Since yesterday was my Dad's birthday, I thought I would share my birthday layout from last year (that just got made recently).
Friday, February 23, 2024
Thursday, February 22, 2024
At last month’s card class, I made this card in advance for my dad’s birthday using the Let's Party Scrapbooking stamp set & Thin Cuts plus the cute "Polaroid" Thin Cut.
Because I had to mail it to him, I chose not to make a shaker card in the window, but that would be such a fun addition!
Happy birthday, Dad!!!
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
This card was so fun to make! I used the Tailgate Greetings stamp set and Thin Cuts paired with the Sweet Memories collection for an old fashion, masculine twist.
I cut the truck out of Mist cardstock and then embellished with gray and red markers, white gel pen, and Mist shimmer brush. (It's hard to see the shimmer, but it's a nice subtle touch.)
Since I didn't have a specific person or event in mind, I decided that "Hello" and "UR #1" would be nice. I stamped the sentiment in Sage and the tire track stripes in Mink.
Usually I don't think a card is complete without embellishments, but I like this one without any extra bling or bulk.
Sunday, February 18, 2024
At today's card class, we made one of these thinking of you cards with the February stamp of the month, Say It with Flowers. I used Jade and Royal inks and colored pencils for both of them.
I love the look of nested rectangles for a quick, easy, and pretty card. For the first one, I stamped the corners of the card with the flower cluster and the small single flower. A few green dots finished off the card.
For the second card, I stamped the flower bunch and then colored it in with more color than the first card.
I added gold Stickles to the flower centers and a few gold glitter gems.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Both cards use the February stamp of the month, Say It with Flowers, the Sweet Memories paper, Mulberry glitter paper, and (retired) hearts Thin Cuts.
They didn’t turn out quite like I had envisioned, but I still like them.
Hope your day is full of love!
Friday, February 9, 2024
This card came together quickly using the Let's Party collection! Because our patterned papers have prints on both sides, it can be really fun to play with patterns. I like how using the banner paper with its pink background create a more feminine card.
The black strip across the card front is black shimmer trim which adds a fun touch of sparkle in real life. The sentiments are from the Let's Party Scrapbooking stamp set & Thin Cuts stamped in Ballerine and Black.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
This cute card came together quickly with the Let’s Party Scrapbooking stamp set & Thin Cuts!
After stamping the party hat and the “happy” banner in Bluebird, I added the Sundance and Candy Apple stamped Thin Cut party hats and stamped the birthday sentiment in black directly on the card panel. You cannot go wrong with nested rectangles on a card front!
Monday, January 29, 2024
New Beginnings is definitely an apt title for this layout! In October, we purchased a new sofa and loveseat to replace the set that has lovingly worn out. They were delivered earlier this month, and we simultaneously began emptying my late mother-in-law's house as her housemate has sold it.
How much do you love the little notebook paper journaling spots? I will be using them often! Grab them before they retire in just a few short days!
P.S. This is layout 2 of 52 for 2024!
Sunday, January 28, 2024
My first layout of 2024 is complete! (And it’s from an event that isn’t even a year old! LOL) I selected Pattern 15 from the new Make It from Your Heart, Volume 6, for this layout and the Let’s Party collection.
I really love how I was able to use these busy papers without the papers overwhelming my photos.
Adding a little Bluebird ink with a blending brush really helps my title frame (cut with the Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts) pop.
Saturday, January 27, 2024
This card uses the Skylark paper collection and stencil paired with the January stamp of the month, Looking Forward, and its Thin Cuts (die cuts). (These are only available through the end of the month, so get yours before they're gone!)
The featured colors are Toffee, Lagoon, and Limeade. (If there's a next time, I won't use the middle green of my TriBlend marker, only the light end.)
Monday, January 15, 2024
Happy New Year! Last weekend, I had the privilege of Attending a baby shower for a sweet new baby who will make his appearance next month.
I use the new Sweet Memories collection with the January stamp of the month, Looking Forward. That adorable mama Kanga and her baby Roo are from a retired stamp of the month set from last year. I used Tri-Blend Markers to color everything. I’m really grateful for the coordinating Thin Cuts with the January stamp of the month. I did fussy cut mama and baby.
The main colors of this card are Sage and Periwinkle.