You’re The Cherry On Top

Hello hello hello everyone! August is here already… can you believe that??? But for me, this new month means a new journey, new page to write every day. I hope you all also can find a way to enjoy the blessing every day.

Today, I have a new card to share with you all… August is still a good month to enjoy some ice cream, right?

I made this quick and easy card using the stamp set, dies sets and pattern paper from Dare 2B Artzy: Turtley Awesome Stamp Set, Ice Cream Social Collection Variety Paper Pack, Rectangle Framelits Dies, and Rectangle Fancy Framelits Dies.

I use 80lbs white cardstock to make the top fold card base. For the background, I cut out one of the patterned papers with the Rectangle Framelits Dies and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive.

Next, I stamped the images and sentiment on a white cardstock and then I colored them with alcohol makers. After that, I cut it with one of the Rectangle Framelits Dies. I adde it on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

This month challenge theme at Dare 2B Artzy Blog is Anything Goes. You can play along by creating new project, and it is open for you to use any supplies you have. But, when you feature D2BA products on your project, you will get second entry! You can link up to 3 projects (direct link to your project) for chances to win the $15 gift certificate to D2BA Store!!! So… what are you waiting for? It is your turn now and we cannot wait to see what you create!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!

Roses, Lemons and Lemonade In Cards

Hello everyone… Today, I wanna share these cards inspired by roses, lemons and lemonade that I made using the fresh, new digital stamp sets and digital paper pack.

The first card is a mini slimline card. It is 3 1/4 inch x 6 inch card size. The flower bouquet and sentiment are from the Roses For Days Mega Digital Stamp Set.

I printed the flower bouquet and sentiment on a white cardstock with inkjet printer. I fussy cut the flower with scissors. I left it uncolor and simply added gold splatters on it with Finatec Gold watercolor paint and fan brush. I dried the image with craft heat gun.

For the sentiment, I trimmed it into a label with paper trimmer, and then added some shadow around the edges using foam brush and Catherine Pooler Ink Pad.

I added both flower and sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape. To embellish the card, I added some gold sequins with dries-clear adhesive glue.

On the second card, I mix and match the patterned papers on the background.

I printed the potted flowers and sentiment from this Roses & Lemons Digital Stamp Bundle using my inkjet printer a day before to let it dried over night.

To make sure no bleed through, I dried the image again with craft heat gun before I colored it. I colored it using the Arteza Everblend Art Markers. After that, I added some white paint splatters on it. I dried the image again with craft heat gun.

I fussy cut the colored image and sentiment with micro-tip scissors. I added them on the card with some 3D foam tape.

And my third card is a clean and simple card that is quite easy to make. I printed the polka dot patterned digital paper and then cut it with pierced rectangle dies. I added on the card with permanent adhesive.

Just like the previous digital stamp images above, I printed this image and sentiment a day before. They are from the Fresh Lemonade Digital Stamp Bundle.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. And then I fussy cut both image and sentiment with scissors, too. I added the image on the card with 3D foam tape and the sentiment on top of the image with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Here are the patterned papers I used on all my cards. Aren’t this Pink Lemonade Digital Paper Pack gorgeous??? I printed 4 patterns on a 8.5 x 11 white cardstock with inkjet printer and trimmed them with paper trimmer to use on the cards.

You also find Gracie’s designs at Unity Stamp Company in form of rubber stamps and papers pad.

I hope these cards give you fresh ideas today. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Dare 2B Artzy | Christmas In July

Hello every one! I never known about Christmas in July until I got into the crafting community. It has been fun and I got early inspirations to prepare for up coming Christmas. Today, I would like to share couple Christmas card ideas with you all.

The first couple cards are white-on-white mini slimline Christmas cards. This style is super quick and easy to make, especially when you want to mass-produce Christmas cards in one day. The mini slimline card base dimension is 6 inch X 3 1/4 inch. For the card bases, I like to use heavy-weight white cardstock 110 lbs.

To make these slimline mini cards, all you need are Slimline Snowflake Dies, Mini Christmas Die, white cardstocks, and white glitter cardstocks for extra shine on the cards. I use dries-clear adhesive glue to add all the pieces on the card. I shared these mini slimline Christmas cards on Dare 2B Artzy blog.

Here is another mini slimline Christmas card. I shared this Reindeer Happy Holidays card at Dare 2B Artzy blog.

I made this card using the Reindeer Games Stamp Set, Reindeer Games Dies, Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies, and Snow Much Fun Paper Collection Variety Pack.

I hope these Christmas cards give ideas to create. There is no such thing too early for starting to make Christmas cards. Also… You can link up your Christmas card at D2BA July challenge for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the D2BA Store!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Sending Paper Hugs

We all know that it has been hard times for all of us and we cannot give physical hug to each other yet. But, we can send each other paper hugs through handmade cards.

I am grateful that I could get back to do projects slowly in my craft room after my surgeries. I got to spend time this week to color and make this card.

I used new Olive Branch Digital Stamp Bundle and the new Olive Branch Digital Paper Pack. They are beautiful match sets for any occasions cards, especially encouraging cards.

I printed the image and sentiment on 80 lbs white smooth Neenah white cardstock with inkjet printer the day before I colored it. The image was dried overnight. If you print the image and want to color it right away, make sure to dry the ink with craft heat gun first to avoid smearing while coloring.

I colored the image with Arteza Everblend Art Markers. I added some white paint splatters on it and then I dried the colored image with craft heat gun and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I cut the sentiment with one of the label die from Dare 2B Artzy Slim Mini Wavy Layers Die Set.

I printed one of these beautiful digital patterned papers on a white cardstock with inkjet. I trimmed it into 4 inch x 5.5 inch. I added the patterned paper on the top fold card white card with permanent EZ Grand runner adhesive.

After that, I added the colored image and sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam adhesive.

You also find Gracie’s designs at Unity Stamp Company in form of rubber stamps and papers pad.

Let’s encourage and give each other hugs with our handmade cards. I hope you can feel my hugs today… Thank you for stopping by my blog today…

STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebration

Hello everyone!!! Today, I am joining the STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebration with these two cards. And…you are invited to join the celebration, too.

There are 3 fun ways to celebrate this special day with us!!! The fun starts at STAMPlorations Blog where you will see more inspiration and more detail about how you can join this 8th Birthday Celebration.

There are Three (3) New Birthday Bundles released. On my two cards today, I used the Birthday Bundle #2 consists:

  1. Blossom Sprays #5 4×6 stamp set
  2. See the Good 3×5 stamp set
  3. Design Blox Template #6 – 6×10, 10mil
  4. Art Border #2 CUTplorations thin metal die

My first card, I did stamping with multiple colors dye ink pads (rainbow colors) and I sprayed it lightly with water and stamped it on a watercolor paper to get the watercolor look on the image without using watercolor paint.

After stamping, I dried stamped image with craft heater and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors and I added on the card with 3D foam tape.

I cut out a back-adhesive black cardstock using the border die to create the border on the background.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock, and I also fussy cut it with scissors. I added on the card with 3D foam tape and permanent adhesive.

I embellished the card with some of the Sunshine Yellow – ShakerBlends.

On my second card, I used the stamping with stencil technique to create that background. I trimmed it to fit the on too of the front A2 card. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I stamped the flower on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad and I dried the ink. After that, I colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush.

After that, I dried it with craft heater and cut it with one of the Manila Tags Nesting Dies. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Nocturne ink pad and then I trimmed it. For the mat, I cut a black cardstock about 1/4” bigger than the sentiment label. I used my edge distresser tool to distress the edges. If you do not have this tool, you can use scissors to distress the edges.

I added the sentiment label on top of the black mat with permanent adhesive glue, and then I added the whole sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s all my cards for this STAMPlorations celebration. I hope these inspire you to create today. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!