Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ducklings Easter Card - EASY and cute

Hello!  Easter is just around the corner?  Are you sending cards this year?  Here are two easy card designs I want to share with limited supplies - stamps, ink, paper, a paper cutter and glue.

I stamped the ducks onto light yellow cardstock and staggered the stamp as I created rows of ducks.   For the first card, I used a bold striped patterned paper for my background, and framed out my ducks in the center. The sentiment was added on white cardstock.

For the second card, I used the entire stamped card panel, and just added the leftover strip of the striped paper on the side.  I added a very old brad from my stash near the sentiment to draw your eye right to the greeting. 

Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Duck and Ducklings, Happy Easter sentiment, Hero Arts Butter Bar ink, Versafine Black ink, 1 sheet of paper from the American Crafts Everyday 6x6 paper pad, yellow and white cardstock from my stash, My Mind’s Eye Tangerine brad.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Tulips Easter Card

Hello and Happy Monday!  It is sunny and a little warmer here.  I just took a nice, long walk.  I have a springy card to share today using some older stamps that have been favorites of mine.

I stamped the background stamp using three colors of ink.  I added the tulips in black right over top and then trimmed it out.

On the inside of the card, I used the same three colors of ink to stamp the eggs. I thought the polka dots there mimicked the dots in the berries on the card front.

Supplies:  Hero Art Newspaper Tulips, Berry Background Stamp, Clear Design April Stamp set, Hero Arts shadow inks in Green Hills, Mint Julep and Tide Pool, Versafine Onyx Black ink, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, background die cut was a gifted item, Gina K Designs Jelly Bean green cardstock.

I would love to play along with A Blog Named Hero’s Use Your Favorite Hero Arts items, and SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday Challenge which is Easter Inspired!  Also, I would like to play with Card In Envy’s No Patterned Paper challenge!  Thanks for running this challenges to help inspire us to use our stamps and paper!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Superstitious Handmade Card - And a trimmer question

I hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!  And stay safe!  Our local police has sent out safety warnings similar to New Year’s Eve, hoping that everyone will celebrate responsibly.

Supplies: Deep Red Stamps Superstitious, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Prismacolor colored pencils, Crate Paper Party Day 6x6 paper pad, Gina K Designs In the Navy cardstock.

I would love to enter the Cards in Envy Green Things challenge!

If you love your paper trimmer, I would love to know which one you have and why you picked it! I have been having a lot of frayed edges with mine, even when I change the blade.  

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Camping Themed Card

I was so happy to have gotten to go to the stamp show last weekend.  I had never even been to a real stamp store, so to be able to be in a room with 17 stamping vendors was really neat.  I also bought a few things, including the stamp set I am using today.  It is a new stamping brand to me, and they had so many tempting sets.

But, there is nothing like a camping set with cute sayings!  I am a sucker for these because I send lots of cards to my son when he is at summer camp, and there are plently of other outdoorsy types in my family to whom I can send these cards.

I definitely recommend sending funny cards if you send them to kids at camp because you want them to be encouraged to have fun at camp and not be homesick.  These sayings would also be good if you send to hospitalized kids.  

Card details:  I did some masking for a little scene and colored with markers.  It took me a couple tries to get the fox color right.  Then I just grabbed my campy paper and scraps in my scrap box.

Supplies: Darcie’s LLC Forest Be with You stamp set, Memento and Versfine black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad, other supplies from my stash

I would love to enter this into the Library Challenge: The Hobbit.  I was inspired by the fox in the book and the muted colors in the cover.  

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Daffodils and more - Flower of the Month 2018

Hello!  Hope your day is going well.  I am using this flower garden as double duty - Daffodils for my Flower of the Month theme, as well as a fun challenge from Power Poppy to get inspiration from fabric.  I was not sure if I should go upstairs and dig around to use fabric on my card, but I ended up playing it safe and grabbed colors from the fabric shown in their inspiration pinterest board HERE.

 Last week, I got a surprise package in the mail from Cat! She sent me a bunch of die cuts since she knew my Cuttlebug was broken! How sweet of her. I used the sentiment die cut here, colored it yellow with a marker and then added stickles glitter to help it stand out.

Supplies: Power Poppy Natural Beauties Stamps set, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, KI Memories 6x6 paper pad, thanks die and Stickles glitter glue

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Flower of the Month Card Series - Daffodil

Hello!  Welcome back to my Flower of the Month Series.  I am trying to make one or more cards each month using stamps I already have that are the birth flower for the month.  This month, the flower is daffodils, which is fun since my daffodils are working their way up in the garden.  Some of them have buds, but no blooms yet.

I often stamp my image twice if I am going to color it.  It gives me room to mess up.  But when I don’t mess up the coloring, that gives me the option to color another way and make two cards!  

For the first card, I used some yellow Distress Oxides and a stencil in the background.  The second card, I used patterned papers.  

Supplies: I Brake for Stamps March Daffodil, Memento Black ink, Just for Fun Happy Easter Sentiment, Versafine black ink, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed ink, Heidi Swapp stencil, DCWV Citrus Stack papers

I would love to play along with the Flower Challenge’s March Anything Goes theme!

Thanks for your visit today!  I appreciate it!  I have more daffodil stamps so I hope to have a couple more posts for the Flower of the Month in March.  Find all the Flower of the Month themed posts HERE.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Quick Share Easter Sheep Card

Here is a quick share for your today!  I was given this stamped image and don’t know who makes it.  Do you?  I did, however, have such a fun time coloring it!  The sentiment is Just for Fun.

 I would like to enter this card into the Pixie’s Crafty Workshop - Snippets #321 Challenge since the purple and pink papers were from my scrap box.

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