Monday, July 16, 2018

Butterfly Card using Scraps

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Tindaloo - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a butterfly thank-you card made from scraps!  I was cleaning out some of my patterned paper scraps, thinking I should "use them or lose them" and I decided to use them!


I made a stripy background and added some thin strips of metallic washi tape.  The large butterfly die-cut was also found with my scraps as it had been intended for a past project and never used.  I added Lavender Stickles all around the edge of the wings and added some gems to the body.  I stamped a small thank you sentiment with Ranger Archival Deep Purple ink and finished off the card with a few sequins.  The large butterfly is one of the first dies I ever purchased, Spellbinders Fanciful Flight.

As usual with my butterfly cards, I was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge.  The theme for #103 is Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter W, and I went with Wisteria and Washi Tape!



I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July UE; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anniversary Alt. Thank You 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Not Just Cards AG 1/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Add a Little Sparkle (Stickles, gems, sequins, metallic washi) 1/5; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Furry and Bright

Hello, everyone!  Today's card was inspired by MFT Summer School - Symmetry at My Favorite Things.  This is the fifth and final lesson.

"Symmetry refers to positioning your elements mirrored across an imaginary line that divides your project into even segments. It’s a great method for achieving balance in your design and is a reliable means of laying out your card elements when you don’t have a lot of planning time to spare." - Barbara Anders


Clear Stamps:  MFT Stamps - I Knead You, sentiment from MFT Stamps - Happy Pawlidays
Die:  MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames
Patterned paper:  BoBunny Mistletoe Collection

I've now completed all five sessions of MFT Summer School - Yay!  I had fun!  Here is my graduation badge:


I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Twine or Ribbon UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July UE; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Creative Craft Cottage The Most Wonderful Time of Year 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cuttin' Diva's Add a Circle 1/3; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Optional Santa UE; Hiding in My Craft Room Christmas Colors 1/3; Kitty Bee Christmas in July 1/2; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch Stamps and AG UE; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Festive Friday FF070618 Christmas 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Floral Anniversary

Hi, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Amy Seigler - thank you for joining me!

Today's card was inspired by MFT Summer School - Complementary Colors at My Favorite Things.

"Complementary colors refer to colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel — yellow-purple, red-green, and orange-blue being the traditional complementary pairings." - Stephanie Klauck


Clear stamps:  MFT Stamps - Modern Blooms, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp - Happy
Dies:  Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle, Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies
Ink:  Your Next Stamp Lovely Lilac and Purple Passion, Simon Says Stamp Duckling, Brilliance Sunflower Yellow
Other:  Recollections butterfly punch, gems, cupped flower sequins

The Modern Blooms are layering stamps so I used my MISTI and chose a lighter and darker shade of the two complementary colours.  I started stamping the lighter shade of flowers and leaves in the lower left corner.  After I stamped one colour, I would flip my cardstock so that the upper right corner was now at the lower left and then I stamped them again.  I proceeded with each colour, first light and then dark, continuing to flip the cardstock and stamping until I was happy with the stamped pattern.  I die-cut a stitched rectangle from the stamped panel, layered it with a coordinating cardstock rectangle and some craft foam for dimension, and then adhered it back on to the stamped panel.  I stamped the sentiment in black and then finished off the card with some punched and die-cut butterflies, accented with cupped flower sequins.  Gems were added to two of the flowers.

I would also like to support the following challenges: Allsorts In My Garden 1/3; Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter W (I went with Wisteria and two butterflies) 2/3; Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It AG Stamping 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 2/2; Stamping Sensations In My Garden 1/3; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch Stamps and AG UE; The Corrosive July AG 3/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday FF070618 Anniversary/Wedding 1/3


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

You're Kinda Pawesome

Hello, everybody!  Today's card was inspired by MFT Summer School - Repitition at My Favorite Things, along with MFT Color Challenge 96.

"Repetition reinforces a theme within your projects. Switching things up - either by introducing another color or including an unexpected element into a recognizable pattern - keeps the overall look interesting." - Karolyn Lancon


Clear stamps:  Cat (MFT Stamps - Cool Cat), sentiment (MFT Stamps - Catitude)
Die: MFT Die-namics - Heart Border Staggered
Cardstock:  Craftsmith, 3 Birds, Recollections
Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Animals 5/5; Cardz TV 55 AG 3/3; Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It AG Stamping 2/3; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground 330 (snippets used for the heart border die-cuts) 1E; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch Stamps and AG UE; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Corrosive July AG 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Embossing UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 5/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thank You Owl

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Charlene 'White Deer' Heathwood - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will hop over and follow you too!

Today I'm sharing a thank-you card that I made with all dies, no stamping!  I gave this to my Dad yesterday and he loved it!


The woodgrain-embossed kraft cardstock background was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.  I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's card shown below and on her blog here.  Her video was about creative uses for embossing folders.



I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Animals 4/5; Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter W (I went with Window and one tiny butterfly) 1/3; Cardz TV 55 AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs July AG 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Crop Stop Link Party 41 (Distress Inks can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 5/5; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Red, White, and Blue Alternate Thank You 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 2/3; The Corrosive July AG 1/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC74 ~ The Great Outdoors; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT070518 AG Twist Wings or Scales 2/2; Three Amigos Blog Hop Embossing UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 4/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wishing You a Purrfect Day

Hello, everybody! Today's card was inspired by MFT's Summer School - Primary Colors at My Favorite Things.

"Primary colors are among the first we learn as kids and, for that reason, sometimes have a bad rap as being a childish choice for projects. Really though, primary colors are essential. Not only do they provide the basis for our other colors, they also impart such a playful cheeriness (kid card or not) that they shouldn’t be overlooked."  - Stephanie Klauck


Clear stamps:  Kitty, bird, hearts (MFT Stamps Purrfect Friends), sentiment (MFT Stamps Smitten Kitten)
Dies:  MFT Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, MFT Die-namics Squiggle Border
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade
Other:  Twine, hole punch

Although I enjoy all colours, I am not a big fan of yellow, so I would not normally make a card using primary colours. However, I enjoyed colouring the kitty and his cute little sidekick in this colour combo.

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Animals 4/5; Cardz TV 55 AG 1/3; Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It AG Stamping 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Crop Stop Link Party 41 (Distress Inks can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 4/5; Cut it Up Tag! You're It 1E; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; STAMPlorations TAGplorations AG Tags UE; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT070518 AG Twist Wings or Scales 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Candy Cane Kitty Shaker

Hi, everyone!  I'm still trying to beat this unbearable heat by making winter/holiday cards!  Is it hot where you are?


Clear stamps: Newton's Nook - Newton's Candy Cane
Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
Other:  Diamond Stickles added to kitty's hat, sequins from my stash

This snowflake die-cut window is the offcut from the snowflake on yesterday's card.  I thought it would be purr-fect for a shaker so that's what I made!  

My card was inspired by the Cute Animals theme at Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 75.  Who can resist their sweet inspiration graphic?!


I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas O is for On a Candy Cane UE; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Animals 2/5; Crafting by Designs July AG 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner Red, White, and Blue 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Snowflake(s) UE; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Red, White, and Blue 1/3; Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Optional Santa UE; Let's Craft and Create Red White and Blue 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Red, White, and/or Blue 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Red, White, and/or Blue 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-it-Wednesday The Great Outdoors 3/3; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC74 ~ The Great Outdoors; Tuesday Throwdown The Great Outdoors 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!