Thursday, 25 April 2019

Six Floral & Butterfly Birthday Cards

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I really enjoy working 'assembly line' style and this older patterned paper from my stash inspired me to make a set of Birthday cards for my Mom's nursing home.

I mistakenly ordered a box of envelopes for 4 x 6" cards but they are a good size for my donation cards so these cards are all 4 x 6". This was also a good opportunity to use up some of this patterned paper that has been hanging around for so long I don't even like it anymore. But it's bright and cheery and I'm sure the residents won't even notice that the paper is not 'new and trendy'.

I added some punched and layered butterflies with a Nuvo Drop in the centre for shine.

I  don't like to give the nursing home too many similar cards in a month as I want the residents too feel special. So these ones are divided up into the 4 bags I have on the go at any given time. Once there are 25 cards in a bag each month, it's ready to be delivered.

Patterned paper - Diane Kappa, g.c.d.
White and red card stocks
Rectangle dies - Waffle Flower
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Word stamps - Taylored Expressions
Stitched Fishtail Banner die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Butterfly punches - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Card size - 4 x 6"

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Magical Pony Birthday Card

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I'm on the Your Next Stamp Blog today with a cute birthday card using several different YNS products. All the Your Next Stamp products are linked in the Supply List at the end of my post.

This Confetti Panel die is perfect for any celebration, and I die cut it here from white card stock. Before adhering it to a slightly smaller piece of the bright green card stock, I cut small squares of white glitter paper and adhered them on the back side over each of the star shaped openings. It's very subtle in the photos, but gives a lot of extra sparkle to the card in real life.

The stamped and cut out party pony was adhered to a Stitched Wavy Circle with foam tape, then the wavy circle was attached to the card front with an Action Wobble. I love how it bobs and wobbles around on the card. I white embossed the sentiment from a different YNS set onto one of the new Stitched Fishtail Banners and added that to the card with foam tape. Finally, I added a few sparkly Gumdrops!

Of course I also decorated the inside of the card. Another greeting was stamped onto the fishtail banner, I added a sweet pink Gumdrop and added a smaller stitched wavy circle as a place to write a message and sign.

I hope you will check out the Your Next Stamp Blog, and while you are there check out the latest challenge and play along.

Confetti Panel die - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Wavy Circle die - Your Next Stamp
Magical Ponies stamp set - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth Stamps (It's Your Birthday) - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Your Next Stamp
Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Winter Wonderland Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle Dies - Your Next Stamp
Whatnot Sentiments Set Thirteen - Your Next Stamp
Sakura white gel pen
Copic markers
Spectrum Noir Glitter pen
Glitter card stock - Stampin' Up
White charcoal pencil
Action Wobble
White and green card stocks
White embossing powder

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Sending Love and Hugs, Cactus Trifold Card

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A few weeks ago, Jennifer McGuire posted a video showing tri-fold window cards. This card was inspired by that video and I am inspired to make more of this type of card too.

The Cactus window card is one I've had in my stash for many years. I added a stamped banner and silhouette die cuts, then stamped the rest of the greeting right on the card. This is what the card looks like when it comes out of the envelope. You can see a couple of cactus peeking through the window.

When you open the card, you get the full view of those cactus, and see that they are in a pot.

Open the cactus panel to reveal where I can write my note. I used pretty patterned paper by Lynda Kanase and added another die cut cactus in the bottom right corner of the centre panel.

This one went into my stash, but as I said I look forward to make some more of these.

Cactus die cut window card - VERY old, from my stash
Patterned paper - Succulent Serenity, Lynda Kanase
Stitched Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black and white car stocks
Silhouette die and small cactus die - Craftin' Desert Diva's
Cactus & pot dies - Concord & 9th
Fishtail banner die - MFT Stamps
'Sending and Wishing' - Simon Says Stamps
Chameleon Fineliners

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Monday, 22 April 2019

Spring Shaker Cards

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Today I'm sharing a trio of cards I made using the Queen and Company "Bring on Spring" Shaker card kit. I love this kit so much!

The shaker cards are actually for the two of our Grands who are celebrating Passover. I didn't have any appropriate Passover images for them so thought Spring would work. They love shaker cards, so it's a win win. This first one is for two year old Alma, and I made hers with the tulip shaker.  The 'hello sunshine' was trimmed from a piece of Doodlebug patterned paper, and I added it because I call her my Sunshine. Whenever I see her, I say "Hello Sunshine" :-)

Ilai (age 4) is getting the carrot shaker card and I know he will get a big kick out of it.

Since I had everything out anyhow, and a scrap of the rainbow striped paper sitting on my stamping area I decided to see what the basket looked like cut from the rainbow paper. I didn't want to make a shaker and I was happy with it so cut a couple more carrots and some eggs and made a third card. This one is for Easter, rather than Passover.

I like the stamps that come with the Bring On Spring Shaker card kit, so used the words on the inside and added a stamped Peep too.

By the time I got the Shaker Card kit, my Easter cards for 2019 were already done. I will probably make a few more of these cute Easter Shaker cards and put them away for next year because I still want to play with the kit!

Stitched Rectangle dies - Your Next Stamp
Patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs and Queen & Company
Rainbow striped paper - Echo Park
'Bring On Spring' Shaker Card Kit - Queen and Company
Green, white and blue card stocks
Sakura white gel pen
Fishtail banner dies - Your Next Stamp
White Peel-off border sticker - Stamp On It
Black marker
Tombow Markers
Cloud stencil - MFT Stamps
Stitched mini scalloped rectangle - MFT Stamps
Peep stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Winter Wonderland Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Spring Lamb Card

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When this sweet stamp set was released by Pink and Main awhile ago, it jumped right onto my Wish List. While it's a great set for Easter, I loved it because it can work well beyond Easter and Spring. I also loved it because my Mom loves lambs and I was thinking of her.

See that tiny pink heart below the banner? It is the fallaway piece from Karen Burniston's heart glasses in the Tiny Accessories die set. It was the perfect size! I did all the colouring with Chameleon markers - both the Color Tones and the Color Tops. I am really enjoying these alcohol markers!

Notice the handwritten greeting on the banner ... how it goes from blue to green. That was done with a SINGLE fineline marker, by swapping the top of the green marker with a blue one for a few seconds. These are COMING SOON water based fine line markers by Chameleon that are just brilliant. I was lucky enough to get to put them through their paces, and I just adored using them. I will share more information on when these will be available as soon as I get word from Chameleon.

I used the same markers to write the note inside. A single marker did this multi-coloured writing, without having to switch colours or tops. You can add up to FOUR different tops to your marker to infuse the tip with the colour - then you just start writing and watch the magic as the colour blends and changes.

The colours in this card just make me happy.

Stamps - Sketched Easter, Pink & Main
Neenah white card stock
Chameleon Color Tone Markers
Chameleon Color Tops
Chameleon Fineliners
Spectrum Noir glitter pen
Sakura gel pen
Blue, white and yellow card stocks
Stitched mini scallop oval die - MFT Stamps
1045 Outdoor Scene - Karen Burniston
Sakura black glaze pen
Stitched mini scallop rectangle die - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Doodlebug Design
1076 Tiny Accessories (heart glasses) - Karen Burniston

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Saturday, 20 April 2019

C4C480 Sketch Card Duo

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It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blogour April hostess is Rebecca Ednie and please welcome our Guest Designer  Cindy Lawrence. Rebecca has a sketch for us this week:

Such a pretty sketch! I used the Sunburst Panel Die by Your Next Stamp, die cutting it from a floral printed card stock. I saved all the fall-away pieces to use on a second card, then popped this one up on a white card base with foam tape.

I really like Lynda Kanase's Spring Things die set, so used it again here. I stamped a greeting from Your Next Stamp onto the label in the Spring Things die set. The green card stock was a gift from a friend, it has a lovely pearlized finish. I added some black Nuvo Drops around as well.

Inside I added a floral panel mat and a black border peel-off. This card is one I sent to my Mom, and i wrote her a note on the white panel.

Below you can see the second card I made with the fall-away pieces from the Sunburst Panel Die.

I cut the Sunburst panel again from white card stock and added the floral pieces to that. Then the whole panel was added to a white card with fun foam. I added punched butterflies, black Nuvo Drops, and the stamped greeting with the die cut 'MAGICAL', which is from Pink and Main.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C480.

Sunburst Panel Die - Your Next Stamp
Patterned A2 card - the Paper Studio
Spring Things - Lynda Kanase
Whatnot Sentiments 4 - Your Next Stamp
White, pink card stocks
Black glossy card stock - recycled packaging
Green pearl card stock - Papertrey Ink
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Magical stamps and dies - Pink and Main
Butterfly punches - Stampin' Up
Fun foam
Inside stamp - Papertrey Ink
Peel-Off's - Stamp On It

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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Your Next Stamp 'Fun Friday Challenge #112'

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Today I'm playing along with the Fun Friday Challenge #112 at Your Next Stamp.  The challenge runs through midnight EST May 2nd and a lucky commenter will win a gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store! You can also comment to win a free stamp set on the Your Next Stamp Blog, Instagram and Facebook - but those comments need to be left by April 24th with the winner being announced on April 26th. Two chances to win!! Check out the Your Next Stamp Blog for all the details.

The challenge is 'Clean and Simple' - which for me is quite the challenge. I knew I wanted to pair the new Photo Booth Thumbs Up stamps with the Photo Booth Polaroid Frame, so this is what I came up with.

OMGosh, aren't those critters just too much fun? They were stamped with YNS Black Olive Ink, die cut with the coordinating die then coloured with Chameleon markers. The eyes and nose are shiny because of a black glaze pen. I die cut the smallest Stitched Fishtail Banner three times from bright card stock and layered everything towards the top of my white card base.

A few coordinating Gumdrops were added to the bottom right corner.

I like to decorate the inside of my cards as well, so white embossed the words 'LAUGH' and 'BE SILLY' from the Photo Booth stamp set on a green Stitched Wavy Circle die cut. I stamped 'It's Your Birthday' on the smallest Stitched Fishtail Banner and popped it up with foam tape.

I save every little piece of this pretty striped patterned paper and a little snippet was sitting on my stamping table from a different project. So I added it on the right edge of the Stitched Fishtail Banner for an additional pop of colour.

I hope you will stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog and leave a comment so you have a chance to win, and also play along with the Fun Friday #112 Clean And Simple Challenge for another chance to win!

White, orange, green, and teal card stocks
Photo Booth Thumbs Up stamp and die set - Your Next Stamp
Black Olive ink - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth Polaroid die - Your Next Stamp
Tropical Paradise Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Wavy Circle dies - Your Next Stamp
Photo Booth stamps for inside words  - Your Next Stamp
Chameleon Colortone markers
Sakura black glaze pen
Sakura white gel pen
Fun foam
Spectrum Noir Glitter pen
White embossing powder
Scrap of patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs

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