The Stamps I Use

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A TGF SSSC Happy Birthday

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share the card I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday.


The image is one of the Super Secret Stamp Club stamps from The Greeting Farm. I do like this particular set of three stamps - the little skully on the hair bow is just too cute!

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Colonial White card stock base
  • patterned paper: Graphic 45 Couture
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm SSSC #10 - Sage. Coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E00, E01, E93, E04, E21, E27, E29, E25, E39, BG10, BG11, BG32, BG34, W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, Copic Spica Clear)
  • sentiment: Close To My Heart "Holiday Tags" (D1560), stamped in CTMH Lagoon Ink
  • ribbon from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
  • layout: Mojo Monday 384
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cut Above™ Thank You Card Kit Variations

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in to share a set of cards I made using the Cut Above™ Thank You Card Kit from Close To My Heart.

Here's a shot of the suggested card design and the contents of the card kit.





Of course, I like to play around with the kits, making my cards a little different. Sometimes I throw in a few extra bits and pieces.

Anyways, here are the cards that I came up with using the kit, an extra half sheet of black card stock and some black enamel stars.

This first card sticks fairly close to the original design - with the addition of some of those black enamel stars.



And here I went with a different orientation and scattering my stars about. I may have gotten a little carried away with the stars.



And then I started making birthday cards....


Added a little pop with some additional black card stock (and those stars!)




Here I decided to flip over the banner piece and use the plain side for something a little different.




Love this hostess rewards set! The derby, the glasses, the 'stache.






With Father's Day coming up, I thought it might be nice to make a couple of Dad's day cards.

One for a Dad....


And one for a brother.


Or they could be used for birthday cards as well, it's just a matter of the sentiment stamped or written on the inside.

card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

50 Rocks!

Hi folks,

Well it looks like my promise to myself to get into the craft room and stay on top of the card making has fallen by the wayside as I see the last time I posted a card was three weeks ago! I think a big stumbling block was the disaster area into which my craft room had transformed. It's usually pretty messy but I think I reached critical mass.

I did spend some time tidying up in there this week so that I could get my head into making this card that I had in mind for dearly beloved for his birthday.



I had to use this image on his card as his birthday present this year was a new guitar, though his was an electric not an acoustic like this one.

card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 inches, CTMH Black card stock base
  • patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co Reflections Fall
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Guitar Ian" coloured with copic markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, E50, YR31, YR21, Y23, YR24, E35, E23, E25, YR20, B91, B93, B95, W5, W6, W7, E06, E07)
  • sentiment: I used my Mason Row stackable inter-locking typewriter alphabet.
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals
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