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

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)

Love You

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I made this card as a sample for one of the guys at work. He has a standing order for a Valentine and Mother’s Day card. He liked it but wanted it done in red, black and white. So another guy bought this one! I lifted a card from Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty….love her cards.

February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category – Mary Fish At Stampin’ Pretty- Love Card

SUPPLIES:
Metel Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz ( Celebration Words: Script, Scribbles & Splat)
Cardstock: Bazzill (watermelon, raven, white)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy dots – black, Darice Embossing Folder (wire fence), Xyron X, Xyron 510,

Penguins sledding

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penguin-sledding

A lady at work has an elderly friend that loves penguins. So this is the 2nd year she has requested a box card set to give her friend as a gift (then her friend will have 5 cards to hand out next year). I make the cards flat so it is easier for her mail. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #328 as my inspiration. She gets 5 cards and 5 envelopes in the handmade box (see next photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking,

Penguin Sledding Box.JPG

This is the box that the Christmas cards come in.

penguin-sledding-2

So then I make a card similar to the ones that are in the set for the lady to give her friend. I used Digi Sketch Challenge (8/18/14) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking, blue brads (Paper Studio)

‘Tis the Season…for Ugly Sweaters

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chiefs-ugly-sweater-christmas

My co-workers and I decided to go in together and get my boss a gift card so I needed to make him a card for all of us to sign. You can’t buy a card when they know you are a card maker!! He is into woodworking so I got cool wood snowflakes, tags and wording that I was going to use to make his card. Well, it was suggested that he is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan so a Chiefs Christmas card would be perfect. So I went searching the internet and came across this ugly sweater photograph. I printed it out on Bazzill white and cut it out. I then Pop dotted it to give it dimension. I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #185 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. December Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – lift a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Found on the internet

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, white), yellow is Paper Studio

Twine: Recollections

Embossing Folder: Darice – snowflakes

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Thanksgiving Cards for Grandchildren and Daughter

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scarecrow-thanksgiving

I had an order for a grandson Thanksgiving card. I think he is around 6 yoa but not positive. I sent her several images and she picked this one. This is a FREE image from Dearie Dolls.

I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #182 that is sketch #4 in the November Card Sketch Challenge. I turned it on it’s side and used the fence as my strip.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Thanksgiving, fall, thank you

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scarecrow and Hay @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, Pauly Poo, Glow, white)
Inks: Pre colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence punch, Taylored Expressions Cloudy Days embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee Scissors, Darice Embossing Folder – Brick wall,

hey-pumpkin-kitty-thanksgiving

I also had to make a card for a granddaughter. Not sure her age but believe it is fairly young. Grandma picked this image and this is what I came up with. I used sketch #5 of the November Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Original sketch is My Favorite Things Sketch #280.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Thanksgiving, thanks, fall
2) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5
3) Imagine That Digi Stamp – Customer Gallery – link up your cards for a chance at free digis.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pumpkin Kitties @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Lemon Grass Collection – Straw)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

squirrel-w-flowers

And then the lady wanted a card for her daughter (the mother of the grandchildren). She picked this image and this is what I came up with. My first time using the tiny brads from The Paper Studio…they were perfect for the little flowers. Super old paper….wonder if I’m the only one that still has this!!

Paper Play Sketches #19 used as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Punch category – flowers punch
2) Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your Design Challenge – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Squirrel with Acorns @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Yam, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: EK SUccess Inspirables Simply Seasonal (Harvest-Floral, Harvest-Stripes)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success flower punch, The Paper Studio brads, Micro glue dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

 

Graduation

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Graduation

I needed a card for a friend who graduated college while working full time and raising a family. Very proud of him! So I used the sketch from the card challenge and made this whole card out of scraps!! Now that I’m looking at it I should of tilted the the top circle on the bottom so it would look like the hat was falling…oh well will do if I make another card! I got to use a brand new embossing template that I got a couple months ago when they were on sale at JoAnns.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Challenge – original sketch can be found here:
http://www.studiocalico.com/2013/09/sunday-sketch-aleksandra

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: TPC Studio (Valedictorian), The Paper Company Studio (Grad Plaid), Reminisce (The Graduate)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 3/4 circle punch, Reminisce enamel dots, Darice Embossing Folder (graduation cap), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, white brads

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