(2022 c004) Window Edge Card

I followed the Window Edge Card TECHNIQUE seen at Jennifer McGuire’s video Window Edge Card Designs. For the b (Jennifer inspires me to also add a little bling now & then so I went for the sequins.) The flower was stamped with Sugar Pea Designs Pretty Peonies and colored with Copics. The frame was cut with Pink Fresh Circle Frame With Botanicals. The card front leaves from Altenew called Leaves & Berries Stencil were stenciled using Distress Inks by Ranger. For this TECHNIQUE I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Layering Stencils video The sentiment was cut using  Little B – Handwritten Expressions Die Set.

When opened the flower can be seen because of the partially diecut circle window. See below.

Challenges Entered:

Hero Arts Blog: Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #30 – Circles

(2022 c003) Tri Fold, Birthday Carnations

Closed Tri Fold
First Fold Open

I used a discontinued floral set from Papertrey Ink called Carnations 2010 so I linked to their current floral sets. I stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with Black  Ranger Embossing Powder and cut out with coordinating dies then sponged contrasting color with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. I also used an old discontinued Sizzix set called 657522 Card Phrases set 3 dies, also linked to current catalogue.

Inside of Tri Fold

On the inside I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink called Carnations 2010 and the Birthday greeting from http://Papertrey Ink called Carnations 2010.

Challenges Entered:

Papertrey Ink: The Great Coverup – Floral Birthday

Die Cut Divas: Flowers

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes – #525 – 526

(2022 c002) Gina K Designs DIY Bluebonnet Background

I stamped Stately Flowers 01 @ Gina K Designs with Versamark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with Silver  Ranger Embossing Powder. Then I used my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes to apply the NEW Villainous Potion and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment from the same stampset onto a silvery vellum strip.

Challenges Entered:

Mod Squad: Handmade Background Focal – MSC used Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 01

Word Art Wednesday: Chal #525-526 = Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Something New (Villainous Potion Distress Oxide Ink)

(2022 c0001) Snarky Birthday

Inside sentiment was typed and printed on cardstock then cut out using Crafters Essentials by Kat Scrappiness .

I love Tim Holtz – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp SetSnarky Cat.

I created the window using Crafters Essentials by Kat Scrappiness . The bubble sentiment was stamped using Sassy Birthday 4×6 by The Rabbit Hole Designs.


Simon Says Stamp: (Mon) Party

My Favorite Things: #180 Color Challenge

Mod Squad Challenge: Include something new (the Snarky Cats stamps)

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #200 – S is for Snarky

My Favorite Things Challenge: Slimline – It’s Raining Cats & Dogs

(2021 c053) Snowy Christmas Gel Print

More Gel Print Backgrounds for this year’s Snowy Christmas cards.

I loved making the backgrounds with acrylic paints using the Gel Press 5×7 from Hobby Lobby  I used a stencil I made with DI532 Snowflake Edge Fancy Die by HERO ARTS (This is a discontinued die).

The sentiment was cut using Merry Christmas w/ Shadow Die by Kat Scrappiness . The panels were cut using Wonky Stitched Nested Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness. The heat embossed snowflakes are from Hampton Arts Ai Stamp Sets. The cluster of diecut flakes were cut using a discontinued set called DI658 Layering Snow Globe Fancy Die by Hero Arts.

Challenges EnteredL

Simon Says Stamp: Cold As Ice

My Favorite Things: November Slimline Challenge

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes – Chal #521-522

Die-Cut-Divas: Winter/Christmas – Optional shaped card

(2021 c052) Poppy Stamps Christmas Cardinal Easel Card

I used Poppy Stamps – 2396 Birdhouse Pop Up Easel Seto create the birdhouse. The plaid designer paper was inked on the flat side of the board house die and heat embossed with gold. I followed Jennifer Mcguire’s video called Die Impression Backgrounds.

The sentiments were stamped on black cardstock & heat embossed with white.  The stamp & die set is Antique Christmas Tags 1 by Just Rite Papercrafts (this company has gone out of business)

Challenges Entered:

Poppy Stamps Challenge:  PSC#87 Happy Holly Days

Frilly and FunkieYuletide Delights

Die-Cut-Divas Winter/Christmas project with optional twist to make a shaped card.

Simon Says Stamp:  (Wed) Happy Holidays/Christmas

Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes – Weeks #519-520

(2021 c051) Thankful for You Shaker

Today’s Shaker card was made with Slimline Foliage Frame Die by Kat Scrappiness. The sentiment was cut with Thankful For You Brush Script Word & Sentiment Die by Kat Scrappiness. The background deserves a shoutout to Tracy Weinzapfel Studios for the inspiration and her technique for making the plastic wrap watercolor background. 

Challenges Entered:

Kat ScrappinessNovember Challenge – Shaker Card

Simon Says Stamp: (Monday) Thanks/Thanksgiving

Simon Says Stamp: (Wednesday) Thanks/Thanksgiving

Die-Cut-Divas: Slimline or Mini Slimline

(2021 c050) Kat Scrappiness Butterfly Shaker

I love Shakers and I love my new Butterfly Backdrop Die by Kat Scrappiness. A shoutout to Tracy Weinzapfel Studios for the inspiration and her technique for making the plastic wrap watercolor background. I had a green background and one in blues and purples that I cut out with the Butterfly Backdrop Die. I inset the blue & purple butterflies into the green background. the frame was cut from a royal blue metalic cardstock using Double Stitched Rectangle Dies by Kat Scrappiness. I also glued a few clear crystals around the green background to help hold the repurposed clear plastic packaging material for the shaker window. Added clear & blue beads and 3 extra little butterflies that fly around with the beads.

Challenges Entered:

Kat Scrappiness: November Challenge – Shaker Card

(2021 c049) Kat Scrappiness Fall Woods

A shoutout to Tracy Weinzapfel Studios for the inspiration and her technique for making the plastic wrap watercolor background. She has a free demo almost every Wednesday evening on her Facebook page as well as a private subscription group where I learned this particular technique. You can go to the link above and she will announce when she opens her subscription again at some point in the future.

I thought these fall colors were the perfect backdrop for the Kat Scrappiness Forrest For The Trees Slimline Dies. The sentiment is from Everyday Brush Strokes Stamp Set by Kat Scrappiness.

Challenges Entered:

Kat ScrappinessOctober Challenge – Fall

Word Art WednesdayAnything Goes – Chal. #513-514

Hero Arts BlogStay Crafty with Hero #28 – Fall Colors

(2021 c048) Christmas Woodie

I found this old stampset from Papertrey Ink called On The Wagon which appears to be discontinued. I love the old Woodie car but couldn’t resist giving it a twist with a NOT SO OLDIE COLOR of Twisted Citron!!!

Challenges Entered:

Papertrey Ink Blog: Challenge – Holiday Wishes