Showing posts with label Recollections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recollections. Show all posts


Card & Matching Envelope Challenge - Simon Says Stamp

       Thanks for stopping in! Today, I have a card for the Card and Matching Envelope Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.
     I created this card by first drawing a butterfly pattern that would fit inside a 4.25" x 5.5" envelope. I added score lines every 1/4" to the front of the card and the envelope back flap. I LOVE my scoring board and rarely make a card without it even if the only thing I do is score the fold line. I think it makes my cards more professional looking.
     Next, I die cut two fancy flourishes and adhered them to the butterfly. I heat-embossed the sentiment tag and used foam tape to adhere it. A few purple gems completed my card.
     A new challenge goes up every Wednesday. Here's a link to the Simon Says Stamp blog where you can see the rules and other challenges.
     Wishing you a fun day and inky fingers,
Materials Used:
cardstock- purple (Recollections, Cool Waters 221136)
                     blue (Momenta, Watercolor Splash 26643)
stamp-       Sending Love (Gina K Designs)
die-             Flourishes (Spellbinders S2-247)
ink-            violet (ColorBox CB15017)
powder-    clear (JoAnn Essentials)
scoring board
bone folder


You're Amazing - Surprise Box

      I made this surprise box for a very dear and special lady. I had so much fun designing and creating this card for her.
     Yes, it's a card! If you have not seen these surprise boxes before, I'll tell you that they fold flat for mailing. Well, they usually do. I got a little carried away with filling it up with flowers and pearls and other things. I plan to give this to her in person so it doesn't really matter. It does fold enough to get it in an envelope but certainly not flat enough to mail without ruining it.

     I heat embossed and die cut the flowers in three sizes. I adhered the layers with foam tape between each and finished them with a pearl center. I stamped the leaves with a watermark ink to keep them more subtle.
     I made two sizes of medallions by cutting 1" x 11.5" and .75" x 11.5" cardstock strips. I scored them every .25".
     Here's a different look that shows the layers better.

    I'm going to post this card on Simon Says Challenge Blog for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY. Want to play along? Here's a link to the challenge.

    Thanks so much for stopping in today. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, and may my friend know how much she is loved,

Materials List
   cardstock-  wild wisteria, grass green (Gina K Designs)
                        white, pink, purple, yellow (the Paper Studio)
   stamps-      flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
                        sentiment (Mon Ami, Cas-ual Fridays)
   dies-            surprise box (Our Daily Bread Designs)
                        flourish (Fantastic Flourish One, Spellbinders)
                     flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
   punches-   corner rounder (EK Success)
   inks-           violet, orchid, canary, black (ColorBox)
                      watermark (VersaMark)
   pearls, bird- Recollections
   adhesives-  glitter tape, double-stick tape, foam tape (3M)
                      blue gel school glue (Elmer's)


Anything Goes with Scripture - ODBDSLC252

     So nice of you to stop in today. It means a lot to me.
     Today, my card is for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. The challenge was to create a card of any design using scripture. This is one of my favorite scriptures when I am strong enough to give things to the Lord and stop 'helping' Him fix things. LOL
     The sentiment stamp is from ODBD's Phil #C142 collection. I also used my very favorite die of all time - Fancy Foliage, also from ODBD. It's the swirly vine. I did cut it in half to get it just how I wanted it to be in my design.
     I heat embossed the sentiment using violet pigment and clear embossing powder. Next, I die cut the label. I like stamping first before cutting because if I get the sentiment crocked, I can adjust the placement of the die. I adhered it with foam tape to fit over the diamonds. Aren't those gorgeous diamonds!?!
     The other products I used on my card are: Spellbinders dies - Labels Eighteen #S4-310, and Gilded Life trim #GLLD-001. The beautiful purple cardstock is from Recollections Cool Waters #221136, and the adhesive jeweled sheet #EM-035-00043 is from DCWV.
     Thanks again for stopping in. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


Color Challenge ODBDSLC249

     So happy to have you stop by. Today, I have a card for the color challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

     The colors in this week's challenge are my favorite colors to work with. You can find the colors and a link to all the fun below.
     I used the No Words (G515) stamp collection from ODBD for this card. ODBD has some of the best sentiment stamps on the market.
     To make my heart chain, I first ran some cardstock through a crimper. I punched some small hearts from the crimped cardstock. I set the hearts aside for another project. Next, I punched a larger heart right over the negative space of the first heart. After deciding how I wanted my hearts to interlock, I made a cut in each heart and slipped it through the next heart. I hid the cut behind the overlapped heart.
     I used a border punch on the edge of my matting panels and rounded the corners of my purple card base.
     There is still time if you want to come play with us. Details here:

     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,


DCWV March Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

UPDATE:  So excited to  find out that my card made the TOP-10 in DCWV's March challenge. This was such a fun card to create. You can see the others in the TOP-10 here:
     Hard to believe it is the middle of March already! I love the warmer temps and the longer days. I know some of you are still buried in snow. I hope you thaw out soon.     
    I used DCWV's Tres Chic Cardstock Stack to make my card for March's Stack-a-holic Challenge. I pulled several coordinating sheets including a glittery one and dry embossed them with a variety of embossing folders. I cut strips and adhered them in a random order that I worked a long time planning. LOL~ The perfectionist side of me drives me crazy sometimes.
     The vine die-cut is one of Our Daily Bread Designs that I love! I use it a lot. The butterflies are Recollections and the sentiment is a vellum quote from Colorbok. I ran the vellum quote through my Xyron and adhered it to a strip of cardstock. I hid the edges of the vellum under the butterfly wings.
     There is still lots of time to play along with us. Here's the sketch we have to work with this time and the address to get all the details.