Monday, August 13, 2018

Happy Summer circular card featuring Sliekje's Digi Stamps parasol cat freebie


I decided to go with a different shape for this Happy Summer card...a circle. I haven't done one of these in a while. The digi is another freebie from Sliekje's Digi Stamps (click on the link there to snag it for yourself). I can so relate to this cat. Lying on a beach somewhere under a parasol, snoozing, is one of summer's best experiences. Although I would predicate that by saying somewhere in late summer after all the crowds have gone home; French beaches are packed in July and August.


Paper is more of my recent off brand discount store haul. It's turning out to be perfect for summer cards, as on this Sunning Bear summer card.


The circular sentiment is from  Barbara Anne Williams digital stamp Sweet Summer Sentiments sheet. Embellishments are a mousse flower sticker and enamel dot.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp and sentiment – Sliekje's Digi Stamps freebie, Barbara Anne Williams digital stamp Sweet Summer Sentiments sheet
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, Artemio extra large circle dies
Embellishments – mousse flower sticker, enamel dot

I'm linking up with: Always Fun Challenges #71 – Going Round in Circles, Dream Valley Challenges #184 – Animals, Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges #1832 – ATG, Double Trouble Challenge #7 – The Dog Days of Summer, and Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #87 – ATG.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Masculine birthday card featuring Di's Digistamps Let's Eat Ted's Cake digital stamp

Masculine birthday card featuring Di's Digistamps Let's Eat Ted's Cake digi, by Paperesse.

This birthday card for my father in-law features Di's Digistamps Let's Eat Ted's Cake.


Di's seems to be my go-to brand for my father in-law's cards; like this Foot (soccer) Father's Day card or last year's Gentleman Ted birthday card.


I've raided my stash for this card; paper is a no name brand I picked up quite some time back from the grocery store sale bin and embellishments are simple buttons I've had a while. The sentiment was created with Yu Gothic Light font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamps – Di's Digi Stamps Let's Eat Ted's Cake
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics square stax
Embellishments – buttons
Font – Yu Gothic Light font

I'm linking up with: Di's Digi Challenge 27/07/18 – Use stash items, Back to Basics #9 – Use a digital image, Crafty Creations #372 – ATG, Creative Moments #150 – ATG option Cats, and The Male Room #91 – Male themed Birthday project.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Happy Summer card with Sliekje's Digi Stamps sunning mouse free digital stamp

Happy Summer card featuring Sliekje free sunning mouse digital stamp, by Paperesse.

Another card for my Happy Summer series, this time featuring Sliekje's Digi Stamps free sunning mouse digital stamp. Sliekje has created some very cute free digis she graciously shares with the world. If you search my blog by her name you'll see where I've benefited often from her largess (like this super cute Panda Valentine Day's card).


Paper is more of those off brand pads I mentioned with my recent Beary Happy Summer post. I'm enjoying the bight colors and bold patterns, perfect for summer.


Embellishments are...zip. Well, unless you count the border die. The image is so cute and the paper so pretty I didn't think it needed anything else. The circular sentiment is from Barbara Anne Williams digital stamp Sweet Summer Sentiments sheet.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp and sentiment – Sliekje's Digi Stamps freebie, Barbara Anne Williams digital stamp Sweet Summer Sentiments sheet
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, no brand border die

I'm linking up with: Sunny Day Crafting 15/07 – 14/08/18 – ATG with an animal, Animal Friends Challenge #65 – Mouse, A Bit More Time to Craft #73 – ATG, 2 Crafty Critter Craziers #17 – ATG with a critter, and Colour Crazy Challenge Week 31 – ATG with coloring.

Monday, July 30, 2018

You are so cool! Popsicle digital stamp congrats card

You are so cool! Popsicle card featuring Drawn by Krista digital stamp, by Paperesse.

This is a card going to my niece congratulating her on her new job. The digi is Summer Fun Items Popsicles from Drawn by Krista. This is a great little set for summer. There are four different popsicles and two sentiments to choose from, although I decided to create my own sentiment.


The paper is super cute and is one of five pads I picked up in Switzerland recently at an Aldi grocery store for only CHF 4.99 (about $5.00) each. It's great paper – heavy stock, super cute designs and large 24 x 34 cm size. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good link for any of it.


Embellishments are some ribbon and enamel dots. You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream? Then check out this ice cream themed birthday card.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Max Bringmann KG Charming MotivKarton pad
Digital stamp – Drawn by Krista Summer Fun Items Popsicles
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon, enamel dots
Font – Andy

I'm linking up with: Little Red Wagon #456 – Ice, Ice, Baby, Crafting From the Heart #217 – ATG, Creativ Fusion #2 – Photo Inspiration/Option ATG, Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog #6 – Sweet Treats, and Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges #1830 – ATG.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Beary Happy Summer card featuring QKR Stampede Enjoying the Sun digital stamp

Have a Beary Happy Summer card featuring QKR Stampede Enjoying the Sun digital stamp, by Paperesse.

I've got another Happy Summer card for you today, featuring this 'beary' summer image from QKR Stampede.


If you click on the link above, you'll see that I've flipped Mr. Bear from facing left to facing right, as I felt that direction better accommodated my design. This is easily done with one simple click of your photo processing software.


The paper is a mystery pad I picked up recently at my favorite discount shop. The brand name is shown as Peddy, but I can't find any of it online to share a link, not even a manufacturer. This is the second time I've come across this brand. I bought another pad of it about a year ago at the same shop and used that paper on this Elephant Birthday card. The designs are wonderful and the paper is of good quality. Hmm...I wonder where they come from? Do any of you know this brand? Whatever its origins, I'm enjoying this pad; its bright colors are perfect for summer. I bought two colorful graphic design pads and another one for Christmas. I created the sentiment with Mister Sirloin BTN Rare font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Enjoying the Sun
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle, rectangle and square stax
Embellishments – wooden star, enamel dot
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN Rare

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #306 – ATG, The Sisterhood of Crafters 25/07 – Summer Vacation, Addicted to Stamps #302 – Make Your Mark, Cute Card Thursday #540 – Too Cute, and Craft Rocket Challenges #50 – Summer.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Moo-y Christmas featuring Eureka! Stamps Christmas Cow digi

Moo-y Christmas card featuring Eureka! Stamps Christmas Cow digi, by Paperesse.

This festive bovine is Eureka! Stamps Christmas Cow digi. I created the sentiment with Mister Sirloin BTN font (appropriate, don't you think?). My plan for the inside sentiment is '...and a Moo-y New Year'.


I raided the scraps bin for the paper. The cow print was left over from last year's Swiss Christmas Cow 1 and Cow 2 cards and is from Tactile Studio Toy Box digital paper pack.


Embellishments are striped digital paper ribbon (Tactile Studio Striped Ribbons 2) and mat enamel dots.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp – Eureka! Stamps Christmas Cow
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – digital printed paper ribbon, mat enamel dots
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #305 – ATG, C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #477 – Christmas, Aud Sentiments #208 – Christmas in July + sentiment, Crafter's Castle #7 – ATG option Christmas in July, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown July – Non-Traditional Christmas, and International Art & Soul #38 – Christmas Traditions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy Summer card with QKR Stampede Diving In digital stamp

Happy Summer card featuring QKR Stampede Diving In digital stamp, by Paperesse.

I didn't get many 4th of July cards done this year, so I'm making a few Happy Summer ones to send instead, along the same line as this corny Happy Summer card from last year.


Today's card features QKR Stampede's shell shedding turtle Diving In digital stamp. He's slipped on his vintage bathing trunks and is all ready for a cooling off dip.


Paper is Tactile Studio Ariel digital paper pack. Embellishments are wooden stars and enamel dots. These stars are actually a natural color; I painted them with green acrylic paint to match the paper.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Ariel digital paper pack
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Diving In
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – wooden stars, enamel dots
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #304  – ATG, A Bit More Time to Craft #72 – ATG, Animal Friends Challenge #64 – Water, Crafter's Cafe #200 – Lots of Layers, Daisy Chain Challenges #21 – Summer, Fabrika Fantasy #22 – Summer, and Scribbles Designs Challenges #67 – Fun in the Sun.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Genie digital stamp masculine birthday card

Masculine birthday card featuring Digital Delights Genie Scottie digital stamp, by Paperesse.

This recent birthday card for a young cousin of mine features Digital Delights Genie Scottie digital stamp. Said young cousin is a guy, so despite the little wooden flowers – which IMHO don't look very flower-ish – it's a masculine card. That being said...what's wrong with flowers for a guy? And why do I feel the need to explain that? Hmm...


Paper is from the long retired Toga Saveurs d'Orient paper pack. I've had this paper well over six years now. You can see where I've used more of it (goodness...how my card making style has changed!) on these past Istanbul Inspiration and French Happy Birthday cards. Every time I do a clean out I consider recycling what's left of it, but it's so pretty I keep it and sure enough – as with this card – I find another use for it.


The sentiment was created with Bradley Hand font. To dress up the aforementioned wooden flowers, I've added some gold CANDi dots to each center.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Toga Saveurs d'Orient paper pack
Digital stamp – Digital Delights Genie Scottie
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – wooden flowers, CANDi dots
Font – Bradley Hand

I'm linking up with: Pause Dream Enjoy #28 – ATG, Creative Moments #148 – ATG, Crafty Creations #370 – ATG, Craftaholics R Us #28 – Turquoise, and Addicted to Stamps #300 – Happy Birthday.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Free Cupcake digital stamp birthday card

Cupcake birthday card featuring Di's Digi Stamps Cupcake Treat freebie, by Paperesse.

This birthday card for an aunt, features a Di's Digi Stamps freebie download – Cupcake Treat – featured in Simply Card's and Papercrafts #163 issue. I highly encourage you to click the digi link and check it out. There are a total of four super cute freebies you can download!!!


The sentiment is from Barbara Anne Williams Digital Stamp – Sweet Kitchen Sentiments sheet. I like these sheets and if you search the blog you can see where I use them quite a bit.  I like their look, they fit great in a circle die, and they're super easy to use; plus they don't take up much space on a card. I've found, too, that they go exceedingly well with Di's Digi Stamps' designs. It seems like almost every time I use one of Di's images, I use one of these sentiments (like on this Some Bunny Loves You card).


Paper is retired Authentique patterned paper. Embellishments are a little ribbon and some matt enamel dots.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp/sentiment – Di's Digi Stamps Cupcake Treat freebie, Barbara Anne Williams Sweet Kitchen Sentiments sheet
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Die – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon, mat enamel dots

I'm linking up with: Always Happy Birthday July – Birthday ATG (optional birthday cake) and Paru's Cardmaking Challenge July – Birthday.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July card featuring QKR Stampede Rocket Dog digi

4th of July card featuring QKR Stampede Rocket Dog digi, by Paperesse.

Happy 4th of July to Americans celebrating today! Fire up the grill, slice up some watermelon (like last year's 4th of July watermelon card) and enjoy the fireworks.


This card's focal image is QKR Stampede's Rocket Dog digi. Is this perfect for the 4th or what?! Paper is Tactile Studio Super digital paper pack. The sentiment was created with Mister Sirloin BTN font.


As is par for the course anymore, I've kept embellishments simple and flat for easy (less expensive!) mailing, simply adding a couple of  lightweight red stars originally intended for Christmas use. I like scouring the sale bins after Christmas; I always pick up some cute embellishments that can be used all year round.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Super digital paper pack
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Rocket Dog
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – wooden stars
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN

I'm linking up with: Cards in Envy – Twinkle Little Stars, QKR Stampede #302 – ATG, Cute N Crafty Challenge #4 – 4th of July, Craftaholics R Us #27 – Any Holiday Cards, and The Sisterhood of Crafters – What's that up in the sky?
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