Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tiled Thank You

My design reflects inspiration from the tile work in Tajikistan; I loved seeing buildings and monuments covered in tile during our stay in Dushanbe. Mosaics design seems to be very popular here in Swaziland and South Africa as well.


I began by using Spellbinders "Grateful Lattice" die and cut a panel of plain cream cardstock. Spellbinder Basic Lattice and Fancy Lattice are other options to create this type background. 

I used the same die and cut two panels of two different cardstocks from Kaisercraft's "Curiosity" decorator paper. The sheets that I used from the Curiosity pack had a clear embossed print on them, adding some extra interest. 

After gluing the cream die cut onto a cream cardbase, I glued individual pieces of the decorator paper cut outs into the open spots of the lattice grid. You can use a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen or the small end of the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

A Spellbinder Die D-Lites "Sentiments 6" die cut was adhered to the base of the card with pieces of a Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip. Three Kaisercraft Sparklets add the finishing touch.

A fairly quick design to put together, with a bit of "wow" factor for the recipient. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I appreciate you stopping by for a peek! Thank you!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Love You Little One

Grandbabies...what a joy! We are so thrilled with our two: 
18 month old Little Man and 4 month old Little Miss!

Since we live so very far from these two precious little ones, I've decided to try to make it a priority to send them little reminders 
of how much we love them. They both are pretty small yet, but hopefully within a few months or a year, they will be excited to receive an envelope to open from Grandpa and Grandma 
from the mail.


Both cards are made using JustRite's clear Samantha Walker "Buntings and Banners" stamp set and custom dies. I began by stamping the sentiment directly onto the background using Versafine Onyx Black ink



Both designs were made using Carta Bella's decorator paper in Baby Mine Boy and Baby Mine Girl.  This paper has fabulous patterns with rich colors. I have it in the larger 12" x 12" size as well, and am gearing up to use it to make the little ones banners for the little ones' nurseries.



The difference in the two cards are accents...our Little Man is very interested and notices things immediately...I didn't want to add anything that he could easily peel off and put in his mouth. I used the dies from the banner set to make a couple of paper buttons, then used May Art's Bakers Twine to accent one.

Our Little Miss is still quite young and won't be handling her card, so I added a border of May Art's 1/4" Crochet Lace and some Lost and Found Record It! Heirloom Enamel Dots.

To note: I used Sakura's Quickie Glue Pen on both cards to glue the banners on and 1/4" Scor Tape to tape on the lacy border. I also wanted to mention that since I am mailing these overseas, I wanted to make certain that they were fairly flat and a regular size to avoid additional postage.

All of the supplies used today are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

I would really encourage you to check out the sale at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store on the JustRite Samantha Walker stamps and dies; they're all on sale now for 50% off! The stamps and dies used today can be purchased separately or as a  BUNDLED SET. Her sets have so many useful sentiments that can be mixed and matched for so many occasions!

Have a great Wednesday and rest of your week! Thanks so very much for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happiness is...


I wanted to show you this fun set from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...JustRite's clear "Ornate Happiness Squares."


What a great collection of sentiments, plus the beautiful frames to add that extra special touch!

I decided to use the "Happiness is..." sentiment; perfect for a wedding or card to a loved one. Versafine Onyx black ink was used to stamp the crisp clear verse. A Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip was used to add a bit of dimension and lift to the sentiment panel. 

The paper that I've used is from Kaisercraft's Something Blue decorator pad. I layered up the background using a die cut from Little B's Pennant die set. 

A bit of sparkle to finish it off? Kaisercraft's Sparklet in Ebony.

All of the linked supplies today are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Check out the sale on JustRite Samantha Walker stamps and dies for the Ornate Happiness Squares (Samantha Walker stamp line and dies HERE) on sale 50% off.

Have a great week...hope that the weather is feeling more springlike! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Here's the Scoop!


A scoop of vanilla? Just for you Sharon!

My card today features JustRite Stamper's clear "The Scoop Vintage Labels Four" stamp set (on sale now!) This is a fun set with a couple of different cones, as well as two different sweet treat labels and numerous sentiments...easy to color too!

I stamped the cone with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with my Copic Sketch Markers. I hand trimmed it, then mounted it with a couple of pieces of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips onto a Spellbinder Classic Oval die cut. The white oval was then layered onto a scalloped oval die cut, see similar HERE.

The background paper is Graphic 45's "A Time to Flourish 6 x 6" Patterns and Solids decorator paper. You can find all of the A Time to Flourish product HERE. Love this line...I haven't broken into my favorite pad yet...hoarding...it is just too beautiful to cut! I stamped the sentiment directly onto the background using my favorite sentiment ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

A May Art's black Twill Ribbon accent finalizes the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great remainder to your week!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Welcome Spring!


Spring is just around the corner...! Well, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway...

Our weather here has turned a bit cooler and the days shorter...winter is working it's way into our climate. I still long for Spring at home--thinking of all of our family and friends with the melting snow, mud, first sign of robins...

My design today uses JustRite's "Welcome Spring" clear stamp set...fun to color! I stamped the bunny and frame image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with my Copic Sketch markers. I hand trimmed it, but there are dies available for this set as you can see in the link above. A couple of Prima Say it in Crystals in "Aquamarine" adds some springtime sparkle.

The background decorator paper is from Kaisercraft's Something Blue 6.5 x 6.5" pad. A bit of burlap adds some texture and interest;
and a May Art's 1.25" Silk ribbon bow tops the tag.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Stamp some Spring into your week! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Silk and Butterfly


Quick and easy design today...silk ribbon takes center stage!

I began with a background decorator paper print from Graphic 45's "Time to Flourish" 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids pad.  You can find all of the Time to Flourish collection HERE. This pattern is a fun design...it says it all! No need for a sentiment here!

A May Art's 1.25" Silk Ribbon bow is made using an Original Bow Easy-- I wrapped the ribbon around the Bow Easy twice, making the loops a bit fuller with the intent to mimic the butterfly shape.

The butterfly die cut is a Spellbinder Die-D-Lite in "Flutters." The die set has two nice sized butterflies-- the one shown, and a solid embossed edged type. A couple of self stick Kaisercraft Rhinestones finishes the design.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!