Monday, March 21, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS - Design Team Card - Rain or Shine Umbrella and Scratch-Off Surprise!!

Just received this adorable Umbrella set from TWO PAPER DIVAS.  It is a set from their NEW March 2016 release.  It has this Umbrella and four different sentiments.  You have to have it!!!

After I finished making the card, I "remembered" that I had purchased and received in the mail the Scratch-Off Surprises from Inky Antics.  You can see one of the sets of 20 (there are actually three different sets of three sizes) in the second picture and I have just laid one of them over my Sentiment.  It is still on the backing.  Tomorrow I will be teaching two of my classes and the Afternoon class will make this card.  I will present this wonderful surprise to them when they finish the card and see IF they are game to use it!!  Love to do surprises!!!  Next week I will create a card for the Morning class and play with them!!!

After Class tomorrow, I will actually remove the Scratch-Off piece from its backing and place it on the card.  Then I will take a third photo to use on my Blog in a close up!!  Then I will finish doing this write up for my Blog!!!  Tune in!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Embossed Bird on a Limb


For my card this week, I decided to go back to one of my favorite stamp sets from:
                     TWO PAPER DIVAS
                   Sing like a Bird

In the past I have always just stamped it in Black and then colored it in.  This time I wanted to emboss this cutie in white and then I colored the branch and the bird with my copic markers.  Doing it lightly it did not bleed through so I was able to make the card a one layer card.


STAMPS:   See above for the Bird and the Sentiment:  You Make Me Smile from TPDivas
CARD STOCK:  My Favorite Things - Sour Apple
EMBELLISHMENT:  Doodlebug Designs - Sprinkles - Winter Assortment;  White Cord

Enjoy your creating this Spring!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Celebrate

Time for another Birthday card because we can always use them and this might be good for a GUY!


STAMPS:  TWO PAPER DIVAS  Truffle Treats ;  You are my Sunshine ;  Retired Set  Birthday Wishes

I will be back after I teach tomorrow ...... sorry gotta watch The Voice and Blindspot!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016


I am experiencing my very first BLOG HOP thanks to my friends, Melissa and Gayla, owners of TWO PAPER DIVAS.  Never took the time to personally create a card for one in the past but have followed many over the years.   So come along with me and I will let you know how this card was created.  As I sat and contemplated what I was going to use of my stash of Stamps from Two Paper Divas, I realized I needed another Easter card for a wonderful High School Girlfriend, Betty, and then the stamps to be used became easy.  Through the 80's I stayed with this great friend a number of times and loved her collection of Bunnies and especially one that was sorta hiding under her beautiful piano.  So, now you know the rest of this story ...... seeing the Bunny peeking out from the inside of the card.

STAMPS:  Two Paper Divas -  "Some Bunny"; "It's All About The Egg"; "Wishing You A Happy Easter
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White 110 lb - Card Base;  Ranger Ink Gloss
INK:   Versafine Black Pigment;  Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink; Simon Says Stamp White Pigment
Die:  Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders (2 pieces of the 4)
ACCESSORIES:  Hero Arts White Embossing Powder;  Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix Sequin (smallest);  Prima - Snow Lace;  White Fun Foam;  Prismacolor Premium Colored Pencils

I took a standard size A2 card base and scored it at 4-1/4" and 1-1/2".  The 1-1/2" became the flap which I designed the focus around.  After I stamped the eggs (3 of the 6 in the set) in the white pigment ink and embossed with the white powder, I used the round blending tool with the Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink on the strip of Glossy Paper.  Just that touch of soft color was what I wanted. I added the two strips of lace with 1/8" score tape and raised the strip with the Fun Foam.  I love the Border Dies from Lawn Fawn which give the card a "stitched" look.  The rest of what I created on the card is easy to see.

Be sure to check out all the amazing projects by the Two Paper Divas Design Team members!

Carryn - that's me

To each of you visiting the Blog Hop - Enjoy!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card using a Sentiment stamp from the NEW March 2016 release!!

The other day I received this beautiful butterfly die from Memory Box which they created exclusively for Impress Cards and Crafts out of the Pacific Northwest.   I have been purchasing some of my card making products from Impress for many years.  Good reliable company with some creative ideas in their Project Ideas.   

The sentiment stamp set is one from the 2016 March release for TWO PAPER DIVAS which occurred today, 3/5, and it speaks to something we should ALL practice in our daily life.   I performed a little surgery on the stamp and separated some of the words!!

STAMPS:    Two Paper Divas  -  Sentiment stamp BE The Reason
PAPER:    MFT "Replenishments" - Whip Cream;  Copper Shine;  Copper Sparkle
DIE:   Memory Box - Fluttering Branch made exclusively for IMPRESS Cards + Crafts
INK:   Versamark
EMBOSSING POWDER:  Zing Metallic (Copper) 
GLUE FOR DIE:  Ranger Multi Medium Matte 

I made a Belly Band 1" x 9-5/8" out of the Copper Shine.  


P.S.  Looking at how the card looked in the second picture, I decided to go back to the card and added some 1/2" score tape to attach the folded back flap on the front.  For two reasons I made this change:  It looks better and the Belly Band is easier to get on and off!!  I did not take another picture!


In the first picture, I have to thank Debbie Hughes for the beautiful little blue flower card which she created and I did my take on it.  So sweet!!  Some cards are missing from these three groups because I used them before I took pictures ..... oop's!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - St. Patrick's Lucky Day

I have been away from my Crafting for a week now because Roger, my husband, threw us for a tizzy around here.  Off to the ER we went and then he was plopped into the hospital for a few days.  He was losing blood, inside, and they had to find it.  Lots of tests this week.  Nothing serious, thank goodness, but he will have to watch it if he gets too tired!!  Could be a sign again of the hemoglobin being low again.  I am just a little behind in card making!!

March is almost upon us and soon IT WILL BE MY BIRTHDAY and a few days later will be St. Patrick's day.  Time to bring out the Shamrocks and dance a jig!!!

My morning Tuesday Class does not like to necessarily "Fussy Cut" so I had the afternoon Class do this card a couple of weeks ago.

STAMPS:  Two Paper Divas - Lucky Me! Set

I used Woodgrain cardstock from Ellen Hutson which I love to have on hand for texture to my cards without the need to dry emboss all the time.  I then used my daubers in the various rainbow colors of distress inks.  For the "touches of GOLD" I used Sulky Sliver Metallic gold thread; Gold Uniball pen for the Buckle; and ImagineCrafts Gold Sheer shimmer Spritz for the added gold touch on the base card.

Hope that each of you find your POT OF GOLD!!!  Happy Card Making .......