Cards

March 2015

This card from our Scrapbooking Club, uses the Confetti Wishes paper pack, and the March Stamp of the Month:  Choose Happy and stamp set Your Own Kind of Wonderful.

Confetti Wishes Birthday Card

I saw a card using a frame similar to this with ribbon running across the centre of the cardstock, and really liked the look of it!  I trimmed the “celebrate” patterned paper so the text was somewhat centred, rather than using a piece of ribbon centred over the background card stock.  I matted this with a piece of Thistle card stock.

Then I used the Topiary ribbon instead to anchor the frame with a bow.  So that it didn’t cover the “celebrate” too much, I put the frame and ribbon at a jaunty angle!  The frame itself is stamped with Black Memento ink, coloured using our Shin Han alcohol markers (Golden Yellow, Peony Purple, Sap Green, Marine Blue) and then fussy cut.  I just love these markers!  They are so easy to use and have beautiful vibrant colour.  I took a close up so you could see for yourself!  Just a bit of bling (purple gems) finished it off perfectly.

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February 2015

For our February card, the scrapbooking club tried a new technique. After stamping the background flowers (from A Happy Hello stamp of the month) using Versamark Ink onto Daisy White card stock, we heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next, using sponge daubers, we inked all over the page using Canary, Pixie and Thistle.  Once we were finished, we wiped over the flowers with a baby wipe to remove any traces of ink.  You’ll notice that the marker does not stick to the embossing powder (once it’s heated) leaving a very pretty flower design in the background.  After that, completing the card was a cinch!  Our coloured card was matted onto Daisy White and then adhered to a Canary base.  The sentiment was stamped in Black on Daisy White card stock and then popped up.  For a final touch, we added some pink gems and little butterflies from my stash.  Beauty!

February SOTM A Happy Hello

February SOTM A Happy Hello


January 2015

I just love when I can use up a lot of scraps, and then end up with a lovely card like this!

Heartstrings and This Moment Card

Heartstrings and This Moment Card

I can’t remember, now, where I saw the idea for this card, but the minute I saw it, I had to try it!  My card stock colours are Hollyhock and Juniper, on a base of Whisper. I also used some pieces from the Heartstrings Collection.  I cut 1 1/2″ squares, which were then cut in half diagonally.  I rounded the big angle on each triangle, and then inked all sides with Hollyhock or Juniper.  I popped up two of the triangles to add visual interest.  The sentiment (from This Moment stamp of the month) was stamped in Hollyhock on Daisy White card stock, then matted onto a piece of Hollyhock card stock.  I added the stitching with a marker.  The ribbon is from my stash.


December 2014

This card features the stamp of the month Cutie Pie.  I stamped the background cupcakes using Champagne and the sentiment and coloured cupcake using Black.  The base, background and sentiment are all stamped on Colonial White.  The background is matted onto Black card stock.  Behind the sentiment, I used a piece of Sunset, which had been matted onto a piece of Black card stock.  The vertical strip is a piece of scrap from the Pathfinding Collection, matted on black.  The cupcake is coloured using the Shin Han Touch Twin Markers.

Cutie Pie stamp of the month

Cutie Pie stamp of the month

This card also features the Cutie Pie stamp of the month.  I made use of lots of scraps from the Pathfinding and Hopscotch Collections!  The sentiment is stamped with Black onto Colonial White card stock, fussy cut, and then matted onto Sunset, which was also fussy cut.  Down the centre of each strip of paper I added a piece of washi tape from my stash.  After colouring the cupcake with our Shin Han markers, I topped it off with a bit of bling.  To add some depth, I popped up both the sentiment and the cupcake.

Cutie Pie card 2

Cutie Pie card 2


September 2014

This past weekend I had a chance to go through my card stash.  I found this card that I made many years ago.  In fact, it was the first class I took after I moved here to Calgary in 2005!  The technique is called Iris Folding.  I don’t know if I’d have the patience to do something like this now, but I remember how much I enjoyed it at the time.  I’ve had a few opportunities to actually give it away, but it just feels like one of those cards I’d like to hold on to.  This seemed like an appropriate time of year to post it:

Iris Fold Pumpkin Card

Iris Fold Pumpkin Card

Iris Fold Pumpkin Card

Iris Fold Pumpkin Card


 

I just love this CTMH retired stamp set, You’re Great!  I used it as the focal point for this card that I created for my granddaughter’s birthday.  I know that she loves pink and glitter, so needless to say, both of those HAD to be included!  The darker sheet from the Glitter Paper Pink pack worked really well with the gray from the new Shin-Han alcohol markers.  I added a bit of pink bling and was ready to go!!!

You're Great Retired Stamp Set

You’re Great Retired Stamp Set

 


 

CTMH’s September SOTM, Family is Forever.  I never would have combined the earthy colour palette from the Yuletide Carol collection with Glacier!  And using the double-sided B&T duos from Yuletide Carol really gave the card a delicate, lacy feel.  Thanks Pinterest, for coming through!!!

Family is Forever September 2014 SOTM

Family is Forever
September 2014 SOTM


 

August 2014

Trying to find some ideas that were a little different to feature the August SOTM, What a Hoot.  Well, Pinterest did not disappoint!  Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in a rut with what goes with what.  I’ll stare at a paper pack or a stamp set and completely draw a blank!  Some perfect examples below.  I’ve made a few minor changes with embellies, card bases, etc., but thanks to all of the very creative ladies out there, just waiting to give me a boost up out of that rut!

What a Hoot August SOTM

What a Hoot
August SOTM

 


Finally, is your basic birthday card.  Simple, right? NOT!!  All I knew for sure was that I wanted the card to be birthday, and I wanted it to be girlie.  Back to Pinterest I go, and voila!!

Happy Birthday Card Brushed

Happy Birthday Card
Brushed

 


June 2014

Here’s one of the cards that we put together at our June Monthly Scrapbooking Club.  We used sorbet for the base, and scraps and bows from the Ariana collection.  The “Happy Birthday” stamp is from the retired CTMH set, 4 My Friend.  The neutral sparkle baker’s twine really sets off the bow, don’t you think?!

Happy Birthday card with Ariana

Happy Birthday card with Ariana

 

 

 


 

I had so much fun building this card with my friend, Susan!  My husband, Stephen’s, birthday was on Saturday.  I decided to get him tickets for the photo op at the zoo.  Of course his card had to be zoo themed!

This is how it looks when flat, just coming out of the envelope:

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Birthday Zoo Card closed

This is how it looks when the front flaps open:

Birthday Zoo Card front flaps open

Birthday Zoo Card front flaps open

And this is how it looks when it’s completely open!  Great thing about this card is that is stands up really well on it’s own:

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Birthday Zoo Card completely open top view

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Birthday Zoo Card completely open side view

 

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

 


I just love the June Stamp of the Month, Kaboom!  Available June 1 – 30, 2014 for only $5 with a minimum $50 order.  To check out the stamps you get in this full-size set, check this out:  June 2014 Kaboom SOTM

Here are two projects that I recreated from the insert found inside the stamp set.  There is one other card and a one-page layout.   Full instructions can be found at my Online Business Address.

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Kaboom! Party Favour Box

Kaboom! party favour box

Kaboom! Party Favour Box

Kaboom! Card

Kaboom! Card

 

 

To order yours, you can contact me directly at

customerservice@surescrapsalot.com or, if you’d like your order shipped direct to your door, you can visit my Online Business Address.

 

As always, any questions, thoughts, ideas – please leave me a comment.  I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 


 February 2014

Here is my take on one of the included card designs for February’s SOTM, Wild About You! If you would like to find out how to get this stamp set (a full-size D-set) for only $5.00 until the end of February, send me a comment on this post!

Wild About You, February SOTM

Wild About You, February SOTM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


February 2015

Chris, Kay, Lori and I recently got together for our monthly scrapbooking.  It was great!  Just love the Hopscotch paper pack.  So bright and cheerful.  For our card, I wanted to work on a technique, so I chose white/clear embossing on white card stock.  I am always amazed to see everyone’s individual ideas and characteristics come out in their creations!  Here is my card that they had to work from:

February SOTM A Happy Hello

February SOTM A Happy Hello

And here are the ladies’ cards.  Remember that we all used the same three colours:  Canary, Pixie and Thistle.  And the same stamp set:  The February Stamp of the Month, A Happy Hello.  Pretty amazing, isn’t it???

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If you LOVE this technique, or you would like to learn how to do it (so easy!), leave a comment below!

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