Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #85

 I am entering this card in the Color Challenge #85.

I die cut and stamped several different flowers from the retired Modern Blooms using the color challenge colors. 

I added a piece of the new black and white striped paper and die cut the rectangle from Blueprints 22.

I glued down the flowers around one side and finished the card with a banner cut from another Blueprints and stamped Happy Birthday from Essential Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am also entering this card in the WAW # 318-319 Anything Goes Challenge and SSS Wednesday Add a Sentiment.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Love you Like a Sister featuring The Stamps of Life


We had a wonderful visit with my brother and sister in law this past weekend so I wanted to send a thank you note for hosting us.

I cut red patterned paper using Sizzix Drop in Card Front and the love die. This die set is very versatile. It includes two other sentiments and the rounded edge frame, which is a personal favorite.

Using another piece of pink heart patterned paper, I cut just the rounded frame and adhered the two pieces together. The paper was added to a white card base that was embossed.

 I added some Clear wink of stella, a faux leather arrow and some glitter epoxy dots:

All supplies are from The Stamps of Life.

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I am entering in this card in the following challenges:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #309 Heat Embossed Stenciled Backgrounds

Today I created a card for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #309 Heat Embossed Stenciled Background Challenge.

This one took me several tries. I pulled out a couple of embossing powders and using the Quatrefoil stencil created my background.

I really liked the first one on black. It features Judikins Extreme Peacock powder which works best on dark card stock.  I cut finished the piece by cutting it out of one of the Mix and Mats.

The powder is very light:

But really shines on black card stock:

I liked the others I made but I just couldn't get an idea going with them so I will save them for later!

After settling on the black background, I chose purple as my base because I could see some of that in the powder.

I embossed the card stock with an older Stampin' Up! folder to give a little more texture.

The circle comes from the Don't Forget to Write Make It Market kit. I embossed in silver the sentiment You are so Loved. This was a recent freebie set from PTI and it is so sweet. I stamped one of the hearts in Red ink and after cutting it out, added Glossy Accents for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Papertrey ink:
Make It Market Don't Forget to Write
Amethyst Allure
True Black

Judikins Extreme Peacock Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
Foam Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Use Patterned Paper
4CraftyChicks #385 No Winter Blues
WAW #316-317 Anything Goes

Thursday, January 11, 2018

XOXO with The Stamps of Life Card Club Kit

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the newest The Stamps of Life Card Kit Club.

This has to be one of my all time favorite kits Stephanie has ever done. I just love the colors and the patterned paper pack included in the kit. 

There is also the XOXO die that you can either leave in the paper or you can use the included outer die that will cut the shape out. 

I decided to leave my XOXO in the paper:

I cut 3 strips of card stock to use behind the cut out.

I trimmed the pieces down and mounted it all onto a white card base.

Grape ribbon was tied on the left and I finished by adding 3 puffy hearts:

I will definitely use this for Valentine's Day!

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #308 - 2017 Ala Carte

Hi there!

Today's card is for Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #308 - 2017 Ala Carte Challenge.

I participated in most of the weekly Make It Monday Challenges but I did miss a few.

I chose Make It Monday Faux Epoxy Embellishments from Betsy Veldman for this challenge.

I struggled making the embellishment! I made my die cut and burned the embossing powder and it didn't look good at all. I tried again and immediately got yellow ink all over it. I need to clean my craft mats better, I guess! Haha!

I then decided to use something else. I had some Pico Embellisher in clear so I added that on top of the paper. I finally had success!!

While that was drying, I added a Quatrefoil die cut onto a Vintage Jadeite card base.

Recently, I spent some time die cutting all the pre-printed pieces in my various Papertrey Make It Market kits. I pulled out a few of the die cuts from Garden Gate and added them on.

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I am entering this card in the WAW Challenge #316-317 Anything Goes.

Friday, January 5, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch 366

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a card I created for the MFT Wednesday Sketch 366 challenge.

After die cutting and stamping the images, I went old school and pulled out my markers and colored all my pieces.

This card got off track when I decided to turn my die cut window into a shaker card! It has been a while since I made one so I forgot how to do it right. : )

I die cut the pieces - the circle windows and the matching base piece and cut the acetate as well. After gluing down the 2 birds and the heart to my pink base, I placed foam around the edges to make the shaker. I was about to attach it all when I realized I needed to put foam in the middle, too, or I would just have sequins in the bottom! I was able to add the foam pieces and save the card. 

I then embossed the light purple background with a woodgrain folder and added it to the gray card base. 

The shaker piece was added next followed by the tree, birdhouse and the sentiment. 

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things:
Blueprints 23
Blueprints 20
Tweet on You Stamps and Dies

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop


Today I am sharing a card I made for the Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop.

Here is the inspiration photo:

When I saw the inspiration picture a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to recreate the heart shaped wreath because it was so lovely. This is where it took me forever to get moving on the project!!  I stamped several different flowers, etc and after some trial and error, I settled on the single rose from the newest Make It Market kit, Wonderland. I stamped and die cut many of these and put them aside.

I returned home from Atlanta today and realized I forgot about the hop!

I die cut a heart shape out of white card stock and stamped several leaf shapes in different colors around the outline of the heart. Then I glued down the roses.

The inside sentiment was stamped on champagne vellum and embossed with gold.

I adhered the vellum down to the card stock and then added foam strips to the Fine Linen to allow a little light to shine through it.

I finished by adding to bright pink card stock and sprinkled around some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Party Time.