Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Something for the Big Boy challenge

Shopping Our Stash's challenge this week is "Something for the Big Boy" meaning create a card for a teenage boy or an adult male. Masculine cards don't come easy to me, but I thought these old BasicGrey papers fit the bill.  It is extremely time consuming, but I enjoy paper piecing dies...especially when I choose multiple patterned papers; that way I can make enough multiples to use all of those little pieces (in this case, hexagons!)

Both the hexagon background die and the banner die are by Papertrey Ink.  The large brick hexagon is a Creative Memories punch, then I glued it to a scrap of white card stock and fussy cut around it.  The mini glazed brads are by My Mind's Eye.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter (bunny) challenge

When I saw the current challenge at Cut It Up (include a bunny on your card), I knew this would be a great way to create some last-minute Easter cards using my new stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I had this 12x12 Doodlebug paper from an old collection from a couple of years ago and I was able to create eight cards from that one sheet of paper.

In real life my bunnies look a little puffy (they are marshmallow peeps bunnies, right?)  To achieve that look I xyron-ed (yep, it's a word...in the crafty world...) two sheets of white card stock, stamped, then painted on Glitter Glaze.  After the Glitter Glaze dried, I die cut them.  Super cute, right?

Link up your bunny cards (include a die cut on your card) at Cut It Up.

paper:  Doodlebug Bazzill (purple); Doodlebug Hello Spring (stripe); Recollections 110b. white card stock
ink:  Memories yellow; Memories violet; Impress chartreuse; Close To My Heart bubblegum
Glitter Glaze:  Li'l Davis Designs clear

Have a Hoppy Easter!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Vintage challenge at Jingle Belles and A Bit O'Green

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is "The Spirit of Christmas Past" meaning using vintage ephemera or vintage-style.  This was a perfect challenge for my to pull out my October Afternoon vintage die cuts my husband gave me for Christmas (in a Simon Says Stamp card kit.)  The stamped sentiment is from the same kit from Simon Says Stamp.  My snow drift die, music die, and snowflakes die are also purchased from Simon Says Stamp.  Since the boy has a green jacket and the girl has green leg warmers, I am also entering this in the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp: A Bit O' Green.

I am keeping up with the challenges at Jingle Belles this year and I already have a nice little pile of cards.  For some challenges (like the previous 3-layer challenge) I made three identical cards.  Today's card is unique since only one die cut of these cute carolers is in the package, but it was also completely made from scraps...bonus!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Doubly challenged/Lucky to have you

I was inspired by both the Fusion (Lucky Days) challenge and the Cut It Up (St. Paddy's Day) challenge.  I found this fun green dot paper in my 6x6 green paper stash, I found a little green card stock to coordinate for the layers, flowers, and heart, matched ink for the sentiment, and added some twine.  Both the flower punch and the lattice die are by Stampin' Up.  The white mini brads are really old stash; I'm not sure what company made them.

Happy Wednesday!

Layer it on Me!

I'm under the wire with the current Jingle Belles challenge:  making holiday cards with at least three layers...easy peasy!  I salvaged the gold and red square from my scrap heap; they were already run through the Xyron.  I'm not sure how many years (yes, years *sigh*) these were in the scrap heap, but I knew I wanted to stamp this cute reindeer; my three layers:  gold, red, white :)

card stock:  Recollections (white 110 lb.); XPEDX (red linen); gold mirror paper
stamps:  DeNami Designs (sentiment); Savvy Stamps (reindeer and frame)
ink:  black hybrid ink; Memories soft wheat
Copic markers:  E19 and E33
gem (reindeer nose):  Hero Arts self adhesive pearls and gems

Happy Wednesday!