Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie and today I’m sharing a few Summer themed memory dex cards that I’ve created for my spinner to keep track of the birthdays in my life, be it family or friend. I’ve been struggling this year with sending out birthday cards… not sure if it’s just a 2020 thing, but I got to thinking that it sure would be handy to have a way to keep track of those birthdays in a more efficient way.
So I happened to have some Summer themed papers on my desk and I got to thinking that I’d just start with those!! I also had the new fabulous Barn Create-A-Dex die on my desk… so naturally, I used it!! I started by die cutting the stitched barn die from the pretty papers. I used a piece from the Strawberry Fields paper pad, the Rustic Watermelon paper pad, and the Golden Beach paper pad. And then I also pulled out my ephemera pieces… Strawberry Fields ephemera and Rustic Watermelon ephemera (looks like that is sold out). I didn’t have any Golden Beach ephemera so I just cut a bunch of images out of two different patterned papers. I just love how easy these cards came together.
Let’s have a closer look…
I used a red card stock from my stash for the memory dex card base. I adhered the beautiful Strawberry Field patterned paper that I had die cut with the stitched barn die. Then I adhered the leaves and jam jar ephemera pieces. I popped up the strawberry ephemera piece with foam squares and then I just trimmed June from an old calendar set that I had from a couple of years ago. I mat it on the same red card stock and adhered it to the card. I wanted to add a bit of ribbon and decided to just punch a couple holes in the card and tie the bow through there… it was pretty easy. I’m going to die cut another piece of red card stock with the base die and adhere it to the back just to make the whole card a little more stable.
I also added a little Nuvo aqua shimmer to the strawberry ephemera piece. You can see a little bit of the sparkle in this photo.
For my July memory dex card, I die cut a base of black card stock and then adhered the pretty Rustic Watermelon patterned paper. I also die cut the red heart from that same paper (it’s the other side of the double sided patterned paper). I covered up the black hole with the cute ephemera pieces and the red patterned paper heart. I also punched a couple holes in the card and added a bit of white baker’s twine. And to finish this one off, I added a few white enamel dots… oh, and a little sparkle to the watermelon slice in the gnomes hand with the Nuvo aqua shimmer pen. I’m also going make this one a bit more sturdy by die cutting another black base.
And my last card… which just may be my favorite! My base for this one uses my all time favorite card stock… Tempting Turquoise. I adhered the pretty star fish patterned paper from the Golden Beach paper pad to the base and adhered the bikini, life preserver, and sunblock bottle directly to the card. I then popped up the flip flops and seashell. I mat ‘August’ with the same turquoise card stock and adhered it to the card.
I also added some shimmer to the flip flops and the seashell. I wish it showed up better in the photos. So now I have three memory dex cards done!! Woo hoo! I think I’ll do the Fall months using papers from the September 2020 FOTM Card Kit Orchards & Patches. I’ll try to remember to share them in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share group. Well, that’s it for me this week! I’ll see you next Friday for my sneak peek of the new October kit!! You are going to love love love it!!
The patterns in this collection are so beautiful they don’t need a whole lot of extras. They’re stunning enough on their own.
I used a sentiment stamp set by The Greeting Farm and various sizes of EK Success Circle punches, both from my stash. The glitter strip is a peel off from Love From Lizi, also from my stash. Tangy Orange Cardstock from Scrapping for Less layers the pattern papers beautifully.
Hello Everyone and Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a Memory Dex card I made using several SFL products! First I die cut 100lb white card stock for my “base” using the “Create a dex” Barn die. I wanted a gold glitter edge that matches some of the “gold glitter” in the Bird Talk pattern paper that I chose to use for this project so I used Versamark Ink and a gold glitter embossing powder. I heat set that and put aside to cool. I then die cut “GO Wild” from a piece of pattern paper from the same pad and black card stock. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere the pattern paper words offset onto the black card stock words.
I put the Memory Dex card together and wanted an image to fill the space on the right. I chose one of the bird images from the “Bird Talk” stamp set; I stamped it with Copic Friendly Ink and colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image and added to the Memory Dex with foam adhesive. All that was left is adding a little Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the bird and 3 dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Dandelion.
I colored my image with real brush markers and blended it out with a water brush. This is a quick and easy way to get some color and shading on an image.
For my sentiment strip I used a ribbon slot paper punch to create a slot for the sentiment strip to go through. This way I didn’t cover up any of the adorable image, but could still have the sentiment front and center. The punch wasn’t quite wide enough for the my sentiment strip, so I punched it 1.5 times. 🙂
I just happened to have a few pieces of the gorgeous Cozy Fall papers left over and they were absolutely perfect for this card design. I love sweaters! I’m a sweater loving, Fall loving kinda gal and the beautiful designs in these papers just make my heart happy!
And since I was already planning on making a couple more Fall cards to send out, it just made sense to use my favorite Autumn Blessings die! This die does take a bit of patience as there’s four separate pieces (not including the dot for the ‘i’), but once you have it all adhered together it is SO worth it!!
This was the first card I made while planning out my design. I love love love that floral piece behind the focal piece. The rich reds and greens on the black background is just stunning. I pulled my color palette for the cards from the papers and I think they turned out really pretty!
I used the following Copic Markers for these cards:
Leaves ~ YG03, YG63
Berries ~ R000, R37
Flowers ~ YR14, YR15, YR21, YR24
Mug ~ E41, E43
Grounding ~ N0, N1
Here’s the two cards together. You can check out my process video for my card… here!
Surprise! I have a bonus card to share! I also had these scraps left over from my Cozy Fall paper pack and whipped up a quick card using a sentiment from the Sweater Weather stamp set along with a “Happy” die from my stash. And to finish it off I stamped the heart, also from the Sweater Weather set, a few times… even stamping off once to get a lighter heart. I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink for this little bit of stamping. Go check out these fabulous Fall products in the SFL shop!!
That’s it for me this time! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde sharing a card I made using several goodies from SFL. This time of year I find myself wanting to make Fall, Halloween, and Christmas cards. What I don’t typically find is enough time, am I right? The card I am sharing with you today has the colors that make me think of Fall and the critters too.
Here is a rundown of what went into making this card:
This card came together very easily and would have been a quick card but I decided to fussy cut out the figures instead of using my Scan n Cut which I almost immediately regretted. Those moose antlers are no joke! I love the way it turned out and look forward to sending it on to some friends.
Thank you for stopping in today, I hope you will make some time for yourself and get creative.
Happy Monday! As Fall proceeds at rapid speed, I’m reminded it’s time to think about Holiday Gifts. One of the things I like to do is make blank card sets for friends/family/co-workers. These sets are always welcomed and a great way to participate in inexpensive gift exchanges, Secret Santa or White Elephant type events.
Do you make card sets for gifts? I used to worry about the number of cards in a set, but I soon realized those I gift them to, do not care and it’s less stressful for me! Thank You So Much for stopping by! Have a great week!
I also used the SFL Sketch Challenge #8 card sketch. You can see my full process video HERE.
The card sketch makes it easy and gives you all the measurements. I used a navy cardstock panel as my mat and then cut the patterned paper into 3 inch strips. I just trimmed those strips down so that the patterned paper would look like it created one solid 3 by 8 inch panel on top of the navy card mat.
I used a 2 3/4 inch stitched circle die to cut out my colored image and then a 3 inch circle die to cut another piece of the navy cardstock to mat my image. This circle then covered the seam where my 2 patterned paper pieces meet up on the card.
I added an orange strip to play off the orange in my colored image and used the sentiment “Happy Pumpkin Spice Season” from the stamp set. I finished off my card with some orange enamel dots left over from a recent Flavor of the Month card kit.
Thanks for checking out my card today! I hope you’re all having a crafty day!
Hello there, crafty friends! It’s Alicia a.k.a Crafty Al and I’m so excited to be back to share some more Fall inspiration using some Scrapping for Less products!
For my card today I used the Neutrals Vol. 1 paper pack, along with the Give a Hoot? stamp set to create a cute, quick and easy card. The sentiment I chose was “Owl always look out for you!” and could be sent out for many occasions/situations.
To color my images today I used my homemade gamsol marker along with some colored pencils. This is a great way to smooth out those colored pencil lines without paper stumps.
I decided my owl looked like it was hanging in space, so I brought in the tree from the stamp set and turned it into a branch. To do this I had to do some masking – I just love the reveal.
To finis the card off I stamped my sentiment onto a fishtail strip and added some yellow gems to match the beak and feet. If you would like to see how I made today’s card, please click on the image below…