Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Keepsake using the Craft-Dee Bowz Tool

Hi there,

I am Guest Designing over at Craft-Dee Bowz today and sharing this little Halloween Keepsake. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this.  It's perfect for this time of year. The base for this project is a wooden frame. All layers of the keepsake were adhered with Xyron adhesive. The bow was created effortlessly using the Craft-Dee Bowz tool. More details on the Craft-Dee Bowz blog, here.
Halloween Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: DCWV;  Ink: Quick Quotes; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee BowZ;  Other: Ribbon, Charms, Spiders, Bling

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Christmas Tag Album using TCW Stencils

Hi there,
I'm sharing a Christmas tag album that I created using TCW stencils, manila tags and inks. I love how this came together. This particular album will be perfect for my 2014 Christmas pics. I share how the background for this album was created on the TWC blog, here.
 
Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Buttons, Metals: Paper Studios; Bookplate: Advantus; Ink: Ranger; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop

Hi there,

We're having a fun Blog Hop over at Craft-Dee BowZ today. The theme for this month is “Trick or Treat.” I created this little Halloween card. This was so much fun to create.   I used organza ribbon and the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to create the multi-loop bow. I love how simple creating bows are using the bow tool. 

Trick or Treat Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: DCWV; Stickers, Bling: Close To My Heart; Ink: Quick Quotes; Adhesive: Xyron: Other: Ribbon

As you visit all of the participating team members' blogs, catalog all of the wonderful Halloween ideas.  There is a prize opportunity on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog, so please visit to learn about how to be eligible to win.

Blog Hop Participants:


Karen (You're here)


Good luck to you and please remember to stop by all of the participating design team members' blogs to leave a comment.
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Inspirational Card using Xyron & Spellbinders

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a card that  I created using Xyron and Spellbinders. I used the Eyelet Squares Die. I loved how it complimented the patterns of paper that I chose. Spellbinders dies are super easy to use. They can also enhance your overall design and can add fun layering to your projects. I adhered all layers of this card using my Xyron 5" Creative Station.



Inspirational Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Twine: Advantus; Antique Car: Wendy Vecchi; Ink: Ranger; Die: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Monday, September 15, 2014

All Occasion Card using TWC Stencils


Hi there,

I am sharing an All Occasion card that I created using TCW stencils. Creating your own backgrounds for your cards gives you flexibility to customize with colors and preferred themes of choice. In the card below, I was able to add pops of color using ink sprays and the Netting (TCW484) stencil to create an All Occasion card that can be tailored to any theme. A tutorial for this card is on The Crafter's Workshop today.

 


All Occasion Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW484) Netting, Cardstock: Core’dinations, Bazzill: Buttons: Prima; Pins: Maya Road; Ink: Ranger; Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Die: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, Grand Calibur; Other: Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Wall Hanging using Xyron

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing this really fun Fall Wall Hanging that I created.  I used my 5" Creative Station and a printed wall panel. The panel was used as the base and I built up the wall hanging from there. I wanted to create a piece that I could use from year to year and change the photos each Fall.  I love the end result.

 
 
Fall Wall Hanging by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Stampin Up!: Acorns, Flowers: Recollections: Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, leaves



This is a close up...

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs, Karen

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quick and Easy ATCs using TCW Stencils


Quick and Easy ATCs using TCW Stencils

I love creating ATCs.  ATCs are easy to work with due to size and awesome to trade. They make beautiful mini pieces of art and perfect for expressing your art form in various ways. Using stencils make this process super easy.  My tutorial is on the TCW blog today. Check it out here

ATCs by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470) Geometric Art Layers, Kasia’s Letters (TCW492); Cardstock: Core’dinations; Ink: Ranger; Gesso, Gelatos: Faber Castell; Other: Washi Tape
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen