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Friday, November 27, 2015

A Wetlands and Happy Happenings Masculine Birthday Card

I found this fun masculine card made by Sharon Graham at Split Coast Stampers.  I haven't surfed around on their site in a while.  I wasn't looking for anything in particular but when I saw this fun card, I just had to make it.  You can see the original card here. The words I used came from the "Happy Happenings" set.  I wanted to use words from a current set and I found ones that fit that space!  

I like simple cards for guys.  

For the stamped birds, I took a piece of card stock cut 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" and I put post it notes all around it on top of the Whisper White card stock.  I removed the card stock in the center and then sponged on some Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.  Then I added the Crushed Curry and that is when I saw the greens come out of the mixture of colors.  I removed the post it notes, which was a mistake.  I then put the post it notes back on and stamped the birds.  I used Memento black ink but I should have used Early Espresso.  I stamped the weeds and the words using Early Espresso ink.

I cut the white piece 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I cut the Early Espresso 4-1/8" x 5-3/8". I layered those two on top of a folded half sheet of Sahara Sand.  I was kind of glad the card stock used here was Sahara Sand. I think I'm still on the first pack I bought when that color was introduced.  I don't use it much at all!

This was really a quick card to make.  And such a great masculine card!!!  I think it would make a wonderful Father's Day card or even a masculine Sympathy card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am taking the day off to spend with family.  I hope you are having a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.  I will be back tomorrow with something new, fun, and or different!  As usual!!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gorgeous Grunge Pencil Notepad Stocking Stuffer

I found a fun notepad but I didn't want to go through all of the work and steps to make it.  You can see my inspiration here

Instead of cutting lots of pieces of paper and clipping them together and gluing the end, I opted to take a finished scratch pad and work from there.

I took my scratch pad and measured it.  Once I got my measurements, I cut my Crushed Curry cardstock the same size as a piece of the pad paper.  

Next I took a piece of paper off the pad and folded it in half and then folded that half in half.  I marked those folds on my cardstock and lightly sponged the edges.  Don't fold the score lines, just lightly bend them to sponge.  I sponged all edges too. Set the piece aside.    

Then I cut a piece of Cajun Craze the same width as my pad.  I scored it at 1-1/4" and I folded it over to the back of the pad.  Then I scored that mark the fold made.  You may want to try this piece with some scrap copier paper.  I didn't make my Cajun Craze long enough to cover the entire back of the pad.  After finishing it, I wished I had.  But I can always add a piece to cover the back.  Anyway. I glued the Cajun Craze to the back of the pad.  

Next I glued the Crushed Curry piece to the inside of the Cajun Craze piece.  

I cut a piece of Smoky Slate 3/4" wide and long enough to fit the top of the pad.  I stamped the broken lines from the "Gorgeous Grunge" on top using Smoky Slate ink.  I glued that in place and the pad was done!

These would make a great stocking stuffer.  They would also make great teacher or student gifts!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An Oh, What Fun Christmas Card

Oh my, I can't believe how quick this card went together. I am pretty sure I found it somewhere on the net.  The 4 punched out circles are decorative paper and the words are from the "Oh, What Fun" stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink.  It's all done on a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  And that's it.

I don't think I've done such a short post ever!!!

Thank you for visiting today,

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Sleigh Ride Edglets and Petite Pairs Christmas Card

I was surfing the net and found a fun card that was laid out like the card I have here.  The dies were not Stampin' Up! but there was a tree and maybe another tree on the second layer.  I don't remember.  I tried to find the card but all I got off the net was that the card was found here at Elsea Designs.  I looked through the blog for a while but didn't find the card so I gave up.

The original card had snowflakes embossed on the left side where I did the silver punched stars.  

For my background I used Pacific Point ink and then I misted it with water and added table salt.  While I was putting the rest of the card together, the paper had a chance to dry.  I just used Whisper White card stock, not watercolor paper.  But the watercolor paper would work well too.  

This was a fun card to make.  Maybe because of the fun layers I got to play with.   You know me and layers!!! I LOVE them!!!

Thank you Marymaci for finding the original card, that was sweet of you to hunt it down for me. Please send me your snail mail address and I will send you the card I made. You can find my email address on the right sidebar.  It's the second item "Got a Question".

You can view the original card here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Cozy Christmas Christmas Card

This card is the last one out of the 5 that I made at Terri's  wonderful Christmas 2015 Stamp-a-Stack.

The words are from the "Cozy Christmas" set.  

We  used the "Home for Christmas" decorative 12" x 12" paper on the left side of the card.  

The base of the card is Mossy Meadow as well as the ink we used.

The card stock is Very Vanilla and the piece the words are stamped on measures 2" x 4". We stamped the words and then added the ribbon.  The piece was then taped in place.  And that was it.  Another super quick and easy card!!!  You have to have some of those now and then.  There are times I love spending a lot of time fussing on a card. Making LOTS of layers, and coloring.  And then there are times that I don't want to do a whole lot but yet I still want to have a nice card in the end!  It all balances out!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Home for Christmas Reindeer Christmas Card

Here is another card I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack.  This was another fun card.  Not quite as quick as yesterday's card though.  Fussy cutting the deer took the quickness out of making this card, but I didn't mind the cutting.  You didn't have to be perfect because the deer went on Very Vanilla card stock and any vanilla that was showing from the decorative paper blended in.  Sometimes I just like to sit down and cut designs out.  And since the last card went so quickly, it was nice to sit and do a little cutting!!!

The decorative paper measures 5-1/4" x 1-1/2".  The tags were 4-1/4" x 2" before punching the one end.  At the bottom of the Very Vanilla tag is a piece of red glitter paper that was cut using the Washi Tape punch.  

Oh and don't forget that cute nose.  It's a rhinestone that was colored with a red Sharpie marker and set in place!!  SO darn cute!!!  I had a lot of fun making these cute cards!!!  I just LOVE this adorable reindeer.  I need to use it more on my cards.  It's going to retire after Christmas and it will be gone!!!  I hate it when I don't use up my papers.  I still hoard!!!  UGH!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, November 20, 2015

An Every Blessing Christmas Card

Today I am going to share with you a card that I made at Terri's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  I just LOVE the simplicity of this card.  It was super easy to make but yet the image provides a big punch!

The image was stamped using Night of Navy.  A silver glitter paper star was added with a mini glue dot and that was it!  Super simple and super quick. If I didn't already have my Christmas cards planned out and already started, I would have used this one.  It's kind of sad though.  If I had used this card I would be done with my cards by now!  Oh well!!  That's the way it goes!!!

This card has a fun layout too.  The card was cut on the short side of a full sheet of card stock (at 4-1/4") and then folded in half.  The front panel was cut at 2-1/8".  The front panel is made using Whisper White and Smoky Slate card stock.  The Smoky Slate was cut 3-1/4" x 4-1/4".  And the Whisper White piece was cut 3" x 4".  There is also a 3" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for your sentiment.  The two top panels were taped together and then taped to the left side of the card.  You may want to mark it before you tape it in place so you don't get tape everywhere.  I so often mess up making these cards. I tend to tape that whole stamped piece and then find out as I'm setting it in place that it is now stuck, not only to the front but also to the inside!  Yay me!!! LOL  This time I was mindful of what I was doing and I was able to just tape to the left side only!!!  Happy me!!!  

These were fun, easy, and SUPER quick to make!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Woodland Textured Lovely as a Tree Guy Greetings Masculine Birthday Card

Today's card was from the swap at Terri's Tuesday night.  This card was made by Tanya.  She used the "Woodland 3-D" technique.  I thought it was a fun technique.  Though I thought it took a long time to use the brown marker on the tree bark.  So I opted not to use this card in my swap.  Hind site, this technique didn't take as long to do as the Pop-up one I did.  

You can find the instructions for this fun technique here.  

I love the looks of this card.  What a perfect masculine card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Half Circle Pop-up Technique Birthday Card

Today I would like to share with you one of the cards I received in Terri's Technique Tuesday night swap.  I was in awe when I saw this card that Mary made.  It's absolutely stunning. It's one of those cards that make you feel good when you look at it.  I want to keep it but yet I should use it.  I don't know how that one is going to turn out!!! LOL

This is a fun card to make but it does take a little bit of time.  You  can find the instructions to do this technique here.  

I don't know what set the words are from, obviously I don't own it!!!

The decorative paper is from the "English Garden" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack. 

I think the base of the card is the new in color Mint Macaron.   With the colors of those flowers, there's lots of options for the color of the base of your card, if you don't have the Mint Macaron.  

I thought the flower on the inside was from the "Flower Shop" set but it's not.  It is probably with the set where the words came from.  But the "Flower Shop" set would too!

Give one of these cards a try!  They are fun if you are not making a bunch of them in one sitting!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Happy Scenes Half Circle Pop Up Technique Christmas Card

Today I am going to share with you the card I made for the swap tonight at Terri's Technique Tuesday night.  I like this technique but it sure is a lot of work and time.  Perhaps it's the theme I chose or I was slower than normal because the TV was on, I don't know.  I just thought 9 cards took a long time to make. When I make cards that take a lot of time, I always feel sand when I'm completing the last one and thinking I wished I would have made more.  But then I come back to reality and am happy that I'm done with the project!!!

For my card I used the "Happy Scenes" set, the Window die, Decorative Dots embossing folder, and the Seasons of Cheer decorative paper.  

I stamped the trees using Night of Navy.  I sprayed a mixture of distilled water and Marina Mist ink over the area, masking off the snow on the ground.  I glued it to the back of the window.  I set the window in place using Dimensionals.  

I textured the Night of Navy background and added a piece of decorative paper at the bottom.  I covered the seam with some ribbon.  Then I taped the piece onto a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

On the inside I worked the technique.  You can find the instructions for that technique here.  

I stamped some snowflakes from the "Happy Scenes" set on the inside panel.  And I also used the word "Peace" from the same set.

I liked making this card but I was really happy when I was done. I can't wait to share with you the swaps I get tonight!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, November 16, 2015

A Flurry of Wishes Christmas Card or Winter Card

Today I am going to share with you another card I had made at Terri's FABULOUS Christmas Stamp a Stack.  

This was a very fun card to make.  The photo does not do this card justice.  The decorative paper is from the "Home for Christmas" 12" x 12" paper pack.  It really does match the snowflakes but not in this photo!

The snowflakes are from the "Flurry of Wishes" set and they were stamped using Pool Party ink.  They were punched out and then set in place using Dimensionals.  

The background is the new "Softly Falling" texture folder.  It's SO pretty.  I don't have many current folders anymore, so I did have to order that one.  I hope it's in the new catalog!

I had fun making this card.  I even stamped on the inside of it, which is something I don't usually do!  When I was assembling my card, which is what I do last, after all the stamping, cutting, etc. is done.  I don't usually do the stamping on the inside because I often get the front put on upside down!!!  I did that later that evening on a different card!!  I didn't want to disappoint myself!!! LOL  I even stamped on the envelopes!!!  I was on a roll.  I had a great time and am looking forward to the next one in January!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Wetlands and Softly Falling Birthday Card

Today I needed to make birthday cards for my twin sister-in-laws.  I thought I would play with some scraps of decorative paper from the "English Garden" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I used the words from the "Wetlands" set and the "Softly Falling" embossing folder for the background.

This was such a super quick card to make.  I used a half sheet of Whisper White card stock for the background.  I added a layer of Rose Red and then the textured piece.

The flower panel was cut 4-1/4" x 1-3/4"  and the layer of Rose Red was cut 4-1/2" x 2".

The words are from the "Wetlands" set and punched out with the large oval punch.  The layer behind was done using the oval scalloped punch.  The layers were set in place using Dimensionals.

And that was it!  SO quick and super easy!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Sparkly Season and Oh, What Fun Christmas Card

I found this fun card at "Stampin' Pretty."  I thought it would be a fun card to make.  I actually had the image (because I stamped some extra before giving my sister her set back!!).  I had the decorative paper.  I didn't have the same words, though I really didn't want to make a think you type Christmas card.  

The base of this card is Cherry Cobbler.  Then a piece of Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, and the decorative paper from  the "Home for Christmas" set.  

I colored in the nutcracker and packages pretty much using the same colors and on the card I saw.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Oh, What Fun" set.  I stamped them using Mossy Meadow.

This was a fun card to make.  It did have lots of pieces to it but I didn't mind!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,