Friday, August 31, 2018

Easy Gift Card Holder

Good Day to my Crafting Friends,
Just popping in to tell you all it's time for the next challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month's (September) theme is "ANYTHING GOES"!!!  I decided since the most "wonderful time of the year" is fast approaching; I would give you all a little motivational idea...Gift card holders!!!  This adorable little gem can be used for gift cards or money.  I found the tutorial on YouTube, check out Ginger from My Sister Scrappers tutorial here.  Hope to see your fabulous "Anything Goes" creation in the challenge.  Here are a few photos of my gift card holders.

Here are the supplies I used to make these little cuties:
Title/Theme:  Graphic 45 Gift Card Holder
Tutorial/Video:  Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Easy Gift CardHolder  
Category:  Gift Card Holder
Finished Size: approximately 4” wide x 3 ¾ “ (to the crown)
CS: N/A    
Patterned Paper/CS:   Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea, A Proper Gentlemen, and Couture paper collections
Flowers/Greenery:  Green rose (my stash)
Ink (s):   Tim Holtz Vintage Photo (the A Proper Gentlemen only)
Marker (s):   None                         
Embellishments:   Very Vanilla Silk 5/8th ribbon, Lime Green ¼ “ribbon, and Teal Seam Binding ½” , chipboard pieces and tags from the paper collections.
Stamp/ Set(s):  None
Adhesives:  Mono Adhesive, ATG, and Hot Glue
Punches:   None
Die(s):  Graphic 45 Large Tag die

Happy Crafting, Joyce

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Our Daily Bread Designs-Armor of God

Hello crafty friends!

Here is a quick post to let you know about the August challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  The August challenge is geared toward friends.  We want to you show us something you made for a friend within the last 12 months; it doesn’t have to be a card.   It just so happened that I had a friend who was going through a very difficult time, so I sent her this card of encouragement.  I wanted to remind her to keep her faith as our Lord and Savior ALWAYS has her back…praise HIM all the time even in the mist of our trials.   Praise HIM for what HE going to do in your life even when you can’t see it… 
See you in the challenge…



Supplies used to create this card:

Title/Theme:  Armor of God

Date: 6/2018
Tutorial/Video:  N/A

Category:  Encouragement Card
Finished Size:  American A2  4 ¼ x 5 ½

CS:  Recollections 110# White CS, Stampin’ UP! Real Red CS, JoAnn’s Charcoal Gray #65 CS
Patterned Paper/CS:  N/A

Flowers/Greenery:  N/A
Ink (s):  Ranger Archival Ink-Watering Can

Marker (s): Copic Markers                               
Embellishments:   N/A

Stamp/ Set(s):  Our Daily Bread Designs-Armor of God image and sentiment, background stamp- 2014 Stampendous- R223 Leather Flowers
Adhesives:  ATG, Tombo Mono Adhesive 

Punches:   N/A
Die(s): Our Daily Bread Designs-Suit of Armor Die (CBD207)

Misc.: Clear Wink-of-Stella Pen

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Patriotic Banner

Alrighty Folks, it is July and time for you-know-what…  Another craf-tac-ular challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu!  July’s theme is one of my favorites… Red, White, and Blue (love me some U-S-to-the-A baby!!!).  I have been wanting to do a banner for a while and what a splendid time to make it happen.  This was another fun project that did not take a long time.  I hope you will join us this month for the Red, White and Blue bragging rights challenge.  Looking forward to seeing your inspiring creations.  Have a happy and safe 4th of July.

Supplies for this project:

Title/Theme:  Red, White and Blue
Tutorial/Video:  N/A

Category:  Dimensional Project, Banner
Finished Size: Each bunting is 3 ½ x 5 ½

CS:  Navy Blue, White, and DCWV “Glitzy” Glitter Cardstock Stack   
Patterned Paper/CS:   Our Daily Bread Designs “Stars and Stripes “and “Old Glory” 6x6 Paper Pads, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack

Flowers/Greenery:  N/A
Ink (s):  N/A 

Marker (s):  N/A                             
Embellishments:   N/A

Stamp/ Set(s):  Our Daily Bread Designs “American Hero”
Adhesives:  Tombo Mono Adhesive

Punches:  1 ¾ “circle punch 
Die(s):  Spellbinders A Gilded Life “Baby Buntings”, Tim Holtz “Mini Rosettes”, and Die’sire’s “Bunting Trio”

Tools (other): Tim Holtz Ruler, Craft Knife, Tim Holtz Craft Pick, Crop-A-Dile, Heating Tool, Hot Glue Gun, scissors

Die Cutting Machines: Cricut A2, Sizzix Big Shot
Misc.: low tack adhesive, mini eyelets, Jute, Versa Mark, Judikins “Egyptian Gold” embossing powder, “Storybook Cartridge”

Joyce Ann

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Graphic 45 Father's Day

Hello All,
I am hoping this will be a quick post today.  I say that and then my story goes on and on.  I decided to try a different approach to blogging about the posts.   I am just going to post the card recipe and the photos to see if this will cut down on the wordiness; we’ll see how it goes.  Today, I am sharing my June Eclectic Ellapu (EE) design team inspiration card.  The theme for the June EE challenge is “Anything Goes”.  Last month for the challenge I did a Mother’s Day card.  So for this month it’s time to celebrate all those incredible papas and papas to be!    Happy Father's Day to all those amazing men who allow us to do what we love to!!!
Card recipe:

Title/Theme:  Happy Father’s Day, “You’re a classic”
Tutorial/Video:  N/A

Category:  Masculine card, Father’s Day
Finished size: A6 (4 ½” x 6 ¼”)

CS: Michaels #110-Cream    

Patterned Paper/CS:   Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection; The Sophisticate #4500181
Flowers/Greenery:  N/A

Ink (s):  Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, and Vintage Photo.    
Marker (s):  Cricut pen-Black 0.4, Copic Mark E13                         

Embellishments:   Tim Holtz Alterations Findings-Pen Nibs
Stamp/ Set(s):  Hampton Arts, (#DF2610), “French Post”, JustRite Cling Crackle Background Stamp (#CL02127)

Adhesives:  ATG runner, Glossy Accents
Punches:   N/A

Die(s): N/A
Tools (other):  Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Martha Stewart Score Board, Polar Block (sanding block), Tim Holtz Ruler, pencil, blending tool, craft mat
Misc.: Cricut Air 2





Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hero Arts Magnolia Flowering Stamp Sympathy Card

Howdy everyone,
Today I am sharing this quick sympathy card I made for a friend who’s life partner passed away.  This stamp serves as a constant reminder to all of us that nothing, not even the next minute is promised to us and that we should enjoy our love ones and the beauty that surrounds us daily.  Too often we focus on the tragedies that befall someone instead of praising God for today’s journey, his love, his mercy, his blessing…

To make this 4 ¼ “x 5 ½ “card I used some light gray and white cardstock from Michaels.  I made the patterned paper using some white cardstock, Memento “Gray Flannel” ink, and a Wendy Vecchi Gingham Background Stamp. The Magnolia stamp is from Hero Arts “Flowering Magnolia”.  I adhered the Magnolia image to the patterned piece and mounted that on some 2mm white fun foam.  I coloured the Magnolia stamp using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and touches of Copic Markers.  I used Kooh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth multi-media paper for my water coloured image and paint bushes #0,2, and 6.  I stamped a faint image of a postage stamp in the top right corner using JustRite Cling stamp set “Greetings From Paris”. I cut the Magnolia image out using a Memory Box “Postage Square Layers” die.  The patterned paper is cut out using Spellbinders Card Creator 6”x6” Matting Basics B dies.  The sentiment and greeting are from a Stampin’ UP! Stamp set called “Thoughts & Prayers”.  I stamped it in Versa Mark and heat embossed it using Silver fine detail embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enjoy every moment…

Joyce Ann
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