Monday, July 15, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18 Garden

The prompt for the Twofer challenge #18 this month is "garden" and what's better in a garden than some pretty flowers, namely some colorful roses?

I made a birthday card with tangerine roses and a get well card with distress ink lemonade roses.

I started with a SU! set called "Healing Hugs, stamping the roses in Tangerine Tango ink and adding leaves done with Memento Cottage Ivy ink. The SNSS sentiment was heat-embossed with white on black; rounding 2 corners and adding some orange gemstones for interest. The stems were done with a SU! Fifth Avenue Floral stamp and colored in with Tombow markers. I thought of hand-drawing some thorns on them, but then decided that was a bad idea as I'm not good with drawing much of anything :)

This is called a "Fun Fold" card and I found the tutorial by Patty Bennett here.
I used some SU! granny apple green card stock and matching dsp, along with the healing hugs stamp set, but I did NOT properly follow the instructions for attaching the ribbon which is supposed to be tied to keep the card closed. DUH! I'd already adhered the front panel, so I improvised and just tied a loose piece of yellow gingham ribbon around the card into a knot to hold the card closed. I decided I needed a little bit of ribbon in the top corner to balance things out, so I used a glue dot to attach that little snippet.

Here's what it looks like completely opened with a large area for writing your own sentiment, as well as a small area for the stamped sentiment.

I'm entering these into the Twofer Challenge #18 which is "Garden."

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic Monday!


Saturday, July 13, 2019


My card today was made for encouragement. I began with a SB labels 18 die cut that I edged with a black marker while it was still in the die, I stamped it with a Verve sentiment and then added a couple Cheery Lynn mini flourishes, topping them with SU! punched mini flowers and black gemstone centers. I placed it all on a SU! tulip embossed piece and added it to a white card base.

I'm entering this into the Just Us Girls Trend Week #496 challenge which is to make the sentiment the main focus of the card.

Wishing each and every one of you a miracle in your life. Life is precious and tomorrow is never promised for any of us.

Thanks for stopping by and hug your loved ones today.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

A Milestone Birthday Card

A sweet blogging friend recently celebrated a milestone birthday and this is the card I made for her. I stamped the retired SU! doily with spun sugar distress ink on a white base, then added a SNSS birthday sentiment. The rose die is from GMD, done with plain white and rose-colored glitter paper, swapping the negatives for a different look. I fussy cut the leaves after folding snippets of green and running them through the paper crimper. The numbers were die-cut with I. O. dies and the butterflies were cut with an old retired Sizzlet by SU!.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to "add a number."

As well as the Snippets Playground #356 which is to always use snippets

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Masculine Get Well

I needed a quick get well card for a gentleman, and put this together in record time. I cut 3 pieces of DCWV script paper and adhered them to a white card base, then used a SU! Sincere Salutations sentiment on a white snippet, making the fishtail end with a hexagon punch, and added 3 tiny black Nuvo drops and called this one done. I think I'll make a few more for the stash with this design as it went together so fast!

I'm sharing this with the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #223 which is Black and White (only)

Thanks for the visit, it's always nice to see you :) Have a great day!


Monday, July 8, 2019


 I found this Crafter's Workshop stamped background in my stash that I stamped at a friend's house years ago and decided it was high time to make a card with it! I love that it looks stenciled which is so trendy these days, but it's a stamped image done with what appears to be a shade of olive green. I pulled my Flourishes Poppy stamp set out of the cobwebs and stamped several flowers and leaves onto a scrap of water color paper. I colored each image with Copics, then covered the whole piece with Versafine ink, and heat embossed it all with clear detail embossing powder. Next I fussy cut each piece and arranged everything onto the stamped background. The sentiment circle was done with a TE stamp and a retired SU! mini circle punch and it's all on a red card base. I'm glad I hung onto this stamp set through the years, because it always makes such pretty cards!

I'd like to share this with A Place to Start July 2019 monthly challenge - anything goes

Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately I've had the need to make several sympathy cards lately, and I love using the Poppystamps Tulisa Corner Collage die to make quick and easy cards. For this one I used some SU! Gorgeous Grape card stock and stamped the SU! sentiment with matching ink. I pulled out an old retired SU! butterfly sizzlet and cut/embossed the 3 butterflies, adding lavender gemstones to each one and called this done.

I'd like to enter this into the Dies R Us challenge #124 - which is anything goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU store.

My thoughts today are with those folks enduring those frightening earthquakes in CA, and hopefully there won't be any more anytime soon! Hugs to you all.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day! We're going to sizzle in PA today, so after a brief errand, I'll park myself back in the air conditioning for the remainder of the day!


Friday, July 5, 2019

Christmas in July

I hope everyone had a safe and fun July 4th celebration yesterday.
Today I'm moving into Christmas mode.
One of the first stamp sets I ever owned was by SU! in 2005 called Merry Minis. The set has 28 stamps, and for this card, I chose the little tree image. I colored it with markers, adding some gel pen accents for the ornaments and tiny star. I used a circle punch to cut it, then added Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler mats done with a MFT set of stitched circle dies. I added 3 panels of retired SU! dsp onto a Cherry Cobbler mat, then stamped the sentiment by G Studios in Cherry Cobbler and called this one done. It's a great design for using those snippets of leftover designer paper that are too small for much else, so I'm sure I'll be making more of these with different small images from the stamp set and lots of assorted colors and patterns of dsp.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Retro Rubber Challenge #114 - Christmas in July using stamps older than 1 year

MLCCB #12  -July anything Christmas goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday!


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy July 4th!

Wishing all my American friends a happy and festive July 4th celebration today of our independence! I hope everyone enjoys this day we celebrate America!
I made just one card this year for July 4th and here it is. I used a combination of dies, designer papers in patriotic colors, and embellishments and just went a little crazy with it all. I'll list supplies at the bottom of this post.

Here's the inside.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions DCCJ319 challenge - red, white, and blue

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - stars and/or stripes

Thanks for stopping by, and here's wishing everyone a special day today, whether you celebrate July 4th or not!


Supplies for card front:
SU! blue dsp, Recollections red & white dsp, Celebrate die Lil Inker, SB Labels 25 die, tiny star embossing folder by Darice, "July" letters done with Quickutz, twine from the twinery, random punched and die-cut star negatives, number 4 die from I.O., "th" done with stick stamps

Supplies for card inside:
red and blue dsp from SU!, Best die from SSS, word "Day" from SSS oh happy day die set, tickets by SNSS dies, stitched oval by MFT, "summer" letters done with my Quickutz, random punched/die cut stars, word "of" done with stick stamps

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Penny Black

I've had this card made for a while and just never got around to sharing it until today. I used a Penny Black image that was colored with Copics and cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die. I made the mat with a snippet of daffodil cardstock and added a black border done with a Martha Stewart doily punch. The honeycomb dsp was a snippet of dsp from my overflowing box and the teeny flowers were done with a retired SU! mini flower punch, dotted with black stickles in the centers. I left the sentiment off so I can use this for an all occasion card. I thought it was perfect for a summer card.

Thanks for checking in and I hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wedding Card

I found a half-used paper pad of DCWV Formal Stack designer paper and decided to make a couple wedding cards. The entire card was made with these papers, including the card base, and sentiment cut with a Lil Inker "celebrate" die. I die cut that 3 times with a neutral color and stacked all 3 for some dimension. I cut the piece behind it with a SB Shapeabilities Fancy Tag die, anchoring it down with some narrow white/silver ribbon that picks up the silver stripes in the card base. I put 2 hearts and a wedding sentiment inside and left the front plain for easy mailing.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day today!