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

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A Friend Touches Your Heart

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing a card for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called #BFF.  This is one of my favorite sets from The Project Bin, so many great sayings and quotes about friendship.

For the card panel, I used the Peek-a-Boo Cover Plate from MFT and cut it from Neenah Solar White card stock.  Behind the panel, I placed a sheet of rainbow-striped paper from Lawn Fawn for a nice pop of color, then rounded the bottom 2 corners.  I stamped the friendship sentiment in black and also heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  That gives it a little bit of texture and makes the sentiment a little more bold.  I cut the heart doily 4 times and then stacked them for more of a focal point.  For the finishing touch, I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.



Have a great week and thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
#BFF - The Project Bin
Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Cover Plate - My Favorite Things
Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn
Small Heart Doily - Simon Says Stamp
6mm & 8mm Sparkling Clear sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

You're Beautiful

Hello!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I am sharing a card today for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called "BFF".  This set has some great sentiments about friendship.




I began by digging into my bin of scraps and picked out some scraps in pretty rainbow colors.  Using smaller dies is a great way to use all of those leftover card stock pieces from past projects. I think I could create enough cards to last a lifetime if I never bought another piece of card stock again! (and stamps, and dies, and adhesive, oh my!)

I started the card by using a rectangle frame die and cut the rectangle from the center of the card panel and I also cut a second panel out of craft foam. I then used the Layer B die from Birch Press Designs Viva die set and cut the circles from each color and adhered them to the panel framing the focal point. I then added the fun foam piece to the back.  Next up, the sentiment.  I white heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and adhered it to the back card panel, then I adhered the front panel with the craft foam over the sentiment panel.  The front of the card is popped up in real life, but it is difficult to see in the photo.  I really like the pop of color from the circles against the white background.

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
BFF - The Project Bin
Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window - MFT
Viva Layer B - Birch Press Designs
Craft foam
Neenah Solar White 80 & 110 lb.
Misc card stock scraps

Friday, March 8, 2019

Best. Move. Ever.

Hello there!  Today, I am sharing a card using an adorable stamp set from Li'l Inker Designs called "It's Today, Right?". It's filled with some really cute stick figures along with some great sentiments for couples (anniversary, dating, engagement, etc).


Using my Misti, I repeatedly stamped the sentiment in rainbow colors, stamped the focal image and then framed it using black card stock.  I love the bright, fun colors for such a happy event.

Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
It's Today, Right? - Li'l Inker Designs
Inks - Orange Zest (MFT), Bubble Gum, Strawberry, Dandelion (Hero Arts), Jelly Bean, Audrey Blue, Hot Mama (SSS)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

xoxo

Hello there!  Today, I am sharing a "rainbow of love" card for The Project Bin.  I have gotten so tired of Winter and all of the nasty snow, so I was feeling a need for some Spring color in my life!

For this card, I used the stamp set called In My Heart.  I used the Misti Stamping Tool and stamped the hearts in a rainbow palette.  The Misti makes cards like this such a breeze to create!  For the sentiment, I stamped and white heat-embossed the "xoxo"  onto black card stock and popped it up with foam tape along with some spirals of red thread underneath.



Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
In My Heart - The Project Bin
Inks - Bubble Gum, Dandelion (Hero Arts), Orange Zest (MFT), Jelly Bean, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Alabaster White embossing powder - Brutus Monroe
Red Metallic Thread - Coats & Clark
Black Licorice card stock - MFT
Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

My Favorite's List

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  Once again, I used the stamp set called The Gratest.  So many cute images in this set!

I started out by white heat embossing the image repeatedly onto a panel of watercolor paper, then I used Zig Clean Color markers to color everything.  I made a big mistake in not keeping track of the specific colors that I used.  The OCD in me was too eager to clean up my workspace before I was able to mark down which colors I used!

To give it a little more interest I cut the thin rectangle from the center using a frame die from SSS.


I white heat-embossed the sentiment (also from The Gratest) and used foam tape to pop up the stitched heart.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
The Gratest - The Project Bin
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
Frames - Simon Says Stamp
Splendid Stitched Hearts - Poppy
Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Gray card stock - Hobby Lobby
Foam tape

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

You Are Flippin' Amazing

Hello there!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called The Gratest.

I think this little "flipper" is adorable, and, of course, everything looks better in rainbow colors!  Using my Misti stamping tool, I repeatedly stamped the flipper in ROYGBIV and white heat-embossed the sentiment onto black card stock. I added some rainbow-colored patterned paper for a little more "pop" and adhered the panel to a turquoise card base.

Definitely an easy, clean and simple card.



Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
The Gratest - The Project Bin
Inks - Orange Zest (MFT), Bubble Gum, Strawberry, Dandelion (hero Arts), Jelly Bean, Audrey Blue, Hot Mama (SSS)
Really Rainbow 6x6 paper - Lawn Fawn
Stax 2 rectangle die - MFT
Alabaster embossing powder - Brutus Monroe
Misc. card stock

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Week to you!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp & die set called In My Heart.

Die cut inlay is one of my favorite techniques, so simple and so versatile!  You can create so many different looks, simply by changing up the color or even using patterned papers.   This technique is a great way to use up your scraps and you can also get 3 cards for the price of 1 since you need to die cut it from 3 different colors of paper.  How's that for more bang for your buck?

For this card, I used a sunburst cover plate and chose to go with pink and red in honor of Valentine's Day.  Once everything was die cut and adhered in place,  I placed the Project Bin heart and sentiment onto a stitched circle as the focal point and dressed up the card a bit with some pearls.



Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Supplies Used:
In My Heart - The Project Bin
Starburst Cover Plate -  SugarPea Designs
Misc. Card Stock
White Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
Pearls

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

You're the Gratest

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing a card featuring a brand new stamp set from The Project Bin called The Gratest.  If you haven't already guessed, it's a very "punny" stamp set. 😊  I always love a good pun!

Here is my card:


The background was done on a watercolor panel by blending 3 colors of distress oxides, then spritzing with water and dabbing with a paper towel.  The letters are stacked 4-high with the bottom 2 layers being black to give it a little bit of a shadowed look, helping to lift it from the background a bit.  Next in the assembly came the cheese grater, isn't this the cutest little cheese grater ever?  I embossed it in black on watercolor paper and painted it with a silver watercolor.  To finish off the card, I embossed the sentiment in white on gray card stock, then adhered it to the card.

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
The Gratest - The Project Bin
Bold Alphabet Dies - Altenew
Distress Oxides - Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron
Rectangle Die - MFT Stax 1
Earl Grey Card Stock - Taylored Expressions
Neenah Solar White 110 lb.
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
White Embossing Powder - Hero Arts


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

In My Heart

Hello! Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  Valentines Day is just around the corner, so I felt inspired to start making some heart-themed cards.  For this card, I used the stamp set called In My Heart.  It comes with two really cute heart stamps and some great sentiments, but I decided to use the heart die and some adorable patterned paper as the focus of my card.



I cut the hearts from 14 different patterned papers and 1 in black for the sentiment, which is embossed in white.  I've always loved the look of mixing patterned papers, it definitely adds more interest and it also gives a great pop of color too!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
In My Heart - The Project Bin
Sweet Cakes 6x6 Paper Pad - Doodlebug Design
Chili Pepper card stock - Lawn Fawn

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Really, Really Hungry!

Hello again!  Thank you for joining me for another card using products from The Project Bin.  The sentiment on this card is hilarious!  We all know what it feels like to be REALLY REALLY hungry.  I don't know about you, but I get quite "hangry"!

Today's card features one of my "go-to" techniques, creating backgrounds. I have piles and piles of backgrounds that I've made just waiting to be turned into cards.  Maybe that's actually an achievable New Year's resolution???  We shall see.....


 I began by stamping the sentiment in the center of the card using black ink.  Then, I randomly stamped the cupcakes.  I used only the cupcake part of the sentiment.  (I didn't use the "U >").  When it came time to choose colors, I knew I wanted it to be a "fun" card, so of course I had to go with a rainbow color palette.  I always seem to gravitate toward bright, bold colors anyway, so there is no surprise there!  After all the cupcakes were colored (with Copic markers), I wanted to add "just a little extra something", so I drew polka dots, using a white gel pen, on the frosting part of each cupcake.  I love how this turned out.  For the finishing touch, I added Glossy Accents to the cherries, oops I mean hearts, on each cupcake.

The sentiment on the card seemed like it was getting a little lost, so I white heat embossed part of the sentiment onto black card stock.  This definitely helped to highlight the sentiment, but it also accentuated the fact that said person is REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hungry!!!! LoL!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Really Hungry - The Project Bin
Copic Markers - E31, E33, RV02, R24, YR68, Y18, YG07, B02, V15
Alabaster Embossing Powder - Brutus Monroe
VersaMark
Extreme Black Ink - MFT
White Signo Pen




Tuesday, January 15, 2019

#BFF

Hello there and Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called #bff.  It is filled with some great sentiments!

For the background, I used the #bff stamp and stamped it repeatedly using VersaMark and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  I love the vivid color and the great texture from the embossing.

I stamped the main sentiment and used varying sizes of circle dies to showcase the sentiment a bit more since the background is quite busy.  To complete the card, I adhered the card panel to a gold card base and rounded the bottom corners.


Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
#BFF - The Project Bin
Gold Card Stock - DCWV Metallics Mat Stack
VersaMark
Gilded Embossing Powder - Brutus Monroe
Neenah Solar White 80 lb.
Misc. Circle Dies

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

You're Kinda Pawsome

Hello and Happy New Year!  Best wishes to all of you for an amazing, healthy and prosperous new year!  May 2019 be your best year yet!

Today, I am sharing my first card for The Project Bin as a new member of their design team.  I am really thrilled to be a part of this wonderful group of talented ladies!

My first card features the stamp set called Kinda Pawsome. Being a dog-lover, I couldn't resist using this set!  I started out by using one of the sentiments from the stamp set by stamping it repeatedly (using my Misti) in rainbow colors.  I stamped and colored the dog with Copic markers and cut him out using one of the dies that comes with this set. I love that the dies are included with this set, so nice not to have to buy them separately!  Once he was "all dressed", I placed him in the center of the panel and popped him up with some foam squares.  I finished off the card with a bright blue frame for some added color and added the panel to a yellow card base.



Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Kinda Pawsome - The Project Bin
Stitched Rectangle Frame - My Favorite Things
Hero Arts Inks -  Bubble Gum, Strawberry, Dandelion
MFT Inks - Orange Zest, Cornflower
SSS Inks - Jellybean, Audrey Blue, Hot Mama
Copic Markers - E53, E55, E57
Neenah Solar White 80 lb.
Misc. Card Stock
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