Sunday, February 23, 2014


I made this banner for a challenge on You Tube.   I also made a 3 x 3 matching card to send along to the recipient of the banner.

I used a red Sizzix die (Scallop Tag) for the individual banners .  I used blue  Sizzix dies for the letters.  The patterned paper is from Prima and the tags are from SU card stock.  I embellished each tag with Prima wood veneers, burlap flowers, and rhinestone flourishes.  The butterflies are puffy and are in white satin and a holographic silver material.  self adhesive lace trim form recollections is at the top of each tag. the banner tags are attached to Natural Trim from SU with Scor Tape and staples.

I embossed blue tags and attached them to the backs of each of the banner tags:

And using left over scraps I made this matching 3 x 3 card :

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hello and Thinking of You

 This card is one of four cards that I made using the SU Simply Sent kit called Happy Hello.   It was a shaped card and I cut it apart and adhered the top and bottom portions to the front and inside of a light gray card base.

 The "hello!" sentiment came pre printed on fur of the cards. Then there were four cards that didn't have a sentiment on them and on those I stamped Thinking of You in Daffodil Delight.

Here is what the insides of the cards look like:


 These will be donated to a Ronald McDonald House via a swap on Splitcoaststampers.

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Simply Sent Happy Birthday

More cards to donate to a Ronald McDonald House.  These cards were made by altering the contents of a Simply Sent kit called Great Day.  Like the previous kits used, I cut the cards from the lit apart and adhered the parts to a sturdier card base.   The front of this card was pre-printed and I added the card stock stickers, ribbons, and buttons that came in the lkt.  I used a small Happy Birthday stamp since those of the cards that are most needed by the houses.

 Here is the inside of the card:

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

MPP Cards for RMH

I finally made some cards using the introductory My Paper Pumpkin kit from SU.    I used my own card bases out of white card stock and used the gray card base from the kit as layers for the front and inside of the cards.  I made the card front just as it is pictured for the kit, but added a different sentiment so it could be used for donations to a Ronald McDonald House .  There is a group on Splitcoaststampers who are gathering card donations for their local RMHs.  The four cards I made from this kit will be sent off to one of the hostesses for this swap.

and here is the inside:

I used the splatter stamp and ink spot (Basic Gray) in two corners of the Top note die cut.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Cards From SU Kits

Today's cards are from the SU Simply Sent kit called Sweet Moments.  Just like the cards I showed yesterday, I cut apart the cards in the kit and adhered the parts to my own card bases for studier cards.

I used the ribbon and paper ribbon slide from the kit , along with the brown and green portions.  The sentiment is from SU.  the flowers are from my stash.  Here is the inside of the card:

The brown piece is part of the kit card .  I added a white Top Note die cut for a place to stamp or write a message.

This is how I altered the second card from the kit.   I added the kit parts to a Gina K white card base.  for the inside I used the pink paper from the kit card and used Gina K. layering weight card stock for the Top Note die cut.

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cards For RMH

Over the next few days I am going to show you cards I made to donate to some Ronald McDonald Houses.  There is a group of stampers on Splitcoaststampers who are organizing these card drives for their local RMHs.

I used some SU card kits that have been collecting dust on the shelves in my stamp room, so I'm happy to have found a good reason to dust them off and put some cards together.

I felt that the quality of card stock used in these kits weren't very good. Not the regular SU card stock that I love.  I like my cards to be sturdy, so I cut the kit card bases apart and used them as card fronts and layers on card stock from my stash.  Although the included envelopes are wonderful!

Using the Simply Sent card kit called Everyday Elegance here are the two versions of cards I made (4 of each color).

For each of these cards I used the kit card as the card front and adhered them to Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler card stock bases.  On each I put a strip of foam tape under the layer to pop up the scalloped edges.  The cards are lined with the white left over pieces from the original card.  The sentiments are from SU and were stamped onto the die cut stickers from the kit.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Paisley Foil

 Pear Pizazz, black, and silver form the color combo for this card.

This card began with an ATC sized focal panel layered in black card stock.  I ran a double thickness of aluminum foil through the Big Shot with a paisley embossing folder and trimmed it to fit a piece of card stock to layer onto the black.  It was too shiny (even though I used the dull side of the foil) for what I wanted, so I swiped a Staz On black ink pad over the embossed surface.  I placed this off to the left of the card front.  Let me back up a bit.  The card base is Pear Pizazz with a black layer underneath.  Before adhering the green top layer I punched a circle in the lower right corner.  Then I wrapped ribbon and a paisley shaped ribbon slide (Maya Road) onto the card front making sure the ribbon slide fit into the cut out circle.  The card still needed a little something so I punched a photo corner from black card stock and embossed it using the same folder and placed it in the upper left corner of the ATC panel.  I called it done until I was taking a picture of it for my blog and decided it needed another little something.  In my stash I had these tear drop shaped rhinestones (or paisley without the curly tail, if you will) and placed them in the upper right corner.  The perfect finishing touch for the front of the card!

I'm getting better at remembering to decorate the inside!

For the inside I remembered I had a paisley stamp in my stamp collection, but couldn't find the one I was looking for.  But in my search I came across this paisley border stamp and it worked out so much better!  So it was stamped in black ink onto ivory card stock which was layered onto black card stock.  And the card is complete! 

 Thanks for looking!  Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Off to create some more!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hanging by a Thread?

This paper quilted card has a lot of texture!

I used Crumb cake for the card base and also the top layer that the pieces of patterned paper are adhered to.  The squares of paper (SU Gingham Garden) were cut using a pinking blade on my SU trimmer.  After gluing all the pieces in place I ran this panel through the Big Shot with an embossing folder (sorry, I don't know the name of the folder).  Before adhering to the card front I sponged the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.  The stamped image is from Unity and was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto Crumb Cake card stock.  Three flower shaped buttons were knotted with white Scrapper's Floss.  In the upper corner I tied a double looped bow using crinkled seam binding in ivory and added a button with some more Scrapper's Floss tied into a bow.

I used ivory card stock for the inside of the card. It was die cut with a Spellbinders die.  I placed a slightly smaller piece of Island Indigo card stock behind it to give some contrast to the cut out portions from the die.  The sentiment is from the same Unity stamp set called By A Thread and was stamped with Island Indigo ink.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Doily Card

My pink and gray card was inspired by a black and white card seen on Pinterest using a stamped image.  Here is my version to meet the requirements for a swap I joined on Splitcoaststampers, which was to use a paper doily.

I started out with a light gray card base and then added a layer of Pretty In Pink.  I cut a smaller gray layer into thirds and glued a doily to one section. I trimmed off the ends and glued those to the remaining sections.  The two sections have pink satin ribbon wrapped around them.  All three panels are popped up with foam tape.  For the middle section I adhered some layered some felt flowers.  (The felt flowers are an older SU embellishment, of which I bought way too many!  It's time to stop hoarding them and use them up!)

In keeping with my goal to also pay some attention to the inside of my cards, here is what I did:

 I simply adhered another doily to the inside and then punched out a white card stock circle to fit in the middle.  This gives a smooth area to stamp on or to write a message to the recipient.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

SCS February Challenge Cards

On Splitcoaststampers I belong to a monthly challenge group. Each month the assigned member sends a card kit with a challenge to the rest of the members. We have a month to complete the challenge.  This month the challenge was to create a Valentine, a second card; such as birthday or thinking of you, a 3 x3 card, and a tag.

Here are my challenge entries.  Card stock was from my stash, but all other ingredients were from the card kit.

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Prima Doll Tag and Bottle Cap Charm

I joined a swap where we were to use our Prima Doll stamps and make tags.  We were to add coordinating bottle cap charms to the back.  This was an extra one.  The only thing missing is the seam binding bow at the top.

Here is the backside of the tag and the charm:

The silver charm at the bottom of the dangle is a quarter moon and says "dream".

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!


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