Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Torn Paper Flowers

Here's a set of torn paper flower cards I made to use for 
I ran my cardstock through the paper crimper to break down the fibers so I could separate the layers.
The next step was tearing the now thin and soft paper into gradient circles to make my flowers.
I added some little pearls to the center and attached it to a paper crimped tag.

Supplies and Tools: Paper Crimper (Fiskers), Script Embossing Folder (Provo Craft),
 Pearls, Misc. Cardstock, Everyday Compliments Die (Die-Versions)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A little birdie told me....

These cards were totally inspired by the card
Lovely Linda's Craft Central
linked up to
Word Art Wednesday last week!
I LOVE the little birdie she used on her card and it 
jogged my memory of a

Supplies and Tools: Bird Freebie, Paper Doily, Washi Tape, Sqaure Punch, Staple, Scholar Prismacolor Pencils, Sentiment from Home Tweet Home (Hampton Art)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CAS Geometric Design

The clean and simple challenge this week is
to use geometric design in your card.
I'm not naturally a CAS card creator
so it's a challenge I enjoy participating in!
 After making one for the challenge
 I made another card a little less CAS than the first. 
The design reminds me of a quilt.

Supplies and Tools: White, Kraft, Teal, Red Cardstock, Teal/Red Pigment Ink, Baker's Twine, Guidelines (Papertrey Ink)

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Sew Thankful


Here's a sewing themed set of "thank you" cards I've already used up thanking friends for the surprise service of appreciate (complete with gifts!) they gave us this past Sunday!
I started with the FREE printable button cards from:
I found Vintage Dress Digi's on Etsy that matched my button cards:
A  paper doily, some buttons, and a few stamped images from Sew Special stamp set (Cardmaking and Papercraft) complete the look. 
 The white background is embossed with my Scallops embossing folder from Sizzix.

If you'd like more sewing card inspiration and freebies visit my Pinterest board.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Gather Treasures

I like the simplicity of this image stamped on white cardstock and colored lightly with chalks.
I used my scissors to distress the edges,  and added two little stamped and glittered seashells to the corners.

Supplies and Tools: Down by the Seaside (Inkadinkado), Chalks, Seashell stamps, Glitter
  
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sending You Encouragement

I made this set of cards using the 
Garden Collage stamp set from Stampin' Up.
It's one of my favorites that I've come back to several times.
I colored the stamped images with my 
Scholar Prismacolor pencils and blended them with baby oil.
The image is die cut with the Postage Stamp (Spellbinders) nestabilities and matted on blue (or pink) cardstock. 
The white background is embossed in 
Script (The Paper Studio) and a sentiment from 
Chalkboard Sentiments (Anna Griffin) added to the side.
Here's a close up of my favorite feature: 
The 3D Butterfly
Featured on each card by stamping the image twice;
 cutting one out and layering it over the other. 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Teacup Blessings

Here's a simple card I made with a teacup stamp I recently won on ebay.
I kept the design fairly simple to showcase the pretty cherry blossom embossing!

Supplies and Tools: Teacup Stamp (Stampendous), Blossom/Circle/Scallop Circle Nestabilties, Cherry Blossom embossing folder (Darcie), Sentiment (Provo Craft)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Less is More

I recently came across a new (to me)
card challenge blog called: Less is More.
Every week they host a clean and simple card challenge.
I'm looking forward to following along since CAS cards aren't easy for me to create!

This week's theme is
"White space but not white."

Supplies and Tools: Black and Kraft cardstock, dictionary page, Baker's Twine, Sentiment (Stampin' Up), Flora Grande (Heartfelt Creations), Frond punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestone

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Nautical Celebrate

I made two versions of this simple masculine card.
The first to use for:
and the second to send to my brothers who were both born on the same day 3 years apart!

Supplies and Tools: Kraft and White Cardstock, Chalk, Sentiment Stamp, Celebrate (Unity Stamp Co.)


Friday, April 1, 2016

Coffee Cup Cards

Here's a set of coffee cup shaped cards recently added to my Etsy shop.
They're blank inside so you can customize them for:
~Birthdays
~Get Well
~Thinking of you
~ Just Because
~Etc.
 Wouldn't it be fun to gift a Starbucks card in one of these?

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