Intricate Dream Wedding Card With Vellum Underlay

9.07.2017

Intricate Wedding Card

Hello.  Today I am sharing how you can use intricate die with a vellum underlay to add a striking elegant accent to cards.  This technique is perfect for making wedding cards and invitations.

If you are interested in the supplies used on today's project, please see the SUPPLIES section at the end of this post. 

We were in Chicago over Labor Day's weekend for a family's wedding and this was the card for the happy couple. 

Jenny and Ryan wedding card 09-03-17

I start by trimming the #110 white cardstock in half to create my A2 white card base first.  Then use the other half to die cut out the flourish frame and label.  Next I stamp the Dream Wedding cake onto the label and colored with Copic.  I absolutely love this Power Poppy's Dream Wedding cake!  So quick to color and the design fits beautifully with the flourish frame and that of the bride's simple elegant style. 

Using the flourish frame as a grid, I trace and cut out a piece of vellum and adhere it to the back of the frame.  Flip the frame over and adhere on the colored Dream Wedding cake label.

To complete the card, I randomly adhere on the pearls over the tip of the stitched flourish.  Then pipe the entire cake with Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard).  Not only does this give off a lovely sparkle to the cake, but a 3-D illusion as well.

TIP:  Be sure to let the glitter drops dried completely before inserting into the envelope.



Have you ever use intricate dies with vellum before?  Please take a moment to share with me in the comment below.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.   May you have a lovely day ahead.



SUPPLIES

To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below.  Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page.  All items were personally purchased and I only share of products that I absolutely love.  


Dream Wedding Clear Stamp Set

buy at: Power Poppy

Vintage Flourish Pattern Die

buy at: ODBD

Vintage Label Die

buy at: ODBD

Recollections Adhesive Backed Pearls

buy at: Michaels

Copic Markers

buy at: EH

Sizzix Big Shot

buy at: EH

Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Gullotine Paper Trimmer

buy at: EH

Neenah Solar White 110#

buy at: EH

Essentials-by-ellen Vellum

buy at: EH

Nuvo Glitter Drips-White Blizzard

buy at: EH

Be Creative Tape

buy at: EH

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

buy at: EH

Scor Pal Mini 

Score Buddy
buy at: SSS

Prize Giveaway Winners & Final Card Count | Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive 2017 "Winter-Holiday Wishes" Collection

9.01.2017



Hello and welcome!  Thank you for joining me today for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive a "Winter-Holiday Wishes" collection reveal.  Today I will announce the final card count and the prize giveaway winners.  My most sincere gratitude to all the sponsors for their generous prize donation toward the drawings and specifically to Donna, Cara, Edwina, Sybrina, Lori, Jo, Andrea, and Sandra for their help with the card drive.  However, this could not be achieve without each of you.  We received cards from all over with some as far as Hong Kong and some here from my hometown of Ohio.  It is with my deepest appreciation to all of you for taking time out this summer to participate with us in this heart-warming event.  What an astonishing turnout!  Because of your compassion and generosity, this winter holiday season we will be bringing smiles and comfort to 880 heart patients and their family.  On behalf of the entire Heart Center staff and patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your beautiful and inspirational cards.  And for sharing a piece of your heart with the children and their family this winter holiday season.  No matter how cold it will be and no matter how sick and worry these families are, your cards will add a ray of sunshine and hope when it is needed most.


PARTICIPANTS

List in the order received...

Rannah Romps
Kanisha Ashwin Kumar
Chi Yan Kwan
Verna Angerhofer
Elaine Williams
Lori Kobular
Dottie Leonard
Lillian Abrams
Sandie Scott
Donna Ellis
Karen Oliver
Jeanie Lai
R. Bartz
Chris Neal
Vicki Parson
Deloris Thiede
Christina Craft
Migdalia Rodriguez
Ruby Haugen
Linda Patti
Erica M. Caro
Becky Partan
Terry Serman
Andrea D. LaVigne
Cara Malmrose
Aslin Santiago
Celia Crutchfield
Lenora Scott
Rita Held
Ann Barnes
Edwina Brown
Charlene Mitchell
Jackie Johnson
Bunny Hoyle
Kathy Schweinfurth
Gilu Jogani
Amanda Stout
Sybrina K.
Char Kochensparger
Christine Miller
Marian Desrosiers
Nancy Rigoglioso
Jewell Moon
Cindy Dreibelbis
Carmen Cruz
Jess Gerstner
Julie Just
Kristen Dillard
Natalie Godfrey
Pia Skarning
Paula G. Kysilka
Marilyn Caro
Izabella Kurdian
Ruth Herriott 
Debi Brile
Linda Wiencer
Fikreta Posurec 
Lois Wyche
Nancy Taylor Charlen Otero
Donna Thielker Marjon Fokkens-Bruinsma
Rakshita Manjunath Amy Austin-Kinler



PRIZE GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Without further ado, here are the winners (randomly drawn) of the prize giveaways!  An email has already been sent to all the winners with further instruction on how to claim the prize.  All prizes (except for my craft goodies) must be claim by September 7th before a redraw is make.  So please check your INBOX (as well SPAM folder).  Winners of my craft goodies, your package will be mail out today (September 1st).  Please allow 5-7 business days for it to arrive.  Please don't hesitate to contact me at info@christinahordesigns.com if you have any questions.

  • TTCRD magazine subscription: Marjon Fokkens-Bruinsma 
  • $30 Joy Clair gift certificate: Cindy Dreibelbis 
  • $25 Ellen Hutson LLC gift certificate: Bunny Hoyle 
  • Craft goodies (2 winners) from Christina Hor: 
  1.  Debi Brile
  2.  Dottie Leonard
  • $16 A Day for Daisies gift certificate: Paula G. Kysilka 
  • $15 Sunsational Stamp gift certificate: Karen Oliver 
  • $15 Sheep Ski Designs gift certificate: Andrea D. LaVigne 
  • $10 Little Blue Button Stamps gift certificate: Charlene Mitchell 
  • $10 Jess Crafts Shop gift certificate: Erica Caro 
  • $10 Wink Wink Ink gift certificate: Chi Yan Kwan 
  • MHK Designs (3 images of choice): Nancy Rigoglioso 
  • Jo's Scrap Shack (craft goodie + GDT spotlight): Ruby Haugen


VIDEO SLIDESHOW 

Here is a short video slideshow of some of the cards from this collection.

video

Thank you so much again to each and every one who contributed!  This year card drive is now closed.  I hope to see you again in next year card drive starting on January 1st with a "Thinking of You" heart design theme collection. Complete details is expected to be available on the card drive page of my blog sometimes in November.  If you would like to be added to the card drive email notification list, please let me know at info@christinahordesigns.com.

Thank you for joining me today.  May you have a wonderful long Labor Day weekend ahead.  Take care and happy crafting :)

40 Lunchbox Love Notes for Kids | Back To School Has Begun

8.25.2017

lunchbox love notes for kids

It been busy here with back to school started last Wednesday for the two oldest kiddos.  Catherine is now in 4th, Matthew in 2nd and in 2 weeks, our youngest starts preschool.  Then next week, Fall soccer season begins.  So I took some time out last week to work on the planner and just trying to get ahead (at least for the next month) like prepping 20 days worth of lunchbox love notes for the kiddos.  So that will be the project I am sharing today...40 lunchbox love notes for kids, featuring the cute Little Dog Agenda and Little Cat Agenda from Mama Elephant along with a short technique video (it's only 4 minutes long) of how to make them yourself.  

VIDEO



Here are the complete 20 little dogs love notes for Matthew.  On the first day of school, I gave him this super hero dog note (first one on the left) with the sentiment that reads "and so the adventure begins."  How cute and fitting for the first day back!

lunchbox love notes for kids

And here are the complete 20 little cats for Catherine.  There is a cat story call "Ginger" that is a favorite of her.  And Ginger has orange stripes.  So I made these little cats to look like Ginger.

lunchbox love notes for kids

Here are two photos from the first day of school.  It is so nice having the kiddos get pick up and drop off right at our driveway.  We have the same bus driver from last year.  So Catherine water-colored her a picture :D


CLOSING THOUGHTS

The collection for the winter wishes-holiday cards for the Cards for Little Heart Card Drive is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone that helped send in cards. On September 1st, I will be announcing the winners of the giveaway prize drawings along with the final cards count and photos of some of the cards.  I hope you can join me then.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  May you have a beautiful day. Take care.



SUPPLIES

To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below. Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page. All items were personally purchased and only share of products that I absolutely love.


Mama Elephant Little Dog Agenda

buy at: SSS

Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda

buy at: SSS

Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments

buy at: SSS

Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts

buy at: SSS

Altenew Beautiful Quotes

buy at: EH

Altenew Sentiments & Quotes

buy at: EH

Paper Smooches Group Hugs

buy at: EH

Lunchbox Love

buy at: Papertrey Ink

Post It Note Sentiments

buy at: Reverse Confetti

Crazy About You

buy at: Reverse Confetti

The World Is Waiting

buy at: TE

Sky High Sentiments

buy at: TE

Bold Statements

buy at: Whimsy Stamps

SSS Intense Black Ink

buy at: SSS

SSS Lemon Zing Ink

buy at: SSS

Acrylic Block

buy at: SSS

Ranger Ink Blending Tool-Round

buy at: EH

Ranger Ink Blending Tool-Replacement

buy at: EH

Recollections Heavyweight Cardstock-WHITE

buy at: Amazon

Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangle-SMALL

buy at: Amazon

Recollections 2-inch Circle Punch

buy at: Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot

buy at: EH

Copic Markers

buy at: EH

"Fly Guy" Masculine Wedding Anniversary Card + Freebie Download

8.10.2017

wedding anniversary card power poppy fly guy

Hello!  Today I am sharing a CAS (clean and simple) masculine wedding anniversary card that I made for my hubby Kan, featuring this cool Power Poppy's "Fly Guy" digital stamp by artist Marcella Hawley.


"FLY GUY" MASCULINE ANNIVERSARY CARD

This past Saturday Kan and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.  Being the boring homebody people that we are, we either celebrate this special milestone by taking the kiddos to the zoo or time in the garden pulling out weeds.  But this year, I thought we could use a different scenic...like FISHING!  So to propose my fishing idea to him, I gave Kan this "Fly Guy" card :D  When he pulled it out the envelope, all he could say was "really? fishing?" LOL. 

power poppy fly guy digital stamp set

To begin my project, I opened the image up in Microsoft Word, Window 10 and resized it to a 5-inch width before printing it out on Neenah 80# cardstock.  Then color with Copic.

I am a huge fan of artistic details stamp images.  So when Marcella first released this "Fly Guy" digital stamp (I believe last summer in June), I immediately fell in love with the image and knew I must add this set to my Power Poppy's digital stamps collection :D

power poppy fly guy masculine birthday card

These are the Copic colors I used.  For added texture, I went over certain areas of the image with Prismacolor premium pencils.  This is probably my favorite brand of colored pencils.  I really like how soft and thick the cores are and how intense the colors!  I have the 150 colors set which I purchased from Ellen Hutson.  But, if you are new to coloring with colored pencils or just want to give the Prismacolor brand a try, I would suggest buying just a few individual pencils first and test them out.  And if you like it, then invest in the complete 150 colors set.


For the finishing touches, I first brushed on lots of clear Wink of Stella over the water, to give that sunlight glittering illusion. Then, I mounted the sentiment "I Am Your Greatest Catch" (that I create for a little humor) over the fishing line with foam tape before adhering onto my storm cloud card front.



Kan REALLY did have a marvelous time fishing (catch and release).




FREEBIE DOWNLOAD

Here is the sentiment used on this card.  I create it in a few different fonts since I wasn't sure which font would go nicely with the image.

To download and save to your computer, click on the image and it will redirect you to my Freebies page.  The sentiments come as a single jpeg format page.  You will need to do a little photo cropping to separate out each individual sentiment.  If you need a refresh course on how to crop digital image,  you can see my tutorial here.


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share your comment with me.  I truly enjoy reading through each one of them.  May you have a blessed day.  Take care!


Challenges I would like to participate in:
Crafting by Designs - August ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #200 ATG
Word Art Wednesday - ATG #294-295


SUPPLIES

To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in today's project are listed below. Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page. All items were personally purchased and I only share of products that I absolutely love.


Power Poppy's Fly Guy Digi Stamp

buy at: Power Poppy

Wink of Stella- Clear

buy at: SSS

Copic Markers

buy at: EH

Copic Markers

buy at: EH

Foam Tape

buy at: SSS

Sizzix Big Shot

buy at: EH

Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Gullotine Paper Trimmer

buy at: EH

Lawn Fawn "Storm Cloud" cardstock

buy at: Lawn Fawn

Neenah Solar White 110#

buy at: EH

Be Creative Tape

buy at: EH

Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangles 

LG Etched Dies
buy at: Spellbinders

Scor Pal Mini 

Score Buddy
buy at: SSS