Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

Tuesday with tara {take 151}

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is a simple one that celebrates some gorgeous watercolor floral paper by Webster’s Pages that I picked up on a recent shopping trip- the cheerful mix of patterns and colors called to me… so I decided to try using it for some paper piecing!  I stamped this fun mug by Impression Obsession first on white card stock, then on the patterned paper.  I trimmed my patterned mug and added a bit of shading, then colored the pens, pencils & paintbrushes in a variety of shades to coordinate with the paper. My white cardstock was trimmed to fit inside the card front and the right edge was trimmed with some old school scalloped scissors 😉

I trimmed a strip of the floral paper to fit a die cut ‘hello’ sentiment (from the Sizzix Side Order die set) I added a simple ‘handmade’ definition stamp in black (an OLD Hero Arts fave!) to help draw the eye to the die cut greeting.

Such a pretty mug of tools!  The little butterfly is also from the spring Side Order die set, I stamped the same definition on the back side of the patterned paper (which has a pale pink pattern).

A little bit of Distress Ink blending and some Nuvo Glitter drops add a bit of extra interest to the background of my card.  I also added a bit of splatter details using Dina’s Scribble Sticks.  They make it soooo easy!

I paper pieced another image as well and made a similar card with it- you can see a closer look at that one on my personal blog later today 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Die Cut butterfly/hello by Sizzix (Springtime Side Order die set)

Kraft card

White Card Stock

Mug stamp by Impression Obsession

Patterned Paper by Webster’s Pages

Girl Stamp & Sentiment by Unity

Distress Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops Sunlit Meadow

Tuesday with Tara {take 147}

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I want to share some super simple cards with you.  They’ve got a bit of a vintage/retro feel, but are soft and simple sentiments for a quick, thoughtful note.

The first card came about as I noticed this ‘bless your heart’ sentiment sitting on my desk and a couple heart images I had sitting around left over from another project.  I hadn’t yet inked the solid girl stamp, so I decided now was a great time!  I went for a classic black impression on book print… (I stamped multiple times to get a richer impression, finishing off with dark blue ink to add a bit of dimension.)

The second card was also pieced together using some scraps I had stamped previously… just added this sweet sentiment by Mama Elephant.


I think they’re sweet & simple… and for one more thing, here’s some cupcake toppers I put together for a co-workers birthday recently!  I just used a die cut label shape together with numbers, a tiny paper doll and a Prima flower.  It just took a few minutes to make these sweets a bit more festive 🙂

Inky hugs,



Materials used:

book print

Dina Wakley gals & borders stamp set

sentiment stamps by Hero Arts & Mama Elephant

black archival ink

Tuesday with Tara {take 146}

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  We’re experiencing some “April Showers” in my part of the country… so I apologize in advance for the photo quality in this post!  I actually debated sharing these cards with you, because they are NOT original creations by me.  I recently attended a fun make & take day at a local store and these were two of the projects I got to make 🙂  The rainy sentiment seemed fitting though… so here goes nothing!

This first card features product by Taylored Expressions- a sweet sentiment and fun layered umbrella die, as well as a fun raindrop background die!  This simple card was a breeze to put together and looks even sweeter with little details of glitter & bling that I added…

A second card I made is a really fun one featuring stamps & dies by My Favorite Things.  It’s got a fun slider window on the front panel that showcases a sweet little ocean scene and reveals a witty sentiment when you pull up!

It was really easy to put together (of course it doesn’t hurt that everything was pre-cut for me!) and look how cute…

Heehee.  I love a good pun stamp!  This one I colored with Copic Markers and added fun dimension with foam tape.

I looked for the products I used on these cards in the online store and while I KNOW both of these brands are stocked at I’m Impressed, not all of them seem to be currently available in the SCT online store.  I’m fairly certain the girls there can hook you up and order it in for you though, so don’t hesitate to contact them if you want to buy some of this!  I did find almost everything from the second card though- and it’s definitely my fave of the two!  The rest of the stamps in the set are even cuter!

Hope you like my little ‘show & tell’ post today… I’ll be back next week with some original product by me 🙂  Be sure to check out all the fab new arrivals in the online store!  Also, if you’re lucky enough to live nearby to I’m Impressed in Granville Island, you should plan to visit them on Mondays… they do a different make & take project every week!


Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

MFT ocean waves dies

MFT dies Ocean Pals

MFT clear stamp Ocean Pals

MFT dies Blueprints 28 (for the sliding window)

Taylored Expressions Umbrella Die

Taylored Expressions When It Rains stamp set, Umbrella Die & Falling Rain background