Saturday, February 06, 2016

DIY I Love You Card

Hi all! Stopping in today to share one of the cards I recently created. This is another quick and easy card I created using my Sizzix dies and a touch of May Arts ribbon. Bright and cheerful, it's great for not only Valentine's Day but any time that you want to share some love.



Supplies Needed:


Instructions:
  1. Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.
  2. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller to card front; adhere to red cardstock and trim a small border.
  3. Wrap panel with ribbon; tie in a bow. Staple ribbon to panel along right edge as shown. Adhere panel to card front.
  4. Die-cut the following shapes: folder, heart and love from red cardstock, second folder from vanilla cardstock and "YOU" from black cardstock. Adhere die-cut pieces to card front using photo as a guide.


Tip:
Die-cut multiple shapes with one pass by placing several dies onto magnetic platform at once.







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Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday with May Arts and Stampendous



I'm back again today to share my latest card, made for May Arts as part of Ribbon Resource/Stampendous week. This is another one of my signature quick and easy cards created with just a few steps and embellished using May Arts ribbon.



Materials:

Instructions:
  1. Form a 4 ¼ x 5 ½-inch side-fold card from white cardstock; round top right corner.
  2. Cut a 4 x 5 ¼-inch piece from crumb cake cardstock; round top right corner.
  3. Wrap bottom edge of panel with 3/4 Inch Twill/Chevron StripesTurquoise ribbon securing ends to back of panel. Repeat using 1/8 Inch Solid Turquoise/White and then Natural Burlap String as shown. Adhere panel to card front.
  4. Cut a 1-inch-wide strip from white cardstock; V-notch end using banner punch. Trim panel to 4-inches in length and stamp sentiment as shown.
  5. Wrap end of stamped banner with Natural Burlap String adhering ends to back. Tie a bow around wrapped string. Attach banner to card front using foam squares.
  6. Stamp  additional sentiment on inside of card as desired.

See!? 
That’s just how quick and easy it is!!

I love the versatility of May Arts ribbon as an embellishment and, as you can see, it’s perfect for any occasion.


Thanks for letting me share!

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Valentine's Card Trio with May Arts and CardMaker

Today I'm super excited to be participating in my first blog hop as a new May Arts Ribbonista! That's right, I have joined the May Arts/Ribbon Resource team and will have LOTS of May Arts ribbon projects to share. What makes this even more fun, for me, is that it is a blog hop with CardMaker magazine, who I have also worked with since 2004!! 

As you may already know, I specialize in clean and simple card making. So, today I have a trio of Valentine's cards to share. 


Each card in this set is essentially made the same way and will have the same basic instructions:

1. Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from real red cardstock.
2. Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from whisper white cardstock. Wrap panel with ribbons layering as desired and adhering ends to back of panel.
3. Stamp Teeny Tiny Wishes or Words of Truth sentiment onto whisper white cardstock using real red ink; punch out using Word Window punch. Attach to panel as shown using dimensionals.
4. Adhere panel to card front.


Here are close-up images of the cards along with a list of the May Arts ribbons I used:






Quick and Easy!! 

And don't stop at Valentines Day, the same cards can be created for almost any occasion by simply changing the ribbon colors and sentiment.

Now be sure you visit the rest of the hop participants as well and enter for a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates from May Arts' retail store: The Ribbon Resource

Here is the complete list:

  • CardMaker
  • Amy Rysavy
  • DeeDee Catron
  • Carisa Zglobicki
  • Gini Williams Cagle
  • Jenifer Cowles
  • Dawn Lusk
  • Jennifer Davey
  • Karen Baker
  • Kim Klinkovsky
  • Karen Hanson
  • Latrice Murphy
  • Linda Beeson
  • Lori Williams
  • Michele Kosciolek
  • Lisa Silver
  • Rebecca VanDeMark
  • Tami Mayberry (*you are here)
  • Pamela Haskin
  • Terri Burson
  • Jen Shears
  • Tracy McLennon
  • The Ribbon Resource



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    Friday, January 15, 2016

    Hello Little Sunshine Card

    So, today I am getting a post ready to share tomorrow.I look and what do I find? This card that has been sitting in my draft folder for a few weeks. I gave a peek of it in this post when I posted my first card using this stamp set. So, I suppose I should finish the tutorial and finally publish it, huh??

    I made this card with the new Hello stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog. Probably one of my all time favorite sets at this point (and it's FREE with a $50 purchase!)



    Instructions:

    Form a side-fold square card from crumb cake cardstock. 

    For the cloud shape I use the Sunshine Card die from Sizzix. This die is actually for making a cloud shaped card that looks like the image below but by trimming off one cloud shape it works perfectly for this card.




    Place a piece of very vanilla cardstock over left edge of cloud shape and die-cut using your big shot with a sandwich of cutting plate, die, cardstock, cutting plate.



    Stamp sentiment onto cloud shape using Soft Sky ink and the Hello stamp set.


    Cut a piece of Sweet Li'l Things patterned paper slightly smaller than card front. Adhere die-cut shape to panel. Adhere panel to card front.

    Wrap card edge with May Arts SM-09 Ivory Burlap String; tie in a bow. Embellish using silver sequins.



    Supplies:
    Stampin' Up! Cardstock: crumb cake,very vanilla
    Stampin' Up! Sweet Li'l Things patterned paper
    Stampin' Up! Soft Sky ink pad
    Stampin' Up! Hello stamp set
    Sizzix Sunshine Card die
    Big Shot die-cutting machine
    May Arts SM-09 Ivory Burlap String 
    Stampin' Up! Silver metallic sequins

    Thanks for stopping by! 
    Hope to see you tomorrow as I have a fun blog hop that I will be participating in (with prizes!)




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    Wednesday, January 06, 2016

    Say Hello to my new favorite stamp set

    Hello...it's me...
    Every time I look at this set Adele starts to sing. It's glorious.
    But, seriously. Hello. This is my very favorite set. from the Sale-a-brations products. (If you don't know about Sale-a-bration, you'll want to scroll on down to yesterday's post!)



    And how can you make it even better?? Combine it with this Crazy About You stamp set!


    Why you ask?
    Because with the two combined sentiments abound!
    • Hello from all of us
    • Hello Spring
    • Hello Sunshine
    • Just Sayin' Hello
    • Hello Love
    • Hello Baby
    • Hello You
    Here is an amazingly quick card in which I combined the two:
    Form card from whisper white cardstock; round corners using corner rounder punch.
    Stamp Hello using Island Indigo ink and Sunshine using Delightful Dijon ink.
    The. End.


    Here is a card with more layers using the Just Sayin' Hello combination:


    1. Form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch card from Crumb Cake cardstock.
    2. Cut desired patterned paper slightly smaller than card front; adhere to card front. 
    3. Cut a panel from Very Vanilla cardstock.
    4. Trim top edge of panel into file tab shape.
    5. Stamp sentiment as shown using Early Espresso and Real Red ink.
    6. Trim a strip of patterned paper from second patterned paper. Adhere to file folder shape; trim ends
    7. Wrap with jute string adhering ends to back of panel. Tie a bow around wrapped string.
    8. Embellish using candy dots; attach to card front using dimensionals.

    This is only two of the many cards I have created with this set. 
    More to come (including the one you can see a peek of in the first image) so be sure and bookmark, follow or subscribe to get the latest!!


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