Friday, May 31, 2024

Metallic Card Stock & Metallic Markers

Hey there!I'm here today with a card project put together for CutCardStock.

We are quickly approaching Father’s Day, so I thought a card for that occasion would be appropriate. And, I thought I would use Stardream Metallic Card Stock as it’s the Monthly Special for May

If you have not used these card stocks, you have to try them. They are beautiful and, believe it or not, you can use many different coloring mediums on them! I am using metallic markers this time around and a little bit of white stamp pad.

This project was started by using a 5 x 7 inch 3D embossing folder to emboss on a piece of Sapphire Blue Stardream Metallic Card Stock.

Next I used a finger dauber and white ink from a stamp pad to “color” in the raised cloud areas of the embossing. I used a light pouncing motion.

The balloons were colored nest with Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers. Glitter gel pens were also used in smaller areas.

Once all the coloring is done it’s time to assemble the card.

I used a 7 x 10 inch piece of Basis Blue Card Stock, scored at 5 along the 10 inch side and folded in half. This makes a 5 x7 inch card base. A piece of Silver Stardream Metallic Card Stock was cut to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. The embossed panel was trimmed to slightly smaller than the silver and matted. Center onto the blue card base.

All that’s left is to add a sentiment.

I die cut Happy Father’s Day on a scrap of the Basis Blue Card Stock, backed with the Silver Stardream Metallic and fussy cut for a shadow effect.

Adhere the sentiment to the card and we’re done!

I am happy with the way metallic marker coloring turned out on 

As always, we would love for you to connect with us over on 

the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

Visit the CutCardStock Blog for more inspiration.

Linking up to:
Try it on Tuesday - Embossing

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dino-Mite Birthday

 Happy Thursday!
It's time for me to share my last project for the month of May on behalf of

This card was created with the
Prickley Pear Dinosaur Pals Stamp Set.


 This 20 stamp set includes four dinosaurs, a palm tree, 
volcano, a bush and 13 mix and match sentiments.  
Dinosaurs images include a Tyrannosaurus Rex - aka T-Rex, 
Triceratops, Diplodocus and a Pterodactyl. Sentiments include: 
Thanks You Are A Friend Pal Have A Wishing You A You Are Dino-Mite
 T-riffic Roarsome Birthday Valentine’s Day Day
 Designed by Prickley Pear Artist Katie Foreman


I stamped the images, colored with pencils and fussy cut.
The background was done with cloud, hills and grass stencils.

It was a pretty quick and easy card to make!

We would love for you to connect with us in the

You can find more Pajama Crafter Stamps inspiration from 
other design team members and are welcome to post your creations
 using Pajama Crafter Stamps products.

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Linking up to:
I Spy with my Little Eye - Something for Men or Boys
Dragonfly Dreams - Use a Stencil
Classic Design Challenge - ATG w/Masculine Twist

Monday, May 27, 2024

Wonderful Day

It's time for this week's 

Challenge theme:

 For this week's challenge the DT was asked to create with an animal on a card with 
one shaped edge. I chose to use one of the sheep from the 
I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
 It was added to a circle die cut. 
The background papers come from the Birthday Fun 6 x 6" Paper Pack
The sentiment is from Spring into Easter Messages.

I hope you join us!

Linking up to:
A Place to Start - ATG w/For a Lady Twist
613 Avenue Create - ATG w/For the Kids Twist
Creations in Pink - ATG Mainly Pink


Sunday, May 26, 2024

Butterfly Daisy

Hello there!

Today I'm sharing a card created for

I am using Butterfly Daisy.

 I colored the digi with Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils and fussy cut.
The background of the card was created with 
a printed panel from a 12 x 12 paper pad in my stash.
I cut out the white circle center of this panel and 
placed a piece of blue card stock behind.
Grass was die cut and placed between the panel and the blue card stock.
I popped the digi with foam tape.
Clouds were die cut out of white card stock.
The sentiment was stamped on the largest cloud die cut.
I adhered the clouds and the card is complete.

I do hope you'll check this digi out along with all the other
fabulous digis available in Conie's Etsy Shop.

Also, I hope you'll join us over on Facebook at

You'll find lots of inspiration there and we welcome you to share your
creations using Conie Fong products!

If you would like to draw your own more simple version of a mermaid

Conie Fong now has a You Tube Channel where she teaches drawing simple images 
in easy step-by-step drawing tutorials.

Also, we invite you to join the Draw with Conie Facebook Group.
You'll find info on new videos there and inspiration projects from the Design Team. 

Linking up to:
613 Avenue Create - ATG w/For the Kids
Crafty Catz - ATG w/Dots or Stripes Twist
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions
A Place to Start - ATG w/For a Lady Twist


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hello Lovely

Good morning!
I wanted to pop in this morning and share a card created for

The first images from Polkadoodles that drew my eye were Winnies.
I just love her and there are some newer Winnie digis available.

Winnie Daisy Fairy 2(see the whole collection here)

My card here was done with

I colored this cutie with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The patterned papers used for the die cut clouds and hills are from

I also die cut a fence and some grass.
The sentiment was printed on the white background.
It is from 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I really appreciate it!

Linking up to:
Unicorn Challenge - For the Girls
A Place to Start - For a Lady twist
613 Avenue Create - ATG w/For the Kids twist

Friday, May 17, 2024

May InstaHop Pajama Crafter Stamps

Happy Friday!
It's time for this month's InstaHop for

See info below and be sure to join in!


Welcome to our May Inspiration Hop at Pajama Crafter Stamps! This month the team is sharing techniques we love - and we hope you will join us!

1. Leave a comment and a like at each hop stop for a chance to win one of TWO $10 store vouchers from Pajama Crafter Stamps! Vouchers must be used by June 30, 2024.
2. Follow me and @pajamacrafterstamps.
3. A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments left by May 22 at 11:59PM EDT. The winner will be announced on the Pajama Crafter Stamps Instagram and Facebook on May 24.

This hop is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram and Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.


This month's theme is
Techniques We Love

I love using embossing folders for my card backgrounds on 
white card stock adding color with ink.
This makes it super easy to match the overall theme of your project.

I used 2 Prickley Pear stamps sets,
I also used coordinating dies,

I colored with Castle Arts Soft Touch Pencils.
After inking the flowers and leaves on my embossed panel,
I added a little glitter glue to the flower centers.
Ribbon was added.

Head on over to Instagram and get started with the Hop!

Linking up to:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - All About the Ladies
A Place to Start - For a Lady
Classic Design Challenge - Happy Birthday
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Spring Goes
613 Avenue Create - ATG option 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Masculine Birthday Card

Do you make a lot of masculine cards? 

I don’t know why, but, I just do not create a lot of masculine cards.

And, it’s not that they are harder to do than more feminine cards. 

In fact, they probably are easier to make. 

So, I decided to do a masculine birthday card and

 even threw in a matching envelope for 

my first CutCardStock project this month.


Stardream Metallic Card Stock in CopperOpal and Saturn

This card stock is the Monthly Specialfor May.

Cougar NATURAL 80 lb. cardstock 8.5×11

3-D Embossing Folder, Square Die, Star Dies, Sentiment Dies, Guitar Stamp, Ink Pads, Adhesive

Card Base

I started with my card base that measures 5 x 6 1/2 inches.

It was cut from a piece of the Cougar Natural Card Stock. Cut to 10 x 6 1/2 inches, score at 5 inches along the 10 inch side and fold.

A piece of Saturn Stardream Metallic was cut to 5 x 6 1/2 inches. Copper Stardream Metallic was cut to 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches.

I cut a piece of Opal Stardream Metallic to 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches. This piece was embossed with the Gemini 3D Geometric Triangles embossing folder.

Layer the 3 pieces Stardream Metallic card stock onto the card base.

4 1 inch squares were cut out of the Saturn and Copper card stock to total 8. These were cut in half and arranged onto a strip of the Cougar Natural card stock measuring @ 5 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches.

 See photo

Die cut 2 stars and sentiment.

Stamp the guitar onto Cougar Natural with brown ink and 

heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 

Fussy cut.

Putting it Together

See photos


Take an A7 envelope like the Leader Opaque LEE Envelopes

Stamp in the lower left hand corner of the front side.

I added 3 mini pearls to the guitar to finish.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my Masculine Birthday Card project. I hope to have provided some inspiration to you to create more masculine cards.

As always, we would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

Visit the CutCardStock Blog for more inspiration.


Linking up to:
I Spy With My Little Eye - Something for Boys or Men
A Place to Start - ATG option
Classic Design Challenge - ATG w/Masculine twist
613 Avenue Create - ATG /Twist for the kids