Monday, July 16, 2018

It's a paper crafting world!

Hello, this week at White Rose Crafts LLC we have a new theme going on involving paper! I will warn you now, this is a very photo heavy post!

My project involved a LOT of cardstock and paper but I am truly in love with how this mini album turned out. I used Lori Whitlock's 5x5 album with box for the base of the album. It made it so much easier to cut all my pieces with my Silhouette Cameo 3 and then just assemble. The cardstock was some from my stash but the patterned paper is what really makes this project stand out. I used the new Craft O' Clock My Precious Girl 6x6 paper pad and the extra project life cards at White Rose Craft LLC. This paper is amazing! The quality is very nice and thick and the texture is very nice to work with. The patterns are just precious and very fitting for a new baby girl. (shhhh...this just might be a baby shower gift!)

The project life cards have more than just cards in them. It comes with an element sheet that I used my pix scan mat and my cameo to cut out the images. I don't fussy cut and utilizing this machine and it's capabilities allowed me to skip the fussy cutting which is GREAT! I was really bad and didn't take a lot of pictures of me assembling the album but it is pretty much self explanatory. I did add some self adhesive mini pearls and diamonds for extra bling, after all this IS for a new baby girl and bling is required! I also used some glitter washi tape and my Wink of Stella pen for extra sparkle here and there. There are some photo mats that were cut with my Cricut Explore machine and other colors of coordinating cardstock. The hardest part about this project was laying out and picking what paper and embellishments to use where but in the end I think it turned out very nice and I hope that the recipient will fall in love with it like I have!  This first picture shows the box that the actual album is held in.

This and the following pictures show the actual album itself:

This grey pocket is the only pocket page in the album. I added it right at the beginning so that they could include any memorabilia from the hospital or a letter written from mom or dad. All sorts of fun stuff could be stored there if they want and I thought it was a nice add on for something special.

As you can see, there is a lot of room for pictures and journaling. I did consider stamping the photo mats with a "photo goes here" stamp that I have but in the end I decided against it in case they wanted to write something instead. Along with this album I am including some color coordinated cardstock so that they have extra if they want to add something to it themselves. I truly had fun with this project! Thanks for stopping by and sharing some love with me today. Here's to your own crafty fun this week, and remember you can do a LOT with only some cardstock and patterned paper so get to it! 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Wild Rose Studio

This week at White Rose Crafts we are showcasing the Wild Rose Studio stamps and paper, both are incredible!!

I love their cute stamps and their papers are so much fun to work with. I created a card for my first project.

I fell in love with this adorable Bella with Flowers stamp. I did a fun technique that I need to do more often and water color the background. I just used a simple pallette of green and blues. I colored Bella herself with copics and colored pencils. For the flowers I used my zig markers. I finished it off with a Heidi Swap sentiment that I heat embossed.  

My next project is a fun wintry gift bag. I love sparkle and shine and winter is one of my favorite seasons. I used the Festive Florals paper pack as the base, I added some glittery washi tape and  then I layered the stamped image on to a circle die cut. I die cut a banner and stamped the sentiment on it. I colored the Snowman Family stamp with my zig markers for a fun water colored look. I finished it off with a piece of blue vintage lace and some  Doodles Paper Playground Sparkles Blend in Star Spangled.  I hope I have inspired you to try Wild Rose Studios! They are simply fabulous and fun to play with. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

HeartcraftPaper planner layout

Happy 4th of July everyone! Today I am sharing with you a new planner layout that I did using the new release from HeartcraftPaper. I started by using a stencil and some distress oxide inks to create some texture. Then I used Hogwarts, Gemma, Harold, and some Wizarding Sentiments and arranged them on the page. I colored them using my copic markers. I finished it off by adding the title which I used candied apple distress oxides on. I hope I have inspired you to make something creative today on this special Holiday!

There is also still the grand opening sale going on so hurry over and do some shopping of your own! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

HeartcraftPaper Challenge Blog Hop

Hello, Today we are having our first ever HeartcraftPaper challenge blog hop to kick off our Grand Opening, and I am so excited to be a part of it!! This month's theme is Anything Goes, which means you have LOTS of options so no reason for you not to play along with us! It is a month long challenge too so you have time as well!

For my project I used this new image called Wesley from the New Release!

I have used him to make a fun back to school gift card holder. I also used a new cut file, gift card Flap, from the store as well to create the "flap and holder" part of the inside card. It is a perfect card for students to kick off a fun start! I love that the flap and holder cut file can be used for ANY occasion that you need a gift card holder for. Birthdays, weddings, thinking of you, the possibilities are endless!

For the card front featuring Wesley, I colored him with copic markers. I used the Wizarding Sentiments which I distressed with some distress oxide inks for a grunge feel. 
For the inside I did some random stamping on the plain brown cardstock that I had cut for the holder. I used some Lawn Fawn ink for that. I really like how this came out and how much fun the recipient is going to have opening and shopping with this card. (the Michaels gc shown here was for example purposes only....LOL)

Below you will find links to the whole blog hop. I encourage you to check them all out for some awesome inspiration! 

HeartcraftPaper Judy Markowitz Rianna Fenning
 Laura Wolff   <<<You Are Here
 Marcia Caradinta  <<< Next Hop
 Tina Bickers Turner Carolina Flores Tania Cordie Denielle Whicker Andrea Jacobsen Patricia Lara Varsha Gupta

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Distressed Inky Card

Hi everyone, hope your summer is going by easily and you are enjoying it. Today I am sharing a distressed inky card made from LemonCraft House of Roses paper and ephemera. I also added some morning dew nuvo drops for the water drops. I used scrapberry stain inks and distress oxides.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Kindest Cut of All at White Rose Crafts

Hi everyone! It's a new week and a new inspirational theme at White Rose Crafts called the Kindest cut of All. It has been such a fun week playing with some new items and die cuts.

Today I am going to share a really quick and EASY way to make stunning cards, and the best part, it is fairly cheap to do!! I have to admit this was the FIRST time ever playing with style of card. It is called a 3D decoupage style card. There are several companies that sell the 3D sheets and Whtite Rose Crafts have several! I chose to use the Craft Creations Bible and Flowers die cut pop out sheet. These come in a flat sheet that are already colored, cut out, and ready for you to just assemble with some pop dots for dimension. It is like paper layering by number, literally! So simple but stunning.

Now for my final card, it is more traditional and was still a lot of fun! I fell in love with this Quilted Backdrop die by Lawn Fawn and knew I had to have it. There are so many possibilities with this die so be on the lookout for more to come using it. I also used the Lawn Fawn Toadally Awesome stamp set on this card. By the way, the recipient loved it for Father's Day which made it all that much better! 

All of the products that I have linked to in this post are on sale until June 30, so hurry and get yours and remember to check out the ad at the top for your special code to save on any die cuts in the die cuts category in the store!! 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Let's Get Inky!

This week we have a new inspiration week at White Rose Crafts LLC, let's get inky! Today I am showing 2 different projects. First is my planner spread:

For this I started with a stencil and masked it off. ThenI used Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Lucky clover distrss oxide inks. Applied the lightest color at the top then blended the mid color and then the darkest at the bottom to replicate the color of grass. I stamped, colored, and cut out images from Heffy Doodle Eggcellent News stamp set. I glued the images to my planner with some liquid adhesive. I finished the spread out with some sentiments from the set and some hearts.

For my next project I made a glow in the dark card. I used Lawn Fawn's Glow in the Dark embossing powder for this effect. I started by inking  a strip of paper with versamark ink. I coated that with the embossing powder and then while still hot added 2 more layers of the powder on top so it was totally coated. I then die cut out 3 rectangles on a 4x5.25 note card that I had used distress oxide inks on blended together to create an evening glow. I added foam adhesive around the inside of the rectangles to create a shaker box. I added in Flaming Sunset   Doodlesparkles for the shaker elements. I glued the glow in the dark strip behind the shaker piece and then I glued all of that to the front of the card base. I stamped, colored, and cut out dragonflies from Lawn Fawn's Little Fireflies set. This set comes with dots that you can stamp and emboss with the glow in the dark to put behind the little behinds of the fireflies to make them glow. So I added all the fireflies and stamped the sentiment. I made a little flag using Lawn Fawn's Light's Out set to let the person who gets the card know it glows in the dark and we are done! What a fun project this one was!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #74

Today I am sharing a fun card that I did for the Newton's Nook Design Inky Paws Challenge #74.

I am in love with this Toucan set and finally made a card with it. The colors are some of my favorites and are perfect for summertime! 

I started by ink smooshing some distress inks in mustard seed and peacock feathers on some watercolor paper. I then die cut it out using stitched rectangle die. I stamped and colored my images with my Zig realclean markers and then cut them out with my silhouette cameo since I don't have the dies. I added some wink of stella, nuvo drops, and finished it off with a heat embossed sentiment. Toucan definitely party better than one! 

Splash Into Summer

It's a new week at White Rose Crafts and we have a new theme, Splashing into Summer, that comes with a discount for you using the code "JUNE". Who doesn't love a sale??!!

For my first add on project I made this cute mini album from an svg file of Lori Whitlock's. I used my Cameo 3 to cut it and the papers out making it very quick and easy to put together. The papers are all from the June kit itself. 

For the front cover I used the Kaiser Craft add on of the wooden flower from their Mini Wooden Flourishes- Butterfly collection. 

The smile die cut is included in the June monthly kit and is by Jillybean Soup.

Inside this mini album are a lot of places for photos and is just a fun little album to carry around. 
For my next project with add ons, this one was a LOT of fun!

This project uses a background paper from the June kit itself. I die cut the frame from bristol white cardstock and used various distress oxide ink colors including Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade. I also used various colors of Nuvo Drops in the following colors: Strawberry Coulis, Orange Marmalade, and Caribbean Ocean. The stamp set that is featured in this card is the Lawn Fawn Toadally Awesome. The best part about this card is almost everything is on sale to create it!! Here's to a Hoppy shopping day for you! 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Day 8 brings the Mix it up Challenge #44

Today for day 8 of The Daily Marker 30 day Challenge, I used the Indian Summer stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs. I also did this one for the Mix it up Challenge by Sugar Pea Designs because the colors were screaming at me. This is set is adorable and I really like how it came out with my take on the challenge listed below. Check out their blog to see all the details on how to play along!

Details for this challenge can be found here. #SugarPeaDesigns  #TheDailyMarker30Challenge