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Recycle Reuse

For the month of April the challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to use something that can be repurposed or something that can be used in a different way. I love using colorful paper napkins or napkins with a theme for my cards.

There are many videos on YouTube where you can learn to do this technique. I peel the layer or layers off the back. 2 Ply napkins have 1 backing on the napkin. 3 Ply napkins have 2 backings on the napkin.

I carefully place the napkin on my base and test how it will fit and look. I cut the napkin with scissors adding 1″ around all sides so I can attach it to the base and wrap it around the back. This is the back of the card:

I then cover my base with mod podge, place the napkin to the base, wrapping it around to the back. Then I add another layer of mod podge right over the napkin – you have to be patient and work very slowly as not to tear the napkin.

These type of designs are the one I like best. Let the napkin shine and just add a ribbon and sentiment.

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Let’s Do Coffee

Over on Stinkin Inkers challenge the theme for January 2021 (Happy New Year!) is to “Make It Hot”, use images of coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, etc. Here is my take:

All of the products I used are from January 2019 Scrapping For Less Flavor of the Month Kit. I used Copic Markers to color the image.

Don’t forget to stop over to the challenge and join in on the phone. You have the whole month of January to participate.

Thanks for stopping by.

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December Stinkin Inker Challenge

I purchased a Scan N Cut2 a few years ago. My main goal was to save money and space by not having to buy dies. I have learned so many things that I can create, and with the world of svg files out there, the sky is the limit. I can do so much with the machine.

There are three sites that have helped me learn the Scan N Cut, The Papered ChefAlanda Crafts and Jennifer Brodie (search for ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer).

Here is my box:

Here is how it opens:

I used a FREE cut file from Dreaming Tree. There are so many possibilities with this triangular shaped box. You can use it for any occasion and it is so easy to put together (especially with the step by step you tube videos). Use other themed papers, cardstock and stamped images to customize it to fit any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge.

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Stinkin Inkers May 2020 Challenge

I pray that all of you are keeping safe.

I am spending lots of time in my craft room and I am finding so many things that have gone by the wayside. Today I found a box of “Outline Stickers” which I haven’t used in quite some time.

May’s Stinkin Inkers Challenge is all about BAGS. Create a gift bag, tote or purse.

I love outline stickers and used the negative space of this sticker (Elizabeth Craft Designs) to create the focal point of my card. I used transfer tape to take off the negative space and applied it to an embossed piece of cardstock (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder no longer available). The additional stickers are all outline stickers. Loved how this card came together with all supplies in my stash.

Stay safe my friends and be blessed.

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Stinkin Inkers January 2020

Can you believe it is 2020? I can’t. The older I get the faster time flies. This past year I was introduced to two more grandchildren (5 now). It is a very exciting time for my husband and I. We have Jackson (13), Julianna (10), Landon (3), Weston (9 months) and Julius (3 months).

The current challenge over at Stinkin Inkers for January 2020 is “Staying Warm”. Anything related to staying warm over the winter: hats, coats, sweaters, hot beverages, blankets, mittens, etc.

Here is my card:

I used a discontinued stamp set from Sweet N Sassy to create my card.

Stinkin Inkers is hooking up with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge (click on the link to find out the particulars). Double Trouble Challenges are fun and innovative as they try to combine other challenges with theirs. It gives us more reasons to be creative.

Please check out my About Me page to see how I donate cards to worthy causes. My number one is Send A Smile 4 Kids, followed by 2 Veterans Homes in PA, Smiles for Seniors, Inc. and Soldiers Angels through Scrapping for Soldiers. You can donate to any of these charities or you can send me your cards and I will add them to the boxes I am getting ready to mail to these organizations. Just email me and I will give you the information. 

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Things that Sparkle

This is the last challenge for 2019 over at Stinkin Inkers. “Things That Sparkle” use gems, glitter, foil, etc, on your project.


For this card I pulled out gold foiled and silver foiled outline stickers. I attached these three gold poinsettias to Micro Fine Glitter Paper and colored them in using Copic Markers. I also had (only two) holly leaves on hand and did the same process for those. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment. I attached all the outline stickers to a piece of card stock (red dots) and then attached the red dots to DCWV Fine Gitter card stock and then attached that to a card base. I added a fine line of the green DCWV glittered cardstock above the Merry Christmas sentiment to bring attention to the sentiment.

Looking forward to seeing your entries on our challenge page.

I am particiating in the following challenges:

A Place to Start – Happy Holidays
Double Trouble– Wrap It Up
Artsy Stamper – Winter Holidays

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see your creations over at Stinkin Inkers.

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Fancy Folds

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to create a card using your favorite fun fold. So here is my card.

I used the Stamps of Life Step Card die to create the base, the papers are from AC Moore and the stamp sets I used are from Scrapping for Less.

This card will be shipped off to SAS4Kids (I am a shipper and ship to 4 different hospitals).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies  – Anything goes with a critter (owl)
2 Sisters on the Blog – Use something with the letter S (Pumpkin Spice Coffee)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Sept. Challenge – Always use Patterned Paper
Crafty Animals – Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps – Autumn
Double Trouble – Make like a Tree and Leave (Fall Theme), optional twist fall sweet treat (Pumpkin Spice Coffee).

If you are cardmaker and have a surplus of cards because you just love making cards (like me), or you would like to know where to send them, please go to my “All About Me” page and check out the different places I send my cards to. 

Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed and have a great week.

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Stinkin Inkers February 2019 Challenge

Please join us over at the Stinkin Inkers Febraruy 2019 Challenge “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (Cocoa, sweaters, mittens, quilts). I used Sweet and Sassy’s stamp set (Winnie’s Warm Winter Wishes) to create my card. It is on the clean and simple side as there is a lot of white space and was simple to create.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to upload your creation to our fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day.