Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Handmade Flowers and Stamp Simply Birthday Blessings

Hello! I enjoyed making up a birthday card using The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's clear stamp set 




Love this set...it stamps up so crisp and pretty! I used Versafine Onyx Black ink...my favorite for sentiment stamping.





Here's the inside sentiment:


I also had a blast making the flowers on the card front using Spellbinder's "Cinch and Go Flower" dies!  (designed by the talented Becca Feeken!) So fun, with pretty results! Let me tell you about it...

I began by die cutting a bunch of the blossom layers using regular white coffee filters. I wanted to create a tissue type petal and what could be easier than what almost all have in their kitchen cupboards!  I then watercolored the layers using my watercolor crayons, brush and water. I was not particular in painting as I wanted to achieve a distressed look.



After allowing the petals to dry, I began with flower production. I used Pearl Stamens by Marion Smith Designs.  You can also get glittery and colorful stamens...see all HERE. I used a bit of Tombow Multi Mono Glue in making the blossoms. After they were complete, I used a Copic Sketch marker to add an additional color detail to the edges of some of the petals.

My shabby bow is made with an Original Bow Easy and seam binding ribbon. The colors used are: Melon, Tangerine, Cameo Beige, Baby Pink, and Rose Petal. You can see a tutorial to make this bow HERE.  There is also a border of Venise Lucia Lace peeking out from behind the flowery accent.

All is layered upon a background of Kaisercraft's "Ma Cherie." Love this paper pad...simply gorgeous. My photos here do not do it justice...the butterflies are covered in a clear sheen and my bow and flowers match much better "in real life!"

I had fun making this one. I'm looking forward to making more flowers--using the Cinch and Go die set makes it VERY easy!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Snowy Sparkle Valentine


A quick, sparkly and hot pink Valentine design today...



Valentine's Day still finds snow on the ground at our home town...
Why not add an extra snowy sparkle for your Valentine!

This card is made with American Craft's Heidi Swapp Glitter paper...gorgeous stuff! It's thinner than regular cardstock, but the glitter is firmly in place...it doesn't make a mess when using it. 
It cuts like a dream with dies.

I used Spellbinders Create a Flake Six snowflake dies--cut one from glitter paper and one from white cardstock -- and glued the two together with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. The snowflake is mounted on a hot pink and white glitter paper background using Thermoweb 3D Foams Strips and embellished with a May Art's Adhesive Sequin Heart. 

So easy, quick and mailable!  All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sweet Ballerina Valentine

Here is a fun Valentine or birthday card for young lady using American Craft "Valentine" decorator paper...



You can see the prints in the pad here...
I used some of the softest pink patterns in my design.




 I love, love, LOVE Spellbinder's A Gilded Life "Tiny Dancers" dies...like many girls, I wanted to be a ballerina when I was young. These dies bring back memories of constantly drawing pictures and trying to fashion ballerinas from paper. And a note: these dies are not all that tiny...this one is 6 inches tall!


Special touches on my ballerina: I cut two ballerinas out and glued them together for sturdiness. I then made a lacy skirt for my ballerina by running a gathering stitch on the top of the May Art 1 1/2" Crochet Lace ribbon, then tying the gathered ribbon onto the die cut and securing behind. A small rose cut from May Art's 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes along with a bow of May Art's 1/8" Silk ribbon completes the ballerina's outfit as well as borders the decorator paper background. 

The ballerina is then layered over a Spellbinder Classic Heart die cut with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips. MME Lost and Found Record It Enamel dots add the final touch. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Happy 90th Birthday!

I wishing the happiest of birthday's to my dear Mother in Law...
she is turning 90 years old this week!

Here's her birthday card for this year:




I knew immediately that I wanted to use my new set of birthday stamps from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...Stamp Simply Clear Birthday Blessings. What a great set of sentiments that you can design both the front and inside of your card around...here's a look at the complete set:




LOVE THE CLASSY FONTS in the Stamp Simply sets!



I began by creating a base with Kaisercraft's "Provincial" decorator paper...such a pretty pad with gorgeous prints! I added a border of May Art's 1/8" Velvet Ribbon and May Art's 1/2" Loop Trim for interest; then stamped my sentiment onto white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and die cut it with a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangle die (only Spellbinder Classic Long Rectangles left in store). Two white Melissa Frances pearls decorate the opposite corners of the sentiment panel. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips pop the panel up for dimension.

The Kaisercraft paper on the base has a shiny finish...it is a bit difficult to see it in the pics above. I wanted to make my butterfly accents glossy as well, so I used a butterfly from the Chapel Road's cling "Butterfly Angle" set; stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic colored and hand trimmed it; covered it with Versamark Watermark ink, then heat embossed it with Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel UTEEThey are very glossy IRL.

You can find all of the linked product at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.   Have a great remainder to your week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Crate Paper Hello Love Grandkiddo Valentines


Getting ready to send my grandkid's Valentines through the mail...

Crate Paper's "Hello Love" decorator paper was perfect for both our Little Man and Little Miss' cards for this year!



First up: design for Little Man. Loving the arrow pattern from the pad...I decided to go with that "manly" theme...after all, our Little Man has certainly played Cupid with our hearts!

I used Spellbinder's Classic Heart dies for both of the card designs. Spellbinder's Inspire "Shoot" arrow dies fits the theme perfectly. 

The sentiment is from JustRite's Small Cling "Doily One" stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The enamel dots are My Mind's Eye "Memorable I'm With." 

My second design with "Hello Love..."


Love, love, LOVE the patterns in this pad. The colors are so pretty too...perfect for our pretty little princess!

I popped up the Spellbinder Classic Heart diecut with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips over the decorator paper base. I then used Spellbinder Shapeabilities "Wreath" die to cut the wreath shape (glued to the heart with Sakura's Quickie Glue pen); added Kaisercraft Sparklet Rhinestone Clusters Heart bling. 

A sentiment from JustRite Small Cling "Doily Two" stamp set is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then cut out with Spellbinder's Shapeabilities "Back to Basics Tags." It was then tied off with a piece of May Art's Burlap String.

Can't forget the lovely border of May Art's 5/8" Adhesive Rosette ribbon...so lovely and self sticks!!! It also comes in white, ivory, pink, and red colors. Gorgeous!

Both of these cards are fairly mail-able. Just make sure that you glue the bling down firmly if you plan to send it to little kiddles (or have Mommy remove all together before playing with).

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Here are my little Valentines:

Baking with Grandpa

Busy Building


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Old Fashioned Heart Valentine


I love heart shaped Valentines...I think my love for such harks back to elementary school when I received a beautiful heart shaped Valentine...the prettiest Valentine in the entire class!

If you have followed my blog, you already know of my love for Spellbinder's Classic Heart dies...I have added some "oldie, but goodies" pics below; but first let us talk about the new design above.

I began by using the Spellbinder's Classic Heart largest die, then cut a cream cardstock heart for the base of the design. I used the same size die and one smalled with Kaisercraft's "Ma Cherie" designer paper (gorgeous pad!) to cover the basic cardstock heart base. 


The "ruffle" around the heart is made with Melissa Frances Vintage Neutral Crepe Paper.

A May Art's 1.25" Silk Ribbon bow made with an Original Bow Easy, and Prima "Say it in Crystals Hello Pastel" bling adds the final touch. You can write your loving sentiment on the back of the heart.

If you are loving the pink background, it's Tim Holtz 12 x 12" Color Core cardstock.

All linked supplies come from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Make certain that you check out the remainder of Valentine Week over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog. The design team has come up with tons of inspiration for you! Also, Sharon still has blog candy available on her blog for the Season's Giving 2016 Blog Hop!

Now, as promised--additional past designs featuring the Spellbinder Classic Heart dies:












Thanks for stopping by and have a 
wonderful week!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sparkle Scene


Here's a sparkly scene for you featuring one of my favorite Penny Black stamps..."Snow Dust." 


You can see the sparkle better in this closeup picture.

I stamped the image onto Wild Rose Studio's "Painted Poinsettia" decorator paper with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I then used a Sakuri Quickie Glue penStampendous Ultra Fine Translucent Glitter and MME Record It Heirloom Enamel Dots to add some "sugar," and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips add dimension to the layered design.

A ribbon border of May Art's Metallic String with one of the enamel dots acts as the final touch to this design.

All linked supplies are from 

Thanks so very much for stopping by! My hope is that you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your family and loved ones!