3-D Dots

Heart Inside Circle Handmade Card

Heart Inside Circle Handmade Card

 

Supplies




Handmade Heart Inside Circle Card

 

 

 

 

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. —Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader

This pretty card was inspired by a sketch on Iwona Palamountain’s blog. All the beautiful paper from this card are from the K & Company Geo Floral stack. Both the circle and the scallop circle are cut from Birthday Bash. The Heart and scalop edge are cut from Give a Hoot. The scallop edge is actually just a circle border layered underneath the green rectangle layer. For the tag I cut out a rectangle. Than chopped off one corner with my paper trimmer. Then I glued the corner to opposite side and then trimmed it off. Then I added a eyelet for the hole. I wrote the sentiment with a black sharpie pen. Thanks for visiting.

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, , Martha Stewart Three Butterfly Punch

Embellishments: Wooden Button, Hemp, Pink Rhinestones

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

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


Three New Cards Made with Geo Floral Paper

Three New Cards Made with Geo Floral Paper

 

Supplies


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



Four Cards Made with Recollections Elegant Stack

Four Cards Made with Recollections Elegant Stack

 

Supplies


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

 

Supplies



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



Halloween Cards

Halloween Cards

Supplies


Halloween Card #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I feel like I am already behind on my Halloween cards. I am trying to keep them simple, cause I need to make a lot of cards. I am so happy with how the first couple turned out. I was so worried the Martha Stewart Paper and K and Company Accents wouldn’t  coordinate, but they look great together. Before I started making my Halloween cards, I got out my limited Halloween supplies, and  gathered purple, green, black, and orange embellishments. Anyways,  I hope you enjoying looking at my handmade Halloween card ideas.

Halloween Card #2

 

 

 

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Witch Designer Mat Stack, Martha Stewart Crafts Classic Halloween Designer Mat Stack

Die Cuts and Dry Embossing: Tim Coffey Halloween Bones and Bats Layered Accents, Cuttlebug 5-Inch-by-7-Inch Embossing Folder, Polka Dots

Embellishments: Recollections pearls, Ribbon, buttons, Hemp, Recollections Eyelets

Stamping & Inking: Studio G Halloween Stamps, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Ebony Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder

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

Halloween Card #3


Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

 

Supplies

Cupcake Make a Wish

To make the first card, I started with A2 kraft card base and a three inch circle. Then I punched out cupcake tops and bottoms with my EK Success small punches. I then adhering the cupcakes to the circle overlapping and layering. After finishing the circle, I punched a medium cupcake, and candles out of kraft cardstock and adhered them to the center of the circle. I used pop dots to adhere the circle focal image. For the sentiment, I used pale pink sticko letters to spell out “Make a Wish.” For finishing touches, I made some dotted lines and added a pink pearl. For my next card, I started out by punching out several candles using scrapes of patterned paper from the same stack. Then I adhered my candles in a wavy pattern across my kraft A2 size card. I arranged the candles on the card before gluing the down. After I adhered all the candles, I drew a dashed line long the bottom of the candles. For the sentiment, I cut out “Make a” and the stars ” from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. After adhered the first part of sentiment, i wrote out “wish” with a white gel pen.  I hope you like both of these Birthday Cards.

Candle Make a Wish

Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Martha Stewart Punch Med Cupcake, Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Punch Medium Birthday Candles, Mini Paper Punch 2-Pack: Cupcake

Embellishments: Recollections pearls, Sticko Alpha Stickers in Pale Pink

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

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

Handmade Flowers and Butterfly Card

Handmade Flowers and Butterfly Card

 

Supplies


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

 

Supplies


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

……………………………………………………….

“Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection,

sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart”

~John Adams

……………………………………………………….

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

~Alphonse de Lamartine

……………………………………………………….

“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

……………………………………………………….

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

~Ben Hur Lampman

……………………………………………………….

“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

……………………………………………………….

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

~Roger Caras

……………………………………………………….

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

~Mark Twain

……………………………………………………….

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

~Bob Barker

……………………………………………………….

“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

……………………………………………………….

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

~Cynthia S. Dobesh

 ……………………………………………………….

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)