Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday Card - GDP089

Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend. Quick post for you today. I will try to come back and update more later but I at least wanted to get this card posted. I decided to join the Global Design Project this week. This week was a color challenge. I love color challenges because it makes me use colors together that I would never think of putting together.

And here is my card for the challenge.

I love how this came out! It's such a fun and sweet card. It's hard to tell in the photo but there is a black layer that is embossed with the Hexagons Textured embossing folder. It gives it another fun little element to the card.

Hopefully you can see the embossing better in this photo. I also mixed some dazzling diamonds and clear embossing powder together to get the shimmer effect on the black cardstock.

Then I decided to make the inside a little prettier too!

I hope you liked today's card and join over the challenge at Global Design Project this week.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ahoy, there! Birthday Party Pack – May Bonus Project! - Craft Project Central

Craft Project Central has a fun bonus project this month. Monika Davis designed this awesome project.

Birthdays are FUN! So let’s celebrate the next one with a cool nautical theme. This set is perfect for anyone at any age. The pieces are very easy to make, and they add a nice touch to your party. Use a paper folding technique from your childhood and make a paper boat to hold some sweet treats along with a cool greeting card, a treat holder, and a cute bookmark.

Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages. Click HERE to subscribe now!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kids Birthday Cards

Happy Friday! I have some fun birthday cards for you today. My son has a birthday party for twins from his class this weekend so I decided to make some fun cards. I try to make cards for as many as the parties as I can but sometimes, there are too many and not enough time! But I had a little bit of time today and these were pretty quick to put together. Score! Plus I wanted to use up some of my favorite items for the 2016 - 2017 catalog - Gorgeous Grunge and the Pop of Pink DSP. It's so funny because I didn't like the paper at first but I got it thinking I might use the black and white pieces. Which I did and basically the rest of the pack. I think this was my favorite DSP. It's so versatile. So if it's still there, grab it while you can.

The card was pretty simple to do. Stamp the splatter images in Pool Party ink. The larger one was stamped off first so it was a little lighter. I cut out the number 5 with the Large Number Framelits. These are also super versatile. The Lemon Lime Twist circle was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The sentiment is curved but I didn't want it like that. So I tried to straighten it out as best as I could on the block and then I just cut out each of the words after stamping it on Bermuda Bay cardstock. Then I just finished it off with some enamel shapes.

Super fun for a 5 year old right!! Imagine the different color combinations you could do this in to. So cool!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Creating Pretty Cards - Card Sketch #71! - Craft Project Central

Hello! I finally got a chance to play along with this month's sketch challenge at  Craft Project Central. This is a fun sketch!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

Here is the sketch this month designed by Buffy Cooper!

Sketch Challenge, Craft Project Central

And here is my take on the sketch.

How fun is this new stamp set, Crafting Forever?! At first I thought I didn't need it but I love it! This is the first time I've played with it but I imagine I will use it a ton! I think any crafter NEEDS this set!!

I've used lots of fun new items on this card. This was such a great sketch to work with. I hope this inspires you to head over the Craft Project Central. And don't forget, for every 10 cards submitted, they'll pick a winner of a free one month subscription! Go check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wine Lovers Gift Set - Craft Project Central

Happy Tuesday. There is another fun tutorial available at Craft Project Central. This project is done by Judy Strickling.

What Wine Lover would not want to be the recipient of this adorable gift set? This tutorial comes with the wine bottle template that holds four notecards and envelopes, a cute little crate that holds four coasters, homemade wine charms, and a cheese box that holds chocolate!!! This set showcases the Tuscan Vineyard and Here's To Cheers Stamp Sets!

To get the instructions to Judy's projects plus several others, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sweet and Cool Birthday Cards: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog. Awesome projects as usual!

This month we are focusing on the Cool Treats Suite. This bundle is perfect for summer and even better it's not retiring, so you'll be able to use it all summer long!

My first project mostly focuses on the awesome specialty paper. I used 2 of the fun designs for the background. I stamped the sentiment on Crumb Cake and punched the ends with the Banner Triple Punch. I added some doilies under each one. The super cute strawberries were stamped and then hand cut. I added some Basic Black baker's twine and some enamel shapes. Love those shapes!!

My other card is a little more time consuming. The background was done by stamping the word "Cool" in Lemon Lime Twist first and then I just touched it gently on the Bermuda Bay ink pad to give it a two-toned look. The rows of spoons were stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.

I did the ice cream in Very Vanilla with Early Espresso fudge on top!! Yum! I coated the "fudge" pieces with the Fine Tip Glue pen to make it shiny and while it was wet, went crazy with the Sprinkles embellishments.

I then added the Calypso Coral ombre ribbon, a wood heart shape and a Shrinky Dink popsicle! If you notice attached to the ribbon is an itty bitty popsicle. I used paints to paint the popsicle stamp onto Shrinky Dinks. Then I die cut it with the coordinating die, punched a hole in the top, heated it with my heat gun and let the Shrinky Dinks do their work. How cute is that?!?!

I hope you enjoyed these fun summer cards and make some for your summer birthdays!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects! They are fantastic!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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