STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp is ago wrapping up.The month just seemed to fly by! Helps a little when you're b/vlog hopping, pinning, and tweeting through some awesome stamping projects.
Here is a birthday card I made. I had an idea that I believe Kristina Werner used in a masking technique. Most recently I watched a video over at
Connie Stewart and there is a new set from Stampin' up Christmas presents stamp set that she used to stretch into birthday cards.
I thought my stamp set from Hampton art had more simple outline images for the presents. I did some simple masking to cluster the rows of presents together. The inside sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I hope you enjoyed my card.
Thanks for stamping by!
Here is another card I made. Another coworker is transitioning so of course I made a card at the last minute.
It follows pretty much what I had envisioned but I still think the card it a little 'flat'.
Papers came from the Simon summer it. Sentiment is from lawn fawn (same one i have used on my other farewell cards)
For the sail boat I die cut three copies from white cardstock and layered them up with tombow mono liquid glue. I cut three boats from pattern paper and then mixed and matched. (I thought that the boat die and the boat stamp matched up but sadly they do not. Hence the paper piecing)
I felt like something was missing so I added a strip of paper at the bottom. Even though this was a masculine card I had to add some wink of stella to the clouds and waves. I put some craft foam on the back of the cards for some extra dimension. but still felt it needed something. That's when I wrapped some of the string at the bottom strip. I liked the frayed ends for extra detail.
Simon's STAMPtember is wrapping up. I hope to challenge myself to create a little more before the month is over. Which leads me to ask: what are you working on your end? Halloween cards? fall/thanksgiving? dare I say Christmas/holiday cards? Have fun creating!
I hope you enjoyed the card I made and thanks for stamping by!
I had two cards I wanted to make last night. One is for another co-worker who is leaving. Masculine cards are still hard for me but I borrowed from my feminine layout I made of this card a few weeks back for another co-worker. I have been forcing myself to use the awesome pattern papers that come in the Simon card kits. The pattern paper came from the card kit with the sailboat stamp set and die. maybe it was June? I don't have it in front of me (mobile posting again).
I went a little over board with my sharpie accents. otherwise I like this card. I love that lime green accent strip.
For my anniversary card I had a couple in mind that is approaching their first year. I struggled again with layout. so of course I looked to Google for images. I found one that was more of a tone on tone card but had this yarn or string wrap around. I ended up staining some jute with momento tuxedo black and a wrapped it around my base. The base layer had some versamark stamping on it. I like that subtle stamp image coming through on the darker coloring of the paper. I punched out two hearts ("his and hers") I adhered them over the jute with glue dots. I used some scrap black paper and heat embossed a sentiment from the Simon "smile and Happy" stamp set.
with both cards I used my fiskars corner rounder (which I just 'found' again) and have been using a lot in my last two card making sessions.
I hope you enjoyed the cards and thanks for stamping by!
Another mobile post here, this time with a few wedding cards! I was struggling with getting started with making these wedding cards. You can see I drew upon the inspiration guide for two them by
Laurie Willison and Suzanne Dahlberg
Once I got the creativity jump started I didn't want to stop! but at least I accomplished to make the cards I needed for the upcoming weddings I'll be attending in the next few months. Next on my list are to make a few birthday cards, baby shower card, plus a few "hello" cards... for another weekend I guess.
I hope you enjoyed the cards and thanks for stamping by!
Hello again everyone!
Another mobile post. A couple more belated birthday cards.
The balloon card is similar to the one I did in my "let's celebrate" post. using the most recent stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp kit. Inside sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I repeated the balloons on the inside as well. I used a pre-made card base. (came in a pre-packaged assorted box. gift from a friend) Inks are momento and sss blush pale pink. I added some wink of stella on the balloons for a little sparkle. for the strings I used a pencil.
For the donut card I followed along with Connie Stewart (simplysimplestamping.com). When I saw her video on YT I had someone in mind that I *knew* I needed to make this card. Well, took me about four attempts and lost a circle die in the process. But I really liked the way it turned out. Paper is Neenah. Inks are momento. I added some wink of stella on the 'icing' and white dots with a gelly roll pen.
For the candle card I used the same pre-made card base as the balloon card. Candle stamp came from a previous sss stamp kit (I think it is birthday wishes). Inks are moment (candles) and color box for the flames. I used some paper strips from my scrap pile. Inside sentiment is also from the same stamp kit.
Hoping to get started on my Christmas cards during the holiday weekend (am I behind?!)
Been following on Twitter and YouTube re: crafting happiness:
Check out simonsaysstamp.com/blog for Stamptember goodies and fun. I haven't been "crafting" for long, but looks like a HUGE product release. There is also a creative conference (my words) in October. All the big names will be there, Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen. How much fun that would be!! Price is a little high.. but if I keep this 'hobby' up; maybe one day! :)
Hero Arts (heroarts.com) has revamped their website. They are a local company here and love their products. Plus they have a ton of creative ideas. There are a few give a ways with purchase and free shipping (I think over $50). Fun!
Catherine Pooler launched her "Stamp of Approval" box. All the previews look amazing! Sad to say it is sold out, but the products are to be released in 2016 through their respective companies. I hear Catherine's putting together a Christmas box... I can't wait!
Well thanks again for my geeky moment. I hope to create more frequently through "Stamptember"
Thanks for stamping by! :)
Another mobile post.
After a long weekend I took some time to create.
But first I had to clean up my space (aka the dining room table). It really rings true per Jennifer McGuire that I can "create" a little more easily when my space is clean(er).
For the first card I made a birthday card for a co-worker. I really have gotten away from using paper on my cards and I really love the papers from the most recent SSS card kits. I wanted to make a banner, but don't have banner dies. I used a smaller rectangular die then but out my 'flag' ends. They're all a little irregular. For the sentiment I used the greeting from the birthday bits stamp set. I stamped in momento London fog grey, but really should have used black. I added some dash accents using both a silver and white gelly roll pen.
For the second card I mixed a couple pattern papers from the past card kits, plus a burgundy scrap from past project. I put some craft foam for dimension behind the circle and foam dimensionals behind the sentiment. The sentiment is from lawn fawn. I also added some wink of stella over the pattern on the circle cutout. As well as some white dash lines on the outside of the circle. This card is also for a co-worker who is leaving the office. I thought it came out nicely.
Thanks again for stamping by!
Howdy there and welcome!