Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Merriest Christmas

Hello there!  In honor of Christmas in July and a brand new stamp & die set from The Project Bin called Merriest Wishes, I have a fun card to share today....

Isn't this snowman the cutest?  And he spins, too!  When I saw his dangling little feet, I just knew he needed to be dangling from a card, too!  He is a simple little guy to color, since he is white already, and he couldn't be any easier to cut out since he comes with a matching die as well!  I did add some light blue highlights around the snow to give him just a little bit of color.  I used colored pencils to color him and used a white Signo pen to add the dots on the present.  I just realized that I forgot to color the pom pom on his hat... ooops! I also cut him out a second time and reversed it to create a backer so I could sandwich the clear thread between the layers.

I made the background using the Grace Layer Set from Birch Press Designs cutting the 3 layers in shades of white, green and red, then I adhered them together and placed them onto a turquoise card panel.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white, and is one of the many great sentiments in this set.  Just before putting this card into an envelope, be sure to spin the snowman around about 20 times or so, then when the recipient opens the card, the snowman will spin like there's no tomorrow!  Always a fun surprise!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Merriest Christmas - The Project Bin
Grace Layer Set - Birch Press Designs
Prismacolor pencils
Neenah Solar White 80lb.
Chili Pepper card stock - Lawn Fawn
Kiwi card stock - Hero Arts
Turquoise card stock - Hobby Lobby
Black Licorice card stock - My Favorite Things

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I Dig You!

Happy Tuesday!  I have a groovy card to share today for The Project Bin.  For my card, I used the stamp set called Kinda Pawsome.  This set is geared to being dog-themed, but I gave it a bit of a new spin.....  Not only can "I dig you"  relate to dogs in a "punny" way, it can also take you back to the 1970's!  LoL.  That is, if you are a disco queen, like me!  In my opinion, the best music is from the 70's!  Now, back to my card.....

I used some retro-looking patterned paper for my background to give it that "groovy" feel and white heat-embossed the sentiment onto black card stock. I stacked the smile die cut twice (the bottom layer in black for some shadow) for a bit of dimension and used a stitched rectangle die to frame the panel.  I adhered the panel onto a purple card base and finished it off with a little bling!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a groovy week!

Supplies Used:
Kinda Pawsome - The Project Bin
All Smiles - My Favorite Things
Stax 2 Stitched Rectangles - My Favorite Things
Patterned Paper - Ella & Viv  Paper Company by Reminisce

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