May 20, 2022

Steampunk Masculine Father's Day Cards

Hello! Today I have a couple of masculine steampunk Father's Day cards. These would make great masculine birthday cards too, just by changing the sentiment on them.

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For the background, I used an embossing folder on brown cardstock and then rubbed some different colors of ink onto the raised areas. Then I gathered up some chipboard Gears from Creative Embellishments and pressed them into some metallic ink, some in gold and some in silver. I did the same thing with the Creative Embellishments Bicycle Chain Pieces. I also lightly added some black and patina ink to each one to give them more of an aged metal look. On the chain pieces, I added black brads to the open holes. This was a great way to use up some of the hundreds of brads that I have had laying around forever. Then I attached all the pieces to the front of each card and added a Happy Father's Day stamp from Crackerbox Stamps that I heat embossed to match each card.

Here is the silver card...

and here is the gold one...

Which one is your favorite?

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May 18, 2022

Interactive Slimline Superhero Father's Day Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing a slimline Superhero Father's Day Card.

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I first started by creating the background by using The Crafter's Workshop Slimline Halftones Stencil and with a blending brush and yellow ink. Next, I stamped and colored the Crackerbox Stamps Super Guy Stamp with Copic Markers and then fussy cut him out. I then attached him to the front of my card using an Action Wobble Spring.

Then I stamped the sentiment, Crackerbox Stamps Best Dad Ever onto the card front.


For the bottom of the card, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Cityscape Stamp and fussy cut it out and attached it with some 3D Foam Tape.

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

May 6, 2022

Sassy Coffee Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing a fun coffee card I made.

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I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Lady With Holding Hand on one corner of the card front and then colored her in with Copic Markers. Then on the background, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Coffee Stain several times in VersaColor Vanilla. For the sentiment, I stamped Crackerbox Stamps Mr. Coffee in VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Then adhered it all together with my Xyron Mega Runner.

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

April 15, 2022

Lily Easter Card

 Hello friends! Today I would like to share a monochromatic lily Easter card I made. Just in time for Easter!

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To create the background for my card, I first started with a 2" strip of white cardstock and then ink blended a light purple ink over the entire piece.

Next, I used The Crafter's Workshop TCW2318 Flying Butterflies Slimline Stencil with a slightly darker purple ink and after the lighter ink was fully dried, I ink blended the butterflies with blending brushes over the lighter purple. Then sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the stenciled area and heat embossed it to give the butterflies a shiny appearance.

Then on the front of the white card base on one side, I repeated the same thing with the butterfly stencil. Then I adhered the first strip I made onto the front of the card base on one side and added a thin strip of glitter paper. Stamped the Crackerbox Stamp Lily stamp several times on some white cardstock and colored them in with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. 


Then added the lilies to the front and also stamped and added the Crackerbox Stamps Happy Easter sentiment to the front and some sequins and then my card was done.


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April 12, 2022

What The Duck! A Snarky Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a snarky way to ask someone what's up with this funny What the Duck card.

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To create the background, I sprayed some color spray onto my craft mat in yellow and blue then sprayed it lightly with water. Next, using a piece of watercolor paper I placed it down into the color spray but just laid it on top without pressing it down. I just wanted the paper to pick up the color and not have it smoosh out to the sides of the paper so I didn't push the paper down.
Then on a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Duck Grin. Then colored him in with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out. For the sentiment, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps What The Duck with VersaFine Clair directly over the color sprayed background. To finish off my card I added a few drops of Nuvo Drops.

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

March 31, 2022

Not Your Typical Easter Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing an Easter card that is not your typical Easter card.

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I love this Crackerbox Stamps Frog Grumpy Stamp I used, he kinda has a little bit of an attitude. I first stamped him on white cardstock and then stamped him again on some masking paper. Then I fussy cut out the image from the masking paper and laid it over the cardstock stamped image. Then took the Crackerbox Stamps Bunny Ears Stamp and stamped over the masked image so it looks like the frog is wearing the ears. Then I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.
On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Eggs Decorated Stamp and colored them in with Copics. Around the eggs, I used a stencil and ink to create some grass. Then I attached the frog on top of the eggs using foam squares.

Next, I stamped the sentiment Crackerbox Stamps Hippety Whatever Stamp and the Crackerbox Stamps Frog's Fly a couple of times around the sentiment. With a blending brush and ink and a stencil, I created a cloud look around the sentiment and top of the card front.


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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

March 21, 2022

DIY Cloud Shaker Keyring

Hello! Today I am sharing a cloud shaker keyring that I created for my daughter.

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I first painted each layer of the Creative Embellishments Cloud Shaker white and then once the layers were dry, I then adhered the first frame to the base. Then added one more of the cloud frames on top of that. I then adhered the word peace from the Creative Embellishments Hashtag 2 Set into the middle and added some microbeads for the shaker. Next, I adhered the clear acetate piece that comes with the Cloud Shaker set and then the last cloud frame onto the top. To create the keyring holder, I screwed a small eyelet into the side with a ring on it and added the keyring to that. The hardest part was waiting for the paint and Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive to dry.


March 20, 2022

Daisy Slimline Card

 Is anyone else ready for summer? I know I am and this daisy slimline card made me think of summer.

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First, I started with some textured brown cardstock and then used The Crafter's Workshop Daisy Spread Stencil with The Crafter's Workshop Gamboge Stencil Butter.


In the center of the flowers, I added some The Crafter's Workshop Marigold Stencil Butter.


To finish my card up, I used the Hello stamp from The Crafter's Workshop Sending Love Stamp set.


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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

March 19, 2022

Easter Peep Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing an Easter Peep card that is perfect for your favorite peep.

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This really was a simple card to make. I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Peep Bunny 3 times on white cardstock and spray airbrushed them with Copic Markers to give them a sugar look like real Peeps. Then I fussy cut them out and tucked them behind a cottage picket fence die cut. For the sentiment, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Favorite Peep stamp on a die cut label. For the background, I used some patterned paper that I had in my stash.


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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

March 18, 2022

Cowgirl Scrapbook Layout

Hello! I haven't done a layout in a while so I thought I would do one. Here is a Cowgirl scrapbook layout of my daughter.

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I created my background with some strips of patterned paper that I adhered to a barbwire kraft paper using my Xyron Mega Runner. Then I used the Creative Embellishments Cowboy Hat Set and whitewashed the hat and bandana very lightly with some off-white paint and then adhered them to my layout using the Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun.

Then I added some flower clusters and twine bows using my Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun and some letter stickers for the Texas Cowgirl title and the year.


March 17, 2022

Tie Dye Peace Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing how I created my blue and yellow tie dye peace card.

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I started with a piece of The Crafter's Workshop Watercolor Paper Pack and on the top half, I sprinkled on some of the Yellow Ochre ColorSparx from The Crafter's Workshop ColorSparx® Grasslands pack. On the bottom half, I sprinkled on some of the Cerulean Blue ColorSparx from The Crafter's Workshop ColorSparx® Poolside. Then I misted the entire paper with water.
Below is what it looked like at first but I thought it still looked too plain.

So I decided to use The Crafter's Workshop Daisy Spread over the ColorSparx background and sponge daubed on some ink over the stencil. Using yellow ink over the yellow area and blue ink over the blue area.

I love how the ink with the stencil over the ColorSparx gives it a watercolor or tie dye look.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Peace Outline stamp with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then with some aqua transfer foil, I ran it through my laminate machine. Then since I already had a watercolor theme going I used some of the ColorSparx with a small paintbrush and colored it in making sure that it went outside the lines. Then I attached the sentiment in the center of the card and added some enamel dots and I was done.

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.