Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monochrome Rainbow

Today's card is a thank you for the woman who did the quilting on the quilt I just made.  She did a beautiful job and I just wanted another way to express my gratitude for the wonderful work she did and also for doing it so quickly.

The card is smaller than I usually make, but I needed it to fit in an odd sized envelope.  The card is 3 1/2"x5."  I used kraft card stock for the base.  The light pink piece is 2"x4 1/4," and the dark pink piece is 2 1/8"x4 3/8."  I stamped the light pink piece with the word "thanks" repeatedly, using a shimmery pink ink.  The sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler set by Paper Smooches.  In fact, all the stamps are from Paper Smooches.

The rainbow is from the Spectrum set.  I colored it in with varying shades of pink.  I also highlighted the clouds with a very pale pink.  I then cut out the rainbow and adhered it with foam tape.  The large word, "thanks," is from the Chit Chat set.  I stamped it on green card stock, then fussy cut it all out.  To finish off the card I added some green sequins.

I made this card for the following challenges:
Color Throwdown: color inspiration

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's a Bird, It's a Pla- No Wait It Is a Bird!

I have made this super bird card before and you can see it here.  This time I changed up the colors and used the "bird-day" sentiment.

Super bird is from "3 Birds on Parade."  It was cut at 3 3/4."  The shadow was cut twice and adhered at just the top.  The beak is covered in glitter and glossy accents.  The eye also has glossy accents on it.  I added a little faux stitching to the patch on the cape, then glued on a button.  The sentiment is a set of three different stamps.  The "bird-day" part of the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.  "Wishes" is from the Simple Sentiments set and "super" is from Hooray for Birthdays.  Both sets are from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  I stamped the word "super" by doing some careful masking on the word "surprise."

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2: shaped card

Scrappy Moms Stamps: bird project

The Friday Mashup: flight theme

Die Cuttin' Divas: odd card (no standard square or rectangle)

Color Throwdown: color combo

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Camp Fire

I got a second card made today.  This one is super quick and simple.  I think it will make a  nice non-traditional Valentine's Day card to give to my husband.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from white card stock.  The orange wood grain paper is cut at 5 15/16"x4 3/16."  The white rectangle is 3 1/4"x2 1/4."  The camp fire image is from Paper Smooches, the Happy Camper set.  I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Happy Campers set.  I finished off the card with some yellow sequins.

I made this for the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts: Valentine's Day

CASology: cue word - "hot"

Paper Smooches: anything goes

Baby Boo

Well, I have been absent a while.  I am back in school and between that and work I don't have a whole lot of free time.  And lately, what free time I have has gone towards working on my quilt.  Well, now the quilt is all set and waiting to go to the quilter, so I have some time to work on some paper crafts.

Here is what I made today:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the base, then trimmed some purple card stock at 5 1/2"x3 3/4."  The pink plaid is cut at 5 1/2"x3 1/4."  I wrapped the top of the card with some orchid twine from The Twinery and added some yellow and ivory sequins.

The adorable image is of Boo, from "Monsters, Inc."  She can be found on the "Best of Pixar" cartridge.  I used the print and cut feature on her so I wouldn't have to glue down all those little pieces.  I love that feature!  She was cut at 3."  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, the Salutations set.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: new baby

Tuesday Throwdown: monster mash

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Woodland Birthday

Here is today's woodland themed card:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used brown card stock for the card base, then but a piece of wood grain patterned card stock to be the mat.  I used the Cricut Explore and an image from "Wild Card" to create the circular window.  It was cut at 5 1/4"x4."  The wood grain patterned card stock is from the Good Wood Stack by DCWV.

I stamped my birch tree images on some white card stock and mounted it behind the window.  I colored in the lenticels with the vintage photo Distress Marker.  FYI: the lenticels are those rips or tears you see in the bark of some trees, like birch.  The birch trees and owl are from the Autumn Groves stamp set by Paper Smooches.  The birch trees are stamped in rich cocoa ink and the owl is stamped in midnight black ink, both by Tsukineko.

The label is from the "First Few Years" cartridge.  It was cut to fit the sentiment, so it is 0.841"x2.783."  I then stamped the sentiment in midnight black ink by Tsukineko.  The sentiment is another Paper Smooches stamp, this one is from the Salutations set.  I then finished off the card with three brown sequins.

I made this for the following challenges:

Paper Smooches: photo inspiration

CASology: cue word - "NBUS" (never been used stuff) (the wood grain card stock, tree and owl stamps)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chocolate Covered Sweetness

Today's card is simply sweet:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from brown card stock.  The striped mat is cut at 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  The scalloped oval is from "Elegant Edges," and is cut at 4 3/4" (both the regular and shadow layers).  I embossed the white scallop with an embossing folder by The Paper Studio called Quatrefoil.

The strawberry is from the "Sweet Shop" cartridge  It is cut at 2.57."  I embossed the red layer with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I also covered the brown card stock with glossy accents.  I used foam tape to mount the strawberry for some added dimension.

The banner is from "Victorian Romance."  It is cut at 2.12."  I inked the edges of the pink layer with picked raspberry Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Fiskars and stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.  I then added some pink enamel dots to the top right and bottom left corners.

I cut some pink card stock at 5 1/4"x4," and some white card stock at 5"x3 3/4" for the inside of my card.  I then cut a scalloped circle at 2," using "Elegant Edges."  The sentiment from My Craft Spot, the Tasty Treats set.  I stamped it in picked raspberry Distress Ink.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: favorite Cricut cut (I can't pick one favorite, but I love this chocolate covered strawberry and Elegant Edges is one of my favorite cartridges)
Scrappy Moms Stamps: use a sweet image 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Sea Life Wall Art

I mentioned in my post yesterday, that I had been in Washington visiting my friends and their 9 month old baby.  I made a name sign for their son a while back, you can see that here, and gave it to them while we were visiting.  My husband hung the signs up and I decorated the wall next to it with some vinyl cut in sea life inspired shapes.

The name sign was made with "Extreme Fonts" and "Art Nouveau."  For more information, see the original post, here.

Here is a better look at the sea life wall.

The sea weed is from "Life is a Beach."
The fish is from "Four Legged Friends."  I just eliminated a couple of layers and flipped it.
The bubbles are from "A Child's Year."  I flipped them to work with the fish.

The sea weed is from "Word Builders 3: An Ocean of Words."
The fish and bubbles are from "This & That."  This is a Creative Memories cartridge.

The octopus is from "ZooBalloo."
The bubbles on the right are from "A Child's Year."  Like bubbles with the fish, they are flipped.
The bubbles on the left are from "Kate's ABCs."  They are just two of the bubbles in the bubble bath word title.

Thursday, January 08, 2015


I know I have not been posting lately, but that is because I have been on vacation.  I was in Washington state for about a week visiting with my friends and their 9 month old.  It was a great time, but now I am home and settled back in.  I have spent the past couple of days sewing, working on my quilt, so I thought I would make a card today.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from white card stock.  I cut a piece of white card stock at 3 7/8"x3 1/4" and then rounded the corners.  I used the December 2013 Stamp of the Month kit from Peachy Keen Stamps to create the calendar.  I added two heart shaped brads to the top corners, then adhered it to some black card stock, cut at 4"x3 3/8."  

The word "love" was cut from the "Mother's Day Coupon Book," the digital Cricut cartridge.  It was cut at 3 1/2" wide.  I then covered it with x-mas red Stickles.

The sentiment on the inside is from the Build a Valentine stamp set by My Craft Spot.

I made this for the following challenges:

Color Throwdown: color challenge

CASology: cue word - date

Love to Create: anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown: favorite embellishment (brads/bling)