Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winter Penguin Window Greeting Cards

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I love the window cards that I see every where and I love shaker cards so I combined the two in this card. I challenged myself to make several cards with these penguin stickers that I got at Hobby Lobby. I wanted to do something simple, and I don't have any of those special window dies so I decided to use what I had on hand. During the process of making this card I realized I had no acetate for the windows so I did as I have done before and used Project Life Photo Pockets - I get them at Walmart.I love the texture of the cut out cross stitched square left from the windows so I used distress ink to color them and used them as the background for the window; I decided I needed a little more color, but didn't have any blue card stock so with the help of the wonderful card makers out there on Youtube I just used my Tim Holtz ink and did a border of color to matched, added Cartwright sequins, and some beads from my stash. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" with Versafine onyx black and that's it! To finish it off, I added a penguin inside.

- Vicki

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas Elves Holiday Greeting Card

Posted by Amanda at Saturday, January 07, 2017 0 comments
Happy Saturday!

I love these elves! They are Buddy and Jolly from Stamping Bella. These were colored with pencils and I added some glitter paper with some Christmas card stock from my stash. They came together pretty fast so I made a few of them. I think they are just so cute!

Inside the card

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Gingerbread House Holiday Card

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Happy Holidays! I have 3 holiday cards lined up to help carry over some Christmas cheer into January.

For this card, I got the Lawn Fawn Sweet Holiday stamps and dies last Christmas but never had a chance to use them. It was pretty simple to make! I used the Lawn Fawn stitched hills, some Kraft card stock for the house and gingerbread, and white card stock for the candy. I colored the candy with pencils and added some glossy accents. Then I backed it with some pink Christmas paper and, as usual, added strips of the left over paper to finish off the inside.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Cute Alien Greeting Cards

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I just got these stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs and I had to stop with holiday ideas so I could make a few cards with this cute set! I am a big sci-fi fan so of course space ships and cute little aliens are right up my alley. I can't wait until I have some more time to play with this set!

On all the cards I used: Tim Holtz distress inks for the galaxies, Canson XL Mixed Media paper, Versafine Ink, and Recollections Paper and embossing powders. Dies are by Paper Smooches, and Spellbinders Celebrations. I also was inspired by Cartwright's Sequins to use sequins in the shaker card.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Quick Brown Bag Halloween Mini-Album Part 2

Posted by Amanda at Saturday, October 29, 2016 0 comments
One last Halloween surprise!

For this mini-album, I added tags as I always do from left over scraps; they always make such nice papers and you can never feel guilty for wasting paper! I also used the Boo Collection by Recollections.

Paper made from leftover scraps

Monday, October 24, 2016

Quick Brown Bag Halloween Mini-Album Part 1

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Happy (almost) Halloween!

I found a few banners and spooky tags I the dollar bin at Target so I got the idea of using them to make some quick Halloween brag books. Here are some of the supplies "before":

I used the idea of the lunchback album from a really wonderful tutorial by Pinkscrapper99 on Youtube (thank you for your inspiration!). This brown lunch bag brag book was made from dollar bin banners and tags that I found. I also used Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale. With this book I added an extra little flip to make it a little more interactive.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Peeps-inspired Easter Sticker Card

Posted by Amanda at Saturday, September 10, 2016 0 comments
Even though it was after Easter, I had to make this card! It's made out of clearance stickers and cardstock from Michaels. I think the bunnies are so cute - the shape and color reminds me of Peeps! Now I have plenty of Easter cards for next year.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

First Attempt - Mixed Media

Posted by Amanda at Saturday, September 03, 2016 0 comments
Just a quick update this week - here is my first attempt at mixed media. I used a texture paste that I made myself. Trying my hand at it (on a small scale).

Have a good week!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Spring & Easter Greeting Cards

Posted by Amanda at Saturday, August 27, 2016 0 comments
Hello again!

I wanted to try my hand at making some quick cards with just some of the pretty paper I had laying around. I found my 6x6 big stack from Recollections with a 180 papers called Blossoms and Bliss. I only had time to make two, but I cant wait to have another try at it soon. I just added a layer of black card stock behind it and the card base was pink cardstock (Recollections also) - then stamped some simple flowers with a 'Thank You' on a piece of white cardstock 1 3/4 by 2 3/4, backed it in black. Inside I used some of the left over paper as a side border just for a touch of color. Simple and quick!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Party Girl Dress Card

Posted by Amanda at Saturday, August 20, 2016 0 comments
Here is another card made from using a value card pack from Michaels. I just popped up one of the dresses, used some glitter paper and embossing powde,r and did the some kind of accent on the inside of the card. They always turn out cute and are very quick to make - that's why I have way too many note cards. Maybe some day I'll get them all made. Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear your comments!


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