Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dad's Day Card with Quick Quotes

Hello and Welcome!

With Father's Day coming this Sunday, I thought I'd share the card I made for my husband. It features Quick Quotes' FAR and AWAY collection and partial die cutting technique.

 

Here is the step-by-step:
  • Start with a 3 x 4.5 inch FAR and AWAY 105 (navy). Washi tape die cut letters near the top. 
 

  • Place a cutting plate on top of letters, leaving the bottom edge of the letters showing. 
 

  • Use a craft knife to cut between the letter and edge with Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
 

  • Adhere Dad panel to a 4.25 x 4.25 inch FAR and AWAY 101 (red). Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add  0.25 x 4.25 inch strip of stripes from FAR and AWAY 105. Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Wrap silver thread around the card.
  • Adhere to 4.25 x 5.5 inch of AWAY 102 (blue wave). Add to card base. Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add Earth Wind Fire chipboard quote and tie on charm. 
 

I really like how you can customize your cards using this partial die cutting technique. Instead of DAD you could use someone's name or cut the word HAPPY and make card for a variety of occasions.

Quick Quotes Products:
 FAR and AWAY Paper Pack
 Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
  PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Royal Blue and Kokomo

Thanks for stopping by!
~ June

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Creating Colorful Eggs

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Every year the "kids" groan about my making them color Easter eggs. And every year, once I set out the dyes, they really get into it and have a lot of fun!



The super cute bunnies and chicks are stamps from Sweet Easter Set by Art Impression which I colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and fussy cut.


For this page I used a lot of older pattern papers. It feels great to get them out of storage and onto a layout! A Heidi Swapp stencil along with Buttercup & Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Inks were used to add some interest to the background.

The Heidi Swapp die cut title "Create" was cut 3 times, layered and coated with Glossy Accents.


To finish off the page Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, chevron pattern paper and an egg dipper were added. This layout is based on a sketch from Rochelle Spears blog.


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Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Wonder of Minnesota Weather with Quick Quotes

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Today I have a glimpse into our crazy Minnesota weather using Quick Quotes' Navigator collection. This year we went from an ice blizzard, dropping 2 feet of snow, to flowers blooming in just 10 days! And now we are setting records for our hottest May in history!



The cool color palette of the Navigator line works well with winter pages.



The base paper is Navigator 104 and the fun shaped background papers, ribbon and snowflakes are from January's Club Q kit. All the papers were edged with Vanilla Cream or Sky Blue PowderPuff  Chalking Inks.



The flowers were punched from Navigator 101,102 and 105. The quote by the date is from Windsong Quotes & Phrases. For finishing touches Thickers, blue gems and cheesecloth were added.



Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack
January Club Q
Windsong Quotes & Phrases
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Vanilla Cream or Sky Blue

Thanks for stopping by,
~ June

Thursday, May 31, 2018

3rd Degree Black Belt

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We are so proud of Jeff for getting his 3rd Degree Black Belt. It takes many years and 100's of hours of hard training to EARN this honor - and Jeff did it!!!



The great dragons and frame chipboard pieces are by Creative Embellishment. The vintage ninja warrior sticker is by Stamping Station.



The yellow stars were die cut from Simon Says Stamp's Large Holiday Shapes set. The title letters are Thickers. The pattern papers are by Graphic 45. This page is based on a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.



This page is entered in:
  • The "Masculine" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Coffee Inspiration with Quick Quotes

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Continuing the fun with the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog hop, today I have a coffee-inspired card using Quick Quotes' new Spring Showers and Navigator collections. I love how well these different Quick Quotes' collections mix and match.



The quote on the card is from the Farmhouse collection. It is great how many of the Quick Quotes sayings work well for a wide variety of situations. The papers were edged with Island Orange and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Inks.



Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Navigator Paper Pack
Farmhouse 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Island Orange and Bermuda

Other Products:
wooden coffee cups by Recollections
scalloped square die cut by Sizzix
twine

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Celebrate Aaron's 17th Birthday

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For this post, I've combined both a layout and a card made using the same set of Kaiser's Party Time papers.  Please see below for the Coffee Lovers card.

My "little" guy turned 17 years old! I can't believe next year he will be consider an adult. Yikes! Well, right now he is still a kid and here we are celebrating his birthday in style at the Melting Pot.



For this festive party I pulled out Kaisercraft's Party Time collection. Love these colors as they are bright, fun and work well for a guy page. To create the balloons, I fussy cut the circles with a little triangle on the bottom and added silver thread. One of the balloon is also popped up.


I used Kaiser's Stars & Moons stencil with silver embossing paste to create the star details. Love the look and dimension.  Cheesecloth was added behind the photos.


I love using the tear strips from the Kaiser paper to add some fun color and ground the design.


The overall design of this page is based on a sketch from the Kaisercraft blog.

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As a bonus, I made this fun coffee-themed card with the leftover Kaiser Party Time papers!



These projects are entered in:
              
  • The "Masculine" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Girl Talk Coffee Card

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Here is  a fun card I am planning to send to my friend, Sue, as we love to meet for coffee and gab. I always send her the cards I make during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. So we both look forward to this event!


This card was created with Papertrey Ink's Flower Fusion and Heart-2-Heart stamp sets. I was inspired by the fun Make It Monday video, Above & Below!  I used Hero Arts and Quick Quotes PowderPuff colored inks. This card is based on sketch #122 at Sketch N Scrap.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-june