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

 

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Dino Valentine Cards

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dino-across-the-miles-valentines

My Godparents sent an email that their grandson’s teacher sent out. She asked for Valentine cards to be sent to the child at school so they could learn about different places in the world. So I asked what he likes being 6 yoa and in 1st grade and was told dinosaurs, Pokemon and Star Wars. Mary Ellen drew some cute dinosaurs at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps so I used one of them. I decided for the squares to use small version of the states that the card was coming from (Missouri) and going to (California). I used MOJOMonday #482 sketch but instead of a circle inside I went with a jagged edge square.

See next post for card without maps.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #2.
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – love.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Evening surf, Pansy)
Images: free maps on internet, Valentine Boy T-rex @ Free Dearie Dolls Digital Images.
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

dino-valentine

Inside:
Hope your
Valentine’s Day
is Dino-mite!

Since the dino is so cute and funny I decided he needed to be sent to my guy friend, Dale. I try to send Dale a card for each of the holidays…who doesn’t need happy mail?!!

So I apparently put my paper in wrong in the embossing folder because the textured side go the indent embossing (not sure what that is called) so I decided to use it! I thought it worked great with getting the love/valentine theme across without being a lovey dovey card! I hope the dino makes him smile like it makes me!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #2. MOJOMonday #482
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – love.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Evening surf, Pansy)
Images: Valentine Boy T-rex @ Free Dearie Dolls Digital Images.
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Taylored Expressions Swiss Hearts Embossing folder


Princesses Valentine

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Princesses Valentine

Inside: I hope you have the Happiest Valentine Day in all the Kingdom.

So a lady at work saw the princess birthday card I did and wanted a valentine one for her nieces. So I kept design same but placed a heart in the middle…tried to make it look like they were holding it. This is the last of the princess dies in the package so will have to make Christmas cards with the rest of the dies.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – favorites Category – sketch saved was Mojo Monday Sketch #433.

SUPPLIES:
Die Cut: Pebbles (Winter Wonderland Collection)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Boys Only – puzzle pieces)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Taylored Expressions Embossing folder diagonal stripe

Happy Heart Day

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Happy Heart Day

We made this Saturday at the Retirement Home for our monthly craft. It is an 8 x 8 sign made out of chipboard that they can hang on their front door/window. They love decorating their door/window area of their apartment. I used images from Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business), a doily from Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart Heart punch and my cricut.

CHALLENGES:

1) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #211 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business)

Cardstock and Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby

Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: Cricut, doily, Martha Stewart heart border punch, ribbon,

Gift in a Box

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Gift in a Box Card

I made this for my husband yesterday because it was his birthday. I had been trying to figure out what I was going to make because I like it to be personal and made especially for him. As I went to bed Friday night this ideal popped in my head. My friend helped me tweak the sentiment so it sounded right.

I used a present image from a Christmas digi stamp, Wrapped in Cheer Outlines, at Diane’s Daydream Designs. The colors I picked to use are for my husband as he likes darker shades with black being his favorite. The green on the bow didn’t turn out as dark as I wanted but didn’t notice till I was sticking it on the card so I left it.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #177
2) Squigglefly Challenge #36 – Stripes.
3) Aud Sentiments Challenge #115 – For the men in our life.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wrapped in Cheer Outline Image @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Caught Your Heart

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Cat Valentine's

I have been wanting to get back into playing the progressive challenge at From the Heart Digital Stamps. Since it is the new month of a new year you get this stamp free this month. If you make a project with it before the end of the month then you will get next month’s digital stamp free. And it continues each month you play.

Challenges:
1) From the Heart Digital Stamps – Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge – make something with the free image.

2) Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #1

3) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Love

Supplies:
Image: Caught you Heart @ From the Heart Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinata, Candy Apple, Black)
Patterned Paper: Ki Memories – Wild Thing Flutter
Accents/Tools: pop dots, black brads
Technique: Paper Piecing

All My Heart

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I’m the craft lady at a local retirement home and I do one craft a month with them. I usually do some sort of door/window hanger because they like decorating their doors for each holiday/season. So yesterday this is what we made and now they have a door hanger for the month of February.

Cat with hearts Elephant with hearts Seal with hearts Dog with hearts

The dogs and seals were the most popular! Everyone seemed to enjoy making them so that was good.

This would be cute to fill with Valentine goodies of all sorts (socks, pencils, candy, toys, etc) and hang on your kids bedroom door! Wouldn’t that be a nice surprise to wake up to or come home from school and have waiting for you!

To make the box I followed an old tutorial I did at Clearly iStamp (I just left the lid off of it and hung it from ribbon instead)….go HERE! It is super easy with a few score lines and cuts and you can make an easy box.

CHALLENGES:

1) Pile it on Challenge #4 – Animals

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #53 – Valentine Day or use hearts. I did both!

3) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #191 – Lovey Dovey

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