Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine Card


I have a co-worker whose birthday is tomorrow. She is a big fan of sunshine and sunglasses so when I saw this idea I had to make it for her.

Pocketful of sunshine is here:

I made all of the pieces in my Silhouette Cameo. All of the black lines are made with Silhouette Sketch Pens and then the shapes were cut out. The "Pocketful of sunshine" saying was written with Sketch Pens too. I layered blue and yellow paper for a background.

On the inside:

I stamped "Happy Birthday" and layered it on pink paper because that is my co-workers favorite color.

I am entering these challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
AAA Cards - Summer Fun

Have a fantastic day!!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Circles and Stripes Card

Hey all,

My boyfriend's uncle is visiting from New York and we are celebrating his birthday during his visit. This will be the first time I meet the man and I don't know anything about him so I found this birthday card idea on Pinterest that I thought he'd like.

Here it is:


I cut a 5 and a half by 4 and 1/4 blue sheet for the card cover. Then a 5 and 1/4 by 4 inch white piece and embossed it with the stripe embossing folder. I used my scraps for all the other pieces. I cut the yellow and green polka dot paper and trimmed it to line up with the white striped paper. I cut circles using my Silhouette Cameo to the sizes of 1 and 1/4, 3/4, and 1/4 inch. I cut the yellow rectangle and stamped it with a happy birthday stamp. I attached all the pieces layering the circles in various spots.


On the inside and stamped a simple birthday wishees on the same yellow paper from the front and attached a blue background.

I am entering these challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge - Birthday Wishes
DL. ART - Circles & Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing
Hiding in My Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting with Dragonflies - Embossing Wet or Dry

Thank you for looking!!!

Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Poop Emoji Card

Hey Hey,

My boyfriend's niece has a birthday today. She loves emoji's and her favorite is the poop emoji (she is turning 10). As I was searching Pinterest, I found emoji card ideas for how to make the different faces but not one for a shaped poop emoji card, so I made my own.

Here's the poop:

I found a good poop emoji image in google images and put it into my Silhouette program. I made it into a card. I used a dark brown distress ink around the edge of the card. I hand embossed the lines to make the "swirls" of the poop. I added the eyes and the mouth.


I stamped "Happy Birthday" on a white square and attached it to the inside of the card.

Here is a whole view of the inside of the card:

I am entering these challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Shaped Cards
Incy Wincy Designs - No Words

Happy Day!!!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Boat Card

Hey Hey,

My co-teacher's birthday is coming up. She likes quite a few things, but I had already made her a snowmobiling card, cowgirl boot with hat because she loves to line dance, and then a saloon door card. In the summer she spends a lot of time on her boat so I made her this boat card:

I started by creating the waves using the technique I found here. I used the same distress ink colors as in the link. I then made the boat using my silhouette cameo. I put acetate on the back for the windows. I used my silhouette sketch pens to write the "It's Your Birthday..." I attached the pieces to the card and then used my sketch pens for the saying on the inside as well.

The inside says:

I put the inside saying on a blue background to help match the front of the card.

I am entering these challenges:
Catch the Bug Blog - Outdoor Fun
Stinkin Inkers - Summer Heat
Card Mania - Summer Fun
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Cool Water
Eclectic Ellapu - Seaside or Summer Colors
Scrapbook & Cardmaking - Water
Delicious Doodles - Beside the Sea
Paper Minutes - By the Sea

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tool Box Card


This has been a busy card making month for me. Each year I make two father's day cards. One for my dad and the other for my boyfriends dad. This year they are the same.

I have made multiple box cards and I really enjoy them as do those that I give them to. For this box card I made tool boxes.

Here it is:

I made the box using the instructions from here. I then cut off the front flap and cut the side flaps in half. I used the cut off flaps to make the drawers on the tool box and hand cut strips of yellow for the drawer handles. All of the tools and the brown background were cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I used my sketch pens to write "Happy Father's Day!" and cut out the circle. I attached the screwdriver and the circle with foam on the back to make them pop-up. I glued the saw, level, and hammer to the inside tabs and attached the wrench to a piece of acetate so it's hanging up out of the tool box.

Here is a top view of the tool box:

 This is the box when it is folded to go inside the envelope:

I would like to enter these challenges:
Fabrika Fantasy - Men/Boys
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes/Masculine
kreativeinkauf - Special Shaped Card
Whimsie Doodles - Anything Goes/Masculine
Crafty Purple Frog - Make It Manly

Thanks and enjoy your day!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Yellow Flower Card

Hey all,

My supervisor at work is leaving us to become our curriculum coach. So luckily we'll still see her and she will have more time with her grand daughter and less stress. She loves the color yellow as well as sunflowers.

I made her this thank you card:

I created this card by cutting out the yellow and black scalloped pieces, the "thanks", and the sunflower with my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the red piece to fit a 5X7 card base and rounded the corners. I used an embossing folder to emboss the swirls onto the yellow piece. I used a strip of pink striped decorative tape at the bottom of the embossing and a black and red piece of ribbon in the center on the decorative tape. I distressed the edges of the sunflower with wild honey distress ink, attached that to the ribbon, and added a brown button in the center. I attached all the pieces to the card base and glued the "thanks" above the embossed swirls.

I left the inside blank so my co-workers would have plenty of space to write their thanks and appreciation.

I will be entering these challenges:
Card Mania - Buttons
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Use Yellow
Sparkles Monthly - Embossing Wet or Dry (Dry)
Mixed Media Monthly - #34 Buttons

Thank you for looking!

Have a fun day!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Iris Folding Car Card


The cook at my work has decided to retire this year. When I asked her what her plans are for retirement, she told me that she plans to do more travelling with her husband, most likely to more casinos. I saw an iris folding car with suitcases on Pinterest and decided that would fit well with a casino as the background.

This is the result:

The card size is 5X7 inches. I cut the car imagine out with my Silhouette Cameo and printed out the iris folding design. I used purple and red paper for the suitcases, black paper for the tires, gray paper that I inked up with distress ink for the bumpers, and blue paper (her favorite color) for the whole of the car. I cut little black strips to go over the suitcases and a black rear windshield. The headlights are cut from red paper. I completed the iris folding by following the pattern on the print out I mentioned earlier. The road and brown sandy areas I cut by hand. I printed out an image that I found on google for the background. I wanted it to look as if the car is driving to Las Vegas. I cut the image to fit around the car and pasted all of the pieces onto the card. I used my Sketch Pens to write the Happy Retirement and my Cameo to cut out the blue oval. I adhered the oval onto a piece of foam to make it pop a little.

On the inside:

Good Luck! Written with my Sketch pens on a white oval and then pasted onto a blue oval.

I am entering these challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Make It Rectangle
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly - #27 Travel

Thanks for checking out my card!