Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Online Card Classes - More with Vellum

This is another technique that I learned in the Clear and Sheer Class that I am taking at Online Card Classes.  This technique is using your embossing folders with vellum or acetate.  I used a butterfly embossing folder by Darice and mounted the vellum on my card front using zyron adhesive.  I found this worked very well and does not show through.  I went a little crazy and used almost all of my embossing folders.  I love the soft look that vellum adds to cards and the added texture from the embossing really adds a little something special to a card.

Card Design:

Darice Embossing Folder
Paper Trey Ink Mason Jar Stamp and Die
Paper Smooches Sentiment
Spellbinders Corners
Seam Binding Ribbon
Lawn Fawn Scallop Die
DRS Designs Shamrock
Spellbinders Label Die
Avery Elle Dotted Border Die

Thanks for looking. 
Have a great day!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Pearls or Gems

An easy challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers - use pearl or gems on your creation.  I wanted to try something different this time, so I made this cute little purse.  It really is a decent size for small gifts.  I used two tutorials for this.  One for the purse and one for the straps.  The purse was made using one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock, a scoreboard and scissors!  The straps and clasp were made from an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock and striped washi tape was added for the trim.

The tutorial for the purse can be found here.  I suggest watching it from start to finish first, then craft away.  Before you know it, you will have made several!  They are fast and fun to do.  MayMay is an awesome teacher and also has her own line of stamps.

Washi Tape
Embossing Folder
Fiskars Tag Punch
Sentiment - Impression Obsession
Magnet for clasp

I hope you will join us for this challenge.
Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Online Card Classes - Clear and Sheer

It has been a busy week, so I haven't had much time to play with the new techniques that I am learning at Online Card Classes.  It's all about creative uses and techniques with vellum and acetate.

Jennifer McGuire taught the  technique that I used on the card above - coloring vellum.  Fun and easy.  I used Somebunny stamps and dies by My Favorite Things and the sentiment and die is from Simon Says Stamp.

There are many choices of Online Card Classes with awesome teachers, reasonable prices and lifetime access.  I encourage you to take a class.  You will not be disappointed.

:) Pam

Monday, April 18, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers 1, 2, 3 Challenge

The Challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is to use 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.  I hope you will come and play with us.  Woodware Craft Collection is our Sponsor!


This is my card for this week's challenge:
1 Magnolia Stamp
2 Papers from Lawn Fawn
3 Embellishments - Ribbon, Lace and Rhinestones

I was short on time and am not overly thrilled with this card.  I don't use a lot of embellishments on my cards or designer papers, so using them were very challenging.  But, that is the whole point of challenges, isn't it?  We learn and grow as we go!

Come and give it a try, won't you?

Have a beautiful week.
:) Pam

Monday, April 4, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Shaped Card Challenge

Happy Monday!  A new, fun challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers.  We would love to see your shaped cards. Please no rectangles or squares and this time it does have to be a card!

I used Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Four and a pierced circle die to create my shaped card.
I scored the diecut shape at the halfway point.  I was so happy the way that it turned out - until I tried to stand the card up and it kept falling over.  Uh oh!  I tried several things, to no avail.  Finally, I asked my husband, who is quite the "out of the box" thinker to help me out.  He suggested I cut the bottom off the card in the back.  I used some old cardstock to test the theory and voila!  Success!

I am definitely going to use this shaped card again, either this way or to open at the side, then there will be no need to cut the back.

This is another challenge that brought me out of my comfort zone and opened up new techniques for me to use on future cards.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.   
 Card Design
Sugar Nellie Fairy, A Little Bit of Gossip
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Four
Pierced Circle Die
Copic Markers
Stardust Stickles

Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Easter

A brand new challenge starting today at Crafty Cardmakers.  We would like to see your Easter inspired cards or projects.  Please join in the fun and check out the beautiful designs from our Design Team.  

This is my first attempt at a one layer card.  I used 120 lb cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.  It can take the coloring from Copics without bleeding through to the back.  I actually retrieved this card from the trash.  You know when you try something and it isn't working and you keep trying new things and it just keeps getting worse?  Well the little hill below the bunny was a disaster. The more I tried to save it the worse it got, so I ended up throwing it away.  I finally just cut off the bottom of the card and added the green hill to the inside which now shows through to the front.  Card saved!

Inside of Card

Card Design:
MFT BB Somebunny Stamps
Wink of Stella
Lawn Fawn Dies

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a Blessed Easter.
:) Pam

Monday, March 7, 2016

Crafty Cardmaker's "Go Green" Challenge for St. Patrick's Day

Hello all!  The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time is to create something green in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  I chose this cute little Pure Innocence image from Heather Ellis.
 I have fond memories of St. Patrick's Day.  My mom made fantastic corned beef and cabbage and I love Irish music.  My great great grandfather was born in Ireland in 1846 and came to the USA in 1860.  I haven't had any luck tracing the family history in Ireland in this line as yet.  

It's funny, we thought our little bit of Irish Heritage came from my dad's side, but all the history on my dad's side is in the USA back to the 1600's.  Anyway, we enjoy the little bit we do have and I always buy something Irish for my 3 sisters, my niece and my daughter each Christmas.

Enough of family history!  On to the challenge - I hope you will join us this time.  Our design team has created some lovely "green" cards.  It will be fun.  Come on over.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Double D Challenges - Feeling Green

May God keep you
in the
hollow of His hand
 Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 :) Pam