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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