Hello crafty peeps - this card was fun to make.
The layout was easy to put together, I die cut the base panel with a stitched rectangle. Then die cut coordinating paper with a tag die. I added some twine and foam tape to pop it up.
I cut part of the sentiment from the paper and popped it up with foam tape for a tone on tone look.
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee (Birthday Bash), foam tape, twine, gems.
Did you know: So far, man had survived on Earth for 2 million years. The dinosaurs lasted 15 millions years.
I put all the elements together, then added some clay snowflakes, and the sentiment strip that has a layer of blue cardstock.
Supplies: White, blue and kraft cardstock, Designer paper - Photoplay, Memory Box - Evergreen Sky Collage, and Deer Trio, Spellbinders - S3-418 (hills) , Picket Fence-Clay snowflakes, Simon Says Stamp - sentiment Strip.
Did you know: One out of four adults can't tell their left from their right.
I still have some holiday cards to share but I wanted to post something different today. I don't about any of your, but the Boxing Day sale bug got me and I can expect a few crafty supply parcels in the coming weeks.
For my card, I started with a sentiment panel and layered it with black cardstock and foam tape. I adhered it to the bottom layer slightly off center. The bottom layer is coordinating patterned paper, also layered with black cardstock, and I added some twine across the bottom section.
I finished the card with gems and sequins.
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, twine, gems, sequins.
Did you know: Two percent of Earth's people have red hair.
Merry Christmas crafty peeps, I hope you have a festive holiday season and that you are surrounding by family and friends and perhaps you get some crafty time tucked in there somewhere.
I layered all the panels of this card with black cardstock, the sentiment is a punch out piece that I added a layer of black cardstock to and popped up with foam tape. I finished the cards with small clear gems in the centers of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.
Did you know: Santa’s sleigh is the fastest vehicle ever! On Christmas Eve, Santa has to travel around the world to deliver presents to all the children on the nice list. There about 2.5 billion children in the world – so Santa’s sleigh has to move at a speed of around 1,800 miles per second.
I started with a dark green cardstock for the bottom layer that I added some texture to with a script embossing folder.
I staggered strips of patterned paper then added a die cut branch I had on my desk. The stamped sentiment is popped up with foam tape.
I popped the panel up with some foam tape on a white card base. I finished the card with some gems.
Hello winter is right, the fun winter weather is causing so much havoc across Canada and US right now, I hope everyone gets to their destination in time to celebrate the holiday season or just get home.
This card was simple to make but I love the clean design. I started with sentiment panel and added a layer die cut with the Postage Stamp die and popped up with foam tape.
I cut a coordinating piece of patterned paper and did the same layering.
I added some twine with an enamel dot to finish the card.
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamp - Postage stamp edge die, twine, enamel dot.
Did you know: Santa's reindeer (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph) are arranged in two lines of four, with Rudolph leading with his red nose! Donner and Dancer are nearest to Santa's sleigh. Dasher is next to Prancer.
The snow is falling heavily as I type this, and there is already a significant amount accumulated, I think kids and some adults will be having a snow day.
Today's card is showcasing another Penny Black Masterpiece made simple.
I started with a layer of patterned paper, this plaid design is so pretty with the gold lines. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each of the panels.
The masterpiece panel is also popped it up with foam tape.
Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper-Memory Box, Penny Black- Masterpieces, Simon Says Stamp-Sentiment Strips.
Did you know: Usually a snowflake is formed of about 200 of these ice crystals. Snowflakes have six sides. There's a famous saying that goes, 'no two snowflakes are the same'. As snowflakes fall to the ground, they will each take their own unique journey, and that journey will determine what they look like.
Good Morning and Merry Monday, miracles of miracles I seem to have pulled it off. I have managed to mail and create almost all the holiday cards for this season. I still have two more, one for my husband and the other for my son.
For this card I used two coordinating patterns from a paper pack for the panels, I added a layer of blue cardstock behind, and a very thin strip of the same cardstock to highlight between the two panels.
I added a layer of cardstock to the top panel then adhered it with some foam tape. I added the twine and the enamel dots to finish.
Did you know: Reindeer travel up to 55 km per day and reach a top speed of 80 km/h.
Good Morning, and Merry Monday, I was so sick with a horrid cold last week. I hope you are able to steer clear of the viruses out there.
For the card today, I used one of the Penny Black Masterpieces made simple.
I started with a layer of patterned paper I love this plaid design with the gold lines. I added a layer of brown cardstock to to the panel.
I added a layer of brown cardstock to the masterpiece panel then popped it up with foam tape.
Adding to this simple design, I cut a sentiment strip and added a brown cardstock layer, and adhered it with foam tape. I finished with some clear gems.
Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper - Memory Box, Penny Black - Masterpieces, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strips, gems.
Did you know: A grizzly bear has enough it strength to crush a bowling ball!!
I am playing along with the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I used lots of layers for my card. I die-cut a circle from vellum then added Moda Scrap gelly using a stencil, I watered a little down and used a paint brush to splat a smaller pattern.
I die-cut snowflakes from silver cardstock, the paper pack I was using comes with some stickers so I used one for the sentiment, I layering it with patterned paper and popping it up with foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.
Supplies: White and silver cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay & Vellum, Penny Black - Dancing Snowflakes, Echo Park - Snowfall stencil, Moda Scrap - Gelly, gems.
Did you know: The largest living thing is a mushroom located in Malheur National Forest. It covers 2,200 acres and is between 2,000 and 8,000 years old.
Good Morning and Merry Monday - I am using one of my favorite sketches for the card today.
I die-cut two each of the stitched rectangle and squares from patterned paper then added them to a layer of black cardstock.
I used of the a decorative square from the paper pad with the snowflake, added a layer of black cardstock and foam tape to adhere it.
The card is finished with an enamel dot and a sentiment strip sentiment that has a layer of foam tape.
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper & enamel dot- Echo Park, Simon Say stamp - Sentiment Strip.
Did you know: It takes about three applies to make on glass of apple cider.
I found this JustRite stamp set in my supplies as I was sorting and prepping for a used stamp sale. I had forgotten I had them.
Crystal had a technique class for the ribbon technique, I did not follow the directions very well but I am happy with the card.
I embossed the bottom panel with a texture that reminds me of wooden planks (decking). Using multiple strips of coordinating patterns I created a crisscross pattern on cardstock then matted that with a sand coloured panel.
I stamped the imagine then die cut it, the ovals did not line up so I cut the bottom stitched oval in half then overlapped it. I added some silver twine, and foam tape to pop it up. I finished with some gems, two of them hiding the seam from where I cut the oval.
Supplies: White, blue and sand cardstock, Designer paper - Simple Stories, JustRite - By the Sea, gems.
Did you know: The kitchen dishwasher was invented by a socialite politician's wife who was fed up with servants breaking her expensive dishes.
Good Morning, Happy Halloween, and Merry Monday, I am in love with the Penny Black - Masterpieces made simple - they make for such a fabulous start for a card. In truth they could make the card all on their own.
I started with a layer of patterned paper - I love the plaid design with the gold running through it. I added a layer of black cardstock to to the panel.
I added a layer of black cardstock to the masterpiece panel then popped it up with foam tape.
Adding to the simple design of this card I cut a sentiment strip and added a black cardstock layer, and adhered it with foam tape. I finished with some clear gems.
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer paper - Memory Box, Penny Black - Masterpieces, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strips, gems.
Did you know: The first product to have a barcode was Wrigley's gum.
I have a little Halloween spirit to share today. This should have been a quick and easy card but I added a few elements, so while the card was easy to put together it was not really quick. I like how it turned out, and it was well received.
I started with two panels of patterned paper and added layers of black cardstock for small frames. I diecut the photo frame from black then ran it through the Big Shot with a web embossing folder, I adhered it with thin foam tape.
I did cut the letter to form Boo from the same patterned paper as the top panel, then finished the card with a little ghost and some sequins.
I have not played along with a card challenge for quite sometime, so I decided to take a look at some of my favorites to see what inspiration they will generate.
I am playing along with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. I did not manage a bird but I love the sketch.
I have these stickers that I picked up with a washi tape order from the Washi Tape store, they are so pretty but I was not really sure how to use them.
I decided to pick one and use that as my colour template. I feel that this is a nice autumn pallet. Next I found some patterned paper that would pull it all together.
I used a piece of copy paper and tore a rough circle in the middle for a mask and stamped a section of script.
I layered the strips of patterned paper and some gold tone washi tape then secured the flower in place. I popped up the sticker with its backing on foam tape. I chose not to remove the backing as I like the clear edge.
I finished the card with a sentiment strip and some gems, I added a layer of brown cardstock in behind top panel, I added a layer of foam tape before adhering it to my card base.
Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Venus' Garden Sticker Set, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip, gems.
Did you know: Sixty-five percent of test subjects had the urge to yawn after merely reading about yawning.
Time for a Merry Monday card - with a simple layout of course.
I started with a dark green cardstock for the bottom layer that I added some texture to with a snowflake embossing folder. I popped the layer up with some foam tape.
I added the top square panel then two smaller squares near the bottom. The stamped sentiment is popped up with foam tape and the card is finished with some gems.
Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Stampin' Up!, Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text, gems.
Did you know: In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of five times around the equator.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good Morning crafty peeps - I have a quick card made using Washi tape to share today. One day I will look at my stash of Washi Tape and say what am I going to do with all these rolls. For now, I am going to enjoy crafting with them.
These are new to my crafty desk, like I need any more tape, however as with any crafty supply I could not resist.
I cut a panel of cardstock and added the typestyle washi tape, I ran the panel through my Big Shot with a script embossing folder.
The type washi came with some floral frame stickers so I created a panel with one of the rectangle stickers. I added some foam tape to the small panel to pop it up.
I added a sentiment strip, popped up the large panel then finished the card with some Nuvo drops.
I have another card made using the Bokeh effect, I think it is stunning, thank you again, Crystal, for the technique class we did a few weeks ago, I love this.