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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Birthday Cards with Ice Cream DSP from Stampin' Up...

Over the weekend, I worked with the Designer Series Paper called "Ice Cream Corner" from Stampin' Up AND the Sheetload of Cards for June 2021 by Call Me Crafty Al. Surprisingly, I completed twelve. How cool is that?!!

Four in corals...

Four in teals...

Four in purples...

This morning, I made envelopes to match the colors in the cards. Now, I've got a LOT of birthday cards for my stash. That should keep me in business for the rest of the year. Oh happy day!!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Gelli-plate Cards...

 

SO, I must do a blog post on MY birthday, right?!! It's a given. These cards are all from the Gelli-plate...

When I was making all those hearts with the strips from other backgrounds in the previous post, I took this print and added the white acrylic paint and decided the print DID NOT need to go in the trash. I cut it down and added the sentiment sand here you go, done!

This one was part of a challenge to "recycle". It's deli paper I used to bring up the paint on a Gelli-plate. The sentiment is one from the TON... wicked cool!

The three like this were done yesterday after watching a fellow YouTube crafter's video on making prints from her 5" x 7" Gelli-plate. I used copy paper to pull up the image made with foam stamps from Joggles, stencils and acrylic paint. I then, heat embossed the gold hearts through a Newton's Nook stencil, die-cut and stacked the smile die and added the bling. It's a relatively quick card and one that can go to another fellow crafter who shares a May birthday...

Friday, April 30, 2021

Stripper Heart...

I actually made these at the beginning of the month but I thought they should be immortalized in a blog post before they go postal. Each strip behind the heart die-cut is from a background that was headed to the trash can. I CASE'd a card my friend Annie had done and I just couldn't stop making these... <3

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The "Partials" Box...

 

The last time I worked on my "Box of Partials" was at Cozy Crop two years ago this week. A lot has accumulated since then. Truthfully, I hate this box! I find it very difficult to see where or what I can do with leftovers. Part of me just wants to make the exact card it had originally been. BUT, I persevered and ended up with eleven cards. This took almost two weeks to complete and I'm now tired of it all... so, away the box goes until next time! SOOOOOO, what did I do? Take a looky-loo...

This was leftover from a weekend with crafty peeps at my house in January of 2019. Made from a cereal box. Why'd it take so long to complete this? Who the heck knows! I will say, I had about six of them though. Thankfully, these were the last two...

This is from two events. The die-cut is from a weekend with Deb where I die-cut a half dozen of these. The paper underneath was a paper sitting next to me while I crafted at Annie's last year. It's actually NOT from the box of partials, it's from the box of backgrounds. Two birds, one stone... 

This is two former cards turned into one. It works here and no more pieces of this exist in the box of partials... YAY!!

A Mod Podged napkin from YEARS ago...

Two of these half distressed in blue backgrounds from... I don't know where. Anyway, added washi tapes to look like buildings, the sun, a sentiment and voila, done!

This one was a wow!!! I learned to paint this on a visit with Susan Hiles in December of 2019. It sat in this box because I didn't know what to do with it. This just "happened" and OMG! I'm quite happy with it!

From a weekend with Susan Moll a bazillion years ago...

This was part of my New Years card with a flower someone else colored and sent me... oh, and bling!

And finally, I learned this technique at Barb's last year, just before the Ernman came back to New Jersey for a job. We used sticky Saran Wrap but after that, I'm drawing a blank. 

Anyway, this resulted in eleven completed cards so now I need to get them postal... which one is going to you?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tiny Tattered Houses...

April 5-7 of this month, I took an online class with Jennifer Chamberlain called "Tiny Tattered Houses". It did take me a few days to re-watch the videos and end up with the four scenes above. This class was really great! The first day, we used the gelli-plate to make colored pages which would later be the roof and house colors. She also taught us to be looking at cereal boxes or any food container for numbers we could use on the houses... 

Of the four, this was my favorite. The house # is from a cereal box and the walkway is from a catalog showing sheets...

This one, the house # is from my prescription drug box...

This one, I used an old envelope that Carol Eckhart had sent me back in 2017. The original card still hangs on the "wire-worthy" in the Studio...

This one kept growing into one that could ONLY be sent to a fellow cardmaker who always signs her cards "from the 40 Acre Woods" so you KNOW, I must send it there.

I loved this class so much! I want to do another series in my junk journal but you know me, NOT the speed demon. However, this class is available to me until next year. I wonder if THAT'LL be enough time... LOL

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Remaking a Former Card...

 

I originally learned this card at Pam's in VA back in the Fall of 2018. I wanted to redo it for some fast cards to get postal this month. Original post HERE...

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Scrappy Backgrounds...

On Monday, I asked in Seongsook's Stampers, what's your favorite color? My thought was to make Scrappy Backgrounds in the colors that were mentioned, then get them postal to those who answered. I started with the "brick, or deep red" color, then teal, then yellow. When I start a Scrappy session, I take all the scraps that I keep in the white elongated box that the Ernman made me that you can see behind the iron and lay them out in rainbow order, then get to work...

Blue was an incredibly popular answer so, I'll focus on that next. Meanwhile, back at my desk, these will go postal... :)