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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Double Z Fold Birthday Card!

Today's card is another one that I made for the SplitcoastStampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.  I can't tell you what the challenge is...but I can tell you that I used the tutorial for the Double Z Fold Card. 

The stamps that I used are Prickley Pear's, the Build A Cupcake stamp set and Cupcake Die.
I paper pieced the cupcake bottom and colored the image with Copic Markers.   

The white floral panel is punched with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page. 

Have you made one of these?  They are fun to make and they do fit into an A2 envelope.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Today I am sharing a card that features several companies that I just love!

The Holly is the December Flower of the Month from Lila Grey/Bloom Art.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them leaving a narrow white border.  I accented the berries with a white gel pen.

Papers are from pretty with the silver card stock I chose.

The sentiment is from Inky Antics.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Graduation!

I have a graduation card today!  I was out rummaging and found this graduation stamp that had never even been mounted.  I liked the stamp...and was inspired to pair it up with a Lasting Impressions graduation hat stencil that I traced and then tangled!

The background of this card did not photograph well, but it is the Salted Watercolor technique on glossy paper.  There are Turquoise designs left by the salt and water that coordinate with the cardstock.  The silver is very reflective cardstock.   Along the top of the panel there is a strip of silver metallic washi tape that has white stars on it.  It coordinates perfectly and looks much better in person. 

It's never too early to get a few graduation cards in your stash! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

You Make Me Happy ....

Love this Build and Umbrella set and Umbrella Die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

I glittered my umbrella, because who doesn't need a little extra bling on a gray day?  I made my own clouds from gray and blue cardstock and distressed the edges.  A bit of paper embroidery tops off this card.

The little verse is in the set and makes a cute little banner from the raincloud!
Be sure to pop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out all of the other inspiration!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tea Bag Folded Wedding Card

How about a spot of Tea Bag Folding?  I made half of a tea bag medallion...and then did a bit of paper embroidery with metallic floss for this sparkly wedding wish! 

The medallion was made with stamping floral stamps from Hero Arts with a Spectrum Rainbow Ink Pad. 

Mr and Mrs is stamped on silver cardstock.  The center of the medallion has a gemstone sticker from The Paper Studio that I cut in half. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Here is another card that I did up for the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty Challenges.  It was not part of the challenge, but I tangled the kite....This stamp is by Doodle Stamps and is meant to tangle.  How fun is that?

I accented the clouds and the edge of the card with a bit of Sakura Stardust pen.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bendi Card

This is a Bendi Card....a new one for me!  I used the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. 

I do not have rectangle dies, so I used a Rectangle Die cut card from The Paper Cut and an old SU! tool that you can trace a shape with a little metal disk.  I used the 1/8 inch disk to make a slightly smaller aperture on a piece of glossy card stock. 

The flowers across the front are from a Martha Stewart Around the Page punch that I trimmed to fit.  The sun is from Our Craft Lounge.  The Duck is from Darcies and is colored with Copic markers and is attached to the inside of the card

Have you ever tried this sort of card?  Definitely out of my comfort zone, and it will take a small box to mail without crushing, but it was fun to make!