Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Teal Gingham Card

The bow was cut with a die.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch---and the reason I no longer purchase her punches!  It has never punched completely through and is a total pain in the butt to use.  Most of the time it just hangs on the punch rack above my work table.  It's just one of several MS punches I've purchased that don't work as they should.

The border punch is from We R Memory Keepers.

Thinking of You Card

I embossed the card base and rounded the outer corners.

The sentiment was printed on my computer with Nokia Brush HMK font and punched using Stampin' Up's Decorative Label punch.  The shadow for the punched shape was cut using MTC.

One half of a paper doily was tucked under the printed paper section.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Father's Day Card

The deer head is a clip art image.  I made the shadow underneath using a Promarker and added some greenery with a Martha Stewart punch.

The sentiment is on two layered Stampin' Up punched shapes.

I printed the sentiment using Silhouette Studio software and then did a print and cut for the punch shape.

Diamond Plate Father's Day Card

Thanks to whoever shared this card online. I wish it had been watermarked so I could give credit to the designer.  It was super fast to make several.

I used a diamond plate embossing folder and MTC to do the circles.  The sentiment is computer printed.  The inside sentiment is for Father's Day.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Vintage Truck Father's Day Card

I cut the auto tags out of a printed sheet found in the  clearance section of the LSS.

The vintage truck is a Tim Holtz stamped image.

The background is embossed with a diamond plate folder.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Embossed Father's Day Card

A quick card done with a Darice embossing folder, some clip art and a crimper.

Graphic 45 Father's Day Cards

This group of cards was done using some old Graphic 45 papers that Shirley and I found at Tuesday Morning.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Father's Day Card

Now that I've delivered my Mother's Day cards to the nursing home it's time to get started doing some for Father's Day.

My stamp library doesn't have a lot of masculine themed stamps but this horse head is one of my favorites to use.

It's stamped with Close to Cocoa ink and mounted onto a frayed section of burlap.

The concho image and feathers are clip art images. 

The sentiment was printed on my computer.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Red Roses Mother's Day Card

The roses are a print and cut image.  I pop dotted one onto the doily and then pop dotted an identical image on top.

Unmounting Wooden Stamps

I've had some inquiries about how I unmounted my wooden stamps.  My blog post from March, 2012 explained how I stored them once they were removed but omitted any details on how to remove them from the wood blocks.

Rather than spend so much time making a blog post with instructions, I'm taking the lazy way out and posting a link to my friend Shirley's blog.  She has some great photos and instructions on how to remove the stamps and apply cling foam so they can be used on acrylic blocks. 

Hope this answers any questions!  Okieladybug's instructions on unmounting stamps

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mother's Day Card with Apron

The apron was cut using my Cameo.  I printed the sentiment onto some vellum and added heart "pockets" with a Stampin' Up punch.

Mother's Day Card

A Swiss Dot embossing folder was used for the base of the flowers.

The sentiment was computer printed and trimmed with a Stampin' Up border punch.

I added adhesive pearls for the flower centers and brads to the sentiment cut out.

This is another Mother's Day card that will be given to the local nursing home for their residents.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Daffodil Pocket Mother's Day Card

The small envelope was cut using my Cameo.  I added some pen work along the outer edges.

The daffodils are a print and cut image.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I used PesannaHMK font.

The inside sentiment is "and wishing you a Happy Mother's Day".

Mother's Day - 30 Minute Card

You don't have to spend hours on a card to get one that's really nice and that you'll be proud to give.

I printed the sentiment by computer and added three Petite Petal flowers with Pearl Pen centers. 

The edges of the popped up layer were rounded to add a little interest.

Rounding the edges of the printed inside sentiment ties it to the layout of the card front.

I stamped two more images beside the sentiment.

Another Recipe to Try!

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Salad

    1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
    1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbsp, ketchup
    1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbsp, yellow mustard
    1/2 cup, plus 2 Tbsp, dill pickle relish
    2 tsp black pepper
    1 lb penne pasta, cooked and cooled
    1-1/4 lbs ground beef, cooked, drained, and cooled
    3/4 lb bacon, cooked until crisp, drained, cooled, and diced
    3/4 cup red onion, small dice
    10 slices American cheese, medium dice
    6 cups iceberg lettuce, large dice
    3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish, and pepper to make a dressing-like mixture. Add the penne, beef, bacon, red onion, American cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes into the same mixing bowl. Stir together until combined and coated with the dressing. 

This was shown today on a cooking show.  It sounds interesting and I'll have to give it a try.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Petite Petals Punch Mother's Day Card

The flowers were done using a Petite Petals stamp and punch from Stampin' Up.  I embossed the base with a Darice Folder.

This card was based one one done by Blythe , a Stampin' Up demo.  I saw it on Pinterest and thought it would be simple enough to make multiples for donation.

I especially liked the inside sentiment trimmed down to allow space for the flower shapes.

Mother's Day Card With Cherries

The diamond edges were done with a Fiskar's border punch.

I used a 2" circle to stamp the cherry leaves and added two buttons cut with a Sizzix Sweet Buttons die.

The sentiment was printed using Hallmark Card Studio software.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Embossed and Inked Butterfly Card

The butterflies were embossed onto vellum.  I trimmed the embossed area following the upper edge of the design then colored the butterflies on the back side using a Promarker.
This gives the impression that the butterflies have been cut out to let the card base color show through.

The sentiment was printed on my computer then punched with a Word Window punch and layered onto a Modern Label punched out shape.

The white butterfly was embossed with a Brocade folder and pop dotted for dimension. It's a Martha Stewart punch.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

3 Dimensional Pansies Mother's Day Card

Glenda Calkins, a Stampin' Up demonstrator, shared a video on using their Pansy Punch to make three dimensional flowers. 

After watching it, I decided it was something that would work well on Mother's Day cards for the nursing home residents.

It takes quite a bit of time to assemble the pieces but the results make it worth the time.

The background was embossed with a houndstooth folder.  I used MTC to resize and cut the base for the sentiment.