Tuesday, August 15, 2017

5 More cards

I used the August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys to make a few cards with the Unity Stamp KOTM - May 2017 {free your dreams}

Card #1 is my favorite:
I stamped and embossed the Unity Girl onto white cardstock, then stamped her again for the headband, shirt and coffee cup and fussy cut them. I used a rectangle stitched die to cut her out. I've matted her onto pink cardstock. Inspiration is from the Unity Stamp Co Blog here. I just loved her paper piecing so I had to try it. I'm definitely going to be doing this more.

Card #2:

I colored the images in with colored pencils, used a die to cut the birdies out and matted them onto brown cardstock.

Card #3 - reminds me of growing up. Coming in from the fields I would stop and pick a few daisies for Gandma and put them into bottles for her.


I did some simple water color with gelatos, die cut the flowers out at an angle and used foam tape behind to raise them up.

Card #4 and #5: I used the same butterfly stamp for these cards.


I stamped, clear embossed the butterfly and fussy cut them out. I colored a flower stamen with the same ink as the butterfly.


I used the dies to make a frame added a little bit of sheer ribbon to finish them off. I have a little bit of the flower paper left so you'll be seeing that in some more cards.



August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys

12x12 Layouts
8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Mini Albums
7 - Cards

Recipe:
Paper: Colorbok - Delilah; DCWV - the Basics Stack;  Recollections - Home Basics Paper Pad 8x8, Watercolor Paper and Various Cardstock
Ink: Color Box - Chestnut, Scarlet Merlot and Black; Distress Ink -Broken China,  Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany
Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane - Spring Butterflies
Stamps: Unity Stamps Kit of the Month: May 2017 {free your dreams}
Adhesive,,Clear Embossing Powder, colored Pencils, Distress Crayons, Flower Stamens, Gelatos, Glue Dots, Marvy LePlume Markers 1/4" offray sheer ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers,  Zig Brushables markers and Zots

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sympathy Card

I used the Colorbok Poolside paper from my August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys to make this Sympathy Card. I find that this is one of the hardest card I make. I try to personalize each on to whom it is going. the August Unity Kit of the Month has this awesome tree that I thought would be perfect for this card.


I stamped and clear embossed onto water color paper. I stared coloring the tree in with green tea gelato then dried and started on the trunk with Distress stains. I used the Colorbok Poolside paper for the base and matted it in brown cardstock.

 
For the envelope I just stamped with blank ink.


Thanks for stopping by.

August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys

12x12 Layouts
8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Mini Albums
2 - Cards

Recipe:
Paper: Colorbok Poolside; Watercolor paper; Brown Cardstock
Clear Empbssing powder
Gelatos: Coconut, Green Tea and Lemon
Distress Crayons: Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
Stampin' Up  Stampin' Write Markers: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co KOTM - August 2017 {never be afraid}

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Card

I needed a card to go with my mini album so I pulled some paper from my August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys. I knew I would be make a few cards with this kit and that is why I added the flower paper.


I stamped and clear embossed my image onto water color paper. I colored her in with Gelatos and Distress Crayons then die cut her out. I also die cut two pieces of vellum to layer behind.



I wrapped a little bit of red, pink and white twine on the side then layered this onto the piece of Colorbok Delilah with a piece of red punched border.

Thanks for stopping by.

August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys

12x12 Layouts
8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Mini Albums
1 - Cards

Recipe:
Paper: Colorbok Delilah, White cardstock, scrap of red cardstock, Vellum and  Watercolor paper.
Gelatos: Cotton Candy, Green Tea, Red Cherry
Tim Holts Distress Crayons: Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Die: Lawn Fawn - Small stitched rectangle stack
Punch: Stampin' Up - Scallop
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co KOTM - June 2017 {time to enjoy life}
Adhesive,  Clear Embossing Powder, and Twine.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mini Album

So I started off making a mini album from my August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys.  I followed a tutorial from My Sisters Scrapper for her Trifold Folio.  I used Kraft cardstock for the base of the album and medium weight chipboard. I picked from scraps from the DCWV - Sky's the Limit, Sunday Afternoon and Sweet Tangerine stacks.


All the pages are inked with Gathered Twigs,


I used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Elastic Loops for the closure on this album. I was waiting for the Elastic Loops and finished the whole album before I punched, set the eyelet and added the loops. I used the Big Bite to get all the down the spine.



I added a piece of Recollections paper for the inside cover as I wanted the front and back inside covers to match. I made a pocket and a few tags to fit on the inside cover.


Some of the scraps had the designs on them so I cut them to be approximately 4x6, the largest is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 then I added kraft paper and another pattern paper onto the back. I have them held in place with a paperclip with a piece of ribbon tied to it.


The first flap has a pocket on it with a couple of card like tags inside. I love the sunshine border on the pocket.

The tags are folded and all four sides are covered. The bottom of the right has a little bit of washi tape on the bottom corner.


I kept the back of the flap bare, just a piece of pattern paper.



 
Right side Pocket with tags. I kept the design of the  pages the same except for the inside front let and right pages.  


Tags for the right side, I couldn't  believe I had a piece of the rain drops with the border. I made the card to fit this piece of paper.


The right inside flap is also just a piece of pattern paper.

 Each of the flaps has a place for large tags. Front and back of the left side.


Front and back of the right side flap tags.


This is the other half of the Recollections paper. I added a stacking tag pocket to this side.


Here are the tags for the pockets.


For the inside I have a couple of mini tag pockets with a flap. I layer a couple of borders for the flap.


I kept the inside of the flap plain but added an extra piece of pattern paper to cover where I attached the flap.

The front of the mini tags.

The back of the tags and that completes this mini album. It is on its way to work. DH has an intern from the High School working for him this summer and her last day is next week. I always make something for his intern's.

As for my paper stack - honestly I have enough left I can make another mini.
I only added one piece of 12x12 pattern paper for the inside front and back as I wanted them to match, everything else was from my pile of paper scraps.

Thanks for stopping by.

August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys

 - 12x12 Layouts
 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Mini Albums
1 - Cards

Recipe:
Paper: Scraps from three paper pads - DCWV - Sky's the Limit, Sunday Afternoon and Sweet
Tangerine stacks; Recollections: Home Basics paper pad
Ink: Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Punch: Crop-a-dile - 1/4" corner rounder, Crop-a-dile Big Bite
Misc.: Adhesive, Eyelet, Paper Clip, Ribbon scrap, Score Tape,  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Elastic Loops and Washi Tape

Friday, August 4, 2017

August Counterfeit Kit - For the Guys.

The inspiration for the August Counterfeit Kit is from Gossamer Blue. I love the colors in this kit - great for guy pages, nice tone on tones and darker colors.



Here's my first set of papers - I pick mostly tone on tone papers.

 
 
Colorbok - Mint Julep, Rhonna Farrer, Green Cardstock, Colorbok - Poolside, Colorbok Delilah, Black Cardstock, Reminisce -Real Magic "Firework Spectacular, Unknown Green and PSX Golf Swing,
 

I did download the word stickers that Lisa had as part of her forgeries. Then I pulled three stamps and die sets from Papertrey Ink - Monthly Moments Tabbed and Slide Frame and A Few Pointers. I thought they were a perfect match to the sticker sheet.



For the second set of papers I have scraps from three paper pads - DCWV - Sky's the Limit, Sunday Afternoon and Sweet Tangerine stacks. I want to turn them into a mini album or two - there is at least and 1" of scraps and a few scrap pieces of cardstock. After I make the mini's I'm done with this set of papers.

My last set of paper I pulled have the dark blues orange and red in them. Paper that I thought would be good for some guy layouts. These are papers that I only have one sheet of so I will have to pull cardstock into the pages more than normal and will probably not be able to make similar pages in 8 1/2 x11 and 12x12.


Cherry Arte - Girl Power, Little Yellow Bicycle - Life Collection "Board Shorts Orange", "Wipe Out Orange", "Regatta"; Basic Grey - Mellow :Savory"; Scenic Route - Kraft Spinner, Kraft Surf Board and Kraft Surf Leaf; Little Yellow Bicycle - Life Collection "Ride the Wave" and "Wipe Out Blue"; Creative Imaginations - 2 unknown names; Little Yellow Bicycle - Life Collection "Gears" and "Skate Park Stripe"; and lastly Creative Imaginations - Red Banner.


I had a couple of extra large alphabets from Pink Paislee - Weathered Wood in Denim and Scarlet and ribbon to match along with a sticker sheet from 7 gypsies.

 
Then I pulled a few embellishments: buttons, flowers, more ribbon, tags, a few pieces of chipboard and a chipboard mini "mini" album - its 3 1/2" x 3 3/4".

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to head over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, as they have already posted their forgeries.

Recipe:
Basic Grey - Mellow :Savory"; Creative Imaginations - Red Banner and 2 unknown sheets; Cherry Arte - Girl Power, Colorbok -Delilah, Mint Julep and Poolside; DCWV - Sky's the Limit, Sunday Afternoon and Sweet Tangerine stacks; Little Yellow Bicycle - Life Collection "Board Shorts Orange", "Gears", "Regatta, "Ride the Wave", "Skate Park Stripe", "Wipe Out Blue" and "Wipe Out Orange",  PSX Golf Swing Rhonna Farrer, Scenic Route - Kraft Spinner, Kraft Surf Board and Kraft Surf Leaf; Reminisce -Real Magic "Firework Spectacular, Unknown Green,
Cardstock: Green, Black, White and Kraft
Chipboard Alphabets: Pink Paislee - Weathered Wood in Denim and Scarlet
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Monthly Moments Tabbed and Slide Frame and A Few Pointers;