Friday, March 1, 2024

Another Birthday Card for You

Hello and welcome to a new month and the new challenge over at Love To Scrap. This challenge goes til April 15 so there is plenty of time to get your project made and submitted. 

Here is my DT project for this challenge.

Well I don't know about you but I use lots of saved things on my cards and this card is no exception. If it didn't make it on one card, chances are it will get used on a card in he future. LOL The center stamped image and the sentiment are from Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress system. And I really love this system. The plates get inked up and then I ran it thru my Big Shot machine. The plates deboss the paper and leave a super crisp image that you can then color. I used some watercolor to color the image.  Those swirl flower and leaves in the corners, they are from a tile that I got at Dollar Tree. I used part of the tile and had these left over so I put them in my scrap box. Well, when I made this card I needed something for the corners and I liked the way these looked on the card  and they were the right size so I used them.

As I mentioned earlier the Love To Scrap challenge has begun and will be running til April 15. So you have plenty of time to make a project and submit it.  I would love to see your project. 

I hope I have inspired you and I will be back soon with another project.

Merry Christmas

Hello and lets welcome the month of March. March is the month that introduces spring, so, we all have warmer weather to look forward to. 

I know we are getting ready for spring but for all you card makers that make Christmas cards the year round, just letting you know we have a great challenge for you. The Merry Little Christmas Challenge goes til April 15. Plenty of time to enter your card into the challenge. Also great place to get some more inspiration. 

The stamp is from Woodware and I love the Woodward line. Especially from the artist Francoise Read. 
I have quite a few sets from this artist and love them all. I added some glitter on the swirls and lightly colored the mama deer and her Baby Deer. 
To add some accent I used gold CS and glitter paper. I also used a deckle edge scissors to trim the edges of the top layer. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please remember the Mini Album Mania challenge has begun. The challenge will continue til April 15, so you have plenty of time to make a Christmas card/project and submit it.

See you soon

Happy Birthday

Welcome back and I am hoping that spring is coming fast. We've had chilly weather in my area and it is not my fav, but it could be worse, I know. 

As we usher in March, it's also time for the beginning of the new challenge at Birthstone Challenges. We'd love for you to join in the fun, you have plenty of time to make a project and enter it in the challenge. The challenge goes thru April 15.  Let me share my DT project for Anything Goes with Aquamarine & Diamond colors and the optional Birthday theme. 

The DP, the swirly leaves and the Happy Birthday sentiment die cut are all from Heartfelt Creations. I made the flowers using punches and shaped the petals using the McGill Paper Blossoms Tools. I added glitter to the flower centers. This card is a 6X6.

I hope you enjoyed the card and it gave you some inspiration for your next card.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be seeing you next time. 

Travel - Mini Album Mania

 Hi Everyone and WOW it's March. Spring will be here in a few weeks and I know we all are waiting on it with baited breath. LOL

It's also time for the Mini Album Mania challenge. The challenge will continue til April 15, so you have plenty of time to make a mini book/album and submit it. 

I happened upon a cool lil album that is fun to make and pretty easy to do. Its known as a Blizzard Book. Here is a link to a video (no sound)  for a visual tutorial

I added a cover and each page has a pull out 

This album measures about 2 3/4" X 6".  Each page has a pull out piece that gives you the opportunity to write notes etc. so each page has room for notes etc. This is perfect for a weekend trip and you can also use this design for grocery lists and a whole host of other things.

Front of album

Since my theme is travel, I used a map for my paper 
that became the pages for this album
I inserted CS sheets on each page for notes.
They are held onto the page  by sliding between the triangles on the pages.

I added to stamped images to some of the pages in keeping with the travel theme.

Here is a pic of 2 pages with the CS sheets for notes removed. 
You can see more of the map paper that I used.

This album is so quick to make up. I made the pages in less than 15 minutes. 
I added the cover and adorned the pages all in less than a half hour. 
Another thing is the only places that I used glue 
was to attach the cover and the ephemera to the pages. 
The pages themselves are not glued, just folded 
to achieve a 4 page album. Check out the link for the tutorial
You won't believe how easy this is and that there is no adhesive used to make the pages.

I hope you give this mini album a try. It is really quick to make. (Took me longer to decide on the theme and paper to use than it did to make the album)

Don't forget, the Mini Album Mania challenge has begun. The challenge will continue til April 15, so you have plenty of time to make a mini book/album and submit it. I'd love to see what you create.

Til next time