Saturday, July 29, 2017

Congrats Easel Card

 Life has been a bit hectic, which for me means I have taken some time to create some cute cards and other projects, but not enough time to share with you.  So sorry about that!  But, I am hoping things are going to smooth on out giving me some time to share with all of you.  So now let's get to the Congrats card I made just a few days ago.

I decided to go with an easel card.  I was making a card to give to a co-worker who recently passed her LCSW licensing test.  So I knew it needed to be special because that is a big deal!

Easel cards are one of my favorite cards to make.  They are pretty simple to make but they give the recipient a way to showcase the card as well.  So, once that was decided, I just raided all my dies.
I started with the largest stitched die I had to make the base.  I then added a couple of more layers.  One in some Recollections patterned paper, followed by one in pink cardstock.  On the Pink cardstock I added a dandelion stamped using a Unity Stamp Co. in Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo.  Over this I added a Congrats in Cricut silver glittered cardstock.  This die is made by Papertrey ink.

For the bottom, to "hold" the easel card in it's open position, I added two cross stitched rectangles one in a deep pink and one in the light pink.  To this I die cut a deeper pink leaves and topped with a light pink butterfly.  Easy peasy but so cute!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #46 anything goes found here.

Crafty Creations Challenge #346 Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

One Sheet Wonder with box/6x6 Shadow Frame

I have been busy.  I actually had some time this week to get some crafty goodness completed.  Last weekend I used a one sheet wonder template to make all the cards you see here.
 This week I made this envelope using my envelope punch board to hold them all.  Now they are ready to gift to someone special.  
All the cards are below so you can take a look at them individually.
 Also, at the end I will have my video that shows you a bit more in detail about the cards and what I have been working on.

This 6 x 6 shadow box frame being one of them.  Isn't it cute?  I used a Lori Whitlock SVG file to make this.  I loved how it turned out.

As far as the cards go I made the cards using a Hero Arts layered stamp set.  I am sorry guys I can't find the name anywhere on the packaging.  I struggle with these layered stamps.  Do you?

The only way I have found to be even slightly successful at lining these stamps up is to start with the middle layer, then add on the shadow layer.  Otherwise, it is a mess to say the least.  Also in this one sheet wonder I added on a cute firefly from a Recollections set that has mason jars.  

All the embellishments come out of my stash.  My video explains where some of these come from.  Also, not to forget, the sentiments are mainly from different Tag It sets from Papertrey Ink.

I used a combo of Momento inks and Stampin' Up inks to bring this together.

The one sheet wonder truly is a classic.  It is a great way to whip up a set of cards to give to someone as a gift. 

Since I love some challenges I am entering this card to the

right to the following challenges....then stay tuned.  At the end is the video.

This card is being added to the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: #29 Anything Goes found here.

Jo's Scrap Shack: #197 Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

What's Crafting this Weekend

Wanted to share with you some projects I made this weekend.  Also a future project in the beginning stages.  Happy Crafting!

Shop Your Stash...Ep. 4...use that washi and premade cards

Today, I want to share a card with you that is a perfect way to get cards done quickly.  Maybe that last minute card you weren't expecting to need but your stash is low and you don't have the time.

During my last shopping my stash where I took a look at all the "premade" cut-outs I have, stamped images, etc. I ended up with this beauty to  the left.  Even if you had to die cut the scalloped  circle, the circle, and stamp this would be a less than 5 minute card to put together for those time you need a card.  Not only that but you need a card now!

I started with one of the ombre card bases I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  The Paper Studio has these with envelopes in a rainbow of colors just to make people like me happy.  I don't know what it is but anything ombre draws me in.  

This card is in shades of orange.  While looking through my container of die cuts, I noticed the already stamped image that you see here.  The polka dotted circle and the sentiment are both from Paper Trey Ink.  It is an older set called Tag-it's #2.  I layered the circle on the scalloped circle.  

To pull it together I added a couple of pieces of washi tape that I had been gifted in a swap.  Then out of my stash I pulled a prima flower.  It was like these were all made for each other.

I hope this inspires you to shop your stash today.  Get some cards made, get inky, and don't forget to have fun.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Crafting with An Attitude's Challenge:  # 20 Anything Goes found here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge # 45:  Anything Goes found here.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shop Your Stash- Ep. 3...Use those scraps

Right before we moved, I sat down with my bag and plastic container of scraps to make some quick cards.

I had these black and white scraps in my stash.  The scalloped circle with the sentiment and heart were already put together in my scraps.

So all I had to do was cut or tear the strips, add on the scalloped piece, and then add on one of my cute butterflies I got from Michael's....ta-da..quick and simple card.

The best part is I got to use up those cute papers I tend to horde.  You probably don't horde all those paper.  😉

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl July Challenge:  Anything Goes.. you can find it here.

Deep Ocean Challenge:  # 158 Lots of can find this challenge here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Decor and a Card

Well as we relaxed this weekend, watched DH grill up some yummy hamburgers, I also got a few new things completed for the house.  After I share about the card see the video at the end for the other projects.

I am down to two boxes...a closet that still needs to be organized...but why work on that stuff, when there are some fun things to do.. 😜

First off I will start with my card to the right here.  I had out some 12 x 12 patterned paper from an older Recollections paper pad in order to work on a sunglasses holder for my son's room.  I liked this pattern because it was masculine.  You can see that project in the full video below.

With the left overs I decided to go ahead and make a couple  of masculine cards.  I never seem to have enough of these in my stash.  I will be honest it still seems a bit busy, but I still like it.  I think in hindsight I would a bit more black to help ground it.

I added some polka dot orange washi that I was gifted in a swap.  I had some orange brads in just the same shade so that worked well.  

The stamps came from two sets.  The scalloped wreath is from Papertrey Ink's Tag It #1 and it is stamped in Tangelo Twist from Stampin Up!  In Momento Tuxedo Black I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the same PTI set as well as the cute chick from Lawn Fawn's Party Animal set.

I thought about coloring the chick, but in the end decided not to.  I used Simon's Says Stamp stitched circle to cut out the image.  This I popped up on a scalloped circle die cut from some Recollections khaki paper.   The scalloped circle die is an old Spellbinders nesting set.

This didn't take too long.  Now I have some birthday cards for those men folk in my life.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Papery July Challenge found here.   

Crafty Creations Challenge #344, Anything Goes found here.

To see the other things I have been up to see the video below.