Sunday, April 23, 2017

Golden Hugs


This card was put together using a mix of dies from both the Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Squares and the Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Squares:

  

The word hugs is by Technique Tuesday and is called "Say It Hugs".

Products used:  Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Squares, Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Squares, Technique Tuesday Say It Hugs, Gold Foil Cardstock from DCWV

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Delicate Daisy Birthday Card


I don't think there is a prettier die for making a card base than this Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles die.  Since the biggest die in the set is more than 6" long,  I had to cut two and hinge them together for the card base.  The ivory background is what the card base is made out of.




On top of the card base, I adhered the white delicate frame then added the Tutti Designs words Happy and Birthday.  The flower is the Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals.  Here is how I made my flower to give it more dimension:




Cut three of each sized petal in the set.  Chose two petal sizes that layer well together.  Crimp the ends of each petal with tweezers, pinching the paper up against the tweezers.  Do this for all the petals.



Adhere the three biggest petals together with glue, staggering them so they don't line up on top of other petals.  Then adhere the 3 smaller sized petals, also staggering them for more fullness.

Use a piece of foam or other dimensional adhesive between the two layers.




Here's the list of products used:

Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles, Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals, Tutti Designs Happy and Birthday words

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge:  Showers and / or Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Black Flourish Background


In an attempt to clean off my desk and be able to move on from making Easter cards, I was able to make some cards with leftover die cuts that didn't make it on their intended card.  This is one of those cards.

I like the pink, blue and black together.  The black background is the Joy Crafts Background with Holes, the leaf is the Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves, and the flower is the Sue Wilson Perfect Peony Complete Petals.

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge:  Showers and/or Flowers

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Red Floral Hugs


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:


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I used the following dies:

Die-Namics Stitched Tags, Sue Wilson Butterfly Frame (just the butterfly), Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs, Sue Wilson Daisy Burst EF, Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals.

To make the flower, I cut three of the second largest flower in the Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies and pinched the ends of each petal with tweezers.

The stick pin is one I bought at JoAnn Fabric years ago.  It is just a pearl heart on the pin top.  I added the red beads and a butterfly from the  Sue Wilson Butterfly Frame set.  The rose on the stick pin is a Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, April 17, 2017

Cherry Blossoms


Even though this card has an egg on it, it could be used as a birthday card this time of year as well as an Easter card.

I used the following on my card:  Martha Stewart Raindrop edge punch, Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs, Cheery Lynn Designs Cherry Blossoms, We R Memory Keepers Woven embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash it On (Water)
(I used a raindrop edge punch as my interpretation of water)

Thank you for stopping by to take a look ~ Ann

Friday, April 14, 2017

Last Minute Easter Card


This card was assembled with leftover parts on my desk.  

I used the following products:  Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs, Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet, Frantic Stamper Petite Leaves, Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies #1, Yvonne Creations corner die, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Lacy Eggs


The background paper I used on this card is a free download on Pinterest.  

The eggs were made by adhering the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim punch on a piece of white paper then cutting out the egg shapes with the Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs.  I inked around the eggs with some black ink to make them stand out.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Pink Hello Owl


I'm entering this card in the CropStop April Challenge Link Party #27.   Maybe having my birthday on April 27 and this challenge being the 27th one that falls in April will bring me some luck.

I used the Sizzix Owl Fold-a-Long Card but didn't use the middle piece of the die cut:



I folded my cardstock and still cut the die according to the directions, but then separated the two full owls from the middle one and used just those two:



Instead of having the owls fold in half, I just detached the first and last owls and made them into a hinged card.  Then I cut the smaller owl in white and embossed it with a Spellbinders embossing folder.


I wanted the owl to be a girl owl with some glitz since those eyelashes look so feminine.


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Frilly Butterfly


This is the only corner die that I currently own; I thought it would pair well with the Monarch Butterfly since they are both so frilly looking.

The background is a lattice embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  The corner die is by Yvonne Creations and the Monarch is by Frantic Stamper.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge:  Spring Color Inspiration, using the white and teal from the photos below:


spring-inspiration-board

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann