Fussy cutting and Layering on a card, Oh my!

May 7, 2019

Good Morning,

I am working through the simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6×6 pad like a kid at christmas with a new toy. I am loving for the cards and projects I am making for teacher appreciatation.

Today’s card used about 5 different pattern papers but some were scraps from yesterday’s card. here is the link: https://themorningscrapper.com/2019/05/05/garden-theme-teacher-appreciation-card/ I love all these patterns, they all work perfectly together, one of the reasons Simple Stories is one of my favorite manufactureres.

I used the large floral design and cut out the beautiful big flowers that remind me of peonies. they looked lonely so I cut a few smaller flowers and tucked them around them.

Then to highlight as well as pull all the colors together I built it on the wood and flowers paper, adding the blue strip and a layer of pink. I really liked the base pattern with the muted gold tones. I felt it picked up the little flowers in the pattern as well as the suble shading in the large yellow flower.

Then I added my stamped sentiment from the Stamps of Life set I just received as part of their Die Hard club. The stamp2garden set is cute and it looks like you can get a second set with paterns for some of the stamps. I will add a link in the supply list.

I also wanted to add this Vintage Bliss paper pad was part of a warehouse box I purchased last June from Simple Stories. This is why I purchase them, I would have never given this a look but so glad I received it!

Thank you for stopping by and let me know what you think of this card series.

Here is my supplylist:

Cards from Echo Park “Coffee” Line

March 20, 2019

Let’s talk cards…..

I follow some amazing people on instagram and blogs that make incredible cards. The stamping and coloring are so skillfully created, I look forward to their posts, enjoying each creation. However, I have known since second grade my coloring skills are just not up to snuff! As much as I would like to think I can create cards such as these, part of knowing yourself is appreciating your limitations.

Which is why when Echo Park came out with their Coffee line last fall, I knew I had to get it. Lately, the only time I get together with some of my friends is over a quick cup of coffee. Our meet ups are done by text so I thought this line would be perfect to make cards and send them for a change.

I needed the cards to be quick and easy but still have a handmade touch. The cut apart pages and solid matching papers were perfect for my needs. I also used the Echo Park Coffee designs uploaded to the Silhouette Design Store for a print and cut embellishment.

Using two short blocks of time I divided the cutting and assembly into each. In the first block, I cut the card base out of the solid pink/teal matching cardstock for a finished size of 4 1/4 by 6 1/4. Then cut the 4×6 and 4×4 Journaling cards. Along with white cardstock blocks for my handwritten note and downloaded the print and cut. (If you have questions about print and cut leave me a note in comments. It is one of my favorite features of the cameo.)

In the second block of time, about a week later was assembly. I found some enamel dots from my stash to add a little shine on the front and inside and I cut my print and cut. If I put the two blocks of time together I think it might have been a little over an hour to design, cut and assemble these fairly simple cards. I love how these three cards turned out. Simple but fun and easy to create. Let me know what you think.

Here is the Supply list:

  • Echo Park 12×12 Coffee “4×6 Journaling Cards” – 3 sheets
  • Echo Park 12×12 Coffee ” 4×4 Journaling Cards” – 3 Sheets
  • White Cardstock for print and cut and writing space – (2) 8.5 by 11 sheets
  • Silhouette Cameo for Cut and Print
  • Silhouette Design Store Echo Park Coffee bouquet
  • enamel dots

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate all your likes and comments.

Until next time…..


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Colored Pencil “Thanks” Card

June 13, 2017

Good Morning,

This week marks the final week of school for my son. I can’t tell you how relieved I am considering he still had a huge test at the end of last week. Getting through all the year- end projects and wrap up is crazy time for not just students but parents, too.

Needless to say my craft room was sorely neglected last week but I did manage this past weekend  to get some cards made for the teachers.  Today I am sharing one of my favorites.  It is a Silhouette cut file by Tanya Batrak, “Folded Card for Teacher” with some cute little  colored pencils for the front.

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Having a house full of boys I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed using bright pink on this card. I love the bright colors. I hope this cute file folder card with it’s bright colors brings a little sunshine to your day. Thanks for stopping by to look and always appreciate any questions or comments.Week June 12 facebook

Here is the supply list:

  • Xyron “X” 150 machine
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhoutte Store “Folde card for teacher” by Tanya Batrak cut file
  • Cardstock scraps of your choice in 5 colors.

 

Until next time…..

 

3D BBQ Card for Memeorial Day

May 28, 2017

To everyone here in the United States I hope you have great weather to pay tribute and enjoy your Memorial Day. To my friends in the UK while we remeber our fallen, I can’t help but think of you and your families dealing with the aftermath of Manchester.  I have no words that can begin to do justice to your feelings other than to say I stand with you in your grief and outrage! We are all affected by it! 

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Good Morning,

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Memeorial Day brings back memories of BBQ, picnics and flags, so today I am sharing a  3D BBQ Box Card designed by Lori Whitlock  created on my Silhouette Cameo. Traditionally Memorial Day kicks off the Summer Season, I still have fun memories of the beach, parks and being at home with family but alwasy a BBQ was involved.

To create this card, It took me about 45 minutes to cut and put together. Lori took the guess work out of the layers by adding the shadow cut and numbers to each tab. One of the things I love about these kinds of cards is how it helps use up scraps. Using your scraps also cuts down in cutting time. I was able to put all the colors other than greay and black on one mat using scraps.  I smiled the whole time it cut.

After making a couple of these cards I do recommend a heavy cardstock for the base pieces to keep the shape and the extra layers. The grey paper on here is 80 lbs card stock, the color scraps vary from 65 to 80 lb. I used a textured dot for the oven mit. What is great is you can make it any color or even add some foil to really dress it up.

TIP: The BBQ “knobs” cut as one group. To keep the spacing correct I used washi tape to pick it up from the mat then transfer it to the project. I liked the width of the washi it fit perfectly for the small knobs.

This card also folds down to fit into an evnvelope, I would suggest a 6×6 as this measure approx. 5.75 x 5.75.

The Supply list for this one:

  • BBQ Grill Box Card –  Lori Whitlock  can be found on her site or the Silhouette Studio
  • Grey / Silver /Foil Card Stock –  card base, front panels and inside tab layers
  • Black Card Stock – knobs, front panel strip, grates, strip across “lid”
  • Red Card Stock – ketchup bottle, utensil handles, tomato on burger, oven mitt
  • Yellow Card Stock – flame, cheese (burger), mustard bottle and lid
  • Green Card stock – lettuce (burger)
  • Brown tone on tone Card Stock – meat of the burger
  • Light brown Card Stock – the hanburger bun
  • Orange Card Stock – Flame
  • White Card Stock – Ketchup bottle cap/ label and Mustard label

I always love hearing from everyone so if you like these cards or have question please leave a comment.

I wish for all of you a happy and safe Monday.

Until next time…..

 

 

 

3D Card for Teacher Appreciation​

May 11, 2017

Good Morning,

I have a quick share for today of this Pop-up Teacher Appreciation Card. If you follow me you know, I love interactive projects such a mini albums, cards or folios. Sizzix makes a die like this, but this one came from the Silhouette Design Store. I want to give credit to the designer, Snapdragon Snippets, this is one of their older designs (circa 2014) but a very well thought out cut file.

My biggest issue is picking pattern papers and colors, just takes me forever. I did finally settle on an old collection from Authentique called “Playful.”  Taking my paper-picking time into consideration, all totaled it took me close to 3 hours to pick paper, cut and piece everything and adhere it. The pictures do not show our teacher’s name on the placard, but I did cut it out of the navy color (same as the star) to tie things together.  This card will fit into a larger envelope as it folds down flat.

Thanks for stopping by, I am dashing to take kids to school and stop at the Coffeehouse for the teacher while picking up flowers along the way. I hope everyone enjoys their Thursday.

Until next time……

 

 

 

 

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