“No lion, I love you!” Card

I used this cute lion on a valentine for my little nephew and cut out some extras to make some kid-friendly cards for Operation Write Home.  Coincidentally, the 2nd challenge of the OWH President’s Day Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP) was to make a kid-friendly critter card!

Seeing the challenge was an extra push to create a few of these cards instead of just having the pieces “lion” around ; )

Sarah Bailey Love Lion Silhouette, Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's

Sarah Bailey Love Lion Silhouette

I made my own sentiment with an alphabet set and popped up the end of the tails with some foam tape to add a bit of dimension.  The lion was cut on my Silhouette (a surprise Christmas present from my husband).

Thanks for taking a look and hope you have fun making cards for kids too!

-Mindy

Supplies:

Stamps: Jessie’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn), Chevron (from Avocado Arts’ Thankful for You Clear Stamp Set)

Die-Cut: Love Lion (by Sarah Bailey at Silhouette America Online Store)

Other: Bahama Blue Memento Ink (Tsukineko), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Layering Paper (Recollections), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Silhouette Pick-Me-Up Tool (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi), Stamp Runner (Tombow), Foam Mounting Tape (3M)

February 21, 2013. Tags: , , . Card. 1 comment.

Watermelon “I Love Your Smile” Card with Chevrons

I have been playing around with this card for awhile now. . .playing around with how many watermelon slices to use and where to place them. . .the colors of the layers . . . then settling on one watermelon slice within a heart in a place I think works well with the sentiment.  As an added touch, I used some added glossy accents on the “rind” to make it shiny.

I hope I didn’t over-think it!  Here it is:

Hero Arts Zig Zag Thanks Cling

It is a take on Operation Write Home sketch #158, February ODBD fruit challenge, and President’s Day VCMP Challenge #1 (Using Chevrons).  I’m a little slow in getting started, but I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the other OWH VCMP challenges!

Thanks to Our Daily Bread Designs for sponsoring the February OWH challenge and provide shipping funds to Operation Write Home!

-Mindy 

Supplies:

Stamps: Zig-Zag Border Cling (from Hero Arts Zig-Zag Thanks Cling Set that I won in a prize pack – thanks Hero Arts!), “Love your smile” Sentiment (Clear Stamp by Katie Pertiet for Autumn Leaves), Watermelon Slice (retired clear stamp from www.cleardollarstamps.com)

Other: Cardstock (Bazzil and various), Ribbon, Heart Punch (McGill), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink and/or Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi), Stamp Runner (Tombow), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

February 21, 2013. Tags: . Card. 2 comments.

“Hey Dude” Helicopter Card

My sister gave me the Paper Smooches “Little Fella” clear stamp set for Christmas and I was excited to create with it!

Since the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge blog was hosting a February Designer Draft challenge, I thought I would play along.

Paper Smooches logo sparks copy

I wanted to make a whimsical card – as if a student took a break to play with a couple of toys while working on homework:)

Here is my paper-pieced card:

Paper Smooches Little Fella, Basic Grey Fact Paper Pad

Thanks for looking!

-Mindy 🙂

Supplies:

Stamps: Helicopter, Toy Army Man, “Hey Dude” Sentiment (Paper Smooches Little Fella Clear Stamp Set)

Diecut: Clouds File (by BirdsCards.com), Banner (Own Design)

Other: “Fact” 6×6 paper pad (Basic Grey), Kraft cardstock (Paper Studio),Goldenrod Lawn Trimmings (vivid triple pack cord, Lawn Fawn), Blue Brad (making memories), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Corner Rounder (Paper Studio), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi), Stamp Runner (Tombow), Foam Mounting Tape (3M)

February 17, 2013. Tags: , . Card. 3 comments.

Hexagon Cards

Hexagons are pretty trendy right now in the crafting world, and I was specifically inspired to create my own hexagon card after seeing Betsy Veldman’s “Sew Happy Card” (page 31 of the July/August 2012 Papercrafts Magazine as well as the online pattern available here).

Here is my glittery and groovy version:

Hexagons on Silhouette Cameo, My Mind's Eve Where the Heart Is, Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's

And a slightly different take:

Hexagons on Silhouette Cameo, My Mind's Eve Where the Heart Is, Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's

The great thing about this general design is that I could easily change the sentiment (I made a personalized birthday card in addition to the Thank You Cards above).

And confession time . . . my husband very generously gave me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas.  It was a surprise gift, and I don’t know if that splurge fits in with my “crafting on a budget theme” of this blog, but I was very excited and started learning how to use it right away.  This hexagon design was one of my first full designs that I played with and cut on my machine.  I do really like that you can do your own designs in the Silhouette Studio software and aren’t limited to cartridges, so I am learning more about that.  And each Tuesday the Silhouette Online Store offers a free shape of the week and some shapes on clearance, so you know I’ve enjoyed checking those each Tuesday:p

I’m thankful my husband wanted to bless me with such a treat and I hope I will make good use of it!

-Mindy 🙂

Supplies:

Stamps: Jessie’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn) (I bought myself this set as a treat on Cyber Monday and it is much easier to use than other alphabet sets I have owned because the letters are all on rectangle pieces that line up).

Other (that I remember): “Where the Heart is” 12 x 12 Glitter Papers (My Mind’s Eye), Rich Cocoa Memento Ink I think . . .or possibly Versafine Vintage Sepia Archival Ink (both by Tsukineko), Silhouette Cameo, Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Foam Mounting Tape (3M)

February 15, 2013. Tags: . Card. 1 comment.

Silver Sweetheart Card

Since Valentine’s Day is coming soon, today I’ll share a love card (in 2 orientations) that I mailed into Operation Write Home awhile ago.  I paper pieced the image and used a silvery background for a cool and crisp result.

Inkadinkado Animal Hearts, Love Card, Valentines

Inkadinkado Animal Hearts

Thanks for taking a peek!

-Mindy 🙂

Supplies:

Stamp: “You’re a Sweetheart” with Bird Clear Stamp (Inkadinkado’s Animal Hearts 99646)

Other: Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper), Shimmer Layer (DCWV), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow Mono Multi or Aleene’s Tacky)

February 6, 2013. Tags: . Card. 1 comment.

Sunburst Birthday Card with Balloons

Oh my, it’s been a long time since I have blogged!  I promise I’ve been creating, just not blogging:p

To get back to blogging, I’ll share a birthday card I made awhile ago for a friend:

Sunburst Happy Birthday Card with Balloons

To make this card, I followed and modified a tutorial I found here.  I also paper pieced the balloons so they would perfectly match the designer paper (If you haven’t noticed from other posts, I absolutely love this paper pad by Basic Grey!  Such cheery designs – it won’t be the last you see of it:)

Anyways, thanks for taking a look and I’ll be back sharing more cards and projects soon!

-Mindy 🙂

Supplies:

Stamp: Happy Birthday with Balloons (by Lynette Anderson Taylor for studio g / Hampton Art, Lot#1082554)

Other: “Shine on . . .” 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Rich Cocoa Memento Ink I think . . .or possibly Versafine Vintage Sepia Archival Ink (both by Tsukineko), Paper Trimmer (X-Acto), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Layering Paper and Kraft Cardstock (Various/Unknown), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), Glue (Tombow)

 

February 5, 2013. Tags: , . Card. Leave a comment.