You’re a Hoot

Hey Everyone! 🙂

I’m here today with a card to inform everyone about the Paper Smooches August DT Blog Hop. Paper Smooches is releasing a new line of stamps and dies which will be on sale starting September 1.

I decided to make a card using some of the awesome free digis you can download over at their website.

Here is my card —

You're A Hoot

I started with a card base measuring 3 1/2 by 5 1/2. I adhered a piece of patterned paper from ColorBok’s Hootenanny collection. I printed the digital images on some Neenah Solar White card stock. I colored the owl and branch image with some American Crafts Chromatix markers. I rounded all four corners of the panel and drew stitching lines with the Sakura green metallic gel pen. To finish the card, I adhered the panel on the base and rounded the side corners.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. ColorBok’s Hootenanny paper collection
3. Paper Smooches owl, branch, and setiment free digi
4. American Crafts Chromatix Markers 
5. Sakura Green Metallic gel pen

I guess that it! Don’t forget to head over to the Paper Smooches blog to see all the wonderful inspiration from the blog hop.

Thanks for reading 🙂

So Thankful for You

Hey everyone! Today’s card is a combined entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme was ANYTHING GOES

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For the 10 Minute Craft Dash, the color scheme for this week was Rose, Light Orange and Cornflower Blue.

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Here is my card which I finished in 9 minutes and 16 seconds 🙂

So Thankful For ZYou Flowers

 

I started this card with some Neenah Creative Collections card stock in Colonial Blue cut to a standard size landscape card. Then on some Neenah Solar White card stock, I stamped the Martha Stewart Stamp Around the Page set using the flowers from the Antique Borders collection. I colored the stamped image. This was very simple coloring. I used the American Crafts Chromatix Markers. I did not do any shading because for sure I knew I would go past the 10 minutes if I did. But I think it still looks ok without shading. For the sentiment, I used a set from Studio G and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I tied a blue variagated/ombre embroidery floss from DMC and and rounded all four corners of the white panel. To finish the card, I adhered the entire panel on the blue card stock with foam adhesives.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Neenah Creative Collections card stock in Colonial Blue
2. Neenah Solar White cardstock
3. Martha Stewart Stamp Around the Page in Antique Borders
4. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
5. Studio G So Thankful for You stamp
6. DMC Variagated Blue embroidery floss
7. American Crafts Chromatix Markers

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

Thanks Friend

Hey everyone 🙂

Todays card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for the challenge is …  ANYTHING GOES!

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wed-newchallenge-headerI made this card a while back and put it on my list of “cards to be blogged about”. But unfortunately, time and personal commitments did not allow for me to focus on my blog for a few months.

I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire during the Pattern Play Online Card Class. Her technique was stamping on patterned paper or the Emboss Resist technique.

Here is my card  —

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I started with card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Licorice Twist folded on top to make a standard size card. I used a green tone paper from ColorBok’s Flea Market paper collection and I stamped the Stampabilities Tapestry Fabric background stamp in VersaMark ink. Then I embossed the entire piece of paper with the Martha Stewart clear embossing powder. I used some Broken China distress ink from Tim Holtz and covered the entire paper for the embossed image to pop. The places that had embossing powder resisted the ink and the places without, got covered in ink (thus the name – emboss resist). I attached a tiny heart punch from some shiny pink paper from the same ColorBok paper collection. I rounded the bottom corners of the panel and adhered it with Scrapbook Adhesives. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Studio G and embossed it with white embossing powder from Martha Stewart. I also used some square gems from Studio G on both sides of the sentiment. To finish the card, I rounded the bottom corners and drew white faux stitiching lines around the patterned paper panel.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Bazzill Basics Licorice Twist card stock
2. ColorBok’s Flea Market Paper Collection (main panel and punched heart)
3. Martha Stewart Clear Embossing Powder
4. Martha Stewart White Embossing Powder
5. Studio G Thanks Friend stamp set
6. Stampabilities Tapestry Fabric background stamp
7. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China
8. VersaMark ink
9. Studio G square gems
10. Hampton Art mini heart punch
11. Sakura white gel pen
 

Thanks for reading 🙂

 
 

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hey everyone!

Bloom Where You are Planted

I started this card with some yellow card stock from The Paper Company. It is a standard size landscape card with the fold on the top. I used the flower from the Daisy Phrases Good Day Sunshine collection from We R Memory Keepers. I randomly stamped the flower on the yellow card stock with some Cantaloupe ink from Memento for a tone on tone look. Then I attached a strip of floral patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Out of Print 6×6 paper pad. I don’t have a die cut machine so I free handed the plaque shape and stamped the sentiment from a Studio G set. I colored the word BLOOM with some Bic Mark It Markers. I used some brads from an office supply store and some green paper twine from Tim Holtz as accent pieces. To finish the card, I rounded the bottom corners.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. yellow card stock from The Paper Company
2. We R Memory Keepers Good Day Sunshine Collection – Daisy Phrases set
3. Memento Cantaloupe ink
4. Basic Grey Out of Print 6×6 pad
5. Studio G stamp (Bloom Where You Are Planted)
6. Tim Holtz paper twine
7. Brads
8. Bic Mark It Markers
 

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Flying By To Say Hi

Hey everyone. Today I’m sharing a card I made a while back for a friend but never blogged about it. This was a technique that I learned from Kristina during the Pattern Play Online Card Class. The topic was on how to make the most of large patterns. This was an idea Kristina shared for her card which I really liked.

Here’s my card —

Flying By To Say Hi

I started this card with some Neenah Dessert Storm card stock as the base for the card. This is a standard size landscape card with the fold on top. For the patterned paper, I used a print with large butterflies from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty collection. I cut the paper to 4 x 5 1/4 and then further cut it into triangles. I adhered each piece with a small  gap between them to give it a panel look. Then I cut a piece of clove card stock from Neenah into a 3/4 inch strip. I used the stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Flying By To Say Hi as the sentiment for the card with Versamark ink and the Martha Stewart white embossing powder. I also accented the strip and made a ribbon edge. I choose a butterfly die cut from the ColorBok Miso Pretty 12×12 collection and adhered that with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Neenah Dessert Storm card stock
2. Neenah Creative Collection Clove card stock
3. ColorBok Miso Pretty patterned paper (butterfly paper and butterfly die cut)
4. Lawn Fawn’s Flying By To Say Hi (stamp (sentiment only)
5. VersaMark Ink
6. Martha Stewart white embossing powder

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading! 🙂

SSS Wednesday Challenge Card #2 – Hello

Hey everyone! I’m back with a second card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The challenge theme this week is MONOCHROMATIC. I wanted to use patterned paper for this card and make it somewhat masculine.

Here is my card —

Blue Hello

 

I started this card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow cut to a standard size card with the fold on the side. To that, I adhered 2 coordinating patterned papers from a Studio G collection I found at Michael’s. The Studio G display in Michael’s was great! I got a patterned paper pack with 16 6×6 sheets of coordinating papers in the same color family.

With the 3rd piece of patterned paper, I used a Studio G stamp set for the “hello” sentiment using some — you guessed it Sky Blue pigment ink from Studio G. I finished of the card by drawing faux stitching lines with a Sakura metallic gel pen in blue.

Lets just say this was my Studio G card. 🙂 and there will be more to come since I did purchase more things from Michael’s.

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow
2. Studio G 6×6 blue toned patterned paper pack (3 designs)
3. Studio G Hello sentiment stamp
4. Studio G Sky Blue pigment ink
5. Sakura blue metallic gel pen 
 
 

Thanks for reading ! 🙂

XOXO Hugs+Kisses

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week was – MONOCHROMATIC.

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Here is my card — the color I chose couldn’t be more obvious! 🙂

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I started this card with a panel sheet of Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow. I masked off a diagonal line, then I used the Heidi Swapp hexagon spray stencil with the Memento ink in Rose Bud. Instead of spraying, I used a sponge dauber and blended the ink for a softer look. Because I masked the diagonal line, when I removed the stencil it was completely free of ink. I stamped the Hugs & Kisses sentiment from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round sentiments in the same Rose Bud ink from Memento. I attached a light pink ribbon and adhered the pink punched out heart. I also accented the heart with some Glossy Accents. I placed the entire panel on a piece of Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa cut to a standard size card with the fold on top.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Marshmallow
2. Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa
3. Heidi Swapp Hexagon Spray Stencil
4. Memento Ink in Rose Bud
5. Tsukineko sponge daubers
6. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments
7. Studio G and Hampton Art heart punch
8. Light Pink 1/4 inch ribbon
9. Glossy Accents

 

Thanks for reading!

Celebrate Banner – Card #2 10 Minute Craft Dash

Hey everyone! I’m back today with another card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash from Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh

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Here is my card —

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I finished this card in 8 minutes and 49 seconds. Yay —- new record for me 🙂

This card was inspired by this video by Kristina Werner. I loved the idea of this card so I used her card as a sketch and CASE’d it.

I started this card with some cream card stock from Neenah. On the bottom of the card, I stamped the Stampabilities Quatrefoil background stamp with ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink.  Then, I created a patterned paper panel using strips of paper from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty Collection. At the bottom of the panel, I stamped a sentiment from a Studio G birthday stamp. Using another Studio G set, the stamped the banner, cut it and adhered it to the top portion of the card. To finish it off, I added some natural twine from Lawn Fawn and rounded the outside corners.

SUPPY LIST
1. Neenah Creative Collection Natural card stock
2. ColorBok Miso Pretty Patterned Paper Collection
3. Stampabilities Quatrefoil background stamp
4. ColorBox ink in Chestnut Roan
5. 2 Studio G Stamp sets (one for the sentiment and the other for the banner)
6. Lawn Fawn Single Natural Cord

 

Thanks for reading ! 🙂

Wish Big – 10 Minute Craft Dash

Hey everyone! 

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Today I will be sharing a card I made for the 10 Minute Craft Dash over at Paulina’s blog (Pretty Pink Posh) The 10 Minute Craft Dash is celebrating its 1st birthday and Paulina has created an amazing bloghop for this. Along the way, there will be prizes for comments made throughout the bloghop. As I was blog hopping, let me tell you the inspiration was just sky high. Thanks Paulina for an amazing event – I am officially in love with chickies 🙂 🙂

As I was about to start this card, I got my supplies ready. I decided to use some circle and scallop punches and I also decided on which pattered paper I wanted to use. I also prepared my card sketch. I honestly thought that this would be a piece of cake.  I did get a giant wake up call about how challenging creating a card in 10 minutes would be. 

So here is my card 

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I finished this in 9 minutes and 51 seconds.

I started with a cream card stock as base and to that I adhered a piece of yellow pattered paper from ColorBok’s Beach House Collection to cover the entire front of the card. For the images and sentiment, I stamped a mini set I got from Hampton Art. I colored the owl and sentiment using the American Crafts Chromatix markers. I cut them out using 3/4 inch circle punch. To add more color, I punched out 3 1-inch scallops from some red tone on tone plaid paper from the same ColorBok collection to back the circle pieces. This was all done at the 7 minute mark. At this point, I knew the only thing I had to was to tie some twine on the left side of the card and I would finish this in approximately 8 minutes. 

Then things got a little crazy – I realized that I didn’t like the twine so much and maybe a border strip would look better. So I rummaged through my drawer and looked for my Martha Stewart Lattice Edge punch and I was in fast forward mode. I punched both ends of the red paper and glued a strip of the yellow paper at the center for some contrast. And that was it – as I pressed stop, I had 9 seconds to spare. Whew!!!! That was a close one. 

SUPPLY LIST
1. Neenah Creative Collection Natural card stock
2. ColorBok Beach House Collection patterned paper
3. Hampton Art Birthday Owl Mini Set
4. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
5. American Crafts Chromatix Markers
6. The Paper Studio 3/4 cirlce punch and 1 inch scallop punch
7. Martha Stewart Edge Lattice Border punch