Friday, June 6, 2014

Hello Friend Fox Card

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I made this card last summer and forgot to post it. I don't recall if it was inspired by any other card I saw.... However, I do know for sure that I learned to do the cool background from somewhere else (I think a PTI designer) where you pat your impression plate with white pigment ink and then run it through your machine to emboss it. Looks very cool! I like that it gives a little extra something to the background. The fox stamp is paper pieced from the Hello, Foxy mini stamp set from Papertrey Ink (PTI). For the torn paper edges, I used one of those deckle edge rulers you tear against to make that effect. It was the first time I had used this tool and it turned out pretty good.

UPDATE: I think it was this burlap-fronted fox card by Jessica Witty that inspired my card.

Stamps: Hello, Foxy from PTI, Bountiful Banners from PTI
Die: Bountiful Banners from PTI
Ink: Smoky Shadow, Fresh Snow pigment ink, and Kraft ink from PTI
Impression Plate: Woodgrain from PTI
Misc. I think the butterfly is from a Martha Stewart Punch
Cardstock: Ocean Tides from PTI, Kraft

Monday, June 2, 2014

Avery Elle Challenge #8 (Masculine Card)

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Making a card off the top of my head is very hard for me...and doing it with a masculine theme is even harder!  For this card I used a mix of stamps, but the focal stamp is the cute beer/soda bottle from Avery Elle's The Man stamp set. I just love the bottle. You can fill it with any color drink!! This card would also make a great Father's Day card with a different sentiment. =)
Stamps: Soda/Beer: Avery Elle The Man; Oranges: WPLUS9 Milk & Cookies; Sentiment: From a Studio Calico kit set; Crosshatch from Market Street Stamps (closed).
Pattern Paper: Lemonade Stand Collection by BoBunny.
Impression Plate: Woodgrain from PTI
Ink: Lemon Drop from My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Kraft from ?PTI?, Nightshift Blue from My Favorite Things

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Let's Weather It 2

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This is my second card based off a beautiful one by Heather Campbell. It uses the adorable Storybook and Weather It stamp sets by Avery Elle. I love the background paper I found for this card. It is from a 6 x 6 pad called Dreamy by Heidi Swapp. The colors are so much better in person. I just couldn't capture the color well with the camera. :(
Stamps: Avery Elle Weather it & Storybook
Dies: Avery Elle Weather It & Storybook; WPLUS9 Banner Trio
Paper Pads 6x6: Dreamy by Heidi Swapp; Umbrella: Hello Sunshine by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Clouds: PTI Ocean Tides stamped off once.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weather It card

When I saw Heather Campbell's card (that I pretty much CASED), I knew I needed the new Avery Elle Weather It stamp set. I normally wouldn't have bought a set like that but her card made me have to have it. =) It is just adorable. I couldn't wait to make one just liker hers. I forgot to put twine on mine and the grey I had didn't look good to me, so I used aqua mist from PTI for the background paper.  I love the little bow on the umbrella from Heather's card but I have no idea where the die she used is from.  Update: Heather was so sweet to let me know that the little bow is from the Avery Elle Simply Tags: Christmas Elle-ments die set.

Avery Elle Weather It stamp set and matching dies. Avery Elle Storybook stamp set for duck. Paper on the umbrella is from the new Lawn Fawn let's polka  paper pad.

Rosie Posie Thinking Of You Card

When I saw the post from Amber at for "inside out stationary", I knew I had to make some!!! I loved her tutorial and I even had the same stamp set (Rosie Pose from PTI).  The only snag is that the dies for this stamp set are one huge chunk of metal. My husband had to take it out in the garage and use a dremmel to separate the flower cuts. It was worth it though!

I also have the "step 2" for the Rosie Posie set where you can stamp the shading on the images. I'm really glad I bought those stamps because I think it really adds a lot to the images. I will definitely be making more of these cards.

Stamp Sets:
Flowers: Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie Step 2 from Papertrey Ink. *Including the matching die set.
Sentiment: Weather It from Avery Elle

Pale Tomato and Red Royal in Hero Arts Shadow Ink.
Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, and Smokey Shadow in Papertrey Ink inks.

Envelope: A2 in Punch color from Hero Arts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kitty Birthday Card - Paper Smooches Party Posse set

I made this card for a niece's birthday. She is a teenager so I thought she'd like the cat from the Party Posse set by Paper Smooches. The sentiment is also from that set. I used some glue dots to adhere neon sequins to the card for some fun.

Here are some other card's I've made lately...
The adorable parachute bunny is from The Cats Pajamas stamps and is called "Oh Chute!".
The flowers are from a PTI set.

I just LOVE the deer stamp from Paper Smooches'  "Happy Camper" set.
The party hat is from their "Party Posse" set. Paper is Lawn Fawn.

The piggy stamp is from Paper Smooches' "Green Acres" set.

Tool card made with fun stamp set from Amuse Studio called "tool-rific". You probably can't tell, but I watermark stamped screws and nails in the background.

I made a special e-reader to add to the card that the bunny is holding. I even stamped words on the "screen". The adorable parachute bunny is from The Cats Pajamas stamps and is called "Oh Chute!".

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Take note!

I made this card for someone that likes pigs. I had a hard time coming up with a design. Once I decided to  use the note paper, I had to try it in a few different colors before settling on gray. Just the pig on the notepaper wasn't enough, so I had to figure out what else to add! I'm still fairly new to card making so it takes me a while to get a card "put together".

The pig stamp is from Paper Smooches' "Green Acres" set. I used the PTI notepad page die. The paper pad lines are from a My Favorite Things journaling stamp set as is the sentiment.

I thought it was a fun tough to have the pig have his own note. I used a splotch stamp so it looked like he wrote his note in mud. =)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Camper Window Card - Summer Card Camp 2

This card is a result of what I learned in Online Card Classes' Summer Card Camp 2 class. I used the color scheme and sketch from the Week 2, Day 1 class to come up with this card. The paper pieced stamps (deer and trees) are from Paper Smooches. I love their adorable stamps. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Card Camp: Card 1

I'm participating in Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. This is my card for what I learned in Day 1. I'm not sure I have ever embossed vellum before, but it sure looks neat. I used my PTI wood grain impression plate to emboss light orange vellum. I used my PTI Hello, Foxy Mini Stamp Set to paper piece the fox.  I found that turquoise dot on my work table. Not sure where or when it is from, but it was great for this!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Paper Smooches Cool Shades - Turtle Birthday Card

This is my first time participating in the paper smooches cool shades challenge. I just bought my first one of their stamp sets - Party Posse. Super cute! I can't wait to make some more cards with this set.