Monday, May 22, 2017

Graduation! Card

My son asked if I had a card already created as he was going to a graduation party.

Luckily I had the base card made and just added the sentiments to the front and inside.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day window card

I had bought this die quite some time ago and had been meaning to use it.

I had a different layout in mind but was short on time as I wanted to get it in the mail this past Tuesday.
I found a scrap of double sided floral paper just the right size as the base.
Die cut the window in white cardstock.
Added paper flowers to match some of the flowers in the cs.

Decorated the inside for my written sentiment.
The birdcage ornament peeking in the pic is one I sent along with the card. (See previous post)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Birdcage ornaments or package ties

I made 8 of these to give away and sell in the store. Quite fun to make.

I started out with gluing cardstock to cardboard

Ran it the the Big Shot with the Tim Holtz birdcage die (they cut through cardboard wonderfully)

I then took some white paint and brushed it over the cardstock to dim down the colors

Hot glued some paper flowers

Sprinkled some glitter and tied on a hanging string.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Set of quick birthday cards

I love sending birthday cards so last night I created set of 3 cards.

I used these little flag/ banners as accents, I have them raised on square foam on shimmery card stock.
Drew lines with my scoring tool
Die cut and glued down the birthday sentiment from SU

All set for when I need a quick card.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birthday Thank You cards

I was treated to a fabulous dinner and a fresh bakery treat by my daughter and her boyfriend. Also  received these beautiful flowers from a friend for my birthday.

I promptly made these cards to mail today.

Inside each card has a die cut Thank You in corresponding colors. (One version shown below)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Birthday Aperture swirl vine accents

Wanted to make a vine like card for my sister's birthday this week.
I cut an aperture with my Circle Scissors and embossed the front of the card.
With a Quikutz thinlets die I die cut random swirls and glued them in place to act as vines for the butterflies.

Inside I layered some very old patterned paper and included one more butterfly and the Tim Holtz happy birthday sentiment die set which i have been using all week!
 Another quick birthday card!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wide flower laced top birthday card

My son mentioned tonight he was off to a celebratory birthday dinner to his best friend's girl friend.
I couldn't resist giving a card for him to give to Candi.

Base card black, I used a wide flower border punch from MS to accent the top of the card.
Added a scrap piece of card stock from my stash (love the paper!), added 3 butterflies and little pearls (black, white, pink).

Inside I wanted another butterfly however I made it pop up inside. Not sure you can see it.

Sentiment from SU.

Center pop out birthday card

Made this quick card for Judy at work, her birthday was on the 13th, but I didn't see her till today
The base of the card is 4 1/4" x 11 scored at 2 and 3 1/4" on both ends.
I added a couple patterned paper to the outside panels.

The lace oval is from a Spellbinders die that I forgot I bought and tried it out. The die cut nicely however used wax paper and ran through twice to make sure everything cut and released.

Sentiment from Tim Holtz. Nice quick card. Think I'll use this unique fold again :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cheers beer mug birthday card

John's birthday is today so I created this earlier in the week and mailed it on Tuesday. Post office should be able to get this there in 3 days considering its 25 miles away.
Any ways created the mug with a 3 x 4 paper
The sides of the mug are 3 1" x 4" pieces that I've corner rounded.
Used Cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder to be the beer.
Tim Holtz sentiment 
The foam of beer at the top are 2 different circles inked.
 All in all, petty cute card.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Created this card for my BIL whose mother just passed.

Used Swiss dot embossing folder on the base card
Used doily die as a center accent
Used my brand new wild flower thinlits Sizzix dies / Tim Holtz
Used Spellbinders fancy frames dies
Lastly SU Sentiment

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Corner Flip card Best Wishes

Created this quick card for my son's friends who are moving out of state.
I used the newly corner flip card.
The tree is from Spellbinders the sentiment from Tim Holtz.
The paper is from my stash
The string of birds is a double die set also Spellbinders.
The sentiment is from SU.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Carriage diorama card

Played around with my new dies and wanted to make it three dimensional.
Sentiment from Stampin Up

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Corner flip card

Saw this type of cut on YouTube and just had to try it
 Take traditional card however on the front you put it in your trimmer at 3" and place your cutting blade at the 5/8" mark and cut down to the 3" mark.
Turn the card to the inside (traditional opening and make the cut again.
 Flip the wedge you sliced down and you get the corner flip. Add a bit of adhesive to keep the flip down to the base. The pattern paper is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
The leaves are a die set from Lawn Fawn, and the Thank you sentiment dies are from Tim Holtz 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Celebrate die card

Got this die in a surprise pack. Of the purchase price for the "surprise" box, not many dies I liked but thought I would give this a go.
Base card is yellow card stock and I placed two different colors behind the bottom flags. Raised the blue cardstock on foam.
Kinda cute for either male or female birthday card.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Double pillar step down card

To create a card to handle the star banner I had to devise a card that would showcase the stars.

After making a previous stair step card, I had to try to make one but in reverse.

Not too bad!
Think I'll use my creation more for banner type cards.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Center Stair Step Children under a Tree card

I had a quiet evening to create a bunch of random cards.
This was one of them that I just bought.

I thought - how can I get the tree to have more dimension so I used the Center Stair Step card technique.
I used the grass from Elizabeth Craft Design - Garden Bench die set
I used the tiny butterflies from SU Stampin up.
The leaves are a very old punch.
The tree is raised up on foam strips

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Heart of a shamrock card

Using a floral swirl embossing folder I applied that to yellow card stock.
Took a SU heart punch to create the clover and the branch from the bird punch to make the stem.

Sentiment from SU, the label from Spellbinders

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quick butterfly thank you

I wanted to send Allison a thank you card and as I was straightening out my craft room I came upon this background cardstock already die cut from a Tim Holtz die.
I then came across the butterfly Martha Stewart punch I was thinking of selling so I ended up punching a couple of the butterflies in white and the green (base card color) putting the 2 elements together and loved it! Added a little pearls for a small touch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sandpipers on the shore

Made this card for a friend who just released his first solo piano video. I can't wait for his album to be released.
Anyways,  it's called Sandpipers on the Shore so I was thrilled to make him a card..
Since I was at it I made 3 others.
the stamp set is from Stampin' Up and I just used a mask to sponge the sand and the sky! Super simple card. I layers the image on textured brown cardstock to replicate the sand.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love is

I created a trio of little framed pieces not only due to Valentine's Day but also a favorite passage from the bible.

 The sentiments I printed from Google search
 I resized them to fit my opening in the cardstock / burlap covered frames
total size of frame is 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"