Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #641

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I do so appreciate the visit.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week was my pick.  I chose one of Andrea's sketches.

My card was quick and easy.  I needed it after one super busy weekend.  I almost didn't get to make a card.  I spent 3 hours Sunday morning making a baby shower card.  I'll share that later.  But for now, my card features dies from i-Crafter (circles in the Double Carrier by Lori Whitlock) and sentiment word dies from Spellbinders.  The paper is from a matstack called Garden Party and I finished it with some Nuvo Drops.

As I said, super easy - super quick card. 

I do hope you'll join us over at the TMS blog, leave some love for the team and join in the fun!

i-Crafter Valentine Wishes

 Hello!  I have a fun, pretty non-traditional Valentine's card to share with you.

Products used:

Impossible Box, Valentine Add-On

"Wishes" from Rocker Step Card Base

Heart border from Valentine Treat Add-on

Small heart from Heart Embellishements by Lori Whitlock

Please visit the i-Crafter blog to learn how I made this card!  I give all the details on how I made my own stamp using the heart die and how I pulled this all together.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #640

 Hello and thank you for stopping by!  The latest revisited sketch is up, this week is Debbi's pick and she chose one of my sketches.

My card features a cut image from Lori Whitlock.  It's actually from one of her pop up box cards, but I just used the hot air balloon.  I also used some paper from Moda Scraps and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Don't look too close, this is what happens when you don't use your MISTI.

The sun and clouds were also in the same cut file.  These I cut from white card stock and using my i-Blender Brushes from i-Crafter I colored them.  The card came to together pretty easily, the only thing that took a few extra minutes was adhering each layer of paper on the balloon.  I think it turned out pretty nice.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join us in the fun and leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

i-Crafter - Happy Mail box card

I am on the i-Crafter blog today and I am so excited to share my box card!  My card features the adorable new Box Pops, Scooter Love Add On and the Mailbox Box Card by Lori Whitlock (released last month).


Please head on over to the blog to learn how I made this super cute box card!  This card will not fit in an A2 size envelope, but should fit easily in a 5x7 envelope.

I hope you enjoy this card and that it inspires to look at your dies in a different way.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #639

 Hello - thank you for stopping by.  The next revisited sketch is up on the TMS blog and this week's it's Debbie's choice.

Before I share my card, a little history.  I used to belong to a card traders group a long time ago. I've met some really wonderful card makers and they taught me so much.  I did leave the group after awhile - you know... life gets in the way.  Well, my old friend Debbie Falls contacted me recently and asked if I wanted to come back to the group.  And I thought, what the heck!  Why not.

So the first challenge back was to do partial die cutting - technique can be found here.

It's a little hard to see our sketch in this card, but instead of stars there is foliage.  The card features the Large DOM, June 2020 from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The paper is Portfolio by Pink Paislee.  This is the greatest paper pack and I don't use it enough!

Please join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog - c'mon, it'll be a lot of fun!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #638

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year (once again)!  The first revisited sketch is up on Tuesday Morning Sketches and it was Andrea's pick.  She chose one of my CAS sketches and it's a great one to kick off 2022 because it's a good one to use up scraps or supplies that you haven't used in awhile.

My card features another rainbow!  I looked back on when this sketch was originally published and I made a rainbow card then. That's so funny, I didn't even realize.

I did flip the sketch for a landscape card.  The diagonal lines, I just used my Scor-Buddy to do some scored lines.  No stash busting for me.

Before I get into the details of my sketch, I want to give credit where it is due.  This is not an original card idea.  My fellow i-Crafter Inspiration Team member, Amanda Stevens, actually created a card very similar.  I loved it!  I told her I was going to copy it.  You can see it here on her blog.

The card features dies from i-Crafter, Shadow Happy Birthday and Shadow Hello Friend.  I cut the shadow part of the sentiment from Holographic card stock that's from Simon Says Stamp, then I cut the inside letters from black card stock and inset that, then cut one more time from white and layered that on top slightly off.  The "happy" came from an old stamp set from Hero Arts.  Then I had fun with my Nuvo Drops in many shades.  The rainbow, I did cut that from white card stock and the colored with Copics.

Here's a tip on how I put the rainbow together.  I cut a scrap of white sticker paper and adhered the little sections of the rainbow to the sticky side of sticker paper.  It's inexpensive ink jet sticker paper so it does have some wiggle room.  Once I had the sections on it, I used my bone folder to burnish it to make sure these pieces were really stuck.  Then I trimmed the excess sticker paper away.  Made it really easy to work with these small pieces.

Well, that's it.  I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and you'll join in the fun.  Be sure to visit the design team, too.  They'd love to hear from you.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

i-Crafter Release Day!

 Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope that 2022 is a year of great improvement.  In fact, I think that's going to be my word for the year.  Improvement.  

Anyway, it's release day at i-Crafter and I am so excited to share my project with you.  It was rather a difficult project to photograph because of the gold foil card stock.  I'm saying that ahead of time so you'll be prepared.  LOL

Isn't this cute!  This is Box Pops Lucky Cat Add-On.  This is a fun, new addition to be used in conjunction with the Box Pops, Oval Base.  When I saw this set, I immediately thought of the adorable lucky cat statue in my favorite Chinese restaurant.  Maneki Neko aka lucky cat is a Japanese symbol thought to bring good luck and fortune to households and businesses.  So it's absolutely perfect for the New Year!  Although, I see me using this cat to wish good fortune and blessing for all kinds of occasions.

I pulled out my gold foil card stock and set to work on creating this 3D card.  I have to admit, I struggled.  This was my first time putting this box together.  It does take a little practice.  But I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

The base die set comes with two inserts for the slots - one cuts a slot in the middle and the other cuts is slightly off side.  I cut that one twice, so that I had to offside slots in the back for my flowers.  Let me give you a tip.  When cutting your base, I highly recommend using 110 lb cardstock or doubling up so that your pieces for the inserts stand up straight.  Also, it helps to have a low humidity room - which I do not.  By the way, I used the i-Mend Self Mending MAGNETIC PRO Deck.  Let me tell you, this deck is a game changer!  It is out of stock but watch for it when it becomes available again.  You will want to get your hands on this!  It cuts like butter and beautifully every time!  The magnets are super strong, virtually eliminating the need for tape to hold your die in place.  Highly recommend this tool.

As you can see, my inserts are wanting to fall to the back.  But still, it's cute and I think it will be enjoyed by the recipient anyway.

 And maybe if you have some Christmas money to spend, head on over to the i-Crafter shop and surely would appreciate it if you'd use my affiliate link.