This is a Cricut card that I made for Valentines Day, I think it turned out so cute. Cards for boys can be tricky but this one turned out really well. The cartridge I used was "Robotz" and he was cut out at 3 inches. I used Bassill card stock. in red black and gray. Some black and white patterned paper I had in the scrap paper drawer. The hearts are from a Cuttlebug Die/Embossing set "Love Always" and I used a gold gel pen to highlight the words on them. The Embossing folder I used was a Darcie folder named "Swirl". The card is an A2 size in black. The mat is 4 x 5 1/4 in red. The band is cut at 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 in black and 5 1/4 x 2 in polka dot. The large mat is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 at bottom 2 3/4 at top. Then embossed with Darci. Striped paper is cut at 3 1/2 x 3 /12 at bottom and 2 1/2 at top,
Mechanics of Love
As always have a great day. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you enjoy the card and please feel free to leave a comment.
Hello everyone I am tired of Christmas cards, so I decided to post a beach scene. This is not Stampin Up and I did not use the Cricut. I did use the Cuttlebug as an embosser and Die cutter. This is a shaker card. One of my favorites. I love using the sand, I think it makes this card. I also used a die cut starfish in with the sand as a point of interest. I used the Gamasol technique with pencils to color in the stamped image. The flip flops are an EK success punch. I truly hope you like it. It is very different than what you are used to seeing from me. This would be very easy to replicate with Stampin Up products.
Day at the Beach
This is a A2 size card 5 1/2x4 1/4. I used the Oval framelits of three sizes. The clear celaphane was from the back of a stamp set. The stamped image was adhered to the celaphane with foam tape, and it made a complete seal so that the sand doesn't shake out. Glue dot the celephane on the card first, then place foam tape all along the edge of celephane, put small amount of sand and starfish in center of celephane, remove backing from tape and place stamped image on tape. Tah-Dah a shaker card. Hope you enjoy the card.
These two are takes on two cards I have done before, so I hope that you like them. By the Tide one, I feel like is much more my color style, compared with the one I had posted previously. Please remember to send Thank You cards out to all of your family in this season of giving just to let them know you are thankful for all the thoughtful gifts. I truly believe that in this world of text and email, a handmade card shows someone that they are worth your time and energy, and that still means something.
Pistachio Pudding, Very vanilla card stock
DSP Venetian Romance
Elegant Embossing Folder
Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding, and Island Indigo ink
Perfectly Penned and Summer Silhouettes,French Foliage, and Lots of Thanks stamp sets
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Island Indigo Ribbon
Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds
Cut Very Vanilla at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and 3/8 x 2 (for small flag), Pistachio Pudding at 4 1/4 x 11 (score 5 1/2) and two 2 3/8 x 4 3/8, two DSP at 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. Emboss largest Very Vanilla piece, and with dauber ink edges of Very vanilla and DSP pieces. On lightest DSP Stamp in Soft Suede flower stems and then in Island Indigo stamp flower tops. Stamp greeting in Soft Suede above flower. Assemble the two DSP panels. On the panel with flowers tie ribbon on lower portion. Then on Very Vanilla strip Take stamp from Lots of Thanks and just ink (so much) on the stamp with Island Indigo marker and stamp it on the left side of 2 inch strip leaving enough room to make a pennant cut. Attach to DSP panel with flowers even with ribbon. On scrap piece of Very Vanilla stamp with French Foliage stamp using Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo ink randomly stamp area big enough to use butterfly punch, then ink edges with Soft Suede. Assemble card as shown above no dimensionals are used just tape. Then with glue pen dot the flower tops randomly then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds. Attach butterfly and your done.
An Ocean of Thanks
Very Vanilla, Soft Suede card stock
Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Island Indigo ink
DSP Venetian Romance
Embossing Folders Chevron
Crystal Effects, Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds
Brad and Eyelets
Cut Very Vanilla at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 1/2 x 3 1/2, and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (for oval framelit), Soft Suede 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score 4 1/4) and 4 x 3, DSP 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 and 3/4 x 3 7/8. Emboss largest piece of Very Vanilla. Stamp coral with Pistachio Pudding ink, and sea horses with Crisp Cantaloupe ink. Using Island Indigo marker dot eyes of sea horse. Center in 3 in Oval framelit and cut out. Next stamp greeting on banner with Crisp Cantaloupe. Ink all edges of Very Vanilla and DSP. In upper right hand corner place three eyelits. Assemble DSP panel put light colored DSP on the bottom third of panel. Now with glue pen trace some of the coral lines the sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry 10 minutes. After dry lay on card and mark with pencil where banner should go then punch hole and place brad through both. Now place oval on card with dimensionals and put some on end pf pennant. After card completely assembled take the Crystal Effects and make small bubbles coming from sea horses and also cover eyes for raised bubble effect.
Good afternoon all, today I made my Christmas cards for my neighbors. The card that I made was one of those happy accidents, and I just love the way it turned out. It was very simple and quick to mass produce so I hope that it will inspire you to make some cards for neighbors or family & Friends.
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake ink
Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Cardstock
DSP Season of Style
1 1/4 in Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread
Simply Pressed Clay Button (colored after drying: Cherry Cobbler marker)
Candy Cane Stripe Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Sassy Salutations, Lovely As a Tree Stamp Sets
Whisper White cut at 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, DSP cut at 3 1/4 x 3 3/4, Cherry Cobbler cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score at 4 1/4) and 3 3/8 x 3 7/8 and 2 3/8 x 4 3/8. First use embossing folder on largest piece of Whisper White. Then with Old Olive ink and the large pine tree from (Lovely As a Tree), stamp the first impression on left side of smallest Whisper White card stock then before you re-ink it stamp second tree repeat process for other two trees to complete the look as above. Then using Cherry Cobbler ink stamp your Sassy Salutation just right of center. I then inked the edges with Crumb Cake ink on DSP and Whisper White. I used the cheater method for the burlap and made 1 inch loop and taped to back on each side. The first layer is adhered with two sided tape the greeting layer is raised with dimensionals. The button was colored in with Cherry Cobbler marker and the linen thread was loop through and a bow tied. The photo corner was an embelishment that I had lying around.
I had quite a few request for more detailed instructions on my cards so I hope that this has been helpful. If you have any questions, requests or comments please leave below and I will answer as quickly as I can.
Hello my fellow card makers, it has been a little while since my last post. I have been out of town and working when in town. This past weekend my BFF and I worked on some Christmas cards for our office to send out. This one was super easy but really turned out well and I believe it is the simple layout that makes it so special. I really hope that you all like it and remember that this can be adapted for any occasion or holiday.
Smoky slate, Whisper White, Pool Party paper
Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Versa mark Ink
DSP Winter Frost
Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp set
2 1/2 Circle Punch
Silver glitter and Glue Pen
Cut your Pool party paper 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, DSP 2 x 5 1/2, Smoky Slate 4 1/4 x 11(score @ 5 1/2).
on Pool party randomly stamp the two small snow flakes in Pool Party ink, then ink edges. Ink edges of DSP. Stamp snow flakes on whisper white in Pool Party, and words in Smoky Slate. Ink edges of circle in Pool Party ink, then take glue pen and in center of each snow flake and on the ends of large snowflake make a glue dot then sprinkle with glitter and tap off excess. Before assembly Take all thre snow flakes and with versa mark ink stamp on right side of card as shown above.
Cherry Cobbler, Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla cardstock
Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler ink
DSP Season of Style
2 1/2 circle punch
Wetlands Stamp Set
Follow the same directions as above except instead of glitter tie a bow out of linen thread and glue to a place on the circle you like.
This goes to show you how one easy layout can produce a differnt look with just different paper and color scheme. As always for any or all of the supplies contact my BFF at her website on Stampin Up .http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/beckycrain/jointhefun. Have a great week. Enjoy creating and please leave a comment if you have questions.
Hello all I am so sorry it has been awhile since my last post but I had keyboard problems and had to bite the bullet and by a new one. The cards that I have for you today are going to some wonderful people that have been helping my son through a very tough time in his life. being a card maker the best way in which I can show my gratitude is by creating a card that shows them how very much I appreciate their dedication and hard work.
The following cards are a few that I have come up with they are all Stampin Up creations, I hope that you all enjoy them half as much as I enjoy making them. It is a great escape for me and relaxes me to get in my craft room and create so enjoy.
Daffodil Delight, island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Card Stock
Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade Ink
DSP Tea for Two
Darice Embossing folders Crackle, and Dot
Stamp sets: Regarding Dahlias, Perfectly Penned, Lots of Thanks.
Thanks a Boat Load
Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede card stock.
DSP: Sweet Shop
Pool Party, and Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Ink
Darice embossing folder Crackle, and Sizzix embossing folder Tim Holtz alterations Woodgrains
Stamp sets: The Open Sea, and Lots of Thanks.
Oceans of Gratitude
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake card stock.
DSP: Birds of a Feather
Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake ink
This is a set of cards that would be great to send your mother or aunt or even grandmother just has a good old fashion feel. They were both made with the Cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen" both cut at 3 1/2 in. I used glitter paper for refrigerator. Cuttlebug folders for texture and ribbon and large metallic pearls for bling. If I don't go into detail enough just leave a comment and I will try to answer it. But I always just post to give and share basic concepts and ideas for cards you can make. Most of t he time I don't have the specific pattern of paper or name of stamp sets for the cricut card it I do I will put it.
Have a "Ice" Day
As always thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look, These are both A2 size cards. I hope these inspire you to look and your cartridges in a new light and see all the possibilities they can bring. Please leave a comment if you have any questions I will try to answer it ASAP. Have a great day.
I hope you all are not completely over my Thinlit obsession because I am not. I have seen an elf but not Santa so here is my version. I truly hope you like it.
Thinlits Circle card
"Crisp Cantaloupe or Blushing Bride",Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Regal Rose and Pacific Point card stock.
Gumball Green Ink
Tags 4 You Stamp set
Blossoms Petal Builder and Label Bracket Punch
3/4 in to 2 1/2 in circles
Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" and Darci "Crackle" embossing folders.
At the time I made him I used a Base color I had on hand for demo purpose so my skin color is not Stampin Up paper, I do all demos in cheap paper then do in Stampin Up paper for Demo copy, my BFF Becky has the Thinlit die or I would have done that with this guy.
This layout was one that I really liked and thought that it would adapt to the By the Tide stamp set well. I hope you like the way I used it. I also used a technique that we learned in card club, with the glossy paper and embossing the image and then using sponge daubers to put the color to the paper.
Marina Mist, Brown Sugar, Whisper White and Glossy card stock.
DSP Patterns Stack Subtles
Brown Sugar, Marina Mist ink
Thank you so much for all of your support and for stopping by. For any or all of the supplies to make this or any Stampin Up card you can always use the demonstrator I use she just happens to be my BFF here is the link Becky Crain.
So I got back to the Cricut for a cute Dino card this one was made using the Cricut Lite cartridge Dino Play. This is one of the cutest cartridges out there, and with a little imagination can be used for all occasions and both boys and girls. My Dino Diva was cut at 3 in. and the plant from the same cartridge was cut at 4 in. The background paper was by American Crafts a la Mode fondant. I used a recollections flower for her to add that extra Diva quality. Googly eyes are a favorite of mine so you will see them a lot with my Cricut cuts. The sentiment was one of my many polymer stamps that I have of unknown makers.
These are some cards that I made after I came home from card club using the layouts we had worked with. All of the materials are Stampin Up, I will give a full list of supplies at the end of each card. I enjoy taking a layout and trying new and different things.
Jump for Joy
Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral.
DSP This and That Epic Day
Gumball Green, Basic Black, Basic Gray Ink
Stamp Sets Moving Forward, Create a Cupcake and Gorgeous Grunge.
Embossing folder Square Lattice
Scalloped Edge Punch, Word Window, 3/4 in.. 1 in., 2 1/4 in. Circle, and 2 1/2 in. Scallop
The Base is cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (A2). Then Score at 1 1/2 in and 4 1/4 in. Do a mountain and valley fold. The Insert was cut at crumb cake 4 3/4 x 3 3/4. the very vanilla 4 1/2 x 3 1/2. The Daffodil Delight was cut at 5 1/2 x 4, and embossed. The DSP was cut at 5 1/2 x 2 1/4. I pop dotted the 2 frogs on the card.
Fall is Here
Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla card stock.
DSP Sweater Weather
Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry.
Stamp Set French Foliage.
3/4 in punch
The Base is cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2. Then Score at 3in. The second card was cut at 6 3/4 x 3 1/2. Fold in half. The Crushed Curry mats were cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and 2 7/8 x 4 1/8. The Chocolate Chip mat is cut at 3 1/4 x 3 3/8 and the Very Vanilla was cut at 3 1/8 x 3 twice one for the inside. The 2 DSP were cut at 5 1/4 x 4 and 2 3/4 x 4.
Thank you for stopping by and looking. If you are interested in any of the supplies to make these cards you can contact my BFF she is a demonstrator, at www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/beckycrain. Happy stamping as always enjoy yourself.
Hey everyone I had a great time at card club this week and we made the cutest cards that I just had to show them to you. I want to give credit where credit is due so above each card I will give the source my demonstrator gave me. I hope you all love these cards as much as I do.
Cased from Chat Wszelaki
Cased from Linda Heller (Stamping School)
From Founders Circle
They were so cute that I had to share them with you.
These are some of the cutest cards I have made for boys with the Paperdolls cartridges. Little boys are much harder to make cards for in my opinion, but I really liked how these turned out. I get so many requests from family and friends to make cute boy cards and I will be honest I struggle at times. So when these turned out just like what I had imagined I was Pleased.
Snake Charmer This card was made using the Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge. The Face was stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps PK-490. You know I love trinkets so I had the dragonfly charm, and the black pearls for the snake eyes. The 2 Cuttlebug folders used were "Mesh Texture" and "Leafy Branch" His hat was embossed with a Sizzix folder named "Plaid" The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK Patterened Pack "All Boy".
This card was also made using Everyday Paperdolls. The PK-490 was used again. I also used markers to highlight vest and fish. The only bling for the card was bakers twine and 3 green sticker dots. The embossing folders were from Cuttlebug "Mesh Texture" and "Give a Hoot Cricut Companion". The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK Patterened Pack "All Boy".
I do a lot of cards for OWH and this was one of the cards I made to send to a soldier just to say thanks. The character was cut out at 2.75 inches. I once again used the PK-490 stamps for the face. The Cuttlebug embossing folder "Stars", and a star brad. The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK Patterened Pack "All Boy".
The Everyday Paperdoll Cartridge is so versatile and so cute that I find myself using it quite a bit, I would call it a must have. I truly hope that you enjoy these cards and to all my Cricut fans I will still keep posting cricut stuff on a regular basis, and may soon I will do a demo on youtube instead of all of my slide shows.