Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge # 54: Paper Piecing

Hello my friends!! Welcome to another Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #54. This week our challenge is "Paper Piecing", this is one of the techniques I used to do a lot when I started making cards, so glad to do something I hardly do nowadays.



This week we are sponsored by Tiffany Doodles, great company with awesome Digital Images. One lucky winner will get a $15.00 Gift Certificate Prize!!
  
For you

Directions:
  • Make card from Textured Bluff Cardstock. (Size 5" square)
  • Emboss front of card .
  • Print image on White Cardstock, green and pink patterned paper.
  • Cut out leaves from green PP and glue them on White CS, do the same with flowers from pink PP.
  • Mat White CS with Burgundy CS and add stitches. Add punch border piece. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp sentiment, die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Circle Nestabilities. Add to card with foam tape.
  • Add Gold gala Glitz to flowers, then add Crystal Glitter to all flowers and leaves. Set to dry.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Bluff (Bazzill), White, Cranberry Tart (GKD)
  • Digital Image: Dogwood Branch (Tiffany Doodles)
  • Stamp: Sent. from Garden Silhouettes (GKD)
  • Ink: Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger Industries)
  • Embellishments: Gold Gala Glitz, Gold Rhinestones
  • Accessories: Border Punch (Fiskars), Sewing machine, Embossing folder, White Clear Glue.
The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, May 6,  2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here
Have a great day!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

CSS Alumni Blog Hop: "Stamp TV Kit"

Hello my friends! Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time we are showcasing any of the StampTV kits, and I decided to play with "Springtime Silhouettes" (brand new one).
If you are here from Jennie's blog you are in the right place, if not, please go to StampTV and start from there, so you don't miss any wonderful creation.

My card is a CAS creation, super easy!!

Directions:
  • Make your card base from Ivory CS. Punch bottom corners
  • Stamp image in Tea Dye Distress Ink, add Walnut Stain on all borders.
  • Stamp sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
  • Tie on Seam Binding Ribbon, make a bow and add pearl.
Card Recipe:
Now, hop over to Cheri's blog and enjoy her beautiful creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have fun hopping.

I am submitting this card to "Less is More Challenge"

ETA: Gina will randomly choose a winner who will get to choose ANY past StampTV kit of their choice. She will announce the winner on Tuesday morning!! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cardinal Springtime Collection Cards

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great day! I have 3 cards I made using new stamps from the new Springtime Cardinal Collection from Heartfelt Creations. Have you seen the entire collection? Not yet? Well, check it out HERE.

Cardinal Card #1:

Products used:
  • HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set.
  • HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
  • HCD 708 Decorative Window Scene Die
  • Teal Gala Glitz
  • Crystal Lacquer
  • Grand Calibur

Directions:
  • Make card base from Bazzil  Handsome Cardstock. 5" square card.
  • Cut a piece of White Heart Embossed Cardstock (Making Memories) 4.75" square. Add to card base.
  • Cut a strip of Handsome CS (2" x 5"), tie White Lace around and adhere it to card.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil Window Frame. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp image from HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set, color it with Copic Markers: R48, B000, B21, YG95. Die-cut and emboss and adhere it to card.
  • Add extra flowers and Teal Gala Glitz.
  • Add Crystal Lacquer to Cardinal and set to dry
Cardinal Card #2:

Products used:

  • HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set
  • HCD 710 Decorative Oval Window Die.
  • HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
  • Oval Nestabilities.
  • Antique Rose Glitter.
  • Crystal Lacquer
  • Directions:
  • Makce card base from Ivory Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Dry emboss bottom border with Organic Flourush folder. Tie on ribbon.
  • Die-cut, emboss and distress Orange Cardstock using HCD 710 Decorative Oval Window Die.
  • Stamp image from HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set  on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color Cardinal with Prismacolor Pencils and  flowers and leaves with Copic Markers: YG95, YR14, YR16. Die-cut and emboss image with Oval Nestabilities. Adhere it to card.
  • Add extra flower to image and glitter to center of flowers.
  • Add Crystal LAcquer to Cardinal and set to dry.

Cardinal Card #3:

Products used:
  • HCPC 3386 Cheery Cardinal PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3387 Luscious Cherry Swirls Pre Cut Set.
  • HCD 704 Perfect Petals Diecut
  • HCD 706 Cardial Family Diecut
  • Label 8 Nestabilities
  • Grand Callibur
  • Directions:

  • Make card base from Pearl Cardstock (Bazzill), card size 5.5" square.
  • Punch bottom front. Add a strip of Red Cardstock. Tie on ribbon and make a bow.
  • Die-cut and emboss (2) Corner Die from HCD 704 Perfect Petals Diecut in Pink Cardstock.  Adhere them to card.
  • Stamp image from HCPC 3386 Cheery Cardinal PreCut Set On White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black twice, color Cardinal image with Prismacolor Pencils, flowers, leaves and cherries with Copic Markers: YG95, Y13, Y15, Y17, R29, 0.
  • Die-cut Cardinal image and adhere it to card with foam tape. Cut out extra cherries and flower and adhere it to card with foam tape as well.
  • Adhere it to card with Foam tape. Cover image with Crystal Lacquer and set to dry.
  • Inside: Cut a strip of Red Cardstock and adhere it to bottom part. Stamp cherries  in Tea Dye Distress ink.
  • Stamp Sentiment on Ivory CS in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Label * Nestabilities.
  • Adhere sentiment to card.
Visit the Heartfelt Creation Blog for more Inspiration.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3: What's the dirt?

Hello my friends! Welcome to day 3 and last day of our Inspiration Blog Hops. Today, we are showcasing What's the dirt? set. I love this set. I love gardening, so when I first this set I was in love instantly :) My garden is doing more or less, just hope the weather make its mind so I can transplant more veggies :)

Friends are flower in the garden of life: This card is super simple with lots of dimension. I started my card with White CS, added some pink grosgrain adhesive tape, then added some lace ribbon. Die-cut and emboss Innocent pink CS using Rectangle Nestabilities. Embossed the smalles piece with Swiss Dots folder and  added to card using the deboss part. I stamped the image on White CS, colored it with Copic Markers and die-cut and embossed it with Oval Nestabilities. The sentiment was stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some Crystal Lacquer on the image.


Ready for more inspiration? Visit each of the DT blogs listed below and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have fun hopping.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2: Branching Out, Follow your Dreams

Hello my friends and welcome to Day 2 of Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop. Today, we are showcasing 2 wonderful sets: Branching Out & Follow your Dreams.

Branching Out Set: I created this 4.5" square card. I cut a piece of 4" Ivory CS, ink all edges and embossed it with Swiss Dots folder, tied on ribbon. Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of Ivory CS using Fleur de Lis big die. Adhered it to card with pop dots. Stamped image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the sentiment was stamped in Tea Dye Distress Ink (tis is from the new StampTV Kit). Added to card with pop dots and added 3 small nailheads.


Follow your dreams Set: This set is fantastic! I made a Masculine card and I paper pieced the boat with 2 different PP. The paper is from Wanted Collection (Cosmo Cricket).

Now, for more inspiration visit the DT blogs posted below and also don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!
Have fun hopping.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scrappy Saturday Challenge #53: Magnolialicious

Hello my friends and welcome to another fun Scrappy Saturday Challenge. This week our challenge is Sponsored by Magnolia and the theme is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!" How fun is that?!


One lucky winner will get 3 Mini Magnolia Stamps!!



And this is what I came up with.

Directions:
  • Die-cut a couple of pieces of White CS using the Biggest die from Label 8 Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut a piece of PP using the second biggest die from Label 8. Ink all edges. Add White lace around.
  • Trace the second biggest die onto your Yellow CS and cut it out, mat this with PP piece. Tie on ribbon.
  • Stamp image, color it with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Oval Nestabilities. Adhere it to card.
  • Make paper flowers from Tissue paper (see direction HERE) and adhere them to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickle to image.

The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, April 29, 2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

The flowers were inspired by the Tuesday Trigger Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World


Hope you like it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K. Designs. April Inspiration Blog Hop: Garden Silhouettes (One free with 3), Timeless Textures

Hello my friends! Welcome to Day 1 of Gina K. Designs April Inspiration Blog Hop! Today we are showcasing 2 beautiful sets: Garden Silhouettes (this set is free with the purchase of 3 sets!) and Timeless Textures (love this set very much!!)

Garden Silhouettes: This set is fantastic for CAS and quick cards. I made a little experiment using Memento Sweet Plum Ink and here are the results:

With Sympathy: I added enough ink to the image, then sprayed the image using Mini Mister (water mixed with Perfect Pearls) and stamped the image onto White CS. I didn't like it much, so I added Pink Copic marker around the image, this way the borders get a little darker and also creates a little shadow. Then die-cut, emboss and stencil it.




Many Thanks: I did the same as before, but here I sprayed the image from about 15 inches distance and stamped it.
I paper pierced the top corners and added pearls.








Birthday Wishes: This image was stamped the regular way. No spray used.
The patterned paper is from the new StampTV Kit. I added some Gold Nailhead in opposite corners.












Timeless Textures: I made a couple of cards using this set :)

Happy Birthday: For this card I stamped the smallest images onto White Cardstock, using Tea Dye Distress, Memento Sweet Plum and Memento Tangelo. I matted them with Sweet Mango, Kraf and Lilac CS! I stamped the largest image at the bottom and  the sentiment on top. The sentiment is from Theresa's new set: Follow your dreams.



With Love: For this card I used the polka dot image, using the stamp-a-majig I created the whole BG. The sentiment is from Garden Silhouettes set.


Are you ready for more inspiration? Visit all the blogs listed below and also don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win :)


Have fun hopping!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Release Party Invitation Blog Hop

Hello my friends! Are you all excited about Gina K. Release tonight? I hope you are because the new sets are awesome!!
The GKDT has prepared a nice Blog Hop so you can see little sneak peeks of what you are going to see at the Party tonight, so if you are here from Emily's blog you are in the right place :)

Here is my sneak peek, any guesses?

Now, it's time to hop over Janice's blog and see what she has prepared for us tonight.

Don't forget the Party starts at 7:00 -9:00 pm (Central Time) at StampTV, see you there :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Miss you

Hello my friends! Hope you are doing well. Here, I've been working on projects like crazy, in addition that I've been having back problems, agggghhhh, but today I am feeling much better and after finishing school with DD I decided to make a card just for fun! I was having so much fun that I even made my own paper flowers, so easy and so pretty!!

So, this card was inspired by several challenges I found on the web:
  

Directions:
  • Make your card base from White Glitter CS. 5" square.
  • Stamp image on White Cs in Black Ink. Color it with Copic Markers: Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37. Outfit: V01, V12, V15. Face: YR000, YR00. Wings and hands: R20. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Rectangle Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut PP with Rectangle Nestabilities as well.
  • Cut a piece of Lavender CS and adhere to card.
  • Die-cut scallop border and adhere to card.
  • Adhere Rectangle pieces to card. Glue butterfly.
  • Add flowers and sentiment.
How to create my flowers:
  • Yellow flower: Start with a piece of White Tissue paper, add ink direct onto paper using ink pad (Here I used Daffodil Delight). Fold tissue paper in 4 and die-cut it.
  • Purple flower: Start with a strip of White Crepe Paper. Add ink from ink pad (Memento Sweet Plum), fold in 4 and die-cut paper.
  • Die-cut I used: Daisy Patch Dies and Posy Patch Dies from Heartfelt Creations
  • TIP: Don't apply too much ink for a nice, smooth look :)

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Glitter White (DCWV), White (GP)Lovely Lavender (GKD)
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, White Crepe Paper, White Tissue Paper.
  • Stamps: Tilda (Magnolia), sentiment from Botanicals (GKD)
  • Ink: Memento Sweet Plum (Tsukineko), Daffodil Delight (SU).
  • Embellishments:Gold Gala Glitz
  • Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Daisy Patch Dies, Posy Patch Dies, Scallop Border Die (Heartfelt Creations), Scor-tape, Foam tape.
Does anybody know the name of this Tilda? I got this image long time ago and I don't have the name of her. Thanks!!

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Heartfelt Creations

Hello my friends! Hope you are having a great. For today I have a couple of cards I made with some of the newest stamps from Heartfelt Creations.

Dove Love:

Products used:
  • HCPC 3385 Spring Birdies and Roses Pre-Cut Set.
  • HCD 710 Decorative Oval Window Die
  • Oval Nestabilities
  • Grand Calibur.

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock . 5" Square.
  • Cut a piece of White Cardstock (4.25" square), emboss it using Swiss Dots Folder. Mat this piece
     with a slighty bigger piece of Red Glitter Cardstock. Add stitches and adhere it card.
  • Stamp image from HCPC 3385 Spring Birdies and Roses Pre-Cut Set on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color them with Copic Markers: YG63, YG95, C0, C1, C3, R35, R46, E35. Cut out bottom part of second image.
  • Die-cut and emboss image using Oval Nestabilities. Adhere image to frame and adhere to card.
  • Create a bow and add to card. Add a pearl.
  • Add xut out roses and leaves onto image with Foam tape.
  • Die-cut Oval frame using HCD 710 Decorative Oval Window Die using Red Glitter Cardtsock.

Thinking about you

Products used:
  • HCPC 3383 Cardinal Posy Branch Pre-Cut Set.
  • HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
  • HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die-cut.
  • Square Nestabilities.
  • Grand Calibur.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Purple Cardstock. 5" square card. Dry emboss front of card using Seeing Spots Embosing folder.
  • Die-cut border using HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die-cut. Adhere to card and tie ribbon around.
  • Stamp image on White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color image with Prismacolor Pencils and cut it out.
  • Stamp some of the Posy flowers, color them and die-cut them with HCD 701 Posy Patch Die.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of White Cardstock using Square Nestabilities. Adhere it to card.
  • Adhere image on Square piece. Add extra posy flowers. Add Mini Nail Gold Head onto flowers.
Hope you like them!
Have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happily ever after

Hello my friends! I have a quick and fun "Wedding card" for you today. I made this card last February for an awesome couple from my old church.
This card is very simple as you can see, the label image was heat embossed and the sentiment stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


The label image is from Smile set and the sentiment is from Fanciful Tags (Gina K. Designs)

I am submitting this card to TSG: Monochromatic.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #52: Your next Stamp

Hello my friends and welcome to another Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge. This week our challenge is sponsored by Your Next Stamp and the theme is "All things adorable" Well, I have to say all the images from Your Next Stamp  are adorable!!


For my card I used the sweet and adorable Party Fhiona



Your Rock!

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of Pink Cardstock, punch bottom border and adhere it to card.
  • Cut a piece of White cardstock and dry emboss it using Seeing Spots folder and adhere it to card.
  • Cut a piece of Patterned Paper and adhere it to card.
  • Stamp image on White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and color ir with Copic Markers. Die-cut and emboss image using Eyelet Circle Nestabilities. Adhere image to card with Foam tape.
  • Add pom-pom  to card.
  • Stamp sentiment, create a banner and adhere it to card.
  • Add Crystal Lacquer to hair and dress and set to dry.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Innocent Pink (GKD)
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle.
  • Stamps: Party Fhiona (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishment: Pom-pom ribbon (Offray)
  • Accessories: Border Punch (Recollections), Eyelet Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Seeing Spots emb. folder (Provocraft), Scor-tape, Foam tape, Crystal Lacquer, Copic Markers.

The deadline for this challenge is 11.59pm PST on Friday, April 22, 2011. For more details, some fabulous design team inspiration and to link up your projects, click here

Hope you like it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gina K. Designs Technique Highlight Blog Hop

Welcome to a fun Gina K. Designs Design Team hop! Today we are showing techniques of all kinds as featured on Stamp TV. We hope you enjoy hopping through the variety of techniques and are inspired to try something new!

If you are coming from Janice's blog, you are in the right place, if not, please start from StampTV so you don't miss anything.

For this hop I used the following techniques on my card:
So very Sorry

Directions:
  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft CS ( 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"), ink all edges and partial embossed it.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress ink in non-embossed area. Add stitches and tie on ribbon and adhere to card.
  • Stamp image onto Kraft CCS, die-cut, emboss and highlight it with Circle Nestabilities. Follow directions to create Cracked Glass.
  • Adhere image to card.
  • Add pearls.

Card Recipe:
Hope you like my card.

Now it's yout turn to hop over to Emily's blog, and I hope you don't feel afraid to try new techniques, it's always fun to learn something new :)

Have fun hopping.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's your birthday

Hello my friends! Hope you are aving a great day, I am feeling much better now and that means more stamping time for me. Have you checked the new Springtime Cardinal Collection from Heartfelt Creations? Isn't so pretty?! Don't forget to leave a comment HERE for your chance to win the entire collection!!!
Well, I have a new card to share with you using a couple of images from the new collection :)

First, I got inspired by the sketch from Waltzingmouse Stamps and the Joann's Garden Challenge # 13


It's your Birthday.

Directions:
  • Make card from White cardstock. A2 size.
  • Emboss a piece of White cardstock (4" x 5.25") using Textile Embossing folder. Ink all edges and adhere it to card.
  • Stamp Image from HCPC 3385 Spring Birdies and Roses PreCut Set on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color Cardinal and roses with Copic Markers and leaves with Prismacolor Pencils.
  • Die-cut and emboss image with Circle Nestabilities. Adhere it to card.
  • Die -cut emboss and stencil Large Swirl from HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die. Adhere it to card.
  • Stamp sentiment from HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set on White CS in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it using Fancy Tags, cut out right size and adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Add Crystal Lacquer on image and set to dry.


Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (GKD)
  • Stamps: HCPC 3385 Spring Birdies and Roses PreCut Set,  HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger Industries), Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils.
  • Accessories: HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die (Heartfelt Creations), Fancy Tags, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Textile Embossing folder (Provocraft), Foam tape, Sponges.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
 
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