Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cards for Guys

I don't know about you, but I find making cards for guys quite difficult.  I tend to gravitate towards cute patterns, bling, and sparkles- and those totally don't mesh with guys! 

Here's a birthday card I made recently for a friend!

I grabbed the Simon Says Stamp Adult Beverages stamp set and dies to create this card. The glasses were colored in with copics and Glossy Accents were used on top of the glasses to give them a more "glass-like" appearance.  Below is a close up the glasses.

What stamp set do you gravitate towards to make cards for guys?

Thanks for stopping by! 

Products used:
Adult Beverage Stamp set: HERE
Adult Beverage Die set: HERE
Adult Beverage Sayings stamp set: HERE
Adult Beverage Bundle Pack: HERE

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Birthdays Galore

Hello there! After checking my calendar I noticed there are lots of birthdays coming up so I got to work making a few cards.  Here are a few of the ones I've made recently.

For this card, I used the Tim Holtz mini blueprint balloon stamp.  I stamped the balloon on patterned paper and then cut them out by hand.  The card was run through an embossing folder after the sentiment was stamped.  I then grabbed some twine and created the strings for the balloons and a few bows.

This card uses the Lawn Fawn Four Year Four stamp set and coordinating dies.  I used Distress Ink in Faded Jeans to create the sky and just used a light swirling motion.  The grass was paper from the Avery Elle Sorbet collection 6x6 paper pad.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint stamp: HERE
Lawn Fawn Four Year stamp: HERE
Lawn Fawn Four Year die: HERE
Avery Elle Sorbet 6x6 paper pad: HERE

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Using Leftover Pieces

Hello there! This week I'm back with a topic I struggle with most of the time... using those leftover scrap pieces of paper! Last week I shared a card with you for the Little Tangles blog and this week I'm kind of piggy backing off of it.  

One resolution I have this year is to use more of my scraps while making cards and scrapbooking.

For this card, I used the die cut shape from the A Lot to Say die by Neat and Tangled.  (The negative was used as a window for my shaker card last week.)  

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background of the card and pop-dotted the speech bubble for some depth.  All the sequins used are from Neat and Tangled (Perfectly Purple, Lovely Lilac, and Snow White) and the twine is from Pick Your Plum.  The polka dot paper is from a Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad.

Do you use your scrap pieces or do you just throw them out?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Little Tangles: Saying Hello

Hello, everyone! Today I am extremely honored and excited to announce that I am now a member of the Little Tangles Design Team for 2015! If you aren't familiar with Little Tangles I urge you to go check out their blog HERE.  Little Tangles is the challenge blog associated with the INCREDIBLE stamps of Neat and Tangled

The first challenge of the year is:

I created this shaker box card for the challenge using the A Lot to Say Die and Just Hello stamp set from Neat and Tangled.

I outlined the A Lot to Say die on white cardstock and used the "hey" from the Just Hello stamp set with Hero Arts Wet Cement.  The "hello" was stamped with Versafine ink and I used clear embossing powder to make it pop.  Then, after die cutting the polka dot paper from Lawn Fawn, I used Scotch foam tape to create a shaker box.  I used all Neat and Tangled sequins (specifically Royally Blue, Powder Blue, Mermaid Tail, Summer Sky, and Ocean Breeze) to fill the shaker box. (Jennifer McGuire has an awesome tip on adhering a few sequins in the shaker box so that they don't all fall to the bottom.  You can find her video on that here.)

We would love to have you join in on the Saying Hello challenge! Here are the rules! 

 Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool on the Little Tangles challenge page. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Tuesday, January 27th at 11:59 EST to enter.

I can't wait to see what you all create!