Chase’s 11th Birthday

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday

The Sisterhood of Crafters Happy Birthday theme is right in time for our oldest grandson’s birthday next week. OMG…how can hw be 11 years old! I made my birthday card for Chase using Taylored Expressions Balloon Party layering stencils, SimonSaysStamp large Happy Birthday die and Gina K Designs Applemint, Turquoise Sea and Wild Lilac ink.

After die cutting the sentiment in a turquoise card stock, I decided to die cut it from my stenciled panel. I die cut the sentiment one more time, stacked the three die cuts into the panel. I carefully added some of the surrounding letter pieces to the sentiment panel.

I’m a little undecided if I want to add a sentiment strip to the front of this card. Maybe something in block printing. After making this card my hubby and I laughed wondering if Chase could read the sentiment since they do no teach cursive writing in their school district. I just don’t understand that!!

Thanks for stopping in for a peek.

Crafty hugs

I created a card to send to a person receiving treatment for Breast Cancer. She is in process and ready to begin radiation soon. This was a request at Splitcoast Stampers. I hope this card brightens her day and takes her mind off of things for a short time.

Crafty Hugs

This card has a lot of pink. This person loves pink and this occasion fits pink. This pink is Polished Pink, which is a current In-Color from Stampin Up. Most of the marker colors are this year’s In-Colors with the neutral colors of tan and gray mixed in. I used a kit from Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System from August 2020. I tried the club sets for a while, but was not learning quickly so stopped receiving them. This person is a hair dresser, so the request also mentioned adding scissors. I knew scissors were on this plate, so I thought it would be a good option for the card. She is also crafty and makes cards when she is well.

I have been learning the Hot Foil System and having success. The paper is the key. I am using Hammermill paper most of the time. It works wonderfully and I have had success more time than not with this paper. Gina K Designs paper also works well when using colored paper as it has a smooth finish. I have had a few hiccups with that paper and a solid plate to foil, but most of the time, those cardstocks give good results. Taking photos of the foiled cards are tricky. I received help getting a successful photo where the sentiment was readable.

Thanks for sharing in my card that I feel is a foiling success.

Turquoise Flowers

It’s Color Week at  Just Us Girls using yellow, green and turquoise. I used the layered sunflower from the Hero Arts September 2020 kit sponged with the following inks by Gina K Designs: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea and Tranquil Teal. The leaves are Grass Green and Lucky Clover. The die is also from the kit. The shadow layer is Lemon Drop and the sentiment is Turquoise Sea on a Lemon Drop card base. Thanks for stopping by to take a peak.

Blue Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always hard to make when they’re needed. This has become my quick and CAS sympathy card that I try to keep on hand. I’ve done this in the past in shades of gray, but wanted to change it up a bit. I stamped the sentiment from Extra Grand Sentiments by JustRite in Ocean Mist.  The butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies Kit from Simon Says Stamp was stamped in Sea Glass. The card base is Ocean Mist. I’m entering this in the Perfectly CAS challenge to make a sympathy card. Thank you for stopping by to view my card.

Pumpkin Boo!

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge

My second card for the October Anything Halloween Goes challenge with The Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge is inspired by the pumpkins on the inspiration board. My pumpkins were stamped in black ink using a Recollections Halloween stamp set and the Gina K Designs Wicked for my sentiment. The trees were die cut using a SimonSaysStamp Ghouls & Tree dies, a few bats and ghosts were also added to my color burst background.

Not too spooky for this card.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Fall weather will be coming our way on Sunday in Pennsylvania after a very warm Saturday. We were able to attend our granddaughter’s soccer game and she scored 3 goals but the softball game was rained out! Bummer!!!

The Cauldron

Make The Cards Challenge #37

There is a Theme Challenge of Halloween Witch with the Make the Cards Challenge that I decided to join in the fun.

My witch is a stamp from Outlines – Hampton Arts which I stamped multiple times in black ink and colored with some markers. I wonder why most of my witches have red hair? LOL….it may be type casting on my end. I added a few bats and some patterned paper to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Leaves of Fall

The Four Seasons Challenge

Joining a new to me challenge with The Four Seasons Challenge Anything Goes Fall challenge today with my card. Not too much stamping with the exception of the sentiment from GKD’s Autumn Silhouettes stamp set from the Festive Fall card kit. My leaves were die cut from some patterned papers using SimonSaysStamp’s Maple dies, adding some plaid paper from my stash and liquid pearls in buttercup.

Fun challenge and I focused on the fall colors in the inspiration board.

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Golden bells

I used older stamps on this card with the Retro Rubber Challenge in mind.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/10/challenge-169-anything-goes.html

I used two stamp sets in this card: SU Blended Seasons (2018) and GKD Christmas Greenery (2016). This card has a lot of gold on it as it is also part of the MISTI Monday Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers where the celebration of the 50th challenge is going on and gold is the theme.

The Blended Seasons stamp set is red rubber, so the foliage will not curve easily, so my wreath is not as round as a photopolymer stamp would produce. The gold in the bells and foliage were colored with a gold gel pen. I made my own gold paper with embossing powder.

Three Little Pumpkins

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge October Anything Goes

Finishing up on my Halloween cards and getting ready to mail them but decided I needed a little cute in my stash. Using Simon Says Stamps Boo Day stamp set and taylored Expressions mini slim line window die and square window frame, I made this mini slimline card. Super cute to my eyes and will be sent off to our youngest granddaughter, Alexandra.

This card will be entered in the Two Old Bats Anything Halloween October challenge. I was inspired by the pumpkins on their mood board.

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