I started with a Rose Red card base and added a piece of Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. I went with a basic pattern for the background since I used lots of colors and patterns of the focal point. I took all the scraps from that same stack that I had left over from other cards and punched out pieces with the Washi Label Punch (no longer available). I punched out 4 from the Designer Series Paper and 1 from a scrap of Whisper White. I stamped the greeting from One Big Meaning in Bermuda Bay onto the white one! I added all of the DSP pieces with Snail Adhesive and I popped up the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Simple and fabulous!!! You can use up all of your DSP scraps with this card style!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner so now is the time to start working on that perfect card for the World’s Best Mother! I could go on and on about why my Mom is the best but I’m sure you all could! To be honest, I’m not sure whether this card will go to my Mom or not. I have a couple ideas for her card and just don’t know which one is best! Maybe I’ll just send her a card every day the week before Mother’s Day with each one saying why she is so fabulous. Wouldn’t that be wonderful……good idea Laura! 🙂 (I’m working on the World’s Best Daughter Award! hehe) Let’s get started on this beauty!
I started with a Whisper White card base and stamped the greeting from the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set (retiring) in the bottom right corner in Rose Red. Then I took a piece of Old Olive measuring 4-1/4″ x 5″ and placed the vine framelit from the Botanical Builder Framelits diagonal towards the bottom of the cardstock. I ran it through the Big Shot and that is how I created that beautiful vine piece. I placed that on the card lined up with the top. Then I added various flowers which were die cut from the Botanical Builder Framelits. The center flower is in Rose Red and I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up! The next flowers were done in Pumpkin Pie and I adhered them flat to the card. The little centers were done in Daffodil Delight and I adhered them on with the Fine Tip Glue Pen! The last flowers were die cut in Elegant Eggplant and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some Pearls to a few of the flowers for a little bling! You could really do any assortment of colors and use up some scraps you have laying around! Love it!
Be sure to check out the Retiring Items before they are gone at the end of May!
Punch Art is so much fun and the Owl Builder Punch is the most versatile punch I know of! Today I’m going to show you how to create the Devil, Cow, and Zebra! Let’s get started!
For the Devil, I used Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock scraps. I punched a full Owl Body, heart, and sliver of the body for the tail in Real Red. The eyes were punched out with the two sizes of circles. I used a Basic Black Marker for the dots in the eyes and the little mouth. To assemble, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen!
For the Cow, I used Blushing Bride, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock scraps. I punched a two full Owl Body pieces in whisper white and a sliver of the body for the tail. I punched one owl body in Basic Black and four skinny rectangles for the legs. I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out the nose in Blushing Bride. First, I cut off the feet from both of the white owl bodies. I added the pink nose and used a Basic Black Marker for the dots in the eyes and the little nose holes. I cut off one of the little feet from the black owl body and added it to the cow face for a little hair. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for all of the little pieces. I cut off the other little black foot and added it to the white tail and connected it to the cow. I added the four legs in various lengths so it looked more 3D. I took the black owl body and cut odd shapes out of it to create the spots on the cow!
For the Zebra, I used Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Whisper White cardstock scraps. I punched a full Owl Body piece in Whisper White and Basic Gray. I took the white owl and cut off the ears and rounded off the head. I also slide the bottom portion into the 1″ Circle Punch to cut out the nose and cut off the feet. Then I attached this to the Basic Gray owl body. I cut off the gray feet as well. I punched out a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch in Basic Black and attached it to the back of the head! I punched out lots of slivers of the owl body in black to create the stripes. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for all of the little pieces. I used a Basic Black Marker for the nose holes and eyes. To finish it off as a girl Zebra, I punched out two hearts from the Owl Builder Punch in Blushing Bride. I overlapped the hearts to create the bow!
If you would like to see all of these in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here. I show you how to create those little slivers to use for the tails and zebra stripes as well! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and check out all the other Owl Punch Art Creations!
Let me know which one your favorite is in the comments below!!!
I am LOVING the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and coordinating Flowering Fields Stamp Set. Both of these items are Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE with every $50 US order. You all know I love flowers and these items are just perfect!!!
I cut the Designer Series Paper into 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ pieces which leaves a 1″ piece leftover. I adhered the big piece directly to the a Whisper White card base which fits perfectly. The left over 1″ piece I flipped over and created banner tips on the end. You can use your Paper Snips or the Banner Triple Punch! Then I used a small scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flowers from the Flowering Fields Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink. I used Blender Pens to color in the flowers and then stamped the greeting from the Crazy About You Stamp Set! For the card above, I used Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive on the flowers. Also, I added a little bow of Whisper White Baker’s Twine!
For this card, I used Calypso Coral and Old Olive on the flowers. I added some Old Olive Baker’s Twine around the entire card for a little texture!
For this card I used Old Olive and Lost Lagoon for the flowers. I added some Gold Baker’s Twine in a bow around the card for a little texture and bling.
I had so much fun making these cards and I love them! It is a great way to use scraps of cardstock and all of your Designer Series Paper. If you would like to see the coloring of the flowers and cutting the Designer Series Paper, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!
Let me know in the comment below which one your favorite is! I think mine is the second card with the coral flowers!
The Memories In The Making Project Life Card Collection is one of the items that you can earn for FREE through Sale-A-Bration!!! I thought the cards were super fabulous because many of them are window sheets with frames and borders and amazing designs. There are a few that are gold on one side and silver on the other. WOOT WOOT! I love how there is something for everyone there. The other pieces have embossed prints on them so you can have fun and add color for an emboss resist technique. Love it!!!
The card above uses one of the embossed patterns and I brushed over it with an Elegant Eggplant Sponge Dauber to give it some color. Since the card is 4″ x 6″, I had to cut it down a bit (4″ x 5-1/4″). I added some Whisper White Cotton Ribbon. For the greeting, I used the Big News Stamp Set. I layered it onto Elegant Eggplant and added it to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I thought it needed a little bling so I added some Dazzling Details to all of the little dots in the scroll. 🙂
I didn’t want to waste that little strip that I cut off so I created this card. I took another Memories In The Making Card, stamped the greeting from the Tin Of Cards Stamp Set in Stazon Ink and added it to my card front once it dried. Be very careful when stamping on Window Sheet as it can be slick and want to slide all over. Straight up and down! This is one of those cards that the dotted wreath is gold on the back side. I’m a silver girl though! 🙂 Since you can see adhesive on Window Sheet, I just added it to the left hand side where the patterned paper is. It is held securely with Tear & Tape so I don’t have to worry about it coming off!
I wanted to do another one so I took another Card from the Collection that was embossed stripes. I used my Sponge Daubers to add color in this amazing ombre pattern. I used Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, and Night of Navy. I loved how it turned out. I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around a few (hundred) times on the left hand side and tied a knot. I added it to a Bermuda Bay card base and did the awesome greeting again from the Big News Stamp Set. Perfect Man Card!!!
Then with the little strip that I had to cut off, I created this card. Again I took one of the Window Sheet Cards and stamped in Craft White Ink with the Tin of Cards Stamp Set. I adhered it on with Tear & Tape under the strip of ombre! I love how these turned out!
You can use Project Life Card Collections for greeting cards and memory keeping. They are so much fun and so versatile. You can check out a few of my Project Life Album Pages here!
To see all of the cards from the Memories in the Making Card Collection, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it.
Have you ever tried the Project Life Card Collection for memory keeping or card making? Let me know in the comments below!
Based on the title, you might think this is a post about my marriage but it’s not! 🙂 Hehe <3 Although I do think our marriage was made in heaven and blessed by God! Instead, this post is all about this fabulous Wedding or Anniversary card! You could change up the greeting and make it into a Valentine’s Day card as well!!
I used a Blushing Bride card base and a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″! I took a few different patterns from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack in the Occasions Mini Catalog and cut them into stripes measuring 2″, 1-1/2″ and 1″! I then used then Banner Triple Punch to add the beautiful banner tips! Then I staggered them along the piece of Whisper White. I stamped the greeting from the Blessed By God Stamp Set in Rose Red in the lower right corner. I thought it needed a little something towards the top so I wrapped some Gold Metallic Thread around the Whisper White a few times and then tied it into a knot. This adds a little shine and texture! To finish it off, I added a few sequins from the Metallics Sequins Assortment which has circles, hearts and stars. The hearts were perfect for this card! I adhered the sequins with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. You can check out a tutorial on that here!
A card style like this is great to use up scraps of your Designer Series Paper and you could use this template for any card type. Have you tried this style yet?? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
I started with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock measuring 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. I cut my strips of Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper into 3/4″ strips but you can do it with all different sizes as well. They can be any length. There are lots of different ways to create a quilt card. You can do either a “V” or an “X”, just diagonal stripes or the 3 strips like I did above! You will add adhesive to the back of your strip and then place it on your cardstock. It doesn’t matter where you begin, it can be in the middle or off to the side. For the one above, I placed one down and then 2 others, then turn and add 3 more strips. I placed a small space between each one but you can place them side by side too! There are lots of variations to this card and there is no right or wrong way. You will work your way out doing 3 strips and then turning after each section until you hit the edge. Once you have a few strips down, just trim off the ends and then re-use that strip in another section of the card. Once it was all complete, I added it to a piece of Rose Red measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and then placed it on a Crumb Cake card base! For the greeting, I used the Petite Pairs Stamp Set and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. I punched another one in Garden Green and layered it behind the greeting with this technique here! I added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals of course! You can place it over any boo boos you made or over the center of your crosses or anywhere you would like! I thought it needed a little ribbon or something so I added a little Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow! I love it!!!
If you would like to see this technique in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or by clicking here. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!!!
It’s the end of the year and I am working on cleaning up my stamp room (check that out here) and preparing for the new year ahead! Here are a few cards that I created with some leftover Designer Series Paper pieces, ribbon scraps and pre-cut cardstock! I know I will need lots of Birthday Cards in 2016 because after all everyone has a birthday!
Happy Monday everyone!!! Are you still in a Christmas coma with all the presents, food, family, and chaos?? Now that Christmas is over, it is time to get into that craft room and enjoy some time for you!!! I had leftover Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog and so I came up with a few simple cards to create for all occasion!!!
I used Melon Mambo for the card base – my favorite color! I added the pieces of gold and white Designer Series Paper from the Winter Wonderland Pack. I got out my ribbon scraps and some were long enough to tie a knot and the others were shorter so I just wrapped. I hid the ends under the greetings. For the greeting, I used the Blessed By God and Decorative Label Punch! I thought these would make great wedding or anniversary cards!!!
Here it is…finally! This is the Christmas Card that my Mom decided she wanted to do this year. It is almost exactly like the card featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 11. When my Mom picked that as her card, I was blown away. She is usually a simple, rustic, forest/pinecone style look and this was not the card I thought she would pick. In fact, I saw the Wonderland Stamp Set and thought that has her written all over it. Instead, I was in love with that set as you can see here, here and here! So let’s get started on how we created this card!!!
I used a Crumb Cake card base and stamped the snow pieces from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set in Whisper White Craft Ink. I also used the coordinating Hearth & Home Framelits so you can Bundle and Save 15%! For the layers, I started with a piece of striped paper from the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper. We stamped the tree and birdie scene in Chocolate Chip and then colored in the birdies with a Cherry Cobbler Marker. To add a little sparkle to the snow, I took some Dazzling Details and ran it along the ground! We cut out the window frame in Whisper White and the window box in Bermuda Bay. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the window frame to add it to the scene so that it would have some dimension and look more like a window scene! We cut a Tea Lace Doily into 3 pieces so we could get the most out of them. Some of the pieces were longer and some were shorter but they all looked great! We adhered the doily to the window box and then to the window all with Snail Adhesive! I stamped the Noel greeting from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler onto scrap pieces of Whisper White! Then we punched it out with the Word Window Punch and cut off one end! This is your chance to use those really little scraps that you have been saving! 🙂 Then we punched a hole with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch and added some Gold Cord Trim into a bow. We added the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals and that’s it!!!
This was the most detailed card I created all season I think! She loved it and we had a wonderful putting it together so that’s all that matters!!! My heart is full! 🙂
The Hearth and Home Framelits will be in the Occasions Mini Catalog as well! Woot Woot! The Occasions Mini begins on January 5th as well as Sale-A-Bration!