Monday, June 18, 2018

Cards in Envy - Feeling Blue and "Distressed"

Hello and welcome to a new card challenge for Cards in Envy. The theme is Feeling Blue or "Distressed". Create a cards with Distress inks and a lot of the color blue.

I didn't use any pattern paper for my card. Instead, I created the background using a MFT polka dot stamp and Distress inks. I used the same blue ink for my cute little monster. I love how the monster is waving hello thru the window. 


Background stamp - MFT
Image and sentiment stamps - MFT
Image die - MFT
Peek-a-Boo circle die - MFT
Inks - Ranger Distress Oxide and Reverse Confetti

Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day to Moo

After making all the Father's Day cards for a local retirement home, I realized I still needed to make a card for my husband. I decided to ink up the fun Hay There set from Lawn Fawn. My husband's not really a farm person, but I knew he'd still enjoy the card.


Sketch - MFT #368
Paper - Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid Chill collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched dies - MFT
Stitched hillside die - Lawn Fawn
Stitched sun dies - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti
Markers - Copic



Highlighted supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.

Lawn Fawn stamps - Hay There
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Hay There
Lawn Fawn stamps - Happy Happy Happy
Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack - Perfectly Plaid Chill
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
MFT Die-namics - Sentiment Label Strip
Tombow Xtreme tabs
Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh - Darling Dragonflies

I recently ordered some stamps and coordinating dies from Pretty Pink Posh. I've never used their stamps before, but fell in love with their June release. It's also fun that they are located in Washington state since that's where I live.

I decided to do a quick haul video showing some of the fun Pretty Pink Posh sets. But then I was so excited to use the Darling Dragonflies set, I decided to make a card as well. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



It was so fun creating a little scene for the sweet dragonflies. I used a sheet of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes 6x6 paper pad. I thought the lovely yellow color looked like a summer morning sky after the sunrise. And all the little dragonflies are just flying around happily enjoying a fresh new day.




Highlighted supplies
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Pretty Pink Posh - Darling Dragonflies stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh - Darling Dragonflies dies
Pretty Pink Posh - Everyday Greetings stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh - 4MM Metallic Gold Sequins
MFT Die-namics - Horizontal Collage Cover up
Lawn Fawn - Petite Paper Pack - Watercolor Wishes
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker - Glitter Clear
Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pink & Main Beach Bum - 51 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I recently used Pink & Main's Beach Babe paper collection to make cards. It just seemed right to use their Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad next. The paper collection has a similar look with all the fun graphic designs. Since the colors are very patriotic with a bit of tan mixed in, I decided to make Independence Day cards. Although, I did end up sneaking a couple of Father's Day cards in the mix. All of the Fourth of July cards will be given to a local retirement home.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 51 cards.


Because I made over 50 cards, the video is a bit longer than normal. The real time recording was about 7 hours not including any of my planning, prep, or die cutting time. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.



There are a lot of busy paper designs in this paper collection. To help balance out the cards, I used quite a bit of solid colored cardstock. I used 29 sheets of  8 1/2" x 11" and 6 sheets of  12" x 12" solid colored cardstock.

Cardstock colors (most of them)
Deep Navy - Coredinations
Oceanic - Coredinations
Light Ocean Blue - Color Mates
Embossed Night Water - Bazzill
Ruby - Coredinations


Here are close up pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Pink & Main's Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - MFT #366
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Stitched Mod Square dies - MFT
Large star die - Spellbinders
Small star die - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Small star die - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sketch - MFT #346
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Stitched background die - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Star brads - from stash
Bling - from stash




Sketch - MFT #261
Sentiment sticker - SRM
Stitched square die - Lil Inker Designs
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Star die - Lawn Fawn





Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched background die - Reverse Confetti
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Twine - from stash
Bling - from stash
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sketch - MFT #247
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched frame die - MFT
Star dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti





Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Brads - from stash
Ink - Reverse Confetti




Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Oval dies - Spellbinders
Embossed cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Reverse Confetti
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet




Sketch - MFT #294
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Star brads - from stash
Ink - Reverse Confetti



Squared Off Cover Panel die - Reverse Confetti
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Star dies - Paper Smooches
Ink - Reverse Confetti

Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
ATG tape refills from Tapejungle.com
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
Scor-Tape
Tombow Xtreme Tabs
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

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Highlighted supplies
Below are links to some of the products used in this post. These are affiliate links that will help me offset the costs of creating these cards.  When purchased through these links, I receive a small commission that does not affect the price you pay.  I appreciate your viewing my blog and the support you provide.

Pink & Main Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad
MFT Die-namics Stitched Mod Square STAX
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames
MFT Die-namics Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints #31
Spellbinders - Star dies
Spellbinders - Standard Circle dies Small
Spellbinders - Standard Circle dies Large
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Stitched Journal Card
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Scor Tape - 1 inch
Tombow Xtreme tabs
Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer


*All card sketch images used with permission.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Have a Magical Day - Lawn Fawn

I bought this fun Lawn Fawn background a while ago, but just haven't used it yet. After a friend showed me a card using the die, it inspired me to pull it out and create a fun little fairy scene. The sentiment on the inside of the card is 'Have a Magical Day'. I plan on giving this card to one of my nieces for their birthday.


Paper - Lawn Fawn - Watercolor Wishes collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Background dies - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Bayou Background
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape
Lawn Fawn - Fairy Friends stamps
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Fairy Friends
Lawn Fawn ink - Jet Black
Lawn Fawn - Petite Paper Pack - Watercolor Wishes
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker - Glitter Clear
Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cards in Envy - Let's Hear it for the Boys!

Hello and welcome to a new card challenge for Cards in Envy! The theme is Let's Hear it for the Boys! We want to see cards specifically for boys or men.


Paper - Authentique - Genuine collection
Stamp - Deep Red clingstamps
Banner die - American Crafts
Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Versafine


Be sure to check out the rest of the Cards in Envy design team's cards. I'd love for you to play along with our card challenge. Just remember to keep your card fairly flat so it fits nicely in an envelope.

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I appreciate your kindness and support! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Echo Park Simple Life Dots & Stripes - 26 cards from one 6x6 paper pad

I'm still trying to use up some older 6x6 paper pads from my craft stash. It would be really nice if I would use more older than newer 6x6's this year. Not sure if that will actually happen though since the paper companies keep making so many awesome paper collections. But I did manage to finish off the Simple Life Dots & Stripes collection from Echo Park. There is no video this time since I worked on the cards at my monthly craft get together. I kept the cards pretty simple by using only one card sketch. Then I used a retired MFT die for the rest.

I used my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial and one paper pad to make 26 cards.


I will be donating most of the cards to a local retirement home after including a handwritten message.




Sentiment and image stamps - MFT
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti






Diagonal Stitched Companion Cover Up die - MFT (It has been retired)
Image and sentiment stamps - MFT
Circle die - Spellbinders
Ink - Reverse Confetti

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Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer