June 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Flower Tags

Hello!

I'm stopping in today with a non card project!! I made two Birthday Tags using a die from Crafter's Companion that wasn't really meant to go on a round tag!! Click here to see the tutorial I did for Crafter's Companion!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I used Crafter's Companion Kraft Card Stock, Vintage Floral Collection - Greetings Stamp set and Die'sire Edge'ables Floral Dance die.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

June 21, 2016

Dude, It's Your Birthday

Hello!!

I'm stopping by today with a masculine card I made with the new Sara Davies Signature Collection - Just For Men! It's really the perfect collection for making cards for guys!!! There is pattern papers, dies, stamps and embossing folders!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by trimming some pattern paper from the Bright's pad to fit a white card base. From the same pad I cut a strip of orange pattern paper. Then I stamped It's Your Birthday (from the Rock Star stamp set) on the orange strip.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I cut a circle from white card stock and then used stamps from Urban Graffiti and Streetwise to stamp up the circle. I used several different color inks that matched the pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I stamped Dude in black on the circle. I added the orange strip to the card base with foam tape and then the circle over it.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sara Davies Signature Collection: Just For Men - Urban Graffiti, Streetwise, Rock Star
Pattern Paper: Sara Davies Signature Collection: Just For Men - Bright Pattern Paper 6 x 6
Diesire Essentials: Circles
Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise

June 17, 2016

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop

Hello!!

I'm sharing a card I made for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today! I don't have a whole lot of coffee/tea stamps but I was at a stamping show a few months ago and I picked up this super cut set from Darcie's Heart and Home called Milk & Cookies. It's super cute set with a coffee cup and dount in the set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart and Home
To help with the summer theme I pulled out a collection pack from Carta Bella, Soak Up the Sun. I trimmed a stripe pattern paper to fit my card base and then used Distress Ink Antique Linen to ink around the edges. I did the same think with a Journal card from the pack.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart and Home

On the journal card I stamped the sentiment Any Friend of Coffee is a Friend of Me with brown ink. Then I stamped the dount and coffee cup on some watercolor. To color them I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Colored Pencils, I used: Petunia, Watermelon, Fossil Grey, Gravel, Sorel, Bright Green, Parakeet, Carrot, Persimmon, Mango, Citrus Yellow.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart and Home

When the watercoloring was dry I fussy cut them out, then added them to the journal card with foam tape. Then I added the journal card to my card base. I thought it need a little something more, so I added a sun sticker at the top right, behind the journal card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart and Home

Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to all the great Summer Coffee inspiration on this hop!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Darcie's Heart and Home - Milk & Cookies
Watercolor pencils: Spectrum Noir AquaBlend
Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Collection Pack: Carta Bella - Soak Up the Sun

June 16, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge #186

Hello!!

Today I'm sharing a card for Art Impressions Challenge #186, the theme Aging with Attitude! AI has also release some new AI People and AI Girlfriends!! My card today features the Lots of Love set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First I used Avery Elle's Custom Panel die, the sharp corner die to cut some water color card stock. Then I stamped the image from Lots of Love. I used my Distress Markers to color the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I added some matching pattern paper to a white card base, then with foam tape I added the watercolor panel. The die cut edge goes on at an angle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For a sentiment I stamped the We're Laugh Out Loud Hilarious on the pattern paper. Last I added a few black enamel dots!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks for stopping by!! I hop you will play along with us at Art Impressions Challenge!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Lots of Love
Distress Markers
Die: Avery Elle - Custom Panel
Pattern Paper: DCWV - Weathered

June 15, 2016

Birthday Card Set

Hello!!

Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog and I have a little card set for you! Sometimes I need a card set to give as a gift or just need to do up some cards quickly. This set is perfect for both scenarios!! I found at a local grocery store some kits meant for page scrapbooking on clearance, I don't scrapbook, but I new these would help make quick cards!!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For my cards today I picked out four of the big journal cards and went with two that said Hip Hip Hooray and the other had a balloon pattern. The cards were a little bit longer then a A2 card base and not quite as wide. I just adhered them to some black card bases and trimmed off the extra on each end. Pretty easy right?

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Now all they need is an image and a sentiment. Since I was doing four at once and to keep things quick and easy I used the cake from Chocolate Therapy Clear Stamp set available at Hobby Lobby!! I stamped the cake four times and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them. I used BT6, BT8, CG2, CT2, DG2, DR3, DR5, GB3, GB6, GB10, IG4, OR1, OR2.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I fussy cut out each cake and added foam tape to the back. For the Hip Hip Hooray cards I added a strip of star washi tape across the card, then stamped the More Candles, Bigger Cake sentiment and the added the colored cake.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the balloon cards I stamped the confetti stamp across the top of the card and used my True Black Spectrum Noir marker to color them in. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white card stock and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment. Then I added the sentiment and cake to the two cards. Last I used Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to add some sparkle to the confetti and to the icing layers on all the cakes. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I hope this inspires you to maybe pick up some Journaling cards for some easy cards (hopefully you can find them on clearance, too!!) :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Chocolate Therarpy (available at Hobby Lobby)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Die: Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers - Album Made Easy Hip Hip Hooray

June 14, 2016

Oh, The Places You'll Flamingo

Hello!

Today I'm stopping by with a card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge, the challenge is called Off Kilter or to at least have one element at an angle. Well my card is all about the angle!! I figured I would have the ground at an angle, but when I started looking at my pattern paper I found some with stripes at an angle, another with triangles at a angle and as my card came to be I had one layer cut at an angle!!



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn
I started by stamping the flamingo and tiny flower from Lawn Fawn's Flamingo stamp set. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color her up. I used CR2, CR4, GB3, OR2, PP3. Then I used some pigment ink to stamp the solid palm trees. With some sharp scissors I fussy cut everything out. I added the little flower to the flamingo and adding a small orange pearl to the flowers center.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

Next I used Lawn Fawn's stitched rectangles to cut my pattern paper. One rectangle is from pink and black striped paper, this gets adhered to a white card base. A smaller rectangle is cut from a green triangle pattern. From this rectangle I cut a strip from the bottom part, at an angle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

Then I added the rectangle pieces to the card. The flamingo and palm trees are added with foam tape. For the sentiment I cut two banners from white card stock. On one I stamped Oh, The Places You'll and on the second Flamingo in pink ink. I added the banners to the card with foam tape. At the end I wrapped twine around the banners and tied it in a bow.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn: Flamingo Together
Dies: Lawn Fawn: Stitched Rectangles, Papertrey Ink: Banners
Ink: Waffle Flower: Pretty Peony. Memento Luxe: Rich Cocoa, Pistachio
Twine: Hemptique
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Melon Patch
Spectrum Noir Markers

June 8, 2016

Mini Tryfolds

Hello AI fans!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card set featuring the new Mini Tryfolds! I made two of each using the Garden Window and Hello Friend and I paired them with the new Butterfly Clasp Die!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

These Mini Tryfolds are easy to make, the stamps come with instructions and dies! I started by making the card with the instructions. Then I stamped front image on the front of left flap, then used the matching die to cut center. I folded the right flap in and traced the opening with a pencil. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I stamped the second image, centering it over the traced shape. With the other die I cut out the center and then folded it over and traced the shape with a pencil. Over the middle of shape I stamped the last, smaller stamp. I repeated this to complete four cards. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color each of the cards. I used: CG2, CG4, CG6, CR2, CT1, CT4, DG2, DG3, EB1, EB2, EB6, GB8, GB10, HB2, HB3, LV3, IG1, IG2, IG4, OR2, PP3, TB1, TB2, TB4.

The alcohol markers will bleed through the card stock, so to hide that on the inside of the flaps I added pattern paper. Once the pattern paper was adhered, I turned the card over and placed the matching die in the hole already cut and ran it through the die cutting machine again. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Last I used the Butterfly Clasp die and cut two from purple and two from pink card stock. I used them to wrap around each of the cards. 

Happy Stamping!!

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Mini Tryfolds: Garden Window, Hello Friend
Dies: Art Impressions - Butterfly Clasp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: DCWV - Weathered Stack