Wednesday, August 10, 2016

School Days bus card

I saw this on SCS and what a perfect find as I wanted to make a card for Julia.

 Slide out the front of the bus to reveal a folded card for a sentiment.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Antique Quikuts papillon card

Using my discard pile of items I was able to make this card. Inking the edges of all elements I was able to make this relatively quick card.
After die cutting the Quikutz butterfly from a paper bag and card stock I added it to an oval in my pile.
Running it through a floral embossing folder and added a black swirl of rhinestones.
I left the sentiment open for now until I know when I may need it for a specific event.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Butterfly antique note card

Using up a few of my left overs, I created this note card. In my pile I had the strip of butterflies and the strip of swirl stamped piece.
I placed one of the butterflies on the swirl with a rhinestone as if to mimick the flight of the butterfly.
Taking the left over distressed doily from the previous card I layered over the Darice embossed base paper.

Friday, August 5, 2016


It's been beautiful these past couple days and thought to make a few Christmas cards. Here's a quick card I used two single stamps from Michaels and the stars from Sizzix. All old items but still worth keeping.
The snowflakes are stamped with a brown ink pad that is not very inky but I wanted them light and airy so it totally worked for me.

After posting, I had forgotten to score a couple lines above and below the sentiment.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Half panel masculine birthday card

Using up my scraps, I made this 1/2 front panel card to accommodate a scrap piece of music theme scrapbook paper. Sentiment and brads are from Stampin Up.
Embossed inside white layer is also a piece from my scrap pile.
Quick masculine birthday card.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hello from Paris

My quest to use the cast off scraps from cards gone by... after finding a border punched piece and a few butterflies I quickly made this card in 15 mins!

 Die cutting the Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Eiffel Tower from a piece of plastic to use as a mask, I sponge Soft Suede ink over the mask.
 Finding a paper doilie I sponged that all the way around as I wanted it to match, while I thought to lay it down on a piece of cream writing paper, it helped me to make my inside of the card as well as an accent piece.

 Added a couple butterflies and sentiment and the card quickly came together.

Three quick cards from scrap pile

I've been reorganizing and came across a container of cuttings and scraps, no big surprise. So last night I created a set of three cards.
I kept the cards plain for now until I need a sentiment added.
Border punch from Martha Stewart
Sentiment locations are a die set from Spellbinders Fancy Frames Tag Two.
What a beautiful die set which I bought years ago at AC MOORE. Embossing folder from Darice.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

French Foliage one layer card

Here's another single layer sponging masked card.

 I punched a square from a scrap piece of cardstock and sponged on one card Purely Pomegranate and on another Concord Crush.
I also stamped the French script stamp in the masked off area with the same stamped color.
 I added leaves using Wild Wasabi
 Then masking off the leaves, I stamped over then with the splatter stamp in Pear Pizzazz
Finished it off with a couple score lines to make a couple note cards.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Far Out Star Trek Birthday card

Dave's birthday card, since the movie just came out this was perfect timing to make this card.
 Far Out sentiment from Stampendous, Happy Birthday from SU Grunge Rock set.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Center stair step birthday card

I saw a similar scene card on Pinterest (I'm into scene cards lately) and wanted to make a birthday card for a friend who is celebrating a birthday on Sunday.
Here are the steps I made to make this card.
I made a center stair-step card with 1-inch side panels.
Cutting a separate piece of card stock at 3 1/8" x 3 3/8" I used the following SU ink to sponge the background. Starting with the lightest color.

The sentiment piece is 3/4" x 5 3/8"

I removed the sun mask and sponged a little over it to soften the edge.
Then with a stamp from Studio 111 (Michael's craft store clearance for .50) I double stamped the image over the 3 panels.
Bird and sentiment from Stampin Up.