Cards

Funny Ha Ha… Coffee and Donuts Anyone?

Can you guess what the challenge was this week at Crazy 4 Challenges? Yep, make a funny card or project! I hadn’t used the Tim Holtz Snarky Stickers from the November Simon Says Stamp kit so I chose one that worked with some stamps I have.

c4c 19 funny coffee

Some of the stickers will be hard to come up with images to use with them but this one was easy! I used the Hot Cocoa die set from My Favorite Things and the donut dies from Reverse Confetti. I paper pieced both with paper from Prima. I love using such pretty papers. I’ve been drawn to more clean and simple cards lately, not sure why. But I will always come back to my signature Simple Shabby style eventually!

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I added a tiny bit of Vintage Photo to the edges of the die cuts just to give them a little definition. It helped them stand out from the patterned background. I thought using the cork pattern for the donut was really fun! The heart ‘sprinkles’ were cut from white cardstock I coated with a gold paint pen. I didn’t this time but I do save my scraps of fancy mirror or metallic cardstocks to use for tiny die cuts like these.

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The border was cut from another sheet of patterned paper which worked perfectly here. I also made a ‘table’ of sorts for the mug and donut by sponging some grey ink on one side of a mask made from post it tape. Then I added a few sequins to finish it off. The one in the lower right corner that looks too pink is actually blush but the iridescence makes it look brighter than it really is. I love this sentiment! I don’t actually drink coffee but I think I could substitute my morning OJ! Please join us at C4C for this awesome challenge. I love seeing what you create!

Enjoy, Rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

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Punny Get Well Card

I am always searching for good get well sets that can be used for teenaged or adult guys. For ladies, a nice floral card will always work but not so much for guys. Yeah, you can always use an outdoor theme like a light house or trees but those seem too serious for me which isn’t always needed. So I was super excited to find this great set with some very funny sayings by Hampton Arts!

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In case you can’t read it, the type is pretty small, the sentiment says “Hope you’ll soon be fully re-covered!” Those hospital gowns are the worst aren’t they? I stamped the image with Archival ink on watercolour paper and used my professional watercolour paints (various manufacturers) to paint him. I added some stubble with a very tiny Micron pen. If you look closely, you’ll see that he has a tan line on his butt and his legs. Too many hours on that riding mover wearing only shorts! Can’t you just see him on a mower with a beer in one hand?? The painting looks a bit washed out but when I tried to edit it, the cardstock colours became too strong.

I used a colour combo from a challenge blog but I’m sure the entry is now closed. The layout was the result of finding a gatefold card in my scraps bag when I was looking for a half sheet for the card base. So I figured, why not? The medication die cuts are by Marianne. I used a Frantic Stamper die to make the little half circle tab to help keep my card closed. But I just realized now that since I’m not used to making gatefold cards, there is the distinct possibility that I glued the pill bottle to the card as well as to the main panel which will of course mean it’s glued shut! ARGH!!! {I’m actually laughing at myself right now!!}

Enjoy, Rebecca

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Farm Critter Stack Card

I have had this stamp for several years; isn’t it hilarious? I often use it with friendship sentiments, I mean, you have GOT to be a GOOD friend to be the guy on the bottom! This is also for Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Challenge. I haven’t found the money yet to buy any stamps YET but I hope to soon. They have a great sense of humour so I hope they appreciate this card!

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I coloured this with Copics, no picture but I wrote down the colour numbers. E04, 31, 33, 35, 49 W1, 3, 5 YR4, 16, 21, 23, 38, R37, 59, 81, 83 Background BG10 B12 YG67 G21. I used the airbrush with a hand cut cloud template to do the sky. The grass tufts are hand drawn but I wasn’t stuck on the way the ones in the bottom right looked so I stuck the button over top. The twine is wavy because it is really a three strand jute cord pulled apart into its individual strands because it was too thick otherwise.

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This was a really fun sketch. I’m not sure how much time there is to play because it was posted last Tuesday but I know I am going to keep it in my files to use again. OH and I forget to add, yes, I drew in the chicken footprints!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamp:
Long forgotten-sorry! It’s a great company too!
Ink: memento black, Distress inks: Vintage paper, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick
Paper: DP Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie and Jack’s World, chocolate, caramel CS-SU!, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: button-PTI, button hemp twine-SU!, twine-CDS, lady bug bead and wire for antennae-stash, chocolate marker-SU!

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Lollipop Holders

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lollipop holders boySomeone in blog land, sorry, I forget who, made adorable little pouches for pixie  sticks and decorated them for their child’s class. I thought they were very cute but decided that with a little alteration, they could be  made shorter and wider for the average lollipop and I managed to even get 8 per sheet of CS! Bonus! I made some of these for my craft show and I will use some to send treats in my son’s lunch every so often too.

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I can send the template to anyone who needs it but basically you have to cut your CS into half then half again. Each quarter sheet, 4.25 x 5.5” will give you two lollipop holders. Each lollipop holder is made from an L shape. They measure 4 1/4” high, 1 3/4” wide with the folded over section measuring 1 3/4 x 2 1/8” with an additional 3/8” folded over to the back. If you draw that on a quarter sheet of CS, you will see the basic shape and how two nest together. Use strong adhesive to adhere these at the back.

I decorated mine with those cute little images and matching punny sentiments. I made sure they would fit inside a 1 1/4” punch for speed but the scalloped circle was done with my Cuttlebug as I don’t have a scalloped circle punch. Of course, when you aren’t making 60 of them, you can decorate them much more interestingly. I think some ribbon would be nice!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
PTI
Paper: white, red, green, blue, blush CS-SU!, Girl DP-Basic Grey, Boy DP-Nana’s Kids, white punched paper-Taylored Expressions
Ink: memento black
Accessories: circle nesties, Copics

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Back in 5

This saying is too funny! I just had to use this on a card. I love this paper pack-Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend though I don’t really get the name. When I look at these papers I don’t think of a boyfriend. Maybe if I was 15 (when no teenager should be dating IMHO). Like I’d ever get that wish!!

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I had fun covering this arrow in some of the paper. I remember using an answer key like this. Remember at the top, ‘Fill in the whole circle. Do not use a checkmark or an X. Use HB pencil.’ In fact, I think I used these in college for formal exams.

So what is your happy place? Mine, when I was in labour, was on the back of my favourite horse, on a trail ride, moseying along with sun light filtering through the trees. Oh, and since it is a happy place, there are no bugs!!! or spider webs across the trail!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
CC Boyfriend papers, real red CS-SU!
Accessories: twill and arrow-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow