Thursday, April 28, 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday - Ruff Day?

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday featuring Joy's Life You're So Punny Clear Stamp Set.

I just love how Lettering Delights has such a wide variety of graphic sets that make it so quick and easy to pull cards together.  I printed a Cool Cat, Hot Dog graphic image (see below) and just used my paper trimmer to cut down to the finished size.  I rounded the corners, stamped the sentiment and adhered to the card base using a bunch of pop dots.  Talk about easy!! 



Did you notice that I didn't even use a cutter??  This card is for those that think that you need to have a special program or cutter to use Lettering Delights images...well...you don't!!  I use LD fonts, graphics and paper packs more than the SVG files!  Today will end the Dollar Day Sale over at Lettering Delights so you should head on over there and grab up what you can...you'll be happy you did!

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.5" x 3.25"
Sentiment - Joy's Life You're so Punny Clear Stamp Set
Graphic Image - Lettering Delights Cool Cat, Hot Dog Graphic Set
Ink - ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 


Be sure to check out the other design team creations by visiting Joy's Life.  Here is a list of all Joy's Life Design Team Members.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Celebrate Happy Hour

Here is a quick E2C card using Lettering Delights Happy Hour Graphic Set. I thought these cute little drinks would be cute popped up off the card base with a simple sentiment.  The sentiment is from Joy's Life You're So Punny Set.  I just used the word "Celebrate" for this card instead of the entire stamp.  Hope you enjoy!!



Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Sentiment - Joy's Life You're So Punny Clear Stamp Set
Diecut Image - Lettering Delights Happy Hour Graphic Set
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 

Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday - Great Pear

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday featuring Joy's Life Yummy Pun Clear Stamp Set.

Here's a twist on this "great pear" pun using a pair of worms living in a pair of pears!  I used Lettering Delights images from Sweet Nothings Gift Card Holders and Doug's Bugs.



Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper -Martha Stewart 12x12 Playful Blue Paper Pad
Sentiment - Joy's Life Yummy Pun Clear Stamp Set
Diecut Image - Lettering Delights Sweet Nothings Gift Card Holders and Doug's Bugs
Ink - ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Accessories - Pink Ribbon (bow tied using the Bow Easy)
White Gel Pen - Uni-ball Signo Broad White


Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut


Be sure to check out the other design team creations by visiting Joy's Life.  Here is a list of all Joy's Life Design Team Members.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Frog Love

Here is another card I made for my friend's daughter using the LD Frogs & Kisses Graphic Set!



Like the other card I created for my friend, I set the card up in MTC and printed the graphic for the outside of the card and cut with my Cougar.  I also printed the matching sentiment on the inside of the card from MTC.



 Here is a picture of the inside sentiment.

  
Have a great day!

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Images used - Lettering Delights Frogs & Kisses Graphic Set
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
**no stamps were harmed in creating this card**


Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday - Get Well Soon

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday featuring Joy's Life All Around Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.

Here is a super simple Get Well Soon card I made with papers in my scrap bin!!  I really love my scrap bin.  It seems that all my favorite papers are in there!  Enjoy!





Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop Cream | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - All paper was in my scrap bin!!
Sentiment - Joy's Life All Around Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Ink - Stazon Timber Brown 
Shape Punches - EK Success 1 1/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches and 1 3/4" Scallop Square Punch
Flower Punch - Martha Stewart Large Embossed Pop-up Flower Punch
Accessories -Button and string
Brown Pen - Zig Writer Pen - Chocolate

Be sure to check out the other design team creations by visiting Joy's Life.  Here is a list of all Joy's Life Design Team Members.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lettering Delights is FONTastic!

Oh my!!  You need to go check out What's New over at Lettering Delights!!  They just added some great fonts to their line up!  I love LD fonts.  And with the $1 day sale going on they are just a buck...talk about a FONTastic deal!!  Here are a few of the doodlebats they are now offering.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Love Pets Cat

This happy E2C card is for a friend that sends cute "I love You" cards to his daughter so she always knows that he is thinking of her.  His daughter is only 8 so this LD Love Pets Graphic Set is the perfect set for me to create quick cards that I know she will just love! 



I actually set the card up in MTC and printed the graphic on the outside and the matching sentiment on the inside of the card.  I printed out another cat so I could cut out and pop up the cat's head, front legs and the hearts for visual interest.  I was having issues with cutting the graphic using my Cougar, so I just hand cut the layers with scissors.


 Here is a picture of the inside sentiment.

  

I hope you enjoyed this card.  I will post my other cards for my friend and his daughter as I finish them.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Images used - Lettering Delights Love Pets Graphic Set
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
**no stamps were harmed in creating this card**


Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lettering Delights Blog Header

Check out my new blog header.  Can you believe I created it myself?  All the images are from the new Lettering Delights Easter Beasties Graphic Set.  You should head over to Lettering Delights and pick up some of their new graphic sets and create your own blog header too!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Feel Better Soon Trio

I hope everyone has had a great week so far.  I wanted to use one of my new Martha Stewart butterfly punches so I knocked out this happy little trio note card set!!  Hope you enjoy!



Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 4.25"
Sentiment - Fiskars All Year Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Image Stamp - If anyone can tell me that would be great. I know I purchased it at Hobby Lobby.
Ink - Stazon Jet Black, Dew Drop Memento Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves & Tangelo
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart Large Monarch Punch

Monday, April 4, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Congratulations! (new home)

This E2C card came about as I was playing around with my print-and-cut (PNC) capabilities using my Black Cat Cougar.  I used Make-the-Cut software to PNC the house image from Lettering Delights Funky Town Clip Art Set using the pixel trace and set as texture technique.  I cut a second image and used my trusty scissors to cut out the roof and door sections of the house out in order to pop up off the card front.  I hand cut the clouds (don't laugh) and inked up the edges a bit with chalk ink.  I used my large polka dot embossing folder for the solid blue background paper just to add some visual interest. Enjoy!!


Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Studio G $1 Clear Stamp Set
Diecut Image - Lettering Delights Funky Town Clip Art Set
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Accessories - Cuttlebug Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Here are some photos of another house cut using the PNC technique with my Cougar.  I used my laser registration and it cut out perfectly without the need of a bleed area.  I am still having problems figuring out where the Cougar will cut on the "actual mat" in relation to the "virtual mat" in MTC.  So far I have wasted a TON of paper playing around...I think I will need to spend some time browsing the forum for tips and tricks.



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Every 2nd Counts - Congrats


I am loving the Dollar Days over at Lettering Delights!! All their paper packs are $1!!  Hope you enjoy this E2C card that I pulled together using papers from Max & Kitty Background Papers.

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - Lettering Delights Paper Packs (mentioned in the above post with links)
Sentiment - Studio G Wood Stamp (from $1 bin @ Michaels) Congrats
Ink - ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Scallop Punch - Stampin' Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories - Mini brown buttons

Winner!!

Winner of the Easter Basket Blog Hop Blog Candy Finally Announced!!

Thanks again to everyone that left a comment on my Joy's Life.com Easter Basket Blog Hop project post.  The winner of the $10 Lettering Delights Gift Certificate is Kathy!!




With the Dollar Day Sale still going on at Lettering Delights, Kathy can get alot of stuff for $10!

You should go check out Kathy's blog over at Kathy's Kreative Spot.