Saturday, January 14, 2023

Love Easel Card

    Welcome to the first creation for 2023 term at Stick It Down.  This month's sketch features a fun slimline card style.


   Here is my take on the card sketch. I created this "Love" theme slimfold easel card that I am sure will be used in Feb. 


   I did a layered heart with foam adhesive to create the card stopper. 

   I just got this tag maker for Christmas and I have to say I love it. The "Love" is a Paper Smooches die that I did an offset layer to create the shadow. On this card I did a mix of old and new items, that rivet ribbon is over 15 years old and the pattern paper used I just got it for Christmas. 

   Even when the card is not open as an easel it still looks good. 

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in March.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Mirror Christmas

   Merry Christmas everyone. This month's card sketch was a simple design which features a diagonal design element.
 
   Here is my take on my card sketch. 

I created an easel style card that features a stamped and embossed stopper inside. 

   As you can tell this embossed mirror cardstock was highly reflective. 
   I kept the line design suped simple with different metallic washi tape strips. 



 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in Feburary.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Ornaments Galore

   I have found time to be crafty during the busy shop season. I have been bitten by the ornament making bug. I love adding some new handmade keepsake to the trees. Here are a few of the new creations. 

I normally make a dated ornament for the the family tree, which is the first one shown. The back says 2022. The flowers on the the following the ornaments are made from Crafter's Companion flower foam. 



Here is one of my favorite ones that I made and it is my latest. Last night, I may have seen this cool ornament DIY on @joann_stores account and knew I need to make it today.

Made this ornament featuring the Holly series by @c.c._warrens
I am going to make another ornament featuring the top 10 books that I have read this year. I see myself making this type of ornament every year.

           

I used my Cameo4 to cut out this from Cardstock Warehouse mirror cardstock. I love the look of this on. I am going to make another one of these for a little gift for the mailman. 

This one came out great. I had this glass ornament for years that I kept from a air plant that died. I am glad I finally remembered that I had it to create this. 


Here are some family ones that I did for everyone in the family. 

 This is what the back looks like.


Sunday, December 4, 2022

Wreath Ornament

   Can you believe it is Dec. 4th already? This summer I haven't been that crafty for me since I have been dealing with some intense headaches due to my eye problems. I am happy to say that has been solved so I am I have been in full holiday mode since Nov. 

Yesterday, I made this cute tree ornament from a Mason jar lid rim. I have a box of those lids in my craft closet since I use the plastic lids on the jars instead.

I wrapped the rim with green florist tape, you could do ribbon or paint it but this is what I had on hand.
I then took green cardstock scraps and die cut the greenery, the dies are from Crafter's Companion and Tim Holtz by Sizzix. 
  • The larger diecuts to the top.
  • The longer, thiner diecuts are glued on the side of the rim. 
  • The small ones are stuck where there need a little filler. 
I then die cut some cirecles from mirror cardstock and glued them to top to create "berries".
Just add a bow and a twine hanger and it is done. 


 Now, I am off to make more since like I said before I have a box of these lids and they have been untouched for years. 



Monday, November 21, 2022

Hi, Happy Birthday, Good Times Card

 



You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in January.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Happy Card

   




 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in December.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Nautical Birthday Card

   This month's card sketch can be interpreted in many ways. 

   I did a square card but folded the front panel in half so you see the inside of the card too at the same time. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper and die cuts (Kaiser Craft), die (Scrapbook.com), tools: (Spellbinders), 

   Here is what the card looks like open. 

   I am planning on printing a sentiment liner for this card so the rope paper will be the mat for it. 

   Here it is closed. 

  You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in November.




Monday, August 15, 2022

Let's Shake It Card

    This month's card sketch at Stick It Down was designed to feature a center focal point. 

  
   I created this masculine shaker card with the color palette of black/silver/wood.
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), die (Scrapbook.com), tools (Spellbinders), blending brush (Pickett Fence), stencil (TCW), color medium (Scrapbook.com, Staz-onz, American Crafts) stamps (EK Sucess), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps) 

   I don't know if you have tried this but I used a blending brush to apply embossing ink with the stencil. I removed the stencil, applied embossing powder and heat set it. I love the texture of the powder to the brick design.  
   
I finished this card off with a star shaker element and the background was done with wood paper. I then added a few drops of Pops of Color along the card. 
 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in October.



Monday, July 18, 2022

Enjoy Your Special Day Easel Card

   July marks a new term for design team members at Stick It Down. I am happy to say I stayed and am continuing on providing these term card sketches. Like all my sketches I like to keep them simple since I see them as building blocks that allow the card creator to have fun. 


   I ended up creating a fun easel card. I kept it super simple since the paper was that gorgeous. 
Supplies: cardstock and paper papers and die cuts (Crafter's Companion), doily (Doodlebug Designs), manual die (Echo Park Paper Co.), Pops of Color (Scrapbook.com), tools (Spellbinders) 

   Here it is open as an easel. 

   I added some Pops of Color medium in clear to get a dew drop effect, it was nice using this instead of my usual go-to sequins. I just made sure I did this last and moved it off to my sewing table to dry because I knew I would have accidentally set something on top of this while it was drying. 
   For the stopper, I used another sentiment diecut and used foam adhesive to give it dimenision so it would hold the card open for display. 
 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in September.
 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Floral Birthday

Can you believe June is here? That means this is the last card sketch for this term at Stick It Down. 

   I created this lovely watercolor birthday card for my mom. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse and Crafter's Companion), pattern paper: (Cocoa Vanilla Studio), inks (Crafter's Companion, Ranger), sticker: (Cocoa Vanilla Studio), washi tape (Pebbles Inc.), and embossing powder (Stampabilities)  

   I am currently loving these Sparkle Inks from Crafter's Companion. I used them to paint in the black and white floral pattern paper that is matted in black cardstock. 

 You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of the sketches.  Just add your creation in the link in the Stick It Down sidebar.  If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #StickItDown.  We’ll choose one winner from the entries and they will be invited to guest design for us in August.