Saturday, July 23, 2016

Birdie Birthday Card

Expanding on my stamp and die collection...You know when you find an image or die that you fall in love with?  This post is about using the other stamps/dies that came with it.  There is that satisfaction of finishing your project that came into your mind, when you chose to make that purchase.  That's a great feeling!  But thinking outside of the box for those other dies/stamps, that's a pretty good feeling also!  So this one uses a zig zag die that came with Sizzix Birds & Trees dies and stamps.  Also used Triplits Spring Birds from The Stamps of Life.  Was excited to find this pattern paper in a paper stack called Nana's Nursery Baby Boy that I bought some time ago at Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment is from the birds and trees in the link above using Palette French Lilac.  Crystal Stickles adds a bit of bling.  Of course I added some doodles and pearls that I had on hand.  Cardstock is from Michaels Recollections Collection.

Have a great day and show some love to your unused stamps and dies!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Congrats/Flower Card

I wanted to make a simple card using lots of stamping and this is what I ended up with.  My base for this card is one I seem to be using quite a bit these days - Sizzix Circle Flip-its in red cardstock. Most of my card making cardstock is purchased at Michaels in one of their Recollections packs.

The two different sized flowers from The Stamps of Life thanks2you set along with the sentiment on the back of the circle were all stamped in Tim Holtz Festive Berries.  The Congrats Circle Die really stands out of this card.  This particular die doesn't come with an outer circle so I just cut a slightly smaller 3" circle before cutting with my Sizzix Big Shot.  A bit of sheer ribbon and a black rivet completes the card.  Oh and don't forget the doodling.

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Box Birthday Card for my Bestie!

So for the first time, I believe, I had my best friends birthday card made up ahead of time!  Go me!  Did lots of stamping on this one. and tried out a new die as well.  I bought the Tim Holtz Celebration Words Thinlits Dies for both her and myself.  I had been on the lookout for these babies for a while but couldn't find them in the store.  Let's face it, purchasing items with a coupon is best, second best online. had them.

The base of this card was made using The Stamps of Life Box Card Die and all the flowers were made with flowerpower2fill stamp set and Flower Power Dies.  It really go together fast with the stamps and matching dies.  My ink choices are from The Stamps of Life:  Guava, Tangerine, Sea Glass and Palette:  French Lilac, Raw Sienna and Cote D'Azure.  I really like a bold sentiment and the happy birthday was a tiny bit bigger than the card base, so I cut 2 of them, one with Sizzix Adhesive Sheet on the back.  When I placed it on the base I used the extra sentiment to cover the sticky on the back.  The tiny ladybug came from Gift Card Flip-its Set from The Stamps of Life.

I also find that when using this box card die, you really need to use a strong adhesive. 

Have a great day and keep on crafting!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Baby Boy Shower Card

So this card is for a baby shower that I'm going to.  My best friends youngest daughter is having her first baby!  I'm sooooo excited!!!

The card base starts with Sizzix Cute As A Bug Step Up Framelits.  Then for the onesie I used Sizzix Oh Baby Triplits and popped up the teeny baby duck.  The metal embellies are from Making Memories charmed baby. Patterned paper is Deja Views Sharon Ann little ones collection.  Recollection card stock and Celebrate It 360 ribbon, both from Michaels finish this card off.

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Daddy's Day

I'm sure everyone out there is making Father's Day Cards for those special guys in our lives.  For those of you have Daddies in Heaven, my deepest sympathy!

Here's my Daddy's card. 

I love using my sizzix to make cards, especially those pop up ones.  This time I used Sizzix 657802 Card, Horizontal A2 w/Circle Label 3-D (pop-up) for the base.  Two colors of blue cardstock along with Recollections Turquoise Tiles PP help this one come together.  The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles are used both inside and out.  I also used Memory Box Mustache die.  For the DAD I used my Silhouette and chose the font Niagra Engraved.  For the inside sentiment JustRite All in the Family Large Sentiments using The Angel Company All American Blue ink.  A bit of ribbon and bling from Want2Scrap helps complete this card.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Trying Out More New Goodies from CKC - Art Impressions

Playing with Art Impressions Water color Stamps are a lot of fun.  The best part is there is loads of video's on You Tube showing just how easy it is!   The skinny on doing these super easy watercolors is using waterbased markers to color the stamp and beautifying it with a damp paint brush.  They recommend Marvy Markers but I have a rather large collection of Tombow Markers so I used those.  This is one of the stamp sets  I used along with this flower set and this foliage set.  Now I'm not going to tell you that this start up was cheap, but I definitely think it was worth the $$.  Watch the videos, scroll down on each product page.  You can also follow them on You Tube, and they have loads of samples on Pinterest.

I've been using The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies on most of my cards these days.  Looooove them!

The inside was made using this 3D Drop In with Scallop and this 3D Drop In Thinking of You.  Doodling around the scallop with my Gelly Roll sparkle pen.

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Using My New Stamps of Life Stamps and Dies

Still using my newly purchased stamps and dies from CKC and having a blast!

This card uses several sets, including bicycle2stamp, bicycle club die set, Sizzix Thinking of You 3D Drop Ins, Sizzix 3D Drop In Scallop, Stitched Rectangles and finally Mini Flower Dies.  Now, I already owned the 3D Scallop and Thinking of You Drop Ins.  Really love the Mini Flower Dies because there are just soooooo many and I do love using up scraps with tiny dies to have ready to go!

Here's the card,

You can't tell from the picture, but the white and lavender layers are raised with pop dots, including the sentiment.  The twine I used is pretty thick and this was the best way to keep it contained on the card.  Inside the card had a row of those Mini Flower Dies with a bit of Stickles in the center.  The bicycle has Glossy Accents on the frame and finally the flowers stamped on lavender was using Pixie Ink from The Stamps of Life