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

Please check back in a couple days for the supplies used for this card.  I really wanted to get this card posted, and don't have time to link to the supplies at the moment.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  I really appreciate your support, please leave some comment love for me below.

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


Monday, April 10, 2017

Yellow Sympathy Card

Im back to share another card with you.  I know I am totally on a roll today, its beautiful out and the sun is shining and its really putting a smile on my face.  I love how accomplished I'm feeling sharing all of these cards with you.  

I sense a theme here...make cards from things in your scrap box and create something beautiful out of things that may have never been a consideration for these cards.  I am so happy about how things turned out.  Simple and Classy, perfect for a sympathy card.  Its also been quite a while since I created a square card, so I thought that I would change things up for this one.

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 various layers for this card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim the ribbon and the double sided tape
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Quickie Glue - used to add loose glitter to the flowers
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the layers to the card base
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the sentiment
Cuttlebug Machine - used to help pinch small circles into the paper
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder - used to pinch small circles into the yellow card stock
Ribbon - used to add a bow to the front of the card
Peel Off With Sympathy - used to add a sentiment to the card front
Peel Off Border - used to add some sparkle to the card
Loose Glitter - used to add shimmer to the flower
Yellow Cardstock - used on the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base and the background for the flower and the sentiment.

Thanks again for stopping by to visit.  Please leave me some comments love for me below!

Shane's Birthday Card

Hey Everyone,  I am spending this beautiful day off blogging and catching up on things.  I have been soooo busy designing that apparently I've failed to upload my cards while I go.  Shame on me :(  

I created this card back at the beginning of march for my boyfriend's birthday.  A couple posts back I shared the invitations that I made for his birthday party, and his card was based off of those invites!

Im totally on a roll using up scrap papers.  There are so many beauties that I can't help but play with.  This card isn't an exemption to this, it features ONLY scraps of paper, no new sheets were harmed in the creating of this card.  hahaha!  I know sometimes I can be funny.  

I haven't made many shaker cards, so this is still a technique that I need to continue to work on.  Shane was jealous last year that his mom got a shaker card for her birthday and that he didn't so I thought that I would make him a special shaker for a special Birthday.

If I could have changed one thing about this card I think it would have been that I would have changed the colour of the number 30 on this card, but other than that I am very happy about how this card turned out.

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 and to cut the strips of paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ends into the flags on the card front
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the strips of paper to the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the layers of foam to one another, and attached the pattern circle onto the top of it
Cuttlebug Machine - used to cut out the circles for the shaker
MFT Pierced Circle Die - used to cut out the circles for the shaker
Acetate - used on the shaker piece to prevent the glitter from falling out
Fun Foam - used to build up the circle piece for the shake
Martha Stewart Glitter - glitter used inside the shaker
Chipboard Numbers - used to put the age 30 on the card front.  (not an exact product, but linked to something similar)
White Cardstock - used for the card base of the card.
Pattern Papers - used for the strips and flags on the card front as well as the circle. (these are scraps from my stash so there is no links for them)

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love some feedback on my shaker, and tips to make them that much better.  Cant wait to share some more new cards with you over the next couple days.

Floral Bouquet Sympathy Card


Hey Everyone!  I am here to share with you another Sympathy card that I created for a card order that I've been working through.  I find it difficult to sometimes create sympathy cards, but this order has really challenged me to continue to push through, and has forced me to design some incredibly beautiful cards.  Additionally I am loving finding pieces in my scrap box and putting them together to create something beautiful that I initially hadn't even dreamed up.

Here's the front of the card...


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


Supplies Used

I am actually not able to list supplies used for this card, because I don't own the stamps used and I have no idea what the embossing folder was that was used either.  The Flowers and the Background Embossing was already completed in my scrap box.  I simply adhered a scrap pieces of ribbon that I had tied in a bow and then stamped the sentiment and attached it to the card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  I will be back very soon with more cards for you!  I would love to know what you'd like to see, and some comment love would be amazing too!  Thanks for your continued support!

Birthday Fishes

Hey everyone.  I am back again with another card...I know that I neglected my blog for a couple weeks, but I am back at it for a bit, until May 8th that is.  Ill be having surgery on my carpal tunnel, and won't have use of my right dominant hand for 4-6 weeks :(

I entered this card for the Seize the Birthday Challenge this week.  I didn't play along with the Toppings part of the challenge, but always enjoy the chance to play along.

Anyways... Im here to share another card with you, so lets get back to it.

Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made for my dad's birthday and a card order.  I thought that I would double up and make 2 of these cards.  I had purchased this pattern paper a while back, and if you know me you know that pattern papers are sort of my downfall.  I am totally a sucker for cute pattern papers. I don't even know where I got the paper for this card from, but my boyfriend remembered that it was from Hobby Lobby.  Such great paper, I really do wish that I had purchased more.

The image that I paired it with was perfect too.  I coloured the image first, and then dug out this paper, and I couldn't be happier with how well the coloured image matched that paper.

Here's the front of the card...


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


Here's a close up of the coloured image...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and various other layers on this card
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the buttons on the card front, position the letters, and tie the bows on the card.
Tim Holts Scissors - used to cut the tails in the flags, and trim the twine
Bone Folder - used to help crease and fold the seam of the card
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamp to in assisting the stamping of the image
Glue Dots - used to help attach the buttons to the card fronts
Double Sided Tape - used to help attach the layers of this card onto the card base 
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the main image in
Impression Obsession - Catching Zs - the stamp used as the focal point of this card
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour in the main image
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the die to cut out the main image
MFT Pierced Rectangle Die - used to cut out the main image, and add little pin holes along the edge of the square
Buttons - used to help embellish the card front
Black Letters - used to add a sentiment to this card front
Twine - used to tie the bow and the knot
White Cardstock - used for the card base, and to stamp the main image on 
Green Cardstock -used for the background on the flags for the lettering and to mat the main image (this paper is from my paper stash so I have no link for this product)
Blue Cardstock - used for the mat for the main image and mat (this paper is from my paper stash so I have no link for this product)
Pattern Fish Paper - used for the background on the card base

Thank you so much for stopping by to check and see what I've been working on.  Please leave me some love in the comment section below.

Black and Brown Sympathy

Hey There!  It's me I am back with another card to share with you.  I finished a card order, and it was half Thank You Cards and half Sympathy Cards.  Its often very difficult for me to create Sympathy Cards in the moment, and the person who ordered them realizes how difficult it is to find time to go to the store and pick one out in the moment.  

When I create sympathy cards I like to create something subtle and understated, and in more neutral colours.  I don't want something bright and cheerful as I really want it to mirror the current mood of the occasion for which they are receiving the card.

Additionally it makes me so happy that this card was created out of a lot of scraps

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 various layers of the card front
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the peel offs to the card front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the layers to the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the boarders to the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the main image with
Birch Tree Stamps - used for the main image on the card (unfortunately this image was in my scrap box and already stamped, but its not a stamp that I own so no link is available)
Martha Stewart Scallop/Shell Punch - used to punch the boarder on the paper (product isn't available anymore, so I am unable to locate a link for this)
Stardust Silver Pen - used to add shimmer to the birch trees
Peel Off "With Sympathy" Wording - used for the sentiment on the card front
Black Cardstock - used for various mats on the card front
Egg Shell Cardstock - used to stamp the main image on
Brown Cardstock - used for some of the elements of the card front layout (unfortunately this paper is from my scraps, so I don't have a link for it.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've been working on.  I would love to know what you think, and what you would like to see more of.


See you again very soon!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #10

Hey Everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I am so happy to be back designing alongside this awesome design team.  I unfortunately didn’t design a card for last week’s challenge, as I had hurt my back, so wasn’t doing much card making at all as I found it difficult to sit for long periods of time.
I am however back this week, and really enjoyed the challenge for Christmas Card Challenges and am so blessed to be able to design alongside some incredibly talented women.

It would be so awesome if you would play along with us! 
Here’s this week’s challenge.



When I first saw this photo I knew immediately which stamp I was going to use for this challenge.  The gingerbread house image that I used is one of my most favourite stamps.  
I love how it looks and I love the various possibilities that you have when colouring it.  It looks amazing stamped on kraft paper, it looks so cool with liquid applique on the frosted areas to give it some dimension, and its also a great stamp to pair with some of the other ones in the set to create a beautiful scene.

Here's the front of my card...


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


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base and the pattern paper
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the wording straight on the card front
Exacto Knife - used to help position and place the sprinkles
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the gingerbread house
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamp to for stamping the image
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the gingerbread house, and wording to the card front
Quickie Glue - used to cover the snowy parts on the gingerbread house, and the letters on the card which the glitter stuck to
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the pattern paper to the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the gingerbread house in
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the gingerbread house in
Gamsol - the solution used to smooth the pencil crayon
Blending Stumps - used with the gambol to blend the pencil crayon colour
MFT Sweet Christmas - main image (gingerbread) used for this card
Cuttlebug Machine - used with a die to cut out the sentiment for the card front
Tim Holtz Holiday Words 2 Die - wording die used as the sentiment on the card front
Loose Glitter - used to attach and add shimmer to the sentiment and the frosted parts on the gingerbread house
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to add some dimension and interest to the card front.
White Cardstock - used for the card base and to stamp the image onto, and to cut the wording out of
All Seasons II Pattern Paper - used for the background paper on this card. (This product was available in Hobby Lobby, however I am not able to find it online)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Blue and Purple Birthday

Hey Guys,   I am so sorry that I've been away for so long.  I have been creating up a storm, but apparently I have been neglecting to post my cards here.  

I wanted to share with you this card that I created for a card order that I am working my way through.  The order has a TON of Birthday cards in it...some are specific for 30th Birthdays, while others are generic Birthdays.  

I wanted to work on using up some scraps from my stash so I thought that I would work with the scraps left from my sister's Baby Shower Invitations from almost a year ago.  I loved working with these papers for the invites, and I very much enjoyed working with them again for these Birthday Cards.  As many of you know I just LOVE playing with Stamping Bella stamps!  They make my heart happy, they are so stink'en cute, and I thought that this would be perfect for a card for this order.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side of the card...



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, as well as the strips of paper and the flags
Bone Folder - used to crease and fold the card base
Stamp Press - used to attach the stamp to in aiding the stamping of the image
EK Success Tweezers - used to position the lettering on the flags, as well as the gems onto the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the double sided tape, the tails on the flags, as well as the ends of the ribbon
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the strips of pattern paper, and the image to the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the flags to the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image with 
Stamping Bella Felicity and Briar - stamp used for the main image on this card front
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the image with
Gamsol - used with the blending stumps to smooth the pencil crayons
Blending Stumps - used with the Gamsol to blend the pencil crayons
Cuttle Bug Machine -  used with the dies to cut out the image and the mat
Pierced Rectangle Die - used to cut out the image and the mat for the image
Gems - used to help embellish the card front
Black Letters - used to add the sentiment to the card front (not the exact product, but I linked to something similar)
Ribbon - used to tie it around the card front and for the bow
Crystal Stickles - used to add shimmer to the Bella's outfits
White Cardstock - used for the card base 
Water Colour Cardstock - used to stamp the image onto
Recollection Basic Bolds - pattern papers from Michaels (no link available, but available in Canadian stores)
Pattern Papers - found at Michael's loose stock
Blue Polka Dots - Recollection (Pattern Number Unknown)
Purple Wag Pattern - Recollection 267408

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

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the layers of paper for the background
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ends of the ribbon
Tweezers - used to help position the pearls and the snowflakes on the card front
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamps to for stamping
Exacto Knife - used to cut the pearls apart from one another
Double Sided Tape - used to help attach the gold and the background card stocks to the card base
Foam Adhesive - used to attach the add dimension to the sentiment
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the snowflakes to the card front with
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the snowflakes and the sentiment
Encore Ultimate Ink (Silver) - used to stamp the background polkadots with
Encore Ultimate Ink (Champagne) - used to stamp the polkadots background and the sentiment with
My Favourite Things Sweet Christmas Stamps - used for the sentiment for this card
Bo Bunny Distress Me Out Stamps - used to stamp repeatedly to create the background for this card
C.C. Designs It's Snowing Die - used to cut out some of the snowflakes on this card
Spellbinders Labels Ten Die - used to cut out the sentiment
Paper Smooches Snowflakes - used to cut out some of the snowflakes on this card
Silver Stardust Pen - used to colour in a couple different parts of the sentiment
Pearls - used to help embellish the card, and add to the centres of the snowflakes
Bakers Twine - used to tie around the card base, and to tie the bow
White Cardstock - used for the card base, and the to stamp the background on
Gold Shimmer Cardstock - used for some of the snowflakes and the background mat
Silver Shimmer Cardstock - used to cut out the silver snowflakes with

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 strips and flags on the card front (these are scraps from my stash, so there are no links for these)