Monday, June 29, 2020

Manly Monday Tools for Dad Card

My husband and I made a choice well before we were married not to have children. 
We still give each other a card and sometimes a gift on Mother's and Father's Day and sign it from the dog. This is the card I gave him this year.

The only stamps in this card are an old set of Sizzix alphabet stamps for the sentiment.
White pigment ink by Stampin Up to spell out "Dad"
I fussy cut it out to fit in the spot where I accidentally had a drop of glue 

I cut this pattern using my Cricut. 
I can't remember if I created the background or if it was an SVG file or what. 
I have all of the positive tools to use on cards and scrapbook layouts.
(I may have cut them out for a calendar layout making a new deck at our cottage. 
See pictures below of the massive tree that fell on our deck during the tornados in 2018.)

I went into my small scrap box and was excited to find 2 different types of silver paper. 
One of them is by Creative Memories and I'm not sure about the other.
Example of the difference in the two silver papers:
The saw with the orange handle is the CM paper 
 the wrench to its left is the other silver paper.

I'm going to enter this card into 

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This picture just shows a before the tornados:

and this is after the tornados

And this is now,





Good Times! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Peach Butterfly Tag on Card

I don't love this card but sometimes I need to get over it and move on to make one I like better.
The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. PP and tag were inked with distress ink.
Tag is unknown. Corners rounded.
Cardstock by Sunborn that was dry embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.
Butterfly stamp from Michael's dollar bin many years ago. Colored in with colored pencils.
Ribbon/lace/crochet from my MIL.

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Here are links to other cards using the vintage trim
Celebrate vintage notions from past generations
Vintage trim card from 2014
Another example with the lacy ribbon

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pocket page layout from 1960's

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn for the labels
The die- cuts-
Spellbinders labels #4
The salt and pepper shakers are cut out with Cricut
Heart punch by Creative Memories
Stickers by K and Co.
The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Fishy cards by Lawn Fawn

I have a bunch of cards today.
Inside each one is the sentiment Just Keep Swimming.

I used stamps by Lawn Fawn and Close to my Heart for the sentiment 
Most of the fish are colored with colored pencils but there are a few with Copic markers in there too.
The border dies are by eBay and Spellbinders
The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and Creative Memories for the sand

The sunrays in this first card, are a stamp that I acquired through the years.
These two cards are long and skinny. You can see their pattern on the edges of this one.
Using things up in my stash.

I heat embossed the same sunray stamp using Colorbox ink and clear embossing powder.

For this next card, the background was made with alcohol inks.
The border die by Spellbinders and is inked with distress ink
The sand is patterned paper by CM

The sunrays in this next one were made with a Tim Holtz stencil and a Ranger gold spray.

The background stamp is silver pigment ink that says Thank you 
Then I inked with distress ink.

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.
ATC’s with Lawn Fawn

Thursday, June 25, 2020

YooHoo-We're thinking of you Owl cards

I had all of these owl images just hanging around my craft room. Time to pull them out and use them for a good cause, sending them to senior citizens.
I used stamps by Lawn Fawn 
Masking paper Inkadinkado to cover the owl and create a blue sky with distress ink.
The sentiment is by Cricut 
There are some die- cuts by Spellbinders
The grass patterned paper is old from my stash. 
I made the backgrounds using a stencil from The Crafters Workshop and Glimmer mist Sprays from Tattered Angels. 
I was looking to see which one still worked. When you don't use them very often they get clogged up.

I used flock on this owl. 

The die-cut for this card below is made with wallpaper samples.

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Yellow flower with Brown Thinking of You Card

I like the way this one turned out.
I used stamps from 2 different Stampin Up sets with the flower and leaves
I die-cut them out with their matching dies.
The sentiment is by Inkadinkado with black ink by Hero Arts.
The die- cut is by Spellbinders 
The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug. I inked the edges with distress ink 
The patterned paper is by Sunborn

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Thanks a Bunch in Red and Pink Card

I used a flower stamp by Close to my Heart
The sentiment is by Hero Arts
The die- cut is by Spellbinders 
The patterned paper is by DCWV for the sentiment and then pink polka dots by Papertrey Ink.
The red flower and brad are from my stash.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Manly Monday Wyoming Scrapbook Layout

This is the last page in my husband’s scrapbook of his trip to Wyoming 
The patterned paper is by The Paper Loft.
I ripped it and inked it to go around the article that was in our town’s paper. 
I created the year die cut with my Cricut and Don Juan font. 
The month sticker is so old, I no longer have the packaging.
I hope to share other layouts from his book. 

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Potted Plants cards

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps called
I colored them in with Copics and watercolors
The sentiment stamps are by TPC Studio
The label die is by Cuttlebug
The embossing folders are by Darice and Cuttlebug
The ribbon is from my stash and I did some machine stitching around the edges of the first two cards.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Which direction should this blue and green card be?

I found this lonely stamped flower in my stash
I used it to test out my blue and then green Copic markers.
The green coloring is me just messing around.
Sometimes I look at it and think, meh...but
It's a handmade card for someone at a nursing home. I just hope that they like blue and green.
Technically, since there is no sentiment, this card could be used for any occasion.
I usually include a sentiment to the front of the card and without one to guide the recipient on which way to hold it or open it

What do you think? How would you hold this card to open it?

This way?

Or this way?

The die- cuts leaves are by CM
The blue cardstock by Ranger has been dry embossed with a Spellbinders folder
 There's a brad in the center by Making Memories.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Crabby Birthday card

I used a crab stamp by Stampin Up 
I stamped him on Strathmore watercolor paper and colored him in with distress ink.
The banner/pennants are a fabric stickers. I was going to stamp a letter into each pennant to make a sentiment but I was afraid that the fabric would soak up the ink and distort the letters.
The patterned paper is by Sunborn 
I used scraps of red paper from my stash.
There’s isn’t much to this card.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

You're the Cat's Meow! Cards

Here are some more of the cards I made for health care workers and nursing home residents.
This is the first litter of kitty cards

I used cat stamps by Gina Marie Designs 
The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn which are stamped onto Spellbinders die cuts and attached using eyelets
I used Colorbox ink on the three cats that are the same and Hero Arts grey ink on the other

So on with the show:

First card:
The background paper is some handmade crap that someone pawned off on me. It's already been thrown away.
The copper patterned paper is by DCWV
The orange cat is stamped onto a Dreamweaver Stencils die-cut
Sentiment die-cut is by Spellbinders with orange eyelets

Second Card:
The dry embossing is a Cuttlebug folder.
It was lightly inked with distress ink.
Sentiment die-cut is by Spellbinders with black eyelets

Third card:
The black cardstock dry embossed with a Darice folder
Sentiment die-cut is by Spellbinders with white eyelets
This is a smaller card 3.5x5

Fourth card:
The grey cat stamp is by Gina Marie Designs. I cut him out with my scissors.
The die-cut he is on is by Sizzix with WRMK patterned paper with inking on the inside of the die-cut.
 The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn but no Spellbinder die-cut
The background paper was a wallpaper sample that I dry embossed with a friend's embossing folder.
This is a smaller card base 5x3.5

Last card-
I pulled this three cat panel from a box in the back. It is from the woman that went into the nursing home and I received a bunch of her stamping things.
This is on she did. It is layered onto back cardstock.
The pattern paper is from Hobby Lobby by The Paper Studio.
Sentiment die-cut is by Spellbinders with orange eyelets
Same sentiment as the rest

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Cat’s meow

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Soft Large Pink Polka Dots Thinking of you cards

A couple of pink thinking of you cards that I sent out to some assisted living centers in our area.
I used stamps by Stampin Up and TPC Studios.
I stamped the blue flowers inside the pink polka dots of the patterned paper. Then I stamped a blue border onto the punched border paper.
The blue ink is by Stampin Up.
The sentiment is by Pebbles-stickers
The rectangle die cut is from eBay. I inked the edges with pink distress ink.
The border punch and the flower embellishment are both by Martha Stewart 
The background patterned paper is by Making Memories and K and Co. for the paper of the border punch.
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Victorian Seamstress card

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps called 
I colored her in with Copic Markers
The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted
The die- cuts are by Sizzix and The Paper Loft
I made the patterned paper using a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and distress ink
I sewed around the image.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pink and Black Love Dove Heart Card

The sentiment is by die-cut by Stampin Up
The heat is from eBay
The patterned paper is by Stampin Up that I inked and the Studio G for the polka dot paper
The rest is black cardstock from my stash

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Green Flower card

I used a flower stamp and the tag are by Recollections
Colored with Copics
The sentiment is by Forever in Time
The die-cuts are by Spellbinders
The patterned paper is by Provo Craft (really old)
Eyelet is in the tag

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