手作りカード: Thank You Cards - Day Five

Today is the last day of my thank you card series.  It was so much fun.  I hope you were inspired to make your own cards.  Thanks for checking out my blog!

Butterfly - Thank You So Very Much
These butterfly embellishments were easily made using a punch.  

Simple Sunflower - Thank You
I chose fun spring colours for my sunflowers.  
The green leaves were added to balance the green from the ribbon. 

Materials Used:  Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch; PaperTrey Ink: Simple Sunflower Stamp Set and Die Collection, Framed Out #1 Stamp Set; Ali Edwards Loving Words; Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, Artnic Orchid and Mint, Memento Grape Jelly; Stampin Up Chocolate Chip. 


手作りカード: Thank You Cards - Day Four

Hey, Everyone! It's Day 4 of my card series and I have some more super fun cards to share.  Today's cards were made using the PaperTrey Ink's Tiny Tags I and II Stamp Set and coordinating die.  I love the super small tags and choosing my sentiments for them.
皆さん、こんにちは。今日はカードシリーズの4日目です。また楽しいカードを見せます(作る時は楽しい)。PaperTrey InkのTiny Tags IとIIスタンプセットとダイを使いました。小さいタッグが可愛いでしょう。いっぱいスタンプが付いているから選ぶ時は迷っちゃいます。

Tiny Tags - Many Thank Yous 
I used a bunch of thank you sentiments on this one.
いろんなthank youをスタンプしました。

Tiny Tags - Thank You Friend
I tied some seam binding to match the thank you tag.

Tiny Tags - You Rock
I added a gears, an arrow, memo pins, and brads all in metal to this card. 

Materials Used:  PaperTrey Ink - Tiny Tags I, Tiny Tags II, Tiny Tags Die; Hero Arts - Line Dots; 7 Gypsies - Gears; Tim Holtz - Arrows and Spinners; Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch; Supply Owl - Baker's Twine; Stampin Up Ink - Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride; Pear Pizzazz, Purely Pomegranate; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Brilliance Ink - Moonlight White


手作りカード: Thank You Cards - Day Three

I had a lot of fun using the Framed Out Die and Stamp Set from PaperTrey Ink.  I love how versatile it is.  It was fun to use all the different inks with it too.  I made one for a guy and one for a girl.
PaperTrey InkのFramed Out #1ダイとスタンプセットを使って、楽しかった。いろんなデザインを作れます。たくさんのインクを使って見てカラフルなカードが出来ました。男のカードと女のカード一つずつを作りました。

Framed Out #1 - Geometric
The baker's twine on the left finishes off the card perfectly.

Framed Out #1 - Portrait
Love all the different elements you can add to the spaces.

Framed Out #1 - PTI Framed Out #1Die and Stamp Set; Stampin Up Ink - Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Purely Pomegranate, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip; Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch; Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flower; Supply Owl Baker's Twine.


手作りカード: Thank You Cards - Day Two

These cards were put together using My Favorite Things products.  I really love the star embossing folder and star border strip die.  And the mouse was so much fun to piece together.
Day TwoのカードはMy Favorite Thingsのスタンプとダイで作られました。スターのダイボーダーと円ボッスフォルダーはホントに大好きです。このネズミのペーパーピースする時は楽しかったです。

ZZZ Mouse

The mouse is so cute, isn't he?  

Rest Up Mouse
I added small staples on both sides of the border strip.

Simple Leafy Flourish
I used a gel pen to add faux stitching around the edges.
ゲルペンでfaux stitchingをやりました。

Mouse Cards - MFT House Mouse, Star Border, Lowercase Die, Sour Apple cardstock; Nestabilities Circle and Inverted Scallops; The Paper Studio Star Embossing Folder.  

Simple Leafy Flourish - MFT Large Leafy Flourish, Big Greetings Stamp Set, and Sour Apple cardstock; Fiskars Diamond Border Punch; Signo White Gel Pen.


手作りカード: Thank You Cards - Day One

It's the beginning of my thank you cards series.  I'm excited to share them with you.  These first  elegant cards are put together using the PaperTrey Ink Simply Jane stamp and die collection.  I am a huge fan of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice.  The cards turned out so lovely.
今日はThank You カードシリーズの初日です。Day OneのエレガントカードはPaperTrey InkのSimply Janeのスタンプセットとダイで作られました。私はジェーンオースティンと高慢と偏見の大ファンです。

Cameo #1

I used glitter and sticky tape on this one.  Love it!

Cameo #2

I love the red, white, and black combo.  I cut the scallop ribbon border in half.

Silhouette Friends

I used one of the holiday photo finisher dies to get the embossed look on the banner.

Cameo #3

Materials Used:  Stamps - PaperTrey Ink Simply Jane stamp set, Ali Edwards Loving Words; PTI Dies -  Simply Jane die collection, Limitless Layers 2 1/4'' Oval Die Collection, Holiday Photo Finishers, and Half & Half; Other dies:  MFT Scallop Ribbon Border; Paper -  DCWV Black Currant Paper Pack, MME Honey Cake and Fly a Kite; Ink -  Brilliance Graphite Black and Moonlight White, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip.  



Canvas Beach Album

I love making things for my mom. I know she will appreciate them and cherish them. I also know I will put 150% into it and be totally satisfied with the finished product. So for this year's mother's day gift, I knew I could make her something she couldn't wait to get her hands on.


Both of my parents are big scuba divers. They travel all over the globe having amazing experiences on the water and in the deep. So what better idea than a beach/sea-themed album. I knew she'd have a zillion pics from each of her trips, so I'd better include enough space for them.

I went to Enoshima island to get some shells and the starfish which I used on the front. It made the book and actually was my mom's fav part.

The binding was completed after I finished it all.  I wasn't sure what I would do until the very end.  and then decided on rope.  I found a good selection at Yuzawaya, a craft store, in Terrace Mall.  I sprayed it to make it look worn.
テッラスモールにあるユザワヤ店にロープを見つけて買いました。Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprayをかけて古くみせました。

I used a glass pendant along with a few wooden beads as a charm.

Each page relates to the theme.  There is hand-stitching and machine stitching done throughout.  The pockets and backing are made with burlap, canvas and transparencies. 

Below the Sea - 海の下: 

 I used trims and fibers on the tags and attached tiny beads with baker's twine and floss to the holes. 

 I added stamping that looked reminded me of waves. 

I found these clear plastic seahorses at the hundred yen store and randomly stitched him to the page with floss. 

Beach Fun - 楽しいビーチ:

I created a Beach banner using Maya Road canvas flags and tied some jellewry pieces in between. 

There are gold and silver ocean and nautical charms throughout the album. 

Some of the tags are stamped with mermaids.  I used Adirondack Color Wash in Stream and Lettuce to stain them. 

There are real shells in the book.  This big one was a shell I saved from a restaurant (I washed it well when I got home).  There are little baby shells in this sticky sand too.

Here's a better view of this page. 

Another mermaid tag with a seashell charm.

Our Cabin -私たちのキャビン:

You can see the stitching up close.

These buttons were stitched in place as a border between the photo mats.

 Good Times - グッド・タイムス :

The corner of the pocket was jazzed up with a clear button, spacer charm, and shell. 

Another mermaid tag. 
I used different coloured inks on one stamp to get the graduated colour. 

I experimented with different stitching techniques.  I used a memo pin to hold this seahorse.

Scenic Route -観光ルート:

I added a skull and crossbones charm for fun.  I found this memo pin with the word treasure on it too.  I thought it would be fun to make this the adventure/pirate side. 

 My friend sent me some homemade paper and made smaller bits from it for journalling spots. 

(Underwater) Beauty ― (海の)ビューティ:

This is a pull-out booklet.  You unwrap the mermaid from the button by pulling to the right.  I stamped and arrow so there was no confusion. 

Here is an up-close of the charm.

Life Cycle - ライフサイクル:  

I crumpled up this tag and distressed it and then used it as a pocket.  You can see the stitching in the corner.  

This was just a sticker, but I attached to some canvas and stitched around the edges and frayed them to look like an old worn patch.

These was a silver phone strap that my mom gave to my boyfriend.  It lost its shine and broke.  We were going to throw it out, but I saved it for something like this.  It looks perfect now that the silver has worn off.

Remember this Moment / You&Me ー ユー・アンド・ミー:

I love how these flat pieces look as a decoration.  My mom used to have a white windchime full of these pieces when I was younger.  She picked these up on a vacation and sent these home with me to use in an album for her.

You can see art glitter up close and the sticky sand behind.  The flower looks stained or dirty by dripping Lindy's Stamp Gang stain directly onto it. 

Paradise - パラダイス:  

In a few places throughout the album, I've used transparencies as pockets.  They are very versatile and using it as a pocket allows you see to see what you put inside, while mainting space to stamp or journal on the outside.  On this page, the 'you and me' was stamped directly on the transparency with Staz-On ink.  Attaching the shape clips to the transparency allows you to see the full detail that you wouldn't normally see if it were attached to paper.  

I stitched these tickets to the page along with the charm.  You can see the cute hermit crab stamp my friend, Cheri, sent me.  

These charms and buttons were hand stitched randomly in a cluster.

I added an extra pocket on the back for additional photos, etc.

This was an iron-on, but it didn't adhere properly so I used a copic multi-liner to fill in some of the words.  I think it adds to the worn, grungy look.

Here's a close-up of the crazy hand-stitching to suit the theme.

One last check of the album:

Check out my YouTube video on this album and the products I used:      

Happy Crafting!