Thursday, April 25, 2013

3 Flower Sympathy Card

This card starts of simple as well.

I used Recollections kraft card stock for my base and my layer, color on color.

I used the March Simon Says Stamp kit Stamp set for the stamping. Using Whisper White ink from Stampin Up, Bravo Burgundy ink, and Garden Green ink. Stamped the sentiment and clear embossed it with Recollections embossing powder. The inside sentiment is from a Hero Arts set, both stamped in the Bravo Burgundy ink. As always when stamping with a white ink it take longer to dry, you can zap it with your heat gun to speed the process along or just set aside.

I used The Paper Studio pearly for the center of the flower.

Celebrate 360 white satin ribbon for the front. I wrapped the ribbon along the back and taped it on the back and tied a simple knot on the front.

A thin black marker for the stitching around the edges of the card. 

Front view


Close up

Close up

Tree Sympathy Card

I have been getting allot of request for Sympathy cards, I have never made one before. Here lately the girls at work have been really challenging me with different requests.

I started off with one of my new stamp sets called Trees 2 Build from the Stamps of Life. I stamped the tree in Stampin Up Early Espresso ink and the leaves in Stampin up Gumball Green ink.

I used a Stampin up punch from the Ity Bity Punch Pack to punch out the flowers, I believe the paper is Pretty in Pink or Pink Piroquette. I added a Recollection pink gem to the center of each one. To give them some dimension I used my mouse bad and a Stylus to crease the inside. I attached them to the tree with Glossy Accents.

The With Sympathy came from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit March 2013 set designed by Kristina Werner. I used Stampin Up Early Espresso ink and clear embossed (recollections brand) the sentiment. The new Stampin Up ink pads are very juicy and give you time to emboss with them.

The card stock is also from Stampin Up, Early Espresso and Naturals Ivory (I love this paper).
A tip for the Naturals card stock is that the ink takes a little longer to dry, I accidentally smudged my tree but I think I will be the only one that notices of course.

The inside stamp is stamped in Stampin Up Early Espresso ink from a new stamp set from Hero Arts, it has allot of Sympathy sentiments for inside of cards.

Front of card

Inside Sentiment

Side view/Close up

Close up

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rosette Mothers Day Card

I saw this sketch on Pinterest and wanted to give a try.

The front of the card.

I used the My Minds Eye Sunny 6X6 paper pad for the patterend paper.

The Solids are from Recollections.

I stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used 4 medium Zots to attach the Rosette to the card and 1 to attach the heart.

The heart and border are Martha Stewert punches.

I used a Via Pearl Pen in cream to add the dots to the border.
Closer View
Side View
Side view
Inside of card.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flower Mothers Day Card

I guess this would be a Grandmas card but still the purpose is for Mothers Day.

This was my Sketch of how I was thinking the card would look like.

 The finished Card.

I used Pink Piroquette and Chocolate Chip Stampin Up ink for the flowers, lables and stem. I also edged the layers of the card.

I used Versafine Black Onix ink for the tag and the jar.

I used a Aqua Brush and painted in the stems of the flower with the Chocolate Chip ink.

The jar is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called Summer Charm I believe.

The pink bakers twine is from American Crafts.
The two side flowers are on one thickness of foam tape and the middle is on two thickness of foam tape.

I used Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents on the flowers.

I matted the Grandma stamp from Pepples with the pink polka dot paper. This was my main paper as its on the jar lable, flowers, inside and first mat of the card. It is from the Recollections 8.5 X11 paper pack called All Seasons, its a Valentines sheet.

Used the Aqua painter to do the inside of the flowers
Happy Mothers days stamp in the Pink Piroquette ink along with a Scalloped border punch from Fiskars.
Full inside view.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Organizing scraps

I have a 12X12 deep drawer full of scraps, most are solid card stock colors and 1/4 are pattern paper.

Today I conquered that drawer and I am very happy that I finally did.

I know have a bin of black/gray, white, cream/brown, and colored. The drawer has the patterned paper for now.

I also have a bin for card bases and card mats.

View of Bin.

Another view of Bin.

Colored scraps that I cant make into card mats.

Black/Gray scraps that I cant make into card mats.

Browns/Creams that I cant make into card mats.

White scraps that cant be made into card mats.

patterned paper, for now back in that drawer.
The last bin has my card mats, it is the biggest bunch that measure 4 X 5 1/4 that gives me 1/4 of an inch border around the bases.

I have traditional card bases and portrait bases.

The scraps in the bins are still large enough to use when creating cricut cuts.

I will definitely use the brow/cream. black/gray, and white bins up because I am always cutting into a fresh 8 1/2 X11 sheet and I didn't always check my bin not wanted to dig threw it.

Total time was about 1 1/2 hours, I watched 2 knight riders episode on the Ipad using Netflix. I brought this project upstairs to my kitchen while my girls were napping and while I patiently waited for the UPS man.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Many Uses of Scotch Tape while Crafting.

These are some tips on how Scotch Tape is ESSENTIAL in crafting weather its for scrapbooks, cards, smash books, or mini albums.

I will periodically add to this post as I continue my journey in paper crafting.

Good Old Tape.
To help your ribbon stay secured and not move all around the front of your card use Scotch tape on the back before putting adhesive on your mat.

Tieing a know on the back of your button will often make it bumpy and not alow it to ahere evenly to your project. Use a little Scotch tape to hold it down and then add your glue dot and it will make your finished product more smooth.

Postage Stamp Card

This card I used a variety of different products. No Cricut today.

I used.....

The punch from Fiskars that looks like a postage stamp its about a 1 inch square
Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink with a stampin wedge
Prima 6X6 paper pad called The Almanac Collection
Simon Says Stamp April Stamp set
Hemptique bakers twine
Oriental Trading Fall brad
Walmart buttons
Celebrate it 360 White Satin Ribbon

Finished Card Front View.

Finished Card Side View.

Close up bottom row.

Close up Middle row.

Close up Top row.
I used dimensionals for the patterend squares and adhered straight down the light pink ones.
I took the prongs off the brad and adhered that with a popdot and 2 glue dots.
The buttons are attached with a glue dot.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Simon Says April Card Kit card #1

I was going to enter a different challenge and wanted to use the April kit but I just couldn't make the card work for what the challenge requirement had said so I am going to enter this into the April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Gallery.

The finished card.

I used a pend and curled the bottom of the banners our and the top par in, I added a very small thing foam adhesive to raise the banners up.

The only thing not from the kit is the twine and that's from Sew Easy Fancy Floss in Black and Lemonade.
I used Stampin up Hearts of Flutter framelets to make the banners.

I wasn't sure what colors I would use so I cut extra.
I stamped the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and made into a banner, I adhered it to some more of the black patterned paper and made that into a banner as well. I curled the edges our and the center in and used 2 pop dots to hold up the center.

Dump Truck Card

I need a little boy card and I knew I had the B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge, as I looked threw the cartridge I found this dump truck and I knew I wanted to cut it out.

The truck reminds me of one of Doc McStuffins toys and an episode that me and the girls just recently watched. Talk about inspiration.

Finished Card.

And I did the inside as well.

The truck is raised on foam and some of the circles are as well.
The pieces, cut using my gypsy at 2.75 inches.

I used Reccollection Papers that were in my scrap drawer.

I used Sand paper instead of the brown, I used the brown piece and traced onto the sand paper and cut it out.

Fine Grit sand paper.
I decided to switch out the yellow circles for buttons that are also Reccollections brand. I believe they were in the $1.50 bin and had several different colors in different sizes per container.

The chevron paper is also from a Reccollection 8.5 X11 paper pack called All Seasons.
Here I am testing out which Stayz On ink I liked better.

FYI.... Stamp straight down and lift straight up the ink and sandpaper wants to slide.

I used a Stampin up punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, I believe is the 1cm circle and punched out some from the scraps of sand paper.