Thursday, May 28, 2020

Star Grad Center Step Card


My final Grad card this year is for my Daughters 1st born who is now graduating 8th grade and moving up to high school.  I am so not ready lol but too bad...  get over it Grandma!
I love fun fold cards and this wide center step card is one of my favorite styles. 
It folds flat to fit into envelope for mailing

Stitched Stars Stack - Inky Fingers
Swirly Bird - Stampin Up
Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax Banner - MFT I used the smallest then turned it around and ran flat edge back through to cut the flag end on that side too.
Pattern Paper - Paper Studio - The Basics stack

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Dies R Us - Graduation/Congratulations
YNS - Fun Folds
DL.Art May - Any
Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper - Any
Simon says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and please stay safe.



Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Triangle Fold Grad Card

Another Fun fold card, this one is for our second to oldest Grandson who is Graduating Junior College.  I wanted to keep it as clean and simple as I could which is very hard for me to do lol
The top Orange Pattern Paper is from HOTP - finished in a flash birthday kit stack.
I created the bottom yellow triangle pattern paper with a yellow cardstock panel that I stamped all over with swirls before I cut it down to a triangle from my 
wooden stamps collection - Stars & Swirls - Stampin Up 2001
The orange Pattern paper is from HOTP Finished in a Flash book of Papers - Birthday Kit
I used my 1-1/4" Stitched Circle die to cut the stitched green shadow circle.  For the striped pattern paper circles I used my MS 1" circle punch.
Inside I cut a panel from the same green cardstock with the large stitched Rectangle from Bundle of Stitched Shapes - Simon Says Stamp dies and then added the sentiment block.
Here is a shot of the whole card open.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Dies R Us - Graduation/Congratulations
YNS - Fun Folds
Cardz TV - Any
DL.Art May - Any
Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper - Any
Simon Says Monday - We are going in Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by, one more Grad card for me to get made this week.  Happy Crafting!



Monday, May 25, 2020

Sunny Iris Lever Card

I had so much fun building up this Beach scene card with an Iris Lever to close and open.  What a cool card to send out to someone you care about.  I am having ocean dreams since we were supposed to be leaving for our 10 day Alaska Cruise this morning.... UGH dang Covid.  But I am happy to be safe at home making cards and dreaming about this cruise for next year.... Maybe!
This card is coming soon to Creativekuts.com
The Stamped greeting is from  MMH June 2018 Kit - My Hero Arts
I love the little boat on the sunset when you open the iris.  Oops, I should have made it sun yellow behind the boat not sky blue... Oh well my sun has a hole in it lol

I am entering into These Fun Challenges:
Cardz TV - Any
DL.Art May - Any
Mod Squad - Nature Scene

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Smarty Pants Grad Card

For the Z Fold Easel Card fold I used this tutorial:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L4unNoY_Io  from Dawns Stamping Thoughts I cut an extra small piece for the inside fold on mine and then went with my own elements and design layout. 
That really cool large background words paper is from paper wishes HOTP Busy scrappers School Pages stack.  It has some really neat words on it from high school like most likely to succeed, prom, School Dance, College Bound,Gym, Home Ec, Arithmetic and more... Soooo Fun!
The other two smaller cuts are from some pretty scraps in my stash.  I used the star blast edgelits die to cut matching purple cardstock which I placed slightly under the pattern paper.  The sentiment mats are from Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die Stack in two sizes.  The sentiment and owl are from Darcie Stamps - Smarty Pants.  I used the two small stars from the edge die to accent the sentiment.
I went over all 5 Star cutouts on the edger with wink of Stella clear glitter pen and also the 2 small stars on the sentiment mat.
On the inside I cut another pattern paper from my scraps and cut it out with the large stitched rectangle - Bundle of Stitched Shapes - Simon Says Stamp dies
I stamped sentiments from two different stamp sets
For someone very special - YNS - Cupcake Day Stamp set
Congrats Graduate - Stampin up Wooden stamp set - All Year Cheer III - Stampin Up 2002
The diploma is from the same Darcie - Smarty pants stamp set
The stars are the other three left from the star burst edge die cut

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Dies R Us - Graduation/Congratulations
YNS - Fun Folds
Cut it Up - Congrats with Stars
Cardz TV - Any
DL.Art May - Any
Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper - Any

Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Crafting.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Look Up... Giraffe Card

What a fun little positive card this is, very much what we need right now with everything going crazy in the world!  Love the hopeful positive message this will bring to someone.
This is another Fabulous card file coming soon to CreativeKut.com

I added a fun stitched Buzz Trail behind the butterfly -  Stitched Buzz Trails - Lawn Fawn
I added the bee buzz trail stamp and the stitched flowers stamp 
from Crafters Companion Hexagon coordinating Stamp Set

I entered in these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Animal Fun
DL.ART May Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
CARDZ TV - Always Anything Goes - #114

Hope you are having a fantastic week, we are halfway through.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Happy Hot Chocolate

Hi everyone, just know that in my world.... its never too early to get going on Christmas Cards.  LOL
I just love this little mug die!!!
Blue Card front - Base layer - Bazzill Swiss Cardstock
Purple Pre-Embossed - Bazzill Blackberry Cardstock -
cut with Bundle of Stitched Shapes large rectangle die - Simon Says Stamp
Scallop Stitched Oval Stack - cut from Kraft Cardstock
also ran through with Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel Die - Reverse Confetti
Stitched Winter Mug Die - LaLa Land - cut from Bazzill Swiss Cardstock
YNS Gumdrops for Snowflake centers I also added Wink of Stella to whipped cream
Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax Banner - MFT - Cut from Kraft Cardstock
also ran through with Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel Die - Reverse Confetti 
Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax Banner - MFT - Cut from White Cardstock
I created the sentiment myself - Printed and then die cut

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Die Cut Divas - May -  Make it a Beverage
DL.ART May Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Always Anything Goes #114
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -  use dies and/ or punches

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting and stay safe.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hey gill-friend card

I had such fun making this card for my best friend whom I miss terribly right now ..... from the ink blending and stamping to the die cutting and paint splattering.  I doubt that mermaids have gills but this still seemed like the perfect sentiment stamps from YNS - Sea Sentiments for this fun ocean themed card... well wait the fish have gills lol.
I cut the frame out of the card front itself then backed it with the ink blended and ink splattered background.  for the ink spattering i used my Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer held up to a paint brush of white acrylic paint.  I also did some light ink blending on the outer frame of the card front with the lightest blue.  I stamped the seaweed and coral directly onto the background before adhering.  I added the white frame into the inset.... then added another white frame on top of that.  For the adorable die cut Mermaid I had to re-cut the face portion by hand for it to be solid so I could stamp my own face instead of using the die cut one.  For the tail and accessories I used a very thin iridescent paper in light pink for the pearl necklace, dark pink for the top and flower and for the  tail I cut in a light iridescent blue then colored over with a spectrum noir marker to add the purple colors.  I added a lavender gem that I colored over with the same purple spectrum noir marker to the flower in her hair.
For the inside I cut another frame that I lightly inked with light blue ink.  I placed a light blue card stock that I stamped with more stamps from the same YNS stamp set - Sea Sentiments
I used 3 different shades of purple ink for the sentiments and stamped the anchor in black.

Material list:
Your Next Stamp stamp set - Sea Sentiments - sentiment stamps inside and out
Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame 4 Pc die set - Largest
Ink blending  - Seedless Preserves - Mermaid Lagoon - Tumbled Glass Distress inks
Mermaid Girl 7 pc die set
Face stamp - Peachy Keen - Laughy Taffy -  Cricut light green F marker & white gel pen for eye and a fine tip pink sharpie for mouth.
Spectrum Noir LV3 for the tail coloring and the flower center gem
Sealife plants - Mermazing Stamp Set - MFT
Big fish and bubbles - Sea Life set - Spellbinders Sea Animals D Lites,  white gel pen accents
Tiny fish - Mini Nautical die Set - Impression Obsession

I am entering into these fun challenges:
YNS Challenge #138 - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Monday Spritz & Splatter
Cut It Up  Challenge - #199 Friends
DL.ART May Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - #144 Seas the Day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -  use dies and/ or punches

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my latest project.   Stay safe and happy crafting.


Friday, May 8, 2020

Mother's Day Jar Card

Mother's Day in a jar <3
I love love love this fun SVG from CreativeKuts.com
It is from an entire set Called Sentiment Jar Cards
 What A fun Jar Shaped Card perfect for spring or Mother's Day in my case.  I added the little wooden Ladybug from my stash, I sure hope it makes it through the mail okay.
That gorgeous Pattern paper for the lid is from Pink & Main - Beach Babe
Backed with some Bazzill - Dotted Swiss card stock.
For the inside I stamped the pretty flowers and the sentiments from
a stamp set called Pocket Blooms - Stamplorations

I am entering into these fun challenges:
YNS Challenge #138 - Lots of Layers
Mod Squad Challenge - Mother’s Day Card
DL.ART May Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
CARDZ TV - Always Anything Goes - #114
Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper Challenge May


Have a fun and crafty day!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day Layered Label Card

Oh my goodness it has been a long time since I was able to craft. I injured my wrist back in late December early January and I have been unable to do any crafting since then. I am finally doing a little card making and trying to be very careful not to turn my wrist the wrong way.  It sure feels good to be crafting again even if it took me all day to make this very simple card lol.  I made this card especially for my 90+  Ex Mother in-law who lives in a nursing home.  I want her to always know she will always be my Family.
I layered up this fun card with some pretty pattern papers along with a solid lavender card stock and several different dies.  The pretty words and butterflies are dazzles from paper wishes/hot off the press.  I layered some of the matching pattern paper behind the butterflies.  I also added a purple lace  ribbon going kitty-corner across the card from my stash and added some pink flower rhinestones about the card and a couple of pink round rhinestones to go on the butterflies.

My list of supplies:
Main Pattern paper large rectangle layer - Bundle of Stitched Shapes - Simon Says Stamp dies
2 types of pattern paper plus lavender shadow layer - Scalloped Daisy Background Die
Stitched Ticket Label for Sentiment - Wavy Stitched Frames Stack

I am entering into these fun Challenges:
YNS Challenge #138 - Lots of Layers
Mod Squad Challenge - Mother’s Day Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -  use dies and/ or punches
DL.ART May Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!!!


Friday, August 30, 2019

Noel Penguin Peeker Card

Oh man it has been awhile since I was able to post a project or play along in any challenges.  Ready to get back on track!  How cute is this little sweetie? 

Pattern Papers - Merry and Bright - Hot Off the Press
Card stock - Recollections
Large Stitched Rectangle - Bundle of Stitched Shapes - Simon Says Stamp dies
Stitched Triangle Dies - Ali
Stitched Rectangle Scallop Mat
Stitched Rectangle Mats
Dotted Nesting Rectangles - Tutti Designs
Noel Word with Penguin Peeker - CreativeKuts.com

I am entering into these fun Challenges:
Simon Says Monday - S is for --- Snowflakes
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #518
Cardz TV Challenge -  # 97
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Scrappy Land Challenge - # 120  Tutti Designs
DL.ART Aug Linky Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge   


Thanks for stopping by