Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wishing you a Spy-tacular Birthday

Today I want to share a fun birthday card using Papertrey Ink's Secret Agent stamp set and dies. I started with a kraft cardstock base and used the Tim Holtz Tab dies to turn it into a file folder. I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to add the embossed lines to the bottom of the file folder.


I wanted the outside of the card to look like a file folder so I kept it super simple only adding a couple of stamped images from the set.


Here is a look at the inside of the card. I had a lot of fun combining all the stamps and dies from this set.


For the left side of the card I started with the My Favorite Things Notebook die to create the notebook page as my background and dressed up the bottom of the page with stamps from the Secret Agent stamp set. I then added the secret agent holding the magnifying glass with a secret message.



For the right side of the card I started by making an additional tabbed page from kraft cardstock and stamped a birthday sentiment with Hero Arts Latte ink.


I then made a magnifying glass to help reveal the secret message on the left side of the card. I wanted the magnifying glass to be held in place rather than float around the inside of the card so I used the Basic Grey Notch Tool to create two small tabs that can keep the magnifying glass in place.


Supplies: 
Papertrey Ink Secret Agent Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Secret Agent Die
Tim Holtz Tab Dies
My Favorite Things Notebook Die
We R Memory Keepers Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Hero Arts Latte Ink
Memento Red Ink
Basic Grey Notch Tool
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Tim Holtz Mini Clips
Recollections Kraft and Brown Cardstock
Cream Cardstock

Friday, July 10, 2015

You Rock- Happy Birthday

I have been making quite a few cards lately, many that will be sent to my nieces and nephews for their birthdays. Today I want to share a shaker card I made for one of my nieces. To make the guitar I started with an acoustic guitar file from the Silhouette store and then resized and cropped it to fit my card front.


I used black cardstock for my card base and shimmer cardstocks for all of the guitar pieces. I love all the sparkle it adds to the card.


The circle pieces were already a part of the guitar so it was easy to add this shaker window to my card.


I decided to add my sentiment to the inside of the card and used the Papertrey Ink Boy Basices: Rock On Stamp Set. I used Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment and and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder from Ranger.


Supplies:
Papertrey Ink Boy Basics: Rock On Stamp Set
Acoustic Guitar- Lisa Norris Silhouette Design
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Celebrate It Mini Silver Confetti Stars
The Paper Company Warm Steel Metallic Cardstock
Neenah Pink Metallic Cardstock
Colorbok Dark Pink Pearlescent Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Clear Acetate Sheet
Foam Adhesive

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