Showing posts from November, 2018

Color Dare - #320

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca!   I am participating in another Color Dare this week. The challenge this week was to "use Kraft, New England Ivy, Candy Apple and Gold Optional" colors. Those colors simply scream "Christmas" to me, so I met the challenge by making a Christmas card. Color Dare #320 Let's start with gathering some supplies! I pulled the appropriate colored cardstock, inks, a collection of CTMH Christmas themed stamps, and some Gold Tinsel heat embossing powder. You could probably use any variety of Christmas themed stamps, but I chose stamps from three different CTMH sets for this card. I tend to think "country style" when working with Kraft paper so I settled into my "homemade country Christmas vibe", turned up the Christmas music, and started cutting and stamping. I started with cutting a piece of Candy Apple to 4.25" x 11" to fold and use as the card base. Then I cut a piece

Card: Thanksgiving 2018

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca!  In order to maintain this blog, this page may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase after clicking my links. Thank you for your support. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and my hubby and I were just talking today about how thankful we are for all our many blessings. Family, friends, our health, a warm home... we are thankful for all this and try to never take it for granted that we are so blessed. Lately, I've been busy puttering in my paper crafting room making cards, scrapbook pages, gift boxes and tags. Would you like to see a few of the cards I've been making? Here is one I heat embossed and then watercolored. It is simple but full of Autumn love. I made this one for our toddler granddaughter. She loves animals so I created a turkey using CTMH leaf dies for the tail and hand cutting and coloring the rest of the body. I used stamping and

Color Dare #319 - Monochromatic "Choose Your Blues"

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca!   I am participating in a Color Dare this week. The challenge this week was to "create a monochromatic project using only Blues and Neutrals of your choice." Since I am already in the groove of making Christmas cards for next month, I decided to make a "Blue Christmas" card to enter in the color dare. I started with gathering some Close To My Heart (CTMH) supplies and papers. The blues I chose are Crystal Blue, Peacock, and Sapphire. I used a CTMH Stamp & Thin Cuts set that is surprisingly versatile. I didn't realize I was going to use this set as much as I have ended up using it since purchasing it. I started by cutting the peacock blue cardstock to 4.25" x 11" to fold and use as my card base. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5.25" and a piece of crystal blue cardstock to 3.25" x 5". I ran the crystal blue cardstock through my Cricut Cuttle

Card: Joy

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca!   I know, I know... it's not even Thanksgiving yet and here I am working on Christmas! I simply don't like feeling rushed during the holidays, so I start working on Christmas cards a bit early so that they will be ready to mail after Thanksgiving. Everyone on our card list receives a unique one-of-a-kind handmade card and it takes some time and planning to accomplish this feat! Today's card is simple, fun, and a bit on the traditional "red and green" side. My hubby prefers the traditional red and green Christmas colors this time of year. Once I completed this card it was "hubby approved" when he viewed it on his way past my crafting table, so I thought you might like to see how to make one yourself! I started by using my snowflake embossing folder in my Cricut Cuttlebug to emboss a piece of 4" x 5.25" white cardstock. You can use any embossing folder you may already own. I could have us

The 2 Game

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca!   I promised a bit ago to show you what I was making for our granddaughter for her second birthday... so, here it is. I created a game made just for her! I named it "The 2 Game". Basically I created cards for her that consisted of two each of things she enjoys... puppies, baby ducks, apples, etc. Our granddaughter loves to "sort" things, so for now (at newly turning two years old) she will enjoy simply looking at and organizing the cards. However, as she gets older we will be able to use the cards to play Match-It, Go-Fish and the Memory Game, too. To make the cards I started by creating her favorite things out of cardstock, all sized small enough to fit on a card background cut to 2.5" x 3.5". I cut many of the cardstock shapes using my Cricut Explore Air. I made sure to glue the parts together securely, keeping in mind that they will be played with by a two year old! I ma