Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some Hambly End-of-Year Blog Candy

When I went to Hambly Studios in early December, Allison had a cute tree decorated with all Hambly embellished decorations. All the presents were wrapped in Hambly papers and she had the greatest gift tags. She used her rub-ons on acetate tags. I loved the look so much, that I had to create my own. I bought some Clearly Heavy Overlays and got to work. I didn't read instructions and thought I could use Nestabilities to cut out some shapes, but the Clearly Heavy Overlays are too thick for them when using a Big Shot. You have to use a heavy die. In this case, I traced a design I liked from my Silhouette and cut the tags out with sharp scissors. The Crop-a-Dile is perfect for punching holes in this material.

What's Up for Grabs?
This is open up to all you (even international) paper crafters.

Here's the list:
To enter, leave one comment on this post from now until Monday, January 4th 11:59 PM PST. I'll use to choose a winner. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one!

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Collage of Christmas Cards

The other day, I promised to show the variety of photo cards I made. I didn't intend to make 15 variations of our Christmas card, but since I was trying to use up mainly older supplies, it just happened.

I ended up mailing 40 cards. Last year, I sent out 60. I ran out of time and energy to create 60 of them.

I made some cards with "Feliz Navidad", so you'll notice #14. My favorite is still #7. Do you have a favorite?

Hope you have a great day today with the people you love.
Photo Card Ingredients
Stamps: Felicidades Siempre (SU!), Medallion (SU!) Holiday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal

Ink: VersaMark, Riding Hood Red (SU!), Brilliance Moonlight White (Tsukineko)

Tools: Scallop Edge punch (SU!), Threading Water punch (Fiskars), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), hole punch, Photoshop Elements, Paper Crimper (Fiskars), heat gun

Other: Corduroy buttons (SU!), Felt Flurries (SU!), brads (Making Memories), nail heads (Michael's), buttons (Papertrey Ink), silver twine, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, clear embossing powder, linen thread

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sending Holiday Cheer

I love Hambly Screen Prints! I got to visit their studio a few weeks ago for a make-n-take. That reminds me, I didn't post a picture of the items I got to make.

Allison and her staff are so sweet. I used a Hambly overlay on this card. The paper and ribbon is all Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink (Holiday Button Bits).

Have a good one!

Silhouette Print & Cut Feature

It's almost Christmas here in California. Still wrapping presents. I feel like I have had the same wrapping paper for years. I use it and use it and it never runs out. What is it doing in the garage during the rest of the year, mating? Seriously, I want new wrapping paper next year! I'm bored with what I have.

I made this card a few weeks back and had forgotten to post it. The Silhouette has several designs that you can print out and then use the Silhouette to cut. Registration marks print out which help the Silhouette cut out the design. I print and cut this simple design out twice and then trimmed the Merry Christmas sentiment and used mounting tape to give it some dimension. I punched out a snowflake with my Martha Stewart punch and added a red gem to finish it off. I also added a strip of Tangerine Tango paper and cut some scallops from Real Red paper.

I'm going to give out some blog candy very soon. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Annual Photo Christmas Card

Time is flying quick these last few days. Christmas presents have been mailed out to family. For out-of-state family and friends, our annual Christmas cards won't arrive on time, so I'm showing it here. I had such a hard time designing the card this year. I couldn't decide on what papers I wanted to use. I decided to create cards using scraps and embellishments I had since last year. I landed up creating almost 12 versions of this card. I'll show those later this week. This particular version of the card is my favorite.

I love this photo of K! He had asked me to take pictures of his latest Lego creation, SpongeBob DroidPants. He merged a Lego SpongeBob with a Star Wars Droid body. While I was photographing it, I started taking his picture. He happened to look over and I got this great shot. He's wearing Darth Vadar pajamas.

Only the stamp is new from Papertrey Ink (Holiday Button Bits). In my continuing love for the Stampin' Up Medallion stamp, I used it here on the base of the card. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I created the border on the card using Photoshop Elements (thanks, Cathy Zielske for this tutorial). I used Brilliance ink to stamp on the photo; love that ink! I used my scallop border punch and a great button to finish off the card.

In exciting news this evening, I won a $250 Amazon gift card from the amazing Pioneer Woman. So fun. I don't know what I'm going to buy with the money.

Well, I better get downstairs and continue writing out cards to mail them out tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for your support and encouragement this year! It's been fun.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Dear Kind & Wonderful Friend

Are your days as crazy as mine? I'm so behind these days. I feel like I'm moving in slow motion and the rest of you are going at full speed. Only 8 more days until Christmas! Tomorrow is the last day of school before the winter break. The Little Guy is excited. I've asked Santa to buy me better lighting for my picture taking. I still haven't finalized my Christmas card design! I did received my paper order from Stampin' Up today...yeah!

I don't own the Top Note die by Stampin' Up, but this is my fake version I cut using my Silhouette. I love the SU! butterfly die, and I don't get to use it enough. I ran some thin strips of chocolate chip card stock through my paper crimper to give my butterfly some antennae.

Have a good one!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: All Holidays (SU!), Polka Dot Basics (PTI)

Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pink Flamingo DSP, & some retired polka dot paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Tools: Silhouette, Big Shot, paper piercer, paper crimper (Fiskars)
Other: Very Vanilla ribbon, chocolate chip button, pearls (Michael's), foam tape

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Wishes - Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I had typed up this blog entry when my PC decided to suddently take a little nap. Can you say re-type?

I'm back for my second week as a Guest Designer for Inkspirations by Makeesha Byl; the fabulous paper crafter from Australia. This week, we have sketch challenge #17. I tend to follow a sketch very closely. It bugs me that the sentiment on my card is larger in proportion than Keesh's sketch. See, I'm a little obsessive!

Well, my Sweetie is downstairs with "Glee" on pause (love that show!), so I'll make this quick. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Card Ingredients (all SU! except where noted)

Stamps: Season of Joy, Celebratio
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Other: ribbon, pearls (Martha Stewart & Michael's), foam tape

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Holidays - Toothpick Challenge

I hope you are doing well. Life is a little busy right now (I just got home from a meeting at school), but I wanted to particpate in the toothpick challenge over on the Everything but the Kitchen Sink blog. I haven't designed our annual Christmas card yet. Yikes, I'm in trouble!

I've haven't participated in their challenges yet, but I thought this would be a fun one. We had to use at least 1 toothpick. A while back I used a toothpick on this card, but this time I used several! Actual bought a box today to replenish our kitchen supply. I saw what the team (Kelley, Winter, Kelly, Lynnette, & Courtney) produced for their samples and then I was intimidated. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to create. I had to think about it for a few days. I love my Silhouette, so I downloaded these new ornament designs and cut them out on some BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses paper (Thanks, Sarah!). I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere each toothpick to the backs of the ornaments. I never get tired of kraft cardstock, so I used it here. I used a paper piercer and went around the perimeter of the cardstock.

My style is clean and simple, so I like what I created. Thanks for stopping by! Kelley, I'm thinking about you...

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits
Paper: Kraft & Certainly Celery (SU!), Eskimo Kisses (BasicGrey)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Tools: Silhouette, paper piercer, Modern Label Punch (SU!)
Other: linen thread (SU!), decorative pearls (Joy Crafts), foam tape, toothpicks, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Con Inmenso Agradecimiento - Very Thankful

Hi everyone. I love the internet! I've loved getting to know so many talented designers from all over the US and around the world: Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Pakistan, and Mexico, just to name a few.

Last month, Makeesha Byl, a Stampin' Up demonstrator from Australia asked if I would like to be a guest designer on her blog for the next several weeks. I was so thrilled to be asked. She offers weekly challenges (inspiration, color, and sketch).

Please join in this week for Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #16 based on this photo of some very comfy-looking bedding. I was inspired by the colors and the heart designs. I'm not totally in love with my creation (I glued a piece down before I was ready...sigh), but I love the color combination.
Edited to Add: This was my attempt at the layout used in the current Stampin' Up catalog for the Out of the Box hostess level stamp set.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Agradecimiento (SU!), Love You Much (SU!), Background Basics: Text Style II (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Real Red, Pink Pirouette, retired designer paper (SU!)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Tools: 2" circle punch (Fiskars), 1 3/8" circle punch, Modern Label Punch (SU!)
Other: Kiwi Kiss ribbon (SU!), silver brad (Making Memories), Kiwi Kiss button (SU!), foam tape

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Potted Place Cards

Yesterday I designed the tags for my sister-in-law's potted place cards at her wedding celebration today. My sister-in-law was inspired by this Martha Stewart potted place card design when she potted small flowers for the woman & moss-type plants for the men in attendance. I used Kraft cardstock, Groovy Guava, & So Saffron cardstock. I downloaded some popular wedding fonts from here and let her choose her preference. She choose the Vivaldi font.

I used a banner design that came with my QuicKutz Silhouette to cut the banner out of kraft cardstock. I used a SU! Word Window punch to punch out the names. The banner was attached to a bamboo skewer with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue. The names were attached to the banner with foam tape.

Banner Ingredients
Paper: kraft, Groovy Guava, So Saffron
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette, banner design, Word Window punch
Other: Bamboo skewers (from my kitchen), foam tape


The long Thanksgiving weekend is over. Time passes too quickly. I hope you had a good weekend too. I just had a tiny sliver of pumpkin pie tonight. Too much good food even today. My sister-in-law got married in Maui last week. Today her and my brother-in-law had a very nice wedding celebration at a local winery.

This is the card I made for them last night. I used the Silhouette to cut out the sentiment. The papers, flowers, button, ribbon, and sticker are from two Making Memories collections. I decorated the envelope as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card & Envelope Ingredients
Stamps: none
Paper: Going Gray & Basic Black (SU!), Wedding (Making Memories)
Ink: none
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette & Congrats sentiment
Other: ribbon, flowers, button, sticker (Wedding - Making Memories), silver thread, rhinestone border & rhinestone (Michael's), Tim Holtz paper distresser, Glue pen (Sakura)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my American friends, have a great Thanksgiving! Here's a card I made for my parents. I was supposed to mail it Monday, but I've been swamped with errands and helping at school. I definitely haven't been at home very much in the last week. Life has been busy.

The card base is SU! Pumpkin Pie cardstock. All the other papers are digi papers from Autumn Harvest by Christy Lyle (Sweet Shoppe Designs). I used my Silhouette to cut out the turkey design.

My husband's family is driving up from LA tomorrow morning. Thanksgiving dinner will be at my house.  I ordered all the major components of the meal from Boston Market and I picked it up yesterday. I did this last year too. I love not having to deal with a large raw bird. I do plan to make Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes. I love her! I want to see how they compare to my grandmother's method. Mashed potatoes are my favorite part of the meal.

I don't plan to do any crazy Black Friday shopping; I hate shopping. I'll probably check out online sales. We need a new printer soon.

Have a good one! Gobble-gobble.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink: Basic Black (SU!)
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette, Turkey design, Scallop Edge punch, Word Window punch & Modern Label Punch (SU!), Tim Holtz paper distresser
Other: Soft Suede ribbon (SU!), foam tape, white gel pen (Sakura), button (Making Memories), twine (recycled)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

WHOO Loves You?

Hi everyone! Just popping in quickly to post my card for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge with Owls. The colors we had to use where Coral, Brown, and Green.

I used the cute owl images Ashley  provided to us. I paper-pieced the owl and embellished his belly by punching out 1/2" circles of distressed chocolate chip paper. I layered the circles on the belly and trimmed off the excess. I love my owl! I drew the branch out on some Bella Rose designer series paper and cut it out. I made a heart chipboard by glueing 4 hearts together. I stamped a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp on the heart.

This card looks a lot like the one made on Valentine's Day. Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Whoo Loves You & Hello Circles (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (SU!), Brochure paper (HP)
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink & Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Tools: Paper Crimper (Fiskars), 3 Heart Punch & 1/2 circle punch (SU!)
Other: buttons (Making Memories), Glue Dots, Foam tape, white embossing powder, Tombow Mono liquid glue

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Merry Christmas - An Oldie

Hola chicas! Here's a simple card and envelope I stamped a few months ago for a Moxie Fab challenge. I never entered this card in the challenge and I had forgotten to post it on my blog.

Peggy, my Stampin' Up demo, gave me a Pendant Notes card and envelope and some other goodies to try at home. So sweet! I stamped and embossed the SU! Medallion stamp on a piece of kraft cardstock and stuck it behind the Pendant Notes opening. I also did a lot of faux stitching around the openings. I like how that looks. I added some Martha Stewart half-pearls and some ribbon. I also stamped the Medallion stamp on the envelope with VersaMark ink.

Hope you are having a great day in your part of the world!

Card/Envelope Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes & Medallion (SU!)
Paper: Pendant Notes card & envelope, Kraft (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: embossing gun
Other: Whisper White ribbon (SU!), white embossing powder, pearls (Martha Stewart), white gel pen (Sakura)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wishing You Love

Hi everyone! Here's my card for Cath's Plum Crazy challenge over on Moxie Fab World. I was inspired by the ruffles in the pictures and the use of typography. This card is 3.75" x 8". I love distressing paper with a paper crimper. The paper becomes like fabric after you break down all the fibers. Love it!

Thanks for looking. Have a good one.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Distressed Grid (Cornish Heritage Farms), Background Basics: Text Style II (PTI), For a Friend (SU!)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Tools: Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Embossed Curve (EK Success), Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Other: Clear embossing powder, white colored pencil

Sunday, November 8, 2009

For Your Shower

Hope you are having a great weekend. Last night, I went to a bridal shower for my sister-in-law, Yolanda. She is getting married (eloping) in Maui (my favorite island) in 2 weeks. The food, wine, and dessert was awesome! The savory food was an Indian buffet made by her friend, Smruti.

Here's a clean and simple card I made for her using my QuicKutz Silhouette and a few supplies. The intricate circle layer is attached to the base of the card with foam tape.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Melon Mambo - regular & textured, Going Gray (SU!)
Ink: Basic Gray (SU!)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Moder Label Punch (SU!), QuicKutz Silhouette
Other: white gel pen (Sakura), wedding cake (Martha Stewart), foam tape, silver cording, silver gems (Michael's)

Oh Happy Day

I made these tags for the favors (silver candle sticks) at my sister-in-law, Yolanda's, bridal shower last night. Thanks, Connie & Smruti for hosting! I used my QuicKutz Silhouette to cut the initials for the bride and groom from Going Gray cardstock. The silver and white patterned paper is from a Making Memories bridal page kit.

Tag Ingredients
Stamps: Greetings (Heidi Grace)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink), Wedding kit (Making Memories), Going Gray (SU!)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette, 1" circle punch (SU!), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: foam tape, silver metallic ribbon (Michael's), silver eyelet (Making Memories)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gracias - Dia de los Muertos

It's already Monday night again! Time flies too quickly. My Sweetie and I attended an amazing party yesterday to celebrate El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls' Day). Here's some info about the holiday. I've never celebrated this holiday before, but I look forward to next year's celebration. Here's a thank you card I made for our host.

Today, I found out one of my great uncles passed away yesterday in New Mexico. He had been living with bone cancer for over a year.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: skull (Imaginisce), Felicidades Siempre (SU!)
Paper: Old Olive, Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper (SU!), white paper (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), hole punch, tiny flower punch (Fiskars), stapler

Other: clear embossing powder, foam tape, silver brads (Making Memories), black stitched ribbon (American Crafts...I think)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween Treat Bags

At my son's school, I volunteer weekly with some very nice women. I've made some great friends. Since our kids will be getting so many sweets today, I decided to give little treat bags to the adults. I started this project on Thursday night. I didn't have 20 glassine bags, so I used snack-sized Ziploc bags. I bought a large bag of M&Ms at Costco. I poured 1/3 cup of candy in each bag. I made the toppers from Stampin' Up designer paper and various paper punches. The skull stamp is from Imaginisce.

The guys are outside getting the house decorated for tonight. Have a safe Halloween!

Treat Bag Ingredients
Stamps: sentiment (Teeny Tiny Wishes), skull (Imaginisce)
Paper: Rockabilly Speciality, Ghostly Greetings, & Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper (SU!), Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss (all SU!), white paper (Papertrey Ink - love this stuff!)
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Drippy Goo (Martha Stewart), Bat (Martha Stewart), Word Window (SU!), 1" circle punch (SU!), 1 1/16" circle punch (Marvy)
Other: foam tape, rhinestones (Michael's), bags (Ziploc), M&Ms

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Hybrid Halloween

Happy Friday! I had some Halloween K & Company rub-ons from last year that I wanted to use up. I thought the digi-papers from the Autumn Harvest pack by Christy Lyle (Sweet Shoppe Designs) were a perfect opportunity to create a Halloween card.

I used the paper distresser on the layers of this card. I also used my sewing machine. The stitches are sloppy (not by design). My machine was not threaded properly or it's a problem with the tension? Oh, well, it adds to the distressed look. I stamped the sentiment on twill tape and got to use my Drippy Goo punch. I love that tool!

I have to give a shout-out to They have an amazing amount of paper-crafting supplies! Their prices were very reasonable. Now through November, the scrapbooking supplies are 20% off. I bought the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper from them and a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser. I also bought a small Tonic Guillotine paper trimmer. I love it!

Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the treat bags I handed out at school today. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede (SU!), Brochure Paper (HP), Autumn Harvest by Christy Lyle (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Ink: StazOn black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Drippy Goo punch (Martha Stewart), sewing machine
Other: Rub-ons (K&Company), Putty Twill Tape (Martha Stewart), paper distresser (Tonic), foam tape

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thinking of You

Hola chicas! I made this card for Embellish Magazine's Embellish the Cure Color Challenge With Bling. The colors for the challenge were Fushia, Light Pink, and Gray.
(Oct 30- Edited to Add: Re-photographed the card with natural light.)

I want to make similar "Thinking of You" cards for my Aunt Christine & Aunt Pauline. They have both dealt with breast cancer. My Aunt Pauline is an 8 year survivor and my Aunt Christine is fighting hard against a very rare Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Thanks Ashley, for creating this challenge in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I used by QuicKutz Silhouette to cut out the focal point of the card.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink (all SU!)
Ink: Basic Black
Tools: QuicKutz Silhouette, Embossed Curve punch (EK Success)
Other: pink rhinestones (A Stamp in the Hand), gray ribbon (SU!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi my dears! I know I'm several months early for Valentine's Day, but I'm barely on time for Cath's Not Your Regular Ruffles challenge on Moxie Fab World. When I saw the beautiful inspiration she offered us for this challenge, I could only think of a heart shape and my mind went to Valentine's Day.

This card has 2 types of ruffles: the scalloped paper "ribbon" and the ruffles on the heart, which I created with distressed 3/4" circles of Riding Hood Red cardstock.

Today I received my first order from Papertrey Ink. I'm very impressed with this company. Their packaging is impeccable. I had to use Background Basics Text Style II right away and their Fresh Snow ink. I'm in love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Background Basics Text Style II (PTI), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: White (PTI), Riding Hood Red, Riding Hood Red DSP (SU!)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU!), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Scallop Edge Punch (SU!), Word Window punch (SU!), 3/4" circle punch, paper crimper
Other: Tombow mono liquid glue, foam tape, rhinestones (Michael's ), white gel pen (Sakura)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Greetings, Earthling!

Hi everyone! It's Monday again; already? Here are two cards I made over the weekend. The first one is for Kristina's Finally Friday challenge (create a circle card or a holiday card). The second one was for the circle card (& color) challenge for Embellish Magazine. My computer acted up on me when I was trying to upload the card for the challenge, so I didn't make the deadline. Sigh! I hate computers sometimes.

A few months ago, I ordered the Greetings, Earthlings set from Stampin' Up. This is the first time I've used the stamps.

Since I don't have Copic markers, my coloring "tool" of choice on these cards was to use paper pieceing for images such as this cute alien. Both cards are 4.25" in diameter. I used a toothpick as the banner holder on the first card. I like how it looks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Greetings, Earthling (SU!)
Paper: Pacific Point - textured, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Green Tea designer paper, Good Morning Sunshine designer paper (All SU!)
Ink: VersaMark, Chesnut Roan chalk ink (ColorBox)
Tools: circle cutter (Martha Stewart), Big Shot w/circles embossing folder, square punch (to cut edge of banner), oval cutter (Coluzzle)
Other: foam tape, Stickles, butter (Making Memories)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Violet

I made this hybrid card for my friend Violet, who celebrates her birthday this weekend.

The card front is a digi page from Fee Jardine called Fallin 4 You Mixed Up Papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs. I added paper from Making Memories and a Hambly Studios sticker on top of the card front.

I again used the digital cutting kit from Jen Allyson called Project Cuts - Cut Out Card to cut the card front and insert using my QuicKutz Silhouette.

The butterfly was created by using a brayer to add color onto glossy paper. I stamped a woodgrain stamp using VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!), woodgrain stamp (Hero Arts)

Paper: kraft (SU!), white glossy kromekote, Chloe's Closet (Making Memories), Fallin 4 You Mixed Up Papers (Sweet Shoppe Designs), Kraft Cardstock Sticker (Hambly Studios)

Ink: Chestnut Roan (ColorBox), Kaleidacolor Country, VersaMark

Tools: corner rounder (Fiskars), QuicKutz Silhouette, Big Shot, Butterfly die (SU!), brayer

Other: clear embossing powder, button (Making Memories), twine (SU!), foam tape

Thanks! - Digi Papers By Fee Jardine

Hi everyone! This has been Fee Jardine day on my blog. The card front is digi pager from Fee Jardine called Fallin 4 You Mixed Up Papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Of all the hybrid cards I'm posting today, this is my least favorite. The ribbon and the scalloped edge under the ribbon don't add anything to this card. I added glittered glue (Stickles) to the paper to give a cool detail and make a digi paper seem like embellished paper.

I again used the digital cutting kit from Jen Allyson called Project Cuts - Cut Out Card to cut the card front and insert using my QuicKutz Silhouette.

Thanks for looking!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Many Thanks (SU!-retired)

Paper: chocolate chip (SU!), Fallin 4 You Mixed Up Papers (Sweet Shoppe Designs)

Ink: VersaMark

Tools: corner rounder (Fiskars), QuicKutz Silhouette, scalloped edge punch (SU!)

Other: white embossing powder, twine (Blackbird Studios), foam tape, Riding Hood Red ribbon (SU!), white gel pen (Sakura)