Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fortieth Anniversary Card

Hello Everyone!
Hope your new year is going well.  I am busy getting back to normal after the Holidays.  Finally packed up all the decorations the other day.  I finished an afghan for the bedroom.  And, made some cross stitch projects.  I am also working on Valentine's Day  cards for a card drive.  I will share photos of those later.
Today's post is a card I sort of cased from a Stampin' Up catalog.  I made the card for a custom order.


Stamps are all from Stampin' Up.  I also added a sheet of velum over the red striped decorative paper.




Challenges:
Brown Sugar: Anything goes
Creative Corner: Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:Anything goes

That's all for now.  See you again soon.  I will have some photos of new projects.  Maybe the afghan too.  Have a lovely day!
Karen

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome Baby Card

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the new year!  I thought I would start off the new year with a Welcome Baby Card.  This was a card made for a card order. I used lots of pink, as the baby is a girl.



  • Stamps are from Stampin' Up and My Sentiments Exactly.



  •  Used pink CS and DP.  Added a pink doily heart



Nice change up from all the winter and Holiday cards.  I am already looking forward to Spring.  I know I have a long wait though.


Two fun challenges for my baby card:

Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper: anything with decorative paper-Jan
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes

See you next time for my crafty fun!!
Karen

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Inspirational Sentiments on Silhouette stamps from Technique Junkies

Hello Dreamers,
We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year.  How about some lovely sentiments to close out the year.  The stamps are from Technique Junkies.
The first project is for all the dog lovers:


Materials:
Stamps: Rescue Love from Technique Junkies
Ink: Cornflower Archival 
CS: White; Lost Lagoon (Stampin' Up)
DP: K & Company
Blue Doily: Curiosity Corners
Sugar Dots Embellishments - Michaels
Ribbon Seam Binding Baja Breeze (SU)
Scallop Heart Die Cut- Spellbinders
Thread to match Seam binding
Needle


 Make It:

  • Make a card base from Lost Lagoon CS (a medium teal color)
  • Add a layer of DP and the Doily
  • On white CS stamp Rescue Love stamp with Cornflower ink and die cut
  • die cut another heart layer from Lost Lagoon CS
  • Add both to the card base
  • Add Sugar Dot embellishments


  •  Make ruffle with Ribbon Seam binding: cut a length of seam binding.  With needle and thread run long stitches along edge and pull up to gather.  Place a line of glue around top left of heart and press the ruffle into the glue.  Add a bow to the end of the ruffle




Second project:

Materials List:
Stamps: Survive Together and Trust Your Journey both from Technique Junkies
Ink: Regal Rose Dye (Stampin' Up); Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance Pigment
CS: white, pink textured, dark pink
Velum
Paper Flower Embellishment
Pink Ribbon
Heat gun


Make It:

  • Make a card base from pink textured CS
  • Stamp the Survive together on white CS with Regal Rose ink
  • Add a layer of dark pink CS; add to card base
  • Stamp Trust Your Journey on Velum with pigment ink
  • Heat set with heat gun
  • Glue to bottom of card slightly overlapping main image


  •  Glue the ribbon to card and add paper flower over ends of ribbon


If I don't see again until next year, I wish you the happiest and healthiest New Year.  And, thanks for brightening my day by stopping by to say hi.
Karen McAlpine

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Hello Friends, Family, Followers, and Everyone,


Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!



I will have a few more posts this year.  Looking forward to the new year.  Have a lovely day.
Karen

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry and Bright Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone!
Just a really quick post to share the rest of the Christmas cards I made to send out.
This card uses  heavy decorative paper.  I cut the front down to show the inside of the card.







One more card to go.  I will post it tomorrow.  Having a small get together this afternoon.  Should be fun.
Karen

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Cards Using Rub Ons

Hello All,
Getting closer to Christmas.   I baked all day Wednesday.  I made up a few plates of cookies for my neighbors and began delivering them.  I have two plates left to deliver today.  I also included a cross stitched ornament with the cookies.

I found a package of rub ons in my stash.  The designs were really pretty, but I had never used them.  I decided that I would use each large rub on as the focal point instead of trying to add it as an embellishment.  This worked out well.  The cards were sent out to friends.
3-D holly stickers and ribbon were added to complete the cards.






See you next time for more Christmas cards.  I have two more designs to share.  Have a great day.
Karen

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Whimsical Bird on Christmas Card

Hello Dreamers!
Still time for one more Christmas card before the big day.  I hope you are enjoying your Holiday season.  I am busy with preparations for the Holiday.  My nephew and niece are hosting dinner this year.  Which is nice.  I will make a dish to take along.
So, let's check out my Christmas card made with Technique Junkies stamps.  I used a non Christmas stamp and a Christmas sentiment to make two pretty little cards.


Materials List:
Stamps: Whimsical Bird Branch and Christmas Ornament Trio set (sentiment) both from Technique Junkies
Ink: Real Red and Garden Green (Stampin' Up)
CS: white, bright green, light bright green, dark green
DP: Christmas paper
Copic Markers
Ribbons
Spellbinders Oval Die Cut



Make It:

  • Make card bases from green CS
  • Wrap ribbons around layers of DP and CS before gluing to the card base
  • Add layers of CS and DP to complete the backgrounds
  • On white CS stamp the Whimsical Bird Branch - once in red and once in green ink
  • Color the images with Copic Markers
  • Die cut the stamped pieces
  • Stamp the sentiment 
  • Tie ribbons in bows and add to cards




Inside of Card: sentiment is from Christmas Ornament Trio Set

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!  I hope your Holiday is filled with Love, Laughter, and Joy!
Karen McAlpine
Dreaming and Creating