Showing posts with label thank you. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thank you. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Embossed Washi Thank You!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers challenge.   The challenge was Embossed Washi Background, which I had never heard of or tried before!
I just love how this came out!   I adhered strips of Washi over a white card panel until it was completely covered.   I started with the bird one in the center and worked above and below from there as I wanted the birds the central focus.  Then I embossed the panel with my SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, added the die cut THANK YOU and adhered the panel to a black panel and then to a white card base.  

That beautiful Rose Birds Washi is by Alexandra Renke, I used her beautiful Foxes Washi on this Mother's Day card back in May.  The others are just generic Washi tapes I got probably at either Michaels or Joann.

What a great way to use up all those washi tapes we have - and to create a beautiful background at the same time!

I'm linking my card to:

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Rose Birds Washi tape - Alexandra Renke, pink dotted washi, black striped washi, black floral washi - Michaels or JoAnn, On the Edge Thank You die - Simon Says Stamp,  Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Coffee Lovers Bloghop - You Perked Me Up!

With so many prizes offered by so many sponsors - how can I NOT keep entering cards in the Coffee Lovers Spring and Summer Blog Hop?!! 
Here is my third summer coffee card -  I used a pattern paper from St. Tropez Paper Pad by Prima that looks like ocean waves.
The stamps are from Cafe Art by Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous and I stamped them in Wendy Vecchi Archival Cornflower Blue ink that coordinated quite nicely with my pattern paper.  I added a little Prima flower and 3 Amelia Rose Crystals also from Prima.

We have until June 1 at 6 pm Pacific Time to link up our cards over at The Coffee Lovers Blog.

Stamps:  Cafe Art - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White - PTI, blue Bazzill, DP St Tropez Paper Pad - Prima.
Ink:  Cornflower Blue - Wendy Vecchi Archival.
Accessories:  Prima Flower, Amelia Rose Crystals - Prima

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Surprise Pop Up

Last week the Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers was to make a Surprise Pop Up Card.
I was so excited about it - I ended making 2 of them.
Here's how it looks closed
Then you pull the tab at the top and this happens!
How cute would this be sitting on a shelf or table? I colored little Hoppy Poppy with Tombow Markers - spreading the color around with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella so there's lots of sparkle 
(that you can't see in the photo!)
Then I needed a birthday card for a friend and had this King of the Grill stamp and die set that I have never used since purchase, probably 4 years ago??  I thought it was perfect for a male card.  This set is so fun with stamps for all the layers - burger, cheese, lettuce, ketchup and even an olive stuck in the bun!  I popped up the bun pieces on foam so it's quite dimensional!
And here's the surprise when you pull the tab.
You'll find the technique tutorial on YouTube here.

Thank You Card
Stamps:  Thank You Hoppy Poppy - Stamping Bella, "Pull" stamp from Jumping for Joy Set - PTI
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, DP Nostalgic Notions Collection - PTI, Bristol Smooth Surface
Ink: Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  Scor Pal, ScorTape, Cutter, circle punch foam dots, Pretty Panels #2 Die - WMS (retired)

King of the Grill card
Stamps:  King of the Grill - PTI, pull stamp from Jumping for Joy - PTI 
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, DP Text Style Autumn Abundance - PT 
Ink:Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Cocoa bean - PTI 
Accessories:   foam dots, circle punch, Scor Pal, ScorTape, Cutter,    

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bridge Fold Thank You

Splitcoaststampers had a fun Technique Challenge on Monday -  how to make a Bridge Fold Card.
I made two:
One for my niece Christie
and one for my niece Katie, to thank them both for their thoughtful Christmas gifts.
  The front piece is only attached to the left and right panels so it forms a 'bridge' in front of the card.
I cut panels out of patterned paper slightly smaller than each panel of the card.
I used the On the Edge Thank You Die from Simon Says Stamp but added a strip of black behind the letters as they showed up better here.  I added some  real sequins over the printed ones.
They fold flat for mailing  as shown below and fit into a regular size A2 envelope.
(This is also how you fold it to attach the bridge piece - attaching only on the left and right corners.)
A simple to make card that looks very elaborate!

You'll find a YouTube video of how to make it here
Sabrina gave us slightly different cutting instructions that makes the bridge piece a bit longer. Either way will work.  On the video, the woman put patterned paper strips over her bridge strip, I put my bridge strip over the patterned paper.

Cut an 8"x 4 1/4" piece for the card base.
Score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 3/4" along the 8" side.
Fan fold on score lines
cut a piece 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" for the bridge piece.

here is Sabrina's lovely card

Here are metric measurements from Sabrina
cut your card base 10.5 cm high by 20cm wide.
Score at 2.5 cm, 5 cm, 15 cm and 17.5 cm.
Cut the long strip 3 cm high by 15 cm long.
Cut your matting layers accordingly. 

I think I'll be making this fun Bridge Fold again!

Stamps: Sending a Big Thank You - PTI (exclusive stamp won for spending way to much money at PTI one year!, Scripture - Print Works
Paper:   white, Shakers and Sprinkles Patterned Paper Collection - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Sequins - Avery Elle, On the Edge Thank You Die - Simon Says Stamp  

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thankful - PTI November Blog Hop

After all the family gathering and over-eating of Thanksgiving (!!)  I'm thankful today to be joining in with the November Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Nicole has given us this photo as inspiration:
I was inspired by the centerpiece, the plaid napkin and carpet!
The foliage is from Meadow Greens (stamps and dies), the thankful is from Counting my Blessings die set and the orange striped paper is from Textstyle Autumn Abundance.
I layered two of the greens on foam dots.  I cut out thankful from gold card and twice out of white card and layered them together - and then layered them over the greens with foam dots.

I'm off to Nicole's blog to see how everyone else interpreted this lovely photo!

Stamps:  Meadow Greens - PTI
Paper:  white, Vintage Cream, Vintage Cream Linen - PTI, woodgrain from Paperstash/Materialize - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, gold card - Michaels.
Ink:  New Leaf, Olive Twist - PTI
Accessories:  Counting My Blessings Die set and Meadow Greens Die set - PTI, foam dots.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Silhouette Heart Felt Thanks

Today I'm playing along with the Mixed Media November challenge today
I made my background by rubbing Distress Wilted Violet Ink over my craft mat, spritzing with water then flapping a panel of watercolor paper into it.  When I was happy with the coverage, I dried it with my heat tool.  I repeated the same process with Distress Walnut Stain Ink.
Then I laid a stem stencil over the panel and sponged over it with Distress Walnut Stain Ink.  I stamped the sentiment in the top corner and layered the panel over a Rustic Cream card base with foam dots.
I'm also linking to Loll Thompson's blog where she is running a mini challenge for a few days using this background technique that she made a video on and calls Splash Watercolor.

Stamps:  Verve
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Ranger, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Wilted Violet and Walnut Stain.
Accessories:  stem stencil - Ali Express, non stick craft mat, sponge and applicator.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Time to get your coffee on!   It's the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You'll find all the details here.
The rules?
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22 
Time: 6 am pacific
USE: coffee, tea, or cocoa images

My Fall Coffee card:
I die cut stitched leaves out of a thin real wood sheet, layering them over the plaid paper that I cut with a Tipped Top Die from PTI.  I die cut and stamped the cup and layered it over the leaves with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper and added 3 small brown enamel dots.
I layered the whole panel onto an orange Bazzill panel to add more texture.
Now it's time to check out all of the other fall coffee/tea cards linked up at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Also linking my card to:
I used the colors
Happy Little Stampers

Stamps:  Tea cup - Tea for Two Additions - PTI, Sentiment - Coffee Set/Stampabilities.
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Text Style/Autumn Abundance - PTI, Bazzill Orange, thin wood panel.
Ink:  Coffee Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Tea cup die and Tipped Tops Die  - PTI, Stitched Leaves dies - Lawn Fawn,  brown enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thank You Twice

I can't believe I have cards to share with you today -  as many of you know - I had back surgery for pinched nerves on Friday, Jan 6th and did so well that they let me come home on Sunday instead of today.  So I was able to grab some time in my craft room in between naps  - careful not to BLT (bend, lift or twist!) which I cannot do for 6 weeks.
I needed some thank you cards and so quickly checked out a few challenges for inspiration and designed these simple cards.
 I inked up just part of this row of trees stamp and pressed it onto the card.
I'm linking this card to:
House of Cards - I was inspired by the trees in the photo and several of the colors

I used a sentiment die.
and here's my 2nd card
the chipboard bird and stamp are new, the tree branch and sentiment are die cut.
I'm linking this card to:
the chipboard bird and stamp are new. 
Plus it's a new card to thank someone for a new gift!?!

Thank You Trees
Stamps:  Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Ink:  Watering Can - Wendy Vecchi Archival
Accessories:  Thank You Die - PTI, tan sequins

Thank You Branch
Stamps:  Stamps and Stencils - Put a Bird on It - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, Soft Stone, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Watering Can and Cornflower Blue - Wendy Vecchi Archival
Accessories:  Mat Minis Birds and Their houses - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous, Thank You die - PTI, Woodland Branch Die - Memory Box, brown sequins.

Monday, December 26, 2016

PTI December Blog Hop

Well, it's the day after Christmas and what better thing to do but join in on the Papertrey Ink December Blog hop!   Nicole gave us a lovely photo for inspiration.
I was inspired by the confetti on the table, the pastel colors with the white and the whole party atmosphere of the photo! 
It prompted me to get out my much neglected Shakers and Sprinkles Make It Market Kit and make some shaker cards!
Since I had the kit out anyway, I decided to make several cards and started out making them birthday.

The kit has all the dies, a patterned paper pad, the sticky foam sheet and acetate!

 Then I made a couple of cards using a thank you die from PTI - lots of Thank You cards needed after Christmas, right?!

Now I'm off to check out how everyone else was inspired by the photo -  you can join the hop on Nicole's blog here.

Stamps:   Shakers and Sprinkles - PTI (part of Kit)
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Acetate, Shakers and Sprinkles Paper Pad - PTI
Accessories:  Double sided foam adhesive sheet, shaker sequins from kit, Wonderful Words Thank You Die - PTI

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PTI Make it Monday - Customize Patterned Paper

I'm joining along in this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge -  Lizzie Jones is showing us how Customize Patterned Paper - by adding colors or lines.
So I'm looking through all of my PTI patterned papers and I came upon this piece of red with a white grid-like pattern on it from the Nostalgic Notions Patterned Paper Collection. It already had a busy pattern on it but it was just red and white -  I wondered what it would look like if I drew thin black lines diagonally from one top corner to the opposite bottom corner and then from the other top corner to the opposite corner - and here is how it came out!  Pretty COOL huh?! 
I used an S fine point Black PTT Artist Pen by Faber Castell with a ruler and just drew the lines - the white pattern helped me stay even - I didn't want to measure anything -  I just eyeballed it so the spaces between the black lines aren't all the same - but I think it came out great -  It made the paper look really masculine.
I cut the paper into two pieces - and then cut off a little more from the bigger piece to make a space for the sentiment.  I die cut the thank you out of black cardstock and glued it to the top panel.  The red panels are up on foam dots so the stamped sentiment (from Birthday Cheer) is recessed. Then I added 3 black rhinestones to draw the eye around the card.

I'll be looking at all of my patterned papers with a new eye from now on to see how I can make them pop in a new way!

We have until Monday 6 am EST Feb 22nd to enter the challenge - a random winner will get a $25 PTI gift Certificate!
Stamps:  Birthday Cheer - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black, Nostalgic Notions Paper Collection - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Wonderful Words Thankyou die - PTI, black rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots, PTT Black Artist Pen S - Faber Castell, Fine Tip Glue Pen - SU

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - National Coffee Day

It's National Coffee Day today - and I'm celebrating with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop
 For this card I used a die cut cup and saucer (I received free in an order from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, Linda includes a little envelope of free things in every order) it's Tim Holtz Tea Time die. (is 'tea' a swear word here??! well, my cup has espresso in it! ) The sentiment is from Coffee Set by Waltzingmouse.  I used papers with fall colors to fit the fall theme, as well as gold, orange and brown on the cup and saucer.
I used a cool technique on my cup and saucer called Faux Gilded Technique that Wendy Vecchi created - you can see it on this You Tube video.  I rubbed Wendy's Metallic Gold Embossing paste lightly over the die cut cup and saucer - not covering it entirely.  Then I sponged over both pieces with Wendy's Archival Orange Blossom Ink and then Tree Branch InkIt's shiny IRL but it doesn't show in the pic.
Have you seen all of the prizes up for grabs over at the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop??  Check it out here - and link up your card! 
Stamps:  Coffee Set - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Text Style Father Knows Best - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom and Tree Branch,  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Tea Cups Die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Metallic Gold Embossing Paste, sequins, foam dots.