For the boys…

Hi everyone, Laurel here with a boy themed card.  I have 2 grown girls and a 3 year old grand daughter so I don’t use a lot of boy cards.  But I do give cards to the students in my grade one class thus boy cards are needed sometimes.

Now what little boy wouldn’t love a card with a little robot on it?!   I have used the Best Bots stamp and die set along with the Robots pattern paper.

I wanted it to look like the little robot was being carried away by the balloons (from the Best Bots die).  I have also mounted him on foam squares for dimension.

To create the sentiment.  I taped off part of the sentiment from the Best Bots stamp set and cut it apart.  I inserted the Birthday word from the Birthday die.

Now… once again, being that it is Saturday… I have a sketch up on my blog for this card.  Come play along!

Products used:

Pattern Paper: Robots

Stamp: Best Bots

Dies: Best Bots; Birthday Word

Party Treat Bags with Khristina

Hey everybody!

This weekend, my daughter is having a birthday pool party at our house (the dreaded party at home, am I right?!) I am giving each kiddo a drink tumbler and a beach towel but I wanted a little something fun to go along with it. Enter my amazing Pattern Happy stamps and some leftover sequins from the collaboration that we did with SpiegelMom Scraps for interNational Scrapbooking Day!

I started out with a plain piece of white cardstock and a little pre-made shaker box in the shape of a cloud. Using that cloud as a template, I created a template out of scraps of paper that I could use as a mask.

Then, I went ahead and used the cloud background stamp to create the details that were going to go all over my yardstick. Using the Stamp Platform made this super simple!

Once the stamping was one, I just removed that little scrap paper cloud in order to leave my space for the shaker box to be attached.(*Just a note: I purposely left the cloud stamping messy looking and faded as this goes with the rest of the party decor.)

I filled up that little shaker box with sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps (these are those leftovers I mentioned) and then added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. I added a few little gold mirror heart stickers as well as the word “Dream” and simply grabbed a tiny clothespin and hooked it to the front of the treat bag full of goodies.

And that was it! Super simple and easy way to create a fun look and dress up those treat bags without a lot of work. I would love to see what you are doing with the amazing background stamps from Pattern Happy so make sure to tag me!

xoxo,

Khristina

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

 

 

Making Cards with Kid’s Art

Good morning everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I hope you all have been able to partake in some fun iNSD activities this weekend…it’s definitely my favorite holiday!  🙂

I wanted to pop in and share a fun, little card idea that I had.  I’m a relatively new mom to an 8-month old little girl.  She has recently started creating art and of course, I adore it.  And I certainly can’t throw it away…but I can’t really keep it all either.  I know her grandparents also love her art, but probably don’t want giant crumpled papers that contain just a bit of scribbling in one corner.  It’s not 8-month old art if the paper hasn’t been in the mouth!

So I decided to take Piper’s art and cut it down to make a background for a card, which we will then send to her grandparents.  I used a patterned paper from the Robots 6×6 Paper Pad because coordinated perfectly with Piper’s masterpiece.

I then used the Mini Greetings Clear Stamps to stamp out a bunch of “hellos” in coordinating colors and topped it all off with a die cut Hello.

Now Piper’s grandparents have a slightly more attractive way to display her beautiful work…and it’s important that we all support the budding artist! 🙂

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

A Little Shaker for National Scrapbooking Day

Hi Everyone! Carly here and I just wanted to say a quick Happy (inter)National Scrapbooking Day! I have to admit that I don’t make too much time to scrapbook these days but I will always consider myself a scrapbooker! 20 years ago when I walked into my first scrapbooking store, full of beautiful paper & embellishments, I was hooked!

To celebrate today, I created a little shaker with some faux washi, that could become a card, a tag or an accent…

This little shaker was super easy to create with a flower die from the PH Bloom Builder dies. I adhered some acetate behind the negative flower die cut, used foam tape to create a shaker space and filled it with beautiful sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps. I finished with a piece of Geofetti patterned paper on the back.

And I used a sweet little sentiment from the We Are Family stamp set right below. These little sentiments are my new go-to and I’ve been using them a ton!

For the little patterned strip of faux washi at the bottom, I just ran a strip of Geofetti paper through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker and ta-da!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you get a chance to craft today!

Hugs, Carly

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

Bday Bash Shaker Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Laurel here again.  I don’t know about you, but the funny thing is… I hardly ever make birthday cards! I go in spurts, but for the most part they are not ones I usually make.

I do like to give birthday cards to the students in my class (I teach grade one), thus I am working on building my stash… the Pattern Happy stamps and papers are so perfect for kids birthday cards!

I am sharing a girl themed card – little girls often like pink, purple and sparkly.  So what little girl would love this card, complete with shaker – which I seem to be on a kick of lately too 😉

I kept it pretty simple really – have you seen how 6 or 7 year olds put things into their backpacks? LOL

I used a mixture of papers from the Geofetti, Rainbows and Color Me papers – love how they are so easy to mix and match.

I die cut the birthday using the Birthday Word die then stapled it on.

I paper pieced the cupcake from the Bday Bash stamp set and mounted it on foam squares.   Finally, I die cut a sentiment from the set using the Mini Containers.

Thanks for visiting…. and oh… if you like the sketch of this card… check out my Sketchy Saturday post… come play along!