Friday, August 21, 2015

Bee-cause You're Special!


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. I used CBP’s sweet bees and a new sentiment to create this cheery card. I started with a yellow cardbase that I embossed with a new hexagon embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers. I punched a bunch of black dp hexagons with a punch from Fiskars. I stamped the bees and sweet sentiment on a white square and did a little coloring. Then I layered it on a black square and attached everything to the cardbase.

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Monday, August 10, 2015

Quirky Gone Fishing

Vicky here today to tell you about the challenge over at Quirky Crafts.
I think the design team did a GREAT job with all of their cards!!!
We are sponsoring the challenge and have prizes for 3 winners.
Their challenge is Quirky's Gone Fishing. Doesn't that sound fun!
 I hope you hop over and take a look and share your ideas of fishing.
If you want to check out the designer's blog, the links are there.
Here is what Cazzy says:
Hi it's Cazzy here and I am challenging you to Go Fishing with us at Quirky Crafts.
  I would like to see anything with fish, swimming fish or cooked, or someone fishing. You may also use pet fish, in ponds or bowls or anything that swims in the sea or ponds, or boats. I think that is a lot of creative possibilities.
Crackerbox Palace is so pleased with our examples she has put all of the fishing stamps used by the team on sale at 20% off - so go grab a bargain now!
Prizes:
1st place:  3 digital images of choice
2nd place:  2 digital images of choice
3rd place:  1 digital images of choice
Emma 
Gabriela


Kemly


Lorriane
Monica


Myriam



Cazzy

Doris

 
 

 

Friday, August 07, 2015

Teacher Thank You Card



Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and a fun technique with word dies.  Can you believe it is almost time for school to start? I decided to make a thank you card for a special teacher. I started with a beautiful pine tree stamp from Crackerbox Palace and stamped it three times on a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the 2nd generation of the image in between the three darker trees so the lighter ones look like they are in the distance. Then I stamped the Thank You with black ink and attached a die cut bird silhouette from Impression Obsession.  I die cut “teacher” (die from Simon Says Stamp) from the trees, raised it on a die cut white fun foam piece and put it back on the card where it was originally cut out. Here is a close up of the pine tree word:


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

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

We are sponsors of a Fishy challenge

They are having a challenge over at Quirky Crafts.
We are giving away:
 1º place: 3 digital images of choice 
2º place: 2 digital images of choice
3º place: 1 digital image of choice

Challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing! Go over and take a look and join the challenge!
Hi it's Cazzy here and I am challenging you to Go Fishing with us at Quirky Crafts.
  I would like to see anything with fish, swimming fish or cooked, or someone fishing. You may also use pet fish, in ponds or bowls or anything that swims in the sea or ponds, or boats. I think that is a lot of creative possibilities.
 
We are offering 20% OFF on the images the design team used until Aug. 17th! 
 http://crackerboxrubberstamps.com/


 
 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the great work they did over at Quirky Crafts!
Hugs, Vicky
 


 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Faux Leather Guy's Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and a favorite new technique called Faux Leather. Here is a link to the video where I learned how to do it. Following Sheena’s instructions, I started with a thick piece of kraft cardstock, spritzed with glycerin and water mixed, wrinkled up and repeated several times. Then I did direct to paper with Ranger’s Vintage Photo Distress Ink and embossed with a Darice embossing folder while still wet. I dried it with a heat gun and sponged on Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Then I stamped with Crackerbox Palace’s beautiful horse, “dream” and Bear Paw. This technique and CBP’s stamps makes a great guy’s card.  

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


Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, July 17, 2015

Zentangled Coffee Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and a couple new ideas I wanted to try: flipping a stamp and Zentangling. I had read on line how to flip a stamp by using a clear stamp that was larger than the one you want to flip. Apply the larger stamp to an acrylic block with the image side down so the top is flat. Stamp your desired image on the clear stamp back with an ink like Stazon or an archival black ink, and then onto your paper. I tried this with the coffee pot from Crackerbox Palace, but was unable to get a clear image. The stamp I was trying to flip was a rubber stamp mounted on mounting cushion. So I tried stamping on an extra piece of mounting cushion and then onto paper, and I had a flipped coffee pot image. Here is a picture of what I am talking about:  


After stamping both coffee pots and the coffee cup, I drew lines dividing the open areas in the stamped images and doodled Zentangle patterns in each area with a fine line marker (I like .01 Micron.) Free Zentangle patterns are all over the internet and Pinterest land. It is easy and relaxing, although time consuming. I cut the pieces out, mounted onto a black card base. I completed the card with a perfect sentiment over a coffee stain stamp and some pearls.

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

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Friday, June 19, 2015

Enjoy Card with Color Burst Gorgeous Colors


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and Color Burst colored crystals from Ken Oliver Crafts. I heat embossed Crackerbox Palace’s seaside scene on watercolor paper, then painted the sea and the log pier with Color Burst mixed with water. I wanted a sunset look to the background, so I sprinkled on some red, purple and orange Color Burst and spritzed with water. I made a mistake by the seagull, so I embossed that part again on a part of the prepared watercolor paper. Then I punched it out with a circle punch and raised it with pop dots over the scene that I cut into tiles before attaching on a black piece. I stamped a sentiment from CBP and added two border braids from Dee’s Distinctively also die cut from Color Burst watercolor paper.

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, and more colors of Color Burst are being released in July!

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting more cards 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, June 12, 2015

Warm Wishes Color Burst Feather Card


Happy Friday! Karen H. here and today I am sharing a birthday card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps and Color Burst for a very special person. I sprinkled a rainbow of Color Burst powders on a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed with water to release their brilliant colors. Every time I do this, the results are different. I die cut the negatives of some feather dies from Spellbinders and stamped the warm wishes sentiment on the bottom of that piece. I also stamped CBP’s feather stamp on a Color Burst scrap and cut it out. I attached the CB colored piece to a white cardbase and then attached the open feather piece on top.

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



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