Sunday, June 30, 2019

Butterfly card On Your Special Day

I Stamped the butterfly and colored it in with Copic markers before fussy cutting the image out and adhering it to this yellow tag. I added an eyelet to the tag and adhered it to the Making Memories patterned paper. The blue paper is a recycled card and the sentiment stamp is by Bo Bunny. Black Hero Arts ink. The card base is kraft colored cardstock pre-made card from Michael's

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Here are some other cards using the same butterfly:

Saturday, June 29, 2019

National Pink Day Flower card with squares

It's National Pink Day and was my inspiration for posting this pink card with peachy accents.

 The Stampin Up flower stamped with Memento ink and colored ink with Copic markers. I cut it into a square and then cut the edges with Fiskar Corner Edgers Round scissors. It's something different and gets me to use those decorative scissors that I had to have and now rarely use them.

The square background stamps have been stamped with orange ink but I'm not sure what brand and then punched out with Creative Memories square punch. The background cardstock by Recollections.

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If you're interested in seeing other cards using those square stamps I have a few:
Background Square 1
Background Squares 2
Background Squares 3-Not my fave
Background Squares 4
Background Squares 5

Friday, June 28, 2019

A Note for You Both Card

I came upstairs with the first card and my husband didn’t like the “e” before the word "Just". So I cut it off for the final draft of this card. 

He thought the new one was okay but wasn’t that impressed by it. I added the word stamps by Stampabilities and then a 2 in the heart (Close to my Heart). The heart punches are by Creative Memories and the border punch by Martha Stewart.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Hibiscus card

I stamped the flower onto kraft cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. The sentiment stamp is an oldie by Stampin' Up. I used a Marvy corner punch and layered my image onto black cardstock and then onto the purple/pink cardstock.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Out House ATC

The Earring Outhouse ATC
The tag is from my stash and I stamped it with the Weathered Wall stamp by Deep Red Stamps. I used Tarnished Brass distress stain mixed with Platinum Liquid Pearls. After that dried, I stamped the ATC again with the Weathered Wall stamp using Gathered Twig distress ink.

The background has been masked with small stars die cuts by Lawn Fawn. I inked the ATC with multiple distress inks (Ranger) and then sprayed it with water.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Thinking of You Pink Bird die cuts

I think these dies are by Sizzix. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye, Recollections and Project Life. The cardstock is by Coredinations and Recollections. I used distress ink and Hero Arts black ink. The stamped sentiment is by TPC Studio.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Manly Monday gears card

My card today uses 2 Deep Red Stamps.
 Heavy Gear Stamp or a little bit cheaper Heavy Gear Stamp at GMD
I printed the sentiment.

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You can also get the Gears stamp at
Scrapbooking made simple

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Red Star card to end Graduation card week

Red Star card: Red star is chipboard painted with red paint by Plaid. The star on top is a die by Quickutz. Yellow Bazzill cardstock punched into squares over a white piece of cardstock. You did it stamp is by Hero Arts and diploma by sticker by Stampabilities.

Thanks for taking a look at my graduation cards.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Perfect pearls Grad cards

Happy Graduation-I stamped an old SU grad stamp with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled Perfect Pearls over the black cardstock. The sentiment is a Cricut cut. Grad cap is a sticker. Chipboard is unknown and then a brad by Creative Imaginations..

I used the same stamps to get some blue color onto the patterned paper. Dry embossed the black cardstock with Darice folder and white with Cuttlebug mini folder. Embossing was brushed with Gelatos by Faber Castell.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Cream colored Graduation cards

Good Luck-Cardstock by CTMH that I stamped with an old SSU graduation stamp set. Square punches by Creative Memories out of Project Like paper. Stickers by CM, Paper Inc and EK Success.

Amazing Card- Background same as above but with black ink. The circle die cut by Cricut. The sentiment is dry embossed folder by Cuttlebug with Faber Castell blue Gelatos. Embellishments by The Paper Studio.

Go Forth and Conquer-The dry embossing is by SU embossing folder. Corner punch by Marvy. Square tan paper is by Basic Grey. Background cardstock by CTMH.Blue square punch by CM and paper is a recycled folder. Stamp by Hampton Arts with Hero Arts black ink. Blue ink by Ranger on edges of white cardstock.
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Green Graduation cards

Go Forth and Conquer Card: Patterned paper by Karen Foster. Stamp by Hampton Arts with Hero Arts black ink. Black cardstock by DCWV and border punch by Fiskars. Border sticker by  CM. Wood embellishments by Studio Calico (2012). I couldn't decide which picture was better so I'm posting both.

Green card: Stickers by Paper Inc, the silver star is an iron-on made in Taiwan and star die by Quickutz. Embossing folder by Darice. Silver cardstock by Creative Memories.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Metallic Graduation cards

Grey and Gold Card: Patterned paper by Karen Foster. Washi tape by Stampin' Up. Frame by Target (2006). Stars are iron on made in Taiwan. Grad cap by The Paper Studio. Gold brad by Creative Imaginations. Gold cardstock by Creative Memories.

Burgundy and black Congrats: Sentiment by MyStamp Box. Specialty paper by The Paper Studio. Black cardstock is dry embossed with Darice folder.

Gold card: Gold paper is unknown. Chipboard shapes by Inque Boutique (2008). I can't find the congrats stamp. Grad cap is made of fabric and is by Jolee's Boutique. Black cardstock is dry embossed with Darice folder. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Blue and White Graduation cards

These blue and white graduation cards match my husband's school. That's why there are so many of them.

Congrats Grad:  Sentiment by Deep Red Stamps. The background paper and square punches by Creative Memories. Cap die cut by Cricut cartridge All Wrapped Up.

The 4 squares in a square card: Square punch by Creative Memories.
Tan paper is by Basic Grey. White lined paper by Becky Higgins. Blue paper is a recycled folder. Grad cap by The Paper Studio with Glossy Accents on

Blue with corners: Cap stamp by TPC Studios and blue ink by Ranger. Grad brad by The Paper Studio. Corner punch by Martha Stewart.

Celebrate Card: Stickers by Paper Inc. Both blue patterned papers by Die Cuts with a View. Decorative corner scissors by Fiskars. Celebrate sentiment by Fiskars and ink by Hero Arts. Stars are iron on made in Taiwan.

Chevron card: The dry embossing is by SU embossing folder. The word graduation is a stamp by Lawn Fawn with ink by Ranger Industries. Sentiment Happy is a Cricut die cut, square punched is a file folder. The Diploma sticker is by Mrs. Grossman's.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Manly Monday The start of Graduation card week

This week I'm going to be posting graduation cards. The sentiment, Dream Big makes me think this one could be used for graduation.
For this card,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 a Spellbinders circle die cut.

Another card similar to this one is:
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

King of the Grill Happy Father's Day card

I made this card for my cousin's husband. I cut this card with my Cricut and backed it with black on the grill and the rest with a yellowish green color patterned paper by Colorbok. The inside is a belated birthday greeting, stamp by Great Impressions. Then the other side is the same paper and I'm not sure who the stamp is by.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fun times raking leaves card

I received this ATC from someone in 2010 so I decided to turn it into a card for my dad that was raking leaves.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Happy Birthday Wishes Card

Gina Marie birthday die cut that had glue on the back and this is how it started and so I continued the arch so the glue didn't get on the background and could be seen. The sentiment stamps are by Lawn Fawn stamped on kraft cardstock (Oriental Trading Co) with brown ink (SU). The Stampin Up flower and square background are stamped with Memento ink and Umbrella ink respectively. The green cardstock background is dry embossed but I'm not sure by who. The die cuts are by Spellbinders and then the stitched square I bought off of eBay.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Manly Monday Iris Folding Sailboat

I made an iris folding sailboat card. The patterned paper on the inside is by Making Memories. The blue around the boat is distress ink. Sentiment sticker is by SMR Stickers.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Yellow and Purple Hello Card

These pictures are so crappy but what more can I do. The die cuts are by Spellbinders and the hello die cut is by Making Memories.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Wonder Woman Says

I do not think my grammar is correct on my sentiment but it is in reference to a conversation I had with an instructor. Besides, if you read my blog you already know such information. So it is what it is. I used a Sassy Studio Designs digital image colored in with Copic markers. The cardstock is by American Crafts and Creative Memories and the patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View. The star stamp is by Papertrey Ink and I made the sentiment on my computer. 

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Upcycled Best Wishes cards

The circle paper is a card that I cut apart. The butterfly stamp is by Stampin Up and colored with Copic markers with the sentiment by Lawn Fawn.

This card, the yellow die cut is by Spellbinders and the sentiment stamp is by TPC Stamps with Hero arts Charcoal Shadow ink.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Rooster ATC

Today I have a rooster ATC to share. The word Rooster reminds me of the character in the 1980's version of the movie Annie. He was Miss Hanagan's brother. (I think that shows my age).

I have this honeycomb stencil by Tim Holtz that I thought it would be a great chicken wire look for my background.  I decided to do reverse inking where I put ink down on the stencil and put the paper on top of the stencil. I started with the ink Antique Linen but needed more color. I tried black soot and that was too much. Finally went with Hickory Smoke ink because it was visible but didn't take over the card like the black did. All the inks mentioned above are distress inks by Ranger.

I masked off the sky with a cloud punch by no name and applied Tumbled Glass ink to the top of the card and Antique Linen to the bottom, both with distress ink tools. The fence is a Doodlebug sticker that I didn't have enough to cover the ATC. I decided to cut it in half and place the rooster in between. You would never be able to tell if I didn't tell you. I added a Creative Imaginations sticker to the right side.

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This was made in Oct 2016

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

For You floral die cut card

I made the background with distress ink and an ink blender. The die cuts are by Sizzix, maybe. The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.
I colored them in with Copic markers. All but the center one, the foliage die cuts were pink and I colored them in and made them green.
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Monday, June 3, 2019

Manly Monday Snail birthday

For my card today, I stamped the mason jar (Inkadinkado) with grey ink, the snail (Close to my Heart) with a Carmel colored ink and the sentiment (Cloud 9) in black Hero Arts ink. The background is dry embossed and inked with distress ink.  The yellow square diecut was purchased on eBay. 

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