Sunday, June 25, 2023

Thanks-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


This month's Coffee and Cards collaboration with Deb and I will feature cards using items we "lost" or stored away and recently found again. I have long time been a fan of the bargains I would find at my local Tuesday Morning. Last year I picked up a pack of puffy stickers and washi tapes from Heidi Swapp and recently found them cleaning out my craft closet. When Deb suggested this idea for our collaboration this month I just knew I'd have to use them. I created my card by layering the washi tape strips from Heidi Swapp onto a piece of plain white cardstock and then added the sentiment and puffy hearts from Heidi Swapp's Buzzwords sticker pack above the tape. I die cut the panel down using a stitched stacking rectangle die from Paper Roses and added some black twine from American Crafts at the top of the washi tape. I popped the panel up using 3M foam tape. I added a panel of dusky blue linen cardstock from the K&Company Designer Mat pad of cardstock and added the panel onto the card. I love when I can put a card together with no stamping! 
This month I opted for tea instead of coffee. I chose a lovely and fragrant Earl Gray from Harney & Sons. Now be sure to hop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun she created for us this month! 

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Happy Birthday


Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown challenge.To create my card, I started by stamping a few of the adorable cactus images from Pawsome Stamps Prickly Friend stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and set them aside to work on the background. I layered a piece of bright yellow patterned paper from Simple Stories Sunkissed paper pad onto my card base. Using a scalloped edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs I cut a smaller white focal panel. I inked it with a bit of squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn distress ink from Tim Holtz, and then attached my cactus images. I stamped the sentiment from the same Pawsome Stamps set using Gina K Designs black ink. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and added a few green gems from Honey Bee Stamps around the images and sentiment for a little additional interest. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hip Hip Hooray-Send A Smile 4 Kids


Happy June! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating cards for Tweens/Teen kids. I have a lot of friends who have kiddos and am always in need of a kids birthday card. I was recently at my local Tuesday Morning, which is closing for good, and picked up a set of balloon dies from Crafter's Edge. Using the 2nd to smallest of the nesting dies, I die cut 6 balloons using cardstock from my stash of scraps. I adhered some white twine from Stampin' UP to the base of each balloon. I adhered a piece of neutral grid patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Bewitched 6x6 paper pad to my white A2 card base. I then layered the balloons directly to the card and glued the strings down with liquid glue. I cut the strings at the base of the card and trimmed down any excess cardstock that overhung the edge of the card on the sides and top. I stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Birthday Chalkboard Sentiment stamp set with Versamark ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed down the sentiment strip and popped it up with 3M foam tape and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I love how easy this card was to create. I can't wait to play more with these fun dies.