Friday, January 31, 2020

CAS Masculine Bday Card

Simple card I made for a nephew.
Lining up the paper punches
was a little bit time consuming, though.

I came up with an idea to help:
I made a "spacer" to mark
between each letter on the back of 
the card stock.

I punched a letter upside down,
then made a mark along my spacer
to help line up the next punch.

I worked backwards and upside down.
It worked better then trying to "eyeball"
it from the front as I did on the
Christmas crackers I made last year!

Maybe this is why Mom found the alphabet
paper punch set at a yard sale a couple of years ago.
It is tricky to use,
especially if you are OCD about things being
perfectly aligned!

Textured white, textured black, red card stocks
Alphabet punch set by The Paper Studio

Up next: just over a dozen Valentine's cards
that I'll be sharing one of each day!
I was busy making them last month thinking I might be able 
to sell them. No luck, so I have lots of love themed cards
in stock now ;) 

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Sweet 16 Cupcake Card

Hubby asked me to make a 16th birthday card.
I've not had a chance to use this sentiment yet
(from Stampin' Up!) so I knew I wanted to for this card.

Cupcake stamp and die are unknown.

The embossing folder was from Cuttlebug.

The 16 was made with dies from Michael's/Recollections.

Hand cut and paper punched sprinkles.

All papers and inks from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Everything Is Rosy Cards 2

These are the second batch of the ten cards I've made so far
with the Everything Is Rosy collection from Stampin' Up!
I made several random cards, no particular need for them.

Everything used on the above card, 
other than the sentiment, came in the kit.

I ran a piece of white card stock through the Subtle 
embossing folder to give it texture. 

I thought about cutting apart the die cut flowers piece
then reassembling it with dimensionals and 
inserting some more rose gold metallic die cut leaves.
I still may...

This card was chosen as a weekly favorite 2/8/2020

I ran a white piece through the Subtle texture embossing folder.
I added a piece of baker's twine from my stash.
Sentiment is from another stamp set. 

Greeting from another stamp set,
but everything else was in the kit.

The above card was chosen as the overall favorite
for the CAS570 Gold challenge at
Splitcoaststampers ! WOW !
Last weeks FAVORITE of the WEEK for CAS570 is Heather with THIS CARD!!!!!!

The kit came with pretty metallic paint.
I wasn't really sure what to do with it,
but decided to randomly brush some on
 white card stock. Inspired by the brush strokes
on some of the patterned papers in the kit.
I added thin copper thread and a different greeting.

This is another tri panel card like the one I made
for Christmas . Instructions here. 

The center piece of the circle is actually
a label of sorts that was in the kit, but I die cut into a circle.
Now to find a small greeting to fit it ;)

Coming soon, numerous Valentine's cards !

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Everything Is Rosy Cards 1

I recently bought this large kit from Stampin' Up!
when it was on their Clearance Rack.
I admit I didn't absolutely love it,
but I liked that it came with so many things
to play around with. I could make lots of
cards and other items with it.
I did really like a couple of the dies,
thinking they could be combines with some other sets.

Today's post shows 5 of the 10 cards
I've made so far. Some I like,
others I feel like need to be reworked.
I think part of the problem, for me personally,
is the patterned papers. I don't use those much.
Things get to feeling too "busy" to me. 

I did say I had been on a card making spree 
earlier in the month. I've condensed the posts down
to several cards in each rather than a single card a day.

The flower embellishment is made with a mold
and air dry clay SU! sold years ago.
I painted it with acrylic paints.
The sentiment is from a different stamp set. 

I added brads to this card and the sentiment 
is from a different stamp set.

This one got out of hand with the patterned papers! 
I tried to color the die cut with markers.
The sentiment is from a different stamp set.
I cut one slotted end off of the tag from the kit
to give it the "fishtail" look.

I added some loops of thin copper thread to this card,
but you can't see it very well. 
The greeting is from another stamp set.

This card was originally too "busy"to me,
so I added the solid pink piece to tone it down.
That pink piece looks bare now next to all of the
other things going on!
Greeting is from another stamp set.
Also, I stamped it crooked, so in order to
save the rose gold tag, I stamped the image
on a piece of scrap paper then die cut it out
and adhered it over the top.

I'll be sharing five more cards made with this kit tomorrow.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Lots Of Happy Card Kit Variations 2

More variations of the Lots of Happy kit cards!

I wish I had bought a second kit while they
were available on the clearance rack.
I've had so much fun creating these cards.

I used various other supplies
and embossing folders
to complete these cards.

The below card was a 
Weekly Favorite
and a 
CAS Favorite 
for the week ending 2/1/2020
at Splitcoaststampers :)

Maybe I should have left the green horizontal ribbon
 off of this one, or at least not made it go across the 
entire width of the card..........
it looks funny to me now. 
Maybe use a scrap to tie a bow
and attach it to one side? 
Or just leave it as is before I make it worse.
Tough to know when to call it quits sometimes, isn't it?

Up next:
two posts with 10 cards I made
using the Everything Is Rosy collection!
I have been busy, busy creating cards lately :)

Thanks for looking !

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Lots Of Happy Card Kit Variations 1

Here are some of the altered cards from the kit
that I posted previously.

The mini card was adhered to a regular size card front
and I flipped the greeting tag.

The above card was chosen as a CAS Favorite
and a Weekly Favorite at Splitcoaststampers
for the week of 2/1/2020

I cut apart one of the mini envelopes that I did
not need so I could use the printed inside strips
as a patterned paper piece! 

I also had a wee bit of shiny gold metallic
card stock in my scraps (leftover from I don't 
know where or even when) that fit perfectly
to create an accent layer.

I die cut leaves from vellum with a die I
have that is similar to the leaves in the kit 
that I didn't have enough of.

This card uses one of the mini Sahara Sand
card bases unfolded as a background piece.

Striped paper from the envelopes
that I cut apart.

I die cut leaves from vellum with a die I
have that is similar to the leaves in the kit 
that I didn't have enough of.

This is the hexagon shaped card with the top and bottom
points cut off.

Another stamp set that I don't recall the name of
was used for the greeting in this card.
It fit quite well!

These are the top and bottom points that I cut off
from the hexagon card to make the previous card.
I also added a  die cut I made from scraps of the gold
paper that was in the kit . Used up the last little strip
of the envelope liner on this one, too.

Another stamp set that I don't recall the name of
was used for the greeting in this card.
It fit quite well!

I just love this kit and wish I had bought a second!

Thanks for looking =)