Let Your Dreams Take Flight Grad Card

Dreams Take Flight

The main focal image of this card is from the Inkadinkado stamp set Horses Mustang #99540.  This is a great stamp set with a lot of fun horse images.  The sentiment is from the Hot Off The Press stamp set Feathers. The eagle and grass stamps are from Stampscapes while the mountains in the background are from the Stampin’ Up set Waterfront.

The background was created with Ranger Buttercup and Sunflower Archival inks, Colorbox Canary and Caliento pigment inks, Colorbox Lipstick Red and Dark Brown chalk inks, and Memento Morocco, Tangelo, and Toffee Crunch inks.

Additional color was added to the horse with Copic markers E37 and E18, YG63 for the grass, and W3, W4 and W10 for the clouds and shadows. Highlights were added to the horse’s nose and legs with a white gel pen.


The inside features another horse image from the Inkadinkado stamp set and two sentiment stamps from Reverse Confetti’s Boho Vibes. I repeated the same color and ink combinations for the background and once again colored the horse with Copic markers E37 and E18 and the grass with Copic marker YG63.

The patterned paper is from The Paper Studio’s Cheyenne paper pack.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and have a fun, crafty week!


Stamping Bella Wedding Wishes

Wedding Card1

Today’s project is a wedding card featuring the Stamping Bella stamp Brett and Brenda Get Married.  I colored the image with Copic markers: E00, E02 (skin tones); YR21, YR31, E15 (Brenda’s hair); E35, E37 (Brett’s hair), R17, R37 (the flowers, heart, and Brenda’s shoes); YG63 (the leaves); B60 (shading on Brenda’s dress), C3, C5, C6, C7, C8 (Brett’s tux); C3 (ground shading); B000, B02 (background).

I cut the focal image out with deckle-edged scissors and highlighted the edges with Broken China Distress Ink.

I used a white gel pen to add faux stitched edges and a dotted background to a black piece of cardstock then attached the focal image with foam tape.  This piece was then adhered to the front of the card.

The stamps and dies used to create the rose are from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection.  I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Color Box Lipstick Red Chalk Ink and Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. I added glue and a dusting of glitter to the flower petals for a little glimmer and sparkle.

This a 5″ x 7″ foldout card – I cut a piece of 6″ x 7″ black cardstock, scoring it at 1 inch on the 6-inch edge to create a tab, then used double-sided tape to attach this piece to the right side of the card.  Here is a look at the inside of the card with just the front flap open:

Wedding Card2

And below is the card fully opened displaying the three inside panels:

Wedding Card3

The heart borders on the left and right side panels were created with the Die’sire Rococo die.  The leaves were made with a die from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection, the doves are from the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection, and the bird cage is from the newest Heartfelt Creations release – the Lush Lilac Collection.  The circular die-cuts on the left and right side panels were made with a die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs #1254 Entwined Circles set.

The patterned papers used throughout the card are also from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection.

Finally, here is a look at the back when the card is closed:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Have a happy and crafty week!

Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Sympathy

Today’s project was a sympathy card I made recently for a co-worker featuring the paper and a couple of flowers from Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Collection:

Sympathy 2018

The flowers were stamped in Wilted Violet and colored with Faded Lilac Distress Inks.  I used the flower shaping mold from the Lush Lilac collection to make shaping the flowers quick and easy.  One of the stamens now available on the Heartfelt Creations site was glued inside of each flower for added interest.

I also added a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Heartfelt Sympathy set and some die-cut branches from Impression Obsession’s Foliage die set #DIE334-Y.

But the real star of this show is the paper from this collection.  Even without any additional embellishments, it would make a stunning statement on its own.

The inside of the card features more paper from the Lush Lilac Collection as well as a sentiment from the Sympathy Sentiments set by My Sentiment Exactly:

Sympathy 2018 inside

This card came together very quickly, but still shows the recipient they are being thought of during their time of sorrow.

I wish you all a happy and crafty week!

Silent Night, Holy Night

Silent Night

As we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the approaching holidays, we don’t always have the time for handmade cards that we would like.  Here is a great card that is easy to make and still looks like you spent a lot of time creating it.

This card features papers from two Heartfelt Creations collections, Snow Kissed and Festive Holly as well as a few holly sprigs die-cut from black card stock.  Inside there is another section of Festive Holly paper, the cardinals from the Holly Berry Jingle stamp set, more holly sprigs and a stamped sentiment.

Silent Night Inside

The cardinal image was colored with Copic Markers. R05, R17, R35, R37, R59, and Y17 for the cardinals; R17 and R39 for the berries; YG61 and YG63 for the leaves, and E37 for the branches.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and will give it a try for yourself!

Christmas Cardinals, Bells, and Lanterns

What could be more reminiscent of home than the brilliant red of a cardinal against the crisp white background of newly fallen snow or the sight of a Christmas lantern lighting the way as the gentle sounds of Christmas bells fill the air?

At least, that’s what I was thinking as I created this next card . . .

Cardinals Bells Lantern

With papers, stamps, and dies from the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly collection, I was able to create exactly what I was envisioning in no time at all!

I took one of the sheets from the Festive Holly paper pack and cut it down to 5.75″ x 5.75″ then adhered it to a 6″ x 6″ card base.  The lantern, cardinal, and holly were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers then cut out with the matching dies.

Copic Markers Used: Lampost – C3, C5, C7, C9. Flame – Y06, Y17, Y21, YR20. Candle – Y21. Leaves – YG61, YG63. Berries – R17, R39. Branch – E37. Cardinal – R35, R37, R39, Y17.


I used another piece of patterned paper inside the card as well as one of the larger tags:

Cardinal Bells Lantern inside


I hope you enjoyed today’s project – thanks for visiting!

Heartfelt Creations Christmas

With Heartfelt Creations, making Christmas Cards couldn’t be easier!  Their artwork is amazing and makes a beautiful card all on its own or you can jazz it up a bit with die-cuts, stamped and colored images and stamped sentiments.

The card below was made from their Snow Kissed paper collection–I just love these chickadees, don’t you?

Chickadee Xmas

Chickadee Xmas inside

All I added were a couple of die-cut pine boughs and berries on the front and a stamped sentiment on the tag inside, and in a matter of minutes, I had a great card completed!

Next up is a lovely card from this year’s Winter’s Eve collection–I just added a simple stamped greeting to the front:

Deer and Pines

Then on the inside, I used one of the more simple background papers so that I could highlight the two sentiments and various die-cut images:

Deer and Pines inside


Here’s another card from the Winter’s Eve collection that looks great but couldn’t have been easier to make:


And finally, here are two cards I made from the Festive Holly collection–once again, all I added were a couple of stamped and die-cut sentiments:


Give one or all of these paper collections a try for yourself and see just how fun and easy it can be to make great Christmas cards that your friends and family will treasure through the years.

Thanks for visiting and make it a crafty week everyone!

Lawn Fawn Lemonade Shaker Card

Lawn Fawn Lemonade Shaker Card

This fun little shaker card features the Lawn Fawn “Make Lemonade” stamp set.

Also used on this card were My Favorites Things die set Blueprint 27, the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Happy Summer” stamp set, and Impression Obsession’s Beach Chair die.

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a tall glass of cold lemonade or the sweet sound of bees buzzing on a sunny day, so of course, I couldn’t resist adding the bee stamp from Denami Designs, #D79 Curly Bee.

Here’s a look at the inside and back of the card:

The images were colored with the following Copic Markers – Bee: Y17, B41 / Pitcher: Y06, Y08, Y11, Y13, B41 / Glass: Y06, Y08, Y11, Y13, B41 / Lemon: Y06, Y11, Y13

This was a super quick and easy project to put together, and I highly recommend you give it a try for yourself!

Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by!