Adore You

Hi everyone!

This is my last card for the 30 day coloring challenge.  I didn’t color everyday with everything else going on, but I was motivated with this one – because one of these cards is headed to California.   I made a similar card during the last coloring challenge – with the flowers in purple and I get lots of pins on it – so I think it’s safe to say people like this style.

Adore You - Fushia 4

I colored many flowers and leaves and made a second card using the extra flowers.  The frames are different sizes and the dimensions are different on each card.  On the card above, the lower bottom left flower is propped up.

Adore You - Fushia 1

On this card, a few of the followers are propped up on top of the frame – which I really like.  I didn’t add a sentiment on this second card because I can add it when I find it’s use.

Adore You - Fushia Set 1

Regarding the My Favorite Things 2017 Superstar contest – I didn’t win.  There are always so many more talented entries than mine.  It’s ok…I’m not hurt about it.  Ok…maybe a tiny bit.  Who wouldn’t be disappointed, right?  Just means I need to try a little harder next year.  Or not do it at all because I thought I tried REALLY hard this year!

Hope you enjoyed these cards!  Have a wonderful 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.).

Copic colors:  RV04, RV06, RV09, RV19, Y17, YG09, G09, G19

Altenew Adore You
Altenew Adore You

EH | SSS | Altenew

MFT More Essential Sentiments
MFT More Essential Sentiments

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT More Essential Sentiments
MFT More Essential Sentiments

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
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 White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block

 

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MFT Birthday Explosion Box

DAY 3 of 3:  Innovation Master

Print

I’m no innovation master, but I do LOVE interactive cards!

Explosion Box

This was the card I was most excited to make – but also the one I was most nervous about.  I had so many ideas in my head, but making it all come together requires a lot of discipline.  I had to talk myself out of getting too wild… “Settle down, Caly…” “No…don’t even think about it…” 😛

When I narrowed the ideas down to execute this card – I took my sweet time.  I colored MANY images and only used what I thought would fit.  To construct the box, you’ll need a 12×12 piece of card stock.  Score it at 4 inches on all sides, then cut the score marks, stopping at the center square.  This box is a 4 x 4 inch box closed, so if you want a 3 x 3 box, start with a 9 x 9 piece of cardstock and score at 3 inches.  The lid works the same, except you’ll want to factor in a 1″ lip and 1/4″ flap for gluing to keep the sides down.

HERE IS THE FINAL PROJECT:

Explosion Box - Opened

The focal point of this card is the paper cake.  I cut strips of 1 1/2″ paper, applied some color using Spun Sugar distress ink and snipped them from one end to the other in fringe style so that I can wrap them to the curvature of a circle to form the tops of each layer of the cake.  I added a scallop border at the top of each layer colored with Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  Once the cake was done, I die-cut the Cheers word die and adhered two layers of white cardstock to make it strong.  I glued two strips of acetate to it and cut two little slits on the top of the cake to hold it up like a cake topper.  I really love how it turned out!

Explosion Box - 3D Cake

Initially, I envisioned a cake with critters and animals all over it.  When I put the cake together and attached it to the center of the card – I realized the cake is no where big enough to make this vision come to life – so I settled with making triangular stands for the gift boxes, bear and hippo so they are able to stand with support.

Lets get into the details of each flap, shall we?

Flap 1:  Magic Slider

Explosion Box - Magic Slider Tab

Explosion Box - Magic Slider Tab 2

I should’ve taken this shot straight on – I promise it is aligned perfectly! What’s better than interactive cards?  Mini-versions, of course!  This was so fun and easy to do.  Makes me giddy!

Flap 2:  Waterfall Fold

Explosion Box - Waterfall Flip Tab

Explosion Box - Waterfall Flip Tab 1

This one was tricky!  I wanted to fit all the elephants on this 4″ x 4″ space without overcrowding it and those ears made positioning difficult but I think it turned out ok.  🙂

Flap 3:  Shaker

Explosion Card - Shaker Tab

Explosion Card - Shaker Tab 1

These tigers are fiercely cute, right?!  I wanted to make a square shaker but didn’t have a square frame – so I settled for this rectangle frame, but I really love it!  It’s more of an accent and doesn’t take away from the rest of the card.

Flap 4:  Peek-a-boo Windows

Explosion Box - Flip Tabs 1

Explosion Box - Flip Tabs

I’ve never done these peek-a-boo windows before and thought this would be a great opportunity to try them out.  I colored the pieces using the same distress inks mentioned above for some interest (Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio).  I stamped different short sentiments on the doors to fill the dead space and sequins to act as knobs.

I added little party hats throughout to tie the different flaps together and to make it more cohesive.  How about that gingham patterned paper, though?  I need a few more of those packs on hand!

Here it is one more time so you don’t have to scroll up:

Explosion Box - Opened

EEPPP!!!  The photos just don’t do this card justice.  I really hope you like this card!  I’m so excited about it and I honestly don’t think I could ever make a card that could top this – it’s 5 cards in one!  Good luck to everyone who entered this contest – you are all amazing and talented and I’m so blessed to be a part of this community!

Thanks so much 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.).

Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistashio

Copics:

Bears:. E41, E53

Gifts/Balloons/Party Hats: V000, RV63, B000, B01, G000, BG11

Palms: E53, E55, G03, YG06

Tigers:. E55, E31, W6, W8

Elephants:. N0, N2, E00, R20

Butterflies: C00, C01

Flowers:. E55, Y15

Bunny:. W0, W1, E41, R20, B00, BG01

MFT Adorable Elephants
MFT Adorable ElephantsEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Beary Special BirthdayEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday BearsEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Fierce Friends
MFT Fierce Friends
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Happy Hippos
MFT Happy HipposEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Snuggle Bunnies
MFT Snuggle BunniesEH | SSS | MFT

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
MFT Stitched Interactive Window Trio - Vertical
MFT Stitched Interactive Window Trio – VerticalEH | SSS | MFT

MFT Circle STAX Set 1
MFT Circle STAX Set 1
MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Beary Special BirthdayEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday Bears EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Happy Hippos
MFT Happy Hippos EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Suggle Bunnies
MFT Snuggle BunniesEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Fierce Friends
MFT Fierce Friends EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle FramesEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Cheers
MFT CheersEH | SSS | MFT

MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


MFT Stitched Scallop Edges
MFT Stitched Scallop Edges
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress InksEH | SSS
>Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black InkEH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack EH | SSS | MFT

Recollections 12x12 White
Recollections 12×12 White
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 White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring BoardEH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone FolderEH | SSS
Uchida Marvy Jewel Picker
Uchida Marvy Jewel PickerEH | SSS | AMZN

Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Mix
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti MixEH | SSS | PPP

Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine

Absorber
Absorber

1/4 Inch Circle Handheld Punch
1/4 Inch Circle Handheld Punch

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

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.  

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

2.5
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

Valentine’s Waterfall Card

If you love glitter and interactive cards – this one is for you!  I’ve been wanting to make an easy waterfall card but have been a little hesitant to try it. Lately – it seems like I can only get myself to craft if it’s a commissioned project.  Mostly though, I just don’t make the time to play like I used to anymore.  These projects have felt more like work, but still fulfilling to say the least.

adore-you-waterfall-card-1

I had quite the time with the pull tab – the interactive part of this card. I think I cut and scored each 3 times before I finally got it right. I had to make sure the hearts all sit inside inside the glitter frame. There are lots of different directions that can be found on pinterest – I think you need to to just adjust it a little bit for your card since each flipped panel will vary from card to card.

As you pull the tab, it pulls the top heart back, revealing the second heart and so on. It’s really neat and fun to do!  I know this is probably easier to see than read.  I have been having a hard time questioning whether I should do more videos.  I just think there are so many people that do it well – why do I need to make them?  I guess I have some self-doubt, but I’m also just so overwhelmed by what a commitment it would take to make videos again.  Sorry to disappoint. 😦

Anyway, let me show you some photos consecutively so you can see what I mean:

adore-you-waterfall-card

adore-you-waterfall-card-2

adore-you-waterfall-card-3

It is all pretty straight forward as far as the die-cutting and embossing goes – but if you have any questions, please let me know below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s 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.).

I used a Recollections paper pack of varying pinks and Recollections shimmer paper for this project.

Altenew Adore You
Altenew Adore You

EH | SSS | Altenew

LF Heart Stackables
LF Heart Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

"MFTMFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


SU Folder Arrows TIEF
SU Folder Arrows TIEF
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


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

SSS | EH

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots

EH | SSS | AMZN

Stacked Hearts

Hi Everyone!

I typically don’t make Valentine’s Day cards (except one for my husband and minor thing for my kids to pass out at school), but this year, I’ve been commissioned! My neighbor, Stephanie asked me to make 11 cards for her Bunco friends and my realtor friend asked me to make some for her – which I will share later this week – hopefully BEFORE Valentine’s Day (no promises) :D.

stacked-hearts-1

She said different designs – so I made two sets.  This first set is a watercolor set – and we all know no two cards are the same with watercolor. I used a variety of colors using Distress markers and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – brushing them on like slop and then misting them with some water until the ink reacted and moved.  While I love the Zig – I think the Distress Markers move a little less and is easier to control. I really need to use my markers more often than I do.

stacked-hearts

I get excited when I finally use products I’ve had a while.  I knew I wanted to use this Stacked Hearts die by Simon Says Stamp and I thought cutting it out in white to overlay a watercolor panel would be really pretty.  I got really lazy and used my Xyron creative station to add adhesive to them as well as the die-cut word love.  It might be just as annoying as apply glue to all those little spaces since the creative station sticker maker adhesive can get everywhere and you end up using an adhesive remover to clean everything up.  I need to remember that I have a bottle of adhesive spray that I should use! I then used the Because stamp set by MFT and stamped/embossed the sentiments in white on black cardstock to finish off the card. These cards were super pretty!

candy-hearts-1

This next set is using Simon Says Stamp’s Candy Hearts.  I’ve been wanting a stamp set like this for a while and while I know Valentine’s Day only comes once a year – the price point on this smaller stamp set is terrific!  I used my clarity brushes to add the soft falling hearts in the background using a stencil, then simply stamped all the hearts and words in the hearts. To finish off this simple “one-layer” card – I decided to add some stitching and a washi tape accent border.   That border really makes a huge difference!

candy-hearts

I was also commissioned last week to do something a little different.  My realtor friend is a part of a sales team and asked me to design covers for their notebooks.  Her team members reside in different regions all across North America so I got some information on what they liked and created these journals:

sales-9-notebooks

I got to put my handlettering to use and that was really fun but I was definitely in over my head with this project! There’s NO perfection when you’re free-handing things like this! It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot!  Sorry this picture isn’t great.  I took individual photos but don’t want to blow up this post with them.  I’ll share Missy’s:

missys-notebook

Anyway – catch you all later this week to share Missy’s gliterry Valentine’s Day cards that she asked me to make!

After a week and a half of sickies and germs festering through my household – this girl needs to go to bed early! My body is aching!  Take care, everyone!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES for the cards:

*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.).

STACKED HEARTS:

MFT Because You
MFT Because You EH | SSS | MFT

SSS Stacked Hearts
SSS Stacked Hearts

LYB Love, Laugh & Smile
LYB Love, Laugh & Smile

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH


Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister EH | SSS

Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Creative Station
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock

CANDY HEARTS:

Not shown below: black-striped washi tape, SU Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock (retired)


SSS Candy Hearts
SSS Candy Hearts

SSS Falling Hearts
SSS Falling Hearts
MFT Homespun Stitch Lines
MFT Homespun Stitch Lines

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

Crisp Canteloupe Ink
Crisp Canteloupe Ink (Retired)

Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

Rose Red Ink
Rose Red Ink

Mint Macaron Ink
Mint Macaron Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock

Mint Macaron Cardstock
Mint Macaron Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN


Clarity Stencil Brushes
Clarity Stencil Brushes

Anniversaries and Tui Bird Update

Hi Everyone!!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!  My husband and I celebrated our 12th Anniversary on September 4th – it was also my niece’s 4th birthday party – so I have plenty of photos to share and updates!  My last post was on my niece’s Rainbow Dash birthday card.

Here is a quick photo of us before we went to her birthday party to document our anniversary :D.

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I also made her funfetti cupcakes! I was kind of sad that some of her cupcake toppers were taken/thrown in the trash but 6 of 12 made it back to her.

I didn’t even make my husband an anniversary card this year! Shame on me but with everything else going on – I just haven’t made the time and he totally understands. I have made two anniversary cards for a neighbor to give to others so I will share those instead!  She came over and told me what she wanted and here they are:

This first card is the swallowtail made using a stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I believe it’s retired now :(. BUT don’t be sad – there are LOTS of butterfly sets available out there! I used Zig markers to color and added an embossed banner. I will list supplies for this card below.

swallowtail-wedding-1

The second card I made is using Stampin’ Up’s Rose Wonder set. I used Copics to color this card and added a few drops of glossy accent to mimic dew drops :).

rose-wonder-wedding-2

Remember the Tui Bird painting I did for a photographer I used for Lyla’s infant photos? If you don’t…you can check out the post here. Look what she has done with it!

tui-boutique

I don’t have rights to this photo – so it’s of poor quality – but I really wanted to share it here for you to see. i’m so proud of it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll get back to sharing my 2nd month of Splitcoaststampers cards again soon!

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.).

SWALLOWTAIL CARD:

Zig Colors: 081 light violet, 080 violet, 025 pink, 051 lemon yellow, 068 deep brown


Swallowtail
Swallowtail (Retired)

SSS Congratulations
SSS Congratulations
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle SSS | EH
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN

VersaMarker
VersaMarker

Perfect Plum Cardstock
Perfect Plum Cardstock
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
Zig Gansai Pearlescent Color Watercolor
Zig Gansai Pearlescent Color Watercolor EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm EH | SSS | PPP

Coats & Clark Gold Thread
Coats & Clark Gold Thread

Absorber
Absorber

ROSE WONDER CARD:

Copic Colors: 0 Colorless Blender, R29 Lipstick Red, RV09 FushiaRV04 Shock Pink, G28 Ocean Green, G16 Malachite

Distress ink: Spun Sugar


Rose Wonder
Rose Wonder
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


Rose Red Cardstock
Rose Red Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
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

Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

EH | SSS | AMZN

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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


Absorber
Absorber

Anniversary Cards

My sister in law, Bethany and her husband are some pretty special people. They’re our best friends. We don’t talk on a regular basis, but the jokes are endless and the laughter never ends even when we’re talking about serious business. Bethany is an amazingly talented photographer. Ya’ll should check out her website! She’s taken many of our family photos and does superb work! If you live in the Kansas City area, you should really check her out. Heck, if you’re not in the KC area and still want to use her, contact her because she’ll travel too! She’s THAT amazing.

Here’s her website: www.bethanywearsphotography.com/

So for their anniversary, I cased this card from Pinterest and can find the original here.

I used standard craft paper cardstock. I didn’t have the heart punch or die, so I had to fold my paper a little to cut it out. You can see the lines when I tried distressing the paper with some sponged brown ink. After I did that, I waited a long hard week for my Woodgrain Embossing Folder to come in from Stampin’ Up. Then I ran the card through my sewing machine to give the border and added a button and some hemp rope for the embellishment which says “love” on it.

The whole family took turns writing this card and and it was just very special for them. So special, in fact, I sent the card to them 5 weeks early because I was so excited. LOL.

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Another Anniversary card I made, was using the Owl Builder Punch. This punch is soooo much fun – and you can make sooo many cards/characters using it. It’s a little tedious since there are so many little pieces to glue together, but it’s super cute when it’s done.

I made this for a friend in California I have not seen in YEARS. But she saw another owl card I made and asked me to make an anniversary card for her husband who loves owls and I just couldn’t say no. I also gave this card to my husband this year for our 10th anniversary. It’s always easier to make 2 cards than it does to make one since you already have all the tools out!

This card was also cased from Pinterest and you can find the original here. I’m pretty sure everything is in German but if you have a creative mind, you can create your own cards just by copying the image!

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Owl Builder

Hope you enjoyed this post!