Saturday, December 10, 2016

Noel, Reindeer and Joy Cards

Today I have three similar cards to share. The tags are all cut out with my Cricut using the Very Merry Tags cartridge. I'm going to talk about the first two cards because they are so similar and then talk about the third card below.

These tags are cut out of a green Pink Pasilee patterned paper with a Making Memories dark green cardstock. I adhered the tags together and tied a green (Offray) ribbon around the hole at the top. I took some scraps of the Recollections glitter paper and adhered it to a white card base. The larger ribbon and the die cut are unknown. People give me random things with no packaging to refer to. Sorry.

I die cut this tag out of Making Memories patterned paper on top as well as the bottom. I layered the tag on top of two Spellbinders dies. One of which was cut out of old packaging and the other out of Sunborn cardstock.

I had to set an eyelet on top before tying the ribbon around. 

The background is white cardstock that I dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and inked with the spruce distress ink.. I added Perfect Pearls to the entire background to really make it sparkle. It's hard to tell in the photos but it does sparkle.

Thanks for looking and stopping by.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Santa Rocks Card

My Christmas card today uses a Santa stamp by Holly Berry House. It was stamped, colored in and cut to shape by the person I got the stamps from. I get things from people that are getting out of it and this was one of those cases. 

The background paper is by Basic Grey. The circles are Creative Memories punches. The red one I inked with distress ink and sprayed with Perfect Pearls and water to make it shimmer. I set an Around the Block sentiment brad to the center of the circle before adhering the front panel to a Recollections pre-made card base.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Joy Card

I have another new Christmas card to share today. This one is quite busy and after making it I decided that less is more. Plus it took me far to long to create this card then others.

The background is white cardstock that I dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. I added Perfect Pearls to the entire background to really make it sparkle. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment onto white cardstock with green memento Ink.

The three rectangle die cuts in the center are Spellbinders dies that I already had cut and stored in a pocket. So I mixed and matched different colors and patterns together. Here is another great way to use those small dies that come with the Spellbinders die sets. 

The red circle in the center is a Marvy punch. The tree and ornament are unknown punches out of green Stampin Up cardstock. I adhered all the pieces as shown and then added a small iridescent star sequin type thingy to the top of the trees and the center of the ornament. You can see it best in the last photo.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sketches In Thyme Project Life

Hello. It's my turn at the Sketches in Thyme Project Life blog. It's great to get another LO in the books. For my card I used patterned paper and letter stickers by Making Memories. A border like stamp, ink and circle punch by Stampin Up. The edges are outlined with an Autumn Leaves rub on.

Here's the sketch:

Here's the full layout. Other than the card, I didn't do much but add some corners to a few boxes and labeling with Lawn Fawn stamps. I find that when I pile on a bunch of embellishments it looks too busy, in my opinion. I've seen these grown men look at their book and they are looking at the pictures and not the embellishments. 

I'm going with the plain and simple route so I don't: 
a.) Over obsess the little stuff that nobody is looking at
b.) Waste a ton of time doing letter-a.

Have a great day and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Angel Season's Greetings Card

I have another simple Christmas card to share today. The patterned papers are by Stampin Up. The center die cut is by Spellbinders. The angel is an PSX stamp that I stamped in green ink by Memento onto Forever in Tim cardstock. The sentiment is a stamp by Hero Arts with the same ink.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Manly Monday Blue Shirt

Manly Monday card today with a birthday card. I started with a white card base and adhered red cardstock to it. The blue patterned paper (Provo Craft) was cut down smaller then the base and inked with blue distress ink before adhering to the front. 

I die cut the pennants from the Cricut and layered the blue on top of the red. I took some grey ribbon and wrapped it around as shown just for something different before adhering it to the front. I stamped the shirt (Unity Stamp Co) onto Strathmore watercolor paper with Hero Arts black ink and again onto a scrap of grey patterned paper (Unknown). I colored inside the shirt with blue Peerless watercolors and the outside edges a red. 

While that was drying, I fussy cut the shirt from the grey paper on the inside which would leave a hole for the blue shirt to shine through. I did take a black marker and touch up the edges on the inside of the grey paper. I adhered all of those together and found this sentiment that was already stamped in my pile. 

Here's how I did the paper piecing.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Card Book Layout Dan 2007

I hope I haven't shown this layout before but I can't make any promises. The size is 8 1/2 x 11 and I followed the sketch at the bottom.

 White, black and red cardstock by Recollections. I inked a Tim Holtz stencil to the right upper side of the picture with the smoked distress ink. 

The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye (Santa) and The Yellow Bicycle (gold). The flourish was cut out with my Cricut and the numbers for the year are stickers.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Candy Cane Card

Christmas cards continue...I stamped the candy cane stamp (Craft Smart by Michael's) with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger red embossing powder. I die cut it out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with red distress ink. I layered the image on top of another Spellbinders die with green cardstock and then on a die of red foam. I adhered those to the scrap of Stampin Up patterned paper before adding the panel to the card base by Recollections.

The sentiment is by Hero Arts with red SU ink. It is matted onto a piece of The Paper Studio patterned paper. The holly is a punch out of SU green cardstock.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Deep Red Stamps Nativity Scene

My card today is also a Christmas card and it uses the Nativity scene stamp from Deep Red

I stamped with a rust colored pigment ink by Colorbox onto kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. I let it dry overnight before trimming it down to the size you see. I filled in the star with a Wink of Stella gold pen.  

For the rest of the card I layered some unknown mulberry paper with gold shapes on it to the top of the same kraft cardstock. The gold paper in the center is from Creative Memories, which I don't think they sell anymore. I border cut both sides of the edges with a Fiskars punch. I layered all the pieces on top of each other and added an unknown epoxy sentiment sticker to the center. 

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stampendous Glory Card

I'm hopefully back in full swing this December with some new things to share. Today I have two cards that are larger cards then what I normally make - size 6.5x5 and 5x6.5. 

The first card uses this Christmas sentiment stamp by Stampendous with Hero Arts black ink on a Sizzix scalloped oval die cut. The Cricut cut oval patterned paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle and the trees by Making Memories. In the upper right corner I placed a star sticker by Mrs. Grossman and from that sticker I inked rays with distress ink. It's subtle but still pretty.

This Christmas card use a sentiment stamp by Hero Arts with brown SU ink. Green die cut in the middle is Spellbinders out of Sunborn cardstock. The green cardstock on the left is by SU.

Here they are together.

Have a great day.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas AZ Groh's Layout

I have another Christmas layout for my Christmas cards books. The date is a laser cut from my local scrapbook store. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. The tree sticker is by Jolee's/EK Success. and the flourish at the bottom is chipboard that I painted red.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Special Day with Presents

Some more ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) with a birthday theme. Quickly going through them; the background is a stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) and distress ink (Ranger), left card sentiment (Stamp N Plus) with die cuts (Spellbinders) and the right sentiment (Stampin Up) with punch to match and I punched some foam to go underneath the stamp; border punches (Martha Stewart) with eyelets through them (Doodlebug Designs), presents are die cuts (Studio 112) and teal die cuts (Making Memories).

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Santa Christmas Layout

I have a layout to share today. I Cricut cut out two red circles. I stamped the Santa hat and then the sentiment in it's own circle. The stamp set and red ink are by Stampin Up. I inked the edges of each circle with distress ink. The photos are each backed with patterned paper and then I adhered everything onto white cardstock. The Santa hat has liquid Pearls on the bottom and a little drop at the top. The stockings at the bottom right are stickers by Jolee's/EK Success.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Merry Christmas Wreath Card

For today's card I Cricut cut a bunch of doors with a white back and a circle with a circle cut out of the middle. I randomly stamped the circle/wreath with the same holly stamp in green and colored them in with colored pencils. I adhered the door die cuts together and then to the patterned paper (Basic Grey). I adhered the wreath to the door and set a red brad at the top. I stamped the Plaid stamp sentiment on white cardstock using red ink by SU. Then I added the panel to the front of a card base. I prefer the brad to not show through on the inside of the card for the recipient to see it.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November ATC's

These are my birthday month ATC's. I used Hero Arts stamps, Darice embossing folder, patterned paper by Making Memories, distress ink and some copper Perfect pearls for the edges.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Fall Embellishments

I think I'm going crazy with my blog lately. As I look at my draft list I feel like I've already posted these embellishments but I can't find them. Here it goes.

The first set I separated mulberry paper on the edges with water and a multi purpose tool. I inked up some off white cardstock and some orangish cardstock by Bazzill. The pumpkin sticker and leaf punch are both by Creative Memories. I stamped a small leaf onto the punched leaf and I created the word fall with Lawn Fawn stamps with brown Stampin Up ink.

In this second set, I used cardstock by Forever in Time. The corner stickers are by Creative Memories. I created the word fall with Lawn Fawn stamps with brown Stampin Up ink. The grass at the bottom is a stamp using Memento green ink.

On the last set of embellies I used more stickers by Creative Memories, punches by Marvy and McGill, stamps by Lawn Fawn, Stampin Up and TPC Studio, ink by Close to my Heart, Distress ink and Stampin Up ink and cardstock by Coredinations and Recollections.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Zoo Layouts

I made a few John Ball Zoo layouts that I want to share today. All the patterned papers are by Die Cuts with a View. I made the title for the first layout with the Cricut and the Cuttin Up cartridge. The sticker of the elephant is by Karen Foster.

I die cut the title for the second layout with the Locker Talk cartridge. There are stickers by Karen Foster, Creative Memories, MAMBI and Making Memories.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sketches in Thyme Project Life

Sorry no Manly Monday this week because it's my day at Sketches in Thyme Project Life. I followed this sketch:

I had these arrow heads from Cricut's Bits and Pieces cartridge left over from a background I made with all arrows. I layered them on top of each other as shown:

I stamped the border stamp from TPC Studio with black Hero Arts ink. The patterned paper is by Creative Memories.

The number stamps are by Lawn Fawn with Hero Arts charcoal ink. The die cuts the numbers are on are also a negative to a Cricut.

Here is the whole page. The small stamps are by Lawn Fawn and the 1971 stamp is by Stampin Up. The white arrows are from the same Cricut backkground as above and the black are from an unknown punch.

Thanks for looking.