Sunday, August 5, 2018

Drone Birthday Card

Hello Crafters,

In this post I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my nephew who's into flying drones.   Whenever I can I try to personalize my cards by incorporating something that person is into or likes. 

Since I could find a drone image in the Silhouette Design Store or any other companies I purchase SVG files from or stamps from so I searched Google Images and found a couple that looked like they would be easy to trace using the tracing feature in the Silhouette Studio Design software.  After I got it traced and cropped to my satisfaction I printed it out on my printer using the registration marks and then cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo.  

Of course the drone had to look like it was flying to the air so I broke out my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to make the background night sky and of course my night sky need a city skyline so I turned to the Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamps that I recently bought.   I used black square pop dots from my stash stacked 3 high to make the drone pop off the card.  The sentiment is also pupped up with black square pop dots but I only used one.   

In person, the drone looks like it's flying towards you carrying the birthday sentiment from the city. 

Bonus was when I gave this card to my nephew he said that this was the first drone he ever purchased.  Totally amazing since I didn't know that and of all the drone images I searched through I happened to pick the one that was his very first drone.   

Card Recipe:
Thanks for stopping by.  
I hope my card inspired you to use multiple different craft elements into your projects.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bear Get Well Card with Circles

Hello Crafters,

Here a picture of some of the items I used to create my card.

And here is my final card.  
I have listed what was used to make this card below.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card
  • Circles cut using Jaded Blossom Stitched Circle Dies
    • Small circle with sentiment is popped up using Stampin' Up dimensionals
  • Color and pattern paper from The Stamps of Life
  • Ribbon is from The Stamps of Life received in one of my Card Kit Club boxes.  
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps (No longer in business)
  • Image from Treasure Box Designs - Stuffies Bear
    • I used the jpg to print and then cut him out using my printer and Silhouette Cameo
    • He's popped up using pop up squares from my stash.
  • White Gelly Roll pen to accent bear. 
Thanks for stopping by & Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thankful for Your Kindness Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's been several months since i've been able to spend time in my craft room and this weekend I finally had some free time.   Happy to say that I was able to create a bunch of cards from images I print and cut a long time ago and had sitting in a bin on my desk.       

I decided to use the 
to get my creative ideas flowing.  
Just love how this challenge jump started my creative void.

Here is my final card.   
Details on what I used to create this card is listed below the picture.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card
  • Red & White pattern paper is from the Stamps of Life "Always Collection" 6"x6" paper pad that I received in one of the Kit Club boxes I get on a monthly basis.   Sorry I don't remember which month I received it. 
  • Midnight blue paper and the flowers with gems are also from the Stamps of Life that I received in one of the Kit Club boxes.
  • Midnight blue paper embossed with Darice A2 Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder 
  • Yellow paper from my scrap stash. 
  • Sentiment is from the Stamps of Live October 2017 Kit Club box. 
  • Image is from KaDoodle Bug Designs - Cutie KaToodles Sunflower Peeker Bear ~~~ I used the png file to print and cut it out.
  • Behind the Cutie KaToodles Sunflower Peeker Bear I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Picot Edge Circles #S4.345
    • Cut the center out using Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small #S4-116 so the flowered patterned paper would show behind the bear. 
I think there's a little time to enter the Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge.   
Click HERE for the Link to this challenge on their blog.   

Thanks for Stopping By.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sweet 16 Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you a card I made for my goddaughter's 16th birthday.

I found the image online and had to use it because it looks just like her.   
I tried to find a link to the person who colored it and posted it but I couldn't so I apologize for that but wanted to thank them for sharing it online.  

I tied the ribbon to make it look as if the tire swing was attached to a tree. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • Flower Pattern Paper is from Prettygrafik Black Tie Papers
  • Circle Pattern Paper is from Digital Pink Ink that I purchased from the Silhouette Store - Design #30266
  • Heart Pattern Paper is from the Silhouette Store - Design #75040
  • Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam
  • Letters cut with Silhouette Cameo using the 'Middle Management' font
  • White accents made with white Gelly Roll pen
  • Blue dots were made from pony beads 
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Cookie Monster Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

On this post I'm sharing a couple of Cookie Monster birthday cards I made.

The sketch is from SVG Cutting Files and the Cookie Monster on the first card is from I file I got for free a long time ago from a SVG Cutting File blog hop.  

Of course I had to put the Cookie Monster head on an action wobble. 

This second card has all the same elements of the card above except for the Cookie Monster which is from PPBN and it is not on an action wobble.  

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card Base
  • Card Sketch is from SVG Cutting Files - Card Sketch 53
    • Used Cookies in place of the circles.

  • Digital pattern papers from Miss Kate Cuttables - Happy Birthday Collection
  • Cookie Monster Head is from a SVG Cutting Files blog hop that I got for free for hopping along.  It was an exclusive file for the hop so it is not available for sale on their website.
  • Action wobble
  • Full body Cookie Monster from PPBN.   They've changed their name and I don't know what it is.  
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Mom Stamps Monster Mania Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and hope I have given you some inspirational ideas.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sushi 21st Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for my sons friend who is like a daughter to me.   She loves sushi so I thought I would use the KaDoodle Bug Designs I Love Sushi & You're Soy Amazing files.  

Here is the finished card.

For the faces on the various sushi items I used faces from the Peachy Keen PK-1370 Kawaii Face Assortment.  

Here's a picture of one of the sushi items in my MISTI. 

Here are some close ups of all the sushi items.   I just love how the Peachy Keen faces make them extra cute. 

 Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you an amazing day.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Koalafied to Party Birthday Card

Hello Crafters,

Sharing a card I made using the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Koala bear, sentiment from Jaded Blossom and other items from my craft stash.

I alway felt that a koala's ears were a little bit bigger on it's head than other bears so I had to enlarge the ears on this Koala file a wee bit to make them fit with how I think a Koala's ears should be.     I also think that koala's need to be fuzzy so I decided to use gray and cream flocking powder on the pieces I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine.   

If you never used or heard of flocking powder before, the best way I can describe it is if you took felt and ground it up into a fine powder you would get something similar to flocking powder.   In order for the flocking powder to stick to my paper pieces I ran them through my Xyron to get adhesive on one side.   NOTE: be sure to turn your pieces upside down before running them through the Xyron because the side faced down is the side that gets the adhesive.   After I ran all the pieces through my Xyron 250 Sticker Maker I started to add the flocking powder.    Below are some pictures showing you the process I use when adding flocking powder to my paper pieces.

From top to bottom of this pic you can see my koala paper pieces on the Xyron strip after I put them through the 250 Sticker Machine.  Next you see the bottle of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder and then the flocking powder I poured onto a coffee filter and added one of my paper pieces to the pile of flocking powder. 

Here's an paper piece showing the adhesive from the Xyron before I added the flocking powder.  

Here it is slightly buried by the flocking powder.  

Here it is fully buried by the flocking powder.  

After I get it covered in flocking powder I rub it into the adhesive
and then tap it to get the loose flocking powder off the piece. 

Here it is after I have worked the flocking powder into the adhesive.

Here is a close up of my finished koala bear.  I just love him. 

And finally my finished card.   

took the branch he's holding and increased their size in my Silhouette Design Studio software to make them into trees.   I ran the branches/trunks through a woodgrain embossing folder after i inked it with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.   Used my eBrush and copic markers to add details to the leaves. 

Card Recipe:

  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Koala
    • I used a technique I learned from the Kit and Clowder's Coloring Eyes tutorial to accent the brown part of his eyes.  
      • Click here to go to Kit and Clowder.   If you sign up to take their tutorials I would greatly appreciate it if you would let them know you heard about them from me. 
    • Martha Stewart Gray flocking powder and cream flocking powder I bought in the dollar bin at Michael's years ago that I had in my craft stash.
    • Darice Woodgrain embossing folder
      • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
      • Copic Marker E79-Cashew to edge the sticks.
    • Copic Marker G09-Veronese to add lines to leaves.
    • Nuvo Crystal Drops ~ Ebony Black on his nose.
    • Eyelashes are fake eyelashes from the Dollar Tree that I cut in half and added to the back of his eyes. 
  • Background paper is from a 6"x6" paper pack I bought from Michael's called Tropical Life.   Thoughts the lines would make cool clouds or give it some dimension when I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to make it look like a dusk sky.  
  • The paper I used for my grass is from my stash and I used Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders to cut them out. 
  • Ribbon on the side is from a company that is no longer aground called 3 Girl Jams. This green was from their Spooky Bundle and they called it goblin green.  I love their ribbon so I bought a bunch when I found out they weren't going to be in business anymore.   
  • Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's G'Day Mate stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope I inspired you with some different medias to use in making your cards.

Happy Crafting!