Another card inspired by a sticker

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I almost forgot about this card!

Spring Flowers Easter Card

I’m not even sure what I was looking for but found this Spring Flowers sticker all by itself. Well, Scrapanda has challenged us to use our stickers and I happily accepted. I went looking at sketches and found Sketch Saturday #402 would work nice with the sticker. I then went to my Easter scraps and found this old KI scrap that matched perfectly!! The tag looked to bare so I got out my new basket weave embossing folder since baskets go with Spring! Got out my EK Success flower punch to add a little something in the corner of the tag! Oh and a little purple gingham ribbon and the card was done…all inspired by a sticker!!

Cards inspired by stickers

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So you have heard me talk about that I’m on a kick to use my stuff that I have in piles everywhere. One of the ladies at scrapbook.com started a sticker challenge. I thought that would be great to play along as I have 2 sticker binders (remember those 12 + years ago!!) full of them. A lot of the stickers I have are for scrapbook pages and are to big for cards but I still have a several I could use up!

So I went into my sticker binder looking for stickers to make cards with and came across two packs that I think were from the $1 bin at Wal-mart but not positive. This is what I came up with:

Vellum Vase Sticker

I used this card (http://archive.feedblitz.com/303249/~3876871) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Allsorts Challenge Blog #356 – Wings – My butterflies have wings.
  2. March Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use your stickers!
  3. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorite Category – pick a card or sketch you have saved and lift it!

SUPPLIES:

Stickers: unknown

Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Blush, Tapioca, Guacamole, White)

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Darice embossing folder,

Bee Flower Sticker

I used OWH Sketch #256 as inspiration for this card.

CHALLENGES:

  1. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #356 – add some bling. There was bling in the flowers and then I added some to the top right corner.
  2. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #270 – Anything Goes.
  3. March Sticker challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use your stickers!
  4. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorite Category – pick a card or sketch you have saved and lift it!

These are generic and could be used for different occasions so I left them blank till I know what I want to use them for.

SUPPLIES:

Stickers: unknown

Accents/Tools: gems

Tea is Happiness

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Tea Happiness

So my nurse friend ordered this card for her boss that has a birthday this week. Her boss loves tea so she asked me to do a tea themed card. I sent her several images and sayings and this is what she picked. The original pre-colored image has blond hair. She wanted the lady to have dark hair because she looks like her boss. So I once again batted my eyelashes and asked hubby to color in the lady and give her dark brown hair. Well he colored the whole image without even seeing the original and got so darn close to original colors. I then took the image and saying she picked and put them together to make this card. She loved it!  The image, Tea Time,  is a free one at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

I apparently like this sketch found on Stickersnfun.com as I used it on two cards this month (see below for 2nd card)!

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tea Time @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. Tea Time Accessories @ Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer available)

Cardstock: American Crafts (green -unk name), The Paper Studio (pink)

Patterned Paper – unknown in scrap drawer (I embossed on it)

Inks: My wonderful husband colored the image in Photoshop and then I printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Accents/Tools: Roses are from Michael’s, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Rosa),

Sticker - St Patrick Day

Here is the 2nd card I made this month with the sketch from stickersnfun.com.

I actually made this one first. Trying to use up these stickers that I got at hobby lobby over a year ago. I thought the sketch would go perfectly and it did. I plan on making several other months with the same sketch….just have to find the time.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – Paper, sticker or stamp with text/words
  2. March Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use up stickers from your stash.

SUPPLIES:

St. Patrick’s Day Sticker – The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby

Clovers – cut file but not sure where from

Patterned Paper – Reminisce (lucky stripes)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen)

He is Risen!

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Jesus is Lord - Easter

I needed a Christian themed Easter Card so I went with this FREE image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. I tried to find the post with the freebie in it but I think it was several years ago on her old blog so I couldn’t find it.

In the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com the Lift Category was on of Scrapanda’s cards and this is my version of it.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: He is Risen Booth @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: American Crafts (green…don’t know the name), Bazzill (Snap Dragon, Dark Purple is retird)

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Wicker Weave and mini dots)

An ornery Easter

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Happy Easter Bunny

So I saw this image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and he just made me smile in all his plaid and polka dot combination! So I wanted to use him but didn’t have anything in mind at the time. Well, a friend of mine, Dale, was in the hospital last month with heart issues. I wanted to make him a get well card but nothing came to mind. He is already home now so I thought maybe I will just make an Easter Card and I remembered this image. Then I made my girlfriend’s card (see post before this one) and took the saying I put on hers and changed it to fit Dale:

Hoping your Easter world
is bright and colorful,
weird and crazy,
ornery and special…

…just like you.

I decided it fit my brother too so I hit him a card also!

I used sketch #6 at the Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the original sketch is from i {heart} sketches #120).

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge #6 – use the sketch as inspiration
  2. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category #1

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Easter Bunny @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Starmist, Snap Dragon, Mango, Lemonade)

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Gingham and Polka Dots), EK Success corner punch

 

 

Bunny with Carrot

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Easter Bunny Carrot

Inside:

Hoping your Easter world
is bright and beautiful,
warm and wonderful,
sweet and special…

…just like you.

So I found Gerda Steiner Designs while looking for examples of pig stamps out there since that was the theme I chose for the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. She has clear, rubber and digital stamps so something for everyone. While looking around on her site I found the monthly challenge… which I love monthly challenges. A digi stamp is posted each month and you have to make a project using it. Then you will get next months stamp FREE!! So I decided to “hop” in this month (pun intended) and purchase this cute rabbit so I could play along. I thought he would make a cute Easter card and he did. I sent it to my best friend in Kansas City as I’m still trying to send her a card a month.

The images only come in outline so I had to bat my eyelashes at my husband and ask really nice to color this up for me in Photoshop. He did and somehow always knows what colors to use. I just happen to have the perfect doodlebug paper from YEARS ago that matched it.

I used sketch #2 that was posted on the March Card Sketch Challenge (Kathy101) @ Scrapbook.com. It doesn’t say where the original sketch came from. I didn’t follow it exact but you can see the sketch…that’s what I love about sketches…they start your creativity but you aren’t bound to stick to the exact sketch.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – March – Use the digital image to make a project and next month’s image will be free!
  2. March Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – I used sketch #2.
  3. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration #1 Category.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Carrot Bunny @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Raven)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug

Inks: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my awesome husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Michael’s dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

Bunny Heads

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Bunny blocks1

Bunny Blocks2

So Easter threw me for a loop being a week after St. Patrick’s Day. So today I had to make several cards as I knew a couple ladies at the retirement apartment wanted to buy some. With trying to use up my supplies I decided the bunnies on the 10-12 year old patterned paper would look cute peeping out of boxes. So with a little fussy cutting…I got a  cute card out of old patterned paper! I also used up pieces of cardstock before cutting new sheets so that is why different colors are used in different places on the two cards. I made 4 all together and will probably make more!

CHALLENGES:
1) March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Inspirational Photo #1 category.
2) March Card Sketch Challenge (Kathy101) – sketch #4 which was originally a Pagemaps sketch.
3) Clear it Out Challenge March 8th – Theme: anything goes. Stash: patterned paper over a year old. Mine is 10-12 years at least!!

SUPPLIES:
Bunnies: cut from patterned paper – Treehouse-Designs (Q191 Easter Bunnies)
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue bell, Pollen, Petunia, Snap Dragon, White)
Accents/ Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (Wire Fence), Cuttlebug Embossing folder, twine, 1/16 EK Success Pop Dots

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