I drank way too many Diet Dr. Peppers late tonight (well last night actually) and am still wide awake. As I sat at my desk rummaging through the things I still hadn’t gotten put away I came across this black ribbon and electric blue lace. It inspired me to whip up a card and I’ve decided to mail this card to my oldest daughter in one of my nifty DIY bubble envelopes. It’s really rather simple, but I’m sure she’ll love it all the same!
A2 Card Base (mine is Core’dinations)
1 41/8 by 53/8 (use solid color)
1 4 by 51/4 mat designer paper mat (mine is K & Company)
Lace (Joann’s — 1.99 for 4 yards)
Adhesive (hot glue, foam dots, ATG)
Spellbinders Beaded Ovals, Small and Large Classic Ovals
Manual die cutting machine (mine is the Grand Calibur)
Ink (I used Memento)
Verve Stamps (New Mercies)
Heat fix bling
Hot fix tool (or I-Rock)
String of pearls
Ok…ready set go…adhere your solid colored mat to your card base and set aside. Hot glue your lace to your ribbon then affix to your patterned paper mat and hot glue your string of pearls. Using the manual die cutting machine of your choice cut the largest beaded oval die in your card base color, cut the largest of your two ovals using the same color as your solid mat, and finally cut the smaller of your ovals on a light piece of cardstock (I used white) for maximum clarity with your sentiment. This sentiment comes from the New Mercies set by Verve and is perfect for my daughter who is struggling to wait upon the Lord for the deepest desires of her heart. I hope it will encourage her and brighten her day both.
Next I matted the larger of the plain ovals to the beaded oval using homemade foam dots, stamped my sentiment, adhered it to the oval with my ATG and then used more foam dots to pop it up off the card a bit. I was originally oriented this card vertically, but liked the horizontal look better and re-did it. Once my beaded oval was adhered to my card base I placed heat set bling to the center of each bead on my oval and really love how doing so gave this project some extra pizzazz.
Be sure to head over to Verve where all stamps are 20% off through the 4th! When you place your order, tell Katrina and Julee I sent you!
Man I can’t even tell you how much I miss having the internet at home…
It is a royal pain sometimes to have to go somewhere to blog, but it is what it is for the time being so enough about that.
One of the most amazing mommies I know is my little sister. For Mother’s Day this year, my Mom, Lil Sis and I all got together for brunch at my place. Missing from the party goers were my sister-in-law and brother’s girlfriend, but a good time was had anyway. I made both my mom and my sister a card for Mother’s Day, but I didn’t take a “blog worthy” photo of my mom’s. Inquiring minds…or eyes actually…can see it on my Facebook fan page.
This was the card I made for Lil Sis. Her favorite colors are pink and the sentiment is really quite perfect. It’s from Verve.
The card is 6 x 6 and was made with papers and ribbons in my stash. I have no idea who the vendors are. The die cut shape is one of the label options from Spellbinders and I tied the bow using my hideously ugly bow board. The bling in the corners are heat fix gems.
I have dreamed about a card I want to make for days. Hopefully I can get it created and blog it soon! Until next time!
Let me first start by saying that if you hate this project, you can blame my girl Ildi The Craftin Mama! She and I text on a regular basis and I share a lot of things with her that I don’t share anywhere else. She loves everything I do. No really…you can ask her yourself she really does. Whenever I send a picture to her phone, she always raves about it. Even if it’s not something that I love. The project I’m sharing with you in this post is such a project. I’m not sure I really LOVE anything about it…I don’t typically use the color scheme shown here (I think black and yellow might need to be reserved just for bees), I don’t usually make cards that are this big, and I am really not too excited about the bow. But…since I took the time to drive to the library and wait patiently for internet access, I’m going to share it with you.
I was telling Ildi how I hadn’t started any of my Craft-It-Forward projects yet because I wanted them be really awesome and lately I’ve been in a funk and creating only what I had to. This is when she told me that she thinks everything I do is awesome. Instead of saying thank you like I should have, I simply stated a fact not too many of you know…I pretty much don’t share anything on this blog that I don’t personally LOVE. I’m gonna work on sharing things I’m not crazy about more often…if for no other reason than just for my girl Ildi.
6 x 12 sheet of paper for card base, score at 6 inches and fold
One solid colored mat measuring 5.75 square
One patterened paper mat measuring 5.5 square
Ribbon (from my stash)
Die cuts (I used Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 or 3 and Sunflower)
Stamps (these came from Verve but I don’t remember the set)
Hideously Ugly Bow Board
Adhesive (ATG and foam dots)
Want2Scrap bling for fancy tags
Once you have your supplies, you simply put it all together. Easy Pease Lemon Squeazy. Speaking of lemon…the stack I used for patterned paper is from Lemon Flower from DCWV. The card base is Core’dinations and as are the rest of the black/gray pieces. The solid yellow is from Colorbok. What do you think…should I try this color scheme again sometime?
If you know anything about me, you know that Verve Stamps are my all time favorite brand of stamps. I love the way they smell, the way they stamp, the incredibly beautiful word art, their customer service and well pretty much everything. They have a special weekly challenge on Monday’s called Mojo Monday where everyone is invited to play along. The first week of the month there are even prizes too! This week’s sketch is:
I decided to use this sketch in a very non-traditional way (usually sketch participants make a card) and create another thing for my daughter’s auction. Here’s my result:
The sentiment is from the Happiness Found set. I think it’s the perfect phrase for this project, don’t you? This is an 8 x 10 canvas I painted blue, then added the black ribbon, the background paper is from K & Company and I adhered that to my canvas with mod podge after the paint dried. I sealed it with a watered down layer of mod podge and let it dry overnight. The scalloped circles come from Spellbinders and are one of their Grands sets, the smaller blinged out circle is Spellbinders Picot Circles. The butterfly is from Spellbinders too but I forget which set. The bling I used are hot fix gems, and the solid paper is from my stash. If you see shimmer in the paper, it is DCWV and I have no idea who makes the other.
Stay tuned to this space as I have a lot more projects on deck…a baby boy mini, a set of cards, and LOTS more! We have to raise over $100 so the more the merrier I suppose right?
SOLD!” shouts the auctioneer, right? I don’t know because the only auctions I’ve been to are the silent type. Our church does an annual silent auction to help our girls raise money for Girls Camp. Translate “Mom gets enlisted to make all kinds of crafty stuff”. Yep, tis that time. April 20th is auction night and man do I have my work cut out for me. My darling Ranga has requested several different toilet paper roll albums, some homemade cards, and pretty much a little of all the crafty things I do to give to the auction. She even said she’d help make it…her help to date has been one coat of paint on one set of album cores. YIKES!
So, with the newest school session I’m in the most amazing thing has happened…I learned that waiting until the last-minute isn’t always the best way to go after all. I’ve been able to work ahead and complete my course assignments in advance which makes for a lot less stress and lots of free time on weekends. YAY! This past weekend I worked on this:
One of the requested albums was a baby girl brag book. Here are the interior pages (be sure to click on them to view them larger):
I have a lot of design elements that can’t be photographed and so I might do a video later on to show off this album. The stamps used are Verve and one from Fiskars. Embellishments all came from my stash, paper is K & Company and DCWV plus other random paper from my stash. Ink is Versafine of course (the best for stamping) and then tulle (lots of tulle) was used to decorate the binder rings used to close it. Adhesive was score tape and glue gun.
I apologize for how “quiet” I’ve been lately, but you might be glad for that when you see everything I post between now and the 20th! Till next time!