Monday, March 30, 2020

Manly Monday Iris Folding Sailboat card

I used an iris folding stamp by Stampin Plus Scrappin
The sentiment is by Fiskars
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders with eyelets at the ends
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View

This card is a repeat from years ago that I never fixed. The sailboat is an iris folding technique and it tends to be heavy. I needed a stronger card base to support it. I believe it's
But I'm not 100% sure because if you look at the two cards side by side the inking looks darker on the other card. Hmm
I guess it shows the importance of good lighting when taking your pictures.

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I like this sentiment better because it's bold and stands out from the busy paper. Plus I was able to use some eyelets. 2020 goal: use more eyelets, brads, and ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Be Still my Heart Cards

I used stamps by Forever in Time on the first card's sentiment 
The die- cuts:
Hearts are bought from eBay

The sentiment is in a circle punch by Creative Memories. That was my last circle punch and it was used on this card.
My husband has taken the punch apart in the past to make it punch well. Well, this was the last time. He said I had to buy a new one.
The patterned paper is by in the background and the heart is by Deja Views
The ribbon is by Stampin Up-Yeah! I'm using ribbon.

This next one Same hearts as above. The outside heart was cut with some ugly paper and it turned out well. 
Background cardstock from Recollections was dry embossed with a Provo Craft folder.
The sentiment is by TPC Studios. I wonder if they are still in business/
Does anybody know?
The die cut by Spellbinders has eyelets at the end. Yeah! Using eyelets.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Gorgeous Cricut flower card

Isn't this card gorgeous?
This Cricut card had me flustered at first. I didn't like the color combo I chose. Then,
one part didn't like it was supposed to because the paper I used was too I modified.
For days I had it on my desk until a friend came over and with her fresh set of eyes, she told me what looked best. Thank you to my friend it was finished and turned into a card.
It turned out pretty.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Manly Monday Happy Bolt Birthday

I didn’t use any stamps on this card. 
The sentiment was cut out using the Cricut.
The tool die cuts were part of the sentiment.
The white rectangle die-cut that the sentiment is on, is by Spellbinders.
I inked the papers and the card base with distress ink
The papers I used are all scraps.
The card base is 6 x 5 1/2, which is big for me.
I have a basket of oddball sized card bases or envelopes that need to be used.
I can add that to my list of things to use:
and now
Irregular sizes of cards and envelopes

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Green Coffee Cup Card

I used sentiment stamps by Lawn Fawn
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders
The patterned paper is from my stash
The coffee cup sticker by Forever in Time
Corner punch at the bottom.
Not my favorite card but live and learn from each card.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pink and Brown with Hearts Smile card

The sentiment is a sticker by Forever in Time
The die- cuts are chipboard pieces from my stash
The cardstock is from my stash
This is a smaller card

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Layouts

I used shamrock stamp by SNP (no longer in business)
Inside each shamrock, I stamped Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps letter with the month and year.
The graduation paper is by Karen Foster.
I sewed around the edges of the paper and created a pocket for the commencement program and a few other things.

The shamrock was the mascot of the East Detroit High School.
This was their newspaper and my MIL was news editor.
 Again I made a pocket by sewing the edges. I
 laminated the article and then that's her senior picture.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Manly Monday Little Red Wagons

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps
Little Red Wagon
Colored in with Copic markers
The sentiment is by Stampin Up
The cardstock is from my stash
This a smaller card base that I found.

This is my second card using the red wagon. I colored it in with colored pencils. 
The patterned paper is by Recollections. 
I'm not sure where the sentiment came from.
I go to a friend's house and use her stamps without thinking about the manufacturer.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

You're amazing Card

I made this card for a group on FB called Just Because. You send cards to cheer people up or get wells or encouragement, which is what this one is for.
The sentiment stamps by Simon Says Stamp
Ink by Hero Arts and Ranger
The star brads are by The Paper Studio
The patterned paper is from the Mega Meet in Detroit many years ago. The glitter paper is by Die Cuts with a View. The purple paper is a scrap.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturarted Canary Card on velvet patterned paper

What a pain in the butt! 
I love this paper but...You can't get anything to adhere to it. I used the Multi Medium Matte by Ranger and put heavy weights on it. The center may stay down but the frilly edges peel up. Ugh!
And the stupid frilly die-cut wouldn't cut through no matter how many shims. My friend bought it online at either Wish or eBay so the quality isn't the greatest.
 I colored in the parts that wouldn't come out with Copic markers and then taped the back so they would all stay in and on the die-cut. I should have considered a different background paper for this die-cut. Ya know, one that it would actually stick to.
Anyway, the image is by Saturated Canary and I colored it in with Copic Markers.  
The image die-cut is by Sizzix inked with distress ink on the edges.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Cricut Graduation card

I had a difficult time getting the layers to line up. So this is what I did:
I said screw it. 
I'm not getting a headache from stressing out on making this card "perfect".
With that, I threw away or vacuumed up any tiny layers 
I added this pretty gold glitter paper behind the letters and the tassel too. 
I have come to hate glitter. It gets everywhere and you find it lingering on as something really annoying like mosquitos. Mosquitos suck your blood and move on whereas glitter is found in totes, clothes, countertops, carpets, rugs, in my hair and the dog's hair. Oh yes. The poor boy dog had glitter in HIS hair a week after using glitter. So...
I love this glitter cardstock from Michael's. It's the kind where the glitter stays on the paper. 
Moving on.
I colored the rest of the cap with a black Copic marker. I don't love this part of the card but I have to get over it.
I adhered the white layer on top of the blue.

I stood back and thought, that's pretty. I may not want to give it away because sadly, the recipient will be more interested in what’s inside the card, than the card. 
I like the way it turned out.

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Type in what you would like to see. Or just type in a random word. I typed in hard and 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Floral Dress form Card

I used stamps by Deep Red Stamps

The corner stamps create a subtle background 
I heat embossed the image in silver and colored it in with colored pencils
The patterned paper of the die-cut outline is unknown 
The die-cuts were cut using my Cricut. 

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Here’s another card using the same stamp.
Yellow and Pink Dressform

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

It's Time for your birthday card

I used stamps by Stampin Up for the sentiment
 Ric Rack from Wrights
The patterned paper is by Bazzill and it's the 2" leftover pieces that I end up with when I use a 6x6 pad of paper for a 4x5 1/2' card.
The die- cuts are by The Girls Paperie
The die-cut under the clock is also a clock included in the package. I knew I wouldn't use it so I flipped it over. That been my going to thing lately.
Where I die cut and stamp on the back of the paper that I know I won't use the design on the front.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronation Ball 1958 Scrapbook Layout

Another lo for the family scrapbook 
The title stickers by Cosmo Cricket BUT no number stickers to go with. Pet peeve of mine.
The date number stamps are by Autumn Leaves 
The journal die- cut with the title is by Making Memories.
The patterned paper is by Simple Stories
Vellum border by Creative Memories with a Bazzill heart border on top
I found the gold heart that is next to the date in my stash.

The right side of the layout isn’t anything special
Patterned paper by K and Co and Papertrey Ink.
The little metal stapler in the center is by Making Memories.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Manly Monday Growing old Birthday card

I used stamps by Hero Arts-Background and Cloud 9 for the sentiment that I heat embossed
The die- cuts are by Sizzix
The patterned paper is byBazzill

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

#HB2U Kenny K Card

I used a stamp by Kenny K Digital stamp-another digital stamps company that is no longer around 
The sentiment is by SPD Hashtag Hipster
The die- cuts are by Hampton Arts with matching pink stamp around the sentiment.
The black die-cut is unknown.
The patterned paper is by Studio G

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Red Upcycled Traveling card

The frame was made by the woman in an assisted living home.
She embossed it with gold.
I stamped the sentiment by Forever in Time onto a circle punch by CM.

The patterned paper is an upcycled card. Perfect for my traveling day.

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Here's another card that is using the same backgrounds
Upcycled Christmas card using the same background.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Forever in our Hearts Bright sympathy cards

I made a few not your normal sympathy cards. The colors are kind of bright. I'm not sure if that's good or bad but any card you send someone will be appreciated.

I used stamps for the sentiment by Stampibilities
The heart dies I bought off of eBay.
They were cut out of DCWV glittery paper.
The red paper behind it is by Craft Smith.
I sprayed it with Perfect pearls gold
Border punch by Fiskars
The patterned paper is by Elle's Studio

The second card is on kraft cardstock
The ribbon is old and I can't remember who it's by. Maybe Prima? Shout out if you know.
The die-cut by Spellbinders
The Forever sticker is by ha, Forever in Time.
I added a few red heart rhinestones.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cinderella Ball 1957 Layout

I need to start posting more of my layouts since that’s what I’m spending most of my time on. 
The die- cuts are by Cricut. The large castle is from the Wrap it Up cartridge. 
The patterned paper is by Karen Fosters
The number stickers are by Creative Memories.

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Bitten by the bug-anything other than a card.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Pink Floral Birthday Card

I used stamps is a digital stamp and I apologize for not knowing who made the stamp.
The image is colored in with powder chalk mixed with paint.
The sentiment is by Stampin Up with pink SU ink
The die-cut by Spellbinders
The patterned paper is unknown.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Tortoise Card

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps
Tortoise Stamp
I used a bunch of scraps to mat behind the image
I colored it in with Copic markers
For the background, I stamped these borders onto scraps of paper.
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