Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Squirrely Spring

Hello and Welcome!

After breaking all kinds of records here in Minnesota for the most snow and cold temperatures in April, we are finally seeing signs of spring! Hooray! To celebrate I made this fun spring time card:



I combined some of my favorite crafting companies to create this card. The squirrel is from Pink & Main's Happy Fall stamp set and was colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The pretty flowers and sprigs are Poppystamps' Stitched Bloom Trio  and Small Leafy Sprig die cuts. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps' Coffee Helps set.



All of the papers and white chipboard are by Quick Quotes. I also edged all the elements with Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Chalking Inks. To sparkle things up, gold gems were added.

This card is entered in:
  • Pink & Main Challenge #29 "Spring"
              
  • PCS#43 "Framed" at Poppy Stamps

Happy spring everyone!
-june

Card Ideas for Quick Quotes' Club Q Kit!

Hello and Welcome!

Today, I'm bringing you some great ideas to create cards from this month's Quick Quotes' Club Q Premier Page Kit - Live Your Own Fairytale.



The original kit makes a beautiful 2 page layout, but today I will show you how to make several cards using the same pieces for this kit. And because many of these pieces are pre-cut these cards come together super fast.


Card 1

  • Cut 4.25 x 9 inch striped paper to 4.25 x 5.5 inches (save trimmed piece for card 2). Edge with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink  and add to card base.
  • Edge pre-cut blue banner paper with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink and adhere.
  • Edge pre-cut frame with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink and adhere Navigator Quote.
  • Edge pre-cut flower circle with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink and adhere.
  • Add ribbon and gems (not in kit).



Card 2

  • Cut 4.5 x 6.5 inch blue paper to 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Edge with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink and add to card base.
  • Using leftover striped paper piece from card 1, punch 3 circles, edge with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink, and adhere.
  • Add quote from Farmhouse 500.
  • Trim pre-cut chipboard scalloped border to fit under quote and edge with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Adhere.
  • Ink 3 pre-cut chipboard circles with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Adhere.
  • Add buttons from the kit.



Card 3


  • Cut 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of orange pattern paper from large sheet. Edge with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink and add to card base. 
  • Cut 4 x 4.25 inch piece of blue paper edge with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink and adhere.
  • Cut one section from the large four section frame. Edge with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add quote from Farmhouse 500 to frame and adhere.
  • Add ribbon.
  • Edge pre-cut chipboard circle flowers with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Back with pattern paper and add brads. Adhere.




Card 4

 
  • Cut 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of striped paper from large sheet. Edge with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink and add to card base. 
  • Cut 3.75 x 5.25 inch blue paper. Edge with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink and adhere.
  • Edge 1 large and 1 small chipboard tag with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink and add quote from kit. Adhere.
  • Add ribbon and chipboard scalloped piece.
  • Add buttons.


Quick Quotes Products:
 April Club Q Premier Page kit
 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bermuda and Desert Sun
 Farmhouse 500

Other Products:
 gems
 white cardstock for card base
 circle punches

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Graffiti Card

Hello and Welcome!

Today I am so excited to show you a card for my teenage son. It is based on a technique by Lexi Daly over at Papertrey Ink for their "Graffiti Word Art" Make It Monday challenge (see link below).


Papertrey Ink's Wet Paint word die set was prefect for this technique which is inlaid into the stenciled brick. The sentiment and doodled stars are from Papertrey's Star Scribbles stamp set.

I colored using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks, which glide on effortlessly. For the splatters I used Heidi Swapp's Bronze Colorshine. I love how it looks like a spotlight is shining on the sentiment!

This card is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spring Time Bunny

Hello and Welcome!

Tomorrow we will be getting 5-10 inches of snow and sleet with winds that will create blizzard conditions. This weather is typical for February, but not April! Most people here in Minnesota are sick of this wintery weather. So what better way to think spring than to make a fun spring card and send it to a friend who needs a little encouragement.


One of my favorite springtime stamps is "Kickin' Grass" by The Cat's Pajamas. Long-eared bunny is so cute and always makes me smile. I colored him with Zig Clean Color markers. To add a little shine and dimension, I colored the bunny's nose and added buds among the grass with Nuvo Drops and a gel pens.


This card is based on sketch by Your Next Stamp. I used YNS's "Soaring By..." stamp for the Hi! sentiment. The grass is die cut is also from YNS die cut. For some texture, the blue background cardstock was run through a Sizzix floral embossing folder and then sanded, plus twine was added to the base. The book Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na was an inspiration for this card.


This card is entered in:
                                              
Thanks for stopping by and hope things are warmer where you are,
-june

Three Pages, One Quick Quotes Kit

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 I was so inspired by all the beautiful papers and fun embellishments in Quick Quotes' April Club Q kit, I made three layouts from just the "Big Altered Project" kit and a few sheets of black and white cardstock. Check it out:

         

To make these pages, I started by laying out three 12 x 12 papers. Then I took all the pieces from the Club Q Altered kit, and moved them around on the pages until I was happy with the design. The best part is that everything is pre-cut, so all I had to do was add my photos and stick everything down.

The Marching Band layout was featured earlier this month, and you can see details here.



Here is a close-up of the Explore layout:


I added Quick Quotes' metal flowers (not included) and edged the papers with Baja Blue and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Inks.


Thickers were added from my stash for a title. But the tag, scalloped border, ribbon and papers are all part of the kit. Even the fish were fussy cut from one of the included papers.



Here is a close-up of the Weekend Get-a-way layout:


The papers, tags, metal frame and scalloped border are apart of the kit. I did edge all of the papers with Baja Blue and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking inks.


A title was added with Thickers from my stash. The photos were printed with my Canon Selphy Photo printer. The banner quotes (not included) are from Navigator 600.

 


Quick Quotes Products:
  April Club Q
 PowderPuff Chalking inks: Baja Blue and Tropical Punch
 Navigator 600
 Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishments

Cannon Products:
 Selphy Wireless Compact Photo Printer
 Selphy Color Ink/Paper set

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out this month Club Q kits!
-june

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spring Time Gate Fold Card

Hello and Welcome!

I love Watercolor Wednesdays, the watercolor tutorial on the Art Impressions blog. Bonnie is so encouraging and makes it easy to create masterpieces. It took me several tries to get this flower pot floral to turn out, but I am very happy with the end result.


I used Art Impressions' Small Container 4869, Foliage 4051 and Flower 4052 stamp sets with Marvy Le Plume markers.The flower painting is framed and placed inside the card with removable adhesive.


For the gatefold card, a peek-a-boo window was cut in the middle so the flower painting could be seen from the inside.The outside was decorated with Poppy Stamps' Elsa Butterfly and Small Leafy Sprig die cuts. The pattern paper is by Quick Quotes. The sentiment is from Art Impressions' Dancers stamp set. The overall design was inspired by the story The Secret Garden.


This card is entered in:
               
  • PSC #43 "Framed" at Poppy Stamps

Thank you so much for stopping by,
-june

Monday, April 9, 2018

Playful Pup Card

Hello and Welcome!

When my good friend, Sue, goes on vacation, we get to watch her cute and playful pup, Ginger. As Sue's birthday is coming up, I thought this adorable stamp by Art Impressions would be perfect for her birthday card. The pup in the stamp looks so much like Ginger it is uncanny.


This pup stamp reminds me of the Little Golden Books Poky Little Puppy. I colored the Art Impression's pup stamp with Zig Clean Color markers.


The card has a gate fold and the plaid background paper is by Lawn Fawn. I edged the card with Quick Quotes' Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. The sentiment frame a die by Sizzix.


This card is entered in:
              
Thanks for stopping by,
-june