Card compilation – celebrating life

I haven’t done much projects when I went on a short vacation but I think I’m making up on that one through today’s post.

I have three cards compiled into one which I did for this month’s ¬†“A New Beginning” challenge at the Pretty Paper Studio blog.

First up is a Happy Birthday card, its to commemorate a new life whenever one is born. Just fit for the theme right?

I used the rocket stamp from My Mind’s Eye Boy Crazy stamp set and used the bearing piece to stamp randomly in the patterned paper’s circle design. It just ties the boy look on this card. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Pebbles.

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To coordinate the envelope with this card, I also stamped the same stamp elements outside the envelope.


My second card is a clean and simple, Miss You card. This one ties with the wedding card that I also did earlier in the month for PPS. For newlyweds, having your other half away even for a bit feels like forever isn’t it? I think that’s how I came up with this card ūüôā I’m getting mushy eh?

Anyhow, I have the chipboard¬†thicker¬†in my stash and decided to make use of this project.¬†I did a combination of papers from Fancy Pants and the mini note card from Webster’s as it just brings the right patterns and colors.

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To bring some texture in the card, I normally emboss the card base to keep some dimensions to it, the same as what I did here.


For my love birds, I used Lawn Fawn’s Christmas stamp set but only the bird and heart stamps. Isn’t it great to get a versatile stamp that can be used all throughout the year, not only for the holidays but also for non-holiday card? Love that. I did a mirrored stamping of the bird, this replicates the blue bird in the right.

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A closer look of the sentiment thicker. The crisscrossed design on this alpha just adds more character into the chipboard which I also like about this element. I’m using the same thicker for the third card but see how I altered them.

For my third card is a non-traditional wedding card. A bright, cheery color than the usual gray and toned down colors.

I used Allison Kreft mini-folder in front of the card but rather than keeping the front panel as plain, I die cut the center with a small circle and added a vellum in the middle to emphasize the chipboard heart.

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I altered the chipboard by embossing it with gold. This will also complement the yellow card base that I used.

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Inside the folder, I also embossed the ‘I Do’ to match the heart outside. I also added the two birds above to give an impression for a couple. The bird stamps came from Lawn Fawn’s Christmas stamp collection but i was able to use some of the stamp elements form non-holiday card too such as this one again.

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Note, Im entering the Miss You card in The Little Red Wagon, Challenge # 221 Clean and Simple card challenge.

I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you again soon ūüôā

Wedding card

I have not done much of wedding card so when I’m looking for the items available with me to create card theme, New Begin for January – New Beginnings from¬†Pretty Paper Studio blog, I thought of using those pretty chipboard as main elements on this wedding card. I had fun doing this card and I shared a full tutorial on how I did this in the ¬†Pretty Paper Studio blog.

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I silver embossed the chipboard  which looks so much prettier in real life.

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I added some pearls and additional shine with those gold foil sticker as sentiment.

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I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday challenge – Emboss it.

And Simon Says Stamp, Monday challenge, Anything Goes.

’tis the Season

Whoa! The past week has been hectic. I’ll be traveling on Tuesday for a short holiday break with family back home in the Philippines and everyday seems not enough to get all things done before the trip. Already excited to be with the little munchkins ūüôā

The blog may be on a short break too but I will soon get back to my weekly post once the holidays are over.

For now, I’m sharing another holiday card using decorative tape or¬†also known as¬†¬†washi tape. This¬†card seems fit¬†for a masculine card too isn’t it?

I used two washi designs and alternately use them to create horizontal strips. I embossed the sentiment and the Christmas tree using white embossing powder. The stars however were stamped directly in the card base.

This project is being shared¬†too in the Pretty Paper Studio blog.¬†¬†There’s still time to play in the monthly¬†challenge¬†so drop by at the PPS blog for more inspiration or¬†better yet, join in¬†for a chance to win.

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I’m entering this card in the following challenges

Handmade Harbour, Midweek Papercraft Party with the Merry Christmas theme.

Sweet Stampin’, Last Minute Christmas theme.

CAS on Sunday, Challenge # 23: Christmas!


Texture using embossing folders

I love adding texture to my cards. One way of doing this is by using embossing folders or in other times adding dimensions.

With embossing folders, you can get a deep impression of a design.

I have a limited folder in my stash but they are very handy in making general textured background.

This time I’m sharing a very pretty embossing folder¬†called¬†Ana Griffin’s Aviary embossing folder/border¬†set, this I got from Pretty¬†Paper Studio.

You can see more details of how I did the three cards in the Pretty Paper Studio blog.


Card 1 with fully embossed background


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Card 2 with embossed vellum background


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Card 3 with partial embossing


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I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp, Make Your Own Background challenge

Papertake Weekly Challenge, Anything Goes


So Sweet

This is a card I also made for Pretty Paper Studio.  I wanted to achieve a chalkboard look in the project so I used a black patterned paper and white ink from Hero Arts.

I¬†used an embossing folder with clear embossing¬† powder and distress glitter mix together.¬†The arrow chipboard is also coated with glitter for some sparkle. You can find the rest of the post in Pretty Paper Studio’s blog.

Its been awhile that I haven’t joined in card challenges so ¬†I’m entering this one this time¬†in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

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Oh So Happy: Cardmaking video

I was dreaming of doing a card video for sometime but has kept it as I dread recording as I speak, even more than hearing my voice in a video. I finally come to the point that now is really the time to do it, thanks to Pretty Paper Studio.

You can¬†find all the supplies I used at the¬†Pretty Paper Studio blog. The blog is also running its monthly craft challenge and¬†this month’s theme¬†is Anything with glitter challenge. More inspirational projects¬†can also be found here.

Going back, these are some of the stills of my card project, that glittered heart makes me happy ūüôā


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and the video can be found at the Pretty Paper Studio’s You Tube Channel.




Happy Day

Happy Monday!

It’s my first share of¬†project for¬†Pretty Paper Studio¬†ūüôā¬†The project comes as my take¬† in this month’s challenge with the theme Glitter.

I had fun working on the colors and papers on this card. I used¬†elements mostly from My Mind’s Eye¬†¬†and papers from Amy Tangerine.¬†One good thing of working in paper packs is that all of them works together when combined. I always love the color blue and cameras so this background papers is just perfect for me.

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I did a random mix of shapes and textures, buttons, die cuts and a heart for visual interest. Then I used the pink glitter to add some additional sparkle to a¬†happy day. See the additional strip of sentiment? It came from the small strip of paper the comes along in the perforation line¬†of the¬†paper. Even those small decorative piece counts¬†ūüôā

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 For my stamped sentiment, I did some hand stitching  to add some interest to a plain stamped shape.
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I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again next time.