Thursday, September 21, 2023

All About Halloween

Deb here with some fun cards for Halloween - spooky and scary !! This All About Halloween stamp from the September Release is perfect for making quick cards with just some paper, ink and stickers . How easy does that sound ?!?! There are some fabulous Halloween/Fall images in the September Release. Do some shopping and save 10% with my code - TJ10Deb .

  • I stamped the All About Halloween image on some ivory and white cardstock with Tuxedo Black, Tangelo & Elderberry Memento Dew Drop inks.
  • The stamped images were placed on a Kraft, orange and black card base.
  • I used Paper House Productions stickers from my never-ending stash to create 2 zombie cards and a cute card.
  • The moon was punched from a paper I had in my scrap drawer !!

These cards couldn't have been easier to make !! The hardest part was choosing which stickers to use from my enormous stash.  Creating these definitely got me in the Fall mood !! Our weather has been brutally hot so it's nice to be welcoming cooler weather.. Thanks for checking out my latest cards !! I hope they inspired you to create some of your own.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Drop a House!!

 Don't make me drop that house! Today I paired the Drop a House stamp with the Vortex stencil. Doesn't it remind you of The house from The Wizard of Oz spinning in a tornado?

Sweet Snail with Whimsical Mushrooms

Hello Crafty friends,     

Isn't this whimsical snail traveling through the mystical mushroom forest sweet?  It has a little zentangle magical twist to it doesn't it? I decided to keep the coloring to a minimum and make the card fairly simple by sticking with just 3 colors - red, black, and white. It's hard to go wrong with this color trio.

What you need:
White A2 card 
Scrap piece of black card stock
Thinking of you sentiment (Mine is from Four Little Sentiments)
Foam (optional)
Black ink pad 

Here's what I did to create this card...

Step 1-  Starting with my white card base I used the flowing drops stencil and Black Aladine IZINK 24 Carat Diamond glitter paint to create the background - then set aside to thoroughly dry.

Step 2 -  I stamped the Snail with whimsical mushrooms, colored parts of it using three shades of red/pink markers (you could use colored pencils), then fussy cut it out, added foam strips behind it, and adhered to card.

Step 3 -  I stamped the Thinking of you sentiment, matted it with black card stock and adhered it to the card.

When getting tools or products for card making I try to think of how many ways I can use that product in the future - not just for one card design. For example I used the  flowing drops stencil for the background on this card. It's very versatile and I use it often. A lot actually. It has beautiful movement and can be used with ink pads and your favorite stencil brush, with ink daubers, glittery paints like I used on this card, or other favorite stencil products you may already have. 

I hope you enjoyed this card design. I appreciate you stopping by.

Comments always welcome.

Happy Crafting!

AJ Vander Ende/Art Cards with AJ

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Flowing Drops Stencil

Black 24 carat diamond glitter paint

Four little sentiments

Colorful blending brushes set

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Skeletons in my Closet

Hi Junkies! (Chris here).

I'm so excited to share this card.   This Dancing Grim Reaper is too cute to spook.  The card is designed so that the body of the grim reaper swings side to side when you move the card.   It is just a fun effect.  What makes it even better is the funny sentiment that TJ created.    The inside reads: "However, there is a tiny box of souls in my underwear drawer".    Do you think the grim reaper wears underwear?  


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Monday, September 18, 2023

Two More with the September Release

Hello. Jeanette here with two more cards I made with stamps from the September release.

Technique Junkies Worn Leaves:

I also used the previously released Technique Junkies Your Kind of Crazy stamp set on this card.

Technique Junkies Explore the World:

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If you'd like to see other cards I've made using Technique Junkies stamps/products, you'll find them on my blog - HERE.

Thanks for stopping the blog today!

Sunday, September 17, 2023

That Spooky Scene

Ready to Create a Scene? Today I am using the Halloween Scene Stamp Set of 12 for my spooky card creation! All of the stamps in the set were created to work together to stamp, mask and ink your way to your own scary cards. The inside of the card also uses the Spidery Halloween stamp. The stamps may be found here:


Saturday, September 16, 2023

Send Snail Card | Snail with Whimsical Mushrooms


Hello, my fellow craft junkies, and Happy Saturday!  I was so happy when I saw the new Snail with Whimsical Mushrooms stamp.  It's perfect for someone who loves getting "snail mail", or for someone who just loves snails and/or mushrooms, or maybe you have a friend who is a French chef?  LOL
  • I wanted a white-on-white card so I started with a 5.5" square card base using white cardstock.  
  • I cut another piece of white cardstock, 5.5" square, embossed it with the Cross Weaves 3D embossing folder from Altenew, and then adhered it to the card front.
  • Next, I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock, die-cut it using a 4" x 4" stitched square die, and then colored the image.  
  • I cut a piece of white fun foam and adhered it to the back of my colored image and then to the card front.
  • Lastly, I added stickles to the snail's shell, a googly eye, and two crystals on the antennae. 
All that's left is to write a note and send it off to someone who will appreciate your card.  

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Until next time...hugs from Brasil.