Yay for You!

My card for today is for a special occasion.  A good friend’s son just bought his first house.  Of course I have been intending to order the new Host Rewards set “In The City” which would have been perfect.  But since I have not ordered it yet I made do with what I had on hand.

Super Duper, 142874

 

These are my color choices for the card:

 

I wanted it to be more masculine, but have some brightness as well.  I believe it came out pretty well.  To add some texture to the card I used the Hexagon Embossing folder on the Sahara Sand card stock. The “YAY” is stamped in Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla and cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The Always Artichoke layer behind it is cut out using the next larger die from that set.

The Balloons are stamped on Very Vanilla in Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry and fussy cut out.  The are layered on top of each other and then raised with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The “string” is Linen Thread.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, “Super Duper”!  and is punched out with the Classic Label punch.  The layer behind it I hand cut.

And that is that for this card.  It came together very quickly, and is a card, and a layout that could be used for most any occasion.  That is a Win/Win to me !

The products I used today are listed below:

 

This Little Piggy

I have been waiting since OnStage for This Little Piggy set.  I have had it for a couple of days and have  made probably a card a day with it!  These little guys are just so cute  🙂

 

 

This Little Piggy, 143922

 

My Color for today are:

 

I know the Pink Tourette doesn’t quite look right with Basic Black and Crushed Curry, but what choice did I have for a cute little pig ?  HaHa!!!

Doesn’t that cute face on the piggy bring a smile to you?  All of the pigs in the set are this cute!  The Pick a Pattern DSP helps the young and happy feeling of the card I do believe.  It is so eclectic that it is a perfect background for the cute little focal point.  This DSP is a sleeper in a way.  At first glance it has more child-like designs but when you look at the other side of the paper, at least for me, it was a “WOW” .

There are extra layers to this card, but that could be narrowed down if you didn’t want it to me as heavy. I wanted this to be a really nice card and added the extra background layers to help make it pop.

  • I started with a base of Thick Whisper White
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP layer equals between the two pieces a width of 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The piglet is stamped on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Pink Pirouette marker
  • The grass is done with the Old Olive marker
  • The balloon is stamped in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White and punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch
  • The edge of the balloon is shaded (it doesn’t show well in the picture) by dragging the Basic Black marker around the outside of the ballon.  It sort of mimics the circles in the DSP.
  • The bow on the balloon is Black and White Baker’s Twine.

 

I will definitely be posting more Little Piggy cards in the coming weeks. Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate your comments.

The supplies I used are listed below:  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my On Line Store.

 

Truly Artistic

Today’s card is made partly with the first stamp set I fell in love with when it was debuted at OnStage.  Brian King presented it and showed such beautiful cards that I knew it would be coming to me as soon as I could order it.  Since we are all about crafting, who could not love this set.  And for today’s card I went a little more neutral with it to show it’s versatility.  Of course the sentiment, even though from another stamp set, fits perfectly with the theme.

 

Crafting Forever, Truly Artistic

 

What do you think of the more neutral look?  The Fresh Florals DSP is almost as much a star as the Crafting Forever and Just Add Text stamp sets.  I do believe these two stamp sets compliment each other.

I only used Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla on this card, With the exception of Memento Black ink for the pens and then I colored them with the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencils.  I think it blends well enough with the Tranquil Tide.  Those pencils and the colors provided in them tend to work with most of our colors.

Thank you for visiting today!  I truly appreciate your comments.  And if there are any questions, or you need assistance with a purchase, please let me know.

The products I used are listed below:

 

BYOP Gift Card Holder

I find  myself giving Gift Cards a lot more than buying actual gifts.  I am at the age, not saying what age !, that if I want something I go buy it.  And most of my friends are the same.  So I find it better to give a gift card for a favorite store or restaurant than to worry over what they might like and not already have.  Are you in that same area?

This card holds a gift card and is large enough for you to still write on and it fits in a standard envelope.  Yay, and yay!  Here is is:

 

BYOP, & Balloon Adventures

 

BYOP & Balloon Adventures

 

As you can see in the first picture, the “Open Me Already” holds the card closed if you were giving the gift in person. You would not need to place it in an envelope.

I apologize for the SAB DSP I used.  I designed this card for a girl’s weekend shoe box swap and at the time it was during SAB.  Then, of course, I forgot to use it in a post before it retired.  However I am giving you all of the measurements so you can use any DSP you have on hand.

The measurements are:

  •     Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and is scored at 2 & 5 3/4
  •     Card slot is 2 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 1/4 on 2 short sides & 1 long side
  •     Inside greeting is 4 3/4 X 3 1/4

DSP – small is 5 X 1 3/4 and larger is 5 X 2 1/2

For the gift card slot , cut out the 2 corners where the scoring intersects. This makes for a less bulky fold.  Score all the lines and add glue or tear tape to the three folds.  I recommend folding the sides in first and then the bottom . This way your card, or cash, has a little more room in the bottom without getting hung on that flap. And it will hold cash as well as a gift card !

For the front closure be sure and place your dimensionals no higher than the center of the label and place them beside each other in the center.  That way there is room for the top flap to fold under and by them being beside each other I think it gives it a little  more strength.  You don’t want your card to not work properly !!

Please if you have any questions about this card and my directions leave a comment or email me.  I am happy to explain further.

Thank you for stopping by.  The supplies I used are listed below.  And Do Not Forget the Retiring List !!

 

Love and Travel

I absolutely love to travel!  And I bought this stamp set to use with that in mind.  I have to confess that this is the first time I have actually used it.  Don’t you just hate that?  Now that I have inked it up, I am in love.  Talking about quick and easy!!  Wow.  A few stamps and you have a really cute card.  And the stamp set is: “Places You’ll Go”.

 

Places You'll Go, Crumb Cake card stock

Places You’ll Go

 

You really cannot tell from the picture, but the globe is layered.  It gives the front just a little more definition.  I wanted this to be a sweet card and I do like it.  Isn’t it nice to have a card that uses only one stamp set.  Sometimes it is difficult to do that!

The base is Crumb Cake card stock cut to 4 1/2 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and then the front folded under.  This made for a great way to add ribbon and it not be wrapped on the inside of the card. I cut the ribbon, taped the two ends down on the back side of the crumb cake, and then took a short piece and just tied a not around the ribbon across the top.  Easy Peasy!!

The Real Red layer is 3/4 X 4 3/8, and the Very Vanilla layer is 3 5/8 X 4 1/4.  I like the smaller amount of red showing as opposed to the normal 1/4″ difference in layers.  Remember that you will need a smaller than normal layer of Very Vanilla for the inside of the card.  You do not want to see it around the edges of the red from the front.  I used 3 1/2 X 4 for the inside.

Here are the few items required for this card: