Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it the beginning of a new year already! I'm astonished at how fast time goes by. And to celebrate the new year, DT member Dana Tater brings us a wonderful card using out bow tie embellishment. So now I'll let her give you all the details of the card.

Hi JnW Crafts fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing a card that I created to help celebrate the New Year. I covered a piece of black cardstock with black lace and then used the Bow Tie Template with a piece of black felt to make the bow for this card. I attached the tie to pieces of white cardstock that I layered to create a pleated shirt. I used small chipboard circles that I colored with black ink for buttons. The bow tie really helps to dress up this simple card design!

I wish you all the best for the New Year! Thanks for stopping by today!

It's also with a heavy heart that I have to announce that this will be our last blog post. We will be closing our store tomorrow. I want to give one last THANK YOU to my design team. The gals have been absolutely wonderful and have provided us with beautiful work over and over again.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Two Christmas Cards

Hi Bev here today at JnW Crafts.  I am super excited to share some fun Christmas cards using lots of trees.. in the paper, cut out of paper, one abaca fibre tree and also a wood one with some added ink to colour it.

This first card has a cute image, a punched doily and border and some fun trees. Trees in the background paper..and the  glitter tree is stencil traced and cut out using the amazing JnW Crafts Tree.

Supply List:
Papers: Robin's Nest 
 Accents: Robin's Nest dew drops
 Stencil: JnW Crafts Trees
Image: Scrapbook Stamp Society Sherri Baldy
Punch: Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions
Markers: Copics
Other: stickles


This card boasts lots of trees all so different and trimmed with mixed colours of dew drops. A film transparency, a border and some tied twine finish this one off.

Supply List:
Papers: Robin's Nest 
 Accents: JnW Crafts wood tree piece, Robin's Nest dew drops
Stencil: JnWCrafts Tree
Other: twine, Christmas film, Abaca fibre

Thanks for stopping by today… I enjoyed sharing all the fun trees with you on these two cute cards.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Peace On Earth Card

DT member Dana Tater has another amazing project lined up for us, this one a stunning dimensional Christmas card using our glass jar template. So now I'll let her give you all the details of this card in her own words.

Hi JnW Crafts fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing a card that I created with the JnW Crafts Jar Template. I had a lot of fun creating this snowy shaker card! I used the Jar Template to trace a jar shape onto a piece of patterned paper. I then cut out the jar and backed the negative image with a piece of acetate. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Swiss Dots embossing folder for use as the background of the shaker element. I placed adhesive foam around the edge of the jar shape, added some mica flakes and then sealed the jar by adding the piece of embossed cardstock to the back.

I finished the card by adding a snowy tree, glittery flowers and leaves and a stamped sentiment to the top of the shaker element. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Peace Tile

Can you believer we're only about two and a half weeks away from the big day? Reality has finally set in for me, so now I'm trying to pick up the last few gifts and get my house ready for all my family and friends.

Part of getting the house ready is the decorations, and this 12in x 12in altered tile is the perfect addition to my decorations.

I started with painting the entire tile with a light blue and white acrylic paint.

Once the paint was dry, I rub on a design adhesive strip then layer on the silver and blue glitter.

Next, I paint a JnW Crafts cross with a silver paint pen and added a few dots of Stickles, then adhere it to the tile.

To finish up the winter scene, I add on a bit of Snow-Tex and set the tile aside to dry.

To finish the tile, I added a bit of trim and the sentiment.

Nestled amongst all of my snowmen, this tile will add to wintery feel.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Wonderland Card

We're moving closer and closer to the big day, so of course that means we have another Christmas card in store, this one from DT member Bev Code.And she did an amazing job on this card! So I'll let her give you all the details in her own words.

Welcome to JnW Crafts where I am sharing a Christmas card with lots of layers and accents. This one was started by cutting out the space using nestibilities and then embossing the whole thing for texture. The background piece of paper is Robin's Nest Vellum giving it the winter feel. Using Robin's Nest Blue Glitter Chipboard I traced from JnW Crafts stencils, hand cut out the ornaments and added Robin's Nest snowflakes. I then had fun copic colouring the cute image and adding Stickles to it. Lots of layers to add colour and depth.

Supply List:
Paper: Robin's Nest Irredescent Snow Glitter Vellum
Cardstock: misc
Chipboard: Robin's Nest Blue Glitter Chipboard
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Provocraft
Dies: Nestibilities
Image: Scrapbook Stamp Society Sherri Baldy Besties
Markers: Copic
Accents: Robin's Nest Winter Snowflakes Glitter Chipboard
Pen: Signo
Other: glossy accents

Thanks for visiting today.. be sure  to visit often as we all share more inspiring projects using JnW Crafts Products.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Corset Photo Clip

I'm getting in the holiday mood, and what better to help with this than a fun Christmas project. For this photo clip, I used the JnW Crafts corset.

I painted the clip white, gave it a spritz of glimmer spray because everything needs a bitter of shimmer. then I just wrapped it a few times with some twine, added a couple of die-cut leaf sprigs, then added the sentiment.

The corset was painted with acrylic paint, then I added the ribbon binding, then lastly added a bit of Snowtex around the top. Super simple.

I can picture this sitting on my mantle with pictures of Christmas past. I can also see giving this away as a wonderful gift.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Tree Template and Embellishment Set

As we head into December and inch closer to Christmas Day, most of us are in overdrive right now working on all sorts of holiday projects. Our Christmas tree template and embellishment set can help with that process.

The embellishment can be decorated with your choice of patterned paper or any type of ink or paint.

The template can be used to make an unlimited number of Christmas trees for your projects. I can picture a quick candle ring made by cutting out and attaching several trees together. them simply add a flameless tealight candle in the center. Quick and easy table decoration.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fabulous Fall Wall Hanging

We have an awesome project from DT member Bev Code today. She took our Cupcake template and embellishment set and turned them into a very creative wall hanging. So now I'll let her give you all the details.

JnW Crafts project today is a fabulous fun fall accent. I used the cupcake template and converted it
 to an acorn... and I used both pieces for this project.

I started by using Alcohol inks on the background base. A great mix of many colours spread over the grains of wood soaked in perfectly. On the acorn template itself I changed the colours to a collection of darker colours. To make the top of the acorn more textured, I add some gesso and added more colouring. I put black ink on outer edge of the acorn and also added some Signo white gel pen to
make some line between the 2 sections of the acorn.

The lower holes were great for the large size brads while the upper hole strung with ribbon and knots tied made the hanger for the fall accent. The back of the wood was matted with dark brown cardstock, which I then doodled the acorn shape and design using the Signo white gel pen.

Sticker accents are from Paper House Fall Collection and they trimmed the accent perfectly. They added depth and texture to the finished project.

Monday, November 24, 2014

God Jul & Ett Gott Nytt Ar (Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year)

Ready for another fun Christmas card? Well wait no longer! DT member Pia Astrand has a fun card for us today. Without further ado, I'll let Pia give you all the details of this beauty.

This is a Christmas card that is 4.5in X 9 in. I´ve used the tree and ornament template. I´ve used distress inks and matted the finished "art" with white cardstock on a craft card base.

The ornament was colored with red burgundy acrylic paint and coated with red Stickles.

The sentiment is Merry Christmas and a happy new year in Swedish.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Naughty or Nice Card

All the gals are gearing up for the big day, and DT member Dana Tatar is no exception. She has brought us a super fun and colorful card today. So I'll let her give you all the details of how she created this awesome card.

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a Christmas card that I created with the JnW Crafts Dress Form Template. I had so much fun creating my Halloween Dress Form Card that I decided to make a similar version for Christmas.

I cut the dress form from four pieces of patterned paper and layered them on top of each other to create a festive dress. I added lace and ribbon between the layers of patterned paper for a feminine touch. I finished the card with a flower cluster and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by the JnW ArtFire Store to pick up this template today.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Teddy Bear Tag

We're kicking off the week with an absolutely adorable Christmas project from DT member Vicki Robertson that uses our teddy bear embellishment. And now I'll let Vicki give you all the details of her tag.

With Christmas and an imminent move just around the corner, I find myself under pressure to be ready for the holidays NOW!  My crafting supplies will be packed for transport within the next couple of weeks and I am trying my best to work ahead.

My guest spot for JnW Crafts is coming to an end also, and I wanted to use one of my favorite templates before my time is up...the teddy bear.   The teddy bear is synonymous with the holidays...soft and fuzzy wearing a stocking cap and scarf, nestled among the presents, or the topic of a Christmas storybook.  I chose to put my teddy bear on a gift tag to be used on a very special gift.

Before I made the tag, I covered the acrylic bear with PVA Glue and Flower Soft then set it aside to dry. I adhered holiday patterned paper to the tag, created some additional layers, and inked all of the edges to give the tag a vintage look.  Next, I die-cut some pine branches and hot glued them at the top of the tag along with a couple of pine cones and red ribbon.  The teddy bear, with a red bow tied around his neck, is glued on top of the tag layers along with the sentiment, "Thankful for you this holiday season!"   A little red acrylic heart embellishment is the final touch.

I am super happy with the way this tag turned out.  It has the vintage look I was going for and lots of dimension and texture.  

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JnW Crafts Acrylic Teddy Bear Template

Visit the JnW Crafts Store to see their selection of available templates.

Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ornament Template and Embellishment Set

We showd you a few projects using our ornament template and embellishment set last month, and now's your chance to purchase and have this set in your work space just in time for the holidays.

How cute would your cards or home decorations look with the cute ornament? With the template, you can make an unlimited number of ornaments and decorate them to your heart's content. So head on over to the store and get your set today.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Smile Tag

Welcome back! DT member Bev Code has an amazing fall inspired tag for us today. Brown, black, orange, gold - beautiful color combo. So now I'll her give you all the details of the tag.

I used the JnW Crafts templates to make my tag today. The larger wood template was used to trace the jar on right on the base tag. I then drew the lid marks using Staedtler black pen and then used StazOn ink to stamp on the circle accents.

The smaller glass jar template was used to trace on the Paper House Paper and hand cut out the jar on the left. The lid marks were drawn on it and the fun cute tag was cut, stamped on, doodled stitching added and tied with twine to the jar. The upper part of tag was stamped with butterfly, matted and doodle stitching to make a border accent. The Smile sentiment is stamped plus butterflies and flower and matted with scallopped edges. Add some ribbons tied through the loop and you have the cutest  tag.

Glass Jar template from JnW Crafts.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Are you ready for a seriously fun, colorful, and creative way to use our flower template? Well if you said yes, then Dana has the absolutely perfect project for you! I'll let her explain in her own words how she made this cutie of a card.

Hi! Guest Designer Dana Tatar here today sharing a Thanksgiving card. I had a blast using the JnW Crafts Flower Template with scrap paper to create the feathers for this turkey.

I used several dies to create the turkey body and legs and then layered the flower petal shapes I cut from patterned paper to form the colorful plumage.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up the Flower Template from the JnW Crafts Artfire Store.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cross Template and Embellishment Set

Since we're heading into the holiday season, I thought it was the perfect time to show off our cross template and embellishment set

How beautiful would your Christmas cards look with a beautiful textured cross as the main embellishment?

Hurry hurry hurry. Don't waste any time and head on over to store to get your set now!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Monsters

All I have to say about this card from DT member Pia Astrand is this -- a-freakin-dorable! her take on using our tooth template is super creative. I'm a huge fan of using items for things other than their original purpose, and this fits the bill perfectly. I look at it like this, the more uses I can find for a product, the more economical it is in my opinion.

Once the monsters were cut out, Pia colored them with Neocolor II crayons. All of the facial features were then hand drawn. I absolutely love the expressions on their faces.

This card would be absolutely perfect for the child (or child at heart) in your life.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thank You Card

It's the start of a new month, and now my thoughts are moving into all those wonderful colors of fall.  So let's get going, and I'll show you how I made this card.

I started with a sheet of water color paper and several colors of liquid watercolors. I simply added and layered the colors until I was happy with the result.

Next, I used a template, Distress Paint, and Distress Stain to add another layer of color.

While the paint dried, I moved on to the embellishment. I used a JnW Crafts ticket embellishment and painted it first with acrylic paint and then with a layer of Smooch ink.

Now it's time to put it all together. I simply cut the watercolor paper, adhered it the card, added a bit of ribbon, and the ticket. Lastly, I doodled a border around the edge of the card.

A perfect fall themed card.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Poltergeist Art Journal Page

 It's finally here! That most spooktacular of days, full of little monsters and all sorts of hauntings. So of course we have to share one last Halloween project. This is from DT member Pia Astrand.

She has created a super fun and colorful art journal page that used our poltergeist template.

And in true Pia style, she's added her own doodles with the handwriting, stitching on the ghosts, and with the chains that the ghosts are carrying.

For all those heading out trick-or-treating tonight, be careful out there. And don't eat too much candy :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

{Trick or Treat} Card

So very close to the spookiest of nights, so of course we have one last Halloween project to share. And I'll let DT member Bev code give you all the details of her amazing card.

Welcome to JnW Crafts today. Halloween card is perfect for this time of year and month.

Using this ornament template I drew my pumpkins onto black cardstock. I was looking for the chalkboard effect. Then using a Signo white gel pen you draw the faces. So easy but what a cute card.
Background is a ripped piece of paper stamped for texture and dimension. The webs with spiders are Cricut cut and glued on. Add some ink on paper to soften the colour, and last is the SRM side border stickers and the sentiment.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boo Candle

We're just a few days away from that spookiest of nights, so what better time to show off a fun home decor item? I used the ornament template to create the jack-o-lanterns.

To start, I used the ornament template and felt to make the jack-o-lanterns. Then i used a brown marker to give them a few highlights. Lastly, I cut out some eyes from black felt and added the letter stickers.

 Now on to the candle. I wrapped it with some burlap, then added a strip of tulle. Next, I added a felt owl.

Now I just layered the jack-o-lanterns on top of the candle,and voila, project complete.

How cute would this be as a part of a centerpiece on a table of sitting on top of a mantle?