Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Thinking of You


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! Today I'm sharing a fun card made with the Pretty Little Studio Grateful Heart Collection! I love the fun mix of color - especially the purple hues. This collection is listed under "Autumn" but I think it's pretty enough to use all year round!
This card starts with a background of zig zag print paper. I love the 8" papers because when I cut the sheet in half I have enough to cover two A2 size cards and some spare panels for layering.
I toped the panel with a pretty All The Feels frame with plaid paper inside. I adhered a pretty Floral Centerpiece with adhesive foam tape to the frame for dimension and a Taste of Home row of hearts die cuts along the top.
The center of the frame is open for a sentiment of your choice. I also added a bitty sentiment sticker along the bottom of the card.
I hope you find some time to make today! It's a great way to relieve stress and bring you peace.



Friday, May 27, 2022

Beautiful Butterflies


Have you seen any butterflies yet this year? I haven't! But I'm keeping my eyes open! Now that flowers are in bloom they can't be far behind right?

Today I'm sharing some Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies. My card starts with a Heart Vines die cut from white card stock and adhered to a white card base. This adds texture like embossing to the card base.

Next I topped the panel with three panels from the Storybook 2 die. I inked the panels with Distress Ink in shades that would coordinate with the butterflies.

I stamped a sentiment from Everyday Greetings on one of the panels and adhered the butterflies with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. A sprinkle of pretty pearls is the finishing touch.

I'm linking up at Try it on Tuesday where they're looking for projects with Butterflies!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings, Beautiful Butterflies
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies, Heart Vines, Storybook 2
Pearls | Pretty Pink Posh Flamingo, Blue Sky, Creamsicle

PPP= Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Everyday Greetings
Everyday Greetings

PPP | SSS
Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Butterflies

PPP | SSS
Beautiful Butterflies Die
Beautiful Butterflies Die

PPP | SSS
Heart Vines
Heart Vines

PPP | SSS
Storybook 2
Storybook 2

PPP
Flamingo Pearls
Flamingo Pearls

PPP | SSS
Blue Sky Pearls
Blue Sky Pearls

PPP | SSS
Creamsicle
Creamsicle

PPP | SSS

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Floral Cake Pop Up Easel

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and you'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!
I'm typically drawn to the inspiration photo.. this time I spy lots of colorful plates topped with pretty confections. You can spin this into a project featuring sweets, plates and cups, rainbow colors.. or if you're not loving the photo you can play along with the sketch. If you're really clever you can FUSE them together and mix elements of the sketch and inspiration photo.

I saw all those sweets and thought of CAKE of course. This is the new Poppystamps Floral Cake Pop Up Easel die. This is a more expensive die set, but it's got LOTS of dies. It includes the cake shaped easel die of course, but you can use the cake, florals, leaves and candles separately if you like too.
Because the inspiration photo had so many colors I thought I'd tot the cake with just about as many! I cut lots of flowers using lots of cardstock scraps. Once they were assembled and adhered to the card I added some pretty gems to their centers.
I cut the candle from white cardstock and colored the flame with Copic markers. Inside the card I added a gold hot foil sentiment and a few bitty florals leaving room for a note and a signature.
Here you can see how the card stands by itself - perfect for display from the proud recipient!
Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see how you interpret the inspiration photo OR the sketch. Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and make new friends! I'm always inspired by the team as well as the linked up designs!




This card fits in a 4.25 x 5.5" without the candle on top. The candle on my card is removable and can be tucked behind the flower on top.

Dies | Poppystamps Floral Cake Pop Up Easel
Foil | Poppystamps Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil
Gems | Memory Box Fairy Jewels

Poppy = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
 

Floral Cake Pop Up Easel
Floral Cake Pop Up Easel

POPPY | SSS
Birthday Wishes Poe Script Foil
Birthday Wishes Poe Script Foil

POPPY | SSS
Fairy Jewels
Fairy Jewels

SSS

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Simple Stories America The Beautiful

The beginning of the summer season for me always kicks off with Memorial Day. It’s the weekend folks here in the Midwest open their pools and celebrate graduations because school’s out and summer is in!
Living in a small town in Indiana our patriotism runs strong. You’ll find American flags hanging from street lights and on front porches. There will be home town celebrations and parades and don’t forget the fireworks!
I only used the 12” America The Beautiful Collection Kit and a pack of enamel dots from the Vintage Seas collection to make these six cards. I always start by cutting apart the 3x4” journaling cards apart. Next I cut the remaining papers into 6x6” square. This makes for a more manageable stack of papers and I can flip half and see front and back.
I only used the 12” America The Beautiful Collection Kit and a pack of enamel dots from the Vintage Seas collection to make these six cards. I always start by cutting apart the 3x4” journaling cards apart. Next I cut the remaining papers into 6x6” square. This makes for a more manageable stack of papers and I can flip half and see front and back.
I remove the stickers from the 12” sheet included in the kit and apply baby powder to their sticky side. This allows me to arrange the images before committing and adhering them in place.
Journaling cards make great focal points. By adding a few stickers and adhering them with adhesive foam tape adds dimension and gives your cards a fussy look.
Celebrate the USA and your summer events with the Simple Stories patriotic America the Beautiful Collection.



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5”
America The Beautiful Collection Kit
Vintage Seas Enamel Dots

SS = Simple Stores
SCB = Scrapbook Dot Com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
CH = A Cherry On Top

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America The Beautiful
America The Beautiful
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SS | SCB | SSS | CH
Vintage Seas Enamel Dots
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SS | SCB | CH

The World is Full of Magical Things

Have you seen the new Pretty Little Studio Wildflower Collection? It's just gorgeous! Just as the name implies it's loaded with beautiful floral images, butterflies and buzzy bees!
The collection is a celebration of Spring. You'll love the soft colors and pretty prints. I love that this collection also includes separate ledger and accent papers to coordinate with the busier prints.
I topped a journaling card with some roses and foliage. The flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape while the leaves are flat on the card base. This adds dimension to the card and gives it a rich look. The sentiment is adhered over the florals.
I added a double die cut border along the left edge and carefully placed bees to visit the flowers. A bitty sticker sentiment is added along the top of the card and a sprinkle of sequins adds some shine.

What a great reminder to stop and smell the roses and to appreciate the little things that you might normally take for granted.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Wildflowers
Journaling | Bloom 3x4"
Die Cuts | Garden Blooms | Garden Scallop Borders | Joy Word
Sticker | Spring Words | White
Sequins | Lovely Lavender

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

My Creative Scrapbook May 2022 Main Kit

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! If you're looking for a great way to treat yourself I hope you consider trying a subscription to the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit of the Month. They select the pattern paper and lots of coordinating supplies and deliver it straight to your front door so all you have to focus on is MAKING! Every month they have several kits to choose from.. their Main Kit, LE - Limited Edition, Creative Kit and Album Kit - so you can choose what's right for you!
I'm sharing three cards made with the April Main Kit. It's loaded with pretty papers from Paige Evans "Splendid" Collection, some chipboard frames, stickers, foam sentiments and wood veneer images.

I'm smitten with the rainbow colors and positive sentiments that you'll find throughout the collection - they're sure to have you smiling!

You'll find beautiful florals, birds, fresh citrus, crafty elements (sewing machine, buttons etc.) a typewriter, and even a yummy birthday cake easy for creating birthday, crafty and inspirational cards! And if you're not a card maker you'll like documenting special events on scrapbook pages.

Did you notice the GOLD throughout the collection? It's on the stickers and chipboard. The little hearts are easy to sprinkle everywhere.
It really is a treat receiving a card kit in the mail. I love being surprised every month and the convenience of not having to leave the house. I'm receiving premium quality products from names I'm familiar with. The only things I've added to my cards are the card bases, solid cardstock matts, adhesives and colored envelopes.
One of the best perks of this club kit is the ideas you'll get for making with your kit. My Creative Scrapbook has a complete design team with varied styles to inspire you. If you're looking for ideas after you receive the kit.. there's an entire gallery of project ideas on the My Creative Scrapbook website so you'll always be inspired! I made EIGHT cards with this kit and you'll find the projects posted in their gallery!

I invite you to join one of their monthly scrapbook kit clubs and experience the possibilities our coordinated kits offer. With plenty of innovative materials and ideas to jump start your imagination, preserving your memories and making cards will be effortless and enjoyable.




All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
My Creative Scrapbook May 2022 Kit
Paige Evans Splendid 12" Collection
Splendid 12" Chipboard
Splendid Thickers This and That