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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Prince to Princess Card

Evening all,
I am excited to share with you my "king" card made into a princess card. It could be made king, prince, queen, or princess. While making this I started to even think of a cute little monster theme. something like the Muppets would have.

All I could think of when I saw this card was pink, blue. As if I could hear the fairies in the Disney movie, Sleeping Beauty fight over the color of the dress.  What little princess that you know doesn't love the Disney movies and pretending she is the princess. Grab your cup of tea or coffee and lets look at this wonderful card.

 I used American Craft card stock in colors lip-gloss, sky to cut the card out.  I used silver glitter paper from Michael's to add the glitz to the card but keep it elegant. This is a small glitter grade and not a large one. I prefer to use something a little less tough on my blades and my machine. I like the weight of this card stock as it is not thick. Glitter is a must on something for a little girl or even a big girl loves glitter. To add this to the card I used Tim Holtz, star dust stickles. I used it around the windows, on the shingles and  around the gate or greeting opening.
 Looking at the card, I  felt that the card  needed some texture.  I cut a second center castle and using my scissors I cut the portion just below the tower and just above the windows for the smaller towers off. I ran the lower portion through my big shot using Tim Holtz bricked emboss folder. I used the same bricked emboss folder on the castle opening. For the roof of the center tower used Cuttlebug tiny bubbles emboss folder. I adhered each piece with kool tak clear 3D foam adhesives.

 On the vellum window I wanted to continue the pink, blue theme and made half of the window pink and half blue. To achieve this I used Tim Holtz distress inks colors, pickled raspberry and salty ocean. I blended the pink first and then the blue. You can add more to each color blending to the middle to get a more vibrant look.
I made the gate white and added lines to it using my Martha Stewart score board. To give the "boards" some depth I used my Copic marker C3. There was never any question about using rhinestones, this was also a must for me as I thought about the jewels that go with being a princess. Stamp or write a greeting under the gate and you have a wonderful card that will make any princess happy.

As I put this card together I was extremely impressed with the design aspect of it and yet it is so easy and fast to put together. As with any project the tough part is choosing the papers. I look forward to seeing your rendition of this amazing and yet simple card. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed my princess card and may all your dreams come true! Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn


3DSVG Used:

King of the Castle Cascade Card SVG


Supplies:
American Craft Card Stock: Lip-gloss, Sky, White, Wave
Recollections: Silver Glitter Paper, Clear Rhinestones
Stampin' Up: Card Stock Vellum
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Pickled Raspberry, Salty Ocean
Tim Holtz Emboss Folder: Bricked
Cuttlebug emboss Folder: Tiny Bubbles
Ranger Stickles: Star Dust
Hero Arts: Light Blue Rhinestones
Copic Marker: C3
Kool Tak 3D Foam Adhesives
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo

Friday, May 20, 2016

Time for Graduation Cards!

Morning everyone!
Today I am bringing you a quick card I made for our Riley who is graduating from the 6th grade and becoming a teenager. Where does the time go? This is one of our 6 grandsons and the third to become a teen, before I know it I will be making wedding cards for them! I say it was quick as I used the  You're Invited SVG Bundle from Dreaming Tree and turned it into a "grad cap" so to speak for Riley. Grab a cup of Coffee or Tea and lets get started on this card.

Using the Scroll Greeting Card I cut the card from black card stock, then added Brilliant gold ink to the outside and inside of the card base. I  used my cut and print feature on my Silhouette Cameo, to made the greeting for Riley's Card.  I made a tassel for the band that goes around the card and instead of making the flower I made 5 donut shapes and then two solid circles to be glued on top of the brad.  Glue the 5 donut shapes together one on top of the other, then after you have made your tassel put the loop through the hole and a brad as well to hold the loop in place. Glue the two solid shapes together and adhere to the top of the brad. Adhere that to the top of your glued band. I used a solid piece of card stock for the front of the card to hide the words instead of a piece of vellum. This gave it a more masculine look and added to the look of the grad cap.

I could have removed a lot of the scrolls on the front to make it more masculine as well but Riley is very creative and I thought he would like it that way. That is my quick card and I hope you enjoyed it. Riley I am sure will love it because grandma made it. He is a sweet quiet boy full of smiles for me anytime we see him, but then so are all of my daughters boys! I don't get to see the others enough as Chris is still in the Navy serving our country for 18 yrs. I couldn't be more proud of both of my kids and grandkids. I will get to see the other two this weekend for an entire week! I am so excited.

On this memorial week coming up take time to thank a service man or woman for their service to our country and for protecting your freedom. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have  a wonderful week y'all and Happy Craftin'!
Blessings, Sharalyn

3D SVG Used:
You're Invited SVG Bundle

Supplies Used:
Recollections: Black Card Stock, White Card Stock
Brilliant: Gold Ink
DMC Embroidery Thread: Color #725
Black Brad
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo
Printer

Note: To make the tassel you can Goggle how to make a tassel or do a search on Youtube

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bring a little Sunshine to someone's Day!

Afternoon all,
Today I am bringing you a little book mark courtesy of Dreaming Tree. As I went to cut this free bookmark, I noticed there was another version of it as well in the file and it is quite lovely. Make a visit to Dreaming Tree and check out all the great free designs as well as all the other designs you can purchase. I promise you wont be disappointed. Lets get started..

I had already planned to make the base of the bookmark white and using my distress inks make a sunrise so to speak. Always start with your lightest color first and finish with your darkest color. Remember you and always go back and add more color if it isn't what you were hoping for. It didn't quite turn out like a sunrise but I think it is still very pretty. I added squiggles, (technical term) to the areas between the rays to give the effect of heat waves using a clear Wink of Stella Pen. Here in the High Desert of California I have seen heat waves quite often in the summer time.

After I blended the distress inks onto the white bookmark I let it dry a bit then glued the sun to the bookmark.   Add your squiggles for affect and make your tassel for the bookmark. I used some special fibers I had in my stash.  You can google how to make a tassel or go to svgcuts.com and click on the tutorial for Graduation Day SVG Kit. Mary explains how to make the tassel in the tutorial for this kit. I will have a card version using a card set from Dreaming Tree in a few days.

 Add a person note of encouragement to the back and send it to someone you know is having a hard time or just needs to know your thinking of them. That is my bookmark, nothing fancy but I had a nice time making it. I apologize for my absence I have been painting and redecorating my living room. (consisting of new pillows and revamping some glass d├ęcor I already had).  I am working on my fifties kitchen and sprucing up our bathrooms as well. All this in preparation for my son and his wife and our grandsons to visit this month! My mom and dad will be visiting in the fall. It has been very hard work but I am grateful that we are able to do this now.

Thank you for stopping by and spending this lovely Sunday with me. I am off to make my very own (pumpkin, Leo's Cat) Kitty Bag, another great freebie from Dreaming Tree. Have a wonderful day and Happy Craftin' Y'all!  Blessings, Sharalyn

3dsvg Used:
Dreaming Tree (free bookmark)

Supplies Used:
Bazzill: Smooth White Card Stock
Recollections: Black Card Stock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Pickled Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon, Dried Marigold, Wilted Violet, Black Soot.
Wink Of Stella Pen: Clear
Fibers from Stash
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo