Things that fly

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So the theme of the December Inspirational Card Challenge at Scrapbook.com was Things that Fly. Here are two cards I made.

Unicorn Magical Birthday

I had a request for a 7th birthday party with the theme of unicorns and rainbows. She sent me this card as an ideal of what she liked. The original card has rainbow lines behind the unicorn that reminded me of the paint splatter stamps that TexasMomOf4 always used so I had to buy some! So I finally got them out after having the stamps over a year! I found the unicorn digital stamp at Huckleberry Hearts. I used sketch #2 from November Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch found at Taylored Expressions.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Theme – things that fly. In a magical world I think unicorns fly!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Rainbow Unicorn from Huckleberry Hearts
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, Yosemite, African Daisy, Pansy)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (rainbow hearts), Queen and Co rhinestones, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Your Next Stamp (paint swooshes and splatters)

Butterfly - remake.JPG

I made a card like this out of different doodlebug paper to send to a couple friends. Never got them sent 😦 I thought I had posted the Friend card but couldn’t find it in my files. Well several ladies at my card sell requested it as a Birthday Card instead of a friend card. So this is the Birthday Version.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge -theme – things that fly.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, rain)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe
Accents/Tools: Memory Box Co (Marielle butterflies, Cascadia Butterfly trio, rhinestones, xyron x, scor-tape

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Rockin around the Christmas Tree

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Rockin Around Christmas Tree

I had a request for a guitar themed Christmas card. I found this SVG/digital stamp file. The original has the “as” partial on the guitar. Any way the way the guitar was in my cutting program there were way to many little pieces. So I asked my husband to separate guitar so I could just print it as one piece and add it to the cut out letters. Since all those letters were cut on the cricut I only made one card. If I can figure out how to do differently I make more!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp/SVG file: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree from Scarlett Rose Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen, Bazzill Red)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Happy Birthday Balloons

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Happy Birthday Balloons v1

A lady sent me a photo of a card she liked and said she wanted something like that for her ex-DIL. Most of you know I’m not good at or do a lot of watercolors or distress inks (I did buy 3 but haven’t opened them!) So I went through my stash and found this cool prism looking paper that I got at an estate sell this year. I don’t have stamps so I did the sentiment on the computer. I wasn’t sure about the cords covering the words so I made a version 2. Also my balloons are smaller than the original but I think it worked out okay.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Berry Sensation, White)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Prism Play)
Accents/Tools: Braiding cord, Glue Dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, computer, Paper Smooches Dies (Balloons)

Happy Birthday Balloons v2

So I made a V2 with an embossed happy birthday paper so the strings wouldn’t be lying on the “wording” like in the first V1. I also grouped the strings together.
So I sent her both versions and she said  the loose balloon strings might drive her ex-DIL  crazy!!! Hehehehe. So a made a V3 just to make sure she got what she wanted.

CHALLENGE: Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category
Original: http://ccundy.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-little-watercoloring.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Berry Sensation, White)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Prism Play)
Accents/Tools: Braiding cord, Glue Dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, computer, Paper Smooches Dies (Balloons), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Happy Birthday)

Happy Birthday Balloons v3

So for V3 I went back to the original with the big Happy birthday (printed) on there. Instead of loose strings I tied them together. So I sent her all three so she could decide. She still picked #2!

Which version do you like?

CHALLENGE: Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category
Original: http://ccundy.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/a-little-watercoloring.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Berry Sensation, White)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Prism Play)
Accents/Tools: Braiding cord, Glue Dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, computer, Paper Smooches Dies (Balloons)

Tetris Birthday Card

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Tetris Birthday Card

My friend needed a Tetris Birthday card to match a quilt she made…yep she made a Tetris quilt…it was totally cool. So she sent me a card she found (I couldn’t find it again to link it) and then I found this card as inspiration – click here.
I decided to do a black base since that seemed more real to me and that is how the quilt was done. I punched out all the squares from different colors and then stuck them on (after putting them in the xyron X).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I lifted the card listed above.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, Bazzill Green, Bazzill Blue, Nelly, Ruby Slipper)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, EK Success Square 1/2″ punch

Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaid paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Cute Cards from Journaling/Photo Cards

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Christmas Tree with buttons

I had this image on my desk with buttons that I pulled for it earlier in the year but never made a card with it. I needed a card for a regular customer so I thought this image would work perfectly. This image is from a paper pack I bought a couple years ago. It has several journal cards with images on them. I ended up using several this year to make quick cards. I used Freshly Made Sketches #268 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use something in your stash that is over a year old….paper pack.
2) December Scraplift your Favorites @ Scrapbook.com – You can lift a favorite layout, a favorite card, a favorite sketch, a favorite project or whatever your favorites may be. It can be a favorite from anywhere (Pinterest, blog, scrapbook.com, etc). I used a sketch saved in my favorites – Freshly Made Sketches #268.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (red, rain forest, Java)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (stitched square die cut), buttons, glue dots

Peace & Joy

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Happy Holidays

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels One,

 

Stanta Clause comes tonight

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Snowflake brads, brad – green bar

Plaid Snowman

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Plaid Snowman w-stickles

My Christmas stash is gone so needed to make some Christmas cards. When I saw this FREE image I thought it would make super cute cards and I have a friend that would love it! And I think my step-MIL will like this one too! One of my regulars needed a card for a friend of his and he didn’t have anything in mind. So I thought this would work. I sent him a photo and his response was “can I have that one for my mom instead!” He said she loves Cardinals. So then I had to think of another card for his friend (see button Christmas tree). I added stickles to the snowflakes and snow mounds but the snowflake sparkle didn’t show up very well. I used this card from Taylored Expressions as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category – lift a card from Taylored Expressions blog or Pinterest.
2) December Scraplift your Favorites @ Scrapbook.com – Any Favorite. You can lift a favorite layout, a favorite card, a favorite sketch, a favorite project or whatever your favorites may be. It can be a favorite from anywhere (Pinterest, blog, scrapbook.com, etc).

Supplies:
Digital Stamp: Warm Winter Snow @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps (she has three versions with and without snow) My husband then worked his magic and made it a color version with no snow.
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill red, white, raven)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Plaid Tidings)
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Frosted Lace Stickles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots.

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