Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Baby Card - Stork Delivery

I love making baby cards and I needed 2 of them this week. I have a few on hand, but I wanted to design something new. When I saw the adorable stork paper from the Echo Park Baby Boy Collection in my stash, I knew it needed to be incorporated into the design of my card. I also wanted to include a clothesline of baby clothes somewhere on the card. A baby die set from Jaded Blossom was used to create them along with papers from the EP collection that I previously mentioned. I added some additional clouds to the stork background using cloud dies from My Favorite Things. I tucked a tiny heart behind the larger cloud to add more orange to the card. The sentiment was stamped onto the clouds because it seemed like the perfect place for it AND it's the perfect sentiment for a stork themed baby card! 


Here is another photo of the card. I used adhesive foam dots on the stork background and clouds to give them dimension.
 

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...Beth 


Ingredients:


  • Echo Park Baby Boy 6x6 Paper Pad

  • Jaded Blossom Baby Dies

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Circle Windows Dies

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Clouds Dies

  • Jaded Blossom New Baby Stamp Set

  • Cardstock: white, orange


Monday, July 12, 2021

Onesie Baby Card

I made this custom baby card to accompany a baby gift. I thought it would be nice to include the baby's name on the front of the card so that it was a bit more personal. The card is fairly simple and understated which is what I love about it. I used a Jaded Blossom die and paper from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy 6x6 pad to make the onesie. Oliver's Stitched ABC's dies from Lawn Fawn and brown cardstock were used to customize the card with the baby boy's name. The onesie and baby's name were mounted on white cardstock with a scallop stitched edge frame surrounding both. Coordinating solid blue paper from the Bundle of Joy collection was used to add some color to the background. Welcome to the world, Luka!


Thanks for checking out my latest baby card. Follow my blog if you'd like to see what I create next!

 

...Beth


Ingredients:


  • Echo Park Bundle of Joy 6x6 Paper Pad

  • Jade Blossom Baby Dies

  • My Favorite Things Stitch Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame Dies

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies

  • Lawn Fawn Oliver's Stitched ABC's Dies

  • Cardstock: white, brown


Sunday, July 11, 2021

Disney Magic Scrapbook Layout - Iconic Landmarks

I created this layout for a class I was teaching at my local scrapbook store back in 2019. Several collections of Disney-inspired papers from Echo Park were used to create the layout. I rarely use traditional colors for my Disney layouts so this was something different for me. Various punches, ephemera, wood veneer pieces, and my Silhouette Cameo were used to make the embellishments on this layout. I arranged them in several clusters around the layout to add interest and texture. Overall, I was pretty happy with how this layout turned out. I recently purchased the Simple Stories Say Cheese Main Street Collection so I will be trying my hand at more layouts and a 6x8 pocket album using traditional Disney colors. Stay tuned for that!


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...Beth

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Kilimanjaro Safari Layout

I haven't scrapped photos from our trips to Disney World in about 2 years. This particular layout was from our trip in February 2014. I created this layout for a class I was teaching at my local scrapbook store back in 2019. I struggle with 2-page layouts so this one was a challenge for me, but I was happy with how it turned out. I wanted the photos to be the focal point of the layout so I used a subtle faux burlap printed paper. I added small touches of embellishments to enhance the pages. 

 

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

4th of July Rainbow Card

The focal point of this 4th of July card is the rainbow. It was made using the My Favorite Things Rainbow Whimsy die. I like to use my supplies in unexpected ways so I made a patriotic rainbow for this card. I decided to use The Pebbles Americana collection of papers to make the rainbow rather than plain red, white & blue cardstock. The patterned papers add a little more interest & detail to the card. I also love how the red, white & blue patterns pop against the stark white embossed star background. The embossed stars and wonky stitching border add texture to the card. 

 

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2021 Graduation Card

I wanted to make a card with the limited graduation supplies in my stash. I pulled out a graduation cap embossing folder, numerical dies, a congrats die, a tiny star die along with black, white, and gold metallic cardstock. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I came up with this simple design. It an be used to celebrate any 2021 graduation.


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Friday, April 30, 2021

Tulip Birthday Cards

Tulips are my favorite flower. I've loved them since I was a small child. My mom had a small patch of tulips in our backyard when I was a little girl. That's where my love of tulips began. I remember watering them with my little metal sprinkling can and bringing a small bouquet of tulips and lilacs to my teacher when I was in kindergarten. The Altenew Tulip Craft-a-Flower die set that I used to make these cards is amazing! You can use it to make beautiful tulips from colored cardstock. I decided to use shades of purple, pink, and yellow to make 3 birthday cards using the die set. I'm really pleased with how these cards turned out. I was hesitant to purchase the die set because it was a little pricey, but I decided to splurge on it because it's my favorite flower and I know I will use it on lots of cards and projects.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

New Home Card

 I needed a card for someone that recently purchased a home and I wanted it to be simple, yet pretty. I went through my stash of supplies and grabbed some dies, an embossing folder and pretty floral papers and then started to brainstorm ideas for the card. After several failed attempts, I came up with this design. I really love the floral papers and how they look bright and cheery against the white brick embossed background. 


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Aqua Tulip Thank You Card

I watched the Gina K's Kraft Magic with Prismacolor Pencils and Kraft Cardstock video yesterday and was inspired to make one of these cards. Her video included lots of cool tips and tricks that I used to make this card. The first thing I noticed about her card was how the pencil colors popped against the white embossing powder and the kraft cardstock. For my card, I used a tulip stamp from Hero Arts along with Prismacolor Pencils. I had to use regular white embossing powder because I didn't have fine detail embossing powder in my stash. I can see how the fine detail embossing powder would have worked better on the fine lines of the stamp. I will definitely need to purchase some of that powder! 

 

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Spring Delftware Inspired Card

Tulips are my favorite flower and I've always wanted to attend a tulip festival. My husband purchased this retired Stampin' Up Winds of Change stamp set for me from eBay because he knows how much I love tulips and windmills. I thought it would make the perfect spring Delftware inspired card. I just love how it turned out! I added the Echo Park bloom stamp to complete the card.

 

Freddie Sleijpen's series of beautiful Delftware cards inspired me to try making them. Thank you, Freddie for taking the time to answer a few of my questions regarding the creation of your cards! I really appreciate it! The cobalt blue color is what really attracted me to her series of cards. It's such a beautiful color.

 

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Delftware Inspired Christmas Cards

 

Freddie Sleijpen's series of beautiful Delftware cards inspired me to try making them. Thank you, Freddie for taking the time to answer a few of my questions regarding the creation of your cards! I really appreciate it! The cobalt blue color is what really attracted me to her series of cards. It's such a beautiful color. For my cards, I used the Blueprint Christmas Stamp Set from Tim Holtz. It's a super quick and easy way to make a card. I will definitely make more cards using this style. I feel a stamp shopping spree in my future! LOL

 

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Cardinal Memory Box

Design Credit: The top of the memory box was inspired by a Jan Hobbins cardinal card. I used the techniques she used to make the cardinal and the greenery and holly berries. 


When I first saw the Tim Holtz Feathered Cardinal die I immediately knew I wanted to make a memory box. My father passed away in August and my mom the previous May. I wanted to make something special to hold some of their possessions and photos. Cardinals represent visitors from heaven so I thought it would be perfect for the top of the memory box. I loved Jan's design so I decided to use that for the top of the box. Thank you Jan for the wonderful design and inspiration!


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