Monday, June 27, 2016

Trellis Card

The background is embossed with a Tim Holtz bricks folder and inked with Memento London Fog ink.

I cut the trellis using my Cameo.

The leaves are punched shapes.  I added some red Prima flowers and made the centers with Pearl Pen dots.

This was inspired by a card seen online.

Pinterest Inspired Cards

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Celebrate Card With Stars

My version of a card done by Stampin' Up demo Dawn Griffith.  She used Framelit dies and designer paper for her original.  I used Make The Cut software and just cut the elements out.

Vintage Birthday Card

My Cameo was used to cut out the shadow piece underneath the Decorative Label punch and the word "Vintage".

Petite Petals stamp and punch was used for the flowers. 

The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Washi Tape Cards

I discovered a couple of rolls of Tim Holtz washi tape that I'd forgotten about having in my supplies.  So I tried to come up with some idea on how to use it.

The butterflies were made out of mica paper with a three step butterfly punch.

The words were computer printed.  The silhouette was done with a Tim Holtz die.

30 Minute Card -- Embossed Birthday Card

The section embossed with a Cuttlebug folder was trimmed down.  I used a Stampin' Up marker to highlight three of the asterisks in the embossed design.

The sentiment stamp is from the set Bring On The Cake.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

30 Minute Card

You don't have to spend hours on a card for it to look nice and be one that the recipient will enjoy.

I used preprinted cardstock and Always Artichoke ink to apply the wheat image over the print.  The edges were inked with Chestnut Roan.

Cutout Flag Card

Inspired by a card seen at Splitcoaststampers, I used MTC software to modify a banner shaped cutout to form the stripes on the flag. Then I resized and cut the stars.

The white lines were added with a gel pen.

The red cardstock as well as the stars are pop dotted for dimension.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Giraffe Card

The circular openings were cut using my Cameo. 

I did a print and cut for the giraffe using some clip art I purchased a while back.

The leaves behind the giraffe's head were done with a die.

The sentiment was computer generated using BaaBookHmk font.

Using Paisley Cartridge Images

I tried two different versions of this card layout.  The images are from the Paisley cartridge, cut on my Cameo.

This is my favorite of the two versions even though I forgot to add the black shadow layer to the word.

This is the first version.  I felt like it needed something to take up part of the striped background and added a simple border cut.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Faith in Nature Stamps Card #2

I've always liked combining pink and brown tones.

The flowers are from Faith In Nature stamp set, colored with Promarkers.

I used a Bitty Punch for the tiny pink flowers and a We R Memory Keeper border punch for the white strip.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Faith In Nature Stamps Card

The pear image is from Stampin' Up's Faith In Nature Stamp set.

I used a Sizzex oval embossing folder on a scalloped oval cut using my Cameo.  The light yellow background was embossed also with large polka dots.

The pear image was colored using Promarkers.

This is my version of a card seen on Pinterest.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Heart Shaped Cherries Card

This card was inspired by one from Kelly in Florida.  I used her basic design and added my own touches.

The leaves were done with a Martha Stewart punch; the hearts were cut on my Cameo; the scalloped circles were punched.  I cut the kraft border on my Cameo and pierced it by hand.  The red border was done with a We R Memory Keepers punch.

The tiny red bows were purchased at Hobby Lobby at Christmas time.  They have them every year in the area where decorations for mini-trees are displayed.

It's difficult to adhere 1/8" ribbon onto cardstock.  Glue dots are all too large and make lumps that are visible, as does glue.  The best way I've found is to cut the ribbon to length and lay it on a teflon sheet.  Then apply ATG tape to the back side.  I used 1/4" wide tape so there is a small amount of adhesive that shows but it's simple to remove by just rubbing your index finger over it after you apply the ribbon to the cardstock.

Six Petal Flower Card

The white base was embossed with a Darice folder.

Make The Cut was used to size and cut the six petal flowers.

I added a dot of Pearl Pen for the centers and pop dotted them for dimension.

The sentiment was computer printed and also pop dotted onto the card front.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pansy Punch Card

The sentiment was printed on my computer; the ovals were cut using MTC.  The flower was done using Flower Shop stamps and Pansy Punch.

The yellow flower shaped button is from the Dollar Tree.

This card was inspired by one seen on Pinterest done by a SU demo from the UK.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

I found this recipe at Spend With Pennies.  Since I like pickles as well as pasta salad, I had to give it a try.  I didn't measure the ingredients, just assembled it with proportions that looked right to me.

Instead of dill pickles, I used baby Kosher dill, substituted dried dill weed for the fresh called for in the ingredients and used some baby elbow macaroni.


½ lb dry shell pasta (about 3 cups) 
¾ cup sliced pickles 
⅔ cup cheddar cheese, diced 
3 tablespoons finely diced white onion 
2 tablespoons fresh dill 
½ cup pickle juice

⅔ cup mayonnaise 
⅓ cup sour cream 
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper 
4 tablespoons pickle juice 
salt & pepper to taste
  1. Boil pasta al dente according to package directions. Run under cold water to stop cooking.
  2. Toss cold pasta with about ½ cup of pickle juice and set aside for about 5 minutes. Drain & discard pickle juice. (I didn't discard the juice.)
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  4. Toss all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Pinterest Inspired Cards

To make the folded back portion I measured down from the top 2 5/8" and over 1 1/2", made a pencil mark at that point then just cut across to it.  I folded the double sided paper back to that point, making sure that I folded it to the corner.

The balloons were traced and cut using MTC software.  I added some white gel lines and drew the strings. They're pop dotted for dimension.

I used my Cameo and MTC to cut the curve and the 1/4" holes in the black polka dot paper.

The sentiment was computer printed and punched with a Decorative Label punch.  The butterflies were done with an Elegant Butterfly punch.

I added some Pearl Pen dots onto the butterflies and pop dotted them for dimension.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Honeycomb Birthday Card

This is my first attempt at making a card using my new computer.  It took me quite some time to get all my files transferred, software installed and figure out how Windows 10 works!

The honeycomb background is a file created by Okieladybug to use with Make The Cut software. I modified it by adding some additional hexagons and welding a rectangle across the center portion.

The sentiment was cut using Lobster 1.4 font.  The balloons were traced and cut and they're pop dotted for dimension.

It was inspired by a card seen on Pinterest (of course).