Strawberry Best

I saw the challenge at Double D today and got inspired immediately. I found I have 3 sets with strawberries but for this card, I didn’t use any of them.

These strawberries were fussy cut from patterned paper. This paper is a few years old from Sale-a-Bration. It was given as a duo when you spent $100. Well, I did not spend that much money. I purchased the paper and stamp set after the event was over. There are strawberries, leaves, and flowers all over one side of this piece of paper. The back side was used for the top of the card. I saw a video where she had this layout but stamped her strawberries. She mentioned that the punch, which I do not own, would cut out those strawberries. That made me really take a look a the paper and realize I could fussy cut the berries and use them.

The greeting is from Berry Blessing set which goes with the patterned paper. This set is all about blueberries and raspberries. The greeting works great for a strawberry though. It is stamped in Poppy Parade ink which matches the cardstock.

This will be entered in the Double D Challenge:

Maybe I will be back soon with another berry card. It was fun to use items that I haven’t used in quite a while.

Bold Birthday

I created a card this week for someone turning a large number. She likes large cards with bright colors. This card has been mailed and it meets the Double D Challenge for birthday cards.

I used Hobby Lobby papers for this card, except for the white, which is SU. The greeting came from a Paper Pumpkin kit, several years ago. The dies used are Sizzix 5 X 7 Flip-It Framelits designed by Stephanie Bernard.

I enjoy using the Flip-it dies as each card is different. I used twine from my stash.

Thanks for sharing in my card. Our weather has turned back to January cold. I will continue to be creating in my craft room and staying inside.

Stacked Pumpkins Card

Another image that I stamped recently and finally colored. I used patterned paper from Gina K Designs with the fun image from Stampendous.

Recently I learned that the owner of Stampendous was moving her studio to her home. The store and factory have closed so for right now, any new stamps can be purchased from a store near you or online. This image came from someone whose Hardware store was selling all of it’s rubber stamps. The name of this set is Jack Stack. I colored it with several alcohol markers. The patterned paper is from the Grateful Heart pad from GKD. The word Boo is from Feeling Fall from Power Poppy.

This card will be entered in Make the Cards Challenge, Crafting Happiness, Four Seasons, and Double D Challenge. All are about pumpkins or Halloween.

I did enjoy coloring this image. It took me a while to settle on patterned paper, the card layout, and all of the needed pieces. I am happy with the card.

Adding this card to Two Old Bats challenge. Not sure how I missed it…I think I was trying to get the ones I remembered and just missed this one.

Thanks for sharing in my card! I did have fun and it is ready to be mailed to someone whose birthday is Halloween.

Pumpkins and Cat card

A few weeks ago, I stamped several images. Recently I colored a a fun image with stacked pumpkins and a cat.

This is the Feeling Fall image from Power Poppy. I colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out with ovals from Gina K Designs. The card base is Coral Reef from GKD with a layer of Turquoise Sea, and a strip of Slate. The pumpkins on the Turquoise Sea layer are from GKD Autumn Wreath Builder also the smaller ones are from SU Halloween Scares. The cat images and the splatter on the Slate strip are from the same SU set.

The Power Poppy challenge is to use an image with fruit or vegetables. I chose fruit as pumpkins are a fruit due to the seeds.

The Crafting Happiness challenge is all about Halloween. This image definitely fits the Halloween vibe.

The Four Seasons Challenge is to use anything about October. Pumpkins are definitely part of October.

The Double D Challenge is also anything to do with October. I saw pumpkins on the mood board.

I left the greeting off of the front as it would be too busy. I placed it inside. Thanks for sharing the time with me today to view my card.

Lighthouse card

Double D Challenge would like a lighthouse. Retro Rubber challenge is Anything Goes. I decided a recently made card would fit both challenges.

The stamp set used is Beacon by Maymay Made it, released in 2017. I stamped the lighthouse in Lawn Fawn Lobster ink. The birds are from the same set, stamped in Gina K Designs In the Navy ink. The greeting is from a Hero Arts set very retired, from 2011 or 2012, stamped in GKD Black Onyx ink. I added twine to balance the card front.

I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Fish Porthole

I had fun creating a sea of fish card.

I used the Critters in the Sea Lawn Fawn set for the fish. I chose several colors for my under the sea world. I decided to view these bright sea critters through a porthole, which meant I needed a boat. For my boat, I scored the paper with 1/4 inch scores, then used Kraft ink from Gina K Designs to add the boat color. The porthole and card base are made from Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood patterned paper. I found the gems in my stash. The greeting is from a Paper Smooches set.

Thank you for spending time to view my cards. This is my third post for today and will be the last.

Monochromatic Triple Time Stamping

Yes, that is a mouthful! I spent a little time stamping. It has been a while since I just stamped because I wanted to. I chose to create a monochromatic card using ink colors in the same color family.

I used the ink colors Tranquil Teal, Tempting Turquoise, and Ocean Mist, all from Gina K Designs. These are basically a light, medium, and dark in the same color family. I used a set from Stampin Up called Delicate Dahlias for the floral portion of this card. There is an outline of the flower and a solid to fill it in. There is also a leaf in both outline and solid that matches this small flower image. The greeting came from a different Stampin Up set called Happy Thoughts. I decided to add a bit of bling and placed sequins on each flower center and a few near the greeting.

I need to remember to just sit down and stamp and create for the enjoyment rather than for a specific reason. Thanks for stopping by!

Talking Birds

I used a Paper Pumpkin kit for the patterned paper and flowers. I placed a stencil over the pp and added the vines. The stencil is from A Colorful Life. The bird dies and branch are from a Memento set. I used Peacock ink and cardstock which matches the color on the pp. The light green is Mint Macoron and the peach is from Hobby Lobby. It is a close match to the flowers. The greeting and “meep” are from a Paper Smooches set.

As I created this card, I listened to the birds singing outside. I love birds and this was a fun challenge.