Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tons of Ombre Love

Hello friends~  I've just gotten my very first order in from Pink Fresh Studio and I couldn't be more thrilled with my new stamp and die sets!  

 This card was made using Love Scale.  Isn't that scale fabulous?  

 I stamped the image and colored it using Copic Markers in an ombre style knowing that I wanted to stamp the hearts using Hero Arts Ombre Ink.  I used the Light to Dark Peach color.  I then cut the image using the coordinating Love Scale Die Set.

I stamped a striped border along the bottom using Your Next Stamp Striped-tastic Edge and added a strip of black cardstock to ground the scale filled with Tons Of Love!!
I can see many things sitting on this scale from candles to fruit to Christmas trees!  What other ideas do you have?  I'd love to give them a try!

If you've never visited Pink Fresh Studio, I do hope you will. 
I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge ~ No Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs August Designer Challenge ~ Gift Giving

Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new Designer Challenge up on their blog today and it's all about Gift Giving!  

I created a coordinating tag and star pillow box for my gift giving inspiration.  The tag can be tied to a pretty gift bag and the Star Pillow Box can be filled with something sweet or a small gift.

Here's a list of products I used:

Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the gift ideas from the Die Cut Design Team and the Coloring Design Team.  Simply answer this question for your chance to win a $20.00 Gift Card to Elizabeth Craft Designs.  There will be 3 lucky winners! 

What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

3 lucky winners will win:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Nautical Birthday Cards

Hello friends~  I'm going nautical today with a few cards that I made using some of my mom's old craft supplies as well as using some dies that my dear friend Marcia sent me last year that never got used up.  I was in desperate need of masculine birthday cards so these cards definitely fill the bill.

This card uses a Jolee's sticker and a couple of added dies from Poppystamps.

Another Jolee's sticker and a cute little anchor tag from Taylored Expressions that was a freebie in one of my orders.  Sweet!

These last two cards use some dies that my sweet friend Marcia sent me as well as some Elizabeth Craft Dies.  

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Dies R Us ~ Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
AAA Cards ~ Summer Fun
City Craft Challenge ~ No Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit 

Monday, August 14, 2017

PTI-Create Along With Us ~ Sunflower Card

Good morning and happy Monday!  I'm actually home on a Monday and am playing along with PTI's Create Along With Us.  I fell in love with Lizzie's sweet sunflower card and just had to CASE it.  The soft blue plaid background made the sunflower really pop!
Here's my version using PTI's Simple Sunflower.
I stamped the sunflowers using Harvest Gold and added details using Copics.  

Have you been keeping up with their new release posts each day?  I'm loving all the wonderful new fall sets!  Heather's scarecrow is darling!!  You can find all the details on Nichole's blog.
I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Harvest Hoe-Down
Seize the Birthday ~ Tie One On

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Faerie Note

Good morning friends~   Today's card is a darling little note from the fairies.

Here's a snapshot of the products I used to make today's project:

Here's how I made it:
 I started by cutting the Memory Box Wildflower Oval Frame out of soft green cardstock and a scrap of fun polka dotted printed paper.  I inlaid the printed paper into the soft green oval frame, using washi tape on the back to hold it in place.  

I die cut the Poppystamps Mushrooms and Toadstools out of white cardstock, adding color using Distress Oxide Inks and then assembled them together using Glossy Accents.

I cut the Poppystamps Magnificent Mini Faeries out of white cardstock that had double sided adhesive attached to the top.  Once they were die cut, I peeled the release sheet from the top of the dies and added Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter to the bodies and their wings and then assembled the faeries.  They're so magical in real life! 
See the tiny hearts?  Those are actually negative pieces cut from the wings.  I added those to the mushrooms.  

I assembled the card and added a sentiment banner from Marianne Designs.  Dies R Us offers special order events when you can order amazing dies from several European companies.  Marianne Designs is one of them.  Be sure to sign up for their e-mails so you can be the first to know about these special  order events.  

Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Memory Box - Dies - Wildflower Oval Frame  Poppystamps - Dies - Mushrooms and Toadstools  Poppystamps - Dies - Magnificent Mini Faeries

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Water Colored Fruit Card Set

It's time to be thinking about back to school and I've got a great way to let your kids teachers know how much you appreciate them throughout the year.  Here's a set of water colored note cards that can be used any time to share your appreciation.  And they're not just for teachers!  

Here's a snapshot of the products I used today:
There's a big sale going on for the month of August on all white and ivory colored cardstocks at Cut Cardstock.  For today's projects I'm using Cougar 80lb Natural A-2 Folded Note Cards.  These come all cut to size, scored and ready to use.  What a great time saver and so handy to have on hand when you need to whip up a card in a jiffy!  
I started by cutting all the fruits out of water colored cardstock and water colored them using Gansai Tambi Water Colors.  I used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to assemble the fruits.

I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles to cut a printed paper panel and a smaller panel of Cougar 80lb Natural Cardstock.  I layered the cards using Score Tape and attached the fruit to the front of each card with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Adhesive.  

Cougar Natural A-2 Envelopes complete this colorful set of note cards that can be used for any occasion.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and will take advantage of the sale this month on all white and ivory cardstock at Cut Cardstock.

Other products used linked below:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Pretty Little Cupcakes All In A Row

Hello~  I've got a sweet cupcake card for you today  using lots of wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs products.
Here's how I made it:
I cut wavy borders using the wave border die in the Boat set out of white and Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock and layered them using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto the center of an A2 sized card base and adhered the wavy borders onto the top and bottom of the card front using  Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I cut the Small Cupcake out four times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and added color using Distress Inks.  
I added clear embossing powder to the chocolate layer of the cupcakes to make it look like frosting and assembled the cupcakes using Kids Choice Glue.

I adhered the cupcakes onto the front of the card in a topsy-turvy manner and stamped the sentiment from General Sentiments in the bottom corner.   Some pretty iridescent sequins finish it off. 

You can find all these products and more at the Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings ~ Birgit