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Hello friends! Two more masculine cards today made with items I received in a Facebook group kit swap. Yesterday’s pair were both “Dad” cards but these two are more general sentiments.
Love this vintage car stamped image. Anyone know the source? I wouldn’t mind adding a good vintage car to my stash. Again on this card I swapped out the twine included in the kit for this fun striped ribbon from my own stash.
This uses the Hero Arts OWH fundraiser set All the Time, which is one of my favorites. Everything on this card came with the kit, including that awesome ledger looking paper – love it!
My cardmaking Facebook friends and I had another fun swap – this time we swapped card kits with masculine colors and themes. I’ve made four of them so far and I’ll share two today and two tomorrow. I still have a couple of unopened kits as well! I love kit swapping because I get to play with new (to me) stuff without spending any money on new stamps or papers! Both of these cards will make great additions to my OWH box.
For this one I substituted the ribbon that came with the kit with this silver mesh ribbon from my own stash. I also added a scrap of navy blue cardstock (Bazzill, I think), but everything else came in the kit.
This card was made entirely with kit contents except the touches of silver Viva Decor pearl pen that I added.
I haven’t posted in awhile but I assure you I have been busy being crafty! Last weekend we held and Operation Write Home cardmaking event at The Haughton House where 15 awesome ladies helped make almost 200 cards for our deployed troops to send home to their families.
Want to see each design separately? Of course you do!
Sentiment by Stampendous, ink is SU! Real Red, red seam binding from Reasonable Ribbon, all other supplies are random from my stash or donations from others
Sentiment “Mom” cut using Silhouette SD digital cutter, flower die is Sizzix Daisies #2, card base is SU! Blush Blossom, all other supplies are random from my stash or donations from others
Sentiment from Technique Tuesday, Medallion stamped from SU! Artistic Etchings, Ink is SU! Cherry Cobbler, paper is SU! Love Letter design series, all other supplies are random from my stash or donations from others
Sentiment from Technique Tuesday stamped in Versafine Sepia, Flowers from Bo Bunny stamped in SU! Pool Party, die cut from Hero Arts, all other supplies are random from my stash or donations from others
Sentiment from Hero Arts stamped in SU! Old Olive ink, butterflies die cut with SU! Beautiful Wings embosslit, border punch from EK Success, all other supplies are random from my stash or donations from others
Sentiment from SU! Something to Celebrate in SU! Lucky Limeade ink, flowers from SU! Best Blossoms in SU! Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink and Lucky Limeade inks, doily from Bo Bunny, all other supplies are random from my stash or donations from others
Didn’t they do a great job? Thanks so much everyone for all the hard work!
Tags: artistic etchings, beautiful wings, best blossoms, big shot, blush blossom, bo bunny, brads, cherry cobbler, daisies #2, ek success, hero arts, love letter, lucky limeade, old olive, pool party, pretty in pink, real red, reasonable ribbon, rhinestones, ribbon, rose romance, silhouette, sizzix, something to celebrate, stampendous, technique tuesday, versafine
Okay, maybe spring hasn’t quite sprung, but it’s coming eventually! Happy Friday, all! I have another card today to share that was made from a kit I received in my Facebook kit swap.
I loved the papers and used a recent OWH sketch (#154) with a minor tweak. I didn’t really like the ribbon across the bottom, so I turned it into some little pennants instead. And because this is a spring card with ribbon, I’m entering it in the challenge at one of my favorite ribbon sources: Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Challenge #66.
About this card: Everything you see was from the kit I received except for the little prima flower which was random from my stash. The four-square panel is on dimensional adhesives.
It’s Monday yet again and I have a great vintage style card to share today, inspired by a picture I found on Pinterest.
The picture is of some old doors, and it was originally posted to Flickr before being pinned.
I loved not only the colors here but all the texture and pattern! I used an embossing folder and Distress inks as well as a distressing tool to create my version…
This card is slightly smaller than A2, it just worked out that way. The vintage brad in the middle also got some distressing treatment, then I colored it a little with a Honey copic to give it more of a gold tone. Here’s a closer look…
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About this card: I used Stampin’ Up! Pool Party cardstock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder which I had inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used a dauber to sponge a little Tea Dye Distress ink on as well. After embossing I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink gently onto the raised areas of the paper to add depth to the blue. I used a We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack distress tool to distress the paper edges and a little on the embossing. I also used it to distress the vintage brad (SU!) and then used a Copic (Honey) marker to color the brad again, giving it a golden tone. The panel is adhered to the base using dimensional adhesives. The base card is generic kraft cardstock which I stamped with a woodgrain background stamp from All Night Media using more Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I guess I am on a shaped cards kick right now! There was the pizza card, and today’s Father’s Day card, and next week you’ll see my husband’s birthday card which is also shaped!
I CASED the card for today from a card I saw on Pinterest. I was amazed at how easy it was once I got started, although the fussy cutting was time consuming. Totally worth the effort, though, and my dad loved it!
I made this card at a crop on Saturday with friends. I had forgotten to bring my sentiment stamp so I stamped that onto it after I got home. And in all the excitement to get ready for our Father’s Day cook out, I failed to take a picture of the completed card! The only picture I have is the one below, which one of my cropping friends took and graciously emailed to me. Thank you, Luanne! Y’all will just have to imagine a large “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment stamped on the lower right.
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About this card: The cardstocks are Bazzill Kraft and Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip. I used a ruler to cut off my corners and then a large oval punch to create the handle. The lower panel is popped up on dimensional adhesives to create a pocket to hold the tools. I stamped the various tools from the SU! set Totally Tools in Versafine Onyx Black on white cardstock then watercolored them with SU! inks in Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Basic Gray and fussy cut them out. The little nuts and screws on are from the SU! set Lots of Bots and were created the same way. I added four gold brads from my stash and stamped Happy Father’s Day from Stampabilities in Chocolate Chip on the lower right.
Hello, friends! Today is Memorial Day and also my last CASE the Catalog Monday, so I wanted to do a special card for Operation Write Home. I decided to do an “Any Hero” card in which I will write a note of thanks and encouragement for our troops. OWH includes these notes in every box of blank cards they send out to deployed servicemembers.
For my project today I was inspired by this card found on page 25 of the 2011 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog. I liked the pennant element and the overall layout.
My version of course isn’t a Halloween card, but instead a patriotic themed card. I have been wanting to try making a flag out of ribbon, so I took a stab at it today and I was pretty pleased with how it came out. Also in order to make my pennants fit correctly I sized this card large – it is a 5″ x 7″ – which is great because it gives me room to write a nice long note inside.
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About this card: The sentiment is from Stamper’s Best and is stamped in Stampin’ Up! Early Epresso ink on Bazzill kraft cardstock. The pennants were cut on my Silhouette SD and the letters are random stickers from my stash. The baker’s twine is from Reasonable Ribbon. The ribbons in the flag are from my stash, the blue satin is SU! which I added adhesive pearls to. The flag pole is a scrap of gold cardstock and gold brads are holding on the ribbons. There’s a large star gold brad at the top of the flagpole. The red cardstock strip is SU! Real Red. The background is dry embossed on my Big Shot with a Stars embossing folder by the Paper Studio.
I’m so excited to be participating in this year’s great big OWH Memorial Day Bloghop! This one is even more exciting than normal for me because it’s a sketch bloghop, and for those that don’t know, I am the sketch wrangler that brings you the OWH Sunday Sketch every weekend – with lots of help from my wonderful sample making volunteers. Even though I’ve been doing it for more than a year, I still get a kick out of seeing one of my sketches out there in the world, turned into a beautiful card. So I am super excited about this sketch hop!
I know there are lots of blogs so I’ll keep it short and sweet. I have one card to share and then a little freebie for you!
I used the most recent sketch, #122, for my card. The clock and sentiment are from the Hero Arts for OWH Fundraising set, All the Time. The gears and clock hands were cut on my Silhouette from SU! Early Espresso cardstock. The designer papers are from my scraps bin, as is the rust ribbon. The card base is SU! Creamy Caramel that has been dry embossed with a houndstooth pattern embossing folder.
For my blog candy, instead of a drawing, I thought I’d offer a little something for everyone… a bonus sketch! We’ll be adding this in with the other sketches tomorrow, but you hoppers can have it today!
To download – right click and select “Save Image as” and save it to your PC.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this stop on the hop! Keep going to get lots more inspiration from our cardmakers, and don’t forget to leave encouraging comments as you go – a little word can mean a lot! Thanks for stopping and for all you do for Operation Write Home!
Happy Monday, all! I am postponing this week’s “CASE the Catalog” until tomorrow, because today I really wanted to show off the things I made for Mother’s Day! We had a really lovely brunch together, too, but I didn’t take any pictures of that : ) I should have, my scones came out the size of softballs, lol!
First, a card… I always make a card for my sister Jennifer since she is a mother. I got the idea from this card from Jennifer McGuire although I used different stamps and markers. The picture doesn’t show how shimmery it is in person.
The second item to share with you is the card I made for my mom. I turned again to the Stampin’ Up! Sew Suite set because it just makes me think of her! I received this great patterned paper in a swap awhile back and have been saving it to use on a card for mom. For this one I did a sort of collage style with all the stamping paper pieced. These stamps are great for that technique.
And finally a Pinterest inspired bit of artwork as a little gift for Mom, a framed button heart. The frame was unfinished so I covered it in some pretty paper and then created the heart out of buttons. Please note that every single button is threaded with linen thread. Y’all know how I feel about naked buttons!
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About Jennifer’s card: I stamped the Stampin’ Up! large background stamp Linograph in Versamark on white cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger white embossing powder. I colored the paper with a variety of SU! Markers, then sprayed on water mixed with Perfect Pearls powder in Pearl until the colors muddied. Once dry I matted with SU! Basic Black cardstock. The sentiment was printed on my PC then hand cut into a pennant shape. The small hearts are more SU! Basic Black cut on my Big Shot with the Sizzix Fashionable Hearts embosslit die then mounted on dimensional adhesive.
About Mom’s card: I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Sew Suite stamps onto various scraps of designer paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink then fussy cut them out. I added buttons from my stash to the button card and wrapped SU! Linen thread around the thread spool. Some are accented with a little silver gel pen, and I put a silver brad in the sewing machine for a knob. I stamped the sentiment from SU! Something to Celebrate on a scrap that I curled with my fingers and mounted to the sewing machine to mimic fabric. I used my Big Shot to cut a large circle using the Spellbinders Eyelet die, and mounted my stamped items onto it then adhered that to my card with dimensional adhesive. The background paper is from a swap and is matted with SU! Basic Black. I tied on some SU! seam binding in Cherry Cobbler.
About Mom’s gift: The unfinished frame came from Michael’s. I covered it in a paper from American Crafts and used the reverse solid side of that same paper as the background for the heart. To make the heart I hand drew a large heart on a piece of ivory cardstock and cut it out, then adhered it inside the frame. I threaded lots of buttons from my stash with SU! Linen thread, then carefully glued them on to cover the ivory heart. I added a few on top of the first layer to fill in any gaps.
Tags: american crafts, basic black, big shot, brads, buttons, cherry cobbler, embroidery thread, fashionable hearts, heat embossing, linograph, perfect pearls, ranger, ribbon, sew suite, something to celebrate, spellbinders, versafine, versamark
The midweek challenge over at OWH Stars & Stamps this week was a color challenge! I love color challenges, and this one was to use green and yellow. My card is green and gold, I think that’s close enough, don’t you?
This card will be one of the cards we’ll make in my April class at The Haughton House. I kept it fairly simple because I want to focus on teaching them to heat emboss – the large white doily image is heat embossed here. The white flower in the center is reflecting light in a funny way, but it is just a frosted plastic brad jacket around a white brad.
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About this card: The brad and brad jacket are both from Bazzill. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments in Distress Ink Vintage Photo on Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage paper in Kiwi. Then stamped the large Hero Arts Circle Lace stamp in Versamark on gold cardstock from Worldwin before heat embossing it with Ranger white embossing powder. I matted that panel in more Kiwi Double Dot Vintage to complete the card.
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