A cute and simple card appropriate for Valentine's Day or any other day you just want to let someone know they're special!
I used one of the sentiments from The Project Bin's "In My Heart" set for this card. I used a panel of Distress Ink'd cardstock and layered up to the top panel where I added more of the yellow-orange color to so it would help pull some of the Distress color up.
A cute and simple card appropriate for Valentine's Day or any other day you just want to let someone know they're special!
Another card using The Project Bin's "Wise Women" set. I like the ink color against the pink, brown, and cherry florals of the paper.
I cut the frame from some paper you've probably seen before (LOL) and stamped the sentiment on vellum
...makes me crazy. I can't get into coloring them. And I'm allergic. But that doesn't mean I dislike GETTING flowers. I just don't want to have to get them for myself.
Did I mention I don't like Valentine's Day. Uh, yeah!
I used the "I'd Pick You" set from Skipping Stones Design. I like the doubled perforation on this card. I think it finished things off nicely.
It's a keeper!
I used a sentiment from one of my favorite sets, "Feline Good," from The Project Bin for this card. I have a couple cat people in my life who'll like this for Valentine's Day!
So, we've got some die cutting, faux dashed lines, Glossy Accents, diamond glitter, and ribbon. Oh, yeah, and those super cute cats! Love at first meow!
My card du jour comes courtesy of Skipping Stones Design "Funderwear" set. I colored my images with Copic markers and fussy cut the bra and panties.
I have a secret to share, though. Matching bras and panties? Nope. I've gone commando since I was in high school.
But I can appreciate the sentiment!
Sigh. I like it....and I already have a recipient for it! Ain't it pertty? I used The Project Bin's "Wise Women" set to make this large-opening peek-a-boo card.
I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock that complemented the outer and inner cardstocks. I also mounted it on a small piece of white to pull some of the white inside the card. I heat embossed the sentiment with copper powder that kind of reads rose-gold to me.
And then I got sixty-four kinds of stupid and decided to create some rolled flowers fpor embellishement.. Good thing I had Season 2 of "Poldark" to finish 'cause those babies took some TIME. (Not to mention that I lost them three times on the overloaded craft table. Ugh!)
I sponged then Wink of Stella'd each of the flowers and added a few small sections of ribbon to stand in for leaves. It didn't look finished to me, so I added my papercrafter's version of tatting to add more white.
The inside is lined with the wood planking paper you see under the card. There's room for the note to the recipient under the sentiment.
Thumbs up for this little baby!
Anything from Mother Theresa works on a card! I used a sentiment from The Project Bin's "Wise Women" for this card. I used Glossy Accents on the word "smile," and added my patented tatting around the outside edge with a white gel pen. The sentiment was cut out of the cardstock, stamped with the greeting, and then mounted onto a brown panel just a smidge wider than the sentiment before putting the whole thing back in the spot it came from, (See how the bird's head goes with the body there on the right side!)
Today, The Project Bin's Design Team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, owner and designer of The Project Bin stamp sets by having a blog hop. The blog list is below and notice you finish at The Project Bin blog where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday!
Kelly McKown- Santi
Kelly Clark YOU ARE HERE!
Dawn Mercedes Barrett
The Project Bin
My card features a little sentiment from Born Yesterday. It's old-fashioned and straight-forward; perfectly paired with butterflies. Happy birthday, Denise!
I fussy cut a matching butterfly, mounted it to the same butterfly on the card by putting some mounting tape on the thorax - thank you, high school biology! - and tucked some Glossy Accents under the wing close to the thorax to create a ledge for the wings to rest on. I finished the butterfly off by smothering the wings in Wink of Stella.
Next on this hit parade of birthday greetings is Dawn Mercedes Barrett. When you've finished the hop at The Project Bin blog, stop to leave a little birthday love for Denise!
Have an incredible day!
There's just some things in the stamping world I don't do because it's not a natural fit for me. Mixed media is one of those things. (I'm sure I can learn how to do it, I've just never sat down and watched 30-40 YouTube videos to get the fundamentals!)
The beautiful bird and sheet music pieces are from Skipping Stones Design's "Heartsong," which should be back in the store soon.
So this mess is what passes for mixed media for me. I need to scrape off the embossing powder residue that got on the sentiment, but I don't think there's more that I could do to change the bloody thing for the better!
Or maybe it actually looks good. I'm not sure. This would be a "going straight to Grandma card" if I still had a grandma to send it too. She'd love it if even if it is a mess.
Miss her. . .
A really useful and fun project here to celebrate the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop!
Everyone needs quick gifts this time of year, and the Coffee #2 is perfect for this cute little "pop-up" gift card holder. I used this tutorial from Sandy Allnock to make this little gem. (Make sure you pay attention to the part where she talks about where to put the adhesive for the little spot the gift card fits into. I botched that baby TWICE!)
A couple of things I did to give this gift card holder a little more pizzazz were making the cup out of patterned paper and making a belly band to add just a little more interest.
Super easy...I'm sure you and your kids could know a bundle out 'cause once you make one, it's easy to assembly line a bunch!
This Skipping stones Design set, Coffee #2, is such fun!
You'd think I was a coffee drinker or something! No, I have an ongoing date with the Earl. Straight up. And I'm from the PNW, which makes me a troublemaker. (As if I can't get into trouble WITHOUT the Earl!)
I liked the idea of a stack of cups from a group of gals, just sitting around and chatting about life. And how much it SUCKS to date when you're over 36. (For me it was even earlier. What the heck?) And after three or four hours, only the cups remain as witness to the discussion.
These cups are from Skipping Stones Design's "Coffee Vol #2," which comes with a lot of fun sentiments and a to-go cup of coffee. Not literally, which I'm sure is something you crazy coffee drinkers could go for!
I fussy cut the three cups and added slits to the bottom two cups so they nestle into each other. I colored them so they looked like part of a set but not identical and Glossy Accented the floral embellishments. I think a better sentiment for this card might be "Miss you a latte!" because of the girlfriend factor.
Still, a very adaptable set from Skipping Stones Designs!
'Tis the season . . . to make some incredible cards for friends and family!
If you're hopping along with us today, you just left Nancy's blog. If you have lost your place and want to start over at the beginning of the hop, here's the CardMaker link!
My card, below, uses an acetate base. I have a bajillion of these since I've been in the education biz for quite some time. You can purchase transparencies (acetate sheets) from most office supply stores - or teacher supply stores for that matter - but you'll want to pay attention to the thickness. If your transparency is too thin, it won't stand up with cardstock and embellishments weighing it down.
First, I cut my acetate to 5" x 10" and creased it heavily into the top-folded card shape. Next, I cut out a 4 1/2" x 9" from my decorative cardstock and folded it in half. I used double-sided adhesive to attach it inside the acetate. Any personalized message will go inside the top-folded cardstock. I did not add any additional cardstock on the back of the acetate to cover the adhesive, but you can certainly do that if you don't like the look of the adhesive.
Next, I created a belly band out of more decorative paper, making the strip long enough to wrap around the card and overlap at least an inch. Your main image, in this case, the sentiment, will cover the area of the overlap.
Finally, I used my MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment in red. I stamped the image three times to get a really vivid image. I mounted it on a pieces of white cardstock cut about 1/16" larger than the sentiment panel and adhered the whole piece to the belly band.
I thank you so much for stopping by today. Your next step in the hop is Teresa blog! Whatever aspect of the holiday season you observe, I hope it is everything you want it to be this year!
Oh, and one more thing, Cardmaker Magazine is offering an incredible holiday giveaway with over S$2,300 in prizes! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER1 (YES, I'M SHOUTING!)
Pizza? Excellent choice, Club Scrap! How fun is this kit? I love the pizza stamp so much!
If you just left Wendy's blog, you are in the right place. If you just wandered over and you want to go back to see everyone's work, head back to Club Scrap for the full list!
The card below uses one of the fun prints from the "Trattoria" kit as well as an image and sentiment from one of the cut-aparts. For embellishments, I used one of the tiny bows from kit and doodled a wonky border around the outside edge.
I think this card would be a perfect as a dinner pa.rty thank you. That little white bow is simply adorable.
The card below, was really hard to photograph by myself. Where is an assistant when ya need one?
For the card front, I used papers from the kit and added a fussy cut pizza from one of the papers in the kit. Inside, I stamped and colored images.
This card folds flat for mailing - how cool is that! I used this tutorial to make it and it was darned easy.
To end on a high note, I made the wiper card below. Using the digital kit, I separated the main sentiment and the snarky remark so I could pull off the little extra zinger on the pop-up. I used this tutorial to make it, and it turned out awesome! Fits in a standard A2 envelope and probably requires a little note for the recipient on how to make it work.
And, a few pizza jokes to close out the last blog hop for Club Scrap. It has been a true pleasure to work with the superb kits I received, and I will definitely sneak back to the website for an occasional fix!
Want to hear a joke about pizza? Never mind, it's too cheesy.
What does an aardvark like on its pizza? Ant-chovies.
Next up on the pizza buffet is Lisa. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon!
Howdy, Neighbor! I'm here today to bring you some really cool cards made by combining at least three different elements from Club Scrap kits. If you just left Lisa's blog, you are in the right place. If you just wandered over and you want to go back to see everyone's work, head back to Club Scrap for the full list!
The gatefold card below uses a sentiment from Club Scrap's 2016 digital holiday kit, "Christmas Thyme." No color printer was available for me to use, so I printed it in grayscale and added silver ink onto the background cardstock to balance it out.
I used green cardstock from the "Scandinavia" kit for the sides and the belly band. I also used red cardstock from the "Trattoria" kit. I used a white gel pen to add some white to the panels, as well as black and silver ink that I sponged on through the three holes punched in the stencil that came with the "Trattoria" kit.
Ooh, a masculine card! I like it! I made the card using acetate so there is an open window - kind of like a peek-a-boo card but sooooo much cooler! I used two papers from "Color Me Happy" - the blue and the background. The tread stamp and the sentiment are both from the "Creative License" kit. Doesn't the shimmer on the "Amazing" sentiment look fantastic? Inside the card, I used the teal cardstock from the "Scandinavia" kit to cover the adhesive used for the acetate layer. I love this card!
Now this little baby, THIS card, it just doesn't photograph well at all. In fact, it's so incredible, my mom has already called "Dibs!" on it! For the main image, I used one of the cut-aparts from the "Garden Shed" kit. (Perhaps my favorite kit from the past year!)
That's it for me today. Next on the hop is Wendy. So glad you dropped by, and I hope to see you in just a few short days for the "Trattoria" hop!
I've been dying to use the crackle stamp from the "Delft" kit, and this green triptych cut-apart from the "Trattoria" kit is perfect for it! I clipped them out individually, stamped each with the crackle stamp, and Glossy Accented them. I mounted the pieces on some of the brown cardstock that comes with the kit and added them to the card over a small red panel. I used an art air tool to splatter the areas around the triptych. SImple, Elegant.
This card is being submitted to Sugar Pea Designs "Mix It Up" challenge #37.
O. M. G. It was actually snowing in the PNW already. Nothing stuck - it was just wet clots - but it feels like Fall is waning.
This is definitely a Fall owl, though! I paired it up with a thank you sentiment. This is going to the Office Manager at work. I'm sure she swears at me all the time when I'm not around, but she remains kind and patient in my presence.
The owl is from Bugaboo Stamps. One of the reasons I like these stamps is because of the thicker lines which is helpful for those of us who still have our coloring training wheels on!
Now, get your behind in gear and join ChalknStock's latest challenge!
Thank you's and birthdays - they just creep up on ya, right? This card, while clean and simple (CAS), has a lot of elements. The sentiment is from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set. I used a die to create the frame, a butterfly punch-out, and a white gel pen to add a little more "gorgeous" to the card.
The Project Bin also has several Christmas sets, and since the holiday is no longer sneaking up on us but is running at us full tilt, you should head over to the the website and get your holiday cardmaking on!
...and the greens and the golds! I made the paper with Distress Oxides and just loved the effects. I added a birthday sentiment from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set and mounted it on a circle of light green glitter paper. I threw some sequins on and called it a day.
Don't ya just love how the sentiment works for the recipient AND the paper?!
Seriously, is there anything not improved by the presence of pizza? I think not, which is why I really like the new kit, "Trattoria", from Club Scrap!
This card includes a bookmark on the left. Rather than simply score the left side of the gatefold card, I used a perforating blade so the recipient just needs to crease and tear along the perforated line or use a pair of scissors to separate the bookmark from the rest of the card. It's a two-fer!
So, what did the boss say to his pizza during their meeting?
There's mushroom for improvement.
That's right, people, I've got a joke for every cheese-filled post this month. You're welcome!
"Crease and cut, stamp and trim,
design it just your way;
Oh, what fun it is to try a fun fold Christmas card -- yay!"
I don't celebrate Christmas, but I like the papers and th.e stamps and the sentiments. Oh, and the music! I especially this sentiment from The Project Bin's "Maybe Christmas!"
I modified this tutorial to make my card. I love the sentiment, and it really rocks out the all-important slider!
Head over to The Project Bin to get your hands on this terrific set!
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