Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Critter Easter Card with Layered Lamb & Hippity Hoppity Bunny


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun critter Easter card!


I made with the new Hippity Hoppity Bunny die 94728 and the Layered Lamb die 94730.  I also used the Happy Easter Dover Script Happy Easter 94729.  Here's a close up look:


I cut a piece of Spring Plaid paper PP1012 and inked the edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink first.  Then I cut the critter pieces and sentiment from white card stock and then colored some of the parts and the sentiment with alcohol markers.

I popped the purple plaid panel on foam tape for dimension and then added fairy jewels to the card front.  Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today, I had a lot of fun creating it.  Be sure to check out the whole release, it's super cute!  Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, February 19, 2024

Alexa Remind Me with Riley and Company New Release

Hello and welcome, here's a fun, fun card featuring one of the new Funny Bones sentiment from Riley and Company and the new Spring Birch Trees die. This sentiment really cracked me up!


Here's a closer look at the easel card standing up and partially open:

I made the road out of white card stock and colored it with markers, etc. The brick wall was cut from woodgrain paper and colored with white gel pen for the grout. The trees and critters were cut with white card stock and and colored with markers. Here's another look:

Below you can see the card opened up all the way with the addition of the martini drink glasses.  

I love this sentiment so much because our Alexa is always getting things wrong when we ask her to do something!  Too funny - and here's one last look:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Mother Nature with Riley and Company New Release

Hello and welcome!  I have another card featuring a Funny Bones new sentiment just released combined with the new Spring Birch Tree die.   


To create my card I first used the circle background die with some light blue textured paper to create the faux power balls and then stamped them with the birthday dress up numbers in black ink.  I cut the birch tree die 3 times and glued them together to make it thicker.  I added the 3 layers of trees to a background panel made with the same textured blue paper, only I used the one side that was more textured looking than the other.  

I stamped, cut out and colored the "Bernie" Riley stamp - which I absolutely love!  I can't help smiling every time I see it!  Here's a closer look at my card:

I added the blue/tree panel to a piece of snowflake paper from my stash and added that to a top folding card base.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black paper and added it to the card front and lastly I added snowflake sequins from my stash.  Oh and there's the addition of one snowflake paper heart on the bottom.  It matched the inside of my card.

As you can see I carried the heart theme into the inside of the card using the same papers and the heart from the new "For You" cut-ups die set.  The big heart is from the Heart Outline die.  Here's a look at the inside:

And here's one last look at my card front.  When I saw this new sentiment I immediately knew that "Bernie Riley" would go perfectly with it!  

I hope you like my fun card for today!  All products I used are linked below with affiliate links at no extra cost to you.  (except the papers and snowflake sequins from my stash.)   Check out the whole new release from Riley HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 16, 2024

Tax Return = Craft Supply Replenishment with Riley and Company New Release

Hello and welcome!  I have a fun card made with the newly released Funny Bones sentiment from Riley and Company along with some thought bubbles made from cloud dies, also just release from Riley in their Cut-Ups line of dies.

I used a lot of goodies from Riley and Company to create this card.  The Sunburst die to create the background cut twice, once from red cardstock and once from red gingham paper and then pieced together alternating the papers.  The thought bubbles dots are cut using the Banners and Accents die set which has lots of good shaped dies in it, including different sizes of dots.  The thought bubbles were created by cutting the cloud dies from the newly released Fluffy Clouds dies.  I needed a little bigger cloud size for the cutting machine to fit on, so I only partially die cut one side of a cloud so I could move it over and cut the other side slightly bigger than the original die.  Here's a close up of my card:

Inside the thought bubbles are stamped and die cuts crafty items from the Riley Dress Up Crafters sets, colored with alcohol markers.  The Riley reading his tax return is really Map Riley that I cut a separate black map for him and added the wording with a black pen.  His glasses are from the Riley Rock and Roll Dress Up stamp and die sets.  After coloring the craft items and Riley, I added all the pieces to the background, added the new sentiment (heat embossing in white on black) and my card was almost complete.  To finish it off, I added a few white gel pen highlights.  Here's one last look:

I hope you like my card for today, I had a blast making it!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the whole new Riley and Company release HERE.

Keeping Jeans with Riley and Company

Hello and welcome!  I have a top folding blue jean shaped card for you today!  I got this idea from a picture I saw on pinterest of a card made by Jenna Barber from 2012:

#1237 sentiment, Diet Riley, Baking Riley, Tiki Hawaiian Dress Up, Heart Outline

To make my card I used the Heart Outline die to draw two curves on the bottom of the card, leaving the top folded.  I then drew a line from the bottom of the curve toward the top or waist of the jeans and then cut those edges off toward the top.  I used that card shape to go trim two more white panels and one from textured blue card stock.  I inked the blue one on the edges and then drew and cut out two back pockets, a belt and belt loops from the blue card stock.  The card stock I used was light blue on one side and darker on the other, so I used the darker side for the belt. 

After ink blending Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to the blue parts I put the card together.  After adding one of the extra white panels to the inside, then glued down string for the clothesline and little Riley jeans to the string.  The little Riley Jeans were made by die cutting the pants from the Tiki Hawaiian Dress Up set, and then marking them with a black pen to simulate stitching on the jeans.  I used the Rock and Roll Dress Up set to help me figure out where to put the black lines to make them look like jeans.  I didn't use the jeans from the Rock and Roll set because the letter jacket on that stamp covers the top of the jeans and I wanted whole die cuts of just jeans.  Here's a look at the inside:

Isn't that sentiment a hoot?  I added the last white extra panel to the back to cover some stray cuts and ink marks I had accidentally done to the back.  This way it looked clean and nice on the back of the card.

Here's one last look at my card!

I hope you like my card for today!  I really enjoyed creating this card - just looking at it cracks me up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Happy Spring with Memory Box Anemone Collection

Hello and welcome, it's Angie again here today with a quick and easy Happy Spring card featuring new paper and a beautiful word die from the latest Anemone Collection release.


I used one of the pretty papers from the "Anemone Grove" 6X6 paper pad.  It's so detailed and filled with little anemone flowers, leaves and berries in pinks, whites and greens.  There's just a little yellow in there too, so look closely below at the gorgeous details in this paper:


I put the paper behind a heart opening in the card front, made with the "Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut-Out" die and then die cut the "Happy Spring Debut Script" die from inked cardstock and white cardstock.  Next I added it to the heart center and then added "Pastel Jewels" (JWO002) in each of the tiny flower centers.

I do have a quick tip for you if you use liquid glue to add the thin letters to the shadow, or really for anytime you have delicate dies to glue together.  Put a dab of glue on either a scrap piece of paper or even on the back of your hand and spread it around, the quickly tap the back of the delicate die piece in the glue and adhere it.  This keeps you from getting glue seeping out and really works well if you are using mirrored papers too.  Even though most glues dry clear, if glue seeps out on mirror type paper, it always seems to show even after it dries.  Just a little tip I use to glue my sentiment together and any other tiny dies when I don't want any glue seepage.

Here's one last look at my card for today:


This card was super quick and with those gorgeous papers, and one word die, it makes a fast and beautiful card in no time.  I hope you will give this design a try.  You can even keep several on hand in your stash without a sentiment on it and then when you need a particular card for any occasion you will have one ready to go!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you next time!


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Riley and Company Happy St. Patrick's Day New Release

Hello and welcome!  Have you seen the new St. Patrick's Day Overlay die recently released from Riley and Company?  It's a quick and easy overlay die that can help you create a card in a hurry!

I took the overlay die and cut it from white, then added it to an A2 panel of white cardstock that I inked with Lucky Clover Distress Ink (pad directly to the paper) and then I stamped the small shamrock in lighter green ink on the section that didn't have the overlay on it.  I filled them in with a gold paint pen.

On the inside of the card I added dotted and striped green papers and then shamrocks that were cut using the overlay die.  It cuts a lot of pieces that you can use for embellishments.   Inside I put Riley Basic Cow RDU002 and dies RD002, Riley Basic Raccoon DUR3 and dies RD003, and used some of the fun stamps and dies from the St Patrick's Day stamps RCLR49 and dies RD49 sets. 

Here's a look at the inside:

I hope you like my card for today!  Check out all the fun goodies at Riley and Company!
Thanks for stopping by!