Monday, March 28, 2016

Baby Card ft. Lawn Fawn Plus One

Hello and welcome to another baby card post. I have several friends having babies this year and I want to make sure I have some cards on-hand for the special day. I have created a cute little card that is clean and simple with a little die-cutting, some simple coloring with Spectrum Noir markers, and some sequins and ribbon. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape, Lawn Fawn Plus one stamp set, Lawn Fawn plus one lawn cuts, Darice chevron embossing folder, Spectrum Noir markers.

1. Start with Whisper White card stock cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

2. Die-cut a square from Basic Gray card stock and a slightly smaller square out of Blushing bride card stock. Run the gray piece through the embossing folder using the Big Shot machine then adhere the 2 squares together.

3. Cut a short strip of ribbon to fit across the squares and adhere to the front of the card.

4. On Whisper White card stock stamp image in Black ink and color using Spectrum Noir markers. Pop up with foam tape and adhere to the center of the squares and over the ribbon. Sprinkle with sequins.

For the inside of the card:

1. Cut a piece of the Blushing Bride card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Stamp another sentiment inside.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Boy layout share

TGIF and Good Friday to you all. Today I have a layout share using the Hip Kits and it was so much fun to create.

Here's my attempt at mixed media and it looks nothing like those I've been watching on YouTube. I used the Hip Kit from Jan and Feb 2016 (I believe). I was going for a monochromatic layout but couldn't stick to just blue. I also used some Glitter card stock (DCWV), 6x6 paper pad (Authentique), The yellow card stock is Stampin' Up and the Binding Edge punch (EK success). I tried the smooshing technique using the Heidi Swapp Gold and Teal color shine. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Close up of elements.

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I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Charmed and Sweet layout

It's Saturday and although I had to work today I had an opportunity to create this layout using photos that were taken at JCPenny in June 2013. I love the way the photographer captured my son's happy side at just the right time because in realty he hates baths at the tender age of three. This layout uses the Feb. 2016 Hip Kit and I used a rotary stamp from Project Life/Becky Higgins to stamp 3 phrases in the bottom left corner. I will be using this layout in a Sketches in Thyme challenge. Take a look at the layout below and let me know what you think.

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I do all of my journaling on the back of my layouts so as not to detract from the photos and elements used.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy Easter card

TGIF and welcome to another card post. I'm am loving the Lawn Fawn stamps and the sentiments are so cute. I used Stampin' Up papers and embossing folder along with the Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set with matching dies. I don't like to fussy-cut. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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I left the inside of the card blank for a personal message.

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Additional supplies: Fun foam, Lawn Fawn (LF1046) Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set, Lawn Fawn (LF1047) Chirpy Chirp Chirp dies, clear blocks, My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI.

1. Create card base out of Tempting Turquoise card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”. Run through Big Shot with Zig Zag embossing folder. Adhere to the card base with Tear & Tape.

3. Die cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the Project Life cards & Labels framelits and the Big Shot.

4. Stamp the images using the masking technique and the Mini MISTI. Color the images and then color the egg with Wink of Stella. Pop the image panel up using fun foam and adhere to the card front.

5. Sprinkle some gold sequins around and adhere using the fine tip glue pen.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Here comes baby- card

Happy Thursday everyone. I just wanted to pop in and share a baby card I just created. This was a lot of fun to create and I just love using the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. The coloring was done using Stampin write markers as well as Whispers Strokes Dual Brush markers. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think. I have a few baby card ideas coming in the near future.
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Additional supplies: Simon Says Stamp-Tiny Ray of Sunshine, TPC Studio- Here comes baby (72628), Lawn Fawn- Plus One stamps and coordinating dies, HOTP- 8 Circles & Scallops dies, Scissors, ATG tape runner.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Stampin' Up- You've Got This

It's Sunday and even though I lost an hour of sleep I'm up and being crafty already. Today I have a card that has simple stamping, coloring and assembly. The purple flower is colored using Spectum Noir markers and some pearls to highlight the dry embossing. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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The inside of the card:

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I just love the embossing, dimension and pearls.

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Here are the supplies used:
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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape, Spectrum Noir markers (CG1, CG2, DG3, CT3, GB5, PL2, LV2, PL4).

1. Create card base to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller panel of card stock, run through embossing folder, wrap with ribbon. Adhere to the card base.

3. Die cut vellum banner and adhere to the panel.

4. Die cut oval, sponges, edges, stamp the image and color with markers. Pop up with foam tape and adhere over vellum banner.

5. Add pearls.

For the inside:

1. Cut Whisper White panel to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Stamp image and sentiment.

3. Adhere to the inside of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Birthday cards

My weekend got off to a great start yesterday and I thought I'd share some of my crafty fun with you today. My sister-in-law and I carved out some time to get crafty and we each made a birthday card. We used one collection of papers with coordinating inks, punches and matching ribbon. Take a look at each one and then both side by side and let us know what you think.
My version:
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Crafty Lou's Version:

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner.

Now here are both cards together:

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We had a great time creating these cards and hope you are inspired by them. Thank you for visiting.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Thank you card

Happy Monday and welcome to the post for today. I have a card featuring a Sale-a-bration stamp called What I Love and if you'd like to get it for free all you have to do is place a $50.00 order.

I'm not a big fan of pink but I love how this card came out. The colors used are Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride which are all very pretty pinkish colors. The background paper is a resist type paper that you can ink, spray or sponge and reveal an image. Love it.

Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M tape.

1. Create a 5 ½” x 8 ½” card base and scored at 4 ¼”. Sponge the edges with Soft Suede ink.

2. Cut a ¼”smaller panel of cardstock and die-cut 2 labels collection framelits from card stock. Sponge the edges.

3. Cut a 3 ¾ ”x 5” piece of the Irresistibly Yours DSP. Sponge all over this piece then wipe off the excess to reveal the image. Sponge the edges.

4. On the smaller die, stamp the images.

5. Adhere the first 2 panels then wrap with the ribbon.

6. Pop the die cuts on 3M foam tape and adhere to the front of the card.

For the inside.

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Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4”x 5 ¼ ” and adhere to the inside. I stamped the image from the front inside (only used the outline stamp).

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Awesome Dude layout share

Happy Sunday everyone. I've been on a crafty role this weekend and I am using this layout in a Sketch Challenge over at Sketches in Thyme. I enjoyed trying to follow a sketch and once I figured out the color scheme things just fell into place. I used the Simple Stories So Rad collection as well as some Stampin' Up DSP and card stock.
The photo is another one from my son's first birthday party at Chuck E Cheese and I think the papers fit the festive mood.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Just for you card

Hello again. I have another card that I made and I think it can be used for any occasion. I love the colors and the flowers are just so darn cute. Take a look at the card I created and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Clear blocks.

I left the inside of the card blank for a personal message.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

A little something for you

Hello and welcome to today's post, which is a birthday card with a masculine feel and I like how it turned out. It's a great way to use up the scraps you have. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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The inside of the card.
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1. Create a 5 ½” x 8 ½” card base and scored at 4 ¼”.

2. Die-cut 2 circles from DSP and @ from card stock.

3. Cut a 3”x 3” piece of DSP using paper trimmer.

4. Tie a bow with the silver cording trim.

5. Sponge all of the papers with ink.

6. Adhere 3”x 3” square on top left of card base about ¼” from the top.

7. Arrange 3 largest circles together using the fine tip glue pen. Pop up circles using dimensional and adhere to the right of the square.

8. Place the bow in the center of the largest circle using the fine tip glue pen.

9. On the remaining circle stamp image then adhere to one of the larger circles with a dimensional.

10. Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner.

For the inside

1. Cut a piece of the same DSP from the front of the card to 4”x 5 ¼ ” and adhere to the inside. I stamped Happy Birthday sentiment directly onto the DSP.

Additional supplies: ATG tape runner and clear blocks.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Forever Love layout share

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I'm not sure I actually created a layout I wanted for this photo since it is so precious to me, but I think it came out pretty good. The background layer is Crate Paper Hello Love. The photo was matted on the Basic Grey B side woodgrain paper, then the left side of the photo was matted the Basic Grey Maybe paper. The right side was matted with the Basic Grey Prom Date paper. The final layer on the photo is the Gold Arrow paper from the My Story paper by My Mind's Eye.

A branding strip was put at the bottom of the photo layer and some of the word phrases were cut from the Hello Love paper by Crate Paper and decorative brads used on the tags are from the My Story sheet by My Mind's Eye. I stamped Hello Baby (SU) using Memento Tuxedo black ink and die cut a banner (SU) and adhered it to the tag. The year is from the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life accessory pack (SU).

Take a look at the layout and let me know what you think.

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I hope you have enjoyed today's post and will check back often for more inspiration. Thanks for visiting.

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