Monday, March 26, 2018

Vintage-y challenge

I really enjoy old book stores especially for perusing children's books.  The art work from Dick and Jane books or old Little Golden Books (and the like) make my heart happy.  Whenever a vintage card challenge arises I always think I should find damaged books at a yard sale and up-cycle the pretty art onto a card...yet I have never done so.  I do have a little bit of October Afternoon "Under the Tree" ephemera, like the reindeer on this card, which is similar in style to vintage children's books.

I found a 6x6 sheet of music paper from an old card kit.  The music paper is mounted on a 6x6 sheet of snowflake paper by My Mind's Eye "be merry" collection.  The reindeer competed too much with the music paper for my liking, so I found a scrap of vellum to glue the reindeer on, which I anchored with an Echo Park "Christmas Cheer" chipboard element (black pennant w/ snowflake).  Lastly, my sentiment is a rub-on from Creative Imaginations.

This card is for the "Spirit of Christmas Past" challenge at Jingle Belles.  Thank you, Stef & Lauren for helping me create a card that is out of my comfort zone; it wouldn't be a challenge if it didn't stretch our creativity.  And I have one more card ready for Christmas 2018.

Happy creating!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sing a Song for Christmas challenge

The current Jingle Belles challenge is to create a card incorporating the theme of music.

I have waited until the eleventh hour on this challenge because I wasn't sure what to do, but then I decided to clean up my craft room and as I was putting away a box of Simon Says Stamp goodies I spotted this stamp set:
Sometimes you just need to go shopping in your craft room :)

Dies:  Jingle Snowflakes (Simon Says Stamp);  Stitched Retangle (MFT De-namics Blueprints 24); Small Scalloped rectangle MFT De-namics Blueprints 20)
stamps:  Simon Says Stamp (Fa La La set)
ink:  Indigo Impress die ink
papers:  white card stock, navy linen card stock, and 6x6 Color Burst Splash by Ken Oliver Crafts

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Card (Set of 6)

Do you make crafty New Year's Resolutions?  My 2018 resolution is to "Use It Up."  Are you ROTFLOL?  I am actually doing quite well so far...even though I probably have enough patterned paper for two lifetimes.  So far I have not purchased any new patterned papers, but that does not apply to Simon Says Stamp card stock nor steel dies; especially steel dies :)

My supplies for this card are:
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores ink, Simon Says Stamp Ring Wreath die, Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, and the following Simon Says Stamp MME puffy stickers:

 (Simon Says Stamp September 2016 card kit)
And yes, I used the entire pack of puffy stickers to create these 6 cards.  I am very happy with these fun birthday cards.

I hope you will join me in this fun challenge.  Happy Sunday!

Inchies Christmas Cards

I created two INCHIES cards for the current challenge at Jingle Belles' "Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas"; i.e. use inchies, twinchies, or other small shapes on your card.
I stamped in Stampin' Up! Real Red ink using a My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas sentiment.  The patterned papers came from a discontinued card kit.This challenge was the perfect opportunity to use my My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 dies that I purchased with my Christmas money:

Happy Sunday!