Adding Texture to a Design

Hi All, it’s Amy here sharing a sweet birthday card!  I have to constantly remind myself to design birthday cards.  For some reason they just aren’t my go-to design.  Today’s card features Bday Bash and Bloom Builder.

I started off my card using a couple strips of paper from the Color Me 6×6.  Love the versatility of the black + white designs!

I used a bloom from Bloom Builder and topped it off with an enamel dot.  For added dimension I cut an oval yellow felt shape.  The cupcake from Bday Bash has been colored with alcohol markers.  I finished off my card with a sentiment from the same set, heat embossed in white on a black strip of cardstock.

I hope you’re having a sweet week!

Amy

 

Playing with the June Super Sketch!

Hi Pattern Happy fans!  It’s Amy here sharing a card today.  I don’t know about you but I love color.  The Suntiments Clear Stamp set is so fun!  Topping it off with that sweet smile makes makes me a happy crafter!

The clouds are from the Colorful Day Clear Stamp.  I love the polka dots!

I used a strip of a panel from the Color Me 6×6 Paper Pad.  I love the black + white palette in the paper collection.  It makes the colored images POP.

My sentiment is a combo from the Mini Greeting Clear Stamp + Friend Word Die.

Here’s the awesome June Sketch:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you’re having a fantastic June!

Amy

June Super Sketch

Hi everyone, Laurel here with another sketch challenge for you.  Don’t forget you have all month to play along and there is a prize up for grabs to one lucky participant!

Here is the card that I created for it:

I am looking ahead to summer what about you?  I decided to use the Rainbows collection, such fun happy patterns and colors.

The popsicles are of course from the Coolest Ever die.  I just die cut them, pieced together and then mounted on foam squares.   The stamped sentiment is from the Colorful Day stamp set.  I then used a ‘sweet’ die from my stash.

To add some interest, I just adhered some coordinating buttons and tied on some twine.

Products used:

Paper: Rainbows;

Die: Coolest Ever

Stamp: Colorful Day

Now we would love to see what you create with the sketch:

Two Cards | One Stamp Set

Hi all, it’s Amy!  I’m sharing a card duo that features the Mini Nuts and Bolts set.  I love how just a change in the ink color can really shake up a card design.

Here’s a ‘traditional’ look:

Traditional translating to real life colors.  Nuts and bolts tend to be silver so I went with a cement color and a black sentiment from the Best Bots set.

Here’s the non-traditional version.  I love the look of the neon ombre ink:

Honestly, in my household generally I don’t go with traditional.  I adore color and love to spread the happiness.  What about you?

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you’re having a great week!

Amy

Quick & Easy & Personalized Thank You Cards

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!  Kat here today to share with you some very quick & easy thank you cards.

The We Are Family stamp set is perfect for creating simple, yet customized cards.  My child is spoiled rotten by the rest of our family, so we send a lot of thank you notes.  I whipped up some quick and easy ones by picking out some cute patterned papers from a variety of Pattern Happy paper pads and adding a simple sentiment on some cardstock.  As a final touch, I added one heart (cut from the All Heart set) on top of each of the sentiments and a star sequin to add a little sparkle.

Here is the final result….and the best part?  I whipped these up in about 5 minutes!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Shaking things up!

Hey everyone, it’s Amy!  I’m back with a fun shaker card project that features the Coolest Ever stamp set and sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps!

I’ve been on an aqua and peach kick.  I think it screams spring/summer, how about you?  I started off with a panel just a bit smaller than an A2 card front.  I die cut a heart and backed it with acetate.  I prepped the panel for my shaker card and then went to work with the stamped images.

I stamped them out with alcohol friendly black ink and colored them with markers.  I used the coordinating Coolest Ever Dies.

I popped my heart panel in my Mini MISTI and stamped out the sentiment.  I arranged my Spiegelmom Scraps sequins from their Sunny Winter collection.   I finished putting together my main panel and topped off my card with the trio of treats!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have an awesome week!

Amy

 

 

iNSD Inspiration and a Fun Giveaway

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day! Part of our celebration was a fun collaboration with SpiegelMom Scraps and The Crafty Pocket. We are sponsoring a Grab Five challenge over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook group and you should definitely play along. The five items include: patterned paper, stamps, diets, sequins, and flair.

Today, I’m playing along with that Grab Five challenge and sharing a super fun way to stretch your stamp sets. I started with a stamped image and turned it into a cut file that I could then back with patterned paper.

I then used the clouds at the bottom of the rainbow as a perfect place to create a shaker pocket using the sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. I just love combining mixes and the two that I used this time were Springtime Bliss and In Your Dreams.

I also included a few little die cuts that say “happy, happy, happy” as my title as well as one of the flair badges from The Crafty Pocket.

Now…the best part…I have a process video talking you thru this layout and a big chance for you to win a prize pack. Make sure to click on the video link to check out how you can be entered to win this amazing prize pack.

https://youtu.be/oGyIgeP0BC4

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day!

xoxo,

Khristina

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

Hi Friends! It’s Carly and I have a super quick & cute thank you card idea to share with you today! These cards came together so easily with the Color Me patterned paper, little sentiments from the We Are Family stamp set, and Thanks Word die. I even made a little video to share the process…

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs, Carly

How to create a Mother’s Day card with a 3 year old

Hi everyone, I have a quick card to share with you today.  I babysit my 3 year old grand daughter on the weekends so we sometimes get crafty.  The papers in the Rainbows collection are so pretty, I decided we could make a card for her mommy.

I let her choose the papers, she chose the purple hearts because her mom’s favorite color is purple 🙂  Anyways, I decided to then let her have a part in the process so I added the heart paper from the Color Me collection

I then had her help me stamp and die cut the hearts from the All Heart set.  I added a face from the Suntiments set to one of the hearts.   The ‘mom’ is from the We Are Family stamp set.

Now I just added the hearts onto the card with glue dots for the photo.  Shortly after this I removed the hearts and let my grand daughter color the background paper and the stamped heart (the mom is adhered with glue dots as well) – she loves to color and couldn’t wait to do so! I then reassembled it and now we are ready for Mother’s day.  So needless to say, the card doesn’t look like this anymore 😉  but she loves it and is proud of it.

 

Products used:

Paper: Rainbows; Color Me

Stamps: All Heart; SuntimentsWe Are Family

Dies: All Heart

That’s it for me today.  Have a great day.

New month, new sketch….come play along

Hi everyone, Laurel here with another sketch challenge for you.  Don’t forget you have all month to play along and there is a prize up for grabs to one lucky participant!

Here is what I came up with:

Isn’t the sun from the Suntiments so cute?  I stamped the image then used the corresponding die to cut it out.   The cloud was die cut using the Colorful Day Die.

I then thought the little bee from the Mini Bee stamp set would look cute flying by.  I stamped cut it out and mounted it and the sun on foam squares.

I added the die cut word Happy using the Happy Word Die.

So that is my interpretation of the sketch, would love to see what you do with it!

Products used:

Pattern Paper: Color Me;   Rainbows; Robots;

Stamps: Suntiments; Mini Bee

Dies: Colorful DayHappy Word Die