Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stampin' Up Flower card

Another simple card that I will probably use for a birthday card. The Flower stamps are by Stampin Up and the leaf swirl is by Sizzix. I stamped them with Colorbox pigment ink and die cut out with matching dies. The patterned paper on the left is by Making Memories and to the right of it is washi tape by Darice. It's hard to see but to the right of the tape is a white on white border that I cut out with the Cricut cartridge Ribbons and Rosettes. The white cardstock base is by Recollections.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Large Christmas Tree card

Merry Christmas one and all! We are only 8 months away from the glorious holiday. The Christmas tree stamp was heat embossed with Versa Mark ink and Stampendous embossing powder.The green patterned paper is by Creative Memories. Then the one other thing I know is is the stamped sentiment by Hero Arts with ink by Stampin Up.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Manly Monday Blue Fish Cards

I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Stampin Up cloud embossing folder. The wave patterned paper is by American Crafts. I hand cut the wave pattern at the top edge of the patterned paper. The sentiment (size 3 1/4) is cut from my Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge out of Bazzill blue cardstock. The mini fish are also cut from Cricut but I'm not sure which cartridge. The hook is a Quickutz die and the fish is a Close to My Heart stamp. I stamped it in brown ink (SU) and colored it in with distress markers before cutting him out.

The second card is very similar except I cut the sentiment a part and used one of the small fish dies to house the letter U, which is a Freckled Fawn sticker. The background stamp is by Stampin Up and the side border is a Spellbinders die.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Blue Moon Bottle cap card

I love the bottle cap cards for those family and friends that drink beer. A lot of them save cool caps for me. One of our good friends will pick out a beer based on if the cap catches his eye. Grand Rapids, MI is considered "Beer City". We have soooo many breweries in this area. 

Anyways, the cap is matted with a circle punch (CM) and a scallop die (Spellbinders). The corner patterned paper is by Making Memories. The sentiment stamp (Hero Arts) is heat embossed in white onto a strip of blue cardstock. The other two cardstock are by Recollections.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Princess Vanellope Cards

I stamped a Stampin Up background onto white cardstock with Worn Lipstick distress ink. I inked the edges with the same pink and Peacock Feathers ink using an ink blending tool (Ranger). On pink thick mulberry paper by Darice I applied Dreamweaver Stencils white embossing paste to a stencil of a trophy. After it dried, I cut it out and inked the edges pink. I found some words in a magazine, which then, of course, I found better ones after I finished these cards. I added the words with Mod Podge and added some glitter on top of it. I got a little crazy with the glitter obscuring the words on two of them.

On white cardstock, I inked up a Stampin Up roller that looked to me like a checkered flag, with Bermuda Bay SU ink and rolled it several times before I was able to get it in a somewhat straight line. Not really but it is what it is. I cut it out and added the border on top of the card base before adhering the trophy to the left.

I printed the image of Princess Vanellope von Schweetz, a racer/glitch in the game Sugar Rush from the movie Wreck it Ralph. I found the image on Vintage and printed it out onto Canon photo paper. I also printer her out onto regular cardstock and liked the glossy much better. I trimmed down the image and matted black behind it. I popped the image up with 3M dimensional tape. The chipboard crown is either from Tim Holtz or Maya Road. Either way, I painted it gold with Adirondack Metallics Acrylic paint before adding the it behind her image. I added the key from my stash to the bottom.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birthday Blessings

I have another repurposed card that I've turned from a Mother's Day card to a birthday card.  HERE is what it looked like before and below you'll see I only changed the sentiment with a small heart to the left. Below is the inside which is a die cut by Elle's Studio and a stamp by Stamping Scrapping.  

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Purple Butterfly Card

My card today is an upbeat yet plain card. The background is dry embossed with a SU folder and then inked with distress ink. The butterfly is from the dollar bin at Michael's. I colored it in with colored pencils. The purple die cut is by Spellbinders and the white is by Lifestle Crafts. The pink cardstock is by Provo Crafts and then the velvet ribbon is from my stash.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Manly Monday Baby Boy Invitations

I made invitations for a baby shower and thought I would share them here. I cut all the little pieces out with my Cricut and assembled them with the different shades of blue. I stamped some with a few different Deep Red Stamps background stamps and a few by Hero Arts. Theblue line is a stamp by Close to my Heart and the sentiments are by Papertrey Ink stamped with blue ink (Ranger).

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Cards

I'm low on time as usual but wanted to share these ATC's with you. The backgrounds all use a Hero Arts  stamp with one heat embossed and the others just regularly stamped with a SU ink. I inked them with distress inks and I sprayed with water. I added mulberry paper, a digital stamp and a Jolee's cross. Thanks for looking. Have a great Easter.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Purple and Kraft Birthday Card

I stamped the kraft cardstock (Oriental Trading Co.) with white pigment ink (SU) and then a purple pigment ink (Colorbox). I die cut the purple and pink decorative circles from the Cricut cartridge Lacy Labels with patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View and cardstock by SEI. The HB die is one I bought through Ebay. I finished by wrapping purple fibers (EK Success) around each corner before adhering the panel to a kraft card base by Recollections.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Purple Birthday Card

I have another re-purposed card. I didn't change very much. You see  the previous card HERE.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stampin' Up flower cards

I made this set of cards with birthdays in mind but maybe something else will come up before a birthday does.

 I used an old Stampin Up stamp. This is one of those sets I just had to have and then used it once or twice before it started collecting dust. For the first card I colored it in with colored pencils and the second with Copic markers. Both cards share the same design with different papers.

In the first card : The red paper is by Creative Memories and the yellow cardstock by Die Cuts with a View. The frilly twine is wrapped around the bottom of the yellow cardstock and I can't get the cardstock to stick to the red. I used my strongest adhesive, Tesa tape, and it still won't stay down. I'm thinking I need to take the yellow cardstock off and add dimensional adhesive to it. 

Here is the second card and I think the patterned paper is by Recollections.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Peach Birthday Card

I have another repurposed card to share. HERE is the previous card and you can tell I didn't do much to make it into a birthday card. The yellow banner is a Stampin Up die that I stamped with a Lawn Fawn stamp. Then I added a glittery flower sticker by Martha Stewart. I stamped on the inside the Lawn Fawn word birthday and a Paper Smooches "To You" on a Spellbinders die cut.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dragonfly Card

I bought the dragonfly stamp off of Etsy many moons ago. I stamped it with Memento black ink and colored it in with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image out and then went over the edges with a black marker. The wooden frame is by Maya Road, red paper by Coredinations and yellow paper by Pebbles. I'm not sure what kind of card this will be which is why there's no sentiment.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Journey with a Suitcase

My ATC's today were from a previous swap. I inked the Ranger watercolor paper with different color distress ink. I stamped the map by Stampin' Up with black Hero Arts ink. I stamped the places/word stamp with Versa Mark ink and and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

The sentiment stamp and the one wheel tread mark are by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous and the suitcase is by Stampin' Up. It's a very old travel set. I colored the suitcase in with distress markers but not very well. The coin type thing is part of some old jewelry. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Manly Monday Manly Essence (Potty mouth warning)

My card today uses a digital image but I'm not sure where it's from. I printed it out onto Canon glossy paper. The background cardstock is by K and Co. The green and burgundy cardstocks are by Recollections. I'm not sure about the diamond patterned paper. 

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lacy Technique card

For my card today I dry embossed a piece of pink cardstock by Paper Reflections with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The off white die cut is by Spellbinders and the circle die is by Stampendous. The flower is by Imaginisce and on top of that is a Stampin Up flower stamp that I fussy cut and layered on top. The lace in the center is two pieces back to back that I adhered to a piece of striped paper by running the paper through a Xyron sticker maker upside down. Then I lined up the lace to the paper before burnishing on the back side and adhering to the card front panel.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Celebrate Card

I've been trying to beef up my supply of birthday cards that I have on hand. This one came together so easily. Both the sentiment and the flower stamps are by Stampin Up and stamped with distress ink by Ranger Industries. The circle die cuts are by Stampendous and I love how you can mix and match. Patterned papers by Die Cuts with a View, Basic Grey and Making Memories. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

May All your Wishes card

I have another birthday card today as part of my mass birthday card making to beef up my stash. The two patterned papers are by Recollections and K and Co. The stamped flower image is by Stampendous and I colored it in with colored pencils. I trimmed the image down and adhered it to a Spellbinders purple die cut. 

I wrapped a piece of purple/blue ribbon by May Arts around the patterned paper and stamped the sentiment with Ranger purple ink.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Manly Monday Birthday Plane

Sorry for the delay. My Manly Monday card uses a Sizzix Plane stamp, stamped in black, and cut out with matching oval die. I cut out the shape in the center with the Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge. That cartridge has some great shapes that don't require a ton of layering. I cut black paper to go on top of blue Creative Memories patterned paper. 

The next layer of paper is by Basic Grey and it is matted onto black cardstock (Recollections). The final layer is Coredinations frosted blue cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. The birthday stamp is by Stampin Up. I really took a chance on the sentiment. I had everything, and I do mean everything done with this card except the sentiment. I practiced many times before I got the courage to stamp it onto my card........and it turned out great or I should say, good enough for me. I hope you like it.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Growing Up with Friends and family

I have a layout to share today. I used my Cricut with cartridges Growing Up die by When I was a Kid and Friends and Family die cuts by Sophisticated. The circles are also Cricut cuts.

I used a stencil and distress ink by TH ink to create the left side of the layout. The quad sticker is by Jolee's. The "with" and "&" are letter stickers by Creative Memories.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Let's Celebrate Card

I have a very simple card to share today. The flower stamp is by Stampin Up that I colored in with colored pencils. I die cut the image out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. The border punch is by EK Success. The sentiment stamp and pennant die cut are by Lawn Fawn. The lined sticker behind the pennant is by Mrs. Grossman's. I cut the sticker on the top and bottom with decorative scissors. There are two yellow brads on each end.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Upcycled Happy Holidays Card

The Christmas card I have for today upcycles a Christmas card from our Uncle and Aunt. The border is a Spellbinders die cut out of Making Memories green paper. The image is a Stampin Up stamp with red ink. The green cardstock behind it is also by Stampin Up.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Best Dream Ever Cards

The ATC theme for last month was dream and I dream of the beach. The umbrella stamp is from my stash. After I stamped it in black, I colored it in with a Creative Memories pen (gold) and *** (aqua). I stamped the word "Dream" (Fiskars) in black and wrote the words "Best" and "Ever" with the same pens. 

The vellum sentiment on three of the cards is by Quick Quotes. The bubbles stamps on three of them are by Deep Red Stamps.

The real seashell on this card is from Florida but the die cut is from my stash.

The sand castle is by Lawn Fawn and tthe silver dollar sticker is by Mrs. Grossman's.

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