Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Christmas Cards - first three

I know it's only August but I saw a post for Operation Christmas Card on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook page, so I figured I could make a few cards to send their way. I need to have my cards boxed up and sent by October so that she gets them in plenty of time to send them out. The August Challenge at the 100 Pattern Paper Challenge Facebook group is to use cardstock. Like Tina, I have a stack of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and my scrapbook pages for my youngest are 8 1/2 x 11 but will I really use some of the odd colors on his layouts, probably not.

I started by pulling one sheet of paper from the 12x12 paper pack - DCWV - Holiday Collection "The Christmas Stack"

 and the Recollection - Bright and Jolly Paper Pad.

 I have a bunch of 8 1/2"11 cardstock that I can use for my bases.

So here is my first three Christmas Cards using the DCWV Holiday Collection. 

I used the pattern paper as the focal point on the front, wrapped a little bit of embroidery yarn around the edge and added a scallop border behind.

I stamped my sentiment onto white cardstock and added a border of pattern paper at the top.

I stamped the Christmas Bulb and clear embossed it on the envelop of each card.

Here's my first three cards ready to go.

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100 Pattern Paper Challenge: August use your Cardstock
3 - Cards

Paper:  DCWV - Holiday Collection "The Christmas Stack" and Recollection - Bright and Jolly Paper Pad. Recollections Cardstock - green, white, blue and black.
Ink: Distress Ink: broken china; Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month: October 2013 Oh Christmas Tree - Christmas Bulb; September 2015 Our Hearts To Yours - Sentiment
Punch: Stampin' Up - Scallop border
Misc.: adhesive, clear embossing powder, embroidery yarn and Misti

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wet Spring

I used the May sketch from Creative Scrappers for my layout today. I included the alphabet paper from the Recollections Home Basics 6x6 paper pad in my Counterfeit Kit. Then I realized that I also have the 12x12 pad.

I matted it onto Kraft cardstock then created my grid. Each square is matted onto white cardstock then green cardstock. I typed the journaling, date and location to white cardstock, cut it out then added it to my tag and journaling spot.

For my guys I left off the embellishments as I do not know what pictures they are putting on here.

The 8 1/2x 11 has 4 photo spots and I changed the orientation.

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May Counterfeit Kit - Snowpants to Shorts
2 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Cards

May Counterfeit Kit - Snowpants to Shorts
Washi Tape: Carpe Diem
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Font: Gabriele
Imaginisce paper collection - Perfect Vacation
Misc.: Adhesive, Pop up dots, yellow twine

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I have found the one . . .

I've had this paper for years, probably since the my guys were in High School. I had picked it up to use on an Anniversary page that never got done.  Well today is the day to get it done, kind of.  I'm have some computer and printer issues so the pictures are not there but the layout is ready for it.

I cut the sentiment from between the two pattern papers and inked everything up with Dune Color Box ink..The quote is on foam tape and is cut in two.  I a few of printable labels on the photo mats along with the pieced cut from the pattern paper which will be added after I can print.

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 - Forgeries
8 - 12x12 Layouts
7 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
6  - Project Life Pages
 - Mini Albums
- Cards

November 2015 Counterfeit Kit - Autumn Fun
Paper: White cardstock; K & Company - Madeira Scroll flat paper
 Misc.: Adhesive, Color Box Ink - Dune; DIY Enamel dots, Printable labels, Pop up dots and Zots

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

5 More cards

I used the August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys to make a few cards with the Unity Stamp KOTM - May 2017 {free your dreams}

Card #1 is my favorite:
I stamped and embossed the Unity Girl onto white cardstock, then stamped her again for the headband, shirt and coffee cup and fussy cut them. I used a rectangle stitched die to cut her out. I've matted her onto pink cardstock. Inspiration is from the Unity Stamp Co Blog here. I just loved her paper piecing so I had to try it. I'm definitely going to be doing this more.

Card #2:

I colored the images in with colored pencils, used a die to cut the birdies out and matted them onto brown cardstock.

Card #3 - reminds me of growing up. Coming in from the fields I would stop and pick a few daisies for Gandma and put them into bottles for her.

I did some simple water color with gelatos, die cut the flowers out at an angle and used foam tape behind to raise them up.

Card #4 and #5: I used the same butterfly stamp for these cards.

I stamped, clear embossed the butterfly and fussy cut them out. I colored a flower stamen with the same ink as the butterfly.

I used the dies to make a frame added a little bit of sheer ribbon to finish them off. I have a little bit of the flower paper left so you'll be seeing that in some more cards.

August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys

12x12 Layouts
8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Mini Albums
7 - Cards

Paper: Colorbok - Delilah; DCWV - the Basics Stack;  Recollections - Home Basics Paper Pad 8x8, Watercolor Paper and Various Cardstock
Ink: Color Box - Chestnut, Scarlet Merlot and Black; Distress Ink -Broken China,  Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany
Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane - Spring Butterflies
Stamps: Unity Stamps Kit of the Month: May 2017 {free your dreams}
Adhesive,,Clear Embossing Powder, colored Pencils, Distress Crayons, Flower Stamens, Gelatos, Glue Dots, Marvy LePlume Markers 1/4" offray sheer ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers,  Zig Brushables markers and Zots

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sympathy Card

I used the Colorbok Poolside paper from my August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys to make this Sympathy Card. I find that this is one of the hardest card I make. I try to personalize each on to whom it is going. the August Unity Kit of the Month has this awesome tree that I thought would be perfect for this card.

I stamped and clear embossed onto water color paper. I stared coloring the tree in with green tea gelato then dried and started on the trunk with Distress stains. I used the Colorbok Poolside paper for the base and matted it in brown cardstock.

For the envelope I just stamped with blank ink.

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August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys

12x12 Layouts
8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Mini Albums
2 - Cards

Paper: Colorbok Poolside; Watercolor paper; Brown Cardstock
Clear Empbssing powder
Gelatos: Coconut, Green Tea and Lemon
Distress Crayons: Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
Stampin' Up  Stampin' Write Markers: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co KOTM - August 2017 {never be afraid}