Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MCT May Challenge

Today I am posting a card that I made for the color challenge at My Creative Time.  I was playing with water color paints and the Hexy Background stamp and got the idea it looked almost tie died.  So I thought the card should say Far Out and to use the Label Font.  After the card was done I was not sure I liked the card base color or should have layered a frame color around the watercolor or what color I should use.  I guess I need to think on what would be better looking.  Just not enough contrast around the water color.

The supplies I used are
My Creative Time:
Hexy Background
Label Font
Surprise Pop-Out Card Die-for the label
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Fun Stitched Edges Dies
Wow So Many Candles

Other items
PTI card stock
GooseBumpz Classic Embossing Folder

I had a lot of fun playing with the water colors and playing along with the challenge!  Thank You for dropping by and taking a look!


Monday, May 12, 2014

#2 Mother's Day Challenge at My Creative Time

Today I have another Mother's Day Card that I will enter in the challenge at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
I really liked the box cards so many people have been making and thought it would be fun to make for my Mom.  It was quite easy to put together and I found it was easier to decorate or stamp, the outside of the box first, before closing or adhering it into a box shape.  This was so fun to make with lots of flowers from
the Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies from My Creative Time.  I was hand delivering this one so I could put the Scallop & Stitched Circle up higher.

Card closed

 A view of the front

 A view from the side.  I like the dimension!
 My Creative Time Products:
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Pretty Spring Wreaths-sentiments
All Around Everything-sentiment
Stitched Curly Label Die
Curly Label Die
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die
Stitched Grass Die
Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO-heart

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage Two, was used for vines and leaves that I attached the flowers to.  I think next time I will make them 2 layers thick for a little more sturdiness.

I had a lot of fun playing with the flower die cuts, mixing and matching all of the shapes, sizes and cuts.  I watched quite a few videos and found some measurements to use to make my card.  I plan to make more of these box cards.  So great you can fold these flat and mail them in an A2 envelope.  Thank you for taking a look.  I do hope you will give this type of card a try.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge at My Creative Time

Today I have a card I made for Mother's Day and will be entering in the challenge at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/2014/05/designer-challenge-mothers-day.html
There is still time to join in on this fun challenge.

For my card I used the newly released Pretty Spring Wreaths stamp set and Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies.  I also used the Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die for the pretty bow.  I was inspired by a card made by Miss Cheryl at http://dragonflydesigns58.blogspot.com/2014/05/springtime-wreath.html
I just love the pretty sentiments in this stamp set.  It has 3 wreaths that can stand alone or be decorated with many flowers, leaves and other add on stamps.  It is such a fun set to use!  The new Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies can be used to create a multitude of fun beautiful flowers and arrangements.  Here is what I came up with.

I used the inlay technique for the XOXO's and Heart on the inside of my Mom's card.  This is so fun to do...I plan to do much more of this technique.

My Creative Time products used:

Pretty Spring Wreaths
Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies
Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Die
Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO Dies
Fun Stitched Edges Dies

Other products used are:
Paper Trey Ink for the colored papers
Stampin' Up inks
Georgia Pacific white card
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

I hope you enjoyed my Mother's Day Card for this fun challenge.  Thank You for taking a look!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Cute! Baby Shower Card

Today I just wanted to share a special card I made for my Niece who is expecting twins very soon.  Today was her Babies Shower and the theme was Thing #1 and Thing #2 from Dr. Seuss.  How fun was this to make a card using those two rascals?  I thought it would be cute to use the Stork & Baby cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and use the Things in a Dr. Seuss sort of way.  On the inside I used a card idea I had seen that looks like 3-D baby blocks.  I inked up the edges to make them look more block like.  I stamped a number of cute small stamps from My Creative Time's (http://www.creativetimeforme.com/) All Around Everything Accessories.  They fit the one inch blocks perfectly.  The letters clouds and sentiments were also from My Creative Time.  The sun, ball, bat and drink were from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons at http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/

Here is the front of my card

 The inside
 The boy side
 The girl side

This was a lot of fun to make...I hope you enjoy seeing it!  The card was a large 8.5" x 8.5"

Products used:
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting files
Cool Sun
Baseball & Bat
Stork & Baby

My Creative Time Stamps & Dies
All Around Everything Accessories
Lowercase Fun Dies
Fly Away With Me Dies
All Star Baby

The ballerina is a Lettering Delight cutting file with a Peachy Keen face from Princess Faces.

Thank You for taking a look!