Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just Fluttering By

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today.  The Design Team's theme for Julyhas been tags with flowers, but I tweeked my project a tad and added the flowers to the card, not to the tag.

Let me show you.why

I designed my card with a vellum pocket that is the perfect tag holder.That vellum pocket has flowers in one corner area.

The vellum pocket lets the tag and the stamped images show thru with a gentle softness.

The tag is perfect for a bookmark.

My Bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. It makes bow making so easy!!!
Have you submitted a project to the challenge this month? You still have a few days to get one in. You never know, you could be our next winner.

Stamps:  MSE (My Sentiments Exactly)  Garden Faire Sentiments  TT235
Paper/Card Stock
: Celery Green CS, DP, Vellum, Purple Shimmer Paper
Ink: Memories - Sweet Plum
Dies Used: Joy Crafts - Border 6002/0256
Ribbon, Petaloo Flowers,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in today, have a great week.


Sunday, July 27, 2014


So glad you stopped by today!!

I know that Christmas is a ways off (149 days) however I have been incorporating Christmas cards in some of my card classes lately. 

I thought I'd share this one with you.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Angel; Art Impressions - sentiment
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, Gold CS, 
Ink: Danube Blue, Angel Pink- Memories; VersaMark;
Punches/Dies Used: Marvy
Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

I am submitting this card t the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today. Tuesday I will have a post for Craft-Dee BowZ and hope you will stop back for that. It's a masculine card and I think you will like it.

Have a great week

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to All

Hello Everyone,
I know, I have been missing in action for a while and I am so sorry. I have been really busy and the time just slipped away.

Let me show you a card  I just made using a new die from Memory Box. It's not a fancy card because
I decided to just emboss the image into the card stock instead of cutting it out.
This is a kind of a prototype card. Just seeing how this would turn out if I did it this way, vs. cutting the image out and using the die cut..

I applied white ink to the red card stock to make it appear to be like a blackboard, or should I say a redboard. Next using a glue pen I traced the words and the flourishes and covered that with silver glitter.
I added a white snowflake to the panel about half way down and there are 2 holly leaves towards the bottom. I  used Wink of Luna, green to color those leaves in.

To finish, I matted the red panel with a silver paper and mounted that on a yellow card stock.

I used a red pleated organdy ribbon and attached it with a single white snowflake brad to hold the ribbon in place.

Paper/Card Stock: Yellow Card Stock Red Card Stock, Silver Paper
Ink: White Pigment Ink
Dies Used: Memory Box - Merry Christmas To All  
AccessoriesRibbon, Glue Pen, Silver Glitter, White Snowflake brads,

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Have a great week and I will back in a few days, I promise.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sideways Step Card

Hi Everyone

I am back with some dimensions for the card that I presented in my last post.I still don't know what it is called, I have looked and looked so I am going to name it the sideways step card. LOL  It reminds me of the center step cards on its side, with some modifications of course.LOL

This is going to be a long post as I took pictures and added labels to aid you in making this cool card.I hope my visuals are not confusing.

This card will fold flat into a 5" x 7" card and should fit right into an envelope. Open, the card stands on its own and should display nicely.

You will need to start off with a 7 1/2" X 7" panel, (I used my MS score tool to make my score lines).
 Dotted lines are your score lines

Both cut lines are cut starting at 1 1/4" in  from the sides and run parallel to the 7 1/2" side.
The cut lines start 1 1/4" from the top and the bottom edges.(Cut lines are highlighted in red for a better visual image)

Now you will want to add the score lines
With the 7 1/2" side across the top of your score tool, start on the left side of the card, score from the top cut line to the bottom cut line.
The next score line will be scored 1 1/4" over from the 1st score line again scoring from the top cut line to the bottom cut line.

Next you will score the smaller lines at the other end of the cut lines.
Score from the top edge to the end of the card to the top cut line on the other end.
The bottom score line will start at the end of the bottom cut line and score down to the edge of the card.

The 2nd small score line will be 1 1/4" left of the 1st small score line. 
Again starting at the top of the card scoring down to the cut line.
The 2nd bottom score line will start 1 1/4" left of the 1st score line and score down to the edge of the card.

All of the cuts and scores are done, now let me show the folds

Now its time to decorate this creative folded card.

The dimensions I've given above will allow the card to fit into a envelope for a 5"X7" card

Here is my finished card. 

Here are a few different views.
 This card will stand on it's own. I love that feature. 
No sentiment on this card. I just wanted to show you how to cut and fold.

Stamps:  Great Impressions
Paper/Card Stock
: Aqua shimmer CS, White CS
Ink: Memories Black
AccessoriesSpectrum Noir, Glitter, Glossy Accents, Real Sea Shells, Diamond Mesh
Dimensional Foam, Embossing Folder -Cuttlebug - Forest Branches

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks much for stopping in today. I hope you try this unique fold for your next card. It is easy to do and will make a great WOW card. So now it's time for you to try this card!! See you soon,