Tag Archives: Friendship

May Your Day (CTD 125)

22 Jan

The delightful colors shared at Color Throwdown this week provided lovely inspiration for me. Check out the three soft colors-green, kraft and pink…


I find it interesting that what I see in my mind’s eye that inspires me to begin a project, usually never comes out of my hands. But I do usually love what I create…just not where I started…so here is my card:

I have been looking at the little girl sticker for several days, wanting something to show her off…It works, I think! Here are the close-ups:

Important Stuff
Usually I list all the gotta-have-’em supplies for you to recreate this art piece, but today…almost everything on the piece was from my scrap pile. So I have no clue who the manufacturers are. I do know, however, that the Spellbinders Die Template is S4-269 Lotus Pendants and the Stamp is Stampin’Up!


Friendship Blessing (Shabby Tea Room)

13 Jan

Your Friendship is a Blessing…my new card that was inspired by the sketch below, which I found at the Shabby Tea Room.

I just received the “tile-ish” stamp images and wanted to try them out.

It doesn’t necessarily fit the shabby theme of the  site but it was fun to do anyway. Thanks for visiting and come again soon.

Here’s a closer look…

Important Stuff
Paper CutCardstock.com
Stamp Images (Stampin’Up!),  Sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks etc. Spring Green, Blue Sky (Tsukineko), AtYou Spica blue glitter pen (Copic)
Adhesives 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES by 3L)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, orange ribbon

Friends card (CTD #119)

21 Nov

It has been over a week since I was able to post. I was preparing for a craft show last Thursday. Every minute I had was used to create more products. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to upload some of my creations soon. Today, however, it was nice to just create! I went over to Color Throwdown to see their collection of three colors this week #119

I chose a tone-on-tone for the celery color, dark brown cardstock for the espresso and a patterned paper with pears to cover all the colors. Here is the finished project:

It was simple to put together. After creating the card base and adding the patterned paper mat, I cut/embossed the S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities® Petite.

To add interest, I used the rusty-looking ink to color over the die holes, using it as a template, like this:

Then I stamped the “friends” sentiment, inked the edges and put it all together. So simple yet, elegant, I hope.

Important Stuff
Papers ColorMates Deep Creamy Cocoa cardstock (WorldWin Papers), Pears patterned paper (Making Memories), Celery patterned paper (Fancy Pants)
Dies S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities Petite, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Colorants ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink, Roussilon ink from Queue (Clearsnap), Stardust red/orange pen (Sakura)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Friends stamp

Happy Thanksgiving to all. May you be blessed in the year to come with many things to be thankful for…

Cheers, Eli

Take Ten

21 Feb

I’m working on a little project for my daughter’s school. Soon they’ll have a faculty appreciation event with door prizes. I’m donating a set of hand-made thank you cards. I coordinated the set and will make a pretty little box to hold them. I wanted to share the cards today. Here is the crop!

I used a ton of Spellbinders™ Die Templates, just a few stamps and a few embellishments. So easy.

Important Stuff: S3-136 Butterflies Two, S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite, S4-251 Big Scalloped Ovals LG, S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants, S4-268 Nested Pears, S4-200 Flower Bouquet, S4-199 Floral Accent, S4-245 Fancy Tags, S4-190 Labels Four, S5-014 Deckled Mega Rectangles SM, S4-241 Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite (Spellbinders™); Blue Free Bird “Peace” paper (My Mind’s Eye); Mediterranean blue cardstock (The Paper Studio); Studio g, Thank You Stamp (Hampton Arts); Tim Holtz Flower and text stamps (Stamper’s Anonymous); Stampology Clear Stamp Ink (Autumn Leaves), Glue Dots

Other Stuff: Green satin ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch; Dark Blue dye ink, PVA glue

This project didn’t take long. I cut/embossed 2 of most of the die templates I used, from 2 double-sided papers. I cut blocks of turquoise blue cardstock and I had a pile of card bases ready to go!

I grabbed a couple of elements, a cardstock block and then a die cut. I arranged them all on the card bases and then grabbed some ribbon and a couple of stamps. I adhered, stamped, punched corners and VOÍLA…10 cards.

Here are a couple of close ups…hope they inspire you!

Hope you have a great, creative week! Cheers, Eli