Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May All Your Weeds be Flowers Easel Card


For my "Anything Goes" project this month I made an easel card using Mother's Day Daisy and Spring Sentiment Set.

Mothers day Daisy                                                          Spring sentiments set

                                                                              
CARD RECIPE

All DD stamps used: "Mother's Day Daisy" and " Spring Sentiment Set."

Cardstock & papers: Prints from "Uptown Flair" by The Paper 
Studio, cardstock by Recollections

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: SVG card design by My Scrap Chick, three 1 1/2 inch paper flowers by Martha Stewart, six 7/8 inch paper flowers by Craft Smart, various sizes of black pearls

Special Technique: 


The card for my easel is "Frills Circle Easel Card" from My Scrap Chick. I made the bottom layer 6 inches and the top layer 5 inches. This allows a little of the bottom layer to show around the lower half of the top layer. 


The Mother's Day Daisy image was printed at 3 1/4 inches and the sentiment is 2 by 1 1/4 inches.


I scattered seven flowers across the left side of the card and two on the right. Using the various sized black pearls, I made a swirl on each side of the sentiment and added four pearls to the sentiment.



Color Palette 

Skin: FS2, 4, 6, TN2, BP1
Hair: TN1,2, GB1, 6, 7, 9
Hat/ Skirt: CG1, 2, DG3
Shirt/ Flowers: MG1,2,3, BP1
Leaves/ Stems: Holly , Grass from Colorista 

I love how bright and cheerful this card is. I hope you like it as well. I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment. 
May All Your Weeds Be Flowers!






Monday, May 15, 2017

Tire Swinging Percy Tent Card



Hi crafty friends!
Today I am on the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog for Hostess Monday.  For my project I shared how to make a tent card.


For my card I used Tire Swinging Percy and a sentiment from Super Hero Sentiment Set.

Tire Swinging PercySuper Hero sentiment set
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Sage Green Light Foliage by Keeping Memories Alive, Dark green print from Old World Stack by DCWV, and Sage Green Dots by Lasting Impressions, cardstock by Recollections.

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./Embellishments: Frame svg by My Scrap Chick, Cloud Embossing folder by Darice, butterfly by Craft Smart, four paper flowers by Prima.

Special Technique:

For your card base use a 5 inch by 12 inch piece of cardstock folded in half.  Create an opening in the front panel that is approximately  3 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches. ( I used a card base from cricut, but you could make a die cut opening or make your own.)




To make the tent mechanism, cut a 5 by 4 inch rectangle from the same cardstock, and score the four inch length at 1, 2 and 3 inches. Then fold the piece into an M along the folds. Place double stick tape along the length of the first and last sections. Set this aside until after you have decorated the front of your card.

                             

Decorate your card any way you like. In this case, Tire Swinging Percy swings back and forth in the opening.




COLOR PALETTE

Branch: GB 8, 9, 10, CG 2, 3, 4
Rope: EB 1. 2. GB 8
Tire: IG 3, 5, 9
Pig: Cr 3, 2, 1, Blender

  When you finish decorating the card, add the tent base as shown.


Tent cards are so fun and easy to make! It's fun to experiment with different shaped openings. I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. You can find more details here.

Have a wonderful, crafty day!











Friday, May 12, 2017

Patriotic Birdhouse Trio


Hi! With Memorial Day coming, followed by Flag Day and the Fourth of July, I decided to make something I could keep out for all these holidays.


For my patriotic birdhouse condo I used two files from My Scrap Chick, Birdhouse Trio and the 5 inch version of Prim Pillar for the base. I also used the fence from "Carrot Patch Box."

Materials

 Birdhouse Trio &  Prim Pillar from My Scrap Chick
white tagboard
Patriotic prints from "Americana" from Colorbok 
Distressed White Cardstock and tin ceiling print from Basic Grey
Weathered Blue cardstock from EK Success
Other papers from my stash.
Self adhesive mounting board (as used for needlework framing)
1/2 inch patriotic ribbon
inks in coordinating colors
Glue and tape runner

I used tagboard for the base layers of the birdhouses and stand to give them more stability. For the birdhouses I sized the side pieces to fit as closely as possible and duplicated them so there was a front and back and two side pieces. I traced and cut out by hand the opening in the front piece. I inked all the pieces and the corners of the base to help with the rustic feel of the birdhouses. The birdhouses are 9, 6 and five inches tall. I pushed the roof pieces of the two smaller birdhouses forward so the roof is flush with the back of the birdhouses so they will fit flush against the larger birdhouse when you put the condo together. 


I mounted the three birdhouses as shown onto a 7 by 7 1/4 inch piece of self adhesive mounting board. I added a 2 inch by 7 1/4 inch piece of fence around the open area and added ribbon around the bottom.




The base was also made from tagboard and the side panels, top and bottom were made from the distressed white cardstock. These pieces were inked with brown and a little black. Lots of glue and tape runner hold it all together.

I love my new birdhouse condo and hope you love it too. I'd love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment. 

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

NO SPRING CHICKEN EASEL CARD



My sister is celebrating a milestone birthday that she is not too thrilled about, so I decided to make her a cute little card to mark the day.


I used two files from My Scrap Chick for my card.


Blooming Layers Easel Card: click to enlarge


Shirley, Goodness, Mercy Digis


I cut the four layers of the flower from a thin cardstock, and another set from heavier cardstock, and layered the corresponding pieces on top of each other to give the flower stability. I used foam tape between the layers to give the flower dimension.





I added a sentiment made in Design Space using a system font.


I added a blue dotted circle to the center of the flower and some grass borders to the bottom of the frame.


The chick was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

COLOR PALETTE

Hen: TN 1, 2, blender
Beak, Feet: BO 1, 3
Flower: MG 1,2, CT 2, 4, LG 2, 5
Hat: GB 1, 4, 6, green florescent gel pen
Hat Band: CG 3, LG 3
Dress: MG 1, 2, 3, pink florescent gel pen
Apron: TB 1, blender

I love how this card came out! The Blooming Layers Easel Card is the perfect frame for the cute mother hen. 

Have a great crafty day! If you liked my card, please leave a comment; I'd love to hear from you! ~ Shirley


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterfly Pat Shaker Card

      Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights at Louby Loo.

 

I used "Butterfly Pat" and "My Kind of Catch" for my shaker card. They can be found here:

http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/  and here:
http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_31&products_id=1915

CARD RECIPE

All DD stamps Used: " Butterfly Pat" and "My Kind of Catch Sentiment"

Cardstock & Papers: Cardstock by Recollections, patterned papers from K & Company and my stash. Image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion.

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Canning Jar svg from My Scrap Chick, Fuse Kit, orange sequins, small butterfly punch, 3/8 inch wide orange ribbon

Special Technique: Shaker was made using a Fuse Kit. I used an envelope slightly larger than the jar. I traced the jar on the envelope and fused seams just inside the traced lines. I trimmed off the extra film from the envelope. I punched butterflies and glued them back to back so they looked good from both sides. (You could skip this step if you use double sided paper.) I filled the envelope about 1/3 full with butterflies and sequins, then fused the top closed. I used a combination of glue runner and glue to put the layers together. I added a orange ribbon around the top. The image was atatched with foam tape.






Color Palette 

Skin: FS2, 4, 6, TN2, PP1
Hair: BO1, 2, GB7, TN9, EB4
Dress: CT1, 3, 4, CG3, 4, BO1, 4
Shoes: RB1, 2, 3, EB7
Hearts: CR1, 7, 9, 11
Net: BGR1, 3

I hope you liked my shaker card. If so, I'd love to hear from you.



Friday, April 28, 2017

Onesie Gift Set





I have a dear craft friend who is expecting a baby girl any day now, so I made this gift set for her. I think they turned out really cute and were so easy to make!


For the gift box I used Onesie Gift Box Girl from My Scrap Chick and enlarged it a much as I could. I decorated it with bits of lace and ribbon.


The easel card and tag were made using Onesie Girls Tutu Easel Card and Onesie Girls Tutu Flat Fold Card



Materials List

Printed cardstock and pink dots from "Uptown Flair" from The Paper Studio. Check and plaid from my scraps stash. 

Plain cardstock from Recollections.

Various gathered white laces

Various white and pink ribbon

Clear Gems by Jots

Pink dotted flowers from Craft Smith

The following files from My Scrap Chick were used.


Onesie Gift Box GirlOnesie Girls Tutu Flat Fold Card: click to enlargeOnesie Girls Tutu Easel Card: click to enlarge

I love how this gift set turned out, and so did my friend. If you have a special someone who is expecting, this set would make a great gift. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 

Have a great day!

Shirley
 



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ball Gown Gladys Bow Card

Hi! Spring is here and soon it will be Prom time. Do you know someone who will be attending her first Prom? If yes, why not make her a cute bow card to celebrate the occasion?


CARD RECIPE

All DD Stamps & Products Used: Ball Gown Gladys Set, Bow Card Template

Cardstock & Papers: Floral from "Joplin" by Colorbok, Paisley is from "Bejeweled" by Colorbok, cardstock by Recollections, images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock from Crafter's Companion

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers & Glitter Pen

Acc. & Embellishments: Bow Card Template from Digital Delights, Mats, butterflies and flourishes by Cricut, small aqua gems, various small silk flowers, glue runner, glue , foam tape, paper clips

Special Technique:

I made the bow card over sized at 9 3/4 inches. All the base pieces, and decorative mats were made from aqua cardstock. The top layers were made from the patterned papers. I layered the patterned pieces over their corresponding aqua pieces. When dry, I formed the bows, glued them in place, and used paper clips to hold them in place while they dried.


I put the card layers together as shown using a combination of tape runner, glue and foam tape. I used paper clips to hold it all together while everything dried.




Four flourishes and two butterflies were tucked between the layers and aqua gems were added as shown.  Five little silk flowers were added to each side of the completed image. 


The image was printed on a 3 1/2 inch circle and the sentiment was made 1 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches. Both were added to decorative mats.

Color Palette

Skin: FS2,4, TN2, PP2
Hair: CT1, LY3, CT4, GB6, 9
Gown: MG 1, 2, 3, glitter pen
Background: BT1, 2, 4


This card was so much fun to make! I love this bow card, and I'm sure I will be making more of these in the future.

If you liked my card be sure to leave me a comment. I love to hear from you!




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bunnies in the Carrot Patch



Bunnies got into the Carrot Patch!




This cute little centerpiece would be perfect for any Spring/Summer event. I used the Carrot Patch Box for most of my project, and the tired bunny from Chubby Bunnies for face, ears and paws of the bunnies.


MATERIALS

Pink dotted cardstock from "Watercolor Ombre" by DCWV
Antique tan cardstock from Basic Grey
Colored cardstock by Recollections
Orange dot cardstock from my stash
Orange 1/4 inch ribbon
Wood Grain embossing folder from Cuddlebug
Small white pom poms
Adhesive, foam tape
Small amount of self stick Velcro
Exacto knife

I used the carrot pattern to make the bunny bodies from the pink dotted cardstock. The facial features, ears and paws are from the tired bunny from the Chubby Bunnies file. I placed the ears up instead of down, and also made the eyes larger. The muzzle was attached with foam tape to add some dimension.


A 1/4 inch piece of self stick Velcro was used as a closure behind the ears.




The little carrots were made at 2 1/2 inches using the carrot pattern. Each bunny got a carrot, one was put outside the fence, and two were put between the bunnies inside the fence. I used an exacto knife to make a small X for each carrot inside the fence.




I used small pom poms to give the bunnies little tails. ( A larger pom pom would probably have worked better, but I used what I had.)


The fence was made using the Basic Grey cardstock. The pickets were embossed using the Wood Grain Cuddlebug folder. I used my Cricut Explore to write the message on the sign.


I hope you liked my Bunnies in the Carrot Patch. I had so much fun making it.  If you liked it I'd love to hear from you! 

HAPPY EASTER