Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Birthday! (for the boys)

I was going through my card stash - looking for holes in card themes and no surprise really but I don't make a lot of masculine cards. Even if I took a quick snap shot of my stamp stash you'd mostly see butterflies, flowers and cute girly images...even the stamps or dies that could generate a lot of boy themed cards such as fun geometric shapes are generally used with girlish colours in mind...
So for today's card I decided that I really wanted to create a masculine themed birthday card using Elizabeth Craft Designs: Decorative Edges die.
Here is what I came up with: I added interest by sewing machine stitched lines. The silver glittery stars were a fun element to add to this birthday themed card. The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Banner Sentiments stamp and was heat embossed in white.
Here is a second card I created using the same pattern paper and dies. This time I changed the design slightly, reversed the card base and sentiment colours. I also couldn't help…

Craftie Cafe: The Same But Different... (Just Add Balloons!)

Recently I’ve been making an effort to use up all the scrap paper that is produced after a card has been made…You know…the strips of paper not big enough to use but too big to throw away! My last few cards for Craftie Café showcased Jane Doodles:Home Sweet Home stamp and a fun paper piecing technique – but I had so much left over paper that I really didn’t want to throw it away and some of it was already stamped on from an idea that I decided not to do.
So today I’m sharing three cards – I decided to do a reversal of colours. Instead of a kraft card base, I’m using a white card base and because I only had strips of paper left I’ve added Lawn Fawns: Party Balloon dies to create this fun birthday card. I’ve also added the sentiment from Jane’s Doodle: Plant stamp set.
If you couldn’t guess my inspiration for this card is from the Up movie, I recently watched this with my kids (it’s one of my favourite movies with a sweet story line…)

Craftie Café
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy Sco…

Uniquely Creative: Stamp and Colour April Kit

Uniquely Creative: Stamp and Colour kit for April came out today...and...I'm guest designing! When I received the stamps for this months release I was rather excited about it - this one is for the BOYS! Rocket ships, (cute) monsters, space themed fun! 
Check out what I came up with!
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... That's right! It wobbles! I really couldn't help but add a interactive component to this already fun card.  I coloured the images using my Copic Markers (I've listed the specific markers in the supplies list below). These were then machine (Silhouette Cameo) cut and adhered to my card base which is pattern paper that comes in this kit. I used Uniquely Creative: Numbers die to add a count down feature and heat embossed the sentiment on black card. Glossy accents were added to the stars and I embellished the card with sequins.  You'll also notice that I used my silhouette to cut this spaceship out in a way that allowed me to create some dimension with foam tape.You could easi…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: April Challenge (Scissor Spring Mechanism)

This one was a fun challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs! I created two cards today to demonstrate use of their awesome Scissor Spring Mechanism die!
Here are the cards: I kept the card quite simple - I wanted to draw attention to these fun interactive butterflies!
The butterflies are from the set: Bugs and Butterflies. I coloured the butterflies using Copic Markers then die cut them with the co-ordinating dies. At first I die cut the Scissor Spring using white card but I changed my mind and wanted to see if they would cut through acetate - no issues at all! I just added a shim to cut through it. Acetate is pretty sturdy stuff too so perfect for little kids (or big kids...) to got nuts on the wobble action the spring gives to the butterflies! I simply embossed the background and adhered it to a colour co-ordinating card base. The slider was also a fun component to this card. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs: Slider's and Spinner's die. The card is embellished with twine and sequins. …

Ink Road Stamps: Keep on Dreaming

The last few months I've made quite a few cards using pattern paper - this was actually one of the first cards I created with the mindset of using up some of my paper stash. Honestly – I really didn’t put much of a dent in my pattern paper stash but I do love the look of the crisp black stamped circles against the patterns in the paper. 
Here is my card for Ink Road Stamps using the stamp set Full Circle: This stamp set is probably the most used stamp set I own - sometime this month I plan on compiling all the cards I've created using this set. Even as I type at my craft desk the stamp set is to the right of me with a bunch of paper I plan on using for my next design team card. I've listed step by step instruction on the Ink Road Stamps blog - view here. Feel free to check it out and recreate your own fun card using some scraps of paper you have on hand! It's a great card example of how to use up those scrap bits that if your like me also can't seem to get rid of! Toda…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Hello Floral Card (+ Video Tutorial)

Hello everyone! I'm back with a fun tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. This time I'm using the stamp set: Laundry Party and my Copic markers to create this fun bright 'Hello' card. I decided to video my card process while creating this card - so in addition to the written instruction on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog you are also able to view the video - here. VIDEO I did take a few close up photos to try and capture the dimension in this card. This along with the sequins and the stitched elements makes this card quite textural and pretty to look at. I love creating dimension and lifting full images up but I haven't spotlighted specific areas before - I love how this turned out and can't wait to try it again on other stamp sets! - Looking at the card photos I wish I had also done the same to some of the leaves! Next time... There were a few floral images in the Laundry Party set so I created two more cards using the sam…