March 28, 2012
A quick post today as it’s been a crazy busy past few weeks. Lots of doctor’s appointments, running around and in general, keeping up. I needed a sympathy card awhile back and used Cheery Lynn dies, PTI banner dies and stamps, and the small square is the Fleur de Lis die (Spellbinders). I cut a custom sized envie with my Cameo to fit the card as the banner makes it an odd size. Last year I bought a ream of Neenah Linen Solar White 24# writing paper to line my cards and found it works well for envelopes too. 500 sheets will last a long time! Thanks for stopping by!
March 12, 2012
I won a set of Card Creator dies from Stamping Scrapping! These dies will be released
at the end of this month this summer, but these are the ATC Card Creator dies and are perfectly sized for ATCs with the layers. Thanks, Cindy! They made my layering a breeze and were so fun to create with! Here’s what they look like:
For this card I used three of the ATC Card Creator dies and Cathedral Lace (Cheery Lynn Designs). The mini roses were made with a McGill flower punch and the leaf/vine is a Sizzlet die. Stamp is from Words of Wisdom (Stampin Up, retired).
This card was made using ATC Card Creator dies, Spellbinders Creative Pages Two, and a butterfly die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I kept it pretty simple and only added some seam binding that I dyed. I have a lot to catch up on and will be back later for more. Thanks for stopping by!
February 9, 2012
I love this stamp by Penny Black. I wish it was made in three parts though, the heart, the branch, and the leaves. I suppose that’s my spoiled self talking…clear stamps have me very spoiled. As it turned out, I masked the heart and branches/leaves separately. I used Real Red and Cherry Cobbler (both SU) ink for the heart and Close to Cocoa and Old Olive markers for the branches and leaves. I also accented the leaves a bit with Copics. Edges were sponged with Broken China (Tim Holtz Distress).
This is my “oops” card. I wasn’t going to add the butterfly but apparently I can’t glue as well as I thought, lol! Underneath the butterfly is a smearing of glue and it looked pretty obvious. Thank goodness for options to cover it up with! I used the Cathedral Lace die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and trimmed it down for the focal point. Banner and Birthday sentiment are both from Papertrey Ink.
This card is a Silhouette card file and was cut with the Cameo. I edited it a bit and left only (and rearranged) the hearts. The sentiment is from Heart Prints Sentiments (Papertrey Ink). A pretty simple card and super simple to put together.
This heart is from a stamp set called Heartfelt (Tim Holtz). Love sentiment is from Tiny Tags (Papertrey Ink). Image was colored with Copics…another simple card.
And now, on to some organizing…
Susan from Mad Sky Designs posted HERE about organizing her dies and embossing folders. I went to Staples and had to check out that gorgeous Martha Stewart binder. They also had them in red and a beautiful chestnut color, but I loved this one. I bought some pocket dividers also from Martha Stewart, they were in the same section as the binders and came with sheet protectors divided in twos or fours. Each pack had 10 sheets and retailed at $3.99. Thank you, Susan, for the recommendation and post!
I love that there is a top flap to keep your contents from flying out the top. Perfect for dies and my smaller stamps.
Here’s a shot of the other style, divided into two sections. I bought the magnetic vent covers from Menards and cut them to fit into the pockets (@ 4.25″ x 8″)…perfect for my dies.
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November 22, 2011
Good morning! I had some time over the past few days to work on some cards. I love snowflakes and will never have too many snowflakes, whether they be stamps, dies, or cutter files. For these cards I used Spellbinders Create a Flake, 1 & 2, Cheery Lynn Cathedral Lace (for the wise men card), and Memory Box snowflake, flourish, and snowflake border dies. The white poinsettia is from Bosskut and is a digital cutter file. Both sentiments are from Verve stamps (they have excellent quality stamps and fast shipping!) and the Three Wise Men stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. I bought this stamp well before they closed and sold their online shop, however, the new owners had their grand opening this past weekend.
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