Here are my favorite cards made during April.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
What a great idea Amy has, to start a challenge which I love, called Woodblock Wednesday, where she asks us to use a woodblock stamp for a new creation! I started stamping back when there were almost nothing BUT woodblock stamps, so I have quite a collection. I've been thinking about what I'd like to use for my first entry, and in looking back through my Pinterest boards, I decided on Hero Arts Heart Winged Butterfly. Mine has a date of 2009 on it. Here's my card.
Friday, April 28, 2023
I have had this Altenew Antique Roses dies set on my wishlist forever, and finally brought it home! They are a dream to work with, and I spent a fun couple of days making these in several colors. I even used some blue paint chips, and here is the card I made with them. I've always loved this particular shade of blue and yellow together.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Welcome to this week's new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Monday, April 24, 2023
Taylored Expressions has perfected a wonderful concept: layering stencils, called Quads, which can make 4 cards at one time, because the stencils are 8 1/2 X 11"! I love Taylor's designs, and she's hit it out of the park with this idea!
Here is my first play with her newest Ever in Bloom stencil set.
supplies: Avery Elle Loads of Wishes sentiment, Dark Chocolate ink
HERE's a link to more of these Create-in-Quads sets. If you love layering stencils, you will love these! I can't wait to try some other color combinations!
Sunday, April 23, 2023
I am all about flowers, so I had to enter this month's Pink Fresh Challenge: flowers! Here's my card.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Here are a couple of cards using new PTI stencils called Wild Blooms. I paired each of them with the same (but different) favorite bible verse stamp from 2 different companies.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
This week the theme is "Things with Wings"! The team is featuring Honey Bee Stamps products. You don't have to use this brand to play along, but if you have any of their products that would work, we'd love to see them!
Monday, April 17, 2023
Here's a 2nd version of THIS card, adding in a robin this time.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
The Greetery had a recent spring release, and I chose the new Spring Sprays stencils and dies. Here's my first card.
The stencils are 4 pieces and allow you to get the design down in your choice of colors, then add some layering dies for dimension.. The dies have an outline die for each spray, plus lots of individual flowers to add some fun details.
Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your day!
Friday, April 14, 2023
Still being inspired by colors of spring!
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
I love the size, beautiful font and nice variety of these sentiments in this stamp set - you'll be seeing lots more of them going forward!
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Spellbinders had a new release yesterday, and I used one of the dies sets to make our oldest grandson a birthday card for later this month.
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Happy Easter - He is risen!!
I've been in a plaid mood, and you'll be seeing more results later, but for today, here is a card that screams spring to me! (and the colors are kind of Easter-ish, too!)
Friday, April 7, 2023
Today I have my cards that use the Spellbinders April Kits of the Month!
The Glimmer of the Month foiling plate has a small panel of leaves that's meant to be foiled twice horizontally on an A2 card, but I chose to use it just once vertically. There are 2 sentiments that you can foil, plus 5 dies that cut out a section of the design. And there's an add on stencil that goes with this set! I liked this foiling/stencil combo so much, I made 2 cards!
Because it's April and spring, I wanted my leaves to be green, so I used Veridian Green foil; this pairs nicely with a kelly green cardstock. My sentiment is a 2nd generation foiled one using a solid foiling plate.