It’s time to start making some fall cards… and by fall I mean Halloween but I’m not in the mood for that! It’s hard to get in the Halloween spirit when it’s back to high 80’s outside! To compromise, I made a card using fall-ish colors. I’m still in love with one layer cards and this card makes it super obvious! 😀
Colorful card with minimal postage. Super rare for me these days, lol!
Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and that means it’s time to start making some cards! For my first Mother’s Day card, I created a “card kit” that I can cut with my Silhouette. The inspiration for the cut file came from a sketch from MFT and a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called “My Mother”. (The “My Mother” set was discontinued. You’ll have to search for it for it if you really want it. 🙂 )
Instead of circles, I used a wavy line and a simple, matted square instead of the two-piece rectangle for the main image. Here is the sketch from MFT:
I had the sketch in my head when I started drawing but after you start doodling something, your mind goes other places. Those other places landed me here…
I’ll have the cut file, supply list and process video uploaded for you soon! There might even be a free code coming up for Silhouette Sunday! 😎
(Note: Your eyes are not playing tricks on you… the post are wonky and out of sync with my Youtube account. I’m doing blog and plug-in updates so some posts are pending while others are going live ahead of time. )
While I work all the kinks out, I have another card to share with you! I’ll update this post with a video soon but they say a picture is worth a thousand words so here you go….
I used some super old but super useful tools to put this card together. Originally, I thought I would just glue the ribbon-charm combo on the front but the more I thought about it, the more I assumed it would just fall off. In the video, you’ll get to see me dust off an old Making Memories Ribbon Slot Tool. Some of you old time crafters know exactly what I’m talking about… a tool that required a hammer and everyone in your home to be awake to use! They don’t make ‘um like THAT anymore.
Last week I posted a Silhouette Sunday video explaining how to cut by line color. While that video was incredible helpful to some people, it just generated a whole lot of questions for other people. One thing I knew right away was that it was going be confusing for some because there was no associated project. So for this week’s Silhouette Sunday video I decided to do a video using cut by line color to answer the questions you had from last week. 🙂
Since the new year has rolled in, I’ve realized that I really have flowers and girly and hearts on the brain. This became really obvious to me when I started digging for Valentine’s Day goodies on January 3, lol! One thing I haven’t got on the brain is traditional. I’ve recently purchased several new Valentine’s Day inspired paper pads but have been avoiding the color. I’m not sure why, but black and gold seems more lovely to me than pink and red…. It’ll come back in favor with me at some point. 😉
This card came together super fast because I used my Cameo to cut all the pieces. I didn’t do any real “design work” in the software so I didn’t film any screen footage. If you have any questions though, just let me know. Thanks for stopping by!
If you read this blog post, you know that I am a self-proclaimed Christmas card procrastinator. I don’t know why, but I tend to not make holiday cards until late November. Meanwhile, my other crafty friends finished their stacks of handmade goodness in October. 😯 After doing some soul searching (and looking at my thin stash of Holiday cards for this year) I decided to get myself into motion! 🙂
To get myself in the spirit of Holiday Card making, I hoped on over to Online Card Classes to see if they started this year’s Holiday Card Workshop. I took a class with them way back in 2011 and it was nice to interact with a whole bunch of other people that were also making cards for the Holidays. The first lesson was about the inside of cards. I instantly thought about this die from Top Dog Dies…
The bottom flap makes a good slot for a gift card. Especially gift cards that come in their own little envelope or packaging. 🙂 I’m really big on gift cards during the holidays so I knew a few cards using this die would come in handy.
I made this card into a gift card holder by applying red line tape on the left and right sides of the bottom flap. This way, the gift card has a place to sit.
I am normally super-duper, procrastinator extraordinaire when it comes to Christmas Cards. (I know, I know… it’s less stressful when you start earlier – but where is the fun in that!)
With that said, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I haven’t really started working on any Christmas cards for this year. But when a dear friend with a child stationed in a land far, far away asked me for a card – I had to get to work!
She asked for a card that was Christmas-ish but not overly Christmas-sy. Something special that she could send that wouldn’t seem late if it got there after December 25! 🙂 This is what I came up with for her:
When I saw the envelope in the Top Dog Dies “Heart Mini Album Finishers Set” I knew it would be perfect for long distance Christmas cards. I know this die set screams VALENTINE’S DAY to most people but when you look at it all apart it is a very versatile set! 😉
Have YOU started working on your holiday cards? I know I can’t be the only member of the Christmas Card Procrastinator Extraordinaire Club! If you are one of my fellow members you can take solace in the fact that your Top Dog Dies can be used year-round. 🙂
I don’t know about you guys but I love three day weekends. Beach days, BBQ’s and sleeping in… mmm, my favorite! 🙂
I spent this weekend just a craftin’ away. Here are a few cards I made with my extra time off…
This is actually a card I abandoned a while back. I was cutting and stamping away only to discover halfway through the process that I had a defective stamp. 🙁
(Notice how this one dosen’t have an “L”…)
The people at Simon Says Stamp were super nice and sent me a replacement quickly but this half completed card ended up in the dreaded “to-(never)-finish-later” box. (I had to stash this card somewhere while I waited, lol! )I don’t know if this was the look I was going for way back when I first got this stamp set but I am glad to call something in the “finish-later” box done!
Here’s another card I worked on over the weekend –
The zipper action is a Papertrey Ink die. When they first launched their interactive dies I didn’t purchase any because they seemed really small… (Truthfully, I think I had been spoiled by the size of Accucut dies, lol!) Now, they make them as border dies so the possibilities are endless!
So, now that summer is over I’m in full crafting mode….
This happens every year. I spend most of the summer running around and then BAM the week before I have to go back to work I go into creative overdrive. Where was all this passion in June, lol?
But any-who, on to the card…
It’s simple in design but I really didn’t want to take anything away from the stitching. For this card I used items from both the Studio Calico August Scrapbook kit and card kit. I don’t subscribe to the scrapbooking kit but all the new CHA papers and embellishments from Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy suckered me in this month. The only items on the card that are “exclusive” to Studio Calico (they love that exclusive business…) is the stitching template and the wood veneers. The background polka dot paper is from Dear Lizzy “Polka Dot’ party and the grey chevron is by My Minds Eye. I’d link them below, but they don’t seem to be available in stores yet. Amy Tangerine has made these templates for her last two lines so you could get something similar if you wanted, without buying a kit.
Here’s a close up and a process video, if your interested. 😉