Saturday, February 27, 2021

Save the Purple Hello Card!

This card came to me in a bunch from Hubby's grandma. She knew that I liked to recycle cards and gave me every single card that she received.

The stamped front panel was also the card base and it was thin. 
It had some damaged edges, a crease in the white cardstock, and missing rhinestones.

I started by cutting off the front panel with the stamping. I love the stamping she did and may try something similar someday. 
Next, I matted the stamped panel onto two separate recycled cards. 
Below you will see pictures of the 2 recycled cards.

I made the sentiment on my Cricut using a purple glitter pen onto vellum. 
 The vellum helps cover the crease.
I always use a Xyron sticker maker for vellum. It's the best adhesive for vellum that I have found.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Laugh as much as you Breath...Card

I'm into the technique where you stamp an image with Versa Mark ink and dust Perfect Pearls on it.l It looks great with the background stamps.
The background stamp is an oldie by Stampin Up. The grey patterned paper, that I love is by Close to my Heart and the strip down the side is by Recollections. The sentiment die cut is by Cloud 9  (Fiskars)

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Laugh as much as you Breath Card

I'm into the Versa Mark ink.

I’m into the Versa Mark ink techniques lately. I have another one coming up on Manly Monday.

The background stamp is from Stampin Up 
Stamped with Versa Mark ink and dusted with Perfect Pearls.

The sentiment is by Cloud 9

The patterned paper is by Recollections and Close to my Heart 

The Background stamp...

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Saving the Earth by Up Cycling Pretty Cards

I did some more up cycling with store-bought cards. These cards are so cut and paste. 

I cut this cookie card front down and added the Creative Memories vellum sentiment.

Tada! Done with the first card.

Isn't this next card have a beautiful pattern? I cut it down and stamped the sentiment  by Hero Arts.

I just cut this next card down and planted it on a new card base.

This beautiful bouquet of flowers has great dimension but the card was huge. I trimmed it way down and then added the sentiment in the lower-left corner.

This last card was another cut and paste upcycled card.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Celebrate Cupcake card in Brown, Purple and Orange

 I found these pieces on my table and they matched so I put them together.
I’m guessing that the sentiment is by My Mind’s Eye. 

The patterned paper is by Sassafras Lass (cupcakes) and the polka dot paper is by Echo Park

The brown cardstock behind the sentiment is by Bo Bunny and I cut the corners off.


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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Love tag with Heart Card

My stash of anniversary cards was low and so when I had the love supplies out for Valentine's Day, I whipped up a few easy anniversary cards.

The word "love" was a die-cut tag by Heidi Swapp. I trimmed the tag portion off the top and made it into a rectangle. 
The red heart in the center was pink until I colored it in with Copic markers.

The patterned papers are from a Recollections pad at Michael's

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Pineapple Birthday using Draw and Cut on Cricut

I used the pens with my Cricut. I love the print and cut feature.

The patterned paper is a recycled Kleenex box

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

WERQ Friend Christmas Card scrapbook layout

Here's another layout for my Christmas Photo Cards Scrapbook.

The word "Friends" is vellum and is by Creative Memories

The circle punches are by Creative Memories. The letters and numbers are SU stamps stamped into each small circle. The zeros are buttons

The red patterned paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle and the green paper in the center is by Provo Craft.

I wanted to cover up a seam in the center of the layout.
 The translucent ribbon I pulled out was too see-thru. I needed something else to cover the seam but not take away from the green ribbon.

So I came up with this, I put the rick rack inside the center of the green ribbon and folded it in half.
I used a glue gun to adhere it all together and to the paper.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Beach Toys cards

The stamp is by SU. I colored them in with Distress Markers to get different colors on each item.

The sand patterned paper is by CM the water paper is unknown

On the inside, I put a Hero Arts sentiment stamp that says 
"Sending Warm Wishes"
Both are cards to donate.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

"hi" with my own Background Card

The sentiment stamp is by Lawn Fawn Harold alphabet

The die-cut heart punches are by Creative Memories

The patterned paper is by me. Just hearts with letters in them.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Manly Monday Paint chip Sample trees Card

The card is just as the title reads. 

The tree die-cuts were bought off eBay
I did ink them with distress ink. 

The green border sticker is by Creative Memories.

Something we say when playing cribbage:
 Fifteen 2, Fifteen 4, 
That's it there ain't no more.
The last line describes this card.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's Day Cards

I die-cut some more Valentine's Day cards using my Cricut.
This one was easy. I cut it out, inked the background paper, and glued it back together.

On this purple card, I used too much glue and it seeped out the side. I had to fix it by gluing a heart on top of the problem.

For the Love Struck Card, I stamped a background stamp onto the background with Versa Mark ink. I dried it with a heat tool before inking the inside card.

And then there's this one. Ugh!!
When I glued the sides down there was a lump between the two cardstocks. This is where I rolled my eyes. 
It wouldn't come apart without ripping the paper.
I cut it down the edges which removed the bulge between the card and the inked background. 
Everything was wonderful and
So I stamped the inside sentiment with black ink and when 
I lifted that stamp off the card base and the card fells backwards onto the black ink pad.
Enter four letter words.
OMGoodness! Really? 
Screw It! and I sent it out anyway. The little boy will be more into the stickers and maybe doing that with his hands than the card's F-up. The black on the wrist kind of looks like a bracelet.

The kicker...The mail lady didn't grab all of the cards I had put in my mailbox for pick up.
Sometimes you just can't win.

Time to wash my hands and move onto the next project.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Cricut Valentine's Day Cards

Here a couple of Valentine's Cards that I cut out using my Cricut. 
It took a little bit of time, patience, and finesse to glue the intricate heart background onto the cardstock without glue getting everywhere.
I do love my Cricut when it cuts out designs like these so beautifully.

The sending stamp is by Lawn Fawn The bird stamp is by Stampin Up. I colored it in with colored pencils. The die-cut is by Spellbinders.
The pink LOVE sentiment is a Circut cut adhered to black cardstock.

For this next card, I used a Sizzix die-cut and inked the inside before taking the paper out. The "Sending" is a stamp by Lawn Fawn, the word "Paper" is an alphabet stamp set by Technique Tuesday and the word "Hugs" is a sticker by Flair.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Orange ribbon border and flower up cycled card

In these three cards, I use the same type of die-cut called a slider and they are by Colorbok. I received two packages of these from someone that was downsizing their stash.
All of the ribbons used are from my stash
The outside cards use a background stamp by Stampin Up with Distress Oxide ink (I think)

The first card:
Border punch by Fiskars
The "patterned paper" is a recycled Kleenex box
The flower is from my stash

The second card:
The "Love" sentiment is a sticker by Fiskars
The heart on a Polaroid picture looking die-cut is by American Crafts
Then background stamp over Coredinations cardstock

Last card:
The third layer whichever way you count it is patterned paper by Provo Craft
Square die-cut is from eBay
I'm not sure about the sentiment stamp

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Jewelry Heart Be Mine Card

I have a lot of things to up-cycle from my Mom's and my MIL's stash. This little stash item got glued onto a card.

The sentiment is by is a SU stamp set with matching punch

The die-cut Elle's studio and Spellbinders

The center panel is cardstock stamped with a SU wheel in red

I haven't used those in a while

I have to tell you about the sentiment stamps 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Xmas Card Scrapbook Big Tim

Another Christmas card page is done.
Big Tim and my hubby went to college together. He lived close to hubby and had the same major. Therefore, they car pooled.

The number stamps are by Stampin Up and they are stamped inside a Bazzill border that I took apart

The patterned paper left to right:
Craft Smith (Michael's)
The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
and Bo Bunny

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Natures Borders

The stamp is called Natures Borders by Deep Red Stamps. I colored it in with Copic markers

The patterned paper is by K and Co.

I cut a frame out of the patterned paper and placed the image behind it. 

This card has been heavily inked with distress ink

The cording is from my stash.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Mimi 1st Communion 2 page layout

I have a 2-page layout for today. This is my MIL in her younger years.

All of the labelings are done with alphabet stamps by Lawn Fawn 

The die-cuts on the 1st page are by:
Letters by Quickutz 
Numbers by The Girls Paperie 
Corner punch by Marvy 

The patterned paper is vellum by K and Co.
Flowers and brads from my stash

2nd page:
The dry embossed frame is by Provo Craft (Omgoodness! That thing is so old. Happy to use old stash)

The doilies are by Doodlebug, Stampin Up, and Little Yellow Bicycle.
And then the sentiment at the bottom was a recycled bookmark. 

Doily paper by Basic Grey 

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Two Birthday cards Yellow Lots of candles and Purple Flowers Card

I have two more birthday cards to add to my collection of upcycled store-bought cards

The sentiment stamp is by Stampendous

The cake is from a recycled card that I fussy cut out.

I used a recycled circle from a card that my grandma received. It was falling off the original card and worked well to cover up the words my sister.

The flower background is a recycled card.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Ice Cream Cone Best Wishes Card

I love ice cream. My favorites are Dairy Queen Blizzard and Culver's Concrete Mixers
How about you? What is your favorite dessert?
My card:
I have no idea where this stamp came from. I did color it with Copics and fussy cut it out

The sentiment is by Cricut

The die-cut is by Spellbinders

The patterned paper is by Papertrey Ink (polka dots) and Creative Memories (green) a journal box inked with distress ink.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Go check these out these cards

I would like to share a few posts for you to go check out.

These lovely ladies comment on my creations all of the time. Many thanks to you.

Hooked Born to Fish Calendar Layout

The calendar layouts are finally done and were sent out with only 2 hiccups.

My nephew moved and BIL came into town. I paid for postage on both. Oh well.

The die-cuts are actually Creative Memories punches squares and circle 
Stickers by Karen Foster 

The fish brad inside the squares is by Around the Block

The fish patterned paper is by Accord Publishing and I’m not sure about that background paper but from what you can see of it, it’s perfect for a guy-type layout.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Polka Dot Hi Upcycled Card

Such a simple card but it would brighten someone's day.

The polka dot pattern is from a thank you card.

 The sentiment of the word Hi is a thick epoxy embellishment that fits into that circle perfectly.

All I need to do now is make a padded envelope.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Trees with long trunks Cards

I seriously do not know where these tree stamps came from. 

If I'm not remembering, then I either stamped them with someone else's stamps, or the stamps are old and I don't own them anymore.

The first card uses a border punch by Fiskars

The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and Provo Craft

The embossing plate in this card is an old way of dry embossing that I could do in my Cuttlebug but not in my Gemini.

The die-cut with diagonal patterned paper by Echo Park is an eBay die

I freehand drew the snow piles in the back of the trees and added some distress ink to make the sky blue. I colored the trees with Copic makers.

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