A Few Quick Cards to Share…

A Few Quick Cards to Share…


I was cleaning my craft room recently and came across a few quick cards I had made a while back (and had kind of forgotten about!).



For this one, I embossed a piece of brown card stock with the Cuttlebug “Thanks” embossing folder (#37-1134) and then rubbed “Walnut Brown” Viva 3D-Stamp Paint over the whole panel.  Love, love, love the rich, metallic shine!

I cut a rectangle window from the embossed panel and another rectangle for the greeting (PSX E-2266) with dies from the Spellbinders “A2 Matting Basics” (A & B) die sets.  Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate ink was used for the greeting panel along with a Vintage Photo distress marker and a Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer Tool for the splattered dots.



For this next one, I added Gina K Designs Honey Mustard ink and water to my craft mat and dipped/dragged white card stock through it.  Then I used a paint brush to tap/splatter some Dark Chocolate ink and water over the panel.  I sponged the edges and stamped the leaves and greeting from the Momenta “Nature Set” (lot #0005702) with Dark Chocolate ink.  This panel was layered on another piece of white card stock and a Dark Chocolate base.


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For these, I let the patterned paper do all the work…  I used portions of a piece of Recollections “Thoreau Flowers” (#505802) paper along with Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe and either Peach Ballini or Edible Eggplant card stock from Gina K Designs.

The birthday stamp is from the “Birthday Bash” set by Fiskars.  The greeting on the second one is from the “Various Verses” set (retired?) by Gina K Designs.  Both greetings were stamped with SU Tip Top Taupe ink.


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Tropical Birthday Wishes

Tropical Birthday Wishes


(a blast from the past…)

The tropical scene on this 5 x 7 card was inspired by Theresa Momber’s “You & Me Card Making Tutorial” from her blog.

The palm tree stamp is by All Night Media. (I can’t take credit for the details on this image; the stamp did all the work!  I just ran a green and brown marker over the fronds and trunk.)


The sentiment, stamped on vellum, is from the “Birthday Label” duo by GKD.  I needed a shorter sentiment, so I masked the end half and just used the birthday wishes part of the stamp.

This project was originally posted in my StampTV gallery on July 2, 2014.

(The above description came from the original post in which I failed to include the details for the ink colors, embossing folder, paper/card stock, and additional tools and products used.)

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Birthday Box Card with a Twist

Birthday Box Card with a Twist


I saw a video HERE where Maymay created a variation of a box card on the inside of her card.  The other interesting thing she did was to create windows through which you can view the popped up images that are sitting on the hidden strips or crossbars (like on a traditional box card).  And finally, she used stickers for her images (which I never think to do!).

I needed a few masculine cards so I set out to find stickers and card stock that would work with this card design and that would be appropriate for the men’s cards.  I ended up using Me & My Big Ideas (SPX-308) stickers (that I stuck to white card stock and fussy cut) and American Crafts Pinkpaislee #1254 card stock (from Dots & More Dots pad) as well as Recollections kraft and white.


These stickers are foiled.  Here is a better view of the shine.


Here’s a view of the crossbars.



I used a sticker on the front, but I wish I had heat embossed the greeting.  I’m not crazy about being able to see the clear around the words.  Oh well!



The greeting on the back is the Stampendous – Cling “Delightful Birthday” (#CRH306) stamp.


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Hand Stamped Pattern Paper in Pink

Hand Stamped Pattern Paper in Pink


Yesterday, I shared a card I made with tropical images to create my own patterned paper.  Here are two more with a butterfly theme that I did in pink (Memento Lilac Posies – straight up and stamped off).


These cards were made with only white card stock.  For the first one, the colored mats were sponged.  For the second one, I “smooshed” the Lilac Posies ink and water on the panels before stamping.

The butterfly image is from a set called “Fairy Wishes” (unbranded?).  The rings are from “Timeless Textures” by Stampin’ Up.  The branch (first card) is from a set of floral stamps I found in a “ms. sparkle & co.” bin at Joann Fabrics.

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Tropical Birthday Greetings – Hand Stamped Patterned Paper

Tropical Birthday Greetings – Hand Stamped Patterned Paper


I created this quick card sample while playing around with some stamps and ink to create my own patterned paper.  I “stamped off” the split leaf philodendron leaves to allow the areca palm fronds to pop.  (Yes, I needed to research the names of these leaves – LOL!)

This card was made with only white card stock and ink.  Memento Bamboo Leaves ink was sponged on one of the white panels to create the green mat and was also used for “stamping off” the lighter leaves.  Mowed Lawn Distress ink was used for the darker leaves and greeting.

These tropical images can be found in the Kaisercraft “Relax” stamp set.

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