Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gobble, Gobble

     This card is about as close as I get to CAS. I find myself putting as much as I can possibly fit onto every project. This funny little turkey is from one of Karen Burniston's die sets. It is certainly fun to dress up the animals from her collection. 

     The sentiment is from a stamp set, but I do not know which one. It was stamped on a card in a class that I took. I printed a whole row of these and put them in my "Feathered Animals" die set for future use. I just grabbed the oval punch and punched one out for this card.

     As soon as I saw this sketch from Sketch N Scrap, I knew that I was going to be using this card stock that I had from the "Happy Haunting" collection by Simple Stories. When it came time to choose colors for the striped background, I just let the paper do the work for me.

Card Sketch #158 by Lisa Hidy
from "Happy Haunting" collection by Simple Stories
     I guess the "word bird" in this case is "gobble"! The inside of this card is extremely simple as well.
Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Happy Haunting
     Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
                                       Dare Devil
     Stamp: SOL - Pilgrims 2 Stamp
     Dies: Burniston - Feathered Animals
                              Tiny Accessories 2
     Punch: Stampin' Up - Ovals (2 x 1 3/8) (1 3/4 x 7/8) 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Candied Butterflies

     My mother-in-law is hosting her Pokeno group next month. She usually asks me to give her 16 cards from my stash to hand out as party favors. This time we decided that I would design a special card for the occasion. All of the players will get the same card. Here is the card I designed using Graphic 45's Garden Goddess Collection. 

     I chose to make a Box on Card. I made the card base and mat using the Cameo Silhouette, because I wanted the card to be scalloped. 

     I selected some 2-part butterfly dies. I placed Elizabeth Craft Designs double-sided adhesive on a pink patterned paper. I then die cut the butterflies. Each butterfly was dipped in Ultra Fine Diamond glitter. I think the paper looks like candy, hence "Candied Butterflies". 

     The box on top is a simple 2-inch cube. I recently learned how to make paper beads. I made earrings using the same paper found in the card. 

Silhouette Earring Holders


     Everyone asks how to get the box inside the envelope. The answer is that you don't. I place the box on the envelope. After opening the card, it can then be displayed with the box on top.

Inside of Card

Back of Card
The Earrings
I ended up making 21 of these cards.

     My mother-in-law doesn't wear earrings, so I made her a bracelet to wear to her party. Don't look too closely. I was winging it. I have never made a bracelet before, and I was too lazy to look up the proper way to do it.

     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Garden Goddess Collection
                                                    Garden Goddess
                                                    Seeds of Kindness
                                                    Shine from Within
                                                    Fields of Flowers
                                                    Thoughtfully Planted
     Card Stock: My Colors - Lovable
                                        Spanish Moss
     Die: Spellbinders - Les Papillons
            Sizzix - Detailed Butterflies
            Burniston - Word Set 1
                             Butterfly Accessory Dies
                             Gift Card Label
     Embellies: Ric-Rac - mini Hot Pink
                     Elizabeth Craft Designs - Double Sided Adhesive
                                                         Cool Diamond Ultra Fine Glitter
                     Pearls - Pink 7mm and 4mm


Crafty Calendar - Girly and Cute - #29 - *
Creative Friday - Shaped Cards - #11 - *
Dream Valley - All That Glitters - #19 - *
Graphic 45 - A Card - December 2
My Time to Craft - Not a quadrilateral - #15 - *
Paper Girls - 3 Manufacturers - #3 - *
(Graphic 45, Minds Eye, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Burniston, Elizabeth Craft)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Peace . . . On Earth

     I have been itching to do some Ai Watercolor painting and I had a card due for the Sketch N Scrap design team. Even though I knew the proportions would be off, I decided to combine the two. 
     The Ai Watercolor Swing Set is my newest stamp set and I completed the project using the YouTube video. Of course my painting hardly even looks like the example. In fact, I did 3 of these and none of them looks the same - that would be impossible.

     I used this sketch by Heather Hall. You can see that the rectangle is now a square and I slanted the banner. 
Sketch #157 by Heather Hall
      When I went looking for patterned paper for this card, I immediately went for something in the old leftovers drawer. I have 4 or 5 old Christmas collections to pick from. This paper is three years old. I remember buying it to make gift card holders for a swap. My daughter and I both entered this swap. She made Silhouette Christmas purses and I did a tri-fold. Anyway ---- plenty of houndstooth and this red (that looks like a solid) to make 3 cards. Sad to say: there is still a healthy bit left including a plaid that is to die for. 

Inside of Card
     For the inside of the card, I had three Christmas Pine squares sitting on the table from cutting out the frame for the painting on the front. I love to use the scraps from the front of the card to design the inside of the card.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Christmas Delivery
     Cardstock: Gina K - Christmas Pine
     Watercolor Paper
     Stamp: Ai Watercolor - Swing Set
                                       Cats Set
                                       Branches Set
                                       Foliage Set
                Gina K - Winter Cheer
     Markers: Marvy - 72 Pine Green
                               86 African Violet
                               28 English Red
                               40 Brownish Grey
                               45 Sepia
     Dies: Sizzix - Holiday Words (Script)
     Punch: Fiskars - Apron
     Embellies: Molotow - Masking Liquid
                     Paper Studio - Gemstones 4mm Pearls

Friday, November 1, 2019

Chillin With Friends

     I took an online class with Stephanie from Stamps of Life this month. We made 3 cards using this exclusive "Arctic Animals 2 Stamp" set and dies.The Igloo Fold It is also exclusive to the class. (You had to be taking the class to be able to purchase this.) In the homework before class we were encouraged to stamp, color, and die cut some extra animals in case Stephanie made a change in the plans. I had several animals left over and I just love to incorporate my stamping into my scrapbooking. 

     I had purchased some glittery aqua paper from Hobby Lobby for the class and had almost the entire page left so I used it to mat the igloo and for the floating sea ice. This sea ice is authentic to our visit to Glacier Bay, Alaska. We even saw mommy otters with babies on their bellies sunning themselves on floating sea ice on the day this pic was taken.

     I used the Silhouette to make the title. I welded together the title and the mats for the walrus and narwal whale. Since I had already made all of the animals before starting this project, it came together super easily. I also welded the two pics in the sketch into one. 

Sketch #188 by Lisa Hidy

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentic - Alpine
     Cardstock: My Colors - Aquatint
                     Distress - Chipped Sapphire
                     Paper Studio - Aqua Glitter
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Igloo Fold It
                                     Arctic Animals
     Stamps: Stamps of Life - Arctic Animals 2 Stamp
     Copics: Igloo - C0
                Whale - BG10  11, 13
                Polar Bear - C00, 01, R20
                Seal - C2, 3, 4
                Walrus - E30, 31, 33, 34; W0, 1
     Silhouette - Chillin' Out by Megan Hardy Designs