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Big Birthday Wishes

Howdy folks! Today’s card is bold, bright, and blingy!!! The inspiration for the layout is this week’s sketch from Techno Stamper.

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I was browsing through my 6×6 paper pads and Hip Hip Hooray by American Crafts was just begging me to use it today 😉  Now, I wouldn’t normally mix really bold papers, but I think it works on this one to tone down the intensity of the patterns. I could have used a solid for the middle band, but I really liked the look of a stripe from the same pad to separate the two other patterns. It was looking rather flat at that point, so I used Spellbinder’s Dahlia dies to create a four layer 3D flower. I wanted this card to be exceptionally girly, so I started adding bling to the flowers. I love the way it looks! (Believe it or not, this hardly made a dent in my stash of loose bling I picked up for cheap.  Of course, it was cheap because it didn’t have adhesive on the back, so all those pesky rhinestones were adhered with Ranger Matte Accents.) The sentiment was made with a Studio G stamp and the banner was cut with a Spellbinder’s Large Ribbon Banners die, which was then scored, folded, and popped up on foam tape. Some twine, a bright yellow button, and rounded corners finish off the front of this 6″ x 6″ card. Here’s a closer look at all that bling:

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The inside was much simpler.  The birthday stamp is from Just Rite Sentiments. A little of the stripe paper and another Dahlia flower ties it all together!

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This is by far the most girly-girl card I’ve ever made. What do you think? Would a 13 year old girl like this???

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

***Edited 2/25/14 – This card was picked as one of the Top 3 at Techno Stamper!***

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100% Adored

Just a quick CAS card for Valentine’s Day featuring Impression Obsession stamps.

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The tree is from the Solid Tree stamp set, but instead of using the leaves from that set, I used the heart from the Love Seals stamp set. The medallion sentiment on the front is from that set too, which was then die cut with Spellbinders Lacey Circles. This card went together quickly with the stamping and sponging on the focal image. Here is what it looked like before the Stickles:

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I added a little panel embossed with the Cuttlebug folder called Seeing Spots. It seemed like it needed a little something, so I added a few pieces of Card Candi. Good thing they don’t have calories cause I might just be addicted to the candi! The inside uses more of the embossed red cardstock with a sentiment from my stash of moldy oldie wooden stamps.  Such a pretty font… shame it can only be used for one occasion.  *sigh*

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

***Edited 2/25 – I was featured as a Design Team Favorite by Nana Connie at Open Minded Crafting!***

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Kissing Chameleons

OK, so I know I already made a card for my hubby, but this might have to replace it and save that one for our anniversary.  I am loving these sweet little chameleons from Elizabeth Dulemba! Look… they are making a heart with their tails!!!  Stinkin’ cute!

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I uploaded the image into the Silhouette software so I could neatly cut the image out.  I colored them up with Promarkers and then  used Diamond Glaze on their eyes to make them shiny and dimensional.  I layered the image on a heart cut with the Silhouette. The black paper was embossed with the Houndstooth eBosser folder.  The gray strip behind it was embossed with the Cuttlebug Mesh folder. I wanted the focus on the image, so I kept the front clean and simple, but added Card Candi to the corners to frame the image. Here’s a closer look at those glassy eyes:

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And here is the inside:

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The S.W.A.K. stamp is from the Love Seals set by Impression Obsession, and was layered using a Spellbinders Inverted Circle die.  The Valentine sentiment is an old wooden stamp from my stash. And just like that, its done.  Yup, I think this is the one I will give my hubby!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

I’m also linking up with Elizabeth Dulemba’s gallery.

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Tons of Love

Check out this sweet Valentine’s Day card!  Too cute 😉  I love this image from Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios.  I thought it would make a great card for my son… hope its not too cute for an almost 13 year old!  I think certain occasions justify (if not require) cute… don’t you?!?

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This card was inspired by the sketch this week at the Techno Stamper. The black background was embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder, and the red strip was embossed with the Dotted Chevrons folder, both by eBosser.  The sentiment was made using the Silhouette, with tiny hearts replacing the holes in the o’s of the words.  The image was imported into the Silhouette software, traced, and cut with an offset.  I then colored the sweet elephant with Promarkers.  I finished off the front with a little Card Candi. Here’s a close up:

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The inside is simple… another sentiment made with the Silhouette, a few hearts to tie in the ones on the front, and a scrap of the embossed black paper. Viola! Done!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

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Forever Love

Hello everyone! (Well, except my husband… Remember?  You promised you wouldn’t read today’s post until Friday!)  Guess what y’all, I finally found my mojo again… it was hiding in the laundry basket this time.  Nothing like needing to do 5 loads of laundry to make you want to craft!!!  I had been thinking all week about how to do this week’s sketch from Mojo Monday and ideas of any kind evaded me until today when it came together in less than an hour from scratch. Check it out:

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Valentines Day cards are hard for me because neither my hubby nor son appreciate the pink, frilly cards that would be so easy to make. In fact, I’m sure this card has way more pink than any guy would like… and one too many bow!  😉  I tried to counter that with embossing and metal so the focus would be on the textures more than the colors.  The red mat is embossed with the Honeycomb folder by eBosser.   The pink is embossed with the Trendy folder from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is actually an embossed metal sticker from my stash… maybe from 6 years ago (yikes). Speaking of old, the paper is from the first stack I ever bought, a holiday pack I can no longer remember the name or maker of its so old!  The charm however, is a recent acquisition from Oriental Trading Company.  You’ll be seeing a few styles of these in the coming months!  The hearts were die cut using the Silhouette, and popped up on foam tape.  I also embossed lines around the edge of the card with a score board. The organza ribbon loops the whole card front by sliding through a tiny slit in the fold line.  When I can’t wrap the ribbon around the layers, I do it this way. Here’s a look at the inside so you can see what I mean:

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The strip of cardstock was embossed with the same Honeycomb folder.  The main stamp is from Just Rite’s Large Fancy Sentiments set. I can’t remember what set the XOXO is from, but I liked the way it looked. I couldn’t find my valentines stamps, so the holiday sentiment will be handwritten along with the rest of my personal message. I will spare you all the sappy ramblings of a woman who is still deeply in love with the same man after 20 years 🙂

I’m off to submit this to the following challenges:

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Wish You Were Here

Today’s card is for my BFF, who I’m missing terribly lately.  We met in FL when our kids were only a year old & became good friends, then I moved 600 miles away a year later & we became best friends.  Come to find out we were in Kindergarten together… same class.  Freaky, right?  We see each other every summer, but that’s never enough. She’s the best friend anyone could ask for! 🙂 Besides just missing her, we got snow here in GA and I wish she was here to enjoy the winter fun!  I could have used snowflake paper & embellishments, but there was no sense rubbing it in, right?!?    ***Not sure why, but today the pics loaded all grainy looking though they aren’t in real life.  I’ll try to re-do them later and update.***

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I used the sketch from Deconstructing Jen for the layout.  The papers are from a Studio Calico 6×6 pad called Here and There.  I made the sentiment using the Silhouette software and one of my favorite fonts, Algerian, then just did a print and cut.  The arrows were also cut with Silhouette.  I snipped the banner layers freehand, and used a Spellbinder circle die to cut the half circle.  Foam tape and a few pieces of Card Candi gave it a polished look.

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For the inside, I used a strip of the patterned paper, another sentiment made on the Silhouette software, the scrap from the banner on the front, and more Card Candi (originally white but colored with Promarkers to match the card).  Now for writing in it while I’m still feeling all sappy 😉

Then I’ll email her pics of us playing in the snow  :-p

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

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Cake Inferno (Happy Birthday Bob!)

My brother is 12 years older than me.  I’d tell you that he’s older than dirt, but that makes me sound old too!  Instead, I will let this cake inferno hint that he’s no spring chicken 😉  I’m not feeling too young myself these days!!!

This card is different from anything else you’ve seen me do… a one layer card (gasp!). Normally I’d love to layer it up but this time is different.  I have been playing with watercolor (both paints and pencils) for a couple months now and really wanted to try it on a card.  Now, before you start thinking I’ve got talent or anything, please know that I totally did not draw this cake.  This fabulous illustration is by Elizabeth Dulemba, author/ illustrator extraordinaire, who is one of my favorite sources for digi stamps.  She releases them as free coloring pages, but crafters are using her images for papercrafts too.

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I printed the image, then traced it onto watercolor paper using an Artograph Light Pad. I got it for Christmas (an awesome surprise present) and it is so cool and easy to use.  I used my new Inktense watercolor pencils (another Christmas present… thanks Santa!) to trace, color and paint the image.  I hope Elizabeth doesn’t mind but I omitted the flower rosettes she had in the original image.  Following the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I stamped a simple birthday greeting.  It felt like it needed something else, so I added some doodling around the edges with the help of a ruler.

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I stamped an appropriate sentiment on the inside (cute, right?), but again could not leave it alone.  I doodled lines and dots to match the front of the card.  So, what do you think???  And can you believe I didn’t use the Silhouette for this one?!?

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

I’m also linking up with Elizabeth Dulemba’s gallery.

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