Sunday, March 29, 2020

You're So Smart

Hello and happy Sunday! I hope everyone is well and staying safe amidst our national COVID-19 crisis. Today's card was created for the latest Cardz 4 Galz and Watercooler Wednesday card challenges. I was in need of a graduation card so I thought it would be fun to create a card using this adorable image and sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company's Lil' Smartie Pants stamp set. I stamped the image and sentiment out onto white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it to match the patterned paper I planned to use. I die cut it into a circle using a Little B circle die set. I cut down some Stampin' UP's crumb cake cardstock into an A2 card base and adhered some pretty patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Early Bird Collection 6x6 paper pad directly on top. I cut the die cut panel down to be a semi circle and adhered it directly to the card panel. To finish off my card I added a few blue sequins from The Ton. Thank you for popping over to my blog today and please stay safe!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Little Birdie Told Me

Hello and happy Sunday! Hope everyone is safely surviving our COVID-19 situation. My card today was created for the If You Give A Crafter A Cookie, Time Out Challenges, and The Paper Players challenges. To create my card I started by adhering some beautiful spring themed patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring 6x6 paper pad directly onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut another piece of coordinating patterned paper from the same paper pad using a wonky edge stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and popped it up off of the card using some fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I cut a few strips of the base patterned paper and ran that through the my Cuttlebug with the same stitched die and adhered it to the paper. I stamped the sweet little birds from the Technique Tuesdays Chickadees stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly paper and colored them using my alcohol markers. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stones Design Heartsong I stamp set above the birds and die cut the whole thing into an oval panel using a pierced edge die from My Favorite Things. I added some dashed lines around the outer edge using my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker and adhered it to my card. To finish my card I added some sweet pastel 6mm and some clear 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the panel. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my card!

Coffee, When Your Brain Needs A Hug-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and happy Spring! Welcome to the March Coffee and Cards Collaboration between myself and my friend Debra Davison. Deb chose this beautiful and serene inspiration photo for our theme this month. We both agreed that, with all of the chaos going on around us right now, that looked like a pretty happy place to be. We both work in health care so self-quarantining is not really an option for either of us but it's nice to close your eyes and image quiet, happy places like this! I decided to use the colors in the photo for my card. So, I started by layering some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered on some patterned paper from the Studio Calico Atlantic 6x6 paper pad on top. I cut a strip of the early espresso cardstock and layered it on top at a diagonal angle adding a small fishtail banner with more patterned paper from the same paper pad and a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Coffee Love stamp set below it. I stamped the coffee pot, stacked cups, and the sentiment from the same stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them with my alcohol markers, and die cut it into a circle panel using a pierced edge die from My Favorite Things. I popped that focal panel up off of the card using some foam squares I had in my stash and finished the card off with a few espresso metallic 6mm sequins from The Ton.  

For my coffee this month I opted for a cup of chocolate peanut butter cup gourmet coffee that I recently picked up at my local TJ Maxx. And yes, it's as tasty as it sounds! Perfect after a cool morning run and a shower! Now be sure to head over to Deb's blog to see what fun she's created with our inspiration photo!