Monday, October 30, 2017

Savor the Journey Masculine Birthday Card

Hi, dear friends!
The start of another week, and I'm rearin' to go with some card making. I finished this one this morning and am working now on a birthday card for our granddaughter, Dixie.

I loaded it with lots of gears, both paper and metal, layered. I used my Cheery Lynn Designs Border #15 die, Alterations Thinlits Gearhead and Idea-ology Gears. I also added a Hex Fastener to hold some of the stack together. The metal timepiece is by Prima.

The papers are a mix of Bo Bunny and some Prima Engraver. The ephemera is Tim Holtz Layers Collection. The sentiment tag is tied with a torn strip of material I stained with Distress Ink... Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs. The tiny tag is from the Sizzix Framelits w/Stamps set by Stephanie Bernard #660195.

The antique car is a printed chipboard piece by FarmHouse (who is now out of business). I fussy cut the suit cases from a Tattered Angels Travel Calling Card... stained with Vintage Photo DI.

Pretty much everything is popped up with art foam or 3-D adhesive.

The Savor the Journey tag is layered with a scrap of the Bo Bunny paper. It was from that same Calling Cards set by TA.
Now back to my craft room. Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 27, 2017

It's Pumpkin Season Decor Piece

Friday... finally!
Hi friends! What a busy week. Has it been for you as well?

I created this Fall themed decor piece to set on an easel. It's around 5x7"... cardboard base covered with fabric. I used Prima's Amber Moon collection... papers, ephemera, printed chipboard stickers, and Bramble flowers. The antique bronze timepiece is by Prima, too.

I tucked in a bronze filigree leaf (The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and some white thread.

Lots of layers (popped up with art foam or adhesive foam strips), distressing, ink... TH Distress Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo. 

I love all the pumpkins on this piece. You can never have too many pumpkins as far as I'm concerned.

Pumpkins, birds, butterflies, and colorful leaves. What could be better?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Serenity Encouragement Card

Happy Monday, Friends!
Sorry for the absence lately. My Mom had some physical problems and we needed to be on hand to help. She is 96 now, so things can get serious in a hurry. Glad to say, she's home again and doing pretty well. 
I was able to get one card made for a friend at church who is also having some difficulties. I gave it a Fall theme since those are the papers I have laying on my desk right now, along with a stack of stamped sentiments I created when I first bought my TH Stamp Platform. I had made a pile of Thinlits Fall Foliage die-cut leaves, too, and added a few of those for some color.

I topped it off with granddaughter Katie's acorns.

Hope this the the beginning of a great week for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

It's Pumpkin Season Gatefold Card

Hi friends! It's a beautiful Saturday morning here in Ohio. 
I'm biding my time till it warms up a bit and I can get outside and trim some bushes. The weather has been ideal for outdoor work, so I need to get it done before things start to cool down.

I created another Fall themed gatefold card to show you. I'm really loving this style and, of course, Prima's Amber Moon collection.

The ephemera pack contains some vellum pieces... such a great assortment. I used this wreath one, backing it with a Thinlits Stitched Circles die-cut and popping it up with 3-D foam adhesive.

A half of a Tim Holtz Pumpkin Pieces with a piece of real vine and a couple of leaves cut with Thinlits Fall Foliage. I inked the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The tiny blossom is from I Am Roses.

The real acorns came from my daughter's front yard. My supply was running low, so I asked my granddaughter if she would get me some more. She presented me with a quart Mason jar a third filled. I will probably never run out again. 
I always bake my naturals for 20 minutes at 220 degrees to make sure there are no creepy-crawly things in them.

Another piece of ephemera teamed with Fall Foliage and Festive Greens pine die-cuts.

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Gatefold Card with Thinlits Scarecrow

Hey there, sweet friends! Happy Thursday!
These gatefold cards are addicting. So much fun to make trying to match papers for the different sections. In a way, they're like making a pocket card without the tag.

This one was for our son's birthday. Since I wanted to make it a Fall theme, I pulled out my new Scarecrow die. I used a textured black cardstock to cut this cute guy along with the birds. Since the paper had a black core, I didn't do any sanding on this one.

The papers are a variety of brands, but that top one is Prima's Amber Moon. The "happy" die cut and "birthday" stamp are from Avery Elle's Sentimental Too sets of dies and stamps. The leaves were cut with Sizzix Thinlits Fall Foliage.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Together Gatefold Anniversary Card

Hi dear friends!
Another busy time for the Penmaker and me... helping out with family projects. So happy we're in good health and able to lend a hand.  
I stopped long enough to create a gatefold card for our daughter and S-I-L's anniversary.

When I pre-ordered Tim Holtz Home For The Holidays Thinlits set, I thought it might be one of those double-duty Christmas dies that would be good for more than just the one holiday. I was right. 

I have several ideas in my head, and this Fall card is one of them. Nothing says you have to put the gift box in the trunk. After all, you can fussy-cut just about anything and stick in there.

I chose a variety of last year's Fall papers in my stash and added them with some from my new Amber Moon collection from Prima. The circle is Thinlits Stitched Circles. Also in the mix is burlap from the TH Textured Surfaces package. I cut the Together sentiment with Friendship Words Block Thinlits double layering it.

Thanks for stopping by!
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