Friday, January 23, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi,  I came across this card and realized that I hadn't posted it yet.  I used it as a thank you card but it would also make a good Valentine's Day card!  I used an Impression Obsession die called Heart Stems.  To make it look more like a bouquet, I cut the stems out of various colors.  I also cut some out of white card stock so I could layer the stems to make some of them thicker.  Then I cut the stems out of a craft card stock background to build the bouquet on!!

Thanks for stopping by today,  have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Get Better With Age

I saw this card in an Impression Obsession advertisement a few years ago...I bought everything to make it...and never did until now!  I wonder if any of you do things like that??!!  I made it now because I thought it was perfect for friends who like wine as much as I do!  I like how all of the stamps coordinate with each other.  Here is the front of the card...

There is a little pocket on the front of the card to hold the wine bottle.  If you wanted to, you could write a special message on the back of the bottle.  That would be cute!  I didn't have a die to make the pocket so here are the measurements in case you ever want to make one...
     •  Cut card stock 3"x 4 1/2"
     •  Stamp grapes in random pattern 
     •  Holding in landscape position, score at 1 1/2 and 3 1/2
     •  Turn so card is in portrait position and score at 2 1/2
     •  Fold 2 sides in and fold bottom up
     •  Using fold lines as a guide, cut out rectangular section on the bottom right and left
     •  You should be left with a flap in the center section. Angle both sides of this flap so it         
         will fold up neatly and won't show from the front.
     •  Glue or tape back seam and bottom flap
     •  The mat for the pocket is 1 7/8 x 2 3/8

Here's a picture of the wine bottle out of the pocket...

This is the inside of my card.  I found the sentiment on-line and used my computer to make it.  The side is decorated with Washi Tape!

Please comment if you have time.  I love reading what you think!

Thanks for visiting. 

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Impression Obsession:  Leigh Hannan Flourish, Grapes, Wine Bottle 
               and Wine Vine (they have a clear set now that includes all but the flourish)  
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up: Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry and River Rock
Inks:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Old Olive
     Grapes on pocket: V06, V09, V17
     Wine bottles: V04, V06, V09, V12, V17,  YG17 & YG67
     Cork:  E43 & E45
Miscellaneous:  ribbon, washi tape, clear Stickles glitter glue 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Delicious Birthday

Here's another MFT die called Bring on the Cake!  This die set has lots of options for the kinds of cake you can make with it from very formal to very casual.  I decided to make a pretty 3 layer cake for my friend for her birthday!  I used mirror card stock to make the cake plate and Pan Pastels with a stencil to put dots on the cake and I was really happy with both!

The bling is from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  They have it in lots of colors.  This was my favorite color but I liked the others, too.  The button is from Papertrey Ink.  They have two sets that you can mix and match to make vintage looking paper cute!  I used MFT Pierced Circle Die-namics to make the Kraft circle behind the cake and added yellow Stickles to make the flames on the candles glow!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Cozy Bear Christmas

This is the card that I made for Christmas this year.  This polar bear makes me laugh and it's fun to dress him in different sweaters!  I like using acetate and it gave this card a 3-D look that I really like.  I used white acrylic paint to put dots on the acetate and on the dark blue card on the back.  There is about an inch between the two pieces that give this card a lot of depth and makes it look like the funny bear is standing outside in the snow!

It was tricky to take a photo that showed the 3-D effect.  I hope you can see it in this one!

I wanted the cocoa cup to be popped out so I stamped his hands, cut them out and then glued them on with a piece of foam tape behind the cup so it could be rounded. 

Here's a close up...

Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: Cougar Opaque white, SU Night of Navy, acetate
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cool Day, Stampin' Up - Festival of Trees, Purple Onion - Joy to the World
Inks: Momento-Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up-Handsome Hunter
Copics: sorry, I forgot to write them down
Miscellaneous: White acrylic paint, glitter, foam tape, pink chalk

I'm glad you took the time to visit!

More Tags

Here are some tags I made using a retired Stampin' Up set called Tags for All.  

Here are some close up pictures...

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Tags for All (retired)
Cardstock:  Vanilla, white, red & green
Copics:  R27, YG09, YR68 and N2
Miscellaneous: foam tape, gold cord, Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Dots

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Festival of Trees Tag

I needed a little tag for a gift I was sending up to my Dad and made this one using Stampin' Up's Festival of Trees.  I've used this set a lot this year.  The trees are a great size and look wonderful all decorated and the punch makes cutting them out sooo easy!  Here is my tag...

I used card stock from my scrap folders and stamped the tree, punched it out and then decorated it with Peel Off glitter dots from Elizabeth Crafts.  I colored some of the white glitter dots with Copics.   Then I added a greeting, a little glitter ribbon and a string and it was done!  Here's a close up picture.  

I was lucky enough to arrive at the post office during a lull and had only 3 people ahead of me!!  Imagine that on the Saturday before Christmas!  It made me a happy girl!  I was expecting to be in line for an hour :)

I hope your holiday chores are close to completion so you can enjoy family and friends at this very special time of year!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Let It Snow

I saw a wonderful card on the Lawnscaping Challenges blog this week and had to try it!  It is an entry in the White on White challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!  I have a ton of Lawn Fawn stamps but of course I didn't have the ones used for the sample card.  I wasn't going to let that stop me from making the card though!  You can see the inspiration card by Yainea here.  You will have to scroll down a bit to find the inspiration card but there are some other great entries to this challenge for you to enjoy, too!  Here is my version of the card.  

I really like how the acetate shaker part is like looking into a snowstorm!  I took a trip to Micheals and Hobby Lobby and found a good assortment to make the snow more interesting.  I used chunky glitter, mica flakes, white and silver sequins, silver star sequins and pearl micro beads (they've been in my stash forever)!  Here's a close-up of the shaker part...

Here is another close up picture taken at an angle.  You can really see the micro beads in this one.  They help to move everything else around and tend to keep static cling in check.  Putting the letters on top of the acetate causes a shadow of the letters on top of the "snow" inside the window!  Love this effect!

I had a hard time photographing this card to show how sparkly it is...but this shot came out better.  Pretty!!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Cougar Opaque 80 lb., Red and green scraps
Dies:  My Favorite Things: Stitched Rectangle Stax, Little Lowercase Letters; 
          Impression Obsession: Holly Leaf Cluster
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss
Miscellaneous: clear chunky glitter, clear mica flakes, silver and white sequins, silver star sequins, pearl micro beads, acetate, foam tape

Thanks so much again to Yainea for the inspiration!  And thanks to you for visiting, please come again!