Happy Birthday

Hello!

I finally am making time to share a card before the month ends.   My family is on vacation and I just didn’t have the time to post during all the preparation and packing.  We are away for a month escaping the heat and visiting family.

My husband’s birthday was a few months ago and I had made 2 cards for him.  This is the second card also using the clear set Man’s Best Friend (30-120).  As you may know, I adore this set.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  All Penny Black Man's Best Friend (30-120); Springs (30-284); Snippets (30-283) Dies:  Flower Portrait (51-114)  Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009)  Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Green Hills Midtone; Field Greens Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Scoreboard (Martha Stewart); Clear EP (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: All Penny Black Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Sprigs (30-284); Snippets (30-283) Dies: Flower Portrait (51-114) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Green Hills Midtone; Field Greens Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Scoreboard (Martha Stewart); Clear EP (Ranger)

I just love this little dog image and I thought I’d have him run through some “grass”.  I used an image from the Sprigs  (30-284) set which I stamped with various shades of green ink.  I used blue shades of Distress Ink to create the sky.  Taking patterned paper from the Painted Blooms (80-009) collection, I created a frame using the Flower Portrait (51-114) die set.  Finally, I used my scoreboard to create narrow vertical lines on my card panel.

Ths is my favorite of the two.  It just makes me smile.

Hope you enjoy your week.

You Rule!

Hi!

I have another teacher’s card to share.  I made this for my daughter’s 6th grade Language Arts teacher.  He retired this year .  He was well loved among the students including my daughter.  She was so disappointed when she found out knowing her brother won’t experience the “awesomeness” (her words) of his class.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Smarty Pants (Paper Smooches); A Good Apple (Lawn Fawn) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Prismacolor Pencils Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Patterned Paper.

I used two teacher clear sets for htis card:  Smarty Pants (Paper Smooches) and You Rule (Lawn Fun).  The stack of books were masked to make them higher.  I colored and cut the teacher/professor on a separate piece of cardstock and adhered the image on the panel with dimensional foam.  I also added glossy accents on the spectacles for dimension and fun!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Teacher Tags

Hello!

Here are a few more tags that I created to add to end-of-the-year teacher gifts.  In total, my kids distributed gifts to 12 teachers and I just didn’t have enough time to create so many cards.  Tags, to me, are always the solution – easy to mass produce and just simpler.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Robust - uppercase (30-001); Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297); Summer Fun (30-107) Dies: A Pocket Full (51-053) Color Various Pigment Inks - Memento Luxe (Tsukineko); Avery Elle, Adirondack (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Tiny Attacher (Ranger); Corner Chomper - Angle/Cut (WRMK); Small Clothespins (Michaels)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Robust – uppercase (30-001); Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297); Summer Fun (30-107) Dies: A Pocket Full (51-053) Color: Various Pigment Inks – Memento Luxe (Tsukineko); Avery Elle, Adirondack (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Tiny Attacher (Ranger); Corner Chomper – Angle/Cut (WRMK); Small Clothespins (Michaels)

I cut equal size strips of paper and used my Angle/Cut Corner Chomper to create the tags.  I pulled out my favorite alpha set (unfortunately retired), Robust – uppercase (30-001) and stamping “SUMMER” along the side of the tag.  To keep the letters all uniform, I lightly drew a line to where I wanted the top of each stamp aligned. To further assist with my alignment, I laid the tag on graph paper to keep all the letters straight.  In addition, I partially stamped each letter leaving a little of each letter off the tag.

Each letter was stamped with a different pigment ink color.  I tried to keep in happy using “summer” colors.  Once I stamped each letter of “SUMMER”, I heat embossed the word with clear EP.

I then die cut a small banner using a die from A Pocket Full (51-053).  I stamped “happy” with black dye ink from a sentiment found in the Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297) clear set.  To continue the summer theme, I stamped a watermelon image pigment ink from the Summer Fun (30-107).

Once I completed all the tags, I attached each banner to the tag using my Tiny Attacher.  Each tag was attached on a decorated colored gift bag using a small decorative clothespin.

I usually bake teacher’s gifts and this year was no exception.  Each bag included 3 homemade honey buttermilk biscuits with a jar of either honey or preserves.

Love you

Hello!

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.

I’m sharing an anniversary card I made for my husband.  May is SUCH a busy month that our anniversary was on the back of my mind.  I finally came round to thinking about it (the night before) and had to quickly make a card.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Dude (Technique Tuesday) Dies:  Simply Said Love (Avery Elle); Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp) Color:  Copic Markers; Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear EP (Ranger); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Dude (Technique Tuesday) Dies: Simply Said Love (Avery Elle); Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp) Color: Copic Markers; Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear EP (Ranger); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

I’ve had the Avery Elle Simply Said Love die gathering dust in its container for quite sometime.  Time was not my friend so something simple was needed.

On a arcrylic paper card panel, I die cut the sentiment sllightly off-set in the center.  I die cut several times on scrap pieces of cardstock as well as a piece of patterned paper .  I adhered them together with the patterned cut as the first layer.  I added a piece of foam behind my panel and adhered it to my card base.  The die cut was then placed in the negative space of the panel.  I partially stamped a sentiment from Dude by Technique Tuesday.  I also added hearts that I colored and added Glossy Accents.

Pretty simple and my husband loved it.

I’ll be adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Until next time.

 

 

Thank You

Good Morning!

It’s raining (again) here and a good time to share a card with you all!

School is out and I had a created a few thank you cards for my kids’ teachers.  My first card I’ll be sharing uses all Penny Black products.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps  Woodland Friends (30-287); Flower Sparks (30-281) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko)  Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Sequins

SUPPLIES Stamps Woodland Friends (30-287); Flower Sparks (30-281) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Sequins

The card was fairly easy to make.  On my card panel, I stamped and colored the bird image from Woodland Friends (30-287).  I love this clear set – so many cute images.  I then stamped and colored the image again on scrap paper.  I cut the birds out and adhered them over the birds on the panel to add dimension.  I added a bit of shimmer on the birds and added glossy accents to the hearts.  The sentiment from Flower Sparks (30-281) was stamped and embossed with clear EP.  I then finished the card with a few iridescent sequins.

I’ll be sharing a few more teacher related cards shortly.  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Add on:  I am submitting this to the SSS Work it Wednesday May Challenge: Rainbow.

 

 

 

 

 

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hi!

Just a quick post.

I created a birthday tag for my daughter’s friend.  I wanted to make it silly and whimsical for her.  I think she appreciated it!

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Too Hip (Sweet Stamp Shop) Dies:  Pierced Traditional Tag Stax (MFT) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Salty Ocean, Broken China Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger), Clear EP (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Too Hip (Sweet Stamp Shop) Dies: Pierced Traditional Tag Stax (MFT) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Salty Ocean, Broken China Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger), Clear EP (Ranger)

I love this hippo from Sweet Stamp Shop.  I stamped him on a tag using the MFT Pierced Tag Stax.  He was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I stamped the cute mustache with Black Onyx Versafine and embossed with clear EP.  I create a watercolor background using various blue Distress Ink.  The sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed.

School is almost over here.  Just 2 more days!  It’s been a tumultuous year for both my kids in different ways and I’m looking forward to just hanging out and (almost) doing nothing.

Ciao!

 

 

 

Time to Party

Hi!

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend.

I have a birthday card to share with you highlighting Penny Black’s Man’s Best Friend (30-120) clear set.  I love this set!  It has such cute images of dogs.  Perhaps I’m just so fond of them since we have a puppy in the house.

My husband’s birthday was last month and a dog image on his card was fitting.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  All Penny Black Fashion Tweet (30-223); Man's Best Friend (30-120); Party Time (30-049); Dots in Space (40-114) Dies:  All Penny Black Flower Portrait (51-114); Chat Bubbles (51-003) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine; Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other:  Versamark (Tsukineko), Clear EP (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: All Penny Black Fashion Tweet (30-223); Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Party Time (30-049); Dots in Space (40-144) Dies: All Penny Black Flower Portrait (51-114); Chat Bubbles (51-003) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine; Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Versamark (Tsukineko), Clear EP (Ranger)

I created this card fairlly “quickly”.  To create the background, I stamped and clear embossed Dots in Space (40-144) on my card panel.  I then die cut Flower Portrait (51-114) at the top center of the panel.  I  cut Flower Portrait two more times and adhered just the frame one on top of the other.  The top layer was from a previous card here.

On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped, colored and fussy cut my dog image.  This cute critter was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  On the card base, I strategically centered and stamped the cityscape from Fashion Tweet (30-233) where my panel window would be mounted.  The panel was adhered on my card base with dimensional foam.  I then added the frame onto the panel.  I slid the dog image behind the panel and adhered with more dimensional foam.  Finally I added a sentiment from Party Time (30-049) on one of the Chat Bubbles (51-003) die set.