Sweet Summer Flower Stand Card

Sweet Summer Flower Stand Card

It’s always a good day when I get to buy flowers.  

I stopped by the Garden Center this morning to pick up a few more.  (can you have too many?)

I LOVE FLOWERS!

I was so excited when I got the opportunity to make a sample for Maker’s Movement using

the new Lemonade Stand Stamp and Die Set.  It is so versatile. 

It makes a cute little Lemonade Stand, Flower Stand, and Fall Cider Stand.  

*FTC Disclosure… “This is a sponsored post for The Maker’s Movement.  I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.”

Here’s what I used to make the Sweet Summer Flower Stand:            (*affiliate link)

   

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Building the Flower Stand

  • When clearing out my mom’s paper collection, I found this woodgrain cardstock.  I never knew what to use it for until I made this card.  Now I wish I could tell you where to find it.
  • The flower stand die has three sizes of dies to use as the board to build the stand.
  • I adhered two pieces of paper together to create thickness.  Run paper and dies through the Crossover II die-cutting machine to cut the shape.
  • I used basic building construction to make my stand.
  • For the awning, I die-cut two pieces.  (one striped, one blue floral)  Cut two sections from the blue floral and adhere to the striped awning piece.

Super Simple Watercolor Background

  • The key to the background is to use watercolor paper.
  • A simple swish with a wet brush and blue watercolor paint to create the background.

Lots of Dimension and Details

  • What makes this card special is all the little details.
  • I used a lot of foam dots behind the various pieces to create a lot of dimension.
  • I doubled up the foam dots under the awning and sign.

I loved the way the card turned out.   I will be making a Cider Stand for fall soon.

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Cardmaking with Vinyl

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

To celebrate World Cardmaking Day I thought I’d share a few cards made with

StyleTechCraft adhesive vinyl.

I created this card for my Grandson Nick’s 9th birthday last weekend.

He was very impressed.  (it could have just been the money included in the card)

Using StyleTechCrafts Ultra Metallic Vinyl* and my Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine*

it was easy to create a card using basic fonts included with the machine.

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And…if you like the look of a Glittery Card at Christmas but hate the mess it leaves.

You can create simple Holiday cards using StyleTechCrafts Transparent Glitter Vinyl* 

and you won’t have glitter hanging around your studio for months and months.

I love the look of the Chrome Vinyl on this simple Christmas Card.  

It looks likes it’s embossed.  (but it’s not!)

This month the StyleTechCraft Design Team was asked to post about their favorite vinyl.

That’s kind of like asking us to pick our favorite child.

It all depends on what you’re doing and which one you need.  (kids and vinyl)

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“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided compensation and product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System

Recently, I was asked by The Maker’s Movement to try out the Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System* to see how I liked it.  (Always anxious to try something new, I quickly agreed.)

*Disclosure… “This is a sponsored post.  I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.”

The machine is compact and portable.  Easy to store and carry.

You can use the Crossover II* with thin metal paper dies, fabric dies and steel rule dies.

The Crossover II Fabric and Paper Cutting System*is similar to other manual cutting systems and uses a “sandwich” configuration with three plates.  (included with the machine)

  • White Base Plate
  • Metal Adapter Plate
  • Clear Top Plate

This is my favorite part of the machine, the adjustable rollers and pressure settings. 

This was the real game changer for me.

It adjusts for multiple layers and allows you to be able to cut a variety of thicknesses.

Not just for paper…

the Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System* can cut fabric, faux leather, craft foam,

chipboard, felt and several other materials.

Here’s a quick little video showing the Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System*in action.

Along with the Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System* I received a few dies from

Maker’s Movement to play with as well.

I created this quick card using paper scraps from Graphic 45 and a combination of the dies

I received from The Maker’s Movement.   I love the tiny foliage stamp I used on the background.

It’s from the Hello Spring Collection.

I liked using the Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System*especially it’s versatility.

A good little machine to have on hand.

Layout and Cards with Jillibean Soup’s Garden Harvest Collection

Layouts and Cards with Jillibean Soup’s Garden Harvest Collection 

This is one of my favorite pictures of my three kids now that they’ve grown up.

Silly, Carefree and Serious

It captures their personalities perfectly.

I have this picture in a frame in my family room,

but, I wanted to use it for a scrapbook layout as well.  (It is my favorite, after all.)

I used Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest Collection Pack* to make my layout and a few extra cards.

I love a “clean and simple” card.

“You are my happy” card.

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Yippee Hooray…a boys birthday card

A fun little card to celebrate a special guys 5th birthday.

The three boys on the card represents my three grandsons.

This week the Xyron Design Team has teamed up with Waffle Flower Stamps & Dies

for some fun projects.  Waffle Flower sent me this cute stamp set called “yippee”.

It’s a perfect stamp set to use for kids cards.

Here’s what I used on my card:                                   (*affiliate link)

  • I stamped a birthday celebration scene using the three boys to represent my three grandsons on white watercolor paper.
  • I colored the stamped image in using my art markers.

There are so many cute kids and components with this stamp set.

  • I used a silver paint marker to edge around the stamped image to make it stand out more.
  • The card and layers were quickly put together using my xyron tape runner.
  • Wrap a couple strands of green and blue twine around the card front and tie with a bow.

A simple little card perfect for celebrating all your special days.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

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I love my Calendar Girls

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl.

You ever get a song stuck in your head?  (over and over again)

When I finished up with these samples last night, I couldn’t get that song out of my head.

For those of you not old enough to remember the song Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka,

I suggest you “google” it.  Then you’ll have it rolling around your head just like me.

(*amazon affiliate link)

It all started with the Calendar Girls Mini Coloring Book* from ADORNit.

I simply water colored the image using a variety of inks from ink pads and a waterbrush.

(It makes me feel like an artist)

The mini coloring books are now available on Amazon*.

And… if you use the code MINIBOOK (all caps) you will be able to buy 2 and get 1 free!  

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Craft Ideas Magazine: Dreams Come True Card

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The newest issue of Craft Ideas Magazine arrived in the mail this week.

Even though I knew it was going to be in there, it’s still exciting to see one of your cards in print.

My dreams come true card using paper and stickers from Paper House Productions

is on page 71.   With Spring Fever setting in big time this week, it was the perfect time to

receive the Spring Issue.

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Make sure to pick up an issue for yourself.

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Dreams Come True

A simple and elegant card perfect for weddings.

Finished Card Size:  5” x 7”

Supplies Used:

  • P-2007 Love 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper  (Paper House Productions)
  • STCX-1001 Wedding Day Cardstock Stickers  (Paper House Productions)
  • STDM-0024 Just Married 3D Stickers  (Paper House Productions)
  • Cardstock: Kraft and Cream
  • 5/8” Sheer Ribbon
  • 3D Foam Mounting Square (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
  • Double Sided Tape Runner

Tools:

  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors

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Directions:

  1. Cut the top left corner of the paper 4 ½ ” x 6 ½ ”. (“dreams come true”)
  2. Add the “lace” border sticker to the bottom of the paper.
  3. Embellish the bottom right corner with the leaves sticker and the 3D white flowers.
  4. Add a foam mounting square under the “heart” and add heart and 3D butterfly to the embellishments,
  5. Adhere onto a 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” kraft cardstock layer and then onto a cream 5” x 7” card.
  6. Add simple ribbon bow to top of the card.

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There’s no place like Home

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You don’t need to be a huge Wizard of Oz fan…

to fall in love with this new paper collection from Paper House Productions.

But if you are, you’re in luck!

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This sweet water colored collection from Michelle Coleman is beautifully done.

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I fell in love with her red poppies.  (Who wouldn’t?)

And as the saying goes…“There’s No Place Like Home”.

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Here’s what I used on my cards:

 

These projects were created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

Autumn Woods Pop-Up card and Fall Collage

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One of the best things about being on a design team is the opportunity to work with awesome

products.  When I got my last box of goodies from Paper House Productions I instantly fell

in love with the Autumn Woods Collection.

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The sweet water colored woodland animals are cute without being to cutesy.

I knew as soon as I saw them that they needed to be made into a pop-up card.

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Tips…

  • I apply baby powder on the back of my stickers with a small paintbrush to remove the tackiness.  That way I can use my stickers like die-cuts.
  • On the front of the card:  I love adding dimension… so under the “Autumn is in the Air” and the “bunnies” I used 3-D foam mounting squares.
  • Add even more dimension to the inside of your pop up card by adding thin foam mounting squares to the stickers “tree” and  “autumn woods” and strategically placing them on the background.
  • I created a couple of pop-up steps for my forest friends.

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While cleaning up the Autumn Woods scraps laying on my desk, I decided to make a Fall

Collage using a rummage sale frame I picked up last month for next to nothing.

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All in all… I would have to say that the Autumn Woods Collection has to be my favorite

Paper House Productions collection so far.  (at least for the time being)

Here’s the list of the Paper House Products I used:

These projects were created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

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How to Create a Birthday Card for the Football Fanatic in your Life…

Everyone has that one family member that really LOVES football.  (maybe it’s you?)

Here’s a card I created for Craft Ideas magazine’s Fall Issue.  (page 69)

A fun football themed birthday card for young and old.

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How to make a Football Birthday Card…

Made with papers and stickers from Paper House Productions sports collections.

Supplies Used:

  • P-2058 MVP Tags 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House Productions)
  • P-2060 All Star 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House Productions)
  • P-2056 Footballs 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House Productions)
  • STCX-1010 Football 12” Cardstock Stickers
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • 3D Foam Mounting Squares
  • Double Sided Tape Runner
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Make a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ top-fold card from brown cardstock.
  2. Cut a 4” strip of the green football sidelines border sticker and adhere to the bottom of the MVP tag.  Cut 3 ¾” x 5” panel  from  “All Star” scrapbook paper and adhere MVP tag off-centered as shown.  Adhere All Star panel onto 4″ x 5 1/4″ black cardstock panel.  Adhere all layers onto card front.
  3. Embellish card with letters and football stickers as shown. For added dimension, adhere “Go Team Go” sticker with 3D foam mounting squares.

Football Birthday Card Inside 6378On the inside of the card:

Cut a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of “Footballs” scrapbook paper. Layer it onto a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of black cardstock and adhere it in the inside of the card. Embellish with stickers.

 

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Make sure to check out Craft Ideas Magazine for Craft Ideas for Every Occasion, Every Skill Level.