Friday, August 29, 2014

THANK YOU CARDS IN RICH REGALS WITH SOFT SUBTLES

Hello and welcome! Today's cards are based on a Petite Petals Thank You Card that I made back in June. I really liked the feel of the card but was never quite happy with the color scheme. That's when I decided to pair up some SU! Rich Regals card stock with their Soft Subtles inks. (This way I could get the muted background that I wanted with a shot of bold color to boot.)

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I cannot tell you who made the Thank You stamp as it was unmounted loooong ago (before I knew that I needed to keep track of these things).
 
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The beautiful floral flourish in the background is from a clear stamp set by Inkadinkado that I found on sale at Michaels.

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I used the Petite Petals stamp/punch combo for the larger flowers and the Bitty Flowers punch for the one in the center (with a little added bling in the centers of the flowers). 

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There you have it; Rich Regals paired with Soft Subtles in four colorways to make a bold yet soft set of Thank You cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SU! & INKADINKADO GET WELL CARD

Hello and welcome! I recently received the SU! Print Poetry DSP Stack from a dear friend and it was all so beautiful I just couldn't wait to play with it. This sheet was my very favorite, so I paired it up with SU! inks and card stock and my go-to Get Well stamp from Inkadinkado to make this card.

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I started with the Night of Navy card stock for a card base and added three strips of the DSP cut at 4" x 1 3/4". After stamping the sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock and coloring it with Copics and a clear Spica glitter pen, I cut out the sentiment with the Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large set, inked the edges with Night of Navy ink, and mounted it on some more Night of Navy card stock cut with Nestabilities Decorative Elements Lacey Circles die and assembled my card.

The embellishments were made with the Petite Petals stamp/punch bundle and some Bitty Flowers punched and placed on either side with a little bling thrown in for good measure. Hopefully, this will bring a smile to the sweet lady it's going to.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MUSIC GIFT SET ~ SMALL GIFT TAGS

Hello and welcome! Yesterday I shared with you the large bookmark sized gift tags that I made for my daughter. I really liked this size and it would be fantastic with any food gift. You could even attach it to a giant Hershey bar if you didn't have time to cook (and what college student wouldn't want to get a giant Hershey bar?!?).

(see yesterday's post for details on these)

That said, my girl will typically package a dozen or so cookies on a small dessert plate wrapped in clear plastic wrap tied up with a bow and those tags would've been way to big for that so I came up with a smaller version for her cookie plates.

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To make these, I cut 2"x3" strips of the same paper I used for the box top which will enable her to write on the fronts of the tags so she can tell at a glance who each plate is for when she is delivering them. After punching the tops with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch from SU!, I added some beautiful music themed ribbon to finish them off. I also sent along some extra black satin, chocolate satin and music themed ribbons for her to use on the plates.

This is the paper I used:
 
The Primrose Stack from Die Cuts with a View

That's it for the music gift set. Hopefully she will have all she needs when gift giving time comes along. I will post the instructions for the gift box soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MUSIC GIFT SET ~ LARGE TAGS / BOOKMARKS

Hello and welcome! Yesterday I shared with you the boxed set of note cards for my daughter. Today I'd like to share the large music themed gift tags to be used with her gifts for her friends.

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I used more of the fabulous paper from DCWV, cut it to 2"x6", punched the tops with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch from SU!, and added some beautiful black satin ribbon (held in place with mini glue dots) to finish off the front.

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Then on the reverse side I used her gift giving stamps (from SU!), leaving just enough room to write the to/from info to make a quick and easy tag for her baked goodies.

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The added bonus is that these tags are bookmark sized and could be used long after the baked goods disappear. :D

This is the paper I used:

The Primrose Stack from Die Cuts with a View

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Monday, August 25, 2014

MUSIC GIFT SET ~ BOXED CARDS

Hello and welcome! This week I'll be posting some items from a gift set that I made for my daughter who was moving away to college. My girl loves to bake goodies and give homemade cards to her friends and teachers and I knew her time would be limited so this was my gift to help her keep up her tradition.

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I made the box from black card stock and a beautiful piece of music themed paper from DCWV. Inside were 16 music themed card/envelope sets (individually packaged) and with it was a small box of sentiment stamps and some Stampin' Spots (small stamp pads) so she could customize the cards for any occasion. I topped the pile of cards off with the "Don't forget to write!" Snoopy card (2 posts back) with a book of postage stamps inside (for any cards she might have to mail to friends that are out of state).

This is the paper I used:

The Primrose Stack from Die Cuts with a View

Well that's it for today. Look for more music themed projects throughout the week. Thanks so much for stopping by!



Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FREE SENTIMENT SATURDAY ~ FREE DIGITAL SENTIMENT ~ A MOTHER'S LOVE

Hello and welcome to Free Sentiment Saturday! We packed my oldest daughter off to college last week and I was reminded of this famous saying on motherhood which I've made into a digi to share with you.

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Here's the deal: These digital stamps are available in jpg and png format. If you would like to have them, please send me an email and I will send them out to you. 

Send emails to: snoopyshomemadefunblog (at) gmail (dot) com. 

As always, my digis are free of charge because FREE is definitely in my budget and I know it's in yours too ...lol. One request though, please do not share these with others, instead send them here and I will be happy to send them the digis as well.

By the way, there's no expiration date on my digis so if you see one from the past that you'd like to have, send me an email at the above address and tell me the name of the digi or the date the digi was posted and I'll get it out to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SNOOPY TUESDAY ~ GOING AWAY CARD

Hello and welcome! Today's card is a going away card with a little reminder to keep in touch. I've popped up the chalkboard up on dimensionals and then popped Snoopy up on top of the chalkboard.

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The Snoopy stamp is made by Stampabilities, the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the papers are all from the DCWV.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Saturday, July 26, 2014

HOUSE MOUSE WATERCOLOR CARD WITH TIM HOLTZ ALTERATIONS DIE

Normally I would not put House Mouse and Tim Holtz in the same sentence together, but after I colored this adorable House Mouse image with watercolor paints for an "All About Summer" challenge, I was trying to think of how I would mount it on a card front.

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That's when I remembered that I got a Vintage Camera Bigz die in a bundle when I purchased my Vagabond machine from Sizzix and thought how cute would it be to put the watercolor on the inside of the card and get a sneak peek of it through the camera?!?
I just love when those "light bulb" moments happen. Anyway, since I used pearlescent watercolor paints on the image, I decided to add a little Shimmer spritz to the front of the card as well. 

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I used my 1 1/2" circle punch from SU! to punch through the layers before adding the camera. Then I mounted my watercolor on some cardstock, stamped a sentiment, and added it to the inside of the card.

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A little ribbon here and a starfish brad there and my summer themed card was done. I'm entering it very last minute into the challenge at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC174). I really hope they like it.

Now that the summer break is over, I'll be back to posting cards during the week and free sentiments on Saturdays beginning next week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CTMH FABULOUS YOU CARD

I recently purchased this CTMH stamp set and I couldn't wait to ink it up. I have a bird feeder in my backyard and I love to watch them come each day. I colored this bird with my Copic markers to match one of my regulars at the feeder. The flowers were punched with the Bitty Flower punch from SU! and the layers are Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

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This card is going out to someone special for her birthday and as a thank you. I really hope she likes it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

STAMPSCAPES WATERCOLOR CARD

I recently saw this card on Splitcoast and was WOWed by it. The artist had taken a Stampscapes stamp and colored it with watercolors. Well after looking at it for a few moments I realized I have that stamp and thought I will definitely have to try that one day.


So here we are a few months later and I finally decided to break out my watercolor paper and pearlescent watercolors (which leave a beautiful shimmery effect) and give it a go. Here's what I came up with.

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I'm still new to watercolor so I'm still playing with adding and removing color (which is how I made the tire ruts in the road). I dabbed a wadded up tissue in the sky to remove color and make some clouds.

All in all it was a lot of fun although I did hate having to wait for the paint to dry in one section before I could do the adjoining section in a different color. That's when I decided to stamp another one and go back and forth between the two. I still haven't made a card from the other one, but I'll be sure to post it when I do.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D