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Cosmo Cricut contest

Hello, again!

Saw a posting for a contest from Cosmo Cricut so I thought I would enter.

The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricut.

Solid paper is Bazzill

Stamps, ink, jewelry punch and twine are from Stampin UP!

Scallop punch from Ek

Daisy border punch from Martha Stewart

Daisy embossing folder from Cuttlebug

Pink ribbon from Michaels

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Bridal Shower Mini Album

This is the most ambitious project I have done (although stayed tuned for a future entry).  My sister-in-law is getting married (you may remember I recently posted the invitations I made for her) and I decided to make an album of her bridal shower for her.  I am not a scrapbooker.  Cards are what I spend most of my time working on.  That being said – I really had fun putting this together!  It took a long time but I want to make another one.

Materials:

1)Shaped chipboard album (can’t remember who it’s by)

2)Cricut

3)Gypsy Font, Lyrical letters, Home decor, Plantin Schoolbook and Sweet Treats cartridges

4)Stampin’ UP Stamps, punches, inks, paper and pearls

5)K & Co Best of Barbara Walton paper, Bazzil Bling paper, My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection, Making Memories Je t’adore collection, open stock paper, Bo Bunny Double Dot

Front Cover:

Invitation Page:

This next page is entered into the Peachy Keen stamps challenge.

Picture of the Bride goes here:

Picture of the Maid of Honor:

The Bride and her Mom:

The Bride and her Sisters-in-law:

A close up of the page:

Pictures of the Brides nieces’ and step daughter:

Close up:

I thought this paper was perfect for listing the attendees of the shower and maybe the gift they gave:

This will have a group picture:

Random pictures from the party:

Close ups of the page:

Another random party pic page:

Close ups:

Back cover and close up:

Fire truck birthday card

Hello!  I made a boy (or girl, if she likes fire trucks!) birthday card following this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.

I used Stampin Up Good Neighbors stamp set for the houses, trees and sentiment.  The fire truck is a digital stamp from Waltzing Mouse that you can find in the Help for Katie donation set (see the side bar for info).  I colored the truck using Copics and hand cut the road.

Thanks for stopping by!

Candy

Wedding Invitations

Wow! I know I haven’t posted in a looonngg time.  First, it was out of town for Thanksgiving.  Then it was 24 people over for Christmas.  Next, time off from work, kids home from school and New Years.  Finally, back to work with a new boss and a ton of stuff that tells me some people don’t know how to leave work behind!  🙂 

Anyway, I haven’t been totally neglectful of my craft time.  My sister-in-law got engaged and asked me to do her wedding invitations!  What an honor!  There was, however, a short turn around time – she is getting married in March.  That is what I am posting for you today. 

The invite part of the invitation consists of 3 layers.  The back layer  (4.25″ x 6.25″) was run through the cuttlebug using a flower embossing folder.  The middle layer was vellum cut at the same size.  The ink was still wet on the vellum after running it through the printer so I used clear embossing powder to give the words a little dimension.  The final layer was made using a border punch.  Then I punched two holes using my Stampin Up punch and put the ribbon through.

The reception card was the easiest to do.  I was able to get 6 on an 8.5″ x 11″ paper.  Then I used Waltzing Mouse Frame it square stamp to give a border.  Finally, I cut them into squares.  Easy Peasy!

The reception card was a bit harder.  I bought the cards with envelopes so I had to make sure the printing was where I wanted it to be.  Then I stamped it with the Waltzing Mouse Frame It rectangle stamp.

The final touch was to stamp each of the envelpoes (RSVP, Invite, and Mailer) with a Stampin Up flower stamp (Teeny Tiny Wishes) that coordinated with the flowers on the embossing folder.

See you soon!

Candy

Butterfly sympathy card

Wow!  The holidays have kept me from my crafting – I am in withdrawal mode!  I finally found an excuse because my husband’s hairdresser’s father died and he needed a sympathy card to give her.  

I used the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week as my jumping off point.

I used Because I Care hostess set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, God’s Blessings, Butterfly punch, solid paper and inks from Stampin Up.  The Squares were cut using Spellbinders dies.  The paper is from The Best of Barb Walton.  After stamping the flower images in Concord Grape ink I colored them in with Copic markers.  After they were colored I inked the flowers with versamark ink and embossed the images with sparkle powder.  The butterfly was made by punching the image in Concord Grape and the patterned paper. Then I applied the versamark ink to the top layer of the butterfly and embossed again with the sparkle powder.  The doily is a Martha Stewart punch.

 

Purple Music card

As I mentioned in my previous post, it is my sisters birthdays this month.  My middle sister is very different from my youngest sister and myself (not always in a bad way ;)).  She loves purple and white (a holdover from sorority life) and she is more modern in her tastes than I am.  So coming up with an appropriate card design could have been challenging.  Thankfully, Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge came to my rescue. 

I thought this unique design would be perfect.  Of course, I used purple and white (Stampin Up Concord Grape paper and ink).  I decided to use the WM Musical Backgrounds stamps.  First, I stamped the grape paper with the musical bars in coordinating ink. Then I used the treble clef and bass clef to make a random design on the white paper with the grape ink.  Next, I cut off a corner and layered it over the concord grape so the music bars are visible.  The tag was made using Nesties fancy tags.  After being stamped with a Stampin Up tiny sentiment, I sponged over the tag with the concord ink and added a little bling (what girl doesn’t like bling).  Then I tied some embroidery floss around it on one side, and popped it up.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking, your comments are always appreciated.

Candy

Bountiful Basket

Both of my “little” sisters birthdays are this month, right after Thanksgiving.  I decided to use the Stamping 411 sketch this week as my template for my youngest sister’s card.

I used patterned paper and colored paper from K and i.  Ink and markers from Stampin Up and Copic.  Stamps from Waltzing Mouse and Inkadinkado.  Ribbon from JoAnn’s and the diecuts are Nesties.

Hope you like it.  I was very productive yesterday so I will be back with more soon.

Thanks for stopping by, comments are always appreciated!

Candy

Fall Birthday card

Well, I know I haven’t posted in while.  I have had a lack of mojo due to major stress at work.  However, things are looking up. 

It is my brother-in-law’s birthday on Sunday.  I have the worst time making masculine cards, so I wasn’t really looking forward to it.  Plus, most of my stamps seem flowery or just not guy-ish.  I have a pick up truck stamp making its way to me but I wanted to get this done ASAP.  Anyway, I used the Stamping 411 sketch (minus the bow).

First, I cuttlebugged my blue paper with the swirls folder.  Then I used a Unity tree stamp; which I inked in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink, embossed with clear powder and cut out.  Using a little leaf stamp from the Waltzing Mouse Bountiful Baskets set and the chocolate Chip ink again, I made a background pattern on the base card.  Using the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the same set, I stamped it onto a cut out from a Spellbinders Nestie.  Next, I attached the Nestie cut out to the blue paper, then added a little white rectangle over it. Finally, I attach the whole thing to the base card. 

Using the same wee leaf stamp, I added a few to the tree and colored them.   Using my versamark pen I “wrote” over the leaves and then embossed them with clear powder.  I added the tree to the card using dimensionals.  Then, I stamped and colored several more leaves.  Next, I added Gold Stickles to the leaves and covered them with Glossy Accents.  Since it is a card for a man, I decided on no ribbon.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Candy

Wedding Card

Stamping 411 has a sketch challenge this week.

I used the wedding cake and garland from Stampin Up’s Blissful Bride stamp set.  As well as, the Waltzing Mouse Vintage Labels #14 set that corresponds with the Spellbinders die cut set. 

First, I stamped the cake in Rich Razzleberry and colored the flowers with Copics.  Then, using the Spellbinders Labels #14, I cut out the cake and also cut out a solid colored piece in a larger size.  Next, using the Versamark champagne stamp pad, I inked the entire cake cut out and covered it in sparkle embossing powder (it’s hard to see in the photos, but very sparkly in person).  After that, using the Waltzing Mouse scroll border, I stamped over the embossing powder.  It gave a really interesting effect.  Finally, I adhered the cake cut out to the solid, larger cut out.

For the card, I cut an 8.5×11 piece of white card stock in half lengthwise, giving me a 4.25×5.5 card.  Next, I stamped the garland in Rich Razzleberry, four times on the card.  Since the garland doesn’t run the full length of the page, I had a slight overlap in the middle.  But since the shaped label was going to cover it, it was ok if they didn’t match perfectly. 🙂  Using my EK scallop border punch, I punched the bottom edge of the card.

Using dimentionals, I popped up the label a bit on the center of the card.  I attached the ribbon to the card before adhering the label, but tied it once the label was on.   The final touch was to color my gemstones with a Copic marker that was close in color to Rich Razzleberry.

I hope you like it.  It’s my first time entering the Stamp 411 challenge. 

I appreciate all your comments and feedback!

Candy

Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card using the sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.  I used Antique Linen to ink up my new text it stamps for the background. Then I used my Vintage label #4 stamps for the outline. The flowers are from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Unity. Finally, I tied a ribbon around the card and sewed a button on (I was afraid the button would fall off if I used adhesive).
It’s simple, but I don’t feel you want a lot of fluff and bling on this type of card.
Thanks for looking!
Candy

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