born in a stable

Good morning! I thought I was done sharing Christmas projects for the season but today I have one more. The holidays were so busy that I didn’t have time to get a Christmas bible journaling page done yet…so I got one done a few days late.

I first applied some Recollections watercolor crayons to the page and blended them with a baby wipe. Then I stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat set it. Here I used some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps: Season of Love (retired), Just Be, Note This, Common Words 1 (retired), Love Ya Like a Sister Alpha, Outline Alpha, My Creator (retired).

The watercolor crayons shimmer although you can’t see that in the photos. I also added a bit of gold washi to the bottom.

Have a great day!

 

frog yoga

Hello! Here’s a card I made for a dear friend who loves yoga. And I didn’t realize that she likes frogs too…win! Good thing there’s more frogs and cute sentiments in this set! I used the Stampendous Frog Yoga and the Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card dies to make this interactive card. The happy birthday words are Altenew’s Label Love.

When the top is pulled, the sentiment is revealed…

What a fun set! Have a great day!

stamps- Stampendous Frog Yoga and Altenew Label Love; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi, Echo Park Summer Fun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card dies.

punny love

One more post for today…

Hello! It’s a new year and a new release for Sweet ‘n Sassy! I have 3 cards to share today using the awesome new Punny Love stamp set from the January Release.

Gosh, these punny stamps are so fun! I can’t choose a favorite!

This set makes quick & easy valentines that your special someone is sure to love. Grab your set and get started on your valentines! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Punny Love; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, American Crafts- Love You; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Paper Smooches Duo Die 1, Simon Says Stamp Small Heart Doily and XOXO Border, MFT Die-Damics Stitched Arch Stax and Blueprints 15, adhesive pearls.

He Shed / She Shed

Good morning! Today I have the last 2 cards that I made for the summer trade show to share. These are from the fabulous Art Impressions’  Mini Tryfold line. Here I used 5027- Tool Shed MTF and 5028- Potting Shed MTF.

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end to make the trifolds. Each fold/layer was stamped and die cut to peek through to the center of the card. I’ve shared quite a few of these by now, so I’ll just let you scroll down and see the pics. 🙂

What guy wouldn’t love his own “man cave” for his tools?

Now here’s a great version for us gals!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5027- Tool Shed MTF and 5028- Potting Shed MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pink Pirouette, silver, SU! dsp, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, SU! Washi Label punch, Die-Namics Tool Charms and Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, paper doily, oval punches, gemstones.

celebrate 50

Happy New Year, friends! Wow…2019 already!!

I don’t usually make New Year themed cards but I do have a different kind of celebration card to share. This one was for a 50th birthday. You can easily switch out the 50, though, with an image or words for any occasion.

I started with a pre-printed card base from a pack of cards at Michael’s. It already has the hexagon pattern in gold! I just added a few die cuts… the black hexagon, gold numbers, and the black celebrate (layered onto a white strip). So easy!

Happy New Year!

merry and bright

Just popping in with one last Christmas card (I think lol). I don’t know if this style has a name but I made another card which has an open middle in the card front with the image panel bridging the top and bottom sections. I prepared this card for an event we had in the beginning of November. Each lady that attended was able to make this card as they got to my place at the tables.

I used the SU! Watts of Occasions stamp set and the Darice Light Bulb embossing folder (which matches perfectly!).

I colored the yellow bulb with a marker but stamped the green one onto a separate piece of green cardstock, cut out the tree, and layered it on top.

Happy New Year’s Eve…Have a safe night!

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, green, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- yellow marker, Darice Light Bulb embossing folder.

Christmas Circlet MTF

Good morning! Today I have another card that I made for the summer trade show. This one uses one of Art Impressions’ Circlets, 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF. When closed, you can peek through each fold to the images inside. What a sweet winter scene!

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end.

Here’s the front of the card opened. It was die cut around the candy cane signpost.

The right side is die cut around the house and tree…

When fully opened, Santa appears!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles, Stickles.

how about a really late Halloween card?

I was making a few card samples with some awesome new Art Impressions stamps for the upcoming January trade show when I realized that I never shared the cards I made for the LAST trade show in July! Ooops! I should have shared those in September but life got busy this fall.

The first card I made was with the Ai 5026- Halloween Circlet MTF. Instead of a traditional trifold card, I created a fold-out one that spells “BOOO” as it unfolds. When the three circle panels are together, the images peek through the die cut openings.

I printed a huge letter “B” from my computer (Showcard Gothic Font) and cut it out, then used circle dies for the rest. The stamped bats are from 4784- Old Bat Set (a must have!).

Each panel is connected with a white brad.

This was so fun to make!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5026- Halloween Circlet MTF and 4784- Old Bat Set; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, brads.

from our home to yours

Hello! Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope your day is blessed and wishes for a great year ahead! Here’s a few more cards to finish out the holiday season. Next year I hope to get back into my old routine of making a few Christmas cards each month. It is such a big help!

Here I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pine, and Texture Tiles 3 to make a few CAS cards. For the first one, I turned the cookies into ornaments and hung them from the branches.

Love these cookie images!

The texture images in each texture tiles set are fun and easy to create backgrounds.

Have a Merry Christmas!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pine, and Texture Tiles 3; paper- white, red, light green,  SU! Pear Pizzazz, scrap of designer paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, SU! Old Olive, Real Red, and Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, rhinestones.

joy wood slice

Hello! I have a card to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Wood Backgrounds, Lynzee Script Alpha and Winter Birds stamp sets.

Do you like the wood slice ornaments that are painted? Here I mimicked those by stamping the wood slice image and painting the center black with acrylic paint. I then heat embossed the joy with an alpha set and added a few berries and leaves. This gives the look of the wood ornaments without the bulky slice (and makes it mailable!).

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wood Backgrounds, Lynzee Script Alpha and Winter Birds ; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, doodlebug- Home for the Holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Versamark, SU! Crumb Cake; accessories- WOW white pearl embossing powder, rhinestones, black acrylic paint, foam brush, Copics, baker’s twine.