Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fun with Joy Fold Squared

Hello everyone! This weekend I had so much fun making cards using the Joy Fold Squared that Tricia featured over at StampTV's  Friday Funday.  You can see her tutorial here, she also has a PDF file you can download.  I made one small change to the measurements for the insert. Instead of cutting a 5-1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock, cut a 6" x 3" piece and score at 3" to get the small square. Then line with a 2-3/4" square.

Card Recipe:
Card base - Ivory - 6-1/8" x 4-1/4" (scored at 4-1/4")
Insert - Ivory - 6" x 3" (scored at 3")
Pattern Papers (I used Gina K's Sunkissed Autumn) - 4" square; 1-5/8" x 4"
Orange tissue paper - 4" square adhered to a 2-3/4" square panel
Sunflower - A Year of Flowers illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger 
Sentiment - Fabulous Frame Fillers illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger 

Card Recipe:
Card base - Ivory - 6-1/8" x 4-1/4" (scored at 4-1/4")
Insert - Ivory - 6" x 3" (scored at 3")
Pattern Papers (I used Gina K's Merry Little Christmas) - 4" square; 1-5/8" x 4"
Red tissue paper - 4" square adhered to a 2-3/4" square panel
Poinsettia - A Year of Flowers illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger 
Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder
Ranger Diamond Stickles

Card Recipe:
Card base - GKD Prickly Pear - 6-1/8" x 4-1/4" (scored at 4-1/4")
Insert - Prickly Pear - 6" x 3" (scored at 3")
Pattern Papers (I used Gina K's Delicate Essentials) - 4" square; 1-5/8" x 4"
Ivory - 2-3/4" square 
Butterfly & Sentiment - Birthday Essentials StampTV Kit 
Gina K. Designs Fine Detail Gold embossing powder

I entered the first two cards to this week's StampTV Mix It Up Monday challenge - Get Out The Tissue
The butterfly card is entered in this week's Mod Squad Challenge - The Wing's The Thing

This Joy Fold is fun, easy and a great way to use up your pattern paper packs.  I hope you try it (if you haven't already). Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and blessings.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Navidades en Julio + Sketch #49

Saludos a tod@s. Hoy comparto tres tarjetas que logré hacer este fin de semana, estaba muy inspirada! Latina Crafter tuvo un blog hop el viernes 17 de julio (todavía hay tiempo para participar) con el motivo "Navidades en Julio".  Según fui haciendo el recorrido, los hermosos proyectos del DT me inspiraron tanto que hice dos tarjetas de Navidad utilizando los productos de Latina Crafter.

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing three cards that I made this weekend, I was very inspired!  Latina Crafter had a blog hop on Friday themed Christmas in July (there's still time to participate).  As I hopped along I was inspired by the beautiful projects the DT made, so I made two Christmas cards using Latina Crafter products.

En la primera tarjeta usé el stencil "Flores y puntos", tapando las flores de abajo para dar la impresión de que estuviera nevando. También usé la chica del set "Feliz Navidad" y la coloreé usando los marcadores Spectrum Noir.   

For my first card I used the stencil "Flores y puntos".  I covered the flowers to get the snowing effect. The girl is from the "Feliz Navidad" set which I colored using Spectrum Noir markers. The two words are cut using their dies.

Para la segunda tarjeta me dejé llevar por el Sketch #49. Usé el set "Labels de Navidad" con embossing en color oro y distressing. Los banderines son del set "Mi Mejor Amiga".  

For my second card I used Sketch #49, "Labels de Navidad" with gold embossing powder. The banners are from "Mi Mejor Amiga" stamp set.

La tercera tarjeta es mi participación en el Sketch #49 + Twist Baby Shower.  Usé los sets "Ella" y "Mi Mejor Amiga". 

Espero que les guste y gracias por la visita.  Hasta la próxima. Abrazos y bendiciones.

I hope you like them and thanks for passing by. 'Til next post. Hugs & Blessings


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fast & Easy Birthday

Hi! Hope you're having a wonderfully creative day!

This week's Mod Squad Challenge calls for a fast and easy card, perfect for the summertime when we are spending more time outdoors and might need to make a card quickly,

For my card I used Melanie Muenchinger's Fabulous Frame and Fabulous Frame Fillers stamp sets and Gina K's Birthday Blessings (sentiment).

All cardstock are from Gina K. Designs: Ocean Mist, Prickly Pear & White layering weight. The frame is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Spectrum Noir BT5. The flowers are stamped using Memento London Fog and the centers colored with CT1,  

This card comes together fast and easy, it took me longer to decide what to make for the challenge than to make it.  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and Blessings.

Update: My card was chosen Top 3 in the Mod Squad Challenge!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pattern Paper Bliss

Happy Tuesday my friends! Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone is having a great time and wonderful weather. We are having some very hot, dry and hazy days because of the Saharan dust that keeps the much needed rain away.  A drought has been declared so water rationing has been put into effect. You would think that because we are surrounded by water we wouldn't have this problem. Go figure.  A scientist might be able to explain it, I'm not, so I can't. What I can do is stick to what I know and that's card making.

Today's card is for this week's Mod Squad Challenge. We are to use pattern paper any way we wish. The pattern paper I used are from two collections by Gina K. Designs: Delicate Essentials and Garden Tour. The focal image is from the Flowers & Frames StampTV kit and the sentiment and butterfly are from the Birthday Essentials kit.

I don't know about you but I have a hard time cutting into my pattern paper, which is ridiculous because you buy it to use it not to hoard it, LOL! So this challenge is perfect to get those papers out. All papers and cardstock are from Gina K. Designs. The card base is Fresh Asparagus and the mat layer is Prickly Pear. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and heat embossed it using white embossing powder, then I colored the rose and the background with Spectrum Aqua markers. I'm still learning to use them but I love them.  The butterfly is stamped on pattern paper and also heat embossed. 

Well that's it for today. Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderfully creative week.

Hugs and blessings.