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

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)

Fox for Birthday and Spring Cards

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Foxy

So I made this one first for a lady’s birthday that loves Daisies and her last name is Fox.

Since I had another paper/supplies left over for one more card I made it into a Spring card.

Foxy - Happy Spring

I made this in March just late publishing it!

CHALLENGES: 
1) March 2019 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #1.
Original sketch found here: https://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2018/11/mojo-monday-502.html

2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Spring.

SUPPLIES: 
Image: Girl Fox @ Miss Kate Cuttables
SVG File: Daisy
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop edge punch,

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

Graduation Cards

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Graduation Congratulations

I had an order for a grandson who was graduating from High School. The school colors were maroon, grey, black. I also made another one that instead of the 3 stars it has 2017 in maroon.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites. I didn’t get to this sketch (#5) last month in Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches #396.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp – Congratulations Graduate by Deedee Anderson. Her shop is closed but she might have it on her website http://papercraftromance.com/
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer. I did paper piece the tassel to get it the color I wanted.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, bazzill white, Ash, Crabapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accent/Tools: The Paper Studio stars embossing folder, Star brads

Graduation Doors

So I had a last minute order where the guy needed a graduation card for his grandson. He wanted 3 doors with signs and a male graduate on the card. This is what I came up with. Not super happy with the doors but that is all I could come up with quickly. He liked it so I guess it worked.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – masculine

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Graduation Silhouettes from Deer Custom Designs (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, silver brads, xyron X

Music inspired cards

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Music Wedding

I had an order for a wedding with blues and grey tones and music themed…she is an opera singer. I didn’t get to April’s Card Sketch #2 – originally a Paper Craft Crew #235 – last month and when I looked at it I thought it would work for a wedding card. This is what I came up with and was very pleased with it.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, cinder, smokey, bazzill white)
Accents/Tools: Twine from Target, heart rhinestones, The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Music Birthday

So I needed a music themed birthday for a 96 year old (I made her one last year too). Since I had just made the music wedding card I thought maybe I could put flowers instead of hearts and this is how it turned out. The Recollections flowers were a RAK from TexasMomOf4 several years ago.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
I made another one (see attached) but made it general birthday with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235 for my inspiration.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Happy Birthday flowers

I made the music one and still had a set of flowers left so I made another one just using a Happy Birthday folder instead.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Recipe for a Happy Birthday

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Recipe for A Happy Birthday

Recipe for a Happy Birthday - inside.JPG

One of my regular customers needed a birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves to cook. So I decided to do a recipe theme. There weren’t a lot of ideals out there and mostly were for birthday invitations. So I took some bits and pieces from some cards on the internet then added my own ingredients (ideals came from the mom on how they celebrate birthdays) to make a personalized birthday card!

The “lift category” this month in the April Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com is to lift Cardiographer!! She is one of my favorites and is a friend of mine. She loves Doodlebug (so do I…friendship at first sight!) and she ROCKS it!! I keep telling her she needs to try out for their design team! Even though I did not “lift” a card of hers I “lifted” the use of Doodlebug which doesn’t count for the challenge but I least made a cute card!! Her cards are cuter but I tried! I fussy cut the presents out of some paper. And used a die cut to make the balloons. The recipe card was from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she has some freebies on her site Papercraft Romance.)

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – lift Category – used Doodlebug like my friend Cardiographer does!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Recipe Card from Deedee’s Digis (new site with some freebies http://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum,)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe), (Birthday Girl on the pink dotted balloon)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, black string

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21st Birthday

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21st Birthday

So one of my co-workers requested a 21st Birthday card for his daughter. He said an alcohol beverage was okay and to make it a fun birthday card. Well, I hope I did just that with the bright colors and design.  He said he liked it!

I used sketch #142 at Feeling Sketchy for my design. I found the bubbly drink sticker in my stash that matched perfectly with the Doodlebug glitter stickers I used for the “21”. I finally got to use the frame with bubbles from the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge!!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. April Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use up your stickers!
  2. Feeling Sketchy #142 – use the sketch provided as inspiration
  3. Colour Q Challenge #336 – use the colors provided as your inspiration.  My black is in my lettering. cqc336
  4. Craft Your Passion Challenge #307 – Always Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Stickers: EK Success Cathy B Glitter Stickers (Frozen Fun), Doodlebug Glitter (“21′)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, Granny Smith, white)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Doodlebug Twine, ribbon, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder

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