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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Dawn McVey inspired card!

Here is another Dawn Card.  This one is a 4 1/4x5 1/2 rustic white cardstock.  By that  I mean it has some pinkish fibers running through the paper.  Very subtle.  The elements vary slightly from Dawn's card.  Hers is HERE .  Scroll down to the 2nd card.  I do not own that adorable Giraffe die so I used the tree cut from Wild Card.  I gave the sizing for that HERE .  The Mat is Mat Stack #4.  Have I ever told you how much I LOVE the Mat Stack dies???  Well, if I didn't, I DO!  And to make them even better, PTI is releasing a larger size so you can mat the mats!  AWESOME!  Sorry, I got carried away!  A pink Doily Details with a Berry Sorbet 1 3/4" circle that was stamped in Dark Chocolate ink with Mat Stack I Collection flourish stamp.  Double Ended Banner was used to cut Berry Sorbet cardstock and was stamped with Dark Chocolate ink.  Another flourish for the Mat Stack stamp was used on the bottom of the card front.  All of the elements were adhered with pop dots. 
My card is different because I did not use the same supplies but still cute.  You can alter any idea with what you have.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Dawn McVey inspired cards

Those BEAUTIFUL blue flower cards I posted last week were just one of the cards I copied from Dawns blog.  These are inspired by her as well.  It was actually not a card but a cover for a journal she made.  I am going to try my hand at that, later.  Anyway the post is HERE .  The cards are all the same, just the sentiment changes.  4 1/2x5 1/2 white cardstock.  I used PTI Background Basics HERE and stamped it in Dark Chocolate ink.  A snip of Medium Scallop border in pink was layered with a brown Double Ended Banner cut.  Berry Sorbet cardstock was cut with Doily Details die, and was layered with a brown circle in the center.  The largest butterfly die was used to cut kraft cardstock.  It was run through my paper corrugater.  I swiped it with Fresh Snow ink, just to add contrast.  A button was threaded with button twine and adhered to the butterfly.  
The sentiments were all stamped in Dark chocolate ink.  Super simple cards ~ but a pretty design.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Masculine Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of masculine Birthday Cards.  The stamps are from Tim Holtz Curiosities Stamp Set.  The paper is from a Jillibean Soup stack, Spotted Owl, that my sister, *Hi Pat!* gave me.  She had used a lot of it in a class she took.  I got several sheets and a LOT of scraps.  I have made a LOT of cards with those scraps.  This yellow/brown paper, to me, looks masculine.  The card bases are 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  The top one is just a piece of the patterned scrap that I layered on top of a brown 4x5 3/8 panel.  I took yellow carsdtock & cut it with PTI Tag Sale #4 die.  That was stamped with Dark Chocolate ink & one of the Tim Holtz stamps.  The same yellow paper was stamped with the ruler stamp.  I used cream cardstock to stamp the clock & ad stamp.  The second card uses brown cardstock cut with PTI Edger #3.  I trimmed off the right edge, flattening the curve.  I was just looking for something a little different.  PTI Spiral Notebook die was used to cut yellow cardstock.  It was stamped with the same Tim Holtz stamp.  The other elements were all stamped on yellow cardstock on this one.  Most of the elements are mounted on pop dots on both cards.
This stamp set just screams masculine to me, that is why I bought it.  I have been showing a lot of cards where I use scraps.  I have some more of the red Jillibean Soup scrap cards I will post, soon.  I LOVE that paper!
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mellow Yellow

These cards are almost identical to the last post.  4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  The paper is DCWV.  PTI Edger #3, Fillable Frames #10, and PTI butterfly dies.  Hand dyed seam binding and Michael's Recollections pearls.  I also used Delightful Dahlia stamp to stamp "feathers" on the butterfly.  I think that adds a lot.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


This is a quick post so I can submit this card to Papertrey Inks Blog Hop.  I will give directions tomorrow.  I almost forgot about it.  Be sure an scroll down and see the cards I posted earlier.  They are so pretty!
OK!  Now I will give you directions on this side-fold 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock card.  First I ran the 5 1/2" length through my Vagabond with PTI Edger #3 die, HERE.  This is my 2nd favorite edger, #1 is my favorite.  I also ran a 5 3/8x 2 red card stock & American Crafts Celebration paper through the same edger.  I lined them up with the spaces I liked and adhered them to the card front.  I used red 100% wool felt and my My Favorite Things LARGE ROLLED ROSE Die-Namics die, HERE , I used the medium/small one as well.  PTI Turning a New Leaf was used to cut green leaf sprigs.  Red dyed Hug Snug seam binding tied at the side fold finishes the card. 
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Blue Flowers!

These cards do NOT make me blue!  I LOVE them.  They are based on a card design by Dawn McVey.  Her card is at the end of THIS post.  Be sure and scroll down.  Pretty card, huh?  Dawn made hers for the release of THIS die, Bloom Builders #3.  I loved the card, so I made mine with what I had.  I just had gotten Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge so I used it.  I cut a series of 12 flowers from 3"-1".  I stacked them together and sewed them with button twine and a button.  A PTI Doily Details white doily, green, inked cardstock cut with Sending You leaves and a blue Love Lives Here butterfly.  PTI Double Ended Banner in white was layered over a blue snip of Medium Scallop border.  The sentiment was stamped on the banner.  The card base is 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  It is a side fold card.  The blue panel is 4x 4 3/8.  The first card has a larger flower and I like it better but I think the layout of this card is stunning!
Thank you Dawn!  You are such a great inspiration.  I have a couple of more cards I copied off of her blog I will be posting, next.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Card Class Cards!

These are 3 of the cards we made at the last class I taught to my Fredonia Card Crew.  *Hi Girls!*
The instruction sheet I made for them follows each card. 
White cardstock 4 1/4x5 ½
Solid Cardstock 4x5 3/8
Hot pink cardstock ~ PTI Limitless Layers 2 ½ “Doily”
Cricket Cartridge ~ Hello Kitty ~ page 41 ~ 3 ½’
White Frosting ~ White/Fur/Bow& Nose
Brown cake ~ Clothes
Pink ~ Shift + Red ~shift

White cardstock 4 1/4x5 ½
Solid Cardstock 4x5 3/8
Contrasting cardstock 2x4
Cricket Cartridge ~ Wild Card ~ page 38 ~ 3 ½
Icon ~ green
Shift Icon ~ brown
Pink Ribbon

White cardstock 4 1/4x5 ½ ~ trim 1” off front edge
Patterned paper mat 3 1/6x4
Solid paper mat 3 1/3x1 ¾
Cricut Cartridge ~ Easter ~ Scallop border 5 ½
George & Basic Shapes Flower
3 colors cardstock ~ 1 ¼,2, 2 ½
Glimmer Mist

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Pink and Brown Note Cards

Here are the note cards made with mostly scraps from the previous post.  The top one is from scraps from another piece from the same "family".  The card bases are all 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  The panels measure 4x 5 3/8, but some are pieced.  The top one uses PTI Mat Stack #4 layered with Fillable Frames #8.  The cream felt flower is Beautiful Blooms #3. The 2nd card uses PTI Doily Details & Love Lives Here butterfly die both used with brown cardstock.  The 3rd card uses PTI Eyelet Lace Border die and Fillable Frames #10,  I also cut a medallion from the edge of the paper & used it on the card too.  The last card was just a small strip of the paper.  I adhered it with a strip of the pink, added lace trim to the seam & the bottom of the panel.  The other elements are identified in the other cards except I stacked all three butterfly dies and added a Tiny Tag stamped with a sentiment.  All of the elements are adhered with pop dots.
When I take a piece of patterned paper I figure out where to get the most from the pattern before I start cutting.  Then several note cards can be made with the scraps
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Friday, August 19, 2011

I LOVE Pink & Brown

These pink & brown cards are 5x7 Greeting card sized white cardstock.  The panels are all 4 3/4x6 3/4.  They all have a piece of lacy trim on the right side.  I used about 1/3 of an inked Wilton doily on three of them.  PTI Butterfly dies and Martha Stewart punch were used to cut both pink & brown paper.  PTI Fillable Frames  # 3 was used on the first two and #8 on the last two, and were stamped with the sentiment.  PTI Doily Details die was used on the last two,  Cream felt was cut with PTI Beautiful Blooms #2 and Die Namics Rolled Roses die was used to cut brown paper for the last card.  There are Michael's Recollections pearls on the butterflies and Dew Drops scattered over the card fronts.  My next post will show note cards I made with the "leftovers" from these cards.
I LOVE pink & brown together!
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Doily Cards

These 2 cards are from the same paper pack as yesterday.  The card bases are 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  The panels are 4x5 3/8.  The first card uses a Wilton doily with a brown PTI Doily Detail stacked on top.  A cream felt rolled rose with a brown pearls and a crystal corsage pin were adhered to the doily.  A leftover piece from PTI Victorian Lace Border die is adhered to the left side.  That die which I don't use enough, is so versitle becaused you can use the positive and the negative & the little pieces that come out of the center.  Look at it, HERE .  Just a little extra interest.  PTI double Ended Banner was stamped with the sentiment,  The second card uses PTI Edger Die # 3, HERE .  Both the card and the panel were cut with the die.  PTI Simple Circles die cut chocolate brown cardstock and that was adhered to the center of the card.  PTI Limetless Layers "doily" cut a coordinating khaki green paper and a brown Doily Details die cut on top of that.  I made torn rolled roses, not from a die, added those to the doily and a green stick pin.  A white Jar Label tag was stamped with the sentiment. 
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Creamy, Brown & Blue Patterned Paper Cards

These cards were not necessarily made with the same sheet of paper but they were made with the same pattern paper.  I really don't know how many sheets I used, maybe just one.  I wasn't trying to stretch out the paper I have 3 sheets, although I do like this paper, so maybe I should have been more frugal!  They are all note cards, 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  The panel is 4x 5 3/8.  I am not sure I have ever said this but on 12x12 sheets I always cut my paper for note cards in 4" strips.  I can then get 6 cards from one sheet.  If I cut it at 4 1/8 then you get 4 cards with a strip that is really too narrow, although you can still use it.  So, if you ever wonder my sizing, that is why.  
The first card has a piece of Michael's brown satin ribbon around the center of the card.  A doily cut in half and lightly inked is adhered to the left side.  A scalloped circle also cut in half is added to the doily,  A flower made with 2 pieces of creamy cardstock cut with PTI Signature Series Flower by, you guessed it Dawn McVey!  The 2 pieces were stacked & sewn together with a button & button twine.  The Butterfly was made with all 3 PTI Butterfly dies.  The Jar Label die was used to cut cream cardstock.  The 2nd card has similar elements, the sentiment is added to PTI Fillable Frames #3.  The 3rd card has a cream felt flower made with PTI Beautiful Blooms II #3, a handmade stick pin, butterflies made with the Martha Stewart punch and Fillable Frames #10.  The last card has flowers made with the Rolled Roses die that I have talked about numerous times.  These were made with the patterned paper, not felt. 
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Monday, August 15, 2011

KU Card Box

I made this box earlier in the summer for a friend of my sister who gave us a "Top Secret" recipe.  She is a big KU fan ~ just like me!  The pictures didn't turn out all that well.  You know by now photography isn't my strength!
It takes a 12x12 sheet of paper to cover a box.  I was lucky to find a package of stickers and the little pennant on top is a "pick" like you would use on a cupcake or such.  My Mother Donna made to YoYo that I sewed a button to and hot glued the pick to that.  You could see the glue so I tied a piece of red seam binding around the stem.  I used a few Petaloo flowers on it too.  The Jayhawk head is a epoxy sticker.  I was made for a female so adding the embellishments was a bit easier.  If it were for a male, I am not sure what I would have done.
Rock Chalk!
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's All Rosey

This super simple card was made with a organdy rose trim I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  It is really pretty.  The paper is from a stack of  My Minds Eye Best of Paisley.  The panels are 4 3/4x3 1/2.  The card base is 5x7 white cardstock.  The panels were adhered to the card front and a piece of the trim was added to the seam.  PTI Limletless Layers 1 3/4, "doily" was used to cut white cardstock.  One of the flowers was cut from the trim and adhered to the "doily" and added to the card with pop dots.  PTI Fillable Frames #10 and the coordinating stamp was used for the sentiment.  It too was adhered with pop dots.  A simple, pretty card.  Pretty paper & trim.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Butterfly Cards

These cards make me happy!  I LOVE butterflies, especially the ones I make with PTI Butterfly dies.  I got the idea for these cards from a card posted on the gallery on the 2011 Summer Card Camp I participated in.  The blog was from a different country so I am not including a link, it was not easy to navigate. 
The cards are simple.  On the first 3 I used PTI Kraft cardstock, cut 4 1/4x 11, top fold.  I took PTI Signature Series butterfly die, the largest, and cut one out of the center of the card.  It is kind of hard to see on those cards but easier to see on the last 2.  The process is the same on all of the cards.  I then used that die and cut patterned/colored cardstock and adhered it on the back of the card through that opening.  Does that make sense?  In other words, with the card folded flat I adhered the cut through the hole left by the die onto the card.  I then cut a series of all 3 PTI butterfly dies from different patterns of paper, mounted on pop dots and adhered from the bottom left to the top right.  The last 2 cards were made after I purchased the Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly punch.  I made those cards in Charlotte and did not have the Kraft cardstock, it is just a pale gray color.  The small PTI die is Love Lives Here and has a heart cut in the center.  I put it back in and add 3 Michael's Recollections rhinestones to hold it in place. 
These cards are easy to make and I think different and pretty.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pretty In Pink

This 5x7 Greeting Card sized card has a white cardstock base.  The paper is American Crafts, Pebbles, from Archivers.  The panels are cut at 4 3/4x5 & the solid, Bazzil, 4 3/4x 2 1/2.  Pink, Michael's ribbon is tied in a knot at the seam.  The solid pink paper was cut with PTI Mat Stack 5.  I used my rolled roses dies to cut pink, embossed felt from Hobby Lobby.  I am not sure if you can see it but the embossed felt gives the roses a little more texture.  A stick pin made with a corsage pin from WalMart and pearl beads was added to the large rose.  I made a tag with PTI Jar Label. 
Very simple Pretty in Pink card.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stamping with Acrylic Paint

I told you on THIS POST that I was going to give stamping with acrylic paint another try.  I did and I am MUCH happier with the results.  I used a higher grade of paint, KI Memories.  I looked on-line and I could not find it.  I have had it for a while, my sister Pat *Hi Pat* gave it to me.  I also bought some Making Memories that is good paint as well. 
These cards have a 4x5'ish size piece of torn canvas.  The base coat is painted on, allowed to dry and stamped with paint.  The top one is a gold paint and I used an old Stampin Up background stamp.  The bottom one uses the pink from the top and Hero Arts Life of the Party Dots background stamp.  The pieces were double matted and adhered to a 4 1/4x5'1/2" white cardstock, card front.  Before I mounted them I adhered a piece of vintage, it was my Grandmothers, lace to the middle of the panel.  I tied dyed seam binding around that and made the big, fluffy bow, added a button and PTI Tiny Tags.  The top one has a Recollections bling and the bottom one has Recollections resin blossom.  PTI Double Ended Banner was used to cut white cardstock and stamped with the Hero Arts sentiment.  
I am MUCH happier with these cards.  Better paint, and a little practice makes all of the difference.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Repurposed paper cards ;)

I think the last post is a hard one to follow.  I LOVE those cards.  I love the paper, the embellishments and the general layout of the cards.  I LOVE the idea that I got 3 cards from a 6x6 piece of paper, but... the show must go on!
These cards are based on paper that I salvaged from the Recipe boxes I recover for card boxes.  I get my boxes at Michael's.  I haven't seen any for a while, I hope I can still get them.  I have posted these boxes before, HERE .  Some of the boxes are bigger, a little more expensive and have recipe dividers in them.  They are a nice, heavy, glossy cardstock, so I saved them.  I told you before, my kids say I am cheap, I say I am frugal!  I cut the dividers into 3 3/4x 2" strips, and rounded all of the edges with my Corner Chomper.  The card base is 4 1/4x5 1/2 white cardstock.  Coordinating cardstock was cut into 4 1/4x 5 3/8 pieces and the patterned strips were adhered.  I took Snug Hug seam binding and dyed it with Mustard Seed, greenish-yellow Glimmer Mist, an orange I mixed with red & yellow dye, and the brown is a combination of all 3 brown Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  A long length was tied around the center of the panel and tied into a bow, 3 times.  A coordination button was tied around the bow with button twine.  I took PTI Jar Label, cut white cardstock, punched a tiny hole in the upper-left corner, stamped it and added it to the button.  I put a pop dot under the tag so it would stay in place.  I made stick pins with corsage pins and beads. 
Super-Dooper simple.  Any scraps will work with this design.  I LOVE the big, fluffy bow made with seam binding!  LOVE it!
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