Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Masculine Fall

 I needed a birthday card for my nephew, not sure what to do, decided to look through the challenges out there and found the Stencil Fun Challenge Blog with the option of fall theme and I don't use my stencils nearly enough so I decided to go for it.  Trying to find one that would go with a fall theme was a little difficult but I thought a pebble background might be nice. The leaves were cut from backgrounds I made using the smoosh technique with distress inks.

  • Honey Bee - River Rock Stencil
  • DCWV - Corrugate Neutrals cardstock
  • Spellbinders - Fall foliage die
  • Tim Holtz - 3D oak leaf and Leaf fragment die
  • My Favorite Things- Label Maker sentiment stamp

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Floating book card

 In our zoom meeting we did a new to me technique we made a floating book card, I had never seen one before, you can google and a whole bunch will come up so I won't try to remember all that we did. The front oval pattern is one we did using a background stamp, I still have the outer piece to use on another card. Stamped the image and colored with my markers ahead of time the stamp came with a die to cut it out. I added the sentiment and the butterflies after our zoom, didn't have time to finish it that night.

Here is the inside when you open it up.

And here is a picture of the mechanism that helps it pop out when you open the card, there is one on each side, it keeps it suspended from the base of the card. I don't know any other way of saying it :)

  • Cottage Cutz - Violets Flower stamp and die set, colored w/markers
  • Fun Stampers Journey- Canvas prints stamp (oval piece on front of card
  • P13 - Sweet Garden papers
  • Hot off the press - Life Happens Greetings stamp (front and inside greetings)
  • Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
  • Recollections - gems
I suggest that you use a lighter weight cardstock for this, mine was the thicker kind and it would for sure need extra postage to send so this will be going to a friend here in town that I can hand deliver to.

I am sharing this today with

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Friday, September 22, 2023


 It isn't the last day of the month yet and I actually finished my Christmas cards for this month, It actually wasn't too bad I used a few old sets of papers that had Card toppers in the pack so I just added the paper, picked my images and then I added a few die cuts that I had made in advance that I thought would go nicely with them. The first two cards are 5x6 the last is an A2 size.

  • Stamperia - Classic Christmas
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Festive dies

  • Echo Park - Christmas collection 2018 papers
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Festive dies 
  • Sequins
I would like to share my card with the Peace on Earth Challenge 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023


 Ok here I am again using colors for the bird that doesn't exist but I just had to do him up in purples :)  I used a print that I had done on my Gel plate for his body and the rest is from cardstocks. The leaf circle was also done on my gel plate.

  • Simon Says stamps - Layered Warbler die (gel print for body) Tiny words birthday sentiment stamp
  • PPD - Leafy circle die (gel print)
  • PPD - A2 Stitched banner die
  • Gemini - advent calendar paper

I just love making up my own birds :)

I would like to share my card today with Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge which is use die cuts

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Fall Chickadee

 I love this little chickadee but I wanted him to have a fall glow to him so I colored him up with some oranges and yellows. He is an older stamp from 2010 so I will be sharing my card today with

 Retro Rubber Challenge Blog . 

  • Our Daily Bread designs - You will find refuge stamp, colored w/markers 2010
  • Spellbinders - Classic Oval die
  • Hero Arts - Oval Woodgrain die
  • g.c.d. - Loverly paper
  • Gina K - sentiment stamp
  • Gemini - Torn Edge circle die
  • Spectrum sparkle pen on berries

I don't know if you can see in the close up but I did add a little sparkle to those berries :)

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