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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Simple Cards that Use Your Stash

Got a few cards done this week so I am here sharing with you. Drink is a digital stamp, I believe from Prettygrafik Design, cut out with my Cricut.  Sentiment I made on my computer with Cricut sticker paper.  I have a blog post on how I do this.  This is a great way to personalize your own sentiments.  Patterned paper is from Recollections blush and mint collection which I have almost used up. 🙂

I really like this card design because it showcases all that pretty paper.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Father's Day Cards

Guys, I have been on a Father's Day card-making roll.  I have been making quite a few cards for those in my life that need a card including some friends.  Here is what I have gotten done so far.  Hopefully, these will inspire you.

I used a stamp set I received with a stamp magazine. I loved how it turned out. This one is going to the hubby. This is the retiform technique I have seen some trying..I haven't done this in quite a while but still love it when I find the right color combo and stamps.  I used Pacific Point ink from Stampin up and London fog from Momento.  I think this color combo gives this card a cool feel.
 This one for my father in law who lives on a farm. Thought the simple silhouette with the oxide blended background and the rays would be perfect.  I used a combo of Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides for the background.  The rays were created by blending in more fossilized amber using a stencil.

This was all created in Design Space in Cricut. It is a blend of several different images in DS.  The images were cut in black cardstock or gold mirror cardstock.  The Layers I did manually with paper from my stash along with more mirror cardstock.

I offered another co-worker to do a Father's Day card for her husband. She wasn't sure what she wanted. So I asked about his hobbies in which she replied to as fishing and beer. So here is what I came up with with the help of Cricut Design Space. Vinyl for the outside. The inside was drawn by the Cricut.

For the last card, I had a request from a friend for a custom Father's Day card for her son. This is what I came up with thanks to some vinyl and Cricut design space.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Decor Panel Piece Using Popsicle Sticks!

I have seen such wonderful silhouette projects on Pinterest using popsicle sticks that I wanted to try it during this time of sheltering in place. I had all the needed materials already so that made this project even better!  You can see how I put the last panel piece together by heading over to my YouTube channel or watching it below.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cards- With No stamping

So I found a couple of challenges this week that interested me. One is from Splitcoast Stampers.  If you have never been over to Splitcoast you should really check it out.  There are forums to discuss all things Stamping or Papercrafting related, tutorials, and tons of inspiration.  Under the Ways to Use It Challenge posted 4/16/20 the challenge was to make a card with no stamping.  There are tons of ideas that floated in my head but nothing solidified till I saw Kristie Marcott's challenge, #kristiescardchallenge this week over on her Instagram channel. Her challenge was to make your own background paper.  From those two challenges as inspiration, I ended up with the card at the top of the post. 

I used Distress Oxide inks in worn lipstick and fossilized amber to make a blended background.  I added Brilliance moonlight white with a stencil of triangles. Then I added a white feather along with a die-cut HI sentiment. I added a few clear sequins for sparkle.  Simple but I loved how it turned out.

While I had everything out I decided to do another card. This one doesn't fit with Kristie's challenge but still is appropriate for the Ways to Use It Challenge from 4/16/20

My scraps from my easter cards led to the main panel.  I had cut my scraps into strips and made panels of "cardstock" out of them.  I kept this card simple by adding a pink die cut border to the bottom.  I added the white die-cut banner on top with the black sentiment hugs at the bottom.  I am going to add this card also to an Anything Goes Challenge #184 over at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.

I hope everyone is staying safe.  Take some time to get creative out there...I know it helps me to stay calm during this time so Hopefully it does the same for you.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Entering a couple of Challenges...

 I had forgotten how fun it is to enter challenges until last week when I entered Kristie Marcotte's challenge on Instagram.  You can find her latest one by searching for #kristiescardchallenge.  You will also find each week's contestants using the hastag. 

But back to this lovely fairy card.  I found a couple of challenges I felt I could combine which led to this card.  The digital stamp is from prettygrafik design.  (By the way, there is a link but this post is in no way affiliated...I just love their digital stamps.)  My medium of choice for the coloring was Copic markers.  I used scraps to do all the die-cutting while adding a fabric washi layer. I know the trend is to add a sentiment to the outside of the card but lately...I have been enjoying doing things old school by leaving a sentiment off.  That way I can customize it when I am ready to give it by adding a sentiment on the inside or maybe even on the front.

I am adding this card into a couple of challenges. 1. Creative Inspirations April Challenge:  April Showers & Flowers.   2.  Papercraft Challenges:  #56 Pastel Colors.

Head on over to these great blogs to see all the entries...there are amazing cards showcased.  

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

More Card Goodness

Here are some more cards I have been sharing on Instagram.  I challenged myself to use up some images I have either had colored for a while or in my die cut bin.  Here's how those are turning out.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Hanging out on Instagram lately...

Hello friends!  I haven't been here in blog land in some time.  But if you are samanthadesigns still creating anything these days?  You can find out the answer by heading over to Instagram.  I find it is easier these days to get the cards I make posted a bit quicker on that platform.  Between school, work, and this pandemic this has been the best way for me to share.  So head on over.  I also still get a video up on YouTube once in a while as well.  See all my social media platforms below.  Stay Well, Everyone!

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