Saturday, January 25, 2020

Week of 1/25/20 Cards

 FS676 - the incredibly talented Featured Stamper Maria, better known around here as Maria P has an amazing gallery filled with stunning cards to inspire. I found this stunning CARD and immediately wanted to do a spring card.

USEIT2020 - Tulips & Butterfly

This cute Magnolia image was sent to me in a teapot exchange and I colored her with pencil. Cut the layers and dug through my stash of DPs for adding some color to the card. Used a couple of the already die cut tulips from my stash of stuff I am trying to use up and finished with this dimensional butterfly sticker, some pearls and ribbon. I also added some stickles to the tulips.

 CAS569 - Inspiration - sentiment, image, something to send inspiration

Stamped the image and colored with copics. Layered and added the sentiment. Finished with stickles on the hearts.

Be Beautiful
 MMTPT600 - bring smiles and paper hugs, gingham on your card

USEIT2020 - Flurish & Flowers

I love sending paper hugs. I grabbed my tote of goodies that I am trying to use up and went to town on this card. Cut the layers and grabbed the flourish and flowers and layered. Shaped the flowers and finished off with nuvo drops.

 SC785 - Today's Sketch

USEIT2020 - Patches

Cut the layers and used a bunch of scrap Christmas CS to work through the pile of scrap Christmas papers I made this past year. Dug through the stash of stuff I am trying to use up and found these gingerbread pieces that need used up from my mom and layered them on the card. Finished with ribbon.

Gingerbread House
 WT776 - Getting Waxy - wax crayons, wax paper, encaustic, crayon resist…

I ran a piece of Wax paper through an emboss folder and then ironed it on the card base then sponged pink over the base to get the wax resist card base. Die cut the red heart, stamped the sentiment and popped it on dimensionals. Finished off with some confetti.

Happy Valentines Day
 F4A518 - Plaid

CCC20Jan - Special Fold

This is a modified Coffee Gift Card fold. It is a square shape but functions just as the Coffee gift card and pulls up when opened sliding the gift card up.

I am trying to get ahead on the Christmas cards I need to make by the end of the year and I need to get 10 gift card holders made for my sister.

Gift Card Holder
IC738 - Ferris Wheels and Carousels where I found this great Art CARD

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up the last of the card kits I have from Heartfelt Creations. They no longer make them and I have a bunch that need put together. They came stamped and cut so I needed to shape, color, layer and embellish.

Sponged on color for the image and sponged the edges of the layers. Shaped the flowers and added dimensionals. finished off with gems and stickles.

Love Birds

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Week of 1/18/20 Cards

 FS675 - the very talented Featured Stamper is Kim (hamiltonkim55). I found This Card in her gallery and remembered I have flamingos in my stash of stuff to use up.

USEIT2020 - Flamingos

Cut the DP layer and the pink layer to trim followed by the white base layer. Stamped the sentiment and punched a few hearts. Finished off with some already punched leaves, the flamingos and some gems.

Flamingo Birthday
 CAS568 - Use something you have been hoarding

USEIT2020 - Teacup

I have been hoarding a ton of already cut die cuts for a very long time and have been working on cleaning out all those die cuts trying to get them used up.

Cut the layers, heat embossed the sentiment and popped the teacup on dimensionals. Finished off with some punched hearts.

I made a stack of these same design as you can see in the picture.

Your Kindness
 MMTPT599 - verb, a noun, and an adjective (Pray, Girl, Teal)

We pray that our girl will make Theresa feel teal.

Stamped the image, colored with copics, cut the layers and finished off with ribbon.

 WT775 - White Emboss

I had this left over yupo paper from a card last year and did not want to waste it. Die cut the heart and punched out additional hearts to use up the scraps of yupo that was colored with gold, blue and purple.

Heat embossed the sentiment and sponged purple and blue on the white card base. Finished off with white gel pen.

The Most Beautiful

 F4A517 - let's get motivational

USEIT2020 - Teacups

I am still trying to use up all the already die cut teacups in my stash and thought a few kindness cards would be great. Today's Free For All is perfect.

Cut the layers and embossed the top of the card panel. Stamped the sentiment and popped the sentiments and cups on dimensionals. Finished with ribbon, punched snowflakes and hearts.

Your Kindness
IC737 - Google Tote Bags where I found this great Bag.

USEIT2020 - Frame

When I googled tote bags I saw how it appeared to frame the sentiment. I remembered I had this one frame already cut waiting for a card and it was perfect.

Popped the frame on dimensionals and stamped the sentiment in the center. Used a few flowers sitting on my table and added nuvo drops.

Thinking of You

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Week of 1/11/20 Cards

 No challenge for this card.

I was finally able to grab a picture of one of the 208 cards I made for the Avon Marching Band. they came in 2nd in the nation at Bands of America marching competition in November. We are so proud of all their hard work.

This is the card I made (less the flower) for each of the band kids. The base layer is back and it was embossed. Then on the embossing I brayered Gold acrylic paint. The Jabots were each cut with the shape then 3/4 inch strips of white paper all individually punched and crimped with 5 rows of white paper. Stamped the sentiment and cut out the gold payer for the sentiment and popped it on dimensionals. Then sequins were added to the front to match the sequins in the uniforms.

My son's card and one other boy that did some incredible tumbling in the show both had flowers added to their cards.

It took 75 hours to make all 208.

Band Cards
 FS674 the extremely talented Patricia Williams aka pawilliams is this weeks featured stamper

USEIT2020 - charms

When I saw Patricia's amazing Card I immediately was drawn to the hanging wreath.

I have had these charms for a while and needed to get them used up as they are tough to mail in a card. I thought the hanging wreath was a perfect inspiration to hang the charms.

I created the tent fold card and cut the opening. I tied the charms with silver bakers twine and added bows to the outside. Layered some coordinating papers and finished with the sentiment and snowflakes.

Christmas Charms
 CAS567 - What you see out your window (right now I see bare trees outside my front window and 2 evergreen trees outside my back door)

Masked the card bases and sponged blue on the base. Stamped the trees and cut the pine tree layers. Finished with the sentiment.

I made a few of these as my sister and mom both asked for a few sympathy cards.

Heartfelt Sympathy
 MMTPT598 - Year of the Rat

This BG paper is from a book of Asian themed wrapping papers my MIL gave me. I am trying to get them used up and when I saw today's challenge I knew I wanted to use some of this paper. It has green, gold and blue in the paper. My elements are paper, ink, nuvo drops and dimensionals.

Stamped the tree image, shaped the flowers and layered. Finished with the half circle for the pot on dimensionals.

Praying for You
 WT774 - Shake It Up

Used my Cricut to cut the graduates and heat embossed the sentiment. Cut the layers and put the sequins in the shaker. Popped up on dimensionals to get the sequins to shake.

I need to make 30 graduation cards this year so I am trying to get a head start quickly with some fun cards.

 F4A516 - In Love With Color

USEIT2020 - Teacup

This teacup was already colored sitting in my bin of stuff to use up. The F4A challenge of color was perfect to finally get this beauty on a card. Laid down the colorful DP and added lace. Popped the cup on dimensionals and finished off with some punched pink hearts to match the pink in the DP.

IC736 - Artsy Albums where I found This Box

I thought of all the leftover hearts she would have from creating that box and grabbed a baggie of hearts from my stash of stuff I am trying to use up.

USEIT2020 - Hearts

Popped al the hearts on dimensionals and die cut the love word. Added an additional heart to the love sentiment and used the little heart that comes out of the love sentiment on the cards.