Thursday, September 29, 2016

To my cool friend card tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Cool friend card tutorial made for Susan K. Weckesser blog. This is a Mixed Media background card with Susan K. Weckesser sweet images and a lovely sentiment and it perfectly fits this month theme.

So here is how I made this card:
1. Use texture paste over the Rebecca Baer small sized Snow Flurries stencil . This size of  stencil is just perfect for the cards.
Let the paste dry.

2. Add a mix of Tattered Angels mists over the dry  stencilled image. Wait between the layers unless you want to get a " mad" over your card.

3.Stamp the couple of snowmen using Susan's Unity co-branded Snow Way stamps and her Sky Clearsnap ColorBox Color Pop Mini ink. Stamp each image twice as we're going to make some paper piecing later.
Stamp the To my cool friend sentiment too for the future use.

4. Color the images with Zig Real Color Brushes and then cut the pieces that we will use for a 3d effect.

4. And this is how the pieced and arranged images look on the finished card. All card was misted with golden mist , so the colors are slightly different after all.

And this is a finished card- the background white card and the  Mixed Media background were die cut with Elizabeth Crafts Stitched rectangles dies and I added a few random golden sequins.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I { Heart } Coffee

As September comes to an end, I will celebrate our friendship theme again - this time  with a Coffee card. Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I enjoy my coffee.. But I think that part of the reason that I like coffee so much is that I very often share my coffee time with friends. It is often in person but I also have many wonderful "conversations" with online friends as I sit in my studio sipping my cup of Joe..

I have a group of online friends in a Facebook Group called Coffee Loving Papercrafters. There are over 1000 members in the group. We share our love of all things coffee -- cards, stamps, dies, flavored coffee etc. Several times a year, there is a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop where we can link up our Coffee, Tea or Cocoa projects.This year the Hop coincides with my assigned post for Susan so what did you think my idea for this post would be ??? Coffee, of course !! But wait -- Susan doesn't have a coffee image !! Well, I wasn't going to let that small detail stop me...

I stamped the ornament from an { Artful } Ornament  with Colorbox Color Pop ink in Mystery and then traced a coffee sleeve on the stamped image and cut it out. It was colored with Distress Markers.. The coffee cup and lid are from the Sizzix "Fresh Brewed" Bigz Die. A piece of colorful cardboard created the coffee lid.. Small banners were punched out of Color Burst paper and curled a bit using a bone folder and to add another pop of color and some texture, a piece of We R Memory Keepers Bakers twine was wrapped around the top of the card.. I used my DYMO Pink Caption maker to create the sentiment at the bottom of the card..

I'd love for you to take the time to leave a comment and also to follow this blog...  I am hoping that sometime soon Susan K. Weckesser Inc. will create a coffee/tea themed stamp set and then I will be ready for the next Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !! Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects over on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters website and get some amazing inspiration !!

Thank you for visiting { My Sweet Earth }.

Debra Davison
Susan K Weckesser Creative Team

Monday, September 26, 2016

Friendship Card Using Gone Wild and Fly Away Stamps

Hi all 

The theme on the blog is cards, all sorts of cards. I would love to see what you create using this months theme so please tag me on Facebook @
I used the Gone Wild and Fly Away  stamp sets to make this card.

I started off with a blank card and used Color Pop Mini inks to paint a sky and the grass onto the background. I started with the Sky colored ink and blended it down the card before mixing it with Ice.

I colored the Owl with First Edition Alcohol markers and cut it out.

I made the clouds using the Fly Away stamp set and colored them in using the Sky Color Pop Mini ink. I kept the ink darker around the edge of the stamp and blended it towards the middle to get a textured effect.

I stamped a few tiny flowers on the grass to complete the card.

Thank you for visiting. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Thoughts Card

First of all - so sorry my post is late today! Things are a bit hectic at chez Katy. Anyway, I digress... This month we are making cards on Creative Team. Now I don't make an awful lot of cards generally but I do like to make ATCs - and they make great toppers for a clean card design.

To create my ATC I used white embossing paste through a stencil and added silver gilding wax over the top. I added a piece of doily, a strip of patterned paper, a scrap of crochet ribbon, some printed words and some buttons, all in tones of white and cream. I edged the ATC with black ink.

The Unicorn (from the Unicorn and Rainbows set) is lightly coloured in greys with a pop of pink added to make it stand out from the background.

To finish I matted to a card blank edged with black ink.

Hope your thoughts are happy ones today!

Katy x

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lovely Lady Bug Hat

I had a great time designing her...the lady bug hat kills me!

  1. Card Base:  DCWV ivory embossed card base, A7.  I highlighted the embossing with Color Mini Pop - Cocoa, scalloped corners.
  2. First/Third Layer:  Graphi45 - Bohemian Bazaar, scalloped corners.
  3. Second/Fourth Layer:  MME - Sunshine paper pad, scalloped corners.
  4. Image:  Susan Weckesser - Love Ya Whole Bunches and What's Up Gnomey?  Colored with Copics.
  5. Sentiment:  Alphabet stamp, Color Mini Pop - Cocoa.
  6. Lady Bug:  Metal embellishment.
Hope you enjoy her!

Kim Rippere

Friday, September 23, 2016

Love Is in the Details....

Sometimes a card is not fancy.

Sometimes it is just made especially for someone you love.

My daughter is away.

We miss her like crazy.

I made this card for her.

I wrapped the card stock behind the stamped piece with vintage string.

This stamp was perfect for what I am feeling...

I will be dropping this in the mail soon this week...

She loves to get snail mail...

Make a card for someone you love....

Stamps from Heart-FULL Homes stamp set

Brooke Bock, Susan K. Weckesser Design Team 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Halloween Hello

Hello friends. Larissa here today with a fun Halloween Hello card. I love What's up Gnomie. He is one of my favorite stamps. I think I have used him for just about every holiday there is. Today I paper pieced his outfit using some Halloween theme pattern paper. I love this pack of paper from Doodlebug.

I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock and colored his face and beard with Copic markers.

I then stamped the image again on a piece of pattern paper. I trimmed that piece out right next to the stamped line. I then glued that piece on the white piece of cardstock.

I gave the bottom of his outfit a little shading with my C3 Copic maker.

I cut a piece of black cardstock with a medium oval die to place behind Gnomie to made him pop off the pattern paper.

To finish off the card front I grabbed my Hello die and cut it out of a piece of purple cardstock and added a little clear glitter.

I adhered everything to the white cardbase using my ATG.

Hope you enjoyed my post today.
Have a wonderful day friends.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mushroom Smiles By Steph

Hi everyone, Steph here and  I've used the amazing What's Up Gnomey? stamp set and the newest Colorbox® Color Pop Archival Dye Ink by Susan K. Weckesser.  This is an amazing stamp set and I love the ink pads - they are amazing colors.

I began by stamping the mushrooms on a panel of white cardstock using Mystery Ink.  I wanted to add color to the mushrooms so I used a water brush and added color with  Cocoa and Fresh Inks.  Next, I stamped some rocks under the mushrooms with Cocoa ink.

Using Fresh ink, I created some grass under the mushrooms, then using Sky ink I washed in the sky, leaving some white areas as if clouds were about.

I used the leaves as raindrops, stamping them with Mystery Ink.  The panel was then matted with blue cardstock then added atop a red card.  Smile, from A Little Bit Washi, was stamped in Mystery Ink, inked with Sky and matted with blue cardstock.

For additional dimension, Smile was added to the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph Ackerman
for Susan K. Weckesser

Monday, September 19, 2016

"Celebrate Friendship" Door hanger

     Hi!  This is Joyce Shaulis focusing on friendship this month.  I love sweet little surprises of gifts and so today I will share an idea on how you can surprise a special friend or neighbor with a simple gift.  I made this door hanger plaque that I can hang on a neighbor's doorknob to surprise her when she arrives home. 

     I used Susan's co-branded stamps, Celebration of Simple, from Unity Stamp Co.  These stamps are super versatile and have endless possibilities.  I also used the mini POP ink in Ice and her Bouquet scrapbook paper.  I stamped with Ice the four banner images on the backside of the scrapbook paper.  Then I cut them out and swiped the edges in Ice. 
     Next, I swiped the Ice Mini POP ink onto a small scrap of white cardstock.  Using Mystery, I stamped the sentiment onto the Bouquet paper. 

     I cut out the sentiment and edged it in Kiss.  I drew an arrow shape onto the Ice stamped cardstock, cut it out and edged it.  I glued the sentiment onto the arrow.  Then, I painted Bahama Blue on a 5 x 7 matte board.

     I cut two strips from the Bouquet paper ( 5 1/2" x 1/2").  Then I glued the arrows onto the strips.  Next, I glued down the banner pieces and the sentiment strips.  Using a ruler, I made a dashed border around the banners with a white gel pen.  I edged the matt board with the Kiss ink. 

     Using flowers from my craft stash, I layered flowers and glued rhinestones on top.  See photo for placement. 

     I used a 8' piece of pink ribbon to make a hanger and glued a small paper flower in center of ribbon. 

     I hope you enjoyed this idea to make a surprise gift for a friend, the possibilities are endless. 

Susan K. Weckesser products:
Bouquet scrapbook paper
Mini POP inks - Mystery, Ice, Kiss
Celebration of Simple stamp set

Other Products:
white gel pen
Bahama Blue acrylic paint
assorted paper, fabric and felt flowers
pink ribbon
pink rhinestones
white glue
matte board 5' x 7'
white cardstock

Joyce Shaulis     Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Little Bit Ticked Pink Card

Hi Everyone its Kim here again sharing a simple yet effective card I have made using the amazing papers from Susan Weckesser.

To Make this card I have used the following products plus some soft tulle 

You just take an ordinary kraft blank card and cut a piece of the Color Burst pattern paper to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the front then adhere with double sided tape then take the Live in Color Tags and cut out the Tickled pink one and adhere with foam mounting tape on one side then lay the tulle under so it pocks out the top and the bottom then adhere the other side of the tag down with double sided foam tape and there is your pretty and simple quick card.

I hope you have enjoyed my share.