Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Joy Owl Card - TMS #624

Good day! This time of year it can be hard to focus on one holiday. One day I feel like making something for Halloween, the next it's Christmas or possibly Thanksgiving. There is no method to my madness! So, this week I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge to create a pair of Christmas cards. I thought the sketch was perfect for the owl image by Pink & Main. Plus, when I designed this sketch the idea of using two pieces of 6 x 6 patterned paper was on my mind. The polka dot piece was cut at 4" and the red cut at 2", that gives you the opposite pieces leftover for a second A2 size card. We would love for you to join us this week! The design team created some wonderful inspiration with a variety of occasions. For all the challenge details and to see the design teams creations click HERE. Just remember to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!🎄

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Black Cat Halloween Card

Good day! So far I have about half the cards made for Halloween that I need to send to family and friends. I really enjoy using the Hey There Pumpkin stamp set by Unity Stamps. It's super easy to color and I like the size of the image. For this Black Cat Halloween Card I only used scrap patterned papers that were on my craft desk. It's really a simple card and I adhered everything flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🎃

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Bluebird Fall Card

Hello! I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of fall and the cooler weather. Only a few more days to wait!🍂

While in my craft room yesterday I knocked over a stack of paper and found a inky background paper I made with distress inks a few years back. So, I decided before I lose it again that I would use it. It's layered behind a birch tree die cut using a die from Simon Says Stamp (S655). The images are from the Garden Friends stamp set by Hello Bluebird, except for the leaves they were in my stash of extras. All the images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. A hello fall sentiment (retired Stampin' Up!) was added and I inked some antique linen distress ink around the edges. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!🍂

This Bluebird Fall Card is entered into the following challenges: CCEE Stampers (Use a Mushroom), Crafty Gals Corner (Hello Fall!), Creative Knockouts (Wings and Things or Furry Friends) and Simon Says Stamp (Lots of Layers).

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Glowing Spooky Card

Good day! I think Halloween cards that glow in the dark are extra fun. So, I cut out the Spooky word die with glow in the dark paper. This Glowing Spooky Card is a mini slimline design which is 3.5" x 6". The owl and the ghost images are from the retired stamp set by Newton's Nook called Boo Hoo. Using the flying bats stencil by Newton's Nook with black distress ink and gray cardstock for the background. A tombstone from the Halloween Party stamp set by Hello Bluebird was added along with some black die cut grass and that's it. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. This was a pretty easy card, so I plan on making multiples for family and friends. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!🦇

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fall Card - TMS #623

Hello! The official start to fall is only 8 days away. That makes me happy! To add another fall card to my stash, I used this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and I made my card a mini slimline design (3.5" x 6"). First, I picked out my paper from the Welcome Autumn paper pad by Carta Bella and then decided on the accent colors. After stamping and adhering my sentiment by Impression Obsession, I felt the card needed something else. Then I remembered these embossed leaves that have been in my stash of extras since 2016 when I made this Sympathy Card. It was time they made it onto a card and this was the perfect Fall Card for them. Some copper metallic thread was added and that's it. We would love for you to play along with the sketch this week. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🍂

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Spooky Card

Okay... it's not that spooky, but it's about as spooky as my cards get. Hope you're having a great day! The Inky Paws challenge is a Halloween theme and the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use stencils and my stencils get neglected. So, I decided to use the bats stencil by Newton's Nook to make this mini slimline Spooky Card (3.5" x 6"). The ghost image is also by Newton's Nook from the Boo Hoo stamp set (retired) and the headstone is from a Hello Bluebird set called Halloween Party. Some black die cut grass and a spooky word die from Simon Says Stamp and that's it. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🦇

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Black Cat Card

Good day! I'm ready for fall to arrive because that means Halloween is soon to follow. Making cards for Halloween is one of my favorites. It must be the colors and black cats! 

This Black Cat Card features an image by Unity Stamps called Hey There Pumpkin and I paired it with black cat patterned paper from the Bootiful Nights paper pad by American Crafts (2016).  Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. 

Challenges entered: The Crafter's Cafe (Anything Goes), Two Old Bats (Anything Halloween) and Watercooler Wednesday (All About Occasions).

Thanks for stopping by!🎃