Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mickey Mouse Birthday

This is the first birthday card I made for the little girl of my nephew.  I wanted something that had some dimension to it so this is what I settled on.  All the paper is from Paper Temptress.

The base for the card is Spirit Red Feltweave.  I wanted the base under the Mickey Mouse to have some sheen to it so that is Silver Lustre

The rest of the bright colors came from the Pop Tones Line.  This line is so great because the colors are all so vibrant.  The red for the name is Red Hot Pop Tones.  Mickey Mouse head is Black Licorice Pop Tones.  The pink for the bow is Razzleberry Pop Tones.  The Yellow is Lemondrop Pop Tones.  and the blue is Blu Raspberry Pop Tones.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Simple Pleasures


Hello Everyone.  Happy Sunday!  Here is my card for today and all the cardstock is from Paper Temptress.
 The base is Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  The sentiment and the butterflies are also from the Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.
The rest of the cardstock is from the Treasures line.  The golden is Butternut Orange.  All the beautiful green is Grass Treasures.  The brown is Crafty Brown.  All this cardstock has a texture to it which is beautiful for layers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Z Box Fold

I am so excited about the cards on Split Coast Stamper the last couple of week.  I love cards that have different folds to them.  I would suggest watching the video for the because I found the written directions to be a little confusing.  I printed the directions and then added extra at places from the video. 

This is a birthday card for a little girl I know that was turning one.  The theme for her birthday party was owls.  The owl on the front has a little spring like thing behind it that makes it jiggle when you touch it. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Twist Gate Fold

I just love different folds in cards.  This was on Split Coast Stamper last week.  It is called a Twist Gate Fold.  I did do my angle a little differently, but this is how it worked.

All the solid cardstock is from Paper Temptress.  The beautiful dark orange is Treasures Mango Orange.  The white in the center and the ghost are Cryogen White which has a little bit of shimmer to it.  Just perfect for a ghost.  The black is Black Basis.  The patterned paper was just paper that I had in my stash.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Grunge for You

This is my card for Paper Temptress today.  Got out my Stampin' Up set Gorgeous Grunge to do this card.

The base of the card is Neenah Super Smooth Green.  I thought Black Basis would be a great layer to set off the main image. The stamping for the main is image is on Cryogen White.  I just love that little bit of shimmer.

I stamped the flowers on Neenah Super Smooth GreenBaby Girl Pink Basis and Light Yellow Basis.  I still thought it needed a little sentiment so I added the For You in Baby Girl Pink Basis.

Have a beautiful creative day!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

I made this card with one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets.  The stamp set is called Swirly Bird and the die set is called Swirly Scribbles.

I wanted the base to be a nice dark purple so Grape Jelly Pop Tones was perfect.  The second white layer is Cryogen White because I wanted a little bit of sheen.  I embossed this with a SU folder called softly falling.  The stamped swirls were from the Swirly Bird set.

The large swirl is Cotton Candy Pop Tones,  the medium is Blue Raspberry Pop Tones, and the small is Grapesicle Pop Tones.  I added some pearls for accent.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Birthday

This is a stairstep card I made for an aunt.  You can actually make this card and do the measurements yourself.  I got a really good deal on a die so I used that.  It is nice because you run it through the Sizzix and you are done. 

The picture gives you an idea of what it looks like, but the real thing is so much more dimensional. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Butterflies for you

Most of  the cardstock in this card came from the Treasures line.  I love it because it has a slight texture.  The Green is Grass and the tan is Crafty Brown.  Actually the two patterned papers are the same color cardstock.  I have some really big background stamps that I have not used much.  There was a curved handle you were supposed to use with them, but it never really worked well.  Now I have a Misti tool for making sure stamping comes out perfectly and I am back into using them.
The cream colored piece on this card is Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  The stamps on the Ivory piece are from Stampin' Up

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Get Well Soon


This is a card I made for a dear uncle.  I am just addicted to my new cricut.  This was one of the projects and what better paper to use than the many colors and perfect heavy weight paper from Paper Temptress.

Every piece for this project is from the Malermo Pearle and Mica Metallic line because they both have some sheen to them.  I am going to start with Malermo Pearle line.  The beautiful blue of the base is Abysse Malermo Pearle.  The red lines are Vermillion Malermo Pearle.  I used Emeraude Malermo Pearle for the green lettering.

Because there are so many colors in the Mica Metallic line it was perfect for the rest of the card.  The yellow small dots are Amber Mica Metallic.  All the pink is Rose Quartz Mica Metallic.  Last of all I used Flame Mica Metallic to cover the whole back and shine through for the well.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Let's Go Camping

This is a birthday card for my son-in-law.  He really likes being outdoors and camping.

The base for this card is Dark Orange Basis.  I stamped all the images on Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  I again used my cricut for the wording.  The background on the wording is Light Green from my stash and the top layer is Olive Basis.

The tent and chair is from Stampin' Up and the tree branch is from Stampscapes.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Swirley Scribbles

Happy Sunday to everyone.  I got the beautiful die set  from Stampin' Up called swirly scribbles for my birthday.  The round die cut images in this card are from that set. All the paper is from Paper Temptress

The base card is Ivory Feltweave so it has a bit of texture to it.  All the other layers are from the Mica  Metallic line.  The dark brown layer is Bronze Mica Metallic.  The swirls are stamped on Aquamarine Mica Metallic.  The swirls are cut from Starburst Lichen Glimmer.  I wanted to add a little color that would pop so the yellow is Amber Mica Metallic

Lastly the sentiment is stamped on Coral Mica Metallic.

The little silver circles are called CANDI from Craft Work Cards.  The nice thing about these  are they just need a small piece of adhesive to bind to the card.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy 4th of july

All the red on this card is Wild Cherry Pop Tones.  I wanted my white to be shiny with some texture and the Vintage Silver Lustre definitely did the trick.  What would a 4th card be with out some more shimmer, so I used Blumarino Incadescent to bring attention to the middle.  The middle design was cut with a Cricut.
Hope this gives you some inspiration!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Simple Pleasures

This is sort of playful card and sort of fun to do.  The white part of this card is Solar White Classic Linen.  I took a stencil and spritzed it with water.  I then used water color crayons on it.  Once I got the colors I wanted on it I turned the stencil over onto the cardstock.  This made a wonderful base for finishing with some stamps.

The light pink layer is Pink Lemonade Pop Tones.  The blue accent layer  and the butterfly are Blue Ice Sorbet.

Have a great day.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Rose to say Hello

This is another card I did for Paper Temptress. 

I used a technique from Technique Junkies for this card.  It is called glossy outlines.  I stamped the flower in black and colored the image with Copic markers.  I then outlined the black lines with liquid pearls.

The base and the little banners are Cotton Candy Pop Tones.  I used  Pink Lemonade for the embossed layer.

I thought the main image would look good on Sweet Tooth Pop Tones.  The main image needed a mat to show it off so I used Jelly Bean Green Pop Tones.

This is a very easy technique and gives the main image a little pop.  Have a great day!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lavender ATC


This ATC is for a swap I am in.  We had to use a napkin and the color lavender.  I used glittery modge podge to apply the napkin to the lavender card stock.

The flower was cut with my cricut. 

Fun to try and you don't have to be as intimidated because the size is only 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sweet Ride


I made this card for a group I am in.  We were each sent multiples of the wagon image.  There are 6 of us participating.  The idea is to see what everyone comes up with.  I had a tough time getting started, but the wheels finally started turning.

I have not used a cricut in a long time and now I just can't stop.  The flowers and the pots were cut on a cricut.  I did cut out the wagon by hand, but my next project is to see if I can cut a stamped image out on the cricut.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Birthday Card for Uncle Bob


This is a special card for a dear uncle.  All the paper is from Paper Temptress .  I am usually a stamper for my card posts.  Several of my friends have been cutting vinyl with their Cricut machines.  Well this craft hoarder had a Cricut she never uses.  So I decided to get it out and see what I could do.  The cartridge used is All Occasion Box Cards.  I know you can do this all on your own, but it was so easy to pick the paper and press the button and let it cut.
The base is Light Blue Basis.  The green layer is Limeade Pop Tones.   It seemed like Gold Basis would make the layers pop.  The tag on the front is Cotton Candy Basis and Teal Basis is the background and the clouds (I did apply some white ink to tone them down a little.)  The red plane and banner are Wild Cherry Pop Tones.
Will definitely be trying this again.  It does fold flat so that it can be mailed

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Glimmer Stencil


Hi everyone, this is Vickie.  Today for my post I used a technique called Stencil Punches from Technique Junkies.  For this technique you punch a shape from scrap cardstock and use it as a stencil.  You then actually punch more shapes and use them for the design of the card.
All the paper used is from Paper Temptress.  The base for this card is Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  All the rest of the cardstock comes from the glimmer line.  The beautiful copper layer is Copper Ore Glimmer.  I used Beargrass Glimmer to do the stenciling on.  The highlighted  edge  is done with  Distress Vintage Photo.   The middles of the flowers was also  cut from the Beargrass  Glimmer.
The flowers are cut from Starburst Lichen Glimmer, and the leaves are cut from  Spring Larch Glimmer.  I also used a little bit of Broken China Distress on the flowers and Peeled Paint Distress on the leaves.
Hello was cut from the Copper Ore Glimmer
So there you have it.  Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Color Isolation


This is a card I made using a technique called color isolation.  The small flower in the background is the same flower used for the center of the quilt block.  The stamps and dies are all from Paper Trey Ink

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Birthday Butterflies


This is a birthday card for Aunt that is turning 80.  I wanted something really special.  This card was called a stand up joy fold. All the cardstock is from Paper Temptress.
The base of this card is Lagoon Mica Metallic.  The brown layer is also from the Mica Metallic line and is Bronze Mica Metallic.

Nearly all the rest of the card is Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  I love making my own designer paper.  I just recently bought a Misti stamp tool.  It is fantastic.  It lines everything up and if the image does not come out perfect, it is aligned so that you can restamp until it looks good.  I didn't really like these Cover-A-Card background stamps from Impression Obsession because I could never get a good stamped image.  Now I can use the Misti and keep reinking and stamping until it looks good.

The top cut out layer on the butterflies is  Yummy Iridescent vellum.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

To a classic


This is a card I made for the father of a guy I work with.  I saw something similar on Pinterest and used what I had.  I really love the look.  I got the airplane stamp from Stampin' Up during Celebration. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just for You

I was in the mood to use a few of the many tools in my stash.  I used some dies and some punches.  I just got the main sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up and wanted to use it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Colored Stone Silk

This is a technique from Technique Junkies.  I stamped on white tissue paper with black Momento ink.  Cut a piece of tissue paper bigger than needed.  The next step was to apply alcohol ink to felt and dap onto the tissue paper.  Apply three colors randomly.  Let the paper dry and then crumple the paper.  I  used stick glue to attach to cardstock.  Trim to the size of cardstock and layer as you like. 
I added the sentiment and butterfly to finish things off,

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Wishes

Starting to plan a little ahead and get a few Easter cards made.  The base for this car is Neenah Solar White.
The second layer is Laser Silver Lustre and is shimmery and has a stripe to it.
The shiny dark pink.. layers used to accent the main image and as a background layer is Azalea Mica Metallic.  I also used the Neenah Solar White to make the lacy look.
The main image was stamped on Cotton Candy Pop Tones.
I wanted to include one more picture to show the shimmer in the cardstock.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Candy chicks


These are little chicks I made for mom to give out at the nursing home.  It is pretty simple because I was going to make 40. 

The yellow base is 2 x 5 1/2 inches.  I used a Scalloped Tag Topper punch on both ends. 
Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8 inches

I cut a 1 3/4 inch circle in half.  Highlight edges with orange on wings and body of chick.  Attach wings on the backside of the front. 

Tag is 4 1/4 x 3/4 inch.  Scored at 7/8,1 1/8,3 1/8 and 3 3/8.  Fold on score lines and make the middle pop up.  I glued the tag to the chick so that it stuck up a little bit.

I put the eyes and beak on.  Insert a piece of small flat candy and tie it shut.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

There goes the Easter Bunny

This is the Easter card that I made for a dear uncle.  I thought he would find it humorous.  Thank Pinterest for some inspiration.  All the paper is from Paper Temptress.
The base and all the white are Neenah Solar White.  The tail I punched out and then covered it with stickles.  The background in Pop Tones Gumdrop green.  The pink on the feet is also from the Pop Tones collection and is Cotton Candy Pop Tones. The piece that looks like the rabbit hole is Black Basis
The ribbon that I used on this card also came from Paper Temptress.   It is 3/8 reversible Satin Ribbon  with stitches.  I love the two tone because depending how you tie your bow or knot, both colors can show.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Textured Background

This is a technique from Technique Junkies.  I have looked numerous times but cannot find the name.
I took an embossing folder and applied three distress stains to it.  I spritzed it with water and inserted my paper and embossed it in my Big Shot.  I then highlighted the raised area with Antique Linen Distress Ink. 
I embossed the main image and added sentiment.  I layered the main image on a dark brown layer.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Flowers for your Birthday


The base for this card is Amethyst Mica/Metallic.  It is beautiful because it has some sheen to it.
The dark purple layer is Basis Dark Purple. The main image was stamped on Cryogen White.  This layer also has a sheen look to it.  The flowers are from a stamp from Stampin' Up called Lotus Blossom.  I love this set because I was able to do the flower in layers.  That made it possible to make the flower tri-colored.
 The butterfly flat layer is Coral Mica/ Metallic.  The top layer is Royal Mauve Classic Linen.   I added pearls for accent.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Winter Birthday


This is a tree stamp from Stampin' Up that I had in my stash.  Again the idea developed from ideas I saw on pinterest.   It is always fun to change things up and use what you have and see what comes out.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Birthday flowers


This is another birthday card I made recently.  I fell in love with all the layers.  All the stamps and the die are from Stampin' Up.  I have all these beautiful flower stamps and flowers and love the way they can all layer together.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lacy Birthday Card


This is a birthday card for my Mother- In- Law.  I am a real lover of Pinterest and I saw something similar only the large background was different.  I had this beautiful doily stamp and thought it would be perfect. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Balloons

This is a birthday card for my niece.  All the paper is from Paper Temptress.
The card base is Heavenly White.  The first layer looks a little odd in the picture, but it is actually Silver Metallic Glossy.  I stamped on it with die ink. I did try and heat set it.  Quite frankly some stayed on and others came off.  I do like the Reflective look though.
The balloons are Banana Split Pop Tones, Gumdrop Green Pop Tones and Razzleberry Pop Tones.  I love the Pop tones line because there are so many beautiful colors.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Faux Felt

I was looking for a different look for my post.  This is a technique I found in my Technique Junkies Newsletters called Faux Felt.  You take the cardstock and run it through a paper crimper multiple times in different directions. This breaks down the fibers . Once you have done that multiple times you start at one corner and separate the top and bottom layers apart.  Use the inside portion as the part that will be showing.  It makes a rough look like felt.  The good thing about Paper Temptress paper is that is so nice and thick.
The base for this card  and the sentiment is Neenah Super Smooth Ivory.  I  used a Hambly Overly backed with Green Basis for the next layer.  The background for the tree is Green Basis, the tree is Brown Basis, the top of the tree is Olive Basis and the sun is Gold Basis.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happpy Valentine Day Duck

This is my post for Paper Temptress today. The card is  for a dear uncle.  I put a wobbler under the main image so that when you touch it giggles back and forth.

The base for this card is Heavenly White Ultrasmooth.  I used a scrap of pink which is Rose Quartz Mica Metallic for the backing for the main piece.  The beautiful red layer is Jupiter Mica Metallic.  Both of these have a beautiful shimmer to them.  The main image is stamped on Cryogen White.

The stamp I used is from Great Impressions.