Saturday, May 25, 2019

Embroidery floss Thank you card

My card today has a full border and a simple sentiment to balance it out. The patterned paper is by Provo Craft. I added Stickle dots to the pattern. The ribbon is by Offray. I swirled the embroidery floss into this design and glued it on top of the ribbon and paper. The white brads are placed around the floss for extra support. The chipboard flowers are by American Crafts with brads in the center of each one. The brads are by Making Memories. The sentiment is a Cricut die cut.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Recycled Scrapbook Border for Birthday cards

I used this border on a scrapbook page or maybe it was a calendar that I ended up taking apart. The border is patterned paper by EchoPark that is adhered to orangish cardstock by Sunborn. The off white cardstock bases have been sprayed with a few different colors of Glimmer Mist. The sentiments are Spellbinders die cuts. I added the K and Co butterfly sticker to the top card and rhinestones by Want 2 Scrap on the bottom card.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Coffee Birthday Cards

I inked the white cardstock with distress ink. The left edge and the right corners are cut with scalloped scissors with black cardstock underneath. The purple cardstock is by Recollections and has been dry embossed with Cuttlebug folder. The pink die cut by Cricut and paper is by Sunborn. The coffee is a sticker by Forever in Time and the smoke coming out from the top is a Lawn Fawn stamp (Love you a Latte) that was stamped and then inked. The small heart die cuts are by Lawn Fawn too. Lacy tape is from Dollar Tree.

This second card uses the same coffee sticker on a pre-made card base. The circle die cut is by Spellbinders and the sentiment by Cricut.

Here's another card using a different coffee cup sticker from the same pack.
Pink coffee cup card

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Enchanting Moments Card

Start with a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper size 4 x 5 ½ and adhere to the top 3 pennants of different lengths using My Mind’s Eye patterned paper. Die cut a brown cardstock butterfly with Cricut. Stamp the Floral Mosaic background stamp (Deep Red Stamps #4x604417) with black Hero arts ink onto off white cardstock. Color in one of the flower shapes found in the background stamp, with gold Smooches ink by Clearsnap. Cut the flower shape out and ink edges with distress ink (Ranger). Adhere butterfly die cut as shown and arrange the stamped image in the center. Set a gold brad (Creative Imaginations) in the center. Add two K and Co premade flower die cuts, a chipboard sentiment by Prima and alphabet stickers by Making Memories for the word “Moments”. Adhere the front panel to an off-white card base (Recollections).


Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Manly Monday Reminds me of a Shirt Pattern

My Mom’s boyfriend suddenly passed away back in July 2017 and since then everyone’s life has dramatically changed. 
This patterned paper came from her stash and it so reminds me of Bob, her boyfriend. It sounds so silly to refer to him as a boyfriend since they were both in their 70’s.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Post Family Farm Layout

For this layout, I cut the title using my Cricut (Don Juan). The stamps are by Stampin Up, Sizzix and Lawn Fawn. Sticker border by Doodlebug Designs. Patterned papers are by The Paper Studio and Die Cuts with a View.

Thanks for looking. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Layering Happy Birthday card

This card has many layers to it so here we go. All of the square die cuts including the label are by Spellbinders. The sentiment stamp and its ink are by Hero Arts. The background cardstock is by Coredinations/Tim Holtz and the sheer ribbon was a scrap.

The flower, if you would call it that, is a Sizzix stamp and die combo. I stamped it with pigment ink by Colorbox, let it dry and die cut it out with the matching die. I put the flower on foam squares before adding it to the rectangle. I'm impressed with how nicely the die cut came out. Usually, my stamp/die combos take a bunch of tries to get them aligned. 

The blue frame square was made previously, that's code for a really long time ago, and I kept it because there was a chunk of this background piece that was still a good size to use on a later project. Now why I kept the negative of this square die cut will never be known but to my advantage today the colors worked out well. The watercolor paper by Ranger was covered with powdered chalk mixed with water and an iridescent white paint all of which were by Stamp N Plus, a company I worked for but is no longer in business.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at this long post for just one little card.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Secretaries Day Just for You Card

I made this tag in 2014  and if you look at this post you can see I removed the Miss You sentiment. I don't send many Miss You type cards but I liked the tag. So I offed the sentiment label and used the tag for a Secretaries Day card. It worked well because the tag has dimension and the card is square. Perfect qualities for a hand delivered card rather than one that goes through the mail.

My new sentiment is by Lawn Fawn and is on dahlia die cut by Spellbinders. The purple background cardstock is by Coordinations and was dry embossed. Then I ran an emery board over the embossing to reveal the white like core of the paper.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Few Pink Whimsy Birthday Cards

I made this card using circle stamps from a Close to my Heart stamp set and leftover Cricut die cuts. The sentiment is a stamp set I bought from eBay. The word enjoy is backed with Stampin Up patterned paper. 

This one uses more of those Cricut die cuts along with some Lawn Fawn hearts and stars. The sentiment is by Forever in Time.

This card, the white background was made with the negative of a Gina Marie stencil with embossing paste and is backed with Stampin Up patterned paper. The label die cut is by Sizzix (PP by MM). The sentiment is a stamp set I bought from eBay.

Here is the other card using this stenciled background. I still have the original mixed media project sitting in my "to be finished pile" along with another negative background to be made into a card. Someday. Right?
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Butterfly Best Wishes card

I bought this stamp off of Etsy many years ago and I found this paper with it already stamped with black ink and colored in with colored pencils. Then I fussy cut the image. The polka dot paper is a Project Life Card. The grid paper is by Elle’s Studio. The sentiment is by Stamp N Plus. I punched out a few squares and then cut them in half to make corners.

Thanks for Looking. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Manly Monday Happy 16th Birthday

I made this card for a nephew. The road border stamps and the car are by TPC Studios. The rest are by Lawn Fawn. The circle is from my stash. 

This is him 9 years ago. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Happy Holidays Wreath Card

Start with an off white pre-made card base 4 x 5 ½  by Recollections. Cover the card front with a piece of word patterned paper. Cut house patterned paper so that a whole row of houses will be on the top and bottom of the card. Adhere to card front. Adhere a piece of ribbon around the center patterned paper. Stamp the Deep Red Stamps wreath onto Strathmore watercolor cardstock and color in with Peerless watercolors. Once it dries, rub on the sentiment (EK Success)inside the center of the wreath and then adhere to card front. Patterned paper by October Afternoon.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mixed Media Background Happy birthday card

I was playing one day and made some backgrounds and then used what I had already cut out or stamped up.

This pre-made background cards base by K and Co and was sprayed with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The flower is glued onto some fun foam. Those two stamps and matching dies are from the Stampin Up set Secret Garden. Sentiment by Cricut.

Some supplies used: SU set Secret Garden and small leaves by Flower patch. Dark pink is foam and light pink flower die by Crafter's Companion. Sentiment by Cricut.

Border from Cricut. Purple label die cut by Sizzix and sentiment stamp by Stampibilities.

Things I used: The Crafters Work Shop stencil with distress ink. Dies from Stampin Up stamp set Flower Patch. The stem has been stamped first and then cut out with coordinating dies. The pink is foam. Sentiment by Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Lawn Fawn Thank Ewe card

The rectangle die cuts are by Spellbinders and the sentiment by Cricut. The stamp is by Lawn Fawn as well as the heart die cut . The image was heat embossed in silver (Hero Arts) and then I stamped the red heart in after the heat embossing. I cut the image out and adhered it to the die cuts. The patterned paper. is by K and Co-I think.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Deep Red stamps Beach Day Card

I used the Deep Red stamps Beach chair stamp.
I stamped it onto watercolor paper and colored it in with distress ink. I created a sunray by masking with a Post-it note. The background paper is by Creative Memories and the purple paper is by Sunborn. The sentiment stamp, Just for you, is by Forever in Time. The Beach Day was cut out using my Cricut from the When I was a Kid cartridge size 1 1/4. This card was made for a secretary at Paul's school for Secretaries Day.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Anniversary Cards

Thankfully, I still need anniversary cards and these two cards were so similar that I put them into one post.

Starting with the background, I sprayed Glimmer Mist onto a stencil by Heidi Swapp and then inked the edges with distress ink. The glitter paper is by Recollections, the black die cut is an oldie from Die Cuts with a View and the red heart is a Cricut die cut stamped with a Cloud 9 sentiment with red Simon Says Stamp ink. I think Cloud 9 is a company within Fiskars.

For this next card: I created this background of hearts using the negative of a Cricut cut that I inked with distress ink. The heart die cut is from eBay out of Forever in Time pink cardstock. The square die cuts look inked. The pink paper on the left is by Studio G and the sentiment stamp is by TPC Studios with Stampin Up ink.

I feel like the word sentiment Love is a darker ink than the Best Wishes sentiment. The first is by Simon Says Stamp and the second by Stampin Up. I think it’s time to replace my SU ink pads because the pads are uneven so refilling them has become pointless. I’ve had some of these ink pads for over 10 years. They’ve had a good life. Lol.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Cricut Border cards

The border die cut is by Cricut and it has been inked with distress ink. The label die is by Sizzix and the sentiment is by TPC Studios. The patterned paper is unknown.

Next card is a simpler card. The background paper is by Cosmo Cricket, butterfly border by Cricut, sentiment stamp may be by Recollections and the ink is by Ranger.

Thanks for looking

Monday, May 6, 2019

Manly Monday Sail Boats

I made these cards using sailboat images from store-bought cards.
The sentiment stamp in the first is by Stampibilities.

The sentiment stamp in the second one is by The Paper Co.

Thanks for looking
A few other sailboat cards I found:
Sailboat Stencil
Iris Folding Card

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Fin-tastic Birthday Card

My card for today was published in the Just Cards magazine in 2016. The mermaid stamp is by Inkadinkado. I heat embossed her in white and colored her in with distress inks and a water pen. Then I die cut her out with a Spellbinders die and placed a Want2Scrap rhinestone frame around her. The patterned paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle- I think. Purple cardstock is by Die Cuts with a View and the sentiment by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Recycled Shaker Christmas card

I love to recycle things and put them on my cards. The shaker element is a To and From tag that I found in my mom's belongings. The red decorative tape is from Dollar Tree. The heart dies from Cricut and Lawn Fawn.

I have another recycled Christmas card using a junk mail paper. I layered it onto cardstock and added Stickles.

I just noticed that these cards do not contain any stamping. Wow, that's a new thing for me.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Flowery Card Just for You

I stamped the flowers onto white cardstock and colored them in. The glitter paper is by Recollections and yellow cardstock by Tim Holtz.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Heartfelt wishes Card

I made this card with a die I bought from eBay. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts with pink SU ink. The card is cut where the pink cardstock ends to give it a different look. although it's not very practical because you can't stand the card up very well.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Thinking of You

Hi. I stamped the tree scene onto brown cardstock which makes it hard to see but when you have it in your hands it's not as bad as the picture. The stamp is by Deep Red Stamps called.
Nature’s Borders.
The patterned paper is by Studio Calico and My Mind's Eye. I die cut a Spellbinders square and inked the inside before stamping the Stampin' Up sentiment with Hero Arts black ink.

Thanks so much for looking.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Thankful Hearts Card

Thankful Hearts
Start by making a top folding 4 ½ x 5 ½ inch white card base. Dry emboss the card base with a Cuttlebug folder. Stamp small Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts and The Kitchen Sink shapes into the openings of the embossed design with inks by Stampin’ Up and Hero Arts. Adhere sentiment die cut by My Mind’s Eye from Penny Lane collection-Tiny Dancer “Jazz” Title (Item #PL1019) to the front.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Manly Monday Chicago 2015 Layout

PP Hot off the press and Pressed Petals.
Stamps by Lawn Fawn Riley alphabet and Stampin' Up - a very old one that I do not have the name on it.
Ink by Close to my Heart-Old but love that shade of blue.
A stands for the university that is on his shirt. It works out well because I didn't have an A in the circles. His shirt is for that team, which he is crazy about. I cut out the A and the star with my Cricut. (CGull paper and Coredinations cardstock)
The sweet title is Melissa Frances with a Spellbinders oval matted behind it and the buildings sticker is by Not So Cute Stickers.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Deep Red Stamps ATC Mixed Media Framed decoration for Paul

My husband’s birthday is today and I wanted to share what I made for him...last year. I enjoyed making it because it shows all of the different aspects that make him well, him. I used Deep Red Stamps, distress inks, alphabet journal cards by Colorbox, brads by Eyelet Outlet, Around the Block and The Paper Studio. 
All the Atc's use the Brick Wall background stamp with distress ink. I’ve done this distressed look with the brick stamp on this set of Valentine ATC’s.

This first card represents how he likes to hunt, fish and camp. Here are the Deer Stamp and a few other cards using this stamp, Buck Card and Buck card #2

Paul is a physics teacher and he wears a tie most days. The Quantum Background Stamp is perfect for this card. I used this background stamp on this Graduation card.

He likes to work in his barn on cars and drink beer with his friends. Beer and power tool are buttons. Here are the Chevelle Stamp and some other cards using the stamp Chevelle card and Chevelle Card #2

This card represents the four seasons. It is something that he cherishes about Michigan. (Brads-Orange flower for spring, sun for summer, leaf for fall and snowflake for winter). Here is the Leaves Stamp I used on this card.

With the cards all lined up in a row, I dislike the placement of the P because it doesn't line up with the other letters. Unfortunately, it was the only one left in the set.

I backed the cards with Creative Memories cardstock and some random patterned paper.

The frame for my decoration hung in my mother’s house my whole life. The irony, I never knew the man in the frame whereas I’ve known my husband more than half my life. I dabbed the frame with Colorbox pigment ink and poured Gilded Ivory embossing powder by The Powder Keg over it and heat it with my heat gun. It took a lot of coats of embossing powder to cover it. Sometimes I would let it bubble up from too much heat too see what it would look like.

Here is the finished project in the sunlight.

Thanks for looking.