Fall leaves for a birthday

Hello again,

Another birthday card which would be nice for a man:

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It was relatively simple to make. I used an Inkadinkado leaves stamp set to stamp the leaf in the middle of a stitched kraft rectangle using Versamark ink, and heat embossed with Stampendous Gold Fine detail embossing powder. Then I used my basic Faber Castell coloured pencils to give it some fall colours.

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I matted it with a piece of milk chocolate cardstock and I die cut a banner (MFT blueprints) from the same cardstock to hold my sentiment, embossed in gold too. The die cut happy is an MFT die too, cut 4 times out of orange cardstock and glued together for dimension. I added a layer of glossy accent too for extra shine.

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This whole panel I mounted on a bronze metallic stitched rectangle piece, and it is all finished.

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I will link this project up to the SSS Monday Challenge Powder Power  and SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like it and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Coffee beans on a card? Yes, please!

Good Morning,

Have you had your morning coffee yet? I am sipping my second one as I am typing this post, especially made for the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop. This is my second Fall themed coffee card.

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I knew I wanted which smells nice, and I had a little jar of coffee beans I got from my mum a while ago. It smells gorgeous. I wanted to use the beans on my card, so my starting point was to die cut a kraft heart shape and stamp my sentiment (from Newton’s Nook). Then I glued the coffee beans on the outline with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and set it aside to dry.

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Then I went to hunt for patterned paper🙂 It took so long till I found what I wanted among the Doodlebugs pads I have as I wanted sg very colourful and sg teal…I love teal with the dark coffee brown. When the choice was made, I started die cutting, using dies from Pretty Pink Posh and MFT. I used a milk chocolate and dark brown cardstock piece for matting/emphasizing the colours too.

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Then I ran a kraft stitched rectangle piece through my Big Shot with the WRMK Next level embossing folder with the hearts to match my design. A bit of Lawn Fawn twine and 3D foam tape to glue the tag in its place and I am done. I wouldn’t send this card via mail but I will rather hand-deliver it to my mum, who loves coffee as much as I do😀

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I will link this project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything goes as well.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I hope you like it and I will see you here again soon.

Have a lovely day, filled with coffee,

Zsofi

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Szép jó reggelt!

Ha még nem vagytok túl az első kávétokon, akkor most biztosan megkívánjátok majd. Én a másodikat szürcsölöm, miközben ezt írom.

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Anyukámtól régebben kaptam egy kis doboznyi kávészemet, aminek elképesztően jó illata van. Ezt fel akartam használni a képeslapomon, hogy illatozzon🙂

A kiindulópont egy kraft kartonból vágott szív, amire a feliratot pecsételtem (A kávé mindig jó ötlet). Ezt ragasztottam körbe az illatos kávészemekkel. Amíg száradt a ragasztó, lázasan papírkeresésbe kezdtem. Vmi színeset és türkizt kerestem, mert valamiért szeretem  sötét barnát türkizzel kombinálni. Amikor megtaláltam, amit kerestem, kivágtam az elemeket vágósablonokkal, majd egy képeslap méretű kraft kartont domborítottam egy szívecskés mappával. Egy kis pékzsineg és 3D ragasztó még a tag alá, és kész is. Nem küldeném el postán, inkább kézből kézbe adom. Anyukámnak szántam, mert ő is annyira szereti a kávét, mint én. Ha nem jobban🙂

Ha tetszik a lapom, gyertek vissza máskor is.

Szép kávézós napot kívánok!

Zsófi

 

Birthday unicorn party

Hello,

This is a special blog post, dedicated to a very sweet relative of mine, who had a birthday yesterday. Zsuzsi is the girlfriend of my cousin and she loves horses. I made her a horse-birthday card last year, but this year I wanted unicorns😀

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First I created my frame: I die cut that awesome Paper Smooches die once from white cardstock and 2 times from my favourite velvety touch dark red cardstock and glued them together. On the inner white piece I masked and stamped my unicorn party scene using the SSS Stamptember exclusive Mini Pony Party unicorn set from The Greeting Farm.

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I coloured in with Shinhan alcohol markers and added extra details with black glaze pen, Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent. For the hearts filling I die cut the same die from Lawn Fawn patterned paper and glued everything on a white card base.

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The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, stamped in Lawn Fawn Peacock ink.

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I think it really turned out girly😀 Happy Birthday Zsuzsi, we all love you!

See you soon for some more fun,

Zsofi

PS: as it is a gift, it fits the SSS Wednesday Challenge Gift it, so I will link it up there.

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PS 2: I will also link it up to the Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge

 

Coffee every morning

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall blog hop.fall-hop-with-dateHere is my first card for the event, I wish I will have time to make another one, I am full of ideas.

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First I spent some time with selecting papers, patterned and matching cardstock. Then I made all my die cutting, using the stitched square and circle dies from SSS. When the layout was done, I stamped my images from the adorable Lawn Fawn Love you a latte set and coloured with Shinhan alcohol markers. I decided to fussy cut them and I mounted them on their circle mats using a thin foam tape from SSS. Then I added clear shimmer and glossy accents on the mugs.

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The sentiment is a die cut word using YNS coffee die from dark brown cardstock and I also used a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Love ‘n’ breakfast set to stamp around the word die cut using SSS Laurel green ink.

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I hope you like my card and will return soon for further inspiration.

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If you like what you see, please subscribe to my blog not to miss any posts in the future.

See you,

Zsofi

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Sziasztok!

Ma egy kávé témájú lapot hoztam nektek, mert egy kávés blog hop inspirált. A feladat egyszerű, bármilyen őszi/téli kávé témájú képeslap készítése. Íme az enyém:

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A legnehezebb feladat a papírok összeválogatása volt. Mikor megvolt minden, ami az elképzelésemhez kellett, kivágtam a négyzetet, köröket, téglalapot öltésmintás vágósablonokkal. A kávés csészéket lepecsételtem és kiszíneztem Shinhan alkoholos filcekkel, majd ollóval kivágtam őket és felragasztottam 3D ragasztóval a körökre, majd azokat is 3D ragasztóval a négyzetre. A feliratom részben egy kivágat, ami köré pecsételtem a szöveg fennmaradó részét (Kezdj minden reggelt kávéval!)

Egy kis csillám és glossy accent az összes díszítés.

Remélem tetszik és benéztek újra hamarosan. Ha tetszik a blogom, kérlek iratkozzatok fel, nehogy lemaradjatok a következő inspirációról.

Üdv,

Zsófi

Happy Birthday for Him

Hello again,

Those of you who follow my blog know that I am struggling with masculine cards. I am trying and trying and will never give up, but it is the most difficult thing for me to do. This weeks MFT Sketch Challenge #299 inspired me to try a simple birthday one.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

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I started from inside out: first I die cut the circle frame from metallic brown cardstock. I also die cut a piece of vellum and embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment on it with gold embossing powder. Then I die cut the happy MFT die 2 times, one dark brown and one metallic gold and layered them slightly offset for the shadow effect.

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I used the little star accents from Blueprints 25 as embellishments. Then I popped my focal panel on a piece of wooden patterned paper, I added a thin brown mat to it and glued it on a stitched kraft rectangle. All that I layered on a dark brown card base.

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Simple yet many layers make this card special.

I hope you like it and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

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Santa is coming

Hello Everyone,

Today is my last chance to post something for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest. I had so many ideas but ran out of time and as we can upload only 3 cards anyways, I chose a winter theme for my last one.

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This card had many layers and involved a lot of die cutting, but I love the shadow box type result.

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First I die cut the dotted rectangle frame die 4 times from heavy weight white cardstock and once from a pretty silver metallic one. I also die cut both tree lines borders from watercolour cardstock. I needed 2 pieces of acetate and a piece of light blue cardstock for the background. I added different shades of distress inks to the trees using post it notes to mask off the snowy hills.

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I stamped, coloured with Shinhan alcohol markers and die cut the santa and reindeer from an older Birdie Brown stamp set and the package from the Elves one. I added some details with a glaze pen, a gold gel pen, some clear shimmer and glossy accents. I also stamped the Confetti BG stamp with white stazon ink on both acetate pieces making sure that they are not identical, so when I layer them on top of each other, the snowflakes don’t cover each other. The greeting I stamped on a banner die cut from light blue cardstock with a die from the Blueprints 25 set.

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For the frame I chose a red dotted patterned paper from Doodlebug, and started layering: blue background piece + tree line border + frame + acetate + frame + tree line border with the images glued on + 2x frame + acetate + silver frame. The sentiment I simply glued on the front.

I hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

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Paper pieced flowers

Hello again,

Ok I will admit this card I made a few months ago as it is a Mother’s Day one, but I chose another one to give to my mum so I never showed this on the blog. As the October Guest Designer search is still on, I wanted to showcase the paper piecing technique and I really like this card. If we change the sentiment, it can be for any occasion.

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First I die cut a pretty patterned paper as my background with a stitched rectangle frame. Then I die cut my PS flowers first from white cardstock, then from green, light pink and dark pink. I paper pieced them together and added some clear shimmer to the petals with Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen.

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The sentiment I printed on white cardstock (it says: with love on Mother’s Day) and added the stitched details to the panel. Using the dark pink cardstock I die cut a scalloped border with a PPP die and glued it under the sentiment. A few clear droplets and it is all finished.

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I will be back soon with something new🙂

See you,

Zsofi

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