My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Card-in-a-Box "Celebrate USA"

"Celebrate USA"
A link to a tutorial for creating the Card-in-a-Box are at the end of this post.
View from the top.
Balloons are a stamp from DJ Inkers "Balloon Bunch"
Balloons were stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Sentiment is from Close to My Heart "Card Chatter-Birthday"
Patriotic embellishment are from my stash.
Items are glued to strips of clear heavy weight plastic.
Front flap is created using patriotic embellishments.
Both side flaps are decorated with bows, a flag, and a red topper.
Image is computer generated.
Place for signage.
Border is from a patriotic strip.
Folded front of card.
Folded back of card.
Click the link for a Card-in-a-Box tutorial



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cascading Wedding Cards!

Two Cascading Wedding cards that I made yesterday.  The base card is easy to put together, it is choosing the topper and embellishments that take most of my time!  I wanted something different for the topper!  Then used my stash of wedding embellishments!
Card one-white on white
The topper is created using Spellbinders Nestabilities "Heart Circles" (cut in half)
Outline stickers for the sentiment
Double heart embellishment is from Cuttlebug cutting die "Love Language"

The border and sentiment are adhered to a piece of heavy clear plastic.
I used the bottom of a plastic fruit box to form the topper.
View from the top!
The rosettes are made with Tim Holtz rosette cutting dies.
The large flowers are made with flower paper punches.
The words are layered on shiny silver cardstock.
Embellishments are from my stash!
Scripture was typed on computer.
Flower is from Cricut Cartridge "Flower Shoppe"
Green leaves are made using Sizzix cutting die "Branch with Leaves"
Side view of Card one
Inside card
Sentiment is computer generated.
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels Eight" was used.
Card two--using pastel colors
The topper was created like the one above.
Full of rosettes and embellishments from my stash!
The 'gifts' are created using a Sizzix cutting die "Gift"
Equipment used!
Supplies and my stash!
When creating rosettes and flowers for a project, I usually make several.  These will be used on future projects!
Third card!

The links below will take you to more Cascading Cards and a tutorial for creating your own!


Photo Studio--Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive!

Taking photographs of cards can be a little frustrating at times!  The light isn't right, the cards will not stand up, can't get close enough to capture the intricate embellishments.  I created a solution to my photo difficulties with a simple and inexpensive photo studio.  Everything can be folded and carried anywhere!

Equipment needed....
Two 15 inch x 20 inch white project boards (top board is slightly folded, bottom board is laying flat)
Solid colored paper (I use 12 inch x 12 inch cardstock)

Position the colored paper to capture the best light in the room.  Slide the bottom paper under the top board.
Position the project on the surface.  Move around to find the best light.  Take the photo!

After the photo/s are taken, I fold the boards together and store them until needed again!
Quick, Easy, and Cheap!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cascading Cards "Happy Father's Day"

Two Cascading Cards featuring "Happy Father's Day"
For a detailed tutorial to create Cascading Cards, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Top view
Card one
Base is created using a gray cardstock.
Patterned cardstock is Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman Collection"
Flat images from Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman Collection"
Rosettes created using Tim Holtz rosette paper dies
3-D Watch embellishment---unknown
Sentiment stamp--Paper Inspirations
Card one--side view
The card has 3 layers on the front.  The layers create the 'cascading' effect.
Card base is created using a 'spine'.  The 'spine' allows the card to stand without falling over.
Card two
Base for card is created using gray cardstock.
Patterned cardstock and car image are from Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman Collection"
Rosettes are created using Tim Holtz rosette cutting dies
Globe image is created using Tim Holtz Alterations "Movers and Shakers"
Various embellishments are from my stash, unknown companies
Card two--side view
Inside cards
Spellbinders Nestibilities cutting dies "Labels Eight"
Notice the strip of cardstock that has been adhered to the center of the card.  This adds strength to the card and supports the cascading front.

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For a Cascading Card Tutorial, please visit the following link

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Swirls and Flourishes!

This Sizzix cutting die set is one of my favorites!
The flourishes can be used in so many ways!
Cuttlebug sandwich...
A Plate
B Plate
Cutting dies with blades up
Project paper
B Plate
The flourishes were cut in blue cardstock and glued to a teacup for this card.
The teacup is cut using Spellbinders "Nesting Tea Cups" die cutting set.
The background is created using Spellbinders "Label Two" cutting dies
and Cuttlebug embossing folder "Kassie's Brocade"
Inside card
More flourishes and label!
Flourishes were used to create interest on this card.
Circle and Scalloped Circle die cuts are from Spellbinders cutting die sets
Bird 3-D sticker is by Jolee's Boutique
Epoxy Sentiment Sticker is by Recollections
Card base is from Michaels Craft Store

More flourishes!
Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle die cuts are from Spellbinders cutting die sets
Bird 3-D sticker by Jolee's Boutique
Flourishes galore!
Deckled Rectangle die cuts from Spellbinders cutting die set
Final flourish!
Spellbinders die cut sets!
Final Spellbinders die cut set
Cuttlebug embossing folder "Kassie's Brocade"

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