Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Homely Thinking of You Card

Honestly, I'm not sure what I would use this card for because the house image makes me think of congrats on your new home. I hate to throw the image away since it's already colored in. The coloring isn't horrible. It's a representation of how I color with Copics now and then in 5 years, hopefully, it will be better. I need to practice more. *giggle
So with that, the image is by MyStamp Box but I can't find the set online. Patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Yellow Framed Flower Card

This is an old stamp by...Imaginations! (That's the only thing it says on the stamp)
I gave myself 10 minutes to look for it online and I think the company is no longer in business. But I did find some similar stamps by them on eBay that I link to at the end.
Anyway, the patterned papers are by Papertry Ink and the other is from a greeting card. I colored in the flower with Copic markers. The green and black cardstock are scraps. The ribbon with the knot on the side is going to require a padded envelope and extra postage but I don't mind. It wouldn't be any fun to limit yourself to only making flat cards.
Thanks so much for looking.

So, I didn't find this stamp but I found some that were like it and by the same company.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

May God Bless You Always card

I bought the bird stamp at Michael’s many years ago and after rediscovering it I thought it was time to get it on paper or get rid of the stamp. So, I stamped it onto white cardstock and colored it in with colored pencils before fussy cutting the image out. The circle and oval are hand-me-down die-cuts. I set an eyelet into the oval. The background paper is a Project Life card. Under that is a glitter cardstock by Die Cuts with a View. The sentiment is an oldie by Close to my Heart.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Burgundy Box Happy birthday Card

The square and leaves stamps are by Stampin Up with SU burgundy ink and a Colorbox tan chalk ink. The happy stamps are by...I can’t remember. I did square punch cut them with a creative memories. The birthday sentiment is a Gina Marie Die-Cuts. The scalloped Die-cuts are by Spellbinder. 
This card uses this Stampin Up stamp set used in these cards. 

Yellow card 
Square card
Thanks for looking. 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Chalk Butterfly card

I really love this card. The butterfly is by Deep Red Stamps. I colored it in with chalks by Stampin Up. I matted pink cardstock behind it and adhered it to a pre-made square card base. Then I outlined the image with Washi tape by Stampin Up. 
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Riding by with a Birthday "Hi" card

I made this card specifically for a cousin that rides her bike in races. The bike stamp is by Unity Stamp Co and the sentiment by Taylored Expressions. The bike die-cut is a Cricut cut and the hills are really old die-cuts by Die Cuts with a View. I inked them with different green inks by Ranger. I also inked the sky blue. 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stampin' Up row of presents card

The pink patterned paper is by The Paper Studio. Gingham paper by...outside cover paper says "Homespun Collection, Mixed cardstock". There is no indication of who the papers are made by.
Circles-2 pink cardstocks by Die Cuts with a View. 
The white cardstock is the back of a store-bought greeting card. The row of presents is one stamp which I stamped with light blue ink. I colored them in with Stampin' Up watercolor pencils. 
The sentiment is a vellum sticker by K and Co. The balloon is a brad by Eyelet Outlet and the ribbon is by Offray.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Manly Monday Buck Thank you Cards

So I had a friend ask to buy some thank you cards and after pulling out what I had, it was clear to me that I needed some masculine thank you cards. However, I decided not to include the sentiment on the front of the card in case I liked it for a different purpose. My friend likes to write her own message on the inside, which I do not, but it will be easy for me to stamp a sentiment inside as needed.
All of these cards are made with Deep Red Stamps with the majority from this
Season of Joy Stamp set
I think these cards are good examples of how you can use holiday stamps for something other than holidays.

In this first card, I inked my
Tree Bark Background stamp with multiple distress inks. I then sprayed with water and stamped it onto white cardstock. After it dried, I inked the edges and stamped the Tree stamp from Seasons of Joy stamp set over the background stamp on the right. 
I stamped the Buck Stamp onto white Copic friendly paper and colored it in with Copic marker. I then fussy cut the image out and went around the edges with a black marker before adhering it to the card with dimensional adhesive. Here's another place I found the Buck Stamp

Here's a picture of the background to show the tree stamp.

The second card has the same tree bark background just with different colors. I stamped the Acorns from the Seasons Of Joy set onto white cardstock and added the sentiment stamp, which is by Forever in Time.

Next card with a different buck stamp. I colored directly onto the rubber of this stamp with distress markers, huffed on it and stamped it onto white cardstock. The buck stamp is in the Seasons of Joy stamp set
I used my decorative scissors by Fiskars around the edges of the buck. These old scissors look like the edge of a postage stamp.

The same bark background is the second generation stamp from the acorn card. I like that it doesn't take away from the buck. Sentiment stamp by Forever in Time.

I did the same thing with coloring of the Deep Red Stamps Buck stamp with markers, huffed, stamped and cut it out with postage stamp scissors. I dry embossed kraft cardstock (Oriental Trading Co) with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Here is one more that isn't included in the group picture but it's so similar to the others that I felt including it here was the best option. 
I did some very quick watercoloring with Distress Inks and a paint brush. The background is same embossing folder as above but this time I lightly rubbed a Distress Oxide ink pad on top-Fired Brick. This buck stamp is not included in the Seasons of Joy set. Here is the link to that stamp.

I'm sorry this is such a long post but they are all so similar that if I stretch the cards out into one post for each card, I may get confused and possibly double post one of them.
Thanks for looking. It may be a few days until I post again but I'll be back.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

All things grow with Love.

The stamp is by The Unity Stamp Co. on a Cricut die cut. I colored in the flower with gel pens. The die-cut behind is by Lawn Fawn out of a wallpaper sample. Background paper is by Die Cuts with a View. The paper behind that was a white cardstock that I had inked with distress inks and spritzed with water. Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Older Die Cuts Birthday Cards

I wanted to use these older die cuts that I found and can’t remember the name of to prove to myself that I can make older products look good. Thanks for looking.
The patterned paper is by The Paper Studio and sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment is a recycled card and the rest of the card was created with scraps.

Sassafrass patterned paper; Dry embossing folder is unknown; Stamp by Clearly Besotted; sticker by Little Yellow Bicycle.

I set an eyelet at the end of the balloon and added embroidery floss to look like a string. The celebrate and you are die cuts.

Here they are all together.
 Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Yellow Stampin' Up Flower Birthday cards

This is one of those Stampin' Up "I had to have it" stamp sets that I...rarely use. Ugh!
In the first card, I colored in the flower with colored pencils (SU) and fussy cut it out. I layered it onto some dies I bought from eBay with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is also by SU on yellow paper. The tan colored paper isn't cardstock, it's a wallpaper sample that I dry embossed. I wrapped the jute, which is by Darice, around the back of the panel before adhering it to the card base.

In this second card, I colored the flower with Copic markers. Then I layered it on top of  5 layers of paper. The scallop squares die-cuts are by Spellbinders. Striped patterned paper is unknown but the yellow checked patterned paper is by Colorbok. The sentiment stamp is by Bo Bunny. I white heat embossed it.

Thanks so much for looking.
After looking on my blog I found this stamp used in these posts:

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July

I covered white cardstock with washi tape and die cut it out with a Papertrey Ink die-cut. Then I pieced them together to make this look. This is a refurbished card but I can’t find the original. Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

I Forgot Day- Belated birthday card

I found this website that lists silly everyday holidays. It has perked me up by guiding me to which card to post on which day.

I discovered that today is
"I Forgot Day"

And that ties in with this belated birthday card for my nephew.
The swirl pattern is an embossing folder by Darice on black cardstock. I covered the pattern with crackle paint, peeled paint. I added gold Perfect Pearls before it dried. The jute is wrapped around the two papers with the birthday stamped sentiment by Stamping Scrapping on top and bottom. The inside says, "Here's the card I should have sent".

Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Manly Monday Sailboat Party Time

I made this card using the sailboat images from a store-bought card. The red circle was too light so I heavily inked it with Simon Says Stamp red ink. The gold circle die-cut is by Spellbinders. The gold paper is by Creative Memories. The star eyelet is by Making Memories and the sailboat eyelet is by Eyelet Outlet. The blue arrow punches by Stampin' Up. The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Butterfly card On Your Special Day

I Stamped the butterfly and colored it in with Copic markers before fussy cutting the image out and adhering it to this yellow tag. I added an eyelet to the tag and adhered it to the Making Memories patterned paper. The blue paper is a recycled card and the sentiment stamp is by Bo Bunny. Black Hero Arts ink. The card base is kraft colored cardstock pre-made card from Michael's

Thanks for looking.

Here are some other cards using the same butterfly:

Saturday, June 29, 2019

National Pink Day Flower card with squares

It's National Pink Day and was my inspiration for posting this pink card with peachy accents.

 The Stampin Up flower stamped with Memento ink and colored ink with Copic markers. I cut it into a square and then cut the edges with Fiskar Corner Edgers Round scissors. It's something different and gets me to use those decorative scissors that I had to have and now rarely use them.

The square background stamps have been stamped with orange ink but I'm not sure what brand and then punched out with Creative Memories square punch. The background cardstock by Recollections.

Thanks for looking.
If you're interested in seeing other cards using those square stamps I have a few:
Background Square 1
Background Squares 2
Background Squares 3-Not my fave
Background Squares 4
Background Squares 5

Friday, June 28, 2019

A Note for You Both Card

I came upstairs with the first card and my husband didn’t like the “e” before the word "Just". So I cut it off for the final draft of this card. 

He thought the new one was okay but wasn’t that impressed by it. I added the word stamps by Stampabilities and then a 2 in the heart (Close to my Heart). The heart punches are by Creative Memories and the border punch by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Hibiscus card

I stamped the flower onto kraft cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. The sentiment stamp is an oldie by Stampin' Up. I used a Marvy corner punch and layered my image onto black cardstock and then onto the purple/pink cardstock.

 Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Out House ATC

Earring Outhouse ATC
The tag is from my stash and I stamped it with the Weathered Wall stamp by Deep Red Stamps. I used Tarnished Brass distress stain mixed with platinum Liquid Pearls. After that dried, I stamped the ATC again with the Weathered Wall stamp using Gathered Twig distress ink.

The background has been masked with small stars die cuts by Lawn Fawn. I inked the ATC with multiple distress inks (Ranger) and then sprayed it with water.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Thinking of You Pink Bird die cuts

I think these dies are by Sizzix. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye, Recollections and Project Life. The cardstock is by Coredinations and Recollections. I used distress ink and Hero Arts black ink. The stamped sentiment is by TPC Studio.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Red Star card to end Graduation card week

Red Star card: Red star is chipboard painted with red paint by Plaid. The star on top is a die by Quickutz. Yellow Bazzill cardstock punched into squares over a white piece of cardstock. You did it stamp is by Hero Arts and diploma by sticker by Stampabilities.

Thanks for taking a look at my graduation cards.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Perfect pearls Grad cards

Happy Graduation-I stamped an old SU grad stamp with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled Perfect Pearls over the black cardstock. The sentiment is a Cricut cut. Grad cap is a sticker. Chipboard is unknown and then a brad by Creative Imaginations..

I used the same stamps to get some blue color onto the patterned paper. Dry embossed the black cardstock with Darice folder and white with Cuttlebug mini folder. Embossing was brushed with Gelatos by Faber Castell.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Cream colored Graduation cards

Good Luck-Cardstock by CTMH that I stamped with an old SSU graduation stamp set. Square punches by Creative Memories out of Project Like paper. Stickers by CM, Paper Inc and EK Success.

Amazing Card- Background same as above but with black ink. The circle die cut by Cricut. The sentiment is dry embossed folder by Cuttlebug with Faber Castell blue Gelatos. Embellishments by The Paper Studio.

Go Forth and Conquer-The dry embossing is by SU embossing folder. Corner punch by Marvy. Square tan paper is by Basic Grey. Background cardstock by CTMH.Blue square punch by CM and paper is a recycled folder. Stamp by Hampton Arts with Hero Arts black ink. Blue ink by Ranger on edges of white cardstock.
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Green Graduation cards

Go Forth and Conquer Card: Patterned paper by Karen Foster. Stamp by Hampton Arts with Hero Arts black ink. Black cardstock by DCWV and border punch by Fiskars. Border sticker by  CM. Wood embellishments by Studio Calico (2012). I couldn't decide which picture was better so I'm posting both.

Green card: Stickers by Paper Inc, the silver star is an iron-on made in Taiwan and star die by Quickutz. Embossing folder by Darice. Silver cardstock by Creative Memories.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Metallic Graduation cards

Grey and Gold Card: Patterned paper by Karen Foster. Washi tape by Stampin' Up. Frame by Target (2006). Stars are iron on made in Taiwan. Grad cap by The Paper Studio. Gold brad by Creative Imaginations. Gold cardstock by Creative Memories.

Burgundy and black Congrats: Sentiment by MyStamp Box. Specialty paper by The Paper Studio. Black cardstock is dry embossed with Darice folder.

Gold card: Gold paper is unknown. Chipboard shapes by Inque Boutique (2008). I can't find the congrats stamp. Grad cap is made of fabric and is by Jolee's Boutique. Black cardstock is dry embossed with Darice folder. 

Thanks for looking.