12 Days of Christmas Cards Day 4 – Merry Christmas

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Hi everyone. Welcome to Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards. Before we begin, I have a giveaway right now on my blog. For all the information, you can check out this post.

I got the idea for this card from one of my sisters holiday/Christmas platters and I knew there was a card design somewhere.

Here is my card —Merry Xmas Ornate

I also created a video showing the process in which I made the card. You can watch it below or on YouTube.

For a complete list of the tools and products I used, check out the supply list below.

This card is an entry for the current Lawnscaping ChallengeMerry Christmas.

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That’s it for Day 4. Thanks for reading. See you soon for Day 5.

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You + Me

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the RetroSketches Challenge Blog. This is Challenge #132 and here is the sketch I used

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Here is my card —

You and Me

 

I started this card with some Bazzill card stock in Fawn cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I used a polka dot pattern from Pink Paislee’s Pen Pal collection for the bottom layer. For the focal image, I used the Sizzix Labels #3 as the panel. On top of the panel, I used the You and Me die from Sizzix and die cut the boy and the girl in more of the Pen Pal paper from Pink Paislee. I used the blue and pink heart paper to match boy and girl.

For the sentiment, I die cut the sentiment die You + Me using the same pink and blue paper and  I inlaid the letters  again to match. For the +, I colored white card stock with a red marker and die cut the +. To finish the card, I accented the letters and the heart above the boy and girl with the Clear Wink of Stella pen and then I added Glossy Accents on the heart to give it some dimension.  I attached both panels with foam tape.

That’s it for this card.

For list of the products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.

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Online Card Classes Days 3 and 4 – Alphabet and Sentiment Stamps

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Hi everyone! I’m here with the next installment for Online Card Classes. Today, I will be sharing 2 cards I made for Days 3 and 4. The focus on these days were alphabet and sentiment stamps. The stamps the teachers focused on were Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn and the Simply Fabulous Sayings from My Favorite Things. I had the LF stamp but didnt have the one from MFT, but I shopped my stash and used one I had from Simon Says Stamp called Be Sentiments.

Here are my cards —

CARD #1

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I started this card with a 4 Bar card from some Slate card stock from Simon Says Stamp (I have recently been enjoying the size of 4 Bar cards). For the patterned paper panel, I used a polka dot paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. For the front panel, I used some Neenah Solar White card stock.

For the front panel, I arranged the alphabet letters in order to form 5 lines. I wanted to make sure that the letters I, O and U were diagonally aligned. The O was supposed to act as the heart in the “I Heart U sentiment, however I decided against that and used the heart that is also included in the Milo’s ABC set. I stamped the majority of the letters in Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. For the sentiment, I didn’t have pink or red embossing powder, so I used Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink ink and re-stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the heart with a pink marker and covered it with some pink glitter glue from Elmer’s. After the glue dried, I added some Glossy Accents for some dimension.

To finish the card, I rounded the corners and adhered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh with some tacky glue. I attached the panel to the card base with some foam tape.

CARD #2

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I started this card with some Punch layering paper from Hero Arts. For the background, I stamped the different BE variations in a random pattern with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the background with the Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. For the heart element, I cut out a the Cream Puff die from Memory Box and used the negative space to trace a heart on some Carnation layering paper. I stamped the different sentiments from the set with some Ultra Pink ink from Hero Arts. For the heart outline, I cut another heart this time from some Punch layering paper. The die cut produced an outlined heart with a curvy line in the center. I cut the curvy line and used the outline on its own.

To finish the card, I attached the heart on the center of the base with some foam tape.

That’s it for Days 3 and 4. I know I’m a little behind in class which is why I love this new schedule where they give us time to play and create after all the lessons before class wraps up. I will be back soon with cards for Days 5 and 6, cards from the August Card Kit and other cards I make in between.

For a list of the products I used, please refer to the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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Love You Tons

Hi everyone! This card is an entry for CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch for this week

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This week, they joined forces with Tag You’re It. So this weeks challenge needs to either be a tag or have a tag incorporated to the finished project.

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Here is my card —

Love You Tons

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I colored some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste with Simon Says Stamp ink in Cotton Candy. I placed the chevron stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop on the card base and masked off the right side. Just like the sketch, I only wanted the texture on the left side. After spreading the paste and letting it dry, I started with my tag element. I recently got the Lawn Fawn Love You Tons set which was a surprise gift from my sister (she loves surprising me with crafty things that make happy). I stamped the elephants and colored them in with the Grey and Pink sets from Spectrum Noir. I stamped the tag from LF’s Tag You’re It from a piece of paper from Pink Paislee with VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder from American Crafts. I die cut the tag using the coordinating die and attached the elephants. I stamped the hearts from the Happy Thoughts set from Simon Says Stamp in Lipstick Red ink. I attached the tag to the card and added some pink twine.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Neenah Solar White and stamped the sentiment from the Love You Tons set with VersaMark and heat embossed it with the same silver embossing powder. I wanted it to be more than a banner, so I cut one side of the sentiment strip like a regular banner and I cut the other side at a diagonal for added interest. I added it with foam squares to the bottom of the card.

To finish the card, I accented the elephants and hearts with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of all the product and tools I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading. I will be back soon with more cards from the ongoing class at Online Card Classes.

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Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit Completed

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share a few cards that I made with the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit. I made a total of 11 cards for this kit. I already shared 3 and I will share another 3 today. I have a 7th card that I will share tomorrow. As for the balance 4 cards, they were mostly inspirations from the inspiration sheet we received with the card kit so I won’t be sharing those anymore since they were mostly CASE cards.

The Simon Says Stamp Card Kit is an awesome deal. It is a monthly subscription of card making supplies with a theme each month. To purchase each kit is 24.95 on its own. If you decide to subscribe it will be 19.95 which is reasonable price since you are getting a full size stamp set every month. I love receiving the kit each month because it definitely helps kick start my creativity.

Now for the first card —

Thinking of You Chevron

I started this card with a standard size Neenah Solar White card stock with the fold on top. For the chevron design, I am using my favorite technique which Jennifer McGuire demonstrated here. I love chevrons and when I saw Jennifer’s tutorial, I knew I would be doing this all the time. For the chevron pattern, I used the patterned papers from Pink Paislee that was included in the kit. Instead of using the chevron stripes as a whole sheet, I decided to cut each strip so I could place them randomly on the card. I ran the stripes on my Xyron Sticker Maker to make it easier to stick.

For the sentiment, I used the sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit. I stamped it using Lipstick Red ink from SSS. I also randomly stamped some of the hearts around the sentiment the same red ink. To finish the card, I accented the hearts with some Clear Wink of Stella pen and locked the shine with some Glossy Accents.

Here is the second card —

Thinking Of You

For this card, I was inspired by a card I saw at my local grocery store. I forgot to take a picture but it had stripes printed on the background so I knew I wanted to use strips of paper using the Pen Pal collection. I chose a few patterns and cut them into 1/4 inch strips. I started sticking the strips at the center and worked my way to each side. I decided to  arrange them randomly with different heights. I used Neenah Desert Storm as my main card base. The card is standard size with the fold on  top.

For the main element, I cut a circle using the Sizzix Circle Framelits set from the same kraft card stock. I embellished it with the typewriter, heart and thought bubble puffy stickers from the Pen Pal collection from Pink Paislee.

And here is the final card —

Hello Circles

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to standard size card. Using the patterned papers, I cut 1 inch circles and adhered in 2 lines on the front of the card. For the sentiment, I used the round hello greeting from the same set. I embossed it on Blueberry card stock from Bazzill using the AC Zing Gold Metallic embossing powder. I stuck the other circles straight on to the card stock but for the Hello sentiment, I adhered it using foam squares for added dimension.

I had some left over strips from the previous card, so I cut one side at a diagonal and adhered it to the card. To finish, I rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for this post and card kit. For more information on the tools and supplies I used for the cards, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday Card Day – On Your Special Day

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit. Now I’m going to be honest but I had a very difficult time thinking of cards that I wanted to make with this kit. Maybe my lack of experience in making masculine cards was the culprit. But I finally came up with something simple. I will try and make more with this kit to try and stretch my creativity.

Here is my card —

On Your Special Day

 

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I covered the entire front panel with the tweed/chevron patterned paper from the Be Different collection from Fancy Pants included in the kit. For the image and sentiment panel, I cut some Neenah Solar White card stock to 4 1/2 by 3 3/4. On the panel, I adhered 2 of the sneaker images from the SSS All Boy stamp set included in the kit. One was colored blue and the pink. I colored the images using Bic Mark It markers and I accented some parts with some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. For the sentiment, I used the Card Phrases set from Stampabilities. I cut the stamp so it would fit on the front. I stamped the first and last part of the sentiment with Staz-On Jet Black ink and the I stamped the scripted sentiment with SSS Lipstick Red ink. To finish the card, I added a heart in between the 2 sneakers to make it look like a wedding themed card. I accented the heart with Elmer’s red glitter glue. I also rounded the corners of the front panel for added interest.

That’s it for this card. You can watch the video process here below or on YouTube


 

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit (patterned paper and stamp set)
3. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
4. Staz On Jet Black ink
5. Bic Mark It Markers
6. Elmer’s Glitter Glue
7. Stampabilities Card Phrases stamp set
8. SSS Lipstick Red ink

SSS January Kit Card #2 – Love You Sew Much

Hi everyone! Today I am here with my second card for the January 2014 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. This kit is quite versatile and really has endless possibilities.

For today’s card, I was inspired by a tutorial that Jennifer McGuire did on her blog and YT channel. In this video, she stitched the sentiment “love you sew much” and I just loved it. Here is my take using her card as inspiration.

Love You Sew Much

I started the card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in marshmallow as the base of the card cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To that, I adhered the grey and white patterned paper from Fancy Pants included in the kit. For the top panel, I used another piece of the Marshmallow card stock and stamped the sentiment, the hearts and the dash stitched lines in Memento’s Desert Storm. I wanted to choose a light ink so I could stitch above it and it would not be seen. Then the stitching started – I poked holes using a needle on each aspect of the card. I tried to make the holes as even as possible using the stamped lines. I used some variegated embroidery floss from DMC with different shades of pink.

For the needle, I decided to over it with a silver pilot marker, but true to who I am I messed it up. I didn’t want my hard work of stitching go to waste so I covered up the stamped needle with a real one. I attached the needle with glossy accents. I felt that the card was missing something and since this is a sewing theme card, I decided to sew in some buttons. These are very inexpensive buttons I got at Walmart.

To finish the card, I attached the front panel on to the card base with foam squares for added dimension.

That’s it for this card. I have a few more planned for this kit that will be posted in the coming days.

Thanks for reading!

Always Be Strong

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the 10 Minute Craft Dash over at Paulina’s blog – Pretty Pink Posh.

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Normally there is a color palette to follow, but this time the card needed to incorporate buttons in some way. So here is my card —

Always Be Strong

 

It took me 8 minutes and 37 seconds to finish this card.

I started this card with some Natural card stock from Neenah cut to a landscape standard size card. I cut out the heart image from a 12×12 sheet from ColorBok’s Sweet Memories collection. I used some maroon ribbon and attached it to the hearts. I also accented each heart with buttons. I attached the hearts to look like they were hanging from somewhere.

For the sentiment, I used the Be set from Simon Says Stamp. For that set, you can mix and match sentiments and I picked “Always Be Strong”. I stamped the first and last line of the sentiment with some Rich Cocoa ink and for the “be” part, I used Rose Bud both from Memento.

To finish the card, I embellished with some matching sequins for added interest.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Natural cardstock from Neenah
2. 12×12 sheet from ColorBok’s Sweet Memories collection.
3. buttons and ribbon from Walmart
4. Simon Says Stamp Be sentiments
5. Memento inks in Rich Cocoa and Rose Bud. 
6. assorted sequins

 

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading.

 

Thinking of You

Hey everyone. Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. 

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The theme for the challenge is ANIMAL ANTICS. I was hopping along the STAMPtember Blog Hop over at Simon Says Stamp and I came across this card from Jennifer McGuire. It totally blew my mind and I was in awe of her creative genius. I immediately fell in love with it and decided to try the same technique. Jennifer used the Lots of Dots set and the Big Hello die cut. I did not have any of those products with me so I had to improvise.

Here is my card —

Thinking Of You

I started the card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa folded to a standard size card and I used some Strathmore water color paper for a white panel.

I had a stencil of a bird and a heart that I recently got from Hobby Lobby that I thought would work great. Now for the dots…I originally thought of using a stylus to make the dots but then I saw the berries in the SSS Life is a Journey stamp set that I thought would work well. So I started stamping. I divided the bird into 6 parts so I could change colors easily. I used different Hero Arts shadow inks – Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Soft Pool and Tide Pool in that order. After I stamped the dots, I used my stylus to fill in some areas that were bare. I also used one of the hearts using the same technique in Pale Tomato Ink.

For the sentiment, I used one from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments. I embossed it in silver embossing powder. To finish off the card, I adhered the white panel onto the card stock base with some foam adhesives.

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa
2. Strathmore watercolor paper
3. StenWorks bird and heart stencil
4. SSS Life Is A Journey stamp set
5. Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Soft Pool, Tide Pool
6. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments 
7. American Crafts Zing silver embossing powder
 

That’s it for this card. 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 🙂