Saturday, March 17, 2018

July ATC 2017

Hi Everyone!  You know how life gets busy sometimes and throws you curve balls.  Well it has seemed like one curveball after another, but I am back and ready to share some new stuff with you.  I will also be posting a couple of things that I had made in the past, but again didn't get a chance to share with you.

For those of you who follow my blog you should know by now that I am part of an ATC group that I trade with.  For those of you who don't, and who don't know what an ATC card is let me quickly explain.

ATCs are 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  There really aren't any rules to them.  You can paper piece, die cut, stamp, use mixed media techniques, etc.  The only rule is the size....seriously no rules about themes or anything.  In the group the only other rule is that once you receive an ATC you have to send one back to that person.  Even if they send you 2 you only have to send 1. 

This is the ATC that I had made this past July.  

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the base of the ATC and the sentiment and the mat for the sentiment
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the sentiment to the background of the ATC. 
Candied Apple Distress Ink - used to stamp the maple leafs in
Fired Brick Distress Ink - used to stamp the maple leafs in
Black MFT Ink - used to stamp the sentiment in
Acrylic Block - used to attach the maple leaf to, to help with the stamping.
#proudcanuck stamp - sentiment used on this ATC.  (purchased from Michael's Canada in the $1.50 bins - no link available for this product)
Hero Arts Leaf Stamps - used for the maple leaf on the ATC background.
Shimmer Mist - used to add shimmer to the background  (although this picture doesn't show this very well)
White Card Stock - used for the background for this ATC
Red Card Stock - used to back the sentiment with to pull in the red colours even more

I will be back very soon with another ATC to share with you.  Once I have updated all of my ATCs I will get caught up on sharing my cards!  

I appreciate all of your love and support.  Please comment below and leave me some love!

January ATC 2018

Hey Everyone!  I am so glad to be back with you all to share another ATC.  
When I first started ATCs just a little over a year ago I wanted to try something different.
I have been loving being part of the ATC group that I am in and forcing myself to create something small, and use some of the little stamps that I have and recycling a lot of scrap papers, etc.
I am here to share my January ATC with you.  I was a little delinquent in getting all of mine done for 2017, but the beauty about a new year is new beginnings and new starts.
I am determined to do one for each month this year!  So far I'm not off to a bad start.

If you follow my blog you will know that I struggle to make anything with gold.  I just find it a hard colour to work with, especially if I am using golds of different mediums.  But gold seemed like a great colour for New Years, so I thought that I try again.

Here's the front of the ATC...

...this was incredibly difficult to photograph to show how shiny the whole thing was...

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

...the side view shows how beautiful the paper on this ATC is...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut down the the paper to size
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim the ribbon
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the patten paper and the white tag to the ATC base
Mom Multi Glue -  used to attach the ribbon to the top of the tag
Black Offray Ribbon - ribbon used to tie into a bow for this ATC
Gems (Black and White) - used to help embellish and add some shimmer to the front of this ATC (not the exact product used, but linked to something similar)
Tag Punch - used to punch out white card stock into a tag shape
Black and Gold Numbers - used to add the year 2018 to the ATCs
Tweezers - used to help tie the bow and adhere the bow, place the numbers and position the gems
Vellum - scraps of vellum used and attached numbers to to add some dimension
White Card Stock -  used for the tag
Gold Card Stock - used for the ATC base (cannot find a link for a similar paper - can be recreated with white embossed stars, or embossing paste)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #24

Hi Y'all!  The weather here is beautiful and I am loving the cooler weathers here in Ontario, Canada.  It makes me want to get back into my scrapbook and create some more cards for you all to check out.  I am excited to be back to share another card with you.
I have been battling my Vertigo the last couple weeks so haven't been able to sit here and type much of anything.  I am working hard to move past the dizziness.

I am excited to share with you the card that I created for our fantastic challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I love this weeks challenge.  I love to design in these colours (traditional colours...surprise, surprise.) 

Here's the challenge...

Here's the front of my card...

Here's the side of my card...

Christmas is very quickly approaching, and I feel as though I don't have enough cards made to pass out, so because I love this design so much, and I love how it uses up a ton of scraps, and supplies that I had on had, I thought I would make multiples (creating in progress!).

*Please Check Back for pictures of the other cards that Ive created as part of this collection...*

Supplies Used

I will post supplies used very soon!

Thank you for stopping by to visit!  Please leave some comment love below!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #22

Hey All.  I know its been a little while since I've posted anything on here. 
Things have been insane at work...Ive been working a temp position to help out, but I never thought it would lead to a full time position.  I now am working a lot better hours so that means I get a lot more time back to do the things that I love.  Blogging and making cards.

I looked at my stash of Christmas cards, and if you are like me you need to join us at Christmas Card Challenges to start building your stash so that you have cards to pass out this year.  I am starting to scramble, because I don't know if I will have enough.  

This is our new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  You have 2 weeks to play along with us, and you can use this challenge as inspiration otherwise or as long as you enter a Christmas Cards thats okay too!

I decided it's been a while since I've done a rustic card, that this was the perfect opportunity to do so.  

Here's the front of my card...

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

The lighting is a little bit funny in these pictures, however I did clear emboss over the image.  I put it in the freezer to get cold, and then did a 2nd and 3rd layer.  Once I had cooled the 3rd layer I took it and cracked the embossing, and smooshed in some ink to make it look like an old tattered picture.

I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I wish that I had a Misti Tool so that I could have stamped the sentiment a couple more times to make it darker, but Im working with what I've got currently.

Thank you for stopping by, and Ill be back really soon with some more creations.

Please leave some love below in the comment section.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #17

Hey Everyone!  I've missed you all very very much!
It's been a while since Ive created something new, but I am excited to be back at it.  Its quite the process getting your hand strength back after a surgery and some of the complications that I have been through.  I am just so thankful to be able to feel my fingers again, and that slowly I'm feeling like I'm getting back on track. 

I am beyond blessed that I get to design along some of the most incredibly talented women over at Christmas Card Challenges.

This weeks challenge is:


I found this challenge slightly difficult to play along with because there were so many directions that I could have gone with this.   I was really inspired about the shape of the sentiment, and the colours of the wording "MERRY," and this is where I began!  As many of you know I love to create my cards in traditional Christmas colours, so this was fun to break away from.

As some of you may know I often make at minimum 2 of each of the cards because it helps me build my stash/stock of Christmas/Holiday cards.  I don't know why I didn't start doing this years ago.  Its incredible watching my stash grow and expand.

Here's the front of the card...

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

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card front and the layers of paper for the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim out the bakers twine
Bone Folder  - used to fold and crease the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the stars on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach all the layers of paper to the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - machine used to cut out the stars
MFT Stacking Star Dies - used in the cuttlebug machine to cut out the stars for the card front
Bakers Twine - used to help embellish the left side of the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Black Shimmer Paper - used for the shimmer black stars
Red Cardstock - used for the red stars
DCWV - Candy Cane Lane Paper Pack - used for the main image/sentiment and the stripped red pattern paper, and the news print looking stars (cannot find a link for this paper pack, I'm thinking it's discontinued)
Black Polka Dot Cardstock - black paper with white polka dot used for the background of the card front (not the exact product used, but linked to something similar)

Thank you for stopping by!  I am so glad that you visited me!  Please leave me some love below, and let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy First Birthday Zoe!

Welcome to Amanda Fluri Designs!  This is my special space where I get to share my creations with you.  My hope is that they inspire some creativity in each of you that stumble upon my space.  Thank you for stopping by!

In my last post I shared the Birthday Party Invite that I created for my Niece's First Birthday, and this is the card that Shane and I gave her with her gift on her birthday.  Her birthday was at the end of May, and because my surgery was at the beginning of May, I created this card a couple weeks prior so that I could ensure she got a very special card for her First Birthday!  

I cant believe my sweet little Zoe is already ONE!  Honestly time goes to fast, and I wish that it would slow down a tad.  It's amazing that when you are younger you want time to speed up and it seems to remain very slow, but as you get older time flies, and all you want it to do is slow down! 

Here's the card we gave Zoe for her birthday...

Here's the front of the card...

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

Supplies Used

The supplies used for this card are the same as the supplies used for this card!  I considered posting the list again, and then decided that it was silly that I would just link to the other post.  

I did use Black Letter Stickers for this card to personalize it and the sentiment is from the same set as the other sentiment from the other supply list.

Thank you for stopping by again.  There probably won't be many cards posted over the next couple days, because I posted a lot more today than I think that I was going to.  I would love if you would leave me some comment love!  Cant wait to be back again to share more with you soon!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Zoe's First Birthday Invite

Hey Y'all.  Apparently I just couldn't stay away, so here I am back to share another card/invitation with you all.  I was honoured to be asked to create this card for my little Niece's first Birthday Party.  My sister wanted to have an under the sea theme, and this stamp set was absolutely perfect for this.  I used colours that are part of the theme of the party.  I only created one of these invites, as the people who were invited were done so either through facebook or because they are immediate family they already had knowledge about it.   Ashley (my sister) then asked for us all to sign inside the invite with our well wishes for Zoe, so that she could add this to her keepsake book so that she has it to look back on in years to come.  

I cannot believe it's already been a year since she was born.  I remember the day of her birth so vividly.  Watching her grow is so much fun, but part of me wishes she was little forever because the cuddles are never the same as they grow up.

Here's the invitation that I created for her Birthday Party...

Here's the front of the invite...

Here's the side view of the invite...(I had hoped it would show off the sparkles better, but for some reason it just didn't capture it like I had hoped...maybe next time ill turn on the flashlight.)...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and various layers of the invite
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut and trim the edges of some of the strips
Exacto Knife - used to help position and add gems
Acrylic Blocks - used to attach stamps to in order to stamp the image
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various layers of the invite together
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the mermaid and seahorse to the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the images in 
C.C. Designs Stamp - Under the Sea - stamp used for the images
Martha Stewart Doily Lacy Edge Punch - punch used for the edges of the invite
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the images
Gamsol - solution used to help blend the pencil crayons
Blending Stumps - used with the gambol to smooth the pencil crayon
Blue Gems - used to look like bubbles
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add shimmer to the images, and the teal paper (both of which are hard to see in the pictures)
Watercolour Cardstock - used to stamp the mermaid and sea horse to
Teal Cardstock - used for strips on the invite
Purple Cardstock - used for the scalloped sections on the invitation
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Recollection Pattern Paper - Light Blue Distressed 125142 (purchase at Michaels Canada - unfortunately I cannot find a link for them online.)
Text - Created and printed on the computer

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this special card that I got the opportunity to create.
I would love to know what you think!  Please leave some love below in the comment section!