Squeeze the Day!

Hi friends! Today is my 17 year wedding anniversary! Isn’t it funny how time flies? My hubby and I have the entire day to spend together and I am so thankful. Some days are ideal  and on other days we have to make the most of the time we have and try to Squeeze the best out of the day we are given.

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I really liked this sentiment: “When life gives you lemons…Squeeze the day” because it is a good motto I think. It’s also nice if you like to decorate the inside and outside of a card.

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Watch the video to see how I made this card!

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Squeeze the day, don’t hoard the washi tape and make the most from what you have! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and til next time happy crafting!

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Sending “Mice” Wishes!

Hi friends! Oh I do love a good stamp pun, don’t you?

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I have to admit I am usually not a big user of cute stamps but I have loved the House Mouse stamps since my friend Tracey introduced me to them years ago, I stamped out a few of hers to color and I was hooked. Before you knew it I had my local stamp store (sadly, no longer in business) special ordering me stamps and one time I hit the mother lode at a yard sale and bought a bunch. Until recently you could only get House Mouse stamps mounted on wood, I have a lot of those and while they are beautiful sitting on my shelf they could be tricky to stamp because they were so detailed. I love that most of their designs are available in unmounted rubber now (and some even in clear sets with sentiments!) because I get the detail of the rubber but I can put them on my curved block (I am using a Mega Mount in my video but the Rock-a-blocks also work well and are much cheaper) and get a perfect impression every time. I have to say I wasted a lot of paper stamping those old wood mounted ones. Tip, if you have the wood mounted House Mouse Stamps you will get a great impression if you lay the stamp rubber side up on your table, ink it up and lay your trimmed cardstock on the rubber and rub the back of the paper. I had to mention that because I have lots of the wood mounted ones and they are too pretty to unmount LOL! Don’t you dare call Hoarders on me!

I will also share some fun coloring tips and tricks in today’s video!


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Tips:

  1. Use a curved block for better detail (I used the Mega Mount from Impression Obsession, Rock-a-Blocks from Crafters Companion are also good)
  2. I used a thin strip of wood from a hand plane to stamp my sentiment on.
  3. Experiment layering your coloring media for rich colors!

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I hope you learned some cool tips and tricks that you can use on your next card! Please note that links to Hallmark Scrapbook are affiliate links and I earn a small percentage of sales made through the links, you do not pay more by clicking through the links but you help support these free video tutorials. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today and tl next time happy crafting!

Just a quick Summer card!

Howdy! I spent the day at the beach today, it was looking pretty sketchy this morning but it turned out to be a glorious 85 degree sunny day! I have to stock up on enough vitamin D to get me through the long Maine winter dont’cha know. I made this card yesterday for the #lovesummerart YouTube collab and it was easy and fun using some new goodies from Simon Says Stamp:

Video!

Supplies:

Stitched Flourish Ribbon Die
My Sunshine Stamps
Happy Block Greetings Stamps
Inks: High Dive, Sunkist, Sunflower
Envelope board
White cardstock
Glue
Pattern paper for envelope and card liner
Spray ink
Blending tool: Color duster

I hope this inspires you to make a quick, fun summery card or at least spend a day at the beach Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

 

Try something new: a gatefold easel card! {video tutorial}

Happy Monday folks! I saw a really pretty card on a blog the other day (I’m so sorry I cannot find the card I saw, I went hunting for it again, so if you recently posted a pretty gatefold easel card on your blog leave me a link so I can check it out!)  I couldn’t get the lovely card off my mind so I decided to try to make one and came up with this. I used Lily digistamp from my Pretty Posies Digital stamp set for the center panel. By the way, Everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 36% off through Wednesday! It’s my birthday sale! Anywhoo…on to the card:

 

Here it is closed:

 

Remove the band and open the flaps:

 

And pop up the easel, fun huh?

 

Do you know what else? It is really easy to make too, check out my video:

Here is the cutting, scoring template:

 

I tried to find out who originally came up with this idea and saw many more lovely cards (not the one that first inspired me tho!) so if you know who came up with this idea please leave a comment so I can credit them:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

PS don’t forget to check out the Birthday sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, 36% off everything in the shop…can you guess how old I am turning LOL?!?

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