Birthday · cards · CC Designs · copics · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Interactive · Masculine · MFT · Summer

Cutest Birthday Card of the Year….One of Them Anyway…hahaha

Hi everyone! This box card makes me so happy!  I love it so much!  So fun to color and put together!  Making a card like this is like starting out on a journey and you’re not quite sure where you’ll end up! lol ❤

This card was for one of our grandsons, Cedryk. Not curly blonde hair but just as cute! ❤

Our grandsons found the new show Adventure Agents a year or so ago and boy have they had fun!  When I asked Ced what he wanted for his birthday card this year he told me a boy cutting down trees!  I said, “ok”…told myself not to panic yet… lol  Came home and started looking through the stash and thinking! This is where I ended up and I was thrilled! YAY!  So thankful to have this cardmaking challenge to keep me smiling!

So here’s some more pictures!

I stamped, cut him out by hand and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Timber!!!!

from the side… I had to trim down the MFT grass dies to fit.

a little bit more of the perspective/depth…

It folds flat to fit in an envelope!  YAY!

I hope he made you smile… thank you for stopping by my blog!  I love sharing my cards with you!

P.S.  be watching…tonight central time… 11 p.m. (12 a.m. Eastern) is the NEW Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release!  I have a card to share on Thursday for the StAMPtember Blog Party… it’s a Christmas card!  So come back and I appreciate it so much when you shop through my links!  THANK YOU!

Here’s what I used that I have links for…

Lumberjack Guys Clear Stamp Set -…
[ CCD ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things OUTSIDE THE BOX…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Taller Than Trees | Steel Crafting…
[ TCH ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]

 

All Occasion · cards · CAS · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Simon Says Stamp

Guesting at AAA Cards Challenge…

Hi everyone! It’s my privilege to play along with the AAACards Challenge blog today!  We would love to have you join us! Here’s what you need to know…

I do enjoy making CAS cards and I’m always inspired by challenges!

I just woke up the other morning thinking about my speech bubble stamps and dies, so I got them out and started.  This was first out of my brain and I liked it and even though I thought I’d try another I didn’t.  I always think I’ll do more than I do! ha

Here’s a picture of the card I made and entered into one of the AAA challenges and won with my card for this new challenge.  Click ‘home’ and scroll down a few posts and you’ll find the thank you card.

I’m thinking this CONGRATS card is especially fitting for this time of year and could be switched up easily for many occasions.  Blue for a baby boy sentiment, pink for a baby girl, it doesn’t have to be just graduations! But you could use the school color!

I really like it and I hope you’ll take up the challenge!  Once you get started making CAS cards it’s so fun! 😀

I took a close up picture of this cute washi tape that I’m gonna use to close the envelope… perfect! ❤

This is the mini slimline size card…3 ½  x 6 inches.

Thanks for stopping by today and I apologize for accidentally hitting the publish button earlier which ended up in you receiving an email too early!  ugh!  I had made a change and normally it would say ‘update’ but because I’d already saved this post as a ‘draft’ it says publish instead of update!  OH GOOD GRIEF! (Charlie Brown)   Yes, blogging is a challenge too! lol

Have a good rest of the week and try making a CAS card and linking it up!

What I used to make this card…

My Favorite Things ALL THE…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things ALL THE…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Alexandra Renke – Speech Bubbles…
[ STR ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
[ SSS | SBC ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Mini Slim Envelopes
[ TE ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · CAS · copics · Cottage Cutz · Memory Box · MFT · Spring

Cottage Cutz Gnome Sleeping in Hammock Card…

Hi everyone!  Something a little different this week…a sleepyhead!  A cute sleepyhead though!

I die cut this Gnome Sleeping in Hammock from Cottage Cutz, all in Neenah 110# white cardstock and colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers.  Easy coloring and I didn’t have to find cardstock scraps to die cut all the little pieces.  The only drawback is, you aren’t helping to use up your scraps stash! ho ho

Thinking about a sentiment… I grabbed a new set from My Favorite Things and used one of the sentiments.  I’m not sure who I’ll send this to!  It’s using that naughty B word that Tim and I didn’t let the girls use when they were growing up!  It was find something to do or I’ll find you something to do! lol

I made a grass stencil with a Memory Box Grass die.  Using a TE ink blending brush and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink, I did the grass.

Using a My Favorite Things cloud stencil, a TE ink blending brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, I did the sky.

This is an A2 size card….blank on the inside so far!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this little guy made you smile!

All Occasion · cards · copics · MFT · Mini Slim Card · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Spring

Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows and MFT Spring Gnomes Card…

Truth – You’re a friend like gnome other!  Cardmakers just click!

I’m using the NEW Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Windows die today from the latest release, ‘All The Feels’….very fun to create three little scenes with the NEW My Favorite Things Spring Gnomes Stamp and die sets too!

I die cut the Windows die and backed it with Memory Box NEW Madras Plaid Blue and Violet 6×6 paper pad.  Such gorgeous papers!

The gnome, flowers and grass are die cut in Copic coloring cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Accented with a white Sakura gel pen.

I stamped the sentiments with the Misti stamping tool. On the inside I stamped the ‘I carrot about you so much’ sentiment and added a carrot. ❤

Hope it makes you smile and think Spring!

In case you’re up for shopping…here’s the latest dealz from SSS…never know what you might find!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things SPRING GNOMES Dies…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes MINI…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp MINI SLIMLINE…
[ SSS ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker
[ SSS ]

 

Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Flowers · MFT · Poppystamps

My Favorite Things All Star High Top Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  Still catching up with birthday cards!  This one was for our granddaughter Lilli!  I couldn’t make it exactly like her shoes but I caught one of the patterns anyway!  So cute!

Then the sweet daisies from Memory Box. Die cut in white and colored with Copics.

The paper I used for the shoes is an old pattern… really dates me… I think it was the first pattern paper company, Paper Patch…1995 ish!  lol

Happy Birthday is from a Taylored Expressions Bold Brushstrokes stamp set that I use a lot for the teen ages.  On the inside it says ‘you are totally awesome’ from the same set.

The detail in the High Top die is wonderful!  The eyelets look real!  So glad they brought this die back.  I was able to snag an old set but now everyone can get it!

Thanks for clicking over today!  Hope you enjoyed this cute card!

Here’s what I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94249 Daisy Silhouette…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bold Brushstrokes
[ TE ]
LLD All Star High Top Die-namics
[ MFT ]

 

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Interactive · MFT · Summer

MFT Hop, Flip and a Jump Interactive Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a birthday card for one of our grandsons that just turned 7 the end of September.  He’s a tramp lovin’ boy for sure and can run like the wind!

I used some newer My Favorite Things stamps and dies… perfect for our grands who all love the tramp.  I had a $25 gift certificate that I’d won on a challenge that helped me buy the awesome Interactive Up Down Die set!  We’ll need to use it a lot!

I followed the MFT Design Team gal Laura’s instructional video on how to do it.  I reinforced the mechanism by gluing 3 die cuts together though, it really needed the strength!  I haven’t asked but I’m hoping it’s still working on the card! hehe

Super cute and easy to color!  I was so happy with how it turned out!  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut the images out with the Scan and Cut 350, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. There are coordinating dies, I’ll link them up below.

Then it was just assemble like Laura’s video! You can find it on the MFT You Tube Channel. Here’s my video of it in action! Click HERE to see it BIG… much better on the You Tube channel.

It’s an A2 size card…

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope it made you smile!

Here’s what I used to make it…

My Favorite Things A HOP FLIP AND A…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things HOP FLIP AND A…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things INTERACTIVE UP AND…
[ SSS | MFT ]
My Favorite Things MINI CLOUD EDGES…
[ SSS | MFT ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Honey Bee GRASS BORDER Die hbds-gb
[ SSS | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Push Here
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn SET LF17SETPH PUSH HERE…
[ SSS ]