Thursday, January 31, 2019

Blue Ombre Caring Thoughts Card

Start with a white card base size 4 x 5 ½ and cover with a piece of black cardstock. Cut a piece of blue cardstock (Bazzill) a little bit smaller and adhere to the card base. On white cardstock, stamp tear drop stamp by Kitchen Sink Stamps with the lightest blue ink in a row starting at the bottom and then a row above the first row in opposite spaces with the same light blue ink. Continue stamping in a row moving up and with darker colors of blue ink. Cut stamped piece down and mat it with black cardstock before adhering it to the front of the card. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock, mat with black and adhere to the card as shown. Distress inks by Ranger Industries.

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I wanted to share this card I made that uses the same teardrop shaped stamp that I used when taking the Online Card class: Stretch your Stamps 2. I need to take another one of those classes. They're so inspiring.

Hug for you card
This card is from 2014. It's crazy to me that that was 5 years ago.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Love Cafe Card

Today's card: Patterned paper by Imaginisce (chairs and tables and sweet love border) Stampin' Up (green heart and love die cut) and Sunborn (peach hearts at the bottom). The hearts are die cuts that I purchased off of Ebay.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Manly Monday Worldly Best Wishes

The World stamp is by Stampendous. I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. I adhered it to brown paper and then onto the white. I set a brad in the center of the sentiment. Brads by Bo Bunny and the sentiment  by Stampibilities. Patterned paper by Creative Memories.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Kraft and Purple Christmas card

The snowman and snowflake were made by a woman that made these square pieces before no longer being able to. They came with the rest of the stamps I received about 2 years ago.
Anyway. I stamped a Deep Red Stamp in the background, Used a sentiment from a recycled card. The snowflake brads are by Eyelet Outlet.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Floral Background Watercolor Card

Start by heat embossing the background image with white embossing powder onto Ranger Industries watercolor paper. Then watercolor the image in with Peerless watercolors. Cut a label using the Cricut and ink the edges with lavender distress ink. Set a brad on each side of the label. Stamp the sentiment from SCD Designs with black Hero Arts ink. Adhere the sentiment to the lower part of the card base after the images dry.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Blue Cake Birthday card

I made another simple birthday card. One of the background papers is by Creative Memories. The hearts patterned paper is unknown. Cake stamp by Stampin Up. Smooch Ink on the candles. Cricut sentiment.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Doorway Card

Faith-Start with an off white 4x5.5 card base (Recollections) and cover with Momenta patterned paper. On Strathmore watercolor cardstock stamp Deep Red Stamps brick entry way with Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with copper embossing powder (Ranger). Color in the stamped image in with distress inks and a water pen all by Ranger. Once the stamped image is dry trim down to desired. Adhere together two scraps of light brown onto the left side and the image on top of the card base. Cut out a sentiment (Unknown) and adhere to the right upper corner of the image.

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Link to Deep Red Stamps Garden Door stamp

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ready Set Snow Card

Start with a white card base size 4 x 5 ½ and cover with patterned paper by K and Co. Cut a smaller piece of with white cardstock and dry emboss with a Cuttlebug folder. Ink the sky with blue distress ink. Stamp the sentiment by Lawn Fawn with charcoal shadow ink by Hero Arts. Then adhere a snowflake die cut by Spellbinders and a silver confetti snowflake on top of that as shown. Adhere embossed panel to the card front.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Big! Elephant Card

This is one of those labor of love cards. It's also a see if I could do it and make it look like I envisioned it cards.
Results-I love the way it turned out.
Start with a 5 ½ x 4 white card base (Recollections) and adhere to it white cardstock that has been embossed with a Darice embossing folder and inked with distress ink (Ranger).

Stamp African Elephant by Deep Red Stamps with Hero Arts black ink onto Strathmore watercolor cardstock. Color in with Peerless watercolors. Stamp elephant onto patterned paper (Me and My Big Ideas) to act as a mask. Cut the pieces surrounding the elephant image. Adhere those pieces around the elephant and rip the bottom edges at the grass line.
Elephant stamp is on sale at

Before adhering the image to the card base, run vellum sentiment through a Xyron Create a Sticker (Model 150) and adhere to the left side of card. Adhere image and add letter stickers (Stickopotamus).

I know I said this above but this close up may give you a better idea of what I did. 
I cut out the paper between the legs and blended it into the stamped image by roughing up the bottom of the patterned paper and inking it with Mowed Lawn distress ink.
I traced the edges of the elephant with a black pen by Creative Memories.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Card Goal: Wrap Up and Comparisons

This ends my series of tags and mini cards. I took the next 3 photos of all the cards at night time and so I apologize that they're not the greatest. I do some comparisons below.

Below: I used the Happy die cut by Clearly Besotted.

Below: Heat embossed word happy onto vellum.

Below: All of the circle tags.

Below: Cupcakes are from the same sticker pack.
The piece of cake and cake in the lower center card are from the same sticker pack but different from the cupcakes stickers.

Below: 3 different Tri-Fold cards.

I hope you liked the Mini cards and tags series from the last week.
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Card Goal: Clean Up the Desk

I found that these things made it onto my desk and I didn't want to refile them.
The cupcake stickers and left over sentiment.

Happy die cuts.

Rectangle metal tag.

Cake sticker. Chipboard tag.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Card Goal: Present Sticker

I used a present sticker by Jolee's/EK Success for the top bunch of cards and then have some similar cards that I wrapped into this section.

Stamp set by SU.

Happy stamp heat embossed silver. Stamp by Fiskars. Patterned paper by October Afternoon. Die cuts by Spellbinders and Ebay.

Label die cut by Spellbinders.

Happy stamp heat embossed pink (Stampendous). Stamp by Fiskars.Tag by 3 Bugs in a rug. Border punch by EK Success.

This one uses a border stamp to create the background on the tag.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Card Goals: Heat Emboss

This post goals were to: Use stamps that I haven't used.  Use these 6 gift tags. Use the white place cards. Use some the circle tags. 

Heat embossed in silver, pink and juniper. 

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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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