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Baby Girl Card–Pinterest and PTI Inspired

Today, well, technically yesterday, Nichole challenged us to use Pinterest inspiration to make a card. The DT made their card and showed us their pinned inspiration. We needed to use their inspiration or something from Pinterest of our choice.

baby PTI pint insp

In case you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon, Pinterest is an online bulletin style inspiration board. Instead of bookmarks on your computer, you save the photos and the link to the origin is automatically saved. YOu can save under multiple categories to keep everything organized; it is awesome!!

Ashley

I used the stripes and monochromatic colour scheme, white with one other colour, from this photo.

Erin

I used the typography and one tilted letter from this photo.

Jessica

I used Jessica’s card layout and instead of embossing across the paper strips, I used stitching and buttons.

Sorry the photo sucks, I took another with more contrast in the background but my computer won’t read my camera card. For some weird reason, when I eject my camera card using the little ‘Remove Hardware Safely’ button, it ejects the whole program! When the computer is turned off first, it works fine next time. So I’ll replace the photo after hubby gets up and fixes it.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamp:
PTI Hanging Out
Ink: pink-SU!
Paper: Sweet blush CS-PTI, confetti white, pink CS-SU!
Accessories: silk ribbon-May Arts, Baker’s Twine, buttons-PTI, thread, cotton twine-Dollarama, flower button-SU!, alpha dies-Sizzix, foam dots-Jody Morrow

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Nautical Thanks

I was almost killed in a car accident last Friday. Some distracted moron drifted over the center line into my lane. Fortunately, I had a lane to my right so I swerved to avoid him and he continued drifting into that lane too! Took off my mirror! I was so worried I’d have to pay for it because he left the scene. But amazingly, another driver following behind the drifting moron followed him and so he finally returned! I was so grateful to the nice guy who followed and came back to be a witness that I made him this thank you card. I’m going to bake him something too.

nautical thanks justrite

It was hard to decide what type of card to make. I have car, travel, beach, robot, monster, office, nature, animal and a few other themed stamps appropriate for a guy. Other than knowing he is a teacher at my son’s school though, I have no idea what he likes. So I just went for this, I figured it was generic enough. I wish there was a guy equivalent to flowers for girls’; appropriate for anyone.

The knot tutorial came from Bar at Paper Pursuits, sorry I don’t have the link right now as it’s on my iPhone. It’s called a sailor’s knot so you can probably search her blog for it. I used the CPS sketch below. Click on it to link to the challenge.

CPSSketch150

Incidentally, the cops charged the guy who hit me and I didn’t have to pay the deductible because he was at fault. Whew! I was so scared and my 7 week old baby was with me. When the mirror was knocked off, it didn’t even make the van shake so we were OK. But I started shaking considering that if it weren’t for my quick swerving, we could easily be dead. It is so strange and scary to see a huge SUV heading straight for you!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
lighthouse-JustRite, sentiment-PTI (Out on a Limb Sentiments)
Ink: Memento black, night of navy, real red-SU!
Paper: white CS-X-Press It, saffron, night of navy, real red-SU!, DP-October Afternoon (Seaside)
Accessories: twine-May Arts, ribbon-SU!, oval Nesties, pinking shears, Copics YR31, Y21,23, B41, W00,1,3,5,7, C7, 100, R24,27,59, BG72,75, brads-stash, Sizzix embossing folder border, foam dots-Jody Morrow, square punch-SU! (end of banner)

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Back to School Cards

I can’t believe my little one is already in school. He’s only 4, still says his ‘L’s like ‘Y’s, as in yunch instead of lunch, and still seems like a baby in some ways. One of my favourite things he said was when he talked about the ‘yady in the yine’ at a store. So cute!

He was totally fine on the first day of school, so confident, never looked back! I did OK, I made it through the drop off, stayed to help the teacher with a kid who was practically hysterical after her mother left (the teacher was directing parents to their kid’s teachers so was busy) and made it to the car before I started to cry. Even then it wasn’t too bad. I think it is because he really isn’t my youngest child anymore. When the baby I’m pregnant with goes to school, that will be really hard.

Anyway, I made the kids each a card for the first day of school. I also made the older one a bookmark. Apparently I did OK, this one was a hit. Hard to make something cool for a 10 year old boy!

back to school 2011 Jameson

I cut apart the sentiment that said Hope your Birthday Rocks and removed the ‘birth’. Then I wrote in ‘first’ with and embossing ink pen. The embossing is a cool colour called Medieval Metals. It is a mix of gold, bronze, copper and silver. Very masculine. The star is made from a coaster cut with a Sizzix die which is also covered in the same EP. The main image is black embossed. I sure gave my heat gun a workout on this card.

back to school 2011 spencer

This card is for the little one. He doesn’t really care much about what I make him and he will probably trash it first chance he gets so I didn’t spend too much time on it. The image was coloured with Copics and raised up on foam dots. Except the little lines joining the balloon and basket. They were stamped on the background. I threaded the buttons with Divine Twine. The right one looks like plain white twine but it is really yellow twist.

back to school 2011 bookmark

I know, why on earth did I photograph a black bookmark on a black background? Even brunettes have blonde moments is my only excuse! I had placed the bookmark on the back of the matching card and just photographed it there. This time I used silver EP since the bookmark will usually not be near the card. I used the rock n roll technique for the coloured area on the guitar. The neck of the guitar was coloured with Copics and I darkened the middle with a Copic multiliner. It is a very simple design, just a folded over piece of CS, like a long, skinny card. Inside, on each side, are magnets to help the bookmark stay in the book.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
ROCK Card and Bookmark
Stamps:
Taylored Expressions
Ink: Versamark, not quite navy, banana, orange, red-SU!, embossing pen
Paper: black, white CS-SU!, DP-Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend
Accessories: foam dots- Jody Morrow, Sizzix die, coaster board, ticket corner punch-SU!, Copic R29, C5, Black, silver EP-SU!, Medieval Metals-Sweet Stamps, magnet tape-Michaels

BALLOON Card
Stamps:
Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento black
Paper: red CS-CDS, blue CS-SU!, white CS-X-Press It
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, EK Success punch, buttons-stash, Divine Twine, Copics (sorry, I forget the numbers especially since I rarely use these bright colours)

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Copic Journal

Ever since I got my first box of 72 Copic Ciaos over a year ago, I have been wanting, actually needing, to make a journal to record my favourite Copic combos, notes on what did not work etc. So today I got crackin’!

copic journal

I started with a half sheet of CS in each major colour family. I know Copic further subdivides it but I used pink, red/orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown to represent neutrals and blush for flesh colour combos. I then chose a paper from MME for the outside covers which were created with the chipboard from the back of a pack of paper. I wanted a bit of a border so I used 8 3/4 x 5 3/4” for both front and back. You can’t tell from this photo but the floral areas of the paper are covered in glitter, so pretty IRL! They are a combinations of a very soft rose and a very soft green. I wanted the letters to match so I chose a green paper from the same pack and covered the front of the letters with adhesive from my Xyron sticker maker. I added glue pen on the back, applied the letters to the journal and covered them with glitter.  I added the pearls and the ribbon-the outside was finished!

To bind it, I lines up the pages and punched them with my Rubicoil binding machine. Because of difference in the page sizes, I started with the cover, aligning the holes so they would be evenly spaced on each side. Then I punched the pages to match. When I create a book or journal, I always use a coil just a wee bit too long for the length of the book. That way, if I want to remove the coil, I can. It gets shorter every time you do this because you need to crimp the ends to prevent unwinding. When removing the coil, it is easiest to cut off the crimped end, rather than trying to straighten it to get it through the holes, and re-crimp after adding pages.

For the inside pages, I was going to design a lined sheet to glue on to the pages then I had a great idea. The sheets from the Papertrey notepads I just bought fit two across perfectly! It makes much more sense too for short notes like the ones I’ll be leaving.

copic journal inside

I left a bit more room on the right side because I was going to add tabs for each page. I am still toying with the idea. I love how Papertrey offers both white with grey lined paper and ivory with brown lines. Nice to have a choice. If I need to put an actual sample in, I will use a brad or an eyelet to make it look nicer.

 

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Ink:
chocolate chip (edging the paper)
Paper: pretty in pink, real red, saffron, olive, night of navy, eggplant, chocolate, blush CS-SU!, patterned paper-MME, pages from Papertrey list note pad
Accessories: brad-stash, pearls-Kaisercraft, white silk ribbon-May Arts, green, brown seam tape-MasterStroke, Sizzix Girls are Weird alphabet dies, Art Institute Glitter-sea shell

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Gift Box with Embossed Flowers

I know, you have seen a box similar to this lately! I cut out two from the same sheet of paper; talk about bang for your buck! I decorated this one with some sweet embossed flowers from a SU! die. Then I filled it with chocolates and gave it to my sister to give as a gift to a friend of hers. Sure, I could have given it to her but she is trying to watch her weight so no chocolate. Cute gift!

gift box pearls and flowers

My favourite part of this box is the punched lace strip. It is a new Martha Stewart punch called doily lace trim. I super love it. I can’t wait to use it more.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
Crate Paper
Accessories: MS punch, brads-Recollections, Bella baubles, Copic marker (dyed baubles), Antique linen Distress Ink, Oriental Trading Company Template

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Gift Card Holder/Gift Box for OCC Sketch Challenge and Verve Blog Party #5

This box was really fun to make. I was dubious about the accuracy of the template I was using only because scoring channels are REALLY wide. The set is made by Oriental Trading Company and I’ve had them for years, I just never got around to making any of them. Well, I marked the very center of the scoring channels and used my Scor-Pal. The template went together beautifully! I was so excited and I can’t wait to use more. This box is pretty small so it is perfect for a gift card or jewellery, DS game or other small gift.

gift box layered flowers

Click on the sketch to visit the challenge.

I know my ribbon is a bit hard to see, May Arts silk ribbon is a bit sheer when placed up against patterned paper; wish I’d remembered that beforehand. Oh well. I added pearls so you could see it better. The flowers were initially flat, the light pink center was part of/the middle of the darker pink flower. I very carefully cut it out. Then I scored the darker pink flower, now a ring only and accordion folded it. I cut the turquoise paper with a Purple Cows hand held cutter with a tiny wave blade. Not EASY! Then I scored and accordion folded it too. The light link circle was cupped using an embossing stylus and a piercing mat. I also curved the leaves using similar techniques.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
Crate Paper
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, Kaisercraft pearls, Sizzix swirl die, Oriental Trading Company template

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Cowboy Howdy for Whimsical Wednesdays!

I couldn’t decide what to do for this week’s challenge. I was sitting there stuck, Jameson decided to help me out. “Why don’t you use the Cowboy set mom?” Sure kiddo, good idea! I’d been making kid and baby cards all afternoon so continuing the theme seemed to work! Smart kid! Thanks Jameson.

cowboy howdy

I paper pieced this little Sherriff using cardstock and patterned paper. Oh, except the holster, it is pieced with faux suede ribbon! Fun huh? His face is coloured with Copics and the whole panel is flyspecked using a SU! colour spritzer. The stars were cut from a Sizzix die and I used DP rather than cardstock. so when I came up with the button holes idea, I was worried that when I tied the twine, it might cut through the paper. So I reinforced the back with chipboard, just between the holes.

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This fabulous sketch is from Nicky this week. I like where he put the sentiment panel! I hope you will all play this week’s sketch challenge. And don’t forget to post your creation using DDCS9 (not 09) and link back to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog so we can all see your work. Be sure to visit all of the DareDevils and see their FABULOUS cards. So much talent on this team!! I have no idea who is or isn’t playing yet because I am writing this Sunday night. I hope all is well with everyone and all can play.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
SU!
Ink: Memento black, frayed burlap Distress ink
Paper: caramel, cocoa, chocolate chip, burgundy, saffron CS-SU!, Granola DP-Basic Grey
Accessories: gold pen, Nestabilities label die, stars die-Sizzix, ticket corner punch, hemp twine, cocoa and chocolate markers-SU!, Copics

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***** WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!! *****

Yeah, it is finally here! I am going to keep this short because I know a few of you visiting here are going to blog hop all day! Two cards today, a great guy card BELOW, be sure to scroll down.

Card 1.
fanfold lace circle cardI used Weekend Sketch Challenge 99. The first card I saw made with this sketch used a full circle, hanging off the edge, instead of wsc99 just a partial circle. I am kinda a fan of going beyond the edges. Check out HERE. The lace was pre-pleated, I ran a basting thread along one edge and pulled it until the lace formed a circle, you can do this with unpleated lace and ribbon too. The sentiment is part of a SU! wheel, I unmounted it and cut apart the sentiments according to the directions HERE.

RECIPE
Ink:
chocolate chip-SU!, worn lipstick and antique linen Distress ink, old olive-SU!
Stamps: friendship wheel-SU!
Paper: unknown DP, Bazzil CS (dark brown), old olive CS-SU!
Accessories: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, swirl die-Sizzix, notebook punch-SU!, brad-stash, vintage lace-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow

Card 2.
youve got a friend in meI saw a really cute card yesterday with multiple circles sewn on to the card. Sorry, I don’t remember where. I took the idea and changed it just a wee bit, using fewer elements and changing them to stars. This is another sentiment from the Friendship wheel. Cute button isn’t it? Must be laser etched the work on it is so finely detailed.

I hope you will visit some more of my cards. Feel free to scroll down and if you really love a card, don’t forget to book mark that post, leave a comment and VISIT AGAIN!

Enjoy World Card Making Day! Rebecca

RECIPE
Ink:
chocolate chip, so saffron-SU!, vintage photo Distress ink
Stamps: Friendship wheel, Star wheel
Paper: really rust, kraft, chocolate chip CS, DSP-SU!
Accessories: hemp twine-Hemptique, tag die-Cuttlebug, star die-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, twine and button-stash, chocolate chip marker-SU!

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Rose Romance Card

Not much to say on this one. I sewed the lace in place to get the imperfect gathers. I used my bow easy to make the bow and I purposely left it as a ‘shabby chic’ bow (tails on opposite sides of the loops). The swirly die cuts are from a new Sizzlits die, I was  removed for DT appl very surprised to see the same one in the SU! catty because I thought they were exclusive dies! I cut them from moss CS and sponged them with old olive using Cut n Dry foam, my new favourite tool! Watch Jennifer McGuire videos and you will see what I mean! The rose is coloured with R20, 32, 59 and a bit of 00.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
SU!
Ink: olive-SU!, frayed burlap-Ranger, Memento cocoa
Paper: chocolate, moss CS-SU!, Porcelain-Basic Grey
Accessories: Porcelain brads-Basic Grey, Sizzlits scribbled swirl, Copics, Kaisercraft pearls, ribbon and lace-stash, foam sots-stash and Jody Morrow