Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Sketch Share!

Hello!  Hey lookie here, it is Saturday and I actually have a Saturday share for you, on the right day no less!  Ha, Ha ... if you follow my blog, you'll get it!  Okay, so today I have a card from me, a card from Debbie and a photo of the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
We have had tons of rain ... and I know I had this thought when I was making my card.  Since Debbie did a fish in water, maybe she was thinking about it too!  Both cards really came out cute, I think.  This new sketch idea, tall and skinny, is kinda fun, I think.  Do you like this week's cards?

If I had been thinking about what this weekend being Memorial Day, I could have done a patriotic card.  But, I didn't, but neither does it change the fact that I thank each and every service member for what they did and do for our freedom!

Have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lead Me to The Cross!

Hello!  Today's card is a spiritual one that I made that would be perfect for sympathy, get well, or just thinking of you.  It is actually an idea I was going to do when I made additional Easter cards, but I ran out of time.  It has been floating around in my head ever since, so I knew it would be a perfect card to make for my friend at church since she was asking for get well and sympathy cards.  Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
First off, I want to say I love that sentiment ..."Lead me to the cross" ... that says it all, to me.  The papers I used are scraps from my Easter class, as I made a similar type card but with an arched window.  This cross is from a set of crosses that I got at the Grapevine convention at the Our Daily Bread Designs booth.  I own both of the original sets of crosses from Spellbinders, but my friend doesn't it, and we had been looking for one of the sets for her.  Well, this set is made by Spellbinders but is different and was made especially for Our Daily Bread.  She loved it and put in her basket.  And the end, yes, you know it, I thought I should have it too.  The larger size cross die that I used today is so pretty and is a lot prettier than the larger crosses in the other two sets. 
 
I do want to talk about the stained glass effect I created.  This was part of my Easter class.  What you do is die cut your cross and place clear packing tape on the back side of the cross.   The sticky part will be up (thru the holes).  You now add clear glitter over all the sticky part.  Then, on the back side, you color with your copics or sharpies. This creates that subtle color and stained glass effect!  Easy Peasy!
 
See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina
 
  
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Let me Rest!

 Hello!  I am back today with another pretty card I made to sell.  I saw a similar card on pinterest.  It is not the same colors or the same stamps, but it is pretty close.  Enjoy!


And the inside ... 
 
 
This card would actually be one that could work for thinking of you, get well, or Easter.  I decided to make it a sympathy card.  Pretty, don't you think?

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina


Monday, May 18, 2015

6 Pocket Mini (With a How-Tol!)

Hello!  As you know, I would call myself a card maker. But, sometimes it is fun to do something different!  I made this 6 pocket Mini for my post that is on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today.  On theirs, I have three photos but I have a few extra photos for you here and also a tutorial. This month I was given a whole 6 x 6 pad (Echo Park: Jack and Jill) to create with, as well as a bunch of matching ephemera, ribbons, stick pearls with fabric leaves (which I colored with distress ink), and flowers. I decided to put it all to good use!  The base is just one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock.  So, it is kinda like a card, except it has a few more folds and it has a bunch of thick stuff on the front.  But, since it is a mini, I can add thick stuff, right?  Here is the front ... enjoy!
 
 
 
 
One of the items I was given was that beautiful kraft tag that is in the pocket on the front.  When pulled out, a sentiment is stamped underneath.  You know I had to add a stamped sentiment somewhere!  I thought adding it under the tag was a kinda cool idea.  Probably, some would have added ink to the kraft tag, but it was so pretty, I was afraid I would mess it up, so I left it alone.   
 
 
 
The next couple of photos show the progression of how it looks as it get opened.  First ...
 
 

And then the right side opens again ...
 
 
Now, I do want to note, you could add pockets on the four panels above so that it would be a 10 pocket mini instead of a 6 pocket mini, but I just added designer paper to these panels and waited until you folded the above three sections down to find the 6 pockets.  Fully opened ...
 
 
 
 
  I added pieces from the ephemera pack but you could add notes or photos.  So, the three pockets in the bottom sections have pockets at diagonals or straight and the three upper pockets have closures.  All of the pockets were made with 1/8" scor-tape on  three sides to form the pocket.  The funny thing about two of the closures is that I was just telling a friend the other day how I never use eyelets anymore.  Well, now that is no longer true, as I made eyelet closures for two of the top pockets.  The middle top pocket has a Velcro closure.  Here is a photo of the three top pockets opened ...
 
 
 
 
 
As I stated earlier the whole base is just one 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  Super simple with just a few score lines and cuts.  Let me see if I can explain it to you.
 
1. Score at 2 3/8", and 7 1/4".
2.  Rotate clockwise so that your score lines are now horizontal.  The 2 3/8" score should be towards the top. 
3.  Score again at 3 7/8", 4 1/8", 8", and 8 1/4". 
4.  Trim the 1/4" score area from the bottom row and top flap.  Stop trimming at the horizontal score lines. Here is a visual with the 1/4" sections cut away ...
 
 
 
 
 On the two top outer pockets, I trimmed the top sections down some to create the closed pockets..  (sorry, I didn't make note of how much).  The middle pocket I just trimmed at an angle on two sides.  You can do whatever you want here, as this would be part of your designing process.  You can see how easy this was to make, especially using a 6 x 6 pad, as all the papers match each other and are small prints, which is so important for smaller panels!  Make you one and send me a photo.  I would love to see what you do! 
 
I have more miscellaneous cards I have made to show you, so I hope to see you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Tina  
 
 
 
 


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saturday Sketch Share (Late on Sunday)!

Hello!  I told you yesterday's post was going to be late, as in today, as opposed to yesterday, but, I wasn't planning on it being this late today.  Late or not, I wanted to go ahead and show you my share cards because tomorrow I am going to have a Crafty Scrapper's design team post both here and on their blog.  I think both Debbie and I really liked the sketch this week.  Let's get to it and you can see what you think.  I will be showing you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card


Debbie's Card

The Sketch
Debbie's theme was a birthday card for ME!  Woo Hoo!  She knows I love lime green so she added ultra thick embossing enamel onto the big balloon.  Cool!  Yes, it has a crack across it, which likely happened in transit, but it doesn't change the fact that I love her card.  I like how mine came out too. Die cut flowers, so fun. 

As stated above I will see you back here for a tutorial and photos of a 6 Pocket Mini that I made for The Crafty Scrapper's blog.

Happy Stamping!
Tina
 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Goody Goody Gumballs!

Hello!  Yes, I know this is Saturday, but you are going to have to wait until at least tomorrow for the share.  I didn't get Debbie's card in the mail yesterday and since this is a special day, my hubby and I are off early to enjoy our day.  It is our birthdays!  Remember, our birthdays are on the same day.  Not the same year, but the same day!  So, since I knew I had the card I made for Gary to share with you, I figure you won't mind waiting a day or two for the share!  I guess after making my class cards, I have shaker cards on the brain.  I remembered a stamp and die set that I bought at the stamp convention back in January that hasn't been inked up yet and thought it would make a fun shaker card!  And it did!  Here it is ... enjoy!


I got out the scraps from the class cards last month and found a sketch that would work with my gumball rectangle and allow me to use some of my scraps too.  I love how it came out!  The stamp and die set is from Taylored Expressions.  So fun!  I have always loved my birthday, probably more than he loves his.  I just get more excited about simple things, I think.  Anyway, I think the sentiment should say ... Goody, Goody Gumballs it is MY birthday!  LOL!

Hope to see you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thinking of You with Flowers!

Hello!  One of my favorite cards of the group I made last week, was the card I am showing you today.  I used one of those peel-off stickers to create the main image.  I think this sticker is from Elizabeth Crafts, which probably means it is not called peel-offs, as I think that is what Magenta called them and since I sold their product when I had my store, that is what I call all these type stickers.  :Let me show you my card ...
 
 
 
And I used a matching peel-off sticker on the inside too ...
 

 
The card I "cased" had the sticker on top of some dictionary type paper, but I didn't have of that, so I hunted down this old background stamp.  It is the Irish prayer in a beautiful script font.  The stamp is, or should I say "was" a Stampin' Up stamp and has a date of 1999 on it ... told you it was old!  Anyway, I layered onto more of the same background giving the recipient more of a chance to read it.  And then I colored in the flowers with my Copics right over the stamped script image.  Love how it came out!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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