Monday, June 30, 2014

Slice of July 4th Card


Thanks to Nancy that told me these dies are very easy to use and put your card together -- she is right and it is a good deal as it is a die set with 9 dies --- here is my card:


Just bought this Sizzix die set "Card, Triple Fancy Frame Flip-Its" die set and I decided to make a card for the 4th of July. My card stock base is navy blue, white is GP, and the stripe is from Pebbles in a 6 x 6 pad of papers "Americana".  For the stars embossing folder I used a Stars folder by Craft Concepts.

For the "u s a" letters I used a piece of stars card stock by Pebbles and cut out the letters using my Slice machine.  Put the letters on the three tabs the dies cut on the card using a glue pen. For the red, white, and blue stars I used the Stars 'punch all over the page' by M Stewart d scrap card stock.

Inside the card I put a little greeting:


Just typed this up on the computer and printed it out onto white/GP card stock and used the smaller dies in the die set and cut that out using the Cuttlebug. My stamped greeting is on the back side of the card.

This die set has 9 dies and it all goes together well --- Sizzix makes others shapes as well so it is not just this one style. Thanks again to Nancy as this card went together quickly and the dies release the cut pieces with no problems. TFL and YOLO


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Patriotic Stars Cards


This card is on a card stock base of navy blue, with white by GP, and the red is from Mikes. Used the Stars embossing folder by QuicKutz to emboss the red piece. Cut the stars out using scrap card stocks and I used the Little B stars die set. The "America" greeting is a stamp from Hambo Stamps and the actual stamp reads
"God Bless America". I used a navy marker and coloured the America on the stamp and stamped that onto scrap white card stock. Cut that banner out using one of the dies from the SU Bitty Banners die set. The red button is from the button jar and the twine is from the stash. Here is a better photo of the embossing on the red card stock:


This next card I also used the Little B stars die set:


For this card I cut and scored the navy card stock base.  Used a star die from Little B to cut the star out of the front of the card. Then used that die and a larger die to cut out the star printed card stock 'frame' for my star shaped 'window' on the card front. Put the 'frame' piece on the card front using a glue pen. Cut the size of the flag printed card stock for the inside of the card and put that in the card using the ATG.

For the greeting "God Bless America" I used a stamp from Hambo Stamps. The banner is from Impression Obsession. I cut out the banner and then stamped my greeting on the banner using red ink. Added a button and twine and the card is done.Here is a closer photo of the front of the card:



 Both the flag printed card stock and the stars printed card stock are from a pad of card stock from Pebbles. TFL and YOLO

Rustic Wreath Card


Card stock base is SU Crumb Cake, flag printed card stock is from a pack of paper by Pebbles, white is GP. I used my new Close To My Heart stamp set Remarkable Wreath for the wreath. Using brown ink I stamped the wreath stamp onto the white/GP card stock -- then inked the stamp again and I turned the stamp and stamped it over the first wreath and then did this a third time -- each time turning the stamp and then stamping. This gives the wreath a fuller look.

Using the July Fourth stamp set from SU I stamped the 4th of July greeting below the wreath. Set this aside. Cut and scored my Crumb Cake card stock base, cut my printed flag card stock to the size I wanted for the card front, and then cut the stamped white/GP piece to fit on the card front. Using brown ink I sponged the edges of my stamped white/GP piece. Put the card pieces together using the ATG.

Using the bow stamp from the wreath stamp set I stamped a bow on the wreath and added a brown crystal to the center of that for a little sparkle. Simple card to put together. LOVE this stamp set --- each image is clear and it stamps well.  TFL and YOLO

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wreath for July 4th Card


Card stock base is navy blue, white is GP, and the front of the card is SU Crumb Cake. Used my new Close To My Heart stamp set Remarkable Wreath to make the wreath for this patriotic card.

I stamped the wreath base stamp on the Crumb Cake card stock using SU Close to Cocoa ink. Then I used the berries stamp and stamped that on top of the stamped wreath using SU Real Red ink. Then I stamped the berries stamp on top of the red berries using SU Brilliant Blue ink. Since I wanted the berries to be red, white, and blue I knew if I used white ink to stamp the berries stamp that it would not work and have the berries be white if they were over the red and blue. So instead of using ink I used a White Out correction pen by Bic to make my white dots for the white berries:


Remember if you should use a white out pen to allow a little time for that to dry before you handle your piece. For the greeting "Happy Fourth of July" I used a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps and I used a marker for that and the 'huff' method so that I would only use the words on the stamp. Here is what the actual stamp looks like:


I just wanted to use the words on the stamps and not the fireworks. Once I had the greeting stamped on the card front I used the SU Brilliant Blue and stamped the bow stamp from this stamp set onto my wreath and added a clear crystal from the stash for some sparkle on the bow.

This card would also look good on a red card stock base with a red bow on the wreath for July 4th.

This is a really nice stamp set and the set comes with a berries stamp, a flower stamp, a leaves stamp as well as worded banner stamps so it is very versatile and worth the money. Lots of use ahead for this set for sure. TFL and YOLO

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Poinsettia Pillow Box


Pillow Box was cut out using a Sizzix die and then used the new-to-me Sizzix Medallions embossing folder. Added ribbon, a button with twine, and the box was closed.

Wanted a poinsettia on the front of this box for holiday treats but all my poinsettia dies or punches are too large for a pillow box treat holder. So I used the ornament punch from SU Merry Minis die set and punched out 6 red ornaments and 6 green ornaments and made the poinsettia. Then used gold Shimmer Mist to spray on that to give it some shine -- for the center of the poinsettia I used the star punch from that punch set. Added a gold bead to the center of the poinsettia for some sparkle.  Here is a closer photo of the poinsettia:


Cute idea to use the ornament punch for a smaller poinsettia -- thanks to whomever it orginated with.  TFL and YOLO

B00 Bag


Sorry about the blurrrrrr. Made up a B00 Bag for Halloween --- it is a pillow box cut from SU black card stock. Used an oval punch for the oval opening for the 'handle' and tied yarn on that. Used scrap striped card stock for the belly band around the pillow box. Here are photos to show how to get the 'handle' at one end:

Cut out the pillow box shape. Punch out an oval from scrap card stock. Form your pillow box and put the white oval on the front of the pillow box. Punch over the white oval and that will give you the 'handle':



Form your pillow box and fill with paper shred and candy treats. The "Beware" label I made using the stamp set Halloween Bash that I bought last weekend at a garage sale. Used a label punch from SU for the order checked label:


Added orange crystals to the label piece and put it on the front of the pillow box using pop dots. TFL and YOLO

Wreath for July 4th --


Been busy working and sewing --- here is the 4th of July Pillows wreath I made --- now back to the craft room today as Nascar is on so DH and puppy will be busy with that -- happy me.... TFL

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sympathy Card


Had to make another sympathy card for someone --- Card stock base is SU Cool Caribbean, light blue is Close To My Heart, white is 110# weight card stock from Mikes. Used three distress inks for the left front side of the card -- bottom is Tumbled Glass, then Peacock Feathers, and the top is Evergreen Bough. The flower stamp is by Gina K Designs from the Comfort and Peace stamp set. The "Sharing in your Sorrow" is from the Gina K Design stamp set Stately Flowers 2. Used SU Cool Caribbean ink for the flower and the greeting.

Cut out the flower using the Classic Ovals die set from Spellbinders. Left the die cut flower piece in the die and sponged SU Cool Caribbean over that and then took it out of the die -- this give the white border around the stamped/sponged piece:


Added pearls to the center of the flowers and those are from M Stewart. The floral oval is on the card front using pop dots for dimension. TFL and YOLO