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


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Helicopter Birthday

Hey Everyone!  Thank you so much for stopping by, I am back to share with you another Birthday Card.  I mentioned a couple weeks back that you would be seeing many Birthday cards over the next several weeks, and well it doesn't look like its going to stop anytime soon.  I have been working on a card order for a couple people and here's one of the Birthday cards that are in it.


If you follow my blog you know how much I love to design with scraps, and well this card is made completely out of scraps.  The Helicopter was already coloured, and mounted to the paper, and in my scrap drawer, and the card base already had the embossed pattern attached to it, so I thought they would work perfectly together.  I finished it off with a bow and the sentiment and done.  I really like the simplicity of this card, yet how masculine it is!

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Unfortunately because this card was made out of scraps, and I have no idea what embossing folder, or which company's stamp this is or even what I coloured it with, and the ink that was used for the edging, I won't be listing the supplies used!

Thanks for stopping by to check in and see whats new.  Can't wait to share something new with you tomorrow hopefully.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #394 and Bellarific Friday Challenge

Hey Everyone!  I am back to share another card with you today.  As I had mentioned in a past post I have been trying to play along with some of my favourite challenges, and I had the chance again this week to play along with the Bellarific Friday one.

The challenge over at Stamping Bella was to use a current Stamping Bella stamp on the card, and die cut some element of the card!  This was easy as their stamps are one of the staples in my collection and the majority of my cards have a die cut element so this one was EASY!

The other challenge that I played along with was the one over at Cupcake Inspirations and I took the colours from this photo to inspire my card.



When I combined these two themes together I created a beautiful card!

Here's the front of the card...


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


Here's the main image that I coloured on the card...



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base and the background layer of pattern paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape and the ends of the bows
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow and to help position the gems on the card front
Bone Folder - used to crease and fold the card base
Acrylic Block - attached the stamp to the acrylic block to help stamp the sentiment
Stamp Press - used to attach the image stamp to it to aid with the stamping of the image
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the circle and oval shapes
Ranger Matte Medium - used to attach the paper pieced dresses
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various pattern papers to the card front
Pierced Oval Die - used to cut out the main image
Pierced Circle Die - used to cut out the pattern paper for the number
Stamping Bella - Victoria and Juliette's night out - used for the main image on the card front
Amy R Stamp - Its Your Birthday - sentiment used for the card front (unable to link to a source as these stamps are discontinued)
MFT Ink - used to stamp the main image and the sentiment for the card front
Promarkers - used to colour the image
Red Ribbon - used for the ribbon and the bow on the card front
Stickles Icicles - used along the edges of the girl's dresses
Black Number Stickers - used for the age 30 on the card front
Gems - used to help dress up the card front
Copic Paper - paper that the image is stamped on
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Pattern Paper - used for the background, used to mat the sentiment, used for the girls dresses, and used to mat the age on the card front. (unfortunately there isn't a link for these products because they are from my stash of scraps)

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #6

Hey Everyone!  Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card!
I am so excited to be designing alongside so many fantastic inspirational women at Christmas Card Challenges.  This weeks challenge was a very difficult one for me because I didn't own any stamps or have die cuts of anything that I would have been able to use for the challenge.  The design teams cards are so amazing that they really had me thinking and kept challenging.  I was totally stumped, until I started looking into digital stamps.  Its something I haven't used in a very long time, and maybe only used once or twice before previously, but I was able to find something that would work perfectly for this challenge.

Here's the challenge this week over at Christmas Card Challenges...


Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Here's a close up of the image on the card...



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the layers of pattern paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape
Bone Folder - used to crease and fold the side of the card base
Acrylic Block - used for stamping the sentiment
EK Success Tweezers - used to help adhere the snowflakes to the card front
Liquid Applique - used on the horses hat to give it a fluffy look
Ranger Matte Medium - used to help adhere the banner and the snowflakes to the card front
Quickie Glue - used to attach the glitter to the snow peals
Double Sided Tape - used to attach all the layers of paper together 
MFT Ink - used to stamp the sentiment with
Whimsy Stamps - Horsey Holiday (digital) - used for the main image on this card
Amy R Stamps - sentiment used on the card (unfortunately this is a discontinued product so there is no link available for this)
Cuttlebug Machine - used to cut out the flag at the top left of the card with the die
MFT Stitched Jumbo Fistail Flags - the die that was used to cut out the flag
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the horse in
Prisma Blending Pencil Crayon - used to blend out the pencil crayon to give it a smooth look
Lawn Fawn - Ornament Wood Veneer - used to embellish the card front (not the exact product that I used, but I linked to something similar)
Loose Glitter - glitter used on the snow around the horse
Gold Wink of Stella - used for the bells on the horses collar
Recolletion Winter Woodland Pattern Paper - paper used for the card
White Cardstock - used for the card base, and to print the image onto

Thanks so much for stopping by to learn a little bit more about my card for this weeks challenge.

Please leave some love for me in the comments below!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kraft and Green - Boys Birthday Card

Hey There!  Thanks for stopping in to see whats going on at Amanda Fluri Designs.  I have been very busy designing and working on card orders.  The weather here in Canada is finally starting to feel like winter.  I live in the Niagara Area of Ontario, and we have had some beautiful weather, and its been hard to believe its winter, but now that I think winter has found us I find myself at my desk a lot more and losing track of time, and just designing.  I am so blessed that I have my scrap nook to retreat to and just design...(I know I promised pictures of it a while back...this is still something I plan on doing, so keep watch for pictures soon!)  

Anyways, back to the card at hand.  In one of my more recent posts, I talk about scraps, and my outlook on them.  I think every single card that I make has a scrap of something on it.  I love to create with them.  This card similar to the other one (in the post that I talk about scraps) is made completely out of scraps.  I stamped this image a LONG time ago, and it has been sitting in my scrap drawer for years...same with the sentiment.  The background I embossed to finish off the card, and the little corners are also scraps.  I thought that I would pull them all together to design something masculine for a male birthday and this is what I came up with.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used...

Because this card was made out of scraps there are a lot of the pieces that I am unsure what the product is, and which company it belongs to, so for this card there won't be a supplies used list. 

If there is a specific product that you are wanting more information on, please comment below and I'll do my best to locate it or link to something similar for you!

Thanks again for stopping by. Please leave me some love below! I will be back very soon with some other cards, and ATC fun to share with all of you!

Friday, February 10, 2017

February ATC

Hey Everyone!  I hope that you are all as ready for the weekend as I am.  It has been a very crazy week here, and this blog has gotten a lot of attention from me this week, and hopefully it continues.  There are so many amazing things happening with Amanda Fluri Designs and I cannot wait to share them all with you in the upcoming weeks.  You aren't going to want to miss out thats for sure!

If you are just joining my blog, you should go back a couple of posts to learn a little bit more about ATCs.  I just joined a trading group a couple of months ago, and you send out an ATC when you receive one.  So I wanted to share with each of you the ATCs that I have made, and will do my best to continually post them as I do them so that you can enjoy!

Here's my February ATC...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the ATC base
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the pieces and elements onto the ATC front
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamps to in order to help stamp the wording and image, and used for flicking the white pain for the background.
Blending Tool - used to blend the distressed ink for the background of this ATC
Paint Brush - used to flick the white paint, and to paint the shimmer on the wings, and arrow
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut out the pig and the sentiment and the side of the doily.
Ranger Matte Medium - used to attach the pig and the doily to the ATC base
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the backing onto the ATC front
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the side of the flag
MFT Ink - ink used to stamp the pig with
Distress Ink - used for the background - blended 3 colours into one another to get this effect
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the pig with
Lyra Blending Pencil Crayon - used to blend the pencil crayons to get a softer look
Doily - used on the side of the ATC (not the exact product but I linked to something similar)
C. C. Designs Cupig - used for the pig and the sentiment (this product is discontinued so there isn't a link available for this)
Shimmer Spray - used to add some sparkle to the background and painted the wings and the arrow with it
White Paint - added a little bit of water to this, and flicked it onto the background to give a splatter look
White Cardstock - used for the ATC base

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