Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Warm Christmas Wishes

Hello again!  I have a card to share today featuring the Merriest Christmas stamp set from The Project Bin and two of my favorite dies from Simon Says Stamp.

I used some non-traditional Christmas colors for my card (although these colors are becoming more and more popular for Christmas).  I am definitely more of a traditional holiday decorator with red and green, but I really do love this color palette for cards and such.



I used one of my favorite techniques...diecut inlay, which is also a great way to use up card stock scraps.  I began by die cutting the ring wreath.  I cut 3 from black card stock and 1 from white card stock.  I stack and glued all four of them together with the white layer on top.  I like having a the stack of black at the bottom as it creates a nice shadow and really highlights the white top layer.  Next, I used the die 5 more times with the colors shown  and popped the circles into the die spaces.  This was a little bit time consuming as I had to find the right sized circle to fit the coordinating shape.  There are 5 or 6 different sizes of circles, so it was a bit of a challenge, but worth it!

I stamped the adorable snowman onto Neenah Solar White card stock and then colored him with copic markers.  I also used a white gel pen to add some polka dots to the gift he is holding.  Once he was colored, I placed the same ring wreath die over him and ran it through my Big Shot.  This allowed him to fit perfectly inside of the wreath.  I stamped the sentiment below him and then finished off the card with a pop of color using red & white striped paper and the lime green scalloped border.

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Merriest Wishes - The Project Bin
Ring Wreath - Simon Says Stamp
Scallop Stitches - Simon Says Stamp
Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 Paper Pad - Doodlebug Design
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen
Misc. Card Stock
Clear Embossing Powder

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Star Light, Star Bright

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  For my card, I used the Stamp set called Merriest Christmas.  It's so crazy to think that we are just over a month away from Christmas, and guess what?  This year I am "one of those people" doing early decorating.  With Thanksgiving being so late this year, I am all about "checking those boxes" and getting as much done as I can, but I am being leisurely about it, so no stress!

Now, back to my card.....


I began by cutting down a sheet of Sea Glass card stock to 4 x 5.25, then used the Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window die from MFT to cut the center.  Once my card panel was ready, I used the Snow Flurry stencil from MFT, along with some Glitter Gel from Gina K.  I really love the shine that it gives in real life.  Next, I stamped the adorable snowman onto 80lb. Neenah Solar White card stock, colored him with Copic markers and used a white gel pen to add some polka dots to the present.  I used the rectangle die once more to cut out the snowman, giving him a perfect fit within the card panel.

The sentiment is white heat-embossed onto black card stock and then popped up on the card base with foam squares.  I used a narrow strip of patterned paper to give the card a little pop of color beneath the sentiment.  I then adhered the card panel onto Lapis card stock by Hero Arts.  I thought the card still needed a little somethin-somethin, so I scattered a "flurry" of shiny gemstones around the card.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Merriest Christmas - The Project Bin
Snow Flurry stencil - My Favorite Things
Glitter Gel - Gina K Designs
Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window - My Favorite Things
Sea Glass card stock - Simon Says Stamp
Lapis card stock - Hero Arts
Foam Squares
Gemstones
White Gel Pen

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

You Were Born to Stand Out

It's Tuesday, so that means it's time to share another card for The Project Bin.  For today's card, I used a sentiment from the stamp set called Spencer's Set.

Here is my card:


I stamped the sentiment onto 80lb. Neenah Solar White card stock and created a frame using a puzzle piece die from Taylored Expressions.  I cut the puzzle piece from 5 different colors of card stock and also one from patterned paper.  My thought was to add one puzzle piece that is different from the rest to "stand out" as the quote conveys.  Once my frame was complete, I added it to a black A2 card base and rounded the bottom corners.

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Spencer's Set - The Project Bin
Puzzle Piece - Taylored Expressions
Heart Paper - Sweet Stack 6x6 - My Favorite Things
Misc. Card stock
Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Right Shoes

Hello again!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin using the stamp set called Wise Women.  There are some great quotes in this set, especially this one.  We, women, love our shoes!

I had the perfect patterned paper to complement this quote, so I used it as my background.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock, used a flower die as a frame and finished off the card with a twine bow.



Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Wise Women - The Project Bin
Shaker Flower - My Favorite Things
Fashionista patterned paper - Echo Park
Twine

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Pumpkin Kisses

Happy almost-Halloween!  I've really been loving Fall lately, the color changes, the cooler temps, it's been simply beautiful here... just not ready for what's coming next!  So, let's not even go there!  Let's "talk" card-making!

I am sharing a card today for The Project Bin using a stamp set called Pumpkin Spice.  Recently, I've been of a "use my stash" mindset, so it's been kind of fun using patterned papers again.  I haven't been using patterned paper as much since I haven't worked on any scrapbook pages in quite some time.  Definitely need to get back on that bandwagon, too!

Here is my card for today:


Pretty simple.  Just 3 different papers, all from Doodlebug Designs, combined to create the card base. I stamped the sentiment onto Neenah Solar White, then used a stitched rectangle die to frame it.  To finish off the card, I fussy-cut 2 of the pumpkins from the same paper and popped them up with foam squares.  Easy Peasy!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Spice - The Project Bin
Candy Carnival - Doodlebug 6x6
BooVille - Doodlebug 6x6
Boos & Brews Doodlebug 6x6
Stitched Rectangle - Lawn Fawn

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Eat Sail Sleep Repeat

It's Tuesday! That means it's time to share another card for The Project Bin.  For today's card, I used the stamp set called Anchors Away.

Here is my card:


I really like this color combination for nautical cards, so fun and vibrant.  Also, this card is pretty typical of how I scrapbook as well.  I have always loved mixing patterned papers together, stripes with dots, dots with plaid, etc.  If it matches, works well together, and is colorful, I am all about it!  I really need to use patterned paper more on my cards... some might say that my craft room is a fire hazard as I have so much of it!  But that's okay, my theory is... whoever dies with the most paper, wins! 😉

I started my card with the background panel by mixing a striped paper with a dotted paper, as mentioned above.  To separate the 2 patterned papers, I ran a strip of very narrow washi tape between them to give it more of a finished look.  Next, I stamped the sentiment onto blue raspberry cardstock using VersaFine Onyx black ink and then I heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it more of a bright, glossy look.  Then, I dusted off a very old, yet well-loved, Quickutz die called Heart in Circle.  It reminded me of a ship window, so I tried to embrace that idea.  I die cut the shape 3 times and stacked them together, then added the silver gems around it for a finishing touch.

I still thought the card need just a little something, so I added the waves in aqua and navy at the bottom of the card for a little more interest.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Anchors Away - The Project Bin
Heart in Circle (dotted circle) - Quickutz
Wave die - Sweet 'n Sassy
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Stars & Stripes
Silver gems - Hobby Lobby
Blue Raspberry card stock - MFT 
Blue Jay card stock - Lawn Fawn
Washi tape
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Clear Embossing Powder - Hero Arts

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There's Too Much Space Between Us

Hello!  I have another card to share today for The Project Bin using a stamp/die and sentiment from the stamp set called Milky Way.

Here is my card:


I started with the background panel.  I used a cover die on 5 different colors of card stock.  I cut the first one from white and then used the die cut inlay technique with the 4 other colors.  The cute, little martian is heat-embossed with platinum embossing powder, then cut out using the coordinating die that is included in this set.  I cut the shape four times.  For the bottom 3 layers, I used black card stock and then adhered them together for a stacked look.  This is a great way to pop it off of the busy background and set it apart a bit.

Next, came the sentiment, which is white heat-embossed onto black card stock.  For the finishing touch, a scattering of small stars to give it a bit of a galaxy look.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Milky Way - The Project Bin
Shining Star cover die - Taylored Expressions
Platinum embossing powder - Hero Arts
Misc. card stock
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