Friday, August 20, 2010

finally friday challenge-thank you card

i made this card for two peas in a bucket's finally friday challenge. which was to make a thank you card.

i started with beige cardstock, cut to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 landscape style card. i used paper from BG's origins collection, and the stamps are HA's. 

i started by stamping the word thanks, then used my ruler to measure out how much space i needed for the stamp, and drew lines with my t-square ruler, and pencil. then stamped all over, staggering the word.
then i added the designer paper, and stamped the sentiment on white cardstock. 

i rounded the corners of my card with a fiskars corner rounder. 

i took a brown, yellow, and white paper flower, and attached them to each other with a BG brad. and used a glue dot to adhere the flower to the card. 

then punched butterflies with martha stewarts 3 in 1 butterfly punch.

i didn't take as many pics as i usually do for my tutorials, for two reasons. the first-the card is really simple. second- i didn't stray much from the way kristina werner made her card. to see the video of her card click HERE.

thanks so much for looking
don't forget: if you haven't had a chance to hop along the Lawn Fawn/Cards for kids blog hop, check out the info HERE, there are prizes for commenters!
plus my current giveaway, for more info click HERE!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

lawn fawn (hearts) cards for kids blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! We have all come together today to make cards for a wonderful cause, Cards for Kids! We hope to encourage you to also make cards for this great cause and have fun along the way, too! So please hop along with us, and make sure to leave comments as there will be prizes for commenters and participants! So let's get going! Also, if you are lost in the hop, you can always start at the beginning at the Lawn Fawn blog. Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!

hi. thanks so much for hopping to my blog. if you've just hopped here from marilyn's blog i hope you had fun! if you're staring on my blog click HERE to go to the beginning of the hop!

i wanted my cards to be happy/fun/silly, and here's what i came up with. . .


ready to keep hopping? click HERE to hop to mary pat's blog.

If you are lost in the hop, here is a list of all of the participants!
have a great day!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010


i made this card for i(heart)2stamp's sketch for you to try (that's what sfytt means) challenge.

i'm not sure why i'm in a "lovey" mood, because i made a love card yesterday, and another one for todays challenge. and it wasn't intentional. there were just 3 blocks in the sketch, and when i looked at them the first thought that came to mind was-i love you. so that's what i decided to go with.

also again for this card i decided to use BG's indian summer 6x6 paper pad, however the stickers are from bobunny.

i started by cutting out the papers to the sketch shape. then added a scalloped boarder strip from the bobunny stickers.

i used a pencil to trace the middle rectangle. then cut it out with my fiskars cutting knife. cutting tip-press softly and go over the same line 3 or 4 times it gives a cleaner cut than trying to press hard and get the knife through thick cardstock with one cut.

the ribbon slide is really old, i think it's making memories but i bought it so long ago i'm not sure. the container is making memories small embellishment organizer. the ribbon is american crafts. i used regular scotch tape to secure the ribbon behind the paper.

i cut a 1 inch heart using my george and basic shapes cartridge on my cricket. then ran it through my xyron sticker maker to adhere the pink heart to the black shadow heart that i cut on the cricket as well.

i used my making memories paper piercer to punch a hole through the tag sticker and the brad is BG. then i used the bobunny letter stickers for the sentiment.

i used my gel pen to do a double faux stitch line around the cutout.

i felt like the background was a little plain, so i used ranger distress ink to sponge the edges. and a swirl stamp from HA's tree's, birds, and messages clear stamp set. i stamped off on the kraft sheet, then stamped onto the cardstock so that the swirl wouldn't be too bold in the background.

to add the rhinestone swirls i drew the swirl pattern with a pencil then used my MM craft blade to add the rhinestones.

to finish the card i used martha stewart foam dimensional to add the heart. then decided that word you didn't quite work, so i removed the "y" and "o", and left just the "u" so that the eye could travel in one straight line down the sentiment.

thanks for looking!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010


i hope everyone is having a great weekend! i actually had a really relaxing saturday, and enjoyed my scrap-time :)

so this card started with chocolate cardstock. cut and folded to a standard sized card 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. i cut white cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4 and dry embossed it with fiskars embossing folder. then i used my fiskars scalloped sentiment punch to punch a thin scallop strip. the designer paper used on this card is from BG's indian summer collection. i used tombo mono liquid glue to adhere the scallop to the paper.

i'm really not sure what to call this shape. it's like a square with corners punched out. i cut it out using my cricket with my gypsy, from the gypsy wonderings cartridge. then i added recollections white pearls in the corners.

i used my white gel pen to add faux stitching all the way around the card. the leaves are bazzil, and the flower is by petaloo.

 i attached the leaves with ranger's glossy accents. it can be used as an adhesive, and it works really well. i threaded an autumn leaves brown button with white embroidery floss, and adhered to the card using a glue dot.

i used BG's milk chocolate chip letters for the sentiment.

then i added two hearts, from the technique tuesday stamp set. using rangers distress ink in vintage photo.

i thought i was going to use that butterfly, but i've put butterflies on so many cards lately that i decided not to. i think it looks really lovely without it.

don't forget about the giveaway! enter to win HERE!
thanks for looking!
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

giveaway on lucy's blog

hey scrappers
lucy has reached 500 followers on her blog and is celebrating with an amazing giveaway!

what she's giving away?

Hero Arts 'Be Happy' stamp set is one of my favourite sets from the 2010 catalogue.  I adore the bees and have used them for loads of different cards, including an engagement card, Valentine's card and friendship card.
The 'Love me Do' collection by My Mind's Eye has my favourite cloud patterned paper in.  So I thought I'd giveaway the whole set. :)
The brand new 'Kiss the Cook' set by Hero Arts has me salivating with anticipation... I've been wanting it for AGES, have finally got it, AND got an extra to give away. :)
Hero Hues Layering Papers are the BEST cardstock I've used.  Love love love them.  And the envelopes are cute too.
And finally, my favourite gemstones.  Perfect for dew drops on leaves, or to add a touch of shine to a more sophisticated card.

Wanna see a peek of the pile of stuff???
Here it is, all ready to be boxed up.
And you KNOW I'll throw in some ribbon, buttons and other little extras.
And a card. :)
how to win? 
go to her blog and leave a comment HERE
letting her know what you love! simple right. good luck to all (but i'm secretly hoping i win :) LOL!) i love that be happy stamp.

enjoy the rest of the weekend! 
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