Returned With Honor Elder Winward

With the health concerns in the United States right now my grandson who was serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is returning home early. He is devastated that he won’t be able to serve the last three months of his mission. He had come to love the people he was serving in Iowa. But he has been a wonderful missionary, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in the Des Moines, Iowa. We wanted him to know how proud of him we are and that he has returned with honor from serving the Lord.

This was a simple card to make. I found this wonderful image on the interest and used it for the background of the card. It was die cut using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

Missionaries wear name tags while serving and I recreated one in Word and adhered it to the upper left of the card.

The “Returned with Honor” was created, printed, and cut in the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

What more brings comfort to the world at this difficult time than to have a knowledge of the plan of salvation and that Heavenly Father and His Son are aware of us and will bless us as we rely upon them.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Golden Plates and Other Artifacts from RationalFaiths.com
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • Silhouette Returned with Honor Word Sentiment (Kismet and Calibri Fonts)
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Welcome to the World Sweet Baby

My nephew and his wife had a beautiful baby boy last week. This is the card I made to welcome little Theo to the world.

I searched my baby stamps and couldn’t find what I wanted so I went to the Silhouette Store and found this cute cut file from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecing called Baby Boy Planning Stickers. I sized them for what I wanted, printed them with registration marks, and then cut them with the software.

To add some dimension to the images I used some Copic Markers to add shading.

I pulled out a paper pad from DCWV called Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy and found this cute yellow plaid paper for a background and cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I searched my stash of paper and found a blue cardstock that matched the blue in the images and created a side folding A2 cardbase and adhered the plaid rectangle to the front with dotliner adhesive.

I arranged the images I decided to use on the card to determine where to stamp the large “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One using Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink. Next I stamped the secondary sentiment on a scrap of yellow cardstock with the same ink and cut it into a thin strip with a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label.

The ABC Blocks and baby bottle where adhered directly to the plaid paper with liquid glue. Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the bottle to make it look more like glass. The pacifier was adhered to the hands of the bear with liquid glue and the bear was then adhered to the patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. A thin strip of foam was added behind the secondary sentiment and it was adhered over the stamped “welcome” and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Stinkin Cute Paper Piecing Baby Boy Planning Stickers
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • DCWV 12 X 12 Paper Pad Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Copic Markers: E55, E53, E51, E50; Y15, Y13; G04, G03; B23, B21, B12
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Woodland Green, Midnight Blue, Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Adhesive Foam

Who’s Counting

This stencil was created by cutting acetate with the Silhouette Cameo using a Sarah Hurley Numbers Page Image. As you can see I used the positive cut of the file. A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut with a stitched rectangle. I used some Gina K. Designs blue in to ink blend the stencil, leaving the number white. It was a little too stark white for the look I wanted to I used the little bit of ink left on the blending brush to soften the white number.

The sentiment was created in the Silhouette Cameo software and welded together so that it could be die cut with a small border. The cake image was also die cut in the software. Both were printed with registration marks so that the software could cut around them.

The cake was colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to the lollipops and the platter. Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the frosting. Before adhering to the stenciled background they were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment. 3M Foam tape was cut into thin strips to add to the back of the sentiment and it was also placed on the back of the cake to add dimension when adhering to the focal image panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Numbers Stencil
  • Graciellie Designs It’s Cake Time
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Silhouette Word Phrase Gallery Font
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; E59, E57, E55; C4, C3, C2
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Time to Celebrate You

I really like the Stampers Anonymous Stencils but they are narrow and don’t cover an entire card front, so decided to place it in the center of the cardbase leaving some kraft cardstock showing on the edges.

This stencil has a lot of different old time clocks. I thought it would be great for the sentiment to play off the background, so I went to my Silhouette Cameo and create a sentiment block with the words “Time to Celebrate You” and cut it using the software.

I wanted to have a colorful focal image, but I didn’t want it to be too large, so I pulled out a digi image from Pinterest and sized it to fit. I printed it using registration marks in the Silhouette software onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut. I find this easier than fussy cutting a lot of images.

It was then colored with Copic Markers and foam tape was added to the back of both the sentiment and focal image and adhered to the embossed background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampers Anonymous Clockwork Stencil
  • Pinterest Coloring Book Balloon Image
  • Silhouette Word Phrase
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03; B37, B34, B32; V09, V06, V04; YR07, YR04, YR02; Y15, Y13, Y11; Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23, YR20; E55, E53, E50
  • Distress Ink Vintage Photo
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft Base Weight Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

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

Richland Graduation Woohoo

At church we have nine wonderful, terrific kids graduating this year. I wanted to create a shaker card to send to all of them. I found this great paper from Colorplay to use behind the shaker and then searched in the Silhouette Store for a graduation cap and diploma. Love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Congrats Stamp
  • Silhouette Sarah Bailey Cap and Diploma Cut File
  • Joyful Home Congratulations Stamp and Die
  • Colorplay Grad Day Cap & Gown Cardstock
  • WeR Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Grass Green Ink
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents 65# Cream Cardstock
  • DMC Mouline Gold Metallic Embroidery Thread
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Buttons Galore and More Sequin Assortment Green and Gold
  • Apollo Transparency Film Acetate
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Distress Brushed Corduroy Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Small Gold Brad from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pinterest 556264991469740900

You’re a Star Birthday

I had this great paper from Carta Bella and wanted to great an All-Star themed masculine birthday card. I had the great sentiment die from My Favorite Things, but I need a baseball image, so I went to the Silhouette Store and found this image that worked perfectly for the design.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars Stamp and Die
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Silhouette Cameo Carta Bella Baseball Cut File
  • Carta Bella Paper Co. Number One Fan Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Red Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink

Silhouette Cupcake with Birthday Basics Turnabout

You can make such great cards with the Concord & 9th turnabout stamps. I really like the birthday basics. Pick a color scheme and then start stamping.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Turnabout Birthday Basics Stamp
  • Silhouette Lettering Delights Chocolate Cupcake
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Grass Green, Warm Cocoa, Turquoise Sea
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Brown and Cream Cardstock from Scraps
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Keilie

This birthday card is for Keilie who turns fifteen on August 22.  She is a beautiful young lady with lots of long dark hair and beautiful olive toned skin.  I thought it would be fun to create a card that had her adding some makeup to enhance her natural beauty.

This is a digital image from Lily of the Valley called Jasmine Glam.  I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks so I could cut around the image and pop it up on the card front.  The Copic Markers I used to color the image are listed below.

Once the die cutting was complete I traced the image on the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut it, making it just smaller than the image.  I find this is the easiest and quickest way to add dimension to a die cut image.

I die cut a rectangle from the Neena cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from some light blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  I thought this sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was perfect for the image.  It was stamped using Altenew Persian Blue Ink.  The focal image was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Lily of the Valley Jasmine Glam
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: B14, B12, B00; B37, B34, B32; R22, R21, R20; C9, E49, E47, E44, E35; C5, C4, C2, C1; Y38, Y06l E13, E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Altenew Persian Blue Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Sky Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Fluttering By with a Birthday Hi!

This week’s technique challenge was Punched Strips.  The example showed the punched elements at the bottom of the strip, but I wanted to use butterflies for this technique and they wouldn’t work at the bottom of a strip, so I put them at the top instead.

I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I punched my butterflies from scrap cardstock and then cut them into 1″ wide strips.  I wanted to add some dimension and so I ink blended the edges of the strips and butterflies with Distress Oxide Inks. I glued the strips to the die cut rectangle with a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I popped up the butterflies with 3M 1/2″ Foam and added a little bling by using clear rhinestones for the butterfly bodies.

I didn’t have a stamp with the sentiment I wanted and I had created a sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo in another card this week.  It worked so well on my American Flag card that I decided to create my own sentiment for this card as well. I printed it in grey because the color scheme was soft colors and I thought black would be too stark.  It was cut another three times with the outline only and all where adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.

The cardbase is a Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored A2 side folding cardbase.

This was a fun challenge and I loved the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
  • Scraps of Bazil Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored White Cardbase
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • Silhouette Designed Sentiments with Good Vibrations and Antiqua Caps Fonts
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape