Friday, August 30, 2013

Hello Gorgeous Card


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a “ Hello Gorgeous”  card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, I created a background with distress inks and acrylic blocks, then stamped the gorgeous silhouette stamp over it. The “Hello Gorgeous” sentiment from CBP seemed perfect for this image. I added some baker’s twine and a punched border (ek success) to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Birthday Cowboy

Vicky here today. I have a yippee yahoo birthday card to share.
It is pretty straight forward card. I stamped the barbwire in the background on a light tan piece of card stock. The cowboy was stamped on X-Press paper and colored with Copic markers.
I stamped Happy Birthday in the barbwire frame. The frame is big enough to stamp a lot of saying in it.
 
Hope you enjoyed the man card.
 
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Planning to Celebrate with Karen Schroeder

Vicky here and sharing the card that Karen Schroeder made.
She made the card with our skeleton for the challenge over at Drunken Stampers. The challenge is Person: Party Planner (Any Celebration)
I like the gate fold card with the extra panel on the front. Did you notice the brads? To find out more, check out her blog here.


Friday, August 23, 2013

Magnificent Clara Birthday Card


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a lol birthday card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, If you know anything about my style of stamping, you know I love to use humor in the cards I create and Crackerbox Palace has tons of funny lol stamps. I was looking through my CBP stamps and decided I really needed to use Clara in her swimsuit before summer was officially over. Just looking at her cracks me up and when you add a funny sentiment, the receiver of this card should smile too. Clara was paper pieced and colored, then cut out. I cut the sentiment out with a Nestabilities circle and cut the embossed (SU) background strip with a little larger circle die. Aqua and red has become a color combo favorite for me lately.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Monday, August 19, 2013

Convention in Collinsville, IL

I would like to shout out a big thank you to a few people. First, a thank you to the girls that helped with the make-n-takes, Karen Schroeder and Ruth Fladhammer. They did a wonderful job with showing the paper shaping technique and using the Stamp~a~ma~jig. We did the paper shaping with our popcorn bowl and the Stamp~a~ma~jig with Stampscapes.
 
Another thank you goes to Barb, Jerry and their crew from Rubber Stamp Events that put on the show. They do SO much! They give out free tickets, they have card contests, they make sure stampers have places to sit, eat and free water. And I LOVE all of the room they give the vendors, shoppers never feel crowded or cramped, it makes looking around so much nicer.
Another BIG thank you goes to all of the wonderful stampers. John and I met so many wonderful people. We loved talking to all of you and getting ideas from you~thank you, we will be back again.

Another great thing~~We will be with Rubber Stamp Events next month, Sept. 21 & 22 in Milwaukee, WI.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Holy Cow- Another Birthday Card!


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a birthday card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps, a fun sketch and a velum technique I recently learned. The velum technique is easy and looks even better in real life. To achieve this look, I simply stamped the cow on velum paper with a black ink that won't smear on velum (I used Archival Ink by Ranger.) Turn the velum over and place it on a thick mat of some kind. Using a stylus, “color” the parts of the cow that are supposed to be white. This pushes out those parts and makes them white so when you turn it over, the cow stands out and looks great. I attached the velum piece to a black piece with glue dots and covered them up with grey pearls.

To create the background of the card, I simply stamped the “holy cow” over and over in black ink. I cut the diamond out of the center of the card and the other diamonds with my Spellbinders Nestabilities square dies. Then I trimmed the corners of the front off with my paper trimmer. I added the sentiment to the front to complete this humorous birthday card.

Here is another view of the card showing the sketch from the inside: 


Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

You're So Tweet

Hi to all of you. Just a quick card today.
This is one of our new sayings. I added our small bird flower on the corners, I stamped, colored and fussy cut them out. I colored with Copic markers. I think you can use this saying for just about any reason: birthday, friendship or just because.
Hope you have a great day today!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Quirky Craft Challenge Reminder

There is a picnic/BBQ challenge over at Quirky Craft.
Crackerbox are giving a $15.00, $10.00 and $5.00 coupon.
A couple of the girls made up a few more cards to share.
 
The first one is from Lyn. I like the way the ant is holding the sign of Life's A Picnic!
This is her crafty inside. I love how she made a tree stump out of the pop out. The ants sure do look busy!
Doris made some tags, aren't they cute? I think it's a cute idea for any kind of tag or putting on a dish to pass.

Doris also made the easel card. I like the sun she made. The ants are taking off with everything.
 Cazzy made this cute birthday card. It is a gate fold. Her ants look very busy too.

Hope you enjoyed the ideas.



 

Friday, August 09, 2013

Dragon and Bull BBQ

Vicky here today. Since the weekend is coming up and it is still summer here in WI. we BBQ any chance we get. I thought I might do a non-standard BBQ invite with a little humor, since most of our stamps are on the humorous side.
Thought I would add our fire dragon for the heat.

And added our bull (who I think is funny looking)
for the steak.
I added a jump ring in his nose.

Under the flap of the bull is the steak!

You can do the invite inside the card.
Hope you enjoyed the humor. :)
 

Monday, August 05, 2013

Challenge over at Quirky Crafts with Crackerbox Palace stamps

Crackerbox Palace stamps are sponsors for the Quirky Craft challenge. You can find all of these stamps here. I think these girls did a great job coming up with some great ideas.
Their theme is Great Picnic and this is what they write:

Challenge # 16 Great Picnic / BBQ and you can find the challenge here.
It's time for new Quirky Challenge, and this time it falls to me (Doris) make your imagination is translated into beautiful projects. The theme is Picnic / BBQ, you can choose one of the two suggestions and mix it or just choose a single topic. You must remember and use some of the elements that usually surround these activities, such as grill, tables for camping, picnic baskets, checkered tablecloths, ants (never fail). Let your imagination run wild. Our fabulous and generous sponsor for this challenge:
 
Here are their card over on their blog, you can hop on over and find out more about how they made these beautiful cards and join the challenge.
 
The first card is from Janet.
 
Tracey
 

 



 

I hope you enjoyed these great cards as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.
Vicky
 
 

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Karen's Drunken Stampers Design

Vicky here and I would like to share what Karen Schroeder has been up to. Here is her new great news, she writes:

I'm so excited to announce I've been selected to join the All That Stickles Design Team!!!  I wanted to spill the beans, not the margarita, but I had to wait!  The challenge is ANYTHING GOES and runs from Saturday, August 3rd until Friday, August 16-11:00 pm (CST-US).
Check out Karen's blog to find out more about her card.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Summer Rainbow Silhouette Card


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a summer card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps and a fun background sponging technique. Did you know you can make a silhouette image with just about any stamp? Just color it in black instead of the typical colors you would use and it turns into a silhouette stamp. I did this with the picnic table from Crackerbox Palace after I created the rainbow effect on a white piece of cardstock. To make the rainbow, I cut a circle out of acetate with a Nestabilities die, then sponged on the colors of a rainbow with a series of dye inks and sponges. I stamped the sentiment and created the frame with the same circle Nestabilities die.

I like how the card turned out and hope you do too. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen



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