Anniversary Card for my husband

I would like to share with you the card I made for my dear husband for our anniversary. I used the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die that coordinates with the Honeycomb Hello stamp set. (Buy them together as a bundle!) I also used the Word Bubble Framelits and Just Sayin’ stamp set.

The background is Hello Honey card stock and the “hive” is Daffodil Delight card stock. I cut small flowers in Blackberry Bliss card stock with the new Itty Bitty Accent punch. This dark purple makes a great contrast with the yellows! I like this cute little bee that goes perfectly with the hive!

hexagon hives anniversary

Stamp sets: Just Sayin’, Something to Say, Honeycomb Hello (French version is Bonjour l’abeille)

CS and paper: Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss

Ink: Black Memento, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss

Tools: Big Shot, Hexagon Hive Thinlits die, Word Bubble Framelits, Itty Bitty Accent punch

Accessories: Rhinestones Jewels

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Sale-a-Bration Make me Happy Card

For today’s card, I used the Sale-a-bration set “See Ya Later”. You can get this set free with a $60 order, only until the end of March! So don’t wait!!! Click here to order today!

This set is very funny and includes 4 stamps:

See Ya Later

See Ya Later stamp set #133533 Wood or #133536 Clear

Here’s my card:

See Ya Later Gray sky

Material:

Stamp set:  See Ya Later (SAB), Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Smoky Slate, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelits Dies, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Banner Punch (SAB), 1-3/4″ Circle punch, sponge dauber.

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam binding ribbon, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Washi Tape

Instructions:

1. Cut half a Sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Smoky Slate card stock rectangle. Stamp with the lines and dots from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with Smoky Slate ink. Use the Epic Day Washi Tape to make a border at the bottom. Wrap a Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon around the edges and secure with Snail adhesive at the back.

3. Use the stamp from “See Ya Later” and color with Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Markers directly on the stamp. Stamp on Whisper White card stock. Cut with the Chalk Talk framelits die. Adhere on the card with Dimensionals.

4. Make the sun with a 1-3/4″ Circle punch and cut 7 “banners” with the Banner punch. Adhere on the card with snail adhesive.

5. Use the Word Bubble Framelits die to cut 2 clouds in Whisper White card stock. Sponge with Smoky Slate ink and a sponge dauber. Adhere on the card with Snail adhesive. Adhere your card front on the card base.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have someone you love to spend it with!  Today, I would like to share a card we made at my last monthly card (for the Valentine’s Day theme). This card was based on another card I made before that was quite ambitious for a monthly card class, so I changed it a bit… (You can see the other one here.)

Language of Love (2)

For this card, I combined Real Red, Basic Black and Gold, as the color scheme. I used the “Language of Love” stamp set and the banner from “Banner Blast” (a free Sale-a-bration set!). The big heart is cut with the Heart framelits out of Real Red Core’dinations card stock and embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. I then sanded the card stock to see the lighter color “appear”! The Whisper White background is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder, also a free item from the Sale-a-bration. The little hearts were cut with the Owl builder punch out of Gold glimmer paper.

Material:

Stamp set: Language of Love, Banner Blast.

CS and paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold glimmer paper, Real Red Core’dinations card stock

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red,

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Chevron embossing folder, Banner punch, Owl builder punch

Valentine’s Day Craft for kids: Hearts Mobile

This week is all about Valentine’s Day! For today I have an easy craft for youth and old! By using the Big Shot and Heart Collection framelits, this craft is quite simple to make. If you don’t have a Big Shot, your best bet would be to fold your heart in half and cut them by hand. (But a Big Shot is really worth it!!! So let me know if you decide to get one!!! I can help you with that! )

To make this Hearts mobile, I cut 2 hearts of the same size, so the Baker’s twine is like “in a  sandwich” between the two layers of paper. I taped the twine with scotch tape to start, at the top and bottom of the biggest heart, just to maintain the twine in place while I glue my hearts on top of each other.

What is cool is that each heart can rotate individually around. It’s quite nice if you hang it from the ceiling!

Coeurs à suspendre

Material:

Card stock: Real Red, “I Am Me” Designer Series paper

Tools: Big Shot, Heart Collection Framelits,

Other: Calypso Coral and White Baker’s Twine

 

NaBloPoMo Day 16: Merry Christmas Apothecary Card

Are you ready for another Christmas card made with the “Special Season” stamp set?  This one is completely different than the one I posted yesterday. I stamped the Christmas tree in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White card stock. The card stock was then cut with the Apothecary Framelits die. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake to achieve an older look (kind of vintage, do you think?) The “Merry Christmas” was stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I colored the pine cones and spruce branches with the Stampin’ markers and stamped it.

The background is Cherry Cobbler Core’dination card stock, embossed with the Pretty Print folder and sanded with the Sanding Block to make it really stand out.  I added a 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon (on sale this week for $7.46 instead of $9.95! Get it before November 18! Click here to order it now!)

Special Season Apothecary

Material:

Stamp set: Special Season, Greetings of the Season

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Core’dinations Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Markers.

Tools: Big Shot, Pretty Print embossing folder, Apothecary Collection Framelits, Sanding Block

Accessories: 1-1/4 Burlap ribbon

Artisan Award Entry #5: Pop-up Pinwheel card

Welcome to Day 5!  Today’s card was probably the most complicated of the five cards I made for the Artisan Award Contest.  It’s a pop-up card or a 2-steps card.  I just made my own template (basically trial and error).  I wanted that the pinwheels stand-up when you open the card and that was a real challenge!  Some were falling down, so I ended up putting little paper brackets at the back so they couldn’t fall.  I wished I had taken some pictures from the side so you could see better how it’s made, but I guess I didn’t think about it… Since I don’t have the card anymore, it’s now too late. The challenge was that nothing sitck out the card when it’s closed.  (Seem kind of obvious, but when you fold the card, everything shift up, so it’s trickier than you think!)

I used the Sizzlit Pinwheel die (from last year mini-catalogue) and make 6 of them.  I used different buttons and brads to attach them in the center.   The super colorful Designer Paper ” Sunshine & Sprinkles” (now retired) inspired me this card.

pinwheel

Here’s the inside: A real surprise when you open the card!!!

pinwheel inside

close-up details:

pinwheel close-up

Material:

Make a Cake, Word Play, You’re Amazing, Pretty Petites  stamp sets;

Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Old Olive Card Stock; Sunshine & Sprinkles, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper; Bright Collection Designer Series Paper Stack;

Basic Gray, Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers;

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter;

Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits Dies, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies; 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Petite Curly Label Punch;

Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Brights Designer button;  3/8” Designer Printed Brads; 3/16” Neutral and Brights brads, 1/8” Mini brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Paper- Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

Anniversary Birds Card

Lately my parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary! This called for a very special card! This is the card I made for them. As they both love birds, I thought that it would be a nice touch to incorporate birds inside my design! I used the Bird Builder punch for the birds, the Heart collection Framelits and 2 embossing folders, Elegant Lines (which is on sale right now, on the retiring list for $7.46) and Framed Tulips. I used Crumb Cake ink to sponge over the embossed parts as well as to outline the birds. A little rose from the Flower trim and the Crochet Trim complete the card.

anniversaire 40 birds

Material:

Stamp set: Jolies pensées

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Tools: Bird Builder punch, Big Shot, Elegant lines folder, Framed Tulips folder, Heart Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die; sponge daubers

Accessories: Crochet trim, Flower trim