Rainbow Inspired Cards

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Another one of the guys at work gets a mother’s day card for his mom and her theme is rainbows. So I made two versions and then made it in other colors case other people liked the design.

 

Happy Mothers Day Rainbow1

He chose this full rainbow one for his mom!

Another customer chose the same full rainbow one for her 3 daughters!

Happy Mothers Day pink-orange1

Happy Mothers Day pink-blue1

Happy Mothers Day yellow1

I made the yellow one for another customer whose wife loves yellow and they have 9 kids so I represented that with 9 hearts and a big heart for the husband.

Here is Version 2.

Happy Mothers Day v2

I found inspiration for V1 and V2 cards on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product Category – vellum

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Memory Box (Flicker Hearts), Lawn Fawn (LF492 Hearts), Lawn Fawn (Mother’s Day Border)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Happy Birthday Rainbow

So I made several different sizes of rainbow stripes so I decided to turn this one into a birthday card.

This card is for the May Happy Mail Challenge at Scrapbook.com. Dawn.s put out a request:
I do have a special request for a young lady who’s only wish for her 18th birthday is to receive cards in the mail. Her name is Julia and she is the niece of a friend of mine. Julia is autistic and will be graduating high school soon, from special needs classes, with the capabilities of a second grader. Her birthday is May 9th and handmade or store bought cards would be welcomed.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Queen & Company (words), Stampin Up (Stitched Star Dies)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Standing order for Mother’s Day

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I have been making some of the guys at work cards for their mom’s and wives for several years. This is one of my longest customers and every Mother’s Day he gets a card for his grandma (flamingos), Mom (cactus, old west), wife (sunflowers) and step-mom (garden, flowers, old trucks). So this is this years cards….

I original made this one for a guy who wanted a “bright happy sunflower” card to encourage someone. Sunflowers usually have darker colors to it because of the darker yellow Sunflowers are. But he wanted a brighter yellow so this is what I came up with. Hope he likes it! I used Sketch~N~Scrap World Card Making Day 2019 sketch #4 as my inspiration.  I found a color scheme on the internet and then modified it a little.

Bright Sunflower

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oases, Atlantic, African Daisy, Hillary), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Create a Sunflower)
Accents/Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (wire fence), Doodlebug Sprinkles (Birthday girl)

So I had bought some sunflower stickers and made this version for the wife that loves sunflowers! (I have been making her cards since she was the girlfriend!)

Bright Sunflower sticker

Cactus Mothers Day

This card was inspired by one of Karen’s (TexasMomOf4) cards that we are lifting as part of the May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge.

This is not showing up very well in the photograph on here. I promise it looks way better in real life. It is a different style for me but I think I like it. When I started putting the plants on the popped up piece I had to hang them off to make them fit. I liked the look and realized Karen’s had a little hanging off too. Thanks Karen for the inspiration!

P.S. – the background is paper that comes in the paper pack.

SUPPLIES:

 

Flamingo Mothers Day

His grandma gets a flamingo Mother’s Day and Christmas card every year. So this is paper from the same line I made her card in 2014. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #361 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella (Summer Lovin’)
Accents/Tools: Scallop punch

Happy Mothers Day flowers

This was for his step-mom and was also one of my popular Mother’s Day cards this year. The flower was cut from a patterned paper in a paper pad. The patterned paper also came from the same paper pad. Added some cardstock, twine and cute sketch and the card was done! I used the Sketch~n~Scrap Sketch #165 for my inspiration.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – card for Female.
May Happy Mail Card Challenge – I sent this one to my Godmother.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Hobby Lobby (dark blue), Bazzill (rain)
Patterned Paper: Craft Smart Paper Pad (Deep Blossom)
Accents/Tools: twine, Fiskars Scallop Edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Raccoon inspired cards

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Racoon - Be Happy

I had a request from a lady who wanted a birthday card for her niece that was in her 20’s. One of the things she liked was raccoons so I decided this image from Gerda Steiner was perfect. The lady requested “be happy” on the sign.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

I then decided this would be the perfect card to send to a nursing home in Texas asking for cards during the quarantine.

Racoon - Happy Thoughts

The guys at work told me to take a day off since it has been a stressful month. They told me to make cards or something. Well that night I saw a post where a retirement/nursing home in Texas wanted cards sent to the residents. So I told them I made this so they all they had to sign it!! What was funny was that I didn’t bring in right away and they even asked me where the card was for the “nursing home!!” They try to be tough but they have soft hearts!!

I just changed the sign to “Sending Happy Thoughts” to make it a thinking of you from Missouri card.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday
Happy Mail Challenge – sent to a nursing home in TX.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

Spring Time Cards

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I have a customer that has an older lady friend that he is like a nephew too so I decided he needed to send her a springtime card! She loves the garden and figured she could use happy mail during the quarantine. Then I ended up making two alike so I decided my best friend, Cheryl, needed a happy mail card too so she got the Hello Sunshine.

Springtime

Cutting out a different photo journaling card I had that pink frame left over. That flower piece is another journaling card and it fit over it perfectly so I put them together. Then I saw Sketch #360 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and used the “springtime” cut from same paper to put the card together!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Hello Spring, Easter Express, Bunnyville)
Sketch found here: http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-360.html

Hello Sunshine

Made this with other leftovers (pink corners and Hello Sunshine tag piece). I sent this one to my Best Friend Cheryl for the Happy Mail Challenge – figured everyone could use happy mail right now!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Hello Spring, Easter Express, Bunnyville)
Sketch found here: http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-360.html

2nd batch of Easter Cards

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Well goodness! I forgot to keep posting cards! Before I get to Mother’s Day cards I better post the rest of Easter 2020.

Easter Embossed Cross

I made this card for a couple customers that wanted a Christian themed Easter Card.
April Inspirational Card Challenge – embossing

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Sunbeam, Heather, Pansy)
Embossing Folders: Darice (Cross with Script, Scroll Flourish Corner)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Easter Embossed Cross - all three

After I made one for orders I decided to make some for my friends and family. So I made them in three colors that I felt fit the receiver.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – embossing

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Limeade, Blossom, Flamingo, Blue Oasis, Tropical)
Embossing Folders: Darice (Cross with Script, Scroll Flourish Corner)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Coloring Eggs - outside

Coloring Eggs - inside

As I was working on Easter Cards I saw this photo journaling card and got to thinking about how I could turn into a Easter Card. I came up with the ideal to add the dots and the rest of the sentiment. I had my friend make it sound good and this was the finished product. I came up with this ideal because I like the fun part of Easter but also remember that Jesus is the reason for Easter. I sent this to my new adopted Niece and Nephews and they loved it!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Inspirational Photo – I went with the Easter theme and the eggs.

Used Create with Connie & Mary Sketch #602 for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis)
Patterned Paper and Journaling Photo Card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Queen & Co pink dots

Easter Chic on Eggs

One of the ladies wanted a card for her dad that is into gardening and native Nebraska flowers. So I learned that the daisy is a native Nebraska flower! So I added the flowers to the journaling photo card and then used Sketch #594 at Cards with Connie & Mary (I flipped it).

I made two cards so I decided to give one to my friend Dale.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – patterned paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, American Poppy, Intense Kiwi)
Patterned Paper and photo card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (spring), SVG daisy cut file

Happy Easter Egg

So I make cards for a guy at work and then I also make cards for his mother. I made Easter cards for the mother to give to her friends and son (watercolor paper cross card). Then I made this card for the son to give to his mother (parents). She wrote me today and said she loved it! The mom likes flowers so when I saw the journaling photo card I knew to pair it with this bright happy flower paper! I cut down the journaling card and put the dotted frame around it. I used Create with Connie & Mary Sketch #598 as my inspiration. I used a flower punch to add to the strip below the egg. Because some of the journaling photo cards are big I bought 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 envelopes so this card is 6 x 6. It’s big but not too big.

I made 2 of these and sent one of these to my Aunt Barb! Happy Mail!!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Bubblegum, Intense kiwi, Orange Juice, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Parade, Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (spring), flower punch, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles framelits dies, pop dots

He is Risen - all three

I needed a card for a lady to give her son. So he got the green/yellow one since that was more manly. I used an older image from Clearly Digi Stamps (no longer in business). Since I’m not good with inks and watercolor I used paper that was already done for me!!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration – Easter theme

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Watermelon), American Crafts (lipgloss)
Patterned Paper: Recollections color splash 6 x 6 paper pad
Digital Image: Clearly Digi Stamps/Clear Dollar Stamps (Jesus Paid It All) (No longer in business)

Easter Cards 2020 – 1st batch

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Happy Easter House scene

Making Easter cards and this one is super simple. Used the photo card and added the Happy Easter border on the bottom!
Challenge: March Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – spring

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper/Photo Card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville – Coloring Eggs), Doodlebug (Take Note – Color Waves)
Accents/Tools: Lawn Fawn Happy Easter Line Border

Follow the Bunny

Making Easter Cards to sell or mail to friends. I used the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch #478 as my inspiration.

Challenge: March Inspirational Card Challenge – spring.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Happy Easter – Easter Eggs)
Journal Card: Echo Park – Celebrate Easter Collection
Accents/Tools: white ribbon

Bunny Train

While looking at my supplies I saw this train and remembered a sketch I had seen which I thought would pair together great. One of the ladies at work just told me her mom likes trains so this will be for her to give to her mom.
Sketch: MFTWSC475 

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Express – Easter Basket, Springtime stripe)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Cardstock Stickers (Easter Express), ribbon, stapler,

Egg with Flowers

Matching sketches with supplies I had out to make Easter/Spring Cards. MojoSketch530 

Challenge – March Inspirational Card Challenge – spring

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Kachina, )
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Express – Chickie Babies, Springtime Stripe)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Cardstock Stickers (Easter Express), Martha Stewart edge punch)

Coloring Eggs

So when I did the Easter Train card I decided to not use the cart with the paint brushes and used the jelly bean one instead. So in wanting to use up that sticker I thought it would pair with the paint brush and egg stickers on the same sheet. I then saw the sketch MFTWSC474 and it worked perfectly!

CHALLENGE: March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, Intense kiwi)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Express – Easter egg dot)
Stickers: Doodlebug (Easter Express)

Cat With Sign – Birthday

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Cat Sign Birthday

So I needed a card for my co-workers wife and my niece. They both like cats so I went looking in my images and found this digital stamp (also comes in a clear stamp) from Gerda Steiner (Cat Holding Sign). My co-worker got deployed at the end of Dec and his wife turned 30 this month. I know it has to be hard without her husband so I’m going to send the card with a small gift certificate to get some local Andy’s Custard!
On my niece’s card I will place her name on the sign instead of the age. Found the patterned paper in a workout paper pad from Michael’s (Craft Smith)….trying to use up some stuff on hand.

I used sketch #3 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com. The original sketch can be found  Here At MojoMonday.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Whirlpool, lily pond, Kachina, velvet)
Patterned Paper: Michael’s Paper Pad/Craft Smith (Working on my Fitness)
Metal Dies: Avery Ellie (Pro Banner), Sizzix (dotted Circles),
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Queen & Co Epoxy white dots,
Inks/Pens: Stampin’ Up
Digital Stamp: Cat Holding Signat Gerda Steiner (also comes in clear stamp called All Cats)

 

Country Home Cards

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Last year I went on a Scrapbooking cruise out of Galvaston, Texas. It was put on by a couple Stampin’ Up Demonstrators. Which I have really never used their products because I’m not a stamper! Well they had some items set up that you could make if you wanted and you were given the products to make them. They had a cute fall hanger but I didn’t need a fall hanger so I took the supplies home and decided I could make cards out of it. So here are three cards I have come up with so far.

Grateful Heart

I used Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! May 25, 2017 sketch for my inspiration.

Greatful for someone like you

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #187 for my inspiration.

 

Todays the perfect day

Inside: … for thinking happy thoughts of you.

I used My Favorite Things Sketch #318 for my inspiration.

Supplies on all cards:

Stamps: Country Home by Stampin’ Up

Patterned Paper: Country Lane Designer Paper by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock: Bazzill (Cajun, Palo Verde)

Accents/Tools: brads, ribbon, EK Success scallop punch

 

Airplane

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Plane Happy Birthday

I had two birthday cards to make. One for a pilot and one for a guy who likes to fly remote controlled planes. So I used a digital stamp that I had and cut off one of the birthday messages to make it work for my design. The pilot lives where it is cold so I put snow on the mountains for his and left it off for the one that lives in Florida.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Airplanes @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Metal Dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched mountain borders, forest border), Joy Crafts (cloud)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Arctic, Hillary, Pinecone)
Ink: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Epson XP-440
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, scor-tape 1/16, 1/4

Fathers Day - airplane red

Fathers Day - Airplane

I wanted to try this design (see previous airplane birthday card) but with a new die I got. So I made Father’s Day and Happy Birthday banners so it could be used for either! I made it in red and blue. A lady ordered one for her dad and grandpa so I made different colors!

SUPPLIES Red Airplane:
Metal Die: IO Dies (Plane with Banner), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Mountains, forest border), Joy Crafts (clouds)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain Forest, Walnut, Starmist, Bazzill Red)

SUPPLIES Blue Airplane:
Metal Die: IO Dies (Plane with Banner), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Mountains, forest border), Joy Crafts (clouds)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain Forest, Walnut, Starmist, Arctic)

Porch Swing

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Porch Swing

I needed a birthday card for a lady that has a lake house and loves to be there. Also, needed a retirement card for a lady at the Retirement home who wanted to give it to the director who was retiring. So I decided this could fit both orders!
I made one a couple years ago that my husband made me because there were no digital stamps of a porch swing. But before Doodle Pantry retired she made this porch swing. So it was perfect to use in a pinch. The flowers were pink but I had my husband change them to purple to match the color challenge of the July Inspirational Card Challenge – purple & yellow! Simple card but it was perfect!

Digital Stamp: Porch Swing (Doodle Pantry no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Bouquet)

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