Faux Poste Card

This is a quicky since I really need to get going on my Easter cards.  The card design is from Becky Fleck’s Card Maps.  I liked the postage placed on little tiny artisan pages.  I embossed the card itself with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder and used the “Viola” paper collecxtion by Memory Box.

I used the Silhouette for the artisan pages, the stamps, the butterfly and the flourish then stamped the cancellations and the sentiment .

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“Thinking” by Fiskars’ “Just Between Friends”; “Luxe Cancellation” Hero Arts

Stay tuned for two and three-inch Easter cards!

St. Patrick’s Day and baby cards

I have 3 cards to share today.  The first is a St. Patrick’s Day card.  I have never made one of these before, but since I have a friend who celebrates the day I decided to make one to send to her.  This card has it all- stamping, distress ink, Silhouette images, and glittery brads.  Love the brads! The size is 4.5z’ x 5.5″ and the fold is at the top.

 cut_out_shamrock_banner_kit_C00001_96084; clover_flourish_C00994_179086, Inkadinkado background and Great Impressions Scroll & Leaves; Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distressed Inks

This bunny is so cute, and quick to put together.  Next time, though I will probably run all of the pieces through an embossing folder before I assemble it.   Each piece was edged with distress ink before I put it together for more definition.  I used a Cuttlebug border embossing plate at the bottom and then the stamped sentiment and a pearl.  Is it just me or are baby sentiment stamps hard to find?

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After I made this card I realized that I had made this little outfit out of the same paper as the last card I made. Hmm.. guess I really like this color combination!  I used a Cuttlebug border for this card as well but I added a bit of pencil to the indentations to give the design more definition.  This card is pretty close to being clean and simple.

baby_boy_motifs_C00257_31857; Cuttlebug Just My Type folder;Studio G stamp

Acacia tree Clean and Simple Card

I don’t remember where I got this free GSD file for the tree, but it is awesome!  It seemed to be just right for this Clean and Simple (FTL 180) card. I embossed it with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder and then lightly swiped a yellow pigment ink pad across the leafy parts.

The black and yellow cardstock is from a designer pad by Teresa Collins called Carolina Breeze.  It also contains several patterns containing gray. Since gray and yellow are really in right now I will probably make several other cards from this group as well.

The label and the bird are Silhouette files.  It is super fun to cut out a bird that is only 1/2″ in size!

The yellow epoxy sticker in the corner was so old it wasn’t sticking anymore, so I just added a drop of Glossy Accents.  Problem solved, sticker is stuck!

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Silhouette for inchies

I used my Silhouette for a lot of my inchies this month, and it performed even better than I expected.

All of the teacups and the “2 for tea” were cut with it.  These little guys are all smaller than one inch, yet cut very well.  My favorite one is the watercolor background one with the teacup with leaves on it. There are 4 different designs in the set and would work for inchies, cards, and scrapbook pages.

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The POW! glitter paper on the pink cupcake is by American Crafts. It cuts beautifully.  I had tried other glitter papers, but my machine was pretty vocal about not really liking to cut them.  This paper has a great glimmer but doesn’t slough off glitter bits all over.   Very nice.  The middle cupcake was also cut with my Sil using white cardstock, colored with Bic markers and then I added some Stickles for shine.

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The color challenge for this month was teal, cream and orange. I had purchased an American Craft package of pastel colors so I used them for this project.  It has a nice texture on one side and is smooth on the other.  It cuts very well.  It was a lot of fun to just pick my quilt patterns, cut them out and glue them on my inchies.  I used a Sakura glitter pen to do the stitching since a black pen overpowered the designs.

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Finally, I made this Easter inchie book. For all of the right-hand pages I used these Easter blocks.  Love the colors- the American Craft cardstock again.

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These are the left-hand pages.  I tried to cut the letters for the words, but they were just too small, hence the bad handwriting .  I used some leftover shapes from the blocks for these pages as well.  Gets me in the mood for making some Easter cards!