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!

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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


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.

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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.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

One Wild Ride Father's Day Card

I had one more Father's Day card to finish up which I did this weekend!  Yay!!  My other projects for the men in the family are almost finished as well, and I have a few days to spare!  This must be a record for me.  This was the first time I used SU's stamp set One Wild Ride and I really liked how it turned out.  This is not my typical card, but he loves to ride his motorcycle so I thought I would try out something different  The picture is hard to see as the base is black CS.  For my layer I used a piece of back and white polka dot DSP paper.

I used Real Red CS for my panel and stamped on Whisper White.  I decided to use the eclipse method to make the letters pop a bit.  I love using the Large Letter Dies and hope to start doing some scrapbooking again with these dies.  I felt like the panel needed something else and decided on these little gems I had in my stash.

For my inside sentiment, I used my $1 stamp again that I got at Michael's.  I have had a lot of use out of this stamp over the years.  Well, it is too nice to sit inside anymore.  I'm going to take advantage of the breezes and sit on the porch.  See you again at the end of the week!

I entered this post at CardzTV Anthing Goes Challenge #52, Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #196.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Father's Day Card

Well, I finally got back to the craft room to finish Joe's Father's Day card.  First I had to remember where I hid it!  LOL!!  It was a pretty simple card to make, but I liked it and I think he will too!

I used Crumb Cake CS for my base and then my first layer was a scrap of DSP.  I made some banners of different colors also with some scrap paper.  I have definitely made a dent in my scrap pile!  My sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  I have been using this a lot lately.  I colored some dots around my oval that I cut out with my die and then used my large and small star punches and put a small brad in the middle.

For the inside sentiment, I used the same $1 stamp from Michael's and added some stars on the bottom.  As I said, it was pretty simple but I liked it.  I have one more card to make plus I am working on a project for the men in the family.  All the schools are closing so summer begins!

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I have submitted this card to CardzTV Anthing Goes Challenge #51.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Father's Day Card

I have been trying to do some challenges lately, so I made this card for one that required that you use 3 different washi tapes.  The only problem is that I missed the deadline!!  Oh well, at least I have started on making some Father's Day cards.  These cards were so easy to make.  I used SU's Crumb Cake for my base card and Calypso Coral for my next layer.  For my 3rd layer, I used Whisper White and just angled the different color washi tapes on the bottom.

I used my large letter dies to cut the letters DAD and adhered on some flowers I had with a little heart for the center.

For my sentiment, I used an old $1 Michael's stamp and added some washi tape on the bottom.

The hardest thing about these cards were picking out the colors to use!!  I guess the weather can't make up it mind.  One day I have the air on and then the next the heat!!  But at least our vegetable garden is going along!    I'll be back later in the week with some more cards.  Have a great week!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Hershey's Bow Ties

Well, that week went by quick!  I know it was a short one with the holiday but here it is Friday already!  I didn't get a lot of time to craft, but I managed to finish up these cute bow ties that I started making for Father's Day.  I always like to make a little goodie for the men in the family and when I saw this tutorial over at - Brenda Quintana's - blog I knew this was the one for this year.  I love all her tutorials but especially the ones with the hershey kisses.

Here is another project that you can use up some of that scrap paper you have laying around.  I really liked how they turned out.

Here is a picture of all the kisses inside.

At first I made the tie a little wider, but then decided to go back to the original size.  I think they both look good.  I'm sure you can use these for other occasions as well.  We are suppose to get some rain this weekend, so I'm hoping to get some more time in the craft room and make some cards for Father's Day.  It will be here before you know it.

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I entered this post at CardzTV Challenge - Anything Goes #50