a friend sings your heart’s song

Ashley card making, handmade cards 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Ashley here today sharing this pretty butterfly card. This is the Heart Song stamp set and these butterflies are so pretty!

I chose to use pink and purple heat embossing on two of the butterflies from this stamp set. I love all the detail in these stamps.

My sentiment is an ultra fine gold embossing powder.

If you’re looking for more butterfly inspiration, check out this card by Steph.

A flower a day…

Kelly Blog 1 Comment

 

…makes me crazy. I can’t get into coloring them. And I’m allergic. But that doesn’t mean I dislike GETTING flowers. I just don’t want to have to get them for myself.

Did I mention I don’t like Valentine’s Day. Uh, yeah!

I like the doubled perforation on this card. I think it finished things off nicely.

It’s a keeper!

You’re So Sweet Thank You ( Donuts 5135 ) Skipping Stones Designs 1-23-18

Lisa card making, Design Team 0 Comments

Hi everyone and welcome back, I am Lisa and it seems that everyone is trying to go on a diet for the New Year so today I am going to temp you with this Donut Stamps from Skipping Stones Designs.  This is a very easy card to make and I have use a ( You’re so Sweet! Thank You ) sentiment.

 

The Card base is 4 x 5.50.  The top layer is 3.75 x 5.25.
For the Sentiment I used a banner flag and adhered with foam tap.

 

I colored the Donut with Spectrum Noir Markers

 

 

I added some embellishments from my stash.

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for joining me if you have any questions please let me know and Happy Crafting.

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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!