Friday, March 24, 2017

Upcycled Happy Holidays Card

The Christmas card I have for today upcycles a Christmas card from our Uncle and Aunt. The border is a Spellbinders die cut out of Making Memories green paper. The image is a Stampin Up stamp with red ink. The green cardstock behind it is also by Stampin Up.


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Best Dream Ever Cards

The ATC theme for last month was dream and I dream of the beach. The umbrella stamp is from my stash. After I stamped it in black, I colored it in with a Creative Memories pen (gold) and *** (aqua). I stamped the word "Dream" (Fiskars) in black and wrote the words "Best" and "Ever" with the same pens. 

The vellum sentiment on three of the cards is by Quick Quotes. The bubbles stamps on three of them are by Deep Red Stamps.

The real seashell on this card is from Florida but the die cut is from my stash.


The sand castle is by Lawn Fawn and tthe silver dollar sticker is by Mrs. Grossman's.




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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Birthday cards

I made these ATC's for the monthly swap I do at Scrapbook.com. I inked a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop with a different mix of distress inks. When I was done inking, I sprayed the stencil with water and placed white cardstock on top of it to create a reverse pattern. 

The border punches are by EK Success and the pennant dies by Lawn Fawn. The letter stamps inside the pennants are by Oriental Trading Co with pink SU ink. The balloon brads are by Eyelet Outlet, party hat eyelets may be by them too and the present brad is by Around the Block. The words "Birthday Girl" are stamps from two different Lawn Fawn stamp sets and the sentiment on the second card is by Fiskars. Both are stamped with Hero Arts black ink.




Monday, March 20, 2017

Manly Monday Birthdays are the Best

My card today has more going on with it then my normal guy card. I stamped the background with a SU Canvas stamp with charcoal ink by Hero Arts. The sentiment is also by SU and stamped with Memento black ink. The boat is a Tim Holtz stamp stamped with Hero Arts black ink.

The blue patterned paper on the left is by Basic Grey with navy cardstock behind it. The edges of the boat have been inked with blue Ranger's distress ink and added to a Spellbinders die. I cut the edges off the die so the scallops looked like waves. 


Quick question-Do you ever use the 7 button on your microwave? 
Just wondering.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Together Forever from this Day Forward

Today I have another ring card for you. You can see the first one I posted HERE. The diamond is a Sweet Stamp Shop stamp however they no longer sell it. I think that you could use THIS one by Ellen Hutson or THIS die set or Lawn Fawn has a new wedding set. 

The actual ring is platinum heat embossed white cardstock that I did a Jennifer McGuire trick by taking the Versa Mark ink pad and patting it onto white cardstock in a large enough area to fit my circle punches. I punched a small circle first and then a larger circle just outside the small circle to make a ring. I used punches by Creative Memories and EK Success.  

The background of the card was also heat embossed in platinum. The background stamp is by Hero Arts and the watercolor paper is by Ranger. Then I watercolored the background with Black Soot distress ink and water. I cut the embossed piece down and matted it with black cardstock by Recollections. The die cut the ring is on is by Spellbinders. The sentiment is a rub on by Kaisercrafts that I put on vellum by The Paper Studio.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Triple Stamped Birthday Card

I made the background of this card at a Stampin Up party a while back and finally finished it with a white label is by Martha Stewart with a sentiment by Stamping Scrapping. The label behind is by Spellbinders with pink brads by Making Memories.


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spread Sunshine Cards

I have to say that distress inks are my favorite thing to create with. I inked these backgrounds with different shades of blue before going in with the yellow and the orange for the stencil sun rays. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp that I curved on the acrylic block before stamping it with black ink. I've had to use Memento tuxedo black ink lately because my favorite black ink by Hero Arts is drying up. I wonder if it is because I'm in the basement where it is cold. Or it could be that I just use it all the time. Anyway, the flowers, buttons, eyelets, rhinestones and brads have different manufacturers. There's even an upcycled hair thingy in there.








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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

5th Birthday Layout

Today I have a layout from one of the graduation books I did last year. I really liked the circles but looking at it now I think it all may be too busy. Oh well what's done is done. 

I cut the circles out with my Cricut and the George cartridge and then dry embossed them with embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Darice. The birthday cake stamp is an old one by Stampin Up. I colored in the flames with Clearsnap Smooches ink. The letter stickers are by Making Memories.




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Monday, March 13, 2017

Manly Monday Triple Beer

My card today uses beer eyelets by Eyelet Outlet and a sentiment die cut by Lawn Fawn. The die cuts I bought off of EBay so there's no manufacturer. I did ink the inside of the middle dies with distress ink. The green cardstock is by Recollections and that's all I know. I like the way it turned so that's all that matters.



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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Wish Big Birthday Card

I have a female birthday card today. The background has been stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with copper embossing powder by Ranger. The image was heat embossed with white embossing powder and then colored in with distress markers. Then I die cut it out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. 

The sentiments are by Paper Smooches with brown Stampin Up ink. The patterned paper at the bottom is by Making Memories and a Spellbinders border die. The ribbon is by My Mind's Eye.



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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Blue Thx Card

This pretty card came together with a frame for the cross that was cut out using the Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge. The cross stamp is by Stampabilities with Stampin Up blue ink. The polka dot paper is by Making Memories and the blue cardstock is by Bazzill, which has been punched with a border by EK Success. The blue ribbon is from Michaels. The sentiment is an American Crafts stamp that I punched out with a circle punch and layered it onto a larger blue circle. Then I adhered those layers on top of a very large blue circle brad.


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Friday, March 10, 2017

St. Patrick's Day cards

I have a few different St Patrick's Day ATC's using mostly products that I don't know the manufacturer. So I'm going to leave it at that and let you look without all my jabber.






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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Christmas Bell Card

Today I have a Christmas card. The gold background is a mat for an old photo with Craft Smith tree paper on top. The bell itself is one I didn't stamp or color. I received it from someone. The star like die cut behind it is by Spellbinders and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. 



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Corrugated Flower Cards

I made these cards for a swap with the theme to use something corrugated. They turned out kind of cool. 



I'm adding this card because it uses the same flower stamp just a little bit different color. I made the purple background using Strathmore watercolor cardstock and Peerless Watercolors. The colors I used were; mauve, heliotrope and amethyst, I then die cut the center with a Spellbinders die Label 4. The flower stamp and die are the same as above. The sentiment stamp is by Forever in Time that I stamped with Ranger purple ink. The dragonfly is a brad from my stash.


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Deep Red Stamps Summer

Another card to share for the Kindness Campaign card Drive

This one uses a Deep Red Stamp called

I stamped it onto Strathmore watercolor cardstock with Hero Arts black ink and colored it in with distress inks and a water pen all by Ranger. The background paper is by Bazzill, ribbon by May Arts, green cardstock by Stampin Up and the sentiment sticker is by Current.


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Baby Brother Layout

Today I have layout for you and this one is from my nephew's book. The top patterned paper is by Stampin Up. The word paper is a scrap from a friend and he bottom paper is by Coredinations. It had a really cool frosted look on the front but the back of the paper matched what I was doing better. 

The tag is a Cricut cut with the cartridge Don Juan and the tabs are size 1.5 by Art Philosophy. The cardstock for those cuts is by Recollections. On the tag I stamped a Hero Arts background stamp with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with white MyStamp Box embossing powder. I inked the tag with distress ink before setting a blue eyelet in the hole. After it dried I adhered felt numbers on it. The baby bingo is a Lindsay's Stamp Stuff digital stamp. The word brother is a Doodlebug thingy. The baby bottle sticker is by Frances Meyer.



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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sending Hugs

I have another Kindness card to share with you. The butterfly die cut is by Making Memories, patterned paper by Fancy Pants, ribbon by American Crafts, label die cut by Sizzix with sentiment by Lawn Fawn in black Hero Arts ink. Brad is unknown. The border on the right is a TPC Studio stamp that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I combined Faber Casell Gelatos with a glimmer white paint and painted it on with a sponge wedge. It turned out pretty.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kindness Campaign Card Drive Card #2

I made this card for a Kindness Campaign card drive. Check it out and consider donating some cards for a good cause.

I used Cosmo Cricket patterned paper for the background. I stamped the mosaic Stampin Up stamp in Ranger purple and punched out with matching punch. I put a bunch of them in a circle die cut (Cricut) and then cut that circle in half. The sentiment is Fiskars stamp that I heat embossed in white. Then I inked the white cardstock and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls and water. After it dried and I cut it into a circle (maybe with Creative Memories cutting system?), I added it to the inside of the half circle. with a flower rhinestone in the center,



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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Deep Red Stamps ATC's

For the first card I used Retro Umbrella Girl. I stamped her in black and cut her out. The green cardstock is dry embossed with a border folder. The circle is a Heidi Swapp freebie download. I inked the edges with whatever mixture was left on my table at the time.


This one below I stamped the Vintage Swirls background stamp with Old Paper distress ink and brushed on some gold Perfect Pearls. I stamped the Movie Clapper in black and added a rub-on inside of it. I stamped the film piece from the Vintage photo Frame set on the left side twice. The sticker is by Cloud 9.


I stamped the frame from the Vintage Photo Frame set in a sage ink. I colored in the Vintage Delivery Truck with distress markers before stamping it inside of the frame. The side design with wheels and cogs is washi tape. The words at the top are Creative Imaginations stickers that I colored in with distress markers and the 4 is a rub on by The Paper Studio.


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Monday, February 27, 2017

Manly Monday Deer Birthday

Here for Manly Monday is another redo. I had lots of Father's Day cards that didn't fit their personalities but would match others for a birthday card. I changed the sentiment on the inside and outside by adding the brown/kraft color cardstock to both places. The outside sentiment is by Forever in Time (Dollar store find) and the other is by Hero Arts.



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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lawn Fawn Owls

These cute little owl stamps are by Lawn Fawn. I stamped them with brown Stampin Up ink and colored them in with SU colored pencils. I borrowed a branch stamp by Newton's Nook for the owl to sit on. After I colored the two images in, I stamped masks for each with Inkadinkado masking paper. Love that stuff. I covered the stamps with the masks and inked the area around the images with blue distress ink using an ink blending tool. I removed the masks and let them dry for a while before the next steps.

I used a different Lawn Fawn stamp set for the grass. I stamped it with two different shades of greens to make the grass look fuller and longer. I stamped part of the tree background stamp by Hero Arts with the same brown ink as the others to the side. I wasn't sure where I was going with these cards, which explains the tree stamp thickness and location. I finished the cards with one of two sentiments by Clearly Besotted.

I think they turned out cute. I have a ton of owls left over so you may be seeing them again soon in a different environment. 




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