Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wishing you Sunshine

There are so many people sick lately with all kinds of different bugs. My family, including myself, have not been able to escape the yucky viruses. Currently, we are all on the mend though. But several of my friends are still sick, so I figured I'd make a few more encouraging cards to send out. I used another fun quilt die from Gina Marie Design Dies. 




Paper - Pink Paislee - Indigo Bleu
Quilt die cut - Gina Marie Design Dies
Small circle die cut - My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Ranger
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sprinkled with Love

Happy Valentine's Day! I used a Mojo Monday sketch to make a card for my husband. I thought it would be fun to do a non-traditional valentine card this year.




Paper - Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka, Mon Amie collection
Ice cream cone die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Banner die cut - Reverse Confetti
Sprinkles die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Darice
Ink - Versafine
Glossy Accents

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Birthday - with Brusho

A friend of mine recently let me borrow her MFT background die cut. Since her birthday is this month, I thought it would be fun to use her die cut for her birthday card. I used Brusho watercolor powders to create the background and the paper for the balloon die cuts. I love the look you can create using the Brusho paints.



Brusho watercolor powders
Watercolor paper - Tim Holtz Ranger Distress
Jumbo Dot Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die cut - My Favorite Things
Balloon die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Small star die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
Ink - Versafine
Glossy Accents

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

From the Heart card challenge

My card today is in honor of an amazing card-maker who recently left this world after battling cancer for almost 2 years. Denise Gray was such an inspiration to everyone. She remained positive throughout all her treatments and gave encouragement to those around her. She will be missed by so many.

The Cards in Envy blog, which Denise co-hosted, is currently doing a From the Heart card challenge in dedication of Denise. My card has been mailed out to her family with my condolences. It's always a sad day to lose a fellow card maker, but I'm so grateful she is no longer suffering.


Brusho watercolor powder
Watercolor paper - Tim Holtz Ranger Distress
Jumbo Dot Background die cut - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Ink - Versafine

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Monday, February 8, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Final Post

Welcome to the tenth, and final, post of my 6x6 Series. I used one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and didn't stop until it was all gone. (Or at least reduced to a handful of scraps.) If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE

I combined the last 3 card designs in this final post so I could end the series at an even 10 posts. I used another Mojo Monday sketch, simply because I just love their sketches.


I made a total of 5 cards using this sketch and a variety of pattern papers.





Paper - Lily Bee Design
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Stitched square and circle die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Stitched rectangle die cut - My Favorite Things
Bow die cut - Paper Smooches
Ink - Versafine
Glossy Accents

I didn't follow a sketch for this card since I used a My Favorite Things background die cut. I used the last of my long scraps to make this one card.



Snowdrifts cover up die cut - My Favorite Things
Fox stamp - Paper Smooches
Sentiment die cut - Reverse Confetti
Banner die cut - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Versafine and Memento
Crayola colored pencils
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Sequins - from stash

With only small scraps left, I finished off the paper pad using an Operation Write Home sketch. I made 2 similar cards using this sketch.



Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched scallop circles - My Favorite Things
Circle Die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Scalloped border die cut - My Favorite Things
Small Flower die cut - The Stamps of Life
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Ink - Versafine
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Here are the few scraps I had left over.


And here's the full lot of 52 cards made using one 6x6 paper pad. Definitely a much higher number of cards than my usual amount, but that is due to using a single sided 36-sheet 6x6 paper pad.


I hope my 6x6 Series inspires you to create your own cards using a 6x6 paper pad.

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*All card sketch images used with permission.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Nine

Welcome to the ninth post in my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

I'm using another sketch from Reverse Confetti. I love layers on a card and Reverse Confetti sketches are full of layers. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out measurements for an A2 size card.


I made a total of 6 cards using this sketch and different papers.






Paper - Lily Bee Design
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs
Stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Flower die cut - The Stamps of Life
Border die cuts - Lawn Fawn and Paper Smoochesj
Ink - Versafine
Pearl pen - Viva Decor

The current card total is 44 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Eight

Welcome to the eighth post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

Today's sketch is another one from My Favorite Things. Some of their sketches are designed to use specific MFT die cuts, like the stitched frame. But you can always just cut a similar piece without the die cut. I'm a die cut fan, and do own this stitched frame set.


I made 2 similar cards using this sketch.


Paper - Lily Bee Design
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Stitched rectangle frame die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Versafine and Memento
Crayola colored pencils
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Pearl pen - Viva Decor

I made 2 similar cards using this sketch.


Stamps - Lawn Fawn

This was the last full sheet in the 6x6, so I could only make one of this card.


The current card total is 38 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.



Friday, February 5, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Seven

Welcome to the seventh post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

Today's sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches. I love their clean sketch designs. It allows the option of keeping your card simple or adding extra elements to make your card unique. I do not design sketches, but I do figure out measurements for A2 size cards.


I made a total of 4 similar cards using this sketch.


Paper - Lily Bee Design
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink - Versafine
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

I made a total of 2 similar cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Flower die cuts - The Stamps of Life

I made a total of 4 similar cards using this sketch.


Stamp - Technique Tuesday - Ali Edwards

The current card total is 33 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Six

Welcome to the sixth post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

I did not use a sketch for my cards today. I am a HUGE fan of all the new stitched quilt die cuts. They are a little time consuming, but so easy to use. And the end results always look so amazing. The technique I like to use is cutting out the quilt frame (the black piece on my cards) and then applying Scor-Tape on the back side. The front side of the frame then has the sticky tape exposed. Then I just piece the quilt back together. I also tend to use 3 different papers for my quilts, so I can make 3 slightly different cards.

I made 2 of each design using the quilt die cut.




Paper - Lily Bee Design
Quilt die cut - Gina Marie Design Dies
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Star die cuts - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Verafine
Glossy Accents

Here's a close up of the sentiment. I used Glossy Accents on the stars and added small dots around the sentiment.


The current card total is 23 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Five

Welcome to the fifth post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

Today's sketch is from My Favorite Things. They're not only a company that makes fun stamps and die cuts, but their blog also provides lots of inspiration and card sketches. Since MFT sketches don't provide measurements, I simply figure them out on my own.


I made 2 similar cards using this sketch. 


 


Paper - Lily Bee Design - Buttercup
Camera stamp - Paper Smooches
Sentiment stamp - The Stamps of Life
Stitched square die cut - My Favorite Things
Ink - Ranger
Crayola colored pencil
Wink of Stella glitter pens
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor
Bling - from stash

Here's the continued sentiment on the inside of the card. I decided it needed a little extra decorating.


Stamps - The Stamps of Life

The current card total is 17 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.

Monday, February 1, 2016

6x6 Blog Post Series - Part Four

Welcome to the fourth post of my 6x6 Series. I'm using one 6x6 paper pad to make cards and won't stop until it's all gone. If you're new to my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial, check it out HERE.

Today's sketch is from Sketch Saturday. They have been providing card sketches for many years and have a wonderful assortment. It's one of my favorite sketch sites. I do not design card sketches, but I do figure out measurements that work for an A2 size card.


I made 3 similar cards using this sketch.


Sketch - Sketch Saturday #393
Paper - Lily Bee Design - Buttercup
Flower stamps - Hero Arts
Sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
Twine - Darice
Ink - Versafine
Bling - the Paper Studio

The current card total is 15 cards.

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*Card sketch image used with permission.