Saturday, April 25, 2020

Week of 4/25/20 Cards

 FS689 - The incredibly talented Karen, better known around here as kaygee47 is today's Featured Stamper. I found this amazing CARD

I liked the circle centering on the birds. Rather than a circle I used a heart.

Stamped the swan from DRS Designs and then used the Mirror Technique to stamp the second swan. Stamped them again on another piece of card stock and die cut the heart.

Colored the swans and added pink to the heart.

Popped the heart on dimensionals and cut the layers. Finished with gems and the great sentiment from DRS Designs.

May Your Life Together...
 CAS582 - Heat Emboss

USEIT2020 - Wedding Dresses

These cards were made in less than 5 minutes. I have had these wedding dress stickers for nearly a year and needed to get them used up. Heat embossed the congratulations in clear embossing powder and added the dresses. Finished with pearls.

 MMTPT613 - Avast me hearties

I was inspired by the fact that this weeks Teapot Recipient likes tie dye. I went searching for tie dyed shirts and decided to create my own tie dyed cards.

The green and blue I used water color paper and dropped inks on the water color paper and spritzed with water to blend them.

The spiral one I poured the ink in circles with green, blue and pink and then spritzed them to get the blend.

Both turned out super cute and I will be doing more because I love the results.

The frame and flowers were die cut and popped on dimensionals.

Finished the cards with the Tim Holtz sentiment.

Tie Dye
 WT789 - Tape It Up - make tape a feature (washi tape, masking tape (faux leather) or used as part of a technique like magical masking tape background

The background map paper was created by a cousin. My MIL wondered if I could use it on a card.

The bike washi tape was given to me by my nephew.

Both the cousin and my nephew are avid bikers so I made 2 cards.

Die cut the bikes, added 2 strips of washi tape. Cut the map paper and layered.

Finished with the sentiment and banners. For my cousin I added trees as she mountain bikes on trails that are represented on the maps.

Bikers Birthdays
 F4A531 - Frame the sentiment

I needed to make 56 cards for the Indoor Band who's season was cut short due to the virus.

Created top fold cards and embossed with the square EF as it reminded me of the purple steps in the uniforms. Stamped the sentiment and framed it with dark purple. Die cut the music note and punched the hearts.

I hope these will be a nice surprise to them.

Thinking of You
IC751 - Unsplash where I found this great IMAGE

This owl sticker was perfect for the inspiration. Cut the layers, created a top fold card and added the embossed yellow. Cut the oval layers and added some additional stars, sequins and the owl.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Week of 4/18/20 Cards

 FS688 - the very talented featured stamper this week is Karen (stampngokaren). This CARD was the perfect inspiration.

Using the DRS Designs Graduation sentiment I stamped it on white paper and then die cut it with the scroll. Sponged the edge and used a copic marker along the die cut scroll edge.

The base layer is embossed and then I used the DRS Designs Graduation cap and colored it with copics. Finished the card off with punched stars and sequins.

Graduation...It's the Beginning
 CAS581 - Shades - choose one color create a monochromatic card

USEIT2020 - die cut flowers

I used 2 different greens to create the ombre color on the masked panel. Then I grabbed my tote of die cuts I am trying to use up and found this great die cut flower. Popped it up on dimensionals, added the sentiment and finished with different green gems.

Birthday Flowers
 MMTPT612 - Cutting Up

Stamped the alphabet BG stamp and then stamped the flower image over it and colored with copics. Die cut the hearts and popped the image on dimensionals.

Cut the layers and stamped the sentiment. The lace layer was embossed then fussy cut around the scallops. Finished with ribbon.

Thinking of You
 WT788 - No stamping...use die cuts only

USEIT2020 - Carolers

Going through my tote of stuff I am trying to use up I found these carolers that needed to be put on a card. The WTUI challenge was perfect inspiration to get me to use them.

The carolers were white and I added black acrylic paint to them for the card.

I die cut the fence and punched several red flowers. Popped the frame on dimensionals and put the carolers on dimensionals.

Glued the fence and added the ref poinsettias to the fence. Finished with Nuvo Drops.

Christmas Carol

 WT788 - No stamping...use die cuts only

USEIT2020 - Stickers

The senior class of 2020 will not be having a prom or graduation this year. In our county a resident decided to start up a FB group to honor seniors and have people "adopt" them. We are going to start mailing cards, gift cards, letters and just pour on the love to them. Well I grabbed a super special senior from my son's school. In our marching band he was the kid that made the show for me. He is one of my son's dearest friends and if you look up the Avon Marching band grand national competition from 2019 he is the sax player that puts his horn down in the middle of the show and starts doing back flips. I just admire this kid so much. This will be my first card to him.

Cut the layers, grabbed the music die cut from memory box and glued down to the brick emboss white. Die cut the circles and used stickers to embellish.

Marching Band
 F4A530 - True Heroes

I am sure most of you are wondering why I am calling the class of 2020 True Heroes...Well they are in my eyes.

Many will not have a graduation ceremony. Some are going straight from class to the field. They are doctors, nurses, military, and many other front line workers already in the groceries working their way through classes and still out there working. I salute all of them with these cards.

I am trying to build as many graduation cards as I can so that I can help celebrate these great individuals that are moving on in their next phase of life.

Quick cards, cut the banners, embossed the base layer, die cut the graduates and die cut the numbers.

Please if you know of a senior graduating this year consider dropping them a note, card or a message to congratulate them. Many are missing out this year and need to know that they should be celebrated.

Class of 2020
 MIX377 - Vacation time

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up my Heartfelt Creations card kits as they no longer sell them and they are taking up space in my craft room. When I saw today's MIX challenge I knew this sentiment was perfect for the challenge.

For us when we take vacations we usually meet up with family and friends. We are missing so many of them.

This kit came stamped and cut. I colored the images and sponged the layers and glued down. Finished off with some stickles.

Let's Hang Out
IC750 - Tags where I found this great Tag

USEIT2020 - Die cut World

When I saw the Pintrist tag I remembered I had 2 of these die cut world dies in my tote of items to use up. I am working on creating as many graduation cards as I can for this year's seniors and I thought those world dies would be perfect for some grad cards.

Cut the layers, die cut the diploma and stamped the sentiment. Sponged the edge of the diploma and finished off with some stickers.

Class of 2020