Monday, February 12, 2018

True Love, I Love You & Just A Note...

Hello Crafters! I'm back today to share 3 fun House-Mouse cards. 

First up is TRUE LOVE 
(My Mid-way challenge reminder make for the current Challenge #HMFMC259 found over at HMFMC The theme this week is *Sweets* or *Hearts* hosted by Teamie Bunny!
TRUE LOVE CARD RECIPE
This was fun to make and Ive centered my cuts around the heart shaped image that I cut off of a HMD memo pad!  The Heart is a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die too called Heart of Hearts!  I then added those charming heart corners to the bottom of my heart for a finishing touch.  The Background was cut with Sue's Ray Of Light Background Die. The True Love sentiment is Gold Chipboard taken from a "Souther Weddings" Gold set by Becky Higgins of Project Life. I finishied the card off with a multi-looped cream satin bow!


I LOVE YOU (Also for the current Challenge over at HMFMC)
he theme this week is *Sweets* or *Hearts*!

I LOVE YOU CARD RECIPE
Used images Ive die-cut out from a recycled HMD Mousey card. I've centered these around the heart dies that are multi layered for added dimension and finished off with a bow.  I had leftover pink ribbon so added a couple pieces to bottom of card to balance everything.


JUST A NOTE (made some time ago but never got posted here)
JUST A NOTE CARD RECIPE
This card was made with DP as background. I stamped my mousey image directly on it. I've multi stamped the image and cut out the butterflies for dimension too. The sentiment is multi-cut and layered over a dry embossed circle. The Just a Note sentiment and the Gate are from Creative Expressions Cutting dies by Sue Wilson. Gate Die is called "Arbour Gate" from the Special Occasions Collection.  The tiny butterfly dry embossing was also done with a Sue Wilson EF.
Are you a Sue Wilson FAN?  Then come check out my Facebook Group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/

  For more of Sue's beautiful collections, visit Creative Expressions HERE. 
 
 
 HOUSE-MOUSE FANS
Come play along with us at HMFMC! The theme this week is Sweets or Hearts!
 
 Enter your fun makes using HMD images! Visit the original Home of House-Mouse Designs(R) to see all House-Mouse & Friends Characters


Generously Sponsored by
*** AND ***
This adorable Gruffies UN-mounted stamp set For a lucky player donated by Mousey Teamie Christine.

Many thanks for your wonderful generosity!
 
  
Be sure to enter a card or any project featuring HMD images to win! Hope to have inspired you to come and play along with us at HMFMC HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today. I so enjoy hearing from you! Happy Crafting!  :)
Hugs,
America

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Vintage Birthday Card from Playing Cards

Happy Sunday Crafters! Here is a B-day card from a while ago that had not made it on to my BLOG....  With all the Golden shimmer, it actually sparkles so much more IRL...
 Vintage Birthday Card Recipe
Would you believe that those floral images were actually die-cut out of an old deck of playing cards? Yeap, I found these at a Goodwill.  

America's TIP: I often look for playing cards at Goodwill stores as you can get some super neat images to use as backgrounds!  These are usually of a heavy paper weight so they cut beautifully and work very well on any papercrafting project. :)

These lovely images screamed 'vintage cards' to me. LOL!  I've paired with creams and golds for the look. The CE/SW Lauren Die was cut and multi layered then set 3 multi layers across in tone on tone colors. I placed different playing card die-cut images under each panel. The Happy Birthday is double layered for dimension and sit on top of Pierced Flag cut.  Card is topped off with Ribbon, die-cut flower and Bling Button from Creative Expressions.  The entire card was sprayed with Gold Glitter Spray for that lovely antique/vintage shimmer. 
Stamps: None
Ink: Gold Glitter Spray
Paper: Gold Glitter CS, Cream CS
Techniques: Layering, Spraying
Accessories: Various Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Lauren Die from Frames and Tags Collection, Happy Birthday from Expressions Coll, and Camelia Open Petal dies from Finishing Touches Coll, (see pics below), CE button Dazzlers Gold Bling & Ribbon.


Are you a Sue Wilson FAN?  Then come check out my Facebook Group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/

 
  For more of Sue's beautiful collections, visit Creative Expressions HERE. CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS

 
   

Thanks for stopping by today. I so enjoy hearing from you. Happy Creating!  :)
America

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Simple Get-Well Card

Hello Crafters! Im back today to share a simple Get Well make.

Inspired by this lovely bedroom photo...
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Isn't this Hollywood Glam Room in all neutrals just beautiful?

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: none
Paper: DP, Creams & White CS
Paper Size: 5x7
Ink: none
Accessories: Creative Expressions cutting dies by Sue Wilson; Frames & Tags Collection set called Madeleine. Because its a get-well card, the only embellishment used was Satin Ribbon.
Techniques: Layering
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For more inspiration from Sue Wilson, visit her lovely craft BLOG  HERE;


You can also find Sue on Facebook;
Sue Wilson Crafting My Style - found HERE: 
 
Are you a Sue Wilson FAN?  Then come check out this Facebook Group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
 

  For more of Sue's beautiful designs and collections, 

 
   

For TUTORIALS by Sue herself, visit The CE YouTube Channel HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I so hope to have inspired your creativity!  :)
America

Friday, February 02, 2018

3 Baby Tags & A simple Birthday

Happy Friday crafters.  Hope you've been having a great week!   Here to share a set of 3 Baby-Shower Gift Tags and a simple but bold Birthday Card. Both projects were created using Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson!

3 Baby Shower Gift Tags
This could have easily been a card too! I chose tags to attach to the gifts and the plastic container behind here is what I packaged this trio set into! 
 
TAGS RECIPE
Stamps: None 
Paper: Yellow, Green, Blue, White CS
Ink: soft yellow dye inks (for light sponging around edges)
Accessories: Ribbon, Paper Hole Punch, CE/SW Dotted Matrix Embossing Folder, Creative Expressions cutting dies by Sue Wilson; Striplet Lotus, New Arrival - Little Treasures, and the Shadow box Collection New Arrival Dies
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing
I multi-cut and layered each cut for dimension. The tags are sponged lightly with a soft yellow for added interest. The BABY word cubes were also stenciled / sponged while die was still over the cuts.  These are finished-off with punched holes in various locations of tags for adding the ribbons. Below is another photo of these 3 baby tags split-up.

Would you believe that this was actually a BABY CARD originally? Yeap- it was and this is what it looked like before splitting it up to make the 3 TAGS;
 

A simple-but dramatic-  BIRTHDAY CARD
  B-DAY CARD RECIPE

Stamps: None.  Paper: Glossy Primary Colors, White CS. 
Ink: None
Accessories: Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives - Happy, Shadow Box Collection Lattice Frame Dies (for framing)
Techniques: Layering

I simply cut the Happy multiple times and stacked them for dimension.  I used Lattice Frame rectangular cutting dies to cut out a smaller framed piece for top  and separated the bottom to show the happy "floating".  I liked the birthday negative on its own with the contrasting yellow behind it. Aren't these dies fun?  There are so many ways to use them. Hope you will give them a try! :)


For more inspiration from Sue Wilson, visit her lovely craft BLOG  HERE;


You can also find Sue on Facebook;
Sue Wilson Crafting My Style - found HERE: 
 
Are you a Sue Wilson FAN?  Then come check out this Facebook Group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
 
  For more of Sue's beautiful designs and collections, 

 

    

For TUTORIALS by Sue herself, visit the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I so hope to have inspired your creativity!  :)
America

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Love All Around Card, my Bow-Making IKEA Tip & House-Mouse Facebook Prize Winner

Welcome back crafters!  Hope your week is going great! A House-Mouse LOVE CARD
to help inspire your Mousey creativity and join the HMFMC fun w/this LOVE challenge!
CARD RECIPE

Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs(R) "Tails of True Love", Featuring Amanda & Maxwell, #HMGR1009 from yr 2004.  The tiny stamped love text & hearts are by Impression Obsession stamp set called;  "Love All Around".
Paper: White CS, Neenh Creative Collection Metallic Silver CS, Bazzill Red CS
Paper Size: 5x6
Ink: Stampin' Up Ruby Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Nellie Snellen Heart Craft Die #MFD022, Satin Ribbon, Heart Rhinestones (from Dollar Store)
Techniques: Layering, Multi-Stamping
I stamped all those hearts then double stamper over them to add the mini xoxos around each. i also stamped the lines of mini Loves under the sweet mice! :)

Id also like to enter this Mousey card into the following Challenges;
Pause Dream, Enjoy Challenges - Mouse
Simon Says Stamp - Layers

My BOW MAKING FUN....
Im happy to say that I finally dug out my IKEA dish-dry/display rack (that prior to moving I had always used for making my bows). Does anyone else use a dish-rack for bows or is this just an America thing? LOL!  I have posted a couple of photos below on how I use it. Hope this inspires you to use what you already have and/or hopefully re-purpose those IKEA items.  Anyways, this had been boxed-up since we last moved from North Carolina to Colorado Summer 2016. We didnt get our household goods until the Fall of 2017 - yeap - that's over a year later .  Still, I was thankful to finally have a permanent home address and thrilled to have my crafty goodies back too. Had totally forgotten about this amazing expandable stainless steel dish tool! Can make mini to giant bows!
 Below is a pic of the various size bows that this tool can create. You can go from mini bows -to huge bows!  AND... you can adust and tighten the bows as you are making them (by easily pulling on ends for expanding or contracting the tool) ! Perfect tool to re-purpose and a great way for making multiples at once! You must try this Im gonna call it the "America Bow idea"! lol
IKEA's Pot-Lid Organizer VARIERA  - Expandable Stainless steel kitchen Tool
GIVE IT A TRY!
  
PRIZE WINNER
Did you get to play along this week on our HMFMC Facebook PageIf so, THANK YOU!  We are so happy you  have helped to spread the Mousey word further! 
 HMFMC is on FACEBOOK
I personally loved reading all your fun comments. Thank you everyone. Without any further delays, the Lucky Prize Winner is... Beverly Jordan
Congrats Beverly! You've won this fabulous House-Mouse Designs(R)  Cling stamp by Stampendous!  called: Bon Bon Bunny # HHCP06 and a fun Mousey magnet combo! 
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Please contact me to collect your prize! Then hop on over to the HMFMC Blog to be inspired by more fabulous Designers creationsYou will want to enter a project into the current *Anything Goes and/or LOVE themed challenge* at the mousey Blog found HERE,  for your chance to win awesome sponsored prizes!

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Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you and hope you'll have a great day!!
America

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sharing a few recent cards...

Hello Crafters. Hope you are having a great week. 
I'm here to share a few cards which I've created with several of Sue Wilson's Cutting Dies....

BEST WISHES
Stamps;  None
Ink:  None
Paper; Gold CS, Gray DP, & White CS
Paper Size; 5x6.5
Accessories:   Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Tahiti Fiji & Bora Bora dies (all from Pacific Island Collection), Frames & Tags Pierced Flags, SW's A$ Blossom Brocade Embossing Folder, Satin Ribbon & a Pearl Brad
 Techniques: Layering
This was so fun to put together! Just multi-layer the various cuts from the different sets for creating these fun hexagon medallions.

FEEL BETTER SOON
 
Stamps; None
Ink:  None
Paper; Gold CS, Gray DP, & White CS
Paper Size; 5x6.5
Accessories:   Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Shadow Box Coll Feel Better Soon, Special Occasions Coll Ornate Framed Happily Ever After, Finishing Touches Heart Spray Die.
 Techniques: Layering


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Stamps;  None
Ink:  None
Paper; Silver CS, White CS, Blue DP
Paper Size; 5x6.5
Accessories:   Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Frames & Tags Pierced Flags, Expressions Happy Birthday,  CE Gem, B-day Balloon Die by other company (unknown), adhesive Rhinestones from Dollar Store.
 Techniques: Layering


COLORFUL BIRTHDAY
Stamps;  None
Ink:  None
Paper;  Various CS Colors
Paper Size; 5x6.5
Accessories:   Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Perspectives Triple B-day, Frames & Tags Madeline Die, Shadowbox Lattice Frames Dies, Ribbon
 Techniques: Layering

AREN'T THESE FUN?  YOu can create so many different styles by trial and error. Simply take your dies and play with them until you find your own unique ways to use them together for different looks.

For more inspiration from Sue Wilson, visit her lovely craft BLOG  HERE;


You can also find Sue on Facebook;
Sue Wilson Crafting My Style - found HERE: 
 
Are you a Sue Wilson FAN?  Then come check out this Facebook Group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
 
  For more of Sue's beautiful designs and collections, 

 

    

For TUTORIALS by Sue herself, visit the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I so hope to have inspired your creativity!  :)
America

Monday, January 22, 2018

Its a New House-Mouse Challenge HMFMC258

Hello and welcome back to my little corner of blogland!  These sweet mice are singing HAPPY Birthday to you...la, la, la, HAPPY Birthday to you.... lol

I've made this card is for HMFMC's brand new challenge HMFMC258 (found HERE), themed  ***ANYTHING GOES, or, optional Love themed*** (as long as you use a House-Mouse Designs(R) House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image)

CARD RECIPE
House-Mouse Designs(R) images were taken from the Cardmaking booklet collections by Joanna Sheen. The Happy Birthday Circular die, the musical sentiment and circles are all unbranded dies. Ive placed these multi-layered cuts over a musical dry embossed background by Cuttlebug. I finished this off with silver circular bling & ribbon.

We are thrilled to be welcoming back the one and only, the Official Mousey Family,
 

HMD is generously offering a lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeek!!  

AND



Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com
For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

Fabulous Prizes, eh?  Be sure to enter at HMFMC found HERE,  for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you and hope you'll have a great day!!
America