Friday, March 29, 2024

Birthday Wishes


Hello, and happy Friday! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I started by layering some light pink and medium brown cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. Using a shaped nesting die from Spellbinders, I cut down some pink striped patterned paper from Echo Park's Flower Market 6x6 paper pad and attached it to a white panel I created using the same shaped die. I added some brown grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts to bridge the gap between the papers. I stamped the sentiment in charcoal brown ink from Gina K Designs using a wooden block stamp from a Momenta birthday set. I die cut the flower and leaves using more patterned paper from the Echo Park paper pad, brown cardstock, and Little B's Bouquet floral die set. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using foam tape and added some white gel pen details to the florals and the stripes. I added some brown dashed lines around the top of the focal panel to add a bit more visual interest. This card is a throwback to my earlier cardmaking style. Very simple, but I love it. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Have A Warm And Cozy Holiday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


I apologize for this post being later than normal for my monthly collaboration with Deb. I just got back from Florida and found myself woefully prepared for my post. I had to scramble to get this card put together and post it to my blog. This month Deb and I were inspired by all things green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I also wanted to participate in the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge, so my card is Christmas themed. I kept my card pretty simple. I started by layering some green cardstock from American Crafts 6x6 Christmas pad onto my A2 white card base. I then layered a pretty piece of green snowflake paper from Authentique's Solitude 6x6 Christmas paper pad on top. I die cut a large stitched circle using My Favorite Things stacking stitched circle dies, white cardstock, and striped paper from the same Authentique paper pad. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Inside Holiday Greetings stamp set using black ink. I popped the circle panel up off of the card using foam tape. I then stamped the travel coffee mug from My Style Stamps Coffee Lovers stamp set onto more of the green cardstock, as well as white cardstock from the same American Crafts Christmas pad. I stamped the sleeve from the stamp set onto more Authentique patterned paper. I fussy cut them all out and glued them all together. I adhered them to the left of the sentiment on the circle panel. To finish off the card I die cut a simple snowflake from more white cardstock using a My Favorite Things snowflake die. I adhered it to the sleeve and adhered a small clear gem to the center. 

My beverage this month is a spicy Thai tea. Now, be sure and head over to Debra's blog and see what she created using this month's inspiration! 

Friday, March 8, 2024

Praying For You


I don't have to send very many sympathy cards, but had to this week, unfortunately. I started by doing some light water-coloring onto some Strathmore smooth watercolor paper using Gina K inks in sweet mango and fresh asparagus. I dried the ink and then stamped the tree and sentiment from Stampin' UP's Thoughts & Prayers stamp set onto the panel using versfine onyx black ink and heat setting them with Zing clear embossing powder. I cut the panel down using a stitched stacking rectangle die from Paper Rose, and matted it onto some plain black cardstock. I adhered the panel to my A2 sized card base and added a few black gems in the corners for a finishing touch. I will be submitting this card in this week's Color Throwdown card challenge. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Happy Birthday-Send A Smile 4 Kids

This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating cards for boys. I die cut a focal panel using white cardstock and a stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose. I die cut a large circle in upper center of the panel and attached a piece of patterned paper from the Studio Calico Here & There 6x6 paper pad below the circle. I die cut some stars using the same paper pad and stitched star dies from Jillian Vance Designs. Because the patterned paper was so thin, I backed them with cardstock and popped them up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom right of the panel using Stampin' UP's Curly Cute sentiment stamp set and Gina K sweet mango ink. I added some silver star confetti from my stash, some orange enamel dots from Recollections, and black dashed lines around the focal circle to finish this masculine card.