Mondo Magnolia Sparkle

Hope everyone had a magical Christmas!

I’m back today to share a birthday card and some more recent projects that I’ve done.  I’m off work this week and keep thinking MAYBE I should make a video but I really don’t have the energy or time – it’s just too unpredictable.  It’s disappointing…I know!

Today is another neighbor and friend’s birthday (there are a lot of them!).  I actually made more than one but I’ll share the other one another time when it gets closer.  Stay tuned :).

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I love this Mondo Magnolia Set so much.  There’s so much space to color with any type of medium you feel like at the time.  I decided to watercolor with distress inks since I haven’t done that in a while.  I emobossed the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder – this gives a nice raised border for watercolor.

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To mute the color, I added a layer of velum that I used my sewing machine to attach and embossed the sentiment and added some dew drops to finish the card. Peek-A-Boo!

I’ve run out of creative juices lately so I’ve cased my own work for the next two quick cards I want to share.

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An old friend asked me to make a card for Christmas for her mom – so I decided to remake this spinner card that I made last year.  For the original post, click HERE.  There’s a video you can watch!

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She was so excited to receive this card – I love getting feedback from the recipient!

I also made some card sets for the boys’ teachers again. This time, earlier for Christmas. Earlier this spring, I made them as end-of-the-school-year gifts.  You can see the original post HERE.  I said earlier this spring, right?  I had just had a baby so no video, sorry.  😦

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I chose some more vibrant colors this time to change it up a bit.

Until next time! XOXO,

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SUPPLLIES for the Mondo Magnolia card:

*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 Inks: Festive Berries, Squeeze Lemonade

Not Listed: Vellum


EH Mondo Magnolia
EH Mondo Magnolia
C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Happy Snowman

WordPress reminded me today that my blog is 2 years old!  Happy Birthday, Blog!  It’s been a wonderful experience so far and I hope to be able to find more time to keep this up!

I simply cannot believe that Christmas is in a week! I probably wont get the chance to post anything before then, so I want to share my last Christmas project with you.  A friend reached out and asked me to make some cards for her.  She didn’t give me much – other than the fact that she loves glitter – so I decided to use the simple Happy Snowman stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh and cased this card from the PPP instagram that I follow.

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I used the Puffy Clouds border by Lawn Fawn and added some silver and gold lining using embossing powder and stamped some snowflakes and embossed them in the same powder.

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I used silver glitter on the blue cards and gold glitter on the green cards.

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These cards were really fun and simple for me to make and these snowmen are so cute! I accented his buttons with some black Nuvo drops.  Hope you liked these – supplies are listed below.

Until next time – I hope everyone has a magical Christmas and stay safe wherever you are!

XOXO,

caly-sig

*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 used:  R24, R29, YR07, R20, C0, C2

Silver and Gold Glitter


NN  What a Hoot
NN What a Hoot
ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings

EH | SSS |ME

LF Let It Snow
LF Let It Snow

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
LF Puffy Clouds Border

LF Puffy Clouds Border

EH | SSS | LF


SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle

SSS | EH

WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle

WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle

SSS | EH

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

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

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | AMZN


Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Nuvo Drops - Ebony Black
Nuvo Drops – Ebony Black

MFT | SSS

Hog Heaven

Friday was my husband, Stephen’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Honey!  So I made this spinner card using My Favorite Thing’s Hog Heaven stamp set.  I haven’t used this stamp set yet and had purchased a few things recently during the black Friday sales.

First, I want to share the quick cards my kids made for him:

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I stamped the above cards that my older boys colored in Versafine Onyx black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so they could watercolor the rest of the panel using two colors that they choose using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I let them spritz the panel with water to give them total control of what their cards would look like.  It was quick and easy and not too painful for me ;).

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I stamped some balloon animalss for my soon to be 4 year-old and let him color the above card.  He was pretty excited about it!

So back to my card:

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I love that the angel piggie flies around on this card.  I colored the images below with copic markers and fussy cut the images.  I softly sponged the background with blue and green distress ink and them cut out the frame using a border die and cut the spinner channel using a die by My Favorite Things.

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I want to say also for those of you who actually read what I write here and to my loyal followers-we’ve had a tough several months.  Because our privacy has been violated over and over again, I will no longer be posting personal photos of myself or my children.  I can’t block certain people from visiting my blog so I have to take precautionary steps to protect my family where I can.  Thank you for all your support, and I hope you’ll understand.

Have a wonderful day!

caly-sig

*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:  RV10, RV23, R00, B000, B00, R24, R29, G05, YG07, E43, E57

Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn

MFT Hog Heaven
MFT Hog Heaven

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Circle Spinner Channels
MFT Circle Spinner Channels

EH | SSS | MFT


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

EH | SSS | AMZN

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 Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

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

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

MFT Spin & Slide Discs
MFT Spin & Slide Discs

EH | SSS | MFT


SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

1/2 Inch Circle Punch
1/2 Inch Circle Punch

What a HOOT

Hello Everyone!

Just quickly wanted to share two projects that I’ve made in the past two weeks.  The first is a set of thank you notes for our local realtor in the neighborhood.  I found some black/white cliparts of a house/homes and printed them out on my laser printer and  used my MINC machine to do some foiling.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment.  I did some tone on tone background stamping and then put my cards together – pretty straight forward!

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I LOVE gingham!

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In fact…I love gingham so much, that I made a teepee with gingham accents to match my nursing chair. Just a crazy whim I had one day to give Lyla and Liam their own rooms – then we filled up the space with teepees.  SOOO much fun!

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It started out with chevron – and there’s still a lot of it…but I seriously love the gingham. That blue end table….it shall be painted white…when the birds start chirping in spring air. 😀

My next card is a birthday card I made for my neighbor, Dina.  Happy Birthday, Dina!  Their family is hoot – they’re so funny!  I got this set recently and I had to use it. It’s so cute!  Supplies for this card will be listed below.

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Look at the shimmer on her!

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Now…I thought I was done here.  But wait for it….check out what a white Gelly Roll pen can do to this image:

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In my husband’s words:  SKADOOSH (from Kungfu Panda – I literally typed out Panda Express and had to correct myself – sorry…I’m hungry a lot these days).  Every time he says this…I laugh hysterically.

Hope you enjoyed that!  I’ll be back in a few days with another set of cards I made for my realtor friend.  I’m so glad she liked the set of cards I made above and asked me to make more!

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: V05, RV63, YG07, G09, R01, R32, R43, E42, E31, E25, E53, E55, E34, Y18

Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick


NN  What a Hoot
NN What a Hoot

SSS Nested Circles
SSS Nested Circles

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

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


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

EH | SSS | AMZN


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched


Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Absorber
Absorber
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

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

A New Slant

Hello!

It’s been a while and I wanted to share my Splitcoaststamper cards from June.  I KNOW! It’s been 6 months….I’m thoroughly ashamed that I have not posted these sooner.  But there are rules about sharing and now I feel like many of the cards are not “in season” anymore -is there such a thing?  Anyway – I’ll share my favorites today.  I hope you like them!  The theme was “A New Slant” and we based our cards on geometric shapes – or at least I did. 😀

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My first card uses repeat stamping using the triangles that come with the “Best Ever Set” by Stampin’ Up.  I repeated the stamps in an ombre  fashion and embossed the tag on vellum. I added some colored banners behind the vellum to help the sentiment stand out, then sewed the banners onto the card front. To give some accent to the card and finish it off, I added a strip of black designer paper.

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For my second card, I did a watercolor background and used water droplets to pull up water.  Then I used Lawn Fawn’s “Let’s Bokeh” and white craft ink to add larger circles to create a bokeh look. I added more circles using decorative acetate I cut out using a circle die and embellished the card using gold thread and sequins.

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My third card is another watercolor panel, but I decided to use a peek-a-boo die to accent it.  The bunnies and bear are colored using Copic markers. I die-cut the word friends and propped it up with foam tape as I did with the peek-a-boo panel.

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My last card is every simple.  I was on a watercoloring kick that month! This geometric heart embossed in gold is the perfect accept for a simple watercolor panel. Extremely simple and accented with a banner of vellum with some Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

Supplies for all the cards are listed below in the same order.  Thanks for stopping by!

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.).

  1. BEST DAY EVER/AZTEC TRIANGLES:

Best Day Ever (retired)
Best Day Ever (retired)

Bermuda Bay Ink
Bermuda Bay Ink

Lost Lagoon Ink
Lost Lagoon Ink

Mint Macaron Ink
Mint Macaron Ink

Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)
Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)

Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Lost Lagoon Cardstock

Mint Macaron Cardstock
Mint Macaron Cardstock

Absorber
Absorber

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Banners Framelits Dies
Banners Framelits Dies

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle SSS | EH

2-Way Glue Pen
2-Way Glue Pen

Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

2. BOKEH CARD

Distress Colors: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick

LF Let's Bokeh
LF Let’s Bokeh EH | SSS | LF
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister EH | SSS

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH


SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Coats & Clark Gold Thread
Coats & Clark Gold Thread

Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink

Absorber
Absorber
WRMK 12x12 Clearly Bold Acetate Pad
WRMK 12×12 Clearly Bold Acetate Pad AMZN | SSS

3. PEEK-A-BOO CARD

Copic Colors: W1, W3, E42, E31, E33, R20, B52, B24

Distress Ink Colors: Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick

MFT Snuggle Bunnies
MFT Snuggle Bunnies EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Friends
MFT Friends EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Homespun Stitch Lines
MFT Homespun Stitch Lines EH | SSS | MFT
EH | SSS | MFT
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
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


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder

2-Way Glue Pen
2-Way Glue Pen

Crystal Effects
Crystal Effects
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

4. HEART OF GOLD

Distress ink color: Lucky Clover

N&T Heart of Gold
N&T Heart of Gold

EH | SSS | N&T

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Heat Tool
Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle

SSS | EH

Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


Absorber
Absorber

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock