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,

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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

Happy New Home

My upline Cindy has moved into her forever home – so I decided to make her a card to congratulate her. This card was so fun to make. It’s a slider card that I somewhat modified because I didn’t want some of the stamped images to move. The video I watched to create the card can be found here. I didn’t know how it was going to end up, but I just went with it and I think it turned out great!

Since this card is a slider card, my base is just a 4.25″ x 5.5″ sheet using Soft Sky card stock. You could use a standard card base if you want the card to open for a greeting inside – but I didn’t think it was necessary for this card. For the slider base, I used a 4″ x 5.25″ sheet using Whisper White card stock. I stamped my trees and grass on this for the background image using the Sheltering Tree set, and used the cloud stamp from a kit called Hello Love.  I made my cuts as described in the video, except I stopped before I cut into my clouds – I didn’t want these images to pop up in the slider portion of the card. For the slider/pop up portion of the card, I wanted to prop up some houses – so I used two images and the sentiment from a retired holiday set called Holiday Home.

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I colored my houses using my Blendabilities markers and cut them out. Once all the cuts are made and the slider mechanism is done, I adhered my houses to it and cut some Wild Wasabi card stock to make grass using my fringe scissors. I made some extra cuts using some regular scissors to give it a rough look too.

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Here is the card with the slider portion activated:

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So stinkin’ cute!

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The sentiment on the inside is from a set called Bravo. It fit in there just perfect.

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Hope you enjoyed that – I sure did!

A Few Amateurish Cards

You can’t do much when you don’t have paper. Before I started investing in Stampin’ Up paper, I had a left over collection of pastel cardstock that I purchased to make baby shower invitations and just a handful of stuff that my next door neighbor Karen had given me. I couldn’t go without making a card, so here are a few that I made, which aren’t too impressive, but I’m sharing my humble beginnings as a card-maker and it’s nice to see how far I’ve come with the collection I’ve built.

This one is really simple – just some round paper cut outs, embossed on one for texture and the other with a stamp/sentiment from a set called Life’s Adventure. Nothing too special:

Life's Adventure

I sent this one to my neighbor using Bloom with Hope – I was missing her a lot, wishing she was still next door:

Bloom with Hope

I used some of the paper I got from a garage sale in this card I made for my mother-in-law’s birthday. It’s using a stamp set called Cupcake Party and a coordinating punch set called the Cupcake builder:

Cupcake Party

I made two of these for coworkers who had illness/death in their families using a set called Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

These two cards were made using a stamp also from the Life’s Adventure set:

Life's Adventure

This one to welcome a new family into the neighborhood~

Life's Adventure - Welcome

This kit is not a Stampin’ Up kit, but I used Stampin’ Up Designer Series paper to choose my colors. It was made for my friend, Shanda, who really loves the color purple!

Turtle Card

This card was made using stamps from the set Polka-Dot Pieces and using the Positively Chevron Background Border stamp. The sentiment is from a retired hostess set (a set you’re only eligible for if you spend over a certain amount of money) called Banner Greetings:

Polka Dot Pieces

My friend Jessica, loves Hello Kitty. I have a box of Sanrio gift shop items that I still have from when I was living in California as an adolescent. So I rummaged through it and found some Hello Kitty notepads and cut it out to make this birthday card for her. The same banner sentiment from the set I recently mentioned. I embossed the paper using Stampin’ Up’s Chevron Textured Impressions embossing folder.

Hello Kitty

So these cards, I really consider amateurish – but hey – everyone’s gotta start somewhere, right? Thanks for sticking around until the end! 🙂