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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year,  everyone.  Are you making any New Year's resolutions?  Personally, I am not,  I find that it does not take long for me to break them and it usually happens within the first week. ~Smile~

Every year I make New Year's cards to send to some of my friends that may not have gotten a Christmas card from me due to time running out before I could get enough cards made or put in the mail.   Unfortunately,  I did not get many of the Happy New Year cards made either.  Here is the New Year card I made to share with you today.

I started my card using black card stock and layering it with two different patterns of designer paper.  I used Super Gold Metallic card stock that was cut with a Spellbinders Teardrop Circles die.  The Impression Obsession Christmas Sentiment was stamped and layered on the top of the tear drop circle.

I used the Memory Box Over The Moon and Stars die to cut the large moon shape.  I placed silver and gold sequins over my card to give it a holiday appeal.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Card For Comfort

Here is a card I made to send to a friend with health problems.  The stamps I used are from Our Daily Bread.   The bird and scripture was so perfect for her.  Just reading the scripture could provide comfort. The paper I used from my card was a beige piece of decorative card stock with no other color.  I stamped some flowers and vines on it to give it some color.   I used a cloud template to sponge the sky around the scripture and the bird.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you visit again soon.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Classy Cards N Such Challenge #117 - Let It Snow

Hello, stamping friends.   I have a snowflake card to share with you for the challenge at Classy Cards challenge #117.  The challenge is all about snowflakes.

I started with a white base.   I used the Memory Box Distressed Baptisia Collage die on the lower corner of the card.  I cut a piece of Stardream Rose Quartz card stock to use for the layer on the inside of the card so it shows through the top part of the card. 

I also used Stardream Rose Quartz to use with the Sue Wilson Joy -Festive Collection die.  I put a layer of gray card stock behind it to make it stand out.  I really like the pink and gray color combination.

I cut a gray snowflake using the Memory Box Rizza Snowflake die.    I cut another one from pink to make the pink center of the snowflake.

I wanted to add a couple of small snowflakes to my card in the pink Stardream Rose Quartz card stock.  They were cut using the  Impression Obsession Small Snowflake set die.

The finishing step to my card was adding silver sequins.  I adhered the sequins and all the card parts using  Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

Thank you, for joining us today.  I hope you are ready to get started on your snowflake card and join us for the challenge.

Challenges entered:

Impression Obsession - Snowy Wishes

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Season Of Music

Here is a card I made for Classy Cards N Such.  I wanted to make an unusual Christmas card and I think I succeeded.   ~grin~  The music on my card reminded me of days past, when I was a child.  We always had a good time singing Christmas carols and celebrating the season.

I started my card by sponging my card stock with Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Evergreen Distress Stain.

I stamped the sentiment on the card using Impression Obsession Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  I adhered the Memory Box Party Music over the top of the sponged colorsI used silver card stock to make the Small Snowflakes by Impression Obsession.  I wrapped my card up by adhering the pieces to the card using Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

I entered this card is the Impression Obsession - Snowy Wishes challenge.

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Cold Winter Night

My card for today is for the Classy Cards N Such Silent Night challenge.  The Inspiration Picture looks so peaceful to look at, but it has way more snow than I am wanting to see.    

I cut my snowbanks and put them on the card leaving enough room to put my Impression Obessesion Brick House and  for the Poppystamps Bundled Snowman.  I placed Sue Wilson
Winter Trees in the snow banks.  My finishing touch was placing the  Art Impressions 
Christmas Star in the sky and added stickles to it.

Here is the inspiration picture and we would love to have you join us for the challenge.

Card entered in:

Memory Box challenge -  Seasons Greetings
Impression Obsession - Snowy Wishes

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gatefold Latch Card

I have made a gatefold latch card to share with you.  I had saw a few of these on some of the blogs I follow and decided it was time for me to do some measuring and come up with a plan to make one.

I started with a white piece of card stock 4 1/4 by 11 for the card base.  I scored in from each side at 2 3/4 inches.  I cut the layers for the front using brown card stock and designer paper from my stash. 

Now I am going to get started on the latch for my card.  Here is a picture of the card partially open so you can see how the latch works.

The outer brown decorative piece of brown card stock was cut using the Sue Wilson California Collection Beverly Hills die.
I used the inside of this die to cut the white decorative piece.  The next brown decorative piece was cut using one of the  Spellbinders Oval Regalia die.  The center oval was made using an oval punch.

I used gold card stock to cut the Memory Box  Willoughby Butterfly Wings.  

My Impression Obsession Brick House dies arrived this week.  I was really excited to get it because I wanted to used the decorative pieces for the eaves of the house for the corners of my card.  Not only can you make a cute little house with this set, you have two dies that can be used for corners.  I love dies that can be used for more than one purpose.  I am going to be using this one a lot.  I love the corner pieces. 

To construct the card I used Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to attach the pieces of my card.  When gluing the latch you will want to glue half of the brown decorative piece to one side of the card and the white piece on the other side so your latch will open properly.

I added a few LeCreme Pearls for the finishing touch to my card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  Come back soon, we will have another great card for you to see.  If you haven't joined us for our Starry Night challenge this week, you still have time to  make your card and link it up to our blog.  The challenge ends tomorrow night.   We would love to see your card..

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Classy Cards N Such Challenge #115 - Starry Night Challenge

I am posting a card for our new Starry Night challenge at the Classy Cards N Such Blog.
I loved our inspiration photo with the stars.  I love stars and hearts so I added a heart in with the stars on my card.

I found this star designer paper in my stash and it reminded me of the fabric on the star pillows in the inspiration picture.  I was lucky to find blue card stock paired with it so I used it for my card base.  I made a gate fold card.  The base was 8 X 4 1/4 and I scored in from each side at 2 1/4 inches.    I cut my star paper to layer over each blue panel. 

I used Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts to cut the blue scalloped heart.    I used a heart die to cut the top layer of the heart.  The three large stars across the front of the card were cut with a punch.  I used the Memory Box Over The Moon And Stars die to cut the medium size stars.  I used blue card stock and Super Gold Metallic paper for the stars.  I also used the Over The Moon And Stars die to cut the small stars.

The Hello Greeting was made using  a die from the Impression Obsession Greeting Set and placed in the lower corner. 

I used Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to attach the pieces to the card.   The star on the bottom was popped up with Joy Foam Pads Large.

I appreciate you coming by today to see my card and I hope to see your card entered in the Starry Night challenge this week.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cabrini Christmas Ornament

 It sure is starting to look a lot like Christmas.  I see Christmas lights everywhere I go and there is so much hustle and bustle going on in the stores with everyone doing their shopping.  

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.   I really like how it turned out, but I was not real pleased with the photograph.  I have a hard time getting a good picture when I use foil paper/card stock.  I have fluorescent lights in my craft area and it really creates a shine.   I went out on the sun porch to take the picture and it really helped.  I still have just a touch of shine on the reindeer, but it was the best I could do.  If you have any tips that might help me with this,  please let me know.
I used a black card base and added a layer of shiny gold sticker paper that had stars on it.  I added white card stock and then a layer of gold snowflake vellum.  I cut the reindeer with the same gold paper using the Sue Wilson Deer Family Festive Collection.  

I cut the ornament using the Memory Box Cabrini Ornament.  I used black, silver and gold paper to give my card an elegant look.  I added the snowflake using the Impression Obsession Small Snowflake Set.

The sentiment was gold embossed using the Impression Obsession Christmas Sentiments Stamp set.  I added black poinsettias using the PoppyStamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die.

I added the elements to my card using the Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  I honestly love this adhesive.

For the finishing touch, I added Silver Rhinestones to the ornament and the poinsettias.  I added a Brown Rhinestone for the reindeer eye.

I am happy you dropped by to see us today.  I hope you enjoyed the card.  Come back and visit again, soon.

Free 4 All challenge card

I was the hostess for the Splitcoast Stampers Free 4 All challenge this week.   My challenge was to make a card and the title of it had to match a movie.   I chose "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".   I loved that movie and ofcourse John Candy.   I used Tim Holtz stamps and distress inks to achieve the vintage look. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Color Challenge Butterfly Card

Here is a card I made for the Splitcoast Color Challenge for today.   The challenge colors are Night of Navy and Baja Breeze.  I substituted Cool Caribbean.   The dessert of the challenge was to use gold.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Classy Cards N Such Challenge #114 - Add an Angel

Our challenge at the Classy Cards N Such blog this week is add an angel to our cards or projects and let the inspiration photo inspire us.  I used snow angels on my card. I hope you will join us for this challenge as  I cannot  wait to see how you use angels on your cards.

Here is the inspiration picture for this week.

I started my card with a white card base and followed with a layer of red foil from the Textured Patterns 1 Foil Paper pack.  Over the red foil, I placed a textured silver foil card stock.

I had some white paper that was already cut into snow banks that I used on the bottom of my card. I cut the trees and red birds using the Impression Obsession Birch Trees die.   I cut a Memory Box Frostyville border and placed it at the top of my card.

The tree was made using the Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree.  I added Stickles to the branches to make them sparkle.  The poinsettias  were made with the Poppystamps
Small Blooming Poinsettia die.

Last but, not least,  I added the snow angels to my card using the Memory Box Choir of Angels die.

I used Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to attach the pieces to my card. 

Thank you for joining us today.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tis The Season - Classy Cards N Such

I am still making Christmas cards fast and furiously.  This is a card I made for the Classy Cards N Such blog.  I used the Memory Box Precious Mittens die and the Impression Obsession 
Small Snowflake set to make the line of mittens.  The large snowflake is a Memory Box die called
Rizza Snowflakes.  I added a sentiment from the Flourishes Holiday Topiaries stamp set.

I added sequins as the finishing touch.  

I am off to make another card.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.