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Monday, April 1, 2019

Life is Beautiful Tractor Triple Z Birthday Card


Here is the third and last card for my April Card Class. The picture is of a Birthday Card, But there is also a Father's Day Option for them to make instead. 



This is such a cute card but very hard to photograph. 

I started by making the base along with the Buffalo Check Stencil Chambray Shirt & Fresh Sage True Fusion Inks and a large Dauber
When all colored, I mounted it onto a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of Chambray Shirt Cardstock

I then cut the Inside Z from Fresh Sage Cardstock and made panels to fit each and stamped with Life is Beautiful Stamp Set. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Farmland Masculine Cards


I always like to have an easy card for my Monthly class to make. This is the one. 


This is stamped with the Farmland  3D Shading Stamp from Spellbinders. Stamped on Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock

I used Hazelnut Blend Fusion Ink to stamp and Dark Roast Cardstock for the matting and Dark Roast Fusion Ink for the Sentiment. 

That's all that's to it. Easy Peasy.  I also made one with Thinking of You and Happy Father's Day. My class will have their choice. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lakeside Card


Here is the first Card for my April Card Class. 
I'm working on making Masculine cards this month since Father's Day is right around the corner. 
I always struggle making masculine cards but Fun Stampers Journey has this great Stamp Set called Lakeside, which makes creating with this set so easy.


All of the background was colored with various colors of Pan Pastels. I used a combination of the Rich Sorbets and Party Pop.
I then stamped the scene from the Lakeside Stamp set using Black licorice Fusion Ink and clear embossing powder

I then filled in more color in the dock, trees, grass and reflections in the water with more pastels. 
Then I mounted it on Black Licorice Cardstock, then onto a white card base. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019



Here is the third and last card for my March Class. One of my favorites. It can be used for Mother's Day or any Occasion. 



This card is called the Barn Door Fold. 

The Designer papers I used are from The Good Life Prints

I white embossed one of the flowers from the Handpicked For You stamp set. I then colored the vase in with White Pan Pastels and the leaves and some flowers with alcohol Markers. I left the Roses Blue to match the paper.
The colors of Cardstock used are Blue Lagoon and Hay Stack.

Baby Bow Die used with Haystack Cardstock. AND, This die is only $5.95. 

The Sentiment on the inside is from the Stamp Set Inside & Out


The second card for my March Class


My class had a choice of Mother's Day or Birthday. 

The base is Rustic Rose Cardstock.
The next layer was dry embossed using the Mystic Impressions Embossing Folder.

The Oval, Vine and Flowers are from the Floral Oval Die Set

Celebrate Mom is from the Annual Celebration Stamp Set.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Good Day for a Good Day


Here is the first of three cards for my March Card Class.


This card was so much fun to design and put together.  

I started by spraying the card base with Gold Shimmer Spray.
When that dried, I stamped the Wildflower stamp on the bottom using Summer Days True Fusion Ink
Using Whip Cream cardstock, I cut another panel with the Sun Rays Die then stamped the bottom of that with the Wildflowers stamp and Summer Days Ink. 

I cut out a Doily with Whip cream cardstock, and the Doily Die. That was adhered directly to the card base right behind the circle of the Sun Ray Panel. I trimmed of any edges sticking out. 
Then adhered the Sun Ray Panel using Foam Tape to pop it up. 

Using the Pierced Circle from the My Sunshine Die Set, I cut a pierced circle from Mirror Gold Cardstock and attached it to the Sun Ray circle. 

I cut a Butterfly with the Artful Butterfly Die Set in both Blue Lagoon and Cool Pool Cardstock and adhered them together onto the Gold Circle. 

Using the Swirl Tags Die Set, I cut out a tag and stamped the sentiment from Remarkable You Stamp Set and sponged with Blue Lagoon Ink.  A tiny bow was cut fro m Blue Lagoon Cardstock using the NEW Baby Bow Die Set.

I finished the card off with some Gold Sequins and Gold Fashion Pearls on the Butterfly. I brushed Sparkle Silk on the the top layer of the Butterfly. 


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hippity Hoppin


Another cute Easter card


The background was used sponging a combination of Sweet Pear True Fusion Ink and Limeade Splash fusion ink through two separate Stencils. 
Stencils used were Wallpaper Stencil and Bubble Bubble.

I then used Journey Circles Die with Limeade Splash Cardstock. Then used the Hexagon Dies with Whip Cream Cardstock. 

The Sentiment, Daffodils and Bunnies were all stamped using the Hippity Hoppin Stamp Set with Black Licorice True Fusion Ink and Heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. 
All images were then colored with Copic Markers. 

Card was finished off by tying Peaches and Cream thread around top layers.  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Easter Greetings



This card uses the cute FSJ Peep Peep ATS Stamp Set. The image was colored with Copic Markers.

The Background is Pretty Amethyst Cardstock which I dry embossed with the Inspire Embossing Folder.

I then used the Ornamental Arch Dies on Whip Cream Cardstock. 
The Basket and  Sentiment were stamped with Black Licorice True Fusion Ink and Heat embossed with clear Embossing Powder. 

The Chick was stamped onto Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock, highlighted with Copic markers and cut out by hand. 

A Pineapple Smoothie Gingham Ribbon Bow was added as the finishing touch. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Easter Blessings


This entire card is heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder

I started with a layer of Peaches and Cream Cardstock.
The next layer was stamped with clear Pigment embossing ink using the Modern Frame Stamp Set and covered with the Rose Gold Embossing Powder and heated. 

An Oval was cut using the Modern Frame Die Set. It was dry embossed using the Bright Day Embossing Folder
That oval was then edged with the clear embossing ink and then Rose Gold Embossing powder and heated. 

The Cross and Easter Greetings were stamped using the Easter Blessings Stamp Set and heat embossed using the Rose Gold Embossing Powder. 

The leaves were die cut with Mirror Gold Cardstock,  and the flower with Peaches and Cream Cardstock  using the Modern Frame Die Set.

A Triple bow was made using the Gold Twine and adhered behind the flower. A gold pearl adorns the center of the flower. 

All products used and from FSJ and Spellbinders. 


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy Galentine's Day


Here is my third and last card for my January Card Class. This is a perfect Valentine for your special Girl Friends.


The main image here is from the Fun Stampers Journey ATS Stamp called "Hey Girl". The Sentiment is also in this set. 
This stamp is so versatile. I made another card just like this but cut off all of the mail flying out of the back and made the sentiment say Happy Birthday. 
She's got a cute little package in her front basket like she's on her way to a party. 

So much dimension added to this card. 

The cardstock in the far ground is Rustic Rose Cardstock. The next layer is whip cream cardstock where I sponged over it with a Light Blue Pan Pastel. 

The City Scape is an FSJ Die called Hero City. It was meant to go with all of the fabulous Super Hero Stamps in their catalog, but makes a perfect background for this stamp. 


The Sun is from "My Sunshine" Die Set. 

I took a small strip of Black Licorice Cardstock and dry embossed it with the Diamond Netting Embossing Folder for some added texture. 

The image was colored in with FSJ Color Burst Colored Pencils. 

Products Used:
My Sunshine Die Set - $6.95

Hey Girl Stamp Set - $8.95

Hero City Die Set - $13.95

Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils

Diamond Netting Embossing Folder - $5.95

Rustic Rose 8.5x11 Cardstock - $6.95

Fresh Sage 8.5x11 Cardstock - $6.95

Citrus Cooler 8.5x11 Cardstock - $6.95

Summer Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - $6.95

Monday, January 7, 2019

LOVE, Wedding, Anniversary or Valentine Card


Here is the second of three cards for my January Card Class. The focus this month is on LOVE.



The card is layered with Rustic Rose & Whip Cream Cardstock. The back panel of Whip Cream was Dry embossed using the Love Stripes Embossing Folder. 

I then used the Pocket Cuts Piercing Die to embellish around the whip cream cardstock and stamped the Love Block ATS Stamp with a Clear Embossing Pad and Copper Embossing Powder. 
I then used Rustic Rose and Limeade Splash Liquid Colors to color in the flowers and leaves.

I then added tiny drops of White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Nuvo Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops to enhance the flowers. 

The finishing touch was to make a Bow using White Organza Ribbon and heating it to slightly melt and crinkle the ribbon. 

Products used, listed below.  

Challenges for this card:
Penny Black - New Beginnings
All Sorts - Hearts and Flowers
Make my Monday - Use words or a sentiment
Colour Crazy - Coloring 
The Artistic Stamper - Anything
Craft-Dee Bowz - Hand made bow
Mix it Up - Sentiment as Focal Point

Products Used:
Love Stripes Embossing Folder - $5.95

Rustic Rose 8.5x11 Cardstock - $6.95


Pocket Cuts Die Set - $24.95


Copper Embossing Powder - $5.95


Limeade Splash Liquid Color - $7.95

Rustic Rose Liquid Color - $7.95

Special Day Organza Ribbon - $10.95

Nuvo - Crystal Drops - Gloss White - $2.69

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Nuvo - Glitter Drops - Ruby Slipper - $2.69
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Happy Valentines Day



Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!

Here is the first of three cards my classes will be making this month. It was difficult for me to get out of the Christmas Card mode. 

I started by Dry embossing the front of a Whip Cream Card front using the "I Heart" Embossing Folder. 

I die cut The "Cascading Hearts" Die with Candy Apple Cardstock and glued this to the front of the card.

I love these "Lace Hearts" Dies from Spellbinders. I cut one out using Bubblegum Cardstock. Then, using Candy Apple Cardstock and the Heart Felt Dies and Piercing Dies, I cut a small red heart. 

The small pink Hearts were made with Bubblegum Cardstock using the "Love Is" punch Cartridge. This punches all three sizes of the small hearts. I then coated the three small pink hearts with "Moon Stone" Nuvo Glimmer Paste. 

The sentiment was stamped with Cranberry Bliss Ink using the "Love Arrow" ATS. 

A triple bow was made using Bubblegum Twine and adhered to the red heart and the smallest pink heart in the center. 

Finally, I added three "Pink World sequins" to the Lace Heart. 
Then used the Bubblegum Silk and splattered the entire front of the card. That gave it the finishing touch. 

Products Used:
I Heart Embossing Folder - $5.95

Cascading Hearts Die Set - $15.95

Heart-Felt Die Set

Heart-Felt Piercing Elements Die Set

Shapeabilities Lace Hearts Etched Dies - $19.99

Love Arrow ATS - $8.95

Love Is Punch Cartridge - $14.95

Punch Handle - $12.95

Candy Apple 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - $6.95

Bubble Gum 8.5x11 Cardstock - $6.95

Cranberry Bliss True Color Fusion Ink Pad - $7.95

Bubble Gum Silk - $5.95

Journey Sequins Pink World - $5.95

Nuvo - Glimmer Paste - Moonstone - $7.19
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Branch and Cones Gift Card Holder


Here is the third and last card for my December Card Class. This is actually a little more then a card. It's a Gift Card Holder. 




I started with a 12"x12" sheet of white cardstock. I cut it at 5 1/2" .
Then scrore this at 6". I thn like to flip the paper so the next two score marks are on the opposite side of the paper. Score at 4 1/4". Then turn and score the opposite end at 4 1/4". 
Now, fold the cardstock in half. The fold each of the ends back. You now have a 4.25" X 5.5 card. 
Decorate the entire card before cutting the slit for the gift card.

In the center portion, make a pencil mark 1" from each end and using a die, punch or scissors, cut a slit between each of the pencil marks. Then using a 1" circle punch, punch just a small amount in the center of the slit.  For my card, I actually used the FSJ combination corner rounder and Notch punch. 

The front of the card was decorated using the FSJ Cozy Prints and the Branch and Cones Die.

Products used:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

3D Angel Ornament Card



Now, for my second card for my December class.  
This card is made entirely with fabulous Dies from Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey. 
I saw this on the SB website and had to make it. This Frame Die is fabulous. 


Challenges for this card:

Crafting By Designs - Holidays
The Crafty Addicts - Christmas
Crafty Gals Challenge - Christmas
Cute N'Crafty - Christmas
Ike's World Challenges - Christmas
The Holly & Ivy - Christmas

Supplies Used: 


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gnome For The Holidays


I hope you all had a safe and fabulous Thanksgiving.  It's so hard to believe it's that time of the year already.

I wasn't going to make Christmas cards for my December Card Classes, however, I have so many fantastic stamps and Dies from Fun Stampers Journey that I haven't used yet along with so many ideas that I just have to do it anyway. 

Here is the first of Three cards my classes will make. Product Links below. 



The textured background was made by swiping Pumpkin Bread Ink on the smooth side of the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder and running it through my Platinum 6 machine. 

I stamped the small tree from the Sparkle Trim Stamp Set with Kiwi Slice ink and heat embossed it with clear EP. 
I then used the Shell design of the Wall Paper Stencil and Oatmeal Cookie Ink to very lightly sponge color through it to resemble wall paper behind the tree. 

I stamped one of the Gnomes from the Gnome For The Holidays Stamp Set with Black Licorice Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I positioned him next to the tree and cut off his feet.

I took my roll of foam tape and cut long super skinny pieces of it to fit behind the window frame and molding pieces. 

The Sentiment was stamped in Dark Roast ink and heat embossed with clear Embossing powder then cut out and lightly sponged with Pumpkin Bread Ink. 

The tree in lower right corner is from the Gnome stamp set and was stamped with Kiwi slice ink onto green Olive cardstock and also heat embossed with Clear EP. 

After all was assembled, I attached the smallest fashion gold pearls to the tree. 

Challenges for this card:

Avenue 613 - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Christmas
Watercooloer Challenge - Holidays
Papercraft Challenges - Lots of Dimension. 

Product List: