Hello peeps! I have been MIA for a little bit and I apologize for that. I have a lot going on lately and just haven’t had time to be crafty. The good news is I do miss it when I don’t get to spend a little time in the Craft Closet. I have procured a bunch of new goodies lately and will be needing to play with them. I have a lot coming up in the next two weeks but every spare minute will be spent being a little creative!
I came across a new to me stamp company called The Greetery recently and I’m loving their stuff. I had purchased a really neat bird layering set from them a little while back and made a card (you can see it here). Then I lost my Mojo! After getting a little of it back I placed another order with them. I have always been fascinated by Curios, especially entomological ones and this set is just that!
I started by cutting out the bugs from The Greetery Curio: Summer Findings Dies from a piece of Curious Champagne Metallic and adding color to them with Copics. The wings are cut from Vellum along with the bottle. I added the wings with Bearly Arts Glue. The shells are cut from Champagne Metallic. The top is cut from a piece of Adhesive Cork. To create the curio I used The Greetery Curio: Divider and Details Die, I cut the divider from Cream 110lb Card Stock five times and again from a piece of Curious Super Gold Curious Metallic. They are adhered to each other with more Bearly Arts Glue. The back is another piece of Cream 110lb that I embossed with the very old Papertrey Ink Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. The divider is added to it and then to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next up I used The Gretery Curio: Cover Die to cut the door frame from more White 110lb and added Walnut Stain Distress Ink with my Ink Blending Tool. The pics are adhered to some Acetate. The hinges and lock are cut from more Curious Super Gold Curious Metallic. I added a piece of Acetate to the back of the door frame, added the wings and lock and adhered it all to the card. My greeting is from The Greetery Curio: Labels Stamp Set and is stamped in Versafine Nocturne Ink and cut out with one of the dies from The Greetery Curio: Divider and Details Dies.
I really love all of the little details and I have been fascinated, like I mentioned before, with Curios since I was a little kid. They are coming out with more findings for the Curio Series, I have already order the Fall ones and the Christmas ones! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous and crafty weekend! 🙂
The Greetery Curio: Labels
Versafine Nocturne and Walnut Stain Distress
Neenah Solar White 110lb
Specialty Card Stock
The Paper Cut Super Gold Curious Metallic and Champagne Metallic
The Paper Cut 40lb Vellum
The Greetery Curio: Sumer Finding, Divider and Details and Cover
Hello peeps and a happy Saturday to you! More importantly Happy World Card Making Day! I managed to get a little crafty time in last night and get a card finished for today! I had started this card a while ago, the car has been on my desk for about a week! I chatted with my friend Sue last night and it all came together!
I used the Spellbinders Special Delivery Dies to cut out my car. It’s cut from a piece of Blue 110lb and again from a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb. I did a little ink blending on the windows and then pieced all of the white into the blue car. The bumpers, door handle and hubcaps are cut from Silver Card Stock and the lights also from White. I color in the lights with Copics, adhered them to the card and added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to them. The wheels are cut from Black 110lb, I added then to the car and then the hub caps. My trees are cut from 2 colors of Green 110lb Card Stock and White Glimmer Paper using the Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees Dies. For my background I used a Blending Brush to add Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. It’s adhered to a Slimline Card Base. The snowy hill and road are cut from Black 110lb and White 110lb using Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Scenic Borders. I adhered them to each other with Bearly Arts Glue and then to the card With Foam Tape. The trees are glued in place and the car added with more Foam Tape. The other small tree is added to the top of the car and then the ribbon. I was digging through my stash and found a really old Pinkfresh Stamp Set called Christmas Wishes and stamped the greeting from the set in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink with my Misti.
I do really like the little car die and putting it all together was fun! I reminded me a little of making models back when I was little! I hope that you enjoyed my Christmas card for World Card Making Day! Here’s to hoping that you get to be crafty today too! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Pinkfresh Christmas Wishes (2015)
Versafine Clair Nocturne
Broken China Distress Oxide
Spellbinders Special Delivery and Bottle Brush Trees
Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Scenic Borders
Neenah Solar White 110lb
Recollections Blue Skies, Green Gardens and Black 110lb
Happy Wednesday peeps! I hope that you are all having a good week! I have been relatively busy which is a good thing! The weather has gotten chilly here overnight. I guess the fall is finally here. I’m not a fan of the cold as you all know! I hate to give up my flip-flops! LOL!
Today I have a simple card that is nice and mailable. I started off by using the Pinkfresh Holiday Ornaments Stencils to ink blend two of the ornaments and the pine bough onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used Hero Arts Mint Julep, Tide Pool, Soft Vanilla, Butter Bar and Lime Green Ink. Next I cut out the Pinkfresh Fancy Oval Frame from a piece of Topical Sea Card Stock and adhered it the my stenciled panel. To create a border I added a piece of Hunter Green to my card base and then added the panel to the card with fun foam to give it some dimension. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Thrill of Hope Wreath Hot Foil Plates and is foiled with Spellbinders Moondust Foil. I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Thrill of Hope Wreath Dies to cut it out and added it to the card with Bearly Arts Glue. A few Little Things by Lucy Shimmering Pool Mix Gems give the card some shine!
I’m loving using stencils and my blending brushes to create detailed and beautiful images! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and I thank you very much for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂
Pinkfresh Holiday Ornaments
Hero Arts Mint Julep, Tide Pool, Soft Vanilla, Butter Bar and Lime Green Ink
Hot Foil Plates
Pinkfresh Thrill of Hope Wreath
Pinkfresh Thrill of Hope Wreath and Fancy Oval Frame
Happy Friday! I woke up to a rainy morning but it’s supposed to clear up later in the day. I think I will be taking a trip into Manhattan tomorrow to see some peeps. Maybe a little Street Fair on Sunday?! Definitely some crafty time today, I have a few projects started and need to get them finished. When I used to make cards I would sit down and do one start to finish, now I find that I will start a few things and then finish them much later! LOL!
Today’s card features the Concord & 9th Painted Peony Layering Stamp Set. I actually made this card a while back when I used the set to make a Slimline card. I always stamp extras when I’m using layering sets! The flowers and leaves are stamped in Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Stardust, Sprout, Parsley, Clover and Evergreen Ink. I do love a layering set and using a Misti makes lining everything up and stamping it multiple times super easy! I used the coordinating Concord & 9th Painted Peony Dies to cut the flowers and leaves out. They are adhered to a card base of Black 110lb Card Stock with Bearly Arts Glue and Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Geometrics Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Black 110lb Card Stock with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I added it to the card with Foam Tape. A few Clear Droplets finish off the card.
I love the way the black really brightens up the flowers and makes them pop! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend! I had a nice dinner with Jim and Heather on Saturday night and celebrated my friend Kathie’s birthday on Sunday! Feels good to get together with people again, safely, outside! LOL!
Today’s card features a Hero Arts Fancy Die. I do love them! You can make then as detailed or as simple as you want! I cut the Mailbox die from a piece of Blue 110lb Card Stock and added a little Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink to the edges to give it a little depth. The envelopes are cut from White 110lb Card Stock and I added a little detail to two of them with my Copic Markers. For the background I stamped the Hero Arts Mail Jumble Background Cling Stamp in Hero Arts Stone Wash Ink onto a piece of Blue 110lb Card Stock. I added the background to a card base of White 110lb Card Stock and then used Foam Tape to adhere the Mailbox. All of the letters are adhered with Bearly Arts Glue, some to the front and a few are inserted into the door. My greeting is from the June 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit and is stamped in Red Royal onto some more White 110lb Card Stock and adhered to the card with Foam Tape.
You can see the depth that the Distress Ink gives the Mailbox better in the second photo.
A simple card with some impact thanks to the Hero Arts US Mailbox Fancy Die! I hope that you like today’s card! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂
Ahh… another week done. Happy Friday peeps! I had a rather uninteresting week but sometimes that’s ok! No big plans for the weekend either. Guess getting crafty is always a good way to spend some time. My Craft Closet needs to be organized in the worst way and I really do need to part with some of my stamp sets, but it’s so hard. Do you feel that way? Are you a stamp hoarder?! LOL!
I haven’t purchased a My Monthly Hero Kit in a while. Not that I haven’t liked them but this month’s kit is awesome and that’s what I used for my card. It was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s partial die cutting video that I watched the other day. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 and scored it at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2. I arranged the dies for the Sunflower on both of the front panels and die cut it using the partial die cutting technique and my Spellbinder’s Platinum Machine. Once I trimmed of the excess with my Fiskars Paper Trimmer I used my Misti to Stamp the Sunflowers in Gina K Amalgam Ink. Then I used the coordinating stencils included in the kit along with Hero Arts Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Green Apple, Lime Green, Cup O Joe and Root Beer Ink and my Blender Brushes to add color to them. To hold everything in place while I was Inking I used my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion. I scored along the edges of the sunflowers and folded them in on each other. I decided that I wanted a green background so I cut a piece of Green 110lb Card Stock to 3 1/8 x 6 1/2 and scored along the top adding adhesive to the flap and adhered it to the card. To hide the green on the back I added another piece of 110lb Card Stock with some Bearly Arts Glue. My greeting is also from the kit and is cut from Super Gold Curious Metallic Card Stock and a piece of Green 110lb for the shadow. I adhered them to each other and the card with more Bearly Arts Glue. I decided I wanted another greeting on the green panel so I stamped one from the Kit in Black.
I love a coordinating envelope and I thought a Kraft one would be perfect so I got out my Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Envelope dies and some Stampin’ Up! Kraft Card Stock and made one. I really do think the card is pretty cool and different, I enjoyed making it! I hope that you like it too and I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today! Have a great weekend!
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero for September 2021 (Includes Stamps, Dies and Stencils)
Hero Arts Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Green Apple, Lime Green, Cup O Joe and Root Beer
Hi there and happy mid-week to you! I had a wonderful time in Pennsylvania over the weekend with my friends! We went out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, went for a local wine tasting and just relaxed. A perfect way to spend a birthday! Thanks to Jim, Lauretta and Cathy! I can’t believe that the season is almost over and we will be closing up the house for the winter in a few weeks. This year is just flying by.
My card for today is actually one that I made for my friend Sue back in June. It’s a Mini Slimline measuring 6 1/4 x 3 1/4. To create my background I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry. I applied them to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb with my Blending Brushes and added the completed panel to my card base. The strip of butterflies is cut out of a piece of Pink Vellum using the Concord & 9th Butterflies Perfect Pairings Dies. That die has solid butterflies that coordinate with the Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies Stamps and Dies. I stamped those butterflies in Gina K Amalgam Ink and Concord & 9th Buttercup and Marmalade Ink. Those are added to the butterfly strip with Bearly Arts Glue and then to the card. My greeting is also from the Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies Stamp Set and is stamped in Concord & 9th Peacock Ink. It’s then adhered to the card with Foam Tape.
I had a piece of watercolor patterned paper in my stash and I used the Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Envelope Die to create my envelope for the card. A nice bright cheery Birthday card that my friend Sue loved!
Thank you for coming by to check in with me today! I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday!
Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies
Concord & 9th Buttercup, Marmalade and Peacock
Tim Holtz Distress Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry
Gina K Amalgam
Neenah Solar White 110lb
That PaperCut Pink Vellum
Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies and Butterflies Perfect Pairings
Hello peeps and happy Friday! I’m off to PA for the weekend because it’s my birthday on Sunday! It’s supposed to be a nice weekend weather wise too. Maybe a hike or stroll through town?! Definitely some top down time in the convertible!
As I have mentioned I’m really loving the coordinating stamps and stencils that Pinkfresh has. I used one of those sets today for my card. I started by heat embossing the large floral image from the Pinkfresh You are my Favorite Stamps Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To color in the image I used the coordinating Pinkfresh You are my Favorite Stencil and some Concord & 9th Buttercup, Stardust and Sprout Ink with my Blending Brushes. The image is then die cut with the coordinating Pinkfresh You are my Favorite Die. I cut the image in half and added it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and it’s foiled in Gold Glimmer Foil and cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Die. To make it stand out a bit more I cut out a piece of Vellum with the circle die from the Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle. I adhered the sentiment to the vellum and then to the card with Bearly Arts Glue.
I do love a slimline specific set especially when you can alter it to work on a standard A2 card!
I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and got some ideas on how you can stretch your supplies a little! Thanks so much for coming by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Pinkfresh You are my Favorite
Concord & 9th Buttercup, Stardust and Sprout
Hero Arts Gold
Hot Foil Plate
Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments
Spellbinders Gold Glimmer
Pinkfresh You are my Favorite, Perfect Sentiments and Mini Slimline Essential Bundle
Happy mid-week peeps! The weather has been nice here, warm but good convertible weather which still is my favorite way to get around! I did get a different car, still a convertible, and I love it even more! Also high on the agenda, I have been trying organize the Craft Closet and it’s a little overwhelming! It’s so hard to part with anything. LOL! But sometimes you come across something that you completely forgot about and remember how much you loved it. I used just such a find on my card for today!
I started out by using the Spellbinders Diamond Floral Frame Set from Yana. All of the flowers and frame are foiled with Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil using my Crafter’s Companion Foilpress and Gemini Jr onto two shades of green and two shades of purple 110lb Card Stock. I used Neenah Solar White 110lb for the frame. The coordinating dies in the set are used to cut out all of the elements. My greeting is from the Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments Hot Foil Set. It’s also foiled in gold and I cut out three blanks to add to it to give it some dimension. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb and to that I added a piece of Purple 110lb Card Stock that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Old Paris Embossing Folder. It’s an oldie but still so cool! Next I added the elements to the card with Bearly Arts Glue and 3D Foam Tape. To finish it off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins.
I do really still love that Embossing Folder, unfortunately it’s hard to find as it’s from 2015! But you can always do a google search and get it! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and I thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!
Hot Foil Plates
Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments and Diamond Floral Frame (includes coordinating dies)
Hello there and happy Labor Day! I hope that you all are enjoying your three day weekend! I had my friend Kim come out on Saturday. I went into Manhattan in the afternoon and met her for lunch and then we drove back out to my house. Sunday morning we went over to Long Beach and met Jim for a nice walk along the boardwalk which we finished just before it started to drizzle. She took the train home yesterday afternoon and I spent the rest of the day relaxing. I’m hoping to get into the Craft Closet today and play with some new goodies that I recently acquired!
The other day I was digging through my stash and came across one of favorite products from back when I had the store! I decided that it would make a fun background for some new goodies. To start my card I used the Pinkfresh Indigo Vines Washi Tape and added it to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Indigo Vines Die to cut it out. My card base is also Neenah Solar White 110lb. The background is a piece of Grey 110lb that I embossed using the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven 3D Embossing Folder. It’s added to the card base with Bearly Arts Glue. I used 3M Foam Tape to add the wreath. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate. I used Crafter’s Companion Aurora Hot Foil on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb and cut it out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Die. More foam tape is used to add the greeting to the card and for a little sparkle I added Pinkfresh Stargazer Jewels and some sequins from Little Things by Lucy. A quick simple card thanks to the Washi Tape and sentiments!
I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! I want to thank you for sharing a little bit of your time with me! Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day!