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Saturday Sketch!

Jun 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch


Well its that time again!!!

I adore this Motorcycle image from the All Guy set by Lizzie Anne Designs, and the sentiment is Simply Sentiments. Its an AWESOME guy set. I made this card for Jason’s friend. He was turning 29!

I have used this set a while ago as well so here is a link to the cards from then. I hope it gives you more ideas.

 The technique I used on this is called the “Donna”. Its when you stamp an image, then without re-inking keep stamping it closely together. I barely move the stamp and do it rather quickly. This makes the motor cycle seem to be in motion.

The bike was stamped (using Pallette ink in black), colored (with my Prismacolor markers), cut and layers 3 times. Each time cutting a different section for a more realisitc look.

I made the cloud coming out the back by using my 3/4 hole punch, and making a mask! Cool huh? Then just sponged some Saharah sand ink.

The patterned paper is by Imaginisce the Black Tie Optional collection.

I stitched ribbon is from 

My card is 6 x 4 1/2. I hope you try the sketch and love it! I thought this card was REALLY cool, as did all the guys at the party. You know you have a winner when a group of men OOGLE a handmade card! ;D

WAHOOOOO! Hot Stuff is NOW FOR SALE!!! This is a mini set by My Favorite Things Stamps. It retails for only $9.00!! Now that is cool.

You can buy it from Kim @ MFT (above), or All That Scraps, and eP.

So ready to get enabled?

Here we go!

latte set

On the Run- This is my Latte set To Go! Not an original idea, but I am proud that I made this cart all my my lonesome! I created my very own template, as I went along. Pretty cute eh?

I used my cardboard from the back of a 12 x 12 paper pack! Scored, cut and I was off. I then just covered it with my SEI Granny’s Kitchen  patterned paper.

Cut cardboard 9 x 12 

Scored at 3-6-9 (short side)

Then again at  3 – 9- 12.

Trim the edges so it folds in like a cardboard box. Sorry no visuals. Wasn’t planning on a tutorial!

Then wrap with paper of choice. I use my Xyron 900.

For the insert (handle)

Measure 3 inches by (however tall you decide). Score 1 inch from the bottom, then cut in half at bottom to fold.

This will allow you to adhere one flap to the left, and one to the right. This keeps it from falling to one side and keeps it stable.

Cover with Paper. Rounder corners at top, and use Key Tag punch for handle.

Its really EASY! I hope you try it.

Here is another view of it empty.

latte carton

 I used elements from the paper pack, and coordinating ribbon. The flower is by Bazzill.

For the Glasses

I just rinsed out some Starbucks coffee drinks.

Made a wrap for them, and decorated to tops.

The stickers are for the friends initals so you know who’s drink is who. For this one I used

L-for Latte

and C-for Coffee.

You can include a coffee mix packet in the set, or just fill with drink of choice! You can alos fill with candy or whatever else you choose!

Let me know what you think!

On the my FAVORITE card with this set

Krafty Blend

krafty blend

OMW! I love this card! Why? Because its not your typical colors for a coffee set. And I love my ingenious name for it! LOL! I have to say my layout is fabulous! I love it. I love all the elements in this. I’m just bouncin over it.

I used the Birdie Collection by Crate paper. Isnt it AMAZING? Im lovin it. I dont use my Kraft cardstock enough.

The flowers are by Prima, the Bubble Blue collection! LOVE them!

The ribbon is (you guessed it) Martha Stewart!

Now for my next favorite!

Monochromatic Latte

monochromatic latte

Colors-Blush Blosson, Pretty In Pink, and Bravo Burgundy. HELLO! I love it!

I thought it was a cool combo for this set. I started using MFT stamps Behind The Scenes (sold at all the listed retailers above and a MUST have) for the dotted bkgd (which uses a pink versamagic ink) and the flower design (done in a chocolate versafine ink). I colored the images with my Prismacolor markers. I used my friend Tracey’sidea for the liquid pearls in the centers of my Prima’s and the flower bkgd image!

I used this ribbon by .

Isn’t it great?

Now for the next one-

 Coffee and Friends

coffee and friends

This is like a favorite color combo of mine-regal rose, chocolate chip, certain celery, and white.

My Ribbon is my American Crafts. I was SOOOOO pleased with this layout! I love the coffee cups so much. I also love using circles on my designs. No idea why I just do!

The Girl is pieced onto the celery cardstock.

Announcement inspired-

invited coffee

I was one of the lucky people chosen by Rubber Stamping Fun to be on TEST panel and review their products. Well they recently sent a digital announcement out to everyone for the birth of their new baby girl. Sorry I will not attach it, as I feel it is personal to their family, but that is what inspired my layout for this design! The second I saw it I thought WOW! That could make a cool card!

I had to add the Cuttlebug folder spots & dots to complete the design

So there you have it! I colored my brads with a sharpie so they would be “chocolate” colored! LOL!

The 2 panels (rose-celery) have the circle punched in each 1/2. The Coffee Cup is on a punched out circle piece and on a dimensional. Cool huh?

Got 8 minutes?

circled coffee

Against my better judgement I am sharing this one. I would normally have trashed it! LOL!

BUT to show you that not all things are great I decided to share. Definitely NO saving the best for last with this one! Oh, well. Not even sharing the creative process. Just know it took about 8 minutes, and it was my first of the set. So I guess you could call it a warm up card, or a waste of pretty ribbon and patterned paper! LOL!

Dont get me wrong its OK, it just doesnt do the set justice!

Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think. I hope you get some HOT STUFF!

Stay tuned tomorrow-SKETCH CHALLENGE!

HELP! Which one?

Jun 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

OK I need your help! I have to make about 50-75 Wedding Shower invitations. My SIL wedding colors are Chocolate Chip and Caribbean. SO from these 3 I need to pick ONE design. She has NO THEME, just color preference.

I KNOW these will get chucked in the trash so had to keep it simple. They are ALL easy to mass produce. So be honest! BRUTALLY HONEST. I love the sentiment by SU! Just so Sayings.

Also I am open to ideas for changes or whatever.

Thanks for your help!


invitation Set by Lizzie Anne Jolies Fleurs





This last one may end up being their shower gift card! LOL! We will see. I personally love #1 most.

Thanks again

My Etsy

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