SheetLoad of Cards January

I have been watching “call me Crafty Al” for a while on YouTube. I will link her January playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOjF4zwVYrxkvs_TN2Ll0BuJjbjZI8OYN

I made two cards with her January sketch using 6 X 6 paper from Gina K Designs.

#SUYSJan2021

Here is card number two:

#SUYSJan2021

Al shows her process and give instruction through her videos. At the end of the first video, you can download her sketch. This was my first time creating from her sketch. I may do this again using 12 X 12 sheets of paper, which is what her cutting layouts are based on. I have an abundance of 6 X 6, so I pulled out a few sheets, found coordinating cardstock and created two cards. I enjoyed the process as it was different. Thanks for looking!

MSC Dragonfly Birthday

The following card was created for the Mod Squad Fly Away challenge.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/fly-away/

I used two Gina K Designs stamp sets in completing this card. The dragonfly is from Theresa Momber’s The Wetlands 2 and the frame is from Melanie Muenchinger’s Fabulous Rose Frame. I followed an idea from Melanie’s blog and YouTube channel. I used my Misti, forgetting to stamp two frames before removing my stamp. I tried lining the stamps up, and was close but not perfect. This is a live and learn process and decided it would work and I could send it. I added a dragonfly to give a bit more dimension to the wings. I enjoyed making the card and my husband likes it.

Bear in a Basket

I created the following card with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. The stamp set used is a digital images from Lilly of the Valley.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/bears/

I colored the bear with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut him out. The patterned paper is Echo Park. The greeting is from a Stampin Up set. This is my first time using Lilly of the Valley digital images. I have a few and am finding them easy to print and color. Thanks for an enjoyable challenge.

Birthday Party

My card looks like a party with the balloons, party hats, and glitter.

https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/birthday-project-october2020 https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-78/

My niece loves animals, so I chose a few dogs and a cat to get the party atmosphere going. The dogs, cat, hats, and greeting are all from The Stamps of Life. The card base, balloon paper, and the shadow for the greeting are all My Favorite Things cardstock and patterned paper. I die cut an arc of white cardstock with a die that is Simon Says Stamp. I bought it used and I think it may be retired. I placed strips of double sided adhesive on the paper and added glitter. I hope it stays put without falling all over the place as my sister may not be happy when her daughter opens it.

This was fun to create! The MFT Birthday challenge needs balloons. The patterned paper took care of that requirement. The SSS challenge is an Anything Goes one, which I love to participate in.

On Point Birthday

I made a card following the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers.

On Point Birthday

I used Lawn Fawn stamps sets, Year Ten for the cactus and greeting, and Simply Sentiments for the circle. I think this is the first time I have stamped and colored the cactus. Here is Tanya the featured stampers card that I chose to CASE: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2964112?&cat=500&ppuser=64917

Basically I kept her layout and colors, but used a different cactus and greeting. Of course I added googly eyes! I enjoy honoring a featured stamper when I have the time and find an idea.

Panda Birthday

I have enjoyed stamping today. This card will be for a niece turning 3 years old next month.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/09/challenge-144-anything-goes.html http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/09/challenge-181.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-animal-antics-4/ http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2020/09/seize-birthday-200th-challenge-with.html

The Party Panda set was released in early 2018 and the numbers, confetti and balloons stamp was part of March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, all from Stampin Up. I love using my older stamps and the Retro Rubber Challenge is perfect for this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is Animal Antics, so the panda qualifies as an animal doing a human job, holding balloons. Always Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes and those are always enjoyable to participate in.

Seize the Birthday is celebrating their 200th birthday. I took bright colors, confetti, balloons, and the numbers all from the logo. Happy Birthday! This was a fun challenge to make a card for.

Birthday Cards continued

Recently I shared several birthday cards created to find the perfect one for the younger daughter’s birthday. Now, I will share two cards in the quest for the older daughter’s birthday.

Cake slice Birthday

I created the one above in blues as that has been a favorite color of hers for several years. However, it didn’t really make me happy as the best choice.

I tried a card in several colors that I posted https://stampbuddies.blog/2020/08/19/cupcake-celebration/ and it is a nice birthday card, but once again, was not a good fit for this daughter.

Celebrate!

This card was the winner! She is currently loving purple. This card is a bit more sophisticated, I think, with the purple flowers cascading over the cake. I borrowed the embossing folder from DD2 for this card, as it was perfect. Funny, how my husband thinks I own everything and sometimes I do not own the item I really need to kick a card up a notch. The flowers have a lot of sparkle from the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and the glitter pen. She liked her card. She just turned 26 and I think it is a perfect card for a young lady.

Many Birthday cards

I have been busy the last several days off and on, making birthday cards. These cards were created in trying to find the perfect card for my pink, sparkle loving daughter. Her birthday was on Monday and she turned 21.

Sunray Birthday

While this card is festive and pink, it didn’t scream my daughter. I used Echo Park patterned paper and Massive Messages by Gina K Designs.

Tropical Birthday with Bird

This card was created with The Stamps of Life product. I watercolored each of the images on Bristol paper using a water brush and Tombow markers. I love this bird, flowers, and layout, but it didn’t scream the daughter I was trying to create the card for. Someone else will love this card.

Birthday Cupcake with Banner

This is the winner for this daughter’s birthday. She loves pink and a lot of sparkle. The cupcake is a die from Sizzix designed by Stephanie Bernard. I had paper with double sided adhesive on the back so it made it easy for adding the layers. This is a mixture of two sets, Bloom by Bloom and Hip Hip Hooray both Stampin Up. I used the Bow Easy tool for the bow. She loved her card.

Celebrate

This card combines several challenges.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-1-14-birthday-challenge.html https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc501 https://modsquadchallenge.com/patterned-paper-trio/

I followed MFT Sketch 501 for the layout. I chose the owl from SU Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set. He needed balloons to celebrate, so the balloons and sentiment came from Paper Smooches Hallooballoo set with the hat coming from Noggin Toppers, also from Paper Smooches. The patterned paper is from Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot pack. I used MFT white paper for the cardbase and layer.

I had fun with the sketch and combining many stamps to make a fun celebratory image.

This will also be posted on Split Coast Stampers in the MISTI Monday challenge.