Background was stamped with a faded script rubber stamp and distress ink. Little hearts were stamped and heat embossed with clear ZING! embossing powders.
The hearts are all stamped, and so is the "thinking of you" sentiment. I also stamped the polka dots and heat embossed them with ZING! clear embossing powder. Added a few embellishments and some detail with a white gel pen to finish it off.
Can you tell I'm having fun with my new Crop-A-Dile Corner Chompers? We went to the craft store the other day to pick up fabric for a different project I am working on and saw the corner chompers on sale. Kaiwi told me to go for it.
All four corners are rounded, and I rounded the two corners on the sentiment banner. The background was stamped and heat embossed. I cut a few flowers with my Cricut and finished it off with a button.
Birthday cards are the kind that I make most often. I never seem to have a big enough stash of them.
This one was fun to make. I found my background cardstock on sale so of course I had to pick it up. Most of the other papers I used came from my scrap bin. That's probably one reason I love making cards- they are fast, easy, and you don't have to use up all your paper. I did a little heat embossing on the bottom portion of the middle cardstock, and then rounded the bottom corners to finish it off.
I spent this past week visiting my friend Ruth and her family. Ruth just got a Cricut for Christmas, so we decided to have some fun with it.
We were picking up some scrap wood at the house that they are renovating when we came up with the idea for this project.
First we cut our blocks, and rounded the edges. Well, Ruth did. I took pictures.
Then we arranged them to see if we were happy with how they turned out.
Yup, we were.
Next, we painted them and let them dry. Then we used Ruth's Cricut to cut out letters and Modge Podged them on.
I just love how they turned out! Ruth and I now have a matching set :) We also spray painted the long board on the base with chalkboard paint. I plan to write our last name on it whenever I can find some chalk. I also think it would be really cute to add some bows or ribbon or something to a few of the blocks. I just might do that yet. Anyhow, it was just what my bare house needed!
For this card I used my Cricut to cut the scallops along the side. I embossed the images on the front with Versa Mark ink and white embossing powder, and did the same for the sentiment as well. I found some satin ribbon in my scraps that I used to add a bow.
And yet... another Valentine card.
The big red heart is a die cut that I completely heat embossed. First time every trying this technique. I just covered the surface of the heart with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed the red embossing powder. I love the texture it created. The little heart is embossed as well.
I stamped the polka dot background with some Tim Holtz distress ink, and then finished it off with some bits of scrap paper and, of course, a string bow.
I try to get a birthday card out to everyone in my family. In fact, I have been teased in the past for being the kind of person that stays home on a Friday night to update her birthday list (you know who you are). Its just one of those sacrifices I make for those I love. You are welcome.
The stamps I used for this one I found in the dollar bin. Can you tell I'm a dollar bin addict? I could spend $20 on things I find there and still feel like I got a good deal. Haha. Anyway, I embossed the background, added a few paper scraps, and slapped a bow on this one and called it a day.
I wonder who this birthday card will go to? :)
I know I've mentioned before that I don't make a lot of Valentine cards. Seems like this year though I just can't get enough! I found a cute little stamp set in the dollar bin that included two adorable little heart stamps that I have been having fun with.
I just recently bought some Versa Mark ink as well. Its a watermark ink that you can also emboss with. I LOVE this ink. Every time I use it I can't help but think, "where have you been all my life?".
Well, for this card I used my Versa Mark to stamp my hearts, and then heat embossed them. I also embossed the little "love" sentiment. Shout out to my sister for the Crop-a-Dile she gave me for my birthday! I used it to add an eyelet to the banner tag. And of course, I had to add a little string. Kaiwi teases me about putting string on EVERY card I make. I just think it looks cute, though.
Now I just need to decide who to send this to. Any volunteer recipients?
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