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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Christmas Wishes - Craftin Desert Divas October Sneak Peek

October 20, 2018 1 Comments
Hello Friends!

It's that time again! Time to share a sneak peek of Craftin Desert Divas new October release products.

Today the design team is sharing peeks of the new Merry Florals stamps. This is such a gorgeous set and one that I will be reaching fo this holiday season.

I kept this card pretty simple but I think it turned out beautiful

I colored the gorgeous poinsettia image with my Copic markers and fussy-cut it out.

The card base was layered with some patterned paper that I die-cut with CDD Fancy Frames. I heat-embossed the sentiment, also found in the Merry Florals set, with black embossing powder and stamped the rest of the sentiment with Momento ink onto a die-cut from CDD Pocket Pieces Hello Dies.

I popped everything up and added some Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen to the flowers and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the berries.

The new products will be available in the CDD Shop on October 24.

There is plenty of sneak peeks to see. Be sure to head on over the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery to play along in games and to see all the fabulous projects the design team is creating.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

No Tricking ~ with Craftin Desert Divas

October 06, 2018 0 Comments

Hello Creative Friends!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Today I am sharing a cute Halloween card comprised of products that can be found at Craftin Desert Divas.

I colored up this cute image with Copic markers and fussy-cut it out.

I don't know about you but I have a lot of patterned paper in my stash and It will take me years to use it all up so instead of doing some ink blending I used my dies and patterned paper.

I started with a black card base and layered it with white and a strip of green patterned paper that I die-cut with CDD Crazy Stitched Frames Die. Next I used CDD Pocket Pieces Hello Dies to cut my star patterned papers and I layered them on top. 

The sentiment is from the same Ghostly Good Time Stamps and I heat embossed it with some Ranger Embossing Powder in Lime. I really like that it matches my patterned paper and it looks so cool on the black card stock. I die-cut it with CDD Flag Banner Dies. Before I attached it to my card I ties a piece of purple Baker's Twine around it and tied a bow. I pooped up my sentiment and image and completed my card.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you are able to find a moment to get your crafty supplies out and play a little today!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ghostly Good Time ~ Craftin Desert Divas September Release

September 27, 2018 0 Comments

Hello friends! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Today I have a mother Halloween card featuring the new Craftin Desert Divas Ghostly Good Time Stamps.

This tamp set has the cutest critters all dressed up for Halloween.

To create this card I began by creating a square panel and doing some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks. I used the following: Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot. Once I had everything blended to my linking I flicked on a little water and blotted it up with a towel. I added some flicks of black acrylic paint for more interest. I covered the panel with some Clear Wink of Stella to give it some shine.

While my ink blended panel was drying I dry embossed a white piece of cardstock with an old Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to give my card some texture.

I layered all of my panels onto my card base and added this cute little fox from the new CDD Ghostly Good Time Stamps. I colored her up with my Copic markers and red her up on my card. I added a heat embossed sentiment from this same set and scattered some Trick or Treat Sequins across the front and that competes my card.

Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas and check out all of the new stamps, dies, and stencil from this release.

I hope to be share more with you soon!

Until then,
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fang-tastic ~Craftin Desert Divas September Preview

September 22, 2018 0 Comments

Hello friends!

I'm so excited to share my first halloween card of the season!

Today I am showcasing some new products from Craftin Desert Divas.

This card is created with Craftin Desert Divas new Ghostly Good Times stamps and the fabulous Spider Web Stencil.

I started by creating a background with my Distress Oxide Inks. I used Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot. Once I was happy with the background I spritzed it with some water and blotted it up with a paper towel.

To speed up the drying time I hit it with my heat gun and went onto stenciling.

For the stenciling I used the new CDD Spider Web Stencil and some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonshine. This stuff is fabulous and really gives that spider web a little something extra.

I allowed my background to dry and went on to color my little vampire from the new Ghostly Good Times Stamps. This set has the cutes critters all dressed up for Halloween.

To finish up my card, I used CDD Fancy Frames Dies to cut out my background, heat embossed my sentiment in white, popped up my vampire with foam tape, and added some CDD Hocus Pocus Sequins.

The September Release will be in the CDD Shop on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 

To see more sneak peeks of this release be sure to head on over to the CDD Gallery

Thank you for joining me today!

See you soon!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Celebrate Gift Set and Video

September 17, 2018 0 Comments

We can all agree, handmade gifts are the best - right?
There's something extra special about creating something from scratch and seeing the look on the recipient's face when they realize just how much thought and care went into everything from the wrapping to the card. 

Today I am sharing a process video of the gorgeous card and matching gift bag you see pictured. I love how you can use heat embossed images to create beautiful backgrounds to coordinate together! Click the "play" button below to watch my project from start-to-finish.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Favorite Nut Shaker Card

August 28, 2018 0 Comments

Hello Friends! Saundra here to share a little step-by-step tutorial for creating a shaker card.

To create this shaker card you will need the following:

  • Cardstock
  • Acetate or clear packaging
  • Foam tape or Fun Foam
  • Adhesive
  • Versamark Ink or another sticky ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Stamps 
  • Dies


Step 1: Stamp and heat emboss your background.

For my background panel, I stamped the acorn and leaf images from CDD Autumn Wishes stamps onto some kraft colored cardstock using Versa Mark Ink and clear embossing powder. For added interest, I splattered some white and black acrylic paint onto my panel and set it aside.


Step 2: Prepare inside panel.

For the inside panel, I used CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to create a few clouds. I already had a plan in mind so I only stenciled the area that I thought would be showing.


Step 3: Die cut front panel.

To create my window for my acetate I placed the CDD Stitched-In Circles Dies on the edge of my panel, allowing it to partially hang over the edge. I thought having the window off center would give my shaker a bit more interest.


Step 4: Decorate the inside panel.

To decorate the inside panel I choose to use CDD Urn Dies and various colors of cardstock to create a tree branch in the background.

Step 5: Add Acetate

Now it is time to build my shaker card window. I like to use Scor-Tape or double-sided tape to secure my acetate. Liquid glue tends to ooze and it takes a while for it to dry. I am not that patient! Once your adhesive has been added around the opening you will want to add your acetate. I cut my acetate so that it was big enough for the window with some hanging over the side. In the next photo you will see what I mean, at least, I hope!

Step 6: Score your acetate.

With the acetate attached to my card front, I placed it on a scoreboard. You will want to score the acetate right next to the edge of the card and again about ⅛” from the first score line.


Step 7: Begin window assembly.

Now it’s time to assemble the card. I cut a piece of fun foam and added adhesive all over both sides. I also added a piece of Scor-Tape to the acetate flap that was created with my scoreboard.

Add your foam tape of fun foam to the backside of the front panel.

Step 8: Add Sequins

Before adhering your back panel to enclose the window you will need to add some sequins. The sequins I used here was from a fall pack that is no longer available but Craftin Desert Divas has many sequin assortments, choose the assortment that best works with your color combo. (A comparable mix is listed in the supply list below, Maple Leaves.)

Once your sequins have been added, carefully remove your adhesive backing and add your back panel. Now you can remove the backing from your acetate flap and adhere it to the back side of the back panel.