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!

Mother's Day Cards

Yes I am back again!  Im here to share with you the mother's day cards that I put together.  Lately I have been creating only 2 of the same design, not many multiples, but I was pretty pressed for time before my surgery so I created 3 cards very similar for Mother's Day!  I know...I too wanted to make each Mom a different one, but like I said I was pressed for time this year, so it just couldn't happen...there's always next year.

I based this design off of my Grandma's 95th birthday card design.  I loved how her card turned out, and thought that I would do something similar again.

Here's the first card...



Here's the second card...



Here's the third card...




Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the vellum, main image and mat
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut out the stamped sentiment, "Happy" and "Day"
Exacto Knife - used to help position the doodlebug sprinkles on the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the letters on the vellum strip
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various layers of the card together.
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the stamped sentiment wording
Acrylic Block - used to attach the sentiment stamps to which aid in their stamping
Stamp Press - used to stamp the main image on the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image and the sentiment in
Amy R - It's Your Birthday - sentiment stamps used for "Happy" and "Day" (this product is discontinued so it is no longer available, so no link exists)
Stamping Bella - Flower for a True Friend - stamp used for the focal point on the cards
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the flowers on the cards
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to add embellishment to the card fronts
Black Letters - used to spell out the word "Mothers" (not the exact product used, but I linked to something similar)
Card Base - used for the card bases of these cards
Watercolour Paper - used to stamp the main image onto
Vellum - used to put the black lettering on across the card front
Recollection Bold Basics - pattern paper used on each card front (no link available for this paper pack, however it was purchased at Michaels Canada)
Solid Papers (Yellow and Purple) - used to stamp wording onto (from my scrap box so no link available for these exact colours)

I think that this is the last post for today.  Going to rest my hand.  I very much enjoyed getting back to blogging about the cards that I love to create, and cannot wait to come get back to designing.

Please leave some comments below!  Thanks for spending some time with me!

Christmas Card Challenges #13


Hey everyone!  I am so glad to be back again!  I hope you are all enjoying seeing the things that I was working on prior to my surgery and that you are being inspired some way by them to design something beautiful too!  

This was from the last challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  I was unable to post it until now because I have only been using talk to text programs and until yesterday I wasn't able to move my fingers enough to type on this blog.  I guess better late than never.

Here's the challenge...


I created these cards ahead of time so that I could still fulfill my Design Team Duties while off.  This upcoming week however I won't have a card for the challenge, as I am not cleared to get back to card making yet, and don't want to push myself to hard, and delay my recovery.  I cannot wait to be back at it again!

Here's the front of my card...


Here's the side of the card...


I thought with this challenge that I would do something non traditional again.  Apparently that has been my thing lately, to think outside the box and go against the traditional Christmas ideas and change it up.  I love how this turned out, and think that its simple and so classy.  This card can be quickly mass produced if you are looking for something that you can assemble production line style.  The die that I used is still very new so it was quite the challenge to get the paper out of the die, but it was TOTALLY worth the time and patience that I took to do so.  Maybe it was the wine that gave me patience, who know...hehehe.

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the pattern paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon on the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow on the wreath
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Exacto Knife - used to help position the gems on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the wreath to the card front
Glue Dots - used to attach the bow to the wreath
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the die to cut out the snowflake wreath
Joy Crafts - Winter Wishes - the die used for the wreath (unable to find a link for this product)
Blue Gems - used to help embellish the wreath and card itself
Ribbon - used for the bow on the card (not an exact link to the product used, but this is the company that I purchased it through.  It's not listed online, but it is their product)
Ribbon - used for the string to hang the wreath
All Seasons II Pattern Paper - used for the background on the card front (not an exact link to the product used, but linked to another edition of the paper pack that I used)
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Blue Cardstock - used to die cut the wreath out of 

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate your support, and would love to know what you'd like more of in the future!  Please leave some comments below!

Christmas Card Challenges #12

Welcome back!  I am so glad that you are here again!  I know I said I'd be taking things slowly, but once I started typing I just can't seem to stop.  I guess I must really have missed posting and not doing anything for the last 4 weeks!  I am so excited to be on the mend and to be able to get back to doing the things I love without pain!  Still no new designs for the next couple weeks, but I am going to get my blog back on track and you're going to see some new to you designs!

I love so much being part of the Christmas Card Challenges Design Team, and I love the stash of cards that I am working on creating ahead of the holiday.  I am beyond excited that every person will get a handmade card this year!  

This card is from a couple weeks back...here's the challenge that it was for.


I loved this photo, however I wanted to create a card without gold.  It's honestly one of my personal challenges, as I don't like the look of yellow gold...a lot of you who follow my blog know that!

Here's the card that I created for this challenge.  I am not sure what happened to the side view image of this card.

Here's the front of the card...


I love that while there are traditional colours that I used on this card there are also untraditional elements.  I am so happy that the focal point ended up being this old fashioned red truck.  I love this stamp and am reminded every time I use it how much I love it!

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the various layers of the card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon and bow on the card
Glue Dots - used to attach the buttons to the card front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various layers to the card
Quickie Glue - used to attach the loose glitter to the snow on the image
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the sentiment
Acrylic Block - used to attach the image to which helped stamping the sentiment
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
EK Success Tweezers - used to tie the ribbon into a bow
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image and sentiment in
Stampendous Christmas Truck - main image used on the card front (cannot find a link to this product but it was purchased at Michaels Canada)
C.C. Designs - Naughty or Nice Stamp Set - used for the sentiment on this card (cannot find a link to this product it might be discontinued)
Promarkers - used to colour the image with 
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add shimmer to the car, tree and wreath
Loose Glitter - used to add shimmer to the snow under the car
Ribbon - used to embellish the top of the card
Buttons - used to embellish the bottom left side of the card
Copic Paper - used to stamp the main image onto
White Cardstock - used to stamp the sentiment on and for the card base
All Seasons II Paper Pack - used for the snowflake pattern paper (not the exact paper pack, but linked to another edition of the paper pack)
Blue Cardstock - used to mat the sentiment 
Red Cardstock - used to mat the main image

Cant wait to be back to share more with you!  Please leave some comment love below for me!

March ATC

Hey Everyone!  I am so happy to be here to share with you one of my newer ATCs.  I have been having to hold off sharing them as I want to ensure that everyone in my group has received them incase they follow along with my blog, I didn't want to ruin the surprise.  

I am very much enjoying creating these little gems and am loving creating something small, and playing with many various techniques.  I love that there really are NO rules other than the size parameters.  Right now I am having fun creating something for the theme/holiday of the current month which the ATC will be used for.

Here's my March ATC...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the ATC base as well as the flags
Tim Holtz Scissors - Used to cut the tails in the flags on the ATC
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the letters and the sentiment flags on the ATC
Exacto Knife - used to help position the gems onto the ATC front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the flags to the ATC base
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink - used to stamp some of the shamrocks for the background
Electric Lime - Ranger Dye Ink - used to stamp some of the shamrocks for the background
Lily Pad - Ranger Dye Ink - used to stamp some of the shamrocks for the background
Duffy's Classic - Shamrock - stamp used for the shamrock background (unfortunately this company is no longer in business so no link is available for this product)
Black Letters - used for the wording on the ATC (not the exact product, but linked to something similar)
Gems - used various size to help finish embellishing the ATC
White Cardstock - used for the ATC base
Green Cardstock - used for the flags on these ATCs (I used scraps for these so unfortunately there aren't any links available for these products)

Please leave some comment love below, Id love to know what you think!

May ATC

Hey Everyone.  I am back again to share with you another ATC.  
Slow and Steady...thats how Im going to get my posting back on track, but prevent from injuring my fingers, hand and wrist.  It feels so good to be back even if its only in a small capacity right now.
A lot of the ladies in the trading group that I am part of have already received their May ATCs, so I thought that it was a good time to share them with you!  

I initially wanted to do something that was flat and pretty one dimensional, however I just couldn't do it!  I love how it turned out, and love the wording!  In the past I have been doing the same pretty much all the same ATC but this time I thought that I would change it up and do a variety of colours to keep things interesting.  I am very happy how they turned out...and the biggest shocker of all no gems or doodlebug sprinkles. 




Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the sentiment and sentiment mat, and the ATC base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon on the front of these ATCs
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the sentiment to the coloured paper and to the ATCs
Acrylic Block - used to attach the sentiment and the image to in order to stamp both
Water Brush - used to blend and spread out the colours on the images
Black MFT Ink - the ink used to stamp the sentiment and the image in
Stamping Bella - Flower for a True Friend - image used on the front of these ATCs
"The Earth laughs in flowers" - sentiment used on the card front (company who's stamp it is no longer exists, couldn't find a similar stamp to link to)
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush - used to colour the images with
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add some shimmer to the flowers
Ribbon - used on front of the ATC to embellish a bit
White Cardstock - used for the card base and to stamp the image and sentiment onto
Coloured Paper - used to create a mat for the sentiment (these are from my scrap box so unfortunately I don't have a source for these)

Thank you for stopping by.  Ill be back soon with another card to share with you.

April ATC

Hey Everyone!  I know that it's been a while since I've been on here.  As I mentioned several posts back I was having surgery on my hand/wrist, so I was going to be off from creating for a while.  I unfortunately am not back to creating ATCs and Cards yet, but thought that I would take my time posting some of the things that I created before surgery, but which I didn't have a chance to post.  Its going to take me some time, but I'm going to work through them slowly so you can get back to enjoying things :)

Almost everyone in my ATC group has received this so I am good to post it now!

This is my April 2017 ATC...



I created a couple different designs, and placed the bunnies as you can see below.  I designed 4 of each of these designs. 

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut out the ATC base, and the pattern paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the bunny images
Exacto Knife - used to help with the placement of the gems on the front of the ATCs
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the pattern paper to the ATC base
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the bunnies and the sentiment to the front of the ATCs
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the images in
Bunny Stamp - used for the images on the ATCs
Label Maker - used to print the sentiment for the ATCs
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the images on the ATCs
Gamsol - solution used to help blend the pencil crayons
Blending Stumps - used with the gambol to blend the pencil crayons
Sheer Shimmer Spray - used to paint and add shimmer to various parts of the image
Gems - used to add shimmer and colour to the ATC bases
White Cardstock - used for the ATC base, and to stamp the images on
All Seasons Paper Pack 2  - used for the background on the ATC.  (not an exact product but have linked to paper pack 4)

Please leave me some love in the comment section below and let me know what you think about this ATC and what you'd like to see in the future.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Fifty and Fabulous

Goodmorning Everyone!  I hope that you all have a beautiful day!  The sun is shining here and it looks like its going to be a fabulous start to the long weekend.  I hope that you get to enjoy time with your loved ones and the little ones enjoy the Easter festivities.

I am almost all caught up with my posts, but today I am back to share with you another Birthday card.  This card was ordered for a very special birthday and I was super happy to be asked to create it for her.  It was a nice chance to work with a colour scheme I haven't worked with before, and use a couple of products that I haven't used in the past.  The colours on this card are incredible, and it is so CLASSY and fancy for such a special occasion. I am soooooo happy with how this card turned out, the only thing I would change is the colour of the paint splatter to match the pattern paper, or vice versa.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card front and the pattern paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the roses for this card
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the striped paper to the card base
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the sentiment and the flowers to the card front
Water Brush - used to blend the markers
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card front
Exacto Knife - used to help position the gems on the card front
Brush - used with the acrylic paint to splatter the paint
Acrylic Block - used to attach the rose stamp to in order to aid the stamping
Cuttlebug Machine - used to cut out the sentiment and the mat of the sentiment
Spellbinders Labels Twenty Die - Used to cut out the sentiment and the mat for the sentiment
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the flowers in 
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the flowers with and 
1000LL Roses Stamp - flowers used for this card
Icicle Stickles - used to add shimmer to the roses
Gems - used to help embellish the card front
Gold Acrylic Paint - used to splatter on the background paper 
Gold Shimmer Cardstock - used to mat the sentiment on the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Striped Cardstock - used for the background of the card front (piece from my scrap so I don't have a link to it)

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be again soon with some more designs for you!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Birthday from Zoe

Welcome back!  I know you are all probably very sick of me by now, but I am just going to continue to post.  I found a groove and am determined to get these cards posted before the end of the day today.  I believe I have 2 or 3 cards still to post.  

I would love if you guys could please let me know what you are thinking of the cards that I have posted thus far on my blog.  I take a lot of time to do them, and it would be nice to have some feedback so I can use it to plan future cards.

I thought it would be super nice to create a card from my niece to give to my sister on her birthday.  I had a stamp that I have been dyeing to use, so this was a great excuse to use it, and I knew that it would be perfect.  The image is just the sweetest, and I was exactly what I was going for! I used scraps of paper for the layout of the card and am very very happy with the way that it turned out!

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the strips of paper as well as the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon on the card front
Bone Folder - used to help crease and fold the card base
Waterbrush - used to help blend the colours on the card stock
Acrylic Block - used with the stamps to help stamp the image onto the watercolour paper
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow and position the gems and the letters on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach he paper pieced flower pot to the main image
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the various layers together and onto the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the main image in
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the main image with
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the image and the mat for the image
MFT Pierced Circle Die - used to cut out the image and the mat for the main image
Art Impressions - Little Sprout - used for the main image on the card front
Gems - used to help embellish the card front.
Sheer Ribbon - used for the ribbon around the card and to tie the little bow at the top of the card.
Black Letters  - used 
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Watercolour Cardstock - used to stamp the main image on, and to colour on
Pattern Papers - used for the laters on the card (these are from my scrap box so unfortunately there aren't links for them)

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Hey everyone,  thank you so much for stopping by again.  It is so nice that out, and I think it is really helping my blogging.  Its starting to get warm enough out that I can sit on my tablet outside in the sun on the deck and blog on my tablet.  

I am soooooo looking forward to this weekend, and I hope that each of you are going to get to spend time with your family over the Easter Holidays.  I hope that the little ones enjoy their egg hunts, and that the weather is beautiful for each of you. 

 I wanted to share something Easter with you, however I can't share my April ATC until the ladies in my group get them, so I am going to continue to catch up and share cards that I have created, but which I haven't posted here yet.  

I created this card for my sister about a month ago for her birthday.  I wanted to create something simple and classic, so you can guess what I did...I first went to my scrap box and found something that would be the jumping off point for her card.  

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 background paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - Used to cut the double sided tape, and the ribbon
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the pearls, and tie the bow
Bone Folder - used to help fold and crease the card base
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the die/embossing folder to cut/pinch the background
Embossing Folder - used for the background (not sure what folder/die was used to cut this, as I found this piece in my scrap box)
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the teal background to the card base
Peel Off Happy Birthday Stickers - used for the sentiment on the card front
Icicle Stickles - used to add shimmer and glitter to the card front
Pearls - used to help embellish the card front
Ribbon - used to help dress up the card front with the ribbon tied around it and finished with a bow
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Teal Cardstock - used for the background part of the card.


Thank you for stopping by again to check out this card.  I promise I'll be back again really soon with another card to share with you all!  Please leave me some love below in the comment section!

Lighthouse Birthday

Hey Everyone...Yep its me, I'm totally back again!  I told you I'm on a roll.  Just trying to tie up loose ends before I am off for 4 - 6 weeks.  I will continue to try to blog during this time, however I'll be typing one handed so I warn the blogs may not make sense and there probably won't be many posts...but until then...ENJOY this!

This is another card that I created for part of an order that I was working my way through.  Nautical is totally in, and I absolutely love these colours together, so thought that it would be nice to play on that colour scheme and theme.  Its also been a long time since I used my zig clear colours, so what a perfect image to use these with.  I couldn't be happier with the way that it turned out, and this card is perfect for a guy.

Here's the front of the card...


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



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, the image, and the mat for the image
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape and the twine
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the doodlebug sprinkles, and to tie the bow on the card front
Acrylic Block - used to attach the sentiment stamp to to aid with stamping
Bone Folder - used to help fold and crease the card base
Waterbrush - used to blend the markers and the colours on the image
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the image and mat to the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the sentiment (flag) to the card base
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image and the sentiment in
Amy R Stamps - It's Your Birthday - used for the sentiment on the card front (there is no link for this product available because it is no longer available.)
Lighthouse Stamp  - used for the image on the card front (there is no link for this product available because it is no longer available)
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the main image on the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the flag on the card front
MFT Stitched Flag Die - used to cut out the sentiment on the card front
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to help embellish the card front
Close to my Heart - Kraft Borders - used to help embellish the bottom section below the main image (this product is no longer available, so unfortunately there is no link)
Twine - used to tie around the card, and for the bow on the card
Red Cardstock - used to mat the main image
Blue Pattern Paper - Light Blue Distressed 125142 - used for the background on the card front
Water Colour Cardstock - the paper which the image is stamped on and water coloured
White Cardstock - used for the card base

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Looking forward to sharing many more cards with you.  Please feel free to leave me some comment love below!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gears and Keys

Hey Everyone, yesterday I was totally on a roll, and I can hopefully get a couple posts up for all of you to see today :)  

I have so many more cards to share with you, the creative juices are flowing like crazy!
I have been sharing Birthday cards with you as I've been working my way through an order of birthday cards.  I want to share with you a masculine card that I created for this order...it could be used for either gender though. 

This card is super minimalistic and clean.  I love the layering of the stamps and the little hints of colours on this card, both on the clock and the little gems and then all finished off with the sentiment down the side.  Very little supplies required but I am thrilled with how it turned out.

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 strip of kraft card stock
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the watch face and the ends of the kraft paper with the sentiment on it
Stamp Press - used to attach the stamps to and stamp the images and sentiments
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the watch face on top of the the background watch face
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the watch gears image to the card base
Soft Wheat Ink - used to stamp the keys in
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the watch face with
Prisma Colour Blending Pencil Crayons - used to blend the prisma colour pencil crayons into each other 
Hero Arts Watch Gears - stamp used on the card
Hero Arts Fancy Keys - stamp used on the card
Happy Birthday Stamp - Momenta 2013 - 19562 - stamp for the sentiment on the card front (unable to find a link for this product, however it was purchased at Michaels Canada)
Gems - used to add colour to the card front
Watercolour Paper - used to stamp the watch face on
White Cardstock - the paper used for the background of the card
Kraft Cardstock - the paper which the sentiment is stamped on

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Purple Tulip Sympathy

Hey Y'all!  Thanks for stopping by again to hang out with me and spend some time with me.  I am so excited that you are here.

If you are stumbling across my blog for the first time Thank You for taking the time to visit, please feel free to look around and I would love to know what you think, so please leave comments below for me!  If you are coming back to visit and you've been here before thank you for taking the time to spend more time with me.  you're loyalty is much appreciated!  

Alright back at it...I created this card for an order that I completed.  Half of the order was Thank You Cards, and the other half of the order was Sympathy Cards.

If you check out yesterdays post you will learn a little bit more about why I find it so difficult to create these cards...I am sure that you can imagine because of the nature of the life event.  

Some of the pieces for this card were in my scrap box so I thought that it would be a fantastic opportunity for them to finally hit the front of the card.  

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 on the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape as well as to trim the bakers twine
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bakers twine
Quickie Glue - used to attach the loose glitter to the tulip petals
Double Sided Tape  - used to attach all of the layers of the card to the card base
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image with
Tombo Markers - used to help colour the main image on the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut and emboss the layers of the card front
Circle Die - used to cut out the main image on the card front
Scalloped Circle Die - used to cut out the mat for the main image
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - used to pinch the small circles into the white paper on the card front
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch - used to cut the edge on the white embossed paper
Bakers Twine - used to wrap around the card front, and tie a bow with. (not an exact product, but linked to something similar)
Loose Glitter - used to add shimmer to the tulip petals
Purple Cardstock - used for the mat for the image and for a background mat (not the exact product, but linked to something similar)
Green Cardstock - used for the background mat for the card (not the exact product, but linked to something similar)
White Cardstock - used for the card base and for the paper that the image was stamped on, and the embossed layer.
Image Stamp - unsure what the stamp was that was used for the main image on the card as the image  was already stamped and in my scrap box.  I check to see if this is a stamp that I own and it isn't, so chances are I stamped it at a stamp and swap