Tuesday, June 11, 2019

My Favorite Place

Hello!  I have another colorful card to share today featuring a stamp set from The Project Bin called In My Heart.  This stamp set comes with many heartfelt sentiments, 2 adorable heart stamps, a heart die and also an xoxo die.

For the card base, I used a stitched scallop die near the bottom of the white card stock, then added the turquoise card stock at the bottom.  I stamped the xoxo with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and used a new die from Taylored Expressions to cut from black card stock.  I used the die several more times cutting from a variety bright colored card stock, then adhered the card stock strips in rainbow order into the negative spaces.

To finish off the card, I stamped the main sentiment onto lime green card stock and made it into a heart using the heart die that came with this set..  I also cut 2 additional hearts to stack them for some dimension and then used foam squares to pop it up on the card and rounded the bottom corners.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
In My Heart - The Project Bin
Better Half Cutting Plates - Taylored Expressions
Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 - My Favorite Things
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Foam Squares - Gina K Designs
Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock
Misc. colored card stock
Corner rounder

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Smile, I Turtley Adore You!

Welcome back!  Today is Tuesday, so that means its time to share another card featuring The Project Bin.  Today, I chose to use the stamp set called Love Your Shellfie.  I just love this cute, little turtle and there are also so many "punny" sentiments with this set as well.

I started my card by using a stitched rectangle die to frame the front panel.  I used the Smile word die from MFT at the bottom of the panel, then stamped the turtle as if he was standing on it.  That helped to ground him, because I've ever seen a floating turtle, LoL.  I used the Smile word die 5 more times and cut out the individual letters in various colors of patterned paper and then inlaid them into the negative spaces.  To color the turtle, I picked out some blues, greens and yellows from my always-growing collection of Copic markers, so he would coordinate with the patterned papers.  To add a little bit of whimsy to him, I gave him some polka dots using a white gel pen.

Next came the sentiment.  I used one of the sentiments that is also included in this set and white heat embossed it onto black card stock, then popped it up using foam squares.  To complete the card, I added some Glossy Accents to the hearts a little bit of bling for the finishing touch!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Love Your Shellfie - The Project Bin
Smile die - My Favorite Things
Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6x6 Paper - My Favorite Things
Rectangle Stax 1 die - My Favorite Things
Copic markers
Glossy Accents
Foam squares
Sakura White Signo pen

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

You're Beautiful

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I hope your Memorial Day was a great one.  I spent mine in Ohio and it was a picture perfect day for sure. I am thrilled to officially be in Summer mode!

I am sharing another card for The Project Bin today using the #BFF set for the sentiment.   In case you haven't noticed, I am still on a die cut inlay kick. I really love that this technique is so versatile, is a great way to use scraps and is also a great way to mass produce a card design. You DO need a little bit of patience though, but the outcome is so worth it.

Here is my card:

I began by using a stitched rectangle frame die to cut my card panel, then chose the plaid background paper.  I picked an array of rainbow colors to match the colors of the plaid and used the Tumbled Heart Collage die from Poppy to cut the design from 6 different colors of card stock, then adhered the hearts into the negative spaces.

Lastly, I added the sentiment.  I think this sentiment is perfect for an encouragement card.  We all need a little "pick me up" sometimes and it's always nice to know that someone cares.  Who wouldn't love to get a card from their friend and be called beautiful too?  Win-Win!

Have a great week and Happy Summer!
Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
#BFF - The Project Bin
Rectangle Stax 2 - My Favorite Things
Tumbled Heart Collage - Poppy
Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn
Neenah Solar White 80 lb.
Neenah Solar White 110 lb.
Misc. card stock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Hello! Today, I have a card to share using a sentiment stamp set from The Project Bin called #bff.  This set has some great sentiments, perfect sayings for your bff to let them know how special they are to you!

Here is my card:

I used a Hibiscus flower die for the large image and used different colors of patterned paper to inlay the pieces back into the negative spaces.  This is one of my favorite techniques.  I used a stitched rectangle frame die to cut the panel, stamped the beautiful sentiment and then adhered the front panel to a black card base.  For the finishing touch, I added some crystal sequins for a little pizzazz!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
#bff - The Project Bin
Hibiscus Frame - Simon Says Stamp
Stax 2 Rectangles - My Favorite Things
6x6 Party Patterns - My Favorite Things
Crystal sequins - Darice

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Birthday Wishes

Hello!  Today, I am sharing another card using the newest stamp set from The Project Bin.  The stamp set is called Birthday Girl.  As always, lots of sweet sentiments in this one.

I started with the background.  Lots of die-cutting!  There are 2 die cut pieces per flower that are stacked together.  The bottom layer in turquoise, and the top layer in a pale yellow.  I scattered the cut flowers randomly on the base layer and then adhered the sentiment which was cut using a speech bubble die.

Once everything was in place, I felt that the background still needed "a little something".  After a bit of pondering,  I decided to add the black dots to the background with a black marker.  I like how that filled in the white space and also helped to bring the black together.

Be sure to check out all of the other great birthday sentiments in this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Birthday Girl - The Project Bin
Layer It Daisy - Taylored Expressions
Life Bubble Vertical 2 - Simon Says Stamp
Neenah 80 lb. card stock
Misc. colored card stock
American Crafts Precision Pen
VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

My Friends Are My Estate

Hello there.  I hope your week is off to a great start.  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin using a sentiment that is from the stamp set called #bff.  I really love the clean, graphic look of this sentiment.

This card showcases one of my most favorite techniques.... die cut inlay.   So many different looks can be achieved simply by changing the colors.  You could go with a rainbow theme, a monochromatic theme or a multi-colored look like I did for my card.  I really like how the bright colors pop against the white background.

To get started, I used a background die from Taylored Expressions called Folksy Flowers and cut it from white card stock, then I used a stitched rectangle die to frame the panel.  Then came the fun part..... bringing the panel to life by adding all of the negative pieces back onto the card by using different colors of card stock.  This is also a great die for using up the never-ending card stock scraps that we all collect!

Once I had all of the pieces glued in place, I stamped the sentiment in black ink, then adhered the panel to the card base.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
#bff - The Project Bin
Folksy Flowers - Taylored Expressions
Stitched Rectangle Stax 1 - My Favorite Things
Neenah Solar White 80 & 100 lb. card stock
Misc. card stock scraps

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A Magnificent Day

Hello again! Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  I am using a brand new stamp set called Birthday Girl.  This set is filled with so many great birthday sentiments, and even includes a half-birthday sentiment, which I can't wait to use and surprise a special someone with a half-birthday card!

Here is my card for this week...

I found this multi-colored crochet thread at Hobby Lobby and I just 'had to have it"!  Fun, bright colors always draw me in.  I used a stitched heart die that pierced the holes and then did some stitching with the crochet thread.  Thank you to Nichol Spohr for this idea.  Even though the sentiment on this card is from the Birthday Girl stamp set, I really like that it can also be used for an "any occasion" type of card.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Birthday Girl - The Project Bin
Pinking Layers - Waffle Flower
Stitched Hearts - Waffle Flower
Crochet Thread - Hobby Lobby
Card Stock - Hobby Lobby