Sunday, March 30, 2014

MIM #157

Make It Monday Challenge
DYI Cover Plates

Follow along with Betsy Veldman  on this week's MIM tutorial
watch as she is demonstrating how to use your dies to create the look of Cover Plate Dies on your card or project. 

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Well, here I am posting a card at the last minute of the MIM challenge.  This card was perceived (in my head) to be a "quick one"... but, as some of us know, those cards take the looooongest time to create :-(

I think it needs a little something else, which I will probably add before it goes in the mail tomorrow?
I die cut the Wonderful Words - hello four times from a Stamper's Select White cardstock panel as well as from three different colored papers...that was the quick part (sort of).  adding clear gel glue to the back of the colored pieces and placing them inside the cut out 'hellos' was a bit more time consuming.  The butterfly is a 3D sticker from 'Special Moments'

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI-March Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop
High Gloss Challenge

We are challenged to "Think Clear Heat Embossing,  Glossy Accents, layers of Clear Cardstock, die-cut vinyl, glossy paper, shiny embellishments, glossy spray paint or anything else you find in your stash!"

This card is sporting a 'shiny embellishment'.  I love these puffy owl stickers I found at Target (I think?).  The glittery deco tape adds a bit more shine.  The little label hanging by Baker's Twine from PTI's hello die is stamped with the word Friend (blocking out a repetitive hello)  from Embellishments Stamp Set also by PTI.  The Stamper's Select White card panel is embossed with Awesome Blossoms folder from Sizzix and the leafy branch the owl is sitting on is from Spellbinders Foliage Two die set.
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PTI-Mar Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop
The Challenge is High Gloss 

This Blog Hop gets so many beautiful entries each month. There is always a ton of inspiration HERE   You should take a look see!
I usually get a chance to check it out after the hop is over :-)

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Used heat embossed Clear Powder on the Rosie Posies for my "glossy Shine"

I did not put a sentiment on the front of this card because I am not sure who the recipient or what the occasion is yet.  I really like the way it turned out and will use this color combo again.

PTI-Blog Hop

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

 This month we are challenged to incorporate anything high gloss into a paper crafting project 
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 My Beautiful Butterflies by PTI have be embossed with Hologram powder (provide shine) over the inked dies.
The silver thread tied behind also is shiny ;-)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

MIM~# 156

Make It Monday #156 

One last card for this week's Challenge - 3D Stamp Paint Technique :-)

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Well, it's dark outside and this "inside" photo does not do this card justice ...
I used the Numbers embossing folder with the same shimmery paint in Pearly Pink.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about painting my embossing folders, but this paint washes right off~whew!  
Now I just need to get into the habit of washing my stamps off as soon as I use them :-)

PTI cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
PTI sentiment stamp:  Boutique Borders:  Birthday

MIM 156-3D Painting

Make It Monday #156

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This is another card I'm entering in this week's MIM ~ 3D Stamp Paint Technique  :-)

MIM #156

Make It Monday Challenge
3D Stamp Paint Technique

I made another card following along with this week's MIM 3D Stamp Paint Challenge.  You can check out Melissa's video for all the details.  

I mentioned before that I have a friend in MA who is going through some heavy duty rounds of chemo.  I have been sending her "Thinking of You" notes in the mail every week, this one is headed North tomorrow.

I can always count on  the Make It Monday videos to help me keep my cards fresh and unique ~ I hope these small "hugs" are helping to cheer my friend up a bit.
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I used some Peachy paint on the  Divine Swirl Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug to create my 3D Paint effect. PTI's  Stamper's Select White is my cardstock of choice for any kind of painting because it is so sturdy and holds up so well especially running it through machines.
I will have some time this evening to check out how some others have used this technique.

MIM 156

Make It Monday #156 
3D Stamp Paint Techniques

This week's challenge is to create a card using 3-D Paint.  
See Melissa's very detailed video HERE.

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Not sure it is showing up in the photo, but there is a lotta glitter and glimmery paint on my card.  I didn't have the same paint Melissa used, but I have a thick shimmery paint I used a spongy brush with to add color to my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder onto Stamper's Select White card panel. I used dimension tape to adhere that to a panel of flowery printed deep purple cardstock (which the leafy vine is also punched from). All panels were added to my White base cardstock.  The 'hello' from PTI is die cut from pink glitter paper.

Monday, March 17, 2014

MIM #155

Make It Monday Challenge
Create your own Confetti with PTI dies 

You can watch Danielle's video HERE
This card came about totally by accident.  I keep a little container on my desk for small scraps of paper that are to be thrown away.  Well, it was a little too close to the edge of my desk and fell onto the floor with all of the teeny tiny scraps from the  'birthday' dies I cut out recently. Thankfully I have a wood floor in my craft room and the pick up was relatively easy although the little bucket was full.  Not wanting to drag out the vacuum, I picked up the bigger pieces and grabbed some scotch tape for the little ones...
Yep, you guessed it, another case of turning trash into treasures! doesn't this looks like confetti for a card :-)

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Saturday, March 15, 2014


Make It Monday ~ Challenge
Create your own confetti with PTI dies

I made this card with Papertrey Ink word dies for the MIM challenge.  
I cut out one of the 'Birthdays' from the Trio set and put them in a small glassine envelope that I picked up at Michael's a while ago, for ???  Happy to have a use for them :-)
The envie is taped onto an embossed panel card with a piece of washi tape added for more pattern design.  The glittery butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies is popped onto the outside.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Virginia's View

I created this card for my friend's Dad who luuuuves to play golf every chance he gets.  He's here in FL (from MA) visiting with his daughter. I made this card, watercolored the golf course image and thought I would enter it in Virginia's Challenge #1  HERE.
There is a whole lotta awesome talent over there.  I have to take some time tonight to check out over 250 entries!

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The stamps are from Stampin Up
Watercolor paints from The Dollar Tree
The golf ball on the tee is dimpled with the negative embossing of Swiss Dot  by Cuttlebug

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MIM #155

Make It Monday ~ Challenge
Create your own confetti with PTI dies

Danielle is demonstrating how to create confetti on cards/projects with die cuts.  It's really fun if you have a cover plate for this technique ~ sadly there are a couple on my 'wish list' but not yet in my supplies :-( 

I made this card last week for my friend's 50th Birthday and it just so happened to be perfect for the MIM challenge.  Her husband is really teasing her about turning the BIG 5-0h, so I had the idea of picking an alternative number for her card   ;-)

The PTI "By the Numbers were cut out onto five different colors/patterns of cardstock. They are stuck on the base card with double sided clear tape then I put another piece of scotch tape over that to cover the sticky parts and then popped a couple more number onto that.  There is a strip of glitter tape on the inside flap which peeks through when the card is closed.

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I got theses dies in my last order and just love them for Birthdays, Anniversarys and 'Special Date' cards, so expect to see them a lot here on my ol' Blog   ;-)

Monday, March 10, 2014

MIM #154 & Virginia's View

Make It Monday ~ 
Color and Texture Tips for One Layer Cards Challenge 
Virginia's View - Challenge #1 
Which you can check out HERE
Virginia Lu has started a new Challenge where she shows an inspirational photo and adds a required technique or element, this one is "use watercolor". 
As Virginia explains, it is similar to the Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World that so many of us miss.  It's a GREAT idea :-)

My last card for the week ~ this one is going in the mail tomorrow for a dear friend in MA. 
I used Raspberry pink ink to stamp this jumbo peony flower (Stampendous) onto Stamper's Select White (PTI) cardstock, then used three different shades of pink watercolors to paint it in.  The center has Yellow Stickles and the sentiment (Spiral Bouquet by PTI) is inked in a Smokey Grey.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

MIM #154

Make It Monday ~
Color and Texture Tips for one layer cards Challenge

I probably mail more cards than I hand deliver, so this one-layer-card challenge has piqued my interest.
I tried out the inlaid-die-cut on this card and really like the pretty outcome.

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The neon pink card base shows through the 'birthday' die from PTI and adds a cheery pop of color.  There is a bit of Icicle glitter from Stickles on each flower.
The flowers from Spiral Bouquet and Rosie Posie are inked in more muted tones of aqua, chartreuse and grey onto Stampers Select White card panel. Erin says this STILL constitutes one layer ;-)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MIM #154

Make It Monday Challenge ~ 
Color and Texture for one layer cards 

This week Erin shares some tips to add interest through color and texture on a one layer, mailable card. See her video  HERE.

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I stamped Rosie Posie images on a white panel in 5 different color inks, added the Wonderful Words 'hello' die cut in deep purple cardstock, then adhered  a strip of tape which I glittered up. Popped this onto a silver card and it's still flat enough to mail.