Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rainbow Hearts

          My Honey Bee Stamps order arrived late afternoon on Friday so by yesterday I was back in my craftroom inking up these new stencils – love! – and making Valentine’s cards for my Etsy shop.  I made a card with each of the heart stencils.  I blended Gina K inks on her heavy weight cardstock with the Taylored Expressions blending brushes.  They spread like butter on hot toast together and got these glorious blends!  How fun are these colors?!  Each panel is 4.25” by 5.5” and popped up on a white card base with Fun Foam (from Amazon) for a bit of depth and dimension!  All of my supplies are listed below!

·       Stamp set(s):  Gina K – Heart SS & Love Is All You Need SS (inside)    
·       Ink(s):  Gina K – Red Velvet, In the Navy, Passionate Pink, Tranquil Teal, Coral Reef, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Black Onyx
·       Paper:  Gina K – Heavy Weight White, Black Onyx
·       Dies & Embossing folders:  Gina K – Heart Die; Heffy Doodle – Imperial Stitched Rectangle Dies 
·       Embellishments/Other things of note:  Honey Bee – Fluttering Hearts Stencils; Taylored Expressions – Blending Brushes; Fun Foam – White; Ranger – Glossy Accents; Verve – sequins (retired) 
I love using supplies from different companies as I create.  The stamps and dies and other items worked together perfectly to bring both of these cards together.  I especially love the “Heart” die as it was part of a stamp and die combo that I received last fall at  class taught by Gina K herself in Greensboro, NC.  I cut out the heart die 6 times – 3 for each card and stacked them together with her Connect Glue.  I used some Glossy accents over the top of the die cuts once down on my card front to add even more dimension and some shine.  With sparkly sequins to finish off the card, we’ve got a big impact for relatively easy card. 
I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to my blog today.  I’d love to hear what you think about any of my creations!  See you next time.  Don’t forget about my Etsy shop – Cotton2Craft where I sell my cards!  Hope to see you there!  
Many Blessings,

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Honey Bee House

          I made 10 of these cards all at once but only 9 of them will be going to my realtor friend from our church and to my Etsy shop.  One of them looks a bit derelict with a window that’s a bit off kilter.  Maybe I’ll save it for Halloween this year!  LOL  Making 10 of these at the same time was a bit daunting as there are A LOT of little pieces in the set and I didn’t begin to use them all.  But what a cute little house these all turned out to be.  But cutting 10, 20 or even 40 of some things can be daunting so give yourself plenty of time to do the tastk.  You’ll be glad you did.
I do want to say something about the attention to detail in this set.  The green shrubbery even has a right and left side for attaching it to the house.  How cool is that?! When I saw this set I immediately thought of this set as perfect for realtors to share with their clients at closing.  So I’m marketing on Etsy to realtors!  I’m just starting out on Etsy so we will see what kind of traffic we get.  Here are the details for my card!  I do recomend that you use a heavy base weight cardstock like I used here so that your card front holds up to the layers and gluing that’s needed here.
·       Stamp set(s):  PTI – Tucked In: New Home & Polka Dot Parade SS    
·       Ink(s):  Gina K – Black Onyx; Copic – Spica Marker - Black
·       Paper:  Gina K – Black Onyx, Cherry Red, Moonlit Fog, Fresh Asparagus; Neenah Solar White 110#
·       Dies & Embossing folders:  Honey Bee Stamps – House Builder Card Base; PTI – Skinny Mini Banner Dies  

I’ll be working on Valentines cards so watch the blog and my Etsy shop to see what I create.  My Valentine goodies from Honey Bee Stamps shipped out today so hopefully I’ll have them to start creating some yummy goodness by the first of next week! 
Many Blessings,

Sunday, January 5, 2020


          Winter is still with us and around here it’s feeling like winter – which I enjoy.  I brought out my big HUGS and big THANKS and a snowflake edger die to capture some winter for a couple of cards for my Etsy shop – Cotton2Craft that my daughter and I have just launched!  While there is not any stamping on the card front, I always stamps the back of the cards I make with a sentiment from the stamp set listed below.  It’s sort of become my trademark and my word for this year is JOY!  Kind of fits don’t you think?  Here are the details for these two cards! 
·       Stamp set(s):  Papertrey Ink – New Every Morning SS (back of card)    
·       Ink(s):  Gina K Designs – Ocean Mist
·       Paper:  Gina K Designs – Ocean Mist; Neenah Solar White 110#; Michael’s Glitter CS
·       Dies & Embossing folders:   MFT – Big HUG & Big THANKS Die-namics; Hero Arts – Snowflake Edge Fancy Die
·       Embellishments/Other things of note:  Pretty Pink Posh – Snowflake Sequins Mix  
I cut out the HUGS and THANKS 3 times – once in glitter cardstock and two times in the same color cardstock as the card front to give my sentiments some dimension!  It really helps the sentiment word to stand out while giving some additional texture to my card front.
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Card back

Many Blessings,