Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Thankful Hearts Card

Thankful Hearts
Start by making a top folding 4 ½ x 5 ½ inch white card base. Dry emboss the card base with a Cuttlebug folder. Stamp small Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts and The Kitchen Sink shapes into the openings of the embossed design with inks by Stampin’ Up and Hero Arts. Adhere sentiment die cut by My Mind’s Eye from Penny Lane collection-Tiny Dancer “Jazz” Title (Item #PL1019) to the front.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Manly Monday Chicago 2015 Layout

PP Hot off the press and Pressed Petals.
Stamps by Lawn Fawn Riley alphabet and Stampin' Up - a very old one that I do not have the name on it.
Ink by Close to my Heart-Old but love that shade of blue.
A stands for the university that is on his shirt. It works out well because I didn't have an A in the circles. His shirt is for that team, which he is crazy about. I cut out the A and the star with my Cricut. (CGull paper and Coredinations cardstock)
The sweet title is Melissa Frances with a Spellbinders oval matted behind it and the buildings sticker is by Not So Cute Stickers.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Deep Red Stamps ATC Mixed Media Framed decoration for Paul

My husband’s birthday is today and I wanted to share what I made for him...last year. I enjoyed making it because it shows all of the different aspects that make him well, him. I used Deep Red Stamps, distress inks, alphabet journal cards by Colorbox, brads by Eyelet Outlet, Around the Block and The Paper Studio. 
All the Atc's use the Brick Wall background stamp with distress ink. I’ve done this distressed look with the brick stamp on this set of Valentine ATC’s.

This first card represents how he likes to hunt, fish and camp. Here are the Deer Stamp and a few other cards using this stamp, Buck Card and Buck card #2

Paul is a physics teacher and he wears a tie most days. The Quantum Background Stamp is perfect for this card. I used this background stamp on this Graduation card.

He likes to work in his barn on cars and drink beer with his friends. Beer and power tool are buttons. Here are the Chevelle Stamp and some other cards using the stamp Chevelle card and Chevelle Card #2

This card represents the four seasons. It is something that he cherishes about Michigan. (Brads-Orange flower for spring, sun for summer, leaf for fall and snowflake for winter). Here is the Leaves Stamp I used on this card.

With the cards all lined up in a row, I dislike the placement of the P because it doesn't line up with the other letters. Unfortunately, it was the only one left in the set.

I backed the cards with Creative Memories cardstock and some random patterned paper.

The frame for my decoration hung in my mother’s house my whole life. The irony, I never knew the man in the frame whereas I’ve known my husband more than half my life. I dabbed the frame with Colorbox pigment ink and poured Gilded Ivory embossing powder by The Powder Keg over it and heat it with my heat gun. It took a lot of coats of embossing powder to cover it. Sometimes I would let it bubble up from too much heat too see what it would look like.

Here is the finished project in the sunlight.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Flower pot watercolor Card

This is an old unknown stamp that I heat embossed with white embossing powder on watercolor paper by Ranger. I used distress ink and water to color it in. I fussy cut the bottom edge before adhering to a patterned paper by American Crafts. The sticker sentiment is also by American Crafts.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Black Red N Gray Floral Card

The patterned paper is by Bazzill, glitter paper in the upper left corner is by The Paper Studio and the grey cardstock is packaging. I stamped the Stampin Up flowers with a burgundy ink a couple of times with the same ink. The flower dies are from a different SU set and I set a flower brad in the center. The sentiment die is by Lawn Fawn.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lawn Fawn Christmas-It's the most wonderful time of the year

I white heat embossed the background with a Stampin Up stamp and inked it with distress ink. The reindeer is a Lawn Fawn stamp stamped on Strathmore watercolor paper and colored in with water and distress inks. The sentiment is a Theresa Collins title and the rest of the paper is scraps from my stash 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Summer Hello Card

I made this card with the Deep Red Stamp Summer tiles stamp.
I stamped them with Hero Arts ink and watercolored them in and punched them out with a square punch (CM). Hello die by Lawn Fawn. Brackets cut out of Cricut (Bazzill cardstock). Center square and squares behind the tiles are Alcohol inks by Ranger. The strip of paper across the center is watercolor paper by Strathmore that I inked with Distress Ink. The white cardstock background is by GCD.

Here is another card using the same stamp set.
Summer Card

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Manly Monday Nature Trail Card

The fun antlered animal stamp is by Simon Says Stamp and it’s a Christmas stamp set. The background paper is by Basic Grey but I’m not sure on the other. The nature sticker is Martha Stewart and the circle sticker is by Not So Cute Stamps, which is (was) based out of Grandville, MI. Grandville is 30 minutes away from my house. I had no idea.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tissue Box Cards

I recycled this tissue box for the background of my cards for today. The rest of the cards are bits and pieces from my stash.

Best wishes stamp is unknown, silver glitter paper by The Paper Studio, black embossed paper by Colorbox and blue cardstock by Bazzill.

This card the sentiment stamp is by The Paper Studio and it is on a Cricut die cut. Same glitter cardstock as above and both blue cardstock by Bazzill.
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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bubble Chalk Background Shaker Card

A long time ago, I made this background with powdered chalk mixed with regular Dollar Tree bubbles. I blew the bubble mixture onto white cardstock and this was the result.
Fast forward to March 2019 and I decided to finally use it for this shaker card. The beads inside are by Queen and Co. and the sentiment by The Paper Studio.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil card

I really hope this isn't a repeat post. I looked all over my blog for this card and came up empty-handed. So, I recently discovered it in my files and love it so much, I had to share.
It was made with Dreamweaver Stencil and distress ink, patterned papers are by Studio G and ribbon from a bouquet of flowers.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Floral Hang in There Card

I made this card with a background stamp by Hero Arts that I inked with different colors of Colorbox pigment ink. Then I cut off the top and backed it onto Hot off the Press paper. I added a Three Bugs in a Rug sentiment sticker that I matted with white and dark red.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Gina Marie Little Star Card

Start with a 4 x 5 ½ off-white card base (Recollections) and adhere a piece of marbled cardstock on top. Trim a piece of patterned paper and adhere it to the left edge of the card. Die cut a Stitched circle die by Gina Marie Designs out of off white shimmer cardstock by Recollections. Die cut the onesie also by Gina Marie Designs out of Sassafras patterned paper. Adhere the two die cuts together and to the front of the card. Die cut 2 small stars and one arrowhead (Lawn Fawn) out of green and blue cardstock. Adhere a K and Co sentiment sticker to a scrap of cardstock and then to the card front on an angle matching the pattern in the background paper. Trim off the edge and adhere small dies as shown.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Dragonflies and More Card

 Start with a white card base size 5 ½ x 4 (Recollections) and cover with a piece of green cardstock. Cut a piece of white cardstock a little bit smaller and round the corners. Ink the Dragonflies and More stamp by Deep Red Stamps (5x704004) with multiple distress ink mini cubes and stamp onto white cardstock. Adhere the stamped panel to the front of the card. Print the free download of sentiments by Deep Red Stamps. Cut out the birthday sentiment and mat with green and then teal cardstock before adhering to the middle of the card. Stamps by Deep Red Stamps and distress inks by Ranger Industries.

You can find the stamp I used

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Fishing N Beer

Start with a piece of Ranger watercolor paper and ink and blend blues and green distress inks. Sprinkle with water set aside to dry. Using the Cricut die cut fish of different shapes, sizes and paper. Doodle on the fish with a gold gel pen. Stamp the sentiment called “Fishing Lesson” by Deep Red Stamps #3x503061 with black Hero Arts ink. Adhere fish as shown and set a beer bottle eyelet at the end of the sentiment. Eyelet by Eyelet Outlet. Trim down the panel before adding it to a 4 x 5 ½ white pre-made card base (Recollections).

You can purchase the sentiment stamp

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Chicken Dinner Thank you Card

Start with a 5 ½ x 4 ¼ kraft card base (Recollections) and adhere a piece of patterned paper (October Afternoon). On Strathmore watercolor paper stamp the chicken (Stampin Up) with black Hero Arts ink and color in with distress inks and water. Trim down and ink edges with distress ink. Die cut a scallop rectangle out of recycled textile material and ink edges. On small pieces of white cardstock ink with red, orange, yellow and brown distress ink. Adhere those pieces behind the border die cut openings then adhere the border to a scrap of brown paper before adhering to the card base. Adhere the chicken to the rectangle die cut and to the card. Adhere Jillibean Soup sentiment die cut.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Blue and Black Peace on Earth Card

The stamp and black ink by Hero Arts. I inked the stamped image with distress ink. The blue background paper is dry embossed with a snowflake Cuttlebug folder.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Manly Monday Burning up Flame Embossing Folder Card

I made this thank you card for the generous community fire department for donating money to the  High school's Science Olympiad program. Fitting, I would say so. The background is dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder and then inked with distress inks and oxides. I did spray water on it with a distress mister from afar. The sentiment is from my stash.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Lacy-Plaid Pink and Black Card

This is the first time I've played with distress oxides on the oval die cut. I inked the die cut, sprayed it with water and let it dry before stamping. The patterned paper is by Paper Pizzazz. The black rim oval is by Maya Roads-something I've wanted to use or get rid of. Stamps are by American Crafts and Lawn Fawn with black ink by Hero Arts.
The lacy tape is from Dollar Tree, the two pink oval die cuts are Spellbinders and the buttons are from my stash.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Trying to do Foil with a Candle Stamp Christmas Card

This was an attempt at stamping and foil. It's kind of pretty with the added gold foil but that wasn't what I was going for. The background paper is by Smith Craft. 

Here's another foil Christmas card
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Peach Border Cards

Start with a white card base size 4 x 5 ½ and adhere a piece of peach patterned paper by Provo Craft. Cut and adhere a corner piece of aqua cardstock by Bo Bunny. On white cardstock stamp the

Deep Red Stamp Plaid background stamp

 with Cantaloupe ink by Hero Arts. Mat black cardstock behind stamped image so it shows through on the sides but not the top and bottom. Die cut border using Cricut and the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge out of peach cardstock by Bazzill. Trim border and adhere to the white stamped piece before adhering panel to the card base. Adhere a chipboard purse by Imaginicse to the center.

I made and posted this flower card HERE. I made them all at the same time so I decided to include this one too.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Egg-cited Card

I tweeted about this card and wanted to share it on my blog.

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Nutcracker Christmas Cards

This Christmas card was started by a woman that had to get rid of her stuff because she was going to live in assisted living. I cherish the many images I received from her and continue to enjoy adding them to my cards. I can only hope that I'm doing them justice.

The Nutcrackers were heat embossed in black onto thick cardstock and watercolored in. Then she cut them with decorative scissors and matted the onto green cardstock with the same edges.
I matted the nutcrackers one more time onto red cardstock by Recollections. At this time, the rest of the supplies are unknown.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Manly Monday Birthdays are the Best

I had these backgrounds already made for another project that didn't get finished and so I made them into cards.
The light blue paper is cardstock stamped with a background stamp by Stampin' Up in a caramel color ink.
The tags are a Sizzix die. I set eyelets in each tag. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and Fiskars. Scallop square die cut by Spellbinders.
 I do not know the manufacturers of the patterned paper. 

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