Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Beauty of Winter

Hi it's Janet with The Craftin Desert Divas Design team and today I am showcasing the brand new Winter Wonderland Dies. This set is stunning and so versatile. I start with an A2 white card base folded at 5.5". I then cut a red base panel using the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies. I also use the smallest frame die from the Crazy Stitched dies and cut that out of white paper. I stamp my sentiment using Tis the Season and heat emboss with clear embossing powder to give it shine. Now for the fun part!!! I die cut all the new Winter Wonderland dies out of white paper, some I cut twice, and ink them with Distress inks. You can make your project any color combo with this technique. I decided to use greens with browns and light reds with darker reds to give dimension and interest. I finalized my project with silver sequins from the Peppermint Twist mix. I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope you joined our event going on at the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook page.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Hello this is Janet from the Craftin Desert Diva's design team and today I bring a fun Thank you card. I used the Greeting Word Dies and Tiny Sentiments stamp set by Craftin Desert Diva's. I looked to my scrap pile for color combos and found a multi colored pattern paper I used for my pallet. I die cut five Thanks and used a glue pen to adhere to a white card base. I then stamped "for everything" from the Tiny Sentiment set in black ink. This set has so many great combinations you could make a whole set and every card would be different. Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!

Friday, October 7, 2016

CAS Anything is Possible

Hi friends it's Janet with the Craftin Desert Divas design team and today I'm sharing a clean and simple card featuring the Your Wish stamp set. I start by cutting the matching SVG files on my Cricut Explore machine. I stamp this adorable genie standing in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color her with Copics. Once this is complete I put her face down onto some double sided adhesive, I used Be Creative tape it comes in a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. I then peal the backing and pore fine crystal glitter all over the image and rub it down with my finger. I then trim this down against the image. I cut my card base to be A2 size out of white card stock, and cut an additional white front panel. I cut the front panel in an diagonal to create a space to put a pattern paper behind it. I picked a paper that was bold and had some color variations. I place the pattern piece behind the large section and glued to my card base and then placed the bottom white piece on top of that. I stamped my sentiment "anything is possible" in black ink from the same set. I popped my sparkly genie onto some pop dots and placed her to the left side. It can still be beautiful even if it's simple! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Get Well Wishes

Hello Craftin Desert Diva fans! It's Janet with the design team and I'm sharing this beautiful get well card today. I started with an A2 white card base. I cut a layer in red paper using the Crazy Stitched Dies. I then made my bouquet using the Flowers in Bloom stamp set and matching SVG files. I stamped the roses with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I then cut the wide urn with the Urn Dies out of copper metallic paper. I layered my roses in the urn until I got it just right and glued them together. I added a green Scribbled Circle die cut to the bouquet for interest.  I then stamped Get Well Wishes from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set onto a Flag Banner die. I popped the flag banner up on pop dots and added silver sequins for the final look. 
Thanks for visiting today, Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spooky Bouquet

This post is a little different from my card making posts. Today I'm showing how I made this spooky floral arrangement for $5.00 from Dollar Tree.

So I picked the black roses with the spiders; two bunches, and the glittery branches. I grabbed a vase that was red and I spray painted glossy black, and a bag of sand to keep my flowers in place. You'll need a pair of wire cutters and scissors.

I start by cutting apart my bunches of flowers. I fill my vase with that sand and insert my flowers how I want them. This is the creative process, giving your arrangement life! I make sure to have some higher than others to give a more "real" look. I then add my fillers which are the spiders and branches. I bring them forward and around the bottom and my spiders I place all over. Here are some pictures of the final look.  Dollar Tree also had roses in purple with bats or spiders which would also be very beautiful. 

Thanks for visiting and leave a comment below if you like or would like to see more posts like this! Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sweet Little Tags 2x3 Set Release

It's new release time with Craftin Desert Diva's!! Hi  I'm Janet on the design team and today we are showcasing our new 2x3 sets. I used Barnyard and Frosty Friends to create these cute tags. I used the Fancy Stitched Label dies to make the tag. These are great because they add a beautiful stitched detail around the edge. I used the SVG files for both the Frosty Friends and Barnyard stamps, stamped in Memento Ink and Colored with Copics.  I then added matching twine and stamped "Thanks" from the Farmers Market Stamp set.  I just loved how these turned out.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Window Santa

Hi everyone, happy Sunday! Today I created a project for Art Impressions challenge Cards to die for. Join the fun HERE.

So I used a few new Art Impressions items. The first is the Tropical Christmas set  which is super fun and has warm weather holiday imagery! The second was the new Snowflake dies these are cute little detailed snowflakes that will be a great addition to my die collection. On to the card....

I started by cutting a window from a Diamond Die set. I traced the two lower openings to cut my card base. I then traced another white piece of paper to stamp my image on. I only wanted Santa's face to show. I colored him in Copic markers, and stamped the sentiment in the set in Lady Bug Memento ink. I added a scrap piece of paper from my ever growing pile to the front cutting the spaces to show the inside of the card. I added a white piece to look like a shade to the top of the window.  I then cut some branches with the Darice branch and cut them up to put in the planter box. I added some red foiled paper dots and the snowflakes for a seasonal touch! I used the Craftin Desert Diva's Flag Banner dies  and the sentiment from AI Jingle set to finish this fun card off!  You would never know Santa is in flip flops until you opened the card!  Thanks for visiting!