Bashing out some birthday cards

I needed to do a schwack of birthday cards for a group that I am in, and I knew I wanted to use these square 5×5 card bases I found at the thrift store I work at. I got 15 of them for 1.50.

I found a great sketch on the Mojo Monday website

It was pretty simple and easy to mass produce. Here’s what I came up with!

I just pulled some papers out of my scrap box and the flowers you have seen before many times. I used a sentiment from a set I bought with Craft Creations Too and then added some little crystals from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. This collection was called Glamorous. Some of them also have some tiny Heidi Swapp flowered gems on them. I really love how these turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

MTCC #61

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been absent. I have been at the farm and as you know, limited internet and it’s hard to upload using my phone. I’m back now and raring to go with some new projects for you.

Here is our latest challenge at the Make the Cards Challenge Blog. It’s a color challenge for you and I really like this color combo!

I took a few bits and bobs to the farm to scrapbook with, but I’ll admit, I didn’t actually do a lot. I mostly read…LOL

I did make this card while I was there, though. I have a big tin with a bunch of die cuts in it, and found these flowers which had the right colors. I also took a bunch of pre-embossed sheets and so this one with leaves fit perfect. I always have some sentiments on hand in various colors because you just never know when you will need one! I also decided to go with a 4.5 x4.5 sized card, just to shake it up, again being inspired by the shape of that color challenge block.

I hope you like the card and be sure to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you and to play along with us. Can’t wait to see what you create!

TMS #670

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see today’s Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this week.

Debbie created this little beauty

I actually put this card together at the farm last week with those limited supplies that I brought along, remember? Not too bad if I do say so myself.

The DP is from Crate Paper and is a 6×6 pack that I have been working through for awhile now. I already had the image in my die cut tin. I didn’t have any shaped die cuts so I had to cut the oval out by hand which is a bit rough but gives it some visual interest right? 🙂 All the die cuts I had in my tin so that was ok, but I didn’t have any ribbon or twine! So I managed to find some kite string in the trailer and used that!! I took a little bit and colored it with an ink pad for the brown bow, just to set it off a little bit.

I think this turned out really well considering what I had to work with..LOL. Now be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you and as always, don’t forget to play along with us.

TMS #651

Well, if you have been over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, then you know this week’s new sketch is up!

I was playing around with some PinkFresh flower die cuts for my card!

The DP is just from my stash and the sentiment is a new one from my card class a couple of weeks ago! It’s also from PinkFresh and is from the Simplest Gestures stamp set. A little twine and some enamel dots from Your Next Stamp finish off this card!

The DT has some really great projects this week to highlight this sketch (don’t they always though!). I hope you will stop by and give them some love!

Use Your Stuff # 427- Summer Fun

Hey there! So it’s been a very long time since I’ve joined in on a challenge for Use Your Stuff but I hope to be doing more of them!

This week’s challenge is Summer fun….anything really to do with summer! I’m sure many of us are enjoying the sunny days right now.

I created a fun card for a summer birthday!

I got this fun new die from Crafty Addicts and I really wanted to use it! I cut it out just in black cardstock and then placed some of the squares back in. I then added some fun Doodlebug stickers. The plaid paper is my go to from Lawn Fawn! The sentiment is from one of my SCT stamp sets. I really like this die and I think I will be using it a lot.

Come on over to the UYS blog, see what the DT has created and please play along with us!

A new DT position

Hey Everyone! I’m really excited to be sharing my first project as part of the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team! Our challenges are always anything goes as long as you use a critter in your project and it has to be prominent! We want to see that little guy!

This month the DT are using digital images graciously supplied to us by Beccy’s Place!

I chose the image from the Odd Bods collection!

I decided to go with a lot of layers for this card. I used a couple of dies from my stash and the sentiment is from a stamp/die set that I received in a SCT sampler awhile back and I use it a lot!

I colored her with my copics and I added a little bit of Wink of Stella to her fur. I added some Nuevo dots as well. The paper is just some pieces from other projects and sitting in my stash box. I was lucky to have some nice big pieces still to use!

I hope you like it and will play along with us over on the blog. We can’t wait to see what you create and don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created for you!

Fun with Gina K

Today’s Crop & Create Cards started off with a really fun class with Gina K of Gina K Designs. We learned some really great layered stenciling, which is not something that I do very much of, but definitely want to in the future.

I also really like the HELLO die cut that we received with our kit as well. I think that Gina said that this stamp set will be released a bit later on, so be sure to watch for it in her store!

Entered into these challenges:

Challenge Up Your Life: Flowers

Try it On Tuesday: Flowers

My Time to Craft: Stencils

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: Layers

CCC- June

Hey everyone!  Time to head over to the Christmas Craft Creations  blog and play along with this month’s challenge of Christmas Trees!  

It’s our mid month reminder, so you still have some time left to play along.  You can find the challenge here!

Here’s mine for you!

I decided to do a die cut scene card.  I found these dies when I was cleaning and realized that I hadn’t even used them yet!  I have no idea who they are by or where they even came from!

The hills were done with some glitter cardstock and my trusty Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border dies and the sentiment stamp is from Lawn Fawn as well.  I like how it turned out actually 🙂

So pop out those Christmas supplies and play along with us. Head over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you!

–Happy Crafting!

TMS #556

Hi Everyone! I’m sorry it has been awhile since I’ve posted. I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s on the 13th of this month and there has just been a lot going on in terms of settling everything during this whole Covid thing. It’s making it a lot harder.

I think I have the jist of it under control so I am excited to get back to crafting again.

So our new sketch is up and running at Tuesday Morning Sketches…It’s a great one and the Design Team has really gone to bat to create some wonderful inspiration pieces for you.

Here’s this week’s sketch!

This is what I put together for you!

The DP is stampin up as is the sentiment I believe. I used my CC Designs die for the pink oval to back the flowers….I am not sure who the flowers are by. The twine is just from my stash.

I hope this inspires you and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog and link up your creation!

TMS #554

Hey there!  Still with me….  Does this quarantine feel like it’s going on forever??  I must say though, I’ve done more crafting during this quarantine than I probably have done all last year! Nuts!

OK….our Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge is up!  Here it is!

This is a nice one!  Lots to work with!  I went pretty simple for mine and just used some scraps I had in my box and a sentiment from my jar.  The flower is just from a pack of die cuts that I opened up last week and had sitting on my desk.  There is nothing fancy about this card but I love the simplicity of it and it’s a perfect sketch for feminine/masculine and any occasion.  Make it your own!  Remember a sketch is a recipe not a rule book….

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Remember to hop over to the blog to play along and also to see the other great projects from the Design Team to inspire you!