Returned with Honor Missionary Card

My friends nephew recently returned from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She wanted to make a welcome home card for him. I had recently used this photograph as a background for cards I made to sent to missionaries serving from out ward and thought it would make a good welcome home card. We created a missionary name tag and added it to the top right corner, created a sentiment in the Silhouette to finish the card off.

Products Used:

  • Internet Picture of the Book of Mormon and Bible
  • Sentiment Created in Silhouette Cameo and Die Cut
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

What man doesn’t like a classic car. Love this mustang. Not sure if there were any bright green cars back in the day, but it sure looks nice with the patterned paper I used.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps All Cylinders
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks Mowed Lawn and Stormy Sky
  • Copic Markers: G07, G05, G03; E55, E53, E51; C7, C5, C4, C2; Y35, Y32
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Paper Pack
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Honey Bee Thank You

When you order from Honey Bee Stamps you get a small card that you can color, however, it’s a little narrow. I decided to add some green striped paper to the side with a narrow strip of silver glitter cardstock.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Thank You Card
  • Copic Markers: Y18, Y16, Y13, Y11; BG15, BG15, BG11; BG01, BG000, BG0000; RV13, RV11, RV10, R20; G46, G24, B21; YR24, YR23; R27, R24, R14, R22; V25, V22, V20; R59; N5, N4, N3, N2, N1
  • DCWV The Glitter Basics 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Paper Accents Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Thinking of You Waffle Flower Magnolia

I made several cards with the beautiful Waffle Flower Magnolia stamp. I think this is my favorite. I love the color combination and the look of the one layer card. I also stamped it in a soft Memento London Fog Ink.

Products Used:

  • Waffle Flower Magnolia
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG67, G14; YG67, YG25; G46, G24, G21; B00, B000, B0000
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Pigma Micron 01 and 005 Archival Ink Pens
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops Apple Green

Unity Stamps Magnolia Birthday Wishes

I like the way a frame around a focal image draws the eye. I also think a good embossed background does the same. In this card I combined both techniques.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps Magnolia Flowers
  • Waffle Flower Magnolia
  • Wplus9 Birthday Wishes
  • My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate Die
  • Copic Markers: YG23, YG21; YG67, YG25, YG03; E02, E01, E00, E000
  • China Rectangle Frame Die
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops Apple Green

An Explosion of Birthday Wishes

This is one of the first stamp sets that I purchased, and after all these years I still like it.

Products Used:

  • Inkadinkado Happy Birthday
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y18, Y15, Y13; YG67, YG17, YG03; W2, W0; B37, B34, B32; B24, B23, B21
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

You’re a Classic Masculine Birthday

This is the second take on this great die cut image.

Products Used:

  • Cottage Cuts Race Car and Flags
  • Gina K. Designs Masculine Tags
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Written in the Stars Birthday

I had open heart surgery in February and it has been hard to get back into adding new creations to my blog. I’ve decided that I will keep it short and simple with just a picture and the products used to create the card.

For the star it started bubbling when I heat set the gold embossing powder, but I decided stars are organic and so I went with it and really liked the outcome.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars
  • Simon Says Stamp You + Me
  • Simon Says Stamp Hello You
  • Papertrey Ink  Seeing Stars
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Gold Pearl Mirror Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Oh So Glam 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Merry Christmas Foliage

This is the second card I created in 2018 for a Christmas Card.  I loved the way it turned out, but it was too time consuming to recreate 100 times. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Grass, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
  • Copic Markers G43, G40
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½”Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock


The Happiest of Birthdays Aubrey

This card was made for Aubrey who is a talented dancer, so when I say this cute Connie Font image call Abbie with Cake in her little tutu I thought it would be perfect.

I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers: RV21, RV20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00; B0000.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image on the paper of the foam sheet and fussy cutting with scissors.

To provide focal interest behind the image a rectangle of the Neena cardstock was cut with the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles.  It was then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension.  The focal image was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday stamped onto vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip and wrapped around the rectangle and adhered at the back with Scotch Tape.

Since Aubrey’s favorite color is pink, a rectangle of pink cardstock from my stash was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was then adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Abbie with Cake Digital Image
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: RV21, RV20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00; B0000
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive