Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Feel better Soon

Hello everyone!  Lately, I had to make quite a bit of get well cards.  That's one thing about getting older, people you know get sick more and often.  This card was made for a woman who is an inspiration to my friends and me.  She is a pillar of strength at the young age of 78 and super active.    I hope I am as busy and active as she is at her age.

For the cardbase, I layered it with embossed cardstock made with Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Then I die cut the lilies several times from My Favorite Things and color the die cuts with Copic markers before arranging them onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment from Freshly Squeezed Stamps on a die cut tag made with one of the dies from My Favorite Things Pierced Tag Stax.  I finished the card by tying a bow with gold thread on the tag and placing it on the card with foam adhesive.


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Wedding Congratulations

Hello everyone!  Another type of cards that I have not been making are wedding cards.  I know, two in a row!  I love this image from Recollections Just Married set, and had to use it for this wedding card.    
I layered a white cardbase with embossed cardstock made with Sizzix Flower embossing folder.  Then I stamped and color the image from Recollections with Copic markers before cutting it out and placing it onto the card with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Inside & Out Sayings set and created a banner with the sentiment for the card.  Then I placed the banner onto the card with foam tape before adding pearls to finish the card.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

New Baby Congratulations

Hello everyone!  Sorry for not posting last week.  It has been a struggle to get everything done and blogging, unfortunately falls to the bottom of the list.  However, I was busy at times making cards.  Anyway, I rarely have the opportunity to make new baby cards, especially since most of my friends are done with having babies.  So it was nice to pull out the Fiskars Baby set again for this card.

I layered my cardbase with scalloped rectangle die cut and stitched rectangle die cut, cut with My Favorite Thing Blueprint #20 dies.  I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Congratulations set in gray Memento ink.  Then I stamped the onesies and colored them with Copic markers before fussy cutting them out.  Finally, I placed the onsies on the card with foam tape.
I loved the delicate look of the scalloped rectangle with the onesies.  It was nice to make a baby card again.


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Monday, June 15, 2015

Thanks A Bunch!

Hello everyone!  I love this floral set from Winnie and Walter, In Bloom: Addie's Garden.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I watercolor these flowers first.  In this card, I used my Copics and follow the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch#190.
Following the sketch, I stamped with the background stamp, Designblock Looped Circle Pattern from Hero Arts onto gray cardstock and placed a strip of it onto the cardbase. Then I stamped, color, and fussy-cut the flowers and leaves from the Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Addie's Garden set before placing them onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Thanks A Bunch on gray cardstock and placed it onto the card.
 To finish the card, I added BG000 around the bouquet and Wink of Stella onto the flowers.

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Challenges/Giveaway:
- Freshly Made Sketch #190 Challenge




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Monday, June 8, 2015

Photobomb Birthday Card

Hello everyone!  I just love photobombs!  I love seeing other people's photobombs.  The intentional photobombs always make me laugh.  Anyway, I really struggle with this card since my mojo is at an all time low lately.  I think I am just too exhausted to do anything come the end of the day.  A lot of things going on with the end of school coming up and the nice weather.  Anyway, I did managed to scrape this together this morning, and actually love how it came out.  Also, using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch by Narelle really helped too.  :-)
 I stamped and masked all the critters from Lawn Fawn (Critters In The Forest, Year Four and Critters At The Dog Park) to create the scene before I watercolor them.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a Polaroid frame and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages. Then I layered the cardbase with a cloud embossed cardstock made with Darice Cloudy Sky Embossing Folder and a yellow circle die cut from Spellbinders circle die.  I also used Distress Mustard Seed ink to distress the edge of the circle die cut.  

 I finished the card by adhering the Polaroid onto the card with foam tape.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Using SSS June 2015 Card Kit For A Pocket Letter

Hello, everyone!  My name is Linda and I am addicted to making pocket letters.  :-D  They are just so much fun to make.  There are times that I have so many favorite images that I want to sent to a person, but normally just sent one card following a theme instead of  trying to jam in all the images together.  Now I feel like I can sent 9 cards to one person at once.  Plus, I could include goodies in the pockets.  Who doesn't love a little office/craft supplies?! I have a thing for little compartments, whether it is in furniture or Advent calendars, I love them!  I guess I am always thinking what surprises await me in this compartment.  It has been a while since I am this excited about making something and wishing I could see the recipient's face when they received it.  This was the feeling I got when I started making cards again.  I am so glad that I found it again.  I couldn't wait to make this for my niece who is super crafty and talented.  I decided to sent her a pocket letter instead of a birthday card.  There's so much more that I can include since there are nine pockets!  Yay!  
My Simon Says Stamp June 2015 card kit just came in and I absolutely love this month's kit.  They knocked it out of the park with this one!  I love the bright Doodlebug "Sunkissed" pattern paper and the SSS coordinating cardstock, so I had to use them for this pocket letter.  This made it so easy to create the base of the pocket letter, since everything matches so well.  Also, I thought it was perfect for a birthday theme pocket letter since it was so colorful and fun.
My son inspired me to make a video introducing pocket letters and describing how I made this.  I have great respect for all the video makers out there.  It does take some time and effort, and like my son said, "Once you do a few, it is a lot easier and faster."  :-D  So, please bear with me while I experiment more with shooting and making videos.
For the first card, I kept it simple and stamped and colored the balloons from Mama Elephant Up and Away set.  I also stamped the sentiment from the same set and made it into a banner.  For the middle card, I used the die cut made with Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border die and cut it up before gluing it to the pattern paper.  Then I finished the card with Doodlebug stickers that came with the SSS June 2015 card kit.  For the last card, I stamped the cardstock with Hero Arts DesignBlock Looped Circle Pattern background stamp in Versamark ink before stamping, coloring and fussy-cutting the girl from My Favorite Thing Big Birthday Wishes.
For the middle row, I stamped, color and fussy-cut out the girl and dog from My Favorite Things You Have My Heart set before placing her onto the pattern paper along with a heart paper clip.  To create the middle card, I placed the Little B washi tape on the top and bottom of the card.  Then I used the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamp set and Circle die and Studio Calico Blue Note set.  For the last card on this row, I used the Paper Studio Cupcakes embossing folder to create the background and then stamped, color and cut the girl from MFT Sweet Birthday Wishes.
For the last row, I used Lil' Inker Stitched Hearts die to die cut a heart onto the pattern paper and placed red vellum behind it.  I also placed letter stickers on the outside pocket.  For the middle card, I used the yoga girl from Simon Says Stamp Work Out set and after stamping, coloring and cutting her out, I placed her on some grass that I created with scissors and Copic markers.   I also stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings for the middle card.  For the last card, I made a shaker card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes.  I used my sewing machine to sew acetate and the card to create pocket and after I filled it with sequins, I sew it shut.  I placed washi tape on the back to tape down the loose threads.
I absolutely love how this pocket letter came out and I can't wait to mail it to her.  But wait there is more.  I also included some things in the pockets for her.  I will list out some of the things that I heard were included in the pockets: gems, paperclips, stickers, sequins, washi tape sample, tea bag, gift card (I thought Star Bucks or Dunkin' Donuts) and whatever small embellishment you have on hand.  A good way to share some of your stash.  You know you have a stash somewhere.  :-D

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