Sunday, February 25, 2024

Sending You Lots Of Love-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello, welcome to the February Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. This month, Deb and I decided to create cards that honor snail mail. We thought it was perfect. As card makers, we love creating cards for those we care about. We also love receiving a hand-written note card too! My card was created with gorgeous patterned paper from 7Gypsies Postale 8x8 paper pad, distress inks, Unity Stamp Company banner dies, and Altenew's Postal Heroes and My Favorite Things Abstract Art stamp sets. All of the images were colored with my Copic alcohol markers and fussy cut. I plan to give this card to my daughter, who is a postal carrier. I know she will love it. 
My coffee this month is Kahlua's Espresso Martini served in one of my gorgeous Miss Etoile Espresso cups and matching saucer. 
Now, be sure and stop off at Deb's blog and see what fun she created this month with our snail mail theme. And thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I appreciate you! 

Sunday, February 18, 2024

You Make Me Happy

Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card, I die cut a white card panel using a scalloped edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and popped it up off my kraft A2 card base using some low-profile foam tape. I then die cut a kraft panel using a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the subtle background using Stampin' UP's crumb cake ink and Unity Stamp Company's Faithful Letter red rubber background stamp. I then stamped the poppies from Altenew's Painted Poppy stamp set directly onto the kraft panel. I stamped the Happy sentiment from the same stamp set directly onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. On separate white cardstock I stamped the leaf using Altenew's moss green ink and the poppy's in Gina K Designs red hot ink. I fussy cut the poppy's and the leaf out and popped them up off of the card using more foam tape. I stamped the additional sentiment onto black cardstock using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed it using Ranger's detail white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down into little strips and adhered them around the word happy. To finish off my card I die cut a few butterflies in more black cardstock using Stampin' UP's Beautiful Wings embosslit. I adhered those around the card, and added some white gel pen details. I love how this turned out!


Saturday, February 3, 2024

Happy Easter-Send A Smile 4 Kids

This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating Spring/Easter!
I have two adorable granddaughters that I always send Easter cards to, and thought this would be such a cute one to send to the youngest one. To create my card I started by die cutting the focal panel using Waffle Flower's Window Trio 1 die to cut the squares into my patterned paper from Echo Park's Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad. I then layered a piece of pink solid patterned paper from the same paper pad underneath. Using a 1" square paper punch from EK Success, I cut the smaller squares. I stamped the adorable images from Darcie's Feathers and Fur stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out. I popped the whole panel up off of my white A2 card using 3M foam tape, leaving a nice 1/4" border around the edges. I adhered all of the critters into their little "windows" using liquid glue and more 3M foam tape. I finished off this adorable card by adding some sparkly pink sequins that I picked up at my local craft store. Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to head over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see what the rest of the team has created!