I found inspiration recently in KarrenJ's Block Work post and have finally made a couple of cards using her technique. Here is my Spring/Easter version:
Monday, March 29, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Patterned paper seems to be popular in the challenges this week/month. I am linking up with the AAA Birthday Challenge #23 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I have hoarded this cute fish paper long enough!
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is to use 2 or more patterned papers to create something. I decided to enter a second card, this time a fun fold called the Double Gate Fold. Here is a link to Dawn Olchefske's video tutorial. I made the sentiment on my computer for this "divorce" card for a friend who just got out of a bad situation and is so happy to move on with her life. You never know what occasion you might need a card for, and this is a first for me! ROL=rest of lifetime.
I used some older Stampin' Up! double sided patterned paper for the card and a little piece of another patterned paper for the heart on the slider mug. I stamped the mug from Catherine Pooler's Mug Shot stamp set and used blender brushes and distress oxide ink to color the mug. (I stamped the mug again on a post it note and cut out the heart, the coffee and the part inside the handle to mask off before I ink blended.) I added a slider mechanism which you can see here and attached it to the back of the mug and the card is done! (The video is in Spanish but the subtitles and visuals are enough to teach you how to make the slider piece.)
I hope this card gives you ideas for other life occasions we need a card for sometimes!
Thursday, March 18, 2021
While I don't love weaving strips of paper because they fight me the whole time, the end result is kinda cool. This spring time card, I hope, gives the Easter basket feel with its woven papers and little critters. I used several different patterns for the background and solid color cardstock for this card.
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which this week asks participants to use 2 or more patterned papers. There are some really cool cards from the design team you should check out!
Monday, March 15, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
I enjoy challenges that give a photo to inspire you. The Inkspirational Challenge #234 is a photo this week and it nudged me to get out my Stampin' Up! Window Frame die and my Inkadinkado Dogs set again.
Friday, March 5, 2021
It's really spring here already in Florida, so I got out my favorite bunny stamp of all time from Co-Motion. I'm playing along with The Paper Players PP530 this week and their sketch is below. It's a pretty easy sketch to follow. You should check it out!
Monday, March 1, 2021
About a year ago I was wandering around Pinterest (probably) and I found a pocket card similar to this one below. I decided I had to try to CASE it. I love all things tropical and I also love anything tactile with pockets, tags or little doors, etc. I do not remember exactly where I found it or who made it in order to give credit here. Mine is different in a several ways since I used my own dies and stamps to make it. I didn't measure anything when making this either. I made the outside embellishment first, then cut pocket and then the smaller tag to fit inside. Not rocket science at all. I used My Favorite Things Wild Greenery Dies to cut the leaves and probably my Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the diagonal lines and a SU greeting set whose name I don't have. I believe the dies used on the card I CASEd were Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic.
See you soon,