Having a blast with the July kit!!!
Hey there blog land friends!! I’ve been having so much fun with the July Basic Grey kit with the Plumeria line from Scrapn’ With Flair on-line store. LOVE the colors!! I’ve been playing and made a few cards I want to show you.
So, one thing you should know about me…..I have a really hard time with Clean & Simple cards. I like the simplicity of this card…..and each time I look at it I want to just grab it and start adding stuff!! I’m really loving the lace in this kit……but then again, I am a bit of a lace junkie. That butterfly is so stinkin’ cute and is one of the stickers in the kit. I stuck it down onto a piece of cardstock so I could pop dot it up and bend the wings up a little to give it some dimension. I soooo want to run some Distress Ink over the edges of this card!!! Hmmmmm…..
This card was made using some scraps of the paper I used for my altered box from the same July kit. I added a half a doily from my stash to the one edge and inked it in the Bundled Sage and Milled Lavendar Distress inks. And take a look-see at that flower spray!! Leanne has an amazing assortment of I Am Roses roses in the store and these things are my new favorite embellishment to use! The scallopped frame and pearls were also from my own stash. I love that little sentiment stamp I picked up in the $1.00 bin at Michaels some time ago…..I use that one quite a bit. I think my flower spray needs a nice seam binding double bow tied onto it with perhaps a button…….lol. You know ladies, am I the only one that looks at her creations after we’re done them, upload them on our computers and want to add or fix things??? lol. I drive myself nuts doing that all the time…..geesh!!!
This is my favorite card so far. I inked the front of the card with some Vintage Photo and Broken China Distress Ink and then stamped my new background stamp onto the front of it. I love anything with birds and this stamp was on sale at Michael’s and is by Hero Arts – Musical Collage. I stamped it out a second time and cut the bird out, inked it and pop-dotted it up off the page. The teal and brown border is a strip of paper from the kit’s scraps that had, what looked like a real cool border, on it. I attached a narrow piece of lace from my stash under it and really like the look. I took my distressing tool to the edge of the border scrap and then inked the edges in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. And there are more of those awesome little I Am Roses roses I had in my stash that I had to use. The brighter orange one came that color and the other two I spritzed with some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays to get a slightly different color than what they were. Have I told you just how much I love my Lindy’s products?? lol. I used Bluebeard Blue Violet Moon Shadow Mist on the bigger one ( it was a sort of Taupe brown color before I spritzed it and the other smaller orange one was also orange…..until it met up with the same mister. The sentiment is stamped on a die cut from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags set and inked with some Vintage Photo and pop-dotted on. The chocolate brown half back pearls were also from my stash.
So, there you have my cards I put together. I hope they give you some inspiration to grab some paper and get to creating something yourself!! I’d love to see what you all make with the kit……we learn soooo much from each other when we share what we create. If you haven’t purchased the July kit yet, there are still a few left so get on over to the store and buy it…..you truly won’t be dissappointed once you get your hands on it and can touch all the goodies and start playing!!!
Chao till next time!! I have a couple of other projects in my head I want to work on next week……this weekend is to the lake to relax at the cabin!!
Well, it’s technically the next day now, so why not just finish and then I can concentrate my day tomorrow on just doing cards, or working on my next smash book….yup, sounds like a plan. Okay, so two more posts to go…..sorry for those that have followed me with their email….ooppsss.
I’ve had this long string of tiny little Christmas lights hanging on a wire rack in my craft space for some time now. I kept thinking there must be someway to incorporate them into a card…..then I was looking through one of my crafting magazines last weekend and….there it was….a card using little mini Christmas lights!!! So a Christmas card in March it was! My friend Lauren over at Laurenscraft has been cranking out Christmas cards like crazy all year. She’s determined to have all her Christmas cards done by the time she needs to send them out this year so she’s not scrambling to get them all done at the last-minute. Great idea I think!!
A nice CAS card…..some shimmering white cardstock pop-dotted onto a white card base, with a white doily attached. A circle cut from the same shimmering paper has been stamped and embossed in silver with the word JOY. (I had tried to stamp and emboss on the doily….ya, big mistake. Did you know these doilies have about a thousand little tiny indentations on them that just like to grab hold of the silver embossing powder.) So, like I tell my friends when we get together to get inky, it’s never a mistake….it’s an opportunity…..sooo, out with another piece of white shimmery cardstock to cover up the silver embossing mess!! Attach the tiny Christmas lights and you have a Christmas card done up in no time at all….I wonder if the rest of my Christmas cards will go together this easy?? lol
Well, one more post and then I’m done. Aren’t you all glad I don’t get this far behind all the time??!! Thanks for checking my little piece of the web out……till next time!
Hello to my blog friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I didn’t get as much time in as I thought to play in my therapy room, but that is okay. I was able to make a card to play along in the Mix It Up! challenge thread. Ashdale (a.k.a. Lisa) started the thread where we have a different host each week and there are pretty much no rules……kinda. 😉 You really should pop on over…..we have allot of fun there. So, this week we have the wonderful Muscrat (a.k.a. Kathy) hosting and she brought us a doozy! Our challenge was to create a monochromatic card, right down to any and all embellishments used, ink, paper, etc. I love the look of the monochromatic cards and I really thought this one was going to be easy…..pfft…..ya right!! Me and my bright ideas decided I’d do a white card….pretty simple…..I have lots of white paper, white ribbon, white pearls…….but white ink for a sentiment on white paper…..ya, never thought that one out so well….lol.
I made a 5×5 card and used paper from my Recollections cardstock paper and the Precious Metals pack. I love the shimmer of this paper and thought it would work great for a monochromatic card. I ran a stip of it through my Cuttlebug and used my Swiss Dots folder. I also cut out a doily using my Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge…….have I told you how much I LOVE this cartridge?? 😉 Okay, maybe a few times. That beautiful lace flower is from a strip of lace my mom and I purchased when I got married 32 years ago. Neither one of us can remember why we bought it anymore, we never used it, and I’m sure glad now we didn’t and that mom found it and cut some for me to use too!! The front of the flower where you see the pearl drop is actually open and filled with a little bit of cotton. That’s how we bought it…..it’s just beautiful in real life.
I did actually figure out what to do for my sentiment, I used the white embossing powder, from Stampin’ Up!, that our hostess with the mostest gave me in my Phyced Valentine package over in the Secret Valentine thread. I was very lucky to have her as my Secret Valentine and she sent me the most beautiful package…..I think I drooled all over it for a day before I dared to take anything out of it to use. So ya, there is my sentiment. It actually shows up pretty good in real life and says “Love is spoken here.” The sentiment is from my Close To My Heart Treasure Life stamp set. I use that set allot as it has some very nice sentiments and flowers in it. The ribbon is from our local Dollar Store again. I’m very lucky they have a half decent scrapbooking section here or I’d be hooped for any supplies at all!!
Here’s a closer look at that awesome doily die cut from my CTMH Art Philosophy cartidge. I cut it out at 3.5″ and added some little butterflies I punched out using my Creative Memories butterfly punch. I added some pearl drops to the body of the butterflies.
So, here’s a view of the whole card. I added a grouping of pearls on the corners of the cardstock that was embossed with the swiss dots. These pearls are from Close To My Heart and come in a package of 36 in four sizes. I really like them. I also used a pearl swirl in behind the lace flower and I’m not sure where that was from as I’d thrown the packaging out…..ooppsss!! There you have it…..my version of the monochromatic card! I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by!