Sunday, May 22, 2022

If the Shoe Fits...

 Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to girlie month here in Dreamland.  In honor of Mother's Day, I will be focusing on super girlie themes like lipsticks, shoes and purses.   Today's card features a die cut purse to wear with lovely shoes.



Stamps: 
Shoes, Purse, and Flowers - Dressed To Impress stamps and matching dies from Stampin' Up
Matching Purse Sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly Stamps (retired)
Various Die cuts



Lace was added to the edge of the purse and used to dress up the gray ribbon bow.


Second card with different color scheme.


Inside of cards. Sentiment from Stampin' Up



I will use the cards as an all-occasion card to send for one of those just because kind of days.  Stayed tuned for the next post with more lovely shoes and girlie cards.
Hope you have a lovely day!!

Karen

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Elegant Celebration with Shoes!

 Hello Everyone,

Back today with more of my girlie themed cards for the month of May in honor of Mother's Day.  What is more girlie than shoes, flowers, and lace??!! I intend to use the cards for birthdays, but the cards would work for other celebrations too.  



Stamps: 
Shoes and Flowers - Dressed To Impress stamps and matching dies from Stampin' Up
Elegance Sentiment from Whimsy Stamps (retired)
Celebrate in Style from Amuse Studio 
Various Die cuts


Backgrounds are filled with lots of elements including lace, floral die cuts, and Eiffel tower die cut.










Very stylish!  And so so girlie!!  Love it!!  Next post highlights matching shoes and purse!!  Gotta love that!  See you soon. So glad you stopped by today.

Karen

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Bold As Your LIpstick

 Hello,

Today's cards are two that I made for my nieces who are very Fabulous!  This month I will be focusing on very girlie cards with lipsticks, purses, and shoes.  Check out my Mother's Day cards in the previous post. 

Stamps: Dressed To Impress stamp set and matching dies from Stampin' Up





I used the Bold as your lipstick sentiment on the inside.


A totally different color scheme on the second card.


In the next post, I will share some very girlie cards with shoes.  OOOh. Who doesn't love shoes??

So glad you stopped by today.  Hope your day is fabulous!

Karen

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Mother's Day Cards

 Hello,

It is May already!! That means Mother's Day!  I make cards for all my besties.  I also made some similar cards for my nieces that are not mothers but are super special to me.  I will post their cards in the next post.

I just love this sentiment about being bold as your lipstick.  I thought it was appropriate for all my super sweet girlfriends. I used bold colors for the cards and made them very girly.  I added die cut circles and pretty papers for the backgrounds.  



Stamps: Dressed To Impress set and matching dies from Stampin' Up.
Lipsticks are colored with Copics.  Flowers are two step stamping stamps.









Inside of the card:




The cards are going out in the mail this week.  Check back for the next post.  I will share the cards for my nieces.  See you then.
Karen


Monday, April 18, 2022

Large Colorful Floral Cards with Pieced Backgrounds

Hello Everyone,

Here I am back today with the final post showcasing the pieced background cards.  As you can tell by how many cards I made, I really liked this technique.  I found that I could really get creative with the focal points and embellishments.

Here is how I made the backgrounds.

 The background was created by cutting strips of decorative paper and laying them down on an adhesive sheet.  The backgrounds were then cut to size.  I had fun with this background technique and made a lot of cards using them.  I was also able to use up lots of my decorative paper scraps.

Stamp: You've Got This from Stampin' Up retired

Flowers are colored with Copic markers.



Embellishments for this card: pearls, lace, die cut circles


Embellishments: Rick rack, ribbon, die cut circles




Embellishments: lace trim, pearls, die cut circles



Embellishments: pearls, rick rack, ribbon, die cut circles

I sure hope you enjoyed the journey.  I shared all of the pieced background cards with you over the past six weeks!!!  Let me know if you like this technique in the comments.  Would love to see what you make too.  Have a happy day!!

Karen

Monday, April 11, 2022

Floral all Occasion Cards with Pieced Backgrounds

Hello Everyone,

Here I am shamelessly bringing you more of my pieced background cards.  I did say I made a ton of these cards.  The backgrounds just looked so cool I could not stop making them.  LOL 


  The background was created by cutting strips of decorative paper and laying them down on an adhesive sheet.  The backgrounds were then cut to size.  I had fun with this background technique and made a lot of cards using them.  I was also able to use up lots of my decorative paper scraps.


The first two cards use large die cuts as focal points.  Love the aqua color scheme!  





The next cards have a stamped large flower as the focal point. 

Stamp: You've Got This from Stampin' Up retired 

Flowers were colored with copic markers.






This card will be used for a wedding or anniversary card.  Therefore, I added a pretty ribbon/lace trim.



Please stop in again next time for the last post showcasing the pieced backgrounds.  

See you then!

Karen

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Happy Easter Cherry Blossoms and Swallows

 Hello Friends,

Breaking into the posts of my striped background cards to post a couple of the Easter cards I made.

Each card has essentially the same layout.  I alternated between ovals and rectangles for the die cut background for layering the cherry blossom branch.  I stamped and die cut swallows to add to each card.

Lots of pastel colors were used for inks, papers, and cardstocks.




Stamps: Soaring Swallows from Stampin' Up
Die Cuts: Swallows and Branch dies from Stampin' Up; Rectangles and ovals from Spellbinders














Really fun card to make. Although, the cherry blossoms required a bit of patience to glue.  I used Tacky Glue applied with a toothpick.  

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Happy Spring.  

See again next time for more of my striped background cards.  Have a lovely day.

Karen

Monday, April 4, 2022

Cheers to You! with Pieced Backgrounds

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to part three of my pieced background cards.  Today's cards could be used for birthday, anniversary, and general congratulations. The bright colors make them quite festive.


 The background was created by cutting strips of decorative paper and laying them down on an adhesive sheet.  The backgrounds were then cut to size.  I had fun with this background technique and made a lot of cards using them.  I was also able to use up lots of my decorative paper scraps.

Wine Glass Stamps: Sip Sip Hooray Stampin Up

Sentiment Stamp: Uncorked from My Favorite Things







I will be back with another addition of the pieced background card soon.  So happy you stopped by today.

Karen

Monday, March 28, 2022

Fancy Wedding Cake with Pieced Background

 Hello Friends,

Back with another set of cards that have a pieced background.

The background was created by cutting strips of decorative paper and laying them down on an adhesive sheet.  The backgrounds were then cut to size.  I had fun with this background technique and made a lot of cards using them.  I was also able to use up lots of my decorative paper scraps. 

The focal point on this card is a wedding/birthday cake. 

Stamps and Die cut set: Happy Birthday to You from Stampin' Up

Colored with Copic markers



Since this is a wedding cake, I added lots of tulle.  





The second card is for a birthday. I die cut the sprays from silver paper and tucked in around the flowers. 



Post number three of my pieced backgrounds is up next time.  Hope you stop by to see what the next cards look like.  Give this background technique a try. It is quite easy and has lots of possibilities. 

See you next time

Karen

Monday, March 21, 2022

Happy Birthday Balloons with Pieced Background

 Hello Everyone,

Enjoying a break from winter weather. And, looking forward to spring. Wanted to share this bright cheerful birthday card.  I used a balloon die cut for the focal point.  

The background was created by cutting strips of decorative paper and laying them down on an adhesive sheet.  The backgrounds were then cut to size.  I had fun with this background technique and made a lot of cards using them.  I was also able to use up lots of my decorative paper scraps. So win-win.  

Twine was used as the balloon string.




Very fun card.  Today's post is the first of my striped background cards.  I kid you not when I say I made a lot of them.  Well, I had a whole package of those adhesive sheets and wanted to do something with them.  I used many different color schemes and stamps to make the cards.  I enjoyed the creative process and seeing how different I could make each card look with the same background. 

Next time I will have another version of this background technique.

See you then!

Karen

Monday, March 14, 2022

Happy St Patrick's Day

 Hello Everyone,

Made a few St Pat's cards this year with a cute llama stamp set. Llamas are colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. The rainbow stamp is in the set too.  I layered it with a cloud punched shape.




May the luck of the Irish be with you!!  

Karen