Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Birthday Blessings

 I want to wish our dear daughter in law a HAPPY BIRTHDAY--filled with blessings! We love you Jamie!

I wanted to use Stamp Simply's clear "Birthday Blessings" stamp set...the font is so beautiful, and the sentiments are mix and can say exactly what you want!

The decorator paper used in this design is Wild Rose's Studio's "Poet's Kitchen." Lovely patterns in this pad!

The pretty wreath is Spellbinder's "Wreath" die...I dressed up the little white blossoms with Kaisercraft Rhinestones. A Seam Binding bow (or 1/2" Wrinkled Ribbon!) adds the final touch.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, May 12, 2017


I had some fun playing with new products while making an exchange card for the stamping group that I belong to...

The challenge for the exchange was to use a Stampin' Up neutral color...I choose Stampin' Up's "Crumb Cake" cardstock.  I began by running a panel of the crumb cake through my paper crimper. After crimping, Dina Wakely Media Gesso was brushed onto the crimped surface and the edges of the panel, distressed.

I wrapped May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Print-Plain ribbon around the panel, then taped it to the card base. A sentiment made up of Tim Holtz "Chitchat" self adhesive word stickers was sponged with a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Walnut Stain ink, then placed on the background.

The tea cup was die cut out of the crumbcake cardstock using Tim Holtz' Tea Time Bigz die. I stamped the cup with JustRite's Lace Background stamp and Tim Holtz Faded Denim Distress Oxide ink (along with a bit of the Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain) then wet a part of it to activate the oxidizing process. What a fabulous, matte finish!  The tea bag is strung with a piece of May Art's Burlap String and finished with a tiny punched heart. 

TomBow Mono Multi Glue and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used to glue it all together.

I hope that you enjoyed my project for today! I look forward to using the Distress Oxide inks much more in the future!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vintage Lattice and Lace

 Having fun with some lace today...this design would be perfect for Mother's Day, a birthday, or wedding! 
I plan to use it for a has a nice amount of bling, 
yet will not be too difficult to mail.

I began by die cutting a piece of kraft cardstock with Spellbinder's "Grateful Lattice" die. I then brushed a bit of Dina Wakely Studio Media Gesso on the lattice to brighten it a bit as well as add a distressed look. 

After the gesso dried on the lattice, I glued it to a piece of Kaisercraft's "Always and Forever" decorator paper using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid glue.

The ribbon and lace border was built using May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Plain Vintage ribbon and white Venise Isabella lace. 

A bow tie made from May Art's Burlap String and topped with a button from my stash finishes the card.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Amber Garden

My design today features a beautiful Kaisercraft decorator paper pad that is called "Limelight." Limelight has all sorts of prints celebrating leafy, green gardens and also has the typical Kaisercraft borders, tags, and finishes.

The card has a pinking shear edge, distressed by Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye Ink. There is also a sweet little curlicue (from Stamp Simply Clear Wedding Wishes set...there are numerous curliques in this set!) stamped on the surface for a bit of extra interest.

The flower is Petaloo's Botanical Bloom in Cranberry, Amber, Green. The amber bloom is quite the perfect match to the tea dye ink. If you look closely, you can see that the Petaloo bloom is layered over another Petaloo bloom...this one an Ivory Burlap Wild Sunflower. It adds texture and ties into the Venise Ivory Lace border in "Katarina."

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Have a great remainder to your week.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quick, Easy, and Transparent!

Here's a quick and easy card with a stand out feature...
a see thru sentiment!

I wanted a flat card that was easy to mail so began with Kaisercraft's "Bow and Arrow" decorator paper 

I added a couple of prints from the Bow and Arrow pad to both the front and inside of the card. My border is a clear piece cut from a A2 Crystal Clear box. The sturdy clear piece is taped onto the front with Scor-Tape 1/4" double sided tape. Very sticky tape that securely holds the card together.

I used Spellbinders Upper Case "Font One" Alphabet dies for the HELLO sentiment. The letters are glued to the crystal clear piece with Sakura's Quickie Glue Pen. 

A quick and fun card to send to my grandson.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lacy Sampler Tag

 Hello! I'm finally back after taking a bit of time off, 
and am glad to be back to creating!
My project today is a lacy tag in neutral tones. 

Easy and quick~perfect for a kraft gift bag!

I began with a piece of Kraft cardstock. After rounding the top corners, I punched a hole at the top, then punched another circle with hole in darker paper and glued it on to make the tag look like it means business!  Dina Wakley Media Gesso was dry brushed onto the tag in places to add chalky, white distressing. After the gesso dried, a bit of tan ink (Altenew Coffee Break Ink Cube) was sponged onto the surface to add additional texture. 

Cluny 1" Lace, along with May Art's Adhesive Rosette Ribbons, were added at the top and bottom to create borders.

The "medallion" was made using May Art's 1.5" Crochet can see my tutorial on how to make it HERE. A button from my stash and small piece of Tulle Ribbon center the medallion.

May Art's 1/4" Silk Ribbon and May Art's Burlap String were used as as a bow to tie it all together.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's project. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter Florals

I have a couple of Easter designs for you today featuring Stamp Simply clear stamps: "Words of Encouragement" and "He has Risen." I have also used decorator paper for both cards from Dovecraft Trimcraft 6 x 6" "Bohemian."

 The Bohemian paper is layered onto the card front to make a garden of blooms...perfect for a butterfly! The butterfly is die cut from Spellbinders "Fanciful Flight" die set and is layered over White Vellum. After gluing the butterfly layers together with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, it is adhered to the design with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces. The bling on the design is Prima Say it in Crystals in "Royal Menagerie."

Here is the inside of the butterfly card and the featured verse from Stamp Simply Clear "Words of Encouragement" stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink:

The second card uses the same Bohemian paper. This sheet has a subtle pearlescent finish, hard to see in the photo. Also, I'm loving the vibrant floral tones!

Vellum is also used in this design. The base of the card is vellum, and Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Filigree Egg" is also cut from the vellum before being layered over a solid pink cardstock egg.  A May Art's 1/2" Wrinkled Ribbon Bow (tied with the Original Bow Easy) makes for a fresh border along with a Melissa Frances Pearl accent. 

The inner Bible verse featured in this design is Stamp Simply's "He Has Risen" clear stamp set, once again stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's designs. We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground here, but the sun is promising 
Spring to come. Have a great remainder to your week! 
Thanks for stopping by!