Memory Box Floral Cluster Wedding Card

Today I have a wedding card for you. These are ones that I do not make very often. This is for very good friends of my sons. He actually married them. It sounded like a very nice wedding and reception with some friends of theirs and my sons who came from out of state. I also made a card for my son to give them and you will see how different the two are. I will add to this post a bit later.

The guys in the wedding party wore dark blue suits. I am not sure what all the girls wore. I have not seen to many photos yet.

Papertrey Ink Harlequin Cover Plate Die

I chose to go the more formal route with the card from my husband and me. It is hard to tell in the photo but the background is dark blue.

I used a die to cut out the white background pattern.

The flower cluster is die cut from Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Kraft-Stock along with the sentiment. Since there is all the texture on the background I was thinking it might be a good idea to back the gold die cuts with thick cardstock next time on this type of card.


  • Papertrey Ink Cover Plate Harlequin Die
  • Memory Box Floral Cluster Die
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Congrats Die
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock – Gold

Maker Mania #3 Projects

Hello! I wanted to say a little about Maker Mania and post the quick things I made so far. It is an online event with many papercrafting stores giving presentations on using the supplies that come in the kit you buy to participate.

I priced out the things in the kit or something very similar and it added up to more than the kit price or very close. There was a paper set, a die set, embossing folder, a stamp set, guilding flakes, luster wax. So you get all of the ideas and demos for nothing. You don’t make something really specific with the kit but you see at least 60-80 different projects that the participating stores made. They show different techniques and ways you can use the products in the kit.  They made cards, scrapbook layouts, mixed media projects. I enjoyed it and thought it was well worth the money.

The event was 3 days with presentations all day each day. You can go back and watch all of the videos that were recorded in Facebook. Then you can choose some projects to make with your kit and get lots of  ideas. At the start of each day they did a quick project which you could do right then. Here is mine.

Bump Out Card – I used some paper I had in my stash, the flower die set that came in the kit, a couple die sets that I had. Funny thing is I just grabbed some paper I’ve had forever. I was not that excited about the paper and I ended up really loving the result. For the grays I used the same gray paper for all the gray but I colored over the leaves and stem with a bit of a darker gray Copic pen.

Here we have candy/treat holders – The brown and red one is the measurements Nina gave us. And the orange and green one is one I made by changing the measurements. Which by the way I did before my coffee and it involved fractions. Wow. Ha. I made it to fit two Ghiradelli squares. Cute.


Next up we have a mini album – Seriously it was very quick to make. One sheet of patterned paper. I used the die set from the kit to cut out the flowers from a book page. I inked everything up also.


My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Background

Catching up as usual but I think this finishes off April. I know April was over weeks ago. Some day maybe I’ll be ahead.

Here we go with some heat embossing and watercoloring. One of those I think I can remember what I did.

I heat embossed the flowers on some watercolor paper using copper embossing powder. I used Distress Ink to watercolor the flowers and leaves. If I am going to be honest I watercolored the background more to cover up a few spots more than just coloring it. Kind of different for me. I do like how it turned out though.

The mat under the flower panel is some Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock.

The sentiment is heat embossed.


  • My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Background stamp
  • Distress Inks
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock


Heat Embossing with Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly

I had some fun heat embossing using an older stamp I have. I also used my Color Burst which has not been out in quite awhile.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold

Let’s see if I can remember what I did on this card. For the background I used a Cover Plate die to cut out the shapes from a ink smooshed panel. I die cut and then used Press N Seal to keep all the pieces aligned. While the pieces are still on the Press N Seal I put glue on the pieces and glued them to the white panel. A few fell off but it is easy enough to get them back in the pattern.

The butterfly is heat embossed on a piece of paper colored using Color Burst. There is also some shimmer on the butterfly. I cut the butterfly out by hand.

The Hello is die cut.


  • Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly cling stamp
  • Color Burst
  • Distress Ink
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • Papertrey Ink Quatre Foil Cover Plate die

Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad

Here is a little quick card that I made to thank someone for giving me a Cherokee Purple tomato plant that she started from seed. That is my favorite tomato to grow. I got it from the Buy Nothing Group in FB. I have been gifted several plant cuttings and starts which makes me happy!

This is kind of a quick card. I stamped all the tomatoes using the Hero Arts stamp set. Funny thing I had this in my pile of stamps to pass on and ended up pulling it back out to use. I used Distress Oxide ink for all the stamping and coloring of the die cut pieces.

For the die cuts I used the Tim Holtz set Crochet.

The sentiment is a stamp from a Winnie & Walter set.


  • Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad
  • Winnie & Walter In a Word: Thanks
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Crochet
  • Distress Oxide inks

Santa in Robe Christmas Card

Here is a card I made for the sketch #9 in the Facebook Group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I have to say this was challenging for me because my brain has trouble doing the tilted thing. I think it looks good but my brain… doesn’t want to put it that way. That is why it is good to do the challenges!

I stamped the Santa using a woodblock stamp. I colored it with Copics. Before it made it to the card I knocked over a diffuser that had water in it and a bit of water got on it. I fixed most of the problem by cutting the Santa out. I wasn’t going to scrap something I took the time to color.

The rest is layered up paper.


  • Patterned Paper pads
  • Copic Markers
  • Holly Berry House stamp – no name to it (Santa/Father Christmas)

Creative Escape Facebook Friday Projects

I recently joined in the Facebook Friday fun with Creative Escape. They are a papercrafting store in Los Gatos, CA. They have a kit each week and the owner of the store puts together the project on a Facebook live late Friday afternoon. I learn a little something each week and play with a little something I have not before. Here is my makes and I will continue to add as I make them.

This is the first one I did. The different thing here is working with die cut felt. The rabbit is cut using a Tim Holtz die.

Such a fun one to make. It is clever putting the cat on tv. The cat is colored and then heat embossed with Embossing Glaze over it and I picked Hickory Smoke which to me looks like an old tv screen/scene. The cool part was creating the woodgrain tv frame using ink and Embossing Glaze. For the knobs I used thick embossing powder and some Distress Crayon. And of course the Snarky Cats are fun!

This one is about ink blending and the die cuts. The flowers are die cut using the Flower Field die by Tim Holtz. The new thing for me on this was using Luster Wax on the flowers.

This was two projects from two patterned paper sheets. The paper was a paper line from Simple Stories. A Tim Holtz embossing folder called Intertwine was used along with some Distress ink. A few different dies were used also but I am not sure which ones.

Tim Holtz Merry Moose Christmas Card

And another one for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. This moose is such a fun one and I finally got it out and used it.

Tim Holtz Alpine

I die cut out all the pieces using two die cut sets by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I inked up some of the pieces around the edges and some over the whole die cut. For the mountains I added a bit over the top to tone down the off white. As you can see these are paper piecing dies.

The background I am pretty please with. It came last. I ink blended using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Then I put a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my mat and added a bit of water. I used a good old sponge and lightly tapped it on the background. I also splattered a bit of the white.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Distress Picket Fence Ink
  • Distress Splatter tool
  • Tim Holtz Alpine die
  • Tim Holtz Merry Moose die
  • Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set

Tim Holtz Festive Trims Christmas Card

Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. Plus.. another one done for the end of the year.

Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon

For the background I used Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock and Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. And surprisingly, if you have seen some of my other posts, I used the smooshing technique (I do this often).

I inked all of the die cuts using Distress Oxide ink.

The sentiment is die cut and from the Christmas Ribbon die set. The rest of the die cuts are from the Festive Trims die set.


Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies Thank You Card

I have a butterfly thank you card for you today. I like butterflies and need to use them more often.

Tim Holtz Ledger Script

So happy with how my card turned out considering I wasn’t sure about the background colors when I first made it. I started off smooshing Distress inks for the background which I did some time back. I used Distress Inks Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey. I cut the butterflies out and they were just sitting around. You know how finally some pieces  just fall together.

When I started putting this together I stamped over that smooshed background with a flower stamp using Distress Paint and and text stamp using Distress Ink.

I die cut the butterflies and sentiment from black paper and then put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint on them.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Dried Flower woodblock stamp
  • Distress Paint – Antiqued Bronze
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders D-Lites Thank You die