Monday, February 8, 2016

Same Card, Three Different Colors


I'm up on the DeNami Design Blog today! This week our design team is featuring either three cards with the same stamps OR the same card in three colors. I chose the second option.

I really enjoy making multiples of cards---especially when I create a design that I really love. I find that making the first card always takes me quite a bit of time, but then I can make additional ones pretty quickly after that. I’m always in need of birthday cards, so I decided to pair up the NEW CL-D187 Celebrating You sentiment with my favorite butterfly from DeNami Design.

Once I decided on my layout, these cards were very simple to put together. I took an A2 white card base and stamped the J16 Small Splatter image in the upper-left and lower-right corners. I die-cut two stitched rectangles (one from patterned paper and one from white cardstock). On the white panel, I stamped the butterfly, the little swirl and the sentiment and then used markers to add some simple brushes of color to the butterfly. I layered the stamped panel to the patterned paper, placing some silver thread in between. I die-cut a file folder tab from polka dot paper and adhered that to the back of my layered panels. I attached the focal point to the card front and added some sparkle with a glitter pen.

Here’s a look at the same card in two additional colors:

I had so much with this project and can’t wait to snail mail these cards to several friends who have Springtime birthdays!!

Thanks for visiting!

Ink: TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Markers: Copic Sketch
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Brights Collection 6x6 Inch Paper Pad (Avery Elle), Black Mini Dot (Pebbles)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs), tabs (Heidi Swapp)
Other: Silver Thread
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow) 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You're Dog-Gone Awesome

I'm so excited!!! Our 9-month-old puppy, Pepper, is coming home on Friday!!! She's been away at field dog training since mid-November, and we have missed her so much! We've been able to visit her several times, but I can't wait to bring her back to the mountains!

I made a card to go along with a little gift we're going to give her trainer who has become a dear friend throughout this whole process:

As soon as I saw the Furry Friends stamp set from Avery Elle I just had to buy it!!! Looks just like my Pepper!

Such a sweet girl!!!

I'm going to enter this in the most recent AEIHeartU Challenge:

And my layout is based on CAS(E) This Sketch 157:

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Furry Friends (Avery Elle), J16 Small Splatter (DeNami Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Markers: Copic Sketch
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Furry Friends (Avery Elle), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)
Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Owls

I'm up on the DeNami Design Blog today! This week we’re featuring DeNami’s totally adorable collection of Valentine’s Day Owls! Love, love, love these critters!!!

I bought a little Valentine’s Day gift for my 3-year-old niece and decided it would be fun to make my own hand-stamped wrapping paper. She loves owls (could have a little something to do with her mom working for the National Aviary), so it was a perfect fit for this week’s DT assignment.

I started by cutting a piece of white butcher paper big enough to fit the box I was going to wrap. Butcher paper is sold in rolls. I bought mine at Michaels, but if you Google it you can find other sources as well. I spread the paper out on my craft table and went to town stamping a bunch of Valentine’s Day Owls, hearts, and sentiments from DeNami’s Valentine’s Day Collection. I added color to the images with markers.

I used the paper to wrap my gift box:

Then, I created a coordinating tag. I die-cut some hearts from cardstock. I stamped one of the owl images in the center of the smallest heart and colored her with markers. I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day and To/From on the back of the scalloped heart and layered all of the hearts together. I added some sparkle with a clear glitter pen, punched a hole in the top and threaded some twine through. Here’s a look at the front and back of the tag:

To finish, I wrapped some baker’s twine around the gift package and attached the tag with a bow.

I hope you like my project for today and feel inspired to try hand-stamping your own wrapping paper! It's so much fun and you can use any combination of stamps for lots of different occasions!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Ink: TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Markers: Copic Sketch
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: PC48 Petal Pink and PC35 Magenta (DeNami Design), White (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Paper: Roll Of White Butcher Block Paper (purchased at Michaels)
Dies: Scalloped/Pierced Hearts (Avery Elle)
Baker's Twine: Pink Sorbet (The Twinery)
Adhesive: GL-01 Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow)
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success), Hole Punch 

Sunday, January 31, 2016


I needed to make an extra special card for my husband's birthday, and the color combo, photo, and DT samples at Color Throwdown 377 served as the perfect inspiration!!!

My husband is an avid hunter, so when I saw Lisa Henke's card (HERE), the mojo really started flowing. Thanks, Lisa!! I was also inspired by the wooden planks, scripty font, and geometric pattern. Here's my creation:

I hope my husband likes it!!!

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Cardstock: Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink), Natural (The Paper Company)
Vellum: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Photo Freedom-Volume I-Yellow (Echo Park), On The Bright Side 6x6 Designer Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: Circles (Spellbinders), Deer Head (Savvy Stamps), Zipper Panel by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)
Brads: Metallic Assortment (Making Memories)
Adhesive: Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), Mono Vellum Adhesive (Tombow), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Xyron Sticker Maker (Xyron) 

Monday, January 25, 2016

You're A Sweetheart

Hello again! Popping in for a second time today to share a card I created for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 220.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

I was the super lucky winner of this adorable Kiss Kiss stamp set from the Right At Home Shop and was soooo excited to ink it up!!!

I absolutely LOVE that scripty font and all of those super fun hearts!!! This is my first experience with Right At Home, and I have to say, I'm really impressed with the quality and versatility of their stamps. And of course, I now have a wish list of items to purchase from Nicole in the near future.

Here's a closer look at my card:

It's difficult to see in the photo, but I added glitter to all of the hearts with a clear Wink Of Stella pen. Love how it sparkles!!!

I had so much fun making this one, that I made a second one. It's very similar, but I changed up the patterned paper and used white cardstock for my base instead of rustic white.

Thanks to the Freshly Made Sketches Team for the inspiration, and thanks to Nicole for the fabulous stamp set!!!

Have a great week!

Stamps: Kiss Kiss (Right At Home Shop)
Ink: Tide Pool/Butter Bar/Bubble Gum (Hero Arts), Love Letter Memento (Tsukineko), Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: Rustic White and White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: We Go Together Paper Pad (Pebbles), Cupid's Arrow 6x6 Designer Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: Basic Set (Mama Elephant)
Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)
Adhesive: Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Floral Tags

Good morning! I'm up on the DeNami Design Blog today sharing two pairs of floral tags I made using the newly released CL-E204 Flower Filigree and CL-J157 Flower Filigree Trio stamps.

First up, a couple of layered tags.

To begin, I die-cut two tags from white cardstock using PPPD09 Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tags Dies. I stamped the sentiment and flowers in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in gold. I colored the images with Souffle pens and allowed the ink time to dry. The ink from the Souffle pens “puffs up” adding really fun texture (as well as color) to the image. I layered each of my stamped tags with two larger tags, one die-cut from foiled vellum and one die-cut from white cardstock. To finish, I added a few gold sequins, punched a hole in the top of each tag and threaded some gold sparkle hemp cord through. So simple, but so pretty!

Here’s a look at each tag individually (as well as a close-up of the aqua tag):

For my second pair of tags, I used only the larger tag (die-cut with PPPD05 Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 Dies). I die-cut the tag twice from white cardstock. I stamped the NEW CL-J157 Flower Filigree Trio and sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in gold. I colored the images on the pink tag with Copic markers (just to try out something different) and colored the images on the aqua tag with Souffle pens. To finish, I added a few sequins to the pink tag.

Here’s a closer look at the pink tag:

And here’s a look at the pair:

I intentionally left these two tags as they are…without any holes punched in the top. This way, I can save them to use at a moment’s notice. I can easily add them to a card base for a quick and easy card for lots of different occasions. Or, I can tie them onto a gift bag to quickly dress up a package for a friend/neighbor.

I hope you like my projects for today! Thanks for visiting!

"Layered Flower Filigree Tags"
Stamps: NEW CL-E204 Flower Filigree, PF29 Everyday Greetings Stamp Set (DeNami Design)
Ink: TK-VM001 VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Pens: Souffle Pens XPGB 907, 944, 929, 927 (Sakura)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Paper: Foiled Vellum Stack (DCWV)
Sequins: 4mm and 6mm Metallic Gold (Pretty Pink Posh)
Hemp Cord: Gold Sparkle (Lawn Fawn)
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success), Heat Tool (Wagner), Hole Punch
Adhesive: Mono Vellum Adhesive (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Studio Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth)

"Large Flower Filigree Trio Tags"
Stamps: NEW CL-J157 Flower Filigree Trio, PF29 Everyday Greetings Stamp Set (DeNami Design)
Ink: TK-VM001 VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Markers: Copic Sketch R30, R32, YG03, YG05
Pens: Souffle Pens XPGB 929, 927 (Sakura)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: PPPD05 Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 Dies (available for sale at DeNami Design)
Sequins: 4mm and 6mm Metallic Gold (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success), Heat Tool (Wagner)
Adhesive: Studio Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth)