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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sweet Gingers!

July is coming to an end, but all the Christmas crafting is just beginning. Today I have two more tags to share with you using files from
 
My Scrap Chick
 
How about some Ginger Cuties!
 
 
 I think Mr. Ginger is a bit smitten with Miss Ginger!

 
The file I used for the gingers is called Ginger Babies. I used Ginger 4, but I left off the bib. I also layered one of the gingers on my mat before cutting and flipped it horizontally to give it a different angle. Once the gingers were inked and assembled, I attached them to the tag from the Fall Tree Gift Tag file. I cut out the base of the tag at the imported size, but the top layer was resized to 2.582" wide x 4.750" high. I really like the shape of
this tag and I use it for lots of tag projects.

 
 
The gingers were finished off with this cute face from the Peachy Keen Stamps Fun Kiddie Face Assortment (PK-546). The eyes were filled in with my white gel pen, the cheeks were chalked and a few freckles added, and the nose was colored in with
EK Success and Martha Stewart colored pencils. 

 
I used some Valentine Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine and a button to attach my ribbon to the tag. I also gave Miss Ginger a Trendy Twine bow in the same color.

Supplies Used:
 
My Scrap Chick -
 
Trendy Twine -
 
Carta Bella -
Merry and Bright Paper Collection
 
Papertrey Ink -
Vintage Cream Cardstock
 
Ribbon and Button from My Stash
 
Thank you for stopping in today! I hope you will come by again! You can also see all my recent creations on my FB page, M Miranda Creations.
 
Blessings,  
                  
 
I will enter my tags into the following challenges:
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ opt. use a sentiment
Crafting for All Seasons: #82 Christmas in July
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas: #176 Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge: Christmas in July Challenge

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jingles the Elf!

It is a Linky Party mid post for Craftin' Desert Divas!
 
I had fun making this tag combining this cute elf file from KaDoodle Bug Designs with the Craftin' Desert Divas Simply Said stamp set.
 
The Theme: Christmas in July
 
 
Told you he is cute! This is Jingles the Elf. Jingles was pieced together using paper from Carta Bella's Merry and Bright paper pack. He has a sister, Holly, who I will be sharing with you soon too! Like I said, he is a cut file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. And who doesn't want to receive a package that is stamped with Just for You!!! This stamp is one of many very versatile stamps in the Simply Said set.
 
 
 
The elf is attached to a tag that was resized to fit my needs from My Scrap Chick. The paper for the tag was also from Carta Bella's line and a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink. His sweet face is from Peachy Keen Stamps latest release - PK 1410 Christmas in July Face Assortment.
 
 
The ribbon is from my stash and is attached to the tag using Trendy Twine's Totally Natural Solid Twist. Then just a few pearls to finish it all off.
 
Supplies Used:
 
Craftin' Desert Divas -
 
KaDoodle Bug Designs -
 
Peachy Keen Stamps -
 
Trendy Twine -
 
My Scrap Chick -
 
Carta Bella -
Merry and Bright Paper Pack
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my project! I would also invite you to join me on my FB page, M Miranda Creations.
  
Blessings,
                      
 
I will enter my tag into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: #241 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: #44 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #73 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #142 Anything Goes
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ opt. use a sentiment
Little Red Wagon: #247 Christmas in July
Crafting for All Seasons: #82 Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly: It's a Jolly Holiday


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Santa Pants!

It seems I have been creating several Christmas in July projects over the last couple of weeks. But nothing was 3D. Well my fingers said, "No way, that has to be changed." I just had an itch to watch flat pieces of paper form into something fun. I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did putting it together. Thanks to Mary at SVG Cuts for all her fantastic SVG files!
 
 
I used the Happy Holidays SVG Kit from SVG Cuts. Mary's files are always amazingly designed, but all the kits having varying degrees of difficulty in putting them together. This one had a panel that really challenged me, but the end result was worth it! This is a fantastic gift bag! (Great thing about SVG Cuts is the video tutorials for every kit. It makes putting their files together so much easier.)
 
I wish my photo did the colors of the paper more justice, especially the cuff pieces at the bottom! The paper has the prettiest snowflake pattern. I used the Christmas Cottage papers by Teresa Collins that have popped up on my projects several times recently. I bought several sheets from an online store that had it on sale after Christmas last year and I am so glad I did. Not only are the colors and designs beautiful, but the quality and texture of the paper are wonderful to work with.

 
The ornaments on the pant leg are from Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament pack. These are some of my favorite dies! I stamped the reindeer and sentiment on using the Jaded Blossom Christmas Wishes stamp set. The rumple ribbon was bought at an Etsy store a couple years ago, so I don't remember the name of the store. But there are several great places to get it from if you are interested.

 
The gift bag measures 7.3" wide by 13" high with a diameter of 3.6" according to the SVG Cuts site. It really is a nice sized bag for giving a gift or actually two since it has two leg compartments. It would also make a great focal piece for a mantle or on a table at a Christmas Party/Dinner. I hope you will give this gift bag a try!
 
If you do, I would really enjoy seeing it. You could stop by my FB page, M Miranda Creations, and post a photo with a link to your blog, so I could read up on your adventure about putting it together and hear about how you intend to use it!
 
Supplies Used:
(The same link will take you to the video tutorial done by SVG Cuts.)
Teresa Collins: Christmas Cottage DP
Spellbinders: 2010 Heirloom Ornaments
Jaded Blossom: Christmas Wishes Stamp Set
Black Cardstock: American Crafts
Black Metallic Cardstock (for buckle piece): Core'dinations 
Rumple Ribbon: In my Stash
 
Blessings,
                      
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: #241 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: #44 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #73 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #142 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #268 Just for Fun
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon: #247 Christmas in July
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Die Cuts or Punches
Crafting for All Seasons: #82 Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly: It's a Jolly Holiday
Die Cuttin' Divas: #175 Christmas in July

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CDD July Stamp Release



You all are in for a treat today! It is Day 2 of the Craftin' Desert Diva's fifth stamp release blog hop! Today I am able to share with you in full all five of the CDD July release stamp sets!
 
Here they are!


 
 

You can find all of these in the store.
 
Now take a look at these deals that Tara has for you!
 
1.) Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release!
 

 
2.) If you purchase a minimum of two stamp sets, you will receive a FREE mini stamp.
(Ends August 1, 2014)
 

3.) Use code: JULY to save 20% off your ENTIRE purchase.
(Ends August 1, 2014)
 
Oh and this is a blog hop, right!!! So it needs PRIZES!
 
Tara is giving away one stamp set each day
and Too Cute by Jessica is giving away a $25 gift card to here store. 
 
How do you win you ask. Just leave your comments! The more blogs you comment on in the hop, the greater your chance of winning!
 
And now for my project using a sentiment from Gotta Wear Shades:
 
 
In my mind, nothing says Summer Fun more than playing on the beach. I like the sand between my toes, the sound of the crashing waves, and the endless blue water. And I believe this sweet bear agrees with me, don't you think!!!
 
For my card, I took a card base from SVG Cuts Iris Fold Cards Kit and mounted this adorable Bear with Bucket and Shovel file from Little Scraps of Heaven. For the sand, I used a piece of a file from My Scrap Chick called Beach Penguins. The Summer Fun sentiment is stamped onto a Classic Scalloped Oval Large die from Spellbinders that was cut from a piece of Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Cardstock. I used Memento Inks and Color Box Inks on all the pieces. The paper used for the card base is My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline. The rest of the cardstock used is from American Crafts and Core'dinations. For those of you interested, I will share a few of the links for the supplies I have used.
 
Craftin' Desert Divas: Gotta Wear Shades
SVG Cuts: Iris Fold Cards
Little Scraps of Heaven: Bear with Bucket and Shovel
My Scrap Chick: Beach Penguins
  
Next up is Jenny!
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will come back. You are certainly welcome to become a Follower. You can also check out my projects on my FB page,
 
Blessings, 
                  
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: #241 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: #44 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #73 Anything Goes 7/29
Ruby's Rainbow: #84 On the Beach
Word Art Wednesday: #142 Anything Goes 7/29
Crafty Creations: #268 Just for Fun
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Pile It On: #29 Summer Fun
Inkspirational Challenge: #61 Word Prompt - Splash
My Craft Spot: #145 Just for Boys

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gotta Wear Shades!!!

I have a little something for you today to kick off the CDD stamp release and it features a really cute cut file from My Scrap Chick!!!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Craftin Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then on Friday and Saturday we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. There are some amazing creations being shared today and we hope you enjoy them all!
 
But before I show you my project, we have some exciting news to share with you! Tara has added some adorable Trina Clark images to go with her sentiments. These images will also come with an SVG cut file that is FREE to you.

There are a few specials during this release we want to share with you.
Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release. And with the purchase of any two sets of stamps you will receive a FREE mini stamp. Yeah! Both the free stamp and the TCBJ pattern will be revealed during the hop, July 25-26th. There will also be a sale - 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using the code JULY starting on Friday the 25th. The free mini stamp and the 20% off sale will end Aug. 1, 2014.

Today we are showcasing the Gotta Wear Shades stamp set.

(All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
Stamps will be revealed and available to order on Friday.)
 
Here is what I created for you today!
 
 
I love that this adorable penguin is hitting the beach to catch some waves.
 

And he has just Gotta Wear Shades!!!
 
Supplies Used:
 
Craftin' Desert Divas -
Gotta Wear Shades Stamp Set (Available Friday)
 
My Scrap Chick -
 
Echo Park -
Everyday Eclectic

 

 
Sneak Peek Giveaway!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog; but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog.
 
Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments.
 
Also, we hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. Our FB group is exclusively for sharing all you creations with us using Craftin Desert Diva's stamps. This group has some great extras for you too. It is were we show previews first, have giveaways, and much more!!
Thank you all so much for joining us today and we hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks. Remember everyday begins at Craftin Desert Divas!
 
Blessings,
                      
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Pile It On: #29 Summer Fun
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #141 Anything Goes
Crafting by Design: Use a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs: July Anything Goes
Curtain Call: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #66 Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #44 Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenge: #61 Word Prompt - Splash
Brown Sugar Challenge: #103 Sea and Sand
Cute Card Thursday: #330 Fun in the Sun
Cardz for Guyz: #27 At the Beach

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tree-mendous Traditions

Today and tomorrow Craftin' Desert Divas is joining up with Lovebug Creations for Christmas in July FB hop. There is a whole lot of inspiration to be seen over the next two days. I hope you will join us! To participate in the hop and have a chance to win a few prizes, stop by me FB page, M Miranda Creations, for all the details. 
 
 
My card pairs up Craftin' Desert Divas Holly Day Punnies stamp set with Simply Red Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations.
 
I did something a bit different for me this time. My card measures 3 7/8" by 9 1/4". This allowed me to really stretch out the tree that comes from the Christmas Tree set from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I like the unusual shape and size yet simple design.
 
Supplies Used:
 
Craftin' Desert Divas -
 
Lovebug Creations -
 
KaDoodle Bug Designs:
 
Teresa Collins:
Christmas Cottage Paper
 
Papertrey Ink:
Vintage Cream Cardstock for the Base
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Blessings,
                    
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: #141 Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge: #268 Christmas
Divas by Design: Christmas in July
Crafting by Design: Use a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create: #80 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: July Anything Goes
Curtain Call: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #66 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas Bumble Bear

I'm so excited to be a part of the KaDoodle Bug Designs and Peachy Keen Stamps Christmas in July FB hop. Mix these two great companies together and you get a whole lot of cuteness going on!
 
It is a week long hop (Monday - Friday) and we are on Day 4. If you would like to join in on the fun and have a chance to win some fabulous prizes, head on over to my FB page,
M Miranda Creations, for all the details.
 
I want to share my card here on my blog as well to give more details on all the supplies I've used and to enter it into a few challenges.
 
 
I combined the Busy Bee Bears and Christmas Trees sets from KaDoodle Bug Designs with the Peachy Keen Stamps Christmas Greeting Words to make this super sweet Christmas card.
 
 
I think this Bumble Bear is adorable all decked out in Christmas colors. And I like that he is decorating his Christmas tree as this is probably my favorite Christmas tradition each year. I just changed out the heart the bear was carrying for a bulb and used Totally Natural Trendy Twine to attach it.
 
 
For the card base, I found this A2 Tabbed Card with Scalloped Sleeve by Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette store.
 
I hope you have enjoyed my card and are ready to get your Christmas cards going for this season. It will be here quicker than you think!
 
Supplies Used:
KaDoodle Bug Designs -
 
Peachy Keen -
 
Trendy Twine -
 
Silhouette Store -
A2 Tabbed Card with Scalloped Sleeve by Lori Whitlock
 
Teresa Collins -
Christmas Cottage
 
Hollo's Paper Warehouse (Local Store)
Cardstock for Card Base
 
Other Cardstock:
Papertrey Ink and American Crafts
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us in the hop. You will not be disappointed!
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: #141 Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge: #268 Christmas
Divas by Design: Christmas in July
Crafting by Design: Use a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create: #80 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: July Anything Goes
Curtain Call: Anything Goes

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer w/ Craftin' Desert Divas

Craftin' Desert Divas Summer Linky Party
 
 
It is mid-post time over at Craftin' Desert Divas!
 
 
Link up all of your favorite Summertime creations for a chance to win four fantastic prizes including a set of stamps from Craftin' Desert Divas and a 6 pack mini set of twine from Trendy Twine.
 
Supplies Used for my Card:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Summer Lovin'
Trendy Twine: Peppermint Stick and Blue Berry
KaDoodle Bug Designs: Nautical Boy
Prima: Botantical
My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found Blush
Papertrey Ink: Vintage Cream
Darice Brand Embossing Folder
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Blessings, 
                     
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Stuck on U Sketches: Going Somewhere (7/24)
613 Avenue Create: #80 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: July Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #140 Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: #14 Water, Water Everywhere
Allsorts Challenge: #267 Splish, Splash, Splosh
Crafty Calendar Challenge: July - Summertime Fun

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wishing You Joy!

(If you are looking for my Trendy Twine Design Team Announcement and your chance to win a bit of Trendy Twine, see my post here.)

Have you seen the current Simply Create Too Challenge? If not, you have one more week to enter!

Theme: Christmas in July
 
Who wouldn't want to get this little cutie as a Christmas greeting!

 
But I'm not sure my cute reindeer is liking all the July heat and humidity. He is a bit warm in his scarf! r
Regardless of his current circumstances though, he hopes to wish you some joy!

I hope you are encouraged to break out your Christmas papers and start working on those cards. For me, I hope this is not just another year of good intentions. I hope to get my list of cards made!!!

Supplies Used:
Treasure Box Designs: Bobble Buddies Reindeer
My Mind's Eye: Merry Little Christmas 6x6 pad
Jaded Blossom: Christmas Wishes
Cardstock: Misc Brands

I had actually pieced together three of these reindeer last December. I posted my first card using one of them last December, here. Then one has been used on my card today. The last one has been put on a tag. I'm not sure when I will share that tag with you. Maybe later this month!

Thanks for dropping in. I invite you to check out my FB page as well to make it easy to keep up with all my latest projects - M Miranda Creations

Blessings, 
                    
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #43 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #79 Anything Goes w. opt. Create Your Own Challenge
Crafting by Designs: July Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #140 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #103 Holiday
Sister Act: #65 Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Trendy Snowman

(If you are looking for my Trendy Twine Design Team Announcement and your chance to win a bit of Trendy Twine, see my post here. )

How about a bit of Christmas in July!
 
I have this sweet Peachy Keen snowman all dressed up in a bit of Bubblegum Taffy Trendy Twine.
 
 
This would be a very simple card to make in bulk to send out to all your friends and family this Christmas season!
 

 
Supplies Used:
Trendy Twine: Bubblegum Taffy
Peachy Keen Stamps: Winter Face Assortment (PK-520)
Copic Markers: Copper, Cadmium Orange, and the Blender
Memento Ink: Black
Jaded Blossom: Christmas Wishes
 
(This post is an excerpt from my Trendy Twine Design Team Announcement post from yesterday. I am posting it here to allow me to enter this into a few challenges. Please see yesterday's post for all the projects I made for Trendy Twine and for your chance to win some twine as well.)
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog. If you would like to keep up with my projects, you can check me out on my FB page, M Miranda Creations.
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #43 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: July Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #140 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #103 Holiday
Simply Create Too: #65 Christmas in July
The Squirrel and the Fox: #73 Christmas in July