Posts Tagged ‘rhinestones’

Happy Birthday

Hi, all! I have a super girly birthday card to share today! I’m on a tear again to use up my scraps (the scraps bin is ridiculous) so you’ll see a few cards coming up with lots of pattern and color mixes.

I made this birthday card for a co-worker, and since I knew I’d be hand-delivering it, I didn’t worry about making it envelope-friendly, and my flowers are bursting off the card!

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The white flowers with the pink rhinestones are pre-fab from my stash, and the little pink ones are as well.  The rest were created with scraps and punches.

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The sentiment is from a retired Technique Tuesday set.


My go-to favorite tools for all cardmaking:

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Lord Have Mercy, It’s Your Birthday!

Hello, friends! I am back! My major huge work project is finally over, yay! I have a few things that I’ve worked on here and there that I now have time to share with you, so look for regular posts from me again!

Today’s card is one that I made last month for my sister’s birthday.  She loves all things glittery and sparkly and she has a modern style so that’s what I tried to do for her card.  And she’s getting old so I thought the sentiment was appropriate, lol!

Lord Have Mercy |

Obviously, with all the glitter going on here, this card would never be okay for OWH!

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The sentiment is actually from three different stamp sets combined.  Crazy how that worked out okay, isn’t it?  The “Lord Have Mercy” is from Amuse (link below) and the “It’s Your” and “Birthday” are from two different Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society sets (both no longer available).   I heat embossed them with glitter embossing powder, added some bling from my random stash, and layered on some glittery papers/ribbon.  The glitter papers are both DCWV and kinda old – couldn’t find a link for the polka dot source.  The glittery ribbon is called ‘white’ but it definitely has touches of pink to it.

Specific products used on this card:



My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:


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Warm Winter Wishes

The OWH VCMP continued through yesterday, and I am just now getting to those challenges! The next one up is this week’s OWH Sketch challenge.  I really liked this sketch and I’m pretty sure I’ll be using it again and again!

Here’s my card:

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The embellishment there was a little experiment.  I die cut a piece of transparency with an eyelet lace (Spellbinders) die, then smeared Liquid Pearls in Bisque all over it and let it dry.  The result looks kinda like mica, and I’m pretty pleased with it.  I glued it down with Glossy Accents and layered the snowflake rhinestone on with GA as well.

Supplies: The papers are all from my scraps bin.  I believe the pink cardstock is retired SU! Blush Blossom. The card base is retired SU! River Rock.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday, stamped in retired SU! Blue Bayou ink.

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Cards for Operation Write Home!

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!

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Holiday Card Workshop, Bonus Day 2, Cards 2 and 3

I have a two-fer for you today! I’m trying to get caught up on posting all the cards I’ve made recently so I’m going to post two at a time for a while.

These two were both from the second Bonus Day of the Holiday Card Workshop, which focused on using non-holiday stamps .   I cheated a little on the first one, because the stamp set is a mix-match sentiment set that does include a holiday sentiment.  Don’t tell on me ;)


For this second one I decided to have a little fun! I used a holiday sentiment and then embellished with these funny, fussy cut monkeys.  I have a particular person in mind that will love receiving this card.


About the first card:  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Happy Everything. I stamped the ‘happy’ in Versamark and head embossed with red glitter embossing powder, then touched it up with a little red glitter glue for extra sparkle.  The ‘holidays’ is stamped in SU! Real Red ink and I added a single adhesive rhinestone as an accent.  I hand cut the white cardstock (Hammermill) into a pennant shapes and then mounted them to my card with dimensional adhesives.  The card base is SU! Sage Shadow cardstock that has been dry embossed with a Sizzix houndstooth embossing folder. 

About the second card:  The sentiments are from the Stampin’ Up! Season’s Greetings stamp set and are stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on some blue patterned paper from my scraps bin that was die cut on my Big Shot with the Top Note die.  I stamped the monkeys from Hero Arts Playful Animals with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white Hammermill cardstock and colored them with Copic markers before fussy cutting them out.   I die cut some branches of textured green cardstock from my scraps bin with the Sizzix Little Leaves die and added red berries with a red Viva Decor Pearl Pen. 

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Holiday Card Workshop, Bonus Day 2, Card 1

Today’s card from the Holiday Card Workshop was from a lesson on using non-Christmas stamps for a Christmas card. This is great for stretching your stamps!

This style of card is a little outside my wheelhouse, but I thought it was really pretty and I’m pleased with how mine came out. I particularly love the effect of the white embossed flower on vellum colored with Stickles. The Stickles caused the vellum to curl up a lot, so after they were dry I had to flatten it back out, and the end result is a neat texture, which I was relieved to discover!

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About this card:  The rose from Stampin’ Up! Fifth Avenue Floral was stamped in Versamark on vellum and heat embossed with Ranger detail white embossing powder.  I then “colored” it with Diamond Ice Stickles.  I used a Fiskars snowflake punch to punch three snowflakes from Worldwin metallic gold cardstock.  I covered them with Elmer’s gold glitter glue.  I die cut some white cardstock with the Sizzix Little Leaves die, the sponged it with Versamark and brushed on Perfect Pearls in Pearl to add shimmer.  I stamped the sentiment from SU! Sincere Salutations in Versafine Onyx Black  on Hammermill white cardstock and hand cut it into a pennant.  I added some adhesive rhinestones, Liquid Pearls, and more Stickles onto the grey background paper which was also sponged with Colorbox Silver pigment ink.

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Merry Christmas

Hello all, a second post for me today! Trying to get all these Christmas cards photographed and posted before Christmas comes and goes!

This pair are from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday card class that I attended a couple of weeks ago.  They both use glossy cardstock as the dry embossed background and I really love the look! I will be doing more of that in the future!


Here’s a closer look at one of them where you can see how pretty the embossing is on the glossy cardstock.


About these cards: Everything is from Stampin’ Up! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits die.  I curled it with my fingers and adhered it with dimensional adhesive under one side to maintain the curled look.  The ornaments are from the Ornament Keepsakes set and are stamped in Gumball Green (left) and Real Red (right).  I added some adhesive rhinestones to the red ornament, and both ornaments are die cut with their coordinating Framelit die then mounted on dimensional adhesives.  The glossy white cardstock is dry embossed on my Big Shot with the Holiday Frame embossing folder.  The mats for both cards are Gumball Green cardstock.

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

Happy Tuesday, all! I have two more cards to show you from the SU! card class I attended over the weekend.  Again these are variations on the same kit.

I love this one because it is clean and simple and it’s on kraft cardstock!  The one on the right is the first one I did, where the stamping is directly on the card base.  That makes me nervous so on my next one I stamped on a second piece of kraft instead.  On the first one the red strip is adhered to the inside of the card, on the second it’s adhered to the card front.


Closer view of both cards:

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About these cards:  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up!  The kraft cardstock is Crumb Cake and the red is Real Red.  I punched the bottom of both cards with the scallop border punch.  The sentiment and image are from the Come to Bethlehem stamp set and are stamped in Early Espresso and Real Red.  A little adhesive rhinestone finishes the card.

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Holiday Card Workshop Day 5, Card 2

Today is the last day of the workshop, but the fun continues for me because I am only halfway through!

This lesson was supposed to be about stamp and die combos but it may shock you to learn that I have none (yes, there is a scrap supply I don’t own!) so I had to get a little creative.  For this one I used a sticker sheet from Echo Park, because it had an awesome big tree on it.  I mounted the tree on ivory cardstock and cut it out, to give it stability on the pop dots and also to give it a light border, which provides some contrast against the dark cardstock behind it.  Since it had music preprinted on it, I dry embossed my cardstock with a sheet music embossing folder.  The striped border was some coordinating paper from the same collection and the border stickers are from the same sticker sheet, as are all the snowflakes I decorated the tree with.  I added some pearls, rhinestones, and stickles and this complicated-looking card was actually pretty quick:


About this card:  The tree, decorations, and border stickers are all from Echo Park’s  Merry Christmas collection, as is the striped patterned paper strip down the left side.   I added pearls and rhinestones from my stash, along with Diamond Ice Stickles.  The brown cardstock is Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso and has been dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder, Sheet Music.  The narrow strip of red cardstock is a scrap of SU! Cherry Cobbler. The card base is SU! Very Vanilla. 

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Birthday Butterfly

Hello all – a short break today from Holiday Card Workshop projects to show you a birthday card I made for my sister! Although, since I used a technique I learned in the workshop, I’m not sure I can say this is a break!

It’s hard to see in the picture but this card is made using the shim for dry embossing that leaves an unembossed void in the center of the card.  The laser cut chipboard piece kinda covers it up.

Since this one isn’t for OWH, I used this thick chipboard and coated it with glitter – my sister’s favorite thing in the world, lol!  I colored the chipboard with markers first, and then stickles on the flowers and butterfly, and then rhinestones here and there, makes for a very sparkly, special card.


About this card:  Laser cut chipboard is Color Me Crazy by Petaloo and is colored with various Stampin’ Up! markers and accented with Diamond Ice Stickles and adhesive rhinestones.   The pink cardstock is SU! Pixie Pink and is dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, using a shim to leave a void in the center.  I sprayed the embossed piece with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls in Pearl for added shimmer.  The mat is SU! Early Espresso and the card base is SU! Taken with Teal.  

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