Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Blue Jay Christmas Cards

I have actually never seen a Cardinal before, but I have seen Blue Jays.

So, I decided to turn my "Cardinal Christmas Cards" into "Blue Jay Christmas Cards".

I used BoBunny's Candy Cane Lane Patterned Papers with BoBunny Double Dot Cardstock and CTMH's French Vanilla Cardstock.

For the front of the card, I used CTMH's Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set and for the inside of the card, I used CTMH's Very Merry Stamp Set.

I also used a miscellaneous birch tree & bird die set.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Cardinal Christmas Cards

These cards may look a little familiar. Well, I loved the design of my sister-in-law's birthday card so much that I turned it into a Christmas Card.

One of my goals that I gave myself at the beginning of the year was to try and make at least one Christmas Card per week. 

I haven't been doing too well with that. Today, I should have 13 Christmas Cards made, but I only have 5 completed. With my husband now laid off due to Covid-19, maybe I will be able to find more craft time because Trevor can now keep our son busy for me.

I used Green Patterned Paper from Close To My Heart's Grateful Heart Line, Ella & Viv Paper Company - Aspen Trees Patterned Paper, Gray BoBunny Double Dot Cardstock with CTMH's White Daisy Cardstock, CTMH's Mink Cardstock, Bazzill Red Cardstock and Bazzill Black Cardstock.

For the front of the card, I used CTMH's Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set and for the inside of the card, I used CTMH's Very Merry Stamp Set.

I also used a miscellaneous birch tree & cardinal die set.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Wonderful Fabulous You Birthday Card

This is the 5 x 6 card that I made for my sister-in-law, Karen, whose birthday was earlier this week.

Many people ask me, where do you get your ideas from for your cards and layouts. I always have a hard time explaining how my brain works...but I am going to give it a try.

While celebrating my mom's birthday in January, Jim & Karen dropped by to wish mom a happy birthday. While mom was opening gifts, Karen saw something...I cannot remember what it was. 

Anyways, she leaned over to my brother, Jim, and quietly said: "That looks like the black & white birch trees that we saw at Vanderwees today. If it had the red cardinal in it, it would be perfect."

A week later, I saw this die set for sale on FaceBook and that conversation popped into my head. So, I bought the birch tree die set to make this card for Karen's Birthday.

What can a say...I am a bit weird...but that is how my brain works.

I used Ella & Viv Paper Company - Aspen Trees Patterned Paper, Patterned Papers from my CTMH 6 x 6 Sampler Stash with Bazzill Red & Black cardstocks.

I used CTMH's Fabulous You Stamp Set & CTMH's Card Chatter - Birthday Stamp Set and a miscellaneous oval birch trees & cardinal die set.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Love & Hugs Thinking of You Card

This 5 x 7 card is similar to the one I posted two days ago. 

I just changed up the front layout a bit and the colour palette. 

All the patterned papers are old Close To My Heart paper lines with CTMH Thistle and White Daisy cardstocks. I also used CTMH's White Enamel Dots and Purple Enamel Hearts.

For the front of the card, I used CTMH's Paper Garden Stamp Set for the flower image and CTMH's Comfort Stamp Set for the Love & Hugs sentiment. For the inside of the card, I used Stampin' Up's Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Love & Hugs Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card for a very special person who loss her mom unexpectedly at the end of January.

Her mom's favourite flower was red carnations.

I love how this 5 x 7 card turned out, that I have made more of them for my card stash...but changed it up a bit because I wanted this one to remain a one of a kind.

All the patterned papers are from old lines of Close To My Heart and I matched them up with CTMH's Cranberry & White Daisy cardstocks. The Red Enamel Dots are also from CTMH.

For the front of the card, I used CTMH's Paper Garden Stamp Set for the flower image and CTMH's Words of Comfort Stamp Set for the Love & Hugs sentiment. For the inside of the card, I used Stampin' Up's Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Teariffic Birthday

I had a lot of fun making this card back in January.

I had enough paper that I was able to make a few extra for my stash.

I used patterned papers from my 6 x 6 SCT Sampler Stash with a CTMH's red patterned paper from my CTMH Scrap Bin. I used CTMH's White Daisy cardstock with Bazzill teal & yellow cardstocks.

I used Jaded Blossom's Tea for Two stamp set, CTMH's Yellow Enamel Dots, My Creative Time's Tea Cup Die & CC Designs Flower & Heart Dies.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fabulous Birthday Card

Here is another fun birthday card that I made back in January.

The patterned papers are from my 6 x 6 Scrapbook and Cards Sampler Paper Pile. The cardstock used on this card is from Close To My Heart & Bazzill. I had enough paper to make a few of these cards. It's nice to start building my stash pile up again.

I used an old CTMH Stamp Set for the sentiments on this card and I used Stampin' Up and MFT Dies for the shapes that were used on this card.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Archie's 7th Birthday Card

TJ's friend, Archie, celebrated his 7th birthday on Leap Day with his friends.

Instead of buying him gifts, he asked everyone to give him money so that he could donate it to the Thunder Bay Humane Society. He donated $170 and a big box of supplies.

I used Doodlebug Patterned Papers with Bazzill Cardstock from my scrap bin.

I used CTMH's Punny Pals Stamp Set for the Dog & "Yappy Yappy Birthday", CTMH's Animal Greetings Stamp Set for the Cat & "You Are PAWsome!", CTMH's Short & Sweet Stamp Set for "Make a Wish" and CTMH's A Bow Wow Stamp Set for the inside sentiment.

I used Miscellaneous Stitched Burst Dies, Jaded Blossom's Alphabet Dies 2 Dies for the "7" and Stampin' Up's Enamel Gems.

I used Copic Markers: B69, C3, E57, E59, W8, Y17 & YR02.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Scott's Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my friend Scott, who lives in a different city than me & who is also a Capricorn.

I used Fancy Pants Timber Grove 6 x 6 Paper Pad with CTMH and Stampin' Up Cardstocks.

I used Riley and Company Friendship Stamp, Sweet Stamp Shop Capricorn Stars Stamp and CTMH stamps for the "Happy Birthday" & stars.

I used EK Success' Small Star Punch & Spellbinders Circle Die.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

You're Yeti-rrific.

I loved how this birthday card turned out for my friend, Karen's January Birthday.

I used Fancy Pants Timber Grove 6 x 6 Paper Pad with Cardstock from my scrap stash.

I used CC Design's Stamps, Miscellaneous Enamel Gems & EK Success Snowflake punches.

I used Copic Markers: BG90, BG93, E19 & R29.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Diving Coach Thank You Card

I made this card for TJ's Diving Coach, Paige.

I had a lot of fun making this swimming pool shaker card.

I used BoBunny Double Dot Cardstock with Paper House Color Ways 6 x 6 paper pad and CTMH's Black Glitter Paper. 

The photo corners were cut out with my Cricut Machine and all the stamps used on this card are from Close To My Heart except for the word "COACH" which is from Your Next Stamp. I also used Fine Black Embossing Powder.

The pool shaped shaker pouch and die is from MFT Stamps.

I filled the shaker pouch with CTMH's Silver Star Confetti and Cartwright's Moonshine 3mm Sequins.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Sympathy Card - Love and Hugs

My girlfriend's Baba passed away and I made her this card to let her know that we were thinking of her.

I used papers from my CTMH's 6 x 6 Sampler Stash with CTMH's cardstock from my scrap bin.

The sentiment on the front of the card is from Impression Obsession Sympathy Sentiments Stamp Set and the inside sentiment is from CTMH's Words of Comfort Stamp Set.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hey Chickie

I made this cute little 3 x 3 card to play along with Jaded Blossom's March Blog Challenge: Think Spring.

I used BoBunny's Double Dot Cardstock with Doodlebug Design's Patterned Paper & White Copic Paper. I used MFT's Stitched Dies & Sizzix Circle Die.

I used Jaded Blossom's Easter Candies & Simple Sayings 2 Stamp Sets with CTMH Canary Ink.

I used the following Copic Markers: V15, Y18 & YR16.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Brad & Heidi's Engagement Gift

My brother, Brad, proposed to his girlfriend, Heidi in November 2019 while they were in Paris, France.

I sent them this photo album to document their trip with ten 4 x 6 Picture My Life Cards that I made. I also made my engagement card a 4 x 6 PML Card so it can be kept in their album as well.

I had a heck of a time photographing this project because my light box broke & with the shiny gold paper not showing up in the photographs due to lighting...so believe me when I say...this looks much better in person.

All the papers used in this project is from Close To My Heart. Most of the stamps used in this project are also from CTMH; except for "Congratulations on Your Engagement", "AMOUR", the small Eiffel Tower & the "Follow Your Heart...." quote are from Stampin' Up. The Heart in the Circle Stamp is from Jaded Blossom.

The Stitched Heart Die on the first PML Card is from CTMH, the Stitched Banner Die is from My Creative Time, the Eiffel Tower Die Cut is from Stampin' Up & all the rest of the dies used in this project is from MFT or Sizzix.

I also used CTMH's Gold Foil Tape.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Uncle George's 80th Birthday Card

On the same evening that we celebrated my Uncle John's 70th Birthday, we also celebrated my Uncle George's 80th Birthday.

I was sitting at the opposite end of the table from my Uncle George when I heard a big roar of laughter, when I looked down at that end of the table...he had just opened my card. Best compliment EVER!

I used Doodlebug Design's patterned papers, Bazzill cardstock, My Creative Time Stitched Stars Dies & MFT Oval & Square Stitched Dies.

I used Gina Marie Designs Outhouse Stamp Set for most of the stamps on the front of the card, Atelier Dreams Oh Shit Stamp Set for the Poop stamp & CTMH's Happy Birthday Stamp for the inside sentiment.