Recollections Cardstock

Antique Pens Card

Antique Pens Card

 

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I am back after a long hiatus. A lot has happened. I’ve moved across the country since my last post. I am going to try and post 3 times a week.

The focal image of this card is an embossed image of antique pens. To decide the size of green cardstock I would use, I placed the stamp on the green and measured out a piece that fit nicely. After embossing the image with Martha Stewart ebony embossing powder, i roughed up the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool. The background is form the same Tim Holz stamp set. I used stazon ink in jet black to stamp the definition of curiosity multiple times to make the back around. I started in the middle and then worked my way out. I attached the main image with pop dots. For the sentiment, I embossing Thinking of You in cooper with a stamp from a Hero Arts Sentiment collection. i used Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges of the sentiment and then attached it with some pop dots. I then added some brown buttons from my stash from the corner. I hope you enjoy this card.

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Paper: Recollections Cardstock

Embellishments: Buttons, Hemp

Heat Embossing: Martha Stewart Crafts Embossing Starter Kit

Stamping & Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection – Curious Possibility Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set,  StazOn Inkpad, Jet

Adhesive: ATG, Pop Dots

Tools: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Martha Stewart Crafts Heat Tool, Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool, Swingline ClassicCut Lite 15 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer

 

Tom Wolfe Quote Card

Tom Wolfe Quote Card

 

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Tom Wolfe Quote Card

The Only Real Possession you’ll ever have is your Character ~ Tom Wolfe

I wanted the main element of this card to be the quote. I started by sketching out how I wanted the quote to go on some scratch paper. Then I placed down my thickers to spell out my sentiment. I used a ruler to keep the letters straight. I alternating my white gel pen and thickers to write out the sentiment. I cut out two circle borders in different sizes using the Give a Hoot cartridge. I layered the the circle borders underneath the rectangle borders to give a scallop edge. After laying down the main borders, I embellished with hearts, butterflies, flowers, and buttons. Hope you enjoy this cards, and thanks for reading.

Supplies:

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

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

Embellishments: Buttons, Hemp, Brads, American Crafts Thickers Foam Letter Stickers Delight Black

Writing: Pentel Sunburst White Gel Pen

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



Heart Inside Circle Handmade Card

Heart Inside Circle Handmade Card

 

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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

 

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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



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



Halloween Cards

Halloween Cards

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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

 

 

 

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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

 

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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