Friday, February 17, 2017

It's a Boy!

Today I'm sharing a baby card and matching glassine bag envelope I made for a friend who recently had a baby boy!
I decorated the card and bag with matching baby print papers from my stash. The little deer came from  Pretty Grafik Design on Etsy. I bought the digi set a couple years ago to use in decorating for my great nephew's 1st birthday party! I forgot I had it till I pulled out these baby print papers and realized it match them perfectly!
 Supplies and Tools:
Glassine Bag, Nana's Nursery Paper Stack (DCWV), Baker's Twine, Buttons, Deer Graphic, Doily, Welcome Baby Die (Provo Craft), Vellum Sentiment

This post linked to:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Celebrations
Craft-Dee BowZ  - Must include handmade bow
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Heidi Swapp Stencils

Today I'm sharing two clean and simple cards I made with Heidi Swapp stencils and a few little die cuts.
I added a few drops of re-inker to my water-filled mini mister to make a colored spray to use with these fun designs.
A few die cut flowers and sequins add some "pop" to the cards without taking away from the CAS look.
Supplies and Tools:
White/Black/Pink/Blue Cardstock, Frames Stencils (Heidi Swapp), Mini Mister, Magenta/Blue Re-inkers (Ranger), Paper Clip, Sequins, 3-D Drop-Ins Framelets (Sizzix), Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug - Provo Craft)

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("Season of Love" - i.e.products from companies you love )
I use flowers, sizzix dies, Ranger inks, and Cuttlebug embossing folders all the time!
(Die Cuts)
(Anything Goes)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Masculine Vintage

Today I'm sharing a clean and layered card I created in with a masculine vintage theme. I used several Tim Holtz stamps and a fun embossed mini notebook page to create a collage on my distressed kraft panel.
Supplies and Tools:
White/Kraft Cardstock, The Journey (Tim Holtz), Curious Possibility (Tim Hotlz), Typewriter (Stampabilities), Vintage Stamp (Hampton Art), Aged Mahogany/Fired Brick/Ground Espresso Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Journal Cards Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), Twine

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(Anything Goes)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Little Miracle

 Here's another way to use those free button cards I posted yesterday. I sent this sweet baby card to some very special friends who are expecting their 1st little miracle later this year! So exciting!!
Since I didn't know what the gender was when I sent this card with my congratulations gift I used both pink and blue roses on the button card.
To color my sentiment, I die cut it in watercolor paper and dabbed my distress ink pads over it. I then misted it with water and heat set it with my embossing gun.

Supplies and Tools: 
Circular Grid Embossing Folder (Anna Griffin), Watercolor Paper, Distress Inks, Free Button Card Printable, 3D Rose Die (Sizzix), Mini Mister, Heat Embossing Gun, Ribbon, Welcome Baby Die (Provo Craft)

This post linked to:
Wordart Wednesday
(Anything Goes)

Craft-Dee BowZ
(must include a handmade bow)
Ooh La La Challenge
(Die Cuts)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Free Button Card Printable

Today’s card (for the CropStop blog) features the fun technique of inked embossing folders. To create a background for your project you can apply ink to your embossing folder a) with a brayer or b) directly from the ink pad. Load your paper in, emboss, and wa-la a pretty variation on embossed backgrounds.
 I used the doily embossing folder from Tim Holtz Alterations (Sizzix) and lightly tapped the seedless preserves (Distress Ink) over top. I lightly misted the folder with my mini mister before putting my watercolor paper inside and running it through my Cuttlebug.  After the image was dry, I cut out the embossed doily and adhered it to my card front with my ATG gun.
 I printed out the free button cards (below) and stamped the Seamstress background stamp from Prima in fossilized amber (Distress Ink). The sentiment comes from the Heartfelt Creations set called All Occasion Sentiments and is stamped in mowed lawn distress ink. That pretty rose was made using the Floral Petals (Paper Blossom) punch, Flower Petals Die (Sizzix), and the Martha Stewart branch punch. A pretty pearl adorns the center of the flower layered on swirly ribbon.  To complete the card I added a few tiny sequins to the front, and a Petite Striplet Jubilee die (Creative Expressions)from cardstock on the inside panel.
 Each completed rose was inked in coordinating inks (Purple = seedless preserves/broken china, Yellow = fossilized amber ) and misted with my mini mister and heat set with my embossing gun.
 Here's a sheet of FREE BUTTON CARDS for you to use in your own crafting. I appreciate you linking back to my blog if you use these.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Playing with Gesso

Designing for Cropstop has  inspired me to think outside the box, branch out, and try new techniques and products! Today's card features my first experience with Gesso -- I think I'm hooked!
I laid the burlap stencil from Tim Holtz on a piece of kraft cardstock and applied the gesso over top. When I removed the stencil I had this great background that I heat set with my embossing gun. I love the texture it adds to the card, and I can guarantee you'll be seeing more Gesso projects in the future!!
Supplies and Tools:
Kraft/White Cardstock, Gesso, Burlap Stencil (Tim Holtz), Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz), Mowed Lawn/Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Old Book Page, Ribbon, Lace, Sequins

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(Anything Goes) 
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