You mocha me so happy – April 2, 2020

Coffee, pattern paper

Good Morning! Loving this warmer weather! Here are two cards with the same stamps and layout but with different colors. This layout shows the patterned paper off a bit. White paper is dull gloss.

Stamps used: A190 Heart; D329 Mocha Me Happy; EE74 Cup and Saucer LG; C320 Handmade Card Inside; C245 HANDMADE IN WI

ConGRADulations – 4/1 Bonus

Graduation

Today has a bonus post! Here is a quick graduation card that is easy to change depending on school colors. Stay well everyone and keep stamping!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C234 GRADulations, HH29 Star Border

White paper: Dull Gloss

Red Paper: I think it is Jupiter “Stardream” Metallic from The Paper Cut

Celebrate b-day – April 1, 2020

Birthday

Here is another card using pieces of scrap paper! The white piece with celebrate on it is 1″x5.25″. The candles piece is 1″x3.5″. The blue and white striped paper is 1.75″x5.25″.

Stamps: G346 Celebrate, DD71 Cake Time Fun Cube, B310 It’s Your Day!, EE53 KB’s Skinny Candles

The ‘Celebrate you!’ can also be found in the CS101 Large Cupcake Set #1

So glad we’re friends – March 30, 2020

flowers, Friendship

Good Morning and happy Monday! On this card, the fold is at the top and it opens upward. The words and flowers are stamped on Dull Glossy Paper and set aside overnight. Sometimes an idea starts and then gets finished later but it allows the ink to dry which is needed with the dull glossy paper!

Stamps: C128 So Glad We’re Friends, HH32 Pansy Large, EE65 Pansy Med.

Copic Markers: YR68 Orange, BG01 Aqua Blue, G43 Pistachio, YG67 Moss

Blow out the candles – March 26, 2020

Birthday

Here is a quick card! Cut out the center with a scallop die and stamped the words on the back paper in the center. Distressed with an ink pad all around the top paper. Stamped and colored the candles on the bottom. Then used pop up dots to attach to the card. Just need a scored card and 2 pieces of 4×5.25″ white paper. I haven’t added an insert to this card yet but will probably add a happy birthday to the inside at some point.

Stamps: C302 Blow Out Candles, EE53 KB’s Skinny Candles

Cutout: Scallop Stitched Oval Cutting Die

Happy birthday with alcohol inks – March 24, 2020

alcohol ink, Birthday

For this card, the alcohol inks had some funky color combinations that came by accident. Maybe it is just me, but I like them! Wanted to add some more interest with the inside insert so added the candles and the wish big stamped on a kraft sticker.

Hope everyone is doing well! Glad for technology to stay in touch with loved ones. Anyone getting creative with the food in their pantry? Recipe ideas welcome!

Stamps: B302 Wish Big, F312 Happy Happy Happy Birthday, EE53 KB’s Skinny Candles, EE63 Square Lines 1.5″

Purple and orange birthday card – March 20, 2020

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

It’s Friday! Here we used an old calendar (from Target) as a background. Stamped on dull gloss but it is a little messy because if the stamps are dirty or have any fuzz, it shows. Important to clean the stamps well but sometimes we forget. 🤪 It makes it look more handmade, right?! Also, important to let the dull gloss images dry before attempting to color otherwise it will smear.

Stamps: AA33 Open Dual Dots Mini, F253 Celebrating You, E254 KB’s Cupcake

Miss you a latte – March 19, 2020

Coffee, Missing You

Is everyone staying home and avoiding socializing? This is hard for those of us who love seeing people! Missing all our friends and family while following these restrictions.

Stamps: A190 Tiny Heart, Mini Coffee Pot Set, C310 Coffee Beans Mini, F284 Miss You Latte

SCALLOP STITCHED CIRCLE CUTTING DIE

Blue and green candle card – March 17, 2020

Birthday

Happy St. Patrick’s day! Sadly, we do not have a patty day card.😆 It snuck up on us! Instead, we have a birthday card to celebrate Blake’s (nephew) birthday! Hope everyone is doing well in these crazy times we live in.

Stamps: D324 Happy Birthday Long, EE53 KB’s Skinny Candles, C302 Blow Out Candles

Michelle’s Baby card 1 of 4 – March 12, 2020

Baby Cards

Our friend sent us photos of her lovely cards and here is the first! The green and orange make it a really good gender-neutral card. Liking the torn edge too; might have to try it on a few of my own cards again! 😄

Stamps: D165 Baby Food Jars, F134 Greatest Blessing

Happy birthday border – March 11, 2020

Birthday, flowers

Good Morning! For this card we stamped the squares, then the flowers and cut around with a scissors. The trickiest part is stamping the happy birthday border. Since it is long, important not to rock and give even pressure along. Or if you have cling with a MISTI, it is much easier!

Stamps: GG51 Daisy Triangle Vase Lg, G317 Happy Birthday to you! Border, EE63 Squares 1.5”, FF60 Daisy in Triangle Vase Med

hoot hoot hooray! March 5, 2020

Birthday, Owls

We always love an owl card and here we used several stamps in the CS105 set. Also, used two older stamps: a party hat and the bitty block to add a background.

Stamps: DD55 Owl Fun Cube, DD52 KB’s Clara Owl; CC57 Party Hat; CS105 WISE OWL SET; A076 Retro Bitty Block

Coffee thanks – March 4, 2020

Coffee, Thank You Cards

Hello and happy Wednesday! Here is a coffee thank you card with the coffee beans stamped on a brown swatch for a background. Used a scallop die for the white to make it stand out. Now that I am looking at this card, wondering if I should have added a shadow/surface the cups and coffee pot? Will have to try next time!

Stamps: Mini Coffee Pot Clear Set; D328 Sending Thanks; E293 Coffee Beans;

Celebrating you! – February 28, 2020

Birthday

This was a fun card to make and a bit of an experiment. For the background, I used dull gloss paper and rubbed the edges with a light blue ink pad, then stamped rows and columns of the bitty block across the paper. Followed with the circle in green. Thought it was still missing something, so added the orange lines. Used Copic markers to color the cupcake. My constant struggle with the dull gloss is not allowing enough time to dry. Might need to take a heat gun to it! A lot of birthdays are coming up so time to get stamping 🤪, happy Friday! 🎉

Stamps: AA34 Open Dots, A076 Retro Bitty Block, F253 Celebrating You, E254 KB’s Cupcake

Birthday succulent/aloe card – February 22, 2020

alcohol ink, Birthday

Missed yesterday so thought we’d make it up today. On this card, we used the aloe trio and instead of using them separately, kept them together. For the frame we used alcohol inks. Started with a 5.25×4″ piece of paper then cut out the inside by .25” all around. A bit complicated but I’m loving the effect!

Enjoy the Saturday!

Stamps: CMO104, G220 Happy B-Day Tina LG