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Superhero Boy w/KC

So happy to be part of the Kinda Cute by Patricia design team and share my first DT card with you!

This cutie is Superhero Boy and he just makes me smile! So much fun to color up and came out pretty cute with such fun and bold colors.

Make sure you stop by the Kinda Cute by Patricia Facebook Group and see what the rest of the team is up to!!

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Watercolor Florals w/ATCAS

It’s challenge time over at the Addicted to CAS blog! The code word this week is:

I used a new-to-me floral stamp from Hero Arts and did some rough watercoloring… it wasn’t until I got into coloring my 2nd flower that I realized I used a scrap piece of cardstock that bled everywhere, so my solution was to just color outside the lines a bit more to cover it up!

Hope you come join us! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Halloween Bow w/CCS

Hi Friends!! I’m blogging over at the CutCardstock blog today 🙂 Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? I went to the mall with my kids the other day (something we rarely do) and there was Halloween stuff EVERYWHERE!! So I’m here to share a super different Halloween card… different for me anyway! I usually stick with the cute and fun but was so inspired by this spiderweb punch I picked up at a crafter clearance sale. 

I started with a 5″ x 5″ piece of cardstock in Pop Tones Black Licorice and then used this new-to-me spiderweb punch around the page.

You start with the corners and then do the middle after that.

Unfortunately for me, I miscut or something because I ended up with this one wonky corner. But luckily it was just one corner of the entire piece that looked bad, so I had the opportunity to cover it up!!

I then stamped all over a 3.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Pop Tones Sweet Tooth cardstock in black, grey, and pumpkin orange inks to create a subway art-ish background piece. Love how it came out!!

I then figured out where I wanted that wonky corner placed (bottom left corner) and then glued everything down, with my bottom-most layer being a 6″ x 6″ Pop Tones cardstock piece in Orange Fizz.

The last thing I did was to make a fluffy organza bow with this black organza ribbon. I didn’t want to make it SUPER fluffy because I wanted the boy to sit relatively flat on the card.

I added some adhesive cardstock embellishments to cover up the messy center of the bow and then stuck it all down with some extra tacky glue!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stay up to date with the latest news and sales on the CutCardstock Facebook Page!!


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Adorable Abby w/WD

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I’m blogging over at Whimsie Doodles today!!  This pretty lady is Adorable Abby at the top of the What’s New page!

So I’ve had this polaroid/sentiment die for a while but never got to use it, but she’s perfect for it!  And shhhhh… this pastel polka-dot background is actually from an Easter pack!!!  But doesn’t it match so perfectly?!?  haha!  Versatility, I love it!!

And baker’s twine… le sigh… my absolute favorite accessory to add to a card!!  A girl can never have enough colors I think!!!  lol!  See you again soon!

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Friends w/ATCAS

It’s challenge time over at the Addicted to CAS blog! The code word this week is FRIENDS.

I saw this technique on a YouTube video last month… I want to say it was Jennifer McGuire but I honestly have no clue. You know how YouTube will just jump from video to video?? Yeah, I totally spent a night doing that instead of the homework I was supposed to finish and lost track of what I saw where!! But basically, you stamp your image/sentiment, and then add individual colors of embossing powder from the bottom up. So I added the red, tapped off the excess, and then went to orange, to dark yellow, to light yellow. And then used the good ol’ heat tool to melt it all together!

The sentiments are both from the Paper Smooches – Bosom Buddy stamp set. I feel like I’ve used this sentiment before, but I could totally be wrong. The Paper Smooches fonts tend to look the same (love them though!) and it might have been the same thing from a different set. Who knows!  Haha and that totally doesn’t mean that I have too many stamps to keep track of!!!

Hope you come join us! Thanks for stopping by!!

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A+ in my book! w/CCS

Hi Friends!! I’m blogging over at the CutCardstock blog today 🙂 How has the weather been in your neck of the woods or your corner of the city?? It’s been hot and humid here in Hawaii, but I think that means it’s gonna rain, which hope fully will make the end of the summer much more tolerable!! My kiddos have actually gone back to school this week, so I wanted to make a card for Little A’s librarian because I just adore her!!

I made a CAS (clean and simple) card today using one of my favorite dies and some fun colored enamel dots on top of this card made from this amazingly bright and nice Classic Crest Cardstock in Solar White (80#).

First I cut my Classic Crest Cardstock in Solar White (80#) in half because otherwise it wouldn’t fit in my Big Shot lol!

I then used one of my favorite big dies by Paper Smooches to cut out this frame with these wonky stitched borders. It comes out to the perfect size to mat on a full card!

I centered the stamp on my Misti and then stamped away! I had to do it more than a few times to make sure I got the black in her eyes completely colored in.

And then I colored!! There’s no sound in this short video, just to let you know so you don’t turn up your speakers looking for it!

After I got her colored up nice and pretty, I stamped on the sentiment (from another Stamp Anniething set). But look how beautifully she colored up. There was no bleeding, and she colored so smoothly, I just love it!!

I used some pop-up dots to stick her onto the card base, which was just the remaining half of that Classic Crest Cardstock in Solar White (80#) piece that I cut in the beginning.

The last thing I did was add some fun enamel dots to the card. I used two different sets, one was a fall themed one and the other a Christmas one. But together they worked out perfectly!!

Here’s a closeup of her colored… so smooth. It was so nice to color on this Classic Crest Cardstock without having to worry too much about bleeding!!

I hope Little A’s librarian likes the card… I know I’m so happy with how cute she came out!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stay up to date with the latest news and sales on the CutCardstock Facebook Page!!

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One Layer w/ATCAS

It’s challenge time over at the Addicted to CAS blog! The code word this week is ONE LAYER.

This was FUN to make. I absolutely love that flower – it’s from a previous Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit and even though I haven’t put together the projects from that kit yet, I’ve used the stamp set a handful of times haha!! One day I’ll get to all my Paper Pumpkin kits!! And look at that sentiment. I absolutely love that font. so purrrrrrty.

Anywhoo, this was super easy to put together as well. I blocked off the white space for the sentiment with some wash – make sure to stick it to yourself a few times to take away more of the stick… some washi can be pretty sticky and not want to come off paper very nicely, and I didn’t want to take a chance at ruining the card at the end, when all I had left to do was add the sentiment!

Hope you come join us! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Congrats Stars w/CCS

Hi Friends!! I’m over at the CutCardstock Blog today with this simple and super fun card!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer (or winter!). We’re in our last week of summer break so spending as much time together as a family as possible before fixing our routine back to a school-oriented one!

I made a quick and easy card today using a paper punch and some super shiny Glitter Cardstock in Silver and Gold.

I started by punching out some of these stars from some scrap pieces of Silver and Gold glitter cardstock and paired them up with a strip of Pop Tones Sweet Tooth White Cardstock over a bigger strip of Pop Tones Black Licorice Cardstock.

My trick to laying out these stars evenly is to just tack down the end of a single arm on each piece so that it’s easier to move around, that way if you have to rearrange it, you’re not pulling up the entire piece, just a single arm!

Then I lined up my sentiment and stamped it out – I didn’t want to stick down that star piece yet just in case I needed to move it further up or down on the card, depending on how my sentiment stamped out! Luckily these magnets are super strong and I could use them to hold down all the pieces together!!

 

The last thing I did was to tack down that strip with the stars. I am so happy with how it came out because I got to use a punch I rarely break out (I find myself using my circles and squares more often than shapes like this!) and it was such a simple and sweet card to make!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stay up to date with the latest news and sales on the CutCardstock Facebook Page!!

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Wheels w/ATCAS

It’s challenge time over at the Addicted to CAS blog! I’m hosting this week and the code word I picked is WHEELS.

Once again, I pulled out a stamp set I haven’t ever inked up, and I don’t know why it took me so long to do so! This is Lawn Fawn – Happy Trails. And of course, I chose this theme for Baby Z because of his obsession with anything with wheels! He even told me what colors those cars needed to be colored and I think he picked really well haha =o)

Hope you come join us! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Congrats w/CCS

I’m blogging over at the CutCardstock blog today! First off, let me apologize so greatly for the pictures! I’m experimenting with my camera rig and this is definitely NOT a winner. Oh well, live and learn!! I promise I’ll figure it out for next time!

This was a really simple card to make but it looks so pretty because of the shimmery paper! Today’s card is made using some gold Stardream Metallic 65# cardstock and a couple pieces of Basis white 80# cardstock. So easy to put together!! I started by cutting my sheet of gold Stardream Metallic 65# cardstock in half to make a top-folding card.

I knew I wanted to put a piece of white cardstock inside the card to make it easier to write on – not every pen takes nicely to shimmery paper so I wanted to make it easier for whoever got this card to write inside!!

Then I took some matching yellow ink and a pretty circle stamp set and just stamped over the bottom of the card, making sure to go off the edges a little bit.

Then I took my sentiment and stamped it in a nice, bold black just above the circles.

The last thing I added was some matching black and white baker’s twine to the top of the card…

… and then finished it off with a nice bow before sticking the white cardstock piece to the card front.

And this is another view of the card, trying to show off the shimmer. So pretty, and such a simple thing to put together!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stay up to date with the latest news and sales on the CutCardstock Facebook Page!!

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