145 posts categorized "Penny Ward"

08/12/2018

Sun 12

Joy
by Penny Ward

Joy

 

Hello, hello. Penny here today with lots of sparkle. Nothing makes me happier than shiny cardstock. Pretty papers and a couple of new dies from the Holiday Collection and you have yourself a fancy shamcy card to send to a favorite friend.  This is the final day of our Blog Blitz, so make sure you have checked out all of the designers creations this past week and get your comments in by midnight tonight.

 

And here we go:

 

Start with a White card base measuring 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Cut Green Mirrored cardstock the same size and adhere.

 

Joy-tech

 

Die cut Elegant Holly Double Frame and Joy Circle from Green Matte Metallic cardstock. Take the inner frame and snip around each edge as shown above.

 

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Trim Ice Blue Glitter cardstock just a bit smaller than card front and adhere.

Now starting adding your frames. Large one in the center and the snipped ones at the corners.

 

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Add the Joy Circle and the extra Holly as shown.

Add Red Crystal Drops for the berries. (Try to do a better job than I did)  :)

 

I am giving away the Elegant Holly Double Frame to one lucky person who comments on my post by midnight tonight. Look for a list of winners tomorrow.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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08/08/2018

Wed 08

Silent Night
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello. Penny here today with my very favorite holiday color combination. White, Navy and Silver. This card is simple, yet elegant. This is the week we are showing all the new goodies from our Holiday release. Make sure to check out all the posts this week as prizes are involved.

 

Let's do this 10 minute card:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Add a panel of Mirrored Silver cardstock to base.. Cut White cardstock just a bit smaller and adhere that to base also.

 

Silent-Night

 

For the frame...adhere Navy cardstock to fun foam, THEN die cut with the largest frame in the Pine Forest Frame set. Die cut Nativity Circle from Navy cardstock and color just the star with Delicata Shimmering Silver reinker.

 

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Just look at the dimension I achieved with the frame using the fun foam. LOVE!!!!

 

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Adhere all die cuts as shown, then add Silver cording for the bow.

Sometimes simple is more elegant and that is why I will save my greeting for the inside of the card. :) 

 

Don't forget to comment by 11:59pm August 12th for your chance to win the beautiful Nativity Circle die. 

Winners will announced on August 13rh

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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08/05/2018

Sun 05

Happy Holly - Days
by Penny Ward

Fa-La-La

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with more new goodies from the recent Holiday release. I have stamped, stenciled, die cut and colored.

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Add a Red panel of cardstock the same size.

 

Fa-La-La-tech

 

Cut a piece of White cardstock just a bit smaller than card base. Take a scrap of paper and die cut with Holly Flourish. Using this as a stencil, eBrush the White panel as shown using a Spectrum Noir marker.  Adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Holly Flourish four times and color as desired. I eBrushed mine with markers, but use whatever medium you have available.

Adhere to card front with glue and foam adhesive leaving the stenciled portion showing in several areas for a shadow effect.

 

Using a sentiment from the Snow Much Fun set, stamp along the bottom of card front and side.

Add White Crystal Drops as desired.

 

Happy Holly - Day Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

 

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07/29/2018

Sun 29

Light in the Snow
by Penny Ward

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Hello. hello. Penny here today with a couple of new goodies from the Holiday release. There is no time like the present to get started on your holiday cards and scrapbook pages.

 

Let's build a snowdrift scene:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Now add a panel of Black cardstock to the base. Cut a White panel just a bit smaller and adhere to base.

 

Snowdrift-Lamp-Post

 

Because I wanted to make a vertical card, I simply die cut Stitched Tree Horizon from White cardstock, added it to my White panel, then trimmed. With the left over tree I just trimmed off, I simply snipped it and added it to the side of my card. Pop this panel up with foam adhesive to your card front.

Die cut a small scrap of White cardstock (you can see I used a different shade of white) with Stitched Curves. Stamp the sentiment from the Penguin Cheer set, then add this panel to card front with foam adhesive.

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Decorating the Lamp is super easy with the new Pine Wreath die. How stinkin' cute is this tiny wreath?!?

 

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Die cut Pine Wreath from a couple of different colors of Green cardstock. Cut yourself a circle about the size you want the wreath to be. Now start layering your stems around your circle gluing only along the centers. Lift the pine needles with your finger for dimension.

 

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Die cut Holiday Lamp Post from White cardstock. Color the post with a Black marker and the "glass" parts with Yellow markers.

Add foam adhesive to the top of the lamp and slide in in between the snowdrifts.

Adhere wreath, then add Crystal Drops for berries or bow.

 

Happy Holiday crafting,

  Pennysignature

 

 

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07/22/2018

Sun 22

Summer Meadow
by Penny Ward

Summer-meadow

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today. Sometimes you just need to create a card in a hurry and this one is for you. Less than 10 minutes and you have a creation that is simple and makes a statement

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut a Light Gray cardstock the same size and adhere to base.

 

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Die cut Summer Meadow Collage from Medium Gray cardstock. Adhere to card front leaving some of the center cutouts free of glue. Lift them up a bit with your fingernail for more dimension.

 

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Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set using White embossing powder.

Die cut one of the smaller butterflies from the Morning Garden Butterflies set in Teal cardstock.

Adhere to card front as shown, then embellish card with White Crystal Drops.

 

I told you it was simple to make. :)

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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07/15/2018

Sun 15

Beach Birds
by Penny Ward

July-2018-challenge

 

Hello friends. Penny here today with my creation of Beach Birds. OK...so the Swan doesn't really fit in....but that is the beauty of art. You can make whatever you want. :)

Are you playing along in this months challenge?  The theme is Beach/Surf. Create something wonderful and link to our challenge HERE. Someone has to win those beautiful prizes, it might just be you!

 

Let's do this card:

 

Start with a base of White cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Slide the edges along a Delicata Copper ink pad.

Cut another panel of White cardstock just a bit smaller. Treat the edges the same way and adhere to base.

 

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Die cut Radiant Frame and use as a stencil, spraying the card front using an eBrush and light yellow marker.

Die cut Wave Ribbon Collage and Garland Greenery from Olive cardstock. Die cut Seaweed Ribbons from Sage cardstock. Die cut Elegant Shorebirds and Floating Swan from White cardstock.

Now all you have to do is assemble as shown in my example.

 

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For the sentiment, die cut the Thanks Jotted Script sentiment and the shadow from White cardstock. Adhere together, then to card front.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget about our monthly challenge.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

 

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07/08/2018

Sun 08

Flitter
by Penny Ward

Jotted-awesome

 

Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with the promised leftover section of watercolored paper from the card I created last weekend featured HERE. This butterfly is my new favorite...so cute!

And here we go:

 

Start with White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.0 inches. Cut Red and Green cardstock the same size, then diagonally and adhere to card base.

 

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The background is a left over piece of watercolor paper that has been sprinkled and spritzed with Lindy's Magicals Red and Green. See my post last post HERE.

Trim section to about 4.25 x 5 inches and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Flitter Side Butterfly from White, Lime and Aqua cardstocks. Adhere together slightly off center, then to card front as shown.

Die cut Awesome Jotted Script from Red and Lime cardstocks. Adhere together, then to card front with foam adhesive.

Add a strip of Aqua cardstock to top and bottom of panel.

 

Are you loving these new Jotted Script words as much as I am?!?

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/24/2018

Sun 24

Watercolored Rose
by Penny Ward

Jotted-birthday

 

Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today showcasing the Rose Bloom Collage die cut. Don't you just love all the shading on the flower and leaves?

Let me show you how I did it:

 

As always, start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Cut a Red and Green panel the same size as base, then cut on the diagonal and adhere opposite colors to base.

 

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Take a large piece of watercolor paper and sprinkle one end with Lindy's Magicals Rudolph's Nose Red and the other end with Frosty Forest Green. Spritz with water and let dry.

(if you look closely at the photo above you can see my white card front panel was sitting too closely when I spritzed the water and it sprayed a bit of color along the left side of my card front...oops!)

Now die cut the Rose Bloom Collage from each end of the watercolored paper. SAVE the center section between your two die cuts. It is going to be the focus of my card next week. :)

 

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Trim White card stock just a bit smaller than card front. Die cut with Rose Bloom Collage and adhere to front panel. Adhere tiny watercolored pieces back into their respective holes.

Only glue one end of the leaves and lift the other end for dimension.

Die cut Birthday Jotted Script from White cardstock. Adhere to card front as shown.

Add Crystal drops as desired.

 

Make sure to check back next Sunday to see what I created with the leftover center section of my watercolored paper.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/17/2018

Sun 17

Serene Thanks
by Penny Ward

Thanks

 

Hi Memory Box friends. Penny here today with a masculine card. Memory Box makes it so easy to create cards for the men in your life with their wonderful nature themed dies.

And this new Jotted Script die that is available in four different greetings....LOVE!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Using Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Broken China, blend the two in an oval shape on the card front. Don't worry about keeping the oval small. You want a little color outside of the die cut oval.

Die cut Riverbank Oval, ink with VersaClair Medieval Blue, color the rest with Spectrum Noir markers and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Floating Swan from White cardstock and adhere to card front.

Die cut Thanks Jotted Script from White cardstock. Ink the shadow, adhere the two die cuts together, then to the front of the card with foam adhesive.

 

Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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06/10/2018

Sun 10

Ombre Butterfly
by Penny Ward

Ombre-Butterfly

 

Hello, hello. Penny here today with a die cut I used as a stencil. Most die cuts can be used as intended or turned into a stencil for other effects like inking, modeling paste and more.

Now that's a win-win!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Cut a piece of White cardstock just a bit smaller than the base. Die cut Honeycomb Square two times from a scrap of cardstock. Position as desired and ink with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade. Flick some water across panel and blot with paper towel. Adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Drifting Side Butterfly (I mean really...this is my all time favorite butterfly die). Blend same inks creating an ombre effect. Adhere to card front.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Sentimental Iris set on to Black cardstock. Notch end and adhere to card front with a tiny staple.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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