Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sending lots of love!

I'm back today to share one last card for the month. I originally made this card to share prior to Valentine's Day...but it never actually got posted!

No worries though, I can always share it now!
I wanted to make a Valentine's card that used non-traditional colors rather than the whole white, pink, and red that we are accustomed to. I created the base of the card with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle die. After die-cutting it, I just adhered it to a standard A2 sized card base.
The other die-cuts and stamp are all Simon Says Stamp exclusives. 
Supplies:
Bazzill Marshmallow white cardstock
Echo Park Here and Now 6x6 paper stack
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Die
Simon Says Stamp Surely Stitched Heart Die
Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts
Pretty Pink Posh Silver Heart Confetti

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

For My Favorite Gamer!

Good morning! Once again, it seems like it's been forever since I posted last! But I'm here today sharing a super special birthday card. 

My oldest kiddo turns 15 today!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAMIEN!
Damien is a die-hard gamer and upcoming YouTuber. :) So when I saw the Level up stamp set and Game Controller die over at My Favorite Things, I had to have it just for this card! I created the base with some of the rectangles from the Simon Says Stamps new In Stitches die collection.
I die-cut several of the controllers out in order to give the die a little bit of dimension. I added some black hemp twine for the cord (even though he has wireless controllers, oops!) and then some glossy accents onto the colored buttons. It's a simple, clean cut layout for a birthday card, but I think it turned out great! 
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink white cardstock
Echo park All About a Boy 6x6 paper stack
Bazzill cardstock
My Favorite Things Level Up stamp set
My Favorite Things Die-namics Game Controller die
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies
hemp twine
glossy accents

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Good morning!

January is full of birthdays and I have yet another birthday card to share today!
 This adorable clown is from the Cute Little Circus file by Too Cute by Jessica. I decided to hide the face cuts so I could stamp one of these super cute little Peachy Keen Stamps faces on it instead. Then I used Copic markers to color it in. This has got to be one of the cutest little clowns ever! :)
Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
Echo Park That's My Boy 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park Dots & Stripes Soda Fountain 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan 6x6 paper stack
Too Cute by Jessica Cute Little Circus
Peachy Keen Stamps June 2014 Stamp of the Month
Peachy Keen Stamps Clowning Around Face Assortment
Enamel Dots

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Another Happy Birthday!!

Good morning! Who's up for another birthday card?! Today is my mom's birthday!

Happy Birthday Mom! 
I hope your day is wonderful!
For the birthday card today, I wanted to add a little dimension with a simple frame. I created a 4.25 x 4.25 square card within Silhouette Studio and used the Peachy Keen SVG outline for the size of the chef in order to know how big to make the frame. 
I cut the frame out 4 times (3 times out of plain white card stock and once out of a white patterned card stock) and just glued them together. Easy Peasy!

The chef is from the January 2014 Stamp of the Month. I stamped both him and the cupcake on X-press It Blending Paper and colored in his face with Copic Markers. I wanted to paper piece the rest of the outfit and the cupcake. So I picked out some misc card stock and added some shadows with more Copic Markers. I added a birthday sentiment from Jaded Blossom's So Many Birthdays stamp set and my little heart on top is covered with some glossy accents!
Supplies:
Neenah Solar White card stock
Carta Bella It's a Celebration 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park Head Over Heels 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park We Are Family 6x6 paper stack
Peachy Keen Stamps January 2014 SOTM
Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes Face Assortment
Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays
My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves
Enamel Dots

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Braxton!!

Good morning bloggers! Today is my nephew Braxton's 4th birthday!

Happy Birthday Braxton!!

Braxton is a fan of Bumble the Yeti. And of course since he has a winter birthday, I figured I could totally pull off a winter themed birthday card. :)
 Today's card is another shaker card. I used the Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables to create a frame to hold my sequins. I popped it up on two pieces of foam tape to give it enough room to shake. :) For the background, I used a new technique (for me) using a stencil and some embossing paste to create the snowfall.
 The Bumble Yeti is from Paper Piecings by Nikki. The snow banks were cut from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders. The sequins are a mixture of both Neat & Tanged and Pretty Pink Posh, and my sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays stamp set.
 Supplies:
Neenah Soloar White cardstock
Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends
Studio Calico acetate
Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays
Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow stencil
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste

Oh, and if you've noticed my new watermark today, head on over and check out Simply Claudia Designs on Facebook. I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of her handwritten logos and watermarks! 

Enjoy your day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

You're Engaged!

Good morning! Today I have a special card to share. A good crafty friend of mine got engaged over the Christmas holiday. And of course, that's something to celebrate! 

Congrats Ronda and Jon! :)
 For the engagement card I used the Love Always kit from SVG Cuts. I'm glad they included an engagement type file in one of their kits...because it was exactly what I was looking for.
 The card is sized to the standard A2 size. I modified it to create a couple extra layers for both the front and inside of the card. I really wanted to use glitter paper for the ring, but it is usually pretty difficult to adhere to other layers. I used TomBow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and it seemed to work okay. There were a few pieces that gave me a little trouble but I finally got them with a bit of extra glue. 
 I adhered some vellum to the front of the card with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Love how you can hardly tell I used it. :)
I stamped the sentiment on the inside using the Jaded Blossom The Perfect Match stamp set and added some glitter enamel stickers to finish it off.

Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink white card stock
Bo Bunny Head Over Heels 6x6 paper stack
DCWV Foil Stack 6x6 paper stack
DCWV Twinkle Glints 6x6 paper stack
The Paper Studio Vellum
Fancy Pants Designs Memories Captured
Carta Bella Moments & Memories
Jaded Blossom The Perfect Match
SVG Cuts Love Always
Doodlebug Sprinkles

Oh, and if you've noticed my new watermark today, head on over and check out Simply Claudia Designs on Facebook. I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of her handwritten logos and watermarks! 

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Make Today SUPER!

Good morning...and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Since 2014 came and went so fast, it's that time again to think about resolutions and starting over with a clean slate...
And I hope you ALL Make Today SUPER!
I have so many stamps that there are some brands that I haven't even gotten around to using! So today, I pulled out the Super stamp and Super Dies 1 and 2 sets from Paper Smooches. Aren't they adorable? (And then after I had been reminded of just how great these stamps are, I had to go a place another order!) 

For today's card, I created a standard A2 sized card. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle Dies to create the top layers for my card. I cut the little super hero out on X-press It Blending paper, stamped the image, and colored it in with Copics. For the city scape silhouette behind him, I used the die set and cut them out of some black card stock.
I wanted to fill in the little "windows" of the dies with some yellow. Which brought me to another technique that I hadn't done for a long time...some inking with Tim Holtz Distress Inks! After that was all said and done, I decided I needed to ink up the night sky too. :) 

For the sentiment, I used the My Favorite Things Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set and the Paper Smooches Super set. I added some foam tape to the back of the white layer to pop it up and some enamel dots to finish it off.
Supplies:
Neenah Solar White card stock
X-Press It Blending Card
My Favorite Things Simply Fabulous Sayings
Paper Smooches Super
Paper Smooches Super Dies 1 & 2
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Dies

Distress Inks:

Copics
Enamel Dots

I hope your New Year's Day is SUPER!