Thursday, February 1, 2018

Panda Pop Up Card

I've recently been making interactive cards, a change from the ordinary. I'm not really bored with regular cards, but I've been making them for so long it does kind of feel like the same old thing. This is the front of the card. Not a lot going on, but the inside is what will be displayed:

I started by die cutting the pop up element. I've had this die set for some time, and don't know why I haven't used it more! It's from Elizabeth Craft Design, and unfortunately, all of the other die sets have been discontinued. :( The designer is Karen Burniston, and she has went on and made a few new sets with another company, but so far, nothing like these. I have been on the search, and have found a few other companies that sell similar sets, so those will soon be in my collection!!

Those adorable Pandas are from Unity Stamp Co. and is from the kit Plenty of Pandas. I've always loved Pandas since I was little, and I enjoy using them in my paper crafts. After stamping, I fussy cut them all out, and stamped some images on the inside. I die cut and punched a few hearts to add in as well. I love the one on the front, like he's holding up a big heart, so cute!

Thanks so much for visiting, and I'll be sharing some more interactive cards soon!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Magic Slider

I haven't made a magic slider card before, so I decided to use this cute kitty from the Paper Smooches stamp set called Party Posse. It looks a little plain from the start, but then.....

a little magic starts to happen!

And the full reveal. I colored the kitty with my Copic markers, and stamped some hearts from the PS set Group Hugs. I also used the largest heart to stamp all over the card base. The frames were die cut and tab was punched. I chose a sentiment from the PS Lovely thoughts set. It's perfect because I'm giving this to my friend, and she has cats! I hand cut it into a banner and added some enamel dots.

I am joining the Paper Smooches Monthly Challenge, which has an Anything Goes theme:

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Valentine Fawns

I purchased this brand new stamp set from C.C. Designs called Fawned. They are just too cute not to have! The two fawns are separate stamps, so you can use them on many occasions.

I die cut a C.C. Designs stitched tag from Bristol smooth 300 series paper, and put that in my stamp postioner to line up the two images, and stamp them at the same time. I used Copic markers to color them in, then stamped the little heart and sentiment.

The papers are from a retired C.C. Designs pack as well as the matching enamel dot on the tag. The card base is Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up! I made this for my husband, he's a hunter, so I thought he'd like to the two deer. :)

Thank you so much for visiting!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Milk Carton Valentine

I'm sharing this milk carton box I made for the Unity Facebook color challenge. It's one of my favorite color combos!!

Before assembly, I stamped the heart with versamark all over the card, then heat embossed in white. I put the box all together, then searched for stamps to use on it. This carton is the same size as a school lunch one, so I chose another heart for the front which is a good size stamp. I lightly colored the flowers with alcohol markers, and fussy cut it out. Both hearts are from past kit of the month's from Unity Stamp Co.

I chose a sentiment to go along with the theme, it's from the Unity sentiment kit called love is a magical thing, and fit perfectly into the open space of the heart. The top is decorated with bits of scraps, and a small close pin to keep it shut.

Now it's all ready to be filled with Valentine treats! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Background Stamps

I love my background stamps, and I haven't used them for awhile. They have so many more uses than just stamping the image like I've done here. This is a new stamp that I got from Unity called Love{in the background}.

I inked it with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink, and used my stamping tool. The stamping tool is great for background stamps, because of their size, sometimes you don't get a good impression. It's stamped onto Whisper White card from Stampin' Up!.

The sweet sentiment is new as well, and is from the January 18' sentiment kit from Unity. I die cut it out with a stitched rectangle die from C.C. Designs, and then hand cut the bottom into a banner. I lightly sponged all the edges to give more depth, and added only a few embellishments.

I did get another background stamp along with this one. It is covered in clouds, many coloring options with that one. It will be fun playing with these! Thanks for your visit! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cute Penguin

I'm finally getting to play along in the Your Next Stamp challenges! I've missed the last few, and decided to follow the sketch they are offering this time:

I've used the YNS stamp set called Winter Wonderland Phoebe. The images are colored with alcohol markers, and the penguin is fussy cut out. I also used YNS dies, patterned paper and matte enamel dots on this.

It makes a cute card to send this Winter, and just a little bit of sparkle from the glimmer paper. Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Begining

Just because it's a new year, doesn't mean time for a new start. My new beginning came in December after much needed soul searching. I feel blessed for this, and a huge weight has been lifted from me. I am more happy now than I have been in a very long time, and that's a wonderful feeling! 

It's been a long time that I started a new scrapbook album. I have been making small journal pages, but this is a 12"x 12" page, and perfect for starting off a 2018 scrapbook. I chose one of my favorite color combinations, and pretty papers that I've been saving for "that" special project. All of the images are stamped from various Unity kits in matching inks. Unity has the most lovely sentiments and quotes, and this album will be filled with them.

The numbers were die cut twice for a shadow affect using an older Sizzix alphabet set. Perfectly sized too for larger pages like this one. I am quite pleased with it, and am looking forward to making more pages and memories in the days ahead. One quote that I will keep with me in my mind and heart is: Let Love In, Give Love Out".

Thanks so much for your visit,