Monday, July 18, 2016

Blissful Scraps

I had some leftover scraps from some card kits I made for an upcoming shoe box swap.  All of these cards were made using leftover scraps plus some additional card stock, etc.  The papers are from the Authentique 6x6 Bundle Collection: Blissful.  I will try to remember to post the swap card in the coming weeks - after the swap :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pretty Petals Card Set

A friend gave me a bunch of scrap pieces from Stampin' Up's Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I decided to use the scraps to make some fun cards using a variety of techniques including Sunburst/Starburst, Bargello, Postage Blocks, and Log Cabin Quilt cards.  The frog image is stamped from the set "You're Sublime."


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Here's to You!

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Feb/Mar 2016
Page 35

1. Create a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ side-folding card base from navy blue cardstock.
2. Adhere 4 x 5 ¼ patterned paper (Stampin’ Up!) to card base.

3. Cut 1 ½-wide banner from patterned paper (SU), then back/border it with 1 ¾-wide banner in navy cardstock.  Adhere to card front.

4. Stamp image “Honey Sailor” (C C Designs) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copic markers.  Die cut (SU Ovals Framelits).  Back/border it with oval die cut navy cardstock. Adhere to card front.

5. Stamp sentiment “Here’s to You” (Impression Obsession) in black in on lower right corner of card front.

6. Add bling.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Make a Wish

Just Cards!
Volume 40, Winter 2016
Page 26

I like the look of silhouettes on a sponged shape background.  Here is how to make this card: 

1. Create a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card side-folding card base from pink cardstock.
Cut 4 x 5 ¼ dark brown cardstock and border punch the bottom (Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch).
Make a large circle mask from chipboard or heavy cardstock.4. On 3 ¾ x 4 ¼ white card stock, using mask, sponge with pink ink.
Stamp image and sentiment (Flourishes Kids At Play) in dark brown ink; adhere to dark brown cardstock; add ribbon (American Crafts); and adhere to card base.

Thanks So Much

Just Cards!
Volume 40, Winter 2016
Page 106

I am fond of sponging background shapes using a mask.  Here is how I did it:

 All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

1. Using cardboard mask, sponge 3 ¾ x 4 ½ white cardstock with River Rock ink.
2. Stamp image (Lovely as a Tree) and sentiment (Sincere Salutations) with Forest Moss (Tim Holtz Distress Ink).
3. Border punch (EK Success: Dotted Wave) bottom of 4 x 5 ½ River Rock cardstock.
4. Adhere stamped white cardstock to River Rock cardstock.
5. Add ribbon.
6. Adhere all to white card base.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sending Holiday Wishes

Just Cards!
Volume 40, Winter 2016
Page 101

How cute is this stamp?!  It's not really a Christmas stamp...I added the hat sticker.  Here is how to make it:

1. Green A2 card base.
2. Emboss 4 x 5 ¼ white cardstock with holiday embossing folder, wrap with red ribbon, and adhere to card base.
3.  Stamp image (Stampendous! V271 Hippo Cycle) in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white Copic-friendly cardstock , color with Copic Markers, and add Santa hat sticker.
4.  Die cut image and 2 coordinating pieces of patterned paper with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, sponge image with green ink while still in the die, then adhere all three pieces to the card front.
5.  Add white Liquid Applique to Santa hat and umbrella, heat with heat gun.
6.  Stamp sentiment (Clear Dollar Stamps “Deer Wishes”) in black ink on white cardstock, punch with Stampin’ Up! Word Window punch, then adhere to patterned paper punched with Stampin’ Up! Modern Label punch. Adhere to card front.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Love and Joy Come to You

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Nov/Dec 2015
Elves & Reindeer
Page 45

SSA put out a call for cards featuring elves and/or reindeer.

Image from Fun Stampers Journey.  Sentiment from Hampton Art-Studio.  Die templates from Spellbinders.  Punches from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

If The Broom Fits, Ride It.

This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest...or a blog...but I can't find it!  Will post a link if/when I do.

Supplies used:
If the Broom Fits (Stampin' Up!)
Happy Scenes (Stampin' Up!)
Black, white cardstock
Black, orange, purple inks
Stampin' Up! markers (for brooms)
Brayer (background colors)
2 1/4" circle punch
Post-it note - punched (for moon mask)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Published: Broom In A Jar

Just Cards!
Volume 39, Fall 2015
Page 96

Images from Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar and Fall fillers colored with Copic Markers.

Friday, October 30, 2015


I made this card for the Maryland Stampers October Sketch Challenge.

Supplies used:

Black, Orange, Cream Cardstock
Haunted Hollow 6x6 Paper Pad (American Crafts)
Spider Web Doily (Stampin' Up!)
Mini Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
eek! stamp (unknown)
Circle punches (2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4")
Scallop Edge Border Punch (Stampin' Up!)