Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017

Happy Easter!
Here is my lamb cake for this year. 
I will bring it to my cousin Claudia's who invited us for Easter dinner later today.
I also made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to bring.
Wishing you Easter blessings!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

File Folder Card and Hand Cream Box

My daughter gave me a tube of L'Occitane hand cream a long time ago.
I have been saving the cool looking box.
The design reminded me of a stamp!
So, I cut out parts of the box
and added them as embellishments to this file folder card.
And added an old library pocket card.

For the inside "file" I sponged some distress scattered straw through a mesh bag
that contained lemons from the grocery store.
The Michael Strong mini flower is stamped in distress broken china.
I drew the stem and leaves with a peeled paint distress marker.
I'm not sure how I will use this card, so I left room for the sentiment.

Here is what is left of the hand cream box.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Card of the Day-File Folder Card

Happy Friday dear friends! As you can see I'm still on the File Folder kick!
Today's card features Michael Strong's large cloisonne flower.

The design is simple, quick and easy.
I have not decided if it will be a birthday or a "hello" card.
There is blank space to write on the library card
and also in the inside layer to personalize it.

I made this file folder card without the envelope punch board.
In case anyone is interested I wrote up a tutorial for that method HERE.

Here is the inside "file", simple with room to add a sentiment.

Stamps: Michael Strong
Ink: distress ripe persimmon

It's been fun being card captain at the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

File Folder Card Tutorial

Here is my file folder card tutorial
for my friends at the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.
I shared a file folder card for today's Technique Thursday HERE
Just wanted to share this method in case you don't have the envelope punch board.
Either way, it's very easy and fun to make these cards.


Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Fold as usual for making a card.
For the tab, cut away a 1/2 wide strip (12-13 mm) on the narrow end
using your paper trimmer, making the tab any size you wish.

This shows the cut line.

 Here you see where to trim off that 1/2 inch wide piece by cutting with a scissors.

Now you see the tab before the corner punch is used...

...and after using the corner punch.

 To make the insert, cut a piece of cardstock 4.25 x 5.25 inches.
The tab is made in the same way as the folder.
After checking the fit I trim a little off the bottom.

Here's the finished look.

Hope you have fun making these File Folder Cards.
I would love to hear from you and see your creation!
You can check google for other variations!
Enjoy!!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday Card of the Day-File Folder Style

Happy Thursday dear friends!
It's been a busy week so I am revisiting the "file folder" technique.
I'm showcasing Michael Strong's mini butterfly and mini dragonfly stamps
Here's my method of making the file folder card:
I cut kraft paper in half
to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inch
 then fold that like a card.
I make tabs with my Envelope Punch Board
then cut away the approximately 1/2 inch wide strip with my paper trimmer.
Before I had the Punch board, I just made the tab with my paper trimmer,
scissors and a corner punch.

Here's a LINK with info on how I used acrylic paints for my background.
I sponged the edges of the painted panels with distress walnut stain ink. 
I attached the layers with dimensional foam.

For the inside of my file folder card, I made a "file" from cardstock. Then sponged dried marigold distress ink over a pieces of the mesh bag (that lemons are packed in from the grocery store). 

Materials
Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic paint

Stamps: Michael Strong, Hero Arts, PrintWorks

Inks: distress ripe persimmon, twisted citron, dried marigold, walnut stain