“Caring Thoughts” Cards

Altenew Inks and Leaf Clusters Stamp Set

Hello All! Today I have a collection of ten cards that I made for my church. Every card starts out the same way, with a background stamped using the Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and Altenew Inks, but then the fun begins…because every card is finished in a different way. Some are simple and some have more details but each one is beautiful and will be a welcome sight to someone who needs an encouraging word.

Base Supplies in all the cards: Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Morning Frost, Firefly, Shadow Creek, Grass Field, and Jet Black.

All other supplies: Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set, Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die, Altenew Pinstripe Stamp, Altenew Halftone Squares Die, Altenew Wishing You Stamp, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Altenew Layered Medallion Cover Die A, Rubbernecker Stamps With Deepest Sympathy, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangle Die, Craft Foam, Foam Tape, Black Card Stock, Versamark Ink, Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop Die, Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die, clear flat sequins, and clear sequins.

Below is a list of the products I used in my card today. I am still new at all of this so bare with me. πŸ™‚ Click on the links to go directly to the product. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase, receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

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Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
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Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die
Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die
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Altenew Green Valley Mini Cube Set
Altenew Green Valley Mini Cube Set
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Altenew Thinking Of You Stamp

Altenew Thinking Of You Stamp
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Altenew Wishing You Stamp

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Altenew Jet Black Ink

Altenew Jet Black Ink
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Altenew Half Tone Squares Die

Altenew Half Tone Squares Die
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop

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Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die

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Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder

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Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die

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Versamark Ink

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Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A

Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A
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Altenew Pinstripe Stamp

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You Amaze Me!

Hero Arts – Concord & 9th Props Turnabout Stamp

My daughter Courtney just ran her first 5K last Saturday (7-13-19). That’s something to celebrate! Way to go girl!!

Supplies: Hero Arts/Concord & 9th Props Turnabout Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Peacock ink, Umbrella Crafts inks: Aqua, Sky Blue, and Ruby Red, Gina K In The Navy ink, Versamark ink, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Infinity Dies Rounded Rectangles, My Favorite Things YAY For You Stamp Set, Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink (sentiment inside card), Wink of Stella shimmer pen, Navy blue card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110, card stock, Craft foam.

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Courtney’s in the blue shirt looking at you. πŸ™‚ The race took place at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. Have a great day!

Sending Hugs: I Miss Your Face

Split-Card Design inspired by Jennifer McGuire 2019

Today my card has been inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube video post on May 10, 2019. It is called a “split card design” because the top and bottom of the front of the card are only connected by the elements between them. The middle of the card has a hole in it, so to speak. Check it out in the pictures below.

My youngest daughter recently moved to Virginia with her husband, so this card was made with her in mind. The card has a number of imperfections, as it takes a bit of planning ahead of time, but my daughter will see only the LOVE that was put into it. πŸ˜‰

When you see the card from the inside you can see how the top and bottom of the card are connected by the elements in the card. The rest is open space.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides, Honey Bee Stamps Special Delivery, Lawn Fawn Upon A Star, Concord & 9th Retro Petals Turnabout Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Little Picket Fence Border, Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple, Honey Bee Stamps Cloud Borders, Vellum, Gina K Designs Amalgam ink, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110 card stock, Copic markers: B00, RVo2, N2, N3, E00, E13, E15, E23, E31, R24, C5.

How I made it: Please see Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube video on how to put together a “split card” design. She does a wonderful job of teaching how to do it. πŸ™‚ I have a link to the video at the beginning of my blog post.

Thanks: Altenew Peruvian Lily

Using Your Stash

Isn’t this card beautiful and colorful?! I think so and I made it using some flowers that I had in my “stash”. This year I am really trying hard to use what I already own and to use some of the backgrounds and detail pieces that I have put aside for one reason or another. The process has really helped me stop needing perfection…as some of the pieces in my stash had a mistake or imperfection in them. And it has helped me to use and enjoy the stamps and dies I already have.

Altenew inks are so bright and cheerful! This layered stamp is gorgeous.

In order to make the sentiment stand out more, I cut it out 3 times, glued them together and then added a coat of black Enamel Accents on top of the die cut.

Supplies: Altenew Peruvian Lily Stamp & Die Set, Altenew Wavy Grid Stencil, Black Card Stock, Ranger Black Enamel Accents, Lawn Fawn Scripty Die Set, Sakura Black Gelly Roll Pen, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Vanilla Cream, Wisteria Hydrangea, Ultra Violet, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Rouge, Espresso, Jet Black, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Neat & Tangled clear sequins.

How I Made It: I stamped and layered three lilies and made a batch of leaves (these were the pieces that were in my “stash”). To make the background, I used Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80 card stock, vanilla cream ink and a Life Changing Blender Brush to apply ink over the stencil. I applied the ink lighter around the edges and darker toward the center. I die cut the “thanks” sentiment 3 times out of black cardstock. After glueing down the lilies, leaves, and sentiment, I applied black enamel accents over the sentiment and let dry. I used a Black glaze Sakura Gelly Roll pen to deepen the pollen buds of the lily centers and scattered some sequins. I glued the card front to a black piece of cardstock and then adhered it to a card base made out of Neenah Solar White, Classic Crest #110 cardstock.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it!!

Gina K Wreath Builder with a Die Cut Background

Today’s card is one of my favorite! I love the contrast of colors and the simple but wonderful Altenew background die.

This card features Altenew’s Gradient Stripes Cover Die

Supplies: Gina K Designs – Rina Krupsky Mandala MakerΒ©, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Pinkalicious, Starlight, Razzleberry, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Rubellite, Pink Diamond; Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean, Studio G Glitter Glue VG0021, Lawn Fawn In/Out Stitched Circle Stackable Die, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Dies Circles, Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Card Stock #80, #110 and Craft Foam.

I used the negative stripe cut outs and colored them with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink -Razzleberry, then in-laid them back into the background to make the colorful stripes.

Snow Day!

Good morning! Well, it is looking like March is starting out the same way as it did in 2018, with snow, and lots of it! Here’s what we woke up too in MA today.

I took these pictures from my sunroom window.
Isn’t it beautiful?!….at least for today. πŸ˜‰
Only 17 days until spring!!

Here’s a card I made back in January and feel that it is appropriate to post today.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn (teddy bear on skates from my “stash”), My Favorite Things Stamps Stitched Heart Stax, Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter, Lawn Fawn Hillsides/Snowbanks Die, Lawn Fawn Winter Village Dies, Echo Park Winter Snow A2 Stamp, Ranger Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Quickie Glue Pen, Concord & 9th Snowflakes Turnabout Stamp, Copic Markers, Versamark ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Life Changing Blending Brushes.

This side view shows the sparkly touch that the Prisma Glitter gives this card.

Have a wonderful day….and be safe.

Another Wintry Thank You

Today was my first day back to work after almost two weeks of vacation….I got so much done while I was out but, I have to admit….it felt good to be back πŸ™‚

Today I have another wintry snowflake thank you card. It has a clean and simple look, I hope you like it.

This card features Nuvo Shimmer Powders which were used to create a background on watercolor paper. I saved the background in my stash and used it to die cut the word thanksΒ and I also cut a strip and glued it behind the snowflake border. The color is rich, shimmery and beautiful!

Here are the supplies I used in my card: My Favorite Things Snowflake Dies, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Versamark Ink, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110, Gina K Crystalline Drops, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Wintry Edge Dies, Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks, My Favorite Things In & Out Stitched Oval STA, Watercolor card stock, Nuvo Shimmer Powder: Atlantis Burst, Blue Blitz, Cherry Bomb, Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Aqualicious, Dew Drops, Turquoise, Concord & 9th Turnabout Stamp.