Remembering Noni

My maternal Grandmother, Noni, was a very special lady. Today we celebrate what would have been her 106th birthday. This card’s flowers, lace and floral papers are classic Noni.

For those inclined to celebrate today the Noni way, please have a piece of pumpkin pie, a piece of Sees candy or fruit salad in her honor.

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Butterfly Easel Sympathy Card

I dedicate this card to all of those with genetic illnesses awaiting a medical break through to ease their daily struggles. This week we lost someone to Cystic Fibrosis. She was a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend and teacher. Words can never be enough to fill the void left by someone you love.

Hug those you love every day and be thankful you have the day with them!

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Safari Birthday

It’s boy’s week! Masculine cards are usually a challenge.  I find it quite challenging to reign in my passion to make flowers.  This week I bought some paper crafting magazines and decided that I would try to focus on masculine cards.

This card features a stamp set called “Safari Friends”  from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine, Issue 145 and die cuts from Tattered Lace called Summer Pasture.

I hope this weeks theme inspires you to make all of those birthday cards ahead of time for when school starts and the parties begin.

Enjoy,

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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