First Day of School 2017

PHEW!  It’s been a CRAZY week!

So many last minute things that I did for the kids and others that I had not intended on doing – but it’s been fun because I had lots of craft time!  Here’s a picture of the kids at the bus stop:

First Day of School Shirts

I know I’ve said in the past that I don’t want to share personal photos – but the main reason I’m sharing this is to show off these cute t-shirts that I designed for the school this year – it was such an honor.  I’m learning more and more everyday how to digitize my work.  I even made their signs digitally this year.  There photos and a hyperlapsed video on Instagram if you’d like to take a look.  Find me by searching “craftincaly.”

First Day of School Bracelets 3

I also handlettered this card for a neighbor as a gift to her daughter.  I think it’s the sweetest gift ever!

Teacher Chalkboard

And finally – I made this card for a neighbor who is returning to work after taking a year off to have her baby.  TEACHERS ARE AMAZING PEOPLE and deserve all the support 🙂

Hope you all had a terrific week!  Until next time…

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic colors used:  E17, E34, E25, Y28 E07, E41, R20, R17, R29, W0, W2, T9, B23, G03, G05, YR31, Y06, YR23

Not pictured below:  Craft-colored cardstock

ME Page Huggers
ME Page Huggers

EH | SSS |ME

ME Words Defined
ME Words Defined

EH | SSS |ME

MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames

EH | SSS | MFT

LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll

Sakura Black Gelly Roll

Sakura Black Gelly Roll

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

3.5

Absorber
Absorber

EK Success Retractable Knife
EK Success Retractable Knife

EK Success Self-Healing Mat
EK Success Self-Healing Mat

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Bee-YOU-Tiful

Hello, Friends!

Seems like it’s been forever – but it’s mostly because I’ve waited three weeks to share this card!  I made it for a neighbor and long story short – she finally got it today and I can finally share.  Happy anniversary, Stephanie!  She’s got the sweetest husband who commissions me frequently for cards – seems like I’ve made more cards for her this year than anyone!

BeeYouTiFul 1

I love bees!  I have a tiny bee in a random stamp set but I’ve never seen stamps devoted to bees – so when Honey Bee Stamps released this one, I was super excited.  Pretty Pink Posh has a great one too – the set is smaller and so the price is a little better for anyone who is interested. 🙂

BeeYouTiFul

I dry embossed some honeycombs on the front panel and cut a window out.  Then I lightly sponged the top with some yellow to give the embossing some color.

BeeYouTiFul 3

I stamped and colored the images with my Copic markers, then cut them out using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.  Initially, I wanted to make a shaker card, but decided that this window looks beautiful and didn’t need more.  I REALLY love this card!  Details/supplies will be listed below.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past few weeks practicing lettering and created a logo and bookmarks for my neighborhood book club.  We had our first meeting last week and I really think I’m going to enjoy it!  I always want to do too much but this will give me the opportunity to do something fun outside my house.  I thought I would share the logo and bookmarks with you:

Between The Covers Bookclub Logo

Nothing too fancy – I just printed them on 65lb cardstock and laminated them :).

I also made baby shower for my soon-to-arrive nephew.  I didn’t have much time so I kept it simple:

Gordon Baby Shower 1

That’s all I have for now!  My boys are starting school on Wednesday and I have a lettering project that I did for a neighbor that I will share next time.  Thanks for sticking it out with me!  Have a great week!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Colors used:  salty ocean, wild honey,

Not shown below:  honey comb embossing folder by the paper studio

HB Busy Bees
HB Busy Bees

EH | SSS | HB

HB Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments
HB Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments

EH | SSS | HB

MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window
MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window

EH | SSS | MFT

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Absorber
Absorber
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Cupcakes

Today’s card was made for LiveLoveCard’s July challenge – anything relating to desserts.  I made this last week on a whim so I thought I would share it really quick.  It’s VERY simple!

Cupcakes 1

I stamped the images and colored with Copics, then used the coordinating punch from Stampin’ Up! to punch them out.  I haven’t used a Stampin’ Up! set in a very long time so it was nice to get some use out of them.  I need to find a way to de-stash and sell some sets that I haven’t used.  If you’re interested in something – please let me know if there’s something you’re looking for from the past 3 years.  It’s likely that I’ll have it!

Cupcakes 2

The pink cupcake was adhered directly on the card base, the blue with one layer of dimensional tape and the green one on a wobble action spring.  Makes a simple card a little fun.

Cupcakes

I used some gray Copics to color some shadow for the cupcakes in the back – but I love how the cupcake in the front has it’s own!

I’m exhausted today and realized at dinner it’s because I completely forgot to make coffee today!  I’m having a withdrawal headache so I’m hoping to sleep it off and the cup of coffee I have tomorrow will work extra well on a dreadful Monday!

Good night!

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copics:  E41, E42, R00, R21, B00, B12, G00, BG32, N0, N1


Sprinkles of Life
Sprinkles of Life

2015-2017 In Color  Markers
Tree Builder Punch
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Blushing Bride Ink
Blushing Bride Ink

Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

Mint Macaron Ink
Mint Macaron Ink

So Saffron Cardstock
So Saffron Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | AMZN


Mini Action Wobbles
Mini Action Wobbles

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

Fish Family

Hello Everyone!

My coworker asked me to make a card for her parents’ wedding anniversary and asked me to personalize it for her using fish to recreate members.  The choice was between fish and elephants and since I didn’t think I could fit 8 elephants on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card, I chose fish.  It was more fun to create an ocean scene anyway :).

Anniversary Fish

I created a watercolor background using purples and blues from my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I didn’t write down what colors I used – but they were dark.  The water really lightens/brightens up the color when spritzed on.  Then I stamped all the pieces and colored using Copics. I also had to use the mirror-image technique to flip two of the fish for it to go the other way – I’ve never done that before!

Anniversary Fish 2

I added some white accents using my white Gelly Roll pen.  Lots of pieces of cut – but my Brother Scan N Cut 2 makes this a simple process :).

Anniversary Fish 3

I built my scene and glued it all down using some multi-medium matte glue and added bubbles using my white Gelly Roll pen.

Anniversary Fish 4

I hand-drew the bows on the female fish and also wrote her family member’s names on the card before shipping it to her.

Anniversary Fish 5

Hope you enjoyed that!  The summer heat is hitting Kansas City hard now.  Stay cool!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

LF Fintastic Friends
LF Fintastic Friends EH | SSS | LF
LF Happy Everything
LF Happy Everything EH | SSS | LF
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop FramesMFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills
SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Ranger Tim Holtz Distres Sprayer
Ranger Tim Holtz Distres Sprayer EH | SSS
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN

Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
MFT Mirror Image
MFT Mirror Image EH | SSS | MFT
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

2.5

Best Nurse Ever Tissue Box Pop-Up

I’ve been waiting for my husband to deliver these cards to his nursing staff.  But since they’re still sitting on the dining room table unsigned (slacker…), I’m not waiting any longer to share them!  His class graduated from their residency program almost two weeks ago.  He’s not officially done yet but I made these cards for his nurses so the other residents on his team could say goodbye and thank the nurses for all they do.

Tissue Pop Up

For card is 4.25″ x 5.5″ card, you’ll need:

  • a card base measuring 4.25″ x 11″, scored down the middle at 5.5″
  • a card front measuring 4″ x 5.25″
  • a pop-up insert measuring 4″ x 10.5″, scored down the middle at 5.25″, then cut 1 inch on the fold 1″ from each side of the ends for the pop up

Tissue Pop Up 4

I stamped and cut all the images out using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.  I kept the front of the card simple with the sunflowers so I could decorate and place more attention to the pop-up portion of the card.

Tissue Pop Up 2

I hand-wrote the word “nurse” since I don’t have a stamp for it.  To give the tissue box some color, I masked it off prior to gluing it to the card base and colored it using a copic marker, then stamped the bandage on it for a tone-on-tone look.  If you have a small oval die – you can use it to cut out the tissue box hole.  I didn’t have one, but I found a letter O from an alphabet die set that worked for me.

Tissue Pop Up 1

The tissue coming out of it is actually a quarter of a toilet paper square :).

Tissue Pop Up 3

You can make your tissue box in any size you’d like – just cut the slits longer, but make sure it’s still proportionate to your card/tissue box dimensions.  I meant to make this card a landscape card but cut the bases long by mistake.  It still worked out!  I hope you enjoyed this!  Until next time, have a great day!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

LF Get Well Soon
LF Get Well Soon

EH | SSS | LF

LF Mom + Me
LF Mom + Me

EH | SSS | LF

LF Happy Harvest
LF Happy Harvest

EH | SSS | LF

MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush - Hard - Blue Body

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush – Hard – Blue Body

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | AMZN

C-Thru Ruler
C-Thru Ruler

SSS | AMZN

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

Fairy Garden Card in a Box

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share my fairy card-in-a-box with you today!  These cards are seriously so fun to make and not every one will turn out the same – so many possibilities!

Fairy Card in a box 1

I made one for my neighbor to give to his wife and one to keep for myself.  I’m learning that it’s more time saving to go ahead and make at least 1 extra (in case you mess one up or want to have one for another occasion).  One of the most time consuming things is choosing colors and getting all the pieces cut – so if I can do double the amount of everything in one sitting, that’s a plus for me!

This is a horizontal card-in-a-box.  Here are the dimensions that you will need for a card that fits in an A2 envelop (card size:  4.25″ x 5.50″):

Base:  4.25″ x 12″

With your base sitting horizontally, score at 2″, 5.50″, 7.50″, AND 11″

Turn you base 90 degrees so that it is now sitting vertically and score it at 2″

You will want at least 2 inserts:  4 11/16″ x 1″, scored at 5/8″ from each end to fit inside the box.

I know I have mad skills when it comes to drawing using the Paint tool…but don’t laugh at me.  Here’s a visual for those of you who like to see it:

Horizonal Card in a Box Image

The “dotted” lines are what you want to cut for the flaps on your box card.  You’ll also want to cut away the gray areas in the image – saving only a small tab at the bottom of the box to adhere and construct your box.

Fairy Cuttings.JPG

I stamped and cut all of my images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 (LOVE IT by the way – no more buying coordinating dies!!!).

I cut out some grassy borders for the two tabs and them started gluing everything on in random places until I was happy.

Fairy Card in a Box

The final thing was matting the box – you can do this however you like.  I had lots of extra pieces so I used them to decorate the front panel.  When closed up, The box is plain – I didn’t feel the need to make the card bulkier by adding more patterned paper – but feel free to do whatever makes you happy!

Fairy Card in a box 2

I hope you enjoyed this card!  It really makes me happy 🙂

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copics:  E50, E31, E35, E55, E37, E49,  Y02, Y17, BG000, B01, B28, R20, RV23, R14, R29, R39, V12, V15, YG09, G19

LF Fairy Friends
LF Fairy Friends

EH | SSS | LF

LF Puffy Clouds Border

LF Puffy Clouds Border

EH | SSS | LF

LF Grassy Border

LF Grassy Border
EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink

Soft Suede Ink
Soft Suede Ink

Recollections 12x12 White
Recollectons 12×12 White
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack

EH | SSS | MFT


Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Absorber
Absorber

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

Happy Day Birthday Shaker Card

Hello!  I’m stoping by to quickly share a card I made the other day.  I’ve used this Happy Day stamp set by Concord & 9th quite a few times in the past few months but each time – it turns out different, in all good ways!  In the past, I have embossed the image and watercolored, but I used Copic markers to color the image this time.

Happy Day Birthday Shaker 1

My friend, Missy loves GLITTER.  Every time she asks me to make a card, she wants me to use glitter – so you’ll probably recognize the glitter paper.  I’m also a huge fan of these stitched rectangle scallop frames from My Favorite Things.

Happy Day Birthday Shaker 3

The banner and sentiment is from the same stamp set – I love that you can customize the years.  I propped the frame up using foam adhesive and turned card into a shaker.  The pink in the background is subtle but it brings out the color of the cake as well.

Happy Day Birthday Shaker 2

I filled the shaker portion with lots of iridescent glitter, gold sequins, and some iridescent microbeads.  I haven’t made a shaker in a while so this was fun for me!  I’m working on a fairy card in a box for my next post.  I did all the coloring for it and plan on having a supply list and details.  I’ve shared a few of those cards in the past with very little instructions but I hope to share more next time.  Stay tuned!

XOXO,

caly-sig