Grunge Gift

Next week is Mom’s “last chance” stamp camp (where she celebrates those sets that are retiring). My task was to make a teen card using Grunge Rock & Extreme Elements. But not just any card – a gift card for a graduate. Whew!

Now this isn’t overly “graduation” but it still qualifies 🙂

This is my first time doing grunge and thankfully it wasn’t too hard. I did place the melon splashes in their spots purposely. Also, I added a bit of turquoise to balance the ribbon bow.

To decide on the type of gift-card card to do, I did some searching – looking for a type that we hadn’t done yet, but that was also simple. Thankfully I ran across this card.

I ended up using the Rounded Tab and Word Window punches to make my opening.

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All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Grunge Rock, Extreme Elements, Delightful Dozen;
Colors: Turquoise, Pear, Daffodil, Melon, White, Basic Grey;
Other: Turquoise ribbon, Round Tab punch, Word Window punch;

Whimsical Wishes

A month or so ago I posted about a random-file picker that I was using to help me chose stamp sets. Well, apparently I have a lot of stamps that I don’t like because lately I have been uninspired by the program’s choices! So instead, I’ve sorted my image files by date and I am choosing to work with sets I’ve recently added to my collection.

I got lucky and won this Forest Whimsy stamp for playing along in the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge! I love this gnome and was so happy when he arrived here!

This card is very simple – because I didn’t use ANY challenge (can you believe it??). Not bad for doing it “all by myself” 🙂

I definitely had fun coloring! My kiddo is learning shading in art this month and so has shown much interest in my coloring projects. I’ve promised them Copic lessons (mostly because that means I’ll learn a bit too – I’ve been winging it).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Whimsical Wishes
Stamps: Forest Whimsy (PaperSmooches);
Colors: Spring Rain, White, Chartreuse (PTI); Going Grey (SU); Black (Memento);
Other: Markers (Copic); Grass die (MFT); Twine;

Toucan Rainbow

My colorful toucan is brought to you by this wonderful fruit cornucopia from the latest Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.

I loved all the color – and fruity goodness. And in a long, convoluted train of thought, I got to Toucan Sam!

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Happy Birthday
Stamps: My Peeps, Gently Seasoned, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Colors: White, Kraft (PTI); Old Olive, Turquoise (SU); Black (Memento);
Other: Tropical DSP (SU); Markers (Copic);

Banners & Cupcakes

I know my card isn’t real original, but I’m actually quite happy with it. I have a hard time with pattern paper, and, while this is pretty busy, I think it works.

I used the latest Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge (wmsc92) for the layout.

To make the oval sentiment label, I simply traced the inner piece of the tag die onto white card stock and cut it out.

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Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Bitty Banners, Fancy Phrases (WaltzingMouse);
Colors: Poppy, White, Chartreuse, Aqua, Hibiscus, Chocolate (PTI); Pirouette (SU);
Other: Lime Twist pattern paper (Echo Park); Fancy Tags die (Spellbinders); Chocolate Baker’s Twine (PTI);

Birthday Sparks

Last week a new Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge was posted.

I loved the colors and the idea of highlighting a word or two with different colors.

When I read the inspiration photo, I thought the kitty image really had the air of a millionaire, so I had to use her. I colored her in with Copics. Then added a touch of bling to bring out the millionaire feel 😉

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happy birthday
Stamps: Party Posse, Sentiment Sampler, Word Salad (Paper Smooches);
Colors: Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, White, Ocean Tides, True Black (PTI); Black (Memento);
Other: Copics (T1, T4, T6, R01, BG11); Rhinestones (Kaiser); Pennant die (PTI);

You’re Mooovelous

The current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge is so adorable!

I chose to work with the colors and the idea of something being different colors.

I made my own sentiment by pairing a partial sentiment from Sentiment Sampler and then using the Alphadot alphabet to create the rest of it.

I have a few extra yellow cows because I could not find the right yellow. This one was the best of the bunch.

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You’re Mooovelous
Stamps: Chubby Chums, Sentiment Sampler, Alphadot (Paper Smooches);
Colors: White, Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Yo-yo Yellow (SU);
Other: Blush Bitty Dot pattern paper (PTI), White twill (PTI);

Rockin’ the Boat

Another of my Masculine Motif cards.

This little boat rocks – literally 🙂 I used the Tilt Card tutorial on SplitCoast so the boat would move!

I was going to have a sentiment on this card – and even though I thought about the fact I needed to do it before I embossed – I still forgot! Oh well.

Thanks for taking a peek!

{no sentiment}
All supplies Papertey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Vintage Labels;
Colors: Aqua, White, Ocean Tides, Kraft;
Other: Kraft ribbon; Stripes embossing folder (SU);
Technique: Tilt card;

Rock Star Kind of Day

My random file picker came up with this old Bella image. I decided to use a Retro Sketch (rs4) for the layout.

I used Copics to color the image.

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It’s Your Day
Stamps: Rockabella (StampingBella); Star Prints (PTI);
Colors: Razzberry Fizz, White, Hawaiian Shores, Black (PTI);
Other: markers (Copics); Star die (PTI); Star pattern paper (PTI); ribbon (stash);

Rainbow Critters

I created this card for one of mom’s stamp camp. She requested a kid birthday card. I chose to use Fox & Friends (such a cute little set!). I couldn’t pick which little critter to use, so I decided to use them all. I was trying to decide what color to make each animal when I realized I could make a rainbow. That always makes me happy 🙂

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happy day
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Friendly Phrases;
Colors: Daffodil Delight, Pure Poppy, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, White, Crumb Cake;
Other: Daffodil ribbon, Scallop Border punch;

Sheep and Rainbow

My girls have a birthday party to attend today. And as usual, I’m last minute making the card. The invitation was a rainbow and clouds, so I figured I would just emulate that.

The birthday girl loves goats so I was lamenting the lack of goat images in my index when I remembered she also loves sheep – and hey I have one of those – and, even better – it looks like a cloud!

I can’t believe how quick this card came together – even with all the hand & die cutting!

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happy baa-thday
Stamps: Party Posse (Paper Smooches);
Colors: Spring Rain, White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding (PTI); Going Grey (SU); Black marker (SU); Black ink (Palette);
Other: By the Numbers impression plate, Cloud dies (PTI); Rainbow die (MFT);