Saturday, May 28, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Three

Welcome to the third post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

I really wanted to use some large stamp images, so I chose this sketch from Operation Write Home. All Operation Write Home sketches include measurements.



I made 4 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Operation Write Home #49, Barn stamp - Inkadinkado, Lighthouse stamp - Impression Obsession Inc., Sentiment stamp - Avery Elle, Banner die cuts - American Crafts and Paper Smooches, Ink - Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brads - The Eyelet Outlet

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part Two

Welcome to the second post in my latest 6x6 Series. I'm using Authentique's Durable  6x6 paper pad to make cards. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

For my card today, I used a sketch from Mojo Monday. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out the measurements for A2 size cards.


I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Mojo Monday #440, Stamp - Reverse Confetti, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Ink - Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brads - from stash

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*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Authentique's Durable - Part One

I've noticed that I tend to buy 6x6 paper pads from only a few different companies. I definitely have my favorites. But once in a while, I go outside of my comfort zone and buy something different. For my most recent 6x6 Series, I selected a masculine paper collection from Authentique called Durable. I'm using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make cards.

The first sketch I chose is from i(heart) sketches. I do not design sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.


I made 2 cards using this sketch.


Sketch - i (heart) sketches #92, Stamp - Deep Red cling stamps, Ink - Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Bling - from stash

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*Card sketch image used with permission from i (heart) sketches.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thanks Bunches

A friend recently invited me to a Salad-in-a-Jar party. All the guests brought a couple different salad ingredients and five quart-size mason jars. Everyone filled their jars with their choice of ingredients. At the end of the party, we all went home with a week's worth of fresh and healthy lunches. How perfect! Plus it was fun to try foods I wouldn't have ever thought to put in a salad.

Here's a picture of all our finished salads. Yummy!



This Paper Smooches stamp set came into mind when I was making a thank you card for my friend. I paper pieced the darling carrot and used some fun faux stitch die cuts.


I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the leaves of the carrot for just a little sparkle.


Paper - Echo Park - Dots & Stripes collection
Stitched scalloped die cut - My Favorite Things
Stitched peek-a-boo window die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamps - Paper Smooches
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Ink - Memento
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Congrats Graduates!

I know several kids that will be graduating from high school next month. Graduation cards aren't a common theme for me to make, so it's been fun working on those.




Paper - Doodlebug - The Graduates collection
Sentiment die cut - Lawn Fawn
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Brads - from stash
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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*Card sketch image used with permission from i(heart) sketches.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sketch Saturday sketch #311

I'm still working on birthday cards. After June, I'll only need a handful until fall. 


Paper - My Mind's Eye - On the Bright Side collection
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Stitched rounded square die cut - My Favorite Things
Border die cut - Paper Smooches
Flower die cuts - The Stamps of Life
Ink - Versafine
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Bling - from stash

I used a Sketch Saturday card sketch. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out the measurements for an A2 size card.


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*Sketch Saturday image used with permission.

Friday, May 13, 2016

So Thankful for You

My daughter just LOVES giraffes. So she is the reason I purchased this cute MFT stamp set. I rarely color images for my cards. But I couldn't resist coloring a couple of these cute creatures with some colored pencils. I kept the card very simple with the animals as the focal point.


Stitched peek-a-boo window die cut - My Favorite Things
Animal stamps - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Lawn Fawn
Crayola colored pencils
Ink - Memento
Tombow powertabs

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