Sunday, August 20, 2017

Apples for the Teachers - Apple on Inky Patchwork

     Here is the second card to go in the teacher goodie bag that I wrote about yesterday. This is my first time using the Impression Obsession "Mini Pattern" stamps that I purchased last year - in August - I think. I stamped them on a Palette Mirror (looks a bit like a gelly plate) then stamped this onto white card stock. Essentially I created my own patterned paper. 

Card and Envelope
 I used the same technique to make the apples inside the card - adding a die-cutting step. 

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K - Red Velvet
                                        Grass Green
                                        Fresh Asparagus
     Ink: Gina K Designs - Red Velvet
                                         Fresh Asparagus
     Stamps: Stamps of Life - Apples 2 Stamp
                   Impression Obsession - Mini Patterns I & II
     Die: Stamps of Life - Apples 2 Stamp Coordinating Dies
             Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
                                    Petite Scalloped Circles Large
     Punch: Stampin Up: Word Window
     Embellies: 3 Red Gems
                       Green Sewing Thread


Crafty Sentiments Designs - Back to School - #12 - August 21
Die Cuttin Divas - Back to School #6 - August 22
Hiding in My Craft Room - Back to School - #2 -  August 26

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Apples for the Teachers - Worm Slider

     The grandchildren start back to school on Monday. My daughter-in-law asked me to pick up the construction paper for their school supplies. I will probably take them up to their respective schools later this week. There is no way I am going to brave the first day of school for construction paper. Anyway . . .
     I decided to put together a goodie bag for each of the teachers. The kids are in Pre-K and Kindergarten. I found the cutest stamp; bought two of them. They have a teddy bear with arms fully extended and say "Give Your Child A Hug For This Good Work!" I also picked up a book for each teacher. For the Pre-K teacher Let's Play Peekaboo! It is one of those lift-the-flap books. For the kindergarten teacher I Take Turns. Of course, I have to put a couple of homemade cards in the bag . . .
     I couldn't resist using today's End of Summer Crop sketch:

Sketch #81

      If that doesn't look like a slider card, I don't know what does. I saw apples instead of circles and a worm for the owl.

Card and Envelope

Inside of Card

     I also made a teacher card yesterday, click here to see it.

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K: Red Velvet
                                       Grass Green
                                       Fresh Asparagus
                                       Black & White    
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps:Stamps of Life - Apples 2 Stamp
     Die: Spellbinders - Nested Apples
             Stamps of Life - Apples 2 Stamp Coordinating Dies
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Sliders & Spinners
                                                       Props 1 (Burniston)
     Silhouette File: Miss Kates Cuttables - Bookworm


Crafty Sentiments Designs - Back to School - #11 - August 21
Die Cuttin Divas - Back to School #5 - August 22
Hiding in My Craft Room - Back to School - #1 -  August 26
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Use Snippets - #9 -  September 3

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Take Time

     This is the second military retirement card. (Check out the previous posting to see the first). For this one I stamped the ship on kraft card stock and colored the masts with white prisma colored pencil. The water is colored with indigo blue, then highlighted with white to form capped waves. The embossing folder is from Carta Bella. I dragged a white pigment ink pad over the embossing, allowing the compasses to pick up the ink.
Card and Envelope
     The outside and inside sentiments are actually all one stamp, but I used the MISTI to stamp "Take time" on the front - ultimately separating it from the rest of the stamp.
     I feel that the compasses and the ship give this card the naval feel.
Inside of Card

Materials List:
    Solid Paper: Gina K: Kraft
                                       Blue Denim
                                       Cherry Red
    Stamps: Graphic 45 - By the Sea #2
                  Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday
                  Gina K: Ship to Shore     
    Ink: Brilliance: White Pigment     
    Embossing Folder: Carta Bella - Compasses                               
    Colored Pencils: Prisma - White, Indigo Blue
    Embellies: Red/Ivory Twine 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Best is Yet - Military Retirement

     My mother-in-law called yesterday to ask if I was making homemade cards for my husband's brother's retirement. He is retiring after 33 years in the Navy. For this card I created a rectangle swing card using an Elizabeth Craft die. This button is one that I salvaged from an old article of clothing. Sometimes when the buttons are super fun, I remove them and place them in the button jar.

Card and Envelope                           

     I love this Carta Bella "Old World Travel" paper. I have quite a bit of it in my stash. The old world map patterned paper and anchor stamp are perfect for a Naval retirement.
     The gems were BRIGHT gold, so I used a Copic marker to give them a dull, antique look.

Inside of Card
     Check my next entry. I made another retirement card, which I will be blogging about tomorrow.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Old World Travel
     Solid Paper: Gina K - Blue Denim
                                         Moonlit Fog
                                         Black and Ivory
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Rectangle Pull Card
     Stamps: Gina K: Ship to Shore
                                 My Anchor                             
     Embellies: Gray Twine 
                       Gold Button


Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine - #3 - August 21

Monday, August 14, 2017

Product #6: Howdy Bluebonnets

     This is a continuation of my last five blog posts using Die-namics Blueprint 18 and Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook paper pad. It works like an multiplication problem only there are many solutions to this. Here is the sixth and final solution:


     The barbed wire border, the collage of bluebonnets and a rusty star give this card a true Texas feel. I used the small trapezoid to die cut the top of the card base front so the top of the inside of the card is visible when the card is closed.

Inside of Card
Materials List:
      Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Nature's Sketchbook
     Card Stock: Ivory and Black   
     Stamps: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Homegrown Greetings
                  Texana - "Sending You a Texas Smile"  
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black  
            White Pigment Ink
     Dies: My Favorite Things - Blueprint #18
              Deadbeat - Bluebonnets
              Elizabeth Craft Designs - Western Edges
     Embellies: Rusty Star from Christmas Garland