Monday, October 18, 2021

An Epic Birthday Card

   Welcome to this month's card sketch reveal from Stick It Down. However, this month I have a little announcement before I share the card. This month's sponsor is MJ's Kraze, my handmade shop that has items from people and pets. It will be a $20 gift card for my shop. 

 Now, here onto the sketch. 


   I ended up creating this card that is great for a guy, which just happens to be used for my dad's upcoming birthday. 

 Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Cocoa and Vanilla), stitching template (American Crafts), ink (Hero Arts), embroidery floss.  

   Here is a closer look.
You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the SID sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Floral Celebrate Card

    Can believe we are almost through the month of Sept? That means it is time for the Stick It Down card sketch reveal. 


   Here is my take on the sketch. I used some very feminine papers that I got from a Crafter's Companion kit. 

   I kept this card pretty simple since I used a lot of patterns on here. 

  You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in SID sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 
We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Slimline Card Sketch

    This month over at Stick It Down blog features a trendy slimline card sketch that can be used for any size card. 

   Here is my take on the card. It is fun to make and I was able to play with my distress ink and stencils on it. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Bo Bunny), manual die (Crafter's Companion), stickers (Studio Calico), ink (Ranger), stencil (Prima), and washi tape (Scotch)

   To make the sentiment pop I did a layer die-cut in black glitter cardstock and a gunmetal mirror paper. 


Play along at Stick It Down You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 
We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Monday, July 19, 2021

July Reveal

   Can you believe July is halfway over? Seems like summer just started. I am have fully taken advantage of summertime while I enjoy a good book on the deck with my morning coffee. 

Today, is the full design team reveal at Stick It Down for this month's card sketch. 
   
Here is my take on this sketch. I had fun making this card. I got to play around with some distress oxide pads and stencils. I love how this card came out and it seems like a great card for any gender.
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Simple Stories), die-cut (Pretty Little Studio), stamp (Hero Arts and ?), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps), inks (Ranger and Hero Arts), stencils (Crafter's Workshop and Studio Calico), tools (We R Memory Keepers, Picket Fence Studios and Misti)

 Here is a closer look.

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation to the Stick It Down sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 
We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!


 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Sweet Birthday Card... SID Reveal

    It is the 3rd Monday of the month and that means it is time for my card reveals for Stick It Down.

   This month I created a card for my Grandma's upcoming birthday. Since she loves the color blue I thought this "paper" I picked out was perfect for her. Actually, this is not pattern paper but an old divider tab for an outdated Happy Planner. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (The Happy Planner), stamps (Crafters Companion,?) ink (Hero Arts), die (Heidi Swapp), label (Pretty Little Studio), Adhesive (the Tape Depot and Bearly Arts), Tools (Misti)


   That glitter paper just added a little wow factor. 

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in our sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 
We'll choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Dandelion Card

 This month's card sketch at Stick It Down is a great sketch to showcase some stamping. 

   When I saw this sketch I knew that I wanted to do a clean and simple style card. I love the breezy feel of the dandelion stamp that gives this card. 
Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), washi tape (Scotch Brand), stickers (Prima Marketing, ink (Hero Arts and Altnew), stickers (Studio Calico), glitter glue (Ranger)
 Those are canvas letter stickers that I colored with ink. 


Here is what you need to do if you want to play along. You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the Stick It Down sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 

One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!


Monday, April 19, 2021

Cupcake Card

 Hope everyone is feeling inspired today to create a card. This month's sketch at Stick It Down is fun that that allows a nice focal element. 



 I created a fun birthday card that was inspired by the watercolor dotted pattern paper.

Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Studio Calico), washi tape (Studio G), embossing folder (?), stamp (Crafter's Companion), markers (Crafter's Companion), ink, (Altnew and Hero Arts) and tools (Misiti, Spellbinders, and Sizzix)

 This stamp was another one I got for Christmas. It seemed perfect for the birthday card. I colored them with aqua makers from Crafter's Companion



   Since I used the same pattern paper for all three banners I edged the two outer ones with pink ink. 


Here is what you need to do if you want to play along. You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the Stick It Down sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 

One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!


Monday, March 22, 2021

Hello... Stick It Down

     Hello everyone. This month's card sketch at Stick It Down  is a clean design and can be used on any size of card, including the popular slimline. 



I created a rustic style card, that floral paper is from a super old 6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper that has been in my stash for maybe 10+ years. 

Supplies: cardstock (Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (Simple Stories and Crate Paper, die (Spellbinders), stamp (Crafter's Companion), ink (Hero Arts), embellishment (Studio Calico), mist (Heidi Swapp), washi tape (Pebbles) 

 I might have gone a little overboard on the misting. I originally wanted to do a few splatters but I couldn't unscrew the top so I misted it. In the end, I love how it came out. 

   I got some fun stamps for Christmas and this is one of my favorite so I had to use it inside of the card. 


Here is what you need to do if you want to play along. You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the Stick It Down sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 

One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!


Thursday, February 11, 2021

2020 Dec Daily

   Today I am going to a quick share of my 2020 December daily Coptic album. I created this with items in my stash. The cover is made from old cutting mates from my Cameo. It cut them in half, doubled them up, and covered them with brown shipping paper. I then decorated it with pattern papers and stickers. This is my first Coptic book I made isn't so cute?

 Also, this year, we did a family advent calendar so each day we did something as a family together, so you will see a lot of white paper slips tucked in this album.

   Now, here it is not so cute. This thing is packed, I shouldn't have used so many thick things in this, I was trying to use up those number Thicked and created cardstock envelopes to tuck in daily journaling. Now, I need to make an elastic band for this so it stays close. Good thing the cover is flexible.  

   I did a total of 5 signatures in the book. I broke it down into weeks and the last one holds miscellaneous things like a movie checklist, new Christmas decor pics, etc. 

   When I made this album I made it a 6"x12" so I didn't have to trim the papers down. Also, I added some pocket pages so I could just slip photos in. I might have added too many page protectors in so I trimmed one out on the days that I didn't need them. 

   I love this day 6 spread. I added a cut pop-up feature and typed my journaling on parchment. 

On day 12, I had one of those bulk cardstock envelopes to a score sheet from the game of Password.

 

   On days 14 and 16 I kept a very simple, I added some photos and stuck the advent calendar activity paper to it. My album was filled with a lot of cooking and shop work photos. 

Here is a look at the 5 signatures in the album. I always add a calendar to my albums to write our dinner meals on. It is fun looking back over the years to see what you eat. I also added the Hallmark movie checklist. I can say I watched over half on both stations. 

Here is one last photo. This page shows one of the new Christmas trees and behind the journaling cards shows the Christmas card list. 


I hope you enjoy the long post of a few photos of my Christmas 2020 album. The reason why I shared this now is that I just finished it. Christmas is my shop's busy time so I always so slow at finding motivation on completing it after Christmas. This year's motivation was brought to you by nothing on TV because of the Super Bowl.  



 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Feb. Card Sketch

    Hello everyone. This month I am the featured member at Stick It Down for the card sketch so I am posting my card earlier than usual. 

This month I created this Valentine card that features a mixture of older papers from The Paper Studio and Studio Calico. The cardstock and fabulous mirror cardstock is from Cardstock Warehouse. 

 
 Isn't this mirror cardstock great. It sure brings more wow facture to paper projects. 

   I used my typewriter for the sentiment strip. I love the look of this. I accented it with some sequins by Spiegle Mom Scraps.
Here is what you need to do if you want to play along. You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in the Stick It Down sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown. 

One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Jan. Card Reveal

This month's full card sketch at Stick It Down reveal can be found here
I created this card using the Storyline paper collection by Heidi Swapp. For the sentiment tag, I used a journaling tag from Pebbles Inc. 


   Here is a closer look at it, I love the splatters. 

You have until the end of the month to play along with any - or all! - of our sketch challenges. Just post a link to your creation in Stick It Down's sidebar. If you share on social media, be sure to tag #StickItDown.

  One randomly selected winner will receive a prize! We'll also choose one winner from each sketch to be a guest designer!