Wednesday, March 29, 2017

you're one smart cookie!

Hello!  So recently I sold a card that I made last year.  It was the little MFT flying pig with reach for the stars sentiment.  I loved that card!  And even though it took a bit of a while to sell, probably cause I listed during Christmas season instead of graduation season, I didn't mind since I loved looking at it.  When it did sell, I was kind of sad to see it go.  Hopefully the buyer enjoys it too.

Today, I have another graduation card, two cards actually but they are variations of each other so basically almost the same.

It features the cute and smart cookie from Lawn Fawn's Smart Cookie set.  I think this would be nice for preschool or kindergarten graduations but still pretty fun for the bigger kids too.  The congratulations sentiment is made from an MFT die.  It's kind of funny that I didn't really know what color I wanted to make the congratulations.  I went back and forth from black to red and when I got to my table, I saw the leftover gray cardstock and used that instead. 

Here's the second one.  The glasses and eyes on the cookies are different.  I stamped the red sentiment using my Precision Press!  I like it a lot. 

I also used my Xyron sticker maker to make it easier to adhere the gray sentiment onto my card.  I don't necessarily use the sticker maker to make stickers out of pieces that are already cut because like other people (reviewers) have mentioned, there is always some adhesive that sticks to the outside.  And then I spend a lot of time trying to get the stickiness off.  Usually I use some temporary tape to get that off.  But the sticker maker is really great for intricate dies.  I run my cardstock that I want to cut the die from and so the whole piece has adhesive and then I take my die and cut the cardstock.  There's really no mess or extra adhesive on the side when cutting like this.  And it saves me so much time instead of trying to place little dots of glue.  So for the cards above, the gray sentiment was just a big sticker and so easy to apply.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

sealed with a kiss

Hello again!  I had more time to make some cards the past couple days.  I made another box card like the one I shared a couple days ago.

This card features the cute seals from Lawn Fawn's Sealed with a Kiss.  I got this set last year when I purchased $35 worth of product from Lawn Fawn.  I actually bought stuff just to get this stamp set!  It's so cute!  I love the seal kissing the other seal and the pun is so fun.

Here's the box kind of folded flat.  The seals kind of peek through.

Recently I bought WRMK's Precision Press when it was on sale at Scrapbook.com.  I used it to stamp the sentiment on this box card.  It was easy to use and I got to double stamp the sentiment to make it darker.  I've used it on other projects recently too and it's such a good choice if you're looking for something like that especially if you're on a budget.  It's such an economical choice!

Thank you for stopping by today!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

you octopi my heart

Hello!  Happy Spring!  Well, so much for blogging more regularly.  But I actually have not been making many cards.  I have a lot of images colored up but they are not finding their way onto cards!  Hopefully soon though.  I would like to have a day just to make cards and not have to worry about chores or meals.  Cooking takes a lot of time, doesn't it?  I would love if someone prepared our meals and then cleaned up too.  Wishful thinking, dreaming on my part.

Today, I have this fun box card to share.  It's made from the box card die by Lawn Fawn.  The die comes with everything you'd need to finish up this card.  I love all the details.  It's definitely a fun card.  I used Lawn Fawn's Octopi My Heart stamp set as the focal point of this box.  They are actually holding "hands" if you look closely. 

Here's how it looks folded flat.  I love that Lawn Fawn sized it to fit a regular A2 envelope.  So smart!

Hoping I can share more soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

thanks a latte

Hi all!  I actually didn't have much else to post recently!  So yesterday I finally made these coffee cards that have been on my to do list for a while.  And today ended up being kind of busy with chores and other errands that I finally am able to post this card tonight.

Do you know that I haven't bought any patterned papers for over a year now?  Well, that is until Doodlebug came out with this super cute coffee patterned paper!  And I had to get it cause it matched the Paper Smooches coffee die that I had.  The band on the coffee cup is actually crinkled cardstock that I had for years.  I finally got a chance to use it!  Glad I saved it and didn't put it in the donate pile.

This is the inside of the card.  There is a gift card pocket and I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler set on it.  I think these would make great thank you cards for just about anyone who loves coffee.

I have also restocked a lot of the confetti in the shop recently.  Please check it out if your interested.  Quantities are limited.

Thank you stopping by!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

no BUTTS about it

Hello!  Today I have a series of cards to share which I think are super cute and funny too.  I love Birdie Brown's stamp sets available at MFT and the cards today uses the behind images of the cat, dog & pig found in Cool Cat, Lucky Dog and Hog Heaven. 

I had a couple of ideas for the design of this card but I felt the sentiment called for multiple images of the animal's behind.  I just couldn't let there be one image and the sentiment have plural Butts.  I know that is weird of me but things like that drive me a little crazy.  I won't get into how people misuse plural and possessive s though.  That really drives me crazy.  Anyway, so then I thought this would be a cute way to stamp multiple images over the card.  I created the sentiment on the front using an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn.

This is the sentiment on the inside which comes in the Cool Cat stamp set.

Here is the dog version.  These cards took a lot of time to color!

The inside of the dog card.

Here is the pig version.

The inside of the pig card. 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

eye think you're neat & my calendars are on SALE!

Hi!  It's the end of January!  But I have to admit that January kind of felt long for me.  I don't know if it's because of school starting again for the kids or all the holidays they had or the mornings that seem to be dragging on because of the all the roadwork happening right outside our house.  All the construction outside is driving me crazy and really does not help me focus on crafting. 

Also because it's February in a few hours, I've decided to mark down the 2017 calendars in my shop.  If you're interested, please take a look.

Here's one of my favorite cards using Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash.  That sentiment cracks me up!  And I gave the bigger monster a bow tie.  

Here's a closer view.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

my last set of 2017 calendars (finally!)

Hello!  Oh my goodness, I have finally used up my 2017 calendars.  Talk about some procrastination!  So, I knew I wanted to use the unicorn stamps from The Greeting Farm that came out last year but I never got around to actually completing this project.  I stamped them but never colored them and I thought I wanted to turn the calendars into shakers but that didn't quite work out how I wanted.  In the end, I went with just keeping it simple. 

Here is the first one.  I can't keep the names of all these unicorn stamp sets straight anymore.  They are from The Greeting Farm and there are so many different ones!  The stitched rainbow and cloud dies are from My Favorite Things.  And it does take some time to cut out the rainbow colors so I did use a lot of cardstock for this.  But gotta say that after I was done, I loved it. 

Here is the purple one.  Usually I stamp all my sentiments in black, sometimes in red and also gold.  But I didn't think those colors would match that well and then I remembered I had gotten this pearlescent jade stamp pad and it was the look I was going for.  I thought about adding confetti in the open spaces but that looked too overdone so at the last minute stamped in some tiny red hearts (from Lawn Fawn).  And that pretty much completed it for me.

And here is the last one.  I'm calling it a teal unicorn but I can't be sure because I don't know really what is the difference between teal and turquoise?  And the sentiment color is jade but matches pretty well with the unicorn.  And isn't jade more green?  Anyway, maybe I'll just call it blue.  Haha.

Thanks so much for stopping by!