Tuesday, July 2, 2019

You're Hot!

Hello again!  I am sharing another card today for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called You're the Gratest. (misspelled intentionally, as it is a "punny" stamp set!)

I used Neenah Kraft card stock for my card panel and randomly stamped the fire extinguishers in 4 different colors of distress oxides - Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple. I tried to go with the colors of fire as my color palette.  I used a stitched rectangle die and cut out the Kraft panel and also a panel in white.  I stacked them both together and made a diagonal cut through both of them at the same time.  This allowed them to fit together perfectly for a 4.25"x5.5" card base.


I adhered the panel to a black, top-folding card base, then added to orange and turquoise strips for a little pop of color. I embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder, then added some orange and red 3mm gemstones for the finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
You're the Gratest - The Project Bin
Stitched Rectangle - MFT Rectangle Stax 2
Distress Oxides -  Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin & Candied Apple
Neenah Kraft & Neenah Solar White card stocks
3mm red and orange gemstones

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Best is You

Hello again!  I am sharing another card today for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called In My Heart.

I began by scoring a 8.5 x 4.25 sheet of craft card stock in half to use as my card base and then cut the front panel of hearts with a Reverse Confetti die called All Heart Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  I've always liked how well the colors of kraft and white go together, so clean and simple, yet gives it a little pop too.


I stamped the sentiment onto green card stock using the heart die that also comes with this stamp set.  I place it onto the yellow stitched rectangle, tied the twine into a bow and used foam squares to pop it up onto the card base.  For the finishing touch, a little scattering of 3mm gemstones... because we all need a little "fancy" in our lives!

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
In My Heart - The Project Bin
All Heart Cover Panel Confetti Cuts - Reverse Confetti
Stitched Rectangle - My Favorite Things Rectangle Stax
Kraft Card Stock - Neenah
Solar White Card Stock - Neenah
Green & Yellow Card Stock
Red Twine
3mm Gemstones
Foam Squares - Gina K

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Too Many Dogs? Never!

Hello again!   I am posting today's blog entry straight from my ark.  Just kidding.  Although with all this rain we've been getting in my neck of the woods, I totally understand how Noah felt! LoL.  All this rain has definitely given me some guilt-free time in my craft room though!

My card for today showcases a sentiment from The Project Bin that I think was made just for me!  It is from the stamp set called Kinda Pawsome.  I am one of the world's biggest dog lovers, so this stamp set is definitely one of my favorites.

I began by cutting six 2x2 squares from Kiwi and Paradise card stocks, then cut the cute puppy on each of the squares using a die from SSS.  Next, I cute 6 more from black card stock, then filled in the negative spaces with the black.  I adhered everything to a sheet of printer paper to start since I wasn't sure yet what color my card base was going to be.  That was also helpful since the size of my card turned out to be an odd size.  Once everything was assembled, my card panel measured 4.25 x 6, so I cut my card base acoordingly to give it a 1/8 border all around.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then clear-embossed it to make it a little more bold.  I popped up the sentiment in the center using foam squares and adhered the panel to a yellow card base.




Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Kinda Pawsome - The Project Bin
Peeking Pup - Simon Says Stamp
Card Stock - Hero Hues Kiwi & Paradise
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Gina K Foam Squares

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
Gemstones



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

Friendship

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
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