Monday, March 27, 2017

Butterfly Pop Up Box

Hello there... me again. I have been busy in the craftroom, creating some beautiful things. With Spring finally here, I have been focusing on beautiful spring cards with butterflies. This here is a new 5 x 7 birthday pop up box card, filled with beautiful butterflies. These butterflies were handstamped and then die cut using the beautiful Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley collection. These stamps and dies are gorgeous and allow you to stamp and die cut many different butterflies all in one pass of the die cutting machine. It was fun to color these butterflies with my Copic markers. The butterflies were embossed using a metallic embossing powder by "Sprinkle & Sparkle". This created a dimensional outline. Which helps create a barrier for your alcohol markers. I also embellished some of the butterflies with some craft rhinestones. The box is mainly pink with some other pastels, fitting for Spring.

As always, I would like to invite you to check out  My Etsy Shop for some additional inspiration. I am excited to enter the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge - things with wings
 Feel free to leave me a comment. Have fun creating. Until next time, Sabrina

Intricate Square Flower Card

Good evening everyone, I hope you are doing well. Today I wanted to share a beautiful card with you, which uses some very intricate border frames. This card is a traditional 5.5 by 5.5 inch card. The intricate frame/ border Die is by Sue Wilson and looks stunning. Her dies are so intricate and just gorgeous. These dies release beautifully from the paper. The pretty frame is surrounded by beautiful hand made roses using the Heartfelt Creations classic rose collection of stamps and dies. Each flower is hand stamped, die cut, then colored with Memento ink and layered for a beautiful full look. I used some glimmer spray to stiffen the flowers and to give them some extra sparkle. The card is filled in with some beautiful little accent leaves and swirls. The words were Die cut using the cute Valentine's 2017 collection by Lawn Fawn

For more inspiration feel free to check out My Etsy Shop
This month, I am participating in the borders Challenge on The diesruschallengeblog, check them out By Clicking Here
Have fun creating something unique and beautiful. Sabrina

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Religious Easter Card

Good morning, today I would like to share a beautiful religious Easter die pop up box card with some great foiled accents including a beautiful gold foiled cross which is the main focal point within this beautiful traditional box card. I combined dog wood florals with the cross accented by gold embossed green leaves. A beautiful detailed dove also accents this beautiful card. The dog wood flowers are courtesy of the beautiful Heartfelt Creations stamp and die sets - and were hand stamped using a gold embossing powder and were than hand assembled in two layers to create a beautiful three dimensional flower. This box is very intricate and detailed.

For additional cards and craft inspiration feel free to check out my greeting cards inside My Etsy Shop . Most of my cards are 3D cards and/ or greeting card boxes. All of my boxes fold flat and fit inside a standard A7 envelope for easy mailing.  This week, I am sharing this card with the Simon Says Wednesday Chalkenge: Use more than one die or stamp
Have a great week and create something beautiful.
Take care! Sabrina

Water Color Easter Card

Happy Spring everyone. Spring is officially here and I can't believe we are already in late March. It seems like this year has flown by already. I have been busy in the craft room creating some beautiful box cards. The card below is a beautiful water color card. The images were hand stamped using the gorgeous Art Impression water color stamp sets. Then the images were hand colored using watercolor markers. The technique includes off - stamping and multiple impression stamping without re-inking the stamps, which creates a beautiful and more natural water color look taking advantage of many shades of the same stamped images. The box is chock full of Easter & Spring inspired watercolor images, including a little bunny on a garden chair, a wheel barrow full of wildflowers and an adorable old fashioned bird house. A beautiful "Easter Greetings" Die cut adorns the front flap of this boxcard and the edges of each of the flaps have a pretty scalloped punch border.

Check out my Etsy Shop for some other beautiful spring inspired cards.
This week, I am entering the Art Impression Spring Challenge
Have fun crafting and create something beautiful.
Thanks Sabrina

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Old Fashion Car

Good morning,

Me again... I am posting another one of my favorite three dimensional cards for today in honor of the Simon Says Stamp Transportation themed Monday challenge.
This card is actually a pill box shaped 3D pop up box and fits the Transportation theme in two ways! The old fashioned red truck transports home the Christmas tree and up above the truck is the sleigh of flying reindeer ... and we all know who they transport, don't we?
It is a beautiful "home for the holidays Christmas card with a hand colored image and intricate die cuts. I hope you enjoy the card and stay warm up north!

I wish you all the best and please enjoy my other card's on my blog. I appreciate your comments!
                                                                   Take care! Sabrina

Ahoy Greeting Card

Good morning,

This morning I am sharing one of my favorite card boxes with you all. This is a Florida inspired nautical card with sail boats, light houses. A perfect more masculine card, an awesome greeting card from Florida, my home state. The card would be perfect for boating enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys the outdoors, the beaches and of course Florida. The card is mainly navy and white and includes a nautical message "Ahoy". The box folds flat for easy mailing in an A7 envelope. I am happy to share instructions on how to create this box along with dimensions and measurements. Enjoy this cute nautical box which includes anchors, compass and steering wheel and other nautical objects.
I even stitched along the edge of the sailboat image to include some navy twine into the card. Some of the images have been embossed in silver

Enjoy the card! All the best to you Sabrina

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bright Floral Friendship Greetings

Good afternoon crafters,
I am showcasing one more bright and cheerful spring Friendship card today. I love the fresh bold spring colors and the message on this card matches the flowers perfectly. These flowers were hand stamped and hand shaped for additional dimension. The flowers are then layered in multiple layers and accented by small craft jewels. These flowers are from the Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch and the Arianna  Blooms collection. In this case I tried to use different bright flowers, some of which were heat  embossed with gorgeous glitter embossing powders. I like to usually add an odd number of flowers and accent my sentiment with different sized florals. See a couple different designs of the same card below which shows off different flowers and colors to really bring out the Friendship message in the center of the card.Dies R Us Spring Challenge

I love to use the 5.5 x 5.5 square card size versus the standard A2 or A7 sized cards to make the cards a little more formal. Layering a black frame underneath the patterned designer paper makes the card stand out even more. The cute little butterflies are also courtesy of Heartfelt Creations and come from their Butterfly Medley collection. These were hand stamped on vellum with Versamark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I like to use heavier vellum paper so that I can bend the wings for an extra 3d effect.

I am happy to enter the Dies R Us Spring Challenge
Enjoy this beautiful card. Hopefully it helps provide you with some inspiration and ideas to work on your next greeting card project.

More to come. Until then I wish you the best! Sabrina

Gorgeous Spring Friendship Card

Hello again. I received a few suggestions to post some standard flat cards for you all. In the spirit of the beautiful Florida spring, I wanted to share this beautiful 5.5 x 5.5 inch square card with you, which celebrates friendship. This is the perfect card for a special friend who loves to garden and loves to bird watch.

The image was hand stamped and hand colored using Copic Colored Markers. I used different stamps from the Heartfelt Creations beautiful collection of stamps and dies from their Ariana Blooms collection and from their Birds and Blooms collection, which is my all time favorite Heartfelt Creations collection due to the versatility of the tiny little blooms. The collection has awesome little branches that can be added for a special touch to many card projects.... and did I mention the cute little birds? You can find these little birds as accents in many of my cards. Just a little shading is all they take. The bird nest house was colored in using Copics. I really tried to get a woody weathered look by layering three different earth tones and by shading the roof lines.

Enjoy this flat card. I enjoy making flat cards, but even those usually don't turn out flat 😉 Usually they get some three dimensional accents,?since the little blooms were hand shaped to create some additional depth. This is a very simple card but just beautiful. If you are interested in looking at some additional pictures for this card, please go to My Etsy Shop

Spring is almost here, get your bright pastels out and create something gorgeous today! 
Until soon, Sabrina

Cute Dog Lover Birthday Box

Hello again,
Today I am sharing a cute little dog birthday box card for all the dog lovers out there. I always try to work with different coloring techniques. This pup box was hand colored with artist color pencils. I love to color- it is so relaxing. I achieved a very different look with the colored pencils.

This card is a little more 'masculine' than my usual cards. As always the box folds flat for shipping in an A7 standard sized envelope. All the cute images are courtesy of Heartfelt Creations beautiful Pampered Pooch collection of stamps and coordinating dies. I love that the collection has many different dog images, check out the cute little poodle on the back wall of the card!

If you like, check out this fun card in My Etsy Shop
Enjoy the pictures. I am providing one close up of the main dog image to show of the artist pencil work 😉

Have fun creating something special today!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Water Color Orchids

Good morning,
Today I am sharing a gorgeous pop up box card that features beautiful water colored orchids. This would be a beautiful birthday card for a special person in your life. The orchids were hand stamped with the beautiful Heartfelt Creations "Botanical Orchid" collection stamps and then die cut with the coordinating dies by Heartfelt Creations. In this card I used beautiful blue and aqua water color using  the Zig Clean Water Brush system on heavy water color paper. I used both the blossoms and the sprays accented by a beautiful water colored humming bird also from the same stamp collection. The card stock is primarily a bold green to off-set the pretty aqua colors in the flowers. Some of the pattern papers are bold and colorful patterns. I love to coordinate bright pattern papers with big and bold images. The centers of each orchid has liquid pearl accents which adds just a little bit of shimmer and additional dimension.

 I am excited to enter the water color challenge at Happy Little Stampers this week.
A new beautiful water color spring card will post later on this week.
Have fun crafting!