Thursday, June 30, 2011

Are you looking?

I just love this digital stamp from Mo Manning. I love the way the little girl has one eye open to see if anyone is paying attention to her sulking!

This was a pretty simple card to make. After printing and coloring the image I cut and embossed it with a Nestabilities labels 4 die and before removing it from the die I used chalk around the edge. Using the same die I traced around the outside edge onto the turquoise. card stock and cut it out with scissors. Behind the image is a Shapeabilities fancy tags. I also used a Martha Stewart edge punch and a Cuttlebug folder.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bella Rose

These are some cards that I did for Dutch Paper Crafts that I haven't been able to show you until now. The stamps are from the Bella Rose collection by Heartfelt Creations.

 I stamped the image and then stamped the large rose and colored them and then cut the rose out with the matching die and raised it with dimensional tape.

This is another of the stamps I had to work with. After stamping and coloring the image I cut it out by hand. The sentiment is hung from the trellis with a piece of twine.

I love this image! It is one of the images from the Bella Rose  Pre-cut set that co-ordinates with the Dies.

This is another stamp in the collection that also has a co-ordinating die. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder before using the die to cut out the image. To see more about these stamps and die and to purchase at a great price go HERE

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sweet Peas

This is the card that I couldn't upload earlier. It is made entirely with Spellbinders dies. Nestabilities  petite scalloped circles, classic circles and labels 13 and Shapabilities fancy tags. The stamp is from Sweet Pea, a clear set from Flourishes.

Blogger problem

There is a problem with blogger right now. I cannot upload my pictures to my blog. Just when I have a card to share!  will keep trying and as soon as the problem is fixed I will be sharing again.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Flip and Mirror

I called this card flip and mirror because that is what I did with the positive parts of the die. The DP I used is from a 6"x6" pad from Prisma called Fairy Flora. I love this paper! The die I used is from Marianne Designs Creatables Frames and Swirls LR0116. The die I used under the butterfly is the Spellbinders Shapabilities Fleur De Lis. The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp colored with Prismacolor pencils and coverd with glitter.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Antique Rose and Tutorial

For this card I used Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set Vintage Floral.  As you can see I punched a corner inside the border. I had seen this on another blog but couldn't figure out how to do it to save my soul! While surfing yesterday I found directions on a Dutch blog but the translation wasn't very clear. After finally figuring it out I thought I would write a tutorial on how to do it. You can download the tutorial HERE in PDF format. It will work with all the regular size Punch Around the Page sets the have a defined corner. I haven't tried it with the deep punches though.

The punched panel is raised with dimensional tape and a frame made with scalloped circle and plain circle Nesties is also raised.The rest is die cut with Marinanne Designs Creatables.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A different angel

This was a pretty simple card to make using a digi of an angel and Spellbinders Shapabilities Fleur De Lis pendant dies. Each die was cut in pink and white and then before gluing together I moved the white over to the right and down slightly to make a pink shadow.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I made this card for a challenge on my Yahoo Group Card Camp. The challenge was to make a center step card. If you would like to join a fun and friendly group of card makers we would love to have you!

The image is a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts dies

I have been busy behind the scenes working on cards for Dutch Paper Crafts but I am unable to show them to you yet. I do have some I made earlier that I can show you using Lifestyle Crafts , formally Quickcutz, dies.

 Lifestyle Crafts Blossoms  #DC 0073

Lifestyle Crafts Spray  #DC 0075

Lifestyle Crafts Bloom  #DC0074

Lifestyle Crafts Petals  # DC0076 and Leaves # DC0077
 If you would like any of these dies Darlene has them at a great discounted price on her blog but when they are gone she cannot get any more.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Book box card

As I was blog hopping I came across a book box card and wanted to try it. Unfortunately the excellent directions were in metric measurements and as I needed to use my score board which isn't metric I had to figure out how to do it in inches!

I will give you the measurements I used but for metric and for the directions I am sending you to the Sassy Scrapper blog.
These are the measurements I used for an A2 card (5.5" x 4.25")
For the folds cut 2 pieces 9" x 5.5" and 2 pieces 9" x 4" from cardstock and score at .75" intervals
For the cover Cut one piece 9.25" x 5.5" and score at 4.25" and 5.5"

I made my cover with white CS and then used aqua CS and DP on the front, back and inside. On the front I cut 2 white rectangles, used a Cuttlebug folder on one piece and then used a die (Heartfelt Creations HCD711)on the top piece and raised it with dimensional tape, The butterflies are Martha Stewart punches covered with glitter.

On the left inside of the card I stamped the sentiment, Let Your Dreams Take Flight, with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on a panel cut with a Marianne Designs Creatables die. Inside the box I used the positive part of the die I used on the front with the same butterflies and glued them between different  folds of the book.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Swap

This is a card I made for a Wedding/Anniversary swap on my Yahoo Group Card Camp. The recipient has received it so I can show it to you.

 I used a Martha Stewart punch and various Marianne Design Creatables.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pretty Peel Offs

This is a sample card I  made for Dutch Paper Crafts using peel off stickers. You can find the stickers HERE

I used both the positive and negative of the stickers on this card. The stickers come in a strip. To get the frame effect cut 4 pieces the size you wanted your frame to be then on a cutting mat lay the stickers down using the markings on the mat to keep them square, overlapping at the corners. With a craft knife and ruler cut from the inside to the outside corner at all four corners and then removed the excess. The stickers peel off the mat easily and I assembled the frame on the cardstock.

To pick up a negative flower from the sticker sheet  used a piece of Scotch 'invisible' tape (not the shiny kind as it is too sticky) Burnish the sticker with your finger to make sure that the tape is stuck to all the pieces and then transfer the pieces to your cardstock burnishing to get the pieces to stick and remove the tape.
I used a sentiment from Just Rite Forever Friends set stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.