Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wishing You, A Get Well Card

The wishing you stamp is by Mama Elephant with Hero Arts black ink onto a scrap of red-ish cardstock
The strip of pink paper in the background has been stamped with a Fiskars border stamp with Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink
Die-cut behind is an oldie by K and Co.


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Saturday, February 15, 2020

For you Deep Red stamps Heart Card

I used stamps by deep Red stamps
Heart with roses
Heat embossed in red
Mesh Lacey borders
Stamped the mesh in a lighter red by Stampin Up and the lace border with Simon Says Stamp red ink which is dark red.
The sentiment is made up of letter stickers by Stickibilities and Glitz



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Here are some other cards using the same stamp. My dates are off but the link is there.
January 2014
January 2019
February 2019

Borders
Mesh border
More borders

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Anniversary Heart Card

This is a beautiful heart stamp that was tucked away in my friend’s stash. What a treat it was to find it.
I colored the rubber with different colors of distress markers and then huffed on the stamp.
I was able to stamp it twice by huffing on it after the first stamp and stamping it again.

 The first time was vibrant, like what you see here. The second-generation stamped image was lighter and just as pretty. The second one hasn't been made into a card yet. 
The polka dot patterned paper is by Jillibean Soup
The background cardstock is from my stash. I have lots of scraps that I'm trying to use.

Scraps, ribbon and eyelets/brads are on my use it or lose it list for 2020.



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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

5 Valentine Cards

Last year a friend and I made a bunch of twisted easel cards for the seniors at my mom's assisted living center. The twisted easel part was wasted for they didn't know what to do with it. 
From that project, I have leftover easel cards and the 4x4 card fronts.
Since they were in a basket waiting to be used I finished a few and redid a few by taking apart the easel to make the card fronts into cards that I will be able to use. 
I included the original photo of the card below the redo.

This first card was a leftover square that never made it onto an easel card.
Patterned paper by DCWV and K and Co.
Die cuts by Spellbinders, which has eyelets at each end and the sentiment stamp by TPC Studio 
Circle die cut by Elle’s Studio 
Black ribbon on the left and then layers of cardstock
The card’s base is having a hard time supporting the weight


The next card is a strange combo of colors. 
Heart stamp with rose design in the the center is by Stamp N Plus
The patterned paper is by Studio Calico
The heart die cut from eBay
I used a yellow heart eyelet in the center



This next three cards were easy to redo once I removed the 4x4 square off of the easel card, I backed them onto a card base with something new behind it.
This one, I layered a pink cardstock that was dry embossed with hearts.


This one, red cardstock underneath. 


And lastly, once this 4x4 card front was ready for redo, I positioned a tape with a lace design down the center of an off white card base and taped the square on top. 
It’s a great anniversary card.



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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

XOXO Cricut card


This Cricut card is super cute. I remember cutting it out but I didn’t put it together. Freebies are limited time offers. When I found the bag with the pieces, I was pleased to find all of the o’s that go inside of the O’s.
I had intentions of making another card to use the left over x’s but instead I had a bunch of red paper X’s and hearts scattered all over my floor. They vacuumed up nicely. ;)
The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.



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Here are a few other Cricut Valentine cards.
Cricut Heart card
Cricut Love Struck Card

Monday, February 10, 2020

Manly Monday Dapper Dan Card

The stamp is by MyStamp Box
I used coloring pencils by Faber Castell
The sentiment is a Glitz sticker
The die-cuts are by Spellbinders
The ribbon is from my stash.
This is a smaller card base that I also found in my stash.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Dove Heart with Border Card


The die- cut is from eBay
Border punch by Fiskar
The bow is elastic and from a birthday present
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a view



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Here's a post using the same heart
Love birds

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Heart Card

I used a stamp by  Deep Red stamps heart stamp
I colored it in with Copic markers
The background paper is by Bazzill 
The other patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View
The organza ribbon is from my stash 


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Monday, February 3, 2020

Manly Monday Tesa Tape Inc

Tesa Tape Inc supplies tape to my husband's Science Olympiad group and he needed a thank you card for their donation.
I took some of their tapes and wrapped pieces of them around white cardboard.
I used a Stampin Up sentiment stamp on a Spellbinders die-cut and set with eyelets.
That piece went on a large card base.



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Friday, January 31, 2020

Thinking of you MyStamp Box flower Card

I used a flower stamp by MyStamp Box
I colored them in with Copic markers
The sentiment is by Cricut with black brads for the dots of the I's that were too small to keep together.
The background is white and black cardstock
The die-cuts are by K and Co.




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Here are some other cars using the same stamp.
Funky Flower stamp set

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Simple Christmas tree stamp 2 ways

This is a simple tree stamp from an old Stampin Up set. They were both colored with Copic markers and put together with whatever I found laying around.

This one I added a Cricut die cut behind it and a star on top. I sprayed the cardstock with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists, Sunflower sparkle.





For this one, I used a scrap of patterned paper and two borders punched out of green Stampin Up cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a sentiment by Hero Arts on white cardstock and a star on top. When I colored the image I added a shadow to the left with a bunch of colors on the table.



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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Embossing paste Love card

I used embossing paste mixed some red Perfect Pearls 
The love stencil is from the dollar store.
Patterned paper by SU
The red background paper is dry embossed with a Gina Marie stencil and inked with distress ink




Monday, January 27, 2020

Manly Monday Tools on Peg board

My husband used the silent setter to punch the holes in kraft cardstock from Oriental Trading Co
I inked the edges with distress ink.
 Stamps by The Papertrey Ink
Silver cardstock by Creative Memories
Inks by Stampin Up
Brads by Creative Imaginations
Background paper by Close to my Heart and dry embossing with a Darice folder on cards 1 and 3 
Patterned paper by The Paper Studio for card 2
Blue tools on cards 1 and 3 are by Jolee's EK Success.
It was a great feeling to throw the completely used sticker sheet and bag away.





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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Blast from the past Happy birthday card

My infrequent posting cards is because I am making scrapbook layouts in order to finish the many projects that loom around my craft room.

I've been looking around my blog to find scrapbook layouts for inspiration as well as some organizational clean up of my posts from the past. In doing so, I came across this card that has so much more to it than someone would know.

I would have used the by CM Cutting System for the bigger circle cut out.
I stamped the circle stamp kind of close to even to the die-cut and then inked with distress ink.
The smaller circle stamp is by Unity Stamp Co. I wonder how many times I stamped it and tried to punch it out in order to have even edges. (My hands didn't shake as bad back then.)

But... here are the things that I'm noticing:
One circle is white cardstock and the other is off white. No way in a card today!
The Unity Stamp circle is not inked.
The inks of the 2 circles are two different shades of brown.
The sentiment paper is not straight at all.
At all. Oh my. What is up with that?



It makes me think of how much time is put into each card. It's a ridiculous amount of time and I think that's why I'm not able to post every day like I always have. It's silly to post the same card with a small difference on multiple days. Post them all at once.

  In fact, people used to ask me why I didn't make more than one of each and my reply was I would get bored doing the same card multiple times. True and I didn't want to send the same card to everybody. It's not as though they would find out and so what if they did but that mattered to me.
I also have to recall that in years past, I made the one card for a challenge or for using sketch or a design team deadline. Oh, Design teams...I'm so glad I got passed the need to feel worthy or that my cards were good if I was on a design team.
After all of that gibberish the point,

I'm doing more assembly line cards because the today Me thinks, Hey-I have the things out to make this card so why not make 2 or 3 of them.

Tomorrow I have a set of Manly Monday cards that I love and are a good example of the assembly line.

Idt if I would let that crocked sentiment pass quality control in a card today.
But maybe it was a moment of quick slap a sentiment on it and get it in the mail before it's late.


Thank you for looking at my card and letting me talk about it.
The card is from 9-21-2011
Here are 2 cards using the same stamp

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Upcycled Circle Christmas card

The sentiment is large. I cut it out with a CM circle cutting system. 
The background paper is by Martha Stewart. 
I dry embossed it with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and inked it with distress ink. It's hard to tell. 
The felt ribbon is from Oriental Trading Co. It is one of my favorite ribbons. It has four different Christmas colors. I usually hoard it but I needed something for this card to make me like it.
The red star is a Quickutz die and the silver star is like a sequin. It wouldn't stay glued down so I but a tiny brad inside.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Breast Cancer Card Hope

My card today was made with pieces from different projects. I know the stamped background is from my sister's baby shower invitations and my niece is 3.
The purple paper is from a teaching project at the Senior Center and I stopped that about 3 years ago.
I'm not one to throw things away.
The ribbon stamp is by Stampibilities/Hobby Lobby
The background stamp is by Stampin Up with Umbrella ink exclusively through Scrapbook. com
The purple cardstock is by Recollections and was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.
The sentiment sticker is from Current and I inked the edges of that white paper.


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Breast Cancer cards

Friday, January 17, 2020

Wooden Anniversary card

This was playing around with things that were already on the countertop. I don't love this card but it's still a nice anniversary card to send.
The corner punches are by Marvy. 
The stamp in the center is by Hero Arts and I colored it in with colored pencils. 
Polka dot paper by Papertrey Ink. 
Kraft paper by Oriental Trading Co. 
The sentiment was a free download. I've had it for years.


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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kenny K You ROCK! Card

I like this cute image and how it all pulled together to make this card.
Kenny K image colored with Copic markers. 
Blue patterned paper by Die Cuts With a View
Black cardstock and white card base from my stash
The word You is a die-cut that is unknown manufacturers 
The word rock! letter stamps by Stampin Up
Stickers-cable, volume button, and distortion box by Jolee's.



Kenny K no longer sells their digital stamps. Insert sad face.
 But I still have some of their images printed.
They are in different phases of making it onto a card.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Layered Heart anniversary card

I always need anniversary cards and this one is so simple.
The patterned paper is an old line, an old Christmas line from Stampin' Up. It has turquoise trees on the back.
The black cardstock is by Recollections/ Michael's
Die-cuts by Spellbinders and eBay
The white heart in the center is made of felt. I popped it up on dimensional squares.
The inside greeting is stamped Happy Anniversary.


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Monday, January 13, 2020

Manly Monday Hello Mr. Frog

Isn't he a cutie. He is a Hampton Art stamp that I colored in with Copic markers and fussy cutout.
The frame is by K and Co.
Hello stamp was ordered from Amazon


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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Lots of Love Whale Card

The whale stamp is by Clearly Besotted. The whale was stamped with Hero Arts grey ink and then fussy cutout. The spout of water and the sentiment with HA ink Cornflower color
Sun stamp by Unity Stamp Co. Archival yellow ink and punched out with a circle punch by Marvy
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn. Sun by Unity Stamp Co.
Wave die-cuts by eBay. Papers by Creative Memories, The Paper Studio, and Echo Park.



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Here are some others using the same stamp.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Border punch Blue with flowers Thank you Card

The borders are die-cuts by Spellbinders.
Thank you stamp by Fiskars
Flower stamps by Stampin Up colored in with colored pencils.


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Friday, January 10, 2020

Triple Tree Stamp Christmas Cards

This triple tree stamp has no packaging or indication of the manufacturer but if I were to guess, I would say Cloud 9.
I colored them in with Copic markers.
Border punch by Fiskars
Patterned paper by Colorbox
Distress inks on the sides



The second card the border punch is by EK Sucess.
The present stamp is by Clear Dollar Stamps and I colored in with distress markers and then fussy cut the present out and I adhered it with foam.



Friend Patty made this one. Border punch by Martha Stewart
The patterned paper is by Stampin Up.


Made by Friend Sarah



This was the start of one. It didn't make the cut
Border punch is by Cricut and the patterned paper is by Stampin Up.



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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Square and Circle Christmas Tree Card

The wood grain patterned paper is by We R Memory Keepers. The other is an oldie from my stash. The tree stamps by Hero Arts in Close to my Heart green ink. It’s my favorite green ink and they no longer have it. Square punches are by Creative Memories. Ribbon from my stash.



Circle punches and the red patterned paper is by Creative Memories. My husband said that the circle punch needs to be replaced. He had a hard time getting it to punch out some free downloads. Funny how now it's okay to get a new punch. Men.
The bell patterned paper is by Bazzill. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts. The rest is from my stash.



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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Deep Red Stamps North Pole

My cards today use a Snowman by the Northpole by Deep Red Stamps and can be found
Deep Red Stamps on eBay
The image is colored in with powdered chalk and paint.
The patterned paper is by Making Memories
Yarn by EK Success.
Rectangle die-cuts from eBay





I've already blogged about the 1st card.
Deep Red Stamps Snowman by the Northpole
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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Peace sign birthday card

I made this card for a friend's birthday. The peace sign stamp is by Studio G and I colored it in with colored pencils. The top is made of different washi tape by Stampin Up. The bottom patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye.


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Friday, January 3, 2020

Funky Christmas Tree Stamp

My favorite craft to do is to stamp. The best day is one that ends with inky fingers. It's fun for me to see how I can get the same tree stamp to turn out so differently on each card.


Both cards, the tree stamp is by Hampton Arts and is stamped with Tsukeno black ink and colored in with Copic markers. The patterned paper by Carte Bella and inked with distress ink. Green circle die-cut from Cricut. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.


The patterned paper is unknown but it is very old.  Border punch by EK Sucess.  Sentiment stickers by SRM Stickers.


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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Forever Sweet and Kind Card

The background of this card looks plain but there's more to it. I inked the Ranger watercolor paper with the blues and purple distress inks to see if I could get them to blend together as well as those I see on YouTube. It's not a terrible job but I think I need to practice my technique of blending one color to a different color. Then I sprayed water onto the stamp


I placed the inked watercolor paper on top of the wet stamp to get the water on the background stamp to pull the distress ink color away from the design so the circle background now appears white on top of the colors.
 The design is more evident to the left side of the girl and I knew it wasn't the greatest but I couldn't throw it away. Then one day I pulled some things out and this card fell into place using the young lady from the:
Deep Red Stamps Formal Chicks

The rest of the card:
Stickers by Me and My Big Ideas (circle) and K and Co. for the words.
The die-cuts are also by K and Co.
The ampere stamp is by Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's and Hero Arts Tide Pool ink.


I used this stamp on this post:
Weekend Mini-Series

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I gave it to a new friend of mine who is so sweet and kind. After I gave it to her, I felt like I needed to explain what I was trying to say which was, I hope you always stay, sweet and kind. It was also to say...I want her to know...well...whatever happens to our new group...I want her...I hope she will stay sweet and kind and be my friend.
I'm horrible with words. SMH

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Poinsettia card

I have a lot of Christmas cards to catch up on posting.
The border bunch is by Fiskars. The patterned paper is by My Mind Eye
The circle is glue and glitter around the edges. The flower is unknown. The merry sticker is by The Paperie Girls and the Christmas sticker is by Karen Fosters.





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