Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Handmade Paper Garden Card

Posted by Vicki at Wednesday, July 29, 2015 0 comments

These little cards I made from another stamp set I got from Quick Cards magazine for free! The background paper was made by me from pieces of scrap paper that I had; the images were stamped and embossed. I started with a bunch of Kraft cardstock bits and pieces and put them into squares - I love using all my scraps (as seen in my last post) because I feel less wasteful, lol! The silver brads are from Recollections.
I think these are too cute!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sticker Challenge - Panda Paper Craft Cards

Posted by Vicki at Saturday, July 25, 2015 0 comments

I decided to challenge myself and actually try to make something from some cute stickers I bought, rather than just adding them to my ever growing stash! I didn't have stamps or dies for the balloons or bamboo, so I made a template myself for both. I colored the bamboo with Ranger's glossy accents; the balloons I cut out and covered with paper.

The background on the "Congratulations" card is hand made with left over papers from the project. I always like to make papers on tags at the end of every project with the scraps, so nothing goes to waste (and I don't feel guilty)! I almost always like the results. I really had fun doing this and I love every card. I think I'll be doing more sticker challenges in the future.

Everyday Stickers from EK Success
Colorbok textured cardstock
Studio G pink paper pack
DCWV Paperstack - Citrus Matstack
Hampton Art - Celebrate Life Stamps
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle (as seen in my last post)
Colorbok pigment ink
Recollections Detailed Embossing powder
Rangers Glossy accents

The original sticker sheet!

A peak inside - plenty of room to write!

Inside variation with hand colored bamboo. 

More inside variations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Christmas in July - Holiday Window Paper Card

Posted by Vicki at Wednesday, July 22, 2015 0 comments
Hello! Long time no post. I've been pretty busy lately, but I recently went on vacation for a week and had the chance to do some extra crafting, and get some posts ready - so look out for more updates soon!

I have seen so many wonderful tutorials on Youtube using this window die cut, so I thought I would give it a try - of course I had to add a cat! I really enjoyed making these and I can't wait to hand them out in a few months.

Small Window - Poppy Stamps
Cat - iostamps
Martha Stewart punches (branch & present)
Tim Holtz distress ink

I also used Spellbinders Celebrations by Richard Garay for the pierced rectangles - they were the only pierced dies I could really afford, so I have been using them a lot lately!

 The inside I kept simple with some glitter embossing.


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