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:

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

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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!

Reel Great Guys Birthday Slider Card

Reel Great Guy slider card

Today’s project is a slider card.  The main image is from Art Impressions Reel Great Guys stamp set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I masked the boat and fishermen and stamped the Stampscapes Pine Row 150E in the background several times with Memento Northern Pines ink.  I used Copic Markers G24 and G29 to fill in the areas that didn’t stamp.

The die-cuts around the image panel were cut from black card stock with the C.C. Designs Leafy Branch dies that I have had forever and use all the time.  (Sorry – I think these dies are discontinued now.)

The die to make the slider opening is from Lawn Fawn’s Slide On Over set.  (I saved the piece that was cut out to put behind the opening so the background in that area would match the rest of the image when the fish is slid up and down.)

The main image panel was matted on black card stock then adhered to pieces of foam to make room for the slider mechanism.  Under this is a piece of watercolor paper that was colored with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.  (I applied the inks to a craft sheet, spritzed with water, then pressed and twisted the watercolor paper through the inks until covered.)

Copic Markers used on main image:

Fisherman on left . . . Vest: FYG1, FYG2, YG13, YG06.  Hat: R14, R17, R27.  Shirt: B21, B23, B26. Fishing Pole: E33, E07. Hair: E19.

Fisherman on right . . . Vest: B63, B66, B69. Hat: YG23, G24. Shirt: B60, B63, B24. Hair: E19, W7, Colorless Blender 0.  Fishing Pole: E07.  Bobber: R14, R27.

Skin – both fisherman: E000, E00, E02, R02, R23, BV00.

Boat: E33, E35, E39.  Water: B91, B93, B95, B97.  Sky: B000, B00, B01.  Tree reflections in water: G28. A white gel pen was also used to add highlights to the water.

The fish is from the Simon Says Stamp Father’s Day Finds stamp set and was colored with FYG01, FYG02, YG01, YG23, Y02, B06, BG49, and BG78.  I added dots of BG18 to the face and tail fin and G29 to the body to create interest/texture.

Here is a view of the inside of the card:

RGG inside

Both of the sentiments are from the Art Impressions Reel Great Guys stamp set and were cut out with a couple of Spellbinders dies.  The background piece was again colored with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks, but this time I applied them directly to the watercolor paper with a foam applicator and then lightly spritzed with water.  The bubbles were added with Echo Park’s Bubbles Stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  Then I used another Echo Park stencil and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to add some fish to the background.  The following Memory Box dies were cut from black card stock: 99747 Family of Fish, 99745 Ocean Critters, and the “seaweed” and ocean plants at the bottom were actually created with Memory Box die 99461 Wildflower Landscape!

And let’s not forget the back of the card:

RGG back

I cut out Memory Box 99461 Wildflower Landscapes and 99463 Deep Sea Corner from black card stock and adhered them to patterned paper.  The “Birthday Fishes” sentiment is from the AI Reel Great Guys set and the fishing pole and fishing line with hook and bobber are from the Simon Says Stamp Father’s Day Finds.

Well, that’s it for today – hope you liked the project and thanks for visiting!