Saturday, June 16, 2018

Male Card, Just Because or Sympathy Card

I am loving some of the new stamp sets, and with Fathers Day this weekend I needed to make a card quick!

During my weekly Make A Card Monday over on Periscope (live streaming app), I made this card.  I love the sentiment, which you could use on any card for that someone special.

My father passed on this life about 16 years ago, and this time of year especially.  Because literally he taught me everything I know, and how I act...well for the most part LOL

He was my father and mother, he was there as I was growing into a young lady.  And he tried his best to explain to me the changes, even bringing out a dictionary to explain the big change in a young girls life.  I look on those times now and smile, sometimes even laughing at how he went on to describe what was happening.  Luckily we were at my Aunt's house and I made a desperate call to her, she laughed and said I will be right there.

My daddy loved the mountains with all the natural beauty that our creator created, he had even thought about having his ashed spread over the Rockies, in Colorado.

I made this card with him in mind.  I had saw an art piece with trees with different colors, and it stuck in my head.  The Rooted in Nature has the perfect pine trees that I needed to create a handmade card, using my inspiration as a guide.


 I wanted to keep the card pretty simple, so I only added a bit of twine towards the bottom of the card. Sometimes it's hard for me to make male inspired cards, but with this stamp set I see lots of cards now.

During filming of this card, I had to start over 3 times.  So I have multiple sentiments to showcase this technique.

This be a great male birthday card, or even a "just because"



And sometimes we need the hardest card to create, for the passing of a loved one.


I love this card, so I am not too upset that I have 4 cards to send out.

Here are the measurements for this card, products are listed below:

Card Base - Tranquil Tide 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Mat - Crumb Cake 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Watercolor Paper - 4 x 5 1/4

And I have a video, one day I might make a simple post with out a video!!


I would love to see your creations using this technique, please share over on my Facebook group Ladybug Stampin Spot.

Let me know if you have any questions, or would like a copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Please make sure you use the Monthly Hostess code when you purchase at my online store, and check out the monthly coupon.

Click here for the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalog Paper Shares
Click here to join my team in 2018
Product List
Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Bundle
$72.75
Another Wonderful Year Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$31.00
Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$37.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Watercolor Paper
$5.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Aqua Painters
$17.00
Stamparatus
$49.00
Nature's Twine
$9.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00
Stampin' Scrub
$17.00
Stampin' Mist
$4.50

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fathers Day Tie Card

Years ago, someone taught me how to make a tie....on a card that is!  This was the second card I made on my weekly Make a Card Monday on Periscope (live streaming app). I figured with some new cardmakers out there, they probably had not seen this fold.  And when paired with a shirt, makes a great fathers day card.

I found this image on Pinterest but it had no measurements, so I had to remember...and guess! And I made a slight modification.


I started out with a 4 x 4 piece of DSP (Designer Series Paper).  I needed a "manly" sheet, which I found in the Natures Poem DSP pack.  


And I followed the steps, except I did not do the first fold as I didn't want a crease in my tie. So I drew a line where the first fold should go. (Image 1).

Ok I was just going to describe how I accomplished this, but it seems I had to make a video.  It was taking too long and I couldn't type what I was actually trying to show you.


Measurements for Card (Products used listed below):

Card Base - Night of Navy 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
                   You will need to cut down 1" from the top, then from 0 to 5 1/2, then from 7 1/4 to 8 1/2
                   Video explains
Tie - 4 x 4 DSP (or as suggested in video you could go up or down with the size)
Inside Mat - Whisper White 4 x 4 1/4

                                     

I would love to see your creations using this technique, please share over on my Facebook group Ladybug Stampin Spot.

Let me know if you have any questions, or would like a copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Please make sure you use the Monthly Hostess code when you purchase at my online store, and check out the monthly coupon.

Click here for the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalog Paper Shares
Click here to join my team in 2018
Product List
Another Wonderful Year Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$31.00
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
$11.00
True Gentleman Buttons
$7.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Clear Block H
$8.50
Bone Folder
$7.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00
Stampin' Scrub
$17.00
Stampin' Mist
$4.50

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ampersand Flowery Card

Hello there!  I am back with a quick tutorial....

Where have I been??  Well I am not sure if you heard, but Stampin' Up! released a new catalog on June 1st. This happens every June, which makes me happy happy happy!!

And every year I have a catalog launch party, using BINGO as the theme.  Therefore I have been making samples of cards, scrapbook layouts and 3d projects using some of the new products to showcase during the party.

You know I didn't realize how many stamp sets I bought until I sat down to make samples.  I have a day job, booo, so I have to play on the weekends and nights with the products I purchased. I tell you all this so you know why I have not posted a project in a while.  But I have loads to share with you in the coming weeks.  Litteraly a container, or two, full of blog posts and some YouTube videos.

So let's start with one of my favorites.....

Did you realize how popular the Ampersand was?  You can find it in home decor, and even the  papercrafting world.  I have a little history lesson for you today, click here to read all about this cool symbol.  There is even an Ampersand Hotel in London, another reason for me to visit the U.K. one day.

Ok onto the card!!

I designed this card about a month ago, but just couldn't find the right flower I needed.  Then the skys opened up and delivered me a new stamp set!!!  It is one of the new Hostess stamp sets in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, Hand Delivered.  Can you spot the flowers in the set below?!

I had been working on samples using this stamp set when what did my eyes happen to see?! YES!!!!!!! Flowers, but wait I needed more flowers for what I had in mind...hmmm Oh wait, I can use just this stamp to make my ampersand, but use different color inks!!!  Ahhhhhh!!!



I love this original design by muah!!! It's exactly what I had pictured in my crafty mind... But wait the sentiment used might seem confusing, so here is how I justified the use.  The cards reads "Just a friend hello &" on the outside and "Thinking of You" on the inside.  Or you could just write "I miss you my friend", which is what I plan on doing.


Now how did I create the ampersand and make it look straight?  Well I needed some help of course. So I went to Google, dont you just love that word!!  I searched for an ampersand I could use, downloaded the image, then inserted into a word document.  I tried a few different sizes to fit my card, then traced it onto my cardstock.  I have a video below that shows how I did just that.


I only show how I created the flowery ampersand, which you can use to make your own card.  Here are the measurements for the card I created.

Old Olive 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 - Card Base
Rich Razzelberry 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Mat 1 & 3 1/2 x 3/4 Sentiment
Whisper White - Image Mat - 3 3/4 x 5 & 3 3/8 x 5/8 Sentiment
Products Used are at end of Post 
    



I would love to see your creations using this technique, please share over on my Facebook group Ladybug Stampin Spot.
Let me know if you have any questions, or would like a copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Please make sure you use the Monthly Hostess code when you purchase at my online store, and check out the monthly coupon.

Click here for the 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalog Paper Shares
Product List
Hand Delivered Photopolymer Stamp Set
$13.00
Another Wonderful Year Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$31.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Clear Block A
$4.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00
Stampin' Scrub
$17.00
Stampin' Mist
$4.50