Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
Where oh where did the Holiday season go??  I got so far behind with my wreath and ornament orders that NO Christmas cards got sent out!!  I had all intentions in making and then I quickly realized it was December 25th and that was not going to happen.  Into my stamp stash I went. 
I have a love for fancy fonts and so I found the Wintery Script from Lawn Fawn and knew this would be my card.  I then when to Pinterest for a bit of inspiration and saw circles and twine and all kinds of goodies.. So I got out the Circle die plate from Queen & Company.  I knew this would be it!
I first took the die from Queen & Company and cut 25 with my Vagabond 2.  It was super simple and now I have a big stash of circles from the negative. 
I then took the Happy New Year stamp and my Mini MISTI (which is the most incredible tool)  and stamped in groups of 5 with Brutus Monroe embossing ink and embossed with Brutus Monroe Gilded.  Once I complete 25 in this process, I started my layering.  I found 3 different golds that I wanted to use.  I adhered the layered piece and then to my card base.
I used my Cricut for the inside.  I did not want to handwrite on all 25, so I did a simple New Years message on the inside and let my Cricut do the writing for me.
I then added a few stars from a pack I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  After a while, I got to thinking a stamped star would be easier.. So I got out the Papertrey Ink stamp set Star Scribbles and stamped a few stars. 
I love the different looks each card holds.  I was bumming that I did not get to send out Christmas cards, but it turned out for the better.. these are SUPER cute and I know the recipients will be surprised to receive the card.
This card is entered into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Merry Christmas (with some snark)

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I am thrilled to share my creation with you.  I have a few friends who will be receiving this card..  Maybe once you see the inside of the card.. you too, can relate?? 
I first took a card base and laid out all of my coordinating papers, inks, dies and stamps.  I knew what I had in my mind, so I put it to paper.  I had purchased glitter paper at Hobby Lobby, so this was the perfect time to add some glitter to life. 
I then took the Merry Christmas ornament, using my MISTI and with gold embossing powder, heat set this part of my card.
I then used Simply Sinful from the So Suzy Stamps ink bite collection (I highly recommend So Suzy ink bites) and a blender tool to color in red on my ornament.  I then fussy cut around the ornament.  Originally, I wanted to pop this up but ended up placing it flat to my card.
I then added some sequins for some sparkle
Now to the FUN part .. the inside.. the FUNNY part.  You know you can relate to who would make you drink wine instead of coffee??!  Right??
I decided to do a few layers on the inside to match the front.  I stamped my sentiment in versafine black onyx.
That completes my card!  The outside appears to be a nicey nice Christmas card.. and the snark is the funnies on the inside.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Number of Years - So Suzy Stamps Guest Designer

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  In the month of December, I will be a guest designer 3 weeks for So Suzy Stamps.  I am so excited to show some awesome stamps this month! This month from the 1st- 15th any order over $25 ships FREE !!!   Be sure to go check out the goodies at So Suzy Stamps.
So Suzy Stamp used:  Number of Years

Let’s face it; you are always in need of a birthday card!  There are so many times I get caught red handed without a card.  I made up a few birthday cards so that does not happen.  I’d love to share one.

      1.    I love the card bases from Michaels.  The base I am using is of 6.5 x  5

  1.  I embossed the yellow card stock with a Darice birthday folder. 
  2.  I then placed a mat under the embossed cardstock.
  3.  I took the stamp I would be using… Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you and placed this on the balloon.  I wanted to be sure it was a for sure fit.
  4. Using the MISTI I then stamped and with white embossing power, I heat set the stamped sentiment.
  5. I used foam tape to raise this balloon
  6. The finishing touches came with a white gel pen.  I added little dots around the red balloon for some interest.  I then took a few pieces of twine and made the strings.


I hope this inspires you to make birthday cards so you too can be prepared!

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