Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas: Holiday Knit





I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Knit dies.  I absolutely love how this card turned out!

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Pear Pizzaz
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Bravo Burgundy
Very Vanilla
Early Espresso


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas: Card in a Box

Aaron made this fun Christmas Card in a Box.  She used Cherry Cobbler for the base and White Craft ink and white embossing powder (to look like snow.)

She used many different stamp sets, but the Snow Much Fun set was used for the largest stamps.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Money Holder




Easy money holder that can be use for any occasion.  The paper is 7" by 9 1/4".  I also made some in white card stock, but I forgot to get a picture before I gave them away. 

Along the 9 1/4" side, score at 3" and 6 1/4".

Make a mark 1" from the score line at 6 1/4". 

Turn the paper over and mark 1" from the edge. 

Cut along the diagonal connecting the 1" marks.  See the diagram for the template.  I used sticky tape to adhere the sides. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas: Snowflake Star Bags






I made four of the bags using the Gift Bag punch board, each bag having a different snowflake theme.  I got the idea from France Martin

The paper is 7" by 11".  The video in the above link does a better job describing the process with the gift bag punch board.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Christmas: Gift Card Holder





Aaron and I are getting ready for another Christmas Bazaar, so we have a Christmas theme. 

These are cut from 4"x6" card stock.  Along the 6" side, score at 1.5" and 4.25".  Along the 4" side, score at .5".  I used sticky tape to hold it together.

Colors:
Lucky Limeade
Real Red
White

Stamps:
Mini Tags from ODBD

Other:
Embossing folder
Baker's Twing
Punches

Sympathy: Four Feathers with Reverse Image


I created the scene with Lovely as a Tree set.  You can't tell from the picture, but there is a blue sky and green grass.

Colors:
Lost Lagoon
Early Espresso
Soft Sky
Mossy Meadow

Stamps:
Four Feathers
Lovely as a Tree
ODBD Mini Tags

Other:
Twine
Button
Feather dies
Embossing folder

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thinking of You: Get Well Butterfly with Timeless Texture


Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride make a soft, subtle card.  It is one of my favorite color combinations.

Colors:
Crumb Cake
Blushing Bride
White

Stamps:
Gorgeous Grunge
Timeless Textures
Wetlands

Other:
Vellum
Butterfly die
Pearls

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Get Well: You've Got Me for Breast Cancer


The inside of the card uses the coordinating stamp "You've Got Me!"

Colors:
Blushing Bride
White

Stamps:
You've Got This

Other:
Embossing folder
Ribbon
Brad
Punches
Pearls

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Christmas: Happy Christmas with Festive Flurry


Layers of snowflakes in Real Red.  Quick and easy.

Colors:
Real Red
White

Stamps:
Festive Flurry
More Merry Messages

Other:
Festive Flurry dies
Corner Punch
Pearls

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Birthday: iPhone with Chats


My grandson is 12!  Holy buckets, where did the time go.  Making cards for tweens and teenagers is a difficult task.  This card is just perfect!

I had seen a picture of a similar card a couple of years ago.  I do not remember who make the card, so I can't credit them.

Colors:
Bermuda Bay
Basic Black
White

Stamps:
Just Sayin'
@SoSocial

Others:
Punches
Word Bubble dies

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rainbow Jars of Love: Empty Without You


The Jar of Love set has so many different uses.  I did not use the coordinating dies, but I certainly will.

Colors:
So Saffron
Pistachio Pudding
Soft Sky
Wisteria Wonder
Crisp Cantaloupe
Black Staz On
White

Stamps:
Jar of Love
Work of Art

Other:
Ribbon
Button
Baker's Twine


Friday, September 23, 2016

Sympathy: Floral Border Punch in Green

I love the elegant simplicity of this card.  I used the floral border punch for a pink sympathy card a while back.  I tried the same pattern with a green this time.

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
ODBD Little Tags

Other:
Floral Border punch
Ribbon
Baker's Twine
ODBD dies for Little Tags

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Birthday: Mustache with You Da Man



A fun card.  I have had all of the components that made this card for quite a while, but I have never used them.  I really like Lost Lagoon with Basic Black for a striking color combination.

Colors:
Lost Lagoon
Basic Black

Stamps:
Amazing Birthday
Well Worded

Other:
Mustache framelit die

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sympathy: Thinking of You with Thoughtful Branches


I have been playing with the new set Thoughtful Branches; it is a nice, versatile set.  I used a glimmery brown paper for the tree and matting layer.  You can't tell by the picture, but it really makes the tree pop!

Colors:
Early Espresso
Cherry Cobbler
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Thoughtful Branches
Perfect Pairs
Madison Avenue (for envelope)

Other:
Beautiful Branches dies

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Altered CD Case into Photo Album




Kahlan will be my fourth grandchild; she is expected at the end of September.  That is why there are no pictures in the album.  For more information on paper sizes, click here.

Colors:
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red

Stamps:
Bundle of Joy
Sugar and Spice
That's the Ticket
Bundled Baby
Alphabet Letters by Hero Arts



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sympathy: Awesomely Artistic

Colors:
Pistachio Pudding
Mossy Meadow

Stamps:
Awesomely Artistic
Love and Sympathy

Other:
Pearls

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cup of Cheer: Take Life One Cup at a Time


Even though this looks like a one layer card, I put one 4.25 x 5.5 layer on the card base; I prefer a stiffer card.  The stamps A cup of cheer and Take Life One Cup at a Time are clear stamps; I do not know the manufacturer because I found them at a garage sale.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla


Stamps:
Perfect Blend
Coffee clear stamps
Sandpaper background


Friday, August 12, 2016

Birthday: Botanicals, Dragonflies, and Circles. Oh, My!


Colors:
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Mossy Meadow
Night of Navy

Stamps:
SU Happy Birthday
Awesomely Artistic
Botanical Blooms

Other:
Sliding Star die
Botanical Builder dies
Leaf punch
Dragonfly die from Dies by Dave

Baby: Zoo Babies in a Box for Kahlan


This card is for the shower for my fourth grandchild, Kahlan.  Life is good.

Colors:
Pink Pirouette
Regal Rose
White

Stamps:
Zoo Babies
Bundled Babies
That's the Ticket

Other:
3D Box Die from Neat and Tangled
Zoo Babies dies from Dies by Dave
Heart Punch
Dotted Swiss embossing folder

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Birthday: Sunburst Thinlet Die

Aaron made this card based on a design from her scrapbook club by Sue Begger.  She traded the original designer paper for a solid color.

Colors:
Pink Pirouette
Melon Mambo
Black
Silver Glitter

Stamps:
1998 SU set -- I do not know the name of the set
Sandpaper background

Other:
Sunburst Thinlet die
Punches
Pearls

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Back Pack Name Plate


My grandson, Jakob, is starting kindergarten this fall.  He needed to put his name on a backpack.  We found a bag with a clear pocket, which I was able to create his name plate.

Colors:
Lost Lagoon
White

Stamps:
Letter It
Dinoroar

Other:
Punch 1 1/4"

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thank You: Slider Card with Honey Bee and Hive


I love the new Stampin' Up!  slider card bundle.  I used pennies rather than washers; the Sliding Star dies are a perfect fit! Even though it looks difficult, it was fairly quick and easy.

Colors:
Wild Wasabi
Hello Honey
Black
Basic Grey

Stamps:
Shooting Star

Other:
Sliding Star dies
Hexagon embossing folder
Pennies on dimensionals


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Birthday: Celebrate with a Butterfly


Colors:
Bravo Burgundy
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Words by Paper Studio

Other:
Darice Crackle embossing folder
Tulip Frame embossing folder
Butterfly Thinlit Dies
Banner punch
Ribbon
Pearls

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Birthday with Mosaic Moments: Landscape


The 4"x6" Mosaic Moments die is becoming one of my favorites!  Instead of using 4 squares by 6 squares, I used 3 squares by 4 squares, which gives me room for the frames and a sentiment. 

Colors:
Certainly Celery
Very Vanilla
Night of Navy

Stamps:
Happy Birthday from Stampin' Up! from 2005

Other:
4"x6" Mosaic Moments die
Pearls

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas: Window Frame on Brick Wall with Wreath and Candle


This card used many different components, but I like the outcome.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Mossy Meadow
Real Red
White

Stamps:
Petite Pairs

Other:
Brick embossing folder
Brayer (Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake)
Falling Snow embossing folder
Swirly Bird die for the wreath
Grand Madison window die
ODBD Windowsill Candles die for candles and bow
Tiny flower punch
Red stick on gems
Oval punches for sentiment
Colored pencils for candles and greenery

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Mosaic Moments: Bison

I just bought the 4"x6" die from Mosaic Moments; it cuts a picture into 1" squares.  I love, love, love the mosaic pictures!

Colors:
Crumb Cake
Night of Navy

Other:
Mosaic Moments 4"x6" die
Bison/geyser picture



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sympathy: Floral Border Punch





I love the elegant simplicity of this card.  I don't use the floral border punch often enough.

Colors:
Wisteria Wonder
White

Stamps:
ODBD Little Tags

Other:
Floral Border punch
Ribbon
Baker's Twine
ODBD dies for Little Tags

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Birthday: Popcorn Shaker Card


I have had this stamp set with matching dies for a while now.  I love puns, so I loved this set.

Colors:
Real Red
So Saffron
White

Stamps:
Popcorn2Stamp from StampsofLife.com

Other:
Ribbon
Baker's twine
Button
Foam for shaker
Clear acetate
Popcorn

Friday, June 24, 2016

Birthday: Dinosaurs in a Box


Jakob had another birthday; he has always loved dinosaurs. 

Colors:
Real Red
Mossy Meadow
White

Stamps:
Dinoroar
No Bones About It

Other:
Dave's Die for Dinosaurs
Box Die from Neat and Tangled
Embossing folder

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Father's Day: Hexagons

I made three of these cards for the fathers (and single moms) in the family. 

Colors: 
Island Indigo
White

Stamps:
Happy Father's Day

Other:
Hexagon embossing folder
Hexagon punch
Designer paper
Cloud punch

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day: Petite Petals

I made four of these cards to celebrate the mothers in our family. 

Colors:
So Saffron
Crushed Curry
White

Stamps:
Petite Petals

Other:
Punch
Embossing folders
Oval framelits

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Baby: Zoo Babies in a Box






I like the card in a box design, but this card is quicker - and more traditional for the recipients.  I absolutely love how this card turned out!  This card is for my son's friend, Chris; Chris and Kaitlyn just gave birth to Ellie.  My son's daughter is Ella.  Interesting they both chose such similar names.

Stamps:
Zoo Babies
Bundled Babies
That's the Ticket
Polka Dot Punches

Colors:
Regal Red
White

Other:
Zoo Babies dies by Dies by Dave
Box Die by Neat and Tangled
Heart punch
Dotted Swiss embossing folder

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Birthday: Cogs with Motorcycle in Red

Aaron made this card for a coworker.  It is the same card, but different colors,  as the card I made last week.

This card is a hodgepodge of old and new.  The motorcycle and sentiments are very old stamps.  The cogs were punched from the cog punch.  The metal cogs are from Tim Holtz.  The stamped cogs are from an Our Daily Bread Designs.  Real Red and Black are the colors.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Birthday: Happy Birthday with Cupcake and Fireworks


I ordered both of these dies from Dies by Dave.  Since they did not match any stamp set, I wasn't sure how to use them, but they created a quick and easy card.  Colors are Night of Navy and Soft Sky.  Lots of bling.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Birthday: Motorcycle with Cogs


This card is a hodgepodge of old and new.  The motorcycle and sentiments are very old stamps.  The cogs were punched from the cog punch.  The metal cogs are from Tim Holtz.  The stamped cogs are from an Our Daily Bread Designs.  Night of Navy and Soft Sky are the colors.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

All Occasion Bookmark with Corner Die


Another bookmark card.  I have had the corner die for a couple of years, but had not used it.  I guess in my mind, I hadn't figured out how to use it.  But with the new tools for intricate dies, I knew this would work.

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Pear Pizzaz
Old Olive
White

Stamps:
Bookmark from ODBD
Timeless Textures (I love this set!)
Gorgeous Grunge

Other:
Embossing folder
Corner die from ODBD
Ribbon

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Birthday: Cascading Botanical and Butterfly


 I love the cascading style of card.  The base is 8" x 12", scored on the 12" side at 2", 4", 8", and 10".  At 6", lightly score just for measurement purposes; do not fold the 6" score line.

On the 8" sides, lightly mark with a pencil at 5 1/2" on one side and 2 1/2" on the other side.  Make a cut diagonally from those two marks.  The two pieces from that cut will be equal in size.

On both of the pieces, mark the half-way spot on each side.  That is 2 3/4" on the 5 1/2" side and 1 1/4" on the 1 1/2" side.  Take your ruler and connect the two marks on the end, but do not draw a line.  Lightly mark the intersection of the ruler and the 2" score line, the 6" guide, and the 10" score line.

Since these two pieces will fit together, you will cut one on the top and one on the bottom, from the 12" edge to the marks on the 2", 6", and 10" score lines.  Then fit the pieces together.  Fold out the backs and fold the rest of the card together.  Gently pushing down should be enough to get the card flat.

I stamped the base, cut out flowers, foliage, and butterfly with dies and punches.  I used the Botanical Blooms for the center of the flowers.  The sentiment is from Wetlands.