Tuesday, April 18, 2017

thank you for always being there

Hi!  I finally made another box card!  I've come to realize that I only have a couple hours a day if I'm lucky to craft or work on my Etsy shop.  And sometimes I procrastinate so those 2 hours probably decrease down a lot! 

So this box card features the cute hedgehogs from Birdie Brown at MFT.  The sentiment is a combination from Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant.  While I think these box cards are cute and fun, sometimes it takes a bit of time to align correctly so that it will fold nicely.  The first 2 I made came out really easy but for some reason I think I wasn't liking these up nicely and so it would lay flat one way but not really the other.

But I think I got it now.  In any case, I need to take the time to align the sides carefully.  My plan is to make 3 more of these box cards.  Haha, I always have plans but they don't always happen. 

By the way, I restocked the snowflakes and maple leaves in my shop.  In case you want to start prepping for Christmas.  Is it too early?  I've already bought 2018 calendars from Taylored Expressions.  Wish me luck that I'll make calendars early this year. 

Thanks for visiting!




Monday, April 10, 2017

graduation cards

Hi all!  I made a bunch of graduation cards in different colors.  These took me a while to finish in between packing confetti!  I love to make all sorts of things but it's getting harder to find the time.  And sometimes I'm just too tired!

I made these graduation cards before.  This image is from Sister Stamps.  Do you guys miss them?  They put out a lot of great images like this one. 

I colored them up differently in black, blue, red and green.  Are those the most popular school colors? 

Here is a slightly different design using the year instead of congrats.

Here's the green version.

That's it for now.  My plan is to make more box cards today (and pack more confetti).  Hopefully it'll be a productive day.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 31, 2017

new pretty star confetti

Hi everyone!  Just popping in quick to share some pretty stars I listed in the shop.  These are the regular, more chunky/thicker cut confetti/glitter.  Good for those shaker cards when you want a bit more weight to shake around.  But I like the thinner ones for shakers too just cause they are less bulky.  Sometimes I put the thinner cut confetti in those clear plastic bags and use those instead of using the dimensional tape all under the card.  So then my shaker cards end up kind of thin.  Maybe it's hard to visual and some day I'll share some photos.





 So just real quick I now have blue, pink, purple, white and yellow in the 3mm size.

And I also added this really nice gold hollow stars and stars mix.  I love these!  So happy at the quality of these.

Okay, thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

you're one smart cookie!

Hello!  So recently I sold a card that I made last year.  It was the little MFT flying pig with reach for the stars sentiment.  I loved that card!  And even though it took a bit of a while to sell, probably cause I listed during Christmas season instead of graduation season, I didn't mind since I loved looking at it.  When it did sell, I was kind of sad to see it go.  Hopefully the buyer enjoys it too.

Today, I have another graduation card, two cards actually but they are variations of each other so basically almost the same.

It features the cute and smart cookie from Lawn Fawn's Smart Cookie set.  I think this would be nice for preschool or kindergarten graduations but still pretty fun for the bigger kids too.  The congratulations sentiment is made from an MFT die.  It's kind of funny that I didn't really know what color I wanted to make the congratulations.  I went back and forth from black to red and when I got to my table, I saw the leftover gray cardstock and used that instead. 

Here's the second one.  The glasses and eyes on the cookies are different.  I stamped the red sentiment using my Precision Press!  I like it a lot. 

I also used my Xyron sticker maker to make it easier to adhere the gray sentiment onto my card.  I don't necessarily use the sticker maker to make stickers out of pieces that are already cut because like other people (reviewers) have mentioned, there is always some adhesive that sticks to the outside.  And then I spend a lot of time trying to get the stickiness off.  Usually I use some temporary tape to get that off.  But the sticker maker is really great for intricate dies.  I run my cardstock that I want to cut the die from and so the whole piece has adhesive and then I take my die and cut the cardstock.  There's really no mess or extra adhesive on the side when cutting like this.  And it saves me so much time instead of trying to place little dots of glue.  So for the cards above, the gray sentiment was just a big sticker and so easy to apply.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

sealed with a kiss

Hello again!  I had more time to make some cards the past couple days.  I made another box card like the one I shared a couple days ago.

This card features the cute seals from Lawn Fawn's Sealed with a Kiss.  I got this set last year when I purchased $35 worth of product from Lawn Fawn.  I actually bought stuff just to get this stamp set!  It's so cute!  I love the seal kissing the other seal and the pun is so fun.

Here's the box kind of folded flat.  The seals kind of peek through.

Recently I bought WRMK's Precision Press when it was on sale at Scrapbook.com.  I used it to stamp the sentiment on this box card.  It was easy to use and I got to double stamp the sentiment to make it darker.  I've used it on other projects recently too and it's such a good choice if you're looking for something like that especially if you're on a budget.  It's such an economical choice!

Thank you for stopping by today!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

you octopi my heart

Hello!  Happy Spring!  Well, so much for blogging more regularly.  But I actually have not been making many cards.  I have a lot of images colored up but they are not finding their way onto cards!  Hopefully soon though.  I would like to have a day just to make cards and not have to worry about chores or meals.  Cooking takes a lot of time, doesn't it?  I would love if someone prepared our meals and then cleaned up too.  Wishful thinking, dreaming on my part.

Today, I have this fun box card to share.  It's made from the box card die by Lawn Fawn.  The die comes with everything you'd need to finish up this card.  I love all the details.  It's definitely a fun card.  I used Lawn Fawn's Octopi My Heart stamp set as the focal point of this box.  They are actually holding "hands" if you look closely. 

Here's how it looks folded flat.  I love that Lawn Fawn sized it to fit a regular A2 envelope.  So smart!

Hoping I can share more soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

thanks a latte

Hi all!  I actually didn't have much else to post recently!  So yesterday I finally made these coffee cards that have been on my to do list for a while.  And today ended up being kind of busy with chores and other errands that I finally am able to post this card tonight.

Do you know that I haven't bought any patterned papers for over a year now?  Well, that is until Doodlebug came out with this super cute coffee patterned paper!  And I had to get it cause it matched the Paper Smooches coffee die that I had.  The band on the coffee cup is actually crinkled cardstock that I had for years.  I finally got a chance to use it!  Glad I saved it and didn't put it in the donate pile.

This is the inside of the card.  There is a gift card pocket and I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler set on it.  I think these would make great thank you cards for just about anyone who loves coffee.

I have also restocked a lot of the confetti in the shop recently.  Please check it out if your interested.  Quantities are limited.

Thank you stopping by!