Friday, June 30, 2023

Pearly Sparkles July Challenge ~ Christmas in July

Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the July Pearly Sparkles challenge,
Christmas in July.

I love getting ahead for holiday card sending, how about you?

This A2 card was created using patterned papers from Echo Park and a wonderful stamp, stencil, die cut set from Pink Fresh Studio, Poinsettia.

I am having so much fun using PFS layering stencils.  They are each marked for placement and numbered so they're truly easy to use.  I stamped after stenciling and then used all-in-one die to cut the pieces out.  I fussy cut the sentiment which was also a part of the set.

Follow the link above to play along with us this month.

Cut it UpChallenge #281 ~ Hello Sunshine

Hi Crafty Friends,

Time to share a new Cut it Up Challenge.
The theme for challenge #281 is Hello Sunshine.  There are so many ways to interpret this theme.  
We hope you have fun with it.

I saw a card using this double Z fold on FaceBook and just had to give it a try.  I made this one a little larger than the standard A2 so that I could incorporate my different design ideas.  I also added a message space to the back.

I used Bo Bunny Double Dots papers for the this card -still one of my favorite lines so I tend to hoard what I have left.  The stencil is from Pink Fresh Studio.  I used it as sunburst but you can also use a different color for each ray (it's a 5 piece stencil) for a completely different effect.
The stamps and dies are from Jaded Blossom: Large Palm Tree, Tropical Dies, Happy Hello Add Ons 2, and Sentiment Strip dies.

Follow the link above to play along with us.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Last Minute Manda Clipart ~ 4th of July

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing a fun Independence Day card created using clipart from
Last Minute Manda.

I used images from the 4th of July Dragons set along with dies from Jaded Blossom.

All of Manda's clipart can be found HERE.
Clipart is very affordable.  I print the images after they've been imported into Word and then cut them out using a Scan N Cut.  You can use my discount code for your purchased: LARELYN25.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Jaded Blossom's Mini BEACH Release

Hi Crafty Friends,

Happy Friday! We have a fun Mini Beach release now available! 

Here's what I made using the new products:

I also used:
Gnome Dies
Tropical Dies
Tropical Dies 2
Gnome Dies: Weather Add Ons

Here is a look at the six new items available! 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers ~ Sketch 34 Challenge, Card #2

Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm back with my second card for the {BYSH} Challenge #34.
  You have until the end of the month to enter our FaceBook Challenge.  It's such a great way to be ahead for your holiday card making.

I am in love with vintage truck cards and this die from Impression Obsession is one of my favorites.
Echo Park papers are also among my favorites.  They have warehouse clearance sales often and it's a great time to pick up lots of 6 x 6 paper pads.  When I'm designing, my patterned papers guide my card design.  Aren't these papers fun?

Below is the sketch for this month and the links to the FaceBook folder.

I hope you'll play along and upload your interpretation of this sketch to
 our FaceBook page HERE.
I encourage you to check out our FB page for lots of inspiration and a folder full of sketches to help get your creative juices flowing.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Happy Birthday Shaker Card

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to share on the Jaded Blossom Blog.

For today's project I chose a simple style but made it fun by adding the shaker element.

I stamped the background first and splattered with some metallic paints.  Then I slipped it into a
packaging sleeve and taped the excess to the back leaving the top open so I could fill it with shaker pieces.  I added the frame and sentiment to the outside, taped the cellophane closed and then used double sided tape to adhere it the card base.  Easy peasy but still lots of fun.

I used these Jaded Blossom products:

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 16, 2023

Cut it Up Challenge #280 ~ Masculine

Hi Crafty Friends,

Father's Day is this Sunday so it's appropriate that our Cut it Up Challenge #280 is MASCULINE.

I have been enjoying using layered stencils from Pink Fresh Studio.  I recently received this wreath stencil and figured, "Hey, this could be on a masculine card."
What do your think?

I stenciled the background using the Pink Fresh Diamond Plaid stencil set and Distress Oxide Inks.
I used the Overlapping Leafy Wreath stencil and coordinating die for the focal image, also from Pink Fresh Studio. The Flag Dies and sentiment are from Jaded Blossom.

I hope you'll play along with this challenge.

We are looking for guest designers for the CIU blog. If you're interested please send me an email at I'll be happy to send you a list of upcoming themes. 

Monday, June 12, 2023

Using Clipart from Last Minute Manda

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have another project I've created for the Last Minute Manda FaceBook group.
I am on the Clipart Team so each of my projects are made using clipart files from
 Last Minute Manda on Etsy.

Today's card once again uses images from the Bee Happy PNG set.

I've also used a sentiment and the Honeycomb Card Mat Die from Jaded Blossom.  The Bee Hive is a LaLa Land Crafts die.

Please visit the Last Minute Manda FaceBook group for lots of inspiration using both digital images and PNG images.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers ~ Sketch Challenge #34

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a fun new sketch for you at {BYSH}.  You have the entire month to enter our FaceBook Challenge.  It's such a great way to be ahead for your holiday card making.

I didn't use any stamps or die cuts for this card.  I just used some amazing patterned papers from an Echo Park 6 x 6 paper pad.  This sketch is perfect for making multiples.  If you're using 12 x 12 card stock, you can get 4 card mats out of one piece.  And, so many companies now include a page of cut apart images.

I hope you'll play along and upload your interpretation of this sketch to
 our FaceBook page HERE.
I encourage you to check out our FB page for lots of inspiration and a folder full of sketches to help get your creative juices flowing.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Thank You

 Hi Crafty Friends,
It's my design team day on the Jaded Blossom Blog.

Today I'd like to share a shaker/gift card holder design that was shared by Jennifer McGuire.
It's a unique idea and I thought it would be fun to try it.

The gift card slips right into the shaker pocket.  There is a flap inside the card that allows for easy access to the gift card and still keep the shaker element in place.
I used these Jaded Blossom products:
Gnome Dies: Garden Add Ons (flowers, instead of the tulips)

This was such a fun card to create.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Last Minute Manda ~ Bee Happy Clipart

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing a design team project created for Last Minute Manda using PNG images from the adorable Bee Happy set.

I imported 3 of the images from the set into my Word program and arranges them to create this sweet scene.  Once printed on my Canon Pixma printer, I used one of the Jaded Blossom rectangles die to cut it out then layered it all up to finish this card.  

You can find all of Manda's clipart sets HERE and lots of design team ideas using both clipart and digital images on our FaceBook page HERE.

Thanks for stopping in today.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Jaded Blossom June Challenge~ Clean and Simple

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time a Jaded Blossom.
This month's challenge is Clean and Simple.  Be sure to visit the blog for some fabulous design team inspiration.

Here's my card for the challenge.

This was such a quick and easy card and I love it!
Jaded Blossom products used:
Birthday Dies
Border Dies
Kawaii Birthday (face)
Supersized Birthday Greetings

I hope you'll play along this month.
Use at least one Jaded Blossom product and link up to the monthly challenge on the blog (link above) for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Cut it Up Challenge #279 ~ Tag, You're It

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our new Cut it Up Challenge is TAG, YOU'RE IT.
We're asking you to make a tag.

Here's my Birthday Tag.

This one will go in my Birthday Stash.  The balloons are from Jaded Blossom and the tag is from LaLa Land Crafts.

 Cut it Up Challenge is looking to add 2-3 new design team members.  If you'd like to apply please email me at
Please include a link to your blog so I can visit.

We post every other week.  We each have a commenting # for entries, and we upload our projects and cast our votes for Top Cut to our private FaceBook page.  Our themes are fairly general, you can use your favorite products.  All that is required of your project is that it includes a die cut.

I would love to hear from you :)

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Jaded Blossom June Release Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends,

Now if you're here from Cynthia's Blogyou're in the right place, if you're just passing through start at the beginning because you don't want to miss a thing.  I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
Here is what I made:

I just purchased a mini Cinch so I decided to make a 5.5 x 5.5 notepad.
I used these Jaded Blossom products:
Gnome Dies: BBQ Add Ons (NEW)
Build a Booth: BBQ Add Ons (NEW) 
Checkered Stencil (NEW)
Spring Dies 2
Mushroom Dies
Sentiment Strip Dies
Happy Hello
Happy Hello Outline Dies

Regular Price for the Release Package is $138.99

FREEBIE OFFER: Checkered Stencil
1) Free with orders $50 or more (before tax/shipping)
2) Order MUST contain at least 1 new release item
3) Freebie offer is Thursday and Friday Only, while supplies last


1 Lucky Winner will get to pick a stamp set of their choice!
Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!
The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

This is the last stop for the Blog Hop.
Time to head over to the Jaded Blossom Store to make your purchases.

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:

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