Saturday, February 23, 2019

More Amazing Cards with Concord & 9th Turnabout Stencils

I had so much fun playing with the turnabout stencils from Concord & 9th, I made two more cards with the floral stencil. It is soooo easy to create lovely colorful images with these stencils! I chose spring colors again for this flower and punched a butterfly out of the stenciled paper too. 

I am a huge fan of foiling so on my last card I applied Therm O Web's Transfer gel on the last floral stencil layer as well as on the words which are part of this stencil from Concord & 9th. After it was dry, I laid some sparkly gold foil from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web on it and ran it through my Minc for the amazing shine you see. As I almost always do, I didn't waste any of the glorious color and sparkle, and punched a butterfly to add to the card. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Wish Big Birthday Card with Concord & 9th Turnabout Stencil

I have been playing with new turnabout stencils and stamps from Concord & 9th and am sharing one of the cards I made today. I am in the mood for springy colors so I sponged each turn of the stencil with green, blue, pink and orange. On the last color, I also sponged with Versamark and added some sparkly gold embossing powder from Stampendous. I layered the colorful card front on a black card and added "Wish Big" from Papertrey Ink.

The Happy Birthday greeting on the inside is my favorite from Karen Burniston and I punched some birthday candles out of the colorful stenciled paper. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wedding Card with the Snowdrop Edger Die from Creative Expressions

I had so much fun designing with the beautiful Snowdrop Edger die from Creative Expressions that I made four very different cards with it for my newest video here. The video is part of my new series on YouTube showing how to stretch our cardmaking dollars by using our dies in four different ways. 

This wedding card was made by diecutting the Snowdrop Edger die out of the right side of a larger square cardbase made with blue marble cardstock from Park Lane at Joann's Fabric. The back of the cardstock is white, so I added a navy blue layer to the inside so the gorgeous diecut edge is highlighted. I added a punched heart and layered "Mr. and Mrs." from Honey Bee Stamps. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land and the No Stamps challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Two More Creative Expressions Snowdrop Edger Cards

I am loving the positives and negatives of the Creative Expressions Snowdrop Edger die and had fun making four very different cards with it for my latest YouTube video here. For this one I simply cut the die out of white cardstock and attached it to a cardbase made with Park Lane marble green cardstock from Joann's Fabric. I added a strip of the pretty marbled cardstock and some pearls to complete the front of this card. I made this card a sympathy card with a layered die from Gina Marie Designs as shown here: 

I die cut the Snowdrop Edger die from the front and back of this card and added a sentiment from Karen Burniston on the front and inside as shown here:

I am hoping the 4 different cards made with the same die in my video here inspire you to try some different ways to use the dies you own.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Video - Four Creative Expressions Cards with the Same Die

Dies and other cardmaking supplies can get expensive and most of us do not have unlimited budgets, so I have started a new YouTube series showing how to stretch your supplies by making four cards with the same die. Today's new video here features the Creative Expressions Snowdrop Edger die by Cathie Shuttleworth. I love the positives and negatives of this edger die and had fun designing 4 very different cards with this gorgeous die. 

This is the bridge card I show how to make in the video and I also share my template and measurements for making a larger bridge card. Here is another look from the side of this fun fold:

The "celebrate big" was cut with a die from Stamplorations and the "happy birthday" die is from Karen Burniston. The floral heavy weight cardstock is by Park Lane from Joann Fabrics. 

Thanks for your visit today. I will be posting the other three cards made with this same die this week on my blog, so be sure to stop back and check out the new video here. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Creative Expressions Edger Dies Cards

I recently purchased two of the Creative Expressions edger dies and am loving the positive and negative sides of these pretty dies. I used the Hollyhock Edger die on both the cards I am sharing today. The first one I made in black and white for a lovely easy thinking of you card. I simply die cut the edger die out of a piece of white cardstock and attached it to a black A2 cardbase. The sentiments on each of these cards are from Karen Burniston.

It is so easy to make a gorgeous card with these edger dies from Creative Expressions! I made this one with a deep red cardstock over a gold glitter paper. I added some gems from Gina Marie Designs and a sentiment from Karen Burniston. 

Be sure to check back Monday and next week when I share a new video and cards with another gorgeous Creative Expressions edger die.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Birthday Floral Woven Basket Card

In my new video that went live this week featuring Karen Burniston's new release of dies, I showed how easy it was to make this woven basket box card, but I didn't fill it in the video. The previous woven basket card I made into an Easter basket and here is a link to that card in case you missed it. I decided since I had the basket part already made, to go ahead and fill it with flowers for a Happy Birthday card for a dear friend.

In addition to the flowers in the Woven Basket Box Card die set, I used flowers from the Flower Pot Pop Up and a favorite Happy Birthday die all from Karen Burniston. Here is a look at the flowers close up:

I used polka-dotted and colored cardstock for the flowers and added a gem from Gina Marie Designs to each one. The taller elements were raised on strips of strong acetate. This card is so bright and cheerful it almost makes me forget how cold and snowy Wisconsin is right now.