Friday, January 31, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football?



Karen H. here today and I am sharing a couple football cards in honor of the Super Bowl. I am a huge Packer and Badger fan and know many others who are as well, so I was happy to see CBP recently came out with some great football stamps. The G and W are available from Crackerbox Palace on special order. The fronts of the cards were designed to look like a film strip. But the fun really happens on the inside: 

I found this floating image card tutorial and decided to try making a couple. The images are attached to acetate and pop up when you open the card. Here is the inside of the Badger card: 

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.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Karen's Snapdragon's Coffee


Vicky here today but I want to share a card that Karen Hasheck made. I thought it would be a good card for today since it is -15 degrees with a wind chill of -35 degrees. A great day to stay inside with a hot cup of coffee. She used our Snapdragon for the image. The Snapdragon saying is actually one stamp that has some space so it is easy to separate it like Karen did. I like how she made the folded card a little smaller than the standard so the circle really stands out and makes the image pop right out there.
Here is the Snapdragon she colored.
Here is the inside of the card and the rest of the saying.
Thanks for the card Karen, it will go with us to conventions!
 
 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Marriage card from stamper

Vicky here today. We received a card from a stamper who used a couple of our stamps. I have to apologize for not posting this as soon as I got it, I took the picture and brought it into CorelDraw to get it ready to post but never got it on the blog. So here it is today!
I want to thank the stamper for sending us the card, we appreciate it. She used our chicken and saying on the inside of the card.
I have to guess on the technique. So I am guessing that the chicken image is stamped on a glossy piece of card stock that a marbled technique was used. The marbled technique is sponging alcohol inks on the glossy card stock. The background looks like the chicken wire was embossed with a embossing folder and sponged ink over the embossed area. I am not sure about the words, if she stamped each letter or if it is a stamp, but I like it.
The inside looks like the same marbled technique. I like that she added a feather, it adds to the humor.
I want to thank the stamper again for sending us the card.
I hope you have enjoyed the card as much as we do.
 
 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Karen in Scrap & Stamp with 2 articles!

Vicky here today and I wanted to show you the cards that Karen Hasheck got published in the February Scrap & Stamp, they are WONDERFULLLL!
She is one busy lady making all of these great cards. I hope you have this magazine or will go out and get it and read her articles. Her instructions are real easy to understand and of course her cards are beautiful. She actually has 2 articles in this issue.
The first article is Ribbon Frames on page26 & 27.
Aren't they so pretty!
I can think of a lot of  images that I would like to frame with this technique~can't you?
None of these images are ours, they are noted in the magazine. I think they look so eloquent.
 
Here is the second article called Smudge That Chalkboard Look on page 46 & 47.
Karen made these cards look like fun
The 'SPECIAL' image in the middle is from Hero Arts but the rest of the images are from Crackerbox Palace rubber stamps.
Wasn't this technique perfect for a Halloween card?
There are a lot of stamps on this card but Karen did a wonderful job balancing all of them to make the card look interesting and not cluttered.
 I would of never thought of making a Christmas card with this technique, but Karen did and I love it. The hint of blue is just enough and it looks like puffs of snow in the background. The snowman is a Tim Holtz embossing folder.
I hope you enjoyed Karen's cards as much as I do. Here is her blog to hop on over to see what she is up to today.
 
 

Friday, January 17, 2014

FORRRRE the Golfer in Your Life


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a fun card for a golfer I created with some new sports stamps from Crackerbox Palace. I tore some green paper and sponged it for the grass. I stamped, paper pieced and cut out the cute female golfer and her golf ball. I added the clouds and FORRRRRE to finish the front. I added the smiling golf ball to the inside just cuz it made me smile and I hope the golfer who gets this will too.

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.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, January 10, 2014

Tattoos and Washi Tape Card for My Daughter


Karen H. here today and I am sharing a fun Thinking of You card I designed for my daughter with this beautiful lady with a tattoo from Crackerbox Palace. I embossed her with white embossing powder on a kraft card and simply colored her tattoo. I framed her with a white piece that I raised with pop dots and layered several washi tape at angles on the bottom. I also punched out a couple flowers from the washi tape to highlight the sentiment on the side.

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.

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Karen published in Just Cards

Vicky here, I have exciting news.
Karen Hasheck has 5 cards published in the Just Cards magazine! I am so excited for her. Karen always has good ideas and loves to share them. Her blog is here to see more of her work.
The Just Cards magazine has been out for a while, (sorry I am a little late on this) but I hope you have yours. Her cards can be seen on pages: 31, 49, 55, 70, 77. 
On page 31 under the category of Just Because, she made a card with Repeat Impression stamps. She used a cat face stamp inside a cut out star with the statement 'What's Mew?'. It is a very neat idea to frame the cat face and all of us cat lovers think our cats are stars.
 
On Page 49 under the category of Birthday, she used a couple of our stamps. Karen used our stamp Clara with one of our birthday sayings. She paper pieced the swimming suit and cap on Clara and embossed the saying. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up.
 
On page 55, under the category of Birthday Karen made another card. She used our guy fairy Patrick to make this fun guy card. As you can see, she cut the top off so he is also displayed when you read the sentiment. She used the Silhouette to cut out the words for the front. On the inside she gave Patrick a glass of beer and a Rest...Relax...Enjoy saying.
 
On page 70, under the category of Occasion, she made an adorable baby/girl card. She stamped our small Baby Jane shoes on pink paper and cut them out. She used small embellishments on the shoes and the bigger size same embellishments for the corners. I know it is hard to see, but she embossed "Just as sweet as can be" with a Cuttlebug baby embossing folder. She used a Martha Stewart punch to make the border at the bottom of the card. I think this is just a very sweet card.
On page 77, under the category of Holiday, Karen made a St. Patrick's Day card. If you like glitter, you will love this card. She put shamrock flowers on top.
 
As you can see, I took the pictures right from the magazine so the colors are a little off so I hope you have the magazine to see how much nicer the cards look compared to here.
I would like to thank Karen on the time she has taken to make our stamps look so wonderful on the cards she has made. She has been such a big, large, extra large, huge help for me with the blog and don't know if I would of kept the blog without her. ~ Thank you Karen, you are such a sweetheart and I am so happy I got you as a friend!
 


Friday, January 03, 2014

You're Utterly Fabulous!



Karen H. here today and I am sharing a “utterly fabulous” card I created with some new stamps I received recently from Crackerbox Palace. I decided to keep the card CAS and simply embossed the fabulous lady on a kraft card, then cut a hole in the white piece with a rounded oval die to show her off. I raised the white piece with pop dots and added some ribbon and the fabulous sentiment from Crackerbox Palace to complete the card.

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


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