Monday, January 21, 2019

Just a Note

 I'm so excited to share with you a card I made with the new Quietfire Design dies!  There's just not enough happy snail mail nowadays - and imagine how happy the recipient would be to receive a card just because!

The first step to making the card above is to make a small envelope.  I dusted off my Memory Keepers envelope maker and made a tiny envelope out of some lined vellum.  Cut a square of 4" x 4" and score at 1 3/4" using the envelope maker.

To make the butterfly spray, I water colored a rainbow spray.  After running the die over the colored paper, I left the butterflies on the acrylic plate.

I used Press 'N Seal to keep the butterflies in place and added glue to the butterflies while still on the Press 'N Seal.

I flipped it over and added them exactly where I wanted them.  This is the easiest and fastest way I found to keep the butterflies in order of the rainbow.

Such beautiful cheer coming out!

I hope you like it and make one to send to a friend.  I mixed and matched the word dies to form the "Just A Note" sentiment.

Butterflies & Stars Sprays - Metal Cutting Dies

Notes - Metal Cutting Die
Notes Metal Die  (NEW!!!)

Just for You - Metal Cutting Dies

It's a Party - Metal Cutting Dies

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Nighttime winter scene with dies

Just popping in to share a nighttime winter scene I actually made a while back.  I sponged a moonlit scene and added a snow bank birch tree dies.  The deer kind of disappeared when they were white so changed them to black.  And I had an extra red cardinal die cut so I added them to the scene.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Creating a winter scene with dies

 It's biting cold today but no snow.  However, there is a forecast of snow on Saturday and Sunday which depresses my kids to no end.  If it's going to snow, it needs to be a weekday so they can miss school.  Haha!

It's not the same but I made a little snow scene myself in the craft room.  I really enjoyed making this and made a little video of it.  Still working on videos so I apologize for bad quality.  

As you can (hopefully) see, the dies work together really well for a sweet little scene.  After I glued everything down, I used a Signo white pen for the snow.

I made a couple of variations of the card - a "thanks" for one and a few with Bible verses for encouragement cards.   

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Shoot for the moon

So how are those New Year resolutions coming for you?  Did you have big ones or just small, realistic ones?  No judgement here - I didn't even get around to making any!  

But I did make this card - apparently it advocates dreaming big but any dream will do!

This was a really quick card (apparently my kind of card lately).  I started with dark blue card stock and splattered gold and silver Finetec paint on it.  Instant starry night sky!  The moon? Even easier - take a hole punch and then offset it, punch, and you get a moon.

I added a trio of evergreens by Memory Box and added a large snow bank so that I would have room for this quote.   Hope you like it!

Soar Collection - Clear Stamps

Thursday, January 3, 2019

More thank you cards

Last Saturday I was on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with an idea for mass produced thank you cards.  You can read the post here with full instructions.

I mentioned that I wanted to try the same cards with a different color scheme for the background.

 The blues and silver is my original card.

But I think this red and gold with that stark background is even nicer!  

I'm not big on being vibrant myself but I can do it on cards!  Lol!