Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lucky Clover Card

Hello Bloggers,

     Today I have a card for you made with the September Stamp of the Month again.

Now I know,your looking at the title to this blog and your probably saying its September not March, so why am I making a clover card? Well first off I realized that my blog is called Irish Crafter and I haven't made any Irish themed posts, but mainly its because I wanted to show you something. Most crafters are able to look at something and see how they can use it to make something else. Well thats what I did when I saw this set. Now I love it as the family and love set that it is but I also so something else when I saw the heart... you guessed it a clover or a shamrock.

This card was pretty easy to put together. I used the card base for both the card and the envelope. I used Topiary Cardstock and the Topiary ink with my stamps. I cut the circle out of white daisy cardstock using my cricut. Then I simply took the heart stamp and stamped it 4 times in a circle and now that heart stamp has become a clover. I used a green Copic marker to make the stem and then added a green epoxy bubble for the center.


I also used the Lucky stamp from our 30 year celebration stamp set and used Topiary ink to make a tone on tone pattern for the background. I used the same stamp and ink on the envelope to coordinate them. 

On the inside of the card I used one of our retired stamp sets, "You are my Happy", to finish off the Irish theme to the card. The sentiment and the image are done in memento tuxedo black ink.

the pot of gold again is colored with Copic markers.
I hope this has inspired you to create something great today.
 Check out this great deal, for this month only you can get this stamp set free with the purchase of $30 of stamps.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sweet Moments Card

Hello Friends,

   Its September already, boy has time gone fast. A new month, means a new stamp of the month set. This months set is so cute and focused around family.
Just to cute. So today I have a card made using this set.

This card was so quick and easy to put together, it just took a few minuets and it was done.

As you can see I used the tree stamp from the set as the main focus point in the card. I stamped it using the Cranberry ink pad and put it on our Daisy White Cardstock.
Then I simply stamped the sweet moments sentiment using black ink on top of the tree. Then mounted the white cardstock on Cranberry cardstock. That was then glued to the White Daisy card base.

The last part was also pretty simple. I took the envelope that comes in the card base pack and wanted to make it match with the card. I used the small heart that comes in the card set and the same Cranberry ink pad. I used a stamp off technique. This is pretty simple, you just ink up your stamp and stamp it once on your project, then you just move it over slightly and stamp it on your project again without reinking. This helps to give a layered look and adds some nice dimension.
 And thats it, the card is done and ready to go, pretty simple huh.

I hope this has inspired you to make something great today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Check out this great deal this month. Celebrate National Stamping month and get this cute stamp set for free with the purchase of $30 of stamps.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Damask Diva Blog Hop- Scaredy Cat paper pack

Hello Friends,

  Welcome to the Damask Diva's Blog hop for the Scaredy Cat paper pack.

If you came from Jennifer Dykstra , you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Today I have for you this cute pop out Halloween card.

This card was really simple to put together.

 The card base is cut at 8 x5 1/2, then scored at 2, 3, 5, and 6 inches.
the base pattern papers are cut at 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 and you need 3 of them.
Then the top pattern papers are cut at 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 and again you need 3.

I used the elegant edges cricut cartridge for the tag that I added. Its cut at 4 1/4 inches and I cut both the tag and the base. 

I used the Creepy Creatures stamp set for the vampire and the sentiment. I fuzzy cut the vampire and attached him with a foam dot. 
I also stamped the envelope with a bat stamp from the same set. I used a stamp off method where you stamp the image and then stamp it again without adding more ink, it makes it look the bats are flying.

The inspiration for this card came from a card I saw on cardz tv  blog.

I hope this inspires you to create something wonderful today

Supplies Used

“The next blog on the list is Jamie Blades . Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using the Scaredy Cat Paper . If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas for the full list.” 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Honey Do List

Hi Friends,

   Today I have for you something a little different. My husband is home a lot while I'm gone to work and he asked me to leave him lists of things I want him to do while I'm gone. As I'm sure most of you crafters are the same as me, I cant just write a list down on a piece of paper or a plan white dry erase board. I have been seeing people make homemade dry erase boards from picture frames and so here is my take on it...


This came together pretty easily. Of course the theme of a Honey Do List made me think of bees and honeycombs. 

I made my own background paper. I have seen this technique from some other crafters. I used the honeycomb overlay from the CTMH artbooking cartridge, taped it down with painters tape and used the Honeycomb stamp set to stamp inside the overlay. 

Then I just added the bee and hive from cricuts create a critter cartridge. The words are cut with the Cricut Alphabet which both are included in the Cricut subscription which can be used with either design space or cricut craft room.
I contoured the face off of the bee so I could use my face stamp from Peachy keen stamps. I used a gel pen for the eye and some chalk for the cheeks.

I really love how this turned out. I used an 8x10 picture frame and just a regular dry erase marker.

I hope this has inspired you to make something wonderful today.

Supplies Used
Creme Brulee
  Buttercup ink  now retired

Check out this months Stamp of the Month only $5 with a $50 purchase

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spider Halloween Card

Hello Friends,

Today I have a cute Halloween card that I made from a inspiration card that I saw on Facebook. This card was pretty simple and really just came together really quickly. I used the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge to make the white layer, the spiderweb, the spider and the Halloween. I used the Cricut Explore and so I set the Halloween the write instead of cut and then colored it in using my Copics.

Here is a close up of the Halloween. I'm pretty new to Copics but I'm loving how it looks. I also added some apoxy bubbles just to add a little something. My paper cutter is having some issues so the paper is a little rough on the edges but I think it works with this card. 

The card base is made from black cardstock and is cut at 8inchs x 5.5, then scored and folded at 4 inches, to total a 5.5x 4 inch finished card which will fit in a standard A2 size envelope.
The orange is cut at  3.75 x 5.25
The white at 3.25 x 5 the window design was attached in Design space

Here is the inspiration card that I saw on a Facebook page a follow.

I hope this has inspired you to make something great today

Supplies Used

Check out this cute stamp set called What a Hoot, its CTMH's Stamp of the Month and is only $5 with a purchase of $50 and is only available during the month of August. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy 'Owl'oween Card

Hello Friends,

  First off I want to apologies for not posting for a little while, I moved, kids started school, and trying to set up my new craft area. Things have been crazy.

Anyway, back to the crafting...


 Today I have a Halloween card for you made with this months Stamp of the Month set, "What a Hoot."  I Stamped the two owls using CTMH Chocolate ink onto White Daisy cardstock. I colored them in using Copic markers, then fussy cut them out. The "tree" was made using kraft cardstock I cut the hole out using my cricut and ran the cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Wood Grain embossing folder. Then I stamped the "happy 'Owl'oween" sentiment that comes in the stamp set and colored it in using my Copic markers again. Then simply hand made the banner and attached it to the kraft cardstock. The owls I glued to the dark brown base paper and I attached the kraft cardstock using foam dots to make it look like the owls were in a hole in the tree.

I hope this has inspired you to make something wonderful today.

Supplies used

Check out this months Stamp of the Month, used in today's project and much more

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Flower Pail with 3D Roses

Hello Friends,

Today I have for you a Flower pail with 3D Roses, from Svgcuts, that I made for my Mom.
This project was really simple to make. There is a wonderful video on their site showing how to put it all together.

It really just came together so easily that I will be making a fall bouquet in the next few weeks using the same SVG file and also their 3D fall flowers. For the fall bouquet I will be using our new pathfinding paper pack to make the pail.

I hope I have inspired you to make something great today.
Supplies used:
Ariana Paper pack- now retired
Dowel rods you can get from any craft store 3/16inch
Floral Tape 
I used red cardstock from my stash but you could use ruby if you wanted

Don't forget about the August Stamp of the Month only $5 with a purchase of $50 and only available for the month of August 

Download a pdf of our new annual Idea book