Cardztv Design Team

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Getting ready for fall!

Anyone else feeling like 
fall is right around the corner?

This past weekend I spent a little time
in my craft area to create.

My first card was inspired by a shaker card
I saw on Pinterest and I had every
intention of creating a shaker card BUT I
forgot to adhere the clear plastic
to my top layer on my shaker!!!

DUH!  Oh well - on to plan B!

I just adhered the sequins on my
card to add a bit of fun.


Here is a side view showing you how much
dimension this card has - I love it.



I used Cardztv Spooky Sayings for my sentiment.

My next card also has a fall theme.
I've been dying to try my "new to me" Distress Oxide inks.
A stamper friend was selling a lot of her supplies
online and I was able to grab about 10 of them.
Check out my cool leaf SHAKER card!


I started by putting 3 different colors of ink on
my paper blending each color into the other one.
Then I spritzed my card with a little water
and right before my eyes, the ink CHANGED into
almost a suede look!  It was so cool.

Here's a closeup of the card.


My sentiment came from Cardztv Mini Messages!!!

I love that stamp set so much, it never gets stored away -
it just stays on my stamp desk!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Please don't think summer is over - I was
just in the mood to start thinking fall!

Get crafty!

Mimi




Friday, July 28, 2017

Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Challenge

Welcome to another Cardztv
Challenge featuring the Mailbox Smiles Team.

As I look around my craft room, I can see
I have a lot of toys.  I have a Cricut, a Scan and Cut,
a Silhouette, a Big Shot, so many stamps I cannot count 
them all, enough paper to change the color of my condo
at least five different times and tons of ink AND that
only scratches the surface.  I wanted to create a 
card for this challenge with a minimum of products used.

I only used my paper trimmer and three dies, sequins, ribbon
and paper.  I love the simplicity of the card but
the colors are bright and shiny!  The sentiment comes from
Cardztv Potpourri set.


Don't miss out on this challenge featured on
Cardztv Blog.  Mary always has an amazing prize to 
the winner.

Thank you for coming by today.

Cathy

Friday, July 14, 2017

Love making 3x3 cards with Cardztv Stamps!

If you have followed my blog
you know that I have a love for 
making 3x3 cards.  Mary from
Cardztv created an awesome set called
Mini Messages that contains almost any
sentiment you might need.

My BFF is having an anniversary soon
and I plan to make a treat from my kitchen to
take to her.  The 3x3 cards are a perfect compliment
to gifts like this.


I had a new diecut from My Creative Time that
I had not used yet so it was the perfect anchor
for my card.  I made my own banner and
stamped Happy Anniversary from the Mini
Messages set and added it as the final
touch.  A few sequins and a Wink of Stella
pen was all I needed to finish my project.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Don't forget to enter the challenge at Cardztv.
You have until July 27th to link up
your creation.

Happy Crafting!

Cathy

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Challenge #5

Who doesn't love a deal?
I don't know of anyone who doesn't want
to save some money.
Two weeks ago I shared a die that
I purchased from Amazon on my challenge card.
Today I'm showing you another one.

I've been wanting this die for a long time, but
everyone that had one, it was just more money than I wanted to spend.
In steps in Amazon and it's
amazing pricing.  I love this die and encourage
you to do some searching if you also like die to
use in your Big Shot or Cuttlebug.

It's a rainbow!!!!
Obviously I cut out 6 of these and then layers the
pieces to create my rainbow!  I just love
this die!  I finished off with a couple other dies for the
edges of my top layer and then two more dies
for the sentiment.  Pretty Pink Posh sequins
finished up my project!




I used the Cardztv This and That set for my sentiment
and I CUT IT APART!  Trust me people this
is part of the beauty of clear stamps.  Just use a good pair of shears
and cut carefully.  I can now put this phrase on the
bottom of a front panel on a card or even use it on the inside.

Thank you for stopping by!
Don't forget to head over to Mary's blog to 
enter the challenge!

Cathy



Friday, June 16, 2017

Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Design Team Challenge #4

Welcome to the 4th Challenge for
the Cardztv Mailbox Smiles Team!

I'm excited to bring you one of my 
favorite card designs - an awesome SHAKER card!

I sort of have a thing for things that sparkle
and when shaker cards started to make an appearance
I was all over the process.
I  like to shop on Amazon and one
evening while browsing a "die" popped up as a
suggestion from something I put in my cart.  I loved
the die, but I loved the price even more!  It
was like $3.99!  That is a steal compared
to what I normally pay for dies so I was 
curious and I wanted to see if the die actually
delivered a good strong cut.

Guess what???  It did!
Here's my shaker card:

I used the Cardztv Mixed Messages sentiment
which fit perfectly in the center window of the die cut.

I actually used the die 6 times and glued 5 of them
together for the depth to allow my shaker bits to move
around.  I took the top die and glued a piece of acetate
on for the window portion.  I had fun picking out some
shaker bits to match the color scheme and then I
placed the top die cut.



I love how it turned out and I'm pretty sure
whoever I decide to send to will certainly
"get their happy on"!

Thanks for stopping by!
Make sure and join the challenge and post
your creation on Cardztv blog page.

Happy crafting!

Cathy