Sunday, September 3, 2023

Super Cute Laundry

Having fun with another Jungle Littles card with a diecut onesie and bib from MFT.

This is a LARGE card, 5-1/2 x 7-1/2. Played with a slimline format, but couldn't get the laundry and cute critters arranged the way I had them in my head.

My sister requested a baby shower card when she saw Zane's birthday card made with the Jungle Littles. What a happy coincidence, the shower theme is jungle! I knew right away I wanted to use the MFT sentiment from Oh, Baby. So much fun when it all comes together, and always an honor when a card is requested.

What to stamp on the inside of such a large card! Luckily I have a large congratulations stamp:

Stamps: Hello Bluebird Jungle Littles, Hello Bluebird Word Buddies Jungle (bird), MFT Oh, Baby, Rubber Stampede Congratulations (wood mount)
Dies: MFT It's A Baby, Hello Bluebird Grassy Knoll, Hello Bluebird Jungle Littles, Hello Bluebird Word Buddies Jungle

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Marilyn Monroe Boxed set

My husband's former co-worker asked him if I still made cards. She said she had some washi tape and supplies she wanted to give me. Yay! So kind of her to think of me. I remembered she's a big fan of Marilyn Monroe so I made her a set of cards (I believe she's more into scrapbooking than card making) for him to give her when they met for lunch. I made the box with the same pink patterned cardstock.

It's Woodblock Wednesday!!! Linking up here! Link party ends September 4th at 5pm Pacific. The stamps are from A Country Welcome, Sweet Home, Oregon 2003. #Woodblockwednesday #woodblockstamps

So hubby gave her the cards, and he brought a huge box home! Oh  my gosh, the 13x15x7 box was packed full of washi tape, ribbon, stickers, journal/ATC cards, ephemera, notebooks, and more. The box just fits in my recliner!
How gorgeous is this box! Crafty friends are the best. Thank you, Barb B!

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Monday, August 21, 2023

Jungle Littles for Zane!

These Jungle Littles are so adorable I've had this set even though I didn't have littles to create for until now! Happy birthday to Zane, our grand nephew! He loves his animal books so I thought this was the perfect set to use.

This is a mini slimline. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for the envelope trick. I cut down an A7 envelope and it was perfect! The inside sentiment says, "Have a Wild birthday" from Lawn Fawn.

Stamps: Hello Bluebird Jungle Littles, Lawn Fawn Wild For You (inside sentiment)
Dies: Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle (stitched rectangle), Hello Bluebird Jungle Littles, Papertrey Big Birthday Candles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders

Happy you stopped by today!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Grand Piano

Today is Alma's 92nd birthday. She's our neighbor who used to teach piano, and still composes and plays. I have been wanting to make a piano card for her, and finally found a beautiful tutorial and template on Splitcoast Stampers here.

The tutorial calls for a button to hold the lid in the open position, but I remembered I had a package of chipboard notes from Cas-ual Fridays! I colored them with a black Sharpie and stacked them two high. Didn't want white to show when the lid is open, so the sentiment panel is attached to the lid. Also, the tutorial folds the lid flap on the top so you have the option of tucking the flowers in the flap. I folded the flap under and glued it to give the part that sticks out to the right stability. Had so much fun making this card!

Most of the bouquet is from Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms, a few flowers on the lower left are from Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri. Flower arranging doesn't come naturally to me. It took days of rearranging and leaving it before I was happy with the placement. I used a Sharpie to touch up the laser printed keyboard, then used hairspray to set the black printed ink.

Happy you stopped by today!

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tropical 25th Anniversary

Wanted to make a special card for my sister's 25th Anniversary. As soon as I saw Hussena's card on Pinterest I knew that's the card I wanted to case!

Laura & Mark were married at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, on a terrace with an ocean view. This was my inspiration photo (pre-ceremony):

Hussena's background was beautifully watercolored, my background is brushed with Distress inks and Clarity brushes. Had fun making the spiral flowers! They are so tiny it took some practice, but worth it. I used Hammermill 100lb cardstock for the flowers, they are quite sturdy. I felt 110 would be too thick. The Spellbinders Susan's Garden Ultimate Toolkit really came in handy! The tweezers and forming tools added dimension to the dress flowers, boutonniere and foliage. Went through my Spellbinders sets and found a few with small foliage.

All of the main elements are double-thickness. The dress and tux are popped on low foam tape.

Stamps: MFT Essential Sentiments
Dies: SB Ornamental Arch, SB Wedding Dress & Tux, IO Spiral Flowers, MFT           Cherry Blossoms, Altenew Featured Sentiments
Foliage dies: SB Be Bold Blooms, SB Enchanting Pocket Card Tag & Envelope, SB   Victorian Splendor Slimline

Happy 25th Anniversary, Laura & Mark!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Mahalo Pinkfresh Tags

In love with this tag die set from Pinkfresh. First time playing with it! Using these special tags for gift bags. The possitilities are endless with this die set, looking forward to making many more tags and cards. 

Stamps: Mahalo woodblock stamp by Mari & Me
Dies: Pinkfresh Essentials: Classic Tags w/Fillable Elements
Misc: Washi tape from my stash 

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

You Are My Heart

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Had fun with this Spellbinders die set. The trick is to tease the slots open to insert the side tabs. Hard to photograph, decided on an overhead shot. Can't see it very well, but the center envelope is behind the front two on a separate layer. Kept it simple for a masculine valentine. 💘

Stamps: MFT Bitty Hugs & Kisses
Dies: Spellbinders Mini 3D Vignette Valentine's Mailbox

Enjoy your day!