71 posts categorized "Donna"

01/13/2017

Fri 13

Thinking of you
by Donna

Hello everyone!

The weather is exceptionally mild today, so it inspired me to create a spring like card.

Donna1

My card today can be used for many different occasions, and the clean and simple style makes it easy to create.

I used a new die from the 2017 release, and die cut it from white cardstock, which was then adhered to a larger gray cardstock layer.  For the banner I stamped the sentiment on a strip of White cardstock and mounted that to a Sugar Plum strip of cardstock.  

Donna2

I added a button, twine and some bling to finish the card!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Donnasignature

 

 

Save

01/07/2017

Sat 07

Grateful Hearts Card
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Donna here, with a card featuring some new products from the 2017 Memory Box Spring Collection! 

I hope you've enjoyed all the blog posts this week and have left comments on each post for a chance to win a prize!  Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Grateful Hearts die.

Donna1

To create this card I die cut watercolor paper and Licorice cardstock using the new Rectangle Basics dies.  Sponge the watercolor paper with Spun Sugar distress ink and mist with water.  Once the ink was dry I spattered the paper with black ink.

The Grateful Hearts, I die cut using silver metallic cardstock and glued to the center of the card front.  I added red stickles to one of the hearts in the die cut.  The sentiment I typed on the computer and glued to the handle of the grater along with a twine bow.

Donna2

To finish the card, I used white embossing powder for the happy birthday sentiment on a strip of licorice cardstock. Glue the "Happy Birthday" to the bottom right hand side of the card.  I added some washi tape to the top left and bottom right of the card front. Glue the card front to a licorice cardstock layer, which was the adhered to a white card base.

Remember to leave a comment on the blog posts this week for a chance to win prizes!  You have until 11:59 pm EST on January 8th to leave your comments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

12/30/2016

Fri 30

Happy Valentine's Day
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a great holiday! Today I have a card for you which features a few new dies from the Memory Box Valentine release. It's hard to believe we are already moving on from Christmas!

Donna1

To make the card, I die cut the Happy Valentines Day Elegant Script, using red glitter paper.  From silver glitter paper I die cut the Classic Hearts and glued them to a white cardstock layer.  Adhere the Happy Valentine die cut over the top of the hearts. 

Donna2

I glued this card front to a red glitter cardstock layer and adhered this using foam tape to a white card base.  To finish the card, I embellished it with white sequins.

A few die cuts and you have a quick and easy card!

There are so many beautiful dies in this new release and I hope you are inspired by all the design teams posts this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

Save

12/16/2016

Fri 16

Reindeer Card
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

Christmas is creeping up on us!  I have a quick and easy project for you today, in case you need to make any last minute cards to send out before the holidays arrive.

Donna1

To create this card, I die cut the Reindeer Scalloped Circle Frame from white cardstock and glued this to a kraft cardstock base which has been spattered with white and black paint. I used a corner round pumch to round the right side corners of the card and stamped my sentiment on the bottom.  

Donna2

I adhered a ribbon to the left side of the card and tied some bells with twine for further embellishment.  

It really was quick and easy!  

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend.

Donnasignature

 

12/09/2016

Fri 09

Secret Cabin Card
by Donna

Wreath card mb

Good morning!

We're well into the Christmas season so I thought this Christmas card would be a perfect project for today. 

To create this card I die cut the Secret Cabin from a white cardstock layer.  I inked a branch stamp using Forest Moss Distress Ink and randonly stamped around the cabin die cut.  I then inked the edges of the card layer with the same ink and glued this to a crimson cardstock layer.  Adhere this to a white card base and glue the wreath to the card front and the embellishments to the wreath.

Wreath card 2

This card is fairly easy to create and I hope it inspires you make a few of your own.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

!-- inlinkz code start -->

 

11/25/2016

Fri 25

Merry Christmas
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Now the countdown to Christmas officially begins, and to help celebrate I have a cute Christmas card for you.

Skater bunny

To create this card, begin by stamping and embossing the trees on watercolor paper. Watercolor over the stamped images and see the trees appear in the background. The embossed images act as a resist for the watercolor.

IMG_2701

Stamp, color and cut out the bunny, and glue it to the card front.  Die cut the snowflake swirl and adhere that to the card front as shown, and spatter the background with red and green watercolor.  Emboss the words "Merry Christmas" on a strip of crimson cardstock and glue this to the card front.

IMG_2700

Glue the finished card front to a patterned cardstock layer, and adhere this to a white card base.  Finish off the card with a few well-placed sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week end!

Donnasignature

 

11/18/2016

Fri 18

Merry Christmas
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

Just think, a week from today it will be Black Friday!  This month has flown by and I had hoped I would be more prepared for the Christmas season.  One of my goals is to get all my Christmas cards done by Thanksgiving, so with that in mind, today I have another to add to my stash.

Merry christmas bunny

To create this card, I began by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using the Beaded Background die.  I sponged the die cut background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and glued this to a white card base. Once again, I used white cardstock to die cut the Fresh Pine Curved Border. I trimmed the die cut to fit on the bottom third of the card front. Before I adhered the tree border to my card front, I sponged the trees with Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I stamped, colored and cut out the bunnies and used foam tape to glue them on top of a licorice strip of cardstock that had been embossed using white embossing powder.

IMG_2693

To finish the card, I embellished it with snowflakes and a little bit of bling.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I inspired you to create some cards of your own!

Donnasignature

 

11/11/2016

Fri 11

Let it Snow
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

The weekend is upon us, and hopefully you can sneak in some stamping time for yourself.  I have a fun Christmas card to inspire you.

IMG_2681

To create this card, cut a card layer from watercolor paper and sponge the front with Broken China Distress ink.  Die cut the row of trees from kraft cardstock and cut the trees apart and glue them to the prepared card front.  Adhere a strip of pool dot paper across the bottom of the trees and add a piece of washi tape on top of the pool dot paper.  Using a white marker, add snow to the trees and snow dots in the background. Stamp, color and die cut the polar bear and adhere to the top of a circle of twine.  

IMG_2682

To finish the card, stamp the sentiment at the bottom left side of the card front. Adhere the card front to a crimsom cardstock layer and glue that to a white card base. Embellish the card with sequins and a snowflake.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

10/21/2016

Fri 21

Peace Card
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a simple but elegant Christmas card for you using the Mighty Oak die. This is a versatile die that can be used for many different occasions, but since we're going to be heading into the holiday season soon, I thought this would be a good opportunity to try it out with a winter theme.

Peace tree card

To create this card I die cut the oak tree from white cardstock and applied Versa Mark ink to the die cut and covered it with silver embossing powder.  Using a heat tool, I heat set the embossing powder.  For the card background, I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Speckled Background and sponged the die cut background with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink, spattering with plain water.  Once the backgound was dry, I adhered the die cut tree to the prepared card layer.  I cut a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the card layer, adhering it to the back of the paper.  I then took this layer and glued it to a white card base.  The word Peace was die cut from white cardstock and embossed with white embossing power and adhered to the vellum strip.

IMG_2622

I hope this will inspire you to begin creating your Christmas cards!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

10/07/2016

Fri 07

Happy Halloween
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

We've had some very nice autumn weather here in New England and it makes me think of Halloween! That's my inspiration for today's card.

Moose halloween

To create this card cut a piece of white cardstock using the stitched rectangle die. The images were stamped using a waterproof black ink.  Stamp the pumpkin and then the moose on each side of it.  Create a mask for each of the moose and place over each image.  Stamp the logs under each moose to give the illusion they are sitting on the logs. Color the images with colored pencils. Stamp an extra pumpkin to add to the card.  Go over all the stamped images with an embossing pen and emboss with clear embossing powder.  This will create a resist so you can sponge distress inks for the background and not worry about your colored images.  I used Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron and Vintage Photo distress ink to color the background. Mist the background lightly with plain water to slightly blend the colors.    

IMG_2585

Spatter the card front with gold ink.  On a licorice strip of paper, white emboss the sentiment and adhere to the bottom of the card layer.  Glue this to a piece of patterned paper and tie twine to the card.  Adhere this to a white card base.  

Hope you like today's card. Thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature