May 20, 2024

No Peeking

Hello crafty friends, Merry Monday. I have an incredibly simple card to share today. 

I started two other cards before this one, but I seem to have fumble fingers today and made non-recoverable errors. So, it is a simple card.


I started with a piece of patterned paper, then added a second strip of coordinating paper. 

I added a square of black cardstock and used a sentiment panel from the same paper pad. I finished the card with small black sequins.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, sequins.

Did you know: Hummingbirds can fly backwards!

Happy crafting,
Nina

April 13, 2024

Happy Thoughts

Hello, crafty friends; I have a fun bee card to share today. The design is pretty simple. I stamped some daisies on a panel of white cardstock.

I stamped and fussy-cut some bees and popped them up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and then used markers to add green squiggle lines and some colour to the flowers and bees.

I layered the panel with black cardstock and finished the card with some yellow sparkle gold gems.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Poppy Perfection, Honey Bee Stamps - Busy Bees, gems.

Did you know: Bees have 5 eyes and 6 legs.

Bee creative,
Nina

April 12, 2024

Happy Birthday

Hello, crafty friends, I have a clean and simple card to share today.

I love this Designer Paper from Paper Rose; it is stunning and can carry a card all on its own, which is what I have done.

I used four square die cuts to cut a pattern from a piece of 6 x 6 paper. I added some thick foam tape behind the squares and arranged them as I cut them on a panel of white cardstock.

I stamped a sentiment, added some gems, and adhered the panel to the card base with a thin foam tape, and the card was done.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Paper Rose, Simon Says Stamp - Poppy Perfection, Sizzix - Stacked tiles Squares, gems.

Did you know: A single cow can produce about 200,000 glasses of milk in its lifetime.

Happy crafting,
Nina

April 11, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches - #752 Happy Thoughts

Hello, crafty friends, I am playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for my card today.

I started with a panel of white cardstock and added strips of patterned paper along the left side and bottom of the panel, the overlapping corners are slightly interwoven.


I die-cut a circle frame from light gray cardstock and then fit a die-cut flower into it, layering themwith foam tape to give it dimension. To finish, I added a sentiment strip and some gems.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Creative Craft Lab, Simon Say stamp - Fine Floral Stem  , gems.

Did you know: If you're afraid of peanut bars sticking to your mouth's roof, you might have arachibutyrophobia.

Be creative,

Nina

April 10, 2024

Birthday Wishes

Hello, crafty friends; it is Washi Tape Wednesday. I have a fun birthday card using some geometric washi tape.


The design is simple, a piece of white cardstock, strips of washi, a stamped sentiment. I layered the panel with some black cardstock. I finished the card with gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Basics, washi tape, gems

Did you know: The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Be creative,
Nina 

April 9, 2024

Bear Birthday

Hello, crafty friends; bear with me; I have a quick card to share.

I started the layer of designer paper and added some black cardstock; I added a strip of coordinating patterned paper vertically at the center of the card.

I layered the image panel with black cardstock and foam tape. Then, I added a sentiment, which is also layered with foam tape.




I finished the card with gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, The Ton - Happy Birthday, gems.

Did you know: Wild brown bears use rocks as a tool to scratch an itchy spot.

Be creative,
Nina

April 8, 2024

Merry Christmas

Hello crafty friends, Merry Monday. I used a simple designer for my card today.

I had a large plaid scrap sitting on my desk, inspiring me. I used the Penny Black Large Bauble die cut the designer paper. I used black cardstock for the coordinating bow.




I added a moose with foam tape and stamped the sentiment onto the card base. I finished the card with an enamel dot on the bow.

Supplies: Kraft and black cardstock, Designer Paper & Moose - Echo Park, Penny Black  - Jumbo Bauble, Simon Says - Christmas Blessings.

Did you know: A year contains a whopping 31,557,600 seconds.

Happy crafting,
Nina

April 7, 2024

Happy Wishes

Hello, crafty friends. I have a square card to share today. I pulled out a 6x6 patterned paper pack and used some scraps.

I started with a piece of black cardstock and added a piece of scrap; I then aligned two other pieces, gluing from left to right. 

I cut two thin strips of black cardstock and aligned them along the edges of the scraps.


I used the back side of another scrap and stamped the sentiment, I layered that with black cardstock and foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Penny Black - Happy Wishes, gems.

Did you know: There are about 2,000 different types of gemstones found around the world.

Be creative,
Nina


April 6, 2024

Today was fun

Hello, crafty friends. Today's card is all patterned paper. I started with a piece of black cardstock and added a layer of patterned paper.

I layered a coordinating piece of cardstock along the center of the card. I added some black cardstock to the sentiment panel and then finished the card with a couple of stars.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay.

Did you know: Dr Seuss was not a doctor and Seuss wasn't his real last name.

Happy crafting,
Nina

April 5, 2024

Happiness

Hello, crafty friends. I have a fun stacked-layer card. I used square die cuts to create a series of squares from patterned paper.


I cut the squares in half and layered each half-square offset to build a stacked element. I then added the sentiment strip, which is layered with foam tape. 

I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Honeybee, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip, gems.

Did you know: There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

Happy crafting,
Nina