Yorkie Birthday Box

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I got a request to make a birthday card for a groomer. Last year I needed a Yorkie birthday card so I went looking through the internet. I found a cute Yorkie in a cup at Cute As A Button Designs but there was Holly on the cup for Christmas. So I wrote the designer for permission to have my husband take the Holly off so I could use it for a Birthday Card. She said better yet I’ll draw you a Birthday Yorkie!! Such a sweet artist. So I made the card (realized I forgot to post it so will do that shortly) for a lady in her 70’s and she loved it. So I decided to use that image again for the groomer. It is amazing how cards have different feel to it depending on the paper and design that is used. I went for a more vibrant feel on this card….it just happened because when I saw that balloon paper I thought it was cute with the image! I used sketch #5 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ scrapbook.com. This is also for the Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus – I need birthday cards to replenish my stock so I made 3 more of these to do just that!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Yorkie @ Cute as a Button Designs.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Rain, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Sugar shoppe – dainty dollies, sorbet stripe, sweet celebration) (Birthday girl on the dot)
Technique: Paper pieced
Accents/Tools: xyron X, Doodlebug Design sprinkles spring assortment, cutter bee scissors

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I realized making a card this year with this image that I forgot to post this card last year when I made it April 2016. I needed a birthday card for a lady in her 70’s that liked Yorkies. I went searching the internet and found a cute Yorkie in a cup at Cute as a Button Designs. But the cup had Holly in it as it was a Christmas Image. I wrote the designer for permission to remove the Holly so I could make it a birthday card. She said she would make me a Birthday Yorkie and this is what she came up with!! Adorable!! So my husband colored in the dog and inside of the box and I paper pieced the rest.

I can’t remember the sketch but if I find it I will update it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Yorkie Birthday @ Cute As A Button Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (pre 2006)
Technique: paper pieced
Accents/Tools: flower brads, Fiskars border punch – threading water, cutter bee scissors, Xyron X


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Mickey Happy Birthday

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So I needed a Mickey Mouse inspired birthday card for a 25 yoa girl. I went through my supplies and came across some big round Disney World stickers that we got when we visited in 2006. If I remember right the stores handed them out in the bags when you purchased something. I cut the Mickey out of the sticker and made it the focal point of the card. The ideal/design of the card came from the bonus sketch of the Jan Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch came from Pagemaps. I turned the sketch on it’s side and I replaced the strip of paper with the wording “happy birthday”. I punched the border with my new border punch. Then with the punch outs I put them randomly on the cardstock to make a patterned background. I pop dotted Mickey to give him dimension.

CHALLENGES:
1) January Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product category – Something new – use one of the newest items to your stash. I used the border punch, the happy birthday die and the spellbinders tool to get the diecut out. All three Christmas gifts!
2. Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus sketch – original from pagemaps

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven), Paper Studio (yellow)
Image: came from a generic Disney World round sticker they give away
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch – Stars, Spellbinders tool N one, Sizzix Tim Holtz thinlits die – Celebration words, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, xyron x sticker maker,

Wine Birthday and Friendship

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I had an order for a birthday card for a lady that is in her 70’s with the following inside: “Wine improves with age —
We like it more the older we get!”
This is what I came up with!
I sent a photo this morning and she loved it!

I used MOJObella sketch #25 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. I used the MOJObella skektch #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps (I cut the bird off so I could just have the wine bottle and glass)
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill green, french vanilla), American Crafts (Blossom)
Inks: my husband colored the digital image in photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet printer)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folders (dots, happy birthday), Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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So I realized in looking through my cards I made this at the beginning of 2016 and forgot to post it. This was for a lady that liked a tea/coffee card I did with the same sentiment  but wanted it to say wine. I used the same image, Birdbrain wine, by From the Heart Stamps and just left the bird off.

I can’t remember what sketch I used but if I find it I will update my post.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps

Inks: Husband colored the image in Photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder,

Joy

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So Tuesday after my root canal I decided to clean up a pile on my craft room floor. In doing so I made this card. When trying to come up with ideals last month if I saw a sketch that sparked an ideal I set it aside with the product that I thought would work with it. This was one of those so I made it instead of putting the stuff away. The JOY was actually on a journaling card that came with the paper pack but the patterned paper it was on was not clicking for me. So I cut the JOY out and put it on solid paper and liked it a lot better. The sketch that inspired this card was Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #289.
I turned the sketch on it’s side.

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – any holiday.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest, Ruby Slipper)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Law Enforcement Feel Better card

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A friend at work saw an article on Cards for Cops in November about a Rock Hill P.D. officer, Matt Crosby, that was shot in 2010 while investigating a domestic disturbance. He was paralyzed and is wheelchair bound. He had developed bed sores recently that required him to be bedridden for several months. He was needing encouragement and support as he was going through a rough time. She knew I made cards and thought I might want to make him one. He had been on my list but I hadn’t got to it. Well this past week Cards for Cops put a post that Matt Crosby was taken back to the hospital and could use some encouragement cards. So I made a card that night and took it into work so my co-workers could sign it with me if they wanted to.

I saw this stamp on the internet and thought it was perfect. It is from Papertrey Ink and is called Inside & Out Well Wishes Stamp Set. Well I needed to make the card quick and the saying in the stamp said surgery so I changed it to hospital and printed it on my computer. I like all the stamps in the set and even though I’m not a stamper I think I can handle stamping these sentiments so I bought the set!! Late Merry Christmas to me!

I used sketch #1 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com as my inspiration (original sketch is Atlantic Hearts Sketch #192).

If you are interested here is the address to send him cards:

Matt Crosby

C/O Rock Hill Police Department

320 W. Thorton Ave

Rock Hill MO 63119

Also in St. Louis MO and surrounding areas they are doing a Dine Out for Crosby on Jan 12th to try to raise money to build him a wheelchair accessible home. If you can’t go but want to help towards the cause there is an address to send donations to in the article or just send it to Matt at the above address. Read about it here:

List of restaurants participating in the ‘Dine Out’ for officer Matt Crosby

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Raven, Arctic)

Accents/Tools: blue brads

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