Tag Archives: S4-200 Floral Bouquet

Wish card (CPS 173)

29 Jun

After creating a card for the Card Positioning System using the negative space of several die cuts (you can see it here), I couldn’t resist using the die cuts to make a card using the same sketch. It is so fun. Here is the new card:

This came together quickly since I already had the die cuts (stamped, cut and embossed). I chose coordinating papers and put it together with dimensional adhesive and letter stickers. Here are the die cuts that I cut out the other day.

Here is a final, close-up look.


a gift for you card (CPS 173)

27 Jun

It’s nice to be home in the cool air of Colorado after experiencing the hot, hot days of Tucson, Arizona. Ahhhhh.

Today I worked on a card which was inspired by Card Positioning System blog challenge (CPS 173). Check out the sketch here. As always, the possibilities are endless. Here is my take on it.

I am really enjoying using Mint Motif Very Square Stamps by Kimberly Crawford. So for this project, I stamped four designs, one of them twice, to get five squares. Then I die cut five different shapes as seen here:

As often happens, while I’m designing, things change along the way. Instead of using the die cuts, which I had originally planned, I used the strip, popped up from the card. I chose a contrasting green paper to go with the red (for a “Complimentary” color scheme). I finished it quickly with the addition of a sticker sentiment and ribbon.

I was thinking birthday but now I realize it looks a bit like Christmas. Guess I will save it for December.

Important Stuff
Paper Mat Stack green patterned paper (Die Cuts with a View)
Stamps Mint Motif Very Square stamps (I {heart} Papers)
Ink Stampology Red (Autumn Leaves)
Tools Wizard, S4-092 Stars Five, S4-136 Classic Heart, S4-200 Flower Bouquet, S4-219 Nested Poinsettias, W-026 Grand Cut Mat Kit (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts)
Accessories Sentiment sticker (Wordsworth)

Other Stuff–White cardstock, red/white ribbon

One last look, a close up…

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

My One True Love (Caardvarks)

23 Jan

I read the description on the Caardvarks blog: Create a ***NEW*** card using the color red and don’t forget to incorporate hearts!

…and the image came to me quickly…a black background with a small heart window and an even smaller heart inside. Something for my beloved. So it needed to be masculine but still a part of me.

Just don’t tell him…he’ll have to wait to have it…February 14th.

Here is a close up of the center.

Happy Valentine’s Day… a little early.   Eli

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-164 Rose Border SM, S4-200 Flower Bouquet (Spellbinders™); Ruched red paper (WorldWin); Scalloped cardstock (Die Cuts with a View); E39 Sketch Marker (Copic); Letter stickers (Making Memories); Icicle Stickles (Ranger); 3-N-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff: Pearl paper, Dimensional Adhesives

Sweetheart Card

2 Jan

Back at it today, using a sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I love the simplicity and elegance of Laura’s Sketch 42. Laura challenged the 2S4Y Design Team to use red, black and silver. I liked what they came up with and also just love the colors. So I borrowed the idea. Here is my version:

I know that Valentine’s Day is not far away but I really imagine this as an Anniversary Card. Hope it inspires you in some way.

Quick Instructions:

  • Cut/emboss/sand red color core cardstock from S4-214 Eyelet Borderabilities Petite. Add them to the flower strip.
  • Cut/emboss/stencil the heart die template from the Rose Border Small. Add black ribbon to the back.
  • Stamp sentiment and die cut with S4-200 Flower Bouquet. Accent with glitter pens. Color background with W3 Copic marker and edge with W5.
  • Trim gray textured paper and adhere to card base. Layer card elements on top to finish.

Here is a close up of the center image. The glitter pens seem to shine a bit more here. They are lovely in real life.

Important Things: Wizard™, S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite, S4-164 Rose Border Small, S4-200 Flower Bouquet (Spellbinders); Treasures Natural Cardstock, Grey textured paper (WorldWin); Red color core cardstock (Core’dinations); Spica glitter pen in Lipstick and Silver, Sketch Markers W3 and W5 (Copic)

Other Stuff: Flower paper, adhesives, sandpaper, gem stickers

Enabling Creativity

17 Dec

I’m an Aunt…11 times over…and I love it. Part of my job as an aunt, and a paper crafter is to pass on a crafting legacy to my nieces and nephews who show a little interest. One of my nieces loves to stamp so I try to help her out with that often. Today, I want to share a little gift I made for her (hope she’s not reading this). It was fun and super easy.

First off, I grabbed a couple metal tins at the $1 bins at Target. I didn’t know at the time it would perfectly hold an ink pad. BONUS! I covered it with pretty papers, added a few die cuts, S4-200 Flower Bouquet and wooden letters for her name. I tucked the mini gifts inside and Voila! Easy peasy!

Let me show you what she’ll find when she opens it:

There you have it: quick and easy enabling so my niece can express herself through stamping! I hope that makes me a pretty good aunt. Now on to the other ten…lol

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-200 Floral Bouquet (Spellbinders), 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon), Sparkle Clear stamp set (Hero Arts), Stampology black ink for clear stamps (Autumn Leaves)

Other Stuff: Patterned papers, Wood letters, Ribbon, sandpaper

Happy Creating, Eli