Saturday, June 30, 2012

Challenge card with Embossing.

I love the look of Embossing but it is really hard to keep it
clean especially when you do it on Black. I love the look
of this card. I think it is my favorite of all.
I think Black and White are just the most elegant two 
colors when put together. 
I used a simple flower pattern and embossed it with white.. I then cut it 
out using my Sizzix Scalloped cutter and backed it with my Sizzix
Scalloped cutter with cut outs. The look is so pretty.
I tried 3 different times to get a clean, stamped sentiment and just
could never get it. So, this looks like I splattered it with paint. It was 
also cut out with the same Sizzix cutters, only in smaller sizes.
To finish it off I ran a black and white scalloped edge 
strip down the side and used some silk flowers with
pearl sprays to make it pop.
One last look at my finished card.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Made Especially For You challenge: Create a card using three eylets

Your challenge this week is to create a card using
3 eyelets. Easy right. Well, I didn't have eyelets so
I used the next best thing, Brads. Tell me what you
think of my card.
I believe this digi is from Bugaboo. I just love her but I don't
remember her name. I'm going to have to start righting their names
down beside them when I down load them. Anyway, she is so 
cute. Since it is Spring and the apple blossoms are out I made her sittiing 
on an apple branch.
I am very happy with my coloring. I am new to using Copics  but just
keep working with them and I learn alittle more each time.
I had these apple blossom stems and little flowers left over
from another project. I really liked them with this card.
Like I said before I used brads instead of eyelets since I didn't have any
but I still like them with this card. And here is one last look at my card for this week.

Don't forget to join us at Made Especially For You with your creative use of 3 eyelets. 

PTT#73-Color/Picture Inspriation

This week at Party Time Tuesday there challenge is
either a color or picture challenge. You could choose to either make
a card with the 3 color choices or make a picture. I chose to do the
3 color theme. I'll show you my card first them the challenge
I found this DIGI on a free internet site. I just loved this
cute little sleeping mouse hanging from a branch of flowers.
So now here is the sketch we had to choose from.
Beautiful colors, don't you think.
Here's a closer look at the little mouse. I just think this is so sweet.
I used a strip of grogain ribbon across the top to
sit the sentiment on.
And I think the sentiment says it all. I hope you'll stop in again
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Card Crafters Circle Challenge - SENTIMENT

It's Tuesday and it hasn't been a very good day for me so I retreated to
 my quiet and creative space. My scrappin room. Card Crafter's Circles 
challenge was to make a card with  a sentiment, so I made this card that 
really made me smile.
I found this stamp today at Crafters Warehouse and just had to have it along with the saying.
The stamp it by Impressions and the papers I just had in my scrappin box. The scallop along the 
bottom is from one of Fiskars punches.
Aren't they just the cutest. The ball, sun and bag are all
stickers by Joleen's Boutique that were also in my
stash of supplies.
The sentiment was also bought at Crafter Warehouse all on
sale. Don't ya just love when you don't even have to pay 
full price for things. I sure do. Anyway,  one last look at my
I hope you enjoyed my card and will drop by again. Become a follower
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sketch Challenge

It's time for another Sketch challenge
here at Made Especially For You. I'll show you
the sketch in a few but first my card.
For this challenge once again Bugaboo donated our Digi
images. They are so awesome that way. So I picked this
little gal carrying a pot of flowers.It just went 
with the sentiment. I am so addicted to Digi's
Here is the sketch that we used.
I used my Martha Strewart lace punch to make the top of my card.
then to make it look like two separate strips I place this ribbon down
the center.
I love this sentiment.
Here's a closer look at my little gal. Just love her.
And finally one last peek at my card.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

CFC57: Create a Clean And Simple project using acetate or vellum

CAS-ual Friday challenge this week is to make a card
using Vellum or Acetate. I have never done a card
like this and it was really fun. Here is what I did for this
What I did was first used my embosser  with one of
my floral embosser. It leaves such great details on your
card. I took my vellum and Martha Stewarts butterfly  border punch
and single butterfly and punched out my design. I used Tim Holtz's
distressed ink and colored the Vellum. Something else I've never done before.
For the sentiment, I used my Cheer Up stamp right on the Vellum.
I think it really turned out great. Hope you'll come back for another
challenge next time.

PSC36: Father's Day Color Story

This weeks challenge  at Perfect Sentiments was to make a fathers day card using 3
colors from the scene below. So this is my challenge card.

I had this great guy package of pre-made manly  things
so I decided to use my Fishing Digi that I got from Bugaboo. The worm is 
a stamp that I picked for a buck, not knowing really what I was going to do
with it but I really liked it and thought it was the cutest thing. Well, now we all
know what I did with it.  I
Isn't he just the cutest?
Here's a closer look at my Digi with the HUGE
fish that he caught.

The saying I made myself and then cut it out with my Sizzix
die cutter.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The project I am sharing today for the Made Especially For You Thursday Craft 'n Chat is tags
 Not just any tags, but tags using an interesting little embellishment 
I was first introduced to this little embellishment by a fellow DT member at Colorful Creations
The first time I used this little embellishment was for a up-cycle project I made for a Blog Hop

It's the little pop top tab on a can of soup, vegetables or pop can
I had so much fun making a tag for the FCCB - "Save the Earth" Cricut Crawl in April
I received many positive reactions to my tag and clever use of the pop top tab
I hope you will be inspired to save those tabs and create a project of your own

A list of supplies needed to create my tag sample:

I used recycled cardboard for the base of my tag

I used a recycled checked shopping bag for my background paper
You can also use wrapping paper, bags, junk mail or other paper you have on hand

You will also need:  

Scissors, paper trimmer, 1-3/4" circle punch, small 1/2" circle punch and a tiny hole punch
Adhesive, medium glue dots, sponge dauber, distress ink, sentiment stamp
a die cut image and background for underneath ( mine is from Elegant Edges/Cricut cartridge)


Jute, pop top tab, 3 flowers, large brad, 3 tiny buttons, chipboard butterfly

Trim your cardboard base to 3-1/2" x 6-1/2", as well as the background paper
Punch out a coordinating piece of cardstock using the 1-3/4" circle punch - cut in half
Cut a small 1/2" circle out of coordinating cardstock, to cover the lower part of the tab

Adhere the background paper to the cardboard
Adhere the large half circle to the top center of the tag
Using a glue dot, adhere the 1/2" circle into the lower part of the tab
This step is to cover the ragged edges of the tab
Using the tiny hole punch, punch through the layers on the tab and cardboard
Attach a large brad to the center of the tab

Using the sponge dauber and distress ink, sponge around the edges, stamp the sentiment
I also used the edge of the ink pad and lightly pressed onto the oval for some distress lines
Adhere the front and back of the die cut together

Adhere the die cut onto the tag and add the embellishments as shown in the photo

I hope you enjoyed today's project 
have been inspired to use this unique embellishment on your next project

Scroll down for a few more samples

Thanks for reading my tutorial

Catch the Frenzy! - Karen

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dynamic Duos #5 - Bold and Sassy Colors

This weeks challenge is called Bold and Sassy colour choice! Only the two colours, otherwise known as "The Dynamic Duo", may be used for your project. Neutrals such as black, white, vanilla, skin colours and kraft are also welcome. I love working with this type of cards. So I am hoping that my
card will qulify.
I loved making this card. It is one of my new free Digi's that I got off line. She is so prescious
don't you think. All my papers are from my scrap box that sits right beside me. I used every
little scrap of paper that I can.
This little gal is so interested in the lady bug that has landed on her toes just
makes her so adorable. I cut her out with my Sizzix scalloped cutter which really
sets her off.
In each corner I cut a Sizzix corner decor to add more texture to her.
To finish her off I chose this Dream sentiment which I feel says 
everything about this card.

The dream stamp was embossed with white embossing power.
It's the perfect sentiment. I hope you enjoyed my card. Please drop by again
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