Nana is Tea-Riffic!

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Greetings fellow paper crafters!  Today I wanted to get a head start on my Mother’s Day cards, so I started by making a card for my mom, from her grandchild.  I am in love with the You Take The Cake digi set from Sunsational Stamps.  You can find the set Here.

I started by printing the teapot and the teacup on patterned paper by Authentique, they have such pretty papers.  I also printed a series of the flower blossom on the papers as well.  I used my one inch Fiskars circle punch to pop out the flowers and fussy cut the teapot and cup.  I alternated the two patterns of the flowers along the left side, for a border.

Nana You Are Tea-Riffic Card

I cut out the cute double frame using the Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Design.  I popped up the cup and pot overlapping the frame, added a heart from a  Raisin Boat set.  I made the ‘Nana’ banner with some alpha stickers in my stash, mounted the whole kit-n-kaboodle on a salmon pink cardstock base and called it done!

 

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Sunsational Puppy Birthday Card

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Howdy-doo!  We have Easter right around the corner, but in my family that means we have several birthdays too!  Today I had to take a break from my Easter projects and concentrate on Birthday cards.  I used my City Critters digi set from Sunsational Stamps and used the adorable pup.  I printed it both the way it is intended and I also flipped the image so I would have two pups facing one another.  When I colored them with my alcohol markers, I used my pup and my “grand” pup as the inspiration.  😉

City Critters Birthday Card

I used my Elizabeth Craft Design‘s balloon and party hat stamps and dies from her Happy Bird-day set to turn these two little cuties into party animals.

I created the background using a stencil I created (that I use ALL the time) one end is a hilly edge and the other is a cloudy edge.  I used Peeled Paint Distress ink and Tumbled Glass Distress ink (they are my landscape Go-To colors) and sponged them over the stencil. It is quick and easy and adds a subtle background.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was die cut using Tim Holtz Thinlits Celebration Words dies.  First I backed a piece of cardstock with a sheet of double-faced tape, then I cut the words out exactly how I wanted them on the card.  In the picture below you will see how I place the letters to keep them perfectly spaced and even.

How to line up letters perfectly.

I held the negative space down with a couple of pieces of Washi tape on the card exactly where I wanted the words.  Then I proceeded to, one by one, remove the backing to expose the sticky side then placed the letter back in its spot.  Press the letters down and remove the negative space.  Voila!  Perfectly placed letters.

Close up of Puppy Card.

I added the party hats and balloons to my pups.  I hand drew the balloon string and bows.  I matted the front of the card onto more of the teal cardstock that I cut the letters out with.  Finally I attached this to the card base and called it done!

Please click Here to get to the City Critters Digi set, and while you are there look around the store, there are so many adorable sets to choose from.  Sunsational carries both digi and clear stamps for all your crafting needs.

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Wedding Season is Upon Us

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Hello, today I created a wedding card for a friend/customer who needed a wedding card in grays and pearl white.  I had a copy of the invitation, so I incorporated some elements from it into the card.

Wedding Card

I used one of my new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and peel off gems.  I used various flower dies and cut a combination of large and small flowers using Bazzill silver cardstock, vellum that has a beautiful tiny floral white on white pattern and a pearly embossed cardstock.  I mixed and matched them and used little brads to hold the pieces together.  I cut the leaves out of the silver cardstock using a Sizzix die I got on clearance for $1 🙂  Can you say “Awesomesauce”?!

Elements of the Wedding Card

The card base is medium gray American Crafts heavyweight cardstock, and the patterned paper on the base is Carta Bella from the Paris Girl line…not sure if that is retired or not, I have had it for a while, and I LOVE every pattern in this collection, so I use it sparingly.  Needless to say, I am quite frugal with my supplies.

I did mat the patterned paper with black cardstock before mounting it on the card base. Finally I stamped a piece of the pearlized paper (which was also used for the ECD Entwined Circles) with a sentiment from Taylored ExpressionsLifetime of Love set.  I scored this adorable set for just $5.  I think it is still for sale on Taylor’s website for that price.  I cut the monogram out with Kwik Kutz Eliza letter set that my wonderful daughter got me (brand new) from a garage sale.  This episode is all about good deals.  HA!

Inside of Wedding Card

Close-up of Wedding Card

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Oh Hoppy Day!

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Spring greetings everyone! I am back on the Sunsational Design Team! We are expanding and have a fabulous Design Team, so grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and stroll, or as it may be, scroll through the new store and peruse the blog for some super Sunsational inspiration!

Today I used the adorable bunny from the new City Critters image set and created a slider card.  The bunny is busy painting eggs and enjoying a beautiful spring day.  He slides back and forth over the little hill spreading Springtime smiles.  Look for more of the adorable images from this set in the coming weeks.  You can see all the adorable critters if you hop on over to the shop, which you can access Here.

Oh Hoppy Day Card using City Critters Image Set

Below are pictures showing all the items needed to make this card, plus the “mechanics” of the slider element.

What I used to assemble the card.

Mechanics of the Slider Element.

I used Lawn Fawn, Lawn Cuts dies for the stitched hill and the Springtime Showers for the sun and clouds.  When I cut the hill I also cut a piece of white cardstock twice to make a track for the slider.  Then I put strips of foam adhesive slightly larger than the dime, which is what I attach the bunny to.  I also created a small paintbrush for the bunny to hold.  I used foam tape to pop up the hill to give the bunny room to roam.  I made little Easter eggs by coloring little oval cut outs and I used a white gel pen to add little decorations to the eggs. I then sprinkled enamel dots to represent Jellybeans.  Finally, I stamped one of the clouds with “Oh Hoppy Day” from a Newton’s Nook stamp set.  I added the sun and clouds and called it done!

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Sweet Birthday Wishes

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A sweet hello to you!  Today we are making a birthday card using the extra pieces from the die cuts we made on the Valentine card a few of weeks ago.  You can see that post Here.  In that card we cut out a cupcake and used a precut pop-up shape for the shaker part.  For this card we are using the inside of the cupcake shape for the top of the ice cream cone as well as, the other negative pieces from those cut outs.  The patterned paper is  Cool Summer by Carta Bella and the solid papers are Close To My Heart.  The ice cream top is from the Queen & Co Sweet Treats kit.  I am all about using every extra scrap I can!

Pieces of the Birthday Card

Pieces of the Birthday Card

The first thing I did was cut out the ice cream cone and the large scoop of ice cream using the dies that came with the Queen & Co Sweet Treats kit.  You may not be able to see it in the photos but the ice cream cone die also embosses it at the same time.  So cute!  I glued the small ‘negative’ of patterned paper to the ‘negative’ of the cupcake frosting from the previous card.  I then used a pink Copic to color the ribbon and tied it to the large piece of patterned paper and glued that to the card front.  I then layered white cardstock onto the Chocolate cardstock.  I assembled the ice cream cone, allowing the larger ice cream scoop to break out of the borders of the mat.  Finally I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Birthday Wishes set, it came with the Artiste cartridge.  I stamped it in Pixie ink and called it a day!

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Inside of Sweet Birthday Wishes

Inside of Sweet Birthday Wishes

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It’s V Day!

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Howdy procrastinators!  I have one final Valentine card post for this year.

Henry the Mouse by Whiff of Joy Valentine Card

Henry the Mouse by Whiff of Joy Valentine Card

This card has a lot of steps but it goes together pretty quickly.  First I stamped Henry and masked him off so I could make the background.  Second I made a heart stencil by cutting a heart from one of my Cricut cartridges and putting the open part of the heart over Henry and tipped it a bit for interest.  Then I stamped A-Muse scripty background stamp in Close To My Heart’s Whisper ink.  Leaving both the mouse mask and the heart stencil in place, I inked the heart with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

Mask and Stencil Step

Mask and Stencil Step

Once I removed the mask and stencil, Henry was ready to color.  I used various grey Copic markers, pink for the ears, pads on his little feet and nose, and of course red for the heart he is hugging.  🙂

Ready to color Henry

Ready to color Henry

I stamped LOVE from that Stampendous stamp set I used earlier this week, stamped the inside of this card with Honey Bee stamps Beautiful Life set, added the colored panel to some Echo Park paper and voila!

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Hey There Cupcake!

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Hey there Cupcake!  Today I am featuring the Queen & Co shaker kits and accessories.  I made a Valentine for the daughter of a friend of mine.  I also made a birthday card using the Sweet Treat set.

Queen & Co Sweet Treat set

Queen & Co Sweet Treat set

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I used Carta Bella paper to cut out the cupcake top and to use as the card base.  I used CTMH Lagoon cardstock for the cupcake liner.  The kit includes precut foam pop-up shapes, precut acetate for the shaker window, sentiments as well as, cupcake and ice cream cone dies.  I love these dies because they can be used without the other kit items and they emboss pleats into the cupcake liner and pattern marks into the ice cream waffle cone.  The kit also included various colors of shaker elements, I used the fuchsia and light lavender beads.  I topped it off with one of the sentiments that is included in the kit and it says “I like you more than Cupcakes” which I think means a lot!  😉

To assemble these, Queen & Co has several YouTubes, so if you purchase one of these kits or any of the individual elements, I suggest you check out one of these tutorials for ideas and tips.  It seriously took me longer to decide on the cardstock I wanted to use than to die cut and assemble these cards.  Love how simple yet adorable they are.

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Heart’s Desire

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Greetings fellow card makers!  I am not telling you anything new when I say Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so, I have a few projects that I will be posting for the next couple of days to help you with some last-minute card ideas.

Valentine Cards using Honey Bee Stamp Set Beautiful Life

Valentine Cards using Honey Bee Stamp Set Beautiful Life

Inside of Valentine Card

Inside of Valentine Card

Honey Bee Stamps are so stinkin’ adorable and the set I used here is Beautiful Life.  This card was inspired by a card that one of the DT member’s on Honey Bee Stamps Blog created.   Beautiful Life stamp set has dozens of images, words and sayings and I found the cutest little checkmark in this set, although I did not use it on these cards, I will soon.  🙂

I started out by using a circle stencil and applying Tattered Rose Distress Ink, then I removed the stencil and lightly applied Tattered Rose Distress Ink again, this time over the entire panel.  I actually made a large panel that I cut into three parts so I could make several cards at one time.  I then used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and stamped various hearts from the set inside some of the circles.  I stamped some of them full strength and some of them I stamped off to give a variety of shades.

I die cut tags from some of the heart pattern paper as well as gold cardstock.  I stamped LOVE from an old Stampendous stamp set onto the heart pattern tags and inked the edges of these tags.

I then cut strips of chevron black on black patterned paper from Close To My Heart and adhered both the heart panel and the chevron strip to a card base.  I covered the seam with CTMH Gold Foil Tape.

Finally, I tied pink and white Doodlebug baker’s twine to the tags and added them to the front of the cards.  I stamped the inside of each card with the You Are Loved sentiment from the Honey Bee set, stamped some hearts around the sentiment and called it done!

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Always Grateful for You

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Hello everyone, today I am wrapping up my Thanksgiving cards.  I cannot believe it is this week already.  It has been unseasonably warm here in my neck of the woods, so that means the holidays are sneaking up on me more than usual!

My card today uses the Falling For You stamp set by Newton’s Nook.  The moment I saw this set, I had to have it.  I did mask off the very beginning of the sentiment so I could add my ‘Always Grateful For’ which I pulled from CTMH Always Grateful stamp set.

Always Grateful for YOU card

Always Grateful for YOU card

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on watercolor paper and used white embossing powder.  Then I smooshed Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain, spritzed it liberally with water and smooshed away!  This is a messy but fun technique and one I use quite often…I thought I invented it, then I saw people use it on YouTube, so I guess it wasn’t such a unique idea.  HA!  Finally I spattered some more Spiced Marmalade.

The card base is Doodlebug Designs Flea Market line, I saw all the adorable critters and one of the papers has a sunflower pattern, so it was a must have.

The ‘Always Grateful For’ part of the card was gold embossed onto a strip of plain vellum, and wrapped along the top of the main sentiment.

Close up of details

Close up of details

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving.

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