Handmade Cards

Lifting Spirits


Many of you may not know but my husband’s aunt, uncle and grandma live in Panama City Florida. They were directly impacted by Hurricane Michael.  This card was made in hopes of sending some small amount of solace. 

Start with a base layer of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock (146968). Add a layer of 2018-2020 Designer Series paper (146963). Using Blueberry Bushel Ink (147138) stamp the hot air balloons and clouds from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set (142896) on to Whisper White Cardstock (100730). Color in the hot air balloons with Stampin’ Write Markers in Call Me Clover (147159) and Crushed Curry (147155). Die cut the images with Up & Away Thinlets (142748) and adhere with Stampin’ dimensionals (104430).

Handmade Cards, Retired Gems

Simple and Sweet


This little piggy … he says happy birthday! A simple and sweet card perfect for a 2 year old’s birthday. Cut and fold a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (100730) to a vertical 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 standard card base. Layer coordinating paper rectangles measuring 4 x 5 1/4 and 3 x 4 **Disclaimer the Garden Green Paper is retired** feel free to choose whatever paper you have. Stamp the pig image from the This Little Piggy Stamp Set (143922) on a 3 x 4 piece of whisper white cardstock in Momento Ink (132708). Create the background using an Aqua Painter (103954) with Balmy Blue Ink (147105) for the sky and Call Me Clover Ink (147139) for grass. Color the pig with Stampin’ Blends Ivory (144606), Flirty Flamingo Combo (147278) and Light Soft Suede (146874). Finish the front by tying a bow out of Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262) and adhere with a balled up Mini Glue Dot (103683). Stamp the inside with an appropriate sentiment, in this case I chose happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set (143662) in Call Me Clover.


Contest Entries, Handmade Cards, Holiday Themed

Seasonal Wreath Challenge Card 5

fullsizeoutput_529.jpegSpeaking of traditional, the final card from this challenge was all about Christmas. Make a vertical base with Whisper White Cardstock (100730). Layer a piece of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820). Follow it with a “ribbon” of Gold Foil Paper (132622). Cut a circle of whisper white using the Layering Circles Dies (141705) and stamp the sentiment from Mistletoe Season Set (146768) in Shaded Spruce Ink (147088). Dry emboss a piece of Shaded Spruce Cardstock (146981) the wreath using Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder (146833) and fussy cut the wreath out. Color accent leaves with Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker (147155-Regals collection). Create the bow with a die from the Pretty Pines Thinlets (141851) and a small piece of Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (147817). Add more bling with berries to the wreath with Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (147801) and color with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (144575).

Contest Entries, Handmade Cards, Holiday Themed

Snowflake Challenge Card 4


Keeping with the snow theme from the last post… here is a more traditional holiday card. This one is pretty quick and easy start with Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Base (120953). Layer a piece from Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper (147816). Stamp the sentiment from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set (142049) on to Whisper White Cardstock (100730) in Tranquil Tide Ink (147146). Adhere to a 1/8 inch overlap base of Crumb Cake Cardstock. Using dies from the Seasonal Layers set (143751) cut snowflakes from Crumb Cake Cardstock and Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (147817). Tuck the flakes above and below the sentiment and accent with a Rhinestone (144220).