Sunday, December 8, 2019

Buffalo Plaid & Snowflake Cards

Two versions of a similar card.

The background paper is actually giftwrap.

The large white die cut snowflake die
came from Stampin' Up! I added the small
holes at the end with a hand held paper punch.

Bits of craft canvas ribbon, grosgrain ribbons, 
bakers twine, a paper punched button,
paper punched pine tree and
 heat embossed images finish them off.
I made several of these cards.

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Bermuda Snowflakes

This card was inspired by the little tag kit I found at a yard sale
earlier this year. Just these little kraft tags with white banners,
striped washi tape and twine. I added my own die cut words.

The background was the most time consuming  ! 
The snowflake images are unknown,
they were a clear set with coordinating dies
that I found at a yard sale. Bold flakes were
stamped with Versamark ink onto white glossy card stock.
I then brayered Bermuda Bay ink over the top.
Smaller snowflakes were stamped with the Bermuda ink
and larger flakes were stamped with either :
- White Craft ink (doesn't dry on glossy unless heat embossed
and didn't really show up well, just a faint flat white)
- White Stazon ink (looked cream colored and 
also didn't show up as well as I had hoped)
- Versamark with white embossing powder
(showed up the best, but was soooo messy)

The first card  I made with a white card base,
then I made several with Kraft bases.

Thanks for looking =) 

Surprise! A "ladybug" was in my packet of die cut words ! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sympathy Cards

I was in need of more Sympathy cards,
so I created a few last month.
I'm just now getting around to sharing them.
I'll post one a day over the next few days.

These two cards were made with old card kits and 
other newer supplies from Stampin' Up!
Thanks for looking . 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Belated Birthday Butterfly

Using up a background piece made with Brushos.

All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!
and are now retired.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Merry Framed Vintage Christmas Lightbulbs

Today I am happy to share with you
my final creation as a design team member
for Love To Craft Challenge.
I've been with them since the beginning
and will miss creating projects for them,
but it's been a tough year,
I need to concentrate on personal things.
I have a never ending list,
always lengthening, of things I want to make
so I'll still craft and share as time allows :)

Anyway, we are a month long anything crafty goes challenge.
We ask that you keep your projects family friendly, please.
We'd love to see what you've created this
final month of 2019!

This months project was made with some items
that I found at a church rummage sale I
attended with my Mom this past Spring:
a bag of vintage glass Christmas light bulbs
and a slightly worn wooden multi opening frame.

I disassembled the frame then chalk painted
and lightly sanded it.

I hand painted letters on each light bulb.

I tied on stitched grosgrain ribbon bows.

The bulbs are attached with little screw eyes and wire.

Now to come up with something else to make
with all of those extra vintage light bulbs.....

Thanks for looking, have a great day !

Saturday, November 30, 2019

New Home card

I created this card with the 
Holiday Home stamp and die set 
from Stampin' Up!
Congratulations was also from SU!

The house was colored with markers and 
the sky was sponged over a hand made cloud mask. 

Thanks for looking !

Friday, November 29, 2019

Paper Pieced Home Card

Using the Holiday Home stamp and die set from Stampin' Up!,
plus circle dies, I created this "patchwork" type card.
Some of the pieces were run through embossing folders.
It was inspired by some samples I saw.

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wondrous Wreath Easel Card

Happy Thanksgiving !

No matter how tough things get,
there is always something to be thankful for.
No truer words can be written about
the year we've had. I am grateful every single
day that as bad as it got at times in 2019, 
it was not any worse. Events certainly
could have been much more devastating.

I hope that you have a wonderful day,
blessed with spending time with family or friends
to celebrate what you are thankful for. 

Card details: 
All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!
and are no longer available.

Wondrous Wreath stamp and die sets
Canvas background stamp
3 piece die set of words (don't recall the name)

Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tags and More Leaves Card

All supplies used on this card came from
Stampin' Up!,  several of which are quite old.

stamp sets:
Tags and More (leaf)
Holidays and Wishes
Garden Silhouettes 

Assorted dies

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Fabulous Friend Wreath Card

Last fall I found this stamp set with matching dies
at a yard sale, lucky me ! 
I found out afterwards that it was made by
Stampin' Up! and that the word dies were missing.
Oh well, it's still useful. 

I've had fun playing with it
and have a couple of cards to share.
You need to wait until December to see a 
neat (time consuming!) one I made for Christmas.

This card also uses the Banners For You
stamp and die set by Stampin' Up! for the banner.
(also found at that yard sale and missing a couple of pieces)

The neat burlap ribbon/bow was easy to make:
ink your stamp with Crumb Cake ink
then ink up the Canvas background stamp
with Baked Brown Sugar ink. Stamp that
inked Canvas stamp on top of the Crumb Cake
inked bow pieces.
Lastly stamp those "over stamped" bow/ribbon images
onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut out. 
I was quite pleased that this idea turned out
so well to make a burlap looking bow. 

Just a photo taken at a slightly different angle to try to show
 the dimension I created with curled up die cut flowers
and dimensionals under the banner as well as the bow. 
The Cajun Craze flowers have little yellow rhinestones in the centers.
The leaves were created by stamping the same flower image
with Old Olive ink then cutting them apart with scissors. 

I almost forgot to include details about the background!
I stamped the Hardwood background stamp with
Tip Top Taupe onto Naturals gray card stock (oh so old!).
It is layered onto Early Espresso textured card stock
and a Baked Brown Sugar card base. 

It was a bit time consuming, but fun to make
for a long time "pen pal"  online friend. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Fall Fest Thanksgiving

I am having the worst time getting photos of my cards,
the colors are off. This one is supposed to be Kraft.

The stamp images are from Stampin' Up!
Fall Fest and Holiday Home
The inks and card stocks are also from SU!

Thin twine and burlap ribbon are from
my craft supplies stash. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Die Cut Leaves and Canvas Card

I die cut leaf shapes and an acorn from a Triplits die set.
I added a bit of twine then glued them all on top of a piece of
canvas craft ribbon cut into a banner shape.

The edges of the Kraft card stock were lightly sponged
with ink before adhering all the pieces.

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Woodgrain Wondrous Wreath

A fairly simple fall card,
all supplies from Stampin' Up! :

Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching dies
Hardwood stamp
Canvas stamp
Tin Tile embossing folder
all inks and papers

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Stained Glass Cornucopia Card 2

Here is a stepped up card made with the same image
that I used yesterday.

Twine, burlap ribbon and piercing add fun details.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Stained Glass Cornucopia Card -CAS

Simple card !
The most time consuming part was coloring
in the heat embossed image using inks from my
dye ink pads and an aqua painter !

Stained Glass image and inks were from Stampin' Up!

                                                                   Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Leaf Trim Card

This simple card features leaf trim that was
wrapped around a gift my Mother received last year.
She gave me the trim to make something with.

It is layered onto Early Espresso card stock
that I pierced around the edges of.

That is mounted on top of a piece of burlap ribbon
from my crafting supplies,  cut to fit.

The Cajun Craze card stock base
has ink lightly sponged along the edges.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Ouch Card

Simple get well card made with
supplies from Stampin' Up!

Happy Healing stamp set
Blush Blossom card stock
inks and an aqua painter

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Get Well Soon

Wow, the color difference in these two photos
is so off ! The blue is Brilliant Blue and the red
is Real Red, both by Stampin' Up!

Tag It and Happy Healing stamp sets.
markers, paper punches are all from
Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Masculine 17th Birthday Card

A rather simple birthday card for a young man.

The Pacific Point blue layer is embossed with a 
Tim Holtz 3D Alterations folder
then layered onto a white card base.

The Gumball Green numbers were die cut from 
a set by Stampin' Up! then cut across
 to lengthen them behind the banner.

I'm not sure of the manufacturer of the banner, greeting
and matching die set.

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Super Simple Scrap Card

This was super easy to make from scraps.
The scraps came from this old calendar
that I dismantled to reuse the bits and pieces from.

The ribbon and die cut stitched scallop edge are new pieces.

I'll add a greeting later. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

3D Butterfly Sticker Card 2

This is the last of the simple cards I made using
popped up stickers I found in a box of freebies
at a yard slae last month. 

The stamp image is from Stampin' Up!
(partially inked to omit the flowers)

Glittery green paper and pink card stock are 
layered behind a stitched rectangle die cut.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

3D Butterfly Stickers Tag Card

Simple and sweet card using a tag and 3D stickers
with a few embellishments. 

Stickers, unknown. They were in a box of freebies from a yard sale. 

Textured blue card stock is a note card from 
Die Cuts With A View that I trimmed.
It is mounted on top of a white card base.

The tag was die cut with a really old steel rule die
that came with the huge Accucut die cut machine I
bought years ago, before there were small die cut machines. 

The clouds embossing folder came from Stampin' Up!

The shimmery edged organdy ribbon was ordered from an online
supplier years ago, I think it may have been JKM Ribbon.

Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

3D Butterfly Sticker Card 1

The first of three quick cards I made with 3D butterfly stickers
(unknown, they were in a box of freebies from a yard sale)
I made recently. I added simple stamping embellished with
a die cut shape and a pressure embossed background
to dress it up.

The rubber stamp image and die cut shape are from Stampin' Up!

The paisley embossing folder was from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thank You, Veterans

Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of 
freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

3D Daisy Sticker Card

Putting to use another freebie from a yard sale - 
the 3D flowers sticker to create this simple card.

The white panel was die cut with a 
stitched rectangle die then water colored.

I'll add a greeting later.

It's layered over Old Olive and
Barely Banana (textured) card stock. 

Thanks for looking =)