Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ho Ho Ho

Today's card was created for the latest Jingle Belles card challenge. The challenge is to create something with Santa Claus on it. I created my card by layering some fun, festive patterned papers from the Doodle Bug Home For The Holidays 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I added a small strip of green cardstock from the American Crafts Christmas cardstock 6x6 paper pad to the edge just to break up the patterned paper. I stamped the adorable little Santa onto some Copic friendly cardstock and colored him using my alcohol markers. I die cut him out using an x-edge die by Gina Marie Designs. I die cut another of the same panels using the green cardstock. I layered them together and stamped the greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Gnome For The Holidays at the bottom. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in rhubarb crumble for some fun interest. I finished the card by adding a fun dotted border that I die cut using more of the green cardstock and a fun little Papertrey Ink die. I hope you like it!

Thanks A Melon


My second card was created for the latest Just Us Girls photo challenge. I created my card by layering some pretty floral patterned paper from the Pebbles Be Mine 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then created a focal panel using Stampin' UP early espresso and Staples heavy weight white cardstocks. I created a pretty open scalloped border at the bottom of the panel using a Fiskars punch. I stamped the sentiment using Gina K passionate pink ink and a Studio G alphabet stamp set. To create my watermelons I die cut some scalloped circles using a Spellbinders die. I then layered on white circles that I die cut using a Spellbinders circle die. Using a smaller pierced edge My Favorite Things die I die cut some more patterned paper from the same paper pad and layered them onto the circle stacks and then cut them in half. To complete my card I layered the watermelons in a wonky pattern using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I hope you like it!


Winter Greetings

Summertime is here in Southeast Missouri and I've been spending a lot more time outdoors playing and working. As a result my creative mojo has suffered. But we are under a heat advisory here today so I opted to spend the day indoors creating. Today's card was created for the latest Send A Smile 4 Kids card challenge. The challenge, Christmas in July, is to create a holiday card appropriate for a child. I wanted to keep this simple since I will actually be donating this card and opted to not include an interior greeting. To create my card I started by layering some pretty red snowflake patterned paper from the American Crafts Very Merry 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut a fishtail banner using a Jillian Vance die out of white cardstock and adhered it onto the patterned paper. Using the Lawn Fawn Claire's ABC alpha stamp set I stamped the word Winter onto the banner using Gina K Design ink in red hot. I then stamped the word greetings in Memento tuxedo black ink using one of the greetings from the Stampendous Snowy Stacks stamp set. I then stamped the little elf from the same Stampedous stamp set, colored him using my Copic alcohol markers, fussy cut him out, and popped him up off of the banner using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. To complete my card I added some black dashed lines all around the card and banner. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hope Your Day Is Magical-SAS4Kids

My second card today was created for the latest Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge. To create my card I started by masking off a small rectangle in the center with painters tape and ink blended some Tim Holtz distress ink in spun sugar using a foam blending tool. Then, using my Misti stamping tool, I stamped the sentiment from The Greeting Farm Magical Day stamp set at the bottom of the inked focal point using Versafine onyx black ink. Using Tim Holtz distress ink in picked raspberry I stamped the tiny hearts from the same stamp set. I then stamped the adorable unicorn from the stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock, colored it using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut the image out. To add a bit of sparkle and shine I went over the sentiment with my Sakura clear gelly roll pen and then added some clear Wink of Stella to the unicorns mane and tail. I popped it up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals to complete my card. I hope you like it!


Yay, You!

Hello, and Happy 4th of July! Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players challenge. To create my card I started by layering some textured cardstock from the Ki natural cardstock 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut some fishtail banners using patterned papers from the K&Company Graduation 4x6 paper pad using a Jillian Vance die. I layered them onto my card at an angle and then stamped the graduation cap and sentiment from the Stampin' UP Pomp & Circumstance stamp set onto a small panel using both Versafine onyx black ink and Memento London fog grey ink. I matted that panel using more of the same Ki cardstock and popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape. I added a few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in ebony and some black dashed lines around the card and panel to finish it off. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Season's Greetings

My second card today was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of teal textured cardstock by Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then layered some real red cardstock from Stampin' UP and some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye 'Tis The Season 6x6 paper pad on top for my non-traditional Christmas colors. I then die cut a simple circle using a Spellbinders die and inked it up with some Tim Holtz faded jeans distress ink. I then die cut a snow bank using white cardstock and a Paper Smooches border die. I layered it onto the circle panel and adhered a cute little snowman sticker that I picked up on a clearance rack at Michael's last year. I then stamped the trees from the Simon Says Stamp Merry Trees stamp set onto the panel using Memento dewdrop inks. I prepped a strip of the teal cardstock with my EK Success powder tool and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Holiday Hellos stamp set using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using some Recollections white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip down to a fishtail banner and popped it up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I added a few cute clear rhinestones to the snowman and to the tops of the trees and a some black dashed lines around the focal panel and the inner panel of the card for some added interest and that completed my card. I hope you like it!


Just For You

Today's card was created for the latest AAA Cards Challenge. To create my card I started by layering on some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white card base. I then embossed a piece of gunpowder gray carstock from Hobby Lobby using a large polka dot embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts. Before adhering the panel to the card I wound some pretty pink baker's twine from The Twinery and tied a bow near the top. I then stamped the large sentiment from Stampin' UP's Botanicals For You onto a white piece of cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and die cut it using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things. I die cut a few pink flowers using Stampin' UP's Floral Fusion Sizzlet die. I adhered them to the oval panel using glue dots and added some clear rhinestones from Recollections to the centers. I mounted the whole oval panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and that completed my card. I hope you like my card and I thank you for visiting my blog today!