Sunday, May 12, 2024

Thank You Pineapple

Hi friends. Happy May! Sorry that I haven't been blogging as much. I currently have my mom visiting all the way from Indonesia and am focusing on spending time with her as this kind of moment are rare and few in between. 

However, today, am popping in to share my Spellbinders' May Stitching Die Club card.

This pineapple is just gorgeous and yep, never thought I'd ever say that about a pineapple. Hah... but the stitching definitely add such a special touch to the pineapple. For the background of the card I used Leafy 3D Embossing folder, which is a classic and I feel like it can be used for many occasions. Once I am done with the embossing, I splatter some gold ink on it. Let dry and then adhere the stitched pineapple.

For the sentiment I used one of the sentiment All You Need Glimmer Sentiment set. And finish by adding some rhinestones. 

Hope you enjoy today's card and thank you for stopping  by here.

Monday, May 6, 2024

Sincere Sentiments

Hi peeps. Am popping in to do quick share os these cards that I made a while back, but haven't share it here on blog land.

Also, before I forget, if you're a fan of Spellbinders' dies, they're having a monstrous die sales at the moment. Check it out HERE to take advantage of the sales (and if you kindly click through my blog, I do get small commissions from the sales and of course, at no cost to you).

Back to the card, I went back to my clean and simple root and did these cards below using Stampendous' Sincere Sentiments set.

Sometimes I forgot how much I love clean and simple style and these cards totally reminded me why I love doing CAS card. All those white space just make me happy. :)

On the next card, I just made a little change and stamped teh image on colored cardstock instead and frame the image by adding the dotted frame.

Often less is more, right? Have a blessed day everyone!

Monday, April 22, 2024

All The Sentiments

 Hi friends. Today, I hope to bring smile and joy to you through my cards. First up is this card featuring Dancin' Birthday Dragon from Spellbinders paired with the newly released Stampendous All The Sentiments stamp & die set.

I die cut all the dragon pieces from white cardstock (except for the eyes and claws) and ink blending various colors on the. Piece them all together. On this card, I actually stamped the small sentiment first after measuring that I have enough opening for the cursive happy word. Stamp and die cut the cursive word. Adhere the dragon head with foam adhesive and leave the rest of the body dangling, so the body can swing. Here's my confession.... Only after all these done that I realized I want to add some shading on the background and am too lazy to undo the sentiment, so I ended up adding the shading above it. 

I fix that booboo on the card below. Here, I actually added the shading before I adhere the word happy. For variation, I decided to use Dancin' Birthday Monster Etched Dies set. I adore this li'l monster.

2 fun interactive cards. These cards makes me smile and I hope somehow in a small way they also makes you smile & brighten your day. Till next time... :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Glimmering Buttercups

 Hi there. As fans of hot foiling, I am excited that I get to play with the new Spellbinders Glimmering Buttercup Glimmer Plate & Stencils Bundle. They really knock it out of the park with the new Glimmering Flower collection. I want them all!

For my 1st card I hot foiled the flower using Copper hot foil roll. Then colored the image with various inks using the stencil that came with the bundle. Finish by adding sentiment from More Sentiments set hot foiled with Mini Rainbow Stripe hot foil roll.

For my  next card I went with pink and orange tone for the flowers and hot foiled the image with Matte Gold, which is one of my all time favorite hot foil roll to use. It just has such an elegant feeling to it.

Here's  close up look to show the gold shimmering under the light.

I hope you enjoy today's inspiration. As this post goes up, I will be in Japan with hubby chasing the cherry blossoms. If you'd like to see my travel adventure as well, you can follow me on Instagram under WIRIANTA. I don't have separate account for personal or card making, it's all in one. Check it out if you'd like. Thank you so much for stopping by here. Have a blessed day.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Spellbinders' April Stitching Die Club Kit

 Hi everyone. Happy April. Am popping in today to share my Spellbinders' April Stitching Die Club card.

This month set is a fun one and the amount of stitching is just right. I paired the set with Sending Sentiments set. Hubby been encouraging me to use dark background more often and I think it turned out well for this card.

Short one today peeps as I have loads of things to do as am getting ready for our next adventure chasing cherry blossoms in Japan! Till next time.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Just For Fun

Hi friends. This year, I definitely been making more cards for fun and not for assignment. I am making a conscious effort to use sets that I bought but haven't use or rarely use. Considering how much I spent in crafting goodies, I feel like I should actually us them instead of just collecting them. Hah!!

Today I want to share a few cards. For this first card, am using The Greetery Leaves All Around stencil with sentiment from Verve Stamps (they closed their door a few years ago, but they used to be one of my favorite company). I love Irish Blessings sentiment. For me they're just such a nice wishes to send or to say to your loved ones.

For the next two cards,  I used Pinkfresh Studios Berries & Blossoms set and again sentiment from Verve Stamps set. This sentiment set is part of my must keep for as long as possible. :)

I have shared the last 2 cards on my Instagram, but then I realized I haven't share much cards on my blog, so might as well post them here as well. I hope you enjoy these cards and my hope is somehow, some way in my little way I can help inspire you to keep creating. Thanks for stopping by here. Till next time.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Spellbinders' March Stitched Die

Hi there creative peeps. Happy March. I want to pop in today to share my Spellbinders' March Stitching Die Club card. Spellbinders has lots of kits to choose from, so you have plenty of options. This month's stitched die kit is beautiful and can be used for so many occasions. From birthday to just thinking of you or on my case I think this be great for my niece who's been studying hard to pass her exams and I just want to let her know I am proud of her.

As a book lover myself, this set reminds me so much of the beauty of real books. Not the digital kind. I love digital book, but there's something about touching those pages. Anyway this card is pretty straight forward. Die cut the pieces, add the stitching and then simply arrange all the pieces. Finish with sentiment from Always and Forever Sentiment Strips Press Plate.

And, I chose the dark background to make the pastel colors of the book, the teacup and the flowers popped. I hope you enjoy today's inspiration and as always may something good happen to you today that make you smile and fill you heart with gratitude.

Spellbinders Weekender Craft Kit

Hi all. Spellbinders have a fun virtual retreat in May and Club Members Have Early Access - Join the Club to Pre-Order Now! If you're interested, simply click on the pic below for more details.

 The last date to order the kit is May 1st (or until sold out). Hope you can join!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Monster & Dinosaur

It's been a long while since I play with fun, cute monster stuff. When I saw these monsters from Spellbinders, I knew I need to have them. I mean they're ridiculously cute! Here are some of the cards I made. The first 2 cards are using the Dancin' Birthday Monster Etched Dies set.

And, the best part? Their legs can swing side to side. There's little opening on top of the legs where I can put a small piece of foam adhesive (which hidden behind the monster body) and since there's no adhesive on the leg, the legs can move freely around the foam adhesive.

I just love how they're turned out. Like candy cute monster. The color reminds me of cotton candy. Hah!

For the next batch, I am showcasing Birthday Dinosaur Etched Dies. I think this would make such cute birthday cards for kids.

To add a bit more festivities, I decided to use rainbow hot foil for the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy today's cards. Wherever you are I wish that may today something good happen to you that makes you smile.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Queen Anne's Lace

Hi there. I am popping in today to share this card I made using Spellbinders Queen Anne's Lace & Ladybugs Etched die set.

I have to admit, at first I feel a bit apprehensive about this set because it seems like it's difficult, but thank goodness I was wrong. Since I've been into lilies a lot lately, I decided to paired it with the lilies from Oriental Lily and Wellies from Garden Club by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I think the yellow lilies paired really well with the navy background.

This card definitely not for mailing. I do however love to tuck in this kind of 3D card inside a gift bag. I think it will brighten the day of whoever receiving it. Stay tune for simple but fun cards that's the opposite of this 3D beauty. Till next time.

Thank You Pineapple

Hi friends. Happy May! Sorry that I haven't been blogging as much. I currently have my mom visiting all the way from Indonesia and am f...