Monday, March 19, 2018

That Crazy Little Thing Called Life & the 5th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hey everyone!!!

So it has been a little bit since I have posted anything. Things got a little bit busy and crazy. While things are still a bit hectic, I have managed to find a nice balance that I believe will help me be able to add two fun posts, on here, a week.

Sadly, I had to cancel my business creative trip this past weekend. My family always comes first and there were some things that needed to be tended to. While I was a bit disappointed that I had to cancel my trip, I was very happy to have spent so much time with my family.

During a low I needed late at night, to give my brain a break from paper writing for my grad program, I got to take some time to create this amazing Paper Pumpkin 5th anniversary kit.  It is absolutely gorgeous and very easy to assemble.




These are the four gorgeous projects that can be created from this kit. I am grateful to have another kit. I am debating on whether to create alternate ideas or just do another whole set of these beautiful items.




What do you do to unwind? I find doing something creative helps me take a mental break and come back to my paper writing with a fresh mind the next time I have to write.  I hope you enjoyed these four beautiful projects. Stay tuned for another post this week with details on my Technique Series with my special Faux Acrylic Pour style technique using Stampin' Up! Blends.  Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop-Valentines

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday. I am so excited to welcome you to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for January 2018. Maybe you are starting this blog hop here at Jenn Van Wart @ Designs by Jennifer Lynn or maybe you just came from Cheryl Hamilton @ Create With Cheryl, who is the previous person before me. No matter where you are coming from or starting from, if you feel lost, just check out the full lineup below and it will get you right back on track, and guide you to where to go next.

With February 14th right around the corner, it is never too early to start thinking Valentine's Day gifts. I have included two really cute projects that make giving treats and special gifts such a breeze.
Aren't these just adorable?  ...and they are using some of my favorite colors and products!

I thought it would be fun to show you how to make the adorable mini treat holder that uses our great Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies bundle.  I have to say the versatility of this box die is amazing!!!

Let's get started....

The first step is to stamp two hearts, one using Berry Burst and one using Sugarplum Ink. Stamp one in each color.
Next...you will die cut out the hearts and 2 boxes that will be needed to create the mini box. 

Now you have box two pieces and you are going to trim down these pieces.
Next you will cut down to each side lining up the rounded piece to the 3 1/2" line. After you cut them fold all the scored areas and you will have two pieces that look like this when you are done.

Next you will apply adhesive of your choice to each long flat side and assemble them together.


After you have adhered the long pieces together you will add glue dots to the tabs on all four corners and adhere them to the inside of the box.
Fold over your tabs and adhere your hearts and adhere to the box. You may leave it as is or add some ribbon or trim for added sparkle.

P.S.. Whatever you do, don't forget your candy treats or special gift inside.



Thanks so much for taking part of our amazing blog hop.  There are many amazing ideas and inspiration throughout your blog hop journey and you definitely don't want to miss any of it.  

Remember, you are currently here at Jenn Van Wart @ Designs by Jennifer Lynn, so check the blog hop list and see where you go next.
Quick Side Note: Below the blog hop list is a complete list of supplies I used for the cute mini treat box as well as the items used to create the adorable gable treat box. Have a great day!




Mini Treat Box 
Mini Gable Treat Box 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Faux Stain-Glass Butterflies

Hi everyone. I love butterflies and I love sparkly things.  This technique I am sharing with you today combines both.  I often like to say that Butterflies always leave a little bit of sparkle wherever they go. I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial.

1. In order to create this beautiful butterfly, you will stamp the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set in VersaMark on your choice of a piece of Painted with Love Specialty designer series paper.
2. You will then take black embossing powder and sprinkle it liberally over the image until it is all covered.
3. Next tap of the excess powder and make sure all the areas of the stamped image have powder on it.
4. Take your heat tool and heat the embossing powder making sure not to leave the heat in one spot for longer then needed. The powder will turn a solid black color, that is how you will know it is set. (If you do not have embossing powder, use black ink and stamp your image. Be sure to let it dry completely before you do the next step)

5. Next you cut out your butterfly and add it to your project.

To get this exact card you will need: the Color Me Happy Project Kit, Gold Glitter Flakes, Tear and Tape, dimensional, Black Ink, and Tombow Glue.

Take a Rich Razzleberry card base, one white diagonal piece of cardstock, a powder pink banner piece, the sequin and star packet and put them aside from the Color Me Happy Project Kit.

Next you will take the words from the Beautiful Day "Always Thinking of You" and stamp this in Black ink on the powder pink banner.

Then take a strip of tear and tape and line the diagonal white piece both at the edge, and corner and sprinkle gold glitter flakes over top and press down so it sticks in a flat formation.

Next you will adhere this piece to your card base with your adhesive of choice and adhere the banner at the top of the card base with dimensionals.

Take your butterfly and add dimensionals or foam tape to adhere it onto the card.  

The last step is to add sequins and start sporadically all over your card.  Your card is now complete.  Below is the product list of all supplies I used to create this beautiful card.  I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and check back again soon.  Have a great day!

Product List