Monday, April 27, 2015

Sparkle for Mom

Newest challenge on Melonheadz blog is: Add Sparkle! This includes glitter, gems, bling, etc. Mother's day is coming up soon on May 10th this year, so this was my theme.  I layered each element with fun glitter paper and used gold Stickles to outline the handmade bow!

Love adding a small touch to the inside!  Did you post a card for mom? Leave your link in the comments so I can visit! :)

Supplies used:
  • Melonheadz digital bundle "Death by Chocolate"
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Glam Glitter paper pad by The Paper Studio
  • Sweet Soiree paper pad by Craft Smith
  • Satin ribbon outlined with Gold Stickles
  • Heart gem embellishments
  • Zig 2 way glue pen and Elmer's permanent tape runner

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Something yummy!

This fortnight's challenge at Creative Craft Cottage is: Something yummy to eat or drink!  I love the teapot shaped cards at the Cutting Cafe.  I don't own an expensive cutting machine, so this was all cut by hand. (With the help of a craft knife for inside the teapot handle)

Cutting out this piece was not as difficult as I first thought it would be. It was actually quite relaxing to fussy-cut this project while listening to music.

Supplies used include:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Makeup Party Invitations!

These were made for a Beauticontrol consultant who is having a makeup party next month.

These next few pictures are of the inside right, inside left and back of the cards.  Right says "It's a Beauticontrol Party". The left is a quote which I love! 

"For beautiful EYES, look for the good in others; for beautiful LIPS, speak only words of kindness; and for POISE, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." ~ Audrey Hepburn

This image was stamped with Staz On Jet Black Ink and watercolored using Distress Ink pads/markers.  I really enjoyed this project!

As a little bonus, I created a small gift set of 5 greeting cards in a box to be given away to those that attend the party.  I used my circle punch and new Lawn Fawn Stamp Set to create a small game that can be used over and over to choose a winner.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Using 2 or More Designer Papers

New challenge today at Melonheadz Friends: Use 2 or more designer papers!  I enjoyed this theme because it made me reach for cute, new papers I hadn't used yet! (ok, yes...hoarding them...)

The quote says "A cup of tea warms the soul like a good friend."  This is one of the gorgeous double-sided papers in the Botanical Tea paper pad by Graphic 45. The peach polka dots paper is from Heidi Swapp and the roses are in Melonheadz Floral Combo Pack. (link below)

I used Glossy Accents on the blue butterfly to make it pop, as well as some self adhesive blue pearls from

Love putting a small scrap of paper on the inside to tie the whole card together!

Supplies used:
  • Melonheadz digital bundle "Cassie's Floral Combo Pack"
  • Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Paper Pad
  • Heidi Swapp "September Skies" Paper Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Self adhesive pearls from
  • Elmer's permanent tape runner 
This card was entered into the following challenges: Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  April 5/1

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Die Cuts Challenge

This fortnight at Creative Craft Cottage is challenge #37 - Use Die Cuts!  I decided to use my favorite die set, Spellbinders Butterflies Two, and create 2 different card styles.  This first digital image is by Karleigh Sue.  Dies were used to cut through the paper as well as the foam sheet to create a butterfly-shaped "pocket" to hold sequins and glitter.  Love shaker cards! :)

I used the die cut butterflies to decorate the inside of the card.

For the 2nd card I used this adorable image from Lemon Shortbread.  I die cut a bunch of butterflies to create this faux embossed background with pink on pink card stock.  I love how the girl appears to have wings behind her!

**The A.M.L.C. watermark is not on the inside of the actual card.**
How are your spring projects coming along?  Feel free to share with me in the comments section. I would love to see them! :)

Supplies (and digital images) used include:
  • Lemon Shortbread image titled "Sweet Lolita Bouquet"
  • Karleigh Sue image titled "Hot Date"
  • Spellbinders Dies Butterflies 2
  • Spellbinders Dies Fancy Tags
  • Core'dinations card stock (Joann's)
  • Recollections card stock (Michaels')
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Patina Stickles
  • Elmer's tape runner & Zig 2-way glue pen
  • Foam sheets (Michaels')
  • Embellishments, sequins and nail glitter
  • Clear acrylic sheets from 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pink and Orange Spring Card!

The newest Melonheadz challenge theme is...Spring! I fell in love with this orange and pink themed paper pack I found at Tuesday Morning.  Wanted to use my new mason jar die also, it's so cute!

Please feel free to join us for the challenge at Melonheadz! A melonheadz image is not required, so share your spring creations!  :)

Supplies used:
This card has been entered into the following challenges:  Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April Challenge.  5/1/15