Monday, October 26, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

 It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

These papers came from a 12 x 12 pad.  This is another Sheetload design.  

I actually cut 50 of the pieces for my friend to assemble for her church.  She needed to do the sentiment.  The die I used is from Altenew.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  They still make beautiful creations.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


 Last week I made a canvas and fussy cut all these flowers and leaves from a paper pad.  After I had completed the canvas (it did turn out beautiful) I had leftovers so I decided to make some cards for fall.

I found a perfect background in my background box with yellow's and pinks on it so picks up the colors of the yellow flowers and the reddish leaves.  I thought it was a perfect backdrop for all the florals.  I did die cut some leaves out of gold card stock to add to the bouquet.  I laid all the florals on the card and then decided to add foam to the back of the large focal point.  The remainder of the flowers and die cuts were adhered directly to the background with glue.  The grateful is stamped on a piece of leftover paper.  I cut it to go across the card front and added a thin strip of gold cardstock to the bottom of the sentiment strip.  Gold Stickles was added to the center of the flowers to give a little sparkle.  I also used Wink of Stella (clear) on other parts of the floral image.  This card is A2 size.

This card is a 5 x 7 card.  I found a background in my background box that had the perfect yellow/orange colors to use as a backdrop for my floral design.  The card was made the same as the card above.  I only added the simple grateful sentiment to the card.  I am giving this to my doctors.  They are a husband and wife and they have been my doctors for many years.  I wanted them to know I am grateful for the care they have given me over the years.  I have a doctor appointment so I can hand deliver it.   

I am adding this to the wonderful cards at The Sisterhood of Crafters where the challenge is layers

I am also adding it to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the challenge is to Layer It Up.

 There are lots of layers on these two cards.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Clean and Simple Snowman

 I am working on getting more Christmas cards made and since Christmas is fast approaching I need to find some simple designs.

The current challenge at CAS on Friday is Plaid.  I shamelessly copied one of the designs.  I love plaid paper and every time I see a pretty piece of plaid paper I buy it but when I want to make a card using plaid, do you think I can find a piece of plaid paper.  Luckily this plaid paper was in a 6 x 6 pad of Christmas paper so the plaid is a smaller scale so is perfect for a card.  The snowman and sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  This card could also work for a winter card with that sweet sentiment.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

 It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

The first picture is another set of cards made with a previous Sheetload of Cards design.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Give Thanks - Another Fall Card

 I love to make fall cards and I really should be making Christmas cards because I do not have enough.  

I have a beautiful 6 x 6 pad from Prima that I bought this fall.  It is so lovely.  Last week I spent some time fussy cutting a bunch of images out of a piece of paper.  Today when I saw the new challenge at Sunday Stamps - a sketch - it said - use that beautiful Prima paper.  Who am I to ignore paper when it talks to you.

Here is the sketch.

The small images inside the square were the images I fussy cut.  I thought this paper asked to be distressed so I got out my little Tim Holtz distresser and went to town.  The two focal point images and the strip of black checked paper are layered with fun foam to give it some dimension.  I tied a dark brown bow around the strip of paper.  After I assembled my card, I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the focal point and to all the leaves in the background paper.  This was a fun card to make.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October Twofer Challenge

 I like challenges that make you think - how can I use the same stamp, die or stencil in two different ways on two different cards.  Twofer is the challenge for this.

The October Twofer challenge is Silhouettes.

The stamp is from Gina K.  I pulled the background for this card from my background box.  I stamped the silhouette stamp all across the bottom of the card front with distress oxide ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

The rectangle was done with distress oxide inks.  The silhouette was stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was done the same way.  I matted it with blue and added to a white card base.  Three clear embellishments were glued to the front of the card.

I love this stamp set.  I have used it already on many cards.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Oldie Moldie Monday

 It is Monday, time to show some love for your old supplies.

I have been making some birthday cards for a person who gives them to resident's at different nursing homes.  What a good way to use some of your old supplies and hopefully bring a smile to someone's face.

These papers are from a 6 x 6 pad and use a recent Sheetload of Cards sketch.  I really liked this sketch.

Remember your old supplies still make beautiful cards.