Friday, April 15, 2011

Retirement Cards

To make this more of a general card, you could use "Just Remember......" The girl on the stamp was holding a cake. I just cut that off.

I went on Goggle images and got a shoe box and a shoe. After cutting a slit in the shoe box, I added a scrap of real tissue paper and the cut out shoe. I used clear mailing labels for the words.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I used the tutorial I have posted a link to on this site to make a pop-up card. I used a flower stamp to make the inside water lilies. I used a sticker for the inside frog and a stamp for the info. I drew the lily pads on the front and hand wrote the title (I am planning to use my computer for the words next time). I used another stamp for the frog on the front and a silk four leaf clover for the pad under the frog. I added Glossy Accents to the frog's eye.

Kids Cards

Do you have grandchildren you'd like to send cards to? I will be adding a few ideas here.
I cut the worm from Cricut cartridge "Create a Critter" at "2". I just drew the apple free hand and added the sentiment by using a clear mailing label. This could be sent to a grandchild or used for Teacher Appreciation Day as well.

Here' a card to help you "hug" a child over the miles. I used several different stamps and clear mailing labels.

I cut the alien from Cricut cartridge "B is for Boy". I added all the eyes. I used a white gel pen to make stars in background. I added a blue circle and green scraps for Earth. Inside I wrote "You are out of this world".

I used "B is for Boy" Cricut cartridge to cut the truck and "Our Community Cricut cartridge to cut the road. Inside I have the saying "Have a truck load of fun on your birthday".

I used my Create a Critter cartridge for this card. I put it all on a muted multi-colored background and added stitch marks to finish it off.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get Well Cards

Here's another Get Well option for you.

Someone suggested doing this card and I thought it would be fun! I like funny get well's rather than serious ones, as you can see.

The girl with the bunny slippers I made in a class. Unfortunately the stamp is no longer available, but I just love her. We stamped it twice, once for a 3-D on the card and once just for the slippers. We bent up the bunny ears and added pompoms, goggle eyes, small paper nose, and thread whiskers. We flocked the girl's nightie so it's soft to the touch.

Wouldn't this make you smile?

I copied the front of a real band aid box and used a band aid stamp on patterned papers.

Double Sided Stamped Cards

I'm in love!
A few years ago I came across these "two sided stamps. I went crazy! I think they are so sweet.
I am featuring the ones I have here. If you have others, I would love to hear about them and see how you've used them.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Baby Cards

I had this baby feet stamp and was anxious to try it out. This is what I came up with. I got the basic idea on the Internet somewhere.

I got the idea for this card somewhere on the Internet. I made some in soft colors: pink, green, blue, and yellow as well as this bright pink.

I added a mini safety pin which matched the colors of the base cards. I didn't have a scallop punch the right size so I cut out a circle and, when the top two circles were attached, I cut around the largest circle with fancy scissors. The flowers, teddy bear, butterfly and left bow are all 3D. I added multi-colored ribbon (which I'm sad to say they aren't making any more).
I really like the hedgehog stamps. You'll see I use them a lot. What is your favorite stamp right now?

Sympathy Cards

These are the most difficult for me to figure out, but I have come up with a few which I think might be OK for sympathy cards.
I made another sympathy card. Here it is.

The lily card I stamped on white paper, colored in (again with pencils) and added glitter. I cut out around the right hand side and mounted it on a matte. I used a double matte on this card and added a butterfly.

The girl and the dog I stamped twice (the hat is 3-D) and colored in with pencils. I used sentiments from Hero Arts.

The butterfly card I glued butterflies to cut out circles. I added gems, a stamped sentiment and strips of colored papers.

General Cards

Ever just want a GENERAL, up-lifting card? Here are some for you.

I used self sticky cork for a background on this fun card.

Do you just love shoes? This might be a card that interests you! I used two different stamps and some "shoe" paper I've been waiting to use.

I used a stamp for the picture and Distress Inks for the background. I wanted to make it look like water in the fish bowl so I added Glossy Accents to it.

I used two different stamps for this card. I colored the butterflies with glaze pens, leaving everything else black and white. I made the butterflies 3D.

Loved the "Singing in the Rain" movie (that dates me) and this card reminds me of that song. I used the April Showers Cricut cartridge to cut the words at 1 1/2", the boots at 1" (I cut them down shorter) and the umbrella at 2". The girl is a stamp I use quite often. I actually stamped her three times for each card so I could have a fancy dress and a different bow. I was lucky enough to have some raindrop shaped gems. I just free-handed cut the puddle.

Do you love pop corn as much as I do? As much as these mice do?? I stamped this twice so that I could 3D three of the mice and the pot. I then used Liquid Applique over the pop corn, let it dry over night and then used the embossing heat tool on it.

This card was fun to make, but a lot of cutting out.I used my Cricut to cut the basket (3" from Cheerful Seasons cartridge). I stamped carrots right onto the white background and on additional paper. Those I added with foam squares. I stamped the bunny , colored it, and cut it out. I added the bunny with a 3D dot. I stamped the sentiment. Then it looked unfinished to me so I added faux stitch lines and a pearl. Fun!

I am sorry about the front being sideways, I couldn't get it to upload correctly, but wanted to share the card.

I cut the fruits with my Cricut using the "From My Kitchen" cartridge and, for the faces, I used Peachy Keen stamps. For the nuts, I used "B is for Boy" Cricut cartridge. The stamps I used on this card are from Stampabilities.
This is a fun card to send when you are just thinking of someone or as a thank you.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Cards

Stained Glass Look

The first card was stamped onto a transparency. Then I turned it over and used Stickles (glitter glue) to color everything in. After it dries, turn it over and the black lines define everything and it looks similar to stained glass. When you attach the picture to the background, make sure to use the adhesive just behind the colored in section so it won't show.


For the next card I used a stamp and colored pencils to give it a soft look. I added ribbon, a flower and a button.

Tutorials and Card Sites

Imagine over 165,000 cards! Well, you can see them here:

Whipper Snapper Designs

Want to see some great cards? The cards on this site change often so enjoy now AND later:


I found this site really helpful when wanting to do a pop-up card. There are many different ideas, all with complete instructions and pictures to follow.
Why don't you try one and see how much fun they can be.

Cards Made with Penny Black Stamps
Penny Black has really cute stamps (my favorite Hedgehog stamps and others) but there is also a place where they feature sample cards. It's worth a look:

Lawn Fawn Stamp Gallery
Go here to get great card ideas for Lawn Fawn stamps and more. If you aren't familiar with this company, you are about to be impressed.

Bits and Pieces of Me
Want to see creativity at it's best? Visit here:

Sherri was my introduction to scrapbooking and card making. She always has new and refreshing ideas.

Exciting, Learning Site

Design Memory Craft site features their own product, but they also have videos and write-ups on "how-tos". You might want to check this site out for ideas.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Elaine's Cards

Elaine is a friend of mine who has just recently gone crazy for stamping cards. She can't upload her photos yet, but she certainly can adapt a stamp to create new and interesting looks.

Elaine cut out an oval to feature her dragonfly. She printed her sentiments/messages on clear
mailing labels so they are self adhesive. The front features a faux finish, which resulted from a mistake. You'd never know it. It's beautiful. BUT she got a fingerprint on the front so she swished up a paper, dipped it in the ink and moved it around on the front. This is a perfect example of how you can turn a "mistake" into something unexpectedly beautiful.
Great job, Elaine.

With this birthday card, she changed the larger hedgehog from pulling a cart to holding balloons. She added a parade of little hedgehogs (these were holding x'mas stockings).

On the inside of the card, in order to get the little hedgehog going the opposite direction, she put it up to a window and traced it. She added the cutest tablecloth and topped it all off with several other stamps. She used a MS corner punch and a sentiment.

Not bad for someone who just started. Can't wait to see what she comes up with after this!


Are you CRAZY about making cards? Good, come join the rest of us and we'll share some great ideas.

I will post some cards I've made and I will add sites where you can find other ideas for card making. If you want to post a link to your card site from here, please email me at: and include the site where you post your cards.

Can't wait to see what we all come up with!

This is a card I had a lot of fun with and can't wait to mail it to someone (not that I wish anyone to be ill)!
For this card I used stamps. I colored in the "bug" and cut it out. I then used a post-it-note to cover up the bug on the stamp and inked it up again this time with Staz on ink. After taking off the post-it-note I stamped the image on a clear transparency. When I cut the bottle out I cut it like paper dolls, with the tabs on the bottom and both sides. I also cut off the top of the cork, even with the bottle. I used glue dots to wrap the bottle around the bug in the jar image. Then I cut flat cork in the correct shape (I traced around a stamped image of the cork) and added the "real" cork to the bottle.
The finishing touch was a border of all the insect stamps I could find.

I think this would cheer up someone who was not feeling his/her best. I know it makes me smile.