Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spring Card.......

It's still cold outside and rainy today, but that did not stop me from wanting to create a card with a spring-like look.  I was anxious to use a new Spellbinders die (the Garden Weave die used on the top right corner of the card) and that gave me the starting point for creating this card.

This is a 5x5 inch card.  I used a Spellbinders' Grand Squares die to cut the card base.  I used another Spellbinders die - the large scalloped square die to cut a piece of ivory craft store felt and layered the three smallest dies from the Spellbinders Majestic Elements - Marvelous Squares die set over the scalloped square.  The bow is satin ribbon I had in my stash.

I made the large flower and the smaller flowers are from Michael's. The button on the bow is one of the resin buttons I created.

I glittered all the flowers (except for the two smaller coral flowers) and the Spellbinders Garden Weave die cut piece under the flowers.

The inside of the card is simple. I die cut another scalloped square out of patterned paper and a square out of Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream card stock, stamped a sentiment and wrapped ribbon on two corners of the card. That's it!

This card has lots of layers and will probably need to be sent in a package or hand delivered.


Rustic Cream card stock by Papertrey Ink
Authentique Uncommon patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street (small coral piece on the front of the card; scallop square on the interior of the card)
Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash Sentiments (sentiment on the front of the card)
Papertrey Ink Birthday Basics (sentiment on the interior of the card)
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Square die
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Square
Spellbinders Classic Square
Spellbinders Majestic Elements Dies - Marvelous Squares
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Garden Weave

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day....One Last Valentine's Card

Here are some photos of the last Valentine's card I created this year.  I had this Memory Box Precious Hearts die I wanted to use on a card so that gave me the excuse to create just one more Valentine.  The good news is that I have a few extra cards ready to go for next year.

This card was a little time consuming.  I used several dies and a cut from my Silhouette.  The white resin heart on the front of the card is one I made using one of my First Impression Molds purchased on Amazon.  The outside of the card is embossed using a Cuttlebug Heart Blocks  embossing folder. The inside of the card is embossed too, but I don't know the name of the embossing folder I used there.  The foil wrapping paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby came in handy to cut out hearts in various sizes to glue over some of the embossed hearts.

I hope you like the card and wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day.

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy card stock
Paper Studio White card stock (Hobby Lobby)
Memory Box Precious Hearts die
My Favorite Things Insta-Frame die
Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag die
Spare Parts Heart Brad (Hobby Lobby)
SimonSaysStamp Holiday Shapes die (used to cut out the small hearts on the inside of the card)
Hobby Lobby Red Paper Roses
White Rose from I Am Roses
Cuttlebug Heart Blocks Embossing Folder
Flourish (front of the card) - Silhouette cut

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Playing Along......

 Papertrey Ink is celebrating its 6 year anniversary and there are all kinds of fun challenges and giveaways to celebrate.  Today on the Papertrey blog there is a sketch challenge.  This is my second time participating in one of their sketch challenges.  There were five sketches to choose from. I chose Sketch #1.

The card I created is a get well card. I like to use bright colors and "happy" motifs when I make a get well card. This one is a feminine card.

I used Papertrey Ink products throughout the card except for the label die cut, butterfly punches, tiny tendril die and decorative brad. Other than that the card is all Papertrey Ink.

I hope you like it!

A list of products used can be found at the end of this post.

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock (card base)
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White card stock (card layer 1)
Papertrey Ink Spring Moss card stock (leaf die cuts)
Papertrey Ink Flower Garden Sentiments stamp set (get well sentiment)
Papertrey Ink Butterfly Dreams stamp set (butterfly)
Papertrey Ink Turning A New Leaf Die
Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms #1 die
Papertrey Ink Bloom Builders #3 die
Martha Stewart Crafts Glassene Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Crafts 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch
Spellbinders Double Ended Tags 
Memory Box Tiny Tendril die (leaf die under the butterfly in the square openings)
My Mind's Eye Dwell patterned paper (used to punch out the butterflies)
Craft store bling
Paper Studio Decorative Brad

Playing the Blues.......

Pink is my favorite color, but any shade of blue is right up there on my list of favorites.  This week's cardlift on my YouTube channel (47cmc) was created with a blue color scheme.  The card is based on a design by Piali Biswas as featured in the February 2013 issue of Cards Magazine.

I did some embossing with a Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.  It took me a long time to find an off white/Ivory embossing powder.  I finally found the Aged Ivory at SimonSaysStamp.  I really like the impact of the ivory on the white card stock.  

This was a fun card to make, but does not photograph very well.  I made the stickpin and the clear spray embellishment came from a Christmas pick purchased at Hobby Lobby a year or two ago.  


Rustic White card stock by Papertrey Ink
White card stock by Papertrey Ink
Garden of Life stamp set by Papertrey Ink (flower stamp)
Paper Tray stamp set by Papertrey Ink (hello sentiment)
Double Ended Banner die by Papertrey Ink
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
Wood Veneer Lee Valley Tools
Lace purchased at Hobby Lobby

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another Valentine Card.....

This week's cardlift card demonstrated on my YouTube channel is a Valentine's card.  I probably will keep making these cards up until February 14th.   The colors and femininity of this type of card really appeal to me and I think that is why I can't stop making them!

The card this week is based on a design by Kristie Hartfeil in the Spring 2013 issue of Card Maker Magazine. It was easy to make and the clean and simple design really appealed to me.  This design shows that Valentine's cards do not always have to be over the top to be pretty (although I love Valentine's with lots of embellishments too).

Off to make more cards.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

Materials used on this card include:

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White card stock
Recollections Heart Punch (from Michael's)
Recollections Love 6x6 patterned paper (from Michael's)
Heart 2 Heart #11 Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink
Heart 2 Heart #11 die by Papertrey Ink
SimonSaysStamp Holiday Shapes (small) die
Dimensional Adhesive
Cotton Candy Stickles

Buttoned Up......

I love using buttons in my paper crafting and have accumulated quite a collection.  I think it is fun to look for just the right button to use as an accent on a card or project.  It is kind of like a treasure hunt - well, for me it is like that.  There are times when I don't have the right color of button to use on a project - what to do, what to do???

The answer to that question is to make my own buttons in any color I can dream up.  I ran across some molds from First Impression molds on Amazon that had button shapes. This made me so happy!  I pulled out  my resin and started "manufacturing" my own buttons. Neat - huh?  Well I was pretty jazzed about it.

Here are some photos of the first batch of buttons I made.  I am off to make some more!