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Dad Tool Charms

Hi Everyone

Did you all have a wonderful weekend? The girls and I were in Manjimup with my family for the weekend so it was nice and relaxing and great to catch up with everyone.

With Father’s Day coming up soon, I thought I would use the current MFT Sketch Challenge sketch to create a Father’s Day card for my dad using the Tool Charms die set as well as a couple of other MFT dies. Here is the sketch:

Being a farmer, my dad is really good with DIY and tools so I knew this die set would be perfect for a card for him.

I started by trimming down some grey cardstock to stick over my card base, before creating a smaller white panel of cardstock to go over the top.  That way it looks like I have a grey border around the white panel on my card base.

Using the Stitched Strip die-namics, I then die cut one side of my white panel as per the sketch. I then die cut the tool charms from some silver and red foil cardstock before assembling them together and then sticking down onto my card base in place of the circle on the sketch.

Using the uppercase High-Rise die-namics I then die cut my ‘dad’ sentiment and also stuck them onto my card base using adhesive foam. Finally I then embellished the card with some matching coloured enamel dots.

I can’t wait to see what dad thinks of this on Father’s Day!

Have a wonderful day.

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Triangle Smiles

Hi There

It’s a busy morning here, as we are getting ready to go down to Manjimup for the weekend, but I thought I would pop in really quickly to share a shaker card with you all before we leave.

Geometric shapes are all the rage at the moment in everything from homewares to fashion, so I thought I would make a geometric style shaker card using the Bunting 2 die set by Diamond Press.

To create this card, I started by cutting down a panel of white cardstock just slightly smaller than my actual card base. Next I stamped my sentiment onto the panel in silver ink, before placing the triangle dies around it and die cutting them out.  After sticking down some clear acetate to the back of the panel, I then stuck down some adhesive foam around each triangle to make it look like each triangle was a separate shaker element, before filling them in with some pastel coloured sequins.  I then stuck a piece of plain white cardstock to the back to secure the sequins, before then sticking the shaker element down onto my card base.

I find by sticking a piece of matching cardstock to the back of the shaker element rather than the actual card base, makes it easier to line up the shaker element perfectly straight when sticking it down onto the card base.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, I better get going and start packing the car!

Have a great day!

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Glittery Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!

How is your week going so far? Mine has been very productive in the craft room so far, getting DT projects completed and starting on some new cards to share with you all!

Today I’ve been playing with some Taylored Expressions and Simon Says Stamp products to create a sparkly CAS birthday card, in a neutral colour combo, so it will be perfect for a guy as well.

I started of by die cutting out the glitter presents using the Little Bits – Presents die by Taylored Expressions and some American Crafts glitter cardstock.  I then stuck down some sliver glitter cardstock to some Stick It adhesive sheets by Ken Oliver, before die cutting the ‘happy’ sentiment so that it would come out like a sticker I could adhere straight onto my card base.

Before adhering anything down onto my card base though, I lined up where I wanted everything to go, and then stamped the ‘birthday’ part of my sentiment down onto the card base.  I then adhered everything in place and embellished the card with some matching coloured enamel dots.

I love how this card turned out and you can completely change the look of it by changing the colours of the glitter cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Make A Wish Shaker Card

Hello!

Are you all enjoying the weekend? It’s been a tiring one here as my girls have a virus again so there hasn’t been much sleep happening in this house lately! Thankfully, today they seem to be a lot better so let’s hope tonight is a good one!

Today, I’m sharing a simple shaker card I created for a birthday. This card uses a wish sentiment die I received from Taylored Expressions as a free gift with an order, so I haven’t been able to link it as it doesn’t seem to be on their website.

Anyway, I thought if you receive dies like this, I thought I would show you an idea on how to use them! So on to today’s card.

Using the wish die, I die cut the sentiment from a panel of plain white cardstock which I had cut down to the same size as my card base. I then stamped the ‘make a’ sentiment just above the die cut sentiment before adhering some acetate to the back of it to create a window. Next I framed the back of it with adhesive foam to make my shaker. I then filled the shaker with some Rainbow Bright sequins (also from Taylored Expressions) and white seed beads, before sticking my card base to the back of it.  Finally I glued some of the same sequins to the front of my card along with a couple of rhinestone stars for more embellishment.

I hope this has inspired you to use those freebie dies in a new way?

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy what is left of your weekend!

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Animal Babies

Happy Wednesday!

Today I thought I would pop in and share a sweet new baby card set I created using the fun WPlus9 stamp set, Happy Gang.

It seems everyone I know lately is having a baby so I thought it would be fun to use this sweet animal set to create some baby cards to have on hand.  First up is a card for a baby boy using the adorable little puppy from the set.

To create this card I started by first stamping the puppy and the balloons in a soft blue and yellow colour combo, before die cutting them out and arranging them to my card base. Next I stamped my sentiment to the card in a soft grey colour, before adding some matching coloured embellishments and twinkle stars.

Here is a look at the baby girl card, using the cute little kitty cat from the set.

This card was created the same way as the first, except I decided to sit the kitty cat on top of the balloons this time. Keeping with a soft colour combo for this card also, I used a light pink and the same yellow ink from the first card.

A sweet set of CAS baby cards that are quick and easy to make in a hurry if you need one last-minute.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for stopping by!

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Birthday Monkey

Hi There

I hope you are having a great day?

So sorry I haven’t been around lately. I came down with a really bad case of the flu last week, just after getting over a bout of tonsillitis! So I spent most of last week in bed trying to get better and thankfully I am now at the end of it! I guess it’s just that time of the year here.

Anyway today I am sharing a CAS but fun birthday card with you all, that I created using the adorable Hippo Birdy stamp and die set by Taylored Expressions.

On a card base, I started by stamping my sentiment in place, before again stamping the monkey where I wanted him positioned. I wanted the monkey to look like he was being cheeky and hanging of the ‘wild’ part of the sentiment with his tail. I then stamped him again onto some glitter cardstock so I could paper piece him to my card base.

Finally, to tie the card all together, I stuck some clear rhinestone stars to my card.

Isn’t that cheeky monkey so fun?!  This has to be one of my favourite Taylored Expressions stamp sets.  I just love the sweet little animals and matching sentiments.

Have a wonderful Friday!

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Magical Day

Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday! We are now half way through the week, so before you know it the weekend will be here! It’s supposed to be very wet and storm here this week so it will definitely be a great time to spend a little while in the craft room.

Today’s card I have to share is CAS birthday card I created for one of my girls’ friends whose birthday it was recently. With Unicorns all the rage at the moment and being a last-minute thing, I quickly put together a simple birthday card using the fun Be a Unicorn stamp and die set by Avery Elle.

I created this card by first cutting a small square of plain white cardstock, as well as a square of white glitter cardstock to layer together at an angle, to create a focal point for my unicorn. I then stamped and paper pieced the unicorn using more glitter cardstock before adhering it to the card using adhesive foam. Finally I stamped the sentiment to the card base just below the angled square, and added some rhinestone stars for embellishment.

A super quick and cute card for a last-minute birthday!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

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Cuddle Buddy

Hello Again!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend?

I thought I would share a cute and cuddly card with you today, that is perfect for someone who loves dogs using MFT Stamps‘ cute Playful Pups stamp set. I made this card for my hubby, so I went with a blue coloured theme for the elements on this card, but you can easily change that to suit any recipient.

I started by first stamping the sentiment onto my card base before stamping the sleeping puppy onto some X-Press It blending cardstock. I then coloured the image and once it was dry, die cut it out and stuck it onto my card with some adhesive foam. Finally I embellished the card with some blue coloured sequins.

My hubby loved the card and the sentiment!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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