Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Card Goal: Use Birthday 6x6 Paper Pad

Today's goal is to use the sentiment cards from a 6x6 pad of of paper is by Jillibean Soup.

Cupcake is a sticker.

 Die cuts by Spellbinders. Balloon stickers by Current.

Cake sticker from Stickopotomas. Brad by Making Memories.

Sticker from the dollar store. Die cuts by Spellbinders.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Card Goal: Creatively Use Pre-Made Tags

These cards use some of the Three Bugs on a Rug tags. There are 3 different collections.

Tri-Fold card. Flower brad by Making Memories. To you stamp by Paper Smooches.

Circle card flips up to write a message. Ribbon by American Crafts.

Present sticker from Jolee's. Let's Bokeh stamps by Lawn Fawn.

These circle cards from above twist to reveal the black card to sign your name. Metal tag from SU.

Last set for the day using the Three Bugs in a Rug tags.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Manly Monday Card Goal: Make Adult Beverage

I used Simon Says Stamp for the beer bottles onto metal tags from my stash.

These wine glass stamps are by Paper Smooches.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Card Goal: Use Pre-stamped images

When I get together with a group of ladies to scrapbook I will ask them to bring stamps that I don't own and then stamp a bunch of them in different colors. These cards are a product of such a situation using a birthday stamp set from SU. I didn't use any special supplies to make these.

This blue card is a tri-fold. The die cut is by Dreamweaver Stencils. Arrow stamp by Recollections.

This one is a regular size card but I used the same pile of stamps to make it.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Card Goal: Use Action Birthday stickers

Today my goal was to use these stickers that are similar to the ones referred to as "Wobblers", which I felt was a fitting name. These ones are by The Paper Company Studio (ANW Crestwood) and they call them, "Bouncy Stickers".
I found that once you unplug them from the start position you can't get them to go back. I was disappointed that a couple of them did release the spring. Hope that makes sense. Anyway,

Label die cut in center by Clearly Besotted

Journal box by Jillibean Soup.

 Happy die cut by Clearly Besotted. Birthday stamp by Stampibilities. Green ink by SU.

Scallop squares by Spellbinders. Square in center is a left over from a Cricut cut. Happy die cut by Clearly Besotted. 

Vellum square by CM. Sentiment stamp by Forever in Time. Red ink by SU.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Explanation of upcoming "Card Goals" Series

I have a series of cards to post for the next week. My aunt from out of state came for a visit and needed some more gift tag and cards to stock her up. I also need to to stock up since the only ones I had left were thank you cards to put on small gifts.
The cards are mini cards or tags and I had goals for using some supplies and that would morph into using other supplies. I often get too many things on my desk and don't know what to do with it all.

Mini card Goals:

Goal was to use up:
Jillibean Soup small sentiment cards from 6x6 paper pad. 
The Paper Studio wiggle birthday embellishments. 
Michael’s $1 bin tags. 
Name cards for what looks like a wedding seat. 

I wanted to use:
Some of the way too many Three Birds in a Row tag die cuts. 
The numerous amount of OKB tags. 
The circle tags from idk where. 
The SU stamps (cakes, presents, balloons I stamped from a friend/JDilo many years ago). 
Use brads or eyelets. 
I wanted to use buttons but that would have been a big mess to clean up. 

Then I wanted to:
Clean up the little crap on my desk. 
Try some different ways for a tag to be used. 
Have less stamp options at arms reach to prevent becoming overwhelmed. 

And try some techniques:
I wanted to heat emboss on the vellum. As well as on some of the tags. 
I heat embossed Let’s Bokeh by Lawn Fawn white on white but the tags were shiny cardstock and the circle didn’t fill in all the way. I wondered....can I stamp on top of this circle with regular ink and heat emboss with clear powder which would give it a light hint of color in the background. Yes that worked. 
I wanted to use some new border stamps to make my own background. 

So I hope you enjoy the series of mini cards. There will be some repeat tags on different posts because I used more than one goal on that card. I'm not able to type up all the processes and supplies but I still hope you will look at the pictures. If you have any questions please leave it in the comments. Thank you.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Birthday circles in teal

Start with white pre-made card base 4 x 5 ½  by Recollections and adhere a piece of turquoise cardstock crosswise and a mint green cardstock lengthwise. Adhere to the green cardstock two circle die cuts by K and Co. Stamp a circle by Unity Stamp Co, with Bermuda Bay Stampin Up ink. Circle punch the image out using a Creative Memories punch.Adhere the stamped circle in the center and two green chipboard circles on each side. Adhere a happy die cut to the center and a metal birthday underneath it.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Dressform

Start with 4 x 5 ½ white card base by Recollections and cover with embossed yellow paper by Colorbok. Stamp the Dress Form Floral Corsage stamp by Deep Red Stamps (3x504251) with black Hero Arts ink and colored it in with chalks. Mat the image onto a Project Life card and adhere to the card front. Paint a chipboard scalloped circle with pink paint (Plaid). Once dry, adhere to card front but tucked under the image. Tape the Hello sentiment die cut on top of it and add three yellow flowers with pink rhinestones (Petaloo).
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pink Coffee Card

Pink Coffee card.
Start with a pre-made card base by Recollections size 4 by 5 ½
Cover with patterned paper by Die cuts with a View.
Adhere a smaller panel of white cardstock on top. Stamp
the sentiment by Hero Arts with ink by Stampin Up onto a
pink die cut by Sizzix. Then layer it onto a bigger die cut
bigger teal die cut. Place coffee cup sticker by Forever in
Time on a slant and stamp the steam right above the lid with  brown
Stampin Up ink. White and pink cardstock by Recollections and
teal cardstock by Bo Bunny. Steam stamp by Lawn Fawn Love you
a Latte stamp set.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Make a Wish Jellyfish

Make a Wish Jellyfish card-Start with a 4 x 5 ½ white card base (Recollections) and adhere a piece of teal cardstock over it. Tape down a piece of Stampin Up speckled grey paper and a Gina Marie Designs stencil onto it. Apply white embossing paste (Dreamweaver Stencils) that has been colored with acrylic paint. Once dry trim cardstock down and adhere to the card front. On a piece of watercolor cardstock, (Strathmore) stamp jellyfish and color in with distress inks and a water pen both by Ranger. Add stickles to the bubbles. Mat the image to grey cardstock and adhere to card front. Stamp a Petite Petals stamp with Tide Pool ink by Hero Arts. Punch image out with matching punch and adhere to front. Set a sentiment brad inside the flower (Around the Block). All stamps by Stampin Up.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Thinking of You

Start by making a 4 ¼  x 5 ½ blue card base and cut a smaller piece of white
cardstock to adhere on top of the card base. Adhere a piece of diagonal stripes
patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) on top of white and a piece of aqua cardstock
(Provo Craft) lengthwise and centered on the card front. Stamp the Deep Red Stamp
Tree of Life (sku 3x4056120) onto white cardstock with Versa Mark ink and heat
emboss image with Green Juniper embossing powder by The Powder Keg.
Cut image and ink edge with Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress inks by
Ranger Industries.Adhere image and sentiment stickers (Doodlebug) to card front.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Butterfly Birthday

Start with white pre-made card base 4 x 5 ½  by Recollections and adhere to it piece of purple cardstock. The background cardstock is full of Jolee’s flower stickers.On white cardstock stamp the Deep Red Stamps Butterfly Flourish (sku 4x505621) in black Hero Arts ink and color in with chalks. Once dry iron the paper to flatten it out before adhering it to black cardstock. Adhere the image to the front of the card and add the two stickers near the bottom.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Succulent Thank you

Start by making a card base from off white cardstock by Recollections size 5 ½ x 4 ¼ . Ink edges with distress ink. Stamp Deep Red Stamps Succulent Trio stamp with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with platinum embossing powder by Ranger onto white cardstock. Watercolor images in with distress ink and water pens both by Ranger. Trim image, mat off white cardstock behind it and ink edges. Adhere to the card base along with two pieces of Crate patterned paper and sentiment by Deep Red Stamps. Can be found at

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Snowball Season

Start with white pre-made card base 4 x 5 ½  by Recollections. On white cardstock by American Crafts dry emboss snowflakes pattern (Cuttlebug). Cut in a diagonl and adhere to card front. On small piece of white cardstock stamp the mittens with Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with black enbossing powder by Stampendous. Add the snowball rub-on to the upper right of the mittens before adhering to black cardstock. Then add the word season sticker by Making Memories to the bottom right.  Die cut a rectangle with rounded edges and adhere the image to the center of it. Adhere a Doodlebug Token (483 Winter) to each side of the die cut and set them with a black brad by Creative Imaginations.Adhere die cut group to the front of the card base.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Manly Monday Reach for new Heights

Start by making a 5 ½ x 4  blue card base with Forever in Time cardstock.
Partially cover the front of the card base with a black cardstock smaller
than the card base.
Layer a smaller piece of gray cardstock on top of the black.
Die cut and emboss a square
die by Spellbinders out of blue cardstock that has a sheen.
Stamp a ledger looking stamp
(Maya Road) with blue ink (Stampin’ Up) onto white
cardstock and die cut out with a
Spellbinders rounded square die.
Die cut the arrows using Cricut Explore Air 2.
Adhere the pieces in place and add a My Mind’s Eye
Daily Dose Metal signs by Jen Wilson
(Getting Around item # Day138) on top of the other square
die cuts.
I couldn't decide on which picture so I posted both.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

You Brighten my Life

Start with 4 x 5 ½ white card base by Recollections and cover with patterned paper by Creative Memories. Add Stickles to some lines of the design in the center. Set a We R Memory Keepers large decorative eyelet into a felt flower and patterned flower (Prima) before adhering to the card front. On a matching Creative Memories label, stamp sentiment by Lawn Fawn with black Hero Arts ink before adhering to card front as shown.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Snowman by the North Pole

Winter Wishes-Start with a 4 x 5 ½ white card base (Recollections) and adhere a piece of Bo Bunny polka dot patterned paper to the right side. The embossed cardstock (Doodlebug Designs) comes white and I inked it with blue distress ink with an ink blending tool (both by Ranger). Adhere that cardstock to the left side. Paint a chipboard shape with red paint (Pebbles) and when it dries rub gold Perfect Pearls over the top using your finger. Add a sentiment and snowflake dies (Echo Park) along with a rub-on (Fancy Pants) to the front before gluing the chipboard to the card front. Stamp North Pole snowman by Deep Red Stamps (Sku 3x405554) onto Strathmore watercolor cardstock with black ink (Hero Arts). Color image in with distress inks and some white iridescent paint before inking the edges with blue distress ink. Adhere image to the chipboard.

North Pole Snowman stamp set can be found at:

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Birthdays are Good for you

I made this simple card for a basket of cards I donated to a silent auction. Brown ink by Stampin Up. Flower brads by Making Memories. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas! 2 cards today

Celebrate the season card Cindy Groh 111 10 Mile RD NW Sparta, MI 49345 (616-723-2175)
Start by making a 4 ¼  x 5 ½ red card base with cardstock by Recollections. Dry emboss (Cuttlebug) white cardstock and adhere to card front to the top and center of the card base.Die cut and emboss green cardstock (Sunborn) using the Spellbinders die and spray with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. Die cut two different ornaments using the Cricut Expression out of red patterned paper and white cardstock.Color the smaller die cut with Smooch Ink by Colorbox and adhere both on top of the green die cut. Tape a piece of cording by Darice behind ornaments and then to back of the embossed cardstock. Stamp sentiment (Hero Arts)with red ink (SU) and ink edges with Barn Door distress ink. Adhere to card front.

Start by making a 4 ¼  x 5 ½ blue card base with cardstock by Recollections and sprayed the front with Forest Green Glimmer Mist. Die cut a scalloped circle (Spellbinders) out of white cardstock (Recollections) and ink the inside with Twisted Citron distress ink after embossing and while the paper is still in the die. Die cut the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendant Lotus die out of green cardstock (Sunborn). Spray it with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist. Circle punch a 1 ½  out of Kraft cardstock (Oriental Trading Company) and a 1 ¼ out white cardstock (Recollections). Stamp the sentiment onto the smaller circle with brown ink (Stampin Up). Ink smaller circle with Evergreen Bough distress ink making the edges darker than the inside.Once everything dries adhere the pieces together and onto the card front. Stamps by Clear Dollar Stamps, LLC, Fanciful Flakes (5516). Distress ink is made by Ranger Industries.Circle punches from Creative Memories. Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, LLC.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Lawn Fawn Holiday card

Happy Holidays!
  My Lawn Fawn bunny is from Critters in the Artic. sentiment bubble in the A Birdie Told me stamp set. The sentiment is in the Let's Bokeh stamp set. Red paper is unknown, green by SU and cream colored is by CM.

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