Monday, July 16, 2018

One Wild Ride Birthday Card

Well, I'm still making birthday cards to have in my stash.  Today's card is made with SU's One Wild Ride.  I couldn't believe how quick this card came together.  For my base card, I used Basic Black CS and for my first layer More Mustard.  My second layer was made with some DSP in my stash that I cut vertically so the first layer could show through.


I used my stitched circle die to cut Whisper White which I stamped the motorcycle on.  I offset it and trimmed it down.  I ended up fussy cutting the other sentiments for the front of the card and then popped them up with some dimensionals.  For some one that doesn't like to fussy cut I have been doing it a lot lately!! 


I used the sentiment in this stamp set for the inside and adhered some extra DSP paper on the bottom of the card.  Well, I have quite a few birthday cards in my stash now, but one can never have enough I have found.  It is almost 100 degrees here today!!  Needless to say, we are not going far!!  Have a good week!.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Perennial Birthday Card

I have used the sentiments in this stamp set a lot lately, but I realized that I never used the stamps!  I am working on making birthday cards, so I decided to get some ink on the stamps.  I was really happy how these cards turned out.


I saw this card on Pinterest.  What I like about it is that you can make this card in so many different colors.  I used Melon Mambo CS for my base, Powder ink for my first layer and Whisper White for my next layer.


I colored my flowers in with Melon Mambo, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz with my Aqua pen.  Then I layered my sentiment with the same colors.


I decorated my inside with another cute flower and used my favorite sentiment again in this stamp set.  I am definitely going to make some more in different color combinations.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

I entered this card at the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenge #66
CardzTv Anything Goes Challenge #56
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #300 - Happy Birthday


Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, July 6, 2018

Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

I have been working on some birthday cards and I knew when I saw this card on Pinterest that I wanted to make it for my daughter's birthday which is coming up.  What I didn't realize is all the fussy cutting I would have to do!! LOL!  I used Whisper White for my base card and on the left side I stamped the diagonal background image in basic black.  On the left side I stamped the honeycomb background image in Pool Party.


For my layer, I used Shimmery White CS and sponged it with Pool Party and adhered it to the base card with some dimensionals.  I stamped the honeycomb image again in Pool Party on Whisper White and then stamped the butterfly image in Melon Mambo over the top and then again on its own.  I then cut them out with the dies.  The fern image was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist on Shimmery White CS and I cut it out - that was fun!!  I then stamped the floral image in Basic Black on Shimmery White CS and used my aqua painter to color it with Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo and then fussy cut that out as well.  Then I just adhered my images down with some dimensionals adding some gold thread behind them.  I placed my butterflies on the page making sure I left room for the sentiment, which I stamped in Basic Black as well on Shimmery White CS, cut it out and adhered it with tiny dimensionals.  I actually had some matching Melon Mambo sequins which I scattered around.


For my inside sentiment, I used SU's Whimsical Words and stamped some tiny butterflies with Melon Mambo.  Yes, it was a lot of cutting, but I was really pleased how it turned out.  The fern was the worst but the rest wasn't too bad!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

I entered this post in the following challenges:

CardzTV - Anthing Goes Challenge #55
Paper Players - PP400
Love To Scrap #111 - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!!

We hope everyone is enjoying this week of celebration.  It has been so hot here in the North East, but we are still planning on celebrating today with family but mostly inside.  I came across a post I had made many years ago.  A 4th of July card that I was really proud of and thought I would post it again for those of you who may have not seen it!  It definitely tested me, but I was so happy with the results.



I always make these 4th of July goodies as well.  The people in the Wellness Center always look out for them.




Have a wonderful, joyful day with your family and friends!

I entered this post at Alway's Fun Challenges #65


Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy











Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Birthday Delivery Card

I have a lot of birthdays in the month of July, so I thought I had better get started making some cards.  I decided to make this card for Joe's sister.  Their Dad was a baker and they worked in the family's Bakery most of their lives, so I thought she would appreciate this card.



I decided to use the thick Whisper White CS for the base of my card, as I knew I was going to be loading up the front of the card with some goodies!  I used SU's Birthday Delivery stamp set with Pacific Point CS and ink.


I used my circle Spellbinders dies for the circle and some enamel dots I had on hand that actually matched my colors - Yay!!  For my inside sentiment I used SU's stamp set Party with Cake.


As my husband says - one can never go wrong with cake!!  While his Dad was alive we were really spoiled with goodies from the Bakery!  Definitely not like the bakery stuff they sell today!  Everyone is looking forward to the holiday soon.  Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,

I submitted this card to the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - Anthing Goes

Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 - Birthday Theme

Always Happy Birthday Challenge

CardzTV Anthing Goes Challenge #54



Nancy

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Money Envelope for Graduation

We have a graduation to go to, and I was looking for a card and found this adorable money envelope over at - Rejoice and Create website.  She always makes such unique items.  As she mentions in her video, this envelope can be decorated for so many occasions.  I especially liked how she make the graduation cap.  For my sentiment I combined two stamps that I had and stamped them on my 2 1/2" punch.  I also decided to poke some holes in it, as I don't have the stitched circle dies.  I also used some enamel stars that I had on hand.



Here is a picture of what it looks like with the flap open.  Such a neat way to close the envelope.


I decided to make a little note for the inside as well.


I really like how it turned out.  These would be great to have on hand for a quick birthday gift.  You can make some in advance as they lie flat.  Here is another mug that I made to go along with the money envelope.


These are so quick to make and you can personalize them as much as you want!  Of course, my little friend - Jennifer - wanted one as well.  I found some extra paper that I had used for her baby shower and I had just enough for her mug!


I hope everyone had an enjoyable Father's Day.  It was really hot here, so we spent most of the day celebrating indoors.  Have a great weekend.

I entered this card at CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #53.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Decorative Mugs for Father's Day

I was trying to decide what treats to make for Father's Day.  I was cleaning out some of my kitchen cabinets and decided to throw out a bunch of old coffee mugs that have been around forever.  I went on Amazon and brought some mugs that I could personalize.  They had a whole bunch that you could choose from.  This was so easy to do, I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner.  They are going to look so much nicer than the ones I threw out!

All you have to do is unscrew the bottom of the mug and take out the paper insert and use that as a pattern for whatever paper you decide you want to use. Cut it out and just pop it in and screw the bottom back on.  The first one I used the back of a sheet of scrapbooking paper and decorated it with the stamps from the set One Wild Ride.  I thought it turned out great!


The next one did not take a very good picture, but I made it for Joe using snowmobiling paper and stickers.  The paper is blue and dark which made it hard to photo.  I love it!  I think I'm going to make one for myself.


The next mug is for the camper in the group.


I hope the guys will like them, I know I do!!  What's nice is that you can always change them up if you want.  I kept one of the inserts for a template in my stash. 

Yesterday we had so much fun.  Jennifer had her Pre-Kindergarten graduation.  It was so cute.  They sang some songs and even wore cute hats and received a diploma.  We then went out to dinner and of course stopped for ice cream for dessert.  We hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy