Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lovely Lattice Card

Today I thought I would try something new, so after searching around on Pinterest, I found a lattice card which I thought was rather interesting, so I thought I would challenge myself to give it a try using my Fun Stampers Journey products to create it.  This is what I came up with!


I just love the light airy look of this card.  To start with, I created a base card of Whip Cream card stock.  I then used the Fancy Label Die of the size I wanted and die cut the front of the card.  This will leave an opening in the card.  Next, I took more Whip Cream card stock and cut several strips 1/4 inch wide to create the lattice look.  

With the card open, and working on the inside of the card begin by taping the card onto grid paper using repositionable tape.  Start creating the lattice by placing one of the 1/4" strips across the opening of the card and gluing into place using craft glue.  Continue placing each strip 1/2" apart until you have them all laid.  The grid paper makes this really easy!



Next you will start to place the strips that go in the opposite direction.  Choose the first strip and weave it under and over the first strips creating a basket weave look.  Glue the first strip in place.  Then continue to weave the remaining strips starting each one opposite of the last one, for example,  if you started the last one over the previous strip, start the next one under etc.  See photo below.  



Once completed, the front of your card should look like this.  (The back will have all the glued strips showing (see photo above).



The next thing I did was cut a piece of Pool Play card stock which was 5.5 x 4.25 inches and glued it to the inside front of the card to cover the glued lattice work.  Then it showed thru the front of the card, creating a lovely blue background behind the lattice.

Using the branch and flower stamps from the Birthday Melody stamp set, I stamped one branch and five small blossoms onto Whip Cream card stock using Black Licorice Ink.  I colored the pieces using Color Burst Pencils and fussy cut them out using my detail scissors.  I wanted them to resemble cherry blossoms. 

I arranged the branch along the left side of the lattice and popped up four of the five flowers using foam squares along the branch where I felt it would look good.  For the last small blossom, I cut it apart and added the small bud at the top of the branch and one of the other blossoms along the branch to fill it in.  (These were not popped up)

I chose one of the butterflies  and the sentiment from the Small Things Stamp set and stamped them both onto Whip Cream card stock using Black Licorice ink.  I colored the butterfly using Color Burst Pencils and die cut both using the matching dies.  The butterfly was glued to the upper right corner using craft glue.  I placed the sentiment across the lower portion of the lattice and glued it in place.  


This card has a really fresh, spring look to it and I really love the lattice affect.  It added the perfect touch to put this card over the top.  I hope you like it! 


Today is day 12 of my Make it to Manager Bundles. I need to reach  a certain sales amount to achieve this goal and you can help me get there.   So for 30 days I will be offering a bundle for each project I create.  This bundle will be products used in each post and the total will include shipping and tax (if applicable).   All you have to do is press the Paypal Button below the bundle to purchase yours.

TODAY'S  BUNDLE
includes:

Small Things Stamp Set
Small Things Die Set 
Bird Melody Stamp Set
Bird Melody Die Set 
PLUS a free bloom benefit!!!

All for just $98.86 which includes shipping and tax (where applicable)
 



I hope you will give this bundle a try. It is a great opportunity to purchase and try out some of Fun Stampers Journey products.  Once you try them, I know you will be hooked!!

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog and sign up for my mailing list (mailing list is for non-fsj coaches only please).  I will send everyone on the mailing list, a free card making pdf every month!   Please be sure to send all your crafty friends over so they can sign up too!

I have listed the complete supply list below that links each item to my online store for purchase.  It can also be printed out by clicking the small "supply list" below the items.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Jeanne
A Stroke of Jeanne-ius

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pretty Tri-Fold Butterfly Card

I just love the butterfly papers in Fun Stampers Journey Sunday Adventure Prints.  They are so very colorful and can be used with so many different colors of paper.  Today I decided to use them to create this lovely tri-fold card.



The wonderful Small Things stamp set coordinates with this paper perfectly as does the Beach Breeze cardstock.

To create the base of this card, I started with Whip Cream Card stock and cut a piece 5.5 x 11.  This was then scored on the long side at 2.5" and again at 7.75".  Fold on the crease sides making the shorter end the front of your card.

I then cut a piece of  the butterfly printed paper from the Sunday Adventure Prints paper pack 2 3/8 inches wide and 5.25 inches tall.  I adhered it to the short front flap and centered it to create a colorful mat.  Beach Breeze card stock was then cut  to 4 x 5.25" and adhered to the second flap of the card.


Using Whip Cream Card stock and Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink, I stamped the sentiment and the butterfly from the Small Things Stamp Set onto the paper.  The butterfly was then colored using Color Burst colored pencils.  I trimmed the Whip Cream piece as shown making most of the piece rectangular and cutting out just the butterfly's wings.  This piece was then attached to a small strip of Beach Breeze card stock and then adhered to the front of the card as shown with part of the stamped piece hanging off the edge.  



The final touch was to add some Sparkle Silk to the butterfly wings.  I hope you like the finished product.  I really think it makes a great presentation and when you open the solid blue flap, there is plenty of room to write you message inside.

Today is day 11 of my Make it to Manager Bundles. I need to reach  a certain sales amount to achieve this goal and you can help me get there.   So for 30 days I will be offering a bundle for each project I create.  This bundle will be products used in each post and the total will include shipping and tax (if applicable).  Today's bundle features a chance to try out two of our most popular items along with this gorgeous stamp and die set!  All you have to do is press the Paypal Button below the bundle to purchase yours.

TODAY'S  BUNDLE
includes:

Small Things Stamp and Die Set
Sparkle Silk
Easy Glide Adhesive Tape Runner

All for just $57.43 which includes shipping and tax (where applicable)


I hope you will give this bundle a try. It is a great opportunity to purchase and try out some of Fun Stampers Journey products.  Once you try them, I know you will be hooked!!

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog and sign up for my mailing list (mailing list is for non-fsj coaches only please).  I will send everyone on the mailing list, a free card making pdf every month!   Please be sure to send all your crafty friends over so they can sign up too!

I have listed the complete supply list below that links each item to my online store for purchase.  It can also be printed out by clicking the small "supply list" below the items.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Jeanne
A Stroke of Jeanne-ius

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Easy Rose Easel Card

Fun  Stampers Journey has the perfect die for creating quick, easy and fun easel cards.  The Window Pop die can be used in many fun and imaginative ways.


I decided that I first wanted an inside to this card so I created a regular card base from Rich Coral card stock.  I then die cut some of the newspaper printed paper from the Romantic Journeys Paper pack using the Window Pop Die.  Once it was removed from the die, I folded the flap up  at the top to open the flap.  Then I brought the bottom of the flap down against the previous fold to create a tent shape that will stand up.  Here is how it looks when finished.  


I needed something to anchor, or hold the front of the flap in the upright position, so I cut another piece of Rich Coral and a small piece of Whip Cream and glued it behind the opening.  Then the die cut piece was adhered to the base card around the outer edges only.  

I stamped the gorgeous rose from the Dear Rose stamp set onto Whip Cream card stock using River Stone ink and colored it to coordinate with the Rich Coral Paper using Color Burst colored pencils   



It was then die cut using the matching die set and adhered to the flap on the lower portion below the second fold only.  This way the rose pops up and the flap supports it.  The Whip Cream and Rich Coral pieces act as a stopper which keeps the easel upright.  The sentiment was stamped in Rich Coral ink and die cut using the matching die. It was then attached under the flap on the stopper so that it shows when the flap is in it's easel position.  


For some added touches, I placed a thin strip of Rich Coral at the top fold of the Window Pop Die cut and placed a small Whip Cream thread bow on the upper left side.  I then adhered three of the orange Rainbow Drops for that little bit of bling.  

I hope you enjoy this card and will want to give this die a try.  I think you will like it!  

Today is day 10 of my Make it to Manager Bundles. I need to reach  a certain sales amount to achieve this goal and you can help me get there.   So for 30 days I will be offering a bundle for each project I create.  This bundle will be products used in each post and the total will include shipping and tax (if applicable).  All you have to do is press the Paypal Button below the bundle to purchase yours.

TODAY'S  BUNDLE
includes:

Window Pop Die
Dear Rose Stamp Set
Dear Rose Die Set 
Plus a free Bloom Benefit 

All for just $66.55 which includes shipping and tax (where applicable)



 


Be sure to subscribe to my blog and sign up for my mailing list (mailing list is for non-fsj coaches only please).  I will send everyone on the mailing list, a free card making pdf every month!   Please be sure to send all your crafty friends over so they can sign up too!

I have listed the complete supply list below that links each item to my online store for purchase.  It can also be printed out by clicking the small "supply list" below the items.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Jeanne
A Stroke of Jeanne-ius

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Fun Giddy Up! Masculine Card

I LOVE horses.  Although I do not own any or know much about them, I think they are gorgeous creatures.  When I saw these two stamps sets from Fun Stampers Journey, I knew at once that they would be the perfect compliment to one another.


I started off by creating a Hazelnut Blend card stock base card.  I then took a piece of Butter Cream which I cut to be 4 X 5.25",  and stamped it using the horse shoe stamp from the Dude Ranch Stamp Set in Hazelnut Brown.  Taking a 3.5 x 4" piece of corrugated brown card stock, I adhered it on top of the horse shoe stamped piece slightly to the right of center.   I then wrapped the pieces with natural thread.  The corrugated paper and the thread added some nice texture to this card.  

I cut another piece of Butter Cream card stock 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches.  It was stamped with Black Licorice ink and Mommy's Pony ATS.  (This stamp is retiring and is currently on sale while supplies last!!!! )  I colored the horses and the ground using Color Burst colored pencils and then matted the finished piece onto Green Olive card stock.  I  used the sentiment from the Dude Ranch set and stamped it in Hazelnut Blend in the upper right side.  This piece  was then centered and popped up onto the front of the base card.   Here is a closer look.  




Today is day 9 of my Make it to Manager Bundles. I need to reach  a certain sales amount to achieve this goal and you can help me get there.   So for 30 days I will be offering a bundle for each project I create.  This bundle will be products used in each post and the total will include shipping and tax (if applicable).  All you have to do is press the Paypal Button below the bundle to purchase yours.

TODAY'S  BUNDLE
includes:

Mommy's Pony (retireing - While Supplies Last!!)
Dude Ranch Stamp Set
Corrugated Stock 10 pack of 8.5 x 11
Journey Natural Thread 68 yards


All for just $46.02 which includes shipping and tax (where applicable)




Be sure to subscribe to my blog and sign up for my mailing list (mailing list is for non-fsj coaches only please).  I will send everyone on the mailing list, a free card making pdf every month!   Please be sure to send all your crafty friends over so they can sign up too!

I have listed the complete supply list below that links each item to my online store for purchase.  It can also be printed out by clicking the small "supply list" below the items.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Jeanne
A Stroke of Jeanne-ius

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