Sunday, February 05, 2017

Birthday Wishes

How about a clean and simple card today?


The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.


The black background is 4 1/8"x2 7/8."  I used one of the Border Dies from Jaded Blossom to cut the scallop at the bottom.  I cut a white rectangle at 2"x4" and then used six different Distress Inks to create the ombre effect in the background.  I used: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, carved pumpkin, candied apple, & fired brick.


The dog silhouette is a stamp from Paper Smooches.  It is from the Paws for a Cause stamp set.  I heat embossed it on the white rectangle before I created the ombre background.


The sentiment is also from Jaded Blossom.  It is from the Dog-Gone Awesome stamp set.

I made this for the following challenges:
Less Is More: three adjacent color wheel colors
Pile It On: fire or red/orange color scheme
Crazy 4 Challenges: use an animal
CASology: youth
Cardz TV: anything goes


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Tons of Fun

This fun shaped card is for my godson's birthday, which is coming up at the end of the month.



The card was made by using an elephant from "ZooBalloo" to create the base.  I cut two of the shadows and adhered them together at the top.  


The balloons are from "Birthday Bash."  I used foam tape to adhere them at the top and regular glue to adhere them under the trunk.  The flag is from "Create a Critter."  I hid the face on the flag and then stamped my sentiment on the flag.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Mini Messages set.  I used foam tape to adhere the top part and regular glue to adhere the stick under the trunk.  I added a bow from "The First Few Years" to finish off the front.


I used two different stamps to create my sentiment on the inside.  The top part is from Jaded Blossom, the Party Animal stamp set.  The bottom part is from My Favorite Things, the Adorable Elephants set.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sugar & Spice

I just had to play with this adorable little stamp from Jaded Blossom!


I used the new Sweeter Than Candy stamp set for the image and the sentiment.  I colored her with Chameleon markers.  The candies all have either Wink of Stella or Stickles to add some shimmer and glitter.  I covered all the candies and her eyes with glossy accents. 


I used metal dies to cut out the mats.  The red mat is from the Scallop Rectangle Dies 1 and the white mat is from Rectangle Dies 1.



I made this for the following challenges:
Cardz TV: sketch challenge (sketch #8)

Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: something fun



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Monochromatic Birds

Wow, I haven't been around in a while!  The holiday season was pretty busy, then my husband and I went to Washington to visit some friends for a week.  I came back from vacation with a nasty cold so that laid me out for a bit.  I also started school shortly after I got back, so I have been trying to get my schedule figured out with class, work, and homework.  I think I am finally a little settled and I had today off from work, so I decided to do a little crafting.


I got these new stamps by Tim Holtz and wanted to play with them a little, so I created four monochromatic cards in different colors.  The birds are all stamped on white card stock, then cut with my Brother Scan 'n' Cut.  I colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  The cards are 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and I used the Card Mat Dies from Jaded Blossom to cut each polka dot mat for the cards.  I also used the Stitched Hexagon Dies for the hexagon mats.  The sentiments are from Supersized Birthday Greetings.  I finished each card with some coordinating gems.









Thursday, December 08, 2016

Christmas Tags (Part 1)

Here are a few of the Christmas tags I have made this year.  I'm sure there will be more to come as well.  :)


I used a tag shape from the Cricut cartridge "Phrases."  The white background panel was stamped with snowflakes in a pale grey ink.  The stamp is from Jaded Blossom, the Holiday Splatters stamp set.



The dog is a cut file from SVG Cutting Files, called Winter Puppy.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  It is part of the Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Face Assortment.  The sentiment is also from Jaded Blossom, the Season's Tweetings stamp set.  I finished it off with a bow at the top, tied in some green baker's twine.


For the back I used the Sweet Treats stamp set for the "to" and "from."  The paw is from the Kitty Kitty stamp set and the sentiment is from Dog-Gone Awesome.



The cat is also from SVG Cutting Files, it is called Winter Kitty.  I also used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  It is from the Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment.  I used the same sentiment as for the dog tag and also tied a bow at the top, this time in red baker's twine.


For the back I used the same Sweet Treats stamp set for the "to" and "from."  I used another size paw print from Kitty Kitty stamp set for the paws.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.



The snowflake tag shape is from the Cricut cartridge "Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More 2."  The snowman and all his accessories were cut with Jaded Blossom dies, the Snowman Dies set.  I used the Snowman Faces (add-on) from Jaded Blossom for the face.  I added a little bling to the snowflake and used two different shades of blue baker's twine for the tie.


I used stamps from the Christmas Kindness stamp set for the "to" and "from."

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Darth Vader Christmas Tag

I am making my brother a quilt featuring some "Star Wars" Christmas fabric, so I thought I would coordinate the gift tag!



I used stamps and metal dies from Jaded Blossom for most of this tag.  The tag itself is from the Luggage Tag Dies set.


Darth Vader was an SVG that I found doing a Google search.  I also used some antlers from the "Frozen" Cricut cartridge.  I welded the white shadow layers of both Vader and the antlers.  The nose is just a circle from the add shapes feature in Design Space.  I covered the nose in glitter and glossy accents to make it nice and sparkly and shiny.


The sentiment is from the Mini Tag Dies 2 set.  The sentiment is from Bah Humbug.


I used the string of lights from the Christmas Panels stamp set to add a little something to the back of the tag.  I colored the lights with Distress Markers (festive berries, mustard seed, & mowed lawn).  The to and from are from the Sweet Treats stamp set.


I covered the lights with some Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: gift tags
Die Cuttin' Divas: make it sparkle
Cardz TV: anything goes

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bees & Honey

My anniversary is on Sunday, so I made this card to give to my husband.


The card base was created using the "Spring Fling" Cricut cartridge.  The darker yellow mat, behind the hexagonal cut-outs is covered in mustard seed Distress Glitter.  I created the black border by cutting a rectangle at 5 1/2"x4 1/4," and then used the Card Mat Dies from Jaded Blossom to cut out the middle, leaving a small border.



The adorable bee bear is from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  It is part of the Busy Bee Bears cut set.  I added glossy accents to the eyes, nose, and honey.  The heart has fruit punch Stickles on it and the center of the flower has yellow Stickles on it.  I also doodled veins on the wings.



The sentiments are stamped on banners from the Mini Tag Dies 2 set.  The sentiments are from the We Go Together Like 2 stamp set.  The word "honey" on the pot was stamped using part of a sentiment from the Honey Bunny stamp set.  All stamps were from Jaded Blossom.


I used a lot of dies from Jaded Blossom to create the inside of the card.  The black mats and white mat are all from the Card Mat Dies.  I used two different sizes of the Stitched Circle Dies to create my bee.  The wings were created by cutting one of the circles in half.  I used the Snowman Dies for the eyes, then used a black marker to put in the pupils.  I created the stripes by just cutting small strips of yellow and trimming them to fit the circle.  The sentiment is from the You Go Together Like (add on) stamp set.