Friday, June 29, 2012

Inspired Card

It's another great Friday and a fabulous CAS-ual Friday challenge.  This weeks challenge is to use two circles.  I'm hoping brads don't count!  The wonderful sponser this week is The Twinery.  Since I prefer to use twine instead of ribbon, I couldn't wait to play along.  This inspired card features a beautiful and bright circle fabric sticker by American Crafts, it's from the Amy Tangerine collection. 

Inspired Card Supplies: White cardstock, patterned paper by American Crafts (Amy Tangerine collection, Charlotte's Shade, 35684), inspired fabric sticker by American Crafts (42242), bright green twine by Doodlebug Design Inc., green glitter brads, and foam tape.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Owls Love Card

My love... what a great sentiment.  On the inside of this card I could stamp Happy Anniversary, Happy Valentine's Day, or whatever sweet thing comes to mind.  These cute owls make a great focal point for this card.  This owls love card was made using the Freshly Made Sketches weekly sketch and a love theme for the Moxie Fab challenge

Owls Love Card Supplies:  White cardstock, dusty pink cardstock, red cardstock, black cardstock, mini heart punch by Creative Memories, Block Art owls stamp by Stampendous! (V193), black dye ink by Stampabilities, sentiment stamp by TPC Studio (Little Lovin set, 2009985), VersaMark watermark stamp pad, Zing! embossing powder in white, heat tool by The Paper Studio, Copic markers (C5, E00, E15, R59, R83 and colorless blender), Gelly Roll pen in clear star, and foam tape.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Little Bird Hello Card

I am back again today with another Moxie Fab challenge.  The challenge is to create a Hello card using stamping as your main focus.  This Little Bird Hello Card contains five stamped images and a little fussy cutting.  I kept with the trend of using a kraft card base but I had to add a little pop of summer colours. 

Little Bird Hello Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Kraft cardstock, cream cardstock, lucky limeade cardstock by Stampin' Up!, pink cardstock, aqua cardstock, and yellow cardstock.
  • Stamps: Floral image on flowers by Judi Kins (2936E), hello sentiment by Inkadinkado (60-60049, Everyday Expressions Cling), and little bird image by Hampton Art/Studio g.
  • Inks & Markers: Classic stampin' pad in crumb cake by Stampin' Up, Copic Markers (B02, R83, RV34).
  • Other Stuff: Double-edge vine trim punch by Martha Stewart Crafts (42-70018), Cricut machine for large flowers cut from Storybook cartridge and circles from George and Basic Shapes cartridge, boho blossoms punch by Stampin' Up! for the small flower on birdhouse, glitter aqua brad, rhinestones, and stampin' dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Congratulations} Card

The Moxie Fab challenge today is to create a Congratulations card with stamping being the main focus.   So, I used three wonderful colours and my new Lacy and Lovely stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I stamped the image repeatedly on white cardstock and then embossed it with the swiss dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

{Congratulations} Card Supplies:  Pool party, lucky limeade, rich razzleberry, and white cardstock by Stampin' Up!, classic Stampin' pads in the same colours, Fiskars upper crest edge punch, Lacy & Lovely stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug,  Texture Boutique by Sizzix, congratulations sentiment stamp by Hampton Art, glitter brads, and dimensionals.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Emboss Resist Card

This weekend I purchased a copy of Stamp It! by Paper Crafts Magazine.  In this wonderful magazine was an example of the emboss resist technique on a card by Windy Robinson.  I have been tempted to try this before but never have.  So, tonight I took the plunge and created this emboss resist card.  This card is being entered into the Moxie Fab World thank you card challenge.  Now it's your turn to try this technique.

Emboss Resist Card Directions:
  1. Make card from white cardstock, finished size: 4.75" x 6.5".
  2. Trim olive cardstock and adhere.
  3. Trim black dotted swiss cardstock by Bazzill Basics, corner punch (Fiskars Budding Flower decorative corner lever punch, 01-005479), and adhere.
  4. Using a VersaMark watermark stamp pad, stamp decorative image (Hampton Art , PS0662, Double Vision) on white cardstock.  Emboss image using Stampendous! Pearlustre embossing powder in Translucent Pearl (EP150) and heat tool by The Paper Studio.
  5. Sponge image with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint by Ranger (TIM20233), wipe image with paper towel to remove leftover ink from the embossed areas, trim edges, and layer with white cardstock.
  6. Stamp thank you sentiment (Hampton Art, 2009-10-23) with black dye ink, fussy cut image, layer with olive cardstock and fussy cut again.
  7. Wrap and secure ribbon around image, tie as desired, attach sentiment, and adhere with foam tape.

Made a Difference Card

If everyone would send one card to someone who has made a difference in their life, we could possibly save the postal service from financial difficulties.  Sometimes it's the small things people do for us that we want to recognize and a thank you card doesn't always do the trick.  I think that's why I love this wonderful sentiment so much.  This made a difference card was made using the colors from the CR84FN color challenge.  So,don't delay put a card in the mail today!

Made a Difference Card Supplies: White cardstock, patterened paper by K & Company (Jubilee designer mat pad, 30-388826), patterned paper by Bo Bunny (Little Miss Jamayka, 12LMJ620), Bazzill Basics cardstock (Rope Swing Dotted Swiss, 8-820), eyelet border punch by Stampin' Up!, Cricut machine, Cricut cartridge (George and Basic shapes, used to cut 2 1/2" circle), sentiment stamp by Hampton Art (Made a Difference, PS0126), classic stampin' pad in Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up!, Spare Parts paper flower brad by The Paper Studio, and stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Many Thanks Card

This week the ColourQ challenge was just that, a CHALLENGE.  I have to admit I struggled with these colours.  My stash of inks and markers were not suited to this colour palette. Finally, I came across a sketch challenge at Cardabilities and this solved my problem.  I was able to work with the paper I had and the two challenges worked well together for this many thanks card

Many Thanks Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Vanilla cardstock and island indigo cardstock by Stampin' Up!, patterned paper by K & Company (Julianne designer mat pad, 30-657113) and Crate Paper (Random collection designer pad, RD989).
  • Stamp: Inkadinkado (98300).
  • Ink: Dusk blue pigment ink by Martha Stewart Crafts.
  • Other Stuff: Mini flower punch by Creative Memories, pastel dots dimensional stickers by Sticko (52-20021), and stampin' dimensionals. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pink Paisley Birthday Card

Hooray for Friday!!! I have the day off today. I thought I might delay laundry and other chores and make a card for the CAS-ual Friday challenge.  It's not like the laundry is going anywhere, right???  The challenge this week is called Pretty in Pink.  It seems I use flowers and butterflies a lot.  So, I went with something different, the classic paisley.  I hope you like my pink paisley birthday card with a little bling. 

Pink Paisley Birthday Card Supplies:
  • Paper: White cardstock and pink cardstock by Core'dinations.
  • Stamps: Paisley stamp by Inkadinkado (95784, top & bottom paisley) Paisley stamp by Stampabilities (D1104, middle paisley), and classic messages by Hero Arts (CL414).
  • Inks: ColorBox pigment stamp pad in Orchid by Clearsnap (15034).
  • Texture: Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder, Texture Boutique by Sizzix, and Stampendous! Pearlustre embossing powder in Translucent pearl.
  • Other stuff: Heat tool by The Paper Studio, rhinestones by Recollections, and dimensionals.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wildest Dreams Card

The challenge today is from The Play Date Cafe.  It is a color challenge using black, blue, and white.  My mood was a little "wild" today and that lead to this wildest dreams card.  I don't naturally gravitate to blue, but I love the zebra pattern paired with blue.

Wildest Dreams Card Supplies:  Black cardstock, blue cardstock, white cardstock, zebra patterned paper by The Paper Studio, Fiskars scalloped edge punch, EK Success butterfly punch, zebra background stamp by Stampabilities (UR1020), VersaMark watermark stamp pad, Zing! black glitter finish embossing powder, heat tool by The Paper Studio, blue rhinestones by Recollections, computer, printer, blue ribbon by The Paper Studio, and dimensionals.

When I saw the blue in this picture, I just went with it.  I guess the definition of "splash" is open to creative interpretation. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

50th Anniversary Card

There is no better occasion to celebrate than a long lasting
marriage.  My great grandparent's were married for seventy-one years before my grandmother passed.  Throughout my life I've always admired the couples who can make it work.  To celebrate fifty years of wedded bliss is truly a milestone.  I made this 50th Anniversary Card using the Freshly Made Sketches weekly challenge sketch

50th Anniversary Card Supplies:  Recollections pearlized gold folded card (4.5" x 6.25"), Recollections gold foil paper, specialty papers by The Paper Studio, ivory cardstock, Recollections gold glitter tape, Cricut machine (the Cricut was used to cut the ovals and numbers), Happy Anniversary stamp by Stampabilities (FR1035), hearts and flowers corner stamp by All Night Media (371F, this stamp has been in my collection for a very long time), VersaMark watermark stamp pad, Stampendous! pearl white translucent embossing powder, gold metallic pigment ink, heat tool by The Paper Studio, mini heart punch by Creative Memories, gemstones by The Paper Studio, and dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bird Thinking of You Card

Well, I can tell you one thing that doesn't work.  Trying to watch the NBA Finals and make cards at the same time.  This card took me over three hours to make.  Obviously, I watched the game more than I worked on this Bird Thinking of You Card.  I used the Sweet Sunday sketch and patterned paper from the Little Miss paper collection by Bo Bunny.  I debated on using cream or pink for the background paper behind the bird stamp, so I tried something different and went with pink.

Bird Thinking of You Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Light pink cardstock, Bo Bunny patterned paper (Little Miss Brenna, 12LMB668 and Little Miss Jaquoya, 12LMQ613), and lucky limeade cardstock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Birds Galore by Inkadinkado (97625) and Classic Messages by Hero Arts (CL414).
  • Inks: VersaMark watermark stamp pad and classic stampin' pad in early espresso.
  • Texture: Zing! embossing powder in Chestnut (27140)
  • Other Stuff: Heat tool by The Paper Studio, light pink tag by Martha Stewart Crafts, birdcage die-cut by Bo Bunny (Little Miss Noteworthy, NWL781), brown jute string, rhinestone brad, glitter flower, pink adhesive pearl, and dimensionals.

Although the Thunder didn't win, I ended up with a great card even if it did take me three hours to complete.

Monday, June 18, 2012

International Bazaar Card

Today is Monday.  That means it's time for another great challenge from MOJO Monday.  This week features a great sketch designed by Mary Fish.  I was excited to open my new designer series paper and Lacy & Lovely stamp set from Stampin' Up! for this challenge.  The International Bazaar collection features beautiful rich colours and great design elements.  I debated on using a sentiment or leaving it blank, but I decided a Hello sentiment works great because you can turn it into whatever occasion you need.  I really love how the International Bazaar card turned out. 

International Bazaar Card Supplies:
  • Paper: White cardstock, rich razzleberry, lucky limeade cardstock and International Bazaar designer series paper by Stampin' Up!
  • Texture: Fancy fan embossing folder and rich razzleberry 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon by Stampin' Up! and Sizzix Texture Boutique.
  • Stamps: Lacy & Lovely stamp set by Stampin' Up!
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in lucky limeade, rich razzleberry, and early espresso.
  • Bling: Rainbow gemstone assortment by The Paper Studio (item #317693).
  • Other Stuff: Scissors, adhesive, Cricut machine, Cricut cartridge (George and Basic Shapes), and stampin' dimensionals.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bird Thank You Card

This week the Paper Players are celebrating their 100th challenge.  The challenge was to pick your favorite challenge over the last couple of years.  Since I just recently joined the online card blogging world I went through and found a great sketch by Anne Marie Hile from challenge #65.  The end result is a bird thank you card featuring the Stampin' Up! bird builder punch

Bird Thank You Card Supplies:  Ivory cardstock, vintage floral designer series paper by Stampin' Up!, pool party and lucky limeade cardstock by Stampin' Up!, pearl white gemstone cardstock by Core'dinations, Cricut machine (2 1/2" circle and floral image), Cricut cartridge (George and Basic Shapes and  Straight from the Nest),   bird   builder   punch    (117191) and boho blossoms punch (119858) by Stampin' Up!, language of friendship stamp set by Stampin' Up! (122752), classic stampin' pads in crumb cake and lucky limeade, rhinestones, and dimensionals.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Live, Laugh, Love Card

The Live, Laugh, Love sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado is one of my favorites.  It's been awhile since I've used it, so I was really happy when it fit perfectly into the design for today's card.  The paper I used for the live, laugh, love card is from the new Hello Sunshine collection by Bo Bunny.  I absolutely love the mix of bright colours in this collection. 

Live, Laugh, Love Card Supplies:  Yellow cardstock, patterned paper by Bo Bunny (Hello Sunshine Little Things, item #12HSL354, Hello Sunshine Daydream, item #12HSM378, and DOUBLEDOT designs Coral Vintage, item #12CRV869), cream cardstock, white webbed ribbon by Creative Impressions, sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado (91698), pigment ink in blue dusk by Martha Stewart Crafts, corner rounder, die-cut flower image by Bo Bunny (Hello Sunshine Noteworthy, item #NWH491, leaves cut with Cricut machine (Straight from the Nest cartridge), and dimensionals.

The pattern paper, die-cut accents, and ribbon were purchased at Sooner Scrapbooks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Love You Zebra Card

Is there such a thing as a "craftaholic"?  Well if there is, I may be one!  Here is my second challenge card for the day.  This love you zebra card was made for The Paper Players colour challenge.  I used my go-to design element of the wonderful zebra pattern.  I love the lucky limeade colour in zebra stripes!

Love You Zebra Card Supplies: White cardstock, gray cardstock, lucky limeade cardstock by Stampin' Up!, melon colored shimmer cardstock, classic stampin' pad in lucky limeade by Stampin' Up!, zebra background rubber stamp by Stampabilities (UR1020), eyelet border punch by Stampin' Up!,  lace ribbon  by Celebrate It  (219067, at Michaels),  2" circle punch, full heart punch by Stampin' Up! (113693), ColorBox chalk ink in Charcoal by Clearsnap, TPC Studios clear sentiment stamp (Greetings ST93416), and stampin' dimensionals.

Hello Sunshine Card

Today in Oklahoma it's a warm 91 degrees.  I can definitely tell that summer is almost here.  The sun was my inspiration for the hello sunshine card.  I used the sketch provided by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and got a little creative with rick rack.  I hope you enjoy my sunny card!!!

Hello Sunshine Card Supplies:  White cardstock, blue cardstock, clouds patterned paper by Paper Pizazz (HOTP-20012), yellow glitter cardstock by Core'dinations (GX-CT250-12, Five Star), computer, printer, metallic medium rick rack by Wrights (429 001, Rainbow),  baby rick rack  by Wrights  (400 086, Canary), Cricut machine (3"circle), ZOTS small adhesive dots, and dimensionals.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Handmade Anniversary Card

The challenge for today is a color challenge from CR84FN.  My first creative thought is not at all what I ended up with.  Funny how that works sometimes.  I had several papers that I could have used but I decided to play with ribbon today.  The picture doesn't really show that the broad ribbon is an ivory shimmer ribbon that I layered with a pale yellow ribbon.  An elegant look is what I was hoping to achieve with this handmade anniversary card.

Handmade Anniversary Card Supplies:  Pale yellow cardstock, gray texture cardstock, gray glitter patterned paper by DCWV (The Linen Closet Matstack, MS-003-00055), random ivory shimmer ribbon, pale yellow ribbon by Offray, gray satin ribbon by Essentials (865-5078), flower Belle Button by Dritz (BB966), Happy Anniversary stamp by Stampabilities (FR1035), and London Fog dye ink by Memento (ME-901).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Handmade Father's Day Card

Only a few days left to make that perfect handmade Father's Day card.  This weeks colourQ challenge features a great mix of colours.  The photo of the tie inspired me to keep the theme manly.  I went to the craft store today and I was trying to find a stamp that reminded me of things my father and I did together and then I saw the tricycle.  My father would push me on my tricycle before I learned to peddle and then he pushed me again when I learned to ride a bike.  When I started thinking about it, my father pushed me through a lot of things in my life.  So, the tricycle stamp came home with me.

Handmade Father's Day Card Supplies:  Navy cardstock, patterned paper by Carolees Creations (12915, Blue Scratch Dots), blue cardstock, lucky limeade cardstock by Stampin' Up!, white cardstock, tricycle stamp by Stampabilities (G1116), black dye ink by Stampabilities, Copic markers (B34, C5, E00), classic stampin' pad in lucky limeade (I water colored part of tricycle), paint brush, computer, printer, lucky limeade twine by Stampin' Up!, and foam tape. 

Polka Dot Birthday Card

Using polka dot patterned paper in your card creations can be a lot of fun.  When I read this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge, Sweet Spot CFC56, I knew exactly which polka dot paper to use.  I've been waiting for the right challenge to use this bold polka dot pattern from the Emma's Shoppe Collection by Crate Paper.  This polka dot birthday card is my attempt at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Polka Dot Birthday Card Supplies:  White cardstock, polka dot patterned paper by Crate Paper (ES868), red cardstock, white glitter cardstock, Cricut machine, Cricut cartridge (Straight from the Nest, for red flower), Blossom punch by Stampin' Up!, Boho Blossoms punch by Stampin' Up!, rhinestone brad by The Paper Studio, red net ribbon by Creative Impressions, TPC Studios clear sentiment stamp (Greetings set, ST93416), dusk blue and ocean pigment inks from ink stack by Martha Stewart Crafts, and foam tape.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fishing Father's Day Card

My father-in-law is the fisherman in our family.  Since I'm pretty sure he won't be looking at my blog I thought I would share the Fishing Father's Day card I made for him.  This card was super simple to make and would be easy to duplicate if you have access to a Hobby Lobby store.

Fishing Father's Day Card Directions:
  1. Make card from cream cardstock or use ready made card.  Finished size: 5" x 6 1/2".
  2. Trim pebble patterned paper (item #154534, The Paper Studio) 1 1/2" x 6 1/4", trim small fish on blue patterned paper (item #444471) 3 6/16 x 6 1/4", align papers and place a couple of pieces of tape on the back to secure, ink edges, and adhere to card.
  3. Trim gray cardstock, trim cream cardstock, ink edges of cream cardstock, layer, and adhere to card.
  4. Adhere fishing stickers (SPJJ102 by Jolee's).
  5. Stamp Happy Father's Day sentiment (C4666 by Hero Arts) with black ink, layer with gray cardstock, and adhere with foam tape.
All supplies from Hobby Lobby.

You're Amazing Card

I can't believe it's Monday again.  My hubby and I took a few days off last week and for some reason the days seem to go by quicker when you're not at work.  I enjoyed our time off.  But, why is it you're exhausted after vacation?  We took today off to rest after our trip.  To help me relax, I took some time this morning and created this You're Amazing card for the MOJO Monday sketch challenge.

You're Amazing Card Supplies:  Cream cardstock, patterned paper from the Ooh La La designer paper pad by My Mind's Eye (item # OLL6X6), off white cardstock, lucky limeade cardstock by Stampin' Up!, aqua ribbon, 3/4" & 1" circle punches, 1 1/2" & 2 1/2" circles, and filigree design cut with Cricut machine, Mixed Bunch stamp set by Stampin' Up! (125537), classic stampin' pads by Stampin' Up! in lucky limeade, calypso coral, and pool party, You're Amazing sentiment clear stamp by Basic Grey (245-90095), clear rhinestones, and dimensionals.   

Sunday, June 10, 2012

You're So Sweet Card

Nothing says summertime like ice cream! So, if you're looking to add a little sweetness to your cards try using this digital stamp from The image was perfect for a You're So Sweet Card. This card was made using the sketch for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

You're So Sweet Card Supplies: White cardstock, patterned paper by My Mind's Eye (Check Her Out, item # JD1004), red cardstock, pool party cardstock by Stampin' Up!, digital stamp, computer, printer, classic stampin' pads in pool party, calypso coral, and lucky limeade (I used the stamp pads to watercolor the ice cream scoops), paint brush, Copic markers (colorless blender, E00, E15, R29 and R83), colored pencils (golden yellow and harvest gold), corner rounder, decorative corner punch, Fiskars upper crest edge punch, 1 1/4" scalloped circle punch by Marvy, 1" circle punch by EK Success, You're So Sweet sentiment stamp designed by Beth Gunnell, lucky limeade twine by Stampin' Up!, and dimensionals.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ladybug Thinking of You Card

This weeks ColourQ challenge included a fun mix of colours.  Looking through my stamps I found this cute ladybug stamp set that was just begging to be used.  The colours in the challenge are just perfect for a butterfly, dragonfly, and ladybug thinking of you card

Ladybug Thinking of You Card Supplies:  White cardstock, lucky limeade and island indigo cardstock, by Stampin' Up!, red glitter cardstock, swiss dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug, Texture Boutique by Sizzix, scalloped edge punch by Stampin' Up!, rubber stamps by StampCraft (dragonfly 440D375B, ladybug 440D378A, butterfly 440D375A), Zing! black embossing powder, heat tool by The Paper Studio, classic stampin' pad in lucky limeade, sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado (everyday expressions, 60-60049), 1" circle punch by eksuccess, 1 1/4" scalloped circle punch by Marvy, red felt rick rack ribbon, challenge colour markers, and dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Super Dad Card

Does your dad like Superman?  Then a super dad card would be perfect for him.  Make it for Father's Day or a birthday.  You will need a few special tools to make this card.  It was made using a Cricut machine and the Cricut Superman™ cartridge    (291071).  Be prepared that this card takes some time to get all the little pieces aligned.  I used a skin white Copic marker (E00) on white cardstock to make the skin tone for Superman's face and hands.  A Xyron create-a-sticker makes the small pieces easier to adhere. 

The finished size:  5" x 6.5".  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Lace & Pearl Just for You Card

There are only hours left to enter the Moxie Fab World Doilies & Lace challenge.  I bought this lace & pearl ribbon several weeks back with the intent to make a card for this challenge.  So, I sit down tonight and made sure I got it done.   

Lace & Pearl Just for You Card Supplies:  Ivory cardstock, cream cardstock, sandstone cardstock, Tim Holtz regal flourishes embossing folder by Sizzix, Texture Boutique by Sizzix, ColorBox chalk ink in creamy brown by Clearsnap, TPC Studios cling stamp (Vintage Greetings, 2011903), lace and pearls ribbon by Simplicity, floral embellishments by Recollections and dimensionals.

Handmade Thank You Card

One of my new favorite things about Monday is participating in the MOJO Monday sketch challenge.  Last week I found a great color challenge and I thought I missed the deadline, but I didn't.  So, today I combined the two challenges.  A MOJO Monday sketch challenge and the CR84FN color challenge.  The final result was a handmade thank you card with butterflies and rhinestones.

Handmade Thank You Card Supplies:  White cardstock, patterned paper by The Paper Studio (Tiny Sketchy Ornate), patterned paper by K & Company (Sweet Nectar designer mat pad, 30-657083), amethyst gemstone cardstock by Core'dinations (GX-GEM350), glitter gray and textured gray cardstock by DCWV (Latte cardstock matstack, MS-003-00042), Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut machine, Cricut cartridges (Straight from the Nest and George and Basic Shapes), butterfly punch by Martha Stewart Crafts, twine by Stampin' Up!, epoxy brad by The Paper Studio, clear sentiment stamp by Hero Arts (CL414, classic messages), ColorBox chalk ink pad in lavender and charcoal by Clearsnap, rhinestones by Recollections, and stampin' dimensionals.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Congratulations Card

There is only one day left to enter the Moxie Fab World Damask & Brocade Challenge.  This congratulations card was made with the Moxie Fab and CAS-ual Fridays bling challenge in mind.  One of my favorite colours in aqua and when paired with black it makes a very classy combination. 

Congratulation Card Directions: 
  1. Make card from black cardstock, or use ready made card.  Finished size: 6.25" x 4.5".
  2. Trim aqua cardstock slightly smaller than card and adhere.
  3. Trim glitter damask paper by Recollections (178562), and off white cardstock; use VersaMark stamp pad to stamp image (97633, floral flourishes by Inkadinkado) and heat emboss with Zing! black glitter finish embossing powder.
  4. Stamp sentiment (CL414, classic messages by Hero Arts) with ColorBox blue lagoon chalk ink by Clearsnap. 
  5. Punch hole for layered paper flowers, tape the two pieces together, wrap and secure ribbon (Offray, #103676 from Michaels), attach layered paper flowers with brad, and adhere to card. 


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Groovy Gingham Birthday Card

There is only a couple of days left to enter the Moxie Fab World Gingham Challenge.  Last week I bought this pink gingham and groovy flower paper to make a card for this challenge.  So, I decided to make this groovy gingham birthday card to add to my stash.  I decided to keep this card simple.  I didn't use dimensionals or bows to make this card easy to mail.

Groovy Gingham Birthday Card Supplies:  Blue cardstock, white cardstock, patterned paper by heidi grace designs (01-001465T), pink gingham paper by Recollections,  Cricut machine, Cricut Storybook cartridge, black dye ink by Stampabilities, clear stamp designed by Adam Pescott, happy birthday sentiment clear stamp by Hero Arts (CL414), Copic markers (colorless blender, B34, E00, E15, R83 & RV34), and rhinestones by Recollections. 

Bling Swirls Birthday Card

When I first started making cards one of my main forms of embellishments were dimensional stickers.  I was looking through my stash last night and decided I needed to utilize what I had on hand.  I found a new package of Jolee's boutique pastel swirls (50-20923) that are fun and have bling.  My oldest niece is turning fifteen this next week and I needed to make a card for her.  So, I decided to make her this bling swirls birthday card for another shot at the CAS-ual Fridays bling challenge.

Bling Swirls Birthday Card Supplies:  White cardstock, pastel pink glitter cardstock, Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers (pastel swirls repeats, 50-20923), TPC Studios clear stamps (Greetings, ST93416), ColorBox pigment stamp pad in Orchid by Clearsnap (15034), Stampabilities pigment ink pad in light pink (711366) (I mixed the two ink colors because one was too bright and the other was too light and I didn't have something in between), Stampendous! Pearlustre translucent embossing powder (EP150), heat tool by The Paper Studio, and foam tape. 

Inside sentiment