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
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!
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!
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!
'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!)
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?!
There's something about this card that is comfortable like an old sweater. The sentiment comes from The Project Bin's "New Leaf" set, and is embellished with some really pretty Stickles.
I sponged the edges of the base card, the polka dot paper, and the sentiment panel. The double-stitched die I used comes from Gina Marie Designs.
And now, it's off to find an old sweater to get comfortable in...
There are simply not enough Fall stamps for my collection. This sentiment, from The Project Bin's "New Leaf," is one of my favorites.
I paired the sentiment with some homey paper from Simple Stories and a couple of wooden leaves from my stash I colored with Copic markers.
We're expecting some serious wind and rain this week, so the leaves will be gone from the trees, which makes me a bit sad. But with rain comes guilt-free crafting time!
The sentiment for this sweet floral card comes from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set. I thought the floral paper worked well with the old-fashioned cursive writing. As luck would have it, I picked up the bird embellishment for a song - see what I did there? - from the clearance section at Mike's. I am still working on using thread as an embellishment. Maybe next time...
Annnd, I couldn't wait for the sentiment to dry, and of course, I screwed it up. I added small gold dots on it and the floral cardstock as camouflage! Whatever works, right?
Emily Bronte sure had it right. So many beautiful trees to savor; leaves twirling toward the ground. Sigh. (And that's a good sigh!)
The sentiment on this card comes from The Project Bin's "Autumn Calling" set, which I can't get enough of. There's the card base, then decorative paper, and then a dry-embossed Fall scene. Could that sentiment have been any more perfect for the scene??
This chant may be followed by a 50-something, menosausal, woman dancing naked in the moonlight. I'm willing to sacrifice for all of you so that we might embrace Autumn once again. But no flash photography. Oh, who am I kidding? No photography of any kind. Let's not spoil Autumn, right?
So, this is from one of my favorite sets from The Project Bin, "Autumn's Calling". I used glittery embossing powder that didn't quite live up to it's potential, but the idea is a good one. I die cut the two leaf shapes and love how ornate they are.
Surely Autumn will show up soon!
This card features a cat made from The Project Bin's "Feline Good." The set comes with two dies, and man, did I put one of them to the test! I ran the die through my Big Shot with a piece of corrugted cardboard, and it came out beautifully!
I added black cardstock cat shapes to the front and back of the corrugated cardboard shape I made and used a marker to color the edges of the inside piece.
Here, kitty, kitty!
Today I have another card featuring one of The Project Bin's latest sets, "Creepy Halloween." After Halloween last year, I picked up these fun, glittery, gatefold cards for next to nothing. I added the colored panels to the inside and created a belly band to hold the card closed.
For anyone confused about the title of this post, "Neewollah" (Halloween spelled backwards) was a mystical chant noted in the Labor Day weekend celebration in William Inge's play-turned-movie, "Picnic," which was filmed in Inge's south central Kansas, including the place I call home, NIckerson. I also played the female lead, Madge, in the play, back when I was young and thin.
If you know me at all, you know I'm really not a fan of Summer. The only things good about it are adult-only swimming pools and summer break. Oh, and popsicles, but you can get those anytime of year. For approximately three months, I bitch, moan, and complain about the heat, the bugs, the sunshine, and sweat in personal places. Especially the sweat in personal places!
Yes, I'm a Summer cranky pants!
So, I'm all about moving on into Fall ASAP. It is, without question, my favorite time of year. The world is more vivid in the Fall. Smells are stronger and earthier. The slight crispness in the air and my favorite sweater say all is right in the world. So I am bringing Fall on early, my friends. Enjoy this preview of Fall brought to you by me and The Project Bin!
I used The Project Bin's "Autumn Calling" set and seed beads to make this shaker card. Sequins often stick to the plastic window, so I went with something that would roll. I used very small coppery beads and some larger orange beads. If I had to do it over again, I think I'd include something bright like a gold color.
Come on, Fall!
I can't imagine anyone not being cheered by the beautiful yellows of this card, which uses the "Yello!" set from The Project Bin. I used the lemon slice a little unorthodoxly here, flipping it over to the back and using it to stamp circles that I embossed with a matte white powder.
I flipped the stamp back over and added the actual lemon slices in yellow.
Next, I used the "Yello!" die that comes with the set to cut out the sentiment on the circles. After mounting the front panel to the card, I die cut the sentiment again, and then added it to the negative space left on the card. I added some white details to it to help it stand out from the background. I stamped the lemon slice, colored it, and then cut it down to fit over the "o" in the sentiment.
Lastly, I added some faux washi tape strips and smaller white dots to bring more white to the front of the card.
I'm gonna brighten someone's day!
I was rummaging around in my scrap box and realized I had the scraps to make this "quilted background." The good - or bad - thing is that I have enough pieces now to make three more of the cards! It was a heck of a lot of die cutting and digging pieces out of the die, but I like the look, and the sentiment, from The Project Bin's "Cowgirl Up!" is perfect for it!
Another card with my favorite The Project Bin set, "In Your Heart." I used one of the dies that comes with the set to punch a heart out of the center before I mounted the card front to the base. This allowed me to pop the sentiment, stamped on a different piece of cardstock and cut out with the same die, into the negative space. I added another heart I cut from yet a different cardstock to help balance the card.
I pinch pleated the dark ribbon and added some thin, silver threads that I tied into a bow. I topped it off with a heart stick pin.
Voila! This set is a must-have for every cardmaker!
This card, featuring The Project Bin's "In My Heart" stamp set, is a clever little thing! Here's a tutorial that shows how to make a rectangle one like I showed today and a square one!
If this card was leaving my house and going to yours, I would write inside the small card and if I needed to, I'd continue on the blank side to the left of the smaller card, as you can see in the second photo.
This is my favorite stamp set from The Project Bin (closely followed by "Haunt It!"). If you haven't had explored the website yet, go forth and shop!
Don't you just love the feel of this card? A beautiful card for a beautiful person.
This lovely card features a sentiment from The Project Bin's "#bff" set. I paired it with some paper I've had forever and a day and added some white craft ink for softness. I cut out two of the "letters" and popped them up with mounting tape to give them more presence on the card. I used one of my new dies for the sentiment.
This would have been a perfect card to send to my grandma. Guess I need to do a "miss you" card next!
A quick gatefold card with a twist! For this card, I used "#bff" from The Project Bin. The sentiment has an frame created by cutting gray cardstock with a larger and smaller die at the same time. The pieces are attached to opposite sides of the card which allows the two interlocked pieces to move away from each other when the card is opened!
And just because I can't leave well enough alone, the flowers have been painted with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle.
I do so love this set, "Cowgirl Up!" from The Project Bin. All of the sentiments are terrific and they work for so many different occasions.
I guess it's pretty obvious that I got some new dies. I also pulled out some crocheted flowers I picked up on clearance at the end of the summer. I changed their color from peach to burgundy with an ink pad.
Head on over to The Project Bin to check out all the great stamp sets!
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