Sunday, February 28, 2021

Lots of Happy Birthday Card 3

Curly Cute and not sure of the other stamp set. 
Die cut leaves from another set
were used on this Lots of Happy card.
As with all of my other Lots of Happy cards,
I water colored the images. 

Thanks for looking =)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Lots of Happy Birthday Card 2

Sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn

Die cut tag from Lasting Lily

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lots of Happy Thanks Card

I've had so much fun with the 
Lots of Happy card kit refill Stampin' Up!
sold a few years ago.
I used words from another set on this card
since I didn't have the stamps from the kit. 

Thanks for looking =) 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lots of Happy Sympathy Card

I put to use a few leftovers from the Lots of Happy card kit
I played around with last year, emptying my scrap drawer.
See the 16 cards I made last year here , here and here.

I was able to make six more cards
with leftover bits from that kit and images I printed.  
I'll be sharing them over the next week. 

The embossed piece was from the kit.
I lightly sanded the raised areas. 
The black and white paper is one of the envelopes
I cut apart. I didn't use any of the mini envelopes
or mini card bases to make cards as designed 
in the kit, instead altering them to make
full size cards.

I added die cut pieces from other sets I have. 

Thanks for looking =) 


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Valentine I Received

The lovely Valentine I received 
from a long time "pen pal"

with a fun confetti surprise inside

and cute decorated envelope :)


Monday, February 22, 2021

For You Phrases Card Kit 2

Here is the second set of cards I made with leftovers 
from a card kit sold in 2006 by Stampin' Up!,
For You Phrases.

Snowflake Soiree and That's The Ticket stamp sets.
Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy colors.
Shimmery paper behind the paper pierced NQN strip.

I used two other stamp sets in addition to the one
that came in the kit on this card. 

First Frost stamp and die set was used on this card.
I ran the Not Quite Navy piece through the
Subtle embossing folder. 

Image of the original card kit:

Thanks for looking =) 


Sunday, February 21, 2021

For You Phrases Card Kit 1

Three cards I made with kit leftovers - from 2006!
I made one card the way it was designed in the kit
then never did anything else with the other three.
It was well past time to do something with these
precut pieces, so I spent a day coming up with other ideas.

This card uses the Make A Medallion stamp set.
Really Rust, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy colors
Sage Shadow ribbon

Stampin' Around wheel for the inside. 

Three different stamp sets were used on this card.
I also cut a piece of designer paper to glue
onto the back of the clear button. 
This card is similar to the one designed in the kit,
but using different stamps and altering the button. 

I used a portion of a long border stamp for this card.
It was stamped with a permanent black ink then water colored
with inks from my ink pads and an aqua painter. 

Here is an image of the original kit:

Tomorrow I'll share the cards made with the 
Sage Shadow/Not Quite Navy cards.

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, February 19, 2021

Two Springy Feminine Cards

Putting more scraps to use 
along with some new bits I made to 
complete these two cards.

Everything used came from Stampin' Up!
over the years and most are no longer available.

The card base above is from an old kit Stampin' Up! sold.
This is the last one, finally, to be used from that kit.
 I cut the card front apart and reassembled it
 then added stamped and die cut pieces.
The original card had a flap and a simple tag that you
would stamp then thread onto the ribbon.
The ribbon held the flap card closed. 
It was a basic, simple kit. I have altered several
of the card bases from that kit over the years. 
You can see one of the basic card kit samples here.
I did add two embossed lines to the pink portion.
The same card with added flowers here.

Thanks for looking =)


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Two Crayon Resist Cards

I love the look of crayon resist on white glossy card stock!

Simply stamp your image in a permanent black ink,
draw on the glossy white card stock with a white
crayon where you want there to be white highlights
then sponge ink over it. Once dry, gently wipe the
excess ink/crayon off with a soft tissue and
watch the white areas POP! 

These two cards were created with the final two 
pre-cut card stock "kits" leftover from a class
I taught about 15 years ago!!! Seriously.
I had several more packets than the number 
of people I was told would be there.
These are the last two and I used totally different stamp
 images and colors on them, even rotating the one.

Everything used came from Stampin' Up! over the years 
and are now retired, no longer available.

The above card uses Mixed Bouquet.

I think this was the original version
I made for the class:

The card below uses 
Flower Fest and
Tin Of Cards

 Thanks for looking =)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Two Birthday Cards

Turning some more old scraps into cards.

The circles were at one time magnets!
I cut paper, glued it to chipboard then
added magnets to the back many years ago.
Since I no longer used them, I tore them apart
and saved the paper covered chipboard circles
thinking I might use them for something else.

The scrap of argyle paper was from a "stamp camp"
I attended around that same time. It was supposed to be
for a scrapbook page and was 6" long. 
Since I didn't have the rest of the supplies to make that page,
I just kept that piece of paper to use on something, someday.
It doesn't go very well with the circles, 
I think they became faded. Or perhaps those
patterned papers weren't all from the same set?

I stamped the teddy bear tag, along with several other images,
and packaged them up as a "color your own gift tag" set
to try to sell at a bazaar years ago. Not a single set sold at $1,
so I was stuck with a LOT of tags. I decided to turn one into a card.

Everything used, other than the brown papers on the above card,
came from Stampin' Up! over the years.

Thanks for looking =) 


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Two Blank Cards

Two blank cards I made from little bits leftover from other projects.
I will stamp words on the front of the card on the left
when I need to send it. 

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
(except the charm)

The stamped flowers on this card were from a card
I made last year. It was stamped crooked, so I didn't
use it on that card, but I kept the piece in case I wanted 
to do something with it.

The colors are Berry Burst and Gumball Green.

Forever Lovely stamp set

The front stamped piece on this card was made
years ago and originally on a notepad.
When the notepad was used up, I tore this piece off
to use on a card. I also replaced the hanging charm
since the original had an "h" on it. 
I need to come up with something to put in the center 
of this new charm.

Here is the original project, an ugly notebook I redid

I do not remember the name of this old stamp set

Thanks for looking =)