Card Making Idea for Kids

Good Morning Stampers ~ if you are looking for Card Making Idea for Kids, check out today’s card.

Well I am headed to Jess’ today.  I had to bring Bijou with me which I don’t like since it was a short trip but the 2 sitters I usually use are both booked already.  This was a change as we had to switch Zoie’s birthday party from last weekend to this weekend.  The poor dog has been moved around a lot lately that she is sticking close to me since she is not sure what is going on.  Hopefully after this weekend she will be fine and settle down.  Movers are scheduled to come on Tuesday which I am glad about as I will finally get my bed.  I will also have a dining room table which will be nice.  If I can just get TV and internet!.  Thank heavens my neighbor has a strong signal and I can use their’s to post my card.

Today I played with the Animal Outing stamp set.  I love the giraffe in this set and decided to use him.  It is just the head so you have to do some creative thinking in order for the card to look right. I began with a Crumb Cake card base and added a panel of Animal Expedition designer series paper.  I stamped the giraffe using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored him in using So Saffron and Crumb Cake markers.  The coordinating framelits were used to cut him out.  I cut a strip of Share What You Love designer series paper the width of the other designer series paper and attached the giraffe to the back.  This strip and giraffe were added to the card base using dimensionals.  For my sentiment I used a retired tag punch.  On the tag I stamped the “Hello” from Jar of Love and then used the Make a Difference to spell out “Cutie”.  I added the tag to the card using dimensionals also.  To finish off the creation I tied a multi loop bow using linen thread.  Here is my completed Card Making Idea for Kids.

Do you send a lot of children's cards? My Card Making Idea for Kids is a great kid's card but can also be used as a baby shower card. Take a closer look at my creation to see all the details.



















inside of card and envelope

Isn't this giraffe cute? Make sure you click the photo to see what the front of this Card Making Idea for Kids creation looks like!












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Homemade Feminine Embossed Card

Hello Everyone ~I combined several different items to create my Homemade Feminine Embossed Card today.

Well I still don’t have internet.  I am hoping that someone comes today but not counting on it.  With my luck they will want to come tomorrow and I am headed to Jess’ for the weekend.  Maybe I will get lucky and they will come by tomorrow.  Cross your fingers!  Barb and Doug came over yesterday afternoon and helped me rearrange my new furniture so I have a place to sit down now.  I still have some things coming from the movers on the 9th which will help.  Then I will unpack things and arrange to get the last of my items out of storage.  The fun will begin in trying to figure out the placement of everything.  I plan on using the interior decorator who helped me with the building of the house and choosing colors.  I figure she can help be get everything arranged so it looks good and flows.  I will also get her advice on painting some of my furniture I have to bring in some color.  Then I have to do my craft room.  I have already started thinking about arrangement so we will see how it all fits together.

With no internet I could not do a video and upload it, so I have a card for you today.  I began with a Powder Pink card base and embossed the front using the Lovely Floral embossing folder.  I took a strip of the Garden Impression designer series paper and mounted it to a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock.  This strip was added to the left hand side of the card front using Tear & Tape.  Using the Label Me Pretty stamp set I stamped my sentiment and fussy cut it out.  We do have a coordinating punch to the stamp set but I used it to created my layer.  I used some Melon Mambo card stock and the punch to punch out the shape.  After attaching the 2 shapes I adhered it to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Homemade Feminine Embossed Card.

Using various products can be a challenge to get them to work together. Click through to learn what embossing folder and designer series paper I used to create my Homemade Feminine Embossed Card.



















inside of card and envelope

Did you see the card front that goes with the inside of this card and envelope? Check out the Homemade Feminine Embossed Card by clicking the photo.













Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have a much needed massage today and then a few of us are going to lunch and then do some shopping.  I am looking for organizing items for my kitchen and under my bathroom sinks.  I want to be prepared when the movers bring me all my kitchen items next week.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I think my Homemade Feminine Embossed Card is very pretty don’t you?



Shaker Card Idea

Hello Stampers ~ are you ready for A Shaker Card Idea today?

Well I moved into the house yesterday.  There is dust everywhere from the sanding and they are still painting.  The cleaning ladies are supposed to come today also.  I have locked all the doors and changed the garage code so the only way they can get in is to ring the bell.  I will have the apartment furniture delivered on the 9th so it will be bare bones for a while.  I am headed to Jess’ on Thursday so that will help.  I am going to try and get the internet hooked up so I have TV.  I am currently using Barb’s signal which has allowed me to post today card.  I have a hair appointment today so I will be out of the house for a while.  Barb invited me over for dinner last night so Bijou had her first experience in her new room.  I don’t have her cubby fixed up yet so she is still in her crate.  I am hoping to work on that next week as the washer and dryer will be delivered and I would like to have the crate packed in the attic by then.  We will see.

Today’s card is an idea I had and wanted to give it a try.  The Accented Blooms stamp set has the spot for the punch to place your sentiment.  I thought what about cutting the spot out and making it a shaker card.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used various markers to color the flowers.  I cut the card stock down and stamped my sentiment in the upper right hand corner.  Then using my craft knife and a ruler I cut out the shape.  I took a piece of fun foam and cut it a little smaller than the image panel.  I set the image panel on top of the fun foam and using a pencil to trace the cut out.  Using my snips I cut the shape out a little larger than the traced shape.  I used a piece of Basic Black cut larger than the image panel for my background. I set this down on my table and layered the image panel and the fun foam so the opening showed through the image panel and fun foam.  I did this upside down and applied multipurpose liquid glue to the back of the fun foam making sure to add glue around the edge of the cut out..  Then holding the 2 layers together I turned them right side up and set them down onto the Basic Black card stock centering them.  I took off the image panel and laid a large block on top of the fun foam to dry.  I then took the image panel and using a piece of window sheet cut a little smaller I attached the 2 using multipurpose liquid glue.  I went back to the Basic Black layers and added some retired sequin assortment.  You then add glue to the back of the window sheet layers making sure to get glue close to the cut out and attach it to the Basic Black layers.  Place a large block on top while it dries to ensure all the edges get sealed well so your sequins do not escape.  I used a Calypso Coral card base that I embossed using the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.  Multipurpose Liquid Glue was used to attach the shaker card element to the card base.  Here is the completed A Shaker Card Idea.

Do you like shaker cards? I think they are a lot of fun. Here is a Shaker Card Idea that is very colorful.



















inside of card and envelope

Want to see the shaker card front that goes with this inside? Click the photo to get all the details.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Easy Faux Watercolor Flower

Happy Monday Everyone ~ today’s card is an Easy Faux Watercolor Flower creation.

Well today is moving day.  I have a feeling I will be moving things in around painters and the cleaning ladies.  There is nothing I can do as I have to move in.  There are still a lot of items on the punch list that are not completed also.  It will be interesting to see what happens.  I will be taking the keys out of the area they have been stored for contractors to come and go.  I will also be locking the garage door while I am there as I do not want to be in the shower and have a contractor come in.  I am hoping they will begin coordinating their arrival so I know when they are coming.  Will let you know.

Today I am sharing a faux watercoloring technique.  This is an easy way to get a watercolor look quick and easy.  Using your Stamparatus, stamp the flower onto watercolor paper using Fresh Fig ink.  Then take you aqua painter and add water to the image moving the ink around to color the image.  Let the image dry completely ~ you can dry the image with a heat tool if you want to speed up the process.  Put the image back into the Stamparatus and restamp the image using the Fresh Fig ink.  This makes your image lines crisp.  Use the coordinating framelits to cut out the flower.  Stamp your leaves onto Tranquil Tide card stock using Tranquil Tide ink.  Use the framelits to cut them out.  Take a piece of the Share What You Love designer series paper and add some Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon.  Layer it onto your Rich Razzleberry card base.  Take another piece of the ribbon and tie a knot around the ribbon.  Add your leaves to your flower using  glue dots.  Use dimensionals to attach your flower to the card base.  Here is the completed Easy Faux Watercolor Flower creation.

Watercoloring can be a great technique to use on your card. If you are now sure where to begin, check out how I created my Easy Faux Watercolor Flower.


















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This image is perfect for an Easy Faux Watercolor Flower. Find out about this technique by clicking the photo.











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

Stampin’ Up You’re Inspiring Colored with Glycerin

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Stampin’ Up You’re Inspiring Colored with Glycerin creation today.

Well one more day and I will be in my house.  There are still a number of things not finished on the punch list.  No one showed up at the house yesterday to do any work.  They have painting to do and I am not sure when they will be doing that.  The cleaning ladies are supposed to come on Monday.  I have a feeling I they will be finishing up after I move in which I am not happy about.  I guess I will see what happens on Monday.

Today is my 10 Minute Creation video.  I thought we could use a little Spring as most places are still getting snow or covered in snow.  I also used my favorite coloring technique ~ coloring with glycerin to color the image.  Here is my Stampin’ Up You’re Inspiring Colored with Glycerin creation.




Sorry for the poor picture  I thought I had taken the photo before I left the apartment.  I took it from the house I am staying in and the lighting is not good.  Here is the photo so you can see the designer series paper as you cannot see it in the video.

Want to see how I created this Stampin' Up You're Inspired Colored with Glycerin creation. Click the photo to see the video.














inside of card and envelope

What is your favorite way to color an image? Check out my Stampin' Up You're Inspired Colored with Glycerin card front by clicking the picture.











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be working on some cards I need as well as starting to think about  cards for my workshop.  I hope you have some fun plans for today.  Have a Sensational Sunday and have you tried glycerin coloring like my Stampin’ Up You’re Inspiring Colored with Glycerin creation?