Happy Anniversary!

anniversary easel card front view


Hi Everyone!

Wow, time flies! I have been busy with my Farmers’ Market Booth ! Now, that is done, and my card shop is decimated, (which I think is a good thing!) it’s time to start creating some new, beautiful cards!

This wasn’t a difficult card to make, but it was difficult to decide HOW to decorate it!

Supplies: 5 x7 hinge card, Rose creations dies, spellbinder rose leaf die, Sue Wilson maiden fern die, Sizzix ornate distressed frame, chipboard (cereal box) rhinestone bling, watercolor paper- 140# cold press 2 pieces cut 5 x7, pearl shimmer paper- 2 pieces cut 5 x7 distressed edges, rose leaves, prima baroque stencil, heart stencil, embossing paste, anniversary stamp- I used a justrite stamp. Staz-on black ink, vellum, white seam binding ribbon, hot glue.

Directions: Make a 5 x7 hinge card, then fold top half in half to make the easel. Cut one more piece of cardstock 5 x 7 glue to folded portion and it will stand up to make the front of the card. Use the baroque stencil to stencil the 2 5 x7  panels of watercolor paper, set aside to dry. Cut your roses from watercolor paper, ink the middles with spun sugar, shape with a bone folder, assemble with hot glue. Cut your leaves ink with peeled paint. Stamp Happy Anniversary with Staz-on black ink, set aside to dry. Cut two frames from chipboard, glue together, cut one frame with silver cardstock and glue on top. brush with some white acrylic paint to dull the silver a bit. Assemble the card as shown in the pics. Insert a bow made from seam binding ribbon.

The pocket on the back of the card was made with a leftover rose and some paper. I stenciled the heart, cut the paper to fit the space and cut another one to make the pocket. Use a 1 inch hole punch to make a half circle punch for sliding the card in and out. Cut a piece of cardstock to fit inside, hole punch, put on some ribbon, glue a flower and some leaves. Insert into the pocket. Glue the pocket on the back of the card.  Enjoy!

Have a beautiful day!


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Happy Father’s Day!

father's day card 2016

With Father’s Day coming up I thought soon I thought I would post a card for the special occasion! It features a paper golf ball, wooden golf peg and brads that look like screws! How fun! I especially like the argyle die cut that I touched up with gold embossing powder.

Supplies: Dark Grey 5″ x 7″ card base, navy blue paper, green paper free-hand cut with a curve to resemble a golf hill, a small bit of orange scrap paper, toothpick, wooden golf peg, navy blue ribbon, brads, father’s day stamp, hot glue, gold embossing powder, heat tool, adhesive, two inch circle punch (Recollections), Swiss dot embossing folder (Spellbinders), argyle die cut (Tim Holtz), Memento London Fog ink, Blue Sapphire distress ink

Directions: Cut your card base, cut navy blue matt, die cut with argyle die then brush on versamark and heat emboss with gold, cut 2 inch circle from white cardstock, emboss with Swiss dots, turn over and highlight backside edges with Memento London Fog ink, you want your golf ball to have indents, not bumps. Cut the green and adhere to the blue, cut the ribbon to wrap to backside of blue/green matt, cut smaller piece of ribbon, use hot glue to attach the golf peg to the small piece of ribbon and tie in knot. hot glue it to the long piece across the bottom of the card. stamp message, cut, mount on navy blue, use brads on sides, hot glue to the ribbon. Glue on golf ball. Use a toothpick as the stick for the orange sign. Cut paper to resemble flag, write #1 on it, glue it to the toothpick and stick it in behind the green paper. mount your navy piece to your base and matt inside with white for writing a personal message. If my directions are confusing, just look at the picture! 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads out there who work hard and take care of their families!