Friday, December 27, 2013

Robot Love

     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.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Beach Bum

     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.

Have a creative day.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Thanks

    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.

Sweet Reminders

  • 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
  • Crop-a-dile

     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.

I hope you enjoy these cards any hope that you will adapt them to your needs.  Enjoy the Holidays.   As always for any or all of the supplies contact my BFF  at her website on Stampin Up

Thank you for your time and support .

Sassy Salutations

     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.

Lovely Christmas

  • 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.
  As always for any or all of the supplies contact my BFF  at her website on Stampin Up
 Have a great time creating.  I have to go deliver the cards now. Bye Bye.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Very Merry Layout

     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.

Winter Flurry

  • 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.

Beachy Christmas

  • Cherry Cobbler, Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler ink
  • DSP Season of Style
  • Linen Thread
  • 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 .  Have a great week. Enjoy creating and please leave a comment if you have questions.