Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stained Glass Poppies

Donna Phelan back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog,
sharing a very simple feminine card with you today.
 
I have used the beautiful Tutti Designs Stained Glass Poppies. 
I have kept my design clean and simple as I wanted this beautiful die to shine through!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I cut the pretty Poppies Frame from Hot Pink Foil.  Again, I always make up sheets of pretty Foiled Paper by using my Mini Minc and Toner Sheets.  It's so wonderful to keep a stash on hand.  I sponged inks on to White card stock in pinks and greens, creating my pretty background.
 
 
 

 
 
My only accents are a little bit of texture from a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and a sheer Pink Ribbon tied into a simple knot.  I did not add anything to the inside nor did I add a sentiment, this way I can use it for any type of Happy Mail!

 
 
Just a wee bit of dimension.  No extra postage needed!
 
 
 
Here's what I used: 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for popping in!

Enjoy~~

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Double D, It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Good Morning!
 
A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Check out this Inspirational Tile!
 
 
 
 
Fa La La La La
 
 
 
 
 
 
I used several dies for this Festive card;
Die Namics, Crossed Stitched Rectangles
Paper Smooches, Foliage 2
Die Versions, Sweet Petite tree
Cheery Lynn, Holly Leaf 4
Impression Obsession, Poinsettia Set Small
 
I cut my 'images' in White card stock so they would POP against the Red background.
 
 
 
 

 
Tree
 
 
 
 
Holly
 
 
 
 

 
Poinsettia
 
 
 
 
 
 
A little strip of Designer Paper in Christmas Plaid.
Red and White Gingham Ribbon.
Sentiment from Gina K Designs, Season's Greetings, stamped in Raven Black ink.
 
Merry Merry!
 
Enjoy~~
 
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!  You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs!
 
 
Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge:
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Happy Birthday, Hank

Hello!  Back again on the Dies R Us Blog
 
 
Today happens to be my Grand Fur Baby, Hank's 4th Birthday! 
So of course, I had to make him a birthday card.  With a new baby in the house
we don't want him to feel neglected....trust me, he is not!
 
 
 
 
 
I used the fabulous Tutti Designs Stained Glass Dog.  Isn't he just the sweetest?  I cut out the frame in Gold Foil, which I created using Toner Paper and my Mini Minc Machine.  Here's a simple tip:  I always create sheets of foil, that way I have a bunch of pretty colors to use my dies on.  I backed the Gold Foiled Frame on to Double Sided Adhesive Paper and then started to fill in the open areas with Glitter in many different colors.  Now let me tell you....do not do it this way!  Ever!  It is labor intensive and the glitter typically does not go where you want it to go.  lol  You may want to try adding all white or clear glitter and then just coloring it with markers.  You could also add a Vellum backing and color on the backside of that to let the colors shine through.  I will definitely use these options the next time!  The Double Sided Adhesive paper really hangs on to the Glitter though, so that's a plus! 
 
 
 
 
 

 
I ended up cutting the frame 3 times to build up some dimension.  A few paw prints and a Puppy Love greeting on the inside and my card was complete. 
 
 
 
 

 
He is quite sparkly!
 
 
 
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
 
And here's a few pictures of our lovable Hank!
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

CAS JOY To The World

Back again!

I finally decided to make 20 CAS Christmas card designs.  This to me, is a mass production.  I know there are some of you who do a lot more than 20.  But I have about 30 Christmas cards made in a variety of themes and I always make 40 Beach Photo Christmas cards (which is a lot quicker than making a 'real' card).  I really would love to scale back, but I fear I may have to make even more.

These will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Star Light Star Bright, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes, and Penny Black, Clean And Simple.

Here is my CAS Christmas card collection.

 
 
I started with a design in pinks, not really what I was going for. 
Sentiments embossed in pink too.
 
 
 

 
Designer Papers by PTI
 
 
 
 

 
 
I switched over to a more rustic look.  Again, using Designer papers by PTI.
Stitched Nesting Stars by Tutti Designs
Stamped Flourish by Stamp Of Approval, Beautiful World Collection
Sentiments also by PTI; Wonderful Words Joy. Heat embossed in White.
 
 

 
 
Today's Tip:  Always make sure when using your Misti that you place the card base in the correct way, otherwise, use a handy dandy piece of Washi Tape to conceal the evidence lol.  Thankfully I only did this once, now who will be the lucky recipient of that?  HA!
 
Thanks for coming by.
 
Merry Merry!
 
 
 

Joy To The World

Good Morning!

I'll have a few quick posts for you today!

This first card will be entered into the Challenges at; Papertrey Ink, Love Of Layers, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes and Stamping Sensations, Winter Trees And Flowers.

 
 
 
I created many layers, in ink and paper. 
 
Papertrey Ink Products; Spruce And Sprigs stamps.
Wonderful Word Joy die. 
Designer Paper; Holiday Flourishes And Swirls.
Corner Punch.
Inks; Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo
So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Raven Black
All colored inks were layered upon each other to bring a bit more depth.
I layered the JOY die cut 3 times to add more dimension.
 
 
 
 

 
Eclipse JOY.
 
 

 
Can you see it. JOY?
 
 
 

 
7 paper layers in all.
 
Thanks for popping in.
 
Enjoy~~


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Good Morning!
Back again for one final post on the Tutti Designs Blog.
 
I am so happy to have been a part of this wonderful Design Team here at Tutti Designs. 
So many wildly talented ladies!  Although I am leaving here I am always around. 
Thanks so much for everything.....especially you, Darlene! 
I am proud to call you my friend!  xoxo
 
This card sums up my feelings to all things Tutti Designs!
 
 
 
I used the fun Nesting Stitched Banners die set.  Aren't they great?!?  This set includes 7 dies.....SEVEN DIES!!!  That's amazing!  Perfect sizes for all of your card making needs!  Typically the banners are used vertically, here I have used them horizontally.  I die cut 5 and placed them on top of a piece of Teal and White Baker's Twine.  Reminds me of celebration flags you would see flapping in the breeze on a boat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I splattered Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Mint on my White card stock panel.  Then stamping my sentiments in Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo inks.  Gina K Designs stamp sets; Let It Snow and Mistletoe Memories.  A very simple card to make, but I just loooooove it!  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink for accent.
 
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HAPPY
HAPPY
JOY
JOY
 
 
Thanks so much for everything!!!
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Poinsettia Tag

Hello!  Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
 
It's the end of November time to get serious about finishing up some Christmas cards!
 
Here's what I have for you today!
 
 
 
 
 
I used the beautiful Memory Box Plush Poinsettia Corner die.  I cut once in White and then in Hot Pink layering the pink petals back in to the white base die.  Check out all of that texture on the pretty petals.  I decided to make a faux window by layering 2 Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags together, leaving just a border.  On the back of the cut I added a piece of Vellum and White card stock--which I also added texture to using a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
 
 
 

 
Cut a smaller Stitched Tag for my sentiment and stamped image. 
 
I love these colors in Turquoise, Pink and White.  Non Traditional Christmas colors for sure, but I like their bright cheery effect!
 
 

 
 
I only adhered the very top of the sentiment tag so you could curl the end of it, this lends just a bit more dimension to the card.
Sheer Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls, which I colored with
Copic Markers to coordinate with my card stock.

Power Poppy stamps; Simple Joys and Glistening Paperwhites.

This card will also be entered into the Challenges at;  Scrapy Land, Anything Goes and Power Poppy, Portion Control
 
Fa La La La La
 
 
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy~~
 
 
 
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Good Morning!

When I saw this Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Photo Ornaments, I knew I just had to play along!
 
I also had the most perfect subject.....any guesses?  lol 
 
I am also entering these in the Challenge at Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.
 
Here we go.........


 
 
Peaceful Penny
 
 
 

 
Sweet, sweet, sweet, Penny
 
 
 

 
Lovely Penny
 
 
 
 
Penelope Joy
 
 
 
 
Sweet Baby Dreams Penny
 
 
 

 
Isn't She Lovely Penny
 
These are so addictive to make and whip up in not time at all.  After picking a few of my favorite photos I began to design them all. 
 
Matching colors and adding just the perfect accents.  They are FUN to make!

Each ornament has 3 layers of the frame cut in colored card stock and
once in a thick chipboard material, they are nice and sturdy.
 
Here are the products I used:
 
Papertrey Ink:
Happy For You, Polka Dot Parade #4 stamps
Shakers & Sprinkles, Fun Frames, Fabulous Frames dies
Jungle Buddies , Wonderful Words Joy stamps and dies
 
Penny Black; Heart Strings die
EK Success; Sentiment Label Punch
 
Inks; Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
 
Accents;
Rhinestones, Ribbons, Baker's Twine, Thick Twine, Pearl Strand,
Ruffle Ribbon, Lace, Enamel Brads, Heart Buttons
 
SO MUCH FUN!!!
 
Thanks for popping in!
 
Enjoy~~
 


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Starry Birthday

Good Morning!
Back again on the Tutti Designs Blog.
 
I have a bright sunshiny Birthday card to share with you today!
 
 
 

 
 
I used these fantastic Nesting Stitched Stars from the Tutti Designs Store.  They are from the November 2016 Release.  A classic design that one NEEDS to have in their stash!  I cut 2 different sizes for each stitched star in pretty bright colored Designer Paper.  The larger star was also cut from a chip board like stock, which makes for a sturdier die cut.




 
 
My sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo ink and the heat sealed using Clear Embossing Powder.  Always a must in my craft room to seal that ink in when using Vellum. 
I am a smudge magnet!  Gina K Designs Birthday Blessings stamp set.
 Candy Dots and Enamel Brads for accents.
 
This car measures 3 1/4" x 7".  Perfect for adding a wee bit of cash inside!
 
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy~~
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Father And Daughter

Good Morning!
Back again on the Tutti Designs Blog.
 
 
This card was made with love, truly.  I have created it for my favorite son in law, Tim! 
(yes, you guessed it, I do only have one....but he is still my very most favorite!) 
My daughter, Lori, and her husband, Tim, just became first time parents
 to a beautiful little girl, Penelope Joy, on October 17th. 
When I saw this fabulous die in the Tutti Designs Store, I knew I had to have it!
 
Now, on with the show!
 
 
 
This card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I will make a matching envelope for mailing.  I used this beautiful Father And Daughter die from the May 2017 Release.   I die cut it twice from Black card stock, layering the 2 together.  This gives the die a little bit more oomph for depth and dimension.
 
 



I displayed my die cuts and sentiment on hand cut panels and at a wonky angle.  I feel this gives the card a bit more interest too.  Adding a few accents using Sheer Ribbon and all manners of Adhesive Rhinestones.
 
 
 

 
 
 
I know this is a vision of what's to come.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Beneath the sentiment stamped in Raven Black ink,  I also stamped many little hearts in Pink Pirouette ink.  Gina K Designs stamp sets; Hand In Hand and Mommy To Be Diva.
A labor of love.
 
 
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you're in need of a Father And Son, then look no further than here:
 
 
 
Also from the May 2017 Release.
 
 
 
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Each Wednesday I will be back to share some new and creative card making ideas with you all!
 
 
Oh and you know I can not create a Post like this and NOT share
another picture of our precious little Penelope Joy!!!  (or 2 or 3...okay 4) lol
 
 
 



 
 

Enjoy~~