Sunday, July 31, 2016

Number of years Stampin' Up! Happy birthday 21


Inchie style embossed 21st birthday card for my nephew using the number of years die cut and stamp set by stamping up.  I wanted to create a cool typography type card and I think it turned out pretty good.  

Swirly scribbles Stampin' Up! happy birthday card

Inchie style swirly scribble style card.  I layered colors over tape then used decoupage glue over the top and let dry before punching into one inch squares and using grid die.  Cool for a teen birthday

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Special inchie style Birthday Card

This Inchie style card was created for a special women at church who has suffered from MS for many years.  I wanted her to know that she is surrounded by God's love of family, friends and fellowship on her birthday.  

Friday, June 3, 2016

First birthday, Stampin Up! number of years

I made this card using the new "number of years" bundle by stamping up.  I love counting the birthdays.  I used the itty bitty flower punch for the "st" and mounted it inside a button.  The flowers are from a wall paper border that I fussy cut.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Party! I heart sketches#143, alwaysplayingwithpaper#64


 Here is a birthday card for my 19 yr. old Nephew.
 I love when I find a sketch and a color challenge at the same time!
The "twist" I chose are the four brads I added from my stash.  

Sketch143

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Birthday, Golf themed, Mojo439



I needed a sketch to get me going for my hubby's birthday.  I knew I wanted to use the vintage stampin up set "Fore" as my theme since he loves golf.  I found this sketch at Mojo Monday #439 and worked out a design.  I just received my botanical gardens DSP in my stampin up order, so I decided to match vintage with new!
This card is for my great niece for her 2nd birthday.  I'm going to give her a build a bear, so I went with an old Angel Company bear stamp that has been paper pieced and a stampin up sentiment with a Papertrey ink #2 diecut.  seeing it now, I think I need to add a pink bow somewhere and I'll call it complete:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sisterly Love,AHS#146




I found design #146 at Atlantic Heart Sketch, and decided to make a Valentine for my sister.  I found this sweet vintage paper in a partially used paper pack at the thrift store, and die cut three hearts.  I stamped then embossed the off white piece, and ran the paper through a second time without the folder to flatten out the pattern a bit.
 Can you believe in 1997 Stampin Up had foam stamps?! Yup, and I think they should go back to selling them as an option.  They work well, and they're a cheap alternative.  I added a little gold locket (reminiscent of childhood as well) to the center of the heart and my card is complete.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, MOJO434



It's Monday! Mojo Monday has a great sketch that helped me make a birthday card for my grandson whose turning 8 and LOVES Dinosaurs.  I found the foam mounted stamps for $1 at a thrift store and stamped them in brown Staz-on ink.  I keep my small number stamps in my birthday bucket since that seems to be where I need numbers the most.  I believe these were studio G clear stamps.  The "Celebrate" embellishment is a brad that I broke the legs off of and used a pop dot to adhere to my card.   I think he's going to enjoy his personalized  greeting, along with his new robotic Jurassic world Dino that's going in the mail this week as well!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Easter blessings, white on white, LIM,ATCAS#81




Happy 5th Blogaversary to Chrissie and Mandy at  Less is More!   The theme this week is white on white.  I combined that card idea with Sketch Saturday's drawing, and the word "bloom" at addicted to CAS, and proceeded to craft. This card helps me justify why I own soooo much stuff! I love to emboss and diecut, and white on white makes cards look so elegant.  I had no idea I was going to make an Easter card when I started, but when I die cut the leaf border and put it in front of the oval, it reminded me of an egg!  Hence the creation of a spring card in February.  Th sequin flower from K&Co added the bling that I needed to pull it all together.

Sketch Saturday #398
 Addicted to CAS #81

Friday, February 5, 2016

Wild about you!, CTS#158,4cc284,ccc#308

This card was made with my 13 yr old daughter in mind who happens to love animals.  When I saw the inspiration photo at daring cardmakers and spotted the animal print with the "love" art,  I decided to run with it as a valentine.   When I finished with the sketch, It looked too CAS for me, so I cut around the front and gave it more style and movement I think.

Daring Cardmakers: Elemental Inspiration.
4 Crafy Chicks:4cc#284: Love.
Double D Challenges: pink hearts.