Archive of ‘Cards’ category

World’s Fair Card

Happy Monday I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend :) It has been pretty gloomy here, so I am happy to share my bright and cheerful card today to help chase away the gloom.

I am not usually a fan of orange, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fun, colorful and inspirational vibe of World’s Fair! I thought I would make a card, so that when a friend needed a pick me up, I would have the perfect card at the ready. I embraced the orange and even threw on a large orange flower for good measure. I’m in love!

Tip: Sometimes it’s fun and striking to cluster elements in one concentrated area leaving a lot of “white space” on the rest of the card.

Check out this step by step tutorial: How to Make an Inspirational Card Using Graphic 45 by Danielle Copley on Snapguide





World’s Fair:
World’s Fair, Balloon Bouquet
World’s Fair 6×6 Pad
Graphic 45 Ornate Brad
World’s Fair Journaling Chipboard
World’s Fair Decorative Chipboard
World’s Fair Tags and Pockets
Prima Valentina Flowers
Cardstock- White
Foam Adhesive

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Masculine Valentine’s Day Card with Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45

Hello, all! Leading up to Valentine’s Day, I made the mistake of leaving my shabby chic Valentine’s card for my husband where he was able to see it :( So, I made a new one. This time around I thought I would make one that was not traditionally Valentine’s-y but totally perfect for my husband. 
Enchanted Forest is a collection that really speaks to me and my family. My daughter and I love everything about romance, princesses, castles, etc. and my husband and boys love dragons, knights, and adventure. This made the perfect collection to make my husband a non-traditional, Valentine’s Card.  With jewel tones, touches of gold paint, multiple layers, and curled corners, this card is romantic, yet masculine enough for the perfect Valentine’s card. Do you have a manly man or a romantic loved one you would like to make this card for? You are in luck with a step by step Snapguide tutorial!
Tip: Use paint (I used gold for this card) on your paper edges to add a fun, distressed look.




Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12×12 Papers:
Brilliant Gem, Exquisite Epoch, Gilded Grandeur,
Gallant Knight
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
cardstock- black and cream
ribbon- green and wired gold
mulberry paper flowers
gold paint
adhesive and foam adhesive
I’ll have a more traditional Valentine’s idea on Thursday, so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Valentine’s Card with Graphic 45 and Petaloo!

Good morning! It is Day 4 of the fabulous Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop, full of wonderful inspiration and chances for great prizes!The the month of love fast approaching, I felt inspired by the fun imagery of the Children’s Hour Collection to make a shabby chic Valentine’s Day card. I love distressing the paper edges with my scissors to give it an extra vintage touch. Layering the images and using foam adhesive gives this simple to make card a more complex feel- perfect to give to someone you cherish!

I also have a tutorial on how to make this card here:

Check out How to Make a Shabby Chic Valentine’s Card by Danielle Copley on Snapguide.

Children's Hour, Graphic 45, Shabby Chic, Valentine's Day Card, photo 1


Children's Hour, Graphic 45, Valentine's Day Card, photo 2


Children's Hour, Graphic 45, Valentine's Day Card, photo 3
Don’t forget to checkout the other wonderful DT members projects: Mariusz, and Katie Zoe Ho for additional inspiration, as well as the Petaloo blog for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
“This week we have a fabulous $60 prize pack of Children’s Hour for you including a beautiful Ivory Mixed Media Album and gorgeous Petaloo flowers! A whole project is just waiting to be built. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner this following Monday after the blog hop fun is complete!”
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 12×12:
February Montage
February Collective
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Journal Chipboard
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Keyhole
Petaloo Botanical Blooms in White
White Cardstock
Foam/Wet Adhesive

Baby and Bridal Cards using Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Edition

Hello, fellow crafters! With so many lovely expectant mommies-to-be and young couples getting married around me, I was inspired to make some cards for the occasions. I wanted something that looked elegant but could be made very easily using the cut a parts from the Baby 2 Bride Collection.
I even made a Snapguide to share how fast and easy they are!

Check out How to Create Bridal/Baby Cards With G45 Baby 2 Bride by Danielle Copley on Snapguide.


Baby and Bridal Cards using Graphic 5 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Edition at Scrapbook Maven


Love Me Tender
Baby Button Bingo
Birdy Baby Blues
Unchained Melody
Baby 2 Bride Chipboard
Cardstock (white)
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup (Similar: Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Gold)
Ribbon (in pink and blue)

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Graphic 45 DT 2015 Final Round

Whoop! Whoop! I made the final round for the Graphic 45 Design Team Call!!
I made 3 new projects and a tutorial for this final submission. Please check out the video to see my porjects in action and the tutorial for how I constructed the mini album’s page base. Wish me luck and enjoy the video and photos. The video has more photos at the end. (The video is longer than I would’ve liked, sorry!)

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Mini Album for Design Team 2015 Final round paper available at Scrapbook Maven


Graphic 45 ABC Primer Mini Album for Design Team 2015 paper available at



Graphic 45 ABC Primer Mini Album for Design Team 2015 Final round


Graphic 45 ABC Primer Mini Album for Design Team 2015 Final round


Graphic 45 ABC Primer Mini Album for Design Team 2015 Final round


shabby chic fairy card for using Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime


vintage range recipe box using Home Sweeet Home byy Graphic 45 for Scrapbook Maven


Retro Stove/Oven Recipe Box using graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Design Team Final Round Project


Retro Stove/Oven Recipe Box using graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Design Team Final Round Project


Vintage Stove/Oven Recipe Box using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Design Team Final Round Project


Scrapbook Maven's Retro Stove/Oven Recipe Box using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Design Team Final Round Project


Thanks for looking and wish me luck!!


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Just Keep Swimming

I have a new card to share for Party Time Tuesdays new Anything Goes Challenge! I have used a Wee Stamp called Shelley. She is adorable! I used distress inks to color the background layer and embossed the swirls over top with white embossing powder.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I colored her a while ago so can’t remember exactly what I used, but it was my usual Copic suspects.
I miss coloring and hope I can find more time to do it more often!

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It’s a Birthday!

Hello!! It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged and I am so happy to be back with a card to share. I went out of my comfort zone and tried a style I have been admiring lately. I made it for a soccer loving birthday boy. I hope he likes it!

A masculine sports birthday card using Prima Allstar paper, wood icon, and brads for Scrapbook Maven

I’m still trying to decide if I like it :-/  I have used Prima’s Allstar 6×6. It’s great paper for the sports players in your life. I have also used the coordinating wood icons and brads. Oh, and a ticket from the Tickets and Tags. I fussy cut the soccer players from the paper to give the card more soccer vibes. Yes, I went a little crazy with the mists. Still trying to figure out the pressure and distance needed…
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Swinging Miss Daisy

Hello! Happy 4th to those of you in the U.S.A.! I am back to share a tag using an image called, Daisy. She is the perfect summer/spring image!Here is my tag using this carefree image from Mo’s Digital Pencil!

Scrapbook Maven card using Daisy from Mo's Digital Pencil, Copic markers, pearl pen, distress ink and mulberry paper flowers

I have used Maja paper and some new Spellbinders dies for the tag shape- Decorative Labels 28. I’ve added some WOC flowers and a few that I have from LLC. The butterfly is a cut off from a Whimsy Butterfly Border Die. Oh, and the leaf flourishes come from another new to me Spellbinders die- Sprigs! Some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Viva Pearl Pen finish up the embellishments!

Have a wonderful weekend!

In the Wood

Hello! I have a Whimsy Stamps card to share! I have used In the Wood by Cathy Delanssay. I thought it would make a lovely winter time card and, frankly, it’s never too early to make Christmas-y cards!

Christmas winter card using Whimsy's Cathy Delanssay In the Wood stamp with Maja Vintage Spring Basics paper for Scrapbook Maven

I decided to used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color. The green is Evergreen Bough which I think is very appropriate for this sweet In the Wood stamp.
I used some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers that were generously gifted to me and the Whimsy DT, as well as the Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 stamp for the beautiful stamped frame around my sentiment.

The gorgeous papers are the Vintage Spring Basics paper from Maja Designs
Have a wonderful day!
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Thank You for a Great Year!

Good morning! For my card today, I have used To School by Mo’s Digital Pencil, so I could make a thank you card to my son’s teacher for the wonderful job she has done as all three of my boys’ kindergarten teacher. Hopefully, my daughter will be lucky enough to be in her class in a year, also!
Back to School thank you card using To School by Mo Manning using Prima School Memories from Scrapbook Maven
The image reminds me of my youngest son as if he is ready and confident to go off to first grade after a great Kindergarten experience!
I love the paper! It’s Prima’s School Memories. It has so many fun elements to cut out and embellish with.

Everything but the button and paper clip are from the paper pad.
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