Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Play Ball

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I have another card to share with you today featuring another set just released by Our Daily Bread Designs. This week I'm sharing a card using the Baseball Stamp/Die Duo. I really like the sentiments they used in these sports themed sets. As you know, I love fancy fold cards and since I haven't made a center step card in awhile, I dusted off my directions and made one. I started off with a piece of navy cardstock that measured 4.25" x 11". With the short side at the top of my paper trimmer, I lined the cardstock up on the 1" mark that is on the right side of the trimmer blade, moved the blade to the 1" mark and cut down to 6.5". I slid the paper over to line it up with the 1" mark to the left of the blade and repeated the cut from 1" to 6.5". Using my Scor-Buddy, with the long side of the paper at the top and the cut 1" from the left edge to the left, score completely across the card at 1". Score just from the card edge to the cut marks at 2" and 6.5" on both sides of the card. At 5.5" score between the cut lines only. Mountain and Valley fold on the score lines as shown in the picture below. OR you could use one of ODBD's Center Step Card bases and make your life much easier!


I stamped the sentiment and then die cut and matted it with the Double Stitched Circle Dies. I left the cardstock in the dies and embossed both of these circles and love the subtle detail it gives them. Baseball is such a great American past time and the papers from the Americana Quilt collection go so well with that theme. The baseballs were stamped and then die cut with the coordinating die. They were highlighted with some Copic coloring and then the seams were added with a Zig journaling pen. This same red pen was used to color in the open letters in the main sentiment and in the "Play Ball!" sentiment. A trio of star sequins highlight the sentiment.


I carried the baseball theme to the inside by stamping a baseball on the message panel. This baseball was also highlighted with Copics and the red pen.

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Other supplies used:
Cardstock - Recollections (Red), Simon Says Stamp (Soft Navy), Georgia Pacific (white)
Inks - Versafine Ink (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black) 
Tools/Embellishments - V's Sweet Ideas (Hologram Stars 5mm), Copic Markers (C0, 1), Zig Ball Pen (5mm Red)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scor-Pal More Than One Fold Challenge #40 - Card must be 3D and have more than one fold
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #356 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #176 - Fancy Folds
City Crafter Challenge Blog #375 - No Flowers
Always Fun Challenges #19 - Going in Circles
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I do hope you'll stop by and check out the August Release at Our Daily Bread Designs. All the sports lovers in your life will thank you. :)

God Delights in Mercy

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday! This week we're focusing on a verse from one of the minor prophets, Micah. Micah 7:18 says, Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy." The Israelites were in bondage because of their sin and it was because of God's incredible pardoning that they would come out of bondage. God is always ready and waiting to extend pardon and mercy whenever His children turn to Him in repentance. While we still have to face the consequences of our sin, He will always forgive. Why? Because He loves us and delights in showing us mercy. What a wonderful God we serve.


Our sponsor this week is the fantastic one-stop-shop, Simon Says Stamp. I used their Soft Navy Cardstock for the frame of my quilt as well as the blue cardstock matting. The hearts from the Texting stamp set were stamped on patterned paper with Versamark ink and embossed with SSS Fine Detail Embossing Powder in white. The hearts were fussy cut and accent the verse panel. The finished card is just under 5" x 7". Small pearls accent the quilt top.


When I stamped and cut the hearts, I had enough to do a little interior decorating.


As usual when using a quilt die, I had enough pieces to make multiple quilts. I also made these two A2 cards and used the Simon Says Stamp Many Thanks stamp set for the sentiment. I kept these cards flat for easy mailing.


To do the paper piecing, I found a product I love to use for the adhesive. I purchase this pack of adhesive sheets at my local Hobby Lobby in the fun foam aisle. The package comes with three sheets of double sided adhesive and costs just over $2. I was able to cover all three of the quilts in today's cards with just one sheet of adhesive and without any waste.


This past weekend, a good friend and I attended the StampAway show in Cincinnati. While there I was able to stock up on some Gina Marie Dies. This Quilt Die #4- Circle Die is my favorite of all her quilt dies. It cuts so easily and is so fun to paper piece. I purchased a metal cutting plate at the Our Daily Bread Designs booth and when I used it with this die I was amazed at how easily all the little pieces came out of the die. If you haven't checked out Gina Marie Dies, I'd highly recommend them. I love to support small businesses and I was thrilled to see her booth busy all day long.

Supplies from our Sponsor Simon Says Stamp:



Other Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white for A2 card bases), Georgia Pacific (white),
Tools/Embellishments: Gina Marie Designs (Quilt Die #4 - Circle Die, Ivory Pearls), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge - retired), Silly Winks Adhesive Sheets

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #356 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Crop Stop Linky Party #31 - Use items/brands from the Crop Stop Store (I used Fiskar's trimmer, Tsukineko, Cuttlebug, and Ranger)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for visiting with me today. Please be sure to pick up your free digi at the Word Art Wednesday blog and check out the projects from the rest of the Design Team while you're there. Also please come back later and I'll have a new project featuring one of the stamp/die duos from the Our Daily Bread Designs August Release.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

When You Feel Like Quitting

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The August New Release from Our Daily Bread Designs has a sports theme and includes 2 stamp sets, one die set and 7 stamp and die duos. I love these duos because you get the stamp set AND the coordinating die all in one package. Each stamp and die duo set features a different sport so making cards for the athletes in your life is a snap. The coordinating sentiments and Scriptures are so appropriate too...and not just for being successful in sports. For my first card this month, I chose to work with the Soccer Stamp/Die Duo. After stamping two of the sentiments on white card stock, I die cut and matted them with the Double Stitched Circle dies to keep the ball theme going.


The Americana Quilt Paper Pad is perfect for sports cards. Some of the words in the sentiments have open letters. For a little added interest and sparkle, I used a metallic gel pen to fill in these letters. After stamping the soccer ball and die cutting it with the coordinating die, I wanted to add something a little unexpected. The soccer ball is mounted on an action wobble so that it moves back and forth. I thought this would be a nice surprise for the recipient. Enamel Accents in white was used to embellish the diagonal corners of the card.


For the card design, I was inspired by this Double Z-Fold tutorial  over on Beccy's Place. For the card I used one piece of cardstock measuring 4.25" x 11" and another measuring 2.5" x 11". Each piece was scored along the 11" side at 2.75" and 5.5". A Scor-Pal makes the measuring and scoring so easy. A bone folder helps get crisp folds on each piece. This type of card really lets your patterned paper shine and is a great way to showcase the soccer ball image and these fantastic sentiments. I used a white card base so that I could write a message to the recipient on the back. This allows them to display the card without the message also being on display.

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Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Cor'dination (Royal)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Action Wobbler, Ranger Enamel Accents (white), Gelly Roll Metallic Pen (red) 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge #40 - 3D Cards (the Scor-Pal makes it so easy to get crisp folds to help this card stand up properly)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Crop Stop Challenge #30 - Use items/brands found in the Crop Stop Online store (I used items from Ranger, Fiskars, and Cuttlebug)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll check out the August New Release and be sure to visit the ODBD blog and check out all the samples made by the Design Team. So many creative and pretty ways to use the new release sets.

But God Is Faithful

Hello!! I hope your week is going well. Our grandson was visiting last week and now that he's returned home our house sure seems quiet! I sure did enjoy hearing his chatter and the sounds of a little boy playing. Brings back happy memories of when his daddy was little. But you came here for a card not to listen to me walk down Memory Lane. LOL It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we are focusing on 1 Corinthians 10:13, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." I do love this verse. When we are tempted to do wrong, we don't have to yield to that temptation. The Lord will ALWAYS make a way to escape the temptation to sin. Sometimes, we're to fight the temptation with Scripture and sometimes we are simply to run. If you know a certain place, activity, or whatever is a weakness for you, stay as far away from it as you can. As Adrian Rogers once said, "He who would not fall down ought not to walk in slippery places."


For my card today, I drew inspiration from this card by Mary Fish that I found on Pinterest. I changed up the style of the pocket and added some burlap ribbon for some texture. My favorite Stampin' Up! punch, the Owl Punch, was used for the owl and all the hearts on the bookmark. After punching the elements from various pattern papers, a black marker was used on all the edges to cover the white edge and give each piece a little more definition.


This week's focus verse is on the back of the bookmark. I used some additional heart made with the Owl Punch to carry the theme to the back of the bookmark. I used a Crop-o-Dile Corner Chomper on the top corners of the bookmark. A couple years ago I did a bookmark project for our daughter's book club. I had some of the tassels left over and used one of them on this week's card.


Once you pull the bookmark out of the pocket, you can see there is another owl. I originally thought I'd use bling for the pupils of the eyes but decided against it so that the bookmark would remain flat. The sentiment on the bookmark is from one of my favorite Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets. I used clear Wink of Stella on all the hearts and the owls' eyes.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white card base), Georgia Pacific (white book mark panels)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (I Love Family 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen, Dare 2B Artzy (Prayers for You clear stamp set)
Ink: VersaMark (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: WRMK Crop-O-Dile Corner Chomper (Deco/Stub), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge), Stampin' Up! Owl Punch, Tassel from Tassel Depot, The Paper Studio (burlap ribbon), Wink of Stella (clear), Memento marker (Tuxedo Black)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #5 - Must Use a Critter
Mod Squad Challenge - The Wings the Thing
Crop Stop Challenge #30 - Use items/brands found in the Crop Stop Online Store (I used items from Cuttlebug, Fiskars, Zig, Ranger and My Favorite Things.

I hope you will stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects from the rest of the Design Team and to pick up your free digi. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today. Please come back later when I'll have a card showcasing one of the new release sets from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Palm Tree Birthday

I'm back with another card using the July release stamp set, Bon Voyage, from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD). This week I chose to make a Tri-Shutter card. ODBD has a pre-made Tri-Shutter Card base that makes this type of card so easy to put together. However, I didn't have one of their card bases so I made my own. I started with a piece of cardstock that measured 5.5" x 12". On the 12" side I scored it at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Then with the 5.5" side at the top of my trimmer, I slid the cardstock over to the 1.5" mark and then cut between the 2" score mark and the 10" score mark. I repeated this on the other side. Here is the Tri-Shutter Card tutorial I used from Splitcoast Stampers. Cardstock mats and patterned papers from the Blooming Garden Collection and the By the Shore Collection cover the card base.


The largest image was stamped onto a Double Stitched Circle die cut and then heat embossed. Distress ink was applied to the circle for the sky. Another portion of the largest image was masked and stamped on a smaller circle and a 2nd bird was added before it was also heat embossed. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a Stitched Oval Die Cut. The smaller image was white heat embossed on the small panels of the card. Baker's twine and buttons from my stash add a little extra interest to the vertical panels. The largest interior panel gives a space for writing a message to the recipient.


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Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (Bittersweet), DMD Inc. (kraft)
Inks: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass), Versamark, VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail embossing powder (clear and white), Studio G (baker's twine), buttons from stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge - Use either the colors or words on the Tic Tac Toe board (I used the top row - embossing, circles and die cuts)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Scor-Pal Challenge #39 - Must use die cuts and more than one score (the Scor-Pal makes adding the multiple scores to my card headache free)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 - Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today. I hope you'll come back soon.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tickled Pink Birthday

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For my card today, I decided the showcase the beautiful flamingos in the Tickled Pink stamp set on a Joy-Fold Card. I used the video tutorial found here for my version of this card. The finished card is 4.25" square. The base cardstock measures 6.25" x 4.25" scored at 4.25" on the long side. The insert piece measures 6" x 3" and is scored at 3" on the long side. The base pieces are decorated with papers from the Blooming Garden Collection Paper Pad. The sentiment was stamped in the middle of an inked die cut Double Stitched Circle. The circle was matted and adhered to the insert piece. The flamingos were stamped and colored with Copics before being die cut with the coordinating Flamingo dies.They were popped up on the sentiment circle. A fine tip black pen was used for faux stitching on each panel.


More papers from the same collection are used on the interior. The birthday sentiment was stamped inside a Stitched Circle die cut. Another Copic colored and die cut flamingo was added to carry the flamingo theme to the inside of the card. The plain cardstock panel allows room for a message to the recipient.


When closed, the left edge of the insert is tucked behind the single fussy cut flower (from one of the patterned papers) that was adhered to a circle die cut before being popped up over the background papers. Three more fussy cut flowers are used as added embellishments. The flower centers have Glossy Accents added to them while the flower petals and the flamingos have a couple coats of clear Wink of Stella to help them shine. As a finishing touch, some sequins topped with stickles were added to the card front.

Supplies:
Our Daily Bread Designs products:


Other Supplies:
Cardstock - Paper Trey Ink (black card base), Recollections (cream), Georgia Pacific (white for images)
Copic Markers: R00, 01, 02, 11, 12, 20; C0
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick)
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp (Moonshine Sequins), Stickles (Star Dust), Glossy Accents, Staedtler Fine Tip Marker (Black), Wink of Stella (clear), Memento Tuxedo Black Marker (used on edges of die cut flamingos)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scor-Pal Challenge #39 - Die Cuts and More Than One Fold (my card has 2 folds - one on the card base and one on the smaller flap card - the Scor-Pal sure makes it easy to get all of them crisp so that the card lays flat)
Crafty Card Challenges #193 - Lots of Layers
Country View Challenges - Things with Wings
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #4 - Anything Goes but must have some type of critter
Crafty Awesomeness Challege - Must have colored image
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - CAS or Fussy & Fancy (obviously I chose the latter *grin*)
SSS Work It Wednesday - Add Sparkle (I used stickles, sequins and Wink of Stella)

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back often.

Clutch Purse Design

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we are focusing on Isaiah 43:25, "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." We read in 1John 1:9 that, "if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." When we sin, and we all do, God has promised that if we will confess those sins, He will forgive us. Our focus verse this week says that He will blot them out and not remember them. WOW!! What a loving and merciful God we have. Some would say this gives us a license to do whatever we want. Not so. For one thing, while God does forgive us of our sins, we still must bear the consequences of those sins. (If I am arrested for stealing, the Lord will forgive me of the theft but I must still serve my time in jail.) But even more importantly, when I think about all the things the Lord has done for me, why would I want to hurt Him by doing things that I know are displeasing to Him? Our verse this week is a great comfort for those times when I fail.


We have such wonderful sponsors at Word Art Wednesday! This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. Truly one-stop-shopping!! For my card this week I used their A2 Card Curved Edge Die to make the curved panel and mat on my card. There is a sample card in the die's gallery that gave me inspiration for the card design. However, when I turned the card sideways, to better fit the verse, it reminded me of a clutch purse. So, I added the bling as the clasp on my purse. An embossing folder used on the solid purple panel adds texture and interest. The sheer dotted swiss ribbon under the verse adds a subtle touch as does the vellum mat under the matted verse panel.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellow), Georgia Pacific (white verse panel), The Paper Studio Heavyweight (card base)
Patterned Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs (Plum Pizzazz and Whimsical Wildflowers Paper Pads)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dot), Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles), Simon Says Stamp Die (A2 Card Curved Edge Die), Blue Moon Beads rhinestone, Ribbon FX (Lavender sheer ribbon)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Use embossing (I used dry) and at least one patterned paper (I used 2)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 - Lots of Layers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I hope you will have the time to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the project from the rest of the design team and to pick up your free digi. Also, please visit our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, for all your online crafty shopping needs and to tell them thank you for their generosity in sponsoring Word Art Wednesday every month. Please check back later today for my next Guest Designer post for Our Daily Bread Designs. You can scroll up one post or click here. Thanks for visiting with me today.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Island Birthday

 
I'm back with another project for Our Daily Bread Designs. Today I'm playing with the Bon Voyage set. This set is perfect for inked backgrounds and dark stamping on top. I have two versions of this card to show you today. They are exactly alike except for the paper used for the inked background and the type of spritz applied after inking.

For the card shown above I used three colors of distress ink blended onto white cardstock. I then spritzed the inked panel with a shimmer mist made of Perfect Pearls mixed with water. The image was stamped with black ink using my MISTI so that I could stamp multiple times to make sure it was completely black. Then I die cut the panel with the next to the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and then clear heat embossed. After matting it with the sea shell paper in the By the Shore paper pad, it was matted again with the darkest paper in the Blooming Garden paper pad that had been die cut with the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die. This panel was then popped up with craft foam over the palm tree paper in the By the Shore paper pad.


This second card was assembled the same way and inked with the same ink colors. However, instead of inking up white cardstock for the background, I inked up one of the lighter papers in the Blooming Garden paper pad and then spritzed it with a silver shimmer spray. Using the patterned paper gives more texture but also a more muted look.

Supplies:
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Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white-card #1), Bazzill (Camel & Bittersweet)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black), Distress Inks (Mustard See, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries)
Other: Simon Says Stamp (Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder), Perfect Pearls (Pearl color - Card #1), Tsukineko Silver Shimmer Spritz (Card #2)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (must use Patterned Paper)
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 - Tic Tac Toe (Bottom Row - Summer, Two or More Patterned Papers, Die Cuts)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you'll come again soon.

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