Monday, August 31, 2020

Manly Monday Band-Aid card for Eric

We know the parents of a young man that was having back surgery. I made this one and a more elaborate card and this one was chosen unanimously. 
I think it took me 10 minutes to make
But, I heard that this special person really liked it. That works for me.
I used stamps by Lawn Fawn including the sentiment
I colored in one band-aid and put it on the bottom 

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Blue Square Best Wishes Shaker Card

I donated this card to a special little lady.
I used a Spellbinders to cut out the window 
The rectangle with stamped sentiment is an eBay die
I used a stencil by Gina Marie with distress ink to create the background paper 

I make my own envelopes for the square cards. I rarely send square cards. Therefore, this Christmas envelope was the only one I had available. I was in a hurry to get the card into the mail for a little girl's birthday. 
Note to self , make more square envelopes.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Congratulations Graduate Card

2020 Graduates were so shafted. No spring break, no prom, no walking across the stage, no all night party. Nothing and it still breaks my heart.
Anyway, I did send some kids cards with money in them. Here is one of the cards.

The Congratulations is computer generated and the graduate is a sticker from The Paper Studio
The patterned paper is by Karen Foster
The diploma is a Jolee's sticker
I found the black and gold paper in my scraps.

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If you want to see any other graduation cards, do a search on my blog. The search field is at the top right.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Plaid Thinking of You Card

I can't tell if I posted this card yet. It's really frustrating because I have a system of labeling cards or layouts once I posted them to my Blog or or FaceBook 
This card has no indication that it has made an online appearance.
So I apologize if this is a repeat post. I took a long time looking on my blog and couldn't; find it.
After looking for so long things start to all mix together.

The sentiment is by is a die by The Stamps of Life 
I know the plaid die-cut is by Spellbinders and the paper by Cosmo Cricket, which is a guess. The die0cut underneath is unknown
The dry embossing folder is by Cuddlebug/Provo Craft

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

1967 brick numbering layout

Here’s another layout for the family album.
I cut the oval out with my Creative Memories cutting system out of white cardstock. 
The red patterned paper on the left is by Deja Views 
The brick dry embossed background paper is by Craft Smith (Michael’s)
The manufacturer of the brick numbers was torn off.

I used my Cricut to cut out the floral die-cut and the layered rectangle with rounded edges.
I cut the floral die-cut out of off-white cardstock and used distress ink and distress oxide to give it color.
Afterward, I gave it a spritz of Ranger’s gold mist. I love the way it makes everything sparkle and how it gives the leaves a little bit of mottling. (That’s a new word Ali taught me;)

These pictures were my inspiration for the gnome card.
The flowers in the background look like they’re being held up by a lattice
The other thing for the card was the brick flower box

Here is a link to the gnome card

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Happy Transparency Card

Happy card will end up as a birthday card.
The patterned paper is by October afternoon
The present sticker is by EK Success/Jolee's
Dies from Spellbinders and eBay
Happy stamp by Fiskars and heat embossed in silver

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Sweet and Simple Smile card

The patterned paper is by Pebbles 
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders And flower by My Mind’s Eye 
The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars 
Sweet and simple.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Manly Monday Simple Birthday Card

I found this negative die- cut in my stash. No idea where it came from. 
It was dirty so I cut it down and rounded all of the edges
The patterned paper, all scraps from my stash. 
Simple and easy are perfect guy cards.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

1969 Pocket Page and Scrapbook Layout with brick background

Typing up layout posts are more time consuming compared to card posts. 
I can't guarantee everything is worded correctly. Idk...

The date die-cut was cut out with my Cricut 
The patterned papers for the first page are by Papertrey Ink, Recollections brick paper, and Oriental Trading Co.that I had tried some mixed media with paint and ended up not liking it. So I flipped it over and used the other side for the bottom row.
I typed out the labels and then circled them with a CM pen. 
I added epoxy dots from Basic Grey, here and there to add some of the matching orange colors that are on the next page.

The brick pattern was cut out with my Cricut and backed with scraps I had in my stash
The bottom right cardstock was dry embossed with a Fiskars plate. 
Bottom left paper is by Provo Craft (really old)
Some patterned papers look like real live bricks. Those are from Michael's/ Recollections
I used stamps by Lawn Fawn for the label

If I understand correctly, my husband's grandfather was a bricklayer and builder
He bought an undeveloped street in Detroit where he built houses to flip. 
 Oma and Opa would move into one house until it was bought
I think that's how it went.
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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Chalkola background Butterfly Card

I made the card background with Chalkola markers and a stencil on vellum.
Then I added some Cricut cut butterflies.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Big Fishy Friends Cards

I used stamps by Stampin Up and Lawn Fawn
Big fish were colored in with watercolors Strathmore or Tim Holtz watercolor paper
The small fish were colored in with Copic markers (1st card) and colored pencils (3rd card)
I used distress ink to create the sun or sky
The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn and Forever in Time (2nd card)
The die- cuts are Lawn Fawn images with matching dies
The borders are eBay dies or leftovers from the other fishy cards.
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View

I'm exhausted and keep falling asleep at my computer. So I hope these are accurate 

Sizzix die-cut on Crate Paper
The patterned paper is old from my stash.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Saint Bernard Sympathy Card

I had to make a dog sympathy card. 
I used my Cricut to cut out this Saint Bernard dog
The patterned paper is by Creative Memories
Ribbon from Michael's

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Flower-Tiaras-Glitter ribbon Girly card

A simple card for any occasion.
The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. It looks like little tiaras to me.
The die-cuts are by Spellbinders and flower is by My Mind’s Eye
I inked the inside of the blue die cut 
I added ribbon to the center and put glitter ribbon on top. It had adhesive on the back
I’m working on cleaning out my stash.
Old products are New again.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Groh Family Pocket Pages from 1966

I used stamps by numbers by Close to my Heart and ABC’s from Lawn Fawn (Harold)
I used the writing feature on my Cricut for the labels under the photos.
I cut out an arrow with my Cricut 
The center square and one to the left use embellishments from My Mind’s Eye 
The patterned paper is Unknown. 

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Heart and Virus Emoji card

This card is for a young lady, a teenager that had a heart transplant. I like the emoji because it has hearts on it but I'm not sure what it means.
Then the embossing folder by Gina Marie looks like little particles that float in the air that could be a virus. Idk...that's what I see. What do you think?
The die-cut is a Cricut cut
The patterned paper is by October Afternoon. (I have at least two other cards with this same patterned paper. I have a hunch that these were pieces of scraps that I couldn't throw away.)

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Watermelon Card

This is good card to represent summer fun.
I used a stamp by Unity stamp Co. I used distress markers on top of the stamp to get the multiple colors on the image.
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders and Cuttlebug 
The border is by Martha Stewart with vintage ribbon in the center. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

1963 All Green Pocket Pages Scrapbooking

I was typing up this blog post and it occurred to me that there is no date on this layout.
That won’t be a problem with all of the open space. Maybe I subconsciously left those areas blank.

The metal circles are by Stampin Up. Inside them are stickers by...darn it, I don’t remember. I threw the package away within the last week. I flip through my organizers daily. The organizers are separated by theme and they are the home to many sticker packs that I have been looking at for years. Now, do you think I can remember the brand? I will do a timed search to find them online. Timed search you ask? I set the timer on my phone and by the time that alarm goes off, I’m finished looking.
The patterned paper is by Recollections and old stuff by Provo Craft 

On the center 4x6, I used these transparent die-cuts. The flower one is by Maya Road and the smaller flower is by American Crafts. I set an eyelet in the center. The bouquet on the right is from Jolee’s a company of EK Success.

This page is a 4x4 pockets equaling 9 squares. I had the one larger photo that even if I cut it down it wouldn’t fit. I boldly cut the pocket open with an Exacto knife to fit the photo in with all the other relevant pictures. I love the results and that it is hard to see the the alteration unless your looking.
I received the glasses patterned paper in a ATC swap, bottom right. Isn’t it the cutest and perfect for the time frame. Haha, pun intended. The Christmas paper, bottom left is by Martha Stewart.
All of the alphabet stamps are from Lawn Fawn.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Gnome Card and 100th birthday banner

I made this card and banner for our grandma’s 100th birthday. 

There was a lot of time making this card. The gnome is a Cricut cut in my stash.
The gnome is an inside family joke
Edited-I did look it up and the gnome is from the cartridge Fresh Picked.

 The brick paper is from Recollections and looks like real brick. 
I made the grass paper from scraps. I inked them with distress ink and cut slits in the top. 
I used dimensional adhesives to give the grass multiple layers. 
The mushroom and flower are stickers by K and Co. 
The lattice on the left was inspired by the heritage photos I'm scrapping.
 I took a vine-like ribbon and weaved it into the lattice die-cut by Cricut. 

That ribbon has been in my stash for probably 5 years

The flowers on the vine were made with a punch from Marvy.
 It felt good to use a lot of old supplies. And have it come out so cute. 

I hadn't been entering challenges but have recently found a few blogs I like. This card is perfect for the summer fun challenge at:

I hoped Siri was correct. I stamped out those numbers. I love how it turned out.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Manly Monday Robot Power in Blue, Red and Yellow

I used stamps including the sentiment by Close to my Heart
I cut the ends of the red cardstock with decorative scissors.
I popped up the image with dimensional tape.
The patterned paper is by October Afternoon

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Worldly Cards Part 3

This is the last set of the world cards I made for a police department to show them some love and appreciation.
I used some bits and pieces from the previous cards that I posted

This starred paper is so old. I think it is by Making Memories
I set an eyelet and some ribbon inside
The right side has been misted with glimmer mist

Of them all, this is my least favorite. 
The background paper is too much. 
I like how I cut the sentiment die-cut in half. 
But maybe on a different card.
Patterned paper by October Afternoon

I don't love this one either.
 I think it's because I used two different Spellbinder die-cut shapes.

This last one, I stamped the edges with an old dance Stampin Up set.
The hello is a Heidi Swapp tag that I cut off the top.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Worldly cards Part 2

Here's set 2 of the cards with the world stamp by Tim Holtz
Same sentiment and same die- cuts as yesterday
The red, white and blue patterned paper is by October Afternoon
I added some brads and eyelets on a few.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Worldly Cards Part 1

I have a bunch of these world cards that I'm sending to a police station to boost their spirits. They need to know that there are people out there that appreciate what they do. 

I have three sets of these to post this weekend.

I used the Tim Holtz globe stamp. It's the smaller stamp.
I stamped the globe with Hero Arts ink and watercolored them in.
I made the sentiment with alphabet stamps by Lawn Fawn.
with the first four cards sentiments are heat embossed in white.
The die- cuts are mostly by Spellbinders. 2 Sizzix dies made their way into this batch.

This card below has a stenciled background with glimmer mist sprays.
That patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View
Blue star brad in center and corners are a square punch cut in half.

Pattered paper by Pebbles
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted
Square die-cuts are from eBay
Sentiment Die-cut is by Sizzix

This last card uses patterned paper by October Afternoon 
and a die-cut by Sizzix for the sentiment

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