Friday, March 31, 2017

new pretty star confetti

Hi everyone!  Just popping in quick to share some pretty stars I listed in the shop.  These are the regular, more chunky/thicker cut confetti/glitter.  Good for those shaker cards when you want a bit more weight to shake around.  But I like the thinner ones for shakers too just cause they are less bulky.  Sometimes I put the thinner cut confetti in those clear plastic bags and use those instead of using the dimensional tape all under the card.  So then my shaker cards end up kind of thin.  Maybe it's hard to visual and some day I'll share some photos.





 So just real quick I now have blue, pink, purple, white and yellow in the 3mm size.

And I also added this really nice gold hollow stars and stars mix.  I love these!  So happy at the quality of these.

Okay, thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

you're one smart cookie!

Hello!  So recently I sold a card that I made last year.  It was the little MFT flying pig with reach for the stars sentiment.  I loved that card!  And even though it took a bit of a while to sell, probably cause I listed during Christmas season instead of graduation season, I didn't mind since I loved looking at it.  When it did sell, I was kind of sad to see it go.  Hopefully the buyer enjoys it too.

Today, I have another graduation card, two cards actually but they are variations of each other so basically almost the same.

It features the cute and smart cookie from Lawn Fawn's Smart Cookie set.  I think this would be nice for preschool or kindergarten graduations but still pretty fun for the bigger kids too.  The congratulations sentiment is made from an MFT die.  It's kind of funny that I didn't really know what color I wanted to make the congratulations.  I went back and forth from black to red and when I got to my table, I saw the leftover gray cardstock and used that instead. 

Here's the second one.  The glasses and eyes on the cookies are different.  I stamped the red sentiment using my Precision Press!  I like it a lot. 

I also used my Xyron sticker maker to make it easier to adhere the gray sentiment onto my card.  I don't necessarily use the sticker maker to make stickers out of pieces that are already cut because like other people (reviewers) have mentioned, there is always some adhesive that sticks to the outside.  And then I spend a lot of time trying to get the stickiness off.  Usually I use some temporary tape to get that off.  But the sticker maker is really great for intricate dies.  I run my cardstock that I want to cut the die from and so the whole piece has adhesive and then I take my die and cut the cardstock.  There's really no mess or extra adhesive on the side when cutting like this.  And it saves me so much time instead of trying to place little dots of glue.  So for the cards above, the gray sentiment was just a big sticker and so easy to apply.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

sealed with a kiss

Hello again!  I had more time to make some cards the past couple days.  I made another box card like the one I shared a couple days ago.

This card features the cute seals from Lawn Fawn's Sealed with a Kiss.  I got this set last year when I purchased $35 worth of product from Lawn Fawn.  I actually bought stuff just to get this stamp set!  It's so cute!  I love the seal kissing the other seal and the pun is so fun.

Here's the box kind of folded flat.  The seals kind of peek through.

Recently I bought WRMK's Precision Press when it was on sale at Scrapbook.com.  I used it to stamp the sentiment on this box card.  It was easy to use and I got to double stamp the sentiment to make it darker.  I've used it on other projects recently too and it's such a good choice if you're looking for something like that especially if you're on a budget.  It's such an economical choice!

Thank you for stopping by today!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

you octopi my heart

Hello!  Happy Spring!  Well, so much for blogging more regularly.  But I actually have not been making many cards.  I have a lot of images colored up but they are not finding their way onto cards!  Hopefully soon though.  I would like to have a day just to make cards and not have to worry about chores or meals.  Cooking takes a lot of time, doesn't it?  I would love if someone prepared our meals and then cleaned up too.  Wishful thinking, dreaming on my part.

Today, I have this fun box card to share.  It's made from the box card die by Lawn Fawn.  The die comes with everything you'd need to finish up this card.  I love all the details.  It's definitely a fun card.  I used Lawn Fawn's Octopi My Heart stamp set as the focal point of this box.  They are actually holding "hands" if you look closely. 

Here's how it looks folded flat.  I love that Lawn Fawn sized it to fit a regular A2 envelope.  So smart!

Hoping I can share more soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by.