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Four Cards Made with Recollections Elegant Stack

Four Cards Made with Recollections Elegant Stack

 

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Whale Card

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. 
~ Marsha Norman

Sorry there was no new post yesterday. I ended up having to go into work with no notice. Saturday morning, I a found a ton of awesome button at a thrift store by my house. I can’t wait to start using them in projects. My next couple post with all be centered around quotes, since I have been making cards for my Aunt with her favorite quotes. Here are four more I made the other day. I hope you like them.

Mushroom Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~ 
Robert Byrne

Bird Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. 
~ Henry Drummond

Butterfly Card
I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel. ~ 
Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Recollections Signature Graceful Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Dry Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge

Embellishments: Buttons, Hemp

Writing: Zig Memory System Calligraphy Dual-Tip Marker Pure Brown

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



Cute Owl Card with Henry David Thoreau Quote

Cute Owl Card with Henry David Thoreau Quote

 

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Owl Card

For this card all the pattern paper is from the Recollections Signature Graceful Paper Pad. I really love the patterns. I got this paper pad, because I loved the ledger patterns, glitter accents, beautiful colors, and distressed touches. I’ve already made several beautiful cards with this paper pad. I am working on several cards with quotes, so the ledger patterns are the prefect background for quotes. My one complaint about this card stock is it is much thinner than I am use to. I had a hard time getting the setting right on my cricut, to get clean cuts. I ended up using low pressure, low speed, blade at one, and used 4 multicut to get good cuts. To make this card, I started with a kraft A2 card base. I cut a circle border from Give a Hoot at 1 inch, and glued that down. Then I attached a thin yellow strip of paper to the cicle border and made some dash lines. I cut the retangle charm at 1 1/2 inches a couple of times. Then I glued those layers together to make a thicker tag. I wrote my sentiment with a brown Zig Calligraphy Pen,

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. 
~Henry David Thoreau

Then I used some hemp to attached the tag to the top portion of the card. The cute little owl was cut at 3 inches and then attached with pop dots. For finishing touches, I punched a couple flowers and attached them with brads and then corner rounded the edges. I hope you like this card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Recollections Signature Graceful Paper Pad

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

Embellishments: Recollections brads, Hemp

Writing: Zig Memory System Calligraphy Dual-Tip Marker Pure Brown

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



Two Tree Cards -There is no one like you!

Two Tree Cards -There is no one like you!

 

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Handmade Tree Tire Swing Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made two different tree cards today. For the first tree card, I used the give a hoot cartridge. The tree proportion were kind of an accident. I forget to turn the fit length off and ended up with a huge tree and an even bigger branch.  I liked the way it turned out, so I ended up using the tree anyways. To get a similar look, I would suggest cutting the tree at 5 3/4 inches and the branch at 6 1/4 inches. After assembling my tree, I adhered it to my A2 Kraft card base with some of the tree hanging off. Then I trimmed off the excess paper. I cut the circle outline for the tire swing from Plantin schoolbook at 1 1/2 inches. I cut 4 circles and glued them together to get a thicker tire. Then a used my gray gel pen to make tire treads. Before attaching the tire, I stamped and embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder.  To finish the tire swing, I used some hemp as a rope and used a silver brad to attach the tire swing. To complete the card, I corner round the edges and did a little doodling on inside.


Handmade Embossed Tree Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my second tree card, I cut a circle from Birthday Bash using real dial size at 3 inches in kraft cardstock and a scallop circle in 3 3/4 inches. I have cut the scallop and circle from the Birthday Bash cartridge so many times, I don’t even need to look at the book to remember the buttons. I stamped a Martha Stewart Tree Stamp with green pigment ink on my circle. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder, and used my heat tool. I think the tree turned out beautiful. I adhered the tree circle to my scallop circle and tied some brown ribbon around my card base. Then I used ATG to adhere the circle. I then used my antique gold embossing powder to emboss my sentiment. For the finishing touch, I tied a bow with the ribbon. I hope everyone enjoys these two tree cards.

Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Brad, Hemp, American Crafts Ribbon

Stamping & Inking: Hero Arts Woodland Creatures, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Mini Ink Pad Set in Aquamarine

Pens: Sakura Grey Souffle Gel Pen

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

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


Flowered Circle Friend Card

Flowered Circle Friend Card

 

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Flowered Circle Friend Card


Papyrus Card Inspiration from Target

My inspiration for this card, was a papyrus card I saw at Target. I took a picture on my phone, and have been meaning to make something similar since. To make with pretty flower card, start with a 2 1/2 inch circle. Then use your punches to punch out several flowers in a variety of coordinating pattern card stock. I used scraps from my the Abrianna Collection to punch my flowers. Then add adhesive to your circle. First I  layered on the petunia in circle slightly overlapping. Then I used my zig two way to glue to the daisy down. Gluing down the daisy was a little difficult. I found holding then down for 10 seconds after gluing them helped them stay secure. After adhering all the flowers, I used some pop dots adhere the circle to a Kraft A2 card base. For the sentiment, I stamped “I love you for who you are” on some kraft cardstock using my embossing stamp pad. Then used some some Antique Gold embossing powder and my heat tool to emboss my sentiment. After I cut out the sentiment with my scissors following the curves of the stamp. Then I used some ATG to adhered then sentiment. For finishing touches, I added a tiny cloths pen and corner round the bottom corners. Hope you like this card.

Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, EK Success Daisy and Petunia Punch

Embellishments: Tiny Cloths Pen

Stamping & Inking: BasicGrey Sugar Rush Amour Stamp Set, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder

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

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

 

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Handmade Heart Card

This card started out as an A2 card, but I ended up cutting it down two around 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. To make the focal image, I placed a 4 inch square piece of card stock on my cricut mat and cut out a 2 1/2 inch heart in the corner. Then I wrote my sentiment around the heart, and added some dash lines. I used my ATG to attach some pattern paper to my card base. I used pop dots to attach the heart cut out piece. After trimming down the card, I tied a bow and a added some pink pearls. I made two versions of this card. I hope you like it.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, DCWV The Mod-Retro Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Recollections Ribbon

Pens: Sakura White Souffle Gel Pen

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


Handmade Heart Card

Embossed Flower Friend Card

Embossed Flower Friend Card

Handmade Embossed Flower Card

This card is very similar to the Embossed Butterfly Thanks Card, I made early this week. I started with a 5″ square craft card base. I hope you like this simple card. Have a great weekend.


Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Flower Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Gold Embossing Powder, BasicGrey Clear I love you for who you are stamp, 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

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)

Dapper Owl Handmade Card

Dapper Owl Handmade Card

Handmade Top Hat Owl Card


I have been wanting the Billionaire Cartridge for a long time. I’ve been holding out since it was mostly a font cartridge, and cost so much. At my Walmart, the price went to $20, so a snatched this cartridge up. I love the mustaches, tops hats, monocle, and Victrola. My husband said I had to make an owl card with a monocle, and here he is.  I cut the owl from Create a Critter at 3.” I used three different shades of blue for owl. I used the darkest color for the base, the lightest color for the middle layer, and the middle color for the top layer. The monocle and hat both were cut out from the Billionare Cartridge at 2.” For the first layer, I used dark red that I inked up with Victoria Velvet. Then I layered on a piece of designer paper at an angle. The ribbon is white ribbon that I inked up with tea dye and vintage photo, and then taped it to the card. After adhering my owl, I tied a bow with my left over ribbon. The card base was adhered to a kraft card base that I inked up some distress ink in tea dye and vintage photo. In the inside of the card I wrote, “Hello Dear Friend.” Hope you like this new card, and it inspires you to use your cartridges together to make one image.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Me and My Big Idea Renee Argyle Green, Colorbok Texture Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, Cricut Lite Billionaire Cartridge

Embellishments: Ribbon

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tea dye, and Victorian Velvet, Ink Blending Tools

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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

Fox Card

Fox Card

Handmade Fox Card

I love foxes. I think they are so stinking cute. I think my dog Franklin kind of looks like a fox. I haven’t made a fox card earlier, because I didn’t have the right color orange. I couple weeks back, I bought some Bazzill Orange Marmalade Card stock, which is the perfect color for fox. I started this card by cutting out my fox on the Cricut. I cut the fox at 3″ in Orange Marmalade and gray blue for the shift layer. After I glued the layers together, I inked by the fox with some Tea Dye. Then I took my little fox, and held against various sheets of cardstock until I picked this red and gold pattern from the ancestry.com stack.


Then I cut my layers. I cut two pieces of Bazzill brown cardstock at 4 x 5 1/2″ and 2 x 5 1/2″. For the patterned paper, I cut at 3 1/2 x 5″ and 1 1/2 x 5″. Then I layered the patterned paper on the corresponding brown cardstock. Then I adhered the small layer towards the bottom of the larger layer. For the ribbon, I used a white piece of ribbon that I inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo. Once I had the color I desired, I taped the ribbon down.Then I adhered the fox down, before making  a bow. For the sentiment, I used a cardstock tag punch out from the Garden Party Stack. After the writing the sentiment:

Always do what you are Afraid to do ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I inked up the tag with tea dye, and vintage photo. Then I attached the tag with a brad. For my card base, I used a gray blue 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock. After folding it, in half to make a A2 size card, I inked up the card base with broken china. Then attacked my layers to the card base. I hope you like this super cute fox card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Ancestry.com Stack, Bazzill Basic Cardstock (Brown, Orange Marmalade), DCWC Garden Party Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Embellishments: Ribbon, Recollections Brad

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tea dye, and China, Ink Blending Tools

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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