Saturday, March 21, 2020

Seminarian Easter Cards

Hello all, this is just a quick post to share all the Easter cards I made for the Seminarians from our diocese as well as the ladies who are going to become nuns.  The sad thing is that now with the COVID-19 closures,  most seminary colleges are closed so I don't have addresses for those young men at home. I will see what else I can do to get these to them!
On to the card...or should I say 26 cards! The patterned paper is from DCWV Gilded Stack.  The cross stamp was from Hobby Lobby years ago and I water colored it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The "crown of thorns" was a rose die cut that I simply cut in one place to slip over the corner of the cross panel.  The kraft paper was stamped with a sentiment and two dots of Pearl Pen were added.
What have you been up to lately? Work as usual? My kids are at home so I am in home school mode (plus an active toddler!) So my paper crafting time has been nil.  I did, however,  decide to make the time to make some fabric face masks as I am a nurse an know that with the shortages worldwide of surgical face masks, if a person/facility cannot get any of those, a fabric mask is better than nothing. My first task is to get some made for my husband's aunt who is undergoing chemotherapy right now so she can wear something while she is out and about!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

90th Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday post for the SumMore Fun blog!  This time, I have a feminine 90th birthday card to share with you.  The stamp set I used on this card is Raisin Boat Springtime Love.
I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and created a subtle lace background on it with a GMD flower petal collage stencil and Soft Lavender ink.  I also wrapped purple crinkled seam binding around that panel in the area I wanted to add the 90 heart.  The heart was stamped from the Springtime Love stamp set with Charcoal ink.  I then cut it out with my Brother Scan N Cut and watercolored the leaves in with Parisian Purple ink.  The 90 was simply cut out from silver vinyl with my Scan N Cut and placed onto the heart.  I added the heart with foam tape.  The sentiment was also from the Springtime Love stamp set and was stamped with Charcoal ink.  The final embellishment was Silver Pearl Pen. I tried a different technique to apply it this time by adding it to a scrap paper, then dipping different sized styluses into that and touching it to my card.  The white cardstock panel was matted with charcoal and purple cardstocks onto the card base.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

A Dozen Spring Cards

Hello all! Just looking at the papers in DCWV's new Happy Spring stack (available at Joann) make ME so happy! I wanted to spread that happiness to others by making several cards from that stack to send out to others...12 cards to be exact!

I am a member of the Card Kindness Project group on Facebook and sending cards to others is what we do!  If you are interested, head on over there to request to join.  I kept these cards super simple, letting the gorgeous spring papers do all the talking.  I ended up using part of all of 6 sheets of papers from the Happy Spring stack to make these.
All of these cards have a focal point of beautiful sayings that were pre-printed in the stack except for the one that you see below that says "welcome spring".  That one was the remaining 3x4" saying that I didn't think fit the occasion I was going for with these cards, so I simply flipped it over, stamped on the patterned back, fussy cut some flowers from the other scraps and I think it turned out lovely!  it may even be my favorite of the bunch...
Here is a closer look at the rest of the cards.  I used the GMD scalloped rectangle die for the bottom patterned paper layer, ATG and foam tape as well as solid gray cardstock to matte the sayings.
If you haven't seen the DCWV Happy Spring stack flip through video I made, here it is!  I know you will love the cheerful prints as much as I do.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Trendy Bakers Twine~Layout in Purples

Hello all!  Today I am posting for the Trendy Twine blog.  This time I have a scrapbook layout to share.  While this layout isn't flashy or bright or elaborate, it is one of my favorites because a little bit of my heart is on this page.  The photo on it is of my precious baby girl during her "newborn" photo shoot in 2018 (From Tomorrow On Photography).  It is the most perfect picture of her and it holds such a special place in my heart.  I guess that is the reason we scrapbook, right?! To preserve those memories!
First up, I started with papers from DCWV's Lilac Love stack and one piece from DCWV's Silver Leaf stack.  I decided on the placement of the elements on the page and thought the simple title "Love" would be perfect.  That was cut from vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo.  I knew I wanted to make the picture pop as the focal point, so I outlined the tan photo mat with Grape Fizz Trendy Twine using Lineco Adhesive in a precision tip bottle.
I knew I wanted to add some sparkle to the page, so I used Grape Fizz Sequins, plus white and silver gems to add some visual interest.
Last, but not least, I added a duo of tag-its.  One of my favorite things to do is to layer a darker color under the lighter one so the top tag really pops!  The supplies I used for this one include: Lavender Tag-ItGrape Tag-It, Krazy for Kraft Trendy Page Dot, Grape Fizz Trendy Twine, Documenting the Everyday stamp set, Charcoal ink, flower die and gems.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cherry Blossom Cards

Hello and welcome to another SumMore Fun Wednesday!  I don't know about you, but I definitely have spring fever!  These cards use the exact same stamp sets that I used for last week's card, the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom and No Loss For Words stamp sets.  I was having so much fun with this layout, I created 4 cards with the same style.

Here is a close up of one of the cards.  I will describe the process I followed to create these cards.  First of all, I used a sharp scissors to snip apart the large stamp from the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom set.  I isolated the blossoms from the greenery so I could stamp the colors separately.  I laid the stamps out where I wanted them on the cardstock panel and placed it in my stamp platform.  I removed the flower stamps then only stamped the green areas with Olive ink.  I did that 4 times for all the cards before removing the greenery stamps and adding the flowers to the stamp platform.  For the flowers, I covered them with the lighter ink and stamped.  Then I added the darker ink just around the edges of the flowers and re-stamped creating the two-tone effect.
At the bottom of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the No Loss For Words set in black ink.  Then I wrapped Trendy Twine around the white area, also adding a bow.  The final touch was a few enamel dots.  I then added the stamped panel to a scalloped rectangle die cut in a coordinating color before adding it all to the card base.
The specific supplies I used for these cards are as follows:


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Friday, March 06, 2020

70th Anniversary Card

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a 70th wedding anniversary card that I recently made for our neighbors.  70 years of marriage definitely deserves a very special card, so I went with LOTS of sparkle and shine.
The papers were from The Paper Studio's Glam Glitter paper pad. I'll admit, I should not have used it with the intricate GMD Lacey Edged Rectangle die.  The plastic-y inner layer did NOT want to cut with that die at all, but I tediously made it work. I also used a GMD Lacey Lattice Heart die. The 70 was designed in my SCAL4 software using the Imperial BT font. I sized the glitter numbers 2.143" wide
The Happy Anniversary stamp looks very light in the pictures but it was a bit darker in person.  It was stamped with Sugar Cookie ink.  I embellished with a few dots of Pearl White Pearl Pen in the corners.  The best part was the recipient taking the time to thank me for this card when I saw her last week!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Rainbow Floral Happy Birthday Card

Hello and welcome back to another Wednesday post for SumMore Fun!  I don't know about you, but I definitely have spring fever and have been making lots of bright and spring themed projects lately.  This card uses the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom and No Loss For Words stamp sets.
The other necessary tool to create this card was a stamp platform.  I cut a piece of cardstock and found the middle, then positioned the floral stamp just to one side of the center line.  As you can see, I alternated the direction of the stamp...but really, all I did was flip the paper end for end each time I stamped.  Very simple with a stamp platform!  The colors of inks I used include: Confetti Pink, Orange Spice, Daffodil, Succulent, Mermaid, Mardi Gras plus Black was used for the sentiment which was from the RB No Loss For Words stamp set.  I matted the floral panel with black cardstock, added a few sequins and the card was done!
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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Bee-lieving In You Card

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a card that I created for my oldest son when he was going to participate in the school spelling bee earlier this year.  This happens to be the 6th consecutive year that he has been top speller in his grade and has been able to be in the all school bee!  What can I say, spelling is his THING!
This card was created using a file from SnapDragon Snippets called Bee bee-lieving in you round 6x6 card.  I used white and black cardstock as well as prints from DCWV's Watercolor Garden stack <3  The black thin lines, like the bee, words, and honeycomb lines at the top of the card were actually vinyl.  I love using vinyl for thin or intricate cuts because they always cut cleanly and already have adhesive on them.  The only embellishment I used was 6 brads. 
My son was able to get first place at the school bee and will go on to the Midwest Spelling Bee at the end of the month.  I'll be making him another card for that, so stay tuned!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, March 02, 2020

DCWV March Stackaholic Challenge

Hello all!  DCWV has a brand new stackaholic challenge for the month of March!  I was blessed to be able to create an inspiration piece for it this month.
The card I made was entirely comprised of papers from the DCWV Get It Girl stack which is brand new at Joann's now.  I love the florals, colors, and sayings within that stack!  Additional products used on this card include: CC stitched circle die, CC scalloped stitched circle die, crinkled seam binding, enamel dots, foam tape, and ATG.
Here is the sketch that you need to follow to enter the challenge this month.  As you can see, I took a bit of creative license with it and didn't follow it exactly, but close enough that you could tell that it was my inspiration.  To find more details, stop by the DCWV Facebook page. Send a photo of your creations (made primarily with DCWV papers and prints) to by 11:59pm on March 15th.
If you haven't seen my flip through of the DCWV Get It Girl stack, you can see it here:

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!