Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Birthday Number 26

The current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is 'Count Me In', to use numbers in your project.  This fit in perfectly for my youngest son's birthday this week when I found a sheet from an old 6 x 6 paper pack by Cosmo Cricket, especially since he just turned 26!  The Jack Russell Terrier image is an old one I found through Stampers Best back in the days of Operation Write Home because we had the cutest little Jack Russell named Jesse. I thought the birthday cupcake image from Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints would tie in the birthday theme well.

In keeping with my recent trend, I turned it into an easel card.

  The current theme is Happy Birthday at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge .

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kiss Me! I'm Irish

This card is for my grandson who just turned 4. Several years ago I picked up some St. Patrick's Day pins  and thought he could wear this pin to pre-school.  The cute little frog is from Stampendous and I thought it tied with kissing a frog and green and kiss me, I'm Irish...I'm sure it will be lost on a four year old!  Oh well, I enjoyed it!

I've been using little 'treat cups' for his cards recently so I thought I'd better improvise and send him a little treat with his card. I wrapped a little mint in cardstock and stamped some green stars on it and added another score at the 1/4 inch mark to allow for the extra depth. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Operation Write Home set.

Simon Says: Bit O'Green:

St. Patricks Button Bear

This card is for my one year old granddaughter.  I think this is the first stamp set I ever purchased.  It was from a Stampin'Up Party hosted by my sister-in-law and was probably over 20 years ago...then I didn't do any stamping for about 12 years and started 'getting into' papercrafting finally about 8 years ago.  I tend to be a papercraft hoarder, I don't think I've ever gotten rid of any stamp set, so I do like to pull out the oldies once in a great while!

Looking at this picture of the card, it seems a little plain now, but for a one-year-old I hate to use much in the way of embellishments. 

Simon Says: Bit O'Green:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello Handsome

This one is for my (almost) 4 year old grandson. I've been using these Treat Cups from Stampin'Up for the past several cards I've made for him, looks like I've started something and will need to buy more if they're even available still. I added a kite tail for the string to the 'balloon', from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Right at Home; The Hello Handsome is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment.  The cute little dog is of course from Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs.

Of course, this one had to be an easel card to match his sister's...a little trickier providing access to the treat! The hugs + kisses is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment, and the Happy Valentine's Day is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

This is my second card for Simon Says: Cute 


Valentine Twinkle

This is for my sweet little one year old granddaughter...all kids like getting mail, so I try to make a card for her and her brother when I get the chance.  I think her first word was 'dog' so I ordered the cute Tim Holtz - Mini Cats and Dogs by Stampers Anonymous, and I love it! The Twinkle Twinkle is by Unity Stamp Company and I bought it before I even had any grandkids but have never used it till now!  I wish I had more of this cute DSP, it came out of  Heritage Scrapbook Pages by Hot Off The Press from way, way back!

I'm on an Easel Card kick, I know my daughter-in-law will want to display their cards for a few days!

The tag die is from Spellbinders-Ribbon Tag Trio Two, the sentiment is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

I thought this was good for the challenge at Simon Says: Cute

Sunday, February 12, 2017


I like making panels for my Tim Holtz Flip Frame, but at 3 1/4 x 5" the work surface is a little bit limited.  I've had this cute little Valentine image from 7Gypsies for a long time and finally found a perfect home for it!

I started with a large manila tag, cut to size to fit the frame. Then I used my new background stamp by Wendy Vecchi, Vintage Text, inked it with Ranger DI Barn Door, added a heart shaped doily, also inked with Barn Door and Vintage Photo, stamped the number panel from Tim Holtz Lifes Possibilites, edged with Black Soot Distress Crayon, and the 7Gypsies image matted with black cardstock. I added some seam binding ribbon and a couple of charms, and done!  

Now to make a couple of quick cards for the two grandkids...they are one and four so I'll keep it pretty simple!


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Friday, February 3, 2017

All fun and games...

"It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone".  I wanted to make a couple cards for the staff at the hospital for hubby's recent stay, so when the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog involved Pets, my new Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs set immediately came to mind.  I also used a set from Skipping Stones Design-Dogs Volume 1 for the dog in the cone and the sentiment on the tag below.  The metal tag is from Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags. For the background, I used the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil (Brick) and some Texture Paste and then inked it with Walnut Distress Ink.

The tag is from Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two, popped up with foam tape to serve as a 'catch' for the easel portion. The sentiment 'You make a difference' is also from Skipping Stones Design-Cancer Schmancer.

I made an easel card for my friend's birthday last week and decided it would work well for this also.

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