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Hi y'all!


Pumpkin spice is officially available in coffee shops so I'm jumping headfirst into all things fall! 🍁🍂🎃☕


Autumn is my favorite time of year and includes my favorite holiday too! 👻💀🕷🕸 I can't wait to get in lots of cozy AND spooky crafts, and I think this slimline card is a perfect start!


Using several adorable digis from the Not 2 Shabby shop, I created this relatively clean and simple slimline card.


I started by sizing the digital stamps so that all three would fit nicely across a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" card. Then I printed them all onto 80 lb. Neenah cardstock and colored them in using Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and added a few highlights using a white gelly roll pen.


The paper collection I used was an older Hot Buy paper pad from Michaels by the brand Craftsmith.


I cut two panels using the small and large stitched slimline dies from Lawn Fawn and two patterns from the paper pad.


I glued everything together using Tombow Mono liquid adhesive and made a card base from 110 lb. white cardstock.


For the sentiment, I used a cut-apart from the paper pad as well and added it to the front of the card.


I went back and forth on whether or not to add some additional embellishments, but in the end I kept it clean and simple. I mean, what more do you really need when you have pumpkin spice, fall sweets, and cute critters! 😆🎃☕🐱🐶



You can find these fun digi stamps here:


Pumpkin Spice Everything!

https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/PUMPKIN-SPICE-EVERYTHING--DIGITAL-DOWNLOAD_p_9412.html


I LOVE FALL

https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/I-LOVE-FALL--DIGITAL-DOWNLOAD_p_9445.html


BETTER WITH A FRIEND

https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/Better-with-a-Friend--DIGITAL-DOWNLOAD_p_9450.html


Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies

Dies:

Large Slimline with Sliders: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/large-slimline-with-sliders_p_12503.html


Small Slimline with Lift the Flaps: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/small-slimline-with-lift-the-flaps_p_12502.html


Paper Pad:

Craft Smith Happy Fall: https://www.amazon.com/Craft-Smith-Paper-Happy-Fall/dp/B075FW5QF8







Hello!


About a week ago, in the Thoughtfully group on Facebook, I shared my very first watch party! 😄 It was part of the Red, White and Blue event held in the group, where crafters came together to share projects using different Thoughtful Studio paper kits. During my video, I created some mystical paper projects using the Emerald Tessa paper kit.


The group is full of crafty inspiration, conversation, and even some freebies! Feel free to stop on over, we have a lot of fun! There will definitely be more lives and tutorials in the future as well.


So, with a bunch of fun supplies and a lot of hot glue, I put together two paper wands and two paper bows. I also came up with a tagline that many crafters might relate to: "Fixing mistakes with fake flowers!" Haha! I feel like this could be a book title, Fixing mistakes with fake flowers: A Crafter's Guide. 😅


Anyway 😂...


To start, I used a bow tutorial from putsomeblingonit on Youtube, to create a bow without dies. She actually used oval dies to create her bows, but I didn't have those either, so I made up a simple cut file for my Cricut with all the components. I picked two different Emerald Tessa patterns and cut the pieces from each to make two bows.


Each side of the bow is made up of three ovals in varying sizes, which are folded in half and hot glued at the smallest end. From there, all six ovals are glued onto a 2" x 3/8" strip from largest to smallest towards the middle, leaving about 1/4" gap in the center.


In the middle, I added a piece of foam tape and then wrapped my other strip of card stock around it and secured it in the back.


On one of my bows, I added my tails coming out from the sides and on the other, I had them coming down from the middle. I just attached them to the back with another drop of hot glue.


As a final step, I used some floral elements and gold card stock to embellish the bows.


*Be sure to pop in to the Thoughtfully group if you're interested in this bow cutfile.


For my wands, I drew color inspiration from the Emerald Tessa card stock and added gold and black elements.


I started from the bottom/back of the wand with a 4 1/2" circle cut from 110 lb. card stock. On top of that, I added a gold foil doily that was slightly bigger than my circle.


For the next layer, I created a rosette using the ET card stock followed by a gold, crepe paper rosette. I made the first rosette using a scoreboard and scored four 2" x 8 1/2" strips every 1/2" from one end to the other. I attached the four pieces in a circle and added hot glue to the center. For my second rosette, I used a paper crimper, and ran four more strips through it, finishing that rosette the same way.


The very top layer was made up of a scalloped circle I had also cut using my Cricut. I embellished the wands with bits of ephemera from the kit and sparkly enamel dots. I cut out the words 'Dreamer' and 'Magical' and glued one onto each wand.


Once the tops of my wands were complete, I moved onto the trim. I gathered a bunch of different trims from my collection including baker's twine, ribbon, and beads. I used the paper straw, that would make up the handle of the wand, as a guide for how long to make the trim. I laid everything out and made my cut just past the length of the straw. I used a piece of thread to hold everything together at the center.


Before gluing everything together, I added a lollipop stick inside the straws to create some extra strength and added a drop of hot glue at each end. You could also cut down the length of another straw and fit it inside the first straw to make it stronger, which I've also done.


To add the trim and straw handle, I look for the center most opening in the paper rosette. Then I add a decent amount of hot glue and push the trim into the opening with the straw, at the center where I tied the thread. I add more glue, if needed, to hold everything in place.


This is where my tagline comes in! 😅


When I made my second rosette with the paper crimper, I didn't take into account that the score marks were only 1/4" apart. So when I went to add the trim and straw to the wand, I had to force it into the space. To cover where the paper bulged out, I hot glued on some daisies! And voilà!


These were so fun to make! 💚


If you're interested in purchasing this kit for yourself, you can click this link to head to the thoughtfulcollective shop.

And of course, you can find other Thoughtful digital paper collections here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio

You can also use coupon code THOUGHTFULJENNI for 15% off on the ShopThoughtfulStudio Etsy shop!

You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Story Team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstoryteam .


Thank you so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Embellishments:

Doily: https://www.michaels.com/martha-stewart-paper-doilies-gold/10545007.html


Crepe Paper: https://www.michaels.com/crepe-streamer-by-celebrate-it/10480021.html


Paper Straws: https://www.dollartree.com/old-fashioned-paper-straws-24ct-packs/244465


Daisy Bush: https://www.michaels.com/white-and-yellow-mix-daisy-bush-by-ashland/10620481.html


Trims:

1/8" Satin Ribbon: https://www.joann.com/offray-double-faced-satin-ribbon-1%2F8in-x-12-feet/zprd_16031445a.html


5/8" Satin Ribbon: https://www.dollartree.com/floral-garden-satin-ribbon-6yd-spools/964641


Gold Looped Edge Trim: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Ribbons-Trim/Trims/Metallic-Gold-Looped-Edge-Trim---3-8%22/p/102350


Baker's Twine: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Ribbons-Trim/Trims/Black-Baker's-Twine-Trim---1-16%22/p/116398


Cardstock:

Gold Foil: https://www.michaels.com/gold-foil-8.5x11-cardstock-paper-by-recollections/10541735.html


Paper Crimper:

Rosette Tool: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Accessories-Tools/Embellishment-Tools/Paper-Crimper/p/80759237



Hello!


Today I'm sharing a super cute summertime card using digis from Kinda Cute Digital Stamps.



To start, I printed the images onto a sheet of 80 lb. Neenah card stock and then colored them in with Copic markers.


I fussy cut them all out and then went around the edges with a Memento tuxedo black marker.


For the box portion of the card, I used the scalloped box die from Lawn Fawn, to cut out the two main pieces that make up the box, from 110 lb. white card stock. Then I used the shadow box ocean add-on to cut wave inserts from blue card stock.


I ink blended the edges of the waves with faded jeans distress oxide ink using blending brushes. Then, along with a ~8 1/2" x 3 1/4" rectangle of the same blue card stock, I splattered all the pieces with the faded jeans oxide ink.


I smooshed the ink pad onto an acrylic block and spritzed it with a little water and used a paint brush the flick the ink onto the card stock. I did the same thing with some picket fence distress paint and set them aside to dry.


I did the same thing to a piece of cream card stock with frayed burlap distress oxide ink and picket fence paint.


For the final bit of ink blending, I used squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, and shaded lilac to create a sunset on a piece of white card stock measuring 3" x 1 3/4".


Then I took one side of the scalloped box and cut a 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" rectangle out of panel that would make up the front. I backed it with a piece of acetate using 1/8" double sided tape.


I trimmed down one of the tabs where the two parts of the box are glued together so that it wouldn't show through the acetate window. I used double sided tape again to attach the two pieces together.


I used the wave inserts as a template to create two more from acetate. I cut two strips to about 1/2" tall and scored in from the ends 1/4".


Before attaching the final side of the box, I added all the inserts on one side, with the acetate pieces towards the bottom and the waves sticking up over the top. Then I added glue to the other side of the inserts and the second tab, and then folded over the other half of the box on top.


Instead of using the stitched rectangles that came with the scalloped box die, I trimmed down:

  • (2) 2" squares

  • (1) 3" x 2" rectangle

  • (2) 1 3/4" x 2" rectangles

  • (2) 1 3/4" x 3" rectangles

from a sheet of patterned card stock to decorate the outside of the box. I trimmed down the blue card stock I had splattered, as well as the sunset, to the same sizes for the interior of the box card and glued all the pieces down.


For the inside of the box, that can be seen through the acetate window, I used the splattered blue card stock to create the underwater scene. I also used a stitched hillside border die to cut out the sand at the bottom from the splattered cream card stock.


Once all of the pieces were glued down, I started adding my colored images. I used mini glue dots to attach all the fish and other colored pieces onto the inserts. Then I used liquid glue to add my swimmer girl into the waves, leaving her feet showing through the window.

For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends stamp set and stamped out "best fishes" with VersaFine Clair ink onto the front flap, which I probably should have done before I glued down the blue panel. 😅


I added a few more of my colored images around the sentiment and that finished my card! 😄




This card was super fun to make! 🌊👙🏊‍♀️🥽 I think this window box card would also make a really cute zoo scene or jellyfish exhibit, so many ideas!


You can visit the links below to find the digital stamps I used for this card! 🙂


Swimmer Girl

https://www.etsy.com/listing/793732895/swimmer-girl-digital-stamp-blackwhite?ga_search_query=swimmer%2Bgirl&ref=shop_items_search_3&pro=1

or

https://kindacutebypatricia.com/swimmer-girl-digital-stamp/


Fish Set

https://www.etsy.com/listing/822958540/fish-set-digital-stamp-blackwhite-only?ga_search_query=fish&ref=shop_items_search_1&pro=1

or

https://kindacutebypatricia.com/fish-set-digital-stamp/

Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies


Dies:

Shadow Box Ocean Add-on: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/shadow-box-card-ocean-add-on?_pos=7&_sid=e56b1ac91&_ss=r


Stitched Hillside Borders: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/stitched-hillside-borders?_pos=10&_sid=7e06b6e05&_ss=r


Scalloped Box Card Pop-up: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/scalloped-box-card-pop-up?_pos=2&_sid=034dfbdd2&_ss=r


Sentiment Stamp:

Fintastic Friends: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/fintastic-friends?_pos=7&_sid=a6007bfc8&_ss=r


Distress Oxide Inks:

Faded Jeans: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-faded-jeans/


Shaded Lilac: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-shaded-lilac/


Squeezed Lemonade: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-squeezed-lemonade/


Worn Lipstick: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-worn-lipstick/


Frayed Burlap: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-frayed-burlap/


White Acrylic Paint:

Picket Fence Distress Paint: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Paint-PICKET-FENCE-Ranger-TDD36425-52356?gclid=Cj0KCQjwu8r4BRCzARIsAA21i_Cd-JJUFIy6aJfr6jbSgPIh13yvJvPmwXqR3_0FKAHIjxL0t2ibM-gaAta6EALw_wcB


Blending Brushes:

10 pc. Makeup Brush Set: https://www.amazon.com/Fashionable-Professional-Blending-Cosmetic-Girlfriend/dp/B081JRFBYH/ref=sr_1_61?dchild=1&keywords=toothbrush+makeup+brush&qid=1595109123&sr=8-61

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I Love bright colors, cute critters and creating fun handmade projects.

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