Miss Kelly Von Sweets

I was over the Passionate Paper Creations blog earlier this week with this project featuring Miss Kelly Von Sweets from Polka Doodles. Just wanted to share it with you here in case you missed it!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Sweetie Six by Authentique; Bazzill Silver Foil; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Miss Kelly Von Sweets(*) by Polka Doodles
DiesFancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Love Word Die by Paper Smooches
Embossing FolderQuilted Dragonfly Embossing Folders(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R32, R30 (skin); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02 (dress); RV10, RV11, RV11, RV14 (bow & shoes)

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

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I Love You the Mostest

Here’s another simple card that I put together for Demo Day at PhotoScraps. Sometimes you just want a clean, simple card that you can put together quickly. I had the basic concept of what I wanted to do in my head but couldn’t get it to gel until I found this fun design paper from Fancy Pants. I added a Spellbinders die cut heart in pink card stock and cut the sentiment from silver foil paper using the Love Word die from Paper Smooches.

Here’s a look at the inside, featuring a sentiment from Paper Smooches’ Uplifters stamp set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentines | Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Valentines | Uplifters by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wrap it in Color from the Joy Parade Collection by Fancy Pants (*); Bazzill Silver Foil Cardstock (*)
Stamps: Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Dies: Love Word Die by Paper Smooches; Classic Hearts by Spellbinders

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

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Sending Hugs!

Spent yesterday with the wonderful ladies at Photo Scraps and this is one of the cards that I prepared for Demo Day. It features Stamping Bella’s Mail Chick stamp. I love this stamp because it’s easy to color and can be used for many occasions – valentines, encouragement, thinking of you, etc. I paired it with the Sending You stamp set by Avery Elle which also includes sentiments that cover many occasions.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Rainbow Ribbons from the Hello Sunshine Collection by Doodlebugs(*), Bazzill Basics in Atlantic; Neenah White Index Cardstock
Stamps: Mail Chick by Stamping Bella; Sending You by Avery Elle
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black and Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsekineko
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: .5 cm pink sequins
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR07 (chick); YR02, YR04, YR07 (beak): RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66 (heart); B0000, B000, Bv00 (envelope)

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

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I Love You Just the Way You Are

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been trying to get organized. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by crafting supplies — paper, stamps, inks, markers. It all adds up quickly! So I’ve taken a step back just get things in order.

The nice thing about getting organized is that it forced me to look through all of the paper, stamps, and dies that I purchased over the past year (and haven’t used). That alone should stop me from buying anything new for while, but that’s a resolution that I’m not even going to pretend to make! But over the next few days, I’m going to post a few cards that I made from my stash so that some of these supplies will finally see the light of day.

Today’s is the first of two cards that feature stamps and die cuts – no Copics! I love to color, but sometimes I just want an easy card that goes together quickly, especially if I want to make multiple copies. Since I don’t really like to color the same image multiple times, using die cuts was my ready solution. For the sake of my sanity, I backed the red foil paper with iCraft adhesive sheets before running it through the die cutter. Then all of my embellishments were just peel and stick. Can’t get much easier than that!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine’s Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Ladybug Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Red Foil Card stock(*)
Stamps: I Love You More by My Favorite Things; Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp; Linked Hearts by Paper Smooches; Classic Hearts by Spellbinders

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

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All you need is love!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I just wanted to share the card that I made today for my husband. It features Amanda and Maxwell in House Mouse Designs rubber stamp Tails of True Love. I accidentally picked up the wrong Copic markers, coloring the skin with R000, R00, and R21 instead of my usual skin combination of E000, E00, and R21. So the mice are a little pinker than usual, but afterall, it IS Valentine’s Day!

On a day that commemorates love, the inside sentiment holds particular meaning for us. My husband is a long time fan of the Beatles. He wore his favorite Sgt. Pepper’s tie at our wedding and his wedding band is engraved with the words “All you need is love.”

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day card | House Mouse Designs | Tails of True Love

The layout was inspired by a card designed by Stamp a Blessing. Instructions for creating a flip card with the By DieZyne Half Circle die are available at Passionate Paper Creations. Since my base paper was 12×12, I trimmed the cardstock to 5.5 x 12 inches and scored it at 2 1/8 inches, 4.25 inches and 8.5 inches. The two background patterned papers were cut to 4 x 5.25 inches each and I embossed the third section of the cardstock.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day card | House Mouse Designs | Tails of True Love

Cardstock : Recollections
Patterned Paper: Doodlebugs 12×12 paper, Lovebugs – Sealed with a Kiss (4630)
Rubber Stamps: Stampabilities House Mouse Designs Tails of True Love (HMGR1009); Recollections All you need is Love!
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Simon Says Stamp! Stitched Rectangles (SSSD111445); Simon Says Stamp! Stitched Circles (SSSD111456); By Diezyne Half Circle (BDZ005)
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Dainty Embossing Folders (EF0004)
Embellishments: Recollections Adhesive Hearts
Copic® Markers: R000, R00, R21 (skin);  N1, N3 (Amanda);  W1, W3 (Maxwell); B00 (shadow)