Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thanks a Latte

Hi everyone!  I have a fun coffee card that uses some circle dies along with a companion die - the Lacey circles.  I wanted to frame this adorable latte cup with some layers and bling.
 I added a couple subtle touches of gold with the gold foil washi tape and metallic string.  I love how that simple small circles make the perfect embellishment cluster for the little rose.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies:
S4-293 Lacey Circles, S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities® 
Stamps: Reverse Confetti, Be a Barista  
Other Supplies: Pink,White and Ivory cardstock; Basic Grey "Highline" 6x6 paper pad; Want2Scrap pink circle Nestabling; Gold metallic string; Copics; 1/8" velvet ribbon; Little B gold foil harlequin washi tape; Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm mixed color open rose
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy bicycle card

Hi everyone!  So I decided to ignore the dreary rain outside and make a fun happy springy card!!  I've been meaning to use this adorable Bicycle die D-Lite die for some time.  I used it here with a couple of the smaller flower dies from the Pretty Petals die collection.
For the "thanks" sentiment, I tucked the letter stickers inside the front tire.  I also added some simple rhinestones and I attached the linen thread with a couple mini staples.  This one was quick and easy and just what I needed!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies: IN-023 Bicycle, S2-133 Pretty Petals D Shapeabilities®;
Linen Thread (SCT-001)
Other Supplies:   Gray and Yellow cardstock; MME Follow Your Heart "Record It" 6x6 paper pad; Alpha stickers; mini staples; Turquoise Rhinestones 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Breast cancer awareness -I'm here for you

Hi everyone!  Today is the 2nd day of the week full of cards that the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is devoting to the issue of Breast Cancer Awareness. We’ve been inspired to create these cards in coordination with the Hope You Can Cling To event over at Splitcoaststampers. It’s an annual event SCS sponsors to raise awareness and to provide a variety of cards to MD Anderson Cancer Center, for their patients and families. The SCS event involves lots of challenges posted during the month of October with lots of prizes being offered. Be sure to check it out!
Here is my card:
 I love feathers, to me they're hopeful.  There is a lot of symbolism associated with feathers for many cultures, especially the Native Americans.  Feathers from different birds have different meanings from the Dove symbolizing love, Eagle feathers bringing strength, to the Raven bringing knowledge.
My youngest son and I love to collect them and whenever we go anywhere or take a walk, we are always on the lookout for feathers.  Finding a feather on the ground means you are on the right path.
So I thought my feather die cut was perfect for this card.  I used the negative outline of my die cut and let the strips of paper and sequins peek through.

Aren't these Feathers dies beautiful?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies: S4-428 Feathers Shapeabilities®; S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B Nestabilities®  
Stamp Set: JustRite Papercrafts, Oak Leaves cling stamp set

Other Supplies:   Vellum cardstock; MME Market Street "Necessities Reds" 6x6 paper pad; 1/4" silk ribbon in Pink; sequins, Yellow Rhinestones

Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Gold congratulations wedding card

Hi everyone!  I have a simple wedding card to share today.  This one uses the new Oval Bliss decorative elements die set which coordinate with the Classic Ovals dies (both LG and SM).  Oval Bliss is on pre-order and ships in October, so any time now!!
I kept things very clean using only white cardstock combined with a touch of gold mirror cardstock and a striped piece of gold and white striped patterned paper.  The only pop of color is 3 aqua enamel dots.
Here is the new set, isn't it stunning?!?
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies:
S2-082 Sentiment One Shapeabilities®; S4-112 Classic Ovals SM and S4-474 Oval Bliss Nestabilities®  
Other Supplies:   Gold Mirror cardstock; MME Market Street "Ashbury Heights" 6x6 paper pad and enamel dots
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12 Days of CAS Christmas -Holiday circles card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's annual 12 Days of CAS Christmas event!  Every year Sharon asks her designers to make fresh CAS Christmas designs featuring new products in the store and showcases them on the store blog!
  
My card features one of the new dies from Spellbinders' Christmas release called Happy Holidays Sentiment and my favorite shape -CIRCLES!
Just like with my last card, I LOVE how quick and easy it is to pull together a cute card using this new die!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders dies:  Happy Holiday Sentiment (S4-434) Shapeabilities®;
S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities® 
All Supplies from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:   
My Mind's Eye Joyous 6x6 pad; Black 1/8" silk ribbon, Kaisercraft Green rhinestones, 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

12 Days of CAS Christmas -Happy Holidays card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's annual 12 Days of CAS Christmas event!  Every year Sharon asks her designers to make fresh CAS Christmas designs featuring new products in the store and showcases them on the store blog!  
My card features one of the new dies from Spellbinders' Christmas release called Happy Holidays Sentiment and one of my favorite Label shapes, Labels Eighteen.
 I LOVE how quick and easy it is to pull together a cute card using this new die.  It has the right amount of detailing to stand on it's own!  Isn't it cute?!?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders dies:  Happy Holiday Sentiment (S4-434) Shapeabilities®; Labels Eighteen (S4-310)
Nestabilities®
All Supplies from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  
My Mind's Eye Red Necessities 6x6 pad; White Wrinkled ribbon, Red/White Baker's Twine, Kaisercraft Green rhinestones, Silver bells
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Cardmaking day!

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Hi everyone! Happy World Card Making Day!!  Each year I try play along in the PaperCrafts blog hop and post a little something in honor of this fun day that celebrates my passion -making cards.  I'm number 32 on the hop list, for the complete list, click on the link above and once on the blog click on the "Mister Linky" link.
Here's a birthday card I made this year.
This year I made a card that combines 3 of my current favorites:
1. Spellbinders dies  2. Washi tape  3. The color silver
 The Birthday Cake die is the star of the show, the washi tapes are along the bottom and the 3m Harlequin washi tape decorates the cake and the silver is in the mirror cardstock for the cake stand and the circle frame. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  Here is a close up picture so you can see the silver mirror cardstock and cake better.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies: Birthday Cake (S2-081), Blooms Four (S2-047),
Celebration (IN-012) Shapeabilities®;
S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®  
Other Supplies:  Little B washi tape in Silver foil Harlequin and Silver foil Pink Harlequin; 1/8" velvet ribbon in turquoise; Silver Mirror cardstock; MME enamel dots
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

12 Days of CAS Christmas -JOY card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's annual 12 Days of CAS Christmas event!  Every year Sharon asks her designers to make fresh CAS Christmas designs featuring new products in the store and showcases them on the store blog!  
My card features one of the new dies from Spellbinders' Christmas release called Holiday Greetings and an oldie but goodie, Layered Poinsettia.
The Holiday Greetings die is A2 sized with vertical holiday image cut outs. I used the bottom part and backed the "Joy" line with Gold Mirror cardstock and the "candy cane" line with red cardstock.  I layered the poinsettia bloom with the same papers.  Here is what the die looks like:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders dies:  Holiday Greetings (S4-434), Layered Poinsettia (S5-055) Shapeabilities®
All Supplies from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  
Gold Metallic String, Kaisercraft Yellow rhinestones, Fancy Pants Gold Foil cardstock, Pebbles Gold Foil cardstock
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Labels Forty-Two Happy birthday

Hi everyone!  Today's birthday card features one of the newest label shapes, Labels Forty-Two along with it's companion Decorative Accents set.  I just love it's delicate almost square like shape and the companion Accents set is so delicate and pretty!  I thought they would make a fun background for this birthday card.
 Here are what the label and accent sets looks like:
Pretty cool huh?! P.S. and by the way, can you believe we have label shapes in the "forties"?  That's a WHOLE LOTTA label shapes!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Here's a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Font One Lowercase (S5-119), Celebration (IN-012) Shapeabilities®; Labels Forty-two (S4-471), Labels Forty-two Decorative Accents (S4-136) Nestabilities®  

Other Supplies:  Want2Scrap black rhinestone flourish; Prima Fairytale roses in Aqua and Orange; Kaisercraft Dream Big 6x6 pad, MME enamel dots 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

TE guest blogger - Day 3

Hi everyone!  Today is my third post as Taylored Expressions Guest Blogger! This is my final post as the September Guest Blogger.  I want to give a shout out to Regina and Taylor for inviting me to be a small part of the TE family this month!

Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog and check out my set of projects.  Let me know what you think over there on that post!
  I want to everyone who left such lovely comments on my previous posts!  I enjoyed reading them all and a big congratulations to Eileen Lucas who was the winner of the $25 store GC giveaway!  Eileen is a loyal blog reader of mine and she has the most generous spirit!  I was excited to read she was the winner.  
Here's a sneak peek...
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paper inspired love card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun card to share today. I received the new My Mind's Eye Just Sayin' 6x6 pad and was TOTALLY inspired by this gorgeous paper in it.
Isnt' it lovely with all the flowers, flourishes and hearts?!?
I dug through my dies to see what I had to help recreate this gorgeous look. Here is what I came up with.
First, I knew I wanted to work with the new Cascade Dots die from the new Decorative Card Front series.  These are A2 card sized and there are 9 designs released in the series.  They are on pre-order with shipping in October.
I used it as a stencil with some embossing paste for some fun texture.  After playing around with it for awhile, I wanted to make it pink and to do that I added a drop of reinker to it.  Mix it in and you have a custom color!
 Next I taped the die cut down so it wouldn't move, I spread the paste starting from the lower right corner.  I did it kind of messily instead of spreading it precicely and smoothly.  After removing the stencil, you do have a minute or so to make some corrections.
I also used the new Sentiments 3 dies.  I just LOVE the new Sentiments series dies they are so pretty and loopy!  There are 3 new ones and they are also on pre-order shipping out in October.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!  Here is a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Shoot! (IN-015), Sentiments 3 (S2-139), Cascade Dots (S4-456), Ivy (S3-210), Blooms One (S2-044) Shapeabilities
®; Standard Circles LG (S4-114), Standard Circlesd SM  and Classic Heart (S4-136) Nestabilities®
Other Supplies: 
Liquitex light modeling paste (from Michaels), Blush Ink reinker, Zva Creative rhinestones; Kaisercraft black rhinestones and MME Just Sayin' 6x6 pad 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Conversation bubbles card

Hi everyone!!  I have a fun card to share.  This one uses two of the four new Conversation Bubble die sets that were just released as part of the Die D-Lites line.  They are on pre-order and will ship in October.
Here are the 2 sets I used:
Weeeee.... They're totally adorable, right!?!
I die cut a bubble shape into my cardstock front and then popped it up on dimensionals over some cute green chevron patterned paper for a fun look.  For my "surprise" cloud bubble, I hand stitched through the little openings with the blue linen thread.  I used a needle threader and this took some time.  You do have to be careful as one of my little openings tore.  Next time I will try thinner floss, but I'm happy with the pop of color it gives!
I wanted to use the die cut which was left over from the front opening somewhere on the card and I ended up using it on the inside.  Turned out cute!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!  Here is a close up pic of the bubbles.

Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Many Words stamp set (SCS-004), Conversation Bubble 1 die set (S2-135), Conversation Bubble 4 die set (S2-138)
; Pattern Paper in Celebrations Print double sided pattern paper (SCP-016); Linen Thread (SCT-001)
Other Supplies: 
Wood veneers, rhinestones 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies and Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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