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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Spotlight on Autumn

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Greetings fellow Paper Crafters!  Today I wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards and I have been eager to try a technique that is new to me called Spotlight Stamping.  I saw a couple gals in the paper crafting community showcase this technique lately and I couldn’t wait for Autumn…the leaves were a perfect way to utilize this.

Spotlight Stamping Thanksgiving card.

Spotlight Stamping Thanksgiving card.

I used my MISTI and made two identical card fronts.  I stamped leaves and acorn from the CTMH Fall Harvest stamp set, randomly placing them to fill in the entire page .  I colored one of the stamped panels with my alcohol markers and then die cut a rectangle out of the center and popped it up with foam tape above the identical uncolored panel.  I topped that off with a “Life is Good” banner from the Love This Story stamp set also by CTMH.  The interior of the card was stamped with CTMH Year Round Cheer, Give Thanks stamp.

Interior of Spotlight Stamping Thanksgiving Card

Interior of Spotlight Stamping Thanksgiving Card

I colored in the pumpkin pie with alcohol markers and called it done!

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Thanks A Latte

Hello, I hope everyone had a fun summer…albeit short.  Where I live, our seasons are almost exactly divided in quarters, but it just always seems to me, that summer goes by faster than the rest…especially winter which seems to drag on forrreeevvveeerrr  (sigh).

Today’s project is a gift card holder for a couple of coffee lovers I needed to thank.  They both came quite a distance to cover for me at work so I could take some time off for a nice vacay at the lake.  Since a world famous coffee shop is connected to my place of employment this was a no brainer!

I follow Crafty Sisters Creations and they design for Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog, and since it IS Stamp-tember, I thought I would play along as well.  Please hop on over to http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and see all the great inspiration.

With no further ado, here is my entry for this week’s challenge, and the theme is ‘Any CTMH Stamp’.  I think I am going to have another entry later this week.  🙂

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Coffee themed gift card holder

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Coffee themed gift card holder

I used the CTMH Treats Of Friendship stamp set.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the Bakers Twine is Doodlebug.  I used alcohol makers to color it all in and I used foam tape for the logo on the cup sleeve and the cup lid.  I used an 8-1/4 x 4 inch strip of patterned paper and scored it at 3 1/2 and 7.  On the smallest scored section, which is 1-1/2, I taped the very edges of the sides to make a pocket for the gift card and folded it over at the 3 1/2 inch mark to form the card.  I simply glued all the finished – fussy cut pieces to the  front of the card.  Finally slide the gift card into the little pocket and it is good to go!

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Wishy Washi

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Well hello there!  Today we are all about Washi tape.  Who can resist those fat rolls of decorative tape?  I have oodles and oodles of Washi tape, so when Darlene from Live Love Cards posted July’s challenge, I knew I had to join in.

I wanted to create a card for one of my friends that needs a little pick-me-up…so, with no further ado, here is this weeks project.

Washi Hello

Washi Hello

I used Washi tape from Pebbles and my Lawn Fawn Scripty HELLO die, paper from my stash, and embossed the base with my CTMH Dots embossing folder.  Finally I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins to add a little somethin’ somethin’

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Butterflies are Free to Fly

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Greetings, it has been a while!  Today I made a birthday card using Elizabeth Crafts Peel & Stick sticker, glitter paper and Copic markers.  I absolutely love the effect you get when you color the micro fine glitter paper with the Copics!

Over on Morgan’s Artworld blog, they are having their fortnight challenge, this challenge #14 is Animals…you can submit anything as long as it has an animal on it.  When I took a sneak peek at some of the entries so far, some of them had bugs too, so I thought “Why not join the challenge?!”

Glittery Butterfly Birthday Card

Glittery Butterfly Birthday Card

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My Coffee Besties

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Hi all, today I made a birthday card for one of my friends who shares my addiction with a certain coffee siren…  Ahem… I think you get my drift.  😉

Coffee Bestie Birthday Card

Coffee Bestie Birthday Card

I started with an adorable digi image from Sherri Baldy’s Besties collection and colored her with my alcohol markers.  I mounted her on a black mat and then onto a simple Swiss Dot patterned paper.

Close up of card

Close up of card

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