Sunday, September 17, 2017

Birthday Gift Card

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I manged to get back to my stamp room, as I needed to make a birthday card and decided to make a gift card.  I ended up going to Pinterest and picked out this card to make adjusting it a bit for the supplies I had on hand.

I used some left over DSP that I had from making Joe's birthday card - Birthday Delivery.  My base card and scalloped square are Powder Pink CS with Real Red and Whisper White for the greeting and inside piece.

Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2" and 2 1/2"
DSP Layers - 2 3/4" x 4", 2 1/4" x 4", 1" x 4"
Whisper White Layer Inside 5 1/4" x 4"

I used my Spellbinders dies for my sentiment layering and SU's BetterTogether stamp set for the sentiment.  Then I used some dimensionals and adhered down half of it on the front of my card.  For the inside, I punched a half circle with my 1" punch and then adhered down the two sides with some tearing tape.

This card came together so quick and easy!  Just what I needed.  You would never know it was almost fall here.  The temperature today is in the 80's - not that I'm complaining.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers Card

Today's card is another one that my friend Martha brought with her this summer.  She had it all cut out and ready to go.

This was so easy to put together, but I thought is was beautiful!  She used Whisper White for the base card and layered it with another piece of  Whisper White using the embossed frame.  Her next layer of Pink Pirouette was 4 1/4" x 3" and the smaller piece of Whisper White was cut 1/8" smaller.

We used SU's Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set with Smokey Slate and put some rhinestones on the flowers and finished it off with a small butterfly.  I didn't put any sentiment on my card for awhile, and then used my Teeny Tiny Wishes to make it a Thinking of You" card.  This way I can use it for a lot of different occasions.  We have been glued to the TV watching the hurricane in Florida.  We know so many people down there and hope all is well with them.  Our Prayers and Thoughts are with them!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kitchen Dresses Christmas Cards

I fell in love with these adorable kitchen dresses that I saw on - Running With Scissors - blog.  She made several types but I decided to make some for Christmas cards, as I'm trying to get an early start on my cards.  I used the die from  the Frantic Stamper's Kitchen Dress Design A2 Card Maker.  I loved how they turned out.

This one I used Garden Green CS for the base and some DSP for the apron layer.  It's hard to see, but the spoon and roller I used Gold Glitter paper.

For this card, I used Garden Green CS for the base and cut some DSP for the card front and apron.  I colored in the spoon and rolling pin handle with some brown marker.

For the last card, I used Christmas DSP for the card base and apron.

For the inside sentiment I used either Whisper white or Very Vanilla CS for the apron.

My stamping friend Martha and I so enjoyed playing with this die.  It reminded me of when I was a kid and played with my cut out paper dolls.  I spent many hours on hot summer days with my cousins at my Nanny's kitchen table designing paper doll outfits.  I will be playing with this die a lot more!  We are preparing for a hurricane here on the East coast.  Hopefully, it won't be as bad as the one that hit Texas.  Have a good week!

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I submitted these cute dresses to Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge 258 Holiday

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Little Wild Bookmarks

The other week while Jennifer was visiting, she wanted me to make her another bookmark.  I had made her this cute little -  Caterpillar  - before.  We got out SU's set called A Little Wild and got to work.  They turned out so cute.  I ended up making some for her to take to her friends at school as well.

I used jumbo paperclips to adhere them on.  For the elephant I ended up using some 1/8" ribbon and tying some twine around it.

I even painted their little toes pink!

Next we made the lions.

Jennifer found some gold dots I had laying around and decorated them.  I also colored in their mane.

The last one we made was the bear.

She has a fascination with bears, as she sees them several times a week in her yard.  She decided to put a little bee on each one.

We had such a good time playing around.  I really like these dies!  It is really raining and cold here but nothing like in Texas.  Our thought and prayers go out to all that are affected by this terrible storm.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Birds and Blooms Thinlet Card

On Wednesday, my friend Martha came to stamp and we had a great time.  Before she left Florida, she made several packs of different cards she wanted to work on while here.  This is one that we made.  I thought it turned out so cute.

She had the base card and all the layers already cut out, so all we had to do was put them together.  It was quick and easy!

She used the Birds and Blooms Thinlets from SU for the adorable little bird, and we put some gold rhinestones to dress it up.  We decided not to put on any sentiment for now, as this type of card could  be used for so many occasions.  I'm definitely filling up my stash of cards again.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

September Planner Page

I can't believe that Labor Day is almost here.!  The girls start school next week and summer is closing fast!  Not that is was the greatest summer with all the rain and heat.  I decided I had better do my September planner page before it gets too late.  I really didn't know what to stamp on it.  With the holidays coming the rest of the months should be easy.  Then I thought of the girls going back to school and that was what I stamped on my page.

I used to make a lot of cards for the girls to take to school and I dusted this stamp set off.  It is Crafty Clear - Bookworm and it has some really cute school stamps.  It also is good for scrapbooking.  Check out the Cows Whisperer's Creative Cards blog - this is where I got the idea to stamp on my planners pages.  She has a lot of cute ideas!

The other day Jennifer wanted to do some crafting.  She loves caterpillars, so we made this cute one out of an egg carton.

There are so many ways to decorate it. She had so much fun doing this.

Hope everyone enjoyed the eclipse.  We could only see a small sliver here in PA. but it was interesting to watch on TV.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Note Cards and Box

My friend Martha came up this week, and we made these adorable note cards and this holder.  I saw this on Brenda Quintana's blog and thought they were so cute!!  This box holds 5 cards and their envelops and there is room for more.  I think this would make such a cute gift to give someone.

Here are the cards that we made to go inside.

They are all centered, so you can put anyone in the open frame.

You can also put a window sheet on the inside frame and add candy.

Isn't it cute?  I just loved how it turned out.  This stamp set from SU is one of my favorites.  Well, now I'm hungry - I wonder if we have any ice cream in the frig?

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I entered this post at Cardz TV Anthing Goes Challenge #9.