Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Stocking for Cardz 4 Guyz

Greetings! It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week the theme is Christmas Stockings. For my card I decided to use a shaped card using a retired Christmas Stocking Bigz die from Stampin' Up!. Using the Big Shot the stocking pieces were die cut and adhered together. The colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla. The patterned paper was called Be Of Good Cheer and like the die it is also retired. However, most of it can be found on eBay.

We would love for you to join us this week! Click here to visit the creations from the design team. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

My Christmas Stocking is entered into the following challenges:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Give Thanks Card for MOJO372

Good evening! I had today off and between errands I spent some time in my craft room. It's been awhile since I've played along at Cards in Envy and Mojo Monday so today I printed out the Mojo sketch and made this Give Thanks Card.  

Give Thanks Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze cardstock, patterned paper from Color Me Autumn dsp and retired Neutrals dsp.
  • Stamps: For All Things stamp set.
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pad in Cajun Craze and Antique Linen distress ink by Tim Holtz.
  • Other Stuff: Needlepoint embossing folder, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 2" circle punch, leaf brad by The Paper Studio and stampin' dimensionals.
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Casual Fall Thank You Card

Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a relaxing weekend and I'm also hoping you will have time to make a card for this weeks challenge at The Paper Players. The amazing Ann has a wonderful Clean-and-Simple Thank You challenge for us this week. To start my card I chose the colors from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge to use Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. Then I remembered a layout from a previous card I made. It was from 2012 and featured an emboss resist leaf that I really wanted to duplicate using the PPA colors. I retrieved the retired French Foliage stamp set and went to work. The Crushed Curry background paper is from the Color Me Autumn dsp and to change up the design a bit, I added three Candy Dots and used the Itty Bitty Banners Thank You sentiment. Finally, I've kept a Clean-and-Simple challenge, well... clean-and simple.

Click here to check out the designs from the rest of The Paper Players. We would love to see your card in the gallery! You have until Friday, November 21st at NOON (PST) to link up your creation. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quirky Turkey Card Take Two

Hello! I have one week to get all my Thanksgiving cards done. If I would have know earlier in the year that I would go back to work full-time, I wouldn't have procrastinated. Oh well! I am thankful I have a fun new job and it adds an element of fun to have a short deadline. Earlier in the month I made a Quirky Turkey Thanksgiving Card and at the same time I printed out several images and stamped several sentiments. So, I decided to make another Quirky Turkey Card. The image is by Doodle Pantry and comes pre-colored which works perfectly when time is an issue. The patterned papers are from the Pumpkin Patch and Sweater Weather collections both by DCWV. I kept the layout simple with a center focused design. For detail I did some stitching on the green panel and added some Candy Dots. All in all this was a pretty easy card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day/night!

This Quirky Turkey Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Masculine Give Thanks Card

Fall colors are wonderful to create masculine cards. So, take advantage of the season and join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz for our theme Thanksgiving/Thankful. For my card I chose to use the Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! It truly is a classic and perfect for masculine cards. I used the rock-n-roll technique for the leaves of the tree using More Mustard and Cajun Craze inks. The patterned papers are from the Sweater Weather collection by DCWV. I dug through my punches and found the leaf punch from Creative Memories. I added a touch of Frayed Burlap distress ink onto the leaves to darken the edges. The final details were adding the three Candy Dots and the Give Thanks sentiment from the Stampin' Up! hostess/freebie set called Good Greetings. The sentiment was punched using the word window punch and layered onto the modern label punch both by Stampin' Up! I kept the layout simple and let the paper and colors do all the work.

To check out the inspiration from my fellow designers at Cardz 4 Guyz, just CLICK HERE. I hope to see your card in the gallery. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

I'm entering my card in the fall photo challenge at {PIN}spirational

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Merry Little Christmas Card for The Paper Players

Hello friends! It's beginning to sink in that Christmas will be here shortly. There is only six weekends left to get all the shopping done. In the past I would be done with my shopping before Thanksgiving, however in recent years I've waited to the last weekend and knocked it out in a day. This year I started early but I definitely won't be done by Thanksgiving. I would love to hear your approach to Christmas gift shopping!

When it comes to card giving at Christmas I only make handmade Christmas cards for immediate family. I give the card to them with their gifts. I love seeing their faces when they open their cards. For the rest of my family and friends I'm still mailing my stash of store bought cards. For years before I started making handmade cards I loved to buy boxes of cards at after Christmas sales. Needless to say, I still have years worth of cards.

Okay, enough of my rambling! Today is the start of a cozy color challenge hosted by Sandy at The Paper Players. The colors are perfect for a Christmas card. I used the new Festival of Trees stamp set and Tree Punch by Stampin' Up! The Cherry Cobbler colored background dsp is from the Festival of Prints paper stack from 2012 and the Mossy Meadow  paper is from the current All Abloom paper stack. I added silver heat embossing to trim the tree along with three clear rhinestone basic gems and a clear star. Then I adhered the focal panel to a scalloped circle created using a die by Spellbinders. Lastly, I punched and adhered the sentiment. That's it! We sure hope you will join us this week. For more inspiration from The Paper Players make sure to visit their blogs. To enter your card in the challenge you have until Friday, November 14th at NOON (PST). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Relax... Masculine Card

Hello and happy Tuesday! It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week we want to see Technology Toys for the Boyz featured on your cards. For my card I used a digital image by San's Designs called Resting Dude. The image was colored with my Copic markers and Stampin' Blendabilities markers. I played around with my patterned papers before I settled on these from The Paper Loft. In the end the colors and patterns worked well with what I wanted to create. The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion and was stamped with Memento black ink. Everything else was simple details... a big brown brad, five Candy Dots and a couple of punched details.

Now, click here to check out the inspiration from my fellow design team members at Cardz 4 Guyz. We would love for you to join us this week! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

My Relax... Masculine Card is entered into the following challenges: