Thursday, March 24, 2016

Some Bunny Loves Me Easter Card


Happy Easter to Everyone! 
A little early I know, but somewhere in the world it's already Friday :)

Been a little while since I last shared anything... took a little trip to San Francisco with my hubby last week and got back Sunday to a couple of really sick kids. They picked up a nasty stomach virus and seems so did the rest of the family. I guess it was a good thing we were gone. They are all better now, but my daughter lost 7lbs and my son lost 5 lbs in one day! Crazy!!!

Anyways back to my post! 
Today I want to share some really cute Easter cards I made to share with the kiddies in our lives. 


The files for the card come from SVG Cuts.
Card base I used comes from the latest FREE SVG file -> click HERE for the FREE download
The bunny comes from the Spring Bunnies SVG Collection.

Theses cards were fairly easy and quick to put together!


 The Stamp I used on the inside comes from Craftsmart (Micheal's Dollar Bin)


Wish you all a very blessed Easter Weekend!
Hope you liked my simple Some "Bunny" Loves Me Easter Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Magical Birthday Rainbow Shaker Card


I think I may have some card issues! 
I just can't stop making them! 
It feels good having a little card collection ready go go for when I need one :)

Today I want to share with you a really fun interactive card.
How cute did this Magical Birthday Rainbow Shaker Card turn out?!


Soon as I saw this rainbow die, I just had to have it. Then I thought I can't have a rainbow without clouds so I had to get some too!

I think I may have to start picking up some more shifts at the hospital since I can't stop spending money at Simon's!


Here is how I finished the inside.


For those interested in the supplies I used here is my Recipe:

  • Stamps - Rainbow of Happiness - My Favorite Things
  • Ink - Paintbox Pigment Inks - Colorbox
    • Salty Ocean - Distress Ink - Tim Holtz 
    • Tuxedo Black - Memento
  • Stamp Positioner - my own DIY Stamping tool
  • Dies - Stitched Rainbow - My Favorite Things
    • Puffy Clouds - My Favorite Things
    • hearts - Holiday Shapes - Simon Says Stamp Die
    • Stitched Rectangle - Simon Says Stamp Die
  • Die Cutting Machine - Big Shot - Sizzix
  • Cardstock - Neenah Solar White 80lbs
    • Black Layer - Hello Sunshine -Pink Paislee
  • Shaker Mixsequins Pretty Pink Posh, Martha Stewart Glitter, Recollections Microbeads and Clear Seed beads.


Hope this card has inspired you today.
I have the perfect person in mind for this card and I hope they will love it :)


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Linking up with: 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Sending Love - Watercolour Smooshing


I am having so much fun trying out different card techniques. 

I had no idea what watercolour/ink smooshing was until until I saw Kristina Werner do it in one of her videos. If you want to learn more about it, there are lots of great videos on You Tube. 
SO easy to do and the results look amazing! 

Just love this!


Here is the recipe for this card:
  • Stamps (hearts) - Stampology - Autumn Leaves (old set, maybe discontinued)
    • (YOU, Love, small hearts) - Love Stamp and Cut - Hero Arts
    • (Hugs and) - Prayers - Simon Says Stamp Coordinating Set
  • Ink - distress inks - Seedless Preserves, Picked Rasberry, Fired Brick - Tim Holtz
    • Tuxedo Black - Memento
  • Embossing Powder - Gold - Recollections
  • Stamp Positioner - my own DIY Stamping tool
  • Dies  (black craft foam) - Sending - Simon Says Stamp Wafer Die 
  • Die Cutting Machine - Big Shot - Sizzix
  • Cardstock - Neenah Solar White 80lbs

As you can see I used a variety of different stamps to create the card sentiment I wanted. Mix and match all your supplies, don't be afraid to do that. I have always done that with any of my projects, it's a great way to stretch out your supply stash and creating something totally new!

Here is what the inside looks like.


This card really didn't take long to make. I'm sure I will be making more cards using Watercolour Smooshing technique in the future! Hope this has inspired you to give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Linking up with:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says: Touchy Feely

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

DIY Flower Vase Shaker Card


Hey everyone!

I have a bunch of birthdays coming up, so I wanted to stock up and make a few cards to have on hand using supplies that I have been hoarding and hadn't tried out yet! Anyone else have that problem? LOL!

Today I want to share with you a really cute DIY Flower Vase Shaker Card.
This will make the perfect birthday card for one of the ladies in my life!
Who doesn't love flowers?!


The first thing I did for this card was stamp and clear ink emboss with WOW! embossing powder onto some 80lb Neenah cardstock. The stamps I used for this card come from Stampendous - Bouquet for you set. I then water coloured the images in staying with the wells of the embossed areas. Once I was happy with the colouring I loaded the paper onto my Silhouette PixScan mat, scanned it and did the trace of the image and then cut them out!

Here is a cell phone pic I took after the cut (sorry for the bad quality).
I can't tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE my PixScan mat! No fussy cutting required!!!
Click HERE for previous tutorial on the PixScan.


Want to know where I got the vase cut out?!
It is actually a die piece to cut out bows from American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Fine and Dandy (the banner also came from this die set). When I cut out the top layer of the card I made sure that my big shot would stop cutting the bow by having the top plate end where the bottom of the vase would be. I then just used a craft knife to cut the piece out. So easy right? Sometimes you just have to look at the supplies you have in a different way to stretch out your collection!


The rest of the shaker was assembled like any other shaker card. I used some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, Martha Stewart Glitter and some Recollections Microbeads. I then added the top layer of the card to a piece of coordinating green scrap I had and mounted it onto A-6 Card base.

Hope this DIY Flower Vase Shaker Card, has inspired you to create something similar and maybe look at supplies you have in a whole different way!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)