Sunday, March 12, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #8

Hey Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by to check out my newest Christmas Card.  I am so excited to start seeing my stash of Christmas Cards growing.  Maybe this year I'll actually be able to give handmade cards to everyone!  

Here's the challenge: 


The challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges had me a little stumped until I stumbled across the metallic ink pads that I had totally forgotten that I owned, and they forced everything into full swing.  I usually attempt to create 2 of each card, however this time I didn't.  I used scrap snowflakes for this card, and I didn't have enough to make another.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Please check back in the next couple days for the supplies that I used on this card!

Thanks for stopping by and please leave some love below in the comment section.  Cant wait to be back with you again to share something new with you really soon!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Shane's Surprise Party Invites

Hey Everyone!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by to check out my latest card.
It's been on the down low for a week now, and I am excited to share it with you.  Shane (my boyfriend) knows my blog and checks in to see what I've been working on, so I didn't want him to stumble across this one until after the surprise party for his 30th is under way (which it currently is).    He asked me to not do anything crazy for his birthday so I thought that it would be nice to just get family together to celebrate him all together.  This is the first time that my parents are meeting his, and our siblings will be meeting.  We've been together over 2 years, and I thought there was no greater way to break the ice than to celebrate Shane.  

I am somewhat traditional, and thought that sending a text or facebook message/invite to everyone was super impersonal, so I thought I'd kick it old school and send out invites to his party.  I am sooooooo excited with the way that his cards turned out.

As you know I love to use up scraps, and believe that beautiful things can be created out of scraps that are laying around and this card is no exception.  I was fairly disappointed at one point that I ran out of thick black number stickers, so I thought that I would make do by stamping the numbers on the last 3 cards.

Here's the front of the invite...


Here's a side view of the card...


Here's all of the cards that I created...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the strips of papers, the card base, and the number, and the mat around the numbers
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card bases
EK Success Tweezers - used to help add the letters, and the numbers to the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ends of the strips of papers and the double sided tape
Acrylic Block - used to attach the number stamps to in order to stamp the numbers
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the white paper with the 30 on it to its mat
Foam Adhesive - used to attach the number to the card to add dimension 
MFT Ink - used to stamp the 30s in
Recollections - Big One Double - stamps used for the 30s (no link available online, however this product was purchased at Michaels Canada)
Black Letters - used to write "Shane turns..." on the card front (not the exact product used, but I linked to something similar which could be used in the same way)
White Cardstock - used for the card base, and to stamp/add the number to.
Black Cardstock - used to mat the age 30
Pattern Papers - used for the stops and flags on the card front (these are scraps from my stash, so there are no links for these)




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Stocking Tags

Thank you for stopping by!  I am excited to be back to share with you something this isn't a card.  
I know that this is a couple months late, but better late than never.
Last year around Christmas time we got new stocking for the fireplace so that they all matched.  They were super mismatched before, so my parents thought that some unison would look more put together.  The only trouble with this was that last Christmas we had a hard time deciphering which one belonged to whom, so I decided to make some cute tags for them so that everyone knew who's was who's, until we can hopefully get them embossed this coming Christmas.  I am very proud of the way that the tags turned out, and how pretty they look on the fireplace hanging on the stockings.

Here's a look at all of them...Yes you're seeing that right even our fur babies (Dice and Smokey) have stockings...


Here's a close up of my boyfriends tag...


Here's all of them attached to their stockings hanging on the fire place...Smokey needs a new stocking next year as little Zoe will be using his from now on!...


To finish them all off and to ensure that they last I tossed them through my laminator to help protect them from bending, and falling apart because of the heat of the fire place.  Everyone was very happy with how they turned out.

Supplies Used

Hole Punch - used to punch a hole in the top of the tag to put the string through
Ranger Matte Medium - used to adhere the snowflake to the tag front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the pattern paper to the tag front
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut a couple different pieces of the tags
MFT Snowflake Die - used to cut out the snowflakes on the tag front
MFT Tag Die - used to cut out the tag (not an exact product, but cannot find the one I used without the pierced boarders)
White Ribbon - used to attach the tags to the stockings
Peel Offs (stars and circles) - used the stars from here, and the negative space that is the lights on the trees I used those circles on these tags
Peel Off Borders - used between the 2 pattern papers to soften the transition from one to the other
Silver Letters - used to put names on the tags (no the exact product that I used, but linked to something similar)
White Cardstock - used for the base of the tag
Red Shimmer Paper - used to cut the snowflake out of
Recollection - Sugar Plum Papers - used for the pattern papers for the front of the tag (cannot find a link for this product, however I purchased it at Michaels Canada)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please let me know what you think of this Non-card project.  Would you like to see more of these?

Monday, February 27, 2017

Grandma's 96th Birthday

Hey Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by to check out another one of my cards.  This card is a very special one.  Anytime you get to make cards for a 96th Birthday is incredible honour.  I look forward to making her a card for each of her birthdays.  It's a thing Ive been doing for my Grandma for her last 6 birthdays, and I can't wait to make her one next year too!

This card was a great one!  As I made this card and was trying to decide how to put this onto the card front, I realized that the number is the same both ways.  But finally I decided on this way!

I also thought that it would be a good time to play along with the Seize the Birthday Challenge, so I entered this card in that challenge. 

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base and the layers of the card
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon, and the double sided tape
EK Success Tweezers - used to help assemble and position the flowers on the card front, and to help position the doodlebug sprinkles.
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the various layers to the card front
Ranger Matte Medium - used to attach the flowers together
Cuttle Bug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the flowers, and the rectangles
MFT Pierced Rectangle Die  - used to cut out the numbers, and for the mat around the numbers
MFT Gerbra Daisy - used to cut out the floral embellishments on this card front (unfortunately I wasn't able to find a source for this product)
Yellow Ribbon - used around the card front
Shimmer Spray - used to add shine to the daisies on the card front
Black Numbers and Letters - used for the numbers on the card front (not the exact product but linked to something similar)
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to add embellishments onto the card front
Floral Cardstock - used for the background paper (no link available because this is from my scraps)
White Cardstock - used for the card base, to attach the numbers onto, and to cut the flowers our of
Yellow Polka Dot Cardstock - used for the middles of the flowers
Purple Plaid Cardstock - used for the mat for the number (not an exact product, but linked to something similar)
Pink Cardstock - used to mat the floral paper with


Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I would love to know what you think of this card.  Please leave some comments in the section below.

Christmas Card Challenges #7

Hey Everyone!  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  I am very excited to be back with another card to share with you.  The Design Team over at Christmas Card Challenges has truly outdone themselves with this one, their cards are sooooo amazing!  I cannot believe I get to design alongside these incredibly talented women!

This weeks challenge is: 


This colour scheme is amazing!  When I first saw it I knew right away that I had a paper pack that would match these colours perfectly, and from there my card was born.  Its not often that I create a card with no stamping, so I thought that I would take advantage of this and use no stamping for this card for a change.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, the main image, and the background paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape, and ensure that the boarder strips were flush with the card base
Exacto Knife - used to position the gems onto the card front
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the background paper, and the boarder strip to the card front
Foam Tape - used to add dimension and raise the main image on the page
Gold Gems - used to help embellish and add some more shimmer to the card front
Pattern Paper Pack - DCWV Cranberry Christmas - used all the parts for all 3 layers of this card
White Cardstock - used for the card base.

Thanks again for stopping by!  Please leave me some love in the comments section!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

All Boxed Up Birthday Card

Hey Everyone!  I am  so excited to be back again to share with you another Birthday Card that Ive been working on.  I created a couple of these cards for a couple of orders.  
As I was putting the order together I looked through to see what colours I had lots of cards created in, and designed this card around colours that there weren't as many done in.  I love this stamp, and haven't designed a lot of cards with it, so thought it was a perfect to use it for this card.

I started this card with the papers (all of which are scraps), and coloured the image around that.  I am very happy with the way this card turned out!

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Here's the main image on the card front...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card front, and the background paper
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamp to and help with stamping
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape and the ribbon
Tim Holtz Water Brush - used to blend the marker colours out
Bone Folder - used to crease and fold the card base
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the sprinkles and to help tie the bow
Ranger Matte medium used to attach the sentiment, image, and the strip of paper down the left side
Foam Adhesive - used to give dimension and height to the circle with the age on it
Double Sided Tape - used to attach all the layers together on the card front
MFT Ink - used to stamp the main image, and the sentiment with
Clean Colour Real Brush Markers  - used to colour the main image of this card
All Boxed Up - main image used on this card (no link available as I believe this stamp is discontinued)
Amy R Stamp - It's Your Birthday - sentiment used for the card front (no link available as this product is discontinued)
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the circles on this card
MFT Pierced Circle Die - used to cut the circles on this card front 
Ribbon - red - used for the ribbon and the bow on the card front
Doodlebug Sprinkles -  used on the card front to help embellish the card front
Black Lettering - numbers used to add an age to the card front (not the exact product used, but something similar)
Recollection - Bold Basics - pattern papers used for the card front (Purchased at Michaels Canada Store) (not available online)
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Water Colour Cardstock - used to stamp the image onto and colour.
Solid Coloured Papers - from my scrap box so I don't have links to exact products


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Birthday Text

Hey there!  Thanks for stopping to see what I've been up to.  I am so excited to share another card with you.  I put this card together for a couple orders, and had a couple things in mind when creating this card.
1. I wanted to create a card entirely out of scraps.
2.  I wanted to use the colour combo Black and Blue
3. I needed for this card to be for a male, however it ended up that this card could really be used for either gender.

But....I am still very happy with the way the card turned out, and I really had fun playing with a stamp set that I haven't used on a card before.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used 

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape, and the ends of the strips of blue, and black paper
Exacto Knife - used to position the sprinkles on the front of the card
Bone Folder - used to crease and fold the card base
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamps to in order to aid in the stamping of the main image
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the iPhone to the card front
Ranger Matte Medium - used to attach the strips of paper to the card front
Carribean Coast - Ranger Dye Ink - used to stamp the background
MFT Ink - used to stamp the iphone
Hero Arts - CL 737 - Iphone and text message stamp set
MFT Background - Birthday background stamp used to stamp the background
Peel Off Border - silver strip used between the black and blue
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to embellish the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base, and to stamp the iphone on
Black Cardstock - used for the black strip down the left side of the card front
Blue Cardstock - used for the blue strip down the left side of the card front