopper as normal except you will need to move his head forward slightly so that he sits more upright on his leaf. Add ink around the edges of each piece before you glue them together to add character and dimension, you can also add a few white gel pen dots to his cheeks for a cute look.

Step Four:

Add a black line around the edge of the circle with a few squiggles adding a bit more detail to the background.

Step Five:

Finish off with the sentiment. I have white embossed onto black cardstock which is my favourite, I chose follow your dreams as he looks like he is hopping off into the sunset! But there would be a good few different sentiments that would work just as well.

That’s it for today, Thank you for reading and I hope you pop by again next time! Happy crafting –

Jackie x

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Joset Designs

Lemonade cart

April 27, 2022

Hello all.. Jackie here for today’s blog post. I am so pleased that spring is finally here and we are starting to see some sunshine which has inspired me to create this sunny looking card for you today. I have used the wooden trailer – 1909 Hay Ride – to create this lemonade cart plus there are also a few bits of hand drawn fussy cutting to do. So lets get started.

Step One:

Start by die cutting all the pieces for the cart, the photo below shows all the pieces I have used. Where you can see more than one of the same piece I have doubled up and glued together to add some texture to the finished cart. You will need to die cut the same pieces to create the roof and the bottom, then use this same die to cut the three coloured panels into different coloured cardstock.

Step Two:

Continue to build the cart up. You will need to cut two thin side bars measuring approximately 1/8th x 2.75″ which will be glued either side from the base to the roof. The bunting, lemons, soda cups and signs are all fussy cut apart from the straws and sign stick (these are the waste pieces from the cart base die)

Step Three:

Ink a pale blue circle in the centre of a 5×5″ white card panel, I used distress oxide tumbled glass and a domed blending tool. Offer the cart up to the inked circle to see where the wheels will sit, then draw a few black lines with squiggles to ground the cart, fix the prepared panel to the front of a top folding turquoise card blank measuring 5.25 x 5.25″ but do not fix the cart in place yet.

Step Four:

Next die cut the bunny, you will not need the legs as you will not see them. build up the bunny as normal and add rosy cheeks using pale pink ink, I used distress ink spun sugar and a finger dauber. Draw on some whiskers and add a tiny white dot to each eye then fix the bunny in place before attaching the finished cart to the card front.

I have chosen not to add a sentiment but you could add whatever sentiment you like, this would suit quite a few different occasions. You could also switch up the design and make a number of different cart’s like sweets, hotdogs and burgers or even fresh fruit and veg.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration from this design.

See you soon and happy crafting – Jackie x

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Other product used:

Black signo pen

Distress ink spun sugar

Distress oxide tumbled glass

Yellow pro marker

Yellow twine

Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper flowers Paper Flowers

You’re So Cute

April 22, 2022

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made with the same sketch but different products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I used the adorably cute Elephant and the Florals 12 to make two very different cards!

How cute is that Elephant! And so easy to put together. I used grayish brown and beige cardstock to cut the pieces and colored his eyes with a Copic C7. I also added a little blush for the cheeks with distress ink in Kitsch Flamingo. To create the card front, I just cut a piece of 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4-1/4×5-1/2″ and taped a triangle of the patterned blue paper to it, and I then cut that with a stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from the Furrever Friends set.

Love these beautiful flowers from the Florals 12 set. They were cut with the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and then colored with DIstress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Scattered Straw. I colored, then dampened with water, and then shaped them.

Yes, it’s never too soon to start making Christmas Cards! I used the Cute Winter Sentiments on this one!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned cardstock and inks

Joset Designs

Just To Say…

March 24, 2022

Hello all. Jackie here with today’s card made using the super cute squirrel and spring basket. The cute critter is holding a hidden message and although this card has been made for Mother’s Day you could easily adapt the sentiments for so many other occasions.

Step One:

Die cut and build the basket adding a little ink around the edges, Here I have used colour wild honey. Use a pink pencil on the stitched lines of the little cloth piece and add Blue tumbled glass ink around the edges.

Step Two:

Cut a handful of flowers using white card then ink them in three different colours, gently shape the flower before adding the circle centres die cut from brown card.

Step Three:

Cut a panel measuring 4 x 5.25″ and use the semi circle notch die to cut the notch into the top, then use the smallest slit die to cut a slit as shown in the photo.

Step Four:

Die cut the pull tab (the smaller one of the two) along with the corresponding slot part, glue the slot part to the reverse side of the prepared panel at about one third down from top. Ink the small arrow disc with yellow then fix to the top of the pull tab.

Step Five:

Die cut he basket again in to a scape piece of white card, use a few of the waste pieces from the basket as a prop for the squirrel to attach to, glue about 4 waste pieces together then fix inside the slit to the tab, be careful not to get glue on the other parts.

Step Six:

Ink around the panel edges with yellow ink. Die cut and build the squirrel adding brown ink around the edges and pink rosy cheeks, then attach the squirrel to the prop making sure not to get glue on any other parts. Fold the two edges of the tab pull behind and fix in place with a blob of glue.

Step Seven:

Add some strips of foam pad to the reverse side of the card panel ensuring they not interfere with the pull tab. Fix the panel to the front of a kraft card measuring 4.25 x 5.5.

Step Eight:

Draw a few black lines where the basket will sit then fix the basket in place over the squirrel using foam pads, you will only be able to fix a few on either side as the squirrel needs to be able to move out of the basket.

Step Eight

Trim a small piece of white card approximately 1 x 1.25″ write ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ then ink around the edges with blue ink and fix to the squirrel hands. Finish off by adding all the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today I hope I have inspired you to have a go at the pull tabs.

Happy crafting – Jackie

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