Saturday, August 19, 2017

White Wedding Card


I used a combination of 3 different embossing folders to make this wedding card. The heart sentiment panel was die cut with a stitched heart nesting set of dies. I know it's hard to see them, but there are 2 of the tiniest die-cut hearts from the die set that I placed on the lower right also. I cut 4 strips of 1x3"  and embossed them with a  SU! Petal Burst SU! ef, placing them with just a tiny space between them. Above that I cut a narrow strip of white and embossed that with a SU! Fancy Fan ef, and on the very top I cut a strip of white and embossed that with a WeRMemoryKeepers next level Gemstone ef. I added some white satin ribbon in horizontal rows to separate the embossed panels, then placed the heart sentiment on top with foam dimensionals. I silver-embossed the SU! sentiment and added some pearls with my very old pearl pen and then added some Nuvo crystal gems to the tiny hearts on the bottom. I decided to emboss the envelope flap to match the card. If you click the picture, it should get larger so you can see the details.

I'm sharing this with the Double D "All White" challenge as well as the Dies R Us Challenge #79 which is "anything goes using dies."

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great weekend!

Carol

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thank You Card Two-fer


Today I have 2 quick and easy thank-you cards that were made with minimal effort. I took a piece of turquoise cardstock and die-cut a Kaisercraft Thank-you Sentiment at the top. Next I die cut the same sentiment in white and inlaid it on the turquoise. Next I took a die from a set of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mixed Media dies and cut the lower portion, placing it on a royal purple cardstock base. Done!


  For this card, I used the original thank-you die cut from turquoise and placed it on the purple card base. I die cut the upper corner with another die from the Mixed Media die set, placing some turquoise cardstock beneath it. Another one done! I think both of these would make some good masculine cards so I'm keeping them in my stash. I'm growing fond of this color combo too :)

I'm sharing these with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to add a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Carol

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Just Breathe


The Words 2 Craft By Challenge W3CB #44 is "vacation" and I have a card that would represent a great vacation for me - sitting by the water where it's cool.

This card was made with all SU! products including the new In colors of lemon lime twist and tranquil tides along with some soft sky and garden green. The birds, water, and sea grass were done with a High Tide Stamp set, while the swirls in the sky were done with a SU! Work of Art set. The sentiment and chair were done with the Colorful Seasons stamp/die bundle. 

For those of you on vacation right now, I hope you're relaxing and enjoying the warmth of summer. Have a peaceful, relaxing day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Be Mine Valentine



Bugaboostamps.com generously shared this "Mousehearts" digital stamp with me because they're sponsoring this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #416. Here's our sketch for this week...


I printed the image and colored it with Copics - adding some glossy accents to the 3 hearts, then matted the image with black. The tiny hearts dsp is from SU! and those 2 little mice dies are from Gina Marie Designs. I heat embossed the SU! sentiment with white ep on a strip of red, and fussy cut it to fit beneath the image.
I make Valentines all year long for the Cards from the Heart Drive, so this is why you're seeing a Valentine in August :)

I hope you can find time to play along with this easy and fun sketch this week. You can find more inspiration by visiting my team members blogs right here:







Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your day is fabulous!

Carol

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Masculine Christmas


Here's a masculine Christmas card for those who like the great outdoors and hunting. I cut a Kaisercraft stag die in white and placed it on top of a printed plaid design, cutting the Wasabi card base and image panel with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. The sentiment is a peel-off sticker, and the 3 golden embellishments are Geo Sparkler stickers. Quick and easy but great for those men in your life.

I decided to make another one by inlaying the stag image instead of placing it on top...


This was done with a Smoky Slate card base and a red plaid design, adding silver Geo Sparklers along with a silver sentiment placed a bit lower on the plaid panel. When you inlay a die this way, you end up with a plaid stag image, so I made a matching tag to go along with the card...


I used a scalloped top tag punch by SU! for this, rounding the bottom corners with another punch. I'll add ribbon when it's time to use this set, and I have some beautiful grey chevron ribbon that will look great. For now, it stores nicely without the ribbon.

I'm sharing the first card with 


Also sharing with these challenges:




Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great weekend!

Carol

Friday, August 11, 2017

Have a BEE-utiful Day!


I downloaded this free digi clipart and printed several of them to make cards for  hospitalized children. I started with a daffodil card panel - embossing with a SU! hexagon ef. I embossed some random snippets of dsp in matching colors, fussy cut some and placed them inside some of the hexagon embossed areas for a little honeycomb interest. I used some large gingham ribbon along with a SNSS digital sentiment that was die-cut with SNSS ticket dies, and added 3 tiny hexagon negatives from a previous cutting and called this one done.

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon challenge #406 which is "bugs and slugs"

Here's a 2nd version made a little differently....


I used the same materials, except this one is on a Daffodil cardbase instead of black, and I used a Northwoods stamped sentiment. I also coated the bumble bee with glossy accents to give him a nice shine :)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a beautiful day too!

Carol

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hugs to You


Here's another card made for hospitalized children that makes use of an Inky Antic image and sentiment. If memory serves me correctly, the papers are from Lawn Fawn (they were snippets in my stash) and I used some red cardstock along with a little black & white twine bow. The image was colored with Copics and the sentiment was die-cut with a stitched square die and both were matted with black.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Wednesday challenge that has the theme "for a child" this week.

Thanks for checking in and have yourself a great Thursday!

Carol

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #415


Hello and welcome back for a new Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #415.
Here's this weeks' sketch and here's the card I made...


I pulled out a long overlooked Sizzix Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet {try saying that 3 times quickly!} and cut 2 of them from celery green cardstock. The black & white dsp is from an unknown paper pad and I used a Spellbinders set of scalloped and square dies to cut the white and dsp panels, cutting them in half and placing them diagonally in keeping with the sketch. The larger flowers were done with SU! Flower Shop stamps and heat-embossed with white ep on Calypso Coral cardstock, then cut with a matching SU! punch. The smaller flowers were done with a mini SU! flower punch. I used tiny white pearls inside the small flowers and black rhinestones in the larger flower centers. The sentiment is by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes and it was cut with a MFT labels die.

Please feel free to join us in this challenge and add a card to your stash. You can find lots of inspiration with my other DT members creations by clicking the links below:







Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Tuesday!

Carol

Monday, August 7, 2017

Thankful for You


Today I have a card that was created around some beautiful ribbon I've had in my stash for eons. I bought it because I loved it, but it's just too wide to make a pretty bow for cards because it adds too much bulk for mailing. I decided to tie a soft knot instead of a bow, and I'm happy that I was able to use some of it by doing this. 

My card began with a kraft cardbase and a piece of vanilla cardstock where I used a SU! doily background stamp and some Versacolor sand beige ink. Next I cut a SU! paper doily in half and glued that to the top of the card; adding the ribbon right over it. To make things flow toward the bottom, I cut a fancy flourish with a Cheery Lynn die from kraft, then punched 2 different sized vanilla flowers with a large Carl punch, and a small Punch a Bunch matching flower punch. I added some Kaiser self-adhesive pearls to the centers and randomly added dots of Nuvo clear glitter crystal drops around the flourish. I used some Ranger Mushroom ink to stamp the SNSS sentiment. 

I'm entering this card into the Double D Challenge which is "neutrals with texture." They've given us this pretty mood board to get us started:



Thanks for stopping by, and as the card says - I am thankful for you for taking the time to stop by and see what I've been creating :)
Have yourself a fantastic day and dance in the rain if you have to :)

Carol


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer Cards


I went digging into my snippets box to find bits of cardstock and dsp to make 2 summer-themed cards. I used an older wooden stamp set given to me by my DIL when I first began stamping. This card makes use of a snippet of Lawn Fawn plaid dsp, along with some SU! peekaboo peach cardstock. I die cut the large and small squares with a Gina Marie Designs stitched square die set and colored the images with Copics and glaze pens. The sentiment is from Unity.


Here's another one done with MFT snippets of green and yellow dsp along with some SU! pool party card stock snippets. All stamps are from the same wooden stamp set as the card above, and were cut with the same Gina Marie Designs stitched square dies.

I'm sharing these with the Dies R Us challenge #78 - summertime fun
(I was lucky enough to win this challenge last week, yay!)

and the Snippets Playground #293 and #294 - use snippets

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what's left of summer by getting out and taking in some warm sunshine!

Carol