Monday, August 24, 2015

Christmas Pocket Tag Card with Poinsettias

I decided to make a Christmas Flower Pot Pocket/Tag card for
Scrapy Land Challenge #24 - Pocket/Tag card.

I watched a few tutorials today on how to make flower pot pocket/tag cards.  Since I like making larger cards,  I took some information from many tutorials and made it my own.

The top of the tag is from 'Anja's Vintage Decoration' by Marianne Design' from light gold glitter paper.  The poinsettias were made  with white glitter and light gold glitter paper.  The petals were made using Creative Expression Sue Wilson 'Mosaic Poinsettia' die with the Spellbinder poinsettia die set.  The holly leaves were made using Creative Expression Sue Wilson Left and Right Holly Spray die.  I used red Stickles glitter glue to made the berries on the holly leaves.

The embossing folder for the pot is from Creative Expression Sue Wilson Snowflake Lattice embossing.  The bow is from Tattered Lace die.  I glued gold glitter around the Tattered Lace bow and glued a pearl earring that I found at a garage sale.  The Merry Christmas saying is a die Cherry Lynn Design.

The ribbon and paper are from an ole stack.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pocket Tag Birthday Card

My sister-in-law is having a birthday this coming week and I wanted to make my real first pocket tag card.  She has the Southwest Native American decor and furniture throughout her home.  Therefore, I wanted a card that would match her decorative theme.  I came from the Southwest area and love the popular colors of corals and turquoise.  

I colored the Whimsy Stamp 'Wynat Beautiful' with Copic Markers.  I cut this picture using a circle die and glued it onto the Cherry Lynn Design 'French Pastry Doily' die.

Last week, a special friend was selling some of her retired Stampin Up supplies and I bought this beautiful Stampin Up ruffled coral ribbon and turquoise paper.  The lace ribbon and stamp are also from Stampin Up.

The boutique flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft flowers and I made a few roses using the Cherry Lynn Design Medium Rose die.  I glued the Cherry Lynn Mini Leaf Flourish behind the floral arrangement.

The printed paper and card board tag are from Graphic 45 'Baby and Bride Classic Collection'.  The embellishment under the lace ribbon is actually a turquoise earring.  My friend and I were at a garage sale yesterday and we found a sack full of earrings.  This turquoise earring didn't come in a pair and thought this would be a nice touch to this card since it represents the Southwest.

The top of the tag is 'Anja's Vintage Decoration' by Marianne Design.  Also, I added the dragon fly that comes in the set of Cherry Lynn Design 'Tiny Things with Wings'.

I am entering this challenge in the
Scrapy Land Challenge #24   - Pockets/Tags card
Cherry Lynn Challenge #199 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #31 - Great Outdoors
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #146 - Birthdays
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #132 - Anything Goes

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pocket and/or Tag

I was thinking about how to do a pocket/tag card or project for the Scrapy Land Challenge #24 - Pocket/Tag and thought about Halloween.  I came up with an idea of a pocket/tag treat bag idea for my grand daughters for Halloween.

I used a Stampin Up punch to make a 2" tag at 9" long.  I measured my Snicker Bar which had 1/2" sides and cut my paper at 5 1/2" wide and 9" long and scored at 1 1/2" and 3 1/2" and glued the back side on the back of the tag to create a pocket.  I cut out a 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" rectangle and scored 1/4" on each side of the 1 1/4" edges and glued on the bottom of the treat pocket so that the candy doesn't fall out.

I used the Cherry Lynn Design Spider Web doily and Cherry Lynn Design Happy Halloween sayings.  The cat and hat are from the Spellbinder Halloween die set.  I used a small amount of red, green and gold glitter paper on the hat and cat.  The black lace around the project is the Cherry Lynn Design Anastasia Border die.

I added the ribbon onto the top of the label to give it some color.

Now, I have a pocket/tag treat bag for my little Trick or Treat grand daughters. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guardian Angel watching over mom

This is a Thank You card to a nursing home called Guardian Angels that took good care of my mother-in-law who passed away last week.  They were so good to her as well as to us.  I love the new embossing folder from Sue Wilson - Snowflake Lattice that I had to order from England since no one had it in the US at this time.  It arrived to me in one week.

I love making flowers using Cherry Lynn dies.  I cut out the center of the Cherry Lynn Sophia's doily which created a beautiful scallop frame for the center. 

The dies that I used were:
Cherry Lynn Designs:  Sophia's Heart Doily
Cherry Lynn Designs:  Fanciful Flourish
Cherry Lynn Designs:  Medium Rose
Cherry Lynn Designs: Chrysanthemum Strip
Memory Box Die: Diamond Background Die
Creative Expression - Sue Wilson 2014 Christmas Angel Die Set and used the dove
Creative Expression - Sue Wilson Embossing Folder:  Snowflake Lattice
Angel is from Prima Marketing.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cherry Lynn Design Challenge #198:  Doilies

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nature and Penny Black Stamp

 I just bought the Penny Black Stamp - Sweet Fairies.  I love the little one holding the lady bug and the stomach sticking out.  I stamped it with Memento black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.

I used the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create-A-Card Cutting & Embossing Die called 'Precious' and added the Cherry Lynn Design border "Francesca".  

The inside frame with the Penny Black Stamp 'Sweet Fairies', I used the Cherry Lynn Swedish Spring Floral Frame and Cherry Lynn Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker Frame.

In the floral area, I used the Cherry Lynn Design dies:  Fanciful Flourish, Flourish Leaf Strip, small Tea Rose and made the rose buds from the medium and small Tea Rose dies.  I cut a few small butterflies from the Memory Box butterfly strip.

The hummingbird and dragon fly is from the Cherry Lynn Design 'Tiny Things with Wings'.  

Below, I made the tiny lady bugs with the Deluxe Aleene glue gun and Aleene glue sticks. I made about 20 red glitter dots at a time.  I used the dots to make red holly berries or lady bugs.  

The Deluxe Aleene glue gun kit comes with a variety of tips.  I used the smallest round tip.  First, set the glue gun to the hotter temperature.  After doing about two dots with the glue, immediately add glitter.   After all of the red glitter dots have cooled, I used Ranger Rick Black Liquid Pearl to the tips of the red glitter dots for the head of the lady bugs and a black Sharpee pen for the dots of the lady bug.  Also, a powder red pearl is beautiful to use besides the red glitter.  If you use the red pearl powder, wait until the glue is no longer hot and very dry.  Using your fingers,  add the red pearl powder to the glue dot.  It looks like a real pearl. 

If there is any glue string on the dot, I cut it off with scissors.  Not all glue dots were perfectly round.  I found one mistake that I was making earlier was waiting for the string to break and not releasing the glue gun immediately.  Therefore, I wasn't getting the good dots.  Therefore, release the glue gun handle immediately to get better dots.  I really don't know if putting the glue dots on aluminum foil is better but I think I like parchment paper better.
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Cherry Lynn Design Challenge #197 - Back to Nature
Scrapy Land Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #30 - Summer Time Fun
7 Kids College Fund #132   - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Christmas Creative Expression Sue Wilson Noel

I am entering this card in the Scrapy Land Challenge #23:  Anything Goes.    Scrapy Land carries these brand names listed below.

I just received the Creative Expression dies of Sue Wilson 'Noel' and 'Poinsettia Mosaic'.  I just love the words around the NOEL on this die.  I cut out two Noel die cuts, one with white paper and the other with silver glitter paper.  I cut out the Noel from  silver glitter paper and glued it onto the white Noel die cut.  I used silver Stickles glitter glue on the words around the NOEL. 

The black frame around the NOEL is from Cherry Lynn Designs 'Horizontal Boutique Square Stacker Frame'.

The poinsetta was made using the Spellbinder layered poinsettia dies and silver glitter paper with regular white card stock for Sue Wilson 'Mosaic Poinsettia' and layered the poinsettia flower petals before adding pearls in the center. 

I added dark silver glitter pine branches from the Martha Stewart pine branch punch behind the poinsettia.  The larger pine branches are from Impression Obsession 'Pine Branch' die.  I used a clear embossing powder to give the pine branches a shine.  I added a silver ribbon behind the poinsettia.  
The white paper was embossed using the Tattered Lace Holly embossing folder.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Summertime Fun

Last week, it was very hot in the 100s and this week, we woke up to 30 degree cold temperatures. 
I had a lot of fun making this summer time card for my nephew.  I used foam tape to give the picture height from the embossing paper.

The supplies and dies used were:
Couture Creations embossing folder "Timeless"
Stampin Up orange ribbon
The Paper Shelter digital picture colored with Copic Markers
Impression Obsession "Spiral Flower"
Cherry Lynn Design  "Celebrate"
Memory Box  "Honey Blossom Frame" (cut two to add the extra branch)
Memory Box "Resting Birds"
Paper:  Bazzill cardstock

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Cherry Lynn Design #196 -  Summer Fun
Dies R Us Challenge #30 - Summer time Fun
Deep Ocean Challenge #109 - Summer Fun
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #145 - Lazy Summer Days