Wednesday, July 17, 2024

HELLO...


Happy Wednesday blog friends.... Today I have taken out some of my older stuff to create this card. I will list all the items in the instructions. I have lots of stuff that is older and retired and still love. There are so many choices out there today, I think you can use what you have to create a similar card. 


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Choose a fun piece of designer paper and adhere it to your card base. I am not sure who this designer paper is from as I have clean out a bunch of 6x6 paper pads and only kept the ones I just had to have.

Die cut the Waffle Flower Flower Circle Inverted on white cardstock. 

I took a piece of polka dot printed acetate and adhered it to the back side of the circle using foam tape. 

Adhere the circle to the card using foam tape. 

Die cut the Rad Roses from Paper Smooches on colored and white cardstock. We will use the white cardstock die cut frame and fill it in with the color. This is very time consuming but so worth it.  When the image is filled in, I then added some foam tape and added the flowers to the card around the frame. 

Finishing with the sentiment from Taylored Expressions Sentiment Staples stamp and die. I stamped the sentiment HELLO in black ink on white cardstock and then die cut using the coordinating die. Add the sentiment to the card using foam tape. 


Don't you just love these flower bouquets? This card was simple and fun to create.  Maybe you own these sets still. They are keepers and I kept them. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a blessed day. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bella Blvd: Time to Travel Summer Fun...



Happy Tuesday Bella friends.. Annette Allen here with you today and I am all about summer with these two cards that I created using Bella Blvd: Time to Travel Collection.  Last week I share some fun travel cards and this week is full of Summer vibes. This collection is so diverse and I am here to show you. 


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Cut 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 squares using a paper trimmer out of the Time to Travel Vacay Vibes front and back and Bella Besties Gingham & Stripes 6x6 paper pad. I cut 12 squares and mixed up the patterns when I adhere them to the card. Start in the middle and work your way out and trim off the access. 


Pick out the Time to Travel Ciao Chip THE BEST sentiments and add a little foam tape to the back and adhere it to the center of the card. 

Add one of those cute flowers from the Scenic Route Puffy Stickers on the T of the Best sentiment. 


Use the Bella Besties Black Letter Scramble to spell SUMMER, adhere it to the card using foam tape. 

Pick the PICK HEART from the Time to Travel Ciao Chip and adhere to your card. It already comes with a sticky background. 


Send this card to someone who made your summer amazing. 


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Cut diagnal strips out of the Time to Travel On the Go backer, Love This Place and Daily Details backer. I used the paper trimmer and cut at an angle and then just line them up and trimmed off the access. Adhere to your card base using liquid glue. Make sure to mix up the patterns. 


Pick out some of the fun images from the time to Travel Ephemera Icons and adhere them to the lower part of the card using foam tape and liquid glue. 

Pick out the WISH YOU WHERE HERE from the Time to Travel Ephemera Words & Tags and adhere to your card using foam tape. 


To finish I added the fun Sunny Bella-Pops to the upper left part of the card and I also added the heart from the Ephemera Icons. 


All the things I love... yellow, palm trees and the sun shinning over it all. Send this card to someone you miss and wish there were there. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Bella Blvd supplies used:


Thursday, July 11, 2024

Thinking of YOU...


Happy Thursday blog friends.. I hope that you week has been going well. It sure has been hot here in California. We get a light breeze in the afternoon but it is also a little humid, do needless to say.... thank God for air conditioning. 

Today I am sharing a very simple card to create. I used three ink pads, a stencil and stamp set. SO let's get started, shall we?


Create card from white cardstock A2 size. 

Stencil the Pink & Main Stained Glass stencil using Pinkfresh Studio Apricot and Passion Fruit. In the middle let the inks blend together a little and you will see another color come through. it appears that I used three colors. The beauty of blending inks. 

Stamp the Pink & Main Floral Sprays using the same two inks on white cardstock and then die cut using the coordinating dies. Adhere the floral image to the card using foam tape.

Stamp the sentiment from the Floral Sprays stamp set using Pinkfresh Studio Doe ink on white cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die set. Adhere to the card using foam tape. 


That is it... told you it was simple. I love the blend of yellows, pinks and oranges. They always are so perfect together. All color is just amazing. God sure did bless us with color.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day full of color.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Beach Time...


Happy day blog friends.. have you had any beach time yet? I have been once for the summer so far. It sure does get HOT on the sand. I usually like to go when it is cool outside. But I do love all things beach, so you know I just had to have this Waffle Flower Beach Tote die set. 


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Use the Lawn Fawn Beach Sunset stencil set and stencil the palm trees for your background along with the sand. Go wild because it is your background and most of it will be hidden but we want those palm trees to pop through the background. 

Die cut the Beach Tote die on some fun patterned paper. I used Elle's Studio Family Fun paper. I just mixed up all those fun patters and adhere my beach tote together. I stamped the BEACH from the WF Beach Tote sentiments stamp set on the pocket of the bag using black ink. 

I also stenciled that cute little bird dude from the WF Postage Collage Beach Days stencil set and popped him in the bag. Don't you just love how he is peeking up from the bag.. LOL 

Add the beach tote using foam tape for a little dimension. 


Super easy.... right? such a fun set and well I do love that stencil set from LF. There you go a simple and fun card. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Bella Blvd: Time To Travel Card Inspiration...


Welcome Blog friends.. Today I am sharing a little Bella Blvd travel fun. You can invite a friend or family member on a vaca with a fun homemade card using Bella Blvd: Time to Travel collection. 


Crate card from white cardstock A2 size.

Cut a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 strip of the Time to Travel Road Trip backer paper and adhere it to the left side of your card using liquid glue. 

Mix a little black ink with water and splatter the right side of the card and let dry completely.


Die cut, fussy cut or machine cut three circles measuring 2 1/2, 2  and 1 1/2 inch circles on the Time to Travel Photo Op, Back Roads backer Daily Details backer. Adhere them to the card using liquid glue and foam tape. Use the foam tape when layering the circles so it has a little dimension. 

Cut a 1 x 1 3/4 strip of the Time to Travel Road Trip backer paper and add to the medium circle using from tape. 


Pick out the ADVENTURE and LOVE sentiments from the Time to Travel Ephemera Words & Tags and adhere to the center of the card. See photo on how to layer. 

Finishing up with a couple of these pretty Time to Travel Getaway Epoxy stickers.


Don't you just love all these fun patterns? 


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Cut an A2 panel of the Time to Travel Road Trip backer paper and adhere to the card base using liquid glue.

Die cut or machine cut a fun shape on the Time to Travel In The Clouds and adhere to the center of the card. 


Die cut or machine cut two scalloped circles and one circle 3 inches on the Time to Travel Road Trip backer, In The Clouds and In The Clouds backer. Adhere them all together using foam tape for dimension. 

Adhere your circle fun to the center of the card. 


Pick out this fun Plane from the Time to Travel Ciao Chip Board and adhere to the circle using foam tape.

Add one of those cute clouds from the Time to Travel Scenic Route Puffy Stickers.

Finishing with the sentiment from the Time to Travel Ephemera Words & Tags.


A travel invite with a card.... yes, please.

So many fun cards you can create with the Time to Travel collection. 
Think outside the box and have fun.

Bella Blvd supplies used:


Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 6, 2024

SHINE...


Happy Saturday blog friends.. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.  It is now the weekend and I am sure some of you are still celebrating the holiday weekend. It is summer and I know lots of families are traveling and enjoying the summer. It has been a little hot here but it just happened to inspire this card. So let's get started.


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Cut a 2 inch strip of yellow cardstock and die cut the Paper Smooches Sunny die set. As you all know PS went out of business a couple of years ago, so I hope that you own this set because that sun is so FUN. You can really use any sun die your like. Die cut three of the suns on the strip and adhere to the card case.

Adhere a piece of designer paper to the other side of the card measuring 2 1/2 x 5 1/2. I adhere it using liquid glue. 

Die cut the word SHINE from any company. I also used another die that is not longer for sale, it was made by Papertrey Ink and came with one of there shaker sets they sold years ago. ANY shine sentiment will work. I die cut mine on yellow and white cardstock. Adhere the white to the back of the yellow and then adhere to the card. 

Finishing with the sentiment BRIGHT from the Lawn Fawn Offset Sayings Christmas stamp set. Stamp directly onto the card using black ink. 


A simple and bright card. Don;t you just love pink and yellow together? 

I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

July Lunar New Year Challenge....


Happy July blog friends.. Today I am sharing a little inspiration for the Lunar New Year Challenge. It is July and we are ready to see your amazing projects, plus there are 4 amazing prizes up for grabs. But you have to link up for a chance to win. 

Today I am featuring one of our amazing sponsors Hero Arts... Cherry Blossom Cover Plate that I paired up with Trinity Stamps Dragon Dance. 


Create card from white cardstock A2 size. 

On a white A2 panel ink blend to different pinks. Fill the panel with the ink and then die cut this gorgeous Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Cover Plate. On the back add some foam tape here and there and adhere it to your card base. 

Take those two pinks you used and add a little water on a paint brush and pick up some of that ink and sprinkle a little of that color on the white part of the card. 

I added a little glue using my finger to the Cherry Blossoms on the die cut panel and then sprinkled a little Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter, for a little sparkle. 

I stamped the Happy New sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Dragon Dance stamp set on white cardstock and then die cut using the coordinating dies. I added some foam tape to the back and adhere to the card. 

Stamp the other sentiment right below it using black ink. 

To finish I added some of Honey Bee Stamps pearl stickers here and there. 


A very simple card with a lot of sparkle. 

Supplies used:

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Without You...


Hello again... Happy Wednesday everyone. today I am getting crafty with Taylored Expressions. I am mixing up all sorts of sets... so let's get started.


Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Die cut the Pierced Circles on purple cardstock. 

Die cut the large Frame in Frame cutting plate on yellow/brown cardstock and adhere using foam tape ONLY on the top and bottom to the purple die cut panel. Trim off the purple access. So the sides will not be adhere to the panel. 

Die cut the Subtle Sprigs and Coneflowers using colored cardstock. Pick colors that make you happy. Now let's adhere the flowers and sprigs to the card. Tuck the images behind the frame and adhere using liquid glue. Use foam tape on the flowers to add a little dimension. 

Stamp the sentiment from the Oh My Word Thank You stamp set on the same colored cardstock you die cut the frame on using black ink, trim down and adhere to the card using foam tape. 


Lots of die cutting with all these fun sets. This card was so easy to create.... make sure to mix up your sets when creating your projects. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day.