Beach Chair Bliss Shaker Card

Supplies needed:

  • Circle base card – blue
  • Blue Circle – same size as card
  • White Circle – same size as card
  • Craft Foam
  • Stamp set – Fun In The Sun by The Rubber Cafe
  • Ranger Distress Inks : Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
  • Alcohol Markers : OR1, CR11, GB8, GB10
  • Glitter
  • Celofane
  • Rope

Create your beach background on your white circle using your distress inks.  Stamp and color your beach chair. Assemble your shaker card and decorate the edges and border.

Have a good week!

Antoinette

Pocket Full of Love

I wanted to share some outline stickers on patterned paper.

Supplies:

  • Heart Windows Flap Card by Hot Off The Press
  • Razzle Dazzle paper by DCWV
  • Pink Swirly Heart outline stickers by Dazzles
  • Pink pearls

This card is quick and easy. Trace your flap onto the back of a patterned paper, fussy cut and then attach to your base card. Make sure to do both sides. Cover all panels of the card and then decorate.

Remember to share your sunshine, we all have plenty!

Antoinette

 

A Little Bird Told Me

This multilevel card features the Birds With Trees outline stickers from Krazy Kreations.

Supplies needed:

  • Thick card stock for your base that measures 5 1/2 x 11″ and 1 medium Banner tag
  • Glitter paper
  • Floral paper measures 2 x 5 1/2 ” and 1 small banner tag
  • Green background paper measures 4 x 5 1/2″
  • Brown paper cut like 2 hills and small banner for sentiment
  • Alcohol markers: TB1, TB3, TB7, CT3, DG2, DG3, DG4, GB8, GB10, EB5
  • Lavender doily tape by Darice measures 5 1/2″
  • Hello stamp, white ink
  • Twine and pearls

Before you put your card together, attach your outline stickers to your glitter paper, color them and cut them out. I used 2 birds, 2 wings, 1 tree and 3 leaves.

For my base, I used a navy blue card stock. Score your base at 3 1/2, 7 1/2 and 9″. Fold your score lines. For my embellishment papers, I used the Fair Skies paperback by Farm House Paper. Attach to the base. Attach your large hill to the green background and then pop up your smaller hill.

I used foam tape to pop up my tree, leaves and bird on the hill.Attach your front bird to your floral paper. I attached my doily tape to my floral piece and embellished with twine and pearls.

For my sentiment, I stamped “Hello” from the Soaring Above Collection by The Rubber Cafe in white ink. Layer your banner tags and attach to the card. Finish off with your greeting.

Have a great rest of the week! Don’t forget to share your sunshine.

Antoinette

 

Best Dad Double Pocket Card

Another version of the double pocket card. This card uses a few more die cuts than the other card. I did make 3 tags for this card so that each of us has a tag to decorate for my hubby.

Tools used include: double pocket template from Paper Wishes , Banner Party stamps by Fun Stamper’s Journey (FSJ), Pennant Die by FSJ, Just Men stamps by The Rubber Cafe, Chalk Studio by My Mind’s Eye, Tags by Sizzix, Letter dies by Tattered Lace, Star punch and twine.

Please share you Father’s Day Creations.

Antoinette

Father’s Day Double Pocket Card

As promised, the Father’s Day double pocket card. If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, the template comes from Hot Off The Press at Paper Wishes http://www.Paperwishes.com  

I wanted to make cards this year that each child could create a piece of. I thought these pockets were perfect. I created a tag for each child to decorate and write their special message to Daddy. I did stencil the backgrounds to give them a little flare 🙂 The pockets can also be used to tuck gift cards into.

FYI, the card can be folded flat to mail. The finished card measures 3.75 x 5.5″

Check back on Wednesday for the Best Dad Double Pocket Card.

Antoinette

Double Pocket Cards

This week I wanted to highlight some fun shaped cards. These double pocket cards are from Hot Off the Press via Paper Wishes (www.Paperwishes.com) They have a vast array of shaped cards(and everything else you need too) for purchase. They have great specials on different days of the week. Sign up to be on their email list so you don’t miss their amazing bundles and discounts.

For these cards, I used my original as  a template and created them with double sided papers. They come as white card stock.

Since Father’s Day is around the corner, I will start with the Father’s Day cards and then the Birthday card.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Father’s Day Double Pocket Card.

Spreading sunshine the old fashioned way!

Antoinette

Pink Poppy Bliss

This card has a lot of elements inspired by my die cut extras drawer. I enjoy a challenge to try and find coordinating pieces to make a beautiful card for someone.

My supplies included: Elizabeth Craft Stitched Circle dies, Heartfelt Creations (HC) Ornate Borders and Pockets, HC Cut Mat Create 2B, HC Blazing Poppy, HC Delicate Border Basics, HC Classic Border Basics, HC Arianna Lace, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (TH), TH Spun Sugar, TH Bundled Sage, Frosted Lace Stickles

I would love to see what you create from your “extras drawer”. Please share.

As always, remember to share your sunshine with others.

Antoinette

Polka Dot Bunny

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This colorful card screams Spring! The best part of Spring is all of the beautiful colors and flowers.

I started my card with a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ turquoise base. My green layer measures 5 3/8 x 7 3/8″. My polka dot paper layer measures 5 1/4 x 7 1/4″ and is wrapped with a pink ribbon. I die cut a large oval in a darker turquoise card stock and embossed it with the Darice folder called Polka Dot. I die cut a smaller oval in white card stock using the Decorative Ovals by Spellbinders.

I stamped the bunny, sentiment and butterfly from the Happy Spring stamp set by Rubber Cafe and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I used GB8,GB10,PP1,DG3,DG4,OR1,LV1,PL2.

For my flowers, I stamped the Large Classic Petunia smaller flowers with black Staz On ink. I inked the edges of my Petunia petals Victorian Velvet and the centers with Dusty Concord and Barn Door by Ranger. I shaped the base of the petals with my bone folder and the tips of the petals with my Flowers Shaping Tool kit by Heartfelt Creations. I centered the flowers with white prills.

To assemble the card, I used craft foam to layer the focal image. I glued the flowers and leaves to the left of the oval. I accented the flowers with a white Stickles and the oval with pink pearls.

This card, or any of your creations, will surely brighten someone’s day. Share your sunshine and creativity with those who need a little “pick me up”.

Antoinette

Classic Petunia Wishing Well

 

As always, we have a great selection of beautiful images from Heartfelt Creations to chose from for our cards. The Classic Petunia Collection features wishing wells, garden benches, hanging floral baskets, flowers and butterflies. I chose the wishing well for todays card.

I started with a 6 x 12″ card stock lavender base. I cut out the 6 x 6 wishing well panel from the paper collection. I used the Cut Mat Create 2B die to create my window in the center of the card. To line up the die, I placed my tape on the front of the die and laid it down sticky side up on my image. I then placed my card base over it to attach the die exactly where I needed it. I decided to use my Exacto knife to cut out the center of the panel. The die would have cut on the inside of the border and I wanted to keep the border around the image.

I attached the panel to the outside of the base and the image to the inside of my card so that it showed through the window.

For my decorations, I stamped the spray of flowers from the Large Classic Petunia set in Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger. I inked my flowers with Heliotrope chalk ink, the vines with Copper ink and the leaves with Limeade chalk ink. I misted them and shaped them with my Flower Shaping Tool Kit. I glued them to the left lower corner of the panel.

Next, stamp the smaller of the 2 flowers from the Large Classic Petunia set in Dusty Concord Ink. I used the Heliotrope ink to shade the centers of the flowers and the veins of each petal. I shaded the rest of the petals with Dry Sand chalk ink. The leaves I stamped with Forest Moss Distress Ink and shaded them with Copper and Limeade. I shaped them and attached them on top of the flower sprays in the corner.

I thought the right upper corner needed a little something so I stamped the flower spray from the Classic Petunia Bouquet in Brown Staz On. I inked the flowers with Heliotrope, vines with Copper and the leaves with Limeade.

For the stamens of the large Petunias, I took a piece of light taupe card stock scrap paper and applied DS tape to one side. I die cut the large and small stamens. When you remove the backing of the DS tape, apply purple glitter to the sticky surface. Create the stamens and glue the ends. (I use a quilling tool to shape my stamens. But you can roll them by hand also) Position and glue them to the center of your flowers. I finished off the card with some white glitter accents and lavender pearls.

As always, share your sunshine and creativity with others. A gift is meant to be shared!

Antoinette