Tuesday, February 20, 2024

To Love and Cherish

 Hello Everyone!  If you have been following our blog the last few weeks, you will see a theme - cards made with the Bridge card pattern!  They are so easy and clever and Creative Impressions has lots of perfect stamps for this technique!  Here is a wedding card I recently created:

Following the Bridge Card pattern, I cut two pieces of #80342 To Love and Cherish Ribbon Expressions and adhered them to two strips of scrap green cardstock.  Before adhering to the pattern paper on each side of the card, I adhered a Yellow Heart Brad #90394 to both strips, one at the bottom and one at the top.    Then the strips were adhered to the side pieces of the card.

I added a piece of the patterned paper to the back of the card and added the sentiment from the CI Stamp set, # YCC221 Wedding Carriage Silhouette stamped in Navy Blue, inked around the edges and adhered to a slight larger green mat before adhering to the card back.

Now I stamped the horse and carriage from the same stamp set onto a piece of scrap white cardstock.  I inked the carriage with Navy Blue and the horse with Brown ink and stamped.  The entire piece was cut out and adhered to the card front, to which was previously adhered a piece of patterned paper.

That's it!  I think this card is so cute!  It reminds me of my own wedding many years ago when my husband and I had a horse and carriage take  us to our reception!

Give this card technique a try!

I will be taking a week off from blogging, but I'll be back with some new and fun cards!



Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Candy Hearts and Flowers for you!

 Hello Everyone:

Happy almost Valentine's Day from Creative Impressions!  We have a darling card created by Chari Hogsett for you today!

I thought this card was so creative!  Chari began by adhering a slightly smaller black mat to a white card.  She then created two flowers by layering a large White Felt Blossom (Pastel 62201) with a Large White Sheer Blossom and holding the two blossoms together with a Metallic Red Country Heart (90331).  For the second flower, Chari did the same thing, except she substituted a  large sheer Magenta Sheer Blossom (60700).  These blossoms were then adhered to the right side of the black mat.

The "Love Candies" from Creative Impressions Stamp Set M124 Love Candies were stamped in red onto a pink design paper strip and the strip was then adhered to the left side of the black mat.  That's it!  Super easy and a darling card.

Thank you, Chari, for sharing your sweet card with us!



Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A Heart Pocket for you!

Hello Everyone!  I found this darling heart pocket pattern awhile ago and decided to pull it out and make this fun Valentine's Card for you!

The pattern is so easy.  It is basically four scallops together with two of them folded up to create the pocket. Once it was folded, I black embossed "Happy Valentine's Day #Y546 Be Mine Sentiments                    to the back of the heart.

To finish the pocket, I created a flower  using our Iridescent and Transparent Blossom in White #61201, Medium Felt Blossom in Black #62220 and Small Felt Blossom in White # 62001 Pastel,                                                                       adhering all together with a Medium Heart Brad # 90313.  I poked a hole in the center of the pocket and spread out the brad prongs in the back.

Next step was to create a tag to go in the pocket.  I cut a small tag and rounded the top to mimic the top of the heart.  I stamped the cupid from the same stamp set "Be Mine Sentiments"(such a versatile set) in black onto the tag and then stamped "Be Mine" from the same set.  I inked the tag edges with red ink all the way around and punched a hole in the top of the tag.  I used our 1/4" Single Stitch Ribbon in Pink with Red Stitching #70913 at the top of the tag and wrapped our Black Thin Twine #80605 around the ribbon, creating a bow at the same time.

Here again is the finished card once the tag is placed inside:

You still have time to create some Valentines with Creative Impressions stamps!




Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Hugs and Kisses

 Hello Everyone!  Today we are sending you "hugs and kisses" from Creative Impressions with this new Valentine card:

This wonderful stamp set is from CI #M163 Love Grows.  I began by Stamping the garden of hearts with dark green ink on a piece of cream cardstock.  I then colored the hearts with a dark pink marker and heat embossed them with a sparkly clear embossing powder that I added by using a two-way glue pen first.  I then stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" underneath the heart flowers.  

To ground the "heart" flowers, I used a piece of our Mini Rick Rack in Dark Green #70754, adhering the ends around the back of the piece.  I placed a piece of paper cut with an edge punch lower than the Valentine stamped piece and then placed a  piece of our Ribbon Expressions Hugs and Kisses #80359.  To finish I added a Black Mini Round #90102 on each end of the ribbon piece.  Here is a close up of the piece.

The entire cardstock piece was adhered to a piece of patterned paper previously adhered to a dark pink mat and finally to a cream card.

Hope you will try and make this card yourself.  It is so perfect for sending to just about anyone!



Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Over the Hill?

 Hello Everyone! We hope you have been having a good January.  My husband's birthday is today and so I have decided to share a fun card with you.  I'm sorry to say I don't know who created this card.  If it's you, please let me know!

Here is the card opened:

I think my hubby would get a kick out of this card!  The card was folded and set aside.  On a separate piece of white cardstock, the sentiment (#S113) was stamped in black with the card in a diamond orientation.   It was then adhered to a piece of patterned paper and then to the diamond folded part of the card,

The bottom of this particular card has another diamond oriented square.  Another piece of white cardstock scrap was cut to fit the top of the "diamond" and "Happy Birthday to You" from #M128 Birthday Circles.  This was matted to a slightly larger "triangle" and adhered to the diamond oriented square.  For the second half of the diamond, another piece of patterned paper was cut to fit and this piece was adhered to the bottom half.  To finish this part of the card, a piece of our Over The Hill Ribbon Expression #80365              ribbon was adhered to the center of the square  and knotted at each end slightly over the edges of the card.

Now there are 4 triangles in the center of the card.    Patterned paper was cut to fit each one and then birthday hats were stamped in each one.  The birthday hat is from the same Birthday Circles set.  

I'm sure I could find a similar pattern for this card on the internet.  However,  these sentiments and images would be darling on any card you make.  Give it a try!  Oh, and Happy Birthday to my hubby!


Susan               .  

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

A Masculine Birthday Card

 Hello Everyone!  I imagine you all are looking ahead to Valentine's Day and getting your cards made, however, there are lots of people also celebrating birthdays!  My hubby has one coming up in a week!  So...in honor of all those men having birthdays, I have created this card:


You may have noticed that this card is very similar to the 'O Christmas Tree Bridge card that I did for the Holidays.  Indeed it is!  I just loved the pattern and couldn't stop coming up with ideas!  I will have a few more to share with you as well at a later date.

I used white cardstock to create the base of the card.  Once the bridge card was folded according to the instructions, I cut striped paper to fit the sides and back and tan paper to fit the front.  Before adhering the striped paper for the sides of the card, I adhered a Black Antique round #Antique Rounds 84454 to the top of the each strip using a Copper Mini Round from #95557 Antique Assorted Mini Rounds.  I then added a length of 1/4" Single Stitch Grosgrain #70924 Black with Cream Stitching from the bottom of the card to the Antique Round.  I folded back the grosgrain and attached it to itself with another copper mini round.
Then I adhered the paper strips to the sides of the card.

To the bottom strip of the card I added a piece of our Twill Expressions ##80484 Tire Tracks.  I stamped the vintage car from Creative Impressions Stamp Set #YCC227 Classic Car Silhouette onto a piece of white cardstock, using a stamp positioner.  I inked up the stamp multiple times with black ink to get such a wonderful clear impression.  The car was cut out and adhered to the bottom of the card over the tire tracks.  Here is the set I used.

To finish the card, I stamped "You're not old, You're a Classic" from the same stamp set onto a piece of white scrap.  I cut a black mat slightly larger, adhered it to the sentiment piece and finished by adding a copper mini round to each of the four corners of the sentiment.  This piece was then adhered to the back of the card using foam tape.

This is a simple card to make, doesn't take much time and is looks impressive.  This stamp set is so versatile as it works for birthdays and Father's Day.  

Enjoy making your own!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Love Songs!

Happy New Year Everyone!  We hope you have had a lovely holiday and that you are ready now to get back into crafting!  Here is a card I featured 2 years ago that should get you going on Valentine cards:

I looked up different piano style cards on the internet and came up with this.  It really wasn't hard, just curving the top of the card and making "keys" that are curved at the ends.  To cover the raw edges, I used a piece of our Red 3/8th inch Velvet Shimmer Ribbon #70970 across the card.  I then adhered our Felt "Love" from our Hearts Collection #63130 above the keys and then a music note from our Shimmer Shapes Collection #63200 with a Red Medium heart brad # 90313 in the center,.

To finish the card, I used Creative Impressions Polymer stamp set #Y226 Love Cards Innies and Outies and stamped the lovely sentiment on the inside of the card:

I added one more music note from our Shimmer Shapes Music Notes Collection and the card was done.

I think this card would be great for a wedding card as well.  Don't you?

Hope you like this card and will make one yourselves!