Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 8 months since I have posted any of my cards. I guess life has got the best of me and I haven’t felt very creative lately. Today’s card is one I designed with inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches 506 sketch. I actually made 25 of theses cards for a card swap I am participating in.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The in colors 2019-2021 will be retiring soon. Make sure to order your paper, ink pads, ink refills before they are sold out and gone forever. Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock (my favorite), Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.
Tomorrow would be the perfect day to order them since Stampin Up is having a one day only sale with free shipping for all orders over $50.00!
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Monday, February 15, 2021
I love the images and sentiments in these two bundles.Sometimes it only takes something super simple to make you smile. Today, let that simple thing be the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles. If they make you laugh and you want a chance to stamp with them, let me know or buy them here: www.mcsquaredstampers.stampinup.net
Monday, February 1, 2021
I still had all the stamps and paper from yesterday’s card on my desk so I decided to enter this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #470 challenge. I just got it in under the wire.
The stamp set used was the Kangaroo & Company, the dies were the Kangaroo Dies. The DSP was some retired paper from last year. Trying to clean out my stash. I think it turned out cute. Not sure who I will give it to yet!
Sunday, January 31, 2021
It warmed up a little this weekend and our snow is all melted. Looks like it’s going to be dry for the next week. This weekend sure flew by, I did manage to make a couple of my valentine cards. Still have many more to go.
I used the same sketch from my last two cards to make these cards for my grandchildren.
I stamped the little kangaroo on the bottom right corner of a piece of Basic White cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and then colored in with the same Stampin Blends as the big Kangaroo. I then stamped the inside sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set #148626 with Basic Red ink. To finish off the envelope I glued a matching piece of DSP cut to 6 x 2/14 to the back flap.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Hi friends. It’s another cold and dreary day here in Nevada. We had about 1 inch of snow last night with more predicted for today. I guess it will be another stay in craft day. Oh darn! Haha.
I had the Well Suited DSP on my desk from yesterday and decided I would make another couple of masculine cards to add to my stash. These were so easy to make.
My first card I went with a grey and black scheme and the 2nd card I went with a blue color scheme. I tried to use up my scraps as much as possible.
Since I had all the pieces ready it was just a couple of minutes to put them together. I added the embossed sheet to the card stock, then layered the colored DSP. I then laid the 5/8 in solid color strips along the diagonal and then trimmed the edges to match the card base. I then glued the sentiment to the larger oval. I popped this up with dimensionals over the solid strip. I added three of the matte black dots #154284 on the grey black card and dug in my stash for some retired blue holiday rhinestones to go with the blue theme card.
I added some matching paper to the envelope flap and another strip to the bottom of a piece of Basic White cut to 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside.
So easy to make! I think this design could be used for i birthdays, masculine cards, holiday cards and more. You could always add a die cut in place of the ovals and stamp your sentiment on the diagonal strip. Endless possibilities.
Hope you enjoyed these cards today. I’ll probably be back tomorrow with my Valentine cards. I know I’m running out of time if I’m going to mail them. I’m thinking I might use this same layout with some valentine paper and a couple of hearts with Happy Valentine’s Day stamped on the diagonal.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
It’s a cold and snowy day here in Nevada. A good day to stay in and craft. Today’s card was inspired from a You Tube live video by Lost in Paper I watched this afternoon. Therese lives in Australia and was making a masculine card based on an old sketch by Case this sketch!
Here’s the sketch the card was based off of. CTS#25 retro or new CTS#405.
We are expecting more snow tonight and tomorrow so I might just have another card for you tomorrow. If so it will probably be a Valentine’s card. I’m running out of time to get them made in time to mail.