Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Floral Easter Wishes

Hello Everyone!  Today I have another cute Easter card from Chari Hogsett to share with you!

 This card features Creative Impressions' darling Wood Mounted  Happy Easter Vase M423.  Chari stamped the vase on a piece of yellow cardstock with black ink.  She then mounted the piece to a black mat and added a medium size flower from Creative Impressions Bright Flower Bling 50530.  (This set features 48 floral pieces of bling in different sizes)  She then set this piece aside.

A darling piece of patterned paper was adhered to a black mat and then a white card.  Chari then used a piece of our White Jumbo Rick Rack 70850,  adhering it to the left side of the card.  Tip - Adhesives that dry clear are perfect for using on the edge of the Rick Rack so that it doesn't fray.  To finish, Chari added some small flowers from the Bright Flower Bling set in various colors to the Rick Rack.

All that was left to do was adhere the stamped vase piece to the front of the card.  Easy and cute!



Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Easter Wishes

Hello Everyone:  The next few weeks we will have the pleasure of sharing some Easter cards with all of you made by Chari Hogsett.  Here is the first!

Chari used stamps from Creative Impressions set number Y562.  She first stamped the cross on a scrap of lavender cardstock and cut it out, then adhering it to a piece of black cardstock, cutting it into a slightly larger mat.  A piece of Lavender 1/4" Glimmer Ribbon 70256 was draped over the cross and the piece was set aside.

"Easter Wishes" was also stamped on a scrap  piece of lavender and matted with a slightly larger piece of black.  A small Lavender Felt Flower from Small Felt Blossoms and Leaves Pastel (62001) was created with a White Mini Round (90111) and adhered to the lower left side of the sentiment.  A small White Paper Fastener from our Pastel set (90667) was then adhered to the top right side of the sentiment.  Using small wire cutters, the prongs were cut off of a purple Mini Round (90192) and it was adhered to the center of the metal flower brad.  This piece was then adhered towards the bottom of the cross.

Chari used a darling heavy weight patterned paper for the card and then adhered a piece of metallic mesh from her stash over the top.  The cross was then adhered over the top of the mesh.

Beautiful card!  Thanks for sharing, Chari!



Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Green Beer Time!

 Hello Everyone:  St. Patrick's Day is almost here.  I have created a "Green Beer" card in honor of the day!

My son's birthday is also on St. Patrick's Day.  I tried to hold off as I was terrified of him drinking green beer on St. Patrick's Day, especially since his dad and family are from Chicago where they dye the river green.  Well, he has turned out to be a wonderful young man, so I didn't have to worry....much!

I began by stamping the beer glass from Creative Impressions set  YCC235 Delightful Drinks - Beer onto a piece of scrap white cardstock..  Then I chose a greeting from the set to stamp inside the glass.  There are lots to choose from!  I then colored the "beer" green and put Glossy Accents over the top so that it would look more like a glass.  Once dry the beer glass was cut out and affixed to a piece of white cardstock matted with a piece of green cardstock.  This was then set aside.

I created my own background by stamping one of the shamrocks from Creative Impression's set M125 St. Patty's Day.   I stamped it randomly on a piece of white cardstock and colored in the shamrocks with a green marker.  This piece was adhered to a green mat.  I wrapped some green with white dot Organdy Ribbon (70368) on the left side of the mat before adhering the entire piece to a white card.

To finish, I stamped the St. Patrick's Day sentiment on a piece of white scrap, layered it with a green mat and adhered it over the ribbon.  The beer image previously adhered to the small white and green panel was also adhered over the background panel.  Done!

Hope you have a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day.  Don't drink too much green beer!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Top o' the Mornin' to you!

 Hello Everyone:  Today I would like to share with you a little different kid of St. Patty's Day card:

This is my take on a leprechaun card.  What do you think?  I created a "belt" and "buckle" with the "Happy St. Patrick's Day" sentiment in the middle and our Shamrock Ribbon behind it.  Every leprechaun needs a Bowler Hat with a shamrock on it, so I went to our "For Him" Stamp set (Y404) and stamped the hat from the set onto a piece of scrap white cardstock and cut it out.  I then adhered the hat to the corner of the buckle.

To finish the card, I stamped the "May your blessings..." sentiment from our set M125 St. Patty's Day                           on a piece of scrap cardstock and matted it with a black mat and then a gold metallic mat that matches the belt buckle.  This entire panel was adhered to a black mat and finally a white card.

Sure was easy, wasn't it?  Now it's your turn!



Tuesday, February 28, 2023

 Hello Everyone:  Here's a simple and lovely St. Patty's Day card created by Chari Hogsett!

Chari used our Shamrock stamp and stamped it in green on a scrap piece of white cardstock.  Cut out and set aside.  She then die cut a large label from white cardstock and edged it with green ink.  This too was set aside.

A piece of patterned paper was adhered to a dark green mat. A length of our Moss Green Web Ribbon (70198) was adhered to the piece down the front.  This piece was then adhered to a lime green card.

Finally the previously die cut label was adhered to the center of the card along with the shamrock image. three light green bits of Bling from our Pastel Circle Bling (50501) and a lime green Blank Grosgrain Ribbon (70538 tied in a knot)

That's it!  Very fun and easy card to make!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Happy 8th Birthday!

Hello Everyone:  We have been featuring quite a few holiday cards lately, but we certainly don't want to forget all those who celebrate birthdays during this time!  Here is a card made for an 8-year old:

This sweet card was created using Creative Impressions stamp set  TT238 .  This wonderful set features all of the numbers 0 through 9 so that you can create any age number you like for a card, including 100!

I began by stamping the number 8 with green green onto a white cardstock scrap.  You will notice that the stamp has some fun studs on it.  I used our Primary (90190) and Pastel (90192) Mini Round  Brads in                        different colors to decorate the number 8.  Set aside.

I wanted to add a name on the front of the card along with the words "Look Who's", so I used our alphabet set  Multi Retro.  I created some pennants is different colors of scrap cardstock and stamped a letter on each one to spell the name "Sarah".  I then added them to the spaces between our Yellow Pom Pom Cord (70232) and adhered them to the top of the card.  Then I stamped out "Look Who's" with black ink directly onto a patterned paper panel.

The patterned paper panel was adhered to a green cardstock mat and then to a white card.  The previously stamped number 8 was cut out and  adhered to t he card using foam tape.

That's it!  Super easy birthday card!  Now it's your turn!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

More Wedding Cards

Hello Everyone:  It's time for me to share a few new Wedding Card samples I created:  You may know someone having a Valentine's Day wedding or need a card for later on.  These were so easy and fun!

 As you can see, both cards use the same pattern, however, there are slight differences.  Here is the first card:

Those for you who know me know that my absolute favorite color is purple.  I saw this paper and just knew I had to make something with it!  I started by cutting a coordinating square of paper, adhering it to a slightly larger piece of purple cardstock.  Then I die cut a heart from the same paper.  I used the beautiful "Love is like a Butterfly" sentiment (H183), stamping it in purple ink directly onto the heart.  I also stamped the larger butterfly from set Y575 True Friends on a scrap of white cardstock with the same purple ink and cut it out.  I used one of our Gold Curved Heart Brads 91004 for the center of the butterfly and adhered it to the base of the heart using foam squares on the bottom portion of the butterfly.  Set this piece aside.

To finish the card, I adhered the larger piece of patterned paper to a purple mat.  Before adhering to my card I wrapped a piece of our 3/4" White Crepe Ribbon 70132 around the center of the piece, adhering the ends at the back.  I then slipped another piece of the white Crepe Ribbon underneath the previously adhered ribbon and created a pretty bow.  I adhered the heart and butterfly piece to the upper center portion of the card and slid the bow up to the base of this piece.  The whole thing was adhered to a white card and it was done.

I also created an almost identical card using a few different stamps.

I stamped the small Eiffel Tower from Y548 Amour and cut it out, adhering it to the center of the previously die cut heart.  I also stamped Je T'aime from the same set twice on either side of the Eiffel Tower.  This time I stamped the smaller of the two butterflies from Y575 on another scrap, cut it out as before, attaching the Curved Heart Brad and adhered it to the base of die cut heart.  Now we have a slightly different card!  

Just think of the possibilities with this card pattern.  Hope you like them!