Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Christmas Tunes" stamp of the month card - a shimmery ornament.

Oh my, the holidays are fast approaching!  It's not too early to start making your Christmas cards.  Close to my heart has a great stamp of the month for October called Christmas Tunes.

I used one of those images in a Stamp of the Month Card Swap I participated in.  Here's the card I created.

I didn't have the actual Christmas papers yet when I created this so I used some of the Enchantment Fundamentals papers and I think they worked just great!

It's not easy to capture on camera but the "ornament" image is stamped on shimmer cardstock.  I started out with plain White Daisy cardstock and colored over it with our Clear Shimmer Brush.  Once that was dry I stamped the image and colored it in with our Shin Han markers.

It's a fun effect and very pretty in person.  Also, instead of using the bow image that came with this stamp set, I used our new Thin Cuts Ribbon Border and cut just the bow portion out of our Red Glitter Paper.  I love how it sparkles along with the Silver Glitter Paper accent in the background.

I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to hand make a Christmas card yourself.  I will be using some of the other images in this set for more cards this year.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hello - a fun card to color

Hello!  Here's another card from my latest "Dreamin' Big" card workshop.

Although this card does not use any "Dreamin' Big" papers, I still stuck with the color scheme of the paper pack.  The stamp set is called "Dreamin' Big - Scrapbooking".

As you can see I only colored part of the flowers in each of the letters.  I mainly did this because this was for my class and there were 10 people sharing my markers.  The coloring takes a bit of time, so I thought only highlighting some of the flowers was a great solution.  What do you think?

Since this is a card with lots of flowers, I've entered it in two challenges:
The "April Showers"challenge over at the "Heart 2 Heart" blog.  You can find it HERE.  
The "Spring" challenge over at the "Between the Folds" blog.  You can find it HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this card, I had fun making it.  Come back soon.  

Paper: Glacier, PoppyWhite Daisy cardstock

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Butterfly Thanks

Here's another card from my "Dreamin' Big" card workshop.  I pinned a card on Pinterest a long time ago and finally used it as my inspiration.  You can see that card HERE.

Isn't it fun?  I just love these colors in the "Dreamin' Big" paper pack.  It reminds me that flowers and better weather are just around the corner, right?

The "thanks" is a Thin Cut.  I cut the word twice in black and layered them on top of each other.  I think it gave the word a bit more depth in person.  I also added two strips of black & white "Jeepers Creepers" washi tape.  The tape is not currently in the catalog but it is still available on my website under the "Going Soon" tab.

I also used inspiration from a fellow consultant Nancy Ball and used a black journaling pen on my butterflies.  I think it makes them pop more, especially with this "Dreamin' Big" paper.

Isn't this a cute set?  I'm looking forward to making many more cards with this set.  I especially like that I have the matching Thin Cuts to make cutting those bugs out just that much easier.

Well, that's all for now.  Stop by again soon to see more of the cards from my workshop.  Ciao!

Paper: Dreamin' Big, White Daisy cardstock

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I think you are Tea-rrific!

Oh my, I've been MIA on my blog since October!  Yikes!  Life goes by so quickly sometimes.

Well, March is almost over and I wanted to share a card I created using the March Stamp of the Month called "Tea-rrific".  It's such a fun set.  It's great for Mother's Day or for a friend that loves tea.  It's great for coloring or paper piecing.

Many of my regulars in my card class do not need Mother's Day cards so I opted for one of the other sayings for this card.

Fun, right?  I paper pieced the teacup and saucer and used our Shin Han markers on the flower and tea bag tag.

The scalloped circle was popped up and the teacup was popped up on top of that as well.  The tag was attached with a little piece of baker's twine and a couple of bitty sparkles were added for a little bling.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Dreamin' Big, Poppy & White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: "Tea-rrific" March 2017 Stamp of the Month
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Shin Han Markers: 
Embellishments: Bity Sparkles
Other: Baker's Twine, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes

Monday, October 31, 2016

Have a Monstrous Halloween! card in a box

Happy Halloween everyone!  I thought I'd better share this "card in a box" that I did for my September card workshop before Halloween passes us by.

Isn't this cute?  This was the first time I've ever made one of these.  I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack and the Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set and Thin Cut bundle to create all of those cute monsters.  Since the card-in-a-box doesn't open like a traditional card, I added a panel on the back so you could write your message.

These cards can be made to fold flat to fit in an envelope.  I made sure mine was a finished size of a regular A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  I put it in a cellophane sleeve to show you.  I found instructions for making this size HERE.

I had a couple of people in my class that didn't need Halloween cards so they opted for a Birthday message instead.  They did everything else the same, just changed out the sentiment (I had larger rectangles cut for them because the birthday sentiment is a bit taller.)  Here's a closer look at the "Monstrous Halloween" bundle to see other options.

I hope you enjoyed this different type of card.  I've entered it over at the "Heart-2-Heart" challenge blog for their "Jeepers Creepers" challenge.  Go check out all the other fun Jeepers Creepers creations.  You can find them HERE.  Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Beach Days Happy Birthday Card

Hello.  It's another "Throwback Thursday" card.  This is a fun card I made for a class several months ago.  I used the now retired "Beach Days" stamp set and "Regatta" paper pack.  Unfortunately I can't remember which set the "Happy Birthday" banner came from.  I'll update this if I find it.

  I cut the octopus, beach ball and banner shapes with the Cricut Artistry cartridge.  It was fun to layer the beachy images at the bottom of the card.  I added a little baker's twine under the banner for some extra dimension.  Of course bling is always a fun addition, so I added some clear sparkles for the octopus' eyes.

Here's a closer look at the "Beach Days" stamp set.

That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Regatta paper pack (retired), White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: D1684 Beach Days (retired)
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Baker's Twine (other)

Friday, October 21, 2016

"Thankful for You" Swan Lake Thin Cuts card

Hello.  I wanted to share another of my cards from my September card class.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

The papers used were all from the "Swan Lake" paper pack (I told you I loved this paper).  The images are from the "Thankful for You" stamp set.  I purchased the bundle that included the coordinating Thin Cuts as well.  The Thin Cuts are run though a die cut machine (I have both a Cuttlebug and a Big Shot).  It's a quick alternative to fussy cutting (which, those of you who know me, know I love to do), but for classes, this is a bit faster option.

Pretty cute, right?  I love to have some dimension on my cards and it was easy to do with these images.  I just popped up the swan's wing and a flower with some foam adhesive and added a couple sparkles and voila! 

Here's a look at the "Thankful for You" bundle.  They come packaged together, so you won't misplace one or the other.  And the thin cuts come on a magnetic sheet, which is awesome.

I'm entering this card in two challenges: 
The "Swan Lake" challenge over at the Between the Fold Challenge blog, HERE.
And this week's Color My Heart Color Dare challenge, HERE.

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by.  See you soon!

Paper: Swan LakeBlack, Peacock & White Daisy cardstock
Other: White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Stitched Oval dies (by CottageCutz)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"Happy Fall" woodland critters card

Happy Fall y'all!  Here's another fun card we made in my September card workshop.  I wanted to use these cute little critters on a card the minute I saw them.

I used my favorite patterned paper from the Swan Lake paper pack and an embossed woodgrain paper from the Rustic Home paper pack.  The woodgrain just seemed so fitting for these woodland critters.

The "Happy Fall" sentiment word bubble is a Cricut cut on the CTMH Artistry cartridge.  I stamped each animal on it's own white daisy square and did just a tiny bit of paper piecing on the raccoon.  He definitely needed the black bandit mask.  Lastly some silver sequins and sparkles were added for that little something extra.

Here's a closer look at the "Woodland Critters" stamp set used.

I've entered this card in two different challenges:
The "Woodgrain" challenge over at the "Heart 2 Heart" blog.  You can find it HERE.
The "Swan Lake" challenge over at the "Between the Folds" blog.  You can find it HERE.  

I hope you liked what you saw.  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Hey there Pumpkin!

Now that's a fun sentiment.  This is one of the cards we made in my September card workshop.  For this card I used the "Swan Lake" paper pack and the CTMH stamp set called "Autumn Wishes".  I'm in love with the "Swan Lake" paper.  I just can't get enough of the black mixed with these fall colors.  

I just love the pumpkin images in this set too.  I was inspired to create the pumpkin layers by a card made by the talented Brenda Rose.  You can see her card HERE.   For the base of the card and the sentiment I used CTMH's Kraft cardstock.  I also cut a strip of black glitter paper as an accent and tied a small knot on the stem of the pumpkin using Fern thick twine.

Here's a closer look at the "Autumn Wishes" stamp set...

I hope you enjoyed this card.  I've entered it over at the "Between the Folds" blog for their "Swan Lake" challenge.  You can find it HERE.  Thanks for stopping by.

Inks: Black, Goldrush
Embellishments: Fern Thick Twine

Friday, October 14, 2016

Flashback Friday: "Zoe" Thinking of You card

Hello.  I seemed to have missed "Throwback Thursday", so I'm doing a "Flashback Friday" card this week.

This is one I created quite a while back using the now retired "Zoe" paper pack.  I loved this paper and made many fun cards with it.  This particular card was totally inspired by one of my favorite fellow CTMH Consultants, Lisa Stenz.  Her work is always fabulous.  You can see the inspiration card HERE.

I thought this was a really fun card fold as well, something you don't see everyday.  I really liked the sentiment script as well.  The sentiment came from the now retired stamp set called "Sincere Expressions".

Well, that's all for today.  If we don't lose power with our stormy weather we're having, I hope to take some more photos of some recent cards after work tonight so I can get back to posting.  See you soon!

Paper: Zoe paper pack (retired)
Stamps: A1146 Sincere Expressions (retired)
Inks: Slate
Other: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (retired), White Daisy Cards & Envelopes