Flower Patch Birthday Wishes

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  It has been Super Hot here in North Florida, and as much as I love the beach and pool, on days this hot and humid, crafting in air conditioning is so much more enjoyable 🙂

Since our move I am still re-arranging my “Craft World” and finding some really fun supplies that I haven’t used in awhile, along with some new items too.

So these cards have been made with fun color inks from different manufacturers.  The greens, bright blue and purple are Memento Dye inks, and the red, dark blue and yellows are from Stampin’ Up.

All the stamps used are from the new Stampin’ Up Flower Patch set that also has the matching thin dies that you can run through a Sizzix or a Cuttlebug machine.

The white cardstock is from Close To My Heart, that was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder from Anna Griffin.

 

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The great thing about making cards like these is that you can use them for any occasion.  It’s just when you stamp your inside sentiment that you make it a certain kinda card such as birthday, anniversary, thinking of you…..  But these cards were made for Birthdays.

I think I need to keep staying cool in my “Craft World” ~  Come back for a visit to see what I create for my next card.

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

 

 

A Handmade Greeting Card Sending Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

I want to share with you a handstamped birthday card that I just finished for my brother-in-law.  I don’t know who ever came up with the in-law part,  I feel that I gained more brothers and sisters once I got married (25 years ago)  Anyway, let’s get back to the card 🙂

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Giving this handstamped birthday card alot of though, I decided to use the triple time stamping technique.  I didn’t take pictures of each step but here are the sizes for each layer.

White – three pieces cut into 2″  x 3  1/4″, 3″  x 4 1/4″ and 4″  x 5 1/4″

Bubble Gum Green – three pieces cut into 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and  5 1/2″

Then for the base of the card I used Midnight Muse cardstock cut 8 1/2″ x 6″

If you want to see all the steps you can reference post: Handstamped Greeting Card Using Triple Time Stamping Technique

For the inside of the card I wanted to bring some of the great colors from the outside in, so I cut some strips of the cardstock and added to just the one corner.

The best part about making handmade cards is that you can keep adding fun embellishments until you slip the card into the envelope and put it into the mailbox.

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All the rubber stamps and cardstock are from my stash of Stampin’ Up supplies.  What I love about all of the stamps, ink and cardstock is that they all coordinate perfectly.

~ Happy Birthday Bruce ~

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Handstamped Birthday Card Idea along with Cricut Card Idea

Hello My Friends,

Have you ever made a card and when it was complete said to yourself or out loud “Wow that looks Fantastic”?  Well, I just did 🙂

Having a Handstamped Birthday Card Idea along with Cricut Card Idea can only turn out to be Wonderful!

Using just two stamps from Stampin’ Up, a few paper punches from Stampin’ Up and Marvy Uchida , Cuttlebug with polka dot embossing folder, Cricut Expression machine, Lovely Floral Cricut cartridge, cardstock from The Paper Cut, and some pearl embellishments from Jolee.

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When I was done with the stamping and layering of this card it looked great but it needed just one more thing.  I had to add an image from the Lovely Floral Cricut lite cartridge.  The butterfly was perfect.  It added the final touch to this handmade birthday card.  And you know me, I love my Cricut 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget to Leave Time To Craft!

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Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I am having so much fun creating Christmas Cards with all of the supplies that I shared with you the other day.

If you have alot of cards to make this year and want to make it look like you spent hours making each card, when it only took a few minutes, then this is the card you need to make.

I just love making 3 dimensional cards.  It’s amazing how just one pop dot can change the entire look of a card, and when you use more it makes it even better 🙂  Having 3 dimensional card ideas then actually making your idea into a beautiful Christmas card is such a gratifying feeling

Also, for another kind of look, I stamped and punched 4 ornament images.  Then folded 3 of them in half, glued the sides together and then glued them to the image that wasn’t folded and this ornament is now popping off the card!

Come back for a visit soon to see more Christmas Card Ideas, until then…

Make It A Great Day & Don’t Forget to Leave Time To Craft!

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