Sunday, January 29, 2012

Just My Type!

I just love this Just My Type set from The Rubber Cafe.  I decided to go with a blue typewriter this time...and love this color combo!
This set comes with a variety of you can customize your message to your recipient!

I used the following Copic Markers:  W7, W5, W3, B21, B0000, R83, R81, E40.

I added a wintery touch to the heart by adding a snowflake and embellishing it with some Candi!

Hope this Clean And Simple card made you smile!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fin-tastic Waterfall Card

Fishing for Details is one of my favorite stamp sets at The Rubber Cafe!

It has all you need to create a really fun underwater scene!
For today's card I used it to create a "Waterfall" card.  

You can find directions to make a "Waterfall" style card here.

I used a die cut waterfall mechanism for my card from Creative Cuts and More.

Grab the flower tab and pull down and the squares will "fall" away.

Keep pulling....

Here's a side view.

Supplies Needed to make this card:

Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko
Bazzill Basic Cardstock
Flower die from Spellbinders
Cuttlebug Embossing folder

I hope you enjoyed my card.  I enjoyed making it!

Have a terrific day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Love You Card


It’s that time of year again when we break out the hearts, love and all things pink! This year is no exception. My favorite color is pink so I’m really happy to be using it more and more these next few weeks.


I made this card for the challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers using the Belleek Pottery tutorial. This was so much fun! 


I used Tim Holtz ink Spun Sugar and a Cuttlebug embossing folder to achieve this look. I also used Spellbinders dies S5-030 Fancy Tags  Two #2 and S4-314 Lacey Ovals #2 and #4 with my Spellbinder Grand Calibur.


I then stamped the I Love You from the K-1160 Just My Type set in the same color for the center. Finally I finished it off with some white pearl Jellie Dots. and some ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking! I love all these new techniques. You should give it a try if you haven’t already.

Happy crafting!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

I love you

Hi! We have wintery and ice cold morning here in Sweden. And I long for spring! Already! Well, good thing is one can get the springy feelings out of the body by stamping! :) And using soft pastels! :)

I love you

I used a soft green paper and stamped some fabbie vintage stamps from the Vintage Treasures Set with a sand colored ink.

I love you2

The sentiment is from Just my Type set.

I love you3

What do you think about the flower? It’s my first try making a fabric flower using glots  following the SUPER great video tutorial by Melissa? You fin it HERE! I love my Scrap Happy Glue!!!

Have a fab day!


Special Thoughts of You

Michelle P here with a clean and simple card perfect for letting someone know that you care.  We are dealing with some family responsibilities of late, so a thinking of you card of the Clean And Simple sort came to mind!

I used the Large Poinsettia in a different way....I colored it purple and to me it's a Clematis for this card!  I stamped it with tone-on-tone ink for my background paper and then accented my blower petals with Copic Marker BV000.  It fades away to almost nothing...but I like the subtle shaded look.
Next I used One and Only Tape in two ways on this card....first to tape down my Spellbinders Fleur De Lis border and next to add a touch of You're So Fine Glitter in Purple Rocks along the top of my card.  I added some Candi from the Lavender and Lace collection to my die cut with Candi Fix.
I added a touch of glitter to the Special Thoughts Outline stamp with a lavender copic spica glitter pen.  I stamped the Small Poinsettia and colored it with the following Copic Markers: BV04, BV02, YG95, YG93, Y38, Y35.  I fussy cut my image and used the One and Only Tape to adhere it to my card.

My final embellishment is a Martha Stewart butterfly punch embellished with some gems. 

Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

Friday, January 20, 2012

Embossed Backgrounds

Last week I received my copy of the latest "Just Cards" issue and there was an old card I had made using background stamps from a company that has since closed it doors published in the issue. 

I liked the card so much that I decided to recreate it using some background stamps from The Rubber Cafe.

Here's the card I came up with!  I think I love it even more than the original!

The top background is Pattern Royale by The Rubber Cafe, and the bottom pattern is from Background Basics.  I embossed the top one with Stampendous Party Pink embossing powder and the bottom one with Midnight Detail embossing powder.

This picture shows the embossing detail a little better.  These background stamps work great for embossing!

What you need to make this project:

Background Basics by The Rubber Cafe
Fabulous Phrases by The Rubber Cafe
Bazzill Basic pink card stock
Prima Mktg. flowers
black brads
Celebrate It ribbon
Stampendous Bright Pink & Midnight Detail embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great rest of the weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tip of the Day, and a DT Call!

Have you seen the fabulous Tips of the Day over on My Craft Channel sponsored by The Scrapbook Expo???? 
Well then run over as fast as you can and check out Melissa as she gives tips on using the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the Stick “Em” Up Tool!
You can find her on these episodes:
Rolled Fabric Roses
In today's tip of the day Melissa shares how simple it can be to make rolled fabric flowers using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and muslin fabric.
Stick ‘Em’ Up
In today's tip of the day, Melisa shares a great product that helps you pick up gems, buttons and more and place them on your projects with ease.

Our Design Team Call is still going on. We appreciate all the fabulous submissions so far and we really look forward to going through and checking out all the applicants. We are super excited by the talent that has applied! 
If you are interested in applying, there’s still time. Visit the design team call post for more information.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dog-gone good birthday

Hi! Hope you had a lovely crafty weekend and are ready for a new week! I’ve been playing with the cutest ever pug stamp from the A Pug For The Holidays set. Who said these stamps are for Christmas only? Love versatile stamps!!!

Pug Birthday

The cutie pie is stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black on water color . paper and then colored with Distress inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood and Black Soot. I  cut him out to make him (in my head he is a boy!) pop. I mounted him on a Spellbinders die cut Labels Sixteen.

Pug birthday två 

I cut out one piece of white cardstock and while still having the paper in the die I used it to trace a frame with a black pen. I used the outside of the same die to trace a pattern on red cardstock and cut out with scissors.

The cute sentiment is from the Birthday and Balloons set and stamped with Distress ink, Festive Berries.

Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Saturday!

We are just one month away from Valentines Day so I thought I would share a fun Valentines Day card with you today!
I just love this stamp set, "Just my Type", from The Rubber Cafe.

I added a lot of texture to this card but first using a cuttlebug embossing folder to dry emboss the heart layer.  I added some fun bling with Nestablings.

Here's a closer look so you can see the bling a little better.

I even finished the inside with another sentiment that comes with the set.

Just my Type by The Rubber Cafe
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
The Paper Studio patterned paper
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko

So glad you stopped by today!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vintage Dressform Blank Card

With the new year, I’ve made it my goal to create a stash of cards before I need them so I’m prepared when the time comes. I was thinking it would be great to have a set of all purpose cards that I could make for different occasions. Well here is what I came up with:


I used some Kaiser Kraft paper over kraft cardstock to form my base for the card. Then I used the J-1074 Frame Heart Stamp in Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries over the patterned paper.


Doesn’t that look pretty over that paper?


I then covered this beautiful dress form in TRC-0010 Scrap Happy Glue and a mixture of G-120 You’re So Fine Glitter, Diva Pink and  G-101 You’re So Fine Glitter, Silver Medal. I then set the dress off even more with a few small rhinestones and a tiny piece of lace trim.


For the smaller vintage embellishments I used a technique I saw on Pinterest of painting on your shrinky dinks with acrylic paint and then over-stamping them before shrinking.

The acrylic gets a crackled look to it and with some sealer they would be fantastic for your next project! On the sheet above, I used the S-114 Vintage Treasures stamps set and the S-113 Steampunk Charity Wings set.


I hope you’ve been inspired today to get some of those extra cards made for your stash. You never know when you might need a card in a pinch. Better to have some on hand and prepared.

Products used:

Happy crafting!