Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Mighty Eagle

Memorial Day 2015. This paper art was made by placing strips of paper on double sides tape for the background. I then cut the eagle and sentiment out using my Cricut Explore. The poppy was made from cutting petals by hand. 

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It's Memorial Day Weekend, Woot! Let's go grill something! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Shaker Card

This weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season. But, more importantly it is a weekend that we as Americans take time to honors and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty and freedom.
So, before we mix up the tater salad and throw the burgers on the grill, let's be sure to say a prayer for and thank the veterans we come in contact with.

I made this shaker card using my Cricut Explore. I did a design search for 'star cards' and selected this one. I then turned the stars into shakers by filling them with glitter and beads. The red and blue background was made by dragging my ink pad across the card. Another super simple card! 

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back with another video after the holiday weekend. :)


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friendship! Embossed Shaker Card

I made this card as part of the MFT Color Challenge 21. It's my first time participating in one of their challenges, so I hope they like it

Here's what I did to make this shaker card: Stamp and emboss the card base using clear Embossing ink and powder. I then applied distress inks, after which I cut out a flower using a metal die and filled the space with glitter! Super easy.

The sentiment is stamped using white embossing powder. 

This was a very quick and easy card to put together. Shaker cards are all the rage right now so I hope you give one a try.

The Video! [ I decided not to voice over this video.  Please let me know what you think? Also, I attempted a new camera angle so the project is out of screen quite a bit.  Not one of my best videos, but it does show how to create this card. ]

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Below I've given some further details that weren't provided in the video.  I've also listed many of the supplies I used for your convenience. 

The Specifics:
Card base 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Background Kraft paper is 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches
Floral Card 4 by 5 inches

Ranger Distress Mini Ink Kits, Kit 1 : Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint
Altenew Hennah Elements Clear 

Monday, May 11, 2015

How to Make Mother's Day Cards! 2015

Happy Mother's Day! (After), I couldn't post theses card images until after mother's day because my mother visits my blog regularly, Thanks Mom!

This card is made using heavy cardstock from Michael's and a stamp from Joann's (Stampendous Q123 Fresh Bloom).  I then colored a couple of random flowers and colored the background using Copic marker Copic Markers (v22, y21, y17)

This shaker card was made using heavy cardstock, a Prima Marketing Mixed Media Doll Cling Rubber Stamp, my girl's name is Keira. The sentiment was cut out using my Cricut Explore Cutting Machine, the heart bush was made using Stamps by Judith and the background was colored using Tim Holtz distress inks by Ranger.  I simply cut out the window with a ruler and craft knife backed it with acetate and filled it with Martha Stewart Crafts Iridescent Hearts & Stars Glitter .

I'll do a video making more cards that are spin-off of these meaning they won't be exactly like these but inspired by these.  So be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss it!

I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day! I did! My son sent me flowers and chocolates. He is underway with the NAVY, so we don't get to spend every holiday together, but it was nice that he had a chance to honor his ol' mom. I spent the day with my mother and prepared a slow cooked pork roast for pulled pork sandwiches and spent the day out on the front porch enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. :D  Tell me about you day! 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Monday! #3 Simon Says Birthday Cards

These birthday cards were made using the items found in the Simon Says Monthly Card Kit.

Cardstock paper strips and a washi tape is all it took to whip these cute birthday cards up!

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Simple Quick Mother's Day Card

This card was made using one of my handmade paper flowers.  

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