Tropical Birthday

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Palm Tree Beach Birthday

So I made a card similar to this one last year (see below) …but forgot to post it! But a lady requested a palm tree/beach card for her nephew. This version is different because I used a new sun die I recently got (instead of part of a circle) and made the sand bigger on this one. I made the letters the same color as the sand in hopes it looks like it was drawn in the sand!

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – weather. Not sure if this is what Karen had in mind but it is SUNNY WEATHER on this card! (so wish I was there!)

SUPPLIES:
SVG file: Palm Tree @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Sun metal die: Stitched Sky Dies – Gina Marie Designs @ Scrapbook Outlet
Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ Up Cricut Cartridge, Xyron X

Happy Birthday Palm Tree Scene

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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,

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This is the box that the Christmas cards come in.

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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)

Don’t Worry…

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Inside: It’s All Organic!!!

As I was searching for sayings and inspiration on Halloween I came across this saying and cracked up. This is sooo my best friend!! She is into oils, home remedies, etc. (and I am sooo NOT) so I knew I had to send this to her!!! She isn’t into Halloween but I think it will make her laugh. I love Halloween….what is better than acting like a kid, being silly, dressing up and eating candy!! I don’t do the dark Halloween….I like the fun cutesy side of Halloween. That’s why I kept this card fun, bright, cutesy Halloween even though there is a cauldron. And she will be shocked there is a bow as I don’t do many bows. But when I saw this sketch with the little tag I knew it was perfect (I was struggling with how to put that saying on the front and this sketch made it so easy!)  I used a die cut from Miss Kate Cuttables (I took out one of the green layers and bubbles). I used MOJO Monday Sketch #468 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) October Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire…went with Halloween, witch theme.

SUPPLIES:
Digital SVG File (it also comes as JPG) – Witch Cauldron @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Intense Orange, Intense Kiwi, Snapdragon
Patterned Paper: Leftover Halloween in scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby Ribbon, EK Success punch, Xyron X, scor-tape, EK Success 1/16 pop dot, Glossy Accents

Sport Themed Valentines

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Had some customers want sport themed Valentine’s for their kiddos. I made 3 different ones with this style. One of the ladies wanted 3 sports (soccer, football and basketball) for her kids. So I made the basketball and football different so all the kids have their own individual card.

Valentine Soccer

Valentine Baseball

Valentine Basketball 2

I used a sketch but not sure whose sketch it is as it was a challenge on Scrapbook.com.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3

Valentine Basketball

I used Sketch Saturday#254 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – use a sketch, technique, or saved card that you have been wanting to make.

Valentine Football

I used Sketch Saturday #272 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com– Favorites Category – use a sketch, technique, or saved card that you have been wanting to make.

SUPPLIES:

Soccer Card:

Digital Image: Sports Heart Set at Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: foam dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder Honeycomb

Baseball Card:

Digital Image: Sports Heart Set at Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: foam dots, Lifestyle Crafts Embossing folder Zig Zag

Basketball Card:

Digital Image: Sports Heart Set at Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: foam dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder Polka Dots

Basketball Card #2:

Digital Image: Sports Heart Set at Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: foam dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder Polka Dots

Football Card:

Digital Image: Sports Heart Set at Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: foam dots, Darice embossing folder Dot Background


 

 

More 2015 Christmas Cards

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I had to go into Card Mode and just crank them out and not worry about posting them so I would make sure to get them all done. So here are ones I made that haven’t been posted yet.

I made this card for one of my sweet ladies at the retirement home. I have a couple of them that like it personal for their kids. One ladies loves poinsettias so I try to do one with that theme each year.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill (Crabapple dark, kiwi crush)

Patterned Paper: Carta Bella Paper Company (Poinsettias), Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pack)

Accents/Tools: EK Success circle punch, Fiskars border punch, pop dots

Poinsettia Card

My nurse friend wanted a retro Christmas invitation for her party so I made up the following cards so she could pick and I could get exactly what had she had in mind. The first one was the one she chose.

Supplies:

Digital Image: Vintage Ornaments 2 @ Miss Kate Cuttables

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegent Edges Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, stickles,

 

Retro Christmas Invite

Retro Ornament1

Retro Ornament2

Retro Ornaments

 

Gift Cards and Money Holders

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In October I made a gift card holder so when I sold my cards at our work bazaar I placed them out and let people know I could make different ones since I ran out of time to have several designs displayed. I got orders….so I had to make up more!! I also had a lady ask if I could do money cards so I told her yes, so I had to make those up too. Now money cards were a little tricky finding a size that looked right for money and then finding envelopes. I got my inspiration from this blog but she used Stampin’ Up envelopes that I believe are discontinued as I couldn’t find them in a current catalog.  I figured out what size I needed it to be around and after searching the internet I found 3 7/8 x 7 1/2 envelopes at envelopesexpress.com so the finished card is 3 1/2 x 7 1/4.

I started with the gift cards holders since I already had one made for the order (the deer I made in October). She also wanted the cat image I made a card with and then an ice skater. I was excited about the ice skater as I bought this image, Bella Ice Skate, by Kristi Dailey several years ago and have never had the time to use it. She said the girls hair was between a blond and light brown so I did both and she chose the blond! The original gift card holder ideal I got my inspiration from was at Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts.

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Challenge:

Imagine That….digis by Kris – Customer Link up – link up 10 projects using Imagine That images and receive a $5.00 coupon to the store.

The lady who wanted the money orders wasn’t exactly sure what images she wanted so I made up an ice skater and the reindeer and sent her photos.

Money Holder - Ice Skater

I used I {heart} Sketches #101 as my inspiration.

Here is what the inside looks like:

Money Holder - Ice Skater - Inside

Money Holder - Reindeer

Inspired by Evelyn Holmberg’s sketch on Stick it Down Blog.

I also made a regular card this size to see what they would look like. *Sorry the lighting is not that great. I got a new camera and still trying to figure out how to use it!

Reindeer card

CHALLENGES:

  1. Imagine That….digis by Kris – Customer Link up – link up 10 projects using Imagine That images and receive a $5.00 coupon to the store.
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge – Z is for ZooZoo Animal and of course your creation needs to be christmas.

She really liked the reindeer since her children were 17-21 yoa. So then I sent her other images for her to pick from and this is what she chose.

Money Card - Ho Ho Ho

Money Card - Santa

SUPPLIES:

Bella Ice Skater

Digital Image: Bella Ice Skater by Kristi Dailey

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, scor-tape, Darci Embossing Folder, brads, corner rounder

Mistletoe Kitty

Digital Image: Mistletoe Kitty @ Imagine That…..digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Merry Little Christmas)

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, scor-tape

Joyous Reindeer

Digital Image: Joyous Reindeer @ Imagine That…..digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: corner rounder, scor-tape, Velcro

Ho Ho Ho Stocking

Digital Image: Christmas Cookies @ Deedee’s Digis (going out of business 12/31/15)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

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

Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, scor-tape, Velcro, pop dots

Santa Sleigh

Digital Image: Santa In Sleigh SVG or Digital File @ Miss Kate Cuttables

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, scor-tape, Velcro, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, glue dots, stickles