Oh, Boy!

Hi, Everyone!

I have been making cards and I have forgotten to share!  The two I’m sharing on this card are birthday cards.  This Mickey Mouse card was for a 1 year old’s birthday.  He loves Mickey!  I got this stamp set along time ago at Michael’s, I think.  If you want to see an image of the stamp, you can click here to see it on Amazon- but it doesn’t seem like a great price, so check your local craft store first!

Oh Boy!

I stamped Mickey on Neenah cardstock and then colored him with copic markers.  For the black piece, I embossed the sentiment with white powder and the Mickey heads in clear powder.  Then I fussy cut the image and adhered him on using some foam tape.

Oh Boy 4

A quick and simple way to add some wow to a plain background.

Lotso Card in a Box

This second card is for a friend who recently moved to Hawaii.  She asked me to make a card for her husband’s upcoming birthday.  They love Lotso the bear.  I know….it’s kind of weird on this card and I almost didn’t want to share because I wasn’t sure if anyone would appreciate it!  It means a lot to them – since their love story involves this purple bear so I tried to incorporate as much as she asked for: Lotso, palm trees and turtles.

Lotso Card in a Box 1

Lotso was printed from the internet.  The turtles are from Clearly Besotted and the palm tress are from Lawn Fawn.  The back ground is sponged with distress ink.

I wince… but I think Lotso is pretty cute on this card – especially if you know my friend Kat at all.  She got this card in the mail the other day and “lurves” it!  She’s excited to give it to her husband.  🙂

I hope you enjoyed those!  I have two wedding cards to share but I’ll share those next time!  Have a great week!

XOXO,

caly-sig

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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

 

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

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

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

Sweet 16th

Hi Everyone!

I made a simple sweet 16th birthday card over the weekend with some simple stamping and die-cutting that I’d like to share.  I haven’t gotten a chance to stamp much lately.  My kids are out of school and it seems like the little energy I have is being sucked out of me. I have poured many many hours over researching watercolors.  I spent a lot of time on an excel sheet and staring at Daniel Smith watercolors (once I convinced myself that I wanted them over Winsor & Newton watercolors).  I’ll share all that when I am able to take pictures of the set up – they arrive tomorrow!

Happy 16th- 1

A neighbor (of course), asked me to make a card so I did.  I can’t get too creative these days so I’ve been making cards by request and remaking similar cards to what I’ve done in the past.  I don’t get a chance to use Stampin’ Up! stamps too much anymore so it was nice to pull out this stamp set.  Just layered stamping here with some sponging in the background in green.

Happy 16th

That’s all!  Just a quick share.  I’ll have a lot more to share once my new watercolor palette is set up.  I can’t wait!

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.).


Number of Years
Number of Years

SU Large Numbers Framelits
SU Large Numbers Framelits

Melon Mambo Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX

EH | SSS | MFT


Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Rose Red Ink
Rose Red Ink

Melon Mambo Ink
Melon Mambo Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Sweet Sugarplum Ink
Sweet Sugarplum Ink

Perfect Plum Ink
Perfect Plum Ink

SU Stamping Sponges
SU Stamping Sponges

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

Miscellaneous Cards

Hi Everyone!

I’m here to share some recent cards that I made.  Sometimes I feel like I haven’t done a whole lot until I look back and all the photos I’ve taken.  I made a set for a friend this past week and have a few older cards too.

  1.  Princess Thank You cards

Princess Thanks 1

I made this set for a neighbor.  Her daughter turned 1 and she waned a set of thank you cards to send out after the party.  I printed the crowns on cardstock using my laser printer and added some gold foiling using my Minc machine.  I used We Are Memory Keeper Next Level embossing folders for the pink cardstock.  It’s the Quilted set (there are two in each embossing folder set).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is a stamp and cut set called Thanks.

2.  Little Bundle

This Little Bundle Lawn Fawn set has been my go-to set for baby shower cards.  I just love that you can make it over and over again and it never gets old.  So…it might look similar to something I’ve shared before.

3.  Happy Pandas

I’ve made a similar card like this in the past as well, but this time, I used Copic markers. Copics and watercoloring are my favorite mediums.  This Happy Panda set is just adorable and super simple to color since Pandas are already black and white.  I just added some gray to them for some variation.

4.  Amazing Peonies

In the past, I have always used just the outline of this Peony Bouquet set to stamp and color.  This time, I decided to use this layering stamp set as it was intended – I used 3 different ink colors and it was effortless.  These cards can be whipped out so quickly!  The sentiments are from a My Favorite Things set called Amazing – imagine that! 🙂

5.  Wedding Cake

Concord and 9th makes amazing stamp sets.  I love this Happy Day stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions!  I made this for a wedding reception we went to last weekend.  I embossed the image in gold and watercolored using Distress Markers – I’ve never done that before and it really works a lot like Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

6. Hello Florals

I used this stamp set for the 30 day coloring challenge in March.  I had to stop and think about that because I can’t believe it’s already May.  This is another set by Concord and 9th called Hello Lovely.  Instead of using black to emboss, I used white.  It really changes the effect of the card.  I used Zig Clean Color Real brush markers for this card.  I love the vibrant colors!

7.  Mickey and Minnie Birthday

Last but not least – I have a card I made using Mickey stamps that I got from Michaels – I don’t have a link for this one, sorry!  I personalized them using My Favorite Things’ Stitched Alphabet Banner dies.  A little personalization always makes a card more fun!

I hope you enjoyed those cards!  You can click on the images to enlarge them.  I have a few Mother’s Day cards to share next time – I hope I remember to share them before next Sunday!  Until then, take care!

XOXO,

caly-sig