Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crazy Card Party Challenge #7 - Feathers

The challenge this week on Crazy Card Party is to use Feathers!  I have had this My Favorite Things Stamp for quite  while now so this gave me the opportunity to crack open the package!  Thanks Patricia!  Below is my card!

  1. Create a top folding card base from  white cardstock.
  2. Cut a second piece of white cardstock to be 4 x 5 ¼  and using a sponge apply some blue ink unevenly across the stencil.
  3. Die cut Feather from blue patterned paper. And fold up and apply glue to fold and place on to striped paper.
  4. Die cut the words Love and you from black cardstock and attach with foam dots and glue.
  5. Stamp the You Tickle My Fancy on some red cardstock and cut it into a banner shape – then foam dot the sentiment off the card.
  6. Glue some blue sequins
  7. Die cut some red hearts and glue them down.  Apply some glossy accents to make them shiny.
  8. Pop dot the card onto the card base after inking the edges with blue ink.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts – Amy Tangerine (Sketchbook)
Cardstock:  Bazzill White, Black Red
Stamps:  My Favorite Things – Right on Target,
Ink:  Hero Arts – Soft Pool, PTI – Fresh Snow
Adhesive:  3 in 1 Glue, pop dot, glossy accents
Tools:  Cuttlebug
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp  - Mini Hearts, You, Holiday Shapes, Pointed Feathers, Big Love You
Stencil:  Simon Says Stamp - Diagonal Stripe
Sequins:  Hobby Lobby.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Crazy Card Party Challenge #6 - Switch it Up

It is my turn to choose the Crazy Card Party Challenge for the week... And I am asking that you Switch it up!  I want you to start with either a male or female oriented card and then use it for inspiration to create the opposite!  Below you will see a Baby Girl Card that I created a while ago and I thought it would be nice to have a Baby Boy card on hand as well...  Here is the girl card that I started with:

Here is my new Boy version

  1. Cut a scalloped Rectangle large enough for the teddy bear from white cardstock.
  2. Cut the word Baby from Teal Cardstock.
  3. Cut the banner on the woodgrain patterned paper
  4. Cut a strip of Teal patterned paper  2 x 4 ¼” and glue to the bottom of the card front
  5. Stamp the Stars in the top right corner from Hawian Shores ink
  6. Stamp the Sentiment “boy” in black ink and the teddy bear on the scallop square and the sentiment on the banner.
  7. Using copic markers colour in the teddy bear
  8. Pop Dot the Teddy bear on the card and add the banner.
  9. Glue the word Baby
  10. Tie Twine in button and add to teddy bear.
  11. Glue 3 woodgrain buttons on the stamped stars and add stickles
  12. Round the bottom 2 corners of the card.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park – So Happy Together
Cardstock:  Bazzill – White, Pink, Teal
Stamps:  PTI – Baby Button Bits (Teddy Bear & Sentiment-Cute as a button), Simon Says Stamp – Baby (Boy, Girl), Precious Remembrance – Journey (Star splats)
Ink:  Momento – Black, PTI – Hawian Shores, Berry Sorbet
Adhesive:  Beacon 3in1 Glue, Zig Glue Pen, Pop Dots, Stickles
Tools:  Cuttlebug, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp (Baby, Small Folded Banners), Spellbinder – Rectangle Scallop,
Copics:  E37, E35, E31
Button & Twine:  PTI
Sequins:  Woodgrain-ebay

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crazy Card Party Challenge #5 - Sympathy

The challenge for this week is to create a Sympathy Card.  I decided to try a stamping techquie with my Distress Inks!  I used a the distress pad in two different ways to get the same ink to have two different tones.  One more of a color wash look by watering it down and applying it with a paint brush the 2nd being to use it full strength for it's true tone!  Here are the results!


  1. From Vintage Cream Cardstock cut a cover for a card base at 4 ¼” by 5 ½” and glue to card base.
  2. Cut a piece of watercolour paper to 3 ½” by 4 ¾”.
  3. Using Versamark stamp floral images and emboss using white embossing powder.
  4. Take the distress ink and mush it onto a piece of clear plastic. Spray with water and using a paint brush cover the entire piece of watercolor paper.
  5. Using the same ink – stamp the Background script to create a full background over top of the full watercolor piece.
  6. Using a paper towel dab the embossed flowers to remove any of the ink.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in black ink.
  8. Cut a piece of black cardstock and use a border punch to create a decorative bottom edge.
  9. Glue stamped watercolor piece to the black piece of cardstock and then tie some ribbon to the top of the back and stamped piece making sure to tie a bow.
  10. Then using pop dots attach it to the card and add embellishments and black stickles to the bottom decorative edge.

Cardstock: Vintage Cream(PTI), Bazzill – Black
Stamps: Gelatins –Big and Wild Things (flowers), PTI-Background Basics Textile (Script background), PTI-Framed Out #4 (Sentiment).
Ink: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass (Blue), Versamark, VersaFine (Black)
Embossing powder: Scraptivity (Off White)
Adhesive: Beacon 3in1 Glue, pop dots, Stickles (Black)
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch, Embossing Gun
Embellishments: Black Seam Binding Ribbon (Misc), Cream resin flower (Freckled Fawn), Enamel Dots (My Minds eye)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crazy Card Party Challenge #4 - A Little Glitter

Our Challenge today is being brought to you by Kathryn!  She has asked that we use a little glitter on our project!  Here I used my Cricut to create the frame, rolled flower and the leaves.  I used glitter cardstock for the green leaves and then I added glitter to the edges of the flower.

  1. From White Cardstock Cut the frame found on Page 53 of the Small Talk Frames & Tags cartridge using S+F1+27 from white cardstock at 3 ½”.
  2. Stamp the word Thanks in Black ink on the bottom of the frame.
  3. Using the cuttlebug and the embossing folder emboss only the 2 sides and the top of the frame (not where the sentiment is).
  4. Cut a piece of the flowered patterned paper to 3” x 3 ½” and glue to the right hand side of a top folding card base.
  5. Stamp additional sentiment below the patterned paper
  6. Pop dot the white embossed frame on top of the patterned paper piece.
  7. From  Green Glittered paper cut  the leafs  found on Page 65 of the Cindy Loo cartridge using the Border Feature at 1 ½” and trim apart to make two sets of leaves.
  8. Cut a rolled flower from the Artiste Cricut cartridge (pg 54 Accent 2) from the light pink patterned paper at 3” and roll the flower using some tweezers.
  9. Glue the top of the rolled flower with some glossy accents and spread it around with your fingers then apply some Glitter to the edges where the glue is.
  10. Add a pink button to the centre of the flower.
  11. Glue the flower and the leaves to the centre of the frame and round the top left and bottom right corners

Patterned Paper:  Pebbles Country Picnic  (Meadow & Secret Garden)
Cardstock:  Kraft (PTI), Bazzill – White, Best Creation (Lime Glitter Cardstock)
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp (Thanks)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black,
Adhesive:  Beacon 3in1 Glue, pop dots
Tools:  Cricut Expression, Small Talk Frames & Tags (pg 53 Frame 27), Cindy Loo (pg 65 Leaf Border), Artiste (pg 54 Accent 2), Cuttlebug &  Swiss Dots Embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Button:  Bazzill Buttons (Pink)