a note to say thanks

Ashley Blog 0 Comments

Hello, Ashley here today! I have a card today using the Heart Song stamp set,  which is a fun set with several sentiments that makes this super versatile. Love that!

I used some fun pink and white marbled embossing powder for my butterfly and fussy cut it. Then I used the music stamp and a fine white detail embossing powder on the base of my card. I wanted to ground my sentiment but not have the music be the focal point of the card. Next, I used a light pink distress ink over the top of my white embossing powder for a little added detail. This ink resists the embossing powder and helps the white stand out. Again, not taking away from my sentiment or my butterfly.

Do you like it?

Fall in Chocolate

Stephanie Blog, card making 0 Comments

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and since we are getting close to Valentine’s Day, I’ve used Chocolate Volume 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love chocolate and strawberries?

I created an embossed background for the card using a Valentine’s Day embossing folder.

After coloring the strawberries, I fussy cut them and added them to the card.  The top one was placed on foam adhesives for dimension.

The phrase was matted and add in the corner.

Finally I matted the panel with brown cardstock and added it to my card.

They look almost good enough to eat don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

A Head Start on Valentines!

Esther Blog 0 Comments

Welcome back, so happy you’re here. I am sharing a Valentine’s Day Card today. I just love the season of love! An early start for this “Holiday” is mandatory every year.  I just love the little chocolates in this set. additionally who doesn’t want to fall into Chocolate 🙂 You might remember me mentioning that I love to use layers and this card was not the exception. There’s 7 layers on this card. It’s does cost more money to ship but I do not  mind, the 3D effect is super fun.

In this card I used Doilies, Chocolate V2, Glitter paper & lots of Chocolate, HeHeHe! I used them as props and I am not sure how they all disappeared 🙂 Below you will find the stamp set I used.

I warned you about the layers. If you are interested in seeing more of my projects you can check out my blog. Scrappin Hard.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

That’s right; get all matchy-matchy!

Kelly Blog 0 Comments

My card du jour comes courtesy of Skipping Stones Design “Funderwear” set.  I colored my images with Copic markers and fussy cut the bra and panties.

I have a secret to share, though.  Matching bras and panties?  Nope.  I’ve gone commando since I was in high school.

​But I can appreciate the sentiment!

Just a Note to Say (Skipping Stone Designs) 1/2/18

Lisa card making, Design Team 0 Comments

Happy New Year everyone!!!!! Welcome back this is Lisa and I am going to do a Birthday card.  I am using a Butterfly Stamp and a Sentiment from Skipping Stone Designs called Heart Song.  I used my Cricut to help out with this card just a little, because this is a digital file and it is very easy to use your Cricut.

I cut two of the big Butterfly for a shadow effect.
I used the Cricut to take the music notes and Duplicated them to fill the page.  This is the top layer to the base of the card.  This measures 3.75 x 5.25.  The base of the card will be 4.00 x 5.50.
I wanted to use a very lite color to sponge across the whole top layer of the card.  I wanted an antique look because I am adding the Rose gold Metallic Luster.

 

I took my finger and put the Luster only on the edge of the butterflies.
I also took some of the Luster Dust and applied to the Sentiment, it will go on very dark, so just take a baby wipe and take of enough so you can read the words.
I added my 1st layer to the base with foam tape.  I then put on some sparkly ribbon from my stash with tacky glue.  I put the 1st Butterfly down with tacky glue for the shadow then with foam tape I put the other larger Butterfly on top  I then added the smaller Butterfly with some blue pearls and the Sentiment ( Just a Note to say Happy Birthday ).

 

 

 

 

The lighter color gives the card such a classic look that I just Love.  If you have any questions please let me know, and as always Happy Crafting and Hope this New Year goes Great and you accomplish everything you want to.

 

Grand Christmas Exhibition

Debra Davison Blog 0 Comments

Deb here with a last minute Christmas card — because I’m sure I’m not the only one sending a few stragglers a bit late.  I’ve made  several non-traditional holiday cards this year – and here’s another. No red/green color scheme, no cutesy Christmas images.  More of a vintage feel to this one.  I hope you like it .

Grand Christmas Exhibition

 

  • On a kraft card base, I adhered a piece of  patterned paper from the Winter Wonderland  pad from AC Moore.
  • A piece of ephemera from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Pack was placed at an angle on top of the patterned paper.
  • The coffee cup from Coffee Volume #2 was stamped on several different patterned papers, also  from the Winter Wonderland pad. I used Memories India Black ink.
  • The cup, flower and leaves were all fussy-cut then paper-pieced together.
  • Tombow Adhesives were used to adhere all elements – MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and the Permanent Adhesive Runner.
  • I placed light green crystals on 3 corners of the Grand Christmas Exhibition ephemera.
  • The stem on the coffee cup was highlighted with a Faber-Castell PITT Artist pen and also  some gold glitter.was placed on the flower.
  • Tombow Foam Tabs were used to pop up the coffee cup on the bottom left side of the card.

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday filled with everything you love and that you took some time to nurture your creative side. I’m planning on making a Christmas card each week of 2018 so I am caught up when the holiday rolls around again.

 

Coffee  -Volume #2

 

 

congratulations on your news!

Ashley card making, handmade cards 0 Comments

Hello! Ashley here today, sharing a new card!

I made this card using the Cupcake Cutie stamp set . This is not just a birthday stamp set – this sentiment I used today is for a congratulations card.

I chose a stencil that reminded me of sprinkles and used distress ink blending to create the background. Then I printed my digital cupcake stamp and fussy cut it onto some patterned papers. The sentiment was printed directly onto the card. I adhered the cupcake with foam adhesive so it stands out a little bit.

Now I’m craving cupcakes!

Christmas Star ( SSD ) December 19, 17

Lisa Blog 0 Comments

Hi everyone this is Lisa how is the Christmas Shopping going?  Are you Done? Hope so because we sure are running out of time.  This week I did get this Christmas Swirl 2 Card finished and wanted to share with you.

 

 

I used my Cricut  to help with this card.  I wanted to do the back ground as one of the layers filled with stars.

 

Using your Cricut is very easy.  You just upload your image into your Cricut program and duplicate images, you can also make the images any size.  This works great if you have the digi file.  If you would like to do this with a stamp set that you have just stamp out on paper and scan into you computer, you will need to make the file a jep. file for the cricut.

 

With the big star I covered it with Metallic Lustre .  Now you can get this in different metal colors.  I love it.  It can also be used on the edge of cards to give it an aged look.

 

I took the base of the card that has the stars on it and gave it some color.  I used Stampin up Green ink pad.  I had to stay lite with this because I want the main focus to be the Rose Gold Star.

 

 

Now when I started with the big star I was just going to do in red ink but I changed my mind because it did not stand out enough, so I used the Rose Gold Metallic Lustre, I think it looks much better and more like a star that you would put on your Christmas Tree.

 

 

 

I took some Gold and White string and wrapped around the star and tied a into a Bow.

 

 

I put the sentiment up at the top with Double sided Foam.

 

I then added the star with Double sided Foam and put a couple of pearl for embellishment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card, if you have any questions please let me know.   I also want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and be safe. Happy Crafting.

If you teach a man to fish…

Ashley card making, handmade cards 0 Comments

Hi friends! Ashley here today, sharing a card I made this card using The Fisherman stamp set. It isn’t in the store currently, but check back!

I am using the digital version of this stamp set, so I printed the sentiment onto my background cardstock. Then I colored the cooler of beer with my Copic markers and fussy cut it.

I used distress ink blending to color my clouds, which are from a Hero Arts stencil. Then I fussy cut those and attached them to my card with foam adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Musical Bird

Stephanie card making, Design Team 0 Comments

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I’ve used the Heartsong Stamp Set.
 I’ve always loved the phrase with this set as it is so true.  I cut apart several elements from the stamp set, inking and matting each element with cardstock.  I colored the bird with Copic Markers and also fussy cut it.

I created a card from green cardstock and a dotted panel.  I added a scalloped die cut to the card then grouped the stamped elements together on the scalloped die cut.
Thanks for stopping by.
Steph