Have a Blooming Great Day

Catching up on a few cards that I created, but never posted to my blog. This one was created for the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog back in May. It’s a simple card that features the Daisy Daisy Stamp and Die set by Polkadoodles. I liked this particular card design because I was able to use up different bits of solid card stock left over from other projects.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; miscellaneous green and yellow card stock
StampsDaisy Daisy Stamp and Die Set (*) by Polkadoodles; Garden Bunny – Critter Stamps & Dies (*) by LDRS Creative (for the sentiment)
Embossing FolderPicnic Quilt Embossing Folders (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y18, YR16 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, (flower center)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Scaredy Crab

Here’s a card that is a little out of the ordinary for me! The image – Scaredy Crab – is a digital stamp by Bloobel Stamps, a company known for off-beat, quirky images. I paired it with a sentiment from PaperArtsy (another company known for off-beat images) and the result is a fun card that was quick and easy to put together.

Be sure to stop by the Passionate Paper Creation and Friends Facebook group where Bloobel is our sponsor of the week. Check out the group banner for a special code to receive 10% off the entire store.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Me-ology Strips by Fancy Pants Designs
Stamps: Scaredy Crab by Bloobel Stamps; ZA12 by PaperArtsy
Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white
Copics: B0000, B000, B00, BG0000, YG09 (eyes); B0000, B000, B00, BG0000 (teeth); YG03, YG05, YG09, YG21, G09, BG01 (body)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Friend

Yesterday, I retired from a job that I’ve held for the past thirty-seven years. Like any job, there were days when it just drove me crazy — the commute, the hours, the seemingly endless workload, the stress — you name it! But it was also a place where I worked with a special group of people and made many lasting friendships that I will always hold dear even though I’m not with them every day.

I decided to make a few cards to give to some of my co-workers (because when you’re a card maker that’s what you do!). This is one of the last that I made, but I hope that the message is clear no matter how simple the design.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Dot Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Hugs! by Penny Black; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: C1, C4, C6, E30, RV10 (cat) YG06, YG17 (grass)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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A Teacup Full of Wishes

Polkadoodles A Teacup Full of WishesI’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today with a card featuring one of the stamps in the new Time for Tea collection from Polkadoodles, now available from LDRS Creative. The Time for Tea collection includes 6 rubber stamps (A Teacup Full Of WishesI Brought The CakePick Your Own TeaTea For TwoTea-riffic; and Time For Tea), a coordinating 36 sheet 6×6 paper pack; and a 780+ piece die-cut cardmaking kit. The cardmaking kit also includes a full color inspiration design sheet.

My card uses one of the stamps in the collection — A Teacup Full of Wishes — featuring Winnie sitting on a teacup with a heart filled note. The stamp is deeply etched, creating a crisp image when stamped. I colored the image using Copic markers (the colors are listed below). I paired it with a selection of papers available from the 6×6 paper pack and dies from Creative Basics.

Rowhouse Greetings | A Teacup Full of Wishes by Polkadoodles

All of these products and much more are available online from LDRS Creative. Be sure to stop by and see the full collection — limited qualities are available so this will sell out quick!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Time for Tea 6×6 paper pack (*) by Polkadoodles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps:
A Teacup Full of Wishes (*) by Polkadoodles
Dies:
Fancy Rectangles & Squares (*) and Grace Build-A-Card Die Set (*) both by Creative Basics
Copics
: E50, E53, E93 (skin); E40, E43, E44 (hair); BG70, B72, BG75 (dress); W00, W0, W1, W2, V91, V95 (hat); V91, V93, V95, V99 (bow); E23, BG72, Y32 (flowers); YG61, YG63, YG67 (leaves); W00, W0, W1, V91, V93, V95, V99 (teacup and saucer)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Monarchs and Milkweed

Power Poppy Monarchs and Milkweed Digital StampToday I’m featuring the new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Monarchs and Milkweed. Based on an original watercolor and gouache painting created for a graduation ceremony, this scene of transformation follows the Monarch from caterpillar through chrysalis to butterfly. Milkweed (Asclepius) is the only plant on which a Monarch will lay eggs, and here we celebrate the phases of Milkweed as well, from seeds carried away by the wind, through buds and flowering, to the formation of new seed pods. Accompanied by a hand lettered quote with these wonderful Lauryn Hill lyrics: “Everything is everything; What is meant to be, will be; After winter must come Spring; Change, it comes eventually.” The image is larger format than most of the Power Poppy digis, 6″ across, and of course can be enlarged or reduced in a photo editing program. Lighter “no-line” format image also included.

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some extra special inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; My Precious from the True Love Collection by Kaisercraft
Stamps: Monarchs and Milkweed Digital Stamp set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader and Marvelous Squares, both by Spellbinders
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y38, Y68 (monarchs); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV23 (leaves); Y15, Y38, Y68 (flowers); B01, YG21 (caterpillar); YG21, YG03, YG1 (cocoon)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.