Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday...

Fussy Cut the Stazon Jet Black stamped bottle image on a plastic sheet and backed it on white cardstock, that I distress inked with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass, drew some flower stalks, then Glossy Accent-ed them together to get that "watery" look....

  Distressed inked all the edges with Vintage Photo...

       It took a little time to die-cut, punch and distress all of the flowers and leaves but I really love the finished card..

More punching and distressing..

 That little tag from Tim Holtz is perfect here..

and the Typewriter font of the Stamps is just "rite" for this Vintage Card...!!

I have to admit this was a time consuming card but the end result was amazing and so very worth it!!
I used LOTS of Punches, a new Alterations Die and I dug out some older K&Company Papers for this one.. as they really capture the Vintage look so well…


Products Used:
Older K&Company Design Papers
Bottle Stamp - American Crafts, Dear Lizzy - Mason Jar - 59157
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Sentiment Stamp - My Favorite Things - DC Just My Type - 815765017015
Stazon Ink - Timber Brown
Ek Success Edger Punch - Scroll & Hearts - 54-40180
EK Success Retro Flower Punch - Medium - 54-2077
EK Success Mini Flower Punch - 54-10018
EK Success Layering Butterfly Punch - 54-90006
EK Success 3/8 inch Circle Punch - 54-10061
Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch - ek-M283028
Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch - ek-m283036
Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly - ek-m283010
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Spring Greenery - 659573
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tiny Tabs & Tags - 657188
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumble Glass
Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents

Monday, February 24, 2014


Two Coats of Glossy Accents really makes the Balloons Pop!!

Made the re-enforcer  with the Crop-a-dile and 1/2" circle punch...

Poked holes with a paper piercer and looped some ribbon to look like a knot...

This was a fairly easy Birthday Card...once I figured out what I wanted to do AFTER I stamped and colored the balloons!! hee hee

Products Used:
Stamp - an old "Anita" wooden stamp that has NO information on it...
Glossy Accents
Sentiment and Background Star Stamp - American Crafts -  Birthday - Large
Versamark Embossing Ink
Clear Embossing Powder - Ranger Industries
Ink - Stazon - Jet Black
Prisma Color Pencils - Assorted Blues, Pinks and Greens
Odorless Paint thinner for blending
Fantastix Coloring Tool - Tsukineko
Orange ribbon and yellow floss from my stash

Saturday, February 22, 2014

To The Moon Bday Card...

I love this "To The Moon" Collection" -  for a Boy's Card or Scrap Page!

 What I couldn't find in the Stickers, I fussy cut from the papers..

Because I plan to use this as a Birthday card, I created some embossed balloons...
The Washi tape adds a great border and added strength to the folds..

This journaling card placed on the back makes the perfect place to add your Sentiment...
 Adding the Belly-Band not only helps keep it closed for mailing but adds to the fun too!!

 I just love these "Pop-up Box Cards"  ( the tutorial can be found at and what fun they are to open....I guess it just brings out the Kid in Me, eh...??? hee hee

All of the supplies other than the Washi Tape and Embossed Balloons are from:
Fancy Pants Designs, Inc  - To The Moon Collection
VersaMark Ink
Zing Embossing Powders - Mustard, Apricot, Wave
Washi Tape is from my nameless stash....
Fiskars - Border Punch - Grass 
American Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Birthday - Large

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Good Luck...

 Love this design..

Lots of nested layering...

 Embossed Alphas...

 A Banner, a Button and some Jute...

The finished card has a pocket where I placed a cheque...

A dear friend of mine is hosting a fundraiser for her brother in law who will require many trips to the hospital in the foreseeable future..I had seen this " Building Block Card" tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and quickly realized how perfect it would be for this particular occasion..

Hope it inspires..

Products Used:
Sizzix Framelits - Ornate Label #2 - 658203
Spellbinders Shapeabilites - Ribbon Banners - S4-324
American Crafts Alpha Stamps - Roxie - 85587
Versamark Embossing Ink
American Crafts Embossing Powder - Zing - Opaque White
KaiserCraft Sentiment Stamp - Thinking of You -  CS921
Stazon Ink -  Jet Black
Jute and Button are from my stash
Design Papers - 7Gypsies  - The Journey Collection Variety Pack - Classic
Cardstock - Bazzil Basics

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sending My Love...

 Love the look of Kraft with this card..

 Embossing Borders were meant for specific highlighting....

 Isn't it incredible how changing colours completely changes the feel..??

I'm really liking the cut out and layered matter what colours I use for the card!!
The Kraft Cardstock and jute is so much more Masculine..The white with the glitter and pearls is definitely softer and more feminine..
This could be a sympathy.. get well... or maybe just a "hoping you feel better soon" card, that we can all appreciate from time to time....

Products used:
Hearts and Cut-Out Die - Sizzix Hearts - 655034
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Borders - Just my Type - 37-1170
White and Kraft Cardstock - Bazzil Basics
Sentiment Stamp: KaiserCraft - Thinking of You - CS921
Walnut Stain Ink - Tim Holtz
Design Paper - 7Gypsies - Variety Pack from "The Journey Collection" - Classic

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lots of Hearts...

Really like the tone on tone of these cards, especially with the texture created with the embossed backgrounds and the clear embossed hearts die cuts...

 These cards can be used for anything "heart" felt..

 They are Elegant enough for Wedding Invitations..

Or  perhaps an Anniversary..?

Who says White in February is only about Snow?? hee hee
I've been wanting to create some versatile cards that can be adapted to suit many occasions.. hence I've not included a sentiment on the front of the card..allowing the receiver  to see that this card is simply from the Heart and that the appropriate wording can be stamped/written inside...


Products Used:
Cuttlebug Die - Concentric Hearts - 37-1226
Heart Punches - Assorted smaller ones from my stash
Striped Embossing Folder - Lifestyle Crafts - Nautical - EF0018
Polka Dot Embossing Folder - Darice - Circle Background - 1215-60
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - American Crafts - Zing - Clear

Monday, February 3, 2014

You're the Reel Deal...

 Really love the Picture Wheel Die from Tim Holtz..

These MFT stamps were perfect for this card..
 Got to sneak in a little bling with my Glossy Accents and Clear Embossing powder

Still working on adding to my Masculine Card ideas..I think this one is very versatile for any guy on my/your list!!

Products used:

Picture Wheel Die - Tim Holtz - Sizzix - #658558
Design Paper - 7Gypsies - Journey and from my Stash
Cardstock - my Stash
Stamps - My Favorite Things - Document and Expand your View
Stamps - Farmhouse Paper Company - Market Square Stamps Barbershop - MS0011
Ink - Stazon - Jet Black
Embossing Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - American Crafts - Zing - White
EK Success - Journal Plate N Bracket Punch  54-30031
Rangers - Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
White Gel Pen - Uni-ball Signo
Hearts from assorted punches in my Stash