Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paper Pieced Shaker Card


Not looking forward to winter, but I do like designing with snowflakes and cute winter stamps. My favorite method of "coloring" is to paper piece with different patterned papers and that is how I dressed this cute boy. He is a very old stamp from TAC, but I think I may never get rid of him- too cute! I created a shaker card with doubled up mounting tape on the back of the blue textured piece after cutting a snowflake with  a Memory Box snowflake. I attached some acetate and then added some sequins and beads that shake when you move the card. I am sharing this card in a class I am working on about paper piecing.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create and the shaker challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holly Jolly Shaker Card

I have been having fun with new dies from Memory Box and a new obsession with shaker cards. I have never had much success with shaker cards, but I think I have it figured out now. I used two layers of thin cuts of mounting tape around the square frame cut with QuicKutz dies. The "holly jolly Christmas" die cut sentiment from Memory Box was attached to acetate with glue and the jewels. I added "Vintage Glass Glitter Shards" from Art Institute Glitter for sparkly shakers. Here is a closer look at the shaker glass shards:
I am entering this card in the Merry & Bright challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and the Holiday challenge at Hiding in My Craft Room.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CAS Faux Chalk Hello Card

I am having so much fun with the faux chalk technique that Sandy Allnock came up with using open stencils, Copics and Copic blender fluid. I created a background on this card with Weathered Wood Distress Ink on a Hero Arts background stamp. Then I colored the outside edges of a butterfly stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils with various Copic markers. I doused a corner of a paper towel with Copic Blender Fluid and pulled the color into the opening in the butterfly stencil. I just love the soft look that creates! I cut a "hello" from Paper Smooches out and cut it again in black and popped that one into the hello opening. I layered the whole piece on an aqua blue card.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Sister Act,  Addicted to Stamps and More, and 613 Avenue Create. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card


I made this 50th wedding anniversary card for an article I wrote this week on personalized cards in a box that will be published early next year in Scrap and Stamp Arts. I created the card base with a gold paper that I embossed with a hearts embossing folder by Darice. I rounded all the corners on the box and attached hearts punched with heart punches by Martha Stewart and ek success. The "love" and "Happy Anniversary" are older stamps from Stampin' Up which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut the 50 with my new Parker numbers from Memory Box. The flowers (Hero Arts) were heat embossed with gold embossing powder on clear and gold vellum, then cut out and layered on strips of acetate. The small heart flower die is from Lea'bilities. Here are some more photos showing all sides including the back where a special message could be written for the golden couple. Of course, this card in a box folds flat to mail in an A6 sized envelope.


I am entering this card in the Anniversary/Wedding challenge at Charisma Cardz and the Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Girls.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Autumn Goddess Fall Card on CBP Friday

It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and I am sharing a fall card featuring CBP’s Autumn Goddess. I really love the line of beautiful strong women stamps Crackerbox Palace carries. Autumn Goddess is just one of my favorites in this line you can find here.

I stamped her on a cream oval cut out with a Spellbinders die. I decorated her rust colored dress using a Dreamweaver stencil and a thin black marker using a technique known as Sten-tangle (easier version of Zentangle.) I also paper pieced her headband and did a little coloring with some Copics in fall colors. I attached the oval to the cream card base. I created some acetate stencils by die cutting Tim Holtz’s Tattered Leaves and then colored them using the Faux Chalk technique I learned how to do here on this blog.

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I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Wonderful Wednesday and Creative Moments.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Uber Cool Teenage Birthday Card

The hardest cards for me to make are ones a teenager might like. I think that is an universal problem because they also are the ones we receive the least of at Send a Smile 4 Kids. When I saw the cell phone set from Clearly Besotted and the slang set from Paper Smooches, I just had to get them to make some fun cards for teens. I started with a white card base, and added the corner piece and the thin lines of ombre orange paper. I stamped all the fun sentiments from Paper Smooches (totes:), and then embossed the whole card with an embossing folder from Sizzix. I stamped the cell phone and BDay sentiment (from Clearly Besotted) on blue paper, cut it out and attached with pop dots to raise.

I am entering this card in Melissa's Birthday challenge at Tomboy, and the Embossing challenge at Creative Card Crew.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What If? Wed. Sketch Challenge from Repeat Impressions

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for another fun sketch challenge at The House that Stamps Built and we are challenging you to make a card using the sketch below and link it up for a chance at some great Repeat Impressions rubber! For all the details on what you can win and to see the other Rock Stars cards using this sketch, please visit our blog.


I love to paper piece and this Dress Form from RI’s Pairings collection is perfect for paper piecing. I cut the dress form out with a Spellbinder’s die. The card base and three lines were created with an embossed peach cardstock. I raised the dress form piece with mounting tape. I stamped and cut out a spool of thread from the same set of stamps and added some buttons to complete the sketch card.

Here is the sketch for you to follow when you create a card for our challenge. You do not need to use Repeat Impressions stamps to enter our challenges, but you get an extra chance to win if you do!

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Through the Craft Room Door.

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