Monday, September 28, 2015

Flower Panel Card

Cindy Hall, a Stampin' Up demo, showed a card similar to this a couple of years ago.

The sentiment is Heard from the Heart by Stampin' Up.  I used Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves and Paris Dusk Memento inks to stamp the flowers.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Circles With Butterflies Card

Punched butterflies and circles make up the focal point on this card.  The smaller butterfly has Liquid Pearl drops.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pink Rose Card

The images are from Stampin' Up set called Growing Green.

I colored them with Promarkers and fussy cut the rose. 

Chalked Embossed Card

It's been a long time since I've used chalks on an embossed image.  After doing this one, I remember why.  The chalks are messy.

The birdhouses were fussy cut from a DCWV stack called Songbird.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Four Hearts Card

The hearts were fussy cut and pop dotted for dimension.

The stamps are Clearly Collaged Hearts.  The ink is Close to Cocoa.

Apples and Leaves Card

The Tart and Tangy stamp set was one of the very first ones I bought from Stampin' Up.  The set includes an apple, lemon slice, cherry branch and a strawberry.  Even though I've had them for several years they're still some of my favorites.

The apple background paper is also from Stampin' Up.

Rainbow and Clouds Card

Swiss Dots folder was used to emboss the base.

The rainbow is a clip art image. 

The clouds are a file by Bird.

The sentiment was printed with my computer.

I pop dotted the center embellishment for dimension.

Black and White Butterfly Card

The butterfly is a Silhouette file #19799.  I punched a couple of different borders and layered them then added some paper flowers with Pearl Pen centers.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hello Card

Inspired by Peg Combes, a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and a card seen on her blog.

I used Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cheery Thoughts Card

Happy Halloween Card - 30 Minute Card

Hallmark Card Studio software makes it simple to combine text and images and print directly onto cardstock for several different sized cards.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Halloween Hello Card

Wendy Medium font was used for the sentiment.  The pumpkin is a clip art image that was printed and cut on my Cameo.  I traced and cut the window using Make The Cut software.

Flying Witch Card

Using my Cameo I cut a 2 1/2" circle mask and inked the full moon using Crushed Curry and Tangelo inks.  The grass was inked with Bamboo Leaves ink.

The witch and bats are clip art images. 

Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree stamp was used in the foreground.

30 Minute Card -- Halloween

A super quick, cute Halloween card.  I used two embossing folders, a clip art jack 'o lantern and a rafia bow.

The Cameo really has helped with my card making.  I use the print and cut feature quite often.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 T. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
dash of garlic powder

Mix well and toss with 2 cups of broccoli florets and 2 cups of cauliflower pieces. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bee Happy Card

After making Halloween cards for the past week, I switched directions and made a few of this layout.

The background was embossed; the bee is clip art that I colored with Promarkers; the tiny hearts were done with a Martha Stewart punch; the flower centers were done with Stickles.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Full Moon Halloween Card

 A Stampin' Up Owl Builder, 1 3/4" circle and 1 3/4" scalloped circle punches were used to make the bat.

I found the full moon image online, resized it and punched it with a 2 1/1" circle punch.
Not sure if I like the vertical or the horizontal layout best.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Candy Corn Card

My niece mentioned she'd just purchased a bag of candy corn and that was her signal that fall is here.  Thinking about the candy corn inspired me to make a Halloween card with that confection as the focal point.

I traced a clip art image of candy corn and cut it on my Cameo.  The face is a Peachy Keen stamp.  The background seemed too plain so I cut some 5/8" squares in half to make the photo corners and added some pen stitching to break up the area.

"BOO!" Card -- 30 Minute Card

A quick trace and cut out of a ghost and sentiment and a little ribbon is all it takes for this one!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Witch and Trees Silhouette Card

The inspirations for this card was found at Marybeth's Time for Paper.  For my card I used a Silhouette file for a birch forest card front and cut the trees apart.  The witch is a clip art image that I traced and did a print and cut.  The bats were done with a Bitty Butterfly and 1/2" circle punch.  The words were embossed with white embossing powder.

I like the way this turned out.  It's something a little different than the bright oranges, purples and greens of the other Halloween cards I've made this week.

Witch Hat Card

Using my Silhouette, I did a print and cut for the feet and hat, then pop dotted them.  The hat is a clip art image and the feet are from Miss Kate's Cuttables free design she offered this week.

The bat was done using a SU Bitty Butterfly punch and a 1/2" circle punch.  It was a tip I saw on Pinterest.

The sentiment was printed using my computer.  I added some metallic stars onto the background.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Halloween Card

The background was embossed using the Divine Swirls folder.  the image was colored with Promarkers. 

A free SVG file seen online inspired me to make this card.  Rather than cut all the tiny pieces I decided to just color a clip art image found online.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Embossed Fall Card

 The base was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and inked with Close to Cocoa ink.

I layered two colors of ribbon using my ATG gun.

The leaf is silk.  I printed the sentiment and punched it out with a scalloped circle punch, then added some dots with markers. The circle is pop dotted for dimension.
The sentiment was moved on this one just to see how it looked.  I believe I prefer the sentiment on the lower right side.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Two Ghosts Halloween Card

 Thanks to Kat Schriber, I got a file to cut a sunburst design for an A2 card.  I've tried cutting the segments by hand and they're a total pain to do!
I wanted the sunburst design to be filled in on every other segment and worked for a while in the Silhouette software trying to eliminate some cut lines.

All I accomplished was breaking the segments apart and losing the entire outer border.  Then I was only able to eliminate the cut lines on a couple of segments so I gave up.  To finish these cards I just laid the cut out pieces back into the grid and glued them down.

Hopefully tomorrow Kat can walk me through modifying the design and I'll have the sunburst I  wanted.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Owl Halloween Card

This card was totally CASED from Splitcoast Stampers.

The owl and pumpkin are SU thinlette images.  I used Creepy font for the word "boo".

Flying Witch Card

The witch image was traced and cut.  I printed the sentiment and matted it onto a piece of cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart drippy goo punch.

This is the first Halloween card I've done this year.

Just For You Card

A combination of stamp sets, punches and a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Images were colored with Promarkers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Road Trip Card

The truck is a Tim Holtz stamp; the sign is a clip art image I traced and cut with Silhouette software; the words were cut using Make The Cut and Raceway font.

This sheet of license tag paper has been hanging around a long time.  I really liked it but had no good idea on how to use it until today.

You're A Peach Card

The peach image is a CTMH stamp that I colored with Promarkers..  The paper is Venetian Romance from Stampin' Up.

Sweet As Cherry Pie

Inspired by a CTMH consultant's card I stepped outside my
comfort zone and used four different patterned papers on this card.

The cherry image and sentiment are CTMH stamps colored with Promarkers.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Strawberries Card

I resized a digital image of Stampin' Up's decorative label punch and cut it on my Cameo.  The sentiment is a stamp I've had for a long time.  I stamped the strawberries, colored them with Promarkers and pop dotted one for dimention.

Think of You Card

The sentiment is a Stampin' Up set.  I inked the edges and colored the images with Promarkers.

Giant Butterfly Card

Dawn Griffith, a Stampin' Up demonstrator, posted a card like this using an over sized monarch butterfly stamp and some oval dies.  I thought it was cute since the butterfly image is inserted inside the ovals and decided to do my version of her card.

The butterfly stamp is one that I've considered buying and decided that I wouldn't use it often enough to justify the purchase.  I definitely don't need to buy oval dies since I have a Cameo and software to cut whatever size I need.

The butterfly on my card is actually a wall decal from Dollar Tree.  I applied it onto a piece of white cardstock for stability and cut it out by hand.  The ovals were cut to fit the butterfly.  One is cut from some yellow glitter paper.

Once the card was assembled I thought it was still too plain.  I added a punched border of daisies at the top and bottom and a paper daisy and decided it looked okay.