Category Archives: Card Samples

Pour Decisions

Wowser, it has been a long time since my last post. It isn’t that I haven’t been doing any crafting, it is simply that there didn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to actually do posts of my projects.

I think I probably made one hundred and fifty Christmas cards this year, between store samples and cards for personal use. Whew! Of course, I insist on making each one of them different, which makes it more time consuming.

Anyway, today I wanted to use a die set that had given me a touch of buyer’s remorse. I was looking at the die and thinking it was going to look quite bland simply cut out. It was clearly going to need some touches to bring it up a notch. Sometimes, when I am doubtful about a die, I just try harder and I think that is what happened with this one.

Helpful to the cause was when I found the “pour” sticker in my Rose All Day collection from Reminisce. It made me laugh as I have begun to hear rumors that people are drinking too much with all the shelter at home Covid restrictions. Might as well talk about it, I say!

Hope you like the card, and perhaps you can relate to it. LOL

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020 day 8 Card # 2

This might be my last card due to time constraints. I do have another idea forming in my head so you never know.

Again a product was the inspiration for my card. The trifold background on the card is provided by a die called Anja’s Gate from Marianne Designs. I had already made four different sample cards for the Scrapendipity store with everything from a forest scene to a Christmas scene using this die, so I thought why not a Coffee scene.

One of the dies slipped a bit and is misaligned. Usually this is enough to send it to the big round file, but I have some things I have to get done and so I used it anyway.

Overall, it turned out well. The back of each of the screens is wide enough to hold a coffee card, so this might become someone’s Christmas present.

Enjoy!

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020 Day 8 #1

Nothing gets card ideas flowing for me like getting a new stamp or die. I always like the challenge of figuring out how to make the new product work with what I already have in my stash. The trend toward slimline cards has opened up a whole new stream of possibilities.

I have gathered a mini collection of over-caffeinated critters from The Rabbit Hole Designs. What can be better than one of these critters on a coffee card? The answer is three on them on a card using the Slimline Basics die set from Mama Elephant. This time the patterned paper is from Stampin Up. and Reminisce’s Coffee and Tea. Stickles, Neon Amplify, Enamel Accents and Trinity stamps Unicorn sequins provided the embellishments.

Have a look:

T Shirt Time

T-Shirts in my closet come in different sizes.  This comes in handy because with the “Stay at Home” thing going on and the constant access to food, I never know which one is going to fit on any given day.  To my surprise, I have found out that Hero Arts Infinity T-Shirt die set is very handy for the same reason.  You just never know what size you need and sometimes you need two sizes on the same card.

I paired these cute T-Shirts up with the Braided Circle Slimline die from Pinkfresh Studios and some Tie dye like paper from Brutus Monroe to create this card.  I couldn’t find a sentiment in my stash that worked so I created one on my Cameo and printed it out. Take a look:

 

 

 

 

My Monthly Hero Kit June 2020

Just a quick post to show a card that I did with the Aurora Borealis stamp that was in the kit.  I admit I had a fear of failure with this one and was afraid to start on it.  In the end, it did turn out well and is much more beautiful in real life than in this picture as it is totally sparkly and has a glow that I can’t seem to capture in photography.

 

A Little Late to the Party

Before I left for the winter in Phoenix, I had ordered the Bee Bundle from Stampin Up.   The bundle was waiting for me when I hastily returned early due to Covid-19.  I can say that the bee designer paper from this bundle,  is my all-time favourite from Stampin Up.

The stamp and die set was sitting in my “New” drawer screaming to come out and play.  I know I am very late to the party as the new 20-21 catalogue is now out, but I still wanted to see what I could do with this set.  The not late to the party part is that I designed a slimline card which is taking cardmaking by storm right now, and I used a brand new slimline wonky stitches die by Trinity stamps.

I had a tough time deciding which of the designer papers to use, so I set about making a second card so that I could use more paper and elements.  It is unusual that I have actually cut into this paper without having a second collection to hoard.

 

Wild Whisper 6 Feet Apart

It was Christmas in the Debbie drawer at work.  I even tried to disguise the bag from myself, when bringing it into my craft room Yes, there was that much.  I didn’t actually realize how much I had ordered when everything was held up due to Covid-19.  Well, it is all arriving now.

One of the most anticipated arrivals was the 6 Feet Apart Collection from Wild Whisper.  This collection is just brimming with great images and clever sentiments.

The idea I had with this card was to make the elements recyclable.  I wanted to be able to make a sample card for the store, but I also wanted these great images for a scrapbook layout later when I document what a wonderful year 2020 was…………NOT!   By putting the elements on a slimline tag from Pinkfresh Studios, I can just cut off the front of the card at a later date and add it to a Covid-19 layout…………..easy peasy.

 

I got Happy Mail

It was a great day in the mailbox yesterday, as I finally received my April Kit from Hero Arts.

I feel like I am very late to the party, but set about making some cards with the kit.  The theme is/was Australia and it has some wonderful stamps and dies to support this.  These cards were all made with an add-on stamp and die set from the Heroscapes line.  I love the realistic look of the beach and ocean.

 

Rediscovering Foiling

I had brought my foiling supplies down to El Mirage, AZ when I dropped off my car in November, so I haven’t been able to do any foiling projects for quite a while.

I love the look of foiling, although the process can be nerve-wracking.   This time, however, the process, for the most part, went smoothly.   I found a relatively new foil plate and a nearly new frame foil plate in my stash that I wanted to use.  I also just got a gorgeous new foiling sentiment die set, designed by Yana Smakula that I wanted to put into action.  This sentiment set is unique in that the sentiment words are basically a single line stroke.  This makes the sentiment so dainty and elegant.

I was pretty happy with the results ( I must have been as I have a whole little bag of sentiments in every foil colour).  Anyway, Take a look.

Miss Your Face

Today I am showcasing a card that I will be teaching at Pueblo El Mirage Resort next Monday.  I recently ordered a card kit from My Favorite Things for the first time.  The theme of the kit is Message in a bottle and it is uber cute.  The word “uber” is top of mind with me right now, as we “Ubered” our way back and forth from our BnB to Creativation. LOL  I think I could really become accustomed to having my own driver.  It was uber convenient for sure.  Ok back to the card.

It is a great kit but the components are also available separately.  It has a stencil to create the background waves.  It has the dies to cut out the shape of the bottle and its’ cork top.  It has a stamp set of messages to go in the bottle and even three flag dies to cut out three messages at a time.  All I had to add from my stash was a few seaweeds from a Hero Arts Kit I have, sequins from Lucie’s Little things, iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia and Sand from Brutus Monroe and ink.  So ok, that is quite a bit from my stash, but I love the result.