Category Archives: Card Samples

Lawn Fawn Summer Release

 

The Lawn Fawn Summer Release is now available and I definitely have “full set” syndrome about it.  Virtually every product in this release is awesome, and I have been snapping up whatever, I have been able to grab.

I had a sneak peak of the stamp set and die that I am using today back at Creativation in January.  I knew it was going to end up in my stash when it came out, as it was just SOOOOO cute.

You will note that just like in real life, it is virtually impossible to actually get the bear into the exit tube, but isn’t it fun to spend time, money and effort in trying to anyway!

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Supplies:  Lawn Fawn You’re Clawsome stamp set and die, Kaisercraft Teddy Bear’s Picnic patterned paper (a match made in heaven but no longer available), Scotch foam tape, Simon Says card base, Lawn Fawn Slider dies, Scor tape, Copic Markers and Recollections heart enamel dots.

Papertrey Ink May Bloghop

Today is bloghop day at Papertrey Ink.   It is also the day that I decided to clean up and re-organize my craftroom for about the hundredth time.  My current idea is to have the room look better while remaining organized and still having stuff “at the ready” should I wish to craft.  It just so happens that changing the way I store my Papertrey Ink stuff was first on my list.

I can honestly say it looks much better now.  The question is will I be able to actually find what I need, and will I be able to keep it neat.  Time will tell.

 

The bottom shelf is all Papertrey Ink stamps and dies with the exception of the two book-like pink boxes.   Subsequent to this photo, I added discreet labels to the boxes to tell me what type of stamps/dies are in each box.

During the re-org I came across the Doodlie Do stamp set, which I thought would work well with the Inspiration Photo.  I like the look of the card……….the big question now is did I save a spot in one of the boxes to put away the stamp set.

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do stamp set, Copic markers, Nuvo drops. Stickles, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scor tape.

Heatfelt Creations

I’ll bet you thought I made a spelling error in the above title……………nope…………the title is heatfelt creations!  Why you ask?  Here is why:

I recently acquired the Classic Petunia Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  So far so good.  Emma Lou suggests that shaping the Petunia is made easier by the use of a hot glue gun.  Her sound reasoning is that the deep dimension of the Petunia requires a glue that dries instantly so that you can glue the pieces of the Petunia together sometime in this lifetime, and move on to the rest of the card.

Here is where the trouble started.  I realized very quickly that the Hot Glue Gun should be included in the registry of restricted weapons.  It is truly out to hurt people.  I should have realized that safety features were not front and center for a company designing a product to sell for two bucks at the Dollar Store, but come on people, this thing is truly vicious!  It has these flimsy little feet on the bottom, with a regulation sized curled up electrical cord sticking out of the back.  On what planet is that designed to sit up with out falling over and burning everything in sight.  Even if you get the gun delicately balanced on its’ feet, the nozzle faces downward so liquid fire drips continuously out on to your desktop or project or fingers.  So on to making the flowers.  Unless I can quickly grow a third hand, this is a problem too.  One hand, to hold the flower in the making.  One hand to hold the fire leaking glue gun and oh oh, no hand to move one petal over to the other to actually glue them together.  It is then that panic ensues and one finger instinctively moves over to force the two petals together.  Yes Emma Lou is right, there is an instant bond…………..the petals…………..the molten glue……………..and your finger.

I calculated that I could make about four flowers before I ran out of fingers without Band-aids on them, so I carried on.

I realized then that it was a bit like childbirth……………….the result was worth the pain……………and you start thinking about your next project.

 

Hero Arts May Kit

Some weeks are just better than others, and this week was just the best!  I was blessed enough to have another perfect grandson added to our family! Now I know I sound like Captain Obvious when I say this, but the birth of this amazing little child is truly a miracle!  One can’t look at those perfectly formed little fingers and toes without tearing up at the wonder of it all.  No fancy degree or lofty career or zeros in a bank balance can compare to the creation of this little life.

So you probably think I will post a baby card today………………….nope!  I have been playing with my Hero Arts May kit and decided to post the card that resulted from the craft session.

Ocean backgrounds always seem to work.  Whether I try for a realistic or cartoon like look, they seem to avoid the big round file.  On this one I used the stencil included in the kit and Ombre Inks that I sponged on.

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I see that I should not have been eating greasy Cheezies while photographing my card.  Please do not adjust your screen, there really is smudgy fingerprints on the card frame, but this week nothing is going to bother me.

Papertrey Ink Bloghop

I feel like I cheated in making this card for the bloghop because the base I used is from Color Pop Florals ready to stamp patterned paper.  I decided that was alright because the challenge is using the colour palette and not so much the design.

Here is my card:

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Make it Monday #282 Papertrey Ink

Where does the time go?  My last post was also for Make it Monday, so a week has simply disappeared on me.

It is tax time in Canada, so I have been busy gathering documents for the various returns I do.  I did manage to attend a great Scrapbook Crop and a wonderful Baby shower for my daughter in law, and got back into playing Mahjong, so it was a week well spent.

Today’s challenge was to make a watercolour background.  I knew I had some Papertrey Ink stencils that hadn’t had enough love from me yet, so I dug them out.   I stole Nicole’s tip of using an old Silhouette sticky mat to hold down my stencil and bristol cardstock.  It worked very well to limit colour running under the stencil, so I am sure it has become part of my way of doing things.  In fact, it worked so well at containing the colour where it belonged that I ended up adding a cover of vellum to tone down the vibrancy of the background.

It had been a while since I used the Morning Glory stamp and dies as well, so it took a few minutes to line everything up.  In the end I was quite pleased with the resulting card.

IMG_8569Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil, Papertrei Ink Morning by Morning stamp set and die, Impression Obsession love die, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock,  Ellen Hutson Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Nuvo Crystal drops, Prills, Zig Real Brush Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Hero Arts inks, Craftaboard and Scor tape.

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday # 281

I have not been submitting a project to Make it Monday challenges for a while.  I did not take any Papertrey Ink stuff with me to Phoenix due to large supply/very small car concerns.  When I thought of something I could make with the one new set I bought, I submitted it, but it didn’t fit every MIM theme.  It was fun to get back home and look through my stash again for something for this challenge.

Here is what I came up with:

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Supplies: Papertrey Ink Scroll die, Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Celebrate die, Papertrey Ink Holiday  Plaid patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp cardstock and card base, CTMH enamel hearts, Imagine Crafts Shimmer spray, and Scor tape.

Sandra’s Card

When Sandra came down to visit me in Phoenix, she made two cards for me to put on the blog.  I put one on the blog, but sent my laptop home in a car with a trunk that was bigger than a breadbox, before I got the second one published.  I have a ToDo list that is about 30 items long right now, so I thought this was a good time to do a quick post with the other card.

Here it is:

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Supplies:  Doodlebug Cream & Sugar patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea stamp set, Cor’dinations cardstock,

Last Day Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Funny isn’t it,  As much as I struggled yesterday to get a presentable card to post, today’s card was easy peasy!   It is not the most brilliant and certainly not the most complicated card, but I liked how it turned out.  The holographic paper just reminds me of how that first cup of coffee in the morning, just makes me light up and get after the day.

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Supplies:  Hampton Arts sentiment stamp, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup and Adult Beverages dies, DCWV Holographic and Foil paper, Nuvo Drops in clear, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 7

I am hopping with joy today as I am one of the Flash Prize winners in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  I was lucky enough to win a die set from Stamplorations.  I think it has a coffee theme so I will have something new with which to make a card for the next Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  How cool is that?

Sadly though, my creativity was equal and opposite to my level of joy at winning.  Seriously, the recycle bin is overflowing with cast offs.  I wanted to do a card using inspiration from a card that Kathy Racoosin did on her 30 Day Challenge today.  I wanted to take her idea of mixing a coloured and a identical but neutral pattern together on a card, but at the same time make it a shaker card as well.  Several tries later, I finally came up with this card.

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Supplies:  Jillibean Soup cardbase and shaker element,  Papertrey Ink Doodle Feather coloring sheets, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, Doodlebug sequins,  Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp,  Nuvo drops, Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies

 

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