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it’s one of those days…….

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right?  Hopefully it does not happen often but there are times when it’s just not your day.  And this stamp and sentiment from I Brake For Stamps says it all..

 

The stamps are from the Carmen Medlin Curiosities line at IBFS.  This set of the monster and the sentiment is called Some Days Set and can be found here.  It is also available in the Curiosities Set 2 which includes 5 other cute monsters and sentiments.  That set can be found here.

I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.  The grass is an EK Success punch.  The polaroid frame is a silhouette file.

The patterned paper has stitch lines in the design and I wanted to carry that onto the card so I cut the paper and some white cardstock with a curved lines stitch die – here is a close up.

I have to say that I just love these little monster stamps and especially like that they are paired with funny sentiments.  Be sure to stop by the IBFS store to check them out.  You can get 10% off your order with the code SAVE10NANCY.

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baby onesie card

My niece and her husband are expecting their first child right around Christmas.  I won’t be able to make it for the baby shower (I live too far away) so I decided to send her a gift card – enclosed in a cute card shaped like a onsie!

onsie

The card is from the silhouette design store and you can make it any size you want – mine ended up being about 6 inches tall.  The truck on the front and the edging on the arms, legs and collar were all cut from the same patterned paper.

When I first cut the onesie shape in blue cardstock it looked a bit flat so I embossed it with a cuttlebug folder called Oxford.  It’s my latest favorite embossing folder!  In fact I liked it so much that I ended up buying a second one because I forgot I had already purchased it!  And now I am trying to sell the extra one on one of those de-stash facebook sites.  Take a closer look at the embossing.

onsie-closeup

 

Once the card was put together I did not have a regular envelope to fit it, so I just grabbed a sheet of scrapbook paper from a baby themed pad and made my own.  I made a tag using a file from the silhouette design store (baby boy) and adhered that onto a scalloped circle cut with a spellbinders die.   Here is what the final package looks like. Thanks for stopping by today!

onsie-envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

birthday stars

Hello friends!  How is your summer shaping up?  It’s been very hot here lately – and the humidity level on top of the high temperatures has made it difficult to do anything outside.  I hope you are staying cool wherever you are.

Today I am showing a cute birthday card – with a great background I cut with  my Silhouette!  First the card:

 Brithday Star card

Now about that star background!!  I am taking an online Silhouette class with Kerri Bradford and love it.  If you are just starting out with this machine or have struggled to find your way around all the features I strongly suggest taking a class or two.  There are so many out there and I’ve found them well worth the money.  It will save to so much time and aggravation.  I stumbled across Kerri’s classes and am so glad I did.  The first one I took, called “Getting to Know You”, will get you started.  The second class that I am currently taking is called “Oh The Places You’ll Go” and one of the things she teaches is how to create your own backgrounds – completely from scratch!

We started with a blank file and first created this star in a circle background.   She went step by step on how to create the ring, bring in the star shape, group and weld it all together to create the full background.

 star background

Next, we created a different star within a circle, added it to the shape we created in the first step and did a background of alternating star/circle shapes.  This is the one I used for the background for the card.  You can make the backgrounds as large as your mat can accommodate.  Here each circle is about 1″ in diameter.

 alternating star background

To finish the card I used some cute patterned paper from DCWV called The Birthday Wishes Stack.

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using wood

I’m showing something a little different today.  I made this card for the last weeks SCS challenge which calls for using wood on a card.  That material may sound unusual for cardmaking but it did not require the use of actual wood.  However, I remembered that I had some wood veneer samples sent to me awhile ago from Dowlen Wood and Paper Crafts.   There were some small pieces of real wood veneer – some mounted on thin chipboard, some not.

So…I made this clean and simple card:

wood heart

I used a piece of wood veneer that had been mounted on chipboard and die cut a heart our of the center.  The decorative paper (from Basic Grey) was placed behind the panel  using foam tape to provide a bit of dimension.  The sentiment on the front and the script text on the back panel are from Papertrey.  The flowers are from prima.

 

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Christmas? Oh no….

Yes, a Christmas card!!  Don’t hate me!!  I know it is so very early to even be thinking about Christmas but this card was so quick and easy to do and I thought I would share it now.

 

The base card is Cranes Lettra letterpress paper – love this paper because of its wonderful feel and look when either letterpressed, or as shown here, embossed. I used my all time fav cuttlebug embossing folder.

The ornament was made using Spellbinders 2011 Ornament set.  I used the next to smallest die and cut 3 shapes from the Midnight Frost collection from Bo Bunny.  Note:  if the paper you are using is patterned only on one side you will need to cut 4 shapes and combine two to make the middle layer since the back of the paper shows.  The sentiment is from Papertrey.

Here are the three easy steps to make this:

Place the first layer down flat.

Take the second layer and fold it in half.   (Since the back side of the paper will show this is where you will have to combine two pieces if your paper has a pattern on one side only.)  Run a thin line of glue on the fold and attach it to the first layer.

 

 

Take the third layer, fold it in half and glue it together.  Run a thin line of glue on the fold and attach it to the second layer.

 

 

 

Then attach the entire piece to the front of your card.

For this card I wanted a little more “sparkle” so before I attached it to the card I lightly sprayed it with adhesive and sprinkled some glitter on the ornament.  Here is a closer look.

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