Friday, February 20, 2015

Celebrate the Good Times

Today I want to share this fun card I put together. I love the sentiments in the Good Times stamp set from Mama Elephant and decided to pair the 'Celebrate the Good Times' sentiment with a record player file I created. I diecut each piece several times and layered them to add dimension to my card. I heat embossed the sentiment using Ranger white embossing powder.


To make the record I used the We R Memory Keepers circle dies and then adhered it to a circle of black fun foam also cut using the same circle dies.


Supplies:
Mama Elephant Good Times Stamp Set
We R Memory Keepers Circle Dies
Ranger Seafoam White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Bazzill Swimming Pool Cardstock
The Paper Company Warm Steel Metallic Cardstock
Black and White Cardstock
1/8 inch Circle Punch



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Card and Tags

Happy Valentine's Day! I have a couple projects to share with you today. I made a couple of sets of tags. This first set uses dies and stamps from My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp to create pocket tags. I started by die cutting several white tags using a My Favorite Things Pierced Tag die. To make the curved edge I used a circle die to cut off the top half of the tags and then adhered the bottom portion to a tag to form a pocket. 
 

I decided to add small notebooks to my tags. To make the notebooks I used the My Favorite Things Notebook Edge die to cut two red pieces for the front and back covers and several white pages for inside the notebooks. I simply stapled them together with red staples, but there are many ways you could put them together.

 
To decorate the front of each tag I used the Simon Says Stamp Quite the Pear stamp set and dies. I stamped each image with Memento ink and colored them using Copics. I kept it simple and didn't spend a lot of time coloring each image, but I think they turned out ok. I cut the images out using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive. I finished each one by stamping a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set.



 
For the second set of tags I decided to use the leftover die cut pieces as tag toppers.
 

I added some bags between the tag pieces and filled them with some conversation heart confetti I had leftover from another project. You could add any small treats you would like to fill the bags. To make the confetti I die cut a bunch of small hearts using the small heart from the Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces: Fox Die Collection from white, pink, orange, green, and purple cardstocks. I stamped the small sentiments from the Papertrey Ink Friendship Jars Spring Fillers stamp set on the hearts in Raspberry Fizz Ink.


I decorated the tag toppers using the same stamp set and steps as the pocket tags.


 
Valentine Treat Tag Set Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp Quite the Pear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Just a Love Note Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Pear Images Dies
My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge Die
My Favorite Things Die-namics Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Dies
Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces: Fox Die Collection
Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Spring Fillers Stamp Set
Quickutz Nesting Circles Dies
McGill Small Heart Punch
Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Uniball White Pen
Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Canvas Corp White Mini Bags
Copic Markers
     Pear- YG03, BG72, and E37
     Gumball Machine- B05, Y06, G07, R29, and YR04
     Toad- YG03 and 0 Colorless Blender
Gray and Black Sharpies
Red, White, Orange, Green, Pink, and Purple Cardstocks
Googly Eyes
Red Staples
Foam Adhesive
 
I also have a simple shaker card to share with you today. I used the My Favorite Things Candy Jar dies to make the shaker portion of the card. The jar die comes in two pieces- the jar and the lid are separate pieces. I used a partial die cutting technique so that only the center portion of the jar was cut from shaker panel using the jar die. I die cut several additional lids and jars in pink cardstock and adhered them together for a bit of dimension.
 

Behind the shaker panel I added a striped embossed panel to add a bit of texture. To make the panel I used my scoring board to score and emboss the paper every 1/8 inch to create the stripes.

 
I filled the shaker portion with clear seed beads and conversation heart confetti I made using the small heart from the Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces: Fox Die Collection from white, pink, and purple cardstocks. I stamped the small sentiments from the Papertrey Ink Friendship Jars Spring Fillers stamp set on the hearts in Raspberry Fizz Ink.

 
Valentine Card Supplies:
My Favorite Things Die-namics Candy Jars Dies
Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces: Fox Die Collection
Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Spring Fillers Stamp Set
Hero Arts Valentine Sayings Stamp Set
VersaMagic Pixie Dust Ink
Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz Ink
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Clear Seed Beads
Clear Acetate
White, Pink, and Purple Cardstocks
Foam Adhesive

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sending Love

I'm back today with a couple of fun Valentine's cards. I started with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Love die to make the main panel of my card. I wanted to add a bit of dimension to my cards so I used my scoring board to score the top and bottom of the letters and then 1/4 inch above and below the words. (Although I scored 1/4 inch above and below the words, you can score any length you would like to use. If I made more of these cards I would probably go with an 1/8 inch.) After you fold along all of the score lines the word LOVE really stands out and adds dimension to your card.
  
                               
For the red version of my card I die cut the word SENDING using the Simon Says Stamp Sending die. I die cut the larger hearts using the Simon Says Stamp Large Heart die set and the smaller hearts were punched with an older punch from my stash and then adhered them with foam adhesive for added dimension.

 
I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to add a bit of shimmer to the hearts and words.
 
 
 
For the pink version of my card I die cut the word YOU using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Love and Adore You dies and then followed all the same steps as the red card to finish it.
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back with another Valentine's project this week.

Love Card Supplies:
My Favorite Things Die-namics Love Die
My Favorite Things Die-namics Love and Adore You Dies
Simon Says Stamp Sending Die
Simon Says Large Heart Die Set
Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Small Heart Punch
Recollections Pink and Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Foam Adhesive