Golf Frustration

Golf Frustration

This card features the amusing “Frustration” stamp from Stamps Happen by Gary Patterson. I made this card for my husband to present a gift of golf lessons. (Looks like this dude could use some lessons too – lol!!)

I stamped the image in Gina K Designs black amalgam ink and colored it with Copic Markers (grass and leaves: G21, G24, G28, G29, G82, G94; tree E87, E89; bird, and sky: B91, B95, B97; animals: E31, E41, E43, E44, E47, R56, 100; golf club: C5, Y26; golfer: E23, E25, E27, B34, B39, E50, E51, E53; gnome and clouds: C0, C2, E000, R56; and lots of colorless blender for mistakes!)

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Two Cards for Gift Giving

Two Cards for Gift Giving

The first card is for giving restaurant gift cards or cash for meals.

My kids often opt for take-out instead of cooking for themselves (some more than others!), so I made “Take-out Kits” for each of them as part of their Christmas gift this year. This card was part of the the “kit.”

The chef is from the “Recipe for Happiness” stamp set by My Favorite Things. He was stamped with Gina K Designs black amalgam ink and colored with Copic Markers (C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, E13, E21, E25, E27, E29, E41, E42, E43, E50, R89, and a colorless blender).

The text was computer generated.

The A2 card base has a pocket inside to include restaurant gift cards or cash for meals. To make it, I started with a 5 1/2 x 11 inch panel and scored it at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2. That left the 2 1/2 inch portion to create the pocket.

The insulated bags would also be good for groceries. The cutlery could be kept in their desks at work, and the “meal decision dice” were just silly!


The second card is for gifting an Uber gift card.

The die cut is from a Silhouette cut file called “Santa’s Sleigh” (design # 336564) by Simply Sweet Cut Files. It was cut from Bazzill “Pomegranate Splash” card stock and embossed with the SU “Subtle” embossing folder.

The background panel was debossed with the Darice “Snowflake Swirl” embossing folder. I used the debossed side so there’d be more surface area on which to adhere the die cut. The greeting was computer generated.

This one also has a pocket (or flap) to hold the gift card.

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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.)

Snowman Gift Tags

Snowman Gift Tags

I was wrapping gifts the other day and thought I’d whip up some simple gift tags. Ok, the snowmen took a bit of time to cut and assemble… but then I whipped up some simple gift tags. (Everything always takes longer than I expect it to – lol!)

The snowman die was from a set called “Chilly & Freezy” from Tim Holtz/Sizzix which was “a special Cyber Monday surprise free gift ” from Simon Says Stamp (with my $25 Tim Holtz purchase). His body was embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up (discontinued). All the other scraps already were textured.

The to/from stamp was from the GKD “Christmas Magic” stamp set and was heat embossed in white. I will use a uni-ball signo broad white pen to write the names.

The tags were cut from a steel rule die called “Tag & Tie” from Tim Holtz (discontinued), and I trimmed them down to 4 inches long. The edges were sponged with Gina K Designs Charcoal Brown ink.

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Faux Embossed Snowflake Cluster

Faux Embossed Snowflake Cluster

Day 9 of the Holiday Card Workshop 2022 is called Snowflakes. One of the lessons was called “A Faux Embossed Look” taught by Kristina Werner. For my card, I used the Hero ArtsSnowflake Cluster Fancy Die” and the Hero Arts “Snowflake Confetti Fancy Die” along with the “Festive Mini Expressions – Warmest Wishes” die from Creative Expressions. The card stock is White Pearl from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) and Recollections heavy weight White Dove. Lots of cutting and gluing!

If you are interested in seeing how to use create a faux embossed look on your card, check out the class over at Online Card Classes!

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