Beginners, Card Making, Challenges

Scan N Cut Dusting off the Cobwebs

I have had my Scan N Cut2 for a few years. The reason I purchased the Scan N Cut was to use it to cut out my stamped images. I just cannot justify buying those matching die cuts. It has served me well. The price I paid for the Scan n Cut2 has far surpassed the amount of money I saved that I would have spent on matching dies.

There are so many crafters who abhor their Scan N Cut, leave it in the box, never use it, etc. But I feel they don’t give it the time they need to learn it. If you want to invest in it you must also KNOW that it involves commitment. It is not a plug in and go tool. You have to have the resolve to learn it. And there are so very many wonderful crafters out there that you can learn from. Here are my top three who I refer to over and over again. They explain things that I can understand.

Papered Chef 

facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/paperedchefscanncut/?fref=nf

Alanda Craft

Apple Lover 53

Beverleigh’s Crafty Chaos HQ

Being in isolation has forced me to look at all kinds of creations using the Scan N Cut. It is such a wonderful tool.

Here is a birthday card (free download from Brother) I made for a favorite person of mine.

In addition here is one of my other favorite facegroup pages that you can literally find anything you need in the “Units” section of the group. ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer

Hope this motivates you to get that ScanNCut out of the box and start using it.

Have a blessed day.

#ScanNCut2, #TipsforScanNCut2, #Paperedchef, #Alandacraft, #Applelover53, #ScanNCutDesignNCutCanvasWorkspaceTipsandMaterialswithJennifer, #Beverleighscraftychaoshq, #Scanncutresources

Card Making, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Dollar Tree and Outline Stickers

I don’t know what it is about Dollar Tree but I can never walk out of this store empty handed because “It’s only a dollar” (as my cart has about 20 things in it).

I recently picked up a few of their sticker packs and here are three quick cards I created with things in my stash.

For this first card, I had the dot background in my card base stash already to go. I created it by using distress oxide inks and a dot stencil. I cut the circle die from papers in my stash. I then played around placing the stickers where I thought they would look good. I used a Happy Birthday Outline Sticker (huge fan of outline stickers). I placed the panel on black card stock and adhered that to a white card base.

For the second card I had the card base completed in my card base stash. I thought a frame around the toucan would make it stand out. The sticker is 3D so I didn’t have to do anything but adhere it to the card. I added the 3D balloon to look like it was coming from the parrot’s wing (hand). I added the three stars (from my stash), and again used a Happy Birthday Outline Sticker.

Again I found another card base in my stash which was made from the Stamps of Life birthday papers,  die cut the yellow circle from card stock, added the bird (not sure if he is a toucan or not). I added the Birthday Hat from another Dollar Tree Sticker Pack and added the balloons as well. Again, used a Happy Birthday Outline Sticker.

I am participating in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Must Feature A Critter
Allsorts – Lots of Dots.
Send A Smile 4 Kids – Anthing Goes 4 Kids

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and these cards will be going to them.

I am always looking for people and places to send cards. If you are an organization or hospital visiting this blog, and think that our program could help you, please contact me and I can give you more information.

If you are a card maker and feel that you have way too many cards, I can help you spread the joy to worthy causes. Please contact me.  

Have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by and be blessed.

Anne

 

 

#dollartree #cardsmadewithstickers #usingthingsfromyourstash #sendasmile4kids #carddonations #cardsforseniors #cardsforvets #outlinestickers #jotpopupstickers #stampsoflife

Card Making

Birthday Embossing Folder

This embossing folder is one of the very first I purchased way back when and it is still the one I use the most.

That big button I found in a clearance bin. There were three on a card for 50 cents. I added the burlap thread and that was it for this simple card.

I belong to a FB group From the Heart and this will be going to a lady who is turning 105 the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Card Making, Challenges, Scrapping For Less, Stamps of Life, Stinkin Inkers

Fancy Folds

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to create a card using your favorite fun fold. So here is my card.

I used the Stamps of Life Step Card die to create the base, the papers are from AC Moore and the stamp sets I used are from Scrapping for Less.

This card will be shipped off to SAS4Kids (I am a shipper and ship to 4 different hospitals).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies  – Anything goes with a critter (owl)
2 Sisters on the Blog – Use something with the letter S (Pumpkin Spice Coffee)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Sept. Challenge – Always use Patterned Paper
Crafty Animals – Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps – Autumn
Double Trouble – Make like a Tree and Leave (Fall Theme), optional twist fall sweet treat (Pumpkin Spice Coffee).

If you are cardmaker and have a surplus of cards because you just love making cards (like me), or you would like to know where to send them, please go to my “All About Me” page and check out the different places I send my cards to. 

Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed and have a great week.

Beginners, Card Making, Die Cut

Getting Back In The Game

I have been very sparse in my posts this last year due to some personal issues. Isn’t it funny. I have a magnet on my fridge that says “Life gets in the way when you are making other plans.” This has been true for me this last year.

Here is a card I made recently just for the fun of it. I don’t have the energy to find a challenge to post it too. Just wanted to share.

The stamp set I purchased at Joann’s and came with the dies. The balloons are from a very old Spellbinders set. I created the background using the samestamp as the image.

Thanks fo stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Scrapping For Less, Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday Morning Sketches

One of the challenges I like to play along with is Tuesday Morning Sketches. The December Flavor of the Month Kit arrived in my mailbox yesterday from Scrapping for Less and here is the card I created.

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There are four different collections in the Flavor of the Month. I pulled out the second collection and used the Stamp – Penguin with a Mug by Stamping Bella; papers called “Chill” by Scrapping for Less; and the Sequins by Buttons Galore. I used a sentiment from collection #1 Bear Hugs by Sunny Studio. The card base is Sno Cone from MFT which is also included in the Flavor of the Month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Kids, Scrapping For Less, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Scrapping for Less

I subscribe to Flavor of the Month Card Kit by Scrapping for Less. The first kit I received was called For the Love of Pets and I created this card using “Puppy Pals” (Newton’s Nook) for the current challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

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Along wih the kit each month comes four sketches to help you create cards. This card was based on sketch #2. All of the papers came with the kit as well as the adorable bone paper clip. The image was colored with copics.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and this card will be going to them.

Linking this up on Scrapping for Less’ FB page.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Crafting By Design Challenge, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp

Rainbow Card Challenge #1

Scrolling through some of my favorite bloggers yesterday I was very excited when I came upon a brand new challenge – The Rainbow Card Challenge. The theme this month is Red Romance. Sorry the image is a little glaring (dreary day here in the NE).

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I used versa mark ink and stamped the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flower image and embossed with gold detail embossing powder onto red cardstock (MFT). I used a prisma color white pencil to color in some of the flowers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

In addition to shipping cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids I donate handmade cards to Nursing Homes and two Veteran’s Homes in PA, (Philadelphia and Erie). This card will be going to one of the Nursing Homes.

I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
Ellibelle’s Corner – Sparkle and Shine

Card Making, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown 2019

Happy New Year! This is the first challenge of the new year over at Tuesday Throwdown.  The theme is Winter Sparkles.

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Stamp: Stampin Up (2012)
Sentiment: GinaK

To glitter up the card I used Glitter Foam Snowflakes (AC Moore), Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder from Ranger, Glitzy Paper from Die Cuts With A View.

I colored the snowman family with Copics on Express It Cardstock. Snowflake  Embossing Folder is from Sizzix on MFT Cardstock.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a very blessed 2019.

 

Card Making, Stinkin Inkers, Uncategorized

Stinkin Inkers

 

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The first challenge of the New Year is up on Sinkin’ Inkers. The theme is “new”. I chose to Congratulate a family who received a new puppy.

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For this card I used elements from different stamp sets. I made my own doghouse out of papers from my stash. The background was created using a cloud stencil.

Thanks for dropping by and make sure you check out Stinkin’ Inkers challenge this month and I hope you will play along.

Happy New Year and Be Blessed.