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!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spring is in the Air

Hello there....
I hope all is well and that you had a great weekend. I had fun in the craft room this weekend playing with new card ideas., With spring just around the corner, my flowers, butterflies, bunnies and garden inspired stamps and dies are coming out. Here in Florida, the weather has been gorgeous and the sunshine has been beautiful. I signed us up for a couple outdoor craft fairs for March and April. I always enjoy to meet people and share my card's with them....and the weather is so inviting to put up the tent and get outdoors.

Well back to my card for today... this card is an Easter egg themed card with a cute boy and girl filling their easter baskets with colorful eggs. The scene is the perfect backyard complete with a tree, s white picked fence, a bird house, grass and flowers and of course there is a cute little bunny in the scene.

These pop ups are my best sellers. You can get yours by going to My Etsy Site
I am close on finishing a beautiful water colored spring greeting card for you all and will have that one posted up here next week.

I am excited to enter the through the Craftroom Door Challenge
I also entered the Dies R Us Spring Challenge
In the meantime, stay warm up if it's cold in your neck of the woods. Stay connected and feel free to leave me a comment. Until soon Sabrina

Friday, February 17, 2017

Adorable Baby Crib Cards

Hello everyone,
TGIF .... I am looking forward to a long weekend in my craft room to make some new Spring & Easter cards, but in the meantime I wanted to share my newest favorite baby girl and baby boy box cards. I found this baby crib  tutorial online and it uses the Tim Holtz bird cage die to create the crib rails and the cute mobile in the back of the card. The bird cage is cut in half - to create the rails of the crib. I also incorporated lace around the bottom of the crib to make it look even cuter.  All of the adorable little images in the cribs are cut from multiple diffrent dies by Cottage Cutz, Tattered Lace, Sue Wilson and Darice.

The crib folds totally flat and fits in an A7 standard sized envelope. Enjoy the cards, and let me know if you are interested in measurements to make this card.

If you like to purchase one of these cute cards, here is the Girl Crib Card
Here is the little Boy Crib Card

I am happy to enter the Sunny Day Crafting Challenge
I am so excited to enter the Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge

Thanks Sabrina

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines,
I want to share my Lawn Fawn inspired Valentine's Day pop up box today. These pop up cards  are so cute and they fold flat for easy shipping in an A7 sized envelope.  This bix is full of adorable images and includes the cute little Lawn fawn mailbox Die cut and the birds from the Lawn Fawn Happy Mail Stamp and die  set. The little mice in the envelope are just adorable. I used winkastella throughout some of the images to add some extr shimmer.
The cute little mailbox actually holds an adorable little heart envelope. I added a few die cut hearts to add some "extra love". Perfect for Valentine's Day.
I loved creating this cute red, white and pink card and the little blue birds really added some color.
This little mailbox will be one of my go to Dies for other holidays too. How cute would it be to stanch some flowers in the mailbox for a birthday or Mother's Day or to hide a small diploma scroll in there for graduation.

I am excited to participate in Several blog challenges this week.
I am linking to the Simon Says Stamp blog here: Simon Says Stamp Challenge
I am also excited to participate in the Paper Sweeties 'anything goes' challenge
Thank you for allowing me to participate in the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge
Also check out my submission at Die Cut Divas
I am also participating in the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge
My final submission went to House of Cards


Monday, February 13, 2017

Spring Birthday Flower Cards

Good morning,
Hopefully you all had a great weekend and are ready for a busy work week. Today, I am sharing two beautiful birthday card designs to inspire you to get back into your craft spaces. Spring is knocking on our doors - even for you guys up north. Down here in Florida, we only have two seasons - summer and February. Did I mention February is my favorite season? The weather is gorgeous, much less humidity than usual and the temperatures invite me to open all doors and windows. All the little towns up and down the coast have great craft fairs and it is enjoyable to just walk the events and browse for something special.

Well, back to the cards. These box cards are A7 sized when folded flat and they are full of beautiful images by Heartfelt Creations. I absolutely love their high quality products. The stamps have out of this world detail and the matching dies are time savers. I am a power user of all of their flowers and in these boxes here I used three of my favorite flowers by Heartfelt Creations: the Blazing Poppies, the Daisy Patch flowers and the Carnation. I found the carnations, which I think was one of their earlier flowers on eBay. They are so beautiful. All of these flowers are hand stamped, die cut on a manual die cutting machine and then shaped and assembled in multiple layers. These flowers are so versatile and one stamp and die set can produce many different types of flowers depending on the Flower Shaping technique that you use.

Enough said, check out these beautiful flowers -:)
Send me a comment or join my email list and I will share additional instructions with you.
Have a great week!

I am excited to participate in the Fantastic Florals challenge with Simon Says Stamps
I am also excited to enter the Brown Sugar Birthday Challenge
Please also see my submission to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Easter Card colored with Copic

Hello everyone,
I hope you had a great weekend and that you are staying warm. We had a great weekend here in Florida. We visited Stampfest in New Port Richey and got some new inspiration. So many beautiful products and new ideas for pretty spring and Easter projects. Of course, I had to get right to it today and work on my first Easter card. This card is a 3D pop up box card and it folds flat for easy shipping. I incorporated beautiful spring pastel colors into this box. The main attraction is the cute little girl in the center of the card, which is holding an oversized Easter egg.

I love to play with Copics and this adorable stamped image allowed me to get my spring colors out. She is incorporated into a spring outdoor scene. She is walking along the fence and is surrounded by cute Easter bunnies playing in the grass, an adorable bird house, and a chick dressed up as a bunny. This card incorporates Lawn Fawn and Penny Black stamps as well as several dies by Impression Obsession.

I am happy to send directions on how to build the versatile pop up box, just email me and I will share instructions. Here are a couple of pictures to show the final product and some of the Copic coloring.

I am excited to participate in the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week.
Here is the direct URL to the Simon Says Stamp Company Challenge 

   I also entered the Dies R Us Spring Challenge - I am addicted to Dies.  Many of the Impression Obsession Spring dies and some Lawn Fawn dies are included in this card. 

                              Please also see my entry in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day 3D Box Cards

Hello there - today I want to share one of my Valentine's Day Cards. We have been super busy making these really cute three dimensional box cards.. Take a look at this adorable design. I used the Heartfelt Creations 'Sugar Hollow' collection of stamps and dies and coupled those up with the cute Impression Obsession bird house dies. These boxes are so easy to build and are super versatile. Decorating the boxes is a ton of fun and people just love to receive these boxes.
To see all of my beautiful designs feel free to visit the  Scrappy Tails Crafts Etsy Shop
If you are interested in detailed directions on how to build these boxes send me a quick email to