Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Emoji Food Photos Checkbook Covers

Even though Valentine's Day is over, I'm still enjoying crafting with the Doodlebug Designs 'So Punny' 12x12 card stock papers.  This time I incorporated them into checkbook covers (plastic ones from my stash...not sure if BFC has them in stock any more). It was simple to cut the paper to fit and lots of covers can be made from just one sheet of card stock.  Sorry for all the glare in my photos.
It was my original intent to make mini Polaroid photos using the Lawn Fawn die and real photos.  Because I am not sure who will receive these checkbook covers I decided to make mock photos using Doodlebug Design and Sticko stickers. I wrote on the mini Polaroids as we did in our old photo albums...wish I had better handwriting.  Maybe for future checkbooks I will type the sentiment...but then it wouldn't look realistic would it?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Buttered Waffles Valentine Notebook

I loved my last posted project so much I decided to create another notebook this time using the waffle emoji Doodlebug Designs 12x12 card stock purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  The notebook was another damaged (Sierra Pacific) one from my ancient stash.  Again, I used the Paper Smooches die to cut out the waffle mini card and added a piece of pink card stock behind it for contrast.  The 'my love' and 'you're my butter half' sentiments came from the DD 'Chit Chat' die cut package.  The glitter net ribbon from BFC was embellished with resin stickers from DD and Crate Paper.
I applied Doodlebug Design washi tape (emoji hearts) and glued down the heart paperclips before adding the Vippie calendar. Okay, where else can I stick a calendar?  Check this site again to see where I put the next one....LOL!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sweet Soda Valentine Notebook

I'm so in love with this year's Doodlebug Designs Valentine 'So Punny' 12x12 card stock papers.  I guess it's the cute emoji designs and cleverly worded sayings that really remind me of the Valentine Days of my youth.  When I came across some sun-damaged Sierra Pacific notebooks with pens (which I've had in my stash for years), I knew that I could turn them into something special with little effort and the DD papers.  I chose the soda design card stock and simply cut pieces to fit the front, inside and back of the notebook.  The Doodlebug Designs papers were purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. One of the sheets had small rectangles of designs resembling vintage Valentine cards so I cut out the soda one using a Paper Smooches 'Paper' die. I really like the holes on the side which remind me of folder paper and seem to match the spiral notebook.  The large 'sweet' script and the 'You're Soda -Lightful' came from a Doodlebug Designs 'Chit-Chat' die cut pack that I bought at BFC. The pink bow was made from glitter netting that is sold on a ribbon roll from the BFC wedding/wrapping department.  The little happy face heart glued to the bow is a Crate Paper product.

On the inside of the notebook and around the pen I taped the backside of the soda design card stock and added some Doodlebug Design washi tape (same design used on the front).  The heart-shaped paper clips (from my stash) were glued down with 1-2-3 Beacon  glue and of course I HAD to add a mini calendar. This project was easier to decorate than I anticipated and turned out better than I expected so it was definitely a WIN-WIN  and I am HAPPY-HAPPY!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Birthday Girl to the Moon

 Recently, I received a Santoro die set. I decided to use it to make a birthday card for my sister. I thought it was the usual die set that I would use to cut out stamped images, however, this die set was designed to cut out parts and paper piece them together. It was fairly easy and I could use my own patterned paper for the dress so it would match the background of the card.  I'm still experimenting with the Color Burst powders and Liquid Metals so the watercolor paper background turned out darker than I wanted it to be...oh well, I'll keep playing.
Metallic Sticko balloon and heart stickers were used inside and outside the card.  The moon was colored with yellow metallic liquid and stamped with a Studio G stamp. To pretty up the envelope I added Doodlebug Designs washi tape. I hope my sister will like her birthday card....she's lucky to have a b-day so near to Valentine's Day...I can find so many cute heart shaped items for her!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Soy Mates Calendar Card

 This card base is actually the reverse of the previously posted calendar card.  Silly me, I cut the card base with the pattern side upside down so I decided not to waste the card stock...waste not ,want not! I just folded it inside out and designed around the mistake.  To fit with the soy and sushi theme, I combined the Mama Elephant Nom Nom Kitties stamp set and dies with the soy bottle from the Lawn Fawn's 'Let's Roll' stamp set.
The words on the card came from a Doodlebug Designs 'Chit Chat' die cut package that was sold at HM Ben Franklin Crafts near the 12x12 Valentine papers.  The heart-shaped paper clips are from my stash of Valentine stuff.  I decorated the clips with epoxy heart buttons also from my stash....I love heart shaped items!  Notice how the clips can be used on the card front for decoration and then moved once the card is propped up to show the calendar. I think the clips will be good for holding little notes or reminders.  Okay, that's it for the saved calendar card....nothing wasted!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Soy Good Calendar Card

 As soon as I saw the new 'So Punny' line of Doodlebug Designs 12x12 card stock papers at HM Ben Franklin Crafts, I knew I would be getting lots of them.  This soy sauce and sushi theme was particularly appealing to me because it pairs well with a Lawn Fawn stamp set I've had in my stash for quite a while. Since I wanted to use up more calendars, I decided to use my old standby Sizzix die for the card base...it's an oldie but goodie.
The words for this card came from the same Lawn Fawn sushi stamp set. I thought that making a paper chopstick holder would be perfect for the 'soy happy for you' sentiment. Used this way chopsticks would be a good party favor along with the calendar.  Shown below are some of the pretty Dandelion Valentine papers which are not super Valentinish so they can be used for many other occasions.  Hopefully, this post has excited you to check out and shop at BFC for some super cute Valentine items. See you there!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Rescued Birthday Card

After watching the Joy of Crafting I tried to make a colorful scene using powder pigments and a stencil, but I had an epic failure.  In a fit of creative craziness, I sprayed the whole watercolor paper before I trashed it. The blur of vibrant colors caught me off guard and stopped me from tossing the sheet. I let the amazing watercolor dry and decided that it was salvageable. It became the front of my husband's birthday card.  I always struggle with his B-day card because it needs to be finished so soon after the holidays and I am always rushing.
My husband and I have an affinity for frogs because of an old movie (April Fool's) we saw in our pre-marriage years.  I decided to incorporate this Inkadikado frog image but didn't want to fussy cut it so I knew I needed to stamp it on the inside of the card.  To tie the front of the card to the inside, some twine seemed appropriate to join the bike to the sign. I am surprised that what started out as a failure turned out to be a special one-of-a-kind birthday card....and it was easy! P.S. the Copic markers I used to color the frog image leaked through the card so I attached a color card stock to the back and stamped it with one of the little Lawn Fawn 'made by me' stamps....another rescue!