Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Winnie & Walter Birthday cards

Hey there, blog friends!  How are you doing today?  I'm doing well...just been busy with life here in Fargo.  Thanks for being patient with me while my blog has been so quiet!!

Today I want to catch up on some birthday cards that I've created using the new Winnie & Walter Cutaways!!  I wasn't able to participate in "A Week to Die for" on the W&W blog because of our trip to Montana...but I've done a few "make-up" cards in the past few days!

My first card is stamp free, focusing on three different sets of Cutaways!  I chose a rainbow color theme...which you know is one of my all-time favorites!  Check it out:
  1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Diecut the scallop trim from rainbow colored cardstocks.
  3. Layer the scallop trim cuts to the bottom half of the card, then trim the excess.
  4. Diecut the word "happy" from purple dotted paper.
  5. Adhere it with foam dots to the top of the scallop trim.
  6. Diecut the word "birthday" from white glittered cardstock.
  7. Adhere it slightly overlapping the bottom of the word "happy". 
  8. Accent with jewels to finish.



**The white glitter cardstock is not linked above.  I purchased it from the scrapbooking paper section at Michael's, and is branded as Recollections.**

My next card uses layers of stamping & heat embossing, plus some beautiful flourished jewel trims & some confetti cuts.  I love how it turned out!!
  1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Stamp & heat emboss the larger sparkles directly to the card front.
  3. Stamp & heat emboss the smaller sparkles over top of the larger ones.
  4. Stamp & heat emboss the stardust over top of the layered sparkles.
  5. Layer two strips of jeweled trim diagonally to the card front.
  6. Embellish the stamped sparkles with large jewels.
  7. Diecut the banner from white cardstock.
  8. Stamp & heat emboss the word "sparkle" twice.
  9. Finish the sentiment in black ink, then adhere the banner to the front.
  10. Diecut the confetti from white glitter cardstock & layer to the top of the trim.



**The white glittered cardstock & the green jeweled trim are not linked above.  I purchased the cardstock from the scrapbooking paper section at Michael's, and is branded as Recollections.  The green jeweled trim is from Prima Marketing & the color is listed as Medaline.**

My final card looks a little different from the first two, and uses a colored card base & some patterned papers.  It's fun & festive & I think you'll like it!  Check it out:
  1. Make A2 card from red cardstock.
  2. Diecut the background paper & adhere to the card front.
  3. Cut 4 2-inch squares from patterned paper, and layer to the front.
  4. Diecut the circle from patterned paper, & adhere to the middle.
  5. Tuck stickers into the top & middle of the patterned blocks.
  6. Diecut the word "happy" from navy cardstock & adhere to the top.
  7. Add letter stickers to the top & stamp the word "day" below it to finish the sentiment.
  8. Add a wood veneer birthday cake below the sentiment.
  9. Add a star sticker & arrow sticker to the wood veneer.
  10. Diecut the confetti from white glittered paper & adhere to the top.
  11. Embellish with enamel dots to finish.



**The white glittered cardstock, enamel dots & wood veneer are not linked above.  I purchased the cardstock from the scrapbooking paper section at Michael's, and is branded as Recollections.  I believe the wood veneer & enamel dots came from a past kit, but am unsure of the company or month.  Sorry I can't be of much more help on those items.**

Whew...I know that was A LOT of cards & content to look over in one blog post.  Thanks for sticking it out & I really hope that you like them!!  Have a great rest of your Tuesday!

Until later,

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Card Concept 30

Hey there, blog friends!  I'm back with another card to share with you for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!

This week we are hoping this picture inspires you to create a Thinking of You card! Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.
For my card, I was inspired by the beautiful spring colors & flowers in the photo inspiration.  And I chose a sentiment that could work for many occasions, including Thinking of You.  I've used new items from Lil' Inker Designs, released just this week!

I really hope that you will join us in using this beautiful inspiration photo, & defining what your style of card making is!!  Here is a reminder of the rules:
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
This challenge will end on Monday, March 16th at Noon (PST).  So be sure to join in on the fun before then...who knows, you could be picked as a favorite!
Until later,

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LID March Release - Day 3

Hi blog friends!!  Welcome to the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs March release!  It has been a super fun release so far, full of amazing products & fantastic projects!!

For today's project, I'm using the new Cover Up die: Pointelle, and the Really Rosemaling stamp set.  I'm not extremely talented at combining stamp sets in this fashion, so I kept it super simple.  I like how it turned out!
The Pointelle cover up die MIGHT be my favorite item from this whole release...I adore it!!  I've got another card using it that will be posted later in the morning, so be sure to check back at my blog again!!

Here is a look at what I used tonight:
I hope you liked my projects today! Don't forget to hop along to each of the design team members, as there will be a winner picked each day for a $15 gift code to LID!!   Here is the blog hop list:

I will be back a little bit later with with one more card using our newly released products!!

Until later,