Sunday, April 3, 2016

SJ Kit Club Reveal, Freshly Made Sketches #230 and Sketch Saturday #406

Happy Sunday!! I hope you had a nice weekend. It has flown by way too fast for me.

Friday we picked up Chris' new truck, yesterday I went to a Robotics competition for Charlotte and today I have a wedding shower. I did fit in a bit of crafting time, though, as I had to get two cards done for some gifts!!

My cards for this post were made with a kit that I received from Jenny for the SJ Card Kit Club.

I am going to admit that I augmented this kit a lot with what I created. Since I needed what I made for my specific purpose, I totally cheated. That and my mojo has run away so I needed help!!

My first card I used Freshly Made Sketches #230 for my inspiration.

Here is my card:

I die cut the piece of green paper using MFT's Blueprints #13 and adhered it over a white card base. I then used PaperTrey Ink's Basic Bookmark #3 Die to cut out the white tag placed it in the middle of the green background.

I then die cut the umbrella from the flowered paper that was in Jenny's kit using the Paper Smooches Wedding Shower Dies.  I layered it over the white, using foam for some dimension. I used my umbrellas as the white piece from the sketch.

I then layered the little chick from the kit one the umbrella and added "baby" which I die cut out of blue card stock with PaperTrey Ink's Modern Alphabet Dies.

I then created the inside of the card using Lawn Fawn's "Little Bundle" stamps and dies.

I adhered this panel into the card after photographing. I always have such a difficult time photographing the inside of the card after I complete it!

For my second card, I used an older Retro Sketches sketch as my inspiration.

Here is my card:

I started by die cutting a white panel for the background and shading it with distress ink. I then adhered torn pieces of patterned paper that came with the kit. I masked and stamped an envelope at the bottom, as well as the sentiment. I then used foam adhesive to adhere the "happy mail" envelope that came with the kit and I colored with Copic markers. The last step was to adhere sequins.

My last card I created yesterday for the shower I have today. I used Sketch Saturday #406 as my inspiration.

I tweaked it a bit to make it my own, leaving the flower elements off and using the top of the bookmark die instead and only have one strip down the left side.

The background paper, which came from Jenny's kit, I misted with white, blush and primrose Colorshine. I then adhered it to a white background. I added a piece of pink glitter tape and a strip of green that I had left over from the background of the baby card on the left side of the background.

I die cut the white rectangle using an MFT die and adhered it over the front of the card, tucking the left over top of the bookmark die under it. I then die cut the sentiment and used glossy accents to give it a bit of dimension.

I die cut the umbrella from paper included in Jenny's kit using the Wedding Shower die from Paper Smooches. I adhered it to the card and used some Nuvo Apple Green crystal drops to give the middle of the umbrellas some polka dots. I covered the end of the umbrella in Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

Well, that is all from me for today!! I hope you enjoyed these cards. Please hop on over to the SJ Card Kit Club Blog to see more from the ladies. Many are card newbies and would love you to stop by!!

Baby Card-

Happy Mail Card-
Green Galore Card Stock-Stampin Up! (retired)



Anita in France said...

What a fun and fabulous collection of cards, Nora ... that baby one is especially adorable! Sorry I've not been around much (life has been crazy) ... I've enjoyed wandering through all your recent posts this evening though ... and seeing all your wonderful creativity! Looking forward to finding out what your exciting news is! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda Callahan said...

Your cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing that sweet baby card at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

What a great set of cards! I love that baby card! The little umbrella and little felt chick are so sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW what a fun set of cards you have made. I love the bright colours you have gone for they are all super, Im loving the wee duck on the umbrella one. its so cute. Thanks for joining in on Sketch Saturday, Hazelx

Happy Dance said...

Quite the lovely group, Nora. I love all those happy, bright greens on the cards; reminds me of the days when we actually had Spring, lol! That baby card, both inside and out is so sweet! Love it!! Darling 'happy mail' card, too! And the last one with its pinks and GA is brilliant; what bride wouldn't love it?!! Great cards!! Bev

Jean said...

You've been busy - these are all just fantastic!

Hannelie said...

Beautiful and inspiring Nora!
Love your fresh style!

Becca Cruger said...

You have such a tailored design aesthetic and I am SO jealous of your ability to create these fun, bright cards. Every time I try to make anything remotely baby-related I wind up with a nightmare of color - nothing like the soft vibrancy you've achieved! What a lineup of adorableness.

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Nora and I absolutely adore the first one - just perfect!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, Nora! And congratulations on being featured on "You've been spotted" at MFT Card Challenges!

Diane said...

Greetings Nora, wow what a fabulous set of card designs and the baby card is just delightful.

Hugs Diane

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora what a sweet trio of cards. Your baby card is so precious with the umbrella on the front, your happy mail card so perfect for Retrosketches and your glossy word die on the last--well done!

ChristineCreations said...

What sweet sweet cards Nora! I just love that blue felt birdie in the umbrella! All adorable designs!

Patti said...

Each adorable card is precious! I love the pieced umbrella! too sweet.


Claire said...

Looks like a productive crafting day Nora! What a great way to use those umbrella die cuts - I never seem to use my PTI one enough! I think the first card is my favourite...fab design!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super cute baby card and your "Happy Thoughts" card made me smile too but I need to Thank you for playing along with Sketch Saturday this week with your sweet and colourful third card! It's lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful cards, Nora! Each one is so cheerful and perfect for spring. I love all the little details you added to each card.

Gloria Lee said...

So sweet!
Love your umbrella and the color!
Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.


Karren said...

Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. I'm so glad you did because it led me here to your blog and what a feast of gorgeous cards you have! I love all of them but the Retro Sketches card is absolutely stunning!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So many beautiful cards!!! Especially that baby card with that cute felt chick!!! How sweet! I also really like that multicolored sentiment on your second card - have to keep that in mind!

Marybeth said...

Wow,Nora these are all amazing! I love the fun bright colors and sweet baby cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! So many wonderful projects! I'm totally loving the mix of papers on the umbrellas, so fun!

Keeway Tsao said...

Wow! So many beautiful cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Based on this beautiful collection of cards, I don't think you're having any issues with your mojo, Nora! Your baby cards are darling, and I love how you paired your stash with the kit! Beautiful, fresh, and lovely, as always!

Diane said...

What a super sweet collection of card designs Nora.

Hugs Diane

Lisa Lara said...

oh my golly Nora, what adorable creations. I am inspired.