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

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Lake Cabin Card

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Lake Cabin

I have a customer that lives in a lake house so I made this card for her to give her husband for Father’s Day. I used the Cabin SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables.

SUPPLIES:
SVG File: Miss Kate Cuttable SVG File (cabin)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, parakeet, Java, sea water, Bazzill Blue,smoky)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs Dies (stitched sky die set), Joy Crafts Die (clouds), xyron x, Xyron 510, EK Success pop dots

Bear - fishing scene

I made a lake cabin card scene (see above) and had extra supplies out on the desk from it. I then got an order from a lady that wanted her granddaughter (1 yoa) to give her uncle (17 yoa) a card for “uncle’s day”. He is a big fishermen and I know will teach her how to fish. So I had a bear left over and decided to pair him up with the lake scene. I thought it worked for a kid to give to an uncle. Stamping is not my thing but since I bought the set I thought I would use. The lady and her son “uncle” loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – outdoor activity.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, parakeet, Java, sea water, Bazzill Blue)
Inks: Tombow Markers #947
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs Dies (Stitched Sky Die Set), Joy Crafts Die (clouds), Miss Kate Cuttable SVG File (cabin)


Several Bear cards for Father’s Day

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Bear - Papa Bear

I have a girl at work that calls her dad Papa Bear and she has a standing order for Father’s Day and Birthdays. So when my friend who sales Close to my Heart had the new stamps on her blog I knew the girl at work would want this bear. So even though I don’t like stamping and coloring I bought it. Took me a WHOLE day and lots of different bears to get a few I liked. I ended up making several different cards with the bear so that was good….helped pay for it a little bit! I stamped this one with just black ink and then water colored him in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – spot and/or Stripes.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear - Adventures to start

You remember the baby card I made with an adventure theme. Well this is the dad’s Father’s Day card from the new born. I figured I would use the bear and go with the adventure theme again. I stamped this one with versa mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombo Markers. Did the arms different then the last bear and have a different saying.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat embossing

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear with Heart

Another lady liked the bear and wanted it holding a heart. The set comes with a stamp heart and die. I used just the die and cut it from the same blue paper to make the card. I also stamped the bear with Versa Mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #5 – Original found here: http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2017/04/exciting-things-happening.html

2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat Embossing.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary, Yam)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, enamel dots

 

A farmer, a cool pop and a BBQ griller!

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Cow Fathers Day

So one of the girls at work needed 3 Father’s Day Cards. This dad she said like cows and was a farmer so I said I can do that! When trying to figure how to make it Father’s Day card my husband came up with the inside sentiment “Milk it for all it’s worth!” I loved the saying and so did the lady at work.

I think I might make this into a birthday card by tying balloons to it’s tail!

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used Freshly Made Sketches #1. I love this sketch and have used it several times over the years.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cow are You by Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, lava)
Patterned Paper: cow paper found on the internet. The sentiment is on a piece of the cow paper that comes with the digital stamp.
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Coolest Pop

I showed her the paper from Photo Play – This Guy Line – Keep It Handsome and she said this image was perfect. I used this card by Jody Marrow as my inspiration for the design.

CHALLENGES:

  1. June Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used this card by Jody Marrow as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: Photo Play – This Guy Line – Keep It Handsome

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, raven,) The Paper Studio (brown)

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio white brads)

Chillin & Grillin

And her other dad likes to grill. I made a card for him about three years ago but this is a completely different image and feel to the card. I found Team Dad by Echo Park at my local scrapbooking store and thought it would be perfect for several cards. I ended up messing up one of the cards so I cut the grill out of it so I could pop dot it on top of the original image.

CHALLENGES:

  1. June Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used Mojo Monday Sketch #420 for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: Team Dad by Echo Park

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: EK Success border punch, EK Success 1/16th pop dots

Father’s Day Fishing Card

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Fishing Father's Day.JPG

Sorry not the greatest photo as I took it with my phone…totally forgot to get one with my real camera!

So one of the guys at work bought some of my cards and sent it to his parents. Well his mom now has placed orders that last through out the year. She didn’t order a Father’s Day card (long story) so her son decided to order one for her. So I made it and sent it to her as a surprise. She loved that her son and I did that for her. I used scraps from my scrap drawers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. Original sketch found here:
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/02/freshly-made-sketches-124-sketch-by.html

Cardstock: Bazzill (Java)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)
Accents/Tools: brads, Embossing Folder (We r Memory Keepers – woven)

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Superdad

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Super Dad

A friend had a special request for a co-worker that was trying to adopt his son. The son had called him superdad after a particular day that he was being superdad!! My friend wanted elements from the story in the image. Since I can’t draw stick figures I reached out to Mary Ellen of Dearie Dolls to see if she could/would draw the image up for me. She truly is a Dearie Doll and my angel because she drew this image just for my friends card!! And she nailed it and had everything on there (bear, diapers, baby, bottle on belt)!! When my friend gave it to his co-worker he smiled from ear to ear…and caught himself before crying. This card made his day. Thanks Mary Ellen for making several of us happy and filled with joy!! She has not put this image on her site since it was a special request BUT she stated if you emailed her asking for it she will send it to you… deariedolls@gmail.com. Just note hers does not have a goatee because my husband added it for me! I think this image is perfect for Father’s Day.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme category – Father’s Day or masculine card

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Superdad @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-c0lored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: white brads (hobby lobby), Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

It is National Scrapbooking Day

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Good Morning Crafters!! It is our day to play with paper….whether you are a scrapbooker or cardmaker or BOTH!! Any excuse to leave the dishes in the sink and go play in your room. It is for sure a “Take Out” dinner night! Unfortunately I have to work today since I changed positions at work but I did make up a card for the challenge at Deedee’s Digis!

Tool Time

Deedee decided to give you a little inspiration (excuse) to play in your craft room by having a challenge that starts today and runs till next Saturday, 05/09/2015. All you have to do is “lift” (or CASE) one of the inspiration pieces in the post. You can make a scrapbook page or a card! And you can get your inspiration from a scrapbook page or a card as the DT have done both for this challenge. Here is a sample of what I mean…..Faith made this scrapbook page

Spring garden-Faith-scrapbookpage

and I lifted it with my card above….do you see where I got my inspiration? I went with the layout (3 columns) and four separate images down the middle section. Other ways to lift are by doing the theme (garden or use same digi), color scheme, style, etc. I sure do hope you will come play with us! I love to see people lift projects as you never know what will inspire people.

CHALLENGES:

1) C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #309 – Add a charm/use metal. I didn’t use a charm but I do have metal so I hope it counts.

2) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product: Brads. The screws are brads. (I love brads and have more than I could ever use!!)

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #244– Anything Goes

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #225 – anything but a square card. I made a 5 x 7 rectangle card to show off the cute digis.

5) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #371 – Use a Sentiment.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tool Time @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, Candle, Red Devil)

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

Accents/Tools: Darice embossing folder (brick wall), screw shape brads, pop dots

Technique: “Lifting” (also called CASE)

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