Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy As A Clam Card

Hello all!  Today I have a CAS card to share with you.  The stamps used on this card are from Gina Marie Designs' Beach stamp set.
I stamped on a panel that I had die cut with a GMD stitched rectangle die.  For the yellow shell, I used my stamp positioning tool and Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, and Wild Honey.  For the green shell, I used DI's in Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, and Mowed Lawn.
To embellish, I used Limeade Trendy Twine and GMD Citrus Twist enamel dots.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Snowflake Warm Hearts Card

Good Monday Morning!  I am on the SVG Attic blog today with this wintery card.
 I created it using the Snowflake Cutaway Two-Fold A7 card from SnapDragon Snippets.  It was a very straight forward card to assemble.  The papers I used were from Craft Smith's Ice Crystals stack and DCWV's Glitzy Glitter stack.  I tied the card shut with Totally White Trendy Twine.
 The sentiment was cut with dark brown vinyl.  I love cutting sentiments out of vinyl because it always cuts flawlessly and the adhesive is already on the back!  Since transfer tape is used, no worries about spacing either :)
 Here is a look at the card all opened up.  I embellished the snowflake with White Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Adhesives used include ATG and Lineco Adhesive in a precision tip bottle.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Welcome all to the Unity blog hop!  Instructions and the blog hop order are at the bottom of this post.  Without further ado, here is the card I created.
The stamps I used are from the Unity KOM May 2013 called Totally & Utterly Amazing.  I have used that set so many times!!  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  The patterned papers are from Craft Smith's Rooftop Garden paper pad.  The oval die is from eBay and the rectangle one is from the GMD Loopy Rectangle Die set.  The only embellishment was white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Follow the blog hop and comment for a chance to win a Unity prize package!

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I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Just Be You Card

 Happy Friday!  We have made it through another week.  Whew!  Today I am sharing a card that I made...just because.  I rarely do that, create just to create.  It felt great!  I was inspired by the DCWV Watercolor Garden stack.  I love the bright colors and fun prints it contains.
Additional products used include GMD stitched rectangle die, Sunny Studio hexagon dies, MME The Sweetest Thing Honey "Happiness" stamps, Ranger Java Bean ink, and gold thread.  Adhesives used are foam tape, ATG and Lineco Adhesive in a precision tip bottle

Here is the sketch I followed from DCWV's Facebook page:
If you want to join in the fun, submissions are due by midnight on January 16th.  Create a card using the above sketch and DCWV papers, then email a photo to meganl@americancrafts.com.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Celebrate Banner Card

Happy Thursday!  I have a card to share with you that uses papers from SN@P pages that I was given last fall.  Since I don't have a SN@P binder, I wanted to make use of it in a different way.  I had another card using these pages in Monday's blog post.
 This time, I adhered a small section of black floral paper at the top of the banner paper.  I die cut those with a GMD wonky stitched rectangle die, then wrapped and tied Bumblebee Trendy Twine around where they met.  I kept it simple, adding only a sentiment and matte enamel dots at the bottom and layering the main panel with yellow and kraft cardstock.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Toile Birthday Cards

Good morning!  Today is my day to post on the SumMore Fun blog. The cards I am sharing with you use stamps from Raisin Boat's All In Toile stamp set.  In fact, I used all but two of the stamps in that set on each card!
I used white cardstock to stamp on and positioned the Toile stamps on my stamp positioning tool to make duplication and stamp quality easy.  The first color I went with was red.  Then I decided I wanted to create a fun purple, and last a traditional blue toile.
I also used my stamp positioning tool for the sentiment.  That stamp is also from the All In Toile stamp set.  I added pieces of silver doily and a narrow strip of black cardstock between the two stamped areas.
The embellishments I used include black Nuvo Crystal Drops and Trendy Twine in Berry, Grape Fizz, and In The Navy.  The white cardstock layer was matted with black and a cardstock that matched the ink color.
Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it.  Just try or use something new.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Floral Thank You Card

Hello all!  I have a card to share with you that uses papers from SN@P pages.  I was given a set of these at a crop I went to last fall, but since I don't have a SN@P binder, I wanted to make use of it in a different way.
I adhered the black and yellow floral layers together, die cutting them with my GMD stitched rectangle die.  I tied crinkled seam binding around the top, added a banner, and used a new stamp/die combo I recently got on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  Inks used for the stamping were VersaFine Onyx Black and Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, January 5, 2018

SumMore Fun Mood Board #19

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at the SumMore Fun blog with a new mood board (you can see it at the bottom of this post). Here is what I created for inspiration!
 I tried a new technique called water stamping on this card.  I used stamps from SumMore Fun's Raisin Boat Curly Cute stamp set.  The background was created by blending Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers (I love those bright colors!)  I added the circular stamps in my stamp platform, spritzed them with water, then stamped them onto my blended paper letting them set for a minute before lifting the lid.  I even used the back (solid surface) of two of the circle stamps to make lighter filled circles on the paper.
The sentiment was stamped from the same set with VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed with clear powder.  The only embellishments were Black, Morning Dew, and White Nuvo Crystal Drops.  The white and crystal drops took on some of the color from the Distress Oxide inks they were on.

This is the mood board for the current challenge:
That's right!  Just try something, anything new!  Head on over to the SumMore Fun blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s.  We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Trendy Bakers Twine ~ Ice Skate Treat Bags

Hello all and happy Thursday!   I am sharing these sweet treat bags I created on the Trendy Twine blog today.
Winter is most definitely upon us, so I started with Biggie Glassine Envelopes that look frosty.  I embossed them with a snowflake embossing folder and filled them with yummy Puppy Chow.
The topper was made with patterned paper, washi tape, and a sentiment from the APB Let it Snow stamp set.  I added die cut ice skates that I had laced with Tickled With Teal Trendy Twine and tied them together, gluing it to the topper.  The finishing touch was two matching enamel dots.


Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:




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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mermaid Hair Don't Care

 Good morning!  Today I am sharing a fun mermaid themed card with you!
I started by blending Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, and Faded Jeans onto Canson XL watercolor paper.  
 I die cut the outside with a GMD stitched rectangle die.  I also centered a smaller rectangle and die cut the center out of the paper.  On that small area, I stamped a GMD Mermaid Words Stamp with VersaFine Onyx Black.  I die cut the outer rectangle area into strips with GMD stitched cloud border dies.  I inked the edges of those cuts with Black Soot Distress Ink.
 I created the shaker with acetate and a frame created by using GMD stitched rectangle dies and a GMD scalloped stitched rectangle die.  The outer area is popped up with foam tape.  I used several different sequins inside the shaker.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

GIU Week Winners!!

First of all, I want to thank you all for supporting me during my Growing in Unity week last week!  I was blown away by all of the kind and uplifting comments on all of my posts.  As you know, there are two lucky commenters who will each receive 25 random Unity stamps.  So without further ado, here are the names I chose using Random.org.
Winner #1
Michaela

Winner #2
Dorothy Green

Congratulations!!  Please send me an email with your mailing address so I can forward it on to the generous ladies at Unity.  Simply click on the "Contact Me" tab at the top of my blog to email me :)  Please contact me by 1-10-18 to claim your prizes.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Good Monday Morning!  Happy New Year!  I am on the SVG Attic blog today with this fun interactive card.
 I created this card using the SnapDragon SnippetsNew Year Ball Drop card file.  2018 is part of the updated years file.  The papers I used are from DCWV's All Dressed Up and Glitzy Glitter stacks as well as solid colored Recollections cardstock.  I love that the ball can move up and down on the strip of paper!
 Embellishments include Bubblegum Taffy Trendy Twine, rhinestones, and Wink Of Stella.  Adhesives used include ATG and Lineco Adhesive in a precision tip bottle.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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