Thursday, February 20, 2020

Milestone Birthday: 80 Years Young

Hello Everyone,
Today's card is to celebrate my Mother's 80th birthday!  She is now 80 years young! 
I used Stampin' Up stamps and dies for the tea cup and flowers.  I added sheer ribbon, die cut swirls, and a paper doily.  The dark teal background is dry embossed.





The tea cup and flowers and colored with Copic makers.







Inside: Sentiment stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

Mom had a nice birthday.  We all went out for dinner.  And, then my nephew also took her out for lunch on another day as he and his wife couldn't make the dinner get together.  So, very fun.

I will be back next time with another milestone birthday---Two years old!  See you then.

Karen

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valentine's Day Card: Part 3

Hello Everyone,
Part 3 of my Valentine's is the card I made for my husband.  I used a stamp from Technique Junkies as the main focal point.


I paired this stamped heart with a plaid background paper.  I added some stamped swirls and distressed the edges with ink.  Finished off the card with a polka dot ribbon.

Also added some metal embellishments on the side.




Inside of card:

I hope you had some fun making a few Valentine's Day Cards.  I send them out to friends and family.  I think it is fun to share the love.   I just don't make the too mushy. LOL 
See you next time for an Eightieth Birthday Card.

Karen

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Valentine's Day Cards: Part 2

Hello Friends,
Back today with the second Valentine's Day Card.  This card uses short pieces of ribbon for embellishment.  Great project to use up all those ribbon scraps. 


I used a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly on this card too.  See part 1 here
I cut short pieces of ribbon and glued them down.  I added the red ribbon over top as the banner stringer.



This card was fun to make.  I just love using ribbon on my projects.  And, this was a different way to incorporate ribbon.

Next post I will share the card I made for my husband.  See you then.

Karen

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Day Cards: Part 1

Hello Everyone! 
It seems to be that time of year again....Time for Valentine's Day cards.  I made a few this year.  Already sent them out to friends and family.  Today, I will share one of the cards.


I used a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly and some heart themed papers on this card.  I finished it off with a pretty bow. 

This was an easy card that went together quickly.  So, pretty fun to make.  Still loving all my My Sentiment Exactly stamps. 

Check back in a few days for the second card.  I made a total of 3 different designs on 9 cards. 
Have a sweet day!

Karen

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Music Themed Masculine Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,
Back today with another masculine birthday card.  This one was made for my husband (who is a musician). The guitar is his second favorite instrument.  The trumpet is his first fav. 



 I found this guitar stamp at a stamping show a few years ago.  It is from The Artful Stamper.  Really makes a great "guy" card.  I double stamped the Happy Birthday with brown and black ink.  Looks kind of shadowy that way. 




Glad you stopped by today.  I will have Valentine's Day cards coming up next.  Hope you will stop by and check them out.  And, let me know what you think.

Have an extra super day. 
Karen

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Masculine Birthday: Fishes

Hello Everyone!
Hope all had a great Holiday season.  I did enjoy time with  family over the holidays.  I am back today with a masculine birthday card made for my nephew.  He loves to go fishing soooo...




Stamps are from The Stampin' Place.  The background fish stamp was stamped on white CS with Adirondack Pesto ink.  The individual fish were stamped with Adirondack Oregano ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut.



I added some die cuts to simulate water flora. 




Inside looks like this:


We are getting lots of snow today here in Michigan, USA.  Good day to stay inside and make cards!  See you next time for another masculine birthday card.

Karen

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Cheer Part Six and Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Everyone!!
Here are the rest of my cards made for family and friends.   I added paper doilies and used a bit of pink.







Merry Christmas!!!

See you after the Holidays with two masculine birthday cards.
Karen