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!!
Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde with this week’s fourth sneak peek for January’s Flavor of the Month card kit. This month is “All About the Boys” and if buffalo plaid isn’t a great fit for masculine cards I don’t know what is! I am excited to share today’s card with you and also tell a quick story of some confusion I had and maybe clear it up for you all too in case you have the same question I did. So here is my card which I created using collection two “Buffaloed”.
When I got my kit in the mail and opened and was pouring over all the collections I came to this collection and read the sentiments and thought “What in the world does Buffaloed mean?” I’m getting accustomed to not knowing new songs, new slang, and new actors/actresses. I thought I had new slang to learn but nope turns out it’s just a word I wasn’t familiar with. It means to be intimidated, so the way I used it on this card is saying “Don’t get buffaloed (intimidated). Stand your ground! Have a wild birthday!” Perfect for someone who may be facing a milestone birthday I think.
That’s it for this sneak peek I hope you find some inspiration and maybe a new vocabulary word 😉 . Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to check out this card. Don’t forget it’s sneak peek week so check out the other peeks from previous days and come back tomorrow for the last one before the big reveal!
What better way to ring in the new year than by introducing an all new release from SFL! I created today’s card using the Winter Fairies stamp set, the Fairy House stamp set and Winter in Pink paper pad. These items work perfectly together or separately whatever you are wanting to create whether it be a birthday card, encouragement or just general well wishes these elements will help get you there.
I know I love it when a collection can work together and separately and SFL has made it easy for you to either choose the entire New Release bundle or just the individual pieces you want. This is a beautiful collection and I hope to be back soon with more creations to show off. I hope your 2020 is getting off to a great start and thank you for stopping in to check out this fantastic new release from SFL!
Good Morning and Happy Thursday fellow crafters! Katie here from 2CrafyKaties to share with you a card using Sunny Studio Stamps “Summer Picnic” and Echo Park’s 6x6 “Good Day Sunshine” paper pad! This month’s theme uses products that focus on celebrating the outdoors, nature, camping, and being under the stars!
Here is what I created:
I love sketches! I have a few favorites that I check out every week. As I was getting ready to create this card, I had no idea what I was going to make. Sketches to the rescue! I started (and finished) with Sketch Saturday #572!
Greetings friends and fellow crafters. It’s LeeAnn and I am here today with my first post for Scrapping For Less in for June 2019. I had so much fun while making this card, using Avery Elle’s “Sea-Prise” stamp set and I hope you enjoy it.
To start off I used Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides to make my cover layer. I used an MFT Stencil (Make Waves) to create the scene. Once dry, I spritzed on some water to help with the look.
I then stamped the schools of fish using the Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide. I stamped the Shark and Pufferfish using GinaK Amalgam Black Ink, and stamped the sentiment with the same. I cut out my images with the Scan N Cut and colored with Artist Loft Alcohol Markers.
My layers were put together using GinaK Connect Glue. I love the ease of use for this little bottle.
I found myself in need of some birthday cards and I remembered this sweet March 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit in my stash called It’s All About Ice Cream. The perfect kit to replenish my birthday card stash!!
For all of the cards I created, I went with a pretty simple design… I started with a 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper from the collection. Some of those I mat on a piece of 5-3/8 x 4-1/8″ piece of coordinating card stock… some I just left as is and adhered to a white card base.
This first card I watercolored and die cut with a wonky rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Flavor of the Month Year 1 sentiment stamp set and then popped it up on the card with foam tape. I added a few sequins and that was it for card one.
For my second card, I added a strip of the pretty ribbon that I adhered to the back of the patterned paper. I then stamped the cute Flavor of the Month Logo stamp masking the center so I could stamp Happy Birthday from the FOTM Year 1 sentiment stamp instead. I just used a ruler and a Memento tuxedo black marker to add the masked lines back in and then stamped the sentiment. I colored the image using the following Copic markers ~ R14, R20, R29, B02, B21, BG000, BB01, BG45, E0000, E00, E23, E25, Y15. I fussy cut the focal image and then popped it up on the card. I added a few red sequins and this one was done.
For my third card I had to get creative because I didn’t have a full 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper left over so I combined two papers and mat them on a green piece of card stock. This card was pretty simple… I utilized the fantastic cut-a-parts included in the patterned papers. I mat this particular one on red card stock and then popped it up on the card. I added a few of the Silver Glossy Dots and then decided I wanted to also use the cute Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set.
I thought it would be fun to add a gift card for an ice cream shop (only had this gift card to show… sorry!) inside so I paper pieced the ice cream tub using the papers from this collection and adhered it on a strip of the same patterned paper that I had stamped the sentiment. I colored the little bit of ice cream using R20, E27, E51. I left the bottom portion of the card empty so I can write my birthday wishes to the recipient.
Now getting creative again, I cut the music note patterned paper in half and adhered it along with the green/white polka dot paper to the mat of orange card stock. I mat another cut-a-part paper onto red card stock and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I used my last five Silver Glossy Dots to finish off this card.
My last card came together pretty simply with the layers of patterned paper and the addition of the tag. I stamped the Ice Cream Marci directly on the tag along with the sentiment and then set the tag aside. I stamped Ice Cream Marci again on a scrap piece of white card stock and then paper pieced her shirt with the pink/white polka dot paper. I colored her in with the following Copic markers E0000, E00, E17, E23, E27, E47, E49, B91, B95, RV10, RV14, RV21. I then fussy cut her out and adhered her to the tag. I added some pink and white ribbon that I tied off with some twine… all from my stash. I then popped up the tag on the card and called this last card done!
Hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with a fun project I made using the Lawn Fawn “Hippo Birdie” stamp set and the Lawn Fawn “Ocean Wave Accents” Die. Both of these products are available in the Scrapping For Less Shop.
To make this project I took the Ocean Waves die and used it on my image 3 times in a diagonal from bottom left to top right. I then used my Tim Holtz Travel Platform and stamped the Hippo stamp 3 times with Nuvo Metro Grey ink on Grey Cardstock. I then stamped the Birdie 2 times in Memento Dandelion Yellow on yellow cardstock. I used the matching dies to cut the Hippos and Birdie’s out. I affixed the hippo’s in the cuts using double stick tape on the back. I then layered that panel on a piece of SnoCone Cardstock, cut to size, rounded the corners then did the same with a panel of Night Shift Blue cardstock, again trimmed to size and rounded the corners. My final panel was white that I had a little fun with Broken China Distress Oxide and a blending sponge. The “Hippo Birdie To You” is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink.
So late July my husband and I took a day and visited Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. It is less than an hour from home and we haven’t been since January 2010, it was time. One of my favorite parts of the day was watching this Hippo, he was swimming around his pool having a blast with a tree branch pulling it from one end of the pool to the other and back again. This is the inspiration for my project.
Hope you liked my project today.
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Hi Everyone, it’s Stacy here from Craftaholicmomma up on the Scrapping for Less blog. Today I have lots to share with you. In fact I have 30 cards to share with you. I was able to get back into my groove of obliterating the card kits to see how many cards I could get from it. I was “Up North” (northern Minnesota) on vacation when I had a chance to play with this kit. I was only able to bring a small amount of supplies so I was not able to use any of the dies or embossing folder as I didn’t want to lug my heavy big shot with me. I did bring my Brother Scan N Cut as I thought I would have more versatility with that.
So while my husband, my father in law and my nephew were out on the lake fishing every night, I sat at the table and crafted, making cards. I hope you like them and find inspiration.
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