Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Card - One layer Made in Under 5 Minutes

Hi Dreamers!
Back today with a Christmas card that is super easy.  I was blogging around and saw a challenge to make a One Layer card in under 5 minutes (Mod Squad Challenge).  I thought I was up to that challenge!!  And, it sounded fun.....  So, I grabbed a few stamps and a piece of white card stock---



***** Christmas Sleigh One Layer Card- Total time to make - 4 minutes
Within the 4 minutes, I even had time to decorate the envelope.



Materials List:
Stamps: Work of Art and Open Sleigh from Stampin' Up; sentiment on inside from The Artful Stamper
CS:white
Ink: Real Red - Stampin' Up; Rich Cocoa - Memento
Ribbons



Instructions:

  • Make card from White CS
  • Ink the brush stroke stamp with Real Red ink and stamp 3 times without reinking
  • Stamp the sleigh and Merry Christmas with Rich Cocoa
  • Tie the ribbons in bow around card




  • Stamp sentiment on inside
  • Ink Sleigh stamp and stamp off once and then stamp on inside
  • Stamp one brush stroke and sleigh on the envelope
DONE!!!  In 4 Minutes.   
I liked it well enough that I made 3 more!!  LOL  Here are the other three using a green ink (Old Olive Stampin' Up).  I gave one a red card base (because I stamped the sentiment on the inside upside down!!  LOL). It's all good!





 *******Challenges for my One Layer Christmas Card:
Mod Squad: one layer Christmas card in under 5 minutes
Winter Wonderland: Christmas only--sentiment on front of card
Red Rubber Inspiration: repeat yourself
Christmas Cards all year Round: Christmas only- no DP
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Extra: anything Christmas goes

I think I am done with my Christmas cards now.  I have 55 cards and I think that will be enough.  I will continue to share the cards up until Christmas day.  I also have a pretty vintage Birthday card made with Flonzcraft stamps for the next post.  So, see you then.  Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.
Karen

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Turkey in Pot Thanksgiving Card

Hello Everyone,
Getting closer to Thanksgiving here in the USA--next week.  Thought I better get this Thanksgiving Card posted. To get you in the mood to make a few Thanksgiving cards.  LOL    I used a fun digi set from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet --the set includes the sentiment.



Materials List:
Stamps: Turkey Talk digi set from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
CS: Solar white Neenah; Really Rust and Ruby Red from Stampin' Up
DP: Orange - Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
Oval die cut - Sizzix
3/8" Circle Punch
Orange Ribbons
Washi Tape - Stampin' Up



Instructions:

  • Make a card from Really Rust CS
  • Layer with DP
  • Add two strips of Washi Tape
  • Print the digi turkey and sentiment
  • Color with Copic Markers
  • Fussy cut both




  • Die cut an oval from Ruby Red CS and add to card
  • Add the images with dimensional adhesive


This card went out in the mail to a family member.  I think they will get a chuckle out of it.  

Challenges for my Turkey in Pot
Crafting with Dragonflies: anything goes with optional twist-goodbye
Penny's: anything goes
Simon's Wednesday: thanks/Thanksgiving
PDE Linky Party: turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, scarecrows

Well, I guess I should get busy with some other things.... I will have some more vintage cards for you coming up in the next posts.  I am almost done with my Christmas cards and will start sharing those too.  I hope you are having a great day!!  Love ya.
Karen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Vintage Medallions

Hi Dreamers!
We have snow already!  Well, I am not ready for snow!  And, we are supposed to get a bit more tonight.  I will just have to stay cozy and warm making a few cards.  I made this card using a Stampin' Up set and set it on  a handmade background.

NOTE:  I was going through my ink pads recently and found that I had several of the small pads I had not used very much.  They had pigment inks on them and had gotten pretty dry---no reinkers unfortunately.  I thought I needed to use them anyways.  I stamped with them and just hit them with the heat gun.  Because they were kind of dried out, the ink dried quickly.  And, I liked the soft effect.  Then I use the pad to distress the edges too.




Materials List:
Stamps: Daydream Medallions - Stampin' Up
Ink: plum pigment (see note above)
CS: white, plum, metallic bronze
Spray inks
stencil - Crafters Workshop
Sheer plum ribbon


 Instructions:

  • Make a card from plum CS
  • Add a background piece made with a stencil and spray inks
  • Stamp the medallions of white CS with the plum pigment ink
  • Distress the edges with the same ink
  • Heat set the ink
  • Layer onto a piece of bronze metallic CS



  • Wrap ribbon around stamped piece and tie in bow
  • Add to the card
  • Decorate the inside

Inside of the card:


Challenges for my Vintage Medallions:
Pile it on: vintage
Craft-Dee Bow: anything goes + a bow
Dream Valley: anything goes
My Craft Creations: anything goes


I have another Turkey card to share, and that is coming up later in the week.  I have been working on Christmas cards and crocheting scarves....so keeping busy.  See you soon.  Love ya
Karen

Monday, November 17, 2014

Love To Scrap Challenge #42- Say it in Color

Hello Everyone!
Time for  new challenge on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!!  We have a fun new theme for the next two weeks:

Say It In Color

Stamp, Print, or die cut a sentiment in any other color except black or white.
Make any project with some stamping on it and link up on the challenge blog.

There are two fabulous sponsors for the challenge:



Prize: $10 gift certificate

Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet



Prize: $10 gift certificate
SweetStamps.com

For my design team project, I used a fun digi set from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and made Thanksgiving cards to send to my family.  I made two versions using the same image. And to  "Say It In Color", I stamped my sentiment in different colors of ink.

CARD #1

Materials List:
Stamps: Turkey Talk digi set from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet; Alpha Dots from My Sentiments Exactly!
CS: Solar white Neenah; Orange, Ruby Red, and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up
DP: Orange - Stampin' Up; Plaid - K & Company
Copic Markers
Dye Ink: orange and brown
Spellbinders dies- Circles and Rectangles
3/8" Circle Punch
Orange Ribbons
Liquid Pearls-white


 Instructions:

  • Make cards from orange and Ruby Red card stock 
  • Layer with DP's
  • Print out the turkeys on Solar White CS--Let the ink dry
  • Color images with Copic Markers
  • Die cut images with Spellbinders and add a layer beneath
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive





  • Stamp the Alpha Dots to spell out the words "Turkey Time" 
  • Punch out each letter with the 3/8" circle punch--or cut by hand
  • Add to the card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add ribbon bows


CARD #2


  • Card #2 is made the same way
  • Add Liquid Pearls to the background paper






Really fun image!!  I stamped Happy Thanksgiving on the inside.  The cards will be sent out to my family.


Challenges for my Turkey Talk Holiday cards
Crafts 4 Eternity: bright colors
Cut it Up: turkey talk
Simply Create Too: thanksgiving/thank you
Come and Get It: Thanksgiving traditions
Craft Your Passion: turkeys or pumpkins
PDE Linky Party: turkeys, pilgrims, Indians, scarecrows

I made another card with this same set, but different image and sentiment.  I will share that with you later in the week!!  See you then.  Love ya.
Karen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sympathy Cards

Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to pop in and say hello and post  a few ideas for sympathy cards.  I know that sometimes they can be hard to make.  I like to use soft colors and natural elements...like flowers or butterflies.  I made these for a card order.

Card #1

Two embossing folders were used for this card.  I applied Distress ink to the bird and then layered.


Card #2


The background is a DP from K & Company; the stamp is from Hero Arts.



Challenges for my Sympathy cards:
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: anything goes
Just add Ink: just add texture
Sister Act: anything goes


I hope that gives you a few ideas for making sympathy cards.  I will be back on Monday with a new challenge with Love to Scrap with a Thanksgiving card.  See you then and have  great weekend.  Love ya
Karen

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vintage Stamping Challenge- Anything but a card!

Well Hello!
Happy Monday....  I have an announcement today!
I have joined up with the ladies on the Vintage Stamping Challenge!!  You know how I love vintage!!  The team works with stamps by the Flonz Craft!  Flonz has a fantastic assortment of vintage themed clear stamps!! ---Fashion, Gibson Girls, cars, children, etc....

 Each monthly challenge is sponsored by Flonz Craft with a $20 gift certificate.

The current Vintage Stamping Challenge #26 theme is:

Anything but a Card

Make any project -except a card-- using stamping (does not have to be vintage)

For my first Design Team project, I used one on the Gibson Girl images (love them!!)


Materials List:
CS: white
Ink: Gray Flannel Memento; Mulled Lavender Distress ink
Copic Markers
Dot Stencil- Stampin' Up
Ribbon
Lace
Small Pearls
Sponge
Hole punch



Instructions:

  • Cut a tag from White CS
  • Stamp Gibson Girl with Gray Flannel ink
  • Color the image with Copic Markers
  • Place the stencil over the tag; using a sponge apply Milled Lavender ink to the tag
  • Remove stencil
  • Stamp the Sentiment
  • Distress the edges of the tag with Milled Lavender



  • Punch hole in side of tag 
  • Push ribbon through hole and tie in a big bow
  • Add a piece of white lace to the left side of the tag
  • Add pearls to the background

This will be great on a gift bag.  And, with a matching card, so nice for a special someone!!  (I did make a matching card, by the way...Are you surprised??!!  I will save that for another post)  
Click over to the Vintage Stamping Challenge and link up your own anything but a card project!!  And, check out the other fab DT projects!!


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Entering A few fun Challenges with my Gibson Girl Tag:
Pile it On: special occasion
Anything but a Card: anything goes
Come and Get it: ribbons and Lace
Eclectic Ellapu: fav color combo---lavender and pink
Vandicrafts: anything goes
Stamp and Create: ribbon/bows
Craft My Life: anything but cards


Hope you are having a great Monday.  I worked on some Thanksgiving cards.  I made some at a stamp camp and I cased some form the Stampin' Up catalog.  I also made some funny turkey cards and will post the turkey cards later in the month.  So, lots of fun stuff for the month.  See soon.  Love ya.
Karen

Friday, November 7, 2014

Alice the Queen--In Wonderland

Hello Dreamers!
I have two fun cards to share today.  I made one for a friend and one to put in my to send box (it will go to a special someone later).  I used a stamp of Alice in Wonderland from Stampendous and a fun sentiment from Technique Junkies/Stamp Camp stamps. The color scheme is a soft neutral pallet of creams and taupe.  Lots of pics......
Here is the first card:


Materials List:
Stamps: Wonderland from Stampendous; Sentiment from Technique Junkies; Small leaf and flower- Branching Out set from Gina K Designs
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento; Tattered Rose Distress 
CS: Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up; taupe from Bazzill
Markers: Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose Distress markers
Paper Doily
Pearl Bead Trim
Buttons
Ribbons



Instructions:

  • Make a card from the taupe CS
  • Add  a doily to the right side of the card
  • Stamp Alice and leaf with Rich Cocoa, and flowers with Tattered Rose on Very Vanilla CS
  • Color parts of the dress with markers
  • Add to the card




  • Stamp the sentiment 
  • Tie ribbon around card
  • Add the sentiment and the pearls
  • Glue buttons to doily



  •  Stamp the leaf and flower on the inside



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The second version of the card is just slightly different.  I used a larger piece of Very Vanilla CS and had room to stamp the sentiment.






Don't you just love that sentiment??!!  I think it is so cute!!  

Challenges for my Alice the Queen cards:
Mod Squad: Grandma's Attic---add a doily
Crafts 4 Eternity: ribbon and/or lace
Crafty Catz: ribbon and/or lace
Aud Sentiments: put sentiment on a tag
Creative Knockouts: button
The Shabby Tea Room: neutral colors and photo



See you soon with an announcement!  And a vintage project!  Hope you have a great weekend!  Love ya.
Karen