I’m always needing masculine, birthday cards, and leaves and trees are good subject matter.
Leaves & Trees
This card began with a Thick Whisper White card base layered with Woodland embossing. The leaves and tree “slice” are from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.
I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizazz Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, using an Aqua Painter and additional ink, to achieve the watercolored look.
The tree “slice” was stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and fussy cut with Paper Snips. The leaves were cut with a die from the coordinating, Nature’s Roots Die Set, and placed on Dimensionals.
“Happy” is from the Merry Christmas Die Set, cut from Whisper White Cardstock, that I colored with Calypso Coral Ink by using a Sponge Dauber. It has three layers, so the “y” that is hanging off will be sturdy.
“Birthday” is from the Well Said Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, also cut with a Merry Christmas Die. I was able to place a Mini-Dimensional beneath it for support.
For some sparkle, I added a few Iridescent Sequins, in colors close to Pear Pizazz and Calypso Coral.
My colors are from the TGIF challenge.
Thank you for checking out my masculine, birthday card. You can see details about my supplies by clicking on the pictures in my Product List below. Have a great day!
What would look cute on a gift tag? A penguin, of course!
Penguin Gift Tags
My idea began with two pieces of Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 2″ X 5 1/4″, and the Beautiful Layers Die Set. I used one die to cut the top section, and another die to cut the sides.
Next, I used the Banner Triple Punch to cut the bottom, which worked perfectly at 2″.
My penguins are from the Playful Penguins Stamp Set, which I stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. After fussy cutting the penguins, I placed them on Dimensionals.
Behind the penguins are strips of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper, 1 1/4″ X 3 3/4″.
The penguins are standing on a square, cut with a Layering Squares Die, and stamped with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. “No peeking til Christmas” is stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink
Sometimes you just need a simple “To” and “From,” which is also in the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set.
The ribbon tied at the top is retired, but any 1/4″ ribbon would fit through the holes. I added a bow of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.
I was inspired to make gift tags, because of the TGIF challenge.
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Before sharing Cat’s halloween card, let me remind you that today is THE DAY! From 12:01 October 23rd until midnight, we have a super stamp sale going on. Click on the flashing 15% to shop now!
Cat asked to be on “just one more” Halloween card. He said I should punch him from Basic Black Cardstock, and he would wear a Gorgeous Grape scarf for his costume.
Cat convinced the Playful Penguins to loan him their scarf, because he promised to return it right after October 31st. I agreed, cutting the scarf by hand, which turned out to be a perfect fit.
Cat in Scarf
At first glance, you might think Cat is sitting in front of a moon, but it’s actually a log. It’s from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink, and fussy cut.
The log happens to be from one of the many stamp sets on sale, and Cat thought it would be a great hiding place, while waiting to pounce on trick-or-treaters.
The background is retired, Brights 6X6 Designer Paper, which Cat had to have, because it matched his scarf. Eventually, I said it was okay, because new patterns are currently available, which I have in my Product List. I do like the way the stripe blends with the Highland Heather card base.
“Trick or Treat” is from the Itty Bitty Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
Finally, Cat said he wanted some scary, white, stuff by his log. He was satisfied with the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, after I shredded the end.
All of this was instigated by Cat seeing two challenges. I have to keep him away from my computer!
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Today’s Christmas card features a red rose bouquet, along with a framed sentiment.
I began by stamping a flower from the First Frost Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. After cutting the flower with its Frosted Bouquet Die, I used my Bone Folder to give it shape.
The stamped piece, directly beneath the rose, was made with Garden Green Ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock, and a die from Frosted Bouquet.
Two more dies were used to make the Garden Green leaves and Very Vanilla “Baby’s Breath.” I used the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder to add interest to the leaves, and dotted the “Baby’s Breath” with Shimmery Crystal Effects.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Don’t you love how it is framed? I used one of the dies in the new Ornate Frames Die Set, which is pictured in my Product List. Just click on the picture for details, and add it to your shopping cart!
The background for my bouquet is Toile Tidings Designer Paper on a Garden Green card base. I used the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the DSP.
The flower theme, stripe, and layout were inspired by TGIF.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you were inspired! Have a great day!
Today’s card began as an “eclipse-a-daisy,” while experiencing an “oops-a-daisy.”
But, the actual beginning was TGIF’s challenge, to use Perennial Essence or Mosaic Mood Designer Paper.
The paper that caught my eye was the Perennial Essence design that has beautiful, little daisies falling through it.
After trimming the sides with a Be Mine Stitched Die, I grabbed my Medium Daisy Punch, and punched out a daisy. One daisy calls for another, right?
After punching a second round of petals, and attaching with Mini-Dimensionals, I added the daisy center from a yellow spot on the DSP. If you missed the instructions on my notched, daisy center, click on this picture.
I decided not to make a “true eclipse,” because I liked the way the Thick Whisper White card base was peeking through the bottom.
The daisy stem was made with a die from Sweet Silhouettes, simply cutting off the dandelion top. The leaves were made with Magnolia Memory Dies.
Here’s where the “oops-a-daisy” comes into play. The “love” and “you” dies are from the Well Written Die Set, and somehow, within a matter of minutes, I lost the “you” die. I spent, at least, 30, frustrated minutes searching, because I couldn’t complete my card without it. Besides, I have OCD when it comes to losing things. “Lo and behold,” it had fallen in the trash!
I was able to complete my card with “love you,” in Thick Whisper White Cardstock, matching the stem and card base. Whew!
Thank you for stopping by. May we all find things we’ve lost!
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It’s always exciting to use new product, and today I’m using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate for the second time.
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with Feels Like Frost Designer Paper (the silver foil side) that I bordered with Noble Peacock Foil in Old Olive. The papers are in my Product List for a closer look.
Before gluing the two papers together, I used a Beautiful Boughs Die to cut a bough from the Feels Like Frost DSP. Then, I used the same die to cut a bough from the Noble Peacock Foil, filling in the hole, making it inlaid.
I rounded the corners to mimic the TGIF challenge sketch.
It’s wonderful how the Detailed Trio Punch makes it so easy. You can see the other capabilities of the punch by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.
For the circle in the sketch, I took it literally, and used a Layering Circles Die to cut a circle from the Mercury Glass Acetate. My circle needed a top to look like an ornament, and here’s the fun part; I used the Snowman Builder Punch! Doesn’t the snowman’s hat make a great ornament topper?
“Happy Holidays” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and fitting perfectly within the Classic Label Punch.
There’s plenty of shine on this card, but I had to add a few green-toned Iridescent Sequins.
If you’re wondering how I used the Mercury Glass Acetate the first time, here it is. You can click on the picture for details.
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