Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!

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our Holiday Expressions
New Product Blog Hop!

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Today, 25 consultant artists are sharing artwork
they've created using all-new products from our 
NEW Holiday Expressions Catalog!

Today, I'm sharing SIX
Harry Potter-themed cards I designed
using paper and embellishments
left-over after I created just the scrapbook 
pages using the Jeepers Creepers
Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit 
(Item #G1110):
Start by cutting all of the layout pieces ONLY shown in the Jeepers Creepers WYW instruction guide (do NOT cut the darker-shaded card pieces labeled 4, 5, and 6!!). Then, using the scraps that are left over, you should have enough paper to cut pieces to create TWO of each card design shown here. The key is to cut each of the papers one sheet at a time (starting with Card #1 first, then Card #2, and so on). ALWAYS cut the smaller measurement first (that's how I got it to work out). Also, when you're cutting the smaller measurements first, make sure you are paying attention to which way the stripes and zig zags are going! If you keep the stripes pointing the same directions as my card samples show, you should have just enough paper. Make sure you cut the second (duplicate piece for each card) right away from the same strip you cut the first one, before moving on to cutting the next pieces.

In addition to 12 standard-size card bases and envelopes (item #X254), you will also need one sheet of Black 12x12 cardstock and some clear Sparkles ((item #Z3274). You will also need some very minimal scraps of Black, Lemon, and Tangerine cardstocks to make your Cricut Artistry cuts. The only stamped and colored-in image is the sorting hat on Card #2, so unlike most of the creations I share on my blog, these cards require very minimal stamping!

Leave your email address in the comments below (or email me!) if you want to request that I send you a copy of the full instructions (an MSword document). This file will also include a page that you will print two of (in black and white) on White Daisy cardstock to create your sentiments for each card. Enjoy!!

CARD #1 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 3” x 2.75” tall
Pansy CS – 3.25” x 3”
Eyeballs B&T – 1.5” x 5.5”
Lagoon stripe B&T – 2.75” x 5.5”
5.5” of black stripe washi tape
Cut lightbulb using Cricut Artistry (p. 33)
1.5 “ on Canary and Tangerine cardstocks.
Mount lightbulb with 3-D foam tape.

CARD #2 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 2.75” x  3.75” tall
Pansy CS – 3” x 4”
Lightning Bolt B&T – 4” x 5.25”
Black cardstock – 4.25” x 5.5”
Stamp sorting hat from “Purr-fect Halloween” set (S1608)
with Black Memento ink on White Daisy CS scrap.
Color with Warm Grey 4, Warm Grey 7, and 
Colorless Blender 0 markers, and cut it out.
Mount sorting hat with 3-D foam tape.

CARD #3 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 1.5” x 3” wide
Black CS – 1.75” x 3.25”
Lightning Bolt B&T – 1.5” x 5.5”
Tangerine stripe B&T – 2.75” x 5.5”
Polka Dot Zip Strip – 5.5
(adhere and layer on top of the stripe B&T)
Cut the glasses using Cricut Artistry (p.22)
1" on Black cardstock, adhere w/ fine glue pen.

CARD #4 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 1.5” x 2.25” wide
Black CS – 1.75” x 2.5”
Zig Zag B&T – 4” x 5.25”
Lagoon stripe B&T – 2.25” x 3” and .75” x 3”
Cloud & Moon Zip Strip – 3” cut from left side.

CARD #5 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 2.5” x 3” tall
Black CS – 2.75” x 3.25”
Tangerine stripe B&T – 1.5” x 4.25”
Lagoon stripe B&T – 3” x 4.25”
Pansy CS - .75” x 3” (wrapped with stripe washi tape)
4.25” of willow washi tape
Tangerine CS heart cut w/ smallest of Hearts thin cuts.

CARD #6 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 1.5” x 3”
Black CS – 1.75” x 3.25”
Sentiment outlined w/ fine black pen (hand-drawn)
Zig Zag B&T – 4” x 5.25”
Tangerine stripe B&T - .75” x 3.5”
Tangerine CS heart cut w/smallest of Hearts thin cuts.

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Alyson Mayo said...

I'm not a Harry Potter fan but these cards are terrific - so well thought out and the phrases are obviously taken from the books and movies. Great way to showcase the papers and products related to this line. said...

Great cards!!

Darlys said...

Love your cards and wondering where you got the sentiments. computer printed? Stamp set?

Jen Rubio said...

THANK YOU ladies! Darlys, I found some of my favorite Harry Potter quotes/images on Pinterest, copied and pasted them into a word document, then printed them on white daisy cardstock to use on my cards. I've just now added/included more information about that in my blog post. If you send me your email address I am happy to share that file with you (and with anyone who is interested) so you can print these sentiments to make these cards for yourself! Enjoy! :)

Lauren said...

These are great for the inner geek in me! I especially love the one with the glasses.

Unknown said...

So clever of you to use these papers with Harry Potter references. Very fun and well done!

Michelle Stewart said...

Great collectionl

Coelle said...

Just love your creations...and Alyson is correct in how perfect Harry Potter goes with Jeepers Creepers paper!!! You are so generous to share not only directions in making the cards, but also the document of quotes. Awesome project!

Betsy said...

LOVE these cards! Please send me the instructions as I have a whole family of Harry Potter fans that need these cards! Love your work, always check your blog first! Betsy Fusco

Cat Nowak said...

So love these cards! They are just so fun!!!

Brenda Lapp said...

Fantastic set of cards! And it shows how far you can stretch a WYW.

Unknown said...

These cards are awesome! Your work is always great. I would love the word document. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend.

Betty said...

Hi Jen, Love your cards, and would love the word file.

Thank you!

Betty Stephens

Tonya J. Sheridan said...

Fantastic Jen!! My son loves your cards. Would it be possible to share the word/sentiment file
With me? Thanks so much!!