Friday, May 10, 2013

You Make My Life Brighter

Hi Folks!

I am going to share a card where I use a mix of stamps from various companies. I know some crafters do not like to do this, but I like getting full use of my supplies and mixing and matching can put together a pretty neat card! 

I created a card that shows appreciation for a teacher. 
I started with some fun school bus paper which I added to my card base. I rounded the top right corner. Using a Notebook Rubber Cling Stamp by Stampabilities stamped in a light blue ink on white cardstock.  I trimmed it out and rounded the corners and placed on an angle. I stamped You Make My Life Brighter from Paper Smooches Giddy Bug set. 
Next I grabbed a stamp from Unity's Smarty Pants set and stamped it with black ink on a blue die-cut that I had in my stash of cuts that obviously didn't make the cut on a previous make. When this happens, I keep a ziplock bag of the misfits to use for a future project. :-)

I die-cut an apple using my cricut and added for a decorative touch.  An Easy Peasy card to show a teacher they have made an impact!

Further inspiration was found from Mojo Monday's 292 Sketch

Also linking up to Sunday {Fun}day Linky Party #9!

I hope you have a Fantastic Friday! 
~Tammy~

18 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love this

Arlene said...

Great card Tammy!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE how you mixed and matched to make this FAB teacher card! And that BG paper is just perfect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo cute! LOVING the school bus paper!!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very Pretty!

Audrey Pettit said...

I love mixing and matching my supplies, too! Makes for a really interesting and unique design, I think. Your combo here is absolutely fabulous! Love this! Such cute patterned paper, and awesome layered stamping!

Annette said...

what a cute card.. i love that fun bus paper... so cute

Juliana said...

Mixing and matching is something I need to do more of! I think you did a wonderful job of mixing and matching your stamps to create your card!!!

Lisa said...

I like to mix and match too Tammy so everything is not so "cookie cutter"! This is a perfect teacher card and you did a great job with the sketch!

Charlene said...

What a great card Tammy! I love mixing and matching too :-) Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Maria said...

Great job on mixing and matching! Love that school bus paper and sentiment! Sweet apple, too! It's a perfect card for a teacher! Take care and have a wonderful Happy Mother's Day, hugs!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! I love the sentiment and the fun school bus paper!! What a fabulous card my friend!! Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm with you. I like to mix stamp companies together. This card is a great example: they all look harmonious together!

Kristi said...

So cute! I love your take on the sketch!

Stella said...

It's fun to mix and match different brands; look what you made!!! This is such a cute and gorgeous card. I am with you; it's fun to put it all together!
XX

Barb Murphy said...

Tammy this is fabulous! Everything about it from the bus paper to the washi flags...to the tilted panels. Perfection!

Jessi Fogan said...

Could those teeny buses BE any cuter? I love it!! And the alphabet paper! Absolutely awesome mix! I love to mix & match, a lot, and I always find it strange when I don't ;)

VanessaB said...

super fun. I love it. great sentiment, too!