Monday, July 21, 2014

Snappy Birthday

A friend posted a message on Facebook about a mom asking for birthday cards for her soon to be 6 year old son, Danny.  It seems he has an inoperable brain tumor and all he wants for his birthday are cards.  I'm really glad that I saw this in time to get a card out to him.  In case you want to send one, too…here is the information.

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

Here is the card I sent.  I used a cute set from Stampin' Up called Crab & Company.  






































Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up - Crab & Company
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Pink Passion, Craft an black, watercolor paper
Inks:Stampin' Up - Craft White, Memories - black 
Markers:  Assorted Tombo Markers
Dies : Spellbinder circles
Miscellaneous:  Small circle punches, ribbon, chalks for sky & ground, ribbon, white gel pen (for shrimp eyes), washi tape

Here's a picture of the inside of the card.  I used my computer to make the message because I didn't have a stamp that said what I wanted to say…and then I decorated the inside with washi tape.  I'm loving using Washi tape to make the inside of my cards more interesting.  If you are like me, you get so busy making the front of the card cute that you forget the inside until you have everything cleaned up.  Washi tape is so quick and easy and adds just a splash of color to tie it all together!



























Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a "Snappy Day" too!

Janet

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Red, White & Blue

For this card I pulled out my brass embossing stencils from Lasting Impressions.  I haven't used them in ages.  I know you can use your Big Shot to emboss them, but I like using my light box so I did it the old fashioned way!  The little flip flops are so cute and so Florida!!  I needed some red and white striped paper to make it look more patriotic and I didn't have any so I got out some white, a red marker and my metal ruler (it has cork on the back so the marker won't bleed underneath) and I made some.  It was pretty easy and just what my card needed :)






































Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Stampin Up Night of Navy 
Inks: Distress Inks: Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany
Embossing Templates: United We Stand, flip flops (sorry no longer available)

Miscellaneous: star punch, red marker & metal ruler (to make striped paper)

I hope you like it.  Have a great holiday!
Janet


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Graduation Card in a Box

It's that time of the year again!  Everyone is talking about graduation.  When I saw the new cap and diploma dies from MFT, I thought they would work great in a graduation box card.  I really liked how it turned out.  I used girlie Gator colors and added some streamers and stars and it looks like quite a party!  







































I used an MFT border stamp cut into pieces for the streamers!  Here's a side view….





































Supplies Used:
Stamps: My Favorite Things -  LLD Happy Graduation
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, Blue & white floral decorative paper, Gator paper and Cougar Opaque white
Inks: Versafine - Black
Dies :  My Favorite Things LLD Graduation Accents & Looped Border Dies Spellbinders classic Oval & Scalloped Oval Dies 
Miscellaneous: Star Punch, acetate

Thanks for stopping by today!

Janet





Monday, April 28, 2014

Making Soup

I had to come up with a card for a project day with friends and since I've been wanting to try making a recessed window card I decided to do that.  I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers  and played around with it until I made it work and felt confident enough to teach it to a group. Thank goodness for the video that Splitcoast provided, it made figuring the card out so much easier!  You can view the tutorial here.  Because of the construction, I think this card would have to be hand cancelled so it will take a little extra postage to mail, but it's so cute it's worth it.  Even though the recessed window is only a quarter inch deep, I found it to have a lot of space for layering.  It has potential for all different types of scenes.  I'll be making more of these :)  I kept this one on the simple side because of limited time for my project.  I made 2 different cards to give my friends a couple of options.  





































Because of the construction, you have to decorate the left inside of the card…






































Here are some close ups.   Can you see how much space there is for layering?  I used two pieces of foam tape behind the chef and one more to pop the pot out.  That means there could be at least 3 layers within the window!  I added a MFT banner made out of Graphics 45 paper to add a little embellishment to the frame.








































Here's the other card.  The chef stamps are from Inky Antics.  They are still available for purchase but I couldn't get a direct link from the website.  If you do a search for "clear stamps" then go to page 22 you should see the set.  Here is the number and name…10983LC, Stovetop Cooking Chefs Clear Set.  I also used an MFT border die to embellish this window










































































I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol mineral spirits to color all of the images and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) to edge around all the white pieces.  Hoping this inspires you to do some stamping!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Janet

Groovy

I cased this card made by Taylor VanBruggen of Taylored Expressions.  I just loved the paper and the bright colors!  My husband had a VW bug when we were dating so they have a special place in my heart!  I usually make 4-6 of the same card when I get busy stamping.   I only have one of these cards left and I'm sending it tomorrow, so I figured I better take a pic and post it before putting it in the mail.  Kind of takes you back in time…doesn't it?   






































Thanks for visiting, have a good week :)
Janet

Uptown Girl - Posh Has a Present

I just love the Uptown Girl collection by Stamping Bella!  This stamp was perfect to make a birthday cards for one of my best friends and for my niece!   Here's a link if you need to have this sweet stamp!  It's called Posh Has a Present.  






































I used Copics to color her and added a cityscape die cut from My Favorite Things at the bottom!

Thanks for visiting :)
Janet

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hi Friend

Tried my hand at a Mojo Monday card sketch today.  It took me a long while to try sketches for inspiration, but once I tried them I was hooked!  Here's the card…






































I used Ellzybells stamps.  I really miss that company, their stamps are so cute.  
Thanks for visiting!

Janet