Thursday, June 25, 2015

Father's Day Pegboard Card

Hey I'm sharing the card that I made for my husband for Father's Day.  My husband is one of those guys who can fix anything, which is probably a good thing since I tend to break a lot of things!  

Here's what I created for him:

The base of this card is from the Silhouette Online Store.  I decided that rather than cut out the tiny tools that went with the card cutfile, I would use my stamps to create the tools.  I used the "Totally Tool" stamp set by Stampin' UP! and colored those tools using my Copics.  I then fussy cut around each one, and adhered them to the pegboard with dimensional foam dots.  The lettering was in the original cut file, but rather than use paper (which I figured would tear), I used some vinyl and it worked like a charm.  Don't forget that vinyl sticks to paper and can make your life a lot easier, especially with scripty greetings!  Oh...and on the pegboard, I used a lot of chalk ink to make it look more realistic.

I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Serene Silhouettes Card

Hey everyone...boy is it ever hot and humid in my corner of the world.  I hate when I walk outside and my glasses fog up.  I guess on the bright side, staying inside to stamp is a good way to beat the heat.  In my last post, I mentioned that I had done a bit of an assembly line of sorts in making four cards.  I'm using a different stamp on each card, rather than making them all truly identical.  This is the second version:

The tree stamp is from Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' UP! and the greeting is by PTI Mega Mixed Messages.  I used some small Prima flowers and brads to add some embellishments to this card.  The rest of the materials and directions are identical to my previous card that I shared.

I really like this one!  Maybe even more than the first one.  

Have a great day, hope you are being creative!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

What would I do without you?

Hey everyone!  Often when I make cards, I will make 4 or 6 at a time.  It is a nice way to build up a supply to send out, but not to many that I get bored in the process.  Today's card is one of those "production line" types of cards.  But instead of using the same stamped image for all four cards, I am challenging myself to use a different stamp on each card.  So here's the first one...the other three will follow in posts to come.  

Check it out:

Materials used:
Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist & Purple sheet by Coredinations
Patterned paper: DCWV Summer Dreams Stack
Stamp: GinaK Friends are Forever
Pearls (Colored with Copics to match card)
Die Cuts: Silhouette Online Store

You thought I used a punch for that border, right?  Nope...I have no space for tons of punches, so what I like to do is use a chunk of a border cut with my Silhouette and weld a rectangle to it, creating a mat with a bordered bottom.  Easy peasy, no storage issues, and I get a lot of variety to choose from!

Hope you are having a creative day!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Soccer birthday card

Hey everyone...I have found my way into my craft room today!  I'm super excited, but in all reality, I probably should have picked it up before I started in on creating a card.  My room is getting a bit deep with clutter.  My son is headed to a friend's house for his birthday this weekend and asked me to make him a card.  I love that my 11 year old thinks my cards are cool enough to give to his friend!  The birthday boy plays soccer, so that's the theme we went with.  

Check it out:

Materials used:

Old Olive SU Cardstock
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Oliver
Stamp: PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: SU Old Olive
Other: Brads.  Really, really old brads.
Cuts from Silhouette Online Store

This was a simple card to put together, but let's face it...11 year old boys do not want bows, or glitter or well...much in terms of crafty stuff, so simple is where I left it.  

Have a super day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

French Foliage Sympathy Card

Hey everyone....our summer sure has gotten off to a busy start!  We've been busy with a couple of camps, hosting a competitive cycling event and just unwinding from the pace of school.  I really haven't felt very crafty lately, so when I did have a little break--I turned to THIS Pinterest find for inspiration.   Here is my take on it, using supplies found in my craft room (no shopping allowed!):

Supplies used:
Kraft cardstock: PTI
Cranberry cardstock: SU 
Ink: SU (I had to "stamp off" to get a lighter shade of tan)
Background stamps: Fall Foliage by SU
Sentiment Stamp: Mega Mixed Messages by PTI
Die cut: Silhouette Online Store
Misc: Pearls, in two sizes.

The original card is really stunning, but I like my take on it, too.  This layout and design is likely to make a few more appearances, as I was very happy with the result.  And happy that I didn't open my wallet to make it happen!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Father's Day Airplane Card

Hey's my Design Team day over at She's a Sassy Lady.  I've got a fun card to share today, it's a Father's Day card:

This one is for my Father In Law.  He's a big aviation enthusiast and I thought he'd like this card a lot.  The airplane cut is from the Silhouette Online Store.  It didn't come with a shadow cut, so I made my own by "assembling" the plane on my screen, then just creating a shadow.  It worked perfectly and gave more "bulk" to the plane.  I used a brad to hold the propeller down.  Notice the window?  I used Glossy Accents to make it look like it is a shiny piece of glass.  

The white piece of embossed paper has Liquid Pearls in the middle of each embossed swirl.  I just love when I can use this technique.  It sure adds some fun pizazz to a card.

And the best part of this card...all scraps!  I didn't cut into a single sheet of full sized paper to make this.  That makes me so happy!

Have a super day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The last of the admin cards...

Hey everyone...feeling a little embarrassed that I failed to post the last of the four thank you cards I made for my husband's admins.  Or if I did, I forgot to remove it from my "pending" folder on my laptop. it is:

 I really love the red and grey.

And here's all four of them.

The card layout was from the Silhouette Online Store.  The stamped image was by My Craft Spot.  Now to start getting ideas in mind for admin day 2016!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pick a Petal...a set of four cards

Hey you all remember the Stampin' UP! set called Pick a Petal?  I resisted buying it for the longest time, then finally caved and bought it.  It was one of the last wood mounted sets I got, if I remember right.  I use it every now and then, but not near enough.  Isn't that true about a lot of craft supplies?  I pulled out some SU polka dotted paper in four colors, grabbed Pick a Petal and went to work.

I will admit these look a LOT better in person than they do in these pictures.  

The sentiments are by the now closed SP&Company.  Gosh I miss her stamps.  I colored the flowers very roughly with my Copics.  Roughly?  Meaning I didn't stay in the lines....on purpose.  I wanted it to have a bit of a water color feel to it.  I added Stickles to the center of each flower.  Nothing fancy, but when the four of them are lined up, they sure do look cute.  And yes, there are two different blues.  One is turquoise and the other is more of a truer blue than what the picture shows.  At one point I could have told you the official SU name, but too many days have passed since I knew that stuff off the top of my head.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'd love to know which color is your favorite!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Wishing you a speedy recovery...

Hey everyone....and happy Friday to you!  A couple of days, my super awesome tech support guy (that would be Mr. Sonya's Paper Trail) was doing some updates to my laptop.  I needed to entertain myself and was feeling crafty, but without access to my computer was going to have to go a bit "old school".  I picked out a piece of chipboard and went to work on this card:

Pretty cool for "old school", right?

Supplies used:
Card Stock by SU
Patterned paper scrap by MME
Ribbon scrap that has to be 10 years old
Die cut shape: Cricut Pagoda
Chipboard...also a decade old or so from Joann's $1 bin
The new-ish item--Candi Dots that I colored with my Copics to match the flower petals

I'm happy with my everything-old-is-new-again card!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Hey all know how much I love Paris, right?  I put this Eiffel Tower stamp to good use every chance I get.  I needed a "thank you" note for a friend who is also a huge fan of all things Paris, so this is the card I made for her:

I used my Cameo to cut out the medallion shape out of patterned paper.  I stamped on it, then used my Copics to color in the tower.   The rustic MME paper is perfect for this card.  I used up some scraps and a couple of pieces that I wasn't sure how to put to use.  Guess I was in the right frame of mind, because it all came together like I had envisioned! 

I seem to be making more cards intended for a specific recipient these days.  I'm enjoying that...though I probably need to evaluate what I have on hand for those "unexpected" occasions. 

What's on your workspace today?