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!



Friday, June 9, 2017

Purple Flower Card

Hey all,

There is a sub at my work that has been working in our kitchen getting breakfast and lunch ready for us. She is a wonderful lady. She is leaving us because they have hired a person for the position. My co-workers and I wanted to thank her for all her work.

I made her this thank you card:

To make this card, I cut a 5.5 inch by 4.25 inch dark purple rectangle to cover the front of a pre-made base, a 5.25 inch by 4 inch light purple rectangle, and a 1.5 inch by 4 inch dark purple strip. I cut out the light purple circle and dark purple scalloped flower with my Silhouette Cameo. I embossed the light purple rectangle with a flower embossing folder I have. I attached the dark purple rectangle to the base card, the embossed light purple rectangle on top of that, added the dark purple strip near the bottom, and put a strip of decorative tape in the middle of the dark purple strip. I stamped thank you onto the circle and glued that onto the scalloped flower. I attached that to the right side of the strip.

I left the inside of the card blank so people had plenty of space to write in it.

I am entering these challenges:
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes/Purple
Moving Along With the Times - Embossing Wet and/or Dry
The Crazy Challenge - Use Flowers

Thanks for looking!

Have a good day!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Motorcycle Card

Hey everyone,

My boyfriend's dad has a birthday today. He likes to drive his Indian motorcycle around this time of year. I finally purchased a motorcycle stamp so I could make him this card:

I cut a brown background and a 2 inch strip from decorative paper. I attached the decorative paper to the left side of the card. I cut the blue and white shapes with my Silhouette Cameo. I stamped the front end of the motorcycle on one white shape, the middle on another, and the back end on the third. I attached each white shape to a blue shape and then layered them on the card.

On the inside:

I stamped "Happy Birthday to You." on the same white shape as the front and layered it on a blue shape. I centered on the inside of the card.

I will be entering these challenges:
Quick Quotes - Masculine
Craft Rocket Challenges - Men/Boys
Fabrika Fantasy - Men/Boys
Mixed Media Monthly - #27 Travel

Have a fantastic day!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Minecraft Gatefold Card


My nephew's birthday is coming up and he is a big fan of Minecraft (is there a 12 year-old right now that isn't?). I made him a Minecraft card last year as well so I had to do something different this year.

The card:

I saw this idea on Pinterest (there were various ideas that I looked at). I created a gatefold card with the four different aspects of Minecraft. Each the aspects is 2 inches squared. I scored the 2-inch squares at ¼ inch intervals and the turned the square and did ¼ inch intervals that are perpendicular to the first score lines. I complete the TNT first by cutting a strip of white paper and using a sharpie to write TNT. Next, I completed the pig. The eye squares are cut slightly smaller than the nose squares. Next came the Steve head. The eye squares are the same size as the pigs nose, the hair is about a half inch total, and the mouth is 2 different pieces totaling about ¾ inch. Finally, the creeper. I cut out 5 black squares that were the same size as the pigs nose squares. All of the pieces were attached and then I attached them to the doors of the card.

The inside:

I stamped Happy Birthday on the inside with a new birthday stamp that I purchased from

I plan to enter these challenges:
The Crazy Challenge – Birthday
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
Not Just Cards Challenge – One for the Boys
Bastel-Traum – Men or Boys

Have a good night!


Flower Birthday

Hey all,

This card is for my mom's birthday. She loves red and blue. I thought I would use my new stamps that I just recently purchased from

Here is the card:

I cut the light blue paper to fit a pre-made card and used a red ink to stamp on the flowers. I stamped the flowers randomly. I then used decorative scissors to cut the white bumpy paper at the bottom (I haven't used those in a long time). I cut a strip of red paper to put along the bottom as well. I punched out some dark blue butterflies and painted them with a sparkly paint that I have. I hand cut an oval and stamped Happy Birthday on it. Then, rubbed the edges of the oval with a light blue ink pad. Finally, I attached all of the pieces to the pre-made card putting a foam piece under the oval and bending the wings of the butterflies upward to make them look as if they are flying.

On the inside:

I stamped a simple birthday message on the inside of the card.

I am entering these challenges with this card:
Scrapbook Stamp Society – Anything Goes W/ Option Butterflies
The Crazy Challenge – Birthday
Rubber Dance – Rule of Three (Butterflies)
Stamping Sensations – Butterflies, Fairies, and Fantasy

The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday

Have a fantastic day!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tea Cup Flower Card

Hey everyone,

Today is Mother's Day so I made two of the same card with some variations on color and flower. One for my mom and one for my boyfriend's mom.

Here's the front of the cards:

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces including the card bases. Then I attached the pieces with tape/glue.

Here's a closer picture of each card:

My boyfriend's mom said she likes pink and white as well as daisy's.

My mom likes blue and red and didn't have a favorite flower.

For the inside:

I added a ribbon to "tie" the flowers together and a square that says "Happy Mother's Day!" written with my Silhouette Sketch pens.

I will be entering these challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Mother's Day
Glitter N' Sparkle - Mother's Day
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Fever
Crafting with Dragonflies - Lots of flowers/Mother's Day
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Mother's Day
Quick Quotes - Mother's Day
4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate Women
Work It Wednesday - April Showers bring May Flowers

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Flower Heart Card

Good Evening,

I have two friends from college that are getting married in a week. I thought a card with hearts would be nice. This is the card I decided to make:

I embossed the background with a balloon heart like embossing folder. I stenciled on a heart to use as a guideline for the punched out flowers. I punched out flowers in dark blue, light blue, dark purple, and light purple. I chose these colors because they are my friends favorite colors. I glued the flowers onto the heart guideline in a color pattern. I used gold stickles in the center of each flower.

Next, I stamped a frame and the word "Congratulations" into the frame. Finally, I added some decorative tape along the bottom of the card.

For the inside:

I used a simple stamp saying "Wishing you a special happiness on this special day."

I will be entering these challenges with this card:
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Flower Power
Allsorts Challenge - Embossing
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle!
A Gem of a Challenge - Embossing Wet or Dry (Dry)
Dragons Liar Designs Challenge - Anything Goes w/ twist Wedding Day
Mod Squad Challenge - Love
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Time Out Challenges - Flowers (No Twist)

Have a great night!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mountain Bike Card


I have a co-worker that asked if I could make a birthday card for her son. Her parents want to get him a mountain bike for his birthday but want him to go pick it out with them so she thought they could give him a card with a mountain bike theme to tell him they are going together to get him a new bike.

Here's the card:

I made the background with distress inks and a sponge. I learned how to make the mountain scene by watching this video: How to Make a Background of Mountains. Pumice stone was used for the mountains and tumbled glass for the sky. I cut out a black frame and the pieces for the bike. I embossed the black bike pieces (except the tire) with a stripe embossing folder. I made the design on the tire with a gold marker. I attached all the bike pieces together, coiled the thin wire around the brads and attached them, and attached the bike to the background.

On the inside, I stamped a simple Happy Birthday.

I am entering these challenges with this card:
Southern Girls - About a Boy (For a boy)
Crafty Sentiments - Men/Boy (For a boy)
Seize the Birthday - Birthday (No Topping)
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pug Card

Hey all,

My friend's husband has a birthday coming up so I asked him what his favorite things are. He said dogs and playing with dogs. They just recently got a pug so I thought I'd make him this cute pug card.

Isn't it just adorable? I love how cute it is. I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo for the first time ever too! I used that feature for the coloring and cutting out of the pugs. I cut three windows and the triangle border from a beige like paper. There are perforated lines around the edge of the beige paper as well as all the way around the windows. I then stamped a happy birthday in the center below the pugs.

On the inside of the card I used my Silhouette Sketch pens to write the words "Too far for a HUG so I sent you a pug!" Since I wasn't going to see him on his birthday I thought that fit perfectly.

I am entering these challenges:
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
Seize the Birthday - Birthday (No topping)
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays

Thank you for viewing!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Guitar Card

Hey all,

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up and he is the hardest person for me to do anything for. He likes to play guitar (although he hasn't played recently) so I made him this card:

I cut circles from brown, black, and white cardstock using my circle cutter. I also cut a circle on the front cover of the card base. I used super thin metal wire that I took from ribbon that I bought from Big Al's a few years ago as the strings of the guitar. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the white piece on the bottom and the guitar pick. The words on the pick were written with my Silhouette Sketch Pens.

I stamped Happy Birthday through the hole on the card base so that it is seen on the outside and the inside of the card when opened.

Here is the inside:

I am entering these challenges:
Fabrika Fantasy - Happy Anything
Crafting Musketeers - Party Time
Scribbles Designs - Birthday Bonanza
Oh La La Creations - For a Man or Boy
Dragonfly Journeys - Birthday Bash
A Vintage Journey - Going Round in Circles
Through the Purple Haze - Happy Anything

Have a great day!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Triangle Star Card

Hey everyone,

This is a sad card for me to make. I have a co-worker (the one that I make all the Halloween birthday cards for) that is leaving. 😢😢

I found this Triangle Star Fold card here and I thought it looked interesting so I thought I'd try it.

It really came out pretty nicely. I used brown card stock for the base of the card and then a lighter brown card stock and a marbled paper thing (a new type of paper for me) as the top layer. I added some black gems on the corners of each large triangle.

For the focal point of the card I stamped a bear eating honey (first time I've ever used this image) on white card stock and colored it in. I layered this on top of a brown scalloped circle.

All of the triangles fold out to reveal the message on the inside. I tried to leave lots of space for my co-workers to sign the card and give their farewell wishes.

Sorry for the lighting. I used my Silhouette sketch pens to write the "We will miss you BEARY much!" on the inside triangle.

I am entering these challenges:
Card Mania Challenges - Layer It
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Use Animal Image
A Day for Daisies - Two or More Layers
Crafty Gals Corner - Use Something New
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge - Anything Goes/Colored Image
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a good day!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Iris Folding Card


I have always loved how Iris Folding looks so when I saw one for a deer I thought it would be perfect for my co-worker that loves to go hunting. Her favorite color is pink and she conveniently loves pink camouflage.

I tried different ideas for a camouflage background and finally decided to use a Q-tip and 4 colors of distress inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Barn Door to color the background paper. I waited for it to dry and then put it into my Silhouette to cut the deer from it. I used brown paper for the body of the deer and a darker brown paper for the antlers.

I stamped a Happy Birthday on a distressed watercolor piece I made (while I was trying to figure out how to do the camouflage background) and layered that on a piece of blue card stock.

As for the inside:

I used the deer cutout from the front and attached it to the inside card. I then stamped a birthday sentiment.

I will be entering these challenges with this card:
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Happy Birthday
Cas-ual Fridays - Celebrations
Watercooler Wednesday - It's a Celebration
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes

Enjoy your day!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ladybug Card

Hey all,

A birthday card for the teacher assisant in my classroom. She loves ladybugs and the color blue.

I was orignally going to use a red background but I didn't have any red paper.

I used a circle punch to make the ladybug bodies and wings. I stamped the wings using small round stamps that I bought a while back. I hand cut the antennae. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the leaves.

I embossed the blue paper using a Darice polka dot embossing folder, stamped a simple Happy Birthday and layered it with green and black paper.

For the inside, I found this ladybug saying on google images and used my Silhouette sketch pens to write it. I attached it to a blue background and then that to a black background to match the front of the card.

I am entering these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge - Layer It
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Happy Birthday
Create and Makes Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for checking my card out and have a GREAT day!