Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 Day 1 "Thinking of You Always"

It's week TWO!  New colors and new sketches!  Today, I just used the color pallette to get started with my design and found an oh so cute card on Pinterest by Leeanne Allinson.  Here it is!!

Even some of this weeks colors are in her card too.  Here is my take on this card for the color challenge. My greens still don't look quite right, even after Photoshop. 

Step by Step:
1. Cut pattern paper and adhere to card base.
2. Cut banners and butterflies with die cut machine and / or punches. 
3. Stamp and emboss sentiment on vellum.
4. Adhere both vertical banner strips and butterflies, using foam tape for the larger one.
5. Adhere vellum with vellum glue.
6. Add pearls and gemstone.

What I love about this card: Love the layout and the various patterns and textures working together.  The pearls look great on the butterflies and coordinate with the embossing powder.  This card came together pretty quickly and I would love to do this sketch again - it was fun!


Stamps: Thinking of you Always (Hero Arts), Have a delicious birthday! (Rubber Soul)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Crumb Cake and Urban Oasis (Stampin' Up!), book text, aqua and craft pattern from stash
Additional items:  Double Ended Banners Die and Half and Half Die collection (PapertreyInk), Butterfly die (SU!), small butterfly (Martha Stewart), Pearls (Queen & Co.), gemstones (TPC Studio "Ancestral"), Midnight Bronze Obsidian embossing powder(Lindy Stamp Gang), Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive, Glue Dots brand for Vellum.

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 5: Butterfly Birthday - New Color Challenge

So, I get up early to see what the challenge was for day 5 of Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2. I love color challenges. I looked through our choices and picked this one.

As I am looking through my supplies (yes my Basic Grey collections are begging to be used instead of sitting on the shelf) and I find Ambrosia - Winsome.  Guess what - I think I might be color blind!!!  I shouldn't joke, but the color combo above is NOT the color combo of the paper I chose.  And, of course, I didn't realize it till I was all done.  But, I do love the card.  I had filmed a video for you, but the lighting wasn't very good, so I will just take you through the steps here.

1. Cut pattern or design for front of card.  Then for the ombre of colors, cut them in quarter inch increments larger for each color.  My dimensions were:
          image: 3.25 x 4.75in
          red: 3.5 x 5in
          burnt orange: 3.75 x 5.25in
          orange: 4 x 5.5in
          card: 4.25 x 5.5in

2. Glue the image and cardstock colors, centering them on the next larger item.
3. Glue the panel to the card at a diagonal using enough adhesive to make contact with card where corners go off the edge.
4. Using strong scissors (I used my Tim Holtz Tonic scissors), but the image panel corners that hang over the edge of the card.  I turned my card over to see where I was cutting and cut slowly for a clean cut.  The paper will be thicker, so these scissors were great.
5. Stamp thin line sentiment in black in along diagonal edge of image panel.
6. Stamp additional sentiment inside of card.
7. Cut one butterfly from extra pattern paper and glue to inside of card.

What I love about this card: The butterflies in the grid pattern on the diagonal - nice! An ombre of bright warm colors definitely feels like summer.  I liked the tiny word sentiment that I was able to fit so close to the edge of the stacked cardstock - I think it sets it off nicely.


Stamps: Around and About sentiments (Papertrey Ink), Birthday greeting on inside (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko)
Paper: Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Winsome / Ambrosia (Basic Grey)
Additional items:  Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Tim Holtz scissors (Tonic)

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 4: Time Challenge "Hi"

In the Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2 , our challenge was to make a card in 10 minutes.  My husband won't believe this when he sees it, but I made a card in under half an hour.  I went over a little, but not too much! LOL

I went into my video editing program and took this screenshot.  I talked a lot at the beginning of the video which I cut most of that off.  Here is the mark where I set the 10 minute timer - the total video was 19:01 and I get to take 4:18 off of my time for babbling. That puts me at 14:43.  If I had gotten my ink and tested it earlier, I could have shaved even more time.  So YEA for me :)  FYI: I did the math on my time here.  Since my video was a little longer than 10 minutes, I am sharing it from Vimeo today.

For your viewing pleasure:

10 minute hi from Julie Mogford on Vimeo.

What I love about this card: Bright colors, bold sentiment, on trend chevron design - love love love!  And, can I just say, 10-ish minutes???  LOVE THAT!


Stamps: Exclusive: Summer Stamp School (Studio Calico), Layering Circles (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko), Distress Ink in Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Cardstock
Additional items: 2inch Marvy punch, Prismacolor Pencils, Thickers (American Crafts), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive.

It's nice to be exercising my creative muscles again!

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 3: Cupcake Birthday Banner

Today I have a fun birthday card based on a sketch from the Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2.  It includes a rectangular banner, and I found one in my Silhouette shape library. Yea!  I wanted to use a cupcake for this card, and I found several in my stash from Hero Arts.

For your viewing pleasure:

What I love about this card: The pattern paper reminds me of paper chains my mom made last year for my sister's baby shower. The stamping is easy, and my mistakes were easily hidden. And last, but certainly not least, I love a little bling, and this time it adds to the "party" mood taking on the appearance of confetti.  Adorable!


Stamps: Cupcake stamps and sentiment (Hero Arts), Have a delicious birthday! (Rubber Soul)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko), Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Tumbled Glass (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Abroad (Studio Calico)
Additional items: Aquamarker (Letraset), Banner cut (Silhouette), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive.

Thanks for dropping by!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 2: One of a Kind Dad

Hello again!


It's time for my Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2 Day 2 assignment.  One of the techniques was to stamp a multi word sentiment in several colors using a masking technique.  I couldn't find a sentiment in my stash I wanted to use so, I went with my own take on this idea. I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut the words of my sentiment in different fonts on coordinating patterned paper. Also, this card has many elements that are not part of my typical cards.

1. It's for a man - my dad :)
2. Is actually gender neutral
3. Uses lots of patterns together
4. Has 4 different fonts

The video is kinda funny.  I have edited parts to go fast, added some music over the fastest part, got some mic help from my husband (thanks Davis!) and a few flubs from getting tongue tied, but it's not too shabby!  And, it's under 10 minutes - woo hoo! :)  Enjoy!

Font List - These are sets that were either on my computer, free for personal use, or I purchased.  You can use any fonts you would like.  Also note, that some of the fonts were stretched or resized to get the shapes I wanted for my card.  That's one of the many reasons I love my Silhouette Cameo.

ONE - Edmondsans Bold
of a - Reklame Script Regular
kind - TW Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold
DAD - Nexa Slab Black

What I love about this card: It is bold and fun and it is easily modified with any sentiment you want, lady or gent.  You could also use several different sets of letter stickers to create a similar look.  The possibilities are endless!  I gotta remember to do this one again!  Makes me happy :)


Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Off Beat and Urban Paperie (Basic Grey)
Additional items: Font die cuts (Silhouette), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner and Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive, Fiskars cutter

Ok, so what are you waiting for?  Time to get creative!!!
See ya next time,


Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 1: Merci

Hello all!

Many of you know that I'm a teacher, and we teachers really look forward to our summers!  Well, this year, my summer has only just begun, but what better way to get it started than with a card class. I spent the weekend catching up, but I am nearly back on track.  I will be posting several times over the next few days - I have so much to share :)

In the Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2, Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire (and friends) prepare various color combos, sketches and techniques to share and we get to jump in and share our craftiness.

Our color combo this week:

I made a video of my session.  Take a look:

It was fun to play with this color combo and the sketch.  I tend to hoard all of my pretty papers, especially my Basic Grey papers, but I'm letting loose and trying to use all the pretty things.  And, once I use those up, I'll buy MORE pretty things. LOL.

I'm a little out of practice, but not too bad.  :)

One last close up...


Stamps: M is for - Merci (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Urban Prairie (Basic Grey)
Additional items: 2" punch (Marvy), Whisper White Embossing Powder (SU!), Banner cut (Silhouette), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive.

Thanks for dropping by!