I just realized

It has been over a year since I’ve last posted on this blog, and I’d like to get back into the swing of things. A lot has happened in the past year, and more changes are coming soon but one thing that has remained the same has been my love for paper crafting. And although I haven’t devoted as much time to crafting as I once did this past year, I’d like to make it a priority in my life once again, and I think one way of doing that is to get this blog back up and running, and better than it ever was before.

With that said, I’d like to start this post off with some cards I’ve made more recently. And when I say more recently, I use the term loosely…but I have just now gotten around to photographing them and sharing them with anyone aside from Nick.

Enjoy! 😀

 

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I know, I know, Easter was FOR-EV-ER ago…but c’mon, this Easter card is just way too cute not to share. So simple, with the mint green stripes and little flower cluster that I used my wink of stella brush on, and those perfect little enamel dots. I just couldn’t resist posting this.

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Can you see a common theme with these last two cards? I just love this adorable Simon Says Stamp set.

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Well, if anyone is actually reading this, I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back soon with some more cards. 🙂

Fusion Card Challenge #8

Hi all, I wanted to play along with this week’s Fusion Card Challenge

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I went with Lesley’s Challenge (the pink, orange and yellow flowers) I chose to stick with the gorgeous color combo and went a little outside the box and didn’t actually use any flowers, which I hope is okay!

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I inked the main image panel with Distress Inks from Tim Holtz, I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Squeezed Lemonade (some of my favorite color combos with the distress inks) and then stamped the image over top of it with Unity Stamp Company’s By A Thread Itty Bitty stamp set. Originally I wanted the sentiment to just be on the white card base, but I had a mishap…alright, not a mishap I’m just goofy and accidentally stamped the sentiment up side down, so I had to change my plans a bit and decided to stamp the sentiment over a piece of patterned paper which I got from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad. Not exactly what I had in mind, but I can live with it. The sentiment is adhered directly to the card base and the blended panel is popped up with some dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by! :] 

 

Two Baby Cards & a Birthday Shaker Card

 

 

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.

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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.Image

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.

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A few more cards

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

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Scrap Navy and Red Card Stock

My Favorite Things Die-namics Say What? Die

Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments Stamp Set

Glossy Accents

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His & Hers and just for fun

So I am participating in the His & Hers Online Card Classes which is AMAZING! I have a very difficult time with masculine cards (like a lot of other crafters/card makers apparently) so I decided to make a His & Her birthday card since my Birthday card stash is VERY LOW!!

 

I used the same sketch for both the masculine and feminine card and kept both very true to my original idea.

For the masculine card I used paper from the Basic Grey Oxford 6×6 paper pad and a cute little ticket stub die cut that I got in one of my card kits. I inked all of the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment “Lotsa Birthday Wishes” from a Studio Calico (I think) stamp set onto the ticket stub in Red Royal Shadow Ink. Popped the sentiment up on some dimensional adhesive and scattered a few metal stars along the card front. I’m very happy with the way this card turned out.

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For the feminine version of this card, I used patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 paper pad and a die cut pink and white talk bubble that I received (and hoarded away) from one of my card kits. I cut up and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments Stamp Set in Tide Pool shadow ink. I also popped the talk bubble/sentiment up on dimensional adhesive and scattered pearls across the card front.

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Now, I have on more card to share. This is one I made for my boyfriend (and accidentally ruined) so I remade it because it’s just too darn cute/funny not to remake it. I used a Unity Stamp set for this card, and just a few copic markers and some glossy accents for the glass part of the glasses (it’s hard to tell in the photo but it is so adorable adding that bit of shine!)

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Play Date Cafe

Hi all! I decided to make a card for The Play Date Cafe color splash. This is my first time playing along and I had so much fun making this card! :]

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I masked off the main panel of the card at an angle and used the Flower Medley background stamp by Hero Arts & Basic Grey. I then colored in a few of the flowers using copic markers to give them a nice pop of color. I then used a black marker and my T square ruler to draw a thick black border along the edge and stamped “Always thinking of you” at an angle on the open top portion of the card (I can’t remember the name of the stamp set but it was one I received in a SSS Card Kit I believe.) I adhered some black card stock to the left hand side of the card base and put the stamped/colored image on dimensional adhesive. I’m very happy with the way this card turned out. And I think I will probably end up making some more cards fairly similar to this one in the future. Thanks for stopping by! :]

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10 Minute Craft Dash & SSS Challenge

I decided to play along at 10 Minute Craft Dash The colors are just GORGEOUS! ❤ They make me so happy and smiley! :]

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I am also playing along over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is Happy Mail!

I did the best I could with the supplies I have on hand. As I mentioned in a previous post I’m staying at my boyfriend’s house for a month before we move into the new apartment and a lot of my crafting supplies are in storage…I have JUST ENOUGH to get by 😛 haha

I decided to use a craft card base and Studio Calico’s Sundrifter 6×6 paper pad. Luckily the colors used in this collection are very close to those of this challenge. In this paper pad they have a sheet that has some cute little sayings on them and I thought this square that reads ‘You are lovely’ was just perfect! I used a fiskars border punch to create the scalloped edge on the pink/coral piece of paper and then cut it in half. I then white heat embossed those tiny adorable hearts from Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set. Popped the greeting up on some dimensional adhesive, rounded the top right hand corner and added some dash lines along the outside of the card base and that was it! I was able to finish just in time! :]

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And…here is my card. I like this one a lot better than my 1st attempt at this challenge, enjoy! :]

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Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤