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 read 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?

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Christmas card featuring Di's Digi Stamps Poinsettia Mouse

Christmas card featuring Di's Digi Stamps Poinsettia Mouse, by Paperesse.

This cute poinsettia bearing mouse – a recent acquisition from Di's Digi Stamps – is ready for Christmas, or should I say Noël as she's a French mouse, don't you know.


I secretly suspect that most of Di's mice are French, as wine/champagne drinking, eating (cheese/other), and flower arranging seem to be their high priorities. They're a perfect fit for my French cards, like this Cheesy Mice on the Moon anniversary card for my husband (one of my all time favorites).


Paper is...?  It was filed under 'Holiday', but I have no idea where it came from. I don't remember buying it and I've never used it before, so I think it must have been a magazine freebie. Embellishments are some new sparkly Echo Park Paper 'Twas The Night Before Christmas enamel dots.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Poinsettia Mouse
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Die – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – enamel dots
Font – ParkAvenue BT

I'm linking up with: Di's Digi Challenge 29/06 – Try Something New (my glittery enamel dots are new, as is the digi), Crafting by Designs – Get Ready For Christmas June Edition, Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #400 – Quick and Easy Christmas Creations, The Merry Christmas Challenge #26 – ATG Christmas, and WWC #176 – All About Christmas Challenge.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

QKR Stampede Fire Cracker digital stamp 4th of July card

4th of July card featuring QKR Stampede Fire Cracker digital stamp, by Paperesse.

Holidays have a way of sneaking up on me. I thought I had plenty of time to make a few States bound 4th of July cards and then realized I wasn't allowing for mail time – at least two weeks to be on the safe side. I hopped to it and whipped up a few, adding a 'Happy Summer' sentiment to each inside so even if they miss the 4th they're still relevant.


I've been known to skip the 4th of July sentiment from the outside of these type cards altogether and focus on the Happy Summer aspect, like last year's Porky's Backyard BBQ card series. I actually prefer that, but this QKR Stampede Fire Cracker digital stamp was just so perfect for the 4th of July I couldn't see using anything but that for a sentiment. Hold on a sec...yes, I can...how about – 'It's your birthday have a blast' or 'We had a blast...thank you' or 'Hope your birthday goes off with a bang' – yep, those would work, too.


Paper is Tactile Studio Wonderous digital paper pack. Glittery star stickers are simple embellishments.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Wonderous digital paper pack
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Fire Cracker
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – No brand stitched banner frame
Embellishments – star stickers
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede Challenge #301 – ATG, Little Red Wagon #452 – Summer Fundays, Dragonfly Journeys #121 – Stars & Stripes, The Sisterhood of Crafters 27/06 – Something you would see/Find in the sky, That's Crafty Challenge June – A Summer's Day, and Addicted to Stamps and More #298 – Holiday.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cardinal Christmas card with 2 Cute Ink Winter Cardinal freebie

Cardinal Christmas card featuring 2 Cute Ink Winter Cardinal freebie, by Paperesse.

Why are cardinals perfect for Christmas cards? I think it must be the red factor. They do say 'Christmas' like no other bird. Case in point – this cardinal Christmas card featuring a freebie 2 Cute Ink download from Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 156. Click HERE to download. There are four super cute Christmas freebies up for grabs, so it's worth clicking on over.


Paper is more of this Carta Bella Christmas Delivery paper pad I purchased right after Christmas last year. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I rarely buy any paper but digital, so that I bought this shows how much I like it. I've used it on two other cards to date – this Joy Christmas card and this Let It Snow Somewhere Else card (I'm getting my money's worth out of it).


My sentiment is from Kim's Digital Stamp – Twelve Christmas Greetings sentiment sheet. The greenery is from a no-brand die I purchased not long ago and is making its first appearance here. Matt enamel dots dress it up.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Echo Park Carta Bella Christmas Delivery 6x6 paper pad
Digital stamp/sentiment – 2 Cute Ink Winter Cardinal freebie, Kim's Digital Stamp Twelve Christmas Greetings sentiment sheet
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, no-brand greenery die
Embellishments – matt enamel dots

I'm linking up with: Simply Papercraft #58 – ATG, The Merry Christmas Challenge #25 – ATG Christmas, Sunny Day Crafting #25 – Any Animal on Project, Winter Wonderland 22/06 – Christmas Square Cards Only, and CHNC #391 – ATG Christmas.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Summer! card with QKR Stampede Sunbathing Potato digital stamp

Happy Summer! card featuring QKR Stampede Sunbathing Potato digital stamp, by Paperesse.

Happy Summer everyone! To those in the Northern Hemisphere anyway and even if you're not, I hope you're having a great day. This is a two for one card for my niece; the outside says Happy Summer, but inside I've also added a Happy 4th of July sentiment.


The QKR Stampede Sunbathing Potato digi just cracks me up, but once again the husband didn't get it...phfff. Sometimes he and I just do not find the same things funny. Take this thong wearing donkey 'I'm thonging to be your Valentine' card, for example – I have never seen him laugh so hard at a card, and although I found it humorous, I didn't find it that funny.


Paper is Tactile Studio Sunshine digital paper pack. The sentiment font is Mister Sirloin BTN. I've used Toga's Polaroid die to frame the image and for the banner. Embellishment is a felt brad with the tines cut off and some crinkled paper ribbon.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Sunshine digital paper pack
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Sunbathing Potato
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Toga polaroid die-cut set
Embellishments – crinkled paper ribbon, felt brad
Font – Mister Sirloin BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #300 – ATG, Aud Sentiments Challenge #206  – ATG + sentiment, C.R.A.F.T Challenge #473 – Summer, Through the Purple Haze #145 – At the beach, and Time Out Challenges #112 – Warm.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Taurus birthday card

Taurus birthday card featuring Digital Delights stamp, sentiment and paper, by Paperesse.

This card was created for a Taurus friend's recent birthday.


The super cute Taurus digistamp is from Digital Delights, as is the digital Taurus paper and sentiment. I have all of these zodiac stamps. Click the links to see my Pisces card and Capricorn card. I like that they're appropriate for everyone.


This is for a female Taurus, so to give it a feminine touch I added a floral background paper. Embellishments are CANDi dots and some crinkled paper ribbon.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Digital Delights Zodiac paper pack, patterned floral paper
Digital Stamps – Digital Delights Taurus and Zodiac sentiments
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle and rectangle stax
Embellishments – paper ribbon, CANDi dots

I'm linking up with: Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 472 – Use at least 2 dies (I used 4), Crafter's Castle #6 – ATG, Crafty Friends #86 – ATG, Always Happy Birthday June – ATG Birthday, and Crafty Animals #15 – ATG with an animal.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

QKR Stampede Warming Up Christmas card

Christmas card featuring QKR Stampede Warming Up digital stamp, by Paperesse.

I've used QKR Stampede's Warming Up digi as the focal point for this Christmas card. As I've mentioned on a few posts now, I'm on a quest to pair Christmas images with humorous or punny French sentiments. I was rather proud of myself for coming up with this one – nos penseés les plus chaleureuses – literally  'our warmest thoughts' – which seemed to suit this tush toasting Snowman perfectly. Although the way this phrase is used in French would more appropriately translate to 'with loving thoughts'. Even my French husband, who didn't get my Escargot Christmas card right away, got this one.


I opted for a non-Christmas paper – Tactile Studio Whimsey digital paper pack – and since I liked the paper so much and couldn't decide which ones I wanted to use, I layered the heck out of it for maximum paper visibility. I think this one will have to be hand delivered; as it's on the heavy side I shudder to think what it would cost to mail.


Not wanting to distract from the pretty papers, I kept embellishments simple – a wooden snowflake and button.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Whimsey digital paper pack.
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Warming Up
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-Namics square stax
Embellishments – wooden snowflake, button
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #299 – ATG, The Holly and Ivy Challenge #31 – ATG Christmas, The Merry Christmas Challenge #24 – ATG Christmas, ABC Christmas Challenge 6 June – L is for Love, and Sweet Stampin' Christmas June – ATG Christmas.
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