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Good morning everyone! It is finally Friday! Today’s featured cards will conclude this week’s Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day Cards week here at Scrap N Grow.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheets
Valentine Background Embossing folder by Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Ribbon from Michael’s
Heart Trinkets from Stash
Here is another card variation using the same embossing folder.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheets
Valentine Background Embossing Folder by Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Adage Tickets and Hinge Clips from Ideology
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day featured cards. Next week, I will feature a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Thank you again. Have a great weekend.
Good morning everyone. Today is day four of Scrap N Grow’s Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day Cards Week. Today’s featured cards focal image is from Provocraft’s Heart Blocks embossing folder. Metal is from Add A Little Dazzle and the die cut hearts are from Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Alterations line.
Thank you again for stopping by. Please stay tuned tomorrow for another Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day card idea. Have a fabulous day!
Good morning. Hope your week is going well. Today, I have another heavy metal Valentine’s Day card to share with you. I aptly named this card the Queen of Hearts.
The focal image is a Provocraft embossing folder called Queen of Hearts. I embossed white Add A Little Dazzle metal. Once embossed, I used various Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pen Markers to color the image. I referenced a playing card to guide my choice of colors. I am really pleased with the results. This card was fun to color and create. I also answered a burning question that I have had for awhile. Will Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pens permanently color metal? The answer is yes!!!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please stop back again tomorrow for another set of heavy metal Valentine’s Day cards idea. Have a great day!
Good evening blog friends. How was your Monday? I had the day off today from work today and am recovering from our recent 24 snowfall of 18 inches that fell from late Saturday evening through Sunday. Apparently, this snowfall was the Twin Cities 3rd largest snowfall total on record. In between shoveling, I made a batch of cookies to send to my dad and made a few holidays cards pictured below.
Bazzill Red, White, and Green Card Stock
Carved Ornaments Sizzix Die By Tim Holtz
Noel Movers and Shapers Sizzix Die By Tim Holtz
Ten Seconds Studio Metal- Barn Red
Birds and Reindeer Embossing Folder Set By Sizzix
Holiday Wishes Stamp Set By Stampers Anonymous for Tim Holtz
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Metallic Brads and Ornament Cord String
Holly Branch and Pine Branch Punches By Martha Stewart
Christmas Red Stickles
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Crop A Dile Hole Punch
Red, Green, White, and Black Bazzill Card Stock
Grunge Paper By Ranger
Seasons Greetings Embossing Folder By Provocraft
Snow Tree Bigz Die By Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Reindeer Flight Bigz Die By Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint: Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, and Clear Rock Candy
White Sparkly Fluff
Red, Green and White Bazzill Card Stock
Christmas Backgrounds and borders Set of Embossing Folders and Coordinating Stamp Set by Stampers Anonymous for Tim Holtz
Ranger Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Holiday Lamp Post Bigz Die By Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Holly Punch By Martha Stewart
Ranger Christmas Green and Red Stickles
Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay tuned, as I will be back tomorrow with a few more cards and a bonus Paperie In Bloom project on Wednesday. Have a great night.
Good evening everyone. I feel like it has been forever since my last post, 6 days! Yikes!!!!. I sincerely apologize, for my attention has been focused on our design and finishes for our lower level. We are meeting with a few more contractors later this week and hopefully afterwards, we can begin to move forward and implement our design. Once construction resumes and remaining finishes are selected…..I will then resume my regular posting schedule of 2-3 posts per week. I have so many fun things planned for the upcoming holiday season. In the meantime, I have a few more metal embossed Christmas cards to share. They were very easy to create and assembled in under 30 minutes.
Bronze God Ten Seconds Studio Metal Sheet
December Calendar Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Rosette Decorative Strip Die: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
25 Mover and Shapers Die: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Card Stock: White, Silver, and Gold
Brrr Blue Ten Seconds Studio Metal Sheet
Snow Flurries Embossing Folder- Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Card Stock: White, Silver, and Blue
Snowflake- Maya Road Chipboard painted silver with Ranger Silver Paint Dabber
Rhinestones and Crystal Baubles- From My Stash
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am going to try real hard to wrap up my planned Paperie In Bloom projects this weekend, so I can return to my regular posting schedule next week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Good evening everyone. I am delighted to share another Paperie In Bloom project today, a note card. Paperie In Bloom is a monthly blog series. Each month, I showcase a featured bloom and then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase different projects/ideas that highlight the bloom. This month’s bloom is the aster. Pictured below is an aster note card I made earlier today.
This 5×7 card was fun to make and includes several elements. The inspiration for the card was the seed packet.
Green Grass and Grape Bazzill Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Poison Ivy Ten Seconds Studio Metal and Burnishing Block
Branches with Leaves Sizzix Embossing Folder
Garden Encyclopedia Background Stamp and Royal Purple Staz On Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, and Walnut Stain
Recollections Pearl Embellishments
Maya Road Leaf Trinket Pins
Ribbon from Michael’s
Thank you for taking time to stop by today. I will be back on Monday with another project. Until then, have a great weekend everyone.
Good Morning everyone. As promised, I am back today to show you a gift I made for my girlfriend who lives and breathes Halloween year round. She coordinates and manages the Halloween parade in Anoka, MN, also known as the Halloween capitol of the world. Recently, I took an online class called Pumkins & Cider with Christy Tomlinson. She is a great instructor and a wealth of information. Her classes are geared for both budding and seasoned artists. One of the projects taught in her class, Pumpkin Santos Cage Doll was taught by guest artist teacher, Chrissy Gardner. I fell in love with her primitive cage doll Pumpkin Santos and knew it would be a perfect gift for my girlfriend. I watched the instructional videos, printed out my supply lists, and went to work on creating my own cage dolls. I made two, one for my girlfriend and one for me.
Out of respect for Chrissy and Christy, I am not going to post instructions or supplies as the class is available for purchase. See Link above. For my girlfriend’s birthday card, I altered my card slightly from yesterday. Her birthday is the 14th, hence the plaquette and the interior sentiment is Happy Birthday.
I am going to deliver her gift today, I am sure she is going to love it. I have displayed my cage doll on my dining room table. Have a great day everyone. I will be back tomorrow with another inspiring project.
Good morning everyone! It is finally Friday and also the start of a long holiday weekend for many including myself. I have a few things planned but no travel, just staying close to home this weekend. In lieu of sharing a new project today, I instead wanted to take the time to thank everyone for the wonderful comments and encouragement regarding my new blog feature called Paperie In Bloom that I launched earlier this month. I started this feature on the first of August and featured the hydrangea bloom. Throughout the month of August, I created several other projects that highlighted or showcased the hydrangea. So I thought that with today being the end of the month, I would compose a recap post featuring each of the Paperie In Bloom projects featured throughout August with their appropriate hyperlinks. I have decided to hold till Monday before showcasing September’s Paperie In Bloom since it is a holiday weekend, otherwise my intention is to showcase each month’s bloom on the first of the month. Thank you again everyone for making my new Paperie In Bloom series a success. Be sure to stop back on Monday for September’s featured Paperie In Bloom bouquet. Until then, enjoy a recap below of each of the projects I featured throughout August showcasing the beautiful hydrangea. See you on Monday. Have a great and safe holiday weekend.
Paperie In Bloom: August 2012
Thank you again for stopping by and have a great Labor Day weekend.
Good morning. Today, I completed my Iris note card this morning as promised yesterday. It turned out better than I originally envisioned.
The embossed Iris image is from I Brake For Stamps and is stamped onto Inkessentials Specialty Stamping Paper. I then water colored the Iris with various colors of the Tim Holtz Distress Markers. This was my first coloring attempt using markers for a focal point stamped image. I am overall pleased with my results.
For the card’s mat, I used a piece of Ten Seconds Studio art metal cut to the size of my desired embossing folder. The embossing folder I used is Fleur De Lis by Darice. Afterwards, I lightly sanded the metal to highlight the embossed image. I then die cut the embossed metal sheet with Tim Holtz’s Mover and Shapers Die: Mini Baroque. Next, I used pop dots on the backside of the metal sheet and adhered the metal mat onto the focal image sheet creating a shadowbox frame. I liked the effect this created. I then continued to add addtional card mats to the card front and to the card’s interior.
Lastly, I dyed a piece of Vanilla Stampin Up seam binding ribbon using Dusty Concord Distress Stain for the bow before adhering my bow offset at the bottom right hand corner of the card.
I hope you enjoyed my card today. We have some company coming later for dinner and tomorrow kicks off my first official day of vacation. I am going to try and continue to post in the coming week, though it may not be daily. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.
Good evening. I met my goal today of making graduations cards. I have several friends kids graduating this year and felt inspired to make my own cards. My featured card today was inspired by a card that I came across on the Splitcoast Stampers gallery under graduation. I liked the pop up and interactive element of this style of card. I saw several other variations of this card and one of the pictures included a link to a tutorial on how to make the card base. Click here for the tutorial.
Supplies I used:
Spring Card Tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers
Scor Pal Score Board
Stampin Up Go Graduate Digital Brush Set
Stampin Up Word Play Stamp Set
To start, I used black cardstock and followed the tutorial for making the folds for the spring card. Instead of folding the card to spring up, I instead folded it such so that the sides tucked in instead of allowing the card to spring up. This allowed me additional interior real estate to place a pocket for a money gift or the graduate.
Afterwards, I added decorative paper to the cap’s top. I then fumbled through Photoshop Elements to alter and print my digital image of the feet. This was quite the experience as I have never used a digital stamp before. I then adhered my digital images to the bottom front panel of the card.
After competing the exterior of the card minus the tassel, I felt the interior of the card looked a bit plain. After a bit of thinking, I decided to cut additional squares of decorative paper for the top area and formed a pocket by adhering a half square of plain black cardstock over the decorative cardstock. This will provide me a place to tuck in a money gift for the graduate. I then decided to add another sentiment element just above the feet image.
All that was left now was the finishing touch, the tassel. Today’s card is for my girlfriend’s daughter whose school colors are green and gold. I decided to use gold embroidery floss for the tassel. As I was attaching the tassel to the brad, I wish I had little numbers “12″ on hand to add to the tassel. Instead, I die cut numbers from Chip Block, a Tim Holtz decorative strip die and adhered them along the side of the cap.
The completed card measures approximately 5 1/2x 5 1/2 and will require a special size envelope and additional postage.
I apologize in advance if something does not make sense in this post. Somehow in the middle of writing and previewing the post, my auto save feature failed and I had to start over, thus writing this post has consumed over 4 hours. Argh! Please feel free to email me or post any comments or questions you may have. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.