Happy Father’s Day to my Dad


Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there today!

Sharing a card that I made for my dad who LIVES to fish! Saw these characters on the Marjorieanne site and just knew that I had to have them.

It reminded me of when I used to go fishing with my dad when I was younger.

Used Cricut Explore and and file “fishingwithdad_marjorieanndesigns039887” .svg cutting files for characters, scene and fish, on the front and inside of the card. Inked around all edges with various Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours and used Xyron Create-a-sticker to aid in putting all of the little pieces together.

Created clouds and background water with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie.

Background paper – Gone Fishing PA-0909 – American Traditions Designs.

Inside the card.

Card background is actually white, but it shows up as a light grey here.

Sentiment is from – Your Next Stamp – Keepin’ it Reel – CYNS388.

My dad loved it! Hope you do too!

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Beary Merry Christmas Bears


Hi There,

Just getting an early start on this years Christmas cards. I make over 40 cards every year!

All cards are made using Too Cute By Jessica – Little Lovelies A Beary Merry Christmas. .svg design is by Jessica Owens.

I uploaded the patterns for the bears into Cricut Design Space and cut using my Cricut Explore.

Inked all of the edges for the bears and accessories and then ran the pieces through my Xyron’s for easy assembly. Highlighted the eyes with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

For the first bear, sentiment was stamped using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom – Season’s Tweetings.

Used Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies. I ran the die half way through my Big Shot and then turned it around to get the ribbon edge on both sides.

Patterned Paper – American Crafts – Merry and Bright 6 x 6″ pad and American Crafts – Holiday 6 x 6″ pad. The top patterned paper was cut out using Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames. I also used the same die for the foam used to make this a shaker card. Filled the shaker card with Creatology Glitter.

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Here is a close up:

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For my second card, I used American Crafts – Peppermint Express 6 x 6″ paper pad and May Arts Ribbon.

Highlighted ribbon on bear and present with Wink of Stella – GL Green 040.

Edged  around large present with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn.

Sentiment is from the same .svg file.

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Here are a couple of close ups:

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For the last bear, I used the paper from American Crafts – Peppermint Express 6 x 6″ paper pad as well. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn.

Put the green paper from Craft Smith Green through Cutttlebug using Snow Dots Embossing Folder.

Squares cut out with My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out.

Sentiment from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Holly Day Punnies.

Bow – May Arts Ribbon.

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Here is a close up:

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Hope you like them!

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day


Hi There,

Like to share a card that I made for St. Patrick’s Day.

The file is from Too Cute By Jessica – Lucky Leprechauns

Lucky Leprachauns

Outlined hair – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tangerine Tango

Sky – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tempting Turquoise

Clouds – Used as a template – Craftin Desert Diva’s – Outdoor Landscape Dies

Pot of Gold Coins – Recollections – Gold Glitter Paper Roll

To outline various parts on the characters, I used various colours of chalk. Eyelashes were done with Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink Pen. Eye highlights with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Buttons – Sakura Glaze – Black

Grass – Shamrocks from – Cricut Cartridge – A Child’s Year. “St. Patrick’s #M2F10F”. I inserted the image into Cricut Design Space and then ungrouped the image and deleted all parts except for the Shamrock. I then did a copy and paste twice. Making the shamrock into various sizes. Next, I copied and pasted all 3 images twice more. Then printed out to the Cricut Explore telling it to print the image 8 times.

Used my Xyron Creative Station  and Xyron Create a Sticker to for all of the pieces to make it easier to put everything together.

Paper – Watercolour paper.