Treat Yourself Eliza

I love the cute images from La-La Land Crafts. I have a ton of then to use in making cards for the young women in my church. For this image of Molli I needed something for her to sit on, but I didn’t want to use the fancy bench die that I had, so I went to the Silhouette store and found this simple bench. It turned out perfect.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Selfie Molli Digital Image
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; Y18, Y15, Y13, E55, E31, E30; E11, E01, E00, E000, R22, R20; 59, E57, E55
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Sizzix Lumber 3-D Embossing Folder
  • Silhouette Snapdragon Snippets Bench
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Yellow Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Enjoy Every Moment Jessica

Another card for a young woman at church using a La-La Land Crafts image. I knew I was going to color this image with reds, since that is Jessica’s favorite color, and I found this great paper from My Favorite Things Birthday Blowout Paper Pack with birthday celebration words, which made a great backdrop for this cute image.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts
  • Penny Black Special Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R21; b28, b24, B23; E11, E01, E00, R20, R22; Y08, Y04, Y02; E55, E53, E50; E49 E47
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  •  My Favorite Things Birthday Blowout 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Little B Frames
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Pigma Micron 005 Archival Ink Pen

Ann It’s Your Day

I love this way this patterned paper from Reverse Confetti compliments the cute La-La Land Crafts image and draws your eye to it. Whenever I use patterned paper I like to add a neutral background for the focal image to pop on the page.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Heart Balloon Marci
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; RV14, RV13, RV11; E13, E11, E02, E01, E00, R20, R22; E49, E47, E44; C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  •  Reverse Confetti Fun Times 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Little B Frames Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

May All Y our Wishes Come True Julia

I needed something for this cute little image from La-La Land Crafts to sit on so I searched images in the Silhouette Library and found this bench. I personally use my Cameo frequently in cardmaking to cut out images that I do not have matching dies for. I like the look of popping up the focal image on the front of a card. I also like using a neutral die cut to place it on, backed with some coordinating patterned paper.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sitting Marci
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Moss Ink
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, R22, R21, R02; Eq11, E01, E00, R20, R22; E35, E31, E30, E53
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  •  Reverse Confetti Fun Times 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Sparkle – It’s Your Birthday Ariana

I make a lot of cards with girl images for the young women in my church. La-La Land Crafts has some of the best images. I love coloring them with Copic Markers in their favorite colors and accenting the colors with patterned paper.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Marci with Tulips
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Ink
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11; E11, E01, E00, R20; R22, R21; E49, E47, E37, E55; G29, G28, G46, G24, G21; Y08, Y04, Y02, Y23, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  •  Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Pigma Micron 005 Archival Ink Pen

The Happiest of Birthdays Megan

I love the cute images from La-La Land Crafts. This card is for a special young lady who will soon be off to college. I like the pretty background created by the Spellbinders Divine Eloquence Die.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts City Molli
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: R14, R22, R32, R21; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; E49, E47, E44, E31; E13, E11, E01, E00, R20; R22; N2, N1
  • Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Momenta Cardstock Lot: 0005667
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy One Year Older Day Lizzie

The bench die from La-La Land Crafts is perfect for any sitting images. Lizzie’s favorite color is blue and I like the blue loopy rectangle behind the image.

Products Used:

  • Make It Crafty Jacinta Sitting and Thinking
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: E11, E01, E000, R22, R20; E55, E53, E51, E41; E59, E57, E55, N7, N5, N3; E37, E35, E53; B99, B9BG57, BG18, BG13; BG34, BG32, G00; YR24, YR23
  • Sakura White Gelly Role Pen
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Birthday Gift for You

I love the way digi stamps allow you to layer without any effort.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molly Digital Stamp
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: E11, E02, E00, E000, R20; R22, R20; E55, E53, E50; E29, E27, E23; E35, E33, E31; YG95, YG93, YG91; G29, G46, G43, G40; G46, G24, G21; W6, W4, W2; B000, B0000
  • Brother InkJet Printer
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Signo Broad Uni-Ball White Pigment Pen

Blowing Birthday Wishes Your Way Sarah

My little neighbor Sarah is turning thirteen on August 23.  That is a big milestone, becoming a teenager.  I wanted to create a cute shaker card to wish her a happy day.  I started with this cute image from La-La Land Crafts call Heart Bubbles Marci.  Sarah’s favorite color is mint green/soft turquoise and so that is the color scheme I used.

This is a digital image that I printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Silhouette Cameo Software with registration marks.  This allows me to cut around the image so that I  don’t have to fussy cut the image myself.  Saves a lot of time.

I colored the image with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once it was die cut I traced around it on the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut it smaller to fit behind the image.  I find this is the fastest way to add dimension to a die cut image.

I raided my stash of cardstock to find a pretty green hued turquoise for the cardbase.  I die cut the frame from some Neena cardstock using the Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added some acetate to the back.  Next I added double thickness 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the edges to create the shaker.

I placed the shaker frame and the focal image on the cardbase to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  I did a little stamp surgery so it would only say “a little Birthday Wish,” stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

I then added the shaker elements to the center of the cardbase.  I used Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins, Martha Stewarts Confetti Hearts and Stars, and Beader Paradise Rose.  I then carefully placed the shaker frame onto the cardbase.  I probably added a little too much to the inside, if you’re not careful it covers the sentiment, but it is fun to shake.

I added the focal image to the font of the card using my ATG Glue Gun and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Heart Bubbles Marci
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: BG10, B000, B0000; BG15, BG13, BG11; E11, E00, E000, R20; RV13, Rv21, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20; E55, E53, E51, E50
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins
  • Martha Stewarts Confetti Hearts and Stars
  • Beader Paradise Rose
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Mint Cardstock from Scraps
  • ATG Glue Gun
  • Acetate from Scraps

 

Let Freedom Ring

This card was created as inspired by Splitcoaststampers card layout design for this week.  Since it was the week of July 4th I decided to pull out this cute image from La-La Land Crafts called Saluting Luka.  I am so grateful for all those men and women who dedicate their lives to keep America and the world free.  This is in honor of them.

I revised the layout slightly with the placement of the small rectangles/square. I cut the three rectangle/square elements of the card from Gina K. Designs Kraft Cardstock.  I used My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles and Avery Elle’s Double Pierced Square dies.  I had to elongate the square to make a rectangle, and the A2 rectangle needed to be elongated as well so that it would align with the other two elements.

I stamped Luka on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  He was colored using Copic Markers (listed below).  I used my Silhouette PIXScan mat to scan and cut around the image.  I placed the image onto the paper side of Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced around it, fussy cut it just smaller than the trace, and adhered it to the back of the image for added dimension.  Luka was the focal image and was placed on the long rectangle and adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  For the banner across the bottom I decided to use a stars banner from Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag out of red cardstock and back it with gold glitter cardstock.  I added a small square of foam to each end and placed it across the bottom of Luka.

I searched online to find another image that would compliment Luka and found this really cute patriotic eagle holding an American Flag created by MarinaNeira.  I saved the image, uploaded it into the Silhouette Cameo, traced around the image and cut it out to add to the lower elongated rectangle.

For the upper square I die cut a Spellbinders Stars Five out of gold glitter cardstock and added one of the red stars leftover from the banner.  I scatter the three of the remaining small red hearts around the eagle.

For the sentiment I pulled out Dare 2B Artzy’s My Hero stamp set and stamped it in the lower right of the card with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add some score lines between the images and the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Saluting Luka
  • Dare 2B Artzy My Hero
  • Patriotic Eagle by MarinaNeira
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Base Weight Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E13, E11, E01, E00, R20; E37, E35, E34; E55, E51, E35; E33, E31, E30;  B39, B37, B34; R29, R27, R24; E29, E33; YG97, YG95, YG93; 100, C8, C, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle (extended)
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square (extended)
  • Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag Border
  • Spellbinders Stars Five
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte