Thursday, June 4, 2020

Emoji Hello Handmade card

The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn
The Emoji die-cut by Cricut
The patterned paper in the background by Provo Craft

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Stethoscope Cards

More Medical cards
The die- cuts are by my Cricut and the hearts are unknown

This blue and grey card,
I used a stamp for the sentiment by Forever in Time
Embossed with white powder by Stampendous

Next card,
Washi Tape on the side by SU

Next card,
The patterned paper in the first card My Mind's Eye
Chevron embossing folder by Cuttlebug

Next card,
The patterned paper is by Bella Blvd 
Sentiment stamp by Hampton Arts
Washi tape at the bottom

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Medical Heart Beat cards with fancy embossing

All die cuts are from my Cricut
All papers are cardstock from my stash
No stamps-that doesn't usually happen on my cards.

The For You card:

The black cardstock was dry embossed with a Chevron pattern folder by Cuttlebug
The heart is on a Spellbinders die-cut
I put Glossy Accents on the heart die-cut.

Next, is what I consider the fancy embossed card.

The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug
I used Versa Mark ink with Stampendous clear embossing powder

The pressure from the Gemini made the paper crack

So, I pressed my ink pad into the paper and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder

I embossed this gray scrap

Then lined the two together and added the heart

I was pleased with how it turned out.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Manly Monday Baby Boy up-cycled cards

I made some upcycled cards from a couple of layouts that I was tearing apart.
I noticed that I was low on Boy baby cards and oddly enough, these cards were thank you cards for girls
I wish I would have taken a picture of the before.

This first card: The sentiment stamp and black ink is by Hero Arts
The blue cardstock pieces are scraps. 
The patterned paper is from a paper pad because the other scraps have perforations.
The rick rack is by Wright's

Second card:
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders (label for ribbon and blue rectangle) and Creative Memories (baby pin)
The ribbon is by Stampin Up.
I inked the edges of the card blue so the embossing was more evident and boyish

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I feel like I'm a winner on this post for using ribbon on both cards.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Pink and Purple ribbon card

The flower stamp is by Close to my Heart
The die-cut is by spellbinders
The patterned paper is by Studio G
The pink and purple in the center are wide pieces of ribbon
I added a Creative Memories border sticker to hide the seam.
Pink brad in the center

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Blue Mosaic Stamp and Punch Birthday cards

I used stamps by Stampin Up with Ranger blue ink
The sentiment is by Just Right Stamps and Hero Arts
The die- cuts are by Matching punch for the stamp set and the pointy circle in the center of the second card is by Sizzix
The patterned paper is by I dry embossed the 1st card with the matching embossing folder and lightly went over it with a Distress Oxide ink pad. 
The second card background is a shiny cardstock by Recollections
The jewels are by Hero Arts and the ribbon in the second card is from my stash

I had to use a padded envelope on the first card because of those jewels.
I make my own envelopes with the We R Memory Keepers envelope maker and put a piece of bubble wrap inside. The front of the card would go against the bubble wrap. I put a stamp on it that is for square envelopes or the mail that is not to go through the machine at the post office because it is more than 1/4" in dimension.

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.
^^^This one 
is a cool example of how to use the punch for something other than the matching stamp.

I really enjoy searching for these former cards using the same stamp set or punch.
The fact that there are three posts using the same color blue in the stamp leads me to believe that I stamped them before January of 2017 and made the one card and set the other ones aside. 
I'm trying to decrease the amount of half-done projects and/or use the images that have and just need to go on cards.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Wishing You a Lawn Fawn hot Beverage Card

I had a leftover Lawn Fawn coffee stamp set to use that was on my table at the same time I was making the Wishing you cards. 
This time the sentiment is heat embossed on a black semi-shiny paper.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Orange Flower Thanks Card

The sentiment is by clearly Besotted 
The die- cuts are by Cricut 
The flowers, Stickles and Brad are from my stash 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Thank you Fairy Much

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn. Including the sentiment.
I colored the stamps in with Copic markers. Some of the were die cut with their matching dies.
The die- cuts that I used were the grass by K and Co. And the frame on the all pink card is from my Cricut.

The yellow frame is from cutting two rectangle die cuts from eBay. The sentiment grass sticker is by K and Co.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Deep Red stamps record for Just a Note Cards

I used stamps by Deep Red stamps for the record and the sentiment is by...idk.
I used up a bunch of sticker sheets up with just a few music symbols on each.
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders and Cricut 
The paper is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Manly Monday Just a Note Tan and Black Cards

These are my most masculine cards to finish out the week of music type cards.

The sentiment stamps are by Hero Arts and Stampibilities
The musical notes and symbols are die-cuts by Cricut or leftover stickers.
It felt amazing to use up a few sticker sheets and throw the packaging away.
The cardstock has been dry embossed by a Cuttlebug folder of sheet music.
For both cards, I do not know where I got the die-cut in which the sentiment is on.

This first one is a skinny card base from a pack I bought at a garage sale probably 5 years ago.
I've been trying to use them up just for the sake of using them up.
Anyway, I inked the edges of the dry embossed cardstock. The patterned paper underneath is by Creative Memories. I was able to use some eyelets, Yeah!

That’s all for my cards. Thank you for looking.

*This is me venting
I'm having a terrible time with taking pictures of my cards. 
I didn’t even include the first picture that were taken in my craft area, yuck!
The pictures that are posted were taken outside. However, the wind was relentless and my cards kept falling down as soon as I set them up. Ugh!
So hubby offered to help (bless his heart for trying), and he used a piece of cardboard to block the wind. It worked but it’s a cardboard box for a background.

Tonight is the night to order some things online. One of those things is a photo box.
I need a way to take great pictures at any time of the year without struggling and wasting time like I do. 
 Fingers crossed that I will find something without wasting hours online looking

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Deep Red Stamps For the Record Cards

I used a record stamp by Deep Red Stamps 

The sentiment is alphabet stamps by Lawn Fawn
The patterned paper is by Me :)
I stamped the record in different colors on a sheet of off-white cardstock.
My rows weren't straight but, it works.

The colors look so different from out in the sunlight compared to lights inside. I thought it would be fun to see how I stamped the records on the cardstock after I cut it up and made it into cards.
Dark blue-Ranger Blue Ribbon
Lighter blue-Hero Arts Cornflower
Aqua-Hero Arts
Green-Stampin Up
Green under that-Umbrella Sea Glass
Yellow- Ranger Archival ink Chrome Yellow

These are different size cards that I found in my stash, 3 3/4 x 5 3/4. 
I'm trying to weed out things like that because I have a vintage suitcase that I keep my cards in and this size card doesn't fit well. I'm donating cards to nursing homes and other places and therefore I'm using the opportunity to get rid of cards of different sizes-that sounds horrible. 

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Orange Music Just a note card

This is a smaller black-ish card base
I had a leftover piece of orange/copper looking glitter paper by The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby
Then the orange polka dot paper is by Papertrey Ink.
The journal card is from Die Cuts with a View
I added a few CM stickers on each corner
The For You stamp is by Unity Stamp Co in black Hero Arts ink.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Guitar You Rock cards

Here’s another set of music type cards.
The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars
The die- cut are by Sizzix with star brads with four prongs
I made the paper with a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil and Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels 
The guitar sticker is by The Paper Studio

2nd card: The dry embossing is with a Fiskars embossing plate with blue distress ink lightly patted on top. 
The guitar stamp is by Stickibilities and the sentiment by Clearly Besotted.
I colored in the guitar with Stickles and covered with Glossy Accents.
I fussy cut out the guitar and adhered it to a Sizzix die-cut
The patterned paper is by Studio G

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Just a Note Cards with Labels and Eyelets

I'm still chugging out more TY and TOY cards for everyone. 
I've also sent out a few birthday cards for kids that weren't able to have their birthday party because of the stay at home order.

So for these cards:
I used stamps by Hero Arts and Stampibilities for the sentiments
The musical note die-cuts are by Cricut.
The patterned paper is by Prima
The first card uses die-cuts by Design Objectives.
Look at all those eyelets, Oh Yea!
I used Spellbinders labels, called grommet tags, for the second card
The center die-cut was embossed and then inked in the center.
I did that more when I had my Cuttlebug
I'm still learning on my Gemini which plates to use with what.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Just a Note Dry Embossed Rainbow Sheets of Music Cards

These cards are made with leftover backgrounds from a group of ATC's I made back in Feb 2017. I knew I would use them someday. lol

The sentiment sticker is by SRM Stickers and I put it across the top and bottom
The dry embossing is a Fiskars plate. They're really old. 
I used them with my Cuttlebug but have feared to try them with my Gemini. 
The Gemini company didn't have a warranty card in the box.

So, I'm not as willing to try new combinations on this machine quite yet. 
^^This is the old me and I mean old like a week ago.

Because as of today, May 7th, I'm getting ambitious and brave enough to give it a try. 
But which plates would I use run them in my Gemini is the question. Hmm

Continuing on with the cards, I inked the embossed area with distress ink. I'm not one to do rainbow colors but these turned out so cute that I may try it again.
Then I trimmed down the Strathmore watercolor paper and sprayed it with water
I kept dabbing off the extra ink with a paper towel so the embossed pattern would show through.
I added pink and black behind it to make it fit the card base. 

The next card uses the same dry embossed plate but on plain white cardstock.
I went over the embossed areas very gently with an ink blending tool and the same colors of ink as above.
The sentiment is a stamp from Stampibilities on Bazzill purple cardstock. 
It doesn't photograph well but looks nice face to face. 
I used pink eyelets inside the Spellbinders label die.

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