Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
On this card, I used the Friends Forever Stamp Set and a new release set called Home. Look for it at the blog party on January 7th!! I love the color combo of red, black, and white so that was the easy part. I used my Cricut to cut out the jagged black circles, pop dotted the stamp on the white circles, did some layering.... and TA DA!!! What a perfect card to send to an old friend to say "HI"!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Feast your eyes on this sweet treat! The Royal kit for January features the Color Me Pink papers from 3 Bugs in a Rug and the oh so yummy stamps from QKD. There's only 1 left! It's a 12X12 kit so act fast.
On this card I did stamp the flowers in craft black ink and used clear embossing powder, and then heated. I used real red su marker to make polka dots in a few of the flowers. And pretty in pink in the others. I also used certainly celery to go over allt he steams, and leaves. I used my large marvey punch to punch out the flowers, and then just mounted that on black and cut it out. The dp is double sided, and sooo sweet! I then just stamped the sentiment on the bottom, and added my ribbon treatment to the top, with a white heart shaped button!
Thank you for looking, and hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Stamps can be found here on Jan 1st, also you can check out all the sweet sales here too!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
LOL, if you don't have any of the past kits, then why not? Right now is a great time to purchase past kits at 20% off! Check out what is still available!
Now, check out a past Royal Kit -- the June 2008 kit.
Now add in a new stamp set -- the Many Thanks set
And you get this fun card:
Head on over to QKD and pick up a couple of kits!
Friday, December 26, 2008
I got a neat HP personal photo printer! Color me VERY happy! Need to get more ink so I can print more pics but you better believe I'll get lots of use out of that bad boy....I can print wallet, passport size, 4x6 and even 5x7...oh...and it will do 4x12 panoramic too! Not to say that I'll use it for EVERY photo that I want, but sure is convenient to have it here for that 'perfect' page right!?
So....along with the gifts I bet there are some people you wanna give a special 'Thank You' to, isn't there? Well, who wants to go out and buy some premade Thank You cards when you can MAKE them! That personal added touch that tells them not only 'Thank You' but one right from the heart! One made BY you to them!
Here are a few cards to get you started! The 'Thanks My Friend' came from the Build A Bird set and the Thanks came from a retired set! (Sorry...one of my favorite stamps!)
I'd love for you to share links to your creations!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
2. Smoosh faded jeans and broken china ink on a craft sheet spray with water and lay tag on top, dry with heat gun.
3. Stamp flourish with walnut stain ink, ink edges of tag.
4. Stamp snowman and heat emboss in black, cut out, stamp the rest of him using distress inks, glue to tag and stamp arm.
5. Ink chipboard crown with peeled paint and add.
6. Create snow with crystal effects, large flake glitter and white fun flock.
7. Stamp phrase in black, ink with frayed burlap, cut apart, ink the edges with soot add pen marks and glue to tag.
8. Add distress stickles and ribbon.
Thank you for sharing the 12 Royal Days of Christmas with us. We hope you've been inspired to create and try something new in the new year. Take the projects we've shared and turn them into your own creations using different colors, themes, stamps and ideas. Put your spin on them and have a blast!
Merry Christmas from The Royal Court.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For this card you will need:
Step 1: Cute a piece of card stock to 4.25" X 5.5" and adhere to card base.
Step 2: Cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5" X 3.75" and adhere to right side of card.
Step 3: Cut a piece of light cardstock to 3.25" X 3.5" and random stamp it and adhere to the cardstock in step 2.
Step 4: Cut a piece of cardstock to 1.5" X 1.75" and stamp on it. This is your shortie. Mat and apply eyelets and adhere with pop dots.
Here's the sketch I used for this card. Check back tomorrow for your last tag from Nikki. Thanks for coming!
Monday, December 22, 2008
1. Smoosh peeled paint ink onto a craft mat spray with water and lay tag over it. Dry with heat gun.
2. Stamp harlequin background with aged mahogany.
3. Stamp musical notes with black ink.
4. Use gold metal mixatives o splatter gold over tag.
5. Spray chipboard birds with a spray made with brushed corduroy ink refill and interference green perfect pearls, use a heat gun to dry. Add gold to edges, glue to tag.
6. Stamp and heat emboss in gold the word joy.
7. Heat emboss the edges with gold.
8. Add ribbon and lace.
I'm loving all the blues that she's using on these tags. To me it just screams winter time!!
Come back tomorrow for a fun card from me. :)
On this card I stamped these darling flowers in Kiwi Kiss. I then outlined them in different SU pen colors.
Next I did run the 2 different white panels through the cuddlebug with the swiss dots cb folder. I then used the die to cut the one and the other I used as a background for the card. I also used dazzling diamonds on the flowers. And then added a flower button to my ribbon treatment!!
The inside will say" Thanks so much", this saying is also included in this stamp set!!
My hubby just ordered me these Spellbinders Dies. he bought me 2 sets, cant wait to make time to use the other set as well!! Thank You hunny!!!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Jumbo Scallop Scissors
Dye ink pad
Step #1: Cut a piece of card stock to 4.25" X 5.5" and adhere to card
Step #2: Cut a strip of cardstock to 5.5" X 2" and trim one long edge with scallop scissors and punch holes in scallops. Adhere to card about 1/2" from edge.
Step #3: Cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5" X 2.75" and random stamp it. tie ribbon across bottom and adhere to card.
Step #4: Stamp sentiment onto cardstock trim and mat as seen in photo. Add eyelets and adhere with pop dots.
Fun, wasn't it? I'm really enjoying sharing these 12 days with you. I hope you're having fun with us. Come back tomorrow for a tag from Nikki!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Of course, I had to put a tag on there with all of the great inspiration that Nikki has been throwing out. Make sure you scroll down and look at all the fabulous projects from the 12 days of Christmas posts!
1. On a craft mat combine water and Raspberry Sparkle perfect powders paint onto grungeboard, dry with heat gun.
2. Stamp sweater and hat, heat emboss in black. Cut out.
3. Stamp huggy on cardstock, color then cut apart th glue onto the back of the sweater.
4. Smoosh faded jean and broken china ink on a craft mat spray with water, lay tag on top and dry with heat gun.
5. Use silver metal mivatives to splatter tag and add some to the edges.
6. Add snowflakes with white ink.
7. Stamp Brr on another tag ink with weathered wood ink cut apart, add pen marks, and glue to tag.
8. Glue huggy to tag.
9. Create snow with crystal effects, add large glitter flakes and white fun flock over effects.
10. Add ribbon
Today's tag was so fun, don't you think? Stay tuned for tomorrow's feature. We're happy you're here.
Friday, December 19, 2008
To make these.. You will need :
card bases folded to 3"X3" (3" X 6" flat)
Stapler with staples
Basically it's all cutting and measuring to get things to fit. It will depend on the size of the stamps that you are using. I used the stamps from the December Take 3 Kit here at QKD. The stamped pieces of cardstock are also known as "Shorties". It's a new trend that trumps inchies any day! Shorties are 1.75" X 1.5". Just a little bit bigger and oh so fun! The Royal Court was challenged by Nikki to make shorties a few weeks ago. They really had a blast. Come to the gallery and check them out. Shorties can be used on cards, tags, gift cards, scrapbook pages and more! Have you made your shortie today?
How fun would one of these be made with the Princess Carriage and castle? fun!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
2. Stamp harlequin background stamp with brushed corduroy ink. Repeat to cover entire tag.
3. Ink tag with aged mahogany ink.
4. Use gold metal mixatives to splatter over tag.
5. Remove masks and ink entire tag with antique linen ink, ink edged with walnit stain.
6. Add distress stickles and ribbon.
So, are you enjoying the projects we've had so far? Today marks the 1/2 way mark!! That means only 6 more days till Christmas. Is your shopping done?? Are you working on any last minute, fly by the seat of your pants projects? I know I am! Tell us about what you've made this year for gifts and be entered into the drawing on Christmas day!
We'll be back tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1 Patterned paper
3 colors of cardstock
1 ribbon about 12" long to tie
dye ink pad
versamark ink pad
1 Card base folded (4.25" X 5.5")
Step #1: Cut a piece of card stock to 4.25" X 5.5" and adhere to the card base.
Step #2: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4" X 5.25" and tie the ribbon around one end of it. Swipe the edges of the pp on an ink pad to give a distressed edge look. Adhere to card
Step #3: Cut a piece of cardstock to 2.25" X 4.25" and adhere to the right side of the card leaving about 1/2" on the right side.
Step #4: Cut a piece of cardstock to 2" X 4.25" and random stamp with versamark ink and stamps of your choice. Adhere to card.
Step #5: Stamp a sentiment on plain cardstock cut and mat as seen in photo. Adhere with a pop dot.
and Viola! you have a fast, simple, fun card!
Don't miss the fun tag from Nikki tomorrow. She's really on a roll with these. Thanks again for coming. We hope you are enjoying our 12 Royal Days of Christmas.
This week is a sketch challenge. Vicki (Queen Kat) draws wonderful sketches so I picked one for this week's challenge.
Here is what I came up with for this awesome sketch.
Here is what Ashley came up with Be sure to swing by our forum at Paper Craft Planet. Play along with us we would love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
On this card, I used the Friends Forever Stamp Set & the Hip Aliens Stamp Set.
Would you have guessed I used one of QK's awesome sketches from the gallery?? Well... I did! I love using sketches to help get my creative juices flowing... especially when I am sick and my head feels like it weighs 100 pounds! Here is the great sketch I used, and hopefully it will inspire you to make something amazing today!
Don't forget to visit the QKD store and check out some fabulous deals we have going!
Have a great Tuesday!
1. Smoosh faded jean and broken china inks on a craft sheet, spray with water and lay tag on top, dry with heat gun.
2. Paint swirl grungeboard with picket fence crackle paint let ddry.
3. Dab white paint over edges of tags.
4. Stamp snowflakes with black ink, ink tag edges.
5. stamp and clear emboss the word snow.
6. Use silve metal mixatives and splatter over tag.
7. Stamp snowman on dry grungeboard, cut out, glut to tag add distress stickles to hat and scarf. Use a blender pen and ink to color in nose.
8. Create dimensional snow: mix white utee, clear utee, large glitter flakes, and crystal effects mix with a craft stick and while wearing gloves add to tag. Let dry completely and add ribbon.
We hope you enjoyed the tag today. Nikki had fun gettin' messy with this one! Stay tuned for tomorrow's project from me.
Monday, December 15, 2008
To make this cute simple, double sided ornament you will need:
Nestabilities- Round Scallop
Dye Ink Pad
5 different patterned papers
6" of ribbon
Stapler with staples
hole punch or crop-a-dile
Step #1: Cut the various circles needed:
2: 4" circles
2: 3.5" circles
2: 2.25" circles
Step #2: Stamp on the 2 top circles. You can use any stamps you want to. But I used the stamp set from the December Royal Kit and Get Inked! Kit at QKD.
Step #3: Adhere the two largest circles together with mono adhesive. take care and don't get it on the scallops or you will gum up your hole puncher. Next, add the ribbon to the ornament. I used two staples in an X pattern to keep it in place.
Step #4: Punch holes in the large and medium scalloped pieces all around the edges in each scallop. And then take your paper piercer and pierce holes in the 2 small circles that you stamped on.
Step #5: Using pop dots layer your circles together and hang your new ornament. :)
I once made these with frogs on them. They were sooooo cute! The sky is the limit on the themes you use these for. Have fun with them they are addictive. Stay tuned for another tag from Nikki tomorrow.
You have until tuesday evening to post your card. Thanks for playing!!
Hi everyone, today I decided to show you this technique. Its Negative effect inked+embossed. I tried to keep my card as simple as possible to show you what the background looks like with this technique. What you will want to do is get a cuddlebug folder, and take your ink pad and rub it across either the bottom or top part of your folder. In this case I did the bottom part. Then lay your paper to be embossed and run it through your machine, just like normal. On this card I did add corner pieces that i cut after i used the corner punch on them. This darling Whale is from Queen Kat Designs, and I stamped her on su dp. She is stamped 2 times, once on the white and then on the pink dp. I also used dazzling diamonds on her waterspout.LOL Not sure what that is called...LOL anyways
What do you think ????????
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Peeled Paint ReInker (Tim Holtz Distress)
Mister filled with water
Forest Green Perfect Pearls
Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative
Gold ink pad
Pre made tag
1. Spray tag with mist made with water, peeled paint reinker, and forever green perfect pearls. Dry with heat gun.
2. Sramp crown and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
3. Stamp flourish with black ink
4. Stamp the best gift in black onto another tag cut apart, ink with aged mahogany ink, edge with soot ink, glue to tag.
5. Using metal mixatives in gold and a toothbrush splatter gold over tag.
6. Edge tag with gold ink.
7. Add fire brick stickles and ribbon.
Make sure to leave a comment on here... Each day you leave a comment you'll get 1 entry into the drawing on Christmas day!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The fun part of this project was I used my Queen Kat Designs Hinge Stamps to create a snowflake! Just some stamping and embossing and it is done!
The options are endless with this stamp set!
So.. with out further adieu... Here's day 1's card for you. It was made by me.. Queen Kat...
For this card you will need:
1 card base (4.25" X 5.5" folded)
3 different patterned papers
1 plain cardstock
2 colors of dye ink pads
ribbon tied into a small knot
Nestabilities- Round Scallop (you can also use nested punches)
Die Cut Machine
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper to 5.5" X 2.18" and adhere them to the card base vertically.
Step 2: Cut 3 circles with your nesties or punches. Stamp on the top circle. I used the snowflake stamps from the December kit of the month from QKD.
Step 3: Stamp a sentiment onto plain cardstock and mat with patterned paper.
Step 4: Using pop dots, adhere the circle and rectangle onto the card and add ribbon.
Below is the sketch I used for the idea on this card. Feel free to use the sketch over and over. :)
How easy was that?? I hope you've enjoyed this card. See you tomorrow.
Paper used on this card was Cosmo Cricket: Oh Joy Christmas paper from the QKD December Royal Kit.