Saturday, November 23, 2019

Dec Daily Album (Photo Heavy)

   I know it is still November but in this household, I am all in for Christmas. I am that one person who puts their Christmas decor up right after Halloween and I also do my Dec. Daily album prep. I always do all my foundations pages so I usually just have to journal and print picks after each day. 
This year I bought my first ever Dec. album kit. I got everything from 
I also picked up a few other items to go along with the kit. 

   Now, here is the photo-heavy part of the post. I am taking you through all the pages. 

   Here is the front of the album. A funny thing happened when I was decorating this. I ran the gold number die cuts in the sticker maker machine and when I went to remove them from the backing a backing was left on the sticker backing. I didn't know that these things were adhesive die-cuts. Nowhere on the package did they say they were adhesive. 
 Here are the pages. I didn't glue anything down in the pages so I will be able to switch stuff around for days I have a lot of photos or no so much. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

November Stick It Down Reveal

   Well, where has this month gone to? I can't believe we are over halfway through this November and that means it is time for a new sketch reveal from Stick It Down
      As you can tell this sketch is a "messy" style but can be changed up to fit anyone's card style. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), embossing folders (Project Life), dye ink (Close to My Heart and Tsukineko), stamp (Simon Says Stamps), manual die (Heidi Swapp), tools (Spellbinders and Sizzix), and sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps) 

   I did a faux letterpress on the card to create the starburst design the sketch had. I then added the one item I am addicted to which is sequins. 

   Be sure to play along with Stick It Down this month there is a lovely prize package filled with goodies.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

WCMD Recap 3 - Hello Card

   I didn't forget my WCMD recap, I just have been getting my new laptop set up. Today's card features the only hello theme card that I created on the card making holiday. 

 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts) die cuts (Pinkfresh Studio, Studio Calico and Pebbles Inc.), manual die (Crafter's Companion) die cutter (Spellbinders)

   Here is a side view. You can see this is a 3D card. Most of the cards I share here are available in my Etsy shop (MJ's Kraze) 

   Here is a closer look at the "box" goodies. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

October Stick It Down Reveal

   Welcome to a fun card sketch reveal for October. This month's Stick It Down card sketch is very simple but can be translated for any style. 

      Here is my take on it. I love my layers so I added them to this country-style birthday card. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Carta Bells), sequins (Spiegel Mom Scraps), stickers (Carta Bella), chipboard (Crate Paper), and doily (DoodleBug Designs

      Here is a little angle look. I love adding a little dimension. 

   Be sure to play along at Stick It Down for a chance to win this month's prize to this month's sponsor Confession Of A Paper Addict, COBRA. The shop has over 300 cut files. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Birthday Cards WCMD Recap 2

   Today, I am going to share with you a few of the birthday theme cards that I created on World Card Making Day.  The 3 that I will be sharing with you feature the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

The first one is my type of card, a pop-up explosion box card. This one would be great for a kid's birthday. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Simple Stories and American Crafts), stickers (Pretty Little Studio), stamp (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), ink (Tsukineko)

   The nest card would be a great birthday card for her. It is filled with layers.  I based the card on a sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap sketch 

 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts), journaling spot (My Mind's Eye). stickers (American Crafts), embossing folder (Momenta), stamp (CAS-ual Fridays Stamp), ink (Tsukineko), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), twine (My Mind's Eye), embossing machine (Sizzix)

   The last card is a super simple card that I was in a hurry to do since my favorite show, Heartland, was about to come on. This was also based on a Sketch~N~Scrap sketch. 

Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), washi tape (American Crafts), embossing folder (Momenta), stamp (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), ink (Tsukineko)

   Thanks for stopping by and reading this long, picture heavy post. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

WCMD Recap Post 1

   Yesterday was World Card Making Day and by chance, I was able to participate. Instead, of being out of town like I thought my family stayed home. 
I got to spend all evening in my studio creating cards. I only got a total of 8 cards done but that is good. 
   Here is a card that I created for the Pinkfresh WCMD Challenge #1, favorite technique. It was a little tricky to do my favorite "layers" card since my Pinkfresh stash it super small. For the floral paper, I used the packaging from one of their ephemera.

      I just love the puffy stickers. They add a nice depth to an otherwise flat card.  
   Be sure to pop back as I will be sharing the rest of my WCMD creations.