September 26, 2022

Beauty of Winter

Merry Monday time,  I have discovered a new favorite craft items. Penny Black - Masterpieces made simple. I don't remember where I found this first set or why I brought them other than they appealed to me. 

When I went to craft retreat in September I put them in with all my other kit in case I decided to do something with them. I quickly fell in love. Like any panel it makes it so easy to work with, paired with plaid that has hints of gold. Magical.

This card was made with one of the panels in the set is Icy Winds.


I layered the panel with some gray cardstock them popped it up with foam tape. I layered that on the to plain panel that is also layered with gray cardstock. I used a sentiment strip, layered and popped up and I finished with some some clear gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Memory Box, Penny Black - Masterpieces made simple, Simon Says Sentiment Strips, gems. 

I expect there will be a few more cards made with these panels from Penny Black - I jumped online to pick up a few more sets :).

Did you know: Most bird bones are so hollow and light, their feathers weigh more than their skeleton.

Cheers,
Nina

September 16, 2022

All you do.

Happy Friday, it is starting to feel like fall outside.

This 49th and Market paper arrived in my mailbox this week; I am in love.

This card was so quick to put together; I cut a base piece of the darker paper, then did the same with one of the pieces that had more of a pattern on it.


I added a couple of the chipboard pieces, then cut a sentiment strip, popped it up with foam tape, then finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper and chipboard pieces - 49th and Market, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment strips, gems.

Did you know: The funny bone is not actually a bone. It's actually a really sensitive nerve; hitting that nerve is not funny at all.

Happy Crafting,

Nina

September 12, 2022

Season Greetings

I have a Merry Monday card to share this morning. I love the non-traditional colours on this paper. 

I started with a brown cardstock panel and then cut two pieces of designer paper. For the top piece, I added a stitched edge and then popped the panel up with some foam tape.

The bottom panel looks like a cozy sweater. I used one of the sentiment panels from the paper pad and added a layer of foam tape. I finished the card by adding some gems


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee, MFT - Stitched edge dies, gems.

Did you know: The original pack of Skittles doesn't contain the color blue. Therefore, you can't actually taste the rainbow.

Happy Crafting,
Nina


September 9, 2022

Happy Birthday

Fall is in the air, and it is always a time for me to want to get back into the craft room. I felt pretty crafty at a recent retreat, and I managed to put together a few cards.


I cut a panel of pretty cardstock, then added a couple of stitched die cut triangles. I die cut a privet branch and cut it up to tuck it under the panels. The cut the sentiment strip and popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Honey Bee, Stamp'in Up! - Stitched Triangles, Simon Says Stamp - Privet Branch and sentiment strip, gems.

Did you know: September is the only month with the same number of letters(9) as its place in the year (9th month).

Cheers,
Nina

August 20, 2022

Paw prints on our heart

I made short work of a sympathy card for a friend this morning. I cut a panel of patterned paper and then heat embossed the corner with a paw print in brown. I then stamped a sentiment onto the same panel and added a red sprinkle heart; I added a layer of foam tape to the whole panel.

I stamped the additional sentiment on white and then popped it up with foam tape as well.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Simon Says Stamps - Paw prints on our heart, Sprinkles.

Did you know: The difference between a nook and a cranny is that the nook is a corner, and the cranny is a crack.

Happy Crafting,

Nina

July 30, 2022

Thankful

I picked up this wide Washi from Altenew; I struggled at first on how I was going to use it. I create a full panel that sat on my desk for a good couple of months before I could finish a card.

I used a die cut a gum leaf from light gray cardstock, then I die cut the sentiment and shadow section; I added a layer of foam tape to pop it up. I used gems to finish.



I added a layer of dark grey cardstock to the panel and a layer of foam tape as well. I finished with some clear gems.

The card is simple style but I like how it turned out.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Washi - Altenew, Paper Rose - Gum Leaves, Memory Box - Thankful Jotted Script.

Did you know: A tiger's tongue is so rough it can lick the paint off a building.
 
Cheers,
Nina

July 28, 2022

Welcome

This paper is adorable; when the paper is so darn cute, the card almost makes itself don't you think?

I started with a panel of light brown cardstock, then cut rectangle panels of patterned paper, leaving a small seam between panels. 


The sentiment panel is from the paper pack, so I added a layer of brown cardstock and foam tape. I die-cut a little onesie, added some foam tape to adhere it, and then finished with some gems.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Onesie - Diecut, gems.

Did you know: Women apologize on average 5.2 times a day, while men apologize only 3.6 times a day.

Cheers,

Nina


July 25, 2022

Merry Christmas

Merry Monday time - A simple but fun design that did not take long to put together.

I used a couple of pages from a Simple Stories paper pack, both panels have a postage stamp panel die-cut layer from black cardstock and popped up with foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - Postage Stamp edge die, gems.


Did you know: If you walk and talk with someone, eventually you will synchronize your steps.

Happy crafting,
Nina

July 21, 2022

Thank you

Do I need more Washi Tape? Of course not,  yet what did I buy when I took a wander through Hobby Lobby on a recent vacation.. more Washi.

That washi tape was also the first thing I reached for when I spent some actual time in my craft room this week, believe me when I say it has been way to long since I played with paper.

I used a simple technique of putting tape strips on a panel. I started with a panel, the tape pack has 5 rolls so I just made my way through the rolls then near the middle of the panel Iadded random strips. The panel has a layer of black cardstock for a thin border and some foam tape to pop it up.


I diecut a flower stem, adding it to the panel with some glue and foam tape. I had some cute little bees in my stash, and I added a sentiment which also has a layer of black cardstock and popped up with foam tape. I finished my card with some clear gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Washi Tape - The Paper Studio, Itty Bitty Branches - Altenew, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strips, Bumble Bee Trinkets - Stampin' Up!, gems.

Did you know: Queen ants can love up to 28 years.

Happy Crafting,

Nina

June 6, 2022

Merry & Bright

Good Morning and Merry Monday - I am back with a second holiday card that I made with a Simple Stories paper pad.

I started with a panel die cut with dotted edges, I added a layer of patterned paper then treaded some crochet thread through some of the holes. I die-cut second fame and added the small sentiment panel.

I added foam tape to both the upper and lower panels. I finished the card with some small gems on the tree.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - A2 Marquee, gems, thread.

Did you know: The north pole of Uranus is dark for forty-two years at a time.

Happy crafting,
Nina