Lets Celebrate! Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a card I created for Eileen’s birthday that was a couple of weeks ago! 

I started by cutting a Ornate, Flip-its #2 Card Diecut (retired) from double sided patterned card. 

On the back of the card I adhered to strips of patterned cardstock and printed from my computer the sentiments “It’s Your Birthday!” and “Lets Celebrate”. I cut out the “It’s Your Birthday!” sentiment and glued to the strip.

From a piece of vellum I cut the Spellbinders Beaded Circles Diecut (retired but found a few on Amazon) and adhered to the flip part of the card along with two strips of patterned cardstock.

The digital image of the vintage women I purchased from Lisa’s Altered Art which you can find HERE. I printed and fussy cut the image of the women with one of the party hat out and adhered to the card. 

I added Stickles to the collars and sleeves of each of the women’s outfits and let dry.

I cut from various patterned cardstock a flower and leaf sprig from the Flower and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts, inked the edges of the flower with gold ink and covered the leaf sprig completely with Stickles (let dry first) and adhere both to the corner of the card.

I added the sequin, Glossy Dot and thread to the flower and finished by gluing the sentiment to the bottom of the card. My card got to Eileen a “little late” but that was ok because she got to celebrate her birthday just a little bit longer. 😉 As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

For You Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I want to share a quick gift card holder I created.

I started by folding a piece of 6″x12″ patterned cardstock in half and place slightly below the cut line of the House/Pocket Stitchlit and ran through the diecut machine. I adhered each side together to create a pocket.

I cut two roofs, two windows, one half window, one door and one chimney diecuts from patterned cardstock. I backed all windows with vellum before adhering to the house/pocket stitch lit  I also adhere roof to the top of the diecut. Before adding the door cut another piece of cardstock slightly larger than the door and adhere behind the door before adding to the house/pocket. Also add a sequin and a glossy dot to the door.

I cut another house/pocket but cut sides down so it will fit into the pocket. I adhered the chimney diecut to the pull out and cut and add a patterned cardstock mat to pull out. 

Next I cut a Book Plate and Book Plate Frame Diecuts from patterned cardstock and adhered the frame on top of the book plate. I snapped together the words “For” and “You” from the Max Stamp Pegz Letter Set and inked with Leather Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. I cut out each letter and adhere to the book plate.

I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Frog Ink and added water. I laid one leaf sprig  from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. and removed and let dry.

I inked the leaf sprig completely with Top Boss Clear Embossing Pad and applied Opalescent Embossing Powder to the whole leaf sprig and set with heat tool.

I punched two different size circles from a piece of patterned cardstock and adhere the smaller circle on top of the larger circle. I cut two medium flowers and one small flower from Crinoline fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. I applied a dot of adhesive in the center of both medium flowers and placed one of the flowers on top of the other flower and pinched both flowers in the center and shape.

I inked the glass tray with  Pink Chalk Ink, add water and cover the small flower with ink mixture. Once dry I added a mini gem to the center of the flower and adhere to the center of the larger flower and glued the flower and leaf sprig to the circle tag. I created a bow with cording and adhere underneath the flower on the circle tag. I punched a hole at the end of the book plate, circle punch and the top of the house pocket and added cording to the book plate and circle and tie to the top of the of the house pocket.

The last step to completing the gift card holder I cut two Bookmark Diecuts from patterned cardstock, put together according to directions  and added to pull out. This will hold the gift card in place. There you have it! You can change the theme of the gift card holder to a gingerbread house, beach house, haunted house, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #360-#361

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Flowers and Lace

Hi everyone! I created this card for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected so I thought why not share? 🙂 The base of the card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and I embossed with the Floral Tapestry embossing folder and crumpled the edges of a 2″ x 5 1/2″  of cardstock. I also lightly inked the edges and over the embossed image with gold ink.

From the vellum I cut an Ornate Frame Diecut and glued it off center of the 2 inch strip of cardstock and I also added three paper banners and a bit of trim on top of the ornate frame diecut. I cut a 2 inch piece of vintage lace and gathered it in the center and tied off to create a bow. Next I made bows in cording and gold metallic thread and glued it along with the lace bow to the vellum diecut. I then layered two cream colored flowers, added leaves I had in my stash, button, Dew Drops and to two pearlized pins to finish off the frame.

I printed from the computer the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment, inked the edges and adhered to the upper corner of the card. The card still looked “off balance” to me so I added a bit of lace, button and dew drops to the bottom corner to finally finish off this card. 
The bright side of this card not being selected for the magazine call is I now have a card ready to give when Mother’s Day rolls around. 🙂
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Hi everyone! I wanted to share this card I created using the Sizzix Card, Retro Camera diecut that I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance for only $7.49. LOVE deals like this! I ran a piece of Brown on Brown Glitter Cardstock through my diecut machine. I also embossed at the fold of the card using the Tim Holtz Texture Fades Dot-Matrix embossing folder. I had decided I was going to go steampunk with this camera. So next I cut the “zipper teeth” off of a piece of zipper which I adhered to card. I cut a small piece of vellum which I inked and then glued to the inside of the card to created the view window and added two 7 Gypsies Dome Studs for the button.

I started with Sprightly Sprockets gear diecuts and before I adhered them to the top of the card I spritzed some with Tattered Angels Verdigris Glimmer Mist and let dry. I also added some Tim Holtz gears, a gold sequin and a brown dew drop.

I also used a bottle cap as part of the lens too.

I added the “moments” coin to the flash and finished off with a dew drop. Later I think I will try to create a mini album with this camera diecut. 🙂 If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!