Saturday, April 2, 2016

Paper Pumpkin March 2016

Howdy Peeps! It's a windy, spring day here in the country so it's a good day to post my latest card from Stampin Up's March 2016 monthly card kit.

The card base [comes in the kit] is white with pretty blue splatters. I tried the new Ruffle fold with the patterned paper [also in the kit]. It looks complicated... but it's super easy. I embossed a piece of blue paper for the background behind the patterned paper, and the flowers were cut with Stampin Up!
Botanical Builders Framelits.

Well Peeps, that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

For info on the Stampin Up! monthly card kits click here.
For a video on the Ruffle fold see Patsy Waggoners blog Stamps to Die For click here.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Sky is the Limit

Good afternoon Peeps! Hope everyone out there in Blog Land is happy and healthy... it's beautiful today here in the country.

I have a fun card to share with you today... a slider card.

The turquoise card stock was stamped with the clouds and greeting first. Then I used the Dotted Swiss embossing folder, by Darice, to add the polka dots. The vintage airplane was stamped on a scrap of white card stock and then cut out by hand. All stamps are from the "Sky is the Limit" stamp set from Stampin Up.When you tilt the card from side to side the plane spins. A slider card is always fun to make and give, and my son enjoyed this one immensely.

Thanks so much for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

With Sympathy

I don't like making Sympathy cards, but it unfortunately has to be done. The part that I really don't like, more like hate, is that I've recently depleted my cards on hand. When I make them I tend to go simple and usually white on white. I used an embossing folder to get the raised center design, and added my stamping to the center. A simple silver bow was added and I called it done. My hope is that I won't have to start sending these out any time soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit! I always welcome comments.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Paper Pumpkin February 2016

February's Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin Up! included all the materials needed to make 9 greeting cards. I also got step by step instructions with pictures. The first picture shows the supplies in the kit. The first, second, and third cards follow the directions pretty closely. For the second and third I sponged around the edges of the cards with Marina Mist ink.

I like to see what I can create with the kit other than what the directions give. For the fourth and fifth cards I jazzed things up a bit. 

For this card I created a water color background using Blackberry Bliss [ink that's in the kit], and some Marina Mist ink. I matted the background on Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist card stock. The floral center piece is one of the card fronts that I cut up and matted on the same card stock as the background. I added some ink splatters and water splatters just for visual interest.

For the last card I used one of the card fronts that came with the kit and another piece of the floral card front for the banner. I used the same colors of card stock as the last card for the matting.

Thank you for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

It's Been A Long Time

Hi Peeps!

I know, it's been over a year since I posted anything. No, I didn't get abducted by aliens, or lost in Neverland... just busy putting my house up for sale, packing, putting belongings in storage, and moving out of state. So busy in fact... that something had to be put on hold, and unfortunately that was my crafting.

Now that I'm somewhat settled, and some boxes are unpacked [especially crafts] I can get back in the swing of things.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man Stripes

Good Morning Peeps!

As you may have noticed, moustaches are the rage right now. I've had this moustache dies/stamp set by HeroArts for a while and just got around to using it. [It's not as easy using a 'stache as you might think.] I seem to neglect masculine cards and decided it was time to solve that problem.

The DUDE and sentiment stamps are from Simon Says Stamp card kits. I fussy cut around the DUDE stamp to leave a small white edge to mimic the 'stache. I turned the sentiment into a banner, added 3 black liquid pearl dots for buttons, and called it done.

Not only did I get 4 cards from a leftover pieces of striped paper, but I finally found a way to use my moustache die/stamp set, and have masculine cards to send in to Operation Write Home! Now I call that a successful craft session.

My back porch swing is calling me so I'll say bye for now. Thank you for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monkey Time

Howdy Peeps! I tell you, sometimes my craft space becomes a bottomless pit... or land of the lost. Yup, that's what it is.

I had made a card similar to this a while back for a fun fold challenge. The fun fold wasn't anything to write home about [my humble opinion] because it used more card stock for the fold, and you could get the same effect without the extra step. I couldn't find the video for the fun fold, but no biggie as I wasn't going to use it anyway. But... I had extra paper because I liked it so much... but then lost it. [mumble, mumble] Fast forward to now, two months later... I found the paper and made more of these cards before I lost the paper again.

The monkey/blue & white dotted paper is a double sided piece. The front paper is cut 1" narrower [that would be 3 1/4"]. The left side of the front is a 1 1/4" strip of solid blue hand cut into fringe. I used a 3" scallop circle punch for the half circle on the right so part of the monkey would be showing. I also sponged brown along the edges.

The monkey on the inside is a builder punch by McGill, and the balloons are made with a Marvy paper punch. A couple of pieces of baker's twine, and a stamped sentiment later, I have a CASE card like the original - minus the fun fold. [The builder punch for the monkey has several small pieces/parts to make the monkey, and takes a little time... but the end result was worth it. Plus... I got the punch at 75% off so it's all good!]

Well, I going to get going. Maybe I'll find some more lost treasures in my craft space. Thank you for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!