Sunday, January 31, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Inlaid Tree

I wanted to do an inlaid card with the Card Class gals this past week, so I grabbed my tree die by Memory Box (I believe) and away it went with the creation.  Then is dawned on me that I had the perfect Sentiment from TWO PAPER DIVAS set of stamps "Branching Out".  Worked great with the exposed branches.

Not much to really explain about this one other than after I double die cut the card stock, I did an attachment on the back side of the two color inside die cut with a tiny strip of 1/8" score tape at the top and bottom middle of the fitted two pieces on the wrong side.  It was at this point that I took the pieces along with the tree die to my Big Shot and die cut the tree.  I now have a Bazzill card stock "scalloped edge" in Butter Mint which I can use on another card for a future day!

It has been a snowy day today and we are expecting "round 2" a bigger blast tonight through tomorrow.  We probably have around 5" (which was added to about 2 ft still in the yard) from this snow today.  Mel and Gayla .... I think this will be heading your way soon!!  Stay warm ALL!!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Balloons Make Me Smile!!!

Balloons up in our beautiful Blue sky here in Colorado always make me Smile.  It is Winter here now and we are so lucky to see the Balloons up every season.   THE WONDERFUL TOURISTS!!!! Tomorrow I am starting another Online Water Color Class (Intermediate) and I decided it would make a wonderful background for this Balloon.  I am planning to do a Pre Class Post this evening of the card.  

STAMPS:  TWO PAPER DIVAS  -  "You Are My Sunshine" (Located in the OTHER Category)
and the Sentiment "You Make Me Smile".  The Sunshine set is an older set but one of my favorites!!

INK:  Versafine - Onyx Black

CARDSTOCK:  Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor (Textured Side)

PIECING:  Simple Stories - I Heart Summer & Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon for a piece on the basket of the Balloon

WATER COLOR:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi

There is always such a final touch when you splatter ink.  When I used the Linen Ribbon on the basket of the Balloon I stretched it (on purpose) and it made it very open weave.  Almost like the Balloon has a very used basket!!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Home, Family & Blessing

This Sentiment by TWO PAPER DIVAS speaks volumes and I am lucky for 50 Years of marriage to know all three statements.  Pretty special and I thank Roger, my husband, for giving me these wonderful years.  I put only three die cut houses on this card ...... but if truth be known ..... he and I have lived in too many places (homes and apartments) in all these years and the card could not hold all those die cuts!!  HA!!

I will be back to finish this card later!!

If any of you were concerned about stamping on a doily, well obviously this shows you that they will really stamp easily.  Some of my students were unnerved by it at first and every single one of them did perfectly.  I backed it with the pink circle die to make the sentiment stand out.  I love the die cut homes and it just accents the concept of the Sentiment.

Have a great day creating ..... I need to get busy and create five more cards and cut for classes by Tuesday .... Yikes this is Sunday .... BYE!!!


Sunday, January 10, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Bright Side

I am on a roll ...... just completed another TPD Design Team card.  When Inspiration rattles out of my brain .... gotta go with it.

Will be back to do the write up!!!

Okay, I am back to do a short write up but first let me explain to those who have already visited my site and notice a change ...... I removed the first picture because of a discovery I made ..... there was a piece of pop up under the black side which had slipped over and was peeking out one of the punch out holes.  You probably did not care but I did ...HA!

STAMPS:   Two Paper Divas - Watt's Up Set
INK:  Versafine Black Pigment Ink
PUNCHES:  Martha Stewart All around punch
                     Edge punch

When I first saw this set of stamps, I just had a head full of concepts.  But, this one popped into my head first and I wanted to develop it.  When you are stuck on creativity, let the Sentiment speak to you and go with it.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Best Fishes

Well ...... I did it like I said that I might!!!  Thank you Melissa Rodgers, Co-Owner of TWO PAPER DIVAS!!!  You inspired me to do this card with your "original" design of the Fishies in the Gum Ball machine that you did for the December 2015 release of the stamp set "I Chews You".  Knowing that I had the die of the Gum Ball Machine from Simon Says Stamp (2015) which they put out for a Shaker card.  This is not a Shaker but it almost could have been the way that I designed it........BUT Mel .... you totally get the credit for the creation.  Thank YOU!!

STAMPS:  TWO PAPER DIVAS - Best Fishes Stamp Set  (Fish and Sentiment)

PENS:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush (Red, Lilac, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue & Lemon Yellow)

DIES:  SIMON SAYS STAMP & Essentials by ELLEN - Bohemian Garden by Julie (Greenery)

Again ..... I have to say thank you to Melissa Rodgers for the concept **** AND also to Gayla O'Dell both are owners of Two Paper Divas.  To Gayla .... Yes I had to order the ZIG pens because of you. Not a full set but enough to get through the basic coloring.  I love the "brush"!!!

Happy coloring out there!!!

This card is going to my dear friend, Judy Davidson, for her Birthday on Monday.  I will email it to her, teach a class on Tuesday with it and then put it in the MAIL to Judy.  A little sneaky!!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Repost of the Lips inside the Ribbon Valentine Card

This is the new inside of the last card which I posted......the addition of the Red/Pink Lips on the inside.  The Lips are from TWO PAPER DIVAS stamp set - Sending Love!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Ribbon Valentine

We are approaching Valentine's Day in another month so I decided I needed some more Valentines to send out.  I have so much ribbon, like most of us who craft, so I decided to grab a couple of the Stamps from TWO PAPER DIVAS to create a quick card.

STAMPS:   TWO PAPER DIVAS -  Large Conversation Heart set and the Candy Hearts set

DIES:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies  -  Large Scallop Heart and Small Heart by Stampin'Up


CARD STOCK:  Essentials by Ellen - Woodgrain Embossed ; and Neenah Solar White 110 lb.

ACCESSORIES:  Heart Washi Tape;  Pink and White Twine; DoubleBug Pink Sequins and Heart Punch

Once I cut my card stock, I die cut the scallop heart out in the Woodgrain cardstock and laid it on top of the base card.  Once I had it in the correct position, I put pencil marks to show me where the heart will be on the Card Base.  This gives me the positioning I needed to place the rows of various ribbon of choice.  I glued the ribbon down.  I popped up the piece of Woodgrain paper.  See the picture of the card for placement of the Washi Tape and the Twine running through the three hearts.          

Now in hind site, I will have the Gals in Card Class on Tuesday use the "Lips" from the TWO PAPER DIVAS - Sending Love - set of stamps on the inside around the Candy Hearts in 3 places. Spark a little red color!!!  I probably will used a little touch of Wink of Stella .... perhaps!!

Have a wonderful DAY!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team card - Birthday Fishes 2016

What a wonderful "sweet" Birthday Stamp set from TWO PAPER DIVAS for January 2016!!!  I love my window dies and what a perfect time to use one.

I will be back to do my write up!!!

Okay .... here it goes with one of favorite cards in a while!!  First of all .... my go to Die set for the front of my cards so many times is this wonderful set of combination Dies from Mama Elephant (Clearly Creative Cuts).  I will use one or the other or a combo of both in the same colors or accent colors as I have done here.  AND then one of the adorable Mini Windows by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen.  This concept of dies just screamed for me to use my new TPDiva Fishes!!

STAMPS:  TWO PAPER DIVAS Stamp Set - Best Fishes

INK PENS:  Tombow Water Color Pens - chosen only for the colors - No Watercolor technique was done

WINK OF STELLA - Clear Brush for the Fishes/Bubbles

Black and White Twine

These little guys will return soon to another card and perhaps like Melissa's (TPD co-owner) card using the bubble gum machine.  Check out her card on


Sunday, January 3, 2016

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Misti Flower - 2016

Christmas has come and gone and I must have been a "good girl" because Santa brought me what I wanted, needed and drooled over during 2015.  The Misti Stamping Tool by My Sweet Petunia is such a fabulous tool and I am sure there are others out there, like myself, who wish that we would have invented it!!!  But, thank you Santa for seeing that it made it's way into my Craft Room!!

The card I have focused on here was created using the Misti tool and thanks to TWO PAPER DIVAS for creating this delightful floral set to design my first card for 2016.

STAMPS:  TWO PAPER DIVAS - Sunshine and Smiles Stamp Set (Flower and Sentiment)

TOOL:  Misti Positioner

PUNCH:  Trellis Martha Stewart Punch

INK:  Memento Dew Drops

CARD STOCK:  Bazzill - Pale Rose; and Neenah Solar White 110 lb.

I will return tomorrow when hopefully TWO PAPER DIVAS will be revealing their new stamps for January 2016!!!  See ya then!!!

This Stamp Set from Two Paper Divas January 2016 Release.  "Dynamite" - Melissa and Gayla!!!