Feb 18, 2017

Sending happiness to you

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share this fun card with you featuring the amazing "Special Delivery" stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas.


I started off by stamping the flamingo and the letter on some mixed media card stock and colored the flamingo in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  


Using pattern paper with two different sides I die cut the stitched box die and adhered it togeter. I also die cut the medium stitched scalloped squre die from white card stock and adhered it to a square kraft card base for more contrast. Then, I adhered the box to the center of the card and placed the flamingo with a little bit of liquid glue inside the box. 


To finish up the card and to include a sentiment, I die cut one of the flag banners from black cardstock and white embossed the sentiment "Sending happiness to you" on top of it. I then trimmed the flag banner into place and adhered it to the card with foam tape.

I really hope you liked this card! Have a great day! 

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Jan 25, 2017

Warmest Wishes

Hi everyone, today I wanted to show you this shaker card that I made with images from the "Winter Cheer" stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas. I went a little overboard with the sequins but this way the recipient has to work the shaker card to reveal the complete image ;) 


I started off die cutting the shaker card panel from white card stock using the largest scalloped die from the "Francy Frame" die set. I then cut the largest "Scribbled Circle" die from the panel and again from red card stock. Using red ink, I stamped the sentiment "Warmest Wishes" directly under the window. I also cut a piece of white card stock and that was a bit larger than the shaker pocket and die cut a snowy hill with a piece from the "Shake It Up" die set. Unfortunately, you can't really see it on the pictures. 


Then I cut a large enough piece of acetate and adhered it behind the window which also gave me the possibility to adhere the red scribbled circle to the outside of the window. Using foam tape I created the actual window that can hold the sequins and adhered the snowy hill into place on a silver card base. 
I stamped the image on mix media card stock and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and also adhered it to the inside of the shaker card. All that was left to do was to fill it up with Fairy Dust sequins (please be careful and don't overfill like I did). For a finishing touch, I adhered the little star from the set to the left of the sentiment.

I hope you liked this shaker card. Have an amazing day and see you next time!



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Jan 8, 2017

Late Christmas Card

Hi everyone, I am back with another card for you. I know, Christmas is over and I hope you had a wonderful time! But I still wanted to show you this card that I made using the adorable lemurs from the set "Snow Days" as well as die cuts from the "Outdoor Landscape 2" die set from Craftin Desert Divas. 


I started off with a piece of mix media card stock and applied some light orange ink to it to create a snowy sunset background. Then, I die cut the card stock using the largest scalloped die from the "Fancy Frames" die set. I also die cut the same piece from white card stock and used the grassy die to create some kind of snowy grass ground.


I wanted to keep the background simple so I also die cut the  fence from white card stock which creates a nice but subtle contrast to the background panel. I stamped the images on mix media card stock and colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers because I really like the effect they give.

To assemble my card I used a Kraft card base and adhered the background panel, the fence and the grassy field to it. Using black ink, I stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" from the "Santa's Helpers" stamp set on the background piece. And using 3D foam squares I also adhered the lemurs and the snowman into place.


Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing day and see you next time!








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Jan 3, 2017

Sending Hugs

Hello everyone and happy New Year! I have a quick and easy card for you today. Since it is still cold outside and at least here it's supposed to get really cold in the next couple of days, I created this snowy card scene using the cute lemur from the "Snow Day" stamp set. 



I started off stamping the image on mixed media card stock and coloring him in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. For my background I used an embossing powder that created tiny dots that look like snow. I simply embossed the front part of my card base.
I also wanted to create a bold sentiment with a high contrast so I die cut a flag banner from black card stock using one of the bigger flag banner dies and white embossed the sentiment "Sending hugs" using stamps from the "Wishful Thoughts" stamp set. I adhered the flag banner with foam tape to the card base and mounted the lemur to the upper right corner of the flag banner.


I hope you enjoyed this quick card as much as I did. Have a great day!



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Dec 15, 2016

Yeti to Party

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share two projects with you that I made with the recently released stamp set "Yeti to Party" by Craftin Desert Divas. I adore the cute images from the set!



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Tags for Edible Christmas Gifts

Hi everyone, today I have an easy and fun project for you. I made a cookie mix and a mulled wine mix for two friends of mine for Christmas. I used two glass jars for my ingredients so the recipients can immediately see them.
I wanted to include the ingredients and instructions on tags so I went ahead and die cut a tag from white and red card stock using the "Shake It Up" die set as well as the "Stitched In Circles" die set. I also used the add ons for the tag from the first set to create some stitching. 



On the red tag I wrote the name of the mix and also the ingredients included in the mix. On the second, white tag I wrote the instructions so the recipient will know how to proceed. For the cookie mix I also included the little cookie from the "Kitchen Cuties" stamp set because it was just perfect for it.



I really love giving self-made gifts and I think my friends will like them. And in addition they will also have a nice jar for storage. I hope I could inspire you to give your own mixes to friends and family and decorate them with goodies from Craftin Desert Divas.


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Dec 13, 2016

Warmest Wishes

Hi everyone, today is the first day of the December mini release by Craftin Desert Divas. It will only be two days but will feature some amazing new stamp sets! 

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the new "Winter Cheers" set that includes amazing images and sentiments. 



You can click here if you're interested in the event!

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Dec 11, 2016

Happy Insta Girls Christmas Hop 2016

Hi everyone and welcome back to another Happy Insta Girls Blog Hop! This group was initiated by the lovely Birka and I am happy that she asked me to join this group over a year ago with so many amazing and talented girls!

I am so excited to show you the card that I got from Maike! But she did not only send me a card but also included an advent calendar and a little gift that I want to show you before.






Aren't these gift super sweet? Thank you so so much, Maike! But now I want to show you the wonderful card that I got from her! As you might know I love interactive card. That's why I was so happy that I got one from Maike: a twist and pop card! But take a look for yourself! 




Isn't this wonderful? The inside scene is so beautifully done! I can't stop looking at it with all the little details! Thank you so much! 

But now I want to show you the card that I made for Biggi. And you might have guessed already in which direction I was going. Yes... I made an interactive card ;) This time I made a pull card which I had never done before but I like how it turned out. 


I used the cute Yeti stamps from My Favorite Things which reveal a German sentiment when you pull on the flaps of the card. Here is a video so you can see the card in action. 

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I really hope you enjoyed the card that I made. Now hop on to see what Biggi created! 

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>> Jeanin <<






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Dec 8, 2016

Dragon LED Candle Lantern

Hi everyone, I am back with another fun project. I thought the dragons from the new "Dragon Festival" stamp set would be perfect to decorate a lantern. So I created a simple lantern cutting file and cut it from dark red card stock.

You can download the cutting file here: DOWNLOAD (.fcm, .svg, .pdf)


Then, I cut four pieces of vellum which were a bit larger than each window of the lantern to be able to glue to the inside. Before assembling, I decorated each window and stamped the cute dragons, lanterns, and Chinese symbols on the vellum with VersaMark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder.

I also did some basic Copic coloring with red and yellow markers. Tip: To avoid coloring the white embossing powder color the images from the back side. 


Then I adhered each vellum piece to the frames and assembled the lantern.

Please only use these lanterns with LED candles and NO real candles due to fire hazards. 






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Dec 6, 2016

Christmas Gift Box

Hi everyone, I quickly wanted to share this Christmas gift box with you that I made fore a friend. I made the gift box with the 3-in-1 punch board by We Are Memory Keepers and decorated it with images from the new Snow Day stamp set and die cut trees from the Shake It Up die set by Craftin Desert Divas.





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Dec 2, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas November Release

Hello everyone, the new release by Craftin Desert Divas is finally available! And I've created a couple of additional projects for you using the new products.


I really hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks of the last couple of days and got inspired to create your own projects!








Have fun and happy crafting!


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Nov 30, 2016

Elegant Brush Script

And it is day 3 already featuring the products of the new Craftin Desert Divas release. I created a project using the new "Elegant Brush Script" stamp set which is just wonderful. It includes both upper and lower case letters in a beautiful font.


To create this snow globe scene I also used the "Snow Day" set from day 2 as well as the "Shake It Up" die set.




You also have the chance to win this stamp set. Just make sure to "be going" to the release event on Facebook and find the give away post that has more information. Just click on the picture below to get to the event.


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Nov 29, 2016

Snow Day

Hi everyone and welcome back to day 2 of sneak peeks for the new Craftin Desert Divas release. Today I am sharing with you a card using the new "Snow Day" stamp set and the new "Outdoor Landscape 2" dies as well as the new "Inside Scalloped Squares" from day 1. 


I think these products are fantastic as you can create so many great scenes with them.


You also have the chance to win this stamp set. Just make sure to "be going" to the release event on Facebook and find the give away post that has more information. Just click on the picture below to get to the event.


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Nov 28, 2016

Dragon Festival - easy CAS card

Hi everyone! Today start the sneak peeks for the new release by Craftin Desert Divas. And let me tell you - it's simply amazing! There are so many super fun products coming! For day 1 I created this clean and simple card using stamps from the new "Dragon Festival" stamp set.



To create this card I was I inspired by a video tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. It is so easy to create the sentiment background that I created 4 cards at once. 


You also have the chance to win this stamp set. Just make sure to "be going" to the release event on Facebook and find the give away post that has more information. Just click on the picture below to get to the event.


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