Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Roses

I made this card for the Flowers challenge at  I used Elegant Happy Birthday # 997 and Rose Surround Small # 7073 from .   I stamped the roses on 36# vellum using white dye ink and embossed them with Queen's Gold EP.  I cut them out using a 4 split tool and a piercing pad.  The coloring was done on the backside using a blender pen and Shades Dye inks- Tank, Forest, Sunrise Orchid and Fushia Fizz.  The background was done using a pouncer and Palm Grove-Shades Dye ink.  I die cut the oval using Cheery Lynn Design's Little Stackers Oval and outlined it with a gold leafing pen.  I used clear photo corners to layer the white cardstock to the green card.  The roses were attached using the red Tombow glue stick.

Monday, February 14, 2011

More Valentines

Emboss a 3"x 5 1/2" piece of red and aqua cardstock using new embossing plate.  Rub white dye ink directly to the red paper to highlight the embossing.  Layer both pieces to a 5 3/4"x 5 3/4" dark brown square and layer this to a square card.  Die cut the hearts for both the front and inside of card in red, aqua and dark brown cardstock.  Emboss the hearts using the Dots embossing folder and SweetStamps embossing plate.  Stamp Country Hearts and Heart Patches on red cardstock using embossing ink and detail white embossing powder.  Cut the hearts out.  Attach striped ribbon to the front of the card and layer hearts to card as shown using foam dots to attach the Country hearts.  Arrange three hearts inside the card and stamp Be Mine in center heart using embossing ink and emboss with detail white EP.

Products used: Stamps-Be Mine #993, Country Hearts Patch Large 110, Heart Patches # 108, White Detail EP, White Dye ink
Nellie's Multi Frame's Heart #MFD022
Crafts Too Embossing folder Dots #3014
Distress Embossing ink
American Crafts-striped ribbon
foam dots

Emboss red, aqua and dark brown cardstock using new embossing plate.  Rub
white ink directly to the paper to highlight the embossing.  Tear paper into pieces and randomly glue to the front of a white note card.  Attach ribbon to center of card.  Die cut hearts from red, aqua and dark brown paper and emboss using Dots embossing folder and embossing plate.  Rub white ink on aqua heart to highlight embossing.  Layers hearts together and layer o card using foam dots.  Using micro glue dots attach the metal heart to front of card.  For the inside of the card use the cut outs from the die cuts as a stencil and ink hearts using Valentine, Montego Bay and French Roast ink applying with a sponge.  Stamp Be My Valentine in center heart using French Roast ink.

Products used: Stamps-Be My Valentine, Shades Dye inks- Valentine, Montego Bay and French Roast, White Dye ink
Nellies Multi Frame's-Heart #MFD022
American Crafts-ribbon
Gary Burlin-Krystal Klear Hardware heart
Micro glue dots and foam dots

Start with a 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" square card.  Cut a piece of gold mirror cardstock the same size as the card and attach to the front.  Using the Nellie's die, cut the corner pieces from gold mirror cardstock and Stardreams textweight paper, layer the pieces together and adhere to the bottom corners of the card.  Emboss the hearts for the front of the card using the Trendy Ornament Hearts stencil from the gold mirror cardstock and Stardreams textweight paper.  Cut out and layer to the card using foam dots between the large heart and the card and between the hearts.  Apply the pearl stud to the center of the heart.  For the inside, die cut the hearts from the Nellie's heart die, layer together and stamp Be My Valentine in center using embossing ink and Medieval Metals EB.  Layer to inside of card.

Products used: My Valentine, Medieval Metals EP, Distress embossing Ink
Nellies Multi Frame's Heart #MFD022 Nellie's D Die #DD011
Ecstasy Crafts-Trendy Ornament Hearts
Prima Marketing-Say it with Studs #530983
The Paper Cut-Gold Mirror cardstock, Stardreams textweight paper, square card
Foam dots

This card was done the same as the Gold card above but all papers were Stardreams textweight.

Start with a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" dotted paper.  Layer to the front of an A2 white card.  Die cut the hearts from Ice Silver Stardream textweight paper and Bo Bunny Love Hearts paper, using the Nellie's Heart die.  Layer hearts together and add a glitter heart to center.  Die cut the swirl using the Stardreams paper the Marianne's die.  Use foam dots to attach the heart layer to the front of the card and micro glue dots to attach the swirl.  From a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of the Stardreams paper die cut the border using the Nellie's border die.  Cut one side first, then line up the die for the second cut by placing the die close to the first cut to form scallops on each side of the border.  Attach border to bottom of card, letting it hang slightly over the edge of the card.  Apply Liquid Pearls to the center of the scallops.  For the inside, use the cut out from the Stardreams paper heart as a stencil and using a sponge apply Fuschia Fizz ink to the heart.  Stamp Happy Valentine's Day in  center of heart in Fuschia Fizz ink.

Products used: Happy Valentine's Day #952, Fuschia Fizz Shades Dye ink
Nellies Multi Frame's Hearts #MFD022 and Borders #MFD023
Marianne's Design #LR0112
The Paper Cut-A2 card, Iced Silver textweight Stardreams paper
Bo Bunny-Love Hearts and dotted paper
Liquid Pearls-Flamingo
foam dots and micro glue dots

Using removable tape line up the Trendy Ornament Heart stencil on a 4 3/4"x 4 3/4" piece of white cardstock.  Use chalk to color in the flowers and vines and a fine black multiliner for the dots.  Carefully chalk heart in center.  Layer the stenciled card to a 5 1/4" X 5 1/4" piece of red cardstock using clear photo corners.  Attach ribbon to the bottom corners of the card, taping the tails in the back.  Layer the red card to the front of a square white card of the same size.  Stamp Happy Valentine's Day in Fuschia Fizz ink in the center of the heart.

Products used: Happy Valentine's Day #952   Fuschia Fizz Shades Dye ink
Ecstasy Crafts-Trendy Ornament Hearts #4253023
The Paper Cut-square card
Copic Multiliner 0.3
Chalk, ribbon

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Be Mine

Use a Scor-It to score the large scallop layer in half to make a 4 3/4" x 3" card. Die cut scalloped square in both the patterned paper and the tan paper.  Cut the heart out of the center of the patterned paper and layer to the tan square.  Stamp Be Mine in center and emboss with embossing power.  Glue striped ribbon to front of card and trim around scallop.  Layer the embossed square to the card with foam dots.  Attach ribbon loop and button to ribbon with glue dots.  Layer card to a piece of 5" x 3 1/2" tan cardstock, use corner rounder to round corners.

Products used: Be Mine stamp #993, Medieval Metals Embossing Powder
Cheery Lynn Little Stackers Scallop Squares Dies #LST002
Nellie's Multi Frame's Hearts #MFD022
The Paper Cut Large Scallop Layers-Hopsack Red
Tan cardstock, ribbon, button, corner rounder, foam and glue dots

Hot Pink Valentine

This card was made for Sweet Stamps - Shades of Pink Challenge
Please visit the Sweet Stamps Blog and enter the challenge for chance to win a $20 shopping spree in the store!! 

Layer a 6 1/4"x 4 1/2" piece of dotted cardstock to a A6 white card, round the top corners with a corner rounder. Die cut hearts from Spring Astro Silver and pink cardstock, layer hearts together and use foam dots to layer to card.  Die cut the scallop border from a 5"x2" piece of textweight paper using border die.  Line up the second cut so that it will form scallops on both of the long edges of the paper.  Layer this to the bottom edge of card so that the scallop hangs slightly over the edge of the card.  Die cut a small heart from pink paper and layer it to a piece of textweight paper, trim around the heart leaving a slight border.  Emboss Be Mine to heart using embossing ink and white embossing powder, heat set. Punch a hole near top of the small pink heart and attach an eyelet to it.  Weave the ribbon through one of the openings in the large heart and thread both ends through the eyelet tying a knot in the back.

Products used: Be Mine stamp #993, white Embossing powder, Distress Embossing ink
Nellies Multi Frame's Hearts #MFD022, Borders #MFD023
The Paper Cut-Spring Astro Silver cardstock, Iced Silver textweight Stardreams paper, A6 white card
1/4" white satin ribbon, foam dots, pink eyelet, corner rounder, dotted and solid pink paper

Valentine Heart with Ribbon

Ink the Love Hearts embossing folder with Sunrise Orchid ink directly to the folder before embossing a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of white cardstock.  Die cut the solid heart from the medium orchid shade of paper and the doily heart from the Spring Astro Silver.  Layer a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Iced Silver textweight Stardreams paper to an A2 white card and round the corners.  Round the corners of the embossed hearts layer, attach a piece of 1 1/2" sheer ribbon to the front by taping the tails to the back and layer to the card.  Make a bow from 1 1/2" ribbon and use a glue dot to attach to the ribbon on the card.  Use foam dots to layer the white heart to the pink heart and foam dots to layer the pink heart to the card.

Products used: Shades Dye Ink-Sunrise Orchid
Crafts Too-Love Hearts embossing folder # 3021
Nellies Multi Frame Heart # MFD022
Coordinations Core Color cardstock-Orchid/medium
The Paper Cut-Spring Astro Silver cardstock & Iced Silver textweight paper
white cardstock and A2 white card
large corner rounder
1 1/2" sheer wired ribbon
foam dots and glue dots

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 2011 Walk in Workshop

Here are the cards I did for the February 2011 Walk in Workshop at retail store in Fowlerville, MI

                                                                         Daisy Card

Cut 2 circles using Cheery Lynn Designs Little Stacker Circles from cream cardstock (one to fit inside
and a larger one to fit outside of the circle on the Marigold Felt Bib card from  Papercut).  Attach circles
to the card with glue stick.  Layer the Pebbles, Inc. Daisy Sticker to the center of the cream circle.
Attach Satin Flower to sticker with a mini glue dot and apply Buttercup Liquid Pearls, to the center,
set aside to dry. Emboss the Milkweed Bib Card Overlay with Crafts-Too Small Flowers Embossing
Folder.  Attach the Gingham Ribbon by taping the tails to the back of the overlay. Attach overlay to the
card with adhesive.  Tie a knot around the ribbon on the right side of the card using a smailer piece of
ribbon and cover the knot with a button, (use  a mini glue dot to hold the button in place).

Products used:
Paper Cut's Marigold Felt Bib card and Milkweed Bib Overlay
Crafts-Too Small Flowers embossing folder #3022
Cheery Lynn Designs Little Stacker Circles LST 003
Pebbles Ink Daisy Sticker
Liquid Pearls Buttercup
Cream cardstock
Mini Glue dots
Gingham ribbon and Satin flower

                                                           Polka Dots and Stripes Card

Layer 2 3/4” X 4 1/4“ Polka Dots and Striped paper to A2 white card.Glue coordinating Flowered Ribbon in center to cover seam.  Cut small and medium Flower Shape and Circle shape from Nellie’s
Multi Frame Die-Circle 3 in colors to match the papers. Use a hole punch to punch hold in smallest flower shape and attach the Really Big Brad from Bazzill to it.  Use glue stick to layer flowers and circle
together and adhere to ribbon with foam dots.

Products used:
Nellie's MFD011 Multi Frame Die-Circle 3
Bazzill Really Big Brad-Walnut
Misc patterned paper and ribbon
Foam dots

                                                               Happy Birthday

Layer 2 1/8” X 5 1/2” patterned papers to A2 card.  Attach solid color ribbon to seam with glue stick.  Die cut largest Scallop French Flair from solid color paper using Cheery Lynn’s Little Stackers
Scallop French Flair.  Drop down 2 die sizes and cut patterned paper. To make frame, drop down
2 more die sizes and use removal tape to attach this die in center of patterned French Flair.
Cut this out to make frame.  Layer frame to solid paper. Stamp Tile Design from
by first inking with Distress Embossing ink and then inking stamp with Nightfall Shades dye ink
(this will make your dye ink embossable) before stamping in center of frame. Emboss with Clear EP
and heat with heat gun. Use same technique to stamp Happy Birthday from
on solid paper and trim with MIni Scallop scissors. Layer both pieces to the card using foam dots.

Products used: stamps; Happy Birthday and Tile 1 #414, Shades Dye ink-Nightfall, Clear Embossing powder
Cheery Lynn Designs Little Stackers Scallop French Flair LST010
Distress Embossing ink
Mini Scallop scissors
Misc patterned and solid papers and ribbon
Foam dots

                                                                  Scallop Tag Card

Tear patterned paper in small pieces.  Use adhesive to layer paper pieces randomly to Scallop Tag card from Paper Cut.  Trim excess paper around card as needed.  Use glue stick to attach ribbon to card and trim around scallop.  Cut 3 circles from Cheery Lynn’s Little Stackers Scallop Circle dies using the 3 smallest dies and the  same paper that was used for the card.  Apply Wild Honey and Rusty Hinges Distress inks to edges of the circles and layer together using glue stick. Use foam dots to layer on card. Add Pearl to center of circle.

Products used"
Paper Cut Scallop Tag card
Cheery Lynn Designs Little Stackers Scallop Circles LST 012
Distress Ink Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge
Want to Scrap-self adhesive pearls
Misc: Patterned papers, ribbon, sponge
Foam dots

                                                                         Pot Of Gold

Stamp Shamrock background from in Forest Shades Dye ink to front of 3” X 3” white card.  Die cut Nellie’s Eastern Circle from dark green paper.  Edge with Gold Leafing Pen, set aside.  Stamp Pot of Gold from using Distress Embossing ink on black paper.  Emboss with Queen’s Gold embossing powder and heat with heat gun.  Cut out pot.  Apply Quickie Glue pen to coins in pot and sprinkle with Gold Glitter.  Use glue stick to layer green die cut piece to card and use foam dots to layer pot to it. Tie sheer green ribbon to top of card.

Products used: Pot of Gold #2005, Happy St. Patrick's Day #2007 and Shamrock trio #761, Forest Shades dye ink, Queen's Gold embossing powder
Nellie's Eastern Circle Die MFD 010
Marco's Paper 3x3 White cards
Distress Embossing ink
Misc-Dark Green paper, sheer ribbon, gold glitter
Quickie Glue pen
Krylon Gold Leafing pen
foam dots