Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Birthday to my nephew

My favorite color combination this year is using Coral/burnt orange with different shades of green.

My paper is the Graphic 45 'Time to Celebration'.  The banner and cakes are also from Graphic 45.  I cut the banner and extra cakes out and used a flower tool to mold it on the backs to form a 3D affect and used 3D glue dots on the back to keep the shape.   I used 3D glue dots on the back of  the molded cakes onto the paper with the not cut out cakes and added Stickle glitter glue on the candles.

My new frame is from Spellbinder Oval Regalia.  I added pearls around the frame.  I cut out the center of the Graphic 45 paper with a Spellbinder oval die and glued it onto the die.  I used glue dots to the back of the frame Spellbinder oval die to add a layer. 

The Graphic 45 banner was cut out of the Graphic 45 Time to Celebration paper.  The  rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts since I was a bit lazy to make the rose today.  I molded some leaves from the Cherry Lynn Ivy Leaf die and glued it around the rose to give it more of a 3D look for the leaves. 

The banner originally had on the paper the words 'Happy Birthday'  but  I colored over it with a Copic Marker and added the Cherry Lynn Designs 'Celebrate'.  I added The Cherry Lynn Design 'Happy Birthday' in the center of the oval frame.

 I use Cherry Lynn Design word dies almost all of the time since stamps don't always work for me.  It is definitely worth having a variety of Cherry Lynn Design sentiments in my die sets.  The Cherry Lynn Design saying/sentiment dies set come in two sizes. 

The corners are also from Cherry Lynn Design Lace Deco E.

 The design for the bow, can be found "Make Time to Craft" on Bonnie Garby's blog in which she created a tutorial of adding two different ribbons to form a bow:

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Dies R Us Challenge #27:  Flags and/or Banner
Cherry Lynn Design Challenge #190:  Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #20:  Favorite Color Combo
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Card to a Friend

 I have a friend that has been sick for a while and I wanted to send a card that is humorous as well as  thinking of her. 

I just bought the Elizabeth Crafts Oval Accordion die last week and would advise looking at some tutorials such as Dr. Sonia's besides looking at the instructions for the first one made since it was a challenge for me and had to throw away the first two cards.

I made the rose from Cherry Lynn Designs Medium Rose die.  I love using the Cherry Lynn Design flowers and leaves for most of my cards.  I use tacky glue to make my flowers most of the time.  I struggle using a glue gun for flowers since the glue dries so fast.

The banner in the front of the card was made using the Spellbinder Label die and was stamped with the Paper Inspiration stamp.

Paper is from Graphic 45.  I love using burnt orange and sage green often and is probably my favorite color combination.

Leaves were made using Cherry Lynn Designs Ivy Strip and Leaf Flourish.

Top of card is a Spellbinder die.
Side of Card is from Marianne Designs.
I used Art Impression Stamps for the doctor, saying "Yep..." and for the nurse and colored them with Copic Markers.
Sentiment is from Paper Inspiration stamp bought years ago.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #27:  Flags and/or Banners
Scrapy Land Challenge #20:  Favorite Color Combo and use a Scrapy Land Brand
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Simon Says Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Patriotic Card

I had fun creating this card from my new Statue of Liberty Whispers by Die-Versions purchased this past week from Dies R Us store.

I embossed the card using Stampin Up Stars embossing folder.  I punched out red, white and blue stars and glued the stars where the embossed stars were on the white paper.  I cut out three Statue of Liberty dies from three glitter colors (red, white and blue) and cut out the stars and glued it onto the Statue of Liberty.  I used the red and white glitter parts from the banner and added it to the Statue of Liberty.

The printed paper came from Paper Studio All Seasons Part II.

The frames were made using the Cherry Lynn Designs Oval Boutique Stacker frames and Oval Classic Silver Stackers.

The design for the ribbon, can be found "Make Time to Craft" on Bonnie Garby's blog in which she created a tutorial:

I am entering this card in DiesRUs challenge #27:  Flags and/or Banners

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cowboy Graduation Card

 My soon to be nephew, Wyatt,  just graduated from high school and will be going to college on a rodeo scholarship.  He has been doing well in rodeo competitions during his high school years.

I was very challenged creating a card that would be masculine, a high school graduation card with the theme of a cowboy and a rodeo to make it very personable along with his main interest at this time.

The letters all came from my Sizzix alphabet dies.  I stamped the blocks with a hay stamp (Art Impression brand) and used brown ink to distress the sides before gluing the letters.  The stamps wooden frame is from Push Impression and I used VersaMark before using a brown embossing powder.  The stickers a came my ole stash that I bought from a garage sale as well as the cowboy boots and cowboy on the front of the card that are men's tie pins that I bought at a garage sale. 

I am entering this card in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Make it Masculine

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Love Birds

This was a challenge to try to do a red, white and blue card since I normally don't combine red with soft cool colors.  The digital image was given to me by a friend.  Therefore, I don't know what company created this.  I colored this image with my Copic Markers using B000 and neutral grays and very light pink.  I colored the roses with Copic Markers but went over the roses with a red glitter pen and a bluish green pen for the leaves.

The red beads in the boutique and pearl hearts are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I made the rose from the Cherry Lynn Design Gardenia die and added the blue leaves from the Cherry Lynn Design Ivy Strip die.  I added Marianne Design die of flowers to give more dimension to the boutique. 

The inside and middle frame is from Cherry Lynn Boutique and the blue frame is from Spellbinders.  The lace is from Cherry Lynn Design scallop die. I embossed the middle frame with Stampin Up Heart embossing folder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DiesRUs Challenge:  Love Birds

Cherry Lynn Challenge:  Red, White and Blue