Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baby Butt...

Must be Spring because I want to make Baby cards!!.. ( even though we had that incredible Nor'Easter yesterday!!)...
This was actually a very simple card...Used my Standard Large Circle Nestabilities to create a Shaped-Card..outlining it with a small punched circle border..then stamped...coloured and paper-pieced the focal images..Cut a banner to fit the sentiment and card and Voila!!

Products Used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large
EK Success - 1/2" Circle Punch
Paper Salon Stamps - Baby Basics ( Clouds and Giraffe )
Inkadinkado - Little Cupcake - 97612 ( Baby )
Inkadinkado - Baby Animals - 60-30104 ( Turtle )
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Assorted Prisma Coloured Pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peeled Paint - Wild Honey
Design Paper  - My Minds Eye - Six by Six  - Everyday Flair

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Welcome Little One...

There is always a need for Baby cards!! It was FUN to go through my Baby Stamps, I had forgotten how many cute ones I have.. I will probably make a few more...!! hee hee

Products Used:
Star Template - Creative Memories
Circle Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Circles
Fiskars Grass Border Punch - 15440-1001
Lemondrop Twine - The Twinery
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder  37-1604
Sentiment Stamp - Fiskars - The Stork has Arrived
Onesie Stamp - Paper Salon - Baby Basics
Cloud Stamp - Glitz - Hello Friend ST-3627
Design Papers  - Six By Six - Everyday Flair
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Birthday (3)...

 Outlining the matting and flames in black really makes them pop....

 These are great colours for a guy or girl....

 I used an flower stamp to create the radiant glow from the candle...

I hand drew the flame and fussy cut the inside of each flame from corresponding cardstock...

I added some glitter to the flower and flame and some glossing accents to the orange part of the flame..

I wanted to show a friend of mine how easy it is to create a handmade card with very few supplies..she is intimidated with anything crafty and I think she is missing out on a lot of fun...!!

Products used:
The candles are simply an old border stamp that I have loosely stored in a border stamp folder 
Cardstock is all from my scrap stash
Glitter Pen - Gelly Roll - Clear
Glossy Accents - Ranger 
Happy Birthday Stamp - Anita`s Stamp ( there is no name or identification on this stamp, sorry)
Versamark Embossing Ink 
American Crafts - Zing - Opaque Black Embossing Powder

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy Easter (3)...

 A mixture of Prisma Colour Pencils and Distress Inks...

Punches, Punches....

 and MORE Punches!!..

Even if it's snowing outside.. it feels like Spring in my Craftroom!! hee hee

Products Used:
Design Papers - My Minds Eye - Six by Six - Everyday Flair
Fiskars Medium Butterfly Punch - 5474
Martha Stewart 3-n-1 Hydrangea Punch - 9017856
Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch - M283014
Anita's Stamp - ( bar code - 48721-23108-2)
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn - Tumbled Glass - Peacock Feathers - Vintage Photo
Stazon - Jet Black
Assorted Prisma Colour Pencils 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Easter (2)...

Now I can add basket weaving to my crafts!! hee hee

 Gave this a bit more of a vintage look with some distress inking...

A little jute adds a little "sumthin sumthin" to the basket...

Butterflies always add a bit of whimsy to any card...

After yesterday's snow storm I was MORE than ready to make an Easter/Spring Card!! I have an older Creative Memories cutting template for my eggs..unfortunately they have filed a Chapter 11 so this product is not available anymore...
The basket was fun and easy to make, the grass easy to cut.. no lawnmower necessary!! hee hee
All in all... an enjoyable card to create...

Products used:
EK Success - Butterfly Layering Punch - 54-90006
Martha Stewart - Classic Butterfly - (3-n-1) - EK-M283036
Design Papers - Basic Grey - Hey Girl
Design Papers - My Minds Eye - Six by Six - Everyday Flair
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Jute from my Stash

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Easter...

I had to really dig through some very old papers to find anything related to Easter..and I only seem to have one Easter Stamp ( that I got from the Dollar Store years ago..!! )..I think I may have to do some more rooting around....

Products Used:
Assorted Design Papers  from my stash
No Name Rubber stamp from my stash
Stazon Ink -  Jet Black
Assorted Prisma Colour Pencils
Odorless Paint Thiner
Tsukineko Fantastix
Glossy Accents
Versamark Embossing Ink
American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder - Clear & Opaque Black

Friday, March 7, 2014

White Flowers Card...

I really like this "Half Door-Front" Card so much I made another one...I haven't added a stamped sentiment yet because it could be an Anniversary or even a Wedding Card..
I also really like a monochromatic style card, especially when there is a lot of texture.. in this case by layering flowers, using  embossing folders and a Distressed Doily Die on the inside of the card..
Heck... I might even make another one!! hee hee

Products Used:
Heavy weight White cardstock from my stash
Design Paper - My Minds Eye - Find your Wings and Fly - Sky's the limit
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Textured Script Handwriting - A2
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Textile Texture -A2
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots - A2
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder - Nautical - Efoo18
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die - Tattered Florals - 656640
Gemstones from my stash
Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Die - Distressed Doily - 657496

Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Birthday (2)...

  I originally saw this design by Dawn who is a Stampin' Up distributor..since I didn't have their stamps, I used my punches and a few twists of my own...I love it! hee hee

Since the front of this card is so short, I placed the sentiment on the inside..

I kept the flowers flat on the inside to minimize the bulk....

Rolling the smaller flowers gives such a nice dimension..

Added some tiny tags, butterflies and hearts..along with some glossy accents to help them pop more...

This almost like a Dutch Door style card...which was a lot of fun to create..I was totally inspired by Dawn5377 on YouTube..She's a lot of fun to watch and keeps things simple ( which REALLY works for me!! hee hee)

Products Used:

Papers - Basic Grey - Hey Girl
EK Success Retro Flower Large - 54-30106
EK Success Retro Flower Medium - 54-2077
Martha Stewart Classic Butterflies 3-n-1  ek-M283036
EK Success Mini Heart - 54-10075
Sentiment Stamp - My Favorite Things - Just My Type - 
ColorBox Chalk Pigment Ink - Sour Apple
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags - 657188