Monday, March 30, 2015

April Birthday card to Hayden

I made another card with drawers for another grand daughter who is having her birthday in April.  I started with the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper.  I created my two boxes using a Sizzix pro box die.  I used a variety of dies for this box.

Cherry Lynn Anastasia border (frame)
Cherry Lynn Tiny Things with Wings (butterfly, dragonfly and hummingbird)
Cherry Lynn Leaf Strip
Heartfelt Creations Stamps:  Sun Kissed Tags and Basket set for label and Sun Kissed Fleur flower stamps.  Didn't have the die yet to go with this flower stamps, therefore, cut each flower out.
Memory Box branch die (branch under bird)
Wild Craft Flower (copper rose on ribbon)
charms found at a garage sale
Memory Box bird (blue birds on top)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cherry Lynn Challenge #178:  Back to Nature
Shabby Tea Room Week #248 - Beautiful Blooms
Sisterhood of Crafters - Come Fly With Me
Simons Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #176 - Anything Goes
Poppy Stamp Challenge #7 - Spring Fever
Reasonable Ribbons Challenge #115 - Things with Wing Theme
Craft Galore Encore Challenge - Make a Card for April
Lady Bugs Crafts - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Card with Dresser Drawers

This was a lot of fun making my first card easel with drawers.  I viewed a few tutorials on easel cards with drawers and had to use different measurements to fit the drawers made using my Sizzix Pro box die.  I cut out two boxes first and used antique looking brads for the handles before glueing the sides together. I measured how much paper to fit around my  boxes and used plain cream paper before adding the Graphic 45 paper.

I love my Graphic 45 papers as well as the Cherry Lynn flower dies and borders to create vintage cards and projects.  I love going to thrift stores and garage sales to find accents and ribbons and found the Design Accent resin hat and shoe in a Boise thrift store and colored them with my Copic markers.  Also, found black feathers and this camera brad at a garage sale and added these to the flower arrangements since the lady in the picture had a feather in her hat.  I added a small feather to the resin hat after coloring it. 

The flowers,  leaves and border are from Cherry Lynn and the frame around the lady is from Spellbinders Nestabilities - Floral Oval.

Supplies used:

Graphic 45 Paper - A Ladies Diary
Cherry Lynn - Miniature Rose
Cherry Lynn - Black Eyed Susan Strip
Cherry Lynn - Gardenia Small 
Cherry Lynn - Flourish Leaf Strip
Cherry Lynn - Anastasia Border
Cherry Lynn - Leaf Strip
Spellbinder Nestabilities - Floral Oval

I am entering this card in the Cherry Lynn #177 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #77 - Square

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birthday Card Snoopy neighbor

The window is the Madison Window from Poppy Stamps. 

I had the Art Impression Golden Oldies Women Gabber and Art Impression (AI) Girlfriends and saying "Wine gets better..."  I used Copic Markers to color the AI people.

This card has three pages.    My friend is having a birthday and she has neighbors that are always spying and gossiping about anyone and that is why I bought Hollis as the spyer this time and I needed more stamps for male cards for our red neck area. 

The cat is from a Cherry Lynn die.    

I am entering this card in this week's Poppy Stamps/Die Challenge Through My Window.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pastel Yellow Birthday Card

I needed to make one more birthday card for this month of March.  I used the Spellbinder Card Creator Label 4 dies for the frame on the left and a Cherry Lynn frame which I had to modify and cut to fit the small rectangle frame on the right.  The flowers are from the Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves and baby breathe are from Cherry Lynn Leaf strip and Cherry Lynn Baby Breath.  I added white twigs from a  Martha Stewart  punch.  The cupid is from Prima.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I colored parts of the sentiment with Copic Markers. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #121: ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of ADD SOME GREEN
Shabby Chic Tea Room Challenge #248 Beautiful Blooms
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things That Fly
DiesRUs Challenge #22 - Shades of Green
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #77 - Anything with a Twist, Make it Square
Classy Cards and Such Challenge #76- Green and Neutral
GGSC198-Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Pastels

Monday, March 16, 2015

Birthday Card

  I just bought the Graphic 45 Celebrate pad and decided to use it for the background.  I embossed the white paper with a Stampin Up embossing folder and used Ranger Rick Liquid Pearl and pearls around the embossing folder.  The saying came from a Stampin Up stamp set.

I used the Spellbinder border die for the middle, frame for the saying and the square dies for the background.  

The flowers were made using the Cherry Lynn Baby Breath, Tea Rose, Leaf Strip and small Rose.  I found several little Accent Design resin bonnets from a thrift store in Boise, Idaho and colored it with Copic Markers. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Easter Card - Lamb of God

I wanted to make a few cards with Christ picture on them and still keep the vintage look.  The paper came from Graphic 45.  The Cherry Lynn dies used were:  'Easter' 'Blessings' and 'Leaf Flourish' and the center of the Heartfelt Creation flowers were from the Cherry Lynn die set, 'Flower #1'.  The frame dies are from Spellbinder Nestabilities set.
I find my charms at garage sales and thrift stores.  While looking at the back of this cross on the card, it had Lourdes and Lucille engraved on it.  Question if it came from Europe.  Sending this card at Easter time to my grand daughter that is temporarily living in New York City. 
Entering this card to the following challenges this week:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Baby Girl Shower

 I created an Explosion Box card for a baby shower for a women expecting a baby girl.  I used a variety of dies but mostly Marianne Designs and Cherry Lynn Designs.

Marianne Designs dies used were the pink doily used on all four outside squares, "Baby" word, Diaper Pen, Stroller, and Umbrella located on the top of the box lid.  

Cherry Lynn Design dies used were the word "Blessings" and Sophie Border die for border around the lid of the box. 

 I created the baby shoe using a template online.  The lamb was from an old Sizzix die.  The crib bed is from Tattered Lace Dies.  I created the bows using the Zutter Bow Maker Version 2. 

I added lace from an ole stash and paper buttons on the outside of the card.

I am entering this card in this week's
Marianne Designs - Ribbon and Pearl challenge 
Simon Wednesday Challenge Says Special Lady/Girly
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #134 - Ribbons and Lace
Lawnscaping Challenge: Dots & Stripes sponsored by ELLEN HUTSON
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #75 - ATG With A Twist - Add a Ribbon
ABC Challenge - E is for Exceptionally Cute
Shabby Chic Tea Room - Challenge 247 - Pop Of Pink
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 175 Lots of Folds
TTCRD challenge- Anything Goes- March 10-16
7 Kids College Fund #120 - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springtime Card


It has been unusually warm in our area and it feels like springtime.  Therefore, I made a card this week to send to my sister in Colorado who was getting springtime weather in the Rockies last week but bunches of snow this week. 

I used the Cherry Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval die to frame the girl what was stamped with a retired Stampin Up Easter stamp set.  I made the tulips using the Cherry Lynn Tea Rose Small die for the trumpet of the daffodil and a McGill flower punch for the rest of this daffodil.  The white/pink flowers were made using the Cherry Lynn Baby's Breath Flower Kit die and I also added the Cherry Lynn Fanciful Flourish.

The butterfly was made using the new Stampin Up butterfly punch and die set and I colored it using pearl inks.  The tulips were from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The paper was the Graphic 45 Secret Garden.
I used the Zutter Bow Maker to shape my wired ribbon bow. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:
Cherry Lynn Designs Challenge 174-Doilies
Sister Hood of Crafters - Piercing
Paper Take Weekly Challenge - Technique
The Stamping Boutique - Layers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says  -Anything Goes