153 posts categorized "Penny Ward"

10/14/2018

Sun 14

Garden Gate
by Penny Ward

Garden-Gate

 

Hello..... Penny here. I am so in love with this Cottage Garden Gate! Great for a Fall themed card, Halloween card, Winter card. Apologies for my funny looking tree. You know somewhere in my stash of goodies there must be a tree die cut, but I couldn't find one so I used a Botanical Stem. It works in a pinch.

 

And here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded. Add a layer of Brown cardstock.

 

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Die cut Cottage Garden Gate and Hello Jotted Script from Kraft cardstock. Die cut Botanical Stem (or a tree if you have one  :)  ) from Brown cardstock.

 

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Snip the leaves from the Botanical Stem. Using your favorite wet glue, adhere Flower Soft in several colors to the branches. Let dry.

 

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Adhere Garden Gate and tree to card front. Add some color beneath the gate with markers and more bits of Flower Soft.

 

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Adhere Flower Soft to Hello Jotted Script. Let dry, then adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

 

Lots of fun texture on this one.

 

Happy crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

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10/07/2018

Sun 07

Cool Cat
by Penny Ward

Cool-cat

 

Hello, hello... Penny here today with a Halloween greeting. It is just around the corner. Are you ready? As soon as I saw the Cool Cat, I knew he had to be incorporated into a Halloween card. For cat lovers, this die will be a year round staple in your craft room.

 

Let's do this:

 

As always start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded.

Layer the base with Black cardstock.

Die cut White cardstock with the largest of the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles. Go ahead and adhere it to card front.

 

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Die cut Cottage Garden Gate, Plump Pumpkin and the tiny pumpkin from Happy Halloween Channel from White cardstock. Die cut Cool Cat and Playful Boo from Black cardstock. For a bit of color, die cut Boo from Orange cardstock also. Stack and adhere the letters slightly off center.

Color the gate with light gray marker. Color pumpkins as desired. I used Spectrum Noir markers, but use whatever medium you have available.

 

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Assemble card front as shown. Use foam adhesive for Cool Cat and tiny pumpkin.

Shade the ground under the gate with green and gray markers, then adhere the greeting.

 

Make sure to join our Tricks and Treats challenge this month HERE.

 

Happy crafting,

 

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09/23/2018

Sun 23

Holiday Card Holder
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with something a little different. I love to make cards and I love to sew purses...so I combined them a bit.

My friends love receiving a package of cards for them to send as they please, and I wanted to make the packaging a bit more fancy.

So today you are getting a purse tutorial that doubles as an A2 card holder.

 

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The Purse Holder can carry about 7 cards. Less if you make bulky cards, more if you make one layer cards.

 

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Let's start with the actual box.

Cut heavy White cardstock 10 /34 x 7 inches. Score all the way around the panel at 2 1/2 inches.

Cut the long sides as shown. Fold the short edges towards the middle and adhere together to make a box.

 

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Now for the fun part..... start with this Purse Template here or you can draw out your own and cut from Heavy White cardstock.

 

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On the Purse Holder above I embossed the panel, added some pretty pattern paper, then die cut and colored Holly Flourish and Poinsettia Flourish.

I used Spectrum Noir markers, but you could use the medium of your choice.

Cut two strips for handles measuring 1/2 x 11 inches. Adhere them to Purse Holder about an inch from each side as shown.

 

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For this little pretty, I embossed just the edge of the panel, then die cut Ric Rac Ribbons from Navy and Silver Metallic cardstocks.

Smallest of the Stitched Oval Layers was also die cut from Silver Metallic cardstock, then cut in half for the purse "latch".

 

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Pine Wreath was die cut from Navy cardstocks and adhered to card front as shown.

The adorable tassel....cut a strip of Navy cardstock 4 x 2 inches. Snip every 1/4 inch coming just shy of cutting all the way through the scrap. Roll and glue in place. Add a skinny strip of Silver Metallic cardstock at the top. Add Silver cord and hang around purse strap.

 

Once you have the purse front made and embellished, adhere it to box. I didn't embellish the backside of the purse, but you could.

  

With Christmas just around the corner, this is a great way to pretty up some of your lovely handmade cards and give as gifts.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

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09/16/2018

Sun 16

be jolly
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello!  Penny here today with a card that is super easy to pull together and would make a great candidate for assembly line producing. I love to challenge myself with 10 minute cards....how about you?

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Now add a Shimmering Red cardstock background and a Matte Metallic Silver cardstock just a bit smaller.

 

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Die cut Three Candle Circle from Red cardstock. To add a bit of something, something to my candles I have shown here how to use True Snow for dimension and Glitter Ritz for some shine. I love this combination for snow caps and melting candles.

 

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Add pretty washi tape near the bottom and adhere the Candle Circle in the center. (I use spray adhesive for delicate die cuts).

 

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Die cut Snowberry Sprigs from Green Glitter cardstock, snip off a bit of the sprig and adhere to top of circle as shown.

Add a Metallic Silver cord for ornament hanging and a bow to make it festive.

 

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Typewrite Holiday Sentiments set using white embossing powder. Adhere to card front with tiny staple.

 

Make sure to link your washi tape cards to the challenge this month HERE.

 

Happy crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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09/09/2018

Sun 09

All is Calm
by Penny Ward

All-is-calm

 

Hello Memory Box friends.  Penny here today with some inking, stamping and die cutting. Because that is what making cards is all about. A little of everything.

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with Cream cardstock for a base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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Die cut the largest of the Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles and ink with Spectrum Noir Baby Blue and Midnight inks. Flick water across panel, then blot with paper towel.

Adhere this panel to Cream panel.

Die cut Wrapped Holly Circle Frame and Holly Flourish from White cardstock. eBrush the inner circle and Holly with Spectrum Noir markers DG1 and YG3 or color with medium of your choice. Color the outer ring with Spectrum Noir BT8. Adhere circles to card front.

 

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To give your Holly Flourish some dimension, turn it over and gently rub with a Ball Stylus tool. I used a piece of foam as the base for doing this technique.

Now your leaves are no longer flat.

 

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Stamp sentiment from the Typewrite Holiday Sentiments in the center with VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.

Pull it all together by wrapping Navy string around the card front, add a bow and weave the Holly Flourish in.

Add White Crystal Drops as desired.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

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09/02/2018

Sun 02

Spread the Cheer
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends.  Penny here today with more cuteness. I love Penguins, Panda Bears and Black and White checks. I do believe I have a theme going on here. 

How sweet is the baby Penguin standing on the lamp post? Mama has her eyes closed just in case. :)

 

Let's make this card:

 

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

 

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Add a piece of glittery pattern paper to the base. 

Die cut largest of the Wrapped Stitch Frames from White cardstock and fun foam. (This gives great dimension to the card). Adhere a piece of vellum to the back of the frame.

This will soften the pattern paper in the background so your focal point will be the penguins.

 

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Stamp and die cut Penguin Cheer, die cut Holiday Lamp Post. Color all pieces with desired medium. I used Spectrum Noir markers.

Adhere pieces as shown.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment on to Black cardstock, trim and adhere to card front.

 

Here's a peek of the Black and White in my craft studio...I told you I had a theme going:

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Happy Holiday card making,

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08/26/2018

Sun 26

Holiday Wishes
by Penny Ward

Bunny

 

Hello, hello!  Penny here today with some cuteness. You probably know me well enough now that I am a floral kind of girl, but once in a while you just have to make something cute.

These adorable bunnies from the Snow Much Fun set fit the bill nicely.

 

And here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base 4.25 x 5.50 inches.

 

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On the upper front of card base stamp snowflakes and heat emboss with white powder. Ink around the top with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers. Use a tissue to rub over the snowflakes to make them white again.

Stamp and die cut bunnies from the Snow Much Fun set. Color with preferred medium and set aside.

 

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Die cut a scrap of White cardstock with Wrapped Stitch Frames. As you can see I am only using a portion of the die cut. Ink the scalloped edge lightly with Peacock Feathers.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment on to Black cardstock.

Adhere the die cut portion to bottom of sentiment.

 

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How sweet is that tiny ruffle?!?

 

Happy Holiday card making,

Pennysignature

 

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08/19/2018

Sun 19

A Shining Candle
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today with this super simple glowing card. A few die cuts with vellum background creates a subtle glow when you add a tealight candle. Such a fun card to send to friends and family.

 

Let me show you how:

 

Start with 110lb Black cardstock measuring 10 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Score this panel at 1/2 inch and 5 1/2 inch. This will be your easel.

 

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Cut another piece of the Black cardstock 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Die cut the center with Stitched Oval Layers. Take a large scrap of Black cardstock and die cut Pine Candle Oval Frame.

Adhere the Candle Frame to Oval . (Yes, it is a perfect fit).

Adhere a large scrap of Vellum behind the candle.

 

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Adhere this front panel to the 1/2 inch scored easel. Use bone folder to make sharp creases so the card will fold nicely.

Die cut Candlelit Shine from Silver Mirrored cardstock and adhere to card front as shown.

Die cut Holiday Twigs from Green Glitter cardstock. Slide twigs between the candle and Vellum, adhere a few branches.

 

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Finish the card by sliding the edges along a Delicata Shimmery Silver inkpad.

Die cut a section of Holly Flourish from Green Glitter cardstock. Adhere to card base and add Autumn Red Crystal Drops.

 

Send the card as is or include a tealight candle for a little something, something.

 

Happy Holiday Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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