Friday, December 27, 2013

Tri-Shutter Naughty Christmas Card from Crackerbox Palace


Karen H. here today and I am sharing one last Christmas card using Crackerbox Palace stamps and a fun fold called Tri-Shutter. I always thought this looked so hard to do, but it is very simple as I learned from the tutorial here. I started with my favorite paper by Core’dinations and Tim Holtz called Kraft-Core Shattered cut 12 x 5 ½”, then followed the directions on the tutorial for cutting and scoring. Then I just added some fun stamped images from Crackerbox Palace that make me smile, and did a little punching and paper piecing. Here is a picture of the card mostly closed so you can see that it folds to fit into an A2 envelope, and one showing it open so you can see all the folds.




Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. The CBP website is being upgraded currently, but you can always email or call them if you want any of the stamps I share. Happy New Year everyone!
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Greetings from Crackerbox Palace


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a Christmas card using beautiful Crackerbox Palace stamps and a file folder card created with the Envelope Punch Board by WeRMemory Keepers. I stamped the beautiful pin bough and paper pieced the ornaments. I stamped the greeting in the folder tab and added a poinsettia I cut and embossed with Tim Holtz products.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. The CBP website is being upgraded currently, but you can always email or call them if you want any of the stamps I share. Happy Holidays everyone!
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Friday, December 06, 2013

We Wish You Merry Christmas from Karen and Crackerbox Palace

"We wish you a Merry Christmas.. and a Happy New Year"! The top part of this card flips open to reveal that wish for everyone from Crackerbox Palace and from me too. Here is what the card looks like closed:

I stamped the carolers silhouette stamp on a piece of blue cardstock and cut the top with a scalloped scissors. The top darker blue piece is crinkled cardstock and is longer than you see in the picture, so you can attach the two pieces with a snowflake brad. When you attach the front to the white card base, you do not put any adhesive on the top part or around the brad, so the top can slide open to reveal the sentiment. I added a snowflake punched out with a Martha Stewart punch and a gem to complete the card.
The website at Crackerbox Palace is down temporarily while it is being updated. If you want any of the stamps you see here or on any of the cards we have blogged, just send them an email at crackerbox@crackerboxstamps.com or call 608-755-4638.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen 

 

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Karen is published in Scrap & Stamp

Have you seen the new Scrap & Stamp for January? It is so exciting that Karen has a article and cards published. This is not the first time she has been published, she has had many cards and articles published. I am so glad that this time she used exclusively our stamps for her positive and negative article. She posted on her blog that she is so thankful for so many things. I know I am thankful for getting to know her and having her friendship.
Here is the cover of the magazine her article is in:
On page 15 starts the article.
 
She has posted on her blog the first card in the article.
On Karen's blog she writes:
  Thankful for so many things.... Family and Friends are first on the long list of things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving, of course. I am very blessed in both of those! I am also very grateful for the joy I have experienced this year designing cards and blogging and getting articles accepted for publication in Scrap and Stamp Arts. The current issue (January 2014) is on the bookshelves right now- look for the cover shown to the right here on my blog. On page 15 you will see this card featured on the first page of an article I wrote about using the positives and negatives of die cuts. The feather die is from Lifestyle Crafts and the embossing folder is by Sizzix.
 All the stamps on all the cards I designed for this article are from Crackerbox Palace and I am also very grateful for the friendship and fun I have had this past year designing cards for Crackerbox Palace! Their website is being re-designed currently, but when it opens again, you will want to check out their awesome stamps. I especially love their sentiments stamps- check out the inside of this card:

I like how Karen embossed the feather to add texture.
Here are the other cards in the article.
I really like what she did with our feather stamp at the bottom of the card and how she embossed the feather again.
I think this is such a neat retirement card a perfect picture of retirement should look like.
Karen broke up the saying of the retired stamp, it is sold as one saying and she did a great job of making the saying an outside/inside saying.
Thank you SO SO much Karen for making such beautiful cards and using our stamps.
 
 
 

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