Hello! I have a couple of Mother's Day cards to share today. I had a whole bunch of these Birdie Brown elephants colored up so thought I'd better get them onto some cards.
And I got to use my Minc machine and do some foiling for the sentiments. Overall, I think the Minc machine is not always a 100%. Sometimes I'll have to just toss the sentiment cause the foil will be spotty in some areas. I'm not sure if it's the brand of foil that makes a difference or not. I've used both Deco foil and Heidi Swapp's foil and both will be spotty at times. And maybe sometimes I like things to be perfect and maybe people won't scrutinize things the way I do and hold them up to the light and stare and look for imperfections. But I think some people are just like me and will do exactly that. I also do this with cardstock! Especially white cardstock. Before printing something I'll have to make sure the cardstock does not have any spots! Cause some do and then you'll print and it'll land on the image's face or something or someplace that is so obvious. Drives me absolutely crazy. Haha.
I made up this sentiment on the computer using a pretty brush style font. I foiled it in a turquoise color from Deco foil. Elephant puns are just as fun as bear puns.
You can see the foil a bit better in this darker photo. When the foil works, it looks great!
This is another version of the card but using a pink color foil.
Hello! Today I have a series of cards to share which I think are super cute and funny too. I love Birdie Brown's stamp sets available at MFT and the cards today uses the behind images of the cat, dog & pig found in Cool Cat, Lucky Dog and Hog Heaven.
I had a couple of ideas for the design of this card but I felt the sentiment called for multiple images of the animal's behind. I just couldn't let there be one image and the sentiment have plural Butts. I know that is weird of me but things like that drive me a little crazy. I won't get into how people misuse plural and possessive s though. That really drives me crazy. Anyway, so then I thought this would be a cute way to stamp multiple images over the card. I created the sentiment on the front using an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn.
This is the sentiment on the inside which comes in the Cool Cat stamp set.
Here is the dog version. These cards took a lot of time to color!
Hi! The Greeting Farm had their Customer Challenge & Chit Chat Night "A Night at the Bookstore" and introduced a few challenges. I have to say chatting was too fast for me and I couldn't really keep up. It was still early here, and I had to pick up the kids from school and activities and make dinner and eat and so I guess the timing didn't really work out with our schedule. You can check out the challenge details on the SCS forum HERE. I made this card for Favorite Child's Book category. It is based on the Mo Willems book Knuffle Bunny. It's one of my kids' favorites and it's such a cute story. We actually love reading Mo Willems' books especially his Elephant and Piggie series. Those books are hilarious! This challenge also made me realize that I haven't read many books recently except kids' books. I used to love reading but just haven't given it much time lately. Anyway, here is my card.
Hi! It's been a while since I participated in one of PTI's blog hop challenges. But I had to play along this month. Not only did I place an order on release night but I also got my goodies in about a week! So I had some time to play around with my new stamps and dies. Hehe. Below is the inspiration photo.
I love the Christmas theme and the colors too so I went with that.
When I saw the newly released penguin stamp and die, I had to get them. So cute!! I thought this penguin would make a cute spinner card too. Similar to the froggy one I made HERE. I also used PTI's In the Meadow dies. I used the die itself and my hobby blade to cut along the curved edge to create the little cut out for the penguin to slide. I did that twice leaving a quarter inch space between them.
I layered the penguin with PTI's coasters.
I added a tiny bell to his hat.
He slides down. The jingle all the way sentiment is from Tiny Treats Xmas. Just traced the space with a pencil and curv…