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Hi everybody! This week I'm sharing an Anniversary card I made for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! Which is a fantastic feat in itself these days. Congratulations!!!! And this stunning card could also be a 50th birthday card for someone special too! It's gorgeous and elegant in gold.
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Hi everybody! The Spring theme continues with my first ever Eclipse card I made with just a few supplies. The industry calls it Eclipse, but I see it more like camouflage. lol. If you haven't tried this trend, you must. It's fun and creates stunning results. Not to mention, all that pretty patterned paper you've been hoarding now has a purpose...Eclipse them baby! Because once you start...the possibilities are endless!
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Happy Spring! I hope it's warming up where you are. We had 4" of snow just two days ago and today it's mostly melted, warm, and sunny. But it will snow again...that's just what it does in Colorado. It's also the day after my daughter's birthday, so I can share with you the card I made her. I wanted it bright and happy for Spring and this Amy Tangerine collection really delivered. I love this modern look with a retro a twist with the mod shapes and cassette tapes.
First adhere the pink and yellow pattern papers to a card base. Punch out nine label shapes from four sheets of pattern paper, run through a sticker maker, and adhere to card. I layered two ribbons on top of this cool pink burlap ribbon. Add flower embellishments, enamel dots, music note stickers, and the "sweet life" sticker in the middle. And another card with NO stamping. ~Kim
-Little Red Wagon Challenge #334- Happy Easter/Spring
-The Paper Girls Challenge #100!!-pretty paper-friendships
-WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ M1616: I was inspired by the colors and the spots.
-Skip to my Lou-Made by you Mondays
Supplies used: American Crafts-Amy Tangerine: Better Together paper collection, stickers, and ribbon; SU label punch; Recollections Kraft card/envelope set from Michaels; My Minds Eye enamel dots; paper flowers; Creative Impressions leaves and brads; Xyron 1.5" sticker maker; Glue Dots; and Scor-Tape.
Happy Wednesday everybody! Hop along with me and my talented team of designers from the Cardmaker Blog & American Crafts. As we each share lots of wonderful, vibrant, spring projects from the super talented Amy Tangerine's *NEW* Better Together Collection. WOW! What fun we had creating projects from this amazing collection of shapes, bright colors, fun patterns with a retro twist, and lots of really great embellishments. See below for Blog Hop list, tutorial, and a list of supplies I used...
Easter is Sunday, March 27, 2016 this year! So, that does not leave a lot of time to make cards. Do you make Easter cards? If so, post them on Facebook and show me what you've made. I'd love to see them.
I was inspired to create these fun flip card by the shapes and colors from "The House That Stamps Built" challenge. I love the pink, blue, and purple colors. And I think the bunny ears look like hearts. The sentiment I downloaded a printable and printed it from my computer in color on white cardstock and punched it out. ~Kim
You still have time to make quick and easy Valentines cards for your loved ones. I made these for my four kids with one paper kit that included coordinating paper and stickers, in addition to a heart stamp set.
The first card is for my daughter and I wanted it pink, glittery, and very girly with lots of sparkly bling. Her card is layered paper, stickers, glitter ribbon, adhesive heart gems, and has No stamping.
And for my three son's I wanted their cards masculine, simple, red, and full of hearts. These are quick and easy cards for not only Valentines day, but also birthdays, anniversaries, and any day you want to show your loved ones you care. Happy Valentines Day! ~Kim
Hi everybody! I'm up on the CardMaker Blog today sharing tips on how to make nice, easy, cards, in a flash. I created a card template (below) and I'm happy to share with you all. I've done all the math and measuring for you and this template makes it so fast and easy to cut all your pieces. All you have to do is cut and paste. These two cards were created from examples 1 and 2. Go check out all six cards I made in less than 10 minutes and all the materials I used up on the CardMaker Blog. Once you master these six examples you can now make 24+ cards from one 6x6 paper pad in less than an hour. Really! And I'm happy to say this is another project I created with NO stamping! So, get out your pretty paper pads you've been hoarding and get started making cards. ~Kim
Do you make cards for Valentines Day? Sometimes I do, time permitting, and this year I had time to play with these gorgeous papers, stamps, and stickers. So, whether you celebrate Valentines Day or not here are a few ideas for some quick cards to make and give your loved ones on the 14th or anytime of year.
It doesn't have to take a lot of supplies to make cards. I recommend using a kit or a collection because your paper, stickers, and sentiments all coordinate. I have four kids, so I wanted to make each of them a card. I started with kraft cardstock as my card base on all of them, layered pattern paper and added these wonderful stickers or stamped images.
See tutorial and supplies listed below...
Hi everybody! It's my turn again up on the CardMaker Blog where I shared a Storage Tip to help you get organized. If you missed it, it's all about my basic craft tote pictured above and I just LOVE it. "Thank You, honey!" My hubby got it for me a few Christmas' ago for $10. Really! As you can see, I love it so much it's stuffed with all my favorite most used craft products. And what you can't see is the back right pocket that's stuffed with gel pens, glitter pens, LePen, Zip pens and more pens I love. Read more about how to get started, what I put in my tote, and where to buy yours up on the CardMaker Blog "here." Leave a comment telling us where you get your storage inspiration. We'd love to hear from you. ~Kim
Love is in the air...but first I needed to make a February Birthday card for somebody special. And having three sons and one daughter, I rarely get
to make anything girly. So, when I do, I go all out. I wanted it pink and pretty. And I LOVE to mix and match pattern papers.
See tutorial and supplies listed below...
Hi everybody! I'm honored to share my first assignment posted earlier this week up on the CardMaker Blog. I was tasked with creating something with the theme "celebrate & decorate." So I channeled my twin boys who turn 13yrs old this month and chose to make these metallic gift card holders and coordinating party favors to surprise them. Click on the CardMaker Blog for a complete tutorial, materials list (including the Xyron sticker maker), and step by step how to use your holiday craft stash in a new and exciting way. It's a new year and a new design team. Check it out, follow our crafty adventures, and be sure to comment and let us know how you use your holiday craft stash in new ways. Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim
Happy 13th Birthday Boys! We Love You! xoxoxo
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share with you my first Blog Hop sponsored by May Arts Ribbon & CardMaker. We were tasked to create something with gorgeous May Arts Ribbon with a Valentine's theme. This Blog Hop will give you a jump on tons of ideas to make for all your loved ones for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthday's, and so much more.
For this Hop, I created an A2 sized card from red cardstock, punched out several hexagon pieces, used shiny red metallic foil, and created this beautiful heart from this gorgeous adhesive rose ribbon. Click the pictures above for more instructions and see below for materials list and blog hop.
Happy Birthday, Mom! Yes, my parents are two days apart, just like my lil' sister and me. I know, I told you, Fall is crazy busy filled with birthdays. And as many of you know, I rarely get to make pink cards, as my daughter loves purple, and I have three sons and a hubby at home. So, when I came across this pattern paper I just knew I had to make another "quilt" card in pink and black and frilly for my mom. I just love pink and black together. Don't you? It's so classic and gorgeous for any occasion...
I am so excited and honored to be the guest designer this month for:
The Paper Girls Challenge #88 Sept 21 - Sweater Weather
Who’s ready for sweater weather? I love this time of year when the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, pumpkin is everywhere, and you start seeing the patterns of the season. And we have a lot of Fall birthdays in my family, so you will see a lot of birthday cards in the coming months. This week I was inspired by the plaid sweaters you see this time of year and created this card with my sister, Tami, with NO stamping. None!
I know, right? We were stunned too! LOL
We started with a red card base and a square punch (one inch or 1.5").
And punched out our squares from three different pattern papers from the same coordinating 6x6 pad: green, brown, and plaid. Then ran them through the Xyron sticker maker, cut the squares in half, and adhered them to another square. Layered the squares in a pinwheel quilt pattern to a larger red square and adhered to a larger brown square to create a frame or a double matte. Add some colored adhesive pearls for some shine, add buttons, bakers twine, and a tag sentiment. And you have a great masculine card or a neutral card for Fall, Christmas, or any occasion.
Plaid isn't just for the holidays!
Supplies: AC red blank cards; Authentique: Believe Collection 6x6 pad;
Square Punch; Adhesive pearls; Doodlebug buttons; AC bakers twine;
Pebbles banner sentiments; Glue dots; and a Xyron 1.5 sticker maker
Now lets see what you can make with a little imagination for our next theme "sweater weather" and enter your creations. Click the logo picture below for more details on how to enter by Sat, October 3rd. Good luck!
I also entered this card in these challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge-For a Man
Little Red Wagon Challenge #307 - Try Something New
Skip to my Lou - Made by you Monday
My daughter turned 25yrs old last week...yes...it's true! It's hard to believe that a quarter of a century has gone by. So, I wanted to share with you the lovely 25th birthday card I made for her to commemorate this grand day! She was born on the first day of Spring, it was 70 degree's that day and snowing 10 days later. Twenty five years later it's the same weather. It was warm and sunny last week and snowing today. That's Spring in Colorado!
See below for tutorial...
Would you believe this handmade gift card holder album is made from toilet rolls? Well...it is! As you see, I made five holders attached with a D ring and tied on some coordinating ribbon. I can't take credit for this idea, so I want to thank my friend Cynthia for first introducing me to this project. I love it and use it all the time throughout the year. You can find lots of toilet roll projects on Pinterest and Bo Bunny just posted a toilet roll project today too. See how I made this gift card holder album below...
Napkin cards are still all the rage and there are so many tutorials and videos using all kinds of products. So, I decided to use what I had and simplify it. And it worked really well. As you can see I only used a few supplies...
Have you seen this technique before? It's just stunning and all the rage these days. I did not make this card pictured above, a lovely person from SU did, but I am going to test this out myself. I will post my creations when I do. This gorgeous floral print is actually a napkin. Seriously! So, run out to all your favorite dollar stores and stock up on napkins. You can get 4 cards out of one napkin. Genius!
Pull napkin apart to one layer, open it up to reveal the 4 sections of the napkin. Cut 1/4 section out and adhere to cardstock. Stamp Versamark clear ink all over napkin, sprinkle SU heat and stick powder, and heat. It will be left sticky. Than sprinkle with glittered embossing power, heat, and set. Voila! This incredibly amazing result.
Now, I don't have this heat and stick powder and I here you can use UTEE powder. Some have used clear embossing powder, then a glitter embossing powder and all kinds of products. I'm going to try and make mine simple and just use the Versamark ink over the top, like normal embossing and see what happens. Now you go ahead and try it. Once you do, you too will be hooked!
Check out how to make them here: You Tube
So you can totally do this easier with supplies you already have. I did. I ran a piece of white cardstock through my Xyron sticker maker, approx. 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, and then laid the napkin over the top of the sticky side. Making sure it didn't bubble. Ink over the top of the napkin with Versamark ink, sprinkle with iridescent embossing powder, and heat to set. Voila! Gorgeous and very sparkly. My hubby's not too pleased to have sparkles on the dining room table, but he's used to it being everywhere. Now to go play with other embossing powders and see what happens. Happy crafting!
Here are some of my favorite creations using Graphic 45 Paper Collections, multiple techniques and layers. See the Gallery for more designs and details.
With Valentines behind us I just couldn't bring myself to put away all the pretty paper, hearts, and ribbons. My daughters birthday is in March, so this paper "Love Story" by Fancy Pants, is perfect for any time of year.
I created an A2 card with multiple layers and rounded the corners for a softer look. I added pink velvet ribbon by Fancy Pants and black rose ribbon by American Crafts. I gave it a 3D effect with foam pop dots and added stickers, rub ons, and gems. Now I have to keep it a secret...shhhh
I entered this card in:
Little Red Wagon-Challenge #297 ~ Birthday Theme
I create a perpetual calendar every year and just reprint the new months on colored cardstock with the new dates, birthdays, holidays, etc...for the new year. So, I can always use the same calendar base and title pages and just replace the cardstock with the new monthly dates.
Tip: I created my calendar on MS Publisher, but you can use any word document. I save mine so I can use it year after year and just change the numbers, holidays, clip art, etc...to update it for the new year.
I took an old calendar that had thick pages and a spiral binding, which was great for flipping to the next month. I use a bone folder to lift off the previous years pages. Or you could use un-do, that works great too.
Tip: Un-do is the best product for getting off stickers or anything with an adhesive backing. It neutralizes the sticker for you to take it off and when it dries it's sticky again to reuse on something else. I love it for scrapbook pages when I change my mind. Or getting off stickers from my kids furniture.
I use "green" repostionable adhesive to easily take off last years pages and adhere this years pages. As you can see, I like to use different colors with each month and match the holiday or season. I added clear calendar stickers for my months, clip art, and die cuts to each page. I adhered some of them with my Xyron sticker maker.
My calendar goes from January to January so it gives me a month to create my next calendar.
I promised I'd show you the NFL Denver Broncos Birthday card for a super bowl birthday party this weekend. It turned out really good. I surprised myself and had the right orange and blue Bazzill cardstock. LOL. Here are some of the tools I used: Xyron sticker maker for the navy Pebbles ribbon, spellbinders label frames, stampin up ink, Ranger distress ink, eyelets and the crop-a-dile (LOVE this tool), versamark ink, and chestnut brown zing embossing powder for the "happy birthdays" on the front. Go Broncos!
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