Colorbok Texture Cardstock

Mustache Thank You Card

Mustache Thank You Card

Handmade Mustache Card

Here is a great masculine card that any man would be excited to get. I used the fit to length button to get all this mustaches to look the same size. I cut all three mustaches at 3″ fit to length. I cut them all in black and then shadowed them in Bazzill bitter chocolate. For the designer paper, I choose a piece of Argyle Card stock from Me and My Big Idea Renee Argyle Green. I thought this design looked circus-esq and fit well with the mustaches. Layered the designer paper onto a piece of dark red paper and then attached cooper eyelets in each corner. I adhered all the mustaches down. Then I stamped Thank You on a little banner I cut out. I attached the banner with a brad. For the last step, I adhered the layers to a blue A2 card. Hope you like this playful masculine card.


Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Lite Billionaire Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Eyelets, Recollection Brad

Stamping & Inking: Colorbox Dragonfly Black Ink, Recollection Thank You 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)

Peacock Encouragement Card

Peacock Encouragement Card

Handmade Peacock Encouragement Card


I often like to start with a sentiment, when making cards. I started this card with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What lies behind us and lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To get the beautiful coloring on the peacock, I inked up her body with Victorian Velvet and then a little tea dye.  I hope you love this card, and that it inspires to you to create.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Ancestry.com Stack, Colorbok Texture Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Ribbon, Recollections Eyelets

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

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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

Koala Friend Card

Koala Friend Card

Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Die Cuts with a View Garden Party Stack
  • American Crafts Brown Ribbon
  • Colorbok Texture Card stock
  • Scrap piece of pattern paper
  • 3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder Regal Flourishes

 

The koala from Create a Critter is adorable. If he wasn’t made of paper I would hug him. I’m not sure where I got the patterned paper from for the Koala. I am trying to use up my scraps. The scallop was cut from create a critter and the paper is from Garden Party Stack. I pop doted up the blue circle and the koala. Hope you enjoy this card.


Owls and Cats are Best Friends

Owls and Cats are Best Friends

Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Colorbok Texture Cardstock
  • Recollections Pastel Cloud Brad
  • Recollections Pastel Medium Brad
  • Cheap Ribbon

I love this image, because there is an owl and cat. It reminds me of the video on the right, where a cat and owl are best friends.  This was a pretty simple card to make. I made the waves by tearing the edge of three different colors of blue paper and then layering them. The cloud are super cute brads. Hope you like this card.

Gift Wrap with Kraft Paper and Stamps

Gift Wrap with Kraft Paper and Stamps

Wrapping Paper

Supplies

  • Kraft Paper (available in the packing section at Walmart and office supplies stores)
  • Clear Packing Tape (Regular Scotch tape will not work)
  • Some Rubber Stamps.
  • Ink Pads (I used Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo)

To make the pattern I just stamped the paper in two contrasting colors. I actually stamped right on the paper after i wrapped the present, so I could plan out the pattern better.

 

 

Rabbit Gift Tag

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (for the tag)
  • K & Company Paper Stack Sweet Nectar
  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Happy Birthday
  • White Gel Pen
  • Cheap Ribbon

 

Frog Gift Tag

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (for the tag, I ending up chopping off the top and adding a hole)
  • Colorbok Patterned paper pack from Target (this paper is thin but I really liked the designs)
  • Colorbok Texture Cardstock (green lily pad)
  • Die Cuts with a View the Blossom Song Stack (top layer of frog)
  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Happy Birthday
  • Cheap Ribbon

Pen Gift Tag

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (for the tag)
  • Colorbok Patterned paper pack from target
  • Black Ink (ColorBox® Pigment Stamp Pad – Dragonfly Black)
  • Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Pens Stamp
  • Metal Letters (I found these at Michael’s they were intended for concrete stepping stones)
  • Cheap Ribbon

 

Wrapping presents in kraft paper is perfect for manly gifts. Hope this gives you some ideas.

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French Froggy

French Froggy

 

Supplies

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Colorbok Texture Cardstock (green lily pad)
  • Die Cuts with a View Garden Party Stack (background paper)
  • Die Cuts with a View the Blossom Song Stack (top layer of frog)
  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder Regal Flourishes
  • Peach Gel Pen
  • Cheap Rhinestones and Ribbon

One of many frogs that visit my pond

 

 

I always think of frogs as french, so I thought a French sentiment was perfect to go along with this adorable frog die cut. I used Colorbok Texture card stock in dark green for the  lily pad. I don’t really like this card stock, because the edges are white. I bought a paper stack of textured Colorbok from Walmart for five dollars, and I am trying to use up. Hope this gives you some ideas for your cards.