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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Graduation Slider Card

Graduation Slider Card


It’s that time of the year again…

I found this fun stamp at DRS Designs called “Culmination Graduation Greeting” (#1126K) which I thought was good for college (or grad school) graduates since they were “done” with their education.

This interactive card has a die cut graduate that “runs” across the inside of the card when it is opened.

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I needed several of these cards for both female and male graduates.  This is the inside for the guys:


This is actually a card design I made last year but hadn’t shared.  By the time I was ready to photograph and post it, it was well past graduation season so I decided to wait until now.  In addition to the design above, I had also made some with the year.  Change the year, and it works for any graduating class!


The “Class of  2018” was from a digital file that I purchased on Etsy.  (My saved link for that file no longer works.)  The same file for 2019 can be purchased HERE at ThankYouDadDesign.

I purchased the die cuts for the insides of the card from the Silhouette store and cut them with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  The female graduate is from a file called “Graduation” (design #82728) by Studio Ilustrado, and the male graduate is called “Jumping Graduate Boy” (design #197569) by Sarah Bailey.

The background paper is “Black Congrats” (0S-003-00093) from DCWV.  The sentiment on the inside is from the “Flower Builders” set from Gina K Designs.

I made two other slider cards in the past (an anniversary card, and a football themed birthday card).  If you care to see how to make a card like this with a sliding element, check out my tutorial HERE.

I had a little trouble getting the white to look white in the photos.   😦

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Embossed Wedding Bells

Embossed Wedding Bells


Two embossing folders were used to create this CAS, 5 1/2 inch square wedding card.  The bells were from the Sizzix Textured Impressions “Together Forever” set (#661488).  The background was made with the “Dotty Floral” folder by Apple Blossom Designs (#EFOB0056).  This folder is large – 6 x 6 inches.  (I trimmed my panel down to 5 x 5 inches for this card.)  The embossing effect on these folders is very strong, and so it is recommend that thick card in excess of 250gsm be used.  However, the card stock I wanted to use was light weight, so I lightly spritzed the card stock with water before running it through my machine which seemed to prevent it from cracking.  I used my Big Kick with the multi-purpose platform ( no shims/tabs) and 2 cutting plates.

The background card stock is from the Recollections Shimmer Silver & Champagne pack and has a beautiful, subtle shimmer to it (which you can see a bit better below).  I love this paper for “elegant” card designs.


I embossed the wedding bells on water color paper (I love the texture!) and added a few pearls to finish it off.

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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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Sealed With A Kiss Anniversary Card

Sealed With A Kiss Anniversary Card


(inside: In all you dream and in all you do, may the love you share bring joy to you…)

This amusing, kissing couple image is from a stamp set called “Sealed with a Kiss” by Paper Pretties.  Sadly, the online store closed, but I contacted the owner who actually still had the stamp set, and I was able to purchase it from her.  Yay!!

I used a die from the Spellbinders Labels 2 set (S4-162) to create my focal panel on this z-fold card.  I sponged GKD Dark Chocolate ink over/around my stamped image while the die cut was still in the die.  To create the z-fold card base, I scored my 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch panel at 4 1/2 and 2 1/8 inches.


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers (woman: B32, B34, RV02, E57, E47, E13; skin: E50, E13, E21; man: E44, E59, E55, E51, E57).


The greeting is unnamed (#97219) by Inkadinkado.  The sentiment inside is called “In All Your Dreams” from Print Words by Annette Allen Watkins.  (I masked off the “happy wedding day” part of this stamp.)

American Crafts (#320337) patterned paper was used along with Recollections kraft and white card stock.

Z-fold cards fold flat for mailing.


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