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Howdy friends! Today I have a cute set of cards using a couple new stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to share!

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Watch how easy it is to make them in today’s video!

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Supplies:

Directions:
1. Fold cardstock in half and die cut large scalloped heart to make card. Make sure to let the top of the heart hang over the fold so you get a connected card. Die cut another smaller scalloped heart from white cardstock and plain harts from patterned paper.

2. Stamp garden sentiments and peg stamps on white scalloped heart. Add brad if desired.

3. Apply washi tape to plain heart mat. and layer up elements and adhere to card base.

4. Use a fork to make a tiny bow and glue to card. Decorate inside of card with washi tape and leftover hearts.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Another Quick Card

This time it’s for a baby shower:

Stamps: About Art Accents, Cardstock: Bazzil, SU!, Ink: SU, other: Ribbon, twine, button, chalk

I use the baby carriage from Anita Louise Musette 3 Silhouettes Plate available for 50% off right now at About Art Accents, I love this plate, you get 16 silhouette-style red rubber stamps for only $12 and they are all so sweet, get yours before they are sold out!

Tip: To make a quick card chose a silhouette style stamp, since the stamp designs are solid you just stamp and go, no need to color, easy peasy!

The butterflies (…or are they moths?) are from the Cats plate from About Art Accents. You get 19 stamps (6 of which are butterflies) for $18, that’s 25% off!

This card qualifies for the followinf challenges: Annabelle Stamps (Ribbon), Caardvarks (embossing), By the cute and girly (old, new, borrowed, blue), City Crafter (button&bow), Creative Craft (ribbons and bows), Whoopsi Daisy (Ribbon&bows), Frosted Designs (buttons), KL Stampin& scrappin (shaped card), S2G (babies & blue), Marks Finest Papers (buttons and bows) and Gingersnap Creations (wings).

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Christmas Cuties!

Yes I know that it isn’t even Halloween yet but I thought I’d share a couple Christmas cards that were just published in Just Cards Holidays!

Stamps: House Mouse, Paper: K&Co, Other: Ribbon, slides, buttons

Stamps: House Mouse, Paper: K&co

Stamps: All Night Media, Paper: K&co, charm: Making Memories

I colored these with my trusty Bic Markits and Made the shaped cards with my Cricut, Accent Essentials Cartridge and design Studio software, easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Caardvarks challenge and a cute die from CC&M!

Good Monday morning to ya! My morning has been a bit weird as a strange dog followed me home when I took Hazel for her morning walk. The dog is so nice, an older yellow lab and he is currently camped out on my front porch (I will not let the dog inside, I will not let the dog inside…) Anyhow the totally funky-cool caardvark gals had a challenge to make a shaped card and since shaped cards are one of mt favorite things I made one for the challenge:

Die cuts: Creative Cuts and More, Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Staples and Punch: EK Success, Ribbon: dollar Tree

Die cuts: Creative Cuts and More, Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Staples and Punch: EK Success, Ribbon: dollar Tree

I use a the 11 1/2″ mini-scallop die from Creative Cuts and More (they are updating their website right now so if it isn’t right there it should be soon) and I cut it in half to make my card, an idea I ripped off from the talented Melissa who always has the cutest shaped cards on the block.

Here is a close up, I got the funky texture on the card by pressing wax paper over the shimmer spray and putting a book on top as it was drying.

Here is a close up, I got the funky texture on the card by pressing wax paper over the shimmer spray and putting a book on top as it was drying.

I embossed the flowery border stamp from The Rubber Cafe in light pink but it didn’t show up so I gave it a squirt of my red homemade shimmer spray to make it stand out. I punched out some flowers on the edge and glued the punch outs on the front of the card, BTW the card is made from Fairytale pink double mates cardstock do you can see the darker pink inside through the punch outs, it has a subtle texture to it but it stamps like a dream! Then I stamped and embossed a couple of Butterflies also from the rubber cafe and curled the wings a bit and adhered them with foam tape. I used my “hot glue pearls” for the center of the flowers and stapled on some ribbon. The little ribbon slide is from Creative Cuts too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday…the dog outside is howling…I’m still not letting him in even if he is sweet and cute…until next time happy crafting 😉

2Sketches4u and Fabulous Prizes & Freebies!

Have you heard of the 2sketches4u blog yet? Well it’s pretty cool, every week they post 2 card sketches for you to do and then they pick a winner and they get an awesome prize. This week the challenge is sponsored by Creative Cuts and More! The winner will get a $20 gift certificate to the shop and let me tell you $20 goes a long way in die cuts! I don’t often use sketches because I’m afraid that I either following the sketch too close (just copying) or I’m way off with my ‘devil-may-care’ cardmaking style…what is sketch etiquette anyway? But for fun I thought I’d try, It was fun, here are my attempts:

This is my attempt of sketch #1. The girl is from a free font called Pucca club, you can get a link to that and my free Cricut cutting flies below.

This is my attempt of sketch #1. The girl is from a free font called Pucca club, you can get a link to that and my free Cricut cutting flies below.

I did this for the second sketch. Again I used a cute Pucca girl for my focal point and a sentiment from Inque boutique (Perfectly Paisley set), dragonfly is from Cricut

I did this for the second sketch. Again I used a cute Pucca girl for my focal point and a sentiment from Inque boutique (Perfectly Paisley set), dragonfly is from Cricut

Why don’t you try too? It could win you $20 in free die cuts! Speaking of free I have some freebies to share. I made cutting files for the Kimono card:

Get the Kimono card SVG file here (I used this file for my card), you can cut this with your cricut using SCAL software.

Get a Design Studio version made with the George cartridge here, it’s a bit different but the same idea.

Download a printable template here, it’s my first time making a pdf file and I didn’t add any text so when you print it you may want to write “Kimono card template” on it so you will remember what the heck it is!

Do you like the cute little Asian girls on the card? Guess what, it’s not a stamp, it’s a free font called Pucca and you can snag it for free here. Grab the word document I made to print my images here (you must also download the font to view it)

I laid out a 2 sheets of the images in Word and printed on cardstock and colored them with Bic Mark its. Ink Jet Printer ink is water/dye based so I knew that I could use solvent based makers on them and the colors would not run. You could also use Sharpies, Copics or Prismacolor markers to color them but I love the inexpensive Mark Its! To get a Copic-like effect start with light colors first and add slightly darker colors to shade around the edges. Easy Peasy! I trimmed my “girls” with my creative Memories circle cutter.

The real stamps I used on the card are by Personal Stamp Exchange (Asian Images) and Inque Boutique/Darice (sentiment). The PSX stamps were some of the first clear stamp ever made and IMHO some of the best. That company is now out of business but I still use their stamps regularly!

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I hope you enjoyed the cards and the freebies and I do hope you chek out the 2sketches4u blog and play along too! Till next time happy crafting!

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