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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

African Violet sympathy card

African Violet sympathy card, by Paperesse.

This sympathy card features a free digital stamp and sentiment download from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.


The paper is Tactile Studio Provincial digital paper pack. This is an appropriately sober pack for this type of card, but lest you think digital papers are simply for cards, you can see where this same digital paper pack has been used to alter a picture frame.


Embellishments were kept simple with a little ribbon and pearls.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Provincial digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine freebie
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-Namics circle stax
Embellishment – ribbon, pearls

I'm linking up with: The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog #49 – ATG/option Say It With Flowers, Little Red Wagon #449 – A Rose By Any Other Name, The Flower Challenge #21 – Use previous challenge (I chose #18 Anything Goes), Colour Crazy Challenge Week 23 – ATG, and Crafting With Friends #69 – ATG.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Eureka! Stamps Cat in Hat Christmas card

Eureka! Stamps Cat in Hat digital stamp Christmas card, by Paperesse.

Cat in Hat Eureka! Stamps digi is the focal point of this Christmas card.


As I mentioned with this Santa Claws Christmas card, I enjoy creating Christmas cards with non-Christmas paper and this card today is another example of that. I've used Tactile Studio Barkley digital overlays (retired) and Jovial paper packs.


I didn't think the outside needed a sentiment – it's obvious it's a Christmas card – but I plan on using something like 'Have a purr-fect Christmas' on the inside. Embellishments are black rickrack and some felt brads with the tines cut off.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Barkley digital overlays and Jovial paper packs.
Digital stamp – Eureka! Stamps Cat in Hat
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-Namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – rickrack, felt backless brads

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede Challenge #298 – Anything Goes, Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Challenge #31 – Furrything Goes, The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #30 – ATG Christmas, Christmas With the Cuties #16 – Festive Furry Friends, and Crafting From the Heart #209 – ATG.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Beach Kitten birthday card

Beach Kitten purrfect birthday card, by Paperesse.

This Beach Kitten birthday card is destined for my niece who loves cats. The stamp is Meljen's Designs Beach Kitten. She's no longer designing; which is a shame as she had some very cute cat themed digital stamps (like this 'No butts about it...' card).


The seaside papers are a free digital download from Cardmaking and Papercraft issue 81. The sentiment was created with Amelie font.


Embellishments are crinkled paper ribbon and buttons. Now about those buttons...if you think I went a bit overboard there, you're right. I had intended to have only three, but due to a glue malfunction (or my less than steady hand) spot coverage was necessary.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Seaside free Cardmaking and Papercraft issue 81 download
Digital stamp – Meljen's Designs Beach Kitty
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics square stax
Embellishments – crinkled paper ribbon, buttons
Font – Amelie

I'm linking up with: Creative with Stamps #27 – Cute Animals, Crafts Galore #52 – ATG, Always Happy Birthday – Birthday ATG, A Bit More Time to Craft #69 – ATG, and Love to Craft Challenge Blog #23 – ATG.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Merry ChristMOOSE card featuring Digi Web Studio Mike the Moose stamp

Merry ChristMOOSE card, by Paperesse.

I've used a retired Mike the Moose digital stamp from Digi Web Studio as the focal point for this punny Christmas card. Digi Web Studio has quite a selection of both pre-colored digis (i.e. this Swiss Christmas Cow card) and uncolored digital stamps.


The paper is from Folia Motifblock's Christmas paper pad. I thought the reindeer paper went perfectly with Mr. Moose (even though they're not moose they're the same family, right?).


Embellisments are a turquoise blue felt snowflake and red button. I was glad to finally use one of these snowflakes from my stash. Let's face it, turquoise blue snowflakes don't go with just any 'ole thing.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Folia Motifblocks Christmas paper pad
Digital stamp – Digi Web Studio Mike the Moose (retired)
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – felt snowflake, button

I'm linking up with: WWC 171 – All About Christmas, The Merry Christmas Challenge #21 – ATG Christmas, Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #395 – Christmas, Crafting by Designs – Get Ready for Christmas May Edition, and Addicted to Stamps and More #293 – Holiday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Swiss Miss Cup of Tea Birthday card – Tu es notre tasse de thé !

Switzerland Cup of Tea birthday card, by Paperesse.

I created this Swiss Miss cup of tea birthday card for a Swiss friend of ours, who just happens to be a devoted tea drinker – a perfect fit! The pre-colored digi is from Cheryl Seslar's It's a Small World digi set; Canada, USA, UK, Germany, and Finland are also included.


I created the sentiment 'Tu est notre tasse de thé !' (You are our cup of tea) with Channel font. This is such a pretty font. It has some lovely flourishes, which you can see and find out how to make with this One in a Melon greeting card.


The paper is oh-so-Swiss and comes from the URSUS Alpenchic paper pad. I dressed it all up with the inexpensive no-brand circular border die I seem to be using a lot of lately and some enamel dots.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, URSUS Alpenchic paper pad
Digital stamp – Cheryl Seslar's It's a Small World Switzerland pre-colored digi
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, no-brand circular border die
Embellishments – enamel dots
Font – Channel

I'm linking up with: Crafty Creations #367 – ATG, Crafty Gals Corner #166 – ATG, Creative Moments #143 – ATG, Inspiration Destination #151 – ATG, and The Crafty Addicts #48 – ATG.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Carte de Noël escargot – Christmas Snail card

<i>Carte de Noël escargot</i> – Christmas Snail card, featuring QKR Stampede Santa Snail digital stamp, by Paperesse.

My quest for humorous Christmas card greetings in French continues. Today's attempt features QKR Stampede's Santa Snail digital stamp. I thought this was very appropriate for a Christmas card as we're very particular about our snails over here, and though we eat them all year round, they are a favorite at Christmas, especially with a garlic and parsley butter sauce – delicious! But back to the card...


My sentiment, which I created with Candy Round BTN font translates in English to, 'Quick! Soon it's Christmas!'. You get it right? A slowwwwww moving snail saying 'Quick!'? However, when I showed it to my husband, I had to explain my reasoning a bit, which kind of irked me because I thought I was being oh so clever. Phffff...


Patterned paper is Bo Bunny Silver & Gold paper pack. I received this pack as a magazine freebie long ago and even though I've made a few cards with it already (like this Light Bulb Christmas card) I still have quite a bit left; I feel so thrifty every time I use it. Embellishment is a simple wooden star on a banner die-cut.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, ribbed paper, Bo Bunny Silver & Gold paper pack
Digital stamp – QKR Santa Snail
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-Namics square stax and banner die, no-brand stitched postage stamp die
Embellishment – wooden star
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #295 – ATG, Addicted to Stamps and More #292 – Make Your Mark, Sweet Stampin' Christmas May – ATG Christmas, Craftaholics R Us #20 – ATG, and The Merry Christmas Challenge #20 – ATG Christmas.
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