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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Turtley Adore You

Hello again!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin using one of their brand new stamp sets.  It's called Love Your Shellfie and it contains an adorable, little turtle along with some very "punny" sentiments.  It really is an adorable set!

Here is my card:

I stamped the turtle and colored this cute, little guy using Copic markers.  Then, using a white gel pen, I added the polka dots to the hearts.  I created a very simple "scene" using a grass die cut to ground him and the sweet clouds to add to the playfulness of the turtle.  The clouds are stacked for a bit of dimension.  I finished off the card with the sentiment, heat-embossed in white onto black card stock, and then added the rainbow-striped paper to add a little pop of color.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Love Your Shellfie - The Project Bin
Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper - Lawn Fawn
Really Rainbow 6x6 paper - Lawn Fawn
Grassy Fields die - My Favorite Things
Happy Clouds dies - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Arch Stax - My Favorite Things
Stitched Rectangle die - My Favorite Things
Copic Markers - YG03, YG05, YG07, RV21, RV23
Neenah Solar White 110lb.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Love Completes the Puzzle

Happy Tuesday!  That means it is time to share another card for The Project Bin.  For this week's card, I decided to use Spencer's Set again in honor of Autism Awareness month.

My background was created by blending 3 colors of distress inks onto watercolor paper and then spritzing droplets of water onto the panel, then lifting the water with a paper towel.  I really like the distressed look the water droplets create.  Once it was dry, I used a puzzle die to make my background into a puzzle, I thought it would coordinate well with the Autism puzzle logo.  When I assembled the puzzle pieces onto the black card stock, I purposely left a little gap between the pieces.  When I placed the pieces perfectly back together, it was really difficult to see that the background was a puzzle.  The little gaps make it easier to notice that the background is made up of puzzle pieces.

I stamped and colored the puzzle heart with colored pencils, then cut it out using the coordinating heart die that can be found in the In My Heart set.  I white-heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock, and then cut one side into a fishtail banner, then adhered to the card.  For the finishing touch, an array of matching sequins for a decorative element.

Supplies Used:
Spencer's Set - The Project Bin
In My Heart - The Project Bin
Puzzle Cover Up - My Favorite Things
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade
Black Licorice Card Stock - My Favorite Things
Watercolor Paper
Colored Pencils
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock
Pink Lemonade Sequins - Neat & Tangled

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Autism Awareness

Hello again.  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  Today is Autism Awareness Day and the month of April is Autism Awareness Month, so to promote Autism Awareness, I used the stamp set called Spencer's Set.  A portion of the profits from sales of this set will be donated to the Autism Research Institute.  The Project Bin is also having a sale on this set for the month of April for only $5 (no limit), or it can even be yours FREE with a $60 order.

This card seems to be shouting Spring!, doesn't it?  Well, my mind says Spring, the calendar says Spring.... the outdoors?  Not so much!  My fingers are crossed, though, that it will happen sometime soon!

The heart was stamped onto 80lb. Neenah Solar White paper and colored with Copic markers.  I used 2 shades of each color for a bit of shadow.  Then, I cut out the heart with a coordinating heart die that can be found in the In My Heart set. I also cut 3 more hearts in black to stack them under the colored heart for dimension. I just happened to find the perfect patterned paper to coordinate with my stamped image, added it to the left side of the card, then used a stitched scallop die to trim down the white panel.  I, then, added the quote by Dr. Seuss to complete my card.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Spencer's Set - The Project Bin
In My Heart - The Project Bin
Scallop Stitches - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Circles - Simon Says Stamp
Perfectly Plaid 6x6 - Lawn Fawn
Neenah Solar White 80 and 110 lb. paper
Copic Markers - V04, V05, YG03, YG63, B21, B32, YR04, YR07

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Best Friends Forever

Hello there and Happy Spring!  Well, the calendar says so anyway...  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin... and ANOTHER card using the #bff stamp set!  I told you I love this set, LoL!

I've been on a roll lately using my card stock scraps, but who am I kidding... it would take 5 lifetimes to use up my paper supply!

I created a wreath using flower die cuts and little circles and then added the #bff sentiment as the focal image.  I finished off the card by rounding the top corners, added a strip of black and white striped paper at the bottom of the card and also a stitched scalloped border in turquoise separating the two panels.

Supplies Used:
#BFF - The Project Bin
Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 - MFT
Large Stitched Circle Stackables - Lawn Fawn
Beautiful Blooms II - Papertrey Ink
Black & White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad - MFT