I have been lagging behind on updating my blog with a crap-ton of cards(and yes…it really is a crap-ton of cards to share)
We’ve been busy around here packing up my boyfriend’s things because we’ll be moving into the new place on Monday YAY! I can’t wait! :] But, I figured I’d post my card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash and get that all squared away.
I have to admit, this one was a huge challenge for me, but that’s a good thing! I don’t normally use greens, yellows, or purples (why is that I wonder?….I really don’t know) but I managed to find some card stock on hand that I was able to use, and I’m so happy I did!
I made this card in 9 minutes and 36 seconds, JUST UNDER the radar haha
I used patterned papers from American Crafts & Basic Grey’s Plumeria 6×6 paper pads. Also, I used the largest heart from Unity Stamp Company’s Loads of Love Stamp Set, and Simon Says Stamp’s You stamp set for the sentiment. Originally I had wanted to die cut the heart (not stamp it) but I didn’t have a heart die that was big enough & that’s probably for the best since I just barely made it under the 10 minutes. Anyhow, thanks for stopping by, hopefully I’ll be back soon with a massive upload of new cards! :]
My Baby card stash is fairly low so I figured I’d make some baby cards (a girly one and a boy one) I used the same paper pack for both.
For the girl card I used two different pink patterned papers from Kaiser Craft Lullaby Collection 6 1/2 Paper Pad and gave them a scalloped edge with a Fiskars boarder punch. I adhered the more solid pink paper directly onto the card base and popped the polka dot paper piece up onto dimensional adhesive. This paper pad includes some die cuts so I used a tag that reads “A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day” and attached that through one of the little holes that the border punch created using a small light pink brad (which I received in one of my card kits) I also put some foam adhesive on the back along one side, just to help secure it. Finished off by rounding the outer corners.
For the boy card I used the same patterned paper pack and just cut strips of blue patterned paper, the argyle and thing strips of the striped paper to give it a matted look (a trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire) HOARD THOSE STRIPED PAPERS! 😀 haha everything was adhered flush to the card except for the scalloped sentiment that was also a die cut from the paper pad. The sentiment reads “What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails, and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of” and it is on some dimensional adhesive.
Both of these baby cards were SUPER quick and easy to put together. And I’m very pleased with the result.
For the birthday shaker card I used patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Snippets Collection. Also some random sequins that my Grammy sent me a while ago (she probably had them just laying around and thought I’d love them) I also put a small wood veneer heart that I received in one of my kits inside. I used the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set to stamp the Happy Birthday on some white card stock and gave it a slanted edge. Finished off by rounding all 4 corners and that was it.
I messed up and don’t like the edit option on wordpress…(or I just can’t figure it out :P) so this is a continuation of my previous post…
Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever Stamp Set
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6×6 Paper Pad
Soft Pool, Butter Bar & Soft Blossom Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Scrap Navy and Red Card Stock
My Favorite Things Die-namics Say What? Die
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments Stamp Set
My birthday card stash is very low so for this week’s CAS on Sunday challenge sketch I decided to make a Birthday card. I went for a more masculine theme since His and Hers online class just finished up and masculine cards are not my strong suit.
I used kraft as the card base and inked it up slightly with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink (I also did this on all the patterned paper pieces as well) I some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pad, after inking up the edges I adhered both sheets directly to the card base. The plaid-like piece I cut at an angle and I rounded the bottom corners of the text paper. I then stamped stars from two different stamp sets, Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments, and Simon Says Stamp Shoot For The Stars in Memories Unicorn Pigment Ink and stamped over the image slightly offset in both Butter Bar and Tide Pool Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I did the same for the Happy Birthday sentiment from Studio Calico and Hero Arts (I got this set in one of my card kits, and I can’t find the name anywhere on the packaging…) And that was it…Hope you enjoyed :]
This Thinking of you card is very similar to one I posted earlier today, however this one does not have any dimension. I used patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Snippets 6×6 paper pad and stamped the houndstooth/tweed background at an angle masking off the top portion of the card. I used Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set to stamp the sentiment “Thinking of you”
For this sympathy card I wanted to keep it fairly gender neutral. Even though there are flowers on the card I think you could give this to a male or female or a couple since the flowers are cut from plain white card stock. I used the same Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set with the sentiment “Sorry for your loss” I cut two strips of paper from My Mind’s Eye Sunshine 6×6 paper pad that reads as a solid but has a very subtle lattice pattern to it. The bottom portion of the card is embossed with an embossing folder (forgive me…I work in chaos and can’t seem to find it at the moment) and the flowers are from Memory Box Prim Poppy & a Memory Box & Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die cuts.