Birthday Deer Card No Electricity Needed

Deer Birthday card for my Dear Brother

So the birthday came and went…but did not get a card to my dear brother. Like I posted earlier, we were born on his 4th birthday. What day every year sharing my birthday. I loved it. I missed seeing him this year cause of Covid. Praying I can see him in the Spring.

This is a simple card to make, truly fun and easy. When you have the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine. Love this little cut and emboss machine. Compact and no electricity needed. You lay the die on the plate, sandwich between the plate and roll through…the press does all the cutting. Yes, it is manual but accurate and you can take it outside to the picnic table, the porch and camping. Sadly, now like many with no electricity you can use it and enjoy as long as you have light to see.

First you die cut a circle, than make the base. The base is crumb cake, 8-1/2″ by 4-1/4″. Score at 4-1/4″ to get a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ base folded.

I next glue the die cut circle to the center of the base. Note: Only glue the lower half. What I do is put the base over a actual A2 card, which is 4/1/4″ x 5-1/2″ folded. I give it the eye to center. The pink above is a A2 card, I lay my base and Circle over. As shown below, only glue the lower portion of the card.

Lay circle dye cut over and let dry.

Now the fun begins, take a clear block, ink up with pad or marker, than spritz with water….you are watercoloring. You had to have water soluable markers and inks, that is why l like Stampin’ Up! ink pads. Also, non toxic. Easy to clean with water.

The above is using blue on top and green on bottom. Ok, the deer is fussy cut…oh my, fussy cut. Simple From Natures Beauty stamp set.

My go to deer Stamp from Nature’s Beauty Stamp set.

I wanted Crumb Cake Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock…well, My Stampin’ Pad was dry so I went to Early Expresso. I have a new Crumb cake ink bad on order and a refill. Now, if I had a refill, I would not need to order another. Tip: Order a Ink pad and refill at same time, you will not regret. I ordered another ink pad cause the style changed a few years ago, love the new style. Yep, I use Crumb Cake on many cards and projects along with Navy…my go to colors.

So I went to my go to sets, yes, these are used over and over. They give a watercolor look, the look I love. Snow Front has trees, Deer, Mountains and water, grass….use with many other sets.

These are how I keep my sets, in a little crate I pick up at dollar store or thrift store. Needless to say the passed year I have been no where, these are items I had….thank goodness.

My favorite set…use with so many other sets.

I added some trees in Tranquil Tied…a color no longer available. Yes, every two years new colors come and go…yes they are called the in colors. The basics stay but to jazz up things a bit, new colors come. So when you find something you like and use, get back ups. I did not on this color and truly missed out. Cause once they retire they can not be ordered. Same with stamp sets, they come and go. Sooo….if you like this set, by end of May 2021, it may have retired.

OK, now. I should have done the white circle on its own and stamped. Yes, I did this wrong…but hey. Do you see the blue blop by the pine tree, well I stamped over it, to try to make it better.

Added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the deer. Yes, you can cut them to fit. This makes the deer stand out more.

Next, I showcased my dies to see the right size, to cut white cardstock to cover my ink blobs…yep, no mistake, just a designer creativity…

The cardstock comes out nice…..these are stitched dies that are again used over and over.

I added the dimesionals to the back of both these stitched die cuts to give more dimension.

Ok….have fun…. enjoy and share. Have a great day giving. Create Joy, Give Joy.

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Masks and Cards

Oh my, I am busy….sewing and card making…..yes! I love Buffalo Plaid and the stamp with the same name has been my go to…Wow.

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I am taking this time to be STILL, yes, still…creating and enjoying my garden, long walks with my dog and creating in the kitchen. My coop up feelings have gone away by enjoying what I have….not what I don’t have. I am creating cards and sending them to friends and family…so thankful.

The card is simple, just Red Cherry Cobble paper with stamped with Black ink… I make alot of these to have on hand. I use them for birthday cards, thinking of you, etc.

If you are interested in a mask, go to my etsy site or you can order below. I am trying something new….see how it works.

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Enjoy this lovely day! Thanks for stopping by…..

March…Spring is Coming

I have been under the weather. The season is changing…so thankful. I am moving slow but push myself to get out everyday walking. I always walk the dog but now I walk more when the weather is nice. Yesterday, it snowed here, but I still walked. I do a extra walk.

Creating new cards, need sympathy cards, thank you cards, get well card. I thought I had extra, I do not, wow, they are going out fast. I am behind on Birthday cards, too.

The above card is a mish match. A little of this and a little of that. I do it often. Save those scraps of paper….be it DSP (Designer series paper or plain cardstock that I have stamped. You stack ontop of each other, creates something unique. I also like vellum and I cut that out with punches or dies. I have them ready and pick them here and there. You can see I used a punch of a circle. I add embellishments, the bird I found in some embellishments I bought at dollar store. I have to stay away from dollar store, I purchase to much.

The happy Birthday is from a stamp set I truly love, Botanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp Set. It has matching dies.

This is a book mark using the dies. They have so many uses. I used the Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. University of Michigan Colors. I love Stampin Up paper, you can find your school colors and create lasting memories. The bookmark has been used, so it is a little ratty, a memory I made to celebrate a special occasion.

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Birthday Fun Card

Loved making this card for my brother. He is super special. We have birthdays on the same day.

I was born on his 4th birthday along with my twin sister…yes, 3 birthdays in one day. Our lives changed in 2014 as my twin passed away from a stroke at 56. My days have never been the same but I press on, move on but always have her in my heart and mind. Life is different, never will be the same.

I had to do this card in steps. Yes, my arthritis kicked on a revenge. My hands could not function. Like typing this right now is not simple. I use to type for a living, now I pray I can do keyboarding just a little. I press on. You have to, it is the only choice you have.

The card is simple but striking.

This high-quality printed paper is excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more. Pack includes various golf-themed images, prints, and patterns. It’s a great choice for masculine cards and projects. I love the plaids.

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Directions:

Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 7″ Night of Navy Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.

First Layer:  2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ Navy plaid from Country Club Designer Series Paper 151314

Second Layer:  Scrap of White. Cardstock. Stamp with “Happy Birthday” with Night of Navy from stamp set Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set (English) and punch with Label Me Lovely Punch 151296

Inside Layer:  Die cut Whisper White Cardstock with rectangle from Stitched so Sweetly dies. Place a little over to have it peek out to front. Scrap of White. Cardstock.

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Valentine Fun

Just days away is Valentine’s Day. I make cards, so I make Valentine’s Day Cards to give. This Card I made for my husband. We have Several cats and he loves them. It is goofy we never had cats growing up in our family or his. We have been married…33 years..wow and most of that time we have had at least one cat. They just come knocking on our door. Where we live, sadly, people just throw them out of their cars. Yes, it makes me sick. We have many cats and a dog. Miguel is a chihuahua who we adopted from a local shelter…we have had him for 7 of his 10 years, he is a sweetie.

Directions:

Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.

First Layer:  Whisper White cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ This layer is stamps with hearts from Forever Lovely stampset, Lovely Lipstick was used to cut fancy heart from die set. I also used the die as the template for the first layer. The back ground with Lovely Lipstick ink, Happy Valentine’s Day from Meant to Be Stamp set. This stamp set had a lovely die set that matches and I have used it for so many cards. The die set is called Stitched Be Mine dies.

Second Layer: Cats from the punch out with Cat Punch from the stamp set Nine Lives using whisper white. I colored the cats with water color pencils to match a few of our cats. Lovely Lipstick cardstock was used to cut fancy heart from die set. I also used the die as the template for the first layer.

Inside Layer:  4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock. I put a another punched out cat stamped in black and colored with watercolor pencils. I put inside and put the hearts coming out of him in Lovely Lipstick.

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Arthritis and Creating

Yes, I have Osteoartritis but I still am trying to enjoy life and bring love to others. Some days it is not good, some days good. I create cards, lots of cards. I am trying to use my arthiritc hands everyday, yes, I fumble, I drop and sometimes cry.

I have to do things in spurts, no marathon creating. My life has changed greatly. No fun but I have to deal with it cause there is no cure.

The above card is so easy and fun. It is from the Sentimental Bundle.

I have to watch my pennies and I was blessed with the lovely paper in a sample pack that you get when you join Stampin Up during celebration.

Directions:

Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 7″ Poppy Parade Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.

First Layer:  2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Second Layer:  Scrap of Poppy Parade Cardstock. Place a rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies on the cardstock and put through a Die Cutting Machine. Score at 1/2″ from the right side. Attach to the Card Base.

Third Layer:  2″ x 2 5/8″ Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade Ink. Attach to the Second Layer.

Inside Layer:  4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock. This hides the 1/2″ piece of the Second Layer.

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Happy Birthday SAB

Stamped on Whisper white cardstock with Night if Navy ink. Fussy cut out cake. Used rectangular stitch dies to cut Happy Birthday. Made a card base with Night of Navy cardstock

Basic A2 card with whisper white background. You take a 8-1/2 by 11 piece of whisper white and cut in half to get 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 piece of paper. Take that and score at 4-1/4″ to fold in half. You get a 5-1/2″ by 4-1/4″ card. You than cut the Night of Navy to 4″ by 5-1/4″ for layer one. Stamp the cake onto whisper white and also the Happy Birthday. I fussy cut the cake with scissors but to let you know…a die is coming next month….yes…so cool. Take the Happy Birthday and die cut with the rectangular stitched frames…yes, you need the Big shot or some other die cutting machines.