Friday, May 26, 2017

Flying by with a....

Father's Day wish!

It's coming, and quickly. For this post, I decided to go with a Lori Whitlock file (found in the Silhouette Store) for a Father's Day card.

 From the Basis pack, I grabbed yellow, light blue, white, gray, black, and red.
 With my Sizzix Big Shot and Darice folders, I was able to emboss clouds for a little bit of texture.

 I felt the white clouds were to plain so I decided to emboss them with swirls.
 Next I started to assemble the pieces together
I needed some accent pieces and found a great match in the Craft Market stack I have on hand.
 Finished card:

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

You're Spec-tacular!

Hi Friends!! kel here today :) Having 3 boys means I'm always in need of boy cards for them to give out for one reason or another! 

For this super fun card I used a few colors from the Basis Cardstock collection.  I took a card front in Basis 80# Gold, and then two pieces in Basis 80# Aqua and Basis 80# Natural to make this card.  Super fun and super easy to put together!

First, I lined up the pairs of glasses to make sure I centered them nicely on the Basis 80# Natural piece.

After stamping it a few times to make sure the images were nice and dark (yay Misti!)...

... I stacked the pieces together and glued them down.

Then I added the sentiment, which came in two pieces for versatility in the set!  

The last thing I did was add some super fun aqua colored pearls.

The final card came out really cute... err... mannnnnnnly.  haha!  I don't think my kids would appreciate me giving them "cute" cards!!!

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lovies, =o) kel

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Man Cards

I don't know about you, but I never have enough cards for the men in my life. I decided I would make a set of cards that I can send to my favorite guys.

I started with a Basis A-2 White Folded Invitation, Basis Brown Cardstock (4.25" x 5.5"), Basis Light Brown Cardstock (3.75" x 5"), Basis Green Cardstock (3 1/8" x 4 1/8"), Savoy 100% Cotton Cardstock and a Brown Bag Kraft A2 Envelope. (I ended up making four cards.)

I embossed the Basis Light Brown cardstock with a woodgrain embossing folder and inked it with VersaMark Ink to create a tone on tone effect to bring out the woodgrain.


I used Ground Espresso Distress Ink to in the edges of the woodgrain paper.

I stamped the Crazy Bird and sentiment on the Savoy 100 % Cotton Cardstock and watercolored it with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I tied a piece of twine around the bottom of the wood grained cardstock.

I layered the pieces adding brads and foam squares.  I love how they turned out. I actually made a set of 4 cards. I should be ready for the next set of birthdays.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Father's Day Brush Calligraphy Envelope Art

Most envelope art has to work within the parameters of including address and postage, but as I'm pretty sure I will be hand-delivering it, I may as well have fun with the envelope as well as the card. (You can see the tutorial for that here.)

I started with a plain white envelope that would fit my A2 size card. I then cut down a piece of Basis light brown 80 lb cover stock so that there was a slim white border when applied to the front of the envelope.

To see my entire process, be sure to watch the Youtube video below:

I have this wood grain texture stamp in my stash that I bought online a long time ago from Ali Express and used that with some Versamark to create a watermark effect on the paper.

I then took out my blending tool and some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo so I could blend a darker color brown around the outside, leaving a halo of lighter brown in the middle. The wood grain texture remains. I also activated the ink and affected the watermark with some water droplets.

Once the panel was good and dry, I went in with a Pentel Pocket Brush and wrote "Happy Father's Day" in brush script caps. I also added some illustration and white highlights with a Sakura gel pen for character.

I liked the panel just how it was, accompanied with the card, and stuck it onto the white envelope with my ATG gun to be sure it wouldn't peel away.

And there you have a super quick and easy way to spruce up a basic white envelope for a handmade, hand-delivered card for Father's Day.

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- Haley
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Friday, May 19, 2017

I'd Rather be at the Tiki Bar...

Hi you find guy cards hard to make? I glitter or pink-oh no!!!!! I find that if you stick to non busy designs-and even if you just use card stock for your design, that it lends to a more masculine look...adding inking for definition and layers for texture are your best bet...I used all Basis card stock for this design(it's on SALE right now at the CutCardStock store)...with the exception of a little Neenah Desert Storm for the beach. Love how it turned out...Thanks for stopping by... Lee-Ann Kubinec :)
***pan down to check out my card tutorial and to see the full list of supplies that I used on this card
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 -First choose your dies...mine are all from Jaded Blossom...I LOVE to lay them all out with the sentiment to choose my card layout

-Next choose your paper...mine is all Basis card stock from the exception of the Neenah Desert Storm that I used for the beach(also from

Next I scored my basis white card stock into a Vertical fold A2 card base and cut all my coloured Basis card stock pieces with my Jaded Blossom dies and my Vagabond die cutting machine. I then layed out all my pieces and checked my ink swatch sheets to choose my inking colors and the colour that I will colour my glasses with...

-Inks and marker choosen I now ink the edges of my die cuts to add definition...and colour my glasses with my Spectrum Noir marker and then ink my glass edges...

-All pieces are inked...I like to ink on top of a craft sheet to save the mess...then I glued down my sky, waves, beach and sun to my card base...

-I then use my MISTI to stamp my sentiment...I don't want to mess that up after all my die cutting an inking...

-Sentiment stamped all nice and straight...

-I then add the rest of my die cuts and add glossy accents to my glasses to add a little sparkle and dimension...I'm all done...


  1. Card Stock(brown, light brown, aqua, white, golden green, golden), Neenah Desert Storm card stock
  2. Jaded Blossom-Tropical dies 1 and 2, Card mat dies, Stitched Circle dies and the Tiki Time stamp set
  3. Distress ink-Crushed olive, Gathered twigs, Fossilized amber, Broken china
  4. Glossy Accents
  5. Spectrum Noir Marker-GT1
  6. Versafine Onyx black ink
  7. Misti stamping tool
  8. Vagabond machine
  9. Ranger Multi Mat medium