Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jar sentiment!

Here's today's card! I hope you like it! It's one of my favorites! I wanted to try something a little different. I didn't want the scrap paper from Teusday's card to go to waste so I decided to use the leftovers! ; ) I really enjoyed the outcome of this card.

Here's what's in the supplies basket today! : )

Dear Lizzy Paper Pad
Pink Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
VersaMark Ink Pad
Modern Label Punch
Word Window Punch
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Zing! White Embossing Folder
Cream Grossgrain Ribbon

And there it is! And I also used my Martha Stewart Scoring board, and Heat Gun! : )

Here I used my standard card size again of Kraft Cardstock, 4-1/4x5-1/2. Then I cut some random square out of my scrap pattern paper. You can choose what ever size you want! 

As you can see here, I fit in the puzzle pieces of the pattern paper. I trimmed them to size and added a little something in the next step!

Here it is! I thought the lines looked a little out of place so I addhere some cream ribbon like so. 

I used my circle cutter to cut out a 3" pink circle. This circle cutter is really sharp, and I used my Cuttlebug B plate to cut it. 

I cranked the pink circle through my Swiss Dot Embossing Folder. 

Here I took the jar paper out of the Dear Lizzy Paper Pad. I cut out a random jar around the white edge.

I took some scrap kraft cardstock and made a little banner out of it then used my teeny tiny wish stamp sets and embossed the images.

I adhered the pink dry embossed circle on the intersections of the ribbon. Then I added dimensionals on the back of the jar and put it on the circle. I adhered the banner on the back of the jar.

This is another look at the card! I hope you liked todays card! : ) By the way! Today was nice and warm! IT reached 85 Degrees today! See you soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Summer Flag Card

Hey everyone! Hope your week is going well.. As you can see there has been more free time for me and the cardmaking will begin to pick up! I hope your enjoying my tutorials! : )

Here's the card for today! : ) I really like the layered look from the card on Tuesday so I decided to replicate it again some how. I also found these flags from a die cut pack I bought at Micheals Craft store around Valentines Day that I never used so this works out well! : )

Here's the supplies basket for today! : )

My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Paper Pad
K&Company Flag Die Cuts
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Modern Label Punch
Word Window Punch
Zing! White Embossing Powder
Gel Pen
Small dimensionals
Pink Cardstock
Corner Rounder
Red Gems
Pink organza Ribbon

Thats a mouthful! But great results come with it! ; ) By the way feel free to email me pictures of your designs and you could be featured on the next card tutorial!

Here I did the same layer idea from Teusday's card and I used my 4-1/4x5-1/2 pink base cardstock, the cut my patterned paper at 4-1/4x5-1/2. I then cut some pink cardstock out at 3-5/8x4-7/8.

Here I took my third pink cardstock layer and I corner rounded the edges of the layer and then I cut some pink organza ribbon and addhered it to the back. I took a small red gem and placed it in the bottom left corner as well!

Here I punched out with my Modern Label Punch out of the second layer pattern and then I used my sentiment 'Just For You' And used the same technique as the card on Tuesday.
- Stamp the image/sentiment in VersaMark Ink
- Spread embossing powder over the entire stamped image
- Tap off extra and heat with heat gun
This is so simple and looks great! Then I punched it out with my Word Window Punch and placed dimensionals on the back of it. And adhered the punched images to eachother and then onto the bottom right of the card.

Here I used my flags and spread them out evenly and adheared them to the layer just below the ribbon in a curved shape.

Here is the final look. I used my white gel pen to add some dash lines at the top above the ribbon and a line with bows for where the banner goes. Every detail counts in card! Don't ever forget it! : )

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paper Weave Card

Hey everyone! This paper pad was calling to me so I decided to make a cute card out of it. I love all the paper in this collection, so I saw a Card Map from and it gave me some good inspiration today! : ) This is the template at the bottom of what gave me inspiration.

Here's my version of the card!

I wanted to make it simple but I got to use all of the patterns in the pad! : D

Guess whats in the basket today!

ZING! White embossing powder
Dear Lizzy paper pad
VersaMark Ink Pad
Kraft Cardstock
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Heat Gun

This card was so easy to make! Shows how some inspiration can go a long way! : )

Here I have my basic Kraft cardstock base of 4-1/4x5-1/2. The pattern paper from the Dear Lizzy Pad is 4-1/4x5-1/2, the same size as the base layer. I decided to use the same colored Kraft cardstock than the white. But the third layer is cut at 3-5/8x4-7/8. 

Here I took my favorite patterns from the pad and cut them into strips of 3/4.

Here is another lok of the strips of paper with the paper pad! I just love this pad! : D My favorite!

Here as you can see I took the strips of paper and started weaving them. I suggest testing it out and experimenting with what you would like to see. I want a sentiment at the bottom right so I made sure to trim it at the bottom later on. (Again I used the Kraft cardstock instead of the white).

Here the strips are marked where exactly I wanted to trim the lengths off.

Here I almost have my finished product! : D I trimmed the strips of paper. I also added that Kraft card layer I've been talking about. Looks a lot better if I do say so myself. But I made sure to trim the darker floral paper up so I can stamp my sentiment. I adhered the first layer onto the base, then the kraft. I finally adhered my strips of paper with the weaved look.

Ok! The last step! I stamped my sentiment in VersaMark Ink and added the embossing powder. I heated it with my Heat Gun and there you go! : ) Warning the heat gun can warp the paper, so I would suggest letting it heat up a bit before you use it and to heat the card itself a bit.

Here is the finished card! I love it! : ) So simple and yet pretty! Thank you for tuning! : ) See you soon!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New And Exciting News! IMPORTANT!

Hello Everyone! There is some exciting things coming up for this blog! : )
First off I wanted to thank everyone for being a part of this blog and for you encouraging comments. Second I wanted to say there will be a new segment coming up in May called Color Challenge of the week. Where I would post pictures of the color of the week along with my card and layout sketch. This is when you come in!
Send me an email of the card you created and I will put your name with your card on my blog.

Be sure to sign up for my mailing list to get all the new updates! : ) I hope you guys enjoy it! Thanks!

One Layer Card Using My Minds Eye Stamp

Happy Sunday Everyone! I don't know about you but I love Scrapping and Card making on a Sunday. Its relaxing and just makes my week better! I hope you like this card I whipped up this morning! I was looking through my stamps and I realized that I haven't really used this stamp set! : )

Here's the card for today! : ) I hope you like it! : )

In the supplies basket today we have...

Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Gel Pen
My Minds Eye Stamp Set
Acrylic Stamp Block
Kraft Cardstock

Thats it! : )

This is the orignal Card I created. I just stamped the borders close to the middle of the card then I stamped the two sun bursts at the side. I used the stamp at the end is all one so no hassle needed. I added some white lines to make it pop a bit. I hope you enjoyed todays card! Thanks! Tune in next Sunday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Hual Post soon!

Hello Everyone! I hope your having a great week so far! Well I have found a new love! Papertrey Ink! I don't want to advertise companies, but I find them a lot cheaper than Two Peas and A Bucket, and Stampin' Up!. I am deciding on some products and I will be doing some reviews on the products soon along with the haul post... : )

But! I want to also know what your favorite color set from Papertrey ink is your favorite if your into it! : ) And current Stamp sets! Thanks everyone! ; )

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friend to Friend Spring Card

Hello everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday : ). But here's a card that will brighten anyone's day!

Here's the card for today! I hope you enjoy it! : )

Here's the supplies basket!

Modern Label Punch by Stampin' Up!
Paper Flowers
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Versa Mark ink Pad
White Embrodery String
3D Squares
ZING White embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
Heat Gun
Below is the paper that I used for this card

I used a bright blue cardstock as my base. It's my standard 4-1/4x5-1/2. Then I cut some paterned paper at 3-3/4x5 and the orange cardstock at 3-1/8x4-5/8.

So I adhered the orange and paterned cardstock on top of eachother. Then with my modern label punch I punched it out in the bottom left of it.

I tied some white string around the card from the punched out image to the edge. Then I added dimensionals.

The front should look something like this. I tied a small bow at the end.

I placed the top layer of the card over the base and traced the punched image lightly with a pencil over the base. Then I used my stamp and versamark ink to stamp the image and use my embossing powder to make the image above. Then I erased the traced image.

I put a white dash line around my orange card layer and then I added my white flowers. You can use glitter or gems in the middle of them, but I did not. I adhered the two flowers and then for the 3 one I put a dimesional on the back. I hope you liked today's card! Tune in next weekend! : )