Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Hi friends,
I'm back to share some graduation cards.
Here's the first:
I've created this type of card before because it comes together pretty quickly. The "congrats" die is from Taylored Expressions. It opens to reveal the white shirt inside which is where you'd write a message. (You can find a link to a tutorial on how to make this card at the end of this post.)

Here's card #2:
I used Blueprints 28 (My Favorite Things) to create a Peek-a-Boo Lift up flap Shaker card.

I also used By the Numbers Dienamics (MFT) and the Congrats die (Taylored Expressions).

Lift the flap to reveal the shaker:
 I added a strip of the Graduation Border (Taylored Expressions) and added some graduation confetti.

Card #3:
This uses my school colors. I used the Graduation Border again (TE) and only adhered the strip so that the graduates popped off the page a bit.

Here's another peek:
Here's the innie:
The congratulations die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Here are a few of the envelopes I decorated:
I used the Calli Letters stamp set (Mama Elephant) for the names. I really like how they look & it was quite easy to do! I added the Twine & Bows dies (Pretty Pink Posh) to add a finishing touch.

If you're interested in the tute for the first graduation card, you can find it ---> HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Have a great week!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thank You, from your teacher

Hi there friends,
It's the last week of school for me so needless to say, I've been a busy little teacher! I have a few students who I wanted to give a little gift for all-around awesomeness *Ü*

I created 16 gift card holders in all--- 12 for In-N-Out and 4 for Starbucks. So, with so many to make (all in only a couple of days) I must have kept them CAS, right? Well... you decide...

Here's the Starbucks gift card design:
 I used the Cool Cup Dienamics and Stay Cool stamp set (My Favorite Things). I die cut the Frappuccino cup out of acetate and used my Adirondack Alcohol Inks to add the color. I love how that gives it translucency! I stamped the sentiment (which reads, "You Are Sweet") with Olive Green Staz-On ink. I used a Starbucks stamp I bought while in Las Vegas years ago, to create the custom pattern paper.

Here's the innie:
 and a pic of all four:
 I thought these came out pretty cool! *Ü*

Next are the ones I created for the In-N-Out gift cards:
I used the Fast Food Set Sizzlits (Sizzix) for the burger and fries. I thought it would take me too long to die cut each part from colored cardstock so to make life a bit easier, I used my Copics to do some quick coloring. I used Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw Distress inks on the fries. I also added some Glossy Accents to the burger to give it the look of juiciness *Ü*

Here's a closer peek:
The gingham paper I created with the Gingham Backdrops stamp (Lawn Fawn). The "Thanks" die cut is from the Sentimental Ellements Dies (Avery Elle). I think you'll be delighted to know I used my MISTI a lot--- I mean A LOT to create these. I was sooooo glad to have it! Yes, you were all right...

 and the innie:
 Here's a bunch:

And the finishing touch on the back:
This is how I personalize all of my cards. I bought & created this custom stamp through expressionery.com, in case you wanted to create your own for your handcrafted creations *Ü*

I also had a few Graduation cards to make which I'll be sharing soon. I thought this was plenty for one post, lol.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Until next time, friends...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi friends,
Happy Mother's Day to all! Just popping in to share the Mother's Day card I created for my Grammy from the boys and I.
Here it is:
I used the Mom + Me stamp set and coordinating dies (lawn Fawn). I colored the grandma owl and baby owl with Copics. I decided to take some of the sentiments and have them be reasons why Grandmas are the BEST! I went with this look because my Grammy is just heavenly! *Ü* especially her cooking!!! The background was ink blended with Distress Inks. The clouds are from the Clouds Dienamics (My Favorite Things). Last I scattered some holographic stars in the sky.

I am a couple of weeks away from closing out another year at Hogwarts so it's been a very busy time! I am going to be missing from the blog-o for a while, but I'm not teaching summer school, so I'll have extra crafty time on my hands *Ü*

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time...
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