K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

 

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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

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


Folded Carded #4 Inspired by K. Werner

Folded Carded #4 Inspired by K. Werner

 

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Folded Carded #4 Inspired by K. Werner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So of course, I had to make a card inspired by K. Werners latest post. I can’t wait for next Friday to find out the new focus. Check out her blog for her video on how to make the card. The wooden button my husband made me, from some fallen sticks he found in the yard. I hope you enjoy.

Folded Carded #4 Inspired by K. Werner (first fold)


Folded Carded #4 Inspired by K. Werner (inside)

 Supplies:

Handmade Wooden Buttons

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

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

Embellishments: Recollection Brads, Handmade Wooden Buttons, Hemp

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder, Tsukineko Dual-Ended VersaMarker Pen

Adhesive: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

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)

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

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)

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Happy Birthday Banner Card

 

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Happy Birthday Banner Card

I made this cute Birthday Card for my Grandmother. I started with a surprise surprise A2 kraft card base. The bird with banner is cut at 3 inches from Birthday Bash. For the two paper layers at the bottom, I used some scrap paper. Before putting the sentiment down, I did some stitching with my gel pen. Then I used my ruler to place the happy letters evenly. Then I wrote out Birthday and corned chomped the corner. I hope you enjoy this simple Birthday Card.



Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

Embellishments: Thickers Delight Foam Letters

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

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 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