Friday, May 29, 2015

School Color Shaker Graduation Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing another graduation card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. It’s that time of year when we need graduation cards and I love to use the graduate’s school colors when I can. For this card, I chose purple and gold. I used Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle and square dies to create the layers on the card front and the window opening for a shaker card. I stamped CBP’s graduation hat and “Hat’s Off to You” sentiment in the school colors. Then I created a “well” with mounting tape and dumped in some colored sequins again in the school colors. Here is a picture after a good shaking:


 **As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on this card will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal! **

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Vicky!!


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing another project I made with Crackerbox Palace’s gorgeous stamps and Color Burst powders. Vicky Briggs, one of the owner of Crackerbox Palace, had a birthday this week and this framed picture was her present from me. With Color Burst and beautiful stamps, anyone can be an artist, even me!

I heat embossed some of CBP’s flowers and one of their gorgeous ladies (like the birthday girlJ) on a large piece of watercolor paper. Then I sprinkled all the brilliant colors of Color Burst all over the piece, using a small paint brush to direct color to the flowers and lady. When dry, I added some coffee stains and leaves and used bleach to remove the color from the face. Crackerbox Palace is named after a George Harrison song, so I printed a verse on velum and attached with glue dots covered up with gold gems.

Here are a couple more pictures of the birthday project close up. I am happy to report Vicky loved her present. 



I am in love with the brilliant colors and awesome backgrounds and looks easily achieved with this new product from Ken Oliver Crafts! Crackerbox Palace is now carrying all six colors of Color Burst powders and they are on sale right now for 10% off! They can be found at the bottom of the main website page while on sale and in the accessories section here. All you do to get the beautiful colors for your project is sprinkle a little of the concentrated powders onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritz with water. Just a little goes a long way.

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards and art projects on the two blogs featuring Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace stamps. You really should give this new product a try- you are going to love what you can do with them!

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! So the stamps and Color Burst are on sale! Free shipping on all orders over $45 too!! Great deals- Check it out!**

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Anniversary to the King and Queen

Hi Stampers, Vicky here today. I have another new(ish) stamp in our collection today. We had a few female stamps that we made bigger. We wanted our women to stand out and they do. Here is the Queen Of Everything and her King Louie.
I stamped the purple card stock and then embossed it.
When we made this stamp, we separated the words~ Happy Anniversary and the words~ To a Wonderful Couple so you could easily ink them separately to stamp them where you want them.

Hope you enjoyed the card.
Friendly hugs, Vicky
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's Good To Be The King

Hi Friends, Vicky here today. With Father's Day coming up I did a CAS card.
We have some 40+ new stamps. John just pressed one of the plates and I had to share 2 of the stamps with you today.
King Louie talked (demanded, as kings do) to me and said he wanted to be the first to be stamped. Do you hear your stamps talking to you too? LOL. Well, he was inked and so was his saying. I made him into a Father's Day card here. He was so happy to be inked, I made 2 others that I will share later. Oh, our new Queen Of Everything is on one of the cards (she also was demanding  that she wanted to be inked too).
He is not on the web site, he is that new. You will need to email me.
 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace's Lovely Ladies


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing another card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s gorgeous ladies and Color Burst powders. I am in love with the brilliant colors and awesome backgrounds and looks easily achieved with this new product from Ken Oliver Crafts! Crackerbox Palace is now carrying all six colors of Color Burst powders and they are on sale right now for 10% off! They can be found at the bottom of the main website page while on sale and in the accessories section here. All you do to get the beautiful colors for your card is sprinkle a little of the concentrated powders onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritz with water. Just a little goes a long way. To make the gorgeous background on this card, I simply sprinkled a little purple Color Burst on a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed with water. After it was dry, I stamped CBP’s Windy with an archival black ink and then cut her out with a stitched rectangle die from Lil’ Inker. I trimmed her down a little to create a black frame showing through from the black card base.

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards and art projects on the two blogs featuring Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace stamps. You really should give this new product a try- you are going to love what you can do with them!

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! So the stamps and Color Burst are on sale! Free shipping on all orders over $45 too!! Great deals- Check it out!**

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, May 08, 2015

Color Burst Powders Now Available at Crackerbox Palace!


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing not one, but two special cards I made with Crackerbox Palace’s gorgeous ladies and Color Burst powders. I am in love with the brilliant colors and awesome backgrounds and looks easily achieved with this new product from Ken Oliver Crafts! Crackerbox Palace is now carrying all six colors of Color Burst powders and they are on sale right now for 10% off! They can be found at the bottom of the main website page while on sale and in the accessories section here. All you do to get the beautiful colors for your cards is sprinkle a little of the concentrated powders onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritz with water. Just a little goes a long way. Or if you want a more subtle background, you can wet the watercolor paper first, sprinkle on a few of the powders and then spritz again. That is what I did on my first card above. I wanted a rainbow of soft colors and that was the beautiful result. After the colorful background was dry, I stamped the Summer Goddess and the "Hello Gorgeous" sentiment. I also stamped the sun on a lemon yellow Color Burst piece, cut it out and attached.

For my second card, I created the beautiful background with Color Burst and cling wrap from my kitchen! I simply sprinkled a few shakes of green and orange Color Burst into a wrinkled piece of cling wrap and spritzed it with gold Glimmer Mist (instead of water to activate.) I placed a piece of glossy cardstock into the glorious mess and wrapped the cling wrap around the glossy cardstock. I waited about 10 minutes, removed the cling wrap, and the lines of the wrinkled cling wrap and the Color Burst created a beautiful background. If you wanted a brighter background, all you need to do is add more of the Color Burst powders. The damp piece can be heat set to dry, or if you are more patient than me, you can allow the damp piece to sit for a while to dry. I stamped the Spring Goddess and sentiment with black archival ink and layered the piece onto a black card base. Both the beautiful Spring and Summer Goddesses can be found here on the CBP website.

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on these cards will be 20% OFF for one week! So the stamps and Color Burst are on sale! Free shipping on all orders over $45 too!! Great deals- Check it out!**

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards and art projects on the two blogs featuring Color Burst and Crackerbox Palace stamps. You really should give this new product a try- you are going to love what you can do with Color Burst colors!

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Friday, May 01, 2015

Bright Future Graduation Card


 Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing another graduation card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. I love this sentiment and the sun wearing sunglasses! I stamped the sun four times on watercolor paper and also on yellow cardstock. I used my blue Color Burst and water to make the brilliant blue sky and paper pieced the yellow suns. I stamped the diplomas, grad hats and sentiment, and then attached the four sun pieces on a square card base.

Crackerbox Palace and I will be in Saynor at the stamp show this weekend. Stop by the booth and say hi if you can come!

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on this card will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal! **

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Graduation Chalkboard Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a graduation card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. I haven’t played with the chalkboard technique in quite a while, and decided it would be perfect for a graduation card. I started with a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed the diploma and Happy Graduation with white embossing powder. I stamped the rolled diploma, graduation cap and stars with white pigment ink and deliberately sponged and smeared the white pigment ink to make the chalkboard look. I drew some white lines with a white colored pencil to complete the card front, and attached the “chalkboard” to a white A2 card base.

**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the CBP stamps  on this card will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal! **

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

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