Plaid and Purple Easter Card

Plaid and Purple Easter Card

(inside: wishing you many blessings this Easter)

My sister, brother and I used to color eggs for Easter at my grandmother’s house every year, and I continued the tradition with my own children years later. This cute plaid pattern is similar to what they looked like when we were done – just kidding!! The colors were similar at least…

I used an egg shaped die to create the frame and placed the plaid patterned paper behind the hole. The greeting pieces were cut twice and offset slightly. I added a few more layers, and this card was complete.

The purple gingham paper was from the “Gingham Digital Paper” set from Striped Elephants, and the plaid was from the “Easter Stripes, Dots & Plaids” digital set from JoDittDesigns – both from Etsy. I also used white and Wild Lilac card stock from Gina K Designs.

The inside sentiment is from “Just Sentiments: Easter” from Papertrey Ink.

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Hanging Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Hanging Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

Hanging Hearts Valentine's Day Card

(inside: have a happy day!)

I went with a simple design and traditional colors on this 4 1/2 inch square Valentine’s Day card.

The beautiful hanging hearts die cut was made with the “Frame Love” die by Scrap Man. I made the die cut into a sticker by adding Super Tacky Tape by Creek Bank Creations to the back of the red card stock before die cutting. The die cut was adhered to a white panel embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up.

This die cut is very thin and delicate and does not hold it’s shape well when trying to adhere it to the card so I created a template by positioning and cutting the image from plain white card stock that was the same size as my card front. I was able to place the template over the actual card panel and drop the die cut into the negative space on the template and shape it before sticking it down. 

The greeting is from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a die from the “Sentiment Strips” die set from Photoplay. The sentiment on the inside is from the “One in a Million” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).

If mailed in a square envelope, this card would have required a trip to the post office so I used a regular A2 size envelope. It was a little too big for the card but much easier!

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Love Birds Valentine’s Day Card

Love Birds Valentine’s Day Card

Love Birds Valentine's Day Card

(inside: Love you so much!)

Back to some basic stamping…

This card features a stamp from the “Better With You” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).

The pink and gray plaid digital paper is from the “Valentine Plaid Mini Pack 1” by TLPrintableDesigns that I purchased on Etsy. I paired it with gray card stock from the “Cool Waters” card stock pack by Recollections and Cranberry Tart by Gina K Designs.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (B45, Y17, R56, C5, E70, And E71). The panel was then cut with the circle die from the “Snow Globe Gumball Machine Die” set by Creek Bank Creations. (Any circle die would have worked; this set was on my desk from another project.) Once the panel was colored, I embossed it with the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up. (I used this same folder to emboss the plaid panel as well.)

The gray mat was cut with a die from the “Stitched Circles” set from Gina Marie Designs.

The greeting was from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted and was cut with a die from the “Sentiments Strips” set by Photoplay. The inside sentiment is from the “My Little Bear Hearts for You” set by Scrapberry’s.

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Sweet Treat Valentine’s Day Card

Sweet Treat Valentine’s Day Card

Sweet Valentine's Day Card 1

(inside: have a happy day!)

I made gumball machine shaker cards for my kids for Valentine’s day, and the “gumballs” are mini m&m’s. This fun card design was made with the “Snow Globe Gumball Machine” die set from Creek Bank Creations. As the product title suggests, this one set contains elements to create either a snow globe or a gumball machine. (Their video tutorial shows how this shaker card was made.)

The m&m’s are fun to shake, but they are also yummy to eat! When you open the card, you will find a zip strip that enables you to tear open the panel behind the gumball machine to get to the candy. How fun is that?! Creek Bank Creations has a zip strip die, but I already owned the “Essential Sentiment Rip Strips Die-namics” die set by My Favorite Things so I used that one instead. I stamped “open” on the strip using a stamp from the “Push Here” set from Lawn Fawn.

To cut the acetate for the shaker window, I used a die from the “Standard Circles Small” set from Spellbinders. I used pre-cut self adhesive foam rings from Creekbank Creations to create the shaker “resevoir” but forgot that I needed a double layer for each card to accomodate the thickness of the m&m’s and had not ordered enough. I ended up cutting my own foam rings for the last card from foam sheets with a die from the “Stitched Circle Ring Die Set” – both also from Creek Bank Creations. (I used a Copic Marker (C7) to color the edges of the foam so it blended in from the side.)

The red on red heart paper is from the “Happy Anniversary” digital paper pack by PrtSkinDigital that I purchased on Etsy. The light gray card stock is Bazzill Tiara, and the dark gray is from the “Cool Waters” pack by Recollections. I also used silver mirror card stock by Gift Boutique.

The greeting is from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a die from the “Sentiment Strips” die set from Photoplay. The sentiment on the inside is from the “One in a Million” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and for all your support and encouragement this past year.  I really appreciate it!

(The above image was found on google and is not my own.)