Category Archives: Crafting

Three New Cards Made with Geo Floral Paper

Three New Cards Made with Geo Floral Paper

 

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I am still working on cards for my aunt with her favorite quotes. Last week with my 50% of coupon, I got a new paper stack, K & Company Geo Floral Specialty stack. I think this stack might be exclusive to Michael’s, because I can’t find it anywhere else. I am so in love this stack. It has vibrant colors, beautiful floral patterns, and fun geometric patterns. All the buttons,  I used in these cards are thrift store finds. I hope everyone enjoys these new cards.

Do All Things with Love Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do all things with love. ~ 
Og Mandino

Three Buttons Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. 
~Anais Nin

Card with a Quote
Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy. ~W. H. Auden

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Geo Floral 12×12 Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Dry Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, EK Success Daisy and Petunia Punch, Martha Stewart Three Butterfly Punch

Embellishments: Buttons, Hemp, Brads, American Crafts Thickers Glitter Chipboard Letter Stickers, Sprinkles White

Writing: Zig Memory System Calligraphy Dual-Tip Marker Pure Brown, Pentel Sunburst White Gel Pen

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots



Handmade Flowers and Butterfly Card

Handmade Flowers and Butterfly Card

 

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Handmade Flowers and Butterfly Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make this cute card, I started with a Kraft A2 card base. I used clear embossing powder to emboss butterflies on a 1 1/2 x 5 inch piece of purple patterned paper. The clear butterflies add a subtle interest to the card. Afterwards I adhered the strip with my ATG, and tied some hemp around the card and secured it with a wooden button. I cut two a layer butterfly from the Give a Hoot cartridge at 3 inches. I adhered the butterfly with one pop dot. Scrapes of patterned paper were used to punch out daisies. I adhered the daises with a dot of glue in middle of each flower. I made a wavy pattern with the flowers.  Then I added two brads to the centers of two daises. Then I added my sentiment with white embossing powder and corner rounded the edges. Enjoy this pretty card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, EK Success Daisy and Petunia Punch

Embellishments: Recollections Brad, Hemp, Handmade Wooden Button

Stamping & Inking: Hero Arts Woodland Creatures, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crystal Embossing Powder

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3D-Dots, 3-D Dots


Dog Bereavement Cards

Dog Bereavement Cards

 

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Handmade Dog Bereavement Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently made a couple pet loss card for my mother to give to her best friends and her family. They lost their family dog recently and my mother wanted each family member to have own their card. I used quotes on all them, because I don’t think sorry for your loss is ever enough. I posted some of my favorite pet loss quotes below.  I hope you like these cards.

Quotes

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. “

~Anatole France

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“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection,

sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”

~John Adams

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Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds
than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger links
than common joys.

~Alphonse de Lamartine

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“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”

~Marjorie Garber

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“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.”

~Ben Hur Lampman

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“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

~Vicki Harrison

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

~Roger Caras

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“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.”

~Mark Twain

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“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”

~Bob Barker

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“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.”

~Mary Carolyn Davies

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“No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet.”

~Cynthia S. Dobesh

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Handmade Dog Bereavement Card

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Give Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Ribbon Style Tags

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White, Sharpie Pen

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots

Butterfly Dog Bereavement Card

Butterfly Dog Bereavement Card (inside)

Handmade Horse Shoe Thank You Card

Handmade Horse Shoe Thank You Card

 

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Handmade Horse Shoe Thank You Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my lovely coworkers asked me to craft her some thank you cards. This is one of cards I made for her. On of the cards, she requested was for her professor, who loves horses. I started out with giant horse shoe, and hated it. Once I decided I wanted a variety of circles, I loaded up my cricut mat with various scraps of paper. I cut up a couple different sizes of circles, scalloped circles, and horse shoes. I played with laying out the circles on the card until I had a pleasing design. I made a half circle with my circles. Then I made  stitching lines with my white gel pen and sharpie pen in black. A button, hemp, a Tim Holtz Gear, and various brads were added to the circles for extra embellishment. For the greeting, I used black embossing power. I hope you enjoy this simple, and fun card.



Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Buttons, Hemp, Tim Holtz Gears

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Congrats Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Ebony Embossing Powder

Writing: Sakura SouffleGel Pen White, Sharpie Fine Pen

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

K. Werner Inspired Folded Cards

K. Werner Inspired Folded Cards

 

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Thank You Mustache Card (outside)
Thank You Mustache Card (inside)

Sorry there was no new post yesterday. I recorded a youtube video and I am working on editing it. It is only my second video, so I am still a little slow on the editing. Hopefully I will have it up today or tomorrow.  I love Kristen Werner’s new video series Focus Fridays. Currently she being doing a new folding card every Friday. I made two for this week inspired by her new video. If like this nifty folded card, watch her video on how to make them. K.Werner Blog. I Hope you like both cards. Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day weekend.

Two Fold Thank You Card with Envelope Closure

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Give Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Lite Billionaire Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brads, Thickers Delight Foam Letters, Embroidery Thread

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Acorn Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Black Embossing Powder

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

Two Fold Thank You Card with Envelope Closure First Flap

 

Two Fold Thank You Card with Envelope Closure Inside

Embossed Butterfly Thanks Card

Embossed Butterfly Thanks Card

Handmade Embossed Butterfly Card

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I started with a standard A2 kraft card base, except this one was going long ways. Then I layered on two sheets of coordinating cardstock from the Abrianna paper stack. I am not sure the exact dimensions, because I just cut down to what I though looked good. To make the focal image, I cut a scallop at 3 inches in yellow patterned paper and a circle at 2 1/2 inches in cream. On the circle, I embossed two golden butterflies. Then I inked up the edges with Tim Distress Ink in tea dye. Then I used some gold embossing power to emboss the edges. Then inked the entire circle with Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet. Then adhered the circle to the scallop and attached it to the card with pop dots. I used my porcelain alphabet letters to spell out thanks, and then attached some ribbon and bow to finish off the card. I listed my supplies below and I hope you enjoy this card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

Embellishments:  Ribbon, BasicGrey Porcelain Collection Letter Sheet

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Butterfly Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Gold Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Victorian Velvet

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), Recollections Pop Dots

Walmart Craft Products and Deals

Walmart Craft Products and Deals

Studio G 97 cent Rubber Stamps at Walmart

I went to my Walmart today to get a new cricut mat, and found the entire cricut section gone. In its’ place there are some studio G stamps and embellishments. The display wasn’t complete yet. There were Halloween Rubber and clear stamps, everyday sentiment rubber and clear stamps, buttons, cardstock embellishments, and epoxy embellishments. I got a stamp that said Boo and some polka dot buttons. I was little nervous about the stamp, so I immediately got home and tried it. It worked pretty well. My inkadinkadoo stamps are crisper, but the stamp worked and is clear. After check out the new products, I went on a search for the cricut products. All the circut stuff moved to a clearance aisle. All the cricut lite cartridges were priced at $20, and everything else was price reduced. Sadly they were out of cricut mats.  Just wanted to let you know, what can find in the craft aisle at your local Walmart.


Handmade Hello Squirrel Card

Handmade Hello Squirrel Card

Handmade Hello Squirrel Card


I started with an A2 kraft cardstock card base. I stamped all over the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo with my super cute flower rubber stamp. I cut a 3 x 4 1/2″ piece of basicgrey archaic-prehistoric pattern paper and attached it in the middle of the card. The squirrel is cut from Give a Hoot at 2 1/2″. His base layer is basicgrey archaic-boulder pattern paper, and the top layer is kraft card stock inked up with Vintage Photo Distress ink. His cute little top hat is cut from the Billionaire Lite Cartridge at 1/2″ in black and the band is cut from boulder. I used some boulder pattern paper for the background to my embossed frame. After I attached the squirrel, I used some pop dots to attach the focal image to the card. I used the archiac alphabet stickers to spell out the greeting. Hello is spelled out in all capital letters, and friend is spelled out in all lower case letters. I hope you like this card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, BasicGrey Archaic Collection, K & Company ancestry.com Embossed Frames

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Lite Billionaire Cartridge, Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads Tea Dye, Inkadinkado Woodblock Flower Rubber Stamp

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

Flickr Photostream

Flickr Photostream

Sorry, It has been so long since my last post. I’ve been fighting a cold and preparing and riding out hurricane Irene.  I promise to have new post all this week. In the meantime check out my flickr photostream. I post cards up there often. Hope everyone on the east coast made it out of the hurricane with minor damage. My Photostream