Monday, September 29, 2014

Red, white and blue love

Here's a patriotic card for today...well, kind of. I started out using a Paper Studio heart punch on some Echo Park papers and moved on to cutting them out with a Spellbinders circle. Those circles are popped on tiny little pieces of dimensional adhesive. The Hero Arts sentiment is perfect for the circles, don't you think? If you're interested, the card idea can be found here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Scraps with gratitude

I was ready to get rid of some of my scraps, so I looked through my Pinterest boards and found this card to help me out. I used a Darice folder for the background and added a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bright and cheerful blessings

Today I have a simple card for you. The bright striped paper is Echo Park and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I used a circle Spellbinder for the black circle, and the yellow is a Bazzill embellishment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

God Bless

This card is much brighter in person with its Memento Lilac Posies ink popping against the white and black. The circles are from SU "Circle Circus" and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. After placing the baker's twine and sentiment square, it still needed something else. I chose to place a black Triveni rhinestone on each circle and it looked much better. The idea for this particular layout can be found here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Circles to Celebrate

Here's another CASE from Pinterest. I did a masculine and feminine version. My Stamp-a-ma-jig was essential in placing all of these SU circles close together. After coloring a few details with Copics, I added a couple of black Triveni rhinestones along with a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sparkly Christmas

I was in a mojo slump, but needed to make something. This bright, fun Best Creation paper with it's build in glitter was a perfect place to start. Since SU Rich Razzleberry is one of my favorite colors, I used it for all of my layers. The ivory is some Core'dinations. With my Rich Razzleberry ink, I stamped a Lawn Fawn snowflake and a Mama Elephant sentiment. The circles are done with SU punches, not Spellbinders!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Birthday Monsters

Here's another card using the EK Success border punch and square Spellbinders. I'm really enjoying the variety of cards I can make with this basic window idea. For this one, I used Recollections "My Little Monsters" set and colored them with Copics. They were practically begging for some googlie eyes and I simply couldn't say no. With a Paper Smooches sentiment, they're ready to make someone smile.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Make a Wish

I truly love Paper Smooches...their images and their sentiments. So when I saw this card, I just knew I had to CASE it. I did some masking to stack the images then used Copics to color them. That's some scrap DCWV paper they're standing on. Since I didn't have the cupcake stamp, I used my SU cupcake punch and some SU papers. The sentiment is stamped in SU Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive with matching background layers. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A shiny birthday

I like how this shiny Reminisce paper helps show off those shiny JoAnn Craft Essentials embellishments, don't you? I did the borders with an EK Success punch and the sentiment is Hero Arts.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Geometric Mom

I found this card and wanted to try it with some different colors. I layered the pretty Stampin' Up papers that I cut with Spellbinders onto a piece of DeNami grey. It was then run through my Cuttlebug with a Darice folder. I added some matching pretty pink ribbon and popped up the Fiskars sentiment.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thank you banners

I wasn't sure all of these patterns worked together, but the hubby said they did. I used a Darice folder on some Core'dinations paper then sanded it to bring out the red from the black. The banners are made with DeNami silver paper and a scrap piece of Basic Grey. The Inkadinkado sentiment is layered on a piece of DCWV chevron paper. All of the sentiment layers were cut with Taylored Expressions. The black ribbon is from my stash. Oh, I CASE'd this card here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Golfing without you

I thought this was a cute card to make into a Miss You card since most of the people that I know who play golf, always golf with someone else. It has a lot of pieces but is pretty easy to put together. I even made it into a kit for a card making party.

I started by choosing the Best Creation plaid paper and worked from there. The Hero Arts sentiment is on a piece of ivory paper instead of a harsher white. The brown pole is scraps and the Bazzill flag was cut with a Spellbinder. You can't tell from this picture but the background behind the embossed golf ball has a very small square pattern on it to add more texture. I cut the grass with some Martha Stewart fringe scissors.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Birthday Butterflies

At first glance, this looks like a pretty boring card, no sentiments or embellishments. However, this card is made from a napkin. That's right, a napkin! 

I recently went to a three day crop at an LSS and they had this cool free demo. It involves napkins and beeswax and an iron. You divide the napkin up until it's only one layer and then iron it onto paper using wax as your adhesive. Then you add more beeswax on the top to give it a great texture and you can trim it to whatever size you want. 

This card was a birthday card for my brother's girlfriend. Not only is it the wrong size for Operation Write Home, but it also uses wax which would melt too easily in some locations that cards are sent to.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Keeping it simple

I wanted a simple card for any occasion and this is what I came up with today. The brown is Bo Bunny and the red is Bazzill. I used some ivory paper and a Martha Stewart punch for the loopy border. The Stampin' Up circle was stamped with Stampin' Up Real Red on more ivory paper. I used Spellbinders for the circle and scalloped circle. The ivory ribbon is from my stash.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nature for Dad

This card has so much detail, but I simply love how it turned out. It really looks like a fall card, but it can be sent any time. I started out using a Darice honeycomb embossing folder. Next was all of the stamping with the SU Lovely As a Tree set. I used several colors in a ColorBox Cat's Eye ink stack. Then it was time to choose all of the other colors. The red is Darice red pearl, the orange is basic card stock and the green is Bazzill. For the circles, I used two different Spellbinders circles and mounted two of them on dimensional adhesive. I needed a small sentiment for that little circle and chose one from Paper Smooches. The American Crafts chestnut brad seemed like the perfect color to finish everything off.

The original card can be found here.