Monday, February 29, 2016

Designer Paper Window

I haven't made a card using this 4 block design in several years.   I had this pretty designer paper on a large pad by Colorbok called "Rosewood."  The scored-edged blue is Bazzil from Michaels,a nd the basic card base is SU's neutrals in a top fold card.   The Sentiment is a sticker on paper that is in the DP page.  Stickles finishes the card, which is elegant, yet simple.

Happy Sunflower Hello

Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Much of the meaning of sunflowers stems from its namesake, the sun itself. These flowers are unique in that they have the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy—attributes which mirror the sun and the energy provided by its heat and light.
Sunflowers are known for being “happy” flowers, making them the perfect to bring a ray of sunshine into a darker day. This card is created for a friend who is not feeling well.

This Aurora Wings Sunflower sprite was drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff and is entered in her February Enchanted Garden Facebook Challenge  as well as the Aurora  Wings Blog Challenge   Sprite  Delight.  She is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, behind a Wild Wasabi green oval acetate window cut with the Spellbinders pierced oval window dies and embossed with Damask EF by Sizziz.  The hello word art is from Hello You Stampin Up dieset double cut with white and with Crushed Curry paper

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Balloon Celebration

Stampin Up  Balloon Celebration stamps and punches and the Lil Inker stitched ovals created this card on  Watermelon Wonder and White.  Quick and easy, pretty and fun!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Trina Clark... Jump on Easter

Here are a couple of  Easter cards created with Trina Clark Walker's adorable graphics that you can find in her store. 
This card is created with  Watermelon  Wonder and Old Olive paper by   SU, with the tulip frame EF.  The bunny and the inner frames are cut with Lil Inker stitched oval mats. The tag was designed by Tracy Wray and printed in matching Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive ink.

This card also has a cute bunny drawn by Trina  Clark sitting in the garden of Old Olive Spring on white natural paper.    Border die cut (Memory  Box 98115). The card is finished with another tag designed by Tracy  Wray, rhinestones and a dainty commercial butterfly and puff stick on hearts

Monday, February 22, 2016

Be The Butterfly

This soft pretty card uses Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper with the Mod Circle frame from Simon Says Stamp cut out of SU Smoky Slate Paper over Blushing Bride base that has been glittered with pink glitter  The butterflies are from Memory Box Colette Butterfly Branch covered with clear Wink of Stella.  The sentiment was created by Paulette of TLC Creations .  The sentiment reads:  "be like the Butterfly...grow & change...and find your true colors in life."

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Seraphine Birthday

As this card emerged, I just kept saying  W O W.  I love the new Memory  Box Seraphine Laurel dies ((99399) and the gorgeous Butterfly  Branch (99387).  The curve was cut with Spellbinders SB-180 Borderabilities, Then Seraphine Laurel was underlayed (and overlayed and trimmed) along its edge. I used Watermelon Wonder and Black (SU) paper mounted on white card base.  The  Butterflies are cut from Black glimmer paper (SU)  The inside sentiment has one branch of the Laurel around the  Birthday sentiment printed in Watermelon Wonder (RGB 26-90-92)Rhinestones, black and clear Wink of Stella and a sticker sentiment finish this card.   The curve would be beautiful inlaid, (but I haven't "cut apart" the Laurel dies yet, so worked with the positive, and not the negative areas for this card)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Colette Butterflies

This card is also for the purple Becka B Challenge this month.  The bingo line I chose for this was layers>Tag>Brad.
Memory Box has a perfectly beautiful spring die out called Colette Butterfly Branch.  This card is layered with royal purple velvet paper on white with the  Butterfly Branch diecut from dazzling diamonds micro glitter paper and centered with rhinestones.

The Thank You sentiment tag is stamped with a Gina K Designs stamp, and the Butterfly Brad is from my stash, colored purple with a Copic marker. the tag is cut from some paper I made in Photoshop with the colors for the challenge used.

The inside sentiment is a Yeats quotation from "Another Song of a  Fool":  "This great purple butterfly, In the prison of my hands, Has a learning in his eye not a poor fool understands"

Friday, February 19, 2016

Scribble Roses

This card is made with the Scribble  Roses Overlays by Die-Namics (My  Favorite Things). It can be found several places but the manufacturer is  This card is a single layer of craft card stock top fold, and corner cut with Crop A Dile scallop punch.  The dies are Die-Namics Scribble Roses Overlays and leaves are a die from a set Flower and Leaves by Marianne Creatables (LRO156)
White shimmer paper by SU is the white, the black overlay is a shiny finished cardstock. Sequins and a splatter using Hero Arts White Pigment Ink are on the background.  The black sentiment sticker is not adhered, because this card is so versatile it can be Sympathy, Birthday, Thank You,  Thinking of You, Get Well--anything you want it to be.  The die did require my magnetic plate on my magnetic platform for a good cut of this intricate die, and trying to put a sticky-back with double sided adhesive was not as satisfactory as I thought it would be.

This card worked in pastels with watercolor wash and stenciled inked watercolor paper background uses McGill punched flowers, Martha Stewart punched leaves, SU scalloped punched border, the Scribble Roses overlays, and Mint Macaroon and blue paper from my stash.  The Happy  Birthday border is diecut from Impression Obsession's Die 235-M  Inside sentient reads:  "With a world of love this greeting comes today, to wish you Happy Birthday in a very special way.  To wish you lots of happiness and good luck too, and finally to say it's great to have a wonderful cousin like you."

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Becka's Blog Bingo Challenge

I created this card for the first challenge at Becka B's Challenge Blog.   In her first ever challenge we were to use a purple color theme.  I used a lavender color from the Palette: (bdb8dc) to create the background and slightly textured papers for the layered stack.  I made the papers in Photoshop and printed them with "printer ink"   I also made a couple of small oval thank you tags one on vellum and one on purple which I did not adhere to the front of the card.  They were done with Tim Holtz  Distress Ink "dusty concord".  The bingo row I chose was Die>Ink>Layers and I also used the tag and flower options from the bingo board.

The papers I used I created in Photoshop with the  Color Palette, except for the darker purple which was commercial from my stash and I embossed it with a damask embossing folder.  The "tags" are vellum, with a Memory Box Spring Border Die, (98115) accented with lavender rhinestones adhered to a solid lavender tag.  Both are edged with a Crop A Dile Deco punch.  The Butterfly is from Spellbinders S4-343 Les Papillions 2 die set.The tags are tied with white organza ribbon and a pearl stacked hatpin runs through the bow and onto the tags.

These are a couple of sentiment ovals that I had attached to the pin.  I decided I liked the butterfly better, so these will go INSIDE this side-fold card.  The Thank You stamp is from Gina K. Designs.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Easel Card

This "Only One You"  easel card is created with SU vellum, black, soft sky and old olive papers.  The leaves are sizzlits (SU) and the  white flowers are a McGill flower punch on photo paper.  The small flowers are edged with either old olive, soft sky or gold Delicata ink. and are punched from a large Mc Gill punch that has several shapes of small flowers on it.  The Stamp --there's only one you comes fom a SU stampset. The scallop is a die from Spellbinders set S5-180 Borderabilities. Tiny blue butterflies topped with 3d crystal glaze, and punched with the Martha Stewart butterfly trio punch are drying!  The easel card measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 when closed.  (Black card base fold is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch paper scored at
4 1/4 and
 6 3/8)

This easel card uses the same Borderabilities die on Gina K designer paper and Gina K blue cardstock base, with the same Mc Gill flowers as the larger flowers above burnished with Broken China Distress inks..  The inside "Thank you SO Much" is die cut from Impression Obsession Die 235-M. Centers of the designer paper flowers are touched with yellow pearls and rhinestones and stickles finish the card. 

This  Easel Card is created with the Simon Says  Mod Circle  Frame and the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy images.
Papers are all Stampin Up cardstock and designer paper. Sticker is from PopUps Etc

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Art by Miran--"Phoenix" February Progressive Challenge.

This is digigirl #287 "Phoenix: for the Art by Miran Progressive Challenge found on Facebook.  She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussycut, then popped up off watercolor paper that I used the "smoosh" technique with very dilute Cucumber Crush ink (SU),  That's mounted on a dark green paper and tied with coordinating satin ribbon.  She is finished with Wink of Stella and read and white feathers, and some colored rhinestone flowers (Recollections.)  The artpiece  is mounted on white cardstock.  The sentiment says:  "Your wings exist, all you have to do is fly."   Alternative sentiment label reads:  " You be the bird, I'll be the feather.  We'll be the best of friends Forever."  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PopUp Box Cards

These popup box cards are SO much fun to make.  Some directions for paper measurements can be found at Splitcoast Stampers, and others.  This card's decorations were made using Lassie Brianna (retired) by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen.

The sentiment areas are designs created by Paulette for her Create with TLC Club Members. Card is finished with burnishing with Gathered Twig Distress Ink, Stickles, rhinestones and 4 leaf clover stickers from Pop Ups Etc   

We will be making pop up box cards in the next Papers N Pixels make-it-and-take it workshop later this month.

This darling pop up card was made by one of the Paper and Pixels Members. The pop Up boxes are the projects for the Club for February

Isn't the Purple Passion pop up box wonderful that K made?

Some of the project cards, and some of the ladies working on them at the PnP Meeting Feb 18th

I Particularly love Everything's better with Coffee Pop Up box (by Club President, Clar)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Special Vintage Valentine Wishes

My old-fashioned DH will take candy to his Valentines tomorrow where he volunteers.   The inside little Miss is a vintage drawing created by Paulette for her TLCCreations Club members. 
The card follows the tutorial by Brenda Quintana at Splitcoast Stampers called the Interlocking Gate Fold Card.  The outside of the card is created with the  Anja Square die (Marianne Creatables LR0242) cutting SU Shimmery White paper. Card Base is Blushing Bride (SU)  The interlocking hearts are created with Sizzix 657561 hearts die.  Wink of  Stella and several punches, including Fiskars, Martha Stewart, Studio G, and cuts from a holly sprig swirl die touched with Wink of Stella, and edged with Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, finish the card.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

White Pencil Highlights

This is white  (Prismacolor) pencil highlighting inspired by Jennifer McGuire .U tube video, Feb 5, 2016.  The stamps I used were Maya by Impression  Obsession,  and the sentiment stamp was  SU Sassy Salutations.  The ink is Hero Arts Pigment ink, and the paper and pearls are Night of Navy (SU) Crop-a-dile corner punch (clouds and scallops) and jellyroll Clear Star pen finished the all occasion card.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pleat Skirt Fold

This top fold card was inspired by Becky Robert's Wednesday Tutorial at Split Coast Stampers for today.(I would like it better I think with a left side-fold horizontal card orientation.

Designer paper and Mint Macaroon cardstock  from  SU, Tulip Frame Embossing folder, various punches, pearls, rhinestones, and linen thread finish it up this  "How you Doin!"  "Thinking of You" or "Whassup" or even a get wll card for a friend. 

Bee Happy
Designer paper and Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow cardstock.  There are bees on the back of the  DP, so the inside of the card is the "bee side" with white sentiment area over it.

Inside is a pocket made of the DP with "bee side" up, and a tag with sentiment stamped in Hello Honey from Hello Life.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bloomin Hearts

This card is created with SU Bloomin hearts, Teeny  Tiny Wishes sentiment, Pacific point SU paper, and  findings.

This card is created with  SU Elements of style flourish, and sentiment, and  Embosslit hearts, with DP trim 

These cards use the very old Stampin Up "Love" stamps. Top in  "Blushing  Bride" and bottom in "Real Red"  Both touched with Stickles.,