Valentine’s Day Card with a Vintage Feel

by egarcia on January 23, 2015

Hi all,

Today’s card has a bit of a vintage/nostalgic feel.  I created it using the January Simon Says Stamp kit from last year.  I always have so much left over in these kits, it’s great to go back to an oldie and still be able to play with it.

il_570xN.700569918_onhbAll of the elements came from the kit except for the black ribbon which came from my stash.  I die-cut the large heart from the patterned paper that looked like storybook pages from an old kid’s book.  The kit also included the Fancy Pants Beloved tickets which I used to create the border.

il_570xN.700570046_7td8Here’s a closer look at that cute heart.  I inked the edges a bit with black ink so it would stand out more from the background paper.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

by egarcia on January 21, 2015

Hi all,

Today I have a cute little set of Valentine’s Day mini cards, perfect for kids to exchange with their classroom buddies.

il_570xN.709877755_8mllThis set of 8 mini flat cards were so much fun to create.  I started out with red card stock cut to 3×3 in.  The patterned paper comes from the Smitten 6×6 collection from Authentique.  il_570xN.709877653_et6yFor the focal I die-cut the heart using Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities set. This Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Only Have Eyes For You stamp set by Simon Says Stamp was the perfect size for this heart.  I used Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink to get that crisp inked image.

il_570xN.709877711_59nrFinally I stamped the To and From using stamps from Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts set.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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SSS January 2015 Kit: Winter Wishes Card

by egarcia on January 16, 2015

Hi all,

Today I have another card I created using the Simon Says Stamp January 2015 kit.  The February kit will be making its way here soon, so I wanted to get one more project done with this kit before the new one arrives.

IMG_3042I used papers, card stock, the stamp set,  and perfect pearls that were included in the kit.  I added the sequins from my stash.  For the diagonal stripe border and the sentiment I stamped the images first with Versamark ink and then I added the perfect pearls over it.  The trick is to mist over it with some water to set the perfect pearls.  It’s difficult to see in the photos, but the perfect pearls leaves a bit of a subtle shimmer that is just beautiful.

IMG_3052Here’s a closer look at that focal area.  That large sentiment is just gorgeous.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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SSS January 2015 Kit: Happy Winter Birthday

by egarcia on January 13, 2015

Hi All:

Today I have a card made using the Simon Says Stamp January 2015 kit.  IMG_3034This kit is full of goodies perfect for winter cards.  I wanted to create a winter birthday card, so I combined the elements from the kit with some Lawn Fawn stamps.  The papers, card stock, and stamp stickers you see are part of the kit.

IMG_3033I used a die to create the snowflake in the center and added the purple rhinestone from my stash.  For the sentiment I combined the happy winter from Critters in the Snow with the birthday from Hats Off to You to create the happy winter birthday sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Sunday: Tampa Zoo

by egarcia on January 12, 2015

Hi All,

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Scrapbook Sunday post, so I’m really happy to be here today to share a scrapbook page with all of you.  As you might recall, I’d been working on the 2004 album, so here’s another page featuring a summer visit to the Tampa Zoo with my then 4 year old daughter.

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I used papers from the Hopscotch collection from Hot Off the Press, which were included in my September 2014 Personal Shopper kit.  The ribbon and round tag were also part of the kit.

IMG_2999For embellishments I turned to my stamps.  I used Lawn Fawn’s Critters Down Under.  I stamped the crocodile onto the patterned paper and fuzzy cut it out.  I then stamped the “smile crocodile” onto the blue pattered paper, creating a little tab for the crocodile to sit on.  For the last bit of embellishments I used some old brads and a rub-on from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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