Einstein wasn't just a genius when it came to math and science; he was also a pretty good wordsmith as we can see from the sentiment on this card! This sentiment is from The Project Bin's "Wise Men" set and is perfect for sending to someone you haven't seen for awhile but have been thinking about, especially if there was something that disrupted a relationship.
This card is made with a sentiment from The Project Bin's "Wise Men" stamp set, and it is such a good one. When a Herculean effort comes to fruition, it's finally time to breathe and congratulate oneself for a job well done and to look back at those times with humor.
The card is straight forward in construction: an A2 card that opens on the right; a checkered base layer, a two-layered fish-tailed flag, and multi-layered sentiment. I added dots on the yellow layer to resemble the dots on the flag and added rhinestones - colored with Copics - and popped up the sentiment.
Yay for a yay card!
I was feeling a little nostalgic today and these papers helped take me back. I decided to pair the papers with a sentiment that also takes me back. Must be that I turned 55 not long ago.
I used The Project Bin's "Fun is Good" set for this card. I sponged the edges, added stitching, and threw on some ribbon just for the heck of it. I decided that just one more heart was in order and cut it out with the die from the "In My Heart" set.
And on that note, I need to go change my Depends and find a pair of readers just a bit stronger than these. Ay-yi-yi....old age ain't for sissies!
Look close...this card is made from transparency film. It's clearly clear! I made a total of six panels - two matted and a single set. The matted panels were added to the front and back of the card front. The last two panels were attached to the front and back of the back panel. There's not a lot of room to write on the inside, but you can get a couple sentences of a thank you in there.
The sentiment is from The Project Bin's "Autumn's Calling." I whipped up a little balloon to coordinate with the papers, rounded the bottom corners, and called it a day!
This was my first attempt at a card using a transparency base, and I think it's pretty awesome sauce!
For today's card, I used #bff from The Project Bin to make this pretty, feminine 4" x 6"card. My LSS is going out of business, so I grabbed up some random things for a dollar and they worked perfectly with the sentiment.
I stamped the beautiful sentiment in Memento Lux Rich Cocoa, sponged the edges to age the papers a bit, then added pearl embellishments and a wooden bird to add some texture.
I found a few scraps of some of Basic Grey's "Max and Whiskers" paper and decided on a new card from The Project Bin's "Kinda Pawsome" set!
After using a die to cut out the card, I kept the die in place and traced around the inside of it to added a border to the card shape. Then, I sliced the chin part of the dog away from the body and added a small strip of mounting tape inside the head near the top to make it look like the dog is holding the sentiment in its mouth. To add some finishing details, I added a couple stickers I picked up at Dollar Tree.
I can't get enough of the cat and dog sets Denise put together. The sentiments are spot on and make terrific everyday greeting cards!
"In My Heart" is one of my very favorite sets from The Project Bin. Today, I used the dotted heart stamp and die that comes with the set as well as one of the awesome sentiments to make this cheery card!
I traced the outside of the die onto the patterned paper and cut it out with scissors. Next, I ran the front side of the card base and some peach paper with the die on it through my Big Shot. I mounted the patterned paper onto the card base using mounting tape to elevate it which gives the heart an embedded look.
I stamped the peach heart left from the die with the dotted heart stamp and embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the white heart cut from the card base with the sentiment. I added adhesive onto and plugged it back into the spot left from the die, so it can be seen when the card is closed and open.
I attached the peach heart on the front of the card and added a peach-colored pearl beneath the sentiment as embellishments.
In what some would say was a foolish move on my part, I adopted these two beautiful girls a few weeks ago. I decided to memorialize the event by making, you guessed it, refrigerator magnets using The Project Bin's "Feline Good" stamp set with dies!
I was doing a little clean up this weekend and uncovered these fun mini clipboards I've had forever. They are smaller than a wallet-sized photos, so after covering them with patterned paper and inking up the edges, I trimmed down the photos to fit.
On the back of the clipboard, I used the negative space of the larger cat from the set's die-cut image to sponge on white ink to create a cat silhouette. (I free-sponged a tail, too!)
I finished with two of the sentiments from the set, popping them up with mounting tape. Both the magnets and the girls are super cute!
It's all because my house is too small. And I have too much stuff.
Which is the short version of why my photos are horrible today. But the concept is excellent! These birthday party invitations fit in Valentine-sized envelopes and are super easy to make with The Project Bin's "Just Poppin'" set. Kids could make their by themselves, they're that simple!
I stamped the popcorn box and cut it out with the die in the set. I also cut out a second box and used a thin line of adhesive to put the two pieces together, leaving a channel for the invitation to slide into. The popcorn was stamped, embossed, and cut out using the dies. I created the actual invitation and the "You're Invited" label on the computer.
Still loving the canines and felines of "Kinda Pawsome" and "Feline Good" from The Project Bin! One of the best parts of these images is that they can be personalized for a specific recipient and cut out lickety-split with the dies that come with each set.. And the sentiments, The Project Bin's hallmark, are funny as heck!
After coloring the animals, I went back over the eyes and noses with a Glaze pen to give them some dimension and shine. I also added a ball to the dog on the tag to the right. Originally, it was going to be a Frisbee, but I couldn't find the right circle die, so a ball it was! If you look carefully, you can see where I slit the area under its muzzle and popped it up with some dimensional tape.
Look for the dog with Frisbee to appear soon!
that I Stickle'd, and made the front of the card is slightly smaller than the back so I could include the purple ruffle on the right.
Make someone laugh every day this week and wear purple. It's bound to be a good combination!
pieces of popcorn. The edges are defined but not puffy, dang it! The fact that I bought the powder in the '90's might have been the problem. The card still looks good, though!
Monday means a Project Bin, and since it's Monday, Monday, I have a card and another card for you!
Well, it's Denise Storck's birthday anyway! Denise is the owner of The Project Bin, which, incidentally, has a birthday coming up, too! In honor of her birthday, the TPB design team is hosting a blog hop to showcase her wonderful stamps.
If you just stumbled upon the hop, you'll want to start at the beginning with Angela's amazing blog and finish with The Project Bin blog where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday! ♥ Here's the order of design team members' blogs:
Angela Bode, Cheryl Walker, Chrisi Rogers, Dawn Barrett, Dawn Bennett, Kelly Clark (you're here!), Lori Turner, Nancy Nickel, Patrica Chalas, Penny Ward, Stasia Sloma, Kelly Santi, and finally, The Project Bin blog!
And since it's a celebration, we have party gifts! For one lucky winner, a prize package including a brand new The Project Bin stamp set is on one of the stops on the hop!
If you haven't seen the stamp at The Project Bin, there is truly something for everyone! Whether it's sweet and inspiring, or whimsical and fun, The Project Bin has it all - perfect for your cardmaking needs. In order to win the blog candy giveaway, make sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment. Then, head over to TPB blog and send Denise some birthday love!
The birthday card I made features another reverse z-fold card using a sentiment from the "Born Yesterday" set.
Next up, head on over to Lori's blog to see her TPB card!
And many happy returns of the day, Denise! I hope this year delivers all your dreams and wishes, and a couple things you didn't even realize you wanted!
Today, I've got another card featuring The Project Bin's newest set, "In My Heart." This sentiment is sheer poetry. I mean, who wouldn't want to get a card from someone special that says this?
Valentine's Day is one of my forbidden holidays, but I love making Valentine's Day cards. For this one, I used the die that comes with the set to make the heart, that I Wink of Stella'd like mad. The papers are from Authentique. (And yes, the Glossy Accents on that heart is still wet, you old eagle eye)!
The Project Bin just released its newest set, "In My Heart," and it is a beauty! In addition to stamps that say just what you want to say, it comes with two metal dies - a heart and an XOXO. How fantastic is that? While definitely a set that will work for Valentine's Day, it can also be terrific to make every day notes for those you love.
I used the heart die for this card, as well as the sweetest sentiment EVER! I gave my white gel pen a work out, as well as my gold gel pen and Glossy Accents.
I continue to stockpile cards for that special someone. Just sayin', my craft room is only so big, If you know Mr. Wonderful, I'd appreciate an introduction!
My preference is for funny, cartoony cards, but every once in awhile, I need to make a "fancy" birthday card for someone. This is it!
The sentiment is from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set. I paired the sentiment with some seriously girly paper and ribbon. Oh, and I can't leave out the clear rhinestones I colored to match the papers!
This is the perfect card for the only girly niece I have whose birthday is just around the corner. Hopefully, she'll grow out of this stage soon and be ready for funny, cartoony cards since that's what Auntie Kelly does best!
Well, not down so much as super contemplative. It's been six years since I lost my role model, Grandma Schrader. Not only the best person I've ever known, she was also a glass-half-full to my glass-half-empty.
The card I made brought a memory of her to mind. She must have been in her early 50's - like I am now - and was at our house watching us for some reason. She had a sewing machine out and was having a devil of a time getting the needle threaded. (RIght??) She asked me if I'd bring my eight-year-old self over and thread the needle for her. Which I did pretty promptly and added, "Grandma, that was eeeaaasssyyy!" She laughed and probably said something about her old eyes and how lucky she was that I was there. Glass-half-full.
This card features what I would call REAL faux stitching because I punched holes in the card before adding the white gel pen. It does look real! Other than that clever sentiment from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set, there's nothing else that's overly clever. Just an A2 card with three background layers with sponged edges, and a small two layer background for the sentiment, all with sponged edges. I used twine from an 80% off bin and a button to finish it off. I love the simplicity and how the color layering works.
This card would have been Grandma approved. She would also have laughed at the story and commiserated with me about middle-age eyesight.
She was the best.
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