Easter!!

Hello everybody!! Today I needed a couple quick Easter cards! These were super quick and easy! And I think my favorite Easter cards I’ve made this year! I’m really beginning to love the clean and simple looks of cards! Anyway, here’s a look at them and how I made them!

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For both cards I started with an A2 white card base and put a strip of washi down the side with the fold. Then I stamped “HAPPY” with matching inks and applied stickers that spell out “EASTER.” To add some other visual interest I added a small layered tag with matching twines! That was it! Hope you all have a fantastic Easter!!!!!!

 

 

 

FMS229 & MFT CC42

Hi! I’m back with another card! This time it’s for Freshly Made Sketches and My Favorite Things Color Challenge! This card was super easy to make! Especially with the two prompts! Here’s a look and how I made it!

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I started  with an A2 sized white card base and added a strip of washi to the left side. Then I popped up the squares of paint chips on foam tape after I trimmed them down to different sizes to make the card a little more interesting since there’s only a couple elements to this card. Then all that was left was to add the pop-up stickers!!! That’s it!

Here are the links to the challenges:

 

http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/03/freshly-made-sketches-229-sketch-by.html?m=1

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/03/mft-color-challenge-42.html?m=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPDSS45, CTD385,& Lawnscaping Challenge

Hey card friends! Today I made a fun “spotlighted image” card using a sketch, colors, & theme from a few challenges! I’ll link to them all at the end of this post! I’ve been wanting I use this technique for a while but didn’t have any images that I was dying to use… then I received this stamp set from Stampin’ Up and the little cake is too fun not to! So I did!!! Here’s a look at the card and how I made it!

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I used a white A2 sized card base…as always- then stamped the focal image onto the front. I used my watercolor markers to color the cake and candle and a gold pen to water color the cake stand. Yes- a gold pen!!! I hadn’t thought of using a regular ball point pen to water color but it works! I simple scribbled into my glass palette and picked up the color with a brush just like the markers! Who knew?! Anyways, then I second generation stamped the rest of the background to make the colored cake pop more. I finished it off with some baker’s twine and some gold sequins!

Links to the challenges:

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2016/03/color-throwdown-385.html?m=1

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/03/lawnscaping-challenge-sweets-sponsored.html?m=1

 

http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/

Fusion Card Challenge

Hello crafty peeps! Tonight I quickly made another card! This time for the Fusion Challenge! I used their sketch to make this card!

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Here’s how I made it:

I shockingly started with a white A2 sized card base. Then I simple stuck on some glitter letters and stamped a sentiment with black ink! THE EASIEST CARD EVER! It may seem like a waste of perfectly good letters to put a bunch on a card, but they were too big to make sentiments out of so this was the perfect use! Here is the link to the challenge!

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/03/fusion-everythings-owl-right.html?m=1

 

 

 

MFT & The Challenge

Hi crafty people! I got back into the swing of things today and made a few cards! This one is for The Challenge’s photo inspiration challenge and My Favorite Thing’s Sketch Challenge. Here’s a look at the card and further down I’ll link to the challenges!

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I started out a piece of water color paper slightly smaller than my A2 white card base. I laced down some fun and bright colors with my water based markers and simply spread the color with a wet paintbrush. I let it air dry before adhering it to the card base  then I added a strip of washi tape and a yellow and mini clothes pin holding a speech bubble with the word “hello” made of glitter stickers. For a last finishing touch I glued on some clear jewels.

Here are the links to the challenges:

http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/?m=1

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/03/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-273.html?m=1

 

 

 

TTTCHALLENGE & FMS

Hey crafters!! I made a super fun card today for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge as well as the Freshly Made Sketches Challenges. Links to both will be at the end of this post!

I chose to use the line of critters, celebration, and a CAS design for the TTTCHALLENGE. Here is a look at the card and how I made it!

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I started with a typical white A2 sized card base and adhered a small strip of pink polka dot patterned paper to the the left edge. I then stamped the sentiment with a bright pink ink and a stamp from Stampin’ Up. I stamped and die cut the adorable critter from Lawn Fawn’s “Wheelie Like You” stamp set and water colored them using greys and black. And of course some pink to give them little rosy cheeks!

Here are the links to the mentioned challenges:

http://tictactoechallenge.blogspot.com/2016/03/challenge-six.html?m=1

http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/03/freshly-made-sketches-228-sketch-by-kim.html?m=1

 

 

 

Pop of Color

Hi, crafty people! Here with a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #125. The challenge was to make a black and white card with a pop of color. Here’s a look at the card and how I made it!!!

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I started with a white A2 sized card base. Then I added a layer of dark gray cardstock and vellum with a silver glitter star pattern. I adhered some film strip tape down the front and stuck on some glitter letters that read “Hello.” Then I tied a bow with some black cord and finally added 3 glitter circles. And that’s all there was to it!!

 

 

 

FMS227 & CTD383

Hi crafty people! I’m back with another card! This one was for 2 different card challenges! Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown. I used a layout and the colors orange, yellow, green and white in this card! Hope you like it!

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Here’s how I made it:

I started with an A2 sized white card base. Then, using the sketch for inspiration, I watercolored a orange and yellow circle overlapping one another in the bottom right of the card front. Then I stamped the sentiment in onyx black ink once the circles were dry. To finish This simple card design I took my silver market and colored the left edge and adhered a strip of grass green cardstock. This was a super fun and super easy card to create!

Here are the links to the challenges!

http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/03/freshly-made-sketches-227-sketch-by.html?m=1

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2016/03/color-throwdown-383.html?m=1

 

 

 

 

Tic-Tac-Toe The Fusion Challenge

  • Hey, everyone! It’s been a lonnnng time since I’ve posted- or even made a card! I have been super busy! But, I made some time today to make this card for the TTTChallenge and The Fusion Challenge! I chose to use the far right vertical line which had geometrical shapes, layers, and a photo inspiration. The photo was of a four leaf clover! So of course I just had to make a St. Patty’s Day card! Here it is!!!

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I started with a white A2 sized card base and used 2 triangle stamps from Stampin’ Up to make a geometric black border across the left side. I stamped the border in Versafine onyx black ink. I then layered a green and yellow-green panel and adhered a strip of gold paper across the panels. I cut a piece of patterned paper from Stampin’ Up into a tag shape and punched a hole towards the top. I stamped and die cut the wheel and hamster from the “I Wheelie Like You” stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I used water color pencils to color the hamster. I added them on the card using foam tape for the hamster. As a finishing touch I colored some white bakers twine green with a marker and glued it onto the tag. To finish the inside of the card I inserted a piece of the lighter green paper and hand lettered “Wishing you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

 

 

 

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

3 cards in one day?! I need a life…. Anyways here is a card I made for the Sparkle & Shine challenge this week. I’ve been trying to keep my cards simple lately. I usually put so many layers so it’s a nice change! Won’t last long though… 😉 Here’s the card and how I made it!

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This card was soooo easy to assemble! First I stamped the “just for you” on a gold ink, which is getting dry… and the “on your special day” in black onto a scrap of green paper. I cut the green piece into a flag shape and glued it on. Finally, I added a few sequins in green and gold to give it some “sparkle and shine.” 😉