Using what I have…

Its so fun to buy new things, especially when it comes to card making. There is always something new available and its hard to resist.  With things being so uncertain, I’ve been trying to use what I already have…some of which I haven’t even opened before!  So this card is made using things I already had in my craft room. 

I don’t know if you have a Tuesday Morning where you live, but in their craft section, you can buy stamps, dies, papers and so much more for a fraction of what you would normally pay.  When I first discovered this, I went a bit crazy and bought a lot.  They have a lot of stamps from “Bo Bunny” for very little and so I have a basket full of their stamps.  All of which I hadn’t even opened…until today!  I don’t love their stamps, they are acrylic and don’t stamp easily, but I made it work and they have great images so its worth persevering. 

So this is a Mother’s Day card. 

I stamped the images using the rose garden stamp set from Bo Bunny and colored them with copic markers.  Then I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.  I embossed a panel of white cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb) with a Darice damask embossing folder.  The sentiment is from a stamp set called “momanddad2love” from  Stamps of life.  I adhered the embossed panel to some red cardstock and then glued all the flowers and leaves to the lower right corner of the card. I did prop up the largest rose with some dimensional foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink and fussy cut around it, adding a frame of the same red paper. 

I hope you are all doing well.

You can find some of the products I used here:

Bo Bunny Rose Garden Stamp set:

Darice Damask embossing folder:

Stamps of Life momanddad2love stamp set:

My shop:

Woke up to snow!

We woke up to snow this morning!  Its turned to rain now but we are supposed to get more snow overnight.  Thankfully these spring snow storms usually melt off quickly.  Despite the rain, I can see people out walking their dogs in the park. I’ve been watching Netflix this morning, curled up in a blanket, with my dog in my lap.  Nice and cozy! 

Last night, I managed to put a card together. Its very simple and everything I used has been in my stash for a long time.  Here it is:

The stamp is by Trinity stamps and I think it was from a monthly kit by Scrapping For Less. I think it may have been an exclusive as I can’t find it on the website.  The embossing folder is by Sizzix and has been discontinued.  I stamped the flower and then colored it with alcohol markers.  Then I fussy cut it out.  I embossed the background using Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock.  I wrapped a green sheer ribbon around it and layered some yellow cardstock around it.  I adhered the flower with Scotch 3M foam tape and put it all on an A2 cardbase which was made using Recollections heavy weight white cardstock.  Thats it.  Very simple.  
I hope you are staying well and safe.  See you next time!